Bruin Women's Soccer Squad Ranked No. 16 in Nation

Aug. 19, 1999

The UCLA women's soccer team received a No. 16 pre-season ranking, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America announced earlier this month. Last year, the Bruins finished the season tied for 17th in NCAA standings with a 17-4-1 record. The Bruins, who finished 7-2 in conference play, also tied for the Pac-10 Championship title and reached the second round of the NCAAs.

The Bruins open the 1999 season on August 24 with a home exhibition game against Pepperdine at 3 pm on the North Athletic Field. UCLA's first regular-season game will take place on August 28 against Cal State Fullerton on the Fullerton campus. The Bruins will then meet the NSCAA pre-season No. 4 defending national champion Florida Gators at the USC Tournament on September 4 at 3 pm.

This season, the Bruins will face five other teams ranked in the NSCAA pre-season poll: top-ranked North Carolina (Oct. 1), No. 13 San Diego State (Sept. 26), No. 21 Stanford (Oct. 22), No. 23 Wake Forest (Sept. 12) and No. 24 USC (Nov. 7).

Following is the NSCAA Top 25 Pre-season Poll:

Current Ranking   School               Record    Points
      1           North Carolina       25-1-0      199
      2           Santa Clara          22-1-1      190
      3           Portland             19-3-2      173
     4t           Connecticut          21-2-2      170
     4t           Florida              26-1-0      170
      6           Penn State           21-4-1      167
      7           Notre Dame           21-3-1      159
      8           Nebraska             16-4-1      144
      9           Dartmouth            16-2-2      121
     10           William & Mary       16-3-2      110
     11           Hartford             17-5-0      108
     12           Clemson              16-7-0      105
     13           San Diego State      19-3-1       99
     14           BYU                  20-5-0       89
     15           Michigan             14-7-1       72
     16           UCLA                 17-4-1       68
     17           Baylor               15-5-1       67
     18           Virginia             13-7-2       63
     19           Vanderbilt           17-6-0       62
     20           Northwestern         16-5-1       58
     21           Stanford             11-7-2       43
     22           Georgia              13-6-2       38
     23           Wake Forest          13-7-1       34
     24           Southern Cal         14-7-1       29
     25           Harvard              12-5-1       15
	 

Also Receiving Votes:
Wisconsin, Maryland, Texas A&M, Alabama, Minnesota, James Madison


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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