Women's Soccer Final Four Preview

Women's Soccer Final Four Preview

vs. #3 Middlebury – Friday, Nov. 30 - 5 p.m. (ET) - UNCG Stadium, Greensboro, N.C.
Live Video: https://www.ncaa.com/game/soccer-women/d3/2018/11/30/middlebury-washington-st-louis
Live Stats: https://www.ncaa.com/game/soccer-women/d3/2018/11/30/middlebury-washington-st-louis

Download the complete WashU game notes by clicking HERE (PDF).

BEAR HEADLINES – The No. 1-ranked Washington University in St. Louis women's soccer team advanced to the NCAA Division III Semifinals for the third time in the last four seasons and fifth time in school history with a 2-1 win over No. 15 Wheaton (Ill.) Nov. 17 in St. Louis.

The Bears take on No. 3 Middlebury College (18-1-3) in the first semifinal Friday, Nov. 30, at 5 p.m. (ET) at UNCG Stadium in Greensboro, N.C. Defending national champion and No. 5 Williams College (17-1-4) and No. 11 Christopher Newport University (21-1) play in the second semifinal at 7:30 p.m. The winners meet Saturday at 7 p.m. (ET) for the national title.

NCAA HISTORY – WashU is making its 13th-consecutive and 18th overall appearance in the NCAA Tournament. WashU has a 39-14-8 (.705) record in NCAA Tournament play, and was 2016 NCAA Division III National Champions. The Bears were also the national runner-up in 2009 and 2015.

HEAD COACH JIM CONLON – The winningest coach in school history, Jim Conlon has guided WashU to a 190-35-16 (.822) overall record in 11 seasons. Conlon led the Bears to the 2016 NCAA Division III National Championship after a pair of NCAA Runner-up finishes in 2009 and 2015. He has also guided WashU to eight University Athletic Association (UAA) championships and 11-straight trips to the NCAA Tournament. Conlon has a 286-92-21 (.743) overall record in 19 seasons as a collegiate women's coach.

HISTORY OF THE PROGRAM – WashU has compiled an all-time record of 417-133-40 (.741) in 30 seasons. The Bears have posted 17-consecutive winning seasons, and 23-straight seasons with a .500 or better record. The Bears have won 13 UAA titles (1995, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018) and made 18 NCAA appearances.

BEAR TRACKS – WashU has outscored its opponents 62-5, with 16 shutouts.

• WashU's senior class (Maggie Crist, Darcy Cunningham, Caroline Dempsey, Audrey Freeman, Jessica Kovach, Hannah Menard, Jessica Ridderhoff and Isabelle Tamburro) is the winningest class in school history, leading the Bears to a 77-7-5 (.893) overall record with four UAA titles, three Final Fours and the 2016 NCAA Division III National Championship.

• Senior midfielder Maggie Crist was named the UAA Most Valuable Player and freshman back Gabbie Cesarone earned UAA Rookie of the Year. Head coach Jim Conlon and assistant coaches Rebekah Roller, Theresa Kaiser and Emily Bozdeck were tabbed the UAA Coaching Staff of the Year.

• WashU had seven student-athletes earn UAA all-association honors, highlighted by first-team honorees in Maggie Crist, junior forward Taylor Cohen and senior midfielder Darcy Cunningham. Freshman back Gabbie Cesarone, sophomore goalkeeper Emma Greenfield and senior back Hannah Menard picked up second-team honors, while senior midfielder Jessica Kovach earned honorable-mention honors.

• WashU is 7-0 against ranked teams in 2018, allowing just three goals, and is 23-4-3 the last four years against ranked opponents.

• Head coach Jim Conlon is 15-5-15 in overtime in 11 years at WashU, including a 5-0-5 mark in the NCAA Tournament.

• The Bears have a 24-0-1 record when junior forward Taylor Cohen scores in her career.

• WashU had 12 student-athletes named Academic All-UAA: Taylor Cohen, Darcy Cunningham, Caroline Dempsey, Audrey Freeman, Emma Greenfield, Jessica Kovach, Katy Mockett, Ellie Moreland, Kristen Reikersdorfer, Jessica Ridderhoff, Jesse Rubin, Isabelle Tamburro.

• Cunningham and Mockett were named to the 2018 Google Cloud NCAA Division III Academic All-District Five Team. Cunningham has a 3.46 grade point average while majoring in marketing, while Mockett has a 4.0 GPA while majoring in systems engineering.