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UConn Earns the No. 1 Seed In The NCAA Tournament

Nov. 5, 2017


STORRS, Conn. –
The University of Connecticut field hockey team has been selected as the No. 1 overall seed of the 2017 NCAA Division I Field Hockey Championship, as announced by the NCAA on Sunday.

The Huskies (19-0) will play their opening round game against the winner of the play-in game between MAAC Champions Fairfield and Patriot League Champions Boston University at the Sherman-Family Complex in Storrs on Saturday, November 11 at 11:30 a.m. ET.

Defending national champions Delaware will challenge Penn State in Saturday’s other first-round game set to begin at 2 p.m. ET following the conclusion of the UConn and Fairfield/ Boston University matchup.

The winners of Saturday’s games will advance to the second-round contest on Sunday, Nov. 12 at 2 p.m., also at the Sherman-Family Complex in Storrs.

Tickets for the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament can be purchased at the field one hour prior to the start of each game- $3 for children under 18 years of age and $5 for adults. UConn students will recieve free admission with a valid UConn ID.



The winner of the second round tilt will advance to the NCAA Final Four, which will be played in Louisville, Ky. The University of Louisville will host the semifinals and final on Friday, Nov. 17, and Sunday, Nov. 19, at Trager Stadium in Louisville, Kentucky.

Connecticut has qualified for the NCAAs in 15 consecutive seasons, including back-to-back national titles in 2013 and 2014.

The team will enter as the No. 1 overall seed as they seek the programs’15th NCAA Final Four appearance and fifth national title.

Head Coach Nancy Stevens, the NCAA’s leader in wins with 658, has guided the Huskies to 21 NCAA tournament appearances, nine Final Fours and two national championships.

UConn earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament by virtue of winning its sixth-straight BIG EAST Conference Championship.