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
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Newbury at Suffolk
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Curry at Colby-Sawyer
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Warren Wilson at William Peace
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Eastern Nazarene at Lesley
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Franklin and Marshall at Alvernia
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TBA
Howard Payne at University of Dallas
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Illinois Wesleyan at Fontbonne
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Olivet at Rochester (Mich.)
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Kenyon at Otterbein
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Emmanuel at Daniel Webster
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Stevenson at Gwynedd-Mercy
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Mass-Dartmouth at Framingham State
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Lake Michigan College at Kalamazoo
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Randolph-Macon at Widener
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Hampden-Sydney at Penn State-Harrisburg
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Staten Island at Farmingdale State
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Eastern Connecticut at Babson
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Moravian at Cairn
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Wilkes at Penn State-Berks
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St. Joseph (Vt.) at Southern Vermont
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Vassar at Western Connecticut
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Randolph at York (Pa.)
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North Central (Minn.) at Maranatha Baptist
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St. Norbert at Lakeland
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Sage at RPI
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Wentworth at Wheaton (Mass.)
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Franklin at Wabash
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Manhattanville at Elms
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Wesley at McDaniel
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Heidelberg at Oberlin
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Northwestern (Minn.) at St. Olaf
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Bethel at Simpson
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Chicago at Dominican
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University of the Ozarks at Lyon
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St. Louis Christian at Blackburn
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Mitchell at New England College
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Austin vs. Spalding at Centre
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Wheelock at Johnson State
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UW-Superior at Macalester
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Wisconsin Lutheran at Beloit
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Lawrence at Concordia (Wis.)
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Puget Sound at Pacific Union
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Greenville at Alma
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Spalding at Austin
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Minnesota-Morris at Carleton
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Rockford at Northland
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North Idaho Col. at Whitworth
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Worcester State at Keene State
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Washington College at Neumann
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Emory and Henry at Ferrum
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Lawrence Tech (Mich.) at Ohio Northern
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Becker at Massachusetts Maritime
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Muskingum at Carnegie Mellon
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Berry at Covenant
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Bluffton at Adrian
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Yeshiva at St. Joseph's (Bklyn.)
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Massachusetts College at Montclair State
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Johns Hopkins at Goucher
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Hanover at DePauw
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Thomas More at Denison
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FDU-Florham at Drew
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Mass-Boston at Roger Williams
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Susquehanna at Ursinus
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St. Joseph's (L.I.) at William Paterson
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Eastern Mennonite at Southern Virginia
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Mount Union at Case Western Reserve
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Principia at Rose-Hulman
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St. Joseph's (Maine) at Thomas
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Sewanee at LaGrange
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Georgetown (Ky.) at Centre
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McMurry at Westminster (Mo.)
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Washington U. at Webster
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Lake Forest at Benedictine
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Gustavus Adolphus at Wartburg
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Huntingdon at Birmingham-Southern
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Illinois Tech at Marian
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Concordia (Texas) at Southwestern
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Augsburg at Cal Lutheran
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George Fox at Occidental
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Warner Pacific at Willamette
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Pacific Lutheran at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
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Franciscan at Marietta
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Brockport State at St. Lawrence
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Averett at Mary Washington
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Castleton at Coast Guard
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Morrisville State at Nazareth
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Wilson at Salisbury
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Norwich at New Paltz State
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Stockton at Marymount
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Catholic at Frostburg State
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Salve Regina at Plattsburgh State
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Juniata at Geneva
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Springfield at Lasell
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Finlandia at Rockford
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Colorado College at Concordia-Moorhead
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Calvin at Capital
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Westfield State at Southern Maine
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Trine at Anderson
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Elmhurst at Earlham
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Salem State at Plymouth State
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North Carolina Wesleyan at Lynchburg
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Berea at Transylvania
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Allegheny at Virginia Wesleyan
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North Central (Minn.) at Emmaus
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Georgetown (Ky.) vs. Spalding at Centre
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Mount Aloysius at York (N.Y.)
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Knox at St. Scholastica
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Alfred State at St. Vincent
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Buena Vista at St. Thomas
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Hope at Ohio Wesleyan
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TCNJ at Dickinson
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McDaniel at Gallaudet
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Husson at Gordon
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Hobart at Elizabethtown
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Carthage at Endicott
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Johnson & Wales (FL) at Johnson and Wales
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Iowa Wesleyan at Crown
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Kean at Rochester
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Hiram at Baldwin Wallace
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Messiah at Roanoke
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Maine Maritime at University of New England
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Austin at Centre
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Minnesota-Morris at UW-Whitewater
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St. Olaf at Dubuque
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Augsburg at UC Santa Cruz
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Fontbonne at Chapman
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George Fox at La Verne
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Pine Manor at Newbury
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TBA at Hiram
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Farmingdale State at Medgar Evers
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Anna Maria at Regis (Mass.)
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William Peace at Southern Virginia
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Mount Ida at Lesley
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Daniel Webster at Colby-Sawyer
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University of Dallas at Hendrix
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Pacific Lutheran at Pomona-Pitzer
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Mass-Boston at Wentworth
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Clark at Rhode Island College
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Bethany at Johns Hopkins
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Gwynedd-Mercy at Goucher
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Wheaton (Ill.) at Rose-Hulman
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Washington and Lee at Oneonta State
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Alfred State at Catholic
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UC Clermont at Mount St. Joseph
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Alumni at Maine-Farmington
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Kalamazoo at DePauw
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Concordia-Chicago at Bluffton
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Curry at Johnson State
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Emerson at Emmanuel
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Sage at Union
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Stevenson at Randolph-Macon
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Fitchburg State at Keene State
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Stockton at Mary Washington
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Salve Regina at Plattsburgh State
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Penn State-Harrisburg at D'Youville
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Rutgers-Newark at Babson
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Immaculata at Penn State-Berks
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Morrisville State at Rochester Tech
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Castleton at Westfield State
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MIT at Stevens
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Crown at Wisconsin Lutheran
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Montclair State at Roger Williams
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Massachusetts College at Becker
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John Carroll at Brandeis
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Mount Aloysius at SUNY-Old Westbury
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Berry at Wooster
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Fredonia State at Merchant Marine
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Brockport State at Clarkson
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Milwaukee Engineering at Hamline
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Northwestern (Minn.) at Bethel
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Texas-Dallas at Chicago
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New England College at Nichols
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Wesley at Eastern Mennonite
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Trine at Earlham
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Emory and Henry at Valley Forge
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MacMurray at Manchester
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Maine-Presque Isle at Lyndon State
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Elmhurst at Anderson
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Luther at Carleton
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Albion at Grinnell
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Blackburn at Moody Bible
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Thiel at Franciscan
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3:30 PM
Averett at Marymount
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3:30 PM
Norwich at Oswego State
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3:30 PM
Central at Alma
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Gettysburg at Scranton
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Juniata at Grove City
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TCNJ at Elizabethtown
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3:30 PM
Iowa Wesleyan at Martin Luther
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DeSales at Bridgewater (Va.)
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Hilbert at Wells
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Haverford at Western New England
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Rutgers-Camden at Salisbury
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4:00 PM
Lynchburg at Messiah
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4:00 PM
Finlandia at Northland
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4:00 PM
St. Scholastica at Gustavus Adolphus
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4:00 PM
Macalester at UW-Whitewater
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4:00 PM
Carroll at St. John's
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4:30 PM
Texas-Tyler at Oglethorpe
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4:30 PM
Hope at Capital
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4:30 PM
Coast Guard at Southern Maine
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5:00 PM
Ursinus at Misericordia
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5:00 PM
Husson at Endicott
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5:00 PM
Carnegie Mellon at Mount Union
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5:00 PM
Maryville (Tenn.) at TBA
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Baldwin Wallace at TBA
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5:00 PM
Westminster (Mo.) at Simpson
Video
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Rhodes at University of the Ozarks
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Occidental at Whitworth
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5:30 PM
Puget Sound at Simpson (CA)
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Hood at Drew
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Shenandoah at Ferrum
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Penn State-Altoona at Alfred
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Hobart at Dickinson
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6:30 PM
North Carolina Wesleyan at Roanoke
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Calvin at Ohio Wesleyan
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Oberlin at Ohio Northern
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Carthage at Gordon
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Albright at Swarthmore
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7:00 PM
Texas-Tyler at Emory
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7:00 PM
SUNY-Cobleskill at Southern Vermont
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7:00 PM
Framingham State at Eastern Nazarene
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7:00 PM
Coe at UW-Platteville
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7:30 PM
Covenant at Wilmington
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7:30 PM
Neumann at Moravian
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Baldwin Wallace at TBA
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Southwestern at Mary Hardin-Baylor
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Corban at Linfield
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Whitman at Cal Lutheran
Sunday, Sep. 4: All times Eastern
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Penn State-Harrisburg at TBA
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Mass-Dartmouth at Suffolk
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TBA at Johnson and Wales
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Greensboro at Virginia Wesleyan
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University of Dallas at Rhodes
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Merchant Marine at Johns Hopkins
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University of New England at St. Joseph's (Maine)
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Newbury at Johnson State
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WPI at Worcester State
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Wentworth at Lasell
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Kean at St. John Fisher
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Penn State-Altoona at Penn College
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Carroll at Hamline
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Saint Mary's (Minn.) at North Park
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Case Western Reserve at Thomas More
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Central at Olivet
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Emerson at Curry
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William Paterson at Babson
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Berry at Berea
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Springfield at Western Connecticut
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Hanover at Wabash
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Allegheny at Christopher Newport
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Alvernia at York (Pa.)
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Lycoming at Franklin and Marshall
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Sewanee vs. Louisiana College at Birmingham-Southern
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Clark at Roger Williams
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Bethany at Fredonia State
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Piedmont at Guilford
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Wesley at Bridgewater (Va.)
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Cabrini at Scranton
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Marietta at Denison
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Kenyon at Heidelberg
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New Jersey City at Yeshiva
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Concordia (Wis.) at Lake Forest
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Martin Luther at Wisconsin Lutheran
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Colorado College at St. Thomas
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Texas-Dallas at Illinois Tech
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Keuka at Rochester
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Washington and Lee at Rowan
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Bethany Lutheran at Beloit
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Hood at FDU-Florham
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Me.-Fort Kent at Maine Maritime
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Southern State College at Mount St. Joseph
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Concordia-Chicago at Manchester
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Adrian at Muskingum
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DeSales at Eastern Mennonite
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Maine-Presque Isle at Maine-Farmington
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Wooster at Transylvania
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Franklin at Birmingham-Southern
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Stevenson at Hampden-Sydney
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Haverford at Brandeis
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Geneseo State at Swarthmore
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Ramapo at Eastern Connecticut
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Milwaukee Engineering at St. John's
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Albion at Loras
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Knox at Gustavus Adolphus
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Cornell at Blackburn
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Maryville (Tenn.) at Oglethorpe
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Buena Vista at Concordia-Moorhead
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Plymouth State at New England College
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Mount St. Vincent at Drew
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Elmira at Susquehanna
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Augustana at Aurora
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Hendrix at University of the Ozarks
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North Central (Ill.) at Carleton
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La Verne at St. Katherine
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Lakeland at Illinois Wesleyan
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Maryville (Tenn.) at TBA
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Maryville (Tenn.) at Emory
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Oregon Tech at Linfield
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George Fox at Whittier
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Fontbonne at Redlands
No contests today.
No contests today.