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2015 NCAA DIVISION II FINAL FOUR PREVIEW

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Semifinals - Friday, November 20

  Merrimack vs. Stonehill - Final: Merrimack, 1-0      GAME RECAP   Watch

  West Chester vs. East Stroudsburg - Final: East Stroudsburg, 6-2   GAME RECAP     Watch

Championship - Sunday, November 22

  Merrimack vs. East Stroudsburg - Final: East Stroudsburg, 1-0 OT        GAME RECAP       Watch

FINAL FOUR PREVIEW

East Stroudsburg University put together a great comprehensive Division II Championship Preview with lots of statistics and the history of the team's appearing and the match-ups.

-Read ESU's Preview Here-

 

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Overall Team Statistics   East Stroudsburg 
(17-3-0)
        Merrimack      
(15-5-0)
     West Chester    
(16-4-0)
       Stonehill      
(14-6-0)
Total Games Played 20
20
20
20
Goals For Average/Game 3.00
2.90
3.52
3.55
Goals Against Average/Game 0.75
1.30
1.38
2.25
Total Goals Scored 60
58
74
71
Total Goals Allowed 15
26
29
45
Unassisted 31
17
21
25
Penalty Strokes 2-2
5-6
3-4
3-5
Total Penalty Corners/Allowed 216/100
259/165
 209/138 151/89
Goals by Period (For/Against):
    1st Half 29/8
25/16
36/12

    2nd Half 29/7
32/10
36/16

Overtime Record 1-0
1-0
2-1
1-0

MEET THE TEAMS

EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY (East Stroudsburg, PA)
Overall Record: 17-3-0 (Losses: Kutztown: 0-1, Millersville: 0-1, Shippensburg: 0-1)
Head Coach: Sandy Miller
Conference: PSAC (2015 PSAC Champions)
Final 2015 NFHCA Ranking: #1
Links:     Official Website       Schedule       Roster       Statistics

Players-to-Watch

Ally Roth (Senior Forward, PSAC 1st Team, 19 goals/2 assists/4 game-winning goals)
Desiraye Mack (Junior Midfield, PSAC 1st Team, 10 goals/2 assists/4 game-winning goals)
Emily Howell (Junior Back, PSAC 1st Team, PSAC Tournament MVP)
Rebecca Snyder (Senior Midfield, PSAC 2nd Team, 5 goals/9 assists)


MERRIMACK COLLEGE (North Andover, MA)
Overall Record: 15-5-0 (Losses: Bently: 0-1, LIU Post: 0-2, Assumption: 1-3 & 0-1, Saint Anselm: 1-2)
Head Coach: Anne Rounce
Conference: Northeast-10 (2015 Northeast-10 Tournament Semifinalist)
Final 2015 NFHCA Ranking: #6
Links:     Official Website       Schedule       Roster       Statistics

Players-to-Watch

Mary McNeil (Freshman Forward, 1st Team & Northeast-10 Rookie-of-the-Year, 14 goals/10 assists/4 game-winning goals)
Christine Zubkus (Senior Midfield, Northeast-10 1st Team)
Rylie Hammond (Sophomore Forward, Northeast-10 2nd Team, 13 goals/3 assists/6 game-winning goals)
Sarah Sparks (Junior Back, Northeast-10 2nd Team)
Taylor Simpson (Sophomore, 10 goals/5 assists/3 game-winning goals)
 


WEST CHESTER UNIVERSITY (West Chester, PA)
Overall Record: 16-4-0 (Losses: Millersville: 0-1 OT, East Stroudsburg: 0-4 & 1-3, Kutztown: 2-3)
Head Coach: Amy Cohen
Conference: PSAC (2015 PSAC Tournament Semifinalist)
Final 2015 NFHCA Ranking: #3
Links:     Official Website       Schedule       Roster       Statistics

Players-to-Watch

Kristina Scherrer (Senior Back, PSAC Defensive Player-of-the-Year, 6 defensive saves)
Marnie Kusakavitch (Junior Forward, PSAC 1st Team, 16 goals/6 assists/3 game-winning goals)
Dayle Paustian (Junior Midfield, PSAC 1st Team, 14 goals/9 assists)
Alexis Versak (Senior Midfield, PSAC 1st Team, 7 goals/10 assists/3 game-winning goals)
Racal Toppi (Sophomore Forward, PSAC 2nd Team, 23 goals/8 game-winning goals)


STONEHILL COLLEGE (North Easton, MA)
Overall Record: 14-6-0 (Losses: East Stroudsburg: 1-5, West Chester: 2-4, Merrimack: 2-4 & 3-4, Assumption: 1-4, Bentley: 1-2)
Head Coach: Susan Ciufo
Conference: Northeast-10 (2015 Northeast-10 Champions)
Final 2015 NFHCA Ranking: #4
Links:     Official Website       Schedule       Roster       Statistics

Players-to-Watch

Erika Kelly (Senior Forward, Northeast-10 Player-of-the-Year, 27 goals/11 assists/4 game-winning goals)
Sarah Morse (Junior Midfield, Northeast-10 1st Team, 4 goals/12 assists/3 game-winning goals)
Kacie Smith (Freshman Forward, Northeast-10 2nd Team & All-Rookie Team, 14 goals/7 assists)

 

 

 

NCAA DIVISION II NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY
 


YEAR CHAMPION (RECORD) COACH SCORE RUNNER-UP SITE
2014 Millersville (21-2) Shelly Behrens 1-0 LIU Post University of Louisville
2013 Shippensburg (20-1) Bertie Landes 2-1 (OT) LIU Post Old Dominion
2012 West Chester (20-2) Amy Cohen 5-0 UMass-Lowell UMass-Lowell
2011 West Chester (17-4) Amy Cohen 2-1 Mass-Lowell Bloomsburg
2010 Mass-Lowell (24-0) Shannon Hlebichuk 1-0 Shippensburg Bellarmine
2009 Bloomsburg (22-1) Jan Hutchinson 3-2 Mass-Lowell Stonehill
2008 Bloomsburg (23-1) Jan Hutchinson 6-2 Mass-Lowell Bloomsburg
2007 Bloomsburg (21-4) Jan Hutchinson 5-2 Mass-Lowell Mass-Lowell
2006 Bloomsburg (24-0) Jan Hutchinson 1-0 Bentley Pensacola, Fla.
2005 Mass-Lowell (20-3) Shannon Hlebichuk 2-1 (2OT) Bloomsburg Shippensburg
2004 Bloomsburg (21-3) Jan Hutchinson 3-2 (OT) Bentley Mass-Lowell
2003 Bloomsburg (22-2) Jan Hutchinson 4-1 Mass-Lowell Mass-Lowell
2002 Bloomsburg (21-0) Jan Hutchinson 5-0 Bentley Lock Haven
2001 Bentley (22-1) Kelly McGowan 4-2 East Stroudsburg Bentley
2000 Lock Haven (21-2) Pat Rudy 2-0 Bentley Lock Haven
1999 Bloomsburg (19-0) Jan Hutchinson 2-0 Bentley Bloomsburg
1998 Bloomsburg (21-1) Jan Hutchinson 4-3 (OT) Lock Haven Lock Haven
1997 Bloomsburg (20-3) Jan Hutchinson 2-0 Kutztown Bloomsburg
1996 Bloomsburg (19-2) Jan Hutchinson 1-0 Lock Haven Lock Haven
1995 Lock Haven (20-0) Sharon Taylor 1-0 Bloomsburg Lock Haven
1994 Lock Haven (18-2) Sharon Taylor 2-1 Bloomsburg Lock Haven
1993 Bloomsburg (16-2-1) Jan Hutchinson 2-1 (2OT) Lock Haven Bloomsburg
1992 Lock Haven (15-5-1) Sharon Taylor 3-1 Bloomsburg Lock Haven
1983 Bloomsburg (16-2-1) Jan Hutchinson 1-0 Lock Haven Lock Haven
1982 Lock Haven (16-1) Sharon Taylor 4-1 Bloomsburg Bloomsburg
1981 Pfeiffer (9-4) Ellen Briggs 5-3 Bentley Pfeiffer