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ECAC-New England
« on: March 04, 2009, 09:12:04 pm »
Plymouth State? C'mon selection committee, you can do better. And Emerson?
Passed on a few superior teams, especially in the NEWMAC.

Looks like the WPI Invitational. Wonder if they'll break a sweat.
Start etching WPI on the trophy.
Will be 3 ECAC'S in a row for NEWMAC.

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Re: ECAC-New England- 2010
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2010, 09:37:10 pm »
Plymouth State? C'mon selection committee, you can do better. And Emerson?
Passed on a few superior teams, especially in the NEWMAC.

Looks like the WPI Invitational. Wonder if they'll break a sweat.
Start etching WPI on the trophy.
Will be 3 ECAC'S in a row for NEWMAC.

4 in a row?

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Re: ECAC-New England
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2010, 03:41:15 am »
Pureshooter--

In order to be considered for ECACs, your team has to declare to the ECAC that you are interested in competing for the ECAC regional title if your team is not selected for NCAAs.

I checked this year's ECAC New England declaration list on their website, and according to the list, Springfield and Wheaton (MA)  said that they were not interested in going to the ECACs this year.      Only Smith and WPI (out of the NEWMAC teams) filed declaration papers expressing interest in competing for the title to the ECAC New England tournament committee as of the deadline of Feb. 19.

In addition,  Eastern Connecticut did not express interest in going to ECACs this year.   Neither did Brandeis.

The ECAC can only pick from among the declared teams on the list who did not qualify for NCAAs -- It is a program decision as to whether or not they want to compete for the ECAC regional title, since, unlike the NCAA, the ECAC does not pay for all the administrative costs of the tournament-- the participating teams have to pay for some of the costs of competing for that respective title-- such as travel and hotel expenses and referee expenses for those games.

This year's declared list for the teams for all four ECAC women's regional tournaments can be found at:

http://www.ecac.org/championships/team/wbkb/2009-2010/2009-10_DIII_Women-s_Basketball_Declared_Teams.pdf

On that list,  S. Maine, MCLA, Husson, Emmanuel, and U. New England all qualified for the NCAA tournament, so their ECAC declarations were withdrawn without penalty.


PS-- Yes, WPI is one of the favorites to win the ECAC New England title again.
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Re: ECAC-New England
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2010, 05:59:26 am »
Keene State is the top seed in this year's ECAC New England tournament, so it will not be a cakewalk for WPI to get their 3rd ECAC title in 4 years.

WPI did not participate in the ECAC tournament in the 2007-2008 season, but has won the title the last 2 times they participated-- the 2006-2007 season (defeating Nichols, Endicott, and Wheaton (MA) in that tourney), and the 2008-2009 season (defeating Colby-Sawyer, Emerson, and Nichols that year)

This year, WPI has to defeat the host school for the semis and title game, Keene State, on Saturday, if WPI is to have a chance to get their 3rd title.

Keene State had the strongest strength of schedule among the remaining ECAC teams, and did defeat regionally ranked Univ of New England and S. Maine this season.   Keene State has lost to Amherst and twice to Western Connecticut.

In non-conference action, this year's WPI team lost to Brandeis, Nichols, and Middlebury.  Middlebury is not exactly a power in NESCAC.

WPI last played Keene State on December 31, 2007, in the WPI Invitational-- Keene State won that meeting at WPI, 52-41.  :)

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Re: ECAC-New England
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2010, 02:41:38 pm »
Plymouth State? C'mon selection committee, you can do better. And Emerson?
Passed on a few superior teams, especially in the NEWMAC.

Looks like the WPI Invitational. Wonder if they'll break a sweat.
Start etching WPI on the trophy.
Will be 3 ECAC'S in a row for NEWMAC.

Sorry, Keene State just cancelled your plans.  :)   The Owls didn't even play that well, according to Coach Boucher, and they still ended WPI's season.    Keene State won, 56-49, in the first ECAC semifinal.

It will be Little East or TCCC-- with Little East more favored.   Plymouth State vs Regis in the other semifinal coming up.

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Re: ECAC-New England
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2010, 08:26:35 am »
Plymouth State? C'mon selection committee, you can do better. And Emerson?
Passed on a few superior teams, especially in the NEWMAC.

Looks like the WPI Invitational. Wonder if they'll break a sweat.
Start etching WPI on the trophy.
Will be 3 ECAC'S in a row for NEWMAC.

Sorry, Keene State just cancelled your plans.  :)   The Owls didn't even play that well, according to Coach Boucher, and they still ended WPI's season.    Keene State won, 56-49, in the first ECAC semifinal.

It will be Little East or TCCC-- with Little East more favored.   Plymouth State vs Regis in the other semifinal coming up.


Deis, check the date of that post, its 2009, last years ECAC'S

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Re: ECAC-New England
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2010, 08:45:17 am »
Pureshooter--

Sorry about that-- I just assumed that your first post on the thread was commenting about this year's (2010) tourney.  That is what happens when old dormant threads get revived.  I didn't realize that the first 2 posts were posted about a year apart from each other, and I just ran with the ball.  ("The 4 in a row comment" threw me off.)

Anyway, Keene State v Plymouth State today in the final.

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Re: ECAC-New England
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2010, 10:04:02 pm »
Deis,
    you were right again my man. Keene State would be tough, and they won it all. They did play a good schedule, with some quality wins. All N.H. final was nice