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  • The Sun Devils have qualified for the NCAA Tournament seven times including a 2014 run that saw ASU reach the second round of the tournament for the first time since 2003.

  • ASU’s 12 wins in 2014 were its most since 2003.

  • ASU’s nine-game unbeaten streak (7-0-2) during the 2014 season was its longest such streak since 2000. The unbeaten streak included a 1-0 win over then-No. 6 Texas A&M (Sept. 7) and a 1-1 tie vs. then-No. 1 UCLA (Sept. 26). Prior to their tie with UCLA, the Sun Devils had won six straight games, which was their longest winning streak since 2002. ASU’s 8-1-3 record after 12 games tied its second-best record after 12 games in program history. Only the 2000 squad, which started the season 11-1, had a better record after 12 games.

  • ASU 2-0 win over USC in 2014 was its first win against the Trojans in Los Angeles since 1997.

  • In 2014 ASU’s GAA of 1.05 was its lowest since 2007 while its average of 1.86 goals per game was its highest since 2003 (1.90).

  • Keeper Nikki Panas recorded 81 saves during the 2017 season, a mark that ranked seventh in ASU history.

  • Senior Madison Stark became the ninth Sun Devil soccer player to earn Academic All America Honors from the College Sports Information Directors of America, CoSIDA, with her Third Team honor in 2017.

 

  • Since 2010, ASU has had 33 student-athletes earn Academic All America honors, including three Sun Devil Soccer players. Jasmine Roth (second team) and Kaitlyn Pavlovich (third team) where the last two members to earn the honors following the 2013 season, with Kyleyn Felts (2006-07) representing the last First Team honoree from Sun Devil soccer.

  • Eleven Arizona State University women's soccer student-athletes were recognized by the Pac-12 for their work in the classroom following the 2017 season, earning a spot on the Pac-12 Academic All-Conference teams.
  • Farquharson joined Sun Devil Hall of Famer Stacey Tullock as the only other Sun Devil to record a double-digit goal total three straight seasons (2012-14).

  • With 44 career goals, Cali Farquharson (2012-15) ranks second place on ASU’s all-time list. Farquharson is also second on ASU’s all-time list in both points (102) and game-winning goals with 12.

  • ASU GK Chandler Morris (2012-15) finished her career atop ASU’s career shutouts list with 25.0. Her mark surpassed Erin Reinke 22 career shutouts, a record that was set during the 2000 season. 

  • Farquharson was named to the 2014 Women’s University Scholar All-America Second Team by the NSCAA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Success On and Off the Field

  • The Sun Devil soccer program continues to boast one of the top academic records in the country. ASU’s had 11 players earn Pac-12 Academic honors with senior defender Madison Stark (4.00 GPA – Journalism and Mass Communication) and senior forward Jessica Raybe (3.94 GPA Nutrition & Health Living minor /Exercise & Wellness) leading the way with first-team recognition. Junior forward Natalie Stephens (3.85 GPA – Supply Chain Management) earned second-team recognition while eight players earn honorable mention recognition. Seniors Taylor Coon and Madison Kmetko both earned their third Pac-12 academic honor with their honorable mention nod in 2017, while Melinda Gutierrez, Adriana Orozco and Kylie Miniefield claimed their second-straight honorable mention honor. Rounding out ASU's honorees were Christina Edwards, Madison Wolf and Hailey Zerbel.

  • ASU finished the 2014 season with an overall record of 12-6-4, its most wins since 2003, and made it to the second round of NCAAs for the first time since 2003.
  • Senior Madison Stark became the ninth Sun Devil soccer player to earn Academic All-America Honors from the College Sports Information Directors of America, CoSIDA, with her Third Team honor following the 2017 season. Since 2010, ASU has had 33 student-athletes earn Academic All-America honors, including three Sun Devil Soccer players. Jasmine Roth (second team) and Kaitlyn Pavlovich (third team) where the last two members to earn the honors following the 2013 season, with Kyleyn Felts (2006-07) representing the last First Team honoree from Sun Devil soccer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Game Day Experience

 

Big crowds, fun times and excitement are common themes on Game Day at Sun Devil Soccer Stadium. The ‘home field advantage’ has played a big part in Sun Devil Soccer’s success in recent years.

In 2014, the Sun Devils set the single-game school record for attendance when 2,067 fans came out to show their support for the team in a 4-2 win over Northern Arizona in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

At the end of every home game, fans get the opportunity to interact with the team during the post-game autograph session.

Every October the program hosts an annual ‘Pink Out’ game in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Tradition

Despite being a relatively young program (1996 was Sun Devil Soccer’s first season), which plays in the best soccer conference in the country, Sun Devil Soccer has made a name for itself with its on-field success.

The program has advanced to the NCAA Tournament seven times and recorded its highest conference finish in 2013, finishing in second place in the Pac-12 standings.

 

Helping ignite ASU’s current run of success were defender Liz Harkin (2006-09), forward Karin Volpe (2007-10) and midfielder Alexandra Elston (2007-10).

Volple (28 goals – sixth all-time) and Elston (18 goals – 11th all-time) combined for 46 goals in four years. Included among those 46 goals were 21 game-winning goals (Volpe 13/second all-time and Elston 8/sixth all-time).

Along with LePeilbet, Harkin is one of program’s all-time top defenders. A starter in 78 of 79 career games, Harkin was named first-team All-Pac-10 in 2008 and 2009. She earned a spot on the USA’s U-20 National Team, which won a gold medal at the 2008 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup. At the conclusion of her career, Harkin was awarded the 2009-10 Pacific-10 Tom Hansen Conference Medal of Honor, given annually to each member institution’s outstanding senior male and senior female student-athlete based on the exhibition of the greatest combination of performance and achievement in scholarship, athletics and leadership.