MCLA Announces Tournament Fields for Division I, Division II


ATLANTA — After finishing the season on 12-game winning streak and the ALC championship, Virginia Tech has been installed as the No. 1 seed in the 2022 MCLA Division National Championship presented by New Balance.

The Hokies (14-1) will open up on Monday against Boise State (8-6), the Cinderella story out of the PNCLL that is making its first visit to nationals. Brigham Young (15-2) is the second seed, drawing the LSA champ Texas Christian (12-6). The Horned Frogs are also making having their debutante appearance at the dance.

Defending champion South Carolina (13-3) is slotted third and will battle No. 14 Arizona (9-5) while undefeated Minnesota (17-0) grabs No. 4 and draws No. 13 Florida (13-2). Clemson (13-4), the runner-up in the ALC, will play out of the fifth seed, facing WCLL champ Cal Poly (8-7) in the opening round.

No. 6 Liberty (10-4) battles No. 11 Grand Canyon (7-6) while SLC champion USC (12-4) will tangle with CLC king Boston College (9-5) in the No. 7-10 matchup. Rounding out the field is the No. 8-9 contest between Georgia Tech (13-3) and Concordia-Irvine (13-2), respectively.

“There were long and thorough discussions about the selections and the seedings,” said Gary Podesta, director of competition. “There were tough omissions, but the committee left no stone unturned in coming up with this field.”

The 2022 MCLA National Championship presented by New Balance will take place from May 9-14 at the Round Rock (Texas) Multipurpose Complex. The first round will take place on Monday, followed by the semifinals and finals on Thursday and Saturday, respectively.

2022 DIVISION I MCLA CHAMPIONSHIP

#16 Boise State (8-6) v. #1 Virginia Tech (14-1)
#15 Texas Christian (12-6) v. #2 Brigham Young (15-2)
#14 Arizona (9-5) v. #3 South Carolina (13-3)
#13 Florida (13-2) v. #4 Minnesota (17-0)
#12 Cal Poly (8-7) v. #5 Clemson (13-4)
#11 Grand Canyon (7-6) v. #6 Liberty (10-4)
#10 Boston College (9-5) v. #7 USC (12-4)
#9 Concordia-Irvine (13-2) v. #8 Georgia Tech (13-3)







ATLANTA – The defending Division II national champions St. Thomas have been installed as the top seed in the 2022 MCLA National Championship presented by New Balance, which will be held in Round Rock, Texas, starting on Monday, May 9.

With their stiff schedule and UMLC championship, the Tommies (13-3) were an easy choice for the top spot, and they’ll take on No. 16 Florida Atlantic (9-4) out of the SELC in the first round.

Despite losing in the PNCLL championship game, College of Idaho (10-1) was installed as the second seed, where they will face UNC-Charlotte (11-1), who won the inaugural ALC title. No. 3 Kennesaw State (10-1), the SELC champ, will tangle with the winners of the SLC, Cal State San Marcos (8-3) on Monday evening. Grand Valley State (9-3), the runners-up in the UMLC, draws UC San Diego (11-2) in the No. 4-13 contest.

No. 5 Utah (9-3) will square off with No. 12 North Dakota State (7-7) while PNCLL champ Montana (14-5) draws Florida Gulf Coast (10-3) in the No. 6-11 matchup. In its first visit to the tourney, No. 7 Rhode Island (9-2) faces a grizzled No. 10 Utah State (10-6) outfit, followed by the No. 8-9 matchup between Montana State (9-6) and Missouri State (10-6).

“I think we nailed this bracket,” said Gary Podesta, the MCLA’s director of competition. “We’re going to have some really good matchups in the first round and the rest of the tournament will take care of itself.”

The 2022 MCLA National Championship presented by New Balance will take place from May 9-14 at the Round Rock (Texas) Multipurpose Complex. The first round will take place on Monday, followed by the semifinals and finals on Thursday and Saturday, respectively.

2022 DIVISION II MCLA CHAMPIONSHIP

#16 Florida Atlantic (9-4) v. #1 St. Thomas (13-3)
#15 UNC-Charlotte (11-1) v. #2 College of Idaho (10-1)
#14 Cal State San Marcos (8-3) v. #3 Kennesaw State (10-0)
#13 UC San Diego (11-2) v. #4 Grand Valley State (9-3)
#12 North Dakota State (7-7) v. #5 Utah (9-3)
#11 Florida Gulf Coast (10-3) v. #6 Montana (14-5)
#10 Utah State (10-6) v. #7 Rhode Island (9-2)
#9 Missouri State (10-6) v. #8 Montana State (9-6)

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