Maryland selected as No. 1 seed for 2013 DI Field Hockey Championship
INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA Division I Field Hockey Committee announced Sunday the field of 16 teams for the 2013 NCAA Division I Field Hockey Championship. Eleven conferences were awarded automatic qualification. The six lowest automatic-qualification teams will compete for three play-in berths. The remaining five automatic-qualification teams were placed in the bracket.
The following conferences and their representatives received automatic qualification:
America East Conference -- New Hampshire
Atlantic Coast Conference -- Maryland
Atlantic 10 Conference -- Massachusetts
Big East Conference -- UConn
Big Ten Conference -- Michigan State
Colonial Athletic Association -- Delaware
The Ivy League -- Princeton
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference -- Quinnipiac
Mid-American Conference -- Miami (Ohio)
Northern Pacific Field Hockey Conference -- Liberty
Patriot League -- American
The remaining eight teams that were selected at-large: Boston College, Duke, North Carolina, Old Dominion, Penn State, Syracuse, Virginia and Wake Forest.
Play-in games will be played on three campus sites on Wednesday. First- and second-round games will be played on four campus sites on Saturday and Sunday. Old Dominion will host the semifinals and final Nov. 22 and 24 at the L.R. Hill Complex in Norfolk, Va.