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Northwestern lacrosse earns dynasty status

Updated: May 28, 2012, 8:37 AM ET
By Jane McManus

STONY BROOK, N.Y. -- For Northwestern senior Shannon Smith, it was a performance she can rest a career on. The West Babylon native was a worthy MVP for a program worthy of the term dynasty.

With her electric yellow shoelaces making stealth impossible, Smith led all scorers with two goals and two assists as No. 2 Northwestern defeated fourth-seeded Syracuse 8-6 in the NCAA Division I women's lacrosse championship. It is the seventh title for the Wildcats in eight years.

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