September 11, 2012

UMW Field Hockey Jumps to 12th in NFHCA National Poll

On the strength of a 5-0 start, including two wins over ranked opponents, the University of Mary Washington field hockey team jumped to 12th in the nation in this week's National Field Hockey Coaches Association's national Division III poll.

The Eagles, who downed #16 Lebanon Valley in the opener, 3-2, and topped #7 Lynchburg, 3-2, last Saturday, stand at #12 after recieving votes in last week's poll.

2012 Penn Monto / NFHCA Division III National Coaches Poll

This is a listing of the top 20 teams in the 2012 Penn Monto / NFHCA Division III National Coaches Poll,

as voted upon by NFHCA member coaches, with records through September 9, 2012 and total points

(first-place votes are in parentheses).

Institution Total Points Preseason Ranking

1. The College of New Jersey (2-0) 780 (24) 1

2. Middlebury College (2-0) 730 (8) 3

Tie. Salisbury University (5-0) 730 (4) 4

4. Messiah College (3-0) 686 (5) 5

5. Bowdoin College (1-0) 582 (1) 2

6. Skidmore College (3-0) 574 8

7. Catholic University (3-0) 503 11

8. Ursinus College (1-1) 383 6

9. Franklin & Marshall College (2-1) 359 10

10. Montclair State University (3-1) 358 9

11. Amherst College (1-0) 354 12

12. University of Mary Washington (5-0) 352 Unranked

13. Lynchburg College (3-1) 296 7

14. Christopher Newport University (3-1) 229 17

15. Haverford College (2-0) 223 Unranked

16. Tufts University (0-1) 221 14

17. Trinity College (CT) 218 15

18. Elizabethtown College (3-1) 174 Unranked

19. William Smith College (1-1) 166 13

20. University of Rochester (5-0) 123 Unranked

Also Receiving Votes: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (83), Wellesley College (76), Muhlenberg College (73),

Rowan University (70), SUNY Cortland (62).

This poll is available on the NFHCA website at www.nfhca.org. The next poll will be released on

Tuesday, September 18, 2012. The Penn Monto / NFHCA Division III National Coaches Poll has no



bearing on selection to the 2012 NCAA Division III Championship field.