The Warrior Nation is on top of the NCAA attendance lists once again. For the third consecutive year, Cal State Stanislaus is No. 1 in women's soccer attendance during the 2011 season. The men's program also led Division II for the second time in three years.
For the 2011 season, the women's soccer home attendance at Warrior Stadium was 8,582 for 10 home dates for an average of 858 fans per contest. Both the attendance total and average, which included season ticket sales, are No. 1 among all Division II programs.
"There is a reason we call it Warrior Nation. Our fans are amazing. This is a special place to play college soccer because of the way the students and community support us," Cal State Stanislaus women's soccer head coach Gabriel Bolton said.
The Stanislaus men's soccer attendance for 2011 was 7,237 for an 804 average. Fort Lewis actually led in the total number with 7,671 in 16 home contests (479 average), but Warrior Stadium ranked first with 804 per contest average.
Midwestern State is second in average attendance for both women (591) and men (746) as well as second in women's soccer total attendance (5,320).
"The credit for this goes to our student-athletes, assistant coach Jenni Rosenberg, assistant athletics director Hung Tsai and the Warrior fanatics, especially (coordinator) Jesse Tedrick," added Bolton.
Cal State Stanislaus has led Division II in women's soccer attendance in each of the last three seasons since the opening of Warrior Stadium. The men's soccer figures were No. 1 in 2009 and No. 2 in 2010.