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#3 University of Chicago Maroons

  • Season record: 17-1 overall / 6-1 UAA (University Athletic Association)
  • NCAA appearances: 17 times (1996-99, 2002-05, 2007-10, 2013-17)
  • Best NCAA result: National Runner-up (2003)
  • How They Qualified: Pool C at-large selection
  • Top Players: Mia Calamari (M, Sr.) – 5 goals, 17 assists / Jenna McKinney (M, Jr.) – 11 goals, 4 assists / Madori Spiker (F, Sr.) – 7 goals, 3 assists / Hanna Watkins (M, So.) – 7 goals, 2 assists
  • National stat rankings: 3.67 goals per game (12th) / 0.33 goals-against average (9th) / 0.86 save percentage (40th)
  • Notes: UChicago has shut out 13 opponents this year and have defeated 16 opponents by at least two goals … Senior midfielder Mia Calamari has tallied at least one point in 10-straight games. She is currently tied for second in the NCAA Division III with 17 assists this season … The Maroons have tallied 225 shots on goal (12.5 per game) and only allowed 43 shots on goal (2.4 per game).

St. Catherine University Wildcats

  • Season record: 9-6-4 overall / 5-3-3 MIAC (Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference)
  • NCAA appearances: 1 time (2017)
  • Best NCAA result: N/A
  • How They Qualified: Won MIAC Tournament
  • Top Players: Kaitlin Machovec (M, Jr.) – 5 goals, 3 assists / Allie Bird (F, So.) – 4 goals, 3 assists / Iryna Talkachova (D, Jr.) – 2 goals, 4 assists / Maddie Conners (M, So.) – 5 goals, 1 assist
  • National stat rankings: 1.37 goals per game (T-295th) / 1.188 goals-against average (157th) / 0.821 save percentage (103rd)
  • Notes: St. Kate's won the MIAC Championship for the first time in program history, earning the conference's automatic bid. In the MIAC playoff final, the Wildcats pulled out a 1-0 victory over Gustavus Adolphus College, who had beaten them 3-0 earlier in the year ... St. Kate's has seen six matches go into overtime this season, ending four in draws and splitting the other two.

#25 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Warhawks

  • Season record: 14-3-4 overall / 4-2-1 WIAC (Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference)
  • NCAA appearances: 7 times (2011-17)
  • Best NCAA result: Quarterfinals (2015)
  • How They Qualified: Pool C at-large selection
  • Top Players: Anna Boyd (F, Sr.) – 11 goals, 5 assists / Karina Rosales (F, Jr.) – 5 goals, 6 assists / Emily Mouille (F, Jr.) – 5 goals, 1 assist / Marie Lesperance (M, Sr.) – 4 goals, 2 assists
  • National stat rankings: 2.24 goals per game (122nd) / 0.68 goals against average (47th) / 0.831 save percentage (76th)
  • Notes: UWW fell to University of Wisconsin-La Crosse on penalty kicks in the WIAC final last Saturday … Last season, Whitewater reached the NCAA Round of 16 before losing 3-0 to Pomona-Pitzer … The Warhawks have shut out their opponents in 10 matches.

#21 Hope College Flying Dutch

  • Season record: 18-2-1 overall / 14-1-1 MIAA (Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association)
  • NCAA appearances: 6 times (2003, 2004, 2005, 2014, 2016, 2017)
  • Best NCAA result: Second Round (2003 and 2014)
  • How They Qualified: Won MIAA Tournament
  • Top Players: Grace Bubin (F, Jr.) – 11 goals, 5 assists / Allie Wittenbach (F, Sr.) – 7 goals, 7 assists / Rylie Dalton (M, Jr.) – 7 goals, 5 assists / Rachael Braginton (F, Jr.) – 7 goals, 2 assists
  • National stat rankings: 3.00 goals per game (30th) / 0.38 goals against average (13th) / 0.855 save percentage (45th)
  • Notes: Hope earned an automatic berth into the NCAAs after a 2-1 win over Olivet College in the MIAA tournament final… Hope has won the MIAA title in three of the past four years… The Flying Dutch have recorded 16 clean sheets this season.