Section I – CS360 NCAA Women's Soccer History Notebook (11/28/12) ...

College Soccer 360 presents …
2012 Division I Women's Soccer
NCAA Tournament History Notebook (Update #3)
(Nov. 28, 2012)  ** SECTION 1 **

By Pete LaFleur (editor@collegesoccer360.com)
note: all research contained below is courtesy of CollegeSoccer360.com 
(please credit accordingly when reprinting or referencing this data) ... 
this historical information will be updated several times throughout the 2012 NCAAs


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SECTIONS 1-7 – All of the below sections, in sequential scrolling order (one large file)
SECTION 1
 – Top teams of the century and during the past four seasons (winningest senior classes) & more
SECTION 2 – Winningest teams in NCAA Tournament history, etc.
SECTION 3 – NCAA College Cup Final Weekend History & Notes (can be skipped over at present)
SECTION 4 – NCAA Tournament Quarterfinal History & Notes
SECTION 5 – NCAA Tournament Seeding History & Misc. Notes
SECTION 6 – NCAA Tournament Round-of-16 History & Notes
SECTION 7 – NCAA Tournament Qualification & Early Rounds


SECTION 1 – TOP TEAMS of the CENTURY
& PAST FOUR SEASONS


Winningest Division I Programs of the Century (2000-12)
(records listed are 2000 ... 2001, etc., as of 11/28/12; prior to 2012 NCAA semifinals)

275-30-18 – *NORTH CAROLINA  (.879; 21.2 wins per season)
21-3-0 ... 24-1-0 ... 21-2-4 ... 27-0-0 ... 20-1-2 ... 23-1-1 ... 27-1-0 ... 19-4-1 ... 25-1-2 ... 23-3-1 ... 19-3-2 ... 13-5-2 … 13-5-3  

268-45-15 – NOTRE DAME  (.840; 20.6 wins per season) 
23-1-1 ...17-2-1 ... 13-8-0 ... 20-3-1 ... 25-1-1 ... 22-3-0 ... 25-1-1 ... 19-5-2 ... 26-1-0 ... 21-4-1 ... 21-2-2 ... 10-8-3 … 15-6-2  

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248-44-20 – UCLA  (.827; 19.1 wins per season)
19-4-1 ... 20-3-0 ... 18-4-0 ... 20-2-3 ... 18-7-0 ... 22-2-2 ... 
21-4-0 ... 20-2-2 ... 22-1-2 ... 21-3-1 ... 13-8-2 ... 16-1-5 … 18-3-2  

240-56-19 – *PENN STATE  (.792; 18.5 wins per season)
22-3-1 ... 21-4-1 ... 19-3-1 ... 19-3-3 ...19-3-1 ... 23-0-2 …
18-5-3 ... 18-4-2 ... 16-8-0 ... 13-6-2 ... 11-9-1 ... 21-5-0 …  20-3-2

230-47-20 – PORTLAND  (.808; 17.7 wins per season)
18-4-1 ... 19-4-0 ... 18-4-3 ... 18-3-2 ... 19-4-0 ... 23-0-2 ...
17-4-3 ... 18-4-0 ... 20-2-0 ... 21-2-0 ... 19-1-2 ... 9-10-2 … 11-5-5

(note – this list to be expanded after the 2012 season to include more teams, some listed below)


NITTANY LIONS #4 – Recent Penn State player Emma Thompson 
and her 2011 teammates helped push the Penn State program (now 240 wins, from 2000-12) ahead of Portland (now 230) during the 2011 season, into the #4 spot among D-I women's soccer's winningest programs of the 21st century.

Note: All of the five teams listed above advanced to the 2012 NCAA second round (Portland lost; other four were in quarterfinals, where ND & UCLA lost).

Other programs of note ...   
(century win pct., 2000-12; not necessarily national rank … * – 2012 NCAA semifinal team):

227-48-23 – *STANFORD  (.800; 17.5 wins per season)
14-6-1 ... 15-4-2 ... 21-2-0 ... 10-9-2 ... 13-6-3 ... 10-7-3 ... 15-6-2 ... 15-3-5 ... 22-2-1 ... 25-1-0 ... 23-1-2 ... 23-0-1 … 21-1-1

222-70-20 – TEXAS A&M  (.744; 17.1 wins per season)  
18-7-0 ... 17-4-1 ... 20-5-1 ... 13-6-3 ... 18-6-0 ... 18-4-2 ... 17-6-1 ... 18-4-2 ... 18-5-1 ... 15-7-3 ... 15-5-3 ... 16-6-2 … 19-5-1

217-73-24 – *FLORIDA STATE  (.729; 16.7 wins per season)
14-8-2 ... 15-8-1 ... 13-7-3 ... 17-8-1 ... 12-5-3 ... 20-4-1 ... 18-4-4 ... 18-6-3 ... 17-3-3 ... 19-5-1 ... 16-6-1 ... 18-6-1 … 20-3-0

216-72-24 – FLORIDA  (.731;  16.6 wins per season)  
16-8-0 ... 21-4-1 ... 10-10-2 ...19-4-2 ... 16-4-3 ... 13-6-1 ... 14-6-5 ... 17-5-3 ... 19-4-1 ... 16-6-2 ... 19-2-3 ... 17-8-0 … 19-5-1  

191-70-35 – SANTA CLARA  (.704; 14.7 wins per season)
16-7-1 ... 23-2-0 ... 20-5-1 ... 14-4-6 ... 18-5-2 ... 17-5-2 ... 15-5-1 ... 12-6-3 ... 4-11-3 ... 14-7-2 ... 13-7-2 ... 
13-2-6 … 12-4-6


Most 20-Win Seasons Since 2001 (12 seasons; 2001-12; as of 11/28/12)

8 – North Carolina  (all but 2007, '10, '11 and '12)

7 – UCLA  (all but 2002, '04, '10, '11 and '12)

7 – Notre Dame  (2003-06, 2008-10)

6 – Portland  (2001-02, 2004-05, 2008-09)

6 – Stanford  (2002, 2008-12)


Winningest Programs of the 1990s 

North Carolina ... 216-7-3  (.962 ... 21.6 wins per season)

Notre Dame ... 196-27-11  (.861 ... 19.6 wins per season)


Current Four-Year Records in Division I Women's Soccer (top senior classes; 2009-12)
(as of 11/23/12 games; research compiled by CollegeSoccer360.com; 2009 … '10 ... '11 ... '12)
players listed indicate those who have played their entire careers for the respective school

all research courtesy of CollegeSoccer360.com (please credit accordingly)
(teams in italics are not in 2012 NCAA semifinals)

(1) .... 94-3-4  (.951) ….... STANFORD  (25-1-0 ... 23-1-2 ... 25-0-1 … 21-1-1)
(4th-Year Players: F-Marjani Hing-Glover; M-Mariah Nogueira; D/F-Courtney Verloo; D/M-Nina Watkins;
D-Rachel Quon, Alina Garciamendez & Madeleine Thompson; G-Lindsay Dickerson & Aly Gleason)

(2) …. 73-21-3  (.768) ..... FLORIDA STATE  (19-5-1 ... 16-6-1 ... 18-7-1 …. 20-3-0)
(4th/5th-Year Players: F-Tiffany McCarty & Jessica Price; D-Ines Jaurena, Casey Short & Tiana Brockway; 
G-Kelsey Wys)

(3) …. 71-21-6  (.755) ..... Florida  (16-6-2 ... 19-2-3 ... 17-8-0 … 19-5-1)
(4th/5th-Year Players: F-McKenzie Barney; M-Holly King & Erika Tymrak; D-Jo Dragotta & Kat. Williamson)

(4) …. 69-16-6  (.791) ….. Denver  (17-6-1 ... 19-2-1 ... 16-5-0 … 17-3-4)
(4th-Year Players: F-Kaitlin Bast & Katy Van Lieshout; M-Kalie Vaugn; G-Lara Campbell & Maria Khan)

(5) .... 68-12-9  (.815) ….. Dayton  (16-1-6 ... 19-3-1 ... 19-4-0 … 14-4-2)
(4th-Year Players: F-Colleen Williams ; M/F-Alexis Garcia ; D-Alysha Mallon ; G-Katherine Boone)

......... 68-15-9  (.788) ..... UCLA  (21-3-1 ... 13-8-2 ... 16-1-4 … 18-3-2)
(4th-Year Players: F-Zakiya Bywaters; M-Chelsea Cline; D-Lucretia Lee; G-Alana Munger)

......... 68-16-8  (.783) ….. NORTH CAROLINA  (23-3-1 ... 19-3-2 ... 13-5-2 … 13-5-3)       
(4th/5th/6th-Year Players: F-Alyssa Rich & Marina Nesic; M-Amber Brooks, Maria Lubrano, Barley Minton, Ranee Premji & Kristine Welsh-Loveman; D-Megan Brogman; G-Hannah Daly & Adelaide Gay)

...... 68-19-9  (.755) ..... Oklahoma State  (15-7-2 ... 20-4-2 ... 22-2-2 … 11-6-3)
(4th/5th-Year Players: F-Megan Marchesano; M-Alicia Gray; D-Bethany Fields & Carson Michalowski; 
G-Adriana "AD" Franch & Keely Kippenberger

......... 68-20-8  (.750) ..... Notre Dame  (21-4-1 ... 21-2-2 ... 10-8-3 … 16-6-2)
(4th-Year Players: M-Nicole Borner; D-Jazmin Hall)

(9) .... 67-16-9  (.777) ..... Marquette  (15-5-3 ... 16-5-3 ... 18-4-0 … 18-2-3)
(4th/5th-Year Players: F-Rachael Sloan; M/F-Lisa Philbin & Rachel Brown; 
M-Ashley Stemmeler & Sam Vicker; M/D-Ally Miller)

(11) .. 65-14-10  (.787) .. BYU  (18-4-2 ... 16-3-3 ... 11-5-3 … 20-2-2)
(4th/5th/6th--Year Players: F-Carlee Payne Holmoe & Amber Wadsworth; F/M-Jessica Ringwood; D-Stacy Batholomew Heap, Ashley Bazzarone, Cami Jensen, Lindsi Lisonbee Cutshall & Dana Oldroyd Cassock; G-Erica Owens)

......... 65-23-5  (.726) .... PENN STATE  (13-6-2 ... 11-9-1 ... 21-5-0 … 20-3-2)
(4th/5th-Year Players: F-Tani Costa; M-Maddy Evans & Christine Nairn; 
D/M-Bri Garcia & Jackie Molina; D-Lexi Marton; G-Kristin Hartmann)

......... 65-23-9  (.716) .... Texas A&M  (15-7-3 ... 15-5-3 ... 16-6-2 … 19-5-1)
(4th/5th-Year Players: F-Catalina Clavijo & Nora Skelton; M-Chelsea Jones & Beth West; 
D-Lyndsey Gnatzig & Mary Grace Schmidt)

(14) .. 63-20-5  (.744) .... Memphis   (16-7-0 ... 15-4-3 ... 22-1-1 … 10-8-1)
(4th-Year Players: F-Taylor Isenhower; D-Averi Hallman, Christie Kline & Bailey Pembroke)

.........  63-19-8  (.744) ... Central Michigan  (17-4-3 ... 16-5-1 ... 15-3-3 … 15-7-1)
(4th-Year Players: F-Samantha Brenz, Charlese McLemore & Laura Twidle; 
M-Autumn Hawkins & Ashley Mejia; M/D-Bailey Brandon; D-Katie Slaughter; G-Stefanie Turner)

(16) .. 62-20-12 (.723) ... Central Florida (UCF)  (17-5-1 ... 15-5-3 ... 13-5-6 … 17-5-2) 
(4th/5th-Year Players: F-Tishia Jewell & Nicolette Radovcic; M-Marleigh Howard & Andrea Rodrigues; 
D-Bianca Joswiak & Kristen Poulton)

(17) .. 61-21-4  (.733) .... Boston Univ.  (14-6-2 ... 16-6-0 ... 19-3-1 … 12-6-1)
(4th-Year Players: M-Brea Hewitt & Megan McGoldrick; D-Jessica Morrow) 

......... 61-24-12  (.691) .. Wake Forest  (16-6-2 ... 13-8-3 ... 18-4-4 … 14-6-3)
(4th-Year Players: F-Shareen Sutherland; M-Ally Berry, Marisa Park & Kristen Meier; 
D-Alisha Woodson & Jackie Logue)

(19) .. 60-21-11  (.712) .. Virginia  (10-6-6 ... 15-5-2 ... 17-5-2 … 18-5-1)
(4th-Year Players: F-Carolina Miller; F/M-Erica Hollenberg; M-Kate Norbo & Julia Roberts; 
D-Morgan Stith; D/F-Emily Carrollo; G-Carrie Wisman)

.......... 60-18-9  (.741) .... Portland  (21-2-0 ... 19-1-2 ... 9-10-2 … 11-5-5)
(4th-Year Players: D-Kendall Johnson & Taylor Brooke)

(21) .. 59-22-8  (.708) ..... Ohio State  (14-4-2 ... 17-5-2 ... 12-9-2 … 16-4-2)
(4th-Year Players: F-Tiffany Cameron; M/F-Kendyl Reed; D-Lauren Granberg & Aly Walker; 
G-Jessie Greenberg)

(22) .. 58-23-7  (.699) ... Georgetown  (12-6-2 ... 15-7-2 ... 15-6-0 … 16-4-3)
(4th-Year Players: DM-Christina O'Tousa; D-Claire Magliola; G-Hanna Monson)

......... 58-21-11  (.706) .. Maryland  (14-6-2 ... 18-2-3 ... 12-6-4 … 14-7-2)
(4th/5th-Year Players: F-Danielle Hubka; M-Domenica Hodak, Olivia Wagner & Becky Kaplan; 
D-Megan Gibbons)

......... 58-25-9  (.679) .... Boston College  (18-4-2 ... 17-7-1 ... 12-6-3 … 11-8-3)
(4th-Year Players: F-Victoria DiMartino; M-Maddie Payne, Kristen Mewis & Alicia Blose; D/M-Morgan Hiler)

(25) .. 57-27-10  (.660) .. South Carolina  (19-4-2 ... 15-6-4 ... 16-7-0 … 7-10-4)
(4th/5th-Year Players: F-Rae Wilson; D-Dani Henry; G-Alex Holland & Darien Vercillo)

(26) .. 56-27-11  (.654) .. Duke  (8-9-4 ... 11-8-4 ... 22-4-1 … 15-6-2)
(4th-Year Players: F-Kim DeCesare; F/M-Callie Simpkins; M-Nicole Lipp;
D-Maddy Haller, Libby Jandl & Erin Koballa; G-Tara Campbell)

.......... 56-22-11  (.691) .. West Virginia  (10-7-6 ... 18-5-1 ... 17-5-0 … 11-5-4)
(4th-Year Players: F-Nicolette DeLaurentis; M-Bri Rodriguez & Carolina Szwed; 
D-Bry McCarthy & Mallory Smith)

(28) .. 55-20-5  (.719) .... Stephen F. Austin  (10-8-2 ... 13-5-2 ... 15-3-1 … 17-4-0)
(4th-Year Players: F-Becky Johnson; M/F-Laura Sadler; M-Kylie Louw & Abby Susman; D-Breanne Vernon)

.......... 55-21-9  (.700) .... Navy  (14-5-2 ... 9-8-3 ... 13-6-3 … 19-2-1)
(4th-Year Players: M-Brittany Fruin & Fallon Puppolo; D-Kelsey Learned)

(30) .. 54-23-12  (.674) .. San Diego State  (15-4-5 ... 8-10-3 ... 10-7-3 … 20-2-1)
(4th/5th-Year Players: F/M-Sarah Halverson, Megan Jurardo; Kim Carcich, M-Maris Fraticelli;
D/M-Tiffany Hurst; D-Rachael McGlinchy; G-Megan Allaire)

......... 54-23-9  (.680) .... North Texas  (12-7-2 ... 12-7-2 ... 14-4-3 … 16-5-2)
(4th-Year Players: F-Michelle Young; M-Kara Brooks & Carly McDowell)

......... 54-24-7  (.676) .... Milwaukee  (12-6-3 ... 12-7-2 ... 19-3-0 … 11-8-2)
(4th/5th-Year Players: F-Sammy Vovos; M-Helen Steinhauser & Demi Price; G-Jamie Forbes)

.......... 54-26-5  (.665) ... Miami Ohio  (12-8-1 ... 13-7-2 ... 9-8-1 … 20-3-1)
(4th-Year Players: F/M Jess Kodiak and M Kelly Sullivan)

......... 54-23-8  (.682) .... Oregon State  (14-8-1 ... 16-4-1 ... 13-5-3 … 11-6-3)
(4th-Year Players: F-Chelsea Buckland; M-Lindsay Meiggs & Megan Miller; 
D-Kaie Gleffe, Justyne Freud & Milan Cabrera)

(35) .. 54-22-11  (.684) .. UC Irvine  (12-7-2 ... 19-3-2 ... 14-4-3 … 9-8-4)
(4th-Year Players: F/M-Mar Rodriguez & Dana Sanderlin; M-Devon Delarosa & Jackie Samis; 
G-Virginia Oroco)

(36) .. 53-18-15  (.703) ... Baylor  (8-6-5 ... 11-7-2 ... 15-4-3 … 18-1-5)
(4th/5th-Year Players: F-Dane Larsen; F/M-Michelle Hagen; M-Hanna Gilmore, Lisa Sliwinski; 
D-Carlie Davis; G-Caitlin Fennegan)

.......... 53-24-7  (.673) …. La Salle  (10-8-2 ... 11-9-2 ... 15-2-3 … 17-5-0)
(4th/5th-Year Players: F-Leigh Gray; M-Erin Brennan, Jourdan McVicker; D-Diana Allen, Amanda Komarnicki; G-Gabrielle Pakhtigian)

......... 53-22-5  (.694) .... William & Mar (12-7-0 ... 10-7-2 ... 17-3-2 … 14-5-1)
(4th-Year Players: F-Erin Liberatore; M/F-Jackie Blake-Hedges; M-Cortlyn Bristol, Mallory Schaffer 
& Katrina Smedley; M/D-Kiersten Harpe, Carson Scott & Annie Yu; G-Carla Manger)

......... 53-32-3  (.619) ….. Virginia Tech  (16-8-0 ... 10-10-1 ... 14-8-1 … 14-5-1)
(4th/5th-Year Players: F-Shannon Mayrose; M-Kelly Conheeney, Anne Lumpkin;
D-Julia Goldsworthy, Kelsey Mitchell, Erika Weidman & Amanda Gerhard)

(40) .. 52-20-16  (.682) ... Santa Clara  (14-7-2 ... 13-7-2 ... 13-2-6 … 12-4-6)
(4th-Year Players: M/F-Laura Matheson; M-Meleana Shim & Allie Vernon; D-Olivia Klei)

......... 52-26-3  (.660) ….. UNC Greensboro  (13-7-0 ... 19-2-1 ... 8-10-1 … 12-7-1)
(4th/5h-Year Players: F-Cat Barnekow & Jessi Gulledge; F/M-Lauren Hein; M-Katie Durst & Karin Sendel;
M/F-Nitang Jones; M/D-Christina Chai Chang; D/M-Stephanie Partenheimer; D-Tinna Bergthorsdottir)

(42) .. 51-21-7  (.690) ..... Southeastern Louisiana  (13-5-2 ... 15-3-3 ... 11-6-1 … 12-7-1)
(4th/5th-Year Players: F-Maiya Cooper & Kailey Mills; F/M-Lauren Sillans; M/F-Megan Miller; 
M-Karly Dagys, Kerry McWhirter & Dana Songe; M/D-Sam McNally; G-Lacey Bockhaus & Cassie Northrup)

(43) .. 50-20-12  (.683) ... Samford  (12-1-5 ... 13-6-3 ... 14-6-2 … 11-7-2)
(4th-Year Players: F-Kaley Blanton; D-Adrianne Mancino & Sabbath McKiernan-Allen)

......... 50-26-5  (.648) ..... Hofstra  (10-6-3 ... 19-3-0 ... 10-8-0 … 11-9-2)
(4th/5th-Year Players: D-Brooke Bendernagel & Amanda Heyde; M-Nicki Choffel; G-Kyle Schuster)

all research courtesy of CollegeSoccer360.com (please credit accordingly)

TOP ALL-TIME CLASSES – There have been 22 senior classes in Division I women's soccer history (16 for North Carolina; 4 from Notre Dame, plus the 2011 and 2012 Stanford seniors) that have helped their teams post more than 90 wins in their four-year careers. Stanford's 2012 seniors, led by a pair of 4th-year starters – center back Alina Garciamendez and right back Rachel Quon – own a .951 career win pct. (94-3-4) that ranks ninth on this list and they could finish with 96 total wins, which would rank 10th (if Stanford runs the table and wins the NCAA title with six more wins, the resulting .952 win pct. still would be 9th-best all-time). Stanford's 2011 senior class had a 95-4-4 career record (.914).

Two of the senior classes on this list met in the 2010 NCAA semifinals (North Carolina 92-9-4/.895; Notre Dame 91-10-4/.886; combined record 183-19-8/.891) ... one year earlier, those teams also met in Cary, N.C., during the 2008 College Cup final weekend (UNC's '08 seniors entered that game 93-7-4/.914 while ND's seniors were 92-9-3/.899 – for a combined senior-class record of 185-16-7/.906 entering that final) … two years earlier, the 2006 senior classes for UNC (97-3-3/.956 final record) and ND (92-8-3/.908) were wrapping up similarly impressive careers … the 2008 Tar Heels seniors became the 10th Division I class ever to total 94-plus career wins (along with nine previous UNC classes) … the 2009 UNC seniors also finished with 94 career wins. 

Most Wins By A Division I Women's Soccer Senior Class (1982-2012; 22 total – 16 UNC, 4 ND, 2 Stanford)
102-3-1 (.967) – North Carolina's 1998 seniors (1995-98; NCAA camps in 1996, 1997)
102-3-2 (.963) – North Carolina's 1997 seniors (1994-97; NCAA champs in 1994, 1996, 1997)

101-4-1 (.958) – North Carolina's 1999 seniors (1996-99; NCAA champs in 1996, '97, '99)

98-2-1 (.975) – North Carolina's '95 seniors (1992-95; NCAA champs in 1992, '93, '94)
98-3-1 (.966) – North Carolina's '96 seniors (1993-96; NCAA champs in 1993, '94, '96)

97-1-1 (.985) – UNC's 1994 seniors (1991-94; NCAA champs in 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994)
97-3-3 (.956) – North Carolina's 2006 seniors (2003-06; NCAA champs in 2003, 2006)
97-6-1 (.938) – North Carolina's 2000 seniors (1997-2000; NCAA champs in 1997, '99, 2000)

95-4-4 (.942) – Stanford's 2011 seniors (2008-11; NCAA champs in 2011)

94-3-4 (.951) – STANFORD's 2012 seniors (2009-12; NCAA champs in 2011; TBA in 2012)
94-7-0 (.931) – North Carolina's 2001 seniors (1998-2001; NCAA champs in 1999, 2000)
94-7-4 (.914) – North Carolina's 2008 seniors (2005-08; NCAA champs in 2006, 2008)
94-9-4 (.897) – North Carolina's '09 seniors (2006-09; NCAA champs in 2006, 2008, 2009)

93-1-2 (.979) – UNC's 1992 seniors (1989-92; NCAA champs in 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992)
93-6-4 (.922) – North Carolina's 2003 seniors (2000-2003; NCAA champs in 2000, 2003)

92-1-1 (.984) – UNC's 1993 seniors (1990-93; NCAA champs in 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993)
92-4-6 (.931) – North Carolina's 2004 seniors (2001-04; NCAA champs in 2003)
92-8-3 (.908) – Notre Dame's 2006 seniors (2003-06; NCAA champs in 2004)
92-10-3 (.898) – Notre Dame's 2008 seniors (2005-08)

91-4-7 (.927) – North Carolina's 2005 seniors (2002-05; NCAA champs in 2003)
91-6-4 (.921) – Notre Dame's 1997 seniors (1994-97; NCAA champs in 1995)
91-11-4 (.877) – Notre Dame's 2009 seniors (2006-09)

Notes: UNC's 2009 seniors (92-9-4 career record) and ND's seniors (91-10-4) had a combined record of 183-19-8 (.891) when they met in the '09 NCAA semifinals ... UNC's and ND's 2006 senior classes met in the NCAA final (combined 188-10-6 career record/.936 win pct. entering that game) and again in the '08 title game (combined senior-class record of 185-16-7/.906 entering that final) ... UNC and ND's seniors did not face each other in the 1997 NCAAs (ND lost to UConn in the semifinals).

Senior classes that have played in four College Cup final weekends (27 classes)

• UNC (seniors in 1985 through 2003; 19 total classes)

• UCLA  (seniors in 2006, 2007, 2008 and '09; 4 total classes)

• Notre Dame  (seniors in 1997 and 2009; 2 total classes)

• Stanford's (seniors in 2011 and 2012)

• Santa Clara's 1999 seniors

Notes: The Pac-12 is the only conference with two programs on this list. There have been only five semifinal fields – 1986 (UNC & UMass), 1987 (UNC & UMass), 1997 (UNC & ND), 1999 (UNC & SCU) and 2009 (UCLA & ND) – that featured multiple teams each led by a senior class that had advanced to the College Cup final weekend all four seasons in their respective careers (prior to 2009, it had been 10 years since this previously happened) ... three of the four schools with multiple senior classes on this list (UNC-ND-UCLA) all competed in the 2009 NCAA semifinals … Stanford's 2012 seniors have the chance to join this list (the Cardinal lost to UNC in the 2009 NCAA final and Notre Dame in the 2010 title game, before being Duke to win the 2011 NCAA championship).


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SUPER SENIORS ... 
Stanford's 2011 veterans (from left) Teresa Noyola, Camille Levin, Kristy Zurmuhlen and Lindsay Taylor rank among the winningest senior classes in Division I women's soccer history (95-4-4/.941) … they were 75-1-4/.963 in the regular season; NCAA semifinalist in 2008, runner-up in '09 and '10, and 2012 champion.


Notes: The run to the 2011 NCAA title resulted in Stanford's 2011 senior class finishing with the 9th-most career wins (95-4-4) in the 30-year D-I women's soccer history (2012 is 31st season) ... among the 22 seniors classes that now have totaled more than 90 career wins, the 2011 Stanford seniors own the 11th-best win pct. (.941).


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