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Postseason Run Begins Friday

Nov 7, 2022

STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford's pursuit of a fourth national championship will begin on The Farm on Friday when the Cardinal hosts San Jose State at 7 p.m. from Cagan Stadium.

Tickets to the first-round match will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at

The Cardinal won its 15th Pac-12 title this season, including its first since 2019, by way of a draw at California on Friday. Stanford finished the regular season with a 16-2-2 overall record, including a 9-1-1 mark in the Pac-12. Stanford, a No. 3 seed in the tournament, enters the postseason with an unblemished 10-0-0 record at home.

San Jose State earned an automatic bid after defeating Wyoming in penalty kicks to win the Mountain West Conference Championship.

The Knowles Family Director of Women's Soccer Paul Ratcliffe enters the postseason with a 53-13-4 record in postseason action while at Stanford, having guided the Cardinal to the NCAA Tournament in 19 of his 20 seasons on The Farm.

This is Stanford's 31st appearance in the NCAA Tournament overall, including its 24th in the last 25 seasons.

Stanford has appeared in 10 College Cups, including five straight from 2008-12, with its three national championships coming in 2011, 2017 and 2019.