Thursday, November 4, 2021



written by STEVE ULRICH
your must-read briefing on what's driving the day in NCAA Division III


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1. #ThankYourSID


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What is CoSIDA Membership Recognition Week?
CoSIDA Membership Recognition Week is an opportunity for those who interact with collegiate athletics communications professionals to observe and celebrate the impact that athletics communications staff members have on intercollegiate athletics.

What is CoSIDA?
CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) was founded in 1957 and is a 3,200+ member national organization of the sports public relations, media relations and communications/creative professionals throughout all levels of collegiate athletics in the United States and Canada. CoSIDA is the second-oldest management association in all of intercollegiate athletics. 

Who are athletics communications professionals?
Athletics communicators and creatives are those staff members who coordinate communications and public relations for their college, conference or collegiate athletics governing body. They may serve a variety of functions:

  • Strategic communicator
  • Writer & editor
  • Broadcaster
  • Media coordinator
  • Crisis communicator
  • Photographer
  • Graphic designer
  • Videographer/editor
  • Historian
  • Statistician
  • Social Media manager
  • and many more

Why celebrate CoSIDA Membership Recognition Week?
CoSIDA Membership Recognition Week was created to show appreciation for athletic communicators and creatives, to showcase their efforts and accomplishments, and to bring positive recognition to them and to their work in promoting student-athletes and their institutions/conferences throughout all levels of intercollegiate athletics.

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2. Conference Favorites


It's that time of year again ... time for preseason basketball coaches' polls. Coaches hate them ... players and fans love them. So here we go.

Conference | Men's Favorite | Women's Favorite
Allegheny Mountain: La Roche | LaRoche
American Rivers: Dubuque | Simpson
American Southwest: Mary Hardin-Baylor | East Texas Baptist
CCIW: Illinois Wesleyan | Millikin
Centennial: Johns Hopkins | TBA
Colonial States: Cairn | Notre Dame
Commonwealth Coast: Endicott/Nichols | Roger Williams
CUNYAC: Baruch | Brooklyn
Great Northeast North: Emmanuel | Emmanuel
Great Northeast South: Saint Joseph, Conn. | Regis
Heartland: Hanover | Transylvania
Little East: UMass Dartmouth | Rhode Island College
MAC Commonwealth: York | Messiah
MAC Freedom: DeSales | DeSales
NACC: Wisconsin Lutheran | Wisconsin Lutheran
NECC: New England College | New England College
NEWMAC: WPI | Babson
NJAC: New Jersey City/Stockton | Rowan
Presidents: Westminster | Saint Vincent
SCAC: Trinity | TBA
St. Louis: TBA | Westminster
Upper Midwest: Northwestern | Bethany Lutheran
USA South East: N.C. Wesleyan | N.C. Wesleyan
USA South West: Maryville | Piedmont
Wisconsin: Platteville | Oshkosh

>> Not Available: Atlantic East, C2C, Empire 8, Landmark, Liberty, MASCAC, MIAA, MIAC, Midwest, NAC, NCAC, NESCAC, Northwest, ODAC, Ohio, SAA, SCIAC, Skyline, SUNYAC, UAA, United East

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3.  About Last Night

Soccer (M)
  • Randolph (14-2-2) downed #1 Washington and Lee (14-1-2) in the ODAC semis on a PK from Evan Blow in OT
  • Trine (11-7-1) upset top-seed and #16 Calvin (15-3-2), 1-0, in the MIAA semis. Tyler Murphy notched the golden goal in the 100'
Field Hockey
  • Fourth-seeded Catholic (7-11) stunned top-seed Moravian (14-3), 3-2, in OT in the Landmark semifinals. Niki Micciche scored twice including the golden goal
Soccer (W)
  • Not a good day for the top seeds in the CCC (Endicott), CSAC (Cedar Crest) NACC (Concordia Wisconsin) and NCAC (Denison)
  • Elizabethtown (7-6-4) advanced to the Landmark final with a 2-2, 8-7 PK decision against Susquehanna (11-4-1)

4.   Regional Rankings 

The weekly regional rankings were released Wednesday. Here is the top team in each region for each sport. 

Field Hockey

I. Babson
II. Middlebury
III. New Paltz
IV. Rowan
V. Johns Hopkins
VI. Washington and Lee

>> Complete List

Soccer (W)

I. Amherst
III. William Smith
IV. Misericordia
V. Johns Hopkins
VI. Christopher Newport
VII.Case Western Reserve
VIII. Washington U.
IX. Loras
X. Trinity, Texas

>> Complete List

Soccer (M)

I. Tufts
III. Cortland
V. Messiah
VI. Washington and Lee
VII. Ohio Wesleyan
VIII. Chicago
IX. St.Olaf
X. Trinity, Texas

>> Complete List

Volleyball (W)

I. Wesleyan
V. Johns Hopkins
VI. Berry
VII. Hope
VIII. UW-Eau Claire
IX. Wartburg
X. Claremont-M-S

>> Complete List

Football released its first regional ranking of the season. All teams were listed in alphabetical order

>> Complete List

5.  Comings and Goings

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