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Ravens Cheer on Championship Maryland Lacrosse Teams


Count Ravens Owner Steve Bisciotti, Head Coach John Harbaugh and a good number of players among those who closely followed the Maryland's men lacrosse team win the NCAA Championship Monday with a 9-6 win over Ohio State.

The Ravens have met Terps co-captain Nick Manis, Jr., a short-stick defensive midfielder. Manis has attended team practices and games with his father, Nick Sr., who was a lacrosse captain at Maryland when they lost the title to Johns Hopkins in 1979. Nick Jr.'s grandfather, George, played basketball at Maryland from 1950-53.

Manis Sr.'s company, Manis, Canning & Associates, is among the oldest and most successful government relations firms in Maryland and represents the Ravens in state and local government affairs.

The Terrapin men's lacrosse team snapped a 42-year title drought by beating Ohio State. The Terps had lost in the national championship game in back-to-back years.

They weren't the only team celebrating at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., during Memorial Day weekend.

On Sunday, the University of Maryland's women's lacrosse team captured its third national championship in four years and 14th overall with a 16-13 victory over Boston College. It capped an undefeated season for the Terps.

In the Division III men's championship, Salisbury (Bisciotti's alma mater) took home its second-straight title and 12th overall with a 15-7 victory over Rochester Institute of Technology.

"I was glued to the TV watching the Maryland games this weekend," Bisciotti said.

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