Justin WaltersMay 26, 2017, 7:38 pmNov 15, 2017, 4:03 pm

Adelphi dynasty? Girls lacrosse team nets 8th national championship title

With 3 in the last 4 years, in total Panthers say model of excellence is instilled the moment players arrive on campus

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With three titles in four years and eight total, dynasty seems like the best word to characterize Adelphi's lacrosse program.

The Panther's culture of domination begins way before players step foot on campus. Most teams hope to win a national championship, but Adelphi's lacrosse program is not like most teams.

"The Adelphi culture itself though, we have a high expectation here," says senior Kate Beier.

"There are a lot of teams that have a hope to get there. We have an expectation," says women's head coach Pat McCabe.

The Panthers captured their third national title in four years against Florida Southern last weekend and eighth in program history. Adelphi's model of excellence is instilled very early on.

"The recruiting process and your commitment to Adelphi is not the finish line. That's really where it starts. We expect you to be ready to play when you arrive on campus," says McCabe.

"I couldn't have made a better choice to come to Adelphi and win three national championships," Beier says. She and her senior classmates will graduate with three national titles on their resume. Their advice to younger Panthers: Don't take any moment for granted

"We’re fortunate enough to have been there a couple of times, but as a freshman, I know it was a surreal feeling and I could only imagine how the freshman this year felt," says senior Jacqueline Jahelka.

"I wouldn't say you ever get used to it. It think championships are hard to come by and the fact that we have, you know, eight here now," McCabe says.

Next Thursday, Adelphi University will host the Nassau Class A Girls Championship. The title game will have high expectations after the semifinal finishes.

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