2002 NCAA Division I Women's Lacrosse Championship

The 2002 NCAA Division I Women's Lacrosse Championship was the 21st annual single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of Division I NCAA women's college lacrosse. The championship game was played at Diane Geppi-Aikens Field in Baltimore, Maryland during May 2002.[1] All NCAA Division I women's lacrosse programs were eligible for this championship. A total of 16 teams were invited to participate.

2002 NCAA Division I Women's
Lacrosse Championship
DatesMay 2002
Teams16
Finals siteDiane Geppi-Aikens Field
Baltimore, MD
ChampionsPrinceton (2nd title)
Runner-upGeorgetown (2nd title game)
MOPLauren Simone, Princeton
Attendance9,023 finals
NCAA Division I Women's Championships
«2001 2003»

Princeton defeated Georgetown, 12–7, to win their second national championship. This was the first time since 1994 (also won by Princeton) that Maryland did not win the national title.

The leading scorer for the tournament was Lauren Simone from Princeton (23 goals). Simone was also named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player.

Qualification

Seed School Conference Berth Record
4 Cornell Ivy League At-large 14-1
Duke ACC At-large 09-7
1 Georgetown Big East Automatic 14-1
Lafayette Patriot Automatic 13-6
Le Moyne MAAC Automatic 10-7
Loyola (MD) CAA Automatic 15-3
Maryland ACC At-large 10-9
3 North Carolina ACC Automatic 15-2
Notre Dame Big East At-large 12-4
Ohio State ALC At-large 11-4
2 Princeton Ivy League Automatic 15-1
Syracuse Big East At-large 10-5
Temple Atlantic 10 Automatic 14-4
UMBC NEC Automatic 12-4
Vanderbilt ALC Automatic 10-5
Virginia ACC At-large 14-3

Tournament bracket

  First Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Diane Geppi-Aikens Field
Baltimore, MD
                                     
1 Georgetown 20  
Lafayette 9  
  1 Georgetown 11  
    Duke 4  
Duke 10
Vanderbilt 5  
  1 Georgetown 12  
  4 Cornell 10  
4 Cornell 16  
Syracuse 8  
  4 Cornell 14
    Maryland 4  
Maryland 13
Loyola (MD) 8  
  1 Georgetown 7
  2 Princeton 12
2 Princeton 25  
Le Moyne 3  
  2 Princeton 11
    Notre Dame 5  
Notre Dame 15
Ohio State 7  
  2 Princeton 16
  3 North Carolina 2  
3 North Carolina 22  
UMBC 6  
  3 North Carolina (OT) 14
    Virginia 13  
Virginia 20
Temple 8  

All-tournament team

  • Katie McCorry, Cornell
  • Jaimee Reynolds, Cornell
  • Melissa Biles, Georgetown
  • Erin Elbe, Georgetown
  • Chandler Vicchio, Georgetown
  • Beth Ames, North Carolina
  • Jazmine Norton, North Carolina
  • Rachel Becker, Princeton
  • Sarah Kolodner, Princeton
  • Whitney Miller, Princeton
  • Brooke Owens, Princeton
  • Lauren Simone, Princeton (Most outstanding player)

See also

References

  1. "Division I Women's Lacrosse Championship Results" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. Retrieved March 13, 2015.
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