INDIANAPOLIS – Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Tournament Champion Wentworth will play in Wellesley in the first round of the 2018 NCAA Division III Women's Volleyball Tournament as announced Monday afternoon during the NCAA.com Selection Show. The match is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 9 at 5:30 p.m. at Babson.
The Wellesley-Wentworth matchup is one of four first round matches scheduled for the Babson Regional. The day will begin with No. 24 Bowdoin facing Worcester State at 12:30 p.m. followed by Eastern and Johns Hopkins at 3 p.m. After Wentworth's match the host Beavers will play Mount Saint Vincent at 8 p.m.
Of the eight Babson Regional teams, seven gained entry to the NCAA Tournament via conference automatic qualifier. Wellesley was the only school in the grouping to earn a Pool C berth. Wentworth won the CCC, Bowdoin won the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC), Worcester State won the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC), and Babson won the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC). Outside of New England, Eastern earn the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Freedom AQ, Johns Hopkins won the Centennial Conference, and Mount Saint Vincent won the Skyline Conference.
The first round winners will move onto the second round on Saturday, Nov. 10, followed by the Regional Championship on Sunday, Nov. 11.
2018 NCAA DIVISION III WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
First Round – Friday, Nov. 9
Hosted by Babson (Babson Park, Mass.)
No. 24 Bowdoin vs. Worcester State, 12:30 p.m.
Eastern vs. Johns Hopkins, 3 p.m.
Wellesley vs. Wentworth, 5:30 p.m.
Babson vs. Mount Saint Vincent, 8 p.m.
ABOUT THE COMMONWEALTH COAST CONFERENCE
The Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC), founded in 1984, is an NCAA Division III athletic conference comprised of nine full member and one associate member institutions throughout the New England region. Its membership aims to provide student-athletes with a positive experience in their pursuit of excellence through high academic standards, quality competition, and a meaningful student life. The conference administers championships in 18 intercollegiate sports.