WASHINGTON, D.C. – The The Catholic University field hockey team was ranked at No. 17 in the Penn Monto/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division III Coaches Preseason Poll released on Tuesday.
The Cardinals face a challenging schedule this season with matchups against four nationally-ranked opponents, three of which are in the top five. Catholic opens its season at No. 3 TCNJ on Saturday at 1 p.m., before welcoming No. 6 Christopher Newport to Cardinal Stadium on Sept. 15. The team travels to No. 2 Messiah on Sept. 19 before facing No. 6 Salisbury on Oct. 3.
On Oct. 16, Catholic also has a road matchup against Ursinus, who was receiving votes in the preseason poll.
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