INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA Division III Women’s Lacrosse Committee has selected the teams that will compete in the 2011 NCAA Division III Women’s Lacrosse Championship.

The championship provides for a 31-team tournament.  Seventeen conferences have been awarded automatic qualification for the championship.  Five teams have been selected from Pool B, which consists of independent institutions and institutions that are members of conferences that do not meet the requirements for automatic qualification.  The final nine berths are reserved for Pool C, which are institutions from automatic-qualifying conferences that are not the conference champion and the remaining Pool B teams. 

Fifteen first-round games will be conducted May 11 at campus sites.  Eight second-round games will be conducted on May 13 or May 14, and four quarterfinal-round games will be conducted on May 14 or May 15.  The second- and quarterfinal-round games will be contested at four regional sites on the campuses of participating institutions.  Winners of the four regionals will advance to the semifinals and final, to be played May 21-22 at Motamed Field at Adelphi University, in Garden City, New York.  Adelphi will serve as host for the championship.

Conferences and Teams Receiving Automatic Qualification (17)
 Conference School Record
Capital Athletic Conference Salisbury University (16-2)
Centennial Conference Franklin & Marshall College (17-2)
Colonial States Athletic Conference Gwynedd-Mercy College (11-7)
Commonwealth Coast Conference Endicott College (14-6)
Empire 8 Stevens Institute of Technology (15-3)
Great Northeast Athletic Conference Norwich University (10-2)
Liberty League Hamilton College (17-1)
Little East Athletic Conference Keene State College (13-5)
Middle Atlantic States Conference Messiah College (17-1)
North Coast Athletic Conference Denison University (13-4)
New England Small College Athletic Conference Trinity College (Connecticut) (17-0)
New England Women’s Lacrosse Alliance Bridgewater State College (17-1)
New England Women’s & Men’s Athletic Conference Babson College (10-7)
Old Dominion Athletic Conference Washington & Lee University (14-4)
Skyline Conference Montclair State University (13-5)
State University of New York Athletic Conference State University of New York at Cortland (18-1)
USA South Athletic Conference Christopher Newport University (13-5)
Pool B Berths (5)
School Record
Adrian College (16-4)
Catholic University (14-3)
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (15-2)
The College of New Jersey (17-0)
Rowan University (10-6)
Pool C Berths (9)
School Record
Bowdoin College (14-3)
College at Brockport, State University of New York (10-6)
Colby College (13-4)
Gettysburg College (14-4)
Ithaca College (11-6)
University of Mary Washington (13-7)
Middlebury College (10-5)
University of Redlands (13-4)
Tufts University (11-6)
2011 DIVISION III WOMEN'S LACROSSE FIELD
School No. of Appearances* Last Appearance
*Number includes 2011 appearance. Division III appearances only.
Adrian First ---
Babson 5 2010
Bowdoin 4 2006
Bridgewater State 3 2010
Brockport 2 2010
Catholic 4 2010
Christopher Newport 6 2010
Claremont-M-S 5 2010
Colby 5 2010
Cortland State 15 2010
Denison 14 2006
Dickinson 2 2006
Endicott 6 2010
Franklin & Marshall 14 2010
Gettysburg 11 2010
Gwynnedd-Mercy First ---
Hamilton 7 2010
Ithaca 9 2008
Keene State 2 2009
Mary Washington 9 2010
Messiah 3 2009
Middlebury 17 2009
Montclair State 4 2010
Norwich 2 2010
Redlands First ---
Rowan 9 2010
Salisbury 12 2010
Stevens Institute 3 2010
TCNJ 26 2010
Trinity (Conn.) 7 2010
Tufts 2 2009
Washington & Lee 11 2010