FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 2, 2014
MANSFIELD, Mass. - Eight teams and five individual student-athletes representing the Northeast-10 Conference will be competing at the upcoming NCAA Division II Fall Festival, which begins Thursday, December 4 and runs through Saturday, December 6.
The NE-10 will have eight teams competing in the sports of cross country, field hockey, women's soccer and women's volleyball.
We're encouraging fans to join the conversation about the conference's teams and student-athletes competing at this year's Fall Festival by using #NE10inKY on Twitter.
LIU Post and Stonehill College's field hockey teams will square off in one National Semifinal matchup Thursday afternoon at 4 p.m., while The College of Saint Rose's women's soccer team takes to the pitch in a National Semifinal tilt against defending national champion Grand Valley State Thursday at 5 p.m.
The University of New Haven's volleyball team claimed the East Region title for the 13th time in school history, and will take on Arkansas Fort Smith in a Quarterfinal matchup Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m.
Four teams and five student-athletes representing the Northeast-10 Conference qualified for the National Championship Cross Country races, which will be held Saturday morning.
The men's race begins at 11 a.m., and will feature both the American International College and Stonehill teams, along with Adelphi University's Nicholas Filipazzo and Assumption College's Tony Fierimonte.
The women's race will get underway at 12:15 p.m. and will feature the Saint Michael's College and Stonehill teams, along with American Int'l's Pascaline Jerotich, Assumption's Antonia Pagliuca, and Southern New Hampshire University's Stacey Wojcik.
NCAA FESTIVAL NOTES
The Division II National Championships Festival will feature national championships in men's and women's cross country, field hockey, men's and women's soccer and women's volleyball.
Bellarmine University and the Louisville Sports Commission will serve as co-hosts for the event. The Division II national championships festivals are the only place in the NCAA where six champions will be crowned in a single event, in one city on one day.
The Festival provides an unparalleled opportunity to celebrate the achievements of more than 1,100 DII student-athletes.
ABOUT THE DII FESTIVAL
• The goal of the Festival is to enhance the collegiate experience and create exposure for Division II sports.
• The Festival is held every year, rotating the season of sports to include fall, winter and spring.
• Opening and closing ceremonies, community engagement projects, and social opportunities for student-athletes are all hallmark events at the festivals. Student-athletes are housed in centrally located hotels allowing for an "athlete village" atmosphere.
The Northeast-10 is an association of 15 NCAA Division II colleges and universities located in New England and New York that is committed to supporting balanced academic and athletic opportunities for more than 6,000 student-athletes.
Each year, 4,000 of those student-athletes compete in Conference championships in 23 sports, making the NE-10 the largest DII conference in the country in terms of sports sponsorship. Leading the way in the classroom, on the field and within the community, the Northeast-10 is proud of its comprehensive program and the experience it provides student-athletes.
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