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May 19, 2019 — The Division II title goes from an unfamiliar venue to a very familiar place

The last several years, the NCAA Division II women’s lacrosse trophy has ventured into non-traditional territories. The site of competition has varied from Denver to Orlando, from Houston to this year’s site, Grand Valley State in Allendale, Mich.

The trophy has also gone to Florida Southern College in the last three years, but when you have traditional powers in the 16-team bracket, the teams who have the innate knowledge about how to do the right things to win a title will find a way.

Such was the case with Adelphi, which won its ninth Division II title with an 11-5 win over West Chester, a program with its own championship-level history.

Adelphi, oddly enough, didn’t even make the semifinals of its own conference tournament, having been knocked out by Merrimack. Merrimack won the Northeast-10 championship, but was not selected for the Division II bracket.

Makes you wonder, doesn’t it?