James Snook-US PRESSWIRE
The Cougars qualified for the NCAA tournament under first-year head coach Keidane McAlpine.
The Washington State Cougars were selected for the women's soccer NCAA tournament Monday, and will play on the road against the Portland Pilots in the first round on Friday at 7 p.m. PT.
The Cougars have now qualified for the NCAA Tournament two years in a row and in four of the past five seasons. This is the program's first year under head coach Keidane McAlpine.
Washington State has won five of its last seven games, and both losses were by one goal each. The Cougars enter the tournament with a 12-6-1 record and have not lost more than two games in a row this season.
Portland is the No. 4 seed in the Penn State region (only the top four teams in each bracket are seeded), and finished their season with a 11-4-4 record. They have now qualified for 13 NCAA tournaments in a row and 20 of the last 21. The Pilots won NCAA championships in 2002 and 2005.