MARQUETTE, Mich. — Northern Michigan head coach Sonia Basma unveiled the women's soccer team's 2017 schedule Wednesday afternoon.
The Wildcats will play nine of their 16 games at the NMU Soccer Field. Their home schedule includes two non-conference tilts against Minnesota teams and seven GLIAC matches.
"We are looking forward to having most of our matches at home next fall," Basma said. "That will be huge for us. Now, it's about making sure we get the community involved in attending as many of our games as possible. With the kind of players we have coming in, it will make it worthwhile for our supporters. The team's been working hard this spring, and we're looking forward to producing good soccer next fall."
Northern Michigan begins the 2017 campaign on the road at St. Cloud State (Sept. 1) and Winona State (Sept. 3). The Wildcats then take on Minnesota Duluth (Sept. 8) and Bemidji State (Sept. 10) in their first home weekend.
During GLIAC action, Northern Michigan will face Saginaw Valley State (Sept. 15), Northwood (Sept. 17), Michigan Tech (Oct. 8), Tiffin (Oct. 13), Ashland (Oct. 15), Ferris State (Oct. 20) and Grand Valley State (Oct. 22) at the NMU Soccer Field.
Highlights of the Wildcats' road schedule includes their regular-season finale at Michigan Tech on Oct. 27.
Basma was named Northern Michigan's fifth head coach in program history on Dec. 23. She took over a team that went 4-10-4 (3-4-4 GLIAC) in 2016. The Wildcats qualified for their fourth-straight GLIAC tournament, where they fell in the opening round to top-seeded Grand Valley State.
The complete schedule can be viewed on NMUWildcats.com. Times will be added as they become available.