Men’s soccer claim Lynn’s 20th national championship

This is Lynn’s 4th men’s soccer national championship in school history with additional wins in 2003, 1991 and 1987
Men’s soccer claim Lynn’s 20th national championship

Published Dec. 04, 2012

The sting of loss from last year’s final has given way to jubilation following Lynn University’s 3-2 victory over Saginaw Valley State in the NCAA Division II Championship final, claiming the program’s fourth national title and the 20th in school history.

Johnny Mertl and Yannick Braeuer scored first-half goals but it was Anthony Desperito’s goal with 20 minutes remaining that allowed the Fighting Knights to hoist the championship trophy.

Lynn finishes the season 19-3-1 overall. The Blue & White previously won national crowns in 2003, 1991 and 1987. 

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