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VIRGINIA TECH 2009 WOMEN’S SOCCER

The University

QUICK FACTS

Location.................................................................................................................................... Blacksburg, Va. Founded....................................................................................................................................................... 1872 Enrollment................................................................................................................................................30,000 Colors................................................................................................. Chicago maroon and burnt orange Nickname..................................................................................................................................................Hokies Conference................................................................................................................................ Atlantic Coast President...............................................................................................................................Charles W. Steger Director of Athletics..................................................................................................................... Jim Weaver

Women’s Soccer Information

Head Coach...........................................................................................................Kelly Cagle (Duke, 1996) Office Phone............................................................................................................................ (540) 231-6423 Office Fax.................................................................................................................................. (540) 231-3613 Career Record........................................................................................................50-52-14 (seventh year) Associate Head Coach................................................... Charles “Chugger” Adair (San Diego, 1993) Assistant Coach........................................................... Matt Gwilliam (Elizabethtown College, 2001) 2008 Record.............................................................................................................10-9-4 (4-4-2 ACC, 7th) Home Record...................................................................................................................... 8-4-0 (4-1-0 ACC) Road Record........................................................................................................................ 0-4-2 (0-3-2 ACC) Neutral Record............................................................................................................................................2-1-2 Starters Returning/Lost...............................................................................................................................8/3 Letterwinners Returning/Lost............................................................................................................... 12/5 All-Time Record (1993 - 2008).................................................................................................. 126-152-25 Facility (Capacity)................................................................................................. Thompson Field (2,028) Surface..........................................................................................................................................Natural Grass

Front row l to r: Head Coach Kelly Cagle, Assistant Coach Matt Gwilliam, Julian Johnson, Kristi Seiber, Robin Chidester, Stephanie Balanoff, Emily Jukich, Kylie Stankovics, Megan Strawther, Associate Head Coach Charles “Chugger” Adair, Athletic Trainer Katie Baer. Second row l to r: Amanda Gerhard, Katie Cramp, Jennifer Harvey, Kelly Lynch, Rebekah Brook, Anna Romeiser, Marika Gray, Stephanie Hylton, Kelsey Billups, Rachel Beaumont Third row l to r: Julia Goldsworthy, Kelly Conheeney, Catherine Mulcahy, Brittany Popko, Brittany Michels, Kelsey Mitchell, Anne Lumpkin, Sloane Levin

Athletic Communications Directory

Mailing Address...........................................................................460 Jamerson Athletic Center (0502) Blacksburg, VA 24061 Athletics Communications Phone................................................................................... (540) 231-6726 Athletics Communications Fax......................................................................................... (540) 231-6984 Assistant AD for Athletics Communications....................................................................... Dave Smith Women’s Soccer Contact: Athletics Communication Intern . .............................Rachel Perreault Office Phone............................................................................................................................ (540) 231-2228 Cell Phone................................................................................................................................ (603) 767-6492 E-Mail Address.................................................................................................................... rachelp5@vt.edu

CONTENTS Contents/Quick Facts.................................................... 1 2009 Outlook.............................................................. 2-3 Schedule.......................................................................... 3 Coaching Staff Head Coach Kelly Cagle......................................... 4 Assistant Coaches/Support Staff......................... 5 Meet the Hokies......................................................... 6-7 Roster............................................................................... 8 Robin Chidester....................................................... 9 Julian Johnson.......................................................10 Emily Jukich...........................................................11 Kristi Sieber............................................................12 Kylie Stankovics.....................................................13 Megan Strawthers.................................................14 Kelsey Billups.........................................................15 Marika Gray............................................................16 Jennifer Harvey.....................................................17 Kelly Lynch.............................................................18 Beaumont/ Cramp................................................19 Michels/ Hylton.....................................................20 Gerhard/ Popko.....................................................21 Freshmen..........................................................22-24 2008 in Review.......................................................25-26 2008 Final Player Stats/Superlatives........................27 2008 ACC Honors, Standings and Statistics...........28 The Atlantic Coast Conference..................................29 Hokie History................................................................30 Hokie Record Book................................................31-33 Hokie Honors................................................................34 Hokie Letterwinners...................................................35 Year-by-Year Results/Series Results...................36-37 Blacksburg, Virginia..............................................38-39 Virginia Tech Soccer Stadium....................................40 Virginia Tech Athletic Facilities.................................41 This Is Virginia Tech...............................................42-43 Student Athlete Academic Support Services.........44 Office of Student Life..................................................45 Sports Medicine...........................................................46 Athletic Performance..................................................47 Media / Opponent Information................................48

Credits

The 2009 women’s soccer guide is a publication of the Virginia Tech Athletics Communications office, written to assist the working media in their coverage of the Hokies. The 2009 guide was written by Ashley Wolf and Rachel Perreault. It was edited and designed by Wolf, Perreault, and Allison Jarnigan. Photography by Dave Knachel.


The 2009 Season OUTLOOK

2009 Outlook

Kelly Lynch

Virginia Tech’s 2009 women’s soccer team will draw off the intensity and success of last season to face the well-deserved higher expectations that were set for the program after its history-making season. The Hokies will aim to make back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances for the first time in program history after competing in the tournament for just the second time last season. On their way to their first tournament berth since 2004, the Hokies brought home wins against five top-25 opponents. During an unforgettable run in the ACC Tournament, the Hokies advanced all the way to the conference championship, becoming the lowest seed in the Tournament to advance past the quarterfinals as they entered the postseason ranked seventh. The Hokies claimed victory over in-state rival Virginia for the first time in program history not once, but twice last season, defeating the No. 8 Cavaliers, 1-0, during the regular season and again in overtime during the ACC Tournament. The women will return what Head Coach Kelly Cagle refers to as the “best squad in terms of not only talent but numbers and depth as well.” The Hokies lost just three starters from last season and will return eight experienced veterans. While the team has seen changes in front of the net during the off season, the Hokies are returning Tech’s all-time leading scorer and the assists

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leader, along with the majority of a strong backline that held opponents scoreless in a school-record nine games last season. The Hokies will also welcome 10 newcomers to the 2009 roster including eight freshmen, one junior and one senior. Leadership will be a pivotal piece of the Hokies’ success this year as they aim for another winning and triumphant season. The team welcomes back at least two starters at every position besides keeper and with Coach Cagle’s history of recruiting standout freshmen, the incoming class will be sure to add a plethora of options to an already deep squad. The starters won’t be able to do it alone as Tech has a tough non-conference schedule, facing teams like Stanford and VCU, which will only lead them into the competitive trenches of conference play, taking on in-state rival Virginia and the defending national champions North Carolina very early on and finishing the season with a very tough Florida State team.

FORWARDS

The Hokies will welcome back three healthy, seasoned veterans to their attacking frontline. “I am excited about the attacking seniority we are returning,” says Cagle in reference to seniors Emily Jukich, Julian Johnson and junior Marika Gray. “We are going to be a lot deeper here than we have been.” Jukich finished last season with 15 goals and now ranks as the school’s all-time leading scorer with 25 career goals. Her 52 career points is good for third all-time in the record books. Jukich scored in 14 different games for the Hokies and netted five game-winners, including three in overtime. The senior captain earned All-ACC and All-Mid Atlantic Region second team honors as well as VaSID All-State first team honors. Johnson will play a big supporting role for scorers like Jukich while also looking for the net herself. The pair connected on four goals last season, more than any other combination on the roster. Johnson finished last season with three goals and seven assists and holds both the single-season and career assists records at Tech with 12 and 24, respectively. Gray will return to the pitch having not played in a year due to a knee injury suffered in a game against James Madison. Despite missing the majority of last season, Gray still finished third on the team in goals with four and should make a big impact this season. The junior striker was the first Tech player to garner All-ACC honors and did so in her freshman season, earning All-ACC second team honors on top of being named to the ACC All-Freshman team. Adding depth to the front line will be senior Robin Chidester, who finished last season with two goals and three assists and was named to the ACC AllAcademic team. Chidester will play a very important supporting role for the Hokies as she started every game last season and will see time at forward as well as midfield. Freshmen Sloane Levin, Kelly Conheeney and Kelsey Mitchell along with redshirt freshman Amanda Gerhard will also compete for time in their first season with the Hokies.


MIDFIELD

Julian Johnson

Tech will open the season on the road against former BIG EAST foe Villanova and Patriot League participant Lehigh University. The Hokies will continue their road trip the next weekend in Greensboro, where they take on 2008 NCAA Final Four participant Stanford and in-state rival Virginia Commonwealth. Tech will finish out their non-conference line up with home dates against UNC Greensboro and College of Charleston in their annual Hokie Invitational and will later host Davidson the following weekend. The team will face its first ACC opponent late in September as they take on Clemson at home but will quickly hit the road to battle NC State and an always tough Virginia team in a six-day span. The Hokies will host the defending national champion North Carolina and Boston College before playing their final road games of the season at Wake Forest and Duke. Tech will host Miami and a very competitive Florida State team before heading into post-season play where, the team will look to succeed in the conference tournament and earn a bid to the NCAA Tournament as they did a year ago.

Robin Chidester

2009 Outlook

Junior Jennifer Harvey will hold down the central part of the midfield for the Hokies in 2009 just as she did last season. Coach Cagle refers to Harvey as a “soldierlike player” since she has sustained numerous injuries in the past and been able to compete through them, giving her team the 90 minutes of toughness they need from her. Harvey started every game of the season last year and scored two goals for the Hokies, assisting another. Junior Kelsey Billups, who will also see time on defense, is another outstanding midfielder returning for the Hokies. Billups assisted two goals last season, spending a lot of time on defense, and Coach Cagle will look for her to work with Harvey in assisting the attack and defense. Senior Kylie Stankovics will also be called upon, adding depth to the midfield when not contributing on defense. Newcomers Kelly Conheeney and Anne Lumpkin will see opportunities at midfield and compete for time.

DEFENSE

The Hokies will return defenders Kelly Lynch and Brittany Popko, who will have big shoes to fill with the loss of senior Kim Hickey, a consistent performer and superior leader for the Hokies last season. Lynch will return for her junior season, having started every game, and is considered to be “one of the best recovering defenders in the country” by Coach Cagle. Though Lynch underwent off-season surgery, she should return healthy and ready to play for the Hokies. Fellow defenseman Popko started 12 games, playing in 16 during the 2008 season. Both Lynch and Popko helped the Hokies to a school-record nine shutouts last season. Seniors Megan Strawther and Kristi Sieber will also look to contribute on defense this season after Strawther was forced to miss last season due to injury, and Sieber saw limited action. Classmate Kylie Stankovics has been noted as the most experienced of the three returning seniors on the defense and will also be competing for playing time on the backline.

GOALKEEPER

The Hokies will have a new look in goal this season as Tech has brought in two new keepers who will provide a lot of experience and knowledge to the team. Rebekah Brook and Stephanie Balanoff are both upperclassmen and seasoned keepers though they are new additions for the 2009 season. Coach Cagle will look for “seniority and worldly experience” from Brook, an incoming junior and New Zealand native. Brook joins the Hokies after playing for Northern AFC in the Soccersouth Women’s Premier League from 2004-2009, helping them to league titles in three of those seasons. The keeper was also a member of New Zealand’s U-20 Nation Team. Senior Stephanie Balanoff will rejoin the Hokies this season and compete for time in front of the net. Balanoff was a member of the women’s soccer team as a freshman and sophomore. Though she saw action in just one game through the two years, Balanoff is familiar with the coaches and program and will bring toughness and a veteran spirit to the Hokies this season.

SCHEDULE

The Hokies will not have an easy walk to their conference competition and the post season in 2009. Coach Cagle feels that this tough non-conference schedule will really prepare the team for conference and post season play.

THE 2009 SCHEDULE Date Opponent Location Time Aug. 15 at James Madison (Exh.) Harrisonburg, Va. 7 p.m. 23 HIGH POINT Blacksburg, Va. 7 p.m. Villanova Classic 28 vs. Lehigh Philadelphia, Pa. 4 p.m. 30 at Villanova Philadelphia, Pa. 1 p.m. Sep. UNCG Spartan Classic 4 vs. Virginia Commonwealth Greensboro, N.C. 5 p.m. 6 vs. Stanford Greensboro, N.C. Noon Hilton Garden Hokie Invitational 11 Duquesne vs. College of Charleston Blacksburg, Va. 3 p.m. UNC GREENSBORO Blacksburg, Va. 5:30 p.m. 13 Duquesne vs. UNC Greensboro Blacksburg, Va. 11 a.m. COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON Blacksburg, Va. 1:30 p.m. 20 DAVIDSON Blacksburg, Va. 5 p.m. 24 CLEMSON* Blacksburg, Va. 7 p.m. 27 at N.C. State* Raleigh, N.C. 1 p.m. 30 at Virginia* Charlottesville, Va. 7 p.m. Oct. 4 NORTH CAROLINA* Blacksburg, Va. 5 p.m. 11 at Maryland* College Park, Md. 5 p.m. 14 Longwood Blacksburg, Va. 7 p.m. 18 Boston College* Blacksburg, Va. 1 p.m. 22 at Wake Forest* Winston-Salem, N.C. 7 p.m. 25 at Duke* Durham, N.C. 3 p.m. 30 MIAMI* Blacksburg, Va. 7 p.m. Nov. 1 FLORIDA STATE* Blacksburg, Va. Noon 4-8 ACC Tournament Cary, N.C. TBA NCAA First and Second Rounds TBA TBA 21-23 Third Round TBA TBA 28-30 Quarterfinals TBA TBA Home matches BOLD CAPS * Denotes ACC match

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Kelly Cagle Head Coach

Meet the Coaches

• Seventh Season • Duke University ‘96

Since Kelly Cagle accepted the Virginia Tech women’s soccer head coach position on December 18, 2002, the program has undergone a dramatic transformation into a team that is primed each year to make a run at the NCAA Tournament. During Cagle’s tenure, which includes five seasons in the treacherous Atlantic Coast Conference, the team has posted three winning seasons, earned two NCAA Tournament berths (2004 & 2008), defeated nine top-25 teams and placed 10 athletes on the All-Mid Atlantic Region team. Cagle took the Hokies to a new level in 2008, capturing five of the program’s nine top-25 wins, including the program’s first-ever victories over in-state rival Virginia. Last season, Cagle and the Hokies also made ACC history, becoming the lowest seed in the league tournament to ever advance past the quarterfinals, much less make the ACC Championship match. For all of her success and the success and perseverance of her team, Cagle was named Mid Atlantic Region Coach of the Year in 2008. Besides placing three women on Freshman All-America teams, the Hokies have also rewritten the record book, recording the highest number of wins in a season (11, 2004), goals scored (43, 2004), shutouts (9, 2008) and fewest goals allowed (20, 2007). Since joining the ACC in 2004, the program has received eight all-league selections and one Freshman of the Year award. In addition, Cagle helped mentor goalkeeper Mallory Soldner, who finished first on Tech’s career list in wins (28) and shutouts (20) and second in saves (328). Soldner received both BIG EAST and ACC Player of

the Week honors and became the first player in program history to not only receive CoSIDA Academic All-District honors but also become an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship recipient. Prior to taking the reins in Blacksburg, Cagle spent two seasons playing for the Women’s United Soccer Association’s Atlanta Beat. Before being selected in the 10th round of the WUSA draft, Cagle served as an assistant coach at Wake Forest, where she was also the recruiting coordinator. During her time at Wake Forest, the Demon Deacons were ACC finalists in 1999, made four consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances and were a top-20 program from 1997-2000. Prior to her stint at Wake Forest, Cagle was an assistant coach at the University of Texas during the 1996 season. She also was a coach in the Atlanta Youth Soccer Association, where she was the co-director of the youth developmental program and summer camps in 2002. From 1997-2000, Cagle was co-director of the Tony da Luz Soccer Camp. She has extensive coaching experience at various levels and earned her National “C” license in 2000. Cagle graduated from Duke in 1996 with a degree in sociology while also earning four varsity letters in soccer. She was a three-time All-American and All-ACC selection in 1993, 1994 and 1995. Cagle was named the ACC Player of the Year in 1995 during her senior year while serving as team captain. Tech’s head coach was selected to the ACC 50th Anniversary Soccer Team and was named to the list of Top 10 athletes at Duke during the 1990s. Duke was national runner-up in 1992 and made four straight NCAA Tournament appearances during Cagle’s playing days. Cagle holds singleseason and career records for shots, goals and points at Duke. She started all 90 games of her career with the Blue Devils and was a member of the U.S. National Team program from 1992-95 and again in 1999. Kelly Cagle (formerly Walbert) is married to Dan Cagle. The couple has two daughters, Maggie and Nancy.

THE CAGLE FILE Coaching Experience Head Coach

• Virginia Tech (2003-present) 50-52-14 career record

Assistant Coach

• Wake Forest University (1997-2001) • University of Texas (1996)

Camp Co-Director

• Atlanta Youth Developmental Program (2002) • Tony Da Luz Soccer Camp (1997-2001)

Playing Experience Collegiate

• Duke University (1992-95) All-American (1993, 1994, 1995) All-Conference (1993, 1994, 1995) ACC Player of the Year (1995) All-time leader in shots, goals and points at Duke

Professional

• Atlanta Beat, WUSA (2001-02) • U.S. National Team (1992-95, ‘99)

Education

• Duke University (1996) Bachelor’s degree in sociology

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Charles Adair

Matt Gwilliam

Fourth Season University of San Diego ‘93

Second Season Elizabethtown College ‘01

Associate Head Coach

Assistant Coach

Matt Gwilliam begins his second season with the Virginia Tech Hokies after spending three seasons as the top Assistant Coach at Marshall University. In his first year, Gwilliam primed his keepers for a successful season in 2008 as they played a huge part in the team’s success and notched a school record nine shutouts. Though head coach Kelly Cagle herself was honored with the Mid Atlantic Coach of the Year award, she instead considers it to be a “Staff of the Year” award and truly appreciates the work her assistant coaches have put in, to getting the program to where it went last season and where it is now. On the field, Gwilliam will work primarily with the goalkeepers while also assisting in recruiting and overall team management in the office; tasks at which he has many years of experience. At Marshall, he coached the school’s first-ever Conference USA Player of the Week honoree and also recruited the team’s 92nd nationally ranked class in 2007, the highest-ever ranking for Marshall by Soccer Buzz. Two of his recruits were listed as top international recruits by Soccer Buzz in 2006 and 2007. Before moving to Huntington, WV, he served as The Citadel’s top Assistant for three seasons and also as interim Head Coach for the spring of 2005. Prior to his stint with the Bulldogs, he spent a season as the Men’s Assistant Coach at Dickinson College. A native of Quakertown, PA, Gwilliam graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Studies Education from Elizabethtown College in 2001 and a Master’s degree in Health and Physical Education from The Citadel in 2004. He also has an Advanced National Diploma and a National Goalkeeping Diploma from the NSCAA. Also a four-year goalkeeper at Elizabethtown, Gwilliam earned Mid-Atlantic Conference first-team recognition and four allacademic team honors while guiding the Blue Jays to a conference championship and NCAA Division III Tournament berth.

Meet the Coaches

Charles “Chugger” Adair enters his fourth season with the Virginia Tech women’s soccer program and has been a big part of the program’s success over the past four years. Adair’s wealth of soccer knowledge and organization coupled with his extensive experience as both a player and coach are just a few key elements that Adair adds to the staff, and reasons why Coach Cagle credits her supporting staff with her Mid Atlantic Region Coach of the Year honors. Cagle states that in her opinion the award is a “Staff of the Year award”, and to get the program to where it is now has taken a real team effort. Adair joined the Hokies after serving two seasons as Associate Head Coach for the UC Santa Barbara women’s soccer team, where he was involved in all aspects of the soccer program, including recruiting, coaching, scouting, player management, community relations and camps. Since April 2004, Adair has been an assistant coach and scout on the Cal-South Olympic Development staff. In 2003, he was an Assistant Coach with the San Diego Spirit of the Women’s United Soccer Association. Adair was youth soccer coach/ Assistant Director of Competitive Older Ages for the Del Mar Sharks competitive soccer program for eight years. Along with his time at UC Santa Barbara, Adair has significant experience coaching at the collegiate level. He spent one season as an assistant coach for both the men’s and women’s teams at Pacific University in Portland, Ore. He also was an assistant coach for the University of San Diego’s men’s team from 1998-2000. Adair has recorded numerous minutes as a player as well as a coach. He competed professionally for 10 years, including with the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer and the U.S. National Futsal Team. He also spent time playing for the San Diego Sockers, Wichita Wings, Portland Timbers, San Diego Flash, Minnesota Thunder, Seattle Sounders, Milwaukee Wave, Carolina Dynamo and A.A. Ghent (Belgium) from 1993-2003. A first round draft pick of the San Diego Sockers and the Wichita Wings, Adair spent three years (1990-1992) at the University of San Diego. At San Diego, he was an All-American, a two-year team captain and a member of the NCAA Finalist Team. He played one year at San Diego State before transferring to USD. Adair earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from USD in 1993 and his MBA from USD in 1996. He also has a United States Soccer Federation “A” Coaching License. Adair has three children: Alexandra, Jack and Madeline.

ATHLETICS ADMINISTRATION AND WOMEN’S SOCCER SUPPORT STAFF

Jim Weaver Director of Athletics

Katie Baer Athletic Trainer

Sharon McCloskey Senior Associate A.D., Senior Woman Administrator

Megan Evans Coordinator of Strength and Conditioning

Tim East Associate A.D., External Affairs

Marianne Baffi Administrative Assistant

Tom Gabbard Associate A.D., Internal Affairs

Jerry Cheynet Game Operations Coordinator

Jerry Massey Webcast Announcer

Chris Helms Associate A.D., Olympic Sports

Jon Jaudon Associate A.D., Administration

Alicia Longworth Marketing

Rachel Perreault Athletics Communications

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NUMERICAL ROSTER

No. 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 25 26 30

Name Stephanie Balanoff Rebekah Brook Brittany Michels Stephanie Hylton Shannon Mayrose Kristi Sieber Kelly Lynch Katie Cramp Megan Strawther Julian Johnson Emily Jukich Kylie Stankovics Kelly Conheeney Kelsey Mitchell Brittany Popko Anne Lumpkin Robin Chidester Julia Goldsworthy Sloane Levin Jennifer Harvey Catherine Mulcahy Amanda Gerhard Kelsey Billups Rachel Beaumont Marika Gray Anna Romeiser

Pos. GK GK MF MF/D F D D MF/F D F F D MF F MF MF MF/F D F MF D MF/F MF MF F GK

Ht. 5-8 5-6 5-11 5-5 5-10 5-9 5-3 5-7 5-11 5-9 5-4 5-6 5-5 5-6 5-10 5-3 5-10 5-4 5-4 5-6 5-4 5-7 5-6 5-7 5-7 5-6

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ALPHABETICAL ROSTER and Pronunciation Guide Name No. Stephanie Balanoff........................................................... 0 Rachel Beaumont...........................................................25 Kelsey Billups...................................................................23 Rebekah Brook.................................................................. 1 Robin Chidester (CH-des-ter).....................................17 Kelly Conheeney.............................................................13 Katie Cramp........................................................................ 7 Julia Goldsworthy...........................................................18 Marika Gray.......................................................................26 Amanda Gerhard (Grr-ard)..........................................22 Jennifer Harvey...............................................................20 Stephanie Hylton.............................................................. 3 Julian Johnson................................................................... 9 Emily Jukich (JUKE-itch)...............................................10 Sloane Levin.....................................................................19 Anne Lumpkin.................................................................16 Kelly Lynch.......................................................................... 6 Brittany Michels................................................................ 2 Shannon Mayrose............................................................. 4 Kelsey Mitchell.................................................................14 Catherine Mulcahy.........................................................21 Brittany Popko.................................................................15 Anna Romeiser................................................................30 Kristi Sieber (SEE-ber)...................................................... 5 Kylie Stankovics (STANK-ovics)..................................11 Megan Strawther (STRAW-ther).................................. 8

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Hometown Orlando, Fla. Mosgiel, New Zealand Virginia Beach, Va. Springfield, Va. Freehold, N.J. Leesburg, Va. Mullica Hill, N.J. Clifton, Va. Los Alamitos, Calif. Norfolk, Va. Clifton, Va. Brick, N.J. Ridgewood, N.J. Longwood, Fla. Leesburg, Va. Richmond, Va. Virginia Beach, Va. Jamison, Pa. Hamburg, Mich. Roanoke, Va. Alexandria, Va. Catasauqua, Pa. Richmond, Va. Bent Mountain, Va. Alexandria, Va. Roanoke, Va.

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Club Team Seminole Ice SoccerSouth Beach FC Majix BRYC Fury Montclair Aristocats NOVA Premier Pride FC Delco Lightning MPS Freedom Elite OJSC Northstars Virginia Rush Nike PWSI Cardinals PDA Wildcats Montclair Aristocats FL Surge MPS Freedom Elite McLean Freedom Beach FC Fyre FC Bucks Shattuck- St. Mary’s Roanoke Stars SYC Speed FC Delco Fury Richmond Strikers Roanoke Stars SYC Galaxy Roanoke Stars

High School Lake Brantley Univ. of Otago Floyd E. Kellam Lake Braddock Secondary Freehold Boro Loudoun County Clearview Regional Centreville Los Alamitos Granby Centreville Brick Memorial Ridgewood Lake Brantley Heritage Mills E. Godwin Princess Anne Central Bucks South Shattuck-St. Mary’s Cave Spring Thomas A. Edison Catasauqua Mills E. Godwin Cave Spring Hayfield Secondary Hidden Valley

ROSTER BREAKDOWN BY CLASS Seniors (7): Stephanie Balanoff, Robin Chidester, Julian Johnson, Emily Jukich, Kristi Sieber, Kylie Stankovics, Megan Strawther Juniors (5): Kelsey Billups, Rebekah Brook, Marika Gray, Jennifer Harvey, Kelly Lynch Sophomores (5): Rachel Beaumont, Katie Cramp, Stephanie Hylton, Brittany Michels, Brittany Popko Freshmen (9): Kelly Conheeney, Amanda Gerhard, Julia Goldsworthy, Sloane Levin, Anne Lumpkin, Shannon Mayrose, Kelsey MItchell, Kellyy Mulcahy, Anna Romeiser

BY STATE

New Zealand (1): Rebekah Brook

California (1): Megan Strawther Florida (2): Stephanie Balanoff, Kelsey Mitchell Michigan (1): Sloane Levin New Jersey (4): Kylie Stankovics, Kelly Lynch, Kelly Conheeney, Shannon Mayrose

Pennsylvania (2): Amanda Gerhard, Julia Goldsworthy Virginia (15): Rachel Beaumont, Kelsey Billups, Robin Chidester, Katie Cramp, Marika Gray, Jennifer Harvey, Stephanie Hylton, Julian Johnson, Emily Jukich, Anne Lumpkin, Brittany Michels, Catherine Mulcahy, Brittany Popko, Anna Romeiser, Kristi Sieber

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Senior • Midfield/Forward • 5-10 Virginia Beach, Va. • Princess Anne H.S.

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2008: Started all 23 matches for Tech … Was fourth on the team with seven points off two goals and three assists … Recorded her first multi-goal game in the Hokies’ 4-2 win over Evansville … Dished out the assist for Laurie Beth Puglisi’s game-winning goal against then-No. 11 Duke … Assisted Emily Jukich on the game-tying goal against then-No. 12 Virginia in the semifinal round of the ACC Tournament … Had an assist against NC State during the regular season … Named to the Academic All-ACC Team. 2007: Appeared in all 18 contests, starting four … Recorded her first two career assists against Tennessee and Loyola (Md.) … Scored a goal against Elon … Played the final 77 minutes of the Maryland match in goal for an injured Ashley Owens, making four saves in the Hokies’ overtime victory … Started at goalkeeper against Longwood and earned her first career shutout, making two saves against the Lancers. 2006: Appeared in 17 games, starting 10 … Finished fourth on the team in shots on goal (14) tied for fourth in total shots (25) … Scored her first collegiate points on a goal against Boston College … Posted a career-high six shots against East Tennessee State. High School/Club: A Soccer Buzz Top 150 Recruit … Four-time letterwinner at Princess Anne … Led her high school to the state semifinals and a district title as a junior … Named First-Team All-District, All-Region and All-State in 2005 … Earned All-Beach District honors in three consecutive seasons … Played two seasons with the Beach FC Fyre club team … Led her club team to the 2004 State Cup Championship Game and a semifinal appearance in 2005 … Selected for the Region I ODP squad in 2005 … SINGLE GAME HIGHS A three-time letterwinner in both swimming and Goals.... 2......vs. Evansville.................... 08/29/08 cross country. Assists.. 1......5 times, last vs. UVa........ 11/07/08 Personal: Born on Aug. 20, 1988, in Points... 4......vs. Evansville.................... 08/29/08 Fountain Valley, Calif. … Daughter of Shots.... 6......vs. East Tenn St................ 10/27/06 Paul and Betty Chidester … Has two SOG...... 3......vs. Evansville.................... 08/29/08 brothers, Ben and Jeff … Majoring vs. East Tenn St................ 10/27/06 in communication.

CHIDESTER’S CAREER STATISTICS Year 2006 2007 2008 Career

GP/GS 17/10 18/7 23/23 58/140

G 1 1 2 4

A 0 2 3 5

Pts 2 4 7 13

Sh 25 15 36 76

Shot% .040 .067 .056 .053

SOG 14 4 13 31

SOG% .560 .267 .361 .408

YC-RC 0-0 3-0 2-0 5-0

GW 0 0 0 0

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

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Meet the Hokies

2008: Appeared in all 23 contests while starting 22 … Tied for second on the team with 13 points on the year … Led the squad with seven assists … Became Tech’s all-time career assists leader with her helper on Marika Gray’s goal in the season opener at Davidson … Recorded three assists against James Madison, becoming the only player in Tech history to dish out three assists in a single game twice in her career … Picked up assists against George Mason, NC State and Boston College … Scored the game-winning goal against then-No. 8 Virginia to give the Hokies’ their first victory over the Cavaliers in program history … Tallied scores against Clemson and Charlotte. 2007: Started nine matches for the Hokies while appearing in 15 … Finished second on the team with five assists, 13 points and 27 shots … Notched four goals on the season, good for third on the team … Scored her first two career goals at NC State … Picked up her first game-winner against Maryland, propelling Tech to its first overtime victory in four years … Scored a goal against Boston College … Recorded assists against Radford, Miami, NC State, Maryland and Longwood … Earned VaSID All-State second team honors. 2006: Made an immediate impact for the Hokies, appearing in all 18 contests while starting 14 … Broke Tech’s single season assist record with 12 helpers in her rookie campaign … Led the conference and ranked third nationally in assists per game (0.67) … Picked up her first career point with an assist against George Mason … Dished out three assists against Radford, matching a Tech single-game record … Recorded assists against UNCG, High Point, James Madison, Liberty, Duke, Miami, Virginia and Boston College … Awarded ACC All-Freshman Team and All-Mid-Atlantic Region Freshman Team honors. High School/Club: Four-time team Most Valuable Player at Granby … Led her high school to its first-ever district title in 2004 and a second in 2006 … Named District Player of the Year as a senior … Finished her final season as the region’s leading scorer on her way to earning 2006 Regional Player of the Year and the city of Norfolk’s Athlete of the Year accolades … Played three seasons for the Virginia Rush Nike club team, leading her squad to a state title in 2003 and the state finals in 2004 … Completed her career as the club’s all-time leading scorer … Three-year member of the ODP state and regional teams in addition to competing in the ODP national team for one season … Three-time letterwinner SINGLE GAME HIGHS in both field hockey and track … Member of the National Goals.....2......at NC State........................ 10/14/07 Honor Society. Assists..3......twice, last vs. JMU.......... 09/21/08 Personal: Born on May 13, 1988, in Norfolk, Va. … Points....5......at NC State........................ 10/14/07 Daughter of Junior and Valerie Johnson … Has three Shots.....6......twice, last vs. NCSU........ 10/08/06 siblings: Jordan, Joshua and Victoria … Enrolled in SOG........4......3 times, last at CU........... 10/02/08 financial planning.

Johnson’s CAREER STATISTICS Year 2006 2007 2008 Career

10

GP/GS 18/14 15/9 23/22 56/45

2009 Women’s Soccer

G 0 4 3 7

A 12 5 7 24

Pts 12 13 13 38

Sh 46 27 27 100

Shot% .000 .148 .111 .070

SOG 20 18 14 52

SOG% .435 .667 .519 .520

YC-RC 0-0 0-0 2-0 2-0

GW 0 1 1 2

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


Emily Jukich

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10

Senior • Forward • 5-4 Clifton, Va. • Centreville H.S.

Meet the Hokies

2008: Played in and started all 23 contests for Tech … One of the top scorers in the ACC, ranking third in the league with 0.65 goals per game and fourth in the conference with 1.35 points per game … Led the team with 15 goals, the second highest single-season goal total in Tech history … Surpassed Emily Barnhart (2000-2003) as the Hokies’ all-time leader in goals with 25 career scores … Notched the game-winners against George Washington, then-No. 22 Cal State Fullerton, NC State, Longwood and Maryland … Tallied the game-tying goal in the second half against then-No. 12 Virginia during the ACC semifinals … Named to the ACC All-Tournament Team … Recorded goals against Evansville, George Mason, Charlotte, James Madison, then-No. 25 Miami, then-No 13 Boston College and then-No.19 Wake Forest … Picked up an assist against NC State … Selected to the All-ACC second team, joining Marika Gray as the only two Hokies to ever earn All-ACC honors … Named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III second team … Earned AllMid-Atlantic Region second team accolades … Awarded First-Team All-State honors by VaSID … Named Academic All-ACC. 2007: Appeared in 17 matches, starting five … Finished fourth on the team with three goals scored, seven total points and 21 shots for the season … Recorded her first career assist on Marika Gray’s goal in the waning seconds to tie Clemson … Picked up her first goal of the season against Maryland … Recorded her first career multi-goal game with two scores against Longwood. 2006: Started seven games during her rookie season while making appearances in 16 contests … Scored seven goals, tying Laurie Beth Puglisi for the most goals scored on the squad … Ranked eighth in the ACC with 0.44 goals per game … Finished the season second on the team with 14 points … Recorded the team’s only hat trick of season and the first since 2004 against Radford … Notched two goals against High Point, including the game-winner, for her second multi-goal game of the season … Tallied goals against Liberty and Virginia … Named to the UNC-Greensboro All-Tournament Team. High School/Club: Four-year letterwinner at Centreville … Scored 72 goals and collected 37 assists in her high school career … Named First Team All-State from 2004-2006 … Received NSCAA Regional All-America and Washington Post All-Met Player of the Year honors in 2006 … Earned First Team All-Metro, All-Region and All-District accolades throughout her high school career … Led Centreville in scoring while propelling her team to three district championships and a regional title … Played five seasons on the ODP state team and two years for the PWSI Cardinals club team … Instrumental in the Cardinals’ state championships in 2006 and 2007 while leading her squad to a regional championship and national finals in 2007 SINGLE GAME HIGHS … Lettered in track. Goals.....3......vs. Radford........................ 08/27/06 Personal: Born on Dec. 10, 1987, in Assists..1......vs. Clemson...................... 10/11/07 Media, Pa. … Daughter of Nicholas and Points....6......vs. Radford........................ 08/27/06 Kathleen Jukich … Has three siblings: Shots.....8......twice, last vs. LU.............. 10/15/08 Matt, Melissa and Nicole … Majoring in SOG........5......twice, last vs. GW............ 09/07/08 political science.

JUKICH’S CAREER STATISTICS Year 2006 2007 2008 Career

GP/GS 16/7 17/5 23/23 56/35

G 7 3 15 25

A 0 1 1 2

Pts 14 7 31 52

Sh 28 21 68 117

Shot% .250 .143 .221 .214

SOG 17 11 34 62

SOG% .607 .524 .500 .530

YC-RC 1-0 0-0 2-0 3-0

GW 1 0 5 6

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

Virginia Tech Hokies

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Kristi Sieber

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5

Senior • Defender • 5-9 Leesburg, Va. • Loudoun County H.S.

Meet the Hokies

2008: Appeared in two contests, helping the Hokie defense to shut out George Mason and Longwood. 2007: Logged game time in the Hokies’ shutout victory over Longwood. 2006: Played in five matches … Took her first collegiate shot against East Tennessee State … Helped the defense shut out Radford and East Tennessee State. High School/Club: Led Loudoun County to a 20-1-1 record and the state finals in 2003 … Named First-Team All-District and All-Region in addition to earning second-team all-metro honors … Received First-Team All-Extra Loudoun/Fauquier honors from the Washington Post as a junior … Selected as the team’s Most Valuable Player twice, honorable mention All-Metro as a junior and Second-Team All-District following her sophomore and junior seasons … Played three years for the Sterling Nova Premier Pride … Led her club team to a Washington Area Girls Soccer Division I Championship in the spring of 2005 and the fall of 2006 … Three-year letterwinner in swimming … Scholar-Athlete Award recipient. Personal: Born on Aug. 18, 1988, in SINGLE GAME HIGHS Leesburg, Va. … Daughter of Curt and Pam Sieber … Has four siblings: Carrie, Shots.... 1......vs. E. Tenn. St.................... 10/20/06 Curtis, Emma and Lisa … Enrolled in the business program.

SIEBER’S CAREER STATISTICS Year 2006 2007 2008 Career

12

GP/GS 5/0 1/0 2/0 8/0

2009 Women’s Soccer

G 0 0 0 0

A 0 0 0 0

Pts 0 0 0 0

Sh 1 0 0 1

Shot% .000 .000 .000 .000

SOG 0 0 0 0

SOG% .000 .000 .000 .000

YC-RC 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

GW 0 0 0 0

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


Kylie Stankovics

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11

Senior • Defender • 5-6 Brick, N.J. • Brick Memorial H.S. 2008: Made one start while appearing in 17 games during the season … Helped the defense record shutouts against George Washington, George Mason, than-No. 22 Cal State Fullerton, NC State, Longwood and then-No. 11 Duke … Took three shots on the season in games against Cal State Fullerton, Miami and Longwood. 2007: Played in four contests … Instrumental to the defense in shutouts against Radford, Elon and Longwood … Attempted a shot versus Elon. 2006: Earned 10 starts, while appearing in 17 contests … Fired 10 shots throughout the season including a career-high three attempts against Clemson … Helped shut out Radford, UNC Greensboro, Liberty, Clemson, Maryland and East Tennessee State … Took her first collegiate shot in the season opener against George Mason … Part of the defensive unit that held eventual national champion North Carolina to a single goal … Made a diving save to prevent a Blue Devil score in the contest versus Duke. High School/Club: A Soccer Buzz Top 100 Recruit … Led Brick Memorial to a state championship, as well as conference and division championships … Named First-Team All-Division and All-County in addition to earning Second-Team All-Shore and All-State honors … Played five years of club soccer with the PDA Wildcats … Led club team to five State Cup championships, three regional titles and a national championship in 2003 … Played one year of ODP soccer at the regional level and five years at the state level. Personal: Born on Nov. 9, 1987, in Red Bank, N.J. … Daughter of Laszlo and Sandy Stankovics … Has one brother, Evan … Majoring in communication.

Shots.....3......vs. Clemson...................... 10/05/06 SOG........2......vs. Clemson...................... 10/05/06

Meet the Hokies

SINGLE GAME HIGHS

Stankovics’ CAREER STATISTICS Year 2006 2007 2008 Career

GP/GS 17/10 4/0 17/1 38/11

G 0 0 0 0

A 0 0 0 0

Pts 0 0 0 0

Sh 10 1 4 15

Shot% .000 .000 .000 .000

SOG 4 1 1 6

SOG% .400 1.000 .250 .400

YC-RC 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

GW 0 0 0 0

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

Virginia Tech Hokies

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Megan Strawther Senior • Defender • 5-11 Los Alamitos, Calif. • Los Alamitos H.S.

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8

Meet the Hokies

2008: Missed the 2008 season due to a knee injury. 2007: Appeared in 13 contests, starting three ... Helped shut out Radford, Elon and Longwood ... Attempted a career game-high two shots against James Madison. 2006: Saw action in 15 games, starting five ... Took her first shot against Boston College ... Helped the defense record five shutouts: Radford, UNC Greensboro, Clemson, Maryland and East Tennessee State ... Helped hold eventual national champion North Carolina to just one goal. High School/Club: Four-time letterwinner at Los Alamitos ... Led high school to back-to-back Sunset League Championships, a CIF-Southern Section Division I title and an overall mark of 22-2-5 ... Member of the Los Angeles Times So-Cal All-Stars ... Earned First-Team All-Division honors as a senior ... Named to the Long Beach Press Dream Team ... Played two seasons of club soccer with the OJSC Northstars and one year with the Fullerton Rangers ... Led club team to the final round of the Cal-South National Cup Tournament ... A three-time letterwinner in track. Personal: Born Dec. 30, 1987, in West Hills, Calif. … Daughter of Larry and Nancy Strawther … Has two siblings: SINGLE GAME HIGHS Michael and Mallory … Majoring in communication. Shots:....2 vs. James Madison, 09/02/07

Strawther’S CAREER STATISTICS Year 2006 2007 2008 Career

14

GP/GS 15/5 13/3 DNP 28/8

2009 Women’s Soccer

G 0 0 - 0

A 0 0 - 0

Pts 0 0 - 0

Sh 1 2 - 3

Shot% .000 .000 - .000

SOG 0 0 - 0

SOG% .000 .000 - .000

YC-RC 0-0 0-0 - 0-0

GW 0 0 - 0

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


Kelsey Billups

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Junior • Defender • 5-6 Richmond, Va. • Mills E. Godwin H.S.

23

2008: Played in all 23 matches for the Hokies, starting 19 … Recorded her first career point with an assist in Tech’s 4-2 victory over Evansville … Dished out another assist against Clemson. 2007: Started in 15 of her 18 games played … Never left the field during seven of the contests … Totaled 11 shots during the year ... Attempted a game-high two shots against Loyola (Md.) and Florida State … Had a shot on goal against Tennessee. High School/Club: Named district and region Player of the Year as a junior … Earned First-Team All-Metro and All-State accolades … Led her team in scoring for three seasons … Instrumental to her team’s Central Regional Championship as a sophomore and trip to the state semifinals as a rookie … Three-time First-Team All-District and two-time All-Metro first team honoree … Represented her Super Y League team at the National Championships … Named to the 2006 SLY ODP National Select Team … Led club team, the Richmond Strikers, to the Jefferson Cup finals, the Capital Area Soccer League Shootout finals and the Greensboro finals … Helped club team win the SINGLE GAME HIGHS Greensboro and Chesapeake titles. Assists..1......at Clemson........................ 10/02/08 Personal: Born on July 13, 1989, in vs. Evansville.................... 08/29/08 Richmond, Va. … Daughter of Tom and Sue Shots.....2..... vs. Florida State................ 10/07/07 Ellen Billups … Has one sister, Claire … 2 vs. Loyola (Md.)................ 09/09/07 Majoring in biology. SOG........2......vs. Loyola (Md.).................. 09/09/07

Meet the Hokies

Billups’ CAREER STATISTICS Year 2007 2008 Career

GP/GS 18/15 23/19 41/34

G 0 0 0

A 0 2 2

Pts 0 2 2

Sh 11 10 21

Shot% .000 .000 .000

SOG 3 3 6

SOG% .273 .300 .286

YC-RC 1-0 1-0 2-0

GW 0 0 0

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

Virginia Tech Hokies

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Marika Gray

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Junior • Forward • 5-7 Alexandria, Va. • Hayfield Secondary

Meet the Hokies

2008: Started and played in eight matches … Third on the team in goals (4) and assists (2) … Recorded a goal and an assist against Evansville ... Scored the Hokies’ lone goal against No. 11 Texas A&M … Netted goals against George Washington and George Mason … Missed the last 15 matches of the season due to a knee injury. 2007: Played in all 18 contests as a freshman while making 16 starts… Became the first player since Emily Barnhart in 2002 to lead the team in both goals (8) and assists (6) … Finished fifth in the ACC in points per game (1.22) … Scored two goals in her first career game against Radford … Earned ACC Player of the Week and Soccer America Team of the Week honors after scoring two goals against No. 13 Tennessee … Recorded the game-tying goal against Clemson with 53 seconds remaining … Scored goals against Elon, Miami and North Carolina … All six of her assists came in the final three games of the season versus Maryland, Longwood and Boston College … Named to the 2008 U.S. U-20 Women’s Soccer National Team player pool … Earned Third-Team Soccer Buzz Freshman All-America, Third-Team AllMid-Atlantic Region, Second-Team All-ACC and Second-Team All-VaSID honors. High School/Club: Earned four letters at Hayfield Secondary … A three-time All-District and All-Region first team honoree … Earned All-Metro honors as a junior and senior after setting a school record for goals in a single season … Named First-Team All-Examiner and Patriot District Player of the Year … Helped the Springfield Youth Club advance to the state cup semifinals as a senior … Nominated for the SYC Player of the Year award as a junior … A district and regional champion in the 4x200-meter relay … Earned All-District, All-Region and All-State honors in track. Personal: Born on Sep. SINGLE GAME HIGHS 20, 1989, in Fairfax, Va. … Daughter of Dale Goals.....2......vs. Tennessee................... 09/07/07 and Lee Gray … Has 2......at Radford......................... 08/31/07 one sister, Valencia, Assists..2......3 times, last vs. BC.......... 11/04/07 who graduated from Points....4......vs. Tennessee................... 09/07/07 Tech in May 2008 … 4......at Radford......................... 08/31/07 Majoring in biology. Shots.....7......vs. Elon............................... 09/16/07 SOG........3......at James Madison.......... 09/02/07 3......at Radford......................... 08/31/07

Gray’S CAREER STATISTICS Year 2007 2008 Career

16

GP/GS 18/16 8/8 26/24

2009 Women’s Soccer

G 8 4 12

A 6 2 8

Pts 22 10 32

Sh 55 30 85

Shot% .145 .133 .141

SOG 27 13 4

SOG% .491 .433 0.471

YC-RC 1-0 0-0 1-0

GW 2 2 4

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


Jennifer Harvey

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20

Junior • Midfielder • 5-6 Roanoke, Va. • Cave Spring H.S.

Meet the Hokies

2008: Started all 23 matches as a sophomore … Totaled two goals and an assist on the season … Scored the Hokies’ lone goal in the season opener at Davidson … Tallied an assist against Evansville … Converted on a penalty kick attempt at No. 8 Florida State for her second goal of the season … Earned Third-Team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III Team honors, becoming just the second Tech sophomore to earn the distinction … Member of the Academic All-ACC Team. 2007: Started the last 16 games of the season … Played the full 90 minutes in nine contests … Finished third on the team in assists (4) and fourth in points (6) … Scored her first goal with the game-winner and added an assist against Longwood … Registered assists against NC State, North Carolina and Boston College … Helped to shut out Radford, Elon, Arizona, Longwood and Boston College. High School/Club: A four-time All-District, All-Region and All-Timesland first team honoree … Earned All-State honors as a sophomore and Second-Team All-State accolades as a freshman … Helped her club team, the Roanoke Stars, advance to the final four of the State Cup … Served as team captain for both Cave Spring and the Roanoke Stars for two consecutive years … Former teammate of current Hokie Rachel Beaumont on both her high school and club teams … A Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholar-Athlete nominee … Earned AA Volleyball State Player of the Year and Prep Volleyball All-America honors … Helped her volleyball team win the 2006 state championship … Led the team in kills while receiving MVP, Timesland Player of the Year and First-Team All-State, All-District, SINGLE GAME HIGHS and All-Region honors for volleyball Goals.....1......3 times, last at FSU........ 09/28/08 in 2007. Assists..1......5 times, last vs Evan....... 08/29/08 Personal: Born on March 28, 1989, Points....3......at Longwood.................... 11/01/07 in Roanoke, Va. … Daughter of Andy and Shots.....3......2 times, last vs Duke...... 11/02/08 Margaret Harvey … Has two sisters, Stephanie SOG........2......4 times, last vs LU........... 10/15/08 and Emily … Majoring in chemistry.

Harvey’S CAREER STATISTICS Year 2007 2008 Career

GP/GS 18/16 23/23 41/39

G 1 2 3

A 4 1 5

Pts 6 5 11

Sh 18 26 44

Shot% .056 .077 .068

SOG 6 17 23

SOG% YC-RC .333 1-0 .654 .523

GW 1 0 1

PK-ATT 0-0 1-1 1-1

Virginia Tech Hokies

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Kelly Lynch

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Junior • Defender • 5-3 Mullica Hill, N.J. • Clearview Regional H.S.

6

Meet the Hokies

2008: Started all 23 matches for the Hokies … Instrumental to a defense that recorded a programbest nine shutouts during the season … Registered an assist at Clemson … Attempted four shots, two on goal, during the season. 2007: Started every game in her rookie campaign … Along with Kim Hickey, was one of only two Hokies to play in every minute of the season… Anchored a defense that allowed a program-record-low 20 goals in a single season … Recorded an assist on Marika Gray’s game-winning goal against then-No. 13 Tennessee … Dished out another assist against NC State … Attempted four shots on the season … Earned fourth-team Soccer Buzz Freshman All-America honors … Named to the All-Mid-Atlantic and All-ACC Freshmen Teams … Selected to the 2008 U.S. Under-20 Women’s Soccer National Team player pool. High School/Club: Four-year starter at Clearview Regional … Received NSCAA All-America Regional honors … Earned GC Times first team recognition throughout her high school career … Named Courier-Post Player of the Week in each of her four seasons … A two-time All-State honoree … Earned All-Region honors as a senior while serving as team captain … Led club team, the FC DELCO Lightning, to the Jefferson Cup and two Eastern Pennsylvania State Championships … A three-year member of the state ODP squad … Named Gatorade Rookie of the Year SINGLE GAME HIGHS and earned two varsity letters in track. Personal: Born on Feb. 24, 1989, in Meadowbrook, Assists..1......3 times, last vs Char....... 09/14/08 Pa. … Daughter of Jack and Leanne Lynch … Has Points....1......3 times, last vs Char....... 09/14/08 three siblings: Jack, Kevin and Shannon … Majoring Shots.....1......8 times, last at BYU........ 11/13/08 in communication/public relations. SOG........1......4 times, last at BYU........ 11/13/08

Lynch’S CAREER STATISTICS Year 2007 2008 Career

18

GP/GS 18/18 23/23 41/41

2009 Women’s Soccer

G 0 0 0

A 2 1 3

Pts 2 1 3

Sh 4 4 8

Shot% .000 .000 .000

SOG 2 2 4

SOG% YC-RC .500 0-0 .500 .500

GW 0 0 0

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


Rachel Beaumont #25 Sophomore • Midfielder • 5-7 Bent Mountain, Va. • Cave Spring H.S. 2008: Appeared in 10 matches during her rookie season … Attempted a shot against then-No. 22 Cal State Fullerton … Took two shots, one on goal, against NC State. High School/Club: A three-time First-Team AllDistrict and All-Region honoree … Served as team captain for Cave Spring and her club team, the Roanoke Stars … Former teammate of current Hokie Jennifer Harvey on both her high school and club teams … Received All-Timesland Defender accolades as a junior … Led the Stars to three consecutive Labor Day Nike Shootout runner-up finishes … Helped her club team to the Tivili Cup and Gothia Cup titles as a freshman … Participated in the Raleigh Shootout and the VCCL Showcase as a senior … A member of the varsity volleyball team … Served as student government president during her junior and senior years. Personal: Born on Nov. 19, 1989, in Roanoke, Va. … Daughter of Tucker and Cathy Beaumont … Has one older brother, Michael … Is a human nutrition, foods and exercise major.

SINGLE GAME HIGHS Shots.....2......vs NC State........................ 10/04/08 SOG........1......vs NC State........................ 10/04/08

Year 2008

GP/GS 10/0

G 0

A 0

Pts 0

Sh 3

Shot% .000

SOG 1

SOG% YC-RC .333

GW 0

Katie Cramp

PK-ATT 0-0

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Sophomore • Forward/Midfielder • 5-7 Clifton, Va. • Centreville H.S.

7

Meet the Hokies

Beaumont’S CAREER STATISTICS

2008: Appeared in 13 contests as a freshman … Helped the defense shut out George Mason, George Washington, then-No. 22 Cal State Fullerton, NC State and Longwood. High School/Club: Four-year starter at Centreville … Three-time second-team AllConcorde District honoree … Named All-Metro honorable mention by the Washington Post … Led high school team to three Concorde District Championships and two state semifinal appearances … A former high school teammate of fellow Hokie Emily Jukich … Member of the Virginia ODP and Washington Freedom U-20 teams … Served as team captain of the MPS Freedom Elite for four-straight years … Former club teammate of fellow Hokie Brittany Popko … Led club team to two State Cup Championships … A Scholar-Athlete Award recipient. Personal: Born on Oct. 6, 1989, at the Naval Air Station in Patuxent River, Md. … Daughter of Tom and Liz Cramp … Has a younger brother, Tommy … Is an interdisiplinary studies major.

Cramp’S CAREER STATISTICS Year 2008

GP/GS 2/0

G 0

A 0

Pts 0

Sh 0

Shot% .000

SOG 0

SOG% .000

YC-RC 0-0

GW 0

PK-ATT 0-0

Virginia Tech Hokies

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Stephanie Hylton

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R-Sophomore • Midfielder/Defender • 5-5 Springfield, Va. • Lake Braddock Secondary

3

Meet the Hokies

SINGLE GAME HIGHS 2008: Appeared in all 23 matches during the season while Goals.....1......2 times, last vs LU........... 10/15/08 starting in 12 … Dished out her first career assist against George Assists..1......vs Wake Forest................. 10/30/08 Washington … Recorded a goal and an assist against then-No. Points....2......2 times, last vs LU........... 10/15/08 22 Cal State Fullerton … Tallied an assist against Charlotte … Shots.....2......vs NC State........................ 10/04/08 Attempted seven shots, four on goal. SOG........1......vs NC State........................ 10/04/08 2007: Received a medical redshirt. High School/Club: A Soccer Buzz Top 150 recruit … Led her team to the state championship finals as a sophomore and to the state championship title as a junior … Named MVP of the championship match … Selected All-Examiner Player of the Year … Two-time all-metro honoree … Earned First-Team All-Region accolades … Led her club team, BRYC Fury, to four consecutive state championships … A member of the MidAtlantic champion and National semi-finalist DC United Super Y League team … Chosen to the North American All-Tournament Team and to the National All-Star Team … Participated on the regional and Virginia state ODP teams while being selected to the pool for the national ODP squad. Personal: Born on March 14, 1989, in Fairfax, Va. … Daughter of Lean and Sandy Hylton … Has one sibling, Stacie … Majoring in communication.

hylton’S CAREER STATISTICS Year 2007 2008

GP/GS DNP 23/12

G - 1

A - 3

Pts - 5

Sh - 7

Shot% - .143

SOG - 4

SOG% YC-RC - - .571

GW - 0

Brittany Michels

PK-ATT - 1-1

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2

Sophomore • Forward/Midfielder • 5-11 Virginia Beach, Va. • Floyd E. Kellam H.S. 2008: Appeared in 22 contests as a freshman while making nine starts … Totaled two goals and an assist in her rookie season … Scored her first career goal against Charlotte at the Wake Forest Nike Tournament … Added another goal in the Hokies’ win over Longwood … Dished out an assist against Wake Forest. High School/Club: Led high school to two semifinal appearances and a state title … Earned NSCAA All-America and All-South Region honors as a junior … Led the region in scoring and garnered First-Team All-Beach District, East Region and All-Tidewater accolades … Named First-Team All-State and NSCAA All-South Region as a sophomore … Played for the Region I and Virginia ODP teams … A member of the Beach FC Majix club team … Led club team to a medal at the Disney Cup and to the indoor U-18 National Championship in 2006 … Named to school honor roll all four years … A member of the National Honor Society. Personal: Born on Jan. 18, 1990, in Long Beach, Calif. … Daughter of Scott and Tina Michels … Has an older brother, Nate … Plans to major in apparel products development and merchandise management.

SINGLE GAME HIGHS Goals.....1......vs Cal State Fullerton.... 09/12/08 Assists....1......3 times, last vs Char....... 09/14/08 Shots.....2......vs Cal State Fullerton.... 09/12/08 SOG........1......3 times, last at FSU......... 09/28/08

Michel’S CAREER STATISTICS Year 2008

20

GP/GS 22/9

2009 Women’s Soccer

G 2

A 1

Pts 5

Sh 28

Shot% .071

SOG 14

SOG% YC-RC .500

GW 0

PK-ATT 0-0


Brittany Popko

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Sophomore • Defender • 5-10 Leesburg, Va. • Heritage H.S. 2008: Started 12 contests as a rookie while appearing in 16 matches … Totaled six shots, two on goal, during the season … Helped the defense shut out George Mason, George Washington, then-No. 22 Cal State Fullerton, NC State, Longwood and Maryland. High School/Club: Earned First-Team AllDulles District honors while at Heritage … Named team MVP and Second-Team All-Dulles District as a freshman … Played alongside fellow Hokie Katie Cramp on the MPS Freedom Elite Club Team … Led club team to the U-16 State Cup in 2006 and the U-18 State Cup in 2007 … A pool player selection for the Region I ODP squad … Played a year for the Washington Freedom Soccer Club … Two-year starting point guard on the Heritage varsity basketball team. Personal: Born on Nov. 3, 1989, in Fairfax, Va. … Daughter of Mike and Deb Popko … Father played football at Tulane University from 1981-1985 … Has a younger sister, Morgan … Plans to major in biology with a pre-med focus.

SINGLE GAME HIGHS Shots.....3......vs Longwood................... 10/15/08 SOG........1......twice, last vs LU............... 10/15/08

GP/GS 16/12

G 0

A 0

Pts 0

Sh 6

Shot% .000

SOG 2

SOG% YC-RC .333

GW 0

PK-ATT 0-0

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Popko’S CAREER STATISTICS Year 2008

r-Freshman • Forward/Midfielder 5-7 Catasauqua, Pa. • Catasauqua H.S. High School/Club: Played for two-time Colonial League Champion Catasauqua H.S. ... Scored 100 career goals faster than anyone in District 11 history ... Scored 51 goals as a junior ... Earned NSCAA Regional All-America, PSCA All-State Team and First-Team All-Colonial League and Morning Call All-Area honors that season ... Named 2008 Morning Call Player of the Year ... Played for four-time defending EPYSA State Cup champion FC Delco Fury … Helped her club team to two regional championships in the past two years and a national finals appearance in 2009 ... Selected as a member of the Region I ODP and Philadelphia Charge ODP teams ... Finished high school career with 14 varsity letters (basketball, field hockey, soccer and track) ... A member of the National Honor Society ... Served as a student representative for the Catasauqua Area District School Board. Personal: Born April 20, 1990, in Bethlehem, Pa. ... Daughter of Holly Gerhard and Chris and Shenon Gerhard ... Father was an All-American defensive back at East Stroudsburg University (1983-86) and played for the Philadelphia Eagles in 1987 ... Uncle, Matt Gerhard, wrestled for Penn State and the University of Pittsburgh ... Has three younger siblings: Laura, Quinn and Aidan ... Plans to major in biology.

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Newcomers

Rebekah Brook

Junior • Goalkeeper • 5-6 Mosgiel, New Zealand • University of Otago

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Before Tech: Played for Northern AFC in the Soccersouth Women’s Premier League from 2004-2009 … Helped Northern AFC to three league titles … Was named Soccersouth Young Player of the Year in 2004 and Soccersouth Sportswoman of the Year in 2008 … Played for Middlesbrough LFC in England during 2007-08 season … Traveled to Chile with the New Zealand U-20 team for the 2008 U-20 World Cup. Personal: Rebekah Brook was born May 19, 1989, in Dunedin, New Zealand … Daughter of Steven and Janice Brook … Has one older brother, Adam … Plans to major in psychology.

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Stephanie Balanoff

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Senior • Goalkeeper • 5-8 Orlando, Fla. • Lake Brantley 2007: Played in one game for the Hokies. 2006:Did not see any action. High School: Lettered four years in soccer Winter Park High School ... Captain of the varsity squad and team MVP as a junior and senior ... Recorded 14 shutouts in her final year at Winter Park ... Named Athlete of the Week on Dec. 8, 2005, by the Orlando Sentinel ... Named All-Tournament Team Goalkeeper at the Michelle Akers Classic in 2005 and 2006 ... A Wendy’s High School Heisman Award nominee ... Made the state final four with club, Seminole Ice, in 2005, and also with Winter Park in 2004 ... A member of the Florida Olympic Development Program for three years ... Also played four years of lacrosse. Personal: Born February 25, 1988, in Orlando, Fla. ... Daughter of Janet and Gary Balanoff ... Has one brother, Michael ... Undecided on a major.

Julia Goldsworthy #18 Freshman • Defense • 5-4 Jamison, Pa. • Central Bucks H.S. South

High School: Was a four-year starter at Central Bucks High School South … Helped her team to a Suburban League Championship and a 22-1 record in 2009 … Served as team captain as a senior when the team spent eight weeks in the top 25 of ESPN’s Fab 50 Poll, ranking as high as third … Was named team MVP and Defensive Player of the Year three times while also earning team Offensive Player of the Year after making the switch to midfield as a senior … A three-time All-Suburban League first team selection and a First-Team All-State selection as a senior … Was a three-year starter on the school’s field hockey team, helping them to a league championship and garnering numerous honors as a senior … Was a member of the Distinguished Honor Roll. Personal: Born September 16, 1991, in Abington, Pa. … Daughter of John and Lauretta Goldsworthy … Has two siblings: Taylor and Michael … Father, John, played football at West Chester University, and mother, Lauretta, was a four-time All-American gymnast at West Chester University … Intends to major in civil and environmental engineering with the plan to obtain a management position in the civil engineering industry.

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Kelly Conheeney 13 #

Freshman • Midfielder • 5-5 Ridgewood, N.J. • Ridgewood H.S.

High School: Was a four-year letterwinner at Ridgewood … Served as team captain as a junior and senior … Named Bergen County Player of the Year as a senior … Earned First-Team All-State, County, and League after her final season. Personal: Born Jan. 24, 1991, in Ridgewood, N.J. … Daughter of Debbie and John Conheeney … Has three siblings: Johnny, Megan and Lauren … Plans to major in communications.

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Freshman • Midfielder • 5-4 Hamburg, Mich. • Shattuck- St. Mary’s High School: Won three letters for soccer at Shattuck-St. Mary’s … Was the first player at her high school to score 100 goals … Remains the all-time leading scorer at Shattuck-St. Mary’s … Was a four-year Honor Roll student. Personal: Born July 10, 1991, in Southfield, Mich. … Daughter of Gavin and Alexis Levin … Has one brother, Ben … Father, Gavin, played rugby at Ohio State … Plans to major in environmental policies.

Anne Lumpkin Freshman • Midfielder • 5-3 Richmond, Va. • Mills E. Godwin H.S.

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Sloane Levin

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High School: Was a four-year letterwinner at Mills E. Godwin HS … Named Virginia AAA High School State Player of the Year as well as Central Region co-Player of the Year and District Player of the Year as a senior … Earned First-Team All-State honors as a senior while also being named to the All-Region first team from 2007-2009 and the All-District team four times … Earned region and district All-Academic team honors all four years … Played for the Richmond Strikers for nine years and went all the way to the U-17 National Championship …Helped club team, McLean Freedom, to a U-17 State Championship. Personal: Born Nov. 28, 1990, in Richmond, Va. … Daughter of Billy and Betty Lumpkin … Plans to major in business.

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Shannon Mayrose

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Freshman • Forward • 5-10 Freehold, N.J. • Freehold Boro H.S.

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High School: Was a four-year letterwinner and senior captain at Freehold Boro High School … Helped her team to become the New Jersey Group 3 Champions in 2006 and 2007 … Named New Jersey Gatorade Player of the Year for 2007-08 … Earned First-Team All-Sate honors as a junior and second team honors as a senior … Received All-Shore first team honors in her final three years of play … Named Freehold Boro High School Athlete of the Year … Was also a four-year member of the school’s basketball team, captaining the team as a junior and senior. Personal: Born Sept. 2, 1991, in Freehold, N.J. … Daughter of Glenn and Donna Mayrose .. Has two older siblings, Alyssa and Kevin … Sister Alyssa currently plays basketball at Fairleigh Dickinson … Has yet to decide on a major.

Kelsey Mitchell

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High School: Was a three year letterwinner and senior captain at Lake Brantley High School … Was a 2008 NSCAA High School All- American … Named to the 2007 All-Conference team … Earned team MVP honors as a sophomore and Rookie of the Year honors as a freshman … Played in the Women’s Semi-Pro League for both the Central Florida Strikers and the Florida Surge … Played one year on the ODP Region III team … Was a member of the National Honor Society and the Beta Club. Personal: Born Aug. 2, 1990, in Roanoke, Va. … Daughter of Curtis and Suzanne Mitchell … Has two sisters, Morgan and Shannon … Plans to major in engineering.

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Freshman • Defense • 5-4 Alexandria, Va. • Thomas A. Edison H.S.

High School: Was a four-year starter and letterwinner at Thomas A. Edison High School … Earned All-District honors all four years … Helped her high school to its first National District title … Led team in assists as a junior and senior … Played club soccer for SYC Speed, who ranked third in the state and won the WAGS U-19 Division 1 title … Was a member of the school’s basketball team. Personal: Born November 10, 1990, in Alexandria, Va. … Daughter of Jack and Marry Mulcahy … Has two siblings, John and Monica … Plans to major in engineering and would like to become an environmental engineer.

Anna Romeiser Freshman • Goalkeeper • 5-6 Roanoke, Va. • Hidden Valley H.S.

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High School: Was a four-year letterwinner at Hidden Valley High School … Allowed in just three regular season goals during her final campaign in 2009 … Earned All-District, All-Region and AllTimesland first team honors as a senior … Helped her team to the state semifinals all four years, the state finals in 2007 and 2009 and a state championship in 2006. Personal: Born May 15, 1991, in Roanoke, Va. … Daughter of Eric and Jennifer Romeiser … Has a younger brother, Dan … Plans to major in human nutrition, foods and exercise.

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2008 REVIEW Forward Laurie Beth Puglisi helped her team make ACC history as the Hokies marched all the way to the conference finals

TEAM statistics SHOT STATISTICS Goals-Shot attempts Goals scored average Shot pct. SOG-Attempts SOG pct. Shots/Game Assists CORNER KICKS PENALTY KICKS

VT OPP 36-310 32-298 1.57 1.39 .116 .107 146-310 126-298 .471 .423 13.5 13.0 27 24 116 3-3

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PENALTIES Yellow cards 20 Red cards 0

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ATTENDANCE Total 6403 Dates/Avg Per Date 12/534 Neutral Site #/Avg 5/1800

GOALS BY PERIOD.............. 1st Virginia Tech................................ 11 Opponents................................... 15

2nd 25 16

OT OT2 0 0 0 1

Total 36 32

SHOTS BY PERIOD............... 1st Virginia Tech.............................. 129 Opponents................................. 119

2nd 170 156

OT OT2 5 6 8 15

Total 310 298

SAVES BY PERIOD............... 1st Virginia Tech................................ 33 Opponents................................... 48

2nd 52 56

OT OT2 3 6 3 3

Total 94 110

CORNER KICKS BY PRD....... 1st Virginia Tech................................ 58 Opponents................................... 43

2nd 55 46

OT OT2 2 1 4 5

Total 116 98

FOULS BY PERIOD............... 1st Virginia Tech.............................. 128 Opponents................................. 102

2nd 137 92

OT OT2 3 7 5 5

Total 275 204

Mason, 2-0, to end the month of August with a 2-1 overall record and prepared to open September with the annual Hawthorn Suites Hokie Invitational. A tough challenge awaited the Hokies in the first match of the tourney as Tech welcomed No. 11 Texas A&M to Thompson Field. The contest headed into halftime locked at oneall, however the Aggies would pull away in the second frame for the win. Virginia Tech rebounded in the second match of the tournament, defeating George Washington, 2-0. The following weekend, the Hokies hit the road for two games in Winston-Salem, N.C., as part of the Wake Forest Nike Tournament. Goals from Emily Jukich, Stephanie Hylton and Niki King sent Tech past No. 22 Cal State Fullerton, while the Hokie defense earned its second straight shutout in the 3-0 win. Virginia Tech

closed out the weekend with a 5-1 victory over Atlantic 10 Champion Charlotte to move to 5-2-0 on the year. Tech ended its non-conference slate with a match-up against in-state rival James Madison. Despite goals from Laurie Beth Puglisi and Emily Jukich, the Hokies fell to the Dukes, 4-3, in overtime and took another blow, losing 2007 second-team All-ACC selection Marika Gray for the season to a knee injury late in the second half. Gray had been instrumental to the Hokie offense, recording four goals and two assists in eight contests. Her absence raised questions about the Hokies’ success in the up-coming ACC season, but the Hokies would quiet the doubts in the following month. Virginia Tech opened league play at Miami, taking a 1-0 lead into the final minutes before

2008 Review

The 2008 Virginia Tech women’s soccer team looked to carry over the momentum from a strong 2007 campaign and did just that, finishing with a 10-9-4 overall record and taking the program to new highs, not only in the Atlantic Coast Conference but also on the national scene. Seven freshmen joined 17 letterwinners on a roster with its eyes set on a second NCAA Tournament berth after barely missing out on an at-large bid the year before. However, the team suffered a minor setback, dropping the opener to a tough Davidson squad on the road. After falling behind 2-0 to Evansville, the Hokies NCAA hopes seemed to be fading, but the team responded with four goals, two from junior Robin Chidester, in the second half to register its first victory in 2008. Tech followed the win by blanking George

PERIOD statistics

Defender Kim Hickey helped her team shut out FSU and limited UVA to just one goal en route to the conference championship game.

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2008 Review

2008 SUPERLATIVES

Team Highs Points........13....... vs. Charlotte.................. Sep. 14 Goals............ 5....... vs. Charlotte.................. Sep. 14 Assists......... 3....... 6 times, last vs. NCSU.. Oct. 4 Shots..........29....... vs. Longwood................Oct. 15 SOG............12....... vs. G. Washington....... Sep. 07 CKs..............12....... vs. Evansville.................Aug. 29 Fouls..........19....... at Florida St................... Sep. 28 Saves.........12....... vs. Virginia.....................Nov. 07

Team Lows Points.......... 0....... 4 times, last at BYU.........Nov. 13 Shots............ 5....... 3 times, last vs UVa.....Nov. 07 SOG.............. 2....... 2 times, last at UNC.........Oct. 12 Saves.............0........vs. Evansville.................Aug. 29 CKs................ 1....... 2 times, last vs UVa.....Nov. 07 Fouls............ 5....... vs. Evansville.................Aug. 29

Miami scored the equalizer with two minutes to play. Tech would leave Coral Gables with the tie and dropped a 3-1 decision to 2007 College Cup runner-up Florida State before hitting the road again, bound for Clemson, S.C. A secondconsecutive loss seemed near, but Tech senior Laurie Beth Puglisi knocked home the gametying goal with a mere 48 seconds remaining in the match. The Hokies ended their three-game road swing with a 0-1-2 league record and returned to Thompson Field to hand NC State a 3-0 loss for their first ACC win of the year. Next, Tech played host to No. 8 Virginia, a team Virginia Tech had not beaten in eight tries. Tech’s fortunes against the Cavaliers would change as junior Julian Johnson scored the game-winner and the Hokie defense held off a ferocious UVa attack down the stretch for the 1-0 win. Tech dropped a 4-0 decision to eventual national champion, No. 2 North Carolina before rebounding with a 2-0 victory over Longwood in

Opponent Highs Points........12....... at North Carolina.........Oct. 12 Goals............ 4....... 2 times, last at UNC.....Oct. 12 Assists......... 4....... 2 times, last vs. UNC...Nov. 09 Shots..........32....... at Florida State............. Sep. 28 SOG............14....... at Florida State............. Sep. 28 Saves.........10....... vs. G. Washington....... Sep. 07 CKs..............11....... at Boston College........Oct. 26 Fouls..........19....... vs. Virginia.....................Nov. 07 Opponent Lows Points.......... 0....... 9 times, last vs. FSU.......Nov. 07 Shots............ 3....... vs. Evansville.................Aug. 29 SOG.............. 1....... 5 times, last vs. Duke.Nov. 02 Saves........... 1....... vs. Virginia.....................Nov. 07 CKs................ 0....... 2 times, last vs. Md......Oct. 17 Fouls............ 2....... vs. Longwood................Oct. 15 the final non-conference match of the season. Jukich netted the game-winner against Maryland in a tightly contested 1-0, match and the Hokies pulled their conference record to 3-2-2 heading into the home stretch. Virginia Tech would drop two close contests to No. 13 Boston College and No. 19 Wake Forest prior to welcoming No. 11 Duke for senior day. Puglisi headed home the game-winner as the Hokies picked up the program’s first win against the Blue Devils in program history and secured the seventh seed heading into the ACC Tournament. The Hokies then proceeded to make ACC Tournament history, advancing past No. 5 Florida State on penalty kicks, 4-2, in the quarterfinals. Next up, Tech battled No. 12 Virginia to a 1-1 tie through regulation and two overtime periods in the semifinals. Freshman goalkeeper Kristin Carden turned in a huge performance for the Hokies in the penalty kick round, making four saves to propel Tech past its in-state rival. Virginia Tech would eventually fall to No. 4

Individual Highs Points.......... 5....... Jukich vs. NCSU............Oct. 04 Puglisi vs. Charlotte.... Sep. 14 Goals............ 2....... Jukich vs. NCSU............Oct. 04 Jukich vs. JMU . ........... Sep. 21 Puglisi vs. Charlotte.... Sep. 14 Chidester vs. Evans.....Aug. 29 Assists......... 3....... Johnson vs. JMU.......... Sep. 21 Shots............ 8....... Jukich vs. Long..............Oct. 15 Jukich vs. GW................ Sep. 07 SOG.............. 5....... Jukich vs. GW................ Sep. 07 Gray vs. Texas A&M..... Sep. 05 Saves.........10....... Carden at FSU.............. Sep. 28

North Carolina in the conference championship match, but the Hokies had already became the lowest seed to ever advance past the quarterfinal round, much less make the finals, since the ACC transitioned to its current 12-team format in 2005. For its efforts, Tech was awarded the program’s second bid to the NCAA Tournament and traveled to Provo, Utah, for a match against the Cougars of BYU. Tech’s magical run ended with a 2-0 loss at No. 22 Brigham Young, but the Hokies had much to show for their tremendous season. The team set a new high for ACC wins in a season and finished with a winning record for the second consecutive season. Leading scorer Emily Jukich was named second-team All-ACC, second-team All-MidAtlantic and first-team all-state by VaSID after tallying a career-high 15 goals in 2008. Jukich will enter her senior season as Tech’s all-time leading scorer. In addition, Kelly Cagle was named Mid-Atlantic Region Coach of the Year, while five Hokies earned Academic All-ACC accolades. The Hokies captured the program’s first win over Virginia last year, 1-0, during the regluar season and defeated the Cavaliers a second time during the ACC Tournament.

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2008 STATISTICS INDIVIDUAL SEASON STATISTICS

No. 0 19 TM

Name Emily Jukich Laurie Beth Puglisi Julian Johnson Marika Gray Robin Chidester Brittany Michels Jennifer Harvey Niki King Stephanie Hylton Kelsey Billups Kelly Lynch Kim Hickey Kristen Carden Jordan Parsels Brittany Popko Kylie Stankovics Rachel Beaumont Jessica Varela Mauri Liberati Ashley Seldon Ashley Owens Katie Cramp Kristi Sieber TOTAL OPPONENTS Name Kristin Carden Ashley Owens Team TOTAL OPPONENTS

GP-GS MIN G 23-23 - 15 23-23 - 5 23-22 - 3 8-8 - 4 23-23 - 2 22-9 - 2 23-23 - 2 21-0 - 2 23-12 - 1 23-19 - 0 23-23 - 0 15-15 - 0 19-18 - 0 19-16 - 0 16-12 - 0 17-1 - 0 10-0 - 0 12-0 - 0 18-0 - 0 8-0 - 0 8-5 - 0 13-0 - 0 2-0 - 0 23 - 36 23 - 32

GP-GS Minutes 19-18 1666:11 8-5 495:38 - 0:00 23 2161:49 23 2161:49

A 1 3 7 2 3 1 1 1 3 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 24

Pts. 31 13 13 10 7 5 5 5 5 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 99 88

GA 24 8 0 32 36

Avg Saves 1.30 76 1.45 9 0.00 9 1.33 94 1.50 110

Sh Shot% 68 .221 38 .132 27 .111 30 .133 36 .056 28 .071 26 .077 6 .333 7 .143 10 .000 4 .000 0 .000 0 .000 12 .000 6 .000 4 .000 3 .000 2 .000 2 .000 1 .000 0 .000 0 .000 0 .000 310 .116 298 .107

SOG 34 17 14 13 13 14 17 4 4 3 2 0 0 5 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 146 126

Pct. W .760 7 .529 3 1.000 0 .746 10 .753 9

SOG% .500 .447 .519 .433 .361 .500 .654 .667 .571 .300 .500 .000 .000 .417 .333 .250 .333 .500 .500 .000 .000 .000 .000 .471 .423 L 6 2 0 9 10

GW PK-ATT 5 0-0 2 1-1 1 0-0 2 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 1-1 0 0-0 0 1-1 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 10 3-3 9 1-1

T Shutouts 4 5 0 2 0 2 4 9 4 4

2008 Statistics

No. 10 14 9 26 17 2 20 12 3 23 6 21 0 16 15 11 25 18 13 4 19 7 5

2008 RESULTS

Overall: 10-9-4

ACC: 4-4-2

Home: 8-4-0

Away: 0-4-2

Neutral: 2-1-2

Date Opponent W-L-T Score Overall ACC Att. GK of Record 8/23 at Davidson L 1-2 0-1-0 0-0-0 968 Owens 8/29 EVANSVILLE W 4-2 1-1-0 0-0-0 463 Owens 9/2 GEORGE MASON W 2-0 2-1-0 0-0-0 507 Owens 9/5 No. 11 TEXAS A&M† L 1-3 2-2-0 0-0-0 603 Owens 9/7 GEORGE WASHINGTON† W 2-0 3-2-0 0-0-0 362 Carden 9/12 No. 22 Cal State Fullerton^ W 3-0 4-2-0 0-0-0 - Carden 9/14 Charlotte^ W 5-1 5-2-0 0-0-0 - Carden 9/21 JAMES MADISON L (OT) 3-4 5-3-0 0-0-0 217 Carden son) 9/25 at No.25 Miami* T (2OT) 1-1 5-3-1 0-0-1 322 Carden 9/28 at No. 8 Florida State* L 1-3 5-4-1 0-1-1 634 Carden 10/2 at Clemson* T (2OT) 2-2 5-4-2 0-1-2 402 Carden 10/4 NC STATE* W 3-0 6-4-2 1-1-2 377 Carden 10/9 No. 8 VIRGINIA* W 1-0 7-4-2 2-1-2 537 Carden 10/12 at No. 2 North Carolina* L 0-4 7-5-2 2-2-2 1317 Carden 10/15 LONGWOOD W 2-0 8-5-2 2-2-2 391 Carden 10/17 MARYLAND* W 1-0 9-5-2 3-2-2 687 Carden 10/26 at No. 13 Boston College* L 1-2 9-6-2 3-3-2 322 Carden 11/1 No. 19 WAKE FOREST L 1-2 9-7-2 3-4-2 283 Carden 11/4 No. 11 DUKE W 1-0 10-7-2 4-4-2 643 Carden 11/5 No. 5 Florida State$ T (2OT, 4-2 PK) 0-0 10-7-3 4-4-2 - Carden 11/7 No. 12 Virginia$ T (2OT, 2-1 PK) 1-1 10-7-4 4-4-2 2410 Carden 11/9 No. 2 North Carolina$ L 0-3 10-8-4 4-4-2 - Carden 11/13 at Brigham Young@ L 0-2 10-9-4 4-4-2 1390 Carden

Overtime: 0-1-4

Goals Scored Harvey (Johnson) Chidester (Billups), Chidester, Gray (Harvey), Jukich (Gray) Gray (Johnson), Jukich (Puglisi) Gray Jukich (Hylton), Gray Jukich (Hylton), Hylton, King (Carden) Puglisi (Hylton), Puglisi, Michels (Puglisi), Jukich, Johnson (King) Jukich (Johnson), Puglisi (Johnson), Jukich (JohnJukich Jennifer Harvey Johnson (Billups), Puglisi (Hickey) Jukich (Johnson), King (Jukich), Jukich (Chidester) Johnson - Jukich, Michels Jukich Jukich (Johnson) Jukich Puglisi (Chidester) - Jukich (Chidester) - -

Home games in ALL CAPS; *Atlantic Coast Conference game; †Hawthorn Suites Hokie Invitational; ^ Wake Forest Nike Tournament; $ ACC Tournament; @ NCAA Tournament

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acc standings ACC Overall W-L-T Pts. For Opp Home Road W-L-T N. CAROLINA† 9-0-1 19 37 9 4-0-1 5-0-0 25-1-2 FLORIDA STATE 8-1-1 17 28 8 4-1-0 4-0-1 17-3-3 VIRGINIA 6-3-1 13 22 1 2-2-1 4-1-0 15-5-3 BOSTON COLLEGE 6-3-1 13 13 8 4-1-0 2-2-1 15-6-2 DUKE 4-3-3 11 15 10 3-1-1 1-2-2 15-6-3 WAKE FOREST 5-5-0 10 12 16 3-2-0 2-3-0 13-8-0 VIRGINIA TECH 4-4-2 10 12 14 4-1-0 0-3-2 10-9-4 MIAMI 3-5-2 8 5 11 1-2-2 2-3-0 10-9-3 MARYLAND 3-7-0 6 6 15 2-3-0 1-4-0 7-10-1 CLEMSON 1-8-1 4 8 29 1-3-1 0-5-0 5-11-1 NC STATE 0-10-0 0 4 31 0-5-0 0-5-0 8-12-0

Pct. .929 .804 .717 .696 .688 .619 .522 .523 .417 .324 .400

For Opp 89 16 64 15 51 24 40 17 54 25 38 23 36 32 22 20 28 22 26 38 26 40

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2008 Statistics

Points Per Game GP G A TP Avg. 1. Casey Nogueira-NC........ 28.... 25.......8.....58..... 2.07 2. Sanna Talonen-FS............ 21.... 16.......4.....36..... 1.71 3. KayAnne Gummersall-DU....24.......15..........4.......34........1.42 4. Emily Jukich-VT...................23.....15.......1.... 31..... 1.35 5. Jill Hutchinson-WF.......... 21.... 10.......7.....27..... 1.29 6. Julie Bolt-CU..................... 15.......9.......1.....19..... 1.27 7. Tiffany McCarty-FS.......... 23.... 11.......6.....28..... 1.22 Elisabeth Redmond-DU.... 23.... 12.......4.....28..... 1.22 9. Lindsay Vera-ST................ 20.......9.......6.....24..... 1.20 10. Lauren Alwine................ 23.......6.... 14.....26..... 1.13 GOALS PER GAME GP No. Avg. 1. Casey Nogueira-NC................ 28.......... 25......... 0.89 2. Sanna Talonene-FS................. 21.......... 16......... 0.76 3. Emily Jukich-VT.................23........15.......0.65 4. KayAnne Gummersall-DU.... 24.......... 15......... 0.62 5. Julie Bolt-CU............................. 15.............9......... 0.60 6. Elisabeth Redmond-DU........ 23.......... 12......... 0.52 7. Meghan Lenczyk-VA.............. 23.......... 11......... 0.48 Tiffany McCarty-FS...................... 23.......... 11......... 0.48 9. Jill Hutchinson-WF.................. 21.......... 10......... 0.48 10. Courtney Jones-NC.............. 28.......... 13......... 0.46 Assists Per Game GP No. Avg. 1. Lauren Alwine-VA................... 23.......... 14......... 0.61 2. Jessica McDonald-NC............ 21.......... 10......... 0.48 3. Meghan Klingenberg-NC..... 20.............9......... 0.45 Nikki Washington-NC................. 20.............9......... 0.45 5. Sarah Senty-VA........................ 23.............9......... 0.39 Lauren Switzer-FS........................ 23.............9......... 0.39 7. Sarah Wagenfuhr-FS.............. 23.............8......... 0.35 8. Jill Hutchinson-WF.................. 21.............7......... 0.33 Annesia Faulkner-MD................. 18.............6......... 0.33 10. Yael Averbuch-NC................. 28.............9......... 0.32 shots PER GAME GP No. Avg. 1. Casey Nogueira-NC................ 28........146......... 5.21 2. Jill Hutchinson-WF.................. 21.......... 80......... 3.81 3. Tiffany McCarty-FS.................. 23.......... 73......... 3.17 Elisabeth Redmond-DU............ 23.......... 73......... 3.17 5. Lindsay Vera-ST........................ 20.......... 62......... 3.10 6. Meghan Lenczyk-VA.............. 23.......... 69......... 3.00 7. Emily Jukich-VT.................23........68.......2.96 8. Brooke Knowlton-BC............. 23.......... 64......... 2.78 9. Lauren Singer-UM................... 22.......... 58......... 2.64 10. Yael Averbuch-NC................. 28.......... 72......... 2.57 Saves PER GAME GP No. Avg. 1. Paula Pritzen-CU...................... 17.......... 93......... 5.47 2. Vikki Alonzo-UM...................... 22........114......... 5.18 3. Rachel Barnette-ST................. 13.......... 61......... 4.69 4. Jillian Mastroianni-BC............ 22.......... 97......... 4.41 5. Kristin Carden-VT.............19........76.......4.00 6. Cassidy Powers-DU................. 24.......... 83......... 3.46

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7. Mary Casey-MD....................... 13.......... 44......... 3.38 8. Kate Milstead-FS...................... 23.......... 74......... 3.22 9. Laura Morse-WF...................... 19.......... 60......... 3.16 10. Celeste Miles-VA.................... 23.......... 33......... 1.43 goals against avg. GP GA Min. Avg. 1. Kate Milstead-FS................23...... 15......1992..... 0.68 2. Jillian Mastroianni-BC......22...... 17......1929..... 0.79 3. Vikki Alonzo-UM................22...... 20......2055..... 0.88 4. Mary Casey-MD.................13...... 11......1096..... 0.90 5. Celsete Miles-VA................23...... 23......2129..... 0.97 6. Laura Morse-WF................19...... 17......1507..... 1.01 7. Cassidy Powers-DU...........24...... 24......2103..... 1.03 8. Kristin Carden-VT..............19...... 24......1666..... 1.30 9. Paula Pritzen-CU................17...... 38......1501..... 2.28 10. Rachel Barnette-ST........13...... 28........ 938..... 2.68 Goals per game (TM) GP No. Avg. 1. North Carolina.......................... 28.......... 89......... 3.18 2. Florida State.............................. 23.......... 64......... 2.78 3. Duke............................................ 24.......... 54......... 2.25 4. Virginia........................................ 23.......... 51......... 2.22 5. Wake Forest............................... 21.......... 38......... 1.81 6. Boston College......................... 23.......... 40......... 1.74 7. Virginia Tech......................23........36.......1.57 8. Maryland.................................... 18.......... 28......... 1.56 9. Clemson..................................... 17.......... 26......... 1.53 10. NC State................................... 20.......... 26......... 1.30 11. Miami........................................ 22.......... 22......... 1.00 goals allowed pg (TM) GP No. Avg. 1. Florida State.............................. 23.......... 15......... 0.65 2. North Carolina.......................... 28.......... 16......... 0.57 3. Boston College......................... 23.......... 16......... 0.74 4. Miami.......................................... 22.......... 20......... 0.91 5. Maryland.................................... 18.......... 22......... 1.22 6. Wake Forest............................... 21.......... 23......... 1.10 7. Virginia........................................ 23.......... 24......... 1.04 8. Duke............................................ 24.......... 25......... 1.04 9. Virginia Tech......................23........32.......1.39 10. Clemson................................... 17.......... 38......... 2.24 11. NC State................................... 20.......... 40......... 2.00 shutouts Per Game (TM) GP No. Avg. 1. North Carolina.......................... 28.......... 17......... 0.61 2. Florida State.............................. 23.......... 14......... 0.61 3. Boston College......................... 23.......... 13......... 0.57 4. Duke............................................ 24.......... 13......... 0.54 5. Miami.......................................... 22.......... 11......... 0.50 6. Wake Forest............................... 21.......... 10......... 0.48 7. Virginia Tech......................23..........9.......0.39 8. Virginia........................................ 23.............9......... 0.39 9. Clemson..................................... 17.............5......... 0.29 10. Maryland................................. 18.............5......... 0.28 11. NC State................................... 20.............4......... 0.20

Home 11-1-1 8-2-0 9-3-1 11-1-1 10-1-1 9-3-0 8-4-0 6-3-2 5-5-1 4-4-1 7-5-0

Road Neutral 6-0-1 8-0-0 6-1-1 3-0-2 5-2-0 1-0-2 3-5-1 1-0-0 4-4-2 1-1-0 3-3-0 1-2-0 0-4-2 2-1-2 4-4-0 0-2-1 †Denotes ACC 1-4-0 1-1-0 regular-season 0-7-0 1-0-0 and tournament champion 1-7-0 0-0-0

ACC HONORS 2008 Offensive Player of the Year Casey Nogueira........................North Carolina 2008 Defensive Player of the Year Nikki Krzysik............................................Virginia 2008 Freshman of the Year Tiffany McCarty............................Florida State 2008 Coach of the Year Anson Dorrance.......................North Carolina 2008 All-ACC First Team KayAnne Gummersall (F)........................ Duke Elisabeth Redmond (MF).........................Duke Amanda DaCosta (MF)..............Florida State Sanna Talonen (F)........................Florida State Sarah Wagenfuhr (D)..................Florida State Mary Casey (GK)................................. Maryland Yael Averbuch (MF).................North Carolina Tobin Heath (F).........................North Carolina Casey Nogueira (MF)..............North Carolina Nikki Washington (MF)..........North Carolina Sinead Farrelly (MF)..............................Virginia Nikki Krzysik (D) ....................................Virginia Second Team Julia Bouchelle (MF)............. Boston College Jillian Mastroianni (GK)........Boston College Caroline Walden (D)...............Boston College Lorraine Quinn (MF)..................................Duke Becky Edwards (D)......................Florida State Whitney Engen (D)..................North Carolina Ali Hawkins (MF)......................North Carolina Lindsey Vera (F)....................................NC State Lauren Alwine (F)..................................Virginia Meghan Lenczyk (F) ............................Virginia Alex Singer (D)........................................Virginia Emily Jukich (F)................... Virginia Tech Kaley Fountain (D).......................Wake Forest Amy Smerdzinski (MF)................Wake Forest All Freshman Team Julia Bouchelle (MF) .............Boston College Jillian Mastroianni (GK)........Boston College Alyssa Pember (D)..................Boston College Cody Newman (F)......................................Duke Ashley Rape (D)...........................................Duke Tori Huster (MF)...........................Florida State Tiffany McCarty (F)......................Florida State Casey Short (MF).........................Florida State Brittani Bartok (F)....................North Carolina Courtney Jones (F)................. North Carolina Lauren Alwine (F)..................................Virginia


THE ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE Hokies Play in the Nation’s Top Women’s Soccer League

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Atlantic coast conference®

The Tradition

2008-09 in Review

The 2008-09 academic year saw league teams capturing five national team titles and 16 individual NCAA crowns. In all, the ACC has won 48 national team titles over the last 13 years. The ACC has won two or more NCAA titles in 27 of the past 29 years. A total of 128 ACC teams placed in NCAA postseason competition in 2008-09. League teams compiled a 130-74-1 (.637) mark against opponents in NCAA championship competition. In addition, the ACC had 199 student-athletes earn first team AllAmerica honors this past year. Overall, the league had 265 first, second or third team All-Americans and the ACC produced eight national Players of the Year and five national Coach of the Year honorees.

The Championships

The conference will conduct championship competition in 25 sports during the 2009-10 academic year - 12 for men and 13 for women. The first ACC championship was held in swimming on February 25, 1954. The conference did not conduct championships in cross country, wrestling or tennis during the first year. The 12 sports for men include football, cross country, soccer, basketball, swimming, indoor and outdoor track, wrestling, baseball, tennis, golf and lacrosse. Fencing, which was started in 1971, was discontinued in 1981. Women’s sports were initiated in 1977 with the first championship meet held in tennis at Wake Forest University. Championships for women are currently conducted in cross country, field hockey, soccer, basketball, swimming, indoor and outdoor track, tennis, golf, lacrosse, softball and rowing with volleyball deciding its champion by regular season play.

A History

The Atlantic Coast Conference was founded on May 8, 1953, at the Sedgefield Inn near Greensboro, N.C., with seven charter members - Clemson, Duke, Maryland, North Carolina, North Carolina State, South Carolina and Wake Forest - drawing up the conference by-laws. The withdrawal of seven schools from the Southern Conference came early on the morning of May 8,

1953, during the Southern Conference’s annual spring meeting. On June 14, 1953, the seven members met in Raleigh, N.C., where a set of bylaws was adopted and the name became officially the Atlantic Coast Conference. Suggestions from fans for the name of the new conference appeared in the region’s newspapers prior to the meeting in Raleigh. Some of the names suggested were: Dixie, Mid South, Mid Atlantic, East Coast, Seaboard, Colonial, Tobacco, Blue-Gray, Piedmont, Southern Seven and the Shoreline. Duke’s Eddie Cameron recommended that the name of the conference be the Atlantic Coast Conference, and the motion was passed unanimously. The meeting concluded with each member institution assessed $200.00 to pay for conference expenses. On December 4, 1953, conference officials met again at Sedgefield and officially admitted the University of Virginia as the league’s eighth member. The first, and only, withdrawal of a school from the ACC came on June 30, 1971, when the University of South Carolina tendered its resignation. The ACC operated with seven members until April 3, 1978, when the Georgia Institute of Technology was admitted. The Atlanta school had withdrawn from the Southeastern Conference in January of 1964. The ACC expanded to nine members on July 1, 1991, with the addition of Florida State University. The conference expanded to 11 members on July 1, 2004, with the addition of the University of Miami and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. On October 17, 2003, Boston College accepted an invitation to become the league’s 12th member starting July 1, 2005.

The ACC

Consistency. It is the mark of true excellence in any endeavor. However, in today’s intercollegiate athletics, competition has become so balanced and so competitive that it is virtually impossible to maintain a high level of consistency. Yet the Atlantic Coast Conference has defied the odds. Now in its 57th year of competition, the ACC has long enjoyed the reputation as one of the strongest and most competitive intercollegiate conferences in the nation. And that is not mere conjecture; the numbers support it. Since the league’s inception in 1953, ACC schools have captured 113 national championships, including 60 in women’s competition and 53 in men’s. In addition, NCAA individual titles have gone to ACC student-athletes 125 times in men’s competition and 84 times in women’s action. The conference made an immediate impact in women’s soccer on the national college scene in the fall of 1987, when North Carolina captured the first of what would eventually be 15 NCAA titles for the ACC since recognizing women’s soccer as a championship sport. The Tar Heels have laid claim to 15 of the last 22 national championships, including eight consecutive titles between 1987 and 1994. North Carolina claimed its 20th overall national women’s soccer title in 2008 (19 NCAA championships and one AIAW championship in 1981). With its 19th NCAA women’s soccer championship in 27 years, North Carolina finished up a stellar year for ACC teams in 2008 postseason play. The fourthranked Tar Heels (25-1-2) defeated top-ranked and previously unbeaten Notre Dame, 2-1, in the 2008 Women’s College Cup title game at WakeMed Soccer Park on Dec 7. All-America junior forward Casey Nogueira, the 2008 MAC Hermann Trophy finalist and Honda Award winner, scored her second goal of the second half with 2:06 remaining to provide UNC with its winning margin. The ACC led all conferences with eight NCAA tournament berths in 2008, including six as national seeds (UNC No. 1; Florida State and Virginia No. 2; Boston College, Duke and Wake Forest No. 3). Miami and Virginia Tech also landed spots in postseason play. ACC teams posted a collective 17-7 record in NCAA Tournament competition and saw three teams – North Carolina, Florida State and Duke – reach the quarterfinals (final eight). The 17 NCAA Tournament wins also led all conferences. Two of the ACC’s postseason losses came in NCAA Tournament matchups between league teams. Florida State defeated Boston College in the Round of 16, and Duke defeated Virginia. For the season, ACC teams posted an 84-24-6 record (.763) against non-conference opposition. Sixty-four of those wins were shutout victories. North Carolina owns an all-time record of (1007-1) in NCAA Tournament competition. ACC member schools are a collective 203-107-22.

National recognition poured in for ACC schools in 2008, as six teams capped off the season ranked among the top 25 in three major polls (Soccer America, Soccer Buzz and NSCAA). The 2008 season saw North Carolina’s Nogueira earn National Player of the Year honors from Soccer America, Soccer Buzz and Top Drawer Soccer in addition to the Honda Award. North Carolina also saw Yael Averbuch named Academic All-American of the Year by ESPN The Magazine/CoSida, Averbuch also received the prestigious Today’s Top VIII Award from the NCAA and was named ACC Scholar Athlete of the Year for Women’s Soccer. Ten ACC student-athletes earned first-, second- or third-team All-America recognition, and eight were named first- or second-team Academic All-Americans. The 11 schools that take to the field this fall under the ACC banner have garnered 129 first, second or third team NSCAA All-America distinctions, 54 National Player of the Year titles and 15 National Rookie of the Year honors. The ACC has also amassed 48 Academic All-Americans since 1986.

School Affiliations

BOSTON COLLEGE – Charter member of the Big East Conference in 1979; joined the ACC in July, 2005. CLEMSON – Charter member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association in 1894; a charter member of the Southern Conference in 1921; a charter member of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) in 1953. DUKE – Joined the Southern Conference in December, 1928; charter member of the ACC in 1953. FLORIDA STATE – Charter member of the Dixie Conference in 1948; joined the Metro Conference in July, 1976; joined the ACC July, 1991. MARYLAND – Charter member of the Southern Conference in 1921; charter member of the ACC in 1953. MIAMI – Charter member of the Big East Football Conference in 1991; joined the ACC in July, 2004. NORTH CAROLINA – Charter member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association in 1894; charter member of the Southern Conference in 1921; charter member of the ACC in 1953. NC STATE – Charter member of the Southern Conference in 1921; charter member of the ACC in 1953. VIRGINIA – Charter member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association in 1894; charter member of the Southern Conference in 1921; resigned from Southern Conference in December 1936; joined the ACC in December, 1953. VIRGINIA TECH – Charter member of the Southern Conference in 1921; withdrew from the Southern Conference in June, 1965; became a charter member of the Big East Football Conference in Feb. 5, 1991; joined the ACC in July, 2004. WAKE FOREST – Joined the Southern Conference in February, 1936; charter member of the ACC in 1953.

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HOKIE HISTORY

History and Records

Former Duke standout Kelly Cagle was hired in 2002 as the Hokies new head coach and has taken Tech’s program to new heights since arriving in Blacksburg seven years ago.

Senior forward Emily Jukich set the new Hokie career scoring record last season (25) after nearl y claiming the single-season record with 15 goals in 2008.

Two NCAA Tournament Berths Highlight Tech’s Progress

Tech’s women’s soccer team is pictured at Maryland in 2004 as they claimed the school’s first ACC victory in any sport with a 2-0 win over the Terrapins. The 2004 season still remains one of the best seasons in program history. The Hokies finished 11-9 that season and later made their first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance.

In 1993 then-Athletic Director David Braine promoted the women’s club soccer team to varsity status and entrusted former NC State assistant coach Sam Okpudu with the task of leading the Hokies in their inaugural season at the Division I level. Okpudu would guide the Hokies through their first two seasons of independent play before joining the Atlantic 10 Conference in 1995. The Hokies would later make the move to the BIG EAST Conference in 2001 after posting a 62-80-7 record in the A-10 but quickly transition to the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2004, just after hiring current head coach Kelly Cagle in 2002. Since then, Tech has made two NCAA Tournament appearances, advanced all the way to the ACC Tournament finals, had three winning seasons, claimed victory over nine top-25 teams and beaten in-state rival Virginia twice. All of these things are a big part of what makes up women’s soccer’s Hokie history.

The women’s soccer program at Tech ha s taken off with its recent suc cess gathering nume rous season honors on the natio nal, regional and con ference levels. Since 2003 the Ho kies have placed six freshmen on both the ACC and All-Mid Atlantic fre shmen teams, earned five All-Mid Atlantic selections and named two players to All-ACC tea ms.

Forward Marika Gray mad e Hokie history in 2007, as she became the first women’s team member to be named to an All-ACC team when she earn ed second team honors on top of being a freshman team sele ction. The Hokies would fini sh the 2007 season with an 8-7-3 record, which marked the ir first winning season since the ir tournament run in 200 4.

with a 10-9-4 The Hokies made it back-to-back winning seasons in 2008 as they finished e and a appearanc nt Tourname NCAA second their with record and topped off their season a run to the trip to Provo, Utah, to face BYU. En route to the NCAAs the Hokies also made penalty kicks, to ACC Tournament finals, surviving two double-overtime games, resulting in ranked get there. The Hokies made even more history in 2008 as they took down nationally and postseason. Virginia for the first time in program history during both the regular season for more than Tech claimed victory against five top-25 opponents in 2008, which amounts half of their total victories against ranked opponents.

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Junior Kelly Lynch was name d a Socc er Buzz Fres hma n AllAmer ican alon g with Gray in 2007 , when she also earn ed AllConf eren ce and AllMid Atla ntic Regi on Freshman team honors. The team mate s were also in the pool for the U-20 national team as fresh men. Lync h and the Hokies helped the team to a school-record nine shutouts in 2008.


THE RECORD BOOK

Emily Jukich

INDIVIDUAL SINGLE-SEASON RECORDS Shots

Points

1. Ashley Stinson (2004)................ 17g, 5a = 39 2. Emily Jukich (2008).............. 15 g, 1a = 31 3. Joy Nsubuga (1999)................... 11g, 4a = 26 4. Wendy Kotwas (1999)...................8g, 8a = 24 5. Marika Gray (2007)...................8g, 6a = 22 Tisha Truman (1993)....................... 11g = 22 7. Laurie Beth Puglisi (2006)............7g, 7a = 21 Jessica Myers (2003)....................7g, 7a = 21 9. Emily Barnhart (2002)..................7g, 6a = 20 10 Emily Barnhart (2003)..................9g, 1a = 19 11. Shannon Otto (1996)..................8g, 2a = 18

Goals

Assists

1. Julian Johnson (2006)...........................12 2. Wendy Kotwas (1999).................................8 3. Julian Johnson (2008).............................7 Laurie Beth Puglisi (2006)..........................7 Erin Moore (2004)......................................7 Jessica Myers (2003)..................................7 6. Marika Gray (2007)..................................6 Emily Barnhart (2002)................................6 Emily Bielefeld (1999)................................6 Carmen Chestnut (1999).............................6 10. Julian Johnson (2007)............................5 Ashley Stinson (2004)................................5 Emily Barnhart (2000)................................5

Marika Gray

Saves

1. Hope Handley (1995).............................. 179 2. Katie Hancock (2001)............................. 111 3. Jenny Weibel (1993)............................... 109 4. Mallory Soldner (2004)............................ 108 5. Hope Handley (1996)................................ 94 6. Mallory Soldner (2003).............................. 93 7. Mallory Soldner (2005).............................. 87 8. Katie Hancock (2000)............................... 83 9. Penny Goode (1994)................................. 82 10. Kristin Carden (2008).............................. 76 11. Natasha Dirda (2002).............................. 73 Active players in bold

Save Percentage (Min. 600 min.)

1. Karen Crawley (1997)........................... 2. Hope Handley (1995)........................... 3. Hope Handley (1996)........................... 4. Catherine Fulkerson (1999)................... 5. Katie Hancock (2001)........................... 6. Shannon Janko (1998)......................... 7. Mallory Soldner (2003)......................... 8. Ashley Owens (2006)............................ 9. Ashley Owens (2007)............................ 10. Katie Hancock (2000)..........................

.868 .829 .825 .814 .810 .808 .795 .787 .784 .783

Shutouts

1. Mallory Soldner (2004)...............................6 2. Kristin Carden (2008).................................5 Mallory Soldner (2005)...............................5 Mallory Soldner (2003)...............................5 Katie Hancock (2001).................................5 6. Ashley Owens (2007)..................................4 Mallory Soldner (2006)...............................4 Hope Handley (1996).................................4 Penny Goode (1994)...................................4 10.Katie Hancock (2000).................................3 Hope Handley (1995).................................3 Hope Handley (1994).................................3 Jenny Weibel (1993)..................................3

Wins

1. Mallory Soldner (2004)............................. 11 2. Mallory Soldner (2003)...............................8 Katie Hancock (2001).................................8 4. Kristin Carden...........................................7 Penny Goode (1994)...................................7 5. Ashley Owens (2007)..................................6 6. Mallory Soldner (2005)...............................5 Karen Crawley (1999).................................5 Hope Handley (1996).................................5 Jenny Weibel (1993)..................................5

10. Mallory Soldner (2006)..............................4 Katie Hancock (2000).................................4 Natasha Dirda (2002).................................4 Shannon Janko (1998)...............................4 Karen Crawley (1997).................................4 Dani DeSerio (1997)...................................4 Dani DeSerio (1996)...................................4

History and Records

1. Ashley Stinson (2004).............................. 17 2. Emily Jukich (2008)..............................15 3. Joy Nsubuga (1999)................................. 11 Tisha Truman (1993)................................ 11 5. Emily Barnhart (2003)................................9 6. Marika Gray (2007)..................................8 Kathy Holdsworth (2003)............................8 Wendy Kotwas (1999).................................8 Carmen Chestnut (1998).............................8 Shannon Otto (1996).................................8 11. Laurie Beth Puglisi (2006).........................7 Emily Jukich (2006)................................7 Jessica Myers (2003)..................................7 Emily Barnhart (2002)................................7 Victoria Sarfo-Kantanka (1999)....................7 Victoria Sarfo-Kantanka (1998)....................7

1. Ashley Stinson (2004).............................. 75 2. Wendy Kotwas (1999)............................... 70 3. Emily Jukich (2008)..............................68 4. Joy Nsubuga (1999)................................. 66 5. Emily Barnhart (2000).............................. 59 6. Emily Barnhart (2003).............................. 56 7. Marika Gray (2007)................................55 8. Emily Barnhart (2002).............................. 54 9. Jessica Myers (2003)................................ 53 Sarah Schwark (1994)............................... 53 11. Wendy Kotwas (2001).............................. 52 Shannon Otto (1997)............................... 52

Goals Against Avg. (Min. 600 min.)

1. Karen Crawley (1997)............................ 0.89 2. Ashley Owens (2007)............................. 1.13 3. Katie Hancock (2001)............................ 1.23 4. Catherine Fulkerson (1999).................... 1.24 5. Hope Handley (1996)............................ 1.25 6. Kristin Carden (2008)............................ 1.30 Shannon Janko (1998).......................... 1.30 8. Mallory Soldner (2003).......................... 1.40 9. Mallory Soldner (2005).......................... 1.46 10.Mallory Soldner (2006).......................... 1.50 11. Dani Deserio (1997)............................. 1.61

SINGLE-SEASON TEAM RECORDS Most / Fewest Wins.................11 (‘04) / 3 (‘95) Most / Fewest Losses................... 12 (‘95) / 7 (‘07) Most / Fewest Ties...... 4 (‘06, ‘08) / 0 (five times) Most / Fewest Goals Scored........... 43 (‘04) / 12 (‘95) Most / Fewest Goals Allowed......... 47 (‘93) / 20 (‘07) Most / Fewest Assists..............40 (‘04) / 5 (‘95) Most / Fewest Points........... 126 (‘04) / 29 (‘95) Most / Fewest Shots Taken........ 338 (‘96) / 206 (‘05) Most / Fewest Saves............ 193 (‘95) / 69 (‘06) Most / Fewest Shutouts (Off.)......8 (‘93, ‘05) / 3 (‘00) Most / Fewest Shutouts (Def.).....9 (‘08) / 2 (‘98, ‘99)

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INDIVIDUAL CAREER RECORDS Games Played

1. Laurie Beth Puglisi................................... 78 2. Carmen Chestnut (1998-2001).................... 77 3. Aimee Stonack (1996-99).......................... 76 4. Mary Elizabeth Newton (2004-2007)............ 75 Krista Dooley (1999-2002)........................ 75 6. Kjersti Trout (2002-05)............................. 74 Emily Barnhart (2000-03).......................... 74 Heidi Skinner (1994-97)............................ 74 9. Mallory Soldner (2003-2006)...................... 73 Jessica Myers (2000-03)............................ 73 Victoria Sarfo-Kantanka (1998-2001)........... 73 Tatum Crawford (1996-99)......................... 73

History and Records

Games Started

1. Carmen Chestnut (1998-2001).................... 77 2. Krista Dooley (1999-2002)......................... 75 3. Aimee Stonack (1996-99).......................... 74 4. Laurie Beth Puglisi................................... 71 5. Mallory Soldner (2003-06)......................... 70 6. Mary Elizabeth Newton (2004-07)............... 69 Kjersti Trout (2002-05)............................. 69 8. Emily Barnhart (2000-03).......................... 67 Kathy Holdsworth (2000-03)...................... 67 10. Kim Wyckoff (1998-2001)........................ 65 11. Tatum Crawford (1996-99)....................... 63

Points

1. Emily Barnhart (2000-03).......................... 61 2. Laurie Beth Puglisi (2005-08).................... 55 3. Emily Jukich (2006-present)...................52 4. Victoria Sarfo-Kantanka (1998-2001)........... 47 5. Ashley Stinson (2004-05).......................... 46 Jessica Myers (2000-03)............................ 46 Shannon Otto (1996-99)........................... 46 9. Kathy Holdsworth (2000-03)...................... 41 10. Carmen Chestnut (1998-01)...................... 40 11. Julian Johnson (2006-present).............38 11. Joy Nsubuga (1999, 2001)....................... 35 12. Wendy Kotwas (1999, 2001)..................... 33

Goals

1. Emily Jukich (2006-present)...................25 2. Emily Barnhart (2000-03).......................... 24 3. Laurie Beth Puglisi (2005-08).................... 22 4. Ashley Stinson (2004-05).......................... 20 Victoria Sarfo-Kantanka (1998-2001)........... 20 6. Kathy Holdsworth (2000-03)...................... 19 7. Shannon Otto (1996-99)........................... 18 8. Jessica Myers (2000-03)............................ 17 9. Carmen Chestnut (1998-2001).................... 15 10. Joy Nsubuga (1999, 2001)....................... 14 Tracy Powers (1996-98)............................. 14

Assists

1. Julian Johnson (2006-present)...............24 2. Erin Moore (2004-07)............................... 17 3. Emily Barnhart (2000-03).......................... 13 4. Jessica Myers (2000-03)............................ 12 5. Laurie Beth Puglisi (2005-08).................... 11 5. Shannon Otto (1996-99)........................... 10 Carmen Chestnut (1998-2001).................... 10 7. Wendy Kotwas (1999, 2001).........................9 8. Marika Gray (2007-present)......................8 Shannon Poach (2002-05)...........................8 10. Victoria Sarfo-Kantanka (1998-2001)...........7 Emily Bielefeld (1997-99)............................7 Rachel Hash (1994-96, 98)..........................7 Heidi Skinner (1994-97)..............................7 Brooke Fuller (1993-97)..............................7

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Game-Winning Goals

1. Laurie Beth Puglisi (2005-08)......................7 2. Emily Jukich (2006-present).....................6 Ashley Stinson (2004-05)............................6 Emily Barnhart (2000-03)............................6 Jessica Myers (2000-03)..............................6 6. Joy Nsubuga (1999, 2001)..........................5 Shannon Otto (1996-99).............................5 Monica Maxwell (1994-97)...........................5 9. Marika Gray (2007-present)......................4 Ryan Johnson (2001-04).............................4 Kathy Holdsworth (2000-03)........................4 Kim Wyckoff (1998-2001)............................4 Rachel Hash (1994-98)...............................4 Tracy Powers (1996-98)...............................4

Multiple Goal Games

1. Emily Jukich (2006-08)............................5 Shannon Otto (1996-99).............................5 2. Ashley Stinson (2004-05)............................4 Tracy Powers (1996-98)...............................4 Tisha Truman (1993)...................................4 5. Laurie Beth Puglisi (2005-08)......................3 Emily Barnhart (2000-03)............................3 Jessica Myers (2000-03)..............................3 8. Marika Gray (2007-present)......................2 Kathy Holdsworth (2000-03)........................2 Linda Bruce (2000-01)................................2 Victoria Sarfo-Kantanka (1998-01)................2

Shots

1. Emily Barnhart (2000-03)........................ 209 2. Laurie Beth Puglisi (2005-08).................. 154 3. Jessica Myers (2000-03).......................... 148 4. Heidi Skinner (1994-97).......................... 139 5. Wendy Kotwas (1999, 2001)..................... 122 6. Victoria Sarfo-Kantanka (1998-2001)......... 118 7. Emily Jukich (2006-present)................. 117 8. Carmen Chestnut (1998-2001).................. 114 9. Shannon Otto (1996-99)......................... 113 10. Joy Nsubuga (1999, 2001)..................... 112 11. Tracy Powers (1996-98)......................... 108

Minutes (Goalkeeper)

1. Mallory Soldner (2003-06).....................6,139 2. Hope Handley (1994-97).......................4,129 3. Katie Hancock (2000-03).......................3,587 4. Ashley Owens (2005-08)........................2,695 5. Karen Crawley (1997-2000)....................2,111 6. Dani DeSerio (1995-98).........................1,855 7. Jenny Weibel (1993).............................1,381 8. Penny Goode (1993-94).........................1,198 9. Natasha Dirda (2002-03).......................1,293 10. Kristin Carden (2008)..........................1,666 11. Shannon Janko (1998-2000)................1,165

Save Percentage (Min. 1,000 min.)

1. Hope Handley (1994-97)....................... .814 2. Dani DeSerio (1995-98)......................... .784 3. Katie Hancock (2000-03)....................... .781 4. Karen Crawley (1997-2000).................... .772 5. Shannon Janko (1998-2000).................. .770 6. Kristin Carden (2008)............................ .760 7. Natasha Dirda (2002-03)....................... .755 8. Ashley Owens (2005-08)........................ .754 9. Penny Goode (1993-94)........................ .746 10. Mallory Soldner (2003-06)................... .745 11. Jenny Weibel (1993)........................... .727

Shutouts

1. Mallory Soldner (2003-06)......................... 20 2. Hope Handley (1994-97)........................... 11 3. Ashley Owens (2005-08)..............................8 Katie Hancock (2000-03).............................8 5. Dani DeSerio (1995-98)...............................7 6. Kristin Carden (2008).................................5 7. Penny Goode (1993-94)...............................4 8. Jenny Weibel (1993)...................................3 9. Natasha Dirda (2002-03).............................2 Karen Crawley (1997-2000)..........................2 Shannon Janko (1998-2000)........................2

Wins

1. Mallory Soldner (2003-06)......................... 28 2. Karen Crawley (1997-2000)........................ 15 3. Katie Hancock (2000-03)........................... 14 4. Ashley Owens (2005-08)............................ 12 Dani DeSerio (1995-98)............................. 12 6. Hope Handley (1994-97).............................8 Penny Goode (1993-94)..............................8 8. Kristin Carden (2008)..................................7 Shannon Janko (1998-2000)........................7 9. Jenny Weibel (1993)...................................5 10. Natasha Dirda (2002-03)...........................4

Goals Against Avg. (Min. 1,000 min.)

1. Ashley Owens (2005-08)........................ 1.17 2. Kristin Carden (2008)............................ 1.30 3. Katie Hancock (2000-03)........................ 1.53 4. Shannon Janko (1998-2000)................... 1.54 5. Karen Crawley (1997-2000)..................... 1.58 6. Dani DeSerio (1995-98).......................... 1.60 7. Mallory Soldner (2003-2006)................... 1.64 8. Hope Handley (1994-97)........................ 1.70 9. Natasha Dirda (2002-03)........................ 1.74 10. Penny Goode (1994)............................ 2.25 11. Jenny Weibel (1993)............................ 2.67 Active players in bold

Saves

1. Hope Handley (1994-97)......................... 341 2. Mallory Soldner (2003-06)....................... 328 3. Katie Hancock (2000-03)......................... 218 4. Karen Crawley (1997-2000)...................... 125 5. Dani DeSerio (1997-98)........................... 120 6. Jenny Weibel (1993)............................... 109 7. Ashley Owens (2005-08)......................... 107 8. Penny Goode (1993-94)............................ 88 9. Natasha Dirda (2002-03)........................... 77 10. Kristin Carden (2008).............................. 76 11. Shannon Janko (1998-2000).................... 67

Julian Johnson


YEAR-BY-YEAR LEADERS Points

2008................. Emily Jukich (15g, 1a = 31) 2007.................... Marika Gray (8g, 6a = 22) 2006.............. Laurie Beth Puglisi (7g, 7a = 21) 2005.............. Laurie Beth Puglisi (5g, 1a = 11) 2004.................. Ashley Stinson (17g, 5a = 39) 2003......................Jessica Myers (7g, 7a = 21) 2002....................Emily Barnhart (7g, 6a = 20) 2001....................... Kim Wyckoff (4g, 2a = 10) 2000....................Emily Barnhart (5g, 5a = 15) 1999..................... Joy Nsubuga (11g, 4a = 26) 1998...................... Carmen Chestnut (8g = 16) 1997..................... Shannon Otto (6g, 3a = 15) 1996..................... Shannon Otto (8g, 2a = 18) 1995............................Michele Hager (3g = 6) 1994.....................Courtney Sims (5g, 1a = 11) 1993..........................Tisha Truman (11g = 22)

Goals

Saves

2008....................................Kristin Carden (76) 2007..................................Ashley Owens (70) 2006............................... Mallory Soldner (40) 2005............................... Mallory Soldner (87) 2004..............................Mallory Soldner (108) 2003............................... Mallory Soldner (93) 2002................................. Natasha Dirda (73) 2001............................... Katie Hancock (109) 2000................................. Katie Hancock (83) 1999..........................Catherine Fulkerson (48) 1998...................................Dani DeSerio (49) 1997................................. Karen Crawley (46) 1996................................. Hope Handley (94) 1995................................Hope Handley (179) 1994...................................Penny Goode (82) 1993.................................Jenny Weibel (109)

Shutouts

2008..................................... Kristin Carden (5) 2007................................... Ashley Owens (4) 2006................................. Mallory Soldner (4) 2005................................. Mallory Soldner (5) 2004................................. Mallory Soldner (6) 2003................................. Mallory Soldner (5) 2002................................... Natasha Dirda (2) 2001...................................Katie Hancock (5) 2000...................................Katie Hancock (3) 1999...... Catherine Fulkerson, Karen Crawley (1) 1998.....................................Dani DeSerio (2) 1997.....................................Dani DeSerio (2) 1996................................ Hope Handley (4.5) 1995................................... Hope Handley (4) 1994.................................... Penny Goode (4) 1993.................................... Jenny Weibel (3)

Assists

Wins

2008.............................. Julian Johnson (7) 2007................................... Marika Gray (6) 2006.............................Julian Johnson (12) 2005..................... Erin Moore, Molly McCall (3) 2004....................................... Erin Moore (7) 2003....................................Jessica Myers (7) 2002..................................Emily Barnhart (6) 2001.....................................Joy Nsubuga (3) 2000..................................Emily Barnhart (5) 1999...................................Wendy Kotwas (8) 1998................................... Shannon Otto (4) 1997....................................Kelly McGuire (4) 1996....................................Heidi Skinner (4) 1995....................................Heidi Skinner (2) 1994..................................... Rachel Hash (3) 1993.................................... Brooke Fuller (3)

2008..................................... Kristin Carden (7) 2007................................... Ashley Owens (6) 2006................................. Mallory Soldner (4) 2005................................. Mallory Soldner (5) 2004............................... Mallory Soldner (11) 2003................................. Mallory Soldner (8) 2002................................... Natasha Dirda (4) 2001...................................Katie Hancock (8) 2000...................................Katie Hancock (4) 1999................................... Karen Crawley (5) 1998................................. Shannon Janko (4) 1997 . ............. Karen Crawley, Dani DeSerio (4) 1996................................... Hope Handley (5) 1995................................... Hope Handley (3)

Shots

2008................................. Kristin Carden (1.30) 2007............................... Ashley Owens (1.13) 2006.............................Mallory Soldner (1.50) 2005.............................Mallory Soldner (1.46) 2004.............................Mallory Soldner (2.10) 2003.............................Mallory Soldner (1.40) 2002...............................Natasha Dirda (1.65) 2001.............................. Katie Hancock (1.23) 2000.............................. Katie Hancock (1.72) 1999.......................Catherine Fulkerson (1.24) 1998.............................Shannon Janko (1.30) 1997...............................Karen Crawley (0.89) 1996...............................Hope Handley (1.25) 1995...............................Hope Handley (2.03) 1994...............................Hope Handley (1.95) 1993................................Jenny Weibel (2.67)

2008................................ Emily Jukich (68) 2007................................. Marika Gray (55) 2006.......................... Laurie Beth Puglisi (47) 2005.......................... Laurie Beth Puglisi (43) 2004................................ Ashley Stinson (75) 2003................................ Emily Barnhart (56) 2002................................ Emily Barnhart (54) 2001................................. Wendy Kotwas (54) 2000................................ Emily Barnhart (59) 1999................................. Wendy Kotwas (70) 1998................................... Tracy Powers (47) 1997................................. Shannon Otto (52) 1996.................................. Heidi Skinner (49) 1995............. Heidi Skinner, Michele Hager (39) 1994................................. Courtney Sims (41) 1993.............Tisha Truman, Sarah Schwark (45)

Team

Most Goals Scored: 9 vs. VMI (Aug. 31, 2004) Most Assists: 8 vs. Radford (Aug. 27, 2006) Most Goals Allowed: 9 at Duke (Oct. 17, 2004) Most Shots Taken: 41 vs. College of Charleston (Sept. 10, 1993) Most Corner Kicks: 16 vs. Elon (Sept. 16, 2007) Most Saves: 23 at Maryland (Sept. 3, 1995)

Individual

Most Goals: 4, Kjersti Trout (vs. Liberty, Sept. 24, 2002) Most Assists: 3, Julian Johnson (vs. JMU Sept. 21, 2008) 3, Julian Johnson (vs. Radford, Aug. 27, 2006) 3, Melissa Pao (vs. High Point, Oct. 22, 1996) Most Points: 8, Kjersti Trout (vs. Liberty, Sept. 24, 2002) Most Shots: 10, Tracy Powers (vs. Temple, Nov. 2, 1997) 10, Tisha Truman (vs. Col. of Charleston, Sept. 9, 1993) 10, Brooke Fuller (vs. Col. of Charleston, Sept. 9, 1993) Most Saves: 23, Hope Handley (at Maryland, Sept. 3, 1995)

HOKIE HAT TRICKS Emily Jukich vs. Radford (Aug. 27, 2006) Ashley Stinson vs. Old Dominion (Oct. 15, 2004) Ashley Stinson vs. VMI (Aug. 31, 2004) Kjersti Trout vs. Liberty (Sept. 24, 2002) Wendy Kotwas vs. Liberty (Sept. 1, 1999) Tracy Powers at Temple (Oct. 30, 1998) Tracy Powers vs. Temple (Nov. 2, 1997) Heidi Skinner vs. St. Bonaventure (Oct. 17, 1997) Shannon Otto vs. High Point (Oct. 22, 1996) Sarah Schwark vs. Virginia Wesleyan (Sept. 15, 1993)

History and Records

2008................................ Emily Jukich (15) 2007................................... Marika Gray (8) 2006...... Laurie Beth Puglisi, Emily Jukich (7) 2005............................Laurie Beth Puglisi (5) 2004................................ Ashley Stinson (17) 2003..................................Emily Barnhart (9) 2002..................................Emily Barnhart (7) 2001................ Kim Wyckoff, Wendy Kotwas (4) 2000......... Barnhart, Bruce, Sarfo-Kantanka (5) 1999................................... Joy Nsubuga (11) 1998............................... Carmen Chestnut (8) 1997................................... Shannon Otto (6) 1996................................... Shannon Otto (8) 1995...................................Michele Hager (3) 1994...................................Courtney Sims (5) 1993.................................. Tisha Truman (11)

SINGLE GAME RECORDS

Wins were not an official statistic in 1993 and 1994.

Goals Against Avg. (Min. 10 games)

Emily Jukich

STREAKS Consecutive Wins:............................ 6 (1994) Unbeaten Streak:.......... 7 (2005-06); 6 (1994) Consecutive Ties:......... 2 (2005, 2006 & 2008) Consecutive Home Wins:....... 5 (2000 and 2004) Consecutive Road Wins:.................... 3 (1996) Consecutive Games - Off. Goal:........15 (2002-03) Consecutive Shutouts (Def.):............. 5 (1994) Consecutive Shutout Minutes:.........530 (1994)

Active players in bold

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HOKIE HONORS

TopDrawer Soccer Team of the Week

Conference Honors

2007- Laurie Beth Puglisi (Oct. 15)

All-Conference Selections 2008- 2007- 2006- 2005- 2004- 2001- 1999-

Emily Jukich, ACC Second Team Marika Gray, ACC Second Team Marika Gray, ACC All-Freshman Kelly Lynch, ACC All-Freshman Julian Johnson, ACC All-Freshman Laurie Beth Puglisi, ACC All-Freshman Heather Hallberg, ACC All-Freshman Ashley Stinson, ACC All-Freshman Joy Nsubuga, All-BIG EAST Second Team Joy Nsubuga, All-A-10 Second Team

Honors NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Recipient

Jennifer Harvey

2007- Mallory Soldner

ACC Postgraduate Scholarship Recipient

2009- Kim Hickey 2008- Mary Elizabeth Newton 2007- Mallory Soldner

1997- Shannon Otto, All-A-10 Second Team

ACC Freshman of the Year

CoSIDA Academic All-District III

2004- Ashley Stinson

ACC Player of the Week 2007- 2005- 2004-

Ashley Kinser (Nov. 5) Marika Gray (Sept. 10) Mallory Soldner (Oct. 24) Ashley Stinson (Sept. 4)

History & Records

BIG EAST Player of the Week 2003- 2002- 2001-

Mallory Soldner, Goalkeeper (Sept. 15) Jessica Myers, Offensive (Sept. 8) Kjersti Trout, Rookie (Sept. 30) Ryan Johnson, Rookie (Oct. 22) Katie Hancock, Goalkeeper (Oct. 1)

A-10 Player of the Week

1999- Kim Wyckoff (Oct. 4) Wendy Kotwas (Sept. 7) 1998- Carmen Chestnut, Rookie (Sept. 28)

Regional Honors All-Mid Atlantic Region 2008- 2007- 2006- 2005- 2004- 2003- 1995-

Emily Jukich, Second Team Marika Gray, Third Team Marika Gray, All-Freshman Team Kelly Lynch, All-Freshman Team Laurie Beth Puglisi, Third Team Julian Johnson, All-Freshman Team Mauri Liberati, All-Freshman Team Ashley Stinson, Second Team Erin Moore, All-Freshman Team Ashley Stinson, All-Freshman Team Emily Barnhart, Third Team Hope Handley, Third Team

National Honors Freshman All-American

2007- Team 2004 - Team 2004 - Team

Marika Gray - Soccer Buzz Third Team Kelly Lynch - Soccer Buzz Fourth Ashley Stinson – Soccer America First

Ashley Stinson – Soccer Buzz Second

NSCAA Player of the Week 2007- Ashley Kinser (Nov. 5)

Soccer America Team of the Week 2007- Ashley Kinser (Nov. 5) Marika Gray (Sept. 10)

Soccer Buzz Team of the Week 2007- Ashley Kinser (Nov. 5) 2005- Mallory Soldner (Oct. 26) 2004- Ashley Stinson (Sept. 8)

VaSID All-State Selections

2008- Emily Jukich, First Team 2007- Ashley Kinser, First Team Marika Gray, Second Team Julian Johnson, Second Team 2004- Ashley Stinson, First Team Erin Moore, Second Team 2003- Emily Barnhart, First Team 1999- Carmen Chestnut, Second Team Wendy Kotwas, Second Team Joy Nsubuga, Second Team 1998- Tracy Powers, Second Team Victoria Safro-Kantanka, Second Team 1997- Shannon Otto, Second Team 1996- Shannon Otto, Honorable Mention 1995- Cindy Zier, First Team

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Robin Chidester

2008- 2007- 2005- 2004-

Emily Jukich, Second Team Jennifer Harvey, Third Team Laurie Beth Puglisi, Third Team Molly McCall, Third Team Mallory Soldner, Second Team

ACC All-Academic Team 2008- Robin Chidester Jennifer Harvey Kim Hickey Emily Jukich Laurie Beth Puglisi 2007- Heather Hallberg Ashley Kinser Laurie Beth Puglisi 2006- Heather Hallberg Ashley Kinser Laurie Beth Puglisi Mallory Soldner 2005- Heather Hallberg Ashley Kinser Molly McCall Mallory Soldner

BIG EAST Academic All-Stars 2003- 2002-

Andrea Angelos, Emily Barnhart, Blair Eason, Katie Hancock, Kathy Holdsworth, Ryan Johnson, Sarah Kammerer, Molly McCall, Jessica Myers, Jessica Russell, Mallory Soldner Emily Barnhart, Blair Eason, Katie Hancock, Kathy Holdsworth, Jessica Russell, Ashley Stoutland 2001- Emily Barnhart, Linda Bruce, Carmen Chestnut, Krista Dooley, Blair Eason, Katie Hancock, Wendy Kotwas, Joy Nsubuga, Amy Rappaport, Jessica Russell, Victoria Sarfo-Kantanka

A-10 All-Academic Team 1998- Kerry Guenther Rachel Hash 1996- Rachel Hash Active players in bold


LETTERWINNERS

(Letterwinners must play in 60 percent of games)

—G—

Kelly Lynch

—R—

Laura Godsey............................. 2000 Penny Goode............................. 1994 Haley Grant................................. 2002 Marika Gray........................ 2007 Courtney Graybill...............2000-02 Kerry Guenther....................1997-99 Elizabeth Guise.......................... 2005

Angela Rabe............................... 2000 Amy Rappaport...................2001-02 Allison Rendall........................... 1995 Jessica Russell......................2000-03

—S—

Victoria Sarfo-Kantanka...1998-01 Sarah Schwark.....................1993-94 Ashley Seldon......................2005-06 Courtney Sims........................... 1994 Heidi Skinner........................1994-97 Nicole Snyder............................. 1993 Mallory Soldner...................2003-06 Trinity Stalker............................. 1995 Kylie Stankovics.......2006, 2008 Ashley Stinson.....................2004-05 Aimee Stonack.....................1996-99 Ashley Stoutland................2002-05 Megan Strawther......... 2006-07 Kerry Strickland......................... 1993

—H—

Michele Hager.....................1993-95 Heather Hallberg................2004-07 Katie Hancock......................2000-02 Hope Handley......................1993-96 Jennifer Harvey............ 2007-08 Rachel Hash...................1994-96, 98 Kim Hickey............................2005-08 Kathy Holdsworth..............2000-03 Stephanie Hylton............... 2008

—I—

Katie Irish..................................... 1995

—T—

—J—

—B—

Julie Baker.............................1996-97 Emily Barnhart.....................2000-03 Emily Bielefeld.....................1997-99 Kelsey Billups............... 2007-08 Courtney Black.............. 1999, 2001 Sarah Bowen.............................. 2003 Kani Brownlee............................ 2003 Linda Bruce...........................2000-01

—C—

Kim Campbell......................1993-94 Kristin Carden............................ 2008 Lauren Carlino........................... 1993 Scottie Cheatham..................... 1993 Carmen Chestnut...............1998-01 Robin Chidester........... 2006-08 Tatum Crawford..................1996-99 Karen Crawley............................ 1999

—K—

Jen Kaiser..................................... 1993 Sarah Kammerer.................2001-04 Kristine Kibble.....................1998-99 Niki King...................................... 2008 Ashley Kinser........................2004-07 Wendy Kotwas............... 1999, 2001 Megan Kramer........................... 2002 Kyrstin Krist................................. 1996

—V—

—L—

Mauri Liberati.......................2005-08 Kelly Lynch................... 2007-08

—M—

Monica Maxwell..................1994-97 Melissa McCaughan................ 1995 Molly McCall.........................2003-05 Kelley McGuire.....................1997-99 Kara Medlock............................. 1994 Brittany Michels................. 2008 Erin Moore.............................2004-07 Heather Moore....................1994-95 Shannon Mullen.................1993-94 Jessica Myers........................2000-03

—N—

Tanya Netzel............................... 2000 Mary Elizabeth Newton......2004-07 Joy Nsubuga................... 1999, 2001

Kristen Verbit.............................. 2004

—W—

Jenny Weibel.............................. 1993 Allison West .........................1995-97 Denise Williams...................1993-96 Katie Winn................................... 1998 Kim Wyckoff..........................1998-01

—Y—

Rachel Young............................. 2005

—Z—

Cindy Zier..............................1993-95 Current players in bold

Brittany Popko

—O—

—D—

Michele Olsavsky...................... 1994 Gina Om.................................2004-07 Kenley Osbourne...................... 1994 Shannon Otto......................1996-99 Ashley Owens......................2005-08

—E—

Melissa Pao................................. 1995 Emily Parker................................ 1995 Jordan Parsels..........2004-05, 2008 Meredith Patton........................ 1995 Heather Pearson....................... 2003 Shannon Poach...................2002-05 Jen Pollich.............................1996-98 Brittany Popko................... 2008 Tracy Powers........................1996-98 Laurie Beth Puglisi..............2005-08

Dani DeSerio........................1997-98 Meghan Devine...................2004-05 Jen Dillinger............................... 1998 Natasha Dirda............................ 2002 Krista Dooley........................1999-02

—P—

Blair Eason.............................2001-03 Lauren Eaton.............................. 2003

—F—

Nina Figueroa......................2002-04 Megan Flesch............................. 2007 Patty Fountaine......................... 1993 Meghan Foy..........................2000-02 Brooke Fuller............1993, 1995-97

Michelle Todd............................ 1994 Kjersti Trout...........................2002-05 Tisha Truman.............................. 1993

History & Records

—A—

Lindsay Alexander..............2004-06 Andrea Angelos..................2002-05

Kristel Jacobson...........2001-02, 04 Shannon Janko.......................... 1998 Lauren Jarecki............................ 1998 Julian Johnson............. 2006-08 Larisa Johnson........................... 2000 Ryan Johnson......................2001-04 Mallory Jones............................. 2005 Emily Jukich................. 2006-08 Sara Jusseaume......................... 1995

Ashley Kinser

Molly McCall

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ALL-TIME RESULTS Sam Okpodu 1993-2001 70-89-10 (.444)

Sep. Sep. Sep. Sep. Sep. Sep. Sep. Sep. Sep. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Nov.

6 10 11 15 18 21 23 25 27 2 8 15 17 23 26 30 3

1993 (6-10-1)

at Liberty vs. College of Charleston1 vs. Georgia Southern1 at Virginia Wesleyan Detroit Mercy UNC Asheville at Radford at UNC Greensboro Georgia Southern at Campbell Davidson Gardner-Webb Monmouth at William & Mary at Georgia Southern at Davidson James Madison

History & Records

1 - in Buies Creek, N.C.

Sep. Sep. Sep. Sep. Sep. Sep. Sep. Sep. Sep. Sep. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Nov. Nov.

3 4 6 9 10 13 17 24 25 30 2 11 16 20 22 23 29 2 5

1994 (8-11)

vs. Lehigh1 at Lafayette Liberty vs. Arkansas-Little Rock2 vs. Appalachian State2 Radford at Monmouth Delaware Old Dominion vs. Indiana3 vs. Minnesota3 #9 William & Mary at Davidson at #9 Virginia American Dayton at Louisville at James Madison at Charlotte

1 - in Easton, Pa. 2 - in Buies Creek, N.C. 3 - in Columbus, Ohio

Sep. Sep. Sep. Sep. Sep. Sep. Sep. Sep. Sep. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Sep. Sep. Sep. Sep.

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W, 4-3 W, 3-0 W, 4-0 W, 7-0 L, 0-4 L, 1-2 L, 0-3 L, 0-6 W, 5-1 L, 0-1 W, 2-1 T, 2-2 L, 0-4 L, 0-8 L, 1-2 L, 0-3 L, 0-7 29-47 W, 2-1 W, 5-0 W, 4-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 1-0 L, 0-2 L, 1-3 W, 1-0 L, 1-2 L, 1-4 L, 0-5 L, 1-2 L, 0-5 W, 1-0 L, 1-3 L, 0-3 L, 0-7 L, 0-2 25-39

1995 (3-12-3, 1-3-1 A-10) 2 3 6 9 13 19 24 27 29 1 4 8 10 11 21 22 28 30

at American L, 0-2 at #13 Maryland L, 0-6 Virginia Commonwealth W, 1-0 at Duquesne * (OT) L, 1-2 Campbell L, 1-2 at Radford (2OT) W, 1-0 Buffalo T, 1-1 James Madison L, 1-3 Louisville L, 0-2 Davidson T, 0-0 #7 Virginia L, 1-6 #20 Rutgers L, 0-1 at #11 William & Mary L, 0-5 at Old Dominion L, 1-2 at Xavier * T, 2-2 at Dayton * L, 0-2 at George Washington * L, 1-5 La Salle * W, 1-0

1996 (9-9-1, 5-3 A-10)

4 8 14 15

Radford American at Virginia Commonwealth at Richmond

2009 Women’s Soccer

W, 3-0 T, 1-1 L, 0-1 L, 1-2

Sep. Sep. Sep. Sep. Sep. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Nov.

20 22 24 27 29 5 6 11 13 16 19 22 26 29 2

Aug. Aug. Sep. Sep. Sep. Sep. Sep. Sep. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Nov.

29 31 3 7 10 14 26 28 3 5 10 12 17 19 22 24 26 31 2

Sep. Sep. Sep. Sep. Sep. Sep. Sep. Sep. Sep. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Nov.

1 5 8 11 19 20 22 25 27 2 4 9 11 16 18 23 25 30 1

at St. Joseph’s * W, 2-0 Old Dominion W, 4-3 at #11 Virginia L, 0-1 Duquesne * W, 3-0 Dayton * L, 1-2 at Campbell (OT) L, 0-2 at East Carolina W, 4-0 at Temple * W, 3-0 at La Salle * W, 4-0 #18 UNC Greensboro L, 0-1 #25 George Washington * L, 0-1 High Point W, 6-1 Xavier * L, 0-4 at #17 James Madison L, 0-3 at St. Bonaventure * W, 2-0

1997 (9-9-1, 4-6-1 A-10)

at UNC Greensboro L, 0-1 Virginia Commonwealth W, 2-0 at Radford (2OT) L, 0-1 East Carolina W, 4-1 Richmond W, 2-1 at American W, 1-0 at Old Dominion W, 2-0 at George Washington * L, 1-2 at Fordham * L, 0-1 at La Salle * L, 0-2 Massachusetts * L, 0-3 Rhode Island * W, 3-1 at St. Bonaventure * (OT) W, 3-2 at Duquesne * T, 0-0 James Madison L, 1-3 Dayton * L, 1-3 Xavier * L, 0-2 St. Joseph’s * (OT) W, 2-1 Temple * W, 5-0

1998 (9-9-1, 5-6 A-10)

at NC State L, 1-4 at Richmond L, 0-2 Radford T, 1-1 UMBC W, 4-2 Virginia Commonwealth (OT) W, 3-2 Old Dominion W, 5-2 at James Madison L, 1-2 George Washington * L, 0-1 at High Point W, 2-0 at La Salle * (OT) W, 2-1 Fordham * (OT) W, 2-1 at Rhode Island * L, 3-5 at Massachusetts * L, 0-5 Duquesne * (OT) W, 2-1 St. Bonaventure * W, 1-0 at Xavier * L, 0-1 at Dayton * L, 0-2 at Temple * W, 4-3 at St. Joseph’s * L, 0-1

1999 (9-10, 5-6 A-10)

Sep. 1 at Liberty W, 6-2 Sep. 4 #20 Richmond W, 2-1 Sep. 8 at Radford (OT) W, 4-3 Sep. 11 at Old Dominion L, 0-2 Sep. 14 at West Virginia L, 1-6 W, 3-0 Sep. 19 vs. Towson1 Sep. 26 at George Washington * L, 0-1 Oct. 1 at La Salle * W, 3-0 Oct. 3 at Fordham * W, 3-1 Oct. 6 NC State L, 1-2 Oct. 8 Rhode Island * W, 4-1 Oct. 10 Massachusetts * L, 0-1 Oct. 15 at Duquesne * L, 0-1 Oct. 17 at St. Bonaventure * L, 2-3 Oct. 22 Xavier * L, 1-3 Dayton * L, 1-2 Oct. 24 Oct. 27 James Madison (OT) L, 1-2 Oct. 29 Temple * W, 6-1 Oct. 31 St. Joseph’s * W, 2-0 1 - Radford Soccer Tournament in Radford, Va. 40-32

Aug. Aug. Sep. Sep. Sep. Sep. Sep. Sep. Sep. Sep. Sep. Sep. Sep. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct.

25 27 1 3 6 8 10 13 15 17 22 24 29 1 15 22 25 27 29

2000 (9-10)

at Charlotte Seton Hall Liberty Kent State at Radford at James Madison1 vs. Loyola (Md.)1 West Virginia2 vs. Missouri2 at Wake Forest Old Dominion George Washington at St. Joseph’s at Temple Howard Wheeling Jesuit Marshall at Dayton at Xavier

L, 2-3 L, 2-3 W, 1-0 (OT) L, 1-2 W, 4-0 L, 1-3 W, 2-0 L, 0-1 L, 1-2 L, 1-5 W, 1-0 W, 2-0 L, 0-2 W, 2-1 W, 4-2 W, 5-0 W, 1-0 L, 0-3 L, 1-3 1 - JMU/Sheraton Tournament in Harrisonburg, Va. 31-30 2 - Wake Forest/Nike Invitational in Winston-Salem, N.C.

2001 (8-9-3, 1-8-1 BIG EAST)

Aug. Sep. Sep. Sep. Sep. Sep. Sep. Sep. Sep. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct.

31 3 7 9 16 20 23 27 30 5 7 10 12 14 17 19 21 25 28 31

Charlotte Seton Hall * at UNC Greensboro1 vs. Western Carolina1 Villanova * James Madison #19 Connecticut * #11 William & Mary at Rutgers * Davidson at Old Dominion at Radford at Providence * at Boston College * at Liberty Miami * St. John’s * at Howard at Syracuse * at Georgetown *

T, 1-1 (2OT) L, 2-3 W, 3-2 W, 3-1 L, 0-2 T, 2-2 L, 0-2 W, 1-0 L, 0-1 W, 2-0 W, 1-0 W, 2-1 L, 1-3 L, 0-2 (OT) L, 1-2 T, 1-1 W, 4-0 W, 4-0 L, 0-1 L, 0-3 1 - UNC Greensboro Tournament in Greensboro, N.C. 28-27

Jerry Cheynet 2002 6-11-1 (.361)

2002 (6-11-1, 2-4 BIG EAST)

Sep. Sep. Sep. Sep. Sep. Sep. Sep. Sep. Sep. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct.

1 4 6 8 13 15 18 24 29 4 6 11 13 20 23 25 27 30

at #7 Notre Dame at William & Mary vs. East Carolina1 at Charlotte vs. Florida State2 at Miami * at James Madison Liberty at Pittsburgh at Davidson Old Dominion Boston College * Providence * Syracuse * #8 West Virginia at St. John’s * at #9 Connecticut * Radford

L, 0-5 L, 0-4 T, 2-2 L, 1-3 L, 0-1 L, 0-1 (OT) L, 1-2 W, 5-0 W, 2-0 (OT) L, 1-2 W, 2-1 L, 2-3 W, 3-2 (OT) W, 2-1 L, 0-2 (OT) L, 1-2 L, 1-2 (2OT) W, 1-0 1 - in Charlotte Tournament, Charlotte, N.C. 24-33 2 - in Miami Tournament, Miami, Fla.


ALL-TIME SERIES RECORDS

Kelly Cagle 2003-present 50-52-14 (.491) • 2004 & 2008 NCAA Tournament Appearances • 2008 ACC Tournament runner-up finish Aug. Sep. Sep. Sep. Sep. Sep. Sep. Sep. Sep. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct.

30 2 5 7 11 14 21 26 28 2 5 8 10 12 16 19 24 26

at George Mason American at Miami (Ohio) at Marshall James Madison at #21 Villanova at Syracuse * St. John’s * #10 Connecticut * at Liberty at Seton Hall at Radford Miami * at Old Dominion Georgetown Rutgers at Providence * at #19 Boston College *

L, 2-4 (2OT) W, 3-2 W, 2-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 L, 1-2 L, 1-2 W, 3-2 L, 3-5 W, 2-1 (2OT) L, 3-4 W, 2-0 L, 0-2 W, 2-0 L, 0-1 L, 0-1 W, 1-0 L, 0-1

2004 (11-9, 4-5 ACC)

27 31 3 6 10 12 19 23 26 3 6 10 15 17 20 24 27 31 3 11

Radford VMI at Maryland * Longwood vs. Dayton1 at Ohio State1 Liberty2 #19 Wake Forest * #2 North Carolina * at NC State * #24 Clemson * at #15 Florida State * Old Dominion at #10 Duke * at #4 Virginia * Miami * Marshall Miami3 vs. #4 Virginia4 vs. William & Mary5

1 - Ohio State Tournament in Columbus, Ohio 2 - Virginia Tech Tournament in Blacksburg, Va. 3 - ACC Tournament in Blacksburg, Va. 4 - ACC Tournament in Cary, N.C. 5 - NCAA Tournament in Chapel Hill, N.C.

W, 4-1 W, 9-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 L, 1-2 L, 1-4 W, 4-1 W, 3-2 L, 1-6 W, 1-0 L, 0-1 L, 0-1 W, 3-1 L, 3-9 L, 0-3 W, 2-1 W, 4-0 W, 2-0 L, 0-8 L, 1-2 43-42

2005 (6-10-3, 1-7-2 ACC)

Aug. 26 Aug. 28 Sep. 2 Sep. 4 Sep. 9 Sep. 11 Sep. 16 Sep. 18 Sep. 22 Sep. 25 Sep. 29 Oct. 2 Oct. 6 Oct. 9 Oct. 13 Oct. 16 Oct. 19 Oct. 23 Oct. 26

at American W, 1-0 Virginia Commonwealth T, 1-1 1 (2OT) L, 1-2 vs. San Diego L, 1-3 vs. #5 Santa Clara1 W, 2-0 at College of Charleston2 W, 1-0 vs. Wofford2 #25 Colorado College W, 1-0 UNC Greensboro L, 0-1 at #7 Duke* L, 0-2 at #8 Wake Forest* L, 0-4 Miami* W, 5-0 #8 Florida State* L, 0-3 at Clemson* L, 0-1 at NC State* L, 2-4 #5 Virginia* L, 0-4 #3 North Carolina* L, 1-3 at Maryland* T, 0-0 at #11 Boston College* T, 0-0 at Radford W, 2-0 1 - Wake Forest Tournament in Winston-Salem, N.C. 18-28 2 - Col. of Charleston Tournament in Charleston, S.C.

First Met 1994 1994 1994 2007 2001 2008 1995 2008 1993 2004 1994 1993 2005 2001 1993 1994 1994 1993 2004 1995 1996 2006 2007 2006 2002 1997 1993 1993 2003 1995 2001 1996 2000 1994 1993 2000 1995 1994 1994 1993 2004 1994 2000 2000 1995

Last Met 2005 1994 1994 2007 2008 2008 1995 2008 1996 2008 2008 2005 2005 2003 2008 2004 1994 1993 2008 1999 2002 2006 2007 2008 2008 1999 1993 1993 2008 2008 2003 2006 2001 1994 2008 2000 1999 1994 1994 2006 2008 1995 2007 2004 2008

2006 (6-8-4, 1-6-3 ACC)

Aug. 25 Aug. 27 Sep. 1 Sep. 3 Sep. 8 Sep. 10 Sep. 16 Sep. 21 Sep. 24 Sep. 28 Oct. 1 Oct. 5 Oct. 8 Oct. 12 Oct. 15 Oct. 20 Oct. 22 Oct. 27

George Mason Radford at UNC Greensboro1 vs. High Point1 James Madison2 Liberty2 at Evansville #24 Duke* #9 Wake Forest* at Miami* at #3 Florida State* Clemson* NC State* at #14 Virginia* at #2 North Carolina* Maryland* at #24 Boston College* East Tennessee State

T, 1-1 W, 6-0 W, 1-0 W, 3-2 L, 2-3 W, 2-0 L, 0-3 L, 1-3 L, 1-3 W, 2-1 L, 1-2 T, 0-0 L, 1-2 L. 1-2 L, 0-1 T, 0-0 T, 3-3 W, 3-0 1 - UNC Greensboro Tournament in Greensboro, N.C. 28-26 2 - Virginia Tech Tournament in Blacksburg, Va.

2007 (8-7-3, 3-5-2 ACC)

Aug. 31 Sep. 2 Sep. 7 Sep. 9 Sep. 14 Sep. 16 Sep. 21 Sep. 27 Sep. 30 Oct. 4 Oct. 7 Oct. 11

at Radford at James Madison #13 Tennessee1 Loyola (Md.)1 at George Mason Elon at Arizona at #23 Wake Forest at Duke Miami #17 Florida State #19 Clemson

W, 3-0 L, 0-2 W, 2-1 T, 1-1 L, 0-1 W, 3-0 W, 1-0 L, 1-3 (2OT) L, 0-1 T, 1-1 L, 0-1 T, 1-1

Tech First Team Record Met Massachusetts 0-3-0 1997 MIAMI 4-2-3 2001 Miami (Ohio) 1-0-0 2003 Minnesota 0-1-0 1994 Missouri 0-1-0 2000 Monmouth College 0-2-0 1993 NORTH CAROLINA 0-6-0 2004 NC STATE 3-4-0 1998 Notre Dame 0-1-0 2002 Ohio State 0-1-0 2004 Old Dominion 9-2-0 1994 Pittsburgh 1-0-0 2002 Providence 2-1-0 2001 Radford 12-2-1 1993 Rhode Island 2-1-0 1997 Richmond 2-2-0 1996 Rutgers 0-3-0 1995 St. Bonaventure 3-1-0 1996 St. John’s 2-1-0 2001 St. Joseph’s 3-2-0 1996 Santa Clara 0-1-0 2005 San Diego 0-1-0 2005 Seton Hall 0-3-0 2000 STANFORD 0-0-0 2009 Syracuse 1-2-0 2001 Temple 5-0-0 1996 Tennessee 1-0-0 2007 0-1-0 2008 Texas A&M Towson State 1-0-0 1999 UMBC 1-0-1 1998 UNC Asheville 0-1-0 1993 UNC Greensboro 2-3-0 1993 VILLANOVA 0-2-0 2001 VIRGINIA 1-8-1 1994 VCU 3-1-1 1995 Virginia Wesleyan 1-0-0 1993 VMI 1-0-0 2004 WAKE FOREST 1-5-0 2000 Western Carolina 1-0-0 2001 William & Mary 1-4-0 1993 West Virginia 0-3-0 1999 Wheeling Jesuit 1-0-0 2000 Wofford 1-0-0 2005 Xavier 0-5-1 1995 (2009 opponents in BOLD CAPS)

Oct. 14 Oct. 18 Oct. 21 Oct. 28 Nov. 1 Nov. 4

at NC State at #3 Virginia #8 North Carolina at Maryland at Longwood #10 Boston College

Last Met 1999 2008 2003 1994 2000 1994 2008 2008 2002 2004 2004 2002 2003 2007 1999 1999 2003 1999 2003 2000 2005 2005 2003 2009 2003 2000 2007 2008 1999 1998 1993 2006 2003 2008 2005 1993 2004 2008 2001 2002 2002 2000 2005 2000

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2003 (9-9, 2-4 BIG EAST)

Tech Team Record American 4-1-1 Appalachian St. 1-0-0 Arkansas-Little Rock 1-0-0 Arizona 1-0-0 BOSTON COLLEGE 1-4-2 Brigham Young 0-1-0 Buffalo 0-0-1 Cal State Fullerton 1-0-0 Campbell 0-3-0 CLEMSON 0-2-3 Charlotte 1-3-1 COLL. OF CHARLESTON 2-0-0 Colorado College 1-0-0 Connecticut 0-3-0 Davidson 2-4-1 Dayton 0-8-0 Delaware 0-1-0 Detroit-Mercy 0-1-0 DUKE 1-4-0 Duquesne 2-2-1 East Carolina 2-0-1 East Tennessee State 1-0-0 Elon 1-0-0 1-1-0 Evansville FLORIDA STATE 0-6-1 Fordham 2-1-0 Gardner-Webb 0-0-1 Georgia-Southern 2-1-0 1-2-1 George Mason G. Washington 2-5-0 Georgetown 0-2-0 HIGH POINT 3-0-0 Howard 2-0-0 Indiana 0-1-0 JAMES MADISON 1-12-1 Kent 0-1-0 La Salle 4-1-0 Lafayette College 1-0-0 LEHIGH 1-0-0 Liberty 8-1-0 Longwood 3-0-0 Louisville 0-2-0 Loyola (Md.) 1-0-1 Marshall 3-0-0 MARYLAND 3-1-2

W, 4-1 L, 0-2 L, 1-4 (OT) W, 2-1 W, 4-0 W, 3-0

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at Davidson L, 1-2 EVANSVILLE W, 4-2 GEORGE MASON W, 2-0 L, 1-3 #11 TEXAS A&M 1 1 W, 2-0 GEORGE WASHINGTON 2 W, 3-0 #22 Cal State Fullerton W, 5-1 Charlotte 2 JAMES MADISON (2OT) L, 3-4 at #25 Miami (2OT) T, 1-1 at #8 Florida State L, 1-3 at Clemson (2OT) T, 2-2 Nc State W, 3-0 #8 Virginia W, 1-0 at #2 North Carolina L, 0-4 LONGWOOD W, 2-0 Maryland W, 1-0 at #13 Boston College L, 1-2 #19 WAKE FOREST L, 1-2 #11 DUKE W, 1-0 (2OT, 4-2PK) T, 0-0 #5 Florida State 3 (2OT), 2-1PK) T, 1-1 #12 Virginia 3 L, 0-3 #4 North Carolina 3 L, 0-2 at Brigham Young 4

1 - Hawthorn Suites Hokie Invitational in Blacksburg, Va.; 2 - Wake Forest Nike Tournament; 3 - ACC Tournament in Cary, N.C.; 4 - NCAA Tournament 1st round in Provo, Utah.

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Blacksburg, Va.

BLACKSBURG, VA.

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College Town, U.S.A. – A Great Place to Spend Four Years ... or a Lifetime!

One of America’s best college towns, Blacksburg is a perfect setting for a great university like Virginia Tech. Located in Southwest Virginia on a plateau between the Blue Ridge and Alleghany Mountains, Blacksburg combines the laid-back lifestyle of a small town with the amenities one would expect to find around a major center of higher education. Together, the town and university have worked hard to create a progressive community that ranks among the nation’s elite living environments. Virginia Tech and the Town of Blacksburg gained national and international attention by creating the world’s first “electronic village.” Businesses and industries have been drawn by the potential of the quaint town. Established in 1798 by John and William Black, the town is surrounded by scenic mountain views that accentuate the area. Since its founding, Blacksburg has grown to become the largest town in Virginia. The over 43,000 residents (including students) enjoy a close proximity to a variety of recreation areas such as the Blue Ridge Parkway, Appalachian Trail, Claytor Lake and the New River. The region features a moderate climate and four distinct seasons. Blacksburg’s location (adjacent to major interstate highways) provides convenient access to most points in the southern and eastern parts of the country. More information on Blacksburg can be found on the web site of the Blacksburg Electronic Village, www.bev.net or the town’s web site, www.blacksburg.va.us.

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ATHLETIC FACILITIES Virginia Tech Soccer Stadium Among the NCAA’s Finest

Home of the Hokies

In 2003, the Hokies began play in Virginia Tech Soccer Stadium. Located in the center of the Virginia Tech athletic complex, the facility has become one of the finest places to play in the Atlantic Coast Conference. In their first six seasons of play at the stadium, the Hokies have posted an overall mark of 2820-7 (.547), including a 9-2 record in 2004. During that memorable season, Tech defeated then nationally ranked No. 19 Wake Forest, 3-2, en route to the ACC and NCAA Tournaments. In 2007, the women went 3-2-3 with two victories and three ties coming against NCAA Tournament

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invitees and, in 2008, the Hokies topped two top-10 ACC foes as they downed in-state rival No.8 Virginia, 1-0, and No. 11 Duke by the same score on their way to their second ever NCAA Tournament appearance. The bluegrass playing surface measures approximately 75 by 120 yards. The field is equipped with an underground irrigation system so the pitch can be drained and ready to play in rapid time. The wireless scoreboard allows fans to have a full score update, while a permanent Hubble lighting system allows for night games. One of the finest facilities in the conference for spectators, the stadium features approximately

2,028 bench-back seats, where each fan has an unobstructed view of the playing surface. Spacious area around the field allows for nearly 1,500 additional fans to watch the games. During the summer of 2008, a new game operations center was erected atop the stadium. The approximately 900-square foot facility enhances the continued growth of the stadium. The center includes two dedicated broadcast booths, two covered areas available to broadcast and videographers’ cameras and a large working area for media covering the Hokies. The climatecontrolled facility contains a state-of-the-art sound system and Ethernet capability. The Internet-ready facility allows Tech’s official athletic Web site, hokiesports.com, to originate live audio broadcasts and live stats of the Hokies’ matches from the press box. Between each team’s bench area is the Sandy D. Thompson Press Box. Formerly the press operations center for the field, the facility is now used as a half-time room for game officials and as an auxiliary area for press and game operations.

Thompson Field and Tech’s practice fields are located in the middle of the athletics complex.

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66,233-seat Lane Stadium

The Pete Dye River Course of Virginia Tech

Cassell Coliseum

English Field

Rector Field House provides an excellent place for Tech’s athletic teams to practice indoors during inclement weather.

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We Are Virginia Tech

We Are Virginia Tech

A Proud University Inventing the Future Beginning in 1872 with 132 students and two programs of study, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, popularly known as Virginia Tech, has evolved into a comprehensive university of national and international prominence. With about 27,500 students in Blacksburg and about 2,500 other students statewide, the university produces world-class scholarship in a challenging academic environment. University tradition is firmly rooted in its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), and its historic land-grant mission is brought to life through learning, discovery and engagement.

Virginia Tech ranks 42nd among research universities in the United States. The university, which has more than 100 research centers, also consistently ranks among the top institutions in industry-supported research and near the top 10 in the number of patents issued each year. The university’s nationally and internationally recognized faculty and motivated students are involved in more than 3,500 research projects in fields ranging from biotechnology to materials, from the environment and energy to food and human health and from transportation to computing information.

Learning

Engagement

Virginia Tech’s challenging academic standards attract high-achieving students. Nine colleges (Agriculture & Life Sciences, Architecture & Urban Studies, Engineering, Liberal Arts & Human Sciences, Natural Resources, Pamplin Business, Science, The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine) and Graduate School offer more degree programs – approximately 200 – than any other university in the state. More than 85 percent of departments offer e-learning courses, which have attracted more than 100,000 enrollments since 1998. During this time, more than 700 different faculty members have offered more than 3,500 different courses.

Discovery

The university’s groundbreaking research transforms lives and communities. With annual research expenditures of nearly $373 million,

As part of Virginia Tech's outreach mission and in adherence to its motto, the university serves and engages the citizens of the commonwealth, the nation, and the world. Virginia Tech is involved in a multitude of economic and community development projects. These efforts focus on education and the dissemination of knowledge to the global society in which we live. Professionals, organizations and communities tap Virginia Tech’s vast resources, expertise, and research results through hundreds of continuing and professional education programs and five campus centers located throughout the commonwealth. Virginia Tech has a long history of providing innovative distance-learning techniques to meet the various needs of working adults and other nontraditional students. The Inn at Virginia Tech & Skelton Conference Center on campus and The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center in Roanoke, both owned by

Burruss Hall, located at the center of the Drillfield, houses the university’s administration offices as well as undergraduate admissions.

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At a Glance • Located in Blacksburg, Virginia • Nine colleges and Graduate School • 60 bachelor’s degree programs • Approximately 140 master’s and doctoral degree programs • About 30,000 students, most full-time • 16:1 student-faculty ratio • Main campus includes more than 125 buildings, 2,600 acres and an airport • Computing and communications complex for worldwide information access • Ranks 42nd in university research expenditures in the United States • Has adjacent Corporate Research Center • Medical school located in Roanoke, Virginia Virginia Tech, support the university’s outreach mission by working with faculty to plan and host conferences and continuing education and professional programs. Virginia Tech manages more than $40 million in funded economic development projects in 44 countries and encourages faculty members to develop global course content and study abroad opportunities for students. In 2007-08, more than 2,150 students from more than 100 foreign countries studied at Tech, while more than 1,000 Virginia Tech students studied abroad. Virginia Cooperative Extension, operated jointly by Virginia Tech and Virginia State University, has been helping people improve their economic, cultural and social well being for nearly a century. With 107 city/county offices, tens of thousands of volunteers, and programs across the state, Extension reaches and teaches millions of Virginians annually.


Interesting Facts & Figures

We Are Virginia Tech

War Memorial Chapel overlooks the drillfield in the center of campus.

• The university’s annual budget is about $1.02 billion. • Virginia Tech has more than 200,000 living alumni from every state and about 100 countries. • All campus facilities, including residence halls, have high-speed connections to voice, data and video communications. • Virginia Tech is one of three public universities in the country that offers the combined advantages of a military-style leadership development program – here it is through the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets – and a traditional academic and social life. • U.S. News & World Report ranks Virginia Tech 30th among national public universities. Of all universities – public or private – it ranks Tech 71st. • Kiplinger Personal Finance magazine ranks Virginia Tech 15th among public colleges and universities that offer a first-class educational experience at a bargain price. • The National Science Foundation ranks Virginia Tech 6th in the nation for its agricultural and natural resources research expenditures. • The university’s undergraduate engineering program is 14th among the nation’s engineering schools and eighth among public universities, according to U.S. News & World Report. Eight of the college’s undergraduate programs rank in the top 25. • U.S. News & World Report ranks the College of Engineering’s graduate program 27th nationally, with four individual programs in the top 10. • The Pamplin College of Business undergraduate program was ranked 43rd in the nation and 24th among public schools by U.S. News & World Report. • Virginia Tech consistently ranks among the top 15 schools in the nation in number of patents received. • DesignIntelligence ranks Virginia Tech’s undergraduate architecture program first in North America. It also ranks the university’s undergraduate interior design program fifth in the nation. In addition, it ranks the graduate architecture program 10th in the nation and the graduate interior design program fifth. • The university’s forestry program is top-ranked in North America, according to a study conducted by Auburn University.

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Student-Athlete Academic Support Services

Support Services

Providing the Tools Needed for Success in the Classroom

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Whether in the classroom or on the field, expectations placed on Virginia Tech student-athletes remain consistently high year after year. In collaboration with the Tech Athletics Department, Student-Athlete Academic Support Services (SAASS) works tirelessly to help Hokie student-athletes achieve their full potential, both on and off the field. Services available include tutors, study assistance, computer and technology aid as well as individual skill development programs. In addition, SAASS integrates its services with those of the Virginia Tech community, assisting students in arranging appointments with various University departments, such as their academic advisors, the Registrar, the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, dean’s offices, Career Services, Cook Counseling Center, Cranwell International Center and the Center for Academic Enrichment and Excellence. The department is committed to providing a comprehensive academic and personal development program for student-athletes, offering academic counseling in combination with university academic advising to ensure students receive a complete system of support. Each team at Virginia Tech is assigned an academic counselor to coordinate individualized support efforts for every team member. Together, SAASS department members assist approximately 500 student-athletes in all areas of academic assistance, from freshman orientation to course selection to career counseling and planning. In addition, student-athletes have access to the department’s spacious facilities, located in the West Side of Lane Stadium. Opened during the 2006-07 academic year, the SAASS suite, located in the Quillen Family Academic Center, features 18 private tutor rooms, a state-of-the art classroom, a 36-station computer lab with printer access, a conference room, three quiet areas for reading and studying and a reference library. The office is available between classes, after practice and in the evenings, while hours of operation are flexible and may be tailored to maximize the student-athlete’s limited time. The collection of SAASS programs housed in Lane Stadium guarantees that all student-athletes, regardless of their personal backgrounds, talents and interests, achieve success during their time at Virginia Tech. Jermaine Holmes serves as the direcor of SAASS.

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Assistant Director SAASS Greg Beatty begins his second year with Student Athlete Academic Support Services as an assistant director. He provides all academic support services to make the women’s soccer team as successful in the classroom as it is on the pitch. During the academic year, he monitors the athletes’ academic progress in every class and also has one-on-one meetings with students when difficulties, such as school-related issues, adjusting to a new environment or choosing the right career path, arise. In addition to women’s soccer, he also serves as the advisor for the baseball, golf, wrestling and lacrosse teams. Beatty attended the University of North Carolina where he majored in business administration. After graduating, he worked for several years at UNC as a financial aid counselor before attending graduate school at the University of Texas, where he received his masters of education with a concentration in sport management. While at Texas, Beatty served many roles in the Athletics Student Services Office including study hall monitor, tutor, mentor and academic counselor. During the 2007-08 academic year, Beatty completed an internship at North Carolina State University in the Academic Support Program for Student Athletes where he worked with the men’s basketball and women’s soccer teams.


student life Assisting in the Development of the Total Person

At Virginia Tech, student-athletes don’t just play sports. With help from the Athletics Office of Student Life, Hokie student-athletes work outside the athletic arena to develop into community assets and responsible adults. Inspired by the NCAA/CHAMPS (Changing Athletes’ Minds for Personal Success) Life Skills Program, the Athletics Office of Student Life creates programs designed to enhance student-athletes in five areas of commitment: athletic excellence, academic excellence, personal and leadership development, community service and career development. The program has been previously honored for its commitment to serving the good of the student-athletes by the Division I-A Athletic Director’s Association as a program of excellence. Led by the Virginia Tech Student Athlete Advisory Committee, Hokie student-athletes volunteered countless hours in the local community last year. In addition, over 300 Virginia Tech student-athletes earned a 3.00 grade point average during one or both semesters. The accomplishments in the classroom and the community are all the more impressive given the Hokie student-athletes’ success in the 2008-2009 season. The office is under the guidance of Assistant Athletics Director for Student Life Reyna Gilbert. She is assisted by Student Services Coordinator Danny White.

Student Athlete Advisory Committee

Personal Development

The Office of Student Life aims to help student-athletes lead balanced lifestyles, encouraging emotional well-being, personal growth and decisionmaking skills. To do so, each team attends two personal development workshops during the year. The workshops educate them in healthy living, service learning, career development, diversity and life skills. This summer, the NCAA hosted the National Student-Athlete Development Conference in Orlando, Fla. Senior football player Kenny Lewis, Jr., was chosen to represent Virginia Tech at the conference. While working on important leadership, communication and problem-solving skills, Lewis and some 700 other student-athletes were given an open forum to discuss issues on their campuses and in their communities. Lewis plans to share his experience with his teammates and serve as a resource for fellow student-athletes after his return to Blacksburg in the fall.

The Virginia Tech Athletics Office of Student Life is responsible for nominating
student-athletes for academic honors and awards. Athletes are nominated for
on-campus, Atlantic Coast Conference and national awards. Student-athletes with
a 3.0 GPA are rewarded each semester by being honored on the Athletic Director’s
Honor Roll. In 2008-2009, 342 student-athletes were named to this prestigious
list, forty of whom were football players. In addition, women’s soccer players Robin Chidester, Jennifer Harvey, Kim Hickey, Emily Jukich, and Laurie Beth Puglisi were all named to the All-ACC Academic Team for the 2008 season. Pedro Graber (men’s tennis) and Kelly Phillips (women’s track and field) received the Skelton Award for Academic Excellence in Athletics. The award is given to one male and one female student-athlete who demonstrate leadership, outstanding academic excellence and community involvement. The recipients of the award each receive a $5,000 scholarship donated by the late Dr. Bill Skelton and his wife Peggy.

Community Outreach

Virginia Tech student-athletes are involved more than ever in the local community. Having volunteered many hours in the schools, community groups and hospitals, student-athletes are setting a high precedent for all involved with the program. Under the “Hokies with Heart” umbrella, each sports team has a community partner with which they volunteer their time. During the season they also host a home match to honor the partnership program. In 2008-2009, The women’s soccer team was involved inHokie Night at Gilbert Linkous Elementary, Special Olympics, Relay for Life, and a School Walk for Diabetes at Margaret Beeks Elementary. This summer, current senior Robin Chidester, along with recent graduates Ashley Seldon and Ashley Owens traveled to Hoa An, Vietnam for three weeks through Coach for College, a global initiative to promote higher education through sports. Coach for College, was developed in 2007 by Parker Goyer, a Duke University women’s tennis student-athlete, as a way to provide a forum for American college student-athletes to help underprivileged youth develop the motivation, confidence and knowledge needed to obtain a higher education. They each taught health, science, leadership, English and education in conjunction with soccer, tennis, volleyball, badminton, and basketball to middle school students. They documented their experiences through a blog on hokiesports.com

Support Services

The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is a committee made up of student-athletes assembled to provide insight on the student-athlete experience. The SAAC also offers input on the rules, regulations and policies that affect student-athletes’ lives on NCAA member institution campuses. Two members of each sports team serve on SAAC each academic year. The leadership team during 2008-2009 was Beth Walker (softball) – president; Preston Lemon (men’s tennis) – vice president; and Brittany Pryor (track and field) – secretary.

Academic Excellence

Career Development

Virginia Tech student-athletes savor their collegiate athletic experiences with the understanding that upon graduation, they will need to secure a job. The Student Life Office worked with Becca Scott in the Virginia Tech Career Services Center to create programs designed to teach student-athletes why they are much sought after for their transferable skills (resiliency, time management, teamwork, competitiveness and ambition). Student-athletes have access to several career development programs. Men’s soccer player Charlie Campbell, for example, was chosen among forty student-athletes across the country to participate in the first annual Student-Athlete Development Coaches Forum. The forum aims to educate future coaches in areas from program development to budgeting and athlete well-being to diversity.

Current senior Robin Chidester and recent graduates Ashley Owens and Ashley Seldon, along with Taylor Walsh of the men’s soccer team, participated in Coach for College in Vietnam over the summer. They travelled through the country teaching kids the importance of education and sports.

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Support Services

SPORTS MEDICINE Providing Experienced, Professional Care The Sports Medicine Department at Virginia Tech is constantly evolving to incorporate new ideas utilizing state-of-the-art resources for the betterment of all Hokie student-athletes. Under the leadership of Assistant Athletics Director for Athletic Training Mike Goforth, the department is constantly improving and developing new strategies to provide the most current and comprehensive care. Their team of certified athletic trainers, orthopaedic surgeons, Board Certified primary care physicians, chiropractors, physical therapists, sport psychologists, nutritionists, massage therapists and orthotists are available on site to manage the health care needs of Tech athletes. The staff continually looks for ways to enhance the services provided for their athletes as evidenced by their participation in local and national projects pertaining to related topics such as concussion management, prevention of antibiotic resistant types of staph infection (MRSA), high ankle sprains and collegiate health care management strategies. Tech is entering its ninth year in the 4,300-square-foot Eddie Ferrell Memorial Training Room, which consolidated the training rooms that existed in the Merryman Center and Cassell Coliseum. The facility gives the training staff a centralized area to care for the needs of all Virginia Tech student-athletes. There is top-of-the-line equipment and a unique style of architecture, developed by Glenn Reynolds, AIA and Larry Perry as the consulting engineer. The Ferrell Training Room nearly doubled the size of the former Merryman Center facility. Tech now has more than 10,000 square feet dedicated to sports medicine, placing in the top five percent nationally. The $10 million Merryman Center includes 2,400 square feet of medical space and a physician’s suite. The suite is equipped with a new state-of-the-art X-ray system, a fluoroscopy unit and a minor procedure room. The training room also has offices for the staff, dozens of training tables, two cold tubs, whirlpools, an underwater treadmill, a Biodex System 3 and various other pieces of rehabilitation equipment and treatment modalities. After the sports medicine staff diagnoses and treats an ill or injured athlete, the staff starts collaborating with the strength and conditioning staff to provide the best injury prevention and performance enhancing programs possible. The range of benefits that athletes have access to includes custom

orthotics, custom mouth guards, specialized DonJoy prophylactic bracing and many other options to help prevent or protect them from injuries. The sports medicine staff also takes great pride in treating the athletes year-round. Special attention is paid to off-season activity. During this time, the staff will analyze past injury data from each participant and construct a preventative program that is followed over a nine-week period between the end of the season and the beginning of spring practice. This same procedure is followed during the summer. “If our strength and conditioning is so important, and it is, then we owe it to our athletes to provide them with the necessary resources to keep them actively participating,” Goforth said. “We basically adopt the attitude that in the fall, our mission is to keep them participating on the field and during the other times of the year, it is our job to keep them participating in our strength and conditioning program.” If physical therapy is needed, student-athletes can be seen by physical therapists Mark Piechoski and Katie Burns in the Ferrell Training Room. Piechoski, a certified athletic trainer, physical therapist and strength and conditioning specialist, plays a large role in the overall program developed to return an injured athlete back to 100 percent. In addition, staff sport psychologist Dr. Gary Bennett is available to all student-athletes for personal and performance issues. Team chiropractor, Dr. Dale Reynolds, provides Tech athletes with specialized treatment for spine-related conditions and plays a huge role in performance enhancement through various chiropractic techniques. “Our goal is to provide the same high level of health care that professional and Olympic athletes receive,” Goforth continued. “Our usage of specialist care is modeled after the NFL system and incorporates components of the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.” Team orthopaedic surgeons Dr. Marc Siegel, Dr. Jim LeBolt and Dr. Demian Yakel bring a wealth of experience and skill to assist when athletes need orthopaedic consultation for certain types of sports-related injuries. A vital part of student-athlete medical services is access to the Montgomery Regional Hospital’s SWVA Center for Orthopaedics and Schiffert Student Health Center. Both facilities are staffed with qualified physicians and staff, and feature a wide variety of technologies designed to increase the level of care available to athletes.

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ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE Keeping the Student-Athlete Ready to Play Strength & Conditioning

Thanks to the direction of Assistant Athletics Director for Athletic Performance Mike Gentry, the Virginia Tech strength and conditioning program is among the best in the nation.One of the main supporters of Tech soccer is the strength and conditioning program. The results of hard work by the staff and the student-athletes have paid huge dividends as the Hokies continue to improve in the ACC. Tech soccer players train in the Jim “Bulldog” Haren Weight Room. Located in the Jamerson Athletic Center, the 5,000-square foot weight was offically dedicated in September 1985 to Haren, a former Hokie player and long-time suporter of the Virginia Tech Athletics Department.

Sport Nutrition

Sport Psychology

Virginia Tech offers another important service to all of its student-athletes – sport psychology. Dr. Gary Bennett coordinates the sport psychology department, which offers psychological and performance enhancement services for student-athletes. Bennett also works closely with the Cook Counseling Center. Bennett meets with student-athletes on an individual basis for personal counseling and to discuss the mental aspects of the game. He also works on team building, communication and performance enhancement. Gentry said, “I’ve always felt that (sport psychology) was an important element. We want to be a holistic model of an athletics department, and we wanted to and needed to include sport psychology in that model.” “We try to address all the various factors that affect student-athletes’ performance on and off the field,” Bennett said. “We believe we can help athletes perform better by addressing those concerns.” The sport psychology department also offers an injury group to afford injured athletes the opportunity to meet with other injured athletes and talk about their recovery process. Injured athletes may also meet individually with the sport psychologist. On average, Bennett conducts 30 individual sessions per week and meets weekly with teams as the need arises.One of the sport psychology resources is the Dynavision 2000, a unique conditioning and training program designed to increase focus and concentration, improve coordination and visuomotor reactions and increase peripheral awareness. Virginia Tech is privileged to be one of only a handful of schools with this cutting-edge technology. The response to the sport psychology program has been positive. The student-athletes are very receptive to the services offered by the doctors. The sport psychology office reaches out to athletes who may not have considered going to the counseling service that is offered to all students at Virginia Tech. “It is a great resource Dr. Gary Bennett for our coaches and our athletes,” Gentry said. “We’ve improved a lot in areas of strength and conditioning, nutrition and in sport psychology. It’s all about becoming a wellrounded athletic program and helping student-athletes. We want to give them all the resources we can, to put them in a position to be successful.”

Support Services

Eating healthy and choosing nutritious diets are important aspects of a Virginia Tech student-athlete’s life and that’s why in July 2002, the athletics department implemented the sports nutrition program. Amy Freel serves as the director. Freel, who is one of 16 full-time college dietitians in the country, also serves on the nutrition and performance committee with Dr. Gary Bennett. Freel works individually with student-athletes to provide them with information they need on their diet. She provides individual players with diet counseling on issues such as gaining lean muscle mass, losing body fat, and eating choices to improve performance. She also designs preseason menus, snacks and training table menus for the football team. “It is extremely beneficial for our student-athletes to have nutrition education and counseling available to them in order for them to remain successful in their sports and outside of athletics,” Freel said. “The individualized nutrition education allows the athletes and me to get very specific on their nutritional, personal and sport-specific goals.” Also in July 2002, the Virginia Tech Athletics Department purchased the BodPod body composition system. Tech is one of a handful of college athletic departments using this type of technology. The BodPod is found in many professional training facilities, such as the NFL and Major League Baseball. It accurately measures body composition (percent of body fat, lean muscle mass and fat mass) within five minutes through air displacement. Research has shown that an increase in lean muscle mass will increase The BodPod athletic performance. The Sports Nutrition Program has helped countless Tech athletes maximize their athletic performance.

Members of the women’s soccer team perform agility drills as part of the strength and conditioning program.

Sports nutritionist Amy Freel

Virginia Tech Hokies

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2009 OPPONENTS School High Point

Location High Point, N.C.

Nickname Panthers

Villanova Lehigh

Villanova, Pa. Bethlahem, Pa.

Wildcats Hawks

Conf. Big South

Media/Opponent Info

Big East Patriot League VCU Richmond, Va. Rams Colonial Ath. Assoc. Stanford Stanford, Calif. Cardinals Pacific 10 unc Greensboro Fullerton, Cal. Spartans Southern Charleston Charleston, S.C. Cougars Southern Davidson Davidson, N.C. Wildcats Southern Clemson Clemson, S.C. Tigers ACC NC State Raleigh, N.C. Wolfpack ACC Virginia Charlottesville, Va. Cavaliers ACC North Carolina Chapel Hill, N.C. Tar Heels ACC Maryland College Park, Md. Terrapins ACC Longwood Farmville, Va. Lancers United Soccer Boston College Chestnut Hill, Mass. Eagles ACC Wake Forest Winston-Salem, N.C. Demon Deacons ACC Duke Durham, N.C. Blue Devils ACC Miami Coral Gables, Fla. Hurricanes ACC Florida State Tallahassee, Fla. Seminoles ACC

Head Coach Marty Beall

‘08 Record WSoc SID 8-5-8 Joe Arancio

SID Phone (336) 841-4638

Email jarancio@highpoint.edu

John Byford Manny Oudin

11-7-1 6-10-1

David Berman Steve Lomangino

(610) 519-4122 (610) 758-3174

david.berman@villanova.edu www.villanova.com sjl304@lehigh.edu www.lehighsports.com

Tiffany Roberts Sahaydak Paul Ratcliffe Eddie Radwanski Kevin Dempsey Greg Ashton Hershey Strosberg Steve Springthorpe Steve Swanson Anson Dorrance Brian Pensky Todd Dyer Alison Kulik Tony da Luz Robbie Church Tricia Taliaferro Mark Krikorian

9-9-1

Scott Day

(804) 828-1727

sdday@vcu.edu

www.vcuathletics.com

22-2-1 16-4-3 12-5-4 10-6-3 5-11-1 11-9-2 15-5-3 25-1-2 7-10-1 10-7-2 15-6-2 13-8-0 15-6-3 10-9-3 17-3-3

David Kiefer Phil Perry John Gatto Gavin McFarlin Libby Kehn Mark Kimmel Steve Kirkland Dave Lohse Patrick Fischer Greg Prouty Stephanie Tunnera Chad Crunk Lindy Brown Scott Zavitz Jason Leturmy

(650) 736-7921 (336) 334-5615 (843) 953-5463 (740) 894-2635 (864) 656-4218 (919) 515-1183 (434) 982-5535 (919) 962-7257 (301) 314-7062 (434) 395-2097 (617) 552-3004 (336) 758-5842 (919) 684-2664 (305) 284-3236 (850) 644-5656

dkiefer@stanford.edu pdperry@uncg.edu jgatto@cofc.edu gamcfarlin@davidson.edu elizabk@clemson.edu Mark_Kimmel@ncsu.edu skirkland@virginia.edu dlohse@uncaa.unc.edu pfischer@umd.edu proutygd@longwood.edu tunnera@bc.edu crunkmc@wfu.edu lbrown@goduke.com szavitz@miami.edu jleturmy@fsu.edu

www.gostanford.com www.uncgspartans.com www.CofCsports.com www.davidsonwildcats.com www.clemsontigers.com www.GoPack.com www.virginiasports.com www.tarheelblue.com www.umterps.com www.longwoodlancers.com www.bceagles.com www.wakeforestsports.com www.goduke.com www.hurricanesports.com www.seminoles.com

MEDIA INFORMATION Virginia Tech women’s soccer home games are held at the Sandra D. Thompson Field and are free of charge. Media interested in attending these games are encouraged to notify the Virginia Tech Sports Information office at least 24 hours in advance. The game operations center is located on top of the grandstands No media pass is needed to enter the game operations center.

Coach/Player Interviews

Please schedule all interviews at least 24 hours in advance. For interviews with head women’s soccer coach Kelly Cagle or any of the athletes, please contact Rachel Perreault at the Virginia Tech Athletics Communications Office – (540) 231-2228. Coach Cagle is usually available for interviews during morning office hours Monday through Thursday. Interviews with players will be available according to class and practice schedules. At no time will an athlete’s telephone number be released to the media. Members of the media are asked not to contact an athlete at home or on their cell phone.

Directions to Blacksburg

From the north or east, take Interstate 81 south to exit 118B, following US 460 west to Blacksburg. From the south, take Interstate 81 north to exit 118B, following US 460 west to Blacksburg. From West Virginia, take Interstate 77 south (West Virginia Turnpike) to exit 9. Exit and turn left onto 460 east. Follow 460 east to Blacksburg. Once in Blacksburg, use the 460 bypass around the downtown area. Follow 460 to the traffic light at Southgate Drive (Va. 314). Turn into campus, and proceed one-half mile on Southgate Drive. Turn left onto Spring Road at the traffic light, just before the football stadium. The Virginia Tech Soccer Stadium is on the left, just across the parking lot from Lane Stadium and the Jamerson Athletic Center.

ATHLETICS COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTORY

Post-Game Interviews

Main Phone...................................... (540) 231-6726 Women’s Soccer Contact Rachel Perreault’s Phone.................. (540) 231-2228 Athletics Communications Fax............. (540) 231-6984 Virginia Tech Soccer Pressbox.............. (540) 231-9123

Game Results

Mailing Address: 460 Jamerson Athletic Center Blacksburg, VA 24061

Coach Cagle and players will be available for interviews after home contests on the field at the Virginia Tech Soccer Stadium. Please make all requests for interviews to Perreault in the press box.

Box scores will be available immediately following the conclusion of the game and will also be available at hokiesports.com. A short AP-style story will be faxed to all major media outlets in Virginia and also will be made available online. Team and individual statistics will be updated and available shortly after each game as well.

Live Stats and Broadcasts

Fans and media can keep up with the Hokies via the Internet with live stats. At all home games, and selected away contests, play-by-play, as well as up-to-date box scores and stats, are available by clicking on the live stats link on Tech’s homepages. Once again this year, audio broadcasts can be found on hokietv.com. Veteran play-by-play man Jerry Massey will call most home games, providing fans with another option to keep up with the team.

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Website www.highpointpanthers.com

2009 Women’s Soccer

By the Way … What Is a Hokie? The answer leads all the way back to 1896 when Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College changed its name to Virginia Polytechnic Institute. With the change came the necessity for writing a new cheer and a contest was Tech’s held by the student body. Senior O.M. Stull won first lovable prize for his “Hokie” yell which still is used today. mascot – Later, when asked if “Hokie” had any special meaning, The HokieBird Stull explained the word was solely the product of his imagination and was used only as an attention-getter for his yell. It soon became a nickname for all Tech teams and for those people loyal to Tech athletics.


Jennifer Harvey

Brittany Popko


2009 SCHEDULE Sun, Aug. 23 High Point Villanova Tournament Fri, Aug. 28 at Villanova Sun, Aug. 30 vs. Lehigh UNC Greensboro Tournament Fri, Sep. 4 vs. Virginia Commonwealth Sun, Sep. 6 vs. Stanford Hilton Garden Hokie Invitational Fri, Sep. 11 UNC Greensboro Sun, Sep. 13 College of Charleston Sun, Sep. 20 Davidson

Kristi Sieber

Megan Strawther

Thu, Sep. 24 Sun, Sep. 27 Wed, Sep. 30 Sun, Oct. 4 Sun, Oct. 11 Wed, Oct. 14 Sun, Oct. 18 Thu, Oct. 22 Sun, Oct. 25 Fri, Oct. 30 Sun, Nov. 1

Clemson * at NC State * at Virginia * North Carolina * at Maryland * Longwood Boston College * at Wake Forest * at Duke * Miami * Florida State *

Kylie Stankovics


2009 Virginia Tech Women's Soccer Media Guide