Prior to 2008, the women's program just once (2004) made the postseason – playing a game in both the ACC and NCAA tournaments. Over the past 11 seasons, the team has qualified for six ACC tournaments, playing for the conference title twice (2008 & 2013), and has earned nine bids to the NCAA Championships, eight straight from 2008-15 and a return trip last year. In 2018, Tech advanced to the Round of 16 for the fifth time in school history (2009, 2011, 2013 & 2014), but enjoyed its greatest success in 2013. That record-setting season included the Hokies posting a school-record 19 wins (most by any soccer team at the school), playing for the ACC title and advancing to the NCAA College Cup, where their season ended with a 3-2 loss to Florida State in the national semifinal game. Along with the great strides the Hokies have made on the pitch, the Tech women’s soccer program is also known for producing outstanding students who are major contributors off of it. Each year, the Hokies boast a high team grade point average and have student-athletes who compete for state, regional and national academic recognition. In fact, during the 2017-18 academic season, the team posted a program-tying best ever team GPA of 3.53 in the spring semester, while it posting a 3.50 GPA just this past spring and boasts a 100 percent graduation rate. Also, Ashley Meier (2015) and Alani Johnson (2017) have received ACC Postgraduate Scholarships, with Meier earning an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship as well. Lastly, in 2018, Heather Timothy became Tech's sixth women's soccer player to earn the Skelton Award for Academic Excellence in Athletics - the highest designation handed out by the Tech athletics department. After Tech, there have been several Hokies who have gone on to play professionally while most have moved on to be successful in the next phases of their lives as well.
YOUR support on Drive for 25 Day will assist our program in many aspects including:
- Facility enhancements at Thompson Field which will ultimately keep us on the same plane with our peer members of the ACC.
- Strengthening our recruiting budget in order to bring in the top talent in the country, allowing us to compete for ACC and National Championships.
- International Travel - This past year, Virginia Tech Women's Soccer took its first ever international trip to Costa Rica. The women played two games, took in the Costa Rican culture, participated in team bonding activities, and spent a day doing community service.
"Ultimately, your support is vital to our student-athletes' success and will help to enhance the student-athlete experience here at Virginia Tech. It is because of you that Virginia Tech Women's Soccer is able to sustain its mark as a national power, and with your continued support our student-athletes will continue to excel in the classroom, on the field of competition, and in the community. Thank you for everything you do to help graduate tremendous young women!"
- Chugger Adair, Head Women's Soccer Coach