NAIA Men's Soccer Championship

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NAIA Men's Soccer Championship
NAIA logo.png
Sport Soccer
Founded 1959
Country  United States
Most recent
champion(s)
University of Rio Grande (OH) (2)
Official website NAIA.com

The NAIA Men's Soccer Championship is the annual tournament to determine the national champions of NAIA men's collegiate soccer in the United States and Canada. It has been held annually since 1959.[1]

The most successful program are Quincy (IL), with 11 NAIA national titles.

The current champions are University of Rio Grande (OH), who won their first men's national title in 2003.

Results[edit]

NAIA Men's Soccer Championship
Year Finals Site Final Match
Champion Score Runner-up
1959
Details
Slippery Rock, PA Pratt Institute (NY) 4−3
(2OT)
Elizabethtown
1960
Details
Elizabethtown
Newark Engineering
2−2
(4OT)
1961
Details
Lock Haven, PA Howard 3−2 Newark Engineering
1962
Details
Richmond, IN East Stroudsburg State 4−0 Pratt Institute
1963
Details
Frostburg, MD Earlham
Castleton State
Cancelled
1964
Details
Upper Montclair, NJ Trenton State 3−0 Lincoln (PA)
1965
Details
Kansas City, MO Trenton State (2) 6−2 Earlham
1966
Details
Belmont, NC Quincy 6−1 Trenton State
1967
Details
Quincy, IL Quincy (2) 3−1 Rockhurst
1968
Details
Davis & Elkins 2−1
(5OT)
Quincy
1969
Details
Richmond, IN Eastern Illinois 1−0
(2OT)
Davis & Elkins
1970
Details
Dunn, NC Davis & Elkins (2) 2−0 Quincy
1971
Details
Quincy (3) 1−0 Davis & Elkins
1972
Details
Westmont 2−1
(OT)
Vacant
1973
Details
Florissant, MO Quincy (4) 3−0 Rockhurst
1974
Details
Quincy (5) 6−0 Davis & Elkins
1975
Details
Raleigh, NC Quincy (6) 1−0 Simon Fraser
1976
Details
Pasadena, CA Simon Fraser 1−0 Rockhurst
1977
Details
Huntsville, AL Quincy (7) 3−0 Keene State
1978
Details
Quincy (8) 2−0 Alabama−Huntsville
1979
Details
Springfield, IL Quincy (9) 1−0 Rockhurst
1980
Details
Quincy (10) 1−0
(OT)
Simon Fraser
1981
Details
Quincy (11) 4−1 Alderson−Broaddus
1982
Details
Wichita Falls, TX Simon Fraser 4−0 Midwestern State
1983
Details
Simon Fraser 1−0 Midwestern State
1984
Details
Fresno, CA West Virginia Wesleyan 3−2
(2OT)
Fresno Pacific
1985
Details
Spartanburg, SC West Virginia Wesleyan 4−3
(4OT)
Fresno Pacific
1986
Details
Wichita Falls, TX Sangamon State 1−0 Simon Fraser
1987
Details
Boca Raton 1−0
(OT)
Simon Fraser
1988
Details
Fort Lauderdale, FL Sangamon State 3−1 Alderson−Broaddus
1989
Details
Las Cruces, NM West Virginia Wesleyan 1−0 Boca Raton
1990
Details
Boca Raton, FL West Virginia Wesleyan 3−1 Boca Raton
1991
Details
Lynn 2−1
(2OT−SD)
Midwestern State
1992
Details
San Antonio, TX Belhaven 2−1 Lynn
1993
Details
Sangamon State 4−3
(OT−SD)
Lynn
1994
Details
Mobile, AL West Virginia Wesleyan 4−2 Mobile
1995
Details
Lindsey Wilson 2−1 Midwestern State
1996
Details
Birmingham, AL Lindsey Wilson 5−0 Birmingham−Southern
1997
Details
Seattle 2−1
(OT)
Rockhurst
1998
Details
Lindsey Wilson 2−1 Illinois−Springfield
1999
Details
Albuquerque, NM Lindsey Wilson 2−1 Mobile
2000
Details
Lindsey Wilson 2−1
(OT)
Auburn−Montgomery
2001
Details
Bowling Green, KY Lindsey Wilson 4−0 Auburn−Montgomery
2002
Details
Westminster (UT) 2−1 Mobile
2003
Details
Olathe, KS Rio Grande (OH) 1−0 Fresno Pacific
2004
Details
Lindenwoood 1−0 Auburn−Montgomery
2005
Details
Daytona Beach, FL Lindsey Wilson 4−1 Azusa Pacific
2006
Details
Graceland 0−0
(2OT, 7–6 pen)
Azusa Pacific
2007
Details
Olathe, KS Azusa Pacific 2−0 Concordia (CA)
2008
Details
Fresno, CA Bethel (TN) 2−1
(OT)
Rio Grande (OH)
2009
Details
Lindsey Wilson 1−0 The Master's (CA)
2010
Details
Orange Beach, AL Hastings 5−3 Notre Dame (OH)
2011
Details
Lindsey Wilson 3−2 Hastings
2012
Details
Montgomery, AL Belhaven 2−0 Mobile
2013
Details
Martin Methodist 2−1
(OT)
Auburn−Montgomery
2014
Details
Delray Beach, FL Davenport (MI) 2−1
(OT)
Texas−Brownsville
2015
Details
Rio Grande (OH) 1−0
(OT)
MidAmerica Nazarene
  • Co-champions are shown in italics
    • 1963 championship game cancelled due to snow; teams declared co-champions
  • Davis & Elkins vacated second place in 1972 due to an ineligible player
  • Park vacated second place due to an ineligible player

Cumulative results[edit]

Team Championships Runners-up
Quincy 11 (1966, 1967 ,1971, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981) 2 (1968, 1970)
Lindsey Wilson 9 (1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2009, 2011) 0
West Virginia Wesleyan 5 (1984, 1985, 1989, 1990, 1994) 0
Simon Fraser 3 (1976, 1982, 1983) 4 (1975, 1980, 1986, 1987)
Illinois−Springfield (Sangamon State) 3 (1986, 1988, 1993) 1 (1998)
Lynn (Boca Raton) 2 (1987, 1991) 4 (1989, 1990, 1992, 1993)
Davis & Elkins 2 (1968, 1970) 3 (1969, 1971, 1974)
Rio Grande (OH) 2 (2003, 2015) 1 (2008)
TCNJ (Trenton State) 2 (1964, 1965) 1 (1966)
Belhaven 2 (1992, 2012) 0
Hastings 1 (2010) 1 (2011)
Earlham 1 (1963*) 1 (1965)
NJIT (Newark Engineering) 1 (1960*) 1 (1961)
Elizabethtown 1 (1960*) 1 (1959)
Pratt 1 (1959) 1 (1962)
Davenport (MI) 1 (2014) 0
Martin Methodist 1 (2013) 0
Bethel 1 (2008) 0
Azusa Pacific 1 (2007) 0
Graceland (IA) 1 (2006) 0
Lindenwood 1 (2004) 0
Westminster 1 (2002) 0
Seattle 1 (1997) 0
Westmont 1 (1972) 0
Eastern Illinois 1 (1969) 0
Castleton (Castleton State) 1 (1963*) 0
East Stroudsburg 1 (1962) 0
Howard 1 (1961) 0

Players[edit]

The following players have gone on to play at a professional level after playing in the NAIA competition.

Athlete NAIA School MLS/MISL/USL Team
Adauto Neto Mobile (Ala.) Cleveland Force
Addae Rique Missouri Baptist St. Louis Steamers
Andrew Corazza Simon Fraser (B.C.) Vancouver Whitecaps
Ben Meek Westmont (Calif.) Charlotte Eagles
Brady Bryant Mobile (Ala.) Wilmington Hammerheads
Casey Barton Tabor (Kan.) Kansas City Comets
Chris Lemons Oklahoma Christian Charlotte Eagles
Craig Scheer Illinois-Springfield Kansas City Comets
Daniel Clitnovici University of Mary (ND.) Universitatea Craiova (Romania)
Danny Harvey Bryan (Tenn.) Charlotte Eagles
Declan Jogi King (Tenn.) Charlotte Eagles
Derek Smith Union (Ky.) Cincinnati Kings
Diego Gutierrez Rockhurst (Mo.) Kansas City Wizards
Dino Delevski Oklahoma City Kansas City Comets
Gannon Webb William Carey (Miss.) Wilmington Hammerheads
Greg Robertson Spring Arbor College (Mich.) Ft. Lauderdale Strikers
Jacob Ward Azusa Pacific University (Calif.) San Diego Sockers
James Gledhill Mobile (Ala.) Wilmington Hammerheads
Joe Barton Point Loma Nazarene (Calif.) Atlanta Silverbacks
Joey Gjertsen Evergreen State (Wash.) Vancouver Whitecaps
Johnny Menyongar Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) Minnesota Thunder
Juan Pablo Irrera Columbia (Mo.) Puerto Rico Islanders
Kevin McCloskey Rio Grande (Ohio) Cincinnati Kings
Kevin Sloan Catawba (N.C.) Philadelphia Kixx
Lindsay Kennedy Harris-Stowe State (Mo.) St. Louis Steamers
Lee Rogers Spring Arbor College (Mich.) Milwaukee Wave
Mesac Celeste Lee (Tenn.) Cincinnati Kings
Milton Blanco Fresno Pacific (Calif.) C.D. Chivas
Nate Houser Baker (Kan.) Baltimore Blast
Orlando Ramírez Fresno Pacific (Calif.) San Jose Earthquakes
Pablo Campos Fresno Pacific (Calif.) Real Salt Lake
Paul Kato Spring Arbor College (Mich.) Kalamazoo Kangaroos
Patrick Daka Western Baptist (Ore.) Charlotte Eagles
Paul Rayment Alderson Broaddus Toronto Blizzard
Shawn Peterson Fresno Pacific (CA) Charlotte Eagles/

Birmingham Grasshoppers

Stephen Murray Lambuth (Tenn.) Wilmington Hammerheads
Steve Kindel Simon Fraser (B.C.) Vancouver Whitecaps
Tafaria Fray St. Gregory's (Okla.) Charlotte Eagles
Tyrone Marshall Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) LA Galaxy
Erik Lefebvre Houghton College (NY.) Charlotte Eagles
Josiah Snelgrove Houghton College (NY.) Rochester Lancers
Daniel Karamoy Sterling College (Kan.) Persebaya Surabaya (Indonesia)
Steven Lenhart Azusa Pacific (CA.) San Jose Earthquakes

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NAIA Men's Soccer Championship Results" (PDF). NAIA. NAIA Honors.com. Retrieved January 22, 2016. 

External links[edit]