BCI’s Top 10 Moments of 2022
#7: Women’s Basketball Upsets #19 Notre Dame during Postseason Push
#2 - One last Charlotte North show brings BC lacrosse back to the national championship game
Charlotte North was already one of the best and most decorated athletes in BC sports history after her 2021 campaign, which saw the Eagles win their first lacrosse national title and North win the Tewaaraton Award as the nation’s top player.
When North announced she’d be coming back for her grad year, BC was instantly a favorite to repeat as champions, and the hype built around the records North would continue to break.
North and the Eagles did have one hell of a 2022 season, though they did come one game short of the ultimate goal, falling to undefeated UNC in an instant classic in the national championship game.
North delivered one more iconic, game-winning performance in the NCAA semifinal against powerhouse Maryland, playing close to home turf in Baltimore.
With BC trailing 14-11 with just over 9 minutes to go, North took over. She scored 3 of BC’s 5 goals over the next 6 minutes to tie the game up, then sucked in the Maryland defense and dropped a sweet assist to Cassidy Weeks, whose goal gave BC a 17-16 lead with 18 seconds left.
It was another day of high drama for a program that’s had its share of it in the month of May in recent years, and celebrating this thriller is a fitting way to remember a senior class that contributed so much to the Heights.
North was named the ACC’s female athlete of the year, and certainly goes down as one of, if not the greatest women’s college lacrosse players of all time, and a BC icon. And the program she helped supercharge will remain a force, with the Eagles once again expected to be contenders in 2023.