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The Rutgers University–Newark men’s soccer team (20-3-1) won its first New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) Championship in November, beating sixth-ranked and top-seeded Rowan University, 1–0. A week later, the Scarlet Raiders went up against #21 Brandeis, losing 1–0, in the NCAA Division III championship game, representing its second-straight NCAA tournament appearance and fourth in five years. The team was led by two sophomores: goalie Andres Medina, chosen as the 2017 NJAC Goalkeeper of the Year, and forward Fabio De Sousa, named a United Soccer Coaches All-American.