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2009 Women’s Soccer Schedule

August 21 at Loyola-Chicago 4-0 (W) 23 Northwestern 3-2 (W) 28 Toledo 0-0 (T) 2 OT 30 at Missouri 1-0 (W) Sept. 4 at Iowa State 1-3 (L) 6 at Drake 0-0 (T) 2 OT 11 Butler 4 p.m. 13 at Wisconsin 1 p.m. 18 at Notre Dame* 6:30 p.m. 20 llinois State 1 p.m. 25 at Louisville* 1 p.m. 27 Cincinnati* 6 p.m. October 2 at Pittsburgh* 6 p.m. 4 at West V irginia* 11 a.m. 9 at Seton Hall* 6 p.m. 11 at Rutgers* Noon 16 Providence* 3 p.m. 18 Connecticut* 1 p.m. 23 Georgetown * 3 p.m. 25 Villanova* (alumnae/senior day) Noon BIG EAST Championship October 29- First Round November 1- Quarterfinals November 6- Semifinals November 8- Final All home matches are played at Wish Field All times are Central Standard


Dear Alumnae/Women’s Soccer Fans, We are really excited about our upcoming women’s soccer season. Our pre-season training began on August 5th. Our girls’ first training was a midnight cooper test (12 minute run). It was a fun way to start off our season and our girls really stepped up this year by coming in more prepared and fit than they have ever been. This has already allowed us to really get to work and prepare for what will be an exciting non-conference schedule facing many great teams in the Midwest region. Look for returners Dominique Locascio and Michelle Scandora to really lead our team in the center of the field. Newcomers Chelsea Grant, Kelly Blumberg and Claire Hanold are all making an impact in our trainings on a daily basis. Although I mentioned a few names, our success will really be a full team effort and everyone on and off the field will be contributing in some way. We have some exciting home matches this year and hope that you will come out and support our team. We hope to put ourselves in a position to have a really successful run in BIG EAST play. Thanks and Go Blue Demons.


No. Name

Pos. Ht.

Yr. Hometown (HS - Previous)

0 Claire Hanold 0 1 Kelsey Hoinkes 2 Renee Ruminski 3 Casey Mercurio 4 Tara Strickland 5 Lauren Pagone 6 Chelsea Grant 7 Taylor Nieling 8 Molly Borchardt 9 Arianna Foster 10 Janina Locascio 11 Alyssa Wray 12 Kayla Rahon 13 Morgan Celaya 14 Callie Hemming 15 Kelly Semko 16 Michelle Scandora 17 Dominique Locascio 18 Shannon Williams 19 Kelly Blumberg 20 Laura Stoeklin 21 Tessa Fegen 22 Jenna Fagerman 23 Michelle Lind 25 Erika Janota 26 Susie O’Connor 28 Beth Perry

GK 5-8 GK 5-9 F 5-3 F 5-7 M 5-6 F 5-4 D 5-8 M 5-3 M/D 5-7 F 5-9 D 5-7 F 5-7 M 5-8 F 5-8 M 5-8 M 5-4 M 5-11 D 5-7 F 5-7 F 5-4 D 5-6 D 5-8 F 5-10 D 5-11 D 5-5 F 5-3 D 5-5

Fr. A urora, Ill (Waubonsie Valley) Jr. O swego, Ill. (Oswego)) Fr. S t. Charles, Ill. (St. Charles North) So. C incinnati, Ohio (St. Ursula Academy) Jr. Libertyville, Ill. (Libertyville) Jr. P ark Ridge, Ill. (Maine South) Fr. M undelein, Ill. (Mundelein) So. Wheaton, Ill. (Wheaton Warrenville South) Sr. A urora, Ill. (Waubonsie Valley) So. Barrington, Ill. (Fremd) Jr. H offman Estates, Ill. (Fremd) So. W innetka, Ill. (New Trier) So. S an Diego, Calif. (Torrey Pines) So. S an Jose, Calif. (Valley Christian) Jr. G eneva, Ill. (Geneva) Sr. S pringfield, Va. (Paul VI) So. W infield, Ill. (Wheaton North) Sr. H offman Estates, Ill. (Fremd) Sr. B ellwood, Ill. (Proviso West) Fr. N aperville, Ill. (Naperville Central) Fr. S t. Charles, Ill. (St. Charles North) Jr. W aukee, Iowa (Waukee) Jr. G rand Rapids, Mich. (East Kentwood) So. R ockford, Ill. (Boylan Catholic/Indiana) Fr. N ewark, N.J. (Rosary (Ill.)) So. A ntioch, Ill. (Antioch Community) So. A melia, Ohio (Mount Notre Dame)

Head Coach: Erin Chastain Assistant Coach: Michelle O’Brien Graduate Assistant: Tina Estrada


Erin Chastain, Head Coach •

Third year as Head Women’s Soccer Coach

Four year starter at the University of Minnesota

First team All-Big Ten honoree, 1996

Three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection from 1994-96

Michelle O’Brien, Assistant Coach •

Newest member of the staff (hired Feb. 16, 2009)

Member of Ireland’s National Team since 2003

Played collegiately at Florida International University

Two-time Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year

Tina Estrada, Graduate Assistant •

Joined the women’s soccer program in 2008

Played for Erin Chastain at Santa Clara University

Led the Broncos to four NCAA Tournament appearances

Named a Parade All-American in 2002 and 2003


The Professionals... Julianne Sitch (’06) and Erin Walter (’06) continued their soccer careers after DePaul and are now competing in the Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) league. Erin plays for the St. Louis Athletica and is making history, having competed in its inaugural regular season. Her team enters the playoffs at the No. 2 spot, behind the Los Angeles Sol. Julianne plays for Sky Blue FC (New Jersey) and her team enters the playoffs ranked fourth. On the field Julianne has done a great job establishing herself and has started more than half of the regular season games. Good luck to Erin and Julianne as they compete for the WPS championship! In addition to our alumnae success on the field, men’s soccer alum Jack Cummins is part of the ownership group for the WPS’s Chicago Red Stars.


News to Note... A special congratulations to Stefanie (Foley) Hull (‘08) and Courtney (Hannel) Hand (‘04). Stefanie played four years of women’s soccer, and was married at St. Vincent dePaul church on June 27, 2009 to Jon Hull. Three of her bridesmaids were DePaul soccer alumnae. Stefanie’s maid of honor was fellow class of ‘08 teammate Jenny Dyer; and the other two were Krysten Gibson (‘08) and Jennifer Lee (‘07). Courtney (‘04) said ‘I DO’ on July 4, 2009. She married Reis Hand at Cathedral of St. Peter in Rockford, Illinois. One of Courtney’s bridesmaids was Kate (Bogdonas) Cavanaugh, soccer alum (‘03).


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