It was the score ‘heard round the lacrosse world,” wrote Elizabeth Peterson of Boston University’s student newspaper, The Daily Free Press.
The Terriers women’s lacrosse team’s upset of then-No. 5 ranked North Carolina in March, 2000 was what then-head coach Sue Murphy proclaimed, “the biggest win in program history.” It was also a landmark in a season that saw BU go 15-4 overall and win the America East for the first time.
The 2000 season saw some familiar women’s lacrosse teams succeed nationally, while others that we equate with dominance now, like Boston College, were still finding their way. Twenty years ago, some stepping stones were laid for what women’s college lacrosse looks like today.
Look back at some prominent New England events and storylines from that 2000 season (also, feel free to cry at the fact that 2000 was indeed 20 years ago).