Nov. 16, 2010
Auburn completed its fifth straight 10-win season and its 10th in the last 11 years.
Auburn was selected to the NCAA Tournament as an at-large choice for the ninth time in school history and the fifth consecutive season, which is a school record for consecutive appearances.
Auburn's SEC Western Division Championship was its seventh in school history, all of which have come under the direction of Head Coach Karen Hoppa ... Auburn has now won the SEC West in 2001, `02, `03, `04, `06, `08, and `10.
Auburn's seven SEC Western Division Championships are the most by any school in the West ... Three schools (Alabama, LSU & Ole Miss) have each won three while Arkansas and Mississippi State have each won the West once since the conference started division play in 1995 ... Twice the division title has been shared, with Auburn winning a share each time (2001 with Mississippi State and 2008 with LSU).
In the SEC West championship years of 2002, 2003 and 2010, Auburn was the preseason favorite to win the SEC West by the league coaches ... In the four other years Auburn has won the West, it was predicted to finish second.
With the win over Alabama, Auburn Head Coach Karen Hoppa joined the list of Division I women's soccer coaches to reach 200 career wins ... In the history of Division I women's soccer, Hoppa became the 51st to reach 200 wins and only the 10th woman ... She was the 41st active coach to reach the milestone.
Auburn faced six of the 64 teams in the 2010 Tournament and went 3-3-0 in those matches, defeating Florida, Florida State and Milwaukee and losing to Marquette, South Carolina and Southern Cal.
Auburn played in seven overtime matches this season and went 2-3-2 in those seven matches ... Five of those overtime matches came in the final seven matches of the season.
Auburn has now advanced to 10 consecutive SEC Tournaments, the third-longest active streak in the conference behind Florida (16) and Tennessee (13).
Auburn finished the year tied for fourth in the SEC in goals (34), second in assists (41), fifth in shots (345) and led the league in corners (138) ... Defensively, Auburn was seventh in goals allowed (27), sixth in goals against average (1.23), 12th in saves (74) and eighth fouls (195).
Auburn had three players named to the All-SEC Teams ... Junior midfielder Katy Frierson and junior defender Julie King were each named First Team and senior defender Sammy Towne was named Second Team.
With junior midfielder Katy Frierson's selection to the All-SEC First Team, she became the third Auburn player to be named First Team three times in a career but the first to be named it in her first three seasons.
Junior midfielder Katy Frierson recorded a point in all 11 of Auburn's wins in 2010 and has at least one point in each of Auburn's last 13 wins and 20 of Auburn's 21 wins dating to the start of her sophomore season in 2009 ... The lone Auburn win she didn't record a point in over the last two sesaons was a 2-0 win over Georgia on Oct. 29, 2009 when Rebecca Howell scored a pair of unassisted goals.
Auburn's win over Alabama gave the team a .500-or-better SEC record (5-4-2) for a fifth straight season.
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