D3 Hoops: Noontime Sports Women’s Basketball Top 10 (Tuesday, Jan. 16th)

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By NoontimeSports.com

With another week of New England Division III women’s basketball in the books, it is time to unveil this week’s Noontime Sports Top 10 Poll for January 8th, 2018.

This week’s poll – similar to the past five polls this season – is produced by the Noontime Sports College Basketball committee, which is made-up of athletic communication directors, coaches and media members here in New England.

Women’s Basketball Top 10 | Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 

 

1. Amherst College 

16-0, 3-0 NESCAC

Last Week: No. 1

2. Bowdoin College

15-0, 3-0 NESCAC

Last Week: No. 2

3. Tufts University 

15-2, 3-1 NESCAC

Last Week: No. 3

4. UMass Dartmouth

11-3, 5-0 LEC

Last Week: No. 4

5. Roger Williams

11-3, 5-2 CCC

Last Week: No. 7

6. Conn. College

11-4, 2-2 NESCAC

Last Week: No. 6

7. Middlebury College

12-4, 2-2 NESCAC

Last Week: No. 5

8. Univ. of New England

10-3, 6-1 CCC

Last Week: No. 8

9. UMass Boston 

14-1, 5-0 LEC

Last Week: No. 9

10. Brandeis University

9-4, 1-2 UAA

Last Week: NR

On The Rise: Babson College (11-5, 7-1 NEWMAC), Castleton University (11-2, 7-0 NAC), MIT (10-5, 6-2 NEWMAC), Saint Joseph’s (Maine) (13-1, 6-0 GNAC), Smith College (10-4, 4-2 NEWMAC), Springfield College (12-5, 6-3), Williams College (10-6, 2-2 NESCAC) and WPI (12-4, 5-2 NEWMAC)

D3 Football: UNE Football Unveils 2018 Schedule

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By NoontimeSports.com (@NoontimeSports) 

Earlier today, the University of New England athletic department unveiled its first-ever varsity football schedule, which will see the Nor’easters compete in five home games next fall, beginning with a September 8th clash against Husson University.

Prior to welcoming the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC) champions to Biddeford, Maine, the Nor’easters will make the trek to New London, Connecticut where they’ll compete against Coast Guard Academy in their first-ever varsity contest on Thursday, August 30th.

Two weeks after their first-ever varsity tilt, the Nor’easters will head to Hampden-Sydney for a week three meeting before enjoying a bye week prior to their initial Commonwealth Coast Football (CCC) game against Nichols College, which will take place on Saturday, September 29th in Dudley, Massachusetts. One week later, the Nor’easter will entertain Curry College on Saturday, October 6th, which will be their first home conference game in program history.

Weeks after their final CCC meeting against Becker College on Saturday, November 3rd, UNE will conclude its regular season slate with a home date against Alvernia on Saturday, November 10th.

The first round of the 2018 NCAA Division III Tournament will begin a week later on Saturday, November 17th.

D3 Hoops: Noontime Sports Women’s Basketball Top 10 (Monday, Dec. 11th)

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By NoontimeSports.com

With another week of New England Division III women’s basketball in the books, it is time to unveil this week’s Noontime Sports Top 10 Poll for Monday, December 11th.

This week’s poll – similar to the past three polls this season – is produced by the Noontime Sports College Basketball committee, which is made-up of athletic communication directors, coaches and media members here in New England.

Women’s Basketball Top 10 | Monday, December 11th, 2017 

1. Tufts University 

8-0, 0-0 NESCAC

Last Week: No. 1

2. Amherst College 

7-0, 0-0 NESCAC

Last Week: No. 2

3. Bowdoin College 

9-0, 0-0 NESCAC

Last Week: No. 3

4. Roger Williams 

8-2, 2-1 CCC

Last Week: No. 8 

5. Univ. of New Eng.

7-2, 3-0 CCC

Last Week: No. 6 

6. Brandeis University

6-2, 0-0 UAA

Last Week: NR

7. UMass Dartmouth 

6-2, 2-0 LEC

Last Week: NR

8. Conn. College 

6-2, 0-0 NESCAC

Last Week: No. 4

9. Middlebury College

8-1, 0-0 NESCAC

Last Week: No. 5

10. Hamilton College 

8-0, 0-0 NESCAC

Last Week: NR

ON THE RISE: Babson College (5-2, 3-0 NEWMAC), Castleton University (9-0, 5-0 NAC), MIT (4-2, 3-0 NEWMAC), Smith College (6-2, 2-1 NEWMAC), Springfield College (6-2, 3-0 NEWMAC), St. Joseph’s (Maine) (7-1, 2-0 GNAC), Trinity College (7-1, 0-0 NESCAC), UMass Boston (8-1, 2-0 LEC), Wesleyan University (6-2, 0-0 NESCAC) and Williams College (6-3, 0-0 NESCAC).

D3 Hoops: Noontime Sports Women’s Basketball Top 10 (Monday, Dec. 4th)

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By NoontimeSports.com

With another week of New England Division III women’s basketball in the books, it is time to unveil this week’s Noontime Sports Top 10 Poll for Monday, December 4th.

This week’s poll – similar to the past two polls – is produced by the Noontime Sports College Basketball committee, which is made-up of athletic communication directors, coaches and media members here in New England.

Women’s Basketball Top 10 | Monday, December 4th, 2017 

1. Tufts University

6-0, 0-0 NESCAC

Last Week: No. 1

2. Amherst College 

6-0, 0-0 NESCAC

Last Week: No. 2

3. Bowdoin College

7-0, 0-0 NESCAC

Last Week: No. 3

4. Connecticut College

5-1, 0-0 NESCAC

Last Week: No. 6

5. Middlebury College 

6-0, 0-0 NESCAC

Last Week: No. 7 

6. Univ. of New England

6-1, 2-0 CCC

Last Week: NR

7. Babson College 

4-1, 2-0 NEWMAC

Last Week: No. 10 

8. Roger Williams 

5-2, 1-1 CCC

Last Week: No. 5

9. Williams College 

5-2, 0-0 NESCAC

Last Week: No. 4

10. Smith College 

5-2, 1-1 NEWMAC

Last Week: NR 

ON THE RISE: Brandeis (4-2, 0-0 UAA), Castleton (6-0, 2-0 NAC), MIT (3-2, 2-0 NEWMAC), Springfield (4-2, 2-0 NEWMAC), St. Joseph’s (Maine) (6-1, 1-0 GNAC), Trinity College (6-0, 0-0 NESCAC), UMass Dartmouth (4-2, 1-0 LEC), Wesleyan University (5-1, 0-0 NESCAC), Westfield State (5-2, 0-0 MASCAC) and WPI (5-1, 1-1 NEWMAC)

D3 Basketball: Noontime Sports Women’s Basketball Top 10 Poll (Mon. Nov. 20th)

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By NoontimeSports.com (@NoontimeSports)

With the first official week of a brand new season of New England Division III basketball season in the books, it is time to dish out our initial Top 10 Women’s Basketball Poll.

Our weekly poll will be posted every Monday throughout the season and will be put together with the help of a brand new Noontime Sports New England college basketball committee, which is made-up of athletic communication directors/sports information directors, coaches and media members.

As always, make sure to stay connected with Noontime Sports on Facebook and Twitter, while subscribing to our YouTube channel.

Women’s Basketball Poll (Week One: Monday, November 20th, 2017) 

  1. Tufts (7) (2-0)
  2. Amherst (3) 2-0
  3. Bowdoin (2-0)
  4. UMass Dartmouth (2-0)
  5. Babson (2-0)
  6. UNE (3-0)
  7. Williams (2-0)
  8. Trinity (2-0)
  9. Roger Williams (2-1)
  10. Westfield State (2-1)

ON THE RISE: Castleton (3-0), Conn. College (1-1), Middlebury (2-0), MIT (1-1), Smith (3-0), Springfield (2-1) and WPI (2-0).

D3Hoops: New England Women’s Basketball Top 10 Preseason Poll (Weds., Nov. 8th)

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By NoontimeSports.com (@NoontimeSports) 

It’s officially basketball season here in New England, which means it is time to unveil this week’s first Noontime Sports New England Division III women’s basketball poll.

  1. Tufts University 
  2. Amherst College 
  3. Bowdoin College 
  4. UMass Dartmouth 
  5. Babson College 
  6. University of New England 
  7. Keene State 
  8. Westfield State 
  9. St. Joseph’s (Maine)
  10. Husson University 

On the rise: Eastern Connecticut, Emmanuel, Endicott, Johnson and Wales, MIT, Regis, Roger Williams, Western New England and WPI.

New England Hockey Notebook: Endicott Picked To Capture Comm. Coast Conf.

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John Carricato and the Endicott College men’s ice hockey team were picked to capture the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) this winter. (Photo Credit: David Le ’10)

By NoontimeSports.com (@NoontimeSports) 

One year after securing the first-ever Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) title, the Endicott College men’s ice hockey team was picked to capture their second consecutive  conference crown this winter, according to this afternoon’s release.

The Gulls collected nine first-place votes for 99 points, while Salve Regina (78 points) earned one first-place vote – the Seahawks checked-in third on the preseason poll. University of New England tallied 85 points for a second-place projection, while Nichols College (74 points) and Curry College (55 points) rounded out the top five.

Wentworth Institute of Technology and Johnson & Wales were tied for sixth in the poll, while Western New England, Suffolk University and Becker College checked-in eighth, ninth and 10th, respectively.

Last season, the Gulls made their initial appearance in the NCAA Division III Tournament after defeating University of New England in the conference tournament finals by a score of 5-4. The Gulls defeated Hobart, 4-3, in the opening round, but fell to Trinity College in the second round, 2-1 (OT).

Endicott completed its second season with a program-best 24 wins, which included a 12-game winning streak, spanning January to March. The Gulls never lost a game in February, winning seven games, including a conference tournament quarterfinal clash against Western New England.

In addition to winning 24 games one year ago, the Gulls concluded their 2016-17 campaign in the top 10 in multiple statistical categories, including first in scoring offense (4.83 goals per game) and scoring margin (2.87).

Additionally, Endicott was one of the top power play teams in the country. They were third on the power play (28.1 percent, 43/153) and 12th in penalty kill (86.5 percent, 147/170).

Endicott begins its season next Friday, October 27th when they host Plymouth State at 7 p.m. Following their season-opener against the Panthers, Endicott will visit Wentworth on Thursday, November 2nd for a 7 p.m. face-off before entertaining the Leopards on Saturday, November 4th at 2 p.m.