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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: New England D3 Women’s Midseason Team

NS MID SEASON UPDATE

By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports & @NoontimeLax 

The 2019 New England Division III lacrosse season has slowly past the midway point, which means its time to unveil our Noontime Sports Women’s Midseason Teams (first and second).

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New England D3 Women’s Lacrosse | First Team

Claire Dunbar Amherst College  Lutherville, Md. 
Maia Noyes  Amherst College  Lexington, Mass.
Talia Land  Amherst College Larchmont, N.Y. 
Katie Allard  Bates College  Ridgewood, N.J. 
 Margaret Smith  Bates College  Wilton, Conn. 
Katie Miller  Bowdoin College  Rye, N.Y. 
Eliza Denious  Bowdoin College Wilton, Conn.
Jamie Navoni  Conn. College  Natick, Mass.
Dakota Adamec  Tufts University  Katonah, N.Y.
Abby Manning  Wesleyan University  Wilmington, Del. 

New England D3 Women’s Lacrosse | Second Team 

 Lexi Lenaghan  Babson College  Hanover, Mass.  
Fiona Bundy  Bowdoin College  Easthampton, Mass.
Robyn Pirie Colby College  Ipswich, Mass. 
Allison Pazienski Johnson & Wales  New Hyde Park, N.Y.
Emma McDonagh Middlebury College  Reading, Mass. 
Lilianna Khosrowshahi Trinity College Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.
Colette Smith  Tufts University  Moorestown, N.J.
Dacia Persky  Wellesley College  Las Vegas, Nev. 
Emily Rogers Wentworth Inst. of Tech. Pembroke, Mass. 
Lauren Bradshaw   Western Conn.  Bethel, Conn. 

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D3 Lacrosse: New England Men’s Top 10 Poll (March 11th, 2019)

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By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports & @NoontimeLax

With a new season of New England Division III men’s lacrosse underway, it is time to unveil our first poll of the season, which finds Tufts University in the top spot followed by Amherst College and Bates College.

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New England Men’s D3 Top 10 Poll | Monday, March 11th, 2019 

1. Tufts University

4-0, 1-0 NESCAC

2. Amherst College 

3-0, 2-0 NESCAC

3. Bates College 

3-1, 2-0 NESCAC

4. Wesleyan University 

2-1, 1-1 NESCAC

5. Middlebury College

1-1, 1-1 NESCAC

6. Williams College 

1-1, 1-1 NESCAC

7. Western New England 

2-1, 0-0 CCC

8. Hamilton College

1-1, 1-1 NESCAC

9. Bowdoin College 

2-1, 1-1 NESCAC

10. Coast Guard Academy 

3-2, 0-0 NEWMAC

On the Rise: Babson College, Endicott College, Keene State, Springfield College, and Western Connecticut 


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D3 Lacrosse: Players To Watch In Connecticut In 2019

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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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New England D3 Football Teams Of 2018

NS Teams Of 2018

By NoontimeSports | @NoontimeSports 

Earlier this week, SB Nation posted its college football ‘Teams of 2018 for all 50 states,’ including six teams that represented our New England region.

MIT was tabbed the team of the year from Massachusetts, while Salve Regina represented Rhode Island and Middlebury College secured the nod for Vermont.

This particular post had us thinking who would we pick as our 2018 New England D3 Football Teams of the Year?

Well, we gave it some thought and have provided the answers below!

Let us know what you think by posting a comment or sending us a tweet to @NoontimeSports or @Noontime_FB. 


Connecticut Team of the Year: Trinity College. Once again, the Bantams captured the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) crown with an 8-1 record. They should once again be the team to beat next fall.

Connecticut Honorable Mentions: Coast Guard Academy and Western Connecticut. 

Maine Team of the Year: Husson University. In his final years with the Eagles, coach Gabby Price guided the Green and Gold to an Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC) crown, as well as a second-straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament.

Maine Honorable Mentions: Colby College. 

Massachusetts Team of the Year: MIT. In his first year as head coach, Brian Bubna guided the Engineers to their first-ever New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) title, as well as an appearance in the NCAA Tournament. The Engineers finished its 2018 campaign 9-1 and 6-1 in league play.

Massachusetts Honorable Mentions: Amherst College, Bridgewater State, Endicott College, Framingham State, Springfield College, Tufts University and Western New England. 

New Hampshire Team of the Year: Plymouth State. The Panthers are the lone New England D3 team in the Granite State, so they automatically receive our special honor. Plymouth State concluded its past campaign 6-4 overall and 5-3 in the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC). Their signature win of the 2018 season came on a rainy day in Framingham last October.

Rhode Island Team of the Year: Salve Regina. Similar to Plymouth State, Salve Regina is the lone D3 team in the Ocean State, so they get the nod from us as well like they did from SB Nation. Coach Kevin Gilmartin‘s unit overcame a 2-3 start to finish the 2018 season with a 7-4 record. They secured a spot in one of the three New England Bowl games following an exciting win in November over Endicott College.

Vermont Team of the Year: Middlebury College. The Panthers secured the nod from SB Nation and now us, too, after for posting the best record among all three teams in the Green Mountain State. Their biggest win from 2018 came last October when Will Jernigan led the Blue and White to a 21-10 win at Williams College.

Vermont Honorable Mention: Norwich University. 


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