Women's Lacrosse to Play Johns Hopkins in NCAA Regional
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- The Navy women's lacrosse team won the 2018 Patriot League Tournament Championship to advance to the NCAA Lacrosse Regionals. The Midshipmen will travel to Loyola's Ridley Athletic Complex in Baltimore to take on Johns Hopkins on Friday, May 11.
"We are back in the NCAA Tournament," head coach Cindy Timchal said after the announcement on ncaa.com. "We are ready to play. We are excited about the opportunity we have in front of us. Our team has finals this week, but we are going to practice and be ready to go this weekend as we get ready to test ourselves against a very strong Big Ten team in Johns Hopkins."
This will be the Mids sixth appearance in the NCAA Tournament. Last season, the Midshipmen made history, becoming the first women's team from a Service Academy to advance to the NCAA Final Four in any sport. Navy fell to Boston College, 16-15 in the NCAA Semifinals at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.
In the first round of the NCAA Tournament, Navy defeated No. 7 Penn, 11-10, at Penn Park on Dunning-Cohen Champions Field in Philadelphia, Pa. With the win, the Midshipmen advanced to the second round of the Tournament for just the second time in school history. The victory over the No. 7 Quakers was the first win against a ranked opponent in Navy history. In addition, it was the second NCAA Tournament win for Navy in program history. Navy posted a 23-11 victory over UMass in the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the Mids to advance to the NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals for the first time in program history. The Mids defeated defending National Champions and No. 2 seed North Carolina, 16-14, to punch their ticket in to the first-ever Final Four appearance in school history.