NEC recorded a 12-3 win over Castleton to earn the NAC automatic bid into the tournament, while the Cardinals claimed the automatic bid from the NESCAC following a thrilling 9-8 victory over Middlebury.
With the win, NEC earns the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA tournament, and will make their second-straight NCAA appearance.
No. 1 New England College defeated No. 4 Husson, 20-2, and No. 2 Castleton earned a 17-5 win over No. 3 Lyndon.
NEC's Matt Richard, Connor Fries and Jacob Blanchette selected as Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, and Rookie of the Year. GMC's Carl Diethelm chosen as the Senior Scholar Athlete of the Year.
No. 4 Husson claimed an 18-11 win over No. 5 Maine Maritime and No. 3 Lyndon earned an 11-3 victory over No. 6 Thomas.
The Pilgrims (11-5 overall) claimed the top seed in the conference tournament after posting a perfect 7-0 record in NAC play.