Congrats to Char Morett and the PSU Field Hockey team as they knocked off #3 ranked Maryland to claim the Big Ten tournament championship. That win earned them the #4 seed in the NCAA tournament and means that they will be a host site this coming weekend. We’ll play Princeton in the opening round on Saturday with the winner of that game getting the Michigan/Virginia winner on Sunday with a berth in the Final Four on the line.
The good news is that we’ve already beaten all three of those teams (Michigan twice), so we stand a very good chance of advancing to the Final Four. I’ve said all season long that this team was good enough to have a shot at the national championship, now they will get a chance to prove me right. They are playing pretty good hockey right now and, while they won’t be the favorites, they are sitting pretty to make a run for the title, much like the women’s soccer team did last year.