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D3 Lax: Lasell College Men’s Lacrosse Picked To Capture The GNAC

Lasell MLAX SOCIAL

By NoontimeSports.com (@NoontimeSports) 

After capturing its first-ever Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) crown last spring with a 13-12 win over Mount Ida College, the Lasell College men’s lacrosse team was picked to win its conference again this season, per the league’s preseason poll, which was posted Wednesday, February 14th.

Lasell collected seven of 10 first-place votes, while Johnson & Wales, Norwich University and Mount Ida each earned one first-place nod – all three teams checked-in second, third and fourth, respectively.

Emmanuel College rounded out the top five positions, while Saint Joseph’s (Maine) and Regis College slid into the sixth and seventh spots.

Rivier University, Albertus Magnus and Anna Maria rounded out the final three spots, checking-in eighth, ninth and 10th, respectively.

The Lasers captured all eighth of their conference games last season before defeating Mount Ida and Norwich in the conference tournament.

Following their win against Mount Ida, Lasell competed in its first-ever NCAA Tournament game, but fell to Misericordia by a score of 9-7.

Lasell kicks-off its season on Wednesday, February 28 when they travel to Roger Williams for a 4 p.m. face-off.

Mass. College Hoops: A Few Thoughts On Div. III Basketball

By Matt Noonan 

With the college basketball season in Massachusetts slowly hitting the halfway point, it’s time to provide a few thoughts on what’s occurred in the Div. III world thus far.

* I’m not sure if this is a total shocker, but the WPI men’s basketball team is 10-0. They’ve managed to pullout a few impressive wins against Fitchburg State, Husson College and Rhode Island College, and will attempt to keep their perfect mark intact when they host Colby-Sawyer on Sunday, December 30.

* As usual, Amherst College remains one of the top squads in the country, as well as New England. The Lord Jeffs are currently 8-2, and riding a two-game winning streak. Amherst will attempt to keep their winning ways going over the next few weeks when they travel to four different institutions before returning home for a contest against Hamilton College on January 11.

* The NESCAC (New England Small College Athletic Conference) men’s basketball conference currently has three teams with eight wins (Amherst, Middlebury and Williams). As expected, all three teams will be in the running for a conference crown, but which one is the strongest unit? I’d probably say Amherst due to their depth, but let’s not count out the Ephs or Panthers.

* Jim O’Brien must have done something during the offseason, as his Emerson College Lions men’s basketball team is currently 4-4. The Lions have won two-of-three GNAC (Great Northeast Athletic Conference) games, but know their biggest test will occur on January 19, against Albertus Magnus.

* The GNAC women’s conference seems like a toss-up, but luckily its only December. Emmanuel College hasn’t played a single conference game, but has managed to win eight-of-night contests. The Saints only setback came against Amherst College, but luckily they’ve been able to rebound with two back-to-back victories against Endicott College and Salem State.

* Babson College and Smith College both have eight wins. Yet, the Beavers haven’t lost this season. The Pioneers only loss came against RPI, but ever since they’ve won six consecutive games. Both teams will meet twice in 2013, and it’ll be interesting to see if Lynn Hersey’s squad can overcome their past NEWMAC (New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference) championship losses.

* Tufts University’s women’s team has been on a roll. The Jumbos have won all nine of their contests and will attempt to earn their 10th win against Connecticut College on Monday, December 31. Are the Jumbos for real? Tufts’ has always been a tough team to beat, and this year they certainly have been impressive.

Mass. College Hoops: Div. III Women’s Basketball Rankings

By NoontimeSports.com 

The Div. III college basketball season is in full swing, and below is our first official women’s poll of the season.

Do you agree with our rankings? If not, send us an email to NoontimeSports@gmail.com or contact us on Twitter (@NoontimeSports or @NoonSportsBlog).

1.) Amherst College (5-0) – Despite some critical graduating losses, G.P. Gromacki’s squad has continued their success with wins against non-conference foes. Their toughest test of the season will occur on Tuesday at Emmanuel College.

2.) Tufts University (6-0) – The Jumbos have stampeded, not literally, over their most recent opponents. Hannah Foley continues to lead the squad in points (73), while Kate Barnosky has chipped in 51 points and 21 assists.

3.) Emmanuel College (6-0) – The Saints have managed to rattle off six straight wins since the season commenced, but can they earn their seventh on Tuesday against Amherst?

4.) Babson College (6-0) – The Beavers may have entered the season without two of their best players, but Sarah Collins has made up for their graduating losses with some impressive performances. Babson can earn a comfortable advantage in the NEWMAC (New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference) standings with victories against Wellesley College and Wheaton College this week.

5.) Williams College (5-1) – The Bears of Bridgewater State rallied in the second half of Saturday’s game to edge the host Ephs, 61-60 in Williamstown. Yet, despite the loss, Pat Manning’s squad managed to secure some early season non-conference wins against Salve Regina and Springfield College, so don’t expect the purple and yellow to slow down following their first setback.

Honorable Mentions: Bridgewater State, Clark University, Curry College, Endicott College, Smith College, Suffolk University, WPI, UMass Dartmouth

Mass College Hoops: March Madness Saturday Schedule

By NoontimeSports.com 

Friday was an exciting night for many collegiate basketball teams in Massachusetts, who punched their ticket to the second round of the March Madness NCAA Div. III tournament. However, some squads experienced heartbreaking losses, which ended their season.

So, without further ado, it’s time to unveil the second round schedule for Saturday, Mar. 3.

Men’s College Hoops:

* Becker College vs. Scranton University @ 7:00pm in Wayne, New Jersey 

* MIT vs. Farmingdale State @ 7:00pm in Oneonta, New York 

* Amherst College vs. New York University @ 6:00pm in Amherst, Massachusetts 

Women’s College Hoops

* Amherst College vs. Babson College @ 8:00pm in Amherst, Massachusetts 

* Emmanuel College vs. Rhode Island College @ 7:00pm in Providence, RI

* Tufts Universty vs. Johns Hopkins University @ 7:00pm in Medford, MA 

Updated D3Hoops First Round Tournament Times

By NoontimeSports.com 

Friday marks the first day of the Division III NCAA college basketball March Madness tournament, and below, we’ve provided updated tip-off times for the various schools from Massachusetts, who’ll be competing.

* Men’s Hoops –  No. 3 MIT vs. Skidmore @ 5:30pm in Oneonta, NY

* Men’s Hoops – Becker College vs. No. 13 William Patterson @ 7:30pm in Wayne New Jersey 

* Men’s Hoops – Endicott College vs. No. 14 Oswego State @ 7:30pm in Oswego, NY 

* Men’s Hoops – No. 23 Rhode Island College vs. Salem State @ 5:30pm in Staten Island, NY 

* Women’s Hoops – Tufts University vs. Misericordia @ 8pm in Medford, MA

* Women’s Hoops – St. Joseph’s (Brooklyn) vs. No. 1 Amherst College @ 8pm in Amherst, MA

* Women’s Hoops – Bridgewater State vs. No. 14 Babson College @ 6pm in Amherst, MA 

* Women’s Hoops – Emmanuel College vs. Hartwick College @ 6pm in Kingston, RI

* Women’s Hoops – Elms College vs. Ithaca College @ 8pm in Ithaca, NY 

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