Springfield College Home > Athletics > Field Hockey

Field Hockey is NCAA Bound for Third Straight Year; Hosts New England College Wednesday at 4:00 p.m.

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (November 6, 2006) – Fresh off its third straight NEWMAC title, the Springfield College field hockey team has learned that it will play New England College in a first-round NCAA Division III post-season tournament game this Wednesday at 4 pm at SC’s Benedum Field.

The Pride now owns a 17-5 overall record in 2006 following its 5-4 victory over Wellesley in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference final yesterday at Wellesley. The victory was SC’s third straight in NEWMAC Championship play, as SC also claimed NEWMAC titles in 2004 and 2005.

New England College of Henniker, N.H. owns the third-best record in the 24-team field of this NCAA Tourney. With a 19-2 overall mark, New England College’s record trails only those of Cortland State (18-0) and Bowdoin College (15-1).

The winner of the Springfield/New England College game will next play at Lebanon Valley College in a regional at Annville, Pennsylvania (not too far from Harrisburg). The winner would play the host school, Lebanon Valley (18-2), at 10 am on Saturday (Nov. 11). In the second game of the day at that regional, Salisbury University of Salisbury, Md. (17-3) would take on the winner of Wednesday’s game between Christopher Newport University of Newport News, Va. (12-3) and Alvernia College of Reading, Penn. (18-4). The regional final will be played at Lebanon Valley Sunday (Nov. 12) at 1 pm.

The NCAA Division III Field Hockey Final Four will be played on Friday-Saturday, Nov. 17-18 at William Smith College in Geneva,. N.Y.

Recruit Me
2013 Field Hockey Team Guide

Team Links

Head Coach Melissa Sharpe

Melissa Sharpe After nine years as head coach of the Pride, Melissa Sharpe has continued the tradition of winning on the field hockey turf, posting an impressive 130-68 record, good for a winning percentage of .656 at the helm of her alma mater. Read more.

Contact Head Coach Melissa Sharpe

E-Mail | Phone: 413.748.3167

Springfield College 263 Alden Street, Springfield, MA 01109-3797 413.748.3000 | Employment at SC
Copyright 2008-2009 Springfield College. All rights reserved worldwide.
Site design and production: Office of Marketing & Communications.