New Haven Heads Four Northeast-10 Schools Garnering NCAA Volleyball Selection

New Haven Heads Four Northeast-10 Schools Garnering NCAA Volleyball Selection

For Immediate Release

November 14, 2011

South Easton, Mass. – The field for the 2011 NCAA Division II Volleyball Championship was announced on Sunday night, as the University of New Haven, Adelphi University, Stonehill College and Pace University all earned bids to the national tournament.

New Haven (21-6) received the No. 1 seed in the East Region and will host the First Round from November 17-19. The Chargers, who fell in the quarterfinals of the Northeast-10 Conference Championship to the University of Massachusetts Lowell last week, will draw No. 8 Pace (20-10) in first-round action. New Haven went 15-0 in conference play this fall.

Adelphi (22-7) received the fourth seed in the East after netting its first ever Northeast-10 Championship over the weekend. The Panthers will draw fifth-seeded Stonehill (27-6), whom they recently beat in the conference semifinals on Friday night.

Pace also fell to Adelphi in the first round of Northeast-10 Championship play last week.

All first-round contests at host New Haven will be played this Thursday, Nov. 17. No. 2 Dowling, No. 3 Bridgeport, No. 6 NYIT and No. 7 Caldwell will also compete in the East Region.

To view the interactive NCAA Division II Volleyball Championship bracket, click here.  To see the East Regional schedule, see below.

The Northeast-10 is an association of 16 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 5,500 student-athletes. Each year, 4,000 of those student-athletes compete in Conference championships in 23 sports, making the NE-10 the largest DII conference in the country. 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. 

2011 NCAA Tournament - East Regional Schedule

Thursday, November 17
12 p.m. - #3 Bridgeport vs. #6 NYIT
2:30 p.m. - #2 Dowling vs. #7 Caldwell
5:00 p.m. - #1 New Haven vs. #8 Pace
7:30 p.m. - #4 Adelphi vs. #5 Stonehill

Friday, November 18
5:00 p.m. - Semifinal Match #1
7:30 p.m. - Semifinal Match #2

Saturday, November 19
7:00 p.m. - Championship Match