May Madness 2015: Women's Division I

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May 25, 2015
Terps' Postgame Celebration: We Are the Champions!
From Whittle throwing her hands up in the air with 30 seconds left on the clock to Cummings leading the charge back to the locker room with the lacrosse net draped over her and her teammates' backs, Maryland's feat to repeat is now complete.

May 25, 2015
Second Half Burst Leads Terps to Repeat Championship
In a rematch of the 2013 title game, Maryland secured a repeat championship with a 9-8 win over North Carolina during a season in which they largely dominated start to finish.

May 25, 2015
Gallery: Maryland Hangs On for 2nd Straight NCAA Crown (WD1)
North Carolina went up at the half, but Maryland rallied and captured a second straight NCAA championship with a 9-8 win at PPL Park. Photos by John Strohsacker.

May 24, 2015
All-Time Championship Rematch: Can Maryland Top UNC?
When Maryland fell to UNC in triple overtime in the 2013 NCAA final, Reese said it would go down in history as one of the most exciting championship games. Can the Terps defend their 2014 crown and prevent the Tar Heels from winning their second national title?

May 23, 2015
Cummings Leads Maryland Back to the NCAA Championship
With six points and five draw controls, Tewaaraton finalist Taylor Cummings helps lead her team back to the NCAA championship for a rematch of the 2013 title game against North Carolina.

May 22, 2015
North Carolina Crushes Rival Duke to Earn Finals Bid
Ten Tar Heels scored and North Carolina held Duke scoreless for an 18 minute second half span as UNC booked a trip to the NCAA finals Friday at PPL Park.

May 22, 2015
Women’s Final Four Friday: It’s All or Nothing
No. 2 UNC and No. 3 Duke will kick off today's semifinals, followed by a rematch of last year's championship game between No. 1 Maryland and No. 4 Syracuse. With insight from their last opponents, Lacrosse Magazine previews each game.

May 22, 2015
#LMLive Gameday: Women's Semifinal Friday
Duke and North Carolina kick off Memorial Day from PPL Park in Chester, Pa., with Maryland and Syracuse to follow in the DI women's semifinals.

May 22, 2015
Gallery: Maryland Holds Off Syracuse in NCAA Semis (WD1)
Maryland got six points from Taylor Cummings and killed clock late to hold on for a 10-8 victory over Syracuse in the NCAA semifinals. Photos by Greg Wall.

May 22, 2015
Gallery: UNC Into NCAA Finals With Rout of Duke (WD1)
North Carolina took a 16-7 victory over rival Duke in the first NCAA semifinal from PPL Park to earn a trip to Sunday's final. Photos by John Strohsacker.

May 21, 2015
Duke’s Quest to be the Best for First Time in Program History
The Blue Devils are the only Final Four team without NCAA championship game experience. Can they break the mold and go where no Duke team has gone?

May 21, 2015
2015 Women’s Final Four: Practice Notes and Quotes
How did day one of championship weekend go? Maryland went for a light and fun practice, while Syracuse, North Carolina and Duke looked focused on making something new happen this year.

May 20, 2015
Women's Wednesday: Can Maryland Defend its National Title?
It seems like yesterday that Maryland won the NCAA championship and this year's final four is reminiscent of last season's top echelon of ACC rivals. Can the Terps win it again?

May 19, 2015
Women's Final Four: Three Things You Need to Know From Each Coach
The NCAA hosted a teleconference with all Division I coaches whose teams advanced to the final four. What were the key takeaways?

May 18, 2015
ICYMI: The Women's Final Four Teams in a Word
There are no surprises with the top four seeds reaching the NCAA semifinals. But who are these teams? Here's a look at each as defined by a single word.

May 17, 2015
Dominant Second Half Sends Terps Back to the Final Four
With an 11-goal second half after a 6-4 halftime, No. 1 Maryland defeated No. 8 Northwestern 17-5 to advance to the NCAA final four for its seventh consecutive year.

May 17, 2015
Gallery: Syracuse Outdraws Loyola for Semis Bid (WD1)
Dominating performances in the circle and a big day from Halle Majorana helped Syracuse cool red-hot Loyola and advance to its 4th straight NCAA semifinal. Photos by Greg Wall.

May 16, 2015
Duke Defense Stands Tall in 7-3 Win Over Princeton
Duke earned its seventh final four trip in school history with a dominant defensive effort, downing visiting Princeton 7-3 at home.

May 16, 2015
North Carolina Rallies Past Penn State, 11-8
North Carolina booked its trip to the semifinals by rallying past Penn State for an 11-8 victory at home in the quarterfinals Saturday.

May 16, 2015
Syracuse Dominates Draw, Earns 4th Straight Semis Bid
A 13-5 performance at the circle and five points from Halle Majorana lifted Syracuse past Loyola and back to the NCAA semifinals for the fifth time in six seasons.

May 16, 2015
Weekend Preview Podcast: Rematches the Flavor of Quarterfinals
It's the most wonderful weekend of the year for a lacrosse fan, with the winners advancing to the final four and losers headed home. LM's Matt DaSilva, Corey McLaughlin and Megan Schneider preview a quarterfinal weekend filled with rematches in the men's and women's tournaments.

May 15, 2015
Gait, Thorpe Play In the Shadow of Orange Legends
Gary Gait and Regy Thorpe brought their firstborns back to Syracuse, hoping to add another NCAA championship to its storied tradition - this time on the women's side.

May 14, 2015
Saving the Best for Last: Burke Leads Loyola to Quarterfinals
Loyola senior attacker Kara Burke tallied 18 points in the first weekend of the NCAA tournament to lead her team to another rematch with Syracuse on Saturday.

May 13, 2015
WD1 Wednesday: Unseeded Teams Survive and Advance
Three unseeded teams advanced to the quarterfinals this weekend - Loyola with a win over No. 5 Boston College, Princeton with a win over No. 6 Stony Brook and Penn State with a win over No. 7 Virginia.

May 11, 2015
ICYMI: Penn State Earns Its Quarterfinal Trip
Penn State had a brutal draw for the NCAA women's lacrosse tournament, but the Nittany Lions knocked off Johns Hopkins and Virginia over the weekend to earn its third quarterfinal trip in the last four years.

May 10, 2015
Terps Recover from OSU Loss with NCAA Win over UMass
After suffering its first loss of the season last week, the Terps experienced a brief scare in the opening minutes against Massachusetts but then cruised to a 19-8 win.

May 8, 2015
Coffey, Mosketti Score Four Each as Penn State Downs Hopkins
A pair of four-goal games by Jenna Mosketti and Tatum Coffey led Penn State past Hopkins. The Nittany Lions will face the winner of Virginia-Winthrop on Sunday.

May 8, 2015
DeSimone Delivers in Penn's OT Win Over Albany
Lely DeSimone scored the game-winner on a free position with 3:27 to play in overtime, capping a four-goal day for the junior. Penn will face Syracuse on Sunday.

May 8, 2015
Explosive First Half Earns Loyola 21-3 Win Over Bryant
With the win, Loyola extended its win streak to 15-straight games, tying a program best, while it's also the fifth-consecutive year the Greyhounds have won their first game in the NCAA tournament.

May 8, 2015
Weekend NCAA Tourney Preview Podcast, Staff Brackets
With the NCAA tournaments getting in full swing, LM's Matt DaSilva, Corey McLaughlin, Sean Burns and Megan Schneider preview the weekend and dive deep with final four picks.

May 6, 2015
WD1 Wednesday: Inside the Penn State-Northwestern Debate
After Penn State beat Northwestern twice and won the inaugural Big Ten tournament, many thought the Nittany Lions would earn a top eight seed, or at least be ranked above the Wildcats. Why didn't they?

May 3, 2015
Terps, Tar Heels Take Top Two Seeds in WD1 Tournament
Both the 2014 (Maryland) and 2013 (North Carolina) champions are No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, in the 2015 NCAA tournament.

May 3, 2015
WD1 Bracketology: Selection Sunday Edition
All 13 AQ bids have been decided after an exciting final day of conference tournaments. Stay tuned for the women's Division I bracket announcement tonight at 9 p.m. on

May 2, 2015
Florida Avenges UConn Loss, Wins Big East
Shannon Gilroy had four goals, five draw controls and three caused turnovers, and helped key a dominant second half as Florida beat Connecticut 20-6 to win the Big East championship.

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