"After hearing the soccer coaches' proposal for this change, the committee agreed that the date change would improve attendance for NCAA games held during Thanksgiving week and ultimately enhance the championships."
- NCAA chairperson for the Division I men's soccer committee and St. John's athletic director John Diffley regarding the NCAA's decision to move 2009 second round NCAA tournament matches to the Sunday after Thanksgiving.
In women's soccer, Oregon received a verbal commitment from 2011 forward Shanelle Simien.
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