INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA Division I Field Hockey Committee announced today the teams that will compete in the 2018 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||Albany (NY)|
|Atlantic Coast Conference||North Carolina|
|Atlantic 10 Conference||Saint Joseph's|
|Big East Conference||UConn|
|Big Ten Conference||Maryland|
|Colonial Athletic Association||William & Mary|
|The Ivy League||Harvard|
|Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference||Monmouth|
|Mid-American Conference||Miami (OH)|
|Patriot League||Boston U.|
The remaining eight teams that were selected at-large are as follows: Duke, Iowa, Michigan, Penn State, Princeton, Rutgers, Virginia, and Wake Forest.
Opening round games will be played on two campus sites Nov. 7. First- and second-round games will be played on four campus sites Nov. 9 and 11. Louisville will host the semifinals and final Friday, Nov. 16, and Sunday, Nov. 18, at Trager Stadium in Louisville, Kentucky. The semifinals and final will be streamed live on NCAA.com. For ticket information, call 502-GOCARDS or visit NCAA.com/tickets.
In 2017, UConn finished the season undefeated (23-0) while claiming its fifth NCAA Division I field hockey championship.