1. A national title and a bowl bid

Dom Starsia guides the men’s lacrosse team to the NCAA championship, and football coach Mike London leads the Cavaliers to the Chick-fil-A Bowl.

Starsia and London received national and conference coaching awards for their seasons. In the course of leading the Cavaliers to the national title with a 9-7 victory over Maryland, Starsia recorded 329 career victories, the most of any coach at the Division I level. The effort on the field was led by Steele Stanwick (Col ’12), winner of the Tewaaraton Trophy, awarded to the top male collegiate lacrosse player in the country.

In football, the Cavaliers compiled an 8-4 regular season record and will meet Auburn on New Year’s Eve in Atlanta for the Chick-fil-A Bowl. London, in his second season, was named ACC Coach of the Year.

Coach Starsia and the lacrosse team won the NCAA championship trophy.Photo by Sports Media Relations

Coach London (center) was named ACC Coach of the Year after leading the Cavaliers to a bowl bid. Photo by Sports Media Relations