For the third consecutive year, Cal State Stanislaus has been named the host of the California Collegiate Athletic Association Men's and Women's Soccer Championships, conference commissioner Robert J. Hiegert announced Tuesday.
The eight-team event will be held Nov. 4-6 at the three-year old Warrior Stadium on the Stanislaus campus in Turlock. The championship format calls for two men's and women's semifinal games to be played Nov. 4, with the championships slated for Nov. 6.
“Cal State Stanislaus has demonstrated over the last two years that it has an outstanding facility that the student-athletes enjoy competing at, and, under Director of Athletics Dr. Milt Richards’ leadership, has done a commendable job hosting the event,” Hiegert said. “Turlock is centrally located within the state providing a relatively convenient trip for all the participating programs.
“The membership is confident that Cal State Stanislaus will continue to stage quality championships at its outstanding venue and provide a positive experience for the participating student-athletes,” the conference commissioner added.
“CSU Stanislaus is truly honored to host the CCAA men's and women's soccer championships for the third year in a row,” CSU Stanislaus President Hamid Shirvani said. “We look forward to once again welcoming student-athletes from around the state, along with their friends and families, for another outstanding competition.”
Warrior Stadium, with a capacity of 2,100, is part of the $16.1 million Student Recreation Complex that officially opened in August 2009. The facility was also the host site for the 2011 CCAA Track and Field Championships and the 2011 NCAA Division II Track and Field National Championships.
Stanislaus will be hosting the CCAA Championships for the fourth time, and the event will be held in Northern California for the sixth time since the conference began sponsoring a postseason tournament in 1999.
Sonoma State is the defending men's champion while San Francisco State captured the women's title for the first time in program history in 2010.