1988 NCAA Division I Women's Lacrosse Championship

The 1988 NCAA Division I Women's Lacrosse Championship was the seventh annual single-elimination tournament to determine the national championship for Division I National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) women's college lacrosse. The championship game was played at Walton Field in Haverford, Pennsylvania during May 1988.

1988 NCAA Division I Women's
Lacrosse Championship
DatesMay 1988
Finals siteWalton Field
Haverford, PA
ChampionsTemple (2nd title)
Runner-upPenn State (3rd title game)
Attendance2,570 finals
NCAA Division I Women's Championships
«1987 1989»

The Temple Owls won their second championship by defeating the Penn State Nittany Lions in the final, 15–7. This was a rematch of the previous year's final, won by Penn State. Furthermore, Temple's win secured an undefeated season (19–0) for the Owls.

The leading scorers for the tournament, all with 8 goals, were Gail Cummings (Temple), Denise Bourassa (Temple), Mandee Moore (Temple), and Tami Worley (Penn State). The Most Outstanding Player trophy was not awarded this year.


All NCAA Division I women's lacrosse programs were eligible for this championship. In the end, 6 teams contested this tournament, an increase of two from the previous year.

Team Appearance Previous Record
Harvard 3rd 1984 11-2
Lafayette 1st Never 17-1
Northwestern 5th 1987 09-4
Penn State 6th 1987 13-3
Temple 6th 1987 15-0
William & Mary 2nd 1983 11-1

Tournament bracket

  First Round     Semifinals     Finals
Walton Field
Haverford, PA
        Temple 13  
  Harvard 7     Harvard 8    
  William & Mary 6         Temple 15
      Penn State 7
        Lafayette 6    
  Penn State 12     Penn State 8  
  Northwestern 6  

Tournament outstanding players

  • Gail Cummings, Temple
  • Mandee Moore, Temple
  • Vicki Yocum, Penn State

See also


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