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2011 NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Tournament

The 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Tournament was a single-elimination tournament involving 48 teams to determine the champion of the 2011 NCAA Division I men's soccer season. The 53rd edition of the tournament began on November 17, 2011 and culminated with the North Carolina Tar Heels defeating the Charlotte 49ers, 1–0, in the final on December 13 at Regions Park in Hoover, Alabama.

While the tournament resulted in few upsets, most national soccer headlines were made behind Charlotte's run to the final. The 49ers entered the tournament through an at-large bid, and were not seeded. Despite that, they were able to defeat defending champions, the Akron Zips, 1–0, in the third round, and then the Connecticut Huskies, 4–2, in a penalty shootout to advance to the College Cup. Joining the Tar Heels and the 49ers in the College Cup were the UCLA Bruins and the Creighton Bluejays.

With the victory in the national final, the Tar Heels won their second NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championship in program history.

Qualified Teams

A total of 48 teams will qualify into the tournament proper, either automatically, or through an at-large bid that is determined by a selection committee. Each conference that field varsity soccer teams are admitted one automatic berth into the tournament. Depending on the conference, that automatic berth is either given the champions of the regular season, or the tournament that culminates the regular season. Twenty-two teams earn automatic bids into the tournament, while 26 enter through an at-large bid.

Automatic Bids

At-Large Bids

Format



Like previous editions of the NCAA Division I Tournament, the tournament featured 64 participants out of a possible field of 198 teams. Of the 64 berths, 22 were allocated to the conference tournament or regular season winners. The remaining 42 berths were determined through an at-large process based upon teams' Ratings Percentage Index that did not win their conference tournament. The most at-large berths went to schools from the Big East and Atlantic Coast conferences, containing half of the tournament field's at-large berths (six and five berths, respectively). Of the remaining 11 berths, six were from the Colonial Athletic and Conference USA conferences, each earning three berths.

From there, the NCAA Selection Committee selected the top sixteen seeds for the tournament, that earned an automatic bye to the second round of the tournament. The remaining 48 teams played in a single-elimination match in the first round of the tournament, to play a seeded team in the second round.

Similar to the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, each of the tournament rounds were single-elimination. However, matches tied at the end of regulation went to two 10-minute golden goal periods, followed by a penalty shoot-out, if necessary. All matches in the first, second and third rounds, as well as the quarterfinals, were hosted by the higher seed. The College Cup, also known as the semifinals and final for the tournament were held at a neutral venue, this time being at Regions Park in Hoover, Alabama (south of Birmingham.

Seeded teams

Schedule

Bracket



Regional 1

Regional 2

Regional 3

Regional 4

College Cup – Regions Park, Hoover, Alabama

Schedule



Host team, or higher seed, is listed on the right. Away team or lower seed is listed on the left.

First round

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Second round



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Third round

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Quarterfinals

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College Cup: Semifinals

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College Cup: Final

Statistics



Top goalscorers

;4 goals
  • Casey Townsend – Maryland;3 goals
  • Darren Mattocks – Akron
  • Giuseppe Gentile – Charlotte

  • Mamadou Diouf – Connecticut
  • Ethan Finlay – Creighton

  • Ben Speas – North Carolina
  • Chandler Hoffman – UCLA

    ;2 goals
  • Dylan Remick – Brown
  • Sean Rosa – Brown
  • T. J. Beaulieu – Charlotte
  • Jennings Rex – Charlotte
  • Ashton Bennett – Coastal Carolina

  • Teejay East – Coastal Carolina
  • Tony Cascio – Connecticut
  • Chris Thomas – Elon
  • Nikita Kotlov – Indiana
  • Nick DeLeon – Louisville

  • Colin Rolfe – Louisville
  • Billy Schuler – North Carolina
  • Tom Mohoric – Saint Mary's
  • Trevor Newquist – Saint Mary's

    ;1 goal
  • Scott Caldwell – Akron
  • Luke Holmes – Akron
  • Aodhan Quinn – Akron
  • Patrick Chin – Boston College
  • Keegan Balle – Bradley
  • Scott Davis – Bradley
  • Bryan Gaul – Bradley
  • Jochen Graf – Bradley
  • Aidan Leonard – Brown
  • T. J. Popolizio – Brown
  • Evan James – Charlotte
  • Ricky Garbanzo – Coastal Carolina
  • Cyprian Hedrick – Coastal Carolina
  • Steven Miller – Colgate
  • Matt Schuber – Colgate
  • Carlos Alvarez – Connecticut
  • Bruno Castro – Creighton
  • Jose Gomez – Creighton
  • Andrew Ribeiro – Creighton
  • John Dineen – Delaware
  • Nick Palodichuk – Duke
  • Chris Tweed-Kent – Duke
  • James Carroll – Elon
  • Daniel Shaw – Fairfield
  • Jake Zuniga – Fairfield

  • Martin Ontiveros – Furman
  • Tim Wylie – Indiana
  • Christian McLaughlin – James Madison
  • Jimmy Simpson – James Madison
  • Daniel Keller – Louisville
  • Michael Roman – Louisville
  • Kenney Walker – Louisville
  • Andrew Raymonds – Loyola-Chicago
  • Jordan Cyrus – Maryland
  • Matt Oduaran – Maryland
  • Matt Jeffery – Monmouth
  • Carson Baldinger – New Mexico
  • Blake Smith – New Mexico
  • Matt Hedges – North Carolina
  • Rob Lovejoy – North Carolina
  • Enzo Martínez – North Carolina
  • Kirk Urso – North Carolina
  • Isaac Kannah – Northern Illinois
  • Mike Mascitti – Northern Illinois
  • Sean Totsch – Northern Illinois
  • Peter O'Neill – Northwestern
  • Brandon Adler – Providence
  • Anthony Baumann – Providence
  • John Raley – Providence
  • Nate Bourdeau – Rutgers

  • Juan Pablo Correa – Rutgers
  • Ibrahim Kamara – Rutgers
  • Bryant Knibbs – Rutgers
  • Riley Hanley – Saint Mary's
  • Justin Howard – Saint Mary's
  • Tyler Engel – SMU
  • Arthur Ivo – SMU
  • Chipper Root – South Carolina
  • Wesley Charpie – South Florida
  • Chase Wickham – UAB
  • Miguel Ibarra – UC Irvine
  • Josue Madueno – UC Santa Barbara
  • David Opoku – UC Santa Barbara
  • Dom Sarle – UC Santa Barbara
  • Luis Silva – UC Santa Barbara
  • Kevan George – UCF
  • Ben Hunt – UCF
  • Víctor Chavez – UCLA
  • Ryan Hollingshead – UCLA
  • Kelyn Rowe – UCLA
  • Reed Williams – UCLA
  • Ross Tomaselli – Wake Forest
  • Eric Schoenle – West Virginia
  • Jay Williams – West Virginia
  • Gino Depaoli – Xavier

    ;Own goals
  • Colgate (playing against Rutgers)

  • UCF (playing against South Florida)