The Creighton men’s soccer team was awarded the No. 2 seed in the 2011 NCAA Men’s Soccer Tournament this afternoon in pairings announced on NCAA.com. The Bluejays will receive a first-round bye in the 48-team tournament and host the winner of Thursday’s Western Illinois at Northern Illinois game on Sunday at 1 pm at Morrison Stadium in Omaha.
Creighton (18-2-0), earned its 19th NCAA Tournament appearance in the last 20 years by virtue of Sunday’s 1-0 victory over Missouri State in the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Tournament finals. It was Creighton’s 12th MVC Tournament title, and came on the heels of the program’s 11th regular-season MVC crown. The Jays carried the No. 1 RPI the final two weeks of the season and are 4-1-0 against ranked teams this fall.