Ball State is home to a rich tradition of success, playing soccer at a championship level since the program’s birth in 1999. Over the last decade (2010-2019), Ball State women's soccer won more overall matches than any other women's soccer program in the Mid-American Conference.
Ball State owns four Mid-American Conference regular season championships (2006, 2007, 2015, 2016), the most of any school in the league. The Cardinals also claimed several MAC West Division titles before divisions were done away with at the beginning of the 2018 season.
In addition to team success, BSU boasts several individual awards in its history. Cardinals to win individual honors include Lorina White as back-to-back MAC Defensive player of the year (2015-16) and Abigail Boswell (2015) and Tatiana Mason (2018) who were both named MAC Freshman of the Year. Additionally, Ball State has placed 23 players on the All-MAC first team, 28 on the second team, 19 on the all-freshman squad and 14 on the all-tournament team.
Academically, Ball State has had 94 Academic All-MAC selections and 18 MAC Distinguished Scholar honorees. Alyssa Heintschel (2017) and Skylar Chew (2012) were both CoSIDA Academic All-America First Team selections, while the Cardinals have also placed one on the second team and one on the third team. Heintschel was also the winner of a 2018 NCAA postgraduate scholarship.
In the past few years, multiple players including Chelsy Swackhamer, Lorina White, Brigit Reder, and Gabby Veldman have all played professionally across the globe. Most recently, 2018 senior Paula Guerrero signed to play professionally in Spain after a season that saw her make the All-MAC second team and United Soccer Coaches All-Midwest Region third team
Ball State’s success continues to ascend as the 2019 team tied a program record with 15 wins, which followed up on the success of the 2018 season that ended as the MAC Tournament Finalists.