NISA Responses to Rubber City FC Change of Heart

When Scratching the Pitch broke news of Rubber City FC’s decision to pursue membership in NPSL only days after announcing intentions to compete in NISA in 2019, we regretfully did not offer NISA an opportunity to respond to some of the issues raised by RCFC President Joshua Austin. Social media platforms, however, provided a venue…

Recap of National Signing Day 2018 for Ohio Women’s Programs

National Signing Day, marking the beginning of the signing period for Division I and Division II college soccer programs, occurred on February 7th. Many of the 25 DI and DII women’s programs in Ohio wasted no time announcing recruits who had signed their national letters of intent. The commitments are summarized below, and will be…

Mixed Results for Ohio Universities at NCAAs

A trio of universities located in Ohio participated in as many NCAA soccer tournaments last weekend. One survived, earning the opportunity to compete again next weekend. The Akron Zips toppled Seattle 3-0 on Sunday to advance to the third round of the Men’s DI tournament. The Ohio Northern University women outlasted William Smith 1-0 on…

Three Ohio Universities Competing in NCAA Tournaments This Weekend

The NCAA men’s and women’s soccer tournaments are underway in all three divisions. Three universities in Ohio remain in contention for championships. Akron, Otterbein, and Ohio Northern each have teams competing this weekend. The Akron Zips earned the 5th seed and a first-round bye in the men’s DI tournament after winning the MAC championship. Akron…