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March 25, 2018 — Heading towards a thunderous weekend

The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) has had an outsized influence in Division III women’s lacrosse in the last 20 years. The conference has won nine championships since 1997, sending six of its 11 teams to the NCAA final.

This Saturday is going to see a top-of-the-table clash as 6-0 Middlebury visits 7-0 Amherst. Middlebury is led by Hollis Perticone, a senior from Darien, Conn. who is actually a heck of a field hockey player. Julie Crerend, a senior from New Canaan, Conn., paces Amherst with 25 goals.

As per usual, there will be some great minds in the coaching box. For Amherst, it’s 24-year veteran Christine Paradis, who is an alumna of the U.S. women’s national lacrosse team and who played in a World Cup. For Middlebury, Kate Livesay has done a fine job replacing Missy Foote as head coach, and she has found great success already.

Should be an interesting matchup.