2002 NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Tournament

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2002 NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Tournament
Men's College Cup (semifinals & final)
Country United States
Teams48
ChampionsUCLA (4th title)
Runners-upStanford (2nd title game)
Matches played47
Goals scored125 (2.66 per match)
Attendance62,280 (1,325 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Matt Taylor, UCLA (5)
Best playerAaron Lopez, UCLA (MOP offense)
Zach Wells, UCLA (MOP defense)
2001
2003

The 2002 NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Tournament was the 43rd organized men's college soccer tournament by the National Collegiate Athletic Association, to determine the top college soccer team in the United States. The UCLA Bruins won their fourth national title by defeating the Stanford Cardinal in the championship game, 1–0. The final match was played on December 15, 2002 in University Park, Texas at Gerald J. Ford Stadium on the campus of Southern Methodist University, as were the two semi-finals on December 13. All earlier-round games were played at the home field of the higher seeded team.[1][2]

Seeded Teams[edit]

National Seeds
Seed School Record
#1 Wake Forest 14–1–4
#2 Maryland 17–4
#3 UCLA 13–3–3
#4 St. John's (NY) 12–2–5
#5 Boston College 16–4
#6 Virginia 15–6
#7 Connecticut 15–5
#8 VCU 15–4–1

Bracket[edit]

Regional 1[edit]

  First round Second round Regional Semifinals Regional Finals
                                     
       
  1 Wake Forest 1  
      Old Dominion 0  
  Old Dominion 3
  Richmond 0  
  1 Wake Forest 1  
    Clemson (OT) 2  
  South Carolina 1  
  Coastal Carolina (2OT) 2  
    Coastal Carolina 1
      Clemson (pen.) 1  
     
       
    Clemson 0
    Stanford 2
       
       
    Stanford (pen.) 0
      Portland 0  
  Portland 2
  Oregon State 0  
    Stanford (2OT) 2
    Furman 1  
  Furman 2  
  Loyola (MD) 0  
    Furman (pen.) 0
    8 VCU 0  
     

Regional 2[edit]

  First round Second round Regional Semifinals Regional Finals
                                     
       
  5 Boston College 2  
      Northeastern 1  
  Lehigh 1
  Northeastern (pen.) 1  
  5 Boston College (pen.) 4  
    SMU 4  
  FIU 2  
  UCF 1  
    FIU 1
      SMU 3  
     
       
  5 Boston College 2
    Creighton 6
       
       
    Creighton 3
      Milwaukee 2  
  UW Milwaukee 2
  Oakland 1  
    Creighton (OT) 1
  4 St. John's (NY) 0  
  Holy Cross 1  
  Fairleigh Dickinson (pen.) 1  
    Fairleigh Dickinson 1
    4 St. John's (NY) (2OT) 2  
     

Regional 3[edit]

  First round Second round Regional Semifinals Regional Finals
                                     
       
  3 UCLA 4  
      Loyola Marymount 2  
  Loyola Marymount 1
  Cal State Northridge 0  
  3 UCLA 3  
    California 2  
  UC Santa Barbara 2  
  San Diego 0  
    UC Santa Barbara 1
      California 2  
     
       
  3 UCLA 7
    Penn State 1
       
       
    Penn State (2OT) 1
      North Carolina 0  
  North Carolina 6
  Winthrop 0  
    Penn State (OT) 1
    William & Mary 0  
  William & Mary 2  
  Duke 1  
    William & Mary (pen.) 1
    6 Virginia 1  
     

Regional 4[edit]

  First round Second round Regional Semifinals Regional Finals
                                     
       
  7 Connecticut 4  
      Penn 0  
  Penn (OT) 1
  Seton Hall 0  
  7 Connecticut 1  
    Indiana 0  
  Notre Dame 3  
  Akron 1  
    Notre Dame 0
      Indiana 1  
     
       
  7 Connecticut 0
  2 Maryland 3
       
       
    Saint Louis 1
      New Mexico 0  
  Bradley 1
  New Mexico 2  
    Saint Louis 0
  2 Maryland (OT) 1  
  American 1  
  George Washington 0  
    American 0
    2 Maryland 1  
     

Final Four – Gerald J. Ford Stadium, University Park, Texas[edit]

National Semifinals
December 13
National Championship
December 15
      
Stanford (2OT) 1
Creighton 0
Stanford 0
3 UCLA 1
3 UCLA 1
2 Maryland 0


References[edit]

  1. ^ "2002 Division I Men's Championship Bracket" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 42. Retrieved December 24, 2012.
  2. ^ http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/m_soccer_champs_records/2012/D1/champs.pdf