Date Posted:03/27/2006,  4:00PM

Bowdoin Qualifies for NECVL Playoff Tournament

BRUNSWICK, Maine - On Monday, the NECVL board announced which twelve teams qualified for this year's playoff tournament. Qualification was based on divisional record, and Bowdoin qualified as the eleventh seed. The full listing is below:

#1 Siena College

#2 Williams College

#3 Plymouth State University

#4 Fairfield University

#5 Brown University

#6 UMass-Lowell

#7 St. John's College

#8 Bates College

#9 Stonehill College

#10 UMaine-Orono

#11 Bowdoin College

#12 Worcester Polytechnic Institute

The tournament will be held on April 8th at UMass-Lowell. Bowdoin is in a pool with #2 Williams, #5 Brown, and #8 Bates. This marks the first time since 2003 that Bowdoin has qualified. If Bowdoin advances to the elite eight (selected from pool play on the 8th), they will advance to the second day of playoffs for the first time in school history, and play in a bracket on April 9th.