D-III Women's Tournament Bracket Released
Nov. 8, 2009
INDIANAPOLIS --- The NCAA Division III Women's Soccer Committee announced today the field of 63 teams for the 2009 NCAA Division III Women's Soccer Championship.
Forty conferences were awarded automatic qualification for the 2009 championship. Two teams were selected from Pool B, which consists of independent institutions, and institutions that are members of conferences that do not meet the requirements for automatic qualification. The final 21 berths were reserved for Pool C, which are institutions from automatic-qualifying conferences that are not the conference champion and any remaining Pool B teams.
One team will receive a first-round bye. One two-team first-round match will be played to determine the team that advances to the second round to play the team that received a first-round bye. Fifteen four-team sites will conduct first- and second-round play on the first weekend of the championship, November 13-14 or 14-15. Second-round winners will advance to one of four sectional sites November 20-21 or 21-22. All games, except the semifinals and final, will be played on the campuses of competing institutions. Winners of the four sectionals will advance to the semifinals December 4-5, at Blossom Soccer Stadium in San Antonio, Texas.