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Bearcat Women's Soccer Picked To Finish Second In Conference USA
Herweh and Wagner Earned Preseason All-Conference Honors
Contact: Steve Vockell
CINCINNATI, Ohio -- University of Cincinnati's women's soccer team has been selected to finish second in the 2002 regular season in a vote taken by the league's 14 head coaches. The coaches selected Marquette to win the league title.
"We always love to be in the preseason top four," said head coach Meridy Glenn. "It shows great respect from the other schools, but at the same time it presents us with a great challenge."
Cincinnati is coming off its best season in school history. The Bearcats notched a school-best 20 wins, dominated Conference USA with a 10-0 record and made the program's fifth appearance in the NCAA Tournament, advancing to the sweet sixteen and ending the regular season ranked No. 15 in the country.
In addition, two Bearcat players were named to the preseason All-C-USA team. Senior defender Heather Herweh (Cincinnati/ Ursuline) and junior midfielder Tasha Wagner (Middletown, Ohio/ Middletown) earned first-team honors.
"Those two individuals are great representatives of our team," Glenn said. "It really shows the balance among our classes by having a junior and a senior make first team."
Herweh, a tri-captain for the 2002 season, earned first-team All-C-USA honors for the 2001 season. She started all 24 matches as a defender and tallied three goals and four assists for the Bearcats.
Wagner earned first-team All-C-USA honors in her first season as a starter for UC. The midfielder was third on the team in scoring with 12 points, scoring three goals and adding six assists.
The Bearcats open the regular season at crosstown-rival Xavier on Aug. 30. The two teams will kick things off at 7 p.m.