Page 1


TABLE OF CONTENTS TABLE OF CONTENTS

Head Coach........................................................... Al Alvine Alma Mater.............................Robert Morris (Pa.), 1992 Record at Cal U..................................... 53-27-9, 5th year Career Record................................110-62-16, 10th year Soccer Office Phone.................................. 724.938.1695 E-mail........................................................ alvine@calu.edu Assistant Coach...............................................Gene Smith Alma Mater........................................Norwich (Vt.), 1998 E-mail....................................................smith_g@calu.edu

First Season......................................................................1990 All-Time Record.....................................177-203-29 (.468) PSAC West Championships............................................... 1 PSAC Tournament Appearances..................................... 2 All-Time PSAC Tournament Record........................ 3-1-1 NCAA Appearances............................................................. 2 All-Time NCAA Postseason Record......................... 3-1-2

WOMEN’S SOCCER SUPPORT STAFF

2010 Overall Record..................................................18-1-4 2010 PSAC Record/Finish.............................. 12-1-1/2nd 2010 Final NSCAA Ranking.........................................14th

FAST FACTS ABOUT CAL U

Sports Information Director....................Matthew Kifer Office Phone...................................................724.938.4552 E-Mail............................................................. kifer@calu.edu Assistant SID..........................................Beth Ann Conway Office Phone...................................................724.938.4519 E-Mail..................................................conway_b@calu.edu

KEY PHONE NUMBERS

The 2011 media guide has been written and edited by Matthew Kifer, Sports Information Director, and Sean King to assist in covering California University women’s soccer in the 2011 season. Design and layout by Beth Ann Conway. Photos by Stephen Bates, Ken Brooks, Ryno Production, ADM Photography, Greg Sofranko and SAI Photographers. Contents of this guide are subject to change and will be supplemented during the season by the Sports Information Office. All requests for additional information, including photographs, game accommodations and press passes, should be forwarded to the Sports Information Office.

President’s Office..........................................724.938.4400 Admissions......................................................724.938.4404 Alumni Relations..........................................724.938.4418 Athletic Office................................................724.938.4351 Bookstore........................................................724.938.4324 Equipment Manager...................................724.938.5927 Financial Aid...................................................724.938.4415 Soccer Office..................................................724.938.1695 Sports Information.......................................724.938.4552

ABOUT CAL U

The mission of intercollegiate athletics at California University of Pennsylvania is to provide student-athletes opportunities to participate in a comprehensive program of athletic competition.

HISTORY

Location..........................................................California, Pa. Founded..........................................................................1852 Enrollment.....................................................................9,017 Nickname.................................................................. Vulcans Colors.................................................................. Black & Red President.......................................Dr. Angelo Armenti, Jr. V.P./Student Development.........Dr. Lenora Angelone Assoc. V.P./Athletic Development............ Frank Bauer Athletic Director....................................Dr. Thomas Pucci Assoc. AD/SWA.......................................Dr. Karen Hjerpe Faculty Athletic Rep..................Dr. William Biddington Head Athletic Trainer.............................Dr. Jamie Weary Sports Information Director.................. Matthew Kifer Athletic Admin. Assistant........................Carolyn Tardd Dir. Ath. Facilities/Services............................. Ed Whited Facility............................................. Phillipsburg Complex Capacity............................................................................. 500 Affiliations................................................ NCAA Division II Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Athletic Fax....................................................724.938.5849 Website........................................... www.calvulcans.com

SPORTS INFORMATION

Cal U’s 2011 Women’s Soccer media guide is the result of work and research of current sports information personnel and those who have come before. This publication was created with the purpose of educating and informing the media and general public.

2010 REVIEW

Women’s Soccer Athletic Trainer.............Amber Boyle Director of Athletic Performance..........Dr. Brian Oddi Strength & Conditioning............................. Bob Sepesy Head Athletic Trainer.............................Dr. Jamie Weary

TEAM INFORMATION

CREDITS

PLAYERS

PROGRAM HISTORY

COACHING STAFF

COACHING INFORMATION

2011 2011PREVIEW PREVIEW

The Vulcans made their second-straight appearance in the Round of 16 in the NCAA Tournament last season.

Team Photo...........................................Inside Front Cover At A Glance.............................................................................2 Season Preview.....................................................................3 Coaching Staff.......................................................................4 Roster........................................................................................5 Geographical Breakdown..................................................5 Senior Profiles........................................................................6 Returning Players.............................................................. 11 Newcomers.......................................................................... 13 Academic Success............................................................. 15 Season Review.................................................................... 16 2010 Results........................................................................ 16 2010 Statistics..................................................................... 17 Women’s Soccer History.................................................. 18 Record Book........................................................................ 19 All-Time Honors................................................................. 19 PSAC....................................................................................... 20 President Dr. Angelo Armenti, Jr.................................. 21 University & Athletic Administration.......................... 22 University Profile................................................................ 23 Convocation Center............................ Inside Back Cover

Cal U posted the highest winning percentage in program history last season.

2011 CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA WOMEN’S SOCCER GUIDE

1


CAL U HEAD COACHES Baseball.................................................................Mike Conte Men’s Basketball................................................... Bill Brown Women’s Basketball...................................... Mark Swasey Cheerleading/Dance......................................Marcia Boyd M/W Cross Country..................................Daniel Caulfield Football........................................................ John Luckhardt Men’s Golf......................................................Peter Coughlin Women’s Golf..............................................MerriLyn Gibbs Men’s Soccer..................................................Dennis Laskey Women’s Soccer......................................................Al Alvine Softball......................................................... Rick Bertagnolli Swimming............................................................... Ed Denny Tennis.............................................................Pablo Montana M/W Track & Field.....................................Roger Kingdom Volleyball..................................................Peter Letourneau

The 2011 Cal U women’s soccer media guide is a multi-purpose publication for use by the news media, as well as fans and alumni of California University of Pennsylvania. Additional information is available to the media upon request from the Sports Information Office. News releases and photographs will only be made available to members of the news media.

CAL U ATHLETIC SUPPORT STAFF Dr. William Biddington...................Faculty Athletic Rep. Chelsey Pryor Burk..............Athletic Business Manager Kelly Collins........................................... Academic Advisor Beth Ann Conway.....Ast. Sports Information Director Travis Eisentrout................ Athletic Events Coordinator Ben Hilborn....................................... Equipment Manager Shannon Kelley..........Director of Athletic Fundraising Matthew Kifer.................... Sports Information Director Matt Luckhardt...........Director of Athletic Fundraising Annie Malkowiak.......Director of Athletic Fundraising Brian Oddi..................Director of Athletic Performance Ron Sealy................Facilities Manager - Roadman Park Bob Sepesy..................Strength & Conditioning Coach Carolyn Tardd............. Administrative Ast. for Athletics Ross Vecchio................Director of Athletic Fundraising Dr. Jamie Weary................. Director of Athletic Training Ed Whited......Director of Facilities & Athletic Services

Head Coach Al Alvine Coach Alvine is available for interviews during the season. Please coordinate all requests for personal interviews with Coach Alvine through the Sports Information Office at 724.938.4552.

2011 2011PREVIEW PREVIEW

COACHING STAFF

PLAYERS

2010 REVIEW

HISTORY

ABOUT CAL U

AT A GLANCE

Mailing Address: 250 University Avenue California, Pa. 15419 www.calu.edu www.calvulcans.com NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT California University of Pennsylvania is an academic community dedicated to the ideals of justice, fairness and equal opportunity for all. In compliance with federal and state laws, the University is committed to providing equal educational and employment opportunities for all persons without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, ancestry, sexual orientation, or status as a disabled or Vietnam-era veteran. The University will not tolerate racial, ethnic or sexual discrimination. Sexual harassment is considered by law to be a form of sexual discrimination and is, therefore, unacceptable. Direct equal opportunity and affirmative action inquiries or complaints to the Special Assistant to the President for EEEO/University Ombudsperson, Office of Social Equity, South Hall 112, 724.938.4014. Direct inquiries regarding services or facilities accessibility to the ADA/504 Compliance Officer, Office of Student Development and Services, Residence Building B, 724-938-4076. Direct Title IX inquiries to the Senior Woman Administrator/Title IX Coordinator, Department of Athletics, Hamer Hall 248, 724.938.4351.

2

Credentials All media attending California University of Pennsylvania soccer home games are requested to notify the Sports Information Office. Credentials for home games are issued for working media only and should be requested as early as possible.

Players All player interviews must be coordinated through the California University of Pennsylvania Sports Information Office. All player interviews require at least one day notice. Players are available for interviews as their schedule permits.

Vulcan Website Statistics, press releases, media guides, and other Cal U material may also be found on the official Cal U Athletic Website. Visit www.calvulcans.com to find the Vulcans online. Vulcans go Mobile Cal U has partnered with Songwhale, a mobilemarketing company based in Pittsburgh. To stay connected, fans can text the word VULCANS to WHALE (94253) to sign up for score updates, alerts and prize giveaways all via text message to your mobile phone. Cal Fusion Cal U has also partnered with Blackboard Mobile. Make Athletics accessible on the go! Download Cal Fusion and access the athletics icon to get up-todate news, schedules and scores. Social Media Fans can also follow the Vulcans through social media on both Facebook (facebook.com/calvulcans) and Twitter (@calvulcans).

2011 SCHEDULE SEPTEMBER Thur. 1 ALDERSON-BROADDUS Sat. 3 at Charleston (W.Va.) Wed. 7 at Indiana (Pa.)* Sun. 11 WEST VIRGINIA WESLEYAN Fri. 16 SLIPPERY ROCK* Sat. 17 LOCK HAVEN* Tues. 20 at West Chester* Sat. 24 EAST STROUDSBURG* Wed. 28 GANNON* OCTOBER Sat. 1 at Mercyhurst* Fri. 7 at Mansfield* Sat. 8 at Kutztown* Wed. 12 DAVIS & ELKINS Sat. 15 CLARION* Wed. 19 at Bloomsburg* Sat. 22 MILLERSVILLE* Tues. 25 at Edinboro* Sat. 29 SHIPPENSBURG* NOVEMBER Tues. 1 PSAC Quarterfinals Fri. 4 PSAC Semifinals Sat. 5 PSAC Finals All dates and times are subject to change HOME GAMES IN ALL CAPS * - PSAC game

2011 CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA WOMEN’S SOCCER GUIDE

4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 1 p.m. 2 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 11 a.m. 4 p.m.

4 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 2 p.m. 3 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 6 p.m. 3 p.m.

TBA TBA TBA


SEASON PREVIEW PRESEASON CAPSULE

2011 2011PREVIEW PREVIEW

Starters Returning (8) MF Sara Di Benedetto (5-5, Sr.)

All-PSAC Third-Team; 3 goals, 2 asts

MF Erin Feltz (5-10, Sr.)

Started 20 games; 1 goal, 4 asts

D

Kelsey Fisher (5-8, Sr.)

Made 21 starts; 1 ast

GK Paula Jackson (6-1, Sr.)

Name G A P Sh Bethany Smyda 16 11 43 89 Carley Work 6 4 16 40 Kayla Fransko 6 1 13 49 Sara Di Benedetto 3 2 8 56 Kristen Orrett 2 3 7 14

Name Paula Jackson

GAA SvPct Sho 0.34 .902 13

All-PSAC First-Team; 2 goals, 2 asts

D

Kristen Orrett (5-6, Sr.)

All-PSAC Third-Team; 2 goals, 3 asts

F

Bethany Smyda (5-3, So.)

PSAC Freshman of the Year; 16 goals, 11 asts

MF Chaning Wimer (5-10, Sr.)

Starters Lost (3) MF Carina Honeygosky (5-5, Sr.)

Made 14 starts; 2 goals, 2 asts

D

Elizabeth Johnston (5-4, Jr.)

Started all 23 games; 1 goal, 3 asts

F

Sam Regney (5-4, Sr.)

NSCAA First-Team All-Region; 8 goals, 9 asts

Key Returnees MF Darija Davidson (5-5, Sr.) Made nine starts; 1 goal, 4 asts F Kayla Fransko (5-8, Jr.)

Made four starts; 6 goals, 1 ast

F F

Kelsey Russo (5-9, So.)

All-PSAC Third-Team; 6 goals, 4 asts

2010 REVIEW

Did not play in 2010; 5 goals, 1 ast in 2009

Carley Work (5-5, Jr.)

Actual PSAC NCAA 2.65 1 14 0.376 1 4 0.609 2 13 0.870 t-1 t-5 0.894 1 t-7

Stats Returning Category Goals Assists Points Shots Goalie Minutes Saves Shutouts

Actual Return Pct. 61 41 67.2 63 38 60.3 185 120 64.9 532 381 71.6 2154 2154 100.0 76 76 100.0 14 14 100.0

2011 CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA WOMEN’S SOCCER GUIDE

3

ABOUT CAL U

2010 Rankings Category Scoring Offense Goals-Against Avg. Shutout Pct. Win-Lost-Tied Pct. Save Pct.

HISTORY

consistency in her first three years, posting one goal and four assists for six points each season. Wimer has totaled 17 points in three seasons while starting 60 games. Davidson has appeared in 67 career games with one goal and nine assists. After starting 24 games in 2009, she transitioned to a reserve role during the 2010 campaign. At forward, the top returning scorer for the Vulcans, Bethany Smyda, will miss the 2011 season after suffering an injury late in the spring season. As a true freshman a year ago, Smyda earned PSAC Freshman of the Year honors as well as being named the Daktronics Atlantic Region Player of the Year after finishing second in the conference in goals (16) and points (43) and leading the league in assists (11). The Vulcans will also have to replace the scoring of Sam Regney, who finished her three-year Cal U career among the school’s all-time leaders with 23 goals and 66 points after eight goals and nine assists last season. With Smyda out for the season, Cal U will look to the trio of juniors Kayla Fransko and Carley Work and sophomore Kelsey Russo to fill the void offensively. As sophomores in 2010, Fransko and Work finished tied for third on the team with six goals each, while Work added four assists and garnered All-PSAC recognition for the second time. Russo, who did not play in 2010, recorded five goals and 11 points as a true freshman in 2009. Also expecting to see a bigger role in the offense will be senior Jodi McDonald who has made 48 appearances in three years and collected 12 points (four goals, four assists). Fifth-year head coach Al Alvine has also added offensive firepower with the addition of Breeanna Robinson, a transfer from NCAA Division I Hartford. In three years with the Hawks, Robinson has totaled 15 goals and six assists for 36 points while making 40 starts in 51 career appearances. As a true freshman in 2008, Robinson earned America East allconference accolades, as well as being named to the all-rookie team.

Started 18 games; 2 goals

PLAYERS

During the 2010 campaign, the Vulcans led the PSAC in every offensive category, including shots, goals, assists and points. Cal U also had one of the top defenses in the conference allowing just nine goals (0.39 per game). This propelled the Vulcans to the first PSAC Championship Game appearance in program history and a second-straight NCAA Tournament berth. Having already established herself as one of the nation’s top goalkeepers, senior Paula Jackson returns for her final season. In 2010, the native of Jamaica led the PSAC in goals-against average (0.34) and save percentage (.902), which ranked third and fifth in the nation, respectively. She also broke her own school record by posting 13 shutouts, secondmost in the PSAC. Jackson will once again play behind an experienced (170 combined starts) and talented group of defenders as three seniors return in the back in Kelsey Fisher, Kayla Klimasko and Kristen Orrett. These three anchored a defense in 2010 that ranked first in the PSAC by allowing just nine goals in 23 games. The defenders have also proven that they can contribute on the offensive attack as well, with those four combining to tally five goals, nine assists and 19 points last season. Klimasko, a threetime NSCAA all-region representative, finished with career highs of two goals and two assists while Orrett tied her career high with seven points (two goals, three assists) as both earned All-PSAC honors. The Vulcans return three starters in the midfield as well as a key reserve, and each veteran maintains the theme of senior leadership. Sara Di Benedetto, Erin Feltz and Chaning Wimer combined to start 51 games last year, while Darija Davidson appeared in 22 contests in 2010. In her first year with the program, Di Benedetto tallied three goals and two assists while appearing in all 23 games and earning All-PSAC laurels. Feltz has been a model of

RETURNING GOALKEEPER LEADER

Kayla Klimasko (5-7, Sr.)

COACHING STAFF

RETURNING OFFENSIVE LEADERS

Ranked third in the country with 0.34 GAA

D


COACHING STAFF ABOUT CAL U

AL ALVINE HEAD COACH Fifth Year at Cal U alvine@calu.edu

HISTORY

THE ALVINE FILE Name: Al Alvine Born: Nov. 10, 1970 Hometown: Butler, N.J. College: Robert Morris (Pa.), 1992

2007-11 Cal U Head Coach 2005-06 Saint Anselm Head Coach 2002-04 Castleton Head Coach

2011 PREVIEW

COACHING STAFF COACHING STAFF

PLAYERS

2010 REVIEW

COACHING EXPERIENCE

Al Alvine enters his fifth season as head coach at Cal U in 2011. He has built the Vulcans into one of the premier teams in not only the PSAC, but the entire country. Last season, the Vulcans made a secondstraight appearance in the Round of 16 in the NCAA Tournament and played in the program’s first PSAC Championship Game. Cal U finished the year with an 18-1-4 record and boasted the top scoring offense and defense in the PSAC. The Vulcans were ranked No. 14 in the final NSCAA Top 25 poll after being ranked as high as No. 4 during the season. In 2009, Cal U finished with a 19-6-1 record and placed first in the PSAC West standings with a 10-3-1 divisional mark. The Vulcans then earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament and advanced to the quarterfinal round after allowing only two goals in four games. Following the season, Alvine was selected the PSAC West and National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Atlantic Regional Coach of the Year and Cal U was ranked No. 9 in the final NSCAA Top 25 poll. After a tough four-win season in his first year with the Vulcans, he directed the program to an eight-win improvement in 2008. With a 12-5-3 overall record, Cal U was the most improved team in NCAA Division II that season and posted the seventh-biggest turnaround in NCAA history. Prior to his arrival at Cal U, Alvine served as head coach for two years at Saint Anselm

(N.H.). In each of his two seasons with the program, he led the Hawks to 10-win campaigns after the program failed to post a winning season in six years prior to his arrival. In 2006, Alvine guided the Hawks to a 10-7-3 record and their first postseason win in more than a decade. Alvine, a native of Butler, N.J., started his head coaching career at Castleton State (Vt.) in 2002. The Spartans, who had suffered nine-straight losing seasons prior to his arrival, posted a 15-5-1 mark in 2003. The following year, Alvine guided Castleton State to its best record in program history at 16-4-1. In addition to his positions within the college ranks, he has coached numerous other teams at various levels. Alvine served as head coach of the New Hampshire Lady Phantoms of the W-League, rated as the top amateur women’s soccer league in the country and the secondranked league in the world. At the youth level, he has served as head coach of the under-17 girls Olympic Development Program (ODP) girl’s program in Vermont and New Hampshire, Director of Coaching for the Rutland County Soccer Club in Vermont and as a staff coach for the NH Classics, a premier soccer organization in New

GENE SMITH ASSISTANT COACH Second Year at Cal U smith_g@calu.edu Following a five-year stint as a head coach, Gene Smith enters his second season as an assistant coach with Cal U in 2011. In his first year with the program, Smith helped coach the Vulcans to an 18-1-4 record with a second-straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament. In 2010, Cal U also advanced to the title game of the PSAC Tournament for the first time in program history. The Vulcans featured the highest scoring offense in the league behind the play of PSAC Freshman of the Year Bethany Smyda.

4

Smith previously served five seasons as the head women’s soccer coach at Plymouth State, a NCAA Division III program in Plymouth, N.H. While with the Panthers, he guided the program to 30-46-10 overall record (.407) with four-straight appearances in the Little East Conference Tournament (2005-08). In his second year at Plymouth State, Smith guided the program to a three-win improvement before finishing with an 8-9 record in 2007. During his tenure, he coached twotime, all-conference forward Lauren Lavery, who finished

Hampshire. A 1992 graduate from Robert Morris (Pa.), Alvine was a four-year starter and senior captain on the varsity soccer team. During his scholastic career at DePaul High School in Wayne, N.J., he was a four-year starter, three-year all-state selection and two-year captain. He was also a three-year member of the New Jersey ODP program and a player within the Sportfriends S.C. and Union Lancers youth organizations. Other playing experience includes stints with the Staten Island Vipers of the USISL and the Brooklyn Italians of the Cosmopolitan Soccer League. Alvine holds an “A” license from the United States Soccer Federation.

her career among the Panthers’ all-time leaders in goals, assists and points. A native of Connecticut, Smith finished his playing career as a two-year starter at NCAA Division III Norwich (Vt.) after originally playing at Xavier. He has also competed and coached for several premier teams in his home state. Smith also enjoyed success in semi-professional and professional settings with various teams in the United Soccer League (USL) and abroad. In addition to his collegiate experience, he served as the Director of Coaching for the New Hampshire Classics and was the head coach of the under-17 Olympic Development Program (ODP) team. Under Smith’s direction, the team advanced to the regional finals in back-to-back seasons – a first for New Hampshire Soccer. He also served with the US Youth Soccer ODP in Connecticut and Vermont. Smith currently holds a “B” license from the United States Soccer Federation (USSF). He earned his undergraduate degree from Norwich in 1998 before completing a master’s degree from Northeastern (Mass.) in 2009.

2011 CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA WOMEN’S SOCCER GUIDE


ROSTER Pos. GK D MF D MF MF F F MF MF D MF D D F F D MF F F MF D F MF GK GK MF F GK

Ht. 6-0 5-6 5-10 5-8 5-8 5-5 5-9 5-7 5-8 5-5 5-5 5-10 5-8 5-7 5-6 5-5 5-6 5-8 5-7 5-3 5-1 5-5 5-8 5-5 5-6 5-7 5-8 5-5 5-7

Hometown/High School Kingston, Jamaica/Wolmer’s Trust Pickering, Ontario/St. Mary Catholic Lititz, Pa./Manheim Township Stony Point, N.Y./North Rockland Monongahela, Pa./Ringgold Courtice, Ontario/St. Stephen’s Pittsburgh, Pa./Fox Chapel Gilmanton, N.H./Gilford Pickering, Ontario/Dunbarton Maple, Ontario/St. Elizabeth Catholic Aliquippa, Pa./Hopewell Munhall, Pa./Steel Valley Wilmington, Del./St. Marks Mississauga, Ontario/Woodlands Secondary East Hampstead, N.H./Pinkerton Academy Hopewell, Pa./Hopewell Pickering, Ontario/Pickering Mechanicsburg, Pa./Cumberland Valley Ajax, Ontario/Ajax Irwin, Pa./Penn-Trafford Monroeville, N.J./Woodstown Irwin, Pa./Penn-Trafford Whitby, Ontario/Sinclair Secondary Pittsburgh, Pa./Baldwin Belle Vernon, Pa./Belle Vernon Irwin, Pa./Penn-Trafford Queensville, Ontario/Huron Heights Secondary Beaver, Pa./Beaver South Park, Pa./South Park

GEOGRAPHICAL BREAKDOWN 9 2

14 1 1

New Hampshire (2) E. Hampstead - Breeanna Robinson Gilmanton - Chelsea Crockett New Jersey (1) Monroeville - Chelsea Norbuts New York (1) Stony Point - Kelsey Fisher

Ontario (9) Ajax - Jodi McDonald Courtice - Darija Davidson Maple - Sara Di Benedetto Mississauga - Kayla Klimasko Pickering - Haley Henderson Nicole Mayers Kristen Orrett Queensville - Stephanie Thompson Whitby - Jordan Gray Jamaica (1) Kingston - Paula Jackson

SENIORS - 10 Darija Davidson Sara Di Benedetto Erin Feltz Kelsey Fisher Paula Jackson Kayla Klimasko Jodi McDonald Kristen Orrett Breeanna Robinson Chaning Wimer JUNIORS - 2 Kayla Fransko Carley Work SOPHOMORES - 6 Chelsey Norbuts Kelsey Russo Ashley Smyda Bethany Smyda Christy Smyda Stephanie Thompson FRESHMEN - 11 Kristin Baierbach Brianna Bellido Chelsea Crockett Haley Henderson Erin Hogan Jordan Gray Danielle Macleary Ashley Magruda (R) Nicole Mayers Megan Politowski Taylor Scurci

2011 CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA WOMEN’S SOCCER GUIDE

ABOUT CAL U

1

Pennsylvania (14) Aliquippa - Taylor Scurci Beaver - Erin Hogan Belle Vernon - Ashley Magruda Hopewell - Carley Work Irwin - Ashley Smyda Bethany Smyda Christy Smyda

Lititz - Chaning Wimer Mechanicsburg - Brianna Bellido Monongahela - Kayla Fransko Munhall - Erin Feltz Pittsburgh - Megan Politowski Kelsey Russo South Park - Kristin Baierbach

ROSTER BY ELIGIBILITY

HISTORY

1

Delaware (1) Wilmington - Danielle Macleary

No...... Name................................. Pos. 31.........Baierbach, Kristin.......................GK 18.........Bellido, Brianna......................... MF 8...........Crockett , Chelsea......................... F 6...........Davidson, Darija........................ MF 10.........Di Benedetto, Sara................... MF 12.........Feltz, Erin..................................... MF 4...........Fisher, Kelsey................................. D 5...........Fransko, Kayla............................ MF 23.........Gray, Jordan.................................... F 9...........Henderson, Haley..................... MF 30.........Hogan, Erin..................................... F 1...........Jackson, Paula.............................GK 14.........Klimasko, Kayla............................. D 13.........Macleary, Danielle....................... D 25.........Magruda, Ashley........................GK 2...........Mayers, Nicole.............................. D 19.........McDonald, Jodi............................. F 21.........Norbuts, Chelsea...................... MF 17.........Orrett, Kristen............................... D 24.........Politowski, Megan.................... MF 15.........Robinson, Breeanna.................... F 7...........Russo, Kelsey.................................. F 11.........Scurci, Taylor................................. D 27.........Smyda, Ashley............................GK 20.........Smyda, Bethany............................ F 22.........Smyda, Christy.............................. D 28.........Thompson, Stephanie............ MF 3...........Wimer, Chaning........................ MF 16.........Work, Carley................................... F

2010 REVIEW

Head Coach: Al Alvine (Robert Morris, 1992) Cal U Record: 53-27-9, 5th year Overall Record: 110-62-16, 10th year Assistant Coach: Gene Smith (Norwich, 1998) Volunteer Assistant: Derek Yobbi (California (Pa.), 2010)

ALPHABETICAL ROSTER

PLAYERS PLAYERS

Yr. Sr. Fr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr. So. Fr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Fr. Sr. So. So. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. (R) So. So. Fr. Fr.

COACHING STAFF

Name Paula Jackson Nicole Mayers Chaning Wimer Kelsey Fisher Kayla Fransko Darija Davidson Kelsey Russo Chelsea Crockett Haley Henderson Sara Di Benedetto Taylor Scurci Erin Feltz Danielle Macleary Kayla Klimasko Breeanna Robinson Carley Work Kristen Orrett Brianna Bellido Jodi McDonald Bethany Smyda Chelsea Norbuts Christy Smyda Jordan Gray Megan Politowski Ashley Magruda Ashley Smyda Stephanie Thompson Erin Hogan Kristin Baierbach

2011 PREVIEW

No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 27 28 30 31

5


ABOUT CAL U

SENIOR PROFILES 6 DARIJA DAVIDSON

10 SARA DI BENEDETTO

Senior 5-5, Midfield Major: Tech. Studies - Nursing

Senior 5-5, Midfield Major: Sport Management

COURTICE, ONTARIO

PLAYERS

2010 REVIEW

HISTORY

Year GP-GS Shots Goals Assists Points GWG 2008 20-15 15 - 2 2 2009 25-24 15 - 3 3 2010 22-9 11 1 4 6 Career 67-48 41 1 9 11 2010: Played in 22 games with nine starts … finished with one goal and four assists … collected goal against Wheeling Jesuit … posted an assist versus Mansfield … tallied an assist against Kutztown … registered an assist at Shippensburg … finished with an assist versus IUP in PSAC Tournament … PSAC Scholar-Athlete (201011) ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2010, Spring 2011) … 2009: Appeared in 25 games with 24 starts ... tallied an assist in season-opener at Charleston (W.Va.) ... posted an assist against Davis & Elkins ... finished with an assist at Lock Haven ... PSAC Scholar-Athlete (2009-10) ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2009) ... 2008: Played in all 20 games with 15 starts ... made college debut and first career start in season-opener at Pitt-Johnstown ... collected first career assist against East Stroudsburg ... added an assist versus Edinboro ... PSAC Scholar-Athlete (2008-09) ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2008, Spring 2009)

MAPLE, ONTARIO

Year GP-GS Shots 2010 23-13 56

Goals Assists Points GWG 3 2 8 1

2010: All-PSAC Third-Team … appeared in all 23 games with 13 starts … posted three goals and two assists … collected an assist in season-opener at Seton Hill … scored a goal versus Mercyhurst … tallied a goal against Bloomsburg … registered an assist at Clarion … finished with a goal at West Chester in NCAA Tournament … PSAC ScholarAthlete (2010-11) ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2010, Spring 2011) … transfer from TexasBrownsville (2008-09) High School: Played at St. Elizabeth Catholic ... member of Ontario Cup championship team ... Basketball, Volleyball ... Honor Roll, Peer Ministry On a Personal Note: Born Aug. 16, 1990 ... Daughter of John and Antonietta Di Benedetto

High School: Played at St. Stephen’s ... three-time MVP, member of 2007 Ontario Cup championship team, captain of Ontario provincial team ... Basketball, Track & Field, Volleyball ... French Award, Honor Roll

2011 PREVIEW

COACHING STAFF

On a Personal Note: Born March 27, 1990 ... Daughter of Patrick and Michelle Davidson

Darija Davidson set a career high with four assists last season.

6

Sara Di Benedetto earned All-PSAC honors in her first year with the program.

2011 CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA WOMEN’S SOCCER GUIDE


SENIOR PROFILES 4 KELSEY FISHER

Senior 5-10, Midfield Major: Communication Disorders

Senior 5-8, Defense Major: Biology

MUNHALL, PA.

Year GP-GS Shots Goals Assists Points GWG 2008 6-4 1 - - - 2009 19-16 - - 1 1 2010 22-21 - - 1 1 Career 47-41 1 - 2 2 2010: Appeared in 22 games with 21 starts … registered an assist at East Stroudsburg … PSAC Scholar-Athlete (2010-11) ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2010, Spring 2011) … 2009: Appeared in 19 games with 16 starts ... posted first career assist at Wheeling Jesuit ... PSAC ScholarAthlete (2009-10) ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2009, Spring 2010) ... 2008: Played in six games with four starts ... made college debut against Wheeling Jesuit ... made first career start against East Stroudsburg ... PSAC Scholar-Athlete (2008-09) ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2008, Spring 2009)

PLAYERS

2010: Appeared in all 23 games with 20 starts … finished with one goal and four assists … tallied an assist against Wheeling Jesuit … collected an assist at Slippery Rock … posted an assist versus Kutztown … registered a goal at Millersville … finished with an assist against IUP in PSAC Tournament … PSAC Scholar-Athlete (2010-11) ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2010, Spring 2011) … 2009: Played in 25 games with eight starts ... tallied an assist against IUP ... finished with one goal and two assists at Kutztown in NCAA Tournament ... collected an assist versus IUP in NCAA Tournament ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Spring 2010) ... 2008: Appeared in 19 games with seven starts ... made college debut against Wheeling Jesuit ... made first career start against Edinboro ... scored first career game-winning goal against Charleston (W.Va.) ... collected an assist at Slippery Rock ... added an assist at Millersville ... posted one assist versus Clarion ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Spring 2009)

STONY POINT, N.Y.

COACHING STAFF

Year GP-GS Shots Goals Assists Points GWG 2008 19-7 18 1 4 6 1 2009 25-8 28 1 4 6 1 2010 23-20 45 1 4 6 1 Career 67-35 91 3 12 6 3

2011 PREVIEW

12 ERIN FELTZ

High School: Played at North Rockland ... fouryear letterman, four-year starter, four-year allleague and all-section ... Honor Roll On a Personal Note: Born May 30, 1989 ... Daughter of John and Patti Fisher

2010 REVIEW

High School: Played at Steel Valley ... four-year letterman, all-section, finished career with 72 goals and 93 assists ... Basketball ... Honor Roll, National Honor Society On a Personal Note: Born Jan. 6, 1990 ... Daughter of Mike and Lisa Feltz

HISTORY

Kelsey Fisher is a three-time PSAC Scholar-Athlete.

ABOUT CAL U

Erin Feltz made a career-high 20 starts in 2010.

2011 CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA WOMEN’S SOCCER GUIDE

7 7


SENIOR PROFILES ABOUT CAL U

1 PAULA JACKSON KINGSTON, JAMAICA

Senior 6-0, Goalkeeper Major: Business Administration

2010: Daktronics Second-Team AllAmerican … Daktronics First-Team All-Region … All-PSAC First-Team … ESPN Academic All-District First-Team … started all 23 games, posting an 18-1-4 overall record … led PSAC and ranked third in the nation with a 0.34 goal-against average … led the PSAC and finished fifth in the country with a .902 save percentage … finished second in the conference with a school-record 13 shutouts … ranked seventh in the league with 74 saves ... made two saves in season-opener at Seton Hill … collected shutout and made one save against Charleston (W.Va.) … made three saves and recorded shutout versus IUP ... combined for a shutout against Wheeling Jesuit ... established season high with six saves in shutout at Gannon … tied season high with six saves versus Mercyhurst … registered shutout and four saves at Davis & Elkins … collected three saves and shutout at Slippery Rock … finished with two saves at Lock Haven ... posted two saves in shutout against

High School: Played at Wolmer’s Trust ... multi-year starter, multi-year recipient for Excellence in Soccer ... Outstanding Academic Achievement and Exemplary Conduct On a Personal Note: Born Oct. 19, 1988 ... Daughter of Philip and Ivy Jackson

2011 PREVIEW

COACHING STAFF

PLAYERS

2010 REVIEW

HISTORY

Year GP-GS Min Saves GAA Sho Rec 2009 25-25 2260:54 84 0.72 12 18-6-1 2010 23-23 2104:38 74 0.34 13 18-1-4 Career 49-49 4365:32 158 0.54 25 36-7-5

Mansfield … tallied four saves in shutout versus Kutztown … earned shutout victory while making four saves against Bloomsburg … collected five saves at East Stroudsburg … posted three saves at Millersville … registered one save against West Chester ... finished with two saves versus Edinboro ... tallied four saves in shutout at Clarion … earned shutout with three saves at Shippensburg … posted shutout against IUP in PSAC Tournament … collected shutout and four saves versus Kutztown in PSAC Tournament … finished with five saves and a shutout at West Chester in PSAC Championship … totaled four saves against Slippery Rock in NCAA Tournament … finished with five saves at West Chester in NCAA Tournament … PSAC Scholar-Athlete (2010-11) ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2010, Spring 2011) … 2009: All-PSAC West SecondTeam ... started 25 games ... set single-season school records with 18 wins and 2,261 minutes ... ranked second in PSAC with 12 shutouts and third with 0.72 GAA ... finished eighth in the league with an .824 save percentage and ninth with a career-high 84 saves ... made debut and first start in season-opener at Charleston ... collected four saves in shutout against Edinboro ... registered six saves at Slippery Rock ... tallied five saves versus Gannon ... finished with three saves at Mercyhurst ... earned a shutout victory against Lock Haven ... finished with shutout and one save versus Clarion ... posted a career-high eight saves at IUP ... made two saves at Shippensburg ... finished with four saves at Edinboro ... recorded a shutout with four saves in double-overtime tie versus Slippery Rock ... made one save to earn shutout at Wheeling Jesuit ... totaled three saves against Bloomsburg ... collected five saves in a shutout against Davis & Elkins ... posted five saves versus Mercyhurst ... finished with seven saves at Gannon ... made one save to earn shutout at Lock Haven ... collected four saves in shutout versus IUP ... combined for a shutout at Clarion ... earned shutout with three saves against Gannon in PSAC Tournament ... tallied two saves versus Kutztown in PSAC Tournament ... recorded a shutout with four saves against West Virginia Wesleyan in NCAA Tournament ... made five saves at Kutztown in NCAA Tournament ... posted two saves and a shutout versus IUP in NCAA Tournament ... collected five stops at Saint Rose in NCAA Quarterfinals ... PSAC Scholar-Athlete (2009-10) ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2009, Spring 2010) ... transfer from Newberry (S.C.) (2008)

Paula Jackson led the PSAC in GAA and save percentage last season.

8

2011 CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA WOMEN’S SOCCER GUIDE


SENIOR PROFILES 19 JODI McDONALD

Senior 5-7, Defense Major: Communication Studies

Senior 5-7, Forward Major: Communication Studies

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO

Goals Assists Points GWG - - - - 1 1 2 2 6 2 3 7 -

2010: Played in 14 games as a reserve … finished with two assists … collected an assist against Mercyhurst … tallied an assist at Davis & Elkins … PSAC ScholarAthlete (2010-11) ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2010, Spring 2011) … 2009: Appeared in 17 games with one start ... collected an assist against Gannon ... scored the game-winning goal versus Ohio Valley ... tallied a goal at Clarion ... PSAC Scholar-Athlete (200910) ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2009, Spring 2010) ... 2008: Played in 17 games with four starts ... scored game-winning goal in college debut in seasonopener at Pitt-Johnstown ... collected an assist against Wheeling Jesuit ... tallied a goal in first career start against Mercyhurst ... PSAC Scholar-Athlete (2008-09) ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2008, Spring 2009) High School: Played at Ajax ... four-year letterman, four-year starter, three-year captain, three-year Team MVP, member of two league cup championship teams ... Honor Roll On a Personal Note: Born Sept. 5, 1990 ... Daughter of Wayne and Bev McDonald

On a Personal Note: Born Jan. 25, 1990 ... Daughter of Stephen Klimasko and Cranla Warren

2010 REVIEW

High School: Played at Woodlands Secondary ... four-year letterman, four-year starter, three-year captain, three-year Team MVP, member of 2007 Ontario Cup finalist team ... Volleyball ... Honor Roll

Year GP-GS Shots Goals Assists Points GWG 2008 17-4 10 2 1 5 1 2009 17-1 8 2 1 5 1 2010 14-0 9 - 2 2 Career 48-5 27 4 4 12 2

PLAYERS

2010: Daktronics Third-Team All-American … NSCAA Third-Team All-Region … Daktronics FirstTeam All-Region … All-PSAC First-Team … started all 23 games … finished with career highs of two goals and two assists … scored first career goal against Mercyhurst … posted one goal versus Mansfield … collected two assists at Shippensburg … PSAC Scholar-Athlete (2010-11) ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2010, Spring 2011) … 2009: NSCAA Second-Team All-Region ... All-PSAC West Second-Team ... started all 26 games ... tallied first career point with an assist at Slippery Rock ... PSAC Scholar-Athlete (2009-10) ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2009, Spring 2010) ... 2008: NSCAA Third-Team All-Region ... All-PSAC West Second-Team ... appeared in all 20 games with 18 starts ... made college debut and first career start in season-opener at Pitt-Johnstown ... PSAC Scholar-Athlete (2008-09) ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2008, Spring 2009)

AJAX, ONTARIO

COACHING STAFF

Year GP-GS Shots 2008 20-18 1 2009 26-26 8 2010 23-23 17 Career 69-67 26

2011 PREVIEW

14 KAYLA KLIMASKO

HISTORY ABOUT CAL U

Kayla Klimasko is a three-time NSCAA all-region selection.

Jodi McDonald is a three-time PSAC Scholar-Athlete.

2011 CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA WOMEN’S SOCCER GUIDE

7 9


ABOUT CAL U

SENIOR PROFILES 17 KRISTEN ORRETT

3 CHANING WIMER

Senior 5-6, Defense Major: Pre-Education

Senior 5-10, Midfield Major: Sport Management

PICKERING, ONTARIO

PLAYERS

2010 REVIEW

HISTORY

Year GP-GS Shots 2008 19-19 18 2009 21-20 10 2010 23-23 14 Career 63-62 42

Goals Assists Points GWG 1 5 7 - - - 2 3 7 2 3 8 14 2

2010: Daktronics Second-Team All-Region … All-PSAC Third-Team … ESPN Academic AllDistrict First-Team … started all 23 games … tied career high with seven points on two goals and three assists … collected an assist against Wheeling Jesuit … tallied a goal and an assist versus Mercyhurst … posted a goal at Lock Haven … registered an assist at Millersville … PSAC Scholar-Athlete (2010-11) ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2010, Spring 2011) … 2009: ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Third-Team ... appeared in 21 games with 20 starts ... PSAC Scholar-Athlete (2009-10) ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2009, Spring 2010) ... 2008: Played in 19 games, all starts ... finished third on the team in assists ... scored first career goal in college debut and made first career start in seasonopener at Pitt-Johnstown ... collected an assist against Wheeling Jesuit ... tallied an assist versus Mercyhurst ... finished with an assist at Lock Haven ... posted an assist at Clarion ... registered an assist at IUP ... PSAC Scholar-Athlete (2008-09) ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2008, Spring 2009)

LITITZ, PA.

Year GP-GS Shots 2008 20-18 23 2009 25-24 19 2010 22-18 26 Career 67-60 68

Goals Assists Points GWG 3 2 8 2 2 1 5 1 2 - 4 7 3 17 3

2010: Appeared in 22 games with 18 starts … finished with two goals … collected a goal against Wheeling Jesuit … tallied goal at Slippery Rock … 2009: Played in 25 games with 24 starts ... collected an assist in season-opener at Charleston (W.Va.) ... scored the game-winning goal at IUP ... finished with a goal against Mercyhurst ... 2008: Appeared in all 20 games with 18 starts ... finished second on the team in game-winning goals ... made college debut and first career start in season-opener at Pitt-Johnstown ... collected an assist against Mercyhurst ... tallied one assist versus IUP ... scored first career game-winning goal against Edinboro ... posted a goal at Mercyhurst ... registered the game-winning goal at IUP ... PSAC Scholar-Athlete (2008-09) ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2008, Spring 2009) High School: Played at Manheim Township ... fouryear letterman, four-year starter, captain, two-time league all-star ... Swimming ... Honor Roll On a Personal Note: Born April 1, 1990 ... Daughter of Dean and Shirley Wimer

High School: Played at Pickering ... four-year letterman, three-year captain, three-time Team MVP, member of four club league championship teams ... Field Hockey ... Honor Roll

COACHING STAFF

On a Personal Note: Born Feb. 5, 1990 ... Daughter of Mark and Corinne Orrett

2011 PREVIEW

Chaning Wimer has made 60 starts in her career.

Kristen Orrett is a two-time CoSIDA academic all-district selection.

10

2011 CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA WOMEN’S SOCCER GUIDE


RETURNING PLAYERS 25 ASHLEY MAGRUDA

MONONGAHELA, PA.

BELLE VERNON, PA.

Junior 5-8, Midfield Major: Justice Studies

Freshman (R) 5-6, Goalkeeper Major: Pre-Education

High School: Played at Ringgold ... four-year letterman, four-year starter, threeyear all-section, All-WPIAL, Who’s Who Among Student-Athletes, Rookie of the Year On A Personal Note: Born March 25, 1990 ... Daughter of Ronnie Jr. and Stephanie Fransko ... father was a member of the 1984 Cal U soccer team

High School: Played at Belle Vernon ... four-year starter, captain, four-time allsection, three-time All-WPIAL, first-team all-state, two-time Pittsburgh PostGazette South All-Star, two-time Pittsburgh Post-Gazette All-Area, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Elite 11, holds school records for single-season and career shutouts On a Personal Note: Born June 12, 1991 ... Daughter of Edward and Tara Magruda

21 CHELSEA NORBUTS MONROEVILLE, N.J.

Sophomore 5-1, Midfield Major: Liberal Studies

PLAYERS

2010: Appeared in all 23 games with four starts … finished with six goals and one assist … posted career-high two goals at Davis & Elkins … collected goal against Mansfield … scored goal at Millersville … tallied an assist versus Edinboro … registered game-winning goal against Kutztown in PSAC Tournament … finished with one goal versus Slippery Rock in NCAA Tournament … member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2010, Spring 2011) … 2009: Played in 25 games with 20 starts ... tied for team lead and second in PSAC in assists ... made college debut and first career start in season-opener at Charleston (W.Va.) ... collected two assists against Mercyhurst ... posted an assist versus IUP ... finished with three assists at Clarion ... tallied an assist against Gannon ... registered first career goal and collected an assist at Kutztown in NCAA Tournament ... scored the game-winning goal and added an assist versus IUP in NCAA Tournament ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2009)

2010: Redshirted

COACHING STAFF

Year GP-GS Shots Goals Assists Points GWG 2009 25-20 30 2 9 13 1 2010 23-4 49 6 1 13 1 Career 48-24 79 8 10 26 2

2011 PREVIEW

5 KAYLA FRANSKO

Year GP-GS Shots Goals Assists Points GWG 2010 13-0 22 2 2 6 -

High School: Played at Woodstown ... first-team all-conference, two-time AllSouth Jersey, Offensive MVP On a Personal Note: Born Oct. 8, 1991 ... Daughter of Richard and Michelle Norbuts

2010 REVIEW

2010: Appeared in 13 games as a reserve … finished with two goals and two assists … made college debut in season-opener at Seton Hill … posted first career goal versus Mercyhurst … collected an assist at Davis & Elkins … registered an assist against Mansfield … scored a goal at Millersville

7 KELSEY RUSSO HISTORY

PITTSBURGH, PA.

Sophomore 5-9, Forward Major: Business Administration Year GP-GS Shots Goals Assists Points GWG 2009 26-1 32 5 1 11 1

High School: Played at Fox Chapel ... four-year letterman, captain, all-section, WPIAL All-Star, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette North All-Star, Tarentum Valley News Dispatch All-Star On a Personal Note: Born June 30, 1991 ... Daughter of Al and Gloria Russo

2011 CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA WOMEN’S SOCCER GUIDE

11

ABOUT CAL U

Kayla Fransko scored a career-high six goals last season.

2010: Did not participate … member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2010, Spring 2011) … 2009: Appeared in all 26 games with one start … finished with five goals and one assist for 11 points … made college debut in season-opener at Charleston (W.Va.) … scored first career goal against Lock Haven … registered four goals in first career start versus Ohio Valley … tallied an assist at Lock Haven


ABOUT CAL U

RETURNING PLAYERS 27 ASHLEY SMYDA

22 CHRISTY SMYDA

Sophomore 5-7, Goalkeeper Major: Business Administration

Sophomore 5-5, Defense Major: Tech. Studies - Nursing

IRWIN, PA.

HISTORY

Year GP-GS Min Saves GAA Sho Rec 2010 2-0 49:09 0 1 - 2010: Played in two games as a reserve goalkeeper … made college debut in season-opener at Seton Hill, registering 49 minutes … combined for a shutout after playing 30 minutes against Wheeling Jesuit … PSAC Scholar-Athlete (201011) ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2010, Spring 2011) High School: Played at Penn-Trafford ... four-year letterman, member of three section championship teams and state runner-up team ... Track & Field ... Community Action Program, Honors Student, Spanish Club

2010 REVIEW

On a Personal Note: Born May 4, 1992 ... Daughter of Garry and Mary Beth Smyda ... sister of Bethany and Christy Smyda

IRWIN, PA.

Year GP-GS Shots Goals Assists Points GWG 2010 7-0 1 - 1 1 2010: Appeared in seven games as a reserve … made college debut in seasonopener at Seton Hill … finished with one assist … recorded an assist at Millersville … PSAC Scholar-Athlete (2010-11) ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2010, Spring 2011) High School: Played at Penn-Trafford ... three-year letterman, all-section, member of three section championship teams and state runner-up team ... Track & Field ... Community Action Program, High Honors, Spanish Club On a Personal Note: Born May 4, 1992 ... Daughter of Garry and Mary Beth Smyda ... sister of Ashley and Bethany Smyda

20 BETHANY SMYDA IRWIN, PA.

2011 PREVIEW

COACHING STAFF

PLAYERS

Sophomore 5-3, Forward Major: Pre-Education Year GP-GS Shots 2010 23-20 89

Goals Assists Points GWG 16 11 43 5

2010: Daktronics Third-Team All-American … NSCAA First-Team All-Region … Daktronics Atlantic Region Player of the Year … Daktronics First-Team All-Region … PSAC Freshman of the Year … All-PSAC First-Team … appeared in all 23 games with 20 starts … led team with 16 goals and 11 assists … posted four multi-goal games … led PSAC in assists … finished season ranked second in the league in shots, points and goals … was third in the PSAC with five game-winning goals … collected first career goal and assist in college debut at Seton Hill … registered two goals and an assist in first start versus Wheeling Jesuit … tallied first gamewinning goal and an assist at Gannon … posted an assist at Mercyhurst … finished with the game-winning goal and an assist at Davis & Elkins … scored a goal at Slippery Rock … established season high with six points on two goals and two assists at Lock Haven … posted a goal against Mansfield … collected gamewinning goal versus Kutztown … finished with an assist against Bloomsburg … tallied two goals, including the game-winner, at East Stroudsburg … scored two goals and added an assist at Millersville … posted an assist against Edinboro … collected game-winning goal at Clarion … registered a goal at Shippensburg … registered an assist at West Chester in NCAA Tournament … PSAC ScholarAthlete (2010-11) ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2010, Spring 2011) High School: Played at Penn-Trafford ... four-year letterman, three-time Offensive Team MVP, two-time all-section, two-time WPIAL All-Star, all-state, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette All-Star, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette East Player of the Year, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Player of the Year, YMCA Sports Teen of the Year, member of three section championship teams and state runner-up team ... Track & Field ... Community Action Program, High Honors, Spanish Club

Bethany Smyda led the team in goals and assists last season.

On a Personal Note: Born May 4, 1992 ... Daughter of Garry and Mary Beth Smyda ... sister of Ashley and Christy Smyda

12

2011 CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA WOMEN’S SOCCER GUIDE


RETURNING PLAYERS QUEENSVILLE, ONTARIO

Sophomore 5-8, Midfield Major: Sport Management Year GP-GS Shots Goals Assists Points GWG 2010 7-0 2 - 1 1 -

High School: Played at Huron Heights ... three-time MVP, four-time Top Female Athlete ... Basketball, Volleyball On a Personal Note: Born Jan. 13, 1992 ... Daughter of Craig and Patrica Thompson

HOPEWELL, PA.

Junior 5-5, Forward Major: Sport Management

High School: Played at South Park ... two-year letterman, member of district and state championship team ... Track & Field ... Environmental Club, Interact Club, SADD, Ski Club On a Personal Note: Born Sept. 16, 1992 ... Daughter of Michele Baierbach

18 BRIANNA BELLIDO MECHANICSBURG, PA. Freshman 5-8, Midfield Major: Psychology High School: Played at Cumberland Valley ... member of three conference championship teams, member of district and state championship team ... Orchestra, THON On a Personal Note: Born Jan. 17, 1993 ... Daughter of Rafael and Zoe Bellido

8 CHELSEA CROCKETT GILMANTON, N.H.

Freshman 5-7, Forward Major: Business Administration High School: Played at Gilford ... four-year letterman, two-year captain, twotime Team MVP, four-time all-state, New Hampshire Union Leader all-state ... Scholar-Athlete, Team Unity

HISTORY

On a Personal Note: Born Jan. 12, 1993 ... Daughter of Brian and Heidi Crockett

ABOUT CAL U

2010: Daktronics Second-Team All-Region … All-PSAC Third-Team … played in all 23 games with eight starts … finished with six goals and four assists … collected an assist against Charleston (W.Va.) … posted a goal at Gannon … tallied an assist versus Mercyhurst … registered a goal at Davis & Elkins … finished with a goal and an assist at Lock Haven … posted a goal against Mansfield … collected an assist at Millersville … scored game-winning goal versus Edinboro … recorded a goal against IUP in PSAC Tournament … 2009: All-PSAC West Second-Team ... appeared in 20 games with 14 starts ... made college debut in season-opener at Charleston (W.Va.) ... scored first career goal against Edinboro ... registered first career gamewinning goal at Slippery Rock ... made first career start against Gannon ... collected season-high two assists at Mercyhurst ... finished with season-high two goals versus Lock Haven ... tallied a goal against Clarion ... tied season high with two assists at IUP ... posted a goal at Gannon ... finished with an assist against IUP

Freshman 5-7, Goalkeeper Major: Biology

2010 REVIEW

Year GP-GS Shots Goals Assists Points GWG 2009 20-14 61 6 5 17 2 2010 23-8 40 6 4 16 1 Career 43-22 101 12 9 33 3

SOUTH PARK, PA.

PLAYERS

16 CARLEY WORK

31 KRISTIN BAIERBACH

COACHING STAFF

2010: Appeared in seven games as a reserve … made college debut at Seton Hill … posted first career assist at Davis & Elkins … PSAC Scholar-Athlete (201011) ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2010, Spring 2011)

NEWCOMERS

2011 PREVIEW

28 STEPHANIE THOMPSON

High School: Played at Hopewell ... three-year letterman, two-time all-section, Pennsylvania West All-Star On a Personal Note: Born March 29, 1991 ... Daughter of Daniel and Sally Work

2011 CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA WOMEN’S SOCCER GUIDE

13


ABOUT CAL U

NEWCOMERS 23 JORDAN GRAY

2 NICOLE MAYERS

Freshman 5-8, Forward Major: Psychology

Freshman 5-6, Defense Major: Business Administration

WHITBY, ONTARIO

High School: Played at St. Mary Catholic ... member of two-time Ontario Cup championship team ... Volleyball

On a Personal Note: Born Aug. 7, 1993 ... Daughter of Bob and Kerry Gray

On a Personal Note: Born Jan. 18, 1993 ... Daughter of Roger and Yvonne Mayers

HISTORY

High School: Played at Sinclair Secondary ... member of OYSL championship team ... Track & Field

9 HALEY HENDERSON

24 MEGAN POLITOWSKI

Freshman 5-8, Midfield Major: Business Administration

Freshman 5-5, Midfield Major: Undecided

2010 REVIEW

PICKERING, ONTARIO

High School: Played at Dunbarton ... member of two Ontario Cup championship teams ... Volleyball ... Academic Honors On a Personal Note: Born Feb. 14, 1993 ... Daughter of Hazen and Theresa Henderson

PLAYERS

High School: Played at Baldwin ... four-year letterman, two-time all-section On a Personal Note: Born Jan. 6, 1993 ... Daughter of Robert and Mary Politowski

15 BREEANNA ROBINSON

Freshman 5-5, Forward Major: Elementary Education

Senior 5-6, Forward Major: Psychology

High School: Played at Beaver ... four-year letterman, two-time all-section, AllWPIAL, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette All-Star, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette West All-Star ... Track & Field

COACHING STAFF

PITTSBURGH, PA.

30 ERIN HOGAN BEAVER, PA.

On a Personal Note: Born March 30, 1993 ... Daughter of Paul and Lisa Hogan

EAST HAMPSTEAD, N.H.

Transfer from Hartford (Conn.) ... played three seasons for the Hawks (2008-10) High School: Played at Pinkerton Academy ... four-year letterman, captain, three-time first-team all-state, member of two state finalist teams ... Honor Roll, Latin Cum Laude Award, Scholar-Athlete On a Personal Note: Born Aug. 16, 1990 ... Daughter of Dean and Linda Robinson

13 DANIELLE MACLEARY

11 TAYLOR SCURCI

Freshman 5-8, Defense Major: Athletic Training

Freshman 5-5, Defense Major: Athletic Training

WILMINGTON, DEL.

2011 PREVIEW

PICKERING, ONTARIO

ALIQUIPPA, PA.

High School: Played at St. Marks ... three-time first-team all-conference, threetime all-state, member of state championship team ... Basketball ... four-time Blue/Gold, Student Council

High School: Played at Hopewell ... two-time all-section, Pittsburgh PostGazette All-Star ... Track & Field, Volleyball ... Latin Club, Scholar-Athlete, Ski Club, Student Council

On a Personal Note: Born April 4, 1993 ... Daughter of Don and Linda Macleary

On a Personal Note: Born Nov. 20, 1992 ... Daughter of Anthony and Christine Scurci ... cousin of former softball player Kelly Scurci (1987-90)

14

2011 CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA WOMEN’S SOCCER GUIDE


ACADEMIC SUCCESS BUILDING CHARACTER. BUILDING CAREERS.

COACHING STAFF

For 10-straight semesters, Cal U athletic programs have compiled a cumulative grade-point average of 3.00 or higher.

PLAYERS

Last year, the Vulcans made 11 team and 11 individual appearances in NCAA postseason play.

The Vulcans featured 12 Capital One Academic All-District selections during the 2010-11 academic year.

2010 REVIEW

A combined 155 student-athletes from Cal U, representing all sports, were named Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Scholar-Athletes for the 2010-11 academic year. A total of 225 Cal U student-athletes, representing all sports were named to the Spring 2011 edition of the Cal U Athletic Director Honor Roll after a record 240 athletes earned the honor for the Fall 2010 semester.

HISTORY

10 11 12 155 225

2011 PREVIEW

California University of Pennsylvania is a diverse, caring and scholarly learning community dedicated to excellence in the liberal arts, science and technology, and professional studies. For more than 150 years Cal U has been known for its educational excellence and for its commitment to the core values of Integrity, Civility and Responsibility. At Cal U, students are our first priority. As an undergraduate, students can choose from more than 150 programs of study in three undergraduate colleges. Whether one is interested in using robotic technology in the field of engineering or helping to shape the future as an early childhood educator, students will find an academic program perfect for them. When our core values of Integrity, Civility and Responsibility are coupled with real-world training, we see a big difference in the types of jobs our graduates get. To advance our mission of building the character and careers of students, Cal U relies upon committed faculty, motivated students, challenging programs and exceptional facilities. Our Character Education Institute provides character education to Cal U students, faculty and staff, and corporate training to regional organizations and businesses. The institute serves as a resource center for education majors, and assists school districts and local organizations in advancing character development.

Listed below are the 2010-11 PSAC Scholar-Athletes from women’s soccer: Kayla Klimasko Kamilla Lillefjaere Jodi McDonald Kristen Orrett Sam Regney Ashley Smyda Bethany Smyda Christy Smyda Stephanie Thompson

Sam Regney received ESPN Academic All-District honors last season.

2011 CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA WOMEN’S SOCCER GUIDE

15

ABOUT CAL U

Darija Davidson Sara Di Benedetto Jordan Egge Tonya Fabian Erin Feltz Kelsey Fisher Kylee Heck Carina Honeygosky Paul Jackson Courtney Klein


2011 PREVIEW

COACHING STAFF

PLAYERS

2010 REVIEW

HISTORY

ABOUT CAL U

SEASON REVIEW For the second-straight year, Cal U advanced to the NCAA Round of 16 and also reached the PSAC Championship game for the first time in school history. The Vulcans finished 18-1-4 overall, including 12-1-1 in PSAC action. For the second year in a row, the Vulcans maintained the highest scoring offense in the PSAC, tallying 61 goals (2.65 per game), 10 more than the second-place team. Defensively, Cal U also posted the top scoring defense in the conference, allowing just nine goals (0.39 per game) in 23 games. Freshman forward Bethany Smyda burst on to the scene by leading the team in goals (16), assists (11) and points (43). Her goal and point totals ranked second in the PSAC while her 11 assists was good for first. In recognition of her achievements, Smyda was named both PSAC Freshman and Daktronics Atlantic Region Player of the Year. Cal U received the most players in the conference on the All-PSAC Teams with seven, as well as the most players on the Daktronics Atlantic Region Teams with six. Smyda joined senior forward Sam Regney and juniors Paula Jackson and Kayla Klimasko on the first team of both. The duo of junior Kristen Orrett and sophomore Carley Work received honors from both organizations and junior Sara Di Benedetto received All-PSAC laurels as well. Regney and Work finished second and third on the team in scoring, respectively. Regney posted eight goals and a career-high nine assists for 25

points with Work tallying six goals and four assists. Klimasko (two goals, two assists) and Orrett (two goals and three assists) both set career highs in points along with being integral parts of the conference-leading defense. Jackson once again set school records in goal with a 0.34 goals-against average and 13 shutouts, breaking records she set in 2009.

2010 RESULTS DATE

OPPONENT

SITE

09/02

at Seton Hill

Greensburg, Pa.

09/05

CHARLESTON (W.VA.)

CALIFORNIA, PA.

W 1-0

09/08

INDIANA (PA.)*

CALIFORNIA, PA.

T 0-0 (2OT)

09/12

WHEELING JESUIT

CALIFORNIA, PA.

W 6-0

09/15

at Gannon*

Erie, Pa.

W 2-0

09/18

MERCYHURST*

CALIFORNIA, PA.

W 5-1

09/21

at Davis & Elkins

Elkins, W.Va.

W 7-0

09/24

at Slippery Rock*

Slippery Rock, Pa.

W 3-0

09/25

at Lock Haven*

Lock Haven, Pa.

W 4-1

10/01

MANSFIELD*

CALIFORNIA, PA.

W 6-0

10/02

#

25 KUTZTOWN*

CALIFORNIA, PA.

W 1-0 (OT)

10/06

BLOOMSBURG*

CALIFORNIA, PA.

W 1-0

10/10

at East Stroudsburg*

East Stroudsburg, Pa.

W 2-1

10/13

at Millersville*

Millersville, Pa.

W 7-1

10/16

#

13 WEST CHESTER*

CALIFORNIA, PA.

L 0-1

10/19

EDINBORO*

CALIFORNIA, PA.

W 2-1

10/23

at Clarion*

Clarion, Pa.

W 1-0

10/30

at Shippensburg*

Shippensburg, Pa.

W 2-0

11/02

INDIANA (PA.)^

CALIFORNIA, PA.

W 2-0

West Chester, Pa.

W 1-0

11/05 vs. #21 Kutztown^

SCORE W 6-1

11/06 at #4 West Chester^

West Chester, Pa.

T 0-0 (4-3 WCU PK)

11/14

CALIFORNIA, PA.

T 1-1 (4-2 Cal U PK)

West Chester, Pa.

T 1-1 (5-4 WCU PK)

22 SLIPPERY ROCK$

#

11/19 at #4 West Chester$ HOME GAMES IN ALL CAPS; * - PSAC game; ^ - PSAC Tournament; & - NCAA Tournament

16

2011 CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA WOMEN’S SOCCER GUIDE


2010 STATISTICS G 1 2 0 6 1 0 3 8 1 5 2 3 6 2 0 0 16 2 2 0 0 0 0 61 9

GA 8 1 0 9 61

Pts 5 4 1 13 6 1 8 25 6 15 6 12 16 7 0 2 43 6 6 0 0 0 1 185 24

Avg Saves 0.34 74 1.83 0 0.00 2 0.38 76 2.55 208

Sh 13 26 0 49 11 2 56 59 45 37 17 16 40 14 0 9 89 22 15 1 9 1 1 532 164

Pct .902 .000 1.000 .894 .773

Shot% .077 .077 .000 .122 .091 .000 .054 .136 .022 .135 .118 .188 .150 .143 .000 .000 .180 .091 .133 .000 .000 .000 .000 .115 .055

W 18 0 0 18 1

GW 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 18 1

L 1 0 0 1 18

PK-ATT 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-2 0-0

T Sho 4 13 0 0 0 1 4 14 4 3

2010 REVIEW

GP-GS Minutes 23-23 2104:38 2-0 49:09 0-0 0:00 23 2153:47 23 2153:47

A 3 0 1 1 4 1 2 9 4 5 2 6 4 3 0 2 11 2 2 0 0 0 1 63 6

PLAYERS

No. Name 1 Paula Jackson 27 Ashley Smyda TM TEAM Total Opponents

GP-GS 23-23 22-18 22-21 23-4 22-9 7-0 23-13 21-17 23-20 22-14 23-23 16-1 23-8 23-23 7-2 14-0 23-20 13-0 22-14 5-0 11-0 5-0 7-0 23 23

COACHING STAFF

Name Elizabeth Johnston Chaning Wimer Kelsey Fisher Kayla Fransko Darija Davidson Stephanie Thompson Sara Di Benedetto Sam Regney Erin Feltz Tonya Fabian Kayla Klimasko Kamilla Lillefjaere Carley Work Kristen Orrett Jordan Egge Jodi McDonald Bethany Smyda Chelsea Norbuts Carina Honeygosky Courtney Klein Kylee Heck Becca Serafini Christy Smyda Total Opponents

2011 PREVIEW

No. 2 3 4 5 6 7 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 24 26 30 31

HISTORY ABOUT CAL U

2011 CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA WOMEN’S SOCCER GUIDE

17


WOMEN’S SOCCER HISTORY With the growth of soccer in the United States during the 1980s, California University of Pennsylvania saw the opportunity to enter the women’s college soccer game early on in its development, while conforming to Title IX genderequity regulation. Due to the relative infancy and lack of quality women’s soccer programs across the country, the Vulcans were able to attract several top players and put together quality seasons early on, despite a relative little amount of support from the general university population. The first season that Cal U fielded a women’s soccer team was 1990 and the first head coach was Rob Kettle, who was also in his first season as the men’s soccer head coach. That season, the Vulcans posted a 7-8-1 record as Kristie Strunk collected a then-school record 18 goals. The next season, the man who was instrumental in the founding of both soccer programs at Cal U, Dennis Laskey, returned to the university to take over both soccer teams. In 1992, Cal U registered its first winning season with a 12-5-1 record and 2-1-0 mark league play. In 1993, the team finished 10-10 and had the first all-region player in program history as freshman Teresa Ribar earned second-team honors after compiling 37 points on 15 goals and seven assists. The 1994 campaign marked one of the most successful in school history, Audrey Dawson was inducted into the Cal U Hall of Fame finishing 12-5-1 in 2008. and out-scoring

2011 PREVIEW

COACHING STAFF

PLAYERS

2010 REVIEW

HISTORY

ABOUT CAL U

their opponents 57-21 during the first year that the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) sponsored women’s soccer. That season, the Vulcans placed two players on the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-America teams and set several single-season individual records that remain today. Cal U Hall of Famer and secondteam all-region player Sherry Valera led the team in scoring that season with school records of 19 goals and 44 points, which still rank as the top figures in program history. Two players registered another school record that season, as Caroline Acome and Kim Kottmeier each posted 14 assists. That season also marked the first accolade in the career of three-time all-region player and Cal U Hall of Famer Audrey Dawson, who finished third on the team with six goals, nine assists and 21 points. From the mid-90s to the early 2000’s, Laskey led the program with several top players. In 1998, Kelly Giardetti led the team with 12 goals and 30 points, while goalkeeper Heather Powelson made a schoolrecord 248 saves, which was the highest total in NCAA Division II that year. In 2002, Nicole Bartkus took over the coaching duties as Laskey moved over to focus on the men’s program full-time. Bartkus would lead the Vulcans for five years, with her best finish being a 9-9-0 mark in 2002. Cal U took a big step forward in 2007 when it brought in current head coach Al Alvine to oversee the women’s soccer program. Under Alvine’s guidance, the Vulcans have raised the standard of excellence for Cal U women’s soccer. In 2009, led by Amanda Heister who tied the single-season school record for goals with 19, Cal U made its first appearance in both the PSAC and NCAA Tournaments. That season Alvine and Heister earned PSAC West Coach and Player of the Year honors, respectively, as the Vulcans set a new school record

Cal U posted seven wins in its first season as a varsity sport in 1990. with 19 wins. In 2010, the success continued as the Vulcans made their first appearance in the PSAC Championship match before earning a secondstraight NCAA Tournament berth after being ranked as high as No. 4 in the NSCAA national poll. Cal U placed a school-record seven players on the All-PSAC teams as Bethany Smyda earned conference Freshman of the Year honors as well as Regional Player of the Year laurels from Daktronics after recording 16 goals, 11 assists and 43 points. Daktronics All-American goalkeeper Paula Jackson tied her single-season school record for wins with 18 and established a new record with a remarkable 0.34 goals-against average. This season, Cal U will begin play in a state-ofthe-art soccer complex. The complex, located at the old California High School Booster Field, is set to open in time for the 2011 season. While the history of Cal U soccer is bright, the future looks even brighter.

RECORD BOOK TEAM RECORDS Most goals in a game: Most goals allowed in a game: Most wins in a season: Fewest wins in a season: Fewest losses in a season: Most losses in a season: Most ties in a season: PSAC West Championships: PSAC Tournament Appearances: PSAC Tournament Championships: PSAC Tournament Record: NCAA Tournament Appearances: NCAA Tournament Record:

10 (vs. Waynesburg, 10/28/95) 9 (vs. Slippery Rock 1999) 19 (2009) 3 (1998) 1 (2010) 15 (1998, 2007) 4 (2010) 1 (2009) 2 (2009-10) 0 3-1-1 2 (2009-10) 3-1-2

COACHING RECORDS YEAR COACH 1990* Dennis Laskey 1991* Dennis Laskey 1992* Dennis Laskey 1993* Dennis Laskey 1994 Dennis Laskey 1995 Dennis Laskey 1996 Dennis Laskey 1997 Dennis Laskey 1998 Dennis Laskey 1999 Dennis Laskey 2000 Dennis Laskey 2001 Dennis Laskey 2002 Nicole Bartkus 2003 Nicole Bartkus 2004 Nicole Bartkus 2005 Nicole Bartkus 2006 Nicole Bartkus 2007 Al Alvine 2008 Al Alvine 2009 Al Alvine 2010 Al Alvine TOTAL 21 YEARS

OVERALL PSAC 7-8-1 --4-11-2 --12-5-1 --10-10-0 --12-5-1 4-4-1 7-10-2 2-5-2 6-12-2 2-7-2 6-12-1 2-7-1 3-15-1 0-9-1 6-14-0 0-10-0 8-12-0 1-9-0 8-9-2 2-7-1 9-9-0 3-7-0 9-8-2 2-7-2 5-14-1 2-7-1 5-11-3 4-6-0 7-11-1 3-6-1 4-15-1 1-8-1 12-5-3 7-5-2 19-6-1 10-3-1 18-1-4 12-1-1 177-203-29 60-114-17

* - played as members of WPISC from 1990-93

18

2011 CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA WOMEN’S SOCCER GUIDE


RECORD BOOK

GOALS AGAINST AVERAGE 0.34 - Paula Jackson (2010) 0.72 - Paula Jackson (2009) 0.96 - Erin Cook (2008) 1.32 - Dana Galiffa (2003) 1.37 - Dana Galiffa (2002) 1.72 - Deb Kopacko (1998) SHUTOUTS 13 - Paula Jackson (2010) 12 - Paula Jackson (2009) GOALIE MINUTES 2,261 - Paula Jackson (2009) 2,105 - Paula Jackson (2010) 1,880 - Erin Cook (2008) 1,785 - Hannah Speigle (2005) 1,779 - Dana Galiffa (2003) 1,730 - Deb Kopacko (1992) 1,720 - Dana Galiffa (2001) 1,682 - Erin Cook (2007) 1,617 - Dana Galiffa (2004) 1,610 - Joanne Eash (1993)

ASSISTS 35 - Kim Kottmeier (1992-95) 28 - Audrey Dawson (1994-97) 25 - Lindsey Ferry (1994-97) 24 - Kristie Strunk (1990-91) 23 - Sherry Valera (1992-95) POINTS 107 - Amanda Heister (2006-09) 103 - Sherry Valera (1992-95) 98 - Brianne Plute (2000-03) 95 - Kim Kottmeier (1992-95) 66 - Sam Regney (2008-10) 61 - Lindsey Ferry (1994-97) 60 - Rianna Coleman (1999-02) 58 - Kristie Strunk (1990-91) 58 - Audrey Dawson (1994-97)

SAVES 552 - Heather Powelson (1997-00) 410 - Dana Galiffa (2001-04) 380 - Erin Cook (2006-08) 207 - Kim Roadarmel (1994-97) GOALS AGAINST AVERAGE 0.54 - Paula Jackson (2009-pres) 1.72 - Erin Cook (2006-08) 1.74 - Dana Galiffa (2001-04) 2.10 - Heather Powelson (1997-00) GOALIE MINUTES 6,165 - Dana Galiffa (2001-04) 5,098 - Heather Powelson (1997-00) 4,921 - Erin Cook (2006-08) 3,785 - Paula Jackson (2009-pres) 2,508 - Kim Roadarmel (1994-97) * - NCAA Individual Champion

PLAYERS

POINTS 44 - Sherry Valera (1994) 43 - Bethany Smyda (2010) 42 - Amanda Heister (2009) 42 - Kristie Strunk (1990) 37 - Teresa Ribar (1993) 35 - Kim Kottmeier (1992) 30 - Kelly Giardetti (1998)

SAVES 248 - Heather Powelson (1998)*

CAREER GOALS 44 - Amanda Heister (2006-09) 41 - Sherry Valera (1992-95) 40 - Brianne Plute (2000-03) 30 - Kim Kottmeaier (1992-95) 24 - Kristie Strunk (1990-91) 23 - Sam Regney (2008-10) 22 - Rianna Coleman (1999-02) 18 - Lindsey Ferry (1994-97) 18 - Kelly Giardetti (1997-98)

COACHING STAFF

ASSISTS 14 - Caroline Acome (1994) 14 - Kim Kottmeier (1994) 11 - Bethany Smyda (2010) 11 - Audrey Dawson (1995) 9 - Sam Regney (2010) 9 - Carina Honeygosky (2009) 9 - Kayla Fransko (2009) 9 - Lee Ann Faulk (1992) 9 - Kim Kottmeier (1993)

28 - Amanda Heister (2006) 27 - Brianne Plute (2003) 26 - Sam Regney (2009) 26 - Kelli Rees (2003)

2011 PREVIEW

SINGLE SEASON GOALS 19 - Amanda Heister (2009) 19 - Sherry Valera (1994) 18 - Kristie Strunk (1990) 16 - Bethany Smyda (2010) 15 - Teresa Ribar (1993) 14 - Kim Kottmeier (1992) 13 - Kelli Rees (2002) 12 - Kelly Giardetti (1998) 11 - Brianne Plute (2003) 11 - Kelli Rees (2003) 11 - Amanda Heister (2006)

Amanda Heister set the all-time school record for points in 2009.

ALL-TIME HONORS PSAC ALL-STARS^

2004 Second Team Kelli Rees

1994 First Team Audrey Dawson Sherry Valera Second Team Kim Kottmeier

2010 First Team Paula Jackson Kayla Klimasko Sam Regney Bethany Smyda

1995 First Team Audrey Dawson Sherry Valera Second Team Elizabeth Aruta Kim Kottmeier

Third Team Sara Di Benedetto Kristen Orrett Carley Work

2005 Second Team Michelle Ewig Erin Riggle 2006 Second Team Tessa Babik Amanda Heister

2008 First Team Erin Cook Second Team Amanda Heister Kayla Klimasko Katie Powell

Second Team Paula Jackson Kayla Klimasko Carley Work

1997 First Team Audrey Dawson 1999 First Team Brigit Bond 2001 Second Team Rianna Coleman 2002 Second Team Kelli Rees

PSAC WEST COACH OF THE YEAR 2009 Al Alvine NSCAA ALL-AMERICAN 1993 Teresa Ribar (second team) 1994 Audrey Dawson (first team) Sherry Valera (second team) 1995 Audrey Dawson (first team) 1996 Audrey Dawson (second team) NSCAA ALL-REGION 1994 Audrey Dawson (first team) 1995 Audrey Dawson (first team) 1996 Audrey Dawson (first team) 1997 Audrey Dawson (first team) Sherry Valera (second team) 2007 Erin Cook (second team) 2008 Erin Cook (second team) Katie Powell (second team) Amanda Heister (third team) Kayla Klimasko (third team) 2009 Amanda Heister (first team) Sam Regney (first team) Kayla Klimasko (second team) 2010 Sam Regney (first team) Bethany Smyda (first team) Kayla Klimasko (third team) NSCAA REGIONAL COACH OF THE YEAR 2009 Al Alvine

DAKTRONICS REGIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2010 Bethany Smyda DAKTRONICS ALL-REGION 2008 Jennifer Wise (second team) Erin Cook (HM) Amanda Heister (HM) Sam Regney (HM) 2009 Amanda Heister (first team) Carina Honeygosky (second team) 2010 Paula Jackson (first team) Kayla Klimasko (first team) Sam Regney (first team) Bethany Smyda (first team) Kristen Orrett (second team) Carley Work (second team) CoSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT 2003 Terri Flaherty (second team) 2004 Terri Flaherty (second team) 2009 Carina Honeygosky (first team) Kristen Orrett (third team) 2010 Carina Honeygosky (first team) Paula Jackson (first team) Kristen Orrett (first team) Sam Regney (third team) CAL U ATHLETICS HALL OF FAME 1998 Deb Kopacko, 1992 2007 Sherry Valera, 1996 2008 Audrey Dawson

2011 CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA WOMEN’S SOCCER GUIDE

19

ABOUT CAL U

2009 First Team Amanda Heister Sam Regney

1996 First Team Audrey Dawson

* - selected from 2004-09 ^ - selected from 19942003; 2010-present

PSAC WEST FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR 2010 Bethany Smyda

DAKTRONICS ALL-AMERICAN 2010 Paula Jackson (second team) Kayla Klimasko (third team) Bethany Smyda (third team)

HISTORY

2007 First Team Erin Cook Michelle Ewig Second Team Amanda Heister Jennifer Wise

PSAC WEST ATHLETE OF THE YEAR 2009 Amanda Heister

2010 REVIEW

PSAC WEST ALL-STARS*


PSAC

2011 PREVIEW

COACHING STAFF

PLAYERS

2010 REVIEW

HISTORY

ABOUT CAL U

Originating in 1951 to administer and promote men’s athletics, the Pennsylvania

State Athletic Conference has evolved into one of the NCAA’s most heralded intercollegiate conferences. The first major step came in 1977, when based on a growing interest, the league reorganized to provide a structure for its women’s programs. Only three years later, lacking a standard competitive division, league voted to reclassify the entire conference to NCAA Division II. Among its recent enhancements the PSAC has expanded its membership twice during a four-year span. The first occurred during the 2008-09 academic year with the addition of full-time members Gannon University and Mercyhurst College, and associate member Long Island UniversityC.W. Post. Over the past year, the PSAC’s Board of Directors agreed to welcome Seton Hill University as an associate member to begin play in field hockey during the 2011-12 campaign. The membership now consists of 16 full-time institutions and the two associate members. All of the league’s full-time members are located within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, which makes the PSAC the largest one-state conference in the NCAA. The league has also grown to share the distinctions as: The largest conference in Division II, the largest football-playing conference in the NCAA, and, with 23, the conference that sponsors the most championships at the Division II level. Highly competitive on a regional and national level, PSAC schools annually combine to send nearly one-third of its teams into

NCAA postseason play. Ultimately, the membership’s success has yielded 43 NCAA team and 246 individual title winners. While proud of its athletic accomplishments, the league also has evolved into one of Division II’s finest from an academic standpoint. Today, nearly one-third of the PSAC’s estimated 6,300 participants are honored each year as “Scholar-Athletes” for maintaining a grade-point average of 3.25 or better - a total that has nearly doubled since PSAC Scholar-Athletes were first recognized in the mid1990s. Although all 16 current institutions are members of Division II, seven league schools also compete at the Division I level in select sports. PSAC schools enroll over 127,000 students and claim over 710,000 alumni, including 483,000 who reside in Pennsylvania. The PSAC is governed by the presidents of the 16 member institutions. It employs a commissioner, an associate and assistant commissioner, and a director of media relations at its headquarters in Lock Haven, Pa. Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference 206 Annex Building Lock Haven, PA 17745 Staff Steve Murray - Commissioner Will Adair - Associate Commissioner Carlin Chesick - Assistant Commissioner/ Senior Woman Administrator Matt Beltz - Director of Media Relations

2010 PSAC STANDINGS

2010 PSAC STATISTICS

Team..................................PSAC......... Pct........Points...... Overall.............Pct. West Chester...........................13-1-0........... .929..................39...........18-1-4............... .870 California......................... 12-1-1........ .893............. 37........ 18-1-4........... .870 Kutztown..................................10-3-1........... .767..................31...........14-5-2............... .714 Bloomsburg.............................10-3-1........... .750..................31...........13-5-3............... .690 Slippery Rock............................8-3-3........... .679..................27...........14-3-5............... .750 Edinboro.....................................8-5-1........... .567..................25...........11-6-1............... .639 IUP.................................................7-6-1........... .536..................22............. 9-8-1............... .528 Shippensburg...........................7-7-0........... .500..................21...........10-8-1............... .553 Mercyhurst.................................5-8-1........... .393..................16............. 8-9-1............... .472 Clarion.........................................4-7-3........... .393..................15............. 4-9-4............... .353 East Stroudsburg.....................5-9-0........... .357..................15............. 8-9-1............... .472 Lock Haven................................3-8-3........... .321..................12............. 6-8-3............... .441 Gannon.......................................3-9-2........... .286..................11...........4-10-3............... .324 Mansfield..................................0-12-2........... .071.................... 2...........1-13-2............... .125 Millersville................................0-13-1........... .036.................... 1...........1-16-1............... .083

Individual Leaders (total) Points Goals Assists Game-Winning Goals Goals Against Avg Save Percentage Shutouts

Sarah Oswald, West Chester Sarah Oswald, West Chester Bethany Smyda, California Sarah Oswald, West Chester Paula Jackson, California Paula Jackson, California Lyndsie Bernardini, West Chester

Team Leaders (total) Points Goals Assists Goals-Against Average Saves Shutouts

California 185 California 61 California 63 California 0.38 Shippensburg 131 West Chester 17

ALL-PSAC FIRST-TEAM 2010 PSAC TOURNAMENT Quarterfinals (1) West Chester d. (8) Shippensburg, 1-0 (2) California d. (7) IUP, 2-0 (3) Kutztown d. (6) Edinboro, 5-1 (5) Slippery Rock d. (4) Bloomsburg, 2-1 Semifinals West Chester t. Slippery Rock, 2-2 (WCU 4-3 PK) California d. Kutztown, 1-0 Finals West Chester t. California, 0-0 (WCU 4-3 PK)

20

F - Stephanie Borland, Kutztown F - Katie Leverentz, Shippensburg F - Sarah Oswald, West Chester F - Bethany Smyda, California MF - Jessica Bennett MF - Carolynne Kahl, Kutztown MF - Sam Regney, California MF - Amanda Sharbaugh, Gannon D - Chelsea Deeter, Kutztown D - Kayla Klimasko, California D - Tara Malkiewicz, West Chester D - Cindi Nickels, West Chester GK - Lyndsie Bernardini, West Chester GK - Paula Jackson, California

46 18 11 9 0.34 .902 16

PSAC ATHLETE OF THE YEAR Sarah Oswald, Sr. West Chester PSAC FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR Bethany Smyda, Fr. California PSAC COACH OF THE YEAR Rob Eaton, Clarion

2011 CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA WOMEN’S SOCCER GUIDE


DR. ANGELO ARMENTI, JR.

PLAYERS 2010 REVIEW HISTORY ABOUT ABOUT CAL U

Angelo Armenti, Jr. President

2011 CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA WOMEN’S SOCCER GUIDE

COACHING STAFF

President and Mrs. Armenti

W

elcome to California University of Pennsylvania and another exciting season of Vulcan women’s soccer. I am confident that Coach Al Alvine, his staff and the players will continue to build upon the women’s soccer tradition and make this a year to remember. This was a year of remarkable achievements at Cal U. In the past 12 months our academic offerings have been strengthened and expanded. Our beautiful campus continues to evolve, and our enrollment continues to grow. Our athletic teams won statewide and regional titles. Cal U finished in the Top 15 in the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings for an impressive fourth-consecutive year. During the 2009-10 academic year Cal U’s second placefinish was the highest by a PSAC school since the Directors’ Cup was initiated prior to the 1995-96 academic year. We are very proud of our student-athletes, coaches and many individuals behind the scenes who are responsible for this magnificent accomplishment. I am particularly proud of our student-athletes who perform well not only on the field of play, but also in the classroom. During the 2010-11 academic year, a total of 225 California University of Pennsylvania student-athletes, representing all sports, were named to the Spring 2011 edition of the Vulcan Athletic Director Honor Roll after a record 245 student-athletes earned the honor during the Fall 2010 semester. For the 10th-consecutive semester, the Cal U athletic programs compiled a cumulative gradepoint average of 3.00 or higher. In addition, a combined 155 student-athletes from Cal U representing all sports (fall, winter and spring) were named PSAC Scholar-Athletes for the 2010-11 academic year. Our athletes have put in hundreds of hours of practice, and their hard work and dedication make them winners regardless of the score. The same can be said of the coaching staff, whose devotion to their sport and their players is an inspiration. The mission of Cal U is to build character and build careers. While the formal part of the education occurs in classrooms, laboratories and internship sites, the other part of a college education takes place in residence halls, the Natali Student Union and in various sport venues, such as the brand-new Phillipsburg Complex. Women’s soccer and our other athletic programs provide students with an experience that helps them to learn and to grow in ways that will benefit them the rest of their lives. Teamwork is important not only on the field, but in the boardroom, the operating room and in the classroom. Many of our alumni who were student-athletes during their time here have distinguished themselves in endeavors far removed from their sport, but they have carried with them the important life lessons they have learned on the field and from their coaches, their teammates and even their opponents. I hope that you enjoy the 2011 season and that you will support all of these young athletes enthusiastically.

2011 PREVIEW

On May 19, 1992, Dr. Angelo Armenti, Jr. was appointed by the Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education as the sixth president of California University of Pennsylvania, founded in 1852. He holds a B.S. degree in Physics from Villanova University, and MA and Ph.D. degrees from Temple University in special and general relativity, respectively. He had a distinguished 20-year career at Villanova University prior to becoming president of California University. At Villanova he served as professor of physics, chair of the department of physics, Dean of University College, and Director of Planning. In addition to scholarly publications in scientific journals, Dr. Armenti received the Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1978, and was named an American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow in 1992, one of only thirty-two individuals selected nationally for this recognition. His book, The Physics of Sports, commissioned by the American Institute of Physics, remains in print since its initial publication in 1992. Since Dr. Armenti’s arrival at California University in 1992, applications have increased by 90%; average SATs have increased by 113 points; FTE enrollments have increased by 43%; and four-year graduation rates have increased by 94%. Many new academic programs have been initiated including: Master of Social Work (MSW); Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT); Master of Science in Multi-Media Technology; Physical Therapy Assistant; Sports Management; Graphic Design, Computer Engineering Technology, Criminal Justice, Legal Studies, Music Technology and Nursing Administration. Other University accomplishments since his arrival as president include: creation of an Athletic Hall of Fame; winning the Dixon Trophy as well as three National championships (two in women’s softball and one in women’s basketball); a successfully completed $13 million (first ever) capital campaign; a second capital campaign that is currently on schedule to reach its $35 million goal; a twenty-fold increase in endowment funds; the adoption by the University of the core values of Integrity, Civility, and Responsibility; the adoption of a University Bill of Rights and Responsibilities; the creation of the University Forum—a new governance structure; adoption of a new general education curriculum; implementation of a $200 million master plan, including: the building of the Eberly Science and Technology Center, the Kara Alumni House, the Duda Classroom Building, a 6,000 seat Convocation Center, and six modern new residence halls; the renovation or expansion of numerous other buildings on campus; and the creation of Global Online, the University’s internet-based outreach to some 2,000 students from around the world. Dr. Armenti has been active with the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and has served as Campaign Chair and President of the Mon Valley United Way. In 2001 he became a Certified Covey Trainer on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. He is a member of the board of directors of the Washington County Redevelopment Authority, a member of the board of directors of the Greater Pittsburgh council of Boy Scouts of America, and Chair of the Commission of Presidents of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. He is married to the former Barbara Malinowski and, together, they have five grown children and nine grandchildren. His avocations include piano, photography and sailing.

21


DR. LENORA ANGELONE Vice President for Student Development & Services

CRAIG BUTZINE

Vice President for Marketing & University Relations

RONALD D. HUIATT

GERALDINE M. JONES Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs

Vice President of University Development & Alumni Relations

PLAYERS

2010 REVIEW

HISTORY

ABOUT CAL U ABOUT

UNIVERSITY & ATHLETIC ADMINISTRATION

DR. CHARLES A. MANCE

ROBERT J. THORN

Interim Vice President of Administration & Finance

2011 PREVIEW

COACHING STAFF

Vice President for University Technology Services

FRANK BAUER

Associate Vice President for Athletic Development

22

DR. THOMAS PUCCI Athletic Director

DR. KAREN HJERPE

Associate Athletic Director Sr. Woman Administrator

DR. BILL BIDDINGTON

2011 CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA WOMEN’S SOCCER GUIDE

Faculty Athletic Representative


UNIVERSITY PROFILE 2011 PREVIEW

BUILDING CHARACTER. BUILDING CAREERS.

PLAYERS

The University is inspired by its core values of Integrity, Civility and Responsibility.

On May 19, 1992, Dr. Angelo Armenti, Jr. was appointed by the Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education as the sixth president of California University of Pennsylvania, founded in 1852.

2010 REVIEW

Cal U’s world class facilities provide the best in student housing and the new geothermal technologies have helped California University reduce power consumption to 57 percent less energy. Cal U is home to more than 100 clubs and organizations. The Student Activities Board provides various programs which include: concerts, lectures, films, off-campus trips and recreational activities, to name a few.

HISTORY

3 6 57 100 150

COACHING STAFF

California University of Pennsylvania, a comprehensive regional institution of higher education and a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, is a diverse, caring and scholarly learning community dedicated to excellence in the liberal arts, science and technology, and professional studies that is devoted to building character and careers, broadly defined. The University is inspired by its core values of Integrity, Civility and Responsibility and is guided by its Bill of Rights and Responsibilities: We have the right to safety and security; We have the responsibility to ensure the safety and security of others; We have the right to be treated with respect; We have the responsibility to treat others with respect; We have the right to expect the best; We have the responsibility to give our best; We have the right to be treated fairly; We have the responsibility to treat others fairly. To advance its ultimate mission of building the character and careers of students, the University shall focus its efforts on three goals: student achievement and success, institutional excellence, and community service. These interrelated ends will be facilitated by the following means: high quality faculty, students, programs and facilities. These means, in turn, will be funded through an energetic program of resource acquisition and stewardship. The University is located on 294 acres in the borough of California, Pa., just 35 miles south of Pittsburgh on the banks of the Monongahela River. Here, highly trained faculty members, caring staff and state-ofthe-art facilities combine to help every student develop a degree of character while preparing for a meaningful career.

As undergraduates, Cal U students can choose from more than 150 programs of study in three undergraduate colleges.

2011 CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA WOMEN’S SOCCER GUIDE

23

ABOUT ABOUT CAL U

www.calu.edu


217-579_#1Ad_8.5x11_4C_Layout 1 5/31/11 10:34 AM Page 1

UNIVERSITY PROFILE

ABOUT CAL U ABOUT

CLICK WITH AMERICA’S #1 RANKED ONLINE UNIVERSITY.

COACHING STAFF

PLAYERS

2010 REVIEW

HISTORY

Visit calu.edu/go and learn why Cal U has been ranked the #1 online university in the nation.* Our accredited degree programs, affordable tuition costs, low student-to-faculty ratios, and high graduation and retention rates are second to none. So no matter where in the world – or in life – you might be, you can click with the best online degree program anywhere. Right here @ Cal U.

*The Top 25 Online Colleges study was conducted by SR Education Group and can be viewed at www.guidetoonlineschools.com.

2011 PREVIEW

C A L I F O R N I A U N I V E R S I T Y O F P E N N SY LVA N I A BUILDING CHARACTER. BUILDING CAREERS. www.calu.edu/go A proud member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.

24

CALU

2011 CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA WOMEN’S SOCCER GUIDE


Sept.

1

ALDERSON-BROADDUS

4 p.m.

Sept.

3

@ Charleston (W.Va.)

4 p.m.

Sept.

7

@ Indiana (Pa.)

4 p.m.

Sept. 11

WEST VIRGINIA WESLEYAN

1 p.m.

Sept. 16

SLIPPERY ROCK *

2 p.m.

Sept. 17

LOCK HAVEN *

4 p.m.

Sept. 20

@ West Chester *

4 p.m.

Sept. 24

EAST STROUDSBURG *

(Family Day)

11 a.m.

Sept. 28

GANNON *

4 p.m.

Oct.

1

@ Mercyhurst *

4 p.m.

Oct.

7

@ Mansfield *

2:30 p.m.

Oct.

8

@ Kutztown *

2 p.m.

Oct.

12

DAVIS & ELKINS

3 p.m.

Oct.

15

CLARION *

7 p.m.

Oct.

19

@ Bloomsburg *

2 p.m.

Oct.

22

MILLERSVILLE *

Oct.

25

(Homecoming) @ Edinboro *

Oct. 29

SHIPPENSBURG *

(Senior Day)

Nov.

1 PSAC Tournament

Nov. 4-5

PSAC Tournament

* - Denotes PSAC Contest Home Games in BOLD CAPS

3:30 p.m. 6 p.m. 3 p.m. TBA TBA

2011 Cal U Women's Soccer Guide  

The official publication for the Cal U women's soccer program covering the 2011 season.

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you