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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The NCAA Division III Women’s Lacrosse Selection Committee announced Monday morning the 46-team roster for the 2022 NCAA Division III Women’s Lacrosse Championship, and the St. Mary’s College Women’s Lacrosse Team of Maryland (12-5) will face Framingham State College (11-7) in the first round on May 14 at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) campus.

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Today’s selection marks St. Mary’s College’s ninth appearance (1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2016) at the NCAA Tournament and the first since 2016. The Seahawks own an all-time record 3-8 time in the NCAA playoffs and reached the regional final (third round) in 2002.

The program’s first-ever NCAA championship win was an 11-8 first-round win over Washington & Lee University in 1998. St. Mary’s last NCAA Tournament victory was a 16-15 first-round decision. round against FDU Florham in 2008. In 2016, the Seahawks earned a first-round bye before falling to Brockport College, 10-1, in the second round in their final NCAA Tournament appearance.

Under Freshman Head Coach Britney Morris, St. Mary’s will travel to Ewing, NJ, to face Framingham State in the first round at the College of New Jersey. This will mark the first ever meeting between the Seahawks and Framingham. Game time and ticket information will be released on Tuesday afternoon, May 10.

TCNJ (15-2), who earned a first-round bye, will face the winner of the St. Mary’s-Framingham matchup on Sunday, May 15.

The National Semifinals and Division III Finals will take place May 28-29 at Kerr Stadium in Salem, Va.

St. Mary’s earned a spot in the 2022 NCAA Division III Championship after winning the Automatic qualification (AQ) of United East Conference with a 22-4 victory over Medaille College in the conference championship game on May 7.

Framingham, who hails from the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC), is making his first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance. On a four-game winning streak, the Rams clinched MASCAC AQ with an 18-10 win over Bridgewater State University in the conference tournament championship game on May 7.

TCNJ, a member of the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC), is competing in its 36th NCAA championship and brings an NCAA postseason record of 84-23, including 12 national titles. The Lions handed Rowan University an 18-3 loss for the NJAC title and AQ on May 8.