All of the divisions on the women’s side and most on the men’s side completed their regular seasons this weekend. Division I men’s soccer has one more week of games left. The following Bay Oaks alums are NCAA bound!! Tournament brackets were released today and we’ll preview the matches for the players who are competing in the national tournament.

Use the team’s game schedules to find game feeds and follow the excitement of postseason action.

NCAA Division I Women Bracket

Stanford:  Finished second in the Pac12, a half-game back from UCLA.  They still earned a #1 seed in the NCAA tournament and will host a match in Palo Alto this weekend.    Ryan Walker-Hartshorn has eight goals on the year and is the second leading scorer on the team.   The Cardinal will face Cal State Fullerton on Friday, Nov 14th at 7:00 pm in a first-round match.

University of Washington:  Chelsea Archer helped her team secure a crucial point by scoring the Huskies lone goal in a 1-1 draw against Washington State this weekend.  They finish tied for 5th in the incredibly competitive Pac12, still good enough to get a #4 seed in the NCAA tournament.  They open first round play on Friday, Nov 14th against Rider University at 7:00 pm.   Christina Archer also plays for the Huskies.

Cal:  Another team that finished tied for 5th place in the Pac12.  The team’s 13-5-2 overall record earned them an at-large bid to the tournament.   Celeste Martore and the Bears will take on San Diego State on Saturday, Nov 15that 2:00 pm in their first-round match.

Boston University:  Katherine Lim and the BU Terriers won the Patriot League tournament with a 2-1 win over Colgate on Sunday.   With it comes an automatic bid to the NCAA field.  BU will host neighbor Northeastern University on Saturday, Nov 15th at 11:00 am PST in the first round matchup.

NCAA Division I Men

Division I men’s soccer still has one week left in the regular season and several Bay Oaks alums are pushing to extend their seasons by earning post season bids.

UC Irvine and Noah Gaines will play in the Big West semi-finals, after beating Sac State 2-0 this past weekend.  They will face UC Santa Barbara on Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 7:00 pm with a spot in the Big West finals on the line.  Winning the tournament will secure an automatic bid to the NCAAs, although UC Irvine’s current 13-5-2 record may qualify them for a spot in the tournament field regardless.

The University of Washington traveled to Nor Cal for a huge weekend of games and a homecoming for Bay Oaks alum Charlie Ranahan.  On Friday, they dropped a 2-0 decision to Stanford, but they rebounded with a big 3-2 win against Cal on Sunday afternoon.   That means the Pac12 title will go down to the final weekend, with UW in contention, along with Stanford and UCLA.   The Huskies must beat Oregon State in their last match, and hope for some help from the teams ahead of them.   With a strong 12-4-1 record and some wins against top-ranked teams this season, Washington looks poised to earn an NCAA tournament bid.

Cal faced challenging Pac12 competition this weekend and suffered tough one-goal losses against both Oregon State and UW.   Max Oldham and the Bears close out conference play on Saturday against Stanford and look to knock off another top-10 team to bolster their resume for the NCAA selection committee.