The Lakers went into the season as the country's top-ranked team, and anything short of the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference championship would have been a disappointment.
Shriver, in his 35th season, had a senior-laden team that was driven by last year's difficult loss to Loyola in the title game, which spoiled a potential perfect season.
The Lakers' response was an 18-0 record that produced the program's 10th league title. It was Shriver's sixth league championship as head coach and third undefeated season — the last coming in 2006 — and he now has a 490-135 career record.
Shriver, who praised the work of his coaching staff, made sure his Lakers avoided the temptation of looking ahead by having his team well prepared for each opponent.
With much of the talent on offense returning, Shriver revamped a largely new defense and was able to overcome the midseason loss of standout senior defenseman Hugh Mosko as the Lakers limited opponents to 7.7 goals per game.