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On Saturday, the lacrosse team brought
back the first national championship for Caro
lina since 1957.
Well, that is wonderful, but it is not the
most significant factor in the final 14-13
victory over Johns Hopkins.
This victory wasn't a rah-rah win over an
ACC archrival, and it did more than give Tar
Heel fans a few extra bragging rights. Now
that the huge 1931 lacrosse trophy is in the
trophy case at Carmichael, it is time to quit
talking about this championship in the same
breath with the basketball team's successes.
It is time to stop putting graduated values
on championships in each sport One is not
worth more than another no matter how basketball-crazy
this state is. It would be nice to
win championships in each sport, but one is
no more desirable than another. They just
mean different things.
This lacrosse championship does mean
that UNC's lacrosse team and its members
have reached the height of their sport These
guys did not fall behind in classes, nor did
they run sprints up and down the field in
practice, hour after hour every week for the
adoration of students. They also didn't win
the championship to sign a multi-year con
tract with a pro team right out of college
and be financially secure for life.
This year, the Tar Heel lacrosse team is the
.best there is anywhere.
YVhafs more, Coach Willie Scroggs left
the cradle of Baltimore to come to a place
where lacrosse was about as popular as grits
are up North. He came at a time when the
lacrosse program was just short of ruin. The
former coadvPaul Doty had suspended 14
players, and morale was low.
Scroggs worked hard to recruit enough talented-lacrosse
players to turn the program
around. This national title is a memento of
the team's long hours and hard work.
Even though the lacrosse team doesn't get
as much money as some of the other sports,
Scroggs said the program was adequately
funded and that the money was not the most
"What we really want is the fan support,"
he said. "The fans around here are great, and
we saw. a big increase in the number of
people coming to the games as compared to
last year. The Navy game was great, espe
cially considering that the students weren't
in school and hadn't started the summer
Scroggs also said that both the Virginia
and Maryland matches would be played in
Chapel Hill next year and should boost the
Scrogg has no immediate plans to leave
UNC. "I'm still here, and I'm going to do the
best I can to try to build the program and
maintain the level we are on now," he said.
"We had a great recruiting year and our
schedule is going to be good next year. It
looks as though we'll be playing Hopkins up
in Baltimore during the regular season."
UNC's last goals came from Burnett, who made
a brilliant behind-the-back shot, and from Jeff
Homire, who scored with just 1:54 remaining.
But lacrosse monarchs like johns Hopkins don't
roll over and die. The Blue Jays' Brent Schneck
and Jeff Cook scored once more each but ran out
of time, with Cook's goal coming seconds before
the end of the game.
Both teams had plenty of close fouls called and
shots that barely missed. "We took excellent shots,
but some of them just didn't go in," Scroggs said.
"Monte (Hill) shot a good one that just whizzed
right over the top of the goal."
Now that this season is over, the question is
whether Carolina will be able to compete consist
ently on a par with schools such as Hopkins.
"We only lost four seniors," Scroggs said. "So
just about everybody will be back and we had a
great recruiting year. And next year the fan support
should be even better than it was at the end of this
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