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Aug. 13, 2018 — NCAA Division III preview

Franklin & Marshall
The College of New Jersey

ALVERNIA — Defending ECAC Division III champions … Bounced back from a 2-6 start and won 13 out of their last 15 matches … Taylor Dorrin and Morgan Mondschein (six goals each) are the leading returning goal-scorers … Bellweather game for Alvernia is Oct. 12th against Messiah

FRANKLIN & MARSHALL — After only one season, Katilyn Eager already has the highest win percentage of any head coach in F&M field hockey history dating back to 1973 … Also spent six years as the Diplomats’ assistant … Erin Coverdale, a talented and dynamic forward out of Lewes Cape Henlopen (Del.) will lead the offense

MIDDLEBURY — The Panthers went through the bracket like Grant taking Richmond, winning three of its four tournament goals by shutouts of four goals or more … The 4-0 win over Messiah in the final was the largest margin in Division III field hockey championship history … Grace Jennings (13 goals, 15 assists) will be counted on to pace the attack

THE COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY — The Lions had an unusual regular season, losing two games before Oct. 1 in the first time in a while, then lost a conference game to Kean … bounced back to beat Kean in the NJAC final but could not turn back Messiah in the national semifinals … Tori Tiefenhalter (18 goals) and Cayla Andrews (13) will be counted on to lead the team

TRINITY — The Bantams had to have felt hard-done by the NCAA selection committee, as they had a very difficult draw … beat a very good Salisbury side 2-1 in the octofinal round, then had to come back the next day against Messiah and fell short … Kelcie Finn (29 goals) is lost to graduation, but Trinity returns every other player who recorded at least one goal or assist a year ago