It looks like the women's soccer program isn't slowing down one bit under first-year head coach B.J. Snow. The Bruins earned themselves a number two seed in the NCAA tournament (HT LA), giving them home field in the first three rounds. The girls went 15-1-3 this season and 8-1-2 in the Pac-12 to finish second in the conference, only behind Stanford, who earned a number one seed in the tournament.
UCLA will open the tournament on Saturday against New Mexico and should they win, they will play the winner of the San Diego/Irvine match. If chalk holds, they are looking at a Sweet 16 match against fourth-seeded Pepperdine, also at Drake Stadium. Duke is the number one seed in the Bruins' bracket and if they can make it to the Elite Eight, they will likely have to play the Blue Devils all the way out in Durham, NC. The College Cup is in Kennesaw, GA.
This is just another fantastic season from an excellent program and a nice year for Snow in his first year at the helm. Maybe this will be the year they finally get over the hump and capture a national title? If so, it will probably be on the back of Sydney Leroux, the incredible striker who has 16 goals on the year.
Be it in Friday's tournament opener or in the second or third round, head on out to Drake Stadium and cheer on the girls. A great crowd of 3,826 saw the Bruins cap the season with a 5-2 win over SC and it'd be great to top those crowds in the postseason. They need your support, especially since they get none from the Morgan Center (as of now the official site and official twitter have no mention of the Bruins' seeding and there is no women's soccer twitter to check. And you want to point at non-revenue sports as a source of pride, Dan?). So make sure on Saturday or next week, put on your blue and do a few eight claps out in Westwood to help these girls win a national title.