Women’s Soccer: Northwestern aims to make a comeback in the 2021 season


Daily file photo by Joshua Hoffman

Northwestern women’s soccer players celebrate.

Skye Swann, Senior Staffer

Women’s Soccer

Northwestern women’s soccer is ready for the upcoming season after a tumultuous 2020-21 season.

After finishing the season with a .500 record, the team looks to finish stronger in the upcoming season and potentially win a Big Ten Championship — a title the program has yet to achieve. Led by senior forward Olivia Stone, the squad returns major contributors onto the field this season.

Though NU’s record was split last year, its defensive success showed promising signs for the upcoming season. Senior goalkeeper Mackenzie Wood and junior defender Danika Austin were key leaders for the team, keeping most of its opponents to one goal.

Despite a tough loss to Wisconsin at the Big Ten Regional Weekend, the team’s effort to force the game to penalty kicks indicates a bright upcoming season. Since many of NU’s players are upperclassmen, there will be a strong team foundation this fall.

With a quick turnaround from their last matchup, the Cats look to have a successful season and make an appearance at the NCAA tournament.

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