NCAA Division III

Division III men’s soccer: Local NCAA tournament teams revealed

Author Note: At the time of publishing,  first and second-round match times were not all available or confirmed. Follow NCAA.com for updated match information as the tournament begins this weekend.

On Monday, the NCAA released the 61 team field for the Division III national championship tournament. Out of the 61, 41 came from automatic qualifiers, one came from pool B, and 19 came from Pool C or at-large bids. With the exception of three first-round games that will be played Thursday, the rest of the first round will commence Saturday. All 16 second-round games will take place on Sunday, Nov. 17.

The entire NCAA bracket can be found here. Listed below are the local teams who made the tournament and their first round match-ups. As always, let us know what you are thinking below.

Capital Athletic Conference

In the CAC, two teams made the NCAA Tournament. York makes their ninth appearance via the AQ, while Salisbury earns an at-large bid. Interestingly enough, Salisbury will host first and second-round games. Salisbury will host Greensboro, and York will take on Mt. Saint Mary’s at Stevens.

Centennial Conference

Franklin and Marshall won the AQ after defeating Dickinson 2-1. Despite the loss, Dickinson still made the NCAA tournament with an at-large bid. F&M will take on Catholic, while Dickinson faces Susquehanna. These two games will be played at Dickinson. There is a possibility that F&M and Dickinson could face each other for a third time this year in the second round.

Commonwealth Conference

After winning their first-ever Commonwealth Conference title, Lycoming will face Freedom Conference side King’s College. This match will be played on Thursday at 7 pm. The winner of this game will travel to Rutgers-Camden for the second round. Messiah will look to rebound from their disappointing Commonwealth Conference playoff loss to Lycoming when they travel to Salisbury to face Centenary (N.J.), who are making their first-ever appearance in the NCAA tournament.

Freedom Conference

King’s will host their first ever NCAA game against Lycoming College on Thursday. Joining King’s in the NCAA tournament is Misericordia. The Cougars travel to Carnegie Melon to face Montclair State in the first round.

Landmark Conference

Susquehanna makes their ninth NCAA appearance after winning the Landmark Conference. They take on Dickinson in the first-round. Also making the NCAA tournament is Catholic who faces F&M in the first-round. A Susquehanna-Catholic match is possible in the second round.

New Jersey Athletic Conference

After going undefeated in the regular season, Rutgers-Camden earned one of the three first-round byes and will face the Lycoming/King’s winner on Sunday. Rutgers-Newark will make their NCAA tournament debut when they take on Roger Williams in the first-round. Montclair State earned an at-large bid and will take on Misericordia in the first-round.

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