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University of Connecticut

2012 newcomers

1 4 B I G E A ST P l a y e r s o f t h e Y e a r


44 All-American Selections


8 2 A l l - B I G E A ST S e l e c t i o n s

#28 Stephanie Ribeiro

#4 Allison Saucier

Forward Freshman

Goalkeeper Freshman Rocky Hill, Conn.

Pawtucket, R.I. Before UConn: Four-year letterwinner out of Pawtucket, Rhode Island where she earned team MVP honors her junior and senior seasons at Cumberland High School... A captain her senior year, Ribeiro was a three-time All-State selection and earned All-New England. She ended her high school career with 105 goals.

Before UConn: Four-year letterwinner at Loomis Chaffee where she earned All-State recognition and was a Western New England All-Star in 2011-12… Captained the Pelicans in 2011-12 season… Led her team to hoist the Founders League Championship trophy in 2008, 2009 and 2011… Also assisted her squad in becoming New England Finalists in 2008, 2009 and 2011.

Personal: Stephanie is the daughter of Mario and Nela Ribeiro…a Business major…born June 10, 1994.

Personal: Allison Saucier is the daughter of Bob and Gail Saucier… Has one brother Bobby, and two sisters, Jacquelin and Jess… Born on June 23, 1994.

Ribeiro on UConn: “I felt UConn was for me after attending a one-day camp. The coaching staff and members of the team made me feel comfortable in their environment. Playing this type of high level college soccer has always been a dream of mine. Academically UConn is the perfect fit for me. I’m very excited to be a part of this program for the next four years.”

Saucier On UConn: “I chose to play soccer at UConn for the challenge. I knew that coming into the women’s soccer program would be stepping into one of the highest levels of soccer that you can play at as an athlete, and I wanted the opportunity to compete for a position at that level. I chose UConn because not only is it a strong level of play but also because the team is one of great players and friendly faces.”

The coaching staff on Stephanie: “Steph is a gifted soccer player who is very composed on the ball and outstanding with her back to the goal. She is a forward by nature and will find ways to help us win games by either scoring herself or involving others.”

The coaching staff on Allison: “Allison is athletic and brave and should help create a hardworking and competitive environment amongst the goalkeepers. She reads the game and communicates well and is a very good shot stopper. I look forward to working with her and watching her develop.”

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