The State Finals have come to an exciting and thrilling conclusion at UMBC with a little something for everyone. Each State Champion has overcome its own obstacles throughout the season before prevailing in the State title game. Select the links above for complete results and records for each State Final team. (Updated 8:30 am, 5/25/12)
Title play began with Class 2A/1A on Tuesday, 5/22 as Fallston topped South Carroll, 14-7 for their second state title. The Class 4A/3A crown went to South River, their second, in a hard-fought win over Westminster, 10-8. The final game on Wednesday featuring Hereford versus Glenelg for the Class 3A/2A bragging rights was postponed until Thursday, 5/24. Hereford eventually prevailed over Glenelg, who won the tournament Sportsmanship Award, by a score of 13-8. This was Hereford's eighth state crown and fifth in a row. All of the championship games were taped and will be streamed on a delayed basis on the internet by College Scout. Go to www.college-scout-video.com to view video and to purchase championship game DVD's.
A debt of gratitude goes out to the University of Maryland-Baltimore County Athletic Department and their hard-working staff for the superior cooperation and assistance provided to us prior to and throughout the State Finals. The MPSSAA would also like to extend our sincerest appreciation to our State Boys' Lacrosse Committee, led by Director Ken Zorbach, for their sweat equity in directing the region tournaments and staffing the State Finals. Thanks, too, to the Principal and Athletic Director at each of the three State Semifinal school sites for allowing us to host games at their facilities. There is no tournament without the efforts of these key individuals and we are fortunate to have each of them on our "team". Best wishes for an enjoyable off-season and we hope to see everyone back on the turf next spring!