Complete List of Division 2 Colleges with Men's Soccer
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.
How many Division 2 men’s soccer teams are there?
Currently, there are 214 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.
Division 2 men’s soccer championship
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.
Division 2 men’s soccer rankings
Several different organizations offer NCAA D2 men’s soccer rankings throughout the season, including the NCAA (regional), Top Drawer Soccer, Hero Sports and United Soccer Coaches. Here are the final NCAA D2 men’s soccer rankings for the 2017–18 season from United Soccer Coaches, which were released after the national championship:
- University of Charleston
- Lynn University
- Rockhurst University
- Cal Poly Pomona
- Midwestern State University
- California Baptist University
- LIU Post
- Ohio Valley University
- Colorado School of Mines
- Palm Beach Atlantic University
- University of West Alabama
- Young Harris College
- Lander University
- Adelphi University
- Limestone College
- St. Edward’s University
- West Chester University
- Northeast State University
- Wingate University
- Maryville University of St. Louis
- Simon Fraser University
- Colorado Mesa University
- Merrimack College
- Point Loma Nazarene University
- University of Tampa