Another National Champion from Penn Yan.

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express
Mercyhurst senior defensive midfielder DT Benedict of Penn Yan

Former Mustang lacrosse player DT Benedict and his Mercyhurst College teammates won the NCAA D II Men’s National Championship over the weekend with a 9-8 victory over Adelphi University at the M&T?Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Md.

This is the first national championship for the Lakers in the 15-year history of the lacrosse program. This is the team’s fifth appearance in post-season play.

For a video recap of the game, visit the NCAA Lacrosse website.

Last year, Penn Yan Academy alumni Michael Manley and the Duke University Lacrosse team won the Division I National Championship. Duke was eliminated this year by Maryland.

Manley played on the same Mustang teams as Benedict.

Following the Mercyhurst victory, several PYA alumni stopped by to celebrate. From left: D.T. Benedict, R.J. Wickham, Chris Carlson, Mercyhurst goalie and West Irondequoit graduate Zack Nash [holding trophy], proud mom Carolyn Benedict, Brandon Trombley, and Matt Knapp.