November 12, 2016

2016 Tournament Field Factoids

By Christan Shirk

As we await the start of the 2016 NCAA Division III men's and women's championship tournament, let's take a look at the tournament field.

Who's Back from Last Year's (2015) Tournament

MEN: 32 of last year's 62 participants (eleven Sweet 16 teams, six Elite 8 teams, three Final Four teams)

WOMEN: 35 of last year's 64 participants (fourteen Sweet 16 teams, seven Elite 8 teams, all Final Four teams)

First Ever Tournament Appearance

MEN (5): Dubuque, Geneva, Hanover, New England College, St. John Fisher

WOMEN (8): Buffalo State, Knox, Luther, Minnesota-Morris, Mount Union, Pacific Lutheran, Wentworth, WPI

D3Soccer.com Top 25 Ranked Teams not participating

MEN (1): #16 Colorado College (16-3-1)

WOMEN (0): --

Undefeated Teams in the Tournament

MEN (2): Chicago (16-0-2), Messiah (17-0-3)

WOMEN (6): Trinity (Texas) (20-0-0), William Smith (18-0-0), Thomas More ( 21-0-1), Knox (19-0-1), Williams (15-0-2), Pacific Lutheran (16-0-4)

Most Tournament Appearances, incl. this year (2016 participants only)

MEN (43 total championships): 39 - Ohio Wesleyan; 27 - Messiah; 26 - Rowan; 25 - Babson, Elizabethtown; 23 - Washington U.; 21 - St. Lawrence; 20 - Trinity (Tx.); 17 - Cortland State, Montclair State

WOMEN (31 total championships): 27 - William Smith; 25 - TCNJ; 22 - Trinity (Texas); 18 - Williams; 17 - Lynchburg, Messiah; 16 - Chicago, Denison, Hardin-Simmons, Scranton, Washington U.

Most Consecutive Tournament Appearances, incl. this year (2016 participants only)

MEN: 15 - Trinity (Tx.) (2002-16); 12 - Ohio Wesleyan (2005-16); 11 - Amherst, Montclair St. (2006-16); 7 - St. Lawrence (2010-16); 6 - Oneonta State (2011-16); 5 - Brandeis, St. Scholastica (2012-16)

WOMEN: 17 - Messiah (2000-16); 14 - Hardin-Simmons (2003-16); 12 - Johns Hopkins (2005-16); 11 - Washington U. (2006-16); 10 - Lynchburg, William Smith, Williams (2007-16); 8 - Trinity (Texas) (2009-16); 7 - Lasell, Springfield (2010-16)

Most Years Since Previous Tournament Appearance

MEN: 23 yrs. - Benedictine (1993); 21 yrs. - St. Thomas (1995); 11 yrs. - Maryville (Tenn.), Worcester (2005); 10 yrs. - Elizabethtown, St. Norbert (2006); 9 yrs. - John Carroll (2007); 6 yrs. - Kean (2010); 5 yrs. - five team

WOMEN: 11 yrs. - Arcadia (2005); 8 yrs. - Marywood (2008); 7 yrs. - St. Thomas, Washington and Lee (2009); 5 yrs. - Elms (2011)

Most Tournament Wins All-Time (2016 participants only)

MEN: 74 - Messiah; 64 - Ohio Wesleyan; 39 - Trinity (Tx.); 32 - Rowan; 30 - Babson; 29 - St. Lawrence, Washington U.; 24 - Amherst; 23 - Elizabethtown; 22 - Scranton

WOMEN: 56 - Messiah; 55 -TCNJ; 48 - William Smith; 30 - Williams; 28 - Washington U.; 26 - Amherst; 25 - Trinity (Texas); 24 - Lycnhburg; 20 - Chicago, Johns Hopkins

Highest Tournament Winning Percentage All-Time, min.10 games (2016 participants only)

MEN: .832 - Messiah (74-13-5); .735 - Oneonta State (12-4-1), .714 Tufts (10-4-0); .686 - Trinity (Texas) (39-16-3); .656 - Amherst (24-11-7); .650 - Ohio Wesleyan (64-33-6); .636 - Brandeis (21-12-0); .620 - Redlands (14-8-3); .612 St. Lawrence (29-18-2); .606 Babson (30-19-3) 

WOMEN: .843 - Messiah (56-8-6); .727 Carnegie Mellon (7-2-2); .715 - TCNJ (55-21-3); .695 - Amherst (26-10-5); .690 - William Smith (48-19-9); .656 - Washington U. (28-13-7); .652 - Middlebury (15-8-0); .647 - Williams (30-15-6); .631 - Lynchburg (24-13-5); .607 - Montclair State (8-5-1)

Most Tournament Appearances Without a Tournament Win (aka Most Desperate for First Tournament Win)

MEN: 5 - Eastern (0-5-1), St. Scholastica (0-5-0), Worcester (0-5-1); 3 - Daniel Webster (0-3-0)

WOMEN: 8 - Farmingdale State (0-8-0), Penn State-Behrend (0-8-0); 3 - Arcadia (0-2-1), Colby-Sawyer (0-3-0), Penn State-Berks (0-3-0), Piedmont (0-3-0)

Most Represented Conferences

MEN: 5 - UAA; 4 - NJAC; 3 - NCAC; 2 - eight conferences

WOMEN: 5 - NESCAC; 4 - UAA; 3 - Centennial, NJAC, ODAC; 2 - five conferences

Representation by Region

MEN: 11 - New England; 9 - Mid-Atlantic, South Atlantic, Great Lakes; 7 - East; 6 - Central, North; 5 - West

WOMEN: 14 - New England; 9 - Mid-Atlantic, South Atlantic; 7 - Great Lakes, North; 6 - East Central, West

Most Representated States

MEN: 9 - Pennsylvania, New York; 8 - Massachusetts; 5 - New Jersey; 4 - Ohio; 3 - Virginia, Wisconsin

WOMEN: 9 - Pennsylvania, Massachusetts; 5 - New York; 4 - New Jersey, Virginia; 3 - Connecticut, Illinois, Minnesota, Ohio

Schools Represented in Both Men's and Women's Tournaments (20)

Amherst, Brandeis, Carnegie Mellon, Centre, Chicago, Christopher Newport, Hanover, Luther, Lynchburg, Messiah, Montclair State, Penn State-Behrend, Rowan, Scranton, St. Thomas, Trinity (Texas), UW-Whitewater, Washington and Lee, Washington U., Worcester State

Longest Active Winning Streaks Entering the Tournament

MEN: 14 - Geneva, Maryville (Tenn.); 12 - Cortland State, Messiah; 11 - Carthage; 10 - Amherst; 9 - Kenyon, Merchant Marine;  8 - Calvin, Penn State-Behrend

WOMEN: 20 - Trinity (Tx.); 19 - Hardin-Simmons, UW-Whitewater; 18 - Lasell, William Smith; 17 - Thomas More; 15 - Messiah, Scranton; 14 - Buffalo State; 12 - Amherst, Knox

Longest Active Unbeaten Streaks Entering the Tournament

MEN: 18 - Penn State-Behrend; 14 - Geneva, Maryville (Tenn.); 12 - Cortland State, Christopher Newport; 11 - Carthage; 10 -  Amherst, Westminster (Mo.); 9 - Kenyon, Merchant Marine

WOMEN: 39 - William Smith; 26 - Williams; 20 - Knox, Thomas More, Trinity (Tx.); 19 - Hardin-Simmons, Lasell, UW-Whitewater; 16 - Scranton; 15 - Messiah, Buffalo State

Highest 2016 Goals Per Game (tournament participants only)

MEN: 3.95 - Maryville (Tenn.); 3.89 - Morrisville State; 3.55 - Ohio Northern; 3.45 - Springfield; 3.40 - Calvin, Mass-Boston; 3.09 - Montclair State; 3.05 - Rowan, Kean; 2.95 - Trinity (Texas)

WOMEN: 5.29 - Penn State-Berks; 4.55 - Trinity (Texas; 4.20 - Hardin-Simmons; 4.15 - Penn State-Behrend;3.94 - William Smith; 3.89 - Stevens; 3.61 - Hanover, TCNJ; 3.60 - Webster; 3.47 - Lynchburg

Lowest 2016 Goals Against Average (tournament participants only)

MEN: 0.27 - Chicago; 0.32 - St. Joseph's (Maine); 0.34 - St. Thomas; 0.42 - Cortland State; 0.43 - Messiah; 0.50 - Calvin, Lynchburg, Penn State-Behrend; 0.54 - Trinity (Texas); 0.57 - Ohio Northern

WOMEN: 0.14 - Thomas More; 0.15 - Hardin-Simmons, Knox, Lynchburg; 0.22 - William Smith; 0.25 - St. Thomas, Trinity (Texas); 0.26 - Rowan; 0.29 - Pacific Lutheran;0.31 - Nazareth

Most Shutouts Posted in 2016 (tournament participants only)

MEN: 15 - St. Joseph's (Maine), St.Thomas; 14 - Chicago, Cortland State; 13 - Messiah, Penn State-Behrend; 12 - Calvin, Daniel Webster, Lynchburg, Ohio Northern, Trinity (Texas)

WOMEN: 18 - Thomas More; 17 - Hardin-Simmons, Knox; 16 - Lynchburg, Misericordia, Pacific Lutheran, Rowan; 15 - Elms, St. Thomas, Trinity (Texas)

 


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