The 2018 NIRSA National Soccer Tournament provided a lot of excitement as it does every year. It’s exciting to see champion teams try to defend their titles. It’s also exciting to see new teams get the opportunity to lift the championship plaque. We would have had no repeat champions this year.  Out of the open finalists and championship semifinalists in the men’s and women’s divisions, a total of 3 championships were won in their respective divisions in 25 tournaments. Some advanced further than they had ever done before. But unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate with the story this weekend.

It is with great regret that we could not finish the remaining portion of the tournament. We tried to play it out. The fact that there was even a chance was in no small part due to our gracious hosts here in Foley. We THANK (!) them for their commitment to our teams and our tournament.

We would also like to send a big THANKS (!) to our teams, fans, officials, volunteer staff and everyone else from across the nation who make this tournament what it is. Thank you for also following along on our blog, Twitter and Instagram feeds.

NIRSA will be in further communication with teams about moving forward in the future. We hope all teams, fans, officials and volunteers have a safe journey home. We hope to see everyone again in 2019.