1981 NCAA Division II Soccer Championship

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1981 NCAA Division II Soccer Championship
Country United States
ChampionsTampa (1st)
Runners-upCal State Los Angeles
Matches played10
Goals scored24 (2.4 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Ron Basile, SCSC (3)

The 1981 NCAA Division II Soccer Championship was the tenth annual tournament held by the NCAA to determine the top men's Division II college soccer program in the United States. This was the final Division II tournament to feature a third-place match.

Tampa defeated Cal State Los Angeles in the final, 1–0 (after one overtime period), to win their first Division II national title. The semifinals and final were played at the Soccer-Lacrosse Stadium on the campus of Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.[1]


  First Round
Campus sites
Campus sites
New Haven, CT
November 28, 1981
New Haven, CT
  UM–Saint Louis 1  
    Lock Haven State* 0  
  UM–Saint Louis 0  
  Tampa 2  
  Tampa* 1
    Rollins 0  
  Tampa (OT) 1
  Cal State LA 0
  Cal State LA 2 Third place
    Chico State* 1  
Seattle Pacific 2 UM–Saint Louis 1
Chico State* 3   So. Conn. State 3
  Cal State LA 3
  So. Conn. State 0  
  So. Conn. State 1
    New Haven* 0  
New Haven (OT) 2*
Hartford* 1  


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "NCAA Division II Men's Championship Brackets" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. Retrieved December 24, 2017.