The College Cup bracket is now down to just four teams remaining, and those four teams will compete at Talen Energy Stadium December 8-10 for the NCAA Championship trophy. Ahead of the games, get to know each team, starting with the two-time defending champion Stanford.
Location: Stanford, California
2017 Record: 17-2-2, 9-0-1 in conference
National Championships: 2
Road to Talen: Defeated Pacific, Coastal Carolina, and No. 1 Wake Forest
Head Coach: Jeremy Gunn
Leading Scorer: Foster Langsdorf
Union Academy Products: Andrew Aprahamian
Stanford heads into the College Cup as the two-time defending champion, and is looking to become the first school to three-peat since Virgina won four titles from 1991-1994. Stanford is led by Foster Langsdorf, who has 13 goals and six assists on the season. His 32 points led the conference by 10 points, and he also had the best goals and points per game ratio of any player in the conference. As a whole, Stanford scored the most goals in the Pac-12 while also allowing the fewest. Stanford hasn't lost since the end of September, and heads into the College Cup semifinals after knocking off No. 1 Wake Forest for the third consecutive year. Stanford is one of the most complete teams left in the tournament, and has a very real chance at completing the three-peat.
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