November 14, 2019

2019 NCAA Tournament Field Factoids

By Christan Shirk

As we await the start of the 2019 NCAA Division III men's and women's championship tournament, let's take a look at the tournament field.

PART 1 - THE PARTICIPANTS

Who's Back from Last Year's (2018) Tournament

MEN:  26 of last year's 62 participants (eleven Sweet 16 teams, five Elite 8 teams, two Final Four teams)

WOMEN:  32 of last year's 64 participants (fourteen Sweet 16 teams, seven Elite 8 teams, all Final Four teams)

First Ever Tournament Appearance

MEN (4):  Eastern Nazarene, John Jay, Penn State-Harrisburg (by AQ berth) and Central (by Pool C at-large berth)

WOMEN (6):  Cairn, John Jay, Maine Maritime, Monmouth, Southwestern, Utica (all by AQ berth)

D3Soccer.com Top 25 Ranked Teams not participating

MEN (0):  --

WOMEN (1):  No. 25 Washington and Lee (16-2-2)

Undefeated Teams in the Tournament

MEN (0):  --

WOMEN (3):  Centre (21-0-0), Pitt-Greensburg (19-0-1), Randolph-Macon (20-0-1)

 


Most Tournament Appearances, incl. this year (2019 participants only)

MEN (out of 46 total championships):  41 - Ohio Wesleyan  |  30 - Messiah  |  28 - Rowan  |  26 - Babson  |  23 - Trinity (Tx.)  |  19 - Montclair St., Rochester  |  18 - Amherst, Calvin, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps  |  17 - Colorado College, Johns Hopkins

WOMEN (out of 34 total championships):  30 - William Smith  |  29 - TCNJ  |  25 - Trinity (Tx.)  |  22 - Wheaton...

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CHRISTAN SHIRK

Christan Shirk

 

Christan Shirk is a Messiah College graduate (1993, Civil Engineering) and has been a keen and passionate observer of D-III soccer for over a decade and a half. Never more than a rec-league player himself, Chris brings an analytical approach and nationwide perspective to D3soccer.com. He loves D-III soccer history, statistical number-crunching, and off-the-radar action, all of which he gladly shares with his readers when he's able to find time to write. [see full bio]

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