DI Women's Lacrosse Champ Info

Women's Lacrosse Championship

2020 DI WOMEN'S LACROSSE CHAMPIONSHIPS

HOMEWOOD FIELD | BALTIMORE, MD | MAY 22 & 24

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Road to the Championship

National Participation
There are 117 NCAA member institutions that sponsor Division I Women’s Lacrosse teams and are eligible to compete in the National Championship. All 117 programs support more than 3,100 women's lacrosse student-athletes across the country.

Selection Process
The championship provides for a field of 28 teams to compete in a single-elimination tournament. Fifteen conference champions qualify automatically; the balance of the field is selected at-large by the NCAA Division I Women’s Lacrosse Committee. The top eight teams in the 28-team bracket for the championship are seeded.  The top six teams receive first-round byes.

Selection Show | May 2021
The 2021 NCAA Division I Women’s Lacrosse Championship bracket will be announced the first weekend in May prior to opening-round competition.

Opening Round | May 2021
Two, two-team opening-round games will be conducted at non-predetermined campus sites. The winning team from each game will advance to the first round.

First Round | May 2021
Ten, two-team first-round games will be conducted at non-predetermined campus sites. The winning team from each game will advance to the second round.

Second Round | May 2021
Eight, two-team second-round games will be conducted at non-predetermined campus sites. The winning team from each game will advance to the quarterfinals.

Quarterfinals | May 2021
Four, two-team, single-elimination quarterfinals games will be conducted at non-predetermined campus sites. The winning team from each of the four quarterfinals will advance to the championship final site.

National Championship | May 2021
 Two, two-team single-elimination semifinals games will be held. The two teams winning in the semifinals will advance and compete in the single-elimination national championship game. 

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