GILBERT, Ariz – The Southern New Hampshire University field hockey team earned its first national ranking in program history on Tuesday, as the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) released its first Division II Coaches Poll of the season. The Penmen checked in at No. 9 after receiving 32 points.
Southern New Hampshire has opened the season with victories in three of its first four contests. After dropping their season opener to No. 10 Limestone College in double overtime, the Penmen have reeled off consecutive victories over Converse College, Saint Michael's College and Mercy College. SNHU is averaging nearly six goals per contest and has outscored its opposition by a 23-5 margin, which includes a 21-2 spread over its last three. Under the tutelage of head coach Julie Munson, Southern New Hampshire currently leads all of NCAA Division II field hockey in scoring average and scoring margin, while senior Laura van der Doorn (Beverwijk, The Netherlands) is second nationally in scoring with sophomore Emily Campbell (Raynham, Mass.) sitting third.
The Penmen look to extend their winning streak Tuesday (Sept. 17) when they take on Northeast-10 Conference foe Saint Michael's in a conference matchup at 3:30 p.m.
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