Pitt’s women’s soccer team is nationally ranked for the first time in its history, as the Panthers are No. 12 in the United Soccer Coaches poll released on Tuesday.
The Panthers are off to a 4-0 start to the 2020 season, having defeated Appalachian State twice, Syracuse and Navy to start their season with four straight wins for the first time since 2009.
The four wins have already equalled the Panthers’ total from head coach Randy Waldrum’s first season in 2018 and Pitt is only one victory away from winning as many games as it won in 2019, when the Panthers finished 5-10-3.
Pitt sophomore forward Amanda West leads the country in scoring with four goals, three assists and 11 points.
The condensed 15-team rankings only considered teams that had played a game, as many conferences have delayed their soccer seasons to the spring, along with the NCAA championship.
The ACC is heavily represented in the rankings with North Carolina No. 1, Florida State No. 2, Clemson No. 3, Duke No. 7, Virginia No. 11 and Pitt No. 12.
The Panthers will look to continue their hot start with a two-game series at The Citadel this Thursday at 4 p.m. and Sunday at 11 a.m. Both of those games will be broadcast on ESPN Plus.