Division I women's lacrosse championships to return to Towson in 2014

The NCAA Division I women’s lacrosse championships will return to Towson University in 2014.

Thursday’s announcement by NCAA officials comes seven weeks after the 2013 championships were awarded to Villanova University in Pennsylvania.

Johnny Unitas Stadium has hosted three previous Division I women’s final four weekends, in 2008, 2009 and 2010. In 2010, a record-breaking crowd of 9,782 fans watched Maryland defeat Northwestern, 13-11, ending the Wildcats’ run of five straight and giving the Terrapins their 11th national title.

For the last two years, the national championships have been held at Stony Brook on Long Island, but Towson officials are thrilled to have the event return to their campus.

“Towson University is excited to bring an outstanding event like the women’s lacrosse national championship back to Baltimore,” Mike Waddell, Towson director of athletics said in a news release. “Our campus has hosted this event three of the last five years. Once again, we will roll out the red carpet for the NCAA and many fans that will help us sell out Johnny Unitas Stadium as we create and outstanding environment for the championship weekend.”

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