University of Connecticut
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
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
Published on Aug 23, 2012