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Coach Michael Moynihan's Panthers were picked to repeat as Horizon League champions by the league's coaches

Coach Michael Moynihan's Panthers were picked to repeat as Horizon League champions by the league's coaches

Aug. 16, 2002

MILWAUKEE - The UWM women's soccer team was picked to repeat as league champions by the Horizon League's annual coaches poll, the league announced today.

The Panthers, who have won the last two regular season titles and haven't lost a league game since 1999, received six of the seven first place votes and earned 36 total points. The remaining first place vote went to Butler, who finished second with 27 points. Coaches are not allowed to vote for their own teams.

Finishing in a close third, with 25 points, was Wright State. Rounding out the poll was Detroit (21) in fourth, Loyola (19) in fifth, UW-Green Bay (13) in sixth and Youngstown State (6) was selected sixth after finishing 0-6 in their first year with the league.

The Panthers return eight starters from their 15-5 NCAA Tournament squad in 2001, including All-Horizon League first team selections Amy Oechsner, Maggie Suminski and Carrie Durand. Milwaukee won the league tournament at Detroit to earn their bid to the NCAA Tournament, but fell to Dartmouth, 1-0, in two overtimes in the first round.

Team (2001 record)          1  2  3  4  5  6  Total
1. UWM (15-5)               6                 36
2. Butler (13-7)            1  3     2        27
3. Wright St. (10-8)           1  5           25
4. Detroit (8-11)              1  2  2  1     21
5. Loyola (6-12-1)             2     2  1  1  19
6. UW-Green Bay (4-12)               1  5     13
7. Youngstown St. (1-20)                   6   6


 

 

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