NCAA Division I Women's Lacrosse Championship selections announced
INDIANAPOLIS --The NCAA Division I Women’s Lacrosse Committee has selected the 26 teams to compete in the 2015 NCAA Division I Women’s Lacrosse Championship.
Eight sites will host first- and second-round competition Friday, May 8, and Sunday, May 10, and four quarterfinal games will be played Saturday, May 16 or Sunday, May 17. 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 Saint Joseph’s University May 22 and 24 at PPL Park in Philadelphia. The semifinal games will be shown live on ESPN3 at 5 and 7:30 p.m. Eastern time, Friday, May 22.
The championship game will air live on ESPNU at 8:30 p.m., Sunday, May 24. Tickets for the championship games at PPL Park can be purchased online.
Thirteen conferences, including the America East Conference, Atlantic 10 Conference, Atlantic Coast Conference, Atlantic Sun Conference, Big East Conference, Big South Conference, Big Ten 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 2015 championship. The remaining 13 teams were selected on an at-large basis.
A complete bracket with teams, dates and sites is attached.
Teams Receiving Automatic Qualification:
America East Conference: Stony Brook University
Atlantic 10 Conference: University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Atlantic Coast Conference: Syracuse University
Atlantic Sun Conference: Jacksonville University
Big East Conference: University of Florida
Big South Conference: Winthrop University
Big Ten Conference: Pennsylvania State University
Colonial Athletic Association: James Madison University
The Ivy League: Princeton University
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference: Fairfield University
Mountain Pacific Sports Federation: Stanford University
Northeast Conference: Bryant University
Patriot League: Loyola University Maryland
Teams Selected At-Large:
University at Albany
Johns Hopkins University
University of Louisville
University of Maryland, College Park
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
University of Notre Dame
The Ohio State University
University of Pennsylvania
University of Southern California
University of Virginia
In the 2014 championship, Maryland captured its 11th national championship by scoring a 15-12 win against Syracuse in the championship played at Towson.