Senior Salute (update thru 9/2): BYU owns nation's 6th-most wins from '07-'10

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Contact: Pete LaFleur (editor@collegesoccer360.com)

CollegeSoccer360.com's exclusive tracking of the winningest senior classes/4-year records in Division I women's soccer has been updated, through games played as of Sept. 2. The top-5 programs remains the same – North Carolina (70-8-5), Notre Dame (68-10-3), UCLA (65-7-5), Stanford (64-6-8) and Portland (63-8-0) – but the Pilots seniors now own the top career winning pct. (.887; despite being 5th in total wins from '07-'10), thanks to UCLA's loss against Northwestern (the Bruins now have an .877 win pct. over the past four seasons).

BYU (57-14-4) is a program that steadily has moved up this list, currently tied for 6th with Florida State. The Cougars won 17-plus games in each of the past three seasons (17-4-2, 18-6-0, 18-4-2 from '07-'09) and are off to a 4-0-0 start in 2010.

There are five BYU players who have been members of the program in each of the past four seasons. Most notably, forward/midfielder Kassidy Shumway has played in 74 of the team's 75 games from 2007-10 while defender Nicole Gilliam likewise has been a four-year regular (59 GP). Here's a quick look at BYU's five current seniors:

Kassidy ShumwayKASSIDY SHUMWAY  (F/M ... Bountiful, Utah)
Six-foot offensive talent who has scored key goals throughout her four seasons, as nearly 75% of her career goals at BU (17-of-23) have been gamewinners (GWGs by season: 4-6-5-2, from '07-'10) ... her 59 career points (23G-13A; 74 GP/54 starts) include 7G-2A as a freshman, 6G-4A in 2008, 7G-4A as a junior and 3G-3A this season ... has earned all-Mountain West Conference honors throughout her career (1st team in 2007 and '09; 2nd team in '08).

Nicole GilliamNICOLE GILLIAM  (D ... Draper, Utah)
Four-year regular on the back line who has appeared in 59 career games at BYU, with 30 starts ... member of BYU defense that has allowed only 46 goals spanning the past four seasons (75 games) ... had 1G-2A as a freshman ... product of Alta High School program that was ranked #2 in the nation during her senior season (2006).



Stacy Bartholomew

STACY BARTHOLOMEW  (D ... Orem, Utah)
Another member of the BYU defensive corps ... missed all of the 2007 and '08 seasons due to ACL knee injuries ... returned to action in 2009 and earned starting role (24 GP/23 GS) in defense that allowed only 15 goals all season ... has appeared in all four games this season (3 GS), with an assist. 


 

Kristi Jackson

KRISTI JACKSON  (F/M ... Laverne, Calif.)
Fifth-year member of the program who had redshirt season in 2006 ... has appeared in 50 career games with the Cougars (3 GP in 2010) ... scored in 2009 shutout vs. New Mexico ... received BYU athletics Female Spirit of Sport Award in 2009-10.  




Megan Richardson-Fereday

MEGAN RICHARDSON-FEREDAY  (D ... Orem, Utah)
Another fifth-year player, after missing both the 2006 and '09 seasons due to ACL knee injuries ... her 23 career games played include appearing in 18 games during the 2008 season (3 GS) and a pair of games played so far in 2010. 





Look for continuing regular updates from CS360 and some detailed analysis of these senior classes throughout the 2010 season.

Here's the complete updated list of the nation's winningest senior classes (note: when referencing this list, please credit CollegeSoccer360.com with the research and – if possible – provide a link to this blog post ... click on post headline above for the direct URL). 

Current Four-Year Records in D-I Women's Soccer (top senior classes; '07-'10)
(research compiled by CollegeSoccer360.com; yearly records are 2007...'08...'09...'10)

(1) .... 70-8-5  (.874) ..... North Carolina  (19-4-1 ... 25-1-2 ... 23-3-1 ... 3-0-1)
(2) .... 68-10-3  (.858) ... Notre Dame  (19-5-2 ... 26-1-0 ... 21-4-1 ... 2-0-0)
(3) .... 65-6-5  (.877) ..... UCLA  (20-2-2 ... 22-1-2 ... 21-3-1 ... 2-1-0)
(4) .... 64-6-8  (.872) ..... Stanford  (15-3-5 ... 22-2-1 ... 25-1-0 ... 2-0-2)
(5) .... 63-8-0  (.887) ..... Portland  (18-4-0 ... 20-2-0 ... 21-2-0 ... 4-0-0)
re-sorted by win pct.: Portland .887...UCLA .877...UNC .874...Stanford (.872)...ND (.858)

(6) .... 57-14-4  (.787) ... BYU  (17-4-2 ... 18-6-0 ... 18-4-2 ... 4-0-0)
......... 57-14-7  (.776) ... Florida State  (18-6-3 ... 17-3-3 ... 19-5-1 ... 3-0-0)
(8) .... 56-15-6  (.766) ... Florida  (17-5-3 ... 19-4-1 ... 16-6-2 ... 4-0-0)
(9) .... 54-17-6  (.740) ... Texas A&M  (18-4-2 ... 18-5-1 ... 15-7-3 ... 3-1-0)
(10) .. 52-12-4  (.794) ... Charlotte  (16-5-1 ... 18-4-1 ... 16-3-2 ... 2-0-0)

(11) .. 51-16-3  (.750) ... Memphis   (17-4-1 ... 15-5-2 ... 16-7-0 ... 3-0-0)
(12) .. 49-15-8  (.736) ... Denver  (12-5-5 ... 19-3-2 ... 17-6-1 ... 1-1-0)
........ 49-15-8  (.736) ... USC  (20-3-2 ... 16-5-2 ... 12-6-3 ... 1-1-1)
........ 49-15-9  (.733) ... Oklahoma State  (14-6-3 ... 18-1-4 ... 15-7-2 ... 2-1-0)
(15) .. 48-16-4  (.735) ... UNC Greensboro  (16-5-1 ... 16-4-3 ... 13-7-0 ... 3-0-0)
........ 48-19-5  (.701) ... Penn State  (18-4-2 ... 16-8-0 ... 13-6-2 ... 1-1-1)

(17) .. 47-12-11  (750) ... Dayton  (13-4-4 ... 15-6-1 .. 16-1-6 ... 3-1-0)
........ 47-16-8 (.718) ..... Central Florida  (15-4-4 ... 14-6-3 ... 17-5-1 ... 1-1-0)
........ 47-18-9  (.696) .... South Carolina  (14-6-3 ... 11-7-4 ... 19-4-2 ... 3-1-0)

(20) .. 46-15-9  (.721) ..... Boston College  (11-5-4 ... 15-6-2 ... 18-4-2 ... 2-0-1)
......... 46-16-10  (.708) ... Purdue  (20-2-3 ... 12-7-3 ... 12-6-3 ... 2-1-1)
........ 46-18-5  (.703) ..... Minnesota  (9-8-2 ... 22-4-0 ... 12-5-3 ... 3-1-0)
........ 46-19-3  (.699) ..... North Texas  (15-8-0 ... 15-4-1 ... 12-7-2 ... 4-0-0)
........ 46-22-4  (.668) ..... Georgia  (18-4-2 ... 11-11-1 ... 15-6-1 ... 2-1-0)

(25) ... 45-15-7  (.724) ..... San Diego  (15-3-3 ... 15-5-2 ... 12-7-2 ... 3-0-0)
.......... 45-15-10  (.714) ... Navy  (14-5-4 ... 15-4-3 ... 14-5-2 ... 2-1-1)
(27) ... 44-15-10  (.710) ... Milwaukee  (13-4-4 ... 18-3-2 ... 12-6-3 ... 1-2-1)
......... 44-19-4  (.687) ..... William & Mary  (15-5-2 ... 15-7-1 ... 12-7-0 ... 2-0-1)
......... 44-18-8  (.686) ..... Toledo  (14-6-3 ... 16-5-1 ... 11-6-4 ... 3-1-0)
......... 44-21-5  (.664) ..... James Madison  (17-5-1 ... 14-7-2 ... 11-8-2 ... 2-1-0)
......... 44-22-5  (.655) ..... Wake Forest  (13-7-3 ... 13-8-0 ... 16-6-2 ... 2-1-0)

(32) .. 43-11-10  (.750) .... Western Kentucky  (14-3-3 ... 15-2-4 ... 14-4-2 ... 0-2-1)
........ 43-14-6  (.730) ...... Monmouth  (12-5-4 ... 14-4-1 ... 15-5-1 ... 2-0-0)
........ 43-18-4  (.692) ..... Georgetown  (14-8-0 ... 13-4-2 ... 12-6-2 ... 4-0-0)
........ 43-17-14  (.676) ... West Virginia  (18-5-2 ... 14-3-6 ... 10-7-6 ... 1-2-0)

(36) 
.. 42-14-14  (.700) ... LSU  (12-5-7 ... 14-4-2 ... 15-4-5 ... 1-1-0)

........ 42-21-3  (.659) ..... Furman  (16-6-1 ... 14-6-2 ... 10-8-0 ... 2-1-0)
........ 42-21-6  (.652) ..... Boston Univ.  (11-7-3 ... 15-6-1 ... 14-6-2 ... 2-2-0)
........ 42-22-6  (.643) ..... Missouri  (13-8-1 ... 16-5-2 ... 13-6-3 ... 0-1-0)

(all records above include games played through Sept. 2, 2010)

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