The NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Committee announced today the field of 64 teams for the 2019 championship. Husson University, the 2019 North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Champion, will play Amherst College in the first round of the DIII tournament. The Eagles will travel to Amherst, Massachusetts to play the Mammoths this Friday.
Husson University won their fourth NAC Women's Basketball Championship in a row, defeating Maine Maritime 58 to 51.
Top-seeded Husson University advances to their fourth-straight Championship game, besting #4 Northern Vermont-Lyndon 77-39 in the first semifinal. Second-seeded Maine Maritime prevailed over No. 3 SUNY Canton 55-43 in the second semifinal to advance as well. The two teams meet for the title game tomorrow at 2:00 PM at Husson for a rematch. Husson won the 2018 championship, 76-58, over the Mariners.
Women's Basketball All-Conference Honors: Worcester, Mitchell, Crompton, Carter and Walker Earn Major Awards
Husson Senior Kenzie Worcester caps a milestone season by earning North Atlantic Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Year honors, and Husson head coach Kissy Walker earns her sixth NAC Coach of the Year honor. Northern Vermont-Lyndon Junior Alissa Mitchell has been tabbed as the Defensive Player of the Year and her teammate, freshman Lea Crompton, is the Rookie of the Year. Paige Carter of UMaine-Farmington is honored as the Senior Scholar Athlete for women's basketball.
Northern Vermont-Lyndon and SUNY Canton each won quarterfinal games at home and will advance to the semifinal round on Friday, February 22, at top-seeded Husson. The Eagles will play No. 4 NVU-Lyndon at 5:30 PM, and the No. 2 Mariners will take on No. 3 SUNY Canton at 7:30 PM.
Husson claimed the top seed for the 2019 North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Women's Basketball Championship Tournament, which begins with quarterfinal matchups this Saturday, February 16.