Three Big Ten teams will compete in the NCAA Field Hockey Tournament, it was announced on Sunday night. Maryland, Northwestern and Penn State earned berths to the 16-team tournament, with all three teams opening play on Saturday, Nov. 15.
The third-seeded Northwestern field hockey team claimed its first Big Ten Tournament title Sunday afternoon with a 3-1 win over top-seeded Maryland at Phyllis Ocker Field. With the victory, Northwestern (16-6, 6-2 Big Ten) earned the Big Ten’s automatic berth to the NCAA tournament.
The 2014 Big Ten Field Hockey Tournament continued Friday in Ann Arbor.
The 2014 Big Ten Field Hockey Tournament started Thursday in Ann Arbor.
The Big Ten Conference announced its 2014 field hockey All-Big Ten teams and individual award winners on Wednesday, with Maryland collecting four individual honors after winning the Big Ten Championship in its first season in the conference.
The Maryland field hockey team clinched the outright Big Ten Championship on Saturday with a 4-1 win over No. 14 Iowa.
BTN will provide extensive coverage of the 2014 Big Ten fall championships and tournaments.