The Loyola Marymount University women’s soccer team is in the NCAA Tournament for the third time in program history and the first time since 2006.
The NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer Committee announced on Monday the 64-team field that includes LMU. The Lions are set to play Cal on Nov. 14 in the first round of the tournament.
Additionally, LMU Women’s Soccer Head Coach Michelle Myers was named the West Coast Conference Coach of the Year while eight total Lion players were honored as the league announced its 2015 Women’s Soccer All-WCC awards.
Senior Callie Taylor was named Co-Defender of the Year while seniors Jocelyn Blankenship and Morgan Hilby earned All-WCC First Team honors and Taylor was also named to the All-WCC Second Team.
The Lions women’s soccer team concluded the regular season matching the program record for wins, finishing 13-5-1 overall. They also ended the season with a perfect 10-0-0 record on their home pitch and went 7-2-0 in West Coast Conference play, earning a tie for second place.
On an individual level, 14 different Lions found the back of the net this fall. Senior Jocelyn Blankenship who led the way with seven goals and five assists for 19 points. LMU has also gotten it done defensively with 10 total shutouts on the year, tying for second most in a single season in program history.
The original version of this story appeared on LMULions.com.