2009 NCAA Division I Women's Lacrosse Championship

The 2009 NCAA Division I Women's Lacrosse Championship was the 28th annual single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of Division I NCAA women's college lacrosse.[1] The tournament was played from May 10 to May 24, 2009, and the semifinal and championship rounds were played at Johnny Unitas Stadium in Towson, Maryland from May 22–24.[2] All NCAA Division I women's lacrosse programs were eligible for this championship, and a total of 16 teams were invited to participate.

Northwestern defeated North Carolina, 21–7, to win their fifth overall, as well as fifth straight, national championship. This would subsequently become the fifth of Northwestern's seven national titles in eight years (2005–2009, 2011–12) as well as the fifth of the Wildcats' eight consecutive appearances in the championship game (2005–12). Furthermore, Northwestern's win secured an undefeated season (23–0) for the team.

The leading scorer for the tournament was Katrina Dowd from Northwestern (24 goals). Dowd was also named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player.

2009 NCAA Division I Women's
Lacrosse Championship
DatesMay 10–24, 2009
Teams16
Finals siteJohnny Unitas Stadium
Towson, MD
ChampionsNorthwestern (5th title)
Runner-upNorth Carolina (1st title game)
MOPKatrina Dowd, Northwestern
Attendance20,698 finals
NCAA Division I Women's Championships
«2008 2010»

Tournament field

A total of 16 teams were invited to participate. 9 teams qualified automatically by winning their conference tournaments while the remaining 7 teams qualified at-large based on their regular season records.

Play-in game

May 2
   
  Fairfield (MAAC, 16-2) 16
  Sacred Heart (NEC, 12-6) 10

Seeds

1. Northwestern
2. Maryland
3. North Carolina
4. Penn
5. Duke
6. Notre Dame
7. Syracuse
8. Princeton

Teams

School Conference Berth type RPI[3] Record
Boston U. America East Automatic 11 15-3
Colgate Patriot League Automatic 24 14-4
Duke ACC At-large 5 14-5
Fairfield MAAC Automatic 16 17-2
Georgetown Big East Automatic 8 13-5
Maryland ACC Automatic 2 19-0
Massachusetts Atlantic 10 Automatic 30 11-7
North Carolina ACC At-large 3 13-4
Northwestern ALC Automatic 1 19-0
Notre Dame Big East At-large 6 15-4
Penn Ivy League Automatic 4 13-2
Princeton Ivy League At-large 9 13-3
Syracuse Big East At-large 7 13-4
Towson CAA Automatic 18 13-5
Vanderbilt ALC At-large 12 10-6
Virginia ACC At-large 10 11-7

Tournament bracket

  First Round
Campus sites
May 10
Quarterfinals
Campus sites
May 16
Semifinals
Johnny Unitas Stadium
Towson, MD
May 22
Finals
Johnny Unitas Stadium
Towson, MD
May 24
                                     
1 Northwestern* 23  
Massachusetts 6  
  1 Northwestern* 16  
    8 Princeton 9  
8 Princeton* 15
Georgetown 9  
  1 Northwestern (2OT) 13  
  4 Penn 12  
5 Duke* (2OT) 15  
Virginia 13  
  5 Duke 9
    4 Penn* (2OT) 10  
4 Penn* 10
Fairfield 8  
  1 Northwestern 21
  3 North Carolina 7
3 North Carolina* 15  
Towson 4  
  3 North Carolina* 16
    6 Notre Dame 10  
6 Notre Dame* 19
Vanderbilt 13  
  3 North Carolina 8
  2 Maryland 7  
7 Syracuse* 16  
Boston U. 10  
  7 Syracuse 10
    2 Maryland* 12  
2 Maryland* 20
Colgate 4  

* Host institution

All-tournament team

  • Kari Ellen Johnson, Maryland
  • Brittany Poist, Maryland
  • Amber Falcone, North Carolina
  • Jenn Russell, North Carolina
  • Laura Zimmerman, North Carolina
  • Hilary Bowen, Northwestern
  • Katrina Dowd, Northwestern (Most outstanding player)
  • Meredith Frank, Northwestern
  • Hannah Nielsen, Northwestern
  • Danielle Spencer, Northwestern
  • Ali DeLuca, Penn
  • Katie Mazer, Penn

See also

References

  1. ^ "Division I Women's Lacrosse Championship Results" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. Retrieved March 27, 2015.
  2. ^ "2009 Championship Tournament Statistics". NCAA. NCAA.org. Retrieved March 27, 2015.
  3. ^ "2009 WLAX S Nitty Gritty - Final" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved November 17, 2017.
Tournaments
Records & statistics
2008–09 NCAA Division I championships

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