PIONEERS PLAY FOR NATIONAL TITLE • Denver will play in its first National Championship game in men's lacrosse on Monday at 11 a.m. MT against No. 6 seed Maryland. • As an athletic program, Denver has claimed 29 national titles, with DU taking home 22 skiing titles and seven hockey titles. • DU head coach Bill Tierney will look to claim his seventh national title on Monday (6-2). • Tierney will look to become the first head coach to win a DI men's National Lacrosse Championship with two different teams on Monday. •The Pioneers 16 wins entering Monday's final ties with the 2014 squad for the most in program history.
NEW RECORD HOLDERS • Wesley Berg broke both Denver's career goals and career points records on April 11. The senior enters the game with 250 points and 183 goals. • Freshman Trevor Baptiste set both the overall DU single-season record and the NCAA record for faceoff wins by a freshman on May 2. The Denver rookie enters Monday with 300 faceoff wins. • Sophomore Maryland transfer Connor Cannizzaro set the DU single-season points record, recording his 79th of the season in the BIG EAST Final.
DENVER AS A TOP-5 TEAM • Denver is 37-9 as a top-5 team since turning DI, including 7-2 (3-1 Neutral) as the No. 3 team in the coaches' poll.
A GAME OF RUNS • Denver started its April 25 game vs. Marquette on a 13-1 run, the fourth 10-1 run or better this season. • DU also held Lehigh without a goal in the second and third quarters (10-1 run), over 40 minutes straight without a goal. Denver has held its opponent without a goal in consecutive quarters just twice in the Tierney era (2/24/13 vs. Canisius).
THE CANNIZZARO EFFECT • Connor Cannizzaro has had at least seven points in six games this season, including eight points in each of Denver's first two games and in the BIG EAST Final, becoming the first player in program history to have eight points in two or more games in a season. • In his rookie season at Maryland, the 2014 ACC Freshman of the Year had eight assists.