INDIANAPOLIS-- The NCAA Division I Field Hockey Committee announced today the field of teams for the 2016 NCAA Division I Field Hockey Championship. Ten conferences were awarded automatic qualification. The four lowest automatic-qualification teams will compete for two play-in berths. The remaining six automatic-qualification teams were placed in the bracket.
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The following conferences and their representatives received automatic qualification:
|Big Ten||Penn State|
The remaining eight teams that were selected at large are as follows: Boston College, Duke University, University of Louisville, University of Maryland, College Park, University of Michigan, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Princeton University and Syracuse University.
Play-in games will be played on two campus sites November 9. First- and second-round games will be played on four campus sites November 12-13. Old Dominion University will host the semifinals and final Friday, November 18, and Sunday, November 20, at ODU – LR Hill Complex in Norfolk, Virginia. The semifinals and finals will be streamed live on NCAA.com. For ticket information, please call 866-296-MTIX or visit NCAA.com/tickets.
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In 2015, Syracuse claimed its first national championship and the first ever women’s national championship by winning the NCAA Division I Field Hockey Championship title with a 4-2 victory over North Carolina at Phyllis Ocker Field in Ann Arbor, Michigan.