MEGHAN MAYVILLE 5-8 • Sr. • GK Savannah, Ga.
MAGGIE CARSON 5-6 • Soph. • GK Aurora, Ill.
MORGAN MITCHE LL 5-9 • Sr. • M Lilburn, Ga.
TAYLOR VALLEY 5-7 • Fr. • F Lutz, Fla.
AN DYE DAWSON 5-5 • Jr. • M/D Senoia, Ga.
Started 20 matches in 2011, going 15-2-3 with an 0.79 GAA ... Notched seven shutouts ... PBC Goalkeeper of the Week (Oct. 25) ... 3x PBC Presidential Honor Roll.
Played in 8 matches, making 4 starts in 2011 .... Went 3-1 with a 1.18 GAA ... Notched shutouts in first two collegiate starts, blanking NGA and Lenoir-Rhyne.
Three-time All-PBC and All-Region honoree ... Scored 11 goals with three assists in 2011, leading PBC in gamewinning goals with six ... 28 career goals.
All-State honoree at Steinbrenner HS ... Scored twice and had an assist in FACA AllStar Game... Leading goal scorer for club FC Tampa.
Started all 24 matches as a sophomore ... Tallied 5 goals and 8 assists ... Ranked 2nd in PBC in assists ... All-PBC and NSCAA All-Region honoree in 2011.
BROOKE LAM BERTH 5-7 • Sr. • D Brooks, Ga.
MARY MARGARET DAVIS 5-1 • Soph. • M Savannah, Ga.
Has played in 47 matches in her three seasons with the Pirates ... Scored her first collegiate goal at Lander on Sept. 11, 2010 ... 3x PBC Presidential Honor Roll.
Played in 22 matches in 2011, scoring 2 goals with 3 assists ... Savannah Morning News Player of the Year in 2010 for St. Vincent’s Academy.
NADIMA SKEFF 5-8 • Sr. • M/F Brasilia, Brazil
2011 PBC Tournament MVP, scoring winning goals in semifinal and final matches ... Has scored 15 goals in two seasons with the Pirates ... 2011 NSCAA All-Region.
TAYLOR RUSSELL 5-11 • Fr. • D Marietta, Ga.
Transfer from Appalachian State ... Two-time Team MVP at Kell HS ... Played club at NASA and GSA in RIII Premier League .... Georgia ODP from 2006-10.
ANASTASIA WHITEHOUSE 5-8 • Fr. • M/D Evans, Ga.
Four-year standout at Evans HS ... All-Region honoree for the Panthers ... Played club for Augusta Arsenal ... Member of Georgia State ODP Team from 2008-11.
KRISTINA PASCUTTI 5-4 • Sr. • F Lilburn, Ga.
2011 co-PBC Player of the Year ... NSCAA second-team All-American ... CoSIDA Academic All-American ... Led team with 12 goals in 2011, ranking 3rd in PBC.
COURTNEY CAWLEY 5-7 • Sr. • M Savannah, Ga.
Played in 19 matches, starting 18, in 2011 ... Started all 20 games in 2010, earning secondteam All-Peach Belt honors ... Transfer from Utah State.
6-1 • Soph. • F/D Savannah, Ga.
Played in 23 matches in 2011 ... Scored three goals with two assists ... Tallied 24 shots, seven on goal ... Won three region titles at St. Vincent’s Academy ... Team MVP for the Saints.
A’’SHANAE MONROE 5-5 • Jr. • D/F McDonough, Ga.
Played in 23 matches in 2011, notching three assists ... Transfer from Ole Miss ... School-record holder for goals in a season (35) at Eagles Landing HS.
EMILY CATTANACH 5-6 • Sr. • F/M Fort Myers, Fla.
Played in all 24 matches in 2011 ... Scored three goals with four assists ... Has 10 career goals and assists in three seasons with the Pirates ... 3x PBC Presidential Honor Roll.
STEPHANIE JAMES 5-5 • Jr. • D Marietta, Ga.
STINA STADIG 5-5 • Fr. • M/F Lomma, Sweden
Has started 35 matches over two seasons for the Pirates on the back line ... Has played 2,799 minutes for the Pirates ... 2x PBC Presidential Honor Roll honoree.
Made five appearances for the Sweden U16 National Team ... Captain of the European U17 Championship club team Ldb FC Malmo.
TAYLOR SCHULTZ 5-6 • Jr. • D Kennesaw, Ga.
Played in all 24 matches, logging 1884 minutes of action, most among defenders in 2011 ... Played in eight matches in 2010 ... Member of PBC Presidential Honor Roll.
DANIE LLE FEY
5-6 • Sr. • F Woodstock, Ga.
Played in all 24 matches in 2011, notching three assists ... Played in 19 matches in 2010 ... Scored six goals and tallied four assists ... 2010 All-PBC Tournament Team honoree.
AM BER RANEY 5-6 • Sr. • D Marietta, Ga.
Has played in 61 matches over three seasons for the Pirates on the back line ... Two career assists ... 3x PBC Presidential Honor Roll honoree.
CAN DACE COSBY 5-6 • Fr. • M Albany, Ga.
Three-time All-State honoree at Deerfield Windsor HS in Albany ... Region Player of the Year as a sophomore and All-Region Player all five years for the Knights.
BRIANNE MATARAZZO 5-8 • Soph. • D Fort Myers, Fla.
RACHE L HATCH 5-7 • Soph. • F Leesburg, Ga.
Played in 24 matches in 2011 ... Scored one goal with three assists ... Took 17 shots, nine on goal ... All-State, All-Area and All-County honoree for Cypress Lake HS.
Transfer from Darton College ... Scored 10 goals and three assists in 13 matches as a freshman ... Two-time Albany Herald HS Player of the Year at Lee County HS.
JORDAN OTTO 5-5 • Jr. • F Savannah, Ga.
Played in 21 matches in 2011 ... Scored two goals with one assist ... Played in 19 matches in 2010 ... Scored five goals with five assists for 15 points ... 2x PBC Presidential Honor Roll.
MORGAN LUCKIE 5-3 • Fr. • GK Charlotte, N.C.
First-team All-State honoree for Charlotte Catholic HS ... Played club for Carolina Soccer Academy ... Former member of NC ODP program.
2011 PBC REGULAR SE ASON CHAM PIONS 2011 PBC TOURNAMENT CHAM PIONS 2011 NCAA DII SOUTHE AST REGION CHAM PIONS 2011 NCAA DII FINAL FOUR PARTICI PANTS
2012 SE ASON PREVIEW
The climb to the top for Armstrong Atlantic State University women’s soccer has been steady, but the 2011 season saw all the patience and hard work pay off as the Pirates finished the season with the program’s first berth in the NCAA Final Four, winning not only the NCAA Southeast Region title but the Peach Belt Conference regular season and tournament titles along the way. One can argue that staying at the summit takes even more than the initial ascent and there’s no doubt that the Pirates will have a target on their back from the rest of the Peach Belt Conference, the Southeast region and nationally. The 2011 team went 18-3-3, tying a school record for most wins in a season while achieving the highest final ranking in school history, ending the year ranked No. 3. The 2012 edition of the Pirates starts the year with the same lofty No. 3 ranking, but with Armstrong returning a solid 19 players from the 2011 team, the foundation is in place to duplicate last year’s tremendous success. The front line for the Pirates begins with 2011 co-Peach Belt Conference Player of the Year Kristina Pascutti (5-4, Sr., Lilburn, Ga.), who led the Pirates and ranked third in the PBC in goals scored with 12 while earning NSCAA All-American honors. Fellow senior Nadima Skeff (5-8, Sr., Brasilia, Brazil) came on strong late last year, scoring the match-winning goals in the PBC TournaSenior forward Kristina Pascutti was the PBC’s co-Player of the Year in 2011, scoring ment semifinal and final a team-best 12 goals while also earning matches to claim PBC NSCAA All-American honors. Tournament MVP honors. The Pirates have even more depth at forward with returning seniors Emily Cattanach (5-6, Sr., Fort Myers, Fla.) and Danielle Fey (5-6, Sr., Woodstock, Ga.) providing valuable experience while junior Jordan Otto (5-5, Jr., Savannah, Ga.) will look to regain her freshman form after a tough injury-filled sophomore season. Casey Dixon (6-1, Soph., Savannah, Ga.) had a solid debut season last year with three goals and three assists. Newcomers to the Pirates on the front line include freshman Taylor Valley (5-7, Fr., Lutz, Fla.), who is the all-time leading scorer for FC Tampa, as well as Darton College transfer Rachel Hatch (5-7, Soph., Leesburg, Ga.), who tallied 10 goals and three assists as a freshman. The Pirates’ starting midfield returns from a year ago and features plenty of experience and accolades. All-PBC and AllRegion senior Morgan Mitchell (5-9, Sr., Lilburn, Ga.) led the Peach Belt in game-winning goals and it was her two tallies that sent Armstrong through to the Final Four in the 2-1 victory over Tampa. Courtney Cawley (5-7, Sr., Savannah, Ga.) remains solid as the Pirates’ main holding midfielder, logging 39 starts over the last two seasons, while All-PBC and All-Region
honoree Andye Dawson (5-5, Jr., Senoia, Ga.) led the Pirates and ranked second in the Peach Belt in assists with eight. Both Cattanach and Skeff give coach Faulconer the flexibility to use different formations as each has had extensive midfield experience. Sophomore Mary Margaret Davis (5-1, Soph., Savannah, Ga.) suffered an injury in preseason and will be limited this season, so the Pirates will turn to a trio of newcomers for added depth in the midfield with former Sweden U16 National team player Stina Stadig (5-5, Fr., Lomma, Sweden), along with Georgia freshmen Anastasia Whitehouse (5-8, Fr., Evans, Ga.) and Candace Cosby (5-8, Fr., Albany, Ga.). The biggest loss from last year’s squad is the departure of team captain and central defender Kelli Bahr, an All-American, but the Pirates bring back three-fourths of their starting back line that combined to limit opponents to just 0.87 goals per game. Junior Taylor Schultz (5-6, Jr., Kennesaw, Ga.) logged 1,884 minutes of action at center back for the Pirates last season, while junior Stephanie James (5-5, Jr., Marietta, Ga.) and senior Amber Raney (5-6, Sr., Marietta, Ga.) capably manned the left and right back spots. Competition will be fierce, however, as the Pirates also return senior Brooke Lamberth (5-7, Sr., Brooks, Ga.), junior A’shanae Monroe (5-5, Jr., McDonough, Ga.) and sophomore Brianne Senior midfielder/forward Nadima Matarazzo (5-8, Soph., Fort Skeff was the 2011 PBC Tournament MVP, scoring the game-winners for the Myers, Fla.). Cattanach and Pirates in both the semifinals and finals Dixon also gained valuable experience in the back last season and could see time there in 2012. Appalachian State transfer Taylor Russell (5-11, Fr., Marietta, Ga.) has enough size and experience to slide in at the other center back position vacated by Bahr. Goalkeeping is solid as well with returning starter Meghan Mayville (5-8, Sr., Savannah, Ga.) coming off of an excellent season that culminated in a PBC All-Tournament Team selection. Sophomore Maggie Carson (5-6, Soph., Aurora, Ill.) delivered two shutouts in her first two starts in NCAA play after Mayville went down with an injury, and incoming freshman Morgan Luckie (5-3, Fr., Charlotte, N.C.) comes to Armstrong from the North Carolina ODP program and a successful club career at Carolina Soccer Academy. In addition to the Pirates’ lofty No. 3 preseason NSCAA’s Top 25 coaches’ poll, the Pirates have been picked to repeat at Peach Belt Conference champions in a preseason poll of the league’s coaches. Seniors Mitchell, Pascutti and Skeff were each named to the Preseason All-PBC squad. The Pirates open the 2012 season on Friday, August 31st, traveling to No. 2 Grand Valley State University for a 7:00 p.m. clash and Armstrong’s non-conference schedule includes region foes Wingate and Coker as well as perennial powers Florida Tech and West Florida from the South region.
2012 COACHING STAFF HE AD COACH ERIC FAULCONER
Eric Faulconer begins his eighth season at the helm of the Armstrong Atlantic State University women’s soccer program. In seven seasons, Faulconer has compiled an 102-34-13 record for the Pirates. His overall record stands at 170-78-19 in 13 seasons. The 2011 season was a memorable one for Faulconer and the Pirates as Armstrong advanced all the way to the NCAA Final Four in Pensacola, Fla., finishing as NCAA Semifinalists and also finishing the year ranked No. 3 in the NSCAA Division II Top 25 national rankings. Armstrong captured the 2011 Peach Belt Conference regular season and tournament titles, then knocked off North Georgia and LenoirRhyne en route to the school’s first NCAA Southeast Region title. A thrilling 2-1 win over Tampa in the NCAA Quarterfinals propelled the Pirates to the Final Four. The Pirates finished the season with an 18-3-3 overall record and for the third straight year were unbeaten at home, extending their home unbeaten streak to 30 consecutive matches. He was named the PBC’s Coach of the Year for the second straight season as well as the NSCAA Southeast Region Coach of the Year for a third straight year and fourth time in seven seasons at the helm of Armstrong soccer. Faulconer was tabbed to start the Armstrong Atlantic State University women’s soccer program in 2005 after a successful stint at Thomas University, where he also built the Night Hawks program from scratch, beginning in 1999. He graduated from Florida State University 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.
GRAD. ASSISTANT COACH KRISTIN BURTON
ASSISTANT COACH JESSICA CHI PPLE
GRAD. ASSISTANT COACH KAYLEY RALTON
GOALKE E PING COACH BRAD NE IN
2012 QUICK FACTS GENERAL INFORMATION
School: Armstrong Atlantic State University City/Zip: Savannah, GA 31419 Founded: 1935 Enrollment: 7,650 Nickname: Pirates Colors: Maroon and Gold Field Name: Armstrong Soccer Field Capacity: 1,000 Affiliation: NCAA Division II Conference: Peach Belt Conference President: Dr. Linda M. Bleicken Athletic Director: Lisa Sweany Athletic Phone: (912) 344-2813 Head Coach: Eric Faulconer (Florida State, ‘92) Record at Armstrong: 102-34-13 (7 years) Career Record: 170-78-19 (13 Years) Office Phone: (912) 344-3095 Graduate Assistant Coaches: Kayley Ralton, Kristin Burton Assistant Coach: Jessica Chipple Goalkeeping Coach: Brad Nein Dir. of Sports Communications: Chad Jackson Office Phone: (912) 344-3114 Website: www.armstrongpirates.com
2012 SCHE DULE DATE OPPONENT TIME Aug. 31-Sept. 2 at Grand Valley State Kickoff Tournament Aug. 31 at Grand Valley State 7:00 p.m. Sept. 2 vs. Ferris State 11:00 a.m. Sept. 7 Florida Tech 5:00 p.m. Sept. 8 Coker 3:30 p.m. Sept. 12 Wingate 5:00 p.m. Sept. 15 Columbus State * 2:00 p.m. Sept. 21 Montevallo * 4:00 p.m. Sept. 26 at UNC Pembroke * 5:00 p.m. Sept. 29 North Georgia * 1:00 p.m. Oct. 3 at Clayton State * 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at Young Harris * 1:00 p.m. Oct. 8 at West Florida 5:00 p.m. Oct. 13 Georgia College * 3:30 p.m. Oct. 15 Thomas (Ga.) 4:00 p.m. Oct. 17 USC Aiken * 4:00 p.m. Oct. 20 at Georgia Southwestern * 3:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at Flagler * 7:00 p.m. Oct. 27 at Lander * 1:00 p.m. Oct. 30 PBC Tournament First-Round (Site TBA) Nov. 2-4 PBC Tournament Final Four (Evans, Ga.) Nov. 9-11 NCAA Regional (Site TBA) Nov. 16-18 NCAA Quarterfinals (Site TBA) Nov. 29-Dec. 1 NCAA Final Four (Evans, Ga.) * - Peach Belt Conference
2012 Armstrong Atlantic State University Women’s Soccer Squad. Standing (l-r): Emily Cattanach, Rachel Hatch, Nadima Skeff, Courtney Cawley, Taylor Russell, Casey Dixon, Morgan Mitchell, Brianne Matarazzo, Taylor Schultz, Anastasia Whitehouse, Brooke Lamberth, Amber Raney. Kneeling (l-r): Jordan Otto, Kristina Pascutti, Stina Stadig, Candace Cosby, Andye Dawson, Morgan Luckie, Meghan Mayville, Maggie Carson, Mary Margaret Davis, Taylor Valley, Stephanie James, A’shanae Monroe, Danielle Fey.
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2012 Armstrong Atlantic State University Numerical Soccer Roster
Player Pos. Meghan Mayville 5-8 Maggie Carson 5-6 Morgan Mitchell 5-9 Taylor Valley 5-7 Andye Dawson 5-5 Brooke Lamberth 5-7 Mary Margaret Davis 5-1 Anastasia Whitehouse 5-8 Courtney Cawley 5-7 A’shanae Monroe 5-5 Nadima Skeff 5-8 Taylor Russell 5-11 Kristina Pascutti 5-4 Casey Dixon 6-1 Emily Cattanach 5-6 Stephanie James 5-5 Stina Stadig 5-5 Amber Raney 5-6 Brianne Matarazzo 5-8 Rachel Hatch 5-7 Taylor Schultz 5-6 Danielle Fey 5-6 Candace Cosby 5-8 Jordan Otto 5-5 Morgan Luckie 5-3
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Hometown / Previous School Savannah, Ga. / Savannah Christian Aurora, Ill. / Waubonsie Valley Lilburn, Ga. / Parkview HS Lutz, Fla. / Steinbrenner HS Senoia, Ga. / East Coweta HS Brooks, Ga. / Whitewater HS Savannah, Ga. / St. Vincent’s Academy Evans, Ga. / Lakeside Evans HS Savannah, Ga. / Utah State University McDonough, Ga. / Mississippi Brasilia, Brazil / Catholic University of Brasilia Marietta, Ga. / Appalachian State Lilburn, Ga. / Parkview HS Savannah, Ga. / St. Vincent’s Academy Fort Myers, Fla. / South Fort Myers HS Marietta, Ga. / Kell HS Lomma, Sweden / Polhemskolan Marietta, Ga. / Sprayberry HS Fort Myers, Fla. / Cypress Lake HS Leesburg, Ga. / Darton College Kennesaw, Ga. / Kennesaw Mountain HS Woodstock, Ga. / Etowah HS Albany, Ga. / Deerfield Windsor HS Savannah, Ga. / St. Vincent’s Academy Charlotte, N.C. / Charlotte Catholic HS
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