Over 15,000 fans attend NCAA WLAX Championship at Stony Brook

Over 15,000 fans came out to Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium on the campus of Stony Brook University to watch the semifinals and final of the 2011 NCAA Women's Lacrosse Championship. The No. 2 seed Northwestern Wildcats won the national championship with an 8-7 win over No. 1 seed Maryland on Sunday.

This was the first time that an NCAA national champion was crowned on Long Island, and Stony Brook University was the proud host of a tournament that saw 7,458 fans come to the semifinals and 8,011 fans come to the title game. The championship game attendance is the second-most ever for an NCAA women's lacrosse final.

Stony Brook, which has now hosted three NCAA lacrosse events (men's lacrosse quarterfinals in 2006 and 2010 plus this year's event) will host the 2012 NCAA Women's Lacrosse Championship on May 25 & 27.

2011 Women's Lacrosse Championship Schedule
May 27, 2011
Semifinal 1: No. 1 Maryland 14, No. 5 Duke 8 | 5 p.m. | Box Score | Recap
Semifinal 2: No. 2 Northwestern 11, No. 3 North Carolina 10 | 7:30 p.m. | Box Score | Recap
May 29, 2011
Championship: No. 2 Northwestern 8, No. 1 Maryland 7 | 4 p.m. | Box Score | Recap