The women's soccer team advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16 in 2010-11.
July 22, 2011
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The 2010-11 campaign was another exciting season (sixth in the BIG EAST Conference) for Marquette fans for a number of reasons. The Golden Eagles collected several impressive team and individual accomplishments over the course of the year and multiple initiatives for future seasons have created a high level of anticipation for continued success as 2011-12 rapidly approaches.
Once again in 2010-11, multiple programs represented Marquette in postseason play. The men’s basketball squad participated in the NCAA Championship for the sixth-straight season and advanced to the Sweet 16 for the 14th time in school history. The women’s team returned to the NCAA’s for the first time since 2007 and advanced to the second round before falling to host Tennessee. The women’s soccer program continued its dominance in the BIG EAST Conference, claiming its second-straight divisional crown and advancing to the Sweet 16 for the second time in school history.
In the classroom, two programs (women’s tennis and women’s soccer) were nationally recognized by the NCAA for their multi-year Academic Progress Rate success and 13 of the University’s 14 programs finished 2009-10 above the national average. A total of 45 student-athletes completed their eligibility in 2010-11. Of the group, 28 Golden Eagles have claimed Academic All-BIG EAST accolades during their respective careers and nine own a cumulative GPA of 3.5-or-higher.
This past season also provided the opportunity for exciting growth in athletics, both on and off the field of play. The University announced the addition of varsity men’s and women’s lacrosse beginning in 2012-13. The Klein Family/KBS Soccer Pavilion, a 3,000-square-foot facility featuring dressing rooms for both teams and officials and spectator restrooms, was dedicated in May and is located at Valley Fields.
Each of the 14 athletic programs participated in community service projects throughout the year, working in concert with the University’s mission. Multiple teams took part in the University’s Hunger Clean-Up event, one of the nation’s largest one-day service projects. Women’s basketball, volleyball and women’s soccer raised money in support of breast cancer research with three initiatives and men’s basketball continued its participation in Al’s Run. Other activities included organizing book drives, hosting clinics and conducting reading programs.
2011 marked the third year for the Intercollegiate Athletics Alumni Awards and this year’s recipients were recognized for their many contributions to the University and community. Five awards were distributed as part of the University’s Alumni Awards weekend in April.
Marquette student-athletes, coaches and staff continue to work hard daily to fulfill our mission of striving for excellence in athletics, academics and leadership in service to others in the Jesuit tradition. Thank you for your passionate support.