Championship Brackets: Printable
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The NCAA Division III Softball Committee has announced the 62 teams that will compete in the Division III Softball Championship.
Farmingdale State has been seeded No. 7 in the Montclair Regional, hosted by Montclair State University in Montclair, N.J. The Rams will face No. 2 Susquehanna on Thursday, May 9 at 5:00 p.m. The winner will play on Friday, May 10 at 5:00 p.m., while the loser plays on Friday at 1:00 p.m.
Susquehanna (37-7) captured their first-ever Landmark Conference championship title this season with an eight-inning, 3-2, game-seven win over Catholic. SU has set a program-record for wins, 37, and entered Monday's selection show ranked No. 21 in the country.
Farmingdale State (34-15) won their third straight Skyline Conference title this year, defeating St. Joseph's (L.I.) twice in the Finals, including a three-run comeback in the seventh-inning of game one and a 2-1 seventh-inning victory in game two.
Six teams will compete at one regional site and eight teams will compete at seven regional sites. The eight regional sites will use a double-elimination format.
The six-team regional round will be held May 9-13, and the eight-team regional rounds will be held May 10-13. The finals, hosted by the Wisconsin-Eau Claire, will be held May 17-21 at the Carson Park in Eau Claire, Wis.
Forty-one conferences received automatic qualification (Pool A). Two institutions were selected from Pool B, which includes independent institutions and institutions from conferences that do not meet the automatic qualification criteria. The 19 remaining teams were selected on an at-large basis from automatic qualifying conferences and the remaining institutions in Pool B.
|Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference||Penn State-Altoona|
|American Southwest Conference||East Texas Baptist|
|Capital Athletic Conference||Salisbury|
|Centennial Conference||Washington (Md.)|
|City University of New York Athletic Conference||Staten Island|
|College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin||Augustana (Ill.)|
|Colonial States Athletic Conference||Neumann|
|Commonwealth Coast Conference||Roger Williams|
|Commonwealth Conference||Lebanon Valley|
|Empire 8||St. John Fisher|
|Great Northeast Athletic Conference||St. Joseph's (Maine)|
|Great South Athletic Conference||Finlandia|
|Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference||Anderson (Ind.)|
|Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference||Luther|
|Little East Conference||Western Connecticut State|
|Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference||Bridgewater State|
|Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association||Trine|
|Midwest Conference||Cornell College|
|Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference||St. Thomas (Minn.)|
|New England Collegiate Conference||Lesley|
|New England Small College Athletic Conference||Tufts|
|New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference||Springfield|
|New Jersey Athletic Conference||Montclair State|
|North Atlantic Conference||Husson|
|North Coast Athletic Conference||Allegheny|
|North Eastern Athletic Conference||Penn State Berks|
|Northern Athletics Conference||Benedictine (Ill.)|
|Ohio Athletic Conference||University of Mount Union|
|Old Dominion Athletic Conference||Virginia Wesleyan|
|Presidents' Athletic Conference||Thomas More C|
|Skyline Conference||Farmingdale State|
|Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference||Claremont McKenna-Harvey Mudd-Scripps|
|Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference||Southwestern (Texas)|
|St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference||Fontbonne|
|State University of New York Athletic Conference||SUNY-Cortland|
|Upper Midwest Athletic Conference||Bethany Lutheran|
|USA South Athletic Conference||Christopher Newport|
|Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference||Wisconsin-Whitewater|
|POOL B (2)|
|POOL C (19)|
|The College of New Jersey|
|Babson Park, Mass.||Babson|
|Montclair, N.J.||Montclair State|
|Pella, Iowa||Central (Iowa)|
In 2012, Pacific Lutheran defeated defending national champion and fellow Northwest Conference member Linfield 3-0 to win its first NCAA softball championship. Pacific Lutheran finished the season 45-11.