NCAA Tournament Appearances Streaks (lists courtesty of CS360) ...

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This wasn't a good season for teams that feature orange as one of their primary colors, as three different programs – Tennessee (8; 2001-08), Texas (8: '01-'08) and Illinois (6; '03-'08) – saw an end to their NCAA Tournament streaks that had extended back six or more years. In addition to Texas, another Big 12 Conference team saw its noteworthy streak come to an end, as Colorado had appeared in each of the past six NCAA Tournaments (2003-08).


One year ago, three of the longest NCAA Tournament appearance streaks in the history of Division I women's soccer – Connecticut (26; 1982-2007), Santa Clara (19; 1989-2007) and Clemson (14; 1994-2007) – had the rare experience of missing the NCAAs, with Clemson (another one of those orange teams) again failing to make the NCAA field this season.


There are 11 different teams – North Carolina (28), Notre Dame (17), Virginia (16), Texas A&M (15), Penn State (15), Wake Forest (14), UCLA (13), Stanford (12), Florida State (10), Portland (10) and West Virginia (10) – that own active double-digit NCAA appearance streaks:


Active Streaks of Consecutive NCAA Tournament Appearances (as of 2009)
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28 – North Carolina  (1982-2009)
17 – Notre Dame  (1993-2009)
16 – Virginia  (1994-2009)

15 – Penn State  (1995-2009)
15 – Texas A&M  (1995-2009)

14 – Wake Forest  (1996-2009)
13 – UCLA  (1997-2009)
12 – Stanford  (1998-2009)
10 – Florida State  (2000-09)
10 – Portland  (2000-09)
10 – West Virginia  (2000-09)          

7 – Boston College  (2003-09)
7 – Duke  (2003-09)
7 – Florida  (2003-09)
6 – California  (2004-09)


Other all-time NCAA Tournament appearance streaks (6-plus)…

26 – Connecticut  (1982-2007)
19 – Santa Clara  (1989-2007)
14 – Clemson  (1994-2007)
13 – William & Mary  (1992-2004)
10 – Nebraska  (1996-2005)

8 – Colorado College  (1984-91)
8 – UMass  (1982-89)
8 – Michigan  (1997-2004)
8 – N.C. State  (1985-92)
7 – BYU  (1997-2003)
7 – UMass  (1991-97)
7 – William & Mary  (1984-90)

6 – Duke  (1992-97)
6 – Harvard  (1996-2001)
6 – Princeton  (1999-2004)
6 – SMU  (2001-06)

(note: as of 2009, there have been 16 all-time double-digit NCAA appearance streaks)


FAMILIAR FACESThe 2009 NCAA Tournament field includes nine of the 10 programs (all but William & Mary) that have made the most all-time NCAA appearances. The top-21 teams in terms of all-time NCAA appearances include 17 that have qualified for the 2009 NCAAs (all but W&M, UMass, Clemson and Hartford):

All-Time NCAA Tournament Appearances (unbolded teams are not in the 2009 NCAAs)
(research courtesy of CollegeSoccer360.com)

28 – North Carolina  (1982-2009)
27 – Connecticut  (1982-2007, '09)
23 – William & Mary  (1984-90, 1992-2004, '06-'08)
22 – Virginia  (1987-92, 1994-2009)
20 – Santa Clara  (1989-2007, '09)

19 – Stanford  (1990-96, 1998-2009)
17 – California  (1983-84, '86-'88, '93, 1998-2002, '04-'09)
17 – Notre Dame  (1993-2009)

17 – Portland  (1992-98, 2000-09)

16 – Duke  (1992-97, 1999-2001, 03-09)
15 – UMass  (1982-89, '91-'97)
15 – Penn State  (1995-2009)
15 – Texas A&M  (1995-2009)
15 – Wisconsin  (1985-88, '91, '93-'96, '98, 2000, '02, '04, '05, '09)
14 – UCLA  (1995, 1997-2009)
14 – Central Florida  (1982, '84, '87-'88, '91, '98-'99, 2001-04, '07-'09)
14 – Clemson  (1994-2007)
14 – Wake Forest  (1996-2009)

13 – Boston College  (1982-85, '99, 2001, '03-'09)
13 – Florida  (1996-2001, '03-'09)
13 – Hartford  (1989-92, '94-'95, 1997-2002, '06)
12 – BYU  (1997-2003, '05-'09)
12 – Harvard  (1982-84, '94-'96, 2001-04, '08-'09)
12 – SMU  (1990, '92, '93, '95, '97, '99, 2001-06)

11 – George Mason  (1982-86, '88-'89, '93, '94, '96, '97)
11 – North Carolina State  (1985-92, '94-'96)
11 – USC  (1998-2003, '05-'09)
10 – Dartmouth  (1993-94, '96, 1998-2003, '05)
10 – Florida State  (2000-09)
10 – Maryland  (1995-99, 2001-04, '09)
10 – Nebraska  (1996-2005)
10 – San Diego  (1996, 1999-2004, '07-'09)
10 – Washington (1994-96, '98, 2000-01, '03-'04, '08-'09)

bold = teams in the 2009 NCAA Tournament

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