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2007 NCAA Division I Women's Lacrosse Championship

The 2007 NCAA Division I Women's Lacrosse Championship was the 26th annual single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of Division I NCAA women's college lacrosse. The championship game was played at Franklin Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania during May 2007.[1] All NCAA Division I women's lacrosse programs were eligible for this championship, and a total of 16 teams were invited to participate.

2007 NCAA Division I Women's
Lacrosse Championship
DatesMay 2007
Teams16
Finals siteFranklin Field
Philadelphia, PA
ChampionsNorthwestern (3rd title)
Runner-upVirginia (9th title game)
MOPHilary Bowen, Northwestern
Attendance18,369 finals
NCAA Division I Women's Championships
«2006 2008»

Northwestern defeated Virginia, 15–13, to win their third national championship. This would subsequently become the third of Northwestern's seven national titles in eight years (2005–2009, 2011–12).

The leading scorer for the tournament was Katie Breslin from Virginia (17 goals). Hilary Bowen, from Northwestern, was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player.

Tournament fieldEdit

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 5
   
  Le Moyne (MAAC, 15-4) 19
  Monmouth (NEC, 15-4) 12

SeedsEdit

TeamsEdit

School Conference Berth type Record
Boston U. America East Automatic 13-5
Duke ACC At-large 14-3
Hofstra CAA Automatic 12-6
Holy Cross Patriot League Automatic 13-5
Johns Hopkins ALC At-large 11-7
Le Moyne MAAC Automatic 16-4
Maryland ACC At-large 15-3
North Carolina ACC At-large 15-4
Northwestern ALC Automatic 17-1
Penn Ivy League Automatic 14-1
Princeton Ivy League At-large 10-6
Richmond Atlantic 10 Automatic 14-5
Syracuse Big East Automatic 12-5
Vanderbilt ALC At-large 11-5
Virginia ACC Automatic 16-3
Yale Ivy League At-large 13-3

Tournament bracketEdit

  First Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Franklin Field
Philadelphia, PA
                                     
1 Northwestern 19  
Holy Cross 7  
  1 Northwestern 14  
    Syracuse 9  
8 Vanderbilt 10
Syracuse 16  
  1 Northwestern 12  
  4 Penn 2  
5 Maryland 13  
Yale 7  
  5 Maryland 7
    4 Penn 9  
4 Penn 11
Boston U. 5  
  1 Northwestern 15
  3 Virginia 13
3 Virginia 19  
Princeton 10  
  3 Virginia 14
    6 North Carolina 8  
6 North Carolina 14
Richmond 7  
  3 Virginia 14
  2 Duke 13  
7 Johns Hopkins 12  
Hofstra 8  
  7 Johns Hopkins 7
    2 Duke 12  
2 Duke 23
Le Moyne 8  

All-tournament teamEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Division I Women's Lacrosse Championship Results" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. Retrieved March 25, 2015.