Millersville rises to number one in Penn Monto/NFHCA Division II National Coaches Poll

GILBERT, Ariz. — After an impressive 3-0 start to their season, the Millersville University Marauders were voted into first place in the first week of the Penn Monto/NFHCA Division II National Coaches Poll. Each of their three wins were over ranked opponents: then-No. 5 Pace University, No. 10 Adelphi University, and No. 6 Shippensburg University.

The Top Five

Staying at second and third for another week are No. 2 West Chester University and No. 3 East Stroudsburg University who are both currently undefeated at three and five wins, respectively. Rounding out the top five are No. 4 Kutztown University and No. 5 Saint Anselm College.

New to the Poll

No. 7 Assumption College and No. 9 Southern New Hampshire University appeared on the poll this week after explosive starts to the 2019 season. No. 7 Assumption is currently undefeated with three wins and No. 9 SNHU has recorded an impressive 23 goals in their 3-1 record. No. 10 Adelphi Unviersity and No. 10 Indiana University of Pennsylvania also made their debut on the poll — each team has taken down at least one ranked opponent so far this season.

Games to Watch

Tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. EST, No. 6 Shippensburg University will host No. 2 West Chester in a rehashing of the 2018 NCAA National Championship game. Then at 6:00 p.m. EST, No. 4 Kutztown will travel to No. 1 Millersville for a non-conference game between the two Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference rivals.

2019 Penn Monto/NFHCA Division II National Coaches Poll — Week 1

Rank Institution (Record) Points (First place votes) Previous Ranking
1 Millersville University (3-0) 222 (10) 4
2 West Chester University (3-0) 198 (5) 2
3 East Stroudsburg University (5-0) 192 (6) 3
4 Kutztown University (4-1) 161 7
5 Saint Anselm College (3-0) 151 (2) 6
6 Shippensburg University (2-2) 133 (1) 1
7 Assumption College (3-0) 75 (1) Not ranked
8 Stonehill College (1-2) 36 8
9 Southern New Hampshire University (3-1) 32 Not ranked
10 Adelphi University (2-2) 31 Not ranked
10 Indiana University of Pennsylvania (3-0) 31 Not ranked
10 Limestone College (3-1) 31 10

Follow all of the Division II matchups throughout the season on the FieldTurf Scoreboard hosted by nfhca.org.

The Penn Monto/NFHCA Division II National Coaches Poll is voted on by NFHCA member coaches and has no bearing on selection to the 2019 NCAA Division II Field Hockey Championship.