CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- Lars Tiffany wasted little time taking a peak into next season with his Virginia team just moments after losing to Maryland in the NCAA Quarterfinals.

"When you start looking forward and I'll admit we just talked about it in the locker room quickly, we'll vote for captains tomorrow," Tiffany said on Sunday.

The Cavaliers lost their NCAA Championship rematch 18-9 on Sunday in Columbus, Ohio. Tiffany described the Terrapins as one of the three greatest teams in college lacrosse history along with the 1990 Syracuse and 2006 Virginia teams. Maryland returned the majority of their squad from the team, who lost by one goal in 2021 to Virginia, and Tiffany said the Cavaliers will take a page out of their book when preparing for 2023.

"We are going to learn from it," Tiffany said, "We recognize that last year's national championship game was the impetus for Maryland to take their team to the next level, now it's our turn. Watch this team, study this team, learn from this, so we come back in 2023 at a different level, at an all-time different level for Virginia lacrosse."

Similar to Maryland, UVA will return the majority of this year's team next season outside of the program's all-time leader in points scored in Matt Moore. The Cavaliers will see their top three goal scorers back with Tewaaraton Award finalist Connor Shellenberger, Payton Cormier and Xander Dickson, along with former No. 1 overall recruit Griffin Schutz, who Tiffany said could step into Moore's vacant role on the attack line. Nearly the entire defense will return led by All-Americans Cole Kastner and Cade Saustad with ACC Freshman of the Year Matthew Nunes back in goal. In the midfield, two-way middie Jeff Conner and the program's all-time faceoffs leader Petey LaSalla are committed to returning for a fifth-season.

Along with an already stout group of returners, Virginia also brings in another top class of recruits led by two of Inside Lacrosse's top-five players in midfielder Joey Terenzi and attackman Truit Sunderland. Tiffany has even dipped into the transfer market to bring in former Vermont All-American midfielder Thomas McConvey, who scored 60 goals for the Catamounts this past season, into the fold as a grad transfer.

After winning back-to-back NCAA Championships, players feel the loss will re-invigorate the Cavaliers just like Maryland a year ago.

"It's something that's definitely going to be on my mind for awhile, but at the same time I think you got to turn it around and get right back to work," Kastner said, "Looking forward to getting home and getting started. It'll definitely be on my mind, but I don't think that's a bad thing, just going to keep pushing me and push everyone else."

Tiffany says voting for captains immediately will help the team start to build leadership from within over the summer. It is also just the first step towards getting Virginia back to the top of the sport and in Tiffany's mind an "all-time" level.

"When the cord is cut and the season is over it's hard," Tiffany said, "I can't wait to get back in three months, I can't wait to get back on the practice field and start learning from this loss, emulating a championship program in the University of Maryland and making this thing even better than it's been."