LHU to host cross country regionals in 2019 and 2021

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Lock Haven earned hosting responsibilities for the cross country regionals in 2019 and 2021, the NCAA announced on Wednesday. The NCAA noted that multiple PSAC institutions will serve as hosts and/or co-hosts for various NCAA DII regionals and championships from 2018-22.

The announcement came as part of over 600 NCAA bids that were announced for all sports across all divisions.

“Pennsylvania was awarded the most NCAA championship sites, including several Division II sites, which speaks volumes as to the great interest and dedication the member institutions and cities in the Commonwealth feel for intercollegiate sports. We are certainly Pennsylvania Proud today,” PSAC Commissioner Steve Murray said.

Criteria for selecting the host sites included creating what will be an exceptional experience for the student-athletes, along with adherence to NCAA bid specifications. Specifications can include, but are not limited to, providing optimal facilities; ease of travel to the location and ample lodging; and adherence to NCAA principles, which include providing an atmosphere that is safe and respects the dignity of all attendees.

Slippery Rock and Clarion will co-host the 2018 Division II Fall Festival and will host the cross country, volleyball, field hockey and men’s and women’s soccer championships from November 25 to December 1 at the A.J. Palumbo Center, located in Pittsburgh.

In field hockey, SRU was selected to host the semifinals and final in 2018 while Millersville garnered the responsibility for 2019 & 2021. Bloomsburg was tabbed to host the event in 2020.

SRU earned the opportunity to host the semifinals and final for men’s and women’s soccer in 2019. Slippery Rock will play host to cross country regionals in 2018 and 2020.