2006 NCAC Field Hockey Tournament

Edited: Nov. 4, 2006

Semifinals: Wednesday, November 1
Finals: Saturday, November 4
# 1 Wooster 2, #4 Denison 0 (boxscore)
Kenyon 2 at Wooster 1 (boxscore)
#3 Kenyon 5, #2 Wittenberg 1 (boxscore)

Third-seeded Kenyon won its first NCAC Tournament Championship after registering a pair of upsets. The Ladies edged top seed Wooster, previously undefeated in league play, 2-1, in the championship game of the event. Within the first six minutes of the game, Fighting Scot senior Anlyn Addis scored an unassisted goal that held up for nearly 30 minutes. It wasn't until there was 29 seconds left in the first half that the Ladies registered their first goal. Freshman Sasha Grumman fired in the goal during a penalty corner. Senior Julia Sivon assisted on the play. Ten minutes into the second half, Grumman struck again on another penalty corner. Throughout the tournament, Kenyon scored five of its seven goals off of penalty corners. Grumman had three of those tallies, while Sivon scored one and assisted on three others. Sivon was named tournament MVP and was joined on the all-tournament team by teammates Grumman, senior Julia Boyer and sophomore Perrin Legg. Wooster placed three players on the all-tourney squad: senior Miranda Leickly, senior Katy Baron and sophomore Anna Hurley. Denison and Wittenberg each had a pair of athletes honored. The Big Red was represented by sophomore Claire Kase and junior Carter Hartung, while junior Alison Voigt and senior Rachel Dunn represented the Tigers.

Kenyon had advanced to the final after defeating second-seeded Wittenberg, 5-1, in the semifinals. The Fighting Scots advanced to the championship after a 2-0 win over fourth-seeded Denison. As the tournament winner, Kenyon receives the NCAC's automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament. The upcoming trip to nationals will be the Ladies' first since the 1989 season.

Wooster and Wittenberg each made their fifth straight NCAC tourney appearances; Denison qualified for the third time, while Kenyon made its second appearance.