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2010 WOMEN’S SOCCER SCHEDULE AUGUST Aug. 10

INDIANA (exh.)

7:00 p.m.

Aug. 14

at Wake Forest (exh.)

1:00 p.m.

Aug. 20

PENN STATE

7:00 p.m.

Aug. 27

at Bowling Green

5:00 p.m.

Aug. 29

at Ohio State

1:00 p.m.

SEPTEMBER Sept. 4

CENTRAL MICHIGAN

7:00 p.m.

Sept. 10

at Miami^

7:30 p.m.

Sept. 12

vs. Florida Atlantic^

11:30 a.m.

Sept. 16

PITT

7:00 p.m.

Oct. 22

CONNECTICUT

7:00 p.m.

Sept. 19

VIRGINIA

1:00 p.m.

Oct. 24

PROVIDENCE

1:00 p.m.

Sept. 23

at Marquette

8:00 p.m.

Oct. 28

BIG EAST First Round

TBA

Sept. 26

USF

1:00 p.m.

Oct. 31

BIG EAST Quarterfinals

TBA

OCTOBER

NOVEMBER

Oct. 1

at Cincinnati

7:00 p.m.

Nov. 5

BIG EAST Semifinals~

TBA

Oct. 3

at Louisville

1:00 p.m.

Nov. 7

BIG EAST Finals~

TBA

Oct. 8

at Syracuse

7:00 p.m.

Oct. 10

at St. John’s

1:00 p.m.

^ Hurricane Cup – Miami, Fla.

Oct. 15

VILLANOVA

7:00 p.m.

~ Rutgers University – Piscataway, N.J.

Oct. 17

GEORGETOWN

1:00 p.m.

All times Eastern and subject to change


Table of Contents WVU WOMEN’S SOCCER (Pages 2-30) 2 4 5 8 10 11 12 14 16 22 24 27 30

In the Spotlight A Championship Program Gameday in Morgantown Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium Women’s Soccer Training Facility Caperton Indoor Practice Facility Strength and Conditioning BIG EAST Conference Student-Athlete Support Mountaineers in the Community Mountaineers Abroad Mountaineer Alumni NCAA Success

COACHING STAFF (Pages 31-40) 32 36 38 39 40 40

Nikki Izzo-Brown Coaching Philosophy Lisa Stoia Marisa Kanela Cristian Materazzi Support Staff

MOUNTAINEER PROFILES (Pages 41-72) 42 44 46 48 50 52 54 56 57 58 59 60

Rosters Kerri Butler Cassandra Deitrick Kristen Felice Ashtin Larkin Sydney Metheny Megan Mischler Drea Barklage Morgan Betscher Chelsey Corroto Erica Henderson Meghan Lewis

61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 69 70 70 71 72

Blake Miller Steph Carpenter Nicollette DeLaurentis Bry McCarthy Bri Rodriguez Mallory Smith Caroline Szwed Sara Keane Amanda Anton Emily Dillon Marialye Laramee-Trottier Katie Lenz Frances Silva Casey Vornadore

2010 PREVIEW (Pages 73-78) 74 Season Preview 76 1-On-1 With Izzo-Brown 78 Preseason Notebook

OPPONENT INFORMATION (Pages 79-82) 80 81 82

Penn State, Bowling Green, Ohio State, Central Michigan, Miami, FAU, Pitt Virginia, Marquette, USF, Cincinnati, Louisville, Syracuse, St. John’s Villanova, Georgetown, Connecticut, Providence, BIG EAST, NCAA

2009 REVIEW (Pages 83-88) 84 86 87 88

Season Review Season Results Individual Statistics Team Statistics

RECORD BOOK (Pages 89-120) 90 Blueprint For Success 94 Match Records 95 Season Records 96 Career Records 97 Individual Records 98 Top Yearly Performances 99 Team Records 100 Class Records 102 Dick Dlesk Records 103 Year-By-Year Results 103 Opponent Records 104 Academic Honors 105 Athletic Honors 106 Miscellaneous Records 107 All-Americans 112 Professional Mountaineers 113 Series Records 114 All-Time Scores 118 Letterwinners 120 All-Time Numerical Roster

WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY (Pages 121-132) 122 West Virginia University 124 WVU: A Brief Profile 125 Morgantown 126 President James P. Clements 127 Director of Athletics Oliver Luck 128 Mountaineer Excellence 130 Athletics Senior Staff 131 Year In Review

MEDIA INFORMATION (Pages 133-136) 134 Media Information 136 WVU Sports Communications

Credits: The 2010 West Virginia University women’s soccer guide has been published by the WVU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Managing Editor: Joe Swan Author: Tim Goodenow

Editor: Tim Goodenow Page Layout & Cover Design: Tim Goodenow

Photographers: All-Pro Photography by Dale Sparks, Bill Barrett, Bob Beverly, John Bright, M.G. Ellis, Pete Emerson, Dan Friend, Jeff Geissler, Tim Goodenow, David Green, Mike Hardy, Julia Lucas, Dan Nagy, Brian Persinger, Chuck Scheer, Steve Smith, Martin Valent, WVU Athletic Archives, WVU Photographic Services, Alison Toffle, David Zicherman. Contributors: Lisa Ammons, Phil Caskey, Tiffany Doolittle, Grant Dovey, Ira Green, Michael Fragale, Cheryl Maust, Shannon McNamara, Bryan Messerly, Mike Montoro, Amy Prunty, Steve Stone, Kelly Tuckwiller. Printer: Champion Industries/Chapman Printing © 2010 West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics The indicia depicted are registered trademarks of West Virginia University. West Virginia University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.

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In the Spotlight

Choosing to become a Mountaineer is special.

Without a professional sports team in the state, folks across the state and throughout the region love West Virginia University athletics.

No school helps its student-athletes more than

the people at WVU. Mountaineers have the unique opportunity to represent themselves, their teammates and their university to news media, alumni, friends, family and the general public. Your interaction with these groups is also part of your educational process.

If you take advantage of these opportunities, it can

have a positive effect, not only on your career as a student-athlete at West Virginia, but also on your life after you have donned the Old Gold and Blue.

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In the Spotlight

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A Championship Program

In 14 seasons as the head women’s soccer coach at

Alongside hard work comes pride and sacrifice.

West Virginia University, Nikki Izzo-Brown has undoubtedly

Believing that everything they do is a reflection of them-

crafted a winner. Not once in her coaching tenure has she

selves, members of the West Virginia women’s soccer team

had a losing season, and she enters 2010 coming off the

view having pride in their daily endeavors as a necessity.

school’s 10th-consecutive NCAA appearance – the ninth-

At the same time, sacrifice is seen as a balance of priorities.

longest steak in the nation.

In the Mountaineer women’s soccer program, family comes

first, academics a close second, soccer an important third

Throughout the course of Mountaineer women’s soccer

history, one thing has been constant: the presence of Izzo-

and social life fourth.

Brown and her commitment to achieving success at WVU.

competitiveness, are most directly connected with on-field

Her recipe for winning combines a blue-collar work

The last part of the mixture, mental toughness and

ethic with pride and sacrifice. It mixes an ounce of com-

performance, but Izzo-Brown and the women’s soccer

petitiveness with a dash of mental toughness, and the end

program take them one step further. They demand fortitude

result is a perfectly blended team chemistry evident every

in every aspect of life whether it be in the weight room, on

time the Mountaineers take the field.

the soccer field or in the classroom. A competitive spirit is

defined as wanting to win daily, and winning extends far

Hard work is expected – on the field, in the classroom,

in whatever aspect of daily life a woman’s soccer player encounters. Giving 110 percent on a consistent basis helps mold individuals who are committed to being wellrounded, successful women.

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beyond the grass of Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium.


Gameday in Morgantown

West Virginia women’s soccer has drawn 13 crowds

better than 1,000 fans at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium in the last six years, making it one of the most intimidating environments in all of college soccer.

The stands at Dick Dlesk are buzzing with a boisterous

student section that sits just feet away from the playing field. Fans throughout the state and the Mountaineer Maniacs come out to cheer on the Old Gold and Blue.

Mountaineer fans pack the stands to be the 12th

man, knowing their voice makes a difference. They come early, they like to be heard and they stay until the final horn blows. It’s the kind of noise that turns a home field into a home-field advantage and makes it difficult for visiting teams to come away with a result.

More than 3,000 FANS attended WVU’s 2007 NCAA Elite Eight match

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Gameday in Morgantown West Virginia students bring INSANE ENERGY each time out

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Gameday in Morgantown

The 2009 Mountaineers played in SEVEN TELEVISED contests

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Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium

Completed in early August 2004, renovations to Dick

Dlesk Soccer Stadium (formerly the Mountaineer Soccer

“We are so fortunate to have the support from people like Dick and Rosalie Dlesk who kindly helped build one of the nation’s best soccer facilities. Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium is a venue that not only fans enjoy, but our players and coaches enjoy. The atmosphere at Dick Dlesk on weekends in the fall is something our players cherish.” – coach Nikki Izzo-Brown

Complex) have made the home of men’s and women’s soccer at West Virginia University one of the nation’s finest facilities.

The stadium itself, named in honor of a generous gift on

behalf of Mr. Dlesk, is a two-level, 1,650-seat stadium that features grandstand bleachers, a spacious five-booth press box, an on-site locker room, restrooms and concession booths. For the first time in its history, the stadium served as the host venue for the 2007 BIG EAST Women’s Soccer Championships, a conference title won by the Mountaineers. Last fall, the men’s side hosted the 2009 conference tournament for the first time.

The women’s team played the first-ever game in Dick

Dlesk Soccer Stadium on Sept. 1, 2004, with redshirt freshman Natalie Cocchi scoring the facility’s first goal to lift the Mountaineers to a 1-0 shutout victory over Purdue.

The stadium was dedicated on Sunday, Sept. 5, 2004,

prior to the women’s match against Virginia and the men’s match versus High Point.

In May 2010, the stadium’s sod was removed, and after

the surface was laser-leveled to ensure better irrigation and production performance, natural grass was laid down, giving the field an iridescent, brand new look. An extensive drainage and irrigation system was already in place to prevent inclement weather from harming the playing surface.

Bill Maloney Press Box was constructed when the stadium

opened 2004 for game operations, working media and hospitality. Wireless internet access is available for working media members who can follow the action in a climate-controlled environment. The original press box, located behind the team benches, is now used for TV talent and filming crews.

Conveniently located beside the Coliseum, Dick Dlesk

Soccer Stadium first opened as the Mountaineer Soccer Complex in 1997. Since its inception, the facility has seen many great achievements by both the men’s and women’s soccer teams. The women’s team played just its second season in program history at the complex in 1997, posting a 7-2 home record.

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Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium

Big wins came early in the program’s existence against

WOMEN’S SOCCER LOCKER ROOM

Rutgers and Ohio State in 1997, Seton Hall and Pitt in 1998 and Notre Dame in 2002, with its most notable early win coming in

November 2003, when the Mountaineers shutout Ohio State,

women’s soccer locker room, including a 300-square-foot

3-0, to advance to the Sweet 16 for the first time in school

expansion. New ceramic tile along with shower facilities,

history.

new restroom sinks, counters and stalls were installed in the

bathroom.

West Virginia won its first postseason match with a 2-0 win

WVU recently completed its renovation of the current

over Miami in the BIG EAST quarterfinals at the complex, and

it also earned its first NCAA tournament victory in November

oak lockers housing individual player stools. Ample space is

of 2002 with a 3-0 win over Loyola (Md.).

now available with a dressing area for practice and games.

Over the past nine seasons, the Mountaineer Soccer

The centerpiece of the renovation is custom made solid

A player’s lounge area was also constructed. New carpet,

Complex and Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium has been the site of

lighting, graphics, LCD television, and a custom video system

BIG EAST tournament contests in 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006-08. It

and screen were also part of the package, as was a three-

was also the site of the first and second rounds of the NCAA

station computer area. The area has become a daily home for

tournament in mid-November of 2001-03 and 2007.

women’s soccer players before class and after a match on the

weekend.

In 2003 and 2007, Dick Dlesk also hosted third round

NCAA action. In 2007, WVU hosted No. 8 seed USC, the eventual national champions, in front of a record crowd of 3,000.

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Women’s Soccer Training Facility

This fall, the Mountaineers will step foot on their new

state-of-the-art Women’s Soccer Training Facility. The training site features the same custom, natural grass surface as the game field at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium.

The women’s soccer practice facility, located across

from Dick Dlesk on Monongahela Blvd., features a 75-by-120 yard natural turf field. A complete water drainage and irrigation system exists on the new site.

There is also additional space for goalkeeper drills

and player warm-ups to avoid extensive use of the playing surface.

Four towers outline the fields with lights that can illumi-

nate game-field conditions.

Plans are underway to add a facility with a locker room,

athletic training room, a video room, meeting space and a public restroom. This first-class soccer facility further

“This women’s soccer training facility provides our student-athletes with a first-class facility to maximize our time on the field, while eliminating scheduling conflicts and keeping our beautiful grass surface in top condition. Coming soon is a locker room, athletic training room, meeting space and much more. It will be one of the nicest training facilities in all of college soccer.” – Coach Nikki Izzo-Brown

demonstrates West Virginia University’s commitment to excellence in women’s soccer.

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Caperton Indoor Practice Facility

Opened in August 1998, the Caperton Indoor Practice

Safety netting surrounding the entire playing surface

Facility provides a big plus for all of West Virginia’s student-

allows for four separate batting cages and the ability to divide

athletes. It’s versatile in its uses and eases minds when it

the playing surface in half.

comes to bad weather.

facility along with a fully equipped training room, restrooms,

There have been times through the years when practice

Locker rooms for male and female athletes are in the

had to be halted because of bad weather, but that’s not the

4,500 square feet of storage and a facilities office.

case now. The indoor building takes care of all those worries,

and gives WVU an added dimension in its game preparation.

equipped with camera platforms for filming. The back of the

indoor facility provides easy access to WVU’s 170-yard grass

Located adjacent to the Milan Puskar Stadium, the

Skylights provide natural lighting in the building and it is

Caperton Indoor Facility is equipped with a 90-yard FieldTurf

practice field.

playing surface with seven yards of safety zone surrounding

the entire field. Total length of the facility from wall to wall is

Gaston Caperton, gives West Virginia’s student-athletes a safe

105 yards, and the Mountaineers’ sparkling indoor facility

and secure practice home away from the inclement weather.

exceeds 75,000 square feet of practice room.

yet another component in one of the finest and most com-

The Caperton Indoor Facility is versatile in its uses.

Not only does it serve as a practice facility for men’s and

The modern structure, named in honor of former governor

The Caperton Indoor Facility gives West Virginia University

plete women’s soccer complexes in the nation.

women’s soccer, but it is also used by football and baseball during the winter months or when inclement weather arises.

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Strength and Conditioning

Athletic excellence and strength and conditioning go

PROPER NUTRITION

hand-in-hand at West Virginia University. WVU’s strength and

conditioning staff ensures all student-athletes are on year-

essential vitamins and minerals necessary to be an elite

long programs designed to continue improving the fitness

athlete. The athletes have the opportunity to meet with nutri-

capabilities needed in their sports

tionists, go on guided grocery store tours and receive diets

designed specifically for them.

To keep athletes in peak physical condition, West

Each athlete is educated on correct dietary habits and

Virginia offers a variety of training areas and an array of strength programs designed to increase performance. All

CORE TRAINING

student-athletes will also have their own program individually

calculated and updated throughout the year.

back regions are the units that tie the upper and lower ex-

tremities’ power together. In order to have excellent maneu-

Equipped with excellent amenities and staffed by some

For women’s soccer players, the abdominal and low

of the finest strength coaches in the nation, athletes who

verability and transfer of power, an athlete must have superior

come to West Virginia know that they are in good hands

balance and strength in this core region.

when it comes to their athletic capacity.

Training of the core region occurs three times per week

using balance balls, medicine balls and other soccer specific SOCCER’S PRIMARY TRAINING CONCENTRATIONS

drills.

The main training area focuses for the women’s soccer

team are anaerobic conditioning, aerobic conditioning,

CONDITIONING

total body power and explosiveness, agility and quickness,

speed, core strength, neural recruitment, balance and pro-

changes in the body’s bioenergetics systems occurs 3-4 days

prioception.

a week with an emphasis on soccer-specific anaerobic and

Rigorous conditioning designed to elicit physiological

aerobic conditioning. WEIGHT LIFTING

The lifting portion of the soccer routine is used to improve

overall strength, power and explosion. This is accomplished through cycled periodization of Olympic lifts, conventional weight lifting techniques, plyometrics, core, injury prevention exercises, agility and speed work. Athletes are also advised on proper nutrition. BEING FLEXIBLE

An increase in stride length, frequency and range of

motion in joint to tendon relationships is directly correlated to speed, agility and injury prevention. Therefore it is important to make flexibility an area of emphasis. Good flexibility helps to improve speed, agility and reduces the risk of injury. Each workout is preceded with a dynamic flexibility routine with regular stretching and followed by a post-flexibility routine at the end of every workout.

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Strength and Conditioning THE WEIGHT ROOMS

STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING MISSION STATEMENT

Accomplishing those conditioning requirements occurs in

To provide athletes with the knowledge, character, extrin-

several campus weight rooms.

sic motivation, discipline and training to reach their potential

both personally and athletically.

Housing almost 15 tons of total weight, the Mountain-

eer weight room is located in the Milan Puskar Stadium. The

22,000-square foot weight room features a three-lane track

some of the nation’s best facilities and with one of the nation’s

for conditioning and 40 times, one of a handful of collegiate

best staffs.

weight rooms to have such a track. Seven power platforms and

40 pieces of Hammer Strength weight equipment make the

continue to be traits that are equated with WVU.

facility the envy of all opponents.

tion have driven her into the nation’s spotlight. This is made

Weight rooms also exist in the WVU Coliseum and Shell

Student-athletes are offered the opportunity to train in

Physical development and dominance have been and The athlete’s self confidence and unwavering dedica-

Building facilities. These weight rooms are located directly be-

possible through the give-and-take relationships between the

side the soccer playing and practice fields, allowing for work-

athletes and staff.

outs to be scheduled as needed around practices through-

out the year. These weight rooms are also located near the

enabling athletes to achieve their dreams.

The WVU strength and conditioning staff is committed to

outdoor and indoor tracks, providing year-round surfaces for soccer conditioning.

“Playing soccer at the highest level requires individuals to be in the best physical shape. The strength and conditioning staff here at West Virginia settles for nothing less than pushing student-athletes to be elite, just as our team is striving to be one of the nation’s elite programs. We have professionals who constantly challenge our girls to be as fit as they possibly can be. With fitness comes a decrease in injury, and an increase in flexibility, speed, balance – all things needed to be an elite athlete.” – Coach Nikki Izzo-Brown - 13 -


BIG EAST Conference Since women’s soccer became a varsity sport at West Virginia in 1996, Mountaineer players, coaches and fans alike have come to expect nothing but the best competition from the tradition-rich, talent-laden BIG EAST Conference. When West Virginia faces any of its 15 conference opponents, it knows it is in for a 90-minute battle against some of the nation’s toughest competition. Players coming into the Mountaineer program can expect to play against some of the best athletes in the country and in some of the nation’s finest facilities. Competing in the BIG EAST requires athleticism, concentration, passion and toughness. It’s easy to see why the BIG EAST has been one of the NCAA’s best conferences in the last decade.

The BIG EAST televises all three women’s soccer

games of the championship weekend, including a live national broadcast of the finals.

BIG TIME The BIG EAST Conference has its headquarters in Providence, R.I., where the conference administers to more than 5,500 studentathletes. The BIG EAST is the largest Division I women’s soccer conference in the nation. Its 16 members compete in a round-robin rotational 11-game conference schedule within two divisions of eight, utilizing travel partners for cross-over play, and Friday-Sunday scheduling. Each team plays seven opponents within its division and four opponents from the other division. Rutgers will host the 2010 Championship at Yurcak Field in Piscataway, N.J.

NCAA WINS

IN THE SPOTLIGHT As the BIG EAST has continued to flourish, it became the largest Division I Conference in 2005-06 with its 16 total members. On top of that, the BIG EAST markets contain almost one fourth of all television households in the U.S. – the largest coverage of any conference in Division I. Five BIG EAST schools are located in the top 10 media

TAKING THE NEXT STEP

markets and 11 are located in the top 35 media markets.

Professional Soccer (WPS). In

Rank Designated Market Area (DMA)

TV Homes

1.......... New York.................................................... 7,493,530 2.......... Los Angeles............................................... 5,659,170 3.......... Chicago..................................................... 3,501,010 4.......... Philadelphia.............................................. 2,955,190 5.......... Dallas-Ft. Worth......................................... 2,544,410 6.......... San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose.......... 2,503,400 7.......... Boston (Manchester)................................ 2,410,180 8.......... Atlanta....................................................... 2,387,520 9.......... Washington, D.C........................................ 2,335,040 10........ Houston...................................................... 2,123,460

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Over the past six seasons, the BIG EAST has found

plenty of success in the national tournament, sporting an impressive 49-25-9 (.644) record, while sending 32 teams to the NCAA women’s soccer championship.

West Virginia ranks third all-time in NCAA victories

amongst BIG EAST teams. WVU and Notre Dame are the only two BIG EAST programs to have participated in every NCAA tournament since 2000.

With the caliber of the

BIG EAST soccer players continuing to amaze those surrounding the sport, it has caught the eye of Women’s the professional league’s first year (2009), a total of 20 BIG EAST players made opening day rosters by the league’s seven teams.

Carolyn Blank

In 2010, six players were

drafted from BIG EAST programs, including WVU’s Carolyn Blank. Blank was a fifth-round selection in the WPS Draft by the St. Louis Athletica.


BIG EAST Conference HERMANN TROPHY SUCCESS

The BIG EAST Conference has produced four Missouri

Athletic Club (M.A.C.) Hermann Trophy winners as the national women’s soccer player of the year (Cindy Daws, Notre Dame, 1996; Anne Makinen, Notre Dame, 2000; Kerri Hanks, Notre Dame, 2006/2008).

The award is college soccer’s version of the Heisman

Trophy and represents the highest level of individual achievement in the sport. Players are selected to the M.A.C. Hermann Trophy Watch List by a committee of Division I coaches who are NSCAA members.

West Virginia has been well represented in the Hermann

Trophy discussion with players named semifinalists: Chrissie Abbott (2003) and Ashley Banks (2007). Abbott moved on to become a finalist in 2003, the only Mountaineer in program history to do so.

Several Mountaineers have been named to the M.A.C.

Hermann Trophy Watch List. That list includes Chrissie Abbott (2003), Deana Everrett (2006-07), Ashley Banks (2007), Amanda Cicchini (2007-08), Greer Barnes (2008) and Carolyn Blank (2009).

The BIG EAST Conference 15 Park Row West Providence, RI 02903 Switchboard: (401) 272-9108 Communications: (401) 453-0660 Fax: (401) 274-5967 www.bigeast.org

John M. Marinatto

Commissioner

James A. Siedliski Associate Commissioner (Olympic Sports)

Michael A. Coyne Assistant Director of Communications

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Student-Athlete Support

The WVU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is com-

“This year will mark the third academic year of use for

mitted to the promotion of the academic achievement of

the CAPC. We anticipate a steady flow of student-athletes

student-athletes as well as their athletic accomplishment

utilizing the center to prepare for class, complete assignments

and their personal and career development.

and meet with their tutors and mentors. The addition of this

technologically-advanced center will certainly help WVU

In support of this position, West Virginia University offers

a variety of services and programs to help student-athletes

student-athletes meet their academic goals in an environ-

maximize their academic potential. Department staff mem-

ment conducive to scholarship.” – Paul Downey, Educational

bers work with coaches, on campus student service provid-

Counselor

ers and faculty to help student-athletes meet the unique demands of the classroom, the sporting arena and the

WVU’S ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES PROVIDES

personal-social challenges they face as developing adults.

Team educational counselors

While many of the headlines center on the Mountain-

Tutoring and mentoring services

eers’ accomplishments on the playing field, West Virginia

Priority registration for student-athletes

athletes have also made some noteworthy strides in the

Post-eligibility assistance

The WVU student services staff, headed by Associate

classroom.

Some of those strides include a string of seven consecu-

tive years where the department has had at least one first

Athletic Director for Student Services Garrett Ford and his

team Academic All-American and a total of 872 different

assistants Sandy Cole-DeMent, Erica Wycherley, Paul

student-athletes earning a 3.0 GPA during the 2008 and 2009

Downey, Mark Hansleman and Donnie Tucker, makes sure

academic years.

that every student-athlete has the best possible opportunity

to obtain a college degree. This process begins as soon as a

To help its student athletes achieve academic success,

one of the nation’s finest facilities resides in the WVU Coli-

recruit signs a letter-of-intent to play for the Mountaineers.

seum – The Athletic Academic Performance Center.

academically before they arrive in the fall,” said Ford. “We

COLISEUM ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE CENTER • 8,000-square foot facility providing individual and group study areas • State-of-the-art computer labs • Provides a quiet atmosphere and is open six days a week • The latest in fingerprint technology used when signing in • Center can be utilized around the student-athlete’s schedule • Center cost $1.3 million and opened in October of 2007. • Facility gift was provided by former Mountaineer great Jerry

know which students are ahead of others and which will

West and his wife Karen and the Robbins family.

“The Coliseum Academic Performance Center is a significant development for an academically oriented institution such as West Virginia to recognize the special needs required for a modern studentathlete’s success both as an athletic competitor on the field of play and in the classroom.” - Garrett Ford, Associate AD for Student Services

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“We know everything about incoming freshmen

require more assistance.”


Student-Athlete Support

Besides keeping in touch with freshmen, incoming student-

athletes are encouraged to attend orientation sessions offered for all West Virginia University students during the summer prior to their arrival on campus. This is where new students can learn more about the Morgantown campus and, most importantly, register for classes.

During the second week of classes, freshmen are enrolled

in mandatory study halls, monitored by Ford and his staff. Those who do well during the first year are sometimes given the option of attending study hall, but if their GPA drops below a certain mark, they must return to the mandatory sessions.

During the semester, department officials keep a careful

record of each athlete’s academic progress. Class and study hall attendance are checked regularly, periodic grade reports are obtained from instructors, and parents, coaches and players are kept up-to-date on their academic progress.

During priority registration, all student-athletes, from in-

coming freshmen to graduating seniors, get advice in scheduling the courses to keep them on track in their degree programs. These measures are succeeding in a noticeable way. Last year, 445 student-athletes earned a place on the Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll with at least a 3.0 grade-point average. TUTORING SERVICE FACTS • Over 75 tutors provide student-athletes with assistance in their classes. • Upperclassmen, graduate students and community members serve as tutors in their area of specialty. • Tutoring services are provided for all student-athletes regardless of scholarship status.

MENTORING SERVICE FACTS • Experienced educators from the local community serve as mentors for student-athletes who need additional guidance with adjusting to the academic rigors of the college environment. • Mentors help incoming student-athletes improve accountability through time management, study skills and organizational skills related to their classes.

In another program, former Mountaineer athletes are

returning to school to complete work on their degrees, some after as many as 10 years away from Morgantown.

But for those who don’t graduate with their class, there’s

still hope. A continuing-eligibility program was created in 1989 to give those student-athletes who are close to graduating an opportunity to come back to school to complete their degrees. Since its creation, dozens of students have participated, with a success rate of better than 80 percent. More than 25 student-athletes from all sports participated in the post-eligibility program last year.

In 1992, under the direction of associate Ford, WVU

joined the growing list of schools that are a part of an NCAAsponsored consortium. Similar to the post-eligibility program in providing former student-athletes a chance to continue work toward their degrees, the closely screened consortium requires participants to be more involved in community-related activities. The consortium students are often much older athletes, who left the University to pursue professional sports or business careers, but now wish to return to complete their degrees.

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Student-Athlete Support NCAA CERTIFICATION

West Virginia University received unconditional recertifi-

cation in April 2010 from the NCAA Division I Committee on Athletics Certification, recognizing that the University’s athletic program is in “substantial conformity with operating principles” adopted by Division I schools. The purpose of athletics certification is to ensure integrity in the institution’s athletics program and to assist institutions in improving their athletics departments, the NCAA said.

WVU was one of the first schools to volunteer for the

NCAA’s pilot certification program in 1991, and was one of five schools originally certified. WVU’s program was recertified by the NCAA in 1996 and then again in 2001.

The most recent round of recertification began in 2008 with

a self-study of governance and commitment to rules compliance, academic integrity, as well as gender and diversity and student-athlete well-being. The Division I Committee on Athletics Certification preliminarily reviews an institution’s certification materials and provides a list of issues identified during the evaluation. The university then hosts a visit by peer reviewers who file a report regarding the institution’s resolution of those issues before a final certification decision is rendered. An institution’s failure to satisfactorily respond to the committee may negatively affect certification status.

All 335 active Division I members participate in the

certification process. GRADUATION RATES

West Virginia University’s graduation rate for student-

athletes has been impressive, to say the least, over the past seven years. The ratio of student-athletes graduating to the general student body has increased almost every year.

The graduation rate for student-athletes is based upon

the number of students who entered the University receiving athletic scholarship aid in a given academic year, and their progress over six years. The most recent figures are based upon the progress of student-athletes who entered WVU during 2002-03.

APR

The West Virginia University women’s soccer team, men’s

basketball team and women’s cross country team received public recognition in the spring of 2010 by the NCAA for their latest multiyear Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores. These teams posted multiyear APRs in the top 10 percent of all squads in each sport. Each year, the NCAA honors selected Division I sports teams by publicly recognizing their latest multiyear APR.

The APR provides a real-time look at a team’s academic

success each semester by tracking the academic progress of each student-athlete on scholarship. The APR accounts for eligibility, retention and graduation and provides a measure of each team’s academic performance.

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Student-Athlete Support STUDENT ATHLETE ADVISORY COMMITTEE

ITS PURPOSE

The purpose of West Virginia University SAAC is:

The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) provides

a forum for the “voice of the student-athlete” on WVU’s campus. SAAC membership provides feedback to administration about how to better WVU athletic programs. They disseminate information important to student-athletes to share with their teams.

Two representatives from each varsity team at West

Virginia University are either elected by their teammates

or selected by the members of their coaching staff. Under

the guidance of SAAC advisor Terri Howes, the SAAC meets

regularly to discuss current issues and concerns of WVU’s

student-athletes. SAAC leaders attend BIG EAST Conference

SAAC meetings to exchange ideas with other student-athletes

from BIG EAST schools regarding student-athlete’s collegiate experience. WHAT IS SAAC?

The West Virginia University Student Athlete Advisory

Committee is comprised of student-athletes assembled to provide insight on the student-athlete experience. The SAAC also offers input on the rules, regulations and pilicies that affect student-athletes’ lives on NCAA member institution campuses.

1. To generate a student-athlete voice within WVU, the BIG EAST and NCAA structure. 2. Solicit student-athlete response to proposed WVU, BIG EAST and NCAA legislation. 3. Recommend potential WVU, BIG EAST and NCAA legislation. 4. Review, react and comment to the governance structure on legislation, activities and subjects of interest. 5. Actively participate in the administrative process of athletics programs and the NCAA. 6. Promote a positive student-athlete image.

“West Virginia University is an amazing educational institution that allows our student-athletes the ability to pick from many different majors in a wide arrange of nationally ranked programs. When our student-athletes graduate, their degrees matter. Attending West Virginia not only prepares our student-athletes to survive in the real world, it prepares them to be successful in the real world.” – Coach Nikki Izzo-Brown

Coach Nikki Izzo-Brown and members of the women’s soccer team at the 2010 Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll Banquet.

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Student-Athlete Support WVU’S FIRST TEAM ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICANS AS SELECTED BY COSIDA Liz Repella (Women’s Basketball) ................................ 2010

Eric De Groh (Football)................................................... 1998

Alex Ruoff (Men’s Basketball)....................................... 2009

Matt Taffoni (Football).................................................... 1994

Reed Williams (Football)................................................ 2007

Eric Uptagrafft (Rifle)...................................................... 1993

Ashley Banks (Women’s Soccer).................................. 2007

Rosemary Kosiorek (Women’s Basketball).................. 1992

Johannes Herber (Men’s Basketball)........................... 2006

Mike Compton (Football).............................................. 1992

Jay Henry (Football)....................................................... 2006

Matt Schubert (Baseball)............................................... 1991

Johannes Herber (Men’s Basketball)........................... 2005

Jeff Hostetler (Football).................................................. 1983

Jay Henry (Football)....................................................... 2005

Oliver Luck (Football)..................................................... 1982

Lee Fritz (Baseball).......................................................... 2005

Oliver Luck (Football)..................................................... 1981

Kate Abernathy (Rowing).............................................. 2003

Kim West (Football)......................................................... 1970

Christen Seaman (Women’s Soccer)............................ 2002

Sam Huff (Football)......................................................... 1955

Charity Wachera (Cross Country, Track and Field) . .. 1998

Fred Wyant (Football)..................................................... 1954

Marcos Scrivner (Rifle)................................................... 1998

Paul Bischoff (Football).................................................. 1952

Christen Seaman

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Ashley Banks


Student-Athlete Support CHAMPS/Life Skills

The many challenges that today’s college student-ath-

letes face, both on and off the playing field, are unmatched in the history of higher education. Unfortunately, many students are not well prepared to face these challenges or encounter life issues that undermine health and success in college. To prepare student-athletes for the demands of college life and beyond, the NCAA developed the CHAMPS (Challenging Athletes Minds for Personal Success)/Life Skills program.

In the spring of 1995, the West Virginia University Depart-

ment of Intercollegiate Athletics initiated its own CHAMPS/Life Skills program. WVU was one of only 170 schools selected by the NCAA to participate in their national pilot program.

Five programming “commitment” areas viewed as

critical to personal growth are part of WVU’s model. They are: 1) academic excellence, 2) personal development, 3) career development, 4) athletic excellence and 5) community service. COMMITMENT TO ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

The purpose of this area is to support the academic

progress of student-athletes toward intellectual development and timely graduation. Services provided in this component include tutoring, academic counseling and advising, mentoring, U101 equivalent freshman orientation classes (SEP 170) and structured study sessions. COMMITMENT TO ATHLETIC EXCELLENCE

The purpose of this area is to offer athletic programs that

are broad-based, equitable, and dedicated to the wellbeing of the student-athlete. Overall, WVUIA administration program supports and encourages a broad program of sports. CHAMPS/Life Skills acts as a performance psychology professional resource for the coaching and support staff of the athletic programs.

COMMITMENT TO PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

The purpose of this area is to support the development of a

well-balanced lifestyle for student-athletes, encouraging and supporting emotional well-being, personal growth and decision making skills. CHAMPS/Life Skills services provided within this component include personal counseling, health presentations, improving communication skills, and presentations on social development and fiscal responsibility. A satellite office of the WVU Carruth Center for Counseling and Psychological Services and Well WVU is located in the Coliseum to support this commitment area. COMMITMENT TO SERVICE

The purpose of this component is to engage interested

student-athletes in service to his or her campus and surrounding communities. Activities for student-athletes within this component include peer education, guest speaking at campus and community events and mentoring local children. COMMITMENT TO CAREER DEVELOPMENT

The purpose of this area is to encourage student-athletes

to develop and pursue career and life goals in a timely manner. The CHAMPS/Life Skills program fulfills this purpose by offering career development presentations, sport career retirement programs, transitions from college class in the spring semester (SEP 493), and by working in conjunction with the WVU Carruth Center and the WVU Career Services Center on identifying an individual’s interests, career goals, crafting resumes and facilitating job search process.

For more information on Student Services, visit www.msnsportsnet.com/page.cfm?section=12102

For more information, contact WVUIA psychologist

Dr. Ed Etzel in Room 275a in the Coliseum at (304) 293-7062 or visit GTA Michelle McAlarnen in Room 288 of the Coliseum.

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Mountaineers in the Community

Winning and working hard are important to the West

“The ladies in our program take great pride in community service activities. Their efforts, both locally and throughout the state, make an immediate impact on people’s lives. Giving back is always important and our ladies understand that.”

Virginia University women’s soccer team. But becoming successful and positive role models on and off the field is just as significant to them. The Mountaineers give back to the Morgantown and surrounding communities every chance they get. WVU SOCCER SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE

The Mountaineer players and coaching staff spend their

time two nights a week in the winter months for hour-long sessions with youth of various age groups from Morgantown

- Coach Nikki Izzo-Brown

and the surrounding communities to help develop their soccer skills.

WEST VIRGINIA YOUTH SOCCER

Members of the West Virginia women’s soccer program

are closely tied with developing the elite players in the state. The coaches and the players help to train the athletes involved with the state’s Olympic Development Program (ODP) as well coaching and training teams for the WV United Soccer Club. CLINICS

The team regularly donates its time and soccer knowl-

edge by hosting and teaching free soccer clinics for local children to learn the fundamentals of the sport. Along with strengthening the youngsters’ soccer skills, they also teach the participants the importance of good sportsmanship, courage, determination and hard work.

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Mountaineers in the Community SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY

Members of the team also have donated time with

handicapped and disabled athletes through programs like Stepping Stones and the Special Olympics. Women’s soccer players can be found visiting hospitals and speaking with patients at HealthSouth MountainView Rehab Hospital. West Virginia women’s soccer is also involved in Read Across America, a program where collegiate athletes read to elementary school students. BETTY PUSKAR BREAST CARE CENTER SOCCER INVITATIONAL

For the past seven years, West Virginia women’s soccer

has played host to a weekend of events to raise money and awareness for breast cancer research.

In conjunction with the Betty Puskar Breast Care Center at

WVU’s Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center, the Mountaineers play a spring exhibition game, as well as, a four-versus-four small-sided tournament for the local community. Teams in the small-sided tournament were made up of three players from the community and one member of the women’s soccer team.

All of the money raised goes directly to the Betty

Puskar Breast Cancer Fund at the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center. The WVU women’s soccer team has raised more than $60,000 over the past seven years to help fight breast cancer.

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Mountaineers Abroad

The West Virginia women’s soccer team took its first foreign

tour in the summer of 1999 by traveling to Brazil. The Mountaineers used the opportunity to showcase their infant program against some of the nation’s top professional teams.

Among those competing against WVU were members of

Brazil’s 1998 World Cup team.

One of the places WVU called home during its trip to Brazil

was the beautiful campus of the University of Sao Paulo. Sao Paulo, the most populous Brazilian state, is a city with many renowned landmarks.

Although it was winter in Brazil, the weather cooperated

enough to allow the team to play some futbol on the beaches of Guara Hara.

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Mountaineers Abroad

During spring break 2004, West Virginia University took

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advantage of the NCAA rule that permits international travel once every four years by taking a 10-day tour of central and north-central Italy.

The Mountaineers played five matches, earning a 2-2-1

record. West Virginia faced tough competition ranging from the U-21 Italian National Team, to which the Mountaineers fell 1-0, to Como 2000, a professional club squad WVU beat 3-0.

When the Mountaineers weren’t training for upcoming

matches or playing high-caliber soccer, they were able to visit such Italian landmarks as the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Vatican, take a ride on a gondola in Venice and enjoy the beauty of the Italian countryside.

The trip to Italy was the second international playing

experience in the history of WVU women’s soccer.

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Mountaineers Abroad

Billed as the trip of a lifetime, the West Virginia University

women’s soccer team traveled to the Czech Republic and Italy for a 10-day spring break tour of Europe. The Mountaineers spent March 20-30, 2008, playing four games while exploring new cultures.

“The experience and knowledge gained from our interna-

tional competitions were instrumental in our development as a team,” said coach Nikki Izzo-Brown.

WVU conducted three practices and played four games

with the first competition coming on March 24 against Sparta Prague. The Mountaineers then played a game in Prague on March 25 versus the Czech Republic National Team.

West Virginia played its third game in as many days on

March 26 against Roma Calcio Femminile in Rome. The final game was held on March 28 versus Villaputzu in Cagliari. The Mountaineers won all four matches to go unbeaten in Europe.

“We were forced to adapt to many different styles of play

from teams like the full Czech national team and first division premier teams,” said Izzo-Brown. “It was a tremendous soccer experience for everyone in our program. One of our goals was to learn more about our team and we accomplished just that. It was a unique and rewarding trip.”

The team also took in some sightseeing, which featured

stops at some of the world’s most famous places – Prague Castle, Lesser Town, Old Town Square, Vatican City, the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and more.

While many West Virginia students hit the beach for some

sun and relaxation, the women’s soccer team bonded with one another on and off the field while exploring new cultures. They saw a lot in a short amount of time, making for long days. But in the end, it was well worth it.

“It’s a once in a lifetime trip for most of us,” said then-senior

Natalie Cocchi (2003-07). “The memories I have from being a soccer player at West Virginia are unmatched by any other school. From the athletic success, to the academic work, to the community service opportunities – this was just icing on the cake. Experiencing new cultures and bonding further with my teammates is something I’ll always thank WVU for.”

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2008


Mountaineer Alumni “I had the privilege to be a member of the WVU women’s soccer program for five years, and I’m proud to say I will be a Mountaineer for the rest of my life. Throughout my career, I learned a lot about myself and what it takes to be a champion. Coach Nikki Izzo-Brown and her staff constantly challenged me to be the best overall person I could be. She always told me to work hard in every aspect of life, not just soccer. It is because of her pushing me to demand more of myself, on and off the field, that I chose to get into college coaching. I constantly remind my players that they are capable of pushing themselves much farther than they can ever imagine. I chose WVU to become a better soccer player and the WVU staff worked tirelessly to improve me as not only a student-athlete, but as a person.” - Natalie Cocchi (2003-07) “To have been a member of the WVU women’s soccer team “I chose to play soccer at WVU because of my aspiration

was an opportunity of a lifetime. The program demands excel-

to be a part of one of the most competitive programs in the

lence as an athlete and more importantly as an individual. Led

country. Coach Nikki Izzo-Brown and her staff built an infant

by coach Nikki Izzo-Brown and her coaching staff, the fierce

program into a top 10 power. The coaching staff’s charisma,

competition, team training, and grueling conditioning sessions

tireless work ethic and captivating motivational speeches,

on top of academic responsibility...they prepared us not only

combined with their demand for excellence, have generated

for matches, but for life after graduation.”

widespread notoriety for their program among the college

- Maura Cirilli (2001-04)

soccer scene and Mountaineer fans alike. My experiences as a West Virginia women’s soccer player has instilled in me the desire to succeed and be a leader in all of my life endeav-

“During my years at West Virginia University, I came to realize

ors.”

what many before me have understood – WVU is the best col-

- Cathy Abel (2003-06)

legiate experience in the country. Playing soccer for Nikki and her staff was one of the best decisions I have ever made. They went above and beyond in utilizing every available resource to bring out the best in every individual who was willing to work hard. They maximized my talent as a soccer player and prepared me to succeed in the real world upon graduation. I have made lifelong friendships that form the basis for most of what makes the `Mountaineer Experience’ so valuable and rewarding. I continue to use the lessons I learned from my collegiate experience in every day life. I will always cherish my time as a Mountaineer.” - Chrissie Abbott (2000-03)

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Mountaineer Alumni “Being a member of the West Virginia University women’s soccer team was a very humbling and unforgettable experience. From the coaching staff, to my teammates, to the support system academically and athletically, WVU to me is a very special place built around a family-oriented atmosphere with loyalty of the Gold & Blue. Being a part of the women’s soccer team means competing for a nationally ranked program and striving to achieve the ultimate goal of winning national championships. Hard work, intensity and commitment are just a few words to describe playing for coach Nikki Izzo-Brown. Playing for coach Izzo-Brown means creating a motivating atmosphere in which she instills the competitive edge to bring the most out of her players while maximizing their full potential. She brings an incredible knowledge to the game and has so much passion and desire to see her athletes succeed on and off the field. When I think of WVU women’s soccer, I think of PRIDE. Pride in everything you do, pride in representing family, each other, teammates, friends and the Mountaineer community.” - Lisa Stoia (2000-03)

“You will learn more lessons in four years at WVU than you will learn for many years to come. These lessons learned cannot be taught in any classroom, but can only be experienced as a player in the women’s soccer program. I learned how to overcome weaknesses, both mentally and physically. As a co-captain who only started one game and scored only one goal (it was an awesome goal), I learned how to be an effective leader and influence those around

“Making the decision to attend WVU was the easiest choice I’ve ever had to make. From the moment I stepped on campus, it felt like home. The university embraces all that is WVU, from academics to athletics. The soccer team was beginning to build a tradition of strength, integrity and pride, and I knew everything coach Izzo-Brown reflected on her players was the type of player I wanted to be. Not only does the WVU program instill the values of a strong soccer player, it also builds the foundation to a successful future outside of the collegiate athletics. To look back at my WVU career and know I played at the highest level I could is the most gratifying feeling a player could ever wish for. I miss my days at WVU, and will forever cherish the memories of the being a member of the women’s soccer program.” - Laura Finley (2000-03)

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me through hard work. Nikki Izzo-Brown is the glue of this program and she will cheer for you through the best of times, but she’ll cheer even louder through the bad times. I cannot thank her enough for encouraging me and sticking with me throughout my Mountaineer career.” - Shawna Toth (1999-2002)


Mountaineer Alumni “My career at West Virginia University was something far more than I had expected. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to play right away as a freshman and help be a part of something special for years to come. The coaching staff during my career played a large part in the success I was able to achieve. The life lessons that were taught through the game of soccer, both on and off the field, will forever be the foundation that made me the player I was, and the person I am today.” - Katie Barnes (1998-2001)

“Being a student-athlete at West Virginia was one of the most rewarding decisions I have ever made. Through hard work and goal setting, we surpassed expectations and always believed in one another. The coaching staff pushed me to be the very best both in the classroom and on the field. I still consider my teammates family and have lasting friendships that go beyond the game. Being a Mountaineer impacted my life in ways I never would have imagined. I am truly grateful for the opportunity and will always cherish my time wearing the Old Gold and Blue.” - Nikki (Garzon) Goodenow (1997-98)

“Attending WVU and meeting my coaches and teammates changed my life forever. Being on the women’s soccer team played a large role in who I am today. It tested my strength not only physically, but also mentally and emotionally. For my college years, the girls were my family. Proudly, we are still family today. I truthfully believe I am a better person for having West Virginia women’s soccer in my life.” - Ann (Sorensen) Ross (1996-99)

“My experience playing women’s soccer at West Virginia University was one that is very memorable and inspiring. As a member of the inaugural team, I look back and treasure the challenges I faced and the amazing opportunities throughout my four years. Not only was I able to capitalize on my skills at a high level of competition, I also learned a lot about myself from the leadership of coach Nikki IzzoBrown. Overall, my experience is one I refer back to frequently in my everyday life as I continue on as a physical educator and soccer coach. I am absolutely proud to be a Mountaineer.” - Rena (Lippa) Lindsay (1996-98)

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NCAA Success

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program. Coach Nikki Izzo-Brown has built a one-time infant program into one of the nation’s elite. Establishing stability has been a trademark of Izzo-Brown’s time with the Mountaineers.

WVU enters the 2010 season having made

an appearance in each of the last 10 NCAA tournaments, the country’s ninth-best streak. In fact, the Mountaineers are one of only two BIG EAST programs to compete in every NCAA tournament since 2000.

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Nikki Izzo-Brown >> Head Coach >> Season: 15th >> Hometown: Rochester, N.Y. >> Alma Mater: Rochester, ‘92 >> Career Record: 202-82-31 Entering her 15th season as the only coach in the history of Mountaineer women’s soccer, coach Nikki Izzo-Brown has built a one-time infant program into one of the nation’s elite. In her previous 14 seasons, Izzo-Brown has coached seven players who went on to play professionally, 14 All-Americans, 10 Academic All-Americans, seven BIG EAST Players of the Year and two BIG EAST Rookies of the Year. The Mountaineers enter the 2010 season having made an appearance in each of the last 10 NCAA tournaments, the country’s ninth-longest streak. To date, Izzo-Brown has led the Mountaineers to an impressive 189-77-31 overall record and a 73-38-16 BIG EAST mark that includes four regular season divisional titles and a tournament championship. Izzo-Brown’s teams have been a consistent force in the national rankings, including a top 10 appearance during the early portions of the 2009 season. Entering the 2010 season, she ranks 20th among NCAA Division I coaches all-time with a .691 winning percentage (includes one year at West Virginia Wesleyan). Izzo-Brown has never had a losing season as head coach and has led WVU to 10-consecutive 10-plus win seasons.

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A year ago, West Virginia advanced to the NCAA second round for the seventh time in the last 10 years. WVU faced eight Top 25 opponents in 2009, a season in which Izzo-Brown picked up her 200th career win. Five Mountaineers earned all-BIG EAST honors and midfielder Carolyn Blank earned second team All-America recognition. The 2008 team tied the school record for fewest losses in a season with three defeats, in large part to the success of a talented senior class. Defender Greer Barnes and midfielder Blank earned All-America honors, while six Mountaineers earned allBIG EAST recognition. The freshman class showed promise, as the rookies accounted for 19 of the team’s 45 goals on the season. In 2007, forward Ashley Banks added to Izzo-Brown’s collection of major award winners. Banks, the 2004 BIG EAST Rookie of the Year, continued her on-field success and was named the 2007 BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year and a Hermann Trophy finalist. She joined Katie Barnes (2000-01) and Chrissie Abbott (2002) as offensive player of the year recipients for WVU. Izzo-Brown’s tutelage extends to the midfield where, in 2002 and 2003, Lisa Stoia became the first midfielder in BIG EAST history to earn back-to-back midfielder of the year honors. Blank added a BIG EAST

Midfielder of the Year award in 2008. The 2007 season was memorable for the NSCAA/adidas and Soccer Buzz Mid-Atlantic Regional Coach of the Year. WVU was ranked every week throughout the season as it tied a school record for wins with 18. Izzo-Brown’s Mountaineers advanced to the program’s first NCAA Elite Eight after winning BIG EAST regular season and tournament titles. A Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium attendance record was established with well over 3,000 fans for the NCAA Elight Eight contest with USC. Three players earned All-America status and six were named all-BIG EAST, and the team earned an NSCAA Team Academic Award (3.0 GPA or higher) for their sixth-straight year. Izzo-Brown also spent time after the 2007 season with USA Soccer as an assistant coach with the U-20 National Team. She teamed with head coach Jill Ellis to identify candidates to represent the United States at the 2008 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup. Four seasons ago, Izzo-Brown won another BIG EAST regular season divisional crown and took her high-powered offense to the NCAA tournament for the seventh-straight season as WVU scored a school-record 55 goals in 21 games. Those 2006 Mountaineers also displayed a stingy defense that shutout 13 opponents over the course of the season, including eight BIG EAST foes. In 2005, the Mountaineers posted a 7-0 home record at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium en route to making it to the second round of the NCAA tournament. WVU played a total of six ranked teams in 19 matches – including eventual national champion Portland before heading to tournament. In 2004, the Rochester, N.Y., native coached a youthful Mountaineer squad to its fifth-straight 15-win season with a 15-6-0 overall record. She saw her fourth All-American develop as forward Laura Kane earned the nod from the NSCAA after an eightgoal, nine-assist senior season. Likewise, the Mountaineers advanced to the second


round of the NCAA tournament for the third year in a row. Izzo-Brown took a senior-led squad to West Virginia’s first Sweet 16 appearance in 2003. The Mountaineers posted a 17-4-2 record en route to their fourth-straight NCAA tournament appearance. She directed West Virginia to an 183-1 record, the most wins in school history, and the program’s first BIG EAST MidAtlantic division title in 2002. The Mountaineers also received their third-consecutive invitation to the NCAA tournament, and defeated Loyola (Md.) 3-0 in the first round to advance in national tournament play for the first time in program history. For her efforts, Izzo-Brown was named BIG EAST Coach of the Year, her secondconsecutive year receiving the honor, as well as Mid-Atlantic Regional Coach of the Year by both the NSCAA and Soccer Buzz. It was just two seasons earlier that Izzo-Brown led WVU to the school’s firstever NCAA tournament berth and was named 2000 NSCAA/adidas Mid-Atlantic Regional Coach of the Year. The Mountaineers finished fourth in the Mid-Atlantic Division in 2000 with a 3-3 BIG EAST record (15-6 overall). Four members of that team earned spots on BIG EAST all-conference teams, including BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year Barnes and co-BIG EAST Rookie of the Year Stoia. In 1997, just her second season, IzzoBrown led the Mountaineers to an 11-6-2 overall mark and a 4-6-1 BIG EAST record. In WVU’s inaugural season, Izzo-Brown led a young team to an amazing 10-7-2 overall record and a 4-4-1 BIG EAST mark.

Year 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Total

Record 13-5-0 10-7-2 11-6-2 11-6-2 9-9-1 15-6-0 15-5-1 18-3-1 17-4-2 15-6-0 12-6-3 14-4-3 18-5-2 14-3-6 10-7-6 202-82-31

WVU finished fifth in the conference, surprising BIG EAST coaches, whose preseason prediction picked the fledgling Mountaineers to finish dead last. Soccer Buzz ranked West Virginia as the eighth-best new program in the nation. In addition, Izzo-Brown’s first season at WVU produced a BIG EAST all-Rookie team member in defender Stacey Sollmann. Izzo-Brown’s biggest products thus far have been WVU’s all-time leading scorer Abbott and all-time leading assist-maker Stoia, and two-time All-American Blank. West Virginia’s first Hermann Trophy nominee, Abbott, was a two-time All-American for Izzo-Brown as well as a two-time Soccer Buzz Player of the Year finalist. Also a twotime All-American, Stoia led the Mountaineers in assists in two of her four seasons at WVU. Both Abbott and Stoia started all 87 matches in their respective careers.

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Paving the way for the success of Abbott and Stoia, Barnes was the first Mountaineer women’s soccer player to be named an NSCAA/adidas first team AllAmerican and captured two-straight BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year awards. Barnes was drafted with the first pick of the second (ninth overall) round of the 2002 Women’s United Soccer Association (WUSA) professional draft by the Carolina Courage and also played for the San Jose CyberRays. The following year Rachel Kruze joined Barnes in the WUSA. Kruze became Izzo-Brown’s second WUSA player when she was drafted by the Philadelphia Charge on February 2, 2003. During her coaching tenure, several Mountaineers have participated in the national team scene with Barnes being selected to the team that won the 2001 Nordic Cup. Most recently, Blank was a

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member of the U.S. pool and Nicole Mailloux in the Canadian pool last summer. Current team members Bry McCarthy and Caroline Szwed have participated in Canadian U-20 training camps, with McCarthy making a full National Team appearance in 2010. Izzo-Brown’s intensity speaks for itself. Just ask her players and they will tell you she demands the most out of them. You can see it in her eyes; you can hear it in her voice. Izzo-Brown wants to win and will accept no less out of herself, her coaching staff and her players. As a player, Izzo-Brown attained AllAmerica status at Rochester, where she was a four-year starter from 1989-92. During that span, Izzo-Brown helped the Yellowjackets to a 58-10-9 record and four-straight NCAA tournament appearances. In 1991, as a junior, she led Rochester to a 16-4-2 mark and a spot in the NCAA championship game. During her career at Rochester, IzzoBrown also earned all-East, all-region and all-league honors, while meriting Dean’s List recognition all four years. Following her senior campaign, she won the prestigious Meryle Spurrier Award, which recognizes Rochester’s top female athlete based on leadership, academics and athletics. Izzo-Brown graduated from Rochester in the spring of 1993 with a degree in

psychology. That fall, she was named assistant coach at West Virginia Wesleyan, where she continued her winning ways by helping the Bobcats to a 12-7 record. Izzo-Brown was elevated to head coach in 1994 and took Wesleyan to a 13-5 mark and a spot in the NAIA national tournament. While coaching at the Buckhannon, W.Va., school, Izzo-Brown earned her master’s of business administration degree in 1994. Izzo-Brown accepted her greatest challenge on August 3, 1995, when WVU Director of Athletics Ed Pastilong named her the first head coach of West Virginia’s women’s soccer team. In addition to her duties at WVU, Izzo-Brown is certified as an advanced national level coach by the NSCAA, has her USSF “B” liscense and is a region I senior staff Olympic Development member. She has served on several regional and national ranking committees for the NSCAA. She is also qualified internationally with her Brazilian, KNVB and Czech Republic In May 2010, Izzo-Brown was named to the West Virginia Executive Sports Hall of Fame. She and her husband, Joe, have three daughters – Samantha, Gracie and Gabriella.

All-Americans Under Nikki Izzo-Brown Carolyn Blank (2008, 2009) Greer Barnes (2008, 2007) Ashley Banks (2007) Amanda Cicchini (2007) Deana Everrett (2006) Laura Kane (2004) Lisa Stoia (2003, 2002) Chrissie Abbott (2003, 2002) Katie Barnes (2001, 2000) Academic All-Americans Under Nikki Izzo-Brown Ashley Banks (2007) Kim Bonilla (2007) Marisa Kanela (2005) Ashley Weimer (2004) Laura Kane (2004, 2003) Melissa Haire (2002, 2001) Christen Seaman (2002) Stacey Sollmann (1997) BIG EAST Players of the Year Under Nikki Izzo-Brown Carolyn Blank (Midfielder - 2008) Ashley Banks (Offensive - 2007) Ashley Banks (Rookie - 2004) Lisa Stoia (Midfielder - 2002, 2003) Chrissie Abbott (Offensive - 2002) Katie Barnes (Offensive - 2000, 2001) Lisa Stoia (Rookie - 2000) Professional Players Under Nikki Izzo-Brown Greer Barnes (WPS) Katie Barnes (WUSA, USL) Carolyn Blank (WPS) Kim Bonilla (Sweden, USL) Laura Kane (Sweden, USL) Rachel Kruze (WUSA, Iceland, USL) Lisa Stoia (WPS, USL)

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Teams Izzo-Brown Has Beaten As WVU Head Coach Arizona Auburn Binghamton Boston College Bowling Green Canisius Central Connecticut Central Michigan Cincinnati Colgate Connecticut Dayton DePaul Duquesne Georgetown George Mason Hofstra Jacksonville State James Madison Kentucky Louisville Loyola Marymount

Loyola (Md.) Marquette Marshall Miami (Fla.) Michigan State Mount St. Mary’s Navy New Hampshire Notre Dame Ohio Ohio State Old Dominion Penn State Pitt Princeton Providence Purdue Radford Rhode Island Richmond Robert Morris Rutgers

St. Bonaventure St. Francis (Pa.) St. John’s St. Louis Seton Hall Southern Methodist Syracuse Tennessee Towson UCF USF Villanova Virginia Virginia Commonwealth Virginia Tech Washington Western Michigan William & Mary Wyoming Xavier Yale Youngstown State

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Lisa Stoia >> Assistant Coach >> Season: Fourth >> Hometown: Shirley, N.Y. >> Alma Mater: West Virginia, ‘03 Lisa Stoia begins her fourth year at her alma mater. The Mountaineers have thrived under Stoia’s assistance, winning a pair of BIG EAST division titles and making three trips to the NCAA tournament. The former conference player of the year has developed WVU’s midfield, where Carolyn Blank twice earned All-America honors (2008-09). Blank also became the first Mountaineer since Stoia to be named BIG EAST Midfielder of the Year. Midfielders on WVU’s 2009 team scored 32 percent of the team’s goals and accounted for 50 percent of the team’s assists. A year ago, Stoia played in the 2009 Women’s Professional Soccer league after being drafted with the 48th overall pick by the Saint Louis Athletica. In the WPS’ inaugural season, Stoia helped the Athletica to a second-place finish and WPS Super Semifinal playoff appearance.

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In 2007, WVU advanced deep into postseason play, making a trip to the school’s first NCAA Elite Eight. She also helped midfielder Amanda Cicchini earn All-America honors. Stoia spent the 2005 and 2006 seasons as an assistant coach at Jacksonville, where she helped guide the Dolphins to a 2006 NCAA tournament berth. The Dolphins posted their first double-digit win total since 2002 and earned their second Atlantic Sun Championship in school history. She was active in securing the Atlantic Sun’s top recruiting class according to Soccer Buzz magazine, which picked Jacksonville’s 2007 class as best in the conference. JU players benefited from Stoia’s two seasons of leadership as four Dolphins picked up all-conference recognition and forward Keri Zwikker earned 2005 Atlantic Sun Freshman of the Year honors.

In the summer, Stoia competed for two seasons as a midfielder with the Boston Renegades in the Women’s United Soccer League. In 2006, she led the team and ranked second in the league with 11 assists. She also ranked fifth in the league with 29 points and finished with nine goals on the season. Prior to JU, Stoia served as a student assistant coach in 2004 at WVU. That season, she helped the program to its fifth-consecutive NCAA tournament appearance, including a first-round win over SMU. A four-year letterwinner at West Virginia from 2000-03, Stoia set Mountaineer career records for assists (32) and matches played and started (87). As a senior, she set a program record with 12 assists and was second on the squad with seven goals and 26 points en route to BIG EAST Midfielder of the Year along with NSCAA and Soccer Buzz All-America accolades. Stoia earned NSCAA and Soccer Buzz second team All-America honors, BIG EAST Midfielder of the Year and first team all-BIG EAST recognition as a junior after finishing with eight goals, 10 assists and 26 points. As a sophomore, she earned Soccer Buzz honorable mention All-America, Soccer Buzz first team all-Region, NSCAA/adidas second team all-region and first team allBIG EAST accolades after tallying four goals and four assists. Stoia also earned NSCAA/ adidas third team all-Mid-Atlantic region and BIG EAST co-Rookie of the Year honors as a freshman. Stoia was also a member of the United States Women’s U-21 National Team in 2003. A native of Shirley, N.Y., Stoia earned her bachelor’s degree in sport management from West Virginia in 2003 and her MBA from Jacksonville in 2007.


Marisa Kanela >> Assistant Coach >> Season: First >> Hometown: Wantagh, N.Y. >> Alma Mater: West Virginia, ‘07 Marisa Kanela enters her first season as an assistant coach with the Mountaineer women’s soccer team. Kanela has spent the last three seasons as a volunteer with the Mountaineers, assisting Izzo-Brown and her staff in a variety of roles on and off the field. She witnessed the program’s first BIG EAST championship in 2007 while assisting with administrative tasks, team travel, on-campus visits, gameday management, academic tutoring, practice sessions and other duties. Since 2005, Kanela has been active in the state’s youth soccer programs, coaching several West Virginia United club teams, including U-13, U-16 and U-18 teams. She has also worked as the state’s Region 1 coach for the West Virginia Olympic Development Program for the past three years.

Kanela spent one season with the West Virginia Illusion, a former member of the W-League, as an assistant coach. She also spent time as a player/coach with the Illusion during its inaugural season and worked out at the 2008 Women’s Professional Soccer Combine in Tampa, Fla. She has served as a youth soccer coach and personal trainer at Pro Performance Rx in Morgantown from 2006-08. At Pro, Kanela ran private soccer lessons, conducted clinics for players ages four-12 and instituted a summer soccer camp program. Kanela holds Level I & II regional and state goalkeeping licenses and National Youth Soccer Association G & D coaching licenses. A member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) since 2007, she has worked WVU’s soccer camp for girls since 2002.

Kanela earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education/health education from WVU in 2007 and a master’s degree in physical education/teacher education in 2009. A four-year letterwinner from 2002-05, Kanela participated in four NCAA tournaments at WVU while being named an NSCAA Scholar All-American, BIG EAST Academic All-Star, Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll member and Aéropostale/BIG EAST institutional women’s scholar-athlete of the year. She ranks in the school’s Top 10 record book for career goals, assists and points and led the 2004 and 2005 teams in scoring. A two-time NSCAA all-region selection, Kanela earned first team all-BIG EAST honors in 2005, second team honors in 2004 and was an all-rookie team pick in 2002. The former New York State Gatorade Player of the Year was team captain of the 2005 WVU soccer team.

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Cristian Materazzi >> Volunteer Assistant >> Season: First >> Hometown: Seal Beach, Calif. Cristian Materazzi enters his first season as a volunteer assistant with the nationally ranked West Virginia women’s soccer team. He will serve as WVU’s goalkeeper coach, while assisting in daily training sessions and game preparation with the team. Materazzi has spent the last two seasons working with the West Virginia Olympic Development Program and the West Virginia United club team. Last season, he served as a volunteer assistant with the women’s soccer team at

Alderson Broaddus College in Philippi, W.Va. From 2004-08, Materazzi was an assistant and goalkeeper coach at Cal State Monterey Bay for the men’s and women’s soccer programs. Materazzi played professionally for one season with the California Gold, a United Soccer Leauge PDL team. He also spent the 2004 season working with Club America, a Mexican Primera Division team. As a player at Cal State Monterey Bay, Materazzi was a standout player on Otter teams from 1998-2002. He led his 2002 team

to the school’s first conference championship title. Materazzi was named first team all-conference and second team all-region while recording a school record 10 shutouts.

Liz Bunn Assistant Athletic Trainer

Jerry Handley Assistant Strength Coach

Erica Wycherley Educational Counselor

Tricia Lanum Assistant Equipment Manager

Bubba Schmidt Equipment Manager

Dr. Ben Moorehead Team Physician

Dr. Matt Lively Medical Director

Tim Goodenow Assistant Sports Publications Director

Theo Egbele Student Manager

Tori Palomares Student Manager

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2010 Rosters ALPHABETICAL No. Name 19 Amanda Anton 6 Drea Barklage 25 Morgan Betscher 0 Kerri Butler 10 Steph Carpenter 14 Chelsey Corroto 23 Cassandra Deitrick 00 Nicolette DeLaurentis 1 Emily Dillon 17 Erica Henderson 18 Kristen Felice 15 Sara Keane 16 Marialye Laramee-Trottier 5 Ashtin Larkin 2 Katie Lenz 12 Meghan Lewis 33 Bry McCarthy 21 Sydney Metheny 3 Blake Miller 7 Megan Mischler 4 Bri Rodriguez 9 Frances Silva 22 Mallory Smith 8 Caroline Szwed 13 Casey Vornadore

Cl. Fr. Jr. Jr. Sr. So. Jr. Sr. So. Fr. r-Jr. r-Sr. r-Fr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Jr. So. Sr. Jr. Sr. So. Fr. So. So. Fr.

Pos. F D F GK M F F F F F M GK D M F D D F F F M F D M M

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

Hometown Rochester Hills, Mich. St. Louis, Mo. Decatur, Ill. Fredericksburg, Va. Mays Landing, N.J. Hilliard, Ohio Newark, Del. Sicklerville, N.J. Long Beach, Calif. Rochester, N.Y. Patchogue, N.Y. Mt. Laurel, N.J. Quebec City, Quebec Cerritos, Calif. Mechanicsburg, Pa. Naperville, Ill. Ajax, Ontario Elkins, W.Va. St. Louis, Mo. Moon Township, Pa. Aurora, Ill. Overland Park, Kan. Hamden, Conn. Oakville, Ontario Fairfax, Va.

High School Rochester Incarnate Word Academy MacArthur Courtland Holy Spirit Hilliard Davidson Sanford Gloucester Catholic Wilson Aquinas Patchogue Medford Bishop Eustace Prep Georges-Vanier Cerritos Trinity Neuqua Valley Pickering Elkins Incarnate Word Academy Moon Township Waubonsie Valley Blue Valley North Hamden Hall Country Day St. Ignatius of Loyola Paul VI Catholic

Head Coach: Nikki Izzo-Brown (15th Season) Assistant Coaches: Lisa Stoia (Fourth Season), Marisa Kanela (First Season) Volunteer Assistant: Cristian Materazzi (First Season)

NUMERICAL No. Name 00 Nicolette DeLaurentis 0 Kerri Butler 1 Emily Dillon 2 Katie Lenz 3 Blake Miller 4 Bri Rodriguez 5 Ashtin Larkin 6 Drea Barklage 7 Megan Mischler 8 Caroline Szwed 9 Frances Silva 10 Steph Carpenter 12 Meghan Lewis 13 Casey Vornadore 14 Chelsey Corroto 15 Sara Keane 16 Marialye Laramee-Trottier 17 Erica Henderson 18 Kristen Felice 19 Amanda Anton 21 Sydney Metheny 22 Mallory Smith 23 Cassandra Deitrick 25 Morgan Betscher 33 Bry McCarthy

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Cl. So. Sr. Fr. Fr. Jr. So. Sr. Jr. Sr. So. Fr. So. Jr. Fr. Jr. r-Fr. Fr. r-Jr. r-Sr. Fr. Sr. So. Sr. Jr. So.

Pos. Ht. Hometown F 5-3 Sicklerville, N.J. GK 5-8 Fredericksburg, Va. F 5-6 Long Beach, Calif. F 5-6 Mechanicsburg, Pa. F 5-6 St. Louis, Mo. M 5-3 Aurora, Ill. M 5-2 Cerritos, Calif. D 5-3 St. Louis, Mo. F 5-5 Moon Township, Pa. M 5-7 Oakville, Ontario F 5-4 Overland Park, Kan. M 5-7 Mays Landing, N.J. D 5-4 Naperville, Ill. M 5-4 Fairfax, Va. F 5-1 Hilliard, Ohio GK 5-9 Mt. Laurel, N.J. D 5-9 Quebec City, Quebec F 5-9 Rochester, N.Y. M 5-3 Patchogue, N.Y. F 5-10 Rochester Hills, Mich. F 5-2 Elkins, W.Va. D 5-11 Hamden, Conn. F 5-0 Newark, Del. F 5-9 Decatur, Ill. D 5-0 Ajax, Ontario

By State/Country Canada......................... 3 Illinois . ............................ 3 New Jersey..................... 3 California........................ 2 Missouri........................... 2 New York........................ 2 Pennsylvania.................. 2 Virginia............................ 2 Connecticut.................. 1 Delaware....................... 1 Kansas............................ 1 Michigan........................ 1 Ohio................................ 1 West Virginia.................. 1

By Class Seniors............................. 6 Juniors............................. 6 Sophomores................... 6 Freshmen........................ 7

By Position Forwards....................... 12 Midfielders...................... 6 Defenders...................... 5 Goalkeepers.................. 2

Pronunciation Guide Morgan Betscher.................................................. bet-churr Chelsey Corroto...................................................core-otto Nicolette DeLaurentis................................. day-lore-entiss Kristen Felice.........................................................Fuh-lease Marialye Laramee-Trottier.....mary-L..... laramee-trot-T-air Sydney Metheny......................................... muh-theen-ee Caroline Szwed.............................................................sVed Coach Marisa Kanela......................................... kuh-nella Coach Lisa Stoia......................................................stoy-uh


2010 Photo Roster (does not include incoming freshmen)

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Nicolette DeLaurentis So. • F • 5-3 Sicklerville, N.J.

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Kerri Butler Sr. • GK • 5-8 Fredericksburg, Va.

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Drea Barklage Jr. • D • 5-3 St. Louis, Mo.

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Chelsey Corroto Jr. • F • 5-1 Hilliard, Ohio

Ashtin Larkin Sr. • M • 5-2 Cerritos, Calif.

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Caroline Szwed So. • M • 5-7 Oakville, Ontario

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Steph Carpenter So. • M • 5-7 Mays Landing, N.J.

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Erica Henderson r-Jr. • F • 5-9 Rochester, N.Y.

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Bri Rodriguez So. • M • 5-3 Aurora, Ill.

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Sara Keane r-Fr. • GK • 5-9 Mt. Laurel, N.J.

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Blake Miller Jr. • F • 5-6 St. Louis, Mo.

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Megan Mischler Sr. • F • 5-5 Moon Township, Pa.

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Kristen Felice r-Sr. • M • 5-3 Patchogue, N.Y.

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Meghan Lewis Jr. • D • 5-4 Naperville, Ill.

Sydney Metheny Sr. • F • 5-2 Elkins, W.Va.

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Mallory Smith So. • D • 5-11 Hamden, Conn.

Cassandra Deitrick Sr. • F • 5-0 Newark, Del.

Morgan Betscher Jr. • F • 5-9 Decatur, Ill.

Bry McCarthy So. • D • 5-0 Ajax, Ontario

Nikki Izzo-Brown Head Coach 15th Season

Lisa Stoia Assistant Coach Fourth Season

Marisa Kanela Assistant Coach First Season

Cristian Materazzi Volunteer Assistant First Season

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Kerri Butler 0 >> Position: Goalkeeper >> Year: Senior >> Height: 5-8 >> Hometown: Fredericksburg, Va. >> Major: Exercise Physiology At West Virginia In 2009 Registered 12 shutouts with 72 saves, starting all 23 matches … goals-against average (0.67) ranked 30th in the nation … 72 stops were most in a season by a WVU goalie since 2003 … season minutes, totaling 2161:10, were the most by any goalie in school history … against Ohio State, worked all 110 minutes, making two saves in the shutout … earned BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week (8/24) honors … the Mountaineers have opened the season with a shutout in four-consecutive seasons … made five saves in back-to-back contests against Penn State and BYU … three saves and one goal allowed in 1-1 double overtime draw at No. 9 Virginia … named to Virginia NIKE Soccer Classic all-tournament team … picked up third and fourth shutouts of the season in 1-0 wins over Tennessee and Marquette … five saves at USF ... three saves in shutout win over DePaul ... totaled four saves in back-to-back shutouts against Syracuse and No. 11 St. John’s ... clean sheet against the Red Storm was 25th of her career ... two saves in scoreless draw at Villanova ... was outstanding in making career-high nine saves in shutout win at Connecticut ... against Providence, made six stops for 10th shutout of the season ... great off her line in shutout win at No. 9 Rutgers … did not allow a goal in 90 minutes of NCAA first round match against Loyola (Md.) … made three stops in final contest of season at Wake Forest.

Butler’s Career Numbers Year M MS 2007 13 11 2008 22 22 2009 23 23 Career 58 56

Min 1089:27 2106:41 2161:10 5357:18

At West Virginia in 2008 2008 Soccer Buzz second team all-Mid-Atlantic Region … started 22 matches, missing only the Pitt contest with a sprained knee … posted a record of 13-3-6 … goals-against average of 0.56 ranks second-best in school history and third-best among all BIG EAST goalies in 2008 … 11 shutouts on the season, the most by any BIG EAST goalkeeper … made season-high three saves in eight different matches … faced 10 shots against Santa Clara and Tennessee … helped team get fifth shutout of season in upset of No. 6 Virginia, making three saves … WVU’s defense posted back-to-back shutouts in conference play three times … earned back-to-back shutouts in homestand with Providence and Connecticut … closed out the regular season with a pair of shutouts at Marquette and at USF … named to TopDrawerSoccer Team of the Week on Oct. 27 … faced a season-high 11 shot attempts from Connecticut in BIG EAST semifinals. At West Virginia in 2007 Strong rookie year, posting a record of 9-1-1 with seven shutouts … 2007 BIG EAST Championship all-tournament team … first career action against Xavier, logging 30 minutes without a save … played final 31 minutes at No. 17 Connecticut … made first career start at Georgetown, WVU’s 15th game of the season … registered first career save in the 5-3 win over the Hoyas … recorded first career shutout at Villanova with three saves … Butler and the WVU defense posted a

GA 7 13 16 36

GA Avg. 0.58 0.56 0.67 0.60

second-straight shutout in a 2-0 win over USF … three saves in a 3-1 win over Marquette, giving WVU its second-straight BIG EAST American Division title ... fourth shutout of the season against Louisville in BIG EAST semifinals ... five saves in draw against Notre Dame in BIG EAST finals ... penalty kick save against 2006 National Player of the Year Kerri Hanks in shootout victory ... career-best six saves at Penn State ... five saves and one goal allowed against eventual national champion USC … helped defense tie school record for shutouts with 13 … allowed only two goals in seven postseason games. In High School All-district and all-region goalkeeper as a freshman and sophomore at Courtland High ... honorable mention all-state in 2004 ... first team all-state selection in 2005 ... set high school records for most shutouts in one season (12) and least amount of goals given up in one season (0.60) ... played two seasons on the Virginia state ODP team ... played club for the SYA Elite … three-year honor roll member. Personal Daughter of Diane and John Butler ... one of three children ... birthday is September 15 … father was a high school All-America goalkeeper and all-conference player at Massachusetts Maritime Academy ... majoring in exercise physiology … BIG EAST Academic All-Star.

Saves Shutouts 29 7 43 11 72 12 144 30

Butler’s Single Game Career Highs Saves 9 at Connecticut (10/23/09) Goals Against 3, three times, most recent at Wake Forest (11/15/09) Minutes Played 110:00, 13 times, most recent at Connecticut (10/23/09)

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Cassandra Deitrick 23 >> Position: Midfielder >> Year: Senior >> Height: 5-0 >> Hometown: Newark, Del. >> Major: Psychology At West Virginia In 2009 Added depth at midfield position … battled injuries late in junior season … saw action in two contests … played 15 minutes in 4-0 home win over Duquesne … made brief appearance at No. 9 Virginia.

At West Virginia in 2008 Logged 19 minutes as a sophomore … saw five minutes of action against BIG EAST foe Pitt … worked 14 minutes in shutout win over Syracuse.

At West Virginia in 2007 Saw action in two early-season games … worked three minutes in season-opening win over Bowling Green … logged 14 minutes in 5-1 win over Xavier.

Deitrick’s Career Numbers Year M MS S 2007 2 0 0 2008 2 0 0 2009 2 0 0 Career 6 0 0

G 0 0 0 0

In High School Soccer Buzz Top 150 recruit ... 2006 Gatorade state player of the year ... three-time all-state selection at Sanford High ... played three years on the Delaware ODP team and spent two years in the ‘89 Region I pool ... played club for the Spirit United Gaels ... 2006 EPYSA and Region I champs and 2006 National Championship runner-up … all-conference swimmer and all-state performer in field hockey … class president all four years. Personal Daughter of Kathy and Paul Deitrick ... has one sibling … birthday is May 1 … father played football at Ohio Northern ... majoring in psychology … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll member.

GWG 0 0 0 0

A 0 0 0 0

Pts 0 0 0 0

C/E 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0

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Kristen Felice 18 >> Position: Midfielder >> Year: r-Senior >> Height: 5-3 >> Hometown: Patchogue, N.Y. >> Major: Forensic Science At West Virginia In 2009 Slowed by injuries in junior campaign … appeared in only one match … played 11 minutes in home win over Duquesne. At West Virginia in 2008 Saw action in two regular-season matches … worked five minutes in BIG EAST opener against Pitt … logged eight minutes in shutout win over Syracuse. At West Virginia in 2007 Spent the season as a redshirt … hampered with hamstring injury throughout the season. At West Virginia in 2006 Appeared in four games for the Mountaineers … played at forward late against Richmond … also saw action on offense against Binghamton, St. Bonaventure and Syracuse.

Felice’s Career Numbers Year M MS 2006 4 0 2007 redshirt 2008 2 0 2009 1 0 Career 7 0

In High School A two-time captain for coach Anthony Pannizzo at Patchogue-Medford High … named team MVP as a junior and senior … earned all-county honors both junior and senior years … all-league as a sophomore … LIJSL ODP Select team for four years … also named to the all-county track team for the triple jump and holds high school’s record for the event. Personal Daughter of Stephen and Patricia Felice … one sister and two brothers … birthday is June 16 … majoring in forensic science … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll member.

S 0

G 0

GWG 0

A 0

Pts 0

C/E 0/0

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

0/0 0/0 0/0

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Ashtin Larkin

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>> Position: Midfielder >> Year: Senior >> Height: 5-2 >> Hometown: Cerritos, Calif. >> Major: Criminology At West Virginia In 2009 Appeared in 21 matches as a junior with increasing minutes off the bench … saw 20-plus minutes in 15 contests … scored first career goal, a game-winner, a career-best 46 minutes against Tennessee … strong effort in 34 minutes played at Pitt … one shot in 26 minutes at USF ... played 25 minutes against No. 8 Notre Dame ... two shots in home win over Syracuse ... logged 28 minutes with one shot in upset win over No. 11 St. John’s ... solid 24 minutes in 0-0 draw at Connecticut … in BIG EAST semifinal against Marquette, worked 24 minutes … good bench minutes in both NCAA tournament matches. At West Virginia in 2008 Saw action in six matches, logging 98 minutes as a sophomore … played 25 minutes against Pitt and 30 against Syracuse … took one shot against BIG EAST foe Providence … gave 15 valuable minutes off the bench in BIG EAST semifinal win over Louisville. At West Virginia in 2007 Appeared in eight games as a rookie … worked 40 minutes in season-opening win over Bowling Green … played 12 solid minutes off the bench at No. 9 Virginia … recorded two shots and first career assist in win over Xavier … logged a season-

Larkin’s Career Numbers Year M MS 2007 8 0 2008 6 0 2009 21 0 Career 35 0

S 2 1 9 12

G 0 0 1 1

high 57 minutes in 3-1 win at Pitt … played 12 minutes in NCAA round one win over Navy. In High School Attended Cerritos High, but played soccer for the Slammers Futbol Club ... 2005-06 USYSA national champions ... 2000, 2002-03 state cup champions ... 2002-03 Far West regional champions ... 2002 Surf Cup champions ... 2005 Jefferson Cup champions ... five-time Slammers Futbol Classic champions … National Honor Society member … named to the Who’s Who Among American High School Students ... also excelled at basketball as point guard. Personal Daughter of Kym and Fred Larkin ... has one sibling ... birthday is September 5 … majoring in criminology … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll member … selected to represent WVU at 2009 NCAA National Student-Athlete Development Conference in Orlando, Fla. … 2010 McNair Scholar.

GWG 0 0 1 1

A 1 0 0 1

Pts 1 0 2 3

C/E 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0

Larkin’s Single Game Career Highs Shots 2, twice, most recent vs. Tennessee (09/20/09) Shots on Goal 2, vs. Tennessee (09/20/09) Goals 1, vs. Tennessee (09/20/09) Assists 1, vs. Xavier (09/16/07) Points 2, vs. Tennessee (09/20/09)

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Sydney Metheny 21 >> Position: Forward >> Year: Senior >> Height: 5-2 >> Hometown: Elkins, W.Va. >> Major: Psychology At West Virginia In 2009 Added depth at forward position as a junior … appeared in 14 of 23 matches … eight-plus minutes in eight contests … logged 14 minutes against Ohio State and Duquesne … took one shot in regular-season matchup versus Marquette … played a season-high 21 minutes at BIG EAST foe Georgetown … worked 17 minutes in NCAA tournament first-round action against Loyola (Md.). At West Virginia in 2008 Saw action in four matches, logging 27 minutes … worked 10 minutes against Pitt in BIG EAST opener … scored first collegiate goal against Syracuse … played 10 minutes in win over the Orange.

In High School Four-time all-conference selection at Elkins High ... three-time all-state performer ... 2005 state champions ... 2004 state runners-up ... 2006 soccer coaches association’s state player of the year ... played club for West Virginia Vision ... four-time state cup champions ... MVP of 2004 regional tournament … National Honor Society member … National Spanish Honor Society member … played basketball and ran track and cross country. Personal Daughter of Martha and Jerry Metheny ... has two siblings ... birthday is November 9 … father played baseball at WVU ... majoring in psychology.

At West Virginia in 2007 Appeared in three games as a freshman … logged 11 minutes in season-opening win over Bowling Green … converted successful penalty kick try in BIG EAST Championship win over Notre Dame … took one shot in seven minutes of action against Navy in NCAA first-round action.

Metheny’s Career Numbers Year M MS S 2007 3 0 1 2008 4 0 2 2009 14 0 1 Career 21 0 4

G 0 1 0 1

GWG 0 0 0 0

A 0 0 0 0

Pts 0 2 0 2

C/E 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0

Metheny’s Single Game Career Highs Shots 1, four times, most recent vs. Marquette (09/24/09) Shots on Goal 1, three times, most recent vs. Syracuse (09/28/08) Goals 1, vs. Syracuse (09/28/08) Assists 0 Points 2, vs. Syracuse (09/28/08)

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Megan Mischler 7 >> Position: Forward >> Year: Senior >> Height: 5-5 >> Hometown: Moon Township, Pa. >> Major: Journalism At West Virginia In 2009 Led WVU in goals (five), game-winners (three) and points (12) in 2009 … NSCAA third team all-Northeast region … all-BIG EAST third-team selection … preseason all-BIG EAST choice … started all 23 matches, working 90-plus minutes in 11 matches … scored WVU’s first goal of the season in victory at No. 5 Penn State … one goal and one assist-effort against Duquesne … one assist and six shots at Pitt … five shots in win over Tennessee ... goals in back-to-back league games against No. 8 Notre Dame and DePaul ... five shots, including two on-goal, in shutout win over Syracuse ... two shots in loss at Georgetown ... four shots in 106 minutes at Connecticut ... three shots, including team-leading fifth goal, in 1-0 win at Providence … five shots in BIG EAST semifinals against Marquette … tied season and career high with six shots against Loyola (Md.) in NCAA tournament. At West Virginia in 2008 Stellar sophomore season cut short with broken fibula on Oct. 12 against Connecticut … led team in scoring at time of her injury … started first 15 matches before missing final eight matches of the season … averaged 80 minutes per contest … third team all-BIG EAST … First Tennessee Lady Vols Classic all-tournament team … First Tennessee Lady Vols Classic Offensive MVP … Notre Dame Inn at St. Mary’s Classic all-tournament team Mischler’s Career Numbers Year M MS S 2007 21 0 23 2008 15 15 48 2009 23 23 63 Career 59 38 134

G 1 6 5 12

… goal in season-opener against Towson … lone WVU goal against No. 21 Santa Clara … four shots in 104 minutes against Washington State … tied career high with six shots against Kentucky … a pair of two-goal efforts in wins over No. 6 Virginia and BIG EAST foe Syracuse … three shots and first career assist in win over Providence.

six years on the Pennsylvania ODP team and spent five years on the Region I pool teams ... played club for the Pittsburgh Strikers ... two-time NSCAA Regional All-American ... three-time state cup champions with Beadling Soccer Club and Pittsburgh Strikers … ran track and field in high school, a state qualifier in the hurdles ... four-year honor roll member and four-year student council member.

At West Virginia in 2007 Outstanding freshman season, appearing in 21 of 25 games at forward … Soccer Buzz Mid-Atlantic Freshman all-Region … logged 481 minutes, the most of any freshman … took two shots against nationally ranked Virginia and Penn State … scored first career goal in the 76th minute at Syracuse to tie the game … named BIG EAST Rookie of the Week on Oct. 1 … attempted a season-high six shots in 1-0 win at Villanova … fired two shots in 43 minutes against USF … gave 28 solid minutes off the bench in NCAA round one win over Navy.

Personal Daughter of Kathy and James Mischler ... one of two children ... brother, Ryan, runs cross country and track at West Virginia Wesleyan … birthday is August 8 … majoring in journalism ... Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll member … BIG EAST Academic All-Star … a member of WVU’s Student Government Association’s Public Relations team.

In High School Soccer Buzz Top 75 recruit ... four-time all-section player at Moon Area High ... was a three-time all-WPIAL and all-state choice ... school’s career record holder in goals, assists and points ... 2004 and 2006 PIAA state finalists ... four-time Pittsburgh Post-Gazette All-Star and two-time West Player of the Year ... three-time Pittsburgh Tribune Review Elite 11 All-Star ... played

GWG 0 1 3 4

A 0 1 2 3

Pts 2 13 12 27

C/E 0/0 0/0 1/0 1/0

Mischler’s Single Game Career Highs Shots 6, four times, most recent vs. Loyola (Md.) (11/13/09) Shots on Goal 4, vs. Syracuse (9/28/08) Goals 2, two times, most recent vs. Syracuse (9/28/08) Assists 1, three times, most recent at Pitt (09/18/09) Points 4, two times, most recent vs. Syracuse (9/28/08)

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Drea Barklage 6 >> Position: Defender >> Year: Junior >> Height: 5-3 >> Hometown: St. Louis, Mo. >> Major: Education At St. Louis In 2008-09 Two-year starter with the Billikens, helping back line record 10 shutouts in 2008 and 2009 … compiled seven goals and three assists for 15 points in 38 career matches … named a 2009 second team NSCAA all-Mid-Atlantic region selection … earned second team all-Atlantic 10 honors as a sophomore … twice earned Atlantic-10 Player of the Week honors … landed a spot on the Courtyard Marriott Airport Cardinal Classic all-tournament team … started 18 matches last year in leading the Billikens to an A-10 Championship semifinal appearance … 20 starts as a freshman in helping St. Louis’ defense lead the conference in goals against average … named to the BAE Systems Fall Classic and Toys for Tots all-tournament teams in 2008. In High School A four-year all-state selection at Incarnate Word Academy … guided teams to state runner-up finishes in 2005 and 2007 … named the 2008 MHSSCA Player of the Year and by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch … led 2008 team to state title and a 20-1 record … named the 2007 MHSSCA Defensive Player of the Year … first team all-metro in her final three seasons … a member of the Region II Olympic Development Program team, earning

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all-region honors in 2008 … played club soccer for the St. Louis Soccer Club with current Mountaineers Morgan Betscher and Blake Miller … teams won state cup championships in 2003, 2005-2007 and a national championship 2005, where she was named the club’s player of the year … named an NSCAA Youth All-American in 2007. Personal Daughter of Gary and Rhonda Barklage ... one of two children ... father played baseball at Missouri State and Southeast Missouri State … brother, Brandon, played soccer at New Mexico and St. Louis, and is currently a member of D.C. United of the MLS … birthday is October 13 ... majoring in education.


Morgan Betscher 25 >> Position: Forward >> Year: Junior >> Height: 5-9 >> Hometown: Decatur, Ill. >> Major: Physical Education At West Virginia In 2009 Appeared in 20 of 23 matches as a sophomore … started last four contests of the season … logged seven matches of 30-plus minutes, including a seasonhigh 59 against Marquette in the BIG EAST semifinals … two shots on-goal at Virginia … worked 54 minutes off the bench in 1-0 win at Providence to secure coach IzzoBrown’s 200th career win … registered two shots on-goal versus Marquette in BIG EAST tournament. At West Virginia In 2008 Two goals and four assists in rookie season … appeared in 21 matches, starting seven … logged 30-plus minutes in 10 matches, including a career-high 64 minutes against Santa Clara … notched first career assist against Loyola Marymount … assists against Washington State and Syracuse … career-high four shots in 1-1 draw with James Madison … first career goal in 41st minute against Pitt in BIG EAST opener … scored game-winning goal at USF … assisted on Blake Miller goal against Princeton in NCAA first-round match.

Betscher’s Career Numbers Year M MS S 2008 21 7 16 2009 20 4 15 Career 41 11 31

G 2 0 2

In High School A three-year team captain at MacArthur High ... earned all-state honors in 2005, 2006 and 2007 ... recorded 89 goals and 27 assists in career … three-time Team MVP … 2007 Herald Review Player of the Year … played for St. Louis Soccer Club … 2005 national champions … regional finalists in 2004, 2006 and 2007 ... member of ODP state teams from 2001-07 and regional teams from 2003-05. Personal Daughter of John and Sally Betscher ... one of six children ... birthday is June 20 ... majoring in physical education/ teacher education … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll member … BIG EAST Academic All-Star … graduated high school early and enrolled at WVU in January 2008.

GWG 1 0 1

A 4 0 4

Pts 8 0 8

C/E 0/0 1/0 1/0

Betscher’s Single Game Career Highs Shots 4 vs. James Madison (09/14/08) Shots on Goal 2, four times, most recent vs. Marquette (11/06/09) Goals 1, twice, most recent at USF (10/26/08) Assists 1, four times, most recent vs. Princeton (11/14/08) Points 2, twice, most recent at USF (10/26/08)

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Chelsey Corroto 14 >> Position: Forward >> Year: Junior >> Height: 5-1 >> Hometown: Hilliard, Ohio >> Major: Journalism At West Virginia In 2009 Made eight starts while appearing in all 23 matches as a sophomore … named to ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic all-District second team … voted team’s most improved player … worked 55 minutes off the bench in the win at No. 5 Penn State … coach Izzo-Brown singled out her play at PSU, particularly in the second half, as one of the keys to the upset … sparked WVU offense off the bench against Duquesne, playing 33 minutes and coming up with a goal … logged 52 minutes against Boston and 40 at No. 9 Virginia ... recorded shots against Dartmouth and Tennesee ... logged 62 minutes with one assist against No. 8 Notre Dame ... earned first career start against Notre Dame ... game-high four shots in 0-0 draw at Villanova, playing a careerhigh 97 minutes ... logged 87 minutes at Connecticut and helped defend Huskie outside backs ... two shots in regularseason finale at Providence ... one shot in 37 minutes off the bench at No. 9 Rutgers … took two shots in 55 minutes against Loyola (Md.) in NCAA first-round action. At West Virginia In 2008 One goal and two assists in rookie campaign … appeared in 12 matches, taking three shots … logged 10-plus minutes in nine matches, including a career-high 29

Corroto’s Career Numbers Year M MS S 2008 12 0 3 2009 23 8 15 Career 35 8 18

G 1 1 2

minutes against Towson … first collegiate goal in the first match of her career – just two minutes, seven seconds against Towson … one of four Mountaineers alltime to score a goal in the first game of their freshman season … first career assist against Syracuse … assisted on Greer Barnes’ goal against Louisville in BIG EAST quarterfinals. In High School Two-time team captain and four-year starter at Hilliard Davidson High … fourtime first team all-conference selection … conference’s co-player of the year in 2005 … second team all-district pick (2004), first team all-district (2005-07) … two-time all-state performer … Team MVP (2006) and offensive player of the year (2004, 2007) … played on ODP state teams from 2002-06 … club team, Ohio Premier, won state cup championships in 2001 and 2003 … all-Region II in 2003-04 … participated in the U-14 national camp in 2003 … National Honor Society member. Personal Daughter of Vince and Candace Corroto ... only child ... birthday is August 26 ... majoring in journalism … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll member … BIG EAST Academic All-Star.

GWG 0 0 0

A 2 1 3

Pts 4 3 7

Corroto’s Single Game Career Highs Shots 4, at Villanova (10/16/09) Shots on Goal 4, at Villanova (10/16/09) Goals 1, twice, most recent vs. Duquesne (09/03/09) Assists 1, three times, most recent vs. Notre Dame (10/02/09) Points 2, twice, most recent vs. Duquesne (09/03/09)

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C/E 0/0 0/0 0/0


Erica Henderson 17 >> Position: Forward >> Year: r-Junior >> Height: 5-9 >> Hometown: Rochester, N.Y. >> Major: Exercise Physiology At West Virginia In 2009 Versatile player as a sophomore, having started matches at forward and defender … appeared in 21 of 23 matches, playing majority of minutes on defense … played 90 or more minutes in 20 of 21 starts … missed BIG EAST semifinal and NCAA first round matches because of knee injury … scored off a header in 4-0 rout of Duquesne … was outstanding against Boston, getting into the attack to fire three shots … solid outing in shutout win over Marquette during regular season ... took one shot in shutout win over DePaul ... helped back line record shutouts against Syracuse and No. 11 St. John’s ... attempted two shots in scoreless draw at Villanova ... solid outing with one shot at Connecticut ... outstanding in helping defense limit No. 9 Rutgers to only three shots … helped WVU defense post shutouts in eight of 11 matches ... helped defense limit 10 different opponents to two shots on-goal or less on the season … logged 47 minutes off the bench at Wake Forest in NCAA second-round contest. At West Virginia in 2008 Strong first season, seeing time at forward and defender … Soccer Buzz Freshman all-Mid-Atlantic region … BIG EAST Championship all-tournament team … notched six goals and one assist for 13 points … goals and points were tied for third-most on the team … appeared in 21 matches, Henderson’s Career Numbers Year M MS S 2007 redshirt 2008 21 12 21 2009 21 20 18 Career 42 32 39

starting 12, including final eight … averaged 57 minutes per match, including a career-high 100 minutes against Connecticut … first career assist against James Madison … first collegiate start resulted in two goals in a 4-0 win over Pitt … tabbed BIG EAST Rookie of the Week on Sept. 22 … scored one goal against Providence and at Marquette in regular season … scored two postseason goals in back-to-back matches against Connecticut (BIG EAST semifinals) and Princeton (NCAA first round).

Personal Daughter of Deborah and Michael Henderson ... has two siblings ... birthday is September 30 … sister, Sarah, plays soccer at Colgate, majoring in exercise physiology … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll member … BIG EAST Academic All-Star.

At West Virginia in 2007 Spent the season as a redshirt. In High School Four-year varsity starter and four-year all-conference selection at the Aquinas Institute of Rochester ... four-time conference player of the year ... led team in goals and assists all four years ... two-time all-Greater Rochester selection ... allGreater Rochester Player of the Year as a senior ... Democrat and Chronicle Player of the Year ... two-time all-state choice and 2006 NYS AA Player of the Year ... two-time NSCAA all-region team ... 2007 Class AA NYS Champions ... played club soccer for the Rochester Jr. Rhinos ... 2002-03, 2005 NYS West state champions ... New York ODP state team … honor roll student ... NYS State Student-Athlete Award winner.

G

GWG

A

Pts

C/E

6 1 7

1 0 1

1 0 1

13 2 15

0/0 0/0 0/0

Henderson’s Single Game Career Highs Shots 3, three times, most recent vs. Boston U (09/06/09) Shots on Goal 2, five times, most recent at Villanova (10/16/09) Goals 2, vs. Pitt (09/18/08) Assists 1, vs. James Madison (09/14/08) Points 4, vs. Pitt (09/18/08)

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Meghan Lewis 12 >> Position: Defender >> Year: Junior >> Height: 5-4 >> Hometown: Naperville, Ill. >> Major: Psychology At West Virginia In 2009 Successfully made move from midfield to defender in year two to fill void left by departure of All-American Greer Barnes … only Mountaineer to play every minute of every match in 2009 … started all 23 matches on defense that limited 10 different opponents to two shots on-goal or less … defense posted 13 shutouts on the season, tying a school record set in each of the past three seasons … got into the attack, taking two shots in shutout win over Tennessee ... solid effort in shutout win over DePaul ... totaled three shots in weekend shutouts against Syracuse and No. 11 St. John’s ... scored first collegiate goal against Red Storm ... earned BIG EAST Player of the Week (10/12) honors ... named to Soccer America Team of the Week and a CollegeSoccer360 Primetime Performer (10/13) ... ECAC Player of the Week (10/13) ... took three shots in scoreless draw at Villanova ... outstanding in back-to-back shutouts at Connecticut and at Providence ... fired two shots in 0-0 draw with the Huskies ... outstanding in helping defense limit No. 9 Rutgers to only three shots … tallied first career assist on Carolyn Blank game-winner in NCAA first round shutout against Loyola (Md.).

Lewis’ Career Numbers Year M MS 2008 21 0 2009 23 23 Career 44 23

S 10 14 24

Lewis’ Single Game Career Highs Shots Shots on Goal Goals Assists Points

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G 0 1 1

At West Virginia In 2008 Solid rookie year, appearing in 21 matches … logged 20-plus minutes in 16 matches, including a career-high 50 minutes in 1-1 draw with Washington State … took two shots at St. John’s. In High School Two-year letterwinner at Neuqua Valley High … led team to two regional championships (2006-07) … all-conference midfielder on 2007 team ranked as high as No. 2 in the state … long-time club player, did not play high school soccer as a freshman or senior … played on ODP state teams from 2004-06 … attended ODP Region II camps (2004-06) … helped guide Eclipse Select North to five Illinois state cup championships (2001-02, 200406) and three runner-up finishes … 2008 US Youth Soccer Region II Champion U18 … team captain of 2005 team, USYS Region II finalists … Eclipse Select is consistently ranked in top 10 of club teams across the country … honor roll member ... was also a standout high school point guard. Personal Daughter of Scott and Kate Lewis ... one of two children ... birthday is August 21 … majoring in psychology … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll member … BIG EAST Academic All-Star.

GWG 0 1 1

A 0 1 1

Pts 0 3 3

3, at Villanova (10/16/09) 2, vs. St. John’s (10/11/09) 1, vs. St. John’s (10/11/09) 1, vs. Loyola (Md.) (11/15/09) 2, vs. St. John’s (10/11/09)

C/E 0/0 1/0 1/0


Blake Miller 3 >> Position: Forward >> Year: Junior >> Height: 5-6 >> Hometown: St. Louis, Mo. >> Major: Physical Education At West Virginia In 2009 Started 22 of 23 matches at forward, coming off the bench with flu against No. 8 Notre Dame … voted team’s top offensive player … three goals and two assists for eight points on the season … gamewinner at No. 5 Penn State was the first of the season and seventh game-winner of career … the one-goal, one-assist effort against the Nittany Lions was the second of career … named BIG EAST Player of the Week (Aug. 31) … six shots in scoreless draw against Boston … took six shots, three on-goal, at USF ... second goal of the season against Fighting Irish ... one goal and tied career high with six shots in 1-0 win over Syracuse … attempted three shots, all on-goal, in 91 minutes of action at Connecticut … game-high three shots and an assist in BIG EAST quarterfinal win at No. 9 Rutgers … registered five shots, three on-goal, in NCAA first-round match versus Loyola (Md.) … WVU is 11-1-1 all-time when Miller scores a goal in a match. At West Virginia In 2008 Outstanding rookie campaign, producing 10 goals and one assist for 21 points … Soccer Buzz fourth team Freshman All-American … Soccer Buzz Freshman allMid-Atlantic region … honorable mention all-BIG EAST … 10 goals are the most-ever by a WVU freshman … second Mountaineer to lead the team in scoring as a Miller’s Career Numbers Year M MS 2008 23 14 2009 23 22 Career 46 36

S 42 66 108

G 10 3 13

rookie (Tonia Deligiannis tied for team lead with six goals in 1996) … led team with six game-winning goals … appeared in all 23 matches, making 14 starts … first collegiate goal, game-winner, at Tennessee … one goal against No. 6 Virginia … scored goals in back-to-back league contests against Syracuse and Seton Hall … one goal, first career assist and four shots in win over No. 16 Georgetown … named to TopDrawerSoccer Team of the Week and BIG EAST Rookie of the Week on Oct. 20 … career-high five shots in win at USF … one goal in BIG EAST quarterfinal win over Louisville … game-winning goal in NCAA first round over Princeton.

Personal Daughter of Gary and Anita Miller ... one of five children ... birthday is September 14 … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll member … BIG EAST Academic All-Star … majoring in physical education/teacher education.

In High School Led Incarnate Word Academy to state title games in 2005 and 2007 … three-time first team all-conference … team earned a national Top 20 ranking … first team all-state in 2006-07, second team all-state in 2005 … led teams in scoring for three seasons and was twice named all-metro … played club soccer for the St. Louis Soccer Club, coached by her father … won state cup championships in 2003, 2005-2007 and a national championship 2005 … club was named the top youth club in the nation by Soccer America for two years … earned the adidas Golden Boot award in 2005 … youth All-American in 2006-07 and member of the ODP regional teams those years.

GWG 6 2 8

A 1 2 3

Pts 21 8 29

C/E 1/0 0/0 1/0

Miller’s Single Game Career Highs Shots 6, three times, most recent vs. Syracuse (10/09/10) Shots on Goal 4, vs. Syracuse (10/09/10) Goals 1, 13 times, most recent vs. Syracuse (10/09/10) Assists 1, three times, most recent at Rutgers (11/01/10) Points 3, twice, most recent at Penn State (08/29/10)

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Steph Carpenter 10 >> Position: Midfielder >> Year: Sophomore >> Height: 5-7 >> Hometown: Mays Landing, N.J. >> Major: Pre-Pharmacy At West Virginia In 2009 Appeared in 12 matches with one start in first season as a Mountaineer … first career start came at Georgetown, totaling a career-high 90 minutes … logged 20-plus minutes on four other occasions … saw action in NCAA tournament matches against Loyola (Md.) and at Wake Forest.

Personal Daughter of Frank and Agnes Carpenter ... one of three children ... birthday is June 5 ... majoring in pre-pharmacy … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll member.

In High School A four-year starter (2005-08) at Holy Spirit High, totaling 59 goals in career … for three seasons (05, 06, 08), the honor roll student was named to the Coaches Conference Select Team and a CapeAtlantic All-Star … led team to Cape-Atlantic Conference championship in 2005 … named to the Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News all-South Jersey first team in 2008 … twice named a Press of Atlantic City all-Star (06, 08) … played club for Mt. Laurel United Fire, guiding team to 2008 state championship title and 2007 runner-up finish … played on New Jersey state ODP teams from 2004-08, including a national championship team in 2007 … Region I ODP team member for four seasons (2005-08) … team won Region I championships in 2006 and 2007 … 2006 team played in Spain and 2007 team played in Holland … a U-15, U-16 and U-17 ODP National Team Player Pool participant … attended the National Team Camp in two of those years (06, 07) … participated in the 2007 adidas ESP Camp.

Carpenter’s Career Numbers Year M MS S 2009 12 1 0

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G 0

GWG 0

A 0

Pts 0

C/E 0/0


Nicolette DeLaurentis 00 >> Position: Forward >> Year: Sophomore >> Height: 5-3 >> Hometown: Sicklerville, N.J. >> Major: Exercise Physiology At West Virginia In 2009 Played in four matches as a rookie … first career action came against Duquesne, logging 30 minutes off the bench … worked 12 minutes against Dartmouth … saw action on the road at USF ... took one shot in shutout win over DePaul – first career attempt.

Personal Daughter of Michael and MaryPat DeLaurentis ... one of three children ... birthday is September 4 ... majoring in exercise physiology … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll member.

In High School Team captain at Gloucester Catholic High, leading team to state championships in 2005 and 2007 … all-South Jersey Team in each of her four seasons (200508) … named New Jersey Girls Soccer Coaches Association (NJGSCA) all-state three times (06-08) … NJGSCA Top 20 Player in 2008 … two-time NJGSCA allSouth region pick … led her team to the 2006 South Jersey finals … played club for Mt. Laurel United Fire … led her team to the 2008 state championship and 2007 state runner-up … New Jersey state ODP member for four years (04-07) … played on two Regional ODP teams (04-05) … Region I champions in 2006, national champions in 2007 and national finalists in 2008 … National Honor Society member.

DeLaurentis’ Career Numbers Year M MS S 2009 4 0 1

G 0

GWG 0

A 0

Pts 0

C/E 0/0

DeLaurentis’ Single Game Career Highs Shots 1, vs. DePaul (10/04/09) Shots on Goal 0 Goals 0 Assists 0 Points 0

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Bry McCarthy 33 >> Position: Defender >> Year: Sophomore >> Height: 5-0 >> Hometown: Ajax, Ontario >> Major: Physical Education At West Virginia in 2009 Three goals and one assist as a true freshman … made 16 starts with 22 appearances … logged 84 minutes in opener against Ohio State … scored first collegiate goal in second half against Duquesne … scored game-tying goal at No. 9 Virginia … selected to Virginia NIKE Soccer Classic all-tournament team … picked as a CollegeSoccer360 Primetime Performer of the Week (Sept. 15) … career-high six shots in 1-1 draw at Pitt … notched first career assist on Caroline Szwed’s game-winner against Marquette ... one shot in 62 minutes against No. 8 Notre Dame ... one shot in 39 minutes off the bench against No. 11 St. John’s … scored goal against Loyola (Md.) in NCAA first-round play. In High School Played club soccer for the Oshawa Kicks … guided teams to Ontario Youth Soccer League (OYSL) Championships in 2006, 2007 and 2008 … three-time OYSL Golden Boot Award Winner (2005-07) … Ontario Cup Champions in 2007 and 2008 … lone team captain of the bronze medalwinning Canadian National Team at the 2008 CONCACAF Women’s U-17 Championship … recognized by FIFA as one of the Top 4 Canadians after starting every

McCarthy’s Career Numbers Year M MS S 2009 23 12 30

G 3

match of the 2008 World Cup … won a gold medal with Ontario at the 2006 National Championships U-16 Girls All-Star Selects in Saskatoon. Personal Daughter of Dave and Donna McCarthy ... one of two children ... birthday is October 13 ... majoring in physical education/ teacher education … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll member … named Toronto Lynx Soccer Club’s 2009 Best Offensive Player … spent time at Canadian U-20 Women’s National Team Camps (July 2009, Dec. 2009, Jan. 2009) … represented Team Canada’s U-20 team at Women’s World Cup qualifying tournament in Guatemala in Jan. 2010 … played defender with Canadian Full National Team in friendly against Washington Freedom and versus Norway in spring 2010.

GWG 0

A 1

Pts 7

McCarthy’s Single Game Career Highs Shots 6, at Pitt (09/18/09) Shots on Goal 4, at Pitt (09/18/09) Goals 1, three times, most recent vs. Loyola (Md. (11/13/09) Assists 1, vs. Marquette (09/24/09) Points 2, three times, most recent vs. Loyola (Md. (11/13/09)

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C/E 0/0


Bri Rodriguez 4 >> Position: Midfielder >> Year: Sophomore >> Height: 5-3 >> Hometown: Aurora, Ill. >> Major: Pre-Sport Management At West Virginia In 2009 Outstanding rookie season, starting all 23 matches in the midfield … named to BIG EAST all-Rookie Team … named to 2009 BIG EAST Championship all-tournament team … notched first collegiate assist on Erica Henderson goal against Duquesne … was outstanding with three shots in shutout over Tennessee … strong effort in game played between the 18-yard boxes against Marquette ... strong effort against No. 8 Notre Dame ... assist on game-winner against DePaul ... assisted on game-winner in upset win over No. 11 St. John’s ... first career goal against Georgetown ... three shots in 78 minutes at Connecticut ... outstanding all-around game in shutout win over No. 9 Rutgers ... took two shots and linked front/back lines with strong midfield play against Marquette in BIG EAST semifinals … tallied an assist in NCAA first round match against Loyola (Md.). In High School A three-year starter at Waubonsie Valley High, leading team to back-to-back undefeated state championship seasons … in 2008, scored 17 goals and had 25 assists … in 2007, scored 19 goals and had 23 assists … 2009 PARADE All-American … a three-time all-state performer by the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times

Rodriguez’s Career Numbers Year M MS S 2009 23 23 23

G 1

… a three-time all-section and all-conference pick … 2008 Illinois Gatorade Player of the Year … 2008 IHSSCA Player of the Year … twice named the Beacon News Player of the Year (07, 08), Naperville Sun Player of the Year (07, 08) and Daily Herald Captain and Player of the Year (07, 08) … a two-time NSCAA/adidas High School All-American … named the 2008 NSCAA/adidas High School National Player of the Year … a three-time NSCAA/ adidas Youth All-American while playing for Eclipse Select club team … named the 2008 IHSSCA Player of the Year while participating in the 2007 adidas ESP Camp, 2007 Nike Premier 50 Camp, U-16 National Team Player Pool (07) and U-17 National Team Player Pool (08). Personal Daughter of Jim and Mary Rodriguez ... one of five children ... birthday is March 3 ... majoring in pre-sport management … father played football and baseball at Buffalo … mother played basketball, field hockey and softball at Buffalo State … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll member.

GWG 0

A 4

Pts 6

C/E 0/0

Rodriguez’s Single Game Career Highs Shots 3, twice, most recent at Connecticut (10/23/09) Shots on Goal 2, twice, most recent at Rutgers (11/01/09) Goals 1, at Georgetown (10/18/09) Assists 1, four times, most recent vs. Loyola (Md.) (11/13/09) Points 2, at Georgetown (10/18/09)

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Mallory Smith 22 >> Position: Defender >> Year: Sophomore >> Height: 5-11 >> Hometown: Hamden, Conn. >> Major: Pre-Management At West Virginia In 2009 Appeared in six matches as a freshman … first career action came against Duquesne, logging 27 minutes off the bench … took one shot in career-high 49 minutes versus Dartmouth, filling in for injured Caralee Keppler at defender ... worked five minutes against No. 8 Notre Dame ... worked 11 minutes at forward in shutout win at Providence … logged eight minutes in NCAA tournament contest at Wake Forest.

Personal Daughter of David Smith and Arlette Sampson ... only child ... birthday is March 13 ... majoring in pre-management … played in the W-League for the CFC Passion.

In High School A four-time first team all-conference selection for Hamden Hall Country Day … named first team all-state twice (07, 08) … earned all-area honors in three seasons (2006-08) … a member of the allNew England Prep Team in 2007 and 2008 while guiding her team to New England Prep championships in 2006 and 2007 … a three-time WNEPSAA all-Star Team pick … named the 2008 New Haven Soccer Officials Association Female Player of the Year … played club soccer for six years, most recently with Connecticut Football Club United, and played on Connecticut ODP teams since 2003 … a Region I team member in 2007 and 2008 … led team to state cup championship seasons in 2004, 2005, 2007 and 2008.

Smith’s Career Numbers Year M MS 2009 6 0

S 1

Smith’s Single Game Career Highs Shots Shots on Goal Goals Assists Points

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G 0

GWG 0

A 0

Pts 0

1, vs. Duquesne (09/13/09) 0 0 0 0

C/E 0/0


Caroline Szwed 8 >> Position: Midfielder >> Year: Sophomore >> Height: 5-7 >> Hometown: Oakville, Ontario >> Major: Pre-Journalism At West Virginia In 2009 Played the most minutes of any freshman in 2009, totaling 1,851 … led the team in assists with six … named to BIG EAST all-Rookie Team … first rookie to lead WVU in assists since 1999 … started all 23 matches, playing 80-plus minutes in 15 contests … first collegiate assist on Chelsey Corroto goal against Duquesne … career-high three shots in shutout win over Tennessee … first collegiate goal was game-winner, a header, to knock off Marquette at home … third assist of the season on Carolyn Blank goal at USF ... one shot in 86 minutes against No. 8 Notre Dame ... fourth assist of the season in WVU’s 1-0 win over Syracuse ... voted BIG EAST Rookie of the Week (10/12) … tallied another assist at BIG EAST foe Georgetown ... took three shots, playing all 110 minutes, in 0-0 draw at Connecticut ... took two shots in win over No. 9 Rutgers … attempted two shots and handed out team-best sixth assist in NCAA openinground match against Loyola (Md.).

of the 2008 World Cup … twice nominated for the prestigious adidas Canadian Player of the Year award (07, 08) … won a bronze medal with Ontario at the 2007 BMO Financial Group U-16 Girls National All-Star Championship. Personal Daughter of Marek and Agata Szwed ... one of two children ... birthday is November 18 ... majoring in pre-journalism … spent time at Canadian U-20 Women’s National Team Camps (July 2009).

In High School Honor roll student at St. Ignatius of Loyola … won a bronze medal with the Canadian National Team at the 2008 CONCACAF Women’s U-17 Championship in Trinidad & Tobago … started every match

Szwed’s Career Numbers Year M MS S 2009 23 23 23

G 1

GWG 1

A 6

Pts 8

C/E 0/0

Szwed’s Single Game Career Highs Shots 3, twice, most recent at Connecticut (10/23/09) Shots on Goal 1, four times, most recent at Rutgers (11/01/09) Goals 1, vs. Marquette (09/24/09) Assists 1, six times, most recent vs. Loyola (Md.) (11/13/09) Points 2, vs. Marquette (09/24/09)

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Sara Keane 15 >> Position: Goalkeeper >> Year: r-Freshman >> Height: 5-9 >> Hometown: Mt. Laurel, N.J. >> Major: Sports Marketing At West Virginia In 2009 Spent the season as a redshirt … rehabbed a torn ACL that occurred in final semester of high school.

In High School Posted 43 shutouts in three seasons for Bishop Eustace Prep … helped team win four conference championships (2005-08) and a pair of Parochial B state championships (2006, 2008) … named South Jersey Goalkeeper of the Year for three-straight seasons (2006-08) … teams were South Jersey champions three years (2006-08) … three-time first team all-conference, first team all-South Jersey and Star Ledger all-state … coached by her father in club soccer, the Mt. Laurel United Fire … 2008 U-17 state cup champions … named an NSCAA/adidas youth girls all-Region selection … played on New Jersey state ODP teams for the past five seasons (2004-08), including a U-15 national championship squad … played on Region I teams in 2004, 2006 and 2007, and was a U-16 and U-17 National Pool participant … Golden Glove winner at ODP nationals and at the 2007 adidas ESP … participated in the 2007 adidas ESP Camp and 2007 Nike Premier 50 Camp.

Keane’s Career Numbers Year M MS 2009 redshirt

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Personal Daughter of Mike and Kim Keane ... one of two children ... birthday is June 7 … father played soccer at Wilkes University ... majoring in sports marketing … spent summer playing with Atlantic City Diablos of the W-League.

GA

GA Avg.

Saves Shutouts


Amanda Anton 19 >> Position: Forward >> Year: Freshman >> Height: 5-10 >> Hometown: Rochester Hills, Mich. In High School Four-year letterwinner at Rochester High, holding team captain duties in final two seasons … scored a goal in leading team to a state runner-up finish in 2007 … earned all-district honors in three seasons (2007-09) … three-time all-conference choice … played club soccer for the Vardar Soccer Club – six-time defending state cup champions … led 2008 team to the regional finals and a third-place national finish.

Personal Daughter of Scott and Laurie Anton … one of two children … father played football at Iowa and Wayne State with stints in the NFL and AFL (semi-pro) … graduated with magna cum laude honors … birthday is March 27 … enrolled in general studies.

Emily Dillon 1 >> Position: Forward >> Year: Freshman >> Height: 5-6 >> Hometown: Long Beach, Calif. In High School Three-time first team all-state performer at Wilson High – ranked as one of the nation’s Top 5 programs … earned team MVP honors following a 23-goal, 17-assist junior season … a Moore League firstteam selection in each of the past three seasons … named the league’s offensive MVP last season … named a PressTelegram Dream Team Player of the Year … named the Long Beach Century Club Player of the Year last season … plays

club soccer for the Slammers FC – fivetime defending Cal South state champions … helped teams win regional titles in 2005, 2007-08 … 2006 team won the Nike Manchester Cup and Gothia Cup in Gothenburg, Sweden … class valedictorian candidate.

Personal Daughter of Dale and Maureen Dillon … one of four children … father played basketball at Long Beach State … sister, Alli, played volleyball at USC … birthday is September 2 … enrolled in general studies.

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Marialye Laramee-Trottier 16 >> Position: Defender >> Year: Freshman >> Height: 5-9 >> Hometown: Quebec City, Quebec In High School Attended Georges-Vanier High … standout defender in the Canadian youth national team organization … national team member since 2007 … named Canadian Junior Soccer Player of the Year finalist in 2007 … won a bronze medal at the 2008 CONCACAF U-17 championship in Trinidad & Tobago … a member of the quarterfinal team at the 2008 FIFA U-17 World Cup in New Zealand … participated in the 2009 Canadian U-20 national team camp … played amateur soccer with the Quebec City Amiral of the W-

League in 2009 and 2010 … gold medal at the National U-16 All Stars Championship in 2007…bronze medal at the National U-16 Club Championship in 2007... gold medal at the National U-18 Club Championship in 2006, scoring a goal at age 15 ... silver medal at the National U-14 All Stars Championship in 2005 ... silver medal at the National U-14 Club Championship in 2005.

Personal Daughter of Richard Trottier and Sylvie Laramee … one of two children … birthday is March 13 … enrolled in general studies.

Katie Lenz 2 >> Position: Forward >> Year: Freshman >> Height: 5-6 >> Hometown: Mechanicsburg, Pa. In High School Three-time all-state selection for Trinity High … two-time team captain and team MVP … as a senior, led team to state finals with a 24-3 record … scored 33 goals and tallied 20 assists for 86 points as a senior … earned all-conference honors in each of her four seasons (2007-10) … four-time all-Sentinel first team (2007-10) … scored 109 goals and dished out 53 assists in her career … 2010 Gatorade state player of the year nominee … led teams to four division titles … three-time Patriot News Big 11 first-team choice …

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three-time division player of the year … played club soccer for the Hershey Attack … led four teams to Eastern Pennsylvania state championships (2004, 2007-09) … teams made regional final appearances in 2004 and 2007 … 2006 squad was regional champions, regional premier champions and national finalists … a member of ODP teams from 2004-09 … a member of ODP regional team appearances in 2005, 2007-08.

Personal Daughter of Christopher and Lisa Lenz … one of five children … father played basketball at Moravian College … honor roll student and member of the National Honor Society … birthday is October 6 … enrolled in general studies.


Frances Silva 9 >> Position: Forward >> Year: Freshman >> Height: 5-4 >> Hometown: Overland Park, Kan. In High School Four-year starter at Blue Valley North High … led team to a state championship in 2007 … totaled 41 goals and 17 assists, while helping teams to a third-place finish in 2008 and a quarterfinal appearance in 2009 … holds the school record for goals in a game (4), goals in a season (20), assists in a game (4), points in a game (8) and points in a season (48) … named all-state and all-league for three-straight seasons (2007-09) … a member of the Kansas City Sun all-offensive and defen-

sive teams (2007-09) … named to Kansas City Star all-metro teams (200709) … played club soccer with Blue Valley Stars Mallorca – six-time defending state cup champions … teams were regional finalists in 2007 and national league participants in 2009 … an ODP state team member in 2005-09 … a member of the ODP regional teams in 2006-09 … an ODP national pool participant in 2006.

Personal Daughter of Miguel Silva and Dina Leon … one of three children … four-year honor roll student … birthday is November 2 … enrolled in general studies.

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Casey Vornadore 13 >> Position: Midfielder >> Year: Freshman >> Height: 5-4 >> Hometown: Fairfax, Va. In High School Four-year all-conference selection at Paul VI Catholic High from 2006-09 … first team all-WCAC selection in 2008 and 2009 … named to The Washington Post all-region squad in 2008 and all-metro team in 2009 … played club soccer for the McLean Freedom … 2009 Freedom team was state champions and regional semifinalists … led Vista Fury to a 2007 state championship … also a member of ODP state teams from 2003-09 and a

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member of ODP regional teams in 2006 and 2009 … competed in ODP against international teams from Italy, France and Germany … also ran track in high school.

Personal Daughter of Florence and Kerry Vornadore … one of five children … father played football at Grove City … sister, Kelly, played soccer and lacrosse at Lynchburg … sister, Kristina, played soccer at William & Mary … birthday is January 13 … holds a black belt in karate … enrolled in general studies.


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2010 Preview Chances are coach Nikki Izzo-Brown will not change her style of play on the pitch this fall. In fact, don’t expect her players to temper their enthusiasm, either. The West Virginia women’s soccer team, a year removed from winning its third-straight BIG EAST American Division titles, believes it will be collecting hardware again this season while pestering opposing teams in the process. And if that comes with some passion, so be it. “We’re really looking forward to this season,” says Izzo-Brown, now in her 15th year at WVU. “Our team showed its youth at times last season against a tough schedule. At the end of the season, however, we matured and developed into a better team. “A lot of our team returns from a year ago, and I think this team has the talent, the drive and the passion to win. This team wants to win BIG EAST titles and make a run in the NCAA tournament.” A successful campaign must begin

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with strong leadership. Izzo-Brown can lean on the shoulders of her six senior Mountaineers to step forward and direct the squad. Those include goalkeeper Kerri Butler, midfielders Cassandra Deitrick, Kristen Felice and Ashtin Larkin and forwards Sydney Metheny and Megan Mischler. Mischler is one of four returning all-BIG EAST honorees on the roster. A third team all-league selection the last two seasons, Mischler is joined by forward Blake Miller and midfielders Bri Rodriguez and Caroline Szwed. West Virginia struggled in front of the net at times last season, netting only 22 goals in 2009. Mischler and Miller have combined to score 25 goals for the Mountaineers, including Mischler’s team-leading five goals in 2009 and Miller’s team-best 10 goals in 2008. “Soccer can be a funny game and we had some struggles scoring last year,” notes Izzo-Brown. “Teams are becoming more athletic and better defensively. It’s our job to fight through that and figure out how to

create scoring chances and put the ball in the back of the net. “This past spring we improved on a variety of areas such as improving our shape offensively, recognizing opportunities on the attack and finishing inside the 18 (-yard box). There was a lot of learning this spring to carry some offensive momentum into the fall. There are goal scorers on this team and they want to prove it.” With their continued and increased production, the Mountaineers are still looking for the emergence from other midfielders and forwards to finish scoring opportunities. In the mix for playing time at forward are several players with plenty of ability. Metheny, along with juniors Erica Henderson, Chelsey Corroto and Morgan Betscher, have all logged significant minutes in the Mountaineer attack. Helping connect the back line and front lines is perhaps WVU’s strongest position on the field – the midfield. Anchoring two of those spots are 2009 BIG EAST all-Rookie Team selections Rodriguez and Szwed. “Bri and Caroline are very good players with different styles,” says Izzo-Brown of her sophomore duo. “They learned so much being thrown into the fire as rookies. That experience, and another year of getting stronger and more fit, will be evident in their play as sophomores.” Larkin, who saw action in 21 matches last season, is one of several players who can play multiple positions as Izzo-Brown looks to find a third midfielder. Behind the midfield stands a staple of Izzo-Brown-coached teams – a gritty group of defenders. A few question may surface, however, as only junior Meghan Lewis returns. Lewis performed well in her first season as a defender, helping limit 10 different opponents to two shots on-goal or less in 2009. “This is a position where somebody must step up and accept the challenge,” says Izzo-Brown whose teams have posted 13 shutouts in each of the last four seasons. “We played a lot of different combinations this spring. Bry (McCarthy) will do well at one outside back spot and Drea (Barklage) has


the mentality of a center back that we are looking for. And Mallory (Smith) has looked good at times back there.” McCarthy logged more than 1,100 minutes and made 12 starts at forward last season. She will change positions while Barklage arrives with 38 career starts as a junior transfer from St. Louis. While Izzo-Brown works to find a perfect combination along her back line, the goalkeeper spot remains much more comfortable with an experienced netminder in senior Butler. With 58 matches under her belt the past three seasons, Butler gives the Mountaineers a good communicator and solid decisionmaker in front of the net. She made 72 saves and recorded a goals-against average of 0.666 last season, a ranking of 30th in the country. “Kerri is coming off a tremendous spring and needs to be a leader for us,” states IzzoBrown. “Kerri is poised for a great senior year and she has her sights set on breaking that career shutout record.” With 30 career shutouts, Butler needs seven clean sheets to become WVU’s career shutouts leader, surpassing Lana Bannerman’s 36 total set from 2003-06. The Mountaineers bring in seven new-

Bri Rodriguez comers to round out the 25-person team, where competition will be heavy for valuable minutes. “There are several positions and several roles that are wide open,” notes Izzo-Brown. “Every day is a competition and you have to prove yourself to be

able to contribute.” Eight opponents on this year’s slate appeared in the 2009 NCAA tournament – Central Michigan, Connecticut, Marquette, Ohio State, Penn State, St. John’s, Villanova and Virginia. “We are very excited to be playing such a competitive schedule,” says coach Izzo-Brown. “Our team will be challenged early and as the season progresses with some tough BIG EAST competition.” West Virginia will play nine matches this fall at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium and will take to the road for nine contests. WVU opens up the 2010 campaign at home against Penn State on Friday, Aug. 20. WVU opens conference play against Pitt on Thursday, Sept. 16, in Morgantown. The 2010 BIG EAST Women’s Soccer Championship begins on campus sites with first round action set for Thursday, Oct. 28, and quarterfinal action on Sunday, Oct. 31. Rutgers will play host to the BIG EAST semifinals and finals on Nov. 5-7. One thing is certain – a hungry West Virginia team will take the field in 2010. Izzo-Brown has a team looking to use its skill, focus and perhaps most importantly, desire to be the best, to continue the program’s excellence of bringing home championships.

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1-on-1 With Izzo-Brown Coach Nikki Izzo-Brown answered some questions at the beginning of the summer about her West Virginia women’s soccer program. Q: Were you pleased with how the spring season went and what types of things did you accomplish? Izzo-Brown: The spring season was a great time to concentrate on player development and building on our team concept. We had some injuries and used a lot of different combinations out there. But in the end, we did make strides as the spring progressed and ended on a positive note. Q: You again have a schedule full of tough opponents. Talk about the 2010 slate. Izzo-Brown: We want to put together a schedule that will help us win a national championship. And to be the best, you

have to play the best. I always say that but it’s something that we believe needs to happen for us to be successful at the end of the year. This year’s home schedule features some of the top programs in the country. We have some of the best fans in women’s soccer and it will be nice to play in front of large crowds and have their support. Q: You lose an All-American and pro player in Carolyn Blank, yet the midfield will still be a strong point of this team, correct? Izzo-Brown: You can never replace seniors with their experience and leadership, especially a player like Carolyn Blank in the midfield. However, one of Carolyn’s best attributes was she taught our young players how to lead from the midfield. A lot of what Carolyn did on the field will be displayed in Bri’s (Rodriguez) and Caroline’s (Szwed) play in their second year of college soccer. What they learned from Carolyn will certainly make our team better.

Q: Kerri Butler returns in goal as a four-year starter. What do you expect from her this season? Izzo-Brown: I’m so excited for Kerri, who is coming off a tremendous spring. She has evolved into being a great goalkeeper and great leader for us. We are excited to have Kerri in goal and she has her sights set on breaking that career shutout record. Q: The backline will likely see some new faces, including transfer Drea Barklage from St. Louis. What did you see from the back line this spring? Izzo-Brown: It was a very interesting spring, as it allowed us to play a lot of combinations along the back line. Bry (McCarthy) can play a lot of positions, but she will be very strong at left back. Drea (Barklage) has some good experience and the mentality that we are looking for in a center back. Watching her organize the back line and her ability as a defender has been fun to watch throughout the spring. Meghan (Lewis) looked comfortable after playing last year and Mallory (Smith) has worked herself into the mix. It will be interesting to see what combination will win games for us come August. Q: The team continues to draw large crowds at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium. Does the team look forward to playing in front of the big crowds at Dick Dlesk? Izzo-Brown: We average better than 1,000 fans a game and have great support throughout the community. I can’t express in words how hard the girls work and how motivated they are to play in front of a home crowd. The crowd can impact the momentum of a game and serve as a 12th player in the stands.

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Q: What has been the key ingredient of your success in building this program? Izzo-Brown: Hard work. If you have kids with the right attitude, anything can happen. To be the very best, you must work hard and earn your full potential. Q: When you are on the road recruiting, what is the most important thing you look for in a student-athlete? Izzo-Brown: The most important thing is athletic ability. After that we look for hard workers who are competitive and technical. We want them to have a strong desire to compete and to be the best. Q: What is the one thing about West Virginia women’s soccer that sells the program to a potential student-athlete? Izzo-Brown: I think it is the family atmosphere we have here. Once you commit to West Virginia, you commit to a family. You immediately have people who care about you.

Drea Barklage Q: Your team has won eight straight NSCAA team academic awards. How have your teams been able to achieve academic and athletic success at the same time? Izzo-Brown: As a staff, we’ve tried to send the message that you have to be motivated on and off the field to be successful. The philosophy has always been that you just can’t turn it on and off. Everything you do must be approached with the best of your ability. Having a large number of Academic All-Americans on the wall next to soccer All-Americans says a lot about our girls. We are proud of the NSCAA team academic awards because it shows we are getting it done on the field and in the classroom.

NCAA tournament teams. On any given day, anyone can win or lose in this conference. You have to be prepared for 90 minutes of intense soccer any time you step on the field for a BIG EAST match.

Q: Where do you see the future of this program going? Izzo-Brown: I see us going to a Final Four and winning a national championship. That’s our vision. That’s our goal.

Q: Justify the following statement: the BIG EAST conference is a soccer powerhouse. Izzo-Brown: Having Notre Dame, a twotime national champion in the conference speaks for itself, let alone Villanova, Rutgers, West Virginia, Connecticut, Louisville, Marquette and Georgetown. I expect this conference will always produce quality

WVU has won three division titles in the last four years

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Preseason Notebook Challenging Competition West Virginia will again play a grueling schedule in 2010, facing eight teams who made the 2009 NCAA tournament – Central Michigan, Connecticut, Marquette, Ohio State, Penn State, St. John’s, Villanova and Virginia. “We are very excited to be playing such a competitive schedule,” says coach Nikki Izzo-Brown. “Our team will be challenged early in the season and as it progresses with some tough BIG EAST competition. The home schedule at Dick Dlesk also features some great matchups against top programs like Penn State, Virginia and Connecticut.” First Time Foe West Virginia will square off against one first-time opponent this fall. The Mountaineers will battle Florida Atlantic on Sept. 12 at the Hurricane Cup in Miami. The Owls, a member of the Sun Belt Conference, are led by coach Brian Dooley. In the program’s 14-year existence (heading into 2010), the Mountaineers have faced 79 different teams.

10 Straight Following its at-large bid in 2009, West Virginia has now made 10 consecutive trips to the NCAA tournament. The streak is good for the ninth-longest mark in the country. The Mountaineers first made the field of 64 in 2000 and have not missed a season since, advancing to the Sweet 16 twice and the Elite Eight in 2007. West Virginia, which has made seven Round of 32 appearances, is 10-10 all-time in NCAA Championship play. Home Sweet Home Mountaineer soccer teams have played well in Morgantown throughout the years, putting together a 48-9-7 (.804) home record since Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium opened in August 2004. West Virginia was 13-2-1 at home in 2007 with losses to Wake Forest in the regular season and to eventual national champion USC in the NCAA quarterfinals. Two years ago, the Mountaineers posted an unbeaten record at home, going 9-0-2 with wins over No. 6 Virginia and No. 16 Georgetown. Last season, WVU posted a 6-1-2 home record with a victory over No. 11 St. John’s. All-BIG EAST Returnees West Virginia will suit up four all-BIG EAST performers this year. Those student-athletes are forward Megan Mischler (third team, 2008-09), forward Blake Miller (honorable mention, 2008), midfielder Bri Rodriguez (rookie team, 2009) and midfielder Caroline Szwed (rookie team, 2009). Five Mountaineers earned allconference recognition in 2009. Two of those all-BIG EAST performers exhausted their eligibility last fall: midfielder Carolyn Blank (first team, 2008-09; second team, 2007) and Nicole Mailloux (third team, 2009).

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Elite Instruction In 14 seasons, as the only coach in the history of Mountaineer women’s soccer, coach Nikki Izzo-Brown has built a one-time infant program into one of the nation’s elite. Entering the 2010 season, she ranks 20th among NCAA Division I coaches all-time with a .691 winning percentage (includes one year at West Virginia Wesleyan). Last fall, West Virginia posted a 1-0 win at Providence to secure Izzo-Brown’s 200th career victory. Izzo-Brown has never had a losing season as a head coach and owns 202 career victories in 15 seasons. Fresh Faces The 2010 edition of Mountaineer soccer also features a pair of new coaches in former Mountaineer Marisa Kanela as assistant coach and Cristian Materazzi as volunteer assistant. “Anytime you change your staff, there is new excitement on what a new coach brings to your program,” says coach Nikki Izzo-Brown. “I am thrilled to have Marisa and Cristian on board. The team saw their energy this spring and I look forward to seeing how they can take our program to the next level.” Spanning the Globe WVU features student-athletes from Canada and 13 different U.S. states on its 2010 roster. Three players come from Canada, Illinois, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. California, Missouri, New York and Virginia claim two players each. Six states have one player wearing the Old Gold and Blue. Helping Kick Cancer The women’s soccer team raised $12,141 this spring in its effort to help fight breast cancer. All of the money raised goes directly to the Betty Puskar Breast Cancer Fund at the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center. A check presentation for the money raised this past spring will be held at halftime of one of the fall matches. The WVU women’s soccer team has raised more than $60,000 over the past seven years to help fight breast cancer.


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Head Coach: Erica Walsh Penn State at

Location: University Park, Pa.

West Virginia

Conference: Big Ten

Fri., Aug. 20

Nickname: Nittany Lions

7:00 p.m.

Record at PSU: 47-18-4 (three seasons)

SID Contact: Jeremy Fallis Email: jsf16@psu.edu

2009 Record: 13-6-2/8-1-1

Phone: 814-865-1757

2009 Postseason: NCAA

www.gopsusports.com

Second Round

West Virginia at

Location: Bowling Green, Ohio

Head Coach: Andy Richards

SID Contact: Mike Cihon

Bowling Green

Conference: Mid-American

Record at BGSU: 98-96-22

Email: mjcihon@bgsu.edu

Fri., Aug. 27

Nickname: Falcons

(10 seasons) 2009 Record: 5-12-3/1-7-3

5:00 p.m.

2009 Postseason: None

Phone: 419-372-0474 www.bgsufalcons.com

Head Coach: Lori Walker West Virginia at

Location: Columbus, Ohio

Ohio State

Conference: Big Ten

Sun., Aug. 29

Nickname: Buckeyes

1:00 p.m.

Record at OSU: 141-106-22 (13 seasons)

SID Contact: Brett Rybak Email: Rybak.13@osu.edu

2009 Record: 14-4-2/9-2-0

Phone: 614-292-1112

2009 Postseason: NCAA

www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com

First Round

Head Coach: Tom Anagnost Central Michigan at Location: Mount Pleasant, Mich. West Virginia

Conference: Mid-American

Fri., Sept. 4

Nickname: Chippewas

7:00 p.m.

Record at CMU: 24-7-6 (two seasons)

SID Contact: Chad Twaro Email: twaro1cd@cmich.edu

2009 Record: 17-4-3/9-0-2

Phone: 989-774-3277

2009 Postseason: NCAA

www.cmuchippewas.com

Second Round

West Virginia at

Location: Coral Gables, Fla.

Head Coach: Tricia Taliaferro

SID Contact: Scott Zavitz

Miami

Conference: Atlantic Coast

Record at UM: 64-77-13

Email: szavitz@miami.edu

Fri., Sept. 10

Nickname: Hurricanes

7:30 p.m.

West Virginia vs. Florida Atlantic (Hurricane Cup) Sun., Sept. 12

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Phone: 305-284-3244 www.hurricanesports.com

Location: Boca Raton, Fla.

Head Coach: Brian Dooley

SID Contact: Dale Long

Conference: Sun Belt

Record at FAU: 122-75-15

Email: dlong16@@fau.edu

Nickname: Owls

(11 seasons) 2009 Record: 5-12-3/3-7-1 2009 Postseason: None

Location: Pittsburgh, Pa.

West Virginia

Conference: BIG EAST

Thurs., Sept.16

Nickname: Panthers

7:00 p.m.

2009 Record: 8-10-1/3-6-1 2009 Postseason: None

11:30 a.m.

Pitt at

(eight seasons)

Head Coach: Sue-Moy Chin Record at PITT: 44-66-17 (seven seasons) 2009 Record: 8-5-5/3-3-5 2009 Postseason: None

Phone: 561-756-0653 www.fausports.com

SID Contact: TBD Email: TBD Phone: 412-648-8240 www.pittsburghpanthers.com


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Head Coach: Steve Swanson Virginia at

Location: Charlottesville, Va.

West Virginia

Conference: Atlantic Coast

Sun., Sept. 19

Nickname: Cavaliers

1:00 p.m.

Record at UVA: 138-56-29 (11 seasons)

SID Contact: Steve Kirkland Email: skirkland@virginia.edu

2009 Record: 10-6-6-/4-4-2

Phone: 434-982-5535

2009 Postseason: NCAA

www.virginiasports.com

Sweet 16

Head Coach: Markus Roeders West Virginia at

Location: Milwaukee, Wis.

Marquette

Conference: BIG EAST

Thurs., Sept. 23

Nickname: Golden Eagles

Record at MARQ: 202-80-31 (14 seasons) 2009 Record: 15-5-3/7-2-2 2009 Postseason: NCAA

8:00 p.m.

First Round

USF at West Virginia Sun., Sept. 26

Email: amy.ufnowski@ marquette.edu Phone: 414-288-7419 www.gomarquette.com

Location: Tampa, Fla.

Head Coach: Denise Schilte-Brown

SID Contact: Brad Borghetti

Conference: BIG EAST

Record at USF: 20-25-9

Email: bborghetti@

Nickname: Bulls

1:00 p.m.

West Virginia at

SID Contact: Amy Ufnowski

Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Cincinnati

Conference: BIG EAST

Fri., Oct. 1

Nickname: Bearcats

7:00 p.m.

(three seasons) 2009 Record: 9-7-3/6-4-2

Phone: 813-974-4087

2009 Postseason: None

www.gousfbulls.com

Head Coach: Michelle Salmon

SID Contact: Lara Thornton

Record at UC: 18-17-4 (two seasons) 2009 Record: 8-10-1/3-7-1 2009 Postseason: None

West Virginia at

Location: Louisville, Ky.

Louisville

Conference: BIG EAST

Sun., Oct. 3

Nickname: Cardinals

Email: thorntlr@ucmail.uc.edu Phone: 513-556-5191 www.gobearcats.com

Head Coach: Karen Ferguson-Dayes SID Contact: Garett Wall Record at UofL: 80-93-16 Email: g.wall@louisville.edu (10 seasons) 2009 Record: 5-11-1/2-8-1

1:00 p.m.

admin.usf.edu

2009 Postseason: None

Phone: 502-852-3088 www.uoflsports.com

West Virginia at

Location: Syracuse, N.Y.

Head Coach: Phil Wheddon

SID Contact: Susie Mehringer

Syracuse

Conference: BIG EAST

Record at SYR: 10-22-5

Email: skmehrin@syr.edu

Fri., Oct. 8

Nickname: Orange

7:00 p.m.

(two seasons) 2009 Record: 5-11-3/2-8-1 2009 Postseason: None

Phone: 315-443-2608 www.suathletics.com

Head Coach: Ian Stone West Virginia at

Location: Queens, N.Y.

St. John’s

Conference: BIG EAST

Sun., Oct. 10

Nickname: Red Storm

1:00 p.m.

Record at STJ: 149-122-34 (16 seasons)

SID Contact: Rachel Constantine

2009 Record: 13-6-2/6-4-1

Email: constanr@stjohns.edu

2009 Postseason: NCAA

Phone: 718-990-1522

First Round

www.redstormsports.com

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Head Coach: John Byford Villanova at

Location: Villanova, Pa.

West Virginia

Conference: BIG EAST

Fri., Oct. 15

Nickname: Wildcats

Record at NOVA: 22-13-6 (two seasons) 2009 Record: 11-6-5/4-4-3 2009 Postseason: NCAA

7:00 p.m.

First Round

SID Contact: David Berman Email: david.berman@ villanova.edu Phone: 610-519-4122 www.villanova.com

Georgetown at

Location: Washington, D.C.

Head Coach: Dave Nolan

SID Contact: TBD

West Virginia

Conference: BIG EAST

Record at GT: 65-44-11

Email: TBD

Sun., Oct. 17

Nickname: Hoyas

1:00 p.m.

(seven seasons) 2009 Record: 12-6-2/6-4-1 2009 Postseason: None

Phone: 202-687-6591 www.guhoyas.com

Head Coach: Len Tsantiris Connecticut at

Location: Storrs, Conn.

West Virginia

Conference: BIG EAST

Fri., Oct. 22

Nickname: Huskies

7:00 p.m.

Record at UCONN: 474-145-43 (29 seasons)

SID Contact: TBD Email: TBD

2009 Record: 11-8-2/5-5-1

Phone: 860-486-1498

2009 Postseason: NCAA

www.uconnhuskies.com

Second Round

Location: Providence, R.I.

Head Coach: Jim McGirr

SID Contact: John May

West Virginia

Conference: BIG EAST

Record at PROV: 26-49-14

Email: jmay2@providence.edu

Sun., Oct. 24

Nickname: Friars

Providence at

1:00 p.m.

(six seasons) 2009 Record: 8-8-3/3-6-2 2009 Postseason: None

Phone: 401-865-2759 www.friars.com

2010 BIG EAST Championship BIG EAST First Round

BIG EAST Quarterfinals

BIG EAST Semifinals

BIG EAST Finals

Thurs., Oct. 28, 2010

Sun., Oct. 31, 2010

Fri., Nov. 5, 2010

Sun., Nov. 7, 2010

Campus sites

Campus Sites

Piscataway, N.J.

Piscataway, N.J.

Third Rounds (8)

Quarterfinals (4)

Women’s College Cup

November 12 & 14, 2010

November 19, 20, or 21, 2010

November 26, 27, or 28, 2010

December 3 & 5, 2010

On campus sites

On campus sites

On campus sites

Cary, North Carolina

2010 NCAA Championship First/Second Rounds (16)

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2009 Review Nikki Izzo-Brown thought she had seen pretty much everything in her 15 seasons as a head soccer coach. Then the 2009 season came along. The Mountaineers posted a 2-2-5 record to start the year, overcame numerous injuries forcing several lineup changes and felt the pressure of having its NCAA postseason streak come to a halt. Yet, in the end, Izzo-Brown ignited her team to a strong finish and its trying season was rewarded with a 10th-consecutive NCAA tournament appearance. A team with only four seniors advanced to the second round for the seventh time in 10 years. It was a true team effort as WVU finished with a 10-7-6 record, also advancing to the BIG EAST Championship semifinals for the fifth-straight season. A total of 10 freshmen or sophomores started matches and seven different players scored a game-winning goal. Five players earned all-BIG EAST recognition, led by senior Carolyn Blank’s all-BIG EAST first team nod. Blank would

Carolyn Blank

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be named a second team NSCAA AllAmerican for the second year in a row. The Toms River, N.J., native was a two-time team captain and left WVU as the school’s all-time leader in matches played (92) and started (92). Taking home third team all-BIG EAST honors were senior Nicole Mailloux and junior Megan Mischler, while freshmen Bri Rodriguez and Caroline Szwed were named to the BIG EAST all-Rookie team. Mailloux guided the Mountaineer back line to a record-tying 13 shutouts. An NSCAA all-Northeast region third-team pick, the team captain helped WVU’s defense limit 10 different opponents to two shots on-goal or less on the season. Leading the offense was Mischler, ending the season with team-bests in goals (five), game-winners (three) and points (12). She was an NSCAA third team all-Northeast region selection after missing the final eight matches of 2008 with a broken fibula. Senior Heather Saffel was named NSCAA honorable mention Scholar all-East region and sophomore Chelsey Corroto

earned ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District second-team recognition. The women’s soccer team also earned an NSCAA Team Academic Award for its work in the classroom by the NSCAA. The Mountaineers posted a team GPA of 3.41 last year and have won an NSCAA Team Academic Award for eight-straight years. West Virginia and Ohio State played to a 0-0 double overtime draw in WVU’s season opener before WVU marked the highest-ranked opponent defeated in school history. The Mountaineers scored a 2-1 victory at No. 5 Penn State and fell 1-0 to No. 25 BYU in State College, Pa. September began with WVU netting two goals in each half to post a 4-0 shutout against visiting Duquesne, followed by another 0-0 draw in double overtime with visiting Boston. West Virginia finished with 23 shots, 11 shots on-goal and 11 corner kicks against the Terriers and the match was the first of seven televised matches in 2009. A week later, freshman Bry McCarthy scored with less than six minutes to play to force overtime as No. 12 West Virginia played to a 1-1 draw with No. 9 Virginia in Charlottesville, Va. WVU dropped game two of the Virginia NIKE Soccer Classic in a disappointing 1-0 loss to Dartmouth. Blank, McCarthy and goalkeeper Kerri Butler each were named to the all-tournament team for their efforts. West Virginia dominated play in its BIG EAST opener at Pitt, but left with little to show in a 1-1 draw. All-America midfielder Carolyn Blank put the Mountaineers on the board first with a goal at the 15:58 mark and WVU held a 24-8 shot advantage. Junior midfielder Ashtin Larkin could not have picked a better time to score her first career goal in a Mountaineer uniform. Larkin’s goal in the 62nd minute helped 25th-ranked West Virginia out of an offensive slump to post a 1-0 win over visiting Tennessee to close out the non-conference season. On Sept. 24, midfielder Szwed netted the lone goal of the match with under three minutes remaining in regulation to give WVU a 1-0 win over Marquette at Dick Dlesk


Soccer Stadium. Szwed’s goal came against Golden Eagles’ goalkeeper Natalie Kulla, who had surrendered only four goals in the MU’s first nine games. Butler made five saves to pick up her fourth shutout of the season, the fifth for the Mountaineers. Next time out, the Mountaineers struggled by dropping a pair of conference contests at USF and versus Notre Dame. West Virginia won its final three home matches, posting shutouts against DePaul, Syracuse and St. John’s. A strong second half, powered by goals from Mischler and Blank, secured a 2-0 win over the Demon Deacons. WVU’s offense pressured the DePaul back line, attempting 12 second half shots. Forward Blake Miller slipped behind the Syracuse back line and scored the gamewinner in a 1-0 victory on a rain-soaked evening at Dick Dlesk. WVU finished with an 18-5 edge in shots and a 16-1 edge in corner kicks. The 16 corner kicks were a season high. Sophomore Meghan Lewis promised her senior teammates a victory on Senior Day against 11th-ranked St. John’s. She made good on her promise, delivering her first career goal in leading the Mountaineers past the Red Storm, 1-0. The goal was also the first shot of the match, coming at the 7:47 mark.

Nicole Mailloux At 7-4-4 on the year, the Mountaineers took to the road for their final four matches of the regular season.

The team poses with Coach Izzo-Brown after her 200th career win.

West Virginia and Villanova fought the rain, wind, mud and chilly temperatures in playing to a 0-0 double-overtime draw in Villanova, Pa. WVU outshot the Wildcats after halftime by an 11-4 margin and took eight of its 11 corner kicks in the final 65 minutes of the contest. Butler made two saves in working her fourthstraight shutout of the season – a scoreless streak of 380 minutes. Georgetown forward Samantha Baker broke a 1-1 tie in the 58th minute to push the Hoyas past visiting West Virginia, 2-1, in Washington, D.C. The Mountaineers tied the match at the 53:02 mark on a brilliant play from freshmen Rodriguez and Szwed, with Rodriguez scoring the first goal of her career. WVU’s offense was held to only seven shots on the afternoon. Ninety minutes were not enough as WVU and Connecticut played to a 0-0 double-overtime draw in Storrs, Conn. The tie, however, gave WVU its one point needed to secure a spot in the 2009 BIG EAST Championship. West Virginia had game-winning chances against the Huskies from Szwed and Mischler in the first overtime session.

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Butler was brilliant in goal, playing her best match of the season in making a careerhigh nine saves in the team’s 10th shutout of the season. The junior came up with huge saves in every period, most notably at the end of regulation and in the waning seconds of the match. Mischler scored her team-leading fifth goal of the season to lead West Virginia to a 1-0 win at Providence and give Izzo-Brown’s her 200th career victory. WVU’s defensive corps, led by Mailloux, continued its late season success and did not allow a Providence shot until the 34th minute. West Virginia also clinched the No. 3 seed in the BIG EAST American Division with its win. After a first-round bye in the BIG EAST Championship, freshman Caralee Keppler netted her first collegiate goal in helping West Virginia stun ninth-ranked Rutgers, 1-0, in Piscataway, N.J. The Mountaineers dominated possession throughout the match and their offensive pressure paid off in the 86th minute as Keppler took one touch and slotted the ball past All-America goalkeeper Erin Guthrie from six-yards out for the game-winner. Marquette avenged its regular-season loss to the Mountaineers as 24th-ranked WVU dropped its BIG EAST semifinal match,

2009 Results (9-6-6 Overall/5-3-3 BIG EAST) Date Opponent Result Aug. 23.................. OHIO STATE.................................................................................T, 0-0 (2OT) Penn State Invitational (University Park, Pa.) Aug. 29 ................. at #5 Penn St. ................................................................................... W, 2-1 Aug. 31 ................. vs. #25 BYU................................................................................... L, 0-1 (OT) Sept. 3 . ................. DUQUESNE.......................................................................................... W, 4-0 Sept. 6 . ................. BOSTON U (WVPBS) ..................................................................T, 0-0 (2OT) Virginia NIKE Soccer Classic (Charlottesville, Va.) Sept. 11.................. at #9 Virginia..............................................................................T, 1-1 (2OT) Sept. 13 . ............... vs. Dartmouth...................................................................................... L, 0-1 Sept. 18 . ............... at Pitt...........................................................................................T, 1-1 (2OT) Sept. 20.................. TENNESSEE (WVPBS)........................................................................... W, 1-0 Sept. 24.................. MARQUETTE........................................................................................ W, 1-0 Sept. 27 . ............... at USF (BHSN)....................................................................................... L, 1-2 Oct. 2..................... #8 NOTRE DAME (ESPNU)........................................................... L, 2-3 (OT) Oct. 4 . .................. DEPAUL................................................................................................ W, 2-0 Oct. 9 . .................. SYRACUSE........................................................................................... W, 1-0 Oct. 11................... #11 ST. JOHN’S.................................................................................... W, 1-0 Oct. 16 . ................ at Villanova................................................................................T, 0-0 (2OT) Oct. 18................... at Georgetown................................................................................... L, 1-2 Oct. 23................... at Connecticut (COX)..............................................................T, 0-0 (2OT) Oct. 25................... at Providence (COX)........................................................................ W, 1-0 Oct. 29................... BIG EAST First Round.............................................................................. BYE Nov. 1.................... at #9 Rutgers^ ................................................................................... W, 1-0 Nov. 6.................... vs. #10 Marquette^^ (CBS C)............................................................ L, 1-0 Nov. 13.................. vs. Loyola (Md.)*................................................................................ W, 2-0 Nov. 15.................. at #14 Wake Forest**.......................................................................... L, 0-3 ^ BIG EAST Quarterfinals ^^ BIG EAST Semifinals; Storrs, Conn. * NCAA First Round; Winston-Salem, N.C. ** NCAA Second Round; Winston-Salem, N.C.

1-0, to the 10th-ranked Golden Eagles in Storrs, Conn. The Mountaineers drew Loyola (Md.) in the opening round of NCAA tournament in Winston-Salem, N.C. Blank notched the fastest goal in West Virginia’s 10-year NCAA tournament history, leading WVU to a 2-0 victory. Blank’s header goal at the 1:29 mark is believed to be the second-fastest ever in 14 seasons of Mountaineer soccer. Three first-half goals from 14th-ranked Wake Forest was all the Demon Deacons needed to defeat West Virginia, 3-0, in NCAA second-round action in WinstonSalem, N.C. It marked the final contest for four Mountaineers – Mallory Beck, Blank, Mailloux and Saffel. The 2009 season saw a young team battle adversity against one of the nation’s toughest schedules. WVU played 11 top 50 RPI teams last season and the team’s continued maturation and rapid development has already been laid as the foundation for success in 2010.

WVU’s 2009 Seniors

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2009 Individual Statistics 7 31 3 8 33 4 14 12 2 17 5 13 20 25 22 21 00 23 18 10 1 0

Name Megan Mischler Carolyn Blank Blake Miller Caroline Szwed Bry McCarthy Bri Rodriguez Chelsey Corroto Meghan Lewis Caralee Keppler Erica Henderson Ashtin Larkin Nicole Mailloux Heather Saffel Morgan Betscher Mallory Smith Sydney Metheny Nicolette DeLaurentis Cassandra Deitrick Kristen Felice Steph Carpenter Mallory Beck Kerri Butler Total Opponents

GP-GS 23-23 23-23 23-22 23-23 23-12 23-23 23-8 23-23 12-10 21-20 21-0 23-23 22-15 20-4 6-0 14-0 4-0 2-0 1-0 12-1 2-0 23-23 23 23

Min 2000 2154 1720 1851 1107 1608 1114 2198 939 1954 484 2191 1567 527 104 122 51 16 11 261 37 2161 24177 -

G 5 4 3 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 16

A 2 1 2 6 1 4 1 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 15

Pts 12 9 8 8 7 6 3 3 3 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 66 47

Sh 63 51 66 23 30 23 15 14 4 18 9 2 4 15 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 340 216

1 0 TM

Name Mallory Beck Kerri Butler TEAM Total Opponents

GP-GS 2-0 23-23 23 23

Minutes 36:42 2161:10 0:00 2197:52 2197:52

GOALS BY PERIOD West Virginia Opponents

1st 9 9

2nd 13 5

OT 0 2

OT2 0 0

Total 22 16

SHOTS BY PERIOD West Virginia Opponents

1st 142 89

2nd 172 108

OT 16 10

OT2 10 9

Total 340 216

SAVES BY PERIOD West Virginia Opponents

1st 29 53

2nd 39 60

OT 3 4

OT2 3 3

Total 74 120

CORNER KICKS BY PRD West Virginia Opponents

1st 46 35

2nd 69 31

OT 3 3

OT2 4 3

Total 122 72

FOULS BY PERIOD West Virginia Opponents

1st 114 114

2nd 95 123

OT 7 7

OT2 6 12

Total 222 256

ATTENDANCE SUMMARY Total Dates/Avg Per Date Neutral Site #/Avg

WVU 8002 9/889 4/375

OPP 9504 10/950 -

Shot% .079 .078 .045 .043 .100 .043 .067 .071 .250 .056 .111 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .065 .074

GA 0 16 0 16 22

Avg 0.00 0.67 0.00 0.66 0.90

Saves 2 72 0 74 120

Pct 1.000 .818 .000 .822 .845

SOG 26 20 34 4 12 10 8 5 1 10 5 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 142 90

SOG% .413 .392 .515 .174 .400 .435 .533 .357 .250 .556 .556 .000 .000 .467 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .418 .417

W 0 10 0 10 7

L 0 7 0 7 10

YC-RC 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 3-0 1-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 9-0 10-0 T 0 6 0 6 6

GW 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 7

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

Sho 0 12 1 13 8

Heather Saffel

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2009 Team Statistics Date Aug. 23, 2009 Aug. 29, 2009 Aug. 31, 2009 Sept. 03, 2009 Sept. 06, 2009 Sept. 11, 2009 Sept. 13, 2009 Sept.18,2009 Sept. 20, 2009 Sept. 24, 2009 Sept. 27, 2009 Oct. 02, 2009 Oct. 04, 2009 Oct. 09, 2009 Oct. 11, 2009 Oct. 16, 2009 Oct. 18, 2009 Oct. 23, 2009 Oct. 25, 2009 Nov. 01, 2009 Nov. 06, 2009 Nov. 13, 2009 Nov. 15, 2009 West Virginia Opponent

Opponent OHIO STATE at Penn State vs BYU DUQUESNE BOSTON U at Virginia vs Dartmouth at Pitt TENNESSEE MARQUETTE at USF NOTRE DAME DEPAUL SYRACUSE ST. JOHN’S at Villanova at Georgetown at Connecticut at Providence at Rutgers vs Marquette vs Loyola (Md.) at Wake Forest

Score 0-0 2-1 0-1 4-0 0-0 1-1 0-1 1-1 1-0 1-0 1-2 2-3 2-0 1-0 1-0 0-0 1-2 0-0 1-0 1-0 0-1 2-0 0-3 22-16

G 0 2 0 4 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 2 0 22 16

Date Aug. 23, 2009 Aug. 29, 2009 Aug. 31, 2009 Sept. 03, 2009 Sept. 06, 2009 Sept. 11, 2009 Sept. 13, 2009 Sept.18,2009 Sept. 20, 2009 Sept. 24, 2009 Sept. 27, 2009 Oct. 02, 2009 Oct. 04, 2009 Oct. 09, 2009 Oct. 11, 2009 Oct. 16, 2009 Oct. 18, 2009 Oct. 23, 2009 Oct. 25, 2009 Nov. 01, 2009 Nov. 06, 2009 Nov. 13, 2009 Nov. 15, 2009 Totals Opponent

Opponent OHIO STATE at Penn State vs BYU DUQUESNE BOSTON U at Virginia vs Dartmouth at Pitt TENNESSEE MARQUETTE at USF NOTRE DAME DEPAUL SYRACUSE ST. JOHN’S at Villanova at Georgetown at Connecticut at Providence at Rutgers vs Marquette vs Loyola (Md.) at Wake Forest

Score 0-0 2-1 0-1 4-0 0-0 1-1 0-1 1-1 1-0 1-0 1-2 2-3 2-0 1-0 1-0 0-0 1-2 0-0 1-0 1-0 0-1 2-0 0-3 22-16

Minutes 110:00 90:00 97:11 90:00 110:00 110:00 90:00 110:00 90:00 90:00 90:00 90:41 90:00 90:00 90:00 110:00 90:00 110:00 90:00 90:00 90:00 90:00 90:00 2197:52 2197:52

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A 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 2 0 1 2 2 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 4 0 22 15

Pts 0 5 0 12 0 2 0 4 2 3 4 6 6 3 3 0 3 0 2 3 0 8 0 66 47 GA 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 16 22

Sh 13 12 20 15 23 15 14 24 27 7 12 11 13 18 11 17 7 22 12 11 11 19 6 340 216

Shot% .000 .167 .000 .267 .000 .067 .000 .042 .037 .143 .083 .182 .154 .056 .091 .000 .143 .000 .083 .091 .000 .105 .000 .065 .074

GAAvg 0.00 0.45 0.61 0.46 0.36 0.44 0.52 0.56 0.50 0.46 0.58 0.77 0.72 0.67 0.63 0.58 0.66 0.62 0.59 0.56 0.58 0.56 0.66 0.66 0.66

SOG 0 5 5 10 11 7 5 10 11 2 7 6 5 7 4 10 3 5 6 8 6 7 2 142 90 Saves 2 5 5 1 1 3 4 0 1 5 5 3 3 2 2 2 2 9 6 2 6 1 4 74 120

SOG% .000 .417 .250 .667 .478 .467 .357 .417 .407 .286 .583 .545 .385 .389 .364 .588 .429 .227 .500 .727 .545 .368 .333 .418 .417 Save% 1.000 .833 .833 1.000 1.000 .750 .800 .000 1.000 1.000 .714 .500 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 .500 1.000 1.000 1.000 .857 1.000 .571 .822 .845

YC-RC 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 3-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 9-0 10-0

GW 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 10 7 W 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 10 7

PK-ATT 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 L 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 7 10

T 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 6

Min 1211 990 1068 990 1208 1209 990 1210 990 990 991 999 990 990 990 1211 991 1210 989 991 989 990 990 24177

Sho 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 13 8


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Blueprint For Success…A 12-Year Plan When Nikki Izzo-Brown was hired as the first women’s soccer coach at West Virginia University in the fall of 1995, her eyes glistened with visions for the future of Mountaineer women’s soccer. In four seasons, having had one complete recruiting class come to fruition, she thought West Virginia could make the coveted NCAA tournament. In five years, she anticipated the Mountaineers would be contending for a BIG EAST championship. Her vision was nearly prophetic. It took five years for the Mountaineers to make their first appearance in the NCAA tournament and six for WVU to earn a spot in the BIG EAST championship match. Then in 2007, 12 years into existence, West Virginia won its first BIG EAST tournament and advanced to the NCAA Elite Eight. At 12 years in the books, the history of West Virginia women’s soccer was by no means lengthy, but it is most certainly storied. Women’s soccer was born at West Virginia on March 1, 1995, when WVU Director of Athletics Ed Pastilong announced that the sport would be added for the 1996 season. Later that year, on Aug. 3, Izzo-Brown was asked to take the reins and develop the West Virginia women’s soccer program. Having spent the past two seasons at Division II West Virginia Wesleyan, first as an assistant, but eventually as the head coach, it was a challenge she was eager to accept. “When I first came to West Virginia,” Izzo-Brown said, “I felt that the combination of athletic tradition at WVU and athletic department support for the program would bring nothing but success. “I thought that the BIG EAST was a soccer conference and that we could build a program at West Virginia that would be successful on a yearly basis.” Success came early and often in 3-1-95 West Virginia Director of Athletics Ed Pastilong announced that women’s soccer will be added as a varsity sport for the 1996 season.

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Coach Izzo-Brown addresses the 1996 team at halftime. Izzo-Brown’s first year at WVU, despite the fact that the BIG EAST preseason coaches poll tabbed the Mountaineers as potential last place finishers. Although the Mountaineers lost their inaugural match 3-0 at Rutgers, they rebounded to beat Providence 4-0 in their first home match in front of 2,000 fans at Mountaineer Field. West Virginia would win nine more games in its inaugural season, four of which were BIG EAST matches, en route to a final 10-7-2 record that assured Izzo-Brown her first winning season as a Division I coach. At the BIG EAST awards banquet that November, Mountaineer defender Stacey Sollmann was named to the conference’s all-rookie team, making her the first women’s soccer player in West Virginia history to earn postseason honors. In 1997, the Mountaineer Soccer Complex opened and after one season as a varsity sport, the women’s soccer team had a field of its own. The Mountaineers won their first match at the new stadium, defeating Duquesne 1-0 in the second game of the season. West Virginia boasted a 7-2-1 record in front of home crowds in 1997 before finishing the season 11-6-2 and in fifth place in the BIG EAST.

West Virginia went 11-6-2 for the second-straight season and earned its first postseason berth in 1998. The Mountaineers defeated conference rival Pitt 2-0 in the last game of the regular season to earn a spot in the BIG EAST tournament. The season would end there, however, as Notre Dame upended WVU, 5-0. West Virginia earned a 9-9-1 record in 1999 before having a breakout season in 2000. That year, the Mountaineers won 15 games and saw the emergence of a star player. Katie Barnes, a junior forward from Mason, Ohio, claimed the spotlight, as she led the Mountaineers in nearly every offensive category throughout the season. She finished the year with 17 goals and nine assists for a school record 43 points. For her outstanding efforts that season, Barnes was named BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year, making her the first West Virginia women’s soccer player to earn a major conference award. Barnes also became West Virginia’s first All-American in 2000, a Soccer Buzz thirdteam selection. On September 20, West Virginia appeared in the Top 25 of a major national poll for the first time. After opening the

8-3-95 Nikki Izzo is hired as West Virginia’s inaugural head women’s soccer coach.

9-1-96 Mountaineers play first game, a 3-0 loss at BIG EAST foe Rutgers.

3-1-96 Nikki Izzo signs program’s first recruiting class.

9-7-96 First home game and first program win, a 4-0 victory over Providence at Mountaineer Field.


season 7-1, the Mountaineers were the 24th-ranked team in the country according to Soccer Buzz as they headed into conference play. West Virginia split its conference matches, going an even 3-3 during the regular season. After a one-year hiatus from the BIG EAST tournament, the Mountaineers faced off against the Connecticut Huskies in the first round. WVU was unable to score a goal in the match, however, and Connecticut advanced to the semifinal round with a 1-0 win. Because of its regular season success, however, West Virginia earned an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament. WVU traveled to Richmond for a first-round match against the Spiders. Richmond emerged victorious, defeating the Mountaineers 5-1. At the season’s end, Izzo-Brown was named region coach of the year by the NSCAA. In addition to the accolades earned by Barnes and Izzo-Brown in 2000, midfielders Lisa Stoia and Rachel Kruze earned all-Mid-Atlantic region honors as well. Stoia also was named BIG EAST coRookie of the Year for her play as a freshman. In her first season as a Mountaineer, Stoia developed into a deadly playmaker from the center of the field. Over the course of the season, she assisted on six of the team’s 39 goals, while Kruze, a sophomore, complemented Stoia in the midfield, adding six more assists. Building on the success of the previous season, West Virginia continued its winning ways in 2001. With Barnes leading the way, the Mountaineers again won 15 games. That season, the Mountaineers went 4-1-1 in the BIG EAST, good enough for a second-place mid-Atlantic division finish. West Virginia recorded wins over BIG EAST foes Syracuse, Rutgers, Seton Hall and Miami, but none was sweeter than the program’s first-ever win over Connecticut. Having defeated Miami in the quarterfinal round of the BIG EAST tournament, West Virginia advanced to the semifinals

for the first time in program history. Waiting for them there were the Huskies. A traditional conference and national soccer power, Connecticut owned a 6-0-0 all-time record against the Mountaineers. At the 29:03 mark, West Virginia sophomore Chrissie Abbott, on an assist from Stoia, beat UConn goalkeeper Shanna Caldwell to give the Mountaineers a 1-0 lead. It would be the only goal scored in the match as WVU held on for its first-ever win over Connecticut. With the victory, the Mountaineers advanced to the BIG EAST championship, another first for the program. Playing against Notre Dame, WVU was down 1-0 early, but tied the match on a goal by Barnes in the 15th minute. For the next 60 minutes, the two squads battled evenly before Notre Dame’s Randi Scheller scored the game-winner to give the Fighting Irish the BIG EAST title. The loss was devastating, but not quite as shocking as falling to Miami (Ohio) in the first round of that season’s NCAA tournament. Hosting the first and second rounds at the Mountaineer Soccer Complex, West Virginia took on the Redhawks in the first round and was defeated 1-0 on a penalty kick. West Virginia finished the season 15-5-1. Postseason honors were abundant that year as Barnes earned her secondconsecutive conference offensive player of the year award and Izzo-Brown was named BIG EAST Coach of the Year. For the second-straight season, Barnes was named All-American, earning first-team honors from the NSCAA and secondteam recognition from Soccer Buzz. Stoia and Abbott also received conference and national recognition. With the taste of unfinished business laying sourly in their mouths, the Mountaineers set out in 2002 with something to prove. For years, it seemed, they were right there, in and out of games with soccer powerhouses. For the previous three seasons, West Virginia had suffered

one-goal losses to teams the caliber of Connecticut, Notre Dame and Virginia. In 2002, that all changed. The Mountaineers racked up a nine-game win streak and an 18-match unbeaten streak on their way to the program’s first-ever regular season title. Going 5-0-1 in conference play, the Mountaineers notched the program’s first victory, 3-0, over rival Notre Dame on Oct. 6, at the Mountaineer Soccer Complex. Earlier in the season, West Virginia won at 10th-ranked Virginia, 2-1, to earn WVU’s first victory over a Top 10 program. The Mountaineers entered their third consecutive BIG EAST tournament having shut out their last six opponents. Facing St. John’s in the quarterfinal match, West Virginia extended its shutout streak to seven with a 4-0 win over the Red Storm. The Mountaineers defeated Rutgers, 3-2, in the semifinal match and advanced to the championship match for the second straight year, this time against Connecticut. The end result was the same, however, as WVU was edged by the Huskies, 1-0, on a penalty kick. Once again, hosting the NCAA tournament in Morgantown, West Virginia faced Loyola (Md.) in first-round action. The Mountaineers scored three goals, defeating Loyola, 3-0, to earn their firstever NCAA tournament victory. WVU’s season ended in the next round, however, when it fell to Virginia, 1-0. Picking up where former teammate Katie Barnes left off, junior forward Chrissie Abbott had a record breaking season in 2002. The North Olmstead, Ohio, native scored 20 goals and dished out seven assists for 47 points, breaking the previous records set by Barnes in 2000. She was named BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year, a first team All-American by both the NSCAA and Soccer Buzz and was a finalist for Soccer Buzz’s Player of the Year award. Additionally, Abbott was named one of Soccer America’s 11 most valuable players of 2002.

11-3-96 Mountaineers end first season with a 10-7-2 record, earning the program’s first winning season.

9-3-97 West Virginia defeats Duquesne 1-0 in its first match at the Mountaineer Soccer Complex.

9-20-00 West Virginia gets its first national ranking, a No. 24 ranking by Soccer Buzz.

11-6-96 WVU earns its first postseason honors when defender Stacey Sollmann is named to the BIG EAST all-Rookie Team.

10-31-98 Mountaineers earn their first BIG EAST tournament berth with a 2-0 win over Pitt.

11-8-00 WVU makes its first appearance in the NCAA tournament, a 5-1 loss at Richmond.

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Blueprint For Success…A 12-Year Plan Nikki Izzo-Brown was once again named BIG EAST Coach of the Year as well as Soccer Buzz and NSCAA regional coach of the year, while Stoia earned BIG EAST Midfielder of the Year honors. The 2002 season saw the Mountaineers attain their highest national ranking ever, No. 4 by Soccer Buzz, a spot West Virginia held for two-straight weeks at the close of the regular season. Led by Abbott and Stoia, the 2003 Mountaineers again made history. Going 17-4-2, West Virginia notched key road wins over Connecticut, its first-ever over the Huskies at Morrone Stadium, and SECpower Tennessee, and earned a trip to the Sweet 16 for the first time ever. The Mountaineers tied the record they set the season before, logging nine-straight wins at one point during the season. WVU went 4-1-1 in conference play and faced St. John’s for the secondstraight season in the BIG EAST quarterfinal match. The Mountaineers advanced past the Red Storm, but fell short of reaching their third straight championship match when Villanova slid past WVU on penalty kicks in the semifinal. West Virginia, in the NCAA tournament for the fourth-straight year, defeated Loyola (Md.), 4-2, in the opening round and routed Ohio State, 3-0, in the second to earn the program’s first berth in the Sweet 16. In Morgantown, the Mountaineers drew Florida State for their Sweet 16 match. Down 2-0 at the half, WVU battled back and sent the game into overtime at 2-2. With under 30 seconds remaining in the second overtime, the Seminoles broke the West Virginia defense for the game-winning score. At the season’s end, WVU had its first-ever Hermann Trophy nominee in Abbott and both she and Stoia had firmly planted themselves as two of the great-

Chrissie Abbott speaks to the media after hosting a 2003 Sweet 16 match est to ever don the Old Gold and Blue. Together, they rewrote the record books and helped to build a national powerhouse with each game they played. Abbott graduated as WVU’s all-time leader in goals scored, points and shots leader, while Stoia grabbed the school’s all-time assist record. Both were All-Americans in 2003, and together they set the West Virginia mark for games played and games started, each starting 87 matches in their careers. Having lost Abbott and Stoia to graduation, a young Mountaineer squad entered the 2004 season, its first in Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium, looking to build upon the success of 2003. Led by senior forward Laura Kane, the Mountaineers posted their fifth-straight 15-win season and earned a fifth-consecutive trip to the NCAA tournament as well. The 2004 season was highlighted by total team play. Injury seemed to be a consistent theme throughout the year, yet somehow a different Mountaineer always rose to the challenge and helped bring

her team to victory. For the first time since 1999, the BIG EAST wasn’t broken into divisions and the Mountaineers went 7-4-0 in league play before finishing the year with a 15-6-0 record. WVU was sent to Texas for the 2005 NCAA tournament and faced teams from the Big 12 and Sunbelt Conferences for the first time in school history. West Virginia downed Southern Methodist, 2-1, in the opening round and fell to Texas, 2-1, to close out its ninth season of collegiate competition. Freshman Ashley Banks emerged as the most productive freshman in WVU history, notching more goals, assists and points than any newcomer before her. At the season’s end she became the second Mountaineer to earn BIG EAST Rookie of the Year honors (Lisa Stoia, 2000). Junior Marisa Kanela and senior Ashley Weimer joined the freshman on the all-conference second team. Kane was named first team all-BIG EAST and became the Mountaineers’ fourth All-

12-9-01 Katie Barnes becomes WVU’s first women’s soccer All-American.

in the second round of the 2002 WUSA draft.

10-8-02 West Virginia secures its first-ever BIG EAST regular season divisional title with a 3-0 shutout of Notre Dame.

2-11-02 Katie Barnes becomes the first WVU player to enter the pro ranks when she is drafted by the Carolina Courage

9-13-02 WVU wins at No. 10 Virginia to notch their first-ever victory over a top 10 team - also the program’s 75th win.

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11-15-02 WVU wins first NCAA tournament match, a 3-0 victory over Loyola (Md.).


American in four years when the NSCAA named her a third-team honoree. Additionally, both her and Weimer were named Scholar All-Americans. A streak that began in September of 2002 ran 29 consecutive weeks until Nov. 1, 2004, and saw West Virginia ranked in the national Top 25 for nearly three complete seasons. The toughest schedule in program history awaited the Mountaineers in 2005, and at the season’s end, West Virginia had played six ranked teams in 19 matches, including eventual national champion Portland. WVU went undefeated at home for the second time, going 7-0-0, but played the majority of its games on the road, where they battled fatigue and unfamiliar surroundings en route to a 12-6-3 final mark. The Mountaineers found success in BIG EAST competition, narrowly missing a spot in the conference championship match after falling 1-0 to Connecticut with minutes left in the second overtime period. But, a sixth-straight trip to the NCAA tournament awaited. WVU downed Hofstra in the first round, giving junior goalkeeper Lana Bannerman the career shutouts record with a 3-0 victory

before falling to Final-Four participant Penn State in the second round. Individual accolades were once again abundant with five being named to an all-conference team (Marisa Kanela - first team; Ashley Banks and Amanda Cicchini - second team; Lana Bannerman and Kambria Riggins - third team). Kanela, Cicchini and Riggins also earned all-region honors from Soccer Buzz and the NSCAA. Cicchini also claimed Freshman All-America recognition from Soccer Buzz. Izzo-Brown’s 11th season running the program in 2006 saw a youthful Mountaineer squad with just two seniors go 14-4-3 and win the BIG EAST American Division title. WVU picked up a key road win at No. 7 Penn State on its way to an 8-0-2 start. Sophomore forward Deana Everrett, a Soccer Buzz third team All-American, emerged onto the scene and led the league in scoring through the regular season on a team that set the school record for goals with 55. West Virginia rolled to an 8-2-1 league record and advanced to the BIG EAST semifinals before making its seventh consecutive NCAA tournament appearance in November.

The Mountaineers produced the finest season in school history in 2007, winning both the BIG EAST regular season and tournament titles, and advancing to the NCAA Elite Eight. Soccer Buzz and NSCAA regional coach of the year Izzo-Brown guided six Mountaineers to all-conference honors and three players earned All-America accolades. Forward Ashley Banks was a finalist for the 2007 Soccer Buzz National Player of the Year and a semifinalist for the prestigious Hermann Trophy. The forward’s 15 goals and 38 points as a senior were the most-ever by a senior women’s soccer player. She graduated with rankings in the top five all-time in three major offensive categories – 34 goals (3rd), 26 assists (3rd) and 94 points (3rd). Banks collected numerous honors, including Soccer Buzz second team AllAmerica, NSCAA third team All-America, first team all-BIG EAST, the BIG EAST co-Offensive Player of the Year, an NSCAA Scholar All-American and an ESPN The Magazine first team Academic All-American. Defender Greer Barnes helped the Mountaineer defense tie a school record with 13 shutouts. She became the first defender in school history to earn first team all-BIG EAST honors and was named a second team NSCAA All-American. Amanda Cicchini, a two-time NSCAA allregion selection, was awarded second team NSCAA All-America honors and first team all-BIG EAST as a junior. The three-time all-league midfielder was also named to the all-tournament team at the 2007 BIG EAST Championship. Since the program’s birth in 1996, the Mountaineers have had 12 consecutive non-losing seasons, and with a coaching staff that consistently recruits some of the nation’s top soccer talent, the years that continue to go by will continue to write their own story.

Lisa DuCote celebrates the game-winning penalty kick in 2007 11-16-03 The Mountaineers shut out Ohio State, 3-0, to advance to the Sweet 16 for the first time in school history.

9-9-07 A crowd of 887 witnessed the Mountaineers post a 1-0 win at home over #15 Penn State to give WVU 150 wins.

9-5-04 Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium is dedicated in front of 1,200 fans.

11-11-07 WVU wins its first BIG EAST tournament title with a penalty kick shootout win (5-3) over No. 9 Notre Dame.

11-30-07 A Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium attendance record (3,000) was established in WVU’s first NCAA Elite Eight match. The Mountaineers fell 1-0 to eventual national champion USC.

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Match Records Goals 1..... Ashley Banks...............at Georgetown, 2007.............................3 Deana Everrett..........at DePaul, 2006.......................................3 Kim Bonilla..................vs. St. Bonaventure, 2006.......................3 Ashley Banks...............vs. Ohio, 2004...........................................3 Rachael Minnich.......vs. Ohio, 2004...........................................3 Chrissie Abbott...........vs. William and Mary, 2002.....................3 Katie Barnes...............vs. Marshall, 2000.....................................3 Katie Barnes...............vs. Virginia Tech, 1999.............................3 Rena Lippa.................vs. Bowling Green, 1998.........................3 10... 72 times.........................................................................................2 Most recent: Deana Everrett at Virginia, 2008 Assists 1..... Deana Everrett..........vs. Syracuse, 2008...................................3 Katie Barnes...............vs. St. John’s, 2001...................................3 Robyn D’Aversa.........vs. Virginia Tech, 1999.............................3 4..... 34 times.........................................................................................2 Most recent: Deana Everrett at Marquette, 2008 Points 1..... Ashley Banks...............vs. Georgetown, 2007............ 7 (3G, 1A) Kim Bonilla..................vs. St. Bonaventure, 2006....... 7 (3G, 1A) Rachael Minnich.......vs. Ohio, 2004........................... 7 (3G, 1A) Katie Barnes...............vs. Marshall, 2000..................... 7 (3G, 1A) Rena Lippa.................vs. Bowling Green, 1998......... 7 (3G, 1A) 6..... Deana Everrett..........at DePaul, 2006....................... 6 (3G, 0A) Ashley Banks...............vs. Ohio, 2004........................... 6 (3G, 0A) Chrissie Abbott...........vs. William & Mary, 2002......... 6 (3G, 0A) Katie Barnes...............vs. Virginia Tech, 1999............. 6 (3G, 0A) Tonia Deligiannis........vs. RMU, 1996........................... 6 (2G, 2A)

Kim Bonilla Goalkeeper Saves 1..... Stacey Adams...........vs. Connecticut, 1998...........................22 2..... Stacey Adams...........vs. Rutgers, 1996....................................18 3..... Stacey Adams...........vs. Connecticut, 1996...........................16 Stacey Adams...........vs. Boston College, 1998......................16 5..... Stacey Adams...........vs. Duquesne, 1996...............................13 Stacey Adams...........vs. Notre Dame, 1998...........................13 7..... Stacey Adams...........vs. Navy, 1997........................................12 Stacey Adams...........vs. Notre Dame, 1997...........................12 Stacey Adams...........vs. Syracuse, 1998.................................12 10... Melissa Haire..............vs. Butler, 1999........................................11

Shots 1..... Laura Kane.................vs Seton Hall, 2004.................................13 2..... Chrissie Abbott...........vs. Seton Hall, 2002................................12 Rachel Kruze..............vs. Villanova, 2002.................................12 4..... Katie Barnes...............vs. Seton Hall, 2001................................11 Chrissie Abbott...........vs. Michigan State, 2003......................11 Marisa Kanela............vs. Seton Hall, 2003................................11 7..... Kim Bonilla..................at DePaul, 2006.....................................10 Chrissie Abbott...........vs. Syracuse, 2000.................................10 Chrissie Abbott...........vs. Miami (Ohio), 2001..........................10 Chrissie Abbott...........vs. Miami, 2001......................................10 Chrissie Abbott...........vs. George Mason, 2002......................10 Chrissie Abbott...........vs. Rutgers, 2002....................................10 Chrissie Abbott...........vs. Georgetown, 2002..........................10 Chrissie Abbott...........vs. Colgate, 2002..................................10

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Season Records Goals 1.....Chrissie Abbott, 2002........................ 20 2.....Deana Everrett, 2006........................ 18 3.....Katie Barnes, 2000............................. 17 4.....Ashley Banks, 2007............................ 15 5.....Chrissie Abbott, 2001........................ 15 6.....Chrissie Abbott, 2003........................ 13 Katie Barnes, 1999............................. 13 Rena Lippa, 1998.............................. 13 9.....Katie Barnes, 2001............................. 12 10...Marisa Kanela, 2004......................... 11 Rena Lippa, 1997.............................. 11 Assists 1.....Lisa Stoia, 2003.................................. 12 Kim Bonilla, 2006................................ 12 3.....Katie Barnes, 2001............................. 10 Lisa Stoia, 2003.................................. 10 5.....Deana Everrett, 2007.......................... 9 Marisa Kanela, 2005........................... 9 Laura Kane, 2004................................ 9 Katie Barnes, 2000............................... 9 9.....Chrissie Abbott, 2003.......................... 8 Ashley Banks, 2007.............................. 8 Ashley Banks, 2004.............................. 8 Deana Everrett, 2008.......................... 8 Laura Kane, 2002................................ 8 Points 1.....Chrissie Abbott, 2002........................ 47 2.....Katie Barnes, 2000............................. 43 Deana Everrett, 2006........................ 43 4.....Ashley Banks, 2007............................ 38 5.....Chrissie Abbott, 2003........................ 34 Katie Barnes, 2001............................. 34 7.....Chrissie Abbott, 2001........................ 33 8.....Katie Barnes, 1999............................. 31 9.....Kim Bonilla, 2006................................ 30 9.....Deana Everrett, 2007........................ 29 Shots 1.....Chrissie Abbott, 2002...................... 159 2.....Chrissie Abbott, 2003...................... 136 3.....Katie Barnes, 2001........................... 113 4.....Chrissie Abbott, 2001...................... 107 5.....Ashley Banks, 2007.......................... 103 6.....Laura Kane, 2004............................ 102 7.....Katie Barnes, 2000............................ 98 8.....Deana Everrett, 2007........................ 95 9.....Deana Everrett, 2008........................ 87 10...Katie Barnes, 1999............................. 85 Deana Everrett, 2006........................ 85

Chrissie Abbott Matches Played 1.....Ashley Banks, 2007............................ 25 Kim Bonilla, 2007................................ 25 Kiley Harris, 2007................................ 25 Carolyn Blank, 2007.......................... 25 Amanda Cicchini, 2007................... 25 Natalie Cocchi, 2007........................ 25 Krystle Kallman, 2007........................ 25 Lisa DuCote, 2007............................. 25 Greer Barnes, 2007............................ 25 Matches Started 1.....Ashley Banks, 2007............................ 25 Greer Barnes, 2007............................ 25 Kim Bonilla, 2007................................ 25 Carolyn Blank, 2007.......................... 25 Amanda Cicchini, 2007................... 25 Natalie Cocchi, 2007........................ 25 Lisa DuCote, 2007............................. 25 Krystle Kallman, 2007........................ 25 Goalkeeper Saves 1.....Stacey Adams, 1998....................... 125 2.....Stacey Adams, 1997....................... 113 3.....Stacey Adams, 1996....................... 109 4.....Melissa Haire, 2000............................ 88 5.....Lana Bannerman, 2003.................... 84 6.....Kerri Butler, 2009................................. 72 7.....Lana Bannerman, 2005.................... 61 8.....Lana Bannerman, 2006.................... 52 9.....Tara Berardi, 1999.............................. 51 10...Lana Bannerman, 2004.................... 44 Goals Allowed Average 1.....Laura Finley, 2002........................... 0.53

2.....Kerri Butler, 2008.............................. 0.56 3.....Kerri Butler, 2007.............................. 0.58 4.....Lana Bannerman, 2006................. 0.60 5.....Melissa Haire, 2002......................... 0.71 6.....Lana Bannerman, 2003................. 0.82 Laura Finley, 2001........................... 0.82 8.....Jen Furcht, 1996............................. 0.87 9.....Melissa Haire, 2001......................... 0.88 Stacey Adams, 1997...................... 0.88 Shutouts (for some seasons prior to 2003, the school recognized combined shutouts) 1.....Lana Bannerman, 2006.................... 12 2.....Kerri Butler, 2008................................. 11 3.....Lana Bannerman, 2003.................... 10 Stacey Adams, 1997......................... 10 5.....Melissa Haire, 2000........................... 9.5 6.....Lana Bannerman, 2005...................... 9 7.....Stacey Adams, 1998........................ 7.8 8.....Kerri Butler, 2007................................... 7 Stacey Adams, 1996........................... 7 10...Mallory Beck, 2007.............................. 6 Lana Bannerman, 2004...................... 6 Laura Finley, 2002................................ 6 Goalkeeper Minutes 1.....Kerri Butler, 2008....................... 2,106:41 2.....Lana Bannerman, 2003.......... 2,094:10 3.....Lana Bannerman, 2005.......... 1,975:40 4.....Lana Bannerman, 2006.......... 1,960:00 5.....Lana Bannerman, 2004.......... 1,828:45 6.....Melissa Haire, 2000.................. 1,821:51 7.....Stacey Adams, 1998............... 1,774:14 8.....Stacey Adams, 1997............... 1,730:28 9.....Stacey Adams, 1996............... 1,300:00 10...Mallory Beck, 2007.................. 1,218:42

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Career Records Goals 1..... Chrissie Abbott, 2000-03................... 53 2..... Katie Barnes, 1998-2001.................... 45 3..... Deana Everrett, 2005-08................... 39 4..... Ashley Banks, 2004-07....................... 34 5..... Laura Kane, 2001-04.......................... 31 6..... Rena Lippa, 1996-98.......................... 29 7..... Marisa Kanela, 2002-05..................... 28 8..... Kim Bonilla, 2004-07........................... 24 9..... Lisa Stoia, 2000-03.............................. 19 10... Rachael Minnich, 2002-05................ 15 Natalie Cocchi, 2004-07................... 15 Assists 1..... Lisa Stoia, 2000-03.............................. 33 2..... Katie Barnes, 1998-2001.................... 30 3..... Ashley Banks, 2004-07....................... 26 4..... Deana Everrett, 2005-08................... 24 5..... Laura Kane, 2001-04.......................... 23 Rachel Kruze, 1999-2002................... 23 7..... Kim Bonilla, 2004-07........................... 21 8..... Marisa Kanela, 2002-05..................... 20 9..... Chrissie Abbott, 2000-03................... 19 10... Ashley Weimer, 2001-04..................... 14 Stacey Sollmann, 1996-99................. 14 Points 1..... Chrissie Abbott, 2000-03................. 125 2..... Katie Barnes, 1998-2001.................. 120 3..... Deana Everrett, 2005-08................. 102 4..... Ashley Banks, 2004-07....................... 94 5..... Laura Kane, 2001-04.......................... 85 6..... Marisa Kanela, 2002-05..................... 76 7..... Lisa Stoia, 2000-03.............................. 71 8..... Kim Bonilla, 2004-07........................... 69 9..... Rena Lippa, 1996-98.......................... 64 10... Rachel Kruze, 1999-2002................... 51 Shots 1..... Chrissie Abbott, 2000-03................. 472 2..... Katie Barnes, 1998-2001.................. 339 3..... Deana Everrett, 2005-08................. 299 4..... Laura Kane, 2001-04........................ 256 5..... Ashley Banks, 2004-07..................... 246 6..... Marisa Kanela, 2002-05................... 228 7..... Lisa Stoia, 2000-03............................ 223 8..... Kim Bonilla, 2004-07......................... 213 9..... Carolyn Blank, 2006-09.................... 196 10... Rachel Kruze, 1999-2002................. 189

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Matches Played 1..... Carolyn Blank, 2006-09...................... 92 2..... Amanda Cicchini, 2005-08............... 89 3..... Chrissie Abbott, 2000-03................... 87 Natalie Cocchi, 2005-07................... 87 Kiley Harris, 2004-07............................ 87 Lisa Stoia, 2000-03.............................. 87 7..... Lana Bannerman, 2000-03............... 86 Leslie Barden, 2001-04....................... 86 Laura Kane, 2001-04.......................... 86 10... Marisa Kanela, 2002-05..................... 85 Jenn Lewis, 2000-03........................... 85 Robin Rushton, 2005-08..................... 85 Matches Started 1..... Carolyn Blank, 2006-09...................... 92 2..... Chrissie Abbott, 2000-03................... 87 Lisa Stoia, 2000-03.............................. 87 4..... Lana Bannerman, 2003-06............... 86 Amanda Cicchini, 2005-08............... 86 6..... Laura Kane, 2001-04.......................... 85 Robin Rushton, 2005-08..................... 85 8..... Natalie Cocchi, 2004-07................... 84 9..... Rachel Kruze, 1999-2001................... 83 10... Kambria Riggins, 2002-05.................. 81

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Goalkeeper Saves 1..... Stacy Adams, 1996-98..................... 347 2..... Lana Bannerman, 2003-06............. 241 3..... Melissa Haire, 1998-2002................. 189 4..... Kerri Butler, 2007-present................. 144 5..... Laura Finley, 2000-03......................... 66 Goals Allowed Average (min. 18 games played) 1..... Kerri Butler, 2007-present..........................0.60 (58 matches) 2..... Laura Finley, 2000-03................................0.64 (31 matches) 3..... Lana Bannerman, 2003-06......................0.82 (86 matches) 4..... Melissa Haire, 1998-2002..........................0.95 (62 matches) 5..... Stacy Adams, 1996-98..............................1.40 (55 matches) Shutouts (for some seasons prior to 2003, the school recognized combined shutouts) 1..... Lana Bannerman, 2003-06.................................................36 2..... Kerri Butler, 2007-present.....................................................30 3..... Stacy Adams, 1996-98......................................................24.8 4..... Melissa Haire, 1998-2002..................................................19.5 5..... Mallory Beck, 2006-2009.......................................................7 Goalkeeper Minutes 1..... Lana Bannerman, 2003-06.......................................7,858:35 2..... Kerri Butler, 2007-present...........................................5,357:18 3..... Stacy Adams, 1996-98...............................................4,804:42 4..... Melissa Haire, 1998-2001...........................................4,554:37 5..... Laura Finley, 2000-03.................................................1,961:33


Individual Records Match Goals: 3 by Rena Lippa vs. Bowling Green, 1998; Katie Barnes vs. Virginia Tech, 1999; Katie Barnes vs. Marshall, 2000; Chrissie Abbott vs. William & Mary, 2002; Ashley Banks vs. Ohio, 2004; Rachael Minnich vs. Ohio, 2004; Kim Bonilla vs. St. Bonaventure, 2006; Deana Everrett vs. DePaul, 2006; Ashley Banks vs. Georgetown, 2007 Assists: 3 by Deana Everrett vs. Syracuse, 2008; Robyn D’Aversa vs. Virginia Tech, 1999; Katie Barnes vs. St. John’s, 2001 Points: 7 (3G, 1A) by Ashley Banks vs. Georgetown, 2007; 7 (3G, 1A) by Rena Lippa vs. Bowling Green, 1998; 7 (3G, 1A) by Katie Barnes vs. Marshall, 2000; 7 (3G, 1A) Rachael Minnich vs. Ohio, 2003; 7 (3G, 1A) Kim Bonilla vs. St. Bonaventure, 2006 Shots Taken: 13 by Laura Kane vs. Seton Hall, 2004 Goalkeeper Saves: 22 by Stacey Adams vs. Connecticut, 1998

Season Goals: 20 by Chrissie Abbott, 2002 Game Winning Goals: 9 by Chrissie Abbot, 2002 Multiple Goal Matches: 5 by Katie Barnes, 2000; by Chrissie Abbott, 2002 Assists: 12 by Lisa Stoia, 2003; Kim Bonilla, 2006 Points: 47 (20G, 7A) by Chrissie Abbott, 2002

Goalkeeper Minutes: 2,161:10 by Kerri Butler, 2009 Cautions: 4 by Kim Bonilla, 2006 Ejections: None

Career Goals: 53 by Chrissie Abbott, 2000-03 Game Winning Goals: 22 by Chrissie Abbott, 2000-03

Shots Taken: 159 by Chrissie Abbott, 2002 Matches Played: 25 by 9 players, 2007

Multiple Goal Matches: 12 by Katie Barnes, 1998-2001

Matches Started: 25 by 8 players, 2007

Assists: 33 by Lisa Stoia, 2000-03

Goalkeeper Saves: 128 by Stacey Adams, 1998

Points: 125 (53G, 19A) by Chrissie Abbott, 2000-03

Goals Against Average: 0.49 by Laura Finley, 2002

Shots: 472 by Chrissie Abbott, 2000-03

Shutouts: 12 by Lana Bannerman, 2006; by Kerri Butler, 2009

Matches Played: 92 by Carolyn Blank, 2006-09 Matches Started: 92 by Carolyn Blank, 2006-09 Goalkeeper Saves: 358 by Stacey Adams, 1996-1998 Goals Against Average: 0.60 by Kerri Bulter, 2007-present Shutouts: 36 by Lana Bannerman, 2003-06 Goalkeeper Minutes: 7,858:35 by Lana Bannerman, 2003-06 Cautions: 7 by Kim Bonilla, 2004-07 Ejections: None

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Top Yearly Performances Points 1996........Tonia Deligiannis.......................16 1997........Rena Lippa...............................23 1998........Rena Lippa...............................28 1999........Katie Barnes..............................31 2000........Katie Barnes..............................43 2001........Katie Barnes..............................34 2002........Chrissie Abbott.........................47 2003........Chrissie Abbott.........................34 2004........Marisa Kanela...........................26 2005........Marisa Kanela...........................27 2006........Deana Everrett.........................43 2007........Ashley Banks.............................38 2008........Deana Everrett.........................22 2009........Carolyn Blank...........................12

Assists 1996........Stacey Sollmann........................7 1997........Stacey Sollmann........................5 1998........Katie Barnes................................6 1999........Rachel Kruze...............................6 2000........Katie Barnes................................9 2001........Katie Barnes..............................10 2002........Lisa Stoia....................................10 2003........Lisa Stoia....................................12 2004........Laura Kane.................................9 2005........Marisa Kanela.............................9 2006........Kim Bonilla.................................12 2007........Deana Everrett...........................9 2008........Deana Everrett...........................8 2009........Caroline Szwed..........................6

Goals 1996........Tonia Deligiannis.........................6 Rena Lippa.................................6 1997........Rena Lippa...............................11 1998........Rena Lippa...............................12 1999........Katie Barnes..............................13 2000........Katie Barnes..............................17 2001........Chrissie Abbott.........................15 2002........Chrissie Abbott.........................20 2003........Chrissie Abbott.........................13 2004........Marisa Kanela...........................11 2005........Marisa Kanela.............................9 2006........Deana Everrett.........................18 2007........Ashley Banks.............................15 2008........Blake Miller................................10 2009........Megan Mischler ........................5

Saves 1996........Stacey Adams........................109 1997........Stacey Adams........................121 1998........Stacey Adams........................128 1999........Tera Berardi...............................51 2000........Melissa Haire.............................88 2001........Melissa Haire.............................37 2002........Laura Finley...............................38 2003........Lana Bannerman.....................84 2004........Lana Bannerman.....................44 2005........Lana Bannerman.....................61 2006........Lana Bannerman.....................52 2007........Mallory Beck.............................33 2008........Kerri Butler.................................43 2009........Kerri Butler.................................72 Goals Against Average 1996........Stacey Adams.......................2.10 1997........Stacey Adams.......................1.23

Stacey Sollmann 1998........Stacey Adams.......................1.12 1999........Tera Berardi............................1.45 2000........Melissa Haire..........................0.95 2001........Laura Finley............................0.82 2002........Laura Finley............................0.49 2003........Lana Bannerman..................0.82 2004........Lana Bannerman..................0.98 2005........Lana Bannerman..................0.92 2006........Lana Bannerman..................0.60 2007........Kerri Butler..............................0.89 2008........Kerri Butler..............................0.56 2009........Kerri Butler..............................0.67 Goalkeeper Minutes 1996........Stacey Adams.....................1,540 1997........Stacey Adams.....................1,765 1998........Stacey Adams.....................1,775 1999........Tera Berardi..........................1,119 2000........Melissa Haire........................1,888 2001........Melissa Haire........................1,129 2002........Laura Finley..........................1,112 2003........Lana Bannerman................2,095 2004........Lana Bannerman................1,829 2005........Lana Bannerman................1,965 2006........Lana Bannerman................1,956 2007........Mallory Beck...................1,218:42 2008........Kerri Butler.......................2,106:41 2009........Kerri Butler.......................2,161:10

Lana Bannerman

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Team Records Match Goals 8....................................... vs. Syracuse, 2008 vs. St. Bonaventure, 2006 7.............................................. vs. Ohio, 2004 6................................................. vs. Pitt, 2004 vs. Virginia Tech, 1999 vs. Bowling Green, 1998 vs. St. Francis, Pa., 1997 5.........13 times, most recent: at Georgetown, 2007 Assists: 9.............................................. vs. Ohio, 2004 8........................... vs. St. Bonaventure, 2006 6....................................... vs. Syracuse, 2008 vs. Bowling Green, 1998 vs. Bowling Green, 2007 5..... 12 times, most recent: vs. Xavier, 2007 Points: 24......................... vs. St. Bonaventure, 2006 23............................................ vs. Ohio, 2004 22..................................... vs. Syracuse, 2008 18........................... vs. Bowling Green, 1998 17...............................vs. Virginia Tech, 1999 vs. Central Florida, 1999 15.......................................... vs. Xavier, 2007 vs. Robert Morris, 1996 vs. St. John’s, 2001 vs. Radford, 2003 vs. James Madison, 2006 14.............................. vs. Georgetown, 2007 vs. Bowling Green, 2007 vs. Pitt, 1999 vs. Youngstown State, 1996 vs. Miami (Fla.), 2001 Shots: 49................................... vs. Seton Hall, 2003 44......................... vs. St. Bonaventure, 2006 43.....................................vs. St. John’s, 2004 37..................... vs. Western Michigan, 2006 36.......................................vs. Radford, 2003 vs. Providence, 2002 35.......................... vs. George Mason, 2002 34............................................. vs. VCU, 1999 vs. Miami (Fla.), 2001 32.....................................vs. Villanova, 2000 31............................................vs. Navy, 2007 vs. Syracuse, 2004 vs. Seton Hall, 2004 Fewest Shots Allowed: 0................................................. vs. USF, 2007 vs. Binghamton, 2006 vs. Robert Morris, 1996

1.......................................... vs. Towson, 2008 vs. Jacksonville State, 2002 vs. Syracuse, 2006 2..................................... vs. Cincinnati, 2007 vs. Providence, 2007 vs. Syracuse, 2005 vs. USF, 2005 vs. Providence, 2005 vs. Georgetown, 2004 vs. James Madison, 2003 vs. Syracuse, 2002 Goalkeeper Saves: 22...............................vs. Connecticut, 1998 18........................................vs. Rutgers, 1996 16...............................vs. Connecticut, 1996 13................................... vs. Duquesne, 1996 11............................................vs. Butler, 1999 10............................... vs. Notre Dame, 1999 10.................................. vs. Ohio State, 1996 10............................... vs. Notre Dame, 2000 9... 7 times, most recent: at Connecticut, 2009 Corner Kicks: 18.....................................vs. Villanova, 2008 17................................... vs. Seton Hall, 2001 16............................... vs. Binghamton, 2006 vs. Syracuse, 2009 15.....................................vs. St. John’s, 2007 vs. Radford, 2004 14.......................................vs. Radford, 2003 13...................................... at Syracuse, 2007 vs. Syracuse, 2006 12...............................vs. Connecticut, 2008 vs. Connecticut (BIG EAST Semis), 2008 vs. Central Florida, 1998 vs. Jacksonville State, 2002 vs. Seton Hall, 2002 Fouls: 24............................... vs. Notre Dame, 2007 23.....................................vs. St. John’s, 1998 20............................................. vs. SMU, 2004 19.................................. vs. Ohio State, 1998 vs. St. Francis, Pa., 1996 vs. Pitt, 1996 18.....................................vs. Villanova, 2006 17.......................... vs. Boston College, 2004 vs. Georgetown, 1998 vs. Villanova, 1998 vs. St. John’s, 2006 16................................. at Providence, 2009 vs. Pitt, 2009 vs. Syracuse, 2005 vs. Boston College, 1998

Season Most Goals: 55 in 2006 Fewest Goals: 22 in 2009 Most Assists: 47 in 2007 Fewest Assists: 17 in 1997 Most Points: 150 in 2002, 2006 Fewest Points: 66 in 2009 Most Shots: 516 in 2007 Fewest Shots: 202 in 1997 Most Shutouts: 13 in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 Most Saves: 122 in 1997 Fewest Saves: 48 in 2008 Most Corner Kicks: 160 in 2008 Fewest Corner Kicks: 51 in 1996 Most Fouls: 233 in 2007 Fewest Fouls: 117 in 1999 Most Wins: 18 in 2002, 2007 Fewest Wins: 9 in 1999 Most Losses: 9 in 1999 Fewest Losses: 3 in 2002, 2008 Most Ties: 6 in 2008, 2009 Fewest Ties: 0 in 2004 NCAA Tournament Appearances 2000 2001 2002 2003 (Sweet 16) 2004 2005 2006 2007 (Elite Eight) 2008 2009 BIG EAST Tournament Champions 2007 BIG EAST Division Champions 2002 2006 2007 2008 BIG EAST Tournament Appearances 1998 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 (Champions) 2008 2009

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Class Records Freshman Goals Year Games Goals Avg. 1.... Blake Miller.............................. 2008...........23........... 10............0.43 2.... Ashley Banks........................... 2004...........21........... 8..............0.38 3.... Erica Henderson..................... 2008...........21........... 6..............0.28 Tonia Deligiannis..................... 1996...........19........... 6..............0.31 5.... Danielle Turrie.......................... 1996...........19........... 5..............0.26 Chrissie Abbott ...................... 2000 .........21........... 5..............0.24 Laura Kane.............................. 2001...........21........... 5 ............0.24 Natalie Cocchi....................... 2004...........21........... 5..............0.24 Freshman Assists Year Games Assists Avg. 1.... Ashley Banks........................... 2004...........21........... 8..............0.38 2.... Stacey Sollmann..................... 1996...........19........... 7..............0.37 3.... Katie Barnes............................ 1998...........19........... 6..............0.32 Rachel Kruze........................... 1999...........19........... 6..............0.32 Lisa Stoia.................................. 2000...........21........... 6..............0.29 Caroline Szwed....................... 2009...........23........... 6..............0.26 Freshman Points Year Games Points Avg. 1.... Ashley Banks........................... 2004...........21........... 24............1.14 2.... Blake Miller.............................. 2008...........23........... 21............0.91 3.... Tonia Deligiannis..................... 1996...........19........... 16............0.84 4.... Erica Henderson..................... 2008...........21........... 13............0.61 5.... Katie Barnes............................ 1998...........19........... 12............0.63 Laura Kane.............................. 2001...........21........... 12............0.57

Greer Barnes Sophomore Goals Year Games Goals Avg. 1.... Deana Everrett....................... 2006...........21........... 18............0.85 2.... Chrissie Abbott....................... 2001...........21........... 15............0.71 3.... Katie Barnes............................ 1999...........19........... 13............0.68 4.... Laura Kane.............................. 2002...........21........... 10............0.48 5.... Megan Mischler...................... 2008...........15........... 6..............0.40 Rachel Kruze........................... 2000...........21........... 6..............0.29 Rena Lippa.............................. 1996...........19........... 6..............0.32 Sophomore Assists Year Games Assists Avg. 1.... Laura Kane.............................. 2002...........21........... 8..............0.38 2.... Deana Everrett....................... 2006...........21........... 7..............0.33 Ashley Banks........................... 2005...........21........... 7..............0.33 4.... Rachel Kruze........................... 2000...........21........... 6 ............0.29 Greer Barnes........................... 2006...........21........... 6..............0.29 Sophomore Points Year Games Points Avg. 1.... Deana Everrett....................... 2006...........21........... 43............2.04 2.... Chrissie Abbott....................... 2001...........21........... 33............1.57 3.... Katie Barnes............................ 1999...........19........... 31............1.63 4.... Laura Kane.............................. 2002...........21........... 28............0.75 5.... Rachel Kruze........................... 2000...........21........... 18............0.86

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Senior Goals Year Games Goals Avg. 1.... Ashley Banks........................... 2007...........25........... 15............0.60 2.... Chrissie Abbott....................... 2003...........23........... 13............0.57 3.... Rena Lippa . ........................... 1998...........19........... 12............0.63 Katie Barnes............................ 2001...........21........... 12............0.57 5.... Marisa Kanela......................... 2005...........21........... 9..............0.43 Senior Assists Year Games Assists Avg. 1.... Lisa Stoia.................................. 2003...........23........... 12............0.52 2.... Katie Barnes............................ 2001...........21........... 10............0.48 3.... Laura Kane.............................. 2004...........21........... 9..............0.43 4.... Marisa Kanela......................... 2005...........21........... 9..............0.43 5.... Deana Everrett....................... 2008...........22........... 8..............0.36 Chrissie Abbott....................... 2003...........23........... 8..............0.35 Ashley Banks........................... 2007...........25........... 8..............0.32

Deana Everrett

Senior Points Year Games Points Avg. 1.... Ashley Banks........................... 2005...........25........... 38............1.52 2.... Chrissie Abbott....................... 2003...........23........... 34............1.47 Katie Barnes............................ 2001...........21........... 34............1.62 4.... Rena Lippa.............................. 1998...........19........... 28............1.47 5.... Lisa Stoia.................................. 2003...........23........... 26............1.13

Junior Goals Year Games Goals Avg. 1.... Chrissie Abbott....................... 2002...........22........... 20............0.91 2.... Katie Barnes............................ 2000...........21........... 17............0.81 3.... Rena Lippa.............................. 1997...........19........... 11............0.58 Marisa Kanela......................... 2004...........21........... 11............0.58 5.... Deana Everrett....................... 2007...........23........... 10............0.43 Junior Assists Year Games Assists Avg. 1.... Kim Bonilla............................... 2006...........21........... 12............0.57 2.... Lisa Stoia.................................. 2002...........22........... 10............0.45 3.... Katie Barnes............................ 2000...........21........... 9..............0.43 4.... Deana Everrett....................... 2007...........23........... 9..............0.39 5.... Ashley Weimer........................ 2003...........23........... 7..............0.30 Chrissie Abbott....................... 2002...........22........... 7..............0.32 Junior Points Year Games Points Avg. 1.... Chrissie Abbott....................... 2002...........22........... 47............2.14 2.... Katie Barnes............................ 2000...........21........... 43............2.05 3.... Kim Bonilla............................... 2006...........21........... 30............1.42 4.... Deana Everrett....................... 2007...........21........... 29............1.26 5.... Lisa Stoia.................................. 2002...........22........... 26............1.18 Marisa Kanela......................... 2004...........21........... 26............1.24

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Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium Records West Virginia Records Goals: 8 (2x vs. Syracuse 11/28/09 and St. Bonaventure 9/10/06) Assists: 8 (vs. St. Bonaventure 9/10/06) Points: 24 (vs. St. Bonaventure 9/10/06) Shots: 44 (vs. Binghamton 9/3/06) Saves: 6 (2x vs. Syracuse 10/3/04 and Wake Forest 9/23/07) Fouls: 24 (vs. Notre Dame 11/11/07) Corners: 18 (vs. Villanova 10/19/08) Opponent Records Goals: 3 (Notre Dame 10/1/04 and 10/2/09) Assists: 4 (Notre Dame 10/1/04) Points: 10 (Notre Dame 10/1/04) Shots: 20 (USC 11/30/07) Saves: 18 (Binghamton 9/3/06) Fouls: 21 (Tennessee 9/4/05) Corners: 8 (Notre Dame 10/1/04) First game: WVU, 1 Purdue 0 September 1, 2004 First goal: Natalie Cocchi vs. Purdue; September 1, 2004 First WVU goal: Natalie Cocchi vs. Purdue; September 1, 2004 First opponent goal: Kristen Weiss, Virginia; September 5, 2004 First WVU assist: Laura Kane vs. Arizona; September 10, 2004 First opponent assist: Sarah Huffman, Virginia; September 5, 2004

Top 25 Crowds for Women’s Soccer at Dick dlesk soccer stadium (2004-present) Date Crowd Opponent Result 11-30-07.............. 3,000................. #8 USC**........................................................................ L, 0-1 9-21-08................ 1,615................. #6 Virginia.................................................................... W, 3-0 10-12-08.............. 1,407................. Connecticut.......................................................... T, 0-0 2OT 10-2-09................ 1,382................. #8 Notre Dame.......................................................L, 3-2 OT 11-11-07.............. 1,213................. #9 Notre Dame*.................................................... T, 1-1 2OT 9-5-04.................. 1,208................. #10 Virginia................................................................... L, 0-1 9-11-08................ 1,137................. Kentucky...................................................................... W, 1-0 9-6-09.................. 1,102................. Boston.................................................................... T, 0-0 2OT 8-23-09................ 1,079................. Ohio State............................................................. T, 0-0 2OT 10-19-08.............. 1,036................. Villanova................................................................ W, 2-1 OT 9-20-09................ 1,017................. Tennessee.................................................................... W, 1-0 10-10-08.............. 1,001................. Providence.................................................................. W, 3-0 11-9-07................ 974.................... #24 Louisville*...................................................... W, 1-0 2OT 8-22-08................ 947.................... Towson......................................................................... W, 3-0 11-2-08................ 918.................... Louisville*..................................................................... W, 4-0 10-1-04................ 892.................... #1 Notre Dame............................................................ L, 1-3 9-9-07.................. 887.................... #15 Penn State............................................................ W, 1-0 10-5-07................ 873.................... Louisville....................................................................... W, 1-0 9-28-08................ 847.................... Syracuse...................................................................... W, 8-0 10-11-09.............. 828.................... #11 St. John’s............................................................... W, 1-0 10-17-08.............. 826.................... #16 Georgetown................................................ W, 2-1 2OT 9-25-05................ 813.................... St. John’s...................................................................... W, 3-0 10-3-04................ 798.................... Syracuse...................................................................... W, 4-1 9-14-08................ 784.................... James Madison..................................................... T, 1-1 2OT 9-15-06................ 779.................... Pitt................................................................................. W, 4-1 *BIG EAST tournament ** NCAA tournament

Dick Dlesk was the site of the 2007 BIG EAST Women’s Soccer Championship

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Year-by-Year Results Year Coach Captains Record 1996.......... Nikki Izzo........................................... Kristin Cholewa, Tonia Deligiannis, Rena Lippa.............................................................. 10-7-2 1997.......... Nikki Izzo........................................... Rena Lippa, Nikki Garzon, Stacey Sollman..................................................................... 11-6-2 1998 ......... Nikki Izzo........................................... Rena Lippa, Nikki Garzon, Stacey Sollmann................................................................... 11-6-2 1999.......... Nikki Izzo........................................... Melissa Finkle, Stacey Sollmann, Ann Sorensen, Danielle Turrie..................................... 9-9-1 2000.......... Nikki Izzo-Brown............................... Katie Barnes........................................................................................................................ 15-6-0 2001 ......... Nikki Izzo-Brown............................... Katie Barnes........................................................................................................................ 15-5-1 2002.......... Nikki Izzo-Brown............................... Melissa Haire, Rachel Kruze, Shawna Toth...................................................................... 18-3-1 2003.......... Nikki Izzo-Brown............................... Chrissie Abbott, Lisa Stoia................................................................................................. 17-4-2 2004.......... Nikki Izzo-Brown............................... Leslie Barden, Laura Kane, Ashley Weimer..................................................................... 15-6-0 2005.......... Nikki Izzo-Brown............................... Karrie Hutchins, Kambria Riggins, Marisa Kanela........................................................... 12-6-3 2006.......... Nikki Izzo-Brown............................... Cathy Abel, Lana Bannerman......................................................................................... 14-4-3 2007.......... Nikki Izzo-Brown............................... Ashley Banks, Natalie Cocchi, Kiley Harris...................................................................... 18-5-2 2008.......... Nikki Izzo-Brown............................... Carolyn Blank, Deana Everrett, Robin Rushton.............................................................. 14-3-6 2009.......... Nikki Izzo-Brown............................... Mallory Beck, Carolyn Blank, Nicole Mailloux................................................................ 10-7-6 Total......................................................................................................................................................................................... 189-77-41

Opponent Records Individual Opponent Goals: 3 by Jenny Heft and Jenny Streiffer, Notre Dame (1998) Assists: 4 by Margaret Tietjen, Connecticut, 1996 Points: 7 (3G, 1A) by Jenny Heft, Notre Dame (1998); by Cindy Daws, Notre Dame (1996) Shots: 12 by Mary Frances Monroe, Connecticut, 1998 Goalkeeper Saves: 16 by Carolina Hines, Providence, 2002 Opposing Team Goals: 12 by Connecticut, 1996 Assists: 21 by Connecticut, 1996 Points: 45 by Connecticut, 1996 Shots: 45 by Connecticut, 1996 Goalkeeper Saves: 18 by Binghamton, 2006 Corner Kicks: 14 by Connecticut, 1998 Fouls: 21 by Tennessee, 2005

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Academic Honors NSCAA Team GPA Award (min. GPA 3.0) 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 CoSIDA Academic All-American Ashley Banks............................................................2007, 1st team Melissa Haire..............................2002, 2nd team; 2001, 3rd team Christen Seaman.....................................................2002, 1st team CoSIDA Academic All-District Chelsey Corroto............................................. 2009, second team Deana Everrett............................................... 2008, second team Robin Rushton................................................. 2008, second team Ashley Banks................................2006 first team; 2007, first team Krystle Kallman................................................ 2007, second team Kim Bonilla.................................................................................2006 Karrie Hutchins..........................................................................2005 Ashley Weimer................................................................2003, 2004 Laura Kane.....................................................................2002, 2004 Christen Seaman......................................................................2002 Melissa Haire....................................................................2001,2002 NSCAA Scholar All-American Ashley Banks.............................................................................2007 Kim Bonilla.................................................................................2007 Marisa Kanela...........................................................................2005 Ashley Weimer..........................................................................2004 Laura Kane.....................................................................2003, 2004 Melissa Haire.............................................................................2002 Stacey Sollmann.......................................................................1997

Karie Hutchins NSCAA Scholar All-Region Heather Saffel....................................... 2009, honorable mention Lisa DuCote.......................................... 2008, honorable mention Deana Everrett............................................... 2008, second team Kelsey Fowler........................................ 2008, honorable mention Robin Rushton....................................... 2007, honorable mention 2008 honorable mention Ashley Banks...........................................................2006, first team 2007, first team Kim Bonilla...............................................................2007, first team Lisa DuCote.......................................... 2007, honorable mention Krystle Kallman...................................... 2007, honorable mention Cathy Abel................................................................................2006 BIG EAST Female Scholar Athlete of the Year Kiley Harris.................................................................................2007 Ashley Weimer..........................................................................2004 Melissa Haire.............................................................................2002 Stacey Sollmann.......................................................................1999 Stacey Adams..........................................................................1998

Heather Saffel

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Rhodes Scholar Nominee Ashley Weimer..........................................................................2004


Athletic Honors M.A.C. Hermann Trophy Finalist Chrissie Abbott......................................2003 M.A.C. Hermann Trophy Semifinalist Ashley Banks..........................................2007 Chrissie Abbott......................................2003 M.A.C. Hermann Trophy Watch List Carolyn Blank.........................................2009 Greer Barnes..........................................2008 Amanda Cicchini........................2007, 2008 Ashley Banks..........................................2007 Deana Everrett.................................... 2006* Chrissie Abbott......................................2003 * was added to the list during the season Soccer America College MVP Greer Barnes................ 2008, second team Amanda Cicchini................2007, first team Chrissie Abbott......................................2002 NSCAA/adidas First Team All-America Lisa Stoia.................................................2003 Chrissie Abbott......................................2002 Katie Barnes...........................................2001 NSCAA/adidas Second Team All-America Carolyn Blank...............................2008, 2009 Greer Barnes..........................................2007 Amanda Cicchini..................................2007 Chrissie Abbott......................................2003 Lisa Stoia.................................................2002 NSCAA/adidas Third Team All-America Greer Barnes..........................................2008 Ashley Banks..........................................2007 Laura Kane............................................2004 Umbro/Soccer News Net Player of the Year Finalist Ashley Banks..........................................2007 Soccer Buzz Player of the Year Finalist Ashley Banks..........................................2007 Chrissie Abbott............................2002, 2003 Soccer Buzz First Team All-America Lisa Stoia.................................................2003 Chrissie Abbott......................................2002 Soccer Buzz Second Team All-America Greer Barnes..........................................2008 Carolyn Blank.........................................2008 Ashley Banks..........................................2007 Greer Barnes..........................................2007

Chrissie Abbott......................................2003 Lisa Stoia.................................................2002 Katie Barnes...........................................2001

Soccer Buzz All-Mid-Atlantic Region Coach of the Year Nikki Izzo-Brown..................2000, 2002, 2007

Soccer Buzz Third Team All-America Amanda Cicchini..................................2007 Deana Everrett......................................2006 Katie Barnes...........................................2000

First Team Soccer Buzz All-Region Greer Barnes................................2007, 2008 Carolyn Blank.........................................2008 Ashley Banks..........................................2007 Amanda Cicchini........................2006, 2007 Deana Everrett......................................2006 Laura Kane............................................2004 Chrissie Abbott............................2002, 2003 Lisa Stoia.............................2001, 2002, 2003 Katie Barnes.................................2000, 2001

Soccer Buzz Honorable Mention All-America Lisa Stoia.................................................2001 Soccer Buzz Freshman All-America Blake Miller...................... 2008, fourth team Carolyn Blank.................. 2006, fourth team Amanda Cicchini........ 2005, second team Ashley Banks................ 2004, second team Lana Bannerman....2003, honorable mention Lisa Stoia....................... 2000, second team NSCAA/adidas All-Region Coach of the Year Nikki Izzo-Brown..................2000, 2002, 2007 First Team NSCAA All-Region Greer Barnes................................2007, 2008 Carolyn Blank...............................2008, 2009 Ashley Banks..........................................2007 Amanda Cicchini..................................2007 Laura Kane............................................2004 Chrissie Abbott............................2002, 2003 Lisa Stoia.......................................2002, 2003 Katie Barnes.................................2000, 2001 Second Team NSCAA All-Region Carolyn Blank.........................................2007 Amanda Cicchini..................................2006 Deana Everrett............................2006, 2007 Kambria Riggins.....................................2005 Marisa Kanela..............................2004, 2005 Rachel Kruze..........................................2002 Jennifer Lewis.........................................2002 Chrissie Abbott......................................2001 Lisa Stoia.................................................2001 Third Team NSCAA All-Region Nicole Mailloux......................................2009 Megan Mischler.....................................2009 Amanda Cicchini........................2005, 2008 Ashley Weimer.......................................2004 Rachel Kruze..........................................2000 Lisa Stoia.................................................2000

Second Team Soccer Buzz All-Region Kerri Butler..............................................2008 Deana Everrett............................2007, 2008 Carolyn Blank.........................................2007 Kim Bonilla..............................................2006 Amanda Cicchini..................................2005 Marisa Kanela........................................2005 Kambria Riggins.....................................2005 Ashley Weimer.......................................2004 Jennifer Lewis...............................2002, 2003 Rachel Kruze..........................................2002 Chrissie Abbott......................................2001 Lisa Stoia.................................................2000 Stacey Sollman............................1998, 1999 Third Team Soccer Buzz All-Region Amanda Cicchini..................................2008 Lana Bannerman..................................2006 Ashley Weimer.......................................2003 Laura Kane............................................2002 Rachel Kruze................................2000, 2001 Katie Barnes...........................................1999 Stacey Stollman.....................................1997 Soccer Buzz Regional All-Freshman Team Erica Henderson....................................2008 Blake Miller.............................................2008 Megan Mischler.....................................2007 Carolyn Blank.........................................2006 Amanda Cicchini..................................2005 Ashley Banks..........................................2004 Lana Bannerman..................................2003 Nicole Cauzillo.......................................2003 Marisa Kanela........................................2002 Lisa Zanti.................................................2001 Lisa Stoia.................................................2000 Katie Barnes...........................................1999 Vanessa Heppeler.................................1998 Stacey Stollmann..................................1997

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Athletic Honors BIG EAST Coach of the Year Nikki Izzo-Brown............................2001, 2002 BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year Ashley Banks..........................................2007 Chrissie Abbott......................................2002 Katie Barnes.................................2000, 2001 BIG EAST Rookie of the Year Ashley Banks..........................................2004 Lisa Stoia.................................................2000 BIG EAST Midfielder of the Year Carolyn Blank.........................................2008 Lisa Stoia.......................................2002, 2003 All-BIG EAST First Team Greer Barnes................................2007, 2008 Carolyn Blank...............................2008, 2009 Amanda Cicchini..............2006, 2007, 2008 Ashley Banks..........................................2007 Deana Everrett......................................2006 Marisa Kanela........................................2005 Laura Kane..................................2003, 2004 Chrissie Abbott............................2002, 2003 Lisa Stoia.............................2001, 2002, 2003 Katie Barnes.................................2000, 2001 Second Team Deana Everrett......................................2008 Carolyn Blank.........................................2007 Lana Bannerman..................................2006 Greer Barnes..........................................2006 Amanda Cicchini..................................2005 Ashley Banks................................2004, 2005 Ashley Weimer.......................................2004 Marisa Kanela........................................2004 Laura Kane............................................2002 Chrissie Abbott......................................2001 Rachel Kruze................................2000, 2002 Lisa Stoia.................................................2000 Katie Barnes...........................................1999 Stacey Sollmann....................................1997 Third Team (started in 2005) Nicole Mailloux......................................2009 Megan Mischler...........................2008, 2009 Deana Everrett......................................2007 Kim Bonilla..............................................2006 Lana Bannerman..................................2005 Kambria Riggins.....................................2005 Honorable Mention Blake Miller.............................................2008 Kim Bonilla..............................................2007

All-Rookie Team (reappeared in 2009) Bri Rodriguez..........................................2009 Caroline Szwed......................................2009 Nicole Cauzillo.......................................2003 Marisa Kanela........................................2002 Kambria Riggins.....................................2002 Laura Kane............................................2001 Chrissie Abbott......................................2000 Lisa Stoia.................................................2000 Rachel Kruze..........................................1999 Vanessa Heppeler.................................1997 Stacey Sollmann....................................1996 BIG EAST Championship All-Tournament Team (started in 2007) Bri Rodriguez..........................................2009 Carolyn Blank.........................................2008 Erica Henderson....................................2008 Greer Barnes..........................................2007 Carolyn Blank.........................................2007 Kim Bonilla..............................................2007 Kerri Butler..............................................2007 Amanda Cicchini..................................2007 Robin Rushton........................................2007

BIG EAST Championship Most Outstanding Offensive Player (started in 2007) Kim Bonilla..............................................2007 BIG EAST Championship Most Outstanding Defensive Player (started in 2007) Carolyn Blank.........................................2007 National Strength and Conditioning Association All-America Robin Rushton........................................2008 Kelsey Fowler.........................................2007 Lana Bannerman..................................2006 Karrie Hutchins.......................................2005 Lisa Stoia.................................................2004 Katie Barnes...........................................2002 WVU Fred Schaus Captain’s Award Ashley Banks..........................................2008 Laura Kane............................................2005 Katie Barnes...........................................2001 WVU Red Brown Cup Karrie Hutchins.......................................2006 Chrissie Abbott......................................2004

Miscellaneous Records Longest Winning Streak: 9 in 2002, 2003 Longest Unbeaten Streak (includes ties): 18 in 2002 Longest Losing Streak: 4 in 1999 Consecutive Matches Scored In: 18 in 2002 Consecutive Shutouts: 7 in 1996, 2002 Consecutive Shutout Minutes: 678:33 in 1996 Consecutive Matches Without Scoring: 4 in 1999 All-Time Home Record: 103-23-10 All-Time Road Record: 64-41-17 All-Time Neutral Record: 18-13-4 All-Time Overtime Record: 14-12-32

Laura Finley in goal in 2002

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All-Americans Katie Barnes 2001 first team NCAA/adidas All-American 2001 second team Soccer Buzz All-American

2000 third team Soccer Buzz All-American

West Virginia’s first women’s soccer All-American, Katie Barnes rewrote the Mountaineer record book during her tenure at WVU. The Mason, Ohio, native started every match in her career and helped lead the Mountaineers to their first-ever NCAA tournament appearance as a junior in 2000. That season, Barnes scored 17 goals and added nine assists for a 43-point season. At the time, no women’s soccer player boasted better seasonal numbers. The forward was a two-time BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year, earning the honor in 2000 and 2001, as well as a member of the US U-21 National Team that won three consecutive Nordic Cups. On February 11, 2002, Barnes became the first West Virginia women’s soccer player to be drafted by the WUSA when she was selected in the second round as the ninth overall pick by the Carolina Courage. Barnes also spent time as a member of the San Jose CyberRays.

During 2004, Barnes spent time training with America’s elite, in hopes of becoming a member of the United States full National Team.

Chrissie Abbott 2002 first team NSCAA/adidas All-American 2002 first team Soccer Buzz All-American 2003 second team NSCAA/adidas All-American 2003 second team Soccer Buzz All-American 2002 Soccer America College MVP

When Chrissie Abbott earned first team All-America honors from both the NSCAA and Soccer Buzz in 2002, she became the first woman in the history of the program to do so. The honors followed a record-breaking season that saw the junior forward break former All-American Katie Barnes’ seasonal records. Abbott scored 20 goals in 2002, and dished out seven assists for a program-best 47 points while leading her team to its first-ever NCAA tournament win. Abbott completed her record-setting career at West Virginia by leading the Mountaineers to the Sweet 16 in 2003 with a team-high 13 goals and eight assists. She became WVU’s most decorated alumnus, earning five career records during her tenure. The North Olmstead, Ohio, native graduated as WVU’s career goals (53), points (125), shots (472), matches played (87) and matches started (87) leader. She was the 2002 BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year, marking the third consecutive season that the award was earned by a Mountaineer. In the history of the program, no Mountaineer scored more game-winning goals (22) than Abbott.

Along with teammate Lisa Stoia, Abbott was a 2003 member of the U-21 National Team Pool and a member of a select group of collegians invited to train with WUSA teams during the summer of 2003. She spent her summer training with both the Philadelphia Charge and the Carolina Courage. Abbott, a second team Soccer Buzz and NSCAA AllAmerican in 2003, was the co-winner of the 2004 Red Brown Cup, sharing the honor with wrestling’s three-time NCAA champion Greg Jones.

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All-Americans Lisa Stoia 2003 first team NSCAA/adidas All-American 2003 first team Soccer Buzz All-American 2002 second team NSCAA/adidas All-American 2002 second team Soccer Buzz All-American

A dynamic performer in the midfield, Lisa Stoia earned BIG EAST Midfielder of the Year honors in 2002 for her efforts in leading West Virginia to its first regular season championship. She also assisted on 10 of West Virginia’s record-breaking 53 goals in 2003, tying her with Katie Barnes for the seasonal record. Stoia was a NSCAA/adidas and Soccer Buzz second team All-American in 2002. Stoia continued her domination in her senior season, breaking the season assist record (12) she tied the season before on her way to becoming West Virginia’s all-time assists leader with 32 career dishes. The Shirley, N.Y., native became the first midfielder in BIG EAST history to earn midfielder of the year honors in consecutive seasons by winning the award for the second time in 2003. Alongside teammate Chrissie Abbott, Stoia became WVU’s all-time matches played and matched started leader with 87 career starts, after leading her 2003 squad to the program’s first Sweet 16 appearance. For her efforts in 2003, Stoia earned first team All-America honors from both Soccer Buzzz and the NSCAA.

A three-time first team all-BIG EAST selection, Stoia was a member of the 2003 U-21 National Team Pool and one of a select group, including Abbott, who were invited to train with WUSA teams during the summer of 2003. Stoia also spent time training with the Philadelphia Charge and the Carolina Courage. In the summer of 2009, Stoia played in the 2009 Women’s Professional Soccer league, after being drafted with the 48th overall pick by the Saint Louis Athletica.

Laura Kane 2004 third team NSCAA/adidas All-American

Laura Kane became West Virginia’s fourth All-American in four years in 2004 when she capped off a stellar career with an eight-goal and nine-assist, 25-point performance in her senior season. For her efforts, she earned third team All-America accolades from the NSCAA. Known for her ankle-breaking foot skills, the Pottstown, Pa., native possessed deadly accuracy with her shot resulting in 31 goals, 15 of which were game-winners. She also had a keen eye for the development of play, dishing out a total of 25 assists over four years. Kane’s 85 total points, along with her goals and assists totals, rank her third in the WVU all-time points, goals and assists categories. A two-time Scholar All-American as well, Kane was twice selected to the BIG EAST’s first team (2003, 2004) and was a second team all-BIG EAST selection her sophomore year and an all-rookie honoree as a freshman. Kane played in 86 matches for the Mountaineers, starting 85 of them.

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A two-time NSCAA and Soccer Buzz all-Region honoree, Kane joined Abbott, Barnes and Stoia as former Mountaineers who made the U-21 National Team pool when she was selected to the pool following the 2004 season.


Deana Everrett 2006 third team Soccer Buzz All-American

After seeing her playing time increase as a freshman, Deana Everrett had a breakout sophomore season in 2006 to earn third team All-America honors from Soccer Buzz. The Oakville, Ontario, native put together the second greatest scoring season in school history with 18 goals and seven assists for 43 points. She was an all-BIG EAST first team selection after leading the league in goals and points through the regular season. She was also named Soccer Buzz first team allMid-Atlantic Region and second team all-Mid-Atlantic Region by the NSCAA. Everrett, who was eventually named to the Hermann Trophy watch list, ranked in the top five in the nation in goals scored all season as she led a Mountaineer squad that scored a school record 55 goals in ‘06. A two-time BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week, the 5-foot-5 sophomore’s best game of the year came at DePaul, where she tied a school record for goals in a match with three, all in the first half.

Everrett closed out her career as one of the finest offensive players, exiting after the 2008 season with 39 goals (third all-time), 24 assists (fourth all-time), 102 points (third all-time) and 299 shots (third all-time) in 84 career matches.

Ashley Banks 2007 second team Soccer Buzz All-American 2007 third team NSCAA/adidas All-American

Banks turned in the finest senior season in school history. The four-year letterwinner and 2007 team captain, guided the Mountaineers to a BIG EAST championship and a berth in the NCAA tournament’s Elite Eight in 2007. The Mountaineers posted an 18-5-2 record, tying the school’s mark for most wins in a season. The Annandale, Va., native led WVU with 38 points and 15 goals en route to being named the BIG EAST’s Offensive Player of the Year and a first team all-conference selection. The Hermann Trophy semifinalist and Soccer Buzz National Player of the Year finalist was also named an ESPN The Magazine Academic AllAmerican and NSCAA Scholar All-American. The forward left WVU ranked in the top five all-time at WVU in three major offensive categories – 34 goals (3rd), 26 assists (3rd) and 94 points (3rd).

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All-Americans Greer Barnes 2008 second team Soccer America MVP 2008 second team Soccer Buzz All-American 2008 third team NSCAA All-American 2007 second team Soccer Buzz All-American 2007 second team NSCAA/adidas All-American

Greer Barnes turned in the finest season by a Mountaineer defender in school history in 2008. She logged the most minutes of any player while starting all 23 games at outside back. A first team all-BIG EAST performer, she earned Soccer America second team MVP, Soccer Buzz second team All-America and NSCAA third team All-America honors as a senior. Barnes and the WVU defense allowed only four goals in 11 conference games in 2008 – the fewest by any BIG EAST team in either division. A Hermann Trophy Watch List pick, she earned multiple conference and national player of the week honors in helping the Mountaineers post 13 shutouts. In 2007, the Rye, N.Y., native, started all 25 games at outside defender, helping the Mountaineer defense tie a school record with 13 shutouts. Barnes became the first defender in school history to earn first team all-BIG EAST honors and was a first team all-Region choice. She and the WVU defense allowed only two goals in seven postseason games as West Virginia advanced to its first NCAA Elite Eight.

Barnes successfully made the move from central midfield to defender in 2007 and was named a second team NSCAA All-American. The three-time all-BIG EAST selection kept teams off balance with her ability to make runs forward as an offensive threat. A member of the all-tournament team at the 2007 BIG EAST Championship, Barnes appeared in 82 career matches.

Amanda Cicchini 2007 first team Soccer America College MVP 2007 second team NSCAA/adidas All-American 2007 third team Soccer Buzz All-American

Cicchini, an Oakville, Ontario, native, was a four-year starter at midfield, appearing in 89 career matches, more than any other player in school history. The 5-foot-2 playmaker was listed on the Hermann Trophy Watch List for three seasons. Cicchini’s best season came in 2007 where she finished with eight points on four assists and two goals on WVU’s BIG EAST championship squad. The central midfielder was outstanding in controlling the tempo of play while working end line to end line. A two-time NSCAA first team all-Region selection, Cicchini was named first team all-BIG EAST three times in her career. As a junior, she earned All-America honors from Soccer America, the NSCAA and Soccer Buzz. Named to the 2007 Hermann Trophy Watch List, Cicchini scored goals in the season opener against Bowling Green and at BIG EAST foe Pitt. Great on the ball, she served assists against

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Penn State, Villanova and Wake Forest. The three-time all-league midfielder was also named to the all-tournament team at the 2007 BIG EAST Championship.


Carolyn Blank 2009 second team NSCAA All-American 2008 second team NSCAA All-American 2008 second team Soccer Buzz All-American

Carolyn Blank earned her second consecutive NSCAA second team All-America honor in 2009, helping a young West Virginia team advance to a 10th-straight NCAA tournament. As a senior, Blank became the school’s all-time leader in matches played (92) and matches started (92). The two-time team captain earned Team MVP honors in three-straight seasons to finish her career with 33 points on 13 goals and seven assists. An NSCAA first team all-Northeast region and all-BIG EAST first team selection, Blank scored the fastest goal in WVU’s NCAA tournament history, coming at the 1:29 mark against Loyola (Md.). She finished the season with nine points on four goals and one assist. Blank became the school’s second BIG EAST Midfielder of the Year following a stellar junior campaign in 2008. A defensive center mid, Blank started all 23 matches, registering five goals and two assists, including two-game winners. A first team all-BIG EAST selection, the Toms River, N.J., native earned second team All-America honors from the NSCAA and Soccer Buzz. Named the team’s MVP for the second-consecutive season, Blank earned all-tournament team recognition at the Notre Dame Inn at St. Mary’s Classic and the BIG EAST Championship.

Blank was aggressive in the attack, attempting 71 shots, second-most on the team. But perhaps most impressive is the leadership she provides to her teammates. Despite a talented eight-member senior class in 2008, it was Blank who earned team captain stripes. She was drafted the fifth round of the 2010 Women’s Professional Soccer Draft by the St. Louis Athletica.

WVU had three All-Americans in 2007.

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Professional Mountaineers Katie Barnes Carolina Courage (WUSA) San Jose CyberRays (WUSA) Cincinnati Ladyhawks (USL W-League)

Sweden’s First Division Champions Pitea IF. Kane also spent one season as a member of FC Indiana in the United Soccer League.

On Feb. 11, 2002, Katie Barnes became the first West Virginia women’s soccer player to be drafted by the Women’s United Soccer Association (WUSA) when she was selected in the second round as the ninth overall pick by the Carolina Courage. Barnes also spent time as a member of the San Jose CyberRays in the WUSA and as a member of the Cincinnati Ladyhawks in the United Soccer League.

Greer Barnes Los Angeles Sol (WPS)

Rachel Kruze Philadelphia Charge (WUSA) IBV (Iceland) Rochester Rhinos (USL W-League) Considered the most underrated player in WVU women’s soccer history, Rachel Kruze proved her doubters wrong when she was selected by the Philadelphia Charge in the 2003 Women’s United Soccer Association (WUSA) Draft, making her the second WVU women’s soccer player to join the professional ranks. Kruze split time between her hometown of Webster, N.Y., playing for the Rochester Rhinos of the United Soccer League and playing soccer abroad in Iceland. Kim Bonilla Pitea IF (Sweden) Jersey Sky Blue (USL W-League) Kim Bonilla, a four-year letterwinner and all-BIG EAST forward, continued her playing career after college with one season (2008) with Jersey Sky Blue in the United Soccer League. She continued her career overseas, playing the 2008-09 season for Pitea IF Soccer Club, Sweden’s First Division Champions. The Dumfries, Va., native was a playmaker up top in Pitea’s rise to the top of the division standings. Bonilla returned back to the U.S. to play for various W-League squads. Laura Kane Pitea IF (Sweden) FC Indiana (USL W-League) A third team All-American at WVU, forward Laura Kane played professionally in the U.S. and abroad following a stellar career with the Mountaineers. A Pottstown, Pa., native, Kane took her game overseas playing the 2008 season for

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Two-time All-America defender, Greer Barnes was drafted in the fourth round, 24th overall, of the 2009 Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) Draft by the Los Angeles Sol. The WPS is the first professional soccer league in North America since the Women’s United Soccer Association (WUSA) league that lasted for three years before folding in 2003. The Rye, N.Y., native became the third Mountaineer to be drafted professionally, joining Katie Barnes and Rachel Kruze. Lisa Stoia St. Louis Athletica (WPS) Boston Renegades (USL W-League) Former two-time BIG EAST Midfielder of the Year, Lisa Stoia was drafted in the seventh round, 48th overall, of the 2009 Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) Draft by the St. Louis Athletica. The WPS is the first professional soccer league in North America since the Women’s United Soccer Association (WUSA) league that lasted for three years before folding in 2003. The Shirley, N.Y., native competed for two seasons as a midfielder with the Boston Renegades in the United Soccer League. In 2006, she led the team and ranked second in the league with 11 assists. She also ranked fifth in the league with 29 points and finished with nine goals on the season. Stoia is the fourth Mountaineer in school history to be drafted in the professional ranks. Carolyn Blank St. Louis Athletica (WPS) Midfielder Carolyn Blank was drafted in the fifth round of the 2010 Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) Draft by the St. Louis Athletica. The two-time second team NSCAA All-American led the Mountaineers to a 10thstraight NCAA tournament appearance in 2009, scoring nine points on the season and helping the team post 13 shutouts. A Toms River, N.J., native, Blank is the school’s all-time leader in matches started and played with 92. A two-time team captain, Blank was named a 2009 all-BIG EAST first-team selection and NSCAA first team all-Northeast region selection.

WVU on the National Scene Chrissie Abbott • U-21 National Team Pool (2003) • Trained with WUSA’s Philadelphia Charge and Carolina Courage (2003) Lana Bannerman • Brazilian All-Stars (2004) Katie Barnes • U-21 National Team (2001) • National Team Pool (2005) Carolyn Blank • U-15 National Team Pool (2003) • U-16 National Team (2004) • U-17 National Team Pool (2005) • U-20 National Team Pool (2008) Amanda Cicchini • Canadian U-16 National Team Pool (2000) • Canadian U-17 National Team Pool (2001) • Canadian U-18 National Team (2002) • Canadian U-19 National Team (2004) • Full Canadian National Team (2005) • Canadian U-20 National Team (2005, 2006) Natalie Cocchi • Brazilian All-Stars (2004) Deana Everrett • Canadian U17 National Team (2001) • Canadian U19 National Team (2003) • Canadian U-20 National Team Pool (2004) Laura Kane • Brazilian All-Stars (2004) • U-21 National Team Pool (2005) Nicole Mailloux • Canadian U-17 National Team (2005) • Canadian U-18 National Team (2006) • Canadian U-20 National Team Pool (2008) Bry McCarthy • Canadian U-15 National Team (2005) • Canadian U-17 World Cup Team (2006-08) • Canadian U-20 National Team (2009-10) • Canadian Full National Team (2010) Robin Rushton • Canadian U-16 National Team (2003) • Canadian U-17 National Team (2004) • Canadian U-20 National Team (2005, 2006) Lisa Stoia • U-21 National Team Pool (2003) • Trained with WUSA’s Philadelphia Charge and Carolina Courage (2003) Caroline Szwed • Canadian U-16 National Team (2007) • Canadian U-17 National Team (2008) • Canadian U-20 National Pool (2009)


Series Records First Last Opponent Played Played W-L-T Arizona....................................2004.....................2004..................... 1-0-0 Auburn.....................................2001.....................2002..................... 1-1-0 Binghamton............................2003.....................2006..................... 3-0-0 Boston......................................2009.....................2009..................... 0-0-1 Boston College.......................1996.....................2004..................... 5-0-1 Bowling Green........................1997.....................2007..................... 3-0-0 Butler........................................1998.....................1998..................... 0-0-1 BYU...........................................2009.....................2009..................... 0-0-1 Canisius...................................1996.....................1996..................... 1-0-0 Central Conn..........................1998.....................2000..................... 2-0-0 Central Michigan...................2000.....................2000..................... 1-0-0 Cincinnati................................2007.....................2007..................... 1-0-0 Colgate...................................2002.....................2002..................... 1-0-0 Connecticut ..........................1996.....................2009................... 2-11-3 Dartmouth...............................2009.....................2009..................... 0-0-1 Dayton.....................................2005.....................2005..................... 1-0-0 DePaul.....................................2006.....................2009..................... 2-0-0 Duquesne . .............................1996.....................2009..................... 4-0-1 Florida Atlantic.......................First Meeting Florida State............................2003.....................2003..................... 0-1-0 Georgetown ..........................1996.....................2009................... 11-3-0 George Mason.......................2001.....................2002..................... 2-0-0 Hofstra.....................................2001.....................2005..................... 2-0-0 Illinois . .....................................1999.....................1999..................... 0-1-0 James Madison .....................1999.....................2008..................... 7-1-1 Kentucky.................................2004.....................2008..................... 2-0-0 Louisville...................................2006.....................2008..................... 3-0-1 Loyola, Md..............................2002.....................2009..................... 3-0-0 Loyola Marymount.................2008.....................2008..................... 1-0-0 Marquette...............................2005.....................2009..................... 5-1-0 Marshall...................................1998.....................2000..................... 3-0-0 Miami, Fla................................1999.....................2003..................... 4-1-0 Miami, Ohio............................2001.....................2001..................... 0-1-0 Michigan State.......................2003.....................2003..................... 1-0-0 Mount St. Mary’s.....................1996.....................1996..................... 1-0-0 Navy........................................1996.....................2007..................... 2-1-0 New Hampshire......................1999.....................2003..................... 2-0-0 Notre Dame............................1996.....................2009................... 1-12-1 Ohio.........................................1997.....................2004..................... 2-0-1 Ohio State...............................1996.....................2009..................... 3-2-1 Old Dominion..........................2000.....................2001..................... 2-0-0 Penn State...............................2003.....................2009..................... 4-2-0 Pitt............................................1996.....................2009................... 11-2-1 Portland...................................2005.....................2005..................... 0-1-0 Princeton.................................2008.....................2008..................... 1-0-0 Providence ............................1996.....................2009................... 10-1-0 Purdue.....................................2000.....................2004..................... 1-1-0 Radford...................................2003.....................2004..................... 2-0-0 Rhode Island...........................2007.....................2007..................... 1-0-0

First Last Opponent Played Played W-L-T Richmond................................2000.....................2006..................... 1-1-1 Robert Morris...........................1996.....................1997..................... 2-0-0 Rutgers.....................................1996.....................2009..................... 9-4-1 St. Bonaventure......................2006.....................2006..................... 1-0-0 St. Francis, Pa..........................1996.....................1997..................... 2-0-0 St. John’s.................................1996.....................2009..................... 9-2-3 St. Louis....................................2001.....................2001..................... 1-0-0 Santa Clara.............................2008.....................2008..................... 0-1-0 Seton Hall................................1996.....................2008..................... 6-3-2 SMU..........................................2004.....................2004..................... 1-0-0 Syracuse..................................1996.....................2009..................... 6-3-2 Tennessee................................2003.....................2009..................... 4-0-0 Texas........................................2004.....................2004..................... 0-1-0 Texas A&M..............................2007.....................2007..................... 0-1-0 Towson.....................................1999.....................2008..................... 2-0-0 UCF..........................................1998.....................1999..................... 2-0-0 USC..........................................2007.....................2007..................... 0-1-0 USF............................................2005.....................2009..................... 4-1-0 Villanova.................................1996.....................2009..................... 8-4-5 VCU..........................................1999.....................1999..................... 1-0-0 Virginia.....................................2001.....................2009..................... 2-8-2 Virginia Tech...........................1999.....................2002..................... 3-0-0 Wake Forest............................2007.....................2009..................... 0-2-0 Washington.............................2005.....................2005..................... 1-0-0 Washington State...................2008.....................2008..................... 0-0-1 Western Michigan..................2006.....................2006..................... 1-0-0 William & Mary........................2000.....................2005..................... 3-0-1 Wyoming.................................2000.....................2000..................... 1-0-0 Xavier.......................................2007.....................2007..................... 1-0-0 Yale..........................................2003.....................2003..................... 1-0-0 Youngstown State..................1996.....................1997..................... 2-0-0

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All-Time Scores 1996 (10-7-2/4-4-1 BIG EAST - 5th) Nikki Izzo Sept. 1 0-3 L at Rutgers Sept. 4 1-1 (ot) T at Duquesne Sept. 7 4-0 W PROVIDENCE Sept. 11 5-0 W ROBERT MORRIS Sept. 13 0-2 L SYRACUSE Sept. 15 0-1 L OHIO STAT Sept. 18 2-0 W at St. Francis, Pa. Sept. 22 0-0 T ST. JOHN’S Sept. 27 0-12 L at Connecticut Oct. 1 5-0 W YOUNGSTOWN STATE Oct. 4 2-0 (ot) W SETON HALL Oct. 9 1-0 W at Georgetown Oct. 14 1-0 W at Canisius Oct. 16 2-0 W at Pitt Oct. 19 1-0 W BOSTON COLLEGE Oct. 22 4-0 W MOUNT ST. MARY’S Oct. 25 0-11 L at Notre Dame Oct. 30 2-4 L at Villanova Nov. 3 0-4 L NAVY

1997 (11-6-2/4-6-1 BIG EAST - 5th) Nikki Izzo Aug. 30 1-0 (ot) W at Boston College Sept. 3 1-0 W DUQUESNE Sept. 6 2-0 W RUTGERS Sept. 10 2-1 W at Navy Sept. 14 0-3 L NOTRE DAME Sept. 16 1-0 W OHIO STATE Sept. 20 1-0 W at Providence Sept. 26 1-3 L at Seton Hall Sept. 28 0-5 L at Connecticut Oct. 1 4-0 W BOWLING GREEN Oct. 4 1-0 W GEORGETOWN Oct. 6 4-0 W YOUNGSTOWN STATE Oct. 8 0-1 L at Pitt Oct. 15 2-2 (ot) T at Ohio Oct. 18 0-0 (ot) T VILLANOVA Oct. 21 5-0 W at Robert Morris Oct. 24 0-1 L ST. JOHN’S Oct. 26 0-1 L SYRACUSE Nov. 1 6-0 W ST. FRANCIS, Pa.

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WVU’s first team in 1996 1998 (11-6-2, 4-5-2 BIG EAST - 7th) Nikki Izzo Sept. 4 0-7 L at Notre Dame Sept. 6 1-0 W at Georgetown Sept. 9 6-0 W at Bowling Green Sept. 12 2-1 W at Villanova Sept. 18 1-2 (ot) L CONNECTICUT Sept. 20 3-2 W SETON HALL Sept. 27 2-1 (ot) W at UCF Sept. 30 2-0 W MARSHALL Oct. 2 0-1 L PROVIDENCE Oct. 4 0-0 (ot) T BOSTON COLLEGE Oct. 7 1-0 W at Ohio State Oct. 10 2-1 W CENT. CONNECTICUT Oct. 16 0-2 L at Syracuse Oct. 18 0-1 (ot) L at St. John’s Oct. 21 3-0 W OHIO Oct. 24 0-0 (ot) T at Rutgers Oct. 28 2-1 W DUQUESNE Oct. 31 2-0 W PITT Nov. 3 0-5 L at Notre Dame (BEQ)

1999 (9-9-1, 2-4 BIG EAST Mid-Atlantic - 5th) Nikki Izzo Aug. 28 0-1 L at James Madison Sept. 3 0-2 L ILLINOIS! Sept. 5 4-2 W VCU! Sept. 8 2-0 W at Marshall Sept. 11 4-1 W TOWSON Sept. 14 6-1 W VIRGINIA TECH Sept. 18 0-4 L at Connecticut^ Sept. 19 3-1 W vs. New Hampshire^

Sept. 24 0-1 L at Villanova Sept. 29 5-1 W PITT Oct. 1 2-1 W RUTGERS Oct. 3 4-0 W UCF Oct. 8 1-5 L at Notre Dame Oct. 10 0-2 L SETON HALL Oct. 13 0-2 L at Georgetown Oct. 15 0-1 L at Miami % Oct. 17 0-0 (2ot) T vs. Butler % Oct. 22 3-0 W ST. JOHN’S Oct. 29 1-3 L at Ohio State ! Mountaineer Cup, Morgantown, W.Va. ^ UConn Fila Classic, Storrs, Conn. % Miami Invitational, Miami, Fla.

2000 (15-6, 3-3 BIG EAST Mid-Atlantic - 4th) Nikki Izzo-Brown Aug. 25 3-1 W SYRACUSE Aug. 27 2-1 W JAMES MADISON Sept. 1 1-0 W vs. Central Michigan Sept. 3 0-2 L at Purdue Sept. 8 1-0 W at Old Dominion Sept. 10 1-0 W at William & Mary Sept. 13 1-0 W at Virginia Tech Sept. 17 4-0 W WYOMING Sept. 22 1-2 (ot) L NOTRE DAME Sept. 24 2-3 (ot) L at Seton Hall Sept. 29 1-0 W VILLANOVA Oct. 4 2-0 W at Pitt Oct. 6 2-3 (2ot) L at Rutgers Oct. 8 4-0 W at Central Connecticut


Oct. 11 Oct. 15 Oct. 20 Oct. 22 Oct. 25 Oct. 29 Nov. 8

2-0 4-0 2-1 (ot) 3-1 3-1 0-1 (ot) 1-5

W DUQUESNE W MARSHALL W at Boston College W at Providence W GEORGETOWN L at Connecticut (BEQ) L at Richmond (NCAA1)

2001 (15-5-1, 4-1-1 BIG EAST MidAtlantic - 2nd) Nikki Izzo-Brown Aug. 31 5-1 W at St. John’s Sept. 2 2-1 (2ot) W at Hofstra Sept. 7 1-2 L at Virginia ! Sept. 9 2-1 (2ot) W vs. St. Louis ! Sept. 21 2-1 (2ot) W AUBURN Sept. 23 2-0 W RUTGERS Sept. 28 4-0 W SETON HALL Sept. 30 1-2 (ot) L at Notre Dame Oct. 5 3-1 W WILLIAM & MARY Oct. 7 1-1 (2ot) T at Villanova Oct. 10 1-0 W PITT Oct. 12 0-1 L CONNECTICUT Oct. 14 3-0 W OLD DOMINION Oct. 19 3-2 (ot) W at George Mason Oct. 21 5-1 W MIAMI, Fla. Oct. 26 4-1 W at Georgetown Oct. 28 3-1 W at James Madison Nov. 4 2-0 W MIAMI, Fla. (BEQ) Nov. 9 1-0 W vs. Connecticut (BES) Nov. 12 1-2 L vs. Notre Dame (BEF) Nov. 16 0-1 L Miami, Ohio (NCAA1) ! Cavalier Invitational, Charlottesville, Va.

Oct. 9 1-0 (ot) W GEORGETOWN Oct. 11 2-0 W at Colgate Oct. 13 4-0 W at Syracuse Oct. 20 2-0 W PROVIDENCE Oct. 23 2-0 W at Virginia Tech Nov. 3 4-0 W vs. St. John’s (BEQ) Nov. 8 3-2 W vs. Rutgers (BES) Nov. 10 0-1 L at Connecticut (BEF) Nov. 15 3-0 W LOYOLA, Md. (NCAA1) Nov. 17 0-1 L VIRGINIA (NCAA2) ! Auburn Sprint Classic, Auburn, Ala. 2003 (17-4-2, 4-1-1 BIG EAST MidAtlantic - 2nd) Nikki Izzo Brown Aug. 30 0-1 L at Virginia Sept. 1 2-1 W MICHIGAN STATE Sept. 5 4-0 W vs. New Hampshire! Sept. 7 4-0 W at James Madison! Sept. 12 3-1 W at Miami Sept. 14 3-2 W ST. JOHN’S Sept. 19 1-0 W at Connecticut Sept. 21 2-0 W vs. Yale Sept. 24 5-0 W BINGHAMTON Sept. 28 2-0 W at Tennessee Oct. 3 0-2 L at Notre Dame Oct. 5 2-0 W at Georgetown Oct. 10 2-0 W RUTGERS Oct. 12 2-1 W SETON HALL Oct. 17 5-0 W RADFORD Oct. 19 0-0 (2ot) T at Villanova Oct. 23 2-1 W PITT Oct. 26 1-4 L PENN STATE Nov. 2 2-1 W ST. JOHN’S (BEQ)

Nov. 7 0-0 (2ot) T vs. Villanova& (BES) Nov. 14 4-2 W LOYOLA, Md. (NCAA1) Nov. 16 3-0 W OHIO STATE (NCAA2) Nov. 23 3-2 (2ot) L FLORIDA STATE (NCAA3) ! JMU/Comfort Inn Invitational & NOVA won penalty kick shootout, 5-4 2004 (15-6-0, 7-3-0 BIG EAST - 3rd) Nikki Izzo Brown Aug. 27 3-2 (2ot) W at Kentucky! Aug. 29 7-0 W vs. Ohio! Sept. 1 1-0 W PURDUE Sept. 5 0-1 L VIRGINIA Sept. 10 2-0 W ARIZONA Sept. 12 2-1 W JAMES MADISON Sept. 17 4-1 W at Providence Sept. 19 2-0 W at Boston College Sept. 24 0-1 L VILLANOVA Sept. 26 4-2 W ST. JOHN’S Oct. 1 1-3 L NOTRE DAME Oct. 3 4-1 W SYRACUSE Oct. 6 6-1 W at Pitt Oct. 10 4-1 W at Binghamton Oct. 15 2-0 W at Rutgers Oct. 17 2-1 W at Seton Hall Oct. 22 5-0 W at Radford Oct. 24 0-1 L GEORGETOWN Oct. 31 0-1 L VILLANOVA (BEQ) Nov. 12 2-1 W vs. S. Methodist (NCAA1) Nov. 14 1-2 L at Texas (NCAA2) ! Kentucky Invitational, Lexington, Ky.

2002 (18-3-1, 5-0-1 BIG EAST Mid-Atlantic Division Champions) Nikki Izzo Brown Aug. 30 0-2 L at Auburn ! Sept. 1 4-0 W vs. Jacksonville State ! Sept. 6 3-0 W BOSTON COLLEGE Sept. 8 4-1 W GEORGE MASON Sept. 13 2-1 W at Virginia Sept. 15 3-0 W JAMES MADISON Sept. 18 4-2 W at Pitt Sept. 22 1-0 W VILLANOVA Sept. 27 4-1 W WILLIAM & MARY Sept. 29 2-1 W at Rutgers Oct. 4 1-1 (2ot) T at Seton Hall Oct. 6 3-0 W NOTRE DAME

The 2004 Mountaineers.

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All-Time Scores 2005 (12-6-3, 7-2-1 Division A – 3rd) Nikki Izzo Brown Aug. 26 3-1 W DAYTON Aug. 28 0-1 L at Virginia Sept. 1 1-2 L at Pitt Sept. 4 1-0 W TENNESSEE Sept. 9 1-0 W vs. Washington! Sept. 11 0-2 L at Portland! Sept. 16 1-1 (2ot) T at Richmond Sept. 18 0-0 (2ot) T at William & Mary Sept. 23 1-1 (2ot) T at Syracuse Sept. 25 3-0 W ST. JOHN’S Sept. 30 1-0 W RUTGERS Oct. 2 3-1 W SETON HALL Oct. 7 2-0 W MARQUETTE Oct. 9 2-0 W USF Oct. 16 2-1 W at Georgetown Oct. 21 1-2 L at Connecticut Oct. 23 3-0 W at Providence Oct. 30 4-2 W at Villanova (BEQ) Nov. 4 0-1 L vs. Connecticut (BES) Nov. 11 3-0 W vs. Hofstra (NCAA1) Nov. 13 2-5 L vs. Penn State (NCAA2) ! Nike Invitational, Portland, Ore.

2006 (14-4-3, 8-1-2 BIG EAST American Division Champions) Nikki Izzo-Brown Aug. 25 3-0 W vs. Richmond! Aug. 27 5-1 W at James Madison! Sept. 1 4-0 W WESTERN MICHIGAN Sept. 3 4-0 W BINGHAMTON Sept. 8 2-1 W at #7 Penn State Sept. 10 8-0 W ST. BONAVENTURE Sept. 15 4-1 W PITT Sept. 17 1-1 T #21 VIRGINIA Sept. 22 5-0 W SYRACUSE Sept. 24 0-0 T at St. John’s Sept. 29 1-3 L at #1 Notre Dame Oct. 1 4-0 W at DePaul Oct. 6 2-0 W at USF Oct. 8 2-0 W at Marquette Oct. 13 1-0 (2ot) W #23 VILLANOVA Oct. 15 3-0 W GEORGETOWN Oct. 20 0-1 L UCONN Oct. 22 4-0 W PROVIDENCE Oct. 29 0-0 (2ot) T vs. #25 Louisville (BEQ)& Nov. 3 2-3 L vs. #20 Rutgers (BES) Nov. 10 0-2 L vs. Virginia (NCAA1) ! James Madison Invitational & WVU won penalty kick shootout, 5-4

The 2007 team celebrates its first conference tournament title.

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2007 (18-5-2, 9-1-1 BIG EAST American Division Champions, BIG EAST Tournament Champions) Nikki Izzo-Brown Aug. 31 4-0 W BOWLING GREEN Sept. 2 0-3 L at #9 Virginia Sept. 7 3-1 W RHODE ISLAND Sept. 9 1-0 W #15 PENN STATE Sept. 14 1-2 L vs. #5 Texas A&M! Sept. 16 5-1 W XAVIER Sept. 21 3-1 W at Pitt Sept. 23 1-2 L WAKE FOREST Sept. 28 2-0 W ST. JOHN’S Sept. 30 1-1 (2ot) T at Syracuse Oct. 5 1-0 W LOUISVILLE Oct. 7 2-0 W CINCINNATI Oct. 12 3-0 W at Providence Oct. 14 0-2 L at #17 Connecticut Oct. 19 5-3 W at Georgetown Oct. 21 1-0 W at Villanova Oct. 26 2-0 W USF Oct. 28 3-1 W MARQUETTE Nov. 4 1-0 W VILLANOVA (BEQ) Nov. 9 1-0 (2ot) W #24 LOUISVILLE (BES) Nov. 11 1-1 (2ot) T #9 NOTRE DAME (BEF) Nov. 16 4-0 W NAVY (NCAA1) Nov. 18 2-0 W JAMES MADISON (NCAA2) Nov. 24 1-0 W at #6 Penn State (NCAA3) Nov. 30 0-1 L #8 USC (NCAA4) ! at Penn State (University Park, Pa.)


2008 (14-3-6, 7-1-3 BIG EAST American Division Champions) Nikki Izzo-Brown Aug. 22 3-0 W TOWSON Aug. 29 1-2 (2ot) L vs. #12 Santa Clara% Aug. 31 1-0 (2ot) W Loyola Marymount% Sept. 5 1-0 W at #20 Tennessee^ Sept. 7 1-1 (2ot) T vs. Washington State^ Sept. 11 1-0 W KENTUCKY Sept. 14 1-1 (2ot) T JAMES MADISON Sept. 18 4-0 W PITT Sept. 21 3-0 W #6 VIRGINIA Sept. 25 0-0 (2ot) T at St. John’s Sept. 28 8-0 W SYRACUSE Oct. 3 1-1 (2ot) T at Seton Hall Oct. 5 0-1 L at Rutgers Oct. 10 3-0 W PROVIDENCE Oct. 12 0-0 (2ot) T CONNECTICUT Oct. 17 2-1 W #16 GEORGETOWN Oct. 19 2-1 (ot) W VILLANOVA Oct. 24 2-0 W at Marquette Oct. 26 2-0 W at USF Nov. 2 4-0 W LOUISVILLE (BEQ) Nov. 7 1-1 (2ot) T vs. Connecticut (BES) Nov. 14 2-1 W vs. Princeton (NCAA1) Nov. 16 2-3 L at #9 Virginia (NCAA2) % Inn at St. Mary’s Classic, Notre Dame, Ind. ^ First Tennessee Lady Vols Classic, Knoxville, Tenn.

2009 (10-7-6, 5-3-3 American Division – 3rd) Nikki Izzo-Brown Aug. 23 0-0 (2ot) T OHIO STATE Aug. 29 2-1 W at #5 Penn State! Aug. 31 0-1 (ot) L vs. #25 BYU! Sept. 3 4-0 W DUQUESNE Sept. 6 0-0 (2ot) T BOSTON U Sept. 11 1-1 (2ot) T at #9 Virginia~ Sept. 13 0-1 L vs. Dartmouth~ Sept. 18 1-1 (2ot) T at Pitt Sept. 20 1-0 W TENNESSEE Sept. 24 1-0 W MARQUETTE Sept. 27 1-2 L at USF Oct. 2 2-3 (ot) L #8 NOTRE DAME Oct. 4 2-0 W DEPAUL Oct. 9 1-0 W SYRACUSE Oct. 11 1-0 W #11 ST. JOHN’S Oct. 16 0-0 (2ot) T at Villanova Oct. 18 1-2 L at Georgetown Oct. 23 0-0 (2ot) T at Connecticut Oct. 25 1-0 W at Providence Nov. 1 1-0 W at #9 Rutgers (BEQ) Nov. 6 0-1 L vs. #10 Marquette (BES) Nov. 13 2-0 W vs. Loyola (Md.) (NCAA1) Nov. 15 0-3 L at #14 Wake Forest (NCAA2) ! at Penn State (University Park, Pa.) ~ Virginia NIKE Soccer Classic, Charlottesville, Va.

Key: BE1 – BIG EAST First Round BEQ – BIG EAST Quarterfinals BES – BIG EAST Semifinals BEF – BIG EAST Finals NCAA1 – NCAA First Round NCAA2 – NCAA Second Round NCAA 3 – NCAA Sweet 16 NCAA 4 – NCAA Elite Eight Rankings reflect highest ranking for opponent on date played (beginning 2006 season)

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Letterwinners Tonia Deligiannis (M)................Niskayuna, N.Y......................1996C-97-98 Ann Marie Destino (M).............. Lewiston, N.Y..................................... 1996 Lisa DuCote (M)..................... Fredricksburg, Va............. 2004-2006-07-08 Kristin English (M/F)................... Millersville, Md.................................... 1999 Deana Everrett (F).................. Oakville, Ontario.............. 2005-06-07-08C Melissa Finkle (F).....................Brookfield, Conn....................1996-97-98C Laura Finley (GK)...................... Mt. Laurel, N.J.................................... 2001 Kelsey Fowler (D/M)................Wheeling, W.Va.................. 2005-06-07-08 Nikki Garzon (D)......................... Penfield, N.Y.......................... 1997C-98C Melissa Haire (GK).................... Lewisburg, Pa............. 1999-2000-01-02C Kiley Harris (F)...............................Cicero, Ind................... 2004-05-06-07C Erica Henderson (F/D).............Rochester, N.Y..............................2008-09 Vanessa Heppeler (M/F)...........Liverpool, N.Y................ 1997-98-99-2000 Karrie Hutchins (M)..................Wheeling, W.Va............... 2002-03-04-05C Shannon Jarboe (D).................Rockford, N.Y...............................1996-97 Krystle Kallman (D)................. Woodbury, Minn........................2005-06-07 Laura Kane (F).......................... Pottstown, Pa................. 2001-02-03-04C Marisa Kanela (F/M)................ Wantagh, N.Y................. 2002-03-04-05C Caralee Keppler (D).......... Rockville Centre, N.Y.............................. 2009 Rachel Kruze (M)........................Webster, N.Y.............. 1999-2000-01-02C

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Ashtin Larkin (M)........................Cerritos, Calif.................................... 2009 Rena Lippa (F)............................Pittsford, N.Y..................1996C-97C-98C

Chrissie Abbott (F)..............North Olmstead, Ohio......... 2000-01-02-03C Cathy Abel (M/F)....................Flemington, N.J.................. 2003-04-05-06 Stacey Adams (GK)................Clifton Park, N.Y........................1996-97-98 Ashley Banks (F/M).................. Annandale, Va................ 2004-05-06-07C Lana Bannerman (GK)............. Naperville, Ill..................... 2003-04-05-06 Greer Barnes (D/M)....................... Rye, N.Y...............................2006-07-08 Katie Barnes (F)...........................Mason, Ohio...............1998-99-00C-01C Leslie Barden (F)........................Fairfield, Ohio................ 2001-02-03-04C Mallory Beck (GK)....................Johnston, Iowa.................................. 2007 Tara Berardi (GK)......................Rochester, N.Y..............................1998-99 Morgan Betscher (F)................... Decatur, Ill..................................2008-09 Carolyn Blank (M).....................Toms River, N.J..............2006-07-08C-09C Hannah Boettger (D)............. Cambridge, Md...............1997, 1999-2000 Kim Bonilla (F)............................. Dumfries, Va..................... 2004-05-06-07 Stephanie Burgess (F)......... Morgantown, W.Va............................... 2008 Kerri Butler (GK)..................... Fredericksburg, Va......................2007-08-09 Stephanie Carpenter (M).... Mays Landing, N.J................................ 2009 Nicole Cauzillo (M).................. Northville, Mich.................................. 2003 Kristin Cholewa (D)............... Virginia Beach, Va........................1996C-97 Amanda Cicchini (M)............ Oakville, Ontario................. 2005-06-07-08 Maura Cirilli (M)....................... Wallingford, Pa.........................2002-03-04 Natalie Cocchi (M/D)........ Ocean Township, N.J........... 2004-05-06-07C Amy Coleman (D)...................... Akron, Ohio...........................1996-97-98 Chelsey Corroto (F)....................Hilliard, Ohio...............................2008-09 Robyn D’Aversa (M)..................Liverpool, N.Y...............................1998-99

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Jenn Lewis (D)......................... Silver Spring, Md.................. 2000-01-02-03 Meghan Lewis (D)..................... Naperville, Ill................................2008-09 Shelly Lyons (M)......................... Sarasota, Fla................................1996-97 Nicole Mailloux (D).............. Mississauga, Ontario.................2006-08-09C Laura Mallia (D).......................Eggertsville, N.Y. ................................ 2000 Megan Mattei (D)................... Memphis, Tenn................................... 2002 Brigette McCabe (D)................ Gibsonia, Pa................. 1997-98-99-2000 Bry McCarthy (D)....................... Ajax, Ontario.................................... 2009 Susan McHale (F/M)............. Huntington, W.Va................................. 1996 Mollie Merkel (M).....................Walkersville, Md.............................2004-05 Sydney Metheny (F)................... Elkins, W.Va...................................... 2009 Blake Miller (F).............................St. Louis, Mo................................2008-09 Rachael Minnich (F)...................Mason, Ohio..........................2003-04-05 Megan Mischler (F)............. Moon Township, Pa.....................2007-08-09 Michelle Molinari (M)............Parkersburg, W.Va...........................2007-08 Christina Monzi...................... Staten Island, N.Y................................. 2004 Laura Papillon..........................Collegeville, Pa........................2003-04-05 Erin Peters (D)........................... Bethel Park, Pa................................... 1996 Kambria Riggins (M)..................Millersville, Pa................. 2002-03-04-05C Bri Rodriguez (M).......................... Aurora, Ill........................................ 2009 Emma Rodriguez (D)..............Spencerport, N.Y...................1999-2000-01 Robin Rushton (D)..............Scarborough, Ontario......... 2005-06-07-08C

Christen Seaman Heather Saffel (D)...................... Elkins, W.Va...................................... 2009 Christen Seaman (D)..................Belleville, Ill........................1999-2001-02 Shannon Seaward (D).......... San Ramon, Calif............. 1997-98-99-2000 Megan Sheehy (F)....................Westfield, N.J......................1997-98-2000 Missy Shields (M)...................... Bethel Park, Pa................................... 1999 Julie Smith (M)............................. Olean, N.Y....................... 1999-2000-01 Stacey Sollmann (D)...............Cincinnati, Ohio.........1996-97C-98C-99C Ann Sorensen (D).................. Whitefish Bay, Wis.............. 1996-97-98-99C Lisa Stoia (M)................................ Shirley, N.Y.................... 2000-01-02-03C Caroline Szwed (M)................ Oakville, Ontario................................. 2009 Shawna Toth (F)................... Morgantown, W.Va..................2000-01-02C Danielle Turrie (M)......................Pittsford, N.Y.................. 1996-97-98-99C Ashley Weimer (D)............. North Huntingdon, Pa.......... 2001-02-03-04C Sarah Wetmore (D)................... Hamilton, Va...........................1996-97-98 Lisa Zanti (D).............................. Rosedale, Md..........................2001-02-03

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All-Time Numerical Roster 0....................................................... Kerri Butler 00.................................................Hillary Battles Nicolette DeLaurentis Jennifer Furcht Jacque Sutphin 01......................................... Stephanie Baugh Melissa Haire Emily Main 1................................................Stacey Adams Mallory Beck Tara Berardi Nicole Cauzillo Melissa Haire Brandi Sutphin 2.................................................... Lisa DuCote Kelsey Fowler Caralee Keppler Megan Mattei Missy Shields Katie Slain Corissa Taylor Danielle Tucker Tessie Vezza 3..................................................... Cathy Abel Ariel Davis Ashtin Larkin Blake Miller Shawna Toth Sarah Wetmore 4...................................................Greer Barnes Katie Barnes Missy Johns Laura Papillon Bri Rodriguez 5............................................... Chrissie Abbott Boryn D’Aversa Rachel Dahlstrand Ryan Dinan Kiley Harris Ashtin Larkin Heather Walker 6................................................... Ashley Banks Kim Behm Laura Finley Shannon Jarboe 7.......................................................Kim Bonilla Tonia Deligiannis Megan Mischler Christen Seaman Lisa Stoia 8........................................... Whitney Edwards Jamie Kocher Rena Lippa Sarah Maddox Caroline Szwed Jessica Vann

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Ashley Weimer 9..........................................Stephanie Burgess Jen Cappedonia Melissa Finkle Kambria Riggins 10.......................................... Steph Carpenter Amanda Cicchini Shannon Seaward Meghan Smith Lisa Zanti 11......................................................Miko Alley Beth Blasi Alli Kealing Emily Kirksey Rachel Kruze Cheryl Matochik 12.................................................Leslie Barden Meghan Lewis Bridgette McCabe Susan McHale Robin Rushton 13......................................... Amanda DeSario Ann Marie Destino Nikki Garzon Nicole Mailloux Mollie Merkel Shawna Toth 14........................................... Chelsey Corroto Kiley Harris Marisa Kanela Laura Mallia Danielle Turrie 15............................................. Deana Everrett Sara Keane Christina Monzi Christen Seaman Stacey Sollmann 16................................................Katie Molinari Michelle Molinari Ann Sorensen 17........................................... Erica Henderson Shelly Lyons Rachael Minnich Emma Rodriguez 18....................................................Tara Beradi Ambere Cunningham Kristin English Kristen Felice Sarah Meehan Theresa Sadd 19......................................... Hannah Boettger Amanda Cicchini Maura Cirilli Ashley McDaniel Meghan Lewis Heather Saffel

Laura Pappilon 20............................................. Krystle Kallman Emily Kirksey Emily Marshall Heather Saffel Megan Sheehy 21........................................Vanessa Heppeler Karrie Hutchins Sydney Metheny 22.............................................Kristin Cholewa Lisa DuCote Julie Smith Mallory Smith Ashley Weimer 23.................................................. Jessie Breed Cassandra Deitrick Jenn Lewis 24......................................... Lana Bannerman Elizabeth Frame 25......................................... Morgan Betscher 26.............................................. Amy Coleman Greer Barnes 27......................................................Erin Peters Megan Mischler 28.............................................Natalie Cocchi 30..........................................Sarah Bizanovich 31 .............................................. Carolyn Blank Brandi Sutphin 33................................................Bry McCarthy 34........................................Athena Gramates 57................................................... Laura Kane 99.............................................. Leigh Anthony Ashley Magruda Ashley Neal


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West Virginia University The Mission of West Virginia University Founded in 1867, West Virginia University is the flagship land-grant, doctoral degree-granting research university in the state of West Virginia. As such, the institution occupies a unique position within the state. West Virginia University’s primary mission is to provide high-quality programs of instruction at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels; to stimulate and foster both basic and applied research and scholarship; to engage in and encourage other creative and artistic work; and to bring the resources of the University to all segments of society through continuing education, extension, and public service activities. Opportunities to conduct pioneering research and scholarship help attract high quality faculty and students. Students and faculty work together to create exciting and productive paths for investigation and development. WVU nurtures these symbiotic interactions to build intellectual, social, and economic development for all of West Virginia. WVU’s special responsibility is to seek out, challenge, educate, and help create opportunities for those West Virginia citizens who can benefit from its programs, especially those who have demonstrated high achievement or who possess excellent potential. West Virginia University recognizes that diversity enriches the institution and the society it serves. The University is committed to social justice and to practicing the principles of equality of opportunity and affirmative action.

WVU’s campus offers one of the nation’s safest college environments — Reader’s Digest ranked it 18th among 135 U.S. colleges and universities and gave WVU an A for its strong commitment to safety. A Farmer’s Insurance study ranked Morgantown as the 8th most secure place to live among U.S. towns with populations less than 150,000.

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WVU’s main Morgantown location includes three distinct campuses — Downtown, Evansdale and the Health Sciences campus . The Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system — named top people-mover in the nation - has shuttled people among the campuses since the U.S. Department of Transportation built it 30 years ago.

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WVU: A Brief Profile WVU is one of only 11 schools in the country that are land-grant, doctoral research universities with a comprehensive medical school. Students: WVU’s main campus fall 2009 enrollment was 28,898. Alumni: The new Erickson Alumni Center is a gathering place for WVU’s more than 175,000 alumni worldwide. Degree Programs: WVU offers 188 bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and professional degree programs. Division Campuses: Potomac State College of WVU; WVU Institute of Technology Health Sciences Center Divisions: Charleston Division, Health Sciences Center, Charleston, W.Va.; Eastern Division, Health Sciences Center, Martinsburg, W.Va. Major Academic Divisions: Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Design, Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business and Economics, College of Creative Arts, School of Dentistry, College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, Honors College, College of Human Resources and Education, Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism, College of Law, School of Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Pharmacy, College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, Potomac State College of WVU, WVU Institute of Technology Visitors Resource Center: Located on the Morgantown Waterfront, the Visitors Resource Center features unique, cuttingedge displays and traditional West Virginia hospitality. Operating hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. (closed Sundays and most University holidays). Guided tours with friendly knowledgeable student guides M-F at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. and Sat. at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., except home football Saturdays. Phone: 304-293-3489. Visit: http://visit.wvu.edu

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Admission Information: Information is available from the Office of Admissions and Records, PO Box 6090, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506-6090; or call 304-293-2121 or visit WVU on the web: http://www.wvu.edu; E-mail: go2wvu@mail.wvu.edu Mountaineer Parents Club Helpline: Receive information or share comments by calling 1-800-WVU-0096. Someone will respond within one business day if possible.

National media outlets such as CNBC spotlighted Morgantown as an oasis of economic strength in the midst of a global recession, and Careerbuilder.com ranked the city as one of the “25 Best Cities to Find a Job.” A report by Fortune Small Business ranked Morgantown the 7th best small city to launch a small business.


Morgantown As the “Scenic Mountain Home of West Virginia University,” Morgantown is at the very heart of Mountaineer Country. It is also among West Virginia’s fastest growing metropolitan areas. In its May 2006 “Boomtowns ‘06” edition, Kiplinger’s Magazine ranked Morgantown as the “Twenty-ninth Smartest Place to Live” among all U.S. cities with populations under 150,000. Most recently, in March of 2009, Forbes Personal Finance Magazine recognized Morgantown as the “Third Best Place for Business and Careers” in U.S. cities and The Sporting News recognized Morgantown as one of its top “Best Sporting Cities.” The Greater Morgantown area offers a unique blend of vitality and culture in a friendly atmosphere and has been commended for its low cost of living, excellent health care, low crime rate and easy accessibility. Situated at the intersection of Interstate 68 and 79, Morgantown is located within a short day’s drive of half the nation’s population. Just like real estate, outdoor recreation is all about location, location, location. And Morgantown, nestled deep within the Appalachian countryside, delivers a mountain of opportunities. From peddling to paddling - not to mention swinging a golf club or casting a fishing line - several options enable visitors to assemble a mix-and-match sampler of favorite pastimes and exciting new experiences. There’s no need to leave the city limits to start enjoying fresh-air activities: nature is intertwined into the very fabric of this riverside community. The Caperton Trail, which runs along the Monongahela River for several miles, rolls past Hazel Ruby McQuain Riverfront Park and Amphitheater (a waterfront cultural and entertainment hub), the WVU Core Arboretum, and historic downtown. The Caperton Trail welcomes biking enthusiasts and connects to the Mon River Trail and the Decker’s Creek Trail, which has a 1,000 foot incline to nearby Preston County. This beautiful rail trail system allows bikers, joggers and walkers to view

landscape of lush rhododendron (WV state flower) and tumbling waterfalls, foul and fauna. For high intensity adventure, try Class IV or V white water rafting in nearby Preston County along the Cheat River or Big Sandy River. Outfitters run family-friendly Class III trips, and include rock climbing and paintball. Returning south off of Interstate 68, about 15 minutes outside of Morgantown, Coopers Rock State Forest features a panoramic overlook of the Cheat River Gorge that is absolutely breathtaking and an ideal spot for a picture. Next door is Chestnut Ridge State Park and both offer mountain biking and hiking on trails that go thru dense forest, along valleys and ridges, and streams. Try bouldering in “Rock City” too. The area is rich in heritage as well, that offers history buffs ample opportunities to explore the diverse architectural, commercial and social heritage. Historic walking tours, glass production and coal history to the first New Deal community created by Former First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt in 1933 in Preston County. Lodging is seldom an issue for visitors. Morgantown offers a deep and diverse inventory of overnight accommodationsfrom budget to decidedly upscale, and from lodges to cabins, all coinciding with ample meeting and event facilities and space.

If you are traveling from a great distance, Morgantown’s Municipal Airport offers shuttle flights to Morgantown an average of ten times a day. If you find yourself without a car, chartered and scheduled bus services are offered to and from Morgantown. The Mountain Line Transit Authority provides many routes around town. It also provides the Grey Line with a daily trip to Pittsburgh, about an hour away. But the most unique way to get around, or like a college student, is to travel by PRT, WVU’s own Personal Rapid Transit system. As the city continues to grow, so does the nightlife, shopping, dining, BIG EAST sports and many scheduled events that continue to call Morgantown home. It is not only a city with a variety of events throughout the year but also a place where you can hike a forest trail, raft a wild river, browse quaint shops, feast at great restaurants, or attend a show or art exhibit. These things are available all year around. Contact the Greater Morgantown Convention & Visitors Bureau for area information or to request a FREE Visitors’ Guide or log onto www.tourmorgantown. com to access their calendar of events online.

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President James P. Clements James P. Clements has said that no university in the country means as much to its state as West Virginia University means to West Virginia. Since becoming WVU’s 23rd president on June 30, 2009, Dr. Clements has shown a strong dedication to expanding the University’s role as a 21st century land-grant institution, providing superior academic programs, expanding a wellness initiative for students, technologically advancing research for use around the globe and strengthening service and health-care initiatives for the community. Dr. Clements has already announced several initiatives in support of this commitment, including: adding100 new faculty members to achieve goals directly related to WVU’s mission; building a new student health facility to increase wellness efforts; dedicating capital funds to expand outdoor recreational space for students; creating a grants budget office to assist researchers; and increasing research to strengthen the University’s position as a leader in fields such as energy, biometrics and health sciences. Additional priorities have been to continue offering world-class health care and – through WVU’s Top-10 ranked Rural Health Program – remain committed to increasing state outreach in the health sciences. Other goals include finding more efficient and effective ways to use technology to drive progress, increasing the diversity of WVU’s learning community and developing an even broader global focus in preparing students for new international opportunities. He also plans to focus on increasing student retention, increasing WVU’s doctoral program enrollment, enhancing leadership development and increasing operating funds. In 2009-10, private giving to the University increased, external and competitive funding for research grew, and student applications increased, keeping enrollment strong. A major strategic planning process was launched, several new facilities opened and ground was broken on a project to house WVU’s nationally acclaimed Physics Program.

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Recently, Dr. Clements was appointed to the American Council on Education’s (ACE) Commission on Women in Higher Education and was appointed to serve as the Outreach Liaison for the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU), representing the MidAtlantic Region. Dr. Clements’ previous experience in higher education demonstrates his ability to help achieve these objectives and guide WVU to continued stability, growth and prominence. Before joining the Mountaineer family, Dr. Clements served as provost and vice president at Towson University, the second-largest public university in Maryland. The Clements Family: Maggie, Tyler, Hannah, standing; Under his leadership, Beth, Grace, Jim, seated, near WVU’s historic Woodburn Hall. Towson developed academic and student support programs from Johns Hopkins University. His projthat led to impressive increases in enrollect management textbook, in its fourth ment as well as retention and graduation edition, is used in more than 20 countries rates. Towson’s externally-funded research and is published in four languages. At increased by 36 percent during Dr. WVU, Dr. Clements is a tenured professor Clements’ tenure as provost. in the College of Engineering and Mineral Prior to becoming provost, he served Resources’ Lane Department of Comas Towson University’s vice president for puter Science and Electrical Engineering. economic and community outreach and In October 2009, he was named as the Robert W. Deutsch Distinguished UMBC’s Alumnus of the Year in the EnProfessor and chair of the Department gineering and Information Technology of Computer and Information Sciences. category. He was a four-time recipient of Towson’s Dr. Clements chairs the boards of the Faculty Member of the Year Award given WVU Research Corporation, the West by students at the university. Virginia United Health System, and the With a background in computer sciWVU Hospitals. He also serves as an exence, Dr. Clements also brings technologiofficio member of the WVU Foundation cal savvy to his role as president. He has a and WVU Alumni Association boards. B.S. in computer science and an M.S. and He is married to Beth Clements, Ph.D. in operations analysis from the Univer- and they have four children – Tyler, twin sity of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), daughters Hannah and Maggie, and as well as an M.S. in computer science Grace.


Director of Athletics Oliver Luck Oliver Luck is the right man at the right time for West Virginia University. President James P. Clements appointed the former Mountaineer quarterback Director of Athletics on June 9, 2010, making him the 11th person to hold that title at WVU. “Oliver Luck is someone who has succeeded at the highest levels at everything he has done – from his college and professional football playing days to his academic pursuits and his professional business career,” said Clements. “He is the clear choice to carry forward what has truly been a golden era in athletics.” “It’s an incredible honor for me to be appointed as athletic director at my alma mater,” said Luck. “I care deeply about this school. I’ve had an opportunity to serve on the Board of Governors the last couple of years, and it’s given me a tremendous viewpoint of how important intercollegiate athletics is at a land-grant institution like WVU. “WVU is truly one of the outstanding land-grant universities in the country, and I am so pleased to be a part of its momentum and growth. This is a tremendous opportunity - a chance to return to a University and a state that I love at a dynamic and strategic time in its history.” Luck’s athletic and professional career has been the epitome of success, first as a record-setting quarterback for the Mountaineers from 1978-81, then as a professional quarterback for the Houston Oilers, and later as a professional sports executive. Luck’s journey to the big chair at WVU began in his native Cleveland, where in 1977 he was named the Cleveland Touchdown Club Player of the Year at St. Ignatius High. Luck chose WVU over Ivy League schools Harvard and Yale, embarking upon a career that saw him establish school records for touchdown passes and completions during his playing days, while also leading the Mountaineers to a 26-6 upset victory over Florida in the 1981 Peach Bowl. His best season came as a senior in 1981 when he completed 216 of 394 passes for 2,448 yards and 16 touchdowns. He passed for a career-high 360 yards in a 27-24 loss to Syracuse at the Carrier Dome in the final regular-season game of his career. Luck ended his college career with 5,765 yards and 43 touchdown passes,

both figures still ranking among the best in school history. Luck was a two-time team MVP in 1980 and 1981, and also received the Louis D. Meisel Award for the WVU football studentathlete with the highest grade point average. The two-time ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American was the recipient of Today’s Top Five, presented for scholastics by the NCAA and was seOliver Luck is WVU’s 11th Director of Athletics. lected by the National Football Foundation as one of its 10 scholsecuring the funding for an $80 million socar-athletes to make a keynote speech at cer complex to house the Dynamos when its annual banquet in 1982. the call came to return to his alma mater. Selected in the second round of Prior to his current position at WVU, the NFL draft by the Houston Oilers (44th Luck was appointed by Gov. Joe Manchin overall pick), Luck spent four years with in 2008 to a four-year term on the West Virthe Oilers from 1982-86. His most extended ginia University Board of Governors, a spot action came in 1983 when he started six he relinquished in June 2010, to become games and finished the season completing director of athletics. 124-of-217 passes for 1,375 yards and eight The Rhodes Scholar finalist graduated touchdowns. from WVU magna cum laude in 1982 as After retiring from football, Luck bea member of Phi Beta Kappa. He also came vice president of business developearned a law degree from the University ment for the National Football League and of Texas, graduating cum laude in 1987. later was appointed general manager of In 1997, Luck was inducted into the West the Frankfurt Galaxy of the newly created Virginia University Sports Hall of Fame, and World League of American Football. He in 2008, he was inducted into the CoSIDA spent the ’95 season as general manager Academic All-America Hall of Fame. of the Rhein Fire before being named He is married to the former Kathy President and CEO of NFL Europe in 1996. Wilson. They have two sons and two Luck totaled more than 10 years with the daughters: Andrew, the starting quarterNational Football League before becomback and a Heisman Trophy candidate ing chief executive officer of the Harris at Stanford; Mary Ellen, an incoming County-Houston Sports Authority in 2001. freshman volleyball player at Stanford; In that role, Luck oversaw the develEmily and Addison. opment and management of a $1 billion WVU’s Directors of Athletics professional sports and entertainment complex for the city of Houston that includ- Anthony Chez.............................. 1904-13 ed Minute Maid Park, home of the Houston E.R. Sweetland............................. 1913-14 Astros, Reliant Stadium, home of the George Pyle................................. 1914-17 Houston Texans, the Toyota Center, home Harry Stansbury............................ 1917-38 of the Houston Rockets, Comets and Aeros Roy “Legs” Hawley...................... 1938-54 and the Livestock Show and Rodeo. Robert “Red” Brown.................... 1954-72 In 2005, Luck was appointed as the Leland Byrd.................................. 1972-78 first president of Major League Soccer’s Richard Martin............................. 1978-81 Houston Dynamos, helping that organiza Fred Schaus.................................. 1981-89 tion to a pair of MLS Cup titles in his first two Ed Pastilong.............................. 1989-2010 years at the helm. Luck was in the midst of Oliver Luck......................... 2010 - present

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Mountaineer Excellence ESPN The Magazine CoSIDA Academic All-Americans Marie-Louise Asselin.............................Track & Field (second team) Kaylyn Christopher.................................... Track & Field (third team) Liz Repella ...................................... Women’s Basketball (first team) Andy Lamson...................................................... Rifle (second team) Reed Williams ............................................. Football (second team) ESPN The Magazine CoSIDA Academic All-District II Team Marie-Louise Asselin........................................................Track & Field Nicco Campriani............................................................................Rifle Kaylyn Christopher..........................................................Track & Field Chelsey Corrotto..................................................... Women’s Soccer Eric Jobe...................................................................................Football Andy Lamson..................................................................................Rifle Josh Lider ................................................................................Football Liz Repella ..........................................................Women’s Basketball Kiersten Spoerke............................................................... Gymnastics Reed Williams .........................................................................Football NSCAA Scholar All-East Region Heather Saffel (Honorable Mention).................... Women’s Soccer BIG EAST Academic All-Stars Max Anderson.........................................................................Football Don Barclay.............................................................................Football Carmen Connolly....................................................................Football Zac Cooper.............................................................................Football Eric Jobe...................................................................................Football Scott Kozlowski........................................................................Football Josh Lider.................................................................................Football Scott Loving.............................................................................Football Cody Nutter.............................................................................Football Keith Tandy..............................................................................Football Tyler Urban...............................................................................Football Reed Williams...........................................................................Football

Amy Bieski National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society Josh Lider.................................................................................Football Reed Williams...........................................................................Football EAGL All-Academic Team Amy Bieski......................................................................... Gymnastics Hailey Fairchild................................................................. Gymnastics Arlene Hathaway............................................................. Gymnastics Naja Johnson.................................................................... Gymnastics Stephanie Keaton............................................................ Gymnastics Emily Kerwin...................................................................... Gymnastics Tina Maloney.................................................................... Gymnastics Faye Meaden................................................................... Gymnastics Shelly Purkat...................................................................... Gymnastics Alaska Richardson............................................................ Gymnastics Jenn Sharon...................................................................... Gymnastics Kristen Spoerke................................................................. Gymnastics Chelsi Tabor...................................................................... Gymnastics Ashley Wilson.................................................................... Gymnastics Jessica Young................................................................... Gymnastics CRCA All-Academic Nicco Campriani.......................................................................... Rifle Michael Kulbacki......................................................................... Rifle Andy Lamson................................................................................ Rifle Justin Pentz.................................................................................... Rifle Kyle Smith...................................................................................... Rifle Ashley Zultanky............................................................................ Rifle 2009-10 First Team All-Americans Marie-Louise Asselin ............................. Cross Country, Indoor Track

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Keri Bland .............................................. Cross Country, Indoor Track Da’Sean Butler......................................................... Men’s Basketball Nicco Campriani............................................................................Rifle Kaylyn Christopher.......................................................... Indoor Track Brandi Eskew...................................................................................Rifle Clara Grandt ........................................ Cross Country, Indoor Track Jedd Gyorko........................................................................... Baseball Michael Kulbacki............................................................................Rifle Andy Lamson..................................................................................Rifle Jessica O’Connell........................................................... Indoor Track April Rotilio........................................................................ Indoor Track Bryant Wallizer.................................................................................Rifle Second Team All-Americans Carolyn Blank........................................................... Women’s Soccer Da’Sean Butler......................................................... Men’s Basketball Jedd Gyorko........................................................................... Baseball Andy Lamson..................................................................................Rifle Tommy Santelli................................................................................Rifle Bryant Wallizer.................................................................................Rifle Third Team All-Americans Scott Kozlowski........................................................................Football Da’Sean Butler......................................................... Men’s Basketball Honorable Mention All-Americans Kayla Andrews....................................................Women’s Swimming Rachael Burnett.................................................Women’s Swimming Morgan Callaway..............................................Women’s Swimming Brandon Hogan.......................................................................Football Scott Kozlowski........................................................................Football

Michael Kulbacki............................................................................Rifle Justin Pentz (NRA)..........................................................................Rifle Shaunna Purtell...................................................Women’s Swimming Tommy Santelli................................................................................Rifle Major Award Winners Marie-Louise Asselin.......... Track - BIG EAST Sport Excellece Award Carolyn Blank...................... TopDrawerSoccer National Third Team Da’Sean Butler.......................................Lowes’ Senior CLASS Award Chelsea Carrier.....................Mid-Atlantic Field Athlete of the Year Noel Devine..........................Konica Minolta Gator Bowl WVU MVP Andy Lamson..................................................GARC Scholar-Athlete Eric Schoenle........................TopDrawerSoccer all-rookie first team Reed Williams National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete/ Football - BIG EAST Sport Excellece Award ................................................................. Konica Minolta Gator Bowl All-Region Carolyn Blank........................................................... Women’s Soccer Da’Sean Butler (East Region All-Tournament)..... Men’s Basketball Raymon Gaddis............................................................Men’s Soccer Zach Johnson ...............................................................Men’s Soccer Kevin Jones (East Region All-Tournament)........... Men’s Basketball Nicole Mailloux........................................................ Women’s Soccer Joe Mazzulla (East Region MVP)........................... Men’s Basketball Megan Mischler....................................................... Women’s Soccer Eric Schoenle.................................................................Men’s Soccer ECAC All-Star Robert Sands...........................................................................Football BIG EAST Major Award Winners Kim Benda..................................... BIG EAST Female Scholar Athlete Da’Sean Butler........................................ BIG EAST Tournament MOP George Farquhar............................. BIG EAST Male Scholar Athlete Jedd Gyorko........................ Preseason BIG EAST Player of the Year Sarah Miles............................BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year Reed Williams...............................................Football Scholar Athlete BIG EAST Champions Marie-Louise Asselin........................... Outdoor Track (5,000 meters) Clara Grandt.................................... Outdoor Track (10,000 meters) Carly Hamric....................................... Outdoor Track (1,500 meters) All-BIG EAST Kayla Andrews....................................................Women’s Swimming Marie-Louise Asselin.................... Cross Country and outdoor track Kimberly Benda........................................................................Rowing Tyler Bitancurt..........................................................................Football Keri Bland.......................................................................Cross Country Carolyn Blank ......................................................... Women’s Soccer Jarrett Brown............................................................................Football Asya Bussie..........................................................Women’s Basketball Robin Burnett......................................................Women’s Swimming Da’Sean Butler......................................................... Men’s Basketball

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Morgan Callaway..............................................Women’s Swimming Taylor Camp............................................................ Men’s Swimming Korinne Campbell..............................................Women’s Basketball Selvish Capers..........................................................................Football Noel Devine.............................................................................Football Devin Ebanks........................................................... Men’s Basketball Brad Eichenseer...................................................... Men’s Swimming Lauren Evans......................................................................... Volleyball George Farquhar.................................................... Men’s Swimming Jared Goldthorpe................................................... Men’s Swimming Clara Grandt............................... Cross Country and outdoor track Jedd Gyorko........................................................................... Baseball Carly Hamric.................................................................Outdoor track Brandon Hogan.......................................................................Football Zach Johnson................................................................Men’s Soccer Kevin Jones....................................Men’s Basketball all-tournament Sarah Kosmak.....................................................Women’s Swimming Scott Kozlowski........................................................................Football Nicole Mailloux........................................................ Women’s Soccer Robyn Matthews................................................Women’s Swimming Gift Maworere...............................................................Men’s Soccer Sarah Miles.......................Women’s Basketball and all-tournament Megan Mischler....................................................... Women’s Soccer Chris Neild................................................................................Football Mandie Nugent..................................................Women’s Swimming Shauna Purtell.....................................................Women’s Swimming

Liz Repella........................Women’s Basketball and all-tournament Caroline Rettig..........................................................................Rowing Bri Rodriguez......................... Women’s Soccer and all-tournament Robert Sands...........................................................................Football Eric Schoenle.................................................................Men’s Soccer Abel “Shadow” Sebele................................................Men’s Soccer Stephanie Shupe................................................Women’s Swimming Hugh Simmonds...................................................... Men’s Swimming Caroline Szwed........................................................ Women’s Soccer J.T. Thomas...............................................................................Football Reed Williams...........................................................................Football All-EAGL Amy Bieski......................................................................... Gymnastics Nicole Roach.................................................................... Gymnastics Tina Maloney.................................................................... Gymnastics Chelsi Tabor...................................................................... Gymnastics All-GARC Brandi Eskew...................................................................................Rifle Michael Kulbacki............................................................................Rifle Andy Lamson..................................................................................Rifle Justin Pentz......................................................................................Rifle Tommy Santelli................................................................................Rifle Kyle Smith........................................................................................Rifle Bryant Wallizer.................................................................................Rifle Coaching Honors Jon Hammond......................................... GARC Coach of the Year

Athletics Senior Staff

Mike Parsons Deputy Director of Athletics

Garrett Ford Associate AD Student Services

Michael Fragale Assistant AD Communications

Brad Howe Assistant AD Marketing & Sales

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Terri Howes Associate AD Sports Development

Niles Eggleston Assistant AD Development

Patrick Hairston Assistant AD Compliance

Mike Kerin Assistant AD Football Operations


Athletics Year In Review The more things change, the more they stay the same. That certainly held true for West Virginia University Intercollegiate Athletics during the 2009-10 academic year. What stayed the same? Simply, it was WVU flexing its collective athletic muscles in the BIG EAST and on the national scene, yet again, in what continues to be the contemporary Golden Era. What changed? Simply, it was just changing the calendar to another year. Leading the way in what was yet another banner season for the department was the men’s basketball team’s school-record 31 wins, which saw the squad reach the NCAA Final Four for the second time in school history and win its first-ever BIG EAST championship. The team finished the year No. 3 in the final ESPN/ USA Today poll, defeated seven ranked teams, reached the “Sweet 16” for the fifth time in the last six NCAA Tournament appearances, and coach Bob Huggins won his 670th career game in the Elite 8 victory over Kentucky. Individually, Da’Sean Butler led the way for WVU, garnering John Wooden, Basketball Times and Associated Press All-America honors and was named the Lowe’s Senior CLASS award winner. Devin Ebanks, Kevin Jones and Joe Mazzulla also garnered postseason honors. Football posted a 9-4 record and a 5-2 BIG EAST mark, tying for second in the league. WVU posted its fifth-straight season of nine wins or more, played in its eighthstraight bowl game and sixth New Year’s Day Bowl in the decade when it played Florida State in the Gator Bowl. WVU finished No. 22/25 in the final polls, marking the fifth- straight season WVU has finished in the Associated Press’ Top 25. Quarterback Jarrett Brown became the first 2,000-yard passer since 1998, and Noel Devine rushed for 1,465 yards, marking the 13th season out of the last 14 years where a Mountaineer eclipsed the 1,000 yard mark. Ten Mountaineers earned all-BIG EAST honors, while Reed Williams, a two-time Academic All-American, was named the BIG EAST Scholar Athlete of the

Year and a National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete. West Virginia is the only school in the country during the last six years to win two BCS Bowl Games in football and make four Sweet 16 appearances in men’s basketball. Women’s basketball, also set a school record for most wins in a season (29), finished second in the BIG EAST with 13 wins and was the BIG EAST Championship runner-up for the second time in school history. WVU reached as high as No. 7 in both major polls, marking its highest ranking in school history, and advanced to the NCAA Tournament’s second round for the third time in the last four years. Liz Repella was named an ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA first team Academic All-American while Repella, Sarah Miles, Asya Bussie and Korinne Campbell were named all-BIG EAST. Coach Mike Carey was named BIG EAST co-Coach of the Year. Cross Country finished sixth at the NCAA Championships, marking the third-straight Top 10 national finish for the Mountaineers. Seniors Marie-Louise Asselin, Keri Bland and Clara Grandt earned All-America and all-BIG EAST honors and the squad was named an all-academic team by the USTFCCCA by showing the ninth-highest team GPA in the country,

which also marked the highest GPA of any of the Top 25 teams at nationals. The cross country success carried over to the indoor track season as the team posted a program-best fourth-place finish at the BIG EAST Championships and school-best 10th-place finish at the NCAA Championships. Junior Chelsea Carrier and Asselin won conference titles in the pentathlon and 5,000-meter race, respectively, while seven student-athletes were named All-Americans, headlined by Carrier, Asselin, Bland, Grandt, Kaylyn Christopher, Jessica O’Connell and April Rotilio. Outdoor track finished 16th at the NCAA Championships, marking the highest finish in program history. Four Mountaineers garnered All-America honors led by senior Asselin’s second-place showing in the 5,000-meter race. Senior Grandt finished fourth in the 10,000-meters, while classmates Karly Hamric and Bland finished sixth and ninth, respectively, in the 1,500 meters. Rifle, fresh off its 14th national championship in 2009, posted an 11-0 record in 2010, a third-place finish at nationals and was the GARC regular season and postseason champions. Seven shooters earned 12 National Rifle Association All-America honors, while coach Jon Hammond was named the GARC Coach of the Year. Gymnastics qualified for its 27th regional,

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and the Mountaineers were hosts of the NCAA Southeast Regional, finishing fourth. On the year, WVU posted a 19-9 record and a 10-2 EAGL record. Four Mountaineers garnered all-EAGL honors headlined by junior Amy Bieski garnering five accolades, including two first-team honors. At Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium, the Mountaineer women’s soccer team qualified for its 10th-straight NCAA Tournament appearance with a 10-7-6 record, knocked off the highest-ranked opponent in school history with a 2-1 victory at No. 5 Penn State, and coach Nikki Izzo-Brown won her 200th career game in the 1-0 decision at Providence. Five Mountaineers garnered all-BIG EAST accolades, led by All-American Carolyn Blank’s all-BIG EAST first team recognition. The men’s soccer team advanced to the BIG EAST Tournament for the sixth straight season with a 7-5-6 mark, while four players earned all-BIG EAST honors. WVU defeated two ranked teams in 2010, including No. 3 USF at home, marking the highest ranked opponent defeated since knocking off No. 1 Connecticut in 2007. Goalkeeper Zach Johnson and defender Eric Schoenle led the team in individual honors.

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Kim Benda The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams had a combined 13 student-athletes garner all-BIG EAST accolades as both teams finished third at the BIG EAST Championships. Four swimmers earned honorable-mention AllAmerica honors. Volleyball boasted its best league finish in over a decade and posted a 17-13 overall mark. Junior Lauren Evans was named all-BIG EAST.

Women’s tennis finished the season 17-7, the most wins since 2004, and 7-3 in BIG EAST competition. The Mountaineers had a nine-match win-streak during the season and defeated BIG EAST-rival Pitt for the first time in three years. WVU was honored by the ITA as a 2009 all-academic team, and Stephanie LaFortune and Veronica Cardenas were named scholarathletes. Wrestling qualified three studentathletes for the NCAA Wrestling Championships. Four Mountaineers finished the season ranked in the nation’s Top 33 and three Mountaineers placed second in their respective weight classes at the EWL Championships. Rowing placed sixth at the BIG EAST Championship with 63 points as the Varsity 4+ boat of Amanda Hirsch, Kaitlyn Brownson, Kensie Phillips, Brittany Brooks and coxswain Anastasia DuPont won a bronze medal. Senior Kimberly Benda garnered first team all-BIG EAST accolades and was named a BIG EAST Institutional Female Scholar-Athlete. Baseball posted a 27-30 record, led by all-BIG EAST shortstop Jedd Gyorko, who finished his career as the school’s career leader in batting average (.404), doubles (73), extra base-hits (113) and is tied for the school record in home runs (35). Gyorko was selected 59th overall in the second round by the San Diego Padres in Major League Baseball’s first-year player draft.


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Media Information Media Services The West Virginia University sports communications office will be available throughout the entire 2010 women’s soccer season to accommodate any media requests. Following are some guidelines that should make it easy for media members to cover the West Virginia women’s soccer team. Any additional questions should be directed to women’s soccer contact/assistant sports publications director Tim Goodenow. Gameday Parking is free in the Shell Building parking lot, located next to the Mountaineer Track. Complete statistics are provided to all working media at halftime and postgame. Requested team members and coach Izzo-Brown will be available for interviews following a 15-minute grace period.

Game Services The sports communications staff will be at your service throughout the match. All working media will be provided with game programs, rosters, media guides and other pertinent information. Computer-generated statistics will be available at halftime and at the match’s conclusion. Press seating is located in the media booth of the Bill Maloney Press Box. Wireless internet access is available for working media members. Credentials Photographers and media members who wish to cover a match at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium should contact women’s soccer contact/assistant sports publications director Tim Goodenow, via email (tim.goodenow@mail.wvu.edu) or phone (304-293-2821), at least 24 hours in advance. Photographers may shoot along the sidelines of the field, excluding the team bench areas. On the endlines, photographers are permitted only in the area between the sidelines and the edges of the 18-yard box.

Directions to Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium From I-68 Take the Pierpont Road (mile marker 7) exit and follow signs toward the football stadium by heading West onto WV 857. At second traffic light, turn left (south) on US 119. Drive up a steep hill; the Morgantown airport will be on your left. Continue straight past several car dealerships and at the second light turn right onto WV 705. Turn left at the sixth traffic light onto Van Voorhis Road. The road becomes Patteson Drive when crossing University Avenue. Proceed up Patteson to the light at Jerry West Boulevard. Go straight at the light into the Coliseum parking lots. Turn right on to Gale Catlett Drive. Parking for soccer is available in the Shell Building lot. Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium is located below the Shell Building lot. From I-79 Take the Star City/WVU (mile marker 155) exit and follow signs to West Virginia University, heading south on US 19 and across the Star City Bridge. Proceed up Monongahela Boulevard past Texas Roadhouse. Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium is just ahead on the right. Parking is available in the Shell Building lot (next to Mountaineer Track). During the Week Any member of the media wishing to interview a player or member of the coaching staff during the week should contact West Virginia women’s soccer contact/ assistant sports publications director Tim Goodenow, via email (tim.goodenow@ mail.wvu.edu) or phone (304-293-2821), at least 24 hours in advance. Cell phone numbers will not be made available and all WVU student-athletes have been instructed to not conduct interviews without prior approval of the sports communications staff. Receiving Information Media members may receive WVU women’s soccer press releases, notes and more via email. To receive such press releases, game recaps and more, simply email your requests to tim.goodenow@mail. wvu.edu.

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MSNsportsNET.com MSNsportsNET.com is the place for media and fans to go for the latest on Mountaineer women’s soccer. In 2010, streamed audio and video broadcasts will be available on WVU’s official athletic website. Live stats are also available to keep track of every score and save. Game releases are made available in PDF format one day prior to gameday. Looking for information on any Mountaineer player or coach? It’s all on MSNsportsNET.com. Player and coaching staff bios are available at the click of a finger. Updated following each game, MSNsportsNET.com is your place to find the latest statistics for Mountaineer women’s soccer. Not only will you find this season’s stats, but you will also be able to find the WVU record book for some historical perspective. BIG EAST Media Services For the latest news about the BIG EAST Conference, visit the league’s website at www.bigeast.org. The site contains information on all BIG EAST schools, including individual pages for every school and every sport. The following information is updated daily:

- BIG EAST standings - Statistics for conference games and all games - Weekly award winners - Conference notebooks - Team-by-team statistics

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WVU Sports Communications Sports Information The West Virginia University sports communication office is located in the WVU Coliseum near the Red Gate. The main sports communications office is Room 107 with additional offices upstairs in Room 214C. Mailing Address Sports Communications Office West Virginia University P.O. Box 0877 Morgantown, WV 26507-0877 Overnight Shipping Address Sports Communications Office West Virginia University 107 Coliseum Monongahela Blvd. Morgantown, WV 26505 Phone Information Office: 304-293-2821 Fax: 304-293-4105 Press Box: 304-293-6480

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Women’s Soccer Contact Tim Goodenow Assistant Sports Publications Director e-mail: tim.goodenow@mail.wvu.edu WVU Sports Communications Staff Michael Fragale Assistant Athletic Director, Communications Bryan Messerly Sports Information Director Joe Swan Sports Publications Director John Antonik Director of New Media Mike Montoro Director of Football Communications Phil Caskey Associate Sports Information Director Lisa Ammons Business Manager Cheryl Maust Program Assistant Amy Prunty Program Assistant Julie Brown Graduate Assistant Kelly Tuckwiller Graduate Assistant Daniel Whitehead Graduate Assistant Tiffany Doolittle Student Assistant Grant Dovey Student Assistant

2010 WVU Women's Soccer Guide  

2010 WVU Women's Soccer Guide