The 2017 NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship bracket has been set, allowing the nation’s 48 best collegiate teams to go after the title. The top 16 teams each received a first-round bye, while the next 32 will compete for the right to continue. The tournament’s entire slate of first-round action will take place on Thursday, Nov. 16.
The Quakes will be well represented, with 11 former Academy players suiting up for teams in the competition.
Georgetown University: GK JT Marcinkowski
The BIG EAST-Champion Hoyas earned the No. 14 seed in the tournament and a first-round bye. Georgetown’s first taste of the action will be on Sunday against the winner of SMU and Central Arkansas.
Stanford University: F Amir Bashti and F Arda Bulut
The tourney’s No. 9 seed and Pac-12 Champions will sit the first round out with a bye, eventually hosting Thursday’s winner between Pacific and Cal State Fullerton on Sunday.
University of California: D Josh Morton, D Christopher Grey, GK Drake Callender, F Alonzo Del Mundo
With four Quakes Academy products in tow, the Golden Bears host the University of San Francisco on Thursday. No. 4 Louisville would then host the second-round matchup against the winner.
Wake Forest University: GK Dominic Peters
The ACC-Champion Demon Deacons earned the tourney’s No. 1 seed and a bye will host the winner of William and Mary and Columbia on Sunday.
Cal State Fullerton: F Rei Dorwart
The Big West-Champion Titans travel to Stockton to take on the University of the Pacific on Thursday, with the winner then taking on the No. 9 Stanford Cardinal on Sunday.
Southern Methodist University: M Bryce Clark
The American Conference-Champion Mustangs host Central Arkansas in the first round. The winner then travels to No. 14 Georgetown on Sunday.
University of San Francisco: GK Jay Roundtree
USF, the reigning WCC Champions, play their first-round contest Thursday at Cal. The winner then moves on to play No. 4 Louisville on Sunday.
University of New Hampshire: M Alex Valencia
The University of New Hampshire Wildcats host Fairfield on Thursday with the winner moving on to play No. 15 Dartmouth on Sunday.
To see the full tournament bracket, click here.