Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
NCAA Division II Men's Final Four Preview
November 30th, 2007 8AM
Subscribe to College Soccer Reporter

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
    USL: Brandt leaves Navy for struggling Riverhounds    
    Dave Brandt, the winningest active coach in Division I men's soccer, quit his job as Navy's ...
    Jordan Morris carries Stanford to first men's title    
    In what could be his farewell game, Jordan Morris showed why he is the first collegian ...
    Finalists named for MAC Hermann Trophy awards    
    The finalists for the MAC Hermann Trophy awards are Georgetown forward Brandon Allen, Creighton forward Fabian ...
    NSCAA names NCAA Division I Men's All-America Teams    
    NCAA Division I runner-up Clemson led all teams with four players on the NCAA Division I ...
    Six collegians in Canada team at Natal tournament    
    West Virginia All-Americans Kadeisha Buchanan and Ashley Lawrence and Rebecca Quinn, who helped Duke reach the ...
    Stanford-Akron: More than Morris on show    
    Stanford, led by heralded U.S. international Jordan Morris, faces Akron, winner of the 2010 NCAA title ...
    Clemson-Syracuse: ACC rivals face off in rubber match    
    No. 2 seed Clemson and No. 6 Syracuse square off in a battle of ACC teams ...
    Pfeiffer and Grand Valley State crowned champions    
    Pfeiffer claimed its first NCAA Division II men's title and also the first title in 29 ...
    Scoreboard: Small College Tournaments    
    Six champions will be crowned on Saturday: NCAA Division II Men (Pfeiffer-Cal Poly Pomona), NCAA Division ...
    Clemson survives shootout to reach Men's College Cup    
    No. 2 seed Clemson beat Maryland, 3-1, in a shootout after their game ended 1-1 to ...
    >> College Soccer Reporter Archives