NCAA women’s lacrosse tournament bracket 2024: Schedule, TV channels, scores for college championship

Northwestern has been the team to beat all season in NCAA women’s lacrosse. Now, it’s time to see if the Wildcats can win back-to-back national championships. 

The 2024 NCAA tournament will get underway May 10, with the Wildcats (15-2) as the top overall seed. The 2023 champs aren’t a lock to repeat, though, as evidenced by the pair of losses on their resume and two close calls in the Big Ten Tournament heading into NCAAs. 

Northwestern’s top challenger figures to be 2021 champ Boston College (16-3), which will look for its second title amid an agonizing recent run in NCAAs. The Eagles have been to six consecutive championship games, losing all but one. 

B.C. enters the tournament riding high after winning the ACC Tournament and will be hoping to avenge a regular-season home loss to Northwestern when it really matters. 

The balance of power in women’s lacrosse rests squarely on the ACC-Big Ten axis, with Syracuse, Notre Dame, Michigan, and Virginia also expected to contend for the title.

Here’s how to watch all the action on the way to the national championship.

NCAA women’s lacrosse tournament bracket 2024

The 2024 NCAA women’s lacrosse tournament will feature 29 teams, with the top three seeds receiving first-round byes. There are eight nationally seeded teams overall, and they will host first- and second-round games.

National seeds

  • No. 1: Northwestern
  • No. 2: Boston College
  • No. 3: Syracuse
  • No. 4: Maryland
  • No. 5: Virginia
  • No. 6: Yale
  • No. 7: Notre Dame
  • No. 8: Penn

NCAA women’s lacrosse tournament schedule, scores

First round

Top seed Northwestern has a bye and will face the Denver-Stanford winner in the second round, while No. 2 seed Boston College will play Princeton or Drexel and No. 3 seed Syracuse awaits Stony Brook or Niagara. 

Date Game Host Time (ET) Live stream
May 10 No. 4 Maryland 17, Robert Morris 1 Maryland 12 p.m. ESPN+
May 10 No. 6 Yale 17, Binghamton  4 Yale 1 p.m. ESPN+
May 10 No. 7 Notre Dame 24, Coastal Carolina 6 Notre Dame 1 p.m. ESPN+
May 10 No. 8 Penn 16, Richmond 5 Penn 1 p.m. ESPN+
May 10 Stony Brook 19, Niagara 7 Syracuse 2 p.m. ESPN+
May 10 Penn State vs. James Madison Maryland 3 p.m. ESPN+
May 10 No. 5 Virginia vs. LIU Virginia 3 p.m. ESPN+
May 10 Johns Hopkins vs. Fairfield Yale 4 p.m. ESPN+
May 10 Michigan vs. Mercer Notre Dame 4 p.m. ESPN+
May 10 Princeton vs. Drexel Boston College 4 p.m. ESPN+
May 10 Denver vs. Stanford Northwestern 4 p.m. ESPN+
May 10 Loyola (Md.) vs. Duke Penn 4 p.m. ESPN+
May 10 Florida vs. North Carolina Virginia 6 p.m. ESPN+

Second round

Date Game Host Time (ET) Live stream
May 12 No. 2 Boston College vs. Princeton/Drexel Boston College 12 p.m. ESPN+
May 12 No. 7 Notre Dame vs. Michigan/Mercer Notre Dame 12 p.m. ESPN+
May 12 No. 4 Maryland vs. Penn State/JMU Maryland 12:30 p.m. ESPN+
May 12 No. 8 Penn vs. Loyola (Md.)/Duke Penn 1 p.m. ESPN+
May 12 No. 5 Virginia/LIU vs. Florida/North Carolina Virginia 1 p.m. ESPN+
May 12 No. 1 Northwestern vs. Denver/Stanford Northwestern 2 p.m. ESPN+
May 12 No. 3 Syracuse vs. Stony Brook Syracuse 2 p.m. ESPN+
May 12 No. 6 Yale vs. Johns Hopkins/Fairfield Yale 2:30 p.m. ESPN+

Quarterfinals

Quarterfinal games will be played at campus sites to be determined. 

Date Game Host Time (ET) Channel/Live stream
May 16 TBD vs. TBD TBD TBD ESPNU, Fubo
May 16 TBD vs. TBD TBD TBD ESPNU, Fubo
May 16 TBD vs. TBD TBD TBD ESPNU, Fubo
May 16 TBD vs. TBD TBD TBD ESPNU, Fubo

Semifinals

The NCAA women’s lacrosse tournament semifinals will be played at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C. 

Date Game Time (ET) Channel/Live stream
Fri., May 24 TBD vs. TBD 3 p.m. ESPNU, Fubo
Fri., May 24 TBD vs. TBD 5:30 p.m. ESPNU, Fubo

National championship game

The national championship game will be played at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C.

Date Game Time (ET) Channel/Live stream
Sun., May 26 Semifinal winners 12 p.m. ESPN, Fubo

NCAA women’s lacrosse tournament TV channel, live stream

  • TV channel: ESPNU, ESPN
  • Live stream: Fubo, ESPN+

The first two rounds will air exclusively on ESPN+. The quarterfinals and semifinals will air on ESPNU, and the championship game will be on ESPN. Fans can stream every game from the quarterfinals on via Fubo, which offers a free trial. 

If NCAA lacrosse games are not available to watch live in your location or if you’re traveling abroad, you can use a Virtual Private Network (VPN). VPNs provide a secure and private online connection, allowing you to bypass geographical restrictions to access your favorite streaming services from any device anywhere in the world.

NCAA lacrosse tournament tickets 2024

Tickets for both the NCAA women’s lacrosse championship are available for purchase on StubHub, using the link below. 

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