UWS women’s soccer to open 1st NCAA tournament against St. Catherine

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In their 29 year history the University of Wisconsin Superior (UWS) women’s soccer team had yet to hear their names called for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) tournament. That all changed on Monday, when they learned their first-ever national pairing in the Division III women’s soccer selection show.

"It’s really exciting," senior defenseman Erin Schoborg said. "Honestly just grateful is the first thing, we’re just lucky to be here, lucky to have this team that we have."

Head coach Allison DeGroot added, "to know that we’ve earned that, we have taken some massive strides over the years and this group of women really deserves that opportunity."

The Yellowjackets will make their NCAA debut in the first round Saturday. They’re paired with top-seeded St. Catherine University to kickoff the St. Paul Regional. The match time is still to be determined.

Riding a program-record 17-match unbeaten streak, UWS enters the tournament at 18-3-1.