UAlbany lacrosse has taken over the capital region in the past few years as being the dominant capital region team. A prominently ranked team in the NCAA's lacrosse rankings, head coach Scott Marr has transformed UAlbany into a national lacrosse powerhouse, drawing interest from some of the nation's top recruits.

After dominating #7 Syracuse 15-3 in their opener at the Carrier Dome, the Great Danes are on a path that we haven't seen in capital region sports history. After obtaining their highest ever pre-season ranking in the national polls (#3), UAlbany currently sits as the #2 ranked team in the country behind Duke University.

With one more considerably tough game left on their schedule before conference play (at Maryland on March 10th), UAlbany could achieve something spectacular this season.

This past summer, ESPN's Anish Shroff joined the team and said that UAlbany is 'the best team in the country' heading into the 2018 lacrosse season.

But can they be the best capital region team we've ever seen? That could be the ultimate debate.

When I think of the best team's we've seen in the capital region, the one that immediately comes to mind is the 2014 Union Hockey National Championship team.

2014 NCAA Division I Men's Hockey Championship
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Union defeated Vermont, Providence, and Boston College, on their way to beating #1 Minnesota in the Frozen Four Final to claim their first ever National Championship in only their 4th appearance in the tournament.

So, I ask the capital region...what's the best ever capital region sports team?

Let's keep it collegiate. We've had a number of high school team's achieve glory, but collegiately, who's the best?

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