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Princeton Faces Maryland in NCAA Women's Lacrosse Quarterfinal Match

Complete Women's Lacrosse Weekly Release

PRINCETON, N.J. -- Unseeded Princeton kept its postseason run alive with an 11-10 win over eighth-seeded James Madison in NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championship first round action on Saturday, May 14 at the JMU Lacrosse Complex in Harrisonburg, Va.

The Tigers, now riding a five-game win streak, advance to the quarterfinals and will face the top seed and defending national champion Maryland at the Terps’ Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex in College Park, Md.

Dartmouth and Penn rounded out the trio of Ivy squads competing in the NCAA Championship, but each dropped their first round matches. The Big Green fell 10-7 to seventh-seed and undefeated Albany, while the Quakers dropped a 12-9 decision to fifth-seed Duke.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
Saturday, May 21
NCAA Championship Quarterfinals
Princeton vs. (1) Maryland, Noon
    Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex
    College Park, Md.

NCAA Championship seed in parenthases


IVIES IN THE NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP
• Since 1982, six Ivy League schools have been represented in the NCAA Championship*
    Cornell — 3, (2001, 02, 06)
    Dartmouth — 12 (1983, 93, 95, 98, 99, 2000, 01, 03, 04, 05, 06, 11)
    Harvard — 9 (1983, 84, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94)
    Penn — 7 (1983, 84, 2007, 08, 09, 10, 11)
    Princeton — 20 (1983, 89, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 98, 99, 2000, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 11)
    Yale — 3 (1984, 2003, 07)

* Before 2001, this championship was a national collegiate championship

IVIES IN THE NCAA QUARTERFINALS
• Since the NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championship moved to a 16-team, no-bye format in 2001, the Ivy
    League has had at least one team reach the quarterfinal round of play every year.
• Six of those years (2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009), multiple Ivies won their first round games and
    advanced to the quarterfinal round.
• Princeton has advanced to the quarterfinals nine times since 2001 -- reaching that round of play each year
    it has earned a bid in the field of 16.

IVY LEAGUE NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
Two Ivy League programs have earned collegiate women’s lacrosse top honors, as both Harvard and Princeton have been crowned national champions. Harvard is a one-time champion (1990) while Princeton has won the title three times (1994, 2002, 2003). The NCAA officially began sponsorship of the Division I Women’s Lacrosse Championship in 2001. From 1982 through 2000 the championship was a national collegiate championship.

WELL REPRESENTED IN THE NCAA’S
• There have been 20 championships in which multiple Ivy League teams have been represented in the
    NCAA Championship field.
• 2011 marked the sixth time that at least three teams have advanced to the NCAA Championship and the
    fourth since the Championship moved to a 16-team, no-bye format in 2001. This previously occurred in
    2007 (Penn, Princeton, Yale), 2006 (Cornell, Dartmouth, Princeton), 2003 (Dartmouth, Princeton, Yale).
• 1983 marks the lone year that four teams earned selection into the Championship (Dartmouth, Harvard,
    Penn and Princeton).