November 16, 2012

Information for NCAA Division III Field Hockey National Championship Weekend

William Smith College will host the 2012 NCAA Division III Field Hockey Championship this weekend, Nov. 17-18. DePauw will take on No. 10 Tufts in the first national semifinal match up on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 11 a.m. on McCooey Field. No. 3 Mary Washington will then square off with No. 2 Montclair State in the second semifinal at 2 p.m. The national championship will be played on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 1 p.m.

Tickets are $7 for general admission, $4 for students and senior citizens, and $3 for children ages 3-12. All-session adult tickets are also available for $10, and all-session tickets for students and senior citizens are $6.

Fans unable to make it to McCooey Field can follow the action online with Live Stats and Live Video on NCAA.com.

Montclair State vs. Mary Washington

Live Stats: http://www.ncaa.com/game/fieldhockey/d3/2012/11/17/mary-washington-montclair-st

Live Video: http://www.ncaa.com/championship/liveplayer/player?gameId=220902&date=2012/11/17

All media credential requests must be made online at www.ncaa.com/media


Here's a quick look at the participating teams:

DEPAUW
Location: Greencastle, Ind.
Overall record: 21-1
Record on the road: 11-1
Ohio North Coast Athletic Conference record: 14-0 (Conference Champions)
Penn Monto/NFHCA Ranking: N/A
How They Reached NCAA tournament: Automatic Bid
2012 Tournament Results: 3-2 overtime win over Utica, 2-1 overtime win over Middlebury
NCAA Tournament Appearances (Most Recent): 3 (1999)
NCAA Tournament record: 2-2
National Championships: None
Head Coach: Gina Preston Wills, 6th season (88-31)
Goals: 83
Goals Allowed: 12
Leading Scorers: Margaret Ellis (27), Bridgette Shamleffer (16), Paige Henry (13)
Assist Leaders: Maggie Campbell (11), Ellis (10), Henry (9)
Starting Goalie: Maggie Steele (0.54 GAA, .745 save percentage, 21-1-0, 15 sho)

TUFTS
Location: Medford, Mass.
Overall record: 17-2
Record on the road: 8-2
NESCAC record: 9-1 (2nd)
Penn Monto/NFHCA Ranking: 10
How They Reached NCAA tournament: At-Large
2012 Tournament Results: 8-0 win over Castleton St., 4-2 win over William Smith, 2-1 win over Bowdoin
NCAA Tournament Appearances (Most Recent): 7 (2010)
NCAA Tournament record: 9-6
National Championships: None
Head Coach: Christine McDavitt, 8th year, 122-36
Goals: 52
Goals Allowed: 24
Leading Scorers: Chelsea Yogerst (13), Kelsey Perkins (10)
Assist Leaders: Rachel Gerhardt (7), Emily Cannon (5), Lia Sagerman (5), Maggie Chapman (5)
Starting Goalie: Brianna Keenan (1.04 GAA, .754 save percentage, 16-1-0, 5 sho)

MARY WASHINGTON
Location: Fredericksburg, Va.
Overall record: 20-1
Record on the road: 6-1
CAC record: 5-0 (Conference Champions)
Penn Monto/NFHCA Ranking: 3rd
How They Reached NCAA tournament: Automatic Bid
2012 Tournament Results: 3-1 win over Eastern, 3-2 win over Lynchburg
NCAA Tournament Appearances (Most Recent): 9th (2010)
NCAA Tournament record: 6-8
National Championships: None
Head Coach: Lindsey Elliott, 2nd year (35-6)
Goals: 89
Goals Allowed: 25
Leading Scorers: Lisa Charney (25), Amy Abernathy (13), Jenna Steele (13)
Assist Leaders: Caitlin Baker (17), Florence George (7)
Starting Goalie: Claire Gianelle (1.01 GAA, .832 save percentage, 17-1-0, 3 sho)

MONTCLAIR STATE
Location: Montclair, N.J.
Overall record: 21-1
Record on the road: 10-1
NJAC Conference record: 6-0 (Conference Champions)
Penn Monto/NFHCA Ranking: 2nd
How They Reached NCAA tournament: Automatic Bid
2012 Tournament Results: 1-0 win over Christopher Newport, 2-0 win over University of Rochester
NCAA Tournament Appearances (Most Recent): 4th (2011)
NCAA Tournament record: 5-3
National Championships: None
Head Coach: Beth Gottung (165-54)
Goals: 77
Goals Allowed: 14
Leading Scorers: Kate Norgard (16), Frances Schaefer (16), Jennifer Tafro (15)
Assist Leaders: Tafro (13), Brooke Hullings (9)
Starting Goalie: Megan Bosland (0.65 GAA, .860 save percentage, 21-1-0, 10 sho)