Second Round: USC (L, 0-4)
First Round: New Mexico (W, 4-0)
SCHOOL/RECORD: Minnesota (19-8) - #33
CONFERENCE: Big Ten
HEAD COACH/RECORD: Geoff Young (112-103)
NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCES: 20
BEST NCAA FINISH: Round of 16 (1984, 1986, 1996, 1998, 2000)
2009 TEAM HIGHLIGHTS: Best turnaround in school history after a 7-17 record in 2008… Making its 14th NCAA tournament appearance in the past 16 years…Team’s 10-1 start was its best since 1993 and an eight-match win streak early in the season was its longest since 2003…Posted a 14-1 record at home with the only loss coming 4-3 to Illinois…Team has one junior and one senior.
PLAYER/COACH HIGHLIGHTS: No. 1 player Ishay Hadash has a 20-11 record in his only semester of NCAA eligibility… Fourth time in school history team has had six players with at least 20 wins…Freshman Phillip Arndt has 19 wins and could give team seven 20-match winners for first time.