Senior Salute (FSU posts 70th win spanning past four seasons; updated thru 11/14 games)

This update includes the first-round NCAA Tournament games played on Nov. 12-13, involving most of the teams on this list, plus today's Stanford win over BYU in the second round. Florida State on Friday registered its 70th victory (4-1 vs. Southeastern Louisiana) spanning the past four seasons, joining only six other programs that have accumulated 70-plus wins from 2006-09.


The USC seniors (along with those from Milwaukee and Memphis) all ended one win shy of 60 for their career (USC went 0-1-3 in its final four games.). The North Carolina (89-94) and Notre Dame (88-10-4) senior classes moved closer to the rare 90-career wins milestone, while Stanford's win today temporarily has the Cardinal seniors (74-11-8) tied with Portland (74-11-3) in fourth place on the below list.


Florida State has only three seniors on its current roster – that's a scary thought for opposing teams, looking ahead to 2010 – and only one of those players, starting defensive midfielder Becky Edwards, has played for the Seminoles in each of the past four seasons. Midfielder Lauren Switzer spent her first season ('06) at UCLA while goalkeeper Kimmy Diaz did not see any game action in 2007 (she has one year of college eligibility remaining).


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(from left) Florida State defensive midfielder Becky Edwards, goalkeeper Kimmy Diaz and midfielder Lauren Switzer were honored on Oct. 25, during FSU's Senior Day ceremony (photo courtesy of FSU/Larry Novey).



CLICK HERE for a recent Q&A tribute piece on the FSU seniors, courtesy of www.seminoles.com.

Following are capsule bio. updates on the FSU seniors:


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BECKY EDWARDS (Downington, Pa.) – Team captain who has started all 22 games this season while ranking third on team with 17 points (5G-7A; 1GWG-2 GWA) ... has appeared in 92 of FSU's 98 games during the past four season, with 86 starts and 38 career points (2 GWG-8 GWA; 2 GWG-8 GWA) ... named to all-Atlantic Coast Conference team twice in her career (1st team in '09; 2nd team in '08), also an ACC all-tournament pick in '09 ... currently under consideration for CoSIDA Academic All-America honors (3.77 cumulative GPA, as marketing major) ... posted hat trick in '09 opener vs. Jacksonville ... assisted on GWG vs. 9th-ranked Maryland and opened scoring vs. #2 UNC (3-2 OT win) ... earned first team All-America honors as a junior defender in 2008 (1G-1A, 17 GP/12 GS) ... started for U.S. team that won gold medal at 2008 Under-20 World Championship in Chile ... helped FSU allow only 15 goals in '08 ... started all 27 games in '07 (3G-3A; played 2,105 consecutive minutes) ... key member of FSU's NCAA runne-up squad in 2007 ... an ACC all-freshman team selection in 2006 (1G-8A; 25 GS) ... scored GWG in 2006 NCAA quarterfinal vs. Clemson ... assisted on go-ahead goal vs. UNC in '06 ACC final ... product of the West Chester (Pa.) Predators club program ... youth All-American while playing at Downington West HS ... her older brother Adam played soccer at Bucknell ('01-'05).


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LAUREN SWITZER (St. Charles, Ill.) –  Has appeared in 22 games this season (6 GS), with 10 points (1G-8A) ... half of her assists (4) have set up gamewinning goals ... played at UCLA in 2006 before transfer to FSU, with her career stats including 90 games played, 27 starts and 40 points (9G-22A; 1 GWG-5 GWA) ... had 1G-2A as starter vs. UAB earlier thos season (8-0) ... assisted on OT gamewinner vs. #2 UNC (3-2), with corner kick to far post that led to Ella Stephan's winning header ... led team with nine assists in 2008 (also 5G; 23 GP/4 GS) ... had 1G-2A in '08 win over UCF ... appeared in 24 games as a sophomore in 2007 (4 GS; 2G-1A) ... scored twice in '07 ACC semifinal vs. Wake Forest (5-2) ... played in 21 games for UCLA as a freshman in '06 (13 GS; 1G-4A) ... has played for various U.S. youth national teams ... member of two Chicago-based Eclipse Select club teams that won USYSA national titles in 1004 and '05. ... a two-time youth/prep All-American while playing at St. Charles HS.


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KIMMY DIAZ (Boca Raton, Fla.) – Has appeared in 13 career games with Seminoles (6 in '09) as backup goalkeeper (7 SV/1 GA) ... did not see any game action during her second season ('07) ... backed up 6th-year senior Ali Mims in 2006 ... played for Florida Renegades club team that was a national finalist in 2004 ... also a start player at West Boca HS.



The teams listed below include 16 of the 31 teams still alive in the 2009 NCAAs: UNC, ND, UCLA, Portland, Stanford, FSU, A&M, Florida, Penn St., Oklahoma St., UCF, West Virginia, Wake Forest, BC, South Carolina and Georgia.

 

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 for direct URL). 


Current Four-Year Records in D-I Women's Soccer (top senior classes; '06-'09)
(research compiled by CollegeSoccer360.com; yearly records are 2006...'07...'08...'09)

(1) ... 89-9-4  (.892) ... North Carolina  (27-1-0...19-4-1 ... 25-1-2 ... 18-3-1)
(2) ... 88-10-4  (.882) ... Notre Dame  (25-1-1 ... 19-5-2 ... 26-1-0 ... 18-3-1)
(3) ... 81-9-5  (.879) ... UCLA  (21-4-0 ... 20-2-2 ... 22-1-2 ... 18-2-1)


(4) ... 74-11-3  (.858) ... Portland  (17-4-3 ... 18-4-0 ... 20-2-0 ... 19-1-0)
(5) ... 74-11-8  (.839) ... Stanford  (15-6-2 ... 15-3-5 ... 22-2-1 ... 22-0-0)
(6) ... 70-17-11  (.770) ... Florida State  (18-4-4 ... 18-6-3 ... 17-3-3 ... 17-4-1)


(7) ... 68-21-6  (.747) ... Texas A&M  (17-6-1 ... 18-4-2 ... 18-5-1 ... 15-6-2)
(8) ... 67-17-9  (.769) ... Denver  (19-3-1 ... 12-5-5 ... 19-3-2 ... 17-6-1)
(9) ... 66-17-8  (.769) ... BYU  (13-3-4 ... 17-4-2 ... 18-6-0 ... 18-4-2)
....... 66-20-11  (.737) ... Florida  (14-6-5 ... 17-5-3 ... 19-4-1 ... 16-5-2)

(11) ... 65-22-7  (.729) ... Penn State  (18-5-3 ... 18-4-2 ... 16-8-0 ... 13-5-2)
(12) ... 64-16-10  (.767) ... Navy  (21-2-1 ... 14-5-4 ... 15-4-3 ... 14-5-2)
......... 64-17-11  (.755) ... Oklahoma State  (17-3-3 ... 14-6-3 ... 18-1-4 ... 15-7-1)
(14) ... 63-17-6  (.767) ... Charlotte  (13-5-2 ... 16-5-1 ... 18-4-1 ... 16-3-2)

(15) ... 59-17-11  (.741) ... Milwaukee  (16-4-2 ... 13-4-4 ... 18-3-2 ... 12-6-3)
......... 59-19-12  (.722) ... USC  (11-5-5 ... 20-3-2 ... 16-5-2 ... 12-6-3)
......... 59-22-6  (.713) ... Memphis   (11-6-3 ... 17-4-1 ... 15-5-2 ... 16-7-0)

(18) ... 58-20-7  (.724) ... William & Mary  (16-1-4 ... 15-5-2 ... 15-7-1 ... 12-7-0)
......... 58-21-12  (.703) ... Purdue  (14-6-3 ... 20-2-3 ... 12-7-3 ... 12-6-3)
......... 58-24-6  (.693) ... UNC Greensboro  (13-8-2 ... 16-5-1 ... 16-4-3 ... 13-7-0)

(21) ... 57-20-10 (.713) ... Central Florida  (11-6-2 ... 15-4-4 ... 14-6-3 ... 17-4-1)
......... 57-24-5  (.692) ... North Texas  (15-5-2 ... 15-8-0 ... 15-4-1 ... 12-7-2)

(23) .. 56-18-17  (.709) ... West Virginia  (14-4-3 ... 18-5-2 ... 14-3-6 ... 10-6-6)
......... 56-21-15  (.690) ... Texas  (18-4-3 ... 16-4-5 ... 13-4-4 ... 9-9-3)
......... 56-26-6  (.671) ... Wake Forest  (16-6-1 ... 13-7-3 ... 13-8-0 ... 14-5-2)

(26) ... 55-18-8  (.728) ... Monmouth  (14-4-2 ... 12-5-4 ... 14-4-1 ... 15-5-1)

(27) ... 54-17-9  (.731) ... Western Kentucky  (11-8-0 ... 14-3-3 ... 15-2-4 ... 14-4-2)
......... 54-21-10  (.694) ... Boston College  (12-7-3 ... 11-5-4 ... 15-6-2 ... 16-3-1)
......... 54-22-14  (.678) .... South Carolina  (11-6-5 ... 14-6-3 ... 11-7-4 ... 18-3-2)
......... 54-26-4  (.666) ... UTEP  (15-6-0 ... 13-7-2 ... 13-7-1 ... 13-6-1)
......... 54-29-4  (.644) ... Georgia  (10-9-0 ... 18-4-2 ... 11-11-1 ... 15-5-1)

(32) ... 53-24-9  (.669) ... Boston Univ.  (13-5-3 ... 11-7-3 ... 15-6-1 ... 14-6-2)

(all records above include games played through Nov. 14, 2009)

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