WASHINGTON – After coming off their first-place preseason ranking from the Landmark Conference, the 2014 Catholic University of America Field Hockey team received their second notable preseason ranking by taking the No. 15 slot on the 2014 Penn Monto/NFHCA Division III Preseason Poll on Tuesday.
The list of 20 Division III programs consisted of 2014 opponents: University of Mary Washington (No. 16), Christopher Newport (No. 4), Salisbury (No. 2) and Ursinus (No. 13 tie). While Rowan did not make the list, RU did receive 43 votes. During the 2013 season, Catholic went 5-3 against NFHCA ranked teams.
The CUA squad of seven newcomers and 22 returners opens the season on Friday, August 29 at Randolph-Macon followed by a Sunday, August 31 contest against Denison at Washington & Lee. Friday's game begins at 6:00 p.m. and Sunday's game kicks off at 1:00 p.m.