Women's Soccer: WVU Earns Final Ranking
- By Tim Goodenow
- December 08, 2010 10:12 AM
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The West Virginia women’s soccer team capped its record-breaking season with a pair of top 15 national rankings. The Mountaineers finished with a ranking of No. 13 in the final National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) poll and was tabbed No. 14 by TopDrawerSoccer.
West Virginia, which played five teams in the NSCAA’s final top 25, also earned a final NCAA RPI of No. 12 released yesterday. The Ratings Percentage Index (RPI) is a mathematical formula designed to objectively compare results and strength of schedule. WVU played five teams in RPI top 15 and nine teams in the top 50.
“I’m really proud of the hard work and development made by our ladies this season against some of the best teams in the country,” says coach Nikki Izzo-Brown. “We made great strides throughout the season, kept our focus and brought home a BIG EAST championship.”
The Mountaineers had their school record 14-match win streak end in the NCAA “Sweet 16” against College Cup participant Boston College, giving WVU a final record of 18-5-1. The 18 victories tie the 2002 and 2007 teams for most wins in program history.
Women’s soccer also won the 2010 BIG EAST Championship, becoming the first WVU program to win multiple BIG EAST tournament titles.