We are the champions! Boston College Women’s Lacrosse earned the school’s 6th NCAA-recognized national championship this year, and the first for a women’s team, so of course we (unanimously) gave them BC Interruption’s Team of the Year Award.
The journey over the past few years has been a dramatic one. Not only did the Eagles win the natty, but they did so in convincing fashion in their 4th-straight title game appearance after falling short in the first 3. Led by Tewaaraton-winner Charlotte North, it was nothing short of a magical year for the Eagles. They came into the tournament as a 4 seed and weren’t exactly expected to make it past the Final Four, but they beat the odds by taking down #1-ranked undefeated ACC-champion North Carolina and followed it up in a championship game that saw them pull away comfortably from Syracuse in the second half. In an unprecedented performance, Charlotte North broke both the NCAA single-season record for goals and the NCAA tournament record for goals in the process.
Nothing can match a national championship. Especially at BC, where men’s hockey is the only program that has reached that pinnacle before (in the NCAA). There are so many more great things to come for this lacrosse program, but cherish this one forever. It was something special.