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NCAA.com | November 14, 2013

Montclair State selected as top seed for 2013 DIII Field Hockey Championship

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INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA Division III Field Hockey Committee announced Sunday the field of 24 teams that will compete in the 2013 NCAA Division III Field Hockey Championship.

Sixteen teams will compete in eight first-round games on campus sites Wednesday. The eight first-round winners, along with the eight teams that received a first-round bye, will compete at four campus sites during second/third-round play, Saturday and Sunday. 

The winners of the four sites will advance to the semifinals on Nov. 22, which will be hosted by Virginia Wesleyan University at the USA Field Hockey National Training Center in Virginia Beach, Va. The winners of the semifinals will advance to the final on Nov. 24, at L.R. Hill Sports Complex on the campus of Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va.  The semifinals will be played at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. ET, with the championship game being played at 10:30 a.m.

Eighteen conferences have been awarded automatic qualification for their champions into the 2013 championship. One team was selected from Pool B, which consists of independent institutions and institutions that are members of conferences that do not meet the requirements for automatic qualification. Finally, five berths were reserved for Pool C, which consists of institutions from automatic-qualifying conferences that are not the conference champions and the remaining teams from Pool B.

The 18 conferences and schools receiving automatic qualification are:

Capital Athletic Conference -- Salisbury

Centennial Conference -- Ursinus

Colonial States Athletic Conference -- Gwynedd Mercy

Commonwealth Conference -- Messiah

Commonwealth Coast Conference -- Gordon

Empire 8 -- Utica

Freedom Conference -- Wilkes

Landmark -- Catholic

Liberty League -- Skidmore

Little East Conference -- Keene State

New England Collegiate Conference -- Anna Maria

New England Small College Athletic Conference -- Middlebury

New England Women’s and Men’s Athletics Conference -- Wellesley

New Jersey Athletic Conference -- Montclair State

North Atlantic Conference -- Castleton

North Coast Athletic Conference -- DePauw

Old Dominion Athletic Conference -- Lynchburg

State University of New York Athletic Conference -- New Paltz State

The one Pool B team is Centre.

The five Pool C teams are Bowdoin, Christopher Newport, Mount Holyoke, Tufts and William Smith.

 

 

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