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obserbear
06-04-2012, 11:34 AM
The NESCAC has posted the schedule for next season:
http://nescac.com/sports/wice/2012-13/schedule

dontyelldad
06-07-2012, 10:31 AM
Thanks for posting, o'bear!

obserbear
06-07-2012, 11:15 AM
Thanks for posting, o'bear!

How do things look for the Cardinals next season? Have to replace Corvi in net, but should have lots of positives coming out of last season, eh?

obserbear
06-07-2012, 11:18 AM
Congratulations to Middlebury on winning the 17th annual DIII Learfield Sports Directors' Cup!!! Strong showing by the NESCAC with Williams 3rd, Amherst 4th,Tufts 7th, and Bowdoin 16th.
https://www.amherst.edu/athletics/misc/2011-12/0607_nacda

PrezdeJohnson09
06-07-2012, 12:08 PM
From the men's thread:

Middlebury is atop the Division III world after finally knocking Williams off the top pedestal finally as the Learfield Sports D-III Directors' Cup champion. The NESCAC continues to flex its muscles at the top of this thing every year year with three in the top five and five in the top 16.

http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/...20120606231654

Division III and hockey playing schools of interest ranks:

1. Middlebury 1040.75
3. Williams 964.50
4. Amherst 950.75
7. Tufts 724.75
8. St. Thomas (Minn.) 720.25
10. SUNY Cortland 673.50
15. Wisconsin Eau-Claire 605.75
16. Bowdoin 594.00
31. Stevens Point 443.25
36. Skidmore 409.50
39. Gustavus Adolphus 395.75
41. St. Olaf (Minn) 382.50
48. Trinity (Conn.) 326.00
52. Hobart/William Smith (N.Y.) 316
54. SUNY Geneseo 309.50
65. SUNY Plattsburgh 274.50
69. Wisconsin-River Falls 268.00
79. St. Lawrence 242.50
86. Norwich 223.00
94. Colby 213.50
95. St. Scholastica 213.00
100. Wisconsin-Stout 203.00
104. Western New England 192.00
107. Union 183.50 (sucks their FF app. for hockey doesnt count)
112. Castleton State 175.00
115. RIT 170.00
117. Hamline 168.50
122. Westfield State 161.50
126. Colorado College 157.00
136. Babson 144.50
140. SUNY Oswego 140.00
142. Adrian 139.00
142. Nazareth 139.00
144. Neumann 138.00
147. Buffalo State 131.00
148. Lebanon Valley (RIP ) 129.50
163. SUNY Fredonia 113.50
165. Augsburg (Minn.) 110.00
167. Conn. College 109.00
169. Stevenson (See ya soon ) 108.00
170. Southern Maine 104.00
175. Salem State (you don't have to turn on the red light) 100.00
181. UMass-Boston 94.00
184. St. Johns (Minn.) 91.00
185. Bethel (Minn.) 90.50
195. UMass-Dartmouth 77.00
196. Univ. of New England 75.00
213. Brockport 70.50
214. Manhattanville 70.00
222. Hamilton 61.50 (Are they still going to be allowed in the NESCAC??!! Skidmore is waiting in the wings)
224. Elmira 60.00
224. Wentworth 60.00
227. Concordia (Wis.) 58.00
227. Plymouth State 58.00
236. Becker 50.00
236. Clarkson 50.00
236. Nichols 50.00
263. Worcester State 50.00
264. Utica 41.00
272. Framingham State 25.00
272. MSOE 25.00
272. Morrisville 25.00
272. RPI 25.00
272. Salve Regina 25.00
311. Lake Forest 20.00
312. Fitchburg State 15.50

4LoveoftheGame
06-07-2012, 03:43 PM
How do things look for the Cardinals next season? Have to replace Corvi in net, but should have lots of positives coming out of last season, eh?

Corvi returns for her senior year in 12-13.

obserbear
06-07-2012, 04:25 PM
Corvi returns for her senior year in 12-13.

Apologies...my bad!
That said, the question stands: how do things look?

dontyelldad
06-07-2012, 05:22 PM
Apologies...my bad!
That said, the question stands: how do things look?

I'm looking forward to continued progress. Building on a positive season, and dealing with the loss of some high quality seniors, whose contributions on and off the ice will be missed.

Looking forward to seeing more of you around the rinks, too, especially mid Jan, or so. ...

obserbear
06-15-2012, 11:48 AM
Bowdoin has announced Jeff Ward is leaving his position as Ashmead White Director of Athletics:
http://athletics.bowdoin.edu/sports/general/20120612ward
Thanks for all the work making Watson a reality!
All the best for your future endeavors!
GO U BEARS!!!

CrossCheck
06-17-2012, 11:58 AM
New Frosh goalie coming in. Very, very solid. Will start immediately.

Also new Frosh defenseman [LM]. Will be best player on the team from day #1.

canadahockey26
06-17-2012, 02:51 PM
New Frosh goalie coming in. Very, very solid. Will start immediately.

Also new Frosh defenseman [LM]. Will be best player on the team from day #1.

For what team?

GoMulesDad
06-18-2012, 01:01 AM
For what team?

If you're referring to Wesleyan, Corvi will most likely be starting every game. Has been for last three years.

In terms of Frosh defenseman, that's quite a bold statement to make when their leading scorer earned ROTY.

CrossCheck
06-18-2012, 02:38 PM
Wes got very lucy this year and may be able to build on these two recruits.

LM is the real deal. Serious D-1 talent. 5'11" and can skate [4 time Nat Camp selection]...and shoots as hard as the boys

I have a feeling the Frosh goalie [Andover] will not be riding the pine.

HockeyEast33
06-18-2012, 02:58 PM
Wes got very lucy this year and may be able to build on these two recruits.

LM is the real deal. Serious D-1 talent. 5'11" and can skate [4 time Nat Camp selection]...and shoots as hard as the boys

I have a feeling the Frosh goalie [Andover] will not be riding the pine.

I do not know LM, but it is hard to imagine that a "serious D1 talent" would be going to Wesleyan (unless this is a legacy situation or she has some unique academic interest that they satisfy). It is a great school in a great league (she must be a good student), but there are many better places in D3 for a "serious D1 talent" player that are as strong academically.

Have seen both Corvi and Andover play. Corvi is very strong and would guess she likely will continue to be the primary starter in her senior year. Andover is very good and sets them up for 3 more years of strong goaltending (the Andover team she played on this year was horrible - she must have set some sort of shots on goal/saves record). I do not know why Andover cannot field a more competitive team given their incredible facilities, reputation, and orientation towards athletic success - seems to be a long term issue in women's hockey for them.

CrossCheck
06-18-2012, 11:14 PM
Just wait and see...both will impress. And D-1 talent is indeed what you will see from LM [yes, legacy].

dontyelldad
06-20-2012, 12:49 PM
I do not know LM, but it is hard to imagine that a "serious D1 talent" would be going to Wesleyan (unless this is a legacy situation or she has some unique academic interest that they satisfy). It is a great school in a great league (she must be a good student), but there are many better places in D3 for a "serious D1 talent" player that are as strong academically.

Really? For example?

123kidd
06-20-2012, 01:51 PM
Amherst and Middlebury for two.

96IllinoisDad
06-20-2012, 02:20 PM
Amherst and Middlebury for two.

On the net:

Wesleyn
Laura Mead ...D....Morristown-Beard...NJ

HockeyEast33
06-20-2012, 02:47 PM
Amherst and Middlebury for two.

...and I would throw in Bowdoin (for sure), Trinity (for sure), Hamilton (debatable), Williams (debatable), Colby (debatable), and Conn College (debatable). Wesleyan has been a bottom dweller for some time in the NESCAC and is only in the middle of the league academically (it's still a VERY good school to be clear) - pretty much every NESCAC school is better hockey-wise and most comparable or better academically.

Some would make an argument for Elmira as well, but I'll leave that for others....

dontyelldad
06-20-2012, 03:50 PM
Amherst and Middlebury for two.


...and I would throw in Bowdoin (for sure), Trinity (for sure), Hamilton (debatable), Williams (debatable), Colby (debatable), and Conn College (debatable). Wesleyan has been a bottom dweller for some time in the NESCAC and is only in the middle of the league academically (it's still a VERY good school to be clear) - pretty much every NESCAC school is better hockey-wise and most comparable or better academically.

Some would make an argument for Elmira as well, but I'll leave that for others....

Here's my point: the original statemen was "there are many better places in D3 for a "serious D1 talent" player that are as strong academically."

For any athlete looking to play hockey in college, "better" is a calculus of fit, among the hockey program, the academic program and the school's culture (location, size, liberal/conservative, etc.).

For starters, I think you've underestimated Wesleyan's academic profile, and it's different from most of the other NESCAC's, as a University with grad programs. But that's open for debate, and as was said in an earlier post, a lot depends on the specifics of what the student athlete is looking for. Amherst is not going to be a "better" choice for someone who wants to go into nursing, for example. (Not even sure if Wes has a nursing program, come to think of it...)

As for culture, is Middlebury, Hamilton, Bowdoin or Colby a "better place" for someone who doesn't want to be in the middle of nowhere? Trinity for someone who doesn't want the urban environment?

And, from looking at a lot of hockey programs over the years, it's an oversimplification to say that one program is better than another, based on W-L records. Players make school decisions all the time, based on whether they thought they could (or would want to) play for a particular coach. And that coach could leave, as we've seen a lot in the past couple of years.

I respect that you made clear that you have high regard for Wes as a school, but I think in all fairness, you were selling them short. I think it says a lot for the school and its hockey program that over the past several years, they've been able to attract quality student athletes, so that we're having this discussion.