Soccer wraps up historic season with record


Olivia Newcom

The IU Kokomo women’s soccer team fell 4-0 at the University of Cumberlands in the opening round of the NAIA National Championship. The lady Cougars had a historic season with a 14-3-3 record.

 The Indiana University Kokomo women’s soccer team had the best season in the program’s short history. The Cougars showed grit finishing with a 14-3-3 record and winning the conference tournament for the first time in program history.  

By winning the conference tournament, they were granted an automatic bid to the national meet. 

The national tournament is split up into four different pools. Each pool is played in different locations and the top four teams in the country are separated in each. The Cougars were in for an uphill battle when it was revealed they were to travel to Williamsburg Kentucky and take on the number two team in the nation, Cumberlands.  

The Cougars ultimately wound up coming up short, losing 4-0. Completing their historic season with a record-setting 14 wins. Eight of those wins came against conference opponents which is another record, smashing the previous one. The Cougars also hit a program high 57 goals in the season.  

“I wish we had gotten to go to a place that was farther to travel a bit, but it was still a fun experience, and overall, a super successful season, which is what you set out to do originally, so that is all that really matters.” said Senior Andi Williams.