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It is remarkable how strong the NESCAC is in athletics.   In women's lacrosse, three of the final four teams are from the NESCAC.  In men's lacrosse, it was the last two standing from the NESCAC.   Tennis is equally represented.   Good stuff, NESCAC.

Not only are three of the final four teams in the women's lax tournament from the NESCAC, but Amherst almost made it four for four.  In  regional final action against Salisbury, what appeared to be a lead-taking goal with just under a minute remaining was nullified by a dangerous shot ruling and the Seagulls popped in the game winner with just four seconds left on the clock.  NESCAC dominance in the women's game is ridiculous.  Middlebury is 6-3 in the championship game since 1996.  Trinity played in five consecutive finals from 2012-16, winning their first appearance with Kate (Perine) Livesay, Middlebury '03 as HC.  Livesay has since taken over at her alma mater and coached the 2016 winner.  Amherst has played Middlebury for the title three times winning it in 2003.  Williams has been runner-up twice, losing once in 2OT.  Bowdoin was the DIII runner-up in 2011.  Hamilton won the championship in 2008 and lost it in 2010 while representing the Liberty League before returning to the NESCAC in 2012.  Seven teams are currently ranked in the top 17 and the final regular season poll included eight in the top 25 with two others among the four programs also receiving votes.  Like I said, ridiculous, and the Amherst-Williams pairing in the men's final shows the conference strength there as well.

Way back when I was a teacher, I taught a girl who played lax in HS and then Middlebury (the school I taught at was a powerhouse in MA).  I believe the girl was only lost 1 or 2 games in her entire HS and college career combined.

Middlebury went 64-3 over coach Livesay's playing career from 2000-2003.  Is that when your ex student played?  Two of the losses were to Amherst and the other was to Williams.  My sister-in-law was the Panther HC at the time.
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It is remarkable how strong the NESCAC is in athletics.   In women's lacrosse, three of the final four teams are from the NESCAC.  In men's lacrosse, it was the last two standing from the NESCAC.   Tennis is equally represented.   Good stuff, NESCAC.

Not only are three of the final four teams in the women's lax tournament from the NESCAC, but Amherst almost made it four for four.  In  regional final action against Salisbury, what appeared to be a lead-taking goal with just under a minute remaining was nullified by a dangerous shot ruling and the Seagulls popped in the game winner with just four seconds left on the clock.  NESCAC dominance in the women's game is ridiculous.  Middlebury is 6-3 in the championship game since 1996.  Trinity played in five consecutive finals from 2012-16, winning their first appearance with Kate (Perine) Livesay, Middlebury '03 as HC.  Livesay has since taken over at her alma mater and coached the 2016 winner.  Amherst has played Middlebury for the title three times winning it in 2003.  Williams has been runner-up twice, losing once in 2OT.  Bowdoin was the DIII runner-up in 2011.  Hamilton won the championship in 2008 and lost it in 2010 while representing the Liberty League before returning to the NESCAC in 2012.  Seven teams are currently ranked in the top 17 and the final regular season poll included eight in the top 25 with two others among the four programs also receiving votes.  Like I said, ridiculous, and the Amherst-Williams pairing in the men's final shows the conference strength there as well.

Way back when I was a teacher, I taught a girl who played lax in HS and then Middlebury (the school I taught at was a powerhouse in MA).  I believe the girl was only lost 1 or 2 games in her entire HS and college career combined.
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It is remarkable how strong the NESCAC is in athletics.   In women's lacrosse, three of the final four teams are from the NESCAC.  In men's lacrosse, it was the last two standing from the NESCAC.   Tennis is equally represented.   Good stuff, NESCAC.

Not only are three of the final four teams in the women's lax tournament from the NESCAC, but Amherst almost made it four for four.  In  regional final action against Salisbury, what appeared to be a lead-taking goal with just under a minute remaining was nullified by a dangerous shot ruling and the Seagulls popped in the game winner with just four seconds left on the clock.  NESCAC dominance in the women's game is ridiculous.  Middlebury is 6-3 in the championship game since 1996.  Trinity played in five consecutive finals from 2012-16, winning their first appearance with Kate (Perine) Livesay, Middlebury '03 as HC.  Livesay has since taken over at her alma mater and coached the 2016 winner.  Amherst has played Middlebury for the title three times winning it in 2003.  Williams has been runner-up twice, losing once in 2OT.  Bowdoin was the DIII runner-up in 2011.  Hamilton won the championship in 2008 and lost it in 2010 while representing the Liberty League before returning to the NESCAC in 2012.  Seven teams are currently ranked in the top 17 and the final regular season poll included eight in the top 25 with two others among the four programs also receiving votes.  Like I said, ridiculous, and the Amherst-Williams pairing in the men's final shows the conference strength there as well.

 

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West Region football / Re: FB: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Last post by wm4 on Today at 02:42:59 pm »
Carlton and STO could always do another Liter Bowl
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Central Region / Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Last post by AndOne on Today at 02:34:55 pm »
It will be interesting to see if:

1. All the current CCIW officials are retained if a different entity is now in charge of assigning refs, and reviewing their performances.
2. If there will be a shift in the way certain plays are looked at/called. With the realization that theoretically there is only so much “wiggle room” available within each individual rule, do refs who are employed under the Basketball Collegiate Officiating Consortium umbrella generally look at certain things differently from how we in the CCIW are used to seeing them called?
3. Will being governed by the BCOC bring a higher level of consistency with regard to how rules are interpreted, and consequently how calls are made?

Basketball Collegiate Officiating Consortium. 🤔
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Seriously, someone argues that Johnnie-Tommie at Target Field is an unfair advantage.  Let Carleton and STO schedule their game their, they wouldn't get much more than they normally do.  SJU and UST should not have to apologize for passionate fan bases.  I would say that SJU fans traveling helps out the CoL teams get more money when they come to town.

I mean, it might be "unfair" depending on how one defines "fair."

Just like it's unfair that Carleton has a huge endowment and tons of uber-wealthy alums to support the university's priorities. Or that Carleton's quiz bowl teams get to travel in 1st Class while St Thomas quiz bowl teams have to rent a van. Surely that unfairly attracts elite potential Carleton students in a way that we just can't compete with.

I guess unfair isn't always bad. Good for Carleton and their quiz bowl teams. I think that's awesome and I will do my best to respect them if I ever have one as my intellectually superior boss.
As it stands, the CEO of my organization is a Tommie.
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Seriously, someone argues that Johnnie-Tommie at Target Field is an unfair advantage.  Let Carleton and STO schedule their game their, they wouldn't get much more than they normally do.  SJU and UST should not have to apologize for passionate fan bases.  I would say that SJU fans traveling helps out the CoL teams get more money when they come to town. 
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Lacrosse, track, cross country, softball / Re: D 3 softball
« Last post by justafan12 on Today at 02:06:34 pm »
Thanks for the info.  I have posted the last paragraph below:

"The championship finals format is double-elimination. St. Thomas (Minn.) is the top seed. After St. Thomas, the seeds are in order: Illinois Wesleyan, Emory (Ga.), TLU, Williams, Randolph-Macon (Va.), Trine (Ind.), and Eastern Connecticut St."

That is interesting to me as to how they came up with these.  I don't disagree with them just don't follow their logic.  Williams was a #1 seed from the New England region but are ranked behind both TLU and Emory.  Trine was also a #1 from the Central.
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When I was at Calvin in the relatively recent past and from everyone I’ve talked to, KVS taught classes like jogging and weightlifting, not exactly microbiology or Constitutional Law when it comes to the responsibilities for grading and course instruction...

My academically rigorous Calvin transcript actually includes courses taken from Ralph Honderd (PE 104), Ed Douma (golf), and Kevin VandeStreek (weightlifting). Based on the timing of when they were teaching at Calvin, my guess is there aren't too many other alumni who can make that distinctive claim.
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North Region football / Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« Last post by JCUStreaks70 on Today at 01:48:31 pm »
And in another non-football related note, Mount Union has changed its long-standing affiliation from UMC to SJW.

SJW❓ Huh? Help me here. (See signature below)


They have dropped their affiliation with the United Methodist Church after all these years because of the churches stance on gay/lesbian exclusions in the church. They do not want to limit their inclusion of all students in the family. They have even agreed to fully support any student that has received money from the church that would go away because of this change in philosophy.

I knew the UMC. But what's the SJW?  ???

I believe he is referencing "Social Justice Warrior"

Oh! Huh?  ???

SJW's are the Millennials and Gen Z (the ones currently in college) who are ruining everything with their PC bologna...

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