In my last article I mentioned I wanted to look at the last teams in and compare them against the teams that were under consideration when all of the at-large bids were handed out. I, of course, don’t know who the 20th team was that received an at-large, but I can tell from the regional…… Continue reading Last Teams In & Awesome Other Stuff
This article is a tad late, I realize, but I still wanted to do it. It’s a nice way to close out the season and what a story the Johns Hopkins Blue Jays have been. JHU is only the third team in NCAA DIII history to go undefeated and the first in two decades. It…… Continue reading Johns Hopkins – Champions
Updates: Daughter is married. Feet up in the hotel room. Wow! Johns Hopkins. What a great season. What a great Tournament run. Trinity spoiled the Blue Jays shot as the only team to sweep every match in the NCAA Tournament. It’s still never been done at DIII. I assume JHU doesn’t care. Congratulations. I assume…… Continue reading 2019 National Championship
Updates: I just checked the NCAA statistics for team hitting percentage. Through November 17th (the end of the regionals), Johns Hopkins is #1, Trinity is #8, Emory is #11 and Carthage is #12. Regardless of who wins, the trend will continue that you have to be efficient hitting to win a DIII volleyball championship. In…… Continue reading Semifinals!
Updates: I was looking back at my posts from last year and saw that we had challenges starting with the Elite 8. This wasn’t taken away, right? We still will have challenges this year, I believe. Maybe you took my lack of comments regarding the first two sets as a sign that I was dealing…… Continue reading Quarterfinals
The NCAA sure took their time with this. I can only imagine the conflict there must have been. Last year the seeding was released right around 11 p.m. Eastern. This year it took them until 11:50 p.m. In the end, here are the seeds: Emory Johns Hopkins Calvin Carthage Bowdoin Trinity Saint Benedict Clarkson This…… Continue reading Re-Seeding Announced
Wanted to do a little wrap-up after the regionals were over this weekend. Let’s start with the seeding of the 8 teams. It should come out tonight but my best guess is Emory, Calvin, Carthage, Johns Hopkins, Trinity, St. Ben, Clarkson and Bowdoin. Trinity and Johns Hopkins could be switched but I have them playing…… Continue reading Regional Wrap-Up