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June 15, 2024 1:32 am

Trojan field hockey receives first-ever national ranking

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – For the first time in program history, the University of Mount Olive field hockey team debuted in the Penn Monto/National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division II National Coaches Poll at No. 10 as announced by the organization Oct. 25.

A fourth-year program, the Trojans are having the best season in team history after already surpassing their single-season win total. UMO is currently riding the longest winning streak in Division II with nine straight victories after going 3-0 in conference play last week. The highlight of the year occurred Oct. 22, when the Trojans upset nationally-ranked Converse after registering a 2-1 win on the road.

Defending national champion Shippensburg reclaimed the top position in the poll for the first time since the preseason rankings after receiving 15 first-place votes. East Stroudsburg jumped one slot with three first place votes after defeating a pair of ranked opponents, while West Chester fell two spots behind a 1-1 record last week. Kutztown remained fourth in the poll with three first place votes, and Millersville rounded out the top five.

The South Atlantic Conference featured two teams in the top 10 this week, with Converse falling one position to seventh in the rankings following their first loss of the season.

— From University of Mount Olive Athletics