The month of May means a few things. The weather warms up, the unofficial start to summer approaches, and school is winding down for some.
But it also means the second season of college lacrosse is here. Yes, the playoffs. No more recovering from losses the following week, because if you lose, your season is done.
The NCAA unveiled the tournament brackets for Divisions I, II, and III on the men’s and women’s side Sunday night. We had a live College Crossecast reacting to the unveiling of the men’s Division I bracket.
But as for the other divisions, as well as our good friends from the MCLA, they don’t get a ton of love. But we hope to give them as much love as possible this month.
Here’s all of the notable playoff tournament brackets!
NCAA Men’s Division I
NCAA Men’s Division II
After missing out last season, Limestone is back as the top seed in the south region and the only undefeated in the Division II Tournament.
Le Moyne is the top seed in the north region. Defending national champion Merrimack is the sixth and final seed in the north and take on Mercyhurst. Merrimack, along with LIU Post (who did not make it to the tournament), will transition to Division I next season.
NCAA Men’s Division III
The first round games happened yesterday with John Carroll and SUNY Maritime winning in overtime. The second round games occur today.
NCAA Women’s Division I
Yesterday, Jacksonville and Wagner won their two opening round games to advance to the first round. Those games happen on Friday.
NCAA Women’s Division II
NCAA Women’s Division III
We won’t know teams in this tournament until next weekend.
MCLA Division I
MCLA Division II
The semifinals in both Division I and II will be held Thursday.
WCLA Division I
The WCLA has multiple brackets involved. Winners keep playing in the championship bracket, while the losers keep playing in a consolation bracket.
WCLA Division II
In Division II, there’s four groups with three teams each that play each other in pool play. The winners of each pool move on to the national championship, while the other teams play in a consolation bracket.