Monday, May 30, 2011

Northwestern wins National Championship at Stony Brook

NCAA Championship final recap
NCAA Championship box score
NCAA Women's Lacrosse Championship Central 

Stony Brook, N.Y. - Over 15,000 fans came out to Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium on the campus of Stony Brook University to watch the semifinals and final of the 2011 NCAA Women's Lacrosse Championship. The No. 2 seed Northwestern Wildcats won the national championship with an 8-7 win over No. 1 seed Maryland on Sunday.
This was the first time that an NCAA national champion was crowned on Long Island, and Stony Brook University was the proud host of a tournament that saw 7,458 fans come to the semifinals and 8,011 fans come to the title game. The championship game attendance is the second-most ever for an NCAA women's lacrosse final.
Stony Brook, which has now hosted three NCAA lacrosse events (men's lacrosse quarterfinals in 2006 and 2010 plus this year's event) will host the 2012 NCAA Women's Lacrosse Championship on May 25 & 27.