Tuesday, November 27, 2012

2012 NCAA Division II Soccer Championship

AUGUSTA, GA ( Karyn C. Nixon) – More than 275 soccer players, coaches, school administrators and NCAA officials, from New York,  California, Canada, Florida and parts in-between will travel to the CSRA this week to compete in the 2012 NCAA Division II Men's and Women's Soccer Championships. The championships will be played at Blanchard Woods Park in Evans, Georgia on November 29 (semifinals) and December 1 (finals).  


In order to be eligible to compete in the championships, teams had to qualify in their respective NCAA regional competitions that were held last weekend. The following teams will be vying for the championship title, including the first international NCAA member Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia. The tournament will attract approximately $252,700 in economic impact to the greater Augusta area. 

“We are thrilled to host soccer players, coaches and fans from five states and a Canadian providence in the Augusta area.  Events like the NCAA Division II Soccer Championships and partnerships with the Peach Belt Conference are why Augusta continues to grow as a sports destination,” says Augusta Sports Council CEO, Brinsley Thigpen.  “I hope the entire community will come out to support this spectacular event and welcome the athletes and fans to Augusta.”
 Men’s Teams
Mercyhurst College (Erie, PA)
Lynn University (Boca Raton, FL)
Saginaw Valley State (University Center, MI)
Simon Fraser University (Vancouver, BC)

Women’s Teams
University of West Florida (Pensacola, FL)
The College of Saint Rose (Albany, NY)
Grand Valley State University (Allendale, MI)
University of California San Diego (La Jolla, CA)
Event Schedule:
Thursday, November 29
11 a.m. Men’s Semifinal #1
2 p.m.   Men’s Semifinal #2
5 p.m.   Women’s Semifinal #1
8 p.m.   Women’s Semifinal #2

Saturday, December 1
Noon     Men’s Championship Game
3 p.m.   Women’s Championship Game

Courtesy: Brock Scott/Scott Photo

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