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44 All-American Selections


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...Current Players on UConn ... “I chose UConn because I wanted to go to a school with a good academic standard and I wanted to play at a soccer school that was very competitive in the BIG EAST! Also, I loved the coaching staff and the girls on the team. When I first met them, they made me feel very welcomed and comfortable on campus. I also loved the UConn atmosphere once I was on campus, it was a great feeling. The reason I enjoy UConn is because the academic and athletic staff have been very friendly and helpful. My team is just a great group of players and I love playing with them.”

“Moving to the U.S. and studying and playing soccer was an option for me for many years. After some research about UConn, I realized that it might be the best school for me. The more I learned about it, the more convinced I was. During my visit to UConn, I was impressed by both its athletics and academics and finally knew that I wanted to join the program.”

- Linda Ruutu, 2012 Senior

- Devin Prendergast, 2012 Junior Devin prendergast “It has always been a dream of mine to attend UConn, not just because I grew up in the area, but also because most of my family members are UConn alumni. UConn is also one of the few schools that have the major that I would like to pursue, speech and language pathology. My love for UConn soccer and the academic programming offered makes UConn a perfect fit for me.”

-Riley Houle, 2012 Sophomore

Linda Ruutu

Danielle Dakin

Riley Houle

“When I was younger, I remember going to a UConn women’s soccer game and now I get to be a part of that. I chose UConn not only for its soccer reputation, but also for its competitive academics. I love the athletic atmosphere on campus. I couldn’t be happier with the group of athletes and coaches I get to play for.”

- Danielle Dakin, 2012 Senior

Karen Gurnon “Ever since I can remember I have been watching UConn soccer and the great tradition that goes along with it. It has always been a dream of mine to play on the Connecticut team. When given the chance to play for such a great program and coaching staff I knew this was the university for me. Along with the wonderful athletics, UConn is a nationally recognized academic university as well. This team has always run on tradition and we look forward to keeping that going this year. We have a very tight-knit group of players and I am looking forward to having great successes with this group.”

- Karen Gurnon, 2012 Senior

2012 UConn women’s soccer media guide


2012 UConn Women's Soccer Media Guide  
2012 UConn Women's Soccer Media Guide  

Information and the history of the UConn women's soccer program with biographies on the coaches and athletes