Jan. 31, 2002
After finishing the 2000 season with a 4-12-2 overall record, the 2001 Siena College women's soccer team streaked to a 10-8 record-the eighth best improvement nationally according to a report released by Soccer Buzz magazine this week.
The initial report used traditional calculations to arrive at its comparison. Siena boasted a 127.8% improvement slightly better than Oregon and Central Florida and just shy of Alabama's seventh place percentage. Using the NCAA Standard for calculating improvement, which considers games improved only, Siena tied for 10th with a five-game improvement.
The Saints finished the 2001 season with a 6-3 record in MAAC play, before losing to Manhattan 1-0 in the conference quarterfinals. For his efforts Head Coach Steve Karbowski was honored as co-MAAC Coach of the Year and selected runner-up as Northeast Region Coach of the Year by Soccer Buzz magazine.
The best may be yet to come for Siena as all but one letter-winner from this year's team returns next season.