While soccer teams from across the country are currently battling it out in conference play, the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) today announced the draws which determine quarter-final matchups for the 2019 CCAA Men’s and Women’s Soccer National Championships.
The draw divides qualifying teams into two brackets using standardized designation and the current wildcard ranking chart, which is based on placings at the previous three CCAA National Championships.
Following conference championships, the CCAA Convenor and Seeding Committee, which comprises of provincial convenors from the Pacific Western Athletic Association (PACWEST), Alberta Colleges Athletic Association (ACAC), Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA), Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) and Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) will seed teams in each bracket.
The first seed will face the fourth seed, while the second seed will take on the third seed in each group. As per CCAA policy, the host team can choose the timeslot for its first game.
As previously announced, the PACWEST and ACAC have earned wildcard berths to the 2019 CCAA Men’s Soccer National Championship, which will be hosted by Durham College in Oshawa, ON, from Nov. 6-9.
Meanwhile, the RSEQ and OCAA will send wildcard teams to the 2019 CCAA Women’s Soccer National Championship, to be hosted by Concordia University of Edmonton in Edmonton, AB, from Nov. 6-9.
Here is a look at the 2019 draws:
2019 CCAA Men’s Soccer National Championship
QF MATCHES 1&2: OCAA Champion, PACWEST Wildcard, ACAC Champion, RSEQ Champion
QF MATCHES 3&4: OCAA Host, PACWEST Champion, ACAC Wildcard, ACAA Champion
2019 CCAA Women’s Soccer National Championship
QF MATCHES 1&2: ACAC Champion, RSEQ Wildcard, OCAA Champion, ACAA Champion
QF MATCHES 3&4: ACAC Host, RSEQ, Champion, OCAA Wildcard, PACWEST Champion