WINONA LAKE – For the third time in five years, Grace’s women’s soccer team is headed to the NAIA National Championships.
The NAIA released the complete tournament field on Monday, placing each qualifying team into a three-team Opening Round pod.
Grace will play Opening Round matches at Benedictine in Atchison, Kan. The Lady Lancers will take on Friends in the first match on Friday. The winner of Grace/Friends will play Benedictine on Saturday.
Whichever team wins the Opening Round bracket will advance to the final site in Orange Beach Ala., where the final 16 teams will battle for the NAIA championship over the span of a week.
Grace is one of six teams from the Crossroads League to make NAIA Nationals, joining Indiana Wesleyan, Marian, Spring Arbor, Taylor and Mt. Vernon Nazarene.