Top Moments: Women's Soccer makes first ever postseason appearance

Top Moments: Women's Soccer makes first ever postseason appearance

Note: Join us over the next five weeks as we look back at the top moments of the 2016-2017 seasons. New features will be released each Monday and Thursday as we count down top moment through July and into August.

In their fourth year as a program, Wildcat Women's Soccer earned a bid to the 2016 Association of Independent Institutions (A.I.I.) Championships. The Wildcats welcomed three teams to the Mile High City for the annual competition.

At the pre-tournament banquet, Arianna Flores (Goodyear, Ariz.) and Savanah Heinz (Aguanga, Calif.) were named A.I.I. First Team All-Conference selections. Flores was an honorable mention honoree last season and led JWU with 10 goals this season. Heinz earned her first-ever A.I.I. All-Conference selection and has three goals for Johnson & Wales from her defensive position.

Emily Smith (Westminster, Colo.) was named Second Team All-Conference for the second consecutive season and had two goals for Johnson & Wales this season. Natasha Martin (Las Vegas, Nev.), Amanda Thoe (Montrose, Colo.) and Kelsie Treloar (Conifer, Colo.) were named All-Conference Honorable Mention. Martin has six goals for Johnson & Wales in her first season as a Wildcat. Thoe has five goals for JWU in 2016 and picked up her second all-conference honor, being named a second team honoree in 2014. Treloar was recognized for the third straight year as an all-conference selection and has two goals this season.

Elizabeth Felix (Fontana, Calif.) and Jordan Lairamore (Lakewood, Colo.) were named to the Champions of Character team for demonstrating the Five Core Values of the NAIA.

In the semifinals, the Wildcats took on Central Christian College. The Tigers held off Johnson & Wales to take the 2-0 win and end the 'Cats season in the first round of te A.I.I. tournament. Kassidy McKevitt (Fort Collins, Colo.) led JWU with two shots on goal and Katelyn Peters (Brighton, Colo.) made one save for the Wildcats.

Top Moments of 2016-2017

#1 - August 3
#2 - July 31
#3 - July 27
#4 - July 24
#5 - July 20
#6 - July 17
#7 - July 13
#8 - July 10
#9 - July 6 -
Women's Soccer makes postseason history
#10 - July 3 - Albert Rodriguez qualifies for NAIA Indoor Nationals