USF Women’s Soccer ranked number 21 in the last five years

TAMPA, Florida, August 2, 2022 – The University of South Florida women’s soccer team was ranked number 21 in Soccer Wire’s most recent analysis of the last five full seasons, ranked as The American’s best program.

The ranking, which analyzes each program’s finish in the NCAA’s RPI and the latest United Soccer Coaches poll of each year, includes data from each of the last five full seasons, but does not include the COVID-affected 2020 season. Leveraging multi-season RPI data, SoccerWire’s top 50 programs are heavily rewarded that consistently deliver a high number of quality wins from year to year.

South Florida embarked on a long string of successes in 2017, capturing an American Athletic Conference title in each season of 2017-2021. In total, the team has won six championships, including the regular season crowns in 2018, 2020 and 2021 and the tournament title in 2017, 2019 and 2020.

Most recently, the program finished 12-4-3 in 2021, capturing the regular-season AAC title with a 6-1-1 “record” in the league and advancing to the team’s fifth consecutive NCAA tournament. , while earning first-round hosting rights. The team received votes in the latest United Soccer Coaches poll, finishing at 32nd in the NCAA’s RPI.

In the COVID-delayed 2020 season, head coach Denise Schilte-Brown‘s team finished 10-1-2, with its only loss of the season in the second round of the NCAA tournament. The squad completed a sweep of the conference championships and finished the season in 19th placee in the coaches poll and 12e in the RPI.

In 2019, the team made history by reaching the third round of the NCAA tournament for the first time in program history, beating Florida and four-man Washington. The win pushed the team to a No. 20 ranking in the RPI and the team’s highest finish in the United Soccer Coaches Poll at No. 16.

The season before, South Florida captured the regular-season AAC title with an 8-1 conference record, bringing the team to a 15-4 final score. The team reached the second round of the NCAA tournament after defeating UAlbany at Corbett Stadium in the first round. Overall, USF finished with a number 19 ranking in the coaches survey and a number 16 ranking in the RPI.

In 2017, the team finished with a 13-4-2 record and achieved a No. 19 placing in the final NCAA RPI. The team captured the AAC tournament title after beating Central Florida on penalties in the championship game and advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament.

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The USF women’s soccer team has ten consecutive seasons of more than 10 wins under head coach
Denise Schilte-Brown. The Bulls made their first NCAA tournament in 2010 and returned in 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021. South Florida has five consecutive seasons with a conference championship and also took the tournament title in 2017, 2019 and 2020 as the regular season title in 2018, 2020 and 2021. The program had its first draft pick and second highest pick in USF Athletics history, taking Evelyne Viens with fifth overall pick in the 2020 NWSL Draft by Sky Blue FC, now Gotham FC.


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