Over the course of the last decade, the Towson women's lacrosse program has risen national prominence, claiming multiple conference championships and making multiple NCAA Tournament appearances along the way.
The Tigers have reached the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament eight times in the last nine years, claiming five CAA championships since 2005.
Additionally, the Tigers have won 10 or more games in each of the last six, and eight of the last nine seasons overall.
In 2013, the Tigers captured the CAA regular season title and the right to host the CAA Tournament for the third straight year. After battling for a tough one-goal win over Drexel in the semifinals, the Tigers faced Hofstra in the CAA championship.
Looking to avenge their only regular season conference loss, the Tigers held the Pride without a goal for the final 26 minutes en route to a 9-4 victory. The win gave Towson its second straight CAA title and fifth since 2005. The Tigers went on to a face a talented Stony Brook team in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
In 2005, the Tigers earned their first-ever NCAA Tournament berth after winning the CAA title with an 18-15 victory over Hofstra. Towson was paired against Georgetown in their NCAA first round game, falling in heart-breaking fashion, 15-14.
For the first time in school history, the Tigers received an at-large berth into the NCAA Tournament in 2010 when they posted a 13-5 regular season record. In the wake of the Yeardly Love tragedy, Towson faced Virginia in the first found of the NCAA Tournament. Despite a valiant effort, the Tigers fell 14-12.
In 2011, the Tigers won their first-ever CAA regular season championship and hosted the CAA Tournament for the first time. After edging Drexel in the semifinals, Towson dropped a tough game to James Madison in the CAA championship game.
In 2012, Towson hosted the CAA Tournament for the second straight year, claiming the title with an 8-7 victory over James Madison. The Tigers hosted and won an NCAA Tournament play-in game, 15-5, against Monmouth. Towson was seeded eighth for the NCAA Tournament and hosted an tournament game, against Penn State, for the first time ever. In the game, the Tigers faced former head coach Missy Doherty.
In 2013, the Tigers were well honored at the CAA awards banquet. Seven Tigers earned All-CAA recognition at the event, including Ashleigh Rohrback, who became the Tigers’ first CAA Player of the Year since Hillary Fratzke in 2010.
In addition Alexa Demski was named the CAA Defensive Player of the Year while Sonia LaMonica earned her third straight CAA Coach of the Year award.
In 2011, the Tigers set a program record by having eight players named to the All-Colonial Athletic Association teams, including four first team selections. In addition, Sonia LaMonica was honored as the CAA Coach of the Year in her first season as Towson's head coach. In 2012, Towson had six All-CAA picks and LaMonica earned her second-straight CAA Coach of the Year award.
Since 2002, the Tigers have had 21 players earn All-CAA first team honors, including Hillary Fratzke (right), who was a three-time first team selection. Fratzke also earned CAA Player of the Year honors in 2008 and 2010 and was the 2006 CAA Rookie of the Year.
In 2004, Missy Doherty was honored as the CAA Coach of the Year after leading the Tigers to a program record 14 wins and their first appearance in the CAA Tournament. Doherty, who went on to guide the Tigers to four NCAA Tournament appearances, posted a 79-46 record in seven seasons as the Tigers’ leader.
Since the 2005 season, the Tigers have had 10 players honored by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) as All-Americans.
Alexa Demski and Mary Teeters are the two most recent Towson players to receive this honor. They were both third team in 2012. Demski received her second straight award, earning second team notice in 2013.
In 2008, Hillary Fratzke became the first player in school history to earn IWLCA All-America first team honors after receiving second team notice in 2007. Fratzke was also a second team selection as a senior in 2010.
In 2009, Julie Ondrako earned a spot on the IWLCA All-America second team while Meggie McNamara was a third team selection.
Becky Trumbo was the first-ever Tiger to earn IWLCA All-America honors when she was named to the third team in 2005. In addition, Shannon Witzel earned second team notice in 2006.
The Tigers have also had 29 players earn IWLCA Regional All-America status since 2000. Included in that group is former Tiger defender Alexa Demski (above), who was named to the Mid-Atlantic region first team in all four seasons at Towson (2010-13).