NCAA Soccer Diary

Nov. 5, 2000

NCAA TOURNEY!!

Man, the emotions are running wild! I have dreamt of this day for years.To make it to the tournament--to be playing in the 'big show.'

Ever since I was little, I would watch on t.v. and idolize those girls who were playing.Now, we're here!! WSU women's soccer has made the first steps towarddomination in the soccer world.

This team is one of, if not the most, amazing teams I've been on. Every single player works their butt off everyday--in hopes of becoming a better TEAM. We are in this together.

Tonight as we sat anticipating, hoping, dreaming, and stressing about ourberth into the tournament, we watched hand-in-hand together. WE were allfeeling nervous, especially when 45 of the 48 teams were called. There wereonly 2 spots left, since UW had one guaranteed.

We all sighed--held our breath, whatever to calm our nerves. Then, the 46th team was called--WSU! We immediately screamed and lost our minds. It was the most amazing feeling.Everyone was jumping up and down, hugging, and even crying. Then, we sawthat we were going to host and that we played our rival Montana. What agreat opportunity.

Pullman, Washington will be the host of the first round game of the women'ssoccer tournament. Our fans--our amazing, dedicated fans full of students,professors, parents, kids, and administrators will be able to enjoy this aswell. These fans have helped guide us through the season--the cowbells, facepaint, hill watchers and all the amazing support has really kept us going inthose tough games. There is no better place to play soccer!

The day is coming. Hopes are high--confidence is there--and we haven't even played ourbest soccer yet. We're on our way! The WSU women's soccer team is here tostay. We are one unit, one family, and we are going to play our game onWednesday!

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