Top Moment #3 of 2013-14: CCC Three-Peat and NCAA Berth for Men's Lacrosse

Top Moment #3 of 2013-14: CCC Three-Peat and NCAA Berth for Men's Lacrosse
SPRINGFIELD, Mass.--The third time is the charm for the Western New England University men's lacrosse team, which captured its third Commonwealth Coast Conference championship in a row and fifth overall since the Golden Bears joined the conference in 2008. That is the No. 3 moment/story of the 2013-14 academic year in Western New England Athletics.

The Golden Bears, who started just 1-6, rebounded nicely by winning nine of their next 10 outings to get the opportunity to successfully qualify for the NCAA Division III Men's Lacrosse Championship for the seventh time in program history. In the CCC Finals at Endicott College, WNE erased a three-goal deficit and completed an eight-goal scoring streak in the second half for a come-from-behind 13-8 road victory over nationally No. 11-ranked Endicott College, earning the conference's automatic berth to the national tournament as a result.

Western New England finished with a 10-8 overall record, with seven losses coming at the hands of nationally ranked opponents, and was the second seed in the CCC Tournament after a 7-1 conference ledger. This year's senior class is the first to claim three CCC championships in a row. (From 2007-09, WNE started as champions of the Pilgrim League before earning back-to-back CCC titles.)

2013-14 Top Moments/Stories Schedule
No. 10: Men's Golf winning the Division III title (4th overall) at 79th annual New England Intercollegiate Golf Association Championships
No. 9: 131 Academic All-Conference honorees, a school record for the third-straight school year
No. 8: Volleyball becoming the second WNE women's sport to claim consecutive ECAC championships
No. 7: Record-setting offense for football
No. 6: Women's Lacrosse has best season ever highlighted by an unbeaten regular season
No. 5: Kevin Parma Combining Scholarship and Athletics Excellence in Men's Soccer
No. 4: Return to Commonwealth Coast Conference Men's Soccer Prominence
No. 3: Commonwealth Coast Conference Three-Peat for Men's Lacrosse
No. 2: Aug. 25
No. 1: Sep. 1