Information for NCAA Division III Field Hockey National Championship Weekend

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)