The 2018 NCAA women’s lacrosse season is down to its final four teams. Making the cut are Maryland, UNC, Boston College, and James Madison. All four teams left standing has a player that is a Tewaaraton Award finalist. The final four will take place in Stony Brook, NY over Memorial Day weekend. The semifinal games will be played on Friday, May 25 and the championship game is slated for Sunday, May 27. For a full interactive bracket click here.
NCAA Women’s Final Four Viewing Details:
TV Channel: Semifinals ESPN3 and Championship game ESPNU
Location: Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium in Stony Brook, NY
Semifinal Matchups: Maryland vs. Boston College/James Madison vs. UNC
Boston College Team Preview
Boston College heads into the national semifinals with a record of 21-1 and is out for revenge. BC lost last season in the national championship game to Maryland. Tewaaraton Award finalist Sam Apuzzo leads the Eagles with 77 goals and a total of 118 points on the season, which is good for third in the nation. Boston College will take on Maryland in the national semifinals.
James Madison Team Preview
James Madison cruises into final four weekend with a 20-1 record. JMU’s is led by Tewaaraton Award finalist Kristen Gaudian, who leads the team with 89 points. The Dukes will take on UNC in the national semifinals in a rematch of the first game of the season.
Maryland Team Preview
The defending champion Maryland Terrapins roll into championship weekend with a 20-1 record. The Terrapins have not lost since their third game of the season. Maryland is led by Tewaaraton Award finalist senior Megan Whittle, who leads the Terps with 98 points. Maryland will play Boston College in the national semifinals in a rematch of last years championship game.
North Carolina Team Preview
The Tar Heels led by senior Marie McCool head into the final four with a record of 17-3. McCool is a Tewaaraton Award finalist for the second straight season. The Tar Heels are slated to take on JMU in the national semifinals. UNC fell to James Madison in the first game of the season 15-14.