San Antonio – Ten victories, countless honors and a stunner over the nation’s sixth-ranked team were not enough to earn the St. Mary’s University women’s soccer team postseason consideration Monday.
The NCAA unveiled the field for the 2010 NCAA Division II women’s soccer tournament, and the Rattlers were not among the six teams chosen to represent the South Central region.
St. Edward’s, days after being dealt its first loss of the season by St. Mary’s, gained an automatic bid by virtue of winning the Heartland Conference. The Rattlers were hoping to get in as the sixth and final seed, but the spot was awarded to Truman State (10-3-5).
The Rattlers finished with a record of 10-6-2, earning their first 10-win season since 2006.
Overcoming numerous injuries and playing with a youth-laden squad, St. Mary’s was 9-2-2 over its final 13 games.