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2017 NCAA Division I Women's Lacrosse Championship

The 2017 NCAA Division I Women's Lacrosse Championship is the 36th annual single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of Division I NCAA women's college lacrosse. The semifinal and championship rounds will be played at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts from May 26–28, 2017.[1] All other rounds were played at campus sites, usually at the home field of the higher-seeded team, from May 12–21.

2017 NCAA Division I Women's
Lacrosse Championship
DatesMay 12–28, 2017
Teams26
Finals siteGillette Stadium
Foxborough, MA
ChampionsMaryland (13th title)
Runner-upBoston College (1st title game)
NCAA Division I Women's Championships
«2016 2018»

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
Albany America East At-large 20 12–5
Boston College ACC At-large 12 13–6
Bryant NEC Automatic 48 13–4
Canisius MAAC Automatic 32 15–4
Colorado MPSF At-large 9 16–3
Cornell Ivy At-large 15 12–5
Elon CAA At-large 17 13–6
3 Florida Big East Automatic 4 17–2
High Point Big South Automatic 28 15–3
Jacksonville Atlantic Sun Automatic 29 14–5
James Madison CAA Automatic 14 13–6
Louisville ACC At-large 31 11–7
1 Maryland Big Ten Automatic 2 19–0
Massachusetts Atlantic 10 Automatic 18 16–3
Navy Patriot Automatic 25 15–4
2 North Carolina ACC Automatic 1 16–2
Northwestern Big Ten At-large 10 10–9
Notre Dame ACC At-large 23 11–7
7 Penn Ivy At-large 8 13–3
4 Penn State Big Ten At-large 7 15–3
5 Princeton Ivy Automatic 3 14–3
8 Stony Brook America East Automatic 6 18–1
6 Syracuse ACC At-large 5 15–6
Towson CAA At-large 16 12–6
USC MPSF Automatic 13 16–3
Virginia ACC At-large 11 11–8

BracketEdit

  First Round
May 12
Regional Campus Sites
Second Round
May 14
Regional Campus Sites
Quarterfinals
May 20–21
Campus Sites
Semifinals
May 26
Gillette Stadium
Final
May 28
Gillette Stadium
                                               
       
  1 Maryland* 21  
    High Point 6  
Towson 15
High Point 21  
  1 Maryland 13  
  8 Stony Brook 12  
Northwestern 15  
Albany (NY) 7  
  Northwestern 9
    8 Stony Brook 13  
Bryant 6
8 Stony Brook* 21  
  1 Maryland 20  
  4 Penn State 10  
       
       
  5 Princeton* 11
    Cornell 9  
Cornell 12
Notre Dame 7  
  5 Princeton 12
  4 Penn State 14  
James Madison 12  
Louisville 6  
  James Madison 14
    4 Penn State* 19  
     
       
  1 Maryland 16
  Boston College 13


       
  3 Florida* 12  
    USC 15  
USC 13
Jacksonville 10  
  USC 14  
  Boston College 20  
Boston College 21  
Canisius 9  
  Boston College 21
    6 Syracuse* 10  
     
       
  Boston College 16
  Navy 15  
7 Penn* 10  
Navy 11  
  Navy 23
    UMass 11  
Colorado 7
UMass 13  
  Navy 16
  2 North Carolina 14  
Virginia 11  
Elon 9  
  Virginia 12
    2 North Carolina* 23  
     
  • *First and second round host.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2017 Women's Lacrosse Championship Bracket" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. Retrieved May 10, 2017.
  2. ^ "2017 WLax Nitty Selection" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved November 17, 2017.