The Stanford Cardinal Men’s soccer team has won back to back national championships with their overtime victory over Wake Forest today. The two teams ended regulation in a 0-0 in today’s game with goalkeeper Andrew Epstein making terrific consecutive saves at the end of overtime to secure the victory for the Cardinal. Stanford is the first Men’s soccer repeat national champion since Indiana did it over a decade ago.
You can watch championship game highlights from NCAA.com here.
This championship extends the streak of academic years with a national championship for Stanford University to 41. The University has also won an incredible 46 national championships since 2000.
From GoStanford.com’s recap:
“After losing players like Jordan Morris and Brandon Vincent to Major League Soccer, Stanford didn't get its first victory this season until the fifth match. But the Cardinal grew throughout the season to earn the repeat
"We looked at the squad we had last year and said, 'Wow,'" said co-captain Drew Skundrich. "We had some incredible individual players and incredible talent all over the field. After the first few games this year, something just felt like it was missing. We had to encourage and develop every single one of our players into something special like those guys were last year. Over time, we did that."“