December 16, 2011

2012 D3soccer.com Men's All-America team


(l. to r.) Forward of the Year Nate Bascom, Midfielder of the Year Jeremy Payne, Defender of the Year Julien Aoyama, and Goalkeeper of the Year Paul Killian.

The 2012 season is in the books, and now that the new men's and women's champions have been crowned, the third annual D3soccer.com All-America teams are ready for release. This year, the teams were chosen by D3soccer.com staff, Division III soccer coaches and sports information directors from a field of over 400 nominations.

Senior Nate Bascom of Ohio Northern University is the D3soccer.com Forward of the Year.  Bascom led a Polar Bear attack which scored 3.07 goals per game, the sixth best clip in the nation, en route to a national runner-up finish. The forward proved adept at both finishing and providing: his 18 goals were second most on the team and his 18 assists were second most in the nation and set a new school record.  The two-time Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) Forward of the Year was also credited with four game-winning goals.  A four-year starter, Bascom holds the school records for career assists and for points and tied the career goals record when he tallied for the 56th time in his team's national semifinal win.  He is a repeat honoree, having been named to the D3soccer.com All-America second team a year ago. 

Messiah College sophomore Jeremy Payne is the D3soccer.com Midfielder of the Year.  In a Falcon team and a sophomore class that is deep and loaded with talent, a team-leading 17 goals has garned him special recognition.  Payne and the eventual national champions became more dynamic when he was moved back from center forward into the midfield, all ten of his assists coming after the switch with no drop-off in goal scoring.  His final tally of 44 points tied him for eleventh in the country and contributed to Messiah's 3.24 goals per game average, fourth best in the nation.  Commonwealth Conference Player of the Year honors were his to go along with the team's conference championship.  To help complete the champions' undefeated run to the title, Payne recorded assists in each of their four tournament games leading up to the final where he scored twice himself. 

Junior Julien Aoyama from Amherst College earned D3soccer.com Defender of the Year honors.  Aoyama was instrumental in both the Lord Jeff's stellar defense and potent attack during the 2012 campaign that saw Amherst go undefeated and reach the national quaterfinals.  As a dominant stopper on the right side of the backline he helped Amherst to a nation's best 0.15 goals-against-average and 85% shutout rate, a result of limiting opponents to an average of just 5.9 shots and a mere 2.0 shots-on-goal, both tops across the country as well.  But the junior right back was a dynamic, multi-dimensional player, proving capable going forward and adding to the attack.  Aoyama's four goals scored were more than the paltry three his team allowed all season and he was credited with assists on four more goals.  His 12 points were the most among NESCAC defenders and helped his team set schools records for wins and goals in a season.

Senior Paul Killian of Stevens Institute of Technology is the D3soccer.com Goalkeeper of the Year. Killian's superb 0.910 save percentage was the nation's second best and one of just two marks over 90%.  Having to deal with an average of 4 shots-on-goals per outing, his ability to turn away shots resulted in a 0.33 goals against average that ranked third in the country.  Along the way to the Empire 8 regular season and tournament championship and a place in the NCAA Sweet 16, Killian and the  Ducks posted nine straight shutouts.  The junior netminder came up big with two outstanding saves in the conference final penalty shutout, the second one clinching the title for Stevens and tournament MVP honors for himself.  He would also be selected to the Empire 8 All-Conference first team. Killian follows in the footsteps of his assistant coach Zach Carr who was D3soccer.com Goalkeeper of the Year for Stevens in 2010.

The D3soccer.com Coach of the Year is Brad McCarty of Messiah College. When McCarty took charge of the Falcons in 2009 he couldn't have inherited a program better set-up for success, but along with that came a nearly impossible standard to live up to. Yet McCarty not only continued the Messiah winning tradition, but built on that success with three national titles of his own. A 1993 Messiah graduate, McCarty had a successful collegiate career and then continued on to play professional soccer for four seasons. He returned to Messiah in 2001 to work as assistant coach for Dave Brandt. In his four seasons as head coach, McCarty has already made his mark on the storied program with a record of 86-3-3 and several outstanding recruiting classes of his own.  This season, with a young team completely of his own making, he oversaw the program's second undefeated title-winning campaign.  With his third national championship in hand and a young growing team, Coach McCarty has firmly established his own place in Division III men's soccer and created a new era at Messiah that stacks up to the previous one.

2012 MEN'S PLAYERS OF THE YEAR
Forward of the Year: Nate Bascom (Sr.), Ohio Northern
Midfielder of the Year: Jeremy Payne (So.), Messiah
Defender of the Year: Julien Aoyama (Jr.), Amherst
Goalkeeper of the Year: Paul Killian (Jr.), Stevens
2012 MEN'S ALL-AMERICANS
FIRST TEAM
Pos. Player Year School
F Nate Bascom* Sr. Ohio Northern
F Sebastiaan Jansen Sr. Union
M Jeremy Payne So. Messiah
M Kevin Cavers Jr. Loras
M Sam Ocel Sr. Brandeis
M Dan Mendoza Jr. Montclair State
D Julien Aoyama Jr. Amherst
D Carter Robbins So. Messiah
D Alex Laird * Sr. St. Lawrence
D Dan Figura Jr. Loras
GK Paul Killian Jr. Stevens
SECOND TEAM
Pos. Player Year School
F Yuri Ribiero Jr. Trinity (Texas)
F Matt Fechter Sr. Colorado College
F Eric Anderson * Sr. Babson
M Bill McGuiness Sr. Scranton
M Cody Antonini* Sr. Muhlenberg
M Brian Ramirez So. Messiah
D Zander Mrlik Sr. Vassar
D Michael Micheletti Sr. Trinity (Texas)
D Lucas Thompson Sr. Gustavus Adolphus
D Leonardo Casas Jr. Stevens
GK Than Finan Sr. Williams
THIRD TEAM
Pos. Player Year School
F Mahir Mameledzija Jr. Lake Forest
F Nick McDonald Sr. Dubuque
F Ryan Garvey Sr. Centre
M Ryan Greenhill Sr. Hiram
M Nick Holtrop Sr. Calvin
M Sam DeMello * Sr. St. Lawrence
M Chris Matejka Sr. Ohio Northern
D Chris Lerner Sr. Amherst
D Balin Larson Sr. Whitworth
D Brandon Kates Sr. Susquehanna
GK Brett Ylonen So. Gustavus Adolphus
* previous D3soccer.com All-America honors
2012 MEN'S COACH OF THE YEAR
Brad McCarty, Messiah (23-0-2) - 2012 National Champion
Wednesday, Sep. 19: All times Eastern
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TBA
Lesley at Pine Manor
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Final
Hunter 3, at Medgar Evers 0
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Final
at Mary Washington 2, Catholic 0
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Final
Brevard 1, at Guilford 0
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Final
at Penn State-Berks 8, St. Elizabeth 0
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Final
Muhlenberg 0, at DeSales 0
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Final
Adrian 3, at Bluffton 0
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Final
Rhode Island College 3, at Dean 0
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44:58 1st
0 St. Joseph's (L.I.)
0 St. Joseph's (L.I.)
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Final - 2OT
Lasell 1, at Regis (Mass.) 1
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Final
Penn State-Harrisburg 4, at Clarks Summit 0
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Final
at Washington College 4, Wesley 0
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Final
at SUNY-Old Westbury 2, Mitchell 0
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Final
at New Jersey City 3, St. Joseph's (Bklyn.) 0
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Final
at Manhattanville 4, Farmingdale State 0
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Final
at Keene State 2, RPI 1
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Final
at Neumann 3, Widener 1
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4:00 PM
Lehman at John Jay
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Final
at Bridgewater (Va.) 4, Shenandoah 0
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Final
Gettysburg 2, at Lebanon Valley 1
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Final
at Swarthmore 3, St. Mary's (Md.) 1
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Final - 2OT
Manchester 0, at Huntington 0
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Final
St. Joseph (Conn.) 3, at Anna Maria 1
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Final
at Fitchburg State 2, Eastern Nazarene 1
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Final
Bryn Athyn 3, at Gwynedd-Mercy 2
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Final
at SUNY Delhi 7, Southern Vermont 1
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4:00 PM
Staten Island at CCNY
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Final
Cairn 4, at Valley Forge 0
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Final
at Stevenson 2, Delaware Valley 0
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Final
Waynesburg 2, at Pitt-Greensburg 1
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Final
Capital 1, at Wooster 0
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Final - OT
at Washington and Lee 2, Christopher Newport 1
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Final
Dickinson 2, at Frostburg State 1
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Final
Newbury 1, at Husson 0
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Final
at Maine Maritime 11, Me.-Machias 1
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Final
at Johnson and Wales 1, Colby-Sawyer 0
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Final
at New Rochelle 6, Vaughn 3
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Postponed
Gustavus Adolphus at Viterbo
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Final
at Concordia (Wis.) 4, Marian 0
Video Recap Recap
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Final
at Wartburg 3, St. Olaf 0
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Final
at Hope 1, Carthage 0
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Final
at St. Joseph's (Maine) 5, Suffolk 0
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Final
at Montclair State 8, Mount St. Vincent 1
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Final - 2OT
SUNY Poly 2, at Alfred State 2
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Final
Piedmont 4, at LaGrange 1
Video Recap
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Final
at Becker 6, Fisher 1
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Final
Marietta 3, at Bethany 0
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Final
at Curry 1, Framingham State 0
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Final
Medaille 2, at Thiel 0
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Final
Covenant 6, at Berea 2
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Final
Eastern Mennonite 2, at Ferrum 0
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Final
at Salve Regina 3, Coast Guard 0
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Final
at Baldwin Wallace 2, Oberlin 1
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Final
Franciscan 1, at Washington and Jefferson 0
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Final - OT
at Salem State 2, Mass-Dartmouth 1
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Final
at MIT 4, Wentworth 0
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Final
at Hood 1, Marywood 0
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Final - 2OT
Juniata 0, at Lancaster Bible 0
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Final
at Randolph 2, Randolph-Macon 1
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Final
Franklin and Marshall 3, at William Paterson 0
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Final
at Wilmington 4, Earlham 0
Video Recap Recap
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Final - 2OT
St. Francis (Ind.) 2, at Trine 2
Box Score Recap
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Final
at FDU-Florham 3, Centenary (N.J.) 1
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Final - 2OT
Stockton 2, at Moravian 2
Video Recap Live stats
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Final
Norwich 2, at Castleton 1
Video Recap Recap
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Final
at Mass-Boston 1, Worcester State 0
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Final
Penn State-Abington 8, at Gallaudet 1
Video Recap
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Final
at William Peace 1, North Carolina Wesleyan 0
Recap
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Final - OT
at Drew 4, TCNJ 3
Video Live stats
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Final
Ohio Wesleyan 2, at Otterbein 1
Video
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Final
at Roanoke 12, Southern Virginia 0
Recap Recap
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Final
at New York University 3, Baruch 2
Video Recap
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Final
Wilkes 1, at Susquehanna 0
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Final
at Roger Williams 2, Wheaton (Mass.) 0
Box Score Recap
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Final - OT
DePauw 3, at Rose-Hulman 2
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Final
at Lynchburg 1, Emory and Henry 0
Video Recap Recap
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Final
at Geneva 5, La Roche 0
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Final
Virginia Wesleyan 1, at Hampden-Sydney 0
Recap Recap
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Final
Sage 2, at Elms 0
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Final - 2OT
Mount St. Joseph 1, at Ky. Christian 1
Video Recap
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Final
at King's 1, Cabrini 0
Video
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Final
at Rowan 3, Haverford 2
Video Recap
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7:00 PM
Neb. Christian at Nebraska Wesleyan
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Final
Huntingdon 6, at Mississippi University for Women 3
Recap
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Final - 2OT
Chapman 3, at Caltech 2
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Final
at Muskingum 3, Defiance 2
Video Recap Recap Recap
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Final - 2OT
Elizabethtown 1, at Alvernia 1
Video
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Final
John Carroll 3, at Hiram 1
Video Recap
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7:30 PM
York (N.Y.) at Brooklyn
Video Live stats
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7:30 PM
Albright at Rutgers-Newark
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Final - 2OT
Kean 1, at Ursinus 1
Recap Recap
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Final
at Case Western Reserve 4, Heidelberg 0
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Final
at Union 5, SUNY-Cobleskill 1
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Final
Connecticut College 3, at Trinity (Conn.) 0
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Final
Clarkson 1, at SUNY Canton 0
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Final
at North Park 3, Albion 1
Video Recap
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Final
at Illinois College 2, Blackburn 0
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Final
Emory 3, at Birmingham-Southern 0
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Final
Aurora 4, at Illinois Tech 1
Video Recap
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Final
at Wheaton (Ill.) 1, Lake Forest 0
Video Recap
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Final
Dominican 3, at Rockford 0
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Final
MSOE 3, at Edgewood 2
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Final
at Chicago 7, Carroll 0
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Final
at Benedictine 3, Concordia-Chicago 1
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Final
Millikin 3, at Webster 1
Video
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Final
at Wisconsin Lutheran 10, Lakeland 0
Recap
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Final - OT
Bethany Lutheran 1, at Buena Vista 0
Video Recap
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Postponed
0 Augustana
0 UW-Platteville
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Final - 2OT
Loras 1, at Saint Mary's (Minn.) 0
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Final
at Redlands 3, La Verne 0
Recap Recap
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Final
at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 3, Whittier 0
Video Recap
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Final
at Cal Lutheran 3, Pomona-Pitzer 1
Video Recap
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Final - 2OT
Pitt-Greensburg 0, at Waynesburg 0
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Final
Mississippi University for Women 3, at Wesleyan (Ga.) 0
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Final
Benedictine 2, at Concordia-Chicago 0
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Final
Wilmington 4, at Earlham 0
Video Recap Recap
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Final
at Colby-Sawyer 3, Norwich 1
Video Recap Recap
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Final
at Notre Dame (Md.) 3, Christendom 0
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Final
at Becker 3, Nichols 2
Video Recap
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4:00 PM
Lehman at Medgar Evers
Video
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Final - 2OT
Elms 2, at Western New England 1
Video Recap Recap
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Final
SUNY Delhi 3, at Morrisville State 0
Video Recap
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4:00 PM
CCNY at York (N.Y.)
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Final
Adrian 1, at Alma 0
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Final
at Huntington 5, Bluffton 0
Video Recap
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4:00 PM
Staten Island at John Jay
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Final
at DeSales 1, Lebanon Valley 0
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Final
Anderson 2, at Trine 0
Recap
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4:00 PM
Stockton at Eastern
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4:00 PM
Delaware Valley at Cairn
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Final - OT
Simmons 2, at St. Joseph (Conn.) 1
Recap Recap
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Final - 2OT
Vassar 1, at Montclair State 1
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Final - 2OT
Thiel 1, at Medaille 1
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Final
Bridgewater State 5, at Salve Regina 2
Video Recap Recap
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Final
at Misericordia 2, William Smith 1
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Final
at Salisbury 4, Rutgers-Newark 1
Video Recap
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Final
Connecticut College 2, at Coast Guard 1
Video Recap Recap
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Final
at Olivet 6, Defiance 0
Recap Recap
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Final - 2OT
Sweet Briar 1, at Trinity (D.C.) 0
Recap
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Final
at Grove City 4, Penn State-Behrend 0
Recap
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Final
Allegheny 2, at Geneva 1
Video Recap
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Postponed
Mary Washington at North Carolina Wesleyan
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Final
Penn State-Abington 4, at Gallaudet 0
Video Recap
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Final
at Lynchburg 5, St. Mary's (Md.) 0
Video Recap Recap
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Cancelled
Methodist at Randolph-Macon
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Final
at Ithaca 3, Mount St. Mary 0
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Final
at King's 2, Centenary (N.J.) 1
Video
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Final
at Pfeiffer 4, Southern Virginia 2
Video Recap
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Final
UW-Stevens Point 3, at Ripon 0
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Final - 2OT
Gustavus Adolphus 0, at Carleton 0
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Final
Rhodes 1, at Huntingdon 0
Video Recap
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Final - 2OT
at UW-La Crosse 2, Wheaton (Ill.) 1
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Final
at Dominican 14, Alverno 0
Video Recap
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Final
at Delta St. 4, Hendrix 0
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Final
at Union 4, Ramapo 0
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Final
Messiah 4, at Elizabethtown 1
Video
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Final
Clarkson 3, at SUNY Canton 0
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Final
at Trinity (Conn.) 5, Emerson 0
Recap Recap
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5:30 PM
Grinnell at Central
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Final
Beloit 1, at Lake Forest 0
Video Recap
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Final
Iowa Wesleyan 6, at Mount Mary 1
Video Recap
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Final
at Rochester 1, Oswego State 0
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Final
at Guilford 2, Piedmont International 0
Recap
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Final
at Rhode Island College 7, Framingham State 0
Video Recap Recap
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Final
Hanover 4, at Spalding 1
Video Recap
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Final
Suffolk 1, at Albertus Magnus 0
Video Recap Recap
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Final
Farmingdale State 1, at Western Connecticut 0
Recap
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Final
Wesley 9, at Brooklyn 1
Recap
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Final
Greensboro 3, at Marymount 1
Recap
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Final
Dubuque 2, at UW-Platteville 1
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Final
at Saint Mary's (Minn.) 2, UW-River Falls 1
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Final
Simpson 3, at Cornell 0
Video Recap
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Final
at Millsaps 1, Judson (AL) 0
Video
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Final
Bethany Lutheran 1, at Buena Vista 0
Video Recap
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Final
at Carthage 3, UW-Oshkosh 2
Video
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Final
Webster 5, at Illinois College 0
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Final
Alvernia 2, at Immaculata 1
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Final
Westfield State 2, at Keene State 0
Recap Recap Recap
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Final
at Wesleyan 5, Mount Holyoke 0
Video Recap Recap
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Final
Wheaton (Mass.) 2, at Endicott 1
Recap Recap
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Final - 2OT
Nazareth 1, at Utica 1
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Final - OT
at Gettysburg 2, McDaniel 1
Video Recap Live stats
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Final
Cabrini 2, at Rutgers-Camden 1
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Final
Rose-Hulman 3, at DePauw 1
Video Recap Recap
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Final - OT
Randolph 2, at Averett 1
Video Recap Live stats
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Final
at Kalamazoo 9, Manchester 0
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Final
at Gwynedd-Mercy 1, Bryn Athyn 0
Video Recap
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Final
Shenandoah 2, at Stevenson 1
Video Recap Recap
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Final
Susquehanna 1, at Wilkes 0
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Final
Penn State-Harrisburg 2, at Penn College 0
Recap
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Final
Widener 2, at Goucher 0
Video Recap
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Final
at Wentworth 1, WPI 0
Recap Recap
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Final
at Centre 5, Thomas More 0
Recap
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Final - 2OT
at Southern Maine 2, Thomas 1
Video Recap Recap
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Final
Johns Hopkins 5, at York (Pa.) 2
Video Box Score Recap Recap
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Final
Bridgewater (Va.) 2, at Frostburg State 0
Video Recap
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Final
Chatham 1, at Mount Union 0
Video Recap
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Final
Mount St. Joseph 6, at Ohio Wesleyan 2
Video
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Final
Illinois Wesleyan 3, at Franklin 0
Video Recap
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Final - 2OT
Haverford 2, at Muhlenberg 1
Recap
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Final
William Paterson 2, at St. Joseph's (L.I.) 0
Video Recap
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Final
at Bard 6, SUNY-Purchase 0
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Final
at Washington College 8, Bryn Mawr 1
Video Recap Recap
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Final
Moravian 1, at Albright 0
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Final
Lasell 11, at Anna Maria 0
Video Recap
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Final - 2OT
UW-Whitewater 0, at Knox 0
Recap
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Final
at Pomona-Pitzer 1, Cal Lutheran 0
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Final
at Whitworth 3, Whitman 1
Video Recap
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Final
at Chapman 5, Caltech 0
Video Recap
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Final
at Penn State-Altoona 4, Juniata 1
Video Recap Recap
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Final - OT
Kenyon 1, at John Carroll 0
Video Live stats
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Final
at Johnson and Wales 6, Regis (Mass.) 1
Recap Recap
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Final
at Maine Maritime 6, Me.-Machias 0
Recap
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Final
Transylvania 1, at Maryville (Tenn.) 0
Recap Recap
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Final
at TCNJ 1, FDU-Florham 0
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Final
St. Norbert 4, at Lawrence 1
Video Recap
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Final
at Coe 2, St. Catherine 1
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Final
Wisconsin Lutheran 3, at Lakeland 1
Video Recap
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Final
Illinois Tech 4, at Aurora 0
Video Recap
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Cancelled
UW-Eau Claire at Luther
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Final
at MSOE 3, Edgewood 0
Video Recap
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Final
Concordia (Wis.) 4, at Marian 1
Recap Recap
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Final
Wartburg 3, at Augsburg 1
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Final
Marietta 2, at Bethany 1
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Final
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 2, at Whittier 0
Recap
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Final - OT
Redlands 1, at La Verne 0
Recap Recap
Wednesday, Sep. 19: All times Eastern
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Final
at Mary Washington 2, Catholic 0
Recap Recap
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Final
at St. Joseph's (Maine) 5, Suffolk 0
Video Recap Recap
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Final
at Hope 1, Carthage 0
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Final
at Lynchburg 1, Emory and Henry 0
Video Recap Recap
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Final
Franklin and Marshall 3, at William Paterson 0
Video Recap
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Final - OT
at Drew 4, TCNJ 3
Video Live stats
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Final
at North Park 3, Albion 1
Video Recap
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Final
at Chicago 7, Carroll 0
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Final
Emory 3, at Birmingham-Southern 0
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Final
at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 3, Whittier 0
Video Recap
Wednesday, Sep. 19: All times Eastern
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Final
at Misericordia 2, William Smith 1
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Final
at Lynchburg 5, St. Mary's (Md.) 0
Video Recap Recap
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Final - 2OT
at UW-La Crosse 2, Wheaton (Ill.) 1
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Final
Messiah 4, at Elizabethtown 1
Video
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Final
at Centre 5, Thomas More 0
Recap
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Final
Johns Hopkins 5, at York (Pa.) 2
Video Box Score Recap Recap
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Final
Illinois Wesleyan 3, at Franklin 0
Video Recap
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Final
at TCNJ 1, FDU-Florham 0