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2005 NCAA Division I Women's Lacrosse Championship

The 2005 NCAA Division I Women's Lacrosse Championship was the 24th annual single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of Division I NCAA women's college lacrosse. The championship game was played at Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland during May 2005.[1] All NCAA Division I women's lacrosse programs were eligible for this championship, and a total of 16 teams were invited to participate.

2005 NCAA Division I Women's
Lacrosse Championship
DatesMay 2005
Teams16
Finals siteNavy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
Annapolis, MD
ChampionsNorthwestern (1st title)
Runner-upVirginia (8th title game)
MOPKristen Kjellman, Northwestern
Attendance10,635 finals
NCAA Division I Women's Championships
«2004 2006»

Northwestern defeated Virginia, 13–10, to win their first national championship. This would subsequently become the first of Northwestern's seven national titles in eight years (2005–2009, 2011–12). Furthermore, the Wildcats' championship secured an undefeated season (21–0) for the team.

The leading scorer for the tournament was Cary Chasney from Virginia (17 goals). Kristen Kjellman, from Northwestern, was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player.

QualificationEdit

A total of 16 teams were invited to participate. 9 teams qualified automatically by winning their conference tournaments while the remaining 7 teams qualified at-large based on their regular season records.

Play-in gameEdit

May 2
   
  Mount St. Mary's (NEC, 13-5) 18
  Manhattan (MAAC, 9-7) 2

TeamsEdit

Seed School Conference Berth type Record
3 Boston U. America East Automatic 17-1
Colgate Patriot League Automatic 13-6
4 Dartmouth Ivy League Automatic 14-2
2 Duke ACC Automatic 15-3
5 Georgetown Big East Automatic 12-4
Johns Hopkins ALC At-large 11-5
Maryland ACC At-large 12-6
Mount St. Mary's NEC Automatic 14-5
North Carolina ACC At-large 13-5
1 Northwestern ALC Automatic 17-0
7 Penn State ALC At-large 12-4
8 Princeton Ivy League At-large 12-4
Richmond Atlantic 10 Automatic 09-7
Syracuse Big East At-large 12-4
Towson CAA Automatic 13-5
6 Virginia ACC At-large 14-4

Tournament bracketEdit

  First Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
Annapolis, MD
                                     
1 Northwestern 16  
Mount St. Mary's 3  
  1 Northwestern 8  
    8 Princeton 6  
8 Princeton 16
Maryland 8  
  1 Northwestern 8  
  4 Dartmouth 4  
5 Georgetown 15  
Towson 14  
  5 Georgetown 3
    4 Dartmouth 13  
4 Dartmouth 9
Syracuse 8  
  1 Northwestern 13
  6 Virginia 10
3 Boston U. 12  
Colgate 6  
  3 Boston U. 9
    6 Virginia 13  
6 Virginia 10
Johns Hopkins 8  
  6 Virginia 15
  2 Duke 13  
7 Penn State 6  
North Carolina (3OT) 7  
  North Carolina 7
    2 Duke 15  
2 Duke 16
Richmond 4  

All-tournament teamEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Division I Women's Lacrosse Championship Results" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. Retrieved March 21, 2015.