RCW: Sport Spotlight 4.36 (Soccer)

ATTENDANCE RECORD: With tonight’s attendance of 2,514, #KUsoccer now holds the NCAA DI attendance record for the state of Kansas! #RockChalk pic.twitter.com/00qGLKlFDY

— Kansas Soccer (@KUWSoccer) October 7, 2017


That winning feeling. #RockChalk

A post shared by Kansas Women’s Soccer (@kansassoccer) on Oct 13, 2017 at 7:09pm PDT



2017-18 Season Highlights

  • The Kansas soccer team’s season came to an end on Nov. 1 in a Big 12 quarterfinal draw with TCU in Kansas City. The Horned Frogs advanced on a penalty shootout, 5-3. KU finished the season with an 8-9-3 record and finished sixth in the conference, going 3-5-1 against its league foes.
  • The Jayhawks claimed two wins over top-10 ranked opponents, marking just the third time in school history a KU squad as tallied multiple top-10 wins in a season.
  • Kansas earned a spot in the Big 12’s postseason tournament for the 17th time in Mark Francis’ 19 seasons in Lawrence. It was also the seventh-straight bid for the Jayhawks.
  • KU saw three players named to the All-Big 12 postseason lists, including Second Team selections Grace Hagan and Kayla Morrison.
  • Morrison was also named the league’s Co-Defensive Player of the Year, becoming the first player in program history to claim that honor.
  • Hagan was also named to the NSCAA All-South Region Third Team for the first time in her career. It marked the fourth-straight year a Jayhawk was named to an all-region team.
  • Kansas broke the program’s single-game attendance record for the third time in four years, with 2,514 filling Rock Chalk Park for the match vs. Kansas State.
  • The KU defense was stellar over its first seven outings of the season, conceding only five goals and posting an opponent scoreless streak of over 450 minutes in that time.
  • The Jayhawks went unbeaten during their 2018 spring exhibition season, going 9-0-1, with five of those wins coming during their or the European tour in March.
  • KU expects to return seven starters for the 2018 fall campaign but will feature 11 newcomers to the roster.