As expected, losing the Big Ten tournament crown did not end up hurting the Maryland women’s lacrosse team.
For the seventh consecutive year, the Terps were awarded the overall No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament and earned a bye to the second round.
Maryland (18-1) is the top seed despite falling, 16-11, to Northwestern in the Big Ten tournament final Sunday afternoon at Johns Hopkins’ Homewood Field. The school has lived up to that billing, claiming national titles as the No. 1 seed in 1999-2001, 2010, 2014, 2015 and 2017.
The Terps will meet the winner of Friday’s first-round game between 2018 NCAA champion and Colonial Athletic...