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Georgetown fell one win short of winning only its third national championship in any sport. The Hoyas won the 1984 NCAA men’s basketball tournament and captured the 2011 women’s cross country national title.

“If you had told me my freshman year we would have been playing for the national championship, I would have laughed in your face,” said Christianson, one of five seniors.

Wiese said he was inspired to see how his team galvanized the Georgetown community.

“I told the players in the locker room that we have the second-place trophy, which today is one of the sourest things you can look at,” Wiese said. “But I know give it some time, it’s going to be something that we really treasure.”