For immediate release – 8/21/2012 - #008
Lynchburg Field Hockey Ranked 7th in NCAA Pre-Season Poll
CHANDLER, AZ – The Lynchburg College field hockey team is ranked seventh in the nation in the 2012 Penn Monto/NFHCA Division III Pre-Season Poll, released Tuesday.
Defending national champion, The College of New Jersey, tops the poll with 29 first-place votes out of a possible 36. Bowdoin College is second, followed by Middlebury College and Salisbury University.
The Hornets are slated to play #16 Lebanon Valley College, #17 Christopher Newport University and Mary Washington University, team that also received votes.
Lynchburg opens the season Saturday, September 1 with a home game against Frostburg State at 1:30 p.m. LC looks to capture its seventh-straight ODAC title this fall, after finishing 19-2 and advancing into the NCAA Division III Tournament's Round of Eight.