Tuesday, May 10, 2022

The Draw is Set

 

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TOP STORY

1.  The Draw is Set


3/23/22 - Gettysburg, PA: Katie Fullowan running with the ball against Tufts University
Katie Fullowan, Gettysburg | photo by David Sinclair

The 2022 NCAA Division III women's lacrosse tournament field was announced on Monday. Action begins this weekend.

First / Second Rounds - May 14-15
No. 23 Geneseo (14-3) vs. St. Joseph's ME (20-0) / at No. 2 Middlebury (17-1)
Capital (19-0) vs. Hamline (7-7) / at No. 20 Chicago
Springfield (13-5) vs. Merchant Marine (13-2) / at No. 8 Colby (14-3)
No. 18 Messiah (13-5) at No. 9 William Smith (17-1)

Roanoke (14-4) vs. Bryn Athyn (11-2) / at No. 4 Gettysburg (16-3)
No. 14 Catholic (13-4) vs. Saint Mary's, Ind. (11-6) / at Denison (11-6)
Wash. & Jeff. (12-4) vs. Transylvania (9-9) / at No. 5 Wash. and Lee (17-2)
St. John Fisher (10-8) at No. 11 York (14-5) / No. 12 Wesleyan (13-4)

St. Mary's, Md. (12-5) vs. Framingham State (11-7) / at No. 7 TCNJ (15-2)
W. Connecticut (15-4) at No. 16 Cortland (15-4) / No. 25 Roger Williams (16-1)
SUNY Canton (12-6) at Stevens (17-2) / No. 1 Salisbury (15-2)
Rhodes (14-2) vs. Aurora (14-5) / at Kenyon (15-1)

No. 13 St. Lawrence (15-2) at No. 3 Tufts (15-3)
Claremont-M-S (13-5) vs. George Fox (17-0) / at No. 24 Pomona-Pitzer (16-0)
Stevenson (12-7) vs. Meredith (15-5) / at No. 6 F&M (16-3)
No. 22 Haverford (12-5) vs. Cabrini (10-6) / at No. 10 Ithaca (16-3)

National Championships: TCNJ 12, Middlebury 7, Salisbury 4, Gettysburg 3, Ursinus 3, Franklin & Marshall 2, Amherst 1, Cortland 1, Hamilton 1, Trinity, Conn. 1

Final Four Appearances: TCNJ 25, Middlebury 20, Salisbury 13, William Smith 11, Ursinus 9, Franklin & Marshall 8, Gettysburg 7, Amherst 6, Trinity, Conn. 6

>> Complete Bracket

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TENNIS (W)

2.  At The Net

 Sylwia Mikos
Sylwia Mikos, Chicago

The 2022 NCAA Division III women's tennis team championship field was announced on Monday. Action begins this weekend.

Women
First / Second Rounds

Stevens (11-4) vs. Drew (12-8) / No. 3 Wesleyan, Conn. (20-0)
St. Mary's, Md. (11-7) at No. 21 W&L (15-6) / No. 15 Mary Washington (12-5)
Transylvania (15-4) vs. Piedmont (24-4) / at No. 8 Emory (8-9)
Otterbein (18-4) vs. Webster (14-11) / No. 10 Sewanee (20-3)

Lebanon Valley (15-4) vs. Oneonta (17-6) / No. 4 Claremont-M-S (22-3)
No. 24 Denison (14-7) vs. Pitt-Greensburg (15-4)/ at No. 12 Case Western (16-4)
Sarah Lawrence (10-3) vs. Endicott (13-7) / at No. 7 MIT (18-1)
No. 26 Johns Hopkins (12-6) vs. Rhode Island College (16-0)
No. 13 Williams (8-9) vs. Colby-Sawyer (16-6)

Carleton (15-1) vs. Luther (18-10) / No. 1 Chicago (18-1)
Illinois Tech (16-5) at No. 36 UW-Whitewater (19-4)
No. 35 Grinnell (19-6) vs. Northwestern (21-3)
No. 38 TCNJ (16-2) vs. Nazareth (9-4) / No. 6 Tufts (16-3)
No. 30 Skidmore (12-5) vs. Baruch (12-3) / No. 9 Amherst (11-8)

Linfield (14-2) at No. 29 Texas-Dallas (11-2) / No. 2 Pomona-Pitzer (19-2)
No. 16 Redlands (10-7) vs. No. 14 Trinity, Texas (14-8)
North Central (21-5) vs. Franciscan (15-4) / No. 5 Middlebury (15-5)
No. 40 Hope (18-7) vs. Cairn (20-1) / at No. 11 Carnegie Mellon (15-6)

National Championships: Williams 10, Emory 8, UC San Diego 4, Kenyon 3, Mary Washington 2, Amherst 1, Davidson 1, Gustavus Adolphus 1, Occidental 1, Pomona-Pitzer 1, Principia 1, Skidmore 1, TCNJ 1, Trinity TX 1, Washington and Lee 1, Wesleyan CT 1

Final Four Appearances: Emory 20, Williams 18, Amherst 15, Washington and Lee 11, Kenyon 10, Trinity TX 10, UC San Diego 10

>> Complete Bracket

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TENNIS (M)

3.  Serve and Volley


Shawn Berdia volleying at the net


The 2022 NCAA Division III men's tennis team championship field was announced on Monday. Action begins this weekend.

First /Second Round - May 12-14
Illinois Tech (11-9) vs. Greenville (19-2) / at No. 1 Chicago (17-1)
North Central (24-2) vs. UW-Superior (16-5) / No. 16 Gustavus (23-10)
St. Mary's, Md. (15-3) vs. Penn State Behrend (11-13) / No. 8 Trinity TX (15-6)
No. 13 Emory (8-10) at No. 18 Mary Washington (15-5)

Hardin-Simmons (14-7) at No. 5 Claremont-M-S (25-6)
No. 11 Pomona-Pitzer (15-10) vs. No. 25 George Fox (16-5)
Goucher (12-7) vs. Lebanon Valley (16-6) / No. 3 Tufts (17-2)
No. 14 North Carolina Wesleyan (28-4) at No. 12 Johns Hopkins (19-1)

Ohio Northern (22-4) vs. Grove City (16-2) / at No. 2 Case Western (21-4)
Kalamazoo (13-7) vs. Nazareth (12-4) / No. 39 UW-Whitewater (21-2)
Nichols (16-5) vs. Manhattanville (13-5) / at No. 6 Williams (13-3)
Washington and Lee (14-8) vs. UMass Boston (12-3) / No. 9 Bowdoin (15-5)

Stevens (13-4) vs. Eastern Nazarene (11-5) / at No. 4 Middlebury (18-2)
MIT (11-6) vs. Baruch (11-3) / No. 22 RPI (15-2)
Luther (17-9) vs. Rose-Hulman (11-9) / at No. 7 Washington, Mo. (14-9)
No. 33 Sewanee (13-11) vs. Grinnell (14-11) / No. 10 Denison (22-3)

National Championships: UC Santa Cruz 7, Kalamazoo 7, Emory 6, Swarthmore 4, Williams 4, Middlebury 3, Redlands 3, Amherst 2, Claremont-M-S 2, Gustavus Adolphus 2, Washington College 2, Bowdoin 1, Trinity TX 1, Washington MO 1, Washington and Lee 1

Final Four Appearances: UC Santa Cruz 19, Emory 17, Kalamazoo 16, Claremont-M-S 13, Williams 12, Middlebury 11, Gustavus Adolphus 10

>> Complete Bracket

SOFTBALL

4.  Championship Selections


Allie Fauth slides into second base
Allie Fauth, Bethel | photo by Carl Schmulund


The 2022 NCAA Division III softball championship field was announced on Monday. Action begins this weekend.

CNU Regional
Wilson (24-11-1) at Chris. Newport (37-1); Messiah (26-13) vs. Hunter (20-12)
Amherst Regional
Husson (25-9) at Amherst (23-8); Va. Wesleyan (33-11) vs. Rochester (27-13)
Tufts Regional
Rowan (33-8) vs. Cabrini (21-10); Muhlenberg (22-20) at Tufts (33-9)
Arcadia Regional
Lesley (17-15) vs. Arcadia (30-9); WPI (30-14) vs. Johnson and Wales (35-6)
Kean Regional
E. Connecticut (38-4) vs. Waynesburg (27-9); Alfred (25-14) vs. Kean (30-8)
Randolph-Macon Regional
Farmingdale State (28-5) vs. R-MC (32-9); Susquehanna (25-7) vs. MIT (30-16)
Saint Benedict Regional
Neb. Wesleyan (22-14) vs. CSB (28-8); Wartburg (27-12) vs. Ill. Wesleyan (26-13)
Millikin Regional
Ohio Northern (23-9) vs. Millikin (32-7); Alma (25-13) vs. Illinois College (21-12-1)

Salisbury Regional
Framingham St. (20-17) vs. Salisbury (36-6); Endicott (30-11) vs. PSU Berks (24-11)
Geneseo Regional
Mt. St. Joseph (30-9) vs. Geneseo (34-4); Babson (35-8) vs. Stevens (18-17)
DePauw Regional
Berry (29-11) vs. DePauw (33-8); Piedmont (31-9) vs. Hiram (23-13)
Bethel Regional
Bethany Lutheran (29-14) vs. Bethel (33-4); Buena Vista (26-13) vs. Washington MO (30-10)
Texas Lutheran Regional
Chapman (28-11) vs. Texas Lutheran (38-4)
East Texas Baptist Regional
Belhaven (37-6) vs. Fontbonne (22-17); Linfield (36-7) vs. ETBU (32-9)
Case Western Reserve Regional
Concordia WI (33-4) vs. Roanoke (30-12); TCNJ (27-9) vs. CWRU (26-9)
Trine Regional
UW-Eau Claire (25-9) vs. Trine (27-11); North Central IL (25-10) vs PSU Behrend (21-13)

National Championships: TCNJ 6, Central 4, E. Connecticut 4, Tufts 3, Virginia Wesleyan 3, Linfield 2, Simpson 2, St. Thomas MN 2, 13 tied with 1.

Final Four Appearances: TCNJ 16, E. Connecticut 13, Central 11, Chapman 6, Linfield 6, Salisbury 6

>> Complete Regional Brackets

NEWS

5.  Lightning Round 


  Golf (M/W)

  • The 2022 NCAA Division III championship tournaments begin today. The men compete in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla., while the women are in Houston, Texas. Men's Statistics | Women's Statistics
  Lacrosse (M/W)
  • There is a new team atop both the latest men's and women's lacrosse polls - Salisbury. The Sea Gull men leapfrogged Christopher Newport and RIT to take over at No. 1, while the SU women overtook Middlebury for the top ranking.

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