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Five Big Ten teams placed in NCAA women's soccer tournament; Badgers miss tourney for second time in three years

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The Wisconsin women's soccer team learned Monday afternoon that its season is complete. The Badgers finished 11-9-1 overall, 4-6-0 during the Big Ten regular season (eighth place) and were not mentioned among the 64-team NCAA tournament field.

Among Big Ten schools, conference champion Penn State and tournament champion Illinois join Michigan, Ohio State and Purdue in tournament play, which begins Nov. 14. (For NCAA bracket, click here)

Three Badgers finished the season with double-digit point totals: sophomore forward Katy Lindenmuth led the team with seven assists and was tied for second with six goals, finishing with a team-high 19 points. Senior midfielder Jenny Kundert found the net seven times and added four assists (18 points) while freshman midfielder Kara Kabellis finished with 14 points (six goals, two assists).

In net, freshman Stefani Szczechowski finished 9-6-2, recording 54 saves while allowing 21 goals. She recorded three shutouts.

Hynes named NTDP coach

USA Hockey today announced that John Hynes, current UW men's hockey assistant coach, has been named U.S. National Development coach with the organization's National Team Development Program (NTDP) in Ann Arbor, Mich. Hynes will oversee the NTDP along with fellow U.S. National Development Coach David Quinn while serving as head coach of the U.S. National Under-18 Team for the remainder of this season.

Hynes fills a position left vacant when Moe Mantha announced his resignation on Oct. 28. Prior to this appointment he was serving as an assistant coach at the University of Wisconsin under former U.S. National Development coach Mike Eaves.


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