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Defending champion Maryland is top seed in NCAA women's lacrosse tournament

Defending champion Maryland is top seed in NCAA women's lacrosse tournament

Two-time defending national champion Maryland rolled to the No. 1 spot in the NCAA Division I women's lacrosse tournament field Sunday night, fresh off a Big Ten Conference championship and its 19th win in as many games.

When the 26-team field was announced Sunday night, Towson (15-3), the Colonial Athletic Association champion, and Loyola Maryland (14-5), the Patriot League winner, were in as automatic qualifiers after winning their conference titles. Johns Hopkins (10-7), an at-large selection, made it as an independent, a year before joining the Big Ten.

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