Tracking the Storm:

The women’s soccer team began the season with three straight wins, including a win over then-No. 12 USC on the road.

After taking a slight tumble at Princeton, the Red Storm rattled off five consecutive wins and were ranked as high as No. 15

On Sept. 13, St. John’s defeated then-No. 12 Indiana at home 2-1. C.J. Ludemann scored the first goal and assisted Tara Mendoza on the game-winner.

The Red Storm amassed road wins at Pittsburgh and Seton Hall during conference play, defeating Louisville and South Florida at home and dropping games to Cincinnati, West Virginia, Rutgers and Marquette.

In the Big East Tournament, St. John’s defeated Georgetown in double overtime on a goal by Mendoza in the 102nd minute. That victory would be short-lived, as the team dropped its next game against a Notre Dame team that went undefeated in conference play during the regular season and would eventually win the conference championship.

For the Red Storm’s accomplishments during the regular season, the NCAA rewarded them with a berth in the national tournament. It was the first appearance in the NCAA Tournament in program history.