Nov. 25, 2009
The Washington State University women's soccer program tied the school record for wins with 14 in 2009 and the Cougars advanced to the second round of the NCAA Championship.
It is the first time WSU soccer has played in back-to-back NCAA Championships and equals the furthest the Cougars have advanced in the tournament.
WSU averaged nearly 700 fans per home match, a school record, had five student-athletes earn All-Pacific-10 Conference accolades and 11 receive Pac-10 All-Academic honors.
"As a program, staff and on behalf of all our student-athletes we wanted to say 'Thank you' for all your support this fall," Cougar Head Coach Matt Potter said. "Whether family, friends, alumni, support from near and far, it has been a memorable season. I would also like to acknowledge all those behind the scenes in our department for all their efforts in support of our team. Together you are all responsible for what makes Washington State special.
"In our 20th Anniversary season we set ourselves some lofty expectations and although we lost in the second round of the NCAA tournament we have a lot to be proud of. It speaks to how far our program has come when we are disappointed not to be in the sweet sixteen of the NCAA tournament. I am very proud of our record setting student-athletes and their accomplishments. We will miss our seniors terribly. Now we have much to live up to in Cougar soccer and the future looks bright!"