Bridgeport Top Seed in NCAA East Region; LIU Post Earns At-Large Bid

Bridgeport Top Seed in NCAA East Region; LIU Post Earns At-Large Bid

Indianapolis, Ind. - ECC Champion, University of Bridgeport, has earned the top seed in the East Region bracket of the NCAA Division II Women's Volleyball Championship. LIU Post earns an at-large bid to give the ECC two out of the 64 teams in the field of schools competing for a National Championship. This is the seventh all-time tournament appearance for both schools.

Bridgeport earns the No. 1 seed and hosting duties for the East Regional for the second year in a row. The Purple Knights, who won their third consecutive ECC title on Saturday evening, enter the tournament on a 12 game winning streak to move their record to 24-2 on the season.

In their seventh NCAA Championship appearance in a row, Bridgeport will take on the No. 8 seed and champions of the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference, Post University. Post, who enters tournament play with a record of 22-10, is making their first-ever appearance in the tournament.

LIU Post (19-13) earns an at-large bid for their third straight NCAA appearance and fourth in five seasons. The Pioneers are the No. 6 seed and will take on No. 3 seed, Stonehill (21-7). LIU Post is attempting to repeat as East Region Champions after winning the program's first title in 2013.

Despite being ranked No. 6 in the final regional rankings before the conference tournaments, Dowling did not earn an at-large bid, making this the first year since 2001 the Golden Lions will not be in the field.

The other two quarterfinal match-ups pit Northeast 10 members against one another. No. 2 New Haven will take on No. 7 Saint Rose, while NE10 Champion, Adelphi, is the No. 5 seed and will face No. 4 Bentley.

Tournament play will begin on Thursday, November 20 and end with the regional final on Saturday, November 22. The winner of the East Region will advance to the NCAA Division II Elite Eight, which will take place in Louisville, Ky. from December 4 -6.

To view the full NCAA Division II Volleyball Championship bracket, click here.