Road to the Championship
The championship provides for a field of 26 teams. Thirteen conference champions qualify automatically; the balance of the field is selected at-large by the NCAA Division I Women’s Lacrosse Committee.
The 2016 NCAA Division I Women’s Lacrosse Championship bracket will be announced the first weekend in May prior to first-round competition.
The championship bracket consists of 26 teams.
• First Round: Ten, two-team first rounds will be conducted at non-predetermined campus sites.
• Second Round: Eight, two-team second rounds will be conducted at non-predetermined campus sites.
• Quarterfinals: Four, two-team quarterfinals will be conducted at non-predetermined campus sites.
All rounds are single-elimination with four teams advancing to the Division I Women’s Lacrosse Championship in Philadelphia. F
National Championship Game Times
Friday, May 27 Division I Semifinals
Sunday, May 29 Division I National Championship