INDIANAPOLIS – The NCAA Division I Field Hockey Committee announced on Sunday the field of teams for the 2017 NCAA Division I Field Hockey Championship. Ten conferences were awarded automatic qualification. The four lowest automatic-qualification teams will compete in two opening round games. The remaining six automatic-qualification teams were placed in the bracket.
The following conferences and their representatives received automatic qualification:
|America East Conference||Stanford University|
|Atlantic Coast Conference||University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill|
|Atlantic 10 Conference||Saint Joseph’s University|
|Big East Conference||University of Connecticut|
|Big Ten Conference||University of Michigan|
|Colonial Athletic Association||University of Delaware|
|The Ivy League||Princeton University|
|Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference||Fairfield University|
|Mid-American Conference||Miami University (Ohio)|
|Patriot League||Boston University|
The remaining eight teams that were selected at large are as follows: Duke University, University of Louisville, Northwestern University, University of Maryland, College Park, Pennsylvania State University, Syracuse University, University of Virginia and Wake Forest University.
Opening round games will be played on two campus sites November 8. First- and second-round games will be played on four campus sites November 11-12. The University of Louisville will host the semifinals and final Friday, November 17, and Sunday, November 19, at Trager Stadium in Louisville, Kentucky. The semifinals and finals will be streamed live on NCAA.com. For ticket information, please call 502-GOCARDS or visit NCAA.com/tickets.
In 2016, the University of Delaware claimed its first NCAA Division I Field Hockey championship title with a 3-2 victory over North Carolina at ODU – LR Hill Complex in Norfolk, Virginia.