Recruitment often begins while students are still in 8th or 9th grade. Students interested in playing soccer at the college level may want to reach out to coaches or plan to meet them during a campus visit.
DI teams are typically at larger schools and can be very competitive. On the other hand, DII schools are usually smaller with fewer scholarships available, and DIII schools do not offer scholarships related to athletics.
Any division is appropriate for a student depending on your abilities, goals, and interests. But, first, determine whether a school is a good fit for you academically and provides you with the athletic opportunities you desire.
The Best Colleges For Men’s Soccer 2018
10. University of Notre Dame
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish men’s soccer team represents the University of Notre Dame in National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I men’s soccer. The team competes in the Atlantic Coast Conference and is currently coached by Chad Riley. The Fighting Irish won the 2013 national championship.
9. Clemson University
The Clemson Tigers men’s soccer team represents Clemson University in the Atlantic Coast Conference of NCAA Division I soccer. The team has won 14 Atlantic Coast Conference championships, 2 NCAA national championships, and hosted 2 Hermann Trophy winners.
8. Colgate University
The Colgate Raiders Soccer team represents Colgate University in NCAA Division I Soccer Championship.
7. University of Portland
The Portland Pilots men’s soccer team represents the University of Portland in NCAA Division I men’s soccer competitions.
6. University of Maryland – College Park
The Maryland Terrapins men’s soccer team represents the University of Maryland in the National Collegiate Athletic Association college soccer competition. The program has won three NCAA Division I College Cup national championships.
5. Stanford University
The Stanford Cardinal men’s soccer team represents Stanford University in all NCAA Division I men’s college soccer competitions. The Cardinal play in the Pac-12 Conference. The Cardinal have appeared in the NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Tournament 14 times since 1973, including 11 times in the 20 seasons from 1997–to 2016.
4. Duke University
The Duke Blue Devils men’s soccer team represents Duke University in the ACC and all other men’s NCAA Division I Soccer competitions. They won their first NCAA tournament in 1986, captained by their current head coach, John Kerr Jr. … Michael Brady and Chris Rich assist John Kerr Jr..
3. Syracuse University
Syracuse Orange men’s soccer in the NCAA college soccer team for Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York. They are a Division 1 team in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
2. University of Denver
The Denver Pioneers men’s soccer team represents the University of Denver in NCAA Division I men’s soccer competitions. In addition, the Pioneers compete in The Summit League.
1. Wake Forest University
The Wake Forest University Demon Deacons men’s soccer team is an amateur NCAA Division I college soccer team composed of students attending Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. They achieved their most significant result in 2007, winning the 2007 Division I Men’s College Cup.