INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA Division II Women’s Soccer Committee today announced the field of 56 teams for the 2018 NCAA Division II Women’s Soccer Championship.  The Atlantic, South and South Central regions received six championship berths. The Southeast and West regions received seven championship berths. The Central, East and Midwest regions received eight championship berths. Championship berths were determined based on the number of institutions sponsoring the sport in each region.

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For first- and second-round competition, teams will compete at three- or four-team sites. Depending on the number of regional berths, the Nos. 1 and 2 seeds may have a bye in the first round. In regions with six berths, teams will be paired in their respective regions with the No. 4 seed playing the No. 5 seed; and the No. 3 seed facing the No. 6 seed. The winner of the No. 4/5 seed game will advance to play the No. 1 seed and the winner of the No. 3/6 seed game will take on the No. 2 seed. In regions with seven berths, the No. 2 seed will play the No. 7 seed in the first round. In regions with eight berths, the No. 1 seed will play the No. 8 seed in the first round. 

First round matches will take place Thursday, Nov. 8 or Friday, Nov. 9 and second round matches will take place either Saturday, Nov. 10 or Sunday, Nov. 11.  All games will be played on the campus of a participating institution and will consist of two sites per region.  The two finalists in each subregion will advance to third- and quarterfinal-round competition to be played Thursday, Nov. 15 or Friday, Nov. 16 and Saturday, Nov. 17 or Sunday, Nov. 18. The semifinals and championship games will take place Nov. 29 and Dec. 1 at Highmark Stadium in Pittsburgh hosted by Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, and SportsPITTSBURGH.

In the 2017 NCAA Division II Women’s Soccer national championship game Central Missouri defeated Carson-Newman to win the program’s first national title. Central Missouri scored the equalizer in the 90th minute to force overtime, but twenty minutes of overtime proved not enough. The Jennies finally prevailed on penalty kicks, 5-3.

The first-round sites and team matchups are as follows. All matches are scheduled for Friday, Nov. 9 and Sunday, Nov. 11, unless otherwise noted.

Atlantic Region

Millersville (14-5-0) vs. East Stroudsburg (14-6-1);
*Bloomsburg (15-2-3) vs. Winner of Millersville/East Stroudsburg.
Kutztown (14-4-1) vs. West Va. Wesleyan (13-1-4);
*West Chester (13-4-2) vs. Winner of Kutztown/West Va. Wesleyan.

Central Region

Minnesota St. (18-2-1) vs. Emporia St. (14-5-1);
*Central Okla. (20-1-0) vs. Okla. Baptist (15-4-1);
Winner of Minnesota St./Emporia St. vs. Winner of Central Okla./Okla. Baptist.
Central Mo. (16-4-1) vs. Augustana (SD) (12-5-3);

*Bemidji St. (17-0-2) vs. Minot St. (13-5-3);
Winner of Central Mo./Augustana (SD) vs. Winner of Bemidji St./Minot St.

East Region

Southern N.H. (14-4-2) vs. LIU Post (13-3-3);
*Franklin Pierce (15-1-2) vs. Caldwell (12-6-1);
Winner of Southern N.H./LIU Post vs. Winner of Franklin Pierce/Caldwell.
Mercy (12-3-1) vs. Saint Rose (13-4-3);
*Bridgeport (14-4-1) vs. Stonehill (13-6-0);
Winner of Mercy/Saint Rose vs. Winner of Bridgeport/Stonehill.

Midwest Region

Walsh (14-4-1) vs. Saginaw Valley (12-3-4);
*Grand Valley St. (20-0-1) vs. Rockhurst (11-7-2);
Winner of Walsh/Saginaw Valley vs. Winner of Grand Valley St./Rockhurst.
Ohio Valley (16-2-3) vs. Ashland (10-4-5); 
*#Ferris St. (15-3-3) vs. McKendree (13-4-1);
Winner of Ohio Valley/Ashland vs. Winner of Ferris St./McKendree.

South Region

Lee (13-6-1) vs. Rollins (9-3-5);
*West Florida (20-0-0) vs. Winner of Lee/Rollins.
Mississippi Col. (14-3-0) vs. Nova Southeastern (13-6-1);
*Barry (16-0-1) vs. Winner of Mississippi Col./Nova Southeastern.

Southeast Region

Flagler (11-3-2) vs. Limestone (17-2-0);
*Columbus St. (16-0-2) vs. Winner of Flagler/Limestone.
Lander (12-2-2) vs. Lincoln Memorial (14-4-0);
*Carson-Newman (14-4-0) vs. Catawba (13-5-0);
Winner of Lander/Lincoln Memorial vs. Winner of Carson-Newman/Catawba.

South Central Region

Westminster (UT) (15-3-2) vs. DBU (12-5-3);
*Colo. Sch. of Mines (19-1-1) vs. Winner of Westminster (UT)/DBU.
UC-Colo. Springs (15-3-2) vs. Angelo St. (12-6-2);
*West Tex. A&M (15-3-1) vs. Winner of UC-Colo. Springs/Angelo St.

West Region

Point Loma (15-1-1) vs. Chico St. (10-1-6);
*UC San Diego (17-2-1) vs. Winner of Point Loma/Chico St.
Western Wash. (16-3-1) vs. Sonoma St. (11-4-4);
*Concordia Portland (14-1-3) vs. Seattle Pacific (12-5-2);
Winner of Western Wash./Sonoma St. vs. Winner of Concordia Portland/Seattle Pacific.

Note:  * Denotes host institution. 
# Denotes contests will be played Thursday, Nov. 8 and Saturday, Nov. 10.

Conferences Receiving Automatic Qualification Berths

California Collegiate Athletic Association  UC San Diego
Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference  Caldwell
Conference Carolinas Limestone
East Coast Conference Bridgeport
Great American Conference Oklahoma Baptist
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference  Grand Valley State
Great Lakes Valley Conference  Rockhurst
Great Midwest Athletic Conference  Ohio Valley
Great Northwest Athletic Conference  Concordia Portland
Gulf South Conference  West Florida
Heartland Conference  Dallas Baptist University
Lone Star Conference  Angelo State 
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association  Central Oklahoma
Mountain East Conference  West Virginia Wesleyan
Northeast-10 Conference Franklin Pierce
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference  Minnesota State Mankato
Pacific West Conference  Point Loma 
Peach Belt Conference  Columbus State 
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference  Bloomsburg
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference  Colorado School of Mines
South Atlantic Conference  Lincoln Memorial
Sunshine State Conference  Barry

The complete 2018 NCAA Division II Women’s Soccer Championship bracket is available online at ncaa.com.

Selection criteria data through the end of the regular season is available here:

Atlantic
Central
East
Midwest
South 
Southeast
South Central
West

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