Road to the Championship
There are 115 NCAA member institutions that sponsor Division I Women’s Lacrosse teams and are eligible to compete in the National Championship. All 115 programs support more than 3,100 women's lacrosse student-athletes across the country.
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 | Sunday, May 3, 2020
The 2019 NCAA Division I Women’s Lacrosse Championship bracket will be announced the first weekend in May prior to opening-round competition.
Opening Round | May 5 or 6, 2020
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 8, 2020
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 10, 2020
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 16 or 17, 2020
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 22 and 24, 2020
The site of the 2020 Women’s Lacrosse Championship is Homewood Field at Johns Hopkins University. Two, two-team single-elimination semifinals games will be held Friday, May 22, times TBA. The two teams winning in the semifinals will advance and compete in the single-elimination national championship game which will take place Sunday, May 24, time TBA.
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