A Record Four BIG EAST Women's Soccer Teams Play In NCAAs This Weekend


Four BIG EAST women's soccer teams have advanced to the Third Round of the NCAA Championship for the first time in league history. All four teams will be on the road this weekend. The league had a record three teams advance to the quarterfinals in 2007; UConn, Notre Dame and West Virginia.
NCAA Championship Schedule (Third Round, campus sites)
Fri. 19           14/7 West Virginia at 18/16 Boston College          7:00 p.m.
Sat. 20          12/9 Marquette at 11/15 Florida State                 1:00 p.m.
                   Georgetown at Minnesota                                 2:00 p.m.
                   7/10 Notre Dame at 3/4 North Carolina               5:00 p.m.
NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP BERTHS - The BIG EAST Conference has totaled 22 NCAA Championship berths over the past four years to average almost six teams a season. In addition, the league has seen a team (Notre Dame) advance to the College Cup in each of the last four years.
Year         Teams            Record        Win Pct.
2010             6                  7-2-2            .727
2009             7                  7-5-2            .571
2008             4                  7-4-1            .625
2007             5                  9-5-1            .633
                   22                30-16-6         .635
BIG EAST CONFERENCE - A BIG EAST team has advanced to the College Cup 11 times in the past 15 years (since 1995). In addition, a BIG EAST squad has played for the women's soccer national championship eight times, including four appearances in the last seven seasons. The BIG EAST has claimed a pair of women's soccer national titles (Notre Dame in 1995 and 2004).