LANCASTER, Pa. - Schedules for Franklin & Marshall's fall athletic teams have been announced and are available for viewing at GoDiplomats.com. Click on the links above to access each team's 2019 slate of contests.
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Field hockey hits the road to open up 2019 against Elizabethtown on Friday, August 30th. The Diplomats' first home contest is set for Saturday, Sept. 14th against non-conference opponent Mary Washington, while Centennial Conference (CC) play kicks off at Tylus Field on Saturday, Sept. 21 against Muhlenberg.
CC Playoffs get underway with the First Round on Tuesday, Nov. 5, while the Final is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 9. Spooky Nook Sports in Manheim will host this year's NCAA Final Four and Championship matches for the second straight year, which are set for Nov. 23-24.
The 2019 season begins on the road against Lebanon Valley on Saturday, Sept. 7th, before F&M returns for its home and Centennial opener the following weekend, Saturday, Sept. 14th to battle Juniata at Shadek. The Diplomats will celebrate Homecoming and Family Weekend when Dickinson heads to Lancaster on Saturday, Oct. 26th.
The regular season draws to a close on Saturday, Nov. 16th when F&M hosts Gettysburg for the annual Lincoln Trophy game at 1:00 p.m.
F&M starts 2019 with a five-game, non-conference road stint that begins against Lebanon Valley on Friday, Aug. 30th. The home opener occurs on Wednesday, Sept. 18th against Stevens before the Diplomats host Muhlenberg on Saturday, Sept. 21st for the Centennial opener.
The CC First Round is slated for Wednesday, Nov. 6th with the Championship on Sunday, Nov. 10th. NCAA Tournament play begins with the First and Second Rounds on Nov. 15-16 while Greensboro, N.C will host the NCAA Final Four and Championship for the second consecutive year on Dec. 6-7.
Women's Soccer hosts Marywood on Friday, August 30th for the Diplomats' first contest of the season. CC action starts on Saturday, Sept. 21st against Muhlenberg and the CC Playoffs open with the First Round on Wednesday, Nov. 6th, with the CC Championship slated for Sunday, Nov. 10.
The NCAA Tournament begins with the First and Second Rounds on Nov. 16-17, and the Final Four and Championship set for Dec. 7-8 in Greensboro, N.C.
Men's and Women's Cross Country
Both men's and women's cross country teams will host their annual Alumni 5K with Millersville the following Thursday (Sept. 5th) at Baker Campus, while the Little Three with Gettysburg and Dickinson, returns to Lancaster on Friday, Sept. 13th.
Haverford is slated to host the Centennial Championships on Saturday, Nov. 2 while the NCAA Mid-East Regionals will take place at Lehigh University on Saturday, Nov. 16th.
Volleyball begins 2019 at home with the program's annual F&M Scramble Tournament on Aug. 30-31. Action opens on Friday against Mary Washington before the Diplomats host Geneseo and Arcadia on Saturday.
Centennial action opens on Saturday, Sept. 21st at home against Muhlenberg with the CC Playoffs beginning First Round competition on Wednesday, Nov. 6th and concluding with the Championship match on Sunday, Nov. 10th. The opening three rounds of the NCAA Tournament are set for Nov. 14th-16th, and the Quarterfinals, Semifinals, and Championship events will occur in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on Nov. 21-23.
Additional Fall Competition
Several sports, which compete primarily in the spring, will participate in several tournaments and events for the fall portion of their schedule. Women's tennis takes part in the ITA Southeast Regional Championships, hosted by Mary Washington from Sept. 20-22. The men's tennis team will compete in the same event on Oct. 4-6.
Men's golf is in the process of finalizing their fall schedule but is slated to host the annual F&M Fall Invitational on Monday, Oct. 14th at Bent Creek Country Club in Lancaster.
Currently, men's rowing has two fall regattas on their 2019 schedule while the women will compete in three competitions. Both sides open on Saturday, Oct. 12th at the Occoquan Chase in Fairfax, Va., and end action at the Head of the Schuylkill Regatta in Philadelphia on Oct. 26th.