As the team gathered for the NCAA Women's Lacrosse Tournament Selection Show on Sunday night at head coach Angela McMahon's home, the tension in the room became increasingly palpable as the Minutewomen waited to see their name on the bracket. When UMass saw that it would be playing sixth-seed and Big East Champion Loyola, cheers erupted.
The Minutewomen, three-time defending Atlantic 10 Champions, will being making its 2nd NCAA Tournament in the last three years and the fifth overall in program history. UMass is riding a 10-game win streak and is 10-0 on the road this season.
Here is the coverage from last night's selection and other tournament related news.
Springfield Republican: UMass draws Loyola (Md.) in opening round of NCAA tournament
Daily Hampshire Gazette: UMass gets No. 8 Loyola in the first round of the NCAA Tournament
New England Lacrosse Journal: UMass women win NCAA play-in game
Daily Collegian: Minutewomen earn NCAA Tournament bid with win over Canisius
InsideLacrosse.com: Division I Women's NCAA Tournament Field Announced
LoyolaGreyHounds.com: Loyola To Host UMass Saturday In NCAA 1st Round