With the help of a first-year Golden Ram, goalkeeper Will Marshall, the West Chester University men’s soccer team has made it to its first-ever NCAA Division II Final Four, writes John Krysinsky for Pittsburgh Soccer Now.
Marshall, a native of Western Pennsylvania and graduate of East Allegheny High School, transferred to WCU from the University of Pittsburgh to get his teaching certificate. He became the starting goalie for the Golden Rams three games into the season.
Now, he will return home with his new team, as the Final Four will commence Nov. 29 in Pittsburgh.
“Everything happened pretty quickly when I decided to make the move,” Marshall said. “Nothing was guaranteed. I showed up ready to compete and help this program.”
Throughout the season, Marshall made his mark by earning the WCU record for the most wins in a season.
WCU’s road to the Final Four was tough. But with a strong defense in front of him, Marshall posted three shutouts, with two of them upset wins against higher-seeded opponents.
“For us, the fear is gone,” he said. “Beating Notre Dame (College of Ohio), beating Charleston (W.Va.), there’s nobody right now left that we can’t beat.”
Read more about Will Marshall at Pittsburgh Soccer Now here.