Maryland W-Field Hockey Team Makes NCAA Tournament Field

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Though the Maryland Terrapins women’s field hockey was eliminated in the 2017 B1G Ten semi-finals, 3-2, at the hands of Penn State, the Lady Terps are one of the 18 teams playing for the 2017 NCAA Division I Women’s Field Hockey Championship.

The Terps went into the 2017 B1G Ten Tournament as the #2 seed.  In the first round, they blanked #7 seed Michigan State, 3-0.  In the semi-finals, they faced a tough Penn State Nittany Lions team that eventually got revenge for their regular season loss to Maryland when the Terps’ shot with no time left on the clock just missed the cage.

On Saturday, November 11th, Maryland (13-6) will take on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (12-7) at 2:00 PM in a second-round match-up in Durham, North Carolina at Jack Katz Stadium.  First round play gets underway on Wednesday, November 8th.

Since it’s inception in 1981, Maryland has played for the National Championship 11 times, winning the title eight of those attempts (the last title came back in 2011 when they defeated the North Carolina Tar Heels, 3-2, in overtime).

Maryland’s goal is simple:  make it to Trager Stadium in Louisville, Kentucky for the national semi-finals on Friday, November 17th.  The National Championship will be awarded on Sunday, November 19th.

Unfortunately, no division one women’s team from the state made it into the NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer Tournament and it will not be until next Monday (November 13th) when the NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Tournament field will be announced, where the Maryland men’s soccer are hoping to hear their name revealed.

Erick Seltzer

Served in the US Navy as a journalist between 2/25/1991 & 9/15/1993. My duty station was Naval Submarine Base, Bangor in Silverdale, Washington. I was one of the writers for the weekly publication, "Trident Tides." While there, I successfully started the first-ever coverage of sports on and off the base to much positive response. When it comes to sports, I either play it, watch it and/or write about it. I'm always open to suggestions and hope you enjoy what I write about. Please feel free to leave a comment here or to get in contact me with, email me @ frederick.seltzer@gmail.com. I look forward to hearing back from the readers and teams.

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