DURHAM, NC – The battle for the pink banner will finish on the Durham County Memorial Stadium on Saturday, December 17, whereas No. 3 Northwestern (Iowa) will hit the sphere in opposition to No. 12 Keizer (Fla. On ESPN3.
- The Purple Raiders have performed in 4 earlier championships because the Seahawk are creating new territory for the present.
- The Seahawks secured their third consecutive disappointing victory, knocking out each reigning champions and champions. Run up from a 12 months in the past.
- Keizer used to beat the 4th, 1st and 2nd targets within the match and now has to the touch the third objective.
- Saturday would be the first all-time assembly between the 2 groups.
- Each groups – NWC and Keizer – sit within the prime 5 within the NAIA within the landing class, the Seahawks sit fourth with 31.
No. 3 Northwestern School (Iowa) Purple Raiders (12-1)
- Northwestern need to win their first nationwide title since 1983.
- That is the second look in three seasons within the NAIA Soccer Championship Sequence and the seventh in this system’s historical past.
- NWC added 12 consecutive winners after shedding one level to Morningside to open the marketing campaign (September 3).
- Northwestern have crushed their opponents 577-136 in 13 video games.
- Purple Raiders earn +17 by means of 13 video games.
- The NWC continues to guide the NAIA within the third downward conversion (54%).
- On Tuesday, December 6, Coach Matt McCarty was named NAIA Area IV Coach of the Yr (AFCA) Coach of the Yr.
- The Northwest leads the nation in fast contact this season (42).
- In all three FCS video games, the Raiders stored their opponents at 12.5%, third down the alternate charge (4-for-32).
- Parker Fryar led the NWC on the GPAC All-Convention because the Defender of the Yr. Konner McQuillan, Michael Storey, Blake Anderson, Greg Will, Darlin Marquez, Jaden Snyder, and Noah Van’t Hof have been the primary members of the group, with seven different Purple Raiders named to the second staff.
No. 12 Keizer College (Fla.) Seahawks (10-3)
- Northwest (Iowa) is the sixth “first” rival for the Seahawks this season (Grand View, Morningside, Valdosta State, Mississippi School and Lindenwood).
- Northwest (Iowa) will simply be the fourth staff from Iowa to face the Seahawks.
- The Seahawks improved 3-0 in Iowa after a 38-21 win at Grand View on December third.
- Saturday will mark the Seahawks’ first voyage to North Carolina.
- The Seahawks allowed a rush of solely 44 yards mixed within the NAIA Soccer Championship Sequence.
- With the victory, Keizer stays unbeaten in NAIA motion this season (10-0).
- Jaden Meiziner has been named the sport’s main offensive participant in three consecutive qualifiers.
- In three Playoff video games, Meizinger shortly recorded 425 yards on 97 carries with six touchdowns.
- Keizer gained the rotation for the ninth straight recreation by forcing two INTs in opposition to Grand View. The Seahawks have pressured 32 modifications this season.
- The Seahawks ranked seventeenth within the NAIA in complete offense (408.4 ypg) whereas registering a protection ranked forty eighth in complete yards (331.2 ypg).
- Keizer ranks thirty fifth within the nation in passing yards on common 210.5 yards per recreation and twelfth within the nation in dashing averages 197.8 yards per recreation.
- At The Solar convention, Dough Socha was named Coach of the Yr, Marques Burgess Offensive Participant and Again of the Yr and Jaylen Arnold Receiver of the Yr.