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TABLE OF CONTENTS WVU WOMENS SOCCER

2-3...............................................A Championship Program 4-5................................................................. NCAA Success 6-7.................................................................All-Americans 8-9............................................... Mountaineers In The Pros 10-11...................................................BIG EAST Conference 12-13..........................................................In The Spotlight 14-15...........................................Gameday In Morgantown 16-17..........................................Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium 18-19.......................................................Dreamswork Field 20-21............................................. Caperton Indoor Facility 22-23......................................... Strength and Conditioning 24-25......................................................... Athletic Training 26-27............................... Mountaineers In The Community 28-29.................................................Mountaineers Abroad 30-31.................................................. Mountaineer Alumni 32-35............................................Student-Athlete Services 36-39................................................................Campus Life 40-42............................................. Mountaineer Excellence

COACHING STAFF

44........................................Nikki Izzo-Brown - Head Coach 48....................................................... Coaching Philosophy 50..............................................Lisa Stoia - Assistant Coach 51...................................... Marisa Kanela - Assistant Coach 52...................................................................Support Staff

65..................... Mallory Smith 66.....................Caroline Szwed 67...........................Emily Dillon 68...............................Katie Lenz 69.............................. Sara Keane 70..............................Frances Silva 71............................Kara Blosser, Erin Brown, Kendall Bush 72.......................Ali Connelly, Jessica Crowder, Sam Molina 73........Kristene Mumby, Katie Osterman, Megan Robinson 74.............Ashley Ramsey, Kate Schwindel, Annalika Steyn

2011 PREVIEW

76........................................................Preseason Notebook 78................................................. 1-On-1 With Izzo-Brown 80......................................................................... Schedule

OPPONENT INFORMATION

82...........................................Virginia, Purdue, Penn State, George Mason, Ohio State, Marshall, High Point 83.............................................USF, Marquette, Seton Hall, Rutgers, Georgetown, Villanova, St. John’s 84...................................................... Syracuse, Providence, Connecticut, Pitt, BIG EAST, NCAA

2010 REVIEW

86...................................................... Postseason Notebook 88......................................................... Individual Statistics 89.................................................................Team Statistics 90.................................................................Season Results

RECORD BOOK

92....................................................A Blueprint For Success 94.................................................................Match Records 96................................................................Season Records 98.................................................................Career Records 99...........................................................Individual Records 100................................................Top Yearly Performances 101................................................................ Team Records 102.................................................................Class Records 104.........................................................Dick Dlesk Records 105......................................................Year-By-Year Results 105.........................................................Opponent Records 106...........................................................Academic Honors 107..............................................................Athletic Honors 109................. Regulation, Overtime, PK and Misc. Records 110................................................................All-Americans 114............................................Professional Mountaineers 115............................................................... Series Records 116..............................................................All-Time Scores 120..................................................All-Time Letterwinners 122.............................................All-Time Numerical Roster

WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY

124.....................................President Dr. James P. Clements 125.....................................Director of Athletics Oliver Luck 126.....................................................Athletics Senior Staff 127....................................................... WVU Head Coaches 128........................................................... Athletic Facilities

MEDIA INFORMATION

130........................................................ Media Information 132........................................WVU Sports Communications

MOUNTAINEER PROFILES

54............................................................................ Rosters 55....................................................................Photo Roster 56..................................................................Drea Barklage 57............................................................. Morgan Betscher 58................................................................Chelsey Corroto 59.............................................................. Erica Henderson 60.................................................................Meghan Lewis 61..................................................................... Blake Miller 62..................................................... Nicollette DeLaurentis 63...................................................................Bry McCarthy 64...................................................................Bri Rodriguez

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Credits: The 2011 West Virginia University women’s soccer guide has been published by the WVU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Managing Editor: Joe Swan Editor: Tim Goodenow Author: Tim Goodenow Page Layout & Cover Design: BlaineTurner Advertising, Inc., Tim Goodenow Photographers: All-Pro Photography by Dale Sparks, Bill Barrett, Bob Beverly, John Bright, M.G. Ellis, Pete Emerson, Dan Friend, Jeff Geissler, Tim Goodenow, David Green, Mike Hardy, Julia Lucas, Dan Nagy, Brian Persinger, Steve Prunty, Chuck Scheer, Steve Smith, Martin Valent, WVU Athletic Archives, WVU Photographic Services, Alison Toffle, David Zicherman. Contributors: Lisa Ammons, Julie Brown, Grant Dovey, Michael Fragale, Mickey Glowackey, Katie Kane, Brian Kuppelweiser, Cheryl Maust, Shannon McNamara, Bryan Messerly, Mike Montoro, Amy Prunty, John Riedesel, Daniel Whitehead. © 2011West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics The indicia depicted are registered trademarks of West Virginia University. West Virginia University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.

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A CHAMPIONSHIP PROGRAM In 15 seasons as the head women’s soccer coach at West Virginia University, Nikki Izzo-Brown has undoubtedly crafted a winner. Not once in her coaching tenure has she had a losing season, and she enters 2011 coming off the school’s 11th-consecutive NCAA appearance – the ninth-longest streak in the nation. WVU, which has defeated a Top 10 opponent in five of its last six seasons, combines a blue-collar work ethic with pride and sacrifice. It mixes an ounce of competitiveness with a dash of mental toughness, and the end result is a perfectly blended team chemistry evident every time the Mountaineers take the field. Hard work is expected – on the field, in the classroom, in whatever aspect of daily life a woman’s soccer player encounters. Giving 110 percent on a consistent basis helps mold individuals who are committed to being well-rounded, successful women. Izzo-Brown demands fortitude in every aspect of life whether it be in the weight room, on the soccer field or in the classroom. A competitive spirit is defined as wanting to win daily, and winning extends far beyond the grass of Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium.


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NCAA SUCCESS Excellence and consistency are nothing new to the West Virginia women’s soccer program. Coach Nikki Izzo-Brown has built a one-time infant program into one of the nation’s elite. Establishing stability has been a trademark of Izzo-Brown’s time with the Mountaineers. WVU enters the 2011 season having made an appearance in each of the last 11 NCAA tournaments, the country’s ninth-best streak. In fact, the Mountaineers are one of only two BIG EAST programs to compete in every NCAA tournament since 2000.


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ALL-AMERICANS West Virginia and coach Nikki Izzo-Brown has produced 14 All-America selections since 2000. IzzoBrown continues to maximize the potential of each student-athlete when they agree to work hard and give maximum effort that Mountaineer soccer requires.

Chrissie Abbott

Katie Barnes

> 2001 first team NCAA/adidas All-American > 2001 second team Soccer Buzz All-American > 2000 third team Soccer Buzz All-American

Deana Everrett

> 2006 third team Soccer Buzz All-American

Ashley Banks

> 2002 first team NSCAA/adidas All-American > 2002 first team Soccer Buzz All-American > 2003 second team NSCAA/adidas All-American > 2003 second team Soccer Buzz All-American > 2002 Soccer America College MVP

> 2007 second team Soccer Buzz All-American > 2007 third team NSCAA/adidas All-American


Lisa Stoia

> 2003 first team NSCAA/adidas All-American > 2003 first team Soccer Buzz All-American > 2002 second team NSCAA/adidas All-American > 2002 second team Soccer Buzz All-American

Laura Kane

> 2004 third team NSCAA/adidas All-American

Greer Barnes Amanda Cicchini

> 2007 first team Soccer America College MVP > 2007 second team NSCAA/adidas All-American > 2007 third team Soccer Buzz All-American

> 2008 second team Soccer America MVP > 2008 second team Soccer Buzz All-American > 2008 third team NSCAA All-American > 2007 second team Soccer Buzz All-American > 2007 second team NSCAA/adidas All-American

Carolyn Blank

>2009 second team NSCAA All-American >2008 second team NSCAA All-American >2008 second team Soccer Buzz All-American

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MOUNTAINEERS IN THE PROS PROFESSIONAL RANKS

Katie Barnes

Rachel Kruze

Kim Bonilla

On Feb. 11, 2002, Katie Barnes became the first West Virginia women’s soccer player to be drafted by the Women’s United Soccer Association (WUSA) when she was selected in the second round as the ninth overall pick by the Carolina Courage. Barnes also spent time as a member of the San Jose CyberRays in the WUSA and as a member of the Cincinnati Ladyhawks in the United Soccer League.

Considered the most underrated player in WVU women’s soccer history, Rachel Kruze proved her doubters wrong when she was selected by the Philadelphia Charge in the 2003 WUSA Draft, making her the second WVU women’s soccer player to join the professional ranks.

Kim Bonilla, a four-year letterwinner and all-BIG EAST forward, continued her playing career after college with one season (2008) with Jersey Sky Blue in the United Soccer League and then continuing her career overseas, playing the 2008-09 season for Pitea IF Soccer Club, Sweden’s First Division Champions.

Lisa Stoia

Carolyn Blank

Kerri Butler

Megan Mischler

Midfielder Carolyn Blank was drafted in the fifth round of the 2010 WPS Draft by the St. Louis Athletica. Blank finished her first professional season with the Atlanta Beat before playing the 2011 season with Jersey Sky Blue.

Kerri Butler, a four-year letterwinner at goalkeeper and WVU’s career shutout leader, signed a professional contract with the Atlanta Beat of the WPS in February 2011. The Beat joined Women’s Professional Soccer as one of two expansion clubs in the 2010 season.

Three-time all-BIG EAST forward Megan Mischler earned a shortterm contract with the Boston Breakers of the WPS midway through the 2011 season. After an impressive debut with the Boston Aztec Breakers Reserves, Mishcler was called into WPS action during 2011 World Cup play.

Carolina Courage (WUSA) San Jose CyberRays (WUSA) Cincinnati Ladyhawks (USL W-League)

St. Louis Athletica (WPS) Boston Renegades (USL W-League) Former two-time BIG EAST Midfielder of the Year, Lisa Stoia was drafted in the seventh round, 48th overall, of the 2009 WPS Draft by the St. Louis Athletica. She also competed for two seasons as a midfielder with the Boston Renegades in the United Soccer League.

Philadelphia Charge (WUSA) IBV (Iceland) Rochester Rhinos (USL W-League)

Jersey Sky Blue FC (WPS) Atlanta Beat (WPS) St. Louis Athletica (WPS)

Pitea IF (Sweden) Jersey Sky Blue (USL W-League)

Atlanta Beat (WPS)

Laura Kane

Pitea IF (Sweden) FC Indiana (USL W-League) A third team All-American at WVU, forward Laura Kane played professionally in the U.S. and abroad following a stellar career with the Mountaineers. She played the 2008 season for Sweden’s First Division Champions Pitea IF after one season as a member of FC Indiana in the United Soccer League.

Boston Breakers (WPS)

Greer Barnes

Los Angeles Sol (WPS) Two-time All-America defender, Greer Barnes was drafted in the fourth round, 24th overall, of the 2009 WPS Draft by the Los Angeles Sol. The WPS is the first professional soccer league in North America since the Women’s United Soccer Association (WUSA) league that lasted for three years before folding in 2003.


WVU on the National Scene Chrissie Abbott. • U-21 National Team Pool (2003). • Trained with WUSA’s Philadelphia Charge and Carolina Courage (2003) Lana Bannerman. • Brazilian All-Stars (2004) Katie Barnes. • U-21 National Team (2001) . • National Team Pool (2005) Carolyn Blank. • U-15 National Team Pool (2003). • U-16 National Team (2004). • U-17 National Team Pool (2005). • U-20 National Team Pool (2008) Amanda Cicchini. • Canadian U-16 National Team Pool (2000). • Canadian U-17 National Team Pool (2001). • Canadian U-18 National Team (2002). • Canadian U-19 National Team (2004). • Full Canadian National Team (2005). • Canadian U-20 National Team (2005, 2006) Natalie Cocchi. • Brazilian All-Stars (2004) Deana Everrett. • Canadian U17 National Team (2001). • Canadian U19 National Team (2003). • Canadian U-20 National Team Pool (2004) Laura Kane. • Brazilian All-Stars (2004). • U-21 National Team Pool (2005) Nicole Mailloux. • Canadian U-17 National Team (2005). • Canadian U-18 National Team (2006). • Canadian U-20 National Team Pool (2008) Bry McCarthy. • Canadian U-15 National Team (2005). • Canadian U-17 World Cup Team (2006-08). • Canadian U-20 National Team (2009-10). • Canadian Full National Team (2010). • Canadian Full National Team (2011) Bri Rodriguez. • U-16 National Team Pool (2007). • U-17 National Team Pool (2008) Robin Rushton. • Canadian U-16 National Team (2003). • Canadian U-17 National Team (2004). • Canadian U-20 National Team (2005, 2006) Lisa Stoia. • U-21 National Team Pool (2003). • Trained with WUSA’s Philadelphia Charge and Carolina Courage (2003) Caroline Szwed. • Canadian U-16 National Team (2007). • Canadian U-17 National Team (2008). • Canadian U-20 National Pool (2009)

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BIG EAST CONFERENCE The 2011-12 academic year will be the 33rd in the history of The BIG EAST Conference as the unique consortium marches on competing at the highest level with integrity and sportsmanship. BIG EAST institutions reside in nine of the nation’s top 35 largest media markets, including New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Tampa, Pittsburgh, Hartford, Cincinnati and Milwaukee. With its newest members, BIG EAST markets contain almost one-fourth of all television households in the U.S. In November of 2010, TCU accepted an invitation for full membership into conference. The Horned Frogs will become the 17th conference member on July 1, 2012. Its athletic teams will begin competing in the BIG EAST in the 2012-13 academic year. The BIG EAST is the largest Division I women’s soccer conference in the nation. Its 16 members compete in a round-robin rotational 11-game conference schedule within two divisions of eight, utilizing travel partners for cross-over play, and Friday-Sunday scheduling. Each team plays seven opponents within its division and four opponents from the other division. A BIG EAST school has advanced to the College Cup 12 times in the past 16 years (since 1995). In addition, a BIG EAST squad has played for the women’s soccer national championship nine times in the last 14 seasons and claimed three national titles. Women’s soccer began at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta and the BIG EAST has had women’s soccer participants in every Olympics (1996, 2000, 2004, 2008).


The Mountaineers are the defending conference champions and have won two of the last four BIG EAST Championships.

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT Choosing to become a Mountaineer is special. Without a professional sports team in the state, folks across the state and throughout the region love West Virginia University athletics. No school helps its student-athletes more than the people at WVU. Mountaineers have the unique opportunity to represent themselves, their teammates and their university to news media, alumni, friends, family and the general public. Your interaction with these groups is also part of your educational process. If you take advantage of these opportunities, it can have a positive effect, not only on your career as a student-athlete at West Virginia, but also on your life after you have donned the Old Gold and Blue.


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GAMEDAY West Virginia women’s soccer has drawn 16 crowds better than 1,000 fans at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium in the last seven years, making it one of the most intimidating environments in all of college soccer. The stands at Dick Dlesk are buzzing with a boisterous student section that sits just feet away from the playing field. Fans throughout the state and the Mountaineer Maniacs come out to cheer on the Old Gold and Blue. Mountaineer fans pack the stands to be the extra man, knowing their voice makes a difference. They come early, they like to be heard and they stay until the final whistle blows. It’s the kind of noise that turns a home field into a home-field advantage and makes it difficult for visiting teams to come away with a result.

West Virginia students bring insane energy each time out


More than 3,000 fans attended WVU’s 2007 NCAA Elite Eight match

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DICK DLESK SOCCER STADIUM Completed in early August 2004, renovations to Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium (formerly the Mountaineer Soccer Complex) have made the home of men’s and women’s soccer at West Virginia University one of the nation’s finest facilities. The stadium itself, named in honor of a generous gift on behalf of Mr. Dlesk, is a two-level, 1,650-seat stadium that features grandstand bleachers, a spacious five-booth press box, an on-site locker room, restrooms and concession booths. For the first time in its history, the stadium served as the host venue for the 2007 BIG EAST Women’s Soccer Championships, a conference title won by the Mountaineers. This fall, the Mountaineers will host the 2011 conference tournament. In May 2010, the stadium’s sod was removed, and after the surface was laser-leveled to ensure better irrigation and production performance, natural grass was laid down, giving the field an iridescent, brand new look. An extensive drainage and irrigation system was already in place to prevent inclement weather from harming the playing surface. Bill Maloney Press Box was constructed when the stadium opened in 2004 for game operations, working media and hospitality. Wireless internet access is available for working media members who can follow the action in a climate-controlled environment. The original press box, located behind the team benches, is now used for TV talent and filming crews. In 2003 and 2007, Dick Dlesk also hosted third round NCAA action. In 2007, WVU hosted No. 8 seed USC, the eventual national champions, in front of a record crowd of 3,000.


“We are so fortunate to have the support from people like Dick and Rosalie Dlesk who kindly helped build one of the nation’s best soccer facilities. Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium is a venue that not only fans enjoy, but our players and coaches enjoy. The atmosphere at Dick Dlesk on weekends in the fall is something our players cherish.” – Coach Nikki Izzo-Brown

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DREAMSWORK FIELD Last fall, the Mountaineers stepped foot on their new state-of-the-art training facility called Dreamswork Field. The training site features the same custom, natural grass surface as the game field at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium. The women’s soccer-only practice facility features a 75-by-120 yard natural turf field. A complete water drainage and irrigation system exists on the new site. There is also additional space for goalkeeper drills and player warm-ups to avoid extensive use of the playing surface. Four towers outline the fields with lights that can illuminate game-field conditions. Completed this summer is the addition of a custom players locker room, coaches office suite, players lounge with kitchenette, athletic training room that includes a hydrotherapy pool, hall of honor, equipment and apparel room, and public restrooms.. This first-class soccer facility further demonstrates West Virginia University’s commitment to excellence in women’s soccer.


“This women’s soccer training facility provides our student-athletes with a first-class facility to maximize our time on the field, while eliminating scheduling conflicts and keeping our beautiful grass surface in top condition. It is l be one of the nicest training facilities in all of college soccer.” – Coach Nikki Izzo-Brown

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CAPERTON INDOOR FACILITY The Caperton Indoor Practice Facility provides a big plus for all of West Virginia’s student-athletes. It’s versatile in its uses and eases minds when it comes to bad weather. The indoor structure is equipped with a 90-yard FieldTurf playing surface with seven yards of safety zone surrounding the entire field. Total length of the facility from wall to wall is 105 yards, and the Mountaineers’ sparkling indoor facility exceeds 75,000 square feet of practice room. Locker rooms for male and female athletes are in the facility along with a fully equipped training room, restrooms, 4,500 square feet of storage and a facilities office. Skylights provide natural lighting in the building and it is equipped with camera platforms for filming. The back of the indoor facility provides easy access to WVU’s 170yard grass practice field. The modern structure, named in honor of former governor Gaston Caperton, gives West Virginia’s student-athletes a safe and secure practice home away from the inclement weather. The Caperton Indoor Facility gives West Virginia University yet another component in one of the finest and most complete women’s soccer complexes in the nation.


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STRENGTH & CONDITIONING WVU’s strength and conditioning staff ensures all student-athletes are on yearlong programs designed to continue improving the fitness capabilities needed in their sports. To keep athletes in peak physical condition, West Virginia offers a variety of training areas and an array of strength programs designed to increase performance. All student-athletes will also have their own program individually calculated and updated throughout the year. Equipped with excellent amenities and staffed by some of the finest strength coaches in the nation, athletes who come to West Virginia know that they are in good hands when it comes to their athletic capacity. The main training area focuses for the women’s soccer team are anaerobic conditioning, aerobic conditioning, total body power and explosiveness, agility and quickness, speed, core strength, neural recruitment, balance and proprioception. The lifting portion of the soccer routine is used to improve overall strength, power and explosion. This is accomplished through cycled periodization of Olympic lifts, conventional weight lifting techniques, plyometrics, core, injury prevention exercises, agility and speed work. Each athlete is educated on correct dietary habits and essential vitamins and minerals necessary to be an elite athlete. The athletes have the opportunity to meet with nutritionists, go on guided grocery store tours and receive diets designed specifically for them.


“Playing soccer at the highest level requires individuals to be in the best physical shape. The strength and conditioning staff here at West Virginia settles for nothing less than pushing student-athletes to be elite, just as our team is striving to be one of the nation’s elite programs. We have professionals who constantly challenge our girls to be as fit as they possibly can be. With fitness comes a decrease in injury, and an increase in flexibility, speed, balance – all things needed to be an elite athlete.” – Coach Nikki Izzo-Brown

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ATHLETIC TRAINING The West Virginia athletic training program looks to get its student-athletes back on the field in a timely manner while providing quality health care for its student-athletes and coaches. The scope of the athletic training services encompass various domains which including injury recognition, treatment, rehabilitation, prevention, education, and counseling that will enable the athlete to maintain an optimal quality of life beyond the span of athletic competition. Multiple athletic training rooms are available for student-athletes furnished with the latest in technology and equipment. The athletic training staff will work in conjunction with the team physicians and athletic administration to assure the student-athletes receive quality care throughout their career at WVU.


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MOUNTAINEERS IN THE COMMUNITY Winning and working hard are important to the West Virginia University women’s soccer team. But becoming successful and positive role models on and off the field is just as significant to them. The Mountaineers give back to the Morgantown and surrounding communities every chance they get. WVU Soccer School of Excellence The Mountaineer players and coaching staff spend their time two nights a week in the winter months for hour-long sessions with youth of various age groups from Morgantown and the surrounding communities to help develop their soccer skills. Clinics The team regularly donates its time and soccer knowledge by hosting and teaching free soccer clinics for local children to learn the fundamentals of the sport. Along with strengthening the youngsters’ soccer skills, they also teach the participants the importance of good sportsmanship, courage, determination and hard work. West Virginia Youth Soccer Members of the West Virginia women’s soccer program are closely tied with developing the elite players in the state. The coaches and the players help to train the athletes involved with the state’s Olympic Development Program (ODP) as well coaching and training teams for the WV United Soccer Club. Service to the Community Members of the team also have donated time with handicapped and disabled athletes through programs like Stepping Stones and the Special Olympics. Women’s soccer players can be found visiting hospitals and speaking with patients at HealthSouth MountainView Rehab Hospital. West Virginia women’s soccer is also involved in Read Across America, a program where collegiate athletes read to elementary school students. Betty Puskar Breast Care Center Soccer Invitational For the past seven years, West Virginia women’s soccer has played host to a weekend of events to raise money and awareness for breast cancer research. In conjunction with the Betty Puskar Breast Care Center at WVU’s Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center, the Mountaineers play a spring exhibition game, as well as, a four-versus-four small-sided tournament for the local community. Teams in the small-sided tournament were made up of three players from the community and one member of the women’s soccer team. All of the money raised goes directly to the Betty Puskar Breast Cancer Fund at the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center. The WVU women’s soccer team has raised more than $72,000 over the past eight years to help fight breast cancer.


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MOUNTAINEERS ABROAD 2008 Billed as the trip of a lifetime, the West Virginia University women’s soccer team traveled to the Czech Republic and Italy for a 10-day spring break tour of Europe. The Mountaineers spent March 20-30, 2008, playing four games while exploring new cultures. The team also took in some sightseeing, which featured stops at some of the world’s most famous places – Prague Castle, Lesser Town, Old Town Square, Vatican City, the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Square and more. 2004 During spring break 2004, West Virginia University took advantage of the NCAA rule that permits international travel once every four years by taking a 10-day tour of central and north-central Italy. The Mountaineers played five matches, earning a 2-2-1 record. West Virginia faced tough competition ranging from the U-21 Italian National Team, to which the Mountaineers fell 1-0, to Como 2000, a professional club squad WVU beat 3-0. When the Mountaineers weren’t training for upcoming matches or playing highcaliber soccer, they were able to visit such Italian landmarks as the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Vatican, take a ride on a gondola in Venice and enjoy the beauty of the Italian countryside. 1999 The West Virginia women’s soccer team took its first foreign tour in the summer of 1999 by traveling to Brazil. The Mountaineers used the opportunity to showcase their infant program against some of the nation’s top professional teams. Among those competing against WVU were members of Brazil’s 1998 World Cup team. One of the places WVU called home during its trip to Brazil was the beautiful campus of the University of Sao Paulo. Sao Paulo, the most populous Brazilian state, is a city with many renowned landmarks. Although it was winter in Brazil, the weather cooperated enough to allow the team to play some futbol on the beaches of Guara Hara.


“The experience and knowledge gained from our international competitions have been instrumental in our development as a team and for our program. We were forced to adapt to many different styles and speeds of play. It was a tremendous soccer experience for everyone in our program. One of our goals was to learn more about our team and we accomplished just that.” – coach Nikki Izzo-Brown

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MOUNTAINEER ALUMNI “To have been a member of the WVU women’s soccer team was an opportunity of a lifetime. The program demands excellence as an athlete and more importantly as an individual. Led by coach Nikki Izzo-Brown and her coaching staff, the fierce competition, team training, and grueling conditioning sessions on top of academic responsibility…they prepared us not only for matches, but for life after graduation.”. -Maura Cirilli (2001-04) . “During my years at West Virginia University, I came to realize what many before me have understood – WVU is the best collegiate experience in the country. Playing soccer for Nikki and her staff was one of the best decisions I have ever made. They went above and beyond in utilizing every available resource to bring out the best in every individual who was willing to work hard. They maximized my talent as a soccer player and prepared me to succeed in the real world upon graduation. I have made lifelong friendships that form the basis for most of what makes the `Mountaineer Experience’ so valuable and rewarding. I continue to use the lessons I learned from my collegiate experience in every day life. I will always cherish my time as a Mountaineer.”. -Chrissie Abbott (2000-03) . “Being a student-athlete at West Virginia was one of the most rewarding decisions I have ever made. Through hard work and goal setting, we surpassed expectations and always believed in one another. The coaching staff pushed me to be the very best both in the classroom and on the field. I still consider my teammates family and have lasting friendships that go beyond the game. Being a Mountaineer impacted my life in ways I never would have imagined. I am truly grateful for the opportunity and will always cherish my time wearing the Old Gold and Blue.”. -Nikki (Garzon) Goodenow (1997-98) . “Attending WVU and meeting my coaches and teammates changed my life forever. Being on the women’s soccer team played a large role in who I am today. It tested my strength not only physically, but also mentally and emotionally. For my college years, the girls were my family. Proudly, we are still family today. I truthfully believe I am a better person for having West Virginia women’s soccer in my life.”. -Ann (Sorensen) Ross (1996-99)


“You will learn more lessons in four years at WVU than you will learn for many years to come. These lessons learned cannot be taught in any classroom, but can only be experienced as a player in the women’s soccer program. I learned how to overcome weaknesses, both mentally and physically. As a co-captain who only started one game and scored only one goal (it was an awesome goal), I learned how to be an effective leader and influence those around me through hard work. Nikki Izzo-Brown is the glue of this program and she will cheer for you through the best of times, but she’ll cheer even louder through the bad times. I cannot thank her enough for encouraging me and sticking with me throughout my Mountaineer career.” -Shawna Toth (1999-2002)

“I chose to play soccer at WVU because of my aspiration to be a part of one of the most competitive programs in the country. Coach Nikki Izzo-Brown and her staff built an infant program into a top 10 power. The coaching staff’s charisma, tireless work ethic and captivating motivational speeches, combined with their demand for excellence, have generated widespread notoriety for their program among the college soccer scene and Mountaineer fans alike. My experiences as a West Virginia women’s soccer player has instilled in me the desire to succeed and be a leader in all of my life endeavors.” -Cathy Abel (2003-06)

“My experience playing women’s soccer at West Virginia University was one that is very memorable and inspiring. As a member of the inaugural team, I look back and treasure the challenges I faced and the amazing opportunities throughout my four years. Not only was I able to capitalize on my skills at a high level of competition, I also learned a lot about myself from the leadership of coach Nikki Izzo-Brown. Overall, my experience is one I refer back to frequently in my everyday life as I continue on as a physical educator and soccer coach. I am absolutely proud to be a Mountaineer.” -Rena (Lippa) Lindsay (1996-98)

“Making the decision to attend WVU was the easiest choice I’ve ever had to make. From the moment I stepped on campus, it felt like home. The university embraces all that is WVU, from academics to athletics. The soccer team was beginning to build a tradition of strength, integrity and pride, and I knew everything Coach Izzo-Brown reflected on her players was the type of player I wanted to be. Not only does the WVU program instill the values of a strong soccer player, it also builds the foundation to a successful future outside of the collegiate athletics. To look back at my WVU career and know I played at the highest level I could is the most gratifying feeling a player could ever wish for. I miss my days at WVU, and will forever cherish the memories of the being a member of the women’s soccer program.” -Laura Finley (2000-03)

“My career at West Virginia University was something far more than I had expected. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to play right away as a freshman and help be a part of something special for years to come. The coaching staff during my career played a large part in the success I was able to achieve. The life lessons that were taught through the game of soccer, both on and off the field, will forever be the foundation that made me the player I was, and the person I am today.” -Katie Barnes (1998-2001)

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STUDENT-ATHLETE SUPPORT West Virginia University offers a variety of services and programs to help student-athletes maximize their academic potential. Department staff members work with coaches, on campus student service providers and faculty to help student-athletes meet the unique demands of the classroom, the sporting arena and the personal-social challenges they face as developing adults. While many of the headlines center on the Mountaineers’ accomplishments on the playing field, West Virginia athletes have also made some noteworthy strides in the classroom. Some of those strides include a string of eight consecutive years where the department has had at least one first team Academic All-American. To help its student athletes achieve academic success, one of the nation’s finest facilities resides in the WVU Coliseum – The Athletic Academic Performance Center. Coliseum Academic Performance Center – WVU Coliseum • 8,000-square foot facility providing individual and group study areas • State-of-the-art computer labs • Provides a quiet atmosphere and is open six days a week • The latest in fingerprint technology used when signing in • Center can be utilized around the student-athlete’s schedule • Center cost $1.3 million and opened in October of 2007. • Facility gift was provided by former Mountaineer great Jerry West and his wife Karen and the Robbins family. WVU’s Academic Support Services Provides • Team educational counselors • Tutoring services • Priority registration for student-athletes • Post-eligibility assistance Tutoring Service Facts • Over 75 tutors provide student-athletes with assistance in their classes. • Upperclassmen, graduate students and community members serve as tutors in their area of specialty. • Tutoring services are provided for all student-athletes regardless of scholarship status. NCAA Certification West Virginia University received unconditional recertification in April 2010 from the NCAA Division I Committee on Athletics Certification, recognizing that the University’s athletic program is in “substantial conformity with operating principles” adopted by Division I schools. The purpose of athletics certification is to ensure integrity in the institution’s athletics program and to assist institutions in improving their athletics departments, the NCAA said.


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STUDENT-ATHLETE SUPPORT Graduation Rates West Virginia University’s graduation rate for student-athletes has been impressive, to say the least, over the past seven years. The ratio of student-athletes graduating to the general student body has increased almost every year. The graduation rate for student-athletes is based upon the number of students who entered the University receiving athletic scholarship aid in a given academic year, and their progress over six years. The most recent figures are based upon the progress of student-athletes who entered WVU during 2002-03. APR The West Virginia University women’s soccer team, men’s basketball team and women’s cross country team received public recognition in the spring of 2010 by the NCAA for their latest multiyear Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores. These teams posted multiyear APRs in the top 10 percent of all squads in each sport. Each year, the NCAA honors selected Division I sports teams by publicly recognizing their latest multiyear APR. The APR provides a real-time look at a team’s academic success each semester by tracking the academic progress of each student-athlete on scholarship. The APR accounts for eligibility, retention and graduation and provides a measure of each team’s academic performance. Student Athlete Advisory Committee The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) provides a forum for the “voice of the student-athlete” on WVU’s campus. SAAC membership provides feedback to administration about how to better WVU athletic programs. They offer input on the rules, regulations and policies that affect student-athletes’ lives on NCAA member institution campuses. CHAMPS/Life Skills The many challenges that today’s college student-athletes face, both on and off the playing field, are unmatched in the history of higher education. Unfortunately, many students are not well prepared to face these challenges or encounter life issues that undermine health and success in college. To prepare student-athletes for the demands of college life and beyond, the NCAA developed the CHAMPS (Challenging Athletes Minds for Personal Success)/Life Skills program. In the spring of 1995, the West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics initiated its own CHAMPS/Life Skills program. WVU was one of only 170 schools selected by the NCAA to participate in their national pilot program. Five programming “commitment” areas viewed as critical to personal growth are part of WVU’s model. They are: 1) academic excellence, 2) personal development, 3) career development, 4) athletic excellence and 5) community service.


For the fifth straight season, at least one Mountaineer women’s soccer player was named NSCAA scholar all-region.

“West Virginia University is an amazing educational institution that allows our student-athletes the ability to pick from many different majors in a wide arrange of nationally ranked programs. When our student-athletes graduate, their degrees matter. Attending West Virginia not only prepares our student-athletes to survive in the real world, it prepares them to be successful in the real world.” –Coach Nikki Izzo-Brown

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CAMPUS LIFE Virginia University is a leading 21st century land-grant institution that is improving people’s lives through teaching, ð West discovery and outreach. WVU colleges and schools offer 193 degree programs from the bachelor’s through the doctoral and first-professional ð 13levels.

ð WVU students receive $317 million annually in grants, loans, work study, fee waivers and scholarships. campus offers one of the nation’s safest college environments — Reader’s Digest ranked it 18th among 135 U.S. ð WVU’s colleges and universities and gave WVU an A for its strong commitment to safety. American institute for Economic Research named Morgantown one of America’s “Best College Towns.” Kiplinger’s ð The Personal Finance magazine listed the city 29th among “50 Smart Places to Live.” and job opportunities were among the factors Men’s Journal magazine cited in naming Morgantown the ð Recreational nation’s third-best small city. Sporting News named Morgantown one of its “Best Sports Cities.” Careerbuilder.com ranked the city as one of the “25 Best Cities to Find a Job.” main Morgantown location includes three distinct campuses—Downtown, Evansdale and the Health Sciences ð WVU’s campus .The Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system — named top people-mover in the nation - has shuttled people among the campuses since the U.S. Department of Transportation built it 30 years ago. Student Recreation Center offers a six-lane lap pool and a leisure pool; a 20-person whirlpool; seven courts for ð The basketball, volleyball, and badminton; fitness machines and free weights covering 17,000 square feet; and a 50-foot climbing wall.

ð WVU has produced 25 Rhodes Scholars, more than any other school in the BIG EAST Conference. FBI chose WVU as its national leader for biometrics research. WVU is the academic arm of the FBI’s Biometric Center of ð The Excellence. WVU School of Medicine’s Rural Medicine Program is ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s top ð The 10 graduate programs in the field. More than two dozen WVU graduate programs are ranked by the publication as among the nation’s best.


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CAMPUS LIFE WVU: A Brief Profile WVU is one of only 11 schools in the country that are land-grant, doctoral research universities with a comprehensive medical school. Students: WVU’s main campus fall 2010 enrollment was 29,306. Alumni: The new Erickson Alumni Center is a gathering place for WVU’s more than 175,000 alumni worldwide. Degree Programs: WVU offers 193 bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and professional degree programs. Division Campuses: Potomac State College of WVU; WVU Institute of Technology Health Sciences Center Divisions: Charleston Division, Health Sciences Center, Charleston, W.Va.; Eastern Division, Health Sciences Center, Martinsburg, W.Va. Major Academic Divisions: Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Design, Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business and Economics, College of Creative Arts, School of Dentistry, College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, Honors College, College of Human Resources and Education, Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism, College of Law, School of Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Pharmacy, College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, Potomac State College of WVU, WVU Institute of Technology Visitors Resource Center: Located on the Morgantown Waterfront, the Visitors Resource Center features unique, cutting-edge displays and traditional West Virginia hospitality. Operating hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. (closed Sundays and most University holidays). Guided tours with friendly knowledgeable student guides M-F at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. and Sat. at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., except home football Saturdays. Phone: 304-293-3489. Visit: http://visit.wvu.edu Admission Information: Information is available from the Office of Admissions and Records, PO Box 6090, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506-6090; or call 304-293-2121 or visit WVU on the web: http://www.wvu.edu; E-mail: go2wvu@mail. wvu.edu Mountaineer Parents Club Helpline: Receive information or share comments by calling 1-800-WVU-0096. Someone will respond within one business day if possible.


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WVU ATHLETICS 2010-11 BY THE NUMBERS Team Record Baseball: 28-27 Cross Country: 5th place at BIG EAST Championships & 5th place at NCAA Regionals Men’s Basketball: 21-12, 11-7 BIG EAST (NCAA 3rd Round) Women’s Basketball: 24-10, 8-8 BIG EAST (NCAA 2nd Round) Football: 9-3, 5-2 BIG EAST (Share of regular-season conference title) (Champs Sports Bowl Game) Gymnastics: 13-10, 10-4 EAGL (6th place at NCAA Regionals) Rowing: 7th BIG EAST Men’s Soccer: 11-8-2, 5-4-0 BIG EAST (NCAA 2nd Round) Women’s Soccer: 18-5-1, 9-1-1 BIG EAST (BIG EAST Champions) (NCAA Sweet 16) Men’s Swimming and Diving: 4-2, 4th BIG EAST (3 NCAA qualifiers) Women’s Swimming and Diving: 2-7, 3rd BIG EAST (1 NCAA qualifier) Women’s Tennis: 8-14 Rifle: 11-2, 5-1 GARC (2nd NCAA); GARC Postseason Champions (NCAA Air Rifle Champions) Ranked No. 1 all season; Nicco Campriani was the NCAA Air Rifle Champion Women’s Track: Indoor: 5th BIG EAST, 18th NCAA; Outdoor: 2nd BIG EAST, 20th NCAA Volleyball: 15-15, 5-9 BIG EAST Wrestling: 9-6, 4-2 EWL, 5 NCAA qualifiers NCAA Individual Champions Nicco Campriani, NCAA Air Rifle First Team All-Americans Keri Bland, Indoor Track, NCAA Nicco Campriani, Rifle, National Rifle Association (NRA) (smallbore and air rifle) Chelsea Carrier, Indoor Track, NCAA Chelsea Carrier, Outdoor Track, NCAA John Flowers, 2011 Lefty Driesell Defensive All-America Team Kaitlyn Gillespie, Cross Country, UATFCCCA Kate Harrison, Outdoor Track, NCAA Robert Sands, Football, Sporting News Rachel Viglianco, Rowing, National Strength and Conditioning Association Petra Zublasing, Rifle, National Rifle Association (NRA) (air rifle)


Team Champions Women’s Soccer, BIG EAST BIG EAST Champions Rachael Burnett, Women’s Swimming (500 Free, 400 IM) Taylor Camp, Men’s Swimming (100 Fly) Chelsea Carrier, Women’s Indoor Track (pentathlon, 60m hurdles), . Women’s Outdoor Track (long jump, 100m, 400m hurdles) Kate Harrison, Women’s Outdoor Track (10,000-meter run) Mandie Nugent, Women’s Swimming (200 Fly) Jessica O’Connell, Women’s Indoor Track (3,000m) April Rotilio, Women’s Outdoor Track (400-meter dash) EAGL Champions Amy Bieski, Gymnastics (uneven bars) GARC Champions Nicco Campriani, Rifle (air rifle, smallbore, & combined score) BIG EAST Individual Awards Racheal Burnett, Women’s Swimming, 2011 co-BIG EAST Women’s Most Outstanding Swimmer Kerri Butler, Women’s Soccer, 2010 BIG EAST Championship Most Outstanding Defensive Player Kerri Butler, Women’s Soccer, 2010 BIG EAST Championship All-Tournament team Chelsea Carrier, Women’s Track, 2011 BIG EAST Indoor Most Outstanding Field Athlete Chelsea Carrier, Women’s Track, 2011 BIG EAST Outdoor Most Outstanding Track. Performer of the Meet Meghan Lewis, Women’s Soccer, 2010 BIG EAST Championship Most Outstanding. Offensive Player Meghan Lewis, Women’s Soccer, 2010 BIG EAST Championship All-Tournament team Bry McCarthy, Women’s Soccer, 2010 BIG EAST Championship All-Tournament Team Blake Miller, Women’s Soccer, 2010 BIG EAST Championship All-Tournament Team Megan Mischler, Women’s Soccer, 2010 BIG EAST Championship All-Tournament Team Mandie Nugent, Women’s Swimming, 2011 co-BIG EAST Women’s Most Outstanding Swimmer Liz Repella, Women’s Basketball, 2010-11 BIG EAST ScholarAthlete Sport Excellence Award Frances Silva, Women’s Soccer, BIG EAST all-Rookie Team Rachel Viglianco, Rowing, 2010-11 BIG EAST ScholarAthlete Sport Excellence Award BIG EAST Women’s Staff of the Year, Women’s Outdoor Track

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WVU ATHLETICS 2010-11 BY THE NUMBERS Major Awards Amy Bieski, Gymnastics, EAGL Gymnast of the Year Amy Bieski, Gymnastics, EAGL Outstanding Senior of the Year Nicco Campriani, Rifle, GARC Shooter of the Year Nicco Campriani, Rifle, GARC Senior of the Year Nicco Campriani, Rifle, GARC Scholar-Athlete Liz Repella, Women’s Basketball, Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award Finalist Red Brown Cup Award Nicco Campriani, Rifle Liz Repella, Women’s Basketball Fred Schaus Captain’s Award Keri Bland, Track and Field Chris Neild, Football


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Nikki Izzo-Brown

[ head coach • 16th season • rochester, ‘92 ]

IZZO-BROWN FILE Date of Birth: May 4 Hometown: Rochester, N.Y. Alma Mater: University of Rochester 1989-92 Year at WVU: 16th Record at WVU: 207-82-32 Overall Record: 220-87-32 Coaching Career: West Virginia Wesleyan, assistant coach, 1993; West Virginia Wesleyan, head coach, 1994; West Virginia University, 1996 present Playing Career: University of Rochester, 1989-92 (defender)

Entering her 16th season as the only coach in Mountaineer women’s soccer history, Nikki IzzoBrown has built a one-time infant program into one of the nation’s elite. In her previous 15 seasons, Izzo-Brown has coached nine players who went on to play professionally, 14 All-Americans, 10 Academic AllAmericans and nine BIG EAST Players of the Year. The Mountaineers enter the 2011 season having made an appearance in each of the last 11 NCAA tournaments, the country’s ninth-longest streak. To date, Izzo-Brown has led the Mountaineers to an impressive 207-82-32 overall record and an 82-39-17 BIG EAST mark that includes four regular season divisional titles and two tournament championships. Women’s soccer is the first WVU program to win multiple BIG EAST tournament titles. Izzo-Brown’s teams have been a consistent force in the national rankings, including a ranking of No. 7 in Soccer America’s final 2010 poll. West Virginia has defeated a Top 10 opponent in five of its last six seasons. Entering the 2011 season, she ranks 21st alltime among active NCAA Division I coaches with a .696 winning percentage (includes one year at West Virginia Wesleyan). Izzo-Brown has never had a losing season as head coach and has led WVU to 11 straight 10-plus win seasons. 2010 It was a record-breaking season for the women’s soccer program in 2010 as the team won its second BIG EAST Championship while advancing to the NCAA “Sweet 16.” WVU had its school record 14-match win streak end in the NCAA tournament against College Cup participant Boston College, giving the Mountaineers a final record of 18-5-1. The 18 victories tied the 2002 and 2007 teams for most wins in program history. The 1,688 fans at the NCAA first round match against Morehead State marked the second-

largest crowd at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium for a women’s soccer match. WVU’s 1-0 win over fifth-ranked Virginia matched the highest ranked opponent defeated in school history, and the team’s 3-0 shutout against Georgetown marked the program’s 200th win. Midfielder Bri Rodriguez was named first team all-BIG EAST, giving WVU a midfielder on the league’s first team in each of the last five seasons and eight of the last nine. West Virginia totaled 45 goals after scoring a program-low 22 in 2009. Three players had multigoal games in 2010 – forwards Megan Mischler and Blake Miller, and Rodriguez. WVU’s defense set the single-season record for shutouts at 14, while goalkeeper Kerri Butler set the single-season record for shutouts (14) and goalkeeper minutes played (2201:51). She also broke the school record for career shutouts, finishing with 44. 2005-09 From 2005-2009, the program reached new heights with consecutive NCAA appearances in every season and won its first BIG EAST Championship. Izzo-Brown was named NSCAA/adidas and Soccer Buzz Mid-Atlantic Regional Coach of the Year in 2007 as WVU was ranked every week throughout the season and tied a school record for wins (18). The 2007 squad advanced to the program’s first NCAA Elite Eight while establishing an attendance record with more than 3,000 fans for the NCAA Elite Eight contest with USC. Three players earned All-America status and six were named all-BIG EAST. Forward Ashley Banks added to Izzo-Brown’s collection of major award winners as the 2007 BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year and a Hermann Trophy finalist. WVU won BIG EAST division titles in three straight seasons (2006-08) and at least one Mountaineer earned All-America honors from 2006-09. Carolyn Blank added the title of BIG

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Nikki Izzo-Brown

[ head coach • 16th season • rochester, ‘92 ] EAST Midfielder of the Year to her resume in 2008, a team that tied the school record for fewest losses in a season with three defeats. Five seasons ago, Izzo-Brown took her high-powered offense to the 2006 NCAA tournament as WVU scored a school-record 55 goals in 21 games. Forward Deana Everrett had a breakout sophomore season to earn third team All-America honors from Soccer Buzz. The 2006 Mountaineers also displayed a stingy defense that shutout 13 opponents over the course of the season, including eight BIG EAST foes. 2000-04 Led by All-Americans Chrissie Abbott and Lisa Stoia, the 2003 Mountaineers made history, going 17-4-2 to give West Virginia its first NCAA “Sweet 16” appearance. The senior-led squad logged nine straight wins at one point during the season and had its first-ever Hermann Trophy nominee in Abbott, who graduated as WVU’s all-time leader in goals scored, points and shots, while Stoia established the school’s all-time assist record. Izzo-Brown directed West Virginia to an 18-3-1 record, the most wins in school history, and the program’s first BIG EAST division title in 2002. The Mountaineers also received their thirdconsecutive invitation to the NCAA tournament after putting together an 18-match unbeaten streak. Abbott was named BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year and a first team All-American, while Stoia earned BIG EAST Midfielder of the Year honors. Izzo-Brown was named BIG EAST and regional coach of the year. A youthful Mountaineer squad played to a fifth straight 15-win season in 2004 and saw Izzo-Brown’s fourth All-American develop as forward Laura Kane earned the nod from the NSCAA after an eight-goal, nine-assist senior season. West Virginia was nationally ranked for the first time in 2000, a regional coach of the year season for Izzo-Brown’s first-ever NCAA tournament team. Four team members landed spots on BIG EAST all-conference teams, including BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year Katie Barnes and co-BIG EAST Rookie of the Year Stoia. In that season, Barnes became WVU’s first All-American. The Early Years Izzo-Brown accepted perhaps her greatest challenge on Aug. 3, 1995, when then-WVU Director of Athletics Ed Pastilong named her the first head coach of West Virginia’s women’s soccer program. In WVU’s inaugural season, Izzo-Brown led a young team to an amazing 10-7-2 record and a 4-4-1 BIG EAST mark. WVU finished fifth in the conference, surprising BIG EAST coaches, whose preseason prediction picked the fledgling Mountaineers to finish dead last. Soccer Buzz ranked West Virginia as the eighth-best “new program” in the nation. In addition, Izzo-Brown’s first season at WVU produced a BIG EAST all-Rookie team member in defender Stacey Sollmann. Only two years later, West Virginia made its first BIG EAST tournament berth on a team that won 11 matches in 1998. Stacey Adams was the program’s first BIG EAST Female Scholar Athlete of the Year winner and Sollmann earned second team all-region accolades.

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Izzo-Brown led the Mountaineers to an 11-6-2 record in 1997, and two years later, they finished 9-9-1. With trust, hard work and sacrifice, the foundation had been laid for a breakout season in 2000. Academic Success Graduation is a must for Izzo-Brown-coached players who are asked to challenge themselves academically while at WVU. Her teams consistently hold one of the program’s highest GPAs on campus with its serious commitment to academics. The women’s soccer team received public recognition in the spring of 2010 for the third year in a row by the NCAA for its latest multiyear Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores. The team posted a multiyear APR in the top 10 percent of all squads in each sport. The APR accounts for eligibility, retention and graduation and provides a measure of each team’s academic performance. Izzo-Brown has coached 10 Academic All-Americans, and the NSCAA honored her team in the fall of 2010 with its ninth consecutive NSCAA Team Academic Award for its work in the classroom. A total of 20 team members were named to the Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll in 2010. And for the fifth straight season, at least one Mountaineer was named NSCAA scholar all-region. Perhaps most impressive, at least one Mountaineer was named CoSIDA academic all-district in each of the past 10 seasons. Player Development With tremendous experience and knowledge of the game, Izzo-Brown has built a reputation for getting the most out of her student-athletes. The 16-year coach maximizes the performance of her players by providing opportunities to process information in multiple ways, in order to find success for each individual.

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[ head coach • 16th season • rochester, ‘93 ] Paving the way for the success of recent Mountaineers, Katie Barnes was the first women’s soccer player to be named an All-American, and captured two straight BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year awards. In all, Izzo-Brown has guided 14 players to All-America status and nine BIG EAST player of the year honors. Barnes was drafted with the first pick of the second round (ninth overall) of the 2002 Women’s United Soccer Association (WUSA) professional draft by the Carolina Courage. WVU was well-represented in the WUSA and added to its professional player development with the Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) league. Blank became the fifth Mountaineer to be drafted in 2010 when she was taken by the Saint Louis Athletica. This past summer, Izzo-Brown worked a second stint with USA Soccer as an assistant coach with the U-20 National Team. Izzo-Brown joined April Heinrichs, U.S. Soccer Technical Director, for a week of training as the U-20 team continues preparations for qualifying for the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.

Samantha, Joe, Grabriella, Nikki and Gracie Brown.

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Izzo-Brown also spent time after the 2007 season as an assistant coach with the U-20 National Team. She teamed with head coach Jill Ellis to identify candidates to represent the United States at the 2008 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup. During her coaching tenure, more than a dozen Mountaineers have participated in the national team scene, with Barnes being selected to the team that won the 2001 Nordic Cup. Most recently, current defender Bry McCarthy made a full National Team appearance in 2010 and is training for the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany. Prior To WVU As a player, Izzo-Brown attained All-America status at University of Rochester, where she was a four-year starter from 1989-92. During that span, Izzo-Brown helped the Yellowjackets to a 58-10-9 record and four straight NCAA tournament appearances. In 1991, as a junior, she led Rochester to a 16-4-2 mark and a spot in the NCAA championship game.


Nikki Izzo-Brown

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Teams Izzo-Brown Has Beaten As WVU Head Coach Arizona Auburn Binghamton Boston College Bowling Green Canisius Central Connecticut Central Michigan Cincinnati Colgate Connecticut Dayton DePaul Duquesne Florida Atlantic Georgetown George Mason

Hofstra Jacksonville State James Madison Kentucky Louisville Loyola Marymount Loyola (Md.) Marquette Marshall Miami (Fla.) Michigan State Morehead State Mount St. Mary’s Navy New Hampshire Notre Dame Ohio

During her career at Rochester, Izzo-Brown also earned all-East, all-region and all-league honors, while meriting Dean’s List recognition all four years. Following her senior campaign, she won the prestigious Merle Spurrier Award, which recognizes Rochester’s top female athlete based on leadership, academics and athletics. Izzo-Brown graduated from Rochester in the spring of 1993 with a degree in psychology. That fall, she was named assistant coach at West Virginia Wesleyan, where she continued her winning ways by helping the Bobcats to a 12-7 record. Izzo-Brown was elevated to head coach in 1994 and led Wesleyan to a 13-5 mark and a spot in the NAIA national tournament. While coaching at the Buckhannon, W.Va., school, Izzo-Brown earned her master’s of business administration degree in 1994. Personal In addition to her duties at WVU, Izzo-Brown is certified as an advanced national level coach by the NSCAA, has her USSF “B” license and is a Region I senior staff Olympic Development member. She has served on several regional and national ranking committees for the NSCAA. She also is qualified internationally with Brazilian, KNVB and Czech Republic certification. In May 2010, Izzo-Brown was named to the West Virginia Executive Sports Hall of Fame. Later that fall, she was inducted into the University of Rochester Athletic Hall of Fame for her outstanding achievement in the sport of soccer. Recently, she was named a 2011 Frontier Field Walk of Fame inductee. She and her husband, Joe, have three daughters – Samantha, Gracie and Gabriella.

Southern Methodist Syracuse Tennessee Towson UCF USF Villanova Virginia Virginia Commonwealth Virginia Tech Washington Western Michigan William & Mary Wyoming Xavier Yale Youngstown State

Ohio State Old Dominion Penn State Pitt Princeton Providence Purdue Radford Rhode Island Richmond Robert Morris Rutgers St. Bonaventure St. Francis (Pa.) St. John’s St. Louis Seton Hall

Izzo-Brown Year-by-Year Year

Record

School

Postseason

1995

13-5-0

West Virginia Wesleyan

1996

10-7-2

West Virginia

1997

11-6-2

West Virginia

1998

11-6-2

West Virginia

1999

9-9-1

West Virginia

2000

15-6-0

West Virginia

NCAA

2001

15-5-1

West Virginia

NCAA

2002

18-3-1

West Virginia

NCAA

2003

17-4-2

West Virginia

NCAA

2004

15-6-0

West Virginia

NCAA

2005

12-6-3

West Virginia

NCAA

2006

14-4-3

West Virginia

NCAA

2007

18-5-2*

West Virginia

NCAA

2008

14-3-6

West Virginia

NCAA

2009

10-7-6

West Virginia

NCAA

2010

18-5-2*

West Virginia

NCAA

Total

220-87-32

NAIA

11 NCAA apperances

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[ head coach • 16th season • rochester, ‘93 ] Coaching Philosophy... All-Americans Under Nikki Izzo-Brown Carolyn Blank (2008, 2009) Greer Barnes (2008, 2007) Ashley Banks (2007) Amanda Cicchini (2007) Deana Everrett (2006) Laura Kane (2004) Lisa Stoia (2003, 2002) Chrissie Abbott (2003, 2002) Katie Barnes (2001, 2000)

Academic All-Americans Under Nikki Izzo-Brown

My approach, my philosophy, is that you do everything right. If you’re going to be the best soccer player, the best friend, the best student or the best daughter you can be, you have to do it right. Whatever you do, it has to be done with 100 percent commitment, sacrifice and pride.

Ashley Banks (2007) Kim Bonilla (2007) Marisa Kanela (2005) Ashley Weimer (2004) Laura Kane (2004, 2003) Melissa Haire (2002, 2001) Christen Seaman (2002) Stacey Sollmann (1997)

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BIG EAST Players of the Year Under Nikki Izzo-Brown Carolyn Blank (Midfielder - 2008) Ashley Banks (Offensive - 2007) Ashley Banks (Rookie - 2004) Lisa Stoia (Midfielder - 2002, 2003) Chrissie Abbott (Offensive - 2002) Katie Barnes (Offensive - 2000, 2001) Lisa Stoia (Rookie - 2000)

Professional Players Under Nikki Izzo-Brown Greer Barnes (WPS) Katie Barnes (WUSA, USL) Carolyn Blank (WPS) Kim Bonilla (Sweden, USL) Kerri Butler (WPS) Laura Kane (Sweden, USL) Rachel Kruze (WUSA, Iceland, USL) Megan Mischler (WPS) Lisa Stoia (WPS, USL)

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Lisa Stoia

[ assistant coach • fifth season • west virginia, ‘05 ]

STOIA FILE Date of Birth: August 28 Hometown: Shirley, N.Y. Alma Mater: West Virginia University, B.S. 2005; Jacksonville, M.B.A. 2007 Year at WVU: Fifth Coaching Career: West Virginia, 2007-present; Jacksonville, 2005-06 Playing Career: West Virginia, 2000-03; (midfielder) Boston Renegades, 2005-06; St. Louis Athletica, 2009

Lisa Stoia begins her fifth year at her alma mater. The Mountaineers have thrived under Stoia’s assistance, winning BIG EAST division and tournament titles, and making four trips to the NCAA tournament. The former conference player of the year has developed WVU’s midfield, where Carolyn Blank twice earned All-America honors (2008-09). Blank also became the first Mountaineer since Stoia to be named BIG EAST Midfielder of the Year. With midfielder Bri Rodriguez’s first team all-BIG EAST selection in 2010, it gave WVU a midfielder on the league’s first team in each of the last five seasons. Stoia’s efforts were recognized as she was named NSCAA/Mondo North Atlantic Regional Assistant Coach of the Year. Two years ago, Stoia played in the 2009 Women’s Professional Soccer league after being drafted with the 48th overall pick by the Saint Louis Athletica. In the WPS’ inaugural season, Stoia helped the Athletica to a second-place finish and WPS Super Semifinal playoff appearance. In 2007, WVU advanced deep into postseason play, making a trip to the school’s first NCAA Elite Eight. She also helped midfielder Amanda Cicchini earn All-America honors. Stoia spent the 2005 and 2006 seasons as an assistant coach at Jacksonville, where she helped guide the Dolphins to a 2006 NCAA tournament berth. The Dolphins posted their first doubledigit win total since 2002 and earned their second Atlantic Sun Championship in school history. She was active in securing the Atlantic Sun’s top recruiting class according to Soccer Buzz magazine, which rated Jacksonville’s 2007 class as best in the conference. JU players benefited from Stoia’s two seasons of leadership as four Dolphins picked up allconference recognition, and forward Keri Zwikker earned 2005 Atlantic Sun Freshman of the Year honors. In the summer, Stoia competed for two seasons as a midfielder with the Boston Renegades in the Women’s United Soccer League. In 2006, she led the team and ranked second in the league with 11 assists. She also ranked fifth in the league with 29 points and finished with nine goals on the season. Prior to JU, Stoia served as a student assistant coach in 2004 at WVU. That season, she helped the program to its fifth consecutive NCAA tournament appearance, including a first-round win over SMU. A four-year letterwinner at West Virginia from 2000-03, Stoia set Mountaineer career records for assists (33) and matches played and started (87). As a senior, she set a program record with 12 assists and was second on the squad with seven

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goals and 26 points en route to BIG EAST Midfielder of the Year along with NSCAA and Soccer Buzz All-America accolades. Stoia earned NSCAA and Soccer Buzz second team All-America honors, BIG EAST Midfielder of the Year and first team all-BIG EAST recognition as a junior after finishing with eight goals, 10 assists and 26 points. As a sophomore, she earned Soccer Buzz honorable mention All-America, Soccer Buzz first team all-Region, NSCAA/adidas second team all-region and first team all-BIG EAST accolades after tallying four goals and five assists. Stoia also earned NSCAA/adidas third team allMid-Atlantic region and BIG EAST co-Rookie of the Year honors as a freshman. Stoia was also a member of the U.S. U-21 Women’s National Team Pool in 2003. In September 2007, she was inducted into William Floyd High’s inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame. A native of Shirley, N.Y., Stoia earned her bachelor’s degree in sport management from West Virginia in 2005 and her master’s of business administration from Jacksonville in 2007.


Marisa Kanela

[ assistant coach • second season • west virginia, ‘06 ]

KANELA FILE Date of Birth: February 3 Hometown: Wantagh, N.Y. Alma Mater: West Virginia University, B.S. 2007; West Virginia University, M.S. 2009 Year at WVU: Second Coaching Career: West Virginia, 2010-present West Virginia Illusion, 2007-08 Playing Career: West Virginia, 2002-05; (midfielder) West Virginia Illusion, 2007-08

Marisa Kanela enters her second season as an assistant coach with the Mountaineer women’s soccer team. A former all-BIG EAST midfielder, Kanela helped WVU to its second BIG EAST tournament title in 2010. Six Mountaineers were named all-conference under Kanela’s tutelage. She also heads up the academic, audio/video, scouting and community service efforts of the team. Kanela spent three seasons (2007-09) as a volunteer with the Mountaineers, assisting IzzoBrown and her staff in a variety of roles on and off the field. She witnessed the program’s first BIG EAST championship in 2007 while assisting with administrative tasks, team travel, on-campus visits, gameday management, academic tutoring, practice sessions and other duties. Since 2005, Kanela has been active in the state’s youth soccer programs, coaching several West Virginia United club teams, including U-13, U-16 and U-18 teams. She also has worked as the state’s Region 1 coach for the West Virginia Olympic Development Program for the past three years. Kanela spent one season with the West Virginia Illusion, a former member of the W-League, as an assistant coach. She also spent time as a player/coach with the Illusion during its inaugural season and worked out at the 2008 Women’s Professional Soccer Combine in Tampa. She has served as a youth soccer coach and personal trainer at Pro Performance Rx in Morgantown from 2006-08. At Pro, Kanela ran private soccer lessons, conducted clinics for players ages 4-12 and instituted a summer soccer camp program. Kanela holds Level I & II regional and state goalkeeping licenses and National Youth Soccer Association G & D coaching licenses. A member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) since 2007, she has worked WVU’s soccer camp for girls since 2002, and recently earned her USSF “C” license. A four-year letterwinner from 2002-05, Kanela participated in four NCAA tournaments at WVU while being named an NSCAA Scholar All-American, BIG EAST Academic All-Star, Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll member and Aéropostale/BIG EAST institutional women’s scholar-athlete of the year.

Upon graduation, she ranked in the school’s Top 10 record book for career goals, assists and points and led the 2004 and 2005 teams in scoring. A two-time NSCAA all-region selection, Kanela earned first team all-BIG EAST honors in 2005, second team honors in 2004 and was an all-rookie team pick in 2002. The former New York State Gatorade Player of the Year was team captain of the 2005 WVU soccer team. Kanela earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education/health education from WVU in 2007 and a master’s degree in physical education/teacher education in 2009.

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Support Staff

[ the team behind the team]

Zach Johnson

Volunteer Assistant

Dr. Vanessa Shannon

Sports Psychology Consultant

Dr. Ben Moorehead

Team Physician

Jerry Handley

Strength Coach

Bubba Schmidt

Equipment Manager

Dr. Matt Lively

Medical Director

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Jasonn Miller

Athletic Trainer

Scott Herdzik

Assistant Equipment Manager

Theo Egbele

Student Manager

Erica Wycherley

Director, Student-Athlete Academic Services

Tim Goodenow

Assistant Sports Publications Director

Tori Palomares

Student Manager


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2011 Rosters

[ alphabetical • numerical •state/country • class •position ] Alphabetical Roster No. Name Cl. Pos. Ht. Hometown 6 Drea Barklage Sr. D 5-3 St. Louis, Mo. 7 Morgan Betscher Sr. F 5-9 Decatur, Ill. 32 Kara Blosser Jr. M 5-8 Spotsylvania, Va. 24 Erin Brown Fr. M 5-4 Spotsylvania County, Va. 34 Kendall Bush Fr. M 5-4 Martinsburg, W.Va. 20 Ali Connelly Fr. M 5-6 South Bend, Ind. 14 Chelsey Corroto Sr. F 5-1 Hilliard, Ohio 10 Jessica Crowder Fr. M 5-2 Cary, N.C. 00 Nicolette DeLaurentis Jr. F 5-3 Sicklerville, N.J. 1 Emily Dillon So. F 5-6 Long Beach, Calif. 17 Erica Henderson r-Sr. D 5-9 Rochester, N.Y. 23 Sara Keane r-Fr. GK 5-9 Mt. Laurel, N.J. 5 Katie Lenz So. F 5-6 Mechanicsburg, Pa. 12 Meghan Lewis Sr. D 5-4 Naperville, Ill. 33 Bry McCarthy Jr. D 5-0 Ajax, Ontario 3 Blake Miller Sr. F 5-6 St. Louis, Mo. 30 Sam Molina Fr. F 5-2 Huntington, W.Va. 18 Kristene Mumby Fr. GK 5-9 Ellicott City, Md. 0 Katie Osterman Fr. GK 5-9 Virginia Beach, Va. 13 Ashley Ramsey Fr. F 5-8 Morgantown, W.Va. 11 Megan Robinson Fr. D 5-6 Wheeling, W.Va. 4 Bri Rodriguez Jr. M 5-3 Aurora, Ill. 99 Kate Schwindel Fr. F 5-6 Livingston, N.J. 9 Frances Silva So. F 5-4 Overland Park, Kan. 22 Mallory Smith Jr. D 5-11 Hamden, Conn. 19 Annalika Steyn Fr. F 5-9 Hoover, Ala. 8 Caroline Szwed Jr. M 5-7 Oakville, Ontario Head Coach: Nikki Izzo-Brown (16th Season) Assistant Coaches: Lisa Stoia (Fifth Season), Marisa Kanela (Second Season) Volunteer Assistant: Zach Johnson (First Season) Numerical Roster No. Name 00 Nicolette DeLaurentis 0 Katie Osterman 1 Emily Dillon 3 Blake Miller 4 Bri Rodriguez 5 Katie Lenz 6 Drea Barklage 7 Morgan Betscher 8 Caroline Szwed 9 Frances Silva 10 Jessica Crowder 11 Megan Robinson 12 Meghan Lewis 13 Ashley Ramsey 14 Chelsey Corroto 17 Erica Henderson 18 Kristene Mumby 19 Annalika Steyn 20 Ali Connelly 22 Mallory Smith 23 Sara Keane 24 Erin Brown 30 Sam Molina 32 Kara Blosser 33 Bry McCarthy 34 Kendall Bush 99 Kate Schwindel

Cl. Jr. Fr. So. Sr. Jr. So. Sr. Sr. Jr. So. Fr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Sr. r-Sr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Jr. r-Fr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Fr. Fr.

Pos. F GK F F M F D F M F M D D F F D GK F M D GK M F M D M F

Ht. Hometown 5-3 Sicklerville, N.J. 5-9 Virginia Beach, Va. 5-6 Long Beach, Calif. 5-6 St. Louis, Mo. 5-3 Aurora, Ill. 5-6 Mechanicsburg, Pa. 5-3 St. Louis, Mo. 5-9 Decatur, Ill. 5-7 Oakville, Ontario 5-4 Overland Park, Kan. 5-2 Cary, N.C. 5-6 Wheeling, W.Va. 5-4 Naperville, Ill. 5-8 Morgantown, W.Va. 5-1 Hilliard, Ohio 5-9 Rochester, N.Y. 5-9 Ellicott City, Md. 5-9 Hoover, Ala. 5-6 South Bend, Ind. 5-11 Hamden, Conn. 5-9 Mt. Laurel, N.J. 5-4 Spotsylvania County, Va. 5-2 Huntington, W.Va. 5-8 Spotsylvania, Va. 5-0 Ajax, Ontario 5-4 Martinsburg, W.Va. 5-6 Livingston, N.J.

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By State/Country West Virginia Illinois New Jersey Virginia Canada Missouri Alabama California Connecticut Indiana Kansas Maryland New York North Carolina Ohio Pennsylvania Pronunciation Guide Drea Barklage Morgan Betscher Chelsey Corroto Nicolette DeLaurentis Bry McCarthy Annalika Steyn Caroline Szwed Coach Marisa Kanela Coach Lisa Stoia

High School Incarnate Word Academy MacArthur Courtland Riverbend Martinsburg St. Joseph’s Hilliard Davidson Needham Broughton Gloucester Catholic Wilson Aquinas Bishop Eustace Prep Trinity Neuqua Valley Pickering Incarnate Word Academy Cabell Midland Marriotts Ridge Bishop Sullivan Catholic University Wheeling Park Waubonsie Valley Livingston Blue Valley North Hamden Hall Country Day Spain Park St. Ignatius of Loyola

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By Class Freshmen Seniors Juniors Sophomores

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By Position Forwards Midfielders Defenders Goalkeepers

10 8 6 3

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Photo Roster

[ does not include newcomers] Nicolette DeLaurentis Jr. • F • 5-3 Sicklerville, N.J.

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Emily Dillon So. • F • 5-6 Long Beach, Calif.

Blake Miller Sr. • F • 5-6 St. Louis, Mo.

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Katie Lenz So. • F • 5-6 Mechanicsburg, Pa.

3 Drea Barklage Sr. • D • 5-3 St. Louis, Mo.

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Erica Henderson r-Sr. • D • 5-9 Rochester, N.Y.

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Mallory Smith Jr. • D • 5-11 Hamden, Conn.

Nikki Izzo-Brown Head Coach 16th Season

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Chelsey Corroto Sr. • F • 5-1 Hilliard, Ohio

12

22

Caroline Szwed Jr. • M • 5-7 Oakville, Ontario

7 Meghan Lewis Sr. • D • 5-4 Naperville, Ill.

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Sara Keane r-Fr. • GK • 5-9 Mt. Laurel, N.J.

23 Lisa Stoia Assistant Coach Fifth Season

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Morgan Betscher Sr. • F • 5-9 Decatur, Ill.

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Frances Silva So. • F • 5-4 Overland Park, Kan.

Bri Rodriguez Jr. • M • 5-3 Aurora, Ill.

Bry McCarthy Jr. • D • 5-0 Ajax, Ontario

33 Marisa Kanela Assistant Coach Second Season

Zach Johnson Volunteer Assistant First Season

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Drea Barklage

[ 5-3 • senior • defender • st. louis, mo. ] At West Virginia In 2010 • Started all 24 matches at center back, helping defense post school-record 14 shutouts • Recorded five goals on 16 shots, including game-winner against Florida Atlantic • Voted team’s most defensive player • Part of defense that recorded seven shutouts in conference play • Guided defense to back-to-back shutouts on six occasions • Scored goals against conference foes Cincinnati, Villanova and Providence • Fifth goal of season came against Penn State in NCAA tournament victory FAVORITES Favorite food ... anything edible Favortie musician ... Young Jeezy, Bob Marley Favorite movie ... Friday Favorite car ... White Knight Favorite athlete ... Brandon Barklage FILL-INS I would never be caught ... admitting my close friendship with Chelsey Corroto and Nicolette DeLaurentis. My greatest on-field moment was ... beating Penn State at home to advance to the Sweet Sixteen. One coach Izzo-Brown saying I’ll never forget is ... “It is all mental.” My pregame rituals include ... making fun of Blake Miller for coming to the locker room with her hair down, listening to rap with Trina, aka Mallory Smith, and discussing Morgan Betscher’s plan of attack on the game. I chose WVU because ... of the tradition of hard work and building character. QUOTE I ADMIRE “Your body can withstand anything, it is your mind you have to convince.”

At St. Louis In 2008-09 • Two-year starter with the Billikens, helping back line record 10 shutouts in 2008 and 2009 • Compiled seven goals and three assists for 15 points in 38 career matches • 2009 second team NSCAA all-Mid-Atlantic region and second team all-Atlantic 10 • Twice earned Atlantic-10 Player of the Week honors • Named to Courtyard by Marriott Airport Cardinal Classic All-Tournament Team in 2009 • Named to the BAE Systems Fall Classic and Toys for Tots all-tournament teams in 2008 In High School • A four-year, all-state selection at Incarnate Word Academy • Guided teams to state runner-up finishes in 2005 and 2007, state title in 2008 • 2008 St. Louis Post-Dispatch and MHSSCA Player of the Year • 2007 MHSSCA Defensive Player of the Year • First team all-metro in her final three seasons • Member of the Region II Olympic Development Program team • Played club soccer for the St. Louis Soccer Club with current Mountaineers Morgan Betscher and Blake Miller

Barklage’s Career Numbers Year M MS S 2010 24 24 16

G 5

GWG A 1 0

• Teams won state cup championships in 2003, 2005-2007 and a national championship in 2005, when she was named the club’s player of the year • 2007 NSCAA Youth All-American Personal • Daughter of Gary and Rhonda Barklage • One of two children • Birthday is October 13 • Majoring in child development and family studies • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll member • Father played baseball at Missouri State and Southeast Missouri State • Brother, Brandon, played soccer at New Mexico and St. Louis, and is currently a member of D.C. United of the MLS

Pts 10

C/E 3/0

Barklage’s Single Game Career Highs Shots 2, three times, most recent vs. Providence (10/24/10) Shots on Goal 1, seven times, most recent vs. Penn State (11/14/10) Goals 1, five times, most recent vs. Penn State (11/14/10) Assists 0 Points 2, five times, most recent vs. Penn State (11/14/10)

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Morgan Betscher

[ 5-9 • senior • midfielder • decatur, ill. ] At West Virginia In 2010 • Saw action in 19 of 24 matches • Played a season-high 45 minutes against FAU • Tallied two assists and 12 shots on the season • Both assists came at The Hurricane Cup At West Virginia In 2009 • Appeared in 20 of 23 matches as a sophomore, starting last four contests of the season • Logged seven matches of 30-plus minutes • Played a season-high 59 minutes against Marquette in the BIG EAST semifinals • Worked 54 minutes off the bench in 1-0 win at Providence to secure coach Izzo-Brown’s 200th career win FAVORITES Favorite food ... pizza Favorite musician ... Lil Wayne Favorite movie ... Anchorman Favorite car ... Range Rover Favorite athlete ... Dwayne Wade FILL-INS I would never be caught ... being seen with Blake Miller. My greatest on-field moment was ... winning the 2010 BIG EAST Championship. One coach Izzo-Brown saying I’ll never forget is ... “If we have to play against 11, we’ll play against 11.” My pregame rituals include ... Listening to my iPod and goofing around with Drea Barklage. I chose WVU because ... of the coaching staff, the family feeling and their desire to win.

QUOTE I ADMIRE “Pressure is privilege” - Nikki Izzo-Brown

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At West Virginia In 2008 • Two goals and four assists in rookie season • Appeared in 21 matches, starting seven • Logged 30-plus minutes in 10 matches, including a career-high 64 minutes against Santa Clara • Notched first career assist against Loyola Marymount • Scored first career goal in 41st minute against Pitt in BIG EAST opener • Netted game-winning goal at USF In High School • A three-year team captain at MacArthur High, recording 89 goals and 27 assists • Earned all-state honors in 2005, 2006 and 2007 • Three-time team MVP • 2007 Herald Review Player of the Year • Played for St. Louis Soccer Club, 2005 national champions and regional finalists in 2004, 2006 and 2007 • Member of ODP state teams from 2001-07 and regional teams from 2003-05

Betscher’s Career Numbers Year M MS S 2008 21 7 16 2009 20 4 15 2010 19 0 12 Career 60 11 43

G 2 0 0 2

GWG 1 0 0 1

A 4 0 2 6

Personal • Daughter of John and Sally Betscher • One of six children • Birthday is June 20 • Majoring in physical education/teacher education • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll member and BIG EAST Academic All-Star • Graduated high school early and enrolled at WVU in January 2008

Pts 8 0 2 10

C/E 0/0 1/0 1/0 4/0

Betscher’s Single Game Career Highs Shots 2, three times, most recent vs. Providence (10/24/10) Shots on Goal 1, seven times, most recent vs. Penn State (11/14/10) Goals 1, five times, most recent vs. Penn State (11/14/10) Assists 0 Points 2, five times, most recent vs. Penn State (11/14/10)

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Chelsey Corroto

[ 5-1 • senior • defender • hilliard, ohio ] At West Virginia In 2010 • Appeared in 21 contests, making three starts at defender • ESPN/CoSIDA Academic all-District first team • NSCAA Scholar all-East region third team • Played career-high 99 minutes in 2-1 overtime defeat against Penn State in opener • Came off the bench to help defense post school record 14 shutouts • Logged 10 matches of 40-plus minutes, including 78 minutes played at Boston College in NCAA “Sweet 16” contest

FAVORITES Favorite food ... Carmona’s Favorite musician ... Lil Wayne Favorite movie ... GI Jane Favorite car ... two-door Honda Civic Favorite athlete ... Drea Barklage FILL-INS I would never be caught ... without Drea Barklage. My greatest on-field moment was ... winning the 2010 BIG EAST Championship. One coach Izzo-Brown saying I’ll never forget is ... “The watch doesn’t lie.” My pregame rituals include ... doing the Drop it Low dance with Meghan, Nicolette and Bri. I chose WVU because ... of the atmosphere, coaching staff and team. QUOTE I ADMIRE “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”

At West Virginia In 2009 • Made eight starts while appearing in all 23 matches as a sophomore • ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic all-District second team • Voted team’s most improved player • Outstanding effort off the bench in upset win at No. 5 Penn State • Logged 62 minutes with one assist against No. 8 Notre Dame, her first career start • Game-high four shots in 0-0 draw at Villanova, playing a then-career high 97 minutes At West Virginia In 2008 • One goal and two assists in rookie campaign • Appeared in 12 matches, taking three shots • First collegiate goal came in the first match of her career – just two minutes, seven seconds in against Towson • One of four Mountaineers all-time to score a goal in the first game of their freshman season • First career assist against Syracuse

• Team MVP (2006) and offensive player of the year (2004, 2007) • Played on ODP state teams from 2002-06 • Club team, Ohio Premier, won state cup championships in 2001 and 2003 • All-Region II pick in 2003-04, and participated in the U-14 national camp in 2003 • National Honor Society member

In High School • Two-time team captain and four-year starter at Hilliard Davidson High • Four-time first team all-conference, co-player of the year in 2005 • Two-time all-state and three-time all-district performer

Personal • Daughter of Vince and Candace Corroto • Only child • Birthday is August 26 • Majoring in journalism • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll member and BIG EAST Academic All-Star

Corroto’s Career Numbers Year M MS S 2008 12 0 3 2009 23 8 15 2010 21 3 1 Career 56 11 19

G 1 1 0 2

GWG 0 0 0 0

A 2 1 0 3

Pts 4 3 0 7

C/E 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0

Corroto’s Single Game Career Highs Shots 4 at Villanova (10/16/09) Shots on Goal 4 at Villanova (10/16/09) Goals 1, twice, most recent vs. Duquesne (09/03/09) Assists 1, three times, most recent vs. Notre Dame (10/02/09) Points 2, twice, most recent vs. Duquesne (09/03/09)

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Erica Henderson

[ 5-9 • r-senior • defender • rochester, n.y. ] At West Virginia In 2010 • Started all 24 matches along the back line, helping defense post school-record 14 shutouts • NSCAA second team all-Northeast region • BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 20), BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (Oct. 11) • CollegeSoccer360 Primetime Performer of the Week (Sept. 20) • One of two players to have played every minute of every match – 2,201 minutes • Helped defense post seven shutouts in league play; and back-to-back shutouts on six occasions • Scored one goal on 10 shots, game-tying goal in 4-3 comeback win over Villanova FAVORITES Favorite food ... sushi Favorite musician ... John Mayer Favorite car ... Range Rover Favorite movie ... Love and Basketball Favorite athlete ... Wayne Rooney FILL-INS I would never be caught ... picking my nose. My greatest on-field moment was ... winning the 2010 BIG EAST Championship One coach Izzo-Brown saying I’ll never forget is ... “don’t be a ballerina, be a barracuda.” My pregame rituals include ... sitting quietly and going over the scouting report. I chose WVU because ... of the blue-collar philosophy and mentality of the program, and the atmosphere that WVU and the women’s soccer team presents. QUOTE I ADMIRE “It doesn’t have to be easy. It just has to be possible.”

At West Virginia In 2009 • Versatile player as a sophomore, having started matches at forward and defender • Appeared in 21 of 23 matches, competing for 90-plus minutes in 20 of 21 starts • Missed BIG EAST semifinal and NCAA first round matches because of knee injury • Helped back line record shutouts against Syracuse and No. 11 St. John’s • Outstanding in helping defense limit No. 9 Rutgers to only three shots • Part of WVU defense that posted shutouts in eight of final 11 matches • Helped defense limit 10 different opponents to two shots on-goal or less on the season At West Virginia In 2008 • Appeared in 21 matches, starting 12, including final eight • Soccer Buzz Freshman all-Mid-Atlantic region • BIG EAST Championship all-tournament team • Notched six goals and one assist for 13 points • Goals and points were tied for third-most on team • Averaged 57 minutes per match, including a career-high 100 minutes against Connecticut • First career assist against James Madison • First collegiate start resulted in two-goal effort in a 4-0 win over Pitt • BIG EAST Rookie of the Week (Sept. 22) • Scored two postseason goals in back-to-back matches against Connecticut (BIG EAST semifinals) and Princeton (NCAA first round) Henderson’s Career Numbers Year M MS S 2007 redshirt 2008 21 12 21 2009 21 20 18 2010 24 24 10 Career 66 56 49

At West Virginia in 2007 • Redshirted In High School • Four-year varsity starter and four-year all-conference selection at the Aquinas Institute of Rochester • Four-time conference player of the year, leading team in goals and assists all four seasons • Two-time all-Greater Rochester selection and all Greater Rochester Player of the Year as a senior • Democrat and Chronicle Player of the Year • Two-time all-state choice and 2006 NYS AA Player of the Year • Two-time NSCAA all-region team • 2007 Class AA NYS Champions • Played club soccer for the Rochester Jr. Rhinos • 2002-03, 2005 teams were NYS West state champions • New York ODP state team • Honor roll student and NYS State Student Athlete Award winner Personal • Daughter of Deborah and Michael Henderson • One of three children • Birthday is September 30 • Majoring in exercise physiology • Sister, Sarah, plays soccer at Colgate • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll member and BIG EAST Academic All-Star

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1 0 0 1

13 2 2 17

0/0 0/0 1/0 1/0

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Henderson’s Single Game Career Highs Shots 3, three times, most recent vs. Boston U (09/06/09) Shots on Goal 2, five times, most recent at Villanova (10/16/09) Goals 2 vs. Pitt (09/18/08) Assists 1 vs. James Madison (09/14/08) Points 4 vs. Pitt (09/18/08)

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Meghan Lewis

[ 5-4 • senior • defender • naperville, ill. ]

FAVORITES Favorite food ... anything Italian Favorite musician ... Lil Wayne, Beyonce, Eminem and U2 Favorite movie ... Jerry McGuire Favorite car ... Chelsey’s go-cart and a Range Rover Favorite athlete ... Michael Jordan FILL-INS I would never be caught ... just casually walking around in just a bathing suit…ask Bri, Blake or Chesley. My greatest on-field moment was ... when we won the Big East. It was an unreal feeling. One coach Izzo-Brown saying I’ll never forget is ... There are so many but I’ll go with either “If we have to play 11 vs 11, we will play 11 vs 11” or “Skip cause it’s game day.” My pregame rituals include ... listening to my iPod, writing my family members’ initials on my tape, doing the Drop it Low dance with Nicolette, Chelsey and whoever joins, and doing pregame handshakes with the girls. I chose WVU because ... I loved the team and we truly are a family, the great coaching staff and the quality of the program overall. QUOTE I ADMIRE “I can do all things through him who gives me strength.” - Philippians 4:13

At West Virginia In 2010 • Started all 24 matches along the back line, helping defense post school-record 14 shutouts • 2010 BIG EAST Championship Most Outstanding Offensive Player • 2010 BIG EAST Championship All-Tournament Team • NSCAA Scholar all-East region second team • Team captain • TopDrawerSoccer Team of the Week (Nov. 8) • Helped defense post seven shutouts in conference play • Recorded three goals and one assist for seven points • Scored game-winners in postseason play against USF (BIG EAST finals) and Penn State At West Virginia In 2009 • Successfully made move from midfield to defender to fill void left by departure of All-American Greer Barnes • Only Mountaineer to play every minute of every match • Started all 23 matches on defense that limited 10 different opponents to two shots on-goal or less • Defense posted 13 shutouts on the season, tying a then-school record set in each of the previous three seasons • Scored first collegiate goal against Red Storm • BIG EAST Player of the Week (10/12) • Soccer America Team of the Week (10/13), CollegeSoccer360 Primetime Performer (10/13) and ECAC Player of the Week (10/13) • Tallied first career assist on Carolyn Blank game-winner in NCAA first round shutout against Loyola (Md.) At West Virginia In 2008 • Solid rookie year, appearing in 21 matches • Logged 20-plus minutes in 16 matches • Played a then-career high 50 minutes in 1-1 draw with Washington State

Lewis’ Career Numbers Year M MS 2008 21 0 2009 23 23 2010 24 24 Career 68 47

S 10 14 8 32

G 0 1 3 4

GWG 0 1 2 3

A 0 1 1 2

In High School • Two-year letterwinner at Neuqua Valley High, leading team to two regional championships • All-conference midfielder on 2007 team ranked as high as No. 2 in the state • Long-time club player, did not play high school soccer as a freshman or senior • Played on ODP state teams from 2004-06, attending ODP Region II camps (2004-06) • Helped guide Eclipse Select North to five Illinois state cup championships (2001-02, 2004-06) and three runner-up finishes • 2008 US Youth Soccer Region II Champion U18 • Team captain of 2005 team, USYS Region II finalists • Honor roll member • Also a standout high school basketball player Personal • Daughter of Scott and Kate Lewis • One of two children • Birthday is August 21 • Majoring in psychology • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll member and BIG EAST Academic All-Star

Pts 0 3 7 10

C/E 0/0 1/0 1/0 2/0

Lewis’ Single Game Career Highs Shots 3 at Villanova (10/16/09) Shots on Goal 2 vs. St. John’s (10/11/09) Goals 1, four times, most recent vs. Penn State (11/14/10) Assists 1, twice, most recent vs. Louisville (10/03/10) Points 2, four times, most recent vs. Penn State (11/14/10)

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Blake Miller

[ 5-6 • senior • forward • st. louis, mo. ]

FAVORITES Favorite food ... my dad’s buffalo chicken Favorite musician ... Bruce Springsteen - sike! Nicolette DeLaurentis Favorite movie ... Love and Basketball Favorite car ... Mercedes G Wagon Favorite athlete ... toss up between Lionel Messi and Sam Bradford FILL-INS I would never be caught ... telling Caroline or Bry that I like their phones. My greatest on-field moment was ... the South Florida game to win the BIG EAST Championship last year. One coach Izzo-Brown saying I’ll never forget is ... “If we have to play 11 vs 11, we will play 11 vs 11.” My pregame rituals include ... braiding my hair and doing my handshake with pretty much every teammate. I chose WVU because ... of the coaching staff and my teammates. QUOTE I ADMIRE “If winning isn’t everything, why do they keep score?” - Vince Lombardi

At West Virginia In 2010 • Outstanding junior campaign, starting all 24 matches at forward • Team leader in goals (10), assists (9) and points (29) • Second team all-BIG EAST • 2010 BIG EAST Championship All-Tournament Team • BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 18), BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (Oct. 4, Oct. 25) • CollegeSoccer360 Primetime Performer of the Week (Oct. 18) • TopDrawerSoccer Team of the Week (Oct. 4) • Voted team’s most offensive player for second straight season • Scored a pair of two-goal games: at Cincinnati and versus Georgetown • Recorded one goal, one assist efforts versus Villanova and Connecticut • Had two multi-assist games: versus Connecticut and Morehead State • Registered five goals and seven assists in final 10 matches of the season • Nine assists tie for fifth-most in a single season at WVU • Twenty-nine points tie for 10th-most in a single season at WVU • Ten goals are tied for fifth-most by a junior in school history • Nine assists are tied for third-most by a junior in school history • Twenty-nine points are tied for fourth-most by a junior in school history • WVU is 18-2-1 all-time when Blake Miller scores a goal At West Virginia In 2009 • Started 22 of 23 matches at forward, coming off the bench due to flu against No. 8 Notre Dame • Voted team’s top offensive player • Totaled three goals and two assists for eight points • BIG EAST Player of the Week (Aug. 31) • Game-winner at No. 5 Penn State was the first of the season and seventh of career • The one-goal, one-assist effort against the Nittany Lions was the second of career • Scored one goal and tied then-career high with six shots in 1-0 win over Syracuse Miller’s Career Numbers Year M MS S 2008 23 14 42 2009 23 22 66 2010 24 24 74 Career 70 60 182

G 10 3 10 23

GWG 6 2 3 11

A 1 2 9 12

At West Virginia In 2008 coaches • Very strong rookie campaign, producing players 10 goals and one assist for 21 points preview • Appeared in all 23 matches, making 14 opponents starts review • Soccer Buzz fourth team Freshman record All-American wvu • Soccer Buzz Freshman all-Mid-Atlantic region media • BIG EAST honorable mention choice • BIG EAST Rookie of the Week, TopDrawerSoccer Team of the Week (Oct. 20) • Led team with six game-winning goals • First collegiate goal, a game-winner, at Tennessee • Scored goals in back-to-back league contests against Syracuse and Seton Hall • One goal and first career assist in win over No. 16 Georgetown • Netted game-winning goal in NCAA first round over Princeton • Ten goals are the most-ever by a WVU freshman • Became second Mountaineer to lead the team in scoring as a rookie In High School • Led Incarnate Word Academy to state title games in 2005 and 2007 • Three-time first team all-conference, first team all-state in 2006-07, second team all-state in 2005 • Led teams in scoring for three seasons and team earned a national Top 20 ranking • Twice named all-metro player • Played club soccer for the St. Louis Soccer Club, coached by her father • Won state cup championships in 2003, 2005 2007 and a national championship 2005 • Club was named the top youth club in the nation by Soccer America for two years • Earned the adidas Golden Boot award in 2005 • Youth All-American in 2006-07 and member of the ODP regional teams those years Personal • Daughter of Gary and Anita Miller • One of five children • Birthday is September 14 • Majoring in multidisciplinary studies • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll member and BIG EAST Academic All-Star Pts 21 8 29 58

C/E 1/0 0/0 0/0 1/0

Miller’s Single Game Career Highs Shots 8 vs. Villanova (10/15/10) Shots on Goal 4, twice, most recent vs. Villanova (10/15/10) Goals 2, twice, most recent vs. Georgetown (10/17/10) Assists 2, twice, most recent vs. Morehead State (11/12/10) Points 4, twice, most recent vs. Georgetown (10/17/10)

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Nicolette DeLaurentis

[ 5-3 • junior • forward • sicklerville, n.j. ] At West Virginia In 2010 • Saw action in seven contests, including league matches versus USF, Pitt and Cincinnati • Logged 20-plus minutes in three matches, including 27 at Cincinnati At West Virginia In 2009 • Played in four matches as a rookie • First career action came against Duquesne, logging 30 minutes off the bench • Took one shot in shutout win over DePaul – first career attempt

FAVORITES Favorite food ... chicken wings Favorite musicians ... Beyonce, Adele Favorite movie ... Love and Basketball Favorite car ... black Range Rover Favorite athlete ... Marta FILL-INS I would never be caught ... getting on Drea’s bad side. My greatest on-field moment was ... winning the 2010 BIG EAST Championship. One coach Izzo-Brown saying I’ll never forget is ... “Skip because it is gameday.” My pregame rituals include ... listening to my iPod and dancing to “Drop it Low” with the team. I chose WVU because ... of my teammates; and because I believe we will be the first WVU program to win back-to-back BIG EAST titles. QUOTE I ADMIRE “Go big or go home.”

In High School • Team captain at Gloucester Catholic High, leading team to state championships in 2005 and 2007 • Named to all-South Jersey Team in each of her four seasons (2005-08) • New Jersey Girls Soccer Coaches Association (NJGSCA) all-state three times (2006-08) • NJGSCA Top 20 Player in 2008 and two-time NJGSCA all-South region pick • Played club for Mt. Laurel United Fire, including 2008 state championship, with teammate Sara Keane • New Jersey state ODP member for four years (04-07) • Played on two Regional ODP teams (04-05) • Region I champions in 2006, national champions in 2007 and national finalists in 2008 • National Honor Society member Personal • Daughter of Michael and MaryPat DeLaurentis • One of three children • Birthday is September 4 • Majoring in exercise physiology • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll member and BIG EAST Academic All-Star

DeLaurentis’ Career Numbers Year M MS S 2009 4 0 1 2010 7 0 4 Career 11 0 5

G 0 0 0

GWG 0 0 0

A 0 0 0

Pts 0 0 0

C/E 0/0 0/0 0/0

DeLaurentis’ Single Game Career Highs Shots 1, five times, most recent at Cincinnati (10/01/10) Shots on Goal 0 Goals 0 Assists 0 Points 0

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Bry McCarthy

[ 5-0 • junior • defender • ajax, ontario ] At West Virginia In 2010 • Made 24 starts at outside back, helping defense post school-record 14 shutouts • NSCAA third team all-Northeast region • Third team all-BIG EAST • 2010 BIG EAST Championship All-Tournament Team • Part of defense that recorded seven shutouts in conference play • Scored two goals and dished out six assists for 10 points • Six assists are tied for fifth-most by a sophomore in school history

FAVORITES Favorite food ... chicken or sushi Favorite musicians ... Alicia Keys, Adele and Drake Favorite movie ... Stepbrothers, Bridesmaids, Sound of Music Favorite car ... black Range Rover Favorite athlete ... Dirk Nowitzki, Lionel Messi and Marta FILL-INS I would never be caught ... without my phone. My greatest on-field moment was ... winning the 2010 BIG EAST Championship. One coach Izzo-Brown saying I’ll never forget is ... “flirtatious,” “Ronaldo-Nino” and “the humidity in Florida is bound to make the ball travel faster in the air.” My pregame rituals include ... left shin guard, left sock and left shoe on first; then right side. Also, I have an array of pregame songs and team handshakes to get through. I chose WVU because ... of its ability to win championships, the family atmosphere, the coaching staff and amazing facilities. QUOTE I ADMIRE “If God is for us, who can be against us?” - Romans 8:31

At West Virginia in 2009 • Three goals and one assist as a true freshman, making 16 starts with 22 appearances • First collegiate goal in second half against Duquesne • Scored game-tying goal at No. 9 Virginia to be named to Virginia NIKE Soccer Classic All-Tournament Team • CollegeSoccer360 Primetime Performer of the Week (Sept. 15) • Career-high six shots in 1-1 draw at Pitt, playing forward • Notched first career assist on Caroline Szwed’s game-winner against Marquette • Scored goal against Loyola (Md.) in NCAA first-round play In High School • Played club soccer for the Oshawa Kicks, leading squads to Ontario Youth Soccer League (OYSL) Championships in 2006-08 • Three-time OYSL Golden Boot Award Winner (2005-07) • Ontario Cup Champions in 2007 and 2008 • Lone team captain of the bronze medal-winning Canadian National Team at the 2008 CONCACAF Women’s U-17 Championship • Recognized by FIFA as one of the Top 4 Canadians after starting every match of the 2008 U-17 World Cup

McCarthy’s Career Numbers Year M MS S 2009 23 12 30 2010 24 24 20 Career 47 36 50

G 3 2 5

GWG 0 1 1

A 1 6 7

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• Won a gold medal with Ontario at the 2006 National Championships U-16 Girls All-Star Selects in Saskatoon Personal • Daughter of Dave and Donna McCarthy • One of two children • Birthday is October 13 • Majoring in physical education/teacher education • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll member • Toronto Lynx Soccer Club’s 2009 Best Offensive Player • Spent time at Canadian U-20 Women’s National Team Camps (July 2009, Dec. 2009, Jan. 2010) • Represented Team Canada’s U-20 team at Women’s World Cup qualifying tournament in Guatemala in Jan. 2010 • Played defender with Canadian Full National Team in spring 2010 friendly against Washington Freedom and versus Norway

Pts 7 10 17

C/E 0/0 0/0 0/0

McCarthy’s Single Game Career Highs Shots 6, at Pitt (09/18/09) Shots on Goal 4, at Pitt (09/18/09) Goals 1, five times, most recent vs. Pitt (09/28/10) Assists 2, vs. Villanova (10/15/10) Points 2, six times, most recent vs. Villanova (10/15/10)

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Bri Rodriguez

[ 5-3 • junior • midfielder • aurora, ill. ]

FAVORITES Favorite food ... mac & cheese Favorite musicians ... Keith Urban and Lady Antebellum Favorite movies ... Wedding Crashers, Country Strong Favorite car ... Land Rover LRX Favorite athletes ... Steve Nash and Blake Miller FILL-INS I would never be caught ... doing homework on a Friday night. My greatest on-field moment was ... winning the 2010 BIG EAST Championship. One coach Izzo-Brown saying I’ll never forget is ... “You’re here to serve, not to be served!” My pregame rituals include ... listening to my iPod, dancing to Drop it Low with Nicolette, Chelsey and Meghan.

At West Virginia In 2010 • Started all 24 matches, logging 80-plus minutes in 15 contests as a midfielder • NSCAA first team all-Northeast region • First team all-BIG EAST • ESPN/CoSIDA Academic All-District second team • CollegeSoccer360 Primetime Performer of the Week (Nov. 15) and TopDrawerSoccer Team of the Week (Nov. 15) • Voted team MVP • Recorded one goal and one assist in shutout win over Pitt • First multi-goal match was a two-goal night against Morehead State in NCAA action • Seven goals are fifth-most by a sophomore in school history • Seven assists are tied for second-most by a sophomore in school history • Twenty-one points are fifth-most by a sophomore in school history At West Virginia In 2009 • Solid rookie season, starting all 23 matches in the midfield • BIG EAST all-Rookie Team • BIG EAST Championship All-Tournament Team • Notched first collegiate assist on Erica Henderson’s goal against Duquesne • First career goal in conference play at Georgetown • Tallied an assist in NCAA first round match against Loyola (Md.) In High School • Three-year starter at Waubonsie Valley High, leading team to back-to-back undefeated state championship seasons • Scored 17 goals and had 25 assists in 2008, recorded 19 goals and had 23 assists in 2007 • 2009 PARADE All-American and three-time all-state performer by the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times • Three-time all-section and all-conference pick • 2008 Illinois Gatorade Player of the Year, 2008 IHSSCA Player of the Year

• Twice named the Beacon News Player of the Year (07, 08), Naperville Sun Player of the Year (07, 08) and Daily Herald Captain and Player of the Year (07, 08) • Two-time NSCAA/adidas High School All American and 2008 NSCAA/adidas High School National Player of the Year • A three-time NSCAA/adidas Youth All-American while playing for Eclipse Select club team • Participant at 2007 adidas ESP Camp, 2007 Nike Premier 50 Camp, U-16 National Team Player Pool (07) and U-17 National Team Player Pool (08) Personal • Daughter of Jim and Mary Rodriguez • One of five children • Birthday is March 3 • Majoring in sport management • Father played football and baseball at Buffalo • Mother played basketball, field hockey and softball at Buffalo State • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll member and BIG EAST Academic All-Star

I chose WVU because ... the coaches, the closeness of the team and the school.

Rodriguez’s Career Numbers Year M MS S 2009 23 23 23 2010 24 24 35 Career 47 47 58

QUOTE I ADMIRE “If you don’t invest very much, then defeat doesn’t hurt very much and winning is not very exciting.” -Dick Vermeil

Rodriguez’s Single Game Career Highs Shots 4, vs. Morehead State (11/12/10) Shots on Goal 3, at Syracuse (10/08/10) Goals 2, vs. Morehead State (11/12/10) Assists 1, 11 times, most recent vs. Penn State (11/14/10) Points 4, vs. Morehead State (11/12/10)

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G 1 7 8

GWG 0 2 2

A 4 7 11

Pts 6 21 27

C/E 0/0 1/0 1/0


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Mallory Smith

[ 5-11 • junior • defender • hamden, conn. ] At West Virginia In 2010 • Appeared in 21 of 24 matches as a reserve defender, assisting in school-record 14 shutouts • Totaled three goals and one assist for seven points on the season • Logged seven matches of 30-plus minutes • Connected on game-winning goal versus No. 5 Virginia • Recorded one goal and one assist, first of her career, in shutout win over Florida Atlantic • First career goal against Bowling Green

FAVORITES Favorite food ... Carmona’s Favorite musician ... Trina Favorite movie ... School of Rock Favorite car ... whatever my chauffeur cares to drive that day Favorite athlete ... Michael Marsh FILL-INS I would never be caught ... enjoying Nicolette’s singing. My greatest on-field moment was ... helping the defeat Virginia last year. One coach Izzo-Brown saying I’ll never forget is ... “Enthusiasm will get you places.”

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At West Virginia In 2009 • Appeared in six matches as a freshman • First career action came against Duquesne, logging 27 minutes off the bench • Took one shot in 49 minutes versus Dartmouth, filling in for injured Caralee Keppler • Logged eight minutes in NCAA tournament contest at Wake Forest In High School • Four-time first team all-conference selection for Hamden Hall Country Day • First team all-state twice (07, 08) and all-area pick for three seasons (2006-08) • Member of the all-New England Prep Team in 2007 and 2008 while guiding her team to New England Prep championships in 2006 and 2007 • Three-time WNEPSAA all-Star Team pick • 2008 New Haven Soccer Officials Association Female Player of the Year • Played club soccer for six years, most recently with Connecticut Football Club United • Played on Connecticut ODP teams since 2003; Region I team member in 2007 and 2008 • Led team to state cup championship seasons in 2004, 2005, 2007 and 2008

Personal • Daughter of David Smith and Arlette Sampson • Only child • Birthday is March 13 • Majoring in management • Played in the 2010 summer with the W-League’s CFC Passion

My pregame rituals include ... putting out an Amber Alert for prewrap, stretching out my infant socks, rapping with Diamond (aka Drea) and motivation tape. I chose WVU because ... of the almost-overwhelming campus atmosphere, the experienced coaching staff, and the chemistry within the team. QUOTE I ADMIRE “Keep on, keepin’ on.”

Smith’s Career Numbers Year M MS S 2009 6 0 1 2010 21 1 14 Career 27 1 15

G 0 3 3

GWG 0 1 1

A 0 1 1

Pts 0 7 7

C/E 0/0 0/0 0/0

Smith’s Single Game Career Highs Shots 5, vs. Florida Atlantic (09/12/10) Shots on Goal 2, vs. Florida Atlantic (09/12/10) Goals 1, three times, last vs. Virginia (09/19/10) Assists 1, vs. Florida Atlantic (09/12/10) Points 3, vs. Florida Atlantic (09/12/10)

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Caroline Szwed

[ 5-7 • junior • midfielder • oakville, ontario ] At West Virginia In 2010 • Started 22 matches at defensive center mid • Recorded two goals and three assists for seven points on the season • Both goals were game-winners: at Bowling Green and versus Connecticut • Logged 18 matches of 60-plus minutes • Was outstanding in BIG EAST Championship weekend, playing 168 minutes in two matches • Tied career high in shots with three in wins over Pitt and Villanova

FAVORITES Favorite food ... pizza Favorite musicians ... Justin Bieber and Lil Wayne Favorite movie ... Titanic Favorite car ... Range Rover Favorite athlete ... Lionel Messi FILL-INS I would never be caught ... listening to country music. My greatest on-field moment was ... winning the 2010 BIG EAST Championship. One coach Izzo-Brown saying I’ll never forget is ... “Do you need me to say it to you in Canadian?” My pregame rituals include ... putting everything on my left foot first, pregame handshakes and tape. I chose WVU because ... of the quality of soccer, the coaching staff and my teammates. QUOTE I ADMIRE “If winning isn’t everything, why do they keep score?” - Vince Lombardi

At West Virginia In 2009 • BIG EAST all-Rookie Team selection • Played the most minutes of any freshman in 2009, totaling 1,851 • Led the team in assists with six; first rookie to lead WVU in assists since 1999 • Started all 23 matches, playing 80-plus minutes in 15 contests • First collegiate assist on Chelsey Corroto’s goal against Duquesne • First collegiate goal was game-winner, a header, to knock off Marquette at home • BIG EAST Rookie of the Week (10/12) • Attempted two shots and registered team-best sixth assist in NCAA opening-round match against Loyola (Md.) In High School • Honor roll student at St. Ignatius of Loyola • Won a bronze medal with the Canadian National Team at the 2008 CONCACAF Women’s U-17 Championship in Trinidad & Tobago • Started every match of the 2008 U-17 World Cup • Twice nominated for the prestigious adidas Canadian Player of the Year award (07, 08) • Won a bronze medal with Ontario at the 2007 BMO Financial Group U-16 Girls National All-Star Championship

Szwed’s Career Numbers Year M MS S 2009 23 23 23 2010 22 22 24 Career 45 45 47

G 1 2 3

GWG 1 2 3

A 6 3 9

Personal • Daughter of Marek and Agata Szwed • One of two children • Birthday is November 18 • Majoring in journalism • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll member and BIG EAST Academic All-Star • Spent time at Canadian U-20 Women’s National Team Camps (July 2009)

Pts 8 7 15

C/E 0/0 0/0 0/0

Szwed’s Single Game Career Highs Shots 3, four times, most recent vs. Villanova (10/15/10) Shots on Goal 1, 13 times, most recent at Boston College (11/19/10) Goals 1, three times, most recent vs. Connecticut (10/22/10) Assists 1, nine times, most recent vs. Connecticut (10/22/10) Points 3, vs. Connecticut (10/22/10)

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Emily Dillon

[ 5-6 • sophomore • forward • long beach, calif. ] At West Virginia In 2010 • Appeared in 20 matches, starting the Central Michigan match • Missed three matches early in season due to dislocated elbow • Recorded one goal and one assist on the season • First career goal against Connecticut • First career assist came on Megan Mischler goal at Cincinnati

FAVORITES Favorite food ... Mexican Favorite musician ... Lady Gaga Favorite movies ... Bridesmaids and all of the Harry Potter movies Favorite car ... white Audi S4 convertible Favorite athlete ... Kobe Bryant and Abby Wambach FILL-INS I would never be caught ... taking a self-pic in the mirror. My greatest on-field moment was ... winning the 2010 BIG EAST Championship. One coach Izzo-Brown saying I’ll never forget is ... “They were a good team, they made 7 out of 4 shots.”

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In High School • Three-time first team all-state performer at Wilson High – ranked as one of the nation’s Top 5 programs • NSCAA High School All-American • Team MVP honors following a 23-goal, 17-assist junior season • Moore League first-team selection in each of the last three high school seasons; League’s offensive MVP • Press-Telegram Dream Team Player of the Year and Long Beach Century Club Player of the Year • Played club soccer for the Slammers FC – five-time defending Cal South state champions • Helped teams win regional titles in 2005, 2007-08 Personal • Daughter of Dale and Maureen Dillon • One of four children • Birthday is September 2 • Majoring in exercise physiology • Father played basketball at Long Beach State • Sister, Alli, played volleyball at USC • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll member and BIG EAST Academic All-Star

My pregame rituals include ... writing on Katie Lenz’s wrist tape. Otherwise, I just try to stay relaxed and focused. I chose WVU because ... of the coaching staff, the college town, and the team chemistry.

Dillon’s Career Numbers Year M MS S 2010 20 1 11

QUOTE I ADMIRE “Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.” - Oprah Winfrey

Dillon’s Single Game Career Highs Shots 2, three times, most recent vs. USF (09/26/10) Shots on Goal 1, four times, most recent vs. Connecticut (10/22/10) Goals 1, vs. Connecticut (10/22/10) Assists 1, at Cincinnati (10/01/10) Points 2, vs. Connecticut (10/22/10)

G 1

GWG A 0 1

Pts 3

C/E 0/0

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Katie Lenz

[ 5-6 • sophomore • forward • mechanicsburg, pa. ] At West Virginia In 2010 • Appeared in 13 matches as a rookie • First career assist came on Frances Silva goal at Bowling Green • Logged seven matches of 10-plus minutes as a reserve forward

FAVORITES Favorite food ... BBQ chicken Favorite musician ... Goo Goo Dolls Favorite movie ... Inception Favorite car ... Pontiac G6 Favorite athlete ... Derek Jeter FILL-INS I would never be caught ... not wearing at least one bracelet. My greatest on-field moment was ... winning the 2010 BIG EAST Championship. One coach Izzo-Brown saying I’ll never forget is ... “It doesn’t take athleticism to hustle.” My pregame rituals include ... listening to my iPod and putting my socks and shin guards on the same way. I chose WVU because ... of the family atmosphere, the coaches, my teammates and the winning tradition. QUOTE I ADMIRE “You can do anything you put your mind to.”

In High School • Three-time all-state selection for Trinity High, leading team to state finals with a 24-3 record as a senior • An NSCAA High School All-American • Two-time team captain and team MVP, leading teams to four division titles • Scored 109 goals and dished out 53 assists in her career • Scored 33 goals and tallied 20 assists for 86 points as a senior • The Sentinel Player of the Year in 2010 • 2010 Gatorade state player of the year nominee • All-conference performer in each of her four seasons (2007-10) • Four-time all-Sentinel first team (2007-10) • Three-time Patriot News Big 11 first-team choice and three-time division player of the year • Played club soccer for the Hershey Attack, led four teams to Eastern Pennsylvania state championships (2004, 2007-09) • 2006 squad was regional champions, regional premier champions and national finalists • A member of ODP teams from 2004-09; ODP regional team appearances in 2005, 2007-08 • Honor roll student and member of the National Honor Society Personal • Daughter of Christopher and Lisa Lenz • One of five children • Birthday is October 6 • Majoring in nursing • Father played basketball at Moravian College • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll member and BIG EAST Academic All-Star

Lenz’s Career Numbers Year M MS S 2010 13 0 1

G 0

GWG A 0 1

Pts 1

C/E 0/0

Lenz’s Single Game Career Highs Shots 1, at Cincinnati (10/01/10) Shots on Goal 1, at Cincinnati (10/01/10) Goals 0 Assists 1, at Bowling Green (08/27/10) Points 1, at Bowling Green (08/27/10)

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Sara Keane

[ 5-9 • r-freshman • goalkeeper • mt. laurel, n.j. ] At West Virginia In 2010 • Redshirted At West Virginia In 2009 • Medical Redshirt • Rehabbed a torn ACL that occurred in final semester of high school

FAVORITES Favorite food ... anything edible Favorite musician ... Kanye West Favorite movies ... Stand by Me or She’s Out of My League Favorite car ... Lexus RX 300 Favorite athlete ... Blake Miller FILL-INS I would never be caught ... talking to Chelsey Corroto in public. My greatest on-field moment was ... winning the 2010 BIG EAST Championship. One coach Izzo-Brown saying I’ll never forget is ... there are far too many to even begin to choose my favorite. My pregame rituals include ... I don’t really have one but I guess just talking to the girls who sit next to me in the locker room. I chose WVU because ... of the coaching staff and how close knit the team was. I loved the environment and how supportive everyone is. QUOTE I ADMIRE “The greatest enemy of best is ‘good.’ If you’re willing to accept ‘good,’ you’ll never be the ‘best’” - Charles Kaiser

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In High School • Posted 43 shutouts in three seasons for Bishop Eustace Prep • Team won four conference championships (2005-08) and two Parochial B state championships (2006, 2008) • South Jersey Goalkeeper of the Year for three straight seasons (2006-08) • Three-time first team all-conference, first team all-South Jersey and Star Ledger all-state • Teams were South Jersey champions three years (2006-08) • Coached by her father in club soccer, the Mt. Laurel United Fire, and with teammate Nicolette DeLaurentis • 2008 team were U-17 state cup champions • NSCAA/adidas youth girls all-Region selection • Played on New Jersey state ODP teams for the past five seasons (2004-08), including a U-15 national championship squad • Played on Region I teams in 2004, 2006 and 2007, and was a U-16 and U-17 National Pool participant • Golden Glove winner at ODP nationals and at the 2007 adidas ESP • Participated in the 2007 adidas ESP Camp and 2007 Nike Premier 50 Camp Personal • Daughter of Mike and Kim Keane • One of two children • Birthday is June 7 • Majoring in sport management (sport marketing emphasis) • Father played soccer at Wilkes University • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll member and BIG EAST Academic All-Star

Keane’s Career Numbers Year M MS Min 2009 medical redshirt 2010 redshirt

GA GA Avg. Saves Sho Record

Keane’s Single Game Career Highs Saves Goals-Against Minutes Played

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Frances Silva

[ 5-4 • sophomore • forward • overland park, kan. ] At West Virginia In 2010 • Appeared in all 24 matches, starting the final 20 • Recorded four goals and three assists for 11 points on the season • BIG EAST all-Freshman Team • Soccer America all-Rookie second team • BIG EAST Rookie of the Week (Oct. 18) • Voted team’s most improved player • Played the most minutes of any freshman in 2010, totaling 1,625 • Netted game-winning goal in 2-1 win over Providence • First career goal at Bowling Green • First career assist on Blake Miller goal against Villanova FAVORITES Favorite food ... ice cream Favorite musician ... Adele Favorite movie ... Love and Other Drugs Favorite car ... Chevrolet Volt (electric car) Favorite athlete ... Kevin Durant FILL-INS I would never be caught ... rubbing Mac’s feet. My greatest on-field moment was ... winning the 2010 BIG EAST Championship. One coach Izzo-Brown saying I’ll never forget is ... “Fran, your left foot is just awkward and slow.” My pregame rituals include ... listening to the same songs on my iPod and going through our pregame warmup the same way. I chose WVU because ... of the tradition, the work ethic, and the commitment to win and give it your all. QUOTE I ADMIRE “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.”

In High School • Four-year starter at Blue Valley North High, helped team to a state championship in 2007 • Totaled 41 goals and 17 assists • Holds the school record for goals in a game (4), goals in a season (20), assists in a game (4), points in a game (8) and points in a season (48) • Named all-state and all-league for three-straight seasons (2007-09) • Kansas City Sun all-offensive and defensive teams (2007-09) • Kansas City Star all-metro teams (2007-09) • Played club soccer with Blue Valley Stars Mallorca – six-time defending state cup champions • ODP state team member in 2005-09 • Member of the ODP regional teams in 2006-09 and an ODP national pool participant in 2006 • Four-year honor roll student Personal • Daughter of Miguel Silva and Dina Leon • One of three children • Birthday is November 2 • Majoring in broadcast journalism • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll member and BIG EAST Academic All-Star

Silva’s Career Numbers Year M MS S 2010 24 20 33

G 4

GWG A 1 3

Pts 11

C/E 0/0

Silva’s Single Game Career Highs Shots 4, twice, most recent at St. John’s (10/10/10) Shots on Goal 3, vs. Georgetown (10/17/10) Goals 1, four times, most recent vs. Connecticut (11/05/10) Assists 1, three times, most recent vs. Rutgers (10/31/10) Points 3, vs. Georgetown (10/17/10)

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Kara Blosser

[ 5-9 • junior • midfielder • spotsylvania, va. ] At NC State in 2009-10 • Two-year starter in the midfield, earning ACC all-Freshman Team honors in 2009 • Appeared in 37 matches, starting 35 • Scored seven points on three goals, including two game-winners, and one assist in 2010 • Attempted a team-best 64 shots, good enough for ninth in the ACC • Totaled 20 points in 2009 with nine goals – the most by a Wolfpack freshman in 20 years • ACC all-Academic Team selection

In High School • A four-year captain at Courtland High under coach Dennis Berry • Compiled a 69-14-5 record in her career with a school-record 123 goals • Scored 35 goals as a senior, reaching state semifinals on an 18-1-2 team • Two-time all-state, all-region, all-district and Free Lance-Star all-Area Player of the Year • First team all-Met by the Washington Post as a senior • Scored a team-leading 34 goals and handed out 20 assists as a junior, while advancing to state title match • Recorded 33 goals and 12 assists as a sophomore; 23 goals and six helpers as a freshman

• Played club for coach Pete Cinalli of the Fredericksburg Impact • Virginia ODP member for four years and attended ODP national camp in January of 2008 • Also played volleyball and basketball at Courtland Personal • Daughter of Mark and Kari Blosser • One of two children • Birthday is October 13 • Majoring in forensic science/biology

Erin Brown

[ 5-4 • freshman • midfielder • spotsylvania county, va. ] In High School • Three-year letterwinner at Riverbend High for coach Becca Berry • Led team to three consecutive district titles • Coaches Award winner on regional championship team • Played club soccer for Fredericksburg Area Soccer Association, twice named team captain

• Recorded 23 goals and 27 assists in league play the past three seasons • Central district ODP member from 2005-06 and 2008-09 • National Honor Society member • Member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Young Life

Kendall Bush

• Honor roll student • Played club soccer for EPIC United for coaches Dave Baker, Dustin Robins and Bob Trumble • Member of state cup champion teams in 2007 and 2009 • Maryland ODP member in 2006 and 2007

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Personal • Daughter of Todd and Michelle Brown • One of three children • Birthday is March 9 • Father played soccer at Washington and Lee

[ 5-4 • freshman• midfielder • martinsburg, w.va. ] In High School • Four-year starter at Martinsburg High for coach Meredith Maztach • Four-time all-state, all-area and all-Apple Valley Conference • Named team MVP and rising star honoree • Led team in assists as a junior and senior, team leader in goals as a senior • Tallied 34 goals and 49 assists in her career

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Personal • Daughter of Eric and Elizabeth Bush • One of two children • Birthday is November 10

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Ali Connelly

[ 5-6 • freshman • midfielder • south bend, ind. ] In High School • Four-year letterwinner for Saint Joseph’s High for coach Johan Kuitse • Three-time all-conference selection • As a senior, awarded Most Dedicated Team Player, Top Team Player and Team Captain honors • 2009 all-Diocesan and 2010 all-District selections • Led her squad to two Final Fours and the 2010 state championship; team ranked No. 7 nationally • Twice named academic all-state

• Played club soccer for Jr. Irish under for Tim Kuhar, serving as team captain • Team finished state runner-up in 2009 and 2010 • A three-time all-conference runner in track; played basketball for two seasons • National Honor Society member, High Honor Roll member every semester and Saint Joseph Scholar honoree

Personal • Daughter of Tim and Donna Connelly • One of two children • Birthday is October 10 • Father ran track and cross country at Notre Dame and is its head women’s cross country coach • Mother is a WVU graduate

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Jessica Crowder

[ 5-2 • freshman • midfielder • cary, n.c. ] In High School • Two-time all-state pick at Needham Broughton High for coach Izzy Hernandez • 2010 ESPN Rise Top Player for state of North Carolina • Three-time all-region and all-conference selection • Played club soccer for CASL 91 for coaches Rusty Scarborough and Jay Howell • Played in 2009 adidas Elite Soccer Program

• Class of 2011 Player to Watch by TopDrawerSoccer and TopDrawerSoccer Top 10 Regional player • Attended USYS ODP regional and state camps from 2005-09 • Member of 2007-08 USL Super Y ODP regional teams • Four-time state cup champion • Three-time USL Super Y regional cham pion; 2006 US National Club finalist • National Honor Society member and Distinguished Honor Roll choice

Sam Molina

Personal • Daughter of Dave and Ellain Crowder • One of two children • Birthday is October 27 • Mother played softball at Illinois Tech • Second degree black belt in tae kwon do

[ 5-2 • freshman • forward • huntington, w.va. ] In High School • Four-time all-state performer at Cabell Midland High for coach Alex Boyer • 2011 Gatorade West Virginia Girls Soccer Player of the Year • Three-time first team all-state (2007, 2009-10); three-time first team all conference • Recorded 91 goals and 32 assists in her career, including 16 hat tricks and 16 game-winners • Successfully converted 19-21 PKs

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• 2010 North/South Senior Team selection, recording 21 goals and 17 assists as a senior • 2009 state AAA Girls Forward of the Year • 2008 second team all-state, leading team to conference and sectional titles • Also ran track (2011) and played basketball (2007) and football (2009); first female kicker at CMHS • Played club for several teams, most recently with West Virginia United for former Mountaineer Christen Seaman

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• Member of state cup champions teams from 2005-10 • Member of ODP state teams from 2003-08 • Honor roll student Personal • Daughter of Dawn and the late Louis Molina • One of five children • Birthday is November 13


Kristene Mumby

[ 5-9 • freshman • goalkeeper • ellicott city, md. ] In High School • First team all-state as a senior at Marriotts Ridge High for coach Robin Grey • ESPN RISE Fall State All-Stars for state of Maryland • First team all-county with a .920 save percentage on team that won county title • 2010 Washington Post and Baltimore Sun second team all-metro • Played three seasons at St. Vincent Pallotti, leading 2007 team to conference title

• Second team all-county as a junior, making 108 saves with a .850 save percentage • Played club for Freestate United for coach Pat Noel • Member of ODP state teams from 2006-08 • State cup champions and regional semifinalist in 2008 • 2009 Colonial League champions • Also played basketball and ran track • Honor roll student

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Personal • Daughter of William and Shirene Mumby • One of four children • Birthday is July 6

Katie Osterman

[ 5-9 • freshman • goalkeeper • virginia beach, va. ] In High School • Standout goalkeeper from Bishop Sullivan Catholic High for coach Cesar Rizzo • Second team all-state selection • Two-time team captain, team defensive MVP award winner • District tournament defensive MVP • Played club soccer for Virginia Rush for coach Carey Aliff

• Named to 2010 ECNL Showcase Tournament all-Event Team • Also played basketball, ran cross country and swam for two seasons • National Honor Society member

Megan Robinson

• Earned Coaches Choice Award in 2009 • Played club soccer for FC Wheeling United for coach Amy Bell • National Honor Society member • Student Council and Key Club participant

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Personal • Daughter of Tony and Joyce Osterman • One of four children • Birthday is December 13 • Father played collegiate lacrosse

[ 5-6 • freshman • defender • wheeling, w.va. ] In High School • Four-year defender from Wheeling Park High for coach Aubrey Taylor • Honorable mention all-state as a senior • First team all-OVAC • All-Academic Team selection • Twice named team’s defensive player of the year • Honorable mention all-OVAC as a junior

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Personal • Daughter of Jim and Ali Robinson • One of three children • Birthday is August 18

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Ashley Ramsey

[ 5-8 • freshman • midfielder • morgantown, w.va. ] In High School • Four-year letterwinner at University High for coach Ray Petrisin • Three-time all-state selection (2008-10), leading team to back-to-back state titles (2009, 2010) • 2010 WV Sports Writer’s Player of the Year, 2010 WV Midfielder of the Year • Totaled 68 goals and 50 assists in career • 2010 NCAC Player of the Year and four time NCAC all-conference • 2010 OVAC all-Valley Team

• Played club soccer for West Virginia United for former Mountaineer Christen Seaman • 2010 state champions and ODP member from 2006-08 • 2008 Regional Pool participant • Principal’s Honor Roll and National Honor’s Society member • Three-year Spanish Honorary and Math Honorary

Kate Schwindel

Personal • Daughter of Mark and Cindy Ramsey • One of two children • Birthday is July 20 • Mother played soccer at NC State

[ 5-6 • freshman • forward • livingston, n.j. ] In High School • Team captain at Livingston High for coach Paul Raiz • 2010 ESPN Rise Fall All-American and ESPN RISE Fall State All-Stars for state of New Jersey • 2010 New Jersey Soccer Female Player of the Year • Two-time first team all-state, four-time all-conference and four-time all-county • Totaled 118 goals and 68 assists in her career • Recorded 40 goals and 20 assists as a senior, finishing as state runner-up

• Played club soccer for Montclair United Thunderbolts for coach Ashley Hammond • Led Thunderbolts to 2009 state championship, three other state finalists • 2008 and 2009 US U17 National Team Pool; U14 National Camp • Member of NJ ODP teams from 2005-11 • Three-time region one ODP player • Member of region one ODP team, competing at trips to Costa Rica, Portugal and Russia

Annalika Steyn

[ 5-9 • freshman • forward • hoover, ala. ] In High School • Three-year varsity starter for Spain Pak High for coach Robert Starr • 2010 ESPN Rise Spring All-American; tabbed No. 12 in ESPN’s Fab 50 • 2010 Gatorade Alabama Girls Soccer Player of the Year • 2010 Birmingham News and Shelby County Reporter Soccer Player of the Year • Totaled 38 goals and 19 assists entering her senior season • Led team to back-to-back state championships (2009, 2010)

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• Two-time MVP of the class 6A state tournament and twice named all-state • Twice named all-metro and a 2010 League All-Star Team selection • 2009 Hoover Soccer Player of the Year • Played club soccer for Birmingham United for coach Andrew Brower • Member of seven state champion teams, including four straight (2007-10) • 2009 ECNL all-star at Disney Showcase • 2009 adidas ESP all-star participant • Member of ODP state teams from 2007-09 and ODP regional team participant (2007, 2008)

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• ODP participant with trips to Costa Rica and Denmark • 2008 National Team camp participant Personal • Daughter of Adrie and Spira Steyn • One of three children • Birthday is April 8 • Father played rugby and mother ran track • Accomplished poet


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Season Preview

[ 2011 marks the program’s 16th season ] Hosting Championships West Virginia University and Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium have been chosen as the host site of the 2011 BIG EAST Women’s Soccer Championship. “We are thrilled to again serve as host of the BIG EAST Women’s Soccer Championship,” says coach Nikki Izzo-Brown. “We play in one of the nation’s premier conferences and the weekend tournament will allow our great fan base the opportunity to watch some quality soccer in a great venue. WVU previously played host to the 2007 championship, a year in which the Mountaineers won their first conference tournament title. Midfielder Lisa DuCote converted the final penalty kick in West Virginia’s 5-3 shootout win over Notre Dame. In the last four seasons, more than 43,000 fans have attended women’s soccer matches at Dick Dlesk. Ten teams qualify for the BIG EAST Championship, which takes place on campus sites during first round and quarterfinal play. WVU will play host to semifinal games on Friday, Nov. 4, and the championship game will follow on Sunday, Nov. 6. The winner of the championship game will receive an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.

Challenging Competition The 2011 West Virginia women’s soccer schedule is a grueling one, facing eight teams that appeared in the 2010 NCAA tournament – Connecticut, Georgetown, High Point, Marquette, Ohio State, Penn State, USF and Virginia. “We are looking forward to an exciting 2011 season,” says coach Izzo-Brown. “Our schedule has a good mix of conference and non-conference opponents that will help prepare us to make a deep postseason run.” First Time Foe West Virginia will square off against one first-time opponent this fall. The Mountaineers will battle High Point on Sunday, Sept. 11 in Morgantown. The Panthers, a member of the Big South Conference, are led by coach Marty Beall. High Point has won the last two Big South championship titles. In the program’s 15-year existence (heading into 2011), the Mountaineers have faced 82 different teams. First-time opponents in 2010 were Florida Atlantic and Morehead State.

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Home Sweet Home Mountaineer soccer teams have played well in Morgantown throughout the years, putting together a 58-10-8 (.804) home record since Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium opened in August 2004. West Virginia was 13-2-1 at home in 2007 with losses to Wake Forest in the regular season and to eventual national champion USC in the NCAA quarterfinals. The 16 home games that season are the most in a single season in WVU history. Last season, WVU posted a 10-1-1 home record with a 1-0 victory over fifth-ranked Virginia – matching the highest ranked opponent defeated in school history. All-BIG EAST Returnees West Virginia returns eight starters, including five all-BIG EAST performers this year. Those student-athletes are senior forward Blake Miller (second team 2010; honorable mention, 2008), and juniors Bri Rodriguez (first team, 2010; rookie team, 2009), Bry McCarthy (third team, 2010) and Caroline Szwed (rookie team, 2009) and sophomore Frances Silva (rookie team, 2010).

Elite Instruction In 15 seasons, as the only coach in the history of Mountaineer women’s soccer, coach Nikki Izzo-Brown has built a one-time infant program into one of the nation’s elite. Entering the 2011 season, she ranks 21st among NCAA Division I coaches all-time with a .696 winning percentage (includes one year at West Virginia Wesleyan). Izzo-Brown has secured double-digit wins in each of the past 11 seasons and she has never had a losing season in 16 years as a head coach. Her career record stands at 22087-32. Offense Returning The 2011 Mountaineers return 84% of its goals and 89% of its assists this fall. Gone are graduates Megan Mischler (7G, 2A) and Ashtin Larkin (0G, 2A). West Virginia totaled 45 goals in 2010 after scoring a program-low 22 goals in 2009. Forward Blake Miller returns for her senior season after leading WVU in goals (10), assists (9) and points (29) in 2010. Her nine assists tied for fifth most in a single season at WVU. The Mountaineers are 18-2-1 all-time when Blake Miller scores a goal. Twelve different Mountaineers on the 2011 roster have scored a goal in their WVU careers.


Season Preview

[ 2011 marks the program’s 16th season ] Back Line Experience West Virginia returns all four starters along the back line this fall. Seniors Drew Barklage, Erica Henderson and Meghan Lewis and junior Bry McCarthy each started all 24 matches a year ago. The 2010 defense set the single season record for shutouts at 14 with its clean sheet against Morehead State in NCAA first round action. It surpassed the previous school record of 13 set in each of the previous four seasons. The Mountaineers also return senior Chelsey Corroto and junior Mallory Smith who have performed well off the bench to assist in WVU’s defensive efforts. Experience Counts Five Mountaineers have played in more than 50 matches at West Virginia, led by forward Blake Miller with 70 appearances, including 60 starts. Meghan Lewis (68), Erica Henderson (66), Morgan Betscher (60) and Chelsey Corroto (56) make up the 50-plus listing. And 12 different players on the 2011 roster have started at least one match in their career.

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Erica Henderson (17) has appeared in 66 matches for the Mountaineers over the past three seasons. Spanning the Globe WVU features student-athletes from Canada and 15 different U.S. states on its 2011 roster. Four players come from West Virginia, three from Illinois, New Jersey and Virginia. Canada and Missouri claim two players each. Ten states have one player wearing the Old Gold and Blue. Helping Kick Cancer The women’s soccer team raised $12,650 this spring in its effort to help fight breast cancer. All of the money raised goes directly to the Betty Puskar Breast Cancer Fund at the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center. A check presentation for the money raised this past spring will be held at halftime of one of the fall matches. The WVU women’s soccer team has raised more than $72,000 over the past eight years to help fight breast cancer.

Blake Miller paced the Mountaineers with 11 goals in 2010, earning second team all-BIG EAST honors.

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Q&A with Coach Izzo-Brown [ a sit down with izzo-brown ]

Q: You return 84 percent of your goal scoring from last year. Will the offense be a strength of this year’s team? Izzo-Brown: You have to put the ball in the back of the net to win games. I am looking for a variety of people to contribute offensively. Sure Blake Miller and Bri Rodriguez are going to score, but we need goals from everyone. Often we do a good job of creating shots, but they have to be more on frame. I am looking for play-makers and finishers. There is a lot of talent on this team, but there needs to be more with a scoring mentality. Q: Gone is four-year starter Kerri Butler at goalkeeper. What do you expect from possible replacement Sara Keane this season? Izzo-Brown: Kerri is our all-time shutout leader in goal and helped us win two BIG EAST Championships. While her contributions will be greatly missed, I am anxious to see the career of Sara Keane get started. She has patiently waited her turn and is coming off a very good spring. She is a very demanding and vocal goalkeeper who must utilize the experienced back line in front of her. Sara and our incoming goalkeepers just need more reps right now.

Coach Nikki Izzo-Brown answered some questions at the beginning of the summer about her West Virginia women’s soccer program. Q: Were you pleased with how the spring season went and what types of things did you accomplish? Izzo-Brown: We had a very productive spring season where our girls could really focus on individual development. They were able to work on becoming elite athletes with the help of our strength coach, Jerry Handley. The spring competition is more about getting better each time out, rather than working for a result. We were able to experiment with some lineups and positions, all in an effort to prepare us for the fall.

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Q: You again have a schedule full of tough opponents. Talk about the 2011 slate. Izzo-Brown: I’ve said this many times but to be the best, you have to play the best. Playing quality opponents throughout the season will help prepare us for postseason play. There are a number of big name programs on our schedule that will challenge us. We have a good mix of non-conference and conference opponents for our great fans to see us at home. And we are thrilled to again serve as host of the BIG EAST Women’s Soccer Championship in November. It will be an exciting tournament weekend for our team, our fans and our University.”

Q: As you pointed out, the back line is experienced with all four starters returning in Drea Barklage, Erica Henderson, Meghan Lewis and Bry McCarthy. How valuable is it to have all four back for another year? Izzo-Brown: The organization of your back line in soccer is very critical. For us to have all four starters back, with experience at a high level of play, it will be invaluable to us this fall. And with a new goalkeeper, having a seasoned group of defenders is very helpful. Q: The team continues to draw large crowds at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium. Does the team look forward to playing in front of the big crowds at Dick Dlesk? Izzo-Brown: We average better than 1,000 fans a game and have great support throughout the community. I can’t express in words how hard the girls work and how motivated they are to play in front of a home crowd. The crowd can impact the momentum of a game and serve as a 12th player in the stands.


Q&A with Coach Izzo-Brown [ a sit down with izzo-brown ] Q: Bry McCarthy spent part of her spring and summer training with the Full Canadian National Team. What did that do for her confidence as we enter the fall? Izzo-Brown: It was good for Bry to go out and prove she could compete at that level. Being able to train in that speed of play and the confidence of going against your country’s best, is only going to help Bry and our back line as a unit. Q: Your team has won nine straight NSCAA team academic awards. How have your teams been able to achieve academic and athletic success at the same time? Izzo-Brown: As a staff, we’ve tried to send the message that you have to be motivated on and off the field to be successful. The philosophy has always been that you just can’t turn it on and off. Everything you do must be approached with the best of your ability. Having a large number of Academic All-Americans on the wall next to soccer All-Americans says a lot about our girls. We are proud of the NSCAA team academic awards because it shows we are getting it done on the field and in the classroom.

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Q: Justify the following statement: the BIG EAST conference is a soccer powerhouse. Izzo-Brown: Having Notre Dame, the defending national champion in the conference, speaks for itself, let alone West Virginia, Rutgers, Connecticut, Louisville, Marquette and Georgetown. I expect this conference to always produce quality NCAA tournament teams. On any given day, anyone can win or lose in this conference. You have to be prepared for 90 minutes of intense soccer any time you step on the field for a BIG EAST match. Q: When you are on the road recruiting, what is the most important thing you look for in a student-athlete? Izzo-Brown: The most important thing is athletic ability. After that we look for hard workers who are competitive and technical. We want them to have a strong desire to compete and to be the best. Sara Keane hopes to become WVU’s starting goalkeeper in 2011.

Q: What has been the key ingredient of your success in building this program? Izzo-Brown: Hard work. If you have kids with the right attitude, anything can happen. To be the very best, you must work hard and earn your full potential. Q: What is the one thing about West Virginia women’s soccer that sells the program to a potential student-athlete? Izzo-Brown: I think it is the family atmosphere we have here. Once you commit to West Virginia, you commit to a family. You immediately have people who care about you. Q: Where do you see the future of this program going?

Bry McCarthy spent portions of WVU’s 2011 spring season with the Full Canadian National Team.

Izzo-Brown: I see us going to a Final Four and winning a national championship. That’s our vision. That’s our goal. And we are very close to making it happen.

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2011 Schedule

[ 2011 marks the programs 16th season ]

2011 WVU Women’s Soccer Schedule Day Date Opponent Wednesday Aug. 10 at Maryland (exhibition) Saturday Aug. 13 CENTRAL MICHIGAN (exhibition) Friday Aug. 19 at Virginia Sunday Aug. 21 PURDUE Friday Aug. 26 at Penn State^ Sunday Aug. 28 vs. George Mason^ Thursday Sept. 1 OHIO STATE Sunday Sept. 4 MARSHALL Sunday Sept. 11 HIGH POINT Thursday Sept. 15 at USF Sunday Sept. 18 MARQUETTE Friday Sept. 23 SETON HALL Sunday Sept. 25 RUTGERS (CBS Sports Network) Friday Sept. 30 at Georgetown Sunday Oct. 2 at Villanova Friday Oct. 7 ST. JOHN’S Sunday Oct. 9 SYRACUSE Friday Oct. 14 at Providence Sunday Oct. 16 at Connecticut Friday Oct. 21 at Pitt Thursday Oct. 27 BIG EAST First Round (at campus sites) Sunday Oct. 30 BIG EAST Quarterfinals (at campus sites) Friday Nov. 4 BIG EAST Semifinals (Morgantown, W.Va.) Sunday Nov. 6 BIG EAST Finals (Morgantown, W.Va.) * All times Eastern and subject to change ^ Penn State Invitational – University Park, Pa.

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Time 6:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. TBA TBA TBA TBA


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Opponent Information

[ games 1 - 7 • Aug. 19 - Sept. 11] GM1

at Virginia Location: Charlottesville, Va. Friday, Aug. 19 Conference: Atlantic Coast Nickname: Cavaliers Head Coach: Steve Swanson Record at UVA: 138-56-29 (11 seasons) 2010 Record: 10-6-6-/4-4-2 2010 Postseason: NCAA Sweet 16 SID Contact: Steve Kirkland Email: skirkland@virginia.edu Phone: 434-982-5535 www.virginiasports.com

GM2

PURDUE Location: West Lafayette, Ind. Sunday, Aug. 21 Conference: Big Ten Nickname: Boilermakers

Game 1

Aug. 19

at Virginia

7:00 p.m.

Game 2

Aug. 21

PURDUE

1:00 p.m.

Game 3

Aug. 26

at Penn State

7:30 p.m.

Game 4

Aug. 28

vs. George Mason

2:30 p.m.

Game 5

Sept. 1

OHIO STATE

7:00 p.m.

Game 6

Sept. 4

MARSHALL

7:30 p.m.

Game 7

Sept. 11

HIGH POINT

1:00 p.m.

GM5

Head Coach: Robert Klatte Record at PUR: 208-149-35 (13 seasons) 2010 Record: 6-12-2/2-7-1 2010 Postseason: None

Head Coach: Lori Walker Record at OSU: 158-111-22 (14 seasons) 2010 Record: 17-5-2/8-2-0 2010 Postseason: NCAA College Cup

SID Contact: Ben Turner Email: benturner@purdue.edu Phone: 765-494-3198 www.purduesports.com

GM3

GM4

at Penn State Location: University Park, Pa. Friday, Aug. 26 Conference: Big Ten Nickname: Nittany Lions

OHIO STATE Location: Columbus, Ohio Thursday, Sept. 1 Conference: Big Ten Nickname: Buckeyes

SID Contact: Brett Rybak Email: Rybak.13@osu.edu Phone: 614-292-1112 www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com

GM6

MARSHALL Location: Huntington, W.Va. Sunday, Sept. 4 Conference: Conference USA Nickname: Thundering Herd

Head Coach: Erica Walsh Record at PSU: 58-27-5 (four seasons) 2010 Record: 11-9-1/8-2-0 2010 Postseason: NCAA Second Round

Head Coach: Kevin Long Record at MU: 24-26-7 (three seasons) 2010 Record: 7-9-3/5-5-1 2010 Postseason: None

SID Contact: Jeremy Fallis Email: jsf16@psu.edu Phone: 814-865-1757 www.gopsusports.com

SID Contact: Paige Schneider Email: schneider29@live.marshall.edu Phone: 304-696-5276 www.HerdZone.com

vs George Mason Location: Fairfax, Va. Sunday, Aug. 28 Conference: Colonial Athletic Association Nickname: Patriots

GM7

HIGH POINT Location: High Point, N.C. Sunday, Sept. 11 Conference: Big South Nickname: Panthers

Head Coach: Diane Drake Record at GMU: 64-61-1 (7 seasons) 2010 Record: 11-7-2/7-4-0 2010 Postseason: None

Head Coach: Marty Beall Record at HP: 18-26-3 (two seasons) 2010 Record: 11-11-1/6-2-1 2010 Postseason: NCAA First Round

SID Contact: Richard Coco Email: rcoco@gmu.edu Phone: 703-993-3259 www.gomason.com

SID Contact: Joe Arancio Email: jarancio@highpoint.edu Phone: 336-841-4638 www.highpointpanthers.com

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Opponent Information

[ games 8 - 14 • Sept. 15 - Oct. 7] GM8

at USF Location: Tampa, Fla. Thursday, Sept. 15 Conference: BIG EAST Nickname: Bulls Head Coach: Denise Schilte-Brown Record at USF: 34-31-12 (four seasons) 2010 Record: 14-6-3/6-3-2 2010 Postseason: NCAA Second Round SID Contact: Brad Borghetti Email: bborghetti@admin.usf.edu Phone: 813-974-4087 www.gousfbulls.com

GM9

MARQUETTE Location: Milwaukee, Wis. Sunday, Sept. 18 Conference: BIG EAST Nickname: Golden Eagles

Game 8

Sept. 15

at USF

7:30 p.m.

Game 9

Sept. 18

MARQUETTE

1:00 p.m.

Game 10 Sept. 23

SETON HALL

7:00 p.m.

Game 11 Sept. 25

RUTGERS

Game 12 Sept. 30

at Georgetown

3:00 p.m.

Game 13 Oct. 2

at Villanova

1:00 p.m.

Game 14 Oct. 7

ST. JOHN’S

7:00 p.m.

at Georgetown Location: Washington, D.C. Enrollment: 14,148 Conference: BIG EAST Nickname: Hoyas

GM12 Friday, Sept. 30

Head Coach: Markus Roeders Record at MARQ: 218-85-34 (15 seasons) 2010 Record: 16-5-3/11-0-0 2010 Postseason: NCAA Sweet 16

Head Coach: Dave Nolan Record at GT: 80-51-13 (eight seasons) 2010 Record: 15-7-2/7-3-1 2010 Postseason: NCAA Elite Eight

SID Contact: Amy Ufnowski Email: amy.ufnowski@marquette.edu Phone: 414-288-7419 www.gomarquette.com

GM10

GM11

SETON HALL Location: South Orange, N.J. Friday, Sept. 23 Conference: BIG EAST Nickname: Pirates

12:00 p.m.

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SID Contact: Mike “Mex” Carey Email: mbc32@georgetown.edu Phone: 202-687-2475 www.guhoyas.com

GM13

at Villanova Location: Villanova, Pa. Sunday, Oct. 2 Conference: BIG EAST Nickname: Wildcats

Head Coach: Kazbek Tambi Record at SYR: 24-40-6 (four seasons) 2010 Record: 7-10-1/3-7-1 2010 Postseason: None

Head Coach: John Byford Record at NOVA: 29-25-6 (three seasons) 2010 Record: 7-12-0/2-9-0 2010 Postseason: None

SID Contact: Joe Montefusco Email: montefjo@shu.edu Phone: 973-761-9493 www.shupirates.com

SID Contact: David Berman Email: david.berman@villanova.edu Phone: 610-519-4122 www.villanova.com

RUTGERS Location: New Brunswick, N.J. Sunday, Sept. 25 Conference: BIG EAST Nickname: Scarlet Knights

GM14

ST. JOHN’S Location: Queens, N.Y. Friday, Oct. 7 Conference: BIG EAST Nickname: Red Storm

Head Coach: Glenn Crooks Record at SYR: 123-83-27 (11 seasons) 2010 Record: 10-9-1/5-5-1 2010 Postseason: None

Head Coach: Ian Stone Record at STJ: 155-132-36 (16 seasons) 2010 Record: 6-10-2/3-7-1 2010 Postseason: None

SID Contact: Allison Miller Email: amiller@scarletknights.com Phone: 732-445-8332 www.scarletknights.com

SID Contact: Kristin Duffy Email: duffyk@stjohns.edu Phone: 718-990-1522 www.redstormsports.com

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Opponent Information

[ games 15 - 18 • Oct. 9 - Oct 21 • postseason ] GM15

SYRACUSE Location: Syracuse, N.Y. Sunday, Oct. 9 Conference: BIG EAST Nickname: Orange Head Coach: Phil Wheddon Record at SYR: 16-31-10 (three seasons) 2010 Record: 6-9-5/3-6-2 2010 Postseason: None SID Contact: Susie Mehringer Email: skmehrin@syr.edu Phone: 315-443-2608 www.suathletics.com

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at Providence Location: Providence, R.I. Friday, Oct. 14 Conference: BIG EAST Nickname: Friars

Game 15 Oct. 9

SYRACUSE

7:00 p.m.

Game 16 Oct. 14

at Providence

3:00 p.m.

Game 17 Oct. 16

at Connecticut

1:00 p.m.

Game 18 Oct. 21

at Pitt

7:00 p.m.

Oct. 27 - Nov. 6

BIG EAST Championship

Nov. 11 - Dec. 4

NCAA Championship

BEC

Head Coach: Jim McGirr Record at PROV: 35-56-16 (seven seasons) 2010 Record: 9-7-2/3-6-2 2010 Postseason: None

BIG EAST Quarterfinals Sun., Oct. 30, 2011 Campus Sites BIG EAST Semifinals/Finals Fri./Sun., Nov. 4-6, 2011 Morgantown, W.Va.

SID Contact: TBD Email: TBD Phone: 401-865-1733 www.friars.com

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at Connecticut Location: Storrs, Conn. Sunday, Oct. 16 Conference: BIG EAST Nickname: Huskies

NCAA

Head Coach: Len Tsantiris Record at UCONN: 484-155-46 (30 seasons) 2010 Record: 10-10-3/4-5-2 2010 Postseason: NCAA First Round

at Pitt Location: Pittsburgh, Pa. Friday, Oct. 21 Conference: BIG EAST Nickname: Panthers Head Coach: Sue-Moy Chin Record at PITT: 51-77-19 (eight seasons) 2010 Record: 7-11-2/4-6-1 2010 Postseason: None SID Contact: TBD Email: TBD Phone: 412-648-8240 www.pittsburghpanthers.com

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NCAA NCAA Championship Nov. 11-27 First/Second Rounds (16): November 11 & 13, 2010 On campus sites Third Rounds (8): November 18, 19, or 20, 2010 On campus sites Quarterfinals (4): November 25, 26, or 27, 2010 On campus sites

SID Contact: Matt Lee Email: Matthew.2.lee@uconn.edu Phone: 860-486-3531 www.uconnhuskies.com

GM18

BIG EAST 2011 BIG EAST Championship Oct. 27 - Nov. 6 BIG EAST First Round Thurs., Oct. 27, 2011 Campus sites

CUP

College Cup NCAA Championship Dec. 2-4 Women’s College Cup: December 2 & 4, 2011 KSU Soccer Stadium Kennesaw, Ga.


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Season Review

[ 2010 big east champions ] Six Mountaineers Named All-BIG EAST Six West Virginia women’s soccer players earned all-BIG EAST recognition at the annual BIG EAST Championship awards banquet. Sophomore Bri Rodriguez was named to the all-BIG EAST first team, while senior forward Megan Mischler, senior goalkeeper Kerri Butler and junior forward Blake Miller earned second team honors. Sophomore defender Bry McCarthy was chosen to the all-BIG EAST third team, and freshman forward Frances Silva was named to the all-Rookie team. All-American forward Katie Barnes earned WVU’s first all-BIG EAST first team selection in 2002. Since then, 11 different Mountaineers have earned 20 first team allconference honors. With Rodriguez’s first team all-BIG EAST selection, it gave WVU a midfielder on the league’s first team in each of the last five seasons and eight of the last nine.

18 Wins Ties School Record West Virginia finished the year with an 18-5-1 record, tying the school record for most wins in a season. The 18 victories tied the 2002 and 2007 teams for most wins in a single season. The team also established a new school record with a 14-match win streak, surpassing the previous record of nine, set by the 2002 and 2003 teams. The win streak was the second longest in the nation behind only national runner-up Stanford (19) at the time it was snapped – a season-ending loss to Boston College. NCAA Streak Continues The Mountaineers earned an automatic berth to the NCAA Championship by winning the 2010 BIG EAST tournament. West Virginia has made 11 consecutive trips to the NCAA tournament – the nation’s ninth longest streak. The Mountaineers have advanced to the NCAA Round of 32 in eight of those 11 seasons.

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BIG EAST Champions Junior Meghan Lewis’ game-winner in the 82nd minute gave West Virginia a 1-0 victory over USF on Nov. 7 at Yurcak Field in Piscataway, N.J. The victory gave the women’s soccer program its second BIG EAST Championship and its first since 2007. Five Mountaineers were named to the all-tournament team: forwards Blake Miller and Megan Mischler, defenders Lewis and Bry McCarthy and goalkeeper Kerri Butler. Lewis was named the Most Outstanding Offensive Player while Butler earned Most Outstanding Defensive Player honors. The Mountaineers have qualified for the BIG EAST tournament in 11 straight years; only Connecticut and Rutgers have equaled the feat. Senior Success West Virginia had the 18th winningest senior class (four-year record) in Division I women’s soccer. WVU’s four-year mark stood at 60-20-15. The senior class consisted of Kerri Butler, Cassandra Deitrick, Kristen Felice, Ashtin Larkin, Sydney Metheny and Megan Mischler.

Academic Honors WVU, which finished the season ranked No. 7 in Soccer America’s final poll, also performed well in the classroom in 2010. The team was honored with a ninth consecutive NSCAA Team Academic Award. For the 10th straight season, at least one Mountaineer was named CoSIDA academic all-district. And for the fifth straight season, at least one Mountaineer was named NSCAA scholar all-region.

Meghan Lewis accepts an award at the 2010 BIG EAST Championship.


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[ 11 straight ncaa appearances ] Butler Breaks Shutout Mark Owner of 44 career shutouts, Butler broke the school record for career shutouts in WVU’s 1-0 overtime win at Syracuse. The victory over the Orange pushed Butler past Lana Bannerman (2003-06) as the school’s all-time leader at 37 career shutouts. Butler made four saves against the Orange in picking up her 40th career victory between the posts. Butler closed out her career with 82 appearances, making 80 starts for the Old Gold and Blue. Her 14 shutouts in 2010 were a single-season record at WVU. Butler was named the league’s goalkeeper of the week on back-to-back weeks, earning the honor on Oct. 4 and Oct. 11. She led the BIG EAST in shutouts in conference matches with seven. Team Captains Three student-athletes were voted team captains by their teammates for the 2010 season. Seniors Sydney Metheny, a forward from Elkins, W.Va., and Ashtin Larkin, a midfielder from Cerritos, Calif., along with junior Meghan Lewis, a defender from Naperville, Ill., were named captains.

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Kerri Butler became the school’s all-time shutout leader in her final season with the Mountaineers. Worth Noting • WVU played five teams in the NSCAA’s final top 25, and also earned a final NCAA RPI of No. 12. WVU played five teams in RPI top 15 and nine teams in the top 50. • WVU’s 1-0 win over fifth-ranked Virginia matched the highest-ranked opponent defeated in school history. • WVU’s 3-0 shutout against Georgetown marked the program’s 200th win. • The 1,688 fans in attendance for the NCAA first round match against Morehead State marked the second-largest crowd at Dick Dlesk for a women’s soccer match. • WVU was 11-0-0 when leading a match after 75 minutes. • WVU won back-to-back overtime games for the first time since 2001. • West Virginia totaled 45 goals after scoring a program-low 22 goals last season. • Kerri Butler and Erica Henderson were the only Mountaineers to have played every minute of every match last season - 2,201 minutes.

Megan Mischler scored a team-best five game-winning goals in 2010.

• Lisa Stoia was named NSCAA/Mondo North Atlantic Regional Assistant Coach of the Year.

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[ individual overall statistics ]

Bry McCarthy’s six assists are tied for fifthmost by a sophomore in school history. 3 4 7 9 6 33 22 12 8 1 17 5 25 2 10 00 21 18 14 23 19 13

Name Blake Miller Bri Rodriguez Megan Mischler Frances Silva Drea Barklage Bry McCarthy Mallory Smith Meghan Lewis Caroline Szwed Emily Dillon Erica Henderson Ashtin Larkin Morgan Betscher Katie Lenz Steph Carpenter Nicolette DeLaurentis Sydney Metheny Kristen Felice Chelsey Corroto Cassandra Deitrick Amanda Anton Casey Vornadore Total Opponents

GP-GS 24-24 24-24 24-24 24-20 24-24 24-24 21-1 24-24 22-22 20-1 24-24 24-24 19-0 13-0 16-1 7-0 11-0 7-0 21-3 3-0 2-0 3-0 24 24

Min 1867 1908 1854 1625 1863 2146 517 2017 1578 532 2201 1883 327 131 387 96 157 110 765 28 28 20 24,196 -

G 10 7 7 4 5 2 3 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 45 20

A 9 7 2 3 0 6 1 1 3 1 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 38 23

0 TM

Name Kerri Butler TEAM Total Opponents

GP-GS 24-24 - 24 24

Minutes 2201:51 0:00 2201:51 2201:51

GA 20 0 20 45

Avg 0.82 0.00 0.82 1.84

Team saves: 6

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Pts 29 21 16 11 10 10 7 7 7 3 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 128 63

Sh 74 35 50 33 16 20 14 8 24 11 10 18 12 1 5 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 340 289

Saves 87 6 93 103

Shot% .135 .200 .140 .121 .312 .100 .214 .375 .083 .091 .100 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .132 .069

Pct .813 1.000 .823 .696

SOG 31 19 27 14 7 9 5 5 9 4 4 5 3 1 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 148 113 W 18 0 18 5

SOG% .419 .543 .540 .424 .438 .450 .357 .625 .375 .364 .400 .278 .250 1.000 .000 .750 1.000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .435 .391 L 5 0 5 18

T 1 0 1 1

YC-RC 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 3-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 8-1 22-0 Sho 14 0 14 2

GW 3 2 5 1 1 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 5 Faced 283 0 283 337

PK-ATT 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0


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[ game-by-game team statistics ] Date Opponent Aug 20, 2010 PENN STATE Aug 27, 2010 at Bowling Green Aug 29, 2010 at Ohio State Sep 04, 2010 CENTRAL MICHIGAN Sep 10, 2010 at Miami Sep 12, 2010 vs FAU Sep 19, 2010 VIRGINIA Sep 23, 2010 at Marquette Sep 26, 2010 USF Sep 28, 2010 PITT Oct 01, 2010 at Cincinnati Oct 03 at Louisville Oct 08, 2010 at Syracuse Oct 10, 2010 at St. John’s Oct 15, 2010 VILLANOVA Oct 17, 2010 GEORGETOWN Oct 22, 2010 CONNECTICUT Oct 24, 2010 PROVIDENCE Oct 31, 2010 RUTGERS Nov 05, 2010 vs Connecticut Nov 07, 2010 vs USF Nov 12, 2010 MOREHEAD STATE Nov 14, 2010 PENN STATE Nov 19, 2010 at Boston College West Virginia Opponent

Score 1-2 3-0 1-3 2-1 1-2 4-0 1-0 1-2 0-0 3-0 4-0 2-1 1-0 1-0 4-3 3-0 3-0 2-1 1-0 2-0 1-0 2-0 2-1 0-4 45-20 -

G 1 3 1 2 1 4 1 1 0 3 4 2 1 1 4 3 3 2 1 2 1 2 2 0 45 20

A 0 3 0 0 1 3 0 2 0 1 4 2 2 1 4 2 3 2 1 2 1 2 2 0 38 23

Date Opponent Aug 20, 2010 PENN STATE Aug 27, 2010 at Bowling Green Aug 29, 2010 at Ohio State Sep 04, 2010 CENTRAL MICHIGAN Sep 10, 2010 at Miami Sep 12, 2010 vs FAU Sep 19, 2010 VIRGINIA Sep 23, 2010 at Marquette Sep 26, 2010 USF Sep 28, 2010 PITT Oct 01, 2010 at Cincinnati Oct 03 at Louisville Oct 08, 2010 at Syracuse Oct 10, 2010 at St. John’s Oct 15, 2010 VILLANOVA Oct 17, 2010 GEORGETOWN Oct 22, 2010 CONNECTICUT Oct 24, 2010 PROVIDENCE Oct 31, 2010 RUTGERS Nov 05, 2010 vs Connecticut Nov 07, 2010 vs USF Nov 12, 2010 MOREHEAD STATE Nov 14, 2010 PENN STATE Nov 19, 2010 at Boston College Totals Opponent

Score 1-2 3-0 1-3 2-1 1-2 4-0 1-0 1-2 0-0 3-0 4-0 2-1 1-0 1-0 4-3 3-0 3-0 2-1 1-0 2-0 1-0 2-0 2-1 0-4 45-20 -

Minutes 99:11 90:00 90:00 90:00 90:00 90:00 90:00 90:00 110:00 90:00 90:00 90:00 96:47 91:24 94:29 90:00 90:00 90:00 90:00 90:00 90:00 90:00 90:00 90:00 2201:51 2201:51

Pts 2 9 2 4 3 11 2 4 0 7 12 6 4 3 12 8 9 6 3 6 3 6 6 0 128 63

Sh 10 26 9 20 13 18 5 8 21 22 23 16 18 18 22 7 8 15 4 10 13 21 8 5 340 289

GA 2 0 3 1 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 4 20 45

GAAvg 1.81 0.95 1.61 1.46 1.57 1.31 1.13 1.23 1.07 0.97 0.88 0.89 0.82 0.76 0.91 0.85 0.80 0.81 0.77 0.73 0.70 0.67 0.68 0.82 0.82 0.82

Shot% SOG .100 2 .115 10 .111 5 .100 7 .077 4 .222 8 .200 2 .125 3 .000 6 .136 9 .174 12 .125 9 .056 9 .056 6 .182 9 .429 5 .375 5 .133 9 .250 2 .200 7 .077 5 .095 9 .250 3 .000 2 .132 148 .069 113 Saves 9 0 2 7 7 1 6 4 5 6 4 2 4 2 1 2 6 1 3 3 3 4 6 5 93 103

SOG% .200 .385 .556 .350 .308 .444 .400 .375 .286 .409 .522 .562 .500 .333 .409 .714 .625 .600 .500 .700 .385 .429 .375 .400 .435 .391

Save% .818 .000 .400 .875 .778 1.000 1.000 .667 1.000 1.000 1.000 .667 1.000 1.000 .250 1.000 1.000 .500 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 .857 .556 .823 .696

YC-RC 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 8-1 22-0 W 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 18 5

L 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 18

GW 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 18 5

PK-ATT Min 0-0 1091 0-0 991 0-0 990 0-0 989 0-0 990 0-0 991 0-0 994 0-0 989 0-0 1210 0-0 991 0-0 991 0-1 990 0-0 1042 0-0 1002 0-0 1035 0-0 990 0-0 989 0-0 990 0-0 990 0-0 990 0-0 990 0-0 991 0-0 990 0-0 990 0-1 24196 0-0 -

T 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

Sho Faced - 23 1 5 - 13 - 17 - 17 1 8 1 11 - 18 1 19 1 11 1 13 - 13 1 6 1 7 - 6 1 7 1 15 - 10 1 8 1 8 1 9 1 8 - 15 - 16 14 283 2 337

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[ 18-5-1 overall, 9-1-1 big east ]

2010 WVU Women’s Soccer Results Day Date Friday Aug. 20 Friday Aug. 27 Sunday Aug. 29 Saturday Sept. 4 Friday Sept. 10 Sunday Sept. 12 Sunday Sept. 19 Thursday Sept. 23 Sunday Sept. 26 Tuesday Sept. 28 Friday Oct. 1 Sunday Oct. 3 Friday Oct. 8 Sunday Oct. 10 Friday Oct. 15 Sunday Oct. 17 Friday Oct. 22 Sunday Oct. 24 Sunday Oct. 31 Friday Nov. 5 Sunday Nov. 7 Friday Nov. 12 Sunday Nov. 14 Friday Nov. 19 ^Hurricane Cup – Miami, Fla. *Piscataway, N.J.

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Opponent PENN STATE at Bowling Green at Ohio State CENTRAL MICHIGAN at Miami^ vs. Florida Atlantic^ VIRGINIA at Marquette USF PITT at Cincinnati at Louisville at Syracuse at St. John’s VILLANOVA GEORGETOWN CONNECTICUT PROVIDENCE RUTGERS (BIG EAST Quarterfinals) vs. Connecticut* (BIG EAST Semifinals) vs. USF* (BIG EAST Finals) MOREHEAD STATE (NCAA First Round) PENN STATE (NCAA Second Round) at Boston College (NCAA Round of 16)

Result L, 1-2 (OT) W, 3-0 L, 1-2 W, 2-1 L, 1-2 W, 4-0 W, 1-0 L, 1-2 T, 0-0 (2OT) W, 3-0 W, 4-0 W, 2-1 W, 1-0 (OT) W, 1-0- (OT) W, 4-3 (OT) W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 2-1 W, 1-0 W, 1-0 W, 1-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-1 L, 0-4


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[ a blueprint for success ... a 12-year plan ]

When Nikki Izzo-Brown was hired as the first women’s soccer coach at West Virginia University in the fall of 1995, her eyes glistened with visions for the future of Mountaineer women’s soccer. In four seasons, having had one complete recruiting class come to fruition, she thought West Virginia could make the coveted NCAA tournament. In five years, she anticipated the Mountaineers would be contending for a BIG EAST championship. Her vision was nearly prophetic. It took five years for the Mountaineers to make their first appearance in the NCAA tournament and six for WVU to earn a spot in the BIG EAST championship match. Then in 2007, 12 years into its existence, West Virginia won its first BIG EAST tournament and advanced to the NCAA Elite Eight. With 12 years in the books, the history of West Virginia women’s soccer was by no means lengthy, but it is certainly storied. Women’s soccer was born at West Virginia on March 1, 1995, when WVU Director of Athletics Ed Pastilong announced that the sport would be added for the 1996 season. Later that year, on Aug. 3, Izzo-Brown was asked to take the reins and develop the West Virginia women’s soccer program. Having

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spent the past two seasons at Division II West Virginia Wesleyan, first as an assistant, but eventually as the head coach, it was a challenge she was eager to accept. “When I first came to West Virginia,” IzzoBrown said, “I felt that the combination of athletic tradition at WVU and athletic department support for the program would bring nothing but success. “I thought that the BIG EAST was a soccer conference and that we could build a program at West Virginia that would be successful on a yearly basis.” Success came early and often in IzzoBrown’s first year at WVU, despite the fact that the BIG EAST preseason coaches poll tabbed the Mountaineers as potential last place finishers. Although the Mountaineers lost their inaugural match 3-0 at Rutgers, they rebounded to beat Providence 4-0 in their first home match in front of 2,000 fans at Mountaineer Field. West Virginia would win nine more games in its inaugural season, four of which were BIG EAST matches, en route to a final 10-7-2 record that assured Izzo-Brown her first winning season as a Division I coach.

At the BIG EAST awards banquet that November, Mountaineer defender Stacey Sollmann was named to the conference’s all-rookie team, making her the first women’s soccer player in West Virginia history to earn postseason honors. In 1997, the Mountaineer Soccer Complex opened and after one season as a varsity sport, the women’s soccer team had a field of its own. The Mountaineers won their first match at the new stadium, defeating Duquesne, 1-0, in the second game of the season. West Virginia boasted a 7-2-1 record in front of home crowds in 1997 before finishing the season 11-6-2 and in fifth place in the BIG EAST. West Virginia went 11-6-2 for the second-straight season and earned its first postseason berth in 1998. The Mountaineers defeated conference rival Pitt, 2-0, in the last game of the regular season to earn a spot in the BIG EAST tournament. The season would end there, however, as Notre Dame upended WVU, 5-0. West Virginia earned a 9-9-1 record in 1999 before having a breakout season in 2000. That year, the Mountaineers won 15 games and saw the emergence of a star player. Katie Barnes, a junior forward from Mason, Ohio, claimed the spotlight, as she led the Mountaineers in nearly every offensive category throughout the season. She finished the year with 17 goals and nine assists for a school record 43 points. For her outstanding efforts that season, Barnes was named BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year, making her the first West Virginia women’s soccer player to earn a major conference award. Barnes also became West Virginia’s first All-American in 2000, a Soccer Buzz third-team selection. On September 20, West Virginia appeared in the Top 25 of a major national poll for the first time. After opening the season 7-1, the Mountaineers were the 24th-ranked team in the country according to Soccer Buzz as they headed into conference play. West Virginia split its conference matches, going an even 3-3 during the regular season. After a one-year hiatus from the BIG EAST tournament, the Mountaineers faced off against the Connecticut Huskies in the first round. WVU was unable to score a goal in the match, however, and Connecticut advanced to the semifinal round with a 1-0 win. Because of its regular season success, however, West Virginia earned an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament. WVU traveled to Richmond for a first-round match against the Spiders. Richmond emerged victorious, defeating the Mountaineers 5-1.


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[ a blueprint for success ... a 12-year plan ] At the season’s end, Izzo-Brown was named region coach of the year by the NSCAA. In addition to the accolades earned by Barnes and Izzo-Brown in 2000, midfielders Lisa Stoia and Rachel Kruze earned all-Mid-Atlantic region honors as well. Stoia also was named BIG EAST coRookie of the Year for her play as a freshman. In her first season as a Mountaineer, Stoia developed into a deadly play-maker from the center of the field. Over the course of the season, she assisted on six of the team’s 39 goals, while Kruze, a sophomore, complemented Stoia in the midfield, adding six more assists. Building on the success of the previous season, West Virginia continued its winning ways in 2001. With Barnes leading the way, the Mountaineers again won 15 games. That season, the Mountaineers went 4-1-1 in the BIG EAST, good enough for a second-place mid-Atlantic division finish. West Virginia recorded wins over BIG EAST foes Syracuse, Rutgers, Seton Hall and Miami, but none was sweeter than the program’s first-ever win over Connecticut. Having defeated Miami in the quarterfinal round of the BIG EAST tournament, West Virginia advanced to the semifinals for the first time in program history. Waiting for them there were the Huskies. A traditional conference and national soccer power, Connecticut owned a 6-0-0 all-time record against the Mountaineers. At the 29:03 mark, West Virginia sophomore Chrissie Abbott, on an assist from Stoia, beat UConn goalkeeper Shanna Caldwell to give the Mountaineers a 1-0 lead. It would be the only goal scored in the match as WVU held on for its first-ever win over Connecticut. With the victory, the Mountaineers advanced to the BIG EAST championship, another first for the program. Playing against Notre Dame, WVU was down 1-0 early, but tied the match on a goal by Barnes in the 15th minute. For the next 60 minutes, the two squads battled evenly before Notre Dame’s Randi Scheller scored the game-winner to give the Fighting Irish the BIG EAST title. The loss was devastating, but not quite as shocking as falling to Miami (Ohio) in the first round of that season’s NCAA tournament. Hosting the first and second rounds at the Mountaineer Soccer Complex, West Virginia took on the Redhawks in the first round and was defeated 1-0 on a penalty kick. West Virginia finished the season 15-5-1.

Postseason honors were abundant that year as Barnes earned her secondconsecutive conference offensive player of the year award and Izzo-Brown was named BIG EAST Coach of the Year. For the second-straight season, Barnes was named All-American, earning first-team honors from the NSCAA and second-team recognition from Soccer Buzz. Stoia and Abbott also received conference and national recognition. With the taste of unfinished business laying sourly in their mouths, the Mountaineers set out in 2002 with something to prove. For years, it seemed, they were right there, in and out of games with soccer powerhouses. For the previous three seasons, West Virginia had suffered one-goal losses to teams the caliber of Connecticut, Notre Dame and Virginia. In 2002, that all changed. The Mountaineers racked up a nine-game win streak and an 18-match unbeaten streak on their way to the program’s first-ever regular season title. Going 5-0-1 in conference play, the Mountaineers notched the program’s first victory, 3-0, over rival Notre Dame on Oct. 6, at the Mountaineer Soccer Complex. Earlier in the season, West Virginia won at 10th-ranked Virginia, 2-1, to earn WVU’s first victory over a Top 10 program.

The Mountaineers entered their third consecutive BIG EAST tournament having shut out their last six opponents. Facing St. John’s in the quarterfinal match, West Virginia extended its shutout streak to seven with a 4-0 win over the Red Storm. The Mountaineers defeated Rutgers, 3-2, in the semifinal match and advanced to the championship match for the second straight year, this time against Connecticut. The end result was the same, however, as WVU was edged by the Huskies, 1-0, on a penalty kick. Once again, hosting the NCAA tournament in Morgantown, West Virginia faced Loyola (Md.) in first-round action. The Mountaineers scored three goals, defeating Loyola, 3-0, to earn their first-ever NCAA tournament victory. WVU’s season ended in the next round, however, when it fell to Virginia, 1-0. Picking up where former teammate Katie Barnes left off, junior forward Chrissie Abbott had a record breaking season in 2002. The North Olmstead, Ohio, native scored 20 goals and dished out seven assists for 47 points, breaking the previous records set by Barnes in 2000. She was named BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year, a first team All-American by both the NSCAA and Soccer Buzz and was a finalist

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Head coach Nikki Izzo-Brown addresses the 1996 squad before its home opener.

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for Soccer Buzz’s Player of the Year award. Additionally, Abbott was named one of Soccer America’s 11 most valuable players of 2002. Nikki Izzo-Brown was once again named BIG EAST Coach of the Year as well as Soccer Buzz and NSCAA regional coach of the year, while Stoia earned BIG EAST Midfielder of the Year honors. The 2002 season saw the Mountaineers attain their highest national ranking ever, No. 4 by Soccer Buzz, a spot West Virginia held for two-straight weeks at the close of the regular season. Led by Abbott and Stoia, the 2003 Mountaineers again made history. Going 174-2, West Virginia notched key road wins over Connecticut, its first-ever over the Huskies at Morrone Stadium, and SEC-power Tennessee, and earned a trip to the Sweet 16 for the first time ever. The Mountaineers tied the record they set the season before, logging nine-straight wins at one point during the season. WVU went 4-1-1 in conference play and faced St. John’s for the second-straight season in the BIG EAST quarterfinal match. The Mountaineers advanced past the Red Storm, but fell short of reaching their third straight championship match when Villanova slid past WVU on penalty kicks in the semifinal. West Virginia, in the NCAA tournament for the fourth-straight year, defeated Loyola (Md.), 4-2, in the opening round and routed Ohio State, 3-0, in the second to earn the program’s first berth in the Sweet 16.

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In Morgantown, the Mountaineers drew Florida State for their Sweet 16 match. Down 2-0 at the half, WVU battled back and sent the game into overtime at 2-2. With under 30 seconds remaining in the second overtime, the Seminoles broke the West Virginia defense for the game-winning score. At the season’s end, WVU had its firstever Hermann Trophy nominee in Abbott and both she and Stoia had firmly planted themselves as two of the greatest to ever don the

Old Gold and Blue. Together, they rewrote the record books and helped to build a national powerhouse with each game they played. Abbott graduated as WVU’s all-time leader in goals scored, points and shots leader, while Stoia grabbed the school’s all-time assist record. Both were All-Americans in 2003, and together they set the West Virginia mark for games played and games started, each starting 87 matches in their careers. Having lost Abbott and Stoia to graduation, a young Mountaineer squad entered the 2004 season, its first in Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium, looking to build upon the success of 2003. Led by senior forward Laura Kane, the Mountaineers posted their fifth-straight 15win season and earned a fifth-consecutive trip to the NCAA tournament as well. The 2004 season was highlighted by total team play. Injuries seemed to be a consistent theme throughout the year, yet somehow a different Mountaineer always rose to the challenge and helped bring her team to victory. For the first time since 1999, the BIG EAST wasn’t broken into divisions and the Mountaineers went 7-4-0 in league play before finishing the year with a 15-6-0 record. WVU was sent to Texas for the 2005 NCAA tournament and faced teams from the Big 12 and Sunbelt Conferences for the first time in school history. West Virginia downed Southern Methodist, 2-1, in the opening round and fell to Texas, 2-1, to close out its ninth season of collegiate competition.

Lisa DuCote converted the final penalty kick in West Virginia’s shootout win over Notre Dame to give WVU its first BIG EAST Championship in 2007.


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[ a blueprint for success ... a 12-year plan ] Freshman Ashley Banks emerged as the most productive freshman in WVU history, notching more goals, assists and points than any newcomer before her. At the season’s end she became the second Mountaineer to earn BIG EAST Rookie of the Year honors (Lisa Stoia, 2000). Junior Marisa Kanela and senior Ashley Weimer joined the freshman on the all-conference second-team. Kane was named first team all-BIG EAST and became the Mountaineers’ fourth All-American in four years when the NSCAA named her a third-team honoree. Additionally, both her and Weimer were named Scholar All-Americans. A streak that began in September of 2002 ran 29 consecutive weeks until Nov. 1, 2004, and saw West Virginia ranked in the national Top 25 for nearly three complete seasons. The toughest schedule in program history awaited the Mountaineers in 2005, and at the season’s end, West Virginia had played six ranked teams in 19 matches, including eventual national champion Portland. WVU went undefeated at home for the second time, going 7-0-0, but played the majority of its games on the road, where they battled fatigue and unfamiliar surroundings en route to a 12-6-3 final mark. The Mountaineers found success in BIG EAST competition, narrowly missing a spot in the conference championship match after falling 1-0 to Connecticut with minutes left in the second overtime period. But, a sixth-straight trip to the NCAA tournament awaited. WVU downed Hofstra in the first round, giving junior goalkeeper Lana Bannerman the career shutouts record with a 3-0 victory before falling to FinalFour participant Penn State in the second round. Individual accolades were once again abundant with five being named to an all-conference team (Marisa Kanela - first team; Ashley Banks and Amanda Cicchini - second team; Lana Bannerman and Kambria Riggins - third team). Kanela, Cicchini and Riggins also earned all-region honors from Soccer Buzz and the NSCAA. Cicchini also claimed Freshman All-America recognition from Soccer Buzz. Izzo-Brown’s 11th season running the program in 2006 saw a youthful Mountaineer squad with just two seniors go 14-4-3 and win the BIG EAST American Division title. WVU picked up a key road win at No. 7 Penn State on its way to an 8-0-2 start.

Sophomore forward Deana Everrett, a Soccer Buzz third team All-American, emerged onto the scene and led the league in scoring through the regular season on a team that set the school record for goals with 55. West Virginia rolled to an 8-2-1 league record and advanced to the BIG EAST semifinals before making its seventh consecutive NCAA tournament appearance in November. The Mountaineers produced the finest season in school history in 2007, winning both the BIG EAST regular season and tournament titles, and advancing to the NCAA Elite Eight. Soccer Buzz and NSCAA regional coach of the year Izzo-Brown guided six Mountaineers to all-conference honors and three players earned All-America accolades. Forward Ashley Banks was a finalist for the 2007 Soccer Buzz National Player of the Year and a semifinalist for the prestigious Hermann Trophy. The forward’s 15 goals and 38 points as a senior were the most-ever by a senior women’s soccer player. She graduated with rankings in the top five all-time in three major offensive categories – 34 goals (3rd), 26 assists (3rd) and 94 points (3rd). Banks collected numerous honors, including Soccer Buzz second team AllAmerica, NSCAA third team All-America, first team all-BIG EAST, the BIG EAST co-Offensive Player of the Year, an NSCAA Scholar All-American and an ESPN The Magazine first team Academic All-American. Defender Greer Barnes helped the Mountaineer defense tie a school record with 13 shutouts. She became the first defender in school history to earn first team all-BIG EAST honors and was named a second team NSCAA All-American. Amanda Cicchini, a two-time NSCAA all-region selection, was awarded second team NSCAA All-America honors and first team all-BIG EAST as a junior. The threetime all-league midfielder was also named to the all-tournament team at the 2007 BIG EAST Championship. Since the program’s birth in 1996, the Mountaineers have had 12 consecutive non-losing seasons, and with a coaching staff that consistently recruits some of the nation’s top soccer talent, the years that continue to go by will continue to write their own story.

3-1-95 West Virginia Director of Athletics Ed Pastilong announced that women’s soccer will be added as a varsity sport for the 1996 season. 8-3-95 Nikki Izzo is hired as WVU’s inaugural head women’s soccer coach. 3-1-96 Nikki Izzo signs program’s first recruiting class.

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9-1-96 Mountaineers play first game, a 3-0 loss at BIG EAST foe Rutgers. 9-7-96 First home game and first program win, a 4-0 victory over Providence at Mountaineer Field. 11-3-96 Mountaineers end first season with a 10-7-2 record, earning the program’s first winning season. 11-6-96 WVU earns its first postseason honors when defender Stacey Sollmann is named to the BIG EAST all-Rookie Team. 9-3-97 West Virginia defeats Duquesne 1-0 in its first match at the Mountaineer Soccer Complex. 10-31-98 Mountaineers earn their first BIG EAST tournament berth with a 2-0 win over Pitt. 9-20-00 West Virginia gets its first national ranking, a No. 24 ranking by Soccer Buzz. 11-8-00 WVU makes its first appearance in the NCAA tournament, a 5-1 loss at Richmond. 12-9-01 Katie Barnes becomes WVU’s first women’s soccer All-American. 2-11-02 Katie Barnes becomes the first WVU player to enter the pro ranks when she is drafted by the Carolina Courage in the second round of the 2002 WUSA draft. 9-13-02 WVU wins at No. 10 Virginia to notch their first-ever victory over a top 10 team - also the program’s 75th win. 10-8-02 West Virginia secures its first-ever BIG EAST regular season divisional title with a 3-0 shutout of Notre Dame. 11-15-02 WVU wins first NCAA tournament match, a 3-0 victory over Loyola (Md.). 11-16-03 The Mountaineers shut out Ohio State, 3-0, to advance to the Sweet 16 for the first time in school history. 9-5-04 Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium is dedicated in front of 1,200 fans. 9-9-07 A crowd of 887 witnessed the Mountaineers post a 1-0 win at home over #15 Penn State to give WVU 150 wins. 11-11-07 WVU wins its first BIG EAST tournament title with a penalty kick shootout win (5-3) over No. 9 Notre Dame. 11-30-07 A Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium attendance record (3,000) was established in WVU’s first NCAA Elite Eight match. The Mountaineers fell 1-0 to eventual national champion USC.

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Goals 1. Ashley Banks at Georgetown, 2007 Deana Everrett at DePaul, 2006 Kim Bonilla vs. St. Bonaventure, 2006 Ashley Banks vs. Ohio, 2004 Rachael Minnich vs. Ohio, 2004 Chrissie Abbott vs. William and Mary, 2002 Katie Barnes vs. Marshall, 2000 Katie Barnes vs. Virginia Tech, 1999 Rena Lippa vs. Bowling Green, 1998 10. 76 times Most recent: Bri Rodriguez vs. Morehead State, 2010

3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2

Assists 1. Deana Everrett vs. Syracuse, 2008 Katie Barnes vs. St. John’s, 2001 Robyn D’Aversa vs. Virginia Tech, 1999 4. 38 times Most recent: Blake Miller vs. Morehead State, 2010

3 3 3 2

Points 1. Ashley Banks Kim Bonilla Rachael Minnich Katie Barnes Rena Lippa 6. Deana Everrett Ashley Banks Chrissie Abbott Katie Barnes Tonia Deligiannis

vs. Georgetown, 2007 vs. St. Bonaventure, 2006 vs. Ohio, 2004 vs. Marshall, 2000 vs. Bowling Green, 1998 at DePaul, 2006 vs. Ohio, 2004 vs. William & Mary, 2002 vs. Virginia Tech, 1999 vs. RMU, 1996

Melissa Haire

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7 (3G, 1A) 7 (3G, 1A) 7 (3G, 1A) 7 (3G, 1A) 7 (3G, 1A) 6 (3G, 0A) 6 (3G, 0A) 6 (3G, 0A) 6 (3G, 0A) 6 (2G, 2A)

Kim Bonilla

Shots 1. Laura Kane 2. Chrissie Abbott Rachel Kruze 4. Katie Barnes Chrissie Abbott Marisa Kanela 7. Kim Bonilla Chrissie Abbott Chrissie Abbott Chrissie Abbott Chrissie Abbott Chrissie Abbott Chrissie Abbott Chrissie Abbott Goalkeeper Saves 1. Stacey Adams 2. Stacey Adams 3. Stacey Adams Stacey Adams 5. Stacey Adams Stacey Adams 7. Stacey Adams Stacey Adams Stacey Adams 10. Melissa Haire

vs. Seton Hall, 2004 vs. Seton Hall, 2002 vs. Villanova, 2002 vs. Seton Hall, 2001 vs. Michigan State, 2003 vs. Seton Hall, 2003 at DePaul, 2006 vs. Syracuse, 2000 vs. Miami (Ohio), 2001 vs. Miami, 2001 vs. George Mason, 2002 vs. Rutgers, 2002 vs. Georgetown, 2002 vs. Colgate, 2002

13 12 12 11 11 11 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10

vs. Connecticut, 1998 vs. Rutgers, 1996 vs. Connecticut, 1996 vs. Boston College, 1998 vs. Duquesne, 1996 vs. Notre Dame, 1998 vs. Navy, 1997 vs. Notre Dame, 1997 vs. Syracuse, 1998 vs. Butler, 1999

22 18 16 16 13 13 12 12 12 11


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[ single season records ] Goals 1. Chrissie Abbott, 2002 2. Deana Everrett, 2006 3. Katie Barnes, 2000 4. Ashley Banks, 2007 5. Chrissie Abbott, 2001 6. Chrissie Abbott, 2003 Katie Barnes, 1999 Rena Lippa, 1998 9. Katie Barnes, 2001 10. Marisa Kanela, 2004 Rena Lippa, 1997 Assists 1. Lisa Stoia, 2003 Kim Bonilla, 2006 3. Katie Barnes, 2001 Lisa Stoia, 2003 5. Blake Miller, 2010 Deana Everrett, 2007 Marisa Kanela, 2005 Laura Kane, 2004 Katie Barnes, 2000 10. Chrissie Abbott, 2003 Ashley Banks, 2007 Ashley Banks, 2004 Deana Everrett, 2008 Laura Kane, 2002 Points 1. Chrissie Abbott, 2002 2. Katie Barnes, 2000 Deana Everrett, 2006 4. Ashley Banks, 2007 5. Chrissie Abbott, 2003 Katie Barnes, 2001 7. Chrissie Abbott, 2001 8. Katie Barnes, 1999 9. Kim Bonilla, 2006 10. Blake Miller, 2010 Deana Everrett, 2007 Shots 1. Chrissie Abbott, 2002 2. Chrissie Abbott, 2003 3. Katie Barnes, 2001 4. Chrissie Abbott, 2001 5. Ashley Banks, 2007 6. Laura Kane, 2004 7. Katie Barnes, 2000 8. Deana Everrett, 2007 9. Deana Everrett, 2008 10. Katie Barnes, 1999 Deana Everrett, 2006

20 18 17 15 15 13 13 13 12 11 11 12 12 10 10 9 9 9 9 9 8 8 8 8 8 47 43 43 38 34 34 33 31 30 29 29

Matches Played 1. Ashley Banks, 2007 Kim Bonilla, 2007 Kiley Harris, 2007 Carolyn Blank, 2007 Amanda Cicchini, 2007 Natalie Cocchi, 2007 Krystle Kallman, 2007 Lisa DuCote, 2007 Greer Barnes, 2007 Matches Started 1. Ashley Banks, 2007 Greer Barnes, 2007 Kim Bonilla, 2007 Carolyn Blank, 2007 Amanda Cicchini, 2007 Natalie Cocchi, 2007 Lisa DuCote, 2007 Krystle Kallman, 2007 Goalkeeper Saves 1. Stacey Adams, 1998 2. Stacey Adams, 1997 3. Stacey Adams, 1996 4. Melissa Haire, 2000 5. Kerri Butler, 2010 6. Lana Bannerman, 2003 7. Kerri Butler, 2009 8. Lana Bannerman, 2005 9. Lana Bannerman, 2006 10. Tara Berardi, 1999

Goals Allowed Average

25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 125 113 109 88 87 84 72 61 52 51

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 9. 10.

Laura Finley, 2002 Kerri Butler, 2008 Kerri Butler, 2007 Lana Bannerman, 2006 Melissa Haire, 2002 Kerri Butler, 2010 Lana Bannerman, 2003 Laura Finley, 2001 Jen Furcht, 1996 Melissa Haire, 2001 Stacey Adams, 1997

0.53 0.56 0.58 0.60 0.71 0.82 0.82 0.82 0.87 0.88 0.88

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Shutouts (for some seasons prior to 2003, the school recognized combined shutouts) 1. Kerri Butler, 2010 14 2. Lana Bannerman, 2006 12 3. Kerri Butler, 2008 11 4. Lana Bannerman, 2003 10 Stacey Adams, 1997 10 6. Melissa Haire, 2000 9.5 7. Lana Bannerman, 2005 9 8. Stacey Adams, 1998 7.8 9. Kerri Butler, 2007 7 Stacey Adams, 1996 7 Goalkeeper Minutes 1. Kerri Butler, 2010 2. Kerri Butler, 2008 3. Lana Bannerman, 2003 4. Lana Bannerman, 2005 5. Lana Bannerman, 2006 6. Lana Bannerman, 2004 7. Melissa Haire, 2000 8. Stacey Adams, 1998 9. Stacey Adams, 1997 10. Stacey Adams, 1996

2,201:51 2,106:41 2,094:10 1,975:40 1,960:00 1,828:45 1,821:51 1,774:14 1,730:28 1,300:00

159 136 113 107 103 102 98 95 87 85 85

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Record Book [ career records ] Goals 1. Chrissie Abbott, 2000-03 2. Katie Barnes, 1998-2001 3. Deana Everrett, 2005-08 4. Ashley Banks, 2004-07 5. Laura Kane, 2001-04 6. Rena Lippa, 1996-98 7. Marisa Kanela, 2002-05 8. Kim Bonilla, 2004-07 9. Blake Miller, 2008- 10. Lisa Stoia, 2000-03 Megan Mischler, 2007-10

53 45 39 34 31 29 28 24 23 19 19

Assists 1. Lisa Stoia, 2000-03 2. Katie Barnes, 1998-2001 3. Ashley Banks, 2004-07 4. Deana Everrett, 2005-08 5. Laura Kane, 2001-04 Rachel Kruze, 1999-2002 7. Kim Bonilla, 2004-07 8. Marisa Kanela, 2002-05 9. Chrissie Abbott, 2000-03 10. Ashley Weimer, 2001-04 Stacey Sollmann, 1996-99

33 30 26 24 23 23 21 20 19 14 14

Points 1. Chrissie Abbott, 2000-03 2. Katie Barnes, 1998-2001 3. Deana Everrett, 2005-08 4. Ashley Banks, 2004-07 5. Laura Kane, 2001-04 6. Marisa Kanela, 2002-05 7. Lisa Stoia, 2000-03 8. Kim Bonilla, 2004-07 9. Rena Lippa, 1996-98 10. Blake Miller, 2008-

125 120 102 94 85 76 71 69 64 58

Shots 1. Chrissie Abbott, 2000-03 2. Katie Barnes, 1998-2001 3. Deana Everrett, 2005-08 4. Laura Kane, 2001-04 5. Ashley Banks, 2004-07 6. Marisa Kanela, 2002-05 7. Lisa Stoia, 2000-03 8. Kim Bonilla, 2004-07 9. Carolyn Blank, 2006-09 10. Rachel Kruze, 1999-2002

472 339 299 256 246 228 223 213 196 189

Matches Played 1. Carolyn Blank, 2006-09 2. Amanda Cicchini, 2005-08 3. Chrissie Abbott, 2000-03 Natalie Cocchi, 2005-07 Kiley Harris, 2004-07 Lisa Stoia, 2000-03 7. Lana Bannerman, 2000-03 Leslie Barden, 2001-04 Laura Kane, 2001-04 10. Marisa Kanela, 2002-05 Jenn Lewis, 2000-03 Robin Rushton, 2005-08 Matches Started 1. Carolyn Blank, 2006-09 2. Chrissie Abbott, 2000-03 Lisa Stoia, 2000-03 4. Lana Bannerman, 2003-06 Amanda Cicchini, 2005-08 6. Laura Kane, 2001-04 Robin Rushton, 2005-08 8. Natalie Cocchi, 2004-07 9. Rachel Kruze, 1999-2001 10. Kambria Riggins, 2002-05

92 87 87 86 86 85 85 84 83 81

Goalkeeper Saves 1. Stacy Adams, 1996-98 2. Lana Bannerman, 2003-06 3. Kerri Butler, 2007-10 4. Melissa Haire, 1998-2002 5. Laura Finley, 2000-03

347 241 231 189 66

Carolyn Blank

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92 89 87 87 87 87 86 86 86 85 85 85

Goals Allowed Average (min. 18 games played) 1. Laura Finley, 2000-03 0.64 (31 matches) 2. Kerri Butler, 2007-10 0.67 (82 matches) 3. Lana Bannerman, 2003-06 0.82 (86 matches) 4. Melissa Haire, 1998-2002 0.95 (62 matches) 5. Stacy Adams, 1996-98 1.40 (55 matches) Shutouts (for some seasons prior to 2003, the school recognized combined shutouts) 1. Kerri Butler, 2007-10 44 2. Lana Bannerman, 2003-06 36 3. Stacy Adams, 1996-98 24.8 4. Melissa Haire, 1998-2002 19.5 5. Mallory Beck, 2006-2009 7 Goalkeeper Minutes 1. Lana Bannerman, 2003-06 2. Kerri Butler, 2007-10 3. Stacy Adams, 1996-98 4. Melissa Haire, 1998-2001 5. Laura Finley, 2000-03

7,858:35 7,559:09 4,804:42 4,554:37 1,961:33


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[ individual records ] Season Goals: 20 by Chrissie Abbott, 2002

Career Goals: 53 by Chrissie Abbott, 2000-03

Game Winning Goals: 9 by Chrissie Abbott, 2002

Game Winning Goals: 22 by Chrissie Abbott, 2000-03

Multiple Goal Matches: 5 by Katie Barnes, 2000; by Chrissie Abbott, 2002

Multiple Goal Matches: 12 by Katie Barnes, 1998-2001

Assists: 12 by Lisa Stoia, 2003; Kim Bonilla, 2006

Assists: 33 by Lisa Stoia, 2000-03

Points: 47 (20G, 7A) by Chrissie Abbott, 2002 Shots: 159 by Chrissie Abbott, 2002 Matches Played: 25 by 9 players, 2007 Matches Started: 25 by 8 players, 2007 Goalkeeper Saves: 128 by Stacey Adams, 1998 Goals-Against Average: 0.49 by Laura Finley, 2002 Rachael Minnich Match Goals: 3 by Rena Lippa vs. Bowling Green, 1998; Katie Barnes vs. Virginia Tech, 1999; Katie Barnes vs. Marshall, 2000; Chrissie Abbott vs. William & Mary, 2002; Ashley Banks vs. Ohio, 2004; Rachael Minnich vs. Ohio, 2004; Kim Bonilla vs. St. Bonaventure, 2006; Deana Everrett vs. DePaul, 2006; Ashley Banks vs. Georgetown, 2007

Shutouts: 14 by Kerri Butler, 2010 Goalkeeper Minutes: 2,201:51 by Kerri Butler, 2010

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Points: 125 (53G, 19A) by Chrissie Abbott, 2000-03 Shots: 472 by Chrissie Abbott, 2000-03 Matches Played: 92 by Carolyn Blank, 2006-09 Matches Started: 92 by Carolyn Blank, 2006-09 Goalkeeper Saves: 358 by Stacey Adams, 1996-98 Goals-Against Average: 0.67 by Kerri Butler, 2007-10 Shutouts: 44 by Kerri Butler, 2007-10 Goalkeeper Minutes: 7,858:35 by Lana Bannerman, 2003-06

Cautions: 4 by Kim Bonilla, 2006

Cautions: 7 by Kim Bonilla, 2004-07

Ejections: None

Ejections: None

Assists: 3 by Deana Everrett vs. Syracuse, 2008; Robyn D’Aversa vs. Virginia Tech, 1999; Katie Barnes vs. St. John’s, 2001 Points: 7 (3G, 1A) by Ashley Banks vs. Georgetown, 2007; 7 (3G, 1A) by Rena Lippa vs. Bowling Green, 1998; 7 (3G, 1A) by Katie Barnes vs. Marshall, 2000; 7 (3G, 1A) Rachael Minnich vs. Ohio, 2003; 7 (3G, 1A) Kim Bonilla vs. St. Bonaventure, 2006 Shots: 13 by Laura Kane vs. Seton Hall, 2004 Goalkeeper Saves: 22 by Stacey Adams vs. Connecticut, 1998

Chrissie Abbott

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[ top yearly performances ] Points 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

Tonia Deligiannis Rena Lippa Rena Lippa Katie Barnes Katie Barnes Katie Barnes Chrissie Abbott Chrissie Abbott Marisa Kanela Marisa Kanela Deana Everrett Ashley Banks Deana Everrett Carolyn Blank Blake Miller

16 23 28 31 43 34 47 34 26 27 43 38 22 12 29

Goals 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

Tonia Deligiannis Rena Lippa Rena Lippa Rena Lippa Katie Barnes Katie Barnes Chrissie Abbott Chrissie Abbott Chrissie Abbott Marisa Kanela Marisa Kanela Deana Everrett Ashley Banks Blake Miller Megan Mischler Blake Miller

6 6 11 12 13 17 15 20 13 11 9 18 15 10 5 10

Assists 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

Stacey Sollmann Stacey Sollmann Katie Barnes Rachel Kruze Katie Barnes Katie Barnes Lisa Stoia Lisa Stoia Laura Kane Marisa Kanela Kim Bonilla Deana Everrett Deana Everrett Caroline Szwed Blake Miller

7 5 6 6 9 10 10 12 9 9 12 9 8 6 9

Saves 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

Stacey Adams Stacey Adams Stacey Adams Tera Berardi Melissa Haire Melissa Haire Laura Finley Lana Bannerman Lana Bannerman Lana Bannerman Lana Bannerman Mallory Beck Kerri Butler Kerri Butler Kerri Butler

Goals Against Average 1996 Stacey Adams 1997 Stacey Adams 1998 Stacey Adams 1999 Tera Berardi 2000 Melissa Haire 2001 Laura Finley 2002 Laura Finley

Lana Bannerman

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109 121 128 51 88 37 38 84 44 61 52 33 43 72 87 2.10 1.23 1.12 1.45 0.95 0.82 0.49

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

Lana Bannerman Lana Bannerman Lana Bannerman Lana Bannerman Kerri Butler Kerri Butler Kerri Butler Kerri Butler

0.82 0.98 0.92 0.60 0.89 0.56 0.67 0.82

Goalkeeper Minutes 1996 Stacey Adams 1997 Stacey Adams 1998 Stacey Adams 1999 Tera Berardi 2000 Melissa Haire 2001 Melissa Haire 2002 Laura Finley 2003 Lana Bannerman 2004 Lana Bannerman 2005 Lana Bannerman 2006 Lana Bannerman 2007 Mallory Beck 2008 Kerri Butler 2009 Kerri Butler 2010 Kerri Butler

1,540 1,765 1,775 1,119 1,888 1,129 1,112 2,095 1,829 1,965 1,956 1,218:42 2,106:41 2,161:10 2,201:51


Record Book [ team records ] MATCH Goals 8 vs. Syracuse, 2008 vs. St. Bonaventure, 2006 7 vs. Ohio, 2004 6 vs. Pitt, 2004 vs. Virginia Tech, 1999 vs. Bowling Green, 1998 vs. St. Francis, Pa., 1997 5 13 times, most recent: at Georgetown, 2007 Assists: 9 vs. Ohio, 2004 8 vs. St. Bonaventure, 2006 6 vs. Syracuse, 2008 vs. Bowling Green, 1998 vs. Bowling Green, 2007 5 12 times, most recent: vs. Xavier, 2007 Points: 24 vs. St. Bonaventure, 2006 23 vs. Ohio, 2004 22 vs. Syracuse, 2008 18 vs. Bowling Green, 1998 17 vs. Virginia Tech, 1999 vs. Central Florida, 1999 15 vs. Xavier, 2007 vs. Robert Morris, 1996 vs. St. John’s, 2001 vs. Radford, 2003 vs. James Madison, 2006 14 vs. Georgetown, 2007 vs. Bowling Green, 2007 vs. Pitt, 1999 vs. Youngstown State, 1996 vs. Miami (Fla.), 2001 Shots: 49 vs. Seton Hall, 2003 44 vs. St. Bonaventure, 2006 43 vs. St. John’s, 2004 37 vs. Western Michigan, 2006 36 vs. Radford, 2003 vs. Providence, 2002 35 vs. George Mason, 2002 34 vs. VCU, 1999 vs. Miami (Fla.), 2001 32 vs. Villanova, 2000 31 vs. Navy, 2007 vs. Syracuse, 2004 vs. Seton Hall, 2004 Fewest Shots Allowed: 0 vs. USF, 2007 vs. Binghamton, 2006 vs. Robert Morris, 1996 1 vs. Towson, 2008 vs. Jacksonville State, 2002 vs. Syracuse, 2006

2

vs. Cincinnati, 2007 vs. Providence, 2007 vs. Syracuse, 2005 vs. USF, 2005 vs. Providence, 2005 vs. Georgetown, 2004 vs. James Madison, 2003 vs. Syracuse, 2002

Goalkeeper Saves: 22 vs. Connecticut, 1998 18 vs. Rutgers, 1996 16 vs. Connecticut, 1996 13 vs. Duquesne, 1996 11 vs. Butler, 1999 10 vs. Notre Dame, 1999 10 vs. Ohio State, 1996 10 vs. Notre Dame, 2000 9 8 times, most recent: vs. Penn State, 2010 Corner Kicks: 18 vs. Villanova, 2008 17 vs. Seton Hall, 2001 16 vs. Binghamton, 2006 vs. Syracuse, 2009 15 vs. St. John’s, 2007 vs. Radford, 2004 14 vs. Radford, 2003 13 vs. Villanova, 2010 at Syracuse, 2007 vs. Syracuse, 2006 12 vs. Connecticut, 2008 vs. Connecticut (BIG EAST Semifinal), 2008 vs. Central Florida, 1998 vs. Jacksonville State, 2002 vs. Seton Hall, 2002 Fouls: 24 vs. Notre Dame, 2007 23 vs. St. John’s, 1998 20 vs. SMU, 2004 19 vs. Ohio State, 1998 vs. St. Francis, Pa., 1996 vs. Pitt, 1996 18 vs. Villanova, 2006 17 vs. Boston College, 2004 vs. Georgetown, 1998 vs. Villanova, 1998 vs. St. John’s, 2006 16 at Providence, 2009 vs. Pitt, 2009 vs. Syracuse, 2005 vs. Boston College, 1998

SEASON Most Goals: 55 in 2006 Fewest Goals: 22 in 2009 Most Assists: 47 in 2007 Fewest Assists: 17 in 1997 Most Points: 150 in 2002, 2006 Fewest Points: 66 in 2009 Most Shots: 516 in 2007 Fewest Shots: 202 in 1997 Most Shutouts: 14 in 2010 Most Saves: 122 in 1997 Fewest Saves: 48 in 2008 Most Corner Kicks: 160 in 2008 Fewest Corner Kicks: 51 in 1996 Most Fouls: 233 in 2007 Fewest Fouls: 117 in 1999 Most Wins: 18 in 2002, 2007, 2010 Fewest Wins: 9 in 1999 Most Losses: 9 in 1999 Fewest Losses: 3 in 2002, 2008 Most Ties: 6 in 2008, 2009 Fewest Ties: 0 in 2004

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NCAA Tournament Appearances 2000 2001 2002 2003 (Sweet 16) 2004 2005 2006 2007 (Elite Eight) 2008 2009 2010 (Sweet 16) BIG EAST Tournament Champions 2007 2010 BIG EAST Division Champions 2002 2006 2007 2008 BIG EAST Tournament Appearances 1998 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 (Champions) 2008 2009 2010 (Champions)

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Record Book [ class records ] Freshman Goals 1. Blake Miller 2. Ashley Banks 3. Erica Henderson Tonia Deligiannis 5. Danielle Turrie Chrissie Abbott Laura Kane Natalie Cocchi

Year 2008 2004 2008 1996 1996 2000 2001 2004

Games 23 21 21 19 19 21 21 21

Goals 10 8 6 6 5 5 5 5

Freshman Assists 1. Ashley Banks 2. Stacey Sollmann 3. Katie Barnes Rachel Kruze Lisa Stoia Caroline Szwed

Year 2004 1996 1998 1999 2000 2009

Games 21 19 19 19 21 23

Assists Avg. 8 0.38 7 0.37 6 0.32 6 0.32 6 0.29 6 0.26

Freshman Points 1. Ashley Banks 2. Blake Miller 3. Tonia Deligiannis 4. Erica Henderson 5. Katie Barnes Laura Kane

Year 2004 2008 1996 2008 1998 2001

Games 21 23 19 21 19 21

Points 24 21 16 13 12 12

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Avg. 0.43 0.38 0.28 0.31 0.26 0.24 0.24 0.24

Avg. 1.14 0.91 0.84 0.61 0.63 0.57

Deana Everrett

Sophomore Goals 1. Deana Everrett 2. Chrissie Abbott 3. Katie Barnes 4. Laura Kane 5. Bri Rodriguez

Year 2006 2001 1999 2002 2010

Games 21 21 19 21 24

Goals 18 15 13 10 7

Sophomore Assists 1. Laura Kane 2. Deana Everrett Ashley Banks Bri Rodriguez 5. Greer Barnes Rachel Kruze Bry McCarthy

Year 2002 2006 2005 2010 2006 2000 2010

Games 21 21 21 24 21 21 24

Assists Avg. 8 0.38 7 0.33 7 0.33 7 0.29 6 0.29 6 0.29 6 0.25

Sophomore Points 1. Deana Everrett 2. Chrissie Abbott 3. Katie Barnes 4. Laura Kane 5. Bri Rodriguez

Year 2006 2001 1999 2002 2010

Games 21 21 19 21 24

Points 43 33 31 28 21

Avg. 0.85 0.71 0.68 0.48 0.29

Avg. 2.04 1.57 1.63 0.75 0.86


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Rena Lippa

Junior Goals 1. Chrissie Abbott 2. Katie Barnes 3. Rena Lippa Marisa Kanela 5. Deana Everrett Blake Miller

Year 2002 2000 1997 2004 2007 2010

Games 22 21 19 21 23 24

Goals 20 17 11 11 10 10

Avg. 0.91 0.81 0.58 0.58 0.43 0.42

Junior Assists 1. Kim Bonilla 2. Lisa Stoia 3. Blake Miller Katie Barnes Deana Everrett

Year 2006 2002 2010 2000 2007

Games 21 22 24 21 23

Assists 12 10 9 9 9

Avg. 0.57 0.45 0.38 0.43 0.39

Junior Points 1. Chrissie Abbott 2. Katie Barnes 3. Kim Bonilla 4. Deana Everrett Blake Miller

Year 2002 2000 2006 2007 2010

Games 22 21 21 21 24

Points 47 43 30 29 29

Avg. 2.14 2.05 1.42 1.26 1.21

Senior Goals 1. Ashley Banks 2. Chrissie Abbott 3. Rena Lippa Katie Barnes 5. Marisa Kanela

Year 2007 2003 1998 2001 2005

Games 25 23 19 21 21

Goals 15 13 12 12 9

Avg. 0.60 0.57 0.63 0.57 0.43

Senior Assists 1. Lisa Stoia 2. Katie Barnes 3. Laura Kane 4. Marisa Kanela 5. Deana Everrett Chrissie Abbott Ashley Banks

Year 2003 2001 2004 2005 2008 2003 2007

Games 23 21 21 21 22 23 25

Assists 12 10 9 9 8 8 8

Avg. 0.52 0.48 0.43 0.43 0.36 0.35 0.32

Senior Points 1. Ashley Banks 2. Chrissie Abbott Katie Barnes 4. Rena Lippa 5. Lisa Stoia

Year 2005 2003 2001 1998 2003

Games 25 23 21 19 23

Points 38 34 34 28 26

Avg. 1.52 1.47 1.62 1.47 1.13

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West Virginia Records Goals: 8 (2x vs. Syracuse 11/28/09 and St. Bonaventure 9/10/06) Assists: 8 (vs. St. Bonaventure 9/10/06) Points: 24 (vs. St. Bonaventure 9/10/06) Shots: 44 (vs. Binghamton 9/3/06) Saves: 9 (vs. Penn State 8/20/10) Fouls: 24 (vs. Notre Dame 11/11/07) Corners: 18 (vs. Villanova 10/19/08) Opponent Records Goals: 3 (Notre Dame 10/1/04; 10/2/09 and Villanova 10/15/10) Assists: 4 (Notre Dame 10/1/04) Points: 10 (Notre Dame 10/1/04) Shots: 23 (vs. Penn State 8/20/10) Saves: 18 (Binghamton 9/3/06) Fouls: 23 (Providence 10/24/10) Corners: 11 (vs. Penn State 8/20/10) Other Records First game: WVU, 1 Purdue 0 September 1, 2004 First goal: Natalie Cocchi vs. Purdue; September 1, 2004 First WVU goal: Natalie Cocchi vs. Purdue; September 1, 2004 First opponent goal: Kristen Weiss, Virginia; September 5, 2004 First WVU assist: Laura Kane vs. Arizona; September 10, 2004 First opponent assist: Sarah Huffman, Virginia; September 5, 2004

Top 25 Crowds for Women’s Soccer at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium (2004-present) Date 11-30-07 11-12-10 9-21-08 10-12-08 10-2-09 9-19-10 8-20-10 11-11-07 9-5-04 9-11-08 9-6-09 8-23-09 10-19-08 9-20-09 10-10-08 11-9-07 8-22-08 11-2-08 10-1-04 9-9-07 10-5-07 10-17-10 11-14-10 9-28-08 10-11-09

Crowd 3,000 1,688 1,615 1,407 1,382 1,376 1,277 1,213 1,208 1,137 1,102 1,079 1,036 1,017 1,001 974 947 918 892 887 873 863 855 847 828

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Opponent #8 USC** Morehead State** #6 Virginia Connecticut #8 Notre Dame #5 Virginia #11 Penn State #9 Notre Dame* #10 Virginia Kentucky Boston Ohio State Villanova Tennessee Providence #24 Louisville* Towson Louisville* #1 Notre Dame #15 Penn State Louisville Georgetown Penn State Syracuse #11 St. John’s

Result L, 0-1 W, 2-0 W, 3-0 T, 0-0 2OT L, 3-2 OT W, 1-0 L, 1-2 OT T, 1-1 2OT L, 0-1 W, 1-0 T, 0-0 2OT T, 0-0 2OT W, 2-1 OT W, 1-0 W, 3-0 W, 1-0 2OT W, 3-0 W, 4-0 L, 1-3 W, 1-0 W, 1-0 W, 3-0 W, 2-1 W, 8-0 W, 1-0


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[ year-by-year results / opponent records ] YEAR-BY-YEAR RESULTS Year 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

Coach Captains Nikki Izzo Kristin Cholewa, Tonia Deligiannis, Rena Lippa Nikki Izzo Rena Lippa, Nikki Garzon, Stacey Sollman Nikki Izzo Rena Lippa, Nikki Garzon, Stacey Sollmann Nikki Izzo Melissa Finkle, Stacey Sollmann, Ann Sorensen, Danielle Turrie Nikki Izzo-Brown Katie Barnes Nikki Izzo-Brown Katie Barnes Nikki Izzo-Brown Melissa Haire, Rachel Kruze, Shawna Toth Nikki Izzo-Brown Chrissie Abbott, Lisa Stoia Nikki Izzo-Brown Leslie Barden, Laura Kane, Ashley Weimer Nikki Izzo-Brown Karrie Hutchins, Kambria Riggins, Marisa Kanela Nikki Izzo-Brown Cathy Abel, Lana Bannerman Nikki Izzo-Brown Ashley Banks, Natalie Cocchi, Kiley Harris Nikki Izzo-Brown Carolyn Blank, Deana Everrett, Robin Rushton Nikki Izzo-Brown Mallory Beck, Carolyn Blank, Nicole Mailloux Nikki Izzo-Brown Ashtin Larkin, Meghan Lewis, Sydney Metheny Total

Record 10-7-2 11-6-2 11-6-2 9-9-1 15-6-0 15-5-1 18-3-1 17-4-2 15-6-0 12-6-3 14-4-3 18-5-2 14-3-6 10-7-6 18-5-1 207-82-42

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OPPONENT RECORDS INDIVIDUAL Goals: 3 by Jenny Heft and Jenny Streiffer, Notre Dame, 1998 Assists: 4 by Margaret Tietjen, Connecticut, 1996 Points: 7 (3G, 1A) by Jenny Heft, Notre Dame, 1998; by Cindy Daws, Notre Dame, 1996 Shots: 12 by Mary Frances Monroe, Connecticut, 1998 Goalkeeper Saves: 16 by Carolina Hines, Providence, 2002 TEAM Goals: 12 by Connecticut, 1996 Assists: 21 by Connecticut, 1996 Points: 45 by Connecticut, 1996 Shots: 45 by Connecticut, 1996 Goalkeeper Saves: 18 by Binghamton, 2006 Corner Kicks: 14 by Connecticut, 1998 Fouls: 23 by Providence, 2010

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[ academic honors ] NSCAA Team GPA Award (min. GPA 3.0) 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 CoSIDA Academic All-America Ashley Banks Melissa Haire Christen Seaman

2007, 1st team 2002, 2nd team; 2001, 3rd team 2002, 1st team

CoSIDA Academic All-District Chelsey Corroto 2009, second team; 2010 first team Bri Rodriguez 2010, second team Deana Everrett 2008, second team Robin Rushton 2008, second team Ashley Banks 2006 first team; 2007, first team Krystle Kallman 2007, second team Kim Bonilla 2006 Karrie Hutchins 2005 Ashley Weimer 2003, 2004 Laura Kane 2002, 2004 Christen Seaman 2002 Melissa Haire 2001, 2002 NSCAA Scholar All-American Ashley Banks Kim Bonilla Marisa Kanela Ashley Weimer Laura Kane Melissa Haire Stacey Sollmann

2007 2007 2005 2004 2003, 2004 2002 1999

Ashley Weimer

NSCAA Scholar All-Region Chelsey Corroto 2010, third team Ashtin Larkin 2010, third team Meghan Lewis 2010, second team Heather Saffel 2009, honorable mention Lisa DuCote 2008, honorable mention Deana Everrett 2008, second team Kelsey Fowler 2008, honorable mention Robin Rushton 2007, honorable mention; 2008 honorable mention Ashley Banks 2006, first team; 2007, first team Kim Bonilla 2007, first team Lisa DuCote 2007, honorable mention Krystle Kallman 2007, honorable mention Cathy Abel 2006

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BIG EAST Female Scholar Athlete of the Year Kiley Harris Ashley Weimer Melissa Haire Stacey Sollmann Stacey Adams

2007 2004 2002 1999 1998

Rhodes Scholar Nominee Ashley Weimer

2004


Record Book [ athletic honors ] M.A.C. Hermann Trophy Finalist Chrissie Abbott

2003

M.A.C. Hermann Trophy Semifinalist Ashley Banks 2007 Chrissie Abbott 2003 M.A.C. Hermann Trophy Watch List Carolyn Blank 2009 Greer Barnes 2008 Amanda Cicchini 2007, 2008 Ashley Banks 2007 Deana Everrett 2006* Chrissie Abbott 2003 * was added to the list during the season Soccer America College MVP Greer Barnes 2008, second team Amanda Cicchini 2007, first team Chrissie Abbott 2002 NSCAA/adidas First Team All-America Lisa Stoia 2003 Chrissie Abbott 2002 Katie Barnes 2001 NSCAA/adidas Second Team All-America Carolyn Blank 2008, 2009 Greer Barnes 2007 Amanda Cicchini 2007 Chrissie Abbott 2003 Lisa Stoia 2002 NSCAA/adidas Third Team All-America Greer Barnes 2008 Ashley Banks 2007 Laura Kane 2004 Umbro/Soccer News Net Player of the Year Finalist Ashley Banks 2007 Soccer Buzz Player of the Year Finalist Ashley Banks 2007 Chrissie Abbott 2002, 2003 Soccer Buzz First Team All-America Lisa Stoia 2003 Chrissie Abbott 2002 Soccer Buzz Second Team All-America Greer Barnes 2008 Carolyn Blank 2008 Ashley Banks 2007 Greer Barnes 2007 Chrissie Abbott 2003 Lisa Stoia 2002 Katie Barnes 2001

Amanda Cicchini Deana Everrett Laura Kane Chrissie Abbott Lisa Stoia Katie Barnes

2006, 2007 2006 2004 2002, 2003 2001, 2002, 2003 2000, 2001

NSCAA/adidas All-Region Coach of the Year Nikki Izzo-Brown 2000, 2002, 2007 Regional Assistant Coach of the Year Lisa Stoia 2010

Second Team Erica Henderson Kerri Butler Deana Everrett Carolyn Blank Kim Bonilla Amanda Cicchini Marisa Kanela Kambria Riggins Ashley Weimer Jennifer Lewis Rachel Kruze Chrissie Abbott Lisa Stoia Stacey Sollman

2010 2008 2007, 2008 2007 2006 2005 2005 2005 2004 2002, 2003 2002 2001 2000 1998, 1999

First Team Greer Barnes Carolyn Blank Ashley Banks Amanda Cicchini Laura Kane Chrissie Abbott Lisa Stoia Katie Barnes

2007, 2008 2008, 2009 2007 2007 2004 2002, 2003 2002, 2003 2000, 2001

Third Team Bry McCarthy Amanda Cicchini Lana Bannerman Ashley Weimer Laura Kane Rachel Kruze Katie Barnes Stacey Stollman

2010 2008 2006 2003 2002 2000, 2001 1999 1997

Second Team Carolyn Blank Amanda Cicchini Deana Everrett Kambria Riggins Marisa Kanela Rachel Kruze Jennifer Lewis Chrissie Abbott Lisa Stoia

2007 2006 2006, 2007 2005 2004, 2005 2002 2002 2001 2001

Third Team Kerri Butler Nicole Mailloux Megan Mischler Amanda Cicchini Ashley Weimer Rachel Kruze Lisa Stoia

2010 2009 2009 2005, 2008 2004 2000 2000

Soccer Buzz Third Team All-America Amanda Cicchini 2007 Deana Everrett 2006 Katie Barnes 2000 Soccer Buzz Honorable Mention All-America Lisa Stoia

2001

Soccer Buzz Freshman All-America Blake Miller 2008, fourth team Carolyn Blank 2006, fourth team Amanda Cicchini 2005, second team Ashley Banks 2004, second team Lana Bannerman 2003, honorable mention Lisa Stoia 2000, second team

Soccer Buzz All-Mid-Atlantic Region Coach of the Year Nikki Izzo-Brown 2000, 2002, 2007 First Team Bri Rodriguez Greer Barnes Carolyn Blank Ashley Banks

2010 2007, 2008 2008 2007

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Soccer Buzz Regional All-Freshman Team Erica Henderson 2008 Blake Miller 2008 Megan Mischler 2007 Carolyn Blank 2006 Amanda Cicchini 2005 Ashley Banks 2004 Lana Bannerman 2003 Nicole Cauzillo 2003 Marisa Kanela 2002 Lisa Zanti 2001 Lisa Stoia 2000 Katie Barnes 1999 Vanessa Heppeler 1998 Stacey Stollmann 1997 BIG EAST Coach of the Year Nikki Izzo-Brown 2001, 2002 BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year Ashley Banks 2007 Chrissie Abbott 2002 Katie Barnes 2000, 2001 BIG EAST Rookie of the Year Ashley Banks Lisa Stoia

2004 2000

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BIG EAST Midfielder of the Year Carolyn Blank 2008 Lisa Stoia 2002, 2003 All-BIG EAST First Team Bri Rodriguez Greer Barnes Carolyn Blank Amanda Cicchini Ashley Banks Deana Everrett Marisa Kanela Laura Kane Chrissie Abbott Lisa Stoia Katie Barnes

2010 2007, 2008 2008, 2009 2006, 2007, 2008 2007 2006 2005 2003, 2004 2002, 2003 2001, 2002, 2003 2000, 2001

Second Team Kerri Butler Blake Miller Megan Mischler Deana Everrett Carolyn Blank Lana Bannerman Greer Barnes Amanda Cicchini Ashley Banks Ashley Weimer Marisa Kanela Laura Kane Chrissie Abbott Rachel Kruze Lisa Stoia Katie Barnes Stacey Sollmann

2010 2010 2010 2008 2007 2006 2006 2005 2004, 2005 2004 2004 2002 2001 2000, 2002 2000 1999 1997

Vanessa Heppeler Stacey Sollmann

BIG EAST Championship All-Tournament Team (started in 2007) Kerri Butler 2010 Meghan Lewis 2010 Bry McCarthy 2010 Blake Miller 2010 Megan Mischler 2010 Bri Rodriguez 2009 Carolyn Blank 2008 Erica Henderson 2008 Greer Barnes 2007 Carolyn Blank 2007 Kim Bonilla 2007 Kerri Butler 2007 Amanda Cicchini 2007 Robin Rushton 2007 BIG EAST Championship Most Outstanding Offensive Player (started in 2007) Meghan Lewis 2010 Kim Bonilla 2007

Third Team (started in 2005) Bry McCarthy 2010 Nicole Mailloux 2009 Megan Mischler 2008, 2009 Deana Everrett 2007 Kim Bonilla 2006 Lana Bannerman 2005 Kambria Riggins 2005 Honorable Mention Blake Miller Kim Bonilla

1997 1996

2008 2007

All-Rookie Team (reappeared in 2009) Frances Silva 2010 Bri Rodriguez 2009 Caroline Szwed 2009 Nicole Cauzillo 2003 Marisa Kanela 2002 Kambria Riggins 2002 Laura Kane 2001 Chrissie Abbott 2000 Lisa Stoia 2000 Rachel Kruze 1999

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Amanda Cicchini

BIG EAST Championship Most Outstanding Defensive Player (started in 2007) Kerri Butler 2010 Carolyn Blank 2007 National Strength and Conditioning Association All-America Robin Rushton Kelsey Fowler Lana Bannerman Karrie Hutchins Lisa Stoia Katie Barnes

2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2002

WVU Fred Schaus Captain’s Award Carolyn Blank Ashley Banks Laura Kane Katie Barnes

2010 2008 2005 2001

WVU Red Brown Cup Karrie Hutchins Chrissie Abbott

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[ regulation, overtime and penalty kick / misc. records ] All-Time Record in Regulation Year Home Road 1996 5-3 4-4 1997 7-2 3-3 1998 6-1 4-3 1999 7-2 1-7 2000 7-0 6-2 2001 7-2 3-1 2002 8-1 6-2 2003 10-1 5-2 2004 5-5 7-1 2005 7-0 3-5 2006 7-1 5-1 2007 12-2 5-2 2008 7-0 3-2 2009 6-0 3-3 2010 9-0 3-4 Totals 110-20 61-42

Neutral - - - 1-0 1-0 1-1 3-0 2-0 2-0 2-0 1-2 0-1 2-0 1-2 3-0 19-6

All-Time Record in Overtimes Year Home 1996 1-0-1 1997 0-1-1 1998 0-1-1 1999 - 2000 0-1-0 2001 1-0-0 2002 1-0-0 2003 0-1-0 2004 - 2005 - 2006 1-0-2 2007 1-0-1 2008 2-0-2 2009 0-1-2 2010 1-1-1 Totals 8-6-11

Neutral Overall - 1-0-2 - 1-1-2 - 1-2-2 0-0-1 0-0-1 - 1-4-0 1-0-0 4-1-1 - 1-0-1 0-0-1 0-1-2 - 1-0-0 0-1-0 0-1-3 - 1-0-3 - 1-0-2 0-1-2 2-1-6 0-1-0 0-2-6 - 3-1-1 1-3-4 17-14-32

Road 0-0-1 1-0-1 1-1-1 - 1-3-0 2-1-1 0-0-1 0-0-1 1-0-0 0-0-3 0-0-1 0-0-1 0-0-2 0-0-4 2-0-0 8-5-17

All-Time Record in Penalty Kick Shootouts 2-2 Overall

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Overall 9-7 10-5 10-4 9-9 14-2 11-4 17-3 17-3 14-6 12-5 13-4 17-5 12-2 10-5 15-4 190-68

Meghan Lewis

Miscellaneous Records Longest Winning Streak: 14 in 2010 Longest Unbeaten Streak (includes ties): 18 in 2002 Longest Losing Streak: 4 in 1999 Consecutive Matches Scored In: 18 in 2002 Consecutive Shutouts: 7 in 1996, 2002 Consecutive Shutout Minutes: 678:33 in 1996 Consecutive Matches Without Scoring: 4 in 1999 All-Time Record: 207-82-32 All-Time Home Record: 118-26-11 All-Time Road Record: 69-47-17 All-Time Neutral Record: 20-9-4 All-Time Regulation Record: 190-68-0 All-Time Overtime Record: 17-14-32

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CHRISSIE ABBOTT 2002 first team NSCAA/adidas All-American 2002 first team Soccer Buzz All-American 2003 second team NSCAA/adidas All-American 2003 second team Soccer Buzz All-American 2002 Soccer America College MVP When Chrissie Abbott earned first team AllAmerica honors from both the NSCAA and Soccer Buzz in 2002, she became the first woman in the history of the program to do so. The honors followed a record-breaking season that saw the junior forward break former All-American Katie Barnes’ seasonal records. Abbott scored 20 goals in 2002, and dished out seven assists for a program-best 47 points while leading her team to its first-ever NCAA tournament win. Abbott completed her record-setting career at West Virginia by leading the Mountaineers to the Sweet 16 in 2003 with a team-high 13 goals and eight assists. She became WVU’s most decorated alumnus, earning five career records during her tenure. The North Olmstead, Ohio, native graduated as WVU’s career goals (53), points (125), shots (472), matches played (87) and matches started (87) leader. She was the 2002 BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year, marking the third consecutive season that the award was earned by a Mountaineer. In the history of the program, no Mountaineer scored more gamewinning goals (22) than Abbott. Along with teammate Lisa Stoia, Abbott was a 2003 member of the U-21 National Team Pool and a member of a select group of collegians invited to train with WUSA teams during the summer of 2003. She spent her summer training with both the Philadelphia Charge and the Carolina Courage. Abbott, a second team Soccer Buzz and NSCAA All-American in 2003, was the co-winner of the 2004 Red Brown Cup, sharing the honor with wrestling’s three-time NCAA champion Greg Jones.

KATIE BARNES 2001 first team NSCAA/adidas All-American 2001 second team Soccer Buzz All-American 2000 third team Soccer Buzz All-American West Virginia’s first women’s soccer AllAmerican, Katie Barnes rewrote the Mountaineer record book during her tenure at WVU. The Mason, Ohio, native started every match in her career and helped lead the Mountaineers to their first-ever NCAA tournament appearance as a junior in 2000. That season, Barnes scored 17 goals and added nine assists for a 43-point season. At the time, no women’s soccer player boasted better seasonal numbers. The forward was a two-time BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year, earning the honor in 2000 and 2001, as well as a member of the US U-21 National Team that won three consecutive Nordic Cups. On February 11, 2002, Barnes became the first West Virginia women’s soccer player to be drafted by the WUSA when she was selected in the second round as the ninth overall pick by the Carolina Courage. Barnes also spent time as a member of the San Jose CyberRays. During 2004, Barnes spent time training with America’s elite, in hopes of becoming a member of the United States full National Team. Chrissie Abbott

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LISA STOIA 2003 first team NSCAA/adidas All-American 2003 first team Soccer Buzz All-American 2002 second team NSCAA/adidas All-American 2002 second team Soccer Buzz All-American A dynamic performer in the midfield, Lisa Stoia earned BIG EAST Midfielder of the Year honors in 2002 for her efforts in leading West Virginia to its first regular season championship. She also assisted on 10 of West Virginia’s record-breaking 53 goals in 2003, tying her with Katie Barnes for the seasonal record. Stoia was a NSCAA/adidas and Soccer Buzz second team All-American in 2002. Stoia continued her domination in her senior season, breaking the season assist record (12) she tied the season before on her way to becoming West Virginia’s all-time assists leader with 33 career dishes. The Shirley, N.Y., native became the first midfielder in BIG EAST history to earn midfielder of the year honors in consecutive seasons by winning the award for the second time in 2003. Alongside teammate Chrissie Abbott, Stoia became WVU’s all-time matches played and matched started leader with 87 career starts, after leading her 2003 squad to the program’s first Sweet 16 appearance. For her efforts in 2003, Stoia earned first team All-America honors from both Soccer Buzz and the NSCAA. A three-time first team all-BIG EAST selection, Stoia was a member of the 2003 U-21 National Team Pool and one of a select group, including Abbott, who were invited to train with WUSA teams during the summer of 2003. Stoia also spent time training with the Philadelphia Charge and the Carolina Courage. In the spring of 2009, Stoia played in the 2009 Women’s Professional Soccer league, after being drafted with the 48th overall pick by the Saint Louis Athletica. LAURA KANE 2004 third team NSCAA/adidas All-American Laura Kane became West Virginia’s fourth AllAmerican in four years in 2004 when she capped off a stellar career with an eight-goal and nineassist, 25-point performance in her senior season. For her efforts, she earned third team All-America accolades from the NSCAA. Known for her ankle-breaking foot skills, the Pottstown, Pa., native possessed deadly accuracy with her shot resulting in 31 goals, 15 of which were game-winners. She also had a keen eye for the development of play, dishing out a total of 25 assists over four years. Kane’s 85 total points, along with her goals and assists totals, rank her third in the WVU all-time points, goals and assists categories. A two-time Scholar All-American as well, Kane was twice selected to the BIG EAST’s first team (2003, 2004) and was a second team all-BIG EAST selection her sophomore year and an all-rookie honoree as a freshman. Kane played in 86 matches for the Mountaineers, starting 85 of them. A two-time NSCAA and Soccer Buzz all-Region honoree, Kane joined Abbott, Barnes and Stoia as former Mountaineers who made the U-21 National Team pool when she was selected to the pool following the 2004 season.

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DEANA EVERRETT 2006 third team Soccer Buzz All-American After seeing her playing time increase as a freshman, Deana Everrett had a breakout sophomore season in 2006 to earn third team All-America honors from Soccer Buzz. The Oakville, Ontario, native put together the second greatest scoring season in school history with 18 goals and seven assists for 43 points. She was an all-BIG EAST first team selection after leading the league in goals and points through the regular season. She was also named Soccer Buzz first team all-Mid-Atlantic Region and second team all-Mid-Atlantic Region by the NSCAA. Everrett, who was eventually named to the Hermann Trophy watch list, ranked in the top five in the nation in goals scored all season as she led a Mountaineer squad that scored a school record 55 goals in 2006. A two-time BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week, the 5-foot-5 sophomore’s best game of the year came at DePaul, where she tied a school record for goals in a match with three, all in the first half. Everrett closed out her career as one of the finest offensive players, exiting after the 2008 season with 39 goals (third alltime), 24 assists (fourth all-time), 102 points (third all-time) and 299 shots (third all-time) in 84 career matches.

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GREER BARNES 2008 second team Soccer America College MVP 2008 second team Soccer Buzz All-American 2008 third team NSCAA All-American 2007 second team Soccer Buzz All-American 2007 second team NSCAA/adidas All-American Greer Barnes turned in the finest season by a Mountaineer defender in school history in 2008. She logged the most minutes of any player while starting all 23 games at outside back. A first team All-BIG EAST performer, she earned Soccer America second team MVP, Soccer Buzz second team All-America and NSCAA third team All-America honors as a senior. Barnes and the WVU defense allowed only four goals in 11 conference games in 2008 – the fewest by any BIG EAST team in either division. A Hermann Trophy Watch List pick, she earned multiple conference and national player of the week honors in helping the Mountaineers post 13 shutouts. In 2007, the Rye, N.Y., native, started all 25 games at outside defender, helping the Mountaineer defense tie a school record with 13 shutouts. Barnes became the first defender in school history to earn first team all-BIG EAST honors and was a first team all-Region choice. She and the WVU defense allowed only two goals in seven postseason games as West Virginia advanced to its first NCAA Elite Eight. Barnes successfully made the move from central midfield to defender in 2007 and was named a second team NSCAA All-American. The three-time all-BIG EAST selection kept teams off balance with her ability to make runs forward as an offensive threat. A member of the all-tournament team at the 2007 BIG EAST Championship, Barnes appeared in 82 career matches.

Ashley Banks ASHLEY BANKS 2007 second team Soccer Buzz All-American 2007 third team NSCAA/adidas All-American Banks turned in the finest senior season in school history. The four-year letterwinner and 2007 team captain, guided the Mountaineers to a BIG EAST championship and a berth in the NCAA tournament’s Elite Eight in 2007. The Mountaineers posted an 18-5-2 record, tying the school’s mark for most wins in a season. The Annandale, Va., native led WVU with 38 points and 15 goals en route to being named the BIG EAST’s Offensive Player of the Year and a first team all-conference selection. The Hermann Trophy semifinalist and Soccer Buzz National Player of the Year finalist was also named an ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American and NSCAA Scholar All-American. The forward left WVU ranked in the top five all-time in three major offensive categories – 34 goals (3rd), 26 assists (3rd) and 94 points (3rd).

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AMANDA CICCHINI 2007 first team Soccer America College MVP 2007 second team NSCAA/adidas All-American 2007 third team Soccer Buzz All-American Cicchini, an Oakville, Ontario, native, was a four-year starter at midfield, appearing in 89 career matches, more than any other player in school history. The 5-foot-2 playmaker was listed on the Hermann Trophy Watch List for three

CAROLYN BLANK 2009 second team NSCAA All-American 2008 second team NSCAA All-American 2008 second team Soccer Buzz All-American Carolyn Blank earned her second consecutive NSCAA second team AllAmerica honor in 2009, helping a young West Virginia team advance to a 10thstraight NCAA tournament. As a senior, Blank became the school’s all-time leader in matches played (92) and matches started (92). The two-time team captain earned Team MVP honors in three-straight seasons to finish her career with 33 points on 13 goals and seven assists. An NSCAA first team all-Northeast region and all-BIG EAST first team selection, Blank scored the fastest goal in WVU’s NCAA tournament history, coming at the 1:29 mark against Loyola (Md.). She finished the season with nine points on four goals and one assist. Blank became the school’s second BIG EAST Midfielder of the Year following a stellar junior campaign in 2008. A defensive center mid, Blank started all 23 matches, registering five goals and two assists, including two-game winners. A first team all-BIG EAST selection, the Toms River, N.J., native earned second team All-America honors from the NSCAA and Soccer Buzz. Named the team’s MVP for the second-consecutive season, Blank earned all-tournament team recognition at the Notre Dame Inn at St. Mary’s Classic and the BIG EAST Championship. Blank was aggressive in the attack, attempting 71 shots, second-most on the team. But perhaps most impressive was the leadership she provided to her teammates. Despite a talented eight-member senior class in 2008, it was Blank who earned team captain stripes. She was drafted in the fifth round of the 2010 Women’s Professional Soccer Draft by the St. Louis Athletica.

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seasons. Cicchini’s best season came in 2007 where she finished with eight points on four assists and two goals on WVU’s BIG EAST championship squad. The central midfielder was outstanding in controlling the tempo of play while working end line to end line. A two-time NSCAA first team all-Region selection, Cicchini was named first team all-BIG EAST three times in her career. As a junior, she earned All-America honors from Soccer America, the NSCAA and Soccer Buzz. Named to the 2007 Hermann Trophy Watch List, Cicchini scored goals in the season opener against Bowling Green and at BIG EAST foe Pitt. Great on the ball, she served assists against Penn State, Villanova and Wake Forest. The three-time all-league midfielder was also named to the all-tournament team at the 2007 BIG EAST Championship.

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LAURA KANE Pitea IF (Sweden) FC Indiana (USL W-League) A third team All-American at WVU, forward Laura Kane played professionally in the U.S. and abroad following a stellar career with the Mountaineers. A Pottstown, Pa., native, Kane took her game overseas playing the 2008 season for Sweden’s First Division Champions Pitea IF. GREER BARNES Los Angeles Sol (WPS) Two-time All-America defender, Greer Barnes was drafted in the fourth round, 24th overall, of the 2009 Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) Draft by the Los Angeles Sol. The WPS is the first professional soccer league in North America since the Women’s United Soccer Association (WUSA) league that lasted for three years before folding in 2003.

KATIE BARNES Carolina Courage (WUSA) San Jose CyberRays (WUSA) Cincinnati Ladyhawks (USL W-League) On Feb. 11, 2002, Katie Barnes became the first West Virginia women’s soccer player to be drafted by the Women’s United Soccer Association (WUSA) when she was selected in the second round as the ninth overall pick by the Carolina Courage. RACHEL KRUZE Philadelphia Charge (WUSA) IBV (Iceland) Rochester Rhinos (USL W-League) Considered the most underrated player in WVU women’s soccer history, Rachel Kruze proved her doubters wrong when she was selected by the Philadelphia Charge in the 2003 Women’s United Soccer Association (WUSA) Draft, making her the second Mountaineer to join the professional ranks. KIM BONILLA Pitea IF (Sweden) Jersey Sky Blue (USL W-League) Kim Bonilla, a four-year letterwinner and all-BIG EAST forward, continued her playing career after college with one season (2008) for Jersey Sky Blue in the United Soccer League. She continued her career overseas, playing the 2008-09 season for Pitea IF Soccer Club, Sweden’s First Division Champions. The Dumfries, Va., native returned to the U.S. to play for various W-League squads.

LISA STOIA St. Louis Athletica (WPS) Boston Renegades (USL W-League) Former two-time BIG EAST Midfielder of the Year, Lisa Stoia was drafted in the seventh round, 48th overall, of the 2009 Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) Draft by the St. Louis Athletica. The Shirley, N.Y., native competed for two seasons as a midfielder with the Boston Renegades in the United Soccer League. CAROLYN BLANK Jersey Sky Blue FC (WPS) Atlanta Beat (WPS) St. Louis Athletica (WPS) Midfielder Carolyn Blank was drafted in the fifth round of the 2010 Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) Draft by the St. Louis Athletica. Blank finished her first professional season with the Atlanta Beat before playing the 2011 season with Jersey Sky Blue. KERRI BUTLER Atlanta Beat (WPS) Kerri Butler, WVU’s career shutout leader, signed a professional contract with the Atlanta Beat of the WPS in February 2011. The Beat joined Women’s Professional Soccer as one of two expansion clubs in the 2010 season. MEGAN MISCHLER Boston Breakers (WPS) Three-time all-BIG EAST forward Megan Mischler earned a short-term contract with the Boston Breakers of the WPS midway through the 2011 season. After an impressive debut with the Boston Aztec Breakers Reserves, Mishcler was called into WPS action during 2011 World Cup play.

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WVU ON THE NATIONAL SCENE Chrissie Abbott • U-21 National Team Pool (2003) • Trained with WUSA’s Philadelphia Charge and Carolina Courage (2003) Lana Bannerman • Brazilian All-Stars (2004) Katie Barnes • U-21 National Team (2001) • National Team Pool (2005) Carolyn Blank • U-15 National Team Pool (2003) • U-16 National Team (2004) • U-17 National Team Pool (2005) • U-20 National Team Pool (2008) Amanda Cicchini • Canadian U-16 National Team Pool (2000) • Canadian U-17 National Team Pool (2001) • Canadian U-18 National Team (2002) • Canadian U-19 National Team (2004) • Full Canadian National Team (2005) • Canadian U-20 National Team (2005, 2006) Natalie Cocchi • Brazilian All-Stars (2004) Deana Everrett • Canadian U17 National Team (2001) • Canadian U19 National Team (2003) • Canadian U-20 National Team Pool (2004) Laura Kane • Brazilian All-Stars (2004) • U-21 National Team Pool (2005) Nicole Mailloux • Canadian U-17 National Team (2005) • Canadian U-18 National Team (2006) • Canadian U-20 National Team Pool (2008) Bry McCarthy • Canadian U-15 National Team (2005) • Canadian U-17 World Cup Team (2006-08) • Canadian U-20 National Team (2009, 2010) • Canadian Full National Team (2010, 2011) Bri Rodriguez • U-16 National Team Pool (2007) • U-17 National Team Pool (2008) Robin Rushton • Canadian U-16 National Team (2003) • Canadian U-17 National Team (2004) • Canadian U-20 National Team (2005, 2006) Lisa Stoia • U-21 National Team Pool (2003) • Trained with WUSA’s Philadelphia Charge and Carolina Courage (2003) Caroline Szwed • Canadian U-16 National Team (2007) • Canadian U-17 National Team (2008) • Canadian U-20 National Pool (2009)


Record Book [ series records ] Opponent Arizona Auburn Binghamton Boston Boston College Bowling Green Butler BYU Canisius Central Conn. Central Michigan Cincinnati Colgate Connecticut Dartmouth Dayton DePaul Duquesne Florida Atlantic Florida State Georgetown George Mason Hofstra Illinois James Madison Jacksonville State Kentucky Louisville Loyola, Md. Loyola Marymount Marquette Marshall Miami, Fla. Miami, Ohio Michigan State Morehead State Mount St. Mary’s Navy New Hampshire Notre Dame Ohio Ohio State Old Dominion Penn State Pitt Portland Princeton Providence Purdue Radford Rhode Island Richmond Robert Morris

First Played 2004 2001 2003 2009 1996 1997 1998 2009 1996 1998 2000 2007 2002 1996 2009 2005 2006 1996 2010 2003 1996 2001 2001 1999 1999 2002 2004 2006 2002 2008 2005 1998 1999 2001 2003 2010 1996 1996 1999 1996 1997 1996 2000 2003 1996 2005 2008 1996 2000 2003 2007 2000 1996

Last Played 2004 2002 2006 2009 2010 2010 1998 2009 1996 2000 2010 2010 2002 2010 2009 2005 2009 2009 2010 2003 2010 2002 2005 1999 2008 2002 2008 2010 2009 2008 2010 2000 2010 2001 2003 2010 1996 2007 2003 2009 2004 2010 2001 2010 2009 2005 2008 2010 2004 2004 2007 2006 1997

W-L-T 1-0-0 1-1-0 3-0-0 0-0-1 5-1-1 4-0-0 0-0-1 0-0-1 1-0-0 2-0-0 2-0-0 2-0-0 1-0-0 4-11-3 0-0-1 1-0-0 2-0-0 4-0-1 1-0-0 0-1-0 12-3-0 2-0-0 2-0-0 0-1-0 7-1-1 1-0-0 2-0-0 4-0-1 3-0-0 1-0-0 5-2-0 3-0-0 4-2-0 0-1-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 2-1-0 2-0-0 1-12-1 2-0-1 3-3-1 2-0-0 5-3-0 11-2-1 0-1-0 1-0-0 11-1-0 1-1-0 2-0-0 1-0-0 1-1-1 2-0-0

Opponent Rutgers St. Bonaventure St. Francis, Pa. St. John’s St. Louis Santa Clara Seton Hall SMU Syracuse Tennessee Texas Texas A&M Towson UCF USC USF Villanova VCU Virginia Virginia Tech Wake Forest Washington Washington State Western Michigan William & Mary Wyoming Xavier Yale Youngstown State

First Played 1996 2006 1996 1996 2001 2008 1996 2004 1996 2003 2004 2007 1999 1998 2007 2005 1996 1999 2001 1999 2007 2005 2008 2006 2000 2000 2007 2003 1996

Last Played 2010 2006 1997 2010 2001 2008 2008 2004 2010 2009 2004 2007 2008 1999 2007 2010 2010 1999 2010 2002 2009 2005 2008 2006 2005 2000 2007 2003 1997

W-L-T 10-4-1 1-0-0 2-0-0 10-2-3 1-0-0 0-1-0 6-3-2 1-0-0 7-3-2 4-0-0 0-1-0 0-1-0 2-0-0 2-0-0 0-1-0 5-1-1 9-4-5 1-0-0 3-8-2 3-0-0 0-2-0 1-0-0 0-0-1 1-0-0 3-0-1 1-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 2-0-0

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WVU has played Connecticut 18 times in the series, tying Villanova for the most all-time.

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WVU’s inaugural team

1996 (10-7-2/4-4-1 BIG EAST - 5th) Nikki Izzo Sept. 1 0-3 L at Rutgers Sept. 4 1-1 (ot) T at Duquesne Sept. 7 4-0 W PROVIDENCE Sept. 11 5-0 W ROBERT MORRIS Sept. 13 0-2 L SYRACUSE Sept. 15 0-1 L OHIO STATE Sept. 18 2-0 W at St. Francis, Pa. Sept. 22 0-0 T ST. JOHN’S Sept. 27 0-12 L at Connecticut Oct. 1 5-0 W YOUNGSTOWN STATE Oct. 4 2-0 (ot) W SETON HALL Oct. 9 1-0 W at Georgetown Oct. 14 1-0 W at Canisius Oct. 16 2-0 W at Pitt Oct. 19 1-0 W BOSTON COLLEGE Oct. 22 4-0 W MOUNT ST. MARY’S Oct. 25 0-11 L at Notre Dame Oct. 30 2-4 L at Villanova Nov. 3 0-4 L NAVY 1997 (11-6-2/4-6-1 BIG EAST - 5th) Nikki Izzo Aug. 30 1-0 (ot) W at Boston College Sept. 3 1-0 W DUQUESNE Sept. 6 2-0 W RUTGERS Sept. 10 2-1 W at Navy Sept. 14 0-3 L NOTRE DAME Sept. 16 1-0 W OHIO STATE Sept. 20 1-0 W at Providence Sept. 26 1-3 L at Seton Hall Sept. 28 0-5 L at Connecticut Oct. 1 4-0 W BOWLING GREEN Oct. 4 1-0 W GEORGETOWN Oct. 6 4-0 W YOUNGSTOWN STATE Oct. 8 0-1 L at Pitt Oct. 15 2-2 (ot) T at Ohio Oct. 18 0-0 (ot) T VILLANOVA Oct. 21 5-0 W at Robert Morris

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1998 (11-6-2, 4-5-2 BIG EAST - 7th) Nikki Izzo Sept. 4 0-7 L at Notre Dame Sept. 6 1-0 W at Georgetown Sept. 9 6-0 W at Bowling Green Sept. 12 2-1 W at Villanova Sept. 18 1-2 (ot) L CONNECTICUT Sept. 20 3-2 W SETON HALL Sept. 27 2-1 (ot) W at UCF Sept. 30 2-0 W MARSHALL Oct. 2 0-1 L PROVIDENCE Oct. 4 0-0 (ot) T BOSTON COLLEGE Oct. 7 1-0 W at Ohio State Oct. 10 2-1 W CENT. CONNECTICUT Oct. 16 0-2 L at Syracuse Oct. 18 0-1 (ot) L at St. John’s Oct. 21 3-0 W OHIO Oct. 24 0-0 (ot) T at Rutgers Oct. 28 2-1 W DUQUESNE Oct. 31 2-0 W PITT Nov. 3 0-5 L at Notre Dame (BEQ) 1999 (9-9-1, 2-4 BIG EAST Mid-Atlantic - 5th) Nikki Izzo Aug. 28 0-1 L at James Madison Sept. 3 0-2 L ILLINOIS! Sept. 5 4-2 W VCU! Sept. 8 2-0 W at Marshall Sept. 11 4-1 W TOWSON Sept. 14 6-1 W VIRGINIA TECH Sept. 18 0-4 L at Connecticut^ Sept. 19 3-1 W vs. New Hampshire^ Sept. 24 0-1 L at Villanova Sept. 29 5-1 W PITT Oct. 1 2-1 W RUTGERS Oct. 3 4-0 W UCF

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Oct. 8 1-5 L at Notre Dame Oct. 10 0-2 L SETON HALL Oct. 13 0-2 L at Georgetown Oct. 15 0-1 L at Miami % Oct. 17 0-0 (2ot) T vs. Butler % Oct. 22 3-0 W ST. JOHN’S Oct. 29 1-3 L at Ohio State ! Mountaineer Cup, Morgantown, W.Va. ^ UConn Fila Classic, Storrs, Conn. % Miami Invitational, Miami, Fla. 2000 (15-6, 3-3 BIG EAST Mid-Atlantic - 4th) Nikki Izzo-Brown Aug. 25 3-1 W SYRACUSE Aug. 27 2-1 W JAMES MADISON Sept. 1 1-0 W vs. Central Michigan Sept. 3 0-2 L at Purdue Sept. 8 1-0 W at Old Dominion Sept. 10 1-0 W at William & Mary Sept. 13 1-0 W at Virginia Tech Sept. 17 4-0 W WYOMING Sept. 22 1-2 (ot) L NOTRE DAME Sept. 24 2-3 (ot) L at Seton Hall Sept. 29 1-0 W VILLANOVA Oct. 4 2-0 W at Pitt Oct. 6 2-3 (2ot) L at Rutgers Oct. 8 4-0 W at Central Connecticut Oct. 11 2-0 W DUQUESNE Oct. 15 4-0 W MARSHALL Oct. 20 2-1 (ot) W at Boston College Oct. 22 3-1 W at Providence Oct. 25 3-1 W GEORGETOWN Oct. 29 0-1 (ot) L at Connecticut (BEQ) Nov. 8 1-5 L at Richmond (NCAA1) 2001 (15-5-1, 4-1-1 BIG EAST MidAtlantic - 2nd) Nikki Izzo-Brown Aug. 31 5-1 W at St. John’s Sept. 2 2-1 (2ot) W at Hofstra Sept. 7 1-2 L at Virginia ! Sept. 9 2-1 (2ot) W vs. St. Louis ! Sept. 21 2-1 (2ot) W AUBURN Sept. 23 2-0 W RUTGERS Sept. 28 4-0 W SETON HALL Sept. 30 1-2 (ot) L at Notre Dame Oct. 5 3-1 W WILLIAM & MARY Oct. 7 1-1 (2ot) T at Villanova Oct. 10 1-0 W PITT Oct. 12 0-1 L CONNECTICUT Oct. 14 3-0 W OLD DOMINION Oct. 19 3-2 (ot) W at George Mason Oct. 21 5-1 W MIAMI, Fla. Oct. 26 4-1 W at Georgetown Oct. 28 3-1 W at James Madison Nov. 4 2-0 W MIAMI, Fla. (BEQ) Nov. 9 1-0 W vs. Connecticut (BES) Nov. 12 1-2 L vs. Notre Dame (BEF) Nov. 16 0-1 L Miami, Ohio (NCAA1) ! Cavalier Invitational, Charlottesville, Va.


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[ all-time scores: 1996 - 2010 ] 2002 (18-3-1, 5-0-1 BIG EAST Mid-Atlantic Division Champions) Nikki Izzo Brown Aug. 30 0-2 L at Auburn! Sept. 1 4-0 W vs. Jacksonville State! Sept. 6 3-0 W BOSTON COLLEGE Sept. 8 4-1 W GEORGE MASON Sept. 13 2-1 W at Virginia Sept. 15 3-0 W JAMES MADISON Sept. 18 4-2 W at Pitt Sept. 22 1-0 W VILLANOVA Sept. 27 4-1 W WILLIAM & MARY Sept. 29 2-1 W at Rutgers Oct. 4 1-1 (2ot) T at Seton Hall Oct. 6 3-0 W NOTRE DAME Oct. 9 1-0 (ot) W GEORGETOWN Oct. 11 2-0 W at Colgate Oct. 13 4-0 W at Syracuse Oct. 20 2-0 W PROVIDENCE Oct. 23 2-0 W at Virginia Tech Nov. 3 4-0 W vs. St. John’s (BEQ) Nov. 8 3-2 W vs. Rutgers (BES) Nov. 10 0-1 L at Connecticut (BEF) Nov. 15 3-0 W LOYOLA, Md. (NCAA1) Nov. 17 0-1 L VIRGINIA (NCAA2) ! Auburn Sprint Classic, Auburn, Ala. 2003 (17-4-2, 4-1-1 BIG EAST MidAtlantic - 2nd) Nikki Izzo Brown Aug. 30 0-1 L at Virginia Sept. 1 2-1 W MICHIGAN STATE Sept. 5 4-0 W vs. New Hampshire! Sept. 7 4-0 W at James Madison! Sept. 12 3-1 W at Miami Sept. 14 3-2 W ST. JOHN’S Sept. 19 1-0 W at Connecticut Sept. 21 2-0 W vs. Yale Sept. 24 5-0 W BINGHAMTON Sept. 28 2-0 W at Tennessee Oct. 3 0-2 L at Notre Dame Oct. 5 2-0 W at Georgetown Oct. 10 2-0 W RUTGERS Oct. 12 2-1 W SETON HALL Oct. 17 5-0 W RADFORD Oct. 19 0-0 (2ot) T at Villanova Oct. 23 2-1 W PITT Oct. 26 1-4 L PENN STATE Nov. 2 2-1 W ST. JOHN’S (BEQ) Nov. 7 0-0 (2ot) T vs. Villanova& (BES) Nov. 14 4-2 W LOYOLA, Md. (NCAA1) Nov. 16 3-0 W OHIO STATE (NCAA2) Nov. 23 3-2 (2ot) L FLORIDA ST. (NCAA3) ! JMU/Comfort Inn Invitational & NOVA won penalty kick shootout, 5-4

2004 (15-6-0, 7-3-0 BIG EAST - 3rd) Nikki Izzo Brown Aug. 27 3-2 (2ot) W at Kentucky! Aug. 29 7-0 W vs. Ohio! Sept. 1 1-0 W PURDUE Sept. 5 0-1 L VIRGINIA Sept. 10 2-0 W ARIZONA Sept. 12 2-1 W JAMES MADISON Sept. 17 4-1 W at Providence Sept. 19 2-0 W at Boston College Sept. 24 0-1 L VILLANOVA Sept. 26 4-2 W ST. JOHN’S Oct. 1 1-3 L NOTRE DAME Oct. 3 4-1 W SYRACUSE Oct. 6 6-1 W at Pitt Oct. 10 4-1 W at Binghamton Oct. 15 2-0 W at Rutgers Oct. 17 2-1 W at Seton Hall Oct. 22 5-0 W at Radford Oct. 24 0-1 L GEORGETOWN Oct. 31 0-1 L VILLANOVA (BEQ) Nov. 12 2-1 W vs. S. Methodist (NCAA1) Nov. 14 1-2 L at Texas (NCAA2) ! Kentucky Invitational, Lexington, Ky. 2005 (12-6-3, 7-2-1 Division A – 3rd) Nikki Izzo Brown Aug. 26 3-1 W DAYTON Aug. 28 0-1 L at Virginia Sept. 1 1-2 L at Pitt Sept. 4 1-0 W TENNESSEE Sept. 9 1-0 W vs. Washington! Sept. 11 0-2 L at Portland! Sept. 16 1-1 (2ot) T at Richmond Sept. 18 0-0 (2ot) T at William & Mary Sept. 23 1-1 (2ot) T at Syracuse Sept. 25 3-0 W ST. JOHN’S Sept. 30 1-0 W RUTGERS Oct. 2 3-1 W SETON HALL

Oct. 7 2-0 W MARQUETTE Oct. 9 2-0 W USF Oct. 16 2-1 W at Georgetown Oct. 21 1-2 L at Connecticut Oct. 23 3-0 W at Providence Oct. 30 4-2 W at Villanova (BEQ) Nov. 4 0-1 (2ot) L vs. Connecticut (BES) Nov. 11 3-0 W vs. Hofstra (NCAA1) Nov. 13 2-5 L at Penn State (NCAA2) ! Nike Invitational, Portland, Ore. 2006 (14-4-3, 8-1-2 BIG EAST American Division Champions) Nikki Izzo-Brown Aug. 25 3-0 W vs. Richmond! Aug. 27 5-1 W at James Madison! Sept. 1 4-0 W WESTERN MICHIGAN Sept. 3 4-0 W BINGHAMTON Sept. 8 2-1 W at #7 Penn State Sept. 10 8-0 W ST. BONAVENTURE Sept. 15 4-1 W PITT Sept. 17 1-1 (2ot) T #21 VIRGINIA Sept. 22 5-0 W SYRACUSE Sept. 24 0-0 (2ot) T at St. John’s Sept. 29 1-3 L at #1 Notre Dame Oct. 1 4-0 W at DePaul Oct. 6 2-0 W at USF Oct. 8 2-0 W at Marquette Oct. 13 1-0 (2ot) W #23 VILLANOVA Oct. 15 3-0 W GEORGETOWN Oct. 20 0-1 L UCONN Oct. 22 4-0 W PROVIDENCE Oct. 29 0-0 (2ot) T vs. #25 Louisville (BEQ)& Nov. 3 2-3 L vs. #20 Rutgers (BES) Nov. 10 0-2 L vs. Virginia (NCAA1) ! James Madison Invitational & WVU won penalty kick shootout, 5-4

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The 2004 Mountaineers

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The 2008 Mountaineers

2007 (18-5-2, 9-1-1 BIG EAST American Division Champions, BIG EAST Tournament Champions) Nikki Izzo-Brown Aug. 31 4-0 W BOWLING GREEN Sept. 2 0-3 L at #9 Virginia Sept. 7 3-1 W RHODE ISLAND Sept. 9 1-0 W #15 PENN STATE Sept. 14 1-2 L vs. #5 Texas A&M! Sept. 16 5-1 W XAVIER Sept. 21 3-1 W at Pitt Sept. 23 1-2 L WAKE FOREST Sept. 28 2-0 W ST. JOHN’S Sept. 30 1-1 (2ot) T at Syracuse Oct. 5 1-0 W LOUISVILLE Oct. 7 2-0 W CINCINNATI Oct. 12 3-0 W at Providence Oct. 14 0-2 L at #17 Connecticut Oct. 19 5-3 W at Georgetown Oct. 21 1-0 W at Villanova Oct. 26 2-0 W USF Oct. 28 3-1 W MARQUETTE Nov. 4 1-0 W VILLANOVA (BEQ) Nov. 9 1-0 (2ot) W #24 LOUISVILLE (BES) Nov. 11 1-1 (2ot) T #9 NOTRE DAME (BEF)& Nov. 16 4-0 W NAVY (NCAA1) Nov. 18 2-0 W JAMES MADISON (NCAA2) Nov. 24 1-0 W at #6 Penn State (NCAA3) Nov. 30 0-1 L #8 USC (NCAA4) ! at Penn State (University Park, Pa.) & WVU won penalty kick shootout, 5-3

2008 (14-3-6, 7-1-3 BIG EAST American Division Champions) Nikki Izzo-Brown Aug. 22 3-0 W TOWSON Aug. 29 1-2 (2ot) L vs. #12 Santa Clara% Aug. 31 1-0 W Loyola Marymount% Sept. 5 1-0 W at #20 Tennessee^ Sept. 7 1-1 (2ot) T vs. Washington State^ Sept. 11 1-0 W KENTUCKY Sept. 14 1-1 (2ot) T JAMES MADISON Sept. 18 4-0 W PITT Sept. 21 3-0 W #6 VIRGINIA Sept. 25 0-0 (2ot) T at St. John’s Sept. 28 8-0 W SYRACUSE Oct. 3 1-1 (2ot) T at Seton Hall Oct. 5 0-1 L at Rutgers Oct. 10 3-0 W PROVIDENCE Oct. 12 0-0 (2ot) T CONNECTICUT Oct. 17 2-1 (2ot) W #16 GEORGETOWN Oct. 19 2-1 (ot) W VILLANOVA Oct. 24 2-0 W at Marquette Oct. 26 2-0 W at USF Nov. 2 4-0 W LOUISVILLE (BEQ) Nov. 7 1-1 (2ot) T vs. Connecticut (BES)& Nov. 14 2-1 W vs. Princeton (NCAA1) Nov. 16 2-3 L at #9 Virginia (NCAA2) % Inn at St. Mary’s Classic, Notre Dame, Ind. ^ First Tennessee Lady Vols Classic, Knoxville, Tenn. & UConn won penalty kick shootout, 4-2

WVU won its first BIG EAST Championship in 2007

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WVU’s 2010 BIG EAST Championship team

2009 (10-7-6, 5-3-3 American Division – 3rd) Nikki Izzo-Brown Aug. 23 0-0 (2ot) T OHIO STATE Aug. 29 2-1 W at #5 Penn State! Aug. 31 0-1 (ot) L vs. #25 BYU! Sept. 3 4-0 W DUQUESNE Sept. 6 0-0 (2ot) T BOSTON U Sept. 11 1-1 (2ot) T at #9 Virginia~ Sept. 13 0-1 L vs. Dartmouth~ Sept. 18 1-1 (2ot) T at Pitt Sept. 20 1-0 W TENNESSEE Sept. 24 1-0 W MARQUETTE Sept. 27 1-2 L at USF Oct. 2 2-3 (ot) L #8 NOTRE DAME Oct. 4 2-0 W DEPAUL Oct. 9 1-0 W SYRACUSE Oct. 11 1-0 W #11 ST. JOHN’S Oct. 16 0-0 (2ot) T at Villanova Oct. 18 1-2 L at Georgetown Oct. 23 0-0 (2ot) T at Connecticut Oct. 25 1-0 W at Providence Nov. 1 1-0 W at #9 Rutgers (BEQ) Nov. 6 0-1 L vs. #10 Marquette (BES) Nov. 13 2-0 W vs. Loyola (Md.) (NCAA1) Nov. 15 0-3 L at #14 Wake Forest (NCAA2) ! at Penn State (University Park, Pa.) ~ Virginia NIKE Soccer Classic, Charlottesville, Va.

2010 (18-5-1, 9-1-1 BIG EAST American Division – 2nd, BIG EAST Tournament Champions) Nikki Izzo-Brown Aug. 20 1-2 (ot) L #11 PENN STATE Aug. 27 3-0 W at Bowling Green Aug. 29 1-3 L at Ohio State Sept. 4 2-1 W CENTRAL MICHIGAN Sept. 10 1-2 L at Miami^ Sept. 12 4-0 W vs. Florida Atlantic^ Sept. 19 1-0 W #5 VIRGINIA Sept. 23 1-2 L at Marquette Sept. 26 0-0 (2ot) T USF Sept. 28 3-0 W PITT Oct. 1 4-0 W at Cincinnati Oct. 3 2-1 W at Louisville Oct. 8 1-0 (ot) W at Syracuse Oct. 10 1-0 (ot) W at St. John’s Oct. 15 4-3 (ot) W VILLANOVA Oct. 17 3-0 W GEORGETOWN Oct. 22 3-0 W CONNECTICUT Oct. 24 2-1 W PROVIDENCE Oct. 31 1-0 W RUTGERS (BEQ) Nov. 5 2-0 W vs. Connecticut (BES) Nov. 7 1-0 W vs. USF (BEF) Nov. 12 2-0 W MOREHEAD ST (NCAA1) Nov. 14 2-1 W PENN STATE (NCAA2) Nov. 19

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Key: BE1 – BIG EAST First Round BEQ – BIG EAST Quarterfinals BES – BIG EAST Semifinals BEF – BIG EAST Finals NCAA1 – NCAA First Round NCAA2 – NCAA Second Round NCAA3 – NCAA Sweet 16 NCAA4 – NCAA Elite Eight Rankings reflect highest ranking for opponent on date played (beginning 2006 season)

L at #16 Boston College (NCAA3)

^Hurricane Cup – Miami, Fla.

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Nikki Garzon

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Chrissie Abbott (F) Cathy Abel (M/F) Stacey Adams (GK)

North Olmstead, Ohio 2000-01-02-03C Flemington, N.J. 2003-04-05-06 Clifton Park, N.Y. 1996-97-98

Ashley Banks (F/M) Lana Bannerman (GK) Drea Barklage (D) Greer Barnes (D) Katie Barnes (F) Leslie Barden (F) Mallory Beck (GK) Tara Berardi (GK) Morgan Betscher (F) Carolyn Blank (M) Hannah Boettger (D) Kim Bonilla (F) Stephanie Burgess (F) Kerri Butler (GK)

Annandale, Va. Naperville, Ill. St. Louis, Mo. Rye, N.Y. Mason, Ohio Fairfield, Ohio Johnston, Iowa Rochester, N.Y. Decatur, Ill. Toms River, N.J. Cambridge, Md. Dumfries, Va. Morgantown, W.Va. Fredericksburg, Va.

Stephanie Carpenter (M) Nicole Cauzillo (M) Kristin Cholewa (D) Amanda Cicchini (M) Maura Cirilli (M) Natalie Cocchi (D) Amy Coleman (D) Chelsey Corroto (F)

Mays Landing, N.J. Northville, Mich. Virginia Beach, Va. Oakville, Ontario Wallingford, Pa. Ocean Township, N.J. Akron, Ohio Hilliard, Ohio

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Liverpool, N.Y. Niskayuna, N.Y. Lewiston, N.Y. Long Beach, Calif. Fredricksburg, Va.

Kristin English (M/F) Deana Everrett (F)

Millersville, Md. Oakville, Ontario

1999 2005-06-07-08C

Kristen Felice (F) Melissa Finkle (F) Laura Finley (GK) Kelsey Fowler (D/M)

Patchogue, N.Y. Brookfield, Conn. Mt. Laurel, N.J. Wheeling, W.Va.

2010 1996-97-98C 2001 2005-06-07-08

Nikki Garzon (D)

Penfield, N.Y.

Melissa Haire (GK) Kiley Harris (F) Erica Henderson (F/D) Vanessa Heppeler (M/F) Karrie Hutchins (M)

Lewisburg, Pa. Cicero, Ind. Rochester, N.Y. Liverpool, N.Y. Wheeling, W.Va.

Shannon Jarboe (D)

Rockford, N.Y.

Krystle Kallman (D) Laura Kane (F) Marisa Kanela (F/M) Caralee Keppler (D) Rachel Kruze (M)

Woodbury, Minn. 2005-06-07 Pottstown, Pa. 2001-02-03-04C Wantagh, N.Y. 2002-03-04-05C Rockville Centre, N.Y. 2009 Webster, N.Y. 1999-2000-01-02C

2004-05-06-07C 2003-04-05-06 2010 2006-07-08 1998-99-00C-01C 2001-02-03-04C 2007 1998-99 2008-09-10 2006-07-08C-09C 1997, 1999-2000 2004-05-06-07 2008 2007-08-09-10

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2009-10 2003 1996C-97 2005-06-07-08 2002-03-04 2004-05-06-07C 1996-97-98 2008-09-10

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Robyn D’Aversa (M) Tonia Deligiannis (M) Ann Marie Destino (M) Emily Dillon (F) Lisa DuCote (M)

Kiley Harris

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1998-99 1996C-97-98 1996 2010 2004-2006-07-08

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Laura Pappilon

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Ashtin Larkin (M) Katie Lenz (F) Rena Lippa (F) Jenn Lewis (D) Meghan Lewis (D) Shelly Lyons (M)

Cerritos, Calif. Mechanicsburg, Pa. Pittsford, N.Y. Silver Spring, Md. Naperville, Ill. Sarasota, Fla.

Nicole Mailloux (D) Laura Mallia (D) Megan Mattei (D) Brigette McCabe (D) Bry McCarthy (D) Susan McHale (F/M) Mollie Merkel (M) Sydney Metheny (F) Blake Miller (F) Rachael Minnich (F) Megan Mischler (F) Michelle Molinari (M) Christina Monzi

Mississauga, Ontario 2006-08-09C Eggertsville, N.Y. 2000 Memphis, Tenn. 2002 Gibsonia, Pa. 1997-98-99-2000 Ajax, Ontario 2009-10 Huntington, W.Va. 1996 Walkersville, Md. 2004-05 Elkins, W.Va. 2009-10C St. Louis, Mo. 2008-09-10 Mason, Ohio 2003-04-05 Moon Township, Pa. 2007-08-09-10 Parkersburg, W.Va. 2007-08 Staten Island, N.Y. 2004

Laura Papillon Erin Peters (D)

M

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Collegeville, Pa. Bethel Park, Pa.

2009-10C 2010 1996C-97C-98C 2000-01-02-03 2008-09-10C 1996-97

2003-04-05 1996

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Kambria Riggins (M) Bri Rodriguez (M) Emma Rodriguez (D) Robin Rushton (D)

Millersville, Pa. 2002-03-04-05C Aurora, Ill. 2009-10 Spencerport, N.Y. 1999-2000-01 Scarborough, Ontario 2005-06-07-08C

Heather Saffel (D) Christen Seaman (D) Shannon Seaward (D) Megan Sheehy (F) Missy Shields (M) Frances Silva (F) Julie Smith (M) Mallory Smith (D) Stacey Sollmann (D) Ann Sorensen (D) Lisa Stoia (M) Caroline Szwed (M)

Elkins, W.Va. 2009 Belleville, Ill. 1999-2001-02 San Ramon, Calif. 1997-98-99-2000 Westfield, N.J. 1997-98-2000 Bethel Park, Pa. 1999 Overland Park, Kan. 2010 Olean, N.Y. . 1999-2000-01 Hamden, Conn. 2010 Cincinnati, Ohio 1996-97C-98C-99C Whitefish Bay, Wis. 1996-97-98-99C Shirley, N.Y. 2000-01-02-03C Oakville, Ontario 2009-10

Shawna Toth (F) Danielle Turrie (M)

Morgantown, W.Va. Pittsford, N.Y.

Ashley Weimer (D) Sarah Wetmore (D)

North Huntingdon, Pa. 2001-02-03-04C Hamilton, Va. 1996-97-98

Lisa Zanti (D)

Rosedale, Md.

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[ all-time numerical roster ]

Jenn Lewis 0 00 01 1 2 3 4

Kerri Butler Hillary Battles Nicolette DeLaurentis Jennifer Furcht Jacque Sutphin Stephanie Baugh Melissa Haire Emily Main Stacey Adams Mallory Beck Tara Berardi Nicole Cauzillo Emily Dillon Melissa Haire Brandi Sutphin Lisa DuCote Kelsey Fowler Caralee Keppler Katie Lenz Megan Mattei Missy Shields Katie Slain Corissa Taylor Danielle Tucker Tessie Vezza Cathy Abel Ariel Davis Ashtin Larkin Blake Miller Shawna Toth Sarah Wetmore Greer Barnes Katie Barnes Missy Johns Laura Papillon Bri Rodriguez

5 6 7 8 9 10

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Chrissie Abbott Robyn D’Aversa Rachel Dahlstrand Ryan Dinan Kiley Harris Ashtin Larkin Heather Walker Ashley Banks Drea Barklage Kim Behm Laura Finley Shannon Jarboe Kim Bonilla Tonia Deligiannis Megan Mischler Christen Seaman Lisa Stoia Whitney Edwards Jamie Kocher Rena Lippa Sarah Maddox Caroline Szwed Jessica Vann Ashley Weimer Stephanie Burgess Jen Cappedonia Melissa Finkle Kambria Riggins Frances Silva Steph Carpenter Amanda Cicchini Shannon Seaward Meghan Smith Lisa Zanti

11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Miko Alley Beth Blasi Alli Kealing Emily Kirksey Rachel Kruze Cheryl Matochik Leslie Barden Meghan Lewis Bridgette McCabe Susan McHale Robin Rushton Amanda DeSario Ann Marie Destino Nikki Garzon Nicole Mailloux Mollie Merkel Shawna Toth Casey Vornadore Chelsey Corroto Kiley Harris Marisa Kanela Laura Mallia Danielle Turrie Deana Everrett Sara Keane Christina Monzi Christen Seaman Stacey Sollmann Katie Molinari Michelle Molinari Ann Sorensen Erica Henderson Shelly Lyons Rachael Minnich Emma Rodriguez Tara Beradi Ambere Cunningham Kristin English Kristen Felice Sarah Meehan Theresa Sadd

Robyn D’Aversa

19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 30 31 33 34 57 99

Amanda Anton Hannah Boettger Amanda Cicchini Maura Cirilli Ashley McDaniel Meghan Lewis Heather Saffel Krystle Kallman Emily Kirksey Emily Marshall Heather Saffel Megan Sheehy Vanessa Heppeler Karrie Hutchins Sydney Metheny Kristin Cholewa Lisa DuCote Julie Smith Mallory Smith Ashley Weimer Jessie Breed Cassandra Deitrick Jenn Lewis Lana Bannerman Elizabeth Frame Morgan Betscher Amy Coleman Greer Barnes Erin Peters Megan Mischler Natalie Cocchi Sarah Bizanovich Carolyn Blank Brandi Sutphin Bry McCarthy Athena Gramates Laura Kane Leigh Anthony Ashley Magruda Ashley Neal


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Dr. James P. Clements [ president ]

WVU’s First Family, standing from left: Jim, Beth and Tyler Clements. In rockers, from left: twins Hannah and Maggie. Seated on lawn: Grace. James P. Clements has said that no university in the country means more to its state than West Virginia University means to West Virginia. Since becoming WVU’s 23rd president on June 30, 2009, Dr. Clements has focused on expanding the University’s role as a 21st century land-grant institution. With a Strategic Framework for the Future now in place, WVU is committed to excelling in five key areas: academic excellence, research and innovation, diversity, global engagement, and enhancing the well-being and quality of life of our citizens. Dr. Clements has announced several initiatives in support of these strategic planning goals, including: adding 100 new faculty members to decrease the student-faculty ratio and support core and niche academic and research curriculums; building a new student health facility to increase wellness efforts; dedicating capital funds to expand outdoor recreational space for students; and increasing research to strengthen the University’s position as an economic engine as well as a leader in fields such as energy, biometrics, and health sciences. Additional priorities are to continue offering world-class health care and – through WVU’s Top-10 nationally ranked Rural Health Program – remain committed to increasing state outreach in the health sciences. To that end, WVU recently announced plans to establish a WVU School for Public Health to train the next generation of public health professionals, conduct high-quality population health

research, and help the state confront preventable health threats that increase health care costs and shorten lives. Other goals include finding more efficient and effective ways to use technology to drive progress, increasing the diversity of WVU’s learning community and developing an even broader global focus in preparing students for new international opportunities. Other initiatives focus on increasing student retention, increasing WVU’s doctoral program enrollment, enhancing leadership development and increasing operating funds. This momentum has carried over to record gains in enrollment, research, and private giving. Student enrollment across all campuses reached more than 32,000; research contract and grant awards for the past two years averaged an all-time high of $176 million; and annual private giving to WVU reached an all-time high of nearly $100 million this past year. The University was also recognized as among the six percent of institutions in the country that the Carnegie Foundation classifies as highly engaged in service, and as one of the four best flagship universities in the country for access by the Education Trust. In addition to overseeing WVU and its divisional campuses, Dr. Clements chairs the boards of the WVU Research Corporation, the West Virginia United Health System, and the WVU Hospitals. In total, WVU and its affiliates represent a $2.3 billion enterprise and employ more than 18,000 people.

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Dr. Clements also serves as an ex-officio member of the WVU Foundation and WVU Alumni Association boards, and is active with national higher education organizations such as the Association of Public Land-Grant Universities and the American Council on Education. Regionally, he is a board member of the National Energy Technology Laboratory Regional University Alliance. He is co-chair of the Economic Development Team of the Power of 32, a visioning initiative across 32 counties in Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. He also co-chaired the WV Higher Education Policy Commission’s Diversity Initiative Council and currently co-chairs the WV Higher Education Policy Commission’s College Completion Task Force, as well as serves on the board of the West Virginia Business Roundtable. On a national level, he was nominated and selected to participate in the 81st Joint Civilian Orientation Conference through the U.S. Department of Defense, and invited by U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke to join a select 15-member Innovation Advisory Board that will guide a study of U.S. economic competitiveness and innovation. Before joining the Mountaineer family, Dr. Clements served as provost and vice president at Towson University, the second-largest public university in Maryland. Under his leadership, Towson developed academic and student support programs that led to impressive increases in enrollment as well as retention and graduation rates. Towson’s externally-funded research increased by 36 percent during Dr. Clements’ tenure as provost. Prior to becoming provost, he served as Towson University’s vice president for economic and community outreach and as the Robert W. Deutsch Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Computer and Information Sciences. He was a four-time recipient of Towson’s Faculty Member of the Year Award given by students at the University. Dr. Clements has an academic background in computer science. He earned a B.S. in computer science and an M.S. and Ph.D. in operations analysis from the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), as well as an M.S. in computer science from Johns Hopkins University. The fourth edition of his project management textbook was published in four languages and used in multiple countries; the fifth edition was recently released. At WVU, Dr. Clements is a tenured professor in the College of Engineering and Mineral Resources’ Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. In October 2009, he was named UMBC’s Alumnus of the Year in the Engineering and Information Technology category. Jim is married to Beth Clements, and they have four children – Tyler, twin daughters Hannah and Maggie, and Grace.


Oliver Luck

[ director of athletics ]

Former Mountaineer quarterback Oliver Luck is West Virginia’s 11th Director of Athletics. Successful at each of his previous career stops, Oliver Luck looks to continue that streak at West Virginia University. A former Mountaineer quarterback, Luck, appointed the University’s 11th Director of Athletics by President James P. Clements on June 9, 2010, has already made strides in just one year in enhancing WVU’s role as a player in the collegiate world. “Oliver Luck is someone who has succeeded at the highest levels at everything he has done – from his college and professional football playing days to his academic pursuits and his professional business career,” said Clements. “He is the clear choice to carry forward what has truly been a golden era in athletics.” “It’s an incredible honor for me to be appointed as athletic director at my alma mater,” said Luck. “I care deeply about this school. I’ve had an opportunity to serve on the Board of Governors the last couple of years, and it’s given me a tremendous viewpoint of how important intercollegiate athletics is at a land-grant institution like WVU. “WVU is truly one of the outstanding land-grant universities in the country, and I am so pleased to be a part of its momentum and growth. This is a tremendous opportunity - a chance to return to a University and a state that I love at a dynamic and strategic time in its history.” In his first year, Luck has hired four head coaches while maintaining the superior level of success WVU has recently enjoyed. In addition

to new hires, Luck has overseen the progress of major capital projects, such as the WVU basketball practice facility, and fostered an atmosphere for achievement and triumph, in the classroom and on the field. Luck’s athletic and professional career has been the epitome of success, first as a record-setting quarterback for the Mountaineers from 1978-81, then as a professional quarterback for the National Football League’s Houston Oilers, and later as a professional sports executive. Luck’s journey to the big chair at WVU began in his native Cleveland, where in 1977 he was named the Cleveland Touchdown Club Player of the Year at St. Ignatius High. Luck chose WVU over Ivy League schools Harvard and Yale, embarking upon a career that saw him establish school records for touchdown passes and completions during his playing days, while also leading the Mountaineers to a 26-6 upset victory over Florida in the 1981 Peach Bowl. His best season came as a senior in 1981 when he completed 216 of 394 passes for 2,448 yards and 16 touchdowns. He passed for a career-high 360 yards in a 27-24 loss to Syracuse at the Carrier Dome in the final regular-season game of his career. Luck ended his college career with 5,765 yards and 43 touchdown passes, both figures still ranking among the best in school history. Luck was a two-time team MVP in 1980 and 1981, and also received the Louis D. Meisel Award for the WVU football student-athlete

coaches with the highest grade point average. The players two-time ESPN The Magazine Academic preview All-American was the recipient of Today’s opponents Top Five, presented for scholastics review by the NCAA and was selected by the records National Football Foundation as one of wvu its 10 scholar-athletes to make a keynote media speech at its annual banquet in 1982. Selected in the second round of the NFL draft by the Houston Oilers (44th overall pick), Luck spent four years with the Oilers from 1982-86. His most extended action came in 1983 when he started six games and finished the season completing 124-of-217 passes for 1,375 yards and eight touchdowns. After retiring from football, Luck became vice president of business development for the NFL and later was appointed general manager of the Frankfurt Galaxy of the newly created World League of American Football. He spent the ’95 season as general manager of the Rhein Fire before being named President and CEO of NFL Europe in 1996. Luck totaled more than 10 years with the NFL, before becoming chief executive officer of the Harris County-Houston Sports Authority in 2001. In that role, Luck oversaw the development and management of a $1 billion professional sports and entertainment complex for the city of Houston that included Minute Maid Park, home of the Houston Astros, Reliant Stadium, home of the Houston Texans, the Toyota Center, home of the Houston Rockets, Comets and Aeros and the Livestock Show and Rodeo. In 2005, Luck was appointed as the first president of Major League Soccer’s Houston Dynamos, helping that organization to a pair of MLS Cup titles in his first two years at the helm. Luck was in the midst of securing the funding for an $80 million soccer complex to house the Dynamos when the call came to return to his alma mater. Prior to his current position at WVU, Luck was appointed by Gov. Joe Manchin in 2008 to a four-year term on the West Virginia University Board of Governors, a spot he relinquished to become director of athletics. The Rhodes Scholar finalist graduated Phi Betta Kappa from WVU in 1982. He also earned a law degree from Texas, graduating cum laude in 1987. In 1997, Luck was inducted into the West Virginia University Sports Hall of Fame, and in 2008, he was inducted into the CoSIDA Academic All-America Hall of Fame. He is married to the former Kathy Wilson. They have two sons and two daughters: Andrew, an All-America quarterback and a Heisman Trophy contender at Stanford; Mary Ellen, a sophomore volleyball player at Stanford; Emily and Addison.

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Senior Staff

[ athletic department personnel ] Mike Parsons

Deputy Director of Athletics

Michael Fragale

Assistant AD Communications

Keli Cunningham

Terri Howes

Associate AD Compliance & Governance

Associate AD Sports Development, SWA

Brad Howe

Niles Eggleston

Assistant AD Marketing & Sales

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Assistant AD Development

Michael Szul

Associate AD Business Operations

Mike Kerin

Assistant AD Football Operations


Head Coaches

[ wvu fields 17 varsity programs ] Jason Butts

Gymnastics

Dana Holgorsen

Football

Jill Kramer

Volleyball

Craig Turnbull

Wrestling

Mike Carey

Women’s Basketball

Bob Huggins

Men’s Basketball

Marlon LeBlanc

Men’s Soccer

Greg Van Zant

Baseball

Sean Cleary

Cross Country Track & Field

Nikki Izzo-Brown

Women’s Soccer

Vic Riggs

Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving

Jon Hammond

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Rifle

Jimmy King

Rowing

Tina Samara

Tennis

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Athletic Facilities

[ train and compete like a champion ]

Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium

Caperton Indoor Facility

Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium

Hawley Field

Cary Gym

WVU Wrestling Pavilion

Mountaineer Track

WVU Rifle Range

WVU Boathouse

WVU Coliseum

Mountaineer Tennis Courts

WVU Natatorium

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Media Information

[ when covering the mountaineers ] Media Services The West Virginia University sports communications office will be available throughout the entire 2011 women’s soccer season to accommodate any media requests. The following are some guidelines that should make it easy for media members to cover the West Virginia women’s soccer team. Any additional questions should be directed to women’s soccer contact/assistant sports publications director Tim Goodenow. Gameday Parking is free in the Shell Building parking lot, located next to the Mountaineer Track. Complete statistics are provided to all working media at halftime and postgame. Requested team members and coach Izzo-Brown will be available for interviews following a 15-minute grace period. Game Services The sports communications staff will be at your service throughout the match. All working media will be provided with game programs, rosters, media guides and other pertinent information. Computergenerated statistics will be available at halftime and at the match’s conclusion. Press seating is located in the media booth of the Bill Maloney Press Box. Wireless internet access is available for working media members.

Credentials Photographers and media members who wish to cover a match at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium should contact women’s soccer contact/assistant sports publications director Tim Goodenow, via email (tim.goodenow@mail.wvu.edu) or phone (304-293-2821), at least 24 hours in advance. Photographers may shoot in the four corners of the field, excluding the team bench areas. On the endlines, photographers are permitted only in the area between the sidelines and the edges of the 18-yard box. Directions to Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium From I-68 Take the Pierpont Road (mile marker 7) exit and follow signs toward the football stadium by heading West onto WV 857. At second traffic light, turn left (south) on US 119. Drive up a steep hill; the Morgantown airport will be on your left. Continue straight past several car dealerships and at the second light turn right onto WV 705. Turn left at the sixth traffic light onto Van Voorhis Road. The road becomes Patteson Drive when crossing University Avenue. Proceed up Patteson to the light at Jerry West Boulevard. Go straight at the light into the Coliseum parking lots. Turn right on to Gale Catlett Drive. Parking for soccer is available in the Shell Building lot. Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium is located below the Shell Building lot.

From I-79 Take the Star City/WVU (mile marker 155) exit and follow signs to West Virginia University, heading south on US 19 and across the Star City Bridge. Proceed up Monongahela Boulevard past Texas Roadhouse. Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium is just ahead on the right. Parking is available in the Shell Building lot (next to Mountaineer Track).

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During the Week Any member of the media wishing to interview a player or member of the coaching staff during the week should contact West Virginia women’s soccer contact/assistant sports publications director Tim Goodenow, via email (tim.goodenow@mail.wvu.edu) or phone (304-293-2821), at least 24 hours in advance. Cell phone numbers will not be made available and all WVU student-athletes have been instructed to not conduct interviews without prior approval of the sports communications staff. Receiving Information Media members may receive women’s soccer press releases, notes and more via email. To receive such press releases, game recaps and more, simply email your requests to tim.goodenow@mail.wvu.edu. MSNsportsNET.com MSNsportsNET.com is the place for media and fans to go for the latest on Mountaineer women’s soccer. In 2011, streamed audio and video broadcasts will be available on WVU’s official athletic website. Live stats are also available to keep track of every score and save. Game releases are made available in PDF format one day prior to gameday. Player and coaching staff bios are available at the click of a finger by going to MSNsportsNET.com. Updated following each game, MSNsportsNET.com is your place to find the latest statistics for Mountaineer women’s soccer. Not only will you find this season’s stats, but you will also be able to find the WVU record book for some historical perspective. BIG EAST Media Services For the latest news about the BIG EAST Conference, visit the league’s website at www.bigeast.org. The site contains information on all BIG EAST schools, including individual pages for every school and every sport. The following information is updated daily: BIG EAST standings, statistics for conference games and all games, weekly award winners, conference notebooks and team-by-team statistics.

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Media Information

[ when covering the mountaineers ]

Media Services The West Virginia University sports communications office will be available throughout the entire 2011 women’s soccer season to accommodate any media requests. The following are some guidelines that should make it easy for media members to cover the West Virginia women’s soccer team. Any additional questions should be directed to women’s soccer contact/assistant sports publications director Tim Goodenow.

Game Services The sports communications staff will be at your service throughout the match. All working media will be provided with game programs, rosters, media guides and other pertinent information. Computer-generated statistics will be available at halftime and at the match’s conclusion. Press seating is located in the media booth of the Bill Maloney Press Box. Wireless internet access is available for working media members.

Gameday Parking is free in the Shell Building parking lot, located next to the Mountaineer Track. Complete statistics are provided to all working media at halftime and postgame. Requested team members and coach Izzo-Brown will be available for interviews following a 15-minute grace period.

Credentials Photographers and media members who wish to cover a match at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium should contact women’s soccer contact/assistant sports publications director Tim Goodenow, via email (tim.goodenow@mail.wvu.edu) or phone (304-293-2821), at least 24 hours in advance. Photographers may shoot in the four corners of the field, excluding the team bench areas. On the endlines, photographers are permitted only in the area between the sidelines and the edges of the 18-yard box.

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During the Week Any member of the media wishing to interview a player or member of the coaching staff during the week should contact West Virginia women’s soccer contact/assistant sports publications director Tim Goodenow, via email (tim.goodenow@mail.wvu.edu) or phone (304-293-2821), at least 24 hours in advance. Cell phone numbers will not be made available and all WVU student-athletes have been instructed to not conduct interviews without prior approval of the sports communications staff. Receiving Information Media members may receive women’s soccer press releases, notes and more via email. To receive such press releases, game recaps and more, simply email your requests to tim.goodenow@mail.wvu.edu.


Media Information

[ when covering the mountaineers ] Directions to Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium From I-68 Take the Pierpont Road (mile marker 7) exit and follow signs toward the football stadium by heading West onto WV 857. At second traffic light, turn left (south) on US 119. Drive up a steep hill; the Morgantown airport will be on your left. Continue straight past several car dealerships and at the second light turn right onto WV 705. Turn left at the sixth traffic light onto Van Voorhis Road. The road becomes Patteson Drive when crossing University Avenue. Proceed up Patteson to the light at Jerry West Boulevard. Go straight at the light into the Coliseum parking lots. Turn right on to Gale Catlett Drive. Parking for soccer is available in the Shell Building lot. Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium is located below the Shell Building lot.

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From I-79 Take the Star City/WVU (mile marker 155) exit and follow signs to West Virginia University, heading south on US 19 and across the Star City Bridge. Proceed up Monongahela Boulevard past Texas Roadhouse. Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium is just ahead on the right. Parking is available in the Shell Building lot (next to Mountaineer Track). MSNsportsNET.com MSNsportsNET.com is the place for media and fans to go for the latest on Mountaineer women’s soccer. In 2011, streamed audio and video broadcasts will be available on WVU’s official athletic website. Live stats are also available to keep track of every score and save. Game releases are made available in PDF format one day prior to gameday. Player and coaching staff bios are available at the click of a finger by going to MSNsportsNET.com. Updated following each game, MSNsportsNET.com is your place to find the latest statistics for Mountaineer women’s soccer. Not only will you find this season’s stats, but you will also be able to find the WVU record book for some historical perspective. BIG EAST Media Services For the latest news about the BIG EAST Conference, visit the league’s website at www.bigeast.org. The site contains information on all BIG EAST schools, including individual pages for every school and every sport. The following information is updated daily: BIG EAST standings, statistics for conference games and all games, weekly award winners, conference notebooks and team-by-team statistics.

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Sports Communications [ publicizing the mountaineers ]

Sports Information The West Virginia University sports communication office is located in the WVU Coliseum near the Red Gate. The main sports communications office is Room 107 with additional offices upstairs in Room 214C.

Women’s Soccer Contact Tim Goodenow Assistant Sports Publications Director e-mail: tim.goodenow@mail.wvu.edu

Mailing Address Sports Communications Office West Virginia University P.O. Box 0877 Morgantown, WV 26507-0877

WVU Sports Communications Staff Michael Fragale Assistant Athletic Director, Communications Bryan Messerly Sports Information Director Joe Swan Sports Publications Director John Antonik Director of New Media Mike Montoro Director of Football Communications Katie Kane Associate Sports Information Director Tim Goodenow Assistant Sports Publications Director Shannon McNamara Assistant Sports Information Director Lisa Ammons Business Manager Cheryl Maust Program Assistant Amy Prunty Program Assistant Julie Brown Graduate Assistant Grant Dovey Graduate Assistant Brian Kuppelweiser Graduate Assistant Daniel Whitehead Graduate Assistant

Overnight Shipping Address Sports Communications Office West Virginia University 107 Coliseum Monongahela Blvd. Morgantown, WV 26505 Phone Information Office: 304-293-2821 Fax: 304-293-4105 Press Box: 304-293-6480

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2011 WVU Women's Soccer Guide