The Saint Joseph's field hockey team is in Charlottesville, Virginia, for the First Round of the 2019 NCAA Field Hockey Championship.  The Hawks are set to take on #3 Maryland on Friday afternoon, with the winner meeting either #4 Virginia or #10 Delaware in the quarterfinals on Sunday.

#14 Saint Joseph's vs. #3 Maryland
NCAA First Round
Friday, November 15 | 2:30 p.m. | University Hall Turf Field (Charlottesville, Va.)
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• Saint Joseph's (17-3) won its third consecutive Atlantic 10 championship with a 1-0 win at Richmond on Saturday.  Jordan Olenginski scored the lone goal of the afternoon less than a minute into the second quarter, and goalkeeper Victoria Kammerinke made four saves to preserve her second consecutive championship game shutout.

• The Hawks reached their fourth consecutive title game with a 2-1 win over Lock Haven.  The Bald Eagles took an early lead, but a third-quarter equalizer from Cassidy Atchison and a winner from Carolina Boxer with 2:59 to play led the Hawks to the victory.

Kathrin Bentz was named the Championship's Most Outstanding Player and was joined on the All-Championship Team by Boxer, Kammerinke, Olenginski, and Pepa Serrano.

• The Hawks were ranked 14th in the final Penn Monto/NFHCA Division I Coaches Poll of the season, released on Tuesday.  The Hawks have now appeared in 31 consecutive polls dating back to September of 2017.

• A total of 11 Hawks earned recognition from the Atlantic 10 last week, highlighted by Serrano and Bentz being named the Atlantic 10 Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year, respectively, and head coach Lynn Farquhar earning her fourth consecutive Coach of the Year honor.  Bentz, Serrano, Olenginski, and Tonya Botherway were named to the All-Conference First Team, Boxer, Kammerinke, Kate Blincoe, and Emily Peters were tabbed for the Second Team, and Blincoe, Boxer, Katy Benton, and Kacie Patton earned All-Rookie accolades.  Bentz, Kammerinke, and Olenginski were also named to the All-Academic Team.

• Botherway leads the team and the Atlantic 10 with 16 goals and 34 points.  Bentz and Serrano have posted identical stat lines, scoring seven goals and adding 15 assists, for 29 total points.  Their assist totals lead the league and tie the Saint Joseph's single-season record, set by Nicole Antonini in 2004.  Olenginski's 11 goals rank second in the conference, and her 25 points rank her fourth.

• Kammerinke has started all 20 games in the cage for SJU, posting a 1.52 goals against average to go with four shutouts.  Kammerinke's 63 career victories are a Saint Joseph's record and rank her atop the list of all active NCAA goalkeepers.

• The Hawks are making their third consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance, and the third in program history.  Two seasons ago, SJU took on North Carolina in Charlottesville, before facing off with Michigan at UNC's home field a year ago.

• Last time out, Maryland (16-3) fell at Penn State, 1-0, in the Big Ten semifinals, on November 8.  As a result, the Terrapins slipped one spot to third in Tuesday's Coaches Poll.

• Madison Maguire and Bodil Keus pulled off the Big Ten Offensive/Defensive Player of the Year double for the Terrapins, while Emma DeBerdine joined the pair on the All-Big Ten First Team.

• Maguire's 12 goals, 10 assists, and 34 points are all team bests.  Bibi Donraadt is second on the team with eight assists and 20 points, while Linda Cobano's nine goals place her in second in that category.

• Noelle Frost has started every game in the cage for Maryland, posting a sub-1.00 GAA and four solo shutouts.

• All three of Maryland's losses have come by identical 1-0 scores.

• The Terrapins lead the all-time series between the schools, 3-0.  Two seasons ago, the Hawks went on the road and held a 1-0 lead before eventually falling late, 2-1.

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