This Week in Pac-10 Women's Soccer (11/13/00)
Nov. 13, 2000
Two Pac-10 teams remain in the hunt for the NCAA Championship, as WASHINGTON and UCLA advanced to the third round of the NCAA Tournament ... Both teams will host Sweet Sixteen matchups on Saturday, Nov. 18 ... The Pac-10 Champion Huskies (18-2) will host Portland at 12 noon, while the Bruins (18-6) will face Texas A&M at 1 p.m. ... The No. 2 seed, Washington is competing in the NCAA Tournament for the fifth time in the last seven seasons, and reached the third round for the first time in its 10-year history ... The No. 6 seed Bruins are making their fourth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance and will take on the Aggies in the first-ever meeting between the two programs.
NCAA TOURNAMENT GAMES
Sun., Nov. 19 (Third Round)
Portland at WASHINGTON, 12 noonTexas A&M at UCLA, 1 p.m.
Nov. 24, 25 or 26
Winner of UCLA-Texas A&M vs. winner of Clemson-Florida State, tba
Winner of WASHINGTON-Portland vs. winnerof Dartmouth/Penn State, tba
NCAA TOURNAMENT RESULTS
Sat., Nov. 11 (Second Round)Portland 3, ARIZONA STATE 1Santa Clara 2, CALIFORNIA 0Brigham Young 5, STANFORD 0UCLA 3, USC 0
Sun., Nov. 12 (Second Round)WASHINGTON 5, Montana 0
All times are local to game sites
NSCAA TOP 25 POLL(Nov. 6) Rank Team 1. Notre Dame (20-0-1) 2. Nebraska (21-1) 3. WASHINGTON (17-2) 4. North Carolina (16-3) 5. Clemson (17-2-1) 6. Penn State (20-2-1) 7. CALIFORNIA (17-2-1) 8. Brigham Young (18-3-1) 9. Texas A&M (17-6) 10. UCLA (15-3-1) 11. Florida (16-7) 12. Portland (15-3) 13. Connecticut (15-6-2) 14. Virginia (10-7-1) 15. Duke (13-6-1) 16. STANFORD (13-5-1) 17. Marquette (19-2-1) 18. Dartmouth (13-4-0) 19. Hartford (16-3) 20. Florida State (12-7-2) 21. William & Mary (15-5) 22. USC (13-5-2) 23. Southern Methodist (13-5-1) 24. Santa Clara (13-6-1) 25. Michigan (12-8-1)
SOCCER AMERICA(Nov. 5) Rank Team 1. Notre Dame (120-0-1) 2. Penn State (20-2-1) 3. Nebraska (21-1-0) 4. CALIFORNIA (17-2-1) 5. WASHINGTON (17-2-0) 6. UCLA (15-3-1) 7. Clemson (17-2-1) 8. North Carolina (16-3-0) 9. Brigham Young (18-3-1) 10. Portland (15-3) 11. STANFORD (13-5-1) 12. Texas A&M (17-6) 13. USC (13-5-2) 14. Florida State (12-7-2) 15. Wake Forest (10-7-2) 16. Florida (16-7) 17. Dartmouth (13-4) 18. Connecticut (15-6-2) 19. WSU (13-6) 20. Boston University (15-6)
Note: Other polls ranking D-I women's soccer include: Soccer Buzz,Soccer Times and American Soccer Writers.
PAC-10 PLAYER OF THE YEAR -- TRACEY MILBURN, SR, F, UCLAMilburn, a senior from Moorpark, Calif., leads UCLA and is tied for fourth in the Pac-10 in goals (12), and ranks sixth in Pac-10 scoring (29 points). Milburn helped guide the Bruins to a 15-3-1 overall record (6-2-1 Pac-10) and leads the team in its fourth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance. UCLA's No. 6 seed in the 48-team tournament is its highest in the eight-year history of the program. Milburn, a three-time All-Pac-10 first team selection, was a 2000 College Soccer Online preseason All-American. She started all 19 games this season and in only three seasons in Westwood, she ranks second at UCLA in career points with 78.
PAC-10 FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR -- MARCIE WARD, F, STANFORDWard, a forward from Alamo, Calif., leads Stanford and ranks second in the Pac-10 in scoring (12 goals, 14 assists) as a rookie. She helped lead the Cardinal to a 13-5-1 overall record (6-3 Pac-10) and its third straight NCAA Tournament appearance. With 14 assists on the season, Ward paces the Pac-10 and broke the single-season record held by U.S. National Team member Julie Foudy (13). Ward started all 19 games this season and is already tied for eighth on the Stanford all-time assist list. She ranks sixth on the school single-season point list (38). Her 0.74 assists average also leads the Pac-10. Ward was named a first team Pac-10 All-Conference selection this season, the only freshman so honored. She is the second straight Stanford player to be named Pac-10 Freshman of the Year.
PAC-10 COACH OF THE YEAR -- LESLE GALLIMORE, WASHINGTONIn her seventh season at Washington, Gallimore guided the Huskies to their first ever Pac-10 championship and an all-time best 17 victories, including a school-record 11-game winning streak. Under Gallimore's guidance, Washington became the first school from outside the state of California to capture the Pac-10 women's soccer title. The Huskies finished with a 17-2 overall record, 8-1 in the Pac-10, and earned their fifth NCAA Tournament appearance in the last seven seasons. Gallimore has posted a 79-53-5 record at Washington, including a 37-15-2 mark in Conference play. In 2000, Washington ranked third in the Pac-10 in points (140), goals (51), goals allowed (16) and goals allowed per game (0.84 gpg).
PREVIOUS PAC-10 WOMEN'S SOCCER PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Aug. 29 - Tami Bennett, Sr F, Washington, Sept. 5 - Carolina Putz, Jr, F, Washington, Sept. 12 - Carly Smolak, Sr GK, Stanford, Sept. 19 - Marcia Wallis, So F, Stanford, Sept. 26 - Maite Zabala, Sr Gk, California, Oct. 2 - Laura Schott, So F, California, Oct. 9 - Antoinette Marjanovic, Jr MF, Arizona State, Oct. 16 - Tracey Milburn, Sr F, UCLA, Oct. 23 - Hope Solo, So Gk, Washington, Oct. 30 - Stephanie Rigamat, Jr F, UCLA, Nov. 6 - Isabelle Harvey, Sr MF/F, USC.