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NCAA Elite Storming Columbia County for DII Soccer Nationals Championships

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Over 275 soccer players, coaches, and NCAA officials, from New York,  California, Canada, Florida and parts in-between are traveling to Columbia County next week to compete in the 2012 NCAA Division II Men's and Women's Soccer Championships. The Peach Belt Conference and Columbia County, Georgia will co-host the championships to be played at Blanchard Woods Park on 11/29 (semifinals) and 12/1(finals).  

"It's a great honor to host an NCAA Championship event in our community." says Randy DuTeau, Executive Director of Columbia County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB). "Blanchard Woods Park has proven itself as a championship level facility, allowing Columbia County to host these kinds of elite events. We are gearing up for a quality and unforgettable experience for all student-athletes."

Teams making it to the final eight had to qualify in their respective NCAA regional competitions held last weekend throughout the country. The following teams will be vying for the championship title, including the first international NCAA member Simon Frazer University/Vancouver, BC;


Mercyhurst College

Lynn University

Saginaw Valley State

Simon Fraser University


University of West Florida

The College of Saint Rose

Grand Valley State University

University of California San Diego


Event Schedule:

Thursday, November 29

11 a.m.                        Men's Semifinal #1


2 p.m.                          Men's Semifinal #2


5 p.m.                          Women's Semifinal #1


8 p.m.                          Women's Semifinal #2


Saturday, December 1

Noon                           Men's Championship Game


3 p.m.                          Women's Championship Game


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