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2003 NCAA Division I Women's Lacrosse Championship

The 2003 NCAA Division I Women's Lacrosse Championship was the 22nd annual single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of Division I NCAA women's college lacrosse. The championship game was played at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York during May 2003.[1] All NCAA Division I women's lacrosse programs were eligible for this championship. A total of 16 teams were invited to participate.

2003 NCAA Division I Women's
Lacrosse Championship
DatesMay 2003
Teams16
Finals siteCarrier Dome
Syracuse, NY
ChampionsPrinceton (3rd title)
Runner-upVirginia (6th title game)
MOPRachel Becker, Princeton
Attendance6,614 finals
NCAA Division I Women's Championships
«2002 2004»

Princeton defeated Virginia, 8–7 (in overtime), to win their third overall, and second consecutive, national championship.

The leading scorer for the tournament was Lauren Aumiller from Virginia (21 goals). Rachel Becker, from Princeton, was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player.

QualificationEdit

Seed School Conference Berth type Record
American Patriot Automatic 11-7
Boston U. America East Automatic 14-4
Dartmouth Ivy League Auto (shared) 10-4
4 Duke ACC At-large 13-4
Georgetown Big East Automatic 13-3
James Madison CAA Automatic 13-5
Le Moyne MAAC Automatic 12-5
1 Loyola (MD) CAA At-large 15-1
2 Maryland ACC Automatic 16-3
Ohio State ALC Automatic 13-3
Princeton Ivy League Auto (shared) 12-4
Syracuse Big East At-large 10-5
Temple A-10 Automatic 13-5
UMBC NEC Automatic 10-8
3 Virginia ACC At-large 14-4
Yale Ivy League Auto (shared) 13-3

Tournament bracketEdit

  First Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Carrier Dome
Syracuse, NY
                                     
1 Loyola (MD) 18  
UMBC 3  
  1 Loyola (MD) 11  
    Yale 4  
Yale 12
Syracuse 7  
  1 Loyola (MD) 3  
  Princeton 5  
4 Duke 7  
Ohio State 10  
  Ohio State 8
    Princeton 17  
Princeton 19
Le Moyne 1  
  Princeton (OT) 8
  3 Virginia 7
2 Maryland 26  
Temple 6  
  2 Maryland 13
    Dartmouth 5  
Dartmouth 9
Boston U. 6  
  2 Maryland 8
  3 Virginia 9  
3 Virginia 19  
American 3  
  3 Virginia 16
    Georgetown 9  
Georgetown 9
James Madison 5  

All-tournament teamEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Division I Women's Lacrosse Championship Results" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. Retrieved March 18, 2015.