NO. 14 KEAN vs ST. MARY’S | 3:30 PM ET | KEAN ALL-ACCESS
Kean will host St. Mary’s at Alumni Stadium in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament. The Cougars earned an at-large bid after falling 3-1 to TCNJ in the NJAC semifinal round, putting them at an 11-5 overall record. Kean’s last NCAA postseason appearance was in 2021, where they fell to Trinity in the First Round.
St. Mary’s made program history by winning the Atlantic East Conference (AEC) title for the first time, thus earning the automatic bid to the NCAA postseason where they will make their team debut. The Seahawks are currently 13-5 after defeating rival Marywood 1-0 in the AEC championship match.
There are high stakes for the two teams’ first ever meeting. Against mutual opponent Rowan, St. Mary’s picked up a 3-1 win back in October while Kean had a narrow 3-2 loss.
NO. 11 LYNCHBURG vs KEYSTONE | 2 PM ET | YOUTUBE
United East champion Keystone will take a trip south to compete against ODAC champion Lynchburg in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament.
No stranger to the NCAA Tournament, Lynchburg is making their 23rd all-time appearance after winning the fourth ODAC championship in the past six seasons. Now 19-2 overall and on a seven game win streak, the Hornets return to the NCAA postseason after falling in the First Round in 2021, and previously going all the way to the Quarterfinal in 2019. Lynchburg is paced offensively by a sophomore defender, Marlou Wendriks, with 18 goals and nine assists.
Keystone earned the title in the first-ever United East field hockey championship. The Giants took down their two conference tournament opponents 10-0 and 3-0, securing the trophy and the automatic NCAA postseason spot. Maria Tomada was recognized as the tournament MVP after tallying five goals and two assists. 11-5 Keystone had their last NCAA Tournament appearance back in 2018. This will be the first meeting between these two opponents.
NO. 9 YORK vs DENISON | 4 PM ET | SPARTANS ALL-ACCESS
York will host Denison when these two match-up for the first time on Wednesday evening in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament.
Currently sitting at a record of 15-4, York has had a stellar season so far. To no surprise, the Spartans earned an at-large bid, with their chief conference competitor Messiah taking the MAC Commonwealth crown for the 16th straight season. Two of York’s four losses this season have been to the Falcons – a narrow 1-0 defeat in the conference final, and 2-0 in the regular season. This will be the Spartans’ second NCAA Tournament appearance after their debut last year.
The 13-5 Denison Big Red garnered an automatic bid after defeating previously unbeaten Ohio Wesleyan in the NCAC championship. Freshman and NCAC All-Tournament team selection Emma Gebhart tallied the game winning goal in overtime, while Katherine Flanagan picked up the MVP title with a goal and an assist in the semifinal victory over DePauw.