2018 NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship selections announced for 17-team field
INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Committee announced the field for its championship tournament today.
The following conferences and their representatives received automatic qualification:
|America East Conference||Albany (NY)|
|Big East Conference||Georgetown|
|Big Ten Conference||Johns Hopkins|
|Colonial Athletic Conference||Massachusetts|
|The Ivy League||Cornell|
|Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference||Canisius|
|Northeast Conference||Robert Morris|
|Patriot League||Loyola Maryland|
The remainder of the field was selected at large: Denver, Duke, Maryland, Notre Dame, Syracuse, Villanova, Virginia, Yale.
The opening round game between Canisius and Robert Morris will take place Wednesday, May 9 in Buffalo, New York. The eight, first-round contests will be held the weekend of May 12-13.
Maryland received the No. 1 overall seed and will face the winner of the Canisius and Robert Morris opening round game, May 13 at Noon Eastern. No. 2 seed Albany (New York) will host Richmond May 12 at 5 p.m. Eastern. Yale, the No. 3 seed, will host Massachusetts May 12 at Noon Eastern. Duke is the No. 4 seed and will host Villanova May 12 at 2:15 p.m. Eastern.
The No. 5 seed Johns Hopkins will host Georgetown May 13 at 5 p.m. Eastern. As the No. 6 seed, Loyola Maryland will host Virginia May 12 at 7:15 p.m. Eastern. No. 7 Notre Dame will host Denver May 13 at 2:15 p.m. Eastern, while the No. 8 seed Syracuse will host Cornell May 13 at 7:15 p.m. Eastern.
All Division I first round games will be televised on ESPNU. The quarterfinal games will all be televised on ESPNU on May 19 at James M. Shuart Stadium in Hempstead, New York or Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland on May 20. The Division I semifinal and championship games, and the Division II and III championship games, will be held at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts, May 26-28 and hosted by Harvard University. The Division I semifinals will be televised live on ESPN2 starting at Noon Eastern time, May 26. The championship game will be televised live on ESPN2 starting at 1 p.m. Eastern time, May 28.
For additional information, including purchasing tickets for each round of the lacrosse championship, game times and location, please visit NCAA.com/lacrosse.