Almost 20 years later, Lisa Romig Atkins still holds a place in Penn women’s athletics history.  Romig had a storied career at Franklin Field, as both a field hockey player and a member of the women’s lacrosse team, where she set numerous career records in both sports.


Romig initiated her field hockey career at Penn in the fall of 1978 by setting the record for goals scored in a season (15).  In her second year with the Red and Blue field hockey corps, Romig set Penn’s goals in a game record when she netted four against Swarthmore on October 12, 1979.  She led the team that season in points (24) and goals scored (11) and earned her first Ivy League accolade when she was named first-team All-Ivy.  Romig turned some heads when she was named Penn’s Athlete of the Week on September 14 and October 29, 1979.  Later that year, Romig was named the 1979 Daily Pennsylvania Fall Athlete of the Year.


Romig led the 1980 Quakers with 32 points, a Penn-record that stood for eight seasons, and took her team to a first-round meeting with Delaware at the NCAA Regional’s.  Penn fell to the Blue Hens, 2-0, but finished the season with an admirable 10-4-1 record, a glimpse of greater things to come.  She was again awarded first-team All-Ivy accolades after recording at least one goal in 10-straight games.


In 1981, Penn captured its first Ivy League championship since official play began in 1979, with a 5-1 mark in the Ancient Eight, finishing in a first-place tie with Princeton.  Romig capped off her collegiate field hockey career with a Penn-record 101 points and a program-record 45 goals in her four-year stint with the Quakers.  She recorded 15 points as a senior co-captain and was awarded Co-Most Valuable Player honors, along with her friend and teammate, Nancy Lock.  Romig rounded out her playing career with a 28-20-8 overall record and three first-team All-Ivy League accolades.


Romig began her collegiate career with the Penn women’s lacrosse team with two goals against Lafayette on March 28, 1979.  She went on to earn a varsity letter as a freshman after competing in every contest and hearing hr name on the loud speaker after scoring a goal in nine games in her rookie season.  Romig finished her fist year in the Red and Blue with 14 goals and eight assists, laying the groundwork for an exciting lacrosse season at Penn.


The Quakers went out and won themselves the first official Ivy League women’s lacrosse championship, tying Yale with identical 4-0-2 records in 1980.  Romig, who was named second-team All-Ivy League in her second season with Penn, recorded goals and 17 assists to help the Quakers to an overall record of 12-3-2 and a third place finish at the AIAW National Championship.  Romig recorded a season-high five goals in Penn’s 23-2 thrashing of Brown on April 5, 1980 to push the Quakers to 2-0 in the Ivy standings.


Romig recorded an Ivy League-record nine goals against Dartmouth in her junior lacrosse season in 1981, a record that still stands today.  She was named second-team All-Ivy League after recording 30 goals and 18 assists for 48 points and helped her team score 166 goals over 13 games, the most goals ever scored in a season at Penn.


As a senior, and in the final collegiate season of her career, Romig was at her best.  She helped lead Penn to a share of the Ivy League Championship (5-1) and to a fourth place finish in the AIAW National Championship tournament. 


Romig finished her Penn lacrosse career with 165 points on 104 goals and 61 assists.  She is fourth on the Penn list for career goals and is second in career assists.  Romig’s 165 career points are second all-time in the Quakers’ women’s lacrosse program.  During her tenure with the team, Penn recorded an overall mark of 42-13-3 and an Ivy record of 14-2-2, with two Ivy Championships and one second-place finish.