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    NC State Women's Soccer's History of Success
     
     

    Charmaine Hooper (1987-90)

    • First-team All-American in 1989 and 1990.
    • NC State’s all-time leader in goals (58, tenth in ACC history) and points (145, ninth in ACC history).
    • Set NC State single-season records and led the ACC with 26 goals and 57 points in 1989.
    • Had seven consecutive games with at least one goal and 11 straight games with at least one point, both school records.
    • Won the H.C. Kennett Award in 1991 as NC State’s outstanding female athlete.
    • Was team MVP and Golden Boot runner up in Norway in 1993, despite missing nearly a month of the season.
    • Canadian National Team Player of the Year in 1994 and 1995.
    • Won Golden Boot Award for scoring most goals in the Japanese L-League in 1994.
    • Won Golden Boot Award for scoring most goals, was league all-star and was voted league MVP in the Japanese L League in 1995.
    • Golden Boot runner-up and a league all-star in the Japanese L-League in 1996 and 1997.
    • Played the 1998 and 1999 seasons for the Chicago Cobras of the USWISL, the highest level of play for women in the United States.
    • Was MVP of the World All-Star Game in February, 1999
    • Currently plays for the Canadian National Team.
    • Played for the Atlanta Beat of the Women's United Soccer Association from 2001-04.
    • WUSA All-Star.

    Jill Rutten (1986-88, 1990)

    • NC State’s career leader with 37 assists.
    • Played in 93 matches and made 92 starts in her career, both of which are NC State women’s soccer records.
    • Was part of the U.S. National Team Pool Camp in 1991 and played for the U.S. National “B” Team in 1990.
    • Played in the U.S. Olympic Fesitval in 1987, 1989, 1990 and 1994.
    • Played for the Fujita Mercury of the Japanese L-League from 1992-94, earning league all-star honors in 1993.
    • Played for the Umea Idrottsklubb in Umea, Sweden, in 1994 and again in 1996.
    • Played for the Torino Calcio Femminile in Torino, Italy, in 1995.
    • Played for SC Klinge-Seckach in Merchingen, Germany, in 1997.
    • Returned to Italy in 1998 to play for the Modena Calcio Femmininile in Modena, and helped lead Modena to the Super Cup championship.
    • Brought back into US National Team training camp in 1998.

    Thori (Staples) Bryan (1992-95)

    • NC State’s only four-time All-ACC selection, and a three-time first team All-American (1993, 1994 and 1995)
    • Voted North Carolina’s Female Athlete of the Year in 1994
    • At one time was the best marking back in America, routinely shutting down the opposition’s top scoring threat
    • Played both ends of the field as a senior in 1995, scoring four goals, two of which were game-winning goals vs. ACC competition
    • Helped the Wolfpack tie a school record with 19 wins in 1995, leading the Pack that year to the third round of the NCAA Tournament and the Wolfpack’s first national top-10 ranking in five seasons
    • Was a member of the U.S. National Team from 1992 through 1999 and represented the United States in the 1995 World Cup and was an alternate for the 1996 Olympic Team
    • Participated in the United States Olympic Festival in 1993, 1994 and 1995
    • Played professionally for the national Champion Raleigh Wings of the USWISL League
    • Represented the United States in 1999 Australia Cup
    • Played for the San Jose CyberRays of the Women's United Soccer League
    • Only player in the WUSA to play every minute of every game in 2001 inaugural season
    • Currently plays with the Carolina Railhawks of the W-League in 2008

    All-Americans

    ISAA All-Americans

    1986 Barbara Wickstrand 3rd Team

    Laura Kerrigan 3rd Team

    1987 Linda Hamilton 3rd Team

    Barbara Wickstrand 3rd Team

    1988 Linda Hamilton 1st Team

    1989 Charmaine Hooper 1st Team

    Linda Hamilton 2nd Team

    ISAA Regional All-Americans

    1985 Barbara Wickstrand Regional

    NSCAA All-Americans

    1985 Laura Kerrigan 2nd Team

    1988 Linda Hamilton 1st Team

    1989 Charmaine Hooper 1st Team

    Linda Hamilton 2nd Team

    1990 Charmaine Hooper 1st Team

    1991 Fabiene Gareau 2nd Team

    1993 Catherine Zaborowski 2nd Team

    1994 Thori Staples 1st Team

    1995 Thori Staples 1st Team

    Freshman All-Americans

    1985 Laura Kerrigan ISAA

    1987 Fabienne Gareau Soccer America

    1990 Kim Yankowski ISAA

    1992 Thori Staples Soccer America

    2000 Katherine Warman (Hon.)Soccer Buzz

    All-Southeast Region

    1996 Megan Jeidy (2nd) Soccer Buzz

    1996 Stephanie Sanders (3rd)Soccer Buzz

    1997 Megan Jeidy (2nd) Soccer Buzz

    2002 Annika Schmidt (1st) Soccer Buzz

    2006 Lindsay Vera (3rd) NSCAA

    National Freshman of the Year

    1992 Thori Staples Soccer America

    All-freshman southeast region

    2000 Katherine Warman Soccer Buzz

    NSCAA Academic All-Americans

    1986 Laura Kerrigan 1st Team

    Debbie Liske 1st Team

    1987 Laura Kerrigan 1st Team

    1988 Laura Kerrigan 1st Team

    1992 Suzanne Gerrior 1st Team

    2001 Lauren Bendahan 3rd Team

    2004 Erin Griswold 3rd Team-South Region

    NSCAA Academic Team Honors

    2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

    CoSIDA Academic All-Americans

    2002 Gretchen Lear 3rd Team

    Cosida Academic All-District

    2002 Gretchen Lear 1st Team

    Lauren Bendahan 2nd Team

    Jenny Pearce 2nd Team

    2004 Anna Helenius 2nd Team

    All-NCAA Final Four

    1988 Charmaine Hooper, Jill Rutten, Linda Hamilton

    1989 Fabienne Gareau, Linda Hamilton, Lindsay Brecher

    ACC Honors

    All-ACC Tournament Team

    1988 Lindsay Brecher (MVP)

    1991 Alana Craft, Catherine Zaborowski

    Colette Cunningham

    1993 Catherine Zaborowski

    1994 Thori Staples

    1995 Thori Staples, Kim Yankowski,
    Megan Jeidy

    ACC Player of the Year

    1988 Linda Hamilton

    ACC Rookie of the Year

    1992 Thori Staples

    ACC Coach of the Year

    1988 Larry Gross

    1996 Alvin Corneal

    National Coach of the Year

    1988 Larry Gross

    All-Atlantic Coast Conference

    1987 Linda Hamilton 1st Team

    Fabienne Gareau 1st Team

    1988 Lindsay Brecher 1st Team

    Linda Hamilton 1st Team

    Jill Rutten 1st Team

    Fabienne Gareau 1st Team

    Charmaine Hooper 1st Team

    1989 Lindsay Brecher 1st Team

    Linda Hamilton 1st Team

    Charmaine Hooper 1st Team

    1990 Lindsay Brecher 1st Team

    Jill Rutten 1st Team

    Fabienne Gareau 1st Team

    Charmaine Hooper 1st Team

    1991 Michelle Bertocchi 1st Team

    Mary Pitera 1st Team

    Colette Cunningham 1st Team

    Kim Yankowski 1st Team

    1992 Michelle Bertocchi 1st Team

    Catherine Zaborowski 1st Team

    Thori Staples 1st Team

    Colette Cunningham 1st Team

    1993 Michelle Bertocchi 1st Team

    Thori Staples 1st Team

    Catherine Zaborowski 1st Team

    1994 Thori Staples 1st Team

    Catherine Zaborowski 2nd Team

    1995 Thori Staples 1st Team

    Sandy Miller 2nd Team

    Megan Jeidy 2nd Team

    Stephanie Sanders 2nd Team

    1996 Stephanie Sanders 1st Team

    2000 Katherine Warman 2nd Team

    2001 Adrienne Barnes 2nd Team

    2002 Adrienne Barnes 1st Team

    Annika Scmidt 1st Team

    2006 Lindsay Vera 2nd Team

    2007 Lindsay Vera 2nd Team

    Professional and National Team Experience

    WUSA Members

    Atlanta Beat

    • Charmaine Hooper 2001-2004
    • Mary Pitera 2001

    Carolina Courage

    • Michelle Bertocchi 2001
    • Kim Yankowski 2001-2004

    San Jose (Bay Area) CyberRays

    (2001 Founders Cup Champions)

    • Megan Jeidy 2001
    • Linda Kurtyka 2001
    • Thori Bryan 2001-04

    W-LEAGUE Members

    Carolina Railhawks

    • Thori Bryan 2008
    • Tara Knauss 2008
    • Lindsay Vera 2008

    USWISL Members

    Atlanta Classics

    • Michelle Bertocchi 1997

    Ashville Splash

    • Lindsey Underwood 2004

    Carolina Dynamo

    • Jennifer Marsh 2002-03, 05
    • Monica Holliday 2005
    • Tara Knauss
    • Jessica O'Rourke
    • Carol Tognetti
    • Lindsey Underwood

    Charlotte Speed

    • Jessica Celi 1998
    • Michelle Lousch 1998
    • Sara Marino 1999

    Chicago Cobras

    • Charmaine Hooper 1998-99

    Colorado Diamonds

    • Dayne Smith 1997

    Delaware Genies

    • Colette Seville 2000-01

    Hampton Road Piranhas

    • Lisa Boggs 2002

    Maryland Pride

    (1996 National Champions)

    • Betsy Anderson 1995-97
    • Collette Cunningham 1997-99
    • Kelly Jordan 1999
    • Laura Kerrigan 1995-97
    • Kim Murphy 1996
    • Mary Pitera 1996

    New Jersey Wildcats

    • Lisa Boggs 1997-98
    • Mary Pitera 1996
    • Lydia Bojcun 2001
    • Jessica O’Rourke 2007

    Piedmont Sparks

    • Jessica Celi 1999
    • Jordan Allison 2000-01
    • Laura Scott 2000
    • Adrienne Barnes 2001

    Portland

    • Michelle Bertocohi 2000

    Long Island Raiders

    • Aria Tanzi

    Steel City Sparks

    • Mandela Schumacher-Hodge
    • Tara Knauss

    Raleigh Wings

    (1998 & 1999 National Champions)

    • Betsy Anderson 1998-2000
    • Jessica Celi 2000
    • Megan Jeidy 1998-2000
    • April Kemper 1998
    • Katherine Mertz 1998-99
    • Sandy Miller 1998-2000
    • Jody Osborne 1999
    • Thori Bryan 1998-2000
    • Kim Yankowski 1998-2000
    • Lisa Boggs 2000

    Tampa Bay Extreme

    • Kelly Blaggie 2000-01

    Vancouver Angels

    • Katherine Warman 2000-01

    Virginia Majestics

    • Lindsey Rosen 2000-01

    WPSL

    Steel City Sparks

    • Tara Knauss 2004

    International Professional Soccer

    Finland - Naisten Liiga - 1st Division

    • Anna Helenius 2007
    • Tara Knauss 2007

    German Women’s Professional League

    • Jill Rutten 1997

    Italian L-League

    • Collette Cunningham 1995-98
    • Jill Rutten 1994-95

    Japanese L-League

    • Charmaine Hooper 1994-97
    • Linda Kurtyka 1995-96
    • Jill Rutten 1992-94
    • Dayna Smith 1997

    Norwegian Professional Soccer League

    • Charmaine Hooper 1993

    Swedish Women’s Professional League

    • Jill Rutten 1994, 1996
    • Dayna Smith 1998

    Men’s Professional Indoor Soccer League

    • Collette Cunningham 1994-95

    National Team Experience

    Canadian National Team

    • Fabienne Gareau 1987-90
    • Suzanne Gerrior 1990-95
    • Charmaine Hooper 1994-2007
    • Katherine Warman 2000

    Norwegian National Team

    • Catherine Zaborowski 1990-94

    United States National Team

    • Linda Hamilton 1990-95
    • Jill Rutten 1998
    • Thori Bryan 1992-99

    NCAA History

    9-10-3 All-time record in the NCAA Tournament

    1985

    1st Round NC State 0, Radford 0 (ot) at NC State

    (NC State advances on penalty kicks 6-5)

    2nd Round N. Carolina 4, NC State 2 at N. Carolina

    1986

    1st Round NC State 1, William & Mary 0 at William & Mary

    2nd Round George Mason 0, NC State 0 at George Mason

    (George Mason advances on penalty kicks 5-4)

    1987

    1st Round Bye

    2nd Round Central Florida 3, NC State 0 at NC State

    1988

    1st Round Bye

    2nd Round NC State 1, George Mason 0 (ot) at NC State

    Semifinals NC State 1, California 0 (ot) at N. Carolina

    Finals N. Carolina 4, NC State 1 at N. Carolina

    1989

    1st Round NC State 3, George Mason 0 at NC State

    2nd Round NC State 2, William & Mary 1 at William & Mary

    Semifinals N. Carolina 2, NC State 0 at NC State

    1990

    1st Round NC State 2, William & Mary 0 at NC State

    2nd Round North Carolina 4, NC State 3 (2 ot) at N. Carolina

    1991

    1st Round NC State 4, C. Florida 0 at NC State

    2nd Round N. Carolina 4, NC State 1 at N. Carolina

    1992

    1st Round William & Mary 1, NC State 0 at William & Mary

    1994

    1st Round NC State 1, Clemson 1 at Clemson

    NC State advances on penalty kicks 5-4

    2nd Round N. Carolina 4, NC State 2 at N. Carolina

    1995

    1st Round NC State 1, William & Mary 0
    (sudden death) at NC State

    2nd Round NC State 2, Duke 1 (sudden death) at Duke

    3rd Round Southern Methodist 4, NC State 3 at SMU

    1996

    1st Round Florida 7, NC State 3 at Florida


     

     

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