This Week in Pac-10 Women's Soccer (12/6/00)
Dec. 6, 2000
UCLA reached its first ever NCAA College Cup, falling 2-1 to North Carolina in the championship game ... WASHINGTON won its first ever Pac-10 title and became the first school from outside the state of California to claim the Conference championship ... Seven Pac-10 teams, the most ever, advanced to the NCAA Tournament: ARIZONA STATE, CALIFORNIA, STANFORD, UCLA, USC, WASHINGTON and WASHINGTON STATE ... Both WASHINGTON and UCLA reached the round of 16, while the Bruins became the first Pac-10 team to reach the College Cup since Stanford in 1993 ... UCLA's Tracey Milburn earned Pac-10 Player of the Year honors, while STANFORD's Marcie Ward was named Freshman of the Year ... WASHINGTON's Lesle Gallimore picked up Conference Coach of the Year honors.
Wed., Nov. 8 (First Round)Montana 1, WASHINGTON STATE 0USC 2, San Diego 1ARIZONA STATE 2, SW Missouri State 0STANFORD 4, San Jose State 1
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 0POSTSEASON RESULTS
Sun., Nov. 19 (Third Round)Portland 1, WASHINGTON 0UCLA 4, Texas A&M 0
Sat., Nov. 25 (Quarterfinals)UCLA 2, Clemson 1
Fri., Dec. 1 (Semifinals)UCLA 1, Portland 0
Sun., Dec. 3 (Championship Game)North Carolina 2, UCLA 1
NSCAA TOP 25 POLL(Final) Rank Team 1. North Carolina (21-3-0 2. UCLA (19-4-1) 3. Notre Dame 23-1-1 4. Portland (18-4-0) 5. Clemson (19-3-1) 6. Penn State (22-3-1) 7. Santa Clara (16-7-1) 8. Connecticut (17-7-2) 9. Nebraska (22-2-0) 10. Brigham Young (18-4-1) 11. WASHINGTON (17-3-0) 12. Texas A&M (18-7-0) 13. Virginia (11-8-1) 14. Florida State (14-8-2) 15. CALIFORNIA (17-3-1) 16. Dartmouth (13-4-0) 17. Duke (14-8-1) 18. Harvard (12-8-0) 19. Florida (16-8-0) 20. STANFORD (14-5-1) 21. USC (14-6-2) 22. Hartford (17-3-0) 23. Wake Forest (11-8-2) 24. Marquette (20-3-1) 25. Michigan (13-9-1)
SOCCER AMERICA(Final/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., led UCLA and tied for sixth in the Pac-10 in goals (13), and ranked sixth in Pac-10 scoring (32 points). Milburn helped guide the Bruins to a 19-4-1 overall record (6-2-1 Pac-10) and its first ever NCAA College Cup appearance. UCLA's No. 6 seed in the 48-team tournament was the 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 24 games this season and in only three years 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 ranked 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 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 led 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.
FINAL TEAM NOTES
ARIZONA: The Wildcats finished the 2000 season without a Conference win at 0-6-1. The 'Cats were 3-13-2 overall. Arizona played six overtime games in 2000, surpassing the school record of four set in 1998. Arizona also set a new school record for most overtime wins in a season with two.
ARIZONA STATE: The Sun Devils capped their best season ever (14-7-1, 4-5) with their first ever trip to the NCAA Tournament. ASU broke several records in the 2000 season including most shutouts (10) in a season, most team assists (48) in a season and tallied the most points (140) in school history. ASU's 14 wins was also a new record, besting 13 from 1999.
CALIFORNIA: Cal made its ninth NCAA Tournament appearance and earned a first-round bye, but lost to Santa Clara in the second round. The Bears posted a record 17 wins and 12 shutouts on the season. As a team, Cal was second in the Pac-10 in goals allowed (14), goals allowed per game (0.42) and shutouts (12). Sophomore F Laura Schott tied the single-season school record for goals (23) and led the Pac-10 in points (47), points per game (2.35) goals (23), goals per game (1.15) and game-winning goals (9).
OREGON: The Ducks finished the season 4-15-1, 1-7-1. As a team, Oregon led the Pac-10 in saves (155). Sophomore GK Sarah Peters was tops in the Conference in saves (131) and saves per game (6.89). Junior MF Chalise Baysa became Oregon's all-time leader in goals with 22.
OREGON STATE: The Beavers were unable to come up with a Conference win and finished the year with a 6-13-2 overall record. Oregon State broke its all-time record with six overtime games. Senior GK Jerika Duran was sixth in the Pac-10 in saves (91), fifth in saves per game (4.79).
STANFORD: The Cardinal made it to the postseason for the third straight year and 10th time in 11 seasons. Stanford beat San Jose State before falling to BYU in the second round. Freshman MF/F Marcie Ward was named Pac-10 Freshman of the Year. Ward broke Julie Foudy's single-season record for assists (14) to lead the Pac-10 and was also first in assists per game (0.67), points (42) and points per game (2.00).
UCLA: The Bruins made a run for the NCAA Championship, but fell to North Carolina in the title game. UCLA's College Cup appearance was its first. UCLA was first in the Pac-10 in almost every team statistical category including shots (465), points (205/Pac-10 record), goals (76/Pac-10 record), goals per game (3.17), assists (53), assists per game (2.21), goals allowed (10), goals allowed per game (0.42) and shutouts (15). Senior F Tracey Milburn was named Pac-10 Player of the Year. Milburn had a 32 point season (13g, 6a). Junior GK CiCi Peterson was first in the Conference in shutouts (14.5), shutouts per game (0.60) and goals against average (0.44). Peterson set a new UCLA single-season records with 19 victories and 14.5 shutouts. Junior F Stephanie Rigamat set UCLA single-season records in game-winning goals (8) and assists (11).
USC: The Trojans finished fifth in the Pac-10 with a 14-6-2, 5-3-1 record. Five of USC's six losses were by one goal. The Women of Troy made their third straight NCAA Tournament appearance and were eliminated by UCLA in the second round. Senior MF/F Isabelle Harvey set career school marks in goals (48), assists (39), points (135) and game-winning goals (22).
WASHINGTON: The Huskies appeared in the postseason for the fifth time in the last seven years. Washington made it to the third round before falling to Portland. The Huskies captured the Pac-10 Championship, marking the first time the title has gone to a school outside the state of California. Senior F Tami Bennett posted several single-season Husky records including goals (16), game-winning goals (7) and points (36). Lesle Gallimore was named Pac-10 Coach of the Year.
WASHINGTON STATE: The Cougars' 13-6-0, 5-4-0 record allowed them their second postseason berth ever. Washington State fell in the first round to Montana. As a team, Washington State was second in the Pac-10 in shots (373). Individually, Senior F Deka DeWitt led the Conference in shots (121) and shots per game (6.05).