Hurricanes Open 2023 Season at Stetson
Date: Thursday, Aug. 17, 2023
Time: 5 p.m. EST
Location: DeLand, Fla.
Stadium: Athletic Training Center
The University of Miami begins its 26th season of women’s soccer Thursday evening, as the Hurricanes face Stetson at 5 p.m.
Miami is 11-1-1 all-time against the Hatters, topping Stetson, 4-0, on Sept. 12, 2019, in the most recent meeting between the two sides.
The Hurricanes sport a 14-9-2 mark all-time in season openers, including winning five of their last seven.
Under head coach Sarah Barnes, Miami is 3-1-1 in its first contest of the campaign.
Tracking The Hurricanes
Miami brings back 74 percent of its roster, including seven starters from a year ago.
Barnes’ team has eight newcomers—all freshmen—on the 2023 roster, joining the 17 returning letter winners.
2022 in Review
The Hurricanes finished the 2022 campaign with five home wins and five shutouts—the most by the club in six seasons.
Miami mounted signature victories over eventual NCAA College Cup semifinalist Alabama in August and then-No. 24 Virginia Tech in October.
Scouting The Hatters
Stetson is coming off of a 6-11-1 season, which featured wins over South Carolina State, Alabama State, The Citadel, Queens, Jacksonville and Austin Peay.
The Hatters will step foot on the pitch with 22 returners from the 2022 campaign, including preseason All-ASUN pick Chloe Washington.
Miami opens its home slate, welcoming fellow South Florida foe FAU to Cobb Stadium Sunday