January 23, 2004

Franklin & Marshall Finishes Among National Leaders in Division III Women's Soccer Home Attendance

LANCASTER, PA -- The Franklin & Marshall College women's soccer team finished among the national leaders in home attendance according to the final NCAA Division III attendance figures recently announced by the national office.

In total attendance, F&M concluded the year ranked 11th as 2,146 individuals were present at the Diplomats' 10 home games.

The program's best ranking came in average attendance as Diplomats tied with Lynchburg and Nazareth for ninth in the final standings with 214 people attending each game.

The figures marked the best total and average attendance in the Centennial Conference this year as Muhlenberg College ranked 15th in total attendance (2,075 in 14 games), but finished outside the top 30 programs in the nation in average attendance (148).

Franklin & Marshall concluded the season 7-7-3, 4-5-1 in Centennial Conference play, to finish eighth in the Centennial Conference.

NCAA Division III Women's Soccer Average Attendance
School (Games/Total Attendance/Avg. Att.)
1. Ohio Wesleyan (8/2,781/347)
2. Wheaton (Ill.) (13/4,463/343)
3. Oneonta St. (11/3,710/337)
4. Va. Wesleyan (14/4,602/328)
5. Capital (13/3,426/263)
6. Bates (8/2,076/259)
7. Middlebury (7/1,725/246)
8. Elizabethtown (9/2,050/227)
9. Nazareth (12/2,575/214)
9. Franklin & Marshall (10/2,146/214)
9. Lynchburg (8/1,719/214)
12. Wis.-Stout (8/1,618/202)
13. TCNJ (6/1,204/200)
14. Endicott (13/2,590/199)
14. Mississippi (10/1,990/199)
16. Wheaton (MA) (15/2,980/198)
17. Wentworth Institute (11/2,118/192)
18. Wilmington (OH) (12/2,185/182)
18. Hardin-Simmons (9/1,642/182)
18. Tufts (7/1,275/182)
21. NYU (8/1,365/170)
22. Trinity (TX) (10/1,675/167)
22. Allegheny (9/1,505/167)
24. Hobart (11/1,829/166)
25. Christopher Newport (8/1,320/165)
26. Montclair St. (11/1,785/162)
26. Stevens Institute (10/1,625/162)
28. Messiah (13/2,100/161)
28. York (11/1,781/161)
28. Randolph-Macon (9/1,450/161)
28. Washington (MO) (9/1,450/161)

NCAA Division III Women's Soccer Total Attendance
School (Games/Attendance)
1. Va. Wesleyan (14/4,602)
2. Wheaton (IL) (13/4,463)
3. Oneonta St. (11/3,710)
4. Capital (13/3,426)
5. Wheaton (MA) (15/2,980)
6. Ohio Wesleyan (8/2,781)
7. Endicott (13/2,590)
8. Nazareth (12/2,575)
9. Wis.-River Falls (16/2,199)
10. Wilmington (OH) (12/2,185)
11. Franklin & Marshall (10/2,146)
12. Wentworth Institute (11/2,118)
13. Messiah (13/2,100)
14. Bates (8/2,076)
15. Muhlenberg (14/2,075)