Senior Salute: updated thru 9/6/10 (ND posts 70th win spanning '07-'10).

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Contact: Pete LaFleur (editor@collegesoccer360.com)

Previous CS360 Senior Salutes (2010)
Aug. 26
• Sept. 2  (featured team: BYU)


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. 7. The top-3 programs – North Carolina (71-8-5), Notre Dame (70-10-3), UCLA (66-7-5) – remain the same, while Portland (65-8-0) has edged ahead of its west-coast rival Stanford (64-6-8), which was idle during the past week. The Portland seniors also continue to own the top career winning pct. (.890, despite being 4th in total wins from '07-'10). See bottom of this release for complete list of the 40-plus programs with the most victories over the past four seasons.
 
3764313Versatile veteran Lauren Fowlkes (left) – who earned the rare double-honor as an All-American and Academic All-American in 2009 – is part of a Notre Dame senior class that has compiled a 70-10-3 record over the past four seasons
      
The Notre Dame seniors picked up their 70th career win on Sunday, Sept. 5 (2-0 vs. Texas Tech), one week after the UNC seniors had reached the 70-win mark. The Irish advanced to the NCAA College Cup semifinals (or title game) in each of the past three seasons, while going 19-5-2 in 2007, 26-1-0 in '08 (NCAA runner-up) and 21-4-1 in '09. With a strong regular season and deep postseason run, the current ND seniors could reach 90 career wins, something accomplished by only 20 seniors classes in the previous 28 season of D-I women's soccer.

Six players have been members of the Notre Dame program in each of the past four seasons, led by the versatile talent Lauren Fowlkes (Lee's Summit, Ohio), current team scoring leader Rose Augustin (Silver Lake, Ohio) and four-year starting outside back Julie Scheidler (Indianapolis, Ind.).

5619970Lauren Fowlkes (left)

Fowlkes – who earned the rare double-honor of being an All-American and Academic All-American, in 2009 – has split time during her Irish career at center back and forward, in addition to making some starts in the midfield. She missed severa games during ND's 2009 season (due to the Under-20 World Championships), but has logged 74 career games with 61 starts (13 goals, 5 assists).

5619925Rose Augustin (left)

Augustin earned second team all-BIG EAST honors in 2009, when she played primarily as an attacking midfielder, and has served mostly as a forward this season while scoring four of the team's seven goals. The set-play specialist has missed only one game over the past four seasons (82 GP), with 53 career starts and 57 points (22G-13A).

5620185Julie Scheidler (left)

Scheidler has played in all 83 of Notre Dame's games during the 2007-10 seasons (73 starts; 1G-10A) and could become the 34th player in the 29-year history of Division I women's soccer to play 100-plus games in her career (three UNC players – Kristi Eveland, Whitney Engen and Casey Nogueira – reached that century mark during the 2009 season).

5620082Taylor Knaack (left)

All six of the Notre Dame seniors – including forward Taylor Knaack (Arlington, Texas), goalkeeper Nikki Weiss (Redding, Conn.) and midfielder Erica Iantorno (Hinsdale, Ill.) – started in the 70th win for their class, vs. Texas Tech. Knaack saw her freshman season wiped out due to an ACL knee injury, but she has come back to play in 57 games over the past three seasons (30 GS; 11G-7A).

5620040Erica Iantorno (left)

Iantorno has provided a spark off the bench throughout her career, as both a forward and midfielder (76 GP/3 GS; 8G-13A), while Weiss – a member of CS360's most recent Primetime Performers of the Week – owns a 0.58 career goals-against average, spanning 39 appearances (24 starts; 19-4-2 record).


5620223Nikki Weiss (left)

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


... CS360 also now is tracking the programs with the
most wins over the past three seasons ('08-'10; winningest junior classes) and will be posting this info. in chart form starting next week ... but here's the top-20 winning programs from 2008-10: (1) UNC 52-4-4 ... (2) Notre Dame 51-5-1 ... (3) Stanford 49-3-3 ... (4) Portland 47-4-0 ... (5) UCLA 46-5-3 ... (6) BYU 41-10-2 ... (7) Florida St. 40-9-4 and Florida 40-10-3 ... (9) Denver 39-10-3 and Minnesota 39-10-3 ... (11) Charlotte 37-8-3 , Oklahoma St. 37-9-6 and Texas A&M 37-13-4 ... (14) Boston College 36-10-5 ... (15) Dayton 35-9-7 and Memphis 35-3-2 ... (17) UCF 34-12-4 ... (18) Monmouth 33-9-2, South Carolina 33-12-7 and Wake Forest 33-15-2.

The top winning percentages for the 2008-10 span belong to: Portland (.922), Stanford (.918), ND (.904), UNC (.900), UCLA (.880), Charlotte (.802), BYU & FSU (both .793), Florida (.783), and DU & Minnesota (both .779).

... Here's the complete updated list of the nation's winningest senior classes (note: when referencing lists on this page, please credit CollegeSoccer360.com with the research and – if possible – provide a link to this blog post ... if currently in the CS360 blog stream, 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) .... 71-8-5  (.875) ..... North Carolina  (19-4-1 ... 25-1-2 ... 23-3-1 ... 4-0-1)
(2) .... 70-10-3  (.861) ... Notre Dame  (19-5-2 ... 26-1-0 ... 21-4-1 ... 4-0-0)
(3) .... 66-7-5  (.878) ..... UCLA  (20-2-2 ... 22-1-2 ... 21-3-1 ... 3-1-0)
(4) .... 65-8-0  (.890) ..... Portland  (18-4-0 ... 20-2-0 ... 21-2-0 ... 6-0-0)
(5) .... 64-6-8  (.872) ..... Stanford  (15-3-5 ... 22-2-1 ... 25-1-0 ... 2-0-2)
re-sorted by win pct.: Portland .890...UCLA .878...UNC .875...Stanford .872...ND .861

(6)
 .... 58-14-4  (.790) ... BYU  (17-4-2 ... 18-6-0 ... 18-4-2 ... 5-0-0)
......... 58-15-7  (.769) ... Florida State  (18-6-3 ... 17-3-3 ... 19-5-1 ... 4-1-0)
(8) .... 57-15-6  (.769) ... Florida  (17-5-3 ... 19-4-1 ... 16-6-2 ... 5-0-0)
(9) .... 55-17-6  (.744) ... Texas A&M  (18-4-2 ... 18-5-1 ... 15-7-3 ... 4-1-0)
(10) .. 53-13-4  (.786) ... Charlotte  (16-5-1 ... 18-4-1 ... 16-3-2 ... 3-1-0)

(11)
 .. 52-17-3  (.743) ... Memphis   (17-4-1 ... 15-5-2 ... 16-7-0 ... 4-1-0)
(12) .. 51-15-8  (.743) ... Denver  (12-5-5 ... 19-3-2 ... 17-6-1 ... 3-1-0)
........ 51-15-9  (.740) ... Oklahoma State  (14-6-3 ... 18-1-4 ... 15-7-2 ... 4-1-0)
(14) .. 50-15-9  (.737) ... USC  (20-3-2 ... 16-5-2 ... 12-6-3 ... 2-1-2)
(15) .. 49-16-8 (.726) ..... Central Florida  (15-4-4 ... 14-6-3 ... 17-5-1 ... 3-1-0)

(16) .. 48-13-11  (.743) ... Dayton  (13-4-4 ... 15-6-1 .. 16-1-6 ... 4-2-0)
........ 48-17-5  (.721) ... UNC Greensboro  (16-5-1 ... 16-4-3 ... 13-7-0 ... 3-1-1)
........ 48-18-5  (.711) ..... Minnesota  (9-8-2 ... 22-4-0 ... 12-5-3 ... 5-1-0)
........ 48-21-5  (.682) ... Penn State  (18-4-2 ... 16-8-0 ... 13-6-2 ... 1-3-1)
........ 48-22-4  (.676) ..... Georgia  (18-4-2 ... 11-11-1 ... 15-6-1 ... 4-1-0)

(21)
 .. 47-15-9  (.725) ..... Boston College  (11-5-4 ... 15-6-2 ... 18-4-2 ... 3-0-1)
........ 47-17-10  (.703) .... Purdue  (20-2-3 ... 12-7-3 ... 12-6-3 ... 3-2-1)
........ 47-18-10  (.693) .... South Carolina  (14-6-3 ... 11-7-4 ... 19-4-2 ... 3-1-1)

(24) ... 46-16-7  (.717) ..... San Diego  (15-3-3 ... 15-5-2 ... 12-7-2 ... 4-1-0)
......... 46-19-4  (.696) ..... William & Mary  (15-5-2 ... 15-7-1 ... 12-7-0 ... 4-0-1)
......... 46-20-4  (.686) ..... North Texas  (15-8-0 ... 15-4-1 ... 12-7-2 ... 4-1-1)
......... 46-22-5  (.664) ..... Wake Forest  (13-7-3 ... 13-8-0 ... 16-6-2 ... 4-1-0)

(28) ... 45-14-6  (.739) ..... Monmouth  (12-5-4 ... 14-4-1 ... 15-5-1 ... 4-0-0)
......... 45-15-10  (.714) .... Milwaukee  (13-4-4 ... 18-3-2 ... 12-6-3 ... 2-2-1)
......... 45-17-10  (.694) .... Navy  (14-5-4 ... 15-4-3 ... 14-5-2 ... 2-3-1)
......... 45-21-5  (.669) ...... James Madison  (17-5-1 ... 14-7-2 ... 11-8-2 ... 3-1-0)

(32) .. 44-11-10  (.754) ... Western Kentucky  (14-3-3 ... 15-2-4 ... 14-4-2 ... 1-2-1)
........ 44-18-4  (.697) ..... Georgetown  (14-8-0 ... 13-4-2 ... 12-6-2 ... 5-0-0)
........ 44-17-14  (.680) ... West Virginia  (18-5-2 ... 14-3-6 ... 10-7-6 ... 2-2-0)
........ 44-19-8  (.676) ..... Toledo  (14-6-3 ... 16-5-1 ... 11-6-4 ... 3-2-0)
(36) .. 43-21-4  (.662) ..... UTEP  (13-7-2 ... 13-7-1 ... 13-6-1 ... 4-1-0)
........ 43-22-3  (.654) ..... Furman  (16-6-1 ... 14-6-2 ... 10-8-0 ... 3-2-0)

(37) .. 42-15-16  (.685) ... Virginia  (13-4-6 ... 15-5-3 ... 10-6-6 ... 4-0-1)
 
....... 42-16-14  (.681) ... LSU  (12-5-7 ... 14-4-2 ... 15-4-5 ... 1-3-0)

........ 42-17-13  (.674) ... Texas  (16-4-5 ... 13-4-4 ... 9-9-3 ... 4-0-31)
........ 42-22-8  (.639) ..... Missouri  (13-8-1 ... 16-5-2 ... 13-6-3 ... 0-3-2)
........ 42-23-6  (.634) ..... Boston Univ.  (11-7-3 ... 15-6-1 ... 14-6-2 ... 2-4-0)

(all records above include games played through Sept. 6, 2010)

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