Weekly NEAC Notes: NEAC Teams Compete in Spring NCAA Championships

Weekly NEAC Notes: NEAC Teams Compete in Spring NCAA Championships

GANSEVOORT, N.Y. – This week’s NEAC notes takes a look at the teams that represented the conference in the NCAA Tournament and the final conference champion that was crowned over the weekend.

Men’s Golf

Rutgers University-Camden began play at the NCAA Division III Men’s Golf Championships on Tuesday at the Mission Inn Resort and Club in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. The Scarlet Raptors were ranked 38th after the conclusion of round one on Tuesday. Participants and team leaderboards can be viewed here throughout the weekend.

Baseball

Penn State Berks defeated Penn College, 7-4, in game six of the NEAC Baseball Championship Tournament to earn its second-straight conference title and third in four years … Penn College wrapped up its season with a 25-13 overall record while Penn State Berks improved to 20-19 on the year … The Nittany Lions will be making their fourth consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament, appearing in the New England Regional at Whitehouse Field in Harwich, Mass … Penn State Berks will face No. 1 seed UMass-Boston on Thursday, May 18 at 1 p.m.

Softball 

Penn State Berks traveled to Ithaca College where the Nittany Lions dropped the first game to top-seeded Ithaca … In the second game against Susquehanna University, the Nittany Lions won 5-4 on a walk-off home run to earn their first NCAA Tournament victory before suffering elimination in a second matchup with Ithaca … Penn State Berks closed out the season with a 29-9 record … Four student-athletes were honored on the NFAC All-Region Northeast Team with Jenna Heffner (Bethlehem, Pa.) and Jessica Rozick (Bensalem, Pa. from Penn State Berks being represented on the First Team. Keuka College’s Colleen Mooney (Endicott, N.Y.) and Jessie Hammers (Wayland, N.Y.) were honored with spots on the All-Region Second Team.

Men’s Lacrosse

Morrisville State suffered a season-ending defeat at the hands of nationally-ranked No. 6 York College in the second round of the NCAA Division III Men’s Lacrosse Tournament … The Mustangs, who were making their third-straight NCAA appearance, finished the season with a 10-6 overall mark.

Women’s Lacrosse 

Morrisville State played nationally-ranked No. 18 St. John Fisher College in the opening round of the NCAA Division III Women’s Lacrosse Tournament on Saturday, suffering a 19-6 loss in the program’s second trip to the tournament … The Mustangs wrapped up the year with a 13-6 record. 

Women’s Tennis

Colby-Sawyer defeated Bridgewater State, 6-0, on Friday to advance to the second round … The Chargers’ season came to a close on Saturday in a loss to Bowdoin, ends their season at 17-6.

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The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) has fourteen NCAA Division III member institutions which include: Bryn Athyn College, Cazenovia College, College of St. Elizabeth, Gallaudet University, Keuka College, Lancaster Bible College, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Pennsylvania State University – Abington, Pennsylvania State University – Berks, SUNY Cobleskill, SUNY Morrisville State College, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Wells College, and Wilson College.  Associate members are: Cedar Crest College (W Swimming), D’Youville College (M Volleyball), Hilbert College (M&W Lacrosse, M Volleyball), Medaille College (M&W Lacrosse, M Volleyball), Pennsylvania State University – Altoona (M Volleyball), and Rutgers University – Camden (M Golf).  The NEAC has partnered with the North Atlantic Conference in the sports of field hockey and men’s and women’s tennis. For more information, please visit: www.neacsports.com.