"It's always an honor to play at Stanford because of their history," said Quinnipiac Head Coach Mike Quitko. "I think the boys wanted to go to California, and I'm sure they'll put their best foot forward."
Making their fourth appearance in the NCAA Tournament, the Bobcats faced Harvard in 2004, Illinois in 2005, and Stanford in 2006. Following a three-year absence, all 10 players on the Quinnipiac roster will be making their NCAA Tournament debut this year.
Quinnipiac earned the NCAA Tournament berth with an improbable run through the Northeast Conference Tournament. The third-seeded Bobcats defeated No. 2 Fairleigh Dickinson in the semifinals and No. 1 Sacred Heart in the championship match, both by a score of 4-3, after falling to both teams in the regular season.