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New England D3 Lacrosse: Welcome To Conference Tournament Week!

NS Lacrosse Notebook

By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports & @NoontimeLax 

Happy Monday, everyone. And welcome to a BUSY conference tournament week, which will feature some amazing games (and moments), along with some automatic qualifiers (and at-large bids, as well) for the upcoming NCAA Division III Tournament.

While conference tournament play has begun for some, it’s never too last to dish out some predictions for who will win their respective tournament.

Below are the teams Matt Noonan believes will win their respective conference crown.


Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Men’s Tournament: Western New England. The Golden Bear marched through their conference tournament schedule without a single loss and will have no problem topping Curry College on Tuesday and then Endicott College in the final round.

Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Women’s Tournament: Endicott College. The Gulls will repeat as conference champions this week behind solid efforts from Jackie Healy and Jennifer Lacroix.

Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Men’s Tournament: Lasell College. The Lasers breezed by Rivier University earlier this spring and should do the same in the semifinals before beating the winner of Johnson & Wales-Norwich University.

Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Women’s Tournament: Johnson & Wales. There is no way the Wildcats lose this week. Simmons College will provide some early challenges in its semifinal meeting, but in the end, they will find a way past the Sharks before topping Regis College in the championship round.

Little East Conference (LEC) Men’s Tournament: Keene State. The Owls struggled from the get-go but will secure their conference crown on Saturday with either a win over Plymouth State or Western Connecticut.

Little East Conference (LEC) Women’s Tournament: Plymouth State. The Panthers are a safe prediction to win the LEC title, but they will need to get past Southern Maine to secure the automatic bid. Additionally, I would not overlook Castleton University in the LEC Tournament, as well.

Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) Women’s Tournament: Framingham State. The Rams finished the regular season with a 7-0 mark in conference play to secure the top spot in this year’s MASCAC Tournament. They will surely find a way past Massachusetts Maritime Academy or Worcester State in the semifinals to secure a spot in the championship round.

New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)/ North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Men’s Championship Prediction: New England College. The Pilgrims can move up and down the field at ease and should find a way past SUNY Canton in the 2019 NECC/NAC Finals.

New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) Women’s Tournament: Becker College. The Hawks secured the top seed and should have no problem winning the NECC title. Expect the championship game to be between Becker and New England College.

New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Men’s Tournament: Tufts University. Since falling to Wesleyan University, the Jumbos have scored some impressive wins over Amherst CollegeBates College, and Middlebury College. Their semifinal tilt with the Panthers won’t be easy – Middlebury knocked-off last year’s national champion Cardinals and will certainly provide challenges for the Jumbos. But in the end, I see the Powder Blue and White competing for a championship against Williams College, which I think will find a way to beat Amherst in the other semifinal matchup. Williams topped Amherst earlier this spring by a score of 13-11.

New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Women’s Tournament: Tufts University. Yes, I am picking the Jumbos to beat Middlebury College in the championship. Their semifinal match-up against Wesleyan won’t be easy, but Tufts will find a way to outlast the Cardinals before taking down Middlebury, which should beat Amherst in its semifinal matchup.

New England Men’s and Women’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Men’s Tournament: Coast Guard Academy. The Bears will advance to the NCAA Tournament but will face some stiff competition along the way to snatching its conference crown. The winner of Babson College-Clark University will provide the Blue and Orange with challenges, as well as whoever wins between MIT and Springfield. But in the end, the Bears will prevail by at least one or two goals.

New England Men’s and Women’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Women’s Tournament: Babson College. The Beavers are the top seed and favorite – they will most likely face MIT, which I think should outlast Springfield in its semifinal tilt.

North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Women’s Championship Prediction: SUNY Canton. SUNY Canton had its way with Husson University on Sunday in the conference tournament semifinals and will have no problem topping UMaine-Farmington in Saturday’s championship.


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D3 Lacrosse: Players To Watch In Maine In 2019

Tufts defeats Bates 20-12 at Bates on April 17, 2018.

Bates College’s Matt Chlastawa will be one of many players to watch this season in Maine. (PHOTO COURTESY: Theophil Syslo/Bates College)

By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports & @NoontimeLax

Our D3 Lacrosse preseason coverage rolls on with a trip to the Pine Tree State to highlight some student-athletes to watch this season in Maine.

Last week, we highlight student-athletes to watch in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Texas

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Tufts defeats Bates 20-12 at Bates on April 17, 2018.

Rocco Fantoni will be a player to watch on the Bates College defense this season. (PHOTO COURTESY: Theophil Syslo/Bates College)

Maine Men’s D3 Lacrosse Team

Matt Chlastawa (Attack) Bates College Westfield, Mass.
Rocco Fantoni (Defense) Bates College  Hauppage, N.Y.
Sam Carlin (Face-Off) Bowdoin College  New Albany, Ohio
Jimmy Young (Attack) Bowdoin College  Exeter, N.H.
C.J. Hassan (Midfield) Colby College Miami, Fla.
C.J. Layton (Goalie) Colby College  Wakefield, Mass.
Charlie Lynch (Attack) Colby College Bethesda, Md. 
Noah Regalado (Defense) Southern Maine  Plymouth, Mass. 
Adam Race (LSM) University of New Eng. Cazenovia, N.Y.
Alex Zadworny (Attack) University of New Eng. Florence, Mass. 

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Keara Dwyer will certainly be one of many players to watch on the University of New England offensive end. (PHOTO COURTESY: David Bates/UNE Athletics)

Maine Women’s D3 Lacrosse Team

Katie Allard (Attack) Bates College Ridgewood, N.J.
Eliza Denious (Midfield) Bowdoin College  Wilton, Conn.
Kara Finnerty (Midfield) Bowdoin College Hopkinton, Mass.
Katie Miller (Attack) Bowdoin College Rye, N.Y.
Natalie Rudin (Midfield) Bowdoin College Baltimore, Md
Emma Banks (Attack) Colby College North Haven, Conn.
Grace Langmuir (Midfield) Colby College  Providence, R.I.
Kara Kelly (Attack) Saint Joseph’s College York, Maine
Kayla Kelly (Midfield) Saint Joseph’s College York, Maine
Keara Dwyer (Attack) University of New Eng. Cazenovia, N.Y.

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Noontime Sports New England D3 Women’s Basketball Top 10 (Jan. 28th)

NS HOOP WBB TOP 10

By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports & @Noontime_Hoops 

Bowdoin College continues to be our top team in New England following an impressive come-from-behind win this past Saturday over Amherst College. The Mammoths, who entered the previous week as our second best team in the region, remained in the same spot, while Tufts UniversitySaint Joseph’s (Maine) and Babson College rounded out the top five spots.

Below the top five, we did see some movement, including UMass Dartmouth and Middlebury College switching spots – the same could be said for Trinity College and MIT.

Springfield College secured the tenth and final spot for the second-straight week, but its time to keep an eye on all four of our teams ‘on the rise,’ including Smith College and Emmanuel College.


Noontime Sports D3 New England Women’s Basketball Poll | Jan. 28th, 2019 

1. Bowdoin College

19-0, 6-0 NESCAC Last Week: No. 1
2. Amherst College 17-2, 6-1 NESCAC Last Week: No. 2 
3. Tufts University 19-1, 6-1 NESCAC Last Week: No. 3
4. St. Joseph’s (Maine) 19-0, 7-0 LEC Last Week: No. 4
5. Babson College 16-2, 10-1 NEWMAC Last Week: No. 5
6. UMass Dartmouth 15-2, 4-1 NESCAC Last Week: No. 7
7. Middlebury College  17-3, 4-2 NESCAC Last Week: No. 9 
8. Trinity College 16-4, 3-3 NESCAC Last Week: No. 9
9. MIT 14-5, 8-3 NEWMAC Last Week: No. 8
10. Springfield College 13-6, 9-1 NEWMAC Last Week: No. 10 

On The Rise: 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 |Week Eight 


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

NS HOOP WBB TOP 10

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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Noontime Sports New England D3 Women’s Basketball Top 10 (Jan. 14th)

NS HOOP WBB TOP 10

By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports & @Noontime_Hoops 

Alex Goslin‘s late layup with 10 seconds remaining not only helped Springfield College defeat MIT, but also secure a spot on this week’s New England D3 Women’s Basketball Top 10.

Since falling to Vassar College, the Pride have won three-straight. They will attempt to continue their current momentum this week against both WPI and Babson College (No. 5).

The Beavers also own a winning streak as the Green and White have won 11-straight, including four games this month. Babson is off until Saturday when they visit the Pride in what could be an early preview of a conference semifinal or final.

Trinity College also joined the poll this week, while Bowdoin CollegeAmherst College and Tufts University checked-in first, second and third, respectively, for the second consecutive week.


Noontime Sports D3 New England Women’s Basketball Poll | Jan. 14th, 2019 

1. Bowdoin College

15-0, 3-0 NESCAC Last Week: No. 1
2. Amherst College 13-1, 3-0 NESCAC Last Week: No. 2 
3. Tufts University 14-1, 3-1 NESCAC Last Week: No. 3
4. St. Joseph’s (Maine) 15-0, 3-0 GNAC Last Week: No. 4
5. Babson College 13-2, 7-1 NEWMAC Last Week: No. 6
6. Middlebury College 13-2, 3-1 NESCAC Last Week: No. 5
7. Springfield College 10-5, 6-0 NEWMAC Last Week: Not Ranked
8. MIT 11-4, 5-2 NEWMAC Last Week: No. 7
9. UMass Dartmouth 13-3, 6-1 LEC Last Week: No. 9
10. Trinity College 12-3, 2-2 NESCAC Last Week: Not Ranked

On The Rise: Conn. College, Eastern Conn., Emmanuel College, Smith College, Southern Maine and UMass Boston


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


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