Old Dominion 1988


GAA: .99 GPG: 6.07 MOV: 5.08

NCAA Champions

The 2000 Lady Monarchs opened with a pair of tight wins before a double-overtime loss to then-#1 Maryland put them at 2-1 to start the season. From there, ODU exploded and won 23 consecutive games to claim the title. They started with five straight shutouts; two of those came against NCAA-bound teams. ODU closed the regular season with 12 more wins to sit at 19-1. They did not allow a goal in the CAA tournament and headed to NCAAs seeded at #1. ODU used the second-most potent offense in NCAA Division I history to win the championship, posting a still-standing record 21 goals in four games in the tournament. That included 11 goals by Honda honoree Marina DiGiacomo, who became the first person to score more than seven goals in a tournament. DiGiacomo ended her career as the most prolific scorer in Division I history with 414 points on 167 goals and 80 assists, of which 63+25 came in 2000. Behind DiGiacomo and fellow All-American Marjolijn van der Sommer, ODU posted 10 of its 21 wins in the regular season against NCAA-bound teams, and the Lady Monarchs were never behind at the end of regulation.

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