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Miller, Denver win lacrosse title

Zach Miller of Salamanca is a national champion.

Miller and his University of Denver teammates captured the NCAA Division I men's lacrosse championship on Monday. The Pioneers defeated Maryland in the finals, 10-5, in Philadelphia.

Miller had a goal and an assist in the title contest.

It's the first national title for Denver, which beat top-seeded Notre Dame on Saturday. Wesley Berg had five goals and Ryan LaPlante added 13 saves for the Pioneers. Denver is the first team located west of the Mississippi River to win an NCAA title.

Miller is a member of Seneca Nation, and he played high school lacrosse at the Hill Academy in Vaughan, Ontario. Last year he was part of the Iroquois Nationals team that earned a bronze medal at the World Lacrosse Championships in Denver.

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