Tennessee Women's Soccer Year-by-Year Archive

2015 Season

Julie Eckel

Record: 7-6-5
SEC Finish: 3-5-3 (T-9th in SEC)
Coach:Brian Penksy (4th Season)

Despite losing several key players to injury early in the year, Tennessee got off to a hot start, beginning the season 5-0-3 thanks to solid defense and goalkeeping. The Vols finished the year with a 7-5-6 overall record, marking the fifth winning season in the past six years and 15th overall in program history. UT ended the season in a three-way tie for ninth in the SEC, but missed out on the conference tournament after losing a tiebreaker with Kentucky and Georgia.

Redshirt senior goalkeeper Julie Eckel had a fantastic season to cap off an illustrious career, earning All-SEC first team honors. Eckel led the SEC with eight shutouts and became Tennessee’s career leader in saves (335) and save percentage (.817). The Cordova, Tenn., native also finished her career as the program’s all-time leader among goalkeepers in games played (81), games started (79) and minutes played (7,411:14). She also ranks second all-time in shutouts (31.4) and goals against average (0.91) on top of ranking third in wins with 44. Junior forwards Anna McClung and Amy Neal tied for the team lead with five goals while redshirt freshman Anna Bialczak led the Vols with six assists and was second on the team with 12 points. Midfielder Katie Cousins earned a spot on the SEC All-Freshmen team as well.

2014 Season

Hannah Wilkinson

Record: 10-10-2
SEC Finish: 4-6-1 (10th in SEC)
Postseason:SEC Tournament Semifinals
Coach:Brian Penksy (3rd Season)

Tennessee used a late-season surge with a home upset of No. 21 Missouri and an overtime road win over Ole Miss to punch its ticket to the SEC Tournament. The Big Orange then upset Alabama in the first round and ousted No. 8 Florida on PKs to reach the semifinals for the eighth time in program history.

Hannah Wilkinson and Allie Sirna earned SEC All-Tournament Team and NSCAA All-South Region honors. Wilkinson paced the team with 21 points off nine goals and three assists. Sirna anchored a defense that posted seven shutouts. Carlyn Baldwin was named to the SEC All-Freshman Team.

2013 Season

Caroline Brown

Record: 8-7-4
SEC Finish: 3-5-3 (t-10th in SEC)
Coach:Brian Penksy (2nd Season)

The team's 8-7-4 record marked UT's fourth-consecutive and 14th-overall winning season. Tennessee notched three wins over ranked opponents, including triumphs against eventual conference champions Texas A&M and UCF.

With four match-winners in 2013, Caroline Brown set the Tennessee career record at 15 while earning All-SEC, NSCAA All-Region and Capital One Academic All-America honors. Brown paced the team with eight goals and finished her UT career with 27 scores - the fifth most in program history.

2012 Season

Ali Hall

Record: 14-5-3
SEC Finish: 9-3-1 (2nd in East)
Postseason: NCAA 1st Round
Coach: Brian Penksy (1st Season)

With 11 shutouts and seven overtime matches, the 2012 Lady Vols were a resilient, grind-it-out team that thrived in head coach Brian Pensky's first year leading the program. Bolstered by strong senior leadership, UT enjoyed wins over ranked opponents Missouri and Texas A & M and finished third in the SEC.

The 2012 Lady Vols featured arguably the best defense in program history with a school-record 0.69 goals-allowed average and UT's longest shutout streak ever (533:22).

2011 Season


Record: 15-7
SEC Finish: 7-4 (T-2nd East)
Postseason: NCAA 1st Round
Coach: Angela Kelly (12th season)

A season highlighted by wins over SEC opponents Florida, Arkansas, and Vanderbilt, had the 2011 Lady Vols soccer team poised to make a run at the Women's College Cup.

With the conclusion of the 2011 season, Angela Kelley stepped down as head coach of Tennessee soccer following her 12th season.

2010 Season


Record: 10-9-1
SEC Finish: 7-3-1 (3rd SEC)
Postseason: SEC Tournament
Coach: Angela Kelly (11th season)

Despite a 10-9-1 overall record and a third place overall finish in the SEC, the Lady Vols would not make postseason NCAA play.

2009 Season


Record: 8-9-3
SEC Finish: 4-5-2 (5th SEC)
Postseason: SEC Tournament
Coach: Angela Kelly (10th season)

With one win needed to place the Lady Vols in the NCAA tournament conversation, Tennessee fell to old nemesis Florida 1-0 in the SEC Tournament. The loss would mark the first time Florida had defeated the Lady Vols.

2008 Season


Record: 10-11-2
SEC Finish: 5-5-1 (4th SEC East)
Postseason: NCAA 1st Round
Coach: Angela Kelly (9th season)

The 2008 season would bring the Lady Vols their fourth Southeastern Conference Championship and a trip to the NCAA tournament.

Even with the conference title, the Lady Vols would make an uncharacteristic early exit from the NCAA tournament falling to Charlotte in the initial round of play.

2007 Season


Record: 15-5-2
SEC Finish: 8-2-1 (3rd SEC East)
Postseason: NCAA Sweet 16
Coach: Angela Kelly (8th season)

For the second consecutive year and for the fourth time in program history, the Lady Vols found themselves in the NCAA Sweet Sixteen.

Tennessee will look to a strong returning group of players and signees in hopes of reaching the NCAA Tournament again in 2008.

2006 Season


Record: 12-7-2
SEC Finish: 6-3-2 (T-2 SEC East)
Postseason: NCAA Sweet 16
Coach: Angela Kelly (7th season)

Following a one-year break from the Sweet Sixteen, the Lady Vols found themselves back in the National Championship discussion.

A loss to #1 ranked UNC stopped the Big Orange train before it was able reach the College Cup.

2005 Season


Record: 15-6-2
SEC Finish: 10-1 (SEC Champions)
Postseason: NCAA 2nd Round
Coach: Angela Kelly (6th season)

For the third time in Tennessee history and under head coach Angela Kelley, the Lady Vols claimed the SEC Tournament Championship.

With its third title in four years and fourth consecutive appearance in the championship game, Tennessee looks to make a strong push next season for an NCAA title.



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