The story of the 2017 NCAA Division II National Champions
2017 will go down as the best year in program history for Theobald and the Jennies. He guided the Jens to their fourth straight 20-plus win season as they went undefeated, winning an NCAA-II record 26 games to claim the NCAA Division II Women's Soccer National Championship. UCM once again won the MIAA Regular Season Championship for the eighth straight time and 10th overall in program history.
2017 MIAA Regular Season Champions
The Jens also won their fourth straight MIAA Tournament Championship.
2017 MIAA Conference Tournament Champions
The Jens entered the NCAA postseason as the No. 1 seed in the Central Region and earned a first round bye for the third straight year. UCM posted back-to-back 3-0 shutouts over Augustana (SD) and SW Oklahoma State to win the program's fourth consecutive Central Region Title.
2017 Central Region Champions
In the Elite Eight, the Jennies once again squared off against Grand Valley State. They defeated the Lakers 3-1 to advance to their first ever Final Four. In the Final Four, the Jens defeated Mercy College 3-0 to secure a berth to the National Championship match. In the National Championship, UCM defeated Carson-Newman, 5-3, in a shootout after 1-1 game in regulation and two overtimes at Swope Soccer Village. The Jennies had eight All-American selections, 10 All-Region picks, and nine All-MIAA players. Dilkes was named the National Player of the Year, while Theobald and his Staff were named National Coaching Staff of the Year after being named Central Region Staff of the Year. Theobald was also named the MIAA Coach of the Year.