Hello American Athletic Conference: We Are Memphis Women's Soccer

July 9, 2013

Hello American Athletic Conference, We Are Memphis:

On July 1, the University of Memphis officially became a member of the American Athletic Conference. Beginning July 8, GoTigersGo.com brings a daily introduction of each sport at the University of Memphis to the American Athletic Conference. The sport schedule is below with links to previous featured programs. 

FB - July 8

VB - July 11 Rifle - July 16 MBB - July 19 SB - July 24

WSoc - July 9

MSoc - July 12 WBB - July 17 WTen - July 22 MTen - July 25

MGolf - July 10

WGolf - July 15 T&F - July 18 BSB - July 23 University - July 26

NCAA Tournament Appearances

Memphis has appeared in the NCAA Tournament five times, including serving as host for first and second/third rounds at Mike Rose Soccer Complex in 2011
Memphis won its fifth-straight conference championship in 2011 at Mike Rose Soccer Complex

NSCAA All-Americans

Ashley Berra (2009), Vendula Strnadova (2010), Christabel Oduro (2011),  Lizzy Simonin (2011) and Elise Kuhar-Pitters (2011) earned All-America honors from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).
Ashley Berra was the first player to earn All-America honors 

Conference Championships

Memphis Women's Soccer claimed conference championships in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011
Memphis won its fifth-straight conference championship in 2011 at Mike Rose Soccer Complex

Conference Player of the Year Accolades

Memphis has seen nine student-athletes earn conference player of the year honors. Christabel Oduro is a two-time Conference USA Offensive Player of the Year (2011/2012) while Ashley Berra (2009), Vendula Strnadova (2008) and Shoko Mikami (2005) have also earned that distinction. Memphis was home to the Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year for three-straight seasons with Lizzy Simonin (2010/2011) and Kelsey Bakker (2009) taking the honors. Vendula Strnadova was a two-time Conference USA Midfielder of the Year (2008/2010).
Two-time Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year Lizzy Simonin won the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award in 2011

Undefeated Regular Season (2011)

Memphis was unbeaten in the regular season, climbining as high as No. 3 in the top-25 polls. 
Memphis drew record crowds on three different occasions during the 2011 season. 

Wins Since 2007

Memphis has an outstanding mark of 95-29-8 since the 2007 season. 
The infographic above compares Memphis' 95 wins in the last six seasons with win totals of the other American Athletic Conference programs

Looking For Program Win No. 200

Memphis fielded its first team in 1995 and the 2013 campaign will be the 19th. Memphis is 191-154-20.
The home field for Memphis Women's Soccer is Mike Rose Soccer Complex



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