The Wesleyan University women’s soccer team will play in their first-ever Division 3 Final Four this weekend in Greensboro, N.C.
Awaiting the Cardinals in their NCAA Tournament semifinal on Friday (1:45 p.m.) is a massive test in the form of No. 1-ranked and unbeaten The College of New Jersey. TCNJ owns a record of 20-0-2, while 14th-ranked Wesleyan is 18-1-2. The winner will meet the winner of the other semifinal between Christopher Newport University and Loras College.
With a roster almost completely constructed of players from New Jersey, TCNJ has outscored opponents, 62-6. The team also has 11 players who have scored at least three goals.
It will be a challenge for the Cardinals, for sure. But there is reason to believe Wesleyan has the makings to play for a national championship on Saturday. Here are three reasons why.