Stanford Women's Soccer Releases Spring 2009 Schedule
March 9, 2009
STANFORD, Calif. - The Stanford women's soccer program has announced its match schedule for the 2009 spring season. The Cardinal will participate in two tournaments and contest two local NCAA D-I opponents in preparation for the 2009 fall season.
Spring play begins on April 18th with the Fourth Annual Kicks Against Breast Cancer tournament, hosted by Stanford on Laird Q. Cagan Stadium and Maloney Field. Along with the Cardinal, local rivals Santa Clara and California, along with Colorado, San Francisco, and the U.S. U-15 Women's National Team will all compete and participate in raising funds to benefit the Claudia Mayer Foundation. Admission to the tournament will be free, and donations are encouraged. Complete information on the Kicks Against Breast Cancer tournament will be posted in the coming days.
The following weekend, Stanford will travel to Berkeley on April 25 for the annual all-day Cal 7-v-7 Tournament, held on the turf field at Memorial Stadium.
On May 9, the Cardinal will compete in its first regular 90-minute match of the spring, taking on UC Davis at 12 p.m. at Cagan Stadium.
On Thursday, May 21, Stanford will close out spring competition at home against Santa Clara at 7 p.m. A fifth competition date may or may not be added.
The Cardinal, led by NSCAA Head Coach of the Year Paul Ratcliffe, finished the 2008 season with a 22-2-1 overall record, advanced to the NCAA Women's College Cup for the first time since 1993, and took second in the Pac-10 behind fellow College Cup participant UCLA. Stanford will lose seven players, two of which were starters, to graduation for the 2009 season.
Stanford Women's Soccer 2009 Spring Schedule
|April 18||Kicks Against Breast Cancer Tournament||Stanford, Calif. (Cagan Stadium and Maloney Field)||All Day|
|April 25||Cal 7-v-7||Berkeley, Calif. (Memorial Stadium)||All Day|
|May 9||UC Davis||Stanford, Calif. (Cagan Stadium)||12 p.m.|
|May 21||Santa Clara||Stanford, Calif. (Cagan Stadium)||7 p.m.|