This is a guest article by a friend of ours, Reid Cytron. Reid was a member of the soccer team his freshman year, and has since followed the team closely. I hope you guys enjoy his thorough preview!
By any programs’ standards TU had a fantastic 2016 season. They finished the season 10-5-5 and knocked off a handful of great programs. Among them were Creighton and South Florida who reached the Elite Eight and Sweet Sixteen, respectively. Tulsa also won their third consecutive AAC Championship and qualified for the NCAA National Championship tournament. Definitely a good reason to be proud of our 2016 season.
Unfortunately, though, our boys were knocked out in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, making that the third season in a row that they were knocked out that early. Could they have made it farther? Yes; they had already beaten Creighton earlier in the season (the team that knocked them out). Despite their many successes they were unable to break down the door to the second round of the NCAA tournament and edge closer to that ultimate of goal of a Final Four and National Championship.