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It was only the second national title of any kind for the Jesuit school in Baltimore, joining the 1976 Division II men’s soccer championship. Toomey, who played goalie on the Greyhounds’ first final four team in 1990, became the first coach to win a title in his initial final four appearance since 1992.

Loyola also became the third team to win the championship a year after missing the tournament, further cementing a rise viewed as out-of-nowhere in every corner of the lacrosse world except the Greyhounds’ locker room.

“It’s a special day for Loyola,” Toomey said. “Hopefully, it will sink in down the road. I can’t understate the excitement I have for so many.”