Ninety-six teams will compete in four divisions at the 2017 NIRSA National Soccer Championships, which are set to kick off in Phoenix, Arizona at the Reach 11 Sport Complex from November 16-18. More than 2,000 student athletes and volunteer tournament staff will take part in this exciting event!

The tournament’s co-directors of competition are Danny Feitel, Associate Director at the University of California-Merced, and Associate Director of Programs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Erick Jaeke. They both continue to work diligently with regional coordinators to complete the last few weeks of competitive and intense regional qualifying events. The tournament schedule will be available on the NIRSA website beginning November 9.

With the regional tournaments all wrapped up this past weekend, the Championship Division is coming together and it’s looking like we’re gearing up for a very exciting tournament. The available automatic bids for each region are below:

Men’s Division

Region I

  • Boston College
  • University of Connecticut “Blue”
  • University of Pennsylvania

Region II

  • North Carolina State University
  • University of Florida
  • University of Virginia

Region III

  • The Ohio State University
  • University of Illinois “Orange”
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison

Region IV

  • Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
  • Texas A & M University
  • The University of Texas at Austin

Region V

  • Colorado School of Mines
  • University of Colorado Boulder “Gold”
  • University of Minnesota

Region VI

  • Brigham Young University
  • University of California San Diego
  • University of California Santa Barbara

At-Large Bids

  • Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  • Michigan State University
  • Stanford University
  • University of Michigan
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Virginia Tech

 

Women’s Division

Region I

  • Ithaca College
  • Northeastern University
  • University of Vermont

Region II

  • University of Georgia
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Virginia Tech

Region III

  • The Ohio State University
  • Ohio University
  • University of Wisconsin – Madison

Region IV

  • Southern Methodist University
  • The University of Texas at Austin
  • Washington University in St. Louis

Region V

  • University of Colorado Boulder “Gold”
  • Colorado State University
  • Colorado School of Mines

Region VI

  • Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
  • Gonzaga University
  • University of California Santa Barbara

At-Large Bids

  • Penn State University
  • Texas A & M University
  • University of California, Davis
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Florida
  • University of Michigan

 

Stay tuned and keep looking at the NIRSA National Championship Series Soccer webpage  for more updates. You can also keep up to date by following @NIRSAChamp on Twitter and following the NIRSA Play Blog. And be sure to tag #NIRSASoccer in your tweets, Instagram, and Facebook posts!

NIRSA would like to thank  Visit Phoenix, Arizona State University Sun Devil Fitness, Kollegetown Sports, and the Reach 11 Sports Complex for their support of what is sure to be another outstanding NIRSA tournament. The Association would also like to thank all the outstanding officials and staff who make this event possible. The NIRSA National Soccer Championships are not just a place for players to showcase their talents; every year, this event puts the amazing talent and dedication of top-notch officials and staff from all around the country on display. You can support the continued growth of NIRSA Championship Series Soccer by making a #GivingTuesday  contribution to the NIRSA Foundation.

 

  • For more information, please contact NIRSA Director of National Sport Programs Valerie McCutchan.
National Sport Programs Coordinator at

Nicole Jackson is currently the National Sport Programs Coordinator at NIRSA.