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NCAA Unveils D-III Women’s Lacrosse Championship Bracket

Messiah College, which captured the MAC Conference crown last Saturday, May 1, enters the national postseason with a 16-0 record. (Messiah College Athletics)

By NoontimeSports.com

The road to Kerr Stadium in Salem, Virginia will begin for 37 NCAA Division III women’s lacrosse teams this weekend with 10 teams competing in first-round matchups on Saturday, May 8.

All five opening-round contests will take place at Colby College, along with eight second-round tilts, which will be played on either Saturday, May 8, or Sunday, May 9. Regionals – semifinals and finals – will also take place in Waterville, Maine on May 15 and 16 while additional matchups – second-round meetings, along with regional semifinals and finals – will occur on the campus of Washington and Lee.

33 teams secured automatic qualifiers for the 2021 NCAA D-III Women’s Lacrosse Championship while four squads – the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Carroll University (Wisconsin), Illinois Wesleyan, and Ithaca College – earned at-large bids. 14 teams enter the national postseason with perfect records, including Messiah College, which boasts an impressive 16-0 ledger.

The 37-team playoff will occur over the next three weekends with a champion being crowned on Sunday, May 23.

The 2020 NCAA D-III Women’s Lacrosse Championship was canceled last March due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

Middlebury College captured the 2019 championship with a 14-9 win over Salisbury University, while Gettysburg College claimed the 2017 and 2018 titles.

Clairmont’s Late Bucket Sends Smith Past SUNY New Paltz

Amelia Clairmont’s game-winning basket sent Smith College past SUNY New Paltz in the second round of the NCAA D-III Tournament. (PHOTO COURTESY: Smith College Athletics

By NoontimeSports.com 

Amelia Clairmont‘s go-ahead jumper with two seconds remaining capped an impressive 10-0 run for Smith College, which hung onto beat SUNY New Paltz, 62-60, in the second round of the NCAA D-III Women’s Basketball Tournament.

With the win, the Pioneers earned their first trip to the NCAA “Sweet 16” next Friday, March 13th against Messiah College, which beat Eastern Connecticut, 60-50, in its second-round contest earlier this evening.

Smith and New Paltz entered the final frame tied at 47-47 before the Hawks pushed ahead with a 13-5 run that was capped by a Maddie Gillis three-pointer with 3:02 remaining.

The Pioneers halted the spurt with a three-pointer by Jessie Ruffner which ignited a 10-0 run by the visitors that included baskets by Clairmont and Morgan Morrison. Morrison’s jumper with 1:05 remaining tied the game at 60-60 – New Paltz tried to counter on the ensuing possession with Gillis, who missed a jumper in the paint. Smith grabbed the rebound, called timeout and drew up a play for Clairmont to score the game-winning basket in the paint. 

Clairmont concluded Saturday’s contest with a team-high 20 points on 6 of 13 shooting to go with three rebounds and one assist while Katelyn Pickunka added 10 points and seven rebounds.

Prior to tonight’s win over the Hawks, Smith beat DeSales University yesterday in the opening day of the NCAA D-III Tournament.

NCAA D3 Basketball: Saturday’s Second Round Schedule


By Matt Noonan | @NoontimeNation 

With the first day of the 2020 NCAA D-III Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments in the books, it is now time to turn our attention to the second round.

Here is today’s local schedule, which features 11 New England teams – seven women’s teams and four men’s squads.

NCAA D-III Men’s Basketball Tournament

  • RPI at Tufts University, 6 p.m.
  • Middlebury College at Brockport, 6:30 p.m.
  • Nichols College vs. Christopher Newport, 6:30 p.m. (at Stevens Inst. of Technology)
  • Hobart at Springfield College, 7:30 p.m.

NCAA D-III Women’s Basketball Tournament

  • Williams College at Ithaca College, 5 p.m.
  • Cortland vs. Tufts University, 5 p.m. (at Western New England)
  • Endicott College vs. Christopher Newport, 5 p.m. (at the University of Scranton)
  • Eastern Connecticut at Messiah College, 6 p.m.
  • Rowan University at Amherst College, 6 p.m.
  • New York University at Bowdoin College, 7 p.m.
  • Smith College at SUNY New Paltz, 7 p.m.

NCAA D3 Basketball Tournament: Sweet Sixteen Locations Announced

Babson’s Jacqueline Jozefick netted the go-ahead layup on Saturday to lift the Beavers to a dramatic overtime second round win. (PHOTO CREDIT: Babson College Athletics)

By Matt Noonan (@MattNoonan11) 

NCAA Division III Women’s Bracket 

NCAA Division III Men’s Bracket 

Locations for the upcoming third round and quarterfinals of the 2017 NCAA Division III men’s and women’s basketball tournaments were announced earlier today.

The third round is scheduled to commence this Friday, March 10th, while the quarterfinals will take place Saturday, March 11th.

Amherst College women’s basketball will host both the ‘Sweet Sixteen’ and ‘Elite Eight’ – they’ll resume their quest for a second national title on Friday when they host Babson College, which earned a pair of impressive victories this past weekend against FDU-Florham and Messiah.

Against FDU-Florham, the Beavers needed an extra session, along with a go-ahead layup from Jacqueline Jozefick to secure a spot in this weekend’s third round.

Also headed to Amherst is UMass Dartmouth, an at-large bid squad that knocked off both Montclair State and La Roche. The Corsairs netted 71 points in each contest and will look to continue their magical run against SUNY New Paltz.

The Tufts University women’s basketball team will take on Scranton in Missouri – the game will be played at Washington University. A win for the Jumbos would set-up a quarterfinal clash between host Wash University or Wisconsin Oshkosh.

Middlebury College will host a trio of men’s games this coming weekend, beginning with a re-match of an earlier contest this season against Endicott College. The Gulls, who were an at-large bid to this year’s tournament, knocked off both Nichols and Salisbury en route to the program’s initial ‘sweet sixteen’ appearance. The Panthers, on the other hand, defeated Farmingdale State and Lycoming in Vermont.

Also making the trek to Middlebury is Williams College and Susquehanna. The Ephs earned a pair of wins this weekend, downing Becker College in the opening round before beating Scranton last night.

Babson College will also be the site for a trio of contests this weekend, too. The Beavers will face familiar foe Tufts University, while Keene State, which secured a dramatic overtime win over Ramapo, will face Christopher Newport. The winner of each contest will advance to Saturday’s Sectional Final.

Headed to Amherst College: Babson, UMass Dartmouth and SUNY New Paltz 

Headed to Washington Univ.: Tufts, Scranton and Wisconsin Oshkosh

Headed to Middlebury: Endicott, Williams and Susquehanna

Headed to Babson: Christopher Newport, Keene State and Tufts