Women's Soccer Earns Highest Preseason Ranking Ever!

Aug. 16, 2001

Los Angeles -The UCLA women's soccer team earned its highest preseason ranking in the program's nine year history Thursday, as the Bruins were picked No. 2 by both the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and online source Soccer Buzz.

North Carolina, which beat UCLA, 2-1 in last year's NCAA title game, was picked first in both polls.

The Bruins, who open the season on Sept. 1 against No. 3 Portland at the Fila Classic in Fullerton, return eight starters from a year ago and are coached by reigning NSCAA National Coach of the Year Jillian Ellis.

2001 NSCAA Preseason Top-25

1. North Carolina
2. UCLA
3. Portland
4. Notre Dame
5. Nebraska
6. Santa Clara
7. Washington
8. Penn State
9. Virginia
10. Connecticut
11. Texas A&M
12. Clemson
13. BYU
14. Cal
15. Stanford
16. Florida State
17. Duke
18. Florida
19. Southern California
20. Texas
21. Dartmouth
22. Wake Forest
23. Harvard
24. Marquette
25. Hartford

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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