NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Championship

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Women's Division I Soccer Championship
NCAA logo.svg
Founded 1982
Number of teams 64
Current champions FSU (1)
Most successful club(s)

North Carolina (21 and 3-times runner-up) Notre Dame (3 and 5-times runner-up)

Portland (2 and 1-time runner-up)
Television broadcasters ESPNU
Website NCAA.com
2014 NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Tournament

The NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Championship, sometimes known as the Women's College Cup, is an American college soccer tournament conducted by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), and determines the Division I women's national champion.

History[edit]

The NCAA began conducting a single division Women's Soccer Championship tournament in 1982 with a 12-team tournament. The tournament became the Division I Championship in 1986, when Division III was created for non-scholarship programs. Currently, the tournament field consists of 64 teams. The semifinals and final of the tournament, held at a single site every year, are collectively known as the Women's College Cup (analogous to the College Cup in men's soccer).

Historically, North Carolina has been the dominant school in Division I women's soccer. Known widely as one of the most successful collegiate programs in any NCAA sport, the Tar Heels have won 21 national championships of the 31 NCAA tournaments contested. Also, they have reached the College Cup 26 times. Head coach Anson Dorrance is considered one of the greatest women's soccer coaches in NCAA history, leading the Tar Heels since the inception of the program in 1979.

Only two other schools have multiple titles, Notre Dame (3 titles, 5-times runner-up and 12 College Cup appearances) and Portland (2 titles, 1-time runner-up and 8 College Cup appearances).

2014 Tournament[edit]

The 2014 Division I Women's Soccer Championship tournament began on November 14–16, 2014 with first round games. The four No. 1-seed teams are: Florida State, Stanford, Texas A&M and defending champions UCLA. The semifinals and College Cup were held on December 5 and 7, 2014 at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Florida,

Semifinals College Cup
           
2 Virginia 3
1 Texas A&M 1
2 Virginia 0
1 Florida State 1
1 Florida State 2
1 Stanford 0

Champions[edit]

NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Championship
Year Site
(Host)
Stadium Team Championship Third Place Final / Semifinalists Attendance
Champion Score Runner-up Champion Score Runner-up
1982
Details
Orlando, FL
(Central Florida)
University of Central Florida North Carolina 1–0 Central Florida Connecticut 2–1 UMSL 1,000
1983
Details
North Carolina (2) 4–0 George Mason Massachusetts 1–0 Connecticut 700
1984
Details
Chapel Hill, NC
(North Carolina)
Fetzer Field North Carolina (3) 2–0 Connecticut Massachusetts 4–1 California 3,500
1985
Details
Fairfax, VA
(George Mason)
George Mason Stadium George Mason 2–0 North Carolina Colorado College, Massachusetts 4,500
1986
Details
North Carolina (4) 2–0 Colorado College George Mason, Massachusetts 1,000
1987
Details
Amherst, MA
(Massachusetts)
Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium North Carolina (5) 1–0 Massachusetts California, Central Florida 3,651
1988
Details
Chapel Hill, NC
(North Carolina)
Fetzer Field North Carolina (6) 4–1 NC State California, Wisconsin 3,500
1989
Details
Raleigh, NC
(NC State)
Method Road Soccer Stadium North Carolina (7) 2–0 Colorado College NC State, Santa Clara 1,625
1990
Details
Chapel Hill, NC
(North Carolina)
Fetzer Field North Carolina (8) 6–0 Connecticut Colorado College, Santa Clara 3,200
1991
Details
North Carolina (9) 3–1 Wisconsin Colorado College, Virginia 3,800
1992
Details
North Carolina (10) 9–1 Duke Hartford, Santa Clara 3,573
1993
Details
North Carolina (11) 6–0 George Mason Massachusetts, Stanford 5,721
1994
Details
Portland, OR
(Portland)
Merlo Field North Carolina (12) 5–0 Notre Dame Connecticut, Portland 5,000
1995
Details
Chapel Hill, NC
(North Carolina)
Fetzer Field Notre Dame 1–0
(3OT)
Portland North Carolina, SMU 6,926
1996
Details
Santa Clara, CA
(Santa Clara)
Buck Shaw Stadium North Carolina (13) 1–0
(2OT)
Notre Dame Portland, Santa Clara 8,800
1997
Details
Greensboro, NC
(UNC Greensboro)
UNCG Soccer Stadium North Carolina (14) 2–0 Connecticut Notre Dame, Santa Clara 3,200
1998
Details
Florida 1–0 North Carolina Portland, Santa Clara 10,583
1999
Details
San Jose, CA
(San Jose State)
Spartan Stadium North Carolina (15) 2–0 Notre Dame Penn State, Santa Clara 14,410
2000
Details
North Carolina (16) 2–1 UCLA Notre Dame, Portland 9,566
2001
Details
University Park, TX
(SMU)
Gerald J. Ford Stadium Santa Clara 1–0 North Carolina Florida, Portland 7,090
2002
Details
Austin, TX
(Texas)
Mike A. Myers Stadium Portland 2–1
(OT)
Santa Clara North Carolina, Penn State 10,027
2003
Details
Cary, NC SAS Soccer Park North Carolina (17) 6–0 Connnecticut Florida State, UCLA 10,042
2004
Details
Notre Dame (2) 1–1
(4–3 pen)
UCLA Princeton, Santa Clara 7,644
2005
Details
College Station, TX
(Texas A&M)
Aggie Soccer Stadium Portland (2) 4–0 UCLA Florida State, Penn State 6,578
2006
Details
Cary, NC SAS Soccer Park North Carolina (18) 2–1 Notre Dame Florida State, UCLA 8,349
2007
Details
College Station, TX
(Texas A&M)
Aggie Soccer Stadium USC 2–0 Florida State Notre Dame, UCLA 8,255
2008
Details
Cary, NC WakeMed Soccer Park North Carolina (19) 2–1 Notre Dame Stanford, UCLA 9,055
2009
Details
College Station, TX
(Texas A&M)
Aggie Soccer Stadium North Carolina (20) 1–0 Stanford Notre Dame, UCLA 8,536
2010
Details
Cary, NC WakeMed Soccer Park Notre Dame (3) 1–0 Stanford Boston College, Ohio State 7,833
2011
Details
Kennesaw, GA
(Kennesaw State)
Kennesaw State University Soccer Stadium Stanford 1–0 Duke Florida State, Wake Forest 9,241
2012
Details
San Diego, CA
(San Diego)
Torero Stadium North Carolina (21) 4–1 Penn State Florida State, Stanford 7,289
2013
Details
Cary, NC WakeMed Soccer Park UCLA 1–0
(OT)
Florida State Virginia, Virginia Tech 8,806*
2014
Details
Boca Raton, FL
(Florida Atlantic)
FAU Stadium Florida State 1–0 Virginia Stanford, Texas A&M 4,137
2015
Details
Cary, NC WakeMed Soccer Park
2016
Details
Orlando, FL Orlando City SC Stadium
2017
Details
  • The reported attendance for 2013 is the number of tickets sold for the match. Actual game attendance was less than 3000, probably related to extremely unfavorable weather conditions.

College Cup Appearances[edit]

  • Through 2014
  • Years in bold = won national championship
No. School College Cup Years NCAA Appearances Championships
26 North Carolina 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2012 32 21
12 Notre Dame 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 20 3
10 Santa Clara 1989, 1990, 1992, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2004 22 1
9 UCLA 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2013 17 1
8 Florida State 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 16 1
8 Portland 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005 19 2
7 Connecticut 1982, 1983, 1984, 1990, 1994, 1997, 2003 29 0
7 Stanford 1993, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014 23 1
6 Massachusetts 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1993 15 0
5 Colorado College 1985, 1986, 1989, 1990, 1991 9 0
4 George Mason 1983, 1985, 1986, 1993 11 1
4 Penn State 1999, 2002, 2005, 2012 19 0
3 California 1984, 1987, 1988 20 0
3 Virginia 1991, 2013, 2014 25 0
2 Duke 1992, 2011 18 0
2 Florida 1998, 2001 16 1
2 NC State 1988, 1989 11 0
2 UCF 1982, 1987 17 0
2 Wisconsin 1988, 1991 17 0
1 Boston College 2010 15 0
1 Hartford 1992 13 0
1 Ohio State 2010 7 0
1 Princeton 2004 9 0
1 SMU 1995 12 0
1 Texas A&M 2014 20 0
1 UMSL 1982 2 0
1 USC 2007 13 1
1 Virginia Tech 2013 8 0
1 Wake Forest 2011 16 0

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