NCAA Division I women's lacrosse tournament

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NCAA Division I women's lacrosse tournament
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2023 NCAA Division I Women's Lacrosse Championship
SportWomen's college lacrosse
Founded1982
No. of teams29
CountryUnited States
Most recent
champion(s)
Northwestern (8th Title)
Most titlesMaryland (14 Titles)
TV partner(s)ESPN, ESPNU, ESPN+
Official websiteNCAA.com

The annual NCAA Division I Women's Lacrosse Championship tournament has determined the top women's lacrosse team in the NCAA Division I since 1982. The Maryland Terrapins are the most successful team with fourteen titles. The most recent championship was won by Northwestern.

History[edit]

Lacrosse was one of twelve women's sports added to the NCAA championship program for the 1981-82 school year, as the NCAA engaged in battle with the AIAW for sole governance of women's collegiate sports. The AIAW continued to conduct its established championship program in the same twelve (and other) sports; however, after a year of dual women's championships, the AIAW held its last championship in 1982 and ceased operation.

Separate championships are held for Division II, founded in 2001, and Division III, founded in 1985.[1]

Results[edit]

See Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women Champions for the women's lacrosse champions from 1978 to 1982. NOTE: In 1982 there were both NCAA and AIAW Division I champions.

2005 Championship between the Virginia Cavaliers and Northwestern Wildcats
NCAA Division I women's lacrosse tournament
Year Site Stadium Championship Results
Champion Score Runner-Up
1982
Details
Trenton, NJ
(Trenton State)
Lions Stadium Massachusetts 9–6 Trenton State
1983
Details
Philadelphia, PA
(Penn)
Franklin Field Delaware 10–7 Temple
1984
Details
Boston, MA
(Boston U.)
Nickerson Field Temple 6–4 Maryland
1985
Details
Philadelphia, PA
(Penn)
Franklin Field New Hampshire 6–5 Maryland
1986
Details
College Park, MD
(Maryland)
Byrd Stadium Maryland 6–5 Penn State
1987
Details
College Park, MD
(Maryland)
Byrd Stadium Penn State 7–6 Temple
1988
Details
Haverford, PA
(Haverford)
Walton Field Temple (2) 15–7 Penn State
1989
Details
West Chester, PA
(West Chester)
John A. Farrell Stadium Penn State (2) 7–6 Harvard
1990
Details
Princeton, NJ
(Princeton)
Palmer Stadium Harvard 8–7 Maryland
1991
Details
Trenton, NJ
(Trenton State)
Lions Stadium Virginia 8–6 Maryland
1992
Details
Bethlehem, PA
(Lehigh)
Goodman Stadium Maryland (2) 11–10
(OT)
Harvard
1993
Details
College Park, MD
(Maryland)
Byrd Stadium Virginia (2) 8–6
(OT)
Princeton
1994
Details
College Park, MD
(Maryland)
Byrd Stadium Princeton 10–7 Maryland
1995
Details
Trenton, NJ
(Trenton State)
Lions Stadium Maryland (3) 13–5 Princeton
1996
Details
Bethlehem, PA
(Lehigh)
Goodman Stadium Maryland (4) 10–5 Virginia
1997
Details
Bethlehem, PA
(Lehigh)
Goodman Stadium Maryland (5) 8–7 Loyola (MD)
1998
Details
Catonsville, MD
(UMBC)
UMBC Stadium Maryland (6) 11–5 Virginia
1999
Details
Baltimore, MD
(Johns Hopkins)
Homewood Field Maryland (7) 16–6 Virginia
2000
Details
Trenton, NJ
(TCNJ)
Lions Stadium Maryland (8) 16–8 Princeton
2001
Details
Baltimore, MD
(Johns Hopkins)
Homewood Field Maryland (9) 14–13
(3OT)
Georgetown
2002
Details
Baltimore, MD
(Loyola)
Diane Geppi-Aikens Field Princeton (2) 12–7 Georgetown
2003
Details
Syracuse, NY
(Syracuse)
Carrier Dome Princeton (3) 8–7
(OT)
Virginia
2004
Details
Princeton, NJ
(Princeton)
Princeton Stadium Virginia (3) 10–4 Princeton
2005
Details
Annapolis, MD
(Navy)
Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium Northwestern 13–10 Virginia
2006
Details
Boston, MA
(Boston U.)
Nickerson Field Northwestern (2) 7–4 Dartmouth
2007
Details
Philadelphia, PA
(Penn)
Franklin Field Northwestern (3) 15–13 Virginia
2008
Details
Towson, MD
(Towson)
Johnny Unitas Stadium Northwestern (4) 10–6 Penn
2009
Details
Towson, MD
(Towson)
Johnny Unitas Stadium Northwestern (5) 21–7 North Carolina
2010
Details
Towson, MD
(Towson)
Johnny Unitas Stadium Maryland (10) 13–11 Northwestern
2011
Details
Stony Brook, NY
(Stony Brook)
Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium Northwestern (6) 8–7 Maryland
2012
Details
Stony Brook, NY
(Stony Brook)
Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium Northwestern (7) 8–6 Syracuse
2013
Details
Villanova, PA
(Villanova)
Villanova Stadium North Carolina 13–12
(3OT)
Maryland
2014
Details
Towson, MD
(Towson)
Johnny Unitas Stadium Maryland (11) 15–12 Syracuse
2015
Details
Chester, PA
(Saint Joseph's)
PPL Park Maryland (12) 9–8 North Carolina
2016
Details
Chester, PA
(Saint Joseph's)
Talen Energy Stadium North Carolina (2) 13–7 Maryland
2017
Details
Foxborough, MA
(UMass)
Gillette Stadium Maryland (13) 16–13 Boston College
2018
Details
Stony Brook, NY
(Stony Brook)
Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium James Madison 16–15 Boston College
2019
Details
Baltimore, MD
(Johns Hopkins)
Homewood Field Maryland (14) 12–10 Boston College
2020
Baltimore, MD
(Johns Hopkins)
Homewood Field Canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic
2021
Details
Towson, MD
(Towson)
Johnny Unitas Stadium Boston College 16–10 Syracuse
2022
Details
Baltimore, MD
(Johns Hopkins)
Homewood Field North Carolina (3) 12–11 Boston College
2023
Details
Cary, NC
(North Carolina)
WakeMed Soccer Park Northwestern (8) 18–6 Boston College
2024
Details
Cary, NC
(North Carolina)
WakeMed Soccer Park
2025
Details
Foxborough, MA
(Harvard)
Gillette Stadium
2026
Details
TBD TBD

Team titles[edit]

NCAA Division I women's lacrosse tournament is located in USA Midwest and Northeast
Maryland
Maryland
North Carolina
North Carolina
James Madison
James Madison
Princeton
Princeton
Delaware
Delaware
Northwestern
Northwestern
Virginia
Virginia
Penn State
Penn State
Temple
Temple
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
New Hampshire
New Hampshire
Boston Schools Harvard Boston College
Boston Schools
Harvard
Boston College
National Championships by school: 14, 8, 3, 2, 1
Team Number Winning years
Maryland 14 1986, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2010, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2019
Northwestern 8 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2023
North Carolina 3 2013, 2016, 2022
Princeton 3 1994, 2002, 2003
Virginia 3 1991, 1993, 2004
Penn State 2 1987, 1989
Temple 2 1984, 1988
Delaware 1 1983
Massachusetts 1 1982
New Hampshire 1 1985
Harvard 1 1990
James Madison 1 2018
Boston College 1 2021

Results by year[edit]

  •  CH  National Champion
  •  RU  National Runner-up
  •  SF  Semifinals
  •  QF  Quarterfinals
  •  12   16  Round of 12 (1983 through 1984, 1998 through 2000); Round of 16 (2001 through present)
  •  •  First Round (2013 to present)
  •  ◦  Opening Round (2018 through 2019)
  •  P  Play-in Game (2004 through 2012. Unlike the Opening Round game of 2018 and 2019, the losers of these Play-in Games are not considered by the NCAA to have been NCAA participants. They appear in the table below, but not counted as having an appearance in the total column.)

The NCAA began seeding the top 4 teams in 1998. The No. 1 seed is marked with double underline, and teams seeded between No. 2 and No. 4 are shown with single underline. Starting in 2005, the top 8 teams were seeded. Teams seeded between No. 5 and No. 8 are shown with dotted underline.

# SF CH School 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 21 22 23 Current
Conference
38 28 14 Maryland QF RU RU CH QF RU RU CH SF RU CH CH CH CH CH CH CH QF SF QF 16 16 QF QF SF CH RU SF RU CH CH RU CH SF CH 16 SF 16 Big Ten
24 14 8 Northwestern 12 QF QF QF QF QF CH CH CH CH CH RU CH CH SF SF QF 16 16 QF SF SF SF CH Big Ten
35 14 3 Virginia SF SF QF QF CH SF CH SF RU QF RU RU QF 16 QF RU CH RU 16 RU 16 16 QF 16 16 QF SF 16 16 16 QF 16 16 ACC
24 13 3 North Carolina SF SF 12 QF QF SF QF QF QF QF RU SF SF QF CH QF RU CH QF SF SF SF CH QF ACC
28 11 3 Princeton QF SF SF RU CH RU SF QF QF RU SF CH CH RU QF QF 16 QF QF QF 16 QF QF 16 QF 16 Ivy League
25 11 2 Penn State SF QF SF RU CH RU CH QF SF QF QF SF QF QF SF 16 16 QF QF QF SF SF Big Ten
18 9 2 Temple RU CH SF SF RU CH SF SF QF QF SF QF 16 16 16 16 16 16 American
11 6 1 Boston College 16 QF 16 RU RU RU CH RU RU ACC
9 5 1 Harvard QF QF SF RU CH QF RU SF QF Ivy League
14 3 1 UMass CH SF SF 16 P 16 16 16 16 QF 16 Atlantic 10
7 3 1 New Hampshire 12 CH QF SF SF 16 16 America East
19 2 1 James Madison QF QF QF QF SF QF 16 QF QF QF 16 16 CH 16 16 QF Colonial
3 2 1 Delaware CH SF 12 Colonial
20 9 - Syracuse 12 16 16 16 16 QF SF QF SF RU SF RU SF SF 16 QF RU QF SF ACC
24 7 - Loyola (MD) 12 12 SF SF SF RU QF 12 SF SF 16 SF 16 QF QF 16 16 QF 16 16 16 QF QF Patriot
21 7 - Duke 12 SF QF QF QF 16 16 SF SF SF SF QF QF SF QF QF QF SF 16 QF 16 ACC
15 4 - Dartmouth 12 QF SF SF QF 12 QF QF QF SF RU 16 16 16 Ivy League
16 3 - Penn QF 12 SF RU SF QF 16 16 16 16 QF 16 16 Ivy League
16 3 - Georgetown 12 QF QF RU RU QF SF QF QF 16 16 16 16 16 16 Big East
16 1 - Notre Dame QF 16 SF 16 QF 16 16 16 16 QF 16 QF QF ACC
12 1 - Florida QF SF QF QF 16 16 16 QF 16 QF QF 16 American
7 1 - Vanderbilt 16 SF 16 16 16 16 American
7 1 - Navy 16 16 16 16 SF QF 16 Patriot
7 1 - Denver 16 16 16 QF 16 16 SF Big East
5 1 - Cornell 16 SF 16 16 16 Ivy League
4 1 - Lafayette SF QF QF 16 Patriot
1 1 - TCNJ RU D3
11 - - Johns Hopkins 16 16 QF 16 16 Big Ten
11 - - Towson 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 Colonial
11 - - Stanford 16 16 16 16 16 Pac-12
10 - - Stony Brook 16 16 16 16 QF QF 16 QF QF 16 America East
9 - - Jacksonville 16 16 ASUN
8 - - Boston University 12 16 QF 16 16 QF 16 16 Patriot
7 - - William & Mary 12 QF QF QF QF 12 16 Colonial
7 - - Fairfield 16 MAAC
6 - - Richmond 16 16 16 16 Atlantic 10
6 - - High Point 16 Big South
6 - - USC 16 QF QF Pac-12
5 - - Albany QF 16 16 America East
5 - - Mercer Big South
4 - - Ohio State 16 QF Big Ten
4 - - Colgate 16 16 16 16 Patriot
4 - - Mount St. Mary's 16 16 NEC
4 - - Canisius P P MAAC
4 - - UConn Big East
4 - - Louisville 16 ACC
3 - - Yale 12 QF 16 Ivy League
3 - - Rutgers 12 16 16 Big Ten
3 - - Monmouth 16 16 P P MAAC
3 - - Hofstra 16 16 Colonial
3 - - Le Moyne 16 16 P 16 D2
3 - - Bryant NEC
3 - - Wagner NEC
3 - - Colorado 16 16 Pac-12
3 - - Michigan 16 16 16 Big Ten
3 - - Drexel Colonial
2 - - West Chester 12 12 D2
2 - - UMBC 16 16 America East
2 - - Holy Cross 16 16 Patriot
2 - - Winthrop Big South
2 - - Central Michigan MAC
1 - - Lehigh QF Patriot
1 - - American 16 Patriot
1 - - Marist P 16 MAAC
1 - - Old Dominion American
1 - - Elon Colonial
1 - - Virginia Tech 16 ACC
1 - - Robert Morris MAC
1 - - Saint Joseph's Atlantic 10
1 - - Vermont America East
1 - - Army Patriot
1 - - Marquette Big East
1 - - Sacred Heart P P P NEC
- - - Manhattan P P MAAC
- - - Quinnipiac P MAAC
- - - Oregon P Pac-12

All-time record[edit]

Source: [2]

as of end of 2023 championship

  • school indicates schools belong to Division II and school indicates a school belongs to Division III.
Team App C F 3 4 GP W L Pct GF GA GD Notes
Albany 5 0 0 0 0 7 2 5 .286 57 79 -22
American 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .000 3 19 -16
Army 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .000 8 12 -4
Boston College 11 1 5 0 0 33 23 10 .697 475 370 105
Boston University 8 0 0 0 0 10 2 8 .200 86 107 -21
Bryant 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 .000 18 59 -41
Canisius 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 4 .000 37 59 -22
Central Michigan 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 .000 13 35 -22
Colgate 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 4 .000 23 66 -43
Connecticut 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 4 .000 38 60 -22
Cornell 5 0 0 1 0 9 4 5 .444 94 90 4
Colorado 3 0 0 0 0 5 2 3 .400 64 78 -14
Dartmouth 15 0 1 3 0 26 11 15 .423 226 256 -30
Delaware 3 1 0 1 0 9 7 2 .778 83 69 14 Wins championship in its first appearance
Denver 7 0 0 1 0 17 10 7 .588 164 187 -23
Drexel 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 .000 23 43 -20
Duke 21 0 0 7 0 48 27 21 .563 543 495 48
Elon 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .000 9 11 -2
Fairfield 7 0 0 0 0 7 0 7 .000 54 103 -49
Florida 12 0 0 1 0 25 13 12 .520 323 265 58
Georgetown 16 0 2 1 0 31 15 16 .484 324 322 2
Harvard 9 1 2 2 0 15 7 8 .467 123 116 7
High Point 6 0 0 0 0 7 1 6 .143 59 124 -65
Hofstra 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 .000 22 43 -21
Holy Cross 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 .000 9 37 -28
Jacksonville 9 0 0 0 0 12 3 9 .250 142 160 -18
James Madison 19 1 0 1 0 34 16 18 .471 346 368 -22
Johns Hopkins 11 0 0 0 0 14 3 11 .214 138 182 -44
Lafayette 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 4 .000 29 50 -21
Lehigh 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 .500 17 22 -5
Le Moyne 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 .000 12 67 -55
Louisville 4 0 0 0 0 5 1 4 .200 37 58 -21
Loyola (MD) 24 0 1 6 0 48 24 24 .500 520 465 55
Marist 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .000 5 20 -15
Marquette 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .000 8 18 -10
Maryland 38 14 8 6 0 100 76 24 .760 1279 822 457 Seven consecutive champion, two consecutive champion
Massachusetts 14 1 0 0 2 24 9 15 .375 195 281 -86
Mercer 5 0 0 0 0 5 0 5 .000 39 98 -59
Michigan 3 0 0 0 0 6 3 3 .500 67 58 9
Monmouth 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 .000 17 53 -36
Mount St. Mary's 4 0 0 0 0 4 0 4 .000 23 71 -48
Navy 7 0 0 1 0 14 7 7 .500 178 179 -1
New Hampshire 7 1 0 2 0 10 4 6 .400 73 84 -11
North Carolina 24 3 2 8 0 63 42 21 .667 774 621 153
Northwestern 24 8 1 5 0 70 54 16 .771 917 658 259 Five consecutive champion, two consecutive champion
Notre Dame 16 0 0 1 0 28 12 16 .429 317 317 0
Ohio State 4 0 0 0 0 5 1 4 .200 46 63 -17
Old Dominion 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .000 5 16 -11
Penn 16 0 1 2 0 31 15 16 .484 283 309 -26
Penn State 25 2 2 7 0 46 23 23 .500 457 457 0
Princeton 28 3 4 4 0 64 39 25 .609 689 586 103 Two consecutive champion
Richmond 6 0 0 0 0 7 1 6 .143 73 106 -33
Robert Morris 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .000 0 16 -16
Rutgers 3 0 0 0 0 5 2 3 .400 54 65 -11
Sacred Heart 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .000 5 16 -11
Saint Joseph's 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .000 10 17 -7
Stanford 11 0 0 0 0 13 2 11 .154 112 173 -61
Stony Brook 10 0 0 0 0 22 12 10 .545 238 199 39
Syracuse 20 0 3 6 0 46 26 20 .565 560 505 55
Temple 18 2 2 5 0 30 14 16 .467 276 320 -44
Towson 11 0 0 0 0 13 2 11 .154 137 177 -40
Trenton State 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 .000 6 9 -3
UMBC 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 .000 9 40 -31
USC 6 0 0 0 0 10 4 6 .400 117 123 -6
Vanderbilt 7 0 0 1 0 9 2 7 .222 83 114 -31
Vermont 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .000 3 16 -13
Virginia 35 3 6 5 0 71 39 32 .549 770 736 34
Virginia Tech 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 .500 21 27 -6
Wagner 3 0 0 0 0 5 2 3 .400 48 74 -26
West Chester 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 .000 14 41 -27
William & Mary 7 0 0 0 0 7 0 7 .000 41 75 -34
Winthrop 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 .000 12 34 -22
Yale 3 0 0 0 0 4 1 3 .250 28 37 -9

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/w_lacrosse_champs_records/2012/d1/champs.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  2. ^ "Division I Women's Lacrosse Championships Records Book" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved July 19, 2017.

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