1996 NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Tournament

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1996 NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Tournament
Men's College Cup (semifinals & final)
CountryUSA
Teams32
ChampionsSt. John's (NY) (1st title)
Runners-upFlorida International (1st title game)
Matches played31
Goals scored99 (3.19 per match)
Attendance85,915 (2,771 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Alen Kozić, Florida International (3)
1995
1997

The 1996 NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Tournament was the 37th organized men's college soccer tournament by the National Collegiate Athletic Association, to determine the top college soccer team in the United States. The St. John's Red Storm won their first national title by defeating the Florida International Panthers in the championship game, 4–1. The final match was played on December 15, 1996, in Richmond, Virginia, at Richmond Stadium for the second straight year. All the other matches were played at the home field of the higher seeded team.[1][2]

National Seeds[edit]

National Seeds
Seed School Record
#1 Washington 14–2–1
#2 Florida International 13–4–2
#3 UNC Greensboro 21–1
#4 William & Mary 18–2–1

Early rounds[edit]

  First round Second round Third round Semifinals Championship
Richmond Stadium
Richmond, Virginia
                                               
1 Washington (2OT) 2  
  Santa Clara 1  
  1 Washington 1  
      Fresno State 2  
  California 1
  Fresno State 2  
    Fresno State 0  
    Creighton 2  
  Cal State Fullerton 2  
  UCLA 1  
    Cal State Fullerton 0
      Creighton (pen.) 0  
  SMU 0
  Creighton 2  
    Creighton 1  
    St. John's (NY) 2  
  Virginia 0  
  George Mason 1  
    George Mason 1
      St. John's (NY) 2  
  Fordham 1
  St. John's (NY) 5  
    St. John's (NY) (OT) 2
  4 William & Mary 1  
  James Madison 1  
  Maryland (OT) 2  
    Maryland 0
    4 William & Mary 3  
  Army 1
4 William & Mary (4OT) 3  
    St. John's (NY) 4
  2 FIU 1
3 UNC Greensboro 0  
  Notre Dame 1  
    Notre Dame 0  
      Charlotte 1  
  Charlotte 3
  College of Charleston 1  
    Charlotte 3  
    Hartford 0  
  Boston U. 2  
  Harvard 3  
    Harvard 2
      Hartford (OT) 3  
  Hartford (OT) 3
  Rhode Island 2  
    Charlotte 0
  2 FIU 4  
  Bowling Green 4  
  Detroit 0  
    Bowling Green 0
      Indiana 2  
  Indiana 4
  Evansville 1  
    Indiana 0
  2 FIU 1  
  Rutgers (OT) 2  
  Cornell 1  
    Rutgers 0
    2 FIU 2  
  South Florida 1
2 FIU 6  

Final[edit]

St. John's (NY)4–1Florida International
Van Saun Goal 27'
Krakowiak Goal 28'
Hickey Goal 68'
Kulego Goal 89'
[3] Moleka Goal 64'

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1996 Division I Men's Championship Bracket" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 36. Retrieved December 22, 2012.
  2. ^ http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/m_soccer_champs_records/2012/D1/champs.pdf
  3. ^ http://www.socceramerica.com/article/16703/mens-ncaa-summary-fiu-1-st-johns-4.html