SDSU W. Soccer Finishes No. 7 In Final NSCAA Poll
Dec. 5, 2012
SAN DIEGO - The San Diego State women's soccer team finished No. 7 in the final National Soccer Coaches Association of America rankings. SDSU amassed a 21-2-1 record in 2012, which tied with Stanford for the best win percentage (.896) in the NCAA this season.
As a team in the NCAA rankings, the Aztecs ranked 11th in goals-against average (0.61), while tying for 16th in shutout percentage (0.54). These numbers resulted in a number of defensive honors for SDSU, highlighted by junior Haley Palmer, redshirt senior Tiffany Hurst and junior Carli Johnson each garnering NSCAA all-Pacific Region honors.
On an individual level, redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Rachel Boaz, an NSCAA all-Pacific Region first-team honoree, ranked No. 16 in goals-against average (0.60) in 2102:53 minutes played, which was the 13th most for a goalie in 2012. Senior forward Megan Jurado, meanwhile, also garnered first team accolades after she tied for fourth in the nation with seven game-winning goals, T-15th in total points (39), T-17th in total goals (15) and T-17th in points-per-game (1.63).
The Aztecs had quite a magical run in 2012. SDSU advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament for just the second time in program history and finished its season with a school-record 21 victories. In addition to the aforementioned records, the Aztecs set a few more. The 2012 squad had the fewest losses (two), the highest winning-percentage (89.6) and also tied the school record with 13 shutouts, equaling the 1998 team's performance.