UWS women’s soccer celebrating their winning season.
Photo by Holden Law
Following its first-ever Upper Midwest Athletic Conference championship, the UW-Superior women’s soccer team is headed to the NCAA St. Paul Regional, the organization announced Monday. The Yellowjackets take top-seeded St. Catherine in the first match on Saturday at the SCU Soccer Field on the St. Catherine campus. Riding a program-record 17-match unbeaten streak, the Yellowjackets enter the tournament at 18-3-1.
The NCAA tournament bid is the first in the 29-year history of the program. The Yellowjackets are led by sophomore forward Niya Wilson, with a league-best 20 goals and 51 points, averaging 2.43 points per match.
Superior boasts a 2.41 scoring margin, which also leads the league. The winner of the four team regional advances to the sectional round Nov. 19-21. After winning its fifth consecutive Upper Midwest Athletic Conference championship, the UW-Superior men’s soccer team is headed to NCAA North Park Regional, the organization announced Monday.
The Yellowjackets take on Washington University in St. Louis in the first round Saturday at Holmgren Athletic Complex on the North Park campus. UWS defeated Bethany Lutheran, 2-1 in overtime, on Saturday to earn the UMAC automatic qualification to the field of 64. Superior won UMAC titles in in 2017-2020.
The ‘Jackets also won the WIAC crown in 2013. The Yellowjackets are led by senior forward Blake Perry, who is tops in the UMAC in goals (19) and assists (20) for 58 points to average 2.64 per match. Perry assisted both goals in the championship win and had a goal and two assists in the semifinal to earn tournament MVP honors. The winner of the four team regional advances to the sectional round Nov. 19-21.