Division III Weekend College Games: Conference Tournaments

Nov. 02, 2016, 1:23 p.m. (ET)

With post-season conference tournaments taking place, USA Field Hockey is highlighting each conference in Division I, II and III.

DIVISION III CONFERENCE TOURNAMENTS: 


Colonial State Athletic Conference
Host: Highest Seed | November 2 & 5, 2016

Gwynedd Mercy University
CSAC Rank: No. 1
Overall Record: 12-5
CSAC Record: 7-0

Cabrini College
CSAC Rank: No. 2
Overall Record: 10-7
CSAC Record: 6-1

Marywood University
CSAC Rank: No. 3
Overall Record: 12-6
CSAC Record: 5-2

Keystone College
CSAC Rank: No. 4
Overall Record: 6-10
CSAC Record: 3-4

Neumann University
CSAC Rank: No. 5
Overall Record: 10-7
CSAC Record: 3-4

Immaculata University
ACC Rank: No. 6
Overall Record: 7-12
ACC Record: 3-4
 
Cedar Crest College
CSAC Rank: No. 7
Overall Record: 7-12
CSAC Record: 3-4
 
Notre Dame of Maryland University
CSAC Rank: No. 8
Overall Record: 1-13
CSAC Record: 0-7
       

The CSAC tournament will start Wednesday with both Semifinal match-ups. In the first Semifinal game No. 2 Cabrini will host No. 3 Marywood. In the teams' earlier meeting in October, Cabrini defeated the Pacers by a 3-1 score. In the second game, No. 1 Gwynedd Mercy hosts No. 4 Keystone. The Griffins defeated Keystone 2-1 back on October 22 although Keystone took an early 1-0 lead. For the last six seasons, it has been Cabrini and Gwynedd Mercy in the title game. Cabrini won last year’s CSAC title game, snapping Gwynedd’s four-year region. Marywood last appeared in the title bout in 1998 and Keystone will be looking for the program’s first ever title game appearance.


 Wednesday, November 2, 2016 | Quarterfinals
 Time  Teams  Score
 4:30 p.m. EST  No. 2 Cabrini vs No. 3 Marywood  Cabrini 3, Marywood 0
 6:00 p.m. EST  No. 1 Gwynedd Mercy vs No. 4 Keystone  Gwynedd 8, Keystone 2
     
 Saturday, November 5, 2016 | Final
 Time  Teams   Score
 1:00 p.m. EST  No. 1 Gwynedd Mercy vs No. 2 Cabrini  Gwynedd 1, Cabrini 2


Capital Athletic Conference
Host: Highest Seed | October 30, November 2 & 5, 2016

Salisbury College
CAC Rank: No. 1
Overall Record: 14-1
CAC Record: 6-0

Christopher Newport University
CAC Rank: No. 2
Overall Record: 14-4
CAC Record: 4-2
 
York College (Pa.)
CAC Rank: No. 3
Overall Record: 13-5
CAC Record: 4-2
 
Mary Washington University
CAC Rank: No. 4
Overall Record: 11-5
CAC Record: 4-2
 
St. Mary's College (Md.)
CAC Rank: No. 5
Overall Record: 5-12
CAC Record: 2-4

Welsey College
CAC Rank: No. 6
Overall Record: 5-15
CAC Record: 1-5

Frostburg State University
CAC Rank: No. 7
Overall Record: 5-13
CAC Record: 0-6


       

Having started the CAC tournament on Sunday, October 30, No. 4 York blanked No. 5 St. Mary’s 3-0 to advance to the Semifinal Round. With the win, York advanced to the CAC Semifinals for the third straight year where they will meet No. 1 Salisbury today. No. 2 CNU will host No. 3 Mary Washington in the other Semifinal match-up. Salibsury will look to make it a four-peat for CAC titles as they have won since 2013.


 Sunday, October 30, 2016 | Quarterfinals
 Time  Teams  Score
 10:00 a.m. EST  No. 4 York vs No. 5 St. Mary's  York 3, St. Mary's 0
     
 Wednesday, November 2, 2016 | Semifinals
 Time  Teams  Score
 6:00 p.m. EST  No. 1 Salisbury vs No. 4 York  Salisbury 5, York 0
 6:00 p.m. EST  No. 2 CNU vs No. 3 Mary Washington  CNU 2, MW 3 (OT)
     
 Sunday, November 6, 2016 | Final
 Time  Teams  Score
 6:00 p.m. EST  No. 1 Salisbury vs No. 3 Mary Washington  Salisbury 8, M&W 0


Centennial Conference
Host: Highest Seed | November 2, 5 & 6, 2016

Ursinus College
CC Rank: No. 1
Overall Record: 14-4
CC Record: 9-1

Muhlenberg College
CC Rank: No. 2
Overall Record: 15-2
CC Record: 9-1

Franklin & Marshall College
CC Rank: No. 3
Overall Record: 13-3
CC Record: 9-1

Dickinson College
CC Rank: No. 4
Overall Record: 11-6
CC Record: 6-4

Haverford College
CC Rank: No. 5
Overall Record: 10-7
CC Record: 6-4

Gettysburg College
CC Rank: No. 6
Overall Record: 7-8
CC Record: 5-5
 
McDaniel College
CC Rank: No. 7
Overall Record: 5-12
CC Record: 4-6

Johns Hopkins University
CC Rank: No. 8
Overall Record: 7-10
CC Record: 3-7

Washington College
CC Rank: No. 9
Overall Record: 6-11
CC Record: 3-7


Swarthmore College
CC Rank: No. 10
Overall Record: 6-11
CC Record: 3-7
 
Bryn Mawr College
CC Rank: No. 11
Overall Record: 1-15
CC Record: 0-10
   
       

Opening CC play will be No. 4 Dickinson against No. 5 Haverford. Being played in Carlislie, Pa. The Dickinson Red Devils went 6-2 at home this season and edged the Fords 2-1 on September 17. No. 1 Ursinus is seeking their fourth consecutive CC crown and are marking their 14th straight conference tournament appearance when they face the winner of the No.4/No.5 game. They have won 11 championships overall, and all of them have come in the last 12 years. The second Semifinal game when No. 2 Muhlenberg plays No. 3 Franklin & Marshall. During the regular season, the Mules escaped a 1-0 win over F&M but the Diplomats have legacy on their side, having reached the conference final five years running. Muhlenberg will be making their fourth straight appearance in the championship tournament but has never advanced past the Semifinals.


 Wednesday, November 2, 2016 | Quarterfinals
 Time  Teams  Score
 3:30 p.m. EST  No. 4 Dickinson vs No. 5 Haverford  Dickinson 4, Haverford 3
 
 Saturday, November 5, 2016 | Semifinals
 Time  Teams  Score
 12:00 p.m. EST  No. 1 Ursinus vs No. 4 Dickinson  Ursinus 5, Dickinson 2
 2:30 p.m. EST  No. 2 Muhlenberg vs. No. 3 Franklin & Marshall  Muhlenberg 1, F&M 4
     
 Sunday, November 6, 2016 | Final
 Time  Teams  Score
 1:00 p.m. EST  No. 1 Ursinus vs No. 3 Franklin & Marshall
 Ursinus 2, F&M 1


Commonwealth Coast Conference
Host: Highest Seed | November 2 & 5, 2016

University of New England
CCC Rank: No. 1
Overall Record: 17-3
CCC  Record: 12-0

Endicott College
CCC Rank: No. 2
Overall Record: 11-8
CCC Record: 9-3

Western New England University
CCC Rank: No. 3
Overall Record: 9-9
CCC Record: 8-4

Salve Regina University
CCC Rank: No. 4
Overall Record: 9-9
CCC Record: 5-7

Gordon College
CCC Rank: No. 5
Overall Record: 8-11
CCC Record: 5-7

Roger Williams University
CCC Rank: No. 6
Overall Record: 4-15
CCC Record: 3-9
 
Nichols College
CCC Rank: No. 7
Overall Record: 2-17
CCC Record: 0-12
 

       

University of New England won the CCC regular season title with an extremely strong showing in the conference. The Nor’easters were perfect 12-0 against CCC foes and conceded only five goals during the run. No. 1 ranked UNE claims the top seed for the fourth year in a row and seeks the program’s third straight championship. The reigning champs will host No. 4 Salve Regina today in a Semifinal game. No. 2 Endicott, the CCC runner-up the past two seasons, looks to return to the title match as it will face No. 3 Western New England in the other Semifinal game.


 Wednesday, November 2, 2016 | Semifinals
 Time  Teams  Score
 5:00 p.m. EST  No. 1 University of New England vs No. 4 Salve Regina  UNE 7, Salve Regina 1
 5:00 p.m. EST  No. 2 Endicott vs No. 3 Western New England  Endicott 2 , WNE 3
     
 Saturday, November 5, 2016 | Final
 Time  Teams  Score
 1:00 p.m. EST  No. 1 U. of New England v. No. 3 Western New England  UNE 7, WNE 0


Empire 8 Athletic Conference
Rochester, N.Y. | Host: St. John Fisher College| November 4 & 5, 2016

St. John Fisher College
E8 Rank: No. 1
Overall Record: 16-2
E8  Record: 8-0

Washington & Jefferson College
E8 Rank: No. 2
Overall Record: 14-3
E8 Record: 5-3
 
Hartwick College
E8 Rank: No. 3
Overall Record: 13-4
E8 Record: 5-3
 
Stevens Institute of Technology
E8 Rank: No. 4
Overall Record: 9-9
E8 Record: 5-3

Ithaca College
E8 Rank: No. 5
Overall Record: 8-7
E8 Record: 5-3

Utica College
E8 Rank: No. 6
Overall Record: 5-13
E8 Record: 4-4
 
Houghton College
E8 Rank: No. 7
Overall Record: 8-9
E8 Record: 3-5
 
Nazareth College
E8 Rank: No. 8
Overall Record: 3-16
E8 Record: 1-7
  Elmira College
E8 Rank: No. 9
Overall Record: 2-15
E8 Record: 0-8
   
       

No. 1 St. John Fisher College will host the 2016 E8 Conference Tournament in Rochester, N.Y. after going a perfect 8-0 in conference play. Defending champions, No. 4 Stevens will face St. John in the opening Semifinal game. The Cardinals earned a 1-0 victory over the Stevens Ducks early in October. Earning No. 2 seed after a tiebreaker decision was Washington & Jefferson and they will play No. 3 Hartwick. Both teams played to another close match of 1-0 during the regular season where W&J came out on top. 


 Friday, November 4, 2016 | Semifinals
 Time  Teams  Score
 4:00 p.m. EST  No. 1 St. John vs No. 4 Stevens  St. John 2, Stevens 1 (OT)
 6:30 p.m. EST  No. 2 Washington & Jefferson vs No. 3 Hartwick  W&J 4, Hartwick 0
     
 Saturday, November 5, 2016 | Final
 Time  Teams  Score
 4:00 p.m. EST  No. 1 St. John vs No. 2 Washington & Jefferson
 St. John 2, W&J 1


Great Northeast Athletic Conference
Host: Highest Seed | October 29, November 2 & 5, 2016

St. Joseph's (Maine) College
GNAC  Rank: No. 1
Overall Record: 11-6
GNAC Record: 5-1

Simmons College
GNAC Rank: No. 2
Overall Record: 10-7
GNAC Record: 5-1

Johnson & Wales (R.I.) University
GNAC Rank: No. 3
Overall Record: 7-11
GNAC Record: 4-2

Lasell College
GNAC Rank: No. 4
Overall Record: 12-6
GNAC Record: 2-4

Mount Ida College
GNAC Rank: No. 5
Overall Record: 19-8
GNAC Record: 2-4

Anna Maria College
GNAC Rank: No. 6
Overall Record: 7-12
GNAC Record: 2-4
 
Rivier University
GNAC Rank: No. 7
Overall Record: 4-11
GNAC Record: 1-5
 

       

GNAC Tournament play started on Saturday, October 29 with Quarterfinal play. One goal was all No. 3 Johnson & Wales University needed to move on in the GNAC playoffs. The Wildcats scored the only goal of the game in the 27th minute to beat No. 6 Anna Maria 1-0 in the Quarterfinals. JMU will face No. 2 Simmons College today. A goal with 90 seconds remaining in regulation decided the winner of the second Quarterfinal match between No. 4 Lasell and No. 5 Mount Ida. The Lasell’s earned the come-from-behind victory to secure their third win of eight one-goal decisions this season. Lasell will play No. 1 Saint Joseph’s College of Maine today.


 Saturday, October 29, 2016 | Quartefinals
 Time  Teams  Score
 12:00 p.m. EST  No. 4 Lasell vs No. 5 Mount Ida  Lasell 2, Mount Idea 1
 4:00 p.m. EST  No. 3 Johnson & Wales vs No. 6 Anna Maria  J&W 1, Anna Maria 0
     
 Wednesday, November 2, 2016 | Semifinals
 Time  Teams  Score
 7:00 p.m. EST  No. 1 Saint Joseph's vs No. 4 Lasell  St. Joe's 3, Lasell 1
 7:00 p.m. EST  No. 2 Simmons vs No. 3 Johnson & Wales  Simmons 3, J&W 0
     
 Saturday, November 5, 2016 | Final
 Time  Teams  Score
 3:00 p.m. EST  No. 1 Saint Joseph's vs No. 2 Simmons  St. Joe's 1, Simmons 0


Landmark Conference
Host: Highest Seed | November 2 & 5, 2016

Elizabethtown College
LC Rank: No. 1
Overall Record: 12-4
LC Record: 7-0

Catholic University
LC Rank: No. 2
Overall Record: 10-6
LC Record: 6-1

Susquehanna University
LC Rank: No. 3
Overall Record: 14-3
LC Record: 5-2

Goucher College
LC Rank: No. 4
Overall Record: 8-8
LC Record: 3-4

Juniata College
LC Rank: No. 5
Overall Record: 8-10
LC Record: 3-4

Drew University
LC Rank: No. 6
Overall Record: 4-13
LC Record: 2-5
 
University of Scranton
LC Rank: No. 7
Overall Record: 5-12
LC Record: 2-5


Moravian College
LC Rank: No. 8
Overall Record: 0-16
LC Record: 0-7
       

The Landmark Field Hockey Championship kicks off today with No. 1 Elizabethtown hosting No. 4 Goucher and No. 2 Catholic will welcome No. 3 Susquehanna. E-town is brimming with confidence after entering the 2016 postseason as the top seed in the Landmark for the second consecutive year. The Blue Jays went unbeaten in conference play for the first time since 1991 with a 7-0 record. The 12 wins are already the most since 2013 and give the Jays eight straight seasons under coach Brandy Michael with ten or more wins. No. 4 Goucher went 3-4 in conference play, a game better than last year, and gets to the postseason for the second time since 2007. No. 2 Catholic enter the championship tournament as the reigning champions, and has made the postseason every year since joining the conference in 2007, and will be seeking its fifth field hockey title overall. No. 3 Susquehanna enters the match with a 14-3 record this fall, and are winners of nine of their last 10 games, including a seven game winning streak.


 Wednesday, November 2, 2016 | Semifinals
 Time  Teams  Score
 3:30 p.m. EST  No. 1 Elizbethtown vs No. 4 Goucher  E-town , Goucher 1 
 7:00 p.m. EST  No. 2 Catholic vs No. 3 Susquehanna  Catholic 3, Susquehanna 4 (OT)
     
 Saturday, November 5, 2016 | Final
 Time  Teams  Score
 2:00 p.m. EST  No. 1 Elizabethtown vs No. 3 Susquehanna  E-town 1, Susquehanna 0


Liberty League Conference
Host: Highest Seed | November 2 & 5, 2016

William Smith College
LLC Rank: No. 1
Overall Record: 12-5
LLC Record: 5-1

Vassar College
LLC Rank: No. 2
Overall Record: 14-3
LLC Record: 4-2

Skidmore College
LLC Rank: No. 3
Overall Record: 13-5
LLC Record: 4-2

University of Rochester 
LLC Rank: No. 4
Overall Record: 16-3
LLC Record: 4-2

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
LLC Rank: No. 5
Overall Record: 10-7
LLC Record: 2-4

St. Lawrence University
LLC Rank: No. 6
Overall Record: 6-11
LLC Record: 1-5
 
Union College
LLC Rank: No. 7
Overall Record: 4-13
LLC Record: 1-5
 

       
Ranked No. 19 in the NFHCA Division III Coaches Poll and No. 1 in the Liberty League Conference William Smith College finished the regular season with a 12-5 overall record and 5-1 in the conference. With a 3-0 win over then No. 3 Skidmore on Oct. 23, the Herons clinched the Liberty League tournament's No. 1 seed and will have home field advantage throughout.
 
In the Semifinals, No. 1 William Smith will host Rochester at 6 p.m. today, under the lights of McCooey Field. Rochester is the tournament's No. 4 seed after posting a 16-3 overall record and a 4-2 mark in conference play. The Yellowjackets fell to the four seed after the conference tiebreakers played out. The other Semifinal will pit second seeded Vassar (14-3, 4-2) against third-seeded Skidmore (13-5, 4-2). The Brewers were awarded the No. 2 seed and Semifinal hosting rites by virtue of their head-to-head wins over Rochester and the Thoroughbreds. Skidmore beat the Yellowjackets to claim the third seed. Vassar and Skidmore will play in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., also at 6 p.m. today.

 Wednesday, November 2, 2016 | Semifinals
 Time  Teams  Score
 6:00 p.m. EST  No. 1 William Smith vs No. 4 Rochester  William Smith 1, Rochester 2
 6:00 p.m. EST  No. 2 Vassar vs No. 3 Skidmore  Vassar 1, Skidmore 3
     
 Saturday, November 5, 2016 | Final
 Time  Teams  Score
 1:00 p.m. EST  No. 3 Skidmore vs No. 4 Rochester  Skidmore 2, Rochester 1


Little East Conference
Host: Highest Seed | October 29, November 2 & 5, 2016

Keene State College
LEC Rank: No. 1
Overall Record: 18-3
LEC Record: 11-0

Worcester State University
LEC Rank: No. 2
Overall Record: 13-6
LEC Record: 9-2
 
Westfield State University
LEC Rank: No. 3
Overall Record: 11-7
LEC Record: 7-4

Fitchburg State University
LEC Rank: No. 4
Overall Record: 13-6
LEC Record: 7-4

Plymouth State University
LECRank: No. 5
Overall Record: 11-5
LEC Record: 7-4

Southern Maine University
LEC Rank: No. 6
Overall Record: 8-12
LEC Record: 6-5

Bridgewater State University
LEC Rank: No. 7
Overall Record: 11-6
LEC Record: 6-5

Eastern Connecticut State University
LEC Rank: No. 8
Overall Record: 7-10
LEC Record: 5-6
 
University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
LEC Rank: No. 9
Overall Record: 7-12
LEC Record: 4-7

Western Connecticut State University
LEC Rank: No. 10
Overall Record: 5-13
LEC Record: 2-9
 
Salem State University
LEC Rank: No. 11
Overall Record: 2-14
LEC Record: 1-10

Framingham State University
LEC Rank: No. 12
Overall Record: 2-16
LEC Record: 1-10
       
Quarterfinal played started on Saturday, October 29 for the Little East Conference narrowing the playing field to four team that will compete today. No. 1 Keene State continued their 12 game win streak when they defeated No. 8 Eastern Connecticut 4-1 in the Quarterfinals. KSC will face No. 5 Plymouth State after they defeated high ranked No. 4 Fitchburg State by a margin of 2-1. Plymouth improves to a 11-5 overall and 7-4 in conference play. KSC will look for a four-peat of the LEC Championship title.

No. 6 Southern Maine upset No. 3 Westfield State 2-1 on Saturday to advance to the Semifinals. Avenging a 1-0 loss during the regular season USM improved their record to 8-12 as Westfield dropped their third straight game to fall to 11-7 overall. USM will face No. 7 Bridgewater State who also upset No. 2 seed Worcester State 3-1. Bridgewater State pulled away with a pair of second half goals and held the Lancers scoreless the rest of the way for the victory.

 Saturday, October 29, 2016 | Quarterfinals
 Time  Teams  Score
 4:00 p.m. EST  No. 1 Keene State vs No. 8 Eastern Connecticut  Keene 4, E. Conn. 1
 4:30 p.m. EST  No. 3 Westfield State vs No. 6 Southern Maine  Westfield 1, SMU 2
 7:00 p.m. EST  No. 2 Worcester State vs No. 7 Bridgewater State  Worcester 1, Bridgewater 3
 7:30 p.m.EST  No. 4 Fitchburg State vs No. 5 Plymouth State  Fitchburg 1, Plymouth 2
     
 Wednesday, November 2, 2016 | Semifinals
 Time  Teams  Score
 2:30 p.m. EST  No. 6 Southern Maine vs No. 7 Bridgewater State  SMU 3, Bridgewater 0
 7:00 p.m. EST  No. 1 Keene State vs No. 5 Plymouth State  Keene 4, Plymouth 2
     
 Saturday, November 5, 2016 | Final
 Time  Teams  Score
 2:00 p.m. EST  No. 1 Keene State vs No. 6 Southern Maine  Keene 5, SMU 0


Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth
Host: Highest Seed | November 2 & 5, 2016

Messiah College
MACC Rank: No. 1
Overall Record: 16-1
MACC Record: 7-0

Alvernia University
MACC Rank: No. 2
Overall Record: 18-1
MACC Record: 6-1

Arcadia University
MACC Rank: No. 3
Overall Record: 6-13
MACC Record: 4-3

Lebanon Valley College
MACC Rank: No. 4
Overall Record: 11-6
MACC Record: 4-3

Albright College
MACC Rank: No. 5
Overall Record: 11-6
MACC Record: 3-4

Widener University
MACC Rank: No. 6
Overall Record: 8-8
MACC Record: 3-4
 
Stevenson University
MACC Rank: No. 7
Overall Record: 5-11
MACC Record: 1-6
 
Hood College
MACC Rank: No. 8
Overall Record: 3-13
MACC Record: 0-7
       
No. 1 Messiah cruised through the MAC Commonwealth regular season, winning all seven of their games by at least a three-goal margin, and four by a margin of at least five. Entering the MAC Commonwealth Tournament, the Falcons have won 15-straight games. They will face off against No. 4 Lebanon Valley today at 7:00 p.m. EST. The Dutchmen enjoyed a solid season, only falling in conference to the three teams seeded above them. 

The second Semifinal match-up will be between No. 2 Alvernia and No. 3 Arcadia. Alvernia earned home field advantage for the first round after winning all of their regular season games except against No. 1 Messiah. This will be their fourth time hosting postseason since joining the MAC in 2008. Arcadia got off to a rough start to the regular season, losing their first eight games, but turned it around late to go 4-3 in conference and win the tiebreaker with Lebanon Valley for the No. 3 seed. The Knights are making their fourth MAC Commonwealth postseason appearance in five years. Arcadia's last appearance was as the No. 1 seed in 2014 and they have yet to advance past the semifinal round, and is looking for its first conference tournament win since 2012. When the team's last played, Alvernia was the 4-0 winner over Arcadia back on September 24 in Reading, a game in which the Crusaders outshot the Knights 20-3.

 Wednesday, November 2, 2016 | Semifinals
 Time  Teams  Score
 5:00 p.m. EST  No. 3 Arcadia vs No. 2 Alvernia  Arcadia 1 , Alvernia 2
 7:00 p.m. EST  No. 4 Lebanon Valley vs No. 1 Messiah  Lebanon Valley 0, Messiah 4
     
 Saturday, November 5, 2016 | Final
 Time  Teams  Score
 1:00 p.m. EST  No. 1 Messiah vs No. 2 Alvernia  Messiah 7, Alvernia 1


Middle Atlantic Conference Freedom
Host: Highest Seed | November 2 & 5, 2016

Fairleigh Dickinson University, Florham
MACF Rank: No. 1
Overall Record: 13-6
MACF Record: 6-1

King's College
MACF Rank: No. 2
Overall Record: 11-6
MACF Record: 5-2

Manhattanville College
MACF Rank: No. 3
Overall Record: 11-6
MACF Record: 4-3

Wilkes University
MACF Rank: No. 4
Overall Record: 11-8
MACF Record: 4-3

Eastern University
MACF Rank: No. 5
Overall Record: 6-11
MACF Record: 3-4

Misericordia University
MACF Rank: No. 6
Overall Record: 5-13
MACF Record: 3-4
 
Delaware Valley University
MACF Rank: No. 7
Overall Record: 6-12
MACF Record:2-6
 
DeSales University
MACF Rank: No. 8
Overall Record: 6-12
MACF Record: 1-6
       
No. 1 FDU-Florham enters the home Semifinal match-up with a 13-6 overall record and winners of eight of its last nine games to end the regular season. The Devils lost just twice at home this season with their lone conference defeat coming at the hands of No. 4 Wilkes. The two will face off today at 7:00 p.m. EST and FDU-Florham will be led by the MAC Freedom Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year in Kim Davis and Erin O'Connell. For the fourth straight season, the Wilkes University will make an appearance in the MAC Freedom Semifinals. Wilkes enters the game with an 11-8 overall record and winners of three of its past five games to end the regular season.

No. 2 King's College will make it first trip to the postseason since 2012. The King's had eight straight playoff appearances from 2003-through-2012 but did not qualify for the postseason from 2013-through-2015. The Monarchs return to the playoffs in first-year head coach Martha Kerrick's rookie season at the helm after serving as the lead assistant coach for the past 15 seasons. After starting the year 3-3, No. 4 Manhattanville finished the year with eight wins in its last 11 games, including a win over reigning MAC Freedom champion Misericordia, to secure a spot in the playoffs despite being picked last in the MAC Freedom preseason poll. Manhattanville has not made the postseason since 2011 and will look earn its first postseason victory since 2005.

The first time the two teams met this season, Manhattanville came away with a 3-1 victory in its home opener. Tonight they face off at 7:00 p.m. EST in a MAC Freedom Semifinal game.

 Wednesday, November 2, 2016 | Semifinals
 Time  Teams  Score
 7:00 p.m. EST  No. 4 Wilkes vs  No. 1 FDU-Florham  Wilkes 0, FDU 4
 7:00 p.m. EST  No. 3 Manhattanville vs. No. 2 King's  Manhattanville 0, King's 3
     
 Saturday, November 5, 2016 | Final
 Time  Teams  Score
 6:00 p.m.  No. 1 FDU-Florham vs No. 2 King's  FDU 0, King's 1


New England Small College Athletic Conference
Host: Highest Seed | October 29, November 5 & 6, 2016

Tufts University
NESCAC Rank: No. 1
Overall Record: 14-2
NESCAC Record: 8-2

Trinity College
NESCAC Rank: No. 2
Overall Record: 12-4
NESCAC Record: 7-3
 
Hamilton College
NESCAC Rank: No. 3
Overall Record: 12-4
NESCAC Record: 7-3

Middlebury College
NESCAC Rank: No. 4
Overall Record: 13-3
NESCAC Record: 7-3

Bowdoin College
NESCAC Rank: No. 5
Overall Record: 11-5
NESCAC Record: 6-4

Amherst College
NESCAC Rank: No. 6
Overall Record: 11-5
NESCAC Record: 6-4

Williams College
NESCAC Rank: No. 7
Overall Record: 10-6
NESCAC Record: 5-5

Bates College
NESCAC Rank: No. 8
Overall Record: 5-13
NESCAC Record: 0-7
 
Connecticut College
NESCAC Rank: No. 9
Overall Record: 5-10
NESCAC Record: 3-7
 
Colby College
NESCAC Rank: No. 10
Overall Record: 6-9
NESCAC Record: 2-8
 
Wesleyan University
NESCAC Rank: No. 11
Overall Record: 2-13
NESCAC Record: 0-10
   
       
With NESCAC tournament play starting on Saturday, the teams were thinned as only four advanced to the Semifinals. No. 1 seeded Tufts hosted No. 8 Bates and earned a 2-0 win. No. 7 Williams College stunned No. 2 Trinity College behind sophomore forward Julia Cochran who had a game-tying assist and game-winning goal to lead Williams over Trinity 4-2. Tufts and Williams College will face each other today in a Semifinal game.

In the other Semifinal match-up, No. 3 Hamilton will play No. 4 Middlebury today at 7:00 p.m. EST. To advance, Hamilton knocked off Amherst 1-0 with a goal in the 14th minute. In their sixth straight year that these two teams met, the Middlebury and Bowdoin game was a battle. A pair of first-half goals by Middlebury held of a second-half surge by Bowdoin to move on.

 Saturday, October 29, 2016 | Quarterfinals
 Time  Teams  Score
 1:00 p.m. EST  No. 1 Tufts vs No. 8 Bates  Tufts 2, Bates 0
 1:00 p.m. EST  No. 2 Trinity vs No. 7 Williams  Trinity 2, Williams 4
 1:00 p.m. EST  No. 3 Hamilton vs No. 6 Amherst  Hamilton 1, Amherst 0
 1:00 p.m. EST  No. 4 Middlebury vs No. 5 Bowdoin  Middleburg 2, Bowdoin 0
     
 Saturday, November 5, 2016 | Semifinals
 Time  Teams  Score
 11:00 a.m. EST  No. 1 Tufts vs No. 7 Williams  Tufts 5, Williams 0
 1:30 p.m. EST  No. 3 Hamilton vs No. 4 Middlebury  Hamilton 2, Middlebury 5
     
 Sunday, November 6, 2016 | Final
 Time  Teams  Score
 12:00 p.m. EST  No. 1 Tufts vs No. 4 Middlebury
 Tufts 3, Middlebury 1


New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference
Babson Park, Mass. | Host: Highest Seed | November 1, 5 & 6, 2016

Babson College
NEWMAC Rank: No. 1
Overall Record: 17-2
NEWMAC Record: 8-0

Smith College
NEWMAC Rank: No. 2
Overall Record: 10-8
NEWMAC Record: 6-2

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
NEWMAC Rank: No. 3
Overall Record: 11-4
NEWMAC Record: 6-2

Wellesley College
NEWMAC Rank: No. 4
Overall Record: 10-7
NEWMAC Record: 5-3
 
Mount Holyoke College
NEWMAC Rank: No. 5
Overall Record: 11-6
NEWMAC Record: 5-3
 
Springfield College
NEWMAC Rank: No. 6
Overall Record: 9-19
NEWMAC Record: 2-5

Wheaton College
NEWMAC Rank: No. 7
Overall Record: 7-10
NEWMAC Record: 2-6

Worchester Polytechnic Institute
NEWMAC Rank: No. 8
Overall Record: 6-11
NEWMAC Record: 1-6
 
Clark University
NEWMAC Rank: No. 9
Overall Record: 5-13
NEWMAC Record: 0-8
   
       
After boasting an undefeated regular season in conference play, and a No. 10 national ranking, the Babson Beavers (8-0) have earned the No. 1 seed and right to host the Semifinal and championship rounds. Joining the Beavers with a first round bye is No. 2 Smith (6-2) who defeated No. 3 MIT (6-2) head-to-head in the regular season for the slot. MIT will host No. 6 Springfield (3-5) on Tuesday. In the second Quarterfinal match-up, No. 4 Wellesley (5-3) will host No. 5 Mount Holyoke (5-3). In their regular season showdown, the Blue defeated the Lyons to earn the No. 4 seed.

 Tuesday, November 1, 2016 | Quarterfinals
 Time  Teams  Score
 3:00 p.m.  No. 4 Wellesley vs No. 5 Mount Holyoke  Wellesley 1, Mt.Holyoke 2
 6:00 p.m. EST  No. 3 MIT vs No. 6 Springfield  MIT 4, Springfield 2
     
 Saturday, November 5, 2016 | Semifinals
 Time  Teams  Score
 11:00 a.m. EST  No. 1 Babson vs No. 5 Mount Holyoke  Babson 1, Mt. Holyoke 0
 2:00 p.m. EST  No. 2 Smith vs No. 3 MIT  Smith 2, MIT 3
     
 Sunday, November 6, 2016 | Final
 Time  Teams  Score
 12:30 p.m. EST  No. 1 Babson vs No. 3 MIT  Babson 1, MIT 0


New England Collegiate Conference
Host: Highest Seed | November 2 & 5, 2016

Regis (Mass.) College
NECC Rank: No. 1
Overall Record: 10-7
NECC Record: 8-2

Elms College
NECC Rank: No. 2
Overall Record: 9-9
NECC Record: 7-3
 
Wheelock College
NECC Rank: No. 3
Overall Record: 8-9
NECC Record: 7-3

 
Becker College
NECC Rank: No. 4
Overall Record: 5-15
NECC Record: 5-5

Bay Path College
NECC Rank: No. 5
Overall Record: 3-11
NECC Record: 3-7

Daniel Webster College
NECC Rank: No. 6
Overall Record: 10-15
NECC Record: 0-10
       

Regis College finishes the NECC regular season with one loss to secure the No. 1 seed for the NECC tournament. With the top seed, Regis earns the right to host the NECC Semifinals today and will face No. 4 Becker Hawks. The defending NECC Champion Hawks hope to earn their way back to the championship after a 5-5 finish this season. Regis has allowed just five goals in conference play and will rely on their strong defense and explosive offense to lead them to the title match.

The second semifinal match up will see No. 3 Wheelock travel to No. 2 Elms College for a 4:00 p.m. EST tipoff today. The two split the regular season series with the Blazers winning the first game in overtime and the Wildcats taking the second contest of the season. 


 Wednesday, November 2, 2016 | Semifinals
 Time  Teams  Score
 4:00 p.m. EST  No. 2 Elms vs No. 3 Wheelock  Elms 4, Wheelock 2
 7:00 p.m. EST  No. 1 Regis vs No. 4 Becker  Regis 2, Becker 1 (OT)
     
 Saturday, November 5, 2016 | Final
 Time  Teams  Score
 1:00 p.m. EST  No. 1 Regis vs No. 2 Elms  Regis 2, Elms 1



New Jersey Athletic Conference
Host: Highest Seed | November 2 & 5, 2016

The College of New Jersey
NJAC Rank: No. 1
Overall Record: 14-3
NJAC Record: 6-0

Montclair State University
NJAC Rank: No. 2
Overall Record: 15-4
NJAC Record: 5-1
 
Kean University
NJAC Rank: No. 3
Overall Record: 16-2
NJAC Record: 4-2
 
Rowan University
NJAC Rank: No. 4
Overall Record: 12-6
NJAC Record: 3-3

William Patterson University
NJAC Rank: No. 5
Overall Record: 8-10
NJAC Record: 2-4

Stockton University
NJAC Rank: No. 6
Overall Record: 8-9
NJAC Record: 1-5
 
Ramapo College
NJAC Rank: No. 5
Overall Record: 2-12
NJAC Record: 0-6
   
       
With another undefeated NJAC record, The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) field hockey team claimed the top seed in the upcoming NJAC Field Hockey Championship. No. 1 TCNJ will host No. 4 Rowan today in the Semifinal round and No. 2 Montclair State will host No. 3 Kean in the other Semifinal game.

TCNJ (14-3, 6-0) wrapped up its third straight undefeated record in conference play. The Lions outscored league opponents 30-5 this season and are currently riding a 10-game win streak since a nonconference setback to Salisbury on Sept. 24. 

The Montclair Red Hawks lone loss in NJAC play was to TCNJ. They have won their last six straight and nine of their last 10.

The Kean Cougars went an unprecedented 14-0 to start the season before their first setback to Montclair State. They gave top-seeded TCNJ a huge run for their money, outshooting the Lions 19-17 before losing on a heartbreaker in overtime. The Cougars finished up the regular season with a pair of 1-0 wins.

Rowan clinched the fourth and final seed with an even 3-3 record in NJAC play this season. The Profs closed out the regular season with a 5-1 win at Stockton. Earlier in the season, they were winners of eight straight.

 Wednesday, November 2, 2016 | Semifinals
 Time  Teams  Score
 7:00 p.m. EST  No. 2 Montclair State vs No. 3 Kean  MSU 1, Kean 0
 8:00 p.m. EST  No. 1 TCNJ vs No. 4 Rowan  TCNJ 3, Rowan 1
     
 Saturday, November 5, 2016 | Final
 Time  Teams  Score 
 1:00 p.m. EST  No. 1 TCNJ vs No. 2 Montclair State
 TCNJ 1, MSU 0


North Atlantic Conference & North Eastern Athletic Conference
Host: Highest Seed | October 26, 29 & 30, November 5 2016
East

University of Maine Farmington
NAC-East Rank: No. 1
Overall Record: 12-4
NAC-East Record: 4-1

Husson University
NAC-East Rank: No. 2
Overall Record: 8-7
NAC-East Record: 4-1
 
Colby-Sawyer College
NAC-East Rank: No. 3
Overall Record: 11-6
NAC-East Record: 3-2
 
Thomas (Maine) College
NAC-East Rank: No. 4
Overall Record: 4-12
NAC-East Record: 2-3

Castleton College
NAC-East Rank: No. 5
Overall Record: 6-12
NAC-East Record: 2-3

New England College
NAC-East Rank: No. 6
Overall Record: 4-13
NAC-East Record: 0-5
West
 
Wells College
NEAC Rank: No. 1
Overall Record: 5-14
NEAC Record: 2-1
 
Morrisville State College
NEAC Rank: No. 2
Overall Record: 4-13
NEAC Record: 2-1
 
Wilson College
NEAC Rank: No. 5
Overall Record: 7-9
NEAC Record: 1-2
 
Keuka College
NEAC Rank: No. 5
Overall Record: 1-15
NEAC Record: 1-2
New to the 2016-17 season, the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) became associate members of the North Atlantic Conference (NAC). Each division conducted a regular season competition before holding regional East and West rounds of the NAC Tournament. The two regional champions will square off to proclaim an overall champion.

With more teams, the east region held a Semifinal round last Wednesday. No. 1 University of Maine Farmington prevailed over No. 4 Thomas and No. 2 Husson defeated No. 3 Colby-Sawyer.

UMF went on to score with 10:45 remaining in double overtime to defeat Husson and claim the NAC East Championship on Sunday. 

No. 1 in the west region and defending champion, Wells  won the NAC West Championship with a 6-1 victory over Wilson on Saturday.

 Wednesday, October 26, 2016 |  East Semifinals
 Time  Teams  Score
 2:00 p.m. EST  No. 1 UMF vs No. 4 Thomas  UMF 4, Thomas 0
 3:30 p.m. EST  No. 2 Husson vs No. 3 Colby-Sawyer  Husson 5, Cobly-Sawyer 3
     
 Saturday, October 29, 2016 | West Final
 Time  Teams  Score
 1:00 p.m. EST  No. 1 Wells vs No. 3 Wilson  Wells 6, Wilson 1
     
 Saturday, October 30, 2016 | East Final
 Time  Teams  Score
 1:00 p.m. EST  No. 1 UMF vs. No. 2 Husson  UMF 2, Husson 1 (2OT)
     
 Saturday, November 5, 2016 | Crossover Final
 Time  Teams  Score
 1:00 p.m. EST  No. 1 UMF vs No. 1 Wells College  UMF 3, Wells 2


North Coast Athletic Conference
Host: Highest Seed | November 2 & 5, 2016
 
DePauw University
NCAC Rank: No. 1
Overall Record: 16-3
NCAC  Record: 13-1

Denison University
NCAC Rank: No. 2
Overall Record: 14-4
NCAC Record: 11-3

Kenyon College
NCAC Rank: No. 3
Overall Record: 12-6
NCAC Record: 10-4

Wittenberg University
NCAC Rank: No. 4
Overall Record: 10-8
NCAC Record: 8-6

College of Wooster
NCAC Rank: No. 5
Overall Record: 9-10
NCAC Record: 7-7

Earlham College
NCAC Rank: No. 6
Overall Record: 6-13
NCAC Record: 3-11

Ohio Wesleyan University
NCAC Rank: No. 7
Overall Record: 5-14
NCAC Record: 3-11

Oberlin College
NCAC Rank: No. 8
Overall Record: 1-17
NCAC Record: 1-14
       
The seeds and pairings are now set for the 2016 NCAC Field Hockey Tournament following the completion of the regular season schedule on Sunday, October 30th.

DePauw (13-1) earned its fourth overall NCAC regular-season crown since joining the league in 2011 and first since 2013. Wittenberg leads the league with 10 titles all-time, followed by Denison (9), Ohio Wesleyan and Wooster (8), DePauw (4), Kenyon and Oberlin (3). 

DePauw will enter the 2016 NCAC Tournament as the top seed and defending champion after defeating Kenyon, 1-0, a season ago. The Tigers will host fourth-seeded Wittenberg (8-6) in a semifinal contest at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon. DePauw earned a pair of victories over Wittenberg during the regular season, most recently defeating the Tigers, 3-1, on October 8th. The other semifinal contest will feature second-seeded Denison (11-3) hosting third-seeded Kenyon (12-6, 10-4) at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon in Granville. Denison defeated Kenyon twice during the regular season, but the Ladies have won both meetings between the two teams in the NCAC Tournament as Wednesday marks the third time the two programs have met in the tournament in the last four years. The championship match is set for Saturday at the site of the highest remaining seed to emerge from the semifinal round.

DePauw is making its fourth-straight appearance in the tournament and is the defending champions after winning its third tournament crown last year. Denison is looking for its second title in program history and is appearing in the tournament for the eighth-consecutive season and 12th time overall. Kenyon returns to the tournament for the fifth-straight time and is looking for its second tournament title in 3 years and fourth overall. Wittenberg is making its third-straight and 13th overall appearance in the tournament and is tied with a league-high three tournament titles. DePauw, Kenyon, Wooster and Wittenberg all have three tournament titles, followed by Oberlin and Denison with one apiece.


 Wednesday, November 2, 2016 | Semifinals
 Time  Teams  Score
 3:00 p.m EST  No. 1 DePauw vs No. 4 Wittenberg  DePauw 5, Witt. 2
 3:00 p.m. EST  No. 2 Denison vs No. 3 Kenyon  Denison 1, Kenyon 2
     
 Saturday, November 5, 2016 | Final
 Time  Teams  Score
 2:00 p.m. EST  No. 1 DePauw vs No. 3 Kenyon  DePauw 1, Kenyon 2 (OT)



Old Dominion Athletic Conference
Lynchburg, Va. | Host: Lynchburg | November 1, 4 & 5, 2016

Lynchburg College
ODAC Rank: No. 1
Overall Record: 8-6
ODAC Record: 6-0

Washington & Lee University
ODAC Rank: No. 2
Overall Record: 9-5
ODAC Record: 4-1

Bridgewater College
ODAC Rank: No. 3
Overall Record: 9-5
ODAC Record: 4-1

Virginia Wesleyan College
ODAC Rank: No. 4
Overall Record: 7-7
ODAC Record: 4-2

Shenandoah University
ODAC Rank: No. 5
Overall Record: 8-7
ODAC Record: 3-2

Roanoke College
ODAC Rank: No. 6
Overall Record: 9-5
ODAC Record: 3-3
 
Eastern Mennonite University
ODAC Rank: No. 7
Overall Record: 5-8
ODAC Record: 0-4

Randolph-Macon College
ODAC Rank: No. 8
Overall Record: 2-13
ODAC Record: 0-4

Sweet Briar College
ODAC Rank: No. 9
Overall Record: 0-11
ODAC  Record: 0-5


       
A pair of ties dotted the final ODAC standings, forcing the use of two tiebreakers to complete the 2016 conference postseason field. One position clear of extra administration was the top seed with Lynchburg College completing an 8-0 run through league play to secure the No. 1 spot and hosting responsibilities for the ODAC Semifinals and Final next weekend. Friday, November 4 No. 4 Shenandoah takes on No. 1 Lynchburg at 5:00 p.m. EST while No. 3 Washington and Lee meets No. 2 Bridgewater for conference semifinals all vying for a spot for the championship game at 5:30 p.m. EST on Saturday, November 5. 

 Tuesday, November 1, 2016 | Quarterfinals
 Time  Opponent  Score
 5:00 p.m. EST  No. 4 Shenandoah vs No. 5 Virginia Wesleyan  Shenandoah 5, V.Wesleyan 1
 7:00 p.m. EST  No. 3 W&L vs No. 6 Roanoke  W&L 3, Roanoke 0
     
 Friday, November 4, 2016 | Semifinals
 Time  Opponent  Score
 5:00 p.m. EST  No. 1 Lynchburg vs No. 4 Shenandoah  Lynchburg 1, Shenadoah 2 (OT)
 7:00 p.m. EST  No. 2 Bridgewater vs No. 3 W&L  Bridgewater 1, W&L 2
     
 Saturday, November 5, 2016 | Final
 Time  Opponent  Score
 5:30 p.m. EST  No. 3 W&L vs No. 4 Shenadoah
 W&L 0, Shenadoah 2



Southern Athletic Association
Memphis, Tenn. | Host: Rhodes | November 4-6, 2016

Rhodes College
SAA Rank: No. 1
Overall Record: 13-2
SAA Record: 5-0

Centre College
SAA Rank: No. 2
Overall Record: 13-1
SAA Record: 4-1

Ferrum College
SAA Rank: No. 3
Overall Record: 4-13
SAA Record: 2-3

Sewanee: The University of the South
SAA Rank: No. 4
Overall Record: 5-8
SAA Record: 2-3

Hendrix College
SAA Rank: No. 5
Overall Record: 3-11
SAA Record: 1-4

Transylvania University
SAA Rank: No. 6
Overall Record: 5-11
SAA Record: 1-4
       

The 2016 field hockey regular season concluded allowing seeds, match-ups and game times to officially be established for the 2016 SAA Field Hockey Tournament hosted by Rhodes College November 4-6. The 2015 SAA Field Hockey title was won in dramatic fashion by Rhodes in Memphis as the Lynx got past Centre 3-2 in double overtime to claim the crown. This year, No. 1 Rhodes maintained a 5-0 flawless record while No. 2 Centre wasn’t far behind only suffering one loss to create a 4-1 conference record. The two teams were neck and neck once again in the fall season leaving fans wondering if one of them will prevail again with the championship title or if No. 3 Ferrum (2-3) or No. 4 Sewanee (2-3) will make their presence known in with heavy wins when it counts. 


 Friday, November 4, 2016 | Quarterfinals
 Time  Opponent  Score
 12:00 p.m. EST  No. 3 Ferrum vs No. 6 Transylvania  Ferrum 0, Transylvania 5
 2:30 p.m. EST  No. 4 Sewanee vs No. 5 Hendrix  Sewanne 5, Hendrix 1
     
 Saturday, November 5, 2016 | Semifinals
 Time  Opponent  Score
 12:00 p.m. EST  No. 1 Rhodes vs No.4 Sewanne
 Rhodes 6, Sewanne 0
  2:30 p.m. EST  No. 2 Centre vs No. 6 Transylvania
 Centre 1, Transylvania 0
     
 Sunday, November 6, 2016 | Final
 Time  Opponent  Score
 12:00 p.m. EST  No. 1 Rhodes vs No. 2 Centre
 Rhodes 3, Centre 0



State University of New York Athletic Conference
Host: Highest Seed | November 2 & 5, 2016

Cortland State
SUNYAC Rank: No. 1
Overall Record: 14-3
SUNYAC Record: 6-0

New Paltz State
SUNYAC Rank: No. 2
Overall Record: 9-8
SUNYAC Record: 5-1

SUNY Geneseo
SUNYAC Rank: No. 3
Overall Record: 9-9
SUNYAC Record: 4-2

Oneonta State
SUNYAC Rank: No. 4
Overall Record: 4-12
SUNYAC Record: 3-3

Oswego State
SUNYAC Rank: No. 5
Overall Record: 7-6
SUNYAC Record: 2-4

Brockport State
SUNYAC Rank: No. 6
Overall Record: 5-12
SUNYAC Record: 1-5
 
Morrisville State College
SUNYAC Rank: No. 7
Overall Record: 4-12
SUNYAC Record: 0-6


       

Under Shanna Vitale’s guidance, New Paltz State has an impressive SUNYAC Conference Champion winning streak that extends back to 2012. However, 2016 may be cause for change. No. 1 Cortland is eyeing up the first place finish with a 6-0 conference and 14-3 overall record. No. 3 Geneseo isn’t fair behind No. 2 New Platz either with their 4-2 conference and 9-9 overall record. Will New Platz claim more gold hardware or will a new victor be crowned this year? The two Semifinal match-ups, both taking place at 2 p.m. EST today, will be Oneonta at Cortland and Geneseo at New Paltz. The winners will face each other in the championship on Saturday, November 5 at 1 p.m. EST. 


 Wednesday, November 2, 2016 | Quarterfinals
 Time  Opponent  Score
 2:00 p.m. EST  No. 1 Cortland vs No. 4 Oneonta  Cortland 1, Oneonta 2
 2:00 p.m. EST  No. 2 New Paltz vs No. 3 Geneseo  NewPaltz 0, Geneseo1
     
 Saturday, November 5, 2016 | Final
 Time  Opponent  Score
 1:00 p.m. EST  No. 3 Geneseo vs No. 4 Oneonta  Geneseo 3, Oneonta 2


Photo Credit: Messiah College Athletic Communications