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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  •  The Sun Devils set a single-season record with 15 players named to the 2015 Pac-12 All-Academic Teams, followed by a 13-player honor list in 2016. With the 11 players earning the honor this season, ASU has now had 10 players earn conference academic recognition each of the last 11 seasons.
  • Since 2007 the Sun Devil soccer program leads the conference in the number of first-team awards (26) and the number of first- and second-team awards (42).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Success On and Off the Field

  • 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.
  • The Sun Devil soccer program continues to boast one of the top academic records in the country. ASU’s had two players earn Pac-12 Second-Team All-Academic honors in 2014: Cali Farquharson (3.67 GPA in Biological Sciences) and Whitney Kanavel (3.74 in Psychology). The Sun Devils also had eight players earn honorable mention recognition: seniors Jessica Domenichelli (second time) and Chandler Morris (second time); juniors Tommi Goodman (second time), Rachel Ometer (first time), Mackenize Semerad (first time), and Sara Tosti (second time), redshirt sophomore Alyssa Martinez (second time) and sophomore Mckenzie Grossman (first time).
  • In 2013 the Sun Devils had two players earn Academic All-America honors (Jasmine Roth and Kaitlyn Pavlovich), had four first-team members on the Pac-12’s All-Academic Team (the most of any team in the conference) and had the recipient of the 2013 Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year (Jasmine Roth).
Soccer Team Holding Hands

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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. Under head coach Kevin Boyd, the Sun Devils are 22-7-2 in non-conference regular season games. Only three non-conference foes have scored more than one goal in those 31 games.

"I think we play an exciting, high-quality brand of soccer, which fans and families enjoy coming out to watch," said Boyd. "The support of our fans has played a big role in our success at home during my time here."

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.

Special Trips and Tours

Tradition

Despite being a relatively young program (1996 was Sun Devil Soccer’s first season), which plays in arguably the best soccer conference in the country, the Pac-12, Sun Devil Soccer has made a name for itself with its on-field success.

The program has advanced to the NCAA Tournament seven times with four of those appearances coming in the last six seasons under current head coach Kevin Boyd.

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.