Monday, November 7, 2022

These Are The Champions


written by STEVE ULRICH
your must-read briefing on what's driving the day in NCAA Division III
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1.  These Are The Champions

Here is our compilation of the teams that received their conference's automatic berth to the NCAA field hockey, soccer and volleyball championships this fall.


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2.  Top-Ranked Salisbury Leads Field

The NCAA Division III Field Hockey Committee announced the 26 teams selected for the 2022 national tournament.

Seventeen teams received automatic qualification into the field as conference champions. One team was selected from those schools who did not come from a qualifying conference, while eight others receive at-large bids to the tourney.

The Pool B selection was top-ranked Salisbury. The eight Pool C at-large selections are Christopher Newport, MIT, Rochester, TCNJ, Trinity (Conn.), Tufts, Williams and York (Pa.)

First Round - Wednesday
DeSales at York (Pa.)
Johnson and Wales at Williams
Ohio Wesleyan at Washington and Lee
U. of New England at Rochester
Hartwick at William Smith
Cortland at MIT
Catholic at Trinity, Conn.
Wilson at TCNJ
Cabrini at Christopher Newport
Castleton at Tufts

Sectionals - Saturday/Sunday
DeSales/York winner at Salisbury
JWU/Williams winner vs. OWU/W&L winner

UNE/Rochester winner at Babson
Hartwick/William Smith winner vs. Johns Hopkins

Cortland/MIT winner at Middlebury
Catholic/Trinity winner vs. Wilson/TCNJ winner

Cabrini/CNU winner at Rowan
Castleton/Tufts winner vs. Messiah

Semifinals/Final - Friday and Sunday, November 18 and 20
Glassboro, N.J.

>> Complete Bracket


3. Selection Show Schedule

Here is today's schedule for the announcement of the 2022 NCAA Division III championship fields in soccer and women's volleyball.

Volleyball (W) - 1p ET - LINK

Soccer (M) - 1:30p ET - LINK

Soccer (W) - 2p ET - LINK


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4. Cardinals Remain First

North Central continues to top the weekly rankings with Mount Union in the two hole. 

  1. North Central, Ill. (24), 9-0
  2. Mount Union (1), 9-0
  3. Mary Hardin-Baylor, 8-1
  4. Linfield, 8-0
  5. Saint John's, 8-1
  6. Trinity, Texas, 9-0
  7. UW-La Crosse, 8-1
  8. Hardin-Simmons, 8-1
  9. Bethel, 8-1
  10. UW-Whitewater, 7-2

>> Battle of Unbeatens: No. 11 Cortland (9-0) vs. No. 12 Ithaca (9-0); No. 20 Albion (9-0) vs. Alma (9-0)

>> This Weekend: No. 2 Mount Union (9-0) vs. Baldwin Wallace (7-2); No. 5 Saint John's (8-1) vs. No. 9 Bethel (8-1); No. 15 Wartburg (9-0) vs. Coe (7-2); Mount St. Joseph (9-0) vs. Rose-Hulman (6-3); Mass-Dartmouth (8-1) vs. Plymouth State (8-1); Aurora (8-1) vs. Concordia, Wis. (8-1); DePauw (8-1) vs. Wabash (7-2); Springfield (7-2) vs. Catholic (6-3); Salisbury (8-1) vs. Christopher Newport (7-2); Claremont-M-S (7-1) vs. Pomona-Pitzer (7-2)

>> Unbeaten (16): Albion (9-0), Alma (9-0), Carnegie Mellon (9-0), Cortland (9-0), Delaware Valley (9-0), Endicott (9-0), Ithaca (9-0), Linfield (8-0), Mount St. Joseph (9-0), Mount Union (9-0), North Central (9-0), Randolph-Macon (9-0), Susquehanna (9-0), Trinity, Conn. (8-0), Trinity, Texas (9-0), Wartburg (9-0).

>> In The Field (14): Mary Hardin-Baylor (ASC), Susquehanna (CC), Endicott (CCC), North Central (CCIW), Cortland (E8), Gallaudet (ECFC), Ithaca (LL), Delaware Valley (MAC), Linfield (NWC), Randolph-Macon (ODAC), Carnegie Mellon (PAC), Trinity (SCAC), Northwestern (UMAC), Huntingdon (USAC)

>> Complete Poll

5.  Lightning Round 


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