EXACTLY 3,535 fans turned out at Johns Hopkins' Homewood Field on Sunday to watch the greatest women's lacrosse dynasty of all time, the University of Maryland, beat Georgetown with eight seconds left in double overtime for its seventh successive national title.
The growing interest in women's team sports, for participating and spectating, does not end with soccer.
Young girls seek Jen Adams' autograph and imitate her hair style as their sisters did Mia Hamm. Ms. Adams, the finest woman player to wield a stick, came all the way from Australia to do it at College Park.
So let there be no weeping over Maryland's falling short of expectations in football, and men's basketball and lacrosse this school year. Whose expectations were those?
The Maryland women have the longest national championship streak going in the National Collegiate Athletic Association, and the eighth longest in NCAA Division I history.
Keep up the good work.