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Maryland Lacrosse Win Men's, Women's ACC Championship

It's not the biggest sporting event in the world, but the ACC lacrosse championship is definitely a pretty big deal within the sport. No conference possesses as much talent as the ACC, so winning the tournament stands as a huge accomplishment. Winning both the men's and the women's? That's more than a huge accomplishment.

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So, congratulations are in order for Maryland, who managed to pull off the double on Easter Sunday. The women's team's 12-7 win over North Carolina was nice, though less surprising since the Terps were the top seed and had won the two previous ACC titles prior to this one. The men's team, however, was a surprise. Ryan Young, who along with brother Kevin had to deal with the death of their mother from pancreatic cancer last weekend, scored the game-winner and the Terps upset top-seeded Duke, 11-9, to win their first ACC title since 2005.

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The win means that you can pretty obviously say that John Tillman's first year as head coach is a success. Tillman took over after the school surprisingly decided not to renew the contract of longtime coach Dave Cottle, and while he won mostly with Cottle's players, he still did something Cottle hadn't done in a while. Now, he'll have to do something else Cottle couldn't do in several years: advance further than expected in the NCAA Tournament. The field will be announced on May 8.

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