Trio of Fall F&M Teams Qualify for Centennial Playoffs

Trio of Fall F&M Teams Qualify for Centennial Playoffs

LANCASTER, Pa. - Three of Franklin & Marshall's postseason-eligible fall teams have qualified for a place in this week's Centennial Conference (CC) Playoffs.

Both field hockey and volleyball enter as the No. 1 seed after earning the right to host their sports respective Semifinal and Championship matches this weekend. Each will need to wait for the result of Wednesday's First Round contests to determine their opponents for Saturday. Men's soccer will travel to Haverford as their tournament's No. 3 seed for a Semifinal matchup against No. 2 Johns Hopkins. 

Field Hockey CC Championship Site

The Diplomats ended their regular season with a league-best 15-2, 9-1 CC record to garner the program's eighth-consecutive Tournament appearance. F&M claimed hosting rights for the first time since 2015 as the Diplomats are hoping that the advantage of playing on Tylus Field will lead to the program's second-straight Centennial Championship. 

The NCAA First Round opens on Wednesday, Nov. 7 with the CC Champion earning the automatic bid into the field. The Sweet 16 and Elite Eight rounds are set for Nov. 10-11, with the Semifinals and NCAA Championship slated for Nov. 17-18 right down the road at Spooky Nook Sports in Manheim. 

Bracket information is set to be released Sunday evening (Nov. 4) at 11:30 p.m. following the completion of all conference tournaments and can be accessed here

Wednesday, Oct. 31 - Allentown, Pa.
First Round – No. 4 Muhlenberg vs. No. 5 Dickinson - 7:00 PM
Video | Live Stats 
 
Saturday, Nov. 3 - Lancaster, Pa.
Semifinal 1 – No. 1 F&M vs. No. 4/5 Winner - 12:00 PM
Video | Live Stats 
 
Semifinal: 2 – No. 2 Johns Hopkins vs. No. 3 Ursinus - Not Before 2:30 PM 
Video | Live Stats 
 
Sunday, Nov.  4 - Lancaster, Pa.
Final – Semifinal Winners – 1:00 PM
Video | Live Stats 

Men's Soccer CC Championship Site

F&M is back in the CC Tournament for the ninth straight season, the second-longest streak among CC institutions next to Hopkins' run of 17 straight appearances. The Diplomats finished the regular season with a 12-2-3, 5-1-3 CC mark and are seeking their second CC Crown in a row after blanking Dickinson by a 1-0 score in Baltimore for the 2017 Championship.

The CC Champion will earn an automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament, which begins with the First and Second rounds on Nov. 11-12. The Sweet 16 and Quarterfinal rounds take place Nov. 17-18, with the Final Four and NCAA Final slated for Nov. 30-Dec. 1 in Greensboro, N.C. The NCAA selection show will take place on Monday, Nov. 5 at 1:00 p.m. and can be viewed here.

Wednesday, Oct. 31 - Carlisle, Pa.
First Round – No. 4 Dickinson vs. No. 5 Gettysburg - 4:00 PM 
Video | Live Stats 
 
Saturday, Nov. 3 - Haverford, Pa.
Semifinal 1 – No. 1 Haverford vs. No. 4/5 Winner - 11:00 AM
Video | Live Stats 
 
Semifinal: 2 – No. 2 Johns Hopkins vs. No. 3 F&M - Not Before 1:30 PM
Video | Live Stats 
 
Sunday, Nov.  4 -  Haverford, Pa.
Final – Semifinal Winners – 1:00 PM
Video | Live Stats 

Volleyball CC Championship Site

Volleyball clinched a place in the Centennial Tournament for the 11th straight season, extending a streak that is unmatched among Conference opponents. F&M accumulated a 23-6, 10-0 CC regular season record to claim weekend hosting rights for the first time since 2013 and is in search of its first CC Crown since 2014.

The NCAA First and Second Rounds are slated for Nov. 8-9, with the Quarterfinals, Semifinals and Championship matches taking place from No. 15-17 at the A.J. Palumbo Center in Pittsburgh.  The tournament's field will be announced during the NCAA selection show on Monday, Nov. 5 at 12:30 p.m., and can be found here

Wednesday, Oct. 31 - Westminster, Md.
First Round – No. 4 McDaniel vs. No. 5 Muhlenberg - 7:00 PM
Video | Live Stats

Saturday, Nov. 3 - Lancaster, Pa.
Semifinal 1 – No. 1 F&M vs. No. 4-5 winner - 1:00 PM
Video | Live Stats

Semifinal 2 – No. 2 Johns Hopkins vs. No. 3 Swarthmore - Not Before 3:30 PM
Video | Live Stats

Sunday, Nov. 4 - Lancaster, Pa.
Final – Semifinal Winners - 1:00 PM
Video | Live Stats