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Alvernia earns at-large bid to NCAA Tournament

Alvernia makes NCAA Tournament

Alvernia University has earned an at-large bid into the NCAA Championships and will face RIT at 10 a.m. on Thursday in the first game at the Mid-Atlantic Regional hosted by the MAC at PEOPLESBank Stadium.

Alvernia (28-13-2), making its 12th appearance in the NCAA Championships, is the #5 seed in the Mid-Atlantic Regional.

Alvernia advanced to the championship round of the MAC Commonwealth Championship where it fell to Arcadia, 8-4 in the first game of the series.  The Knights earned the automatic qualifier for the conference and will be the #2 seed in the New England Regional.

#1 SEED: Johns Hopkins (36-6) is the top seed in the Mid-Atlantic Regional.  The Blue Jays went 17-1 in conference play during the regular season and swept through the Centennial Championship beating Ursinus College, 4-3, in the final.

#2 SEED: Shenandoah (36-8) earned an at-large bid out of the ODAC.  The Hornets were eliminated from the conference championship by Washington & Lee in the losers bracket final.

#3 SEED: Wheaton (Mass.) earned an at-large bid from the NEWMAC.  The Lyons were knocked ouf of the conference championship by Babson in the semifinals.

#4 SEED: RIT (33-7) is into the regional as the champions of the Liberty League.  The Tigers went 3-0 in the championship defeated Clarkson 9-4 in the final.

#6 SEED: Elizabethtown (26-15) enters the regional as champions of the Landmark Conference.  The Blue Jays defeated Susquehanna University 5-1 in a winner-take-all final.

#7 SEED: SUNY-Maritime (26-11) earned the automatic qualifier bid for the Skyline Conference.

#8 SEED: Lesley (21-17-1) won the New England Collegiate Conference beating Mitchell College 10-6 in the final.


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