INDIANAPOLIS - The Walsh women's soccer team received its first bid to the NCAA Tournment, announced by the selection committee on Monday.
The Cavaliers (14-4-1) will be the No. 4 seed in the eight-team Midwest Region and will play No. 5 seed Saginaw Valley on Friday, Nov. 9 at the Grand Valley State Soccer Field in Allendale, Mich. The winner will advance to play the victor of No. 8 seed Rockhurst and top seeded GVSU.
"Our soccer program has come a long way in the past four years," said Walsh head coach Dave Renard. "Getting to hear our name called to the NCAA Tournament has been a goal of ours for a long time. I'm very happy for our seniors and I'm extremely proud of everything our team has accomplished so far this season."
The Cavaliers compiled a 13-3-1 record in the regular season and defeated Trevecca Nazarene, 2-1, in the opening round of the Great Midwest Athletic Conference Tournament. Walsh then fell 1-0 to Ohio Valley in the G-MAC Championship game on Saturday.
The Cavs received one of the 36 national at-large bids to the NCAA Tournament. The field of 58 will play their way down to a final four which will meet in Pittsburgh at Highmark Stadium on Nov. 29.
No. 4 Walsh vs. No. 5 Saginaw Valley
No. 1 Grand Valley State vs. No. 8 Rockhurst
No. 7 Ashland vs. No. 2 Ohio Valley
No. 6 McKendree vs. No. 3 Ferris State