December 23, 2013

2013 D3soccer.com Men's All-America team

(l. to r.) Forward of the Year Josh Wood, Midfielder of the Year Jeremy Payne, Defender of the Year Dan Figura, and Goalkeeper of the Year Mike Randall.

D3soccer.com has announced its 2013 men's All-America teams. The teams were chosen by D3soccer.com staff, Division III soccer coaches and sports information directors from a field of over 400 nominations. This is the fourth year that D3soccer.com has recognized the top men's and women's players from across the nation.

Eight of this year's thirty-three named players are repeat selections, six having been honored in 2012 while two were cited in 2011. That is the most repeat selections in the short history of the D3soccer.com awards. Moreover, this year's honorees include four two-time first team All-Americans, something that hadn't happened previously.  There has yet to be a three-time All-American.

Fifth-year senior Josh Wood from Messiah College is the D3soccer.com Forward of the Year.  Wood scored a team-high 21 goals for the national champions, assisting on an additional seven goals for 49 points which ranked sixth nationally. The center forward was credited with 10 game-winning goals and tallied four goals, three assists in the NCAA tournament to help the Falcons to their tenth national title and fourth during Wood's time on the team. He was also named a first team Capital One Academic All-American which followed his second straight Academic All-District honor and the Middle Atlantic Conference Scholar-Athlete award for men's soccer. 

For the second straight year the D3soccer.com Midfielder of the Year is Messiah College's Jeremy Payne, our first repeat Player of the Year.  The junior's 17 goals and 10 assists matched his 2012 output as he registered a point in nineteen of twenty-six games, including four of six tournament matches. Payne's seven game-winning goals included the last kick of the 2013 season when he scored in overtime of the national final to give the Falcons back-to-back titles. His on-field exploits already garnered him the Commonwealth Conference Offensive Player of the Year award while his outstanding work in the classroom placed him on the inaugural Middle Atlantic Conference Academic All-Conference team. 

Senior Dan Figura from Loras College earned D3soccer.com Defender of the Year honors. This is Figura's second straight D3soccer.com First Team All-America award and he was an Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference All-Conference award winner for the third straight season. In a schedule where the Duhawks opponent's winning percentage was an astounding .667, Figura anchored a Loras defense that held opponents to 3.7 shots-on-goal per game while boasting a .61 goals-against-average that led to a 19-2-3 record and a second straight trip to the Final Four. Over the last two seasons, Figura and the Loras defense have earned 29 shutouts on the way to a 44-4-4 record.

The D3soccer.com Goalkeeper of the Year award goes to Mike Randall from Rutgers University—Camden.  The senior posted a .865 save percentage, 15th best nationally, while playing one of the toughest Division III schedules. Facing an average of 13.2 shots per game, of which an average of 5.6 were on target, his shot-blocking ability enabled to the national runners-up to remain undefeated up until the final where, if not for a deflected shot, he may have shut-out Messiah to give his Scarlet Raptors their first title instead. Posting the best save percentage and goals against average in New Jersey Athletic Conference play, the two-year starter earned second team all-conference recognition.  Following a tournament run that consisted of four straight Top 10 opponents, Randall finished the season with a 0.75 goal against average.

The D3soccer.com Coach of the Year is Tim Oswald of Rutgers University—Camden. In a year when Oswald led the Scarlet Raptors to their first ever national championship match, he also earned his 100th victory on the way to a 122-39-22 record in eight years. The 23-1-2 record and the 12 shutouts earned in the 2013 season are program bests. Oswald also won his second NJAC Coach of the Year award this season, and during his eight seasons at Rutgers-Camden, Oswald has coached his teams to the only four NCAA tournament berths in program history.


2013 MEN'S PLAYERS OF THE YEAR
Forward of the Year: Joshua Wood (Sr.), Messiah
Midfielder of the Year: Jeremy Payne (Jr.), Messiah
Defender of the Year: Dan Figura (Sr.), Loras
Goalkeeper of the Year: Mike Randall (Sr.), Rutgers-Camden
2013 MEN'S ALL-AMERICANS
FIRST TEAM
Pos. Player Year School
F Joshua Wood Sr. Messiah
F Mike Ryan So. Rutgers-Camden
F Travis Vegter Jr. Calvin
M Jeremy Payne * Jr. Messiah
M Colton Bloecher Jr. Ohio Wesleyan
M Kevin Cavers * Sr. Loras
M Mitch Grotti * Sr. Rutgers-Camden
D Dan Figura * Sr. Loras
D Aaron Beale Sr. York (Pa.)
D Carter Robbins * Jr. Messiah
GK Mike Randall Sr. Rutgers-Camden
SECOND TEAM
Pos. Player Year School
F Raphael Araujo Jr. Rutgers-Newark
F Yuri Ribeiro * Sr. Trinity (Texas)
F Jack Thompson * Jr. Messiah
M Andrew Bednarsky Sr. St. Lawrence
M Victor Araujo Jr. Trinity (Texas)
M Lucas Terci So. Montclair State
D Julien Aoyama * Sr. Amherst
D Harry Copeland So. St. Lawrence
D Zeke Hemme Sr. Stevens
D Keith Grafmeyer Jr. Rochester
GK Aaron Costello Jr. St. Lawrence
THIRD TEAM
Pos. Player Year School
F Jalon Brown Jr. Christopher Newport
F Ben Beaver Sr. Franklin and Marshall
F Andrew Vandervoort Sr. Gordon
M Max Fikke Sr. Amherst
M Matt Muralles Jr. Williams
M James Garcia-Prats Sr. Luther
M Marshall Hollingsworth So. Wheaton (Ill.)
D Erik Berkowitz Sr. Loras
D Ben Applefield Sr. Brandeis
D Richie Marquez Sr. Redlands
GK Brandt Rentel Sr. Oberlin
* previous D3soccer.com All-America honors
2013 MEN'S COACH OF THE YEAR
Tim Oswald, Rutgers-Camden (23-1-2) - 2013 National Runner-up
Wednesday, Oct. 22: All times Eastern
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TBA
Lehman at John Jay
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Final
at Mitchell 2, Newbury 0
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Final
at Ramapo 2, Western Connecticut 1
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3:00 PM
Gwynedd-Mercy at Centenary (N.J.)
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Final
at Tufts 4, Plymouth State 0
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Final
Medaille 3, at Hilbert 1
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Final - OT
at Johnson and Wales 1, Albertus Magnus 0
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3:00 PM
Hunter at Staten Island
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3:00 PM
Mount St. Vincent at SUNY-Old Westbury
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Cancelled
Muhlenberg at TCNJ
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Final
at Anderson 3, Manchester 0
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Final
at Defiance 1, Bluffton 0
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at Juniata 4, Susquehanna 2
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3:30 PM
DeSales at Delaware Valley
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Final
Elms 1, at Southern Vermont 0
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Final
St. Joseph's (L.I.) 2, at Farmingdale State 0
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4:00 PM
Berkeley (NJ) at Cabrini
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Final
WPI 2, at Fitchburg State 0
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Final
at John Carroll 4, Baldwin-Wallace 1
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Final
at Eastern 2, King's 1
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Final
at La Roche 3, Penn State-Altoona 0
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Final - 2OT
Moravian 0, at Scranton 0
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Final
at York (Pa.) 3, Wesley 1
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Final
at Anna Maria 2, Rivier 1
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Final
at Capital 5, Marietta 1
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4:00 PM
Widener at Lebanon Valley
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4:00 PM
York (N.Y.) at Brooklyn
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Final
at Mary Washington 3, St. Mary's (Md.) 1
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Final
at Pitt-Greensburg 4, Franciscan 1
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Final
at Marywood 4, Keystone 1
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4:00 PM
Rosemont at Neumann
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Final
at Minnesota-Morris 1, Concordia-Moorhead 0
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Final
MacMurray 7, at Iowa Wesleyan 0
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Final - 2OT
Baruch 0, at CCNY 0
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Final
at Penn State-Harrisburg 1, Frostburg State 0
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Final
Thomas More 6, at Washington and Jefferson 0
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Final
at Cazenovia 6, SUNY-Cobleskill 0
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Final
at Morrisville State 2, SUNYIT 0
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Final - 2OT
Berkeley (NY) 1, at St. Joseph's (Bklyn.) 1
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Final - OT
Utica 1, at SUNY-Canton 0
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Final
at Rhode Island College 5, Westfield State 2
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Final
at Endicott 6, Curry 1
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Final
Salve Regina 3, at University of New England 1
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Final
Penn State-Behrend 7, at D'Youville 2
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Final
at Roger Williams 3, Wentworth 1
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Final - 2OT
Elizabethtown 3, at Goucher 3
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Final
at Messiah 5, Hood 0
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Final
at Wilmington 3, Otterbein 0
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Final
Mass-Boston 4, at Worcester State 0
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Final
at Ohio Northern 2, Heidelberg 0
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Final
at Eastern Mennonite 2, Shenandoah 0
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7:00 PM
Alvernia at Arcadia
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Final
at Guilford 7, Emory and Henry 3
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7:00 PM
Union at Alfred
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Final
Norwich 6, at Emmanuel 2
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Final
at Mount Ida 2, St. Joseph's (Maine) 1
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Final
at Gordon 3, Eastern Nazarene 1
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Final
at Rutgers-Camden 2, Swarthmore 0
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7:00 PM
Manhattanville at FDU-Florham
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Final
at Virginia Wesleyan 2, Bridgewater (Va.) 0
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Final
at Centre 2, DePauw 1
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Final
at Thomas 5, Maine-Farmington 0
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Final
Southern Virginia 3, at Marymount 1
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Final
Muskingum 2, at Mount Union 1
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Final - 2OT
Merchant Marine 2, at Drew 1
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7:00 PM
Misericordia at Wilkes
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Final
Stevenson 2, at Albright 1
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Final - 2OT
Franklin 1, at Hanover 1
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Final
Chapman 3, at Caltech 0
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Halted due to lightning-rescheduled 10/23 @7pm
0 Trinity (Conn.)
1 Wesleyan
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Final
Transylvania 5, at Mount St. Joseph 0
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Final - OT
Earlham 2, at Rose-Hulman 1
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Final
at Regis (Mass.) 11, Wheelock 1
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Final
Suffolk 1, at Lasell 1
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Final
at Luther 1, Saint Mary's (Minn.) 0
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Final
Webster 1, at Westminster (Mo.) 0
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8:30 PM
Illinois Wesleyan at Millikin
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Final
at North Park 1, Carthage 0
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8:30 PM
North Central (Ill.) at Augustana
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9:00 PM
Waynesburg at Westminster (Pa.)
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Final
at Fontbonne 1, Greenville 0
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Final
at Whittier 2, La Verne 1
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TBA
Geneva at St. Vincent
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TBA
Illinois Wesleyan at Millikin
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Final
Medaille 1, at Hilbert 0
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Final
at King (Tenn.) 4, Southern Wesleyan 1
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Final
Penn State-Altoona 3, at La Roche 2
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Final
Franciscan 2, at Pitt-Greensburg 1
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Final
MacMurray 6, at Iowa Wesleyan 0
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Cancelled
Worcester State at Colby-Sawyer
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Final
Eastern Nazarene 1, at Gordon 0
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3:00 PM
Montclair State at Ramapo
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Final
at St. Joseph (Conn.) 4, Rivier 0
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Final
Gettysburg 2, at McDaniel 1
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Final
Juniata 3, at Mount Aloysius 0
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at Albertus Magnus 5, Suffolk 2
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Final
at Connecticut College 1, Amherst 0
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Final
at Cazenovia 3, SUNY-Cobleskill 0
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Final
Western New England 2, at Nichols 0
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Final
at Endicott 4, Curry 0
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SUNYIT 3, at Morrisville State 1
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Final
at St. Mary's (Md.) 1, York (Pa.) 0
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at Roger Williams 2, Wentworth 1
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at University of New England 4, Salve Regina 0
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at Haverford 5, Bryn Mawr 0
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Final
Shenandoah 11, at Hollins 0
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Final - 2OT
Southern Virginia 2, at Marymount 1
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Final
Rutgers-Camden 2, at Staten Island 0
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Final
Albion 3, at Calvin 2
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Final
Alma 3, at Olivet 0
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Final
Newbury 8, at Daniel Webster 0
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4:00 PM
CCNY at York (N.Y.)
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Final
at Vassar 1, William Paterson 0
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Final - OT
Middle Georgia 2, at Agnes Scott 1
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Hope 2, at St. Mary's (Ind.) 0
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at Washington and Lee 1, Bridgewater (Va.) 0
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Final
at Dominican 3, Milwaukee Engineering 2
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Randolph-Macon 3, at Eastern Mennonite 1
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Final - OT
Rutgers-Newark 3, at Drew 2
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Final
at Mount Mary 8, Robert Morris-Lake Co. 0
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4:30 PM
Lawrence at Ripon
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Final
at Regis (Mass.) 4, Wheelock 0
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5:00 PM
John Jay at Lehman
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Final
Penn State-Behrend 4, at D'Youville 0
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Final - 2OT
St. Thomas 1, at UW-Eau Claire 1
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Final
at Guilford 3, Emory and Henry 2
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Final
at Johnson and Wales 4, Mount Ida 0
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Final
at Rose-Hulman 1, Earlham 0
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Final
Webster 3, at Westminster (Mo.) 1
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6:00 PM
North Central (Ill.) at Augustana
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6:00 PM
Carthage at North Park
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Final - OT
William Penn 2, at Simpson 1
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Final
Simpson (CA) 3, at Mills 0
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6:30 PM
Medgar Evers at Brooklyn
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Final
at Keene State 5, Bridgewater State 0
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6:30 PM
Bethany at Thiel
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Final
Lasell 2, at St. Joseph's (Maine) 1
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Final - OT
Muhlenberg 1, at Swarthmore 0
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7:00 PM
Mount St. Vincent at SUNY-Purchase
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Final
Emory 9, at LaGrange 0
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Final
Salisbury 2, at Wesley 1
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Final
at Bard 2, Utica 1
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Final
at Richard Stockton 4, Franklin and Marshall 1
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Final
Mass-Dartmouth 3, at Fitchburg State 0
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at Scranton 2, Penn State-Berks 0
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Final
at Simmons 4, Norwich 0
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Final
Manchester 2, at Anderson 1
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Final
at Mount St. Mary 7, SUNY-Maritime 0
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Final
at Kalamazoo 3, Adrian 0
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Final
at Wittenberg 1, Kenyon 0
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7:00 PM
Gwynedd-Mercy at Rosemont
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Final - OT
at Christopher Newport 1, Mary Washington 0
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Final
Frostburg State 4, at Penn State-Harrisburg 2
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Final
at Johns Hopkins 5, Dickinson 0
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Final
Denison 6, at Ohio Wesleyan 0
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Final
Catholic 2, at Goucher 0
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Final - OT
at Fontbonne 1, Greenville 0
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Final - 2OT
Pomona-Pitzer 1, at Cal Lutheran 1
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Final - 2OT
Kean 1, at Western Connecticut 1
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Final
Thomas More 3, at Washington and Jefferson 0
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at Ursinus 1, Washington College 0
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7:30 PM
Stevens at TCNJ
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Final
Allegheny 1, at Hiram 0
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Final
Wooster 2, at Oberlin 0
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7:30 PM
Grove City at Chatham
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Final
at Wisconsin Lutheran 2, Lakeland 0
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Final - 2OT
UW-River Falls 1, at St. Olaf 1
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Final - 2OT
at Saint Mary's (Minn.) 1, UW-La Crosse 0
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Final
at UW-Stout 6, Gustavus Adolphus 2
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8:00 PM
Clarke at Coe
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Aurora 4, at Benedictine 0
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at Marian 4, Alverno 0
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Final
Concordia (Wis.) 3, at Edgewood 2
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Sage 13, at Sarah Lawrence 0
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9:00 PM
Waynesburg at Westminster (Pa.)
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at La Verne 3, Chapman 0
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at Redlands 5, Whittier 1
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at Occidental 3, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 2
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Thursday, Oct. 23: All times Eastern
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1:30 PM
Wisconsin Lutheran at Edgewood
Live Stats
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Postponed
Christopher Newport at Salisbury
Live Stats Video
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4:00 PM
Immaculata at Washington College
Live Stats
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4:00 PM
Hardin-Simmons at University of the Ozarks
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7:30 PM
Richard Stockton at Kean
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8:00 PM
Sarah Lawrence at Yeshiva
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8:00 PM
Lake Forest at Benedictine
Live Stats Video Audio
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8:00 PM
Howard Payne at Texas-Dallas
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8:00 PM
Principia at Washington U.
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2:00 PM
Hardin-Simmons at University of the Ozarks
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5:00 PM
Central at Cornell
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6:00 PM
Howard Payne at Texas-Dallas
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6:15 PM
St. Joseph's (Bklyn.) at Berkeley College (NY)
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7:00 PM
Lynchburg at Rowan
Live Stats Audio
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7:00 PM
Mass-Boston at Emmanuel
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7:00 PM
Transylvania at Mount St. Joseph
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8:00 PM
Chicago at Wheaton (Ill.)
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Wednesday, Oct. 22: All times Eastern
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Cancelled
Muhlenberg at TCNJ
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Final
at Tufts 4, Plymouth State 0
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at Messiah 5, Hood 0
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at Luther 1, Saint Mary's (Minn.) 0
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at North Park 1, Carthage 0
Wednesday, Oct. 22: All times Eastern
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TBA
Illinois Wesleyan at Millikin
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Montclair State at Ramapo
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Final
at Connecticut College 1, Amherst 0
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Final
Emory 9, at LaGrange 0
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at Johns Hopkins 5, Dickinson 0
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7:30 PM
Stevens at TCNJ
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Thomas More 3, at Washington and Jefferson 0
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Aurora 4, at Benedictine 0
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