Bruins Are Leader Of The Pack
Tennis Final Four; Lax Down To Elite 8, Sweet 16; Selection Day for Baseball, Softball
MAY 15, 2023 | written by STEVE ULRICH
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» Selection Monday, We. We Come.
» Happening Today: NCAA DIII Administrative Committee (10:30a); Baseball Selection Show (12p); Softball Selection Show (1p); Committee on Women’s Athletics and Minority Opportunities and Interests Committee (1p); DIII Financial Risk Management Working Group (3p).
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1. Bruins Are Leader Of The Pack
George Fox held off a late charge from Washington U. to claim the NCAA Division III Women’s Golf Championship on Friday, downing the Bears by five shots.
The Bruins posted a final day score of 304 for a 54-hole team total of 933. WashU closed with the best round of the tournament, carding a four-woman total of 299, to finish second at 938. Claremont-M-S and Carnegie Mellon were third and fourth, respectively, at 943 and 947.
Washington’s Annie Mascot fashioned the low round of the tournament with a championship record five-under-par 68 to capture medalist honors at 224 - four shots clear of Redlands’ Hannah Jugar.
» What They’re Saying: “(The National Championship) represents a lot of hard work. Each day, we seemed to start out slower than other teams but then we got it done on the back nine. This final round was the best though,” said GFU head coach Mary Jo McCloskey."
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2. Down To Four
Neel Epstein, Middlebury (photo by Mike Walters)
We are down to the final four teams in both the men’s and women’s competitions at the NCAA Division III Tennis Championships in Orlando, Fla.
Women’s Quarterfinals - Sunday
#1 Chicago d. #14 Carnegie Mellon, 5-2
#4 Middlebury d. #15 Johns Hopkins, 5-2
#2 Claremont-M-S d. #8 Amherst, 5-4
#7 Emory d. #5 Wesleyan, 5-3
Semifinals - Tuesday
#1 Chicago vs. #4 Middlebury
#2 Claremont-M-S vs. #7 Emory
Men’s Quarterfinals - Saturday
#2 Tufts d. #7 Emory, 5-3
#6 Claremont-M-S d. #3 Washington U., 5-4
#4 Middlebury d. #11 Bowdoin, 5-4
#1 Case Western Reserve d. #13 Gustavus Adolphus, 5-4
Semifinals - Monday
#2 Tufts vs. #6 Claremont-M-S, noon
#1 Case Western Reserve vs. #4 Middlebury, noon
3. The Great Eight
The Elite Eight is set for the NCAA Division III Men’s Lacrosse Championship with national quarterfinal and semifinal action slated next weekend for Medford, Mass. and Salisbury, Md.
Men’s Second Round Scores
#1 Tufts d. #10 York, 21-8
#11 Lynchburg d. #13 Denison, 14-8
#3 RIT d. Babson, 20-9
#5 Middlebury d. #17 Union, 19-10
#2 Salisbury d. #8 Amherst, 14-10
#9 Washington and Lee d. Grove City, 13-10
#4 Christopher Newport d. #7 Gettysburg, 17-12
#6 Dickinson d. #20 Stevens, 12-10
Sectionals - May 20-21
#11 Lynchburg at #1 Tufts, 2:00
#3 RIT vs. #5 Middlebury, 5:00
#9 Washington and Lee at #2 Salisbury, 12:00
#6 Dickinson vs. #4 Christopher Newport, 3:00
Denison celebrates its OT win vs. Chicago (photo by Noman Cohen)
How sweet it is! The NCAA Division III women’s lacrosse championship tournament has reached the Sweet 16 stage with weekend games set for Middlebury, Vt., Gambier, Ohio, Geneva, N.Y. and Lexington, Va.
Women’s Second Round Scores
#1 Middlebury d. Geneseo, 19-4
#13 Trinity, Conn. d. #23 MIT, 11-10
#12 Colby d. #25 Babson, 20-8
#6 TCNJ d. #11 Messiah, 14-6
#21 Kenyon d. DePauw, 18-9
#18 Pomona-Pitzer d. George Fox, 24-7
#8 Franklin & Marshall d. #16 Roanoke, 16-14
Denison d. #17 Chicago, 10-9 (3OT)
#3 William Smith d. Rhodes, 17-1
#19 St. John Fisher d. Mount Union, 14-3
#5 Tufts d. #22 Cortland, 24-10
#7 Wesleyan d. Roger Williams, 19-6
#2 Washington and Lee d. Capital, 22-5
#9 Gettysburg d. #24 Christopher Newport, 17-7
#4 Salisbury d. Meredith, 20-3
#10 York d. #20 Stevens, 8-6
Sectionals - May 20-21
#13 Trinity at #1 Middlebury, 11:30
#12 Colby vs. #6 TCNJ, 2:30
#18 Pomona-Pitzer at #21 Kenyon, 1:00
#8 Franklin & Marshall at Denison, 4:00
#19 St. John Fisher at #3 William Smith, 1:00
#5 Tufts vs. #7 Wesleyan, 4:00
#9 Gettysburg at #2 Washington and Lee, 1:00
#4 Salisbury vs. #10 York, 4:00
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5. Bringing Home The Pennant
Congratulations to all the conference AQs and champions in Division III baseball and softball. Now we await the selection of the championship fields for the 2023 NCAA tournament.
Baseball: 41 automatic berths (Pool A), 2 berths for those in a conference without an AQ, and 17 at-large spots.
» Who’s In: Immaculata (AEC), Penn State Altoona (AMCC), Loras (A-R-C), East Texas Baptist (ASC), Johns Hopkins (CC), Augustana (CCIW), Keystone (CSAC), Endicott (CCC), St. John Fisher (E8), Johnson and Wales (GNAC), Franklin (HCAC), Susquehanna (LC), Ithaca (LL), E. Connecticut (LEC), Lebanon Valley (MACC), Arcadia (MACF), Bridgewater State (MASCAC), Adrian (MIAA), Beloit (MWC), Bethel (MIAC), Mitchell (NECC), Tufts (NESCAC), Wheaton, Mass. (NEWMAC), TCNJ (NJAC), Husson (NAC), Denison (NCAC), Aurora (NACC), Lewis & Clark (NWC), John Carroll (OAC), Lynchburg (ODAC), Washington & Jefferson (PAC), St. Joseph’s, L.I. (SKY), Birmingham-Southern (SAA), Cal Lutheran (SCIAC), Trinity, Texas (SCAC), Spalding (SLIAC), Brockport (SUNYAC), Penn State Harrisburg (UEC), Bethany Lutheran (UMAC), North Carolina Wesleyan (USAS), UW-La Crosse (WIAC)
» Selection Show: Monday, noon ET
Softball: 43 automatic berths (Pool A), 1 berth for those in a conference without an AQ, and 18 at-large spots.
» Who’s In: Cabrini (AEC), Penn State Altoona (AMCC), Wartburg (A-R-C), East Texas Baptist (ASC), Swarthmore (CC), Endicott (CCC), Millikin (CCIW), Saint Elizabeth (CSAC), John Jay (CUNYAC), St. John Fisher (E8), Simmons (GNAC), Transylvania (HCAC), Moravian (LC), UMass Dartmouth (LEC), Rochester (LL), York (MACC), Misericordia (MACF), Framingham State (MASCAC), Trine (MIAA), Grinnell (MWC), Bethel (MIAC), Husson (NAC), Concordia, Wis. (NACC), Hiram (NCAC), Eastern Nazarene (NECC), Williams (NESCAC), MIT (NEWMAC), TCNJ (NJAC), Linfield (NWC), Mount Union (OAC), Randolph-Macon (ODAC), Waynesburg (PAC), Berry (SAA), St. Thomas (SCAC), Redlands (SCIAC), Manhattanville (SKY), Spalding (SLIAC), Geneseo (SUNYAC), Case Western Reserve (UAA), Penn State Berks (UEC), UW-Superior (UMAC), Pfeiffer (USAS), UW-La Crosse (WIAC). 42
» Selection Show: Monday, 1 p.m. ET
6. Lightning Round ⚡️
🎓 Elite 90 Winners. Congrats to Case Western Reserve’s Sahil Dayal (Men’s Tennis) and Aurora’s Braeden Duncan (Men’s Golf)
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7. Comings and Goings
EDGEWOOD - Gary Oftedahl retired as head golf coach
EMORY - Katie Futcher retired as head women’s golf coach
FRANKLIN - Morgan McIntosh resigned as head women’s lacrosse coach. Todd Burris named head coach
HANOVER - Richard Warren named assistant athletic director
HAVERFORD - Nick Taylor resigned as head men’s lacrosse coach
ITHACA - Chris Hayes stepped down as head tennis coach
LAKE FOREST - Ryan Davis named head men’s basketball coach
NAZARETH - Kevin Broderick named associate athletic director. Mike Haymann named head cross country coach. James Goss named director of track and field operations.
NORTHLAND - Seamus Gregory resigned as director of athletics and head men’s ice hockey coach. Scott Sorenson named interim athletic director
RIPON - Steve Burns retired as head tennis coach
ST. JOSEPH’S (Brooklyn) - Joe Giacchi named head women’s basketball coach
SUNY CANTON - Announced it will join SUNYAC as associate member in men’s ice hockey starting in 2024-25
SUNYAC - Announced addition of women’s ice hockey as a championship sport beginning in 2023-24.
UNITED COLLEGIATE HOCKEY CONFERENCE - Announced the addition of Hood as a member in 2024-25
WASHINGTON U. - Brian Kindt named assistant director of athletic communications
WESLEYAN (Ga.) - Seth Berkebile named director of athletics
WHITTIER - Linda Oubre will resign as president on June 30
WISCONSIN-PLATTEVILLE - Topher Carton named head wrestling coach
WISCONSIN-STOUT - Aaron Froelich named head esports coach
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