NCAA Division II Men's Soccer Championship

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Men's Division II Soccer Championship
Founded1972
Number of teams35
Current championsLynn (2 titles)
Most successful club(s)Southern Connecticut State (6 titles)
Website[1]
 
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Men's Division II Soccer Championship
Founded1972
Number of teams35
Current championsLynn (2 titles)
Most successful club(s)Southern Connecticut State (6 titles)
Website[1]

The NCAA Division II Men's Soccer Championship has been played since 1972. Prior to 1972, all teams competed in a single class.

The 2012 tournament was a 35-team, single-elimination tournament.

The Division II tournament is structured around the eight NCAA regions (Atlantic, Central, East, Midwest, South, South Central, Southeast, and West). Four teams from each region are selected with no automatic qualifiers given. The selection criteria used is similar to that used in Division I, although one difference is that the RPI is replaced with the Quality of Winning Percentage Index, a more subjective measure.

The first two rounds are played on campus sites with the highest seed usually hosting the four-team regional. The winners of each region meet in the third round and/or quarterfinals, with the host being determined by specific criteria or, failing that, geographical rotation. The final two rounds are played at a predetermined site. The 2012 semifinals and final for both the men's and women's Division II tournaments were held at Blanchard Woods Park in Evans, Georgia and hosted by the Peach Belt Conference.[1]

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Champions[edit]

Reference = [2]

YearWinnerScoreRunner-up
1972SIU Edwardsville1–0Oneonta State
1973Missouri–St. Louis3–0Cal State Fullerton
1974Adelphi3–2Seattle Pacific
1975Baltimore3–1Seattle Pacific
1976Loyola (MD)2–0New Haven
1977Alabama A&M2–1Seattle Pacific
1978Seattle Pacific1–0 (3OT)Alabama A&M
1979Alabama A&M2–0Eastern Illinois
1980Lock Haven1–0 (OT)FIU
1981Tampa1–0 (OT)Cal State Los Angeles
1982FIU2–1Southern Connecticut State
1983Seattle Pacific1–0Tampa
1984FIU1–0 (OT)Seattle Pacific
1985Seattle Pacific3–2FIU
1986Seattle Pacific4–1Oakland
1987Southern Connecticut State2–0Cal State Northridge
1988Florida Tech3–2Cal State Northridge
1989Southern New Hampshire3–1UNC Greensboro
1990Southern Connecticut State0–0 (4OT, PK)Seattle Pacific
1991Florida Tech5–1Sonoma State
1992Southern Connecticut State1–0Tampa
1993Seattle Pacific1–0Southern Connecticut State
1994Tampa3–0 (2OT)Oakland
1995Southern Connecticut State2–0SC-Spartanburg
1996Grand Canyon3–1Oakland
1997Cal State Bakersfield1–0Lynn
1998Southern Connecticut State1–0SC-Spartanburg
1999Southern Connecticut State2–1 (2OT)Fort Lewis
2000Cal State Dominguez Hills2–1 (4OT)Barry
2001Tampa2–1Cal State Dominguez Hills
2002Sonoma State4–3Southern New Hampshire
2003Lynn2–1Cal State Chico
2004Seattle2–1SIU Edwardsville
2005Fort Lewis3–1Franklin Pierce
2006Dowling1–0Fort Lewis
2007Franklin Pierce1–0Lincoln Memorial
2008Cal State Dominguez Hills3–0Dowling
2009Fort Lewis1–0Lees-McRae
2010Northern Kentucky3–2Rollins
2011 See NoteFort Lewis3–2Lynn
2012Lynn3–2Saginaw Valley State


Note = Simon Fraser was ranked #1 on the NSCAA Coaches' Poll at the end of the regular season, but was not eligible for Divisional Championship due to its provisional member status.

Schools ranked by titles[edit]

RankSchool#
1Southern Connecticut State6
2Seattle Pacific5
3Fort Lewis3
Tampa3
5Lynn2
Alabama A&M2
Cal State Dominguez Hills2
Florida International2
Florida Tech2

Schools ranked by number of appearances[edit]

RankSchoolAppearances
1Seattle Pacific University31
2Southern Connecticut State University30
3University of Tampa23
4East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania19
5Franklin Pierce University18
Southern New Hampshire University18
7University of Missouri-St. Louis17
8Oakland University14
9Rollins College13
10Lynn University12
Mercyhurst University12
California State University, Dominguez Hills12
Dowling College12

Former Division II Champions now in Division I[edit]

Source=[3]

SchoolChampionshipYear movedCurrent Conference
SIU Edwardsville19721973, 2008[a 1]Missouri Valley Conference
Adelphi[a 2][4]19741976Independent
Loyola (Maryland)1976between 1979 & 1985Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference[a 3]
Florida International1982, 1984between 1986 & 1991Conference USA[a 4]
Grand Canyon19962013Western Athletic Conference[a 5]
CSU Bakersfield19972006Western Athletic Conference[a 5]
Seattle20042008Western Athletic Conference[a 5]
Northern Kentucky20102012Atlantic Sun Conference
  1. ^ SIUE returned to Division II from 1996 through 2007.
  2. ^ Adelphi will return to Division II in the Fall of 2013.
  3. ^ Loyola will join the Patriot League in July 2013.
  4. ^ FIU, already a C-USA member in men's soccer, will join for all sports in July 2013.
  5. ^ a b c The WAC will be adding men's soccer as a sponsored sport in fall 2013. Cal State Bakersfield, which moved to Division I in 2006, and Grand Canyon, which will make the same move in 2013, are joining the WAC, in which Seattle is already a full member.

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