WORCESTER, Mass. – With the start of the NCAA Men's Soccer Tournament one week away, Holy Cross athletic director Richard M. Regan, Jr.'s responsibilities as chair of the NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Committee begin to move into the spotlight this week.
This weekend, Regan will be in Indianapolis, Ind., to lead the committee as it selects the 48 men's soccer teams which will take part in the 2012 NCAA Tournament. The committee will also be in charge of seeding the top 16 teams in the tournament, constructing the national bracket and selecting the host institution for each contest. The bracket is scheduled to be announced on Monday, Nov. 12, at 5:30 p.m.
Regan and the other members of the committee will be responsible for staffing and assigning officials for each game throughout the tournament. The Committee will then oversee all operations for the 2012 NCAA Men's College Cup, which will see the national semifinals and championship game take place at Regions Park in Hoover, Ala., from Dec. 7-9.
Regan is currently in his 15th year as the director of athletics at Holy Cross. Having served as a member of the Men's Division I Soccer Committee for two years before assuming the role of chair this year, he previously served a term on the NCAA Division I Management Council from 1999-2004.