Maryland (12-3) earned the top seed in the 2018 NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Tournament, as announced Sunday night on ESPNU. The Terps will host the winner of Wednesday’s play-in game between Canisius (MAAC AQ, 8-8) and Robert Morris (NEC AQ, 12-4).
As for the ever-shrinking bubble, Villanova (10-5) made the cut over teams like Ohio State, Rutgers and Bucknell.
Albany (14-2) is the No. 2 seed and will face Richmond (SoCon AQ, 11-5) in the NCAA First Round.
The top eight seeds will host their NCAA First Round games. After Maryland and Albany, they include: No. 3 Yale, No. 4 Duke, No. 5 Johns Hopkins, No. 6 Loyola, No. 7 Notre Dame and No. 8 Syracuse.
The First Round and Quarterfinals will be on ESPNU, and the Semifinals and Championship will be on ESPN2. Maryland feeds into the Annapolis Quarterfinal bracket, while Albany feeds into the Long Island bracket.
Robert Morris at Canisius — Wednesday, May 9
First Round (Navy Bracket)
No. 1 Maryland vs. Canisius/RMU Winner — noon, Sunday, May 13
No. 8 Syracuse vs. Cornell — 7:15 p.m., Sunday, May 13
No. 5 Johns Hopkins vs. Georgetown — 5 p.m., Sunday, May 13
No. 4 Duke vs. Villanova — 2:15 p.m., Saturday, May 13
First Round (Hofstra Bracket)
No. 3 Yale vs. UMass — noon, Saturday, May 12
No. 6 Loyola vs. Virginia — 7:15 p.m., Saturday, May 12
No. 7 Notre Dame vs. Denver — 2:15 p.m., Sunday, May 13
No. 2 Albany vs. Richmond — 5 p.m., Saturday, May 12
Noon & 2:30 p.m., Saturday, May 19 at James M. Shuart Stadium in Hempstead, N.Y.
Noon & 2:30 p.m., Sunday, May 20 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md.
Noon & 2:30 p.m., Saturday, May 26 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.
1 p.m., Monday, May 30 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.