Denison University won a share of two league championships this fall and finished in a three-way tie for second in another to take the lead in the race for the 2013-14 North Coast Athletic Conference All-Sports championship.
Twenty North Coast Athletic Conference field hockey athletes were named to the 2013 Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Div. III All-Great Lakes Region Team. 11 NCAC student-athletes were named to the first team, while nine earned second-team laurels. The 2013 Longstreth/NFHCA Div. III All-American Teams will be announced on Monday, December 2nd.
DePauw (17-5), which earned the NCAC’s automatic berth into the 2013 NCAA Div. III Field Hockey Tournament after winning the NCAC Tournament, was eliminated from the national tournament in the second round following a, 1-0, overtime loss against Catholic. The Tigers earned one of eight first-round byes into the second round.
The DePauw field hockey team ends its season at 17-5 overall following a, 1-0, overtime loss against Catholic in the second round of the 2013 NCAA Division III Tournament in Newport News, Virginia on Saturday, November 16. Catholic outshot DePauw, 10-6, on the afternoon. The Tigers finished the year in a two-way tie for the regular season title with a 13-1 mark against league foes and won the program's second-second straight NCAC Field Hockey Tournament championship.
Kenyon sophomore midfielder Maddie Breschi (Carlisle, PA/Carlisle) and DePauw senior defender Chelsea Cutler (Victoria, B.C./Mt. Douglas Secondary) have been named the Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year, respectively, to highlight the 2013 All-North Coast Athletic Conference field hockey selections.
The North Coast Athletic Conference crowned four Fall Sport Tournament champions on Saturday, November 9th. Allegheny won its first-ever women's soccer title, while Ohio Wesleyan earned its ninth soccer tournament title on the men's side. In field hockey, DePauw claimed its second-straight title and Wittenberg was crowned champions of the volleyball tournament for the seventh-straight year. You can follow all of the latest championship runs via recaps and tournament statistics by navigating to each sports' tournament homepage below.
Oberlin College has received an $8 million gift from the Austin E. Knowlton Foundation to create a new, multipurpose athletics complex that is positioned to be one of the finest Division III facilities in the country. The Austin E. Knowlton Athletics Complex at Oberlin College will be named in honor of the late Ohio businessman who created the foundation through his estate to support colleges and universities throughout the Midwest.
DePauw (15-4, 13-1) and Denison (17-1, 13-1) were crowned Co-Champions of the NCAC for the second time in the past three years. Wittenberg leads the league with 10 titles all-time, followed by Denison (9), Ohio Wesleyan and Wooster (8), DePauw (3), Oberlin (2) and Kenyon (1).