2011 NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championship

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2011 NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championship
Country USA
Teams 48
Champions North Carolina
Runners-up Charlotte
Matches played 47
Goals scored 127 (2.7 per match)
Top goal scorer(s) Casey Townsend (4)

The 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championship was a single-elimination tournament involving 48 teams to determine the champion of the 2011 NCAA Division I men's soccer season. The 53rd edition of the tournament under its present format began on November 17, 2011 and culminated with the North Carolina Tar Heels defeating the Charlotte 49ers 1–0, in the final on December 13 at Regions Park in Hoover, Alabama.[1]

While the tournament resulted in few upsets, most national soccer headlines were made behind Charlotte's run to the championship. Although nationally ranked throughout portions of the regular season, the 49ers entered the tournament through an at-large bid, and were not seeded. Despite that, the 49ers were able to defeat defending champions, the Akron Zips, 1–0 in the third round, before defeating the Connecticut Huskies 4–2 in a penalty shootout to advance to the College Cup. Joining the Tar Heels and the 49ers in the College Cup included the UCLA Bruins and the Creighton Bluejays.[2]

With the victory in the national final, the Tar Heels won their second NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championship in program history.[3] It was also the first time in the history of the UNC Charlotte Athletics Program that a team reached a national championship. In 1996, Charlotte reached the College Cup before being eliminated.

Qualified Teams[edit]

A total of 48 teams will qualify into the tournament proper, either automatically, or through an at-large bid that is determined by a selection committee. Each conference that field varsity soccer teams are admitted one automatic berth into the tournament. Depending on the conference, that automatic berth is either given the champions of the regular season, or the tournament that culminates the regular season. Twenty-two teams earn automatic bids into the tournament, while 26 enter through an at-large bid.


Format[edit]

Like previous editions of the NCAA Division I Tournament, the tournament featured 64 participants out of a possible field of 198 teams. Of the 64 berths, 22 were allocated to the conference tournament or regular season winners. The remaining 42 berths were determined through an at-large process based upon teams' Ratings Percentage Index that did not win their conference tournament. The most at-large berths went to schools from the Big East and Atlantic Coast conferences, containing half of the tournament field's at-large berths (six and five berths, respectively). Of the remaining 11 berths, six were from the Colonial Athletic and Conference USA conferences, each earning three berths.

From there, the NCAA Selection Committee selected the top sixteen seeds for the tournament, that earned an automatic bye to the second round of the tournament. The remanining 48 teams played in a single-elimination match in the first round of the tournament, to play a seeded team in the second round.

Similar to the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, each of the tournament rounds were single-elimination. However, matches tied at the end of regulation went to two 10-minute golden goal periods, followed by a penalty shoot-out, if necessary. All matches in the first, second and third rounds, as well as the quarterfinals, were hosted by the higher seed. The College Cup, also known as the semifinals and final for the tournament were held at a neutral venue, this time being at Regions Park in Hoover, Alabama (south of Birmingham.

Seeded teams[edit]

Seeded teams
Seed School Conference Record Berth type
1 North Carolina ACC 16–2–2 Tournament winner
2 Creighton MVC 17–2–0 Tournament winner
3 Connecticut Big East 14–2–2 At-large
4 Boston College ACC 14–5–0 At-large
5 Maryland ACC 12–3–3 At-large
6 SMU C-USA 13–5–1 Tournament winner
7 South Florida Big East 11–3–3 At-large
8 UC Irvine Big West 16–4–1 At-large
9 St. John's Big East 14–5–2 Tournament winner
10 New Mexico MPSF 16–0–3 Tournament winner
11 UAB C-USA 13–3–3 At-large
12 Louisville Big East 11–6–2 At-large
13 UCLA Pac-12 14–4–1 Tournament winner
14 James Madison CAA 11–4–2 At-large
15 UC Santa Barbara Big West 13–6–1 At-large
16 Indiana Big Ten 11–3–5 At-large

Schedule[edit]

Round Date
First round November 17, 2011
Second round November 20, 2011
Third round November 27, 2011
Quarterfinals December 3, 2011
College Cup: Semifinals December 9, 2011
College Cup Final December 11, 2011

Bracket[edit]

Regional 1[edit]

  First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
                                     
   Elon 3  
   Coastal Carolina* 4  
     Coastal Carolina 2  
    1  North Carolina 3  
      
        
  1  North Carolina 1/OT  
  16  Indiana 0  
        
        
  16  Indiana 3
       Old Dominion 0  
   Liberty 0(4)
   Old Dominion* 0(5)  
  1  North Carolina 2
   Saint Mary's 0
   Fairfield 2  
   Brown* 3  
     Brown 1
    9  St. John's 0  
      
        
   Brown 2
   Saint Mary's 3/OT  
        
        
  8  UC Irvine 1
       Saint Mary's 2/2OT  
   Saint Mary's 1
   CSU Baskersfield* 0  

Regional 2[edit]

  First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
                                     
   Xavier 1  
   West Virginia* 2/OT  
     West Virginia 0  
    5  Maryland 4  
      
        
  5  Maryland 2  
  12  Louisville 4  
        
        
  12  Louisville 3/2OT
       Bradley  
   Loyola-Chicago 1
   Bradley* 2  
  12  Louisville 0
  13  UCLA 1/2OT
   Delaware 1/20T  
   Virginia* 0  
     Delaware 0
    13  UCLA 1  
      
        
  13  UCLA 3
   Rutgers 0  
        
        
  4  Boston College 1(3)
       Rutgers 1(4)  
   Colgate 2
   Rutgers* 4  

Regional 3[edit]

  First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
                                     
   Stony Brook 0(4)  
   Monmouth* 0(5)  
     Monmouth 1  
    3  Connecticut 2  
      
        
  3  Connecticut 3  
  14  James Madison 0  
        
        
  14  James Madison 2
       Wake Forest 0  
   Wake Forest 1(4)
   South Carolina* 1(3)  
  3  Connecticut 1(2)
   Charlotte 1(4)
   Furman 1  
   Charlotte* 3  
     Charlotte 3
    11  UAB 1  
      
        
   Charlotte* 1
   Akron 0  
        
        
  6  SMU 2
       Akron 3  
   Northwestern 1
   Akron* 3  

Regional 4[edit]

  First round Second round Third round Quarterfinals
                                     
   Florida Gulf Coast 0  
   UCF* 1/2OT  
     UCF 1  
    7  South Florida 2/OT  
      
        
  7  South Florida 0(6)  
  10  New Mexico 0(5)  
        
        
  10  New Mexico 2/OT
       Duke 1  
   Georgia State 0
   Duke* 1  
  7  South Florida 0
  2  Creighton 1/OT
   Dartmouth 0  
   Providence* 1  
     Providence 2
    15  UC Santa Barbara 3  
      
        
  15  UC Santa Barbara 1
  2  Creighton 2  
        
        
  2  Creighton 3
       Northern Illinois 0  
   Western Illinois 0
   Northern Illinois* 3  

College Cup – Regions Park, Hoover, Alabama[edit]

National Semifinals
December 9
National Championship
December 11
           
1 North Carolina 2(3)
13 UCLA 2(1)
1 North Carolina 1
Charlotte 0
Charlotte 0(4)
2 Creighton 0(1)

Schedule[edit]

Host team, or higher seed, is listed on the right. Away team or lower seed is listed on the left.

First round[edit]

November 17, 2011
13:00 ET
Dartmouth 0–1 Providence
Report Raley Goal 10'
Glay Field
Providence, Rhode Island
Attendance: 581
Referee: John Collins

November 17, 2011
14:00 ET
Western Illinois 0–3 Northern Illinois
Report Totsch Goal 20'
Kannah Goal 43'
Mascitti Goal 73'
Huskie Soccer Field
DeKalb, Illinois
Attendance: 528
Referee: Michael Kennedy

November 17, 2011
17:00 ET
Xavier 1–2 (a.e.t.) West Virginia
DePaol Goal 85' Report Williams Goal 39'
Schoenle Golden goal in the 99th minute 99'
Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium
Morgantown, West Virginia
Attendance: 253
Referee: Peter Dhima

November 17, 2011
19:00 ET
Elon 3–4 Coastal Carolina
Thomas Goal 48'64'
Carroll Goal 81'
Report Garbanzo Goal 35'
East Goal 55'
Hendrick Goal 72'
Bennett Goal 83'
CCU Soccer Field
Conway, South Carolina
Attendance: 582
Referee: Rob Mann

November 17, 2011
19:00 ET
Liberty 0–0 (a.e.t.) Old Dominion
Report
  Penalties  
Bentick Penalty scored
Amoo Penalty scored
Aseweh Penalty scored
Breitmeyer Penalty scored
Bullock Penalty missed
4–5 Francoz Penalty scored
Harmon Penalty scored
LeBlanc Penalty scored
Hopkinson Penalty scored
Smith Penalty scored
ODU Soccer Complex
Norfolk, Virginia
Attendance: 373
Referee: Bill Ditmar

November 17, 2011
19:00 ET
Fairfield 2–3 Brown
Zuniga Goal 32'
Shaw Goal 40'
Report Rosa Goal 80'
Popolizio Goal 81'
Leonard Goal 86'
Stevenson Field
Providence, Rhode Island
Attendance: 529
Referee: Sean Nally

November 17, 2011
19:00 ET
Delaware 1–0 (a.e.t.) Virginia
Dineen Golden goal in the 106th minute 106' Report
Klöckner Stadium
Charlottesville, Virginia
Attendance: 588
Referee: Andrew Chapin

November 17, 2011
19:00 ET
Colgate 2–4 Rutgers
S. Miller Goal 25'
Schuber Goal 90'
Report Knibbs Goal 23'
Bourdeau Goal 64'
Correa Goal 82'
Goal 85' (o.g.)
Yurcak Field
Piscataway, New Jersey
Attendance: 629
Referee: Noel Cotterell

November 17, 2011
19:00 ET
Stony Brook 0–0 (a.e.t.) Monmouth
Report
  Penalties  
Schlesinger Penalty scored
Gobeil Penalty scored
Crespi Penalty missed
Fernandes Penalty scored
Belakehal Penalty scored
4–5 Allen Penalty scored
Luke Penalty scored
Schmid Penalty scored
Puranen Penalty scored
Vázquez Penalty scored
The Great Lawn
West Long Branch, New Jersey
Attendance: 795
Referee: Alex Prus

November 17, 2011
19:00 ET
Wake Forest 1–1 (a.e.t.) South Carolina
Tomaselli Goal 9' Report Root Goal 50' (pen.)
  Penalties  
Wenzel Penalty scored
Gimenez Penalty scored
Newnam Penalty missed
Randolph Penalty scored
Konowiecki Penalty missed
Mullin Penalty scored
4–3 Martinez Penalty scored
Baladez Penalty scored
Morrissey Penalty missed
Troyer Penalty scored
Mangotic Penalty missed
RaffertyPenalty missed
Stone Stadium
Columbia, South Carolina
Attendance: 1,032
Referee: Skye Arthur-Banning

November 17, 2011
19:00 ET
Furman 1–3 Charlotte
Ontiveros Goal 19' Report Gentile Goal 29'
Beaulieu Goal 68'
Rex Goal 84'
Transamerica Field
Charlotte, North Carolina
Attendance: 1,084
Referee: Serdar Ertep

November 17, 2011
19:00 ET
Florida Gulf Coast 0–1 (a.e.t.) UCF
Report George Golden goal in the 107th minute 107'
UCF Soccer and Track Stadium
Orlando, Florida
Attendance: 535
Referee: Ted Unkel

November 17, 2011
19:00 ET
Georgia State 0–1 Duke
Report Tweed-Kent Goal 53'
Koskinen Stadium
Durham, North Carolina
Attendance: 319
Referee: Daniel Fitzgerald

November 17, 2011
19:30 ET
Northwestern 1–3 Akron
O'Neill Goal 63' Report Caldwell Goal 27'
Quinn Goal 55'
Mattocks Goal 77'
FirstEnergy Stadium
Akron, Ohio
Attendance: 2,616
Referee: Ben Trevino

November 17, 2011
20:00 ET
Loyola Chicago 1–2 Bradley
Raymonds Goal 31' Report Graf Goal 51'
Balle Goal 86'
Shea Stadium
Peoria, Illinois
Attendance: 740
Referee: Abbey Okulaja

November 17, 2011
22:00 ET
Saint Mary's 1–0 CSU Bakersfield
Mohoric Goal 42' Report
CSUB Main Soccer Field
Bakersfield, California
Attendance: 2,207
Referee: Ian Anderson

Second round[edit]

Numbers represent the seed the team earned in the tournament.

November 20, 2011
13:00 ET
Monmouth 1–2 #3 Connecticut
Jeffery Goal 26' Report Diouf Goal 39'50' (pen.)
Morrone Stadium
Storrs, Connecticut
Attendance: 3,979
Referee: Bahij Salman

November 20, 2011
13:00 ET
Rutgers 1–1 (a.e.t.) #4 Boston College
Kamara Goal 87' Report Chin Goal 53'
  Penalties  
Kamara Penalty scored
Bourdeau Penalty scored
Brown Penalty scored
Cuevas Penalty missed
Setchell Penalty scored
4–3 Mejia Penalty scored
Aburmad Penalty missed
Fitzpatrick Penalty scored
Murphy Penalty scored
Rose Penalty missed
Newton Soccer Complex
Boston, Massachusetts
Attendance: 886
Referee: Lou Labbadia

November 20, 2011
14:00 ET
Northern Illinois 0–3 #2 Creighton
Report Gomez Goal 21'
Finlay Goal 43'88'
Morrison Stadium
Omaha, Nebraska
Attendance: 2,034
Referee: Jeremy Schroeder

November 20, 2011
14:00 ET
Old Dominion 0–3 #16 Indiana
Report Kotlov Goal 17'71'
Wylie Goal 80'
Bill Armstrong Stadium
Bloomington, Indiana
Attendance: 701
Referee: Landis Wiley

November 20, 2011
17:00 ET
Coastal Carolina 2–3 #1 North Carolina
Bennett Goal 41'
East Goal 52'
Report Speas Goal 50'
Urso Goal 52'
Martínez Goal 69'
Fetzer Field
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Attendance: 1,054
Referee: Daniel Fitzgerald

November 20, 2011
17:00 ET
West Virginia 0–4 #5 Maryland
Report Townsend Goal 20'60'76'
Cyrus Goal 61'
Ludwig Field
College Park, Maryland
Attendance: 2,437
Referee: Mark Kadleck

November 20, 2011
17:00 ET
Brown 1–0 #9 St. John's
Remick Goal 48' Report
Belson Stadium
Queens, New York
Attendance: 1,027
Referee: Kenneth Henriques

November 20, 2011
17:00 ET
Wake Forest 0–2 #14 James Madison
Report J. Simpson Goal 14'
McLaughlin Goal 32'
JMU Lacrosse/Soccer Complex
Harrisonburg, Virginia
Attendance: 776
Referee: Christopher Spivey

November 20, 2011
18:00 ET
UCF 1–2 (a.e.t.) #7 South Florida
Hunt Goal 72' Report Goal 70' (o.g.)
Charpie Golden goal in the 96th minute 96'
Corbett Stadium
Tampa, Florida
Attendance: 3,029
Referee: Andres Pferrerkorn

November 20, 2011
19:00 ET
Bradley 2–3 (a.e.t.) #12 Louisville
Davis Goal 55'
Gaul Goal 90'
Report Rolfe Goal 87'
Walker Goal 87'
DeLeon Golden goal in the 108th minute 108'
Cardinal Park Soccer and Track Stadium
Louisville, Kentucky
Attendance: 7,012
Referee: Khalaf Al-Latayfeh

November 20, 2011
20:00 ET
Akron 3–2 #6 SMU
Mattocks Goal 22'76'
Holmes Goal 63'
Report Engel Goal 83'
Ivo Goal 83' (pen.)
Westcott Field
University Park, Texas
Attendance: 890
Referee: Misail Tsapos

November 20, 2011
20:00 ET
Charlotte 3–1 #11 UAB
James Goal 1'
Rex Goal 47'
Beaulieu Goal 50'
Report Wickham Goal 51'
West Campus Field
Birmingham, Alabama
Attendance: 2,214
Referee: Alex Prus

November 20, 2011
20:30 ET
Providence 2–3 #15 UC Santa Barbara
Adler Goal 68'
Baumann Goal 83' (pen.)
Report Silva Goal 6'
Madueno Goal 41'
Sarle Goal 72'
Harder Stadium
Santa Barbara, California
Attendance: 1,311
Referee: Martik Mirikian

November 20, 2011
21:00 ET
Saint Mary's 2–1 (a.e.t.) #8 UC Irvine
Hanley Goal 58'
Howard Golden goal in the 103rd minute 103'
Report Ibarra Goal 84'
Anteater Stadium
Irvine, California
Attendance: 657
Referee: Frank Anderson

November 20, 2011
21:00 ET
Duke 1–2 (a.e.t.) #10 New Mexico
Palodichuk Goal 52' Report Smith Goal 82'
Baldinger Golden goal in the 99th minute 99'
Lobo Soccer/Track Complex
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Attendance: 6,200
Referee: Mohamed Ibrahim

November 20, 2011
22:00 ET
Delaware 0–1 #13 UCLA
Report Hoffman Goal 84'
Drake Stadium
Los Angeles
Attendance: 381
Referee: Mohamed Mahmoud

Third round[edit]

November 27, 2011
13:00 ET
#16 Indiana 0–1 (a.e.t.) #1 North Carolina
Report Schuler Golden goal in the 97th minute 97'
Fetzer Field
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Attendance: 1,504
Referee: Bill Ditmer

November 27, 2011
13:00 ET
#14 James Madison 0–3 #3 Connecticut
Report Alvarez Goal 19'
Diouf Goal 63'
Cascio Goal 65'
Morrone Stadium
Storrs, Connecticut
Attendance: 4,983
Referee: Peter Dhima

November 27, 2011
14:00 ET
#15 UC Santa Barbara 1–2 #2 Creighton
Opoku Goal 79' Report Castro Goal 8' (pen.)
Ribeiro Goal 19'
Morrison Stadium
Omaha, Nebraska
Attendance: 2,436
Referee: Hilario Grajeda

November 27, 2011
17:00 ET
#12 Louisville 4–2 #5 Maryland
DeLeon Goal 19'
Rolfe Goal 52'
Keller Goal 79'
Roman Goal 84'
Report Townsend Goal 34'
Oduaran Goal 68'
Ludwig Field
College Park, Maryland
Attendance: 2,660
Referee: Andrew Chapin

November 27, 2011
17:00 ET
Saint Mary's 3–2 (a.e.t.) Brown
Newquist Goal 29'Golden goal in the 98th minute 98'
Mohoric Goal 64'
Report Remick Goal 51'
Rosa Goal 62'
Stevenson Field
Providence, Rhode Island
Attendance: 1,330
Referee: Alex Prus

November 27, 2011
18:00 ET
#10 New Mexico 0–0 (a.e.t.) #7 South Florida
Report
  Penalties  
Rozeboom Penalty scored
Green Penalty scored
Smith Penalty missed
Sandoval Penalty scored
Venter Penalty scored
Gibbons Penalty scored
Baldinger Penalty missed
5–6 Baldin Penalty scored
Perry Penalty scored
Dwyer Penalty missed
Fairclough Penalty scored
Paul Penalty scored
Olali Penalty scored
Alexis Penalty scored
Corbett Stadium
Tampa, Florida
Attendance: 3,592
Referee: Chris Penso

November 27, 2011
19:00 ET
Akron 0–1 Charlotte
Report Gentile Goal 25'
Transamerica Field
Charlotte, North Carolina
Attendance: 2,182
Referee: Mark Kadlecik

November 27, 2011
20:00 ET
Rutgers 0–3 #13 UCLA
Report Hoffman Goal 1'49'
Chavez Goal 44'
Drake Stadium
Los Angeles
Attendance: 749
Referee: Alex Gorin

Quarterfinals[edit]

December 3, 2011
17:00 ET
Saint Mary's 0–2 #1 North Carolina
Report Hedges Goal 53'
Speas Goal 65'
Fetzer Field
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Attendance: 5,810
Referee: Chico Grajeda

December 3, 2011
19:00 ET
#13 UCLA 1–0 (a.e.t.) #12 Louisville
Williams Golden goal in the 102nd minute 102' Report
Cardinal Park Soccer and Track Stadium
Louisville, Kentucky
Attendance: 4,832
Referee: Lou Labbadia

December 4, 2011
13:00 ET
Charlotte 1–1 (a.e.t.) #3 Connecticut
Gentile Goal 85' Report Cascio Goal 82'
  Penalties  
Gibson Penalty scored
James Penalty missed
Smith Penalty scored
Cowles Penalty scored
Rodriguez Penalty scored
4–2 Diouf Penalty missed
Mercado Penalty missed
Alvarez Penalty scored
Bradley Penalty scored
Morrone Stadium
Storrs, Connecticut
Attendance: 5,100
Referee: Misail Tsapos

December 4, 2011
14:00 ET
#7 South Florida 0–1 (a.e.t.) #2 Creighton
Report Finlay Golden goal in the 97th minute 97'
Morrison Stadium
Omaha, Nebraska
Attendance: 2,341
Referee: Edvin Jurisevic

College Cup: Semifinals[edit]

December 9, 2011
18:00 ET
Charlotte 0–0 (a.e.t.) #2 Creighton
Report
  Penalties  
Gibson Penalty scored
Caughran Penalty scored
Smith Penalty scored
Cowles Penalty scored
4–1 Castro Penalty scored
Clark Penalty missed
Finlay Penalty missed
Regions Park
Hoover, Alabama
Attendance: 9,623
Referee: Hilario Grajeda

December 9, 2011
20:30 ET
#1 North Carolina 2–2 (a.e.t.) #13 UCLA
Lovejoy Goal 56'
Schuler Goal 85'
Report Hollingshead Goal 17'
K. Rowe Goal 74'
  Penalties  
Urso Penalty scored
McKinney Penalty scored
Schuler Penalty missed
Speas Penalty scored
3–1 Rose Penalty missed
K. Rowe Penalty missed
Munoz Penalty scored
Monge Penalty missed
Regions Park
Hoover, Alabama
Attendance: 9,623
Referee: Alex Prus

College Cup: Final[edit]

December 11, 2011
16:00 ET
Charlotte 0–1 #1 North Carolina
Report Speas Goal 65'
Regions Park
Hoover, Alabama
Attendance: 8,777
Referee: Michael Kennedy

Statistics[edit]

Top goalscorers[edit]

4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goals

See also[edit]

References[edit]

[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Campbell, Leah (December 11, 2011). "Top-seeded North Carolina wins second College Cup". The Daily Tar Heel. DailyTarHeel.com. Retrieved January 22, 2012. 
  2. ^ Scott, David (December 11, 2011). "UNC wins NCAA soccer crown, defeating Charlotte 1–0". The News & Observer Publishing Company. NewsObserver.com. Retrieved January 23, 2012. 
  3. ^ Aschoff, Edward (December 11, 2011). "Moment of magic wins it for UNC". ESPN. ESPN. Retrieved January 22, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Men's Division I Championship Brackets". NCAA. Retrieved September 17, 2011. 
  5. ^ "2011 NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championship". National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved November 14, 2011.