St. Louis, Mo., July 27, 2017 – The Washington University in St. Louis women's soccer team posted a 5-4 shootout victory over No. 6 Messiah College to claim the 2016 NCAA Division III National Championship Dec. 3 at Kerr Stadium in Salem, Va.
The national championship for the women's soccer team was its first in school history, and the 20thin the history of the WashU. Junior Megan Wolf converted the game-winning penalty kick for the Bears after the game ended in a 1-1 tie after 110 minutes of play.
"I am very proud of these women," said head coach Jim Conlon. "This group really let the sport of soccer help us grow. That is what we are trying to do, to make them better people. I am incredibly humbled to be their coach."
Senior goalkeeper Lizzy Crist (19-1-3) made a season-high six saves in the contest, and was named the NCAA Championship Most Outstanding Defensive Player for the second-straight season. Senior Katie Chandler was named the NCAA Championship Most Outstanding Offensive Player after scoring two goals in the semifinals, while Cohen and senior back Megan Nicklay were named to the All-Tournament Team.
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#3 - Women's Soccer Claims First National Title
#4 - Seven Bears Earn Individual National Champion Status
#5 - WashU Combines for 10 UAA Titles in 2016-17
#6 - Lizzy Crist Earns D3 Honda Award
#7 - WashU Cross Country Places 2nd and 4th at Nationals
#8 - Volleyball Climbs Its Way to National Championship Match
#9 - Rebecca Ho Makes Run to National Title Match
#10 - Football Sweeps UAA and SAA Titles, Qualifies for NCAA Playoffs