May 9, 2010

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NCAA RELEASE

INDIANAPOLIS---The NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Committee announced the field for its championship tournament today.

The 16-team field includes six conference champions with automatic qualification - American East Conference (Stony Brook), Colonial Athletic Association (Delaware), Eastern College Athletic Conference (Denver), Ivy Group (Princeton), Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (Mt. St. Mary's) and Patriot League (Army). The remainder of the field was selected at large: Virginia, Duke, Johns Hopkins, North Carolina, Maryland, Hofstra, Notre Dame, Cornell, Loyola (MD) and Syracuse.

The Division I semifinal and championship games, and the Division II and III championship games, will be held at M & T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland, May 29-31. The Division I semifinals will be televised live on ESPN2 starting at 4 p.m. Eastern time, May 29. The championship game will be televised live on ESPN starting at 3:30 p.m. Eastern time, May 31.

The championship hosts are Johns Hopkins University, Loyola Maryland, University of Maryland, Baltimore County and Towson University. This is one of only two NCAA team championships, along with women's rowing, that holds the championships of all three divisions at a common site. The 2011 championship will once again be held in Baltimore.

For ticket information for all games at M & T Bank Stadium, May 29-31, call 410/261-7283. For additional information on the lacrosse championship please visit NCAA.com/lacrosse.