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rrone Stadium he huskies J oseph J. Morrone Stadium, with its seating capacity of just under 4,500 and a natural grass playing surface, is one of the finest college soccer facilities in the nation. The natural grass playing surface measures 75 by 120 yards, the maximum dimensions for a collegiate soccer field. The stadium has undergone major improvements over the past several years. This new-look Stadium has been funded by both state monies and by private contributions through the UConn Friends of Soccer support organization. The latest part of the new-look to Morrone Stadium are its visual enhancements which provide recognition of historical team and individual achievements. These enhancements are panels that have been placed in each end zone as well as on the front side of the press box. Prior to the 2010 additions, Morrone Stadium’s last feature added was a full field lighting system, installed right before the 2000 soccer season. The addition of lights to Morrone Stadium was a tremendous boost to the soccer program. The facility is one of the top collegiate sites in the nation and the ability to play matches under the lights means the national-level soccer program has a national-level, state-of-the-art home surface, day and night. In addition, the matches played under the lights create an enjoyable atmosphere which can involve the entire soccer community and generate a positive effect on home game attendance. The enhancements over the years at Morrone Stadium include: a state-of-the-art scoreboard and message center; aluminum bleachers; replacement of the natural grass surface, with new grass and an irrigation and automatic watering system installed; and one of the top press boxes in the country. The fully enclosed and heated aluminum-sided press box measures 120 feet. It includes a 60-foot midsection for working media, rooms for television and home and visiting radio, an enclosed upper camera deck, and special hospitality areas for guests. Additionally, television monitors are positioned throughout the press box for viewing the game action below. On April 11, 1997, the University of Connecticut Board of Trustees approved the naming of the Connecticut Soccer Stadium as the Joseph J. Morrone Stadium. The naming of the stadium enables the Division of Athletics to recognize the significant contributions that Joe Morrone has made to the growth of soccer on all levels, but more specifically at the University of Connecticut. Coach Morrone retired as head coach of men’s soccer at Connecticut following the 1996 season. In 28 years directing the UConn program, Morrone compiled an overall record of 358-178-53, and in 39 years as a collegiate head soccer coach he compiled a 422-199-64 record, ranking him as one of only four collegiate soccer coaches with more than 400 career victories. In 1981, he led Connecticut to the NCAA Division I National Championship.

All-Time Home/Away Record Year 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993

Home 4-2-2 7-3-2 9-1-1 4-5-2 7-2-1 6-0-2 7-1-2 10-4-0 7-2-2 13-1-1 11-3-0 9-2-2 11-1-0 12-1-1 12-1-0 12-2-0 11-0-1 10-1-0 10-1-0

Away 3-5-0 3-4-0 2-6-1 2-3-3 5-3-1 3-5-1 5-1-0 5-2-0 4-3-0 7-2-0 6-1-0 7-3-0 5-3-0 6-1-1 6-1-0 7-1-0 7-2-1 6-0-0 4-3-1

Neutral 0-1-0 0-3-1 0-1-0 1-1-1 2-1-0 2-2-1 3-3-0 3-1-1 6-1-1 1-0-0 1-2-0 1-2-0 1-4-0 3-0-0 5-2-0 3-0-0 1-1-0 3-3-0 3-2-0

Year Home Away Neutral 1992 6-2-1 7-3-0 2-0-0 1991 9-3-0 6-2-0 1-0-0 1990 8-1-0 5-6-1 2-1-0 1989 8-2-1 6-1-1 0-0-0 1988 9-1-2 6-2-0 0-2-0 1987 13-1-2 3-3-1 0-1-0 1986 9-2-0 5-3-1 1-0-0 1985 8-2-0 6-2-0 0-1-0 1984 10-2-0 5-2-1 2-0-1 1983 9-0-0 7-0-0 3-2-1 1982 10-0-0 5-1-1 1-0-0 1981 11-2-0 5-1-1 1-0-0 1980 7-1-0 5-3-0 3-0-1 1979 6-2-0 3-3-1 0-1-0 Totals 295-54-25 167-81-17 55-38-8 UConn in Season Openers: 22-9-2 UConn in Home Openers: 25-6-2

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

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

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