Denver Women’s Lacrosse, champions of the BIG EAST, plays Pac-12 champion Stanford (11-0, 7-0) in the first round of the NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Tournament with the winner advancing to face #2 Northwestern. The teams are familiar foes as former members of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF). Denver is 12-18 all-time against the Cardinal.
— NCAA Lacrosse (@NCAALAX) May 10, 2021
The women’s team will travel to Evanston, Illinois for their first-round (and potentially second round) matchup on Friday, May 14 at 4:00 pm MT. Denver topped UConn 13-7 in the BIG EAST Championship and finished with a 15-1 record with their lone loss coming against in-state rival Colorado to open the season. It was their first time the DU women the BIG EAST Tournament. It is a tough NCAA draw for Denver, though, facing an undefeated Stanford and then national powerhouse #2 seed Northwestern if they advance. Northwestern has won seven national championships including five in a row from 2005 through 2009 and back-to-back titles in 2011 and 2012.