EBU BAY OAKS COLLEGE WATCH WEEKLY
Alums in the NCAA Tournament
Preview for week of November 17th-23rd, 2014
Use the brackets to find game feeds and follow the excitment of postseason action (note that all game times are listed as EST).
NCAA Division I Women Bracket
Three Bay Oaks alums were part of first round victories in the NCAA Division I women’s soccer tournament.
Chelsea and Christina Archer helped the University of Washington to their first NCAA win since 2010, with a 1-0 victory over Rider University. The reward is a trip back to the Bay Area! The Huskies travel to the Stanford regional this weekend, where they will play Missouri on Friday, November 21st at 4:30 pm.
With a win on Friday, the Huskies would next face a familiar foe in Pac12 rival, Stanford. The Cardinals survived a scare, in their 1st round match after spotting Cal State Fullerton two goals. But Ryan Walker-Hartshorn and crew kicked it into gear in the 2nd half, finishing the match with a 5-2 victory. Next up is Arkansas at 7:00 pm on Friday night.
Cal is another Pac12 team with Bay Oaks connections and they are advancing to the 2nd round after needing extra-time to defeat San Diego State 3-2 in dramatic fashion. Next up, Celeste Martore and the Bears will travel to the east coast and face a very tough University of Florida team on Friday, November 21st at 4:00 pm.
NCAA Division I Men’s Bracket
In the closing weekend of regular season play for Division I men’s soccer, Max Oldham drew a good crowd to cheer him on against Stanford in the final regular season match of his career. Pictured here, from left-to-right: Christian Dean (former Cal CB and first draft in MLS in 2013), Adjit Rana (U10-U12 Bay Oaks Coach), Bay Oaks team-mate and friend Devonte Dubose (2013 drafted by the SJ Earthquakes), Max Oldham (#9, and Bay Oaks Junior Coach), and EBU DOC Glenn Van Straatum, (who worked and followed Max's development throughout his youth and college career).
Cal lost the overtime battle against Stanford, but still earned a #15 seed to the NCAA tournament after a strong season. With it comes a first-round bye and a home match on Sunday, November 23rd against the winner of SIUE and Northwestern.
Also playing in his senior day game last Saturday was Charlie Ranahan at the University of Washington. The Huskies finished in 3rd place in the Pac-12 and earned a #14 seed in the NCAA tournament, which gives them a first-round bye. On Sunday, Nov 23rd they will face the winner of Furman and UAB, who play on Thursday for the right to move on to the second-round.
UC Irvine and Noah Gaines played in the Big West finals this past weekend, but lost in penalties to Cal State Fullerton. The Anteaters still received an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament and will host UNLV on Thursday, November 20th at 7:00 pm. If they defeat the Rebels, UC Irvine will be heading north for the second-round, to take on Stanford on Sunday at 5:00 pm.
NCAA Division II
No Bay Oaks alums are competing on the DII national stage, but you can follow the action and do some research on top Division II programs!
Division II Men’s Bracket
Division II Women’s Bracket
NCAA Division III
No Bay Oaks alums are competing on the DIII national stage, but you can follow the action and do some research on top Division III programs!
Division III Women’s Bracket
Division III Men’s Bracket
No Bay Oaks alums are competing on the NAIA national stage, but you can follow the action and do some research on top NAIA programs!
NAIA Men’s Bracket
NAIA Women’s Bracket