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2016 NCAA Division I Women's Lacrosse Championship

The 2016 NCAA Division I Women's Lacrosse Championship was the 35th annual single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of Division I NCAA women's college lacrosse. The semifinal and championship rounds were played at Talen Energy Stadium (the home of Major League Soccer's Philadelphia Union) in Chester, Pennsylvania from May 27–29, 2016.[1] All other rounds were played at campus sites, usually at the home field of the higher-seeded team, from May 13–22.

2016 NCAA Division I Women's
Lacrosse Championship
DatesMay 13–29, 2016
Teams26
Finals siteTalen Energy Stadium
Chester, PA
ChampionsNorth Carolina (2nd title)
Runner-upMaryland (19th title game)
MOPAly Messinger, North Carolina
NCAA Division I Women's Championships
«2015 2017»

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.

SeedsEdit

TeamsEdit

Seed School Conference Berth type RPI[2] Record
Boston College ACC At-large 20 10–8
Canisus MAAC Automatic 33 13–6
8 Cornell Ivy Automatic 12 13–4
Duke ACC At-large 18 10–8
2 Florida Big East Automatic 3 18–1
James Madison CAA At-large 22 10–9
Johns Hopkins Independent At-large 24 10–7
Louisville ACC At-large 16 12–5
Loyola (MD) Patriot Automatic 14 14–5
1 Maryland Big Ten Automatic 1 19–0
Massachusetts Atlantic 10 Automatic 19 18–1
3 North Carolina ACC Automatic 2 16–2
Northwestern Big Ten At-large 10 10–9
6 Notre Dame ACC At-large 7 13–6
Old Dominion Atlantic Sun Automatic 35 16–3
7 Penn Ivy At-large 8 13–4
Penn State Big Ten At-large 15 11–6
Princeton Ivy At-large 9 11–5
Stanford MPSF At-large 13 14–4
Stony Brook America East Automatic 11 16–3
4 Syracuse ACC At-large 4 17–5
Towson CAA Automatic 5 15–3
5 USC MPSF Automatic 6 19–0
Virginia ACC At-large 17 9–8
Wagner NEC Automatic 58 10–8
Winthrop Big South Automatic 25 20–2

BracketEdit

  First Round
May 13
Regional Campus Sites
Second Round
May 15
Regional Campus Sites
Quarterfinals
May 21–22
Campus Sites
Semifinals
May 27
Talen Energy Stadium
Final
May 29
Talen Energy Stadium
                                               
       
  1 Maryland* 14  
    Johns Hopkins 8  
Virginia 10
Johns Hopkins 12  
  1 Maryland 18  
  Massachusetts 3  
Princeton 12  
Massachusetts 13^  
  Massachusetts 7
    8 Cornell 6  
Canisius 11
8 Cornell* 15  
  1 Maryland 19  
  4 Syracuse 9  
       
       
  5 USC* 14
    Stanford 8  
Stanford 9
James Madison 8  
  5 USC 11
  4 Syracuse 12  
Stony Brook 11  
Boston College 9  
  Stony Brook 6
    4 Syracuse* 7  
     
       
  1 Maryland 7
  3 North Carolina 13


       
  3 North Carolina* 15  
    Duke 10  
Loyola (MD) 8
Duke 14  
  3 North Carolina 10  
  6 Notre Dame 6  
Northwestern 15  
Louisville 5  
  Northwestern 3
    6 Notre Dame* 15  
     
       
  3 North Carolina 12
  Penn state 11  
7 Penn* 17  
Wagner 7  
  7 Penn 12
    Towson 4  
Towson 16
Old Dominion 5  
  7 Penn 4
  Penn State 8  
Penn State 16  
Winthrop 6  
  Penn State 14
    2 Florida* 13  
     

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2016 Women's Lacrosse Championship Bracket" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. Retrieved May 9, 2016.
  2. ^ "WLAX Nitty Gritty" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved November 17, 2017.