UPDATE, November 11: While the women's soccer team didn't go to the CCAA conference championship, it did receive a bid to the NCAA Division II Tournament. The team will travel to UC Davis Wednesday, Nov. 13, for a first-round game.
November 5, 2002
Women's soccer is ranked 21st in the nation in NCAA Division II in the final 2002 regular season NSCA/adidas poll, which was released Monday afternoon. The Gators finished the season with twelve wins, four losses and four ties.
Under the direction of head coach Jack Hyde, who just finished his 23rd year at SFSU, the lady Gators finished the season with five straight wins and vaulted into the top 25 for the first time this year.
The last time the team appeared in the poll was on Oct. 22, 2001, where it was ranked 27.
Women's soccer just missed receiving a bid to the 2002 California Collegiate Athletic Association conference championships this weekend. The Gators finished the conference season at 8-4-2 and tied UC Davis for the North Division Title, the first in school history. However, UC Davis advanced to the championship by virtue of a tie-break procedure.
Freshman midfielder Maya Patrick (above right) led the team in scoring with seven goals; Sophomore defender Jenae Kee (left) led the team in assists with eleven. Both finished the season with 21 points.
The Gators also benefited from strong goalkeeper play by senior Kelly Hoover, who finished the season with a 0.96 goals against average. Hoover (right) recorded 68 saves and a school record 7.3 shutouts this season.
Women's soccer finished with a winning season for the fourth year in a row.
For more, see the Athletics department press release.
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