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  • Writer's pictureEmma Treptow

Charlotte North Made History. Again.

Charlotte North is one of the best college lacrosse players ever. North is known for her fierce shot and eye for the net, having scored 79 goals so far this season.

Photo courtesy of Boston College Athletics

Just a few days ago, during Boston College’s second-round game versus Denver, North scored the first goal of the game which isn’t usually anything big for her. But this goal had lots of significance. This goal made North the all-time NCAA leading scorer with 342 goals in her career.

North has been at Boston College since 2020. Before Boston, North was at Duke University. In her two years with Duke, North scored 141 goals in 36 games. She led the team in 2019 with 82 goals. At Duke, North was an emerging star. Her move to Boston allowed her to burst onto the national scene before the 2020 COVID pandemic stopped her first season with the Eagles.

Last season, North led Boston College to the national championship and never let up scoring on their way. She scored 102 goals in 21 goals, breaking the previous single-season record of 100. North scored that record-breaking goal in the national championship against Syracuse.

And that wasn’t her only goal of the national championship. North tied the NCAA championship game record, scoring six of the team’s 16 goals, leading her team to a 16-10 victory. Her 31 goals in the NCAA tournament last season shattered the record shared by Northwestern duo, Katrina Dowd (2009) and Serena Lasota (2018) of 22 goals. Along with her 102 goals, North had 12 assists, giving herself 114 points to end the season and ranking her point total as the fifth-highest in Boston College history. The Eagles’ championship win over Syracuse was Boston College’s first-ever and for them, jumping on the Charlotte North train was the way to go.

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For her accomplishments on the field, North was awarded the Tewaaraton Award. The Tewaaraton Award is the lacrosse equivalent to football’s Heisman Trophy and is awarded to the top men’s and women’s lacrosse player in the country. She also received the Mary Graber ACC Female Athlete of the Year award, given to the ACC conference’s top female athlete, and was named the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association Player of the Year.

The previous NCAA leading scorer was Courtney Murphy from Stony Brook. Murphy played from 2014 to 2018 and recorded 341 goals in 87 games. North, scoring four goals in the game against Denver, has recorded 345 and counting as the Eagles continue their tournament run. Although North has had more time to break the record, her scoring ability can not be denied. Her wind-up on faceoffs is deadly, her stick control is immaculate, her technical ability and vision are unmatched, and her play is just incredible to watch. There’s no doubt that Charlotte North has changed women’s lacrosse, especially at the collegiate level, on a majority of different levels. From breaking records and winning titles to inspiring the next generation of female athletes, North is one of the greatest to have played in the NCAA.

Photo courtesy of Boston College Athletics

You can watch North and the third-ranked Eagles face sixth-ranked Loyola Maryland on Thursday, May 19, 2022, in the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament on ESPNU at 2:30 pm ET. Boston College is looking to advance to their fifth straight Final Four having appeared in the semifinals every year since 2017, with the exemption of 2020 when there was no tournament held.

Quarterfinal Schedule:

7 Florida vs 2 Maryland 12:00 pm ET ESPNU

6 Loyola Maryland vs 3 Boston College 2:30 pm ET ESPNU

5 Syracuse vs 4 Northwestern 5:00 pm ET ESPNU

8 Stony Brook vs 1 UNC 7:00 pm ET ESPNU


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