LIVONIA, Mich. – The 20th season of Madonna University women's soccer, under the direction of first-year Head Coach Paul Patton, sees the Crusaders start on the road for eight of their first nine contests.
Madonna opens the season East on I-96 at University of Detroit Mercy on Aug. 27 at 12 p.m. Trips to Huntington University (Aug. 30), Trinity International University (Sept. 2), Judson University (Sept. 4), University of Saint Francis (Ind.) (Sept. 9) and Cleary University (Sept. 13) complete the daunting road trip to begin the season.
Fans can get their first look at Patton's team on Sept. 20 at 4 p.m. as the Crusaders welcome Ferris State University to the pitch at the Madonna Athletics Complex.
Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference play begins on Sept. 23 with a trip to Siena Heights University followed with a visit to defending NAIA National Champion University of Northwestern Ohio on Sept. 27.
The home conference slate begins on Sept. 30 when the Crusaders welcome Cornerstone University for Homecoming. Lourdes University visits on Oct. 4 while Lawrence Technological University (Oct. 11), Rochester College (Oct. 13), University of Michigan-Dearborn (Oct. 17) and Marygrove College (Oct. 28) also visit Livonia this season, with the Marygrove contest the regular season finale.
Trips to Aquinas College (Oct. 7), Concordia University – Ann Arbor (Oct. 21) and Indiana Tech (Oct. 25) round out the regular season slate with the 2017 WHAC Conference Tournament scheduled for Oct. 31, Nov. 4 and Nov. 10.
The complete schedule is available here.
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