The 2019 NCAA men's lacrosse championship is almost here. Conference tournaments are here, and the DI selection show is is coming up on Sunday, May 5.
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Below, we're keeping track of automatic qualifiers for the tournament. The selection show is at 9 p.m. on ESPNU, and conference tournament games will run until Sunday afternoon.
Nine conferences in men's lacrosse are eligible for automatic bids. However, only eight schools get automatic bids for the field of 16. The two lowest-ranked automatic qualifying teams as determined by the committee, regardless of conference RPI, will compete in a preliminary round game to determine the final AQ spot.
|Conference||Location||Championship date||2019 champion/Time, TV|
|America East||Campus site||May 4||UMBC|
|Big East||Villanova, Pa.||May 4||Georgetown|
|Big Ten||Piscataway, N.J.||May 4||Penn State|
|CAA||Amherst, Mass.||May 4||Towson|
|Ivy League||New York City||May 5||Penn|
|MAAC||Poughkeepsie, NY||May 4||Marist|
|Patriot League||Campus site||May 5||Army|
|Northeast||Campus site||May 4||Robert Morris|
|Southern||High Point, N.C.||May 4||Richmond|
You can read more about the selection process here.
Opening round for the 2019 championship will begin on May 8, 2019. First round action will be May 11-12, then quarterfinals May 18-19.
The 2019 Men’s Lacrosse Championships will be held at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Penn. For the Division I Men's Championship two, two-team single elimination Semifinals games will be held Saturday, May 25 with times to be announced. The two teams winning in the semifinals will advance and compete in the single elimination Division I National Championship game which will take place Monday, May 27 with time to be announced.