Big Ten Conference Women's Soccer Tournament

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Big Ten Women's Soccer Tournament
Conference Soccer Championship
Big Ten Conference logo.svg
SportCollege soccer
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Number of teams8
FormatSingle-elimination tournament
Current stadiumGrand Park
Current locationWestfield, Indiana
Played1994–present
Current championMinnesota Golden Gophers
(3rd title)
Most championshipsPenn State Nittany Lions
(7 titles)
Official websiteBigTen.org

The Big Ten Women's Soccer Tournament is the conference championship tournament in soccer for the Big Ten Conference. Held every year since 1994. the tournament is single-elimination format and seeding is based on regular season records. The top four highest-seeded teams host the quarterfinal matches and the highest remaining seed after the quarterfinal round. The highest remaining seeded teams following the quarterfinal round hosts the semifinals and likewise for the championship match.[1]

The winner, declared conference champion, receives the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Championship.

Champions[edit]

Key[edit]

(2) Title number
* Match went to extra time
Match decided by a penalty shootout after extra time
Bold Winning team won regular season

Finals[edit]

Year Champion Score Runner-up Site Player awards
1994 Wisconsin 3–0 Minnesota Madison
1995 Minnesota 1–0 Wisconsin Bloomington
1996 Indiana 1–0 Wisconsin Columbus
1997 Michigan 1–0 (OT) Northwestern Blaine
1998 Penn State 2–0 Ohio State University Park
1999 Michigan 4–2 Penn State Bloomington
2000 Penn State 1–0 (3OT) Michigan Champaign
2001 Penn State 2–1 (OT) Illinois West Lafayette
2002 Ohio State 2–1 Wisconsin East Lansing
2003 Illinois 2–0 Michigan Madison
2004 Ohio State 2–0 Penn State Columbus
2005 Wisconsin 3–1 Michigan Ann Arbor
2006 Penn State 3–1 Illinois University Park
2008 Penn State 2–1 Minnesota Iowa City
2011 Illinois 2–1 Penn State Evanston
2012 Ohio State 2–1 Illinois Bloomington
2013 Nebraska 1–0 Iowa Champaign
2014 Wisconsin 1–0 (OT) Iowa West Lafayette
2015 Penn State 2–0 Rutgers University Park
2016 Minnesota 2–1 Rutgers Elizabeth Lyle Robbie StadiumSt. Paul, Minnesota Offensive Player of the Tournament: Sydney Squires, Minnesota

Defensive Player of the Tournament: Tori Burnett, Minnesota

2017 Penn State 2–1 Northwestern Grand ParkWestfield, Indiana
2018 Minnesota 0-0 (5-4 PK) Penn State Grand ParkWestfield, Indiana

Performance by school[edit]

Most championships[edit]

School Championships[2] Winning years
Penn State 7 1998, 2000, 2001, 2006, 2008, 2015, 2017
Minnesota 3 1995, 2016, 2018
Ohio State 3 2002, 2004, 2012
Wisconsin 3 1994, 2005, 2014
Illinois 2 2003, 2011
Michigan 2 1997, 1999
Indiana 1 1996
Nebraska 1 2013
Purdue 1 2007
TOTAL 23

Records all-time by team[edit]

through 2016 Tournament[3]
School Pld. W L T Pct. Championships
Penn State 44 29 11 4 .705 6
Nebraska 5 3 1 1 .700 1
Minnesota 29 15 10 4 .586 2
Rutgers 7 4 3 0 .571 0
Michigan 37 18 15 4 .541 2
Purdue 15 7 6 2 .533 1
Illinois 32 15 13 4 .531 2
Wisconsin 32 15 14 3 .516 3
Ohio State 28 12 12 4 .500 3
Iowa 13 4 8 1 .346 0
Indiana 18 5 12 1 .306 1
Northwestern 19 4 14 1 .237 0
Michigan State 16 2 12 2 .188 0
Maryland 0 0 0 0 0

Big Ten Medal of Honor[edit]

The Big Ten Medal of Honor is awarded to a player from the graduating class of a Big Ten Conference university who "demonstrated athletic and academic excellence throughout their college career." The recipients include:

Year Name University
1991 Emily Coatney Michigan State
1992 Heather Taggart Wisconsin
1994 Susie Holt Wisconsin
1998 Jennifer McElmury Golden Gophers
1999 Shannon Brown Wisconsin
2001 Kacy Beitel Michigan
2003 Emily Oleksiuk Penn State
2005 Joanna Lohman Penn State
2006 Jessica Ring Wisconsin
2006 Christen Karniski Illinois
2006 Courtney O'Bryan Indiana
2008 Mary Therese McDonnell Illinois
2006 Lindsey Cottrell Michigan
2008 Shauna Stapleton Purdue
2009 Emily Zurrer Illinois
2009 Zoe Bouchelle Penn State
2011 Jenna Carosio Illinois
2012 Laurie Nosbusch Wisconsin
2014 Vanessa DiBernardo Illinois
2016 Rachel Beanlands Maryland
2016 Britt Eckerstrom Penn State
2016 Brianne Reed Rutgers

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Big Ten Women's Soccer Tournament". Big Ten Conference. Retrieved 10 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Big 10 Women's Soccer Tournament Records" (PDF). Big Ten Conference. BigTen.org. 2015. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  3. ^ "All-Time Big Ten Tournament Standings". Big Ten Men's Soccer Records and Statistics (PDF). Rosemont, Illinois: Big Ten Conference. August 16, 2016. p. 3.

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