For the 8th time in his 29 years of coaching at the University of Southern Maine, coach Ed Flaherty leads his Huskies to the Division-3 College World Series. USM knows the Appleton, Wisconsin landscape well - the Huskie made it to the national championship game a year ago, losing to Linfield(Oregon) in the title game.

USM(35-13) takes on Wisconsin-Whitewater(40-7) tonight at 8:45pm. The Warhawks have just a two hour drive to get to the CWS.

USM has won 2 national titles, in 1991 and 1997.

Here's a look at the Division-3 national champions over the years...

Year

Champion (Record)

Coach

Score

Runner-Up

Site

2013

Linfield (42-8)

Scott Brosius

4-1

Southern Maine

Appleton, Wis.

2012

Marietta (47-8)

Brian Brewer

7-2

Wheaton (Mass.)

Appleton, Wis.

2011

Marietta (47-4)

Brian Brewer

18-5

Chapman

Appleton, Wis.

2010

Illinois Wesleyan (31-21)

Dennis Martel

17-5

SUNY Cortland

Appleton, Wis.

2009

St. Thomas (Minn.) (41-13)

Dennis Denning

3-2 (12)

Wooster

Appleton, Wis.

2008

Trinity (Conn.) (45-1)

Bill Decker

5-4

Johns Hopkins

Appleton, Wis.

2007

Kean (43-8)

Neil Ioviero

5-4 (10)

Emory

Appleton, Wis.

2006

Marietta (43-11)

Brian Brewer

7-2

Wheaton (Mass.)

Appleton, Wis.

2005

Wisconsin-Whitewater (45-7)

John Vodenlich

11-4

SUNY Cortland

Appleton, Wis.

2004

George Fox (40-10)

Pat Bailey

5-3

Eastern Conn. St.

Appleton, Wis.

2003

Chapman (39-12)

Tom Tereschuk

15-7

Chris. Newport

Appleton, Wis.

2002

Eastern Connecticut St. (39-11-1)

Bill Holowaty

8-0

Marietta

Appleton, Wis.

2001

St. Thomas (Minn.) (39-10)

Dennis Denning

8-4

Marietta

Appleton, Wis.

2000

Montclair State (42-6-1)

Norm Schoenig

6-2

St. Thomas (Minn.)

Appleton, Wis.

1999

North Carolina Wesleyan (42-9)

Charlie Long

1-0

St. Thomas (Minn.)

Salem, Va.

1998

Eastern Connecticut St. (40-11)

Bill Holowaty

16-1

Montclair State

Salem, Va.

1997

Southern Maine (39-9)

Ed Flaherty

15-1

Wooster

Salem, Va.

1996

William Paterson (39-5-1)

Jeff Albies

6-5

Cal Lutheran

Salem, Va.

1995

La Verne (39-9)

Owen Wright

5-3

Methodist

Salem, Va.

1994

Wisconsin-Oshkosh (41-4)

Tom Lechnir

6-2

Wesleyan (Conn.)

Battle Creek, Mich.

1993

Montclair State (37-11)

Norm Schoenig

3-1

Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Battle Creek, Mich.

1992

William Paterson (36-7)

Jeff Albies

3-1

Cal Lutheran

Battle Creek, Mich.

1991

Southern Maine (38-6)

Ed Flaherty

9-0

TCNJ

Battle Creek, Mich.

1990

Eastern Connecticut St. (40-6)

Bill Holowaty

8-1

Aurora

Battle Creek, Mich.

1989

North Carolina Wesleyan (33-11-1)

Mike Fox

8-7 (13)

Cal State Stanislaus

Bristol, Conn.

1988

Ithaca (36-4-1)

George Valesente

7-5

Wis.-Oshkosh

Bristol, Conn.

1987

Montclair State (34-14-1)

Kevin Cooney

13-12 (10)

Wis.-Oshkosh

Marietta, Ohio

1986

Marietta (48-13-2)

Don Schaly

11-6

Ithaca

Marietta, Ohio

1985

Wisconsin-Oshkosh (37-3)

Russ Tiedemann

11-6

Marietta

Marietta, Ohio

1984

Ramapo (35-11)

Mickey Ennis

5-4

Marietta

Marietta, Ohio

1983

Marietta (49-9)

Don Schaly

36-8

Otterbein

Marietta, Ohio

1982

Eastern Connecticut St. (38-6-1)

Bill Holowaty

11-6

Cal State Stanislaus

Marietta, Ohio

1981

Marietta (59-5)

Don Schaly

14-12 (12)

Ithaca

Marietta, Ohio

1980

Ithaca (33-4)

George Valesente

12-5

Marietta

Marietta, Ohio

1979

Rowan (29-5)

Michael Briglia

3-0

Cal State Stanislaus

Marietta, Ohio

1978

Rowan (29-11)

Michael Briglia

5-3

Marietta

Marietta, Ohio

1977

Cal State Stanislaus (33-18-1)

Jim Bowen

8-5

Brandeis

Marietta, Ohio

1976

Cal State Stanislaus (33-20-2)

Jim Bowen

13-6

Ithaca

Marietta, Ohio