2008 NCAA Division I Women's Lacrosse Championship

The 2008 NCAA Division I Women's Lacrosse Championship was the 27th annual single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of Division I NCAA women's college lacrosse. The championship game was played at Johnny Unitas Stadium in Towson, Maryland during May 2008.[1] All NCAA Division I women's lacrosse programs were eligible for this championship, and a total of 16 teams were invited to participate.

2008 NCAA Division I Women's
Lacrosse Championship
DatesMay 2008
Teams16
Finals siteJohnny Unitas Stadium
Towson, MD
ChampionsNorthwestern (4th title)
Runner-upPenn (1st title game)
MOPHilary Bowen, Northwestern
Attendance19,093 finals
NCAA Division I Women's Championships
«2007 2009»

Northwestern defeated Penn 10–6 to win their fourth overall, as well as fourth straight, national championship. This would subsequently become the fourth of Northwestern's seven national titles in eight years (2005–2009, 2011–12).

The leading scorer for the tournament was Hilary Bowen from Northwestern (23 goals). Bowen was also named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player.

Tournament fieldEdit

A total of 16 teams were invited to participate. 8 teams qualified automatically by winning their conference tournaments while the remaining 8 teams qualified at-large based on their regular season records.

Play-in gamesEdit

May 3
   
  Colgate (Patriot, 10-9) 19
  Marist (MAAC, 10-8) 18
May 3
   
  Boston U. (A-East, 16-2) 18
  Sacred Heart (NEC, 12-7) 3

SeedsEdit

TeamsEdit

School Conference Berth type Record
Boston U. America East Automatic 17-2
Colgate Patriot League Automatic 11-9
Duke ACC At-large 11-7
Georgetown Big East At-large 12-6
Maryland ACC At-large 17-2
New Hampshire America East At-large 13-5
North Carolina ACC At-large 12-6
Northwestern ALC Automatic 17-1
Notre Dame Big East At-large 12-6
Penn Ivy League Automatic 14-1
Princeton Ivy League At-large 12-4
Syracuse Big East Automatic 16-2
Temple Atlantic 10 Automatic 13-6
Towson CAA Automatic 13-5
Vanderbilt ALC At-large 13-5
Virginia ACC Automatic 14-3

Tournament bracketEdit

  • The first two rounds were held on campus sites.
  First Round
Campus sites
Quarterfinals
Campus sites
Semifinals
Johnny Unitas Stadium
Towson, MD
Finals
Johnny Unitas Stadium
Towson, MD
                                     
1 Northwestern 15  
Notre Dame 7  
  1 Northwestern 18  
    8 Princeton 11  
8 Princeton 14
Vanderbilt 10  
  1 Northwestern 16  
  5 Syracuse 8  
5 Syracuse 21  
Towson 9  
  5 Syracuse 13
    North Carolina 11  
4 Virginia 7
North Carolina 11  
  1 Northwestern 10
  2 Penn 6
3 Maryland 20  
Temple 7  
  3 Maryland 7
    Duke 9  
6 Georgetown 8
Duke 10  
  Duke 8
  2 Penn (OT) 9  
7 Boston U. 16  
New Hampshire 8  
  7 Boston U. 5
    2 Penn 8  
2 Penn 16
Colgate 7  

All-tournament teamEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Division I Women's Lacrosse Championship Results" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. Retrieved March 26, 2015.