Complete List of Division 3 Colleges with Men's Soccer Teams
Student-athletes looking for an opportunity to push themselves athletically and academically might find the right fit at a Division 3 men’s soccer college. Many D3 schools are known for their academic rigor, but schools at this level also field talented soccer programs. D3 men’s soccer players usually have more flexibility than D1 or D2 athletes to explore interests and activities outside of their sport, similarly to NAIA men’s soccer schools. The recruiting process is also much less rigid than D1 or D2 schools, so coaches have more freedom in when and how they can reach out to recruits. With 415 D3 men’s soccer colleges across the U.S., there are great opportunities for incoming freshmen recruits looking to play in college.
Do NCAA Division 3 men’s soccer colleges give out athletic scholarships?
No, D3 schools generally do not offer athletic scholarships, though that should not deter potential recruits. D3 men’s soccer colleges provide student-athletes with the opportunity to receive merit, need-based or academic scholarships. In fact, most D3 students are on some kind of financial aid and D3 programs can be very helpful in finding scholarship money for athletes. Make sure to research opportunities and don’t discount a D3 school.
Division 3 men’s soccer championship
Held annually since 1974, the NCAA Division 3 Men’s Soccer Championship consists of a tournament that fields 62 teams. The championship game is usually held in early December and the title is currently owned by Messiah College of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.
Division 3 men’s soccer rankings
Several different organizations offer D3 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 D3 men’s soccer rankings for the 2017–18 season from United Soccer Coaches, which were released after the national championship:
- Messiah College
- North Park University
- University of Chicago
- Brandeis University
- Tufts University
- University of St. Thomas
- Calvin College
- Emory University
- University of Rochester
- Amherst College
- Otterbein University
- Drew University
- John Hopkins University
- Washington & Lee University
- Stevens Institute of Technology
- University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
- Trinity University (Texas)
- SUNY Oneonta
- Rutgers University-Newark
- Lycoming College
- Lynchburg College
- Kenyon College
- SUNY Cortland
- John Carroll University
- Saint Joseph’s College of Maine