Friday, October 15, 2021

From D3 to the NHL

 

written by STEVE ULRICH
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TOP STORY

1. From D3 to the NHL

 

Former Nazareth player CJ Murray drops the puck in Nashville Thursday  
by Joe Seil, Nazareth Sports Information Director


"When the first puck officially drops for Thursday's Seattle Kraken-at-Nashville Predators National Hockey League game, the irony of the moment won't be lost on C.J. Murray.

A 2017 Nazareth graduate and former hockey player for the Golden Flyers, Murray will be making his NHL debut as a linesman in that game, which will be televised at 8 p.m. on the NHL Network.

Knowing that Murray wanted to stay involved in hockey in some capacity, George Roll, Nazareth's head coach for nearly a decade, put him in touch the NCAA's Supervisor of Officials, Jeff Fulton, who is based in Rochester. Before long Murray was attending officiating camps and combines. He later was accepted into an officiating development program through USA Hockey and soon thereafter was officiating for men's and women's college games."

>> On Point: "According to Roll, who has coached hockey at various levels for more than 30 years including the last 10 at Nazareth, there are three elements that set good officials apart and Murray possesses all of them."

>> Quotable: "Communication also is something that sets guys apart," Murray said. "The best officials know who to explain things to coaches and players. The officials are constantly getting yapped at, so you have to be honest and have an answer."

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COMMISSIONERS

2.  Ivkovic Joins USOC Committee


"The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee College Sports Sustainability Think Tank today announced its final recommendations to sustain the broad-based college sports model through increased collaboration and customization. The USOPC Think Tank, which includes CUNY Athletic Conference Commissioner Zak Ivkovic and collegiate leaders from across the country, launched in the fall of 2020 and identified seven recommendations that address challenges facing NCAA athletics.

“I am thrilled to continue to advocate for greater collaboration between the USOPC and the NCAA in advancing opportunities for our Olympic sports across the Association, including in Division III,” said Ivkovic. “These recommendations are a great step forward, especially as they include Para-College Inclusion which will help us build upon our CUNY Adaptive sports as well. We have managed to do a lot in the Adaptive space in four short years and being a part of the Think Tank will help us lead the way in the Northeast.”
 
The USOPC Think Tank assembled project groups during the spring and summer of 2021 to conduct research and explore sustainability outcomes. The recommendations are intended to be piloted prior to being scaled more broadly and are centered around four areas: sport sustainability, sport structure, vertical partnerships and Paralympic inclusion."

>> What's Next: "The USOPC Think Tank also outlined implementation steps – many of which require collaboration with the NCAA governance structure. The NCAA Division I Council assigned the NCAA Student-Athlete Experience Committee to review the sustainability concepts. The sport structure concepts will be reviewed by the NCAA Division I Strategic Vision and Planning Committee and NCAA Competition Oversight Committee."

>> Read More

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TENNIS

3. ITA Cup




Singles (M)
First Round
(1) Hopper (CWRU) d. Teruyama (RPI), 6-3, 6-2
Acosta d. Yu (JHU), 6-2, 6-2
(4) Liu (CMS) d. Lemaitre (George Fox), 6-2, 6-3
Morris (Middlebury) d. Zakowski (UWW), 6-2, 6-2
Shah (CWRU) d. Rado (Skidmore), 2-6, 6-2, 6-3
(3) Cohen (Williams) d. Carroll (CMS), 6-2, 6-2
Hutchison (UMW) d. Lindwall (UWW), 6-3, 6-2
Theron (Methodist) d. (2) Krimbrill (Trinity), 6-2, 2-6, 6-0

Quarterfinals
Acosta d. (1) Hopper, 5-7, 6-4, Ret [Inj]
Morris d. (4) Liu, 2-6, 7-5, 7-5
(3) Cohen d. Shah, 4-6, 6-0, 6-0
Theron d. Hutchison, 7-6(3), 7-6(2)

Semifinals
Jhonny Acosta vs Stan Morris
(3) Chase Cohen vs Jordan Theron

>> Complete Draw

Singles (W)
First Round

(1) Raman (Middlebury) d. Dule (NCW), 4-6, 6-2, 6-2
Hose (Carleton) d. Le (Whitman), 6-3, 3-6, 6-2
Zhou (P-P) d. (4) Mikos (Chicago), 6-3, 6-2
Plakk (NYU) d. Tang (Grinnell), 6-1, 6-2
Ye (P-P) d. Nishino (UT Dallas), 7-5, 6-3
(3) Fordham (NYU) d. Karah (Bowdoin), 6-2, 6-3
Moss (W&L) d. Yuan (Chicago), 7-5, 6-2
(2) McPherron (Emory) d. Zhou (Carnegie Mellon), 7-6, 6-0

Quarterfinals
(1) Raman d. Hose, 7-5, 6-2
Plakk d. Zhou, 5-7, 6-3, 7-5
Ye d. (3) Fordham, 6-4, 3-6, 6-1
(2) McPherron d. Moss, 4-6, 6-1, 6-0

Semifinals
(1) Sahana Raman vs. Carol Plakk
Nina Ye vs. (2) Eliza McPherron

>> Complete Draw
FALL SPORTS

4. Undefeated, Untied


There are 16 undefeated and untied field hockey, soccer and volleyball teams in Division III entering the weekend.

Field Hockey (5): Johns Hopkins, Middlebury, Scranton, Washington and Lee, Wilson

Women's Soccer (5): Case Western Reserve, Christopher Newport, Scranton, TCNJ, Western Connecticut

Men's Soccer (1): Trinity (Texas)

Volleyball (5): Claremont-M-S, Johns Hopkins, Mary Hardin-Baylor, NYU, Plymouth State, Wartburg

PREVIEW

5.  Weekend Spotlight
 

Christina Hickson
Christina Hickson, Case Western Reserve

Here's a list of the games/matches/events that we are keeping an eye on this weekend.

Cross Country

  • Augustana Invitational 
  • Connecticut College Invitational
  • Oberlin Inter-Regional Rumble
  • Rowan Inter-Regional Border Battle 

Field Hockey

  • No. 9 Amherst (9-2) vs. No. 3 Tufts (8-2)
  • No. 4 Kean (13-1) vs No. 13 TCNJ (8-3)
  • No. 7 Trinity (9-2) vs. No. 20 Hamilton (7-5)

Football

  • No. 3 UW-Whitewater (5-0) at No. 18 UW-Oshkosh (3-1)
  • No. 14 Johns Hopkins (5-0) at No. 21 Muhlenberg (4-1)
  • RPI (6-0) at Hobart (4-1)
  • Lake Forest (5-0) at Ripon (5-0)

Soccer (M)

  • No. 7 NYU (8-2-1) vs No. 9 Washington, Mo. (7-1-1)
  • No. 12 Amherst (9-1-1) vs No. 3 Tufts (9-0-2)
  • No. 6 Messiah (10-0-2) vs. Eastern (8-3-2)
  • North Central (14-0-1) vs North Park (10-3)

Soccer (W)

  • No. 8 Case Western Reserve (11-0) vs No. 25 Emory (8-3-1)
  • No. 14 Centre (11-1-1) vs. Rhodes (8-1-1)
  • Roanoke (7-3-1) vs No. 22 Lynchburg (10-2)
  • Pomona-Pitzer (9-1-2) vs Chapman (7-2-2)
Volleyball
  • No. 9 Wisconsin-Whitewater (18-1) vs. No. 21 UW-Stevens Point (19-4)
  • No. 13 Emory (15-3) vs. No. 18 Chicago (11-7)
  • No. 16 Southwestern (16-1) vs. Austin (17-4)
  • Babson (15-3) vs. Stevens (16-3)
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    Thursday, October 14, 2021

    Timeline for Change

     

    written by STEVE ULRICH
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    TOP STORY

    1. Timeline for Change


    NCAA picks 23-member committee to reform its constitution | KTVO

    "NCAA member schools and conferences on Wednesday received further details about the expected timeline of events that will guide the work of reshaping the governance of college sports.

    In memos to Divisions III and III, NCAA divisional leadership shared the below key dates and a more detailed timeline.

    • Nov. 8: Constitution Committee delivers initial concepts to member schools. 
    • Nov. 15: Each division discusses concepts at the Special Convention.
    • Nov15–20: Initial comment and feedback period by the membership.
    • Nov21–Dec. 5: Constitution Committee reviews feedback and modifies concepts for membership review. 
    • Dec6–11: Second comment and feedback period by the membership.
    • Dec. 15: Constitution Committee provides final recommendations to the Board of Governors.
    • Dec. 15–Jan. 20: The Board of Governors, divisional bodies and member schools and conferences sponsor amendments to be discussed and voted upon. 
    • Jan20: Members participate in the 2022 NCAA Convention and vote on a new NCAA constitution. 
    • Jan20–August 2022: Each division reviews its rules and adopts changes in time for legislation to be effective Aug. 1 for the new academic year.  

    The timeline follows a message last week from Board of Governors chair Jack DeGioia and President Mark Emmert outlining the two steps required for the Association to transform its governance.

    The first step concludes in January at the 2022 Convention with the vote on a new constitution. The second step includes the work of rewriting the rules for each division, which must be completed in time for the start of the new academic year by August 2022."

    >> Decision and Voting Timeline

    >> For more on the Constitution Committee, click here.

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    FEATURE

    2. From JCU to NFL GM


    Inside the mindset of Nick Caserio, the GM chosen to fix the Houston Texans
    by Brooks Kubena, Houston Chronicle


    "Come join the lecture. Take a seat, Scott Moore’s just beginning. The professor’s scratching his beard stubble, adjusting his glasses. His hand’s almost muffling a breathy voice that echoes in this classic John Carroll University classroom.

    Here, take the third row. Did you know Texans general manager Nick Caserio used to sit here? Scooch in. Tired? So was he. Between studying finance, bartending nights and weekends at Pizzazz and Chuck’s and quarterbacking the Blue Streaks, it’s a wonder Caserio didn’t spend the entire fall 1995 semester passed out on this desk countertop.

    This is Basic Corporate Finance. This is where Caserio acquired foundational theories for risk analysis, decision-making, asset management — concepts Moore agrees translate easily to managing pro teams and players.

    Maybe that helps explain why John Carroll’s football legacy began with Hall of Fame coach Don Shula and now comprises five current NFL executives."

    >> Field Awareness: "He spent the 2001 season as a scouting department intern (with the New England Patriots). The next year, he broke down film and prepared scouting charts as a coaching assistant on Belichick’s staff. He was an area scout the following season, was promoted to the director of pro personnel for three years, spent the 2007 season as New England’s wide receivers coach, then was promoted again to director of player personnel in 2008, when Pioli left to be the Kansas City Chiefs general manager."

    >> What's Next: "Caserio overhauled a Texans roster that now has 33 new players, made up mostly of inexpensive veterans and fringe players on one-year contracts, which is intended to foster a culture of competitiveness within a team that’s now lost three of its first four games. The first-time general manager has been candid about Houston’s “process-oriented” focus this season, and, despite the team’s present failures on the field, Texans chairman and CEO Cal McNair placed his faith in Caserio again Wednesday, saying “he’s going to do a great job for us.”

    >> What They're Saying: “And God’s my witness, I looked at him and I said, ‘Save that note, because one day Nick Caserio will be a general manager in the National Football League,’” says (Butch) Jones, a former head coach at Tennessee and Cincinnati. “And I really believed it at the time. Just when you come across certain people, you know they just have that mental horsepower. They have a charisma about themselves. They have a work-ethic about themselves. And that’s what I saw in Nick Caserio.”

    >> Keep Reading

    HIGHLIGHTS

    3.  Aces
     

    1013 Golf Release pic

    It was a memorable day for Waynesburg's Luke Diel, as he carded a hole-in-one on the par-4, 308-yard fifth hole during Wednesday's first round of the Presidents Athletic Conference men's championship.

    Diel used a three-wood for the ace. He finished the day with a 79 - good for T16 for the senior.

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    He'll have quite the story to tell when he shares with the rest of the PAC Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. After all, he's the group's vice president.

    >> Complete Story

    HONORS

    4.  Players of the Week


    MJ Murphy USC
     

    Soccer

    Field Hockey

    Cross Country

    Volleyball

    VOLLEYBALL

    5. Hop On Top

    Just some minor shuffling in spots 5-6-7 in this week's AVCA Division III women's volleyball poll.

    VOLLEYBALL
    1. Johns Hopkins, 19-0
    2. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 15-0
    3. Trinity, Texas, 19-2
    4. Hope, 17-2
    5. Wartburg, 20-0
    6. Calvin, 18-2
    7. Colorado College, 18-2
    8. Mary Hardin-Baylor, 17-0
    9. Wisconsin-Whitewater, 18-1
    10. NYU, 16-0
    >> Say Hello To: Tufts, Gustavus Adolphus
    >> Unbeatens (6): Claremont-M-S, Johns Hopkins, Mary Hardin-Baylor, NYU, Plymouth State, Wartburg

    >> Matches We're Watching This Weekend
    • No. 9 Wisconsin-Whitewater (18-1) vs. No. 21 UW-Stevens Point (19-4)
    • No. 13 Emory (15-3) vs. No. 18 Chicago (11-7)
    • No. 16 Southwestern (16-1) vs. Austin (17-4)
    • Babson (15-3) vs. Stevens (16-3)
    >> Complete Poll
    CROSS COUNTRY

    6. Making Their Move

    The Wisconsin-La Crosse women and Emory men made major moves to land in the top 10 of this week's USTFCCCA rankings.

    Women
    1. Johns Hopkins
    2. Wartburg
    3. Washington, Mo.
    4. Claremont-M-S
    5. Chicago
    6. Williams
    7. Dickinson
    8. Wisconsin-La Crosse
    9. Pomona-Pitzer
    10. Geneseo
    >> What We're Watching This Weekend
    • Augustana Invitational (6 teams): No. 2 Wartburg, No. 3 Washington (Mo.), No. 5 Chicago, No. 9 Pomona-Pitzer, No. 11 Calvin and No. 16 Hope
    • Connecticut College Invitational (10 teams): No. 6 Williams, No. 12 MIT, No. 13 Amherst, No. 15 Bates, No. 18 Tufts, No. 23 Middlebury, No. 25 George Fox, No. 26 WPI, No. 28 Wesleyan (Conn.) and No. 35 Brandeis
    • Oberlin Inter-Regional Rumble (5 teams): No. 17 Carnegie Mellon, No. 19 John Carroll, No. 22 Allegheny (Pa.), No. 23 Case Western Reserve and No. 34 Trine
    • Rowan Inter-Regional Border Battle (7 teams): No. 1 Johns Hopkins, No. 7 Dickinson, No. 10 Geneseo, No. 29 Lynchburg, No. 30 St. Olaf, No. 31 Rochester and No. 32 Haverford
    >> Complete Poll


    Men
    1. Wartburg
    2. Pomona-Pitzer
    3. Williams
    4. MIT
    5. Geneseo
    6. Claremont-M-S
    7. John Carroll
    8. Wisconsin-Whitewater
    9. Emory
    10. Washington, Mo.
    >> What We're Watching This Weekend
    • Augustana Invitational (7 teams): No. 1 Wartburg, No. 2 Pomona-Pitzer, No. 10 Washington (Mo.), No. 12 North Central (Ill.), No. 14 Chicago, No. 22 Otterbein and No. 30 Calvin
    • Connecticut College Invitational (8 teams): No. 3 Williams, No. 4 MIT, No. 16 RPI, No. 18 Middlebury, No. 23 Bates, No. 28 Amherst, No. 32 Connecticut College and No. 34 WPI.
    • Oberlin Inter-Regional Rumble (5 teams): No. 7 John Carroll, No. 8 UW-Whitewater, No. 17 Carnegie Mellon, No. 19 UW-Oshkosh and No. 26 Case Western Reserve
    • Rowan Inter-Regional Border Battle (7 teams): No. 5 Geneseo, No. 13 Johns Hopkins, No. 20 Lynchburg, No. 21 Haverford, No. 24 St. Olaf, No. 33 Rowan and No. 35 Christopher Newport.
    >> Complete Poll
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    Wednesday, October 13, 2021

    Steward Steps Down

     

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    1. Steward Steps Down




    "Hobart and William Smith Colleges Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics and Recreation Deb Steward has announced that she will retire from her position in mid-November. Steward's outstanding career in collegiate athletics spans more than 33 years including the past 16 in a leadership role at the Colleges.

    HWS President Joyce P. Jacobsen has appointed Associate Director for Athletics and Recreation and Director of Athletic Compliance Brian Miller to succeed Steward. Miller has been a member of the HWS athletics administration since 2009, including two years as the interim director of athletics for Hobart.

    Steward was named the 2014 ECAC Division III Female Administrator of the Year and the 2017 Women Leaders in College Sports Division III Administrator of the Year. She has hired 20 head coaches; broken the Colleges' single day fundraising record; overseen team and individual accomplishments that have earned conference, regional and national acclaim; and was instrumental in improving multiple athletic and recreation facilities at HWS."

    >> What They're Saying: "It's remarkable what Deb has built here, first with William Smith and in particular over the past 18 months leading both Hobart and William Smith Athletics," says Jacobsen. "She led our teams through the uncertainty of the pandemic and set us on an exciting course that will expand our athletic opportunities from 23 sports to 35 sports over the next five years."

    >> What's Next: "Miller initially came to the Colleges as the NCAA compliance coordinator. In his current role as the associate director of athletics and recreation, Miller is responsible for external operations including alumni and alumnae relations, marketing and promotions, corporate partnerships, and coordination of the SAA and Heron Society. He continues to oversee the athletic departments' NCAA rules compliance."

    >> Read More

    NCAA

    2. Second Legislative Proposals


    The 2022 NCAA Convention Division III Second Publication of Proposed Legislation will be available through the NCAA website at www.ncaa.org September 23. The SPOPL contains the proposed amendment to NCAA Division III legislation that was properly submitted in accordance with the July 15 and September 1 deadlines in the NCAA legislative calendar.

    Proposal Highlights

    • To reduce the minimum number of member institutions required to form a single-sport conference from seven to six.
       
    • To utilize the NCAA Eligibility Center in certifying the amateur status of international student-athletes to provide more consistency and efficiency to the certification process.
       
    • To specify that a student-athlete would be charged with a season of eligibility if the student-athlete competes at any point during the traditional season.
       
    • To specify permissible contact opportunities and equipment use for the football preseason, regular season and spring period.
       
    • To permit Division III member institutions with Division I sports to apply all Division I legislation, including Bylaw 15 (financial aid), to the Division I sports.


    >> What's Next: The Amendment-to-amendment period. The Presidents Council and Management Council as well as the membership (see Constitution 5.3.5.3) may submit amendments to the proposals in the Second Publication of Proposed Legislation. These amendments-to-amendments may not increase the modification of the provisions to be amended; they must fall between the provisions of the original proposed amendment and the current provisions. These must be received by the national office by November 1.

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    3.  Monks Rule

    MONKS WIN GNAC GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP!!!

    St. Joseph's (Maine) overcame a small deficit after day one by firing a tournament-best 316 over the final 18 holes to capture the Great Northeast Athletic Conference men's golf championship. Albertus Magnus was second.

    The Monks' Drew Mathieu, who trailed by four shots entering the final round, carded a final-day 78 to win medalist honors.

    >> Complete Results

    The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Cup, formerly known as the Small College Nationals, begins Thursday at the Rome (Ga.) Tennis Center.

    The draws are out and here are the top seeds:

    Singles (M)
    1-James Hopper, Case Western Reserve; 2-Cameron Krimbrill, Trinity (Texas); 3-Chase Cohen, Williams; 4-Robert Liu, Claremont-M-S

    Singles (W)
    1-Sahana Raman, Middlebury; 2-Eliza McPherron, Emory; 3-Dakota Fordham, NYU; 4-Sylwia Mikos, Chicago

    Doubles (M)
    1-Leach/Lemaitre, George Fox; 2-Hopper/Powell, CWRU; 3-Watson/Hutchison, Mary Washington; 4-Harris/Laber, Middlebury

    Doubles (W)
    1-Cornwall/Zheng, Carnegie Mellon; 2-Rigby/Christensen, Tufts; 3-Goetz/Li, Emory; 4-Guo/Mikos, Chicago

    >> Complete Brackets
    SOCCER

    4.   No Change at the Top


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    Josiah Crawford, Montclair State

    W&L and TCNJ are still on top of the weekly soccer rankings this week from the United Soccer Coaches and D3soccer.com.

    Men (United Soccer Coaches)

    1. Washington and Lee, 10-0-1
    2. Trinity (Texas), 11-0
    3. Tufts, 9-0-2
    4. Ohio Wesleyan, 9-0-2
    5. Johns Hopkins, 9-0-2
    6. Messiah, 9-0-2
    7. NYU, 8-1-1
    8. Montclair State, 11-1-1
    9. Washington (Mo.), 7-1-1
    10. Claremont-M-S, 9-1-2
    >> Who's New: New Paltz, Kenyon, Babson, Swarthmore, Oneonta

    >> Complete Poll

    Men (D3soccer.com)
    1. Washington and Lee, 11-0-1
    2. Messiah, 9-0-2
    3. Tufts, 9-0-2
    4. Ohio Wesleyan, 9-0-2
    5. NYU, 8-1-1
    6. Trinity (Texas), 11-0
    7. Johns Hopkins, 9-0-2
    8. Amherst, 9-1-1
    9. Montclair State, 11-1-1
    10. Emory, 6-1-3
    >> Goal Differential: Calvin 45, Webster 43, Montclair State 36, SUNY Poly 36, Penn State Harrisburg 35

    >> Complete Poll

    >> What We're Watching Today
    • Alvernia (9-2) at No. 6 Messiah (9-0-2), 4:00
    • Randolph-Macon (7-2-2) at Randolph (10-0-1), 6:00
    • Husson (9-2-3) at Thomas (8-1), 6:30
    • John Carroll (6-3-2) at Otterbein (9-0-2), 7:00
    • Grove City (6-6) at Westminster, Pa. (7-5), 7:30


    Women (United Soccer Coaches)

    1. TCNJ, 11-0
    2. Johns Hopkins, 9-0-1
    3. Washington, Mo., 10-0-1
    4. Christopher Newport, 10-0
    5. MIT, 13-0-1
    6. William Smith, 10-1-1
    7. McDaniel, 12-0
    8. Case Western Reserve, 11-0
    9. Chicago, 10-0-2
    10. Misericordia, 10-1
    >> Who's New: Puget Sound, Southwestern, W. Connecticut, Emory

    >> Complete Poll
     
    Women (D3soccer.com)
    1. TCNJ, 11-0
    2. Christopher Newport, 10-0
    3. Johns Hopkins, 9-0-1
    4. MIT, 13-0-1
    5. Washington (Mo.), 9-0-1
    6. Chicago, 10-0-2
    7. William Smith, 10-1-1
    8. McDaniel, 12-0
    9. Misericordia, 10-1
    10. Centre, 11-1-1
    >> Scoring Defense: McDaniel 0.083, Puget Sound 0.162, Scranton 0.181, TCNJ 0.182, Occidental 0.252
     
    >> Complete Poll

    >> Matches We're Watching Today
    • No. 2 Johns Hopkins (9-0-1) at No. 7 McDaniel (12-0), 3:30
    • Virginia Wesleyan (6-4-1) at No. 2 Lynchburg (10-1), 4:00
    • Rowan (9-3) at Stockton (10-2-2), 7:00
    • MSOE (11-3) at Illinois Tech (9-3-1), 8:00
    FIELD HOCKEY

    5.   Rowan Rising
     

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    Kristiina Castagnola, Rowan / photo by Nick Feldman

    Rowan made the biggest leap in this week's National Field Hockey Coaches Association poll, moving six spots into the No. 6 position after upsetting No. 3 Kean.

    1. Middlebury, 12-0
    2. Johns Hopkins, 12-0
    3. Tufts, 7-2
    4. Kean, 13-1
    5. Babson, 12-1
    6. Rowan, 8-2
    7. Trinity, 8-2
    8. Messiah, 9-2
    9. Amherst, 9-2
    10. Williams, 9-3
    >> New to the Party: Haverford, Hamilton

    >> Matches to Watch Today
    • No. 11 Ursinus (8-3) at Bryn Mawr (7-3), 4:00
    • No. 10 Williams (9-3) at No. 20 Hamilton (7-4), 6:30
    • No. 17 Lynchburg (8-3) at No. 14 Washington and Lee (9-0), 7:00
    >> Complete Poll
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