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Women's Soccer Picked Third in SEC Preseason Poll
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Women's Soccer Picked Third in SEC Preseason Poll

Birmingham, Ala. –  The No. 12 South Carolina women’s soccer team was picked to finish third in the SEC Preseason Coaches Poll, as announced on Tuesday (Aug. 16).

The Gamecocks were picked to finish behind Tennessee (No. 11 in the United Soccer Coaches preseason rankings), and Arkansas (No. 8) . South Carolina was followed by Auburn, Alabama, Georgia, Vanderbilt, Texas A&M, Ole Miss (No. 18), LSU, Mississippi State, Kentucky, Missouri, and Florida.

The No. 12 ranked Gamecocks head into the 2022 season having advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals (the program’s ninth-straight tournament appearance), ending the 2021 year 14-7-1.  Fans will see 22 familiar and returning faces, in addition to 12 newcomers joining this fall. Head coach Shelley Smith will enter into her 22nd season with South Carolina, joined by Associate Head Coach Jamie Smith, and Assistant Coach Marnie Merritt.

South Carolina will open the season taking on the No. 1 ranked defending national champions Florida State in Stone Stadium at 7:00p.m.

The best season ticket deal in town is back for the 2022 men’s and women’s soccer season. For only $25 for adults and $10 for youth (17 and under), season ticket holders will receive admission to all men’s and women’s regular-season home games at Stone Stadium. Fans can also upgrade their season tickets to include this year’s limited-edition Gamecock Soccer Scarf for an additional $10. To purchase season tickets, visit:

For the latest on women’s soccer, visit or follow the team’s social media accounts on Twitter @GamecockWSoccer, Facebook /GamecockWSoccer, and Instagram @GamecockWSoccer.