Saints Men's and Women's Soccer Teams Advance to NAIA National Championships in Alabama

Ashford University men and women begin play on Monday, November 26 in single elimination tournament

The Ashford University men’s and women’s soccer teams both won opening round matches this past weekend to advance in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Soccer National Championships. Both teams now play in the 16-team championship round held in Alabama on Nov. 26-Dec. 1.

The Ashford women defeated Davenport University (Mich.) 4-3 in Clinton on Saturday, while the Ashford men recorded a 3-2 win over Benedictine College (Kan.) also on Saturday. 

The Ashford women now face Lindsey Wilson College (Ky.) on Monday, Nov. 26 at 11 a.m. CST in Orange Beach, AL. The winner advances to a Nov. 28 quarterfinal match.                                         

The loser is eliminated from the tournament. The Saints need to win four consecutive matches to be crowned National Champions.

The Ashford men face Concordia University of Irvine, CA on Monday, Nov. 26 at 1:30 p.m. CST in Montgomery, AL. A Saints win puts them in a Nov. 28 quarterfinal match. The Ashford men also must win four consecutive matches to be crowned National Champions. The men’s tournament is single-elimination.   

To chart the progress of the Ashford men, you may access the official NAIA Men’s Soccer Championship brackets here. For the progress of the Ashford women, click here.


About Ashford University

Ashford University is defining the modern college experience by combining the heritage of a traditional campus with the flexibility and effectiveness of online learning. The University provides a vibrant learning community where high-quality programs and leading-edge technology create a dynamic, immersive and stimulating learning experience. Ashford University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association ( The University offers practical and progressive associate's, bachelor's and master's degree programs online, as well as bachelor’s degree programs at its Clinton, Iowa, campus. Ashford University – where heritage meets innovation. For more information, please visit or call Shari Rodriguez, associate vice president of Public Relations, at 858.513.9240 x2513.