Triton Women’s Soccer Finishes Strong Season In NCAA Tournament

Photo by Christian Duarte
Photo by Christian Duarte

The UCSD women’s soccer team had a solid season, racking up 15 wins with six losses and one tie. Its remarkable season came to an end during the first round of the NCAA tournament after losing to Seattle Pacific 2–1 in Bellingham, Washington.

The Tritons won their ninth California Collegiate Athletic Association title under longtime head coach Brian McManus. The Tritons knocked top-ranked Sonoma State out of the CCAA tournament after beating it 30 in the semifinal game. They then went on to defeat Stanislaus State, 32, earning the program another CCAA banner. Freshman forward Mary Reilly, sophomore forward Katie O’Laughlin, sophomore midfielder Jordyn McNutt, redshirt junior defender Meghan Berry, redshirt junior midfielder Kiera Bocchino and senior goalkeeper Kelcie Brodsky were selected to the CCAA All-Tournament team as a result. As Reilly was also pinned as CCAA freshman of the year, Reilly, O’Laughlin, McNutt and Berry made the All-CCAA first team following their regular season. Meanwhile, Bocchino gathered second team honors, and Brodsky and sophomore midfielder Brie Diaz were honorable mentions.

The UCSD soccer team also had four players get selected to the 2015 Division-II Conference Commission Association All-West Region teams.

McNutt was selected to the first team while Berry, Reilly and O’Laughlin were selected to the second team. McNutt was also selected as an honorable mention to the Division-II CCAA All-American team while Bocchino was selected as an NSCAA scholar All-West Region honoree.

With a very young 2015 team, the 2016 Tritons look to make a run for the Division-II NCAA National Championship in this upcoming season.

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