USI Women’s Soccer releases 2024 schedule


USI Women’s Soccer releases 2024 schedule

JUNE 22. 2024

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – University of Southern Indiana Women’s Soccer has announced its schedule for the 2024 championship season, which officially kicks off Sunday, August 18 when the Screaming Eagles make their first-ever visit to Arkansas State University.

“We are excited to announce the 2024 women’s soccer schedule,” USI Women’s Soccer Head Coach Eric Schoenstein said. “The 2024 schedule will be the most challenging schedule yet in our Division I era.”

Southern Indiana will play two preseason exhibitions in early August, traveling to Southern Illinois University on August 6 and hosting Middle Tennessee State University on August 10 from Strassweg Field.

Following the season-opening match at Arkansas State, USI kicks off its home slate on August 22 against Robert Morris University. The Screaming Eagles will also host Wright State University (September 1), Miami University (Ohio) (September 8), and Bellarmine University (September 15) during the non-conference season.

Other non-conference road stops include visits to Eastern Kentucky (August 25) and Northern Illinois University (August 29) in consecutive road games, Purdue University Fort Wayne (September 5), and Austin Peay State University (September 12).

Southern Indiana’s third season in the Ohio Valley Conference kicks off September 22 at Southeast Missouri State University. The nine-match conference schedule includes back-to-back home dates at Strassweg Field against the University of Tennessee at Martin on September 26 and Eastern Illinois University on September 29. Following a road match at Lindenwood University on October 3, USI will take on the top two teams from the 2023 season. USI hosts Tennessee Tech University, the 2023 OVC regular-season champions, on October 6 before the Screaming Eagles venture to Morehead State University, the reigning OVC tournament champions, on October 13. Southern Indiana then hosts a rematch of last season’s OVC quarterfinal match against the University of Arkansas at Little Rock on October 17. USI concludes the regular season on the road at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (October 20) before a home finale against Western Illinois University (October 27).

The OVC Championship Tournament runs from October 31 through November 10.

“The plan is to play a difficult non-conference schedule in preparation for an extremely competitive OVC schedule,” Schoenstein added. “In our second OVC season in 2023, we took a great step forward by finishing tied for third in the standings and hosting a quarterfinal match in the conference tournament. The team’s focus is to continue to improve each season and challenge for the OVC title.”

USI Women’s Soccer enters year three of its transition period to NCAA Division I and in the Ohio Valley Conference. The Screaming Eagles went 4-8-7 overall with a 3-2-4 conference record last season.

The full schedule with match times and gameday promotions can be found on the USI Women’s Soccer schedule page on