Michigan Wolverines women's soccer

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Michigan Wolverines
women's soccer
Michigan Wolverines logo.svg
Founded 1994 (1994)[1]
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 Maize and Blue[4]
NCAA Tournament Quarterfinal
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2016[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.


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][5] 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.[5][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.[5]

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]


  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


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]


  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. ^ "Style Guide: Colors". Office of Global Communications, University of Michigan. 2015-07-07. Retrieved 2015-07-07. 
  5. ^ a b c "Women's Soccer Coaching History". MGoBlue.com. University of Michigan. Retrieved 27 August 2013. 

External links[edit]

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