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July 25, 2024 1:08 pm

Mount Olive jumps to No. 7 in NFHCA poll

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Following a shutout victory last week, the Trojans climbed three spots to No. 7 in the Penn Monto/National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division II National Coaches Poll, as announced by the organization on Nov. 1.

The University of Mount Olive field hockey team is currently on the longest winning streak in Division II and is 11-3 overall with an 11-0 mark in conference play. The Trojans have already secured the No. 1 seed in the Piedmont division ahead of the conference tournament.

East Stroudsburg vaulted one position with 10 first-place votes to claim the top spot in the rankings for the first time since October 2018. The Warriors collected a pair of wins, including a victory against nationally-ranked West Chester. Defending national champions Shippensburg fell one slot to second in the poll with eight first place votes and Kutztown leaped to third after two wins. West Chester dropped one position to fourth overall and Millersville rounded out the top five.

The South Atlantic Conference still features a pair of programs in the top 10, as Converse fell one position to No. 8 in the rankings.

The NFHCA recognizes that the weekly rankings are the association’s best attempt to compare the strengths and weaknesses of each NCAA division’s field hockey programs from across the nation. The rankings are a reflection of the best teams each week as reported by the voting institutions. This poll is in no way intended to be a reflection of who will be selected for the NCAA tournament.

— From University of Mount Olive Athletics