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QUICK FACTS • 2009 SCHEDULE TEAM QUICK FACTS Head Coach . . . .Erica Walsh (William & Mary ‘97) ewalsh@psu.edu Penn State Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34-12-2 (.729) Career Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74-40-5 (.643) Assistant Coach . . .Ann Cook (William & Mary ‘97) acook@psu.edu Assistant Coach . . . . .Michael Coll (Penn State ‘97) mtc120@psu.edu Vol. Assistant. . . . .Mariel Wilner (Northeastern ‘08) mwilner@psu.edu

ERICA WALSH

Head Coach

ANN COOK Assistant Coach

MICHAEL COLL

Assistant Coach

MARIEL WILNER

Soccer Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .263 Rec Hall University Park, Pa. 16802 Soccer Office Phone . . . . . . . . . . . .(814) 863-5372 Soccer Office Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(814) 865-6157 Home Stadium (Capacity) . . . .Jeffrey Field (5,000) 2008 Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16-8-0 2008 Big Ten Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-2-0 (T-1st) 2008 Big Ten Tournament . . . . . . . . . . .Champions 2008 NCAA Tournament . . . . . . . . . . .First Round Lost at Rutgers, 2-1 (2OT)

Letterwinners Returning/Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . .21/5 Starters Returning/Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9/2 Newcomers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 First Season . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1994 All-Time Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . .278-63-21 (.797) Years . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 All-Time Big Ten Record . . . . . . . .117-15-7 (.867) Years . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 NCAA Appearances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Women’s College Cup Appearances . . . . . . . . . . .3

2009 SCHEDULE AUGUST

Saturday

23

VIRGINIA

University Park, Pa.

7:00 p.m.

Saturday Saturday

29 31

PENN STATE INVITATIONAL WEST VIRGINIA University Park, Pa. CONNECTICUT University Park, Pa.

7:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m.

Friday Sunday

4 6

at Florida State RUTGERS

Tallahassee, Fla. University Park, Pa.

7:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.

Friday Sunday Sunday Wednesday Sunday

11 13 20 23 27

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UCONN CLASSIC vs. Wake Forest vs. Boston University JAMES MADISON at Bucknell at Michigan State

Storrs, Conn. 5:00 p.m. Storrs, Conn. 11:30 a.m. University Park, Pa. 1:00 p.m. Lewisburg, Pa. 7:00 p.m. East Lansing, Mich. 1:00 p.m.

Sunday Friday Sunday Friday Sunday Sunday ursday

4 9 11 16 18 25 29

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OHIO STATE NORTHWESTERN IOWA at Minnesota at Wisconsin ILLINOIS at Indiana

University Park, Pa. 1:00 p.m. University Park, Pa. 7:00 p.m. University Park, Pa. 11:00 a.m. Minneapolis, Minn. 7:00 p.m. Madison, Wis. Noon University Park, Pa. 1:00 p.m. Bloomington, Ind. 7:30 p.m.

Sunday Friday

1 6

* *

PURDUE at Michigan

University Park, Pa. Ann Arbor, Mich.

Friday Sunday Friday Friday

13 15 20 27

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NCAA TOURNAMENT NCAA First Round NCAA Second Round NCAA ird Round NCAA Quarterfinals

Campus Sites Campus Sites Campus Sites Campus Sites

Friday Sunday

13 15

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NCAA WOMEN’S COLLEGE CUP NCAA Semifinals College Station, Texas NCAA Final College Station, Texas

SEPTEMBER

Volunteer Assistant Coach

OCTOBER

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER

Noon 7:00 p.m.

TBA TBA TBA TBA

TBA TBA

* – Indicates Big Ten Match; ^ – Indicates NCAA Tournament Match All home games in CAPS played at Jeffrey Field; All times are local to site 2

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TABLE OF CONTENTS • ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS TABLE OF CONTENTS

1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .is is Penn State Women’s Soccer 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Quick Facts • 2009 Schedule 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Table of Contents • Communications Information 4-5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jeffrey Field: Home of the Nittany Lions 6-7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Head Coach Erica Walsh 8-9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Nittany Lion Assistant Coaches 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Soccer Without Borders 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2009 Nittany Lion Roster 11-12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2009 Outlook 13-28 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2009 Nittany Lions 29 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Penn State Dance Marathon 30-31 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2008 Year-in-Review 32-33 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2008 Final Statistics 34-35 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .e Big Ten Conference • e Big Ten Network 35 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .e Big Ten Network 36-37 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2008 Big Ten Women’s Soccer Review 38-39 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Nittany Lions on National Teams 40 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Nittany Lions in the Pros 41 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Brazil 2009 42-45 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Team History 42 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .e Nittany Lions at Wembley Stadium 43 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Nittany Lion Legend Christie Welsh 46-47 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .NCAA Tournament History 48-49 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Penn State in the Final NCSAA Polls 50 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M.A.C. Hermann History 51 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Nittany Lion All-Americans 52-53 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .National Honors 54-55 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Regional Honors 56-57 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Big Ten Honors 58 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Team Awards 59-61 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Individual Records 62-63 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Team and Class Records 64 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Yearly Stat Leaders 65 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .All-Time Nittany Lion Letterwinners and Captains 66 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Uniform Number History 67 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Former Nittany Lions by State and Country 68-71 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Year-by-Year Results 71 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .All-Time Series Records • All-Time Upsets 72-76 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .University Section 77 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PSU Athletics Directory 78-79 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Media Information 80 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TV/Radio Chart

CREDITS

e 2009 Penn State Women’s Soccer Yearbook Content and Layout .................Jeremy S. Fallis Excutive Editor ...............................Jeff Nelson Design and Cover Art...............Michele Kopec Contributors ...Stephanie Petulla, Kris Peterson Printer.......................Jostens, State College, Pa. 11-TIME BIG TEN CHAMPIONS 1998-2008

Photo Credits ......Mark Selders, Steve Manuel, University Image Resource Center, and Penn State Athletics unless otherwise noted Copies available to the public for purchase: $5.00 each

2009 CAPTAIN

ALYSSA NAEHER

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ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS Contact . .Jeremy S. Fallis Office . .(814) 865-3613 Cell . . . . (814) 206-6544 Fax . . . . .(814) 863-3165 E-mail . . . jsf16@psu.edu 101D Bryce Jordan Center University Park, Pa. 16802 STATEMENT OF NONDISCRIMINATION e Pennsylvania State University is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to programs, facilities, admission, and employment without regard to personal characteristics not related to ability, performance, or qualifications as determined by University policy or by state or federal authorities. It is the policy of the University to maintain an academic and work environment free of discrimination, including harassment. e Pennsylvania State University prohibits discrimination and harassment against any person because of age, ancestry, color, disability or handicap, national origin, race, religious creed, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Discrimination or harassment against faculty, staff, or students will not be tolerated at e Pennsylvania State University. Direct all inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policy to the Affirmative Action Director, e Pennsylvania State University, 328 Boucke Building, University Park, PA 16802-5901; Tel 814-865-4700/V, 814-863-1150/TTY.

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JEFFREY FIELD

JEFFREY FIELD

2006 COLLEGIATE SOCCER FIELD OF THE YEAR THE SPORTSTURF MANAGERS ASSOCIATION’S

TOP 10 JEFFREY FIELD CROWDS Att. 3,208 2,963 2,768 2,366 2,216 2,197 1,878 1,676 1,407 1,337

Opponent #2 UCLA #1 Notre Dame #4 Virginia Indiana #5 Texas A&M #4 Florida State Navy #20 Washington Illinois Iowa

Date Aug. 25, 2006 Sept. 21, 2008 Sept. 4, 2005 Sept. 24, 2004 Sept. 16, 2007 Aug. 29, 2008 Oct. 30, 2005 Aug. 26, 2005 Oct. 8, 2004 Oct. 9, 2005

HOME ATTENDANCE RECORDS Year Games Att. 1994 6 2,340 1995 10 3,187 1996 7 1,967 1997 12 4,346 1998 13 6,849 1999 12 9,640 2000 12 6,131 2001 10 6,217 2002 9 4,394 2003 11 8,090 2004 10 9,284 2005 13 14,711 2006 16 12,969 2007 11 8,706 2008 10 10,964 15 yrs. 162109,522

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High Avg. 640 390 500 319 637 281 674 362 693 527 1,257 803 1,050 511 1,270 622 702 488 1,274 735 2,366 928 2,768 1,132 3,208 811 2,216 791 2,963 1,096 3,208 676

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A stadium rich in history, Jeffrey Field has been the host site for several special women’s soccer contests. Penn State has played NCAA games on its home field every year since 1997 and 11 years overall. Additionally, Jeffrey Field was the site for the 1998 and 2006 Big Ten Conference Tournaments, both of which the Nittany Lions won. e final contest of the 1998 tournament aired on Fox Sports, marking the first-ever television broadcast of women’s soccer from Jeffrey Field. e 2006 Big Ten final was broadcast by CBS College Sports (nee CSTV). e Nittany Lions have enjoyed great success at Jeffrey Field, compiling a 143-14-5 record (.898) in 15 seasons, with six undefeated home slates (1996, ‘98, 2001, ‘02, ‘03 and ‘05) including undefeated home seasons four of the last eight years. Over 100,000 spectators have attended women’s soccer games at Jeffrey Field since 1994. Over the last six seasons, attendance at Nittany Lion women’s games has more than doubled. During the 2006 campaign, Penn State re-wrote its all-time best crowd again. A school-record attendance of 3,208 cheered on the Lions in their upset-victory over No. 2 UCLA on Aug. 25. e Nittany Lion women’s soccer team has hosted some of the top teams in the nation. On Sept. 17, 1999, Penn State played host to defending national champion Florida. Powerhouses such as UCLA, Santa Clara, Southern Methodist, Tennessee, Florida and Maryland as well as No. 1 Notre Dame in 2008, have all visited Jeffrey Field. is year, the Lions will host Virginia, Connecticut, West Virginia, Rutgers, and James Madison in non-conference action as well as an always strong Big Ten slate that includes Ohio State, Northwestern, Iowa, Illinois, and Purdue. On the road, the Nittany Lions have also exhibited their skills before large crowds. In addition to the 40,000 fans at the Wembley exhibition match in 1997, Penn State played before a crowd of 14,013 at the 1999 College Cup in San Jose, Calif., and almost 10,000 at the 2002 College Cup in Austin, Texas. FACILITY HISTORY AND FUTURE Dedicated on Sept. 29, 1972, Penn State’s soccer stadium is named in honor of the late Bill Jeffrey, the Penn State men’s soccer coach from 1926-52. Regarded as the finest grass surface in the country and named such officially in 2006, Jeffrey Field was refurbished first in 1978. New bleachers with a capacity of 3,500 were added along with fencing and an adjacent practice field. New lights were added prior to the 1996 season. During the summer of 2004, Jeffrey Field again underwent a facelift. In addition to a new field surface, new bleachers, a press box and a video booth were also added. Additional improvements are in the long-term plans for the stadium, including a team building with locker and training rooms, and more practical fields in the complex where the former baseball field once stood.

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ATTENDANCE RECORDS ALL-TIME JEFFREY FIELD RECORD

JEFFREY FIEL D FA CTS WOMEN’S SOCCER HAS A 143-14-5 RECORD AT JEFFREY FIELD. A PROgRAM-BEST 3,208 FANS SAW THE LIONS PLAY #2 UCLA IN 2006 AT JEFFREY FIELD. PENN STATE HAS RECORDED SIx

UNDEFEATED SEASONS IN 14 YEARS AT JEFFREY FIELD. SINCE UPgRADES IN THE SUMMER OF 2004, JEFFREY FIELD NOW HOLDS

5,000 FANS.

Year 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 15 Years

W 5 7 7 9 13 10 11 10 9 11 9 13 14 9 6 143

L 1 2 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 4 14

T 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 5

TOP PENN STATE ROAD CROWDS

Pct. .833 .750 1.000 .792 1.000 .875 .917 1.000 1.000 1.000 .900 1.000 .906 .864 .600 .898

Att. Opponent Date 40,000 at London Select Team Aug. 3, 1997 Wembley Stadium; London, England 14,013 vs. #2 North Carolina Dec. 3, 1999 NCAA Women’s College Cup; San Jose, Calif. 9,774 vs. #9 Portland Dec. 6, 2002 NCAA College Cup; Austin, Texas 6,701 vs. #1 Portland Dec. 2, 2005 NCAA College Cup; College Station, Texas 4,213 at #1 North Carolina Sept. 12, 1999 3,774 at #9 Texas A&M Sept. 3, 2006 2,667 at #15 Illinois Oct. 1, 2006 2,412 at Navy Oct. 26, 2006 2,241 at #17 Connecticut Sept. 6, 2007 2,079 at Ohio State Oct. 14, 2005

THE NITTANY LIONS’ BIg TEN JEFFREY FIELD RECORD STANDS AT 67-2-3.

Jeffrey Field and the adjoining practice soccer facility at night.

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HEAD COACH ERICA WALSH

Erica

WALSH

Head Coach • 3rd Year WILLIAM & MARY ‘97

Record at PSU: Overall:

34-12-2 (.729) 74-40-5 (.643)

Head coach Erica Walsh is entering her third season at the helm of the Penn State women’s soccer program. Walsh continued her success from the 2007 campaign into a 16-8-0 record that saw Penn State capture its 11th-straight Big Ten Championship and the 2008 Big Ten Tournament crown. Her transition to Penn State was quite smooth as the team finished 18-4-2 including a 9-1-0 mark in conference play and was ranked 12th in the final NSCAA poll of the season. When she came to Penn State, Walsh brought with her a wealth of experience at both the international and collegiate levels already having coached at six different universities, including three stints as head coach as well as serving as an assistant for the U.S. U-19 team from March to December of 2004 and as head coach of the U-17 team from December 2004 to February of 2007. As of January 2009, Walsh was appointed as a member of the Panel of Instructors and Lecturers fro FIFA Courses. In addition, she was appointed as the Chairman of the Women’s Technical Committee for the period of January 1, 2009 to June 30, 2011. In January of 2008, Walsh was named as the assistant coach by Pia Sundhage for the U.S. National Team. With Walsh’s help and guidance the U.S. team completed its historic run with a gold medal at the 2008 Olympic games in Beijing, China. Even sweeter was that Walsh’s main responsibility was the U.S. Team’s defense, which held fellow world power Brazil scoreless in the gold medal game. The head coach at Harvard University as well as the U.S. Under17 team prior to her hiring at Penn State, Walsh has consistently been active among the coaching ranks both at the Division I level and with the U.S. Youth National Team program for nearly a decade. Prior to her time with the Harvard Crimson, she was part of a Florida State staff that led the Seminoles to one of its most successful year to date. FSU joined Penn State in the 2005 Women's Soccer College Cup, with both programs reaching the national semifinals. Walsh's coaching path began in 1997 as a graduate assistant with Bucknell University. In 1998, she accepted a position at Dartmouth where she was an assistant coach for two seasons. After helping the team to a final NSCAA ranking of No. 8 at the conclusion of the WALSH’S CAREER AT PENN STATE Season Overall Pct. 2007 18-4-2 .792 2008 16-8-0 .667 Penn State 34-12-2 .729 Career 74-40-5 .643

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Big Ten 9-1-0 8-2-0 17-3-0

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Pct. .900 .800 .850

Finish 1st T-1st

WALSH’S NATIONAL RÉSUMÉ Head Coach U.S. Under-17 December 2004-March 2007 Assistant Coach U.S. National Team January 2008-present 2008 Olympic Goal Medalists U.S. Under-19 March-December 2004

team's 1998 NCAA quarterfinal run as well as an Ivy League championship in 1999, Walsh assumed the head coaching duties before the 2000 season. As head coach, Walsh led the Big green to back-to-back Ivy League co-championships in 2000 and 2001. Her squad was ranked in the NSCAA's top 25 each year, rising as high as No. 13 in 2001. In her three seasons as head coach, Dartmouth was invited to the NCAA Tournament each season and reached the round of 16 twice. All three of her teams earned the

WALSH’S COLLEGIATE RÉSUMÉ Head Coach Penn State 2007-present Harvard 2006 Dartmouth 2000-02 Assistant Coach Florida State 2005-06 Darmouth 1998-99 Graduate Assistant Lehigh 2003-04 Bucknell 1997 Student-Athlete William & Mary 1993-97

WALSH’S ACCOLADES

NCAA Postseason Third Round (L, 1-0 at West Virginia) First Round (L, 2-1 (2OT) at Rutgers) 2 NCAA Appearances (2-2) 5 NCAA Appearances (5-5)

6 YEARS OF COLLEgE HEAD COACHINg EXPERIENCE 5 NCAA APPEARANCES 5 NCAA TOURNAMENT WINS 3 ALL-AMERICAN HONORS 2 BIg TEN CHAMPIONSHIPS 1 gOLD MEDAL

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HEAD COACH ERICA WALSH NSCAA's Academic Team Award. Walsh left Dartmouth to earn her MBA in Business Administration at Lehigh University where she served as a graduate assistant from 2003-04. Beginning in the spring of 2004, Walsh joined the United States Under-19 team as an assistant coach where she helped with preparations for the Under-19 World Cup. The U.S. finished with the bronze medal in Thailand after defeating Brazil in the third place match. After the World Cup, Walsh was appointed the U.S. National Team's U-17 head coach, a position which she held for three years. As a player, Walsh was an NSCAA All-Region selection at William & Mary. A two-time first team All-CAA pick, she propelled her team to four NCAA Tournament appearances as well as two CAA regular season and two CAA league championships. A high school All-American at Lower Moreland, she was also a member of the U.S. Under-17 National Team. Walsh earned her bachelor of science degree with a concentration in biology from William & Mary in 1997. Currently, she resides in State College.

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ASSISTANT COACHES

Michael

COLL

Assistant Coach • 6th Year PENN STATE ‘97

Michael Coll is entering his sixth season as an assistant coach for the Penn State women’s soccer team after a three-year stint as an assistant coach on the Lions’ men’s team and a four-year tenure as the head women’s soccer coach Saint Francis (Pa.). A native of Derry, Ireland, Coll graduated in 1997 with a bachelor’s degree in exercise and sport science from Penn State University. A former Nittany Lion All-Big Ten and All Mid-Atlantic Region defender, Coll also served as an assistant coach with the Penn State men’s program from 1997-2000. A four-year letterman, Coll started 84 out of 85 games during those four years. He was a two-time first team all-conference selection, a 1996 All-Mid-Atlantic Region honoree as well as a member of the Academic All-Big Ten Team. Still a factor on the offense, Coll netted a goal and tallied 10 assists during his career. Coll was part of the Lions’ 1993 Big Ten championship squad, as well as three NCAA teams. While at Penn State he continued to represent Ireland in International competition starting all matches at the World University games in Buffalo, N.Y., in 1993 and Fukuoka, Japan in 1995.

Mariel

WILNER

Volunteer Assistant • 3rd Year NORTHEASTERN ‘07 Mariel Wilner is entering her third season as the volunteer assistant coach. e former Harvard assistant soccer coach, Wilner followed Erica Walsh after spending the 2006 season with the Crimson. Wilner also served briefly as the goalkeeper coach at Northeastern, where she was a member of the team from 2003-05. Already a proven instructor, Wilner guided current Nittany Lion goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher to 2007 and 2008 First Team All-America honors as well as Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year honors in 2007. Before Penn State, she helped Harvard goalkeeper Lauren Mann to 2006 Ivy League Rookie of the Year honors. Wilner’s other coaching experience includes spending the summer of 2006 as an assistant with the Region I ODP squad and coaching the New England Eagles FC (Under-11 head coach, Under-17 assistant coach) that same year. She is also a director of World Cup winner and Olympic goal Medal coach Tony DiCicco’s SoccerPlus Camps. In the summer of 2007, she became the head coach of the Central Penn United U-14 girls, which she in the third year of coaching as 8

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Following his career at Penn State, Coll played for the A-League Hershey Wildcats during the summer of 1997 where he helped the franchise to an Atlantic Division crown. Happy Valley called for a second time, however, and Coll returned for three more years. His professional experience also includes time spent with the Reading Rage and the Cape Cod Crusaders in the USL. Before enrolling at Penn State, Coll had tryouts with English Premier League clubs Arsenal and Chelsea as well as English Championship clubs Nottingham Forest and Ipswitch Town as a teenager. After failed contract negotiations following his successful time at Chelsea, he decided to continue his education at Penn State. Coll left Penn State in 2000 to become the head women’s soccer coach at Saint Francis (Pa.), a post from which he resigned in order to return to his alma mater in the spring of 2004. While there, Coll coached the 2002 NEC Rookie of the Year as well as three other All-NEC picks and his Red Flash team earned the NEC Fair Play Award in both 2002 and 2003. A resident of nearby Lemont, Coll holds an NSCAA Premier Diploma as well as an Irish FA “C” License.

U-16s. Additionally, Wilner has served on the coaching staff for the NSCAA goalkeeping Institute since December of 2006 and is a Region I ODP goalkeeper coach. A native of Owings Mills, Md., Wilner began her collegiate playing career at the University of Maryland from 2002-03, eventually transferring to Northeastern in the spring of 2003 for her final two years. She was the starting goalkeeper at NU her junior and senior years, earning second team All-New England honors in 2005. Wilner garnered conference player of the year honors twice during her undergraduate career. She finished second on the all-time goals against list at Northeastern with a 1.49 average through two seasons with the Huskies. She posted seven shutouts with the Huskies and racked up 3316 minutes over 36 contests. At Maryland, Wilner started the first 12 games of her career, and had 30 saves and 1.5 shutouts. She set the Maryland state record for shutouts (38) during her prep career and earned All-State, AllCounty and All-League accolades at McDonogh School. A 2007 graduate of Northeastern with a B.S. in business administration, Wilner is set to earn her Masters in Business Administration from Penn State’s Smeal College of Business this spring. She earned her NSCAA Diploma in June 2007. 1999 • 2002 • 2005 WOMEN’S COLLEGE CUP


ASSISTANT COACHES

Ann

COOK

Assistant Coach • 3rd Year WILLIAM & MARY ‘97

Ann Cook is entering her third season with the Nittany Lions after helping guide them to their 11th-straight Big Ten title. is will also be the third season Cook will be coaching under former teammate and friend Erica Walsh. e two combined for many wins on the field at William & Mary University and have already shown their prowess on the sidelines together as they led the squad to an 16-8-0 slate in 2008 and a 2008 Big Ten Tournament Championship. For the second consecutive year, Cook traveled to Nicaragua with an organization called Soccer Without Borders, brining along a few Nittany Lions in the process to help out. e organization focuses on using soccer as a tool for youth development around the world. e Nittany Lion players helped collect numerous pairs of shoes prior to Cook’s departure and accounted for about 50 young girls in Nicaragua getting new shoes and a new appreciation for soccer. Prior to PSU, Cook was an assistant coach at Nebraska, for two season. Cook was responsible for numerous tasks while at Nebraska including individual and team training, recruiting, video analysis and scheduling. She also worked closely as the staff’s liaison to the Huskers’ athletic support staff. During her tenure at Missouri State from 2004-05, she handled training, recruiting and team travel duties as well as supervising the strength and conditioning program. e head coach at Drury University from 1999-2000, her squad ranked No. 5 in the NCAA Division-III poll among new programs in 1999. A three-time All-American, Cook played for William & Mary from 199397, medically redshirting during the 1996 campaign. In the mix for the Hermann Trophy as well as the M.A.C. Player of the Year Award in both 1995 and 1997, she was the 1997 CAA Conference Player of the Year and CAA Conference Tournament MVP. e Tribe made the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals in two of Cook’s four seasons, grabbing a bid for the Tournament each year. Active with the U.S. National Team programs, she was a member of the U.S. Under-20 team from 1994-95 and played with the full national team in 1998. Professionally, Cook was a fourth-round draft pick (25th overall) by the Bay Area CyberRays. A member of the team that won the WUSA’s inaugural season championship in 2001, she was traded in December of that year to the Washington Freedom, which eventually finished as the 2002 league runners-up. As a member of the W-League’s Chicago Cobras from 1998-2000, she was the championship MVP in 2000 after helping the team to a league championship. In 1999, her team finished as the league runners-up. 11-TIME BIG TEN CHAMPIONS 1998-2008

SOCCER WITHOUT BORDERS

ASSISTANT COACH ANN COOK SPENDS TIME gIVINg BACK BY BRINgINg SOCCER TO OTHERS Last spring, Penn State players and families donated close to 100 pairs of shoes for assistant coach Ann Cook to take to Nicaragua with an organization called Soccer Without Borders. Soccer Without Borders' mission is to use soccer as a vehicle for positive change in the lives of marginalized youth. Working with other community-based organizations in under-served areas, the Soccer Without Borders program combines soccer instruction with life skills education and uses soccer as a tool for youth development. ey are a non-profit organization based here in the U.S. but they have projects all over the world. Ann went to granada, Nicaragua in March to help with the inaugural project for girls in Latin America. “It was an amazing experience. e girls are incredible to work with – they are so eager to play and to learn. Soccer Without Borders has a great vision for change. What I like about it most I think is that it doesn't use the same formula for every place or culture they go into. ey get to know the community a bit and define its particular needs and then work with the organizations and people who are already there to set up something that will be sustainable largely by local people. e community then has a stake in it and the projects have a better chance of becoming part of the fabric of the community at large.” To read more about Cook’s experiences and the SWB projects visit: www.soccerwithoutborders.org

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2009 NITTANY LION ROSTER PRONUNCIATION GUIDE Michael Coll COLE Tani Costa Tawny Rachel Lamarre Rah-SHEL LAH-mar Megan Monroig MON-royg Alyssa Naeher NAY-er Alli Rago RAY-go SHOO Jess Shue Danielle Toney TOE-nee Maura Ryan MORE-a Katie Schoepfer SHEP-fur LIONS BY ELIGIBILITY Seniors (8): Davies, Hayes, Naeher, Rago, Ryan, Schoepfer, Shue, Watts Juniors (2): Monroig, Toney Redshirt-Sophomores (1): gill Sophomores (7): garcia, Hakes, Niness, Rosenbluth, Schaefer, omson, Tribbett Redshirt-Freshmen (2): Hartmann, Zavala Freshmen (9): Costa, Evans, Lamarre, Marton, McCarty, Molinda, Nairn, ompson LIONS BY POSITION Goalkeepers (3): Hartmann, Naeher, Tribbett Forwards (9): Costa, Hubbard, Molinda, Niness, Schoepfer, ompson, Toney, Watts Midfielders (14): Evans, gill, Hayes, Hubbard, Lamarre, Molinda, Monroig, Nairn, Rago, Rosenbluth, Schaefer, Shue, omson, Zavala Defenders (8): Davies, garcia, Hakes, Marton, McCarty, Rago, Ryan, omson LIONS BY STATE/PROVINCE/COUNTRY

Arizona (1): Hayes California (1): Zavala Colorado (1): Tribbett Connecticut (3): Naeher, Rago, Shoepfer England (2): omson, Watts Hawaii (1): Costa Maryland (1): Nairn Michigan (1): Toney Nevada (1): Schaefer New Jersey (1): Davies New York (2): garcia, McCarty Ontario (1): Marton Pennsylvania (10): Evans, gill, Hubbard, Molinda, Monroig, Niness, Rosenbluth, Ryan, Shue, ompson Quebec (1): Lamarre Texas (1): Hartmann Washington (1): Hakes

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No. 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 33

2009 PENN STATE WOMEN’S SOCCER NUMERICAL ROSTER

Name Kristin Hartmann Alyssa Naeher Maura Ryan Meghan McCarty Melissa Hayes Dani Zavala Jackie Molinda Tara Davies Jackie Hakes Bri garcia Christine Nairn Ali Schaefer Katie Schoepfer Jess Shue Rachel Lamarre Jess Rosenbluth Alli Rago Lexie Marton Maddy Evans Krissy Tribbett Carly Niness Tani Costa Nikki Watts Julie Hubbard Emma omson Megan Monroig Meghan gill Danielle Toney Alexa ompson

Pos. El. Ht. gK R-Fr. 5-10 gK Sr. 5-9 D Sr. 5-4 D Fr. 5-8 M Sr. 5-5 M R-Fr. 5-7 F/M Fr. 5-5 D Sr. 5-4 D So. 5-2 D So. 5-6 M Fr. 5-6 M So. 5-5 F Sr. 5-8 M Sr. 5-6 M Fr. 5-3 M So. 5-4 M/D Sr. 5-4 D Fr. 5-11 M Fr. 5-6 gK So. 5-7 F So. 5-8 F Fr. 5-8 F Sr. 5-4 F/M Fr. 5-6 D So. 5-4 M Jr. 5-3 M R-So. 5-4 F Jr. 5-4 F Fr. 5-5

Hometown Katy, Texas Seymour, Conn. Doylestown, Pa. Baldwin, N.Y. Cave Creek, Ariz. El Camino Village, Calif. Pittsburgh, Pa. Cape May Court House, N.J. Spokane, Wash. Babylon, N.Y. Bowie, Md. Las Vegas, Nev. Waterford, Conn. York, Pa. Montréal, Québec gladwyne, Pa. Fairfield, Conn. Aurora, Ontario glenside, Pa. Centennial, Colo. Berwyn, Pa. Honolulu, Hawaii Hungerford, England Waverly, Pa. Retford, England Northumberland, Pa. State College, Pa. Northville, Mich. Scottdale, Pa.

High School/Previous College Seven Lakes Christian Heritage School gwynedd Mercy Academy Oceanside Cactus Shadows /North Carolina Redondo Union Mt. Lebanon Middle Township Mead St. Anthony’s Archbishop Spalding green Valley Waterford Susquehannock georges Vanies e Shipley School green Farms Academy e Country Day School Abington grandview Conestoga Kalani John O’gaunt Abington Heights Retford Oaks Shikellamy Central Mountain Northville Southmoreland

Head Coach: Erica Walsh (3rd year) Assistant Coaches: Ann Cook (3rd year), Michael Coll (6th year) Volunteer Assistant: Mariel Wilner (3rd year) 2009 PENN STATE WOMEN’S SOCCER NUMERICAL ROSTER

No. Name 22 Tani Costa 7 Tara Davies 19 Maddy Evans 9 Bri garcia 27 Meghan gill 8 Jackie Hakes 0 Kristin Hartmann 4 Melissa Hayes 24 Julie Hubbard 15 Rachel Lamarre 18 Lexie Marton 3 Meghan McCarty 6 Jackie Molinda 26 Megan Monroig 1 Alyssa Naeher 10 Christine Nairn 21 Carly Niness 17 Alli Rago 16 Jess Rosenbluth 2 Maura Ryan 11 Ali Schaefer 12 Katie Schoepfer 14 Jess Shue 33 Alexa ompson 25 Emma omson 28 Danielle Toney 20 Krissy Tribbett 23 Nikki Watts 5 Dani Zavala

Pos. El. Ht. F Fr. 5-8 D Sr. 5-4 M Fr. 5-6 D So. 5-6 M R-So. 5-4 D So. 5-2 gK R-Fr. 5-10 M Sr. 5-5 F/M Fr. 5-6 M Fr. 5-3 D Fr. 5-11 D Fr. 5-8 F/M Fr. 5-5 M Jr. 5-3 gK Sr. 5-9 M Fr. 5-6 F So. 5-8 M/D Sr. 5-4 M So. 5-4 D Sr. 5-4 M So. 5-5 F Sr. 5-8 M Sr. 5-6 F Fr. 5-5 D So. 5-4 F Jr. 5-4 gK So. 5-7 F Sr. 5-4 M R-Fr. 5-7

Hometown Honolulu, Hawaii Cape May Court House, N.J. glenside, Pa. Babylon, N.Y. State College, Pa. Spokane, Wash. Katy, Texas Cave Creek, Ariz. Waverly, Pa. Montréal, Québec Aurora, Ontario Baldwin, N.Y. Pittsburgh, Pa. Northumberland, Pa. Seymour, Conn. Bowie, Md. Berwyn, Pa. Fairfield, Conn. gladwyne, Pa. Doylestown, Pa. Las Vegas, Nev. Waterford, Conn. York, Pa. Scottdale, Pa. Retford, England Northville, Mich. Centennial, Colo. Hungerford, England El Camino Village, Calif.

High School/Previous College Kalani Middle Township Abington St. Anthony’s Central Mountain Mead Seven Lakes Cactus Shadows/North Carolina Abington Heights georges Vanies e Country Day School Oceanside Mt. Lebanon Shikellamy Christian Heritage School Archbishop Spalding Conestoga green Farms Academy e Shipley School gwynedd Mercy Academy green Valley Waterford Susquehannock Southmoreland Retford Oaks Northville grandview John O’gaunt Redondo Union

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2009 SEASON OUTLOOK

THE 2009 NITTANY LIONS RETURN TO ACTION IN SEARCH OF RECORD-TYING 12TH-STRAIGHT BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIP BOUNCEBACK SEASON IN STORE FOR WALSH AND COMPANY IN QUEST FOR COLLEGE CUP BERTH 2008, was a force in the Big Ten Tournament earning the Offensive MVP. She set new season highs in goals (10), assists (seven) and points (27), second most on the club behind Schoepfer. Toney figures to be a key cog again this year spearheading the attack with Schoepfer. Alongside Schoepfer and Toney will be Nikki Watts, a senior forward from England. Watts impressed last year, appearing in every game notching five goals, three of which were game-winners. Watts wound up with 12 points in 11 starts, third most on the team that will look to her increased production in 2009 in order to succeed. Myers won’t be the only Lion up front with previous experience as Carly Niness saw time in 19 games last year as a freshman, tallying a goal and three assists. A playmaking attacker, Niness looks to continue her

FIFA U-20 World Cup Champion and senior All-American goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher will captain the squad in 2009.

e 2009 season will be viewed by many as a bounce back season despite Penn State capturing its 11th consecutive Big Ten Champion ship in addition to the 2009 Big Ten Tournament title. ird-year head coach Erica Walsh returns nine starters from a team that won 16 games, the fewest for a Nittany Lion squad since 1997. After the team’s 2008 NCAA First Round exit, sights turned to 2009 to recapture the glory of previous years. In 2009, the team will have plenty of tools to brining the Lions back to the pedestal to which they are accustomed. Leading the way to PSU’s fourth Women’s College Cup appearance will be team captain and two-time All-American goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher. Alongside her will be a cast of talent and experience to guide the squad to a 12th-straight Big Ten title and a deep NCAA run. Another Big Ten crown will place the PSU women’s soccer team alongside the Michigan swimming & diving teams of 1987-98 as record holders of the most consecutive Big Ten Championships in women’s sports.

FORWARDS

Up front, Katie Schoepfer and Danielle Toney headline a powerful forward contingent. Schoepfer, a two-time First Team Big Ten selection, looks to return to her 2007 form where she set season highs in goals (15) and points (35) en route to NSCAA Second Team All-America honors. Nevertheless, Schoepfer wound up as the team’s leader in goals and points last year with 11 and 29 respectively. She ranks in the top ten all-time in goals, points, game-winners and shots in Penn State history. On the other hand, Toney, who came on late in 11-TIME BIG TEN CHAMPIONS 1998-2008

With her sights set on filling that role successfully will be U.S. Women’s Senior National Team member and FIFA U-20 World Cup winner Christine Nairn. Donning the 10 this season, Nairn will bring her winning and extremely talented ways to the Blue and White, picking up where Bouchelle left off. In the middle with Nairn for her final season at Jeffrey Field is Melissa Hayes. A starter in 21 of the 24 games last year, Hayes provides leadership and familiarity in a midfield with plenty of experience. A primary kick taker, Hayes will play the part of distributor, setting up the offense with Nairn and getting her teammates involved on the attack. Returning midfielders Meghan Gill, Alli Rago and Meghan Monroig will take up spots alongside Nairn and Hayes displaying their collective veteran prowess. gill was a Second Team All-Big Ten in a breakout campaign last season, bouncing back beautifully after an injury-riddled freshman year in 2007. Walsh and company will rely on gill for her passing ability and scoring spark, as she netted three goals in just 16 games last year. Rago and Monroig have combined for 24 starts in their careers at Penn State, improving every year. Rago scored her first career goals last year, while Monroig posted a goal and two assists as both midfielders saw time in every game last year. Other returners who saw time in midfield last year are Jess Rosenbluth and Ali Schaefer. Rosenbluth played in every match a season ago with 10 starts, notching her first career goal and assist, and will attempt to bump those numbers up in 2009. Schaefer played primarily as a reserve in 11 games a season

Two-time First Team All-Big Ten senior Katie Schoepfer will try to regain her All-American form this season.

positive vibes from her first campaign and translate it to her sophomore season. A bevy of freshmen will add to the cast of characters in the forward unit, as a decorated freshman class accustomed to scoring and winning will add much to an already accomplished position. Tani Costa, Julie Hubbard, Jackie Molinda, and Alexa ompson are the quartet of forwards added to Walsh’s arsenal, all will compete for playing time in their first years in University Park.

MIDFIELDERS

Of the two graduating seniors from 2008’s starting lineup, Zoe Bouchelle, will leave open a gap for one of the most anticipated incoming freshman in the history of Penn State women’s soccer.

Senior Melissa Hayes is the glue of the Nittany Lion midfield for a third-straight year.

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2009 SEASON OUTLOOK ago. Jess Shue and Dani Zavala look to return from injuries, as they redshirted the 2008 campaign. Joining the duo are two freshmen in Rachel Lamarre and Maddy Evans. Lamarre is a quick and clever midfielder from Montreal, while Evans boasts a background from glenside, Pa. Also adding depth in midfield occasionally will be Hubbard and Molinda.

time First Team All-Big Ten selection has the chance to go down as one of the greatest Nittany Lions with another successful year. In Naeher’s occasional absence due to U.S. team call-ups, Krissy Tribbett received plenty of playing time. Tribbett recorded a 2-1 record in seven games with three starts. Totaling 343 minutes in net, Tribbett boasted a 0.52 gAA and a .833 save percentage, giving up just two goals all year. Kristin Hartmann redshirted last year and will be Walsh’s third option in goal.

Storrs. First up on September 11 will be Wake Forest, a team that reached the second round of NCAAs in 2008. e Lions have never faced the Demon Deacons, who went 13-8 last year ranking 25th by the NSCAA. Two days later PSU plays Boston University, the only NCAA team on the schedule to lose its first round game, at 11:30 a.m., which will also be the first time the two squads will meet. BU was 15-6-1 last DEFENDERS year, going a perfect 8-0-0 en route to its sixth AmerIn the absence of 2008 co-captain ica East title in the last nine years. and All-Big Ten defender Jessie Davis, A week later PSU wraps up out-of-conference play three returners provide the core of the when the Dukes of James Madison arrive at Jeffrey SCHEDULE backline in 2009. Tara Davies, Maura Field on Sunday, September 20 for a 1:00 p.m. e 2009 slate is once again one of matchup. e third-round participants have faced Ryan and Emma omson are going the toughest schedules in the nation as the Nittany Lions every year of Penn State’s existence, to play vital roles this season in securing the Nittany Lions will take on 10 last year taking a 1-0 win in Harrisonburg, Va. en one of the most successful defenses in NCAA Tournament teams from last route to a 14-7-2 record. the east, in addition the Big Ten. season, five of which will be home Davies is a capable senior defender, ree days later, the Nittany Lions travel down the games at Jeffrey Field. who has 28 starts under her belt in road to Bucknell, an 11-6-3 squad a year ago, for a Opening the season will be Virginia, 7:00 p.m. mid-week tilt on September 23. Penn State three years. With Ryan on the right who reached the third round of the is 13-0 all time against the Bison. flank, the Nittany Lions are set with NCAA Tournament on August 23. A playmakers and steady defenders as e Big Ten Conference slate of games starts with perennial-ranked power, the Cavaliers a big match against Michigan State in East Lansing. Ryan has the ability to contain, but were 15-5-3 out of the ACC. make runs up the field to support the e Spartans took a 3-1 win at home last season A week later the Nittany Lions host before capitulating 1-0 to Penn State in the Big Ten midfield in the attack. Sophomore Emma omson Brigham Young, Connecticut and West Tournament a month later. MSU had one of its most A 2008 All-Freshman Big Ten selection, England-product omson is poised to Virginia in the annual Penn State Invitational at Jef- successful seasons ever in 14-7-3 campaign, an NCAA recapture and improve on her initial campaign in the frey on Saturday August 29 and Monday August 31. ird Round appearance as well as boasting the reignBlue and White. omson saw time in all 24 games, e doubleheader kicks off at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday ing Big Ten Offensive Player and Freshman of the making 22 starts, notching a goal and two assists, tops as BYU takes on UConn setting the stage for a clash Year in Laura Heyboer. between NCAA Second Round squad West Virginia amongst defenders. A week off is all the Nittany Lions get to regroup Returning to the fold are sophomores Bri Garcia and PSU at 7:30 p.m. e Mountaineers went 14-3- prior to a October 4 clash against Ohio State who and Jackie Hakes, who assisted the defense primarily 6 en route to a #14 NSCAA ranking in the final poll dealt only the second loss to Penn State in Big Ten as reserves a year ago, totaling 36 appearances with 11 in 2008. play at Jeffrey Field when the Buckeyes took a 1-0 Two days later the four teams will reconvene as match on Halloween. starts. Both will continue their respective roles givBYU will tackle West Virginia at noon and a decadeing the team much-needed depth. October 9 and 11 see Northwestern (10-9-1) and An important addition to the defending corps will long rivalry with UConn will be Iowa pay a visit to Jeffrey Park for a be Canadian National Team member Lexi Marton. renewed when the Huskies face Penn typical Friday/Sunday home stand. A Already a stabilizing force for the Canadians, Marton State at 2:30 p.m. UConn was a disweek later, the Nittany Lions fly to the has given the Lions sufficient size and experience as a appointing 7-9-6, but reached the Big Midwest for a Friday night bout with freshman during spring play and has an excellent East Final last year before losing to Minnesota (22-4), an NCAA ird opportunity to crack the starting lineup for Walsh’s Notre Dame. Round squad that fell twice to Penn e Nittany Lions’ gauntlet continsquad. e defensive unit’s other freshman is State in 2008. PSU then travels down Meghan McCarty, a steady and capable player in the ues in non-conference play when they the road to Madison to take on former travel to Tallahassee, Fla. to take on backfield from Oceanside, N.Y. coach Paula Wilkins and company at Florida State on September 4 7:00 Wisconsin (9-9-1) on Sunday October GOALKEEPERS p.m. e Seminoles were NCAA 18. Returning fresh off a winning U.S. U-20 campaign Quarterfinalists a year ago going 17-3A week later sees the final NCAA with teammate Nairn, Alyssa Naeher was named 3. Tournament team in the regular seateam captain for the 2009 season. e two-time Penn State returns to Happy Valley son when Illinois (12-9-2) travels to NSCAA First Team All-American ranks in the all- two days later in the hopes of revenge. University Park for an October 25 time top five in many goalkeeping categories at Penn Last season, Nittany Lions saw their showdown. Penn State wraps up its State and looks to move up the charts some more in season come to an end at the hands of Senior Tara Davies Big Ten regular season with a trip at 2009. the Rutgers Scarlet Knights in double overtime, 2-1, Indiana (8-10-1) on October 29 before returning Naeher’s task will be guiding the Lions to their in Piscataway, N.J. After going 1-1 against the home for a match against Purdue (12-7-3) the fol12th-straight Big Ten title and to the team’s first Knights, the Lions will attempt to beat the NCAA lowing Sunday and concluding with a game at Women’s College Cup since 2005. Currentely, Nae- ird Rounders for the eighth time in 11 tries. Rut- Michigan (4-10-5) on Friday, November 6. her sits in second in shutouts (25.39), minutes played gers went 13-7-2 in 2008. Overall, the schedule will plenty of quality compe(6,047:31), wins (47), as well as being third in saves e following week, Penn State travels to Con- tition to Penn State, who seeks its 14th-straight (272) and goals against average (0.86). e three- necticut to participate in the UConn Soccer Classic in NCAA Tournament berth come November. 12 PENN STATE 2009WOMEN’S SOCCER

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Tani

COSTA

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Tara

DAVIES

Honolulu, Hawai’i KALANI

Cape May Court House, N.J. MIDDLE TOWNSHIP

Freshman • 5-8 • FORWARD

BEFORE PENN STATE First Team All-State three times...Four-year starter at Kalani...Leading goalscorer in state junior and senior years...First Team All-Star squad selection three straight years...Named Hawaii gatorade Player of the Year junior and senior seasons...Member of three-time Division I East champions...Named to the 2008 NSCAA All-American team...Finalist for the Hawaii Quarterback Club Female Athlete of the Year...Member of the 2007 adidas Elite Soccer Program as an All-Star and team captain. CLUB EXPERIENCE Member of the Leahi Soccer Club coached by Michelle Nagamine...Team won 2008 Surf Cup U-19 gold Division championship...Member of training camp roster for U-18 and U-20 U.S. National Team squads...As a member of the U-17 Nationals, scored first goal against germany in Tournament of the Stars in New Zealand to win the championship...Member of CONCACAF Champions team in Trinidad & Tobago...Sat out FIFA U20 World Cup in Chile due eto injury. PERSONAL Full name is Tani Lei Costa...Born September 27, 1991 in Honolulu ...Daughter of Derek and Renee Costa...Has an older sister, Erin, and a younger brother, Derek...Was a sprinting champion in track as a freshman, earning first place in the 100m dash at states...Enjoys to read and go to the beach in her free time...Majoring in pre-med with the intent to become a doctor. COACH WALSH ON COSTA "Tani is one of the best goal-scorers I've seen at any level. Her ability in the box is almost unsurpassed and will add another dimension to our attack." COSTA ON CHOSING PENN STATE “It felt right to me and the fact the team is 11-time Big Ten Champions.”

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Senior • 5-4 • DEFENSE Season 2006 2007 2008 Career

GP-GS 9-0 22-14 23-14 54-28

CAREER STATS

G 0 0 0 0

A 0 0 0 0

PTS 0 0 0 0

GWG 0 0 0 0

SH 3 1 9 13

ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN (2007, 2008)

LION CAREER 2008 Played in 23 games with 14 starts...Made the transition from midfielder to wing defender...Assisted the Nittany Lion defense in shutting out nine opponents...Academic All-Big Ten selection. 2007 Played in 22 matches with 14 starts...Registered one shot from her defensive position against Michigan (10/14)...Named to the Soccer America Team of the Week, Soccer Buzz Elite Team of the Week and Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week following a stellar defensive performance against Indiana (10/28) and then-No. 4 Purdue (10/26)...Named to the Academic All-Big Ten list. 2006 Saw action in nine games...Recorded three shots against Northeastern (9/17). BEFORE PENN STATE One of four Penn State recruits on the Soccer Buzz list of Top 150 recruits, Davies was a key player on her USL Super Y-League ODP National Team...Earned all-state honors and tallied more than 104 goals throughout her high school career...ree-time MVP for her high school team, Davies was named athlete of the year by e Atlantic City Press and the Cape May County gazette Leader...ree year varsity captain and member of the Philadelphia Pirates club team...Currently plays for the Atlantic City Diablos of the WPSL. PERSONAL Full name is Tara Aileen Davies...Born on November 7, 1987...Daughter of Butch and Patty Davies...Two brothers, Sean and Ryan, that played soccer at Millersville and York College, respectively...Member of the National Honor Society...Played softball for four years, captaining her team the final two...Majoring in elementary education.

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EVANS

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Bri

GARCIA

Glenside, Pa. ABINGTON

Babylon, N.Y. ST. ANTHONY’S

Freshman • 5-6 • MIDFIELD

BEFORE PENN STATE One of three PSU freshmen ranked in the ESPN Rise girls’ Soccer Top 50 Rankings, coming in at No. 41…Two-year letterwinner at Abington as a freshman and sophomore…Led team in scoring in those two years…Named to Southeastern Pa. Coaches’ All-Star Team as a sophomore…Opted to play varsity lacrosse junior and senior years. CLUB EXPERIENCE Seven-year member of FC Bucks Vipers midfielder coached by Ed Leigh…Won six Eastern Pa. State Cups, Region I Premier League Championship, and Region I Championship…Seven-year member of Eastern Pa. and Region I ODP teams…Attended 2008 U-17 Women’s National Team camp… Competed internationally with Region I team…Member of Region I Inter-Regional team 2005-07…Captained 2008 Pa. ODP team that won the Region I Championship. PERSONAL given name is Madlyn Whitney Evans…Born April 21, 1991 in Philadelphia…Daughter of grant and Elizabeth Evans…One of four children, brothers grant and James and sister, Kara…Four-year letterwinner in cross country and indoor track, captaining both squads senior year and capturing All-League honors…All-State in 800m…Two-year letterwinner in lacrosse, earning All-League recognition in 2008…Lettered in outdoor track…Recipient of the Union League of Philadelphia good Citizenship Award...Member of the National Honor Society…Majoring in........... COACH WALSH ON EVANS "One of the best and most hard-working players in the country. We anticipate her helping us in the midfield but she can play anywhere on the field and will be an amazing asset to our group." EVANS ON CHOSING PENN STATE “Team chemistry, coaching staff, atmosphere, and a great school that offers everything.”

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Sophomore • 5-6 • DEFENSE Season 2008 Career

GP-GS 16-2 16-2

CAREER STATS

G 0 0

A 0 0

PTS 0 0

GWG 0 0

SH 10 10

LION CAREER 2008 Saw action in 16 games while earning two starts against William and Mary (8/23) and then-No. 4 Florida State (8/29). BEFORE PENN STATE A two-time NSCAA All-American at St. Anthony's, garcia led her squad to two NYSCHgAA League Championships and two State Championships ...Complied a 70-2-2 record over her four years at St. Anthony's while scoring 14 goals...Named the NSCHSAA Player of the Year in 2008...Member of the all-state team in 2008 and all-league team in 2007...Played four years of club soccer for the East Meadow Dynamite, leading her team to two New York State Championships and two finals appearances...Two-year member of the USL W-League Long Island Rough Riders... Spent time training with numerous U.S. Youth National teams including the U-14, U-15, U-16, U17 and U-18 squads...Played in germany with the U-16 U.S. National team as a defender. PERSONAL Full name is Brianna Krisa garcia...Born October 2, 1990 in Babylon, N.Y., she is the daughter of Brian and Kristine garcia...Has a younger sister, Marisa...Enjoys coaching youth programs in her area...Majoring in kinesiology.

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Jackie

HAKES

State College, Pa. CENTRAL MOUNTAIN

Spokane, Wash. MEAD

Redshirt Sophomore • 5-4 • MIDFIELD Season 2007 2008 Career

GP-GS 3-2 16-6 19-8

CAREER STATS

G 0 3 3

A 0 1 1

PTS 0 7 7

GWG 0 2 2

SH 0 11 11

SECOND TEAM ALL-BIG TEN (2008)

LION CAREER 2008 A Second Team All-Big Ten selection...Played in 16 games while starting six...Scored three goals with one assist for seven points...Scored her first career goal in a 1-0 victory over Indiana (9/26)...Earned her first career start against then-No. 4 Portland (9/28)... Netted the game-winner in a 10 win over Northwestern (10/3)...Scored the game-winner in a 2-1 victory over then-No. 23 Minnesota (10/17)...Assisted the game-winner in an overtime win over Iowa (10/19)...Named Most Improved on the team. 2007 Redshirt season...Appeared in three games while starting two before a season-ending injury. BEFORE PENN STATE An all-state selection after leading her Central Mountain team to the state semifinals her senior year...She also helped capture a District 6 AAA crown for the Wildcats...ree-time All-Mountain Athletic Conference selection, her high school team also won districts her freshman year en route to a state quarterfinal appearance...Central Mountain was district runners-up her sophomore and junior seasons...Captained her team the final two years of her career...Played her club ball with the Central Penn Intimidators for current Nittany Lion assistant coach Michael Coll...Also played basketball.

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GP-GS 20-9 20-9

CAREER STATS

G 0 0

A 0 0

PTS 0 0

GWG 0 0

SH 4 4

LION CAREER 2008 Earned nine starts through 20 appearances as a defender...Helped the defense limit opponents to 23 goals throughout the season and nine shutouts. BEFORE PENN STATE A first team All-gSL selection her senior year...Led her Mead squad to a District Championship and regional finals her senior season…Also a member of the Spokane Shadow…Led the Shadow to two Washington State Championships and two championship finals…Reached the final eight of the Far West Regional Championships in 2006 and final four in 2007…Reached the U.S. Club Soccer National Finals and Super Y League National Finals in 2005. PERSONAL Full name is Jaclyn Marie Hakes …Born July 18, 1990 in Seattle, Wash. ...Daughter of Harold and Katie Hakes…Has two younger brothers, Nicholas and Alexander…Enjoys playing piano and volunteering in her free time...Biology major.

PERSONAL Full name is Meghan Marie gill...Born on August 28, 1989, in Bedford, Pa. ...e daughter of Jim and Joy gill, she has one older brother Chris and three younger sisters: twins, Kaitlin and Kelsey, and Stephanie...Majoring in accounting.

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Kristin

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Melissa

HARTMANN

HAYES

Katy, Texas SEVEN LAKES

Cave Creek, Ariz.

CACTUS SHADOW/NORTH CAROLINA

Senior • 5-5 • MIDFIELD

Redshirt Freshman • 5-10 • GOALKEEPER

LION CAREER 2008 Redshirt season BEFORE PENN STATE As a freshman, led her team to a share of the District Championship while allowing just one goal through district play…Led Seven Lakes to a District Championship her sophomore season while recording 14 shutouts with 86 saves…Named NSCAA/adidas High School Scholar All-American her junior year…All-State First Team, Region III First Team, District MVP and All-greater Houston her junior year…Had 21 shutouts and 143 saves…Played club for Eclipse 90 Black…Reached the Austin Labor Day Cup semifinals in 2005…Placed fourth in the region in 2006 while winning the Disney Showcase Tournament Copa Division…Recorded 34 shutouts in 44 games in two years with the Eclipse...Started high school career at Cinco Ranch before being rezoned to Seven Lakes for her sophomore through senior seasons. PERSONAL Full name is Kristin Nicole Hartmann…Born September 18, 1989 in Den Haag, Netherlands…Has younger sister, Michelle…Fourth generation Penn State legacy, her father was an ’81 graduate, grandmother a ’55 graduate and great grandmother a ’27 graduate…Majoring in engineering.

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Season 2006 (UNC) 2007 2008 Career

GP-GS 15-0 24-24 24-21 63-45

CAREER STATS

G 1 1 0 2

A 2 6 2 10

PTS 4 8 2 14

GWG 0 1 0 1

SH 6 20 18 44

ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN (2008)

LION CAREER 2008 Played in all 24 games, starting 21...Selected as a team captain... tallied two assists on the season...Recorded one helper in a 3-1 victory over William and Mary (8/23)...Her second assist came in a 4-1 win over Hofstra (8/31)...Academic All-Big Ten selection 2007 Played in and started all 24 games...Scored a goal and added six assists..Had three helpers in the 5-1 defeat of Bucknell (9/19)...Scored her lone goal against then-No. 24 Notre Dame (9/23), netting the game-winner...Had an assist in three other contests against Northwestern (10/7), then-No. 4 Purdue (10/26) and Ohio State (11/2)...Assisted on three gamewinners...Tied for fifth on the team in points with eight. CAREER AT UNC 2006 Hayes played in 15 games for the National Champion Tar Heels, scored one goal and added two assists...goal came against Navy (11/12) in the NCAA Tournament Second Round...While her assists were recorded against SMU (8/27) and Miami (Fla.) (9/24). BEFORE COLLEGE One of Soccer Buzz's Top 25 recruits in 2006 and was a Parade AllAmerican and NSCAA Youth All-American...Played on U.S. Youth U.S. Youth National U-14 team (2002), U-16 team (2003-04) and the U-17 team (2004-05)...Helped carry the U-16 National Team to the 2003 Ballymena International Tournament Championship...Served on the U-16 team in 2004 and the U-17 team in 2005...Led U-17 team to the 2005 U.S. adidas Cup Championship...USYSA National Championship Finalist in 2003 with the Sereno White (1997-2006) and served as team captain...Her club was six-time Arizona state champions... played on Region IV finalist squads in 2002 and 2004 and won a Region IV championship in 2003...Member of the Region IV ODP team from 2002-05 and was the Club's Female Player of the Year in 2005...Did not play high school soccer. PERSONAL Full name is Melissa Jean Hayes...Born April 22, 1988 in Chico, Calif. to Kip and Nancy Hayes...Has one sister...Majoring in communications.

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Julie

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HUBBARD

Rachel

Freshman • 5-5 • FORWARD/MIDFIELD

Freshman • 5-3 • FORWARD

Waverly, Pa. ABINGTON HEIGHTS

BEFORE PENN STATE Four-year letterwinner at Abington Heights, starting in center midfield… All-Regional All-Star in 2006-07, 2009…First Team All-Conference in 2006-07, 2009…Sat out junior year due to torn ACL…Time Tribune girls’ Soccer Player of the Year in 2007…Team captured District II AAA Championship…Captained squad senior season. CLUB EXPERIENCE Member of Eastern Pa. ODP ’91 coached by Kevin Long and Pete Pososky…Member of Wyoming Valley Soccer Club ’89 coached by Javier Rodriguez…Played for Yardley Makefield Soccer club coached by David Simpson…Team won EPYSA NCA U-16 State Championship in 2008… EPIC Tournament Finalists in 2008. PERSONAL given name is Julianne Hubbard…Born in Worcester, Mass on August 2, 1991…Daughter of Charles and Kathleen Hubbard…Has twin sister, Ali, and two brothers, Jack and Peter…Intends to major in kinesiology. COACH WALSH ON HUBBARD "Julie's ability with the ball is spectacular. She has a beautiful touch and will be one of our most technical players. is technical ability and her hardworking mentality will take her far." HUBBARD ON CHOSING PENN STATE “I chose Penn State because it provides an excellent environment both in the classroom and on the soccer field.”

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LAMARRE Montréal, Québec GEORGES VANIER

BEFORE PENN STATE Lamarre has been a member of the U-15, U-16 and U-17 Canadian National teams as a midfielder...Competed in the U-17 World Cup where she became the first woman to score a goal for Canada in her division...e goal was scored in preliminary play against the eventual champion, New Zealand...Helped Canada to the bronze medal in the 2008 CONCACAF Women's U-17 Championship in Trinidad & Tobago...For her performance, she was a finalist for Canadian U-17 Player of the Year...Won a gold medal with Quebec at the 2007 BMO National Championships U-16 AllStar Selects and was later named the Quebec Province U-16 Player of the Year...An excellent student, Lamarre has earned excellence mention in biology, physical sciences, history, French and English.
 PERSONAL Rachel Patricia Lamarre was born April 17, 1991 in Montréal Québec...She is the daughter of Harry Lamarre and ginette Floreal...Has a younger brother, Daniel...Her uncle, Edrick Floreal was an Olympian in track and field for Canada...Enjoys playing the piano...Majoring in kinesiology. COACH WALSH ON LAMARRE “Rachel’s speed and quickness allows her to glide by defenders with ease. We will look for her to get behind our opponents’ backline and provide us with some high level flank service. Her ability to escape pressure is second to none and she has shown an ability to score goals even at the international level. “ LAMARRE ON CHOSING PENN STATE "It is a very beautiful place, outstanding soccer team and a very good school."

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MARTON

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Aurora, Ontario THE COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL

Freshman • 5-11 • DEFENSE

BEFORE PENN STATE Competed her freshman year for e Country Day School leading the squad to an undefeated season as team captain...Won the Canadian National Independent HS Championship while being named team MVP...Following her freshman season she was not allowed to compete in high school soccer due to her affiliation with the National Training Centre of Ontario...She captained the NTCO team from 2006-08...Member of the Women's U-20 Canadian National Team and nominated for the 2007 Canadian Youth U20 Player of the Year...Trained with the Canadian Women's Senior National squad in 2008 and went on to compete at the U-20 World Cup in Chile...Helped the team finish second at the 2008 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualification Tournament...Won the 2008 Cyprus Cup as well as the 2007 International Soccer Festival Championship...Served as captain and won the gold medal at the 2008 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championships...Won the 2008 Four Nations Tournament...also played for Vancouver Whitecaps FC...Was named Defensive Player of the Year and Fan Favorite in 2008...Competed in the USL W-League with the Toronto Lady Lynx...Was team captain in 2007...Named the 2007 Lynx Defensive Player of the Year...Named to the W-League All-Eastern Conference Team...Finished second in the W-League's U-19 Player of the Year voting. PERSONAL Alexandra Berit Marton was born on April 28, 1990 in Aurora, Ontario...e daughter of Audrey and Les Marton...Has an older brother, James, and a younger brother, Christopher...Undecided on a major...Enjoys writing and listening to music during her free time.


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MCCARTY Baldwin, N.Y. OCEANSIDE

Freshman • 5-8 • DEFENSE

BEFORE PENN STATE Four-year starter in the defense for Oceanside...Named as an ESPN Rise Second Team All-American senior year...Earned a spot on the All-Long Island team senior season...An All-County player her junior year...Named to the All-Class squad sophomore and senior years...Named team MVP for soccer three times. CLUB EXPERIENCE Member of the Massapequa Power as a center back under Tom Daly...Member of the five-time State Cup champions with the Power. PERSONAL Born Meghan Danielle McCarty on November 25, 1991 in Oceanside, N.Y. to Roberta and Anthony McCarty...Has two older siblings, Brittany and Ryann...Four-year letterwinner for lacrosse and track...Two-time AllConference pick for lacrosse...Enjoys dancing in her spare time...Majoring in special education. COACH WALSH ON MCCARTY "A hard-nosed defender, Meghan has the tenacity of many great Penn State players of the past. Her speed and power make it very difficult to beat her." MCCARTY ON CHOSING PENN STATE “It was a good mix of academics and athletics and fit what I wanted.”

COACH WALSH ON MARTON “Lexi’s size and strength will allow her to make an immediate impact at the college level. She has the ability to dominate opponents in the air and can compete physically with all types of strikers. On top of this, one of Lexi’s greatest strengths is her communication and even after after only one spring season our team already views her as a leader in our backline.” MARTON CHOSING PENN STATE "It has an outstanding women's soccer program and great academics. I've wanted to come here since I was a kid."

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Jackie

MOLINDA

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Meghan

MONROIG

Pittsburgh, Pa. MT. LEBANON

Northumberland, Pa. SHIKELLAMY

Freshman • 5-5 • FORWARD/MIDFIELD

BEFORE PENN STATE As a four-year starter at Mt. Lebanon, led the team in scoring sophomore, junior and senior years…Named All-State senior year…A three-time AllWPIAL and All-Section honoree…Member of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review and Pittsburgh Post-gazette All-Area Team…Captained WPIAL Champions her senior year. CLUB EXPERIENCE Beadling Soccer Club forward and midfielder coached by Denny Kolhmyer…Member of the Pa. West Champions 2003-08…USYSA Region I Champion 2005, the only Pa. West women’s club team to compete at Nationals…Region I semifinalists 2003 and 2007…Region I ODP team 2007-present. PERSONAL Full name is Jacqueline Ann Molinda…Born June 6, 1991 in Pittsburgh… Daughter of gail Winters and John Molinda…Has one sister, Jennifer… Letterwinner in basketball…National Honor Society member and a fourtime High Honor Roll recipient…Intends to major in engineering. COACH WALSH ON MOLINDA "Jackie is an incredibly fast, left-footed player. She is great on the ball and has an outstanding mentality. Her great combination of speed, quickness and technical ability will bring a much-needed dimension to our flank play." MOLINDA ON CHOSING PENN STATE “Penn State has great academics athletics and an outstanding soccer tradition as well as a one of a kind school spirit.”

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Junior • 5-3 • FORWARD Season 2007 2008 Career

GP-GS 22-2 24-12 46-14

CAREER STATS

G 1 1 2

A 3 2 5

PTS 5 4 9

GWG 0 0 0

SH 14 18 32

ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN (2008)

LION CAREER 2008 Played in all 24 games while starting 12...Scored one goal along with two assists for four points...Recorded an assist in a 4-1 victory over Hofstra (8/31)...Scored the insurance goal in a 4-0 shutout over Michigan (10/10)...Assisted the game-winner in a 2-0 victory at Illinois (10/24)...An Academic All-Big Ten selection. 2007 Appeared in 22 of the 24 games and started two..Scored one goal along with three assists for five points...Lone goal came in the season-opener against then-No. 20 Tennessee (8/31)...Had assists in back-to-back games against Wisconsin (10/5) and Northwestern (10/7)...Final point came in the first round of the NCAA Tournament with an assist against Monmouth (11/16). BEFORE PENN STATE An NSCAA All-Region selection and Pennsylvania product from Shikellamy High School...Four-time All-Susquehanna Valley League pick...An all-state selection her senior year, she started every game of her high school career...Led her team to district championships in 2003, '04 and '06 and league titles in 2004 and '06...Daily Item All-Star four years running and garnered the publication's Player of the Year moniker in 2006... Her senior year, she led the Shikellamy Braves to the first state playoff win in program history...Played club for NU United for coach Jason Duke as well as the Pa. Classics Club Team. PERSONAL Full name is Megan Elizabeth Monroig...e daughter of Rodney and Lori Swineford, she was born on March 16, 1989 in Sunbury, Pa. ...One of five children, she has an older sister, Natalie, and three brothers: Victor, Anthony and Steven...Four-time District Champion on the track, her team also won two district titles...Member of the National Honor Society, she was the PIAA District IV Outstanding Female Athlete...Enrolled in the College of Health and Human Development.

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NAEHER

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Seymour, Conn. CHRISTIAN HERITAGE SCHOOL

Senior • 5-9 • GOALKEEPER Season 2006 2007 2008 Career

GP-GS 22-22 24-24 21-21 67-67

Minutes 2011:27 2176:18 1859:56 6047:31

CAREER STATS Record SHO 15-4-3 8 18-4-2 9 14-7-0 8.39 47-15-5 25.39

SV 79 103 90 272

Pct. GA GAA .798 20 0.89 .873 15 0.62 .796 23 1.11 .824 58 0.86

SOCCER BUZZ FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICAN (2007, 2008) NSCAA FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICAN (2007, 2008) SOCCER BUZZ FIRST TEAM ALL-GREAT LAKES (2008) NSCAA FIRST TEAM ALL-GREAT LAKES (2007, 2008) SOCCER BUZZ FIRST TEAM ALL-MID ATLANTIC (2007) BIG TEN TOURNAMENT DEFENSIVE MVP (2008) BIG TEN DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR (2007) FIRST TEAM ALL-BIG TEN (2007, 2008) SECOND TEAM ALL-BIG TEN (2006) ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN (2007, 2008) SOCCER AMERICA SECOND TEAM ALL-MVP (2007) COSIDA/ESPN THE MAGAZINE SECOND TEAM ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT (2007) BIG TEN ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM (2006) SOCCER BUZZ FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICAN (2006) SOCCER BUZZ FRESHMAN ALL-MID-ATLANTIC (2006)

Year...First team All-Big Ten selection...CoSIDA/ESPN e Magazine second team Academic All-District...Started all 24 games in net for the Nittany Lions...Allowed just 15 goals...Had a 0.62 gAA...Made 103 saves including a season-high nine versus then-No. 5 Texas A&M (9/16)...Recorded nine shutouts including a 1-0 victory over then-No. 4 Purdue (10/26)...Posted a .873 save percentage...Played all but 37 minutes of the season...Recorded an assist against Wisconsin (10/5)...Academic All-Big Ten selection. Named to the Big Ten All-Freshman team...Also a second team 2006 All-Big Ten selection...Along with Katie Schoepfer, named to the Soccer Buzz Mid-Atlantic All-Freshman team...Honored as a Soccer Buzz Freshman NAEHER’S PSU RANKS All-American...Started all 22 games she played...Notched 830 minutes of scoreless Shutouts 2nd soccer en route to eight shutouts on the sea- 25.39 son...Tied PSU All-American Emily Minutes Oleksiuk for goals against average as a fresh- 6047:31 2nd man (0.89)...Had a string of five straight Wins shutouts beginning with Purdue (10/6) and 47 2nd finally ending in a 2-1 victory over North- Saves western (10/22)...Made 79 saves with a .798 272 3rd save percentage. Goals Against Average 0.86 3rd Winning Percentage .730 5th

BEFORE PENN STATE A top five recruit nationally according to Soccer Buzz, she was the highest rated goalkeeper in the country...Parade All-American and two-time NSCAA Youth AllAmerican...Completed stints with the U.S. National Team at the Under-16 and Under-17 levels...ree-time All-State and three-time FAA All-Conference selection at Christian Heritage School, where she also was an honor roll student...Scored over 2,000 points in her career as a standout basketball player. PERSONAL Full name is Alyssa Michele Naeher...Born April 20, 1988 in Bridgeport, Conn. to John and Donna Lynn Naeher...Her father was a varsity basketball and track athlete at King’s College...Majoring in kinesiology.

NATIONAL CAREER Made history by becoming the first ever Penn State World Cup Champion leading the U.S. U-20 National Team to five wins throughout the tournament and claimed the Cup with a 2-1 win over North Korea...Earned the golden glove at the U-20 World Cup. LION CAREER 2008 Earned First Team All-America and First Team All-great Lakes Region from Soccer Buzz...Named a first team All-American by the NSCAA...First team All-Big Ten...Big Ten Tournament Defensive MVP...Started all 21 games, allowing 23 goals...Tallied 90 saves en route to an 14-7 record with nine shutouts...Earned Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week as well as recognition on the Top Drawer Soccer Team of the Week for Oct. 20...Registered a season high nine saves against then-No. 21 Minnesota in the Big Ten Tournament Finals (11/9)...Sported a .796 save percentage...An Academic All-Big Ten selection...Named team MVP. 2007 Named a first team All-American by Soccer Buzz and NSCAA...Soccer America MVP Second Team...Named Big Ten Defensive Player of the 20 PENN STATE 2009WOMEN’S SOCCER

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Christine

NAIRN

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Carly

NINESS

Bowie, Md. ARCHBISHOP SPALDING

Berwyn, Pa. CONESTOGA

Fresman • 5-6 • MIDFIELD

BEFORE PENN STATE Nairn earned her first cap with the U.S. National Senior team on May 25 in a 4-0 win at Canada…Has been on the National scene since age nine when she began training with the Maryland State Region I ODP travel team...In January of 2008 she was called up to the Senior Women's National Team and was the youngest member to attend training camp...SoccerBuzz named her the number three recruit in the country for the 2008 season..Member of the U.S. U-16, U-17. U-18 and U-20 teams throughout her career...On the U-20 World Cup Championship team in 2008...Tallied an assist in a 3-0 win over England which propelled the U.S. to the semi-finals... Traveled throughout North and South America and Europe with the numerous national teams...Played club soccer with the Freestate Shooters U-18 team, which won the WAgS Championship in 2004 and the U.S. Club Soccer Championship in 2007...Maryland State Cup Champions in 2004... Four-year captain for the Region I ODP team...Won the 2006 Regional ODP National Championship...Four-time Parade All-American out of Archbishop Spalding...ree-time All-Met First Team member..ree-time Player of the Year named by the Washington Post...ree-time All-State selection...NSCAA/adidas All-American from 2005-08...gatorade Maryland State Player of the Year from 2005-07...NSCAA/adidas All-South Region selection from 2005-07...All-time leader in assists, goals and points at Archbishop Spalding...Team assist/goal leader from 2004-07 also a fouryear member of the varsity basketball team...An excellent student, Nairn was a National Honor Society member and graduated with Dean's List honors. PERSONAL Christine Marie Nairn was born on September 25, 1990 in Annapolis, Md. ...Daughter of Tommy and Danamarie Nairn..Two older brothers, T.J. and Kevin... brother T.J. played collegiate soccer at Salisbury University from 2003-07 and currently is an assistant coach for the Seagulls...Kevin played collegiate soccer at Anne Arundel C.C. from 2005-06...Enjoys reading and music when not on the playing field...Majoring in communications. COACH WALSH ON NAIRN “Christine is a special player who possesses the combination of skill, vision, and ability to see the game at the highest level. We are anxious to place her into the center of our midfield and give her some freedom to be creative. She is not only an outstanding passer of the ball but has also proven to be quite dangerous when shooting from distance. ”

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GP-GS 19-1 19-1

CAREER STATS

G 1 1

A 3 3

PTS 5 5

GWG 0 0

SH 11 11

LION CAREER 2008 Played in 19 games as a forward...Scored her first career goal against then-No. 1 Notre Dame (9/21)...Earned her first career start against then-No. 4 Portland (9/28) where she tallied an assist...Recorded a season high three shots-on-goal in a 1-0 victory over Northwestern (10/3)...Registered a helper on the opening goal against Rutgers in the first round of the NCAA Tournament (11/14). BEFORE PENN STATE A four-year member of the Conestoga varsity team, Niness was one of only two freshmen to make the squad...Named Main Line Times second team freshman year...Member of the Central League Championship team her sophomore year...Scored the game-winning overtime goal...ree-time Main Line Times First Team...Named to the all-state team her junior and senior years...Member of the Southeastern PA Soccer Coaches Association All-Star Team her junior year...Two-time Daily Local First Team including Player of the Year her senior season... two-time Central League First Team and MVP of the league her final season...Named to the Philadelphia Inquirer First Team her senior season...Chester County Female Athlete of the Year...Led her squad to the 2007 PIAA Championship ...Also lettered in track...Holds nine school records on the track...An All-State and All-American her freshman and sophomore years. PERSONAL Full name is Carly Elizabeth Niness...Born October 23, 1989 in Berwyn, Pa. ...Daughter of Sam and Kathy Niness...Has older sister, Ashley, who runs track at Colgate University...Enjoys dancing when not on the field...Majoring in business.

NAIRN ON CHOSING PENN STATE “I decided that this was the best place for me to enhance and continue my soccer career and get an excellent education.” 11-TIME BIG TEN CHAMPIONS 1998-2008

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RAGO

Jess

ROSENBLUTH

Fairfield, Conn. GREEN FARMS ACADEMY

Gladwyne, Pa. THE SHIPLEY SCHOOL

Senior • 5-4 • MIDFIELD/DEFENSE Season 2006 2007 2008 Career

GP-GS 10-0 7-0 24-14 41-14

CAREER STATS

G 0 0 2 2

A 0 0 0 0

PTS 0 0 4 4

GWG 0 0 0 0

SH 2 1 17 20

ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN (2007, 2008)

LION CAREER 2008 Played in 23 games, starting 12...Scored in a 3-1 victory at William & Mary in the first game of the season (8/23)...Scored the insurance goal in a 2-0 win at Illinois (10/24)...Tallied two or more shots in four games...Academic All-Big Ten selection. 2007 Appeared in seven games...Recorded one shot against Wisconsin (10/5)...Academic All-Big Ten selection. 2006 Saw action in 10 games...Recorded one shot against Bucknell (9/10). BEFORE PENN STATE A four-time all-state selection...Member of the Connecticut ODP team that reached the national championship game in 2004...Team MVP her senior year and earned "Who's Who in Sports" accolades three straight years...Four-time All-Fairchester League player in Connecticut...Named a Western New England Prep School Soccer All-Star every year during high school...Tallied over 86 goals throughout her career including 31 in her freshman campaign alone.

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GP-GS 24-24 24-24

CAREER STATS

G 1 1

A 1 1

PTS 3 3

GWG 1 1

SH 12 12

LION CAREER 2008 Played in all 24 games, starting 10 as a midfielder her freshman campaign...Assisted the game-winner in a 4-0 victory at Michigan (10/10)...Scored the game-winner in a 2-0 win at Illinois (10/24). BEFORE PENN STATE A four-year varsity starter for e Shipley School...ree-time MVP for the gators...Honorable Mention All-Main Line her freshman season...Second Team All-Main Line her sophomore season and first team both her junior and senior seasons...Named the Main Line Player of the Year her junior year... scored 32 goals and had 16 assists her senior season...Played club for FC Delco Fury...Won the 2004 Super Y U-15 Mid-Atlantic regular season Championship...Won three EPYSA State Cup Championships...Four-year starter for the Shipley lacrosse team. PERSONAL Full name is Jessica Lee Rosenbluth...Born January 28, 1990 in Philadelphia...Daughter of Hal and Renee Rosenbluth...Has three brothers: Jeffery, Travis and Kyle...Jeffrey played baseball at Franklin & Marshall...Enjoys cooking when not on the playing field...Majoring in communications..

PERSONAL Full name is Allison Ann Rago...Born on July 28, 1988, her parents are Sherry and omas Rago...Has two brothers, Chris and Jason, an outfielder on the Fairfield University baseball team...An honor roll student, she earned scholar-athlete status...Majoring in psychology with minors in business and Spanish with plans to pursue law school following graduation.

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Maura

RYAN

Ali

SCHAEFER

Doylestown, Pa. GWYNEDD MERCY ACADEMY

Las Vegas, Nev. GREEN VALLEY

Senior • 5-4 • DEFENSE Season 2006 2007 2008 Career

GP-GS 11-6 24-24 24-23 59-53

CAREER STATS

G 0 0 0 0

A 0 2 1 3

PTS 0 2 1 3

GWG 0 0 0 0

SH 1 0 0 1

ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN (2007)

LION CAREER 2008 Played in all 24 games while starting 23 as a defender..Recorded one assist on the season against Michigan State (10/12)...Kept the defense solid in the middle allowing 23 goals on the season. 2007 Started all 24 games for the Nittany Lion defense...Tallied two assists...Notched assists against Colgate (9/26) and Hofstra (11/18), respectively...Helped solidify a defense that allowed just 15 goals all season...Academic All-Big Ten selection. 2006 Played in 11 games, starting six...Tallied one shot against West Virginia (9/8). BEFORE PENN STATE A two-time all-state selection...Earned All-Catholic Academy League honors three times during her high school career...Named League MVP her junior year...Captained her team to three-straight 10-win seasons...Team leader in assists four years and led in scoring twice during her time at gwynedd Mercy...Played club ball with the West Chester United Predators and was a Pennsylvania State Cup Champion in 2002 and 2005.

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GP-GS 11-0 11-0

CAREER STATS

G 0 0

A 0 0

PTS 0 0

GWG 0 0

SH 1 1

LION CAREER 2008 Saw time in 11 games as a midfielder, recording one shot. BEFORE PENN STATE A four-year starter for the green Valley gators, Schaefer scored 96 goals and 84 assists over her career...Named the green Valley team MVP... Led team to four-straight Zone Championships...Also played for the Speedsters of the FCLV...Won eight straight state titles with the Speedsters...Named the team MVP for the U-14 Pro Select International team...Voted student body president her senior year as well as homecoming queen. PERSONAL Full name is Alexandra Claire Schaefer...Born August 16, 1989 in Las Vegas....Daughter of Linda Logan...Has two sisters, Kelly and Kim...Enjoys watching and making films in her free time...Majoring in film.

PERSONAL Full name is Maura Quinn Ryan...Born in January 6, 1988 in West Chester, Pa., she is the daughter of Michael and Andrea Ryan...Has one brother, Kieran, who played soccer at Mount St. Mary's...Also a standout track athlete, she won the state championship in the 4x800m Relay in 2005 and the gold medal at the Penn Relays in the 4x800m and 4x400m Relays...Majoring in human development and family studies.

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SCHOEPFER Waterford, Conn. WATERFORD

Senior • 5-8 • FORWARD Season 2006 2007 2008 Career

GP-GS 23-14 24-23 24-21 71-58

CAREER STATS

G 8 15 11 34

A 5 5 7 17

PTS 21 35 29 85

GWG 2 7 4 13

SH 76 104 104 284

NSCAA SECOND TEAM ALL-AMERICAN (2007) SOCCER BUZZ SECOND TEAM ALL-AMERICAN (2007) FIRST TEAM ALL-BIG TEN (2007, 2008) NSCAA FIRST TEAM ALL-GREAT LAKES (2007) NSCAA FIRST TEAM ALL-MID-ATLANTIC (2007) SOCCER BUZZ FIRST TEAM ALL-MID ATLANTIC (2007) NSCAA SECOND TEAM ALL-GREAT LAKES (2008) SOCCER BUZZ SECOND TEAM ALL-GREAT LAKES (2008) COSIDA/ESPN THE MAGAZINE SECOND TEAM ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT (2008) ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN (2007, 2008) BIG TEN ALL-FRESHMAN (2006) SOCCER BUZZ MID-ATLANTIC ALL-FRESHMAN (2006)

LION CAREER 2008 Named second team All-great Lakes Region by the NSCAA and Soccer Buzz...First Team All-Big Ten selection...Appeared in 24 games, while starting 21...Tied for first on the team in goals (10)...Tallied six assists on the season for 26 points...Led the Big Ten in shots (41) and shots per game (4.10)...Scored two goals including the game-winner and added an assist in a 4-1 victory over Hofstra (9/5)...Recorded the game-winner and two assists in a 4-2 win over Bucknell (9/7)...Scored the game-winner in a 2-0 victory over then-No. 25 UConn (9/14)...Netted two goals in the first eight minutes in a 3-0 shutout of Wisconsin (10/5)...Contributed two goals in a 4-0 thumping of Michigan (10/10)...Assisted the game-winner in a 2-0 win over then-No. 23 Minnesota (10/17)...Scored the game-winner in an over-time defeat of Iowa (10/19)...Earned Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week accolades and recognition on Soccer America Team of the SCHOEPFER’S PSU RANKS Week (10/20)...Notched the game-winner in Shots a 2-0 victory over Purdue to assure the Nit284 5th tany Lions their 11th straight Big Ten Goals championship (10/26)... Helped the game7th winner in a 1-0 victory over Michigan State 34 Game-Winning Goals (11/7) propelling the Nittany Lions to the 7th finals of the Big Ten Tournament...Assisted 13 the game-winner in a 2-1 win over then-No. Points 8th 21 Minnesota in the Big Ten Tournament 85 championship game (11/9)...Scored the opening goal against Rutgers in the first 24 PENN STATE 2009WOMEN’S SOCCER

round of the NCAA Tournament (11/14)... Was a Second Team ESPN e Magazine Academic All-District selection...Earned Academic All-Big Ten honors. 2007 Named Second Team All-American by Soccer Buzz and the NSCAA...First Team All-Big Ten selection...Appeared in all 24 games, while staring 23...Scored a team-high 15 goals and five assists...Took 104 shots almost double the next highest Nittany Lion...Scored seven game-winning goals...Had goals in four-straight games, including two versus Indiana (10/28) and one each against Ohio State (11/2), Iowa (11/8) and Ohio State (11/9)...Scored goals in three straight games twice...Had game-winning goals in three-straight contests...Scored two goals against Colgate (9/26)...Named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week twice (9/17 and 10/8)...Named to the Soccer America Team of the Week twice (9/17 and 10/8)...Member of the Soccer Buzz Elite Team of the Week (9/17)...Top Drawer Team of the Week on 10/1...Academic All-Big Ten selection. 2006 Named to the Big Ten All-Freshman team...Soccer Buzz MidAtlantic All-Freshman choice...Saw action in 23 games, starting 14...Tallied eight goals and five assists in freshman campaign...Scored first career goal against Tennessee (8/27)...Scored twice at Harvard, including the game-winner (9/15)...Tallied a goal in three-straight games, at Iowa (9/29), at Illinois (10/1) and at Purdue (10/6)...Notched the game-winning goal against Ohio State (10/15)...Led the team in shots with 76. BEFORE PENN STATE A Soccer Buzz top 50 recruit, Schoepfer was the gatorade and NSCAA girls Soccer Player of the Year for Connecticut...High school and NSCAA youth All-American...e Connecticut state record holder for goals with 157 and second with assists with 47...Named Player of the Year by the Hartford Courant, Schoepfer led her school to four straight Eastern Connecticut Conference championships...Scored game-winning goal in the championship match vs. England as a player on the U.S. Under-17 national team in Ireland...Scored four of her team's nine goals while on the Under-17 adidas All-Star team that toured Europe through the Olympic Development Program. PERSONAL Full name is Kathryn eresa Schoepfer...Parents are Martin and Mary Jane Schoepfer...Father played basketball at Boston University...Brother, Andrew, played football for Holy Cross and was an AllPatriot league four-year starter on the offensive line...graduated from Waterford High School with a 3.5 grade point average...Captain of her basketball team...Featured in the Jan. 16, 2006 Sports Illustrated "Faces in the Crowd" section...Majoring in human development and family studies.

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Jess

SHUE

York, Pa. SUSQUEHANNOCK

GP-GS 7-0 Redshirt 7-0

CAREER STATS

Alexa

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THOMPSON Scottdale, Pa. SOUTHMORELAND

Senior • 5-6 • MIDFIELD

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G 0

A 0

PTS 0

GWG 0

SH 1

0

0

0

0

1

ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN (2007)

LION CAREER 2008 Redshirt season. 2007 Appeared in seven games... Took one shot against Monmouth (11/16)...An Academic All-Big Ten selection. BEFORE PENN STATE An all-state selection in 2006, she led her team to a Division championship...e trip to districts was the school's first...All-County in 2005 and `06 and Honorable Mention in 2004...Led her high school to a 2005 county championship...Holds the Susquehannock girl's record for assists...Member of the EPYSA ODP from 2001-03...Played club for Steve Correri on York United Impact...Team won the Pa. Chevy Cup state championship in 2002...Virginia Tournament finalists in 2003...Team was also the outdoor state champions in 2003 and the indoor state finalists in 2004, `05 and `06.

BEFORE PENN STATE ompson attended the Nike Premier 50 camps and earned the Best Offensive Player Award for her 1990 age group...Earned four varsity letters while at Southmoreland. CLUB EXPERIENCE Competed in Russia with the Regional I team taking third place in 2008 and also traveled to England with the Regional I team in 2005...Played as a forward for Beadling SC...Two-year starter at Shattuck-St. Mary's Soccer Academy in Minnesota. PERSONAL Alexa Rae ompson was born September 16, 1990 in Scottdale, Pa. to Brian and Lori Shrum...Majoring in elementary special education. COACH WALSH ON THOMPSON “Alexa has established herself to be one of the top players in this region. She is clever and crafty on the ball and has the ability to strike from distance with both feet. She has been working hard to get herself back and healthy in order to compete for a starting role this fall.” THOMPSON ON CHOSING PENN STATE

PERSONAL Full name is Jessica Erin Shue...Born May 31, 1988...Daughter of Liz Kapp and Tom Shue, she is one of three children and has two older sisters, Jaimee and Melody...Member of the Susquehannock girl's basketball team, which won their division in 2005 and `06...e secretary of the National Honor Society, she was on the school's distinguished honor roll...Majoring in forestry science.

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Emma

Danielle

THOMSON

TONEY

Nottinghamshire, England RETFORD OAKS

Northville, Mich. NORTHVILLE

Sophomore • 5-4 • DEFENSE Season 2008 Career

GP-GS 24-22 24-22

CAREER STATS

G 1 1

A 2 2

PTS 4 4

GWG 0 0

Junior • 5-4 • FORWARD SH 10 10

SOCCER BUZZ FOURTH TEAM FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICAN (2008) SOCCER BUZZ FRESHMAN TEAM ALL-GREAT LAKES (2008) ALL-BIG TEN FRESHMAN (2008) LION CAREER 2008 Named a Fourth Team Freshman All-American and to the Allgreat Lakes Region Freshman Team...All-Big Ten Freshman team selection... played in all 24 games, starting 22 as a defender...Tallied an assist in a 3-1 victory at William and Mary (8/23)...Registered a helper on the insurance goal in a 3-0 shutout of Wisconsin (10/5)...Scored her first career goal in a 2-1 victory over then-No. 21 Minnesota giving the Nittany Lions their fifth Big Ten Tournament Championship. BEFORE PENN STATE Played two seasons with Retford United before moving onto the Doncaster Rovers Belles...League runners-up with Retford her first season before capturing the title her second year...Earned Manager's Player of the Year her second season...Won two league titles with the Belles...Named the Player's Player of the Year and Manager's Player of the Year in her second season with Doncaster...Selected for the U-15 England squad in 2005-06 and made a leap to the U-17 squad in 2006-07...Named the Young Player of the Year in 2007. PERSONAL Full name is Emma Jennie omson...Born Jan. 21, 1990 in Nottinghamshire, England...Daughter of Ian and Deborah omson ...Has three brothers, gary, Aidan and Saul...Enjoys listening to a variety of music as well as watching all different types of sports...Majoring in kinesiology.

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Season 2007 2008 Career

GP-GS 23-3 24-18 57-21

CAREER STATS

G 7 10 17

A 2 7 9

PTS 16 27 43

GWG 2 5 7

SH 33 76 109

THIRD TEAM ALL-GREAT LAKES (2008) BIG TEN TOURNAMENT OFFENSIVE MVP (2008) ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN (2008) ALL-BIG TEN FRESHMAN (2007) LION CAREER 2008 A ird Team All-great Lakes Region selection...Named the Big Ten Tournament's Offensive MVP...Played in all 24 games while starting 18...Notched 10 goals while tallying seven assists for 27 points...Scored the game-winner and assisted the insurance goal in a 3-1 win over William & Mary (8/23)...Earned a helper against then-No. 4 Florida State (8/29)...Netted a goal and assisted the game-winner in a 4-1 victory over Hofstra (8/31)...Assisted the game-winner in a double-overtime thriller against Rutgers (9/5)...Recorded a goal and an assist in a 4-2 victory over Bucknell (9/7) to score points in her fifth consecutive game...Scored the insurance goal in a 2-0 shutout over then-No. 25 Connecticut (9/14)...Netted a goal against then-No. 4 Portland (9/28)...Assisted the game-winner in a 1-0 victory over Northwestern (10/3)...Scored a goal in a 3-0 shutout over Wisconsin (10/5)...Scored the game-winner in a 2-0 win over then-No. 21 Minnesota (10/17)...Assisted the insurance goal in a 2-0 victory over Purdue (10/26) to help assure the Nittany Lions their 11th straight Big Ten Championship...Registered the game-winner in a 2-1 victory over Iowa (11/6) in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament...Scored the game-winner in a 1-0 shutout of Michigan State (11/7) in the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament...Recorded her 10th goal of the season for the game-winner over then-No. 23 Minnesota (11/9) in the finals of Big Ten Tournament helping the Nittany Lions to their fifth Big Ten Tournament championship...Named the team's Offensive MVP...Academic All-Big Ten selection. 2007 Big Ten All-Freshman team selection...Played in 23 games while starting three...Posted seven goals and two assists...Scored two game-winning goals against Illinois (9/30) and Monmouth (11/16)...Recorded first career point with a goal against Colgate (9/26)...Scored goals in three straight games twice...Notched two goals in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament against Monmouth...Started in two of PSU's three NCAA Tournament games. BEFORE PENN STATE One of two Parade All-Americans in the Nittany Lions' 2007 signing class... a three-time NSCAA Youth All-American...Soccer Buzz Top 25 recruit... Active in the U.S. Youth National Team program, she is a member of the U17 Team Pool after spending time in the U-16 Team Pool in 2004 and '05,

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MEET THE NITTANY LIONS and the U-15 pool in 2004...Two-time First Team All-State pick, she was twice named to the Michigan High School Dream Team by the state's high school soccer coaches association...NSCAA High School All-Region pick, she scored a school record 86 goals during her career at Northville High School, last year's state runner-up...Been part of runs to a third-place finish at ODP nationals in 2005 and the semifinals of USYSA Nationals that same year...Played her club ball with the Michigan Hawks, coached by Jim Kimble. PERSONAL Full name is Danielle Lauren Toney...Born on January 20, 1989...Daughter of Frederick and Cynthia Toney... Older brother Fred, Jr. and two sisters: Camille and Simone...Both sisters were Division I athletes–Camille played soccer for UCLA from 2002-05 and Simone currently plays at Bowling green...Pre-med major.

Krissy

TRIBBETT

20

Centennial, Colo. GRANDVIEW

Sophomore • 5-7 • GOALKEEPER Season GP-GS Minutes 2008 7-3 343:14 Career 7-3 343:14

CAREER STATS Record SHO 2-1-0 2.61 2-1-0 2.61

SV 10 10

Pct. GA GAA .833 2 0.52 .833 2 0.52

LION CAREER 2008 Played in seven games, starting three...Collected shutouts at Indiana (9/26) and Illinois (10/24)...Tallied a season high three saves against Rutgers (11/14) in the NCAA Tournament. BEFORE PENN STATE Six-time State Cup Champion with her club team, the Colorado Rush Nike...Began winning championships with her U-13 team...Named MVP of the State Cup Championships with her U-17 team after defeating the defending National Champions...Started on the varsity squad at grandview as a freshman...Trained with the boys team her remaining three years. PERSONAL Full name is Kristin Nicole Tribbett...Born July 11, 1990 in Mountain View, Calif. to Jon and Mary Tribbett...Two younger brothers, Ken and Tim... Mother was a two-time AllAmerican at Pacific in volleyball and led the Tigers to back-to-back NCAA titles in 1985 and '86...Enjoys camping with her family in her spare time...Majoring in health and human development.

DID YOU KNOW?

When Danielle Toney was named the Offensive MVP of the 2008 Big Ten Tournament that she was just the second NIttany Lion to earn the honor? The last PSU student-athlete to earn the award was Aubrey Aden-Buie in 2006 when the Lions swept the Tournament for the fourth time. For her efforts, Toney received the team’s Outstanding Offensive Player of the Year Award for 2008.

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Nikki

WATTS

Dani

ZAVALA

Berkshire, England JOHN O’GAUNT

El Camino Village, Calif. REDONDO UNION

Senior • 5-4 • FORWARD Season 2008 Career

GP-GS 24-22 24-22

CAREER STATS

G 1 1

A 2 2

PTS 4 4

GWG 0 0

5

Redshirt Freshman • 5-7 • MIDFIELD SH 10 10

LION CAREER 2008 Played in all 24 games while earning 12 starts as a forward ...Scored first career goal against then-No. 4 Florida State (8/29)...Netted a goal in a 4-1 win over Hofstra (8/31)...Scored the golden goal in a double overtime victory at Rutgers (9/5)...Tallied an assist and scored the gamewinner in a 4-2 victory over Bucknell (9/7)...Earned Soccer Buzz Team of the Week honors (9/14)...Registered a helper against then-No. 1 Notre Dame (9/21)...Scored the game-winner against Purdue (10/26). BEFORE PENN STATE Four-year player with Bristol Academy WFC...Finished fourth in the league in 2006, `07 and `08...gloucestershire County Cup winners in '06 and '07...FA Cup semi-finalists in '07...Played for Filton College from 200608...Won the British Colleges Sport National Championship on 2007 and '08...Took home the English Colleges Football Association National League Championship and Cup Championship in 2007...Won the English Colleges Football Association National 5-a-side Cup...Captain of the 5-a-side team...Scored all four goals in a 4-0 victory over Arsenal Academy in 2007...Went unbeaten at the Canadian Soccer Showcase Tournament in Vancouver in March 2008...Scored 11 of the team's 14 goals at the Showcase...Invited to England's U-17 and U-19 training camps.

Season 2008 Career

GP-GS 2-0 2-0

CAREER STATS

G 0 0

A 0 0

PTS 0 0

GWG 0 0

SH 0 0

LION CAREER 2008 Redshirt season...Saw time in two games, the 4-1 victory over William and Mary (8/23) and the 2-0 win over Illinois (10/24). BEFORE PENN STATE Four-year starter at Redondo Union, Zavala was named First Team All-Bay League her junior season...Captain in her final season..Named a scholar-athlete all four years...Played club soccer with the ISC Strikers...Won the 2005 U.S. Club Soccer National Championship...Regional finalist in the 2007 U.S. Club Soccer National Championship tournament. PERSONAL Full name is Danielle Ashley Zavala...Born April 16, 1990 in Santa Clara, Calif. ..Daughter of Richard and Uvon Zavala...Has an older brother, Richard...Majoring in business marketing.

PERSONAL Full name is Nicola Clare Watts...Born September 22, 1987 in Swindon, England to Colin and Di Watts...Older brother, Liam...Majoring in kinesiology.

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PENN STATE DANCE MARATHON

WOMEN’S SOCCER AT PENN STATE DANCE MARATHON 46-HOUR DANCE MARATHON BENEFITS PEDIATRIC CANCER RESEARCH AND TREATMENT

rough their work with the Student-Athlete Advisory Board (SAAB) and the CHAMPS Life skills Program, Penn State’s women’s soccer team is an active participant in Dance Marathon. e largest student-run philanthropy in the nation, “THON” as it is affectionately called across campus raises millions of dollars every year for cancer treatment and research at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Dancers raise money in order to participate and are not allowed to sit nor sleep for the duration of the 46-hour marathon in honor and admiration of everything the children and their familes go through in the fight against cancer. Last year, THON raised $6,615,318.04 for the Four Diamonds fund.

Above: (Top)Maura Ryan, Megan Monroig, Katie Schoepfer; (Bottom) Danielle Toney and Allie Daus at the 2009 Dance Marathon. Left: Members of the team take time off the dance floor to hang out with one of the THON children, who benefit by the Four Diamonds fund. Bottom Left: Daus with Schoepfer and Jessie Davis spend some time on the floor at the Bryce Jordan Center. Bottom Right: Schoepfer joins Daus, the team’s representative dancer during the 46-hour session. Special thanks goes to Allie Daus for providing photos, captions, information and organizing Penn State women’s soccer’s involvement in THON the last four years.

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NITTANY LIONS TAKE 11TH-STRAIGHT BIG TEN TITLE NAB FINAL BIG TEN TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP five goals, one in each game, while Naeher made 14 saves in the tournament, nine alone against Minnesota.

PENN STATE MAKES 14TH-STRAIGHT NCAA TOURNAMENT APPEARANCE AFTER 11TH-STRAIGHT BIG TEN TITLE Penn State continued its winning ways in 2008, winning the Big Ten for the 11th-straight time with an 8-2 record. A mid-season win over Minnesota gave the Nittany Lions possession of the title as they were tied with the Golden Gophers. By virtue of the Big Ten title, Penn State earned its 14th-straight NCAA Tournament appearance. NITTANY LIONS CAPTURE FINAL BIG TEN TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP Prior to the close of the season, the Big Ten announced that the season-ending tournament would see its last edition in 2008. Penn State romped through the field, taking three straight against hosts Iowa (2-1), fourth-seeded Michigan State (1-0) and second-seeded Minnesota (2-1), handing the Gophers just their third loss of the year at the time. Penn State would account for two of Minnesota’s four losses in 2008.

UPSET CITY PSU suffered tough defeats at the hands of non-ranked opponents early in the non-conference season in matching 1-0 losses to Brown and James Madison. Another upset would come when Michigan State broke Penn State’s eight-game Big Ten unbeaten streak with a 3-1 win in East Lansing. In all three of the losses, Penn State was ranked 11th or better. UPSET CITY: PART II Five days after the Michigan State game dropped the Nittany Lions out of the polls altogether, PSU fought back and served then-No. 23 Minnesota their second loss of the season, 2-0, at Jeffrey Field thanks to goals by Meghan Gill and Danielle Toney.

due. e win put PSU second behind the Michigan women’s swimming & diving dynasty that won 12 in a row. HOME WIN STREAK BROKEN Ohio State came into town as an unassuming team muddling through a 7-9-2 campaign, 4-5 in Big Ten play to face the Nittany Lions on Senior Night. No one thought the Buckeyes would break Penn State’s 49-game home Big Ten winning streak, which dated back to 1999 and 57-game Big Ten winning streak, which dated back to 1995. With the Big Ten title already assured, Ohio State broke through for a 1-0 upset of the No. 21 Nittany Lions to drop Penn State’s all-time Big Ten home record to 67-2-3. NAEHER EARNS WORLD CUP TITLE AND SECOND ALL-AMERICAN AWARD Alyssa Naeher was named an NSCAA First Team All-American on December 7. Hours later she would pick up the Golden Glove Award as the top goalkeeper in the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Chile. Along with future PSU teammate Christine Nairn, Naeher led the Americans to the world championship victory.

Melissa Hayes tracks a Notre Dame attacker in front of 2,963.

e Penn State Nittany Lions celebrate the 2008 Big Ten Tournament championship at Iowa.

TONEY AND NAEHER EARN BIG TEN TOURNAMENT MVP AWARDS Danielle Toney and Alyssa Naeher were named Offensive and Defensive MVPs for the Big Ten Tournament. Toney scored three of Penn State’s 30 PENN STATE 2009WOMEN’S SOCCER

Seniors Jessie Davis, Kaleen Adami, Zoe Bouchelle and Alli Daus celebrate their last Big Ten title at Purdue.

PENN STATE CAPTURES SHARE OF 11thSTRAIGHT TITLE AT PURDUE Penn State captured a share of the Big Ten title with a 2-0 win in West Lafayette, Ind. over Pur-

PENN STATE WELCOMES SECOND LARGEST CROWD TO JEFFREY FIELD e Notre Dame Fighting Irish came locked and loaded to University Park for a late-September clash with the Nittany Lions. e 2,963 in attendance were witness to a dazzling display of women’s college soccer at its finest as then-No. 1 Notre Dame left a 3-1 winner over Penn State. e Nittany Lions were just 245 short of setting a single-game record. 3,208 is still the mark to beat, which was set in 2006 in an upset win of then-No. 2 UCLA.

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2008 YEAR-IN-REVIEW PENN STATE RANKS 19TH NATIONALLY IN AVERAGE ATTENDANCE e 2008 season ended as Penn State’s second-best in terms of average attendance as 10,964 fans passed through the turnstiles at Jeffrey Field in 10 dates, averaging 1,096 per contest. PSU ranked first in the Big Ten, while placing 19th overall in the country. DAVIS TWICE SELECTED TO TOPDRAWERSOCCER.COM TEAM OF THE WEEK After shutouts against Northwestern and Wisconsin, Jessie Davis earned a spot on the TopDrawerSoccer.com team of the week, her first natinoal honor. "Jessie is the backbone of our defense," said head coach Erica Walsh. "rough her leadership we get better and better." ree weeks later Davis was again named to the team and added Big Ten defensive player of the week to her credit too after wins over Illinois and Purdue. SCHOEPFER AND NAEHER SWEEP CONFERENCE AND NATINOAL WEEKLY HONORS On October 20, Alyssa Naeher and Katie Schoepfer were recognized by the Big Ten Conference as the players of the week for their performances against Minnesota and Iowa. Naeher recorded two shutouts, totaling nine saves, while Schoepfer scored two goals and added an assist during the week. Schoepfer would later be named to the Soccer America team of the week while Naeher earned TopDrawerSoccer.com honors.

e team brings it in after capturing the 2008 Big Ten title at Purdue.

BOUCHELLE EARNS THIRD ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN HONOR Zoe Bouchelle was named a ird Team Academic All-American by ESPN the Magazine. Bouchelle held a 3.88 cumulative GPA in economics and become just the second Nittany Lion to be a three-time Academic All-American. DAVIS AND BOUCHELLE RECOGNIZED AS NSCAA SCHOLAR ATHLETES Bouchelle and Davis capped off their Nittany Lion careers with one more honor as they both were named NSCAA Scholar All-Americans. Bouchelle picks up her second honor while Davis became the eighth Penn State women's soccer player to join this prestigious group.

DID YOU KNOW?

Seniors Jessie Davis, Kaleen Adami, Zoe Bouchelle, and Allie Daus click their heals after securing the Big Ten title.

Penn State women’s soccer and Northwestern women’s tennis are currently tied with 11-straight Big Ten Championships in their respective sports. The Nittany Lions will get first crack at #12 in 2009 to tie Michigan’s women’s swimming & diving, who set the women’s Big Ten mark back in 1998. 11-TIME BIG TEN CHAMPIONS 1998-2008

BIG TEN YEAR-END HONOR ROLL

ZOE BOUCHELLE JESSIE DAVIS MEGHAN GILL ALYSSA NAEHER

KATIE SCHOEPFER EMMA THOMSON DANIELLE TONEY

First Team All-Big Ten First Team All-Big Ten Second Team All-Big Ten First Team All-Big Ten Big Ten Tournament Defensive MVP First Team All-Big Ten Big Ten All-Freshman Team Big Ten Tournament Offensive MVP

ALL-AMERICAN HONOR ROLL

ALYSSA NAEHER

First Team NSCAA First Team Soccer Buzz

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12 28 23 33 27 21 17 26 25 16 3 4 2 22 9 7 8 15 11 24 20 19 5 1

NAME Schoepfer, Katie Toney, Danielle Watts, Nikki Bouchelle, Zoe Gill, Meghan Niness, Carly Rago, Alli Monroig, Megan Thomson, Emma Rosenbluth, Jess Davis, Jessie Hayes, Melissa Ryan, Maura Myers, Ashley Garcia, Bri Davies, Tara Hakes, Jackie Daus, Allie Schaefer, Ali Daus, Kristie Tribbett, Krissy Adami, Kaleen Zavala, Dani Naeher, Alyssa Total Opponents

Name 1 Naeher, Alyssa 20 Tribbett, Krissy Total Opponents Team Saves: 0

Overall: 16-8-0 Big Ten: 8-2-0 Home: 6-4-0 Away: 8-3-0 Neutral: 2-1-0

GP-GS 24-21 24-18 24-11 24-23 16-6 19-1 24-14 24-12 24-22 24-10 24-23 24-21 24-23 18-0 16-2 23-14 20-9 5-0 11-0 3-0 7-3 3-0 2-0 21-21 24 24

G 11 10 5 4 3 1 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 40 25

GP-GS Minutes 21-21 1859:56 7-3 343:14 24 2203:10 24 2203:10

A 7 7 2 3 1 3 0 2 2 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31 23

PTS 29 27 12 11 7 5 4 4 4 3 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 111 73

SH 104 76 45 38 11 11 17 18 10 12 7 18 0 22 10 9 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 415 286

GA 23 2 25 40

GAA 1.11 0.52 1.02 1.63

Saves 90 10 100 153

SHOT% SOG .106 45 .132 39 .111 25 .105 16 .273 6 .091 8 .118 7 .056 6 .100 5 .083 5 .143 3 .000 8 .000 0 .000 9 .000 4 .000 4 .000 0 .000 2 .000 1 .000 0 .000 0 .000 0 .000 0 .000 0 .096 193 .087 125 Pct. .796 .833 .800 .793

W 14 2 16 8

SOG% .433 .513 .556 .421 .545 .727 .412 .333 .500 .417 .429 .444 .000 .409 .400 .444 .000 1.000 1.000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .465 .437

L 7 1 8 16

T 0 0 0 0

GW 4 5 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 8

ShO 8.39 2.61 11 3

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

GP-GS 71-58 57-21 24-11 86-70 19-8 19-1 41-14 46-14 24-22 24-24 83-78 63-45 59-53 59-22 16-2 54-28 20-9 17-0 11-0 3-0 7-3 13-0 2-0 67-67

G 34 17 5 13 3 1 2 2 1 1 5 2 0 10 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

CAREER A PTS 17 85 9 43 2 12 14 40 1 7 3 5 0 4 5 9 2 4 1 3 2 12 10 14 3 3 3 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 1

GWG SH 13 284 7 109 3 45 2 122 2 11 0 11 0 20 0 32 0 10 1 12 0 30 1 44 0 1 3 90 0 10 0 13 0 4 0 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0

CAREER GP-GS Minutes GA GAA Saves Pct. W-L-T ShO 67-67 6047:31 58 0.86 272 .824 47-15-5 25.39 7-3 343:14 2 0.52 10 .833 2-1-0 2.61

2008 PENN STATE WOMEN’S SOCCER MISCELLANEOUS STATISTICS GOALS BY PERIOD Penn State Opponents

1st 20 13

2nd 18 10

OT 1 1

OT2 1 1

Total 40 25

SHOTS BY PERIOD Penn State Opponents

1st 192 145

2nd 212 136

OT 7 3

OT2 4 2

Total 415 286

SAVES BY PERIOD Penn State Opponents

1st 47 80

2nd 53 69

OT 0 4

OT2 0 0

Total 100 153

CORNER KICKS BY PRD 1st Penn State 58 Opponents 29

2nd 53 35

OT 2 2

OT2 0 1

Total 113 67

FOULS BY PERIOD Penn State Opponents

2nd 125 127

OT 3 2

OT2 1 0

Total 245 228

1st 116 99

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TEAM STATISTICS Goals-Shot attempts Goals scored average Shot percentage Shots on goal-Attempts SOG pct. Shots/Game Assists CORNER KICKS PENALTY KICKS

PSU 40-415 1.63 .096 193-415 .465 17.3 31 113 0-0

OPP 25-286 1.02 .087 125-286 .437 11.9 23 67 0-0

PENALTIES Yellow cards Red cards

6 0

14 0

1999 • 2002 • 2005 WOMEN’S COLLEGE CUP


2008 SEASON RESULTS 2008 PENN STATE WOMEN’S SOCCER RESULTS Date Opponent Aug 23, 2008 at William and Mary 1 Aug 29, 2008 FLORIDA STATE 1 Aug 31, 2008 HOFSTRA

Sep 05, 2008 at Rutgers Sep 07, 2008 BUCKNELL

2 Sep 12, 2008 vs. Brown 2 Sep 14, 2008 at #25 Connecticut

Overall Conf 1-0-0 0-0-0

Att. 560

L W

1-4 4-1

1-1-0 2-1-0

0-0-0 0-0-0

2,197 1,166

W O2 W

1-0 4-2

3-1-0 4-1-0

0-0-0 0-0-0

785 644

L OT W

0-1 2-0

4-2-0 5-2-0

0-0-0 0-0-0

1,648 1,057

L L W L W W

0-1 1-3 1-0 1-4 1-0 3-0

5-3-0 5-4-0 6-4-0 6-5-0 7-5-0 8-5-0

0-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 2-0-0 3-0-0

1,849 2,963 374 336 1,113 908

* *

Sep 18, 2008 Sep 21, 2008 Sep 26, 2008 Sep 28, 2008 Oct 03, 2008 Oct 05, 2008

*

Oct 10, 2008 at Michigan

W

4-0

9-5-0

4-0-0

557

* *

Oct 12, 2008 at Michigan State Oct 17, 2008 #23 MINNESOTA

L W

1-3 2-0

9-6-0 4-1-0 10-6-0 5-1-0

1,123 434

* *

Oct 19, 2008 IOWA Oct 24, 2008 at Illinois

W OT W

1-0 2-0

11-6-0 6-1-0 12-6-0 7-1-0

567 153

*

Oct 26, 2008 at Purdue

W

2-0

13-6-0 8-1-0

354

* Oct 31, 2008 OHIO STATE 3 Nov 06, 2008 at Iowa

L W

0-1 2-1

13-7-0 8-2-0 14-7-0 8-2-0

636 311

3 Nov 07, 2008 vs. Michigan State 3 Nov 09, 2008 vs. #21 Minnesota

W W

1-0 2-1

15-7-0 8-2-0 16-7-0 8-2-0

247 289

4 Nov 14, 2008 at Rutgers

L O2

1-2

16-8-0 8-2-0

873

*

at James Madison #1 NOTRE DAME at Indiana #4 PORTLAND NORTHWESTERN WISCONSIN

Result Score W 3-1

KEY * – Denotes Big Ten Game 1 – Penn State Invitational (University Park, Pa.) 2 – UConn Classic (Storrs, Conn.) 3 – Big Ten Tournament (Iowa City, Iowa) 4 – NCAA Tournament (Piscataway, N.J.)

11-TIME BIG TEN CHAMPIONS 1998-2008

Goals scored Goalkeeper Saves (Min.) Bouchelle, Zoe (Hayes, Melissa) Naeher, Alyssa 1 (90) TONEY, DANIELLE (Thomson, Emma) Rago, Alli (Toney, Danielle) Watts, Nikki (Toney, Danielle) Naeher, Alyssa 2 (90) Toney, Danielle (Schoepfer, Katie) Naeher, Alyssa 7 (86) SCHOEPFER, KATIE (Toney, Danielle) Tribbett, Krissy 1 (4) Watts, Nikki (Bouchelle, Zoe;Hayes, Melissa) Schoepfer, Katie (Monroig, Megan) WATTS, NIKKI (Toney, Danielle) Naeher, Alyssa 4 (109) Toney, Danielle (Schoepfer, Katie) Naeher, Alyssa 7 (90) Schoepfer, Katie (Watts, Nikki) WATTS, NIKKI (Schoepfer, Katie) Bouchelle, Zoe (Toney, Danielle) Naeher, Alyssa 7 (99) SCHOEPFER, KATIE (unassisted) Naeher, Alyssa 7 (81) Toney, Danielle (unassisted) Tribbett, Krissy (9) Naeher, Alyssa 3 (90) Niness, Carly (Watts, Nikki) Naeher, Alyssa 6 (90) GILL, MEGHAN (unassisted) Tribbett, Krissy 1 (90) Toney, Danielle (Niness, Carly) Naeher, Alyssa 6 (90) GILL, MEGHAN (Toney, Danielle) Naeher, Alyssa 2 (90) SCHOEPFER, KATIE (Bouchelle, Zoe) Naeher, Alyssa 2 (69) Schoepfer, Katie (Thomson, Emma) Tribbett, Krissy 1 (21) Toney, Danielle (unassisted) BOUCHELLE, ZOE (Rosenbluth, Jess) Naeher, Alyssa 2 (66) Monroig, Megan (unassisted) Tribbett, Krissy (24) Schoepfer, Katie (unassisted) Schoepfer, Katie (unassisted) Bouchelle, Zoe (Ryan, Maura) Naeher, Alyssa 4 (90) TONEY, DANIELLE (Schoepfer, Katie) Naeher, Alyssa 6 (90) Gill, Meghan (Schoepfer, Katie) SCHOEPFER, KATIE (Gill, Meghan) Naeher 3 (91) ROSENBLUTH, JESS (Monroig, Megan) Tribbett, Krissy 2 (90) Rago, Alli (unassisted) WATTS, NIKKI (unassisted) Naeher, Alyssa 6 (90) Schoepfer, Katie (Toney, Danielle) Naeher, Alyssa 1 (90) Davis, Jessie (unassisted) Naeher, Alyssa 2 (90) TONEY, DANIELLE (Bouchelle, Zoe) TONEY, DANIELLE (Schoepfer, Katie) Naeher, Alyssa 3 (90) Thomson, Emma (Niness, Carly) Naeher, Alyssa 9 (90) TONEY, DANIELLE (Schoepfer, Katie) Schoepfer, Katie (Niness, Carly)

ATTENDANCE FIGURES Total Penn State Opponents Neutral

Dates 24 10 11 3

Total 18,966 10,964 8,002 2,148

Tribbett, Krissy 5 (105)

Average 790 1,096 726 716

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THE BIG TEN CONFERENCE

THIS IS THE BIG TEN CONFERENCE

e Big Ten Conference is a union of 11 world-class academic institutions who share a common mission of research, graduate, professional and undergraduate teaching and public service. e conference’s 100-plus years of history, strong tradition of competitive inter -collegiate athletic programs, vast and passionate alumni base, and consistent leadership in innovations position the Big Ten and its entire community firmly on the Big Stage. e Big Ten has sustained a comprehensive set of shared practices and policies that enforce the priority of academics and emphasize the values of integrity, fairness and competitiveness in all aspects of its student-athletes’ lives, with the ultimate goal of ensuring that each individual have the opportunity to live a Big Life.

STUDENT-ATHLETE OPPORTUNITIES

• Big Ten universities provide approximately $100 million in direct financial aid to more than 8,500 men and women student-athletes who compete for 25 championships, 12 for men and 13 for women. • Conference institutions sponsor broad-based athletic programs with more than 270 teams. Other than the Ivy League, the Big Ten has the most broad-based athletic programs in the United States.

TOP ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS

• Big Ten universities are members of the nation’s only conference whose constituency is entirely composed of institutions that are members of the AAU, a prestigious association of major academic and research institutions in the United States and Canada. • Big Ten institutions house on their campuses 10 of the nation’s 35 largest academic libraries. Collectively, conference libraries hold more than 70 million book volumes, and institutions work collaboratively to build and share their resources with other Big Ten members.

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years, the Big Ten has maintained on average a 53 percent/47 percent male-to-female participation ratio.

1500 West Higgins Road Park Ridge, IL 60068 (847) 696-1010 COMMISSIONER James E. Delany

COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT Scott Chipman Asst. Commissioner, Communications LaTonya Sadler Assoc. Director of Communications Valerie Todryk Asst. Director of Communications Mike Laninga, Brittany McCall Robert Hammel Communications Interns

LEADERSHIP IN GENDER EQUITY

• Since 1992, the Big Ten has shown a strong commitment to increasing opportunities for women in sports and exposure of women’s athletics by establishing a multi-phased gender equity program. In that time, the Big Ten has created in excess of 2,000 new opportunities for women student-athletes and established 28 new women’s teams, while expanding the number of women’s championships to 13 by adding field hockey, soccer and rowing. • As part of the gender equity action plan, the Big Ten was the first conference to voluntarily adopt male/female participation goals for student-athletes in 1992. e Big Ten initiated a five-year plan for conference members to commit to a 60 percent/40 percent male-to-female student-athlete participation ratio. is was achieved as a conference by 1997 and 2000 was the first year that all institutions individually met this goal. As part of its commitment to gender equity, the Council of Presidents/Chancellors annually monitors this policy. Over the past five

• According to the National Association of Collegiate Women’s Athletics Administrators (NACWAA), the Big Ten is one of only two conferences in the nation in which women account for over 50 percent of the head coaching positions and 60 percent of the assistant coaching ranks in women’s sports.

BUILDING THE FUTURE

• In 1989, the Big Ten created a community outreach program - SCORE (Success Comes Out of Reading Everyday), which partnered the conference with two Chicago elementary schools to improve reading performances. What began with one school, two grade levels and five classrooms has grown in its 20th year to include grades kindergarten through eighth, encompassing all classes and students at Melody School and Louis Armstrong School. • Following the national tragedy on Sept. 11, 2001, the Big Ten, through its intercollegiate athletic department revenues, pledged a $1 million scholarship contribution to assist the families of those affected by the terrorist attacks. e conference’s donation is called the “Big Ten 9-11 Scholarship Fund”, and the $1 million contribution will be drawn from conference reserves which are generated as a result of football and men’s basketball participation in NCAA, bowl and regular-season television opportunities. • e Big Ten has established numerous community programs surrounding the Big Ten Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments, including the Wayne Duke Postgraduate Award Scholarship, the Big Ten Career Fair and the Shoot for the Cure event during the women’s tournament that raised over $10,000 for the Indianapolis Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure in its first year.

1999 • 2002 • 2005 WOMEN’S COLLEGE CUP


PENN STATE’S DOMINANCE IN BIG TEN WOMEN’S SOCCER In 15 years of competition, Penn State’s women’s soccer team has dominated the Big Ten Conference. e Nittany Lions have won the last 11 titles and have added five Big Ten Tournament titles to their résumé as well. e Nittany Lions have never had a losing record in the conference, even posting three perfect seasons and four undefeated campaigns, and have never finished lower than third. Two Penn State women’s soccer players, Christie Welsh and Tiffany Weimer, have received the Suzy Favor Award for being Big Ten Women’s Athlete of the Year. e duo remain the only women’s soccer players to receive the honor. Additionally, Welsh was the M.A.C. Hermann Trophy recipient in 2001.

THE BIG TEN NETWORK

Last year, the Big Ten Network produced four Nittany Lion women’s soccer games. e first was a clash against then-No. 1 Notre Dame at Jeffrey Field and the second was a 3-0 win over Big Ten rival Wisconsin, again at Jeffrey Field. PSU’s thrilling 1-0 victory over Minnesota in the Big Ten semifinals and 2-1 win over Michigan State in the Big Ten Tournament title game wrapped up the BTN slate for women’s soccer, and the team will be featured again in 2009. e BTN wasn’t the only outlet to show Penn State women’s soccer last year as the James Madison game in Harrisonburg, Va. was broadcasted on the Fox Soccer Channel.

2005

2007

2008 ree of the last four Big Ten Championship teams from 2005, 2007, and 2008.

11-TIME BIG TEN CHAMPIONS 1998-2008

e BTN is dedicated to covering the Conference and its 11 member schools. e BTN provides unprecedented access to an extensive schedule of conference sports events and shows; original programs in academics, the arts and sciences; campus activities; and associated personalities. Sports programming includes live coverage of more women's events than ever before, along with news, highlights and analysis complemented by university-produced campus programming.

e network is available to all cable and satellite carriers and television distributors nationwide, with most programs offered in stunning highdefinition television (HDTV). e Big Ten Network is a joint venture between subsidiaries of the Big Ten Conference and Fox Cable Networks. For more information regarding the Big Ten Network, visit www.BigTenNetwork.com. NITTANY LION ATHLETICS www.GoPSUsports.com 35


2008 BIG TEN REVIEW 2008 BIG TEN FINAL STANDINGS

e most successful team in Big Ten women’s soccer history, the Penn State Nittany Lions captured their 11th-consecutive conference regular season title in 2008 and have won five tournament crowns, including last year’s final Big Ten Tournament. e only conference school to appear in the prestigious NCAA College Cup, Penn State has finished third or better in the conference and has participated in the Big Ten Tournament each year since the conference began sponsoring the sport in the fall of 1994. e Nittany Lions have completed four perfect conference seasons, including 2005’s 10-0 record. Penn State also went without a loss in 1999 (9-0-1) and 2000 (10-0-0). Big Ten competition is always fierce. Just making the conference tournament is tough as only eight of the 11 nationally competitive Big Ten squads advance to the postseason tournament.

2008 BIG TEN WOMEN’S SOCCER TOURNAMENT

Iowa City, Iowa; Iowa Soccer Complex Thursday, November 6

#2 Minnesota 3, #7 Northwestern 1

#3 Purdue 2, #6 Ohio State 1 #1 Penn State 2, #8 Iowa 1

#4 Michigan State 0, #5 Illinois 0 (4-3 PKs)

Friday, November 7

#2 Minnesota 1, #3 Purdue 0

#1 Penn State 1, #4 Michigan State 0

Saturday, November 9

#1 Penn State 2, #2 Minnesota 1

BIG TEN ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM

Alexandra Kapicka (ILL), Alyssa Cosnek (IOWA), Kelly Amorrmino (MSU), Clare Grimwood (MIN), Kaitlin Wagner (MIN), Jennifer Baumann (NU), Ashley Bowyer (OSU), Danielle Toney (PSU), Alyssa Naeher (PSU), Jessie Davis (PSU), Liz Secue (PUR) Offensive MVP: Danielle Toney (PSU) Defensive MVP: Alyssa Naeher (PSU) 36 PENN STATE 2009WOMEN’S SOCCER

PENN STATE #%^ Minnesota ^ Purdue Michigan State ^ Illinois ^ Northwestern Ohio State Iowa Indiana Wisconsin Michigan

W 8 8 5 5 5 5 5 3 3 3 1

Conference L 2 2 3 4 5 5 5 6 6 7 6

T 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 3

Pct. .800 .800 .600 .550 .500 .500 .500 .350 .350 .300 .250

Pts. 24 24 17 16 15 15 15 10 10 9 5

Overall L 8 4 7 7 9 9 10 11 10 9 10

W 16 22 12 14 12 10 8 9 8 9 4

T 0 0 3 3 2 1 2 1 1 1 5

Pct. .667 .846 .614 .646 .565 .525 .450 .452 .447 .500 .342

# – Big Ten Regular Season Champion; % – Big Ten Tournament Champion; ^ – NCAA Tournament Participant

PENN STATE IN THE BIG TEN TOURNAMENT

Season/Site 1994 at Wisconsin 1995 at Indiana

Round PSU Opponent Result Score Champion Quarterfinal #2 #7 Michigan T* 1-1 (2OT) Wisconsin Quarterfinal #3 #6 Michigan State W 1-0 Minnesota Semifinal #2 Wisconsin L 0-1 1996 at Ohio State Quarterfinal #2 #7 Indiana L 0-1 Indiana 1997 at Minnesota Quarterfinal #3 #6 Wisconsin W 3-1 Michigan Semifinal #2 Michigan L 1-3 1998 at Penn State Quarterfinal #1 #8 Illinois W 1-0 PENN STATE Semifinal #5 Michigan W 3-1 Final #7 Ohio State W 2-0 1999 at Indiana Quarterfinal #1 #8 Wisconsin W 3-0 Michigan Semifinal #4 Minnesota W 2-1 Final #2 Michigan L 2-4 2000 at Illinois Quarterfinal #1 #8 Minnesota W 1-0 PENN STATE Semifinal #4 Illinois W 2-1 (3OT) Final #3 Michigan W 1-0 (3OT) 2001 at Purdue Quarterfinal #1 #8 Northwestern W 3-0 PENN STATE Semifinal #4 Ohio State W 2-0 Final #3 Illinois W 2-1 (OT) 2002 at Michigan State Quarterfinal #1 #8 Illinois L 3-4 Ohio State 2003 at Wisconsin Quarterfinal #1 #8 Wisconsin T# 0-0 (2OT) Illinois 2004 at Ohio State Quarterfinal #1 #8 Indiana W 2-0 Ohio State Semifinal #4 Illinois W 3-2 Final #2 Ohio State L 0-2 2005 at Michigan Quarterfinal #1 #8 Michigan T@ 3-3 (2OT) Wisconsin 2006 at Penn State Quarterfinal #1 #8 Northwestern W 3-2 PENN STATE Semifinal #5 Michigan W 2-0 Final #2 Illinois W 3-1 2007 at Minnesota Quarterfinal #1 #8 Iowa W 3-1 Purdue Semifinal #5 Ohio State T^ 2-2 (2OT) 2008 at Iowa Quarterfinal #1 #8 Iowa W 2-1 PENN STATE Semifinal #4 Michigan State W 1-0 Final #2 Minnesota W 2-1 Totals 15 Tournaments 32 games 22-6-4 5 Titles * – Michigan advanced on penalty kicks, 3-1; # – Wisconsin advanced on penalty kicks, 4-3; @ – Michigan advanced on penalty kicks, 4-2; ^ – Ohio State advanced on penalty kicks, 5-4

BIG TEN IN THE NCAA TOURNAMENT

Team (Years Participated) PENN STATE (1995-2008) Wisconsin (1994-96, ‘98, ‘00, ‘02, ‘04-05) * Michigan (1997-2004, ‘06) Illinois (2000-01, 2003-08) Minnesota (1995-99, 2008) Purdue (2002-03, ‘05-07) Ohio State (2002-04, ‘07) Michigan State (2002, ‘05, ‘08) Indiana (1996, 98, 07) Northwestern (1996, ‘98)

Years Games 14 42 14 25 9 18 8 18 6 11 5 8 4 8 3 6 3 6 2 4

W 28 11 9 10 5 4 4 3 2 2

L 13 14 9 8 6 4 4 3 3 2

T 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0

Pct. .679 .440 .500 .555 .455 .500 .500 .500 .417 .500

e Big Ten added women’s soccer as a Conference sport during the 1994 season with eight teams participating. Illinois and Iowa began programs in 1997, while Purdue was added to league competition in 1999. *Wisconsin participated in the NCAA Tournament in 1985, ‘88-91, and ‘93 prior to Big Ten sponsorship of the sport.

1999 • 2002 • 2005 WOMEN’S COLLEGE CUP


2008 BIG TEN STATISTICS 2008 BIG TEN FINAL STANDINGS

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

POINTS

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Laura Heyboer (MSU) Lauren Hill (MSU) Katie Schoepfer (PSU) Danielle Toney (PSU) Lindsey Schwartz (MIN)

GOALS

1. Laura Heyboer (MSU)

2. 3. 4. 5.

Lauren Hill (MSU) Katie Schoepfer (PSU) Danielle Toney (PSU) Alyssa Cosnek (IOWA)

Games Points 24 51 23 33 24 28 24 27 26 23 Games Goals 24 21 23 24 24 21

12 11 10 9

ASSISTS Games Assists 1. Lauran Sinacola (MSU) 22 11 2. Morgan Showalter (IOWA) 21 9 Lauren Hill (MSU) 23 9 Laura Heyboer (MSU) 24 9 5. Sam Greene (NU) 20 8 Kellie Phillips (PUR) 22 8 GAME-WINNERS

1. Alyssa Cosnek (IOWA) Lindsey Schwartz (MIN) 3. Lisa Collison (OSU) Lauren Hill (MSU) Danielle Toney (PSU) Tamara Strahota (MIN)

SAVES

1. 2. 3. 4.

Alyssa Naeher (PSU) Jenny Bradfish (PUR) Madison Gates (MICH) Alexandra Kapicka (ILL)

GOALS AGAINST AVG.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Games Saves 21 90 22 88 18 77 23 3.30

Min. GAA Lindsey Dare (MIN) 2378:19 0.45 Alexandra Kapicka (ILL) 2131:02 0.80 Lindsey Wrege (MSU) 1565:40 0.80 Jenny Bradfish (PUR) 1886:48 0.86 Alyssa Naeher (PSU) 1879:27 1.10 (Minimum 1,200 minutes played)

SHUTOUTS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Games GWG 21 6 26 6 20 5 23 5 24 5 26 5

Lindsey Dare (MIN) Alexandra Kapicka (ILL) Alyssa Naeher (PSU) Lindsey Wrege (MSU) Carolyn Edwards (NU)

Games 26 23 21 18 20

ShO 17 9 8.39 7 5

POINTS

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

TEAM LEADERS

Michigan State Minnesota PENN STATE Purdue Wisconsin

GOALS

1. Michigan State

2. 3. 4. 5.

Minnesota PENN STATE Purdue Wisconsin

ASSISTS

1. Michigan State 2. Minnesota 3. PENN STATE Wisconsin 5. Ohio State

SAVES

1. 2. 3. 4.

Iowa Michigan State PENN STATE Michigan Purdue

GOALS AGAINST AVG.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Minnesota Illinois Michigan State Purdue PENN STATE

SHUTOUTS

1. Minnesota 2. PENN STATE 3. Iowa Illinois Michigan State

CORNER KICKS

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

2008 BIG TEN HONORS

Minnesota PENN STATE Illinois Wisconsin Purdue Ohio State

Games Points 24 150 26 128 24 112 22 91 19 90

Offensive POY: ....................Laura Heyboer (MSU) Defensive POY: .......................Kelsey Hood (MIN) Freshman POY: ...........LAURA HEYBOER (MSU) Coach of the Year:........Mikki Denney Wright (MIN)

FIRST TEAM

43 40 32 29

LAURA HEYBOER Katie Schoepfer Loredana Riverso Lauren Sinacola Kelsey Hood Zoe Bouchelle Emily Zurrer Kelly Lawrence Jennie Clark Jessie Davis Alyssa Naeher

Games Saves 21 108 24 104 24 100 19 96 22 96

Lauren Hill Lindsey Schwartz Jenny Dunn Jackie Santacaterina Cara Freeman Jeanette Lorme Meghan Gill Lauren Montenegro Danielle Kot Jenna Aleo Laura Janowitsch Jessica Stellhorn Lindsey Dare

Games Goals 24 48 26 24 22 19

Games Assists 24 54 26 42 24 32 19 32 20 31

Min. 2378:19 2131:02 2219:23 2058:12 2222:41

Games 26 24 21 23 24

GAA 0.45 0.80 0.81 0.87 1.01 ShO 17 11 9 9 9

Games CKicks 26 169 24 113 23 110 19 99 22 97 22 97

F F F M M M D D D D GK

Michigan State Penn State Purdue Michigan State Minnesota Penn State Illinois Indiana Minnesota Penn State Penn State

SECOND TEAM F F F M M M M M D D D D GK

Michigan State Minnesota Northwestern Illinois Michigan State Northwestern Penn State Purdue Illinois Iowa Northwestern Purdue Minnesota

ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM LAURA HEYBOER Tamara Strahota Paige Maxwell Laurie Nosbusch Morgan Showalter Natalie Horner Lauren Montenegro Erin Jacobsen Kerri Krawczak Katelin Chaklos Nicole Duller Emma omson Emily Moran

F F F F M M M M D D D D GK

Michigan State Minnesota Ohio State Wisconsin Iowa Michigan Purdue Wisconsin Indiana Michigan State Northwestern Penn State Iowa

SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD HONORS Krystin Miller Kirsta Kellin Kelsey Shaw Kristen omas Kristi Timar Lindsey Dare Amanda Hoffman Lauren Beachy Zoe Bouchelle Alexis Tryba Darcy Riley

Illinois Indiana Iowa Michigan Michigan State Minnesota Northwestern Ohio State Penn State Purdue Wisconsin

Note: CAPS denotes unanimous selection

11-TIME BIG TEN CHAMPIONS 1998-2008

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NITTANY LIONS ON NATIONAL TEAMS

Above: Christine Nairn (11) and Alyssa Naeher (1) celebrate their ‘08 FIFA U-21 World Cup win. Below: Erica Walsh with the gold-medal women’s soccer team at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

UNITED STATES TEAMS Senior National Team Senior National Team U-21 National Team U-21 National Team U-21 National Team U-21 National Team U-19 National Team U-21 National Team U-20 National Team Senior National Team Senior National Team U-21 National Team U-21 National Team Senior National Team Senior National Team Senior National Team Senior National Team

AMANDA BROWN Training Camp

KELLY CONVEY Training Camp

HEIDI DRUMMOND Training Camp

SHEREE GRAY Member Nordic Cup in Finland England Tour Member Nordic Cup in Finland MELISSA HAYES Team Training Camp

2003, 2004 2000 2002, 2003 2006 2006 February 2006 2003, 2004 2003 April 2008

ALI KRIEGER Alternate for Olympics August 2008 Four Nations Tournament in China January 2008 Nordic Cup in Finland July 2007 Training Camp 2005, 2007

JOANNA LOHMAN Training Camp 2008 World Cup Send-Off Series June 2007 Four Nations Tournament in China January 2007 Queen Peace Cup in South Korea November 2006

38 PENN STATE 2009WOMEN’S SOCCER

In the short time that the Nittany Lion women’s soccer program has been in existence it has proved to be a force within the NCAA soccer scene but many of its products have also been key contributors on the international scene with both the U.S. and Canadian National Teams. Twenty Nittany Lions have donned their National colors in hopes of bringing their country International success. Head coach Erica Walsh was an assistant on the U.S. Women’s National Team that won gold for the U.S. at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Two-time All-American Erin McLeod was the starting goalkeeper for the Canadian National Team at those Games. Current Nittany Lions Melissa Hayes, Alyssa Naeher, Christine Nairn and Katie Schoepfer have all worn the red, white and blue this past year with Naeher leading the U.S. squad to the FIFA Under-20 World Cup championship last fall. Lexi Marton and Rachel Lamarre have been members of various Canadian National Teams. Ali Krieger, a 2007 graduate, was an alternate on the U.S. Olympic squad and hopes to move her way onto the full squad in the coming years. Junior Katie Schoepfer scored a pair of goals in an U23 U.S. contest versus FC Indiana in June after a three-game tour of Northern Ireland. She completed the summer with the U-23’s competing in London. Former standouts Joanna Lohman, Christie Welsh and Tiffany Weimer were all brought into U.S. National team training camps for a shot at the Olympics in 2008.

Senior National Team U-21 National Team Senior National Team U-21 National Team U-18 National Team U-20 National Team U-20 National Team U-20 National Team U-20 National Team U-20 National Team Senior National Team U-20 National Team U-20 National Team U-20 National Team U-20 National Team U-20 National Team U-21 National Team U-23 National Team U-23 National Team U-23 National Team U-20 National Team

Training Camp 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 Nordic Cup in Finland 2002, 2003 Algarve Cup in Portugal March 2001 Training Camp 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005 Bulgaria Tour April 2000 ALYSSA NAEHER FIFA U-20 World Cup CONCACAF Championship Cyprus Women’s Cup Pan Am Games Training Camp

CHRISTINE NAIRN Canada Friendly FIFA World Cup CONCACAF Championship Cyprus Women’s Cup Pan Am Games Training Camp DENAY RILEY England Tour

KATIE SCHOEPFER England Friendly Northern Ireland Tour England Friendly Training Camp

November 2008 June 2008 March 2008 July 2007 2007 May 2009 November 2008 June 2008 March 2008 July 2007 2007 February 2006 July 2009 May 2009 March 2008 2000, 2006, 2007

1999 • 2002 • 2005 WOMEN’S COLLEGE CUP


NITTANY LIONS ON NATIONAL TEAMS U-21 National Team U-21 National Team Senior National Team U-21 National Team U-21 National Team U-21 National Team Senior National Team Senior National Team U-21 National Team Senior National Team Senior National Team U-21 National Team U-21 National Team Senior National Team Senior National Team

Senior National Team Senior National Team U-21 National Team Senior National Team U-21 National Team U-21 National Team U-21 National Team

EMILY OLEKSIUK Nordic Cup in Norway Mexican Tour Champions Algarve Cup in Portugal Training Camp France Tour Training Camp

July 2001 May 2001 March 2001 2000 May 2000 2000

CHRISTIE WELSH Training Camp 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 World Cup Send-Off Series June 2007 Nordic Cup in Finland July 2002 Canada Friendly June 2005 Finland Friendly April 2002 Nordic Cup in Norway July 2001 Mexican Tour Champions May 2001 Algarve Cup in Portugal March 2001 and 2005 Australia Cup, Pacific Cup, 2000 Nike U.S. Cup Winners, Germany & Portugal Tours Training Camp 2000 Olympic Team Alternate 2000 Training Camp 2000 TIFFANY WEIMER Training Camp Nordic Cup in Finland Training Camp England Tour

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CANADIAN TEAMS U-20 National Team U-20 National Team U-20 National Team Senior National Team Senior National Team Senior National Team Senior National Team Senior National Team Senior National Team Senior National Team Senior National Team Senior National Team Senior National Team U-19 National Team Senior National Team Senior National Team U-19 National Team U-19 National Team

HOLLY LINCOLN Pan-American Games

LEXI MARTON FIFA U-20 World Cup CONCACAF Championship Training Camp

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ERIN MCLEOD U.S. Friendly May 2009 Member 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 Beijing Olympics August 2008 Peace Queen Cup June 2008 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying April 2008 FIFA World Cup September 2007 Queen Peace Cup in South Korea November 2006 FIFA World Cup Fall 2003 Algarve Cup in Portugal May 2003 FIFA U-19 World Cup August 2002

CARMELINA MOSCATO FIFA World Cup Algarve Cup in Portugal Member FIFA U-19 World Cup

Senior National Team

GILLIAN SAMUEL Training Camp

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Clockwise (Top Left): Alyssa Naeher won the Golden Glove at the 2008 U-20 World Cup; Christie Welsh at Portugal (2000); Erin McLeod in net for Canada (2005); Tiffany Weimer at the Nordic Cup; Ali Krieger at the Four Nations Cup (2008); Christine Nairn at the 2008 U-20 World Cup. (All U.S. Soccer Photos supplied by U.S. Socer; McLeod photo courtesy of Canada Soccer).

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NITTANY LIONS IN THE PROS NITTANY LIONS IN... WOMEN’S PROFESSIONAL SOCER (WPS)

Seven Lions Drafted or Signed by WPS Clubs During Inagural Campaign After the sudden demise of the Women’s United Soccer Association (WUSA), there were serious doubts about its revival in 2003. Nevertheless, business owners and soccer fans alike willed the league to begin anew, and so launched Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) in the spring of 2009. In the inaugural year, no less than seven Lions have participated in the WPS in some form or another. Original draftees included Christie Welsh and Sheree Gray to the Saint Louis Athletica, while Tiffany Weimer was sent out west to play with FC Gold Pride in San Jose, Calif. A trio of PSU stars are key members of the Washington Freedom. Erin McLeod, the WPS Player of the Week in mid-June, is the starting goalkeeper for the club while Ali Krieger returned stateside to join the club in early June, starting in defense. Joanna Lohman is also a member of the Freedom. Bonnie Young was drafted to the Chicago Red Stars. In all, seven teams comprise the WPS landscape including some holdover teams from the WUSA. e Freedom and Boston Breakers are two of those clubs, while the Atlanta Beat will join the league in 2010. New clubs such as the Chicago Red Stars, FC Gold Pride, Los Angeles Sol, Saint Louis Athletica and the Sky Blue FC of New Jersey are looking to tap into markets to rekindle the early magic of the WUSA and sustain the league throughout the years. Many of the teams have links to current Major League Soccer (MLS) clubs, whether it is sharing a stadium or marketing strategies. Washington plays in RFK Stadium with D.C. United, arguably the most successful MLS team. Chicago shares Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Ill. with the Chicago Fire, while Los Angeles plays in Carson, Calif., home of the L.A. Galaxy and Chivas U.S.A. Joining Atlanta as an expansion team in 2010 will be the Philadelphia Independance, who are going to be run in conjunction with the MLS’s newest franchise, the Philadelphia Union in the state-of-the-art Chester Stadium, set to open in 2010 on the banks of the Delaware River.

Erin McLeod of the Washington Freedom and Tiffany Wiemer of FC Gold Pride compete in WPS. (Photos courtesy of Tony Quinn and FC Gold Pride/ISI Photos)

FORMER LIONS IN WPS

Sheree Gray Ali Krieger Joanna Lohman Erin McLeod Tiffany Weimer Christie Welsh Bonnie Young

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Saint Louis Athletica Washington Freedom Washington Freedom Washington Freedom FC Gold Pride Saint Louis Athletica Chicago Red Stars

NITTANY LIONS IN THE... WOMEN’S UNITED SOCCER ASSOCIATION (WUSA) In February of 2000, major U.S. media companies and individual investors joined forces with 20 of the nation’s leading female soccer stars to form the Women’s United Soccer Association (WUSA), the premier top women’s international professional soccer league. In April 2001, the WUSA kicked off its inaugural season with eight teams: Atlanta Beat, Bay Area CyberRays, Boston Breakers, New York Power, Carolina Courage, Philadelphia Charge, San Diego Spirit, and Washington Freedom. ree Penn Staters also participated in the League’s first season as well as former Nittany Lion head coach Patrick Farmer, who left his post with the school to become the head coach of the New York Power. Former assistant coach Zac Shaw was an assistant coach for the Carolina Courage when the Christie Welsh was the second overall league started before he joined Farmer in New York prior to the start of the 2002 campaign. Current Assispick in the 2003 WUSA draft. Welsh tant Coach Ann Cook was the 25th overall pick in the inaugural draft, she was part of the Bay Area CyberRays’ was selected by the New York Power. championship run that year. Four-time regional All-American Rachel Hoffman was drafted in the supplemental draft by New York. Selected in the third round (12th pick), she served as a reserve player for the Power. In 2002, All-American goalkeeper Emily Oleksiuk and regional All-American Bonnie Young were drafted in 2002. Young was selected in the second round (14th overall pick) by her one-time head coach Patrick Farmer. Ending her collegiate career as the NCAA’s leader in goalkeeper minutes played, Oleksiuk was the first pick in the third round and the 17th pick overall. In February 2003, Christie Welsh became the fifth Lion in school history to be drafted in the WUSA when the New York Power selected the Long Island native with the second overall pick. e WUSA suspended operations in 2003, but league “Festivals” were held during the summer of 2004 and the league relaunched as Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) in 2009. 40 PENN STATE 2009WOMEN’S SOCCER

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OS LEÕES DE NITTANY EM BRASIL

BRAZIL 2009

In May 2009, the Nittany Lions took a 12-day voyage to Brazil participating in exhibition games and experiening Brazilian culture. Penn State played in three full-field games in addition to taking part in futsal and beach soccer tournaments. All told, all but four Lions, including recent graduates and incoming freshman alike, made the trip to South America. e NCAA allows teams to go on one international trip every four years, which allows each student-athlete an opportunity to take a trip during her collegiate career. Photos included were taken by Zoe Bouchelle, Kaleen Adami as well as the coaching staff.

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TEAM HISTORY On August 5, 1993, then-athletic director Jim Tarman officially announced that women’s soccer would become Penn State’s 14th women’s varsity sport and 29th varsity athletic team overall. Not since 1977, when Penn State granted women’s volleyball varsity status, had another sport been added to the Nittany Lions’ elite athletic program. In its short 15-year history, the Nittany Lion women’s soccer program has grown by leaps and bounds. Here’s a look at its history, so far... 1977 • January: A group of female athletes organized the International Soccer Club – Women’s Division on campus. 1979 • January: e University formally recognized women’s soccer as an independent club sport. 1993 • November: In its final club season, Penn State compiled a 7-5-1 record. Seven team members made the varsity roster in 1994. 1994 • January 7: Patrick Farmer was hired as the first head coach of Penn State women’s soccer after a very successful career at Ithaca College. • September 3: e Nittany Lions took the field for the first time, losing at James Madison, 4-1. Freshman Rachel Hoffman recorded the team’s first-ever goal. • September 11: Penn State claimed its first women’s soccer victory with a 4-1 win at Towson State. • September 18: With a 2-1 win over Indiana, PSU won its first home game at Jeffrey Field while recording its first Big Ten win. • October 7: Unranked Penn State registered its first upset of a nationally-ranked foe, knocking off No. 8 Wisconsin, 3-0, in Madison, Wis. • November 4: Following their inaugural season, the sec-

ond-seeded Nittany Lions participated in their first-ever London Select Team, 3-2, before 40,000 fans. Junior Carole Dutchka became only the second American and Big Ten Tournament. first-ever American woman to score a goal in Wembley. 1995 • November 16: Senior Rachel Hoffman concluded her • October 10: Penn State jumped into the national spot- PSU career as the Lions’ most decorated player. e fourlight, receiving its first national ranking. e Lions time All-Big Ten and NSCAA All-Region selection ended debuted at No. 17 in Soccer America’s poll and No. 22 in her four-year stint as the Big Ten’s all-time scoring leader. the NSCAA coaches’ poll. She also set every PSU career scoring mark. • November 3: After finishing the regular season third in 1998 Big Ten play, the Lions won their first Big Ten Tourna• September 4: Freshman Bonnie Young recorded the ment game with a 1-0 sweep of Michigan State. • November 11: e Nittany Lions competed in their Lions’ first-ever hat trick in a 3-0 upset of No. 18 Maryfirst NCAA Tournament, losing to James Madison, 2-1, land. Sophomore Jeannine Verdrager assisted on each goal. in first round action at Jeffrey Field. • October 5: Penn State received its then-highest national 1996 ranking at No. 6, a spot it held onto for two weeks. • November 12: Moving up the national poll, the Nit- • October 18: With a 4-2 win at No. 20 Wisconsin, Penn tany Lions finished the season with their then-highest State clinched its first-ever Big Ten Championship with a national ranking to date at No. 9 by the coaches. 7-1-1 record. • November 17: On the road, Penn State claimed its first • November 8: e Nittany Lions claimed their first-ever NCAA Tournament victory with a 2-0 shutout at No. 19 Big Ten Tournament title with a 2-0 shutout of Ohio George Mason. State. e game was also televised by Fox Sports Chicago, marking the first-ever broadcast of a women’s soccer match from Jeffrey Field. • November 29: e Nittany Lions advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals, losing to eventual national champion Florida, 3-1, in Gainesville. • December 8: Junior Kelly Convey became the first Nittany Lion named NSCAA Division I First Team All-America.

e 1997 senior class is the first-ever four-year graduating class in Penn State’s varsity women’s soccer history.

1997 • August 3: Making international history, Penn State became the first American women’s team to play in England’s Wembley Stadium. e Nittany Lions lost to the

1999 • September 5: After just one hat trick in five years of Penn State history, freshman Christie Welsh notched four goals in the 4-2 win over James Madison. e All-American finished her initial campaign with three hat tricks while rewriting every game and season scoring record. • September 12: Before a pesky crowd of 4,213, thenNo. 5 Penn State recorded the biggest upset in school history with its 3-2 knock off of No. 1 North Carolina in

PENN STATE PLAYS IN LONDON’S HISTORIC WEMBLEY STADIUM – AUGUST 1997

Penn State women’s soccer etched its name into the Wembley Stadium record book during its 1997 Summer European Tour. On August 3, 1997, before a near-sellout crowd, Penn State played an exhibition match with the London Select Team prior to the annual FACommunity Shield Match, which pitted the men’s regular-season league champion (Manchester United) against the league cup winner (Chelsea FC). e Nittany Lions became the first American women’s team to play in England’s Wembley Stadium. Carole Dutchka also became only the second American and first-ever American woman to score a goal in Wembley when she tied the score 1-1 late in the first half. Trailing 2-1 midway through the second half, Shari Pickett knocked in a goal to tie the score. But with 8:00 left to play, England scored the final goal to post the 3-2 win in front of 40,000 fans. “Our entire team was excited about (the tour) and about the chance to play in one of the great historical stadiums worldwide,” said then-Penn State 42 PENN STATE 2009WOMEN’S SOCCER

head coach Patrick Farmer. “We saw some different styles of play, and we experienced soccer as more than just a sport. In Europe, the game is a phenomena, it’s a part of the culture. e trip was a great opportunity for our players.” At halftime of the FA Community Shield Match, the Nittany Lions challenged the London Select Team in a penalty kick shootout. Proceeds from the event went to the Charity Shield, England’s equivalent of the U.S. United Way. But Wembley wasn’t Penn State’s only stop. On August 5, the Nittany Lions captured a 4-2 win from Millwall Football Club, the top-ranked club team in the Premier Division, on live national television. Dutchka notched a goal to send the game into halftime knotted 1-1. After falling behind early in the second stanza, PSU reeled off three unanswered goals from Rachel Hoffman, Kelly Convey and Dutchka for the win. PSU also traveled to Belgium for a match with the Dutch Select Team and to Germany for the S.V. Hemmerdon Frauenfussball Tournament. 1999 • 2002 • 2005 WOMEN’S COLLEGE CUP


TEAM HISTORY PENN STATE LEGEND CHRISTIE WELSH: 2001 NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR e most decorated player in Penn State women’s soccer history, in 2001, Christie Welsh swept collegiate soccer’s national player of the year awards as a junior, winning the Hermann Trophy and the National Soccer Coaches Association of America/Missouri Athletic Club Player of the Year. On December 4, 2001, Welsh became the first-ever Big Ten Conference and Nittany Lion women’s soccer player to win the prestigious Hermann Trophy. e 14th female soccer player to be honored with the award, Robert R. Hermann himself presented the Trophy to Welsh in a ceremony at the Bryce Jordan Center. Welsh is the second Penn Stater to ever garner the award. Jim Stamatis won the award in 1979 playing under Hall of Fame coach Walter Bahr. Two days later, the Missouri Athletic Club announced that Welsh was voted 2001 NSCAA Collegiate Player of the Year on December 6. e only Nittany Lion to ever win the award, she became the first soccer player in the Big Ten Conference to garner the honor. e Hermann Trophy is the oldest and most prestigious award in collegiate soccer. e equivalent to college football’s Heisman Trophy, the Hermann Trophy was first awarded to male soccer players in 1967 and is presented every year to the most outstanding collegiate soccer player in the nation. e winners are determined through a nationwide balloting of soccer coaches and sportswriters. In 1988 the Trophy was expanded to include both a male and female recipient. e official NCAA Division I player of the year award of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, the Missouri Athletic Club Collegiate Player of the Year was decided in 2001 by a voting of all Division I soccer Chapel Hill, N.C. Named the team’s Most Valuable Player for the UNC tournament, Emily Oleksiuk saved a penalty kick to preserve the win. • October 8: In the 3-2 overtime win at Iowa, goalkeeper Emily Oleksiuk made school history as the first keeper to record a scoring statistic, assisting All-American Kelly Convey’s goal. • October 24: Sophomore goalkeeper Emily Oleksiuk became the Lions’ all-time winningest keeper with her 34th victory after 42 games in the 3-2 win at George Mason. • November 4: e back-to-back Big Ten Champion Nittany Lions swept the league’s annual honors as Christie Welsh earned Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year accolades. • November 21: With its 5-0 blasting of No. 19 Southern Methodist in the NCAA third round, the Nittany Lions claimed the 100th victory in the program’s history and the 50th win at home on Jeffrey Field. • November 27: Following its 2-0 shutout of Hartford in the NCAA quarterfinals, Penn State became the first Big Ten school to advance to the NCAA Women’s College Cup since the Conference began sponsorship in 1994. • December 3: Making their national television debut on ESPN2, the No. 6 seeded Nittany Lions lost 2-0 to No. 2 seed North Carolina in the Women’s College Cup.

e 1999 team reached the Women’s College Cup.

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coaches. Presented to the top male and female soccer player in the nation, the recipients receive the traditional crystal ball trophy at the NSCAA All-America dinner in St. Louis, Mo. e M.A.C. Player of the Year was first presented in 1986 to the top male collegiate player. In 1991, the award was expanded to include a female winner. Past female winners of the Hermann Trophy and NSCAA/M.A.C. Player of the Year award include United States Women’s World Cup Champions Michelle Akers, Kristine Lilly, Tisha Venturini, Shannon MacMillan and two-time winners Mia Hamm and Cindy Parlow. Welsh won the M.A.C. Player of the Year award by a large margin, picking up 152 points. Florida’s Abby Wambach finished second in the voting with 119, followed by North Carolina’s Jena Kleugel (106), Santa Clara’s Aly Wagner (103), and UNC’s Danielle Borgman (90). In 2001, Welsh was the only player in the nation to rank among the top 10 in points per game (third, 2.62), goals per game (fourth, 0.96) and assists per game (eighth, 0.69). at season, she not only helped the Lions to their fourth-straight Big Ten regular season crown and third conference tournament title in four years, she broke the Big Ten career records for points, goals, assists and game-winning goals. She also broke her own single-season Big Ten records for points (68) and tied the assists mark (18) en route to her third-straight conference Player of the Year honor. Welsh is the last player to receive both awards. Prior to the 2002 season, the Hermann Trophy and NSCAA/M.A.C. Player of the Year award were combined to form the M.A.C. Hermann Trophy and is voted on by members of the NSCAA.

2000 • January, 2000: Head coach Patrick Farmer earned NSCAA National Coach of the Year honors at the coaches’ annual convention. Forward Christie Welsh was named Soccer Buzz magazine’s National Freshman of the Year. • October 22: With her last save in the 1-0 win over No. 19 Harvard, junior All-American keeper Emily Oleksiuk became PSU’s career leader in saves. By the end of the season, she ranked first in every PSU career goalkeeper category. • October 27: With its 1-0 shutout at Michigan State, Penn State recorded its first perfect slate of 10-0-0 in Big Ten play en route to its third consecutive Big Ten championship. e Nittany Lions became the first team in league history to win three crowns. • November 2: Sophomore Christie Welsh earned Big Ten Player of the Year accolades for the second time, becoming just the second player in conference history to achieve the feat. For the third consecutive season, a Nittany Lion walked away with Big Ten Freshman of the Year honors– Joanna Lohman. • November 17: With a 4-0 blanking of Dartmouth, Penn State set the school record with 17 shutouts in the season. e victory marked a then-school record for consecutive home wins with 19 and improved the home unbeaten streak to a record 20 games. • November 25: For the third straight year, Penn State advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals, hosting Portland in the season finale. • December 4: After seven years as the Lions’ mentor, head coach Patrick Farmer resigned to become the head coach of the newly formed WUSA’s New York Power. • December 11: For the second straight year, keeper Emily Oleksiuk and forward Christie Welsh earned

NSCAA First Team All-America accolades. • December 18: With the program since its inception, assistant coach Paula Wilkins was promoted to head coach. She became just the second head coach in Penn State women’s soccer history. 2001 • October 7: Christie Welsh sets game and career records in the 6-2 thrashing of Michigan. Tying the school record with four goals in the game, her 12 shots and 10 points are a school record. During this game, Welsh tied the Penn State and Big Ten career record with 58 goals. • October 12: With a goal in the 3-1 win at Iowa, Welsh became the outright Big Ten and Penn State career leader for goals and points. • October 21: With a 1-0 decision over Northwestern, the Nittany Lions capture an unprecedented fourth consecutive Big Ten regular-season title. • October 26: e Lions end a 29-game unbeaten streak in the Big Ten when Ohio State hands the Lions a 2-1 loss in Columbus, Ohio. Penn State had not suffered a conference loss since Sept. 19, 1999. All-America goalkeeper Emily Oleksiuk also records 8,128 career minutes in goal, breaking the All-Time NCAA record. • November 8: Christie Welsh is named Big Ten Player of the Year, becoming the first women’s soccer player to earn the award three times. Five other Lions also earn All-Big Ten accolades, while first-year head coach Paula Wilkins is voted co-Big Ten Coach of the Year. • November 9: Christie Welsh’s two assists in the 2-0 win over Ohio State not only ensure the Lions a spot in the Big Ten Tournament title game, but also gives her the Big Ten and Penn State career assists record. Welsh owns every conference and school career scoring record. • November 11: Penn State pulls out a 2-1 overtime vic-

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TEAM HISTORY tory over Illinois in West Lafayette, Ind., to claim its third Big Ten Tournament title in four years. • November 24: Penn State upsets No. 8-seed Connecticut in Storrs, Conn., 2-0, in the NCAA Tournament to advance to the quarterfinals for the fourth-straight year. Leigh Hamilton’s gamewinner in the 87th minute lifted the Lions. • December 4: Welsh becomes the first player in Big Ten women’s soccer history and only second Nittany Lion to ever win the prestigious Hermann Trophy. Jim Stamatis was the first Nittany Lion to win the Trophy in 1979. • December 6: Two days after winning the Hermann Trophy, the NSCAA announces Christie Welsh as the 2001 M.A.C. Player of the Year, the NSCAA’s official Division I Player of the Year award. Emily Oleksiuk earns First Team All-America honors for the third time while Joanna Lohman is a first-time honoree.

Academic All-Americans. Lohman is named to the first team for the second-straight year and Welsh is given second-team honors. • December 6: Unseeded Penn State makes its second NCAA College Cup appearance in front of a live television audience on ESPN2. e No. 12 Nittany Lions fall to eventual national champion, No. 9 Portland, 2-0. At the conclusion of the championship, Joanna Lohman was

2002 • February 7: Joanna Lohman and Emily Oleksiuk become the ���rst players in Penn State women’s soccer history to be named first team CoSIDA Verizon Academic All-America. • February 11: Emily Oleksiuk and Bonnie Young become the second and third players in school history to be drafted in the WUSA draft. Young is selected by the New York Power while Oleksiuk is picked by the Carolina Courage. • June 25: e Big Ten Conference announces Christie Welsh is the 2001-02 Suzy Favor Big Ten Athlete of the Year. She is the first soccer player in the conference to garner the award. • September 1: With her first assist of the season in the win over Pittsburgh, Christie Welsh became the 29th player in NCAA history to record 40 goals and 40 assists. • September 8: Penn State records its biggest upset since topping No. 1 North Carolina in 1999, defeating secondranked UCLA, 1-0, in double overtime in Los Angeles, Calif. • September 13: Welsh claims the last Big Ten career record that did not have her name on it. At Boston College, she broke the conference’s career mark for shots. She leaves Penn State owning every conference offensive record with 413 shots, 83 goals, 53 assists, 27 game-winning goals and 216 points. • October 11: In the 4-0 blowout of Illinois, Welsh becomes just the 14th player in NCAA history and only Big Ten player to reach the 200-point plateau, eventually finishing with 216. • October 25: With a 4-2 win over Ohio State, the Nittany Lions secure their fifth-straight Big Ten regular season title. • November 25: Joanna Lohman and Christie Welsh are the 99th and 100th Nittany Lions in Penn State history to be selected CoSIDA Verizon

Penn State made its second College Cup appearance in 2002.

All-American Emily Oleksiuk ended her collegiate career as the NCAA leader in career minutes played.

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named to the College Cup All-Tournament team. • December 16: e NSCAA award the Nittany Lions a No. 4 final ranking tying their highest final ranking in the history of the program. Christie Welsh becomes the first women’s soccer player to earn All-America honors four times as she was named to the second team. Joanna Lohman is selected first team for the second time. 2003 • February 2: e New York Power selects Christie Welsh with the second overall pick of the WUSA Draft. She is the fourth Nittany Lion to be drafted into the WUSA and the highest draft choice of any Lion. • October 25: Capturing a 5-0 win on senior day vs. Wisconsin, Penn State wins its sixth-straight Big Ten regular season title. • November 5: Penn State sweeps the Big Ten awards for the first time ever, with Paula Wilkins earning Coach of the Year, Joanna Lohman snatching Player of the Year and Ali Krieger garnering Freshman of the Year. All told, six Lions earn all-conference honors. • November 10: Penn State earns it’s highest seed to date in the NCAA Tournament, the No. 5 seed, eventually making it as far as the quarterfinal round for the sixthstraight year. • December 8: Penn State receives a final national ranking of sixth in the NSCAA poll. e 2003 season was the sixth-straight year the Lions were ranked in the top 10 in the final poll. • December 15: Senior Joanna Lohman and sophomore Tiffany Weimer both garner NSCAA All-America honors. Lohman, Penn State’s third three-time First Team All-American, is also named a Soccer America MVP. Weimer’s All-America nod is the first of her career after leading the Nittany Lions in scoring and netting a goal in all but one Big Ten game during the 2003 season. • December 23: Joanna Lohman is honored by the NSCAA as the Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Lohman’s honor marks the first time a male or female player wins the award in back-to-back years. Lohman was also named the first three-time CoSIDA Academic AllAmerican and would go on to receive one of the NCAA’s coveted postgraduate scholarships.

2004 • January 9: Joanna Lohman’s runner-up finish for the M.A.C. Hermann trophy marks the fourth Penn State player in four years to be named either the player of the year or the runner-up. • June: Christie Welsh continues her illustrious career, earning a contract with the U.S. National Team and training with the team for a time for the right to go to Athens for the Summer Olympics. • October 17: With a 2-0 win over Minnesota, Penn State clinches its unprecedented seventh straight Big Ten regular season title. • October 29: Penn State completes its best regular season to date with a 16-1-1 record. e Lions’ loss at Washington to start the season was the only loss of the regular-season slate for PSU. • November 3: Penn State claims numerous conference honors, including head coach Paula Wilkins’ second straight Coach of the Year nod. Tiffany Weimer collects Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year honors, while fellow junior Natalie Jacobs earns Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year accolades. Both are First Team All-Big Ten choices, as are junior goalkeeper Erin McLeod and sophomore midfielder Ali Krieger. • November 5: With its 3-2 Big Ten Tournament semifinal win over Illinois, Penn State records the program’s 200th win. • November 14: Penn State earns the No. 2 seed overall, the Nittany Lions’ highest NCAA Tournament seed ever in the program’s 11-year history. e Lions are upset 1-0 by Maryland in the second round, 1-0, ending a 39-game home win streak— the longest in the program’s history. • December 7: Penn State receives a final national ranking of ninth in the NSCAA coaches pollmarking the seventh-straight year the Lions are ranked in the top 10 in the final poll. • December 10: ree Lions are honored as All-Americans, the most since 2001. Tiffany Weimer and Natalie Jacobs both receive First Team NSCAA nods, while Erin McLeod is named to the ird Team. Weimer also garners SoccerBuzz’s Mid-Atlantic Player of the Year after scoring a nation-best 26 goals. 2005 • January 7: Junior Tiffany Weimer finishes second in the M.A.C. Hermann Trophy balloting, marking the fifth time in five years that a PSU player has been named either Player of the Year or runner-up for the prestigious award. • June: Ali Krieger, Tiffany Weimer and Lion alum Joanna Lohman receive invites to U.S. U-21 Training Camp. Christie Welsh also enjoys success as a starter on the U.S. National Team. • October 11: After starting the season 14-0, Penn State receives the program's first No. 1 ranking from the NSCAA and remains there for three weeks before tying Michigan at the Big Ten Tournament. • October 23: With a 3-0 victory over Michigan State, Penn State secures its eighth-straight Big Ten title. e Nittany Lions post their fourth undefeated conference campaign overall and second in two years, finishing 10-0. 1999 • 2002 • 2005 WOMEN’S COLLEGE CUP


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Penn State and Portland line up during the National Anthem at the 2005 Women’s College Cup in College Station, Texas.

• October 23: After being in a back-and-forth battle to own the NCAA record for consecutive goals scored in games, senior Tiffany Weimer and Portland’s Christine Sinclair tie with 17-game stretches. Weimer’s streak starts on Aug. 26 vs. Washington and ends on Oct. 23 vs. Michigan State with her game-winner. • October 23: Weimer becomes the Big Ten’s all-time leading goal scorer, breaking Christie Welsh’s record with her 83rd career goal against Michigan. Weimer ends her career with 91 goals. All told, Weimer breaks five of Welsh’s conference records her senior year. • November 1: Penn State receives one of four No. 1 seeds in the 2005 NCAA Tournament, its highest seed ever. ESPNews speaks with Lion head coach Paula Wilkins via phone for her perspective during the selection show. • November 19: Wilkins guides Penn State to a 4-1 victory over No. 4 seed Texas A&M at Jeffrey Field, marking her 100th career win in under five years. • November 25: PSU advances to the third College Cup in program history with its 2-1 win in the NCAA quarterfinals against No. 2 seed Santa Clara. e Lions meet No. 1 seed Portland in the national semifinals in College Station, Texas. Weimer scores her 32nd and final goal of the season in Penn State’s win, which becomes the Big Ten record for goals in a season. • December 2: e Lions tie Portland, 0-0, in the College Cup semifinals, but fail to advance after losing on penalty kicks, 4-3. PSU finishes with a 23-0-2 record, marking the first undefeated season in program history. 2006 • January 6: Tiffany Weimer finishes as the runner-up for the M.A.C. Hermann Trophy for the second straight year, marking the sixth consecutive year that a Nittany Lion has either finished first or second for the award. • January 20: Paula Wilkins becomes Penn State’s second head coach to receive National Coach of the Year honors from the NSCAA. • June 26: Tiffany Weimer is named the Big Ten’s Female Athlete of the Year, marking the second Lion to earn the Suzy Favor Award. • August 25: In front of a Jeffrey Field women’s soccer record crowd of 3,208 rowdy fans, No. 3 Penn State knocks-off No. 2 UCLA, 3-1. e upset victory was the Nittany Lions’ 15th in program history. • October 22: With a 2-1 win over Northwestern, PSU grabs its ninth consecutive Big Ten Title. e streak is tied 11-TIME BIG TEN CHAMPIONS 1998-2008

for second longest ever among women’s conference teams. e win also marked Penn State’s 100th in conference play. • November 2: Six Nittany Lions earn AllBig Ten honors, including Co-Defensive Player of the Year Ali Krieger. Senior Krieger, junior Aubrey Aden-Buie, and sophomores Sheree Gray and Allie Long all garner First Team honors, while junior defender Denay Riley and freshman goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher are named to the Second Team. • November 5: On its home field, Penn State captures its fourth Big Ten Tournament title with a 3-1 victory over Illinois in a final broadcast on CSTV. Aden-Buie was named Offensive MVP, while Krieger garnered Defensive MVP accolades. • November 6: e Big Ten champion Nittany Lions earn a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament, the 12th straight for Penn State. • November 24: After racking up three NCAA wins, Penn State falls to eventual national runner-up Notre Dame in South Bend. e quarterfinal appearance is the eighth overall for PSU. • December 5: Ali Krieger and Sheree Gray are named NSCAA All-Americas. Krieger’s First Team honor was the second consecutive, while Gray became Penn State’s ninth All-American in program history.

• November 12: Penn State earns one of four No. 1 seeds in the NCAA Tournament, which signals its 13th consecutive NCAA appearance. • November 24: After a 4-0 victory over Monmouth and a 2-1 thrilling overtime win versus Hofstra, Penn State lost a 1-0 battle to visiting West Virginia to end its NCAA tournament run in the third round. • December 11: Aubrey Aden-Buie and Zoe Bouchelle received Academic All-America honors from ESPN the Magazine, pushing the Nittany Lions' number of honorees to seven in the program's 14 years. • December 17: Alyssa Naeher and Katie Schoepfer are named NSCAA All-Americans. eir selection pushes the number of Penn State individual All-America honorees to 11 all-time in 14 years. e number of all-time honors earned by the group stands at 22 overall. 2008 • April 14: Erica Walsh becomes an assistant coach of the U.S. Women’s National Team set to compete in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. • May 24: Former Nittany Lion Ali Krieger becomes the first American woman to win the UEFA Women's Cup when her FFC Frankfurt team captured its third Cup, 32. Her squad beat Swedish powerhouse Umea IK led by the ‘07 FIFA Women's Player of the Year, Marta of Brazil. • Summer: Erin McLeod continues as Canada’s starter and represents her home country at the Beijing Games. Current Lions Alyssa Naeher (U-20) and Katie Schoepfer (U-23) see game action with their respective U.S. Teams and incoming players Lexi Marton (Canada) and Christine Nairn (U.S.) are also in preparations for the upcoming U-20 World Cup. • August 21: Head coach Erica Walsh wins gold with the U.S. Women’s National Team as an assistant coach. Walsh was charged with the defense and the Americans followed through, shutting out Brazil 1-0 in overtime to earn the U.S. its third Olympic gold medal. • October 26: PSU claims a share of the 11th consecutive Big Ten title with a 2-0 win at Purdue, going 8-2. • November 7: Penn State captures its fifth, and possibly last, Big Ten Tournament title with a 1-0 victory over Michigan State, avenging an earlier loss to the Spartans. Danielle Toney earns tournament Offensive MVP and Alyssa Naeher is the Defensive MVP. e Conference would announce the tournament’s elimination after 2008. • December 8: Alyssa Naeher and future Lion Christine Nairn capture the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Chile. Naeher earns the tournament’s Golden Glove Award. She also garners her second First Team All-America honors.

2007 • January 25: After six years as head coach, Paula Wilkins departs Penn State with a 119-19-11 career record. • February 8: Former Dartmouth and Harvard head coach, current U.S. U-17 bench boss Erica Walsh becomes the third head coach in PSU history. • Spring: Erica Walsh announces a Top 20 recruiting class headed up by Parade All-Americans Danielle Toney, and UNC transfer Melissa Hayes. • Summer: PSU alums Christie Welsh and Joanna Lohman are named to the 24-player travel roster as the U.S. Women’s National Team continues its tune-up for the 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup in China. Canadian goalkeeper Erin McLeod primed for a World Cup appearance, while recent graduate Ali Krieger headed to U-21 training camp to prep for the Nordic Cup. Rising sophomore goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher trained with the U.S. U-20 team in preparation for the Pan-Am Games. • September 2: Erica Walsh gets her first victory as Penn State’s head coach in a 1-0 win over Central Florida in Knoxville, Tenn. • November 2: e dynasty reaches a decade, as Penn State wins its 10th consecutive Big Ten title with a 1-0 2009 victory at Ohio State. e Nittany Lions went 9-1 on the • May 18-28: e PSU Lions trek to Brazil for a threeconference season. • November 7: Sophomore Alyssa Naeher is named Big match tour of the South American country in addition to Ten Defensive Player of the Year and six Nittany Lions a beach soccer and an indoor futsal tournament. earned All-Big Ten. Naeher is PSU's 10th Big Ten Player of the Year in any category. NITTANY LION ATHLETICS www.GoPSUsports.com 45


NCAA TOURNAMENT HISTORY

PENN STATE NITTANY LION NCAA TOURNAMENT HISTORY Penn State’s 15-year-old program has already built an illustrious NCAA history. Earning it 14th-straight NCAA berth in 2008, the Nittany Lions only missed the tournament in the program’s inaugural year. e Lions have made eight appearances in the NCAA quarterfinals in the last 11 years, making it all the way to the College Cup in 1999, 2002 and 2005. Propelled into the NCAA Tournament by an undefeated 19-0-0 regular season record in 2005, Penn State received one of four No. 1 seeds to the tournament and used four-straight home wins to make its third College Cup appearance in seven years. e Nittany Lions used 17 goals, a NCAA record for the program, to cruise past Bucknell (6-0), No. 21 West Virginia (5-2), No. 9 Texas A&M (4-1) and No. 8 Santa Clara (2-1). For the second time in the Lions’ College Cup history, Portland proved to be a roadblock Penn State could not pass, but came as close as possible. In front of a crowd of 6,701 and a national television audience on ESPN2, the Lions and Pilots thrilled to a 0-0 tie after two overtimes with eventual national champion Portland advancing on penalty kicks, 4-3. In 2002, Penn State made a historic run in the NCAA Tournament, reaching the NCAA College Cup for the second time in four years. On the way to the College Cup, Penn State outscored its opponents, 8-2, while upsetting seventh-seeded Connecticut, in Storrs, Conn., for the second-straight year, 2-1. Playing Portland in front of a crowd of almost 10,000 fans and a national television audience on ESPN2, the Lions fell to the eventual national champion Pilots, 2-0. En route to the school’s first-ever NCAA College Cup appearance in 1999, Penn State knocked off Maryland, SMU and Hartford at home in Happy Valley. Penn State quickly packed its bags for San Jose, Calif., where the Lions met perennial powerhouse and eventual national champion North Carolina in the national semifinal. Adding to the excitement in San Jose were the more than 12,000 screaming fans and a national television audience on ESPN2.

28 NCAA GAMES, ADVANCED TO 3 COLLEGE CUPS AND HAS AN NCAA RECORD OF 28-13-1. IN ITS 15-YEAR HISTORY PENN STATE HAS HOSTED

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NCAA TOURNAMENT HISTORY PENN STATE IN THE NCAA TOURNAMENT Date Nov. 11, 1995 Nov. 17, 1996 Nov. 24, 1996 Nov. 16, 1997 Nov. 15, 1998 Nov. 21, 1998 Nov. 29, 1998 Nov. 14, 1999 Nov. 21, 1999 Nov. 27, 1999 Dec. 3, 1999 Nov. 12, 2000 Nov. 17, 2000 Nov. 25, 2000 Nov. 16, 2001 Nov. 18, 2001 Nov. 24, 2001 Nov. 30, 2001 Nov. 15, 2002 Nov. 17, 2002 Nov. 24, 2002 Nov. 30, 2002 Dec. 6, 2002 Nov. 14, 2003 Nov. 16, 2003 Nov. 22, 2003 Nov. 28, 2003 Nov. 12, 2004 Nov. 14, 2004 Nov. 11, 2005 Nov. 13, 2005 Nov. 19, 2005 Nov. 25, 2005 Dec. 2, 2005 Nov. 10, 2006 Nov. 12, 2006 Nov. 17, 2006 Nov. 24, 2006 Nov. 16, 2007 Nov. 18, 2007 Nov. 24, 2007 Nov. 14, 2008 Totals

Round PSU Seed First – First – Second First – Second #7 ird Quarterfinals Second #6 ird Quarterfinals Semifinals Second #7 ird Quarterfinals First – Second ird Quarterfinals First – Second ird Quarterfinals Semifinals First #5 Second ird Quarterfinals First #2 Second First #1 Second ird Quarterfinals Semifinals First #2 Second ird Quarterfinals First #1 Second ird First –

Opponent JAMES MADISON at #19 George Mason at #6 Santa Clara #7 WILLIAM & MARY INDIANA CLEMSON at #2 Florida #25 MARYLAND #19 SO. METHODIST HARTFORD vs. #2 North Carolina 1 ILLINOIS (OT) DARTMOUTH #12 PORTLAND BUCKNELL VILLANOVA at #13 Connecticut at #1 North Carolina vs. Princeton 2 at #17 Maryland #23 VIRGINIA at #7 Connecticut vs. #9 Portland 3 NAVY RUTGERS TEXAS A&M at #4 UCLA BINGHAMTON MARYLAND BUCKNELL WEST VIRGINIA #4 TEXAS A&M #2 SANTA CLARA vs. #1 Portland 4 NIAGARA VILLANOVA BOSTON COLLEGE at #1 Notre Dame MONMOUTH HOFSTRA #12 WEST VIRGINIA at Rutgers 15 Appearances (42 games)

Result PSU OPP L 1 2 W 2 0 L 1 3 L (2OT) 2 3 W 2 1 W 1 0 L 1 3 W 3 2 W 5 0 W 2 0 L 0 2 W 1 0 W 4 0 L (OT) 0 1 W 3 1 W 3 0 W 2 0 L 1 2 W 2 0 W 2 1 W 3 0 W 2 1 L 0 2 W 5 0 W 3 1 W 3 0 L 0 4 W 6 1 L 0 1 W 6 0 W 5 2 W 4 1 W 2 1 T (2OT*) 0 0 W 3 1 W 2 0 W 1 0 L 0 4 W 4 0 W (OT) 2 1 L 0 1 L (2OT) 1 2 28-13-1 85 43

e scoreboard at the 1999 Women’s College Cup, hosted by San Jose State University at Spartan Stadium in California.

e 2002 Nittany Lions stand during the National Anthem prior to the Women’s College Cup semifinal against Portland.

e 2005 Penn State women’s soccer team in College Station, Texas.

BOLD CAPS for home contests. 1 – San Jose, Calif.; 2 – College Park, Md.; 3 – Austin, Texas; 4 – College Station, Texas * – Portland advanced on penalty kicks, 4-3 Note: In 2005, 2006 and 2007, the top four teams in each region were each seeded No. 1 through No. 4.

Record at Jeffrey Field Away Record Neutral Record Overtime Games

Record 23-5-0 4-6-0 1-2-1 1-3-1

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GF 71 12 2 5

GA 19 20 4 7

Melissa Hayes takes a free kick at Jeffrey Field in a 2007 NCAA Tournament clash with West Virginia.

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HISTORY IN THE POLLS

NSCAA POLL HISTORY

e Penn State Nittany Lions made their first appearance in the National Soccer Coaches’ Association (NSCAA) poll on October 10, 1995, ranking 22nd in the nation. Since that year, the Lions have finished each season ranked in the nation’s Top 25, earning 10 top 10 ratings including nine seasons in a row from 1998-2006. In 2005, the Lions received their highest final ranking ever, finishing second nationally after tying eventual NCAA champion Portland, 0-0, in the College Cup semifinals. Previous to that, Penn State’s No. 4 final ranking in 1999 and 2002, the first two seasons the Nittany Lions advanced to the NCAA College Cup, had been the program’s best. In 2005, Penn State also received its first-ever No. 1 ranking when it took over the top spot on October 11 and held it for three weeks before tying host Michigan at the Big Ten Tournament and falling to No. 3 entering the NCAA Tournament. In 2007, Penn State finished ranked No. 12 in the final NSCAA poll. Last season was the first year since 1994 the Lions didn’t find their names in the final poll.

PSU FINAL RANKINGS YEAR RANK 1994 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .NR 1995 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 1996 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 1997 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 1998 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 1999 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 2008 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .NR 48 PENN STATE 2009WOMEN’S SOCCER

1994

1. Notre Dame 2. North Carolina 3. Stanford 4. Duke 5. William & Mary 6. Connecticut 7. Portland 8. Hartford 9. Santa Clara 10. Virginia 11. Wisconsin 12. Brown 13. Clemson 14. Dartmouth 15. Oregon State 16. George Mason 17. Massachusetts 18. Washington 19. Vanderbilt T20. George Washington T20. Washington State

1995

1. North Carolina 2. Portland 3. Southern Methodist 4. Connecticut 5. Notre Dame 6. Maryland T7. Duke T7. Santa Clara 9. Stanford 10. Virginia 11. Hartford 12. N.C. State 13. Texas A&M 14. William & Mary 15. Massachusetts 16. Clemson 17. Minnesota 18. Wisconsin 19. San Diego 20. Vanderbilt 21. Cal Poly 22. Kentucky 23. PENN STATE 24. UCLA 25. James Madison

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.

1996

1998

North Carolina Notre Dame Santa Clara Portland Connecticut Nebraska Maryland Florida Wisconsin PENN STATE Texas A&M Massachusetts Harvard James Madison San Diego Duke Vanderbilt Clemson Virginia Wake Forest UNC Greensboro George Mason Dartmouth Kentucky California

1. Florida 2. North Carolina 3. Santa Clara 4. Portland 5. Notre Dame 6. Connecticut 7. PENN STATE 8. Dartmouth 9. William & Mary 10. Nebraska 11. Clemson 12. San Diego State 13. Brigham Young 14. Northwestern 15. Hartford 16. Georgia 17. Vanderbilt 18. Baylor 19. Michigan 20. Virginia 21. UCLA 22. Southern California 23. Harvard 24. Wake Forest 25. James Madison

1. North Carolina 2. Connecticut 3. Notre Dame 4. Santa Clara 5. William & Mary 6. Harvard 7. Nebraska 8. UCLA 9. Hartford 10. Clemson 11. Portland 12. Texas A&M 13. Minnesota 14. Florida 15. Virginia 16. Southern Methodist 17. George Mason 18. Michigan 19. Maryland 20. Duke 21. UNC Greensboro T22. Brigham Young T22. Massachusetts 24. PENN STATE 25. Vanderbilt

1. North Carolina 2. Notre Dame 3. Santa Clara 4. PENN STATE 5. Nebraska 6. Clemson T7. Hartford T7. Stanford 9. Connecticut 10. Florida 11. Texas A&M 12. Wake Forest 13. William & Mary 14. UCLA 15. Southern Methodist 16. Virginia T17. Harvard T17. Southern California 19. Kentucky 20. Brigham Young 21. Michigan 22. Duke 23. Maryland 24. San Diego 25. James Madison

1997

1999

DID YOU KNOW?

Penn State received their first No. 1 ranking on October 11, 2005. The Nittany Lions would go on to finish the season as the No. 2 team in the country after a 0-0 double-overtime penalty kick loss in the National Semifinals to National Champion Portland. 1999 • 2002 • 2005 WOMEN’S COLLEGE CUP


HISTORY IN THE POLLS 2000

2002

2004

1. North Carolina 2. UCLA 3. Notre Dame 4. Portland 5. Clemson 6. PENN STATE 7. Santa Clara 8. Connecticut 9. Nebraska 10. Brigham Young 11. Washington 12. Texas A&M 13. Virginia 14. Florida State 15. California 16. Dartmouth 17. Duke 18. Harvard 19. Florida 20. Stanford 21. Southern California 22. Hartford 23. Wake Forest 24. Marquette 25. Michigan

1. Portland 2. Santa Clara 3. North Carolina 4. PENN STATE 5. Stanford 6. Texas A&M 7. UCLA 8. Connecticut 9. Pepperdine 10. Tennessee 11. Michigan 12. West Virginia 13. Nebraska 14. Texas 15. Notre Dame 16. Richmond 17. Virginia 18. California 19. Florida State 20. Southern Methodist 21. Purdue 22. Southern California 23. Brigham Young 24. Maryland T25. Charlotte T25. Clemson

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. T11. T11. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. T19. T19. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.

1. Santa Clara 2. North Carolina 3. Portland 4. Florida 5. UCLA 6. PENN STATE 7. Texas A&M 8. Virginia 9. Stanford 10. Connecticut 11. Clemson 12. Nebraska 13. Dartmouth 14. Rutgers 15. Cincinnati 16. Dayton T17. Notre Dame T17. Saint Mary's (Calif.) 19. Washington 20. Florida State 21. Southern Methodist 22. Pepperdine 23. Princeton 24. Michigan 25. California

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.

1. Portland 2. PENN STATE 3. UCLA 4. Florida State 5. North Carolina 6. Notre Dame 7. Santa Clara 8. Virginia 9. California 10. Boston College 11. Texas A&M 12. Cal State Fullerton 13. Yale 14. Marquette 15. Tennessee 16. Duke 17. Arizona 18. Pepperdine 19. West Virginia 20. Illinois T21. Nebraska T21. Colorado 23. Southern California 24. Florida 25. Connecticut

2001

2003

North Carolina Connecticut UCLA Florida State Santa Clara PENN STATE Portland Florida Notre Dame West Virginia Texas A&M Tennessee Kansas Brigham Young Villanova Michigan Virginia Illinois Duke Pepperdine Colorado Arizona State Nebraska Utah Boston College

DID YOU KNOW?

2005

Penn State played the No. 2, 5, 6, 15, T-19, 21, and 23 ranked teams in the final NSCAA Division I poll in 2008. The Nittany Lions went 4-5 against those squads including two wins over No. 15 Minnesota. 11-TIME BIG TEN CHAMPIONS 1998-2008

Notre Dame UCLA Santa Clara Princeton North Carolina Portland Virginia Ohio State PENN STATE Washington Duke Tennessee Connecticut Illinois Texas A&M Texas Boston College Kansas Auburn Stanford Florida Nebraska Villanova Maryland Arizona

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. T19. T19. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.

2006

North Carolina Notre Dame UCLA Florida State Texas A&M Portland PENN STATE Texas Santa Clara Florida Boston College Colorado Rutgers Clemson Illinois Stanford Oklahoma State Virginia California Wake Forest Connecticut West Virginia Utah Louisville Tennessee

2007

2008

1. North Carolina 2. Notre Dame 3. UCLA 4. Stanford 5. Portland 6. Florida State 7. Texas A&M 8. Southern California 9. Duke 10. Florida 11. Boston College 12. Virginia 13. Oklahoma State 14. West Virginia 15. Minnesota 16. San Diego 17. Missouri 18. Texas T19. James Madison T19. Brigham Young 21. Rutgers 22. Colorado 23. Illinois 24. Wisconsin-Milwaukee 25. Wake Forest

1. Southern California 2. Florida State 3. UCLA 4. Notre Dame 5. Portland 6. North Carolina 7. West Virginia 8. Virginia 9. Connecticut 10. Stanford 11. Texas 12. PENN STATE 13. Texas A&M 14. Tennessee 15. Duke 16 Purdue 17. Florida 18. Georgia 19. California 20. Wake Forest 21. Indiana 22. Santa Clara 23. Oklahoma State 24. Boston College 25. Missouri

DID YOU KNOW?

The Lions will play eight ranked in last year’s final poll. Five of those games (Virginia, West Virginia, Rutgers, James Madison, Illinois) will be hosted at Jeffrey Field. Penn State will travel to Florida State and Minnesota and face Wake Forest at UConn. NITTANY LION ATHLETICS www.GoPSUsports.com 49


M.A.C. HERMANN TROPHY

PENN STATE WOMEN’S SOCCER AND THE M.A.C. HERMANN TROPHY In its first 14 years, the Penn State women’s soccer program has put its name on the collegiate soccer map and underlined it with the likes of great players such as Christie Welsh, Joanna Lohman and Tiffany Weimer. All three were finalists for the M.A.C. Hermann Trophy, awarded to the top collegiate soccer player in the country, with Welsh becoming the first Lion to bring home the honor in 2001. Six of the past eight years, a Nittany Lion has either won the award or been named the runner-up, an amazing accomplishment for such a young program. All told, three Nittany Lions have been finalists for the award, while nearly half a dozen have been on the watchlist or among the semifinalists for the award, including semifinalists Erin McLeod in 2005 and Ali Krieger in 2006.

Above: Penn State’s Christie Welsh was the 2001 Hermann Trophy winner as well as the runner-up for the player of the year award in 2000 and 2002. One of Penn State’s most decorated athletes, Welsh is still active with the U.S. Women’s Soccer National Team and is still the Big Ten’s all-time leading scorer.

the 2003 M.A.C. Hermann Trophy Banquet in St. SIX OF THE PAST NINE AtLouis, Mo., runner-up Joanna Lohman and Penn State Director of Athletics Tim Curley. YEARS, A NITTANY LION HAS EITHER WON OR BEEN RUNNER-UP FOR THE M.A.C. HERMANN TROPHY

ALL-TIME PENN STATE M.A.C. HERMANN TROPHY FINALISTS

2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000

Ali Krieger Tiffany Weimer Erin McLeod Tiffany Weimer Joanna Lohman Tiffany Weimer Christie Welsh Christie Welsh Christie Welsh

Semifinalist Runner-Up Semifinalist Runner-Up Runner-up Semifinalist Runner-up Winner Runner-up

Left: The 2004 men’s and women’s M.A.C. Hermann Trophy finalists, including Penn State’s Tiffany Weimer (second from left), await the televised announcement. Above: Weimer signs an autograph for a young fan while the finalists wait for the 2005 announcement at the Missouri Athletic Club, which was televised by ESPNews for the second consecutive year.

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9 17 12 NITTANY LION ALL-AMERICANS

KELLY CONVEY

JOANNA LOHMAN

Midfield/Forward Philadelphia, Pa. 1998 (M) Year GP/GS SH 1996 21/19 45 1997 21/21 59 1998 26/25 90 1999 25/25 36 Total 93/90 230

A 7 5 9 5 26

Pts. 23 11 23 25 82

GWG 3 1 2 4 10

Year GP/GS SH 2000 26/26 74 2001 26/26 84 2002 24/24 74 2003 25/25 115 Total 93/90 230

6

G 3 1 0 4

A 8 0 5 13

G 3 9 10 19 28

A 6 14 11 6 26

Pts. 12 32 31 44 82

GWG Year GP/GS SH 3 2006 23/14 76 1 2007 24/23 104 3 2008 24/21 104 8 Total 71-58 284 10

ERIN MCCLEOD

Midfield Toms River, N.J. 2006 (3rd)

Pts. 14 2 5 21

GWG 2 1 0 3

Pts. 0 0 2 1 3

A 9 3 2 5 19

Pts. 9 9 16 9 43

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GWG 2 7 4 13

GWG Year GP/GS MIN REC SO SV 0 2006 22/22 2011:27 15-4-3 8 79 0 2007 24/24 2176:18 18-4-2 9 103 0 2008 21/21 1859:56 14-7-0 8.39 90 0 Total 67/67 6047:3147-15-5 25.39 272 0

G 12 21 26 32 91

A 6 9 12 5 32

Pts. 30 51 64 69 214

GWG 4 4 6 13 27

CHRISTIE WELSH

Goalkeeper Seymour, Conn. 2007, 2008

Forward Massapequa Park, N.Y. 1999, 2000, ‘01, ‘02 (2nd)

GA GAA Year GP/GS SH 20 0.89 1999

15 0.62 2000

23 1.11 2001

58 0.86 2002

Total

26/26 21/17 26/26 24/24 97/93

97 97 123 114 431

G 27 17 25 13 82

A 13 8 18 13 52

Pts. 67 42 68 39 216

GWG 9 7 6 5 27

EMILY OLESKSIUK

Midfield/Defense Dumfries, Va. 2005 (M), ‘06 (D) G 0 3 7 2 12

25/25 99 97/93 356

ALYSSA NAEHER

ALI KRIEGER

Year GP/GS SH 2003 25/25 24 2004 23/23 35 2005 20/20 46 2006 26/26 24 Total 94/94 129

Pts. 21 35 29 85

1 13 2005 Total

22 1 A 0 0 2 1 3

A 5 5 7 17

Forward North Haven, Conn. 2003, ‘04, ‘05

Year GP/GS MIN REC SO SV GA GAA Year GP/GS SH 2004 21/19 1885:59 17-2-1 11 56 9 0.43 2002 24/20 53 2005 24/24 2187:18 22-0-2 10.47 85 20 0.82 2003 25/25 80 Total 45/43 4037:17 39-2-3 21.47 141 29 0.64 2004 23/23 124

Defense Centerville, Va. 2004 G 0 0 0 0 0

G 8 15 11 34

TIFFANY WEIMER

Goalkeeper Vancouver, B.C. 2004 (3rd), ‘05

NATALE JACOBS

Year GP/GS SH 2002 21/16 1 2003 25/25 6 2004 23/23 0 2005 23/21 5 Total 92/85 12

Forward Waterford, Conn. 2007 (2nd)

5 30 8

G 8 3 7 10 28

SHEREE GRAY

Year GP/GS SH 2005 25/25 28 2006 23/23 33 2007 23/21 27 Total 71/69 88

KATIE SCHOEPFER

Midfield Silver Spring, Md. 2001, ‘02, ‘03

Goalkeeper Willow Grove, Pa. 1999, 2000, ‘01

GWG 0 1 3 1 5

Year GP/GS MIN

1998 25/25

1999 26/26

2000 24/24

2001 25/25

REC

SO SV GA GAA

2232 20-4-1 8.50 132 22 0.89

2229 21-4-1 9.85 115 23 0.93

2223 20-3-1 15.40 89

2169 20-4-1 10.0 80

10 0.40

18 0.75

DID YOU KNOW?

11 Nittany Lions have earned All-American status during their careers. Altogether, 23 honors have been given out, including 19 first team accolades.

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NATIONAL HONORS NSCAA, MAC, AND NCAA HONORS

M.A.C. HERMANN TROPHY WINNER 2001

Christie Welsh

NSCAA/M.A.C. PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2001 Christie Welsh

M.A.C. HERMANN TROPHY RUNNER-UP 2000 Christie Welsh 2002 Christie Welsh 2003 Joanna Lohman 2004 Tiffany Weimer 2005 TIffany Weimer NSCAA ALL-AMERICA First Team 1998 Kelly Convey 1999 Emily Oleksiuk Christie Welsh 2000 Emily Oleksiuk Christie Welsh 2001 Joanna Lohman Emily Oleksiuk Christie Welsh 2002 Joanna Lohman 2003 Joanna Lohman Tiffany Weimer 2004 Natalie Jacobs Tiffany Weimer 2005 Ali Krieger Erin McLeod Tiffany Weimer 2006 Ali Krieger 2007 Alyssa Naeher 2008 Alyssa Naeher

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Second Team 2002 2007 ird Team 2004 2006

Christie Welsh Katie Schoepfer Erin McLeod Sheree Gray

NSCAA COACH OF THE YEAR 1999 Patrick Farmer 2005 Paula Wilkins

NSCAA SCHOLAR-ATHLETE OF THE YEAR 2002 Joanna Lohman 2003 Joanna Lohman

NSCAA SCHOLAR ALL-AMERICA First Team 2001 Emily Oleksiuk 2002 Heidi Drummond Joanna Lohman Christie Welsh 2003 Heidi Drummond Joanna Lohman 2005 Erin McLeod 2007 Aubrey Aden-Buie Second Team 2006 Aubrey Aden-Buie 2007 Zoe Bouchelle ird Team 2008 Zoe Bouchelle 2008 Jessie Davis NCAA POST GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP 2003 Joanna Lohman NCAA COLLEGE CUP ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM

1999 2002 2005

Christie Welsh Joanna Lohman Erin McLeod

ERIN MCLEOD

SOCCER BUZZ HONORS COACH OF THE YEAR RUNNER UP

2005

Paula Wilkins

ALL-AMERICA First Team 2007 Alyssa Naeher 2008 Alyssa Naeher Second Team 1997 Rachel Hoffman 1998 Kelly Convey 2001 Joanna Lohman 2002 Christie Welsh 2006 Ali Krieger 2007 Katie Schoepfer ird Team 2005 Lindsay Bach 2005 Ali Krieger 2008 Zoe Bouchelle Fourth Team 2006 Sheree Gray Honorable Mention 2000 Joanna Lohman 2001 Bonnie Young 2003 Tiffany Weimer NATIONAL FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR 1999 Christie Welsh FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICA First Team 2000 Joanna Lohman 2004 Denay Riley Second Team 1998 Emily Oleksiuk 2000 Stephanie Smith 2005 Allie Long

JOANNA LOHMAN 1999 • 2002 • 2005 WOMEN’S COLLEGE CUP


NATIONAL HONORS ird Team 1998 2002 2003 2006 Fourth Team 2008 Honorable Mention 2005

2001 2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

Bonnie Young Tiffany Weimer Ali Krieger Alyssa Naeher Emma omson Sheree Gray

ELITE TEAM OF THE WEEK Christie Welsh, Oct. 8 Bonnie Young, Oct. 22 Leigh Hamilton, Sept. 30 Heidi Drummond, Oct. 14 Joanna Lohman, Oct. 30 Joanna Lohman, Sept. 16 Leigh Hamilton, Sept. 23 Tiffany Weimer, Oct. 6 Heidi Drummond, Oct. 28 Tiffany Weimer, Sept. 22 Natalie Jacobs, Oct. 6 Tiffany Weimer, Oct. 13 Tiffany Weimer, Nov. 3 Tiffany Weimer, Aug. 30 Tiffany Weimer, Sept. 6 Tiffany Weimer, Sept. 13 Sarah Dwyer, Aug. 29 Sarah Dwyer, Sept. 19 Ali Krieger, Nov. 7 Katie Schoepfer, Sept. 17 Zoe Bouchelle, Oct. 15 Tara Davies, Oct. 29 Nikki Watts, Sept. 10

TIFFANY WIEMER 11-TIME BIG TEN CHAMPIONS 1998-2008

SOCCER AMERICA HONORS

SOCCER TIMES HONORS

1999 Christie Welsh 2000 Christie Welsh 2001 Christie Welsh Joanna Lohman 2002 2003 Joanna Lohman 2004 Erin McLeod,Tiffany Weimer 2005 Erin McLeod,Tiffany Weimer 2006 Ali Krieger 2007 (2nd team) Alyssa Naeher

1999

Kelly Convey, Oct. 5

1998

COACH OF THE YEAR Patrick Farmer

COLLEGIATE MVP’S

FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICA 2004 Denay Riley 2006 (2nd team) Alyssa Naeher NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE WEEK 2005 Tiffany Weimer, Sept. 25 Tiffany Weimer, Oct. 23 NATIONAL TEAM OF THE WEEK 1994 Rachel Hoffman, Oct. 24 1998 Bonnie Young, Sept. 7 Erin Cochran, Sept. 14 Shari Pickett, Sept. 14 1999 Kris Phillips, Aug. 29 Kris Phillips, Sept. 12 Christie Welsh, Sept. 12 Christie Welsh, Nov. 3 2000 Heidi Drummond, Sept. 18 2001 Christie Welsh, Oct. 9 Christie Welsh, Nov. 5 Christie Welsh, Nov. 14 2002 Joanna Lohman, Sept. 3 Amanda Brown, Sept. 9 Tiffany Weimer, Sept. 30 Heidi Drummond, Oct. 14 Joanna Lohman, Oct. 30 2003 Tiffany Weimer, Sept. 9 Joanna Lohman, Sept. 16 Heidi Drummond, Oct. 28 2004 Tiffany Weimer, Oct. 5 Tiffany Weimer, Oct. 13 Tiffany Weimer, Nov. 3 2005 Tiffany Weimer, Aug. 28 Tiffany Weimer, Aug. 29 Tiffany Weimer, Sept. 11 Tiffany Weimer, Sept. 25 Tiffany Weimer, Oct. 23 2006 Sarah Dwyer, Aug. 30 Ali Krieger, Nov. 8 2007 Katie Schoepfer, Sept. 17 Katie Schoepfer, Oct. 8 Zoe Bouchelle, Oct. 15 Tara Davies, Oct. 29 2008 Katie Schoepfer, Oct. 21

NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE WEEK

COLLEGE SOCCER WEEKLY NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE WEEK 1998 Emily Oleksiuk, Nov. 24 1999 Christie Welsh, Sept. 14 Christie Welsh, Nov. 2 COLLEGE SOCCER ONLINE ALL-AMERICA First Team 1999 Christie Welsh 2000 Christie Welsh Second Team 1999 Kelly Convey Emily Oleksiuk 2000 Emily Oleksiuk COSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA First Team 2001 Joanna Lohman Emily Oleksiuk 2002 Joanna Lohman 2003 Joanna Lohman 2005 Lindsay Bach Second Team 2000 Emily Oleksiuk 2002 Christie Welsh 2007 Aubrey Aden-Buie ird Team 2005 Erin McLeod 2006 Aubrey Aden-Buie 2007 Zoe Bouchelle 2008 Zoe Bouchelle TOPDRAWERSOCCER.COM NATIONAL TEAM OF THE WEEK 2008 Jessie Davis, Oct. 6 Alyssa Naeher, Oct. 22 Jesse Davis, Oct. 22

Bold denotes current student-athlete

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REGIONAL HONORS NSCAA HONORS ALL-GREAT LAKES REGION First Team 2007 Zoe Bouchelle Alyssa Naeher Denay Riley Katie Schoepfer 2008 Zoe Bouchelle Alyssa Naeher Second Team 2007 Aubrey Aden-Buie Sheree Gray 2008 Jessie Davis Katie Schoepfer ird Team 2008 Danielle Toney ALL-MIDEAST REGION First Team 1994 Rachel Hoffman ALL-MID-ATLANTIC REGION First Team 1995 Rachel Hoffman 1996 Rachel Hoffman 1997 Kelly Convey 1998 Kelly Convey Jeannine Verdrager 1999 Kelly Convey Emily Oleksiuk Gillian Samuel Christie Welsh 2000 Joanna Lohman Megan Mills Emily Oleksiuk Christie Welsh 2001 Joanna Lohman Emily Oleksiuk Christie Welsh Bonnie Young

KELLY CONVEY 54 PENN STATE 2009WOMEN’S SOCCER

2002

Heidi Drummond Joanna Lohman Christie Welsh Joanna Lohman Tiffany Weimer Natalie Jacobs Ali Krieger Erin McLeod Tiffany Weimer Lindsay Bach Ali Krieger Erin McLeod Tiffany Weimer Sheree Gray Ali Krieger Allie Long

2003 2004

2005

2006

Second Team 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2004 2005 2006 ird Team 2003 2005

Rachel Hoffman Carole Dutchka Emily Oleksiuk Courtney Lawson Stephanie Smith Bonnie Young Heidi Drummond Stephanie Smith Denay Riley Natalie Jacobs Denay Riley Stephanie Smith Sheree Gray Allie Long Aubrey Aden-Buie

MID-ATLANTIC COACH OF THE YEAR 1996 Patrick Farmer 1998 Patrick Farmer 1999 Patrick Farmer 2005 Paula Wilkins

ALI KRIEGER

SOCCER BUZZ HONORS ALL-GREAT LAKES REGION First Team 2007 Zoe Bouchelle Alyssa Naeher Katie Schoepfer 2008 Alyssa Naeher Second Team 2007 Aubrey Aden-Buie Sheree Gray 2008 Jessie Davis Katie Schoepfer ird Team 2007 Denay Riley 2008 Danielle Toney GREAT LAKES REGION ALL-FRESHMAN 2008 Emma omson ALL-MID-ATLANTIC REGION First Team 1996 Rachel Hoffman 1998 Kelly Convey Emily Oleksiuk Jeannine Verdrager 1999 Kelly Convey Emily Oleksiuk Christie Welsh 2000 Joanna Lohman Emily Oleksiuk Christie Welsh 2001 Joanna Lohman Emily Oleksiuk Christie Welsh Bonnie Young 2002 Heidi Drummond Joanna Lohman Christie Welsh 2003 Joanna Lohman Tiffany Weimer

NATALIE JACOBS 1999 • 2002 • 2005 WOMEN’S COLLEGE CUP


REGIONAL HONORS 2004

Natalie Jacobs Erin McLeod Tiffany Weimer Lindsay Bach Natalie Jacobs Ali Krieger Erin McLeod Tiffany Weimer Sheree Gray Ali Krieger Allie Long

2005

2006

Second Team 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2004 2005 2006 ird Team 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2005 2006

Rachel Hoffman Carole Dutchka Courtney Lawson Megan Mills Bonnie Young Heidi Drummond Ali Krieger Denay Riley Allie Long Denay Riley Gillian Samuel Stephanie Smith Megan Mills Stephanie Smith Heidi Drummond Stephanie Smith Carmelina Moscato Aubrey Aden-Buie

MID-ATLANTIC REGION ALL-FRESHMAN 1996 Kelly Convey 1998 Emily Oleksiuk Gillian Samuel Bonnie Young 1999 Christie Welsh 2000 Joanna Lohman Stephanie Smith 2002 Amanda Brown Natalie Jacobs

HEIDI DRUMMOND 11-TIME BIG TEN CHAMPIONS 1998-2008

2003 2004 2005

2006

Tiffany Weimer Sarah Dwyer Ali Krieger Denay Riley Zoe Bouchelle Sheree Gray Allie Long Alyssa Naeher Katie Schoepfer

2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006

MID-ATLANTIC REGION PLAYER OF THE YEAR (Defensive) Emily Oleksiuk (Defensive) Emily Oleksiuk (Offensive) Christie Welsh Christie Welsh Joanna Lohman Joanna Lohman Tiffany Weimer Tiffany Weimer Ali Krieger

1999 2000

MID-ATLANTIC REGION FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR Christie Welsh Joanna Lohman

1998 2000

1998 1999 2003 2005

COSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT 2 First Team 2000 Emily Oleksiuk 2001 Joanna Lohman Emily Oleksiuk 2002 Joanna Lohman Christie Welsh 2003 Joanna Lohman 2005 Lindsay Bach Erin McLeod 2006 Aubrey Aden-Buie 2007 Aubrey Aden-Buie Zoe Bouchelle 2008 Zoe Bouchelle Second Team 2003 Leigh Hamilton 2004 Lindsay Bach Amanda Lentz 2007 Alyssa Naeher 2008 Jessie Davis Katie Schoepfer

MID-ATLANTIC REGION COACH OF THE YEAR Pat Farmer Pat Farmer (Runner-up) Paula Wilkins Paula Wilkins

Bold denotes current student-athlete

GILLIAN SAMUEL

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BIG TEN HONORS BIG TEN TEAM CHAMPIONS 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002

2008

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007

BIG TEN COACH OF THE YEAR 1998 Patrick Farmer 2001 Paula Wilkins* 2003 Paula Wilkins 2004 Paula Wilkins 2005 Paula Wilkins 2006 Paula Wilkins

BIG TEN TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS 1998 2001

2008

2000 2006

SUZY FAVOR BIG TEN FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR 2001-02 Christie Welsh 2005-06 Tiffany Weimer BIG TEN PLAYER OF THE YEAR 1999 Christie Welsh 2000 Christie Welsh 2001 Christie Welsh 2003 Joanna Lohman BIG TEN DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2004 Natalie Jacobs 2005 Lindsay Bach* 2006 Ali Krieger* 2007 Alyssa Naeher

ALL-BIG TEN First Team 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000

2001

2002 2003 2004

BIG TEN OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2004 Tiffany Weimer 2005 Tiffany Weimer

2005

BIG TEN FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR

2007

2006

2008 1998 1999 2000 2002 2003

Emily Oleksiuk Christie Welsh Joanna Lohman Tiffany Weimer Ali Krieger

ZOE BOUCHELLE 56 PENN STATE 2009WOMEN’S SOCCER

Rachel Hoffman Rachel Hoffman Rachel Hoffman Rachel Hoffman Kelly Convey, Carole Dutchka, Emily Oleksiuk Kelly Convey, Emily Oleksiuk, Christie Welsh Joanna Lohman, Megan Mills, Luanne Strom, Emily Oleksiuk, Christie Welsh, Bonnie Young Heidi Drummond, Joanna Lohman, Emily Oleksiuk, Christie Welsh, Bonnie Young Heidi Drummond, Joanna Lohman, Christie Welsh Joanna Lohman, Tiffany Weimer Ali Krieger, Natalie Jacobs, Erin McLeod, Tiffany Weimer Lindsay Bach, Ali Krieger, Erin McLeod, Tiffany Weimer Aubrey Aden-Buie, Sheree Gray, Ali Krieger, Allie Long Zoe Bouchelle, Alyssa Naeher, Katie Schoepfer Zoe Bouchelle, Jessie Davis, Alyssa Naeher, Katie Schoepfer

Second Team 1997 Kelly Convey, Jaime Welsch 1998 Gillian Samuel, Jeannine Verdrager 1999 Courtney Lawson, Megan Mills Gillian Samuel, Jeannine Verdrager 2000 Stephanie Smith 2001 Stephanie Smith Stephanie Smith 2002 2003 Heidi Drummond, Leigh Hamilton Natalie Jacobs, Stephanie Smith 2004 Amanda Lentz, Denay Riley 2005 Natalie Jacobs, Allie Long 2006 Alyssa Naeher, Denay Riley 2007 Aubrey Aden-Buie, Jessie Davis, Denay Riley 2008 Meghan Gill

2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2004

2005

2006

2008

BIG TEN ALL-FRESHMAN Amanda Brown, Natalie Jacobs, Tiffany Weimer Sarah Dwyer, Ali Krieger Denay Riley Sheree Gray, Allie Long Alyssa Naeher, Katie Schoepfer Danielle Toney Tiffany Weimer Natalie Jacobs Erin McLeod Tiffany Weimer Lindsay Bach Natalie Jacobs Ali Krieger Erin McLeod Tiffany Weimer Sheree Gray Ali Krieger Allie Long Emma omson Bold denotes current student-athlete * – Denotes co-recipient

KELLY CONVEY

SARAH DWYER 1999 • 2002 • 2005 WOMEN’S COLLEGE CUP


BIG TEN AWARDS AND ACADEMIC HONORS BIG TEN PLAYER OF THE WEEK Rachel Hoffman, Oct. 11 Rachel Hoffman, Nov. 1 1995 Liz Villamil, Sept. 5 Carole Dutchka, Oct. 30 1996 Rachel Hoffman, Sept. 16 Carole Dutchka, Sept. 23 Kelly Convey, Oct. 28 1998 Bonnie Young, Sept. 7 Emily Oleksiuk, Sept. 14 Emily Oleksiuk, Nov. 9 1999 Emily Oleksiuk, Sept. 13 Christie Welsh, Oct. 12 Christie Welsh, Oct. 19 Courtney Lawson, Oct. 25 2000 Stephanie Smith, Sept. 11 Christie Welsh, Sept. 25 Christie Welsh, Oct. 2 2001 Christie Welsh, Sept. 24 Heidi Drummond, Oct. 1 Christie Welsh, Oct. 8 Emily Oleksiuk, Oct. 22 Christie Welsh, Nov. 5 2002 Amanda Brown, Sept. 9 Heidi Drummond, Sept. 16 Tiffany Weimer, Sept. 30 Leigh Hamilton, Sept. 30 Heidi Drummond, Oct. 14 Heidi Drummond, Oct. 21 2003 Amanda Brown, Sept. 8 Joanna Lohman, Sept 15 Tiffany Weimer, Oct. 6 Tiffany Weimer, Oct. 13 Heidi Drummond, Oct. 27 2004 Tiffany Weimer, Sept. 6 Tiffany Weimer, Sept. 20 Natalie Jacobs, Oct. 4 Tiffany Weimer, Oct. 4 Tiffany Weimer, Oct. 11 Erin McLeod, Oct. 18 Tiffany Weimer, Oct. 18 Erin McLeod, Nov. 1 Tiffany Weimer, Nov. 1 2005 Tiffany Weimer, Aug. 29 Tiffany Weimer, Sept. 5 Erin McLeod, Sept. 12 Tiffany Weimer, Oct. 3* Tiffany Weimer, Oct. 24 Ali Krieger, Oct. 31 2006 Aubrey Aden-Buie, Sept. 25 Allie Long, Oct. 23 2007 Katie Schoepfer, Sept. 17 Alyssa Naeher, Sept. 24 Katie Schoepfer, Oct. 8 Zoe Bouchelle, Oct. 15 Tara Davies, Oct. 29 Alyssa Naeher, Nov. 5 2008 Alyssa Naeher, Oct. 20 Katie Schoepfer, Oct. 20 Jessie Davis, Oct. 27 1994

11-TIME BIG TEN CHAMPIONS 1998-2008

BIG TEN TOURNAMENT OFFENSIVE MVP 2006 Aubrey Aden-Buie 2008 Danielle Toney BIG TEN TOURNAMENT DEFENSIVE MVP 2006 Ali Krieger 2008 Alyssa Naeher BIG TEN ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM 1999 Kelly Convey, Emily Oleksiuk, Christie Welsh 2000 Joanna Lohman, Emily Oleksiuk, Stephanie Smith, Bonnie Young 2001 Joanna Lohman, Megan Mills, Christie Welsh 2002 Christie Welsh 2003 Amanda Brown 2004 Erin McLeod, Tiffany Weimer 2005 Allie Long 2006 Aubrey Aden-Buie, Sarah Dwyer, Ali Krieger 2007 Katie Schoepfer 2008 Jessie Davis, Alyssa Naeher Danielle Toney BIG TEN MEDAL OF HONOR 2004-05 Joanna Lohman 2008-09 Zoe Bouchelle ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN 1994 Bridget Brugger, Susan Criss, Corinne Fiene, Laura Herold, Erica Phillips, Deborah Summers, Gyll Turteltaub 1995 Dina DaCosta, Jodi Huckabee, Lauren Miller, Lauren Olmsted, Liz Villamil 1996 Jen Baer, Dara Christante, Tracy Frost, Jodi Huckabee, Meghan Hyland, Lauren Miller, Heather Miskiewicz, Lauren Olmsted, Liz Villamil, Jaime Welsch 1997 Jen Baer, Dara Christante, Tracy Frost, Darcie Hite, Jodi Huckabee, Jen Medina, Lauren Miller, Lauren Olmsted, Liz Villamil, Jaime Welsch 1998 Jen Baer, Dara Christante, Carole Dutchka, Emily Ferguson, Tracy Frost, Meghan Hyland, Jennifer Medina, Erin Miller, Luanne Strom 1999 Erin Cochran, Meredith Guerin, Nicole Heilman, Colleen Kaufold, Megan McKeown, Emily Medina, Erin Miller, Megan Mills, Emily Oleksiuk, Megan Smart, Luanne Strom 2000 Kelli Anderson, Erin Cochran, Sarah Gebauer, Tamara Johnson, Colleen Kaufold, Kristen Mandler, Megan McKeown, Erin Miller, Megan Mills, Emily Oleksiuk, Kris Phillips, Christy Powdrell, Megan Smart,

Luanne Strom, Alison Weimer Heidi Drummond, Sarah Gebauer, Leigh Hamilton, Alexandra Hill, Tamara Johnson, Kristen Mandler, Megan Mills, Emily Oleksiuk, Stephanie Pezzullo, Christy Powdrell, Alison Weimer, Christie Welsh Lindsay Bach, Heidi Drummond, 2002 Sarah Gebauer, Leigh Hamilton, Sophie Hiler, Alexandra Hill, Tamara Johnson, Amanda Lentz, Joanna Lohman, Kristen Mandler, Brooke Mertz, Stephanie Pezzullo, Christy Powdrell, Alison Weimer, Christie Welsh 2003 Lindsay Bach, Amanda Brown, Heidi Drummond, Leigh Hamilton, Sophie Hiler, Natalie Jacobs, Mandy Komar, Amanda Lentz, Joanna Lohman, Brooke Mertz, Carmelina Moscato, Stephanie Pezzullo 2004 Lindsay Bach, Amanda Brown, Sarah Dwyer, Sophie Hiler, Janelle Hoak, Natalie Jacobs, Ali Krieger, Amanda Lentz, Holly Lincoln, Alison McKeown, Brooke Mertz, Carmelina Moscato, Stephanie Pezzullo, Jean Rettig, Jaime Stich, Heather Tomko, Tiffany Weimer 2005 Kaleen Adami, Aubrey Aden-Buie, Lindsay Bach, Zoe Bouchelle, Amanda Brown, Sarah Dwyer, Janelle Hoak, Natalie Jacobs, Ali Krieger, Holly Lincoln, Erin McLeod, Carmelina Moscato, Jean Rettig, Heather Tomko, Tiffany Weimer 2006 Kaleen Adami, Aubrey Aden-Buie, Zoe Bouchelle, Allison Daus, Jessie Davis, Sarah Dwyer, Ali Krieger, Holly Lincoln, Allie Long, Kate Milstead, Ashley Myers, Jean Rettig, Heather Tomko 2007 Aubrey Aden-Buie, Zoe Bouchelle, Allie Daus, Tara Davies, Jesse Davis, Jamie Morrison, Ashley Myers, Alyssa Naeher, Alli Rago, Maura Ryan, Katie Schoepfer, Jess Shue 2008 Kaleen Adami, Zoe Bouchelle, Alli Daus, Tara Davies, Jessie Davis, Melissa Hayes, Megan Monroig, Ashley Myers, Alyssa Naeher, Alli Rago, Katie Schoepfer, Danielle Toney 2001

Bold denotes current student-athlete * – Denotes co-recipient

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TEAM AWARDS 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER Rachel Hoffman Rachel Hoffman Jodi Huckabee Kelly Convey, Rachel Hoffman Emily Oleksiuk Emily Oleksiuk Emily Oleksiuk Joanna Lohman Joanna Lohman Joanna Lohman Lindsay Bach Erin McLeod Ali Krieger Alyssa Naeher Alyssa Naeher

OUTSTANDING OFFENSIVE PLAYER 1994 Lauren Olmsted 1995 Carole Dutchka 1996 Rachel Hoffman 1997 Carole Dutchka 1998 Kelly Convey, Carole Dutchka 1999 Christie Welsh 2000 Christie Welsh 2001 Heidi Drummond 2002 Heidi Drummond 2003 Heidi Drummond 2004 Tiffany Weimer 2005 Tiffany Weimer 2006 Aubrey Aden-Buie 2007 Katie Schoepfer 2008 Danielle Toney

JODI HUCKABEE 58 PENN STATE 2009WOMEN’S SOCCER

OUTSTANDING DEFENSIVE PLAYER 1994 Lauren Miller 1995 Lauren Miller 1996 Jaime Welsch 1997 Jaime Welsch 1998 Megan Mills 1999 Megan Mills Bonnie Young 2000 2001 Bonnie Young 2002 Leigh Hamilton 2003 Leigh Hamilton 2004 Natalie Jacobs 2005 Lindsay Bach 2006 Alyssa Naeher 2007 Jessie Davis 2008 Jessie Davis

1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

MOST IMPROVED PLAYER Jodi Huckabee Jaime Welsch Tracy Frost Nicole Heilman Jennifer Medina Kelly Kolodczak Erin Miller Lindsay Bach Jamie Stich Sarah Dwyer Holly Lincoln Sarah Dwyer Jessie Davis Danielle Toney Meghan Gill

JAMIE WELSCH

1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006

SENIORS’ UNSUNG AWARD Julie Munch Darcie Hite Tracy Frost Jen Baer Erin, Miller, Nicole Heilman Lauren Pumphrey Sarah Gebauer Alison Weimer Stephanie Smith Janelle Hoak Holly Lincoln Sarah Dwyer Kaleen Adami

2007 2008

RODNEY SWINEFORD AWARD Jean Rettig Zoe Bouchelle

PENN STATE ERNEST B. MCCOY AWARD 2004-05 Jenna Lohman 2008-09 Zoe Bouchelle

Bold denotes current student-athlete

ERIN MILLER 1999 • 2002 • 2005 WOMEN’S COLLEGE CUP


INDIVIDUAL RECORDS SINGLE-GAME OFFENSE

SHOTS 12 12 12 10 10 10 10

Katie Schoepfer Katie Schoepfer Christie Welsh Heidi Drummond Heidi Drummond Christie Welsh Kelly Convey

4 4 4

Christie Welsh vs. Michigan 10/7/01 Courtney Lawson vs. Ohio State 10/22/99 Christie Welsh vs. James Madison 9/5/99

4 3 3 3 3 3

Ali Krieger Melissa Hayes Christie Welsh Joanna Lohman Christie Welsh

10 8 8 7 7

Christie Welsh vs. Michigan 10/7/01 Courtney Lawson at Ohio State 10/22/99 Christie Welsh vs. James Madison 9/5/99 Christie Welsh vs. Duke 9/7/01 Christie Welsh vs. Virginia 10/29/99

GOALS

ASSISTS

vs. Hofstra 11/18/07 vs. Ohio State 11/9/07 vs. Michigan 10/7/01 vs. Iowa 9/21/04 vs. Santa Clara 9/14/04 vs. Texas A&M 9/17/00 at Rutgers 10/21/98

vs. Bucknell at Bucknell Pittsburgh at Pittsburgh at Ohio State

Jeannine Verdrager vs. Maryland

9/17/03 9/19/07 9/1/03 10/28/01 10/22/99

POINTS

9/4/98

SINGLE-GAME GOALKEEPING

POINTS

15 Robyn Van Praag vs. Minnesota

10/9/94

BONNIE YOUNG 11-TIME BIG TEN CHAMPIONS 1998-2008

SINGLE-SEASON OFFENSE

SHOTS

124 123 115 114 104 104

Tiffany Weimer Christie Welsh Joanna Lohman Christie Welsh Katie Schoepfer Katie Schoepfer

23 gms. 26 gms. 25 gms. 24 gms. 24 gms. 24. gms.

2004 2001 2003 2002 2008 2007

32 27 26 25 21

Tiffany Weimer Christie Welsh Tiffany Weimer Christie Welsh Tiffany Weimer

32 gms. 26 gms. 23 gms. 26 gms. 25 gms.

2005 1999 2004 2001 2003

18 14 13 12 12

Christie Welsh Joanna Lohman Christie Welsh Stephanie Smith Tiffany Weimer

26 gms. 26 gms. 26 gms. 26 gms. 23 gms.

2001 2001 1999 2000 2004

69 68 67 64 51 44

Tiffany Weimer Christie Welsh Christie Welsh Tiffany Weimer Tiffany Weimer Joanna Lohman

32 gms. 26 gms. 26 gms. 23 gms. 25 gms. 25 gms.

2005 2001 1999 2004 2003 2003

13 9 8 7 7 7

Tiffany Weimer Christie Welsh Joanna Lohman Katie Schoepfer Christie Welsh Carole Dutchka

32 gms. 26 gms. 25 gms. 24 gms. 21 gms. 26 gms.

2005 1999 2003 2007 2000 1998

GOALS

ASSISTS

POINTS

GAME-WINNING GOALS

STEPHANIE SMITH

SINGLE-SEASON GOALKEEPING

SAVES

132 115 115

Emily Oleksiuk Emily Oleksiuk Emily Oleksiuk

25 gms. 26 gms. 24 gms.

1998 1999 2000

15.4 11.0 10.47 10.0 9.85

Emily Oleksiuk Erin McLeod Erin McLeod Amanda Brown Emily Oleksiuk

24 gms. 21 gms. 24 gms. 23 gms. 26 gms.

2000 2004 2005 2003 1999

2,229 2,223

Emily Oleksiuk Emily Oleksiuk

26 gms. 24 gms.

1999 2000

22 21 20 20

Erin McLeod Emily Oleksiuk Emily Oleksiuk Emily Oleksiuk

24 gms. 25 gms. 26 gms. 26 gms.

2005 1999 2001 2000

.957 .875 .857 .854

Erin McLeod Erin McLeod Emily Oleksiuk Emily Oleksiuk

22-0-2 17-2-1 21-4-1 20-3-1

2005 2004 1999 2000

0.41 0.43 0.62 0.75

Emily Oleksiuk Erin McLeod Alyssa Naeher Emily Oleksiuk

9 10

Erin McLeod Emily Oleksiuk

SHUTOUTS (minimum 600 minutes played)

MINUTES WINS

WINNING PERCENTAGE (minimum 1,000 minutes played)

WINNING PERCENTAGE (minimum 1,000 minutes played) 2222:40 1885:59 2176:18 2168:52

10 GA 9 GA 15 GA 18 GA

2000 2004 2007 2001

FEWEST GOALS ALLOWED (minimum 1,000 minutes played) 21 gms. 24 gms.

2004 2000

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NITTANY LION ALL-TIME RECORDS SHOTS

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

431 356 347 317 284 283 230 214 175 160

CAREER OFFENSE Christie Welsh Tiffany Weimer Joanna Lohman Rachel Hoffman Katie Schoepfer Heidi Drummond Kelly Convey Carole Dutchka Bonnie Young Stephanie Smith

97 gms. 97 gms. 101 gms. 87 gms. 71 gms. 98 gms. 93 gms. 87 gms. 103 gms. 101 gms.

1999-02 2002-05 2000-03 1994-97 2006-08 2000-03 1996-99 1995-98 1998-01 2000-03

91 82 58 56 44 41 34 31 31 10. 30

Tiffany Weimer Christie Welsh Rachel Hoffman Heidi Drummond Carole Dutchka Joanna Lohman Katie Schoepfer Aubrey Aden-Buie Bonnie Young Courtney Lawson

97 gms. 97 gms. 87 gms. 98 gms. 87 gms. 101 gms. 71 gms. 94 gms. 103 gms. 96 gms.

2002-05 1999-02 1994-97 2000-03 1995-98 2000-03 2006-08 2004-07 1998-01 1996-99

1.

Christie Welsh Tiffany Weimer Heidi Drummond Rachel Hoffman Carole Dutchka Joanna Lohman Katie Schoepfer Bonnie Young Aubrey Aden-Buie Kelly Convey Lauren Olmsted

97 gms. 97 gms. 98 gms. 87 gms. 87 gms. 101 gms. 71 gms. 103 gms. 94 gms. 93 gms. 72 gms.

1999-02 2002-05 2000-03 1994-97 1995-98 2000-03 2006-08 1998-01 2004-07 1996-99 1994-97

GOALS

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

GAME-WINNING GOALS

27 27 3. 19 4. 18 5. 17 6. 15 7. 13 8. 11 11 10. 10 10

CHRISTIE WELSH 60 PENN STATE 2009WOMEN’S SOCCER

ASSISTS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

8. 9.

52 37 32 31 29 26 26 25 20 20 20

POINTS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

216 214 147 138 119 108 85 82 82 10. 80

Christie Welsh Joanna Lohman Tiffany Weimer Rachel Hoffman Stephanie Smith Heidi Drummond Kelly Convey Liz Villamil Bonnie Young Courtney Lawson Carole Dutchka

97 gms. 101 gms. 97 gms. 87 gms. 101 gms. 98 gms. 93 gms. 87 gms. 103 gms. 96 gms. 87 gms.

1999-02 2000-03 2002-05 1994-97 2000-03 2000-03 1996-99 1994-97 1998-01 1996-97 1995-98

Christie Welsh Tiffany Weimer Rachel Hoffman Heidi Drummond Joanna Lohman Carole Dutchka Katie Schoepfer Bonnie Young Kelly Convey Courtney Lawson

97 gms. 97 gms. 87 gms. 98 gms. 101 gms. 87 gms. 71 gms. 103 gms. 93 gms. 96 gms.

1999-02 2002-05 1994-97 2000-03 2000-03 1995-98 2006-08 1998-01 1996-99 1996-99

TIFFANY WEIMER

PLAYED 1. 2. 3.

CAREER GAMES

104 103 101 101 5. 100 6. 97 97 97 9. 96 10. 94 94 94 94

Bonnie Young Megan Mills Joanna Lohman Stephanie Smith Emily Oleksiuk Luanne Strom Tiffany Weimer Christie Welsh Courtney Lawson Aubrey Aden-Buie Denay Riley Ali Krieger Stephanie Pezzullo

1997-01 1998-01 2000-03 2000-03 1998-01 1997-00 2002-05 1999-02 1996-99 2004-07 2004-07 2003-06 2001-04

1. 2. 3.

Megan Mills Bonnie Young Joanna Lohman Stephanie Smith Emily Oleksiuk

1997-01 1997-01 2000-03 2000-03 1998-01

STARTED

5.

103 103 101 101 100

ALI KRIEGER 1999 • 2002 • 2005 WOMEN’S COLLEGE CUP


NITTANY LION ALL-TIME RECORDS CAREER GOALKEEPING

SAVES

416 306 272 195

Emily Oleksiuk Dara Christante Alyssa Naeher Robyn Van Praag

SHUTOUTS

43.75 25.39 21.47 21.00 14.94

Emily Oleksiuk Alyssa Naeher Erin McLeod Amanda Brown Dara Christante

MINUTES PLAYED

100 gms. 55 gms. 67 gms. 35 gms. 100 gms. 67 gms. 45 gms. 52 gms. 55 gms.

1998-01 1995-98 2006-08 1994-96 1998-01 2006-08 2004-05 2002-05 1995-98

8,853 6,048 4,879 4,560

Emily Oleksiuk* Alyssa Naeher Dara Christante Amanda Brown

100 gms. 67 gms. 55 gms. 52 gms.

1998-01 2006-08 1995-98 2002-05

81 47 39 38 33

Emily Oleksiuk Alyssa Naeher Erin McLeod Amanda Brown Dara Christante

100 gms. 67 gms. 45 gms. 52 gms. 55 gms.

1998-01 2006-08 2004-05 2002-05 1995-98

.921 830 .796 .758 .730

Erin McLeod Emily Oleksiuk Amanda Brown Robyn Van Praag Alyssa Naeher

39-2-3 81-15-4 37-8-4 23-7-1 47-15-5

2004-05 1998-01 2002-05 1994-96 2006-08

0.64 0.74 0.86 1.00 1.03

E. McLeod E. Oleksiuk A. Naeher A. Brown R. Van Praag

29 GA 73 GA 58 GA 51GA 32 GA

2004-05 1998-01 2006-08 2002-05 1994-96

WINS

WINNING PERCENTAGE 1

GOALS AGAINST AVERAGE 1 4,073 8,853 6,048 4,560 2,804

EMILY OLEKSIUK 11-TIME BIG TEN CHAMPIONS 1998-2008

MISCELLANEOUS

ALL-TIME HAT TRICKS

CONSECUTIVE GAMES WITH AT LEAST ONE GOAL 17 13 7

Tiffany Weimer^ Tiffany Weimer Christie Welsh

9/26/05-10/23/05 9/24/04-11/5/04 9/22/00-11/2/00

CONSECUTIVE SHUTOUT MINUTES BY A GOALKEEPER 857:24 518:45

Erin McLeod Emily Oleksiuk

FASTEST FIRST GOAL 0:56 1:04

SHORTEST TIME BETWEEN TWO PENN STATE GOALS

9/11/06 10/6/00

00:15 vs. Iowa 9/21/03 Joanna Lohman, Tiffany Weimer (76:16-76:31)

SHORTEST TIME BETWEEN GOALS BY SAME PLAYER 00:16 Christie Welsh (vs. Indiana) (75:57; 76:13)

Bonnie Young

Christie Welsh*

Kelly Convey

OPPONENT

vs. Maryland

vs. James Madison

vs. Minnesota

DATE

9/4/98

9/5/99

10/3/99

Christie Welsh

vs. Northwestern

10/15/99

Christie Welsh

vs. Virginia

10/29/99

Courtney Lawson* at Ohio State

10/1/04-11/4/04 10/8/00-11/3/00

Tiffany Weimer (vs. USC) Christie Welsh (vs. Illinois)

PLAYER

Christie Welsh Christie Welsh

at James Madison 9/10/00 vs. Indiana

9/22/00

vs. Michigan

10/7/01

Christie Welsh

vs. Duke

Christie Welsh

at Pittsburgh

Christie Welsh* Tiffany Weimer

vs. Indiana

Heidi Drummond vs. Illinois Tiffany Weimer

at Wisconsin

Tiffany Weimer

vs. Texas A&M

Tiffany Weimer

10/22/99

vs. Washington

* indicates four goals scored

9/7/01

10/28/01 9/27/02

10/11/02 9/17/04

8/26/05

11/19/05

9/22/00

FASTEST FIRST GOAL BY AN OPPONENT 0:27 0:46

Kristina Larsen (UCLA) Brittany Barakat (UConn)

8/25/2006 11/24/02

* – NCAA Record ^ – Shares NCAA Record 1 – Minimum 20 games/1,000 minutes Bold – Current student-athlete

DARA CHRISTANTE

COURTNEY LAWSON

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NITTANY LION TEAM RECORDS SHOTS GAME 42

at Rutgers

10/21/98

499

26 games

2000

SEASON

PER GAME

19.19 499 shots (26 gms.)

GOALS GAME

2000

9

vs. Bucknell

83

26 games

2001

3.19

83 goals (26 gms.)

2001

SEASON

PER GAME

ASSISTS GAME

9/25/01

8 8

vs. Bucknell at Seton Hall

67

26 games

2001

2.58

67 assists (26 gms.)

2001

SEASON

PER GAME

POINTS GAME

9/25/01 9/15/96

26

vs. Bucknell

233

83g-67a (26 gms.)

2001

8.96

233 points (26 gms.)

2001

SEASON

PER GAME

SAVES GAME

9/25/01

17

vs. James Madison

164

23 games

1995

7.13

164 saves (23 gms.)

1995

SEASON

PER GAME

SHUTOUTS SEASON 17

26 games

9/2/95

2000

FEWEST GOALS ALLOWED

MISCELLANEOUS

11

26 games

2000

.960

23-0-2 (25 gms.)

2005

0.42

11 GA (26 gms.)

2000

23

23-0-2 (25 gms.)

2005

19

Aug. 26-Oct. 30

2005

27

Aug. 26, 2005 Aug. 27, 2006

39 19

Sept. 17, 2001 Nov. 12, 2004 Oct. 1, 1999 Nov. 17, 2000

39 20

Sept. 17, 2001 Nov. 12, 2004 Sept. 19, 1999 Nov. 17, 2000

SEASON

PER GAME

CORNER KICKS GAME 19

at Purdue

9/28/01

203

26 games

2000

7.81

203 CKs (26 gms.)

2000

SEASON

PER GAME

MOST FOULS GAME 29

at Michigan

342

26 games

1999

13.15 342 fouls (26 gms.)

1999

SEASON

PER GAME

FEWEST FOULS GAME 3

0.40

26 games

eight times; last time vs. Purdue 9/25/05

SEASON 189

19 games

1994

8.78

202 fouls (23 gms.)

1997

PER GAME

MOST PENALTY KICKS ATTEMPTED IN A SEASON

8 5 5 4 4 4

6 goals 3 goals 1 goal 3 goals 4 goals 2 goals

2005 2003 2002 2006 1998 1994

6 4 3 3

8 attempts 4 attempts 4 attempts 5 attempts

2005 1998 2006 2003

GOALS IN A SEASON

GOALS AGANST AVERAGE SEASON

11/3/05

2000

WINNING PERCENTAGE MOST WINS

CONSECUTIVE WINS UNBEATEN STREAK

CONSECUTIVE HOME WINS HOME UNBEATEN STREAK

CONSECUTIVE ROAD WINS

(exluding neutral site games) 9 Sept. 12, 1999 Aug, 29, 2000

CONSECUTIVE BIG TEN REGULAR SEASON WINS 20

Sept. 24, 1999-Sept. 23, 2001

29

Sept. 19, 1999-Oct. 21, 2001

BIG TEN REGULAR SEASON UNBEATEN STREAK BEST START TO A SEASON 19-0-0 1.000 (19 gms. 23-0-2 .960 (25 gms.)

2005 2005

CONSECUTIVE WINNING SEASONS 15

1994-present

10

Oct. 1, 2004

8 8 8

vs. Iowa (8-0) 10/9/05 at Iowa (8-0) 10/15/04 vs. Pittsburgh (8-0) 9/13/96

5

at Washington (0-5) 10/6/95

6 5

4-1-1 2-0-3

CONSECUTIVE SHUTOUTS

Nov. 4, 2004

LARGEST MARGIN OF VICTORY LARGEST MARGIN OF DEFEAT MOST OVERTIME GAMES

2005 2006

OPPONENT RECORDS

SHOTS

Most in a Game at Northwestern 9/24/95 35 Most in a Season 317 26 games 2006 Fewest in a Game vs. Ohio State 10/20/00 0 Fewest in a Season 166 25 games 2003

GOALS

Most in a Game 5 at Washington Most in a Season 34 23 games Fewest in a Season 11 26 games

ASSISTS

Most in a Game at Michigan 6 Most in a Season 27 24 games Fewest in a Season 10 26 games

POINTS

Most in a Game 14 at Michigan Most in a Season 86 23 games Fewest in a Season 32 26 games

SAVES

Most in a Game 22 vs. Buffalo Most in a Season 201 26 games Fewest in a Season 128 26 games

SHUTOUTS

Most in a Season 5 23 games Fewest in a Season 1 25 games 1 26 games 1 23 games 1 22 games

CORNER KICKS

10/6/95 1997 2000 10/4/02 2002 2000 10/4/02 1997 2000 9/29/95 2001 1999 1995 2005 2001 1997 1996

Most in a Game 11 vs.North Carolina 12/3/99 11 at Michigan State 10/13/95 Most in a Season 104 26 games 1999 Fewest in a Season 64 1994 and 2001

FOULS

e 2001 Penn State Nittany Lions team was the second-highest scoring team in the nation and set a numerous Big Ten and school offensive records.

62 PENN STATE 2009WOMEN’S SOCCER

Most in a Season 299 26 games Fewest in a Season 197 19 games

2006 1994

1999 • 2002 • 2005 WOMEN’S COLLEGE CUP


NITTANY LION CLASS RECORDS FRESHMAN SEASON

Games Played 26

Eight times; last by A. Myers

2006

Games Started 26

Shots

Seven times; last by 2001 L. Hamilton, J. Lohman, S. Smith

97 76 74

Christie Welsh Katie Schoepfer Joanna Lohman

27 17 12

Christie Welsh 1999 Rachel Hoffman 1994 Weimer (‘02), Young (‘98) C. Dutchka (‘95)

Goals

Assists 13 12 9

Points 67 36 32

Christie Welsh Stephanie Smith Ali Krieger

1999 2000 2003

Christie Welsh Rachel Hoffman Carole Dutchka

1999 1994 1995

Game-Winning Goals 9 5 4

1999 2006 2000

Christie Welsh Rachel Hoffman Bonnie Young

1999 1994 1998

SOPHOMORE SEASON

Games Played 26

Nine times; last by J. Davis

2006

JUNIOR SEASON

Games Played 26

Six times; last by A. Aden Buie, C. Bedesem 2006

SENIOR SEASON

Games Played 26

Seven times; last by S. Dwyer, A. Krieger, H. Tomko

2006

Seven times; last by S. Dwyer, A. Krieger, H. Tomko

2006

115 114 99

Joanna Lohman Christie Welsh Tiffany Weimer

2003 2002 2005

32 19 15

Tiffany Weimer Joanna Lohman Heidi Drummond

2005 2003 2003

Games Started

Games Started

Games Started

Shots

Shots

Shots

26

Eight times; 2001 last by H. Drummond J. Lohman, S. Smith

104 97 84

Katie Schoepfer Christie Welsh Joanna Lohman

2007 2000 2001

21 18 17

Tiffany Weimer Heidi Drummond Christie Welsh

2003 2001 2000

Goals

Assists 14 11 11

Joanna Lohman 2001 Jeannine Verdrager 1998 Liz Villamil 1995

Points 51 43 42 42

Tiffany Weimer Heidi Drummond Christie Welsh Rachel Hoffman

2003 2001 2000 1995

7 7

Katie Schoepfer Christie Welsh

2007 2000

Game-Winning Goals

26

Four times; last by A. Aden-Buie 2006

124 123 104

Tiffany Weimer Christie Welsh Katie Schoepfer

2004 2001 2008

26 25

Tiffany Weimer Christie Welsh

2004 2001

Goals

Assists 18 12 11 11

Christie Welsh Tiffany Weimer Joanna Lohman Rachel Hoffman

2001 2004 2002 1996

68 64 34

Christie Welsh Tiffany Weimer Heidi Drummond

2001 2004 2002

Points

Game-Winning Goals 6 6 6

Tiffany Weimer Heidi Drummond Christie Welsh

2004 2002 2001

26

Goals

Assists 13 10 10

Points 69 44 40

Christie Welsh 2002 Heidi Drummond 2003 Carmelina Moscato 2005 Tiffany Weimer Joanna Lohman Heidi Drummond

Game-Winning Goals 13 8

Tiffany Weimer Joanna Lohman

2005 2003 2003 2005 2003

Goalkeeper Minutes Played

Goalkeeper Minutes Played

Goalkeeper Minutes Played

Goalkeeper Minutes Played

Wins

Wins

Wins

Wins

2,232 Emily Oleksiuk 2,152 Amanda Brown

1998 2002

20

1998

Emily Oleksiuk

Shutouts

2,229 Emily Oleksiuk 21

Emily Oleksiuk

Shutouts

1999 1999

9.0 8.5

Amanda Brown Emily Oleksiuk

2002 1998

10 9.85

Amanda Brown Emily Oleksiuk

2003 1999

132 107

Emily Oleksiuk Dara Christante

1998 1995

115 103

Emily Oleksiuk Alyssa Naeher

1999 2007

0.89 0.89

Alyssa Naeher Emily Oleksiuk

2006 1998

0.62

Alyssa Naeher

2007

Saves

Goals-Against Average

Saves

Goals-Against Average

CHRISTIE WELSH 11-TIME BIG TEN CHAMPIONS 1998-2008

JOANNA LOHMAN

2,222 Emily Oleksiuk

2000

20 17

Emily Oleksiuk Erin McLeod

2000 2004

15.4

Emily Oleksiuk

2000

Shutouts Saves 107

Dara Christante

Goals-Against Average 0.40 0.43

Emily Oleksiuk Erin McLeod

HEIDI DRUMMOND

1997 2000 2004

2,187 Erin McLeod 2,169 Emily Oleksiuk

2005 2001

22 20

Erin McLeod Emily Oleksiuk

2005 2001

10 9

Emily Oleksiuk Erin McLeod

2001 2005

85

Erin McLeod

2005

Shutouts Saves

Goals-Against Average 0.75 0.82

Emily Oleksiuk Erin McLeod

2001 2005

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YEARLY STAT LEADERS YEAR 1994

1995

1996

1997

1998 1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

GOALS

R. Hoffman . . . . . .17

R. Hoffman . . . . . .16

R. Hoffman . . . . . .11

R. Hoffman . . . . . .14

ASSISTS

L. Olmsted . . . . . . .7

L. Villamil . . . . . . . .11

R. Hoffman . . . . . .11

R. Hoffman . . . . . . .8

POINTS

R. Hoffman . . . . . .36

R. Hoffman . . . . . .42

R. Hoffman . . . . . .33

R. Hoffman . . . . . .36

SAVES

R. Van Praag . . 109

D. Christante . . 107

D. Christante . . . 87

D. Christante . . 107

GAA

R. Van Praag . . .0.89

D. Christante . . .1.38

R. Van Praag . . .0.87

T. Frost . . . . . . . .1.07

REC. GF-A

14-4-1 45-17

15-7-1 58-32

15-5-2 51-28

15-7-1 51-34

C. Dutchka . . . . .12

J. Verdrager . . . . .11

C. Dutchka . . . . .30

E. Oleksiuk . . . . 132

E. Oleksiuk . . . . .0.89

21-4-1 53-23

C. Welsh . . . . . . . .27

C. Welsh . . . . . . . .13

C. Welsh . . . . . . . .67

E. Oleksiuk. . . . . 115

E. Oleksiuk . . . . .0.93

21-4-1 75-25

B. Young . . . . . . . .12

C. Welsh . . . . . . . .17

C. Welsh . . . . . . . .25

H. Drummond . . .14

T. Weimer . . . . . . .21

T. Weimer . . . . . . .26

T. Weimer . . . . . . .32

A. Aden-Buie . . . .12

K. Schoepfer . . . .15

K. Schoepfer . . . .11

S. Smith . . . . . . . . .12

C. Welsh . . . . . . . .18

C. Welsh . . . . . . . .13

H. Drummond . . .10

T. Weimer . . . . . . .12

C. Moscato . . . . .10

S. Dwyer . . . . . . . . .6

M. Hayes . . . . . . . .6

K. Schoepfer . . . . .7

D. Toney . . . . . . . . .7

C. Welsh . . . . . . . .42

C. Welsh . . . . . . . .68

C. Welsh . . . . . . . .39

T. Weimer . . . . . . .51

T. Weimer . . . . . . .64

T. Weimer . . . . . . .69

A. Aden-Buie . . . .28

K. Schoepfer . . . .35

K. Schoepfer . . . .29

E. Oleksiuk. . . . . . 89

E. Oleksiuk. . . . . . 80

A. Brown . . . . . . . 89

A. Brown . . . . . . . 50

E. McLeod . . . . . 56

E. McLeod . . . . . 85

A. Naeher. . . . . . 79

A. Naeher. . . . . 103

A. Naeher. . . . . . 90

E. Oleksiuk . . . .0.40

E. Oleksiuk . . . . .0.74

A. Brown . . . . . .1.13

A. Brown . . . . . .0.96

E. McLeod . . . . .0.43

22-3-1 54-11

21-4-1 83-23

19-4-1 58-27

19-3-3 69-23

19-3-1 57-11

E. McLeod . . . . .0.82

23-0-2 78-20

A. Naeher . . . . .0.62

18-4-2 44-15

A. Naeher . . . . .0.80

A. Naeher . . . . .1.11

18-5-3 48-25 16-8-0 40-25

BOLD indicates season record; Goalkeepers must have played more then 50% of the team’s total minutes.

EMILY OLEKSIUK

RACHEL HOFFMAN 64 PENN STATE 2009WOMEN’S SOCCER

TIFFANY WEIMER 1999 • 2002 • 2005 WOMEN’S COLLEGE CUP


ALL-TIME LETTERWINNERS A

Abbazia, Tammy Abelson, Samantha Adami, Kaleen Aden-Buie, Aubrey Anderson, Kelli

B

Bach, Lindsay Baer, Jen Bedesem, Carly Boomsma, Kristin Bouchelle, Zoe Brown, Amanda Brugger, Bridget

D F M F D

1994 1998-99 2004-08 2004-07 1999-2000

M/D D F/M D M GK M

2001-05 1995-98 2004-07 1994-96 2004-08 2002-05 1994

Caverly, Lyndsey D Christante, Dara GK Cochran, Erin M/D Cohen, Kim M Comerchero, Melissa D Connelly, Joanne D Convey, Kelly F/M Costa, Tani F Criss, Susan D

1996-97 1995-98 1998-2000 1994-96 1996 1994-96 1996-99 Present 1994

C

D

DaCosta, Dina D’Agostino, Bianca Daus, Allie Davies, Tara Davis, Jessie Desai, Panthini Donofrio, Alli Drummond, Heidi Duggan, Akilah Dutchka, Carole Dwyer, Sarah

E

M F/M/D M F/M/D D M F F M/D F M/D

1994-97 2007 2005-08 2006-present 2005-08 1997 2004 2000-03 2006 1995-98 2003-06

Evans, Maddy

M

Present

Ferguson, Emily Fiene, Corrie Frost, Tracy

D F GK

1997 1994 1995-98

Garcia, Bri Gebauer, Sarah Gill, Meghan Gray, Sheree Guerin, Meredith

D D M F/M M

2008-present 1999-2002 2007-present 2005-07 1998-00

Hakes, Jackie Hamilton, Leigh Hartmann, Kristin Hayes, Melissa Heilman, Nicole Herold, Laura Herrmann, Jess Hiler, Sophie Hill, Alexandra Hite, Darcie Hoak, Janelle Hoffman, Rachel Hubbard, Julie Huckabee, Jodie Hyland, Meghan

D M GK M D M M F F F F/M F F/M D M

2008-present 2000-03 2008-present 2007-present 1996-99 1994 2007 2001-04 2000-02 1995-97 2002-05 1994-97 Present 1994-97 1995-98

F

G

H

11-TIME BIG TEN CHAMPIONS 1998-2008

J

Jacobs, Natalie Johnson, Tamara

K

D M

2002-05 1999-02

Kane, Libby Kaufold, Colleen Kerr, Ashley Killough, Erin Kogelmann, Heather Kolodczak, Kelly Komar, Mandy Krieger, Ali

F M GK M F D F/M M

1995-96 1998-2001 2006 1996-97 1994-95 1997-2000 2002-03 2003-06

Lamarre, Rachel Lawson, Courtney Lentz, Amanda Liese, Jen Lincoln, Holly Lohman, Joanna Long, Allie

M F/M D GK D M M

Present 1996-99 2001-04 2003 2003-06 2000-03 2005-06

Mandler, Kristen Marton, Lexi McCarty, Meghan McGinley, Chris McLeod, Erin McKeown, Allison McKeown, Megan Medina, Emily Medina, Jennifer Mertz, Brooke Miller, Erin Miller, Lauren Mills, Megan Milstead, Kate Miskiewicz, Heather Molinda, Jackie Monroig, Megan Morrison, Jamie Moscato, Carmelina Munch, Julie Musso, Holly Murphy, Daryn Myers, Ashley

F D D D GK F F F/M M/D F M M M/D GK F F/M F M F/M F M/D D F

1999-2002 Present Present 1994 2004-05 2003-04 1998-2000 1998-99 1995-98 2001-04 1997-2000 1994-97 1998-2001 2005-06 1995-96 Present 2007-present 2006-07 2002-05 1994-95 2004 1995-98 2005-08

L

M

ALL-TIME CAPTAINS 1994 Debbie Summers, Gyll Turtletaub 1995 Joanne Connelly, Robyn Van Praag 1996 Joanne Connelly Robyn Van Praag, Lauren Miller 1997 Rachel Hoffman Jodi Huckabee, Lauren Miller 1998 Dara Christante, Carole Dutchka 1999 Courtney Lawson, Luanne Strom 2000 Megan Mills Emily Oleksiuk, Luanne Strom 2001 Megan Mills Emily Oleksiuk 2002 Joanna Lohman Gillian Samuel, Christie Welsh 2003 Heidi Drummond, Joanna Lohman 2004 Lindsay Bach 2005 Lindsay Bach, Ali Krieger 2006 Ali Krieger 2007 Aubrey Aden-Buie Jessie Davis, Jean Rettig 2008 Jessie Davis, Melissa Hayes 2009 Alyssa Naeher

N

Naeher, Alyssa Nairn, Christine Niness, Carly

GK M F

2006-present Present 2008-present

Oleksiuk, Emily Olmsted, Lauren

GK F

1998-2001 1994-97

Paul, Jennifer Pawlowski, Alanna Pezzullo, Stephanie Phillips, Erica Phillips, Kris Pickett, Shari Powdrell, Christy Pumphrey, Lauren

GK GK D M M/D M F/M M

1994-95 2007 2001-04 1994 1999-2000 1996-2000 1999-2002 1998-99

Rago, Alli Reismeyer, Andrea Rettig, Jean Riley, Denay Rosenbluth, Jess Ryan, Maura

M/D GK M D M D

2006-present 1994 2003-07 2004-07 2008-present 2006-present

Sallade, Melissa Samuel, Gillian Schaefer, Ali Schmidt, Kerri Schoepfer, Katie Sherman, Nicole Shue, Jess Smart, Megan Smith, Stephanie Strom, Luanne Stich, Jaime Summers, Debbie

M 1994-97 D 1998-99, 2001-02 M 2008-present M 2001 F 2006-present D 2006 M 2007-present GK 1999-2000 F 2000-03 D 1997-2000 GK 2001-05 D 1994

Taylor, Nicole Thompson, Alexa Thomson, Emma Tomko, Heather Toney, Danielle Tribbett, Krissy Turteltaub, Gyll

M F D M F GK F

2007 Present 2008-present 2003-06 2007-present 2008-present 1994

Van Praag, Robyn Verdrager, Jeannine Villamil, Liz Villar, Vivianne

GK M M F

1994-96 1997-2000 1994-97 2001

Walker, Shannon Watts, Nikki Weimer, Alison Weimer, Tiffany Welsch, Jaime Welsh, Christie

D F GK F M F

1998 2008-present 1999-2001 2002-05 1994-97 1999-2002

O P

R

S

T

V

W

Y

Young, Bonnie

Z

Zavala, Dani

F/M/D M

1998-2001 2008-present

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UNIFORM HISTORY 00

Dara Christante . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1996-98

0

Jennifer Paul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1994-95 Megan Smart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1999-2000 Jaime Stich . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2001-04 Kristin Hartmann . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2008-present

1

Robin Van Praag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1994-96 Emily Oleksiuk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1998-2001 Amanda Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2002-05 Alyssa Naeher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2006-present

2

Corrie Fiene . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1994 Libby Kane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1995-96 Jeannine Verdrager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1997-98 Kelli Anderson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1999-2000 Kerri Schmidt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2001-02 Jean Rettig . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2003-07 Maura Ryan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2008-present

3

Joanne Connelly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1994-96 Lyndsey Caverly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1997 Kris Phillips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2000 Brooke Mertz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2001-04 Jessie Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2005-08 Meghan McCarty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Present

4

Dina DaCosta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1994-97 Gillian Samuel . . . . . . . . . . . . .1998-99, 2001-02 Carmelina Moscato . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2003-05 Akilah Duggan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2006 Melissa Hayes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2007-present

5

Kim Cohen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1994-96 Shari Pickett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1997-2000 Stephanie Pezzullo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2001-04 Sheree Gray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2005-07 Dani Zavala . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2008-present

6

Lauren Miller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1994-97 Bonnie Young . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1998-2001 Natalie Jacobs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2002-05 Jamie Morrison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2006-07 Jackie Molinda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Present

7

Jodi Huckabee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1994-97 Colleen Kaufold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1998-2001 Carmelina Moscato . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2002 Janelle Hoak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2003-05 Tara Davies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2006-present

10

Liz Villamil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1994-97 Kelly Kolodczak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1998-2000 Amanda Lentz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2001-04 Ashley Myers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2005-06 Jess Herrmann . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2007 Christine Nairn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Present

11

Lauren Olmsted . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1994-97 Nicole Heilman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1998-99 Alexandra Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2001-02 Aubrey Aden-Buie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2004-07 Ali Schaefer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2008-present

12

Bridget Brugger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1994 Meghan Hyland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1995-98 Kristen Mandler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1999-2002 Allison McKeown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2002-04 Katie Schoepfer . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2006-present

13

Susan Criss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1994 Jen Baer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1995-98 Christie Welsh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1999-2002

14

Erica Phillips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1994 Darcie Hite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1995-97 Samantha Abelson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1998-99 Leigh Hamilton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2000-03 Alli Donofrio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2004 Nicole Sherman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2006 Jess Shue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2007-present

15

Heather Kogelmann . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1994-95 Melissa Comerchero . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1996 Luanne Strom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1997-2000 Lindsay Bach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2001-05 Nicole Taylor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2007 Allie Daus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2008 Rachel Lamarre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Present

16

Jaime Welsch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1994-97 Daryn Murphy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1998 Meredith Guerin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1999-2000 Tiffany Weimer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2002-03 Allie Daus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2005-07 Jess Rosenbluth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2008-present

17

8

Debbie Summers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1994 Jennifer Medina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1995-98 Kris Phillips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1999 Joanna Lohman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2000-03 Holly Musso . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2004 Alli Rago . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2006-present

9

Daryn Murphy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1995-97 Erin Cochran . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1998-2000 Sophie Hiler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2001-04 Allie Long . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2005-06 Lexi Marton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Present

Tammy Abbazia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1994 Courtney Lawson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1996-99 Heidi Drummond . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2000-03 Tiffany Weimer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2004-05 Jackie Hakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2008-present Laura Herold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1994 Heather Miskiewicz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1995-96 Kelly Convey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1997-99 Stephanie Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2000-03 Denay Riley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2004-07 Bri Garcia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2008-present

18

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19

Rachel Hoffman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1994-97 Megan McKeown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1998-2000 Mandy Komar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2002-03 Kaleen Adami . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2004-08 Maddy Evans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Present

20

Carole Dutchka . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1995-98 Jeannine Verdrager . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1999-2000 Kate Milstead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2005-06 Alanna Pawlowski . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2007 Krissy Tribbett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2008-present

21

Melissa Sallade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1994-97 Meredith Guerin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1998 Christy Powdrell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1999-2002 Sarah Dwyer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2003-06 Bianca D’Agostino . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2007 Carly Niness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2008-present

22

Chris McGinley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1994 Kristin Boomsma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1995-96 Emily Ferguson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1997 Tamara Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1999-2002 Ali Krieger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2002-06 Ashley Myers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2007-08 Tani Costa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Present

23

Kristin Boomsma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1994 Erin Killough . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1996-97 Lauren Pumphrey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1998-99 Carly Bedesem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2004-07 Nikki Watts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2008-present

24

Julie Munch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1994-95 Kelly Convey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1996 Erin Miller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1997-2000 Heather Tomko . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2002-06 Kristie Daus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2007-08 Julie Hubbard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Present

25

Gyll Turteltaub . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1994 Lyndsey Caverly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1996 Kelly Kolodczak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1997 Shannon Walker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1998 Sarah Gebauer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1999-02 Maura Ryan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2006-present

26

Shari Pickett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1996 Panthini Desai . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1997 Emily Medina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1998-99 Alexandra Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2000 Megan Monroig . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2007-present

27

Nicole Heilman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1996-97 Viviane Villar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2001 Janelle Hoak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2002 Meghan Gill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2007-present

28

Megan Mills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1998-01 Holly Lincoln . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2002-06 Danielle Toney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2007-present

30

Tracy Frost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1995-98 Erin McLeod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2004-05 Ashley Kerr . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2006

31

Megan Smart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1998 Alison Weimer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1999-01 Jen Liese . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2002-04

33

Zoe Bouchelle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2004-08 Alexa Thompson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Present

1999 • 2002 • 2005 WOMEN’S COLLEGE CUP


LIONS BY STATE AND COUNTRY ARIZONA (2)

Melissa Hayes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2007-present Alanna Pawlowski . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2007

CALIFORNIA (2)

Erin Killough . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1996-97 Dani Zavala . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2008-present

COLORADO (3)

Heidi Drummond . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2000-03 Luanne Strom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1997-2000 Krissy Tribbett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2008-present

CONNECTICUT (8)

Joanne Connelly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1994-96 Nicole Heilman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1996-99 Daryn Murphy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1995-98 Alyssa Naeher . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2006-present Alli Rago . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2006-present Katie Schoepfer . . . . . . . . . . . . .2006-present Katie Sherman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2006 Tiffany Weimer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2002-05

DELAWARE (2)

Panthini Desai . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1997 Kelly Kolodczak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1997-2000

HAWAII (1)

Tani Costa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Present

MARYLAND (7)

Zoe Bouchelle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2004-08 Joanna Lohman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2000-03 Heather Miskiewicz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1995-96 Ashley Myers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2005-08 Christine Nairn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Present Erica Phillips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1994 Heather Tomko . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2003-06

MASSACHUSETTS (3)

Bianca D’Agostino . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2007 Carole Dutchka . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1995-98 Courtney Lawson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1996-99

MICHIGAN (2)

Amanda Lentz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2001-04 Danielle Toney . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2007-present

MINNESOTA (1)

Sophie Hiler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2001-04

NEVADA (1)

Ali Schaefer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2008-present

NEW HAMPSHIRE (1)

Erin Miller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1997-00

NEW JERSEY (20)

Kaleen Adami . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2004-08 Jen Baer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1995-98 Amanda Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2002-05 Lyndsey Caverly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1996-97 Dina DaCosta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1994-97 Tara Davies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2006-present Alli Donofrio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2004 Sarah Dwyer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2003-06 Sheree Gray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2005-07 11-TIME BIG TEN CHAMPIONS 1998-2008

Meredith Guerin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1998-99 Ashley Kerr . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2006 Chris McGinley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1994 Lauren Miller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1994-97 Kate Milstead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2005-06 Holly Musso . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2004 Lauren Olmsted . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1994-97 Melissa Sallade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1994-97 Kerri Schmidt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2001 Gyll Turteltaub . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1994 Jaime Welsch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1994-97

NEW YORK (23)

Tammy Abbazia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1994 Samantha Abelson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1998-99 Lindsay Bach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2001-05 Kristin Boomsma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1994-96 Akilah Duggan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2006-06 Tracy Frost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1995-98 Bri Garcia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2008-present Jess Herrmann . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2007 Meghan Hyland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1995-98 Allie Long . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2005-06 Meghan McCarty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Present Allison McKeown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2003-04 Megan McKeown . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1998-2000 Emily Medina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1998-99 Jennifer Medina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1995-98 Megan Mills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1998-2001 Kris Phillips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1999-2000 Denay Riley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2004-07 Stephanie Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2000-03 Jeannine Verdrager . . . . . . . . . . . .1997-2000 Robyn Van Praag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1994-96 Liz Villamil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1994-97 Christie Welsh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1999-2002

NORTH CAROLINA (1)

Emily Ferguson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1997

OHIO (1)

Debbie Summers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1994

PENNSYLVANIA (46)

Aubrey Aden-Buie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2004-07 Kelli Anderson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1999-2000 Carly Bedesem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2004-07 Bridget Brugger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1994 Susan Criss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1994 Erin Cochran . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1998-2000 Kim Cohen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1994-96 Melissa Comerchero . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1996 Kelly Convey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1996-99 Maddy Evans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Present Corrie Fiene . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1994 Meghan Gill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2007-present Leigh Hamilton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2000-04 Laura Herold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1994 Alexandra Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2000-02 Darcie Hite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1995-97 Janelle Hoak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2002-05 Rachel Hoffman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1994-97 Jodie Huckabee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1994-97

Tamara Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1999-2002 Libby Kane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1995-96 Colleen Kaufold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1998-2001 Heather Kogelmann . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1994-95 Jen Liese . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2003 Kristen Mandler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1999-2002 Brooke Mertz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2001-04 Jackie Molinda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Present Megan Monroig . . . . . . . . . . . . .2007-present Jamie Morrison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2006-07 Julie Munch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1994-95 Carly Niness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2008-present Emily Oleksiuk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1998-2001 Jennifer Paul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1994-95 Shari Pickett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1996-2000 Christy Powdrell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1999-2002 Lauren Pumphrey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1998-99 Andrea Reismeyer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1994 Jean Rettig . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2003-07 Jess Rosenbluth . . . . . . . . . . . . .2008-present Maura Ryan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2006-present Jess Shue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2007-present Megan Smart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1999-2000 Jaime Stich . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2001-04 Alexa Thompson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Present Shannon Walker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1998 Alison Weimer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1999-2001

RHODE ISLAND (1)

Stephanie Pezzullo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2001-04

TEXAS (5)

Dara Christante . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1995-98 Allie Daus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2005-08 Kristie Daus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2007-08 Kristin Hartmann . . . . . . . . . . . . .2008-present Bonnie Young . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1998-2001

UTAH (1)

Nicole Taylor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2007

VIRGINIA (4)

Jessie Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2005-08 Sarah Gebauer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1999-02 Ali Krieger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2003-06 Natalie Jacobs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2002-05

WASHINGTON (1)

Jackie Hakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2008-present

BRAZIL (1)

Viviane Villar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2001

CANADA (6)

Rachel Lamarre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Present Holly Lincoln . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2003-06 Lexi Marton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Present Erin McLeod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2004-05 Carmelina Moscato . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2002-05 Gillian Samuel . . . . . . . . . . . .1998-99, 2001-02

ENGLAND (2)

Emma Thomson . . . . . . . . . . . . .2008-present Nikki Watts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2008-present

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YEAR-BY-YEAR RESULTS 1994

1996

14-4-1, 5-2 Big Ten (T-2nd) S S S S S S S S O O O O O O O O O O N

3 9 11 14 18 21 23 27 1 7 9 14 16 19 23 25 28 30 3

Head Coach: Patrick Farmer at #23 James Madison 1-4 CORNELL (ot) 1-2 at Towson State 4-1 at Lafayette 2-0 INDIANA* 2-1 VILLANOVA 1-0 at Rutgers (ot) 3-2 BUCKNELL 2-0 at Buffalo 4-0 at #8 Wisconsin* 3-0 at Minnesota* (ot) 3-2 at Ohio State* 0-2 MICHIGAN* 1-0 St. Bonaventure 6-0 at Michigan State* 0-2 SIENA 5-0 NORTHWESTERN* 1-0 at Seton Hall 5-0 vs. Michigan (1) (ot) 1-1

(Michigan advanced on penalty kicks, 3-1)

15-5-2, 5-1-1 Big Ten (2nd) L L W W W W W W W W W L W W L W W W T

1) Big Ten Tournament, Madison, Wis.

1995

2 4 8 10 17 20 22 24 27 29 1 6 8 13 15 18 22 25 27 29 3 4 11

Head Coach: Patrick Farmer JAMES MADISON (ot) 4-2 DELAWARE 5-3 at Cornell (1) 2-0 vs. Colgate (1) 2-1 OHIO STATE* 2-0 at Villanova* 1-3 at Indiana* 2-0 at Northwestern* (ot) 4-3 at Bucknell 3-1 BUFFALO 7-0 #17 MINNESOTA* 0-2 at Washington (2) 0-5 vs. #2 Portland (2) 0-3 at Michigan State* 0-2 at Michigan* 2-0 DUQUESNE 7-0 #15 WISCONSIN* (ot) 3-3 #25 RUTGERS 3-1 at St. Bonaventure 5-0 SETON HALL 3-0 vs. Michigan State (3) 1-0 vs. #15 Wisconsin (3) 0-1 JAMES MADISON (4) 1-2

1) Cornell Classic, Ithaca, N.Y.

S S S S S S S S O O O O O O O O O O N N N N

1 8 13 15 18 22 27 29 2 4 6 11 13 18 21 22 25 30 3 8 17 24

Head Coach: Patrick Farmer at #24 James Madison 2-1 at Delaware 2-2 PITTSBURGH 8-0 at Seton Hall 5-0 VILLANOVA 4-0 #10 MINNESOTA* (ot) 3-2 at #18 Wisconsin* (ot) 1-1 at Northwestern* 0-4 at Siena 2-0 at #14 George Mason (1) (ot) 2-1 vs. #4 Maryland (1) 1-3 at Michigan* 1-0 at Michigan State* 2-1 OHIO STATE* 2-1 INDIANA* (ot) 4-3 BUCKNELL 2-0 at Rutgers 2-3 CORNELL (ot) 3-2 at Duquesne 2-0 vs. Indiana (2) 0-1 at #19 George Mason (3) 2-0 at #6 Santa Clara (4) 1-3

1) George Mason Invitational, Fairfax, Va.

15-7-1, 4-2-1 Big Ten (3rd) S S S S S S S S S S O O O O O O O O O O N N N

1998

21-4-1, 7-1-1 Big Ten (1st)

W T W W W W T L W W L W W W W W L W W L W L

2) Big Ten Tournament, Columbus, Ohio

W W W W W L W W W W L L L L W W T W W W W L L

2) Husky Classic, Seattle, Wash.

3) Big Ten Tournament, Bloomington, Ind.

4) NCAA Tournament, University Park, Pa.

3) NCAA Tournament, Fairfax, Va.

4) NCAA Tournament, Santa Clara, Calif.

1997

A S S S S S S S S S O O O O O O O O O O N N N

31 5 7 12 14 19 21 26 28 30 3 5 10 12 17 19 21 26 29 31 7 8 16

1) Big Ten Tournament, Minneapolis, Minn.

S S S S S S S S O O O O O O O O O O N N N N N N N

4 8 13 18 20 22 25 27 2 4 9 11 16 18 21 25 27 30 1 6 7 8 15 21 29

Head Coach: Patrick Farmer #18 MARYLAND 3-0 at #6 Virginia (2ot) 2-1 at #19 Harvard 2-1 INDIANA* 2-1 at Illinois* 3-2 CORNELL 2-0 at Michigan* (2ot) 1-1 at Michigan State* 1-0 OHIO STATE* 1-0 at Seton Hall 3-1 MINNESOTA* (ot) 3-2 IOWA* 3-0 at Northwestern* 0-1 at #20 Wisconsin* 4-2 at Rutgers (ot) 2-1 at James Madison 0-1 BUCKNELL 3-0 at #2 Lynn Univ. (Div. II) 2-0 at #4 Florida 1-3 ILLINOIS (1) 1-0 MICHIGAN (1) 3-1 OHIO STATE (1) 2-0 INDIANA (2) 2-1 CLEMSON (2) 1-0 at #2 Florida (3) 1-3

1) Big Ten Tournament, University Park, Pa.

15-7-1, 6-2-1 Big Ten (3rd)

Head Coach: Patrick Farmer #13 JAMES MADISON 2-1 #11 VIRGINIA 2-5 SETON HALL 1-0 DELAWARE 6-1 at Villanova 1-2 WISCONSIN* 2-1 NORTHWESTERN* 2-0 at Iowa* 2-0 ILLINOIS* 2-1 at Cornell 2-0 MICHIGAN STATE* 3-2 #11 MICHIGAN* (2ot) 0-0 at Ohio State* 1-2 at Indiana* 2-1 at #11 Minnesota* (ot) 3-4 at Pittsburgh 2-1 RUTGERS 1-0 #12 GEORGE MASON (2ot) 4-3 at Bucknell 6-0 at #18 Maryland 1-3 vs. Wisconsin (1) 3-1 vs. #14 Michigan (1) 1-3 #7 WILLIAM & MARY (2) (2ot) 2-3

Big Ten Champions Big Ten Tournament Champions

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2) NCAA Tournament, University Park, Pa.

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3) NCAA Tournament, Gainesville, Fla.

2) NCAA Tournament, University Park, Pa.

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YEAR-BY-YEAR RESULTS 1999

21-4-1, 9-0-1 Big Ten (1st) Big Ten Champions NCAA College Cup

A S S S S S S S S O O O O O O O O O O N N N N N N D

29 5 10 12 17 19 21 24 26 1 3 8 10 15 17 22 24 29 31 5 6 7 14 21 27 3

Head Coach: Patrick Farmer SETON HALL 3-0 JAMES MADISON 4-2 vs. #20 Duke (1) 1-2 at #1 North Carolina (1) 3-2 #4 FLORIDA (ot) 0-1 MICHIGAN* (2ot) 0-0 at Cornell 1-0 at Purdue* 5-0 at Indiana* 2-1 WISCONSIN* 2-0 MINNESOTA* 4-0 at Iowa* (ot) 3-2 at Illinois* 4-1 NORTHWESTERN* 4-1 MICHIGAN STATE* 3-0 at Ohio State* 5-0 at George Mason 3-2 #12 VIRGINIA 4-1 at Pittsburgh 7-1 vs. Wisconsin (2) 3-0 vs. Minnesota (2) 2-1 vs. Michigan (2) 2-4 #25 MARYLAND (3) 3-2 #19 SO. METHODIST (3) 5-0 HARTFORD (3) 2-0 vs. #2 North Carolina (4) 0-2

1) Nike/Carolina Classic, Chapel, Hill, N.C.

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2) Big Ten Tournament, Bloomington, Ind.

3) NCAA Tournament, University Park, Pa.

4) NCAA College Cup, Spartan Stadium, San Jose, Calif.

2000

22-3-1, 10-0-0 Big Ten (1st)

Big Ten Champions Big Ten Tournament Champions A A S S S S S S S S S S O O O O O O

27 29 1 3 8 10 15 17 19 22 24 29 1 6 8 13 15 20

Head Coach: Patrick Farmer GEORGE MASON 3-0 at #23 Maryland 1-3 PITTSBURGH 6-0 at #9 Connecticut (2ot) 1-1 vs. Loyola (Md.) (1) 3-0 at James Madison (1) 5-0 vs. #1 North Carolina (2) 0-1 vs. #8 Texas A&M (2) 2-1 CORNELL 3-0 INDIANA* 4-0 PURDUE* 2-1 at Minnesota* 2-0 at Wisconsin* 1-0 ILLINOIS* 3-0 IOWA* 3-1 at Michigan* 2-1 at Northwestern* 1-0 OHIO STATE* 1-0

11-TIME BIG TEN CHAMPIONS 1998-2008

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O O N N N N N N

22 27 2 3 5 12 17 25

#19 HARVARD at Michigan State* vs. Minnesota (3) at Illinois (3) vs. Michigan (3) ILLINOIS (4) DARTMOUTH (4) #12 PORTLAND (4)

1-0 1-0 1-0 (3ot) 2-1 (3ot) 1-0 (ot) 1-0 4-0 (ot) 0-1

1) JMU/Sheraton Invite, Harrisonburg, Va.

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2) adidas College Classic, Spring, Texas 3) Big Ten Tournament, Champaign, Ill.

4) NCAA Tournament, University Park, Pa.

2001

21-4-1, 8-1-1 Big Ten (1st)

Big Ten Champions Big Ten Tournament Champions A S S S S S S S S O O O O O O O O O N N N N N N N N

31 2 7 9 17 23 25 28 30 5 7 12 14 19 21 23 26 28 4 8 9 11 16 18 24 30

Head Coach: Paula Wilkins at #4 Notre Dame (1) 1-2 vs. #10 Connecticut 2-0 vs. Duke (2) 5-1 at #1 North Carolina (2) 0-3 JAMES MADISON 4-1 MINNESOTA* 4-0 BUCKNELL 9-2 at Purdue* (2ot) 1-1 at Indiana* 4-1 MICHIGAN STATE* 4-0 MICHIGAN* 6-2 at Iowa* 3-1 at Illinois* 3-1 WISCONSIN* 2-0 NORTHWESTERN* 1-0 SAINT FRANCIS (Pa.) 5-0 at Ohio State* 1-2 at Pittsburgh 6-2 at George Mason 6-0 vs. Northwestern (3) 3-0 vs. Ohio State (3) 2-0 vs. Illinois (3) (ot) 2-1 BUCKNELL (4) 3-1 VILLANOVA (4) 3-0 at #13 Connecticut (5) 2-0 at #1 North Carolina (6) 1-2

1) KeyBank Classic, South Bend, Ind.

2) Nike Carolina Classic, Chapel Hill, N.C.

3) Big Ten Tournament, West Lafayette, Ind. 4) NCAA Tournament, University Park, Pa. 5) NCAA Tournament, Storrs, Conn.

6) NCAA Tournament, Chapel Hill, N.C.

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2002

19-4-1, 9-1-0 Big Ten (1st) Big Ten Champions NCAA College Cup

S S S S S S S S S O O O O O O O O O N N N N N D

1 6 8 13 15 20 22 27 29 4 6 8 11 13 18 20 25 27 7 15 17 24 30 6

Head Coach: Paula Wilkins PITTSBURGH 7-2 vs. Southern California (1) (2ot) 0-1 at #2 UCLA (1) (2ot) 1-0 at Boston College (2) (2ot) 2-2 at #23 Harvard (2) 2-1 at Northwestern* 3-1 at James Madison 4-2 INDIANA* 3-0 #19 PURDUE* 1-0 at #13 Michigan* 0-4 at Michigan State* 3-0 MARYLAND 1-0 ILLINOIS* 4-0 IOWA* 4-2 at Minnesota* 2-1 at Wisconsin* 3-1 OHIO STATE* 4-2 RUTGERS 2-0 vs. Illinois (3) 3-4 vs. Princeton (4) 2-0 at #17 Maryland (4) 2-1 #23 VIRGINIA (5) 3-0 at #7 Connecticut (6) 2-1 vs. #9 Portland (7) 0-2

1) UCLA Women’s Cup, Los Angeles, Calif.

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2) Harvard Tournament, Chestnut Hill & Cambridge, Mass.

3) Big Ten Tournament, East Lansing, Mich. 4) NCAA Tournament, College Park, Md.

5) NCAA Tournament, University Park, Pa. 6) NCAA Tournament, Storrs, Conn.

7) NCAA College Cup, Austin, Texas

2003

19-3-3, 9-1-0 Big Ten (1st) Big Ten Champions

A A S S S S S S S S S S O O O O O O

29 31 5 7 12 14 17 19 21 23 26 28 3 5 10 12 17 19

Head Coach: Paula Wilkins at #21 Florida 1-2 at #15 Florida State 2-1 HARVARD 2-1 at #24 Maryland 3-0 vs. #22 Southern California (1) 3-2 vs. #2 Santa Clara (1) 2-2 BUCKNELL 6-0 at Rutgers 0-0 IOWA* 4-0 JAMES MADISON 4-1 at Purdue* 1-3 at Indiana* 2-1 MICHIGAN STATE* 2-0 MICHIGAN* 2-0 at Northwestern* 4-2 at #25 Illinois* 2-0 MINNESOTA* 8-1 WISCONSIN* 5-0

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YEAR-BY-YEAR RESULTS O 24 at #21 Ohio State* O 26 at #8 West Virginia N 6 at Wisconsin (2)

1-0 4-1 0-0

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N N N N

5-1 3-1 3-0 0-4

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(Wisconsin advanced on penalty kicks, 4-3)

14 16 22 28

NAVY (3) RUTGERS (3) #23 TEXAS A&M (3) at #2 UCLA (4)

1) Virginia Nike Soccer Classic, Charlottesville, Va.

2) Big Ten Tournament, Madison, Wisc.

3) NCAA Tournament, University Park, Pa. 4) NCAA Tournament, Los Angeles, Calif.

2004

19-3-1, 10-0-0 Big Ten (1st) Big Ten Champions

A A S S S S S S S O O O O O O O O O N N N N N

27 29 3 5 14 17 19 24 26 1 3 8 10 15 17 22 27 29 4 5 7 12 14

Head Coach: Paula Wilkins at Washington (1) vs. #6 Portland (1) at #8 Connecticut (2) vs. Harvard (2) BUCKNELL at #16 Wisconsin* at James Madison INDIANA* PURDUE* at #13 Michigan* at Michigan State* #23 ILLINOIS* NORTHWESTERN* at Iowa* at Minnesota* #16 OHIO STATE* #19 MARYLAND NAVY vs. Indiana (3) vs. #18 Illinois (3) at #13 Ohio State (3) BINGHAMTON (4) MARYLAND (4)

1-2 2-1 2-1 1-0 5-0 4-0 0-0 1-0 3-1 1-0 3-0 2-0 1-0 8-0 2-0 3-0 6-0 1-0 2-0 3-2 0-2 6-1 0-1

1) Husky Invitational Tournament, Seattle, Wash.

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2005

23-0-2, 10-0-0 Big Ten (1st) Big Ten Champions NCAA College Cup

A A S S S S S S S S S O O O O O O O O N

26 28 1 4 9 11 16 18 23 25 30 2 7 9 14 21 23 28 30 3

Head Coach: Paula Wilkins #20 WASHINGTON (1) 3-2 #9 CONNECTICUT (1) 2-1 LOYOLA (Md.) 5-0 #4 VIRGINIA 5-2 at #3 UCLA (2) (ot) 1-0 vs. Southern California (2) 3-1 at Maryland 3-0 JAMES MADISON 2-0 INDIANA* 2-0 PURDUE* (ot) 3-2 at Northwestern* 2-1 at Wisconsin* (ot) 2-1 ILLINOIS* 3-1 IOWA* 8-0 at Ohio State* 1-0 at Michigan* 4-2 at Michigan State* 3-0 at Minnesota* (2ot)1-0 NAVY 5-0 at Michigan (3) (2ot) 3-3

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N N N N D

11 13 19 25 2

BUCKNELL (4) 6-0 #21 WEST VIRGINIA (4) 5-2 #9 TEXAS A&M (4) 4-1 #8 SANTA CLARA (4) 2-1 vs. #1 Portland (5) (2ot) 0-0

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(Michigan advanced on penalty kicks, 4-2)

(Portland advanced on penalty kicks, 4-3)

1) Penn State Soccer Classic, University Park, Pa.

2) UCLA Women's Cup, Los Angeles, Calif.

3) Big Ten Tournament, Ann Arbor, Mich.

4) NCAA Tournament, University Park, Pa.

5) NCAA College Cup, College Station, Texas

2006

18-5-3, 8-1-1 Big Ten (1st)

Big Ten Champions Big Ten Tournament Champions

2) UCONN adidas Classic, Storrs, Conn.

3) Big Ten Tournament, Columbus, Ohio

4) NCAA Tournament, University Park, Pa.

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25 27 1 3 8 10 15 17 22 24 29 1 6 8

Head Coach: Paula Wilkins #2 UCLA (1) 3-1 #14 TENNESSEE (1) (2ot) 1-1 at Texas 1-2 at Texas A&M (2ot) 1-1 #17 WEST VIRGINIA 1-2 BUCKNELL 1-0 at Harvard (2) (2ot) 3-2 vs. Northeastern (2) 2-0 MICHIGAN STATE* (2ot) 3-2 MICHIGAN* 4-1 at Iowa* 3-0 at #15 Illinois* 2-3 at Purdue* 2-0 at Indiana* (2ot) 0-0

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O O O O O N N N N N N N

13 15 20 22 26 2 3 5 10 12 17 24

MINNESOTA* OHIO STATE * WISCONSIN* NORTHWESTERN* at Navy NORTHWESTERN (3) MICHIGAN (3) #17 ILLINOIS (3) NIAGARA (4) VILLANOVA (4) #13 BOSTON COLLEGE (4) at #1 Notre Dame (5)

1-0 1-0 3-0 2-1 0-1 3-2 2-0 3-1 3-1 2-0 1-0 0-4

1) UCLA Women's Cup, Los Angeles, Calif.

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2) Penn State Soccer Classic, University Park, Pa. 3) Big Ten Tournament, Ann Arbor, Mich.

4) NCAA Tournament, University Park, Pa. 5) NCAA Tournament, South Bend, Ind.

2007

18-4-2, 9-1-0 Big Ten (1st) Big Ten Champions

Head Coach: Erica Walsh A 31 at #20 Tennessee (1) S 2 vs. Central Florida (1) S 6 at #17 Connecticut S 9 at #18 West Virginia S 14 JAMES MADISON (2) S 16 #5 TEXAS A&M (2) S 19 at Bucknell S 23 at #21 Notre Dame S 26 COLGATE S 30 ILLINOIS* O 5 at Wisconsin* O 7 at Northwestern* O 12 MICHIGAN STATE* O 14 MICHIGAN* O 19 at Iowa* O 21 at Minnesota* O 26 #4 PURDUE* O 28 INDIANA* N 2 at Ohio State* N 8 vs. Iowa (3) N 9 vs. Ohio State (3)

1-2 L 1-0 W 1-0 W 0-1 L 1-0 W (2ot) 1-1 T 5-1 W 2-1 W 5-0 W 2-1 W 2-0 W 3-1 W W 2-0 W 2-0 W 1-0 (2ot) 0-1 L 1-0 W 2-1 W 1-0 W 3-1 W (2ot) 2-2 T

(Ohio State advanced on penalty kicks, 5-4)

N 16 MONMOUTH (4) N 18 HOFSTRA (4) N 24 #12 WEST VIRGINIA (4)

4-0 (ot) 2-1 0-1

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1) First Tennessee Lady Vol Classic, Knoxville, Tenn.

2) Penn State Invitational, University Park, Pa. 3) Big Ten Tournament, Minneapolis, Minn. 4) NCAA Tournament, University Park, Pa.

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YEAR-BY-YEAR RESULTS 2008

ALL-TIME SERIES RECORDS

First

16-8-0, 8-2-0 Big Ten (T-1st)

Big Ten Champions Big Ten Tournament Champions

Head Coach: Erica Walsh A 23 at William & Mary 3-1 A 29 #5 FLORIDA STATE (1) 1-4 A 31 HOFSTRA (1) 4-1 S 5 at Rutgers (2ot) 1-0 S 7 BUCKNELL 4-2 S 12 vs. Brown (2) (ot) 0-1 S 14 at #25 Connecticut (2) 2-0 S 18 at James Madison 0-1 S 21 #1 NOTRE DAME 1-3 S 26 at Indiana* 1-0 S 28 #4 PORTLAND 1-4 O 3 NORTHWESTERN 1-0 O 5 WISCONSIN 3-0 O 10 at Michigan 4-0 O 12 at Michigan State 1-3 O 17 #23 MINNESOTA 2-0 O 19 IOWA (ot) 1-0 O 24 at Illinois 2-0 O 26 at Purdue 2-0 O 31 OHIO STATE 0-1 N 6 at Iowa (3) 2-1 N 7 vs. Michigan State (3) 1-0 N 9 vs. #21 Minnesota (3) 2-1 N 14 at Rutgers (4) (2ot)1-2 1) Penn State Invitational, University Park, Pa.

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2) UConn Classic, Storrs, Conn.

3) Big Ten Tournament, Iowa City, Iowa

4) NCAA Tournament, Piscataway, N.J.

Aubrey Aden-Buie celebrates a goal over No. UCLA.

OPPONENT DEFEATED SCORE #1 North Carolina 3-2 #2 UCLA 1-0 2OT #2 UCLA 3-1 #3 UCLA 1-0 OT #4 Purdue 1-0 #4 Virginia 5-2 #6 Virginia 2-1 2OT #7 Connecticut 2-1 #8 Texas A&M 2-1 #8 West Virginia 4-1 #10 Minnesota 3-2 OT #12 George Mason 4-3 2OT 11-TIME BIG TEN CHAMPIONS 1998-2008

SITE A A H A H H A A A A H H

Opponent Meeting Binghamton 2004 Boston College 2002 Boston University 2009 Brown 2008 Bucknell 1994 Buffalo 1994 UCLA 2002 Central Florida 2007 Clemson 1998 Colgate 1995 Connecticut 2000 Cornell 1994 Dartmouth 2000 Delaware 1995 Duke 1999 Duquesne 1995 Florida 1998 Florida State 2003 George Mason 1996 Hartford 1999 Harvard 1998 Hofstra 2007 Illinois 1997 Indiana 1994 Iowa 1997 James Madison 1994 Lafayette 1994 Loyola (Md.) 2000 Lynn 1998 Maryland 1996 Michigan 1994 Michigan State 1994 Minnesota 1994 Monmouth 2007 Navy 2003 Niagara 2006 North Carolina 1999 Northeastern 2006 Northwestern 1994

PSU RANK #5 #12 #3 #4 #13 #8 #16 #12 #8 #12 #19 #25

Last

Win 2004 2006 — — 2008 1995 2006 2007 1998 2007 2008 2000 2000 1997 2001 1996 — 2003 2001 1999 2006 2008 2008 2008 2008 2007 1994 2005 1998 2005 2008 2008 2008 2007 2005 2006 1999 2006 2008

W 1 1 – 0 13 2 3 1 1 2 7 6 1 2 1 2 0 1 6 1 6 2 17 16 14 10 1 2 1 7 14 14 15 1 3 1 1 1 15

L 0 0 – 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 4 0 0 0 4 3 3 3 0 1 0 4 0 2

T 0 1 – 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

First

Opponent Meeting Notre Dame 2001 Ohio State 1994 Pittsburgh 1996 Portland 1995 Princeton 2002 Purdue 1999 Rutgers 1994 St. Bonaventure 1994 Saint Francis (Pa.) 2001 Santa Clara 1996 Seton Hall 1994 Siena 1994 Southern California 2002 Southern Methodist 1999 Tennessee 2006 Texas 2006 Texas A&M 2000 Towson State 1994 Villanova 1994 Virginia 1997 Washington 1995 Wake Forest 2009 West Virginia 2003 William & Mary 1997 Wisconsin 1994 Totals 15 Seasons 2009 Opponents in Bold (.745)

OPPONENT DEFEATED SCORE #14 George Mason 2-1 OT #18 Maryland 3-0 #21 Minnesota 2-1 #23 Minnesota 2-0 #24 James Madison 2-1 #25 Rutgers 3-1 OPPONENT TIED #1 North Carolina #2 UCLA #5 Texas A&M #11 Michigan #15 Wisconsin

Win 2007 2007 2002 2004 2002 2008 2008 1995 2001 2005 1999 1996 2005 1999 — — 2005 1994 2006 2005 2005 — 2005 2008 2008

W 1 13 7 1 1 8 7 2 1 1 6 2 2 1 0 0 3 1 4 4 0 – 2 1 15 278

L 3 5 0 4 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 2 – 3 1 1 63

171 58

T 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 – 0 0 3 21

PENN STATE VS. BIG TEN TEAMS Illinois . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17-2-0 Indiana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16-1-1 Iowa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14-0-0 Michigan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14-3-5 Michigan State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14-3-0 Minnesota . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15-3-0 Northwestern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15-2-0 Ohio State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13-5-1 Purdue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-1-1 Wisconsin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15-1-3

UPSET CITY

DATE 9/12/99 9/8/02 8/25/06 9/9/05 10/26/07 9/4/05 9/8/98 11/30/02 9/17/00 10/26/03 9/22/96 10/26/97

Last

SCORE 3-2 1-0 2OT 1-1 2OT 0-0 2OT 3-3 OT

SITE A H N H A H SITE A A H H H

PSU RANK #15 #25 #23 NR NR NR PSU RANK #5 #12 #20 #23 NR

DATE 10/4/96 9/4/98 11/9/08 10/17/08 9/1/96 10/25/95 DATE 9/12/99 9/8/02 9/16/07 10/5/97 10/22/95

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MEDIA INFORMATION

MEDIA COVERAGE INFORMATION

e 2009 Penn State women’s soccer media guide was prepared to aid the members of the media covering the Nittany Lions. Additional information is available by accessing the Nittany Lions’ website, GoPSUsports,com, or by contacting Athletic Communications Assistant Jeremy S. Fallis in the Athletic Communications Office at (814) 865-1757 or at his cell phone (814) 2066544.

INTERVIEW POLICIES Head coach Erica Walsh is accessible for media interviews, which can be made by calling the Athletic Communications Office. All player interviews must be arranged through the Athletic Communications Office at (814) 865-1757. Interviews will not be granted on game day until the conclusion of the game unless otherwise arranged for broadcast through the Athletic Communications Office. Post-game interviews with Penn State head coach Erica Walsh and requested players will be conducted on the field at Jeffrey Field.

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DAILY MEDIA SERVICES For the most up-to-date Nittany Lion women’s soccer news and statistics, visit the official web site of the Penn State Athletic Department at www.GoPSUsports.com. Game notes will be available on the web prior to a contest in a PDF format file, which can be downloaded. Updated statistics will be available on the web no later then the day after a contest.

TELEPHONES ose requesting a phone line for radio or other purposes should call Athletic Communications Assistant Jeremy S. Fallis in the Athletic Communications Office at (814) 865-1757 or by email (jsf16@psu.edu) no later then five days prior to a contest to make arrangements.

GAMEDAY SERVICES e Penn State Athletic Communications staff will provide pre-game notes, rosters, updated statistics and other media materials for each game to the members of the media in the press box at Jeffrey Field. e press box is located on the West side of Jeffrey Field. Final results and any post-game notes will be distributed approximately 10 minutes after the conclusion of the game. An Associated Press-style game story will be produced by the Athletic Communications Office and sent via email. Members of the media may request these stories be sent to their organization by contacting any member of the Athletic Communications staff.

PENN STATE ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS e Penn State Athletic Communications Office is located in the 101 suite of the Bryce Jordan Center. e entrance is located off University Drive.

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MEDIA INFORMATION PRINT

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TELEVISION

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RADIO

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WIRE SERVICES

Associated Press 1835 Market St. Suite 2000 Philadelphia, PA 19103 (215) 561-1144 (215) 561-3544 - Fax State College Bureau (814) 238-3649 (814) 861-4210 - Fax

NATIONAL

National Soccer Coaches Association of America 6700 Squibb Road Suite 215 Mission, KS 66202 (913) 362-1747 (913) 362-3439 - Fax www.nscaa.com Soccer America 1235 10th Street Berkeley, CA 94710 (510) 528-5000 (510) 528-5177 - Fax www.socceramerica.com Soccer Buzz www.soccerbuzz.com Soccer Times www.soccertimes.com Top Drawer Soccer www.topdrawersoccer.com

Philadelphia Inquirer 400 North Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19101 (215) 854-4550 (215) 854-4564 - Fax Philadelphia Daily News P.O. Box 7788 Philadelphia, PA 19101 (215) 854-5700 (215) 854-5524 - Fax 11-TIME BIG TEN CHAMPIONS 1998-2008

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0

1

KRISTINHARTMANN ALYSSANAEHER

MAURARYAN

R-Freshman Goalkeeper Katy, Texas

Senior Defense Doylestown, Pa.

TARADAVIES

7

Senior Goalkeeper Seymour, Conn.

8

JACKIEHAKES

Sophomore Defense Cape May Court House, N.J. Spokane, Wash. Senior Defense

15

16

BRIGARCIA

2 9

Sophomore Defense Babylon, N.Y.

17

RACHELLAMARRE JESSROSENBLUTH ALLIRAGO Freshman Midfield Montréal, Québec

22

Sophomore Midfield Gladwyne, Pa.

23

Senior Midfield/Defense Greenwich, Conn.

24

3

4

5

DANIZAVALA

Freshman Defense Baldwin, N.Y.

Freshman Forward/Midfield R-Freshman Midfield El Camino Village, Calif. Pittsburgh, Pa.

10

Senior Defense Cave Creek, Ariz.

11

12

CHRISTINENAIRN

ALISCHAEFER

KATIESCHOEPFER JESSSHUE

Freshman Midfield Bowie, Md.

Sophomore Midfield Las Vegas, Nev.

Senior Forward Waterford, Conn.

18

LEXIMARTON Freshman Defense Aurora, Ontario

25

19

20

CARLYNINESS

Sophomore Goalkeeper Centennial, Colo.

Freshman Forward Berwyn, Pa.

26

27

EMMATHOMSON MEGANMONROIG MEGHANGILL

NIKKIWATTS

JULIEHUBBARD

Senior Forward Hungerford, England

Freshman Forward/Midfield Sophomore Defense Waverly, Pa. Retford, England

Junior Midfield Northumberland, Pa.

R-Sophomore Midfield State College, Pa.

ALEXATHOMPSON

ERICAWALSH

MICHAELCOLL

MARIELWILNER

Freshman Forward Scottdale, Pa.

3rd Year William & Mary ‘97

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KRISSYTRIBBETT

Freshman Midfield Glenside, Pa.

Freshman Forward Honolulu, Hawaii

ANNCOOK

13

Senior Midfield York, Pa.

MADDYEVANS

TANICOSTA

33

6

JACKIEMOLINDA

MEGHANMCCARTY MELISSAHAYES

Year Year Year Head 3rd Assistant 6th Assistant 3rd Assistant Penn State ‘97 ‘07 William & Mary ‘97 Coach Coach Coach Northeastern Coach

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DANIELLETONEY Junior Forward Northville, Mich.

1999 • 2002 • 2005 WOMEN’S COLLEGE CUP



2009 Penn State Nittany Lion Women's Soccer