Results: 2007 NIRSA Collegiate Soccer Sport Club Championships
UCSB completes historic sweep
Women's Champions: University of California, Santa Barbara
Men's Champions: University of California, Santa Barbara
Men's Open Division Champions: University of Missouri
Women's Open Division Champions: Villanova University
The 14th annual NIRSA Collegiate Soccer Sport Club Championships, part of the NIRSA National Campus Championship Series, took place November 15-17 in Pensacola, Florida. It ended with a historic result as the University of California, Santa Barbara won both the men's and women's national championships, the first school ever to sweep the championship divisions.
The UCSB men's team had to battle through a red card for more than 60 minutes in the final but prevailed over Texas Tech University 4-1 in penalty kicks after a 0-0 regulation score.
Earlier, the UCSB women's team defeated defending national champion San Diego State University by a similar 4-1 penalty kick count after a 1-1 score in regulation.
It was the first time one school swept any division since the men's and women's open championships were taken by Texas Tech in 1997.
In the other division finals, it was the University of Missouri-Columbia defeating Border Showdown rival the University of Kansas 4-2 in penalty kicks after a 1-1 regulation score to win the men's open title. The women's open title went to Villanova University after they defeated the University of California, Berkley 3-1. The men's championship division consolation final went to Texas A&M University, a 1-0 winner over the University of Pennsylvania.
Winning the sportsmanship awards were Augustana College in the men's division and the University of Delaware in the women's division. Both schools displayed the athleticism and friendship that embodies the spirit of fair play and competition that NIRSA envisions for all schools and competitions.
View more results and a blog of the championship games.
NIRSA would like to thank the University of West Florida Office of Recreation and Sport Services and the Pensacola Sports Association for hosting this exciting event. The championships hosted 75 teams, nearly 1,400 athletes, for an exciting conclusion to the fall season.
Thanks to Molten, USA, the official ball, Alan Poizner, the official photographer, the Pensacola Sports Association, and the following:
Host Committee: University of West Florida
Executive Director of Student Life: William M. Healey
Director of Recreation and Sports Services: David Scott
Host Committee Chair: Jeff Schmitt
Shaun Boren, Jason Brewer, Jenni Brian, Rich Frazee, Bethany Hansen, Jennifer Johnson, Tanner Martin, April Moore, Amy Robinson, Matt Ruckman, Jaclyn Schweiterman, Sara Sheets
|Vinnie Daino ||Pittsburg State University|
|Chad Ellsworth ||Arizona State University|
|Jermey Engel ||University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill|
|Danny Feitel ||American University|
|Catherine Garland ||Texas State University - San Marcos|
|Lisa Hanson ||DePaul University|
|Pam Hightower ||University of Florida|
|Alison Ketterer ||Ohio University|
|Rick Leeper ||University of California, Davis|
|Nick Lumpkin ||University of Wisconsin|
|Chris McAlpine ||Villanova University|
|Erika Newman ||Sam Houston State University|
|Kristen Noble ||Valdosta State University|
|Mario Rios ||The University of Texas at San Antonio |
|Richard Romero ||University of Arizona|
|Julie Rooy ||University of Florida|
|Matt Seibring ||University of Southern Mississippi|
|Corey Sinclair ||Central Washington University|
|Seth Thomas ||University of Alabama|
|Stephanie Thompson ||Texas State University - San Marcos|
|Brad Whitaker ||Ohio University|
|Michelle Williams ||Purdue University|
|Wendy Windsor ||Middle Tennessee State University|
Finally, the event would not have been possible without the tireless dedication of the tournament co-directors of competition, Doug Ewing, Arizona State University and Randall Ford, The University of Texas at Austin, as well as the Director of Officials, Noah Yannie, Cleveland State University. Congratulations on another very successful event!