The 10th NCAA tournament trip in school history highlighted the 2013 women’s soccer season, as the Bulldogs finished second in the Great Lakes Valley Conference during its first year in the league.
The Bulldogs won 12 matches during the regular season and GLVC tournament, advancing to the NCAA tournament where it fell 2-0 to Rockhurst in the first round. Head coach Mike Cannon’s team landed seven players on all-GLVC teams, including first-team senior Trisha Shoemaker, second-team senior Emily Bozdeck and junior Lauren Seawright, and third-team seniors Suzanne Pelley and Kristina Weishar, along with sophomores Alexis Heffernan and Jessica Hanson.
Truman posted a 12-match unbeaten streak during the middle of the season and allowed just 12 goals during the year while scoring 30. Shoemaker was the team-leader with eight goals, while she, Heffernan, Weishar and senior Sally Smith each added four assists.
The Bulldogs are set to return five starters for the 2014 season, which will begin in September.
The Bulldog men’s soccer team finished tied for 11th in its inaugural season of Great Lakes Valley Conference play, running into a rough patch late in the season after starting the year 6-3-1 in its first 10 matches.
The year got off to a fast start, as Truman poured in 11 goals in its season-opener against Iowa Wesleyan en route to 34 total goals on the season. The Bulldogs gave up 24 goals for a +10 differential, while out-shooting its opponents 113-95 on goal.
Junior Nick Franta and sophomore Nick Tolmais co-led the squad with six goals apiece, while junior Chris Mansfield added a team-high five assists.
The Bulldogs are set to return nine starters for the 2014 season, which will begin in September.