Author Archives: Tim Hackett

Bracket Breakdown: Analyzing Northwestern’s Path in the 2019 Women’s Lacrosse Tournament

By Tim Hackett Northwestern University revived its lacrosse program after ten dormant years in 2002. Two years later, the reincarnated Wildcats were back in the NCAA Tournament, and one year after that, they won their first of seven national championships over eight years. Northwestern has made the NCAA Tournament field every year since 2004. Just like the old quip about

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Not This Time: Northwestern Stifles Undefeated Maryland, Wins First Big Ten Tournament Title

By Tim Hackett Northwestern and Maryland, perhaps the two greatest programs in women’s collegiate lacrosse since the turn of the millennium, played nine times between 2013 and 2019. Some of the games were close. Many of them were not. All of them were won by Maryland. Not this time. Maryland beat Northwestern in the Big Ten Tournament finals in 2016

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HIGHLIGHTS: Northwestern Lacrosse Opens 2019 With Thumping of Louisville

Amidst all the change of the last 15 years, there’s been at least one constant: Northwestern Women’s Lacrosse in the NCAA Tournament. Fresh off their first appearance in the Elite Eight in years, the Wildcats entered the 2019 season ranked #7 in the nation and seeking their eighth-ever national title. Could the Cats get off on the right foot, or

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