2020 Western Athletic Conference men's soccer season

Summary

The 2020 Western Athletic Conference men's soccer season will be the 38th season of men's varsity soccer in the conference. The regular season will begin on February 3, 2021 and conclude on April 10, 2021.

2020 Western Athletic Conference men's soccer season
Western Athletic Conference logo.svg
LeagueNCAA Division I
SportSoccer
DurationFebruary 3, 2021 – April 10, 2021
Number of teams11
2021 MLS SuperDraft
Top draft pickN/A
Regular Season
Season MVPOffensive:
Defensive:
Goalkeeper:
Tournament
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  • Conf Overall
    Team W   L   T W   L   T
    No. 25 Grand Canyon + 7 0 0 8 2 0
    UTRGV 6 1 2 6 2 2
    San Jose State 5 1 2 5 1 3
    California Baptist # 5 4 1 6 4 2
    UNLV 4 4 2 4 5 2
    Seattle 4 2 1 6 4 1
    Air Force 4 4 1 6 5 2
    Dixie State # 3 6 0 3 6 0
    Utah Valley 2 4 0 3 4 0
    Incarnate Word 2 7 0 2 7 0
    Houston Baptist 0 9 1 0 9 2
    Chicago State ¿ 0 0 0 1 2 0
    • ‡ – Conference tournamen champion
      + – Also invited to the 2020 NCAA Tournament
      # – Ineligible (In transition)
      ¿– Not competing in WAC until 2022
    As of May 28, 2021; Rankings from United Soccer Coaches

    The regular season will culminate with the 2020 WAC Men's Soccer Tournament, which will begin on April 14 and conclude on April 18, 2021.[1]

    Effects of the Covid-19 PandemicEdit

    As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the WAC postponed sports through the calendar year on August 13, 2020.

    On November 4, 2020, the NCAA approved moving fall championships to the spring.

    San Jose State announced that they will not have fans at home games.[2]

    TeamsEdit

    A total of 11 teams are due to take part in the conference this season.

    Changes from last seasonEdit

    The 2019 season was the last for both CSU Bakersfield and Kansas City as WAC members. On July 1, 2020, CSU Bakersfield joined the Big West Conference and Kansas City returned to the Summit League after a seven-year absence.

    The WAC added a new member, as Dixie State joined from the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. They will be ineligible for the postseason until the 2024–25 season, as they will complete the four-year reclassification process.[3]

    Stadiums and locationsEdit

    College Location Venue Capacity
    Air Force Falcons Colorado Springs, Colorado Cadet Soccer Stadium 1,000
    Cal Baptist Lancers Riverside, California California Bapitst Soccer Field 250
    Dixie State Trailblazers St. George, Utah Greater Zion Stadium 10,500
    Grand Canyon Antelopes Phoenix, Arizona GCU Stadium 6,000
    Houston Baptist Huskies Houston, Texas Sorrels Field 500
    Incarnate Word Cardinals San Antonio, Texas Gayle and Tom Benson Stadium 6,000
    San Jose State Spartans San Jose, California Spartan Soccer Field 1,000
    Seattle Redhawks Seattle, Washington Championship Field 1,000
    UNLV Rebels Las Vegas, Nevada Peter Johann Soccer Field 500
    Utah Valley Wolverines Orem, Utah Clyde Field 1,000
    UTRGV Vaqueros Edinburg, Texas Soccer and Track & Field Complex 1,250

    MatchesEdit

    Index to colors and formatting
    WAC member won
    WAC member lost
    WAC member tied

    Non-conferenceEdit

    Date Time (MT) Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance
    February 3 Cancelled Cal Baptist Pacific Knoles Field N/A
    February 3 5:00 p.m. Gonzaga Seattle Championship Field 3–2 0
    February 6 6:00 p.m. St. Thomas (Tex.) Houston Baptist Sorrels Field 0-0 227
    February 21 Postponed Portland Seattle Championship Field
    March 3 Cancelled Seattle Oregon State Lorenz Field N/A
    March 10 7:00 p.m. Seattle Washington Husky Soccer Stadium

    ConferenceEdit

    Matchday 1Edit

    Date Time (MT) Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance
    February 6 1:00 p.m. Air Force Dixie State Greater Zion Stadium 4-0 445
    February 6 Cancelled Incarnate Word San Jose State Spartan Soccer Field N/A
    February 6 Postponed Utah Valley Grand Canyon GCU Stadium
    February 6 7:00 p.m. Rio Grande Valley Seattle Championship Field 1-0 0
    February 7 Cancelled Cal Baptist UNLV Peter Johann Soccer Field N/A

    Matchday 2Edit

    Date Time (MT) Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance
    February 13 11:00 a.m. UNLV Incarnate Word Gayle and Tom Benson Stadium 2-3 25
    February 13 1:00 p.m. Seattle Houston Baptist Sorrels Field 4-0 40
    February 13 Cancelled San Jose State Air Force Cadet Soccer Stadium N/A
    February 13 Postponed Dixie State Cal Baptist California Bapitst Soccer Field
    February 13 Cancelled Grand Canyon Rio Grande Valley Soccer and Track & Field Complex

    Matchday 3Edit

    Date Time (MT) Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance
    February 20 1:00 p.m. San Jose State Dixie State Greater Zion Stadium 2-1 186
    February 20 Postponed Incarnate Word Utah Valley Clyde Field
    February 20 7:00 p.m. Houston Baptist Grand Canyon GCU Stadium 1-2 0
    February 20 7:00 p.m. Air Force UNLV Peter Johann Soccer Field 0-0 0
    February 24 6:00 p.m. Rio Grande Valley Cal Baptist California Bapitst Soccer Field 0-0 0

    Matchday 4Edit

    Date Time (MT) Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance
    February 27 11:00 a.m. Dixie State Incarnate Word Gayle and Tom Benson Stadium 2-1 50
    February 27 1:00 p.m. Utah Valley Air Force Cadet Soccer Stadium 3-1 45
    February 27 5:00 p.m. UNLV Seattle Championship Field 1-1 0
    February 27 8:00 p.m. Grand Canyon San Jose State Spartan Soccer Field 3-2 1
    February 28 1:00 p.m. Cal Baptist Houston Baptist Sorrels Field 2-1 60

    Matchday 5Edit

    Date Time (MT) Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance
    March 5 8:00 p.m. Houston Baptist UNLV Peter Johann Soccer Field 0-1 80
    March 6 1:00 p.m. Incarnate Word Cal Baptist Soccer and Track & Field Complex 1-2 0
    March 6 1:30 p.m. Rio Grande Valley Utah Valley Clyde Field 3-1 120
    March 6 7:00 p.m. Air Force Grand Canyon GCU Stadium 0-1 215
    March 6 7:00 p.m. Seattle Dixie State Greater Zion Stadium 2-0 107

    Matchday 6Edit

    Date Time (MT) Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance
    March 13 11:00 a.m. UNLV Rio Grande Valley Soccer and Track & Field Complex 1-0
    March 13 1:00 p.m. San Jose State Houston Baptist Sorrels Field 1-1 111
    March 13 6:00 p.m. Grand Canyon Incarnate Word Gayle and Tom Benson Stadium 1-0 50
    March 13 Cancelled Dixie State Utah Valley Clyde Field N/A
    March 16 1:00 p.m. Seattle Air Force Cadet Soccer Stadium 1-0 0

    Matchday 7Edit

    Date Time (MT) Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance
    March 19 8:00 p.m. Utah Valley UNLV Peter Johann Soccer Field 0-1
    March 20 5:00 p.m. Houston Baptist Dixie State Greater Zion Stadium 1-2 132
    March 20 6:30 p.m. Cal Baptist Grand Canyon GCU Stadium 1-3 264
    March 20 8:00 p.m. Rio Grande Valley San Jose State Spartan Soccer Field 1-1
    March 21 1:00 p.m. Incarnate Word Seattle Championship Field 1-7 50

    Matchday 8Edit

    Date Time (MT) Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance
    March 25 Cancelled Utah Valley Seattle Championship Field N/A
    March 26 11:00 a.m. Air Force Rio Grande Valley Soccer and Track & Field Complex 1-3 143
    March 26 5:00 p.m. San Jose State Cal Baptist California Bapitst Soccer Field 4-0 0
    March 26 6:30 p.m. Houston Baptist Incarnate Word Gayle and Tom Benson Stadium 0-2 115
    March 26 8:00 p.m. Dixie State Grand Canyon GCU Stadium 1-5 0

    Matchday 9Edit

    Date Time (MT) Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance
    March 31 11:00 a.m. Air Force Incarnate Word Gayle and Tom Benson Stadium 3-1 115
    March 31 5:00 p.m. UNLV Dixie State Greater Zion Stadium 2-0 329
    March 31 5:00 p.m. Seattle Cal Baptist California Bapitst Soccer Field 0-1 0
    March 31 6:00 p.m. Rio Grande Valley Houston Baptist Sorrels Field 4-3 110
    March 31 7:00 p.m. San Jose State Utah Valley Clyde Field 3-2 245

    Matchday 10

    Date Time (MT) Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance
    April 5 Cancelled Grand Canyon Seattle Championship Field N/A
    April 5 11:00 a.m. Dixie State Rio Grande Valley Soccer and Track & Field Complex 1-0 116
    April 5 6:00 p.m. UNLV San Jose State Spartan Soccer Field 0-1 0
    April 5 6:00 p.m. Utah Valley Houston Baptist Sorrels Field 2-1 130
    April 5 6:00 p.m. Cal Baptist Air Force Cadet Soccer Stadium 1-4 64

    Matchday 11Edit

    Date Time (MT) Visiting team Home team Site Result Attendance
    April 9 7:00 p.m. Cal Baptist Utah Valley Clyde Field
    April 9 8:00 p.m. Seattle San Jose State Spartan Soccer Field
    April 10 11:00 a.m. Incarnate Word Rio Grande Valley Soccer and Track & Field Complex
    April 10 1:00 p.m. Houston Baptist Air Force Cadet Soccer Stadium
    April 10 8:00 p.m. Grand Canyon UNLV Peter Johann Soccer Field

    Source:[4]

    ReferencesEdit

    1. ^ "Blazing a New Trail: Dixie State Accepts Invitation to Join Western Athletic Conference". Dixie State University Athletics. Retrieved 2021-01-19.
    2. ^ "WAC Releases Men's Soccer Slate". SJSU Athletics. Retrieved 2021-01-19.
    3. ^ "Blazing a New Trail: Dixie State Accepts Invitation to Join Western Athletic Conference". Dixie State University Athletics. Retrieved 2021-01-19.
    4. ^ "Spring 2021 WAC Men's Soccer Schedule". Western Athletic Conference. Retrieved 2021-01-26.