1996 NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championship

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1996 NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championship
Country USA
Teams 32
Champions St. John's (NY) (1st title)
Runners-up Florida International (1st title game)
Matches played 31
Goals scored 99 (3.19 per match)
Attendance 85,915 (2,771 per match)
Top goal scorer(s) Alen Kozic, Florida International (3)

The 1996 NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championship was the 37th organized men's college soccer tournament by the National Collegiate Athletic Association, to determine the top college soccer team in the United States. The St. John's Red Storm won their first national title by defeating the Florida International Panthers in the championship game, 4–1. The final match was played on December 15, 1996, in Richmond, Virginia, at Richmond Stadium for the second straight year. All the other games were played at the home field of the higher seeded team.[1][2]

National Seeds[edit]

National Seeds
Seed School Record
#1 Washington 14–2–1
#2 Florida International 13–4–2
#3 UNC Greensboro 21–1
#4 William & Mary 18–2–1

Early rounds[edit]

  First round Second round Third round Semifinals Championship
Richmond Stadium
Richmond, Virginia
                                               
1 Washington (2OT) 2  
  Santa Clara 1  
  1 Washington 1  
      Fresno State 2  
  California 1
  Fresno State 2  
    Fresno State 0  
    Creighton 2  
  Cal State Fullerton 2  
  UCLA 1  
    Cal State Fullerton 0
      Creighton (pen.) 0  
  SMU 0
  Creighton 2  
    Creighton 1  
    St. John's (NY) 2  
  Virginia 0  
  George Mason 1  
    George Mason 1
      St. John's (NY) 2  
  Fordham 1
  St. John's (NY) 5  
    St. John's (NY) (OT) 2
  4 William & Mary 1  
  James Madison 1  
  Maryland (OT) 2  
    Maryland 0
    4 William & Mary 3  
  Army 1
4 William & Mary (4OT) 3  
    St. John's (NY) 4
  2 FIU 1
3 UNC Greensboro 0  
  Notre Dame 1  
    Notre Dame 0  
      Charlotte 1  
  Charlotte 3
  College of Charleston 1  
    Charlotte 3  
    Hartford 0  
  Boston U. 2  
  Harvard 3  
    Harvard 2
      Hartford (OT) 3  
  Hartford (OT) 3
  Rhode Island 2  
    Charlotte 0
  2 FIU 4  
  Bowling Green 4  
  Detroit 0  
    Bowling Green 0
      Indiana 2  
  Indiana 4
  Evansville 1  
    Indiana 0
  2 FIU 1  
  Rutgers (OT) 2  
  Cornell 1  
    Rutgers 0
    2 FIU 2  
  South Florida 1
2 FIU 6  

Final[edit]

References[edit]