Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 5/7/17
From Press Release
The NCAA Division III Men’s Lacrosse Committee has selected the teams that will compete in the 2017 NCAA Division III Men’s Lacrosse Championship.
Cabrini – the PSAC champion – will host Colorado College on Wednesday and meet the Franklin & Marshall/Elizabethtown winner if it wins, on Saturday.
The championship provides for a 34-team tournament. Automatic qualification (AQ) is granted to 24 conference champions, which form “Pool A.” Three teams are selected from true independents and schools from conferences that do not have an automatic bid for their champions (Pool B). The remaining seven teams are selected from those teams in conferences with automatic bids that did not win their conference’s AQ and the remaining Pool B institutions (Pool C). The teams are geographically paired, whenever possible.
Except for the championship game, all games will be played on the campus of one of the competing teams. First-round competition will be held on Tuesday, May 9 with the winners advancing to play in the second round on Wednesday, May 10. The 16 remaining teams will play in the third round on Saturday, May 13. The quarterfinals will take place on Wednesday, May 17 and the semifinals will be played Sunday, May 21.
This year’s finalists will advance to Foxborough, Massachusetts, for the championship game at Gillette Stadium, which will be played at 5 p.m. ET on Sunday, May 28, and shown via web stream on NCAA.com. That game will be preceded by the Division II championship at 2 p.m. ET, which can also be seen on NCAA.com. The Division I semifinals and championship are Saturday, May 27 and Monday, May 29 at the same site.
NORTH REGION — Automatic Qualifiers: CONFERENCE SCHOOL
Commonwealth Coast Conference Endicott (10-7)
Empire 8 Nazareth (11-8)
Great Northeast Athletic Conference Lasell (13-3)
Liberty League RIT (16-2)
Little East Conference Keene State (14-3)
NESCAC Wesleyan (CT) (17-1)
NEWMAC Lacrosse League Springfield (12-4)
North Atlantic Conference New England College (13-5)
North Eastern Athletic Conference Morrisville State (10-5)
Skyline Conference Montclair State (11-7)
State University of New York Athletic Conference Plattsburgh State (12-5)
SOUTH REGION — Automatic Qualifiers: CONFERENCE SCHOOL
Capital Athletic Conference Salisbury (17-1)
Centennial Conference Franklin & Marshall (15-2)
Colonial States Athletic Conference Cabrini (15-3)
Landmark Conference Elizabethtown (14-3)
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Albion (15-3)
Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth Stevenson (13-5)
Middle Atlantic Conference Freedom Misericordia (12-3)
Midwest Lacrosse Conference Aurora (18-2)
North Coast Athletic Conference Denison (15-1)
Ohio Athletic Conference John Carroll (12-4)
Ohio River Men’s Lacrosse Conference Transylvania (13-3)
Old Dominion Athletic Conference Hampden-Sydney (15-5)
Southern Athletic Association Sewanee (10-6)
POOL B SELECTIONS
Colorado College (10-5)
Illinois Wesleyan (15-3)
POOL C SELECTIONS
St. Lawrence (15-2)
SUNY Cortland (15-2)
York (PA) (16-3)