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Dancing On The Pitch, VCU Men’s Soccer Heads To NCAA Tourney as #16 Seed

Dancing On The Pitch, VCU Men’s Soccer Heads To NCAA Tourney as #16 Seed

For the first time since 2013, VCU Men’s Soccer is dancing in the NCAA Men’s Soccer Tournament. The Rams were selected as the #16 overall seed and awarded a first round bye plus a home match in the second round.

VCU finished their season with a third consecutive trip to the Atlantic 10 Championship match. The Rams came up short against #1 Massachusetts 1-3 and had their tournament hopes in the hands of the selection committee.

As the bracket was revealed, the Black & Gold saw their name flash as the #16 seed. VCU currently sits at 12-6 overall and awaits the winner of the Butler (12-4-2) versus Lipscomb (11-7-2) in the first round.

Sports Backers Stadium will host this second round match on Sunday, November 19th at 5 PM. This is the first time VCU was rewarded a first round bye since 2012.

The Atlantic 10 will be represented by Fordham, UMass and VCU in the NCAA College Cup. The Minutemen won the A-10’s automatic tournament bid while Fordham and VCU received at-large bids.

Kick-off of the 2017 Division I Men’s Soccer Championship begins on November 16th. VCU Men’s Soccer begins their journey on Sunday, November 19th at 5 PM.

Mark graduated from VCU in 2014 with a major in Criminal Justice and a minor in Psychology. He started as a fan of the Black & Gold in the stands his freshman year. Mark was known as "Kazie" for his charismatic fandom with the VCU's student organization the Rowdy Rams. While at VCU he gained experience in sports media with WVCW on a sports radio show called Rowdy Radio. Following graduation, Mark continued crafting his social media skills with the Richmond Kickers while also handling VCU coverage. He is a true fan of the Rams and vocally passionate on and off camera. After the final whistle, you can probably find him at local RVA bar or brewery enjoying a drink and conversation.

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