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NCAA Division I Field Hockey Championship

The NCAA Division I Field Hockey Championship is an American intercollegiate field hockey tournament conducted by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), and determines the Division I national champion. The championship is contested exclusively by women's teams and there is no equivalent NCAA men's championship. The tournament has been held annually since 1981. The most successful team is the Old Dominion Lady Monarchs who have nine titles. The most recent championship, hosted in Louisville, Kentucky, was won by North Carolina. Division II and Division III championships are also held each year.

NCAA Division I Field Hockey Championship
NCAA logo.svg
Founded1981
Number of teams18
Current championsNorth Carolina
Most successful club(s)Old Dominion (9)
Television broadcastersESPNU
WebsiteNCAA.com
2018 NCAA Division I Field Hockey Championship

HistoryEdit

Field hockey was one of 12 women's sports added to the NCAA championship program for the 1981–82 school year, as the NCAA engaged in battle with the AIAW for sole governance of women's collegiate sports. The AIAW continued to conduct its established championship program in the same 12 (and other) sports; however, after a year of dual women's championships, the NCAA overcame the AIAW and usurped its authority and membership. The first NCAA women's national championship events were staged November 21–22, 1981, in cross country and field hockey.

The tournament originally began with six teams but has since expanded to 19; at different times a third-place game has been played as well. Under the tournament's current format, 19 teams qualify for the tournament with three play-in games. The play-in games and first two rounds are played at the home turf of the higher seeds in each matchup. The final four teams then move on to the championship rounds at a predetermined site.

Past championsEdit

NCAA Division I Field Hockey Championship[1]
Year Host City Host Stadium Final Third Place Final (Semifinalists)
Winner Score Runner-up Third Place Score Fourth Place
1981
Details
Storrs, CT Memorial Stadium Connecticut 4–1 Massachusetts Old Dominion 2–1
(2OT, PS)
Long Beach State
1982
Details
Philadelphia, PA Geasey Field Old Dominion 3–2 Connecticut Delaware 4–0 Penn State
1983
Details
Philadelphia, PA Franklin Field Old Dominion 3–1
(3 OT)
Connecticut Massachusetts 2–1
(2OT, PS)
Northwestern
1984
Details
Springfield, MA Stagg Field Old Dominion 5–1 Iowa Connecticut, Temple
1985
Details
Norfolk, VA Foreman Field Connecticut 3–2 Old Dominion Northwestern 5–0 Boston U.
1986
Details
Norfolk, VA Foreman Field Iowa 2–1
(2 OT)
New Hampshire North Carolina 4–0 Penn State
1987
Details
Chapel Hill, NC Navy Field Maryland 2–1
(OT)
North Carolina Massachusetts 3–1 Iowa
1988
Details
Philadelphia, PA Franklin Field Old Dominion 2–1 Iowa Northeastern 1–0 Penn
1989
Details
Springfield, MA Stagg Field North Carolina 2–1
(3OT, PS)
Old Dominion Northwestern 2–1 Iowa
1990
Details
Piscataway, NJ Bauer Field Old Dominion 5–0 North Carolina Iowa 1–0 Penn State
1991
Details
Villanova, PA Villanova Stadium Old Dominion 2–0 North Carolina Maryland 2–1
(OT)
Penn State
1992
Details
Richmond, VA Cary Street Field Old Dominion 4–0 Iowa North Carolina, Massachusetts
1993
Details
Piscataway, NJ Bauer Field Maryland 2–1
(2OT, PS)
North Carolina Penn State, Iowa
1994
Details
Brookline, MA Parsons Field James Madison 2–1
(2OT, PS)
North Carolina Northwestern, Iowa
1995
Details
Winston-Salem, NC Kentner Stadium[2] North Carolina 5–1 Maryland James Madison, Northeastern
1996
Details
Chestnut Hill, MA Alumni Stadium North Carolina 3–0 Princeton Old Dominion, Northeastern
1997
Details
Storrs, CT George J. Sherman Family-Sports Complex North Carolina 3–2 Old Dominion Virginia, Princeton
1998
Details
Philadelphia, PA Franklin Field Old Dominion 3–2 Princeton Connecticut, Virginia
1999
Details
Brookline, MA Parsons Field Maryland 2–1 Michigan Connecticut, Iowa
2000
Details
Norfolk, VA Foreman Field Old Dominion 3–1 North Carolina Wake Forest, Maryland
2001
Details
Kent, OH Murphy Mellis Field Michigan 2–0 Maryland Wake Forest, Princeton
2002
Details
Louisville, KY Trager Stadium[3] Wake Forest 2–0 Penn State Old Dominion, Michigan State
2003
Details
Amherst, MA Richard F. Garber Field Wake Forest 3–1 Duke Maryland, Michigan
2004
Details
Winston-Salem, NC Kentner Stadium Wake Forest 3–0 Duke Maryland, Michigan State
2005
Details
Louisville, KY Trager Stadium Maryland 1–0 Duke Old Dominion, Wake Forest
2006
Details
Winston-Salem, NC Kentner Stadium Maryland 1–0 Wake Forest Connecticut, Duke
2007
Details
College Park, MD Maryland Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex North Carolina 3–0 Penn State Connecticut, Wake Forest
2008
Details
Louisville, KY Trager Stadium Maryland 4–2 Wake Forest Iowa, Syracuse
2009
Details
Winston-Salem, NC Kentner Stadium North Carolina 3–2 Maryland Princeton, Virginia
2010
Details
College Park, MD Maryland Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex Maryland 3–2
(2OT)
North Carolina Virginia, Ohio State
2011
Details
Louisville, KY Trager Stadium Maryland 3-2
(OT)
North Carolina Connecticut, Old Dominion
2012
Details
Norfolk, VA L.R. Hill Sports Complex Princeton 3–2 North Carolina Maryland, Syracuse
2013
Details
Norfolk, VA L.R. Hill Sports Complex Connecticut 2–0 Duke North Carolina, Maryland
2014
Details
College Park, MD Maryland Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex Connecticut 1–0 Syracuse Albany, North Carolina
2015
Details
Ann Arbor, MI Ocker Field Hockey Field Syracuse 4-2 North Carolina Connecticut, Duke
2016
Details
Norfolk, VA L.R. Hill Sports Complex Delaware 3-2 North Carolina Connecticut, Princeton
2017
Details
Louisville, KY Trager Stadium Connecticut 2-1 Maryland North Carolina, Michigan
2018
Details
North Carolina 2-0 Maryland Wake Forest, Princeton
2019
Details
Winston-Salem, NC Kentner Stadium
2020
Details
Norfolk, VA L.R. Hill Sports Complex
2021
Details
Ann Arbor, MI Ocker Field Hockey Field

Tournament Records and StatisticsEdit

Team titlesEdit

 
 
Old Dominion
 
Maryland
 
North Carolina
 
Connecticut
 
Wake Forest
 
Iowa
 
James Madison
 
Michigan
 
Princeton
 
Syracuse
 
Delaware
National Championships by school
  – 9 championships,   – 8 championships,   – 7 championships
  – 5 championships,   – 3 championships,   – 1 championship
Team Number Winning years
Old Dominion 9 1982, 1983, 1984, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1998, 2000
Maryland 8 1987, 1993, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011
North Carolina 7 1989, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2007, 2009, 2018
Connecticut 5 1981, 1985, 2013, 2014, 2017
Wake Forest 3 2002, 2003, 2004
Iowa 1 1986
James Madison 1 1994
Michigan 1 2001
Princeton 1 2012
Syracuse 1 2015
Delaware 1 2016

Result by school and by yearEdit

53 teams have appeared in the NCAA Tournament in at least one year starting with 1981 (the initial year that the post-season tournament was under the auspices of the NCAA). The results for all years are shown in this table below.[4]

The code in each cell represents the furthest the team made it in the respective tournament:

  •  CH  National Champion
  •  RU  National Runner-up
  •  SF  Semifinals
  •  QF  Quarterfinals (Two teams in 1981, four teams thereafter)
  •  12 ,  16  Round of 16 (Only 12 teams, 1982-1998)
  •  •  Play-In Round (Starting 2013)
APP 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
School
North Carolina 36 QF 12 QF SF RU QF CH RU RU SF RU RU CH CH CH QF QF RU 16 16 QF 16 16 CH 16 CH RU RU RU SF SF RU RU SF CH SF
Penn State 33 SF QF 12 12 SF 12 QF 12 SF SF QF SF QF QF 12 QF QF 16 16 RU QF 16 QF RU 16 16 QF QF 16 QF 16 QF 16
Maryland 32 QF CH 12 12 SF QF CH RU QF QF QF CH SF RU QF SF SF CH CH QF CH RU CH CH SF SF QF 16 QF RU RU QF
Old Dominion 31 SF CH CH CH RU QF QF CH RU CH CH CH 12 QF QF SF RU CH QF CH QF SF QF 16 SF 16 16 QF SF QF 16
Connecticut 31 CH RU RU SF CH QF 12 12 QF QF SF SF QF 16 QF 16 QF SF SF 16 16 QF SF QF CH CH SF SF CH QF QF
Massachusetts 26 RU 12 SF 12 12 12 SF QF QF QF 12 SF QF 12 12 12 QF QF 16 16 16 16 16 QF 16 16
Iowa 24 QF QF RU QF CH SF RU SF SF QF RU SF SF QF QF SF 16 16 16 SF 16 16 16 QF
Princeton 24 12 12 QF RU SF RU QF SF QF 16 16 QF QF SF QF 16 CH QF 16 QF SF QF SF SF
Virginia 24 12 QF 12 12 12 12 QF SF SF 16 16 QF QF 16 QF SF SF QF 16 QF QF 16 16 SF
Duke 18 QF 12 16 QF RU RU RU SF 16 QF QF RU QF SF QF QF QF 16
Wake Forest 17 QF SF SF CH CH CH SF RU SF RU QF 16 QF 16 16 16 SF
Stanford 17 12 12 12 12 12 12 16 16 16 16 16 16 QF 16 16 16
Northeastern 16 SF QF QF QF 12 12 SF SF 12 12 16 QF 16 QF 16 16
Michigan 16 RU QF CH 16 SF QF QF QF 16 QF 16 QF 16 SF QF 16
Northwestern 15 QF SF QF SF QF QF QF SF QF 12 QF SF 16 QF 16
Syracuse 14 QF 12 QF SF QF QF QF SF 16 RU CH QF 16 16
Boston University 13 SF 12 QF 12 16 16 16 16 QF 16 16 16
Boston College 13 12 QF 12 QF 16 16 16 16 16 16 QF 16 SF
California 10 QF 12 12 12 12 16 16 16 16 16
New Hampshire 10 12 QF QF RU 12 12 12 16 16 16
Delaware 10 SF 12 16 16 16 16 CH 16 16
American 10 16 QF QF 16 16 16 16 16 16
James Madison 9 QF CH SF 12 16 16 16 QF 16
Michigan State 9 QF SF QF SF 16 QF QF 16 QF
Kent State 8 12 16 16 16 16 16
Richmond 8 16 16 16 16 16 16 16
Ohio State 7 12 16 16 QF 16 SF 16
Louisville 7 16 16 16 16 16 16 QF
Temple 6 QF QF SF QF QF 12
Harvard 6 12 16 16 16 16 QF
Albany 6 16 16 16 SF 16 16
Penn 5 12 12 SF QF 12
San Jose State 4 QF 12 12 12
Ball State 4 QF QF 12 QF
Miami (OH) 4 16 16
Fairfield 4 16 16
Rutgers 3 QF QF 16
Providence 3 QF QF 12
William & Mary 3 16 16 16
Ohio 3 16 16 16
Monmouth 3
Saint Joseph's (PA) 3 16 16 16
West Chester 2 12 QF
Lafayette 2 16 16
Pacific 2 12 16
Liberty 2 16
Indiana 2 QF 16
Drexel 2 QF 16
Long Beach State 1 SF
Purdue 1 QF
Chico State 1 12
Brown 1 16
Quinnipiac 1

StatisticsEdit

  • Most Goals, Game: 10
  • Most Goals, Both Teams: 13
    • Maryland (2008; Maryland–8 vs. Duke–5)
  • Goals Per Game, Tournament: 5.67
  • Fewest Goals Allowed Per Game, Tournament: 0.00
  • Penalty Corners, Game: 31

Individual recordsEdit

Year Player Goals Assists Points
2006 Michelle Kasold, Wake Forest
Lauren Crandall, Wake Forest
1
4
7
1
9
2007 Katelyn Falgowski, North Carolina
Shaun Banta, Penn State
3
3
1
1
7
2008 Hilary Moore, Wake Forest 7 2 16
2009 Katie O'Donnell, Maryland 6 6 18
2010 Katie O'Donnell, Maryland 4 4 12
2011 Kelsey Kolojejchick, North Carolina 4 2 10
2012 Charlotte Craddock, North Carolina
Kathleen Sharkey, Princeton
6
6
2
2
14
2013 Emmie Le Marchand, Duke 5 4 14

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "NCAA Division I Field Hockey Championship Results" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. Retrieved May 3, 2017.
  2. ^ http://www.wakeforestsports.com/facilities/wake-kentner-z.html
  3. ^ http://www.gocards.com/facilities/lou-facilities-marshall-center.html
  4. ^ "NCAA Field Hockey Records". NCAA. Retrieved 2019-04-04.

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