Washington University in St. Louis was selected to host 2019 NCAA Division III First and Second Round Women's Soccer action Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 16-17, at Francis Olympic Field in St. Louis.
No. 3 WashU and Maryville College (Tenn.) square off in a first round game Saturday at 11 a.m., followed by the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and Adrian College in the second contest at 1:30 p.m. The winners of Saturday's games will meet Sunday at 1 p.m. for a berth into the Sectional Semifinals.
All three games will be broadcast live on the WashU Sports Network and live stats will also be available on the WashU Athletics website.
SATURDAY, NOV. 16
#3 WashU vs. Maryville (Tenn.) – 11 a.m.
Adrian vs. Wisconsin-Stevens Point – 1:30 p.m.
SUNDAY, NOV. 17
NCAA Second Round – 1 p.m.
Tickets will be $7 for adults, $5 for seniors (65 & up), military, students and children (3-17), and kids under 2 are free. Gates will open one hour before kickoff.
• Adrian is making its second NCAA appearance in program history. The Bulldogs battled to a tough 1-0 (2OT) loss to Loras in the first round last season.
• Ali Alamdari is in his 12th season as head coach at Adrian and has collected a record of 137-78-28 (.621).
• Adrian collected its second-consecutive MIAA Tournament Championship, while also taking the regular season Title – its second tourney and regular season titles.
• The Bulldogs rank in the top-10 in four statistical categories: fourth in assists (65), fourth in points (207), fifth in assists per game (2.95) and 10th in goals (71).
MARYVILLE (TENN.) NOTES
• This is Maryville's 10th NCAA tournament bid, its first since 2014. MC has claimed five USA South regular season titles since joining the league in 2012.
• Shannon Reagan was named the USA South Player of the Year while Taylor Frizen earned USA South Tournament MVP honors.
• MC is 22-0-1 against USA South regular season opponents over the last three years, winning 18-straight matches.
• Pepe Fernandez is 364-149-37 (.695) in 29 seasons guiding the women's program. He was named the USA South Coach of the Year.
• WashU won its fifth-straight University Athletic Association (UAA) title to earn the league's automatic bid. The Bears are unbeaten in UAA play the last two years (13-0-1).
• The Bears are making their 14th-consecutive and 19th overall appearance in the NCAA Tournament. WashU has a 39-15-8 (.694) record in NCAA Tournament play, and were the 2016 NCAA Division III National Champions.
• Jim Conlon is the winningest coach in school history with a 205-37-18 (.823) record in 12 seasons. Conlon has led the Bears to four Final Fours (2009, 2015, 2016, 2018), nine UAA titles and 12 trips to the NCAA Tournament. Overall he has a 301-94-23 (.748) record in 20 seasons as a collegiate head coach.
WISCONSIN-STEVENS POINT NOTES
• Wisconsin-Stevens Point is making its 16th NCAA Tournament appearance, and has a 16-14-2 all-time record.
• The Pointers allowed just 68 shots on goal all season, the fewest in the league.
• UW-Stevens Point had three players named to the All-WIAC Team – Meaghan Ambelang, Kati Frierdich and Kaitlyn Hess.
• Head coach Dawn Crow went 97-1-1 in her playing career at North Carolina and won the national championship all four seasons (1991-94). Crow is 41-42-9 (.495) in five seasons at UW-Stevens Point and 50-66-13 (.438) in seven years as a collegiate coach.