WHITEWATER, Wis. - Former Beloit Knitro standout Ally Bosetti is a member of the UW-Whitewater women's soccer team, which won the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament last week and earned a bid to the NCAA Division III Championships.
The Warhawks will start their eighth NCAA D-III Championship appearance in the past nine years Saturday against Illinois Wesleyan as they head to the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, Minn., for the first and second rounds of the tourney.
Saturday's match will be played at 1:30 p.m. The other first-round match on site features Monmouth against St. Thomas, which will kick off at 11 a.m.
The winners of the two first-round matches will meet Sunday at 1 p.m. with a trip to the Round of 16 on the line.
The Warhawks (14-5-3 overall) claimed the WIAC's automatic (Pool A) bid to the NCAA Tournament after winning the conference tournament for the fifth time in program history with a 4-1 victory over UW-La Crosse last Saturday.
UW-W earned the WIAC regular season championship for the seventh time in the past 10 years with a 5-1-1 league record.
Beloit Turner graduate Bosetti, a sophomore, is majoring in elementary education. A 5-foot6 defender, she has played in all 22 games with one start on Nov. 2 against UW-River Falls. She has an assist on the year.
• CARTER ALSO A WARHAWK: Beloit Memorial graduate Jazmyne Carter is a 5-foot-11 sophomore middle hitter on the UW-Whitewater volleyball team. The Warhawks will make their 27th appearance in the NCAA D-III Champions over the past 28 years this weekend. They head to the University of Chicago for NCAA Regional play.
UW-W (22-9 overall) earned a Pool C, or at-large, bid to the national tournament, and will face Otterbein (Ohio) in the first round today at 5:30 p.m.
The winner of Friday's match will face the winner of the Westminster (Mo.)-Chicago match, which is also slated for Friday.
Other teams in the Chicago Regional include Carthage, Grinnell (Iowa), Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (Calif.) and Washington-St. Louis.
UW-Whitewater claimed the WIAC regular season championship and made its seventh straight appearance in the WIAC Tournament championship match. The team is ranked 23rd in the nation by the American Volleyball Coaches Association.
The Warhawks are making their 31st appearance overall in the NCAA Championship.
Carter appeared in three sets for the Warhawks.