SAU to Host NAIA Women’s Soccer National Championship Opening Round

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According to, on Wednesday, April 7th, the NAIA National Office announced SAU will host the 2020 NAIA Women’s Soccer National Championship Opening Round. SAU was selected as one out of the ten host sites.

The NAIA Women’s Soccer article states that selections took into account geography, facilities, and host qualification. The nine other schools hosting are:

School                               Location

Columbia (Mo.)                  Columbia, Mo.

Cumberlands (Ky.)              Williamsburg, Ky.

Indiana Wesleyan              Marion, Ind.

John Brown (Ark.)              Siloam Springs, Ark.

Marian (Ind.)                     Indianapolis, Ind.

Martin Methodist (Tenn.)   Pulaski, Tenn.

Southeastern (Fla.)            Lakeland, Fla.

Westmont (Calif.)              Santa Barbara, Calif.

William Carey (Miss.)          Hattiesburg, Miss.

The 37th Annual Women’s Soccer National Championship will have opening rounds on the campus sites on April 15th-17th, 2021. The winners will advance to final matches on April 27th-May 3rd, 2021 at the Foley Sports Tourism Championship Field in Foley, Alabama.

The SAU article said each of the 10 opening round sites will feature four teams. Teams, opponents, and schedules for the opening rounds will be available as soon as Monday, April 12th on the NAIA Facebook page.

By: Sarah Williams