1983 NCAA Women's Lacrosse Championship
The 1983 NCAA Women's Lacrosse Championship was the second annual single-elimination tournament to determine the national championship of NCAA women's college lacrosse. The championship game was played at Franklin Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania during May 1983.
|1983 NCAA Division I Women's|
|Finals site||Franklin Field|
|Champions||Delaware (1st title)|
|Runner-up||Temple (1st title game)|
|MOP||Karen Emas, Delaware|
The leading scorer for the tournament was Karen Emas, from Delaware, with 14 goals. Emas was also named the Most Outstanding Player of the tournament.
Until 1985, there was only one NCAA championship; a Division III title was added in 1985 and a Division II title in 2001. Hence, all NCAA women's lacrosse programs were eligible for this championship. A total of 12 teams were invited to contest the tournament, expanding on the 2 teams from the previous year. Eleven teams made their debuts in the NCAA tournament this year.
|William & Mary||1st||Never||08-5|
|William & Mary||7||2||Penn State (OT)||7|
Tournament outstanding players
- Anne Brooking, Delaware
- Karen Emas, Delaware (Most Outstanding Player)
- Missy Meharg, Delaware
- Linda Schmidt, Delaware
- Rita Hubneri, Massachusetts
- Pam Moryl, Massachusetts
- Carol Progulske, Massachusetts
- Marsha Florio, Penn State
- Barb Jordan, Penn State
- Jane Koffenberger, Penn State
- Kathleen Barrett, Temple
- Marie Schmucker, Temple
- "Division I Women's Lacrosse Championship Results" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. Retrieved March 11, 2015.