Despite having qualified for the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) playoffs in six of the past seven years, it had been twenty-one years since Union's men's lacrosse team had reached the championship game.
This spring, the Dutchmen broke that string when they defeated Rensselaer, 10-9, in double overtime.
The title game was another story, however, as top-seeded Alfred scored nine consecutive goals on its way to an 18-7 win.
The Dutchmen did well with a tough schedule and swept local rivals Skidmore (13-3), Albany (9-4) and Rensselaer (12-6 in the regular season) to
win the Capital Cup for the ninth time in the trophy's ten years.
Junior attackman Scott Porter and senior midfielder Cory Holbrough led the team in scoring with forty-six and forty-two points, respectively. Holbrough, who was the leading scorer for Union's hockey team this year, finished his lacrosse career with seventy goals and 124 points.
Molly Pearson set a Union single-season goal-scoring record as she led the Dutchwomen to a 6-7 record. After scoring
forty-two goals last season, she reached forty-five this year to break the record of forty-four set by Holly Howard in 1981.
Union qualified for the state tournament for the first time since 1989, losing to
fourth-seeded Cortland 18-9 in the first round.
Despite a 3-10 record in one-run games, the softball team went to the state tournament, where it beat Skidmore 4-2 in the first round before losing to eventual champion Brockport, 11-1, in the semifinals. Senior Chrissy Nytransky led the team in hitting with a .467 average.