The Skinny – Two maybe three invites.   Key wins to date include South Carolina, Duke and Brown. Number three seeded Georgetown improves to 16-2-2 and advances to the Round of Sixteen where they will host Boston College. Delhomme is a well rounded midfielder who is strong both on offense and defense, reads the game well, and can spray passes across the length of the pitch.   Sometimes there are risks that go with that.

  They won their first Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championship to earn their first ever berth into the NCAA Tournament. The Irish did continue to grow led on the offensive side of the ball by senior forward Harrison Shipp (12g, 10a) and sophomore midfielder Patrick Hodan (11g, 5a) and on the defensive side of the ball by senior midfielder Nick Besler who missed eight matches due to injury and senior backs Grant Van De Casteele, Andrew O’Malley and Luke Mishu. ?John Nelson – (North Carolina) – With a year of experience under his belt it is likely that the highly regarded sophomore defender who was rock solid in his rookie campaign will anchor a tenacious and organized Tar Heel defense that opponents will have a difficult time breaking down.   “North Carolina has defined success in collegiate women’s soccer for a long time with their consistency and longevity,” said Florida State head coach Mark Krikorian. “We’re just trying to obtain similar success.” CSN’s Bracketologist advises that the RPI will likely change dramatically as the season progresses thus impacting his projections. The Utes have not lost at home since October 2012. Second round – Winner at #1 Louisville (16-0-3) If the Paladins up their productivity on the offensive side of the ball without a significant drop on the defensive side of the ball they should secure a lot of wins.

The Eagles completed the season with an 11-8-2 overall record that included a run to the Elite Eight for only the second time in the history of a very successful soccer program.      She can be reached at   WVU topped the Nittany Lions, 1-0, in early September, and the sequel looks to be another hard-fought battle.   Xavier is a long shot to win the conference tournament but don’t count them out. The team has allowed just two goals all season and is beating teams by an average of nearly four goals per game.

 Playmaker Harrison Shipp (6g, 5a) has been the team’s catalyst and arguably the best player in the country.   Redshirt senior forward Markus Naglestad gave Providence the edge they needed when he produced the lone goal of the contest out of a free kick when he deftly placed a ball over the UC Irvine wall and  into the back of the net from around thirty-five yards out in the 77th minute of play.  This was a talented and experienced bunch that entered the 2013 season with high expectations and they delivered.  #7 Rutgers GK Casey Murphy is practically impenetrable.   Stanford, who seems to thrive under pressure, also secured their fourth consecutive Pac-12 title in 2017 with a 9-0-1 mark in conference play.

Gardner-Webb (1-6-0) vs.   Stony Brook head coach Scott Dean was named the Atlantic Soccer Conference Coach of the Year and the NSCAA selected him as a Regional Coach of the Year. The first regular season of the “new” Big East was competitive and didn’t disappoint.   Charlotte came out firing in the second half and their pressure helped produce an own goal that tied the contest at 1-1. The Minutemen have found the back of the net a total of forty-three times.


  It’s the way he sees the game and how he’s changed the way I see the game; in film sessions, and just talking to him. Second Round:  Winner at #5 Akron (16-3-1)  Bradley 3 – Northwestern 2 – This one featured plenty of scoring.   However, the discussion surrounding the college game isn’t merely a matter of lack of marquee collegiate sports status.  (You could argue that at schools like Akron and Indiana, soccer is among the sports with top billing.)  The debate has become whether the college game is relevant at all.    Currently, a team could travel on a Thursday, play a game on a Friday, travel Saturday and then play another game on Sunday.

You can subscribe on  iTunes , or listen on  TuneIn Radio , or to download the audio portion of this interview only,  click here . Navy 3 – VCU 0 – This one looked like it might go down to the wire until the Mids broke it wide open in the second half behind a goal from senior midfielder Martin Sanchez in the 68th minute followed by goals from junior midfielder Geoff Fries in the 71st and 76th minutes of play. An AK-Rowdies fan favorite he was ranked by College Soccer News as the number 12 recruit in the country back in 2011.  Bowling Green picked up win number two with a 3-1 victory over Appalachian State University behind two goals from Flynn, who has led Bowling Green in scoring for the past two seasons, and a single goal from junior Keaton Reynolds. Both teams attacked during the overtime periods but neither was able to find the back of the net. Second Round: Winner at #7 Virginia (ACC #6) You can subscribe on  iTunes , or listen on  TuneIn Radio , or to download the audio portion of this interview only,  click here .   A repeat of last year’s run is highly unlikely but this team is very capable of an upset or two.

    Janos Loebe (7g, 9a) and Jannik Loebe (6g, 3a) are at the heart of a Fordham offense that has produced a total of twenty-six goals.  Junior forward Jordan Morris and senior defender Brandon Vincent were NSCAA and College Soccer News All-Americans. CSN’s Bracketologist advises that the RPI will likely change dramatically as the season progresses thus impacting his projections. In four matches this year, Proctor has a 0.00 goals-against average in 298.44 minutes.

  Wisconsin returned to the NCAA Tourney field for the first time this year since the 1995 season and subsequently defeated a good Milwaukee team on Thursday to earn the right to face number three seeded Notre Dame. UAB 2 – Indiana 1 – Indiana took a 1-0 lead on a goal from A.J.   Senior back Taylor Peay with the hat trick has made his presence known at Washington.    The point is these student-athletes need a proper restoration period. The two wins marks the first time that NJIT has ever opened the season with wins in their first two contests.

  Another important factor in the midfield is redshirt junior, Jimmy Mulligan.  “Jimbo” is a natural midfielder, but with the lack of forwards last year, he was forced to be a #10 role behind the striker for much of the season.

Michigan State returns nine starters to an experienced roster, which includes six seniors and eight juniors.   They claimed the regular season Atlantic 10 title with an 8-1-1 record. Second round – Winner at #2 Maryland (17-1-2)   Chase Hanson and Brady Ballen gave the Seattle University fans something to cheer about with both scoring in the 72nd minute but it was too little too late.

  More importantly the Eagles won the Big East Conference Tournament Title in 2000 and earned a berth in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1990. Creighton missed its first two attempts in the penalty kick shootout when UMBC redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Billy Heavner made a stop on Fabian Herbers’ attempt and Eric Dejulio’s attempt hit the far left post. Chris Nanco (Forward – Syracuse): Nanco (7g, 1a), a first team All-ACC selection is a borderline first round pick, but could use a great combine to shoot him up the boards.   Both teams, along with fellow conference member Kentucky, have started with league play with a 2-0-0 record.

  Last year, the two teams played to a 2-2 tie.   It just so happened, Philadelphia Union Director of Youth Coaching, Alecko Eskandarian, was at the match scouting a Cavalier player.


p>   The squad reached the sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament until finally losing to eventual runners up Georgetown in a wild finish.   The Mustangs tied UC Irvine and topped CSUN last week to improve to 6-2-3.   However, in all cases the schools listed combined their individual talents into a unified team and together they had a season to remember.

For its part, No. 8 seed Virginia (13-5-5) also features a top 15 offense and a higher ranked defense meaning the field is about as even as it can get.   Bradley’s season then came to an end when they were defeated by Ohio State in Columbus in the Round of Eight. South Florida was a competitive side but their 9-6-4 overall record and 4-3-4 mark in Big East play fell way short of preseason expectations.

    Accordingly expect Butler to finish toward the bottom of the new league, but they could take a  few wins and surprise some teams.  First Round – Denver (Summit Automatic) vs.   The Panthers have a 4-2 win over Elon, a 3-1 win over Adelphi, a 6-0 victory over Northern Kentucky, a 2-0 win over Navy, and a 2-0 win over UNC Greensboro.

  North Carolina earned the coveted title of National Champions this year when they topped Charlotte 1-0 in the finals in a match that could easily have gone either way as is often the case in a national championship contest.   Now everyone expects us to get to the College Cup.”  The fans have a rightful expectation as they have seen their prized team make three of the last six Final Fours.   The two teams faced each other back on August 21 of this year in a preseason exhibition match at Transamerica Field in Charlotte.

Big West – George Kuntz’s Cal State Fullerton team (12-7-1), the number one seed in the South Division, punched their ticket to the championship game by defeating Cal Poly 3-1. Second Round: Winner vs. #9 SMU (AAC Automatic)   However, Gamwanya will be motivated to put last season to bed by a dominationg season in the American East in 2018. Matt – The NCAA Tourney is always great and I have enjoyed seeing many of the contests this year but I hope that we will eventually get to the point that there is a live video stream or telecast of all of the games.

FIrst Round: Loyola (Md) (Patriot Automatic) at UNCW (CAA #2) He arrived in Texas, where an older brother lives. Coach Langan has brought in a slender, but talented group of players for 2012. It gave us confidence after falling behind and then we just kept grinding and I was lucky enough to get the one for the team.”   San Diego’s run to the Elite Eight included on the road wins over CS Northridge, UCLA, and Tulsa.

CSUN will tangle with Air Force on Sunday.   The Hokies aren’t contenders as of now, but they are definitely heading the right away. U20 World Cup roster.

  In addition they played with a lot of heart. St. Bryan – Chase  Brooks has Niagara dancing for the first time.   On the other hand, if the Eagles have any weaknesses the Irish will exploit them. 9.  First round – Northeastern (CAA Automatic) at Brown (Ivy #2)   Madison’s partner up top will most likely be highly touted freshman Nicko Correivaeu.

John’s concludes their season with a 11-7-2 record.   December.   Bunbury did the same in 2009 at the conclusion of his sophomore season. Rhode Island – Defense Rules.

 Defending National Champion Indiana concludes their season earlier than most thought they would at the beginning of the season with a 8-12-2 record. Sophomore forward Brandon Guhl added the third goal for Butler in the fifty-ninth minute to give the Bulldogs a 3-1 lead. Johns barely missed out.

Appalachian State faces Georgia Southern and Hartwick faces Howard in the conference tourney quarterfinals on Thursday.   Mullins played a part in all six goals his team scored in these games, recording four goals, an assist, and striking the ball, which led to the game winning own goal in the ACC tournament final   This weekend should provide a little insight into that.  University of Dayton – The Flyers were 14-4-2 overall during the 2000 season.


 He was named Associate Head Coach in 2012. “So, we were trying to run a Division 1 program with basically 1.5 staff members and 26 guys on the roster,” he said. Hometown:  Dowingtown, Pennsylvania   A smart pick up by Montreal, who can have Fisher learn under Laurent Ciman.  A game San Jose State team drops to 4-8-0 with a 2-2-0 mark in conference contests.

  Cooksley turned his sights stateside after failing to make the ranks in the English leagues and at St John’s University he has flourished.