UCLA Women Check in at No. 10 in Soccer America's Preseason Poll

Aug. 20, 2004

LOS ANGELES - The UCLA women's soccer team checks in at No. 10 in Soccer America's Preseason National Poll released Friday. The Bruins begin the year as the only Pac-10 team in the top-10.

Defending national champion North Carolina headlines the list and is followed by No. 2 Santa Clara. Notre Dame, Texas, Florida State, Portland, Virginia, Tennessee, Penn State and UCLA round out the top-10. NCAA runner-up Connecticut is ranked 13th.

Four Atlantic Coast Conference teams were among the Top 12 (with Clemson joining North Carolina, Florida State and Virginia), and five teams from the Big 12 Conference are in the Top 25: No. 4 Texas, No. 11 Texas A&M, No. 17 Colorado, No. 19 Kansas and No. 25 Nebraska.

There are four teams from the Big East Conference and three each from the West Coast, Pacific-10 and Southeastern conferences.

UCLA kicks off the 2004 season on Aug. 27, hosting San Diego at Drake Stadium beginning at 7:00 p.m.

SOCCER AMERICA COLLEGE WOMEN'S 2004 PRESEASON TOP 25

1. North Carolina
2. Santa Clara
3. Notre Dame
4. Texas
5. Florida State
6. Portland
7. Virginia
8. Tennessee
9. Penn State
10. UCLA
11. Texas A&M
12. Clemson
13. Connecticut
14. Stanford
15. Utah
16. Florida
17. Colorado
18. Ohio State
19. Kansas
20. Arizona State
21. Boston College
22. Pepperdine
23. Auburn
24. West Virginia
25. Nebraska          

EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Wednesday, Aug 12
vs. Missouri
Los Angeles, CA
0-0
Friday, Aug 21
at Long Beach State
Long Beach, CA
L, 0 - 1
Sunday, Aug 23
at San Diego
San Diego, CA
W, 1 - 0 (2OT)
Sunday, Aug 30
vs. Wisconsin
Los Angeles, CA
W, 2 - 1
Friday, Sep 04 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Virginia
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Sep 06 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Texas
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Sep 11 - 4:00 PM PST
at Wake Forest
Winston-Salem, NC
Sunday, Sep 13 - 10:00 AM PST
at North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC
Thursday, Sep 17 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Sep 25 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Oct 01 - 7:00 PM PST
at Washington
Seattle, WA
Sunday, Oct 04 - 11:00 AM PST
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
Friday, Oct 09 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Oct 11 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Oct 17 - 1:00 PM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
Friday, Oct 23 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Colorado
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Oct 25 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Oct 29 - 3:30 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Sunday, Nov 01 - 3:30 PM PST
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
Friday, Nov 06 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 13 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA First Round
TBA
Friday, Nov 20 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Second Round
TBA
Sunday, Nov 22 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Third Round
TBA
Friday, Nov 27 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Quarterfinals
TBA
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