Portions of this release courtesy of the NCAA.
INDIANAPOLIS – Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Field Hockey Tournament Champion Endicott will host Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) Champion Wilson in the First Round of the 2019 NCAA Division III Field Hockey Championship on Wednesday, Nov. 13. Game time is still to be determined.
The full 24-team field was announced late Sunday night via press release on NCAA.com.
The Gulls (18-4, 12-0 CCC) and Phoenix (10-8, 4-2 CSAC) were two of 17 teams that gained entry into this year’s tournament as their league’s automatic qualifier. They will matchup in one of eight First Round games on Wednesday with 14 others doing the same.
Endicott earned its second straight trip to the national tournament after defeating the University of New England, 3-2, in the CCC Tournament Championship match.
Wilson will be making its first-ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament after defeating Keystone, 1-0, in overtime to win the CSAC Championship.
The winner of Wednesday’s matchup with move on to play No. 9 Kean (18-2, 5-1 NJAC), which earned one of five Pool C at-large selections, in the Second Round at one of four campus sites that are hosting Second and Third Round games on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 16 and 17.
The winners of the four sites will advance to the semifinals and final, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 23 and 24, at Spooky Nook Sports Complex in Manheim, Pa. Semifinals will be played at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. EST, Saturday, Nov. 23, with the championship game being played at 1 p.m. EST, Sunday, Nov. 24.
2019 NCAA Division III Field Hockey Championship
First Round – Wednesday Nov. 13
Wilson at Endicott, TBD
ABOUT THE COMMONWEALTH COAST CONFERENCE
The Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC), founded in 1984, is an NCAA Division III athletic conference comprised of nine full member and two associate member institutions throughout the New England region. Its membership aims to provide student-athletes with a positive experience in their pursuit of excellence through high academic standards, quality competition, and a meaningful student life. The conference administers championships in 18 intercollegiate sports. In 2020, the conference will expand to 10 full members and 19 championship sports with the addition of Suffolk University and women’s ice hockey, respectively.