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Maryland is top seed in NCAA women's lacrosse tournament for sixth year in row

Maryland is top seed in NCAA women's lacrosse tournament for sixth year in row

Defending national champion Maryland will be the No. 1 seed for the sixth straight year in the NCAA Division I women’s lacrosse tournament beginning next weekend.

Four other teams from Maryland also made the 27-team Division I field — No. 7 seed Towson, No. 8 Loyola Maryland, Navy and Johns Hopkins — when the bracket was announced Sunday night. All but Towson are in Maryland’s quarter of the bracket.

As top-eight seeds, Maryland, Towson and Loyola will host first- and second-round games Friday and Saturday. Maryland is one of six teams with a bye through to the second round.

Maryland (18-1) earned the No. 1 seed over No. 2 North Carolina (15-3). Stony Brook, which has...

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