Nov. 21, 1996
Vol. 16, No. 6

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    Women's soccer team celebrates best season yet

    With the most wins in the history of women's soccer at the University, the Maroons' successful season came to an end this weekend at the NCAA Division III final four at Amherst College. The Maroons, winners of the UAA title this year, lost their match 1-0 to two-time NCAA III champion College of New Jersey.

    Making their first-ever NCAA post-season appearance, the Maroons earned their trip to the final four with wins over Wilmington College (2-0) and Macalester College (1-0) in regional play in Wilmington, Ohio, earlier this month. Senior midfielder Shay Feilen and sophomore forward Teresa Prendes scored in the win over Wilmington, and freshman Jessica Berry scored her team-leading 13th goal in the contest against Macalester. Junior goalkeeper Maria Cardow posted her ninth and 10th shutouts of the year to anchor a strong team defensive effort.

    Chicago's record-setting 16 wins this season led to its second UAA title in three years, with a 6-1 mark in league play. The team is coached by Amy Reifert, University Athletic Association's Coach of the Year.

    The men's soccer team will also make its first NCAA post-season appearance when it advances to the national quarterfinals next weekend. The Maroons won two matches this past weekend to claim the NCAA Division III Central Region title and earn a spot in the national quarterfinals against Greensboro College.

    For the latest scores and more information about University sports teams, see www-athletics.uchicago.edu.