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Big Ten Announces 2024 Women’s Soccer Conference Schedule

Big Ten Announces 2024 Women's Soccer Conference Schedule

COLLEGE PARK, MD — The Big Ten announced the conference schedule for the 2024 season on Thursday. This upcoming season will be the first with the conference’s four new members Oregon, UCLA, USC, and Washington. All of the current members of the conference will face two of the conference’s newest members as a part of the 11-game schedule.

“I am looking forward to having our amazing fans back at Ludwig this fall”, said head coach Meghan Ryan Nemzer. “The team has been working extremely hard this spring and we are looking forward to making all of our supporters proud. I believe competing in the Big Ten is the toughest challenge of any conference in the country. As our league grows, we look forward to hosting two new big ten opponents in this highly competitive conference. I couldn’t be more excited about the slate we have this fall and we look forward to this season that awaits us.”

The 2024 schedule will challenge Maryland as it looks to make a run at the Big Ten Tournament. Home matches at Ludwig Field include Michigan State, Nebraska, Oregon, Penn State, and Washington. The Terrapins will have an equally daunting schedule on the road, as they play six away matches against the likes of Illinois, Minnesota, Northwestern, Ohio State, Rutgers, and Wisconsin. Dates and times for these games, as well as the non-conference schedule, will be released at a later date.

Maryland finished the 2023 season with multiple accolades for the squad. The team had six shutouts in the 2023 season, the most for the team since the 2014 season. Maryland won three consecutive games before the start of conference play, becoming the first time since 2017 that the team had won three consecutive games since 2017. Defender Kennedy Bell returns after receiving Big Ten All-Freshman honors, becoming the first Terrapins’ freshman to be named to the conference’s all-freshman team since moving to the conference in 2014.

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