• Baylor soccer concludes best season in program history with Elite Eight finish

    Baylor soccer

    History will note two things about Baylor soccer’s 2017 season: Big 12 champs, and an Elite Eight finish.

    The Bears’ best season ever came to a close the day after Thanksgiving, when the Bears lost to No. 1 overall seed Duke in the NCAA tournament quarterfinals. The loss stopped an incredible postseason run in which head coach Paul Jobson’s squad swept through the Big 12 tournament, then made the program’s deepest NCAA tournament run, beating Conference USA champion Rice, defending national champion USC and Notre Dame.

    Among the Bears’ notable accomplishments this year:
    * First Elite Eight in program history
    * Third Big 12 title in program history
    * 15 wins tied for third-most in program history
    * A program-record (and Big 12-leading) 3 All-Big 12 first-team selections
    * A program-record (and Big 12-leading) 17 Academic All-Big 12 first-team selections

    All this, in just Jobson’s third year at the reins. The Bears will graduate four important seniors before next season, but should be in good shape for 2018 with 7 of 11 starters (and nearly 70% of their scoring) returning next year.

    Sic ’em, Baylor soccer!

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