Fifth-year seniors Courtney Verloo and Aly Gleason could both turn 100 on Thursday and be very, very happy about it. That's because this 100 refers to the number of victories they have been involved with as part of the Stanford women's soccer program.
Since Verloo and Gleason have been involved with the Cardinal program, they have amassed a 99-4-5 record entering Thursday night's nonconference battle with visiting St. Mary's at 7 p.m., to be televised by the Pac-12 Networks.
Verloo and Gleason have also seen Stanford attend the Women's College Cup the past four years. The Cardinal is seeking its sixth straight trip to the Final Four.
Second-ranked Stanford (5-0-1) also plays at Santa Clara on Sunday at 7 p.m., which will be televised by ESPNU.
The Cardinal is playing its final nonconference matches this week and will be hoping to extend its 71-game home unbeaten streak against the Gaels, Stanford coach Paul Ratcliffe's former team.
Junior forward Taylor Uhl has been part of five Stanford wins so far, and has become an integral part of the process. She's scored five goals in her last three games and leads the team with six. Uhl led the nation in scoring while at Minnesota last year.
Stanford holds a 17-5-2 series lead over the Gaels and has won the the past seven in the series, beginning with a 3-1 victory in the second round of the 2001 NCAA tournament, when Saint Mary's was coached by Ratcliffe.
In the five seasons (1998-2002) Ratcliffe coached the Gaels, he had a 55-34-7 record. Stanford has a 16-match unbeaten streak in the series (15-0-1) and hasn't lost to SMC since a 1-0 loss in Moraga in 1989.