2016 Women's College Cup Arrives in Northern California This December
Northern California, an increasingly popular destination for soccer fans, has added the 2016 NCAA Women’s College Cup to its lineup of highly anticipated events.
San Jose will set the final stage for the NCAA’s Division I Women’s Soccer Championship at Avaya Stadium. Avaya Stadium, the West Coast Conference and the San Jose Sports Authority worked together to bring the championship to San Jose after the NCAA’s Board of Governors decision to move this and other Championships out of North Carolina was made earlier this year.
The Women’s College Cup, analogous to the Men’s College Cup, began in 1982 and has widely been dominated by North Carolina’s Tar Heels on their home turf. The post-season tournament consists of 64 teams competing throughout the nation, with winners advancing to the Women’s College Cup this December. Two, two-team single elimination Semifinals games will be held December 2nd. The two teams winning in the semifinals will advance and compete in the single elimination National Championship game which will take place December 4th. With the U20 Women’s World Cup in Papua New Guinea forcing changes in rosters, and three number 1 seeded teams, the championship is up for grabs.
Among the teams vying for a spot this December include a couple hometown favorites. Playing without their team captain, Andi Sullivan, Pac-12 champion Stanford hopes to extend its 7 game winning streak by defeating Houston Baptist in the first round. Cal coming off a pair of tough overtime loses that all but eliminated a run for a potential national seed, will be matched up against Pepperdine in what’s anticipated to be one of the tournaments most grueling games (for more insight into this year’s must see games, check out this ESPN post).
Purchase your tickets today and support your favorite teams, the best student-athletes in NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer and NCAA’s decision and message of inclusion. For group tickets call 408-556-7700! Let’s show America the NCAA made the right decision to bring the Women’s College Cup to California, and have them return every year moving forward!