Soccer Picked Sixth In The Pac-10 By Coaches

Aug. 20, 2001

TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Arizona State women's soccer team has been tabbed to finish sixth in the Pacific-10 Conference race this year in a preseason vote of the head coaches. NCAA runner-up UCLA has been selected as the favorite to win the conference title.

Nationally in the preseason polls, Arizona State was selected 21st by Soccer Buzz and received votes by the NSCAA.

The Sun Devils, under first year head coach Ray Leone, return four All-Pac-10 Conference selections, including three-time All-American Stacey Tullock.

Additionally, Tullock was just recently selected to the 2001 Preseason All-American team. Tullock is currently ASU's all-time leader in goals (44), game-winning goals (15), assists (19) and total points (104).

Arizona State begins its sixth season of competition on Friday, August 31 against Baylor University in Waco, Texas. The Sun Devils open their home campaign on Sunday, September 9 against the University New Mexico at 5:00 p.m.

Here are the complete results of the preseason coaches' poll (points 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1), first place votes in parentheses:

1. UCLA (8) 97

2. California (1) 77

3. Washington (1) 75

4. Stanford 72

5. USC 71

6. Arizona State 51

7. Washington State 39

8. Oregon State 28

9. Arizona 21

10. Oregon 19

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