Diplomats Travel to Salisbury for NCAA Regional Action

Diplomats Travel to Salisbury for NCAA Regional Action
Saturday, May 21
Salisbury vs. Colorado College | 11:30 a.m.
F&M vs. Brockport | 2:30 p.m.

Live Video | Live Stats | Game Program

Sunday, May 22
Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2 | 1:00 p.m.

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F&M vs. the field
Brockport State | Website
Series Record: F&M 3-0
Last F&M Win: 21-11, March 8, 2015 | Recap
Last BS Win: Never

Colorado College | Website
Series Record: F&M 1-0
Last F&M Win: 2001
Last CC Win: Never

Salisbury | Website
Series Record: SU +7
Last F&M Win: 11-10, March 25, 2011
Last SU Win: 12-10, Feb. 23, 2016 | Recap

All-American: Four members of the Franklin & Marshall women's lacrosse team were named to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWCLA) All-America Team announced Wednesday. Vanessa BuddSamantha Blicht and Paige Moriarty were named to the first team and Grace Saliba was placed on the second team. The All-America honor is the second for Budd, Blicht and Saliba while Moriarty picked up her first award to bring F&M's total All-America honors to 70.  

F&M in the Postseason: F&M is participating in its 18th NCAA Tournament, and 10th in the last 11 years with a record of 27-15 in NCAA playoff games. 

The Diplomats have appeared in the final weekend on seven occasions, including four straight from 2007-10. F&M has played in three title games and won two national championships (2007, 2009). 

Milestone Watch List: Frank, Saliba, and Moriarty all reached the 100-goal plateau this season. Earlier this year Saliba, became just the sixth player in school history to dish out 100 or more assists in a career. Her 127 assists are good for third-most in school history, while Blake Hargest '10 holds the record with 160. The senior also reached the 200-point plateau and enters the week with 243 career points, which ties her for 10th all time. Hargest has the school record at 341. Moriarty's 106 points this season tied Lauren Petrella '94 school record. 

F&M's Road: The Diplomats were selected to host the first and second rounds after accepting an at-large bid to enter the NCAA Tournament. F&M looks to return to the Final Four for the second-straight year and add to a pair of NCAA Championships in 2007 and 2009. 

Brockport's Road: Brockport earned an at-large bid after posting a 14-3 record in the regular season before falling to Cortland in the conference championship game. The Green and Gold, which set a Brockport record this season for most consecutive games won at 11, earned their highest  national ranking of the season, breaking into the top 10 of the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association poll at No. 9. Brockport defeated St. Mary's 10-1 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. 

Colorado College's Road: The Tigers, ranked No.1 in the West Region, earned an at-large berth after posting a 13-2 record. CC is riding a nine-game winning streak, with seven of its last eight victories occurring on the road.

CC has won its last five NCAA Tournament openers and owns a 8-7 all-time postseason record. The Tigers advanced to the national semifinals in 2005, where they dropped a 15-11 decision to No. 1 Salisbury. 

Salisbury's Road: The Sea Gulls went 16-2, and 8-0 in the Capital Athletic Conference, and notched the No. 1 seed in the Capital Athletic Conference tournament along with a first-round bye. Salisbury took down York College of Pennsylvania, 8-7, in the second round of the CAC tournament and earned an automatic bid into the NCAA tournament after defeating St. Mary's College of Maryland, 12-5, in the CAC championship game, earning its 16th conference title in program history. 

The Sea Gulls enter their 17th NCAA Tournament with three national championships and took down Cabrini, 15-1, to advance.