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
Around the
Great Lakes
Around the
South
Around the
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

2017-01-10 Florham freshman shoots to the top of conference Kendrea Williams leads the MAC Freedom in scoring and Devils' head coach Marc Mitchell aims to turn her into an even more prolific shooter. Sarah Sommer has the story from FDU-Florham in Around the Atlantic.
2017-01-12 Bears built for long-haul Conference play started on a down note for the Washington U. women, but there's a long way to go and the Bears are built to contend for another UAA crown. Erik Buchinger talks with Coach Nancy Fahey about the Bears' balance and ball-control approach in Around the Central.
2017-01-11 Lady Royals flush with talent What do you get when you add two All-Americans to the regional Rookie of the Year and two talented first year players? You get a highly ranked Scranton team that's a legitimate national title contender. Phil Soto-Ortiz catches up with the Lady Royals in Around the Mid Atlantic
2017-01-10 Lauren's legacy alive at MSJ Two years later, Lauren Hill's presence lives on through her coach and former teammates. The Lions are struggling this season, but have perspective thanks to their guardian angel. More in Around the Great Lakes.
2017-01-11 Rochester learns through winning Last year, the Yellowjackets learned from their mistakes in disappointing losses. Early in the 2016-17 season, they are still learning how they can play better, but have done it while earning hard-fought victories. More in Around the East.
2017-01-10 Rolling Warriors hungry for more Last season ended in disappointment for Eastern Connecticut and this one didn't start much better. But the Warriors turned their season around and are rolling toward a showdown with Mass-Dartmouth. That plus an interesting Williams College-NBA connection in Around the Northeast.
2017-01-11 What's in the water in Walla Walla? Whitman's men's and women's teams are a perfect 26-0 to start the season. You better learn their new nickname soon, as the newly-christened Blues are prepared to make their name known deep into March.
2017-01-10 Scots start fast again, need to finish strong Maryville struggled in the second half of last season. This year, the Scots once again are off to a great start. Now, they need to finish the job and win a USA South title. More in Around the South.