Three MoCo Natives Help Maryland Men’s Lacrosse Win National Championship

by MCS Staff

Maryland men’s lacrosse has won the National Championship completed its undefeated season by defeating Cornell 9-7, becoming the first team to complete an undefeated season with a championship since UVA in 2006.

The Terps, who finished the season 18-0, were helped by three MoCo natives– Matthew Copp, Zach Wittier; and Alex Smith. One additional player, John Geppert, attended high school in MoCo (Landon), but is from D.C.

Matthew Copp is a 6’2, 180 pound Junior from Damascus. He graduated from Landon in Bethesda and played in 9 games this year. Zach Whittier is a 5’10, 160 pound Freshman who is a Kensington native, who attended Georgetown Prep in North Bethesda. Alex Smith is a 6’2, 195 pound grad student from Bethesda, who attended St. Andrew’s in Bethesda. He appeared in 13 games this season. Landon’s John Geppert appeared in all 18 games and scored 5 goals.



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