CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia field hockey team (13-7) will face Iowa (11-7) in the opening round of the 2022 NCAA Field Hockey Championship on Friday, Nov. 11 at 3:30 p.m. ET at Lakeside Field in Evanston, Ill.

No. 2 seed Northwestern (17-4) will face Miami University (14-7) at 1 p.m. on Friday. The winners of the two Friday games will play on Sunday (Nov. 13) at 2 p.m.

The Cavaliers are ranked No. 5 in the latest NFHCA Coaches’ Poll, and the Hawkeyes are No. 11.


  • The game will stream online on B1G+ (no subscription required)
  • Live stats be available
  • Tickets can be purchased in advance online through the Northwestern ticket office (CLICK HERE)
  • Parking is available in the garage near the field. The price for parking is $9


  • The Cavaliers were one of eight teams to earn an at-large bid to the NCAA Championship
  • This is the 26th trip to NCAA Championship for the Cavaliers and their 14th in head coach Michele Madison’s 17 seasons at Virginia. It is their seventh trip to the Championship in the last eight seasons
  • Virginia has advanced to the NCAA Semifinals five times, making back-to-back trips in 1997 and 1998 and again in 2009 and 2010, as well as 2019. Virginia also advanced to the AIAW semifinals in 1978
  • Virginia is No. 1 in strength of schedule this season, having played all but two of the teams in the final regular-season top-10 (Michigan and Princeton)
  • After playing Iowa, UVA will have played all but two of the top-13 teams
  • The Cavaliers come into the game after advancing to the ACC Championship game for the second-straight year, only to suffer a one-goal loss to North Carolina in the final, as they also did in 2021
  • Senior Laura Janssen scored her team-leading 11th goal against North Carolina
  • Junior Meghen Hengerer had three assists in the ACC Championship
  • Annie McDonough, Adele Iacobucci and Taryn Tkachuk were named to the All-ACC Tournament Team
  • Tkachuk scored the game-winning goal in the ACC quarterfinal against Louisville and the game-tying goal with 1:35 remaining in the ACC Semifinal against Wake Forest
  • McDonough had a goal and an assist against Wake Forest and a goal against North Carolina. She has scored all three of her goals this season in the last five games
  • Iacobucci scored the game-winning overtime goal against Wake Forest. She has three goals this season, all three of which have been game-winners
  • Freshman goalkeeper Jet Trimborn made a career-high seven saves against North Carolina. She picked up her fifth shutout of the season in the quarterfinals against Louisville
  • Trimborn is 10-4 with a 1.19 goals-against average and a .702 save percentage
  • Freshman Caroline Nemec had her first assist of the year on the game-winning goal against Louisville


  • The Cavaliers are ranked No. 5 in the latest NFHCA Coaches’ Poll, and the Hawkeyes are No. 9
  • Iowa is coming off a 3-0 loss against Michigan in the Big Ten Quarterfinals
  • Goalkeeper Grace McGuire is ranked seventh in the country with a 1.01 goals-against average and a .790 save percentage
  • Annika Herbine leads the team with 23 points on eight goals and seven assists
  • Alex Wesneski has a team-high 11 goals
  • Michele Madison began her coaching career as an assistant at Iowa for seven seasons (1982-89). During that span, the Hawkeyes advanced to the Final Four four times and captured their only NCAA championship title in 1986
  • Iowa associate head coach Michael Boal was on Madison’s staff at Virginia in 2011 and 2012
  • The two teams are 3-3 all-time. Iowa won the last meeting, 4-3, in 2014


  • North Carolina, Maryland and Michigan will serve as the other three host sites for the first- and second-round games
  • The winner of each site will advance to the NCAA semifinals on Nov. 18 at UConn’s Sherman Complex in Storrs, Conn. The NCAA Championship game will take place on Nov. 20 at that same location