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MAY 1, 2023 | written by STEVE ULRICH
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1. Quack Attack
“For the second time in school history, the Stevens Institute of Technology men's volleyball team stands atop Division III.
Sophomore Koby Sherman had a match-high 16 kills and senior Connor Feulner finished with nine kills and five blocks as the second-ranked Ducks defeated No. 5 North Central College 3-1 (25-15, 26-24, 15-25, 25-22) Sunday afternoon in the national championship match hosted by Stevenson University at Owings Mills Gymnasium.
The Ducks are now two-time Division III champions after winning Stevens' first-ever team national title in 2015. Stevens also won the 45th team national championship in Middle Atlantic Conference history and the first in men's volleyball. Stevens now joins Carthage and Springfield as multi-time DIII champions.”
» Worth Noting: “Senior Percy Bickford had 11 kills and classmate Louden Moran dished out 40 assists for the Ducks, who won their seventh straight to finish with a school-record 35 victories against just three defeats, with only two coming against Division III competition.” Luke Schmidt had 10 kills for the Cardinals (25-4)
» Of Note: “Play was halted in the early stages of the fourth set due to an issue with the lighting in the venue. The delay prompted dancing on the sidelines from both teams and a spirited handstand race.”
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2. Heading To Nationals
Denison women’s golf team (photo by Brandon Morgan)
Here are the teams that have secured their spots for the 2023 NCAA Division III men’s and women’s golf championships.
There are 43 teams in the men’s field - 34 Pool A, 1 Pool B and 8 Pool C - and 29 teams that will compete in the women’s tournament - 24 Pool A, 2 Pool B and 3 Pool C.
AMCC: (M) Penn State Altoona
A-R-C: (W) Central (M) May 4-6
ASC: (W/M) Texas-Dallas
AEC: (M) Cabrini
CC: (W) Gettysburg (M) Franklin & Marshall
CCIW: (W) Illinois Wesleyan (M) May 4-6
CCC: (M) Endicott
E8: (M) St. John Fisher
GNAC: (M) Saint Joseph’s (Maine)
HCAC: (W) Rose-Hulman (M) May 5-7
LAND: (W) Catholic (M) Scranton
LL: (W) New York U. (M) RPI
LEC (M): Eastern Connecticut
MASCAC: (M) Salem State
MIAA: (W) Adrian (M) Hope
MAC: (W) York
MACC: (M) Hood
MACF: (M) Stevens
MIAC: (W) Carleton (M) Saint John’s
NESCAC: (W) Amherst (M) Middlebury
NAC: (M) Husson
NCAC: (W) Denison (M) Wittenberg
NWGC: (W) Cortland
NACC: (W) Aurora (M)
NWC: (W) George Fox (M) Willamette
OAC: (W/M) Otterbein
ODAC: (W) Washington and Lee (M) Guilford
PAC: (W) Westminster (M) Washington & Jefferson
SKY: (M) Farmingdale State
SLIAC: (M) Webster
SAA: (W) Centre (M)
SCIAC: (W) Pomona-Pitzer (M) Claremont-M-S
SCAC: (W) Trinity TX (M) St. Thomas
UEC: (M) Penn College
UMAC: (W) Minnesota-Morris (M) UW-Superior
USAS: (W) Methodist (M)
WIAC: (W) Whitewater
» Selection Dates: (W) May 1, 1 p.m. ET (M) May 8
» Championship Dates/Sites: (W) May 9-12, Mission Inn Resort and Club, Howey-in-the-Hills FL; (M) May 16-19, Keene Trace, Nicholasville KY.
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3. Florida Bound
George Fox men’s tennis (photo by Beth Merritt)
Here are the teams that have secured their spots for the 2023 NCAA Division III men’s and women’s tennis championships.
There are 44 teams in the men’s field - 35 Pool A, 3 Pool B and 6 Pool C - and 49 teams that will compete in the women’s tournament - 40 Pool A, 1 Pool B and 8 Pool C.
AMCC: (M) Penn State Behrend (W) Pitt-Greensburg
A-R-C: (M/W) Luther
ASC: (M) Concordia (W) Texas-Dallas
AEC: (W) Marymount
CC: (M) Swarthmore (W) Johns Hopkins
CUNYAC: (M) Baruch (W) Hunter
C2C: (W) Mary Washington
CCIW: (M) Carthage (W) North Central
CSAC: (W) Cairn
CCC: (M) Nichols (W) Endicott
E8: (M) Houghton (W) Hartwick
GNAC: (M) Eastern Nazarene (W) Colby-Sawyer
HCAC: (M/W) Transylvania
LAND: (M/W) Drew
LL: (M) RPI (W) Skidmore
LEC: (M) Salem State (W) UMass Boston
MIAA: (M) Kalamazoo (W) Hope
MACC: (M) Lebanon Valley (W) Lebanon Valley
MACF: (M) Stevens (W) Stevens
MWC (M/W): Grinnell
MIAC: (M) Gustavus Adolphus (W) Carleton
NESCAC: (M) Middlebury (W) Wesleyan
NEWMAC: (M/W) MIT
NJAC: (M) UW-Whitewater (W) TCNJ
NAC: (W) Husson
NCAC: (M) Denison (W) Kenyon
NACC: (M) MSOE (W) Concordia
NWC: (M) George Fox (W) Whitman
OAC: (M) Ohio Northern (W) Otteberin
ODAC: (M/W) Washington and Lee
PAC: (M/W) Allegheny
SKY: (M/W) Farmingdale State
SAA: (M/W) Sewanee
SCIAC: (M/W) Claremont-M-S
SCAC: (M/W) Trinity
SUNYAC: (W) New Paltz
UAA: (M) Case Western Reserve (W) Chicago
UEC: (M) St. Mary’s
UMAC: (M) Greenville (W) Northwestern
USAS: (M/W) North Carolina Wesleyan
WIAC: (W) Whitewater
» Team Selections: Posted on NCAA.com by noon ET
» Championship Dates/Site: May 13-22, USTA National Campus (Collegiate Center), Orlando, FL
4. Lightning Round ⚡️
🏈 Football. Aurora OT Chris Toth, Union RB Ike Irabor and Bethel OG Travis Sinclair were invited to NFL rookie minicamps after Division III football players were shut out in the NFL draft for the second season in a row. Toth was picked up by the Chicago Bears, Irabor is going to the New York Giants' rookie camp and Sinclair is headed to the Vikings.
⛳️ Golf. Congratulations to UW-La Crosse senior Keila Kittelson on her hole-in-one on the par-3 17th hole at the Pheasant Hill GC on Saturday.
🎂 Happy Birthday. Cake and candles for Dana Lindstrom, assistant director of athletics, Gwynedd Mercy.
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5. Comings and Goings
AUSTIN - Brandon Johnson named head softball coach
BUFFALO STATE - Rachel Grampp named head women’s ice hockey coach
CARTHAGE - Megan Jones named head women’s basketball coach. Ryan Castle stepped down as head water polo coach
KEYSTONE - Andrew Kettel named head men’s basketball coach
LAKELAND - Amber Peterson resigned as head women’s basketball coach
MEREDITH - Shannon Yates named athletic director
NAZARETH - Tara Jehlen named head women’s volleyball coach
RANDOLPH - Sheldon Blue named head men’s soccer coach
ROWAN - Eric Brennan named interim head men’s basketball coach
STEVENS - Russ Rogers named assistant vice president and director of athletics
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