The Best Thing That Happened This Week: It’s Good to Have Goals

Just ask the men's lacrosse team from Cabrini University.

The NCAA Division III Cabrini University lacrosse champions. Photo | Cabrini Athletics

The roster of the men’s lacrosse team at tony Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts, crisscrosses the nation: Players hail from Kentucky, California, Florida, Illinois, Virginia, Michigan, Georgia … (The team, now known as Mammoths, used to be the Lord Jeffs, named after Lord Jeffery Amherst, a colonial British military officer, until the painfully P.C. school decided that mascot was offensive.) The roster of the team from Cabrini University in Radnor — named for Mother Cabrini, a 20th-century nun who founded an order that ministered to Italian immigrants to America — is decidedly more local, with grads from area public (C.B. West, Penncrest, Marple Newtown, Quakertown, Haverford, Plymouth Whitemarsh, Springfield), parochial (Archbishop Wood, Berks Catholic), and just a smattering of private (St. Joe’s Prep, Valley Forge Military Academy, Wilmington Friends) schools.

Yet it was the homegrown Cavaliers who triumphed last Sunday in the NCAA Division III finals at our own Lincoln Financial Field, coming from behind to whomp Amherst’s Whoevers, 16-12. Nine different players scored to win longtime head coach Steve Colfer his first-ever national championship. Congratulations, you guys!

More importantly, you’ll be happy to know that both teams have plenty of players highly eligible for Inside Lacrosse’s annual Lacrosse All-Name Team. We’re lookin’ at you, Chase Yager, River Harper, Logan Lair, Tamer Sullivan, Cassius Christie, Colton Padgett, Behn Worley …