Friday, November 11, 2022

Three DIII Finalists For WOTY


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

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1. Three DIII Finalists For WOTY


2022 WOTY Splash   

by Carly Lyvers, NCAA

"The Woman of the Year Selection Committee has named nine student-athletes from the Top 30 honoree pool as finalists for the 2022 NCAA Woman of the Year award. 

The nine finalists consist of three student-athletes from each NCAA division. Each finalist was selected for her outstanding achievements in academics, athletics, community service and leadership.

Division III finalists include Karenna Groff, MIT; Macy Klein, St. Catherine; and Erin Nicholas, Middlebury."

>> What's Next: "On Jan. 12, the Top 30 honorees will be celebrated during a luncheon at the NCAA Convention in San Antonio. There, the 2022 NCAA Woman of the Year will be named."

>> What They're Saying: "Read the finalists' biographies, including excerpts from their personal statements, to learn more about each of them."

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2. First Round Results


A Hope middle blocker hits the ball over the net.

The first round of the NCAA Division III women's volleyball championship tournament is in the books.

No. 1 Claremont-M-S d. Fontbonne, 3-0
Texas-Dallas d. No. 25 UC Santa Cruz, 3-1
Chicago d. Texas Lutheran, 3-2
No. 6 Trinity (Texas) d. Puget Sound, 3-0
No. 5 Emory d. Bethany, 3-0
No. 16 Transylvania d. Randolph-Macon, 3-0
No. 7 Berry d. Covenant, 3-0
Carnegie Mellon d. Southern Virginia, 3-0

No. 8 NYU d. Westfield State, 3-0
Salisbury d. Endicott, 3-0
Williams d. Stevenson, 3-1
No. 15 Wesleyan (Conn.) d. Eastern Nazarene, 3-0
No. 3 Calvin d. Aurora, 3-1
No. 12 UW-Oshkosh d. No. 17 Otterbein, 3-2
No. 20 Hope d. No. 9 Wittenberg, 3-0
No. 10 Washington (Mo.) d. Millikin, 3-2

Mary Washington d. Cedar Crest, 3-0
Eastern d. Marymount, 3-2
Stevens d. Manhattanville, 3-0
Johns Hopkins d. Hunter, 3-0
No. 4 Northwestern d. North Park, 3-1
No. 14 UW-Stevens Point d. No. 21 Coe, 3-0
No. 13 Gustavus Adolphus d. No. 22 UW-Eau Claire, 3-1
No. 11 UW-Whitewater d. Cornell, 3-1

No. 2 Juniata d. Keene State, 3-0
Cortland d. Rowan, 3-0
Christopher Newport d. SUNY Morrisville, 3-1
No. 24 Ithaca d. Alfred State, 3-0
No. 19 Tufts d. Johnson and Wales, 3-0
Babson d. Swarthmore, 3-0
Scranton d. St. John Fisher, 3-0
No. 18 MIT d. Maine Maritime, 3-0


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3. Regional Championship Weekend

by USTFCCCA Communications

"Regional Championships Saturday is almost here!

You can feel the excitement in the air.

Let’s find out which teams and individuals are headed to the 2022 NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships next Saturday at the Forest Akers East Golf Course in East Lansing, Michigan."

>> What's At Stake: "Remember that the winning team (one) per gender in each region automatically qualify for the NCAA Championships, while the other 22 teams will be at-large selections."

>> What We're Watching: The Midwest Region features three women's teams in the top 6 - Chicago (1), Wartburg (2) and Washington MO (6). 

East Region: Bowdoin, host
Great Lakes Region: Hope, host
Metro Region: DeSales, host
Mid-Atlantic Region: Susquehanna, host
Mideast Region: St. Lawrence, host
Niagara Region: Rochester, host
North Region: St. Olaf, host
South Region: Christopher Newport, host
West Region: Whitworth, host


4. What We're Watching 

  Field Hockey

  • No. 2 Middlebury vs. No. 11 MIT
  • No. 5 Messiah vs. No. 6 Tufts
  • No. 4 Saint John's vs. No. 9 Bethel
  • No. 11 Cortland vs. No. 12 Ithaca
  • No. 20 Albion vs. Alma
  Soccer (M)
  • No. 7 North Central (Ill.) vs. UW-Superior
  • No. 15 North Park vs. Rose-Hulman
  • No. 21 Middlebury vs. Rowan
  Soccer (W)
  • No. 6 Trinity (Texas) vs. Pomona-Pitzer
  • No. 13 Mary Hardin-Baylor vs. No. 18 Pacific Lutheran
  • No. 16 Virginia Wesleyan vs. No. 21 Puget Sound
  • No. 3 Calvin vs. No. 12 UW-Whitewater
  • No. 4 Northwestern vs. No. 14 UW-Stevens Point
  • No. 5 Emory vs. No. 16 Transylvania
  • No. 10 Washington (Mo.) vs. No. 20 Hope
  • No. 11 UW-Whitewater vs. No. 13 Gustavus Adolphus

5.  Lightning Round 


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   Happy Birthday

  • Weekend cake and candles for Tommy Murphy, assistant baseball coach, Hanover; Riley Zayas, sportwriter, True To The Cru; and Doug Ross, associate AD, Southwestern. Advance wishes to Natalie Dreyer, SWA, Ozarks; Meghan Roman, AD, Illinois College; Katie Marcella, head basketball coach, Union; Luke Jewett, track and field S-A, Muskingum (Sat.); and David Kurvink, head tennis coach, Muhlenberg (Sun.)

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6.  Comings and Goings
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