INDIANAPOLIS – The field of 42 teams has been set for the 2019 NCAA Division III Women's Lacrosse Tournament, and the No. 6 Salisbury University women's lacrosse team will host opening-weekend action at Sea Gull Stadium. Lebanon Valley College and United States Merchant Marine Academy will play a first-round game on Saturday, May 11, with the winner facing Salisbury on Sunday, May 12 in the second round.
The Sea Gulls (16-3) earned an at-large bid into the tournament, where they will be appearing in their 20th NCAA tournament while seeking to advance to championship weekend for the 12th time in program history.
Lebanon Valley (11-7) enters the tournament after defeating Stevenson University 10-5 in the MAC Commonwealth championship game. If the Dutchmen were to advance to the second round to face the Sea Gulls, it would be the first-ever meeting.
Merchant Marine (17-0) earned the automatic bid out of the Skyline Conference, defeating Farmingdale State 22-5 in the championship game. The Mariners return to Salisbury after falling to Meredith College in the first round of the NCAA tournament last season. This would also be the first meeting between the two teams if the Mariners were to advance to the second round against the Sea Gulls.
Salisbury's road to Ashland, Virginia will begin on Sunday, May 12 when it will host the winner of Lebanon Valley and Merchant Marine. The first and second-round games are scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.
To view the NCAA women's lacrosse tournament bracket in its entirety, click here.