WAC Men's Soccer Tournament

Summary

The WAC Men's Soccer Tournament is the conference championship tournament in soccer for the Western Athletic Conference. The tournament has been held every year since 2013. Previously it was held every year between 1996 and 1999 before the sport was discontinued by the conference for 14 years. It is a single-elimination tournament and seeding is based on regular season records. The winner, declared conference champion, receives the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Men's Division I Soccer Championship.

WAC Men's Soccer Tournament
Conference Soccer Championship
SportCollege soccer
ConferenceWestern Athletic Conference
Number of teams6
FormatSingle-elimination tournament
Current stadiumChampionship Field
Current locationSeattle, Washington
Played1996–1999; 2013–present
Last contest2021
Current championSeattle U
Most championshipsSeattle U (5)
Official websiteWACSports.com
Sponsors
Geico, Under Armour, Gatorade, Molton, Gearboss

ChampionsEdit

KeyEdit

(2) Title number
* Match went to extra time
Match decided by a penalty shootout after extra time
Bold Winning team won regular season

FinalsEdit

Year Champion Score Runner-up Venue Tournament MVP
1996 Fresno State 2–0 Air Force Pete Beiden FieldFresno, CA Craig Tomlinson (FSU)
1997 SMU 4–0 Tulsa Peter Johann Soccer Field • Las Vegas, NV Daniel Hernández (SMU)
1998 Fresno State (2) 0–0†
(5–4 pen.)
Tulsa Pete Beiden FieldFresno, CA Robbie Aristodemo (TUL)
1999 no tournament
2000–2012 WAC did not sponsor men's soccer
2013 Seattle U 2–1 San Jose State USAFA Soccer Stadium • Colorado Springs, CO Jake Feener (SU)
2014 UNLV 1–1†
(4–2 pen.)
CSU Bakersfield Championship Field • Seattle, WA Danny Musovski (UNLV)
2015 Seattle U (2) 1–1†
(5–4 pen.)
Utah Valley Durwood Soccer StadiumKansas City, MO David Olsen (SU)
2016 UNLV (2) 2–1 Air Force Clyde Field • Orem, UT Danny Musovski (UNLV)
2017 Seattle U (3) 2–1 San Jose State Peter Johann FieldLas Vegas, NV Josh Adachi (SU)
2018 Grand Canyon 1–0 San Jose State Championship FieldSeattle, WA George Tasouris (GCU)
2019 Seattle U (4) 1–1†
(2–1 pen.)
Utah Valley Cadet Soccer StadiumColorado Springs, CO Akili Kasim (SU)
2020 Air Force 3–0 Grand Canyon Peter Johann FieldLas Vegas, NV Quinn Matulis (AF)
2021 Seattle U (5) 2–2†
(4–3 pen.)
Grand Canyon GCU StadiumPhoenix, AZ Noe Meza (SU)

Performance by schoolEdit

School Championships Winning years
Seattle 5 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021
UNLV 2 2014, 2016
Fresno State 2 1996, 1998
SMU 1 1997
Grand Canyon 1 2018
Air Force 1 2020
TOTAL 12

Italics indicate a school that is no longer a conference member

† No longer sponsor men's soccer

ReferencesEdit

  • "WAC Men's Soccer Tournament Records" (PDF). Western Athletic Conference. WACSports.com.