(Photo courtesy of Maryland Athletics)
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 — Hartford
Atlantic Coast Conference — Syracuse
Big East Conference — Marquette
Colonial Athletic Association — Towson
Big Ten Conference — Maryland
The Ivy League — Yale
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference — Quinnipiac
Northeast Conference — Hobart
Patriot League — Loyola Maryland
Southern Conference — Air Force
The top 14 teams have been placed in the bracket, while the remaining four teams will compete for the chance to advance to the round of 16. Those games will take place Wednesday, May 11 with Hobart traveling to Towson and Hartford playing at Quinnipiac.
The remainder of the field was selected at large: Albany, Brown, Denver, Duke, Johns Hopkins, North Carolina, Notre Dame and Navy.
Maryland received the No. 1 overall seed, and will face the winner of Hartford and Quinnipiac preliminary game, May 15 at 12:30 p.m. Eastern. No. 2 seed Denver will play the winner of the preliminary round game between Towson and Hobart May 15 at 3 p.m. Eastern. Notre Dame, the No. 3 seed, will host Air Force May 14 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern. The Ivy League champion Yale Bulldogs are the No. 4 seed and will host Navy May 15 at 5:15 p.m. Eastern.
The No. 5 seed Brown Bears will host Johns Hopkins May 14 at 5 p.m. Eastern. Marquette will make its first NCAA Tournament appearance as the No. 6 seed and host North Carolina May 14 at 2:30 p.m. Eastern. No. 7 Loyola Maryland will host Duke May 14 at Noon Eastern, while Syracuse will host Albany (New York) as the No. 8 seed May 15 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern.
All Division I first round games will be televised on ESPNU. The quarterfinal games will all be televised on ESPN2 or ESPNU May 21 and 22. The Division I semifinal and championship games, and the Division II and III championship games, will be held at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 28-30 and hosted by Drexel University. The Division I semifinals will be televised live on ESPN2 starting at Noon Eastern time, May 28. The championship game will be televised live on ESPN2 starting at 1 p.m. Eastern time, May 30.
For additional information, including purchasing tickets for each round of the lacrosse championship, game times and location, please visit NCAA.com/lacrosse.