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.