The NCAA Men’s Soccer Tournament for all three levels are winding down. Division I bracket is down to just 16 teams while Division II and III have progressed to the semifinals.
In Division II, Simon Fraser University is trying to become the first non-U.S. school to win an NCAA title. SFU were accepted as a NCAA Division II institution in August 2012. SFU are based in Burnaby, British Columbia and compete in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) with schools from Idaho, Montana, South Dakota and Washington.
The Simon Fraser roster features 20 Canadian-born players, six from Europe and one born in Columbia. Junior Glenn Paden is the single American player. Paden began his collegiate career at Division I Oregon State before transferring to SFU.
Southern New Hampshire are the top seed in Division II. The Penmen were the 1989 national champions and finished national runner-up in 2002.
- Georgetown (14-4-2) vs Michigan State (13-5-3), noon
- Virginia (15-5-5) vs Marquette (13-5-2), noon
- California (13-4-2) vs Coastal Carolina (19-4), 3:30 PM
- Maryland (14-3-5) vs UC-Irvine (15-4-3), 4 PM
- New Mexico (12-5-2) vs Penn State (13-5-2), 6 PM
- Notre Dame (13-1-6) vs Wake Forest (13-5-5), 6 PM
- UCLA (12-3-4) vs Connecticut (13-2-6), 7 PM
- Washington (15-1-4) vs Stanford (10-6-4), 7 PM
NCAA Division II Men’s Soccer semifinals at Evans, GA
- December 5: Southern New Hampshire (20-1-1) vs Rockhurst (17-3-3), 4 PM
- December 5: Simon Fraser (17-2-2) vs Carson-Newman (15-5-1), 7 PM
- December 7: Championship, 2 PM
NCAA Division III Men’s Soccer semifinals at San Antonio, TX