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
Wednesday, Oct. 1: All times Eastern
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Final
at North Carolina Wesleyan 3, Methodist 1
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Bluffton 4, at Kuyper 1
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Dominican 3, at Aurora 0
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Augsburg 2, at Concordia-Moorhead 0
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3:00 PM
Brooklyn at Hunter
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3:00 PM
Rutgers-Newark at Ramapo
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Final
at Penn State-Berks 3, Delaware Valley 2
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at Massachusetts College 5, SUNY-Cobleskill 0
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at Connecticut College 1, Framingham State 0
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at Bowdoin 4, Husson 0
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Southern Maine 3, at Maine-Farmington 1
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Eastern 4, at York (Pa.) 1
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2nd half - 00:00
2 Fredonia State
1 Cazenovia
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Final - 2OT
Catholic 0, at Salisbury 0
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at Albion 2, Adrian 0
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at Capital 2, Ohio Wesleyan 1
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Kalamazoo 1, at Alma 0
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Postponed
Pine Manor at Wheelock
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4:00 PM
Bethany at Penn St.-New Kens.
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4:00 PM
Albright at DeSales
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Final
at Coast Guard 6, Mitchell 0
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4:00 PM
Neumann at Immaculata
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4:00 PM
Cabrini at Gwynedd-Mercy
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at Johnson and Wales 1, Springfield 0
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at Haverford 2, Washington College 0
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at Sage 6, Southern Vermont 0
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4:00 PM
Davis at Valley Forge Christ.
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Final
at Calvin 7, Trine 0
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Final
Washington and Lee 1, at Eastern Mennonite 0
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Roanoke 3, at Bridgewater (Va.) 1
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Western Connecticut 2, at Albertus Magnus 1
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Rosemont 4, at Keystone 3
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at Marywood 5, Baptist Bible 0
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Final - OT
Christopher Newport 2, at Greensboro 1
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Otterbein 3, at Ohio Christian 0
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Final - 2OT
at Williams 2, Middlebury 1
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4:30 PM
Augustana at St. Ambrose
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at Baruch 4, Medgar Evers 2
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at Regis (Mass.) 2, Eastern Nazarene 0
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5:00 PM
York (N.Y.) at Lehman
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Final
Piedmont 3, at LaGrange 2
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Ferrum 3, at William Peace 1
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at Gustavus Adolphus 5, Saint Mary's (Minn.) 0
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Benedictine 10, at Rockford 1
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Final - 2OT
Concordia (Wis.) 1, at UW-Whitewater 1
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Final
Concordia-Chicago 2, at Beloit 1
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Final - 2OT
Alfred St. 1, at Elmira 1
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University of New England 6, at Clark 2
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Simpson 7, at Buena Vista 1
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at Daniel Webster 1, Rivier 0
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at Dickinson 2, McDaniel 0
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St. Vincent 3, at Penn State-Altoona 2
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Montclair State at William Paterson
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Emerson 5, at Emmanuel 3
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Scranton 2, at Wilkes 1
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at Amherst 2, Western New England 1
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Keene State 5, at Castleton State 0
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Buffalo 2, at Houghton 0
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Drew 2, at St. Joseph's (L.I.) 0
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at Penn State-Harrisburg 2, Penn State-Abington 0
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at Emory 2, Oglethorpe 1
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Final - 2OT
Averett 2, at Guilford 1
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at Johns Hopkins 3, Gettysburg 0
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Final - 2OT
Hampden-Sydney 0, at Randolph 0
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at Fitchburg State 3, Nichols 2
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at Keuka 4, SUNY ESF 0
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at Hope 3, Olivet 2
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Worcester State 2, at Elms 1
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Final - 2OT
Baldwin-Wallace 3, at Oberlin 2
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at Rowan 1, Rutgers-Camden 0
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7:00 PM
Mount St. Vincent at Arcadia
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Heidelberg 2, at Denison 1
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Pomona-Pitzer 1, at Caltech 0
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Final
at Kean 2, New Jersey City 1
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Final - 2OT
Thomas 2, at Colby 2
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7:30 PM
Staten Island at TCNJ
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at Case Western Reserve 2, Hiram 0
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at Bates 9, Newbury 0
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8:00 PM
King's (NY) at Yeshiva
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Wentworth 3, at Lesley 1
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8:00 PM
Nebraska Wesleyan at Doane
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8:00 PM
Wartburg at Luther
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North Central (Ill.) 3, at Milwaukee Engineering 1
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8:00 PM
Marian at Wisconsin Lutheran
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8:00 PM
Robert Morris-Chi. at North Park
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Final
at Edgewood 2, Lakeland 0
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2nd half - 04:26
3 Wheaton (Ill.)
2 UW-Platteville
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8:30 PM
Mount St. Mary at Sarah Lawrence
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8:30 PM
Anderson at Cincinnati Christian
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8:30 PM
Dubuque at Loras
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8:30 PM
Greenville at Millikin
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10:00 PM
Redlands at Whittier
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1st half - 26:00
0 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
0 Occidental
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TBA
King's at Rosemont
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Cancelled
Staten Island at Sarah Lawrence
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3:00 PM
Ramapo at Rutgers-Newark
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Kean 3, at New Jersey City 0
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Southern Virginia 6, at Chowan 1
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Haverford 2, at Moravian 0
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4:00 PM
Cedar Crest at Centenary (N.J.)
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at Hamilton 5, Utica 0
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Berry 5, at Agnes Scott 0
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4:00 PM
Marywood at Ithaca
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St. Mary's (Md.) 2, at Mary Washington 1
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at Becker 3, Rhode Island College 0
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Immaculata 2, at Baptist Bible 1
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at Wheaton (Mass.) 2, Keene State 1
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at Farmingdale State 3, Manhattanville 0
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at Washington College 2, Delaware Valley 0
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Final - OT
Methodist 2, at North Carolina Wesleyan 1
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at Salem 4, Guilford 0
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at Wilkes 1, Scranton 0
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Alma 3, at Trine 0
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at Meredith 7, Mary Baldwin 0
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Rockford 2, at Eureka 1
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at Concordia-Chicago 7, Mount Mary 0
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Bridgewater (Va.) 3, at Randolph-Macon 0
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Virginia Wesleyan 6, at Sweet Briar 0
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at Penn State-Harrisburg 2, Marymount 1
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Regis (Mass.) 1, at Thomas 0
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at Wilson 3, Christendom 2
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at Hamline 3, St. Olaf 1
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at St. Thomas 5, Bethel 1
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5:00 PM
Coe at Central
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UW-Eau Claire 3, at UW-Superior 0
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at Concordia-Moorhead 2, Augsburg 1
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at Carleton 1, St. Catherine's 0
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at Anna Maria 2, Rivier 1
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at Husson 3, Me.-Machias 0
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Massachusetts Maritime 2, at Fisher 1
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6:00 PM
Greenville at Millikin
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6:00 PM
Dubuque at Loras
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6:00 PM
Nebraska Wesleyan at Doane
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Final
UW-Whitewater 2, at UW-Platteville 1
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6:00 PM
Wartburg at Luther
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6:30 PM
Valley Forge Christ. at Washington Adventist
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Final - 2OT
Johnson and Wales 0, at Albertus Magnus 0
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Middlebury 4, at Skidmore 0
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Piedmont 2, at LaGrange 1
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at Plymouth State 3, Lyndon State 2
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7:00 PM
William Paterson at Montclair State
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Mass-Dartmouth 3, at Bridgewater State 1
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at Messiah 4, Elizabethtown 1
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at Maryville (Tenn.) 3, Covenant 1
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St. Joseph (Conn.) 1, at Norwich 0
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Emmanuel 8, at Mount Ida 2
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at Rose-Hulman 5, St. Mary-Woods 0
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at Otterbein 2, Hiram 0
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Final
Gettysburg 2, at Susquehanna 0
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7:00 PM
TCNJ at Richard Stockton
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7:00 PM
Yeshiva at Mount St. Vincent
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Penn State-Berks 1, at Alvernia 0
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at Lynchburg 10, Randolph 0
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Final
at Roger Williams 2, Framingham State 1
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7:00 PM
Albright at FDU-Florham
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Final - 2OT
Washington and Lee 1, at Shenandoah 0
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7:00 PM
Houghton at Hartwick
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Final - 2OT
Muhlenberg 3, at DeSales 3
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Final
Lycoming 4, at Penn College 2
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at SUNY-Maritime 1, John Jay 0
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York (Pa.) 3, at Wesley 1
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at Coast Guard 1, Salve Regina 0
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Ferrum 4, at William Peace 1
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Rowan 4, at Rutgers-Camden 0
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at Mount St. Mary 3, Drew 1
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Roanoke 1, at Eastern Mennonite 0
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Centre 3, at Transylvania 0
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at Western Connecticut 2, Worcester State 0
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at Pomona-Pitzer 2, Chapman 1
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at Ursinus 3, Bryn Mawr 0
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Williams 2, at Springfield 0
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Hood 7, at Gallaudet 0
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OT2 - 02:15
2 St. Joseph's (Maine)
2 Suffolk
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Lasell 2, at Simmons 1
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Postponed
UW-River Falls at UW-Stout
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Final
Trinity (Texas) 4, at Southwestern 0
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Final
North Park 2, at Illinois Tech 1
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8:00 PM
Gustavus Adolphus at Saint Mary's (Minn.)
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8:00 PM
Beloit at Carroll
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8:30 PM
Saint Benedict at Macalester
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OT - 07:09
0 Simpson
2 Buena Vista
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2nd half - 00:00
4 Washington U.
0 Fontbonne
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1st half - 30:52
0 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
0 Redlands
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1st half - 28:46
0 Occidental
0 La Verne
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10:00 PM
Whittier at Cal Lutheran
Live Stats Video
Thursday, Oct. 2: All times Eastern
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4:00 PM
Texas-Tyler at University of the Ozarks
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8:00 PM
LeTourneau at Texas-Dallas
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9:00 PM
Bethesda Christian at La Sierra
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2:00 PM
SUNY ESF at Cazenovia
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2:00 PM
Texas-Tyler at University of the Ozarks
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4:00 PM
Pine Manor at Wheelock
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6:00 PM
LeTourneau at Texas-Dallas
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7:00 PM
Johns Hopkins at Swarthmore
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7:00 PM
Buffalo State at Alfred St.
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7:30 PM
Baldwin-Wallace at Oberlin
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7:30 PM
Kenyon at Case Western Reserve
Wednesday, Oct. 1: All times Eastern
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Final
at Capital 2, Ohio Wesleyan 1
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Final - OT
Christopher Newport 2, at Greensboro 1
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Final - 2OT
Catholic 0, at Salisbury 0
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Final
at Calvin 7, Trine 0
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at Amherst 2, Western New England 1
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Final - 2OT
at Emory 2, Oglethorpe 1
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at Hope 3, Olivet 2
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7:00 PM
Montclair State at William Paterson
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8:00 PM
Wartburg at Luther
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8:00 PM
Robert Morris-Chi. at North Park
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2nd half - 04:26
3 Wheaton (Ill.)
2 UW-Platteville
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8:30 PM
Dubuque at Loras
Wednesday, Oct. 1: All times Eastern
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4:00 PM
Marywood at Ithaca
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Final
UW-Whitewater 2, at UW-Platteville 1
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7:00 PM
William Paterson at Montclair State
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7:00 PM
TCNJ at Richard Stockton
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at Messiah 4, Elizabethtown 1
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at Lynchburg 10, Randolph 0
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Williams 2, at Springfield 0
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Trinity (Texas) 4, at Southwestern 0
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2nd half - 00:00
4 Washington U.
0 Fontbonne
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