Diplomats Ready to Host Second Round of NCAA Tournament - Week 12 Game Notes

Diplomats Ready to Host Second Round of NCAA Tournament - Week 12 Game Notes

NCAA Tournament Information

Game 18 - NCAA Second Round
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 | 4:00 p.m. | Shadek Stadium
Stevenson at No. 14 Franklin & Marshall

Series Record: First Meeting
Last F&M Victory: First Meeting
Last Stevenson Victory: First Meeting

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Tickets

$5 - Adults
$3 - Students from participating schools with school ID's, children (3-12)
Free - Senior citizens and children. Children under the age of two are free.

Series History

Wednesday's meeting will be the first between F&M and Stevenson.

F&M's Road

The Diplomats received one of eight pool-c at-large bids to the NCAA Tournament after ending the regular season with a 12-5 record. F&M won the Centennial regular season and earned the top seed in the CC Tournament before falling to eventual champions Ursinus.

Stevenson's Road

The Mustangs (12-7) earned an NCAA berth after defeating Lycoming 23-4 in Saturday's MAC Commonwealth Championship and claiming the league's automatic berth. The Mustangs enter the NCAAs having won four straight and 11 of their last 12 games.

F&M in the Tournament

The Diplomats are making their sixth NCAA appearance and first since 2017. F&M went 1-1 in that 2017 Tournament, defeating Elizabethtown 11-8, before falling 17-9 to Cabrini. F&M is 3-5 all-time in the Tournament.

Stevenson in the Tournament

Stevenson is one of just six schools who has qualified for the NCAA field in each of the past 11 seasons.

Tournament Rundown

The winner of the F&M-Stevenson matchup will face either No. 4 Tufts, or the winner of a first round game between New England College and Norwich on Saturday, May 11.

The quarterfinal round is set for Wednesday, May 15, with the semifinals slated for Sunday, May 19. The championship game will take place at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia on Sunday, May 26.

Rankings

F&M dropped a spot in national rankings, now sitting at No. 14. Ursinus ranks 8th, Gettysburg 11th and Dickinson sits at 15th.

Click here to see the complete poll.

Records Watch

  • Junior Kevin Mollihan needs only two goals to become the all-time scoring leader in program history. Chris Mergardt '96 holds the record with 192. With 65 goals so far on the season, he reset his school record for goals in a season. 
  • Luke Keating has 111 career goals and is one of only 14 Diplomats to reach the 100-goal milestone.
  • Tommy O'Connor (185) is fourth all-time in ground balls, Ellis Llewellyn (137) has entered the top-10 in career ground balls, joining Jarrett Donaghy (150). Andrew Setian owns the record with 232.
  • George Briggs is fifth on the all-time assists list with 99.