Everything You Need to Know About the Florida Gators

Based at the James G. Pressly Stadium in Gainesville, The Florida Gators women’s soccer team has become known as one the nation’s most formidable. They have won the SEC championship a total of 11 times in the 16 years since the program was setup in 1994 and in 1998 managed to win the NCAA national championship in only their fourth season. The Gators have produced players who have gone on to star at the national level including Heather Mitts, Abby Wambach, Erin Baxter and Melanie Booth. During her time as a Gator, national player Abby Wambach scored 96 goals in 93 games from 1998-2001 including 10 hat-tricks, both are records for the team.

Coached by Becky Burleigh from the outset, the team have racked up an impressive record of 264 wins, 23 draws and 70 losses, giving them a masterful 0.77 winning percentage. These stats have helped place her as no. 6 for winning percentage and no. 4 for number of wins on the DI Active Coaches Chart. It’s no surprise then that Coach Burleigh has received recognition: 1998 NSCAA/Adidas Coach of the Year; 1998 College Soccer Weekly Coach of the Year; 1996, 2000, 2008 SEC Coach of the Year.

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