DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 15, 2018) - Daytona State College has been the epicenter of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) soccer this week, with 12 teams from across image of the 2018 NJCAA men's d-1 soccer championship logothe U.S. vying for Division 1 National Championship honors.

Following three days of pool play games, four teams now advance to the 2018 NJCAA Division 1 Semifinals slated for Friday, Nov. 16, at the DSC Soccer Stadium located on the college's Daytona Beach Campus.

The first match kicks off at noon, when Pima Community College goes up again Monroe College. That match will be followed at 3 p.m. by a duel between Eastern Florida State College and Barton Community College.

Semifinal winners will advance to the championship final match at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17.

Each game will be broadcast live on WDSC 15.

The national tournament comes to DSC just one year after the college completed its new soccer stadium. In addition to being home for the college's men's and women's soccer teams, the 800-seat facility also serves as a venue for local soccer clubs, school groups and other community partners. It is a hub for soccer clinics, prep and club sports and movie nights.

The tournament has drawn over 100 NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) Division I, II and NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) colleges and universities from around the country to recruit for transfer talent, including the University of North Carolina, Michigan State, Ohio University, the University of South Carolina and Virginia Tech, to name just a few.

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MORE: Offering more than 100 certificate, associate and bachelor’s degree programs, Daytona State College is the leader in education and workforce training needs of Volusia and Flagler counties and beyond for more than 60 years. The College enrolls nearly 25,000 students a year at its seven instructional sites, with graduates serving in critical fields including healthcare, emergency services/public safety, business, education, hospitality, engineering, technology, digital media, and more. 

Daytona State has been recognized as a leader in higher education numerous times, consistently by U.S. News & World Report, which ranks the College among the Top Tier Best Online Bachelor’s Programs. The U.S. Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency Center has ranked DSC among the top 50 most affordable public four-year institutions in the country, with less than half the tuition of the national average. Community College Week, a leading publication in higher education, annually continues to feature the college in its list of Top 100 Associate Degree Producers. And U.S. News & World Report has ranked DSC among its Top Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans multiple times.

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Chris Thomes,

Marketing & Communications,

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