WATERVILLE, Maine – The Thomas College softball team is set to make history this weekend as the first women's program in Thomas history to make an NCAA Tournament appearance.
The Terriers will enter the four team regional in Williamstown, Massachusetts hosted by Williams College. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and the College of Staten Island will also be apart of the double-elimination group.
RPI and Staten Island will kick-off the weekend on Friday, playing in game one at 1:00 p.m. Thomas will take on the host team in Williams in game two at 3:30 p.m. at Cole Field.
Friday, May 12
Game 1 - RPI vs. Staten Island 1:00 p.m.
Game 2 - Williams vs. Thomas (ME) 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 13
Game 3 - Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2 11:00 a.m.
Game 4 - Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2 1:30 p.m.
Game 5 - Winner of Game 4 vs. Loser of Game 3 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 14
Game 6 - Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 5 12:00 p.m.
Game 7 - if necessary 2:30 p.m.
The Terriers earned their NCAA Tournament bid after they won the North Atlantic Conference Championship over the weekend. Thomas finished a perfect 3-0, defeating Castleton 5-1 and Husson 5-3 on Friday and beating Castleton once again on Saturday, 2-0.
Sydney LeBourveau was selected as the Tournament MVP as she led the Terriers to their first conference championship since 2004. On the mound, the sophomore threw three complete game victories, giving up just three runs, while striking out nine. At the plate, LeBourveau batted .500 (5-for-10) with three doubles, and three RBI. Her double in the bottom of the sixth inning scored the game-winning run in the championship game.
Williams (31-10) will be making their fourth straight appearance to the NCAA Tournament. The Ephs claimed the NESCAC Championship on Sunday after defeating Amherst 9-1.
State Island (34-7) will enter the tournament for their tenth time in program history after winning their fifth-straight CUNYAC title. The Dolphins took a 5-0 victory over Hunter College on Sunday.
RPI (25-12) makes their third trip to the NCAA Tournament after winning the Liberty League Championship, dropping Clarkson University 9-0.
All regional games will be broadcasted live on the Northeast Sports Network throughout the weekend.