Michigan Wolverines women's soccer
|University||University of Michigan|
|Location||Ann Arbor, MI|
|Head Coach||Greg Ryan (6th year)|
|Stadium||U-M Soccer Stadium
|Colors||Blue and Maize
|NCAA Tournament Quarterfinal|
|NCAA Tournament Appearances|
|1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2010, 2012, 2013|
|Conference Tournament Champions|
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.
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. 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. Michigan's best result in the NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Championship was a quarterfinal appearance in 2002. All of these achievements came during the tenure of Debbie Rademacher (née Belkin), who coached the team from its inception in 1994 until 2007. 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. 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.
|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|
|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|
Year-by-year results through the end of the 2013 season
- Did not qualify for the Big Ten conference tournament
- The Big Ten discontinued its conference tournament during the 2009 and 2010 seasons
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. 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. 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. 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.
- "Women's Soccer Year-By-Year Results". MGoBlue.com. University of Michigan. Retrieved 27 August 2013.
- "Greg Ryan". MGoBlue.com. University of Michigan. Retrieved 27 August 2013.
- "U-M Soccer Stadium". MGoBlue.com. University of Michigan. Retrieved 27 August 2013.
- "Women's Soccer Coaching History". MGoBlue.com. University of Michigan. Retrieved 27 August 2013.
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