2 recent national champions highlight Southern States Athletic Conference women's soccer in 2023
9 schools will battle it out for the Southern States Athletic Conference women's soccer crown this fall, highlighted by two recent national champions (UT Southern in 2021, William Carey in 2018). In NAIA, the first date that regular season games can be played is August 17.
The Firehawks of UT Southern are new members of the SSAC for 2023, rejoining the conference after 3 years in the Mid-South Conference. They went 16-5-3 overall last year and reached the NAIA quarterfinals. Keito Ido was a first team NAIA All-American last season.
William Carey won the SSAC crown in 2022 and also reached the NAIA quarterfinals. The Crusaders are led by 2nd team All-Americans and returning starters Julia Herbst and Mariangela Jimenez. They went 8-0 in the conference and 16-3-2 overall last season.
Life University and Middle Georgia State were second and third in the SSAC last season, followed by Faulkner in fourth.
Preseason action starts for the women's of the SSAC on Monday, August 7 as the Middle Georgia State Knights travel to Alabama to face D1 Troy.