November 11, 2015

2015 Tournament Field Factoids

By Christan Shirk

As we await the start of the 2015 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 (2014) Tournament

MEN: 31 of last year's 61 participants (eleven Sweet 16 teams, six Elite 8 teams, all Final Four teams)

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

First Ever Tournament Appearance

MEN (3): Millsaps, Mount Aloysius, Sage

WOMEN (8): Babson, DeSales, McDaniel, Milwaukee Engineering, St. Joseph's (L.I.), Staten Island, UW-La Crosse, Westminster (Mo.)

D3Soccer.com Top 25 Ranked Teams not participating

MEN (3): #14 Elizabethtown (17-2-1), #15 Middlebury (13-2-2), #22 Colorado College (14-3-3)

WOMEN (1): #23 Hope (16-3-3)

Undefeated Teams in the Tournament

MEN (1): Calvin (20-0-1)

WOMEN (5): Roger Williams (19-0-3), Trinity (Texas) (19-0-1), Messiah (18-0-2), Puget Sound (16-0-4), Thomas More (17-0-2)

Most Tournament Appearances, incl. this year (2015 participants only)

MEN (42 total championships): 38 - Ohio Wesleyan; 36 - Wheaton (Ill.); 25 - Rowan; 24 - Babson; 22 - Washington U.; 20 - St. Lawrence; 19 - Trinity (Tx.); 16 - Montclair State; 15 - Scranton; 14 - four teams

WOMEN (30 total championships): 26 - Ithaca, William Smith; 24 - TCNJ; 21 - Trinity (Texas); 19 - Wheaton (Ill.), 17 - Williams; 16 - Lynchburg, Messiah, Puget Sound; 15 - six teams

Most Consecutive Tournament Appearances, incl. this year (2015 participants only)

MEN: 14 - Trinity (Tx.) (2002-15); 13 - Stevens (2003-15); 11 - Loras, Ohio Wesleyan (2005-15); 10 - Amherst, Montclair St. (2006-15); 7 - Thomas More (2009-15)

WOMEN: 19 - Wheaton (Ill.) (1997-2015); 16 - Messiah (2000-15); 14 - Puget Sound (2002-15); 13 - Hardin-Simmons, Ithaca (2003-15); 11 - Johns Hopkins (2005-15); 10 - Washington U. (2006-15); 9 - Lynchburg, William Smith, Williams (2007-15)

Most Years Since Previous Tournament Appearance

MEN: 15 yrs. - Washington and Lee (2000); 12 yrs. - Rowan (2003); 10 yrs. - CCNY (2005); 8 yrs. - Eastern (2007); 7 yrs. - Westminster (Pa.) (2008); 5 yrs. - Macalester (2010)

WOMEN: 26 yrs. - St. Lawrence (1989); 17 yrs. - Gustavus Adolphus (1998); 10 yrs. - Pomona-Pitzer, Sewanee (2005); 5 yrs. - Denison (2010)

Most Tournament Wins All-Time (2015 participants only)

MEN: 63 - Ohio Wesleyan; 48 - Wheaton (Ill.); 36 - Trinity (Tx.); 32 - Rowan; 30 - Babson; 28 - Washington U.; 27 - St. Lawrence; 21 - Loras, Scranton; 20 - Amherst

WOMEN: 54 -TCNJ; 52 - Messiah; 48 - Wheaton (Ill.); 45 - William Smith; 40 - Ithaca; 26 - Williams; 25 - Amherst; 24 - Trinity (Texas), Washington U.; 23 - Lycnhburg

Highest Tournament Winning Percentage All-Time, min.10 games (2015 participants only)

MEN: .708 - Oneonta State (8-3-1), Rutgers-Camden (8-3-1); .682 - Loras (21-9-3), Trinity (Texas) (36-16-3); .653 - Ohio Wesleyan (63-32-6); .633 - Brandeis (19-11-0); .630 - Redlands (13-7-3); .622 - Amherst (20-11-6); .621 - Stevens (17-9-7), UW-Oshkosh (19-11-3); 

WOMEN: .838 - Messiah (48-12-5); .777 - Wheaton (Ill.) (48-12-5); .721 - TCNJ (54-20-3); .692 - Amherst (25-10-4); .667 - William Smith (45-19-8); .662 - Ithaca (40-19-6); .643 - Washington U. (24-12-6); .638 - Lynchburg (23-12-5); .625 - Montclair State (7-4-1); .622 - Williams (26-15-4)

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

MEN: 6 - Johnson & Wales (0-6-0); 5 - Eastern (0-4-1); 4 - Cabrini (0-3-1), St. Scholastica (0-4-0); 3 - Lake Forest (0-3-0), Thomas (0-3-0)

WOMEN: 7 - Penn State-Behrend (0-7-0); 6 - Cabrini (0-6-0); 5 - Carroll (0-4-1), Westfield State (0-4-1); 4 - UW-Oshkosh (0-3-1); 3 - Lesley (0-3-0)

Most Represented Conferences

MEN: 4 - UAA; 3 - Centennial, NESCAC, NJAC, NCAC; 2 - six conferences

WOMEN: 4 - UAA; 3 - Centennial, CCIW, NESCAC, NJAC, WIAC; 2 - seven conferences

Representation by Region

MEN: 13 - New England; 9 - Mid-Atlantic; 8 - East, Great Lakes, North; 7 - South Atlantic; 4 - Central, West

WOMEN: 12 - New England; 9 - Mid-Atlantic; 8 - Central, South Atlantic; 7 - East, Great Lakes, North; 6 - West

Most Representated States

MEN: 10 - Pennsylvania; 8 - Massachusetts; 7 - New York; 4 - New Jersey, Wisconsin; 3 - Illinois, Minnesota, Ohio

WOMEN: 9 - Pennsylvania; 8 - Massachusetts; 6 - New York; 5 - Wisconsin; 4 - Illinois, New Jersey; 3 - Texas

Schools Represented in Both Men's and Women's Tournaments (22)

Amherst, Babson, Brandeis, Cabrini, Calvin, Carnegie Mellon, Chicago, DePauw, Milwaukee Engineering, Montclair State, Oneonta State, Rowan, St. Lawrence, St. Scholastica, Stevens, Thomas More, Trinity (Texas), UW-Oshkosh, UW-Whitewater, Washington U., Westminster (Mo.), Wheaton (Ill.)

Longest Active Winning Streaks Entering the Tournament

MEN: 20 - Calvin; 16 - Daniel Webster; 14 - Haverford, Trinity (Tx.); 12 - Johnson and Wales; 11 - Methodist; 9 - Kenyon; 8 - Washington and Lee, Westminster (Mo.); 7 - Lycoming

WOMEN: 17 - Trinity (Tx.); 15 - William Smith; 13 - Hardin-Simmons, Lesley, Roger Williams; 11 - Catholic; 10 - Puget Sound; 9 - Centre; 8 - Messiah, Western Connecticut

Longest Active Unbeaten Streaks Entering the Tournament

MEN: 40 - Calvin; 18 - Lycoming; 16 - Daniel Webster; 14 - Haverford, Methodist, Trinity (Tx.); 12 - Johnson and Wales; 9 - Kenyon, Washington and Lee; 8 - Middlebury, Morrisville State, St. Scholastica, Westminster (Mo.)

WOMEN: 45 - Messiah; 25 - Puget Sound; 22 - Roger Williams; 20 - Trinity (Texas); 19 - Thomas More; 17 - William Smith; 13 - Hardin-Simmons, Lesley; 12 - Centre; 11 - Catholic

Highest 2015 Goals Per Game (tournament participants only)

MEN: 5.38 - St. Scholastica; 4.32 - Westminster (Mo.); 3.62 - Calvin; 3.58 - Thomas More; 3.52 - Montclair State; 3.44 - Thomas; 3.26 - Milwaukee Engineering; 3.00 - MIT; 2.95 - Johnson and Wales; 2.90 - Trinity (Texas)

WOMEN: 6.05 - Penn State-Berks; 5.25 - Hardin-Simmons; 4.32 - Texas-Tyler; 4.15 - Messiah; 4.05 - Trinity (Tx.); 4.00 - Swarthmore; 3.80 - Stevens; 3.74 - Thomas More; 3.65 - Lynchburg; 3.59 - Staten Island

Lowest 2015 Goals Against Average (tournament participants only)

MEN: 0.19 - Calvin; 0.24 - Amherst; 0.36 - St. Lawrence; 0.38 - Bowdoin, Trinity (Texas); 0.44 - Whitworth; 0.47 - Oneonta State, Tufts; 0.51 - Brandeis, Lycoming

WOMEN: 0.10 - Thomas More; 0.14 - Puget Sound; 0.15 - Messiah, Trinity (Texas); 0.22 - William Smith, Piedmont; 0.26 - Swarthmore, Roger Williams; 0.34 - Lynchburg; 0.38 - Washington U.

Most Shutouts Posted in 2015 (tournament participants only)

MEN: 17 - Calvin; 15 - Trinity (Tx.); 13 - Daniel Webster, MIT, Sage, Texas-Dallas; 12 - Amherst, Brandeis, Bridgewater State, Eastern, Lycoming, Oneonta State, St. Lawrence, St, Scholastica, Westminster (Mo.)

WOMEN: 18 - Piedmont; 17 - Lynchburg, Messiah, Puget Sound, Thomas More, Trinity (Texas); 16 - Roger Williams; 15 - Calvin, Swarthmore, William Smith

Most Used Mascots

MEN: 3 - Engineers (MIT, RPI, Rose-Hulman), Hawks (Loras, Montclair State, UW-Whitewater); Saints (St. Lawrence, St. Scholastica, Thomas More); 2 - Bears (Bridgewater State, Washington U.), Beavers (Babson, CCNY), Eagles (Daniel Webster, Eastern), Polar Bears (Bowdoin, Ohio Northern), Scots (Gordon, Macalester), Tigers (DePauw, Trinity (Texas)), Titans (UW-Oshkosh, Westminster (Pa.)) 

WOMEN: 4 - Lions (Penn State-Behrend, Penn State-Berks, Piedmont, TCNJ); 3 - Hawks (Montclair State, Roger Williams, UW-Whitewater), Saints (St. Lawrence, St. Scholastica, Thomas More), Tigers (DePauw, Sewanee, Trinty (Texas)); 2 - Blue Jays (Johns Hopkins, Westminster (Mo.)), Easgles (St. Joseph's (L.I.), UW-La Crosse), Knights (Calvin, Wartburg), Titans (Illinois Wesleyan, UW-OShkosh) 

 


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