This Week in Pac-10 Women's Soccer (11/28/00)
Nov. 28, 2000
UCLA upset third-seeded Clemson to advance to the NCAA College Cup for the first time in program history ... The Bruins (18-3-1) head north to San Jose and take on Portland Friday, Dec. 1 ... The game marks the first meeting between the two teams this season ... The Pilots turned in a 1-0 overtime upset victory over Penn State to earn a College Cup berth ... UCLA and Portland have met once previously, in the first round of the 1997 NCAA Tournament ... The Bruins upset the Pilots 1-0.
NCAA TOURNAMENT GAMES
Fri., Dec. 1 (Semifinals)
Notre Dame vs. North Carolina, 5:30 p.m.UCLA vs. Portland, 7:30 p.m.
Sun., Dec. 3Championship Game, 12:30 p.m.
NCAA TOURNAMENT RESULTS
Sun., Nov. 25 (Quarterfinals)
UCLA 2, Clemson 1
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 sixth in the Pac-10 in goals (13), and ranks sixth in Pac-10 scoring (32 points). Milburn has helped guide the Bruins to a 18-3-1 overall record (6-2-1 Pac-10) and leads the team in its first ever NCAA College Cup 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 has started all 22 games this season and in only three seasons in Westwood, she ranks second at UCLA in career points with 81.
PAC-10 FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR -- MARCIE WARD, F, STANFORDWard, a forward from Alamo, Calif., paced Stanford and ranks second in the Pac-10 in scoring (14 goals, 14 assists) as a rookie. She helped lead the Cardinal to a 14-6-1 overall record (6-3 Pac-10) and its third straight NCAA Tournament appearance. With 14 assists on the season, Ward paced the Pac-10 and broke the single-season record held by U.S. National Team member Julie Foudy (13). Ward started all 21 games this season and is already tied for eighth on the Stanford all-time assist list. She ranks second on the school single-season point list (42). Her 0.67 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 18 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 18-3 overall record, 8-1 in the Pac-10, and earned their fifth NCAA Tournament appearance in the last seven seasons. Gallimore has posted a 80-54-5 record at Washington, including a 37-15-2 mark in Conference play. In 2000, Washington ranked second in the Pac-10 in points (153), goals (56), and third in goals allowed (17) and goals allowed per game (0.81 gpg).
2000 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.