The Wittenberg University women's soccer team, which earned one of the possible 20 at-large bids into the NCAA Division III Women's Soccer Tournament, will open play in the national tournament this afternoon (11/9) with a 2:30 p.m. kickoff against Wisconsin-Whitewater at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. The Tigers, who captured the 2012 NCAC Championship with a record of 7-0-1 against league opponents, are 3-3-2 all-time in NCAA play with their last win coming against Ohio Northern in the 2009 season.
DePauw president Brian W. Casey today announced that the University has received a major gift to support significant improvements to the University’s athletics fields as part of the implementation of DePauw’s comprehensive athletics and recreation master plan.
This weekend the NCAC has multiple men's and women's teams competing on the national stage in NCAA Tournaments for their respective sports. In preparation for this weekend's action, Russell Kramer, NCAC Assistant Executive Director, caught up with coaches from the NCAC to delve into each team's mindset heading into the 2012 championships.
Oberlin College Interim Delta Lodge Director of Athletics and Physical Education Natalie Winkelfoos has announced that Head Women’s Soccer Coach Kristen Hayden is stepping down to pursue other career opportunities. Hayden had served as the head coach of the Yeowomen since 2007 after working as an assistant coach with the team in 2006.
Wooster senior forward Erika Kay (Grosse Pointe Park, MI/Grosse Pointe South) and Wittenberg senior defender Lauren E. McMahon (Loveland, OH/Ursuline) have been named the Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year, respectively, to highlight the 2012 All-North Coast Athletic Conference women’s soccer selections after balloting by the league coaches.
North Coast Athletic Conference tournament champion DePauw (7-10-1) has earned its seventh berth into the 64-team NCAA Div. III Women’s Soccer Tournament, while Wittenberg (11-4-3) earned its fifth berth into the tournament field with one of the 20 at-large bids.
Fourth-seeded DePauw (4-3-1, 7-10-1) defeated third-seeded Denison (4-3-1, 6-11-2) by a 1-0 margin to capture the program's first NCAC Women's Soccer Tournament title on Saturday afternoon in Granville, Ohio. With the scored tied, 0-0, early in the second-half, DePauw senior Dana Sprague (Dharan, Saudi Arabia/Cushing Academy) settled a long pass, dribbled past a DU defender and launched a shot past a diving Andrea Karl (Powell, OH/Olentangy Liberty) for the games' lone tally.
The 2012 Capital One Academic All-District Men's and Women's soccer teams, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), were released on Thursday, Nov. 1, and four North Coast student-athletes were recognized on the list. On the women's side, Denison junior goalie Andrea Karl (Powell, OH/Olentangy Liberty) and Wooster senior forward Paige Piper (Midland, MI/Dow) were first-team honorees in District 7, while Hiram senior midfielder Ryan Greenhill (Solon, OH/Solon) and Denison senior midfielder Ryan Torgersen (Spring, TX/Klein) were also first-team selections in District 7 on the men's side.