Tigers Receive First Round Bye In NCAA Field Hockey Championship
November 5, 2012
Greencastle, Ind. - After capturing the 2012 North Coast Athletic Conference Tournament championship last Saturday, the DePauw field hockey squad has earned its first berth into the NCAA Division III Championship since 1999.
DePauw will travel to Middlebury, Vt. for a round-of-16 match on Saturday, November 10, against the winner of the Nov. 7 showdown between Utica and Endicott.
“We are excited to have earned a spot in the NCAA Tournament and the chance to play against the best field hockey teams in the country,” said head coach Gina Preston Wills.
“The women on our team have worked very hard all season and are prepared and focused to make their mark on the national stage.”
More information will be available throughout the week.
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Season Notes: The Tigers have registered 19 wins on the season thus far in the 2012 campaign, breaking the previous school record for wins (17 • 1987, 1999) and the NCAC record as well (18) … DePauw is on an 18-match win streak, a school and conference record … DePauw has tallied a school-record tying 15 shutouts on the season, most in the country and a record for the conference … additionally, the 15 shutouts thus far put the Tigers seventh in Division III history in that category … DePauw currently sports a 0.44 GAA this season, currently tops in the nation and tied for fifth all-time … Margaret Ellis’ senior season has been a memorable one for her so far, breaking two 25-year old records, career points and goals, that were set by Colleen Konicek … Ellis now has 171 career points and 75 career goals entering NCAA Championship play … every DePauw athletics squad that caps off it’s season with a Conference tournament (field hockey, women’s soccer, men’s soccer, volleyball) in the fall gained berth into the NCAC Tournament championship match, a first in NCAC history.