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Women Win Sixth NCAA Golf Title

Lacrosse has a chance to win another as well as the Final Four starts on Saturday.

Women won the NCAA title Friday; is lacrosse next up?
Women won the NCAA title Friday; is lacrosse next up?
Drew Hallowell

Congratulations to the women's golf team as Duke won the 2014 National Championship in Tulsa Friday, beating Southern Cal by two strokes.

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It's the sixth national championship for the team, joining 1999, 2002, 2005, 2006 and 2007.

When Duke won its first national championship in 1986, in men's soccer, it was a novelty. Now it's become something of a habit.

Aside from the women's golf titles and Duke's four in men's basketball, women's tennis won one in 2009 and lacrosse has titles in 2010 and 2013 and may win another this weekend. Duke plays Denver at 1:00 p.m. Saturday. If the Devils win, they'll play for the title again.

This year's team may be the most cosmopolitan team in Duke athletic history, with one player hailing from Israel, one from France, one from Colombia, one from Canada and two from China.

The Israeli, Leatita Beck was born in Belgium, The French citizen, Celine Boutier, is of Asian descent, as is the Canadian member, Irene Jung, and the American, Sandy Choi.

It's a remarkable group, really, which also underscores just how international the game has become.