Division 2 men’s soccer colleges feature talented teams with high-level soccer players. At many top-tier D2 men’s soccer colleges, it’s common to see D1-level athletes. However, D2 colleges tend to have a slightly less demanding schedule than D1 teams, giving athletes more time for a life outside of their sport. For talented athletes who want some time to explore other interests in the offseason, a D2 program can offer a great fit.
Currently, there are 206 NCAA Division 2 men’s soccer colleges across the country. D2 men’s soccer programs offer athletic scholarships but there are fewer to go around than at the D1 level. It’s crucial to develop a relationship with the coach to learn more about how each particular program handles scholarship opportunities.
Held annually since 1972, the NCAA Division 2 Men’s Soccer Championship consists of a tournament that fields 38 teams. The championship game is usually held in early December and the title is currently held by the University of Charleston Golden Eagles of Charleston, West Virginia.
Men’s college soccer is offered at more than 210 NCAA Division 2 schools. Student-athletes interested in playing at this collegiate level will need to determine what schools meet their athletic, academic, social and financial needs. NCSA Power Rankings identify top NCAA schools based on college desirability among current student-athletes, academic factors and affordability. Below is a look at the top 10 Division 2 schools that offer men’s college soccer.
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