Maryland clinched its third consecutive and ninth overall ACC Field Hockey Championship title on Sunday, defeating North Carolina 5-2. Katie O’Donnell earned tournament MVP honors for the second-straight year.
Despite its loss Sunday, North Carolina holds a 16-2 record all-time in the championship game.
Four Atlantic Coast Conference field hockey teams were selected to participate in the 2010 NCAA Field Hockey Championship, the NCAA announced Tuesday. Maryland, North Carolina, and Virginia earned the top three seeds and will also host the first and second rounds. Wake Forest received an at-large bid and will play in Charlottesville, Va.
The Terps, which are making their 23rd appearance in the NCAA tournament, hold a 43-16 record and have won six national titles. The Tar Heels have also won six titles and will play in their 27th tournament, where they have a 41-20 record. The Cavaliers earned their 17th trip and have posted a 10-16 mark, while the Demon Deacons are making their 12th appearance and hold a 28-8 record, including three national championships.