TJ White controls the ball during Grace's win over Roberts Wesleyan on Saturday
TJ White controls the ball during Grace's win over Roberts Wesleyan on Saturday
WINONA LAKE - Grace’s men’s soccer team grabbed the No. 4 seed in next week’s 2021 NCCAA National Championships.

Grace will attempt to defend its national crown after winning the championship in 2020 for the first time in team history.

The Lancers clinched their spot by winning the Midwest Region championship game 4-1 over Roberts Wesleyan.

Grace is making its seventh straight appearance in the NCCAA tournament. The nine-team tournament is held at Austin-Tindall Regional Park in Kissimmee, Fla.

Included in Grace’s pool are No. 3 Judson and No. 7 Oakland City. The top two seeds in the field are No. 1 Columbia International and No. 2 Campbellsville. The winner of each of the three pools as well as the best runner-up will advance to the national semifinals.

The tournament for Grace begins Tuesday, Nov. 30, against Oakland City. The following day is Grace’s matchup against Judson. Both games are slated for 6 p.m.