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MIDWEST SECTIONAL

Washington U. (St. Louis, MO)

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Friday/Saturday, Nov. 16-17

Third Round - Saturday

UW-La Crosse (18-2-3) at Washington U. (19-0-0), 5:00 pm CT

Centre (21-0-0) vs. Wheaton (Ill.) (18-3-1), 7:30 pm CT

Quarterfinals - Sunday

Sectional Final, 6:00 pm CT

How they reached the Sweet 16

   Berth 1st Round 2nd Round
Washington U. UAA AQ W5-0 Westminster (Mo.) (H) W3-0 Ill. Wesleyan (H)
UW-La Crosse WIAC AQ W2-0 Wartburg (H) T2-2 St. Thomas (H)
Wheaton (Ill.) Pool C at-large W4-0 Northwestern (H) W2-1 Loras (H)
Centre SAA AQ W4-0 Wooster (H) W1-0 Grove City (H)

 

2018 Statistical Overview

   Record (Pct.) GSA : GAA (Diff.) Avg. OWP SoS vs. Top 25 Last Ten
Washington U. 19-0-0 (1.000) 2.99 : 0.21 (+2.78) .666 .643 4-0-0 10-0-0
UW-La Crosse 18-2-3 (.848) 3.02 : 0.92 (+2.10) .610 .596 1-2-1 8-0-2
Wheaton (Ill.) 18-3-1 (.841) 2.11 : 0.58 (+1.53) .651 .627 3-2-0 8-1-1
Centre 21-0-0 (1.000) 3.42 : 0.19 (+3.23) .589 .565 0-0-0 10-0-0

 

 

Head Coaches

Washington U.

Jim Conlon,, 11th year (2008-2018), 188-35-16 (.820) [career w/ 2 women's teams: 282-92-21 (.741) / career men's record: 108-48-10 (.681)]
NCAA's (11 of 11): 26-8-7 (.720) | 9th Sweet 16 | Champion ('16), Runner-up ('09,'15), Elite 8 ('11,'12,'13)

UW-La Crosse

Jason Murphy, 5th year (2014-2018), 69-24-13 (.712) [career w/ 2 women's teams: 110-57-16 (.645)]
NCAA's (3 of 5): 4-2-1 (.643) | 2nd Sweet 16 | Elite 8 ('17)

Wheaton (Ill.)

Pete Felske, 31st year (1988-2018), 506-125-36 (.786)
NCAA's (16 of 25): 53-14-5 (.771) | 12th Sweet 16 |  Champion ('04,'06,'07), Runner-up ('08,'11), Final Four ('12), Elite 8 ('13)

Centre

Jay Hoffman, 15th year (2004-2018), 218-66-24 (.747)
NCAA's (9 of 15): 10-7-3 (.575) | 3rd Sweet 16 | Final Four ('15); Elite 8 ('14)

 

Seniors' 4-year Record (through Nov. 11)

   Overall (Pct.) NCAA Appearances Record Advancement
Washington U. 74-7-6 (.885) '15 '16 '17 '18 12-2-3 Sweet 16: '17, '18;
Final Four: '15; Champion: '16
UW-La Crosse 64-16-8 (.773) '15   '17 '18 4-2-1 Sweet 16: '18; Elite 8: '17
Wheaton (Ill.) 61-23-4 (.716) '15   '17 '18 5-2-0 Sweet 16: '17, '18
Centre 76-7-6 (.888) '15 '16 '17 '18 7-2-1 Sweet 16: '18; Final Four: '15

 

Players to Watch

Washington U.: #27 M Maggie Crist (Sr.) – 5g, 5a, 2GWG (UAA MVP) |#28 F Taylor Cohen (Jr.) – 14g, 7a, 6GWG (UAA 1st Team) |#13 D Gabbie Cesarone (Fr.) – (UAA ROY) |#0 GK Emma Greenfield (So.) – 0.22 GAA, 0.789 SvPct (UAA 2nd Team)

UW-La Crosse: #2 M Margaret Harings (Sr.) – 12g, 7a, 2GWG (WIAC OPOY) |#6 M Maya Schmitt (Sr.) – 9g, 3a, 1GWG (WIAC DPOY | #17 M Cassie Handrick (Sr.) – 14g, 8a, 4GWG (WIAC All Conf.) | #13 F Kaitlyn Villars (So.) – 9g, 13a, 2GWG (WIAC All Conf.) | #11 D Megan Carroll (Sr.) – 1g (WIAC All Conf.)

Wheaton (Ill.): #4 Sarah Tomich (So.) 2g, – 1GWG (CCIW DPOY) |#5 Aeva Graber (Fr.) 9g, 7a, – 4GWG (CCIW FOY) |#10 Madison Peebles (Sr.) – 4g, 5a, 3GWG (CCIW 1st Team) |#17 Nicole Wright (Fr.) – 1g, 1a, 1GWG (CCIW 2nd Team)

Centre: #7 F Alana Hughes (Jr.) – 15g, 12a, 9GWG (SAA OPOY) |#22 D Jessie Turner (Jr.) (SAA DPOY) |#33 M Averi Faulk (SAA 1st Team) |#13 F Meghan Paynter (Jr.) – 5g, 5a, 1GWG (SAA 1st Team) |#0 GK Sarah Stoghill (So.) – 0.16 GAA, 0.900 SvPct (SAA 1st Team)

 

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