1985 NCAA Division I Women's Lacrosse Championship

The 1985 NCAA Division I Women's Lacrosse Championship was the fourth annual single-elimination tournament to determine the national championship of Division I NCAA women's college lacrosse. The championship game was played at Franklin Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania during May 1985.[1]

1985 NCAA Division I Women's
Lacrosse Championship
DatesMay 1985
Finals siteFranklin Field
Philadelphia, PA
ChampionsNew Hampshire (1st title)
Runner-upMaryland (2nd title game)
Attendance1,157 finals
NCAA Division I Women's Championships
«1984 1986»

The New Hampshire Wildcats won their first championship by defeating the Maryland Terrapins in the final, 6–5.

The leading scorer for the tournament was Anysia Fedec, from Maryland, with 8 goals. The Most Outstanding Player trophy would not be awarded again until 1998.


With the addition of the NCAA Division III Women's Lacrosse Championship this year, only NCAA Division I women's lacrosse programs were eligible for this championship. In turn, only 4 teams contested this tournament, a decrease from the 12 teams who participated each of the previous two years.

Team Appearance Last Bid Record
Maryland 3rd 1984 14-1
New Hampshire 2nd 1984 09-3
Penn State 3rd 1984 14-3
Temple 3rd 1984 17-0

Tournament bracket

Semifinals Finals
Franklin Field
Philadelphia, PA
New Hampshire 7
Temple 3
New Hampshire 6
Maryland 5
Maryland (3OT) 12
Penn State 11

Tournament outstanding players

See also


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