CHANDLER, Ariz. – Slippery Rock broke into the national rankings at No. 10 when the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) released their updated rankings Tuesday.
The top-10 ranking is the first national ranking for the program since 1987, when the team competed in Division III, and matches the highest ranking in program history.
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Slippery Rock burst into the rankings after matching up against three of the top-ranked teams in the nation.
Slippery Rock is 3-3 on the year and is 0-1 in its conference.
Slippery Rock, under the direction of third-year head coach Julie Swiney, is looking for its second consecutive playoff berth in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference. Last season, The Rock earned their first postseason berth since 1987.
Shippensburg remained atop the national rankings this week. Defending national champion West Chester moved up to the No. 2 spot, with Bloomsburg slipping to No. 3. A total of eight PSAC institutions are ranked in the top-10. Merrimack and UMass Lowell are the only non-PSAC teams in the top-10.