Pfeiffer and Grand Valley State crowned champions

Pfeiffer claimed its first NCAA Division II men's title and also the first title in 29 years for its coach, Bob Reasso, the former Rutgers coach, with a perfect season. Grand Valley State won their third consecutive NCAA Division II women’s title. Amherst and Williams won its first national titles in NCAA Division III men's and women's soccer, while Rio Grande (men) and Spring Arbor (women) won NAIA championships.

NCAA DIVISION II MEN. Pfeiffer completed a perfect season (25-0-0) with a 4-0 victory over Cal Poly Pomona to claim its first NCAA Division II men's title. It was also the first title in 29 years for the Falcons coach, Bob Reasso, the former Rutgers coach. Trinidadian Nathan Regis led Pfeiffer with two goals to give him 32 for the season. Regis and Jaime Siaj scored in the first four minutes to give the Falcons a 2-0 lead. Martim Galvao had the fourth goal. Reasso's alma mater is the first Division II to go unbeaten and untied since Southern Connecticut State went 20-0-0 in 1999. Before that, Lock Haven was perfect in 1980.

NCAA Division II Men's Tournament:
QUARTERFINALS
Nov. 22
Charleston 2 LIU Post 1
Cal Poly Pomona 3 Colorado Mines 2
Rockhurst 1 Fort Hays State 1
(Rockhurst wins 4-1 on penalties.)
Pfeiffer 5 Palm Beach Atlantic 4
SEMIFINALS

Dec. 3
Rockhurst 0 Cal Poly Pomona 1
Charleston 1 Pfeiffer 2
FINAL
Dec. 5
Pfeiffer 4 Cal Poly Pomona 0

NCAA DIVISION II WOMEN. Grand Valley State won its third consecutive NCAA Division II women’s title with a 2-0 victory over Columbus State in the final played in Pensacola, Florida. Junior midfielder Marti Corby's 25th goal of the season on a free kick gave the Lakers the lead in the 14th minute. She also assisted on Katie Bounds' insurance goal just before halftime. The only other program to win at least three in a row is Franklin Pierce, which captured titles four straight years (1994-97).

NCAA Division II Women's Tournament:
QUARTERFINALS
Nov. 22
Columbus State 2 Barry 0
Bridgeport 2 East Stroudsburg 0
Western Washington 3 Dallas Baptist 1
Grand Valley State 1 Central Missouri 1
(Grand Valley State wins 3-1 on penalties.)
SEMIFINALS

Dec. 3
Columbus State 3 Bridgeport 1
Western Washington 2 Grand Valley State 3
FINAL
Dec. 5
Grand Valley State 2 Columbus State 0

NCAA DIVISION III MEN. Bryce Ciambella's first goal of the season -- a ball chipped over the keeper on a breakaway -- in the 55th minute was the difference as Amherst beat Loras, 2-1, in the NCAA Division III men's championship game at Swope Soccer Village. The goal competed a comeback for Amherst, which had trailed on Johnny Rummelhart's goal for Loras in the ninth minute. Jackson Lehnhart evened the scoring five minutes later.

NCAA Division III Men's Tournament:
QUARTERFINALS
Nov. 21
Calvin 1 Kenyon 0
Nov. 22
Oneonta State 1 Haverford 0
Amherst 1 Trinity (Texas) 0
Nov. 23
Loras 2 Wheaton (Ill.) 1
SEMIFINALS
Dec. 4
Amherst 0 Oneonta State 0
(Amherst wins on penalties.)
Loras 1 Calvin 0
FINAL
Dec. 5
Amherst 2 Loras 1

NCAA DIVISION III WOMEN. Kristina Alvarado's goal in the 42nd minute held up to give Williams a 1-0 win over Washington (Mo.) in the NCAA Division III women's final at Swope Soccer Village in Kansas City. Washington's best chance in the fourth minute when Katie Chandler his the crossbar.

NCAA Division III Women's Tournament:
QUARTERFINALS
Nov. 22
Williams 1 William Smith 1
(Williams wins 3-0 on penalties.)
Centre 4 Calvin 0
Washington, Mo. 1 Wisconsin-Whitewater 0
Messiah 5 Swarthmore 0
SEMIFINALS
Dec. 4

Messiah 1 Washington, Mo. 1
(Washington, Mo. wins on penalties.)
Williams 2 Centre 1
FINAL
Dec. 5
Williams 1 Washington, Mo. 0

NAIA MEN. Dutchman Jeremy de Hoog scored on a free kick from 35 yards out with under five minutes remaining in overtime to give top-seeded Rio Grande a 1-0 win over MidAmerican Nazarene in the NAIA men's title game at the Seacrest Soccer Complex in Delray Beach, Florida. The RedStorm won its first championship since 2003.

NAIA Men's Tournament:
QUARTERFINALS
Dec. 2 in Delray Beach, Fla.
Rio Grande 3 Indiana Wesleyan 0
Missouri Valley 3 Rocky Mountain 0
Davenport 0 MidAmerica Nazarene 1
Columbia (Mo.) 1 Lindenwood-Belleville 2
SEMIFINALS
Dec. 4 in Delray Beach, Fla.
Rio Grande 1 Missouri Valley 0
MidAmerica Nazarene 4 Lindenwood-Belleville 2
FINAL
Dec. 5 in Delray Beach, Fla.
Rio Grande 1

MidAmerica Nazarene 0

NAIA WOMEN. No. 6 seed Spring Arbor got two goals in the first half from Aubrey Schierbeek and Bethany Balcer en route to a 3-0 win over top seed and defending champion Lindsey Wilson in the NAIA women's championship game in Orange Beach, Alabama. Balcer's second goal of the game padded the lead in the second half.

NAIA Women's Tournament:
QUARTERFINALS
Dec. 2 in Orange Beach, Ala.
Lindsey Wilson 4 Westmont 2
Benedictine 2 Mobile 1
Northwestern Ohio 2 Martin Methodist 0
William Carey 0 Spring Arbor 2
SEMIFINALS
Dec. 4 in Orange Beach, Fla.
Lindsey Wilson 3 Benedictine 0
Spring Arbor 1 Northwestern Ohio 0
FINAL
Dec. 5 in Orange Beach, Fla.
Spring Arbor 3 Lindsey Wilson 0
1 comment about "Pfeiffer and Grand Valley State crowned champions".
  1. James e Chandler, December 10, 2015 at 11:05 a.m.

    The still have the score wrong for the NAIA women's semifinal between Lindsey Wilson, and Benedictine.
    The actual final score was 3-1

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