Daily Archives: May 28, 2012

2012 NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championships: Northwestern Women’s Lacrosse Defeats Syracuse 8-6 To Win Seventh National Title


A determined and driven Northwestern women’s lacrosse team accomplished its ultimate goal and extended one of the most incredible dynasties in the history of college athletics, defeating No. 4 Syracuse, 8-6, Sunday night in Stony Brook to capture the program’s seventh national championship in the last eight years. Northwestern’s seven NCAA championships rank second all-time behind only the 10 won by Maryland between 1986 and 2010. The Wildcats received a go-ahead goal from Tewaaraton Award finalist Taylor Thorntonto break a 6-6 tie with 9:55 remaining and protected its lead down the stretch, wrapping up a 21-2 championship season. “To have such a great weekend and have executed our game plan and done so well all over the field, I’m just really proud of what these girls have done,” said head coach and architect of the NU program Kelly Amonte Hiller, who has now been part of nine NCAA championships in her playing and coaching career. “As a coach, you can try to encourage and inspire, but it’s the girls that do it on the field, and they were determined and they were really on a mission.”