Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
NCAA Division II Men's Final Four Preview
November 30th, 2007 8AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

The NCAA Division II Men's Tournament moves into the semifinals at the Orange Beach Sportsplex in Orange Beach, Ala., where there will be an international flavor. Lincoln Memorial and Montevallo could start as many as 10 Brazilians between them. In the other semifinal, Midwestern State takes on Franklin Pierce, which could start players from as many as nine difference countries, including Bishara Etienne, who plays for potential U.S. World Cup 2010 qualifying foe Dominica. Sunday's final will be telecast live on CSTV (kickoff: 2 pm ET).

LINCOLN MEMORIAL-MONTEVALLO

Montevallo (18-3-2) has had its best season in school history, while Lincoln Memorial (19-3-1) knocked off No. 1 Northern Kentucky in the quarterfinals.

HISTORY. Lincoln Memorial and Montevallo are former Gulf South Conference rivals. Montevallo holds a 12-3-1 edge in their series that ended when MLU left for the South Atlantic Conference in 2006.

BACKGROUND. It's a study in contrasts -- Lincoln Memorial started eight Brazilians, two Americans and one Scot in its quarterfinal win, while Montevallo started five Englishmen, three Americans, two Brazilians and one Canadian in its last game.

STARS. Montevallo is led two-time GSC Player of the Year Jonathan Maloney. For LMU's Railsplitters, Leandro Pereira has 23 goals.

MIDWESTERN STATE-FRANKLIN PIERCE

Midwestern State (18-3-1) and Franklin Pierce (16-2-3) both have come close but are still looking for their first national title. 

HISTORY. Midwestern State finished second at the NAIA nationals four times before moving to the NCAA in 1997. Franklin Pierce has made the D2 semifinals three times.

BACKGROUND. FPU should start players from nine difference countries. Among its players is Dominica international Bishara Etienne. The Mustangs rely heavily on players from across the Southwest -- Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma -- with an emphasis on transfers, four of whom should start.

STARS. Daniel Brown leads Midwestern with 24 goals. Franklin Pierce is led by senior David Clifton (24 goals) and sophomore Henning Come (16).



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent College Soccer Reporter
Anteaters stun Cardinal with first win in nine meetings    
[STANFORD-UC IRVINE: Men] Michael Sperber scored the first goal of his career in the 97th minute ...
Musketeers advance on 'legendary day'    
[INDIANA-XAVIER: Men] Xavier beat No. 5 seed Indiana for the first time with a 2-1 win ...
Retrievers make history with win over Terrapins    
[MARYLAND-UMBC: Men] UMBC snapped Maryland's streak of 12 consecutive trips to the round of 16 in ...
Gamecocks head to quarterfinals for first time    
[NORTH CAROLINA-SOUTH CAROLINA: Women] For the first time, South Carolina is headed to the NCAA Division ...
Hokies prevail in 4-3 overtime thriller over Hoyas    
[VIRGINIA TECH-GEORGETOWN: Women] In 2013, Virginia Tech was a No. 1 regional seed and reached the ...
Red Raiders rally to move into final 16 for first time    
[TEXAS TECH-AUBURN: Women] Texas Tech moved into the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Women's Tournament for ...
Dorrance's overtime moves prove Worth-while    
[NORTH CAROLINA-COLORADO: Women] Despite a huge edge in shots -- 22-2 on the night -- No. ...
NCAA Division I Women's Tournament Scoreboard    
[ROUNDUP: Friday] Form held on Friday as all 15 seeds still alive won their second-round games. ...
Cougars' improbable season continues    
[NORTHWESTERN-SIUE: Men] SIUE went through two coaching changes in the offseason and it showed as the ...
Buckeyes prevail after 15-round shootout    
[OHIO STATE-AKRON: Men] The bone-chilling cold made it all the more unbearable for the fans at ...
>> College Soccer Reporter Archives