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.[1]

1983 NCAA Division I Women's
Lacrosse Championship
DatesMay 1983
Finals siteFranklin Field
Philadelphia, PA
ChampionsDelaware (1st title)
Runner-upTemple (1st title game)
MOPKaren Emas, Delaware
Attendance2,880 finals
NCAA Division I Women's Championships
«1982 1984»

The Delaware Blue Hens won their first championship by defeating the Temple Owls in the final, 10–7.

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.

Team Appearance Last Bid Record
Dartmouth 1st Never 08-5
Delaware 1st Never 14-2
Harvard 1st Never 11-3-1
Loyola (MD) 1st Never 07-3-1
Maryland 1st Never 11-2-1
Massachusetts 2nd 1982 11-1-1
Northwestern 1st Never 08-2
Penn 1st Never 08-4
Penn State 1st Never 12-1
Princeton 1st Never 07-6
Temple 1st Never 11-1-3
William & Mary 1st Never 08-5

Tournament bracket

  First round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Franklin Field
Philadelphia, PA
  1 Temple 16  
    Princeton 6  
Princeton 12
Dartmouth 10  
  1 Temple 10  
  4 Massachusetts 4  
  4 Massachusetts 7
    Harvard 6  
Harvard 9
Northwestern 4  
  1 Temple 7
  Delaware 10
  3 Maryland 8 Third place
    Delaware 11  
Delaware 11 4 Massachusetts 6
William & Mary 7   2 Penn State (OT) 7
  Delaware 7
  2 Penn State 5  
  2 Penn State 12
    Penn 2  
Penn 9
Loyola (MD) 5  

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

See also


  1. "Division I Women's Lacrosse Championship Results" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. Retrieved March 11, 2015.
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