The Washington University women’s soccer team played two games at Francis Field last week, rolling past Fontbonne University, 5-0, in Wednesday’s Wydown Showdown before they couldn’t quite put away Wheaton College in a double overtime 2-2 tie Saturday.
The Washington University women’s soccer team beat Illinois Wesleyan University 2-0 Saturday before a 1-0 thriller over host No. 8 University of Wisconsin Whitewater Sunday to win the W Challenge and improve to 6-0 on the season.
Because Washington University has historically had one of the most successful athletic programs in Division III, it is generally not difficult for the Bears to schedule top opposition. It is not often, however, that three separate Wash. U. teams face highly ranked competitors on the same weekend this early in season.
The Washington University women’s soccer team continues to look the part of defending champions through a dominant first few games of the season. This week, the team notched impressive wins against the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Pomona-Pitzer Colleges and Millikin University to stay undefeated on for the year.
Entering the season with high expectations, the defending national champion Washington University women’s soccer team did not disappoint. Securing a resounding 4-1 win against DePauw University Friday night, this year’s Bears looked as dominant as the championship team of 2016.
A number of All-Americans have made their mark on Francis field: Wash. U. boasts a grand total of 156 academic All-American selections. This week, however, a pair of Bear athletes earned similar honors before their seasons had even started, as junior football player Ben Marcus and junior women’s soccer player Maggie Crist both earned selections as preseason All-Americans.
After nearly a decade of excellence—including four University Athletic Association titles, numerous NCAA tournament appearances and three trips to the NCAA Championship—the Washington University women’s soccer team finally captured the elusive title last year.
Lizzy Crist is the UAA nominee for the 2017 NCAA Woman of the Year Award.
In one of the NCAA’s most local rivalries, the Washington University softball team took care of Tuesday at home Tuesday, beating neighbor Fontbonne University twice.
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.