NCAA Division II Field Hockey Championship

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NCAA Division II Field Hockey Championship
NCAA logo.svg
Founded1981
Number of teams6
Current championsShippensburg (4)
Most successful club(s)Bloomsburg (13)
Television broadcastersESPNU
WebsiteNCAA.com
2018 NCAA Division II Field Hockey Championship

The NCAA Division II 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 II collegiate field hockey in the United States. The tournament was held from 1981 and 1983, discontinued from 1984 and 1991, was re-instated in 1992, and has been held every year since.[1]

Between 1984 and 1991, when the Division II tournament was not held, Division II teams competed in the NCAA Division III Field Hockey Championship.

The most successful team are the Bloomsburg Huskies, with thirteen titles. The Shippensburg Raiders are the current champions, winning their fourth national title (and third consecutive) against East Stroudsburg in 2018.[2]

Teams from Pennsylvania have historically dominated the tournament. In every year that small college championships have been conducted (AIAW: 1979 to 1981, NCAA: 1981 to 2012), one or more teams from Pennsylvania have played in either or both Division II and Division III national title games, winning 29 of 38 such games.

Format[edit]

Currently, 6 teams compete in each national championship tournament. The first round is typically played on the campus of the higher-seeded teams. The semifinal and championship rounds are held at a pre-determined site. The 2018 finals were hosted by Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Results[edit]

NCAA Division II Field Hockey Championship
Year Site
(Host Team)
Final Match
Champion Score Runner-up
1981
Details
Misenheimer, NC
(Pfeiffer)
Pfeiffer 5–3 Bentley
1982
Details
Bloomsburg, PA
(Bloomsburg)
Lock Haven 4–1 Bloomsburg
1983
Details
Lock Haven, PA
(Lock Haven)
Bloomsburg 1–0 Lock Haven
1984–1991 Not held
1992
Details
Lock Haven, PA
(Lock Haven)
Lock Haven (2) 3–1 Bloomsburg
1993
Details
Bloomsburg, PA
(Bloomsburg)
Bloomsburg (2) 2–1
(2 OTPS)
Lock Haven
1994
Details
Lock Haven, PA
(Lock Haven)
Lock Haven (3) 2–1 Bloomsburg
1995
Details
Lock Haven (4) 1–0
1996
Details
Bloomsburg (3) 1–0 Lock Haven
1997
Details
Bloomsburg, PA
(Bloomsburg)
Bloomsburg (4) 2–0 Kutztown
1998
Details
Lock Haven, PA
(Lock Haven)
Bloomsburg (5) 4–3
(OT)
Lock Haven
1999
Details
Bloomsburg, PA
(Bloomsburg)
Bloomsburg (6) 2–0 Bentley
2000
Details
Lock Haven, PA
(Lock Haven)
Lock Haven 2–0
2001
Details
Waltham, MA
(Bentley)
Bentley 4–2 East Stroudsburg
2002
Details
Lock Haven, PA
(Lock Haven)
Bloomsburg (7) 5–0 Bentley
2003
Details
Lowell, MA
(UMass Lowell)
Bloomsburg (8) 4–1 UMass Lowell
2004
Details
Bloomsburg (9) 3–2
(OT)
Bentley
2005
Details
Shippensburg, PA
(Shippensburg)
UMass Lowell 2–1
(2OT)
Bloomsburg
2006
Details
Pensacola, FL Bloomsburg (10) 2–1 Bentley
2007
Details
Lowell, MA
(UMass Lowell)
Bloomsburg (11) 5–2 UMass Lowell
2008
Details
Bloomsburg, PA
(Bloomsburg)
Bloomsburg (12) 6–2
2009
Details
North Easton, MA
(Stonehill)
Bloomsburg (13) 3–2
2010
Details
Louisville, KY
(Bellarmine)
UMass Lowell (2) 1–0 Shippensburg
2011
Details
Bloomsburg, PA
(Bloomsburg)
West Chester 2–1 UMass Lowell
2012
Details
Lowell, MA
(UMass Lowell)
West Chester (2) 5–0
2013
Details
Norfolk, VA
(Old Dominion)
Shippensburg 2–1
(OT)
LIU Post
2014
Details
Louisville, KY
(Bellarmine)
Millersville 1–0
2015
Details
Bloomsburg, PA
(Bloomsburg)
East Stroudsburg 1–0 Merrimack
2016
Details
North Easton, MA
(Stonehill)
Shippensburg (2) 2-1 LIU Post
2017
Details
Louisville, KY
(Bellarmine)
Shippensburg (3) 4–1
2018
Details
Pittsburgh, PA
(Duquesne)
Shippensburg (4) 1–0 East Stroudsburg

Champions[edit]

School Titles Years
Bloomsburg 13 1983, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
Lock Haven 5 1982, 1992, 1994, 1995, 2000
Shippensburg 4 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018
West Chester 2 2011, 2012
UMass Lowell 2 2005, 2010
East Stroudsburg 1 2015
Millersville 1 2014
Bentley 1 2001
Pfeiffer 1 1981

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Division II Field Hockey Championship Results" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. Retrieved September 11, 2015.
  2. ^ http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/w_field_hockey_champs_records/2013/d2/champ.pdf

External links[edit]