Another exclusive feature from CollegeSoccer360.com has returned for the 2010 season: the Senior Salute listing of the Division I women's soccer programs with the most combined victories spanning the past four seasons.
North Carolina (69-8-4, from 2007-10) and Notre Dame (68-10-3) remain at the top of this list, followed by the Pac-10 duo of UCLA (64-6-5) and Stanford (63-6-7), along with fellow west-coast team Portland (61-8-0). As shown below, UCLA (the only team riding three straight 20-win seasons) actually has the top win pct. over the past four seasons (.887), followed by Portland (.884) and then UNC (.877).
Senior midfielder Kylie Wright (left) has appeared in 69 of 75 games (68 starts) during her UCLA career, helping the Bruins compile the nation's best win pct. (.887; 64-6-5) during that four-year span.
Dayton (46-1-1) – coming off a 16-1-6 season – is the most noteworthy program now on this four-year list that was not on the similar listing one year ago (included 30-35 teams, for the '06-'09 timeframe).
Look for regular updates from CS360 and some detailed analysis of these senior classes throughout the 2010 season.
Here's the complete updated list of the nation's winningest senior classes (note: when referencing this list, please credit CollegeSoccer360.com with the research and – if possible – provide a link to this blog post ... click on post headline above for the direct URL).
Current Four-Year Records in D-I Women's Soccer (top senior classes; '07-'10)
(research compiled by CollegeSoccer360.com; yearly records are 2007...'08...'09...'10)
(2) .... 68-10-3 (.858) ... Notre Dame (19-5-2 ... 26-1-0 ... 21-4-1 ... 2-0-0)
(3) .... 64-6-5 (.887) ..... UCLA (20-2-2 ... 22-1-2 ... 21-3-1 ... 1-0-0)