United Soccer Conference

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The United Soccer Conference was an NCAA Division I conference founded in 2005 whose members competed in the sport of women's soccer. On February 10, 2007 New Jersey Institute of Technology joined the conference, however later that year on July 1, 2007 Indiana Purdue-Fort Wayne, North Dakota State, and South Dakota State left the conference and joined The Summit League. On February 12, 2009 it was announced that the Great West Conference would add Delaware State, Howard, and South Carolina State as associate members to compete in a soccer conference with Houston Baptist, NJIT, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Utah Valley beginning with the 2009-2010 school year. [1] This left Longwood to compete as an independent for the 2009-10 school year, and caused the United Soccer Conference to fold.[2]

Charter members of the conference were Delaware State, Howard, IPFW, Longwood, South Carolina State, and Utah Valley

Former Members[edit]

Institution Team Joined Left Current women's soccer conference
Delaware State University Hornets 2005 2009 Independent
Howard University Lady Bison 2005 2009 Southwestern Athletic Conference
Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne Mastodons 2005 2006 The Summit League
Longwood University Lancers 2005 2009 Big South Conference
New Jersey Institute of Technology Highlanders 2007 2009 Independent
North Dakota State University Bison 2006 2006 The Summit League
South Carolina State University Lady Bulldogs 2005 2009 Independent
South Dakota State University Jackrabbits 2006 2006 The Summit League
Utah Valley University Wolverines 2005 2009 Western Athletic Conference

Conference Champions[edit]

Season Conference Champion
2005 IPFW
2006 South Dakota State
2007 Utah Valley State

References[edit]

  1. ^ Three Institutions Added as Associate Members for Women's Soccer
  2. ^ Longwood Optimistic For 2009 Season

External links[edit]