Arguably UNT’s best and most consistent team opens up the Sun Belt Conference tournament today.
John Hedlund and the UNT women’s soccer team won the Sun Belt regular season title (their seventh regular season or tournament championship since 2001) and will open the league tournament against Florida Atlantic at 10 a.m.
Trust in the remaining John now that Johnny Jones has gone home to LSU.
You can watch all the games in the tournament live on the Sun Belt website: here
UNT will be plenty motivated heading into the tournament. Michelle Young is one of several seniors on the team who are down to their last shot to make the NCAA tournament, which is something I wrote about in my preview in today’s paper.
UNT will have plenty of motivation heading into the tournament, but if it needed any more, Hedlund has the perfect opportunity to play the “UNT always gets hosed on the All-Sun Belt team” card.
UNT technically finished in a three-way tie for the conference title, but the Mean Green did win the tiebreaker. Despite that fact, UNT didn’t have a single player selected for any of the four superlatives on the All-Sun Belt team (Offensive Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Freshman of the Year or Coach of the Year).
UNT did have four players named to the All-Sun Belt team, and I don’t think any of the players selected for those awards were bad choices compared with what UNT had this year.
It’s just another card for Hedlund to play, just like the one Tony Benford will play it with the UNT men’s basketball team that only had one player named to the Preseason All-Sun Belt team, despite every coach in the league talking about how talented the Mean Green is.
UNT has not won the Sun Belt tournament since 2005. You never know, this could be UNT’s year.