Field hockey places fifth in NCAA East Region rankings

MANCHESTER, N.H. – The Saint Anselm College field hockey team is the latest varsity sports team on the Hilltop to be listed in the NCAA Division II East Region rankings for their respective sport.

LINK: NCAA Division II East Region Field Hockey Rankings

The Hawks check in fifth in the East Region, trailing Pace, Merrimack, LIU Post and Stonehill. Saint Anselm has sprinted out to a 9-3 mark against in-region opponents and boasts a 10-5 overall record on the year, winning seven of its first 10 matches against Northeast-10 Conference opponents.

Saint Anselm is looking to make its third-straight appearance in the NCAA Division II Tournament in 2018, having won seven of nine games in the month of October. The Hawks have only three regular-season matches to go and two of their final three contests are at Grappone Stadium where they have registered a 35-5 overall record since the start of the 2015 campaign.

The Saint Anselm women's soccer, volleyball and field hockey programs have all earned placement in the NCAA East Region rankings so far in the 2018-19 academic year. Additionally, the women's cross country program is ranked regionally by the USTFCCCA and it was recently announced that the men's basketball team at Saint Anselm will begin the year ranked sixth overall in NCAA Division II.