Nov. 11, 2009
|PORTLAND, SAN DIEGO, AND SANTA CLARA SELECTED TO PLAY IN THE NCAA TOURNAMENT|
Portland, San Diego, and Santa Clara will represent the West Coast Conference in the 2009 NCAA Women's Soccer Tournament. Portland was given a No. 2 seed for the 2009 NCAA Playoffs and will host the Denver Pioneers in a first-round match-up on Friday at the Clive Charles Soccer Complex. Portland, ranked No. 2 in the latest NSCAA national poll, will also welcome Washington and Ole Miss to The Bluff for the opening two rounds. The No. 11 Santa Clara women's soccer team received an at-large bid into the 2009 NCAA Tournament after tying for second in the WCC and putting together a 13-6-1 overall record. The Broncos, who received a No. 4 seed, will play host to Southern California, Oklahoma State, and Michigan State with the first round beginning on Friday, Nov. 13 at Buck Shaw Stadium. San Diego will head to Los Angeles for the first and second rounds of the NCAA Tournament this weekend. USD will open play against cross-town rival San Diego State University on Friday at 8 p.m. The other two teams in the bracket are Boise State University and No. 1 seeded UCLA. Should USD win on Friday, they would face the winner of the UCLA/Boise State match on Sunday at 1 p.m. at UCLA's Drake Stadium.
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2009 All-WCC Teams Announced
For the third straight season the University of Portland posted an undefeated conference record and for the third straight season the Pilots were rewarded with the Player of the Year and the Coach of the Year honors. Portland senior Michelle Enyeart took home the conference's top honor, while Pilots' Head Coach Garrett Smith earned the league's top coaching accolade. Santa Clara senior Jordan Angeli was named the WCC Defensive Player of the Year, while Portland's Kendall Johnson and Santa Clara's Allie Vernon shared the league's Freshman of the Year award. Click here for the full WCC all-conference release.
Pilots Capture Record 11th WCC Title
Portland's Kendra Chandhoke Earns WCC Weekly Honor
WCC Teams Enjoy Tremendous Success In Non-Conference Play
The WCC: The Elite Conference 17 Years Running
Active Consecutive Conference NCAA Quarterfinal Appearances (Elite Eight)
|WCC TEAM NOTES|