The Landmark Conference has released the Athletes of the Week. The conference will recognize a student-athlete for each sport based on their contributions to their team throughout the season.
The Landmark Conference Championships kicked off this week when Goucher hosted the Cross Country Championships on Saturday. Elizabethtown took home its first two Landmark titles with victories in both the men's and women's races.
The other fall sports wrapped up the regular season this past week with the playoffs kicking off on Tuesday with volleyball and women's soccer. The field hockey playoff picture cleared up first after Scranton defeated Drew in a makeup game on Monday. Catholic had already locked in the No. 1 seed leaving Elizabethtown, Juniata, and Scranton to determine the rest of the seeding. Elizabethtown's win over Scranton set the rest of the order and the Blue Jays will host No. 3 Juniata on Wednesday. Juniata is coming off of a 2-1 double overtime win over eighth ranked Catholic. Earlier in the week, Catholic upset No. 6 Ursinus in a non-conference contest.
The men's soccer standings left five teams fighting for the final two spots in the playoffs heading into the last day of the regular season. Drew picked up a win to clinch the third seed and Goucher earned a tie and survived a tiebreaker to earn the program's first berth in the Landmark playoffs. Catholic defeated Juniata on Saturday to earn the No. 1 seed and the Cards will host Goucher on Wednesday. No. 2 Merchant Marine will host Drew in the second semifinal.
Catholic accomplished the trifecta with the women's soccer team guaranteed the No. 1 seed as well. The Cards finished the regular season with a tie, but will host No. 4 Drew in a semifinal on Tuesday. The defending champion Rangers slid into the playoffs with a win over Moravian on Saturday. No. 2 Elizabethtown will host third-seeded Scranton after earning a come-from-behind win over the Royals on Saturday.
The field hockey, men's soccer, women's soccer, and volleyball championships are all scheduled to take place on Saturday at the highest remaining seed following the completion of the semifinals.
Eight of the nine Landmark swimming & diving teams were in action this weekend. Susquehanna defeated Elizabethtown and Catholic defeated Marywood in Landmark meets.