Women's lacrosse gets no NCAA bid
The women's lacrosse team was not offered a bid by the NCAA for the six-team post-season tournament this year.
The bid went to William and Mary, to whom the Big Green dropped a close 8-6 game March 24.
Yesterday's announcement, combined with last Saturday's loss to Harvard, put a disappointing end to what was an otherwise very successful season.
Dartmouth will finish third in the Ivy League and probably near the top of the NCAA poles.
Many factors may have influenced the committee's decision, including the Big Green's loss to William and Mary, a traditional bias towards southern teams and the invitation of two other Ivy League teams to the tournament .
The University of Maryland, University of Virginia, Loyola, Princeton and Harvard were also given bids.
Coach Amy Patton could not be reached for comment.