NCAA Division III Men's Soccer Championship

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Men's Division III Soccer Championship
Founded 1974
Number of teams 62
Current champions Tufts University (1st title)
Most successful club(s) Messiah (10 titles)
Website [1]

The NCAA Division III Men's Soccer Championship has been contested since 1974.

It is the largest of the three NCAA divisions' championships, with the most complicated selection process. In 2012, the tournament was a 62-team, single-elimination tournament. Teams are divided into three pools. Pool A consists of the 36 conference champions, who all receive automatic bids to the tournament. Pool B consists of all teams which are not in conferences or which are in conferences that do not meet the requirements to be awarded an automatic bid. Four teams are selected from Pool B. Pool C consists of all the other teams, plus those Pool B teams not already selected. The remaining teams in the field are selected from Pool C. Two teams received first round byes, and the rest of the bracket was filled by geographical proximity. The early rounds of the championship were played at campus sites with the higher seeded team hosting the match. The semifinals and finals are played at a predetermined campus site. The 2012 Division III final rounds were held at Blossom Soccer Complex in San Antonio.[1]

Champions[edit]

Source = [2]

Year Winner Score Opponent
1974 Brockport State 3–1 Swarthmore
1975 Babson 1–0 Brockport State
1976 Brandeis 2–1 (2OT) Brockport State
1977 Lock Haven 1–0 Cortland State
1978 Lock Haven 3–0 Washington (MO)
1979 Babson 2–1 Glassboro State
1980 Babson 1–0 (OT) Scranton
1981 Glassboro State 2–1 (4OT) Scranton
1982 UNC Greensboro 2–1 Bethany (WV)
1983 UNC Greensboro 3–2 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
1984 Wheaton (IL) 2–1 (3OT) Brandeis
1985 UNC Greensboro 5–0 Washington (MO)
1986 UNC Greensboro 2–0 UC San Diego
1987 UNC Greensboro 6–1 Washington (MO)
1988 UC San Diego 3–0 Rochester Tech
1989 Elizabethtown 2–0 Greensboro
1990 Glassboro State 1–1 (4OT, PK) Ohio Wesleyan
1991 UC San Diego 1–0 Trenton State
1992 Kean 3–1 Ohio Wesleyan
1993 UC San Diego 1–0 Williams
1994 Bethany (WV) 1–0 (2OT) Johns Hopkins
1995 Williams 2–1 Methodist
1996 TCNJ 2–1 (4OT) Kenyon
1997 Wheaton (IL) 3–0 TCNJ
1998 Ohio Wesleyan 2–1 (2OT) Greensboro
1999 St. Lawrence 2–0 Wheaton (IL)
2000 Messiah 2–0 Rowan
2001 Richard Stockton 3–2 Redlands
2002 Messiah 1–0 Otterbein
2003 Trinity (TX) 2–1 Drew
2004 Messiah 4–0 UC Santa Cruz
2005 Messiah 1–0 Gustavus Adolphus
2006 Messiah 3–0 Wheaton (IL)
2007 Middlebury 0–0 (PK 4-3) Trinity (TX)
2008 Messiah 1–1 (PK 3-0) Stevens Institute
2009 Messiah 2–0 Calvin
2010 Messiah 2–1 (OT) Lynchburg
2011 Ohio Wesleyan 2–1 Calvin
2012 Messiah 5-1 Ohio Northern
2013 Messiah 2-1 (2OT) Rutgers-Camden
2014 Tufts University 4-2 Wheaton (IL)

Schools ranked by titles[edit]

Source = [2]

Rank School #
1 Messiah 10
2 UNC Greensboro 5
3 Babson 3
3 UC San Diego 3
5 Lock Haven 2
5 Ohio Wesleyan 2
5 Rowan (Glassboro State) 2
5 Wheaton (IL) 2
9 Tufts University 1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.ncaa.com/sports/soccer-men/d3
  2. ^ a b http://www.ncaa.com/history/soccer-men/d3

External links[edit]