2016 NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Tournament

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2016 NCAA Women's Soccer Tournament
Women's College Cup (Semi-finals & Final)
CountryUnited States
DatesNovember 11–December 4, 2016
Teams64
ChampionsUSC (2nd title)
Runners-upWest Virginia
Semi-finalists
Matches played63
Goals scored151 (2.4 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Brooke Ramsier, Auburn
2015
2017
All statistics correct as of 11/2/2016.

The 2016 NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Tournament (also known as the 2016 Women's College Cup) was the 35th annual single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of NCAA Division I women's collegiate soccer. The semi-finals and championship game were played at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, California from December 2–4, 2016 while the preceding rounds were played at various sites across the country during November 2016.[1]

Qualification[edit]

All Division I women's soccer programs were eligible to qualify for the tournament. The tournament field remains fixed at 64 teams. 28 teams received automatic bids by winning their conference tournaments, 3 teams received automatic bids by claiming the conference regular season crown (Ivy League, Pac-12 Conference, and West Coast Conference don't hold conference tournaments) and an additional 33 teams earned at-large bids based on their regular season records.