For the first time in school history, both the Swarthmore College men’s and women’s soccer teams have qualified for their respective NCAA Division III tournaments.
On the men’s side, Swarthmore went 11-3-3 in the regular season and just missed a bid into the Centennial Conference tournament. Swarthmore’s résumé, however, was strong enough for the team to be considered by the NCAA selection committee for the at-large bid. The team was ranked fourth in the Mid-Atlantic region and had a 7-0-1 record out of conference. The Garnet will play in their first NCAA Tournament game since 2012 when they face 17th-ranked Roanoke College on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 3:30 p.m. on the campus of Christopher Newport University.
The women’s team is making its sixth consecutive appearance in the tournament after finishing 12-5 overall and receiving an at-large bid from the selection committee. Like their counterparts, the Garnet narrowly missed out on playoffs in the Centennial Conference, which qualified five teams into the national tournament, more than any other conference in the country. Swarthmore will open tournament play against 15th-ranked Arcadia on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m. on the campus of Carnegie Mellon University.