Michigan Wolverines women's soccer

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Michigan Wolverines
women's soccer
Michigan Wolverines logo.svg
Founded1994 (1994)[1]
UniversityUniversity of Michigan
Head coachJennifer Klein (1st season)
ConferenceBig Ten
LocationAnn Arbor, MI
StadiumU-M Soccer Stadium[2]
(Capacity: 2,200)
NicknameWolverines
ColorsMaize and Blue[3]
         
Home
Away
NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals
2002, 2013[1]
NCAA Tournament Round of 16
2002, 2003, 2012, 2013
NCAA Tournament Round of 32
1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2012, 2013
NCAA Tournament appearances
1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2016[1]
Conference Tournament championships
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.

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][5] 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] On January 25,2018, it was announced that the University of Michigan and coach Greg Ryan decided to part ways after a 6-6-6 last season, 3-5-3 in Big Ten Play. Ryan was 103-64-36 in his time at Michigan. [6]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason Coaches' poll AP poll
Debbie Belkin Rademacher (Big Ten) (1994–2007)
1994–95 Debbie Belkin 10-7-2 1–6 7th
1995–96 Debbie Belkin 7-11-2 1-5-1 8th
1996–97 Debbie Belkin 10-7-3 3-3-1 4th
1997–98 Debbie Belkin 18-4-1 7-1-1 2nd NCAA First Round
1998–99 Debbie Belkin 14-7-1 5-3-1 5th NCAA Second Round
1999–2000 Debbie Belkin 17-6-1 8-1-1 2nd NCAA Second Round
2000–01 Debbie Belkin Rademacher 13-9-1 6-3-1 3rd NCAA Second Round
2001–02 Debbie Rademacher 13-8-1 8-2 2nd NCAA Second Round
2002–03 Debbie Rademacher 16-7-1 7-2-1 2nd NCAA Quarterfinals
2003–04 Debbie Rademacher 11-8-6 4-2-4 4th NCAA 3rd Round
2004–05 Debbie Rademacher 11-9-2 6-3-1 3rd NCAA First Round
2005–06 Debbie Rademacher 8-9-4 3-6-1 T6th
2006–07 Debbie Rademacher 9-7-6 4-3-3 5th NCAA First Round
2007–08 Debbie Rademacher 3-9-6 1-5-4 9th
Debbie Belkin Rademacher: 160-108-37 65-45-20
Greg Ryan (Big Ten) (2008–2017)
2008–09 Greg Ryan 4-10-5 1-6-3 11th
2009–10 Greg Ryan 6-9-5 1-4-5 T8th
2010–11 Greg Ryan 10-5-4 5-3-2 5th NCAA First Round
2011–12 Greg Ryan 9-8-2 4-6-1 T8th
2012–13 Greg Ryan 16-5-3 7-2-2 3rd NCAA Third Round
2013–14 Greg Ryan 18-4-1 9-1-1 2nd NCAA Quarterfinals
2014–15 Greg Ryan 12-5-3 8-2-3 3rd
2015–16 Greg Ryan 12-7-2 6-3-2 5th
2016–17 Greg Ryan 10-5-5 6-3-2 4th NCAA First Round
2017–18 Greg Ryan 6-6-6 3-5-3 10th
Greg Ryan: 103-64-36 50-35-24
Jennifer Klein (Big Ten) (2018–Present)
2018–19 Jennifer Klein 9-8-1 5-5-1 T-6th
Jennifer Klein: 9-8-1 5-5-1
Total: 263-172-73

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

Coaching Staff[edit]

As of February 21,2018

Name Position coached Consecutive season at
Michigan in current position
Jennifer Klein Head coach
Tiffany Hansen Assistant Coach 3rd
Bilal Hussein Volunteer Assistant Coach
Reference:[7]

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.[2] 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.[2] 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.[2] 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.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Women's Soccer Year-By-Year Results". MGoBlue.com. University of Michigan. Retrieved 27 August 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d e "U-M Soccer Stadium". MGoBlue.com. University of Michigan. Retrieved 27 August 2013.
  3. ^ "Style Guide: Colors". Office of Global Communications, University of Michigan. July 7, 2015. Retrieved July 7, 2015.
  4. ^ a b c "Women's Soccer Coaching History". MGoBlue.com. University of Michigan. Retrieved 27 August 2013.
  5. ^ "Greg Ryan". MGoBlue.com. University of Michigan. Retrieved 27 August 2013.
  6. ^ "Michigan women's soccer coach Greg Ryan won't return". UsaToday.com. Usa Today. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  7. ^ "Michigan Women's Soccer Coaches". MGoBlue.com. University of Michigan. Retrieved 21 February 2018.

External links[edit]

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