WOMEN'S LAX TO RECOGNIZE 1985 NCAA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM APRIL 17 (GAME DAY VS. BINGHAMTON)

DURHAM, N.H. -- The University of New Hampshire women's lacrosse program invites you to attend the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the 1985 NCAA national championship women's lacrosse team on Saturday, April 17.

Members of the 1985 Wildcat team – the only UNH team to win an NCAA national title – will be recognized during halftime of the game against Binghamton University, which is scheduled for a 1 p.m. start at Memorial Field.

The 1985 team went 9-3 in the regular season and received one of four invitations to the NCAA tournament. UNH defeated defending national champion Temple, 7-3, in the semifinals and then defeated 1984 runner-up Maryland, 6-5, in the title game to give the Wildcats an overall record of 11-3 and a unique accomplishment in school history: NCAA champions.

Five players from that squad received All-America honors as Sandy (Vander-Heyden) Bridgeman and Suzie Haynes were First Team selections, Karen Geromini and Heather Reynolds were named to the Second Team and Robin Balducci received Honorable Mention.

The 1985 women's lacrosse team, as well as Marisa Didio (head coach) and Barb Marois (student-athlete), were enshrined in the inaugural class of the Wildcat Winners Circle (Hall of Fame established for women student-athletes when UNH's athletic department was separated by gender). Since then, Bridgeman and Geromini were inducted in 1995, Balducci followed in 1998 and Pauline Collins received the distinction in 1999.

For more information on the 25th Anniversary Celebration on Aprith 17, please contact Amy Sheehan at amy.sheehan@unh.edu.

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