LSU Tigers women's soccer
|LSU Tigers women's soccer|
|University||Louisiana State University|
|Location||Baton Rouge, LA|
|Head coach||Brian Lee (11th year)|
|Stadium||LSU Soccer Stadium
|Colors||Purple and Gold
|NCAA Tournament Appearances|
|2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2015|
The LSU Tigers[n 1] women's soccer team represents Louisiana State University in the sport of soccer. The Tigers compete in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) and the Southeastern Conference (SEC). The Tigers play their home games at the LSU Soccer Stadium on the university's Baton Rouge, Louisiana campus, and are currently led by head coach Brian Lee.
- 1 History
- 2 National Soccer Coaches Association of America
- 3 Year-by-year results
- 4 Stadium
- 5 Practice and Training facilities
- 6 Head coaches
- 7 See also
- 8 Footnotes
- 9 References
- 10 External links
The LSU Tigers soccer team's first season was in 1995. The Tigers' first coach was Miriam Hickey (1995–1996) who compiled a record of 22-17-1 (.563) at LSU. The second coach in LSU soccer history was Gregg Boggs (1997–1999). He coached the Tigers to a record of 12-44-3 (.229). In 2000, George Fotopoulos (2000–2004) was hired as head coach of the LSU soccer team and amassed a record of 52-39-8-49 (.566) during his 5 years at LSU. During George Fotopoulos' final season in 2004, his wife Danielle Fotopoulos was hired as co-head coach of the LSU soccer team. During her only season at LSU, she along with her husband compiled a record of 8-11-1 (.425) in 2004. The Tigers brought in a new head coach for the 1981 season.
In 2005, Brian Lee (2005–Present) was named head soccer coach at LSU. During his tenure the Tigers have compiled a record of 102-69-33 (.581) and have won 4 SEC West Division titles in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011.
National Soccer Coaches Association of America
|Malorie Rutledge||2008–3rd Team, 2009–3rd Team|
|LSU Tigers (Southeastern Conference) (1995–present)|
|2004||George Fotopoulos & Danielle Fotopoulos||8-11-1||2-8-1||6th||West|
|2007||Brian Lee||12-5-7||5-2-4||1st||West||NCAA Tournament|
|2008||Brian Lee||14-4-2||7-3-1||1st||West||NCAA Tournament|
|2009||Brian Lee||15-4-5||8-2-1||1st||West||NCAA Tournament|
|2011||Brian Lee||13-8-1||8-3||1st||West||NCAA Tournament|
|2015||Brian Lee||13-6-4||5-4-2||7th||NCAA Tournament|
LSU Soccer Stadium
The LSU Soccer Stadium is a soccer facility located on the campus of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. The facility, built in 1996, serves as the home of the LSU Tigers soccer team. The two-level stadium has a seating capacity of 2,197.
Practice and Training facilities
LSU Indoor Practice facility
The LSU Indoor Practice Facility, built in 1991, is a climate-controlled 8,250 square feet facility. It is used when inclement weather prevents the soccer team from practicing at the LSU Soccer Stadium. It holds the 100-yd Anderson-Feazel LSU Indoor field. The playing surface is Momentum Field Turf by SportExe.
Strength and Conditioning facility
The LSU Tigers soccer team weight room is over 10,000 square feet and includes multi-purpose flat surface platform, bench, incline, squat and Olympic lifting stations along with dumbbell bench stations. It is also equipped with medicine balls, hurdles, plyometric boxes, assorted speed and agility equipment, treadmills, stationary bikes and elliptical cross trainers. The weight room features multiple high-definition TV's for multimedia presentations. It is located in the LSU Football Operations Center.
|Name||Years||Record at LSU|
|Miriam Hickey||1995–1996||22-17-1 Overall, 7–9 SEC|
|Gregg Boggs||1997–1999||12-44-3 Overall, 5–20 SEC|
|George Fotopoulos||2000–2004||52-39-8 Overall, 12-28-6 SEC|
|Danielle Fotopoulos||2004||8-11-1 Overall, 2-8-1 SEC|
|Brian Lee||2005–present||115-75-37Overall, 55-49-19 SEC|
- LSU uses the nickname of "Lady Tigers" only in sports that have both men's and women's teams. Since LSU only sponsors soccer for women, that team uses "Tigers" instead.
- "Athletics Brand Identity Guidelines for Media Usage". LSU Athletics Department. 2015-10-29. Retrieved 2015-10-29.
- Megargee, Steve (June 26, 2015). "Tennessee set to make move to a lone 'Lady Vols' team". Yahoo! Sports. Associated Press. Retrieved June 26, 2015.
An Associated Press survey of all 65 schools from the five major conferences found that at least 28 had separate nicknames for men's and women's teams at some point in their histories. Only seven continue that practice, and in most cases they only have separate nicknames for certain women's teams. Texas Tech uses the Lady Raiders for women's teams in sports that also have men's teams: basketball, tennis, golf, track and cross country. LSU uses a similar strategy.
- "2012 LSU Soccer Media Guide". LSUsports.net.
- "LSU Soccer Facilities". LSUsports.net.
- "LSU Tigers' Weight Room". ESPN The Magazine. November 14, 2012. Retrieved 2014-02-11.
- "LSU Strength and Conditioning". lsusports.net. September 29, 2009. Retrieved 2013-08-28.
- "2013 LSU Football Media Guide". LSUsports.net.