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2015 NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Tournament

The 2015 NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Tournament (also known as the 2015 Women's College Cup) will be the 34th annual single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of NCAA Division I women's collegiate soccer. The semi-finals and championship game will be played at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina from December 4–6, 2015 while the preceding rounds will be played at various sites across the country during November 2015.[1]

2015 NCAA Women's Soccer Tournament
Women's College Cup (semi-finals & final)
CountryUnited States
DatesNovember 13–December 6, 2015
Teams64
ChampionsPenn State (1st title)
Runners-upDuke
Semi-finalists
Matches played63
Goals scored187 (2.97 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)United States Morgan Andrews
USC
(5 goals)
2014
2016
All statistics correct as of 7/26/2015.

QualificationEdit

All Division I women's soccer programs were eligible to qualify for the tournament. The tournament field remains fixed at 64 teams. 31 teams received automatic bids by winning their conference tournaments and an additional 33 teams earned at-large bids based on their regular season records.[2]

TeamsEdit

Florida State Regional
Seed School Conference Berth Type Record
4 Auburn SEC At-large 16–6–1
2 Clemson ACC At-large 14–4–2
Evansville MVC Automatic 07–11–2
1 Florida State ACC Automatic 14–2–4
Furman SoCon Automatic 17–5–1
Liberty Big South Automatic 12–7–1
LSU SEC At-large 13–6–4
Mississippi SEC At-large 14–5–4
Murray State OVC Automatic 16–5
3 North Carolina ACC At-large 15–5–1
North Texas C-USA Automatic 19–3–1
South Alabama Sun Belt Automatic 18–3–2
Southeastern Louisiana Southland Automatic 13–5–4
Texas A&M SEC At-large 17–6–2
Texas Tech Big 12 Automatic 13–3–5
Washington Pac-12 At-large 12–7–2
Stanford Regional
Seed School Conference Berth Type Record
Arizona Pac-12 At-large 14–6–2
BYU West Coast Automatic 15–2–2
3 Duke ACC At-large 13–5–5
2 Florida SEC Automatic 17–3–1
Florida Gulf Coast Atlantic Sun Automatic 14–6–2
James Madison CAA Automatic 14–6–2
Long Beach State Big West At-large 12–7–2
Northern Colorado Big Sky Automatic 13–7–2
San Jose State Mountain West Automatic 10–7–4
4 Santa Clara West Coast At-large 14–6–2
South Florida American At-large 15–4–3
1 Stanford Pac-12 Automatic 16–2–1
UCF American At-large 12–6–1
Utah Valley WAC Automatic 14–6–1
Western Michigan MAC Automatic 14–4–4
William & Mary Colonial At-large 14–5–3
Penn State Regional
Seed School Conference Berth Type Record
Albany (NY) America East Automatic 11–8–1
Boston University Patriot Automatic 13–6–3
Butler Big East Automatic 16–6–1
3 California Pac-12 At-large 13–6–3
Cincinnati AAC Automatic 13–6–5
Duquesne Atlantic 10 Automatic 12–9–1
Loyola Marymount West Coast At-large 15–6–1
Minnesota Big Ten At-large 12–7–3
Northwestern Big Ten At-large 14–6–2
Ohio State Big Ten At-large 13–7–3
1 Penn State Big Ten Automatic 16–3–2
South Dakota State Summit Automatic 12–6–3
St. John's (NY) Big East At-large 15–4–1
4 Virginia Tech ACC At-large 15–3–3
Washington State Pac-12 At-large 14–6
2 West Virginia Big 12 At-large 19–3–1
Virginia Regional
Seed School Conference Berth Type Record
Boston College ACC At-large 11–7–2
Cal State Fullerton Big West Automatic 16–3–2
Connecticut American At-large 19-3
Fairleigh Dickinson NEC Automatic 16–6
Georgetown Big East At-large 11–5–3
Hofstra Colonial At-large 13–6–2
Howard SWAC Automatic 13–8–2
3 Notre Dame ACC At-large 14–5–1
Oakland Horizon Automatic 08–6–7
Princeton Ivy Automatic 14–4–1
2 Rutgers Big Ten At-large 19–3–3
Siena MAAC Automatic 12–7–3
South Carolina SEC At-large 12–5–3
UNC Wilmington Colonial At-large 15–7–1
4 USC Pac-12 At-large 15–5–2
1 Virginia ACC At-large 19–1–3

Florida State BracketEdit

First Round
November 13–15
Campus Sites
Second Round
November 20–22
Regional Campus Sites
Round of 16
November 20–22
Regional Campus Sites
Quarterfinals
November 27–28
Campus Sites
            
1 Florida State* 3
Evansville 0
1 Florida State* 5
South Alabama 0
  LSU 0
  South Alabama* 4
1 Florida State* 2
4 Auburn 0
  Texas Tech* 1
  North Texas 0
Texas Tech 2
4 Auburn 3
Southeastern Louisiana 0
4 Auburn* 1
1 Florida State* 5
  Texas A&M 0
3 North Carolina* 3
Liberty 0
3 North Carolina 0
Texas A&M 1
  Texas A&M* 2
  Washington 1
  Texas A&M (2OT PK) 1(5)
  Ole Miss 1(4)
  Ole Miss* 1
  Murray State 0
Ole Miss (2OT PK) 1(5)
2 Clemson* 1(4)
Furman 0
2 Clemson* 3

Stanford BracketEdit

First Round
November 13–15
Campus Sites
Second Round
November 20–22
Regional Campus Sites
Round of 16
November 20–22
Regional Campus Sites
Quarterfinals
November 27–28
Campus Sites
            
2 Florida* 1
Western Michigan 0
2 Florida 5
William & Mary 2
  William & Mary 0(3)
  UCF* 0(1)
2 Florida 1
3 Duke 2
  South Florida* 1
  Florida Gulf Coast 2
Florida Gulf Coast 0
3 Duke 2
James Madison 0
3 Duke* 5
3 Duke (2OT PK) 1(3)
1 Stanford 1(1)
4 Santa Clara* 1
Long Beach State 0
4 Santa Clara 1
Arizona 2
  Northern Colorado 0
  Arizona* 2
Arizona 0
1 Stanford 3
  BYU* 1
  Utah Valley 0
BYU 1
1 Stanford 2
San Jose State 0
1 Stanford 2

Penn State BracketEdit

First Round
November 13–15
Campus Sites
Second Round
November 20–22
Regional Campus Sites
Round of 16
November 20–22
Regional Campus Sites
Quarterfinals
November 27–28
Campus Sites
            
1 Penn State* 5
Albany 0
1 Penn State 6
  Boston University 0
  Boston University 2
  St. John's (NY)* 1
1 Penn State 4
  Ohio State 0
  Ohio State* 2
  Butler 1
Ohio State 1
4 Virginia Tech 0
Cincinnati 0
4 Virginia Tech* 4
1 Penn State 2
2 West Virginia 0
3 California* 0
Loyola Marymount 1
  Loyola Marymount 1
  Minnesota 0
  South Dakota State 0
  Minnesota* 5
  Loyola Marymount 2
2 West Virginia 5
  Washington State* 0
  Northwestern 1
Northwestern 0
2 West Virginia 4
Duquesne 0
2 West Virginia* 4

Virginia BracketEdit

First Round
November 13–15
Campus Sites
Second Round
November 20–22
Regional Campus Sites
Round of 16
November 20–22
Regional Campus Sites
Quarterfinals
November 27–28
Campus Sites
            
2 Rutgers* 1
Fairleigh Dickinson 0
2 Rutgers 2
Hofstra 0
  Hofstra (2OT, PK) 2(4)
  Georgetown* 2(2)
2 Rutgers 4
Connecticut 0
  Connecticut* 5
  Siena 0
Connecticut 2
3 Notre Dame 0
Oakland 0
3 Notre Dame* 5
2 Rutgers (2OT PK) 0(7)
1 Virginia 0(6)
4 USC* (2OT, PK) 3(4)
Cal State Fullerton 3(3)
4 USC 3
Princeton 0
  Boston College 2
  Princeton* 4
4 USC 0
1 Virginia 2
  South Carolina* 0
  UNC Wilmington 2
UNC Wilmington 0
1 Virginia 2
Howard 1
1 Virginia* 7

College CupEdit

Semi-finals
December 4
WakeMed Soccer Park
Cary, North Carolina
Championship
December 6
WakeMed Soccer Park
Cary, North Carolina
      
1 Florida State 0
3 Duke 2
3 Duke 0
1 Penn State 1
1 Penn State 2
2 Rutgers 0

StatisticsEdit

GoalscorersEdit

5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
  •   Jessica Nelson – Arizona
  •   Sheaffer Skadsen – Arizona
  •   Hannah Alspach – Auburn
  •   Logan Beal – Auburn
  •   Kristen Dodson – Auburn
  •   Taylor Troutman – Auburn
  •   Lauren Berman – Boston College
  •   McKenzie Meehan – Boston College
  •   Alexandra Cooper – Boston University
  •   Clare Pleuler – Boston University
  •   Sophia Maccagnone – Butler
  •   Elena Medeiros – BYU
  •   Bizzy Phillips Bowen – BYU
  •   Christina Burkenroad – Cal State Fullerton
  •   Jessica Simonian – Cal State Fullerton
  •   Rebecca Wilson – Cal State Fullerton
  •   Shannon Horgan – Clemson
  •   Abby Jones – Clemson
  •   Paige Reckert – Clemson
  •   Miranda Weslake – Clemson
  •   Kim Urbanek – Connecticut
  •   Annie Wickett – Connecticut
  •   Malinda Allen – Duke
  •   Imani Dorsey – Duke
  •   Rebecca Quinn – Duke
  •   Pamela Begič – Florida
  •   Meggie Dougherty Howard – Florida
  •   Shea Rhoney – Florida Gulf Coast
  •   Paulina Speckmaier – Florida Gulf Coast
  •   Kaycie Tillman – Florida State
  •   Grace Damaska – Georgetown
  •   Melissa Downey – Georgetown
  •   Madeline Anderson – Hofstra
  •   Leah Galton – Hofstra
  •   Whitney White – Howard
  •   Raquel Angelone – Loyola Marymount
  •   Sarah Sanger – Loyola Marymount
  •   Callie Taylor – Loyola Marymount
  •   Julianna Gernes – Minnesota
  •   Josee Stiever – Minnesota
  •   Megan Buckingham – North Carolina
  •   Alexa Newfield – North Carolina
  •   Jessie Scarpa – North Carolina
  •   Michelle Manning – Northwestern
  •   Sabrina Flores – Notre Dame
  •   Katie Naughton – Notre Dame
  •   Kaleigh Olmsted – Notre Dame
  •   Sammy Edwards – Ohio State
  •   Arden Holden – Ohio State
  •   Morgan Wolcott – Ohio State
  •   Liza Harbin – Ole Miss
  •   Gretchen Harknett – Ole Miss
  •   Olivia Harrison – Ole Miss
  •   Elizabeth Ball – Penn State
  •   Brittany Basinger – Penn State
  •   Nickolette Driesse – Penn State
  •   Kaleigh Riehl – Penn State
  •   Colby Ciarrocca – Rutgers
  •   Rachel Cole – Rutgers
  •   Cassie Inacio – Rutgers
  •   Brianne Reed – Rutgers
  •   Madison Tiernan – Rutgers
  •   Katelyn Walters – Rutgers
  •   Grace Cutler – Santa Clara
  •   Ashley Doyle – Santa Clara
  •   Charde Hannah – South Alabama
  •   Rio Hardy – South Alabama
  •   Averie Collins – Stanford
  •   Megan Turner – Stanford
  •   Michelle Xiao – Stanford
  •   Jesse Schaefer – St. John's
  •   Kate Hajdu – Texas A&M
  •   Mikaela Harvey – Texas A&M
  •   Haley Pounds – Texas A&M
  •   Ally Watt – Texas A&M
  •   Katrina Guillou – UNC Wilmington
  •   Lauren Nalevaiko – UNC Wilmington
  •   Sydney Sladek – USC
  •   Ayan Adu – Virginia
  •   Meghan Cox – Virginia
  •   Candace Cephers – Virginia Tech
  •   Murielle Tiernan – Virginia Tech
  •   Pascale Dumesnil – Washington
  •   Hannah Abraham – West Virginia
  •   Leah Emaus – West Virginia
  •   Sh'nia Gordon – West Virginia
  •   Amanda Hill – West Virginia
  •   Heather Kaleiohi – West Virginia
  •   Kelsie Maloney – West Virginia
  •   Amandine Pierre-Louis – West Virginia
  •   Carla Portillo – West Virginia
  •   Leci Irvin – William & Mary
  •   Rachel Moore – William & Mary
Own goals
  •   Courtney Schell – Auburn (playing against Florida State)
  • Unknown – Florida Gulf Coast (playing against South Florida)
  •   Emily Agudelo – Hofstra (playing against Rutgers)
  • Unknown – San Jose State (playing against Stanford)
  • Unknown – South Dakota State (playing against Minnesota)
  •   Easther Mayi Kith – West Virginia (playing against Loyola Marymount)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2014–18 NCAA Championship Sites". Ncaa.com. Retrieved 2015-05-14.
  2. ^ "Field selected for 2015 NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Championship". Ncaa.com. Retrieved 2015-11-10.