The Journey of UCI’S Women’s Soccer Team

Never before in the school’s history has women’s soccer been so good. The UCI Women’s Soccer team beat school record after school record and made it the farthest it had ever gone in the NCAA tournament, leaving behind a legacy to be proud of. Goal by goal, the ladies showed the competition how it’s done. Coached to numerous victories by Scott Juniper, the UCI women’s team was a force to be reckoned with this school year. The New University wishes to take a look back at their amazing journey through the lenses of its staff photographers and wishes them a hearty congratulations and a thank you for representing the school so well.

Lee-Huang Chen | Staff Photographer —Women's Soccer got a great start to the season by tieing the score with California and winning the game against UCSD.

Alex Yee | Staff Photographer—The hot streak continued for the team with five-straight wins against tough opponents.

Alex Yee| Staff Photographer—Things only got better, with an amazing 6-0 shutout game against UC Davis.

Sofia Panuelos | Staff Photographer—Double-overtime was the word of the day as the Women's Soccer continued their perfect winning streak in conference by defeating CSU Northridge with one point.

Nikki Jee | Staff Photographer—Everything culminated in one shining moment for the Women's Soccer team as they beat UC Riverside with one point to bring back the title of Big West Champs for the first time in the school's program history.

Lee-Huang Chen | Staff Photographer—Though they had their first stumble against CSULB, the Women's Soccer team excitedly made their way to their first-ever NCAA Tournament.

Nick Vu | Staff Photographer—Women's Soccer made it all the way to the Sweet Sixteen in the NCAA Tournament, making school history.

Alex Yee | Staff Photographer—Though they may have fallen to Washington in the end, the Women's Soccer team leave the tournament with their heads held high. They turned around a program and made every Anteater proud with their astounding accomplishments and near-flawless performance. They brought pride back to UCI.