Eleven men’s Division III schools selected for national tournament

The 11 men’s teams in the NCAA tournament were announced Monday morning.

In the first round to be played March 12, Geneseo hosts Salve Regina, Williams hosts Salem State and Massachusetts-Boston travels to play defending champion Trinity.

Five teams receive byes to the March 19 quarterfinals, where they are joined by the winners of three first-round games. Adrian will host Wisconsin-Stevens Point, St. Norbert hosts Augsburg and then Hobart hosts the Mass.-Boston-Trinity winner.

The semifinals and finals are scheduled for the Herb Brooks Arena in Lake Placid, N.Y., March 25-26.

Automatic qualifiers:

• Pool A: Seven postseason tournament champions — from ECAC Northeast, MASCAC, MIAC, NEHC, NESCAC, NCHA and SUNYAC

• Pool B: One institution from group of schools in conferences that do not qualify for Pool A consideration (ECAC West, WIAC)

• Pool C: Three institutions from automatic-qualifying conferences that are not their conference champions, and the remaining teams in Pool B

Trinity topped Stevens Point in the 2015 championship final.


  1. Stunning how a #10 ranked team (Williams) which lost to an unranked team in the playoffs should be chosen over #6 ranked team (Plattsburgh) which lost to #8 in the playoffs. It defies logic.


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