Friday, October 21, 2022

Management Council Supports Alternative Voting Process


 written by STEVE ULRICH
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1. Management Council Supports Alternative Voting Process


"The Division III Management Council reviewed proposed legislation for the 2023 NCAA Convention during Monday and Tuesday's meeting at the NCAA national office in Indianapolis.

The council's recommendations head to the Presidents Council, which is meeting next week.

The council recommended a one-time alternative method for voting on the proposals that amend the playing and practice seasons and the structure of the councils. Specifically, the intent of the alternative method is to minimize procedural issues during the Division III business session, allow open discussion regarding the generally similar proposals and ensure the opportunity for delegates to vote on their preferred proposal voting order."


The Management Council took or is recommending official positions on membership-sponsored proposals that will be up for vote at the Convention. Since the governance structure also has a committee and council composition proposal that was developed based on feedback from the 2022 Division III Membership Survey, the Division III Commissioners Association and the National Association of Division III Athletic Administrators, the positions include:

  • Recommending that the Presidents Council oppose a proposal that each Division III multisport conference will have one representative on either the Presidents Council or Management Council and that the conference's slot on either will alternate accordingly. 
  • Recommending that the Presidents Council oppose amending the composition of the Nominating Committee to include at least one member from each of the 10 championships regions to cultivate more committee nominations and appointments representative of the membership.

The council also recommended opposing a proposal that would amend the preseason playing and practice seasons legislation for fall sports, except football, by creating an acclimatization period. 

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2. Bethel Turns Back Team USA


Ben Ward celebrates scoring a goal against Team USA
by Jack Hittinger, The Rink Live

The U.S. Under-18 Team’s 2022-23 schedule looks pretty typical — a fair mix of top-end Division I and USHL teams, as fitting a team whose main purpose is to get the country’s high-end prospects ready for pro hockey. And, as is typical, Team USA played well in their exhibition games against that competition. In fact, they were undefeated until Oct. 15.

That’s when they ran into the Bethel Royals.

Yes, Bethel, which is part of the nine-team Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference playing at the Division III level. A night earlier, Team USA beat former MIAC member St. Thomas, in its second year of Division I play, 5-2 at the Tommies' home rink."

>> Ice Awareness: "Team US, came into the game 9-0 with wins over Notre Dame, Michigan State, Michigan State and Lake Superior State to their credit."

>> What They're Saying: "“From USA’s standpoint, they’re playing all Division I teams and then they come play us and maybe there was a little bit of them that thought it was going to be easy,” Bethel head coach Chris McKelvie said."

>> Reality Check: "It was all the more impressive, then, that the Royals had just five days of practice before the exhibition. McKelvie’s coaching staff wasn’t grading the players on Xs and Os, but on effort — a test they passed with flying colors."

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3. Salisbury Topples Top-Ranked Rowan


Horner 10-19-22
photo by Brian Davis

Freshman McKenna Horner's three goals, including the game-winner in the final minute of the game, gave the third-ranked Salisbury University field hockey (14-0) a 3-2 road win over the top-ranked Rowan Profs (14-1) on Wednesday to become the last unbeaten team in the nation.

In the closing stages of the game, the Sea Gulls pressed the ball up the field and McKenzie Jamison passed the ball across to Horner on the right side of the cage who one-timed the ball into the back of the net for the go-ahead goal with 35 seconds left in the contest.

It is the first time since the 2006 season that the Sea Gulls defeated the number-one team in the nation. Salisbury defeated then-No. 1 TCNJ, 4-1, on Oct. 14, 2006.

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4. What We're Watching 

  Field Hockey

  • No. 2 Middlebury (12-1) vs. No. 6 Tufts (10-3)
  • No. 4 Trinity, Conn. (11-2) vs. No. 10 Williams (10-3)
  • Ohio Wesleyan (12-2) vs. Allegheny (12-3)
  • William Smith (12-2) vs. Ithaca (12-2)
  • Complete Schedule
  Soccer (M)
  • No. 4 Stevens (12-0-2) vs. Misericordia (9-2-4)
  • No. 16 Amherst (7-1-5) vs. No. 25 Hamilton (8-1-4)
  • No. 16 Christopher Newport (10-2-1) vs. Mary Washington (8-3-2)
  • No. 22 Western Connecticut (16-0-1) vs. UMass Boston (9-3-2)
  • Pitt-Greensburg (8-3-4) vs. Penn State Behrend (10-2-4)
  • Complete Schedule
  Soccer (W)
  • No. 1 Christopher Newport (13-0-1) vs. Mary Washington (8-3-4)
  • No. 14 Mary Hardin-Baylor (12-0-1) vs. Hardin-Simmons (8-1-2)
  • No. 19 North Central, Ill. (10-1-4) vs. Illinois Wesleyan (8-2-3)
  • Scranton (11-2-1) vs. Susquehanna (13-3)
  • Lynchburg (8-2-5) vs. Bridgewater (10-4)
  • Centre (13-2) vs. Sewanee (10-4-1)
  • Complete Schedule
  • No. 1 North Central, Ill. (6-0) vs. No. 24 Washington, Mo. (6-0)
  • No. 6 Linfield (4-0) vs. Pacific Lutheran (4-2)
  • No. 13 Cortland (6-0) vs. Utica (6-0)
  • Ripon (6-0) vs. Chicago (5-1)
  • Complete Schedule
  • No. 4 Trinity, Texas (17-3) vs. Colorado College (13-6)
  • No. 8 Berry (16-3) vs. Birmingham-Southern (17-3)
  • No. 16 Gustavus Adolphus (19-4) vs. Saint Benedict (14-7)
  • No. 23 Babson (19-2) vs. No. 25 Tufts (13-4)
  • No. 24 UC Santa Cruz (16-4) vs. La Verne (14-7)
  • Complete Schedule

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5.  Lightning Round 


  • Millsaps head baseball coach Jim Page will be inducted into the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2023.
  • Former Williams men's basketball player Will Hardy won his first game as a head coach in the NBA with the Utah Jazz downing Denver, 123-102, in the season opener

   Happy Birthday

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  • Thursday (belated): Larry Kindbom, assistant football coach, Washington (Mo.); Mike Prang, SID, Adrian; Jacob Brown, graduate assistant, Eastern Mennonite; Kalib Dailey, Muskingum.
  • Friday: Kathy Campbell, former head tennis coach, Vassar; Doug Maynard, associate tennis coach, Sewanee.
  • Saturday: Donny Nadeau, SID, Saint Mary's (Minn.); and good friend Tim Markey.
  • Sunday: Nicole Cochran, assistant AD, Bates.
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