ATLANTA – After finishing the season on 12-game winning streak and the ALC championship, Virginia Tech has been installed as the No. 1 seed in the 2022 MCLA Division National Championship presented by New Balance.
The Hokies (14-1) will open up on Monday against Boise State (8-6), the Cinderella story out of the PNCLL that is making its first visit to nationals.
Brigham Young (15-2) is the second seed, drawing the LSA champ Texas Christian (12-6). The Horned Frogs are also making having their debutante appearance at the dance.
Defending champion South Carolina (13-3) is slotted third and will battle No. 14 Arizona (9-5) while undefeated Minnesota (17-0) grabs No. 4 and draws No. 13 Florida (13-2).
Clemson (13-4), the runner-up in the ALC, will play out of the fifth seed, facing WCLL champ Cal Poly (8-7) in the opening round.
No. 6 Liberty (10-4) battles No. 11 Grand Canyon (7-6) while SLC champion USC (12-4) will tangle with CLC king Boston College (9-5) in the No. 7-10 matchup.
Rounding out the field is the No. 8-9 contest between Georgia Tech (13-3) and Concordia-Irvine (13-2), respectively.
“There were long and thorough discussions about the selections and the seedings,” said Gary Podesta, director of competition. “There were tough omissions, but the committee left no stone unturned in coming up with this field.”
The 2022 MCLA National Championship presented by New Balance will take place from May 9-14 at the Round Rock (Texas) Multipurpose Complex. The first round will take place on Monday, followed by the semifinals and finals on Thursday and Saturday, respectively.
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2022 MCLA Division I National Championships
presented by New Balance
#16 Boise State (8-6) v. #1 Virginia Tech (14-1)
#15 Texas Christian (12-6) v. #2 Brigham Young (15-2)
#14 Arizona (9-5) v. #3 South Carolina (13-3)
#13 Florida (13-2) v. #4 Minnesota (17-0)
#12 Cal Poly (8-7) v. #5 Clemson (13-4)
#11 Grand Canyon (7-6) v. #6 Liberty (10-4)
#10 Boston College (9-5) v. #7 USC (12-4)
#9 Concordia-Irvine (13-2) v. #8 Georgia Tech (13-3)