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NCAA DI Conference Finals Recap

11/13/2017, 9:00am EST
By COLTON CORESCHI - colton.coreschi@uslsoccer.com

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With the weekend's action concluded, the champions of each conference in NCAA DI have been determined.

Leading the charge in one of the most exciting matches on Sunday were Michigan Bucks midfielder Brad DunwellGPS Portland Phoenix midfielder Emmanuel TwumasiCarolina Dynamo forward Jon Bakero and Wake Forest, as they outlasted Virginia in a shootout to claim the ACC championship. They weren't the only ones to survive penalties, as Chicago FC United forwards Thomas Barlow and Chris Mueller and Wisconsin took down unbeaten Indiana in the Big Ten finale. Shootout victories were also on the cards for Sounders FC U23 defender Conner AntleySounders FC U23 forward William Bagrou and Mercer as they won the Southern Conference crown, and Des Moines Menace forward Elvir Ibisevic and Omaha as they claimed the Summit League title.

In slightly less dramatic fashion, another handful of PDL Players to Watch claimed titles. FC Tucson forward Afonso Pinheiro and Albany took down UMass Lowell in double-overtime to win the America East Conference. New York Red Bull U23 midfielder Christopher Lema and forward Zachary Knudson helped Georgetown knock off Xavier in overtime for the Big East title. Texas United defender Joseph Korb helped Akron win the Mid-American Conference in regulation. Finally, Reading United AC forward Frantzdy Pierrot helped Coastal Carolina claim the Sun Belt crown.

Here's a look at all the conference winners across DI.

NCAA DI Conference Finals Recap

Note: The Ivy League, Pac-12 and West Coast Conference champions are decided by regular season standings.

Ivy League - Dartmouth

Pac-12 - Stanford

West Coast Conference - San Francisco


America East Conference

Albany 1-0 (2OT) UMass Lowell


American Athletic Conference (AAC)

SMU 2-1 UConn


Atlantic 10 Conference (A10)

UMass 3-1 VCU


Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC)

Wake Forest (4) 0-0 (3) Virginia


Atlantic Sun Conference (ASUN)

Lipscomb 2-1 Jacksonville


Big East Conference

Georgetown 2-1 (OT) Xavier


Big South Conference

Presbyterian (4) 0-0 (3) High Point


Big Ten Conference

Wisconsin (4) 0-0 (2) Indiana


Big West Conference

Cal State Fullerton (4) 0-0 (3) UC Davis


Colonial Athletic Association (CAA)

William & Mary 4-2 UNC Wilmington


Conference USA (CUSA)

Old Dominion 1-0 Charlotte


Horizon League

UIC 2-0 Wisconsin Green Bay


Metro Atlantic Athletics Conference (MAAC)

Fairfield 1-0 Rider


Mid-American Conference (MAC)

Akron 3-1 Western Michigan


Missouri Valley Conference (MVC)

Central Arkansas 1-0 Missouri State


Northeast Conference

St. Francis 5-0 LIU Brooklyn


Patriot League

Colgate 1-0 Holy Cross


Southern Conference

Mercer (3) 1-1 (2) UNC Greensboro


Summit League

Omaha (9) 1-1 (8) Denver


Sun Belt Conference

Coastal Carolina 2-0 Georgia State


Western Athletic Conference (WAC)

Seattle 2-1 San Jose State


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