2001 NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championship

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2001 NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championship
Men's College Cup (semifinals & final)
Country  United States
Teams 48
Champions North Carolina (1st title)
Runners-up Indiana (11th title game)
Matches played 47
Goals scored 111 (2.36 per match)
Attendance 63,791 (1,357 per match)
Top goal scorer(s) Ryan Kneipper, North Carolina (5)
Best player Ryan Kneipper, North Carolina (MOP offense)
David Stokes, North Carolina (MOP defense)
2000
2002

The 2001 NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championship was the 42nd organized men's college soccer tournament by the National Collegiate Athletic Association, to determine the top college soccer team in the United States. The North Carolina won their first national title by defeating the Indiana in the championship game, 2–0. This was the first tournament to feature an expanded 48-team field although it remained that only the top eight teams were seeded. The final match was played on December 16, 2001 in Columbus, Ohio at Columbus Crew Stadium, as were the two semi-final matches on December 14. All first, second, third and forth round games were played at the home field of the higher seeded team.[1][2]

Seeded Teams[edit]

National Seeds
Seed School Record
#1 SMU 19–0–0
#2 Virginia 17–1–1
#3 Stanford 16–1–1
#4 Indiana 14–3–1
#5 Clemson 17–4–0
#6 Saint Louis 16–1–0
#7 North Carolina 16–4–0
#8 St. John's (NY) 14–2–3

Bracket[edit]

Regional 1[edit]

  First round Second round Regional Semifinals Regional Finals
                                     
       
  1 SMU 2  
      New Mexico 0  
  FIU 0
  New Mexico 1  
  1 SMU 1  
    UCLA 0  
  Loyola Marymount 2  
  UCLA 3  
    UCLA 4
      San Diego 0  
     
       
  1 SMU 0
  8 St. John's (NY) 2
       
       
    Penn State 1****
      South Florida 0  
  South Florida 2
  Akron 1  
    Penn State 1
  8 St. John's (NY) 2***  
  Massachusetts 1  
  Creighton 0  
    Massachusetts 0
    8 St. John's (NY) 1  
     

Regional 2[edit]

  First round Second round Regional Semifinals Regional Finals
                                     
       
  5 Clemson 1***  
      Kentucky 0  
  Kentucky 1
  Mercer 0  
  5 Clemson 3**  
    UAB 2  
  Furman 0  
  UAB 1*  
    UAB 3*
      South Carolina 2  
     
       
  5 Clemson 0
  4 Indiana 2
       
       
    Connecticut 1
      Rutgers 2***  
  Rutgers 1
  Harvard 0  
    Rutgers 0
  4 Indiana 3  
  Butler 1  
  Michigan State 2  
    Michigan State 0
    4 Indiana 1  
     

Regional 3[edit]

  First round Second round Regional Semifinals Regional Finals
                                     
       
  3 Stanford 3  
      Santa Clara 1  
  California 0
  Santa Clara 1***  
  3 Stanford 3  
    Portland 1  
  Gonzaga 0  
  Portland 1  
    Portland 1
      Washington 0  
     
       
  3 Stanford 1
  6 Saint Louis 0
       
       
    Loyola (MD) 1**
      Maryland 0  
  Maryland 1
  Notre Dame 0  
    Loyola (MD) 0
  6 Saint Louis 3  
  UMKC 2**  
  UW Milwaukee 1  
    UMKC 1
    6 Saint Louis 2  
     

Regional 4[edit]

  First round Second round Regional Semifinals Regional Finals
                                     
       
  7 North Carolina 3  
      Towson 0  
  James Madison 1
  Towson 4  
  7 North Carolina 1*  
    American 0  
  Ohio State 1  
  American 2  
    American 3
      Wake Forest 0  
     
       
  7 North Carolina 3***
    Fairleigh Dickinson 2
       
       
    Princeton 1
      Fairleigh Dickinson 2  
  Boston College 0
  Fairleigh Dickinson 1***  
    Fairleigh Dickinson 1
    Seton Hall 0  
  Coastal Carolina 1  
  Seton Hall 2  
    Seton Hall 1
    2 Virginia 0  
     

Final Four – Columbus Crew Stadium, Columbus, Ohio[edit]

National Semifinals
December 14
National Championship
December 16
      
8 St. John's (NY) 1
4 Indiana (2OT) 2
4 Indiana 0
7 North Carolina 2
3 Stanford 2
7 North Carolina (4OT) 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2001 Division I Men's Championship Bracket" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 41. Retrieved December 24, 2012.
  2. ^ http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/m_soccer_champs_records/2012/D1/champs.pdf