Five Diplomat Teams Headed to CC Playoffs

LANCASTER, Pa. – Five Franklin & Marshall spring teams will continue their seasons this weekend at the Centennial Conference (CC) Playoffs.

Men's tennis opens postseason play on Wednesday as the tournament's No. 5 seed, visiting No. 4 Washington for a CC First Round match at 4:00 p.m. Also on Wednesday, the top-seeded men's lacrosse team hosts No. 4 Swarthmore for a semifinal on Tylus Field at 7:00 p.m.

The fourth-seeded softball team begins its quest its first-ever CC Championship on Friday, traveling to McDaniel to take on the No. 1 Green Terror at 2:00 p.m. On Saturday, women's tennis play begins when the No. 3 Diplomats visit No. 2 Swarthmore for a semifinal at 3:00 p.m., while in women's lacrosse action No. 2 F&M travels to Gettysburg to play No. 3 Muhlenberg, also a semifinal at 3:00 p.m.

Men's Tennis Championship Information

For the eighth consecutive year, the Diplomats extended their season into the CC Playoffs. This time, F&M seeks its first CC Championship as the No. 5 seed after compiling a regular-season record of 6-9, 5-4 CC.

A conference championship gives the winners an automatic qualification for the NCAA Division III Championships, contested in Chattanooga, Tenn. from May 22-27.

Wednesday, May 3 – Chestertown, Md.

First Round – No. 4 Washington vs. No. 5 F&M – 4:00 PM

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Saturday, May 6 – Baltimore, Md.

Semifinal 1 – No. 1 Johns Hopkins vs. No. 4/5 Winner - 11:00 AM

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Saturday, May 6 – Swarthmore, Pa.

Semifinal 2 – No. 2 Swarthmore vs. No. 3 Haverford – 11:00 AM

Sunday, May 7 – at Highest Remaining Seed

Final - Semifinal Winners – 11:00 AM or 1:00 PM

Women's Tennis Championship Information

The Diplomats look to add a 14th conference championship in program history this weekend, but will hit the road to do so as the tournament's No. 3 seed. This season marks F&M's fourth straight appearance in the Centennial Playoffs, with the Diplomats aiming to better last season's exit at the semifinal stage and collect the program's first Conference Title since 2000.

As with the men's tennis NCAA Championships, the women's NCAA Division III Championships will be played in Chattanooga, Tenn. from May 22-27.

Tuesday, May 2 – Haverford, Pa.

First Round – No. 4 Haverford vs. No. 5 Washington – 3:00 PM

Saturday, May 6 – Baltimore, Md.

Semifinal 1 – No. 1 Johns Hopkins vs. No. 4/5 Winner - 3:00 PM

Saturday, May 6 – Swarthmore, Pa.

Semifinal 2 – No. 2 Swarthmore vs. No. 3 F&M – 3:00 PM

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Sunday, May 7 – at Highest Remaining Seed

Final - Semifinal Winners – 1:00 PM or 3:00 PM

Softball Championship Information

F&M advanced to its first-ever CC Playoffs as the No. 4 seed. The Diplomats begin action on Friday, traveling to Westminster, Md. to take on No. 1 McDaniel in the first game of the double-elimination tournament.

F&M is aiming for its first conference championship since 1991. The CC Title would give the Diplomats a place in the NCAA Regionals, scheduled to take place during the second weekend of May.

Friday, May 5 – Westminster, Md.

Game 1 – No. 1 McDaniel vs. No. 4 F&M – 2:00 PM

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Game 2 – No. 2 Gettysburg vs. No. 3 Washington – 4:00 PM

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Saturday, May 6 – Westminster, Md.

Game 3 – Losers of Games 1/2 - 11:00 AM

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Game 4 – Winners of Games 1/2 – 1:00 PM

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Game 5 – Loser of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 3 – 3:00 PM

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Sunday, May 7 – Westminster, Md.

Game 6 – Winners of Game 4/5 – 12:00 PM

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Game 7 – If Necessary – 2:00 PM

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Men's Lacrosse Championship Information

A 13-2 regular season record, including a flawless 8-0 mark in the Centennial, gave F&M the top seed in the CC Men's Lacrosse Tournament. As a result, the Diplomats will host their semifinal on Wednesday, and should F&M advance, the final on Saturday as well.

F&M looks to move on to the NCAA Championships, set to begin with the first round on Wednesday, May 10.

Wednesday, May 3 – Gettysburg, Pa.

Semifinal 1 – No. 2 Gettysburg vs. No. 3 Dickinson – 4:00 PM

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Wednesday, May 3 – Lancaster, Pa.

Semifinal 2 – No. 1 F&M vs. No. 4 Swarthmore – 7:00 PM

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Saturday, May 6 – at Highest Remaining Seed

Final – Semifinal Winners - 1:00 PM

Women's Lacrosse Championship Information

A 14-4 overall record and an 8-1 mark in Centennial action saw the Diplomats qualify for the CC Playoffs for the 15th time in 16 seasons. F&M comes in as the No. 2 seed, hunting for a seventh title when semifinal action begins on Saturday.

Wednesday, May 3 – Carlisle, Pa.

First Round – No. 4 Dickinson vs. No. 5 Washington – 4:00 PM

Saturday, May 6 – Gettysburg, Pa.

Semifinal 1 – No. 1 Gettysburg vs. No. 4/5 Winner - 12:00 PM

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Semifinal 2 – No. 2 F&M vs. No. 3 Muhlenberg – 3:00 PM

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Sunday, May 7 – Gettysburg, Pa.

Final – Semifinal Winners - 3:00 PM

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