The Kenyon College women's lacrosse team (7-1, 13-2) earned its first NCAC title after defeating Wooster (5-3, 13-5), 14-9, on Saturday, May 4th, in the 2013 NCAC Women's Lacrosse Tournament championship game in Gambier, Ohio.
With the victory, the Ladies have earned the NCAC automatic bid into the 2013 NCAA Div. III Tournament and will travel to play Adrian (16-2) on Wednesday, May 8th at 7:00 p.m. for a first-round matchup. The winner of the Kenyon/Adrian contest will move on to the regional semifinals against either SUNY Cortland (17-1) or Keuka (10-8) on Saturday, May 11th at the site of a competing institution. The regional finals are scheduled for Sunday, May 12th at the same site.
Kenyon defeated Denison (6-2, 13-3), 12-8, on Thursday to advance to the championship game against the Scots. The Ladies leaned on senior Emily Nichols' (Caldwell, NJ/Caldwell) four goals and an assist to advance to the finals. In the championship game, Kenyon relied on its defense to hold off Wooster, holding the Scots under ten points for just the fourth time all season. The Ladies were represented on the all-tournament team by senior Leah Sack (Wynnewood, PA/Lower Merion), sophomore Meredith Bentsen (Washington, DC/St Stephen's/St. Agnes), junior Margaret Armstrong (McLean, VA/Madeira) and Nichols.
Wooster defeated top-seeded Wittenberg (8-0, 12-4) in double-overtime in Thursday's semifinal contest to advance to its second NCAC Championship in three years. The Scots were represented on the all-tournament team by sophomore Shelby Stone (Grosse Pointe Park, MI/Grosse Pointe South), freshman Abby Szlachta (Highlands Ranch, CO/Rock Canyon), junior Cassie Greenbaum (Ellicott City, MD/Garrison Forest School) and junior Alison Schlothauer (North Olmsted, OH/Western Reserve Academy).
Denison was represented on the all-tournament team by sophomore Molly Chapman (Greenwich, CT/Millbrook School) and freshman Rachel Pregel (Sewickley, PA/Sewickley Academy) while Wittenberg was represented by sophomore Logan Warye (Maineville, OH/Kings) and senior Katie Warner (Delaware, OH/Olentangy).