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
Monday, Oct. 16: All times Eastern
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Final
John Jay 2, at New Jersey City 1
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3:00 PM
Carleton at St. Scholastica
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at Penn State-Abington 1, Penn State-Berks 0
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4:45 PM
Centre at Campbellsville
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William Paterson 5, at Baruch 2
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Rowan 6, at Brooklyn 0
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at Emory and Henry 3, Hiwassee 0
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Villa Maria at Alfred State
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Washington and Jefferson at Thiel
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Rutgers-Camden 2, at Swarthmore 1
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Mass-Boston 3, at Emmanuel 0
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at Augsburg 6, Martin Luther 0
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at William Penn 3, Iowa Wesleyan 1
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4 Ottawa (Ariz.)
0 La Verne
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Suffolk 6, at Pine Manor 1
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Cancelled
Anna Maria at Newbury
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at Concordia-Chicago 1, Wisconsin Lutheran 0
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St. Scholastica 2, at Macalester 2
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at St. Catherine 1, UW-River Falls 0
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Centre at Asbury
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6:30 PM
Medgar Evers at CCNY
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7:00 PM
Washington and Jefferson at Thiel
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at Roger Williams 1, Lasell 0
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7:00 PM
Brooklyn at William Paterson
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at Illinois Tech 4, North Park 1
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UW-Whitewater at Edgewood
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at Marian 10, Rockford 0
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8:30 PM
Illinois Wesleyan at Wheaton (Ill.)
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2nd half - 25:57
0 Caltech
5 Cal Lutheran
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Principia at MacMurray
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2:30 PM
Geneva at Thomas More
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2:30 PM
Colby at Bowdoin
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Delaware Valley at DeSales
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Suffolk at Lasell
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Scranton at Elmira
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Lyndon State at Plymouth State
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Maine Maritime at Maine-Farmington
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Newbury at Pine Manor
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Messiah at Lycoming
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3:30 PM
Farmingdale State at Mount St. Vincent
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4:00 PM
Lancaster Bible at Gallaudet
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4:00 PM
Neumann at Centenary (N.J.)
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4:00 PM
Cortland State at Hobart
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4:00 PM
Marywood at Keystone
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4:00 PM
SUNY-Cobleskill at Morrisville State
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4:00 PM
Denison at Wabash
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4:00 PM
Wheelock at Dean
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4:15 PM
Minnesota-Morris at Martin Luther
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4:15 PM
Northwestern (Minn.) at UW-Superior
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4:15 PM
North Central (Minn.) at Northland
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4:30 PM
Cazenovia at Wells
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Rivier at Regis (Mass.)
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Covenant at Huntingdon
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Greensboro at Ferrum
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SUNY-Maritime at SUNY-Purchase
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6:00 PM
Medgar Evers at Lehman
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6:00 PM
Framingham State at Emerson
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Gustavus Adolphus at Dakota Wesleyan
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6:30 PM
Johnson State at Castleton
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7:00 PM
Hope at Olivet
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7:00 PM
Wesleyan at Wheaton (Mass.)
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Montclair State at Alfred
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Shenandoah at Randolph-Macon
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7:00 PM
Mass-Dartmouth at Bridgewater State
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Lebanon Valley at Stevenson
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7:00 PM
Kenyon at Ohio Wesleyan
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Muskingum at Mount Union
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Trine at Kalamazoo
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Coast Guard at Massachusetts Maritime
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Eastern Connecticut at Trinity (Conn.)
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7:00 PM
John Carroll at Otterbein
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Marietta at Capital
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Albright at Alvernia
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Wilmington at Ohio Northern
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LaGrange at Piedmont
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Alma at Calvin
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Southern Vermont at Elms
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Adrian at Albion
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Eastern at King's
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Widener at Arcadia
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Allegheny at Oberlin
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Heidelberg at Baldwin Wallace
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Wilkes at Misericordia
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FDU-Florham at Manhattanville
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Wooster at Hiram
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DePauw at Wittenberg
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Stevens at Rutgers-Newark
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Grove City at Thiel
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7:30 PM
Wilson at Juniata
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8:00 PM
St. Joseph's (Bklyn.) at Yeshiva
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8:00 PM
Becker at Lesley
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8:00 PM
University of the Ozarks at Hendrix
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Millikin at Illinois Wesleyan
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8:15 PM
Bethany Lutheran at Crown
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8:30 PM
Loras at Wartburg
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Maine Maritime at Maine-Farmington
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Northwestern (Minn.) at UW-Superior
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North Central (Minn.) at Northland
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Minnesota-Morris at Martin Luther
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3:00 PM
Roger Williams at Western New England
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Lyndon State at St. Joseph (Vt.)
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Lesley at Tufts
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MIT at Babson
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Mount St. Mary at SUNY-Old Westbury
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Notre Dame (Md.) at Cairn
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4:00 PM
Hampshire at Green Mountain
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4:00 PM
Penn State-Berks at Penn State-Abington
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4:00 PM
Johnson State at Castleton
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4:00 PM
Rosemont at Immaculata
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4:00 PM
Hood at Goucher
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Mass-Boston at Framingham State
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4:00 PM
Wheelock at Dean
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4:00 PM
Eastern Mennonite at Hollins
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4:00 PM
Shenandoah at Washington and Lee
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Springfield at Smith
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WPI at Wheaton (Mass.)
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4:00 PM
Denison at Grove City
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Clarks Summit at Neumann
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4:30 PM
Geneva at Thomas More
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Wilson at Juniata
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5:00 PM
Maranatha Baptist at Rockford
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North Carolina Wesleyan at Meredith
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Oneonta State at SUNY Poly
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6:00 PM
Lancaster Bible at Gallaudet
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6:00 PM
Massachusetts College at Albany Pharmacy
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6:00 PM
SUNY-Cobleskill at Morrisville State
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6:00 PM
University of the Ozarks at Hendrix
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6:00 PM
Bethany Lutheran at Crown
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Loras at Wartburg
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Sierra Nevada at Mills
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7:00 PM
Marywood at Gwynedd-Mercy
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7:00 PM
Sarah Lawrence at York (N.Y.)
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7:00 PM
Cazenovia at Wells
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7:00 PM
Mount St. Vincent at St. Joseph's (L.I.)
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7:00 PM
Centenary (N.J.) at Stockton
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7:00 PM
Emerson at Coast Guard
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7:00 PM
Washington College at Cabrini
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7:00 PM
Wellesley at Clark
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7:00 PM
Southern Vermont at Becker
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7:00 PM
Salve Regina at Nichols
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7:00 PM
Newbury at Mount Ida
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7:30 PM
Rivier at Regis (Mass.)
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8:00 PM
Yeshiva at St. Joseph's (Bklyn.)
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8:00 PM
SUNY-Maritime at SUNY-Purchase
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8:00 PM
Waynesburg at Chatham
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8:00 PM
Aurora at Benedictine
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8:00 PM
William Penn at Simpson
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8:00 PM
UW-Stout at Saint Mary's (Minn.)
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Monday, Oct. 16: All times Eastern
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Final
Rowan 6, at Brooklyn 0
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Monday, Oct. 16: All times Eastern
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8:30 PM
Illinois Wesleyan at Wheaton (Ill.)