Five F&M Teams Qualify for 2018 Spring CC Playoffs

LANCASTER, Pa. – Five of Franklin & Marshall's Centennial Conference (CC) Tournament-eligible teams qualified for this week's Playoffs in their respective sports. 

Men's tennis opens postseason play on Tuesday as the Tournament's No. 4 seed and is set to host No. 5 Washington at 5:30 p.m. in Lancaster. Women's tennis (No. 5 seed) travels to No. 4 seed Washington on Wednesday for a 4:00 p.m. First Round contest. Also on Wednesday, No. 3 seeded men's lacrosse travels to No. 2 Dickinson in the CC Semifinals for a 7:00 p.m. matchup.

Baseball makes a return to the CC Postseason as the No. 4 seed and will travel to No. 1 Swarthmore on Thursday to open the double-elimination tournament at 3:00 p.m. 

As the No. 1 seed, women's lacrosse begins its Playoffs on Saturday in the CC Semifinals at 12:00 p.m., taking on the winner of No. 4 Haverford and No. 5 Dickinson, who face off on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.


Men's Tennis Championship Information

For the ninth consecutive year, the Diplomats earned a place in the CC Playoffs. F&M is in search of its first CC Title and enters the Tournament as the No. 4 seed after compiling a 9-8, 6-3 CC record.

A conference championship gives the CC Title winner an automatic qualification for the NCAA Division III Championships, contested in Claremont, Calif., from May 21-26. 

Tuesday, May 1 – Lancaster, Pa.
First Round – No. 4 F&M vs. No. 5 Washington – 5:30 PM

Saturday, May 5 – Baltimore, Md.
Semifinal 1 – No. 1 Johns Hopkins vs. No. 4/5 Winner - 3:00 PM

Saturday, May 5 – Swarthmore, Pa.
Semifinal 2 – No. 2 Swarthmore vs. No. 3 Haverford – 3:00 PM

Sunday, May 6 – Baltimore, Md.
Final - Semifinal Winners – 3:00 PM


Women's Tennis Championship Information 

F&M garnered its fifth straight CC Playoff appearance after finishing the regular season with a 9-7, 6-4 CC record to claim the tournament's No. 5 seed.

The NCAA Championships will also take place at the Biszantz Family Tennis Center in Claremont, Calif., from May 21-26. 

Wednesday, May 2 – Chestertown, Md.
First Round – No. 4 Washington vs. No. 5 F&M – 4:00 PM

Saturday, May 6 – Baltimore, Md.
Semifinal 1 – No. 1 Johns Hopkins vs. No. 4/5 Winner - 11:00 AM

Saturday, May 6 – Swarthmore, Pa.
Semifinal 2 – No. 2 Swarthmore vs. No. 3 Haverford – 11:00 AM

Sunday, May 7 – Baltimore, Md.
Final - Semifinal Winners – 11:00 AM


Baseball Championship Information 

The Diplomats are back in the Tournament for the first time since the 2015 season and are in search of their first CC Title since the 2013 season. F&M enters play as the No. 4 seed after totaling an 18-16-2 overall record with a 10-7-1 mark in CC competition.

A Conference Title would award the Diplomats a place in the NCAA Regionals, which begin the third weekend in May. 

Thursday, May 3 - Swarthmore, Pa.
Game 1 - No. 1 Swarthmore vs. No. 4 F&M - 3:00 PM
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Thursday, May 3 - Baltimore, Md.
Game 2 - No. 2 Johns Hopkins vs. No. 3 Muhlenberg - 3:00 PM
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Saturday, May 5 - Swarthmore, Pa.
Game 3 - Losers of Games 1/2 - 9:00 AM
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Game 4: Winners of Games 1/2 - 12:30 PM
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Game 5: Winner of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4 - 4:00 PM
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Sunday, May 6 - Swarthmore, Pa.
Game 6: Winners of Games 4/5 - 12:00 PM
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Game 7 (if necessary) - 3:30 PM
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Men's Lacrosse Championship Information 

Another successful campaign earned the Diplomats their third straight trip to the CC Tournament. F&M put together a 12-3, 6-2 CC mark in the regular season to claim the No. 3 seed and will travel for Wednesday's Semifinal matchup. The highest remaining seed will serve as the host for Saturday's Championship game, which is slated for a 1:00 p.m. start. 

The Diplomats aim to defend their 2017 Title and reclaim the CC's automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament, which opens with the First Round on Tuesday, May 8.

Wednesday, May 2 – Gettysburg, Pa.
Semifinal 1 – No. 1 Gettysburg vs. No. 4 Haverford – 4:00 PM
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Wednesday, May 2 – Carlisle, Pa.
Semifinal 2 – No. 2 Dickinson vs. No. 3 F&M – 7:00 PM
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Saturday, May 5 – at Highest Remaining Seed
Final – Semifinal Winners - 1:00 PM
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Women's Lacrosse Championship Information

A 15-3 overall record, including a flawless 9-0 CC mark, gave F&M the top seed in the CC Tournament. As a result, the Diplomats, who qualified for their 16th Centennial Playoffs in the last 17 seasons, will host both Semifinals on Saturday and the CC Championship on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.

F&M is looking to defend its 2017 CC Title and earn the Conference's automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament, which begins with the First Round on Saturday, May 12. 

Wednesday, May 2 – Haverford, Pa.
First Round – No. 4 Haverford vs. No. 5 Dickinson – 5:30 PM
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Saturday, May 5 – Lancaster, Pa.
Semifinal 1 – No. 1 F&M vs. No. 4/5 Winner - 12:00 PM
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Semifinal 2 – No. 2 Gettysburg vs. No. 3 Washington – 3:00 PM
Video | Live Stats

Sunday, May 6 – Lancaster, Pa.
Final – Semifinal Winners - 1:00 PM
Video | Live Stats