Shipp may be the favorite to win, which would cap off his unbelievable “ChampionShipp” year with one last accomplishment.

Second Round:   Winner at #13 Portland (West Coast Conference #2) Thilo Korperich provided the game-winner for Fort Wayne when he found the back of the net at close range with an assist from Keelan Barker in the 99th minute of play.   He was named associate head coach in 2011.

Under the direction of head coach Bryan Cunningham UCF is a program on the rise as reflected in the fact that the Knights earned at-large invites to the NCAA tourney in both 2010 and 2011 and advanced to the second round of play. Chris Teale is a contributing writer for College Soccer News. Big Ten Conference perennial power Penn State clinched the regular season title for the 16th time in program history and the third time in the last four years.

Shipp may be the favorite to win, which would cap off his unbelievable “ChampionShipp” year with one last accomplishment.

If the defense led by backs Chris Harms and Colin Mitchell can hold their own against top notch competition the Beavers are very capable of putting a lot of wins on the board. NCAA Championships: 0   Michigan topped Central Florida at home then South Carolina and Maryland on the road in the NCAA Tournament play before losing to Akron 2-1 in a closely contested match in the semifinals of the College Cup. Porter goes with Besler, a hard working, simplistic defensive midfielder who could be a solid MLS player in his rookie season. UCSB has big ticket wins this year over Stanford and UCLA and a tie with highly regarded Denver so they clearly are capable of pulling off the upset.

  The Hoosiers traveled to North Carolina to face Wake Forest and North Carolina. San Jose grabs one of the most MLS ready prospects in the draft pool, Fatai Alashe. The first major surprise of the draft goes with pick #7, a versatile midfielder who has also played in the back-line. I’m desperately sorry how it ended here, but so much to be proud of.”    It’s a tale of history vs. the new kid on the block.

  He stated, “It will take some time for these guys to sit back and reflect on what they’ve done.” Morrow added, “They’ve accomplished great things this year and left a legacy of excellence and commitment that is second to none.   Another solid season in CAA play and a return trip to the NCAA Tourney field will clarify that the 2012 season was not a fluke.  Logan Keys had seven saves in goal for LIU Brooklyn.

 Sounders has played a role in attracting talented and team oriented players to Albuquerque and in further enhancing their talent once they are there. Palazzolo netting the game winning goal out of a free kick with just minutes left in regulation.  This game could really go either way.  He can be reached at .   The game took a turn against Cal State Fullerton when they were booked for a handball in the box in the 89th minute of play.

Maryland had a 24 to 7 advantage in shots. Question – Which defense will prevail and provide the winner the opportunity to travel cross country for a date with UC Santa Barbara at Harder Stadium.    Both teams host their final matches on Thursday night with the Aggies welcoming Georgia and the Gators facing Vanderbilt.  The Spartans are also 3-2-2 in Big Ten play.

  Get these interviews “on the go” by subscribing to the podcast. That set the stage for Fordham’s Jannik Loebe to knot the score out of a free kick that was awarded when his brother junior forward Janos was fouled to give the Rams new life.    The freshman GA is a bit raw, but with a few years of additional development he can be very successful in Orlando.   Clemson (ACC #5)   Plus, Michigan is hungry to avenge last year’s regular season tie versus PSU and a 1-1 tie in the third round of the NCAA Tournament, which ended the Wolverines’ season as the Lions advanced on penalty kicks.

 Both teams are fired up about being in the tourney. Get these interviews “on the go” by subscribing to the podcast.   The Friars earned the program’s first NCAA Tourney berth since the 1983 season and then defeated Hofstra 1-0 in the NCAA Tourney to capture their first ever win in NCAA Tournament play. They were subsequently awarded the number eleven seed in the NCAA Tourney and topped UCLA 1-0 to advance to the Sweet Sixteen for the first time in the Division I history of the program. Stanford helped themselves with the big win over California on the final day.

 Akron along with Indiana, Maryland, UCLA and Virginia are the only five teams to have earned a berth in the NCAA Tournament for the past nine seasons. Notre Dame’s run will continue too, as I think they will beat Georgetown in what is likely to be a close encounter. Akron –   Many teams talk about winning a national championship but only a select few actually do what it takes mentally and physically to secure a national championship. The very best assistant coaches understand their role and align their efforts with the direction set by the head coach.

Shipp may be the favorite to win, which would cap off his unbelievable “ChampionShipp” year with one last accomplishment.

    We discovered team stats on Virginia’s men soccer web site but the 1991 championship year was not available. Look for All-American forward Jon Gallagher (14g, 7a) and teammate Jeffrey Farina to power the Irish attack and for the experience sophomore midfielders Tommy McCabe and Jack Casey gained last year to serve them and the Irish well.     One of these includes Canadian U-20 center back Skylar Thomas (2g, 1a) who latest football scores italy will be the holding piece in the middle of the defense.

  The 49ers subsequently received an at-large berth into the NCAA Tournament and were scheduled to host Furman in first round action with the winner slated to travel to Birmingham to take on UAB.  At 4-0-0, Kansas is off to the program’s best start since 2009.   With sixteen seconds remaining in regulation, Saint Louis senior forward Anthony Brown tied the match at 1-1 by flicking a ball into the net that  freshman Chase Niece served in from beyond midfield.   Look for this contest to be decided by a single goal if both teams play to their potential.  This is a team that entered the season with more than the average number of key gaps to fill.

Shipp may be the favorite to win, which would cap off his unbelievable “ChampionShipp” year with one last accomplishment.

Northwestern      The good news is that the Gauchos appear to be playing with a higher level of confidence and intensity which could bode well for them in the Big West Tournament and beyond.  What made this task even more  daunting was the fact that UCONN had arguably the best forward in the country in  Cyle Larin, the number one pick in this year’s MLS Superdraft.   Regardless, their 17-4-1 overall record in 2017 was the most wins in program history topping the previous record of twelve wins.  Today is a good example, we didn’t get it just right and Akron was good enough to make you pay for it with a terrific goal on their end.

  The Huskies have advanced to the Elite Eight in the NCAA Tournament for the last three years in a row.


p>   He continued to impress in 2012 and was a College Soccer News Third Team All-America selection and a Soccer America MVP First Team selection.   Grant Van De Casteele : The Irish center back had two standout performances leading a Notre Dame defense which only let allowed one goal in the two games.  Seeing fourteen of the sixteen second round games decided by one goal or less really speaks to how hard it is to advance.

Drake 2 – Kentucky 1 – Drake got on the board in the 19th minute of the match when Alec Bartlett scored out of a corner kick with an assist from James Wypch.   The dynamic keeper dislocated his shoulder in a tough 4-2 battle against Big East rival, DePaul.   In fact the 2011 campaign was the first year in which FGCU was eligible for postseason play.

  The Falcons have been productive so far on both sides of the ball outscoring their opponents 11 to 2. Stanford is playing as well as anyone in the country right now and as the number five seed they will have the advantage of advancing as far as at least the Elite Eight without leaving home.       The upcoming 2012 campaign should provide the 5’6” striker with plenty of playing time, as there isn’t a clear-cut favorite forward player.   The Hokies finished the 2007 campaign with a 14-4-5 overall record and advanced to the College Cup for the first time in the history of the program.   The Purple Aces had seven more wins in 2006 than in 2005 when they were 2-14-1 overall and 0-7-0 in MVC action. In others, the postseason berth goes to the regular-season champions.

However, Wiese felt that there was plenty of room for improvement for his side, especially when it comes to the attacking half of the field.   Ramalho netted his second goal of the evening early in the second half and in the 50th minute Austin Warren converted a header after receiving a cross from Samuel Sevigny to up the ETSU lead to 3-1.   No doubt about a berth in the NCAA Tourney in 2017 . UCLA defeated San Diego 2-1 in overtime, California 3-2, and advanced past North Carolina in penalty kicks after the game was tied at 3-3 at the end of regulation and overtime. La Salle is in the driver’s seat of the Atlantic 10 Conference race with a 6-0-0 league mark heading into the final weekend of action. UW turned in a disheartening 10-7-2 record last year and exited the Big Ten Tournament following a first-round loss to Penn State, which ended the team’s season.

Akron won both the MAC regular season and tournament titles. Meanwhile Stanford’s strength flourished during 3 championship runs. Which coach stands out for leading his team to an NCAA Tourney berth in 2013? The Orange were 14-6-1 overall in 2012 and earned an at-large berth in the NCAA Tourney field for just the second time in the history of the program.

  Whether or not they can sustain it is up for debate. The Nigerian powerhouse is one of the country’s top college players going into the 2018 college soccer season.  ETSU is known for playing up to the level of their opponents. State has a 2-0 win over Liberty, a 2-1 win over Mercer, a 6-0 win over Delaware, and a 2-1 win over Santa Clara.

  Stanford (1-1-1) is clearly a team on the rise but they need to put a few more wins on the board before I jump on their bandwagon.      West Virginia surprised everyone by posting a 15-3-3 overall record and securing their first-ever Big East regular season championship.  Tulsa 3 – FIU 2 (ot) – Miguel Velasquez scored the game-winning goal in the 95th minute of play to propel Tulsa past FIU. NC State 2 – Campbell 0  – The Wolfpack took advantage of two restarts to secure the win.

Where – Jerry Yeagley Field at Bill Armstrong Stadium – Bloomington, Indiana   Redshirt senior goalkeeper Logan Keys returns to anchor the defense.  2. Marcelo Acuna scored in the 31st and 78th minute for Houston Baptist to knot it at 2-2.   Shipp may be the favorite to win, which would cap off his unbelievable “ChampionShipp” year with one last accomplishment. Prognosis – This looks to be an up and down game.

North Carolina State head coach Kelly Findley after the Wolfpack topped Liberty 2-0 to improve to 3-0-0. – “We’re having quality possessions that don’t allow our opponents many opportunities.    They did just that and the rest is now history as they say.     The team goal was to reach the Final Four.

Akron is clearly well versed in the process of losing key players early to enter the professional ranks which is a plus on one hand but it can present a challenge as far as team chemistry is concerned. Denver returns nine starters from a team that won a total of fifteen contests last year.   Defensive midfielder Jossimer Sanchez will be the tough presence they need in the center of the park.