Over the years I have been fortunate enough to be around some really good coaches in all kinds of sports but one of my favorites is Augustana head women's soccer coach Brandon Barkus.

So when his teams are able to have success, I take a little more joy in the results.

Augustana soccer is off to the NCAA Tournament for the third consecutive season.

Barkus has led a great group of women to success throughout the entire season while compiling a 15-4-1 record on the pitch.

Augie receives a No. 4 seed and will face off against No. 5 seed Central Oklahoma in Mankato on Friday at 1 PM.

The winner of this game will take on the No. 1 seed, Minnesota State.

This is the sixth postseason trip for the Augustana Soccer team under the tutelage of Coach Barkus.