Stonehill Earns Sixth NCAA Tournament Bid (Date Changed)

Third-year head coach Katie Lambert-Conover has led the Skyhawks back into the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2007. (PHOTO BY Richard Orr)

Stonehill Earns Sixth NCAA Tournament Bid

Skyhawks seeded third in North Region, head back to second-seeded and defending National Champion Adelphi for first round Saturday, May 15

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EASTON, Mass. (May 9, 2010) – The Stonehill College women's lacrosse team has earned its sixth bid to the NCAA Division II Championships as announced by the NCAA women's lacrosse selection committee tonight.

Stonehill (13-3, 10-1 NE-10) are seeded third in the North Region and will face second-seeded and defending National Champions Adelphi University (16-1, 11-0 NE-10) in first round action in Garden City, N.Y., on Saturday, May 15, at 12:30 p.m. It will mark the second-straight matchup between the two longtime NCAA Tournament rivals and fellow Northeast-10 Conference members after the Panthers edged the Skyhawks 14-13 in overtime this afternoon in the NE-10 Championship at Competition Field.

The winner of next Sunday's matchup will advance to the Division II Final Four at Clark Field in Gettysburg, Pa., to face the North Region's top-seed LIU-C.W. Post (17-1, 7-0 ECC) on Saturday, May 22. The 2010 NCAA Division II Championship match is slated for Sunday, May 23, at 3 p.m., and will be televised live on CBS College Sports.

Stonehill is making its sixth NCAA Tournament appearance, but first since 2007. The Skyhawks are two-time National Champions, winning the title in 2003 and 2005. Head Coach Katie Lambert-Conover, who was a senior on Stonehill's first national championship squad, has earns her first NCAA Tournament appearance as a head coach with Stonehill.

Stonehill has also earned NCAA Tournament bids in 2001, '02, '03, '05 and '07.