NCAA Division II Field Hockey Championship

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NCAA Division II Field Hockey Championship
NCAA logo.svg
Founded 1981
Number of teams 6
Current champions East Stroudsburg (1)
Most successful club(s) Bloomsburg (13)
Television broadcasters ESPNU
Website NCAA.com
2015 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 East Stroudsburg Warriors are the current champions, winning the 2015 title against Merrimack.[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 2014 finals were hosted by the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky.

Results[edit]

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

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
West Chester 2 2011, 2012
UMass Lowell 2 2005, 2010
East Stroudsburg 1 2015
Millersville 1 2014
Shippensburg 1 2013
Bentley 1 2001
Pfeiffer 1 1981

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