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D3 Hoops: Conference Tournament Scoreboard (Feb. 16th)


By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports & @Noontime_Hoops 

The road to the 2019 NCAA Division III Tournament has officially begun with a few conference tournament quarterfinals, which took place this afternoon.

Below are the results from today’s North Atlantic Conference (NAC) and New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) quarterfinals.

NAC Men’s Basketball

  • Thomas College 67, Maine Maritime 63
  • SUNY Canton 85, UMPI 63

NAC Women’s Basketball 

  • SUNY Canton 78, Thomas College 47
  • NVU-Lyndon 66, UMaine-Farmington 42

NESCAC Men’s Basketball 

  • Amherst College 63, Wesleyan University 56
  • Tufts University 85, Middlebury College 76
  • Hamilton College 93, Colby College 88
  • Williams College 88, Trinity College 77

NESCAC Women’s Basketball 

  • Bowdoin College 96, Conn. College 75
  • Middlebury College 75, Trinity College 71
  • Tufts University 75, Williams College 51
  • Amherst College 60, Wesleyan University 40

D3 Hoops: NESCAC Quarterfinals Predictions (Feb. 16th)



By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports 

Welcome to the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Basketball Tournament, everyone!

This weekend, the NESCAC will have 16 teams in action with eight of them advancing to next weekend’s semifinal and championship round.

Before we tip-off, this weekend’s quarterfinals, allow us to dish out some picks for all eight quarterfinals.

Men’s Basketball

No. 8 Tufts University at No. 1 Middlebury College: The Jumbos beat the Panthers weeks ago, but this is a different Middlebury team they will be seeing in the opening round of the NESCAC Tournament. A win for Middlebury would secure them a home semifinal game next week and perhaps a championship tilt, too. PREDICTION: Middlebury College 

No. 7 Colby College at No. 2 Hamilton College: The Continentals capped their season with a win over Amherst earlier this week, which should provide them enough momentum to get past the Mules in round one. PREDICTION: Hamilton College 

No. 6. Wesleyan University at No. 3 Amherst College: The Cardinals have only won one game this month, so this is basically a win or go home situation for Wesleyan. Amherst will look to rebound from a recent loss to Hamilton from earlier this week. PREDICTION: Amherst College 

No. 5 Trinity College at No. 4 Williams College: This is not an ideal first-round match-up for the Ephs, who did find a way to beat the Bantams earlier this season. Trinity capped its regular season with four-straight wins, including an early February victory over Wesleyan, which may help them get past the Purple and Yellow in Williamstown. PREDICTION: Trinity College 

Women’s Basketball 

No. 8 Connecticut College at No. 1 Bowdoin College: The Camels will provide the Polar Bears with some challenges but in the end, the best team in both the region and country will prevail. PREDICTION: Bowdoin College 

No. 7 Wesleyan University at No. 2 Amherst College: A win for the Mammoths would provide the squad with their third-straight win over the Cardinals this season. PREDICTION: Amherst College 

No. 6 Williams College at No. 3 Tufts University: Since falling to Amherst earlier this month, the Jumbos have rebounded with a trio of wins, including a pair of league victories. They have enough momentum to secure a date with Amherst in the semifinal round next Saturday. PREDICTION: Tufts University 

No. 5 Middlebury College at No. 4 Trinity College: The Bantams outlasted the Panthers, 59-55, last month and should once again find a way past Middlebury on their home court. PREDICTION: Trinity College 

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D3 Hoops: NESCAC Tournament Quarterfinals Schedule



By Matt Noonan | @MattyNoonz11

The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) men and women’s basketball tournaments tips-off this weekend with eight match-ups – four men’s games, four women’s games.

Middlebury College secured the top spot on the men’s tournament, while Bowdoin College earned the number one position on the women’s side.

Here are this weekend’s quarterfinal schedules (below) with the top four teams serving as the home teams. All eight quarterfinals will take place Saturday, February 16th.

Men’s Basketball Quarterfinals

  • No. 6 Wesleyan University at No. 3 Amherst College, 2 p.m.
  • No. 8 Tufts University at No. 1 Middlebury College, 3 p.m.
  • No. 7 Colby College at No. 2 Hamilton College, 3 p.m.
  • No. 5 Trinity College at No. 4 Williams College, 3 p.m.

Women’s Basketball Quarterfinals

  • No. 8 Connecticut College at No. 1 Bowdoin College, 2 p.m.
  • No. 6 Williams College at No. 3 Tufts University, 3 p.m.
  • No. 5 Middlebury College at No. 4 Trinity College, 3 p.m.
  • No. 7 Wesleyan University at No. 2 Amherst College, 4 p.m.

Following the conclusion of this weekend’s quarterfinals, both tournaments will shift to the highest remaining seed for the following weekend’s (Feb. 23rd and 24th) semifinal and championship rounds.

D3 Lacrosse: Players To Watch In Connecticut In 2019


Wesleyan’s Allegra Grant will be a goalie to watch this spring between the pipes. (PHOTO COURTESY: Jonas Powell)

By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports & @NoontimeLax 

Our preseason D3 Lacrosse coverage continues with highlighting 20 players to watch in Connecticut today, including 10 men and women’s players from Coast Guard Academy, Connecticut College, Eastern Connecticut, Trinity College, Wesleyan University and Western Connecticut.

Similar to our Massachusetts team, our Connecticut team is powered by our friends from Zelos Athletics.

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Coast Guard Academy’s Riley McNulty will look to guide the Bears to a conference crown this spring. (PHOTO COURTESY: Brad Clift)

Connecticut Men’s D3 Lacrosse Team

Benner Geurtsen (Attack)

Coast Guard Academy

Rodman, N.Y.

Riley McNulty (Midfield)

Coast Guard Academy 

Annapolis, Md.

Trey Johnson (Goalie)

Coast Guard Academy

Millersville, Md.

Matthew Rougeot (Attack)

Eastern Connecticut 

Cheshire, Conn. 

Carter Hawthorne (Attack)

Wesleyan University

Massapequa, N.Y.

Christian Barker (Midfield)

Wesleyan University

Highlands Ranch, Colo.

Ronan Jacoby (Attack)

Wesleyan University

Glastonbury, Conn.

Otto Bohan (Goalie) 

Wesleyan University

Westlake, Ohio

Eric Caldwell (Attack)

Western Connecticut

East Moriches, N.Y.

Matthew Kolasinski (Defense)

Western Connecticut 

Smithtown, N.Y.


Connecticut Women’s D3 Lacrosse Team

Marietta Davis (Midfield)

Coast Guard Academy

Great Falls, Va.

Brenna Farrington (Midfield)

Coast Guard Academy

East Northport, N.Y.

Jamie Navoni (Midfield)

Connecticut College

Natick, Mass. 

Sophie Berger (Attack)

Trinity College

Bryn Mawr, Pa.

Abby Manning (Midfield)

Wesleyan University

Wilmington, Del.

Abigail Horst (Midfield) 

Wesleyan University

Pomfret, Conn.

Caroline Sgaglione (Defense)

Wesleyan University

Glen Head, N.Y.

Allegra Grant (Goalie)

Wesleyan University

Winnetka, Ill.

Lauren Bradshaw (Midfield)

Western Connecticut

Bethel, Conn.

Brooke Baldelli (Attack)

Western Connecticut

New Fairfield, Conn. 

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Noontime Sports New England D3 Women’s Basketball Top 10 (Jan. 21st)


By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports & @Noontime_Hoops 

Not a lot has changed in a week as the top six teams remain the same, but we did see UMass Dartmouth move-up two spots, thanks to recent wins over Eastern Connecticut (64-60) and Castleton University (66-45). The Corsairs, who have won four-straight, will attempt to continue their current momentum later this week when they visit Southern Maine in an important conference clash before hosting Keene State on Saturday.

Trinity College also moved-up, checking-in ninth overall following a few recent wins over MCLA and St. Joseph’s (Long Island). The Bantams host Williams College on Friday followed by sixth-ranked Middlebury College next Sunday.

Finally, make sure to keep an eye on fifth-ranked Babson College this week, which hosts MIT in an important mid-week clash. The Beavers appear to be the team to beat in their conference, but don’t sleep on the Engineers, Springfield College and Smith College.

Noontime Sports D3 New England Women’s Basketball Poll | Jan. 21st, 2019 

1. Bowdoin College

17-0, 4-0 NESCAC Last Week: No. 1
2. Amherst College 14-1, 3-0 NESCAC Last Week: No. 2 
3. Tufts University 16-1, 3-1 NESCAC Last Week: No. 3
4. St. Joseph’s (Maine) 17-0, 5-0 GNAC Last Week: No. 4
5. Babson College 14-2, 8-1 NEWMAC Last Week: No. 5
6. Middlebury College 15-2, 4-1 NESCAC Last Week: No. 6
7. UMass Dartmouth 14-3, 7-1 LEC Last Week: No. 9 
8. MIT 13-4, 7-2 NEWMAC Last Week: No. 8
9. Trinity College 15-3, 2-2 NESCAC Last Week: No. 10
10. Springfield College 11-6, 7-1 NEWMAC Last Week: No. 7 

On The Rise: Conn. College, Emmanuel College, Smith College, Southern Maine and Worcester State 

Previous Polls: Preseason | Week One | Week Two | Week Three| Week Four|Week Five| Week Six | Week Seven 

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