NE-10 to be Extremely Well-Represented at Upcoming NCAA Championship Events

NE-10 to be Extremely Well-Represented at Upcoming NCAA Championship Events



November 7, 2016

NE-10 Well-Represented in Cross Country, Field Hockey, Men’s & Women’s Soccer



INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – 16 Teams and individuals from four other Northeast-10 Conference programs will be competing at NCAA Fall Championships, as the fields for Men's and Women's Cross Country, Field Hockey, and Men's and Women's Soccer were announced today.

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The NE-10 had five men's soccer programs selected, making it the highest number of programs from one conference in the nation. Adelphi, Franklin Pierce, Le Moyne, Merrimack, and Southern New Hampshire.

Adelphi, as the #2 seed, will serve as a host for one of the two regionals. It's the ninth-straight bid for the Penmen, who won the 2013 National Championship.

In women's soccer, Adelphi, American International, and Stonehill were all tabbed for inclusion into the NCAA Championship Field. The Panthers women's team will also serve as a host for this weekend's action.

LIU Post claimed the top seed in the East Region of the NCAA Field Hockey Championship and will have a first-round bye after winning the NE-10 Championship. Saint Anselm was tabbed as the second seed, followed by Stonehill as the third and final team of the region.

The Hawks and Skyhawks will face off in Manchester on Saturday at 6 p.m., and the winner will take on the Skyhawks in the semifinals on Friday, Nov. 11.

Stonehill is the predetermined host of the 2016 NCAA Field Hockey Championships, which will be played at W.B. Mason Stadium, November 18-20. The two national semifinals will be played on Friday, November 18, at 2 and 5 p.m., with the national championship game taking place Sunday, November 20, at 1 p.m.        

After this past weekend’s NCAA Championship East Regional, which was hosted by Franklin Pierce, five NE-10 cross country teams earned spots in the 2016 NCAA Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Championships, which will take place on Saturday, Nov. 19 in Saint Leo, Florida.

Assumption and Stonehill were selected on the women’s side, while AIC, Bentley, and Stonehill will compete on the men's side. 

In addition to the five NE-10 cross country teams advancing, four more individuals from four different programs will compete for a national championship as well. Two earned spots on the women’s side in AIC's Pascaline Jerotich and Southern Connecticut’s Natasha Fitzpatrick, while Franklin Pierce's Aidan Gilbride, Dage Minors, and Southern New Hampshire’s Nacho Hernando-Angulo represent the NE-10 on the men’s side.

The Northeast-10 Conference is an association of 15 NCAA Division II colleges and universities located in New England and New York that is committed to supporting balanced academic and athletic opportunities for more than 6,000 student-athletes. 

Each year, 4,500 of those student-athletes compete in conference championships in 24 sports, making the NE-10 the largest DII conference in the country in terms of sport sponsorship. Leading the way in the classroom, on the field and within the community, the Northeast-10 is proud of its comprehensive program and the experience it provides student-athletes.