GILBERT, Ariz. – The National Field Hockey Coaches Association released its latest Penn Monto/NFHCA Division III Coaches Poll on Tuesday and the Salisbury University field hockey team climbed a spot to No. 7 in the rankings heading into its final game of the year.
Salisbury picked up 621 points in this week's poll, just 41 points behind No. 6 The College of New Jersey, following a week in which the Sea Gulls topped then-No. 16 York College of Pennsylvania, 3-0, and the University of Mary Washington, 5-0.
The top-three teams remained unchanged, with Messiah College retaining the top spot with 929 points and 43 first-place votes, while Middlebury College held at No. 2, with 888 points and four first-place votes, and Babson College stayed at No. 3 with 806 points and the remaining first-place vote.
Tufts University jumped two spots, up to No. 6, with 714 points after a 2-0 win at then-No. 7 Williams College, and Christopher Newport University held at No. 5, with 675 points to round out the top five.
The Sea Gulls and Captains are joined by York in the top 20 this week from the Capital Athletic Conference, as the Spartans slipped one spot to No. 17, with 184 points.
Salisbury closes out the regular season with a contest on Wednesday, October 25 against St. Mary's College of Maryland at Sea Gull Stadium, beginning at 6 p.m.
To see the NFHCA poll in its entirety, click here.