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2017 SAINT JOSEPH’S WOMEN’S SOCCER Sweeney Field . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Yearly Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Team Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Career Leaders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Single-Season Leaders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 All-Time Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-8 Record Versus All Opponents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 All-Time Roster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Saint Joseph’s University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 The Hawk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

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The 2017 Saint Joseph’s University Women’s Soccer Record Book was designed, written and edited by Jack Jumper. Editorial assistance provided by Marie Wozniak, Joe Greenwich and Nikki Philpot. Action and still photography by Greg Carroccio of Sideline Photos, LLC and the Atlantic 10.

QUICK FACTS The University Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Philadelphia, Pa. 19131 Founded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1851 Enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4,560 Denomination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Roman Catholic (Jesuit) Nickname . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hawks Colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Crimson and Gray Athletic Affiliation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NCAA Division I Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Atlantic 10 Home Field (Capacity) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sweeney Field (3,000) The Team Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jess Mannella (17th Season) Alma Mater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Delaware ‘97 Women’s Soccer Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 610-660-3367 Career Record / Years . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140-152-33 / 16 Record at Saint Joseph’s / Years . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130-143-32 / 15 Assistant Coaches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fred King, Ali Whitney Captains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TBA Letterwinners Returning / Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18/4 Starters Returning / Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8/3 2016 Overall Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-2-2 2016 Atlantic 10 Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-0-1 2016 Atlantic 10 Finish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1st

SWEENEY FIELD

RESULTS ON SWEENEY FIELD Year W L T 1996 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 3 1 1997 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 1 1 1998 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 4 0 1999 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 3 0 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 6 0 2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 1 2 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 7 0 2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 1 0 2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 4 0 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 3 1 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 4 0 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 4 1 2008 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 2 2 2009 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 5 1 2010 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 3 1 2011 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 2 2 2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 2 1 2013 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 6 2 2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 3 0 2015 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 2 0 2016 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 0 0 TOTAL 93 66 15

MOST SJU GOALS SCORED IN A GAME ON SWEENEY FIELD 7 vs. Temple, 10/14/11 MOST SJU GOALS SCORED IN A SEASON ON SWEENEY FIELD 21, 2011 MOST SJU GOALS BY A HAWK IN A GAME ON SWEENEY FIELD 4, Lisa Benvenuto, vs. Temple, 9/26/99 MOST OPPONENT GOALS SCORED IN A GAME ON SWEENEY FIELD 5, by Massachusetts, 10/3/99 5, by Charlotte, 10/29/10

Sweeney Field, formerly known as Finnesey Field, has been home to 10 different varsity squads at Saint Joseph’s University in over 80 years of use. Opened in 1929 as home to the SJU football squad, the field has undergone numerous changes over the years and has been home to over 1,200 SJU varsity games, matches and track meets. The pitch is the current home of the varsity men’s and women’s soccer and lacrosse teams. The field was renamed Sweeney Field in Fall 2013 upon completion of an extensive expansion project. The venue has significantly increased the seating capacity for SJU’s varsity lacrosse and soccer programs. The new name recognizes the contributions of Sean S. Sweeney ’94 (MBA), a member of the University’s Board of Trustees and the lead benefactor to the renovation project. Sweeney Field was blessed in conjunction with Hawktoberfest on October 12, 2013 while a formal dedication was held on April 5, 2014. The current expansion included the addition of 1,200 permanent seats to the hillside nearest to the University’s iconic Barbelin Hall as well as the addition of 1,100 portable seats on the opposite side of the field, increasing total seating capacity to 3,000, while adding a new state of the art press box and enhanced sound system. Additionally,Sweeney Field’s turf and track were updated in 2015. Opened in 1929 and planned as the centerpiece to a 70,000-seat football stadium, SJU was forced to eliminate the field’s original grandstand and hillside seating in 1960 due to the construction of Villiger (now Post) Hall/ Bluett Theater. Since 1990, the field has undergone a number of upgrades and enhancements designed to expand usage and functionality, including installation of AstroTurf artificial surface prior to the currently TigerTurf surface, lights (1994), and bleachers (2003). Additionally, the track received a new coat of rubber material in 2009 to better suit the athletes who use it for all seasons. Finnesey Field was named after the late James T. Finnesey. A native of Wyncote, Pa., parishioner at the Gesu and president of a local auto manufacturer, he was a member of SJU’s Foundation Committee, which was established in 1922 to raise support for the College’s relocation to Philadelphia’s Wynnefield neighborhood. Finnesey was a lead donor to the stadium project in 1927. Legend has it that a 1777 Revolutionary War skirmish took place on the site. Beginning in 1996, the Saint Joseph’s women’s soccer team has played 165 games on Sweeney Field over its 20 years of existance. Over that time, the Hawks have posted a strong showing on their home pitch, going 93-6615 to date, including a 9-0-0 mark in 2016.

2017 SAINT JOSEPH’S WOMEN’S SOCCER RECORD BOOK 1

2017 Saint Joseph's University Women's Soccer Record Book  

The 2017 Saint Joseph's University Women's Soccer Record Book.

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