Perhaps the significance of the Retrievers' shocker against Virginia was best described by UMBC lacrosse player Billy Nolan.
After his team beat No. 1 Albany just weeks after the NCAA Tournament upset, Nolan told The Baltimore Sun, "When you see something like that, it's not just us that believe we can do it. Anyone out there watching TV believes anything can be done, really."
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Issue 250: December 2018 / January 2019