Washington University senior goalkeeper Lizzy Crist has been named the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) NCAA Division III Women’s Soccer National Player of the Year the association announced Thursday. By winning the award, Crist becomes the first Bear to ever win NSCAA player of the year honors.
Because of a strong defense, a little bit of luck and a perfect string of penalty kicks, the Red and Green are national champions.
For the second year in a row, the Washington University women’s soccer team has made it to the NCAA Division III tournament Final Four.
The Washington University women’s soccer team will play in the Final Four for the second time in two years after two tight victories this past weekend. The No. 8-ranked Bears defeated No. 10 Hardin-Simmons University (HSU) in penalty kicks after a 0-0 draw on Saturday, and the following day pulled out 1-0 win over No. 2 Trinity University.
After years of sustained success—winning four conference championships since 2011, with a combined 104-16-6 record in that time period and an appearance in the NCAA tournament finals last season—the Washington University women’s soccer team has one more box to check off: the national championship.
After making it to the national championship in 2015 and earning a No. 8 national billing in the last weekend of this regular season, the Washington University women’s soccer team was expected to make a statement as the team hosted the first two rounds of the NCAA tournament at Francis Field this weekend. And they did.
The Washington University women’s soccer team’s 11th straight appearance in the NCAA tournament kicks off this Saturday at Francis Field with a first round matchup against Knox College.
The Washington University women’s soccer team scored the lone goal in overtime to defeat No. 8 University of Chicago 1-0 and claim the conference title for the second year in a row.
On Tuesday evening, the Washington University men’s and women’s soccer teams both shut out their Wydown Boulevard rival, Fontbonne University. The women dominated the Griffins by a 2-0 score, while the men were able to convert late in the game and push to a 1-0 win.
In the 80th minute, a back pass meant for senior goalkeeper Lizzy Crist was intercepted by a University of Rochester player and buried in the back of an open net. It was that kind of night