Briar Cliff Women’s Soccer Team Advances to First Ever National Tournament
This fall, the Briar Cliff Women’s Soccer program clinched their first ever GPAC title, punching their ticket to the national tournament taking place this week. The chargers have had a change of management since their GPAC glory and are now led by Clark Charlestin.
Cliff News reporters caught up with team captain and junior center back Megan Siqueiros.
"We were anxious sitting there watching the announcements,” Siqueiros says. “It was such an exciting time, especially being the first women’s soccer team to make it this far at The Cliff.”
The chargers go into the tournament ranked number 18 in the country and will be taking on number 15 Lindsey Wilson College on Thursday April 15th.
Hannah Shuttleworth, a freshman midfielder on the team, will be treating tournament play like another ordinary game.
“I plan to approach it the same as I always do and try not to overthink,” the English international player says. “We know we have a huge backing behind us so we are going to give it everything.”
The chargers held a 10-1-1 GPAC record with a 12-2-2 overall record in the fall of 2020. They will come into National Championship play after a 1-0 loss to Jamestown University in the GPAC semi-finals.
The chargers (3rd seed) will face Lindsey Wilson College (2nd seed) in Spring Arbor, Michigan and look to move through that game in order to face the winner of Spring Arbor (1st seed) vs Northwestern Ohio (4th seed).
To watch the game live head to the Briar Cliff Women’s Soccer homepage and click the link in the bio.
Photo Credit: Kye Edwards / BCU Women's Soccer Team
The Chargers pose outside of Newman Flannagan Center before leaving for Michigan.