For most Griz fans, it has been entirely too long since UM has won a national championship. It may not be what all the eGrizzers are waiting for, but the Griz did manage to win one this year as the University of Montana lacrosse team defeated St. John's in the MCLA division B national championship.
This article on the game calls the result an upset but you really can't call it that. The Johnnies were in their second consecutive national championship and their record after this one was 0-2. The reason you can't call it an upset is because the Griz were obviously a better team. They won 15-5 and set a record for most goals score in a division b championship game against a team that had not lost all season.
The Griz lacrosse program has been in a rapid ascent since its inception in the late nineties. One of the more interesting notes about this team is that only two players on the roster are from Montana. Three come from the high school I attended in a Seattle suburb, Bainbridge Island High School. It's important to note this high school team won yet another Washington state championship with a win Saturday night over Mercer Island. I don't know the exact number but it's more than ten in the last fifteen years. Congrats to both teams.
Photo courtesy of GrizLax.com.