Lynchburg Included in First NCAA Field Hockey Regional Rankings
Hornets Fifth in South Region, 17th in the Nation
FOREST, Va. --- The NCAA released its first set
of regional rankings on Wednesday and Lynchburg College sits fifth
in the South Region for Division III field hockey. The Hornets
are 12-3 overall and 6-0 in league play. Additionally, LC
has a 10-2 record in the region.
NCAA Division III field hockey is comprised of six regions across the country with the top five teams in each region are ranked (save for the Great Lakes Region, which only ranks three teams). Salisbury University currently sits atop the South Region list, while the University of Mary Washington holds the second spot. Christopher Newport University and Franklin & Marshall College sit in the third and fourth spots, respectively.
Lynchburg also represents the ODAC in the latest National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division III national poll as the 17th rated squad in the country.
As a team, LC's conference-best 3.86 goals per game are tied for 15th in the national statistical rankings. Individually, Lindsay Leonard is tied for first in the league with 13 goals, including an ODAC-best four game-winning tallies, and Shelly Milks has dished out eight assists this season, which is the second-best mark in the league.
Use the links below to view each of the polls and rankings in their entirety. For more information on ODAC field hockey, visit the Internet home of the ODAC at www.odaconline.com. Don't forget to become a fan of the ODAC on Facebook. You can also follow the ODAC on Twitter at @odacathletics. Check out the ODAC's YouTube channel.
NCAA Division III Regional Rankings
NCAA Division III National Statistics Rankings
NFHCA Division III Poll