HORNETS TO FACE STANFORD IN NCAA FIRST ROUND; DEDINI NAMED BIG SKY COACH OF THE YEAR
OGDEN, Utah - Head coach Randy Dedini, announced today as the Big Sky Coach of the Year, will lead his troops in the first round of the NCAA Women's Soccer Tournament, as they travel to take on number one seeded Stanford on Friday, Nov. 16.
Dedini, in his first season as head coach for the Hornets, led Sacramento State to the Big Sky Conference
regular-season title and guided the Hornets to their first-ever Big Sky Conference Championship title last weekend.
Dedini led Sacramento State to a 12-3-5 overall record, and a 4-0-3 record in conference games during the
regular season. In the postseason tournament the Hornets went 2-0 and outscored their opponents 5-1. Sacramento State defeated Portland State 2-1 in the semifinal game, and then beat Northern Colorado 3-0 to win the championship.
In conference play this season, Sacramento State ranked first in goals and shutouts. The Hornets also
produced the league’s Offensive Most Valuable Player in Katie McCoy, five first team All-Conference players, one second team All-Conference player, and three honorable mention All-Conference players.
The other matchup in the Stanford pod pits Santa Clara vs. California, in what is one of the most stacked podS in the country, featuring three top 20 teams in the nation.