Monday called for a quick celebration for the Wisconsin women’s soccer team (12-3-4 overall, 6-2-3 Big Ten) as its name was called in the bid selection for the 2018 NCAA Tournament.
The Badgers were one of the first names to be called during the NCAA’s show Monday afternoon and will compete against Memphis University in Memphis, Tennessee.
Memphis holds onto a 17-3 mark this season, including 7-2 in conference play. In its inaugural season in the American Athletic Conference the Tigers took down No. 1 seed USF in the conference championship, 3-0.
Earlier in the season Memphis was defeated by USF, 2-0. Along with losses from UCF and Mississippi State.
Memphis’ leading scorer is Clarissa Larisey, who has 28 points from 12 goals and four assists on 73 shots.
The No. 1 seed in Wisconsin’s section in the bracket is Stanford, who takes on Seattle. Tennessee grabbed the No. 2 seed while Texas A&M is the No. 3 seed and Boston College grabbed the No. 4 seed.
In the case of a victory, Wisconsin would compete against Hofstra or Boston College.
Wisconsin’s first NCAA Tournament appearance came in 1985, since then the team has made it 20 times. In the past decade Wisconsin has made the tournament six times, with the most recent appearance coming in 2017. The Badgers defeated Toledo 5-0 in the first round before suffering an elimination loss to South Carolina, 1-0.