The Golden Bears men's soccer team finished as runners-up to Briarcliffe College in the 2012 tournament.
Luis Cortell, WVU Tech men's soccer coach, is in his fourth year as head coach and is first on the all-time winning percentage record at .660. Kelly Borck, WVU Tech women's soccer coach, enters her second year with the Golden Bears. She has previously coached Capital High School and Mountain State University's women's teams.
Tyler Fabian, senior history major and current WVU Tech soccer player from Pittsburgh has led his team in scoring and assists. He said he is excited for the opportunity to host such an event.
"Everyone at Tech is pumped for the tournament," Fabian said. "The stadium at Schoenbaum is our home turf and we haven't lost a game there in two years. We have a good track record and I hope we keep that going throughout the tournament."
WVU Tech will receive an automatic bid for the tournament since they are the host institution. In addition, there will be 10 men's and 10 women's teams from other schools in attendance. The list of participating teams will not be announced until mid-October.
Pergolizzi said both the men's and women's tournaments feature 10-team, consolation brackets. Each team is guaranteed at least two games with a first-round bye for six teams in each bracket.
"This is absolutely a great thing for our institution, our teams and our alumni," Pergolizzi said. "This event will we great for the community and will be a great opportunity for increased visibility."
WVU Tech will host a tailgate for students, alumni and fans at the Schoenbaum Soccer Stadium on Oct. 31. Fans can contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 304-442-3131.
For more information about the USCAA and hosting championship events, visit www.theuscaa.com.
Contact writer John Gibb at john.g...@dailymail.com or 304-348-1796.