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Quick Facts Major Media Outlets / Phone Directory RMU Athletics Head Coach John Kowalski Assistant Coach Stephanie Kuhn Athletic Trainer Jason Daley 2007 Outlook 2007 Roster Elizabeth Moss • Jessica Onufer Katie Kirkpatrick Heather Niznik • Taryn Reichard; Caitlin Dilal Brenda Sasu • Emily Schock Jessica Weary Kelly Hilderbrand • Daneen Stevenato Caitlyn Lizik Chelsea Miazgowicz • Katie Castner Newcomers 2006 Final Statistics 2006 Northeast Conference Wrap-Up Record Book RMU vs. All Opponents Year-by-Year Results This is Robert Morris University President Gregory G. Dell’Omo, Ph.D. Athletic Director Craig Coleman, M.D. Athletic Administration / Head Coaches

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Credits: The 2007 Robert Morris University women’s soccer media guide is a product of the RMU Sports Information Office. The guide was written and edited by Ken Baker with special assistance from Jim Duzyk and Jen Roupe. Design and typography by Juris Silenieks of JR Graphics. Photographs by Jason Cohn, Dave Miller, Connie Karaffa and Ken Baker. The guide was printed by Navigator Printing, Pittsburgh, Pa. It is the policy of Robert Morris University to provide equal opportunity in all educational programs and activities, admission of students and conditions of employment for all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, disability, national origin and sexual preference.

2007 Colonial Women’s Soccer

Location: Moon Township, PA 15108 Founded: 1921 Enrollment: 5,000 Affiliation: NCAA Division I Conference: Northeast (NEC) Colors: Blue, White and Red Nickname: Colonials President: Gregory G. Dell’Omo, Ph.D Athletic Director: Craig Coleman, M.D. Associate Athletic Director: Marty Galosi Assistant Athletic Director / SWA: Addie Muti Assistant Athletic Director: Meghan Sweeney Assistant Athletic Director: Sean Simmons Faculty Representative: Scott Branvold, Ed.D. Athletic Department Phone: (412) 262-8295

SPORTS INFORMATION Sports Information Director: Jim Duzyk Office Phone: (412) 262-8314 Office Fax: (412) 262-8557 E-mail: duzyk@rmu.edu Assistant Sports Information Director: Ken Baker Office Phone: (412) 262-8587 E-mail: baker@rmu.edu Sports Information Graduate Assistant: Jeff McCafferty Office Phone: (412) 262-8694 E-mail: sidga01@rmu.edu Sports Information Graduate Assistant: Erik Kaminski Office Phone: (412) 262-8541 E-mail: sidga02@rmu.edu Women’s Soccer Contact: Ken Baker Internet Address: www.rmucolonials.com SID Mailing Address: Joe Walton Stadium 6001 University Blvd., Moon Township, PA 15108

COACHING INFORMATION Head Coach: John Kowalski Alma Mater: New Haven ’73 Record at RMU: 27-80-6 (six seasons) Career Record: 27-80-6 (six seasons) Student Assistant Coach: Stephanie Kuhn Women’s Soccer Office Phone: (412) 262-8631 Best Time to Reach: Weekdays; 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

TEAM INFORMATION/HISTORY 2006 Overall Record: 6-13-0 2005 NEC Record / Finish: 2-7-0 / T-8th First Season of Women’s Soccer: 1992 All-Time Women’s Soccer Record: 55-201-8 NCAA Tournament Appearances: 0 Home Field: North Athletic Complex (1,000) Letterwinners Returning / Lost: 14 / 11 Starters Returning / Lost: 8 / 3 Key Returnees: Name (Yr., Pos.)

GP-GS

G

A Pts.

Daneen Stevenato (So., F) Kathryn Kirkpatrick (Sr., M) Chelsea Miazgowicz (So., M) Jessica Weary (Jr., D) Kelly Hilderbrand (So., D)

19-16 19-18 18-13 18-16 19-10

3 1 1 1 0

3 1 0 0 2

Goalkeepers

9 3 2 2 2

GP-GS W-L-T GAA Sv.% Sho

Jessica Onufer (Sr., G) 18-18 6-12-0 1.5 1.54 .803

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Major Media Outlets NORTHEAST CONFERENCE Brenda Weare, Commissioner Ron Ratner, Associate Commissioner 200 Cottontail Lane Vantage Court North Somerset, NJ 08873 (732) 469-0440 • Fax: (732) 469-0774 www.northeastconference.org WIRE SERVICES Associated Press Alan Robinson, Sports Editor Ken Wunderley Westinghouse Building Pittsburgh, PA 15222 (412) 281-3747 • Fax: (412) 281-1869 www.ap.org PRINT Beaver County Times (a.m.) Ed Rose, Sports Editor John Perrotto, Eric Hall, Chuck Curti, Mike Bires 400 Fair Avenue Beaver, PA 15008 (724) 775-3200 • Fax: (724) 728-0190 www.timesonline.com Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (a.m.) Jerry Micco, Sports Editor Phil Axelrod, Paul Meyer 34 Blvd. of the Allies Pittsburgh, PA 15222 (412) 263-1621 • Fax: (412) 263-1926 www.post-gazette.com Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (a.m.) Kevin Smith, Sports Editor Dave Mackall, John Grupp 503 Martindale Street, 3rd Floor Pittsburgh, PA 15212 (412) 321-6460 • Fax: (412) 320-7964 www.pittsburghlive.com Pittsburgh Sports Report (weekly) Ellis Cannon, Publisher Tony DeFazio, Editor RIDC Riverplace 3 South Linden Street Duquesne, PA 15110-1151 (800) 945-7767 • Fax: (412) 244-9558 www.pghsports.com TELEVISION Fox Sports Net Pittsburgh Roger Lenhart, Producer 2 Allegheny Center, Suite 1000 Pittsburgh, PA 15212 (412) 322-9500 • Fax: (412) 323-9740 www.foxsports.com

Jim Duzyk

Sports Information Director

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Ken Baker

Assistant Sports Information Director

KDKA (CBS-Channel 2) Mike Vukovcan, Sports Producer One Gateway Center Pittsburgh, PA 15222 (412) 575-2200 • Fax: (412) 575-2871 www.kdka.com WPXI (NBC-Channel 11) John Fedko, Sports Director 11 Television Hill Pittsburgh, PA 15214 (412) 237-1212 • Fax: (412) 237-4900 www.wpxi.com WTAE (ABC-Channel 4) Jon Burton, Sports Producer 400 Ardmore Blvd. Pittsburgh, PA 15221 (412) 242-4300 • Fax: (412) 244-4628 www.thepittsburghchannel.com RADIO KDKA (AM-1020) Jeff Hathhorn, Sports Director One Gateway Center Pittsburgh, PA 15222 (412) 575-2547 • Fax: (412) 575-2874 www.kdkaradio.com Metro Networks Scott Stiller, Adam Guskey 7 Parkway Center, Suite 750 Pittsburgh, PA 15220 (412) 808-1050 • Fax: (412) 808-1049 WBGG-AM (FOX Sports Radio 970) Bob McLaughlin, Program Director 200 Fleet Street, 4th Floor Pittsburgh, PA 15220 (412) 937-1441 • Fax: (412) 937-0323 www.970theburgh.com WEAE (AM 1250-ESPN) Mark Madden, Guy Junker Eddy Crow, Ken Laird 400 Ardmore Blvd. Pittsburgh, PA 15221 (412) 731-1250 • Fax: (412) 244-4596 www.espnradio1250.com WPIT (AM 730) Kenny Woods, Operations Mgr. 7 Parkway Center, Suite 625 Pittsburgh, PA 15220 (412) 937-1500 • Fax: (412) 937-1576 www.wpitam.com

Erik Kaminski

Sports Information Graduate Assistant

Jeff McCafferty

Telephone Directory All Phone numbers are area code 412 unless noted General .........................................................................................................

262-8200

Athletic Administration Craig Coleman, M.D. (Director of Athletics) .............................. Marty Galosi (Associate Athletic Director) ................................. Addie Muti (Asst. Athletic Director/SWA) . ................................. Meghan Sweeney (Asst. Athletic Director) ............................... Sean Simmons (Asst. Athletic Director) ...................................... Margot Turner (Athletic Secretary) ................................................. Linda Young (Athletic Secretary) ..................................................... Maurice Wharton (Ticket Director) ................................................ Jim Duzyk (Sports Information Director) ................................... Ken Baker (Asst. Sports Information Director) . ....................... Jeff McCafferty (Graduate Asst. SID) . ............................................ Erik Kaminski (Graduate Asst. SID) ..................................................

262-8302 397-4865 262-8615 262-8431 262-8630 262-8295 262-8588 262-8449 262-8314 262-8587 262-8694 262-8541

Athletic Head Coaches Sal Buscaglia (Women’s Basketball) ............................................... Craig Coleman (Softball) ...................................................................... Bear Davis (Men’s Lacrosse) ................................................................ Bill Denniston (Men’s Soccer) ............................................................ Nate Handrahan (Women’s Ice Hockey) . ................................... John Kowalski (Women’s Soccer) ................................................... Jeff Layman (Men’s and Women’s Tennis) .................................. Midge McPhail (Women’s Rowing) ............................................... Olivia Netzler (Field Hockey) .............................................................. Katy Phillips (Women’s Lacrosse) .................................................... Mike Rice (Men’s Basketball) .............................................................. Derek Schooley (Men’s Ice Hockey) . ............................................. Michael Smith (Cross Country / Track & Field) ........................ Jerry Stone (Men’s and Women’s Golf ) . ...................................... Rob Thomas (Volleyball) ....................................................................... Joe Walton (Football) ..............................................................................

262-8419 262-8302 397-3890 262-8446 397-4478 262-8631 262-8633 397-4479 262-8640 397-3889 262-8297 397-4477 262-8513 262-8633 262-8603 262-8576

Mailing Address: Joe Walton Stadium 6001 University Blvd. • Moon Township, Pa. 15108 Phone: (412) 262-8587 • Fax: (412) 262-8557

Sports Information Graduate Assistant

Robert Morris University


RMU Athletics Robert Morris University Athletics stands for success. Since 1990, the Colonials have claimed 23 Northeast Conference regular-season championships and 25 league tournament titles among 23 sports, including eight regular-season titles in volleyball, five regular-season championships in football, five NEC Tournament titles in softball and three NEC Tournament championships in men’s soccer.   The 2006-07 athletic season could arguably go down as one of the greatest in RMU’s Division I history, as a number of team and individual accomplishments highlight the year. The Colonial women’s basketball team completed one of the greatest turnarounds in Division I history by claiming its third NEC Tournament championship with a 68-66 victory over Sacred Heart. The win garnered the program its first-ever NCAA Tournament bid, where the Colonials fell to N.C. State in Raleigh, N.C. The turnaround came just three years after finishing with just three wins during the 2003-04 campaign.   The Robert Morris men’s ice hockey team pulled off the biggest upset in school history by garnering a 4-2 victory at Notre Dame, which entered the game ranked No. 2 in the country. The men’s basketball team, meanwhile, got off to its best start in school history with a 4-0 mark en route to its second straight winning season.   Individually, senior Stephanie Kuhn of the RMU women’s outdoor track and field team qualified for the NCAA Championships in the javelin. Kuhn, the only studentathlete to qualify for the NCAA Championships in track and field, turned the trick twice in her four years on the team, also accomplishing the feat as a freshman. Off the field, a total of six student-athletes were named to their respective ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District II Teams, while senior Ray Gensler of the football team was named an Academic All-American for the second straight year, the first student-athlete in school history to earn Academic All-America honors twice.   The 2006-07 athletics campaign followed a 2005-06 season in which the men’s soccer team added to its illustrious history by downing No. 1 seed Monmouth, 3-2 in overtime, to claim its third NEC Tournament title and first since 1994. The Robert Morris softball squad, under the guidance of director of athletics Craig Coleman, also captured its fourth regular-season championship, tying Long Island for the top spot with a 17-3 league record.   During the 2004-05 athletics campaign, the Colonial softball squad captured its third NEC regular-season title with a 17-3 league record, then swept through the NEC Tournament for its fifth tournament title and first appearance in the NCAA Tournament in school history.   The success RMU athletics has had in recent years followed the seasons before it, as the Colonial football team finished its 2000 season a perfect 10-0, the first perfect campaign for any sport at Robert Morris. In the process, the team won its second straight NCAA I-AA MidMajor National Championship according to Don Hansen’s National Football Weekly Gazette. The program celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2003 and moved into its own oncampus football stadium, named Joe Walton Stadium in honor of the program’s only head coach, in 2005.   The women’s crew team claimed two straight national

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championships in the varsity four classification at the prestigious Dad Vail Regatta in Philadelphia, Pa., in 2000 and 2001.   The trend of success by Colonial athletics in the new millennium should come as no surprise. Five teams achieved national rankings during the 1990s, with the 1994 women’s softball team reaching No. 23, the 1994 men’s soccer team peaking at No. 16, the 1996 football squad finishing second in the NCAA I-AA non-scholarship ranks, the 1997 football team placing third and the 1999 football team placing first.   Robert Morris has sent 15 teams to NCAA Tournaments since 1982. Men’s basketball and volleyball have made an NEC record five appearances, with men’s basketball qualifying in 1982, 1983, 1989, 1990 and 1992 and volleyball in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003. The Colonial men’s soccer team has also appeared in the NCAA Tournament three times (1993, 1994 and 2005).   Robert Morris University has also had several athletes continue their athletic career in professional sports. The late Tim Hall (1996) was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the sixth round of the 1996 NFL Draft as a running back. Then, in 2001, former offensive lineman Hank Fraley (1999) became the starting center for the Philadelphia Eagles after being signed to the practice squad during the 2000 season. He currently is the starting center for the Cleveland Browns.   Men’s soccer player Musa Shannon (1997) was drafted by the Tampa Bay Mutiny of Major League Soccer as the 28th overall pick in the 1997 MLS College Draft. Five other former Colonial men’s soccer players have played professionally, as Steve Bell (1997) and Doug Petras (1994) saw action with the Pittsburgh Riverhounds, while Rhian Dodds (2003) plays for the Kilmarnock Football Club of the Scottish Premier League. Said Ali (2004) and Jamie Dodds (2004) signed with the Pittsburgh Riverhounds of the USL Pro Soccer League and the Toronto Lynx of the A-League, respectively, in 2004. Following Ali and Jamie Dodds in 2005 was Joe Di Buono (2005), who was drafted by the Vancouver Whitecaps of the USL and the Cleveland Force of the MISL.   Athletes are not the only ties that RMU athletics has to the professional ranks. Head football coach Joe Walton came to the Colonials after 35 years of National Football League experience, including seven years as the head coach of the New York Jets. Alongside Walton is another former NFL coach in Dan Radakovich, who spent 18 years as an NFL assistant and is currently RMU’s assistant head coach. Joining the football coaching staff in the summer of 2003 was John Banaszak, who became the third member of the staff with a background in the NFL. Banaszak, the former head coach at Washington & Jefferson College, was a member of Pittsburgh Steelers when the team won Super Bowls X, XIII and XIV.   Former Colonial men’s soccer head coach John Kowalski also worked as the head coach for the Pittsburgh Spirit of the Major Indoor Soccer League, the Tampa Bay Mutiny of the MLS and the Pittsburgh Riverhounds of the A-League. He has come full circle, as he is now head coach of the Colonial women’s team, a program that began in 1992.

RMU’S REGULAR-SEASON CHAMPIONSHIPS SINCE 1990 Men’s Basketball – 1991, 1992 Football – 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 Men’s Soccer – 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2001 Softball – 1997, 1998, 2005, 2006 Women’s Volleyball – 1992, 1993, 1999, 2000,   2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 RMU’S NEC TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIPS SINCE 1990 Men’s Basketball – 1991, 1992 Women’s Basketball – 1991, 2007 Men’s Soccer – 1993, 1994, 2005 Men’s Golf – 1995, 1996 Women’s Tennis – 1996 Men’s Indoor Track & Field – 1999, 2000 Men’s Outdoor Track & Field – 2000 Women’s Indoor Track & Field – 1998, 2000 Softball – 1991, 1992, 1994, 1998, 2005 Volleyball – 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 2006-07 Robert Morris University All-Conference Honors Kevin Argauer (Men’s Track & Field) Kara Blakeley (Women’s Lacrosse) Allan Brown (Men’s Soccer) Matt Brunck (Football) Aaron Clarke (Men’s Ice Hockey)* Doug Conley (Men’s Ice Hockey)# Jill Dorsch (Softball) Mary Kate Egan (Women’s Lacrosse) Ray Gensler (Football) Josh Ghaly (Men’s Track & Field) Alaina Gibson (Volleyball) Colyn Haugh (Football) Mario Hines (Football) Brittany Humphress (Women’s Track & Field) Emily Ingle (Women’s Cross Country) A.J. Jackson (Men’s Basketball) James Kazil (Football) Stephanie Kuhn (Women’s Track & Field) Tony Lee (Men’s Basketball) Brianne McLaughlin (Women’s Ice Hockey)* Kristen Miles (Women’s Ice Hockey)*# Sugiery Monsac (Women’s Basketball) Chinata Nesbit (Women’s Basketball) Mike Niklos (Football) Brooke Panepinto (Softball) Jason Pelletier (Men’s Soccer) Jacek Przednowek (Men’s Soccer) Christina Roadman (Women’s Track & Field) Jeff Rommes (Football) Heather Rossi (Women’s Ice Hockey)* Janette Schneider (Volleyball) Nasim Siddeeq (Men’s Track & Field) John Steilner (Football) Phillips Thompson (Men’s Cross Country /   Track & Field) Anthony Trunzo (Men’s Track & Field) Chad Wengert (Football) Jeff Witmyer (Men’s Track & Field) Emily Wolthuis (Volleyball) Ryan Zabinski (Men’s Soccer) Note: All honors from the Northeast Conference unless noted * College Hockey America (CHA) honors # Easton Three-Star Honor from CHA

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John Kowalski Head Coach

John Kowalski enters his seventh year as head coach of the Robert Morris University women’s soccer team, and it is safe to say that Kowalski has come full circle. Within the local, national and international soccer communities, Kowalski has been just about everywhere and done just about everything: indoor team coach and player, college head coach at the NCAA Division I and II levels, U.S. National Team interim head coach, and Major League Soccer and A-League head coach.   Still, there was one coaching job Kowalski had not encountered until the 2001 collegiate season coaching women. With five years under his belt, his goal is as simple as it was when he served as head coach of the Colonial men’s squad from 1989-96: win the Northeast Conference and make a trip to the NCAA Tournament.   Prior to his second coaching job at Robert Morris, Kowalski was the head coach of the Pittsburgh Riverhounds, where he compiled a 26-26-4 record in two seasons as the first head coach in franchise history. In 1999, Kowalski led the Riverhounds to a second-round playoff appearance and the A-League “Franchise of the Year” award. From 1997-98, Kowalski coached the Tampa Bay Mutiny of Major League Soccer, leading the team to the playoffs in 1997.   In his first stint as head coach of RMU, Kowalski guided the men’s soccer team from 1989-96, helping the Colonials become the first squad

Kowalski Year-by-Year at RMU After a successful stint as men’s soccer coach at Robert Morris, Kowalksi coached in the pro ranks before returning to RMU to serve as the head coach of the women’s team. A look at his accomplishments as a head coach at Robert Morris:

other than men’s basketball to qualify for the NCAA Tournament in 1993-94. During his tenure, Robert Morris was ranked as high as No. 16 nationally (1995), and Kowalski earned NEC Coach of the Year honors in 1992 and 1995.   While serving as head coach of the men’s soccer team, Kowalski spent 10 years (1986-96) as head coach of the U.S. National Indoor men’s team, bringing home a second-place medal in the 1992 FIFA World Championships. He also coached the U.S. Under-20 team in 1993-94 and

Men’s Head Coach:

served as interim head coach of the U.S. National Team in 1991. Between 1979-85, Kowalski coached in the Major Indoor Soccer League, spending two seasons with the Cincinnati Kids, two with the Hartford Hellions and four years with the Pittsburgh Spirit, compiling a 106-82 record.   Kowalski is a 1973 graduate of the University of New Haven, where he was a four-year letterwinner for the men’s soccer team and earned an undergraduate degree in commercial art and advertising. Kowalski began his coaching career in 1973 as an assistant coach at New Haven while playing professionally for the New Britain Falcons of the Connecticut Soccer League. He helped guide New Haven to five NCAA Division II NCAA Tournaments. Kowalski also played professionally in the Major Indoor Soccer League for both the Kids (1978-79) and the Spirit (1979-80).   On September 28th of this 2004, Kowalski was inducted into the New England Soccer Hall of Fame, which will be his third such honor. In January of 2002, Kowalski was inducted into the Connecticut Hall of Fame and in October 2002 he was inducted into the RMU Athletic Hall of Fame for his accomplishments as head coach of the Colonial men’s soccer team.   Kowalski, wife Pat and daughter Kaylene currently reside in Sewickley, Pa.

Women’s Head Coach:

Year

Record

Pct.

NEC Finish

Year

Record

Pct.

NEC Finish

1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 Total

5-14-0 9-11-1 8-8-3 11-8-2 14-7-1 15-7-1 14-4-0 12-7-1 88-66-9

.263 .429 .421 .524 .636 .652 .778 .600 .540

Eighth Sixth Third First Fourth * First #* First First

2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 Total

6-12-0 6-13-1 2-16-1 4-13-2 3-13-2 6-13-0 27-80-6

.333 .325 .132 .263 .222 .316 .265

Seventh T-Sixth 10th T-Ninth Ninth T-Eighth

* NCAA Tournament # Served as Acting Head Coach

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Robert Morris University


Stephanie Kuhn

Jason Daley Athletic Trainer

Student Assistant Coach

Stephanie Kuhn enters her first season as a student assistant coach on the Robert Morris University women’s soccer team. A 2007 graduate of the Colonials program, Kuhn’s four years playing experience under Coach Kowalski’s guidance will allow her to quickly become a useful resource for the team.   Kuhn started 43 times and is first in career games played with 74. As a senior, she tied for the team lead with three goals and finished with six points. During her career, Kuhn found the net eight times, 11th all-time in school history. She also had three assists, finishing just outside the top-10 in scoring with 19 career points.   A two-sport athlete at Robert Morris, Kuhn twice qualified for the NCAA Track & Field Championships in the javelin. As a senior, she finished 14th in the nation with a heave of 149’00”. She holds the school record with a mark of 165’11”. Kuhn also went to the ECAC Championships and the NCAA East Regionals all four years.

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Jason Daley is entering his second season as a member of the Robert Morris University athletic training staff. Daley provides comprehensive coverage for the Colonials women’s soccer, indoor track and field and softball squads.   Prior to joining the staff at Robert Morris, Daley worked for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, covering athletics at Sto-Rox High School in nearby McKees Rocks, Pa. He was the only athletic trainer for the Vikings program handling all of the sport offerings.   His first position was as a graduate assistant athletic trainer at Crooksville High School in Crooksville, Ohio, while working toward his graduate degree.   Daley earned his Bachelor of Science in athletic training from Waynesburg College in 2005. Following that, he earned a graduate athletic training education degree from Ohio University in 2006.   As an undergraduate at Wayneseburg, Daley served as a student athletic trainer. He assisted the Yellow Jackets athletic training staff while working with the football, women’s soccer, women’s tennis, men’s basketball and softball teams. Daley also served as the athletic trainer for the club hockey program at Washington & Jefferson University in Washington, Pa.   Daley is a member of the National Athletic Trainer’s Association and the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers Society.

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2007 Outlook The 2007 Robert Morris University women’s soccer team will take on a new look from the past four seasons. Gone are eleven letterwinners from last season, including a group of five seniors who had been the nucleus of the team for the last four years.   In their place is an eager group that looks to put their own mark on the Colonials program. In addition to four seniors, all of whom have been starters, is a recruiting class that seventh-year head coach John Kowalski calls his best yet.   Included among the newcomers are a pair regional all-Americans in Christy Baldesberger and Kathleen Caggiano. Both are local products and both have played on championship squads. Baldesberger won four section titles and a WPIAL championship at South Park. Caggiano won a state championship, a WPIAL title and two section crowns with Moon.   It is yet to be seen how the blend of returnees and newcomers wild meld, but with eight starters coming back and an in-surge of talent, expectations are high.   The Colonials will have to find some offense after losing five of their top eight scorers. However, sophomore Daneen Stevenato, the team’s leading scorer a season ago, does return at forward. Stevenato tallied three goals and three assists last season, team highs in both

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categories, for a total of nine points. Joining her on the attack will be sophomore Kelly Hilderbrand along with Caggiano. Hilderbrand, who switched between forward and defense last season, had two assists while playing in every game. Freshman Jessica Stubbs, an all-section player from nearby Avonworth, will likely earn playing time up top as well.   The midfield is packed with available talent. Senior Kathryn Kirkpatrick returns to her outside midfield slot and will likely be joined by junior Brenda Sasu at the other outside position. Stevenato may move from forward to the central midfield making room for Caggiano in the lineup. Kirkpatrick finished last season with a goal and an assist and

Chelsea Miazgowicz

Sasu was the team’s leading scorer in 2005 before being moved to defense last season.   Sophomore Chelsea Miazgowicz will like take one of the central midfield roles with senior Ashley Balics, sophomore Katie Castner and freshmen Jaimie Morra, Jennifer Tobar and Lauren Hess vying for time as well.   Defensively, senior Taryn Reichard and junior Jessica Weary will anchor the central back positions. Reichard has been a fouryear starter while Weary took over a starting role last season. Senior Heather Niznik is a lock-down defender on the outside while junior Emily Schock can play both defense and midfield. Baldesberger will likely push for playing time and a starting role as will Hess.   The Colonials are set in goal with a pair of solid seniors returning between the posts. Jessica Onufer and Elizabeth Moss have split time throughout their first three seasons in goal together. Both are among RMU’s all-time leaders in save percentage, goals against average and shutouts. Onufer saw the majority of time last season, putting together a 1.54 goals against average and a .803 save percentage, both single season records. Moss is second all-time in career goals against average (2.14) and shutouts (4.5).

Robert Morris University


2007 Roster No.

Player

Yr.

Ht.

Pos.

Hometown / High School (College)

00 Caitlin Dilal *..................................... 0 Elizabeth Moss ***........................ 1 Jessica Onufer ***......................... 2 Kathleen Caggiano...................... 3 Brenda Sasu **................................. 4 Emily Schock **............................... 5 Kathryn Kirkpatrick ***............. 6 Kelly Hilderbrand *...................... 7 Daneen Stevenato *.................... 8 Jessica Stubbs ................................ 10 Katie Castner *................................. 11 Christy Baldesberger................. 13 Chelsea Miazgowicz *................ 14 Heather Niznik ***........................ 15 Caitlyn Lizik *.................................... 16 Jennifer Tobar ................................ 18 Jaimie Morra ................................... 20 Lauren Hess ..................................... 22 Taryn Reichard ***........................

Jr. Sr. Sr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Sr. So. So.

5-7 5-7 5-8 5-2 5-3 5-7 5-9 5-3 5-5

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

Rochester, N.Y. / Our Lady of Mercy Claysville, Pa. / McGuffey Butler, Pa. /Butler Moon Township, Pa. / Moon Gaithersburg, Md. / Quince Orchard Latrobe, Pa. / Greater Latrobe Johnstown, Pa. / Westmont Hilltop Fennelton, Pa. / Butler North York, Ontario / Newtonbrook

Fr. So. Fr. So. Sr. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. Sr.

5-4 5-8 5-8 5-7 5-4 5-5 5-2 5-4 5-8 5-4

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

Sewickley, Pa. / Avonworth Catasauaua, Pa. / Catasuqua South Park, Pa. / South Park Crescent, Pa. / Moon Fonthill, Ont. / E.L Crossley West Mifflin, Pa. / West Mifflin Bradenton, Fla. / Lakewood Ranch Pittsburgh, Pa. / North Hills Bridgeville, Pa. / South Fayette Harrisburg, Pa. / Central Dauphin

23 Ashley Balics ................................... 27 Jessica Weary*.................................

Sr. Jr.

5-4 5-7

M D

Toronto, Ontario / Mary Ward Catholic Enola, Pa. / East Pennsboro

* Denotes letters earned

Head Coach: John Kowalski (sixth season at RMU; New Haven ‘73)   |  Student Assistant Coach: Stephanie Kuhn

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2007 RMU Returnees

0  Elizabeth Moss GK / 5-7 / Jr. • Claysville, Pa. / McGuffey

Senior sits near the top of several RMU record categories … Is second all-time with a 2.14 goals against average, second in shutouts (4.5) and third in save percentage (.743) … Major is management … Born Feb. 3, 1986. 2006: Played in four games, earning the start once … Posted a 0-1 record and earned half a shutout … Had a goals against average of 4.62 … Made 12 saves while allowing seven goals. 2005: Played in 10 games, earning the starting nod six times Year GP 2004.......................... 11 2005.......................... 10 2006.......................... 4 Totals ................ 35

… Finished with a 1-2-2 record … Had a shutout with six saves in a 0-0 tie against Mount St. Mary’s (10/2) … Posted a 2.28 goals against average and a .696 save percentage …. Made a season-high nine saves against Monmouth (9/30). 2004: Set single-season records for goals against average (1.65) and save percentage (.802) … Started seven games, posting a 2-4-2 record … Finished with two shutouts, second most for a single season … Made 65 saves and allowed just 16 goals.

GS Minutes GA 7 874:37 16 6 669:40 17 1 136:16 7 14 1680:33 40

SV 65 39 12 156

W L 2 4 1 2 0 1 3 7

T 2 2 0 4

1  Jessica Onufer GK / 5-8 / Sr. • Butler, Pa. / Butler

Talented senior sits at or near the top of several RMU record categories … Has the highest career save percentage at .785 and lowest goals against average in a career at 1.82 … Her 10 wins are second most and her 3.5 shutouts are third most … Major is nursing … Born Sept. 19, 1986. 2006: Set school records for goals against average (1.54) and save percentage (.803) … Played and started in 18 games, going 6-12-0 … Ranked 35th in the nation with 6.11 saves per game … Posted 110 saves while allowing just 27 goals … Posted shutouts with eight saves against Howard (9/22) and one save against Cleveland State (9/26) … Made a season-high Year GP 2004.......................... 9 2005.......................... 14 2006.......................... 18 Totals ................ 41

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12 saves against Fairleigh Dickinson (10/27). 2005: Saw action in 14 games, earning the starting nod a team-high ten times … Allowed 24 goals for a 2.20 goals against average … Had a .767 save percentage while making 79 saves … Posted a 2-10-0 record while recording one shutout … Made five saves to shutout Canisius, 1-0 (9/2). 2004: Set single-season record for fewest goals allowed (13) … Led the goalkeepers with eight starts and appeared in nine games … Her .776 save percentage was the fifth-best mark in school history … 1.95 goals against average was third best in school history … Finished with a 2-6-0 mark while turning away 45 shots.

GS Minutes GA 8 600:55 13 10 981:50 24 18 1580:03 27 28 3162:48 64

SV 45 79 110 234

W L 2 6 2 10 6 12 10 28

T 0 0 0 0

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2007 RMU Returnees

5  Kathryn Kirkpatrick MF / 5-9 / Sr. • Johnstown, Pa. / Westmont Hilltop Solid outside midfielder has been a mainstay in the Colonials midfield for three seasons … Endurance and versatility make her an asset on both sides of the field … Major is communications … Born August 26, 1985. 2006: Finished the year with three points on a goal and an assist … Played in every game and started all but one contest … Scored her only goal of the year in a 3-2 win over Niagara (9/15) … Had an assist in a 2-1 win against Central Connecticut State (10/1) … Took 18 shots. 2005: Started in 15 of the 17 games in which she played … Tied for third on the squad with eight points … Was second on the team with four assists while adding two goals … Scored against Youngstown State (8/28) in

the team’s season opener … Had two assists in a 3-2 win over Sacred Heart (10/14). 2004: One of two players to start all 19 games … Finished fifth on the team with five points … Recorded her first career goal against Radford (9/5) … Her goal against Howard (9/29) was the difference in a 2-1 win … Picked up her only assist against Duquesne (9/22). Year GP 2004.......................... 19 2005.......................... 17 2006.......................... 19 Totals ................ 55

GS 19 15 18 52

G 2 2 1 5

A 1 4 1 6

Pts 5 8 3 16

14  Heather Niznik D / 5-4 / Sr. • Fonthill, Ontario / E.L. Crossley

Earned a starting spot on the back line after recovering from two injury-plagued seasons … Solid outside back who brings toughness to the defensive corps … Major is communications … Born Nov. 11, 1986. 2006: Defensive anchor started in 18 games … Played in all 19 games … Registered a one shot against Youngstown State (8/25). 2005: Returned to the field after missing all of 2004 … Came in off the bench in 15 games … Missed part of the

preseason. 2004: Did not play after a season-ending injury in the preseason. Year GP 2004.......................... 0 2005.......................... 15 2006.......................... 19 Totals ................ 34

GS 0 0 18 18

G 0 0 0 0

A 0 0 0 0

Pts 0 0 0 0

22  Taryn Reichard D/M / 5-4 / Sr. • Harrisburg, Pa. / Central Dauphin Talented defensive midfielder stepped into a starting role as a rookie … Will be leaned on this season to provide leadership on the field … Major is nursing … Born July 25, 1986. 2006: One of just three team members to start in all 19 games … Took her only shot of the season against Quinnipiac (9/29) … Was issued yellow cards against Youngstown State (8/25) and Cleveland State (9/26). 2005: Midfielder picked up 17 starts in 18 games played … Scored her first career goal in a 3-2 win against Sacred Heart (10/14) … Registered 13 shots. 2004:

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Defensive-minded midfielder saw action in 18 games … Made 17 starts … Finished the year with two shots. Year GP 2004.......................... 18 2005.......................... 18 2006.......................... 19 Totals ................ 55

GS 17 17 19 53

G 0 1 0 1

A 0 0 0 0

Pts 0 2 0 2

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2007 RMU Returnees

00  Caitlin Dilal

GK / 5-7 / Jr. • Rochester, N.Y. / Our Lady of Mercy 2006: Did not see action. Pre-RMU: Started 18 games at Clarion, posting a 2-15-1 record and one shutout … Had a 2.52 goals against average and a .725 save percentage … Named

the Golden Eagles team MVP … Three-sport letterwinner was a member of the track and field team and bowling squad in addition to soccer at Our Lady of Mercy.

3  Brenda Sasu

D / 5-3 / Jr. • Gaithersburg, Md. / Quince Orchard Was transitioned to defense after an impressive freshman campaign … Quickness makes her an asset along the backline … Major is nursing … Born Sept. 27, 1987.

earning two starts … Finished the year fifth on the squad with six points … Had two goals and two assists … Had the gamewinning goal at Canisius (9/2) … Took seven shots.

2006: Played in all 19 games … Earned the starting nod in 15 of those games … Finished with two shots as a defender. 2005: Made a splash by earning NEC Rookie of the Week in first week of season … Had a goal and an assist in her college debut against Youngstown State (8/28) … Played in 16 games,

Year GP 2005.......................... 16 2006.......................... 19 Totals ................ 35

GS 2 15 17

G 2 0 2

A 2 0 2

Pts 6 0 6

Year GP 2005.......................... 14 2006.......................... 17 Totals ................ 31

GS 1 2 3

G 0 0 0

A 0 1 1

Pts 0 1 1

4  Emily Schock MF / 5-7 / Jr. • Latrobe, Pa. / Greater Latrobe

Gritty midfielder gives instant energy off the bench … Major is nursing … Born March 3, 1987. 2006: Played in 17 games … Started against Villanova (9/3) and Ohio (9/5) … Picked up her only assist of the year against American (9/24/) … Was issued one yellow card … Took four shots, two of which were on goal. 2005: Played in 14 games as a freshman … Had one start … Registered five shots.

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2007 RMU Returnees

27  Jessica Weary D / 5-7 / Jr. • Enola, Pa. / East Pennsboro

2006: Earned a starting spot in 16 games and played 18 games overall … Scored one goal and had two points … Scored a goal in her first collegiate game, a 3-1 win against Youngstown State (8/25) … Recorded three shots on the year, two in the Youngstown State game. Pre-RMU: Was a four-year letterwinner at East Pennsboro … Played the sweeper position … Named a first team all-star all four seasons … Earned team

MVP honors as a sophomore and junior … Earned a position on the Patriot News Big 11 Team. Year GP 2006.......................... 18

GS 16

G 1

A 1

Pts 2

6  Kelly Hilderbrand F/D / 5-3 / So. • Fenelton, Pa. / Butler

2006: Versatile player started in 10 games … Played in all 19 games … Finished the year second on team with two assists … Picked up assists against Niagara (9/15) and Cleveland State (9/26) … Took 11 shots. Pre-RMU: Earned all-section accolades in 2004 and 2005 … Was named Butler’s all-around MVP in 2005 … Named the team’s offensive MVP in 2004 … Helped

team to a 23-2-1 mark and second-place state finish in 2003 … Older sister, Nicole, played soccer at Robert Morris from 2001-04. Year GP 2006.......................... 19

GS 10

G 0

A 2

Pts 2

7  Daneen Stevenato F / 5-5 / So. • North York, Ontario / Newtonbrook 2006: Led the team in scoring as a freshman with nine points … Tied for the team lead with three goals … Also had a teambest three assists … Played in all 19 games and started 16 … Her ten shots on goal lead the squad as well … Picked up a goal and two assists in her first collegiate action against Youngstown (8/25) … Scored single goals against Bucknell (9/17) and Central Connecticut State (10/1) … Tallied an assist in a win at Howard (9/22) … Took 30 shots. Pre-RMU: Team’s leading scorer all-four years … Led Newtonbrook to North Toronto championships in 2004 and 2005 and undefeated

records in 2004, 2005 and 2006 … Led her indoor league in scoring in 2005-06 … Three-sport letterwinner also took part in cross country and volleyball … Won North Toronto championships in volleyball three times … Top-40 finisher in Ontario Federation Secondary School Athletics cross country meet all four years. Year GP 2006.......................... 19

GS 16

G 3

A 3

Pts 9

15  Caitlyn Lizik

D / 5-5 / So. • West Mifflin, Pa. / West Mifflin 2006: Played in five games … Saw her first collegiate action against Niagara (9/15). Pre-RMU: Was named the West Mifflin Athlete of the Year … Team MVP as a senior in 2005 … Also awarded the team’s leadership award as a senior … Two-sport letterwinner also competed in the pole vault for the track and

2007 Colonial Women’s Soccer

field team … Both of her parents and her brother attended Robert Morris. Year GP 2006.......................... 5

GS 0

G 0

A 0

Pts 0

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2007 RMU Returnees

13  Chelsea Miazgowicz MF / 5-7 / So. • Moon Township, Pa. / Moon

2006: Played in 18 of 19 games … Started in 13 games … Picked up one goal and two points … Had the game-winning score – on a penalty kick – in a 2-1 win against Central Connecticut State (10/1) … Recorded two shots against Bucknell (9/17) and Long Island (10/20). Pre-RMU: Collected 49 goals and 52 assists and is fifth all-time at Moon in goals and points … Third all-time in assists … Was an all-WPIAL selection in 2005 … Four-year letterwinner helped Moon to a 73-15-7

record during her career … 2004 squad went 22-2-2 while winning the WPIAL AAA title … Advanced to the state championship game in 2004 … Was named the team MVP that season … In 2002, was named the freshman of the year. Year GP 2006.......................... 18

GS 13

G 1

A 0

Pts 2

10  Katie Castner MF / 5-8 / So. • Catasauqua, Pa. / Catasauqua 2006: Played in 18 games … Earned starts against Pennsylvania (10/11) and Long Island (10/20) … Took three shots … Was issued two yellow cards. Pre-RMU: Was an allstate and first-team all-league selection in 2006 … Named the MVP of the 25th Annual Lions All-Star Soccer Classic … Had 51 goals and 20 assists in her career … Led team to the league

Katie Castner

12

Daneen Stevenato

championship in 2006 and runner-up honors in 2004 and 2005 … Three-sport letterwinner also played volleyball and basketball. Year GP 2006.......................... 18

Brenda Sasu

GS 2

G 0

A 0

Pts 0

Chelsea Miazgowicz

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2007 RMU Newcomers

23  Ashley Balics

10  Christy Baldesberger

At RMU: Three-year letterwinner on the field hockey team … Member of the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division I National Academic Squad … Scored one goal while starting in 32 games over three seasons. Pre-RMU: Led Mary Ward to league championship and the Ontario Provincial Championship game as a junior … Participated in the Ontario Cup Finals for under-19 and under16 club competition … Earned the High School Athletic Award of Excellence … Three-year team captain at Mary Ward Catholic … Participated in the Ontario Summer Games with her Under 17 Toronto team. Personal: Daughter of Frank Balics and Wendy Clee … Born Dec. 30, 1980 … Major is accounting.

Pre-RMU: Three-sport letterwinner at South Park also participated in track and basketball … Earned regional all-American status as a senior … Named the South Park Athlete of the Year … Pittsburgh Post-Gazette named her the South Player of the Year … Was named to the all-section team three times … Was a two-time AllWPIAL selection … Led the Eagles to a WPIAL title in 2006 and section tiles in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006 … Born Sept. 1, 1988.

8  Jessica Stubbs

16  Jennifer Tobar

Pre-RMU: Led Avonworth in goals and assists in 2003, 2005 and 2006 … Scored 15 goals and had 15 assists as a senior … Had 31 goals and 36 assists in her threeyear varsity career … Named the ASA player of the year in 2006 … Two-year team captain … Member of the National Honor Society … Born Sept. 10, 1989.

Pre-RMU: Three-sport letterwinner at Lakewood Ranch … Was a member of the basketball, track and field and cross country teams … Played travel soccer … Won a gold medal with the United States Soccer Academy in a tournament that took place in Denkmark and Sweden.

MF / 5-4 / Sr. • Toronto, Ontario / Mary Ward Catholic

F / 5-4 / Fr. • Sewickley, Pa. / Avonworth

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D / 5-8 / Fr. • South Park, Pa. / South Park

F/M / 5-2 / Fr. • Bradenton, Fla. / Lakewood Ranch

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2007 RMU Newcomers

18  Jaimie Morra

2  Kathleen Caggiano

Pre-RMU: Two-sport athlete was also a member of the track team at North Hills … Center midfielder started four seasons … Was named North Hills rookie of the year in 2004 … Made the honor roll all four years on the varsity squad … Born May 12, 1989.

Pre-RMU: Was a regional all-American as a senior … Also earned a spot on the allsection, all-WPIAL and all-state teams as a senior … Named to the all-section squad in 2005 as well … Earned team most valuable player honors as a junior and a senior … Tallied 57 goals and 40 assists for 154 points in three-year varsity career … Held guide team to a state title in 2004 … 2006 state runners-up … Earned section titles in 2004 and 2006 … Born Aug. 30, 1989.

M/F / 5-4 / Fr. • Pittsburgh, Pa. / North Hills

M/F / 5-4 / Fr. • Moon Township, Pa. / Moon

20  Lauren Hess

D/M / 5-7 / Fr. • Bridgeville, Pa. / South Fayette Pre-RMU: Three-sport letterwinner played basketball and softball in addition to soccer … Helped guide South Fayette to a section championship … Team went 17-3-1 overall and were undefeated, 10-0, in section play.

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2006 Final Statistics

# Name

7 2 16 10 5 23 13 17 25 6 12 4 15 18 3 22 14 24 19 9 8 1 0

GP-GS

Daneen Stevenato ............ Stephanie Kuhn .................. Hilary Nellis ............................ Christina Pilato .................... Kathryn Kirkpatrick ......... Christina Nicholson ......... Chelsea Miazgowicz ........ Jessica DeSantis ................. Jessica Weary ........................ Kelly Hilderbrand .............. Danielle Pasquarelli ........ Emily Schock ......................... Scarlett Bretz ........................ Katie Castner . ....................... Brenda Sasu ........................... Taryn Reichard . ................... Heather Niznik . ................... Kate Melanaphy ................. Jennifer Ritter ...................... Caitlyn Lizik . .......................... Brittany Jones ...................... Jessica Onufer ...................... Elizabeth Moss .................... Total ................................. Opponents . .....................

A

Pts

Sh

Shot%

SOG

SOG%

YC-RC

GW PK-ATT

19-16 3 3 19-12 3 1 19-19 3 0 19-19 2 1 19-18 1 1 17-5 1 1 18-13 1 0 11-3 1 0 18-16 1 0 19-10 0 2 16-2 0 1 17-2 0 1 13-0 0 0 18-2 0 0 19-15 0 0 19-19 0 0 19-18 0 0 4-0 0 0 1-0 0 0 5-0 0 0 6-0 0 0 18-18 0 0 6-1 0 0 19 16 11 19 34 32

G

9 7 6 5 3 3 2 2 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 43 100

30 19 23 38 18 9 13 4 3 11 8 4 5 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 192 302

.100 .158 .130 .053 .056 .111 .077 .250 .333 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .083 .113

10 5 5 7 8 2 4 1 0 4 2 2 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 56 111

.333 .263 .217 .184 .444 .222 .308 .250 .000 .364 .250 .500 .800 .333 .500 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .292 .368

0-0 2-0 2-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 2-0 0-0 2-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 11-0 9-0

1 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 13

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

Heather Niznik GOALS BY PERIOD

CORNER KICKS

SHOTS BY PERIOD

## Name

GP-GS

Minutes

1 Jessica Onufer...................... 18-18 0 Elizabeth Moss.................... 4-1 Total................................ 19 Opponents...................... 19

1580:03 136:16 1716:19 1716:19

|- GOAL AVG -| GA Avg 27 7 34 16

1.54 4.62 1.78 0.84

|--- SAVES ---| Saves Pct 110 12 122 95

.803 .632 .782 .856

|------ RECORD ------| W L T Sho 6 0 6 12

Team saves: 0

12 1 13 5

0 0 0 0

1.5 0.5 2 11

5 17 26 38

1 1

16 34

0 4

0 1

56 86

1st 2nd OT OT2 Total

Robert Morris . ......................... 75 113 Opponents................................. 155 140 FOULS

0 1

1st 2nd OT OT2 Total

Robert Morris............................ 30 Opponents................................. 43

3 5

1 2

192 302

1st 2nd OT OT2 Total

Robert Morris............................ 101 100 Opponents................................. 93 92 SAVES BY PERIOD

1st 2nd OT OT2 Total

Robert Morris . ......................... 10 Opponents................................. 15

3 1

1 0

205 186

1st 2nd OT OT2 Total

Robert Morris............................ 60 Opponents................................. 36 ATTENDANCE SUMMARY

60 58

2 1

RMU

0 0

122 95

OPP

Total................................................. 1307 1333 Dates / Average....................... 8 / 163 10/133 Neutral Site # / Avg................ 1 / 71

Game-by-Game Results

Kathryn Kirkpatrick 2007 Colonial Women’s Soccer

DATE 8/25/06 9/1/06 9/3/06 9/5/06 9/15/06 9/17/06 9/22/06 9/24/06 9/26/06 9/29/06 10/1/06 10/8/06 10/11/06 10/13/06 10/15/06 10/20/06 10/22/06 10/27/06 10/29/06

OPPONENT W/L/T YOUNGSTOWN STATE................. W vs. Colgate.......................................... L @ Villanova......................................... L @ Ohio.................................................. L NIAGARA............................................. W @ Bucknell.......................................... L @ Howard........................................... W @ American....................................... L CLEVELAND STATE......................... W QUINNIPIAC *................................... L CENTRAL CONN. STATE *........... W SAINT FRANCIS (Pa.) *.................. L @ Pennsylvania................................ L @ Monmouth *................................ L @ Mount St. Mary’s *.................... L LONG ISLAND *............................... L WAGNER *........................................... W @ Fairleigh Dickinson *............... L @ Sacred Heart *............................. L

SCORE 3-1 0-2 0-5 0-1 3-2 2OT 1-4 2-0 1-2 2-0 0-1 2-1 0-1 2OT 0-6 0-1 0-3 0-1 OT 2-1 0-1 0-1

SHOTS (RMU-OPP) 14-15 9-22 6-26 8-12 13-19 9-19 22-9 8-26 17-10 5-7 14-19 11-7 1-16 5-21 14-13 8-12 11-11 8-24 9-14

GOALIE OF RECORD Onufer (6) Onufer (8) Onufer (10) Onufer (5) Onufer (6) Onufer (7) Onufer (8) Onufer (7) Onufer (1) Onufer (2) Onufer (5) Onufer (4) Moss (5) Onufer (11) Onufer (6) Onufer (6) Onufer (4) Onufer (12) Onufer (2)

GOAL SCORERS Weary, Stevenato, Pilato — — — Kirkpatrick, Nellis, Kuhn Stevenato Pilato, Nellis Kuhn Kuhn, DeSantis — Stevenato, Miazgowicz — — — — — Nicholson, Nellis — —

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2006 Northeast Conference Statistics Final Standings School

NEC

Pts.

Overall

Pct.

Streak

Home

Away

Neutral

1. Long Island *................................ 8-1

24

13-8-1

.614

L1

9-1-1

4-5

0-2

2. Monmouth *................................ 7-1-1

22

14-4-2

.750

L1

8-0

5-4-2

1-0

3. Central Conn. State *............... 5-2-2

17

8-9-2

.474

L1

3-4-1

5-4-1

0-1

4. Sacred Heart *............................. 5-3-1

16

6-13-1

.325

L1

4-2

2-10-1

0-1

5. Saint Francis (Pa)........................ 4-3-2

14

8-8-2

.500

W1

3-2-2

5-5

0-1

6. Quinnipiac..................................... 3-4-2

11

9-7-2

.556

L2

5-4-1

4-3-1

0-0

7. Fairleigh Dickinson................... 3-6

9

4-12-1

.265

L1

4-3-1

0-9

0-0

8. Robert Morris..................... 2-7

6

6-13

.316

L2

5-3

1-9

0-1

Mount St. Mary’s........................ 2-7

6

4-15

.211

L4

3-5

1-10

0-0

Wagner............................................ 2-7

6

2-16

.111

L1

2-6

0-10

0-0

Jessica Onufer * Clinched NEC Tournament Berth Scoring

School

1. Andrea Lopez 2. Jessica McCavanagh Amy Hoyer 4. Susan Donovan Aly Hanson

Monmouth .............................. Central Conn. State . ........... Monmouth .............................. Quinnipiac . .............................. Long Island ..............................

GP

G

A

Pts.

13 7 7 8 9

10 6 6 3 1

36 20 20 19 19

GP

20 18 20 16 22

Goals

School

1 Andrea Lopez 2 Aly Hanson 3 Susan Donovan 4 Jessica McCavanagh Amy Hoyer

Monmouth ................................................ Long Island ................................................ Quinnipiac . ................................................ Central Conn. State . ............................. Monmouth ................................................

20 18 17 21 8

GA

Minutes GAA

16 18 18 22 10

1782:55 1639:22 1500:14 1787:34 730:36

0.81 0.99 1.08 1.11 1.23

Svs.

S/G

No.

GPG

Saves

School

13 9 8 7 7

0.65 0.41 0.50 0.39 0.35

1. Kyla Clark 2. Anna Lebo 3. Ashley Mocarski 4. Jessica Onufer 5. Stephanie Kansky

Fairleigh Dickinson ............................... Mount St. Mary’s . ................................... Sacred Heart ............................................. Robert Morris .............................. Long Island ................................................

GP

No.

APG

Save Percentage

School

GP

Svs.

GA

Sv.%

11 10 6 6 5

0.50 0.50 0.33 0.30 0.25

1. Erin Herd 2. Melanie Stockman 3. Jessica Onufer 4. Katie Buffa 5. Stephanie Kansky

Central Conn. State........... Saint Francis (Pa.)................ Robert Morris............... Monmouth............................. Long Island.............................

8 18 18 20 21

50 76 110 63 84

10 18 27 16 22

.833 .809 .803 .797 .792

Assists

School

Long Island ................................................ Monmouth ................................................ Central Conn. State . ............................. Monmouth ................................................ Sacred Heart .............................................

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GP

Monmouth ........................... Saint Francis (Pa.) . ............. Quinnipiac . ........................... Long Island ........................... Central Conn. State . ........

20 22 16 18 20

1. Christine Gans 2. Andrea Lopez 3. Jessica McCavanagh Amy Hoyer 5. Stina Flodin

Taryn Reichard

Goals Against AvG. School

1. Katie Buffa 2. Melanie Stockman 3. Sarah Lusto 4. Stephanie Kansky 5. Erin Herd

22 20 18 20 20

GP

16 19 20 18 21

126 7.88 124 6.53 111 5.55 110 6.11 84 4.00

Emily Schock Robert Morris University


2006 NEC Players of the Week 8/28/06 9/5/06 9/11/06 9/18/06 9/25/06 10/2/06 10/9/06 10/16/06 10/23/06 10/30/06

Christina Pilato Andrea Lopez Susan Donovan Kate Lissfelt Amy Hoyer Kate Ahern Andrea Lopez Andrea Lopez Jessica McCavanagh Ashley Mocarski

Robert Morris Monmouth Quinnipiac Quinnipiac Monmouth Quinnipiac Monmouth Monmouth Central Conn. State Sacred Heart

2006 NEC Rookies of the Week

Kelly Hilderbrand

8/28/06 9/5/06 9/11/06 9/18/06 9/25/06 10/2/06 10/9/06 10/16/06 10/23/06 10/30/06

Andrea Lopez Andrea Lopez Susan Donovan Tasia Davis Andrea Lopez Andrea Lopez Andrea Lopez Andrea Lopez Rachel Caneen Aly Hanson

Monmouth Monmouth Quinnipiac Long Island Monmouth Monmouth Monmouth Monmouth Central Conn. State Long Island

Katie Castner

2006 Award Winners Player of the Year • Andrea Lopez – Monmouth Defensive Player of the Year • Brittani Heller – Monmouth Rookie of the Year • Andrea Lopez – Monmouth Coach of the Year • Krissy Turner – Monmouth

2006 NEC First Team All-Conference Name

School

Aly Hanson .............................. Andrea Lopez ........................ Jessica McCavanagh ......... Allison Andreano . ............... Lisa Burbige ............................ Ciara Crinion . ......................... Amy Hoyer .............................. Ashley O’Connor ................. Brittani Heller ......................... Jen Hirsch ................................ Anna Lebo ...............................

Long Island Monmouth Central Conn. State Long Island Sacred Heart Central Conn. State Monmouth Long Island Monmouth Quinnipiac Mount St. Mary’s

Pos.

Ht. Yr.

Hometown / High School

F F F MF MF MF MF D D D GK

5-5 5-5 5-6 5-7 5-4 5-4 5-4 5-5 5-9 5-3 5-7

New Milford, N.J. / New Milford Oakhurst, N.J. / Ocean Township Massapequa, N.Y. / Massapequa Denville, N.J. / Morris Knolls Babylon, N.Y. / Babylon Dublin, Ireland / Holy Family Chesterfield, N.J. / Northern Burlington Venetia, Pa. / Peter’s Township Newton, N.J. / Newton Schwenksville, Pa. / Perkiomen Valley Walkersville, Md. / Walkersville

Pos.

Ht. Yr.

Hometown / High School

F F F MF MF MF MF D D D GK

5-4 5-5 5-8 5-5 5-8 5-7 5-6 5-6 5-6 5-8 5-7

West Orange, N.J. / West Orange Cork, Ireland / Colaiste Choilm Lancaster, Pa. / Hempfield Portland, Maine / Portland Leominster, Mass. / Uxbridge Manheim, Pa. / Manheim Central Woodstock, Conn. / Woodstock Academy Southbridge, Mass. / Southbridge Quebec, Canada / John Abbott College Smithfield, R.I. / Lasalle Academy East Meadow, N.Y. / East Meadow

Fr. Fr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Fr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Jr.

2006 All-NEC Second Team Name

School

Illiana Blackshear ................. Susan Donovan .................... Ashlie Knowles ..................... Britney Dupee ....................... Karise Hilt ................................. Kirsten Hoffsmith ................ Leisl Lissfelt ............................. Catie Blake ............................... Jessica Davies ........................ Alyssa Long ............................. Katie Buffa ...............................

Monmouth Quinnipiac Saint Francis (Pa.) Sacred Heart Central Conn. State Saint Francis (Pa.) Quinnipiac Long Island Central Conn. State Sacred Heart Monmouth

2007 Colonial Women’s Soccer

2006 NEC Championships Hosted by Long Island University Brooklyn, N.Y. November 3, 5

Semifinals So. Fr Sr. So. Fr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Fr. Jr. So.

Friday, November 3 #1 Long Island 2 #4 Sacred Heart 0 #2 Monmouth 2 #3 Central Connecticut State 1

Championship Sunday, November 5 #1 Long Island 2 #2 Monmouth 0

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School Records

Angela Story

Hillary Nellis

Lindsey Pagano

Sommer Klarr

Individual Single-Season Goals

No. Year

1. Katie Dugan............................ 14 2. Katie Dugan............................ 12 3. Kelly Haggard......................... 10 4. Jody Schuchert..................... 9 5. Katie Dugan............................ 8 Misha Gebhart....................... 8

2002 2001 1995 1998 1999 1998

Assists

No. Year

1. Angela Story........................... 2. Angela Story........................... Katie Dugan............................ 3. Dawn Schilling...................... Misha Gebhart.......................

8 7 7 6 6

2002 2005 2001 1998 1998

Goalkeeping Wins

Shutouts No. Year

1. Shana Berardi..................... 2. Jessica Onufer............ Dawn Black.......................... 4. Shana Berardi..................... Shana Berardi..................... Sommer Klarr

Save Pct.

7 6 6 5 5

Jessica Onufer

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2000 2006 1999 2001 2002

Pct. Year

1. Jessica Onufer............ .803 2. Elizabeth Moss........... .802 3. Cherie Brusky..................... .797 4. Chantae Hendrix.............. .785 Shana Berardi..................... .785 Goals Allowed *

Points

2006 2004 1996 1992 2001

No. Year

1. Jessica Onufer............ 2. Elizabeth Moss........... 3. Elizabeth Moss........... 4. Jessica Onufer............ 5. Dawn Black..........................

13 16 17 24 25

2004 2004 2005 2005 1999

No. Year

1. Katie Dugan .......................... 2. Katie Dugan............................ 3. Kelly Haggard......................... 4. Jody Schuchert..................... Misha Gebhart.......................

33 31 23 21 21

No. Year

1. Shana Berardi..................... 5.5 2. Elizabeth Moss........... 2 Cherie Brusky..................... 2 Sarah Bianchi...................... 2 Shana Berardi..................... 2 Saves

2000 2004 1996 1999 2003

No. Year

1. Dayna DiCesare................ 2. Dayna DiCesare................ 3. Chantae Hendrix.............. 4. Sommer Klarr..................... 5. Shana Berardi..................... Goals Against Avg. *

2002 2001 1995 1998 1998

323 302 241 217 134

1993 1994 1992 1995 2002

Avg. Year

1. Jessica Onufer............ 1.54 2. Elizabeth Moss........... 1.65 3. Dawn Black.......................... 1.93 4. Jessica Onufer............ 1.95 5. Shana Berardi..................... 2.05

2006 2004 1999 2004 2001

* minimum 500 minutes played Note: Players bold are still active

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Team Single-Season

Wins No.

Year

8 ...................  1999 7 ...................  2000 6 . .............. 2006 6 ......................2001 6 ......................2002

Home Wins No.

Year

5 . .............. 2006 5 ......................1999 5 ......................2002 4 ......................1998 4 ......................2000 4 ......................2004

Points No.

Year

97 ......................2002 96 ......................1998 86 ......................2001 70 ......................2000 62 ......................1999 Goals No.

Year

36 ......................1998 34 ......................2002 30 ......................2001 27 ......................2000 24 ......................1999 Assists No.

Year

29 ......................2002 26 ......................2001 24 ......................1998 18 ......................2000 16 ......................1995 16 ......................2004

Goalkeeping Shutouts No.

Year

5.5 ......................2000 4 ......................2004 3 ......................1999 2 ......................1996 2 ......................1998 2 ......................2002 2 ......................2003 2 ......................2005 2 ......................2006 Goals Allowed No.

Year

30 ......................1999 34 . .............. 2006 34 ......................2001 41 ......................2000 42 ......................2005 Saves No.

Year

3 43 ......................1993 302 ......................1994 280 ......................1992 240 ......................1996 Save Pct. Pct.

Year

. 788 .......................2001 .783 .......................1999 .782 .......................2006 .767 .......................2004 .755 .......................1992 Goals Against Avg. No.

Year

1 .64 .......................1999 1.78 .......................2006 1.88 .......................2001 2.22 .......................2004 2.26 .......................2005

2007 Colonial Women’s Soccer

Career Records Individual Games

1. 3. 4. 7. 9. 10.

36 23 15 12 12 10 10 9 9 9

1999-02 1994-97 1997-00 2003-06 1995-96 1999-02 1999-02 2002-05 1998-01 1998

2002-05 1999-02 1999-02 1999-02 2003-06 2003-06 1998-01

No. Years

Katie Dugan .......................... Jennifer Miller . ..................... Angela Story ......................... Katie Kirsten .......................... Hilary Nellis ............................ Kelly Haggard ....................... Dawn Schilling .................... Lindsey Pagano ................... Amy Williams ........................ Amanda Rambo .................

Note: Players bold are still active

2003-06 2003-06 2002-05 2001-04 1997-00 1998-01 2003-06 2002-05 1999-02 2003-06 1997-00

No. Years

Angela Story ......................... 20 Katie Dugan .......................... 13 Amanda Rambo ................. 12 Amy Volker ............................. 8 Hilary Nellis ............................ 7 Christina Pilato . ................... 7 Dawn Schilling .................... 7

Points

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 10.

74 74 73 72 72 72 71 71 70 69 69

Games

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Goals Allowed *

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

No. Years

Shana Berardi ....................... Sommer Klarr . ...................... Jessica Onufer .............. Dayna DiCesare ................... Dawn Black ............................

73 50 41 36 29

2000-03 1995-98 20041993-96 1997-99

No. Years

Elizabeth Moss . ................... Dawn Black ............................ Jessica Onufer .............. Shana Berardi ....................... Sommer Klarr . ......................

40 61 64 157 198

20041997-99 20042000-03 1995-98

No. Years

Katie Dugan .......................... Jennifer Miller . ..................... Katie Kirsten .......................... Hilary Nellis ............................ Kelly Haggard ....................... Amy Williams ........................ Lindsey Pagano ................... Angela Story ......................... Dawn Schilling .................... Jody Schuchert ...................

Assists

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

No. Years

Stephanie Kuhn .................. Hilary Nellis ............................ Le Anna Hultquist .............. Nicole Hilderbrand ........... Katie Kirsten .......................... Dawn Schilling .................... Christina Nicholson .......... Angela Story ......................... Amy Williams ........................ Christina Pilato . ................... Laura Stearns ........................

Goals

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

Goalkeeping

85 51 38 35 31 27 25 25 25 22

1999-02 1994-97 2002-05 1997-00 2003-06 1995-96 1998-01 1999-02 1999-02 1999-02

Saves

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Dayna DiCesare.................... 657 Sommer Klarr......................... 493 Shana Berardi......................... 477 Chantae Hendrix.................. 241 Jessica Onufer............... 234

Save Pct.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

1993-96 1995-98 2000-03 1992 2004-

Pct. Years

Jessica Onufer............... .785 Shana Berardi......................... .752 Elizabeth Moss...................... .743 Dawn Black.............................. .723 Sommer Klarr......................... .721

Goals Against Avg. *

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

No. Years

20042000-03 20041997-99 1995-98

Avg. Years

Jessica Onufer............... 1.82 Elizabeth Moss.............. 2.14 Shana Berardi......................... 2.30 Dawn Black.............................. 2.82 Sommer Klarr......................... 4.48

200420042000-03 1997-99 1995-98

* Minimum 1000 minutes

Shutouts

1. 2. 3. 4.

Wins

1. 2. 3.

No. Years

Shana Berardi......................... 9.5 Elizabeth Moss.............. 4.5 Jessica Onufer............... 3.5 Cherie Brusky......................... 2 Sarah Bianchi.......................... 2 Sommer Klarr......................... 2

2000-03 200420041996 1998-99 1995-98

No. Years

Shana Berardi......................... 19 Jessica Onufer............... 10 Dawn Black.............................. 8 Sommer Klarr......................... 8

2000-03 20041997-99 1995-98

Note: Players bold are still active

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Year-By-Year Results 1992 • (0-13) Head Coach: David Smart 9/11 @ Wheeling Jesuit............... 9/16 CALIFORNIA (Pa.)................. 9/26 CARNEGIE MELLON............ 9/29 CHARLESTON......................... 10/1 @ Saint Francis (Pa.)............ 10/4 @ Mt. St. Mary’s.................... 10/10 @ Geneva................................. 10/12 WAYNESBURG........................ 10/14 @ W. Va. Wesleyan............... 10/18 @ Cincinnati............................ 10/21 @ Seton Hill............................. 10/31 ST. BONAVENTURE.............. 11/1 RADFORD.................................

L, 0-8 L, 0-8 L, 0-4 L, 0-7 L, 0-4 L, 0-5 L, 0-9 L, 1-3 L, 0-9 L, 0-8 L, 0-9 L, 0-8 L, 1-9

1 993 • (0-18) Head Coach: Bill Piper 9/5 W. VA. WESLEYAN................. 9/10 CANISIUS.................................. 9/11 NIAGARA................................... 9/12 RADFORD................................. 9/14 @ California (Pa.)................... 9/18 @ Buffalo................................... 9/19 @ St. Bonaventure............... 9/22 @ Carnegie Mellon............. 9/25 GENEVA..................................... 9/29 Saint Francis (Pa.).......... 10/2 MT. ST. MARY’S...................... 10/5 WHEELING JESUIT............... 10/9 CINCINNATI............................. 10/16 @ Charleston.......................... 10/17 BUCKNELL................................ 10/27 SETON HILL............................. 10/30 vs. Monmouth....................... 10/31 @ Mt. St. Mary’s....................

L, 1-7 L, 0-11 L, 0-6 L, 0-10 L, 0-6 L, 1-11 L, 1-11 L, 0-6 L, 1-9 L, 0-6 L, 0-1 L, 0-8 L, 1-11 L, 0-3 L, 1-7 L, 0-3 L, 0-6 L, 0-2

1 994 • (0-16) Head Coach: Elliot Constantine 9/4 BUFFALO................................... 9/10 @ Niagara................................. 9/11 @ Canisius................................ 9/18 DUQUESNE.............................. 9/24 @ Wheeling Jesuit............... 9/26 INDIANA (Pa.)......................... 9/28 CHARLESTON......................... 10/1 @ Mt. St. Mary’s ................... 10/5 @ Georgetown...................... 10/10 ST. BONAVENTURE.............. 10/12 @ Saint Francis (Pa.) .......... 10/20 CALIFORNIA (Pa.)................. 10/26 LIBERTY...................................... 10/29 @ Bucknell............................... 11/5 WAGNER .................................. 11/6 SAINT FRANCIS (Pa.) .........

L, 2-10 L, 0-5 L, 0-9 L, 0-8 L, 0-6 L, 1-6 L, 2-4 # L, 0-10 L, 0-10 L, 0-7 L, 0-9 L, 0-7 L, 1-8 L, 0-9 L, 0-7 L, 0-11

1 995 • (2-13 / 1-4 NEC) Head Coach: Colleen Davis 9/2 @ Duquesne........................... 9/9 MONMOUTH *...................... 9/10 GEORGETOWN...................... 9/16 @ Wright State...................... 9/20 Saint Francis (Pa.) *...... 9/22 WHEELING JESUIT............... 9/24 NIAGARA................................... 9/30 @ Marist *................................. 10/1 @ Wagner *.............................. 10/8 @ Charleston.......................... 10/12 @ Ohio State........................... 10/16 SPALDING................................. 10/22 TEMPLE...................................... 10/29 MT. ST. MARY’S *................... 11/1 @ Lehigh...................................

L, 1-9 L, 0-13 L, 0-4 L, 1-7 W, 2-1 L, 0-12 L, 4-5 L, 0-5 L, 2-4 L, 1-2 L, 0-14 W, 8-0 L, 2-9 L, 0-4 L, 1-6

1996 • (2-16 / 0-6 NEC) ead Coach: Colleen Davis H 9/4 @ Wheeling............................. 9/9 WRIGHT STATE....................... 9/11 @ West Virginia...................... 9/14 @ Cent. Conn. State *........ 9/15 SYRACUSE................................ 9/20 MARIST *................................... 9/22 WAGNER *................................ 9/25 @ Niagara................................. 9/28 @ Mt. St. Mary’s *................. 10/2 @ Saint Francis (Pa.) *........ 10/5 @ Towson State.................... 10/6 @ Georgetown...................... 10/9 DUQUESNE.............................. 10/16 CHARLESTON......................... 10/20 @ Monmouth *..................... 10/24 YOUNGSTOWN STATE....... 11/2 @ Bucknell............................... 11/6 @ Pittsburgh........................... 1997 • (4-13-2 / 1-3-2 NEC) Head Coach: Libbie Tobin 8/29 @ Va. Commonwealth...... 9/3 WASH. & JEFF.......................... 9/9 @ Duquesne........................... 9/13 @ Cent. Conn. State *........ 9/14 @ Wagner *.............................. 9/18 ST. FRANCIS (Pa.) *............... 9/24 @ St. Bonaventure............... 9/27 MT. ST. MARY’S *................... 10/3 @ Charleston.......................... 10/5 @ Transylvania....................... 10/8 @ Kent State........................... 10/10 @ Long Island *..................... 10/14 NIAGARA...................................

L, 0-8 L, 0-9 L, 0-5 L, 0-2 L, 0-6 L, 2-4 L, 0-3 L, 0-3 L, 0-3 L, 0-5 L, 0-8 L, 0-10 L, 0-3 W, 3-0 L, 0-13 W, 3-0 L, 0-5 L, 0-2

L, 0-3 W, 3-2 # L, 0-5 L, 0-7 L, 1-6 W, 1-0 L, 0-5 T, 1-1 W, 3-2 # L, 3-5 L, 1-2 T, 1-1 L, 0-2

10/18 MONMOUTH *...................... 10/19 @ Howard *............................. 10/21 WEST VIRGINIA...................... 10/31 BOWLING GREEN................. 11/2 GEORGETOWN...................... 11/5 @ Youngstown State......... 1998 • (5-11-2 / 3-5 NEC) Head Coach: Libbie Tobin 9/2 DUQUESNE.............................. 9/5 vs. Central Michigan.......... 9/6 @ Bowling Green................. 9/12 @ Temple.................................. 9/16 KENT STATE.............................. 9/19 @ UMBC *................................. 9/25 WAGNER *................................ 9/27 LONG ISLAND *..................... 9/30 HOWARD.................................. 10/2 @ Monmouth *..................... 10/6 @ Niagara................................. 10/10 CHARLESTON......................... 10/16 QUINNIPIAC *......................... 10/18 CENT. CONN. STATE * . ..... 10/22 PITTSBURGH........................... 10/25 YOUNGSTOWN STATE....... 10/28 ST. FRANCIS (Pa.) *............... 10/31 @ Mt. St. Mary’s *................. 1999 • (8-10 / 3-6 NEC) Head Coach: Libbie Tobin 8/28 @ Kent State........................... 9/3 TEMPLE...................................... 9/5 CANISIUS.................................. 9/9 @ Saint Francis (Pa.) *........ 9/12 WESTMINSTER....................... 9/21 @ Howard.................................

L, 1-8 W, 3-2 L, 0-5 L, 1-3 L, 0-2 L, 2-3

L, 1-4 L, 1-2 L, 2-9 L, 1-4 L, 0-1 L, 3-6 L, 2-3 W, 2-1 T, 1-1 L, 0-4 T, 2-2 L, 0-5 L, 0-4 L, 4-5 L, 3-6 W, 5-1 W, 2-0 W, 2-1

L, 2-3 W, 3-1 W, 2-0 W, 3-2 W, 3-2 W, 4-1

Robert Morris vs. All Opponents Akron ..................................................... Alabama A&M .................................. Albany ................................................... American ............................................. Binghamton ...................................... Bowling Green ................................. Bucknell . ................................ Buffalo ................................................... Butler ..................................................... California ............................................. Canisius ................................................ Carnegie Mellon ............................. Central Conn. State . ............. Central Michigan . .......................... Charleston .......................................... Cleveland State ..................... Cincinnati . .......................................... Colgate .................................................

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0-2 0-1 0-1 0-2 1-1 0-2 0-7-1 0-2 0-0-1 0-3 3-2 0-2 1-10 0-1 3-5 1-0 0-2 0-1

Columbia . ........................................... Cornell .................................................. Duquesne ........................................... Fairleigh Dickinson . ............. Geneva ................................................. Georgetown ...................................... Hawaii ................................................... Howard . ............................................... Indiana (Pa.) ....................................... Kent State ........................................... Lehigh ................................................... Liberty ................................................... Long Island ............................ Manhattan . ........................................ Marist ..................................................... Monmouth ............................. Mount St. Mary’s ................... Navy .......................................................

0-1 0-3 3-8 2-5 0-2 0-4 0-1 4-2-1 0-1 0-5 0-1 0-1 2-7-1 1-0 0-2 0-13 4-10-2 0-1

Niagara ................................... Ohio . ....................................... Ohio State ........................................... Pennsylvania ......................... Pittsburgh ........................................... Quinnipiac . ............................ Radford ................................................. Rider ....................................................... Sacred Heart .......................... Seton Hill ............................................. Spalding . ............................................. St. Bonaventure ............................... Saint Francis (Pa.) . ................ St. Johns . ............................................. Syracuse ............................................... Temple .................................................. Towson State .................................... Transylvania .......................................

1-8-1 0-2 0-1 0-1 2-5 2-7 0-4 0-1 3-5 0-2 1-0 0-5 5-9-2 0-1 0-2 1-3 0-2 0-1

UMBC . ................................................... Vermont ............................................... Villanova . ............................... Virginia Commonwealth ........... Wagner ................................... Washington & Jefferson ............. Waynesburg ...................................... West Va. Wesleyan ......................... West Virginia . .................................... Westminster ...................................... Wheeling Jesuit . ............................. Wright State ...................................... Youngstown State ................

1-4 0-1 0-2 0-1 6-7 0-1 0-1 0-2 0-2 1-0 0-5 0-2 8-2-1

Note: Results are from 1992 to present Teams in bold are 2007 opponents

Robert Morris University


9/24 MONMOUTH *...................... 9/28 @ Duquesne........................... 10/1 @ Long Island *..................... 10/3 @ Wagner *.............................. 10/6 NIAGARA................................... 10/10 SACRED HEART *................. 10/13 @ Pittsburgh........................... 10/15 @ Quinnipiac *...................... 10/17 @ Cent. Conn. State * ...... 10/22 UMBC *...................................... 10/24 MT. ST. MARY’S *................... 10/27 @ Youngstown State......... 2000 • (7-11 / 4-6 NEC) Head Coach: Libbie Tobin 8/26 HOWARD.................................. 9/1 BINGHAMTON....................... 9/3 ST. JOHN’S................................ 9/6 DUQUESNE.............................. 9/12 @ Canisius................................ 9/15 LONG ISLAND *..................... 9/17 PITTSBURGH........................... 9/22 @ Monmouth *..................... 9/24 @ Fairleigh Dickinson *.... 9/28 @ Niagara................................. 10/1 WAGNER *................................ 10/8 @ Sacred Heart *.................. 10/11 SAINT FRANCIS (Pa.) *....... 10/13 QUINNIPIAC *......................... 10/15 CENT. CONN. STATE *........ 10/20 @ UMBC *................................. 10/22 @ Mt. St. Mary’s *................. 10/25 YOUNGSTOWN STATE ..... 2001 • (8-10 / 3-6 NEC) Head Coach: John Kowalski 8/31 @ Kent State........................... 9/2 BINGHAMTON....................... 9/8 AKRON....................................... 9/17 FAIR. DICKINSON * ............. 9/21 @ Long Island *..................... 9/23 @ Wagner.................................

L, 0-1 # L, 0-3 L, 1-2 L, 1-2 L, 0-2 W, 1-0 W, 2-1 # L, 0-5 L, 0-2 L, 1-2 W, 1-0 L, 0-1 #

L, 3-4 L, 1-4 L, 0-9 W, 1-0 W, 1-0 L, 2-3 L, 2-3 L, 0-4 W, 4-0 L, 2-6 W, 2-0 W, 2-1 L, 0-1 W, 2-0 L, 0-2 L, 0-3 L, 1-3 W, 4-0

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

9/26 @ Duquesne........................... 9/28 @ Villanova.............................. 9/30 SACRED HEART *................. 10/5 @ Quinnipiac *...................... 10/7 @ Cent. Conn. State *........ 10/12 UMBC *...................................... 10/14 MT. ST. MARY’S *................... 10/21 @ Saint Francis (Pa.) *........ 10/23 @ Youngstown State......... 10/26 @ Pittsburgh........................... 10/28 NIAGARA................................... 11/2 MONMOUTH *...................... 2002 • (6-13-1 / 4-6 NEC) Head Coach: John Kowalski 8/30 @ Akron..................................... 9/1 vs. St. Bonaventure............. 9/5 @ Syracuse............................... 9/6 vs. Temple................................ 9/8 vs. Albany................................. 9/15 YOUNGSTOWN STATE....... 9/18 DUQUESNE ............................ 9/27 @ UMBC *................................. 9/29 @ Mt. St. Mary’s *................. 10/4 @ Fairleigh Dickinson * .. 10/6 @ Bucknell............................... 10/11 LONG ISLAND *..................... 10/13 WAGNER *................................ 10/16 PITTSBURGH........................... 10/18 @ Sacred Heart *.................. 10/20 @ Monmouth . ..................... 10/25 CENT. CONN. STATE *........ 10/27 QUINNIPIAC *......................... 11/2 ST. FRANCIS (Pa.) *............... 11/4 @ Navy....................................... 2003 • (2-16-1 / 0-8-1 NEC) Head Coach: John Kowalski 8/31 @ Youngstown State......... 9/5 BUCKNELL................................ 9/10 @ Duquesne........................... 9/12 vs. Cornell.................................

When We Last Met

Jessica Weary

2007 Colonial Women’s Soccer

W, 4-2 L, 0-3 W, 1-0 L, 1-4 L, 2-3 L, 4-5 W, 5-0 L, 1-2 W, 2-1 L, 1-5 L, 1-2 # L, 0-1

L, 0-1 L, 1-2 L, 2-8 L, 0-2 L, 1-2 W, 8-0 L, 2-3 W, 1-0 # L, 0-1 L, 0-5 T, 3-3 # L, 1-2 W, 3-2 # W, 2-1 L, 0-2 L, 1-4 L, 2-3 W, 3-1 W, 3-1 L, 1-8

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

9/14 9/20 9/21 9/26 9/28 9/30 10/3 10/5 10/10 10/15 10/17 10/19 10/25 10/31 11/2

vs. Rider..................................... @ Cent. Conn. State *........ @ Quinnipiac *...................... SACRED HEART *................. MONMOUTH *...................... KENT STATE.............................. @ Long Island *..................... @ Wagner *.............................. MT. ST. MARY’S *................... @ Pittsburgh........................... FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON*... RADFORD................................. @ Howard................................. @ Ohio....................................... @ Saint Francis (Pa.) *........

L, 1-5 L, 1-4 L, 0-2 L, 0-1 L, 0-2 L, 0-3 L, 0-2 L, 1-0 L, 3-4 # 2 L, 0-4 L, 0-6 L, 0-1 L, 1-5 L, 0-4 T, 0-0 # 2

2004 • (4-13-2 / 2-6-1 NEC) Head Coach: John Kowalski 8/27 YOUNGSTOWN STATE....... 9/3 @ Towson................................. 9/5 @ Radford................................. 9/10 vs. American........................... 9/12 @ Coll. of Charleston......... 9/19 @ Cornell.................................. 9/22 DUQUESNE.............................. 9/24 MANHATTAN.......................... 9/29 HOWARD.................................. 10/3 ST. FRANCIS (Pa.) *............... 10/8 CENT. CONN. STATE *........ 10/10 QUINNIPIAC *......................... 10/12 @ Bucknell............................... 10/15 @ Fairleigh Dickinson *.... 10/17 @ Sacred Heart *.................. 10/24 WAGNER *................................ 10/22 LONG ISLAND *..................... 10/29 @ Monmouth *..................... 10/31 @ Mount St. Mary’s *.........

T, 0-0 # 2 L, 1-5 L, 1-2 # 2 L, 1-4 L, 0-1 # L, 0-2 L, 3-6 W, 1-0 W, 2-1 T, 2-2 # 2 L, 1-2 L, 1-3 L, 0-2 L, 0-2 L, 0-4 W, 1-0 W, 1-0 L, 1-5 L, 1-3

2005 • (3-13-2, 1-7-1 NEC) Head Coach: John Kowalski 8/28 @ Youngstown State......... W, 3-1 9/2 @ Canisius................................ W, 1-0

Team

Result

Alabama ............................................... Pennsylvania ....................................... St. Joseph’s ........................................... Villanova ................................................ L Youngstown State ........................... W Bucknell ................................................. L Howard . ................................................. W Ohio . ........................................................ L Cleveland State ................................. W Niagara ................................................... W Sacred Heart ....................................... L Fairleigh Dickinson . ........................ L Quinnipiac ............................................ L Central Conn. State ......................... W Saint Francis (Pa.) .............................. L Monmouth .......................................... L Mount St. Mary’s ............................... L Long Island .......................................... L Wagner ................................................... W

9/4 9/9 9/11 9/18 9/24 9/25 9/30 10/2 10/7 10/9 10/14 10/16 10/19 10/21 10/23 10/30

CORNELL................................... vs. Alabama A & M.............. vs. Vermont............................. BUCKNELL................................ vs. Butler.................................... @ Hawaii................................... MONMOUTH *...................... MOUNT ST. MARY’S *........ @ Long Island *..................... @ Wagner *.............................. SACRED HEART *................. FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON *.. @ Columbia *......................... @ Quinnipiac *...................... @ Central Conn. State *... @ Saint Francis (Pa.) *........

L, 0-4 L, 1-2 L, 1-4 L, 1-2 T, 1-1 # 2 L, 0-2 L, 2-3 T, 0-0 # 2 L, 1-2 L, 2-3 W, 3-2 L, 0-4 L, 0-2 L, 2-5 L, 2-4 L, 0-1

2006 • (6-13, 2-7 NEC) Head Coach: John Kowalski 8/25 YOUNGSTOWN STATE....... 9/1 vs. Colgate............................... 9/3 @ Villanova.............................. 9/5 @ Ohio....................................... 9/15 NIAGARA................................... 9/17 @ Bucknell............................... 9/22 @ Howard................................. 9/24 @ American............................. 9/26 CLEVELAND STATE.............. 9/29 QUINNIPIAC *......................... 10/1 CENT. CONN. STATE *........ 10/8 SAINT FRANCIS (Pa.) *....... 10/11 @ Penn....................................... 10/13 @ Monmouth *..................... 10/15 @ Mount St. Mary’s *......... 10/20 LONG ISLAND *..................... 10/22 WAGNER *................................ 10/27 @ Fairleigh Dickinson *.... 10/29 @ Sacred Heart *..................

W, 3-1 L, 2-1 L, 0-5 L, 0-1 W, 3-2 # L, 1-4 W, 2-0 L, 1-2 W, 2-0 L, 0-1 W, 2-0 L, 0-1 # L, 0-6 L, 0-1 l, 0-3 L, 0-1 # W, 2-1 L, 0-1 L, 0-1

* Northeast Conference game # Overtime

Score

Inaugural Meeting Inaugural Meeting Inaugural Meeting 0-5 3-1 1-4 2-0 0-1 2-0 3-2 OT 0-1 0-1 0-1 2-1 0-1 OT 0-1 0-3 0-1 2-1

Date

Sept. 3, 2006 Aug. 25, 2006 Sept. 27, 2006 Sept. 22, 2006 Sept. 5, 2006 Sept. 26, 2006 Sept. 15, 2006 Oct. 29, 2006 Oct. 27, 2006 Sept. 29, 2006 Oct. 1, 2006 Oct. 8, 2006 Oct. 13, 2006 Oct. 15, 2006 Oct. 20, 2006 Oct. 22, 2006

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About Robert Morris University

Robert Morris University, founded in 1921, is one of the leading universities in the Pittsburgh region and among the largest private institutions of higher learning in Pennsylvania.   More than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students from 37 states and 14 countries are enrolled at RMU. The 230-acre campus in Moon Township, located 15 minutes from Pittsburgh International Airport and 17 miles from downtown Pittsburgh, is home to more than 1,300 resident students. The Center for Adult and Continuing Education is located in the heart of the “Golden Triangle,” the city’s metropolitan center and the nation’s seventh largest concentration of Fortune 500 corporate headquarters. The 32-acre Island Sports Center on Neville Island provides state-of-the-art athletic facilities for the University and the community.   Robert Morris University built its reputation by offering strong academic programs in traditional business fields such as accounting, finance, marketing and management. To prepare students for success in a changing and competitive workforce, the University has created programs in communications, information systems, engineering, mathematics, science, education, social sciences and nursing in the past decade. Students also have the opportunity to gain a global perspective by studying abroad.   RMU offers 30 bachelor’s degree programs: the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in applied mathematics, communication, English, environmental science, media arts, and social science; the Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in media arts; the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in actuarial science, applied mathematics, applied psychology, business education, competitive intelligence systems, 22

computer information systems, elementary education, engineering (industrial, mechanical and software), environmental science, health services administration, information sciences, manufacturing engineering, nuclear medicine technology, nursing, organizational

studies, professional communications and information systems, and social science; and the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) in accounting, economics, finance, hospitality and tourism management,

management, marketing, and sport management.   The University’s 19 graduate degree programs include: the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.); the Master of Science (M.S.) in business education, communications and information systems, competitive intelligence systems, engineering management, human resource management, information security and assurance, information systems management, information technology project management, instructional leadership, Internet information systems, nonprofit management, nursing, organizational studies and taxation; the Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) in information systems and communications; the Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.); and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in engineering and in instructional management and leadership. In addition, teacher certification preparation programs are offered for elementary and secondary teachers as well as information technology specialists.   RMU is a teaching-centered institution, featuring small classes taught by faculty members, not teaching assistants. The University employs 166 full-time and 198 part-time faculty members, and 82 percent hold terminal degrees. The student-faculty ratio is 16:1, and the average class size is 24. Learning resources include a library containing more than 137,000 bound volumes, more than 80 reference databases and nearly 600 journal subscriptions.   Nearly 90 clubs and organizations help students to develop leadership skills, network professionally and meet friends. Student organizations include varsity, club and intramural sports, sororities, fraternities and student government. The 23 varsity athletic programs are affiliated with NCAA Division I. For more information, visit www.rmu.edu. Robert Morris University


Gregory G. Dell’Omo, Ph.D.

Craig Coleman, M.D.

President of Robert Morris University

Director of Athletics

Gregory G. Dell’Omo, Ph.D., president of Robert Morris University, presides over one of Pennsylvania’s most innovative independent institutions of higher learning. He began his tenure as president on Aug. 1, 2005.   “I have followed the success of Robert Morris University from afar, but now I look forward to leading this excellent university,” said Dell’Omo upon his appointment by the Board of Trustees. “Robert Morris has a strong foundation and rich heritage. Now, it is my job to lead in a way that builds upon this history. I am thrilled to have this opportunity.”   “Dr. Dell’Omo is the right person to continue the growth and academic excellence Robert Morris University has experienced during the last 16 years,” said Joseph W. Nocito, chairman of RMU’s Board of Trustees. “He is a proven leader in academia. His background in fund raising, academics and university image building will be used to further strengthen Robert Morris University.”   Dell’Omo came to RMU after 14 years at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, where he most recently served as vice president for external affairs from 2002 to 2005. In that capacity, he was responsible for government and community relations, university communications and the development of joint academic programs in China. Under his leadership, Saint Joseph’s was awarded $22 million in federal and state appropriations and contracts and greatly expanded its affiliate programs in China. Additionally, Dell’Omo was instrumental in directing Saint Joseph’s ongoing efforts to enhance its academic profile via a more integrated marketing communications program.   Dell’Omo served as Saint Joseph’s associate vice president for academic affairs from 2000 to 2002, directing all academic research centers and institutes, international programs and sponsored research services. He was dean of the University’s Erivan K. Haub School of Business from 1996 to 2000, guiding the school and the accounting department to accreditation by AACSB, The International Association for Management Education, and overseeing the opening of a state-of-the-art $30 million business school building. He joined Saint Joseph’s in 1991 as an assistant professor of management, moving up the faculty ranks to department chair of management and information systems (1993-1994), associate professor of management (19942000) and professor of management (2000-2005). Before joining SJU, he served on the faculty at Canisius College and the Cornell University Extension Program.   Prior to beginning his career in academia, Dell’Omo spent six years working in human resources in the New York City retail industry and four years conducting research on various employment issues such as labor law, collective bargaining, arbitration and discrimination.   Dell’Omo earned a Ph.D. in industrial relations/human resource management from the University of Wisconsin-Madison; a master’s degree in industrial relations from Rutgers University and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Montclair State University. He also holds a certificate from the Harvard University Institute for Educational Management.   He has contributed to numerous academic journals and publications and lectured at many conferences throughout the world. Dell’Omo has remained an active consultant to universities throughout the nation, primarily on academic and management issues.   Dell’Omo and his wife, Polly, have three children: Lara, an interior designer in San Francisco; Nicholas, a junior at the University of Pittsburgh; and Vincent, a senior in high school.

Robert Morris University stayed in house to hire its latest director of athletics, naming Craig Coleman, M.D., to the position Feb. 15, 2005. Coleman, a native of Philadelphia who coaches RMU’s softball team, began his new responsibilities May 1, 2005, and enters his third academic year in 2007-08. He replaced the late Susan K. Hofacre, Ph.D, who passed away in January 2005.   Under Coleman’s watch, the Department of Athletics has continued to expand and gain national attention. During the 2005-06 academic year, Robert Morris placed a total of nine studentathletes covering six sports on ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America District II teams, the most in school history. He has overseen the development of a new Robert Morris athletics logo and mascot as well as the launching of the new official website for Colonial athletics at www. rmucolonials.com. Coleman also hired Mike Rice as the seventh basketball coach in RMU Division I history and the addition of field hockey head coach Olivia Netzler.   All the while, Coleman has built a winning softball program at Robert Morris over the past 17 years. During that period, RMU has won three Northeast Conference regular-season championships and six NEC Tournament titles. In 2005, Robert Morris finished with a league record of 17-3 to claim the regular-season championship, then swept through the NEC Tournament to claim its sixth title and advance to its first NCAA Tournament.   “As the longest-tenured coach at Robert Morris University, Craig has proven with his softball teams what it means to have a consistent and successful program both on the field and in the classroom,” said former Robert Morris University President Edward A. Nicholson, Ph.D. “His successful record will be an asset as he takes over as our new athletic director.”   Likewise, Coleman believes the timing was perfect for him to lead the athletic program at Robert Morris University.   “The time was right for me to make this professional change,” Coleman said at the time of his hiring. “I have always had a passion for athletics and for 15 years I held management positions in health care. As the athletic director, I can now merge these two positions into one that really excites me.”   From 1988 through 2005, Coleman worked as an assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School Medicine. From 1983 to 1989, he was the attending psychiatrist at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic in Pittsburgh.   Coleman earned his medical degree from the The Pennsylvania State University School of Medicine in Hershey in 1983. In 1979, he earned an undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.   At RMU, Coleman turned a perennial losing softball program into NEC champions. Prior to his arrival as head coach in 1991, the Colonials posted a record of 19-45 in the previous three seasons. During his 17 years as head coach, the Colonials have posted an overall record of 408-368-4 (.526), including a record of 171-69-1 (.712) in conference play. In 2007, he garnered his 400th career victory in game one of a doubleheader sweep of Akron thanks to a 3-2 victory. He guided the Colonials to an overall record of 119-62 (.657) and four conference championships in his first four years, and in 1994, his team received the first national ranking in RMU history – regardless of sport – when his team was ranked as high as No. 23 in the USA Today / National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA).   Coleman’s success as head softball coach has come not only on the field, but in the classroom. His players include nine District II Academic All-Americans, two NEC Spring Scholar-Athletes for softball (Stephani Ehrenfeld in 2000 and Nicole Aloi in 2001) and numerous NEC All-Academic Honor Roll selections. During the 1999-2000 academic year, RMU achieved the second-highest cumulative team grade point average among all NCAA Division I softball programs according to the NFCA, finishing with a 3.409 grade point average, behind only Louisiana Tech (3.571).   Prior to his appointment as head coach at Robert Morris, Coleman compiled a record of 359-158 (.694) in 16 seasons coaching summer softball, mostly with the Pittsburgh Patriots 18-and-under traveling fast-pitch team from 1986-91. He guided the Patriots of the Amateur Softball Association to three national tournaments in his final four years at the helm.

2007 Colonial Women’s Soccer

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Head Coaches

Administrative Staff

Craig Coleman, M.D. Athletic Director

Marty Galosi Associate Athletic Director

Addie Muti Assistant Athletic Director / SWA

Meghan Sweeney Assistant Athletic Director

Sean Simmons Assistant Athletic Director

Dave Brown Assistant Athletic Trainer

Carol Bonner Assistant Director of Compliance

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Sal Buscaglia

Craig Coleman Softball

Men’s Lacrosse

Mike Vittorino Head Athletic Trainer

Bill Denniston

John Kowalski

Kristin Kwiatkowski

Jason Daley Assistant Athletic Trainer

Deanne Stipcak Assistant Athletic Trainer

Nate Handrahan

Midge McPhail

Olivia Netzler

Scott Branvold, Ed.D. Faculty Representative

Ray Butter Equipment Manager

Mike Rice

Derek Schooley

Margot Turner Athletic Secretary

Linda Young Athletic Secretary

Ronnie Peduzzi Football Office Coordinator

Maurice Wharton Graduate Assistant Marketing & Ticketing

Women’s Basketball

Men’s Soccer

Bear Davis

Women’s Soccer

Women’s Ice Hockey

Cheerleading

Women’s Rowing

Katy Phillips

Women’s Lacrosse

Field Hockey

Men’s Basketball

Michael Smith

Men’s Ice Hockey

Jerry Stone

Track & Field / Cross Country

Men’s and Women’s Golf

Rob Thomas

Joe Walton

Volleyball

Football

Robert Morris University

2007 RMU Women's Soccer Fact Book  

2007 RMU Women's Soccer Fact Book

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