Michigan Wolverines women's soccer

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Michigan Wolverines
women's soccer
Michigan Wolverines  women's soccer athletic logo

University University of Michigan
Conference Big Ten
Location Ann Arbor, MI
Head Coach Greg Ryan[2] (6th year)
Stadium U-M Soccer Stadium[3]
(Capacity: 2,200)
Nickname Wolverines
Colors Blue and Maize

             

Home
Away
NCAA Tournament Quarterfinal
2002[1]
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2010, 2012, 2013[1]
Conference Tournament Champions
1997, 1999[1]

The Michigan Wolverines women's soccer team is the women's intercollegiate soccer program representing the University of Michigan. The school competes in the Big Ten Conference in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The Michigan women's soccer team plays its home games at the U-M Soccer Stadium on the university campus in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Michigan has won two Big Ten tournaments and has advanced as far as the quarterfinals in the NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Championship since the creation of the program in 1994. The team is currently coached by Greg Ryan.

History[edit]

The 2013 Michigan women's soccer team in action against Oakland University

Women's soccer has been a varsity sport at the University of Michigan since 1994, and the team has played in the Big Ten Conference since its formation.[1] The team has won the Big Ten conference tournament twice, in 1997 and 1999, although it has never won a regular season conference title: the best it has finished is second place, which it has done on four separate occasions.[1] Michigan's best result in the NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Championship was a quarterfinal appearance in 2002.[1] All of these achievements came during the tenure of Debbie Rademacher (née Belkin), who coached the team from its inception in 1994 until 2007.[1][4] Since the 2008 season, the team has been coached by Greg Ryan, who was previously the head coach of the United States women's national soccer team.[4][2] Under Ryan, the team has qualified for three berths in the NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Championship, although it has not won any Big Ten titles.[4]

All-time record[edit]

Year Head Coach Overall Pct. Conf. Pct. Place Tourn. Postseason
1994 Debbie Belkin 10-7-2 .579 1-6-0 .143 7th T3rd -
1995 Debbie Belkin 7-11-2 .400 1-5-1 .214 8th T7th -
1996 Debbie Belkin 10-7-3 .575 3-3-1 .500 4th T3rd -
1997 Debbie Belkin 18-4-1 .804 7-1-1 .833 2nd 1st NCAA 1st round
1998 Debbie Belkin 14-7-1 .659 5-3-1 .611 5th T3rd NCAA 2nd round
1999 Debbie Belkin 17-6-1 .729 8-1-1 .850 2nd 1st NCAA 2nd round
2000 Debbie Belkin Rademacher 13-9-1 .587 6-3-1 .650 3rd 2nd NCAA 2nd round
2001 Debbie Rademacher 13-8-1 .617 8-2-0 .800 2nd T3rd NCAA 2nd round
2002 Debbie Rademacher 16-7-1 .688 7-2-1 .750 2nd T5th NCAA Quarterfinals
2003 Debbie Rademacher 11-8-6 .560 4-2-4 .600 4th 2nd NCAA 3rd round
2004 Debbie Rademacher 11-9-2 .545 6-3-1 .650 3rd T3rd NCAA 1st round
2005 Debbie Rademacher 8-9-4 .476 3-6-1 .350 T6th 2nd -
2006 Debbie Rademacher 9-7-6 .545 4-3-3 .550 5th 5th NCAA 1st Round
2007 Debbie Rademacher 3-9-6 .333 1-5-4 .300 9th DNQ[nb 1] -
2008 Greg Ryan 4-10-5 .342 1-6-3 .250 11th DNQ[nb 1] -
2009 Greg Ryan 6-9-5 .425 1-4-5 .350 T8th N/A[nb 2] -
2010 Greg Ryan 10-5-4 .632 5-3-2 .550 5th N/A[nb 2] NCAA 1st Round
2011 Greg Ryan 9-8-2 .526 4-6-1 .409 T8th DNQ[nb 1] -
2012 Greg Ryan 16-5-3 .729 7-2-2 .727 3rd T3rd NCAA 3rd round
2013 Greg Ryan 18-4-1 .804 9-1-1 .864 2nd T5th NCAA Quarterfinals
2014 Greg Ryan 12-5-3 .675 8-2-3 .731 3rd T5th -

Year-by-year results through the end of the 2014 season[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Did not qualify for the Big Ten conference tournament
  2. ^ a b The Big Ten discontinued its conference tournament during the 2009 and 2010 seasons

Stadium[edit]

U-M Soccer Stadium as it appeared during the 2013 season

Michigan has played at the U-M Soccer Complex since 2008, and at the U-M Soccer Stadium (built on the site of the Soccer Complex) since 2010.[3] The entire complex cost $6 million to build and includes three fields, including separate practice fields for both the women's and men's teams.[3] The 2,200-seat stadium is built around the central field, and it includes stands on both sides of the field that are both covered by a roof.[3] The stadium features a press box, separate home locker rooms for both the women's and men's teams, an athletic medicine training room, and handicap seating, as well as restrooms and concessions for spectators.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Women's Soccer Year-By-Year Results". MGoBlue.com. University of Michigan. Retrieved 27 August 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Greg Ryan". MGoBlue.com. University of Michigan. Retrieved 27 August 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "U-M Soccer Stadium". MGoBlue.com. University of Michigan. Retrieved 27 August 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c "Women's Soccer Coaching History". MGoBlue.com. University of Michigan. Retrieved 27 August 2013. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Michigan Wolverines women's soccer at Wikimedia Commons