The Arcadia University Knights (13-5) will head to the Commonwealth Conference Tournament for the first time in program history. Overall, they are making their first postseason appearance since 2004.
“Making the playoffs is such an accomplishment for our team,” said third year head coach Erin Livingston. “Our returning players went from not winning a conference game last year, to leading the team to the conference playoffs.”
The Knights are in the midst of their best season since 2010 when they finished 9-9. Arcadia has completed conference play with a record of 4-4. This will be the Knights’ ninth postseason appearance since 1994. Prior to joining the MAC, Arcadia was a member of the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference.
Playoff Clash on Easton Field
The fourth-ranked Knights host the first round of the Commonwealth Conference playoffs on Monday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m. against the five seed, Stevenson University Mustangs. The winner will head to Grantham, Pa., on Wednesday, Oct. 31, to face the top-ranked Messiah College Falcons at 4 p.m. in a semifinal game.
“We started this season with the hopes of making the postseason and to be able to achieve that goal is great for our program,” said Arcadia Head Coach Erin Livingston. “After last season, our returning players really had their sights set on making the postseason this year. They have worked extremely hard to get to this point, and I am very proud of them.”
Arcadia and Stevenson played on Sept. 29, a 3-1 victory for the Knights. Jennie Kamel scored twice for Arcadia, while Lynn Beatty scored a goal and had two assists.
The other semifinal game on Wednesday will feature third-seed Elizabethtown at second-ranked Lebanon Valley. The Knights defeated Lebanon Valley, 4-3, on Oct. 16 before falling to Elizabethtown, 2-1, on Oct. 20. The winners of the two semifinals game will play for the Commonwealth Conference Championship and an NCAA Tournament Berth on Saturday, Nov. 3, at the home of the highest remaining seed.
All fans must purchase tickets to the game on Monday. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $2 for students with ID. Children under the age of 6 are admitted for free. All Arcadia students, faculty and staff will be admitted for free with their Knight Card. Championship t-shirts will be sold on site for $15.
Live Stats will be available for contest. Access Live Stats at athletics.arcadia.edu.