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The College of William & Mary currently fields a women's lacrosse team and has fielded both men's and women's lacrosse teams in the past. Women first played lacrosse on campus in the 1920s.

Material in the Special Collections Research Center

References in the The Flat Hat, William & Mary News, and Alumni Gazette:

  • New sport organized this year FH, 3/27/1925, pg. 1, 8.
  • First practice held FH, 5/15/1925, pg. 5.
  • Schedule planned next year FH, 5/23/1925, pg. 2.
  • English Lacrosse coach will instruct co-eds FH, 4/21/1936, pg. 3.
  • New Lacrosse team to have test vs. Baltimore FH, 10/3/1939, pg. 3, 6.
  • Girl’s Lacrosse may be varsity sport next year FH, 3/11/1941, pg. 5.
  • May challenge Sweet Brian FH, 10/21/1941, pg. 3, 7.
  • Lacrosse expert Dorothy Judd instructs women FH, 3/13/1946, pg. 4.
  • Players work out daily FH, 3/16/1948, pg. 4.
  • Lacrosse men meet division in opener FH, 3/30/1948, pg. 5.
  • Nabs second victory FH, 4/20/1948, pg. 6.
  • British-Irish touring team stages clinic FH, 4/20/1954, pg. 9.
  • Girls varsity FH, 4/27/1954, pg. 9.
  • Girls’ varsity travels to Hollins FH, 5/11/1954, pg. 8.
  • Feminine Footnotes FH, 4/26/1955, pg. 8.
  • Sweetbriar wins FH, 4/17/1956, pg. 6.
  • Crossett on state team FH, 5/1/1956, pg. 8.
  • Season opens FH, 3/10/1959, pg. 9.
  • Victorious FH, 4/21/1959, pg. 9.
  • Women lose in state tournament at Hollins FH, 4/28/1959, pg. 9.
  • Squaws victorious at Sweetbriar falls in opening contest FH, 4/14/1959, pg. 9.
  • Women’s Lacrosse practice begins FH, 3/22/1960, pg. 11.
  • W&M hosts British-Irish women’s Lacrosse team FH, 4/12/1960, pg. 11.
  • Team visits U.S. FH, 4/12/1960, pg. 13, 14 (picture).
  • Squaws top tilt; Briscoe high scorer FH, 5/3/1960, pg. 8.
  • Five tribe squaws gain state berths FH, 3/17/1960, pg. 13.
  • Women open season FH, 4/14/1961, pg. 8.
  • Squad boasts 25 women FH, 4/21/1961, pg. 11.
  • Women compete in tournament FH, 3/12/1961, pg. 9.
  • Nine squaws earn berths on state squads FH, 5/19/1961, pg. 17 (picture).
  • Women’s Lacrosse FH, 4/20/1962, pg. 9.
  • Team loses twice on road trip FH, 4/27/1962, pg. 9.
  • Team participates in tournament FH, 4/4/1962, pg. 7.
  • Lacrosse season final FH, 5/11/1962, pg. 8.
  • Seven selected for all-state team FH, 5/18/1962, pg. 15.
  • Women begin practice FH, 3/22/1963, pg. 7.
  • Opens for women FH, 7/19/1963, pg. 12.
  • Hollins College routs squaws FH, 4/26/1963, pg. 10.
  • Squaws beaten by Westhampton FH, 5/3/1963, pg. 7.
  • Added to athletic program at club level AG, 34.3:30, 1968; AG, 35.3:16.
  • Spring ’77 season outlook AG, 44.10:7a-c.
  • Women complete perfect season AG, 45.9:11a-b.
  • Women win in lacrosse AG, 47.9:15; AG, 47.10:11 (picture).
  • Kevin Braddish leads team AG, 48.9:10 (picture).
  • Open season against Richmond Lacrosse Club FH, 3/13/1970, pg. 7.
  • Defeat Richmond 12-9 FH, 3/18/1970, pg. 3; FH, 4/3/1970, pg. 7.
  • Defeated by Richmond 6-5 FH, 4/10/1970, pg. 5.
  • Defeat VPI, 9-5 FH, 4/17/1970, pg. 5.
  • Defeat East Carolina, 7-5 FH, 4/24/1970, pg. 5.
  • Women’s team defeat Sweet Briar, 11-1 & Lynchburg , 10-0.
  • Men’s team defeats VMI, 4-3 FH, 5/1/1970, pg. 7.
  • Defeat East Carolina, 7-6 FH, 5/8/1970, pg. 5.
  • Women’s team defeats Roanoke, 10-5 FH, 4/16/1971, pg. 3.
  • Prospects for season FH, 3/12/1971, pg. 3.
  • Defeated by Richmond Lacrosse Club, 10-9 CO, 3/16/1971, pg. 7; FH, 3/17/1971, pg. 5.
  • W&M hosts Duke, ECU & VA Tech in W&M Invitational Lacrosse Tournament FH, 4/2/1971, pg. 3.
  • Win against ECU, 11-4, lose to Duke, 13-3, in W&M Invitational Lacrosse Tournament; Duke wins 1st, W&M, 2nd, ECU, 3rd, VCU, 4th CO, 4/6/1971, pg. 6; FH, 4/6/1971, pg. 3.
  • Loses to U. Maryland at Baltimore, 13-3 CO, 4/20/1971, pg. 6; FH, 4/20/1971, pg. 3.
  • Win, 7-6, over Mt. St. Mary’s CO, 4/27/1971, pg. 6; FH, 4/30/1971, pg. 7.
  • Girl’s team competes in State Tournament FH, 5/7/1971, pg. 6.
  • Eight make all-state girls’ teams FH, 5/14/1971, pg. 6.
  • U.S. Women’s Lacrosse Association holds Southern Holiday Weekend at W&M FH, 3/10/1972, pg. 4.
  • Stickmen to host Georgetown FH, 4/7/1972, pg. 6.
  • Team loses to Roanoke College, 10-4; defeats VPI, 19-4 FH, 4/21/1972, pg. 6.
  • Defeats VMI, 9-2 FH, 4/28/1972, pg. 6.
  • W&M hosts Va. State Lacrosse (Women’s) Tournament C, 4/27/1972, pg. 7; FH, 5/5/1972, pg. 7.
  • W&M rips ECU, loses 17-10 to Randolph-Macon FH, 5/5/1972, pg. 7.
  • Fast-growing Lacrosse relies upon endurance FH, 3/9/1973, pg. 4.
  • Team begins season against Mt. St. Mary’s FH, 3/16/1973, pg. 5.
  • Team dispels Coach’s doubts FH, 3/20/1973, pg. 2.
  • Indians split in Carolina FH, 4/6/1973, pg. 4.
  • UNC edges stickmen FH, 4/13/1973, pg. 4.
  • Last Home Game FH, 4/20/1973, pg. 5.
  • Face W&L FH, 4/27/1973, pg. 5.
  • Ends season FH, 5/11/1973, pg. 8.
  • Loses two games; strategy delineated FH, 3/14/1975, pg. 19.
  • Women’s team attended clinic FH, 3/14/1975, pg. 20.
  • Team beats Duke & N.C. State FH, 3/20/1975, pg. 9.
  • Men’s and women’s teams recent matches FH, 4/11/1975, pg. 24.
  • Men’s and women’s teams win games FH, 4/11/1975, pg. 14.
  • Women’s team upsets Madison FH, 4/18/1975, pg. 18.
  • Men’s team beats RMC FH, 4/18/1975, pg. 20.
  • Men’s and women’s teams FH, 4/25/1975, pg. 13.
  • Women’s team wins 3 straight FH, 5/7/1975, pg. 14.
  • Women’s team beats Bridgewater FH, 5/9/1975, pg. 13.
  • Men’s team ends season FH, 5/9/1975, pg. 14.
  • Optimistic as season begins FH, 3/2/1976, pg. 1, 7.
  • Women’s team begins season FH, 3/2/1976, pg. 6.
  • Women downed Westhampton 19-1 FH, 3/19/1976, pg. 21.
  • Men beat 3 Georgia teams over weekend FH, 3/19/1976, pg. 21.
  • Loses to Loyola; beats Rand.-Mac. FH, 3/26/1976, pg. 18.
  • Women’s record at 3-0 FH, 3/26/1976, pg. 18.
  • Women lose to British Universities Touring Team FH, 4/2/1976, pg. 16.
  • Men beat Duke FH, 4/2/1976, pg. 17.
  • Women beat Lynchburg College & Mary Washington FH, 4/9/1976, pg. 16.
  • Men’s team is 7-1 FH, 4/9/1976, pg. 19.
  • Women defeat Longwood- lose to Piedmont Club FH, 4/16/1976, pg. 10.
  • Men defeated by Washington College FH, 4/16/1976, pg. 12.
  • Beat Tech, record now 8-3 FH, 4/23/1976, pg. 11.
  • Women’s team wins one, loses one FH, 4/23/1976, pg. 11.
  • Women’s team was strongest collegiate team in Virginia State Tournament FH, 4/29/1976, pg. 12.
  • Men lose to UVa 15-8; NC State next FH, 4/29/1976, pg. 13.
  • Begin season FH, 3/18/1976, pg. 16.
  • Beat St. Mary’s, lose to Duke FH, 3/25/1977, pg. 19.
  • Lose to Denison FH, 4/1/1977, pg. 13.
  • Win 3 FH, 4/8/1977, pg. 14.
  • Lose to Washington College FH, 4/15/1977, pg. 18.
  • Women tie with Madison FH, 4/15/1977, pg. 19.
  • Lose to UVA FH, 4/22/1977, pg. 16.
  • Men wind up at 7-5 FH, 4/29/1977, pg. 17.
  • Women’s team is impressive FH, 4/29/1977, pg. 17.
  • Defeat Randolph Macon College; to play Ohio State & St. Mary’s FH, 3/17/1978, pg. 16.
  • JV team formed FH, 3/24/1978, pg. 20; defeated by Ohio State 3/24/1978, pg. 21.
  • Defeat Hampden-Sydney; defeated by Loyola to play Georgetown FH, 3/31/1978, pg. 14.
  • Defeat Georgetown; to play Duke FH, 4/7/1978, pg. 14.
  • Zandy Kennedy is all-time leading scorer; defeat VMI FH, 4/14/1978, pg. 13.
  • Women to play in State Tournament; have 11-1 record FH, 4/21/1978, pg. 13.
  • Defeated by North Carolina State FH, 4/8/1978, pg. 13.
  • Women dominate in VA State Tournament FH, 4/28/1978, pg. 14.
  • Clarke Franke promoted to head coach FH, 9/1/1978, pg. 18; FH, 9/8/1978 pg. 23.
  • 17-4 win FH, 3/16/1979, pg. 15.
  • Opens Season FH, 3/16/1979, pg. 15.
  • Yale takes W&M FH, 3/16/1979, pg. 27.
  • Men stay unbeaten, FH, 3/23/1979, pg. 28.
  • Stickmen, raise record FH, 3/30/1979, pg. 28.
  • Sound defense FH, 3/30/1979, pg. 3.
  • Indians take conference FH, 4/6/1979, pg. 12.
  • 21-3 victory FH, /4/6/1972.
  • JV victory FH, 4/6/1979, pg. 15.
  • Win in double overtime FH, 4/13/1979, pg. 13-14.
  • Winning streak FH, 4/13/1979, pg. 13.
  • National Tournaments FH, 4/27/1979, pg. 12.
  • Tri-state crown FH, 4/27/1979, pg. 12.
  • Garner title FH, 4/27/1979, pg. 15.
  • Good standing FH, 3/14/1980, pg. 14.
  • Shifting scores FH, 3/21/1980, pg. 17 (picture).
  • Women’s team on Rampage FH, 3/21/1980, pg. 19.
  • Beat R-M FH, 3/28/1980, pg. 11 (picture).
  • Women lose FH, 3/28/1980, pg. 11 (picture).
  • Lose to Salisbury State FH, 4/4/1980, pg. 13 (picture).
  • Women battle Penn State HF, 4/4/1980, pg. 14 (picture).
  • Finishes Season 10-4 FH, 4/25/1980, pg. 13.
  • Women capture State Title FH, 4/25/1980, p. 15 (picture).
  • Women eye National Recognition FH, 9/12/1980, pg. 13 (picture).
  • Barnhill appointed lacrosse coach WMN, 5/19/1981, pg. 6.
  • Stettler, Barnhill take new coaching posts FH, 8/28/1981, pg. 23.
  • Laxwomen earn trip to Nationals FH, 9/2/1983, pg. 28.
  • Tennis, Golf, Lacrosse teams do well in National championships AG, June 1982, pg. 8 (picture).
  • Julie Duff wants to make the U.S. Lacrosse team again AG, April 1984, pg. 7 (picture).
  • The lacrosse legacy of poor pixie AG, September 1985, pg. 5.
  • May be reduced from varsity to club status next year FH, 2/21/1986, pg. 1, 2.
  • World Cup Women’s Lacrosse Team to play exhibition to highlight third annual W&M invitational WMN, 3/12/1986, pg. 1.
  • Men’s team on five game winning streak FH, 4/4/1986, pg. 11 (picture).
  • Season opens FH, 3/23/1990, pg. 13 (picture).
  • Tribe lacrosse is tops in nation with a 6-0 record FH, 3/29/1991, pg. 11, 12 (picture).
  • Men’s best season ever but lose to ECU FH, 4/19/1991, pg. 13 (picture).
  • Women down Richmond, James Madison to take title FH, 4/19/1991, 13, 14 (pictures).
  • A lack of laxity FH, 3/20/1992, 1, 13 (pictures).
  • Women edge Lafayette FH, 3/20/1992, 13 (picture).
  • Team ranked second FH, 3/27/1992, 13 (picture).
  • Aims for NCAA FH, 4/17/1992, 15, 18 (picture).
  • Captures first CAA title FH, 4/24/1992, 13 (picture).
  • Lacrosse whips Penn FH, 3/19/1993, 11,12 (picture).
  • W&M defeats UR FH, 3/26/1993, 15, 16 (picture).
  • Women pluck AU Eagles FH, 4/9/1993, 12.
  • Lacrosse takes three from foes FH, 4/16/1993, 11 (picture).
  • Reaches second round in CAAs FH, 4/23/1993, 11, 12 (picture).
  • Women beat Delaware FH, 4/30/1993, 15 (picture).
  • College hosts Lacrosse Jamboree WMN, 3/9/1994, 5 (picture).
  • Here we go at W&M invitationa FH, 3/25/1994, 15.
  • Men sponsor festival FH, 3/25/1994, 17.
  • Lions snap win streak at three FH, 4/1/1994, 16.
  • Splits two games FH, 4/8/1994, 15, 16 (picture).
  • Lacrosse displays offensive might FH, 4/15/1994, 15, 16 (picture).
  • Lax bows to Loyola in CAA FH, 4/22/1994, 15, 17 (picture).
  • Lax beats Retrievers, loses to Terrapins FH, 4/29/1994, 15.
  • Ranked women set to begin FH, 3/17/1995, 15, 19.
  • Women open with force FH, 3/24/1995, 15, 19.
  • Tribe open with force FH, 3/24/1995, 13 (picture).
  • Tribe upends Uva with solid sowing FH, 3/31/1995, 20 (picture).
  • JMU deals lax tough loss FH, 4/7/1995, 15, 17 (picture).
  • Women win three more FH, 4/14/1995, 15, 16 (picture).
  • Lacrosse squeaks by Retrievers, 5-3 FH, 4/21/1995, 13 (picture).
  • Women upset by ODU in CAAs FH, 4/28/1995, 17, 19 (picture).
  • A standout in Spring Sports AG, June 1995, 6 (picture).
  • Invitational draws international competition WMN, 3/13/1996, 6 (picture).
  • Lax tops UMBC, falls to Hoyas FH, 3/22/1996, 11, 13 (picture).
  • Men open season FH, 3/22/1996, 13.
  • Women off to slow start FH, 3/29/1996, 14.
  • Tribe ends four game skid FH, 4/5/1996, 17.
  • Extends win streak FH, 4/12/1996, 15 (picture).
  • Women look to extend streak FH, 4/19/1996, 15, 17 (picture).
  • Loses in finals FH, 4/26/1996, 15, 17 (picture).
  • Represented at NCAAs AG, June 1996, 9.
  • East meets west AG, Dec. 1996, 20-21 (picture).
  • Men’s team set to start season FH, 2/28/1997, 16.
  • Tribe beats Hoyas to begin new year FH, 3/21/1997, 13, 17 (picture).
  • Falls to Cavaliers FH, 3/28/1997, 13 (picture).
  • Tribe slips past Madison trampled by Greyhounds FH, 4/4/1997, 13, 15 (picture).
  • Falls to North Carolina FH, 4/11/1997, 15, 18 (picture).
  • Women gear up for CAA tourney FH, 4/18/1997, 15, 18 (picture).
  • Falls to Terps FH, 4/25/1997, 15, 16 (picture).
  • Tribe tumbles to tough Tigers FH, 3/20/1998, 15, 19 (pictures).
  • Homesick blues haunt Green and Gold FH, 3/27/1998, 13, 15 (picture).
  • Lax team loses six-goal lead FH, 4/3/1998, 16.
  • Tribe takes out No. 1 UNC, No. 3 Duke FH, 4/10/1998, 13, 14 (picture).
  • Win streak hits six headed into tourney FH, 4/17/1998, 13, 16 (picture).
  • Lax turn-around spurs Tribe pride FH, 4/17/1998, 15 (picture).
  • Second loss to Duke brakes momentum FH, 4/24/1998, 13, 15 (picture).
  • Former standount Kimhannon to coach FH, 9/11/1998, 11 (picture).
  • Optimism arrives with Lannon FH, 2/26/1999, 16, 20 (picture).
  • Lannon era off to tough start FH, 3/26/1999, 17, 20 (picture).
  • Vissiers goal explosion not enough to break out of slump FH, 4/2/1999, 17 (picture).
  • W&M surprises third-ranked UC FH, 4/9/1999, 13, 14 (picture).
  • Tribe gets mixed results in CAA FH, 4/16/1999, 15, 16 (picture).
  • Squads succumb to Loyola FH, 4/23/1999, 18 (picture).
  • From the sidelines AG Aug. 1999, 9.
  • Tara Kelly is new coach FH, 8/27/1999, 11 (picture).
  • No. 18 Tribe starts 1-2 FH, 3/17/2000, 20 (picture).
  • Tribe edged by Penn State in OT FH, 3/24/2000, 13, 14 (picture).
  • Hanaford’s heroics not enough for Tribe win FH, 3/31/2000, 16 (picture).
  • Tribe squeaks by ODU FH, 4/7/2000, 17, 18 (picture).
  • Tribe rolls over Eagles, stomps Spiders FH, 4/14/2000, 17-18 (pictures).
  • Amy Pugno: power, presence FH, 4/12/2000, 17, 19 (picture).
  • Green and Gold lacrosse falls to top-ranked Maryland FH, 4/21/2000, 18 (picture).
  • Lacrosse finishes strong WMN, 5/11/2000, 7 (picture).
  • The A to Z of Tribe Athletics FH, 8/23/02, 11 (picture).
  • It’s a wrap: the Spring 2002 sports season FH, 8/23/02, 11, 12.


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