Women’s lacrosse team nets first NCAA Tournament appearance

The Presidents celebrate the first NCAA Division III Women’s Lacrosse Championship goal in program history, scored by Rae LaRochelle ’20 (17).

The Washington & Jefferson College women’s lacrosse team won its second straight Ohio River Lacrosse Conference Championship May 6, 2017, earning its first trip to the NCAA Division III Women’s Lacrosse Championship.

The team was selected to face No. 13 Catholic in a second-round matchup May 14, 2017. They traveled to Catholic to face the Cardinals in W&J’s first ever tournament match. They suffered a 20-1 loss, bowing out of the tournament.

Rae LaRochelle ’20 had W&J’s only goal of the game, her 63rd goal of the season, tying the single season record of Brittany Fradkin ’12. Monica Ewansik ’17 tied the game high with four ground balls and three draw controls. She also caused four turnovers in the game, the best of the game.

The team finished the season with a 13-5 record, its second season in a row with 13 wins and their fifth 13-win season since 2009.