Lax, Tennis Regional Rankings; Track Ratings
APRIL 27, 2023 | written by STEVE ULRICH
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1. Volleyball All-Americans
Jarrett Anderson, Springfield
The American Volleyball Coaches Association is proud to announce its 20th annual Division III Men's Volleyball All-America Teams.
Heading the list of the 28 players making the first and second teams are Springfield's Jarrett Anderson, St. John Fisher's Josh Bigford, and Rutgers Newark's Andrew Zaleck, who join a short list of four-time Division III All-Americans. Anderson also becomes just the sixth four-time first-teamer.
The 2023 Division III Newcomer of the Year is Dylan Mulvaney, a freshman setter from Springfield College.
RS-Jarrett Anderson, Sr., Springfield
OH-Josh Bigford, Grad, St. John Fisher
MB-Zach Bulthuis, Sr., Carthage
S-Tyler Donovan, Jr., North Central, Ill.
MB-Kevin Duffy, Grad, Juniata
OH-Andrew Kim, Sr., Vassar
S-Jacob Kim, Jr., Vassar
OH-Jared Moser, Sr., North Central, Ill.
S-Dylan Mulvaney, Fr., Springfield
OH-Mason Nissley, Sr., Messiah
OH-Christian Sheaffer, Soph., Southern Virginia
MB-Gavin van Beveren, Sr., Vassar
OH-Owen Wickens, Jr., Nazareth
RS-Andrew Zaleck, Sr., Rutgers-Newark
Player of the Year: announced Thursday
Newcomer of the Year: Dylan Mulvaney, Fr., S, Springfield
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2. Regional Rankings
Jace Conley, Albion
It’s regional rankings time for Division III men’s and women’s lacrosse as we bring down the curtain on the regular season around the country. Here are the top four teams in each region.
Region I: Tufts, Middlebury, Williams, Amherst
Region II: RIT, RPI, Clarkson, Union
Region III: Salisbury, Christopher Newport, Dickinson, Swarthmore
Region IV: Lynchburg, Washington and Lee, Kenyon, Denison
Region V: Albion, Illinois Wesleyan, Elmhurst, Centre
Region I: Middlebury, Wesleyan, Tufts, Colby
Region II: MIT, Roger Williams, Babson, Endicott
Region III: William Smith, TCNJ, St. John Fisher, Cortland
Region IV: Franklin & Marshall, Gettysburg, York, Messiah
Region V: Washington and Lee, Salisbury, Roanoke, Christopher Newport
Region VI: Kenyon, Mount Union, DePauw, Ohio Wesleyan
Region VII: Chicago, Pomona-Pitzer, Claremont-M-S, George Fox
3. Regional Rankings
Sabrina Tang, Grinnell (photo by Cory Hall)
It’s conference championship weekend around DIII tennis and here is the penultimate regional rankings for men and women.
Region I: Tufts, Middlebury, Williams, Bowdoin
Region II: Skidmore, Hobart, RPI, Vassar
Region III: Swarthmore, Johns Hopkins, Stevens, Haverford
Region IV: Emory, Sewanee, North Carolina Wesleyan, Washington and Lee
Region V: Case Western Reserve, Denison, Kenyon, DePauw
Region VI: Washington U., Chicago, North Central (Ill.), Carthage
Region VII: Gustavus Adolphus, UW-Whitewater, Carleton, Grinnell
Region VIII: Claremont-M-S, Southwestern, Trinity (Texas), Caltech
bold indicates clinched conference AQ
» Conference Tourneys We’re Watching This Week: NESCAC (1-Tufts, 2-Middlebury, 3-Williams, 4-Bowdoin, 6-Colby, 7-Amherst); Liberty (1-Skidmore, 2-Hobart, 3-RPI, 4-Vassar); Centennial (1-Swarthmore, 2-Johns Hopkins, 4-Haverford, 5-Washington College); North Coast (2-Denison, 3-Kenyon, 4-DePauw); SCIAC (1-CMS, 4-Caltech, 6-Redlands, 7-Pomona-Pitzer).
Region I: Middlebury, Wesleyan, Babson, MIT
Region II: New York U., Vassar, Skidmore, RPI
Region III: Johns Hopkins, Swarthmore, Haverford, Franklin & Marshall
Region IV: Emory, Sewanee, Mary Washington, Washington and Lee
Region V: Carnegie Mellon, Case Western Reserve, Kenyon, Denison
Region VI: Chicago, Washington U., North Central (Ill.), Wheaton (Ill.)
Region VII: Grinnell, UW-Whitewater, Carleton, Gustavus Adolphus
Region VIII: Claremont-M-S, Pomona-Pitzer, Trinity (Texas), Southwestern
bold indicates clinched conference AQ
» Conference Tourneys We’re Watching This Week: NESCAC (1-Middlebury, 2-Wesleyan, 5-Amherst, 6-Tufts, 7-Williams); Liberty (2-Vassar, 3-Skidmore, 4-RPI, 6-Union, 7-St. Lawrence); Centennial (1-Johns Hopkins, 2-Swarthmore, 3-Haverford, 4-Franklin & Marshall); MIAC (3-Carleton, 4-Gustavus Adolphus, 5-Bethel, 6-Macalester); SCIAC (1-CMS, 2-Pomona-Pitzer, 6-Redlands, 7-Chapman)
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TRACK AND FIELD
4. MIT, UW-La Crosse Top Ratings
Skye Digman, UW-La Crosse
MIT and UW-La Crosse are ranked first in the USTFCCA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Ratings Index this week.
UW-La Crosse, 121.02
George Fox, 90.98
John Carroll, 76.64
UW-La Crosse, 251.25
Washington U., 209.17
Johns Hopkins, 101.79
Mount Union, 95.56
5. Lightning Round ⚡️
🗞 News. Our condolences to outgoing American Southwest Conference commissioner Amy Carlton on the passing of her husband, Chuck, a longtime Dallas Morning News sportswriter. May his memory be a blessing.
⚾️ Baseball. The first regional ranking of the 2023 season was released on Wednesday. Teams are listed in alphabetical order.
🥎 Softball. The first regional ranking of the 2023 season was released on Wednesday. Teams are listed in alphabetical order.
🎂 Happy Birthday. Cake and candles for Darryl Cummings, head tennis coach, Virginia Wesleyan; and Jim Berger, athletics communications director, Saint Vincent.
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6. Comings and Goings
ALBION - Justin Dacey named assistant women’s soccer coach
ALVERNO - Christy L. Brown named president
CABRINI - Ryan Van Velst named head men’s basketball coach
COLBY-SAWYER - Mitch Capelle will step down as director of athletics on May 6
MONMOUTH - Clarence R. Wyatt announced his retirement as president at end of 2023-24 academic year
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