Women's Soccer Ranked Second In Latest NSCAA Poll

Oct. 30, 2001

Stanford, Calif. - The Stanford women's soccer team is ranked second in the nation by the NSCAA/adidas National Poll released today. The ranking is the highest ever for the Cardinal women's soccer program.

Stanford (12-1-1, 5-0 Pac-10) is in sole possession of first place in the conference, after defeating No. 22 California 2-1 last Sunday and tying 12th-ranked Saint Mary's 0-0. The Cardinal have also knocked off several ranked opponents including No. 13 Florida, No. 14 Texas and No. 7 Texas A&M all on the road and the defending Pac-10 champion Washington (No. 16) at home.

'We are very pleased to achieve our highest ranking ever,' said head coach Andy Nelson. 'The players have worked hard for such great recognition. At this point, it will only spur our team on to continue to develop themselves and the program to even higher levels.'

Stanford is led by junior Marcia Wallis (Los Gatos, CA), who has scored 10 goals this season. Sophomore Marcie Ward has tallied 25 points on eight goals and nine assists while senior goalkeeper Carrie Walsh has 64 saves on the year, including three shutouts.

The Cardinal will put their five conference victories on the line at Arizona State on Friday, Nov. 2 and Arizona on Sunday, Nov. 4. Stanford will then return home for its final home weekend against USC on Nov. 9 and fifth-ranked UCLA on Nov. 11.

Rank School

1.  North Carolina2.  Stanford3.  Santa Clara4.  Portland5.  UCLA6.  Notre Dame7.  Texas8.  Penn State9.  Connecticut10. Clemson11. Nebraska12. Saint Mary's College13. Florida14. Texas A&M15. Virginia16. Washington17. Tennessee18. San Diego19. Princeton20. Harvard21. Pepperdine22. Michigan23. California24. Wake Forest25. Dartmouth
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