1986 NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Tournament
|Women's College Cup (semifinals & final)|
|Champions||North Carolina Tar Heels|
(4th title, 5th College Cup)
|Runners-up||Colorado College Tigers|
(1st title, 2nd College Cup)
|Goals scored||28 (2.55 per match)|
|Attendance||6,524 (593 per match)|
|Top goal scorer(s)||April Heinrichs, UNC (5)|
|Best player||April Heinrichs, UNC|
1987 →All statistics correct as of 4/26/2015.
The 1986 NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Tournament was the fifth annual single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of NCAA women's collegiate soccer. The championship game was played again at George Mason Stadium in Fairfax, Virginia during December 1986.
North Carolina defeated Colorado College in the final, 2–0, to win their fourth national title. Coached by Anson Dorrance, the Tar Heels finished the season 23–0–1. This was the first of North Carolina's record nine consecutive national titles (1986–1994).
The Most Outstanding Player was April Heinrichs from North Carolina. An All-Tournament Team, consisting of five players, was also named. Henrichs was also the tournament's leading scorer (4 goals).
With the inaugural edition of the NCAA Division III Women's Soccer Championship being held in 1986, the tournament eligibility was narrowed to just Division I and Division II women's soccer programs (a Division II championship was not added until 1988). Nonetheless, the tournament field decreased from the previous year, downsizing from 14 to 12 teams.
|UC Santa Barbara||3rd||1985||13-2-2|
|William & Mary||3rd||1985||15-2-1|
|First Round||Second Round||Semifinals||Championship
(Women's College Cup)
|UC Santa Barbara||0|
|UC Santa Barbara||1|
|North Carolina (2OT)||3|
|George Mason (2OT, PK)||1|
|William & Mary||0|
|Colorado College (2OT, PK)||1|
|Massachusetts (2OT, PK)||1|
All tournament team
- April Heinrichs, North Carolina (Most outstanding player)
- Angela Berry, George Mason
- Betsy Drambour, George Mason
- Lisa Gmitter, George Mason
- Kim Maslin, George Mason
- NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Championship
- NCAA Division III Women's Soccer Championship (begun 1986)
- 1986 NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championship
- "Division I Women's Soccer Championship Results" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. Retrieved April 23, 2015.