Soccer program has best season ever

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 1, 2002

The Troy State women’s soccer team picked up a few season accolades over the Christmas holidays.

The Lady Trojans finished the season averaging 2.84 goals a game which was good enough for sixth in the nation. They also rank in the top 10 for most improved team. Troy State improved from a 3-14 record last season to 11-8 overall in 2001, finishing above .500 for the first time in school history.

This year’s squad also set numerous school records while almost qualifying for the conference tournament. The Lady Trojans’ 11-win season set a school record. The team picked up their first conference victories and set records for goals, assists, points and goals-against-average.

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Sophomore Andi Tickles became the school’s all-time leader in goals and points with 16 and 41, respectively. Freshman Courtney Reeder broke the single season record for most goals with 11. Both women were named to the Atlantic Sun All-Conference team.

TSU first fielded

a women’s soccer team in 1997. The Lady Trojans had won just five total games, prior to this year.