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NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Championship

Women's Division I Soccer Championship
Founded 1982
Number of teams 64
Current champions FSU (1)
Most successful club(s)

North Carolina (21 and 3-time runner-up) Notre Dame (3 and 5-times runner-up)

Portland (2 and 1-time runner-up)
Television broadcasters ESPNU
2014 NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Tournament

The NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Championship, sometimes known as the Women's College Cup, is an American college soccer tournament conducted by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), and determines the Division I women's national champion.


The NCAA began conducting a single division Women's Soccer Championship tournament in 1982 with a 12-team tournament. The tournament became the Division I Championship in 1986, when Division III was created for non-scholarship programs. Currently, the tournament field consists of 64 teams. The semifinals and final of the tournament, held at a single site every year, are collectively known as the Women's College Cup (analogous to the College Cup in men's soccer).

Historically, North Carolina has been the dominant school in Division I women's soccer. Known widely as one of the most successful collegiate programs in any NCAA sport, the Tar Heels have won 21 national championships of the 31 NCAA tournaments contested. Also, they have reached the College Cup 26 times. Head coach Anson Dorrance is considered one of the greatest women's soccer coaches in NCAA history, leading the Tar Heels since the inception of the program in 1979.

Only two other schools have multiple titles, Notre Dame (3 titles, 5-times runner-up and 12 College Cup appearances) and Portland (2 titles, 1-time runner-up and 8 College Cup appearances).

2014 Tournament

The 2014 Division I Women's Soccer Championship tournament began on November 14–16, 2014 with first round games. The four No. 1-seed teams are: Florida State, Stanford, Texas A&M and defending champions UCLA. The semifinals and College Cup were held on December 5 and 7, 2014 at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Florida,

Semifinals College Cup
2 Virginia 3
1 Texas A&M 1
2 Virginia 0
1 Florida State 1
1 Florida State 2
1 Stanford 0


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