May 8, 2007
Aston, Pa.- The Neumann College softball team has been selected to compete in the 2007 ECAC Division III Southern Softball Tournament which gets underway on Thursday, May 10th. The fifth seeded Knights (28-11) will travel to PSU-Berhend on Thursday afternoon for a four o'clock match up with the fourth-seeded Lions (27-14).
Westminster College (24-13) is the top seeded team at the tournament, followed by La Roche College (26-15), Washington & Jefferson (19-14), Penn State-Behrend (27-14), Neumann College (28-11) and Kean University (21-13).
In other first-round play on Thursday Washington & Jefferson will play host to Kean University. Westminster and La Roche, who will host the semifinals and championships over the weekend, will receive a first-round bye.
The first-round winners will advance to the semifinals on Saturday, May 12 at La Roche College. The Neumann/Penn State-Behrend winner will take on Westminster, at 11:00 a.m. while the Washington & Jefferson /Kean winner will play La Roche in the other semifinal at 1:00 p.m.
The Neumann Knights finished second in the 2007 PAC Championship Softball Tournament on Sunday falling in the Championship to College Misericorida in back to back games of the double elimination tournament.
The Knights had seven players named to the 2007 All-PAC Team led by 2007 Rookie of the Year, Jen Goslin and First Team selections Kristen Lawlor, Angela Sebasto and Caitlin Hanrahan.
Junior Lauren Gallagher and freshman Jen Goslin were named All-PAC honorable mention while four-year team captain Katie Kletzel was the Knights selection for the 2007 All-PAC Sportsmanship Team.
The championship game will feature the two semifinal winners at time on day, date.
2007 ECAC Division III Southern Softball Championship
No. 1 Westminster College (24-13)
No. 2 La Roche College (26-15)
No. 3 Washington & Jefferson (19-14)
No. 4 Penn State-Behrend (27-14)
No. 5 Neumann College (28-11)
No. 6 Kean University (21-13)
Play-In Games - Thursday, May 10
No. 1 Westminster receives a bye
No. 2 La Roche receives a bye
No. 6 Kean at No. 3 Washington & Jefferson, TBA
No. 5 Neumann at No. 4 Penn State-Behrend, 4:00 p.m.
Day One Championship Weekend - Saturday, May 12 at La Roche College
Game 1: No. 1 Westminster vs. Winner of No. 4 vs. No. 5, 11:00 a.m.
Game 2: No. 2 La Roche vs. Winner of No. 3 vs. No. 6, 1:00 p.m.
Game 3: Loser of Game No. 1 vs. Loser of Game No. 2, 3:00 p.m.
Game 4: Winner of Game No. 1 vs. Winner of Game No. 2, 5:00 p.m.
Day Two Championship Weekend - Sunday, May 13 at La Roche College
Game 5: Winner of Game No. 3 vs. Loser of Game No. 4, 10:00 a.m.
Game 6: Championship: Winner of Game No. 4 vs. Winner of Game No. 5, 12:00
Game 7: If Necessary, 2:00 p.m.