GILBERT, Ariz. — This week, West Chester University was unanimously voted to first place in the penultimate 2019 Penn Monto/NFHCA Division II National Coaches Poll. The Golden Rams picked up two important wins last week over No. 5 Kutztown University and No. 10 Mansfield University to secure the first seed in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Field Hockey Championship. With their top seeding, WCU will bypass the quarterfinal round of the tournament and will meet the winner of the today's match between Kutztown and Mansfield in the semifinals on Friday.
Games to Watch
The Division II field hockey postseason kicks off today with start of the PSAC and Northeast-10 Conference tournament quarterfinals. The South Atlantic Conference Carolinas and the independent schools get into the action with games set for Friday.
Fans can follow all of the Division II postseason matchups and results on the FieldTurf Scoreboard hosted by nfhca.org — every game is a "game to watch" as teams fight to stay alive in the Division II playoff run.
2019 Penn Monto/NFHCA Division II National Coaches Poll — Week 8
|Rank||Institution (Record)||Points (First place votes)||Previous Ranking|
|1||West Chester University (18-0)||190 (19)||1|
|2||East Stroudsburg University (16-2)||179||2|
|3||Saint Anselm College (16-2)||142||4|
|4||Shippensburg University (12-5)||125||5|
|5||Kutztown University (12-5)||121||3|
|6||Southern New Hampshire University (15-3)||80||9|
|7||Adelphi University (14-4)||78||6|
|8||Millersville University (12-6)||72||7|
|9||Assumption College (15-3)||60||8|
|10||Mansfield University (12-6)||27||10|
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.