D III Women's Volleyball

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Conference Tourneys (2016)

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This page will have links to each of the 43 Pool A conference postseason tournaments, and their winners, when they become available.

Take note of these special conference circumstances:
• The NWC regular season champion is awarded its Pool A. The NWC does not have a postseason tournament.
• The OAC regular season champion needs only to make the tournament final to be the automatic qualifier. If the OAC regular season champ does not make the final, the OAC tournament winner earns the Pool A.

See conference tourney winners dating back to 2009 from the links on the right rail.

Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference 11/2, 11/5-6
No. 1 seed: Pittsburgh Bradford
CHAMP: PITTSBURGH BRADFORD 25-5

American Southwest Conference 11/3-5
No. 1 seeds: Texas Dallas (East); Mary Hardin-Baylor (West)
CHAMP: TEXAS DALLAS 30-2

Capital Athletic Conference 11/1, 11/3, 11/5
No. 1 seed: Mary Washington
CHAMP: MARY WASHINGTON 28-3

Centennial Conference 11/2, 11/5-6
No. 1 seed: Johns Hopkins
CHAMP: JOHNS HOPKINS 19-8

City University of New York Athletic Conference 11/1, 11/4
No. 1 seed: Hunter
CHAMP: HUNTER 19-14

College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin 11/4-5
No. 1 seed: Millikin
CHAMP: MILLIKIN 26-11

Colonial States Athletic Conference 11/1/, 11/3, 11/5
No. 1 seed: Cabrini
CHAMP: CABRINI 18-14

Commonwealth Coast Conference 11/1, 11/3, 11/5
No. 1 seed: Endicott
CHAMP: ENDICOTT 22-11

Commonwealth Conference 10/31, 11/2, 11/5
No. 1 seed: Stevenson
CHAMP: STEVENSON 26-7

Empire 8 Athletic Conference 11/5-6
No. 1 seed: Stevens
CHAMP: NO. 2 SEED ITHACA 26-5

Freedom Conference 11/2, 11/5
No. 1 seed: Eastern
CHAMP: EASTERN 29-5

Great Northeast Athletic Conference 11/1, 11/3, 11/5
No. 1 seed: Johnson & Wales
CHAMP: JOHNSON & WALES 33-0

Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference 11/2, 11/5-6
No. 1 seed: Hanover
CHAMP: NO. 2 SEED BLUFFTON 23-8

Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 11/4-5
No. 1 seed: Wartburg
CHAMP: WARTBURG 21-5

Landmark Conference 11/2, 11/5
No. 1 seed: Juniata
CHAMP: JUNIATA 24-6

Liberty League 11/4-5
No. 1 seed: Vassar
CHAMP: NO. 2 SEED CLARKSON 21-14

Little East Conference 11/1/, 11/3, 11/5
No. 1 seed: UMass Boston
CHAMP: UMASS BOSTON 28-4

Massachusetts State College Athletic Conference 11/2, 11/5
No. 1 seed: Framingham State
CHAMP: FRAMINGHAM STATE 22-11

Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association 11/4-5
No. 1 seed: Calvin
CHAMP: NO. 2 SEED HOPE 25-5

Midwest Conference 11/4-5
No. 1 seed: Cornell
CHAMP: NO. 2 SEED ST. NORBERT 16-14

Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 11/1, 11/3, 11/5
No. 1 seed: Augsburg
CHAMP: NO. 2 SEED GUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS 23-7

New England Collegiate Conference 11/1, 11/4, 11/6
No. 1 seed: Regis
CHAMP: REGIS 15-15

New England Small College Athletic Conference 11/4-6
No. 1 seed: Tufts
CHAMP: NO. 2 SEED MIDDLEBURY 18-8

New England Women’s and Men’s Athletics Conference 11/1, 11/5-6
No. 1 seed: MIT
CHAMP: MIT 28-4

New Jersey Athletic Conference 11/1, 11/3, 11/5
No. 1 seed: Ramapo
CHAMP: NO. 3 SEED MONTCLAIR STATE 26-8

North Atlantic Conference 10/29, 11/4-5
No. 1 seed: Maine Maritime
CHAMP: MAINE MARITIME 22-8

North Coast Athletic Conference 11/4-5
No. 1 seed: Wittenberg
CHAMP: WITTENBERG 21-5

North Eastern Athletic Conference 11/5-6
No. 1 seed: SUNY Poly
CHAMP: NO. 2 SEED GALLAUDET 21-15

Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference 11/1, 11/3, 11/5
No. 1 seed: Concordia Wisconsin
CHAMP: CONCORDIA WISCONSIN 23-7

Northwest Conference (no tourney)
CHAMP: WHITWORTH 21-5

Ohio Athletic Conference 11/1, 11/3, 11/5
No. 1 seed: Ohio Northern
CHAMP: OHIO NORTHERN 27-3

Old Dominion Athletic Conference 11/2, 11/4-5
No. 1 seed: Randolph-Macon
CHAMP: RANDOLPH-MACON 23-7

Presidents’ Athletic Conference 11/1, 11/4-5
No. 1 seed: Bethany
CHAMP: BETHANY 25-11

Skyline Conference 11/1, 11/3, 11/5
No. 1 seed: Farmingdale State
CHAMP: FARMINGDALE STATE 19-7

Southern Athletic Association 11/4-6
No. 1 seed: Hendrix
CHAMP: HENDRIX 24-7

Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 11/3, 11/5
No. 1 seed: Cal Lutheran
CHAMP: CAL LUTHERAN 25-4

Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference 11/4-5
No. 1 seed: Trinity (Texas)
CHAMP: TRINITY (TEXAS) 27-7

St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 11/5
No. 1 seed: Greenville
CHAMP: GREENVILLE 25-7

State University of New York Athletic Conference 11/1, 11/4-5
No. 1 seed: Brockport
CHAMP: BROCKPORT 32-3

University Athletic Association 11/4-5
No. 1 seed: Chicago
CHAMP: NO. 2 SEED EMORY 30-5

Upper Midwest Conference 10/31, 11/2, 11/5
No. 1 seed: Northwestern
CHAMP: NORTHWESTERN 30-4

USA South Athletic Conference 11/1, 11/4-5
No. 1 seeds: Averett (East); Covenant (West)
CHAMP: NO. 2 SEED (EAST) MEREDITH 25-3

Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference 11/1, 11/3, 11/5
No. 1 seed: Wisconsin-Whitewater
CHAMP: WISCONSIN-WHITEWATER 27-6

-Ricky Nelson

Written by Ricky Nelson

July 12, 2016 at 5:01 pm

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  1. Anyone have any predictions for their conference(s) of interest?

    ASC – UTD should just roll through this tournament like they did the regular season. It’s also a double-elimination tournament so even if they slip up, they would have to do it twice to not win this. Having said that, UMHB has the tournament at home so maybe they can shock the west?

    Pick: UTD Upset special: UMHB

    SCIAC – My preseason pick was CMS and I still like them as a possible NCAA champion. With that said, Cal Lu has this at home.

    Pick: Cal Lu Slight upset special: CMS

    SCAC – Neutral site and Trinity should have a clear path to the final. Colorado College and Southwestern due to face off in a semi-final match. CC seems to struggle at times away from home. My gut tells me that whomever wins the CC/SU match takes down Trinity in the final.

    Pick: Southwestern Slight upset special: Colorado College

    DIIIFan

    October 31, 2016 at 5:03 pm

  2. I’ll gladly jinx some Central & Midwest region teams. I’m the worst at this prediction stuff, but I’m a trier.
    CCIW: Elmhurst over Carthage (pending final seeding)
    IIAC: Wartburg over Luther
    MIAC: St. Thomas over Augsburg
    MWC: Cornell over St. Norbert
    NACC: Concordia Wisconsin over [Aurora]
    SLIAC: Greenville over Spalding (pending final seeding)
    UAA: Emory over Chicago
    UMAC: Northwestern over Minnesota Morris
    WIAC: I abstain (but top-seeded UW-Whitewater is playing very, very well)

    Sorry to all of my mostly chalk picks for the jinx.
    -Ricky Nelson

    Ricky Nelson

    October 31, 2016 at 5:25 pm

  3. Once again late checking in. DIIIFan excellent choices. UTD did take that loss to UMHB but like you said they could bounce right back. I like that SCAC and ASC have more teams in their Tourneys and was surprised, but like, the double elimination. It guarantees the best team to truly rise above it. Plus more games to watch.

    With Cal LU, UTD, CMS, SW, and CC ranked as 2 thru 6 by AVCA (I still think Trinity could be near the tailend of that mix), I can’t wait to see how the NCAA pools get laid out. We will see whether they all get lumped together in one pool again or if three of them get sent to the four winds, where they would obviously have a much better chance of advancing to the round of eight instead of guaranteeing that all but one gets eliminated. Come on NCAA… prove the West Coast bias theory wrong! My guess is two get sent out and I hope they don’t just send Cal Lu or CMS to Texas and UTD or SW to Cali (again with the WC bias theory). They all got punished last year how about someone to the Northeast, etc. It’s my last year I kind of want to travel.

    CMS seems unsteady after those two losses two weeks ago to Laverne and Cal Lu. We will have to see if they can pick it back up when they face off Cal Lu tonight. Very hard to pick winners when on any given day any of these could beat one another.

    Calvin got tested by Hope but again seem to be the hands on favorite to take it all. Being a West fan though every game they play they are closer to that upset loss. Maybe in the championship match against a West team and I have a definite personal favorite. Only one more, hopefully two more weeks to go.

    D3 dad

    November 5, 2016 at 9:53 am

  4. Are the regional sites pre determined or given to the highest seed? My rooting interest is Cal Lu and am wondering if they will get home court advantage. Definitely a plus in SCIAC play this year and last years regional. CMS didn’t give them the test I expected. Unfortunately(because I think it would be advantageous to separate the SCIAC teams) I think CMS still gets a seed in the West.

    Anonymous

    November 6, 2016 at 8:35 pm

  5. Anon @ 8:35,
    Regional sites are not predetermined in women’s volleyball. Host sites will be revealed along with the field during the selection show. That regional with be in either Southern California or Texas. The race is too close to call, but if it’s my decision, the regional would be in Thousand Oaks.

    -Ricky Nelson

    Ricky Nelson

    November 6, 2016 at 9:02 pm

  6. Thanks Ricky. Great blog and comprehensive coverage of DIII Volleyball. All will be revealed tomorow morning.

    Anonymous

    November 6, 2016 at 9:34 pm


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