May 24, 2018

Team of the Year: Women's Soccer

The women's soccer team gathers in the middle of the field to celebrate another victory.

University of Chicago Athletics Dept. / The Chicago Maroon

After a fantastic regular season and postseason, there is no team more deserving of team of the year than the women’s soccer team. After ending the regular season with a 17–1 record, the team proceeded to shut out St. Catherine University, Hope College, Wheaton College, University of Wisconsin—La Crosse, and The College of New Jersey in the postseason before falling to Williams College in the championship game. 

The offense throughout the year relied on multiple players, with Jenna McKinney, a third-year midfielder, leading with 15 goals. Following in goal count were first-year Katie Jasminski (8), second-year Hanna Watkins (6), and fourth-year Madori Spiker (6). In addition to this amazing offense, the defense was nothing to laugh at, with first-year Miranda Malone earning 25 saves and second-year Katie Donovan with 24. 

Although the team must be happy with the outcome of this year, the championship still eluded them. With prospect camps happening all throughout the summer, keep an eye on the roster of UChicago’s women’s soccer team, as they may soon be champions!