The field of 64 teams, which will compete for the 42nd NCAA Division 1 women's soccer championship, was announced on Monday by the NCAA Division 1 Women's Soccer Committee.
Thirty-one conferences were granted automatic bids for the 2023 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.
Six New England programs earned spots in the NCAA field, including America East champion Maine which will be appearing in the NCAA tourney for the first time in program history. The Black Bears will face fellow New England program Harvard in the first round. The Crimson won the first-ever Ivy League tournament to clinch an automatic bid.