Around the Region

Division III is too big to be covered by just one columnist, so we've broken the country down into eight parts. Our writers file weekly columns covering their part of the country.

THE LINEUP
Around the
Northeast
Around the
East
Around the
Atlantic
Around the
Mid-Atlantic
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Great Lakes
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South
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Central
Around the
West
Matt Noonan Andrew Lovell
Sarah Sommer Brian Lester Erik Buchinger Nathan Ford
Matt
Noonan
Andrew Lovell
Sarah
Sommer
Phil
Soto-Ortiz

Joe
Sager 

Brian
Lester
Erik
Buchinger
Nathan
Ford
CCC, GNAC, LEC, MASCAC, NAC, NECC, NESCAC, NEWMAC E8, LL, NEAC, SUNYAC
CSAC, CUNYAC, MACF, NJAC, SKY CAC, CC, LAND, MACC AMCC, HCAC, MIAA, NCAC, OAC, PAC ASC, GSAC, ODAC, SAA, SCAC, USAC CCIW, MWC, NACC, SLIAC, WIAC IIAC, MIAC, NWC, SCIAC, UMAC

2017-12-13 Cabrini's renaissance big man Cabrini center Tyheim Monroe is the best rebounder in Division III men's basketball. After the Cavaliers lost their starting point guard, Monroe returned to his roots as a guard. Plus Sarah Sommer checks in with CSAC leaders Gwynedd Mercy in Around the Atlantic.
2017-02-21 WIAC champions, b'gosh! UW-Oshkosh had been on the verge of winning the WIAC title since shortly after coach Brad Fischer arrived. Last week the Titans broke through with senior point guard Taylor Schmidt leading the charge. Erik Buchinger has their story in Around the Central.
2017-12-12 Dani, Danny and the new look Eagles Always a good defender for Juniata, senior Dani Atkinson is now a scoring threat, and she has help in the post from Morgan Instone and Gracie Stauffer. Put it all together and Coach Danny Young-Uhrich has an Eagles team on the rise. Phil Soto-Ortiz tracks their ascent in Around the Mid-Atlantic.
2017-12-05 Pioneers forge new identity When you're a three-time defending conference champion, you don't want to change your identity. But Marietta has had to forge a new path this season following the graduation of A.J. Edwards. Joe Sager explains how the Pioneers' balanced attack continues to produce wins.
2017-12-07 Coaching change in the Cards One conversation with St. John Fisher coach Rob Kornaker brought Mike Grosodonia from a nearby high school to the Cardinals' sideline. Another opened up the door for Grosodonia to become the program's new head coach. Andrew Lovell talks with the Cards' new leader in Around the East.
2017-12-07 Salem State big winners from Big 4 Challenge Each year Babson, Brandeis, Salem State and Tufts gather for a weekend tournament called the New England Big 4 Challenge. This year's tournament produced a surprise winner as Salem State scored two big wins. Matt Noonan reports from Medford for Around the Northeast.
2017-12-14 Oliver inspiring at SJU Watch St. John's senior John Oliver closely and you may notice something about his play-- his tenacious defense, his energy, his vertical leaping ability. Then you may notice that he's doing it all with one hand and wonder how. Oliver explains to Nathan Ford in this week's Around the West column.
2017-12-06 Beauty is in the eye of the ball handler During her junior year at the University of Dallas, Shelby Waldron's life was already plenty full as a student and two-sport athlete. But she yearned for a return to the beauty pageant circuit where she competed in high school. Now a senior, Waldron can add Miss Texas to her list of duties. Brian Lester has the story.