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Duke men's soccer receives No. 7 overall seed in NCAA Championship

<p>Senior Conor Kelly is one of three Blue Devils who were on the roster for the team's last NCAA tournament appearance in 2018.</p>

Senior Conor Kelly is one of three Blue Devils who were on the roster for the team's last NCAA tournament appearance in 2018.

Duke will be the No. 7 overall seed in the Division I Men's Soccer Championship, the NCAA announced Monday. This will be the Blue Devils' first appearance in the NCAA tournament since 2018 and 28th appearance in program history. The last time Duke won the NCAA championship was in 1986, when current head coach John Kerr was the captain of the team. Kerr also won the Hermann Trophy that year as the NCAA Player of the Year.

The Blue Devils received a first-round bye and will play the winner of UCLA-UC Santa Barbara in the second round Sunday, Nov. 21 at Koskinen Stadium. The start time of the game is to be announced.

The other ACC teams that made the tournament are North Carolina, Virginia Tech, Louisville and Wake Forest, who all received at-large bids, Clemson, the No. 8-seed, Pittsburgh, who tied Duke for the best regular season ACC record and will be the No. 5-seed and No. 4-seeded Notre Dame, who defeated Duke in the ACC Championship game Sunday.

The No.1-overall seed went to the Pac-12 champions, Oregon State. 


Sasha Richie

Sasha Richie is a Trinity junior and the Blue Zone Editor of The Chronicle's 117th volume.

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