Monday, April 18, 2022

Volleyball Final Four Set


written by STEVE ULRICH
your must-read briefing on what's driving the day in NCAA Division III
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1. Volleyball Final Four Set

No. 1 Men's Volleyball Rolls Past Regis
Nate Reynolds, Springfield

The 2022 NCAA Division III Men's Volleyball semifinals are set with three of the top four teams in the country in the field and one surprise in No. 10 Wentworth.

No. 3 Carthage d. No. 2 Dominican, 25-22, 25-22, 25-17

No. 10 Wentworth d. No. 5 Rutgers-Newark, 25-20, 19-25, 25-20, 25-17

No. 1 Springfield d. No. 6 New Paltz, 25-19, 25-19, 25-20

  • Brennen Brandow led an efficient offense with 12 kills as the Pride (28-1) hit .556 on its way to the semis for the ninth time.
No. 4 Stevens d. St. Joseph's (L.I.), 23-25, 25-16, 25-14, 25-15

Semifinals - April 22
No. 1 Springfield vs. No. 4 Stevens
No. 3 Carthage vs. No. 10 Wentworth

Final - April 23
semifinal winners


2.  CNU Shoots Down Gulls in 1-2 Matchup

photo by Brandon Berry

Second-ranked Christopher Newport sent a message to the rest of the Division III men's lacrosse world with a convincing 17-7 home win over top-ranked Salisbury.

It was the Captains' 14th straight victory but first ever over a No. 1 ranked opponent in program history. The 10-goal loss was the largest for the Sea Gulls (13-1) in nearly three decades, dating to 1992 and a 21-9 triumph by Ithaca in the NCAA quarterfinals.

Andrew Cook tallied four goals, while Alex Brendes and Dylan Cook posted hat tricks.

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3. Monarchs, Titans Top Rankings

Knauth Breaks School Record, Cards a Six-Under 65 in Round Two of Golfweek DIII Fall Invite
William Knauth, Carnegie-Mellon

Here are the latest Golfstat Division III men's and women's rankings.


  1. Methodist
  2. Emory
  3. Babson
  4. Huntingdon
  5. Carnegie Mellon
  6. Wittenberg
  7. Christopher Newport
  8. Illinois Wesleyan
  9. Sewanee
  10. Piedmont
  1. William Knauth, Carnegie-Mellon
  2. Jackson Klutznick, Emory
  3. Cooper Hribak, Methodist
  4. Alex Price, Christopher Newport
  5. Nicholas Gianelos, Babson
>> Complete Team Rankings
>> Complete Individual Rankings

  1. Carnegie Mellon
  2. Emory
  3. Williams
  4. Methodist
  5. Redlands
  6. George Fox
  7. Centre
  8. Pomona-Pitzer
  9. Amherst
  10. Washington and Lee
  1. Rylee Suttor, Centre
  2. Jilliard Drinkard, Methodist
  3. Alison Takamiya, George Fox
  4. Sharon Mun, Emory
  5. Sydney Kuo, Washington (Mo.)
>> Complete Team Rankings 
>> Complete Individual Rankings

4.  Calendar

20 - Interpretations and Legislation Committee
20 - First published regional rankings for lacrosse, rowing
21 - First published regional rankings for golf, softball, tennis
22 - Application deadline for Women Leaders in College Sports Institutes
22-23 - Men's Volleyball Championship
26 - Championships Committee
27 - Presidents Council

2-5 - DIII SAAC Mental Health Social Media Campaign #SelfLoveIsNotSelfish
3 - Division III webinar
5 - First published regional rankings for baseball


5.  Lightning Round  High Voltage on Apple iOS 14.6

Stevenson beach volleyball
  • Amherst RHP Nick Giattino tossed a no-hitter in the Mammoths' 5-0 shutout of Trinity. He struck out nine batters over seven innings, allowing just one walk and a hit batter to reach base.
  • New Paltz 1B Dean Stalzer hit three home runs and drove in 12, including a walk-off grand slam, as the Hawks' edged Fredonia, 18-17.
  Lacrosse (W)
  Beach Volleyball
  Golf (M)
  • Congratulations to the Drew and St. John Fisher golf programs who won their respective conference championships Saturday.
  Happy Birthday

    6.  Comings and Goings
    1 THING

    7.  Peeps Remain Supreme

    An analysis of Amazon's U.S. marketplace by Pattern, an e-commerce firm, reveals these top candies, Axios' Jacque Schrag and Aïda Amer write:

    1. Peeps: 22% of sales.
    2. Jelly beans: 21%.
    3. Cadbury Creme Eggs: 14%.

    Those top sellers may surprise the chocolate-lovers among us. But the popularity of Peeps is of no surprise to their creators at Just Born Quality Confections.

    • 81% of Americans say the marshmallow treats remind them of Easter, and 57% associate them with the beginning of spring, according to a press release.

    Take an Axios quiz: What if we measured the world in Peeps?

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