NAIA released the 2017 Women's Lacrosse National Invitational schedule and bracket on Sunday. The event takes place at Sirrine Stadium in Greenville, South Carolina, May 4-6.
This year's field consists of four automatic qualifiers and four at-large berths. Automatic qualification is given to conference regular-season champions, tournament champions or the highest ranked team depending on the league. At-large teams were determined using the final regular-season Coaches' Top 10 Poll released today. The poll can be found here.
Six of the eight qualifying teams – Davenport, Georgetown (Ky.), Indiana Tech, Lawrence Tech, SCAD Savannah and Tennessee Wesleyan – also participated in 2016.
The NAIA Network – the association's official video streaming home – will broadcast all games at the 2017 NAIA Men's and Women's Lacrosse National Invitational. The video platform, powered by Stretch Internet, allows users access to live video, statistics, and social interaction on a number of devices, including mobile. Single day passes can be purchased for $4.95, while an all-tournament package is available for $9.95.