Published on October 24, 2016 by Philip Poole  
Soccer Socon Champs 16

The Samford University women’s soccer team wrapped up its third consecutive Southern Conference regular season title Oct. 23 with a 4-0 victory at Virginia Military Institute.

The top-seeded Bulldogs will open conference tournament play at home Saturday, Oct. 29, against the winner of a Wednesday match between 8th seed VMI and 9th seed The Citadel. Samford’s match will be at 6 p.m. at the Samford Track and Soccer Stadium.

The SoCon tournament semifinals and finals are scheduled for Nov. 4 and 6 in Johnson City, Tennessee.

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Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.