BLOOMINGTON — The Illinois Wesleyan women's soccer team will make its fifth consecutive and 10th overall appearance in the NCAA Division III tournament on Saturday when the Titans face Centre College at Ada, Ohio, in the Ohio Northern-hosted regional.
Start times have yet to be announced.
The No. 16-ranked Titans are 16-4-0 and among 21 teams to earn an at-large bid into the national tournament. Centre College has a 15-3-2 record.
No. 13-ranked Ohio Northern (17-1-2) will host Penn State-Behrend (15-4-1) in the other first-round match. The Polar Bears earned an automatic bid after winning their second Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament title in school history. Penn State-Behrend earned an automatic berth by winning its seventh straight Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference title.
Four net all-CCIW honors: IWU is represented by four players on the 24-member All-College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin women's soccer team announced Monday.
Sophomores Ellie Crabtree and Flower Edington and freshman Cameron Hindel were chosen to the first team. Senior Rachel Westerkamp was a second-team honoree.
Crabtree, a repeat first-team pick, helped the IWU defense allow 0.80 goals per game this season. She accounted for five points, scoring twice in CCIW competition and assisting once.
Edington led the Titans in scoring during conference play with five goals. She added two assists in the Titans' conference tournament victory over Carroll.
Hindel had three goals in regular season CCIW action prior to scoring against Carroll in the conference tournament. She has scored 13 goals with four assists for the year.
Westerkamp, a midfielder, scored the first two goals of her career via penalty kick, including one against CCIW foe Millikin. She assisted on two goals in league play.
Wheaton junior midfielder Madison Peebles won the CCIW Player of the Year award. Peebles' teammate, freshman forward Isabelle Oliver, was named CCIW Newcomer of the Year. Wheaton's Pete Felske won his 11th CCIW Coach of the Year award.