1989 NCAA Division I Women's Lacrosse Championship

The 1989 NCAA Division I Women's Lacrosse Championship was the eighth 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 John A. Farrell Stadium in West Chester, Pennsylvania during May 1989. [1]

1989 NCAA Division I Women's
Lacrosse Championship
DatesMay 1989
Finals siteJohn A. Farrell Stadium
West Chester, PA
ChampionsPenn State (2nd title)
Runner-upHarvard (1st title game)
Attendance2,661 finals
NCAA Division I Women's Championships
«1988 1990»

The Penn State Nittany Lions won their second championship by defeating the Harvard Crimson in the final, 7–8. This was Penn State's fourth consecutive appearance in the tournament final (2 wins, 2 losses).

The leading scorer for the tournament, with 6 goals, was Karen Everling, from Harvard. The Most Outstanding Player trophy was not awarded this year.


All NCAA Division I women's lacrosse programs were eligible for this championship. Ultimately, 6 teams were invited to participate in this single-elimination tournament.

Team Appearance Previous Record
Harvard 4th 1988 13-0
Lafayette 2nd 1988 16-2
Penn State 7th 1988 17-1
Princeton 2nd 1983 13-2
Temple 7th 1988 13-2
Virginia 3rd 1987 12-4

Tournament bracket

  First Round     Semifinals     Finals
John A. Farrell Stadium
West Chester, PA
        Penn State 9  
  Temple 11     Temple 3    
  Lafayette 5         Penn State 7
      Harvard 6
        Harvard 7    
  Princeton 6     Princeton 5  
  Virginia 5  

Tournament outstanding players

  • Lisa Bailliere, Harvard
  • Katie McAnaney, Harvard
  • Cheri McMonagle, Penn State
  • Diane Whipple, Penn State
  • Tami Worley, Penn State
  • Demer Holleran, Princeton

See also


  1. "Division I Women's Lacrosse Championship Results" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
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