In their last weekend of the season, UCSD finished as Western Collegiate Field Hockey Conference champions — starting with a 4-1 win against Cal Poly in the semi-finals on Saturday. Throughout the season, UCSD has been working on perfecting their structure and working as a team. UCSD went into playoffs as the first seed in the southern conference and as they started playoff weekend on Saturday, their goals couldn’t have been achieved more. Each and every player left it all out on the field, putting in the best work they have all season. UCSD was hungry for a win after years of not being able to beat Cal Poly. With a dominant win, they moved onto the championship game against UC Davis on Sunday. While Davis put up a good fight, UCSD players were determined to bring home the championship title. Captain Arshdeep Singh set the tone with a goal in the first half, followed by a goal made by Captain Madison Ghiz. An unlucky break allowed Davis to score their only goal, leaving the score at 2-1 going into the second half. 35 minutes left in the season and UCSD could almost taste the victory. Alberto Montilla Ochoa finished off the score with UCSD’s third goal. Though the team was confident, UCSD was determined to not let the win slip through their fingers and fought hard until the end. When the final buzzer blew, players were overcome with emotion as tears of joy spread across the team. UCSD brought the championship title home after 6 years and ended the season in what senior Captain Abby Sumi describes as “the perfect way to end a great season”. After the win, Alberto Montilla Ochoa was awarded Offensive MVP of the league — a title much deserved due to his passion and hard work. UCSD will return next fall season hungry for another title, but for now they will bask in the glory of being 2017 Western Collegiate Field Hockey Conference champions.