NCAA Division III Field Hockey Championship

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NCAA Division III Field Hockey Championship
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Founded 1981
Number of teams 24
Current champions Middlebury (3)
Most successful team(s) TCNJ (11)
Television broadcasters ESPNU
Website NCAA.com
2016 NCAA Division III Field Hockey Championship

The NCAA Division III Field Hockey Championship is an annual single-elimination tournament conducted by the National Collegiate Athletic Association to determine the national champion of women's Division III collegiate field hockey in the United States. The tournament has been held every year since 1981.[1]

The tournament also included teams from Division II between 1984 and 1991 due to a lack of programs in that division; the NCAA Division II Field Hockey Championship resumed in 1992.

The most successful team is The College of New Jersey, with 11 titles. Middlebury are the current champions, defeating defending champions Messiah in the 2017 final, 4–0.[2]

Format[edit]

Currently, 24 teams compete in each national championship tournament. The first three rounds are played at campus sites on the fields of higher-seeded teams. The semifinal and championship rounds are held at a pre-determined site. The 2017 finals were hosted in Louisville, Kentucky by the University of Louisville.

Champions[edit]

NCAA Division III Field Hockey Championship
Year Site
(Host Team)
Championship Third Place Match / Semifinalists
Champion Score Runner-up Champion Score Runner-up
1981
Details
Westfield, MA
(Westfield State)
Trenton State 2–0 Franklin & Marshall Westfield State 3–2
(2OT)
Elizabethtown
1982
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Elizabethtown, PA
(Elizabethtown)
Ithaca 2–1
(2OT, PS)
Trenton State Franklin & Marshall 2–0 Denison
1983
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Ithaca, NY
(Ithaca)
Trenton State (2) 2–1 Ithaca Franklin & Marshall 1–0 Denison
1984
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Trenton, NJ
(Trenton State)
Bloomsburg 3–2 Messiah Ithaca, Trenton State
1985
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Madison, NJ
(Drew)
Trenton State (3) 1–0 Millersville Bloomsburg 4–1 Drew
1986
Details
Trenton, NJ
(Trenton State)
Salisbury State 3–2 Bloomsburg Trenton State 1–0 Bentley
1987
Details
Geneva, NY
(William Smith)
Bloomsburg (2) 1–0 William Smith Salisbury State 1–0 Southern Maine
1988
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Trenton, NJ
(Trenton State)
Trenton State (4) 3–2
(2OT, PS)
Bloomsburg Salisbury State 2–0 Cortland State
1989
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Cortland, NY
(SUNY Cortland)
Lock Haven 2–1 Trenton State Cortland State 3–2
(2OT, PS)
St. Lawrence
1990
Details
Bloomsburg, PA
(Bloomsburg)
Trenton State (5) 2–1 Bloomsburg Messiah 2–1 Lock Haven
1991
Details
Trenton, NJ
(Trenton State)
Trenton State (6) 1–0 Bloomsburg Hartwick 3–2 Lock Haven
1992
Details
William Smith 1–0 Trenton State Messiah 1–0
(2OT)
Salisbury State
1993
Details
Fredericksburg, VA
(Mary Washington)
Cortland State 1–0 Mary Washington Trenton State 1–0 Trinity (CT)
1994
Details
Grantham, PA
(Messiah)
Cortland State (2) 2–1 Trenton State Messiah 1–0
(OT)
Middlebury
1995
Details
Trenton, NJ
(College of New Jersey)
Trenton State (7) 2–1 Messiah Eastern Mennonite 3–2
(2OT)
Wellesley
1996
Details
College of New Jersey (8) 2–1 Hartwick Cortland State 3–0 Lebanon Valley
1997
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Annville, PA
(Lebanon Valley)
William Smith (2) 3–0 Cortland State Lebanon Valley and Messiah
1998
Details
Geneva, NY
(William Smith)
Middlebury 3–2
(OT)
William Smith Rowan and Trinity (CT)
1999
Details
Trenton, NJ
(College of New Jersey)
College of New Jersey (9) 4–1 Amherst Cortland State and Springfield
2000
Details
Salisbury, MD
(Salisbury)
William Smith (3) 1–0 Springfield Rowan and Salisbury
2001
Details
Springfield, MA
(Springfield)
Cortland State (3) 1–0 Messiah College of New Jersey and Skidmore
2002
Details
Rowan 1–0 Messiah College of New Jersey and Salisbury
2003
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Annville, PA
(Lebanon Valley)
Salisbury (2) 4–1 Middlebury College of New Jersey and Cortland State
2004
Details
Westfield, MA
(Westfield State)
Salisbury (3) 6–3 Middlebury Middlebury and William Smith
2005
Details
Lexington, VA
(Washington & Lee)
Salisbury (4) 1–0 Messiah Bowdoin and Ursinus
2006
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Geneva, NY
(William Smith)
Ursinus 3–2 Messiah Bowdoin and Lebanon Valley
2007
Details
Collegeville, PA
(Ursinus)
Bowdoin 4–3 Middlebury Lebanon Valley and Salisbury
2008
Details
Bowdoin (2) 3–2
(OT)
Tufts Messiah and Ursinus
2009
Details
South Hadley, MA
(Mount Holyoke)
Salisbury (5) 1–0 Messiah Tufts and Ursinus
2010
Details
Newport News, VA
(Christopher Newport)
Bowdoin (3) 2–1
(2OT, PS)
Messiah Skidmore and Urisnus
2011
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Dudley, MA
(Nichols)
College of New Jersey (10) 3–1 Middlebury Bowdoin and Ursinus
2012
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Geneva, NY
(William Smith)
Tufts 2–1 Montclair State DePauw and Mary Washington
2013
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Norfolk, VA
(Old Dominion)
Bowdoin (4) 1–0 Salisbury Christopher Newport and Skidmore
2014
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Lexington, VA
(Washington & Lee)
College of New Jersey (11) 2–0 Bowdoin Middlebury and Salisbury
2015
Details
Middlebury (2) 1–0 Bowdoin TCNJ and Ursinus
2016
Details
Geneva, NY
(William Smith)
Messiah 2–1
(2OT, PS)
Tufts Babson and Salisbury
2017
Details
Louisville, KY
(Louisville)
Middlebury (3) 4–0 Messiah Franklin & Marshall and TCNJ

Summary[edit]

Rank Team Titles Years
1 TCNJ (Trenton State) 11 1981, 1983, 1985, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2011, 2014
2 Salisbury (Salisbury State) 5 1986, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2009
3 Bowdoin 4 2007, 2008, 2010, 2013
4 Middlebury 3 1998, 2015, 2017
SUNY Cortland 1993, 1994, 2001
William Smith 1992, 1997, 2000
5 Bloomsburg 2 1984, 1987
6 Messiah 1 2016
Tufts 2012
Ursinus 2006
Rowan (Glassboro State) 2002
Lock Haven 1989
Ithaca 1982

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