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Women’s soccer team advances to Final Four in NCAA Division II


Posted: November 23, 2008



Allendale, Mich. - Metropolitan State of College of Denver’s women’s soccer team advanced to the NCAA Division II national semifinals on Sunday with a 1-0 win over the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. The goal was made by junior forward Becca Mays, with an assist by senior midfielder Jaimie Stephenson.

The Roadrunners (20-1-3) will face Seattle Pacific University (20-1-2) on Dec. 4 in Pepin Stadium at University of Tampa in Tampa, Fla.

“We’re keeping our eyes on the prize,” says head coach and former Roadrunner Adrianne Almaraz, who began her first season as head coach in March 2008.
Almaraz was captain of Metro State's 2004 national championship team and an assistant coach for the 2006 national title squad.

“I’m really proud of Adrianne,” says Athletic Director Joan McDermott. “She’s handling the pressure with being a new head coach. She’s doing a phenomenal job.”

On Friday, Metro State women’s soccer team downed Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference rival Regis University 2-1 on an overtime goal from Stephenson to advance to the quarterfinal round.

St. Rose, N.Y. (20-3-1) will play West Florida (23-0-1) in the other semifinal. The championship game is scheduled for Dec. 6 in Tampa.

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About Metropolitan State College of Denver


With more than 24,000 students, Metro State is Colorado’s leader in educating undergraduate Coloradans. Starting in the fall of 2010, the College is offering master’s degrees in accounting and teacher education, with plans to offer a master’s in social work in fall 2011. The College enrolls the highest number of students of color among four-year colleges in the state. It boasts 67,500 alumni, the bulk of whom remain in Colorado after graduation.