The 2019 DII women's college soccer regular season is coming to a close and conference tournaments begin Nov. 8. Here's the schedule are the 21 teams that earned an automatic bid to the 2019 NCAA DII tournament.
The 56-team field is made up from the eight regions, with each region allocated a different amount of berths, but more on that in a bit. Of those 56 teams, 21 gain automatic entry to the bracket when selections are announced right here on NCAA.com at 6 p.m. ET on Monday, Nov. 18.
Twenty conference tournaments will decide the bulk of the automatic qualifiers while one conference — the Pacific West — sends its regular-season champion to the DII women's soccer championship.
DII women's soccer championship: How the bracket works
There are 56 teams that make the tournament bracket, hoping to find themselves in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Dec. 12-14 for the national semifinals and championship match. Three regional rankings are released before the selection show, ranking the top teams in each of the eight regions. Here's a quick look at how the bracket is made up:
|Region||Berths||Teams ranked per region|
History of the DII women's soccer championship
Bridgeport shut down Grand Valley State's high-octane offense to capture its first DII women's soccer title last year. While the Purple Knights haven't been able to replicate last year's success, Grand Valley State — winners of five of the last ten national championships — is once again right back in the hunt, sitting at No. 2 in the top 25 and the No. 1-ranked team in the Midwest Region.
Here's a look at the complete history of the DII women's soccer championship match.
|2018||Bridgeport (20-4-1)||Magnus Nilerud||1-0||Grand Valley St.||Pittsburgh, Pa.|
|2017||Central Missouri (26-0-0)||Lewis Theobald||1-1 (5-3 PKs)||Carson-Newman||Kansas City, Mo.|
|2016||Western Washington (23-0-1)||Travis Connell||3-2||Grand Valley State||Kansas City, Mo.|
|2015||Grand Valley State (23-1-1)||Jeff Hosler||2-0||Columbus State||Pensacola, Fla.|
|2014||Grand Valley State (22-2-2)||Jeff Hosler||3-0||Rollins||Louisville, Ky.|
|2013||Grand Valley State (24-0-1)||Dave Dilanni||2-0||West Florida||Evans, Ga.|
|2012||West Florida (24-1-0)||Joe Bartlinski||1-0||UC San Diego||Evans, Ga.|
|2011||Saint Rose (24-1-1)||Laurie Darling Gutheil||2-1||Grand Valley State||Pensacola, Fla.|
|2010||Grand Valley State (22-1-2)||Dave Dilanni||4-0||UC San Diego||Louisville, Ky.|
|2009||Grand Valley State (22-0-4)||Dave Dilanni||1-0||Cal State Dominguez Hills||Tampa|
|2008||Seattle Pacific (22-1-2)||Chuck Sekyra||1-0 (2OT)||West Florida||Tampa|
|2007||*Tampa (20-2-3)||Gerry Lucey||0-0 (2OT, PK)||Franklin Pierce||Orange Beach, Ala.|
|2006||Metro State (24-2)||Danny Sanchez||1-0 (OT)||Grand Valley State||Pensacola, Fla.|
|2005||Nebraska-Omaha (20-2)||Don Klosterman||2-1 (OT)||Seattle Pacific||Wichita Falls, Texas|
|2004||Metro State (25-1)||Danny Sanchez||3-2||Adelphi||Wichita Falls, Texas|
|2003||Kennesaw State (25-1)||Rob King||2-0||Franklin Pierce||Virginia Beach|
|2002||Christian Brothers (22-1)||Gareth O'Sullivan||2-1||Nebraska-Omaha||Virginia Beach|
|2001||UC San Diego (21-2)||Brian McManus||2-0||Christan Brothers||UC San Diego|
|2000||UC San Diego (21-2)||Brian McManus||2-1||Northern Kentucky||Barry|
|1999||Franklin Pierce (20-1)||Jeff Bailey||3-1||Cal Poly Pomona||Barry|
|1998||Lynn (19-1)||Rocky Orezzoli||3-1||Sonoma State||Lynn|
|1997||Franklin Pierce (21-0)||Jeff Bailey||3-0||West Virginia Wesleyan||Cal State Dominguez Hills|
|1996||Franklin Pierce (18-1)||Jeff Bailey||1-0||Lynn||Lynn|
|1995||Franklin Pierce (19-0)||Mark Krikorian||5-0||Barry||Franklin Pierce|
|1994||Franklin Pierce (20-0)||Mark Krikorian||2-0||Regis (Colo.)||Franklin Pierce|
|1993||Barry (17-1)||Mike Covone||2-0||Cal Poly||Barry|
|1992||Barry (17-2)||Mike Covone||3-2||Adelphi||Adelphi|
|1991||Cal State Dominguez Hills (18-4-1)||Marine Cano||2-1||Sonoma State||Cal State Dominguez Hills|
|1990||Sonoma State (14-4)||Peter Reynaud||2-0||Keene State||Barry|
|1989||Barry (17-0-1)||Mike Covone||4-0||Keene State||Barry|
|1988||Cal State East Bay (18-2)||Colin Lindores||1-0||Barry||Barry|