Charlotte North grew up in Dallas, Texas, and was a three-sport star in field hockey, basketball, and lacrosse at the Episcopal School of Dallas. In hoops, she was an All-Conference player all four years, averaging 21.6 points per game as a junior and earning the title of her school’s all-time leading scorer. North was so good at basketball that before the NCAA offered athletes an extra year of eligibility because of COVID-19, she thought about using her fifth year to play basketball.
Ultimately, though, she stuck with lacrosse, and she was rewarded for it handsomely. This is Charlotte North’s player profile.
Charlotte North Player Profile
Charlotte North was pretty adept at lacrosse in high school, too. As a lacrosse star, she was a two-time All-American and named MVP of the 2017 Under Armour All-American Game. She committed to Duke to continue her lacrosse career.
At Duke, North was named to the All-ACC Second Team as a freshman after leading the Blue Devils in goals (59) and points (64). As a sophomore, she continued her dominance with 82 goals and 23 assists, earning All-ACC Second Team honors again. She became the fastest player in Duke history to score 100 goals, and even though she only played in Durham for two seasons, North is still tied for 10th all-time in career goals with 141.
Following the 2019 campaign, Charlotte North transferred to Boston College. She originally planned to sit out the 2020 season due to transfer rules, but North received a waiver and became eligible to play immediately.
Before the season even started, she caught eyeballs with a viral trick shot that gained attention all over the lacrosse world and made more people aware of her talent. In the COVID-19 shortened season, she was named a Preseason All-American and had 35 points in seven games, though BC struggled, going 4-3.
Charlotte North’s 2021 season was one for the ages. She won the Tewaaraton Award after setting an NCAA record with 102 goals and finished with 114 points overall. She scores six or more goals in 11 contests, including a 10-goal game against Virginia Tech. North helped lead Boston College to its first-ever women’s lacrosse national championship and broke an NCAA Tournament record with 31 goals in a single tournament, which included tying the championship game milestone with six goals in BC’s victory over Syracuse. The accolades kept coming for North as she was also named the ACC Female Athlete of the Year, the IWLCA Player of the Year, a consensus All-American, and a finalist for the NCAA Woman of the Year. After her record-shattering season, she received an invite to the U.S. Women’s National Team tryouts.
Even with all the awards and accolades, Charlotte North still has one more season left in her illustrious career; she announced back in June that she would return to Boston College to help defend its national title. If she continues to dominate, she will easily go down as one of the greatest players in NCAA lacrosse history.