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University of Connecticut

2012 newcomers

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44 All-American Selections


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#21 Brianna Butler

#35 Monica Dahlgren

Midfield Freshman

Goalkeeper Freshman Danbury, Conn.

Rock Tavern, N.Y. Before UConn: Played on Washingtonville’s varsity team from 2006-2011 assisting the squad to four division titles and three section titles... Proved her versatility on the field as she was named Most Valuable Defender in 2009, Most Valuable Midfielder in 2010 and Most Valuable Forward in 2011... Was captain her senior year and was named to the All-State Second Team and All-Section Team en route to leading the team to Section and Division Championships... Was in the top ten percent of her class and a member of the National Honor Society... Earned Scholar All-American in 2011. Personal: Brianna Mary Butler… Born December 17, 1993… Daughter of Dennis and Lorraine Butler… Has one brother, Eric… A pre-teaching major. Butler on UConn: “I felt that UConn would be the perfect match for me because of its athletic reputation. From Lenny [Tsantiris] and the fellow coaches and staff to the teammates, I realized that I would fit in great with an awesome group of people, while at the same time helping the team to big accomplishments. I also knew from the moment I walked onto the campus that I would love the next four years of my life in the Husky environment.”

Before UConn: Four-year starter that was named New England All-Star and HVAL All-Star all four years... Led her team to the 2011 HVAL Championship and 2010 Runner-up en route to being named the Female Athlete of the Year... After being part of the Disney College Showcase U16 Runner-up squad, State Cup Champions in 2008 and 2010, and PDA Champions named Dahlgren as a Top 20 Keeper in America and Top 20 player in Connecticut. Personal: Monica Jean Dahlgren is the daughter of Kurt and Nancy Dahlgren… Born May 30, 1994… Has two brothers, Lars and Luke… a psychology major. Dahlgren On UConn: “I choose UConn because it is a great place to grow as a student, athlete and person. The competitiveness, focus, and not to mention overall niceness of the girls on the team shined above all things that the UConn women’s soccer team had to offer. I choose UConn because I wanted to play for a successful and driven team in college.” The coaching staff on Monica: “Monica will compete for a starting position in goal. She has a positive attitude and great upside and we are looking forward to watching her develop over the next 4 years.”

The coaching staff on Brianna: “Bri is one of the most competitive players I have seen in a while. She is a tremendously gifted natural athlete that can play anywhere on the field. Bri has the mentality and work ethic that we have been looking for and are confident that she will do very well at UConn.”

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