December 16, 2011

2012 D3soccer.com Men's All-America team


(l. to r.) Forward of the Year Nate Bascom, Midfielder of the Year Jeremy Payne, Defender of the Year Julien Aoyama, and Goalkeeper of the Year Paul Killian.

The 2012 season is in the books, and now that the new men's and women's champions have been crowned, the third annual D3soccer.com All-America teams are ready for release. This year, the teams were chosen by D3soccer.com staff, Division III soccer coaches and sports information directors from a field of over 400 nominations.

Senior Nate Bascom of Ohio Northern University is the D3soccer.com Forward of the Year.  Bascom led a Polar Bear attack which scored 3.07 goals per game, the sixth best clip in the nation, en route to a national runner-up finish. The forward proved adept at both finishing and providing: his 18 goals were second most on the team and his 18 assists were second most in the nation and set a new school record.  The two-time Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) Forward of the Year was also credited with four game-winning goals.  A four-year starter, Bascom holds the school records for career assists and for points and tied the career goals record when he tallied for the 56th time in his team's national semifinal win.  He is a repeat honoree, having been named to the D3soccer.com All-America second team a year ago. 

Messiah College sophomore Jeremy Payne is the D3soccer.com Midfielder of the Year.  In a Falcon team and a sophomore class that is deep and loaded with talent, a team-leading 17 goals has garned him special recognition.  Payne and the eventual national champions became more dynamic when he was moved back from center forward into the midfield, all ten of his assists coming after the switch with no drop-off in goal scoring.  His final tally of 44 points tied him for eleventh in the country and contributed to Messiah's 3.24 goals per game average, fourth best in the nation.  Commonwealth Conference Player of the Year honors were his to go along with the team's conference championship.  To help complete the champions' undefeated run to the title, Payne recorded assists in each of their four tournament games leading up to the final where he scored twice himself. 

Junior Julien Aoyama from Amherst College earned D3soccer.com Defender of the Year honors.  Aoyama was instrumental in both the Lord Jeff's stellar defense and potent attack during the 2012 campaign that saw Amherst go undefeated and reach the national quaterfinals.  As a dominant stopper on the right side of the backline he helped Amherst to a nation's best 0.15 goals-against-average and 85% shutout rate, a result of limiting opponents to an average of just 5.9 shots and a mere 2.0 shots-on-goal, both tops across the country as well.  But the junior right back was a dynamic, multi-dimensional player, proving capable going forward and adding to the attack.  Aoyama's four goals scored were more than the paltry three his team allowed all season and he was credited with assists on four more goals.  His 12 points were the most among NESCAC defenders and helped his team set schools records for wins and goals in a season.

Senior Paul Killian of Stevens Institute of Technology is the D3soccer.com Goalkeeper of the Year. Killian's superb 0.910 save percentage was the nation's second best and one of just two marks over 90%.  Having to deal with an average of 4 shots-on-goals per outing, his ability to turn away shots resulted in a 0.33 goals against average that ranked third in the country.  Along the way to the Empire 8 regular season and tournament championship and a place in the NCAA Sweet 16, Killian and the  Ducks posted nine straight shutouts.  The junior netminder came up big with two outstanding saves in the conference final penalty shutout, the second one clinching the title for Stevens and tournament MVP honors for himself.  He would also be selected to the Empire 8 All-Conference first team. Killian follows in the footsteps of his assistant coach Zach Carr who was D3soccer.com Goalkeeper of the Year for Stevens in 2010.

The D3soccer.com Coach of the Year is Brad McCarty of Messiah College. When McCarty took charge of the Falcons in 2009 he couldn't have inherited a program better set-up for success, but along with that came a nearly impossible standard to live up to. Yet McCarty not only continued the Messiah winning tradition, but built on that success with three national titles of his own. A 1993 Messiah graduate, McCarty had a successful collegiate career and then continued on to play professional soccer for four seasons. He returned to Messiah in 2001 to work as assistant coach for Dave Brandt. In his four seasons as head coach, McCarty has already made his mark on the storied program with a record of 86-3-3 and several outstanding recruiting classes of his own.  This season, with a young team completely of his own making, he oversaw the program's second undefeated title-winning campaign.  With his third national championship in hand and a young growing team, Coach McCarty has firmly established his own place in Division III men's soccer and created a new era at Messiah that stacks up to the previous one.

2012 MEN'S PLAYERS OF THE YEAR
Forward of the Year: Nate Bascom (Sr.), Ohio Northern
Midfielder of the Year: Jeremy Payne (So.), Messiah
Defender of the Year: Julien Aoyama (Jr.), Amherst
Goalkeeper of the Year: Paul Killian (Jr.), Stevens
2012 MEN'S ALL-AMERICANS
FIRST TEAM
Pos. Player Year School
F Nate Bascom* Sr. Ohio Northern
F Sebastiaan Jansen Sr. Union
M Jeremy Payne So. Messiah
M Kevin Cavers Jr. Loras
M Sam Ocel Sr. Brandeis
M Dan Mendoza Jr. Montclair State
D Julien Aoyama Jr. Amherst
D Carter Robbins So. Messiah
D Alex Laird * Sr. St. Lawrence
D Dan Figura Jr. Loras
GK Paul Killian Jr. Stevens
SECOND TEAM
Pos. Player Year School
F Yuri Ribiero Jr. Trinity (Texas)
F Matt Fechter Sr. Colorado College
F Eric Anderson * Sr. Babson
M Bill McGuiness Sr. Scranton
M Cody Antonini* Sr. Muhlenberg
M Brian Ramirez So. Messiah
D Zander Mrlik Sr. Vassar
D Michael Micheletti Sr. Trinity (Texas)
D Lucas Thompson Sr. Gustavus Adolphus
D Leonardo Casas Jr. Stevens
GK Than Finan Sr. Williams
THIRD TEAM
Pos. Player Year School
F Mahir Mameledzija Jr. Lake Forest
F Nick McDonald Sr. Dubuque
F Ryan Garvey Sr. Centre
M Ryan Greenhill Sr. Hiram
M Nick Holtrop Sr. Calvin
M Sam DeMello * Sr. St. Lawrence
M Chris Matejka Sr. Ohio Northern
D Chris Lerner Sr. Amherst
D Balin Larson Sr. Whitworth
D Brandon Kates Sr. Susquehanna
GK Brett Ylonen So. Gustavus Adolphus
* previous D3soccer.com All-America honors
2012 MEN'S COACH OF THE YEAR
Brad McCarty, Messiah (23-0-2) - 2012 National Champion
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SUNY-Maritime at Yeshiva
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York (N.Y.) at CCNY
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Rutgers-Newark at New Jersey City
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Massachusetts Maritime at Salve Regina
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Emmanuel at Pine Manor
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Bowdoin at Babson
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Neumann at Eastern
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Emerson at Regis (Mass.)
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Washington College at Haverford
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Moravian at Hood
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Keene State at Western New England
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Mary Washington at North Carolina Wesleyan
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Susquehanna at Penn State-Harrisburg
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Scranton at Wilkes
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Penn State-Berks at Alvernia
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Salisbury at Catholic
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Lebanon Valley at York (Pa.)
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Roger Williams at Rhode Island College
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Southern Maine at Maine-Farmington
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John Jay at Brooklyn
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Berkeley (NJ) at Centenary (N.J.)
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Dominican at Concordia-Chicago
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Bluffton at Wooster
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Washington and Jefferson at Muskingum
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Ky. Christian at Anderson
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Lehman at Manhattanville
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Rockford at Edgewood
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Wartburg at Bethel
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Buena Vista at Martin Luther
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UW-Superior at Northland
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Sage at SUNY-Purchase
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McDaniel at Dickinson
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Daniel Webster at Mass-Dartmouth
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Bridgewater (Va.) at Averett
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Loras at UW-Whitewater
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Manchester at Ohio Northern
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Lynchburg at Guilford
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Ohio Wesleyan at Capital
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University of New England at Clark
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Mass-Boston at Bridgewater State
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Fitchburg State at Elms
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Elizabethtown at Messiah
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Swarthmore at Muhlenberg
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Allegheny at Geneva
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Otterbein at Oberlin
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Randolph at Christopher Newport
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Marymount at Hampden-Sydney
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Mount St. Vincent at St. Joseph's (L.I.)
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Gettysburg at Johns Hopkins
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TCNJ at Rutgers-Camden
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John Carroll at Fredonia State
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St. Joseph's (Bklyn.) at New Rochelle
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Lycoming at Misericordia
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Valley Forge at Arcadia
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Ramapo at William Paterson
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Cal Lutheran at Pomona-Pitzer
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Whittier at Caltech
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Amherst at MIT
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Pitt-Bradford at Alfred State
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Montclair State at Kean
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Franklin and Marshall at Ursinus
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SUNY-Old Westbury at Merchant Marine
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Wentworth at Lesley
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Rowan at Stockton
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Aurora at Benedictine
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Lakeland at Wisconsin Lutheran
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Lawrence at St. Norbert
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Dubuque at Carroll
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Milwaukee Engineering at Marian
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Luther at UW-Platteville
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Augustana at Elmhurst
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Millikin at North Park
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La Verne at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
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William Paterson at Ramapo
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Cazenovia at SUNY Canton
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Catholic at St. Mary's (Md.)
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Benedictine at Aurora
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Buena Vista at Martin Luther
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UW-Superior at Northland
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Linfield at Pacific
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Greensboro at William Peace
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Colby-Sawyer at Gordon
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Mount Ida at St. Joseph's (Maine)
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St. Joseph's (L.I.) at SUNY-Old Westbury
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Ithaca at Utica
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Baldwin Wallace at Grove City
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Trine at Alma
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Farmingdale State at Mount St. Vincent
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Keene State at Middlebury
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Western New England at Smith
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Heidelberg at Bluffton
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Randolph at Guilford
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Wheaton (Mass.) at Trinity (Conn.)
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Calvin at Olivet
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Albertus Magnus at Lasell
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Misericordia at Lebanon Valley
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Roanoke at Washington and Lee
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SUNY-Maritime at John Jay
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UW-River Falls at St. Scholastica
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Alfred at Pitt-Bradford
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Wisconsin Lutheran at Lakeland
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Manhattanville at Lehman
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Dickinson at Messiah
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Rivier at Anna Maria
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Saint Mary's (Minn.) at Gustavus Adolphus
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Concordia-Chicago at Dominican
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Macalester at St. Catherine
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St. Thomas at Concordia-Moorhead
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Edgewood at Alverno
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Bethel at Carleton
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St. Olaf at Hamline
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Hanover at Spalding
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Lancaster Bible at Franklin and Marshall
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Rowan at Stockton
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Pine Manor at Emerson
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Emory at Maryville (Tenn.)
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Iowa Wesleyan at Coe
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Millikin at North Park
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Luther at UW-Platteville
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Chicago at Carthage
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Case Western Reserve at Denison
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Bridgewater (Va.) at Randolph-Macon
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St. Joseph (Conn.) at Norwich
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Albright at FDU-Florham
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Mount St. Mary at Sage
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St. Mary-Woods at Rose-Hulman
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Marymount at Gallaudet
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Suffolk at Johnson and Wales
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Berry at Piedmont
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Mary Baldwin at Ferrum
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Becker at Eastern Nazarene
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Framingham State at Roger Williams
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Berea at Centre
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Gettysburg at Frostburg State
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Penn State-Berks at Alvernia
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Stevens at Drew
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Kean at Montclair State
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Worcester State at Western Connecticut
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Eastern Mennonite at Shenandoah
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Albright at Fairleigh Dickinson
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York (Pa.) at Elizabethtown
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Albion at Kalamazoo
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Haverford at Widener
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Lycoming at Penn College
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Washington College at Delaware Valley
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Emmanuel at Simmons
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Lynchburg at Virginia Wesleyan
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Union at Westfield State
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Adrian at St. Mary's (Ind.)
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Medgar Evers at Sarah Lawrence
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Covenant at Maryville (Tenn.)
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Pomona-Pitzer at Chapman
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New Jersey City at Rutgers-Newark
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Rutgers-Camden at TCNJ
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Hiram at Otterbein
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Yeshiva at SUNY-Purchase
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Washington U. at Webster
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UW-Eau Claire at Dubuque
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Austin at Texas-Dallas
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Illinois College at Greenville
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Trevecca at Sewanee
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Augustana at Elmhurst
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Saint Benedict at Augsburg
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Loras at UW-Whitewater
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Occidental at Whittier
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Cal Lutheran at La Verne
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Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at Redlands
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Grace (IN) at Iowa Wesleyan
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MacMurray at Cornell
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4:30 PM
Southern Virginia at Greensboro
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Moody Bible at Maranatha Baptist
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Robert Morris-S'fiel at Eureka
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7:00 PM
Thomas More at DePauw
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8:15 PM
Juniata at Penn State-Altoona
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St. Joseph's (Bklyn.) at CCNY
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Cairn at Immaculata
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Clarks Summit at Bryn Athyn
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5:00 PM
Belhaven at Sul Ross State
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Finlandia at Ripon
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Grinnell at Cornell
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6:00 PM
Lesley at Rhode Island College
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6:00 PM
Washington and Jefferson at Penn State-Altoona
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7:00 PM
Mass-Dartmouth at Bridgewater State
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8:00 PM
UW-Oshkosh at Milwaukee Engineering
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Mills at Providence Christian
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Oakland City at Fontbonne
Wednesday, Sep. 28: All times Eastern
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4:00 PM
Washington College at Haverford
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6:00 PM
Loras at UW-Whitewater
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7:00 PM
Elizabethtown at Messiah
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7:00 PM
Mass-Boston at Bridgewater State
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7:00 PM
Randolph at Christopher Newport
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7:00 PM
Ohio Wesleyan at Capital
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Manchester at Ohio Northern
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Lynchburg at Guilford
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Amherst at MIT
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Franklin and Marshall at Ursinus
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Rowan at Stockton
Wednesday, Sep. 28: All times Eastern
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Dickinson at Messiah
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Rowan at Stockton
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6:00 PM
Chicago at Carthage
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Stevens at Drew
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Lynchburg at Virginia Wesleyan
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Berea at Centre
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Kean at Montclair State
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Rutgers-Camden at TCNJ
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8:00 PM
Washington U. at Webster
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Loras at UW-Whitewater