00 Meghan Mayville 1 Tracey Mitchell 2 Morgan Mitchell 3 Katie Jesser
4 Andye Dawson
Went 1-0-1 with 12 saves in 12 matches as a freshman ... Earned the win in AASU’s 5-1 victory over UNCP on 10/23 ... All-State performer at Savannah Christian.
Freshman who was the county and region Player of the Year for East Coweta HS ... Also played club for AFC Lightning 92 White and member of Georgia ODP.
5-8 • Soph. • GK Savannah, Ga.
5-11 • Sr. • GK Albany, Ga.
Played in 21 matches, going 13-4-2 with a 1.29 GAA as a junior in 2009 ... Career 31-14-5 record in three seasons as the Pirates’ starting goalkeeper.
5-9 • Soph. • M Lilburn, Ga.
Daktronics/CoSIDA HM All-American midfielder in 2009 ... Scored 12 goals and 7 assists for 31 points ... First team AllPBC and second-team NSCAA All-Region.
5-6 • Soph. • F Lawrenceville, Ga.
Played in all 23 matches as a freshman ... Notched four assists and took 19 shots, 10 on goal ... Played club for Atlanta Fire ‘91 as well as Norcross ‘91 Fury Gold.
5-5 • Fr. • M/D Senoia, Ga.
5 Brooke Lamberth 6 Lianne Stricklen 7 Erin O’Rourke
8 Courtney Cawley 9 Alyssa Anderson
Played in all 23 matches for the Pirates as a freshman in 2009 ... Logged 1,295 minutes of action ... Georgia ODP Team member in 2006 and 2007.
Windsor Forest HS product who transfers to AASU after playing one season at Utah State University ... Played club football for AFC Lightning ‘91.
5-7 • Soph. • D Brooks, Ga.
5-7 • Sr. • M Middleburg, Fla.
Scored two goals and tallied three assists as a junior ... Scored the matchwinning goal in the 90th minute in AASU’s 2-1 win over Lander in the PBC Semifinals.
5-9 • Jr. • M/F Berkeley Lake, Ga.
Notched five goals and five assists for 15 points as a sophomore in 2009 ... Scored three goals and two assists as a freshman ... Tied for ninth all-time at AASU in goals scored.
5-7 • Soph. • M/F Savannah, Ga.
5-9 • Sr. • D/M Niceville, Fla.
Has played in 40 matches in three seasons with the Pirates ... All-PBC, All-PBC Tournament and All-Region defender as a freshman in 2007, with two goals and one assist.
10 Nadima Skeff 11Kelli Bahr 12Kristina Pascutti 14 Emily Cattanach 15Stephanie James 5-7 • Soph. • M/F Brasilia, Brazil
Member of the Brazilian U20 national team that won the South American Cup championship in March ... Attended the Catholic University of Brasilia before joining the Pirates.
5-10 • Jr. • D Middleton, Wisc.
Two-time All-PBC Tournament defender for the Pirates ... Has three goals and one assist in 38 matches played over three seasons ... 3x PBC Presidential Honor Roll.
5-4 • Soph. • F Lilburn, Ga.
Played in 20 matches as a freshman ... Scored eight goals, ranking 10th in the PBC ... Also notched four assists for 20 points ... Scored goals in each of AASU’s NCAA matches in Nov.
5-6 • Soph. • M Fort Myers, Fla.
Played in all 23 matches as a freshman ... Scored two goals and notched four assists for eight points ... Member of the PBC Presidential Honor Roll.
5-5 • Fr. • D Marietta, Ga.
Played for four years at Kell HS ... Also played club for NASA ‘10 Elite, a Georgia State Cup finalist in 2007 and 2009 ... Club teammate of fellow freshman Taylor Schultz.
16 Carey Patterson 18 Amber Raney 19 Elizabeth Kerkhoff 20 Amanda Morphis 21 Taylor Schultz 5-9 • Sr. • M/D Panama City Bch, Fla.
NSCAA All-Southeast Region first team defender as a junior in 2009 ... Also earned first-team All-PBC and All-PBC Tournament honors ... 2x PBC Presidential Honor Roll.
Madison Reed 5-3 • Soph. • M Cartersville, Ga.
Played in 15 matches as a freshman for the Pirates ... Member of the PBC Presidential Honor Roll ... Three-time All-County honoree for Cartersville HS.
5-6 • Soph. • M/D Marietta, Ga.
Started all 23 matches as a freshman for the Pirates in 2009 ... Logged 1,650 minutes of action, second-most on the team ... Tallied one assist ... PBC Presidential Honor Roll.
5-6 • Soph. • M Woodstock, Ga.
Saw action in 22 matches as a freshman, tallying two assists ... Member of the PBC Presidential Honor Roll ... Three-time All-County honoree at Etowah HS.
5-5 • Sr. • M Oxford, Ind.
Saw action in 14 matches as a junior, scoring one goal on eight shots ... Member of the 2009 PBC All-Academic Team ... 3x PBC Presidential Honor Roll.
Nettie Perkins 5-3 • Fr. • D Fayetteville, Ga.
Freshman who played for three years at Starr’s Mill HS ... Played club soccer for Concorde Fire South ... Club teammate of fellow Pirates Jordan Otto and Brooke Lamberth.
5-4 • Sr. • D Middleburg, Fla.
Has played in 28 matches in two seasons after transferring from Georgia Southwestern State ... Played in all 18 matches as a freshman for the Hurricanes.
5-5 • Jr. • F Marietta, Ga.
Played in all 23 matches as a sophomore, scoring five goals with six assists ... Notched game-winning goal in AASU’s 1-0 win over GCSU on 10/7 ...Scored twice in 19 matches as a freshman.
5-6 • Fr. • D Kennesaw, Ga.
Played four years for Kennesaw Mountain HS, Georgia State 5A Final Four participants in 2008 ... Played club for NASA ‘10 Elite along with fellow freshman Stephanie James.
26 Jordan Otto
5-5 • Fr. • F Savannah, Ga.
Freshman who played for four seasons at St. Vincent’s Academy ... 2010 Savannah Morning News All-Coastal Empire First Team honoree ... Played club soccer for Concorde Fire South.
34 Kyndal Schaaf 5-8 • Sr. • M/D Columbus, Ga..
Played in 17 matches as a junior for the Pirates ... Notched one assist ... Has two career goals in 55 career matches ... Member of the PBC Presidential Honor Roll.
2009 Peach Belt Conference Tournament Champions !
2010 Season Preview
The Armstrong Atlantic State women’s soccer squad accomplished a pair of key firsts during the 2009 season, capturing the 2009 Peach Belt Conference tournament championship with a 5-2 win over Montevallo and also claiming its first NCAA Championships victory with a 5-0 win over Belmont Abbey in the Southeast Regional. A key to the Pirates’ success in 2009 was the play of threetime Peach Belt Conference Player of the Year Kristin Burton, who finished her outstanding four-year career as the league’s all-time goal scoring leader with 95. Burton ranked among the top 10 in NCAA Division II history in goals scored and points scored and the Pirates will be searching for a way to replace the offense provided by Burton in 2010. The Pirates do have a strong core returning as 19 players will be back for AASU in 2010. With depth at every position, coach Faulconer is excited about potentially having his strongest team ever take the field for the Pirates this season. Senior All-PBC and All-Region defender Carey Patterson (5-9, Sr., Panama City Beach, Fla.) anchors a back line that returns three of its four starters from a season ago. Patterson helped the Pirates record a team 1.14 GAA and notch nine shutouts during the season. Sophomore Brooke Lamberth (5-7, Soph., Brooks, Ga.) saw a lot of time last season as a true freshman as a central defender, while Lianne Stricklen put the Pirates into the PBC the Pirates expect back juChampionship Match in 2009 with her goal nior Kelli Bahr (5-10, Jr., in the 90th minute, giving AASU a 2-1 win Middleton, Wisc.) at full over Lander in the PBC Semifinals. strength after missing most of last season with an injury. Sophomore Amber Raney (5-6, Soph., Marietta, Ga.) assumed a starter’s role early in the season and played well in her first year as a Pirate. Other returnees at defender include seniors Alyssa Anderson (5-9, Jr., Niceville, Fla.), Amanda Morphis (5-4, Sr., Middleburg, Fla.) and Kyndal Schaaf (5-8, Sr., Columbus, Ga.). The Pirates have also brought in a trio of freshman who will compete for time on the back line. Freshmen Stephanie James (5-5, Fr., Marietta, Ga.) and Taylor Schultz (5-6, Fr., Kennesaw, Ga.) played together in club for NASA ‘10 Elite, while Nettie Perkins (5-3, Fr., Fayetteville, Ga.) starred at Starr’s Mill HS and for Concord Fire South. As the Pirates have grown as a program from year to year, the midfield has progressively grown stronger, so much so that this year’s midfield is inarguably the deepest in AASU history. Honorable mention All-America sophomore Morgan Mitchell (5-9, Soph., Lilburn, Ga.) tallied 12 goals in her freshman campaign and became a deadly offensive weapon in the air on set pieces. Senior Lianne Stricklen (5-7, Sr., Middleburg, Fla.) scored two goals - including the game-winner in
the 90th minute of AASU’s PBC Semifinal win over Lander - and also collected three assists, while junior Erin O’Rourke (5-9, Jr., Berkeley Lake, Ga.) ranked fourth on the team with five goals to go with five assists. Sophomore Emily Cattanach (5-6, Soph., Ft. Myers, Fla.) returns after assisting on a pair of goals in AASU’s PBC Tournament Championship match while senior Elizabeth Kerkhoff (5-5, Sr., Oxford, Ind.) and sophomore Madison Reed (5-3, Soph., Cartersville, Ga.) also returns. The addition of a trio of talented newcomers will bolster the returning midfield for the Pirates. Freshman Andye Dawson (5-5, Fr., Senoia, Ga.) was the region Player of the Year for East Coweta HS and played club for AFC Lightning 92 White, the No. 2-ranked club in the country. Sophomore local product Courtney Cawley (5-7, Soph., Savannah, Ga.) joins the Pirates after spending her freshman season at Utah State University, while sophomore Nadima Skeff (5-7, Soph., Brasilia, Brazil) brings a wealth of international experience as a member of the Brazilian U-20 National Team in 2009. Sophomore Kristina Pascutti (5-4, Soph., Lilburn, Ga.) scored eight goals as a true freshman complimenting the play of Burton in 2009. She’ll be joined up front by junior Erin Holt (5-5, Jr., Marietta, Ga.), who tallied five goals and six assists last season. ReturnTracey Mitchell has won 31 games in ees Katie Jesser (5-6, Soph., three seasons at the Pirates’ starting Lawrenceville, Ga.) and Danigoalkeeper since 2007. elle Fey (5-6, Soph., Woodstock, Ga.) give the Pirates added depth as well. This quartet will be joined by incoming freshman Jordan Otto (5-5, Fr., Savannah, Ga.), all-Coastal Empire honoree for St. Vincent’s Academy last season. In goal, senior Tracey Mitchell (5-11, Sr., Albany, Ga.) claimed a career-high 13-4-2 wins with a 1.29 GAA last season for the Pirates. Sophomore Meghan Mayville (5-8, Soph., Savannah, Ga.) gave up just two goals in 362 minutes of action in her debut season with the Pirates. The Pirates have been picked to finish second in a preseason poll of the Peach Belt coaches. Carey Patterson and Morgan Mitchell were also named to the PBC Preseason All-Conference team. AASU opens the season on Friday, September 3, traveling to Lynn for tournament action against the Knights and Florida Southern. AASU’s non-conference slate also features preseason SAC favorite Tusculum and preseason SSC favorite Rollins, as well as perennial strong regional programs Wingate and Queens (NC). The Pirates’ home opener will be on Wednesday, September 8, at 5:00 p.m. against BrewtonParker.
2010 Coaching Staff Head Coach Eric Faulconer
Eric Faulconer begins his sixth season at the helm of the Armstrong Atlantic State women’s soccer program. In just five short seasons, Faulconer has compiled a 70-27-8 record for the Pirates. His overall record stands at 138-71-14 in 11 seasons. In 2009, Faulconer led the Pirates to their first-ever Peach Belt Conference tournament championship with a 5-2 victory over Montevallo in the title match. AASU also earned its third NCAA Championships berth and collected its first NCAA postseason victory with a 5-0 shutout of Belmont Abbey in the first round of the Southeast Regional. Overall, the Pirates went 16-4-3, finished 8-2 in the Peach Belt and also finished the year ranked No. 23 in the NSCAA’s Division II Top 25 Poll. For his efforts, Faulconer earned NSCAA Southeast Region Coach of the Year honors for the third time in his career and second time at AASU. Faulconer graduated from Florida State with a bachelor’s degree in political science in 1992 and a master’s degree in public administration in 1996, with additional graduate course work in sports administration.
Assistant Coach Leeanna Woodworth
Leeanna Woodworth begins her third season as an assistant coach on Eric Faulconer’s women’s soccer staff at AASU. Woodworth was elevated to assistant coach prior to the 2008 season after serving the previous two years as a volunteer assistant coach. The 2004 Atlantic Sun Player of the Year for Gardner-Webb, Woodworth enjoyed a standout career for the Bulldogs, earning CoSIDA Academic All-America honors as a senior while also earning Atlantic Sun All-Conference honors three times. Woodworth graduated from Gardner-Webb with a bachelor’s degree in sports management and from AASU with a master’s degree in sports medicine.
2010 Quick Facts General Information
School: Armstrong Atlantic State University City/Zip: Savannah, GA 31419 Founded: 1935 Enrollment: 8,000 Nickname: Pirates Colors: Maroon and Gold Field Name: AASU Soccer Field Capacity: 1,000 Affiliation: NCAA Division II Conference: Peach Belt Conference President: Dr. Linda M. Bleicken Athletic Director: Andy Carter Athletic Phone: (912) 344-2813 Head Coach: Eric Faulconer (Florida State, ‘92) Record at AASU: 70-27-8 (5 years) Career Record: 138-71-14 (12 Years) Office Phone: (912) 344-3095 Dir. of Sports Communications: Chad Jackson Office Phone: (912) 344-3114 Website: www.aasupirates.com
Date Opponent Time Sept. 3-5 Lynn University Invitational (Boca Raton, Fla.) Sept. 3 at Lynn 3:00 p.m. Sept. 5 vs. Florida Southern Noon Sept. 8 Brewton Parker 5:00 p.m. Sept. 11 at Lander * 4:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at Tusculum 2:00 p.m. Assistant Coach Sept. 18 at Clayton State * 3:30 p.m. Sept. 22 Wingate 4:00 p.m. Hilary George Hilary George begins her fourth season Sept. 25 at Georgia Southwestern * 5:00 p.m. working with the AASU women’s soccer team, 5:00 p.m. specifically the goalkeepers. A four-year standout Sept. 29 USC Aiken * at Gardner-Webb University, George still holds Oct. 2 Montevallo * 1:00 p.m. the GWU single-season shutout record (7.5) and Oct. 6 at GCSU * 6:30 p.m. GAA record (0.81). George received her master’s degree in sports Oct. 9 Columbus State * 3:30 p.m. science and pedagogy from Gardner-Webb, carOct. 12 at Queens (NC) 6:00 p.m. rying a perfect 4.0 GPA. Oct. 16 North Georgia * 1:00 p.m. Oct. 20 at Flagler * 7:00 p.m. Oct. 23 UNC Pembroke * 3:30 p.m. Oct. 30 at Rollins 7:00 p.m. Nov. 2 PBC Tournament First-Round (Site TBA) Nov. 5-7 PBC Tournament Final Four (Evans, Ga.) Nov. 12-14 NCAA Regional (Site TBA) Nov. 19-21 NCAA Quarterfinals (Site TBA) Dec. 3-5 NCAA Final Four (Louisville, Ky.) Graduate Assistant Student Assistant * - Peach Belt Conference
2010 AASU Women’s Soccer Squad. Standing (l-r): Assistant Coach Leeanna Woodworth, Head Coach Eric Faulconer, Assistant Coach Hilary George, Morgan Mitchell, Erin O’Rourke, Kelli Bahr, Tracey Mitchell, Meghan Mayville, Carey Patterson, Courtney Cawley, Alyssa Anderson, Brooke Lamberth, Assistant Coach Kayley Ralton, Assistant Coach Kristin Burton. Kneeling (l-r): Katie Jesser, Emily Cattanach, Taylor Schultz, Andye Dawson, Nadima Skeff, Amber Raney, Lianne Stricklen, Kyndal Schaaf, Danielle Fey, Erin Holt. Sitting (l-r): Stephanie James, Madison Reed, Kristina Pascutti, Jordan Otto, Nettie Perkins, Elizabeth Kerkhoff, Amanda Morphis.
2010 Armstrong Atlantic State University Numerical Soccer Roster No. Player 00 Meghan Mayville 1 Tracey Mitchell 2 Morgan Mitchell 3 Katie Jesser 4 Andye Dawson 5 Brooke Lamberth 6 Lianne Stricklen 7 Erin O’Rourke 8 Courtney Cawley 9 Alyssa Anderson 10 Nadima Skeff 11 Kelli Bahr 12 Kristina Pascutti 14 Emily Cattanach 15 Stephanie James 16 Carey Patterson 18 Amber Raney 19 Elizabeth Kerkhoff 20 Amanda Morphis 21 Taylor Schultz 22 Madison Reed 23 Danielle Fey 24 Nettie Perkins 25 Erin Holt 26 Jordan Otto 34 Kyndal Schaaf #10 - NAH-juh-muh SKEFF
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Hometown / Previous School Savannah, Ga./Savannah Christian Albany, Ga./Deerfield-Windsor HS Lilburn, Ga./Parkview HS Lawrenceville, Ga./Brookwood HS Senoia, Ga./East Coweta HS Brooks, Ga./Whitewater HS Middleburg, Fla./Ridgeview HS Berkeley Lake, Ga./Providence Christian Savannah, Ga./Utah State University Niceville, Fla./Stillwater HS (Minn.) Brasilia, Brazil/Catholic University of Brasilia Middleton, Wisc./Middleton HS Lilburn, Ga./Parkview HS Fort Myers, Fla./South Fort Myers HS Marietta, Ga./Kell HS Panama City Beach, Fla./Arnold HS Marietta, Ga./Sprayberry HS Oxford, Ind./Benton Central HS Middleburg, Fla./Georgia Southwestern State Kennesaw, Ga./Kennesaw Mountain HS Cartersville, Ga./Cartersville HS Woodstock, Ga./Etowah HS Fayetteville, Ga./Starr’s Mill HS Marietta, Ga./Walton HS Savannah, Ga./St. Vincent’s Academy Columbus, Ga./Shaw HS
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