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LSU Ranked No. 19 United Soccer Coaches National Poll

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Baton Rouge, La. – The LSU soccer team has entered the United Soccer Coaches Top 25 poll for the first time all season as they head into the NCAA Tournament playing their best soccer of the year. The Tigers were slotted into the No. 19 spot on Tuesday afternoon after their spectacular play at the SEC Tournament.

The No. 19 Tigers are currently riding a six-match unbeaten streak that resulted in the first SEC Tournament title in program history on Sunday with a 4-1 win over Arkansas in penalty kicks. LSU will host Boston University on Sunday (Nov. 11) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at 1 p.m. CT at LSU Soccer Stadium.

LSU owns a record of 13-6-3 and has not lost in regulation time since Sept. 23. Over the last 11 matches the Tigers are 7-2-2 and all of those matches have come against SEC opponents. Senior Alex Thomas leads the Tigers with 18 points (7g & 4a) registered in 2018. She became the first player in LSU history to score a hat trick at the SEC Tournament when her three goals against Missouri on Oct. 28 helped LSU advance out of the first round of the SEC Tournament. Sophomore transfer Adrienne Richardson is tied for the team lead with seven goals in her first year in the Purple and Gold; she has a total of 16 points with seven goals and two assists. Abbey Newton (4g, 3a, 11p) and Marlena Cutura (3g, 5a, 11p) also have double digit points this season in career years. Caroline Brockmeier ranks 21st nationally with nine shutouts this season and she was named the SEC Tournament MVP on Sunday after her 19 saves at the league tournament.

NCAA Tournament Info

RANK, SCHOOL, RECORD, POINTS, PREVIOUS RANK
1, Stanford (34), 17-0-2, 872, 1
2, Georgetown, 17-0-3, 794, 4
3, North Carolina, 17-3-1, 775, 3
4, UCLA (1), 14-3-1, 765, 6
5, Florida State, 15-4-2, 746, 7
6, Southern California, 15-2-2, 690, 2
7, Santa Clara, 16-3-1, 671, 5
8, West Virginia, 14-4-3, 612, 14
9, Duke, 14-3-2, 598, 8
10, Tennessee, 13-2-3, 528, 12
11, Baylor, 17-5-0, 497, 9
12, Virginia, 15-4-0, 481, 11
13, Vanderbilt, 15-3-1, 448, 10
14, Penn State, 15-5-1, 432, 15
15, Memphis, 17-3-0, 390, 19
16, Texas A&M, 15-4-1, 305, 13
17, Texas, 13-4-3, 262, 18
18, South Carolina, 13-5-1, 249, 17
19, LSU, 13-6-3, 222, NR
20, South Florida, 14-3-0, 189, 16
21, Princeton, 11-3-2, 163, 24
22, Boston College, 14-4-1, 145, 20
23, Wisconsin, 12-3-4, 125, 22
24, BYU, 13-4-1, 108, NR
25, Clemson, 12-8-0, 85, 23

Also receiving votes: Arizona (40), Rutgers (31), Texas Tech (25), North Texas (21), Arkansas (20), Colorado (19), Saint Louis (19), Washington State (13), Long Beach State (9), TCU (7), Kansas (5), Ohio State (4), Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2), Auburn (2), North Carolina State (1)

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