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INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA Division I Women’s Lacrosse Committee has selected the 26 teams to compete in the 2013 NCAA Division I Women’s Lacrosse Championship.

Eight sites will host first and second-round competition on May 10 and 12, and four quarterfinal games will be played May 18 or 19. These preliminary-round games will be played on the campuses of competing institutions. The winners of the four quarterfinal games will advance to the semifinals and final hosted by Villanova University May 24 and 26 at Villanova Stadium in Villanova, Pennsylvania. The semifinal games will be shown live on ESPN3 at 5 and 7:30 p.m. ET on May 24. The championship game will air live on ESPNU at 8 p.m. on May 26. Tickets for the championship games in Villanova can be purchased online at http://www.ncaa.com/tickets.

Thirteen conferences, including the America East Conference, American Lacrosse Conference, Atlantic Coast Conference, Atlantic Sun Conference, Atlantic 10 Conference, Big East Conference, Big South Conference, Colonial Athletic Association, The Ivy League, Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, Northeast Conference and Patriot League had conference champions awarded automatic qualification for the 2013 championship. The remaining 13 teams were selected on an at-large basis.

Teams receiving Automatic Qualification:
CONFERENCE SCHOOL
America East Stony Brook
American Lacrosse Northwestern
Atlantic Coast Maryland
Atlantic Sun Jacksonville
Atlantic 10 Massachusetts
Big East Syracuse
Big South High Point
Colonial Athletic Association Towson
Ivy League Penn
Metro Atlantic Athletic Canisius
Moutain Pacific Sports Federation Stanford
Northeast Monmouth
Patriot League Navy
Teams Selected At-Large:
Boston College
Connecticut
Denver
Duke
Florida
Georgetown
Loyola (Md.)
North Carolina
Notre Dame
Penn State
Princeton
Virginia

In the 2012 championship, Northwestern captured its seventh national championship by scoring an 8-6 win against Syracuse at Stony Brook, N.Y. Northwestern has captured seven of the last eight national championships.

Maryland will be making its 24th consecutive appearance in the championship (1990-2013). Other teams with consecutive appearance streaks of seven or more years include Virginia (18, 1996-2013), Duke (16, 1998-2013), Northwestern (10, 2004-2013), North Carolina (9, 2005-2013) and Pennsylvania (7, 2007-2013).

DIVISION I TOURNAMENT APPEARANCES
School *Appearances Last Record Championships
Boston College 2 2011 0-1 --
Canisius First -- -- --
Connecticut First -- -- --
Dartmouth 14 2012 10-13 --
Denver First -- -- --
Duke 16 2012 17-15 --
Florida 3 2012 3-2 --
Georgetown 13 2010 13-12 --
High Point First -- -- --
Jacksonville First -- -- --
Loyola (Md.) 16 2012 13-15 --
Maryland 29 2012 48-18 10 (1986, 1992, 1995-2001, 2010)
Massachusetts 7 2012 4-7 1 (1982)
Monmouth 3 2006 0-2 --
Navy 4 2012 0-3 --
North Carolina 15 2012 17-14 --
Northwestern 15 2012 33-7 7 (2005-09, 2011-12)
Notre Dame 8 2012 4-7 --
Penn 9 2012 9-8 --
Penn State 19 2012 14-16 2 (1987, 1989)
Princeton 21 2011 31-17 3 (1994, 2002-03)
Stanford 4 2011 0-3 --
Stony Brook First -- -- --
Syracuse 11 2012 9-10 --
Towson 6 2012 0-5 --
Virginia 26 2012 29-22 3 (1991, 1993, 2004)
*Includes 2013 season.