Three months of hard work paid off on Sunday as sixth-ranked Gettysburg College secured its third consecutive Centennial Conference title by defeating seventh-ranked Franklin & Marshall College 9-5 at Clark Field on Sunday.
Gettysburg (16-2) clinched its league-best ninth conference crown and earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament.
"This team has put everything into the conference championships and I'm really proud of this group," said senior captain Kelsey Markiewicz, who tallied one goal in the game. "We're all in it for each other and we've put a lot of work into it. I'm happy to see everyone feeling the benefits of all the hard work they've put in."
Junior Mandy Buell (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill) was named CC Tournament Most Valuable Player after tallying two goals in the title game and six in two playoff games. Junior Bridget Kenny (Gladstone, N.J./Bernards) and senior Bailey Beardsley (Blue Ridge Summit, Pa./Francis Scott Key (Md.)) each scored a pair of goals, while freshman goalie Shannon Keeler (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) tallied 10 saves.
The NCAA Division III Tournament field was announced on NCAA.com on Sunday night. The opening round begins Wednesday, May 7. Gettysburg College will host the semifinals and championship on May 24-25. Find out more.
Women's golf takes home fourth-straight Centennial Conference title
Senior Kara McNulty (Flemington, N.J./Hunterdon Central) carded a career-low 77 to edge teammate Lauren Sobotka (North Caldwell, N.J./Mt. St. Dominic) for the individual championship and Gettysburg College cruised to its fourth consecutive team title at the Centennial Conference Women's Golf Championship.
McCoubrie wins again at Centennial Conference Championships
Sophomore Katie McCoubrie (Malvern, Pa./Conestoga) won the triple jump to earn Most Outstanding Field Performer honors while classmate Katie Cavnaugh (East Rockaway, N.Y./Kellenberg) reset her own school record in the 100-meter hurdles, leading the Gettysburg College women's track & field team on the third and final day of the Centennial Conference (CC) Outdoor Championships at Swarthmore College.
Haverford wins twice, captures thrilling Centennial Conference Baseball title
In a game filled with dramatic moments, Justin Coulter singled home the game-winning run in the bottom of the 12th inning to give second-seeded Haverford College a 2-1 victory over top-seeded and 21st-ranked Gettysburg in the winner-take-all final of the Centennial Conference baseball championship tournament Sunday afternoon in front of a large and spirited crowd at Kirchhoff Field.
Men's track finishes seventh at Centennial Conference Championships
The Gettysburg College men's track & field team concluded the three-day Centennial Conference Championships on Sunday at Swarthmore College, finishing seventh among nine teams.
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