2015 NCAA Division I Women's Lacrosse Championship

The 2015 NCAA Division I Women's Lacrosse Championship was the 34th annual single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of Division I NCAA women's college lacrosse.[1] For the first time, the semifinal and championship rounds were played at PPL Park (the home of the Philadelphia Union of the MLS) in Chester, Pennsylvania from May 22–24, 2015.[2]

2015 NCAA Division I Women's
Lacrosse Championship
DatesMay 8–24, 2015
Teams26
Finals sitePPL Park
Chester, PA
ChampionsMaryland (12th title)
Runner-upNorth Carolina (3rd title game)
MOPTaylor Cummings, Maryland
NCAA Division I Women's Championships
«2014 2016»

Maryland defeated North Carolina in the final, 9–8, to win their twelfth national title.

Tournament fieldEdit

All NCAA Division I women's lacrosse programs were eligible for this championship, and a total of 26 teams were invited to participate. 13 teams qualified automatically by winning their conference tournaments while the remaining 13 teams qualified at-large based on their regular season records.[3]

SeedsEdit

TeamsEdit

Seed School Conference Berth Type RPI[4] Record
Albany America East At-large 19 14-4
5 Boston College ACC At-large 6 15-3
Bryant NEC Automatic 49 14-4
3 Duke ACC At-large 5 14-4
Fairfield MAAC Automatic 30 14-4
Florida Big East Automatic 15 14-5
Jacksonville Atlantic Sun Automatic 17 17-2
James Madison CAA Automatic 11 15–4
Johns Hopkins Independent At-large 14 14-3
Louisville ACC At-large 24 10-7
Loyola (MD) Patriot Automatic 12 15-4
1 Maryland Big Ten At-large 1 17-1
Massachusetts Atlantic 10 Automatic 18 18–1
2 North Carolina ACC At-large 2 15-3
8 Northwestern Big Ten At-large 9 12-6
Notre Dame ACC At-large 20 10-8
Ohio State Big Ten At-large 21 13-7
Penn Ivy At-large 16 13-4
Penn State Big Ten Automatic 8 14-4
Princeton Ivy Automatic 10 14-3
Stanford MPSF Automatic 13 15-2
6 Stony Brook America East Automatic 4 18-1
4 Syracuse ACC Automatic 3 14-7
USC MPSF At-large 22 13-5
7 Virginia ACC At-large 7 11-6
Winthrop Big South Automatic 42 17-3

BracketEdit

  First Round
May 8
Regional Campus Sites
Second Round
May 10
Regional Campus Sites
Quarterfinals
May 16–17
Campus Sites
Semifinals
May 22
PPL Park
Final
May 24
PPL Park
                                               
       
  1 Maryland 19  
    Massachusetts 8  
Massachusetts 13
Jacksonville 8  
  1 Maryland 17  
  8 Northwestern 5  
Notre Dame 13  
Ohio State 11  
  Notre Dame 11
    8 Northwestern 16  
8 Northwestern 10
Louisville 7  
  1 Maryland 10  
  4 Syracuse 8  
       
       
  5 Boston College 12
    Loyola (MD) 19  
Loyola (MD) 21
Bryant 3  
  Loyola (MD) 7
  4 Syracuse 10  
Penn 11  
Albany (NY) 10  
  Penn 10
    4 Syracuse 13  
     
       
  1 Maryland 9
  2 North Carolina 8


       
  3 Duke 17  
    USC 9  
James Madison 10
USC 13  
  3 Duke 7  
  Princeton 3  
Princeton 18  
Fairfield 8  
  Princeton 8
    6 Stony Brook 4  
     
       
  3 Duke 7
  2 North Carolina 16  
7 Virginia 18  
Winthrop 6  
  7 Virginia 11
    Penn State 13  
Penn State 14
Johns Hopkins 11  
  Penn State 8
  2 North Carolina 11  
       
       
  Florida 6
    2 North Carolina 11  
Stanford 10
Florida 15  

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Division I Women's Lacrosse Championship Results" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. Retrieved May 20, 2015.
  2. ^ "2015 Women's Lacrosse Championship Bracket". NCAA. NCAA.org. Retrieved May 20, 2015.
  3. ^ https://www.ncaa.com/news/lacrosse-women/article/2015-05-03/ncaa-division-i-womens-lacrosse-championship-selections
  4. ^ "2015 WLax Nitty Gritty Selection" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved November 17, 2017.