The field of 64 teams that will compete for the 41st NCAA Division 1 women's soccer championship was announced Monday afternoon by the NCAA Division 1 Women's Soccer Committee.
Thirty-one conferences were granted automatic bids for the 2022 championship, while the remaining 33 teams were selected at-large. The top 32 teams are seeded, and conference teams cannot play each other in the first or second rounds. When pairing teams, the committee follows geographic proximity parameters.
Four New England programs earned spots in the NCAA field. Two of those teams will meet each other in a first-round contest, meaning we’ll have at least one side from the region still playing when the second round arrives.