1996 NCAA Division I Women's Lacrosse Championship

The 1996 NCAA Division I Women's Lacrosse Championship was the 15th annual single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of Division I NCAA women's college lacrosse. The championship game was played at Goodman Stadium in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania during May 1996. [1] All NCAA Division I women's lacrosse programs were eligible for this championship; a total of 6 teams were invited to participate.

1996 NCAA Division I Women's
Lacrosse Championship
DatesMay 1996
Finals siteGoodman Stadium
Bethlehem, PA
ChampionsMaryland (4th title)
Runner-upVirginia (3rd title game)
Attendance2,381 finals
NCAA Division I Women's Championships
«1995 1997»

Maryland defeated Virginia, 10–5, to win their fourth, and second consecutive, national championship. This would subsequently become the second of Maryland's record seven straight national titles (1995–2001). Furthermore, Maryland's championship win secured its second straight undefeated season (19–0).

The leading scorer for the tournament, with 7 goals, was Kelly Amonte from Maryland. The Most Outstanding Player trophy was not awarded this year.


School Record
Loyola (MD) 14-1
Maryland 17-0
Penn State 11-4
Princeton 12-2
Virginia 12-3
William & Mary 10-6

Tournament bracket

  First Round     Semifinals     Finals
Goodman Stadium
Bethlehem, PA
        Maryland 6  
  Princeton 13     Princeton 5    
  Penn State 9         Maryland 10
      Virginia 5
        Loyola (MD) 9    
  Virginia 8     Virginia 10  
  William & Mary 6  

Tournament outstanding players

  • Kerri Johnson, Loyola (MD)
  • Kelly Amonte, Maryland
  • Sarah Forbes, Maryland
  • Karen MacCrate, Maryland
  • Sascha Newmarch, Maryland
  • Tami Riley, Maryland
  • Erin O'Neill, Princeton
  • Lisa Rebane, Princeton
  • Cristi Samaras, Princeton
  • Kara Ariza, Virginia
  • Peggy Boutilier, Virginia
  • Michelle Cusimano, Virginia

See also


  1. "Division I Women's Lacrosse Championship Results" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. Retrieved March 12, 2015.
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