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2007 Big East Soccer Champions | 2010 Big East Soccer Champions | 2011 Big East Soccer Champions

2013 Big 12 Soccer Champions | 2014 Big 12 Soccer Champions


2...................A Championship Program 4................................... NCA A Success 6......................................All-Americans 8................ Professional Mountaineers 10...... Mountaineers Around the Globe 12.................................. Coaching Staff 14......................... Coaching Philosophy 16.................................. 2014 in Review 18................ Game Day in Morgantown 20.............................Dreamswork Field 24.............. Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium 26................... Caperton Indoor Facility 28............... Strength and Conditioning 30...............................Mountaineer Life 32............................ Big 12 Conference 34..................................In the Spotlight 36...... Mountaineers in the Community 38...................... Mountaineers Abroad 40..........................Mountaineer Alumni 42......... Student-Athlete Development 46...................................... Campus Life 50................... Mountaineer Excellence

Managing Editor: Joe Swan Editor/Writer: Shannon McNamara Page Layout/Design: BlaineTurner Advertising Inc. Contributors: Lisa Ammons, John Antonik, Ashley Bailey, Grant Dovey, DJ Jamiel, Russell Luna, Bryan Messerly, Mike Montoro, Amy Prunty, Amy Salvatore, Samantha Strejeck, Cheryl Wire Contributing Photographers: All-Pro Photography by Dale Sparks, M.G. Ellis, Dan Friend, Erin Irwin, Brian Persinger, Steve Prunty, Niesha Shafer, Raymond Thompson, WVU Athletic Communications Archives, WVU Photo Services © 2015 West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. The indicia depicted are registered trademarks of West Virginia University. Reproduction of any material appearing herein is prohibited without approval of the publisher. All views represent the views of the author and are not necessarily those of the University or Intercollegiate Athletics. West Virginia University is on probation until February 17, 2017, for violations involving impermissible telephone and text communications that occurred in a number of our athletics programs. Level II violations occurred in the following sports programs: women’s gymnastics, football, women’s basketball and women’s soccer. On a smaller scale, ten other sport programs, including baseball, men’s basketball, women’s diving, women’s rowing, men’s soccer, men’s swimming, women’s tennis, women’s track and field, women’s volleyball, and men’s wrestling and programs, also engaged in impermissible text and telephone-related activity. The penalties prescribed in this case, which included recruiting communication restrictions, off-campus recruiting restrictions and the loss of a scholarship in the sport of football, were served in the 2013-14 and 2014-15 academic years. Additional information can be found at the following link: http://www.ncaa.org/sites/default/files/West%20Virginia%20Public%20 Inf%20Decision.pdf

53............................COACHING STAFF 54................................ Nikki Izzo-Brown 58.............Q&A with Coach Izzo-Brown 60.......................................... Lisa Stoia 62................................... Marisa Kanela 63............. Zach Johnson/Theo Egbele 64................................... Support Staff 65.............. MOUNTAINEER PROFILES 66.............................................Rosters 67.................................... Photo Roster 68................................ Maggie Bedillion 70.......................................Leah Emaus 72........................................Amanda Hill 74.................................. Kelsie Maloney 76............................ Hannah Steadman 78........................................ Kailey Utley 80........................................ Carly Black 81.......................... Kadeisha Buchanan 82...............................Ashley Lawrence 83...................................... Aaran Parry 84............................... Ashley Woolpert 85..................................Michaela Abam 86............................... Heather Kaleiohi 87.........................................Yulie Lopez 88........................... Michelle Newhouse 89..................... Amandine Pierre-Louis 90..................................... Carla Portillo 91..................................... Kayla Saager 92...........Macy Stalnaker/Newcomers

97..................................2015 SEASON 98.................................2015 Notebook 99..................................2015 Schedule 100............................W VU Quick Facts 101.................... Opponent Quick Facts 105................................2014 SEASON 106................................ Season Review 108............................... A Big 12 Sweep 108.................................. 2014 Results 109..................................... 2014 Stats 111.............................. RECORD BOOK 112..................A Blueprint for Success 116...............................Match Records 117............................. Season Records 118..............................Career Records 119........................... Individual Records 120............... Top Yearly Performances 121.................................Team Records 122................................ Class Records 124.......... Dick Dlesk Stadium Records 125......................... Opponent Records 125...................... Year-by-Year Results 126........................... Academic Honors 127...............................Athletic Honors 131....................Regulation, OT, PK and Misc. Records 132.................... Fastest Goals Scored 133.......................... All-Time TV Games 134..................................All-Americans 138............ Professional Mountaineers 139........... W VU on the National Scene 140...............................Series Records 141............................... All-Time Scores 146................... All-Time Letterwinners 148.............. All-Time Numerical Roster 149.........WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY 150................President E. Gordon Gee 151.Director of Athletics Shayne Lyons 152..................... Athletics Senior Staff 153....................... W VU Head Coaches 154.............................Athletic Facilities 155................... MEDIA INFORMATION 156...........................Media Information 158......W VU Athletic Communications


WVU HAS WON

CONFERENCE TITLES,

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THE MOUNTAINEERS HAVE DEFEATED A TOP-10 TEAM IN EACH OF THE LAST 10 SEASONS


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Kadeisha Buchanan

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have earned 40 All-America honors KATIE BARNES

AMANDA CICCHINI

CHRISSIE ABBOTT

CAROLYN BLANK

LISA STOIA

BRY McCARTHY

LAURA KANE

FRANCES SILVA

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DEANA EVERRETT

KADEISHA BUCHANAN

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ASHLEY BANKS 2007

GREER BARNES 2007, 2008 Frances Silva

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Carolyn Blank

Laura Kane

Amanda Cicchini

Chrissie Abbott


Lisa Stoia

THEY GAINED UNDER NIKKI IZZO-BROWN

TO PAVE THEIR WAY TO THE

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Frances Silva

Greer Barnes

Sara Keane

Bry McCarthy

Megan Mischler

Carolyn Blank


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FAMILY 路 HARD WORK DEDICATION 路 MOTIVATION

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“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.” - Nikki Izzo-Brown, Head Coach


WVU earned a No. 3 seed in the NCAA Tournament, its 15th straight qualification. The Mountaineers won their third straight Big 12 Conference regular-season title and second consecutive championship title. Kadeisha Buchanan was named to the NSCAA All-America First Team.  The Mountaineers finished the season riding a programrecord 19-match unbeaten streak, with their only losses a pair of defeats in August.

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The playing of “Country Roads� ends the game by celebrating another Mountaineer victory

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 Opened in the fall of 2011, Dreamswork Field features the same custom, natural grass surface as the game field at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium.  This first-class soccer facility further demonstrates West Virginia University’s commitment to excellence in women’s soccer. 20


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 The 2015 season is the Mountaineers’ 11th season competing at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium, 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.

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TOP 10 CROWDS AT DICK DLESK SOCCER STADIUM DATE CROWD OPPONENT RESULT 11/30/07 3,000+ #8 USC** L, 0-1 8/31/12 2,057 #6 Penn State L, 1-2 8/29/14 2,045 No. 21 Duke L, 0-2 11/12/10 1,688 Morehead State** W, 2-0 9/21/08 1,615 #6 Virginia W, 3-0 11/16/13 1,610 Rutgers** T, 0-0 2OT (WVU won PK, 3-0) 10/4/13 1,553 Texas W, 2-1 11/6/11 1,550 Louisville* W, 2-0 10/12/08 1,407 Connecticut T, 0-0 2OT 10/2/09 1,382 #8 Notre Dame L, 3-2 OT *Big East tournament ** NCAA tournament

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The Caperton Indoor Facility provides a big plus for all of West Virginia’s student-athletes needing an indoor training site. Equipped with a 90-yard FieldTurf playing surface with seven yards of safety zone surrounding the entire field, the total length of the facility from wall to wall is 105 yards, and the Mountaineers’ sparkling indoor facility exceeds 75,000 square feet of training room.

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The Big 12 ushers in its 20th year this fall as it continues to promote the stability, strength and success of one of the nation’s premier athletic conferences. Conference institutions include Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, Texas Tech, TCU and West Virginia. Kansas State is set to field a women’s soccer team in 2016. Big 12 institutions create a league that encompasses five states and nearly 37 million people. More than 4,200 student-athletes from across the United States and around the World compete annually in the sports sponsored by the Conference. 32

The Big 12 is a strong conference that, like WVU, values quality academic and athletic programs, and has a great tradition of success. Whether on the field, in the classroom, or within the community, the student-athletes, administrators, coaches and game officials of the Big 12 support the highest ideals in sportsmanship. The Big 12 conducts postseason championships for 20 of its 23 sports, including women’s soccer. The Mountaineers earned their 15th NCAA tournament appearance last fall – the most among all Big 12 programs.


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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. At the core of women’s soccer’s many philanthropic activities has been its involvement to raise money and awareness for breast cancer research. This past spring, the team raised a record-setting $8,647 for Morgantown’s Betty Puskar Breast Care Foundation at its annual 4-versus-4 tournament. The WVU women’s soccer team has raised more than $100,000 over the past 12 years to help fight breast cancer.

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“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 of play and continually develop our team chemistry. And for many of our ladies, they have never been to another country. Each trip has been a tremendous cultural and soccer experience for our student-athletes.”

- Nikki Izzo-Brown Head Coach

2012 The Mountaineers’ fourth international tour featured a nineday tour of Spain. West Virginia spent March 24-April 1, 2012, in Madrid and Barcelona.

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.

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.

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.

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“She calls herself Aunt Nikki because she really is a mother-figure to us. I feel comfortable talking to her about anything and everything. She is a very open and understanding. I wouldn’t trade my four years playing for her for anything in the world. I’m a better person because of Nikki Izzo-Brown.”

– Chelsey Corroto (2008-11)

“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 IzzoBrown and her staff built an infant program into a top 10 power.”

– Cathy Abel (2003-06)

“Led by 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. 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.”

– Chrissie Abbott (2000-03)

“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.”

– Laura Finley (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. I am truly grateful for the opportunity and will always cherish my time wearing the Old Gold and Blue.”

– Nikki (Garzon) Goodenow (1997-98)

“I am a better person for having West Virginia women’s soccer in my life. I wouldn’t change one single thing about my college experience. I’ll always be proud to be a Mountaineer.”

– Ann (Sorensen) Ross (1996-99)

“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.”

– Rena (Lippa) Lindsay (1996-98)

“WVU women’s soccer is a program built on hard work, commitment and passion. It also is a program that exemplifies the true meaning of a family, from the staff down to the fans.”

-Caroline Szwed (2009-13)

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Character

Public, land-grant institution, founded in 1867.

Research Classification

Research University (High Research Activity) as classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Research Funding

WVU faculty generate more than $127 million annually in sponsored contracts and research grants.

WVU System Operating Budget More than $1 billion.

Accreditations

By the Higher Learning Commission and dozens of specialized academic accrediting agencies.

Governance

The WVU Board of Governors is the governing body of WVU. The Higher Education Policy Commission in West Virginia is responsible for developing, establishing and overseeing the implementation of a public policy agenda for the state’s four-year colleges and universities.

Location

Morgantown, W.Va., population 30,293, rated “No. 1 Small City in America” by BizJournals.com for its exceptional quality of life. Within easy traveling distance of Washington, D.C., to the east, Pittsburgh, Pa., to the north, and Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio, to the northwest. Other recent rankings: 20th of “50 Best College Towns in America” by Best College Reviews; 24th of “50 Best College Towns to Live in Forever” by CollegeRanker; a “Top Campus Worth Traveling For” by FlipKey.com; and one of “25 Best Places to Retire to in the U.S.” by Forbes. morgantownwv. gov/about/awards

Student Profile

Fall 2014 enrollment, on WVU campuses statewide, was 31,976; 29,175 in Morgantown.

That included: • 14,205 West Virginia residents, 14,970 nonresidents • 22,563 undergraduates • 5,001 graduate and 1,611 professional students

Academic Excellence

WVU ranks nationally for prestigious scholarships: 24 Rhodes Scholars, 22 Truman Scholars, 40 Goldwater Scholars, two British Marshall Scholars, 4 Morris K. Udall Scholars, 5 USA Today All-USA College Academic First Team Members (and 11 academic team honorees), 12 Boren Scholars, 14 Gilman Scholars, 43 Fulbright Scholars, 3 Department of Homeland Security Scholars, and 22 Critical Language Scholars.

Degrees Granted

In 2013-14, WVU awarded 5,997 degrees; 1,533 graduate and 196 professional.

Faculty and Staff Profile

Excellent faculty—18 of whom have been named Carnegie Foundation Professors of the Year—guide and mentor students. • instructional faculty: 2,464 • graduate assistants: 1,707 • total main campus employees: 8,179 • total WVU System employees: 8,669 WVUWomensSoccer

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Academics

15 colleges and schools offering 193 bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and professional degree programs in agriculture, natural resources and design; arts and sciences; business and economics; creative arts; dentistry; education and human services; engineering and mineral resources; law; media; medicine; nursing; pharmacy; physical activity and sport sciences; public health; plus the WVU Honors College, University College and programs at Potomac State College and WVU Institute of Technology. wvu.edu/Academics/

Student Living Experience

The First-Year Experience helps students navigate their first year at WVU. Elements include residential colleges and Adventure West Virginia, an outdoor freshman orientation program. All WVU students benefit from a vibrant array of student life programs, including a Festival of Ideas lecture series, bringing the world’s top minds to campus to share their experiences and knowledge; WVUp All Night, a weekend package of safe, fun and healthy activities; an awardwinning Student Recreation Center; and the Mountaineer Parents Club, helping families stay connected with their students’ education and life at WVU. Living and Learning Communities are student communities in certain residence halls formed around a theme or specific field of study. Students can live with others who share their academic and social interests. studentlife.wvu.edu

Freshman Class Profile

2014 average ACT of 24, SAT (combined math and critical reading) 1052, and high school GPA of 3.42.

Transportation

University buses operate free on a year-round basis as does the Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system—a computer-directed system that glides along 8.7 miles of guideway between Downtown, Evansdale and Health Sciences Center campuses. In addition, Morgantown’s Mountain Line bus service offers free rides to students and employees. WVU ID is required for all services. transportation. wvu.edu

Safety

WVU offers 24-hour campus security protection. Students can download LiveSafe, a free app that is an on-the-go way to connect with authorities. The University also sends urgent news through WVU Alert text messages. emergency.wvu.edu/alert

Student Organizations

Students can choose from more than 475 student organizations, and participate in an active intramural program and many club sports. studentactivities.wvu.edu

Study Abroad

Last year, 706 WVU students traveled to over 60 nations around the world in University-led study abroad programs and international exchanges. Best College Reviews ranked WVU as having a top-50 study abroad program. internationalprograms.wvu.edu

Academic Innovation

Hundreds of distance education classes are available. elearn.wvu.edu

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Civic Engagement

The Center for Service and Learning develops and organizes service learning and volunteer opportunities for students and faculty and consults with academic units on incorporating civic engagement into the curriculum. WVU has earned the Carnegie Foundation’s Community Engagement Classification, putting WVU in the 6% of higher education institutions that Carnegie recognizes for engagement. service.wvu.edu

Scholarships and Aid

Each year, WVU awards more than $34 million in scholarships to more than 7,100 students from West Virginia and around the nation. There are many different types of scholarships available based on academic record, financial need, group affiliation or some combination of these factors. In 2013-14, over $394 million in financial aid was given out. The average financial package was $16,291. West Virginia residents may be eligible for the PROMISE scholarship in addition to WVU awards. A new campaign is under way to raise $50 million for student scholarships.

Honors College

The WVU Honors College encourages a style of learning and living that is tailored to the highly motivated, excelling student’s special requirements. Innovative, challenging courses, designed to stimulate creativity and to provoke in-depth discussion, are offered in small class settings. Students may participate as Presidential Honors Scholars or Dean’s Honors Scholars; both options provide enhanced experiences. honors.wvu.edu

University College

The University College is a home base for exploratory students, general studies students, nontraditional students, McNair Scholars, academic success initiatives and undergraduate research opportunities. It focuses on academic and career advising, with the goal of guiding students to a major by their sophomore year. universitycollege.wvu.edu

Internships

WVU offers hundreds of ways to gain valuable on-the-job experience and networking contacts. careerservices.wvu.edu

Parents Club

The Mountaineer Parents Club, with more than 22,000 members in clubs across the state and nation, fosters success by connecting parents and family members with the student experience. The organization sponsors events on and off-campus, has a newsletter, a toll-free helpline (1-800-WVU-0096), parent electronic news and a Parent Perks program. Membership is free. parentsclub.wvu.edu

Athletics

A member of the NCAA, WVU competes at the Division I level in 18 varsity sports, 17 of which are members of the Big 12 Conference. Teams make regular postseason bowl appearances in football, including winning the 2012 Discover Orange Bowl, and NCAA tournament appearances in men’s and women’s basketball, including a trip to the Sweet 16 in 2015; women’s soccer won its second consecutive Big 12 tournament championship and made its 15th straight NCAA appearance in in 2014; women’s basketball was the Big 12 champion regular season champ in 2014 and advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament. The WVU rifle team won its 17th national title in 2015, and in 2014 became the first WVU athletic team to visit the White House on NCAA Champions Day. wvusports.com

Facilities

WVU’s mix of historic and modern facilities includes 460 buildings on 13,481 acres. Eleven main campus buildings are located on the National Register of Historic Places, and WVU operates eight experimental farms and four forests throughout the state, in addition to WVU Jackson’s Mill State 4-H Camp near Weston. jacksonsmill.ext.wvu.edu/

Libraries

Five library facilities—Downtown Library Complex, Evansdale Library, Health Sciences Library, Law Library, and West Virginia and Regional History Center—contain over 2.4 million books, electronic access to 365 databases, over 500,000 eBooks and 47,300 online electronic journals. Library staff offer in-person and online assistance. libraries. wvu.edu

Admission and Application Timeline

Admission is based on a combination of high school GPA and ACT or SAT scores. Applications are processed beginning September 15 for admission the following fall. March 1 is the deadline for West Virginia residents to submit PROMISE Scholarship applications. WVU has a rolling admissions policy, and while there is no official application deadline, applicants who apply later in the year may be deferred to the spring semester. admissions.wvu.edu

Visitors Center

Located on the Morgantown Waterfront, the Visitors Center features unique, cutting-edge displays and traditional West Virginia hospitality. Operating hours: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Saturday (closed Sundays and most University holidays). Guided tours with friendly, knowledgeable student guides Monday-Friday at 9:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. and Saturday at 10:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., except home football Saturdays. Phone: 304-293-3489. visit.wvu.edu

Alumni

Chartered in 1873, the WVU Alumni Association is made up of more than 190,000 graduates worldwide in some 60 nations. alumni.wvu.edu

Private Support

Chartered in 1954, the West Virginia University Foundation is a private nonprofit corporation that generates, administers, invests and disburses contributed funds and properties given by individuals, corporations and philanthropic foundations in support of WVU and its nonprofit affiliates. Last year alone, donors contributed nearly $100 million in cash and inkind donations. www.wvuf.org

Extension

Throughout the year in West Virginia’s 55 counties, WVU Extension Service faculty and volunteers work with more than 624,000 West Virginians, many of whom participate in 4-H, agriculture, home gardening, health, firefighter training and community development to improve lives and communities; 4-H alone reaches one in four West Virginia youths. ext.wvu.edu

Divisional Campuses

Potomac State College of WVU – Keyser, W.Va.; 800-262-7332; potomacstatecollege.edu West Virginia University Institute of Technology – Montgomery, W.Va.; wvutech.edu Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center – Charleston, W.Va.; hsc.wvu.

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2014-15 West Virginia Athletics In Review NCAA TEAM CHAMPIONS Rifle INDIVIDUAL NCAA CHAMPIONS Maren Prediger, Air Rifle TEAM CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS Rifle, GARC Regular Season & Postseason Champions Women’s Soccer, Big 12 Regular Season & Big 12 Tournament Champions INDIVIDUAL INTERNATIONAL TEAM HONORS Michaela Abam, Women’s Soccer, United States Under-20 National Team Michael Bamsey, Rifle, Great Britain National Team Pierce Bradshaw, Swimming and Diving, USA National Junior Open Water Team Kadeisha Buchanan, Women’s Soccer, Full Canadian National Team; Competed in 2015 World Cup Bria Holmes, Women’s Basketball, USA Basketball Team Trials Meelis Kiisk, Rifle, Estonian National Team Ziva Dvorsak, Rifle, Slovenia National Team Elizabeth Gratz, Rifle, USA National Junior Team Jon Hammond, Rifle, Great Britain National Team Dan Hermsmeier, Rifle, USA National Development Team Ashley Lawrence, Women’s Soccer, Full Canadian National Team; Competed in 2015 World Cup Nick Marable, Wrestling, USA National Team Amandine Pierre-Louis, Women’s Soccer, Canadian Under-20 National Team Maren Prediger, Rifle, German National Team Garrett Spurgeon, Rifle, USA National Junior Team NCAA TEAM QUALIFIERS Cross Country Gymnastics Men’s Basketball Rifle Women’s Soccer NCAA INDIVIDUAL QUALIFIERS Kaitlyn Gillespie, Outdoor Track and Field and Field Andrew Marsh, Men’s Swimming and Diving Zeke Moisey, Wrestling Michael Morales, Wrestling Bubba Scheffel, Wrestling Jake A. Smith, Wrestling Tim Squires, Men’s Swimming and Diving NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP AWARDS Garret Spurgeon, Rifle, NCAA Rifle Top Performer Award PROFESSIONAL DRAFT PICKS Mario Alford, Football, Cincinnati Bengals (NFL), seventh round (238th overall) Andy Bevin, Men’s Soccer, Seattle Sounders (MLS), fourth round (80th overall) Mark Glowinski, Football, Seattle Seahawks (NFL), fourth round (134th overall) Taylor Munden, Baseball, Miami Marlins (MLB), 27th round (806th overall) Shaquille Riddick, Football, Arizona Cardinals (NFL), fifth round (158th overall) Blake Smith, Baseball, Washington Nationals (MLB), 24th round (734th overall) Kevin White, Football, Chicago Bears (NFL), first round (7th overall) COACHING AWARDS & HONORS Jon Hammond, Rifle, Rifle Winter 2015 CaptainU Coach of the Year Sammie Henson, Wrestling, Amateur Wrestling News Rookie Coach of the Year Dana Holgorsen, Football, Coaches’ Coach of the Year Bob Huggins, Men’s Basketball, Big 12 Coach of the Year; Jim Phelan National Coach of the Year; West Virginia State Sports Writers Coach of the Year; NABC UPS Division I District 8 Coach of the Year Nikki Izzo-Brown, Women’s Soccer, Big 12 Coach of the Year; NSCAA All-Central Region Coach of the Year

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Marlon LeBlanc, Men’s Soccer, MAC Coach

of the Year

Bob Huggins, Men’s Basketball Nikki Izzo-Brown, Women’s Soccer

CONFERENCE MAJOR AWARDS Michaela Abam, Women’s Soccer, Big 12 Newcomer of the Year Andy Bevin, Men’s Soccer, MAC Player of the Year Kadeisha Buchanan, Women’s Soccer, Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year; Big 12 Tournament Defensive MVP Ziva Dvorsak, Rifle, GARC Shooter of the Year; GARC Senior of the Year Elizabeth Gratz, Rifle, GARC Rookie of the Year; WVU GARC Scholar-Athlete of the Year Ashley Lawrence, Women’s Soccer, Big 12 Tournament Offensive MVP Joey Piatczyc, Men’s Soccer, MAC Freshman of the Year Shaq Riddick, Football, Coaches’ Big 12 Defensive Newcomer of the Year

NATIONAL AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

Andy Bevin, Men’s Soccer, Senior CLASS Award Finalist Kadeisha Buchanan, Women’s Soccer, Missouri Athletic Club Hermann Trophy Semifinalist; Canada U20 Player of the Year; Hyundai Young Player Award of FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 Sammie Henson, Wrestling, National Wrestling Hall of Fame Inductee Averee Fields, Women’s Basketball, Hair Achievement Award for February 2015 Josh Lambert, Football, Palm Beach County Sports Commission Lou Groza Award Finalist Nick Marable, Wrestling, Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame Professional Athlete of the Year Kate Schwindel, Women’s Soccer, Senior CLASS Award Finalist Juwan Staten, Men’s Basketball, Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award Finalist; Senior CLASS Award Finalist Clint Trickett, Football, Davey O’Brien Semifinalist Kevin White, Football, Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation Biletnikoff Award Finalist; Maxwell Award Semifinalist Kelly Williams, Cross Country, NCAA Division I Women’s Cross Country Elite 89 Award Academic All-Americans First Team Andy Bevin, Men’s Soccer, Capital One Academic All-America; NSCAA Scholar All-America David Palley, Swimming and Diving, Capital One Academic All-America Kelly Williams, Track and Field/Cross Country, Capital One Academic All-America

SECOND TEAM

Carly Black, Women’s Soccer, Capital One Academic All-America Averee Fields, Women’s Basketball, Capital One Academic All-America

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Kaitlyn Gillespie, Track and Field/Cross Country/ Capital One Academic All-America Thomas Kyanko, Rifle, Capital One Academic All-America Maren Prediger, Rifle, Capital One Academic All-America

THIRD TEAM

Jack Elliott, Men’s Soccer, Capital One Academic All-America Jillian Forsey, Track and Field/Cross Country, Capital One Academic All-America Jenelle Zee, Swimming and Diving

ACADEMIC TEAM AWARDS

NSCAA Team Academic Award, Men’s Soccer and Women’s Soccer

ACADEMIC AWARDS

Nikki Attea, volleyball, Big 12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year Alex Basil, Rowing, Big 12 Conference’s Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award Andy Bevin, Men’s Soccer, Capital One Academic All-American of the Year Ali Connelly, Women’s Soccer, Big 12 Conference’s Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award; WVU Foundation Outstanding Senior Award Averee Fields, Women’s Basketball, Big 12 Conference’s Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award; Big 12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year Kaitlyn Gillespie, Cross Country, Big 12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year Elizabeth Gulick, Volleyball, WVU Foundation Outstanding Senior Award & 2015 Order of Augusta Jaida Lawrence, Gymnastics, Big 12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year David Palley, Men’s Swimming and Diving, Big 12 Conference’s Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award; Big 12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year; WVU Foundation Outstanding Senior Award ; Big 12 Dr. Prentice Gautt Postgraduate Scholarship Maren Prediger, Rifle, Big 12 Dr. Prentice Gautt Postgraduate Scholarship, WVU Foundation Outstanding Senior Award Haley VandePool, Women’s Swimming and Diving, Big 12 Conference’s Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award; Big 12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year; WVU Foundation Outstanding Senior Award & 2015 Order of Augusta Kelly Williams, Cross Country, Big 12 Conference’s Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award; WVU Foundation Outstanding Senior Award Jenelle Zee, Women’s Swimming and Diving, Big 12 Conference’s Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award

ALL-AMERICANS

First Team Mario Alford, Football, FWAA, Phil Steele Michael Bamsey, Rifle, NRA Air Rifle, NRA Smallbore Kadeisha Buchanan, Women’s Soccer, NSCAA/Continental Tire; Soccer America MVP

Kyle Davis, Baseball, NCBWA and Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America Ziva Dvorsak, Rifle, NRA Air Rifle; CRCA Jillian Forsey, Cross Country, USTFCCCA Kaitlyn Gillespie, Cross Country, USTFCCCA Elizabeth Gratz, Rifle, NRA Air Rifle Dravon Henry, Football, ESPN True Freshman Thomas Kyanko, Rifle, NRA Smallbore Jean-Pierre Lucas, Rifle, NRA Smallbore BJ Myers, Baseball, Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America Maren Prediger, Rifle, NRA Air Rifle Zeke Moisey, Wrestling, NCAA Garrett Spurgeon, Rifle, NRA Air Rifle; NRA Smallbore; CRCA Juwan Staten, Men’s Basketball, Lute Olson Kevin White, Football, AFCA; Athlon Sports; CBS Sports; NFL Network; SB Nation; Scout; Sports On Earth; Sporting News Second Team Michael Bamsey, Rifle, CRCA Andy Bevin, Men’s Soccer, Senior CLASS Ziva Dvorsak, Rifle, NRA Smallbore Kaitlyn Gillespie, Outdoor Track Elizabeth Gratz, Rifle, CRCA; NRA Smallbore Thomas Kyanko, Rifle, NRA Air Rifle; CRCA Josh Lambert, Football, CBS Sports Maren Prediger, Rifle, CRCA Kate Schwindel, Women’s Soccer, Senior CLASS Juwan Staten, Men’s Basketball, Senior CLASS Patrick Sunderman, Rifle, NRA Air Rifle; NRA Smallbore; CRCA Kevin White, Football, Associated Press; College Sports Madness; Fox Sports; FWAAl; Phil Steele; SI.com; USA TODAY; Walter Camp Football Foundation Third Team Mario Alford, Football, College Sports Madness Josh Lambert, Football, Associated Press; SB Nation Jean-Pierre Lucas, Rifle, CRCA Fourth Team Josh Lambert, Football, Athlon Sports; Phil Steele Honorable Mention Mario Alford, Football, SI.com Jordan Anderson, Volleyball, AVCA Nikki Attea, Volleyball, AVCA Bria Holmes, Women’s Basketball, WBCA Josh Lambert, Football, NFL Network; SI.com Jean-Pierre Lucas, Rifle, NRA Air Rifle

33 First Team and 41 Second Team All-Conference Selections 124 Academic All-Conference Selections 488 Student-Athletes were named to the 201415 Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll 517 Total Student-Athletes were named to the Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll


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Season at WVU: 20th Date of Birth: May 4 Hometown: Rochester, N.Y. Alma Mater: Rochester, 1993 Record at WVU: 267-98-43 Overall Record: 280-103-43 Playing Career: (defender) Rochester, 1989-92 Coaching Career: West Virginia Wesleyan, assistant coach, 1993; West Virginia Wesleyan, head coach, 1994; West Virginia University, 1996-present Entering her 20th season as the only coach in Mountaineer women’s soccer history, Nikki Izzo-Brown has built a one-time infant program into one of the nation’s elite. In her previous 19 seasons, Izzo-Brown has coached 15 players who went on to play professionally, 18 All-Americans, 16 Academic All-Americans, 11 M.A.C. Hermann Trophy candidates, 16 conference players of the year, two FIFA Women’s World Cup participants and one FIFA Women’s World Cup Best Young Player honoree. The Mountaineers enter the program’s 20th season having made an appearance in each of the last 15 NCAA Tournaments, the country’s eighth-longest streak. To date, Izzo-Brown has led the Mountaineers to an impressive 267-98-43 overall record and a 113-41-19 conference mark that includes eight regular-season titles and five tournament championships. West Virginia has won at least one conference title in each of the last four seasons, including the 2014 Big 12 Conference regularseason and tournament championships, bringing the team’s Big 12 title count to five in three seasons. Women’s soccer won the school’s first Big 12 championship in 2012 and was the only WVU program to win multiple Big East tournament titles. Izzo-Brown’s teams have been a consistent force in the national rankings, and WVU has defeated a Top-10 opponent in 10 straight seasons. In addition to the success she has enjoyed with the Mountaineers, Izzo-Brown has several years of experience with U.S. Women’s National Teams, including serving as an assistant at the teams’ 2012 training camps with the U.S. U-18, U-20 and U-23 squads.

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Entering the 2014 season, she ranked No. 18 all-time among NCAA Division I coaches in win percentage (.702) and No. 28 in victories. She also ranked among the top 20 active NCAA Division I coaches in win percentage and in the top 25 in career wins (includes one year at West Virginia Wesleyan). Izzo-Brown has never had a losing season as head coach and has led WVU to 15 straight 10-plus win seasons. 2014 Season Izzo-Brown led the Mountaineers to two more Big 12 Conference titles, as WVU successfully defended its regular-season and championship titles and pushed its Big 12 title haul to five in three seasons. WVU shows five conference tournament titles in eight years. The Mountaineers ended the season on a 19-match unbeaten streak, a program record, and went undefeated in Big 12 play for the second time in three seasons. WVU advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the 15th straight season and finished the year at 16-2-4; the team’s two defeats were the fewest in a season in program history. The squad finished the year ranked No. 15 in the NSCAA/Continental Tire College Rankings and the TopDrawerSoccer.com Top 25 rankings. Additionally, WVU finished with an RPI of 8 and was as high as 6. Izzo-Brown oversaw a Mountaineer defense that posted 12 shutouts, including five in Big 12 regular-season play, with four coming on the road. The four conference road shutouts marked the first time in program history WVU denied a conference opponent a goal in its home arena. Izzo-Brown became the first coach in Big 12 history to earn three straight Big 12 Coach of the Year honors. Additionally, Kadeisha Buchanan scored her second consecutive Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year honor, Michaela Abam was named the Big 12 Newcomer of the

Year and WVU collected a conference-best nine All-Big 12 honors, a program record. For the second straight season, Izzo-Brown watched two student-athletes collect All-America honors, as Buchanan was named to the NSCAA/Continental Tire All-America First team, becoming the program’s first sophomore to earn a first-team award. Buchanan also was named a semifinalist for the Missouri Athletic Club (M.A.C.) Hermann Trophy, giving WVU semifinalists in back-to-back season for the first time in 19 seasons. Additionally, Kate Schwindel was named to the Senior CLASS All-America Second Team. The program’s first Senior CLASS Award finalist, she also was the first Mountaineer to score the honor. Izzo-Brown capped off the season with her second straight NSCAA Central Region Coach of the Year award, her fifth career honor. She has earned 10 combined conference and regional coach of the year awards since 2000. 2010-13 Seasons The Mountaineers became the third team in Big 12 history to win back-to-back regular-season titles in 2013. The squad secured seven straight victories in conference play to successfully defend its championship with a 7-1 record. The team continued its stronghold on its conference opponents with three shutout victories at the 2013 Big 12 Soccer Tournament en route to the Mountaineers’ first Big 12 Conference Championship title, also the first for any WVU team at a Big 12 Conference Championship. With the win, WVU earned the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, its 14th consecutive appearance. The Mountaineers advanced to the second round for the ninth time in program history, the first time


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since 2010, and finished the year at 16-4-3 and ranked No. 12 in the NSCAA/Continental Tire College Rankings and No. 8 in the TopDrawerSoccer.com Top 25 Rankings. WVU swept the conference awards, as Frances Silva was the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year and Buchanan was the Big 12 Defender and Newcomer of the Year; the Mountaineers became the first team to win the offensive and defensive awards in the same season. Additionally, Izzo-Brown earned her second straight Big 12 Coach of the Year honor, and six student-athletes scored eight All-Big 12 awards. The successful season ended with the trio scoring several major awards, including NSCAA/Continental Tire All-America Second Team honors for Silva and Buchanan and NSCAA Central Region Coach of the Year honors for Izzo-Brown. Additionally, Silva, a M.A.C. Hermann Trophy semifinalist, was named an NSCAA College Scholar All-American and the CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year. In its inaugural season in the Big 12 Conference in 2012, WVU won the regular-season championship with a 7-0-1 record. Seven student-athletes were named All-Big 12, including Bry McCarthy who was chosen as the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year. Izzo-Brown was named the conference coach of the year. The 2012 Mountaineers scored an upset win over No. 1-ranked Stanford, 1-0, on Aug. 26 at the Penn State Invitational. The win snapped Stanford’s 64-match regularseason unbeaten streak. West Virginia defeated visiting Texas Tech, 3-2, on Sept. 21 to give women’s soccer, and WVU athletics, its first victory as members of the Big 12 Conference. To end their careers, McCarthy earned All-America honors and midfielder Bri Rodriguez was named a NSCAA College Scholar All-American. The 2010-11 seasons marked the end of an era as the Mountaineers won back-to-back Big East Championships before departing for membership in the Big 12

Conference. It also marked the third conference title in a five-season span. West Virginia finished the 2011 season with a 17-5-0 record, and a 10-1-0 mark in league play, to win its division for the fifth time. The 10 wins marked a school record, making WVU one of only four Big East schools to ever win 10 league contests in a season. The Mountaineers finished the season ranked No. 9 by Soccer America and won 15 of their last 17 matches to close the season. The 2010 season was a record-breaking one 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. WVU’s 1-0 win over fifth-ranked Virginia matched the then-highest-ranked opponent defeated in school history, and the team’s 3-0 shutout against Georgetown marked the program’s 200th win. West Virginia’s defense set the single-season record for shutouts at 14, while goalkeeper Kerri Butler also broke the school record for career shutouts, finishing with 44. 2005-09 Seasons From 2005-09, 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

All-Americans Kate Schwindel (2014) Kadeisha Buchanan (2013, 2014) Frances Silva (2013) Bry McCarthy (2012) Carolyn Blank (2009, 2008) 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 Carly Black (2014) Frances Silva (2013) Bri Rodriguez (2012) 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) Conference Players of the Year Michaela Abam (Newcomer – 2014) Kadeisha Buchanan (Defensive – 2014) Kadeisha Buchanan (Defensive – 2013) Kadeisha Buchanan (Newcomer – 2013) Frances Silva (Offensive – 2013) Bry McCarthy (Defender - 2012) Kate Schwindel (Rookie - 2011) 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 Greer Barnes (WPS) Katie Barnes (WUSA, USL) Carolyn Blank (WPS, USL) Kim Bonilla (Sweden, USL, Australia) Kerri Butler (WPS) Erica Henderson (Iceland) Laura Kane (Sweden, USL) Sara Keane (NWSL) Rachel Kruze (WUSA, Iceland, USL) Bry McCarthy (NWSL) Blake Miller (Australia) Megan Mischler (WPS, USL, Sweden) Frances Silva (NWSL) Lisa Stoia (WPS, USL)

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NIKKI IZZO-BROWN YEAR-BY-YEAR Year Record School

Postseason

1995

13-5-0

West Virginia Wesleyan

1996

10-7-2

West Virginia

NAIA

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

2011

17-5-0

West Virginia

NCAA

2012

11-5-4

West Virginia

NCAA

2013

16-4-3

West Virginia

NCAA

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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 AllAmerica honors from 2006-09. Carolyn Blank added the title of Big 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. Nine 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 shut out 13 opponents over the course of the season, including eight Big East foes. 2000-04 Seasons 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 third consecutive invitation to the NCAA Tournament after putting together an 18-match unbeaten streak. Abbott was the 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 the 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 IzzoBrown’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.

Nikki Izzo-Brown has several years of experience coaching U.S. Women’s National teams.

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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 with 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. 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 their 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 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 16 Academic All-Americans, and the NSCAA honored her team in the fall of 2014 with its 13th consecutive NSCAA Team Academic Award for its work in the classroom. A program-best 11 student-athletes were named to the 2014 All-Big 12 Academic Soccer Team, with nine landing on the first team. Ali Connelly earned the first-team honor with a 4.0 GPA. For the seventh straight season, at least one Mountaineer was an NSCAA Scholar All-Region, and Carly Black was named to the 2014 Capital One Academic All-America Second Team. 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 veteran coach maximizes the performance of her players by providing opportunities to process information in multiple ways, in order to find success for each individual. 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 18 players to All-America status and 16 conference 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. Most recently, Frances Silva became the seventh Mountaineer to be drafted when she was selected by FC Kansas City


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with the 19th overall pick at the 2014 National Women’s Soccer League College Draft. Additionally, Sara Keane was picked up by FC Kansas City prior to the 2014 opener, and both signed contracts with the Blues. During the 2012 offseason, Izzo-Brown served as an assistant at U.S. Women’s National Team training camps with the U.S. U-18, U-20 and U-23 squads. In the summer of 2011, she joined April Heinrichs, U.S. Soccer Technical Director, for a week of training with the U-20 team. She also spent time after the 2007 season as an assistant coach with the U-20 National Team under thenhead coach Jill Ellis. 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, Kadeisha Buchanan and Ashley Lawrence were named to the Canadian Women’s National Team for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada. Prior To WVU As a player, Izzo-Brown attained All-America status at Rochester, where she was a four-year starter from 198992. 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. 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, West Virginia, school, Izzo-Brown earned her master’s of business administration degree in 1994.

TEAMS IZZO-BROWN HAS DEFEATED AT WVU Arizona Auburn Baylor Binghamton Boston College Bowling Green Canisius Central Connecticut Central Michigan Cincinnati Colgate Connecticut Dayton

DePaul Duquesne Eastern Kentucky Elon Florida Atlantic Georgetown George Mason High Point Hofstra Iowa State Jacksonville State James Madison Kansas

The Brown Family (l-r): Samantha, Joe, Gabriella, Nikki and Gracie

In the fall of 2010, she was inducted into the University of Rochester Athletic Hall of Fame. 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.

inducted into the University of Rochester Athletic Hall of Fame for her outstanding achievement in the sport of soccer. Four summers ago, she was named a 2011 Frontier Field Walk of Fame inductee. She and her husband, Joe, have three daughters – Samantha, Gracie and Gabriella.

In May 2010, Izzo-Brown was named to the West Virginia Executive Sports Hall of Fame. Later that fall, she was

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

Oklahoma Oklahoma 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 Southern Methodist Stanford Syracuse TCU Tennessee Texas Texas Tech Towson UCF UNC Greensboro USF Villanova Virginia Virginia Commonwealth

Virginia Tech Washington Western Carolina Western Michigan William & Mary Wright State Wyoming Xavier Yale Youngstown State

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Q&A WITH COACH NIKKI IZZO-BROWN The program embarks on its 20th season in 2015. What thoughts come to mind when you recall your 20 years as head coach of the West Virginia Mountaineers? It’s been a quick 20 years! When I look back on the years, all I see are the numbers – so many athletes that I’ve coached and so many important people I have worked with to get to these 20 years. With five Big 12 Conference titles in three seasons, it’s fair to say the team sports a pretty large target on its back going into 2015. How does the team handle the spotlight and expectations? Pressure is a privilege, and I never think pressure is a negative. We are going to have to respect that privilege and understand that we are a team that can make or break an opponent’s season. I talk a lot about taking other teams’ names – we don’t want our name taken, especially by a Big 12 opponent. In true WVU women’s soccer fashion, the squad hits the ground running this season, including a match against Virginia Tech at the Indiana Tournament on Aug. 23 and an early-season showdown against Penn State, a 2014 NCAA Tournament quarterfinalist, on Sept. 4 in Morgantown. Do you think the squad is ready to face strong opposition early in the year? Unfortunately, I can’t work with the girls throughout the summer, but I know this is a very committed group, and I am excited to see how dedicated they were to their game over the offseason. We need to take care of business during our preseason camp and iron out the kinks in the early going, as we enter the lion’s den with that season-opening tournament at Indiana.

Kailey Utley

You have a lot of returning experience this season, especially within your junior and senior classes. That has not been a luxury for you over the last few seasons. How will those returners help this year’s squad excel? Any time you have experienced upperclassmen, my hope is that they will serve as coaches on the field. They have the opportunity to lead; they have the opportunity to take this program and run with it internally. These upperclassmen can take care of the little things and solve those issues, and in turn they also can help us deal with the big things as they pop up. This season is all about leadership for our juniors and seniors. They can take their collective experiences and turn them into real positives. Your senior class – Maggie Bedillion, Leah Emaus, Amanda Hill, Kelsie Maloney, Hannah Steadman and Kailey Utley – has the opportunity to be your second straight class to graduate with seven conference titles. Is that a motivating factor for this group? Athletes are coming to WVU to win championships – that’s the goal and the expectation. That’s our destination each season. I know this group of six seniors is extremely competitive. As important as every championship team they’ve already been a part of has been to them, I think they’re going to have a lot of motivation to make sure they are the next class to win seven titles and not fall short. Kadeisha Buchanan

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Conversely, you have 12 newcomers joining the squad this season. How do you integrate newcomers into the team without skipping a step? This is an area where I’m really going to depend on our upperclassmen for leadership. We all have to be conscious that there will be some wrinkles as we integrate our freshmen and transfers, but I do know it’s a great time to bring in our new studentathletes and mesh them with our six seniors and additional returners. I think this integration process would be a lot more difficult if we didn’t have such a strong leadership core in these six seniors. I know all our freshmen and transfers have a strong understanding of the foundation for WVU women’s soccer. We’re going to do everything it takes to continue our success. Your program has qualified for 15 straight NCAA Tournaments. How does this 2015 team distinguish itself from those 15 teams? I hate comparing teams because every team is different, but I think this 2015 team, fueled by its leaders and their experiences, is really going to be driven to go further than the teams before them. I think their focus and competitive drive is going to be at a high level and will carry this team far. Many of the Mountaineers spent time with their national teams at tournaments and camps throughout the offseason. How do their experiences away from Morgantown help this team see success in 2015? I think any time you have the chance to play internationally or at a high level, you are going to gain good experience. I think it’s so important for our girls to learn what works and what doesn’t work. They get a different look at their own play and have another coach help them and give constructive criticism. Every camp and international tournament is another opportunity for our athletes to get better. I hope with these chances, they gain great personal experiences and in turn grow their own game and our team’s game. Your program has earned 13 straight National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Team Academic Awards. How important is it for your squad to earn success on the field and in the classroom? I’ve always felt that if you do it right in every part of your life – working hard on the field and working hard in the classroom – success will find you. Education is a huge part of this program’s foundation, and we emphasize it every day with our student-athletes. We’re in a fortunate position where we have an excellent support system surrounding us. Our team advisor, (associate director, student-athlete development) Stephanie White has allowed us to continue that tradition of academic success. We know that athletic AllAmerica honors are just as important as academic All-America awards. Michaela Abam

Carly Black, 2014 CoSIDA Academic All-America Second Team honoree

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ASSOCIATE HEAD COACH

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

Lisa Stoia begins her ninth year with the Mountaineer soccer program at her alma mater. An integral cog in the emergence of the Mountaineers’ presence on the national stage, Stoia has helped guide WVU to multiple Big 12 and Big East titles, as well as eight straight trips to the NCAA Tournament. The Mountaineers pushed their Big 12 title count to five in 2014, only three years after joining the conference, and ended the year on a program record 19-match unbeaten streak. The squad won its third straight regularseason crown and its second straight championship title. Sophomore midfielder Ashley Lawrence ranked No. 2 in the Big 12 with seven assists and earned NSCAA All-Central Region First Team honors. She also was named to the All-Big 12 First Team and scored the Big 12 Tournament Offensive MVP award. In total, three Mountaineer midfielders earned All-Big 12 recognitions, and the team tallied a Big 12-best nine all-conference honors, also a program record. For her efforts all season, Stoia was named the NSCAA Central Region Assistant Coach of the Year, her second career award and first since 2010. In addition to her on-field coaching assistance, Stoia also heads up the team’s travel throughout the season, team-issued gear and its Nike Elite allotment, along with on-campus visitations, recruiting and scouting efforts. Two seasons ago, Stoia helped the Mountaineers to their fifth conference title in four consecutive seasons, as the squad successfully defended its Big 12 Conference regular-season title and won its first Big 12 Soccer Championship title. Additionally, she aided forward Frances Silva in winning the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year honors and saw WVU secure eight All-Big 12 awards.

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2011 Big East Division and Tournament | 2012 Big 12 Regular Season | 2013 Big 12 Regular Season and Tournament | 2014 Big 12 Regular Season and Tournament

Silva ended the season tops in the Big 12 in goals (15), assists (13) and points (43). Stoia helped WVU win the school’s first Big 12 championship with an unbeaten 2012 regular season. She guided midfielder Bri Rodriguez to All-Big 12 First Team honors, as well as NSCAA College Scholar AllAmerica recognition. In 2011, Stoia helped the Mountaineers post a 17-5-0 record – one win shy of tying the school record for wins in a season. She mentored forward Kate Schwindel to a 19-point freshman season to be named Big East Rookie of the Year. Additionally, five Mountaineers were named All-Big East in the team’s final season in the conference. Stoia, a former conference player of the year, has developed WVU’s midfield and front line, as 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 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 past five seasons. Stoia’s efforts were recognized as she was named NSCAA/Mondo North Atlantic Regional Assistant Coach of the Year. Six 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 secondplace 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 double-digit 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 all-conference 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.

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 All-MidAtlantic Region and Big East co-Rookie of the Year honors as a freshman. Stoia also was a member of the U.S. U-21 Women’s National Team Pool in 2003. A year later, she was named a 2004 National Strength and Conditioning All-American. In September 2007, she was inducted into William Floyd High’s inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame. A native of Shirley, New York, 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.

Prior to JU, Stoia served as a student assistant coach at WVU in 2004. 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 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

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Two Decades of Champions: 2002 Big East Division | 2006 Big East Division | 2007 Big East Division and Tournament | 2008 Big East Division | 2010 Big East Tournament

ASSISTANT COACH

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

Marisa Kanela enters her sixth season as an assistant coach with the Mountaineer women’s soccer team.

2010 and 2011, including 2011 Big East Rookie of the Year Kate Schwindel.

She also heads up the academic, audio/video, scouting, compliance, camps and clinics and community service efforts of the team. A program-best 11 Mountaineers were named to the 2014 All-Big 12 Academic Soccer team, with nine landing on the first team, including 4.0 student-athlete Ali Connelly. Additionally, Carly Black WVU pushed its Big 12 title count to five in 2014 and was named to the Capitol One Academic All-America ended the year on a program-record 19-match unbeaten Second Team, giving WVU Academic All-Americans streak. The Mountaineers won the Big 12’s regular in consecutive seasons. Silva was named a NSCAA season and championship titles and advanced to the Scholar All-American and the Capital One Academic NCAA Tournament for the 15th straight season. All-America of the Year in 2013. Under Kanela’s tutelage, freshman forward Michaela Kanela has continued the program’s vision to raise Abam was named the Big 12 Newcomer of the Year. funds and awareness for breast cancer research. WVU Abam paced the team with 16 points and eight goals, women’s soccer has raised more than $100,000 over the second-best goal total for a Mountaineer freshman. the past 12 years for the Betty Puskar Breast Cancer She finished the season ranked No. 4 in the conference Fund. in goals and No. 6 in points. Abam was one of nine Kanela spent three seasons (2007-09) as a volunteer Mountaineers to earn an All-Big 12 honor, a program with the Mountaineers, assisting Izzo-Brown and her record. staff in a variety of roles on and off the field. She Kanela helped guide senior forward Frances Silva to Big witnessed the program’s first Big East Championship 12 Offensive Player of the Year honors in 2013; in total, title and Elite Eight appearance in 2007 while assisting WVU secured eight All-Big 12 awards. Additionally, she with administrative tasks, team travel, on-campus visits, oversaw a Mountaineer frontline that tallied a Big 12-best game day management, academic tutoring, practice 141 points on 47 goals. sessions and other duties. WVU went unbeaten in Big 12 play (7-0-1) in 2012, Since 2005, Kanela has been active in the state’s marking only the sixth time a Big 12 team has won the youth soccer programs, coaching U-10 through U-18 regular season without a loss. West Virginia’s seven MUSC (Mountaineer United Soccer Club) teams. She All-Big 12 selections were the most of any conference also worked as the state’s Region 1 coach for the West program, including defensive player of the year Bry Virginia Olympic Development Program for four years. McCarthy. Kanela spent one season with the West Virginia Illusion, Kanela helped WVU win back-to-back Big East a former member of the W-League, as an assistant Championships in its final two seasons in the league. coach. She also spent time as a player/coach with the The Mountaineers earned 11 all-conference honors in A former All-Big East midfielder, Kanela has translated her experience on the field to success with the Mountaineers with conference titles in each of her five seasons, including three straight Big 12 Conference regular-season crowns.

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Illusion during its inaugural season and worked out at the 2008 Women’s Professional Soccer Combine in Tampa. She 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 coaching licenses. A member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) since 2007, she has 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, Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll member and the Big East Institutional Female ScholarAthlete. 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. A native of Wantagh, New York, 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.


2011 Big East Division and Tournament | 2012 Big 12 Regular Season | 2013 Big 12 Regular Season and Tournament | 2014 Big 12 Regular Season and Tournament

VOLUNTEER ASSISTANT

Season at WVU: Fifth Zach Johnson returns for his fifth season as a volunteer assistant with the West Virginia University women’s soccer team. He serves as WVU’s goalkeeper coach, while assisting in daily training sessions and game preparation with the team. West Virginia’s defenses have posted 41 shutouts in 60 victories over the last four seasons, with 33 credited to goalkeepers Sara Keane and Hannah Steadman. The Mountaineers posted 12 shutouts in 2014, including five in Big 12 regular-season play, with four shutouts on the road, marking the first time in program history WVU posted a shutout in each of its road league matches. Steadman was credited with 11 of the shutouts, the third-best single season total in program history. She was named to the All-Big 12 Newcomer Team and the Big 12 All-Tournament Team.

Johnson put together one of the finest careers by a WVU men’s soccer player, earning All-Big East honors in three different seasons. The 2008 Big East Goalkeeper of the Year, Johnson set the school record for games played (80), minutes played (7.593), goals-against (60) and goals-against average (0.71). A native of Lumberton, New Jersey, Johnson compiled 36 shutouts (second all-time) and made 282 saves (fourth all-time). A Big East Academic All-Star, he helped the Mountaineers to a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances. Johnson earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from WVU in 2010 and was named a 201011 Big East Institutional Male Scholar-Athlete winner.

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Season at WVU: Second Theo Egbele returns for his 14th season with the West Virginia University women’s soccer team and his second year as the program’s director of operations. A native of Dallas, Egbele is responsible for organizing, implementing and maintaining all aspects of the Mountaineers’ team video and game analysis, including editing and processing opponent and self-scout videotape using game analysis software. Additionally, he performs administrative functions for the women’s soccer program. Prior to his current appointment, Egbele served as the team’s manager from 2002-14, assisting weekly practices and games, operating the team’s video equipment at home and away matches and organizing travel equipment, ensuring proper transportation to matches.

The six-year coach of the Athletica youth club soccer team, Egbele has guided teams to three straight (201315) state cup championships wins at the U12, U13 and U14 levels and was named the 2012 Mountaineer United Soccer Club Coach of the Year. He also coached the Preston High School boys’ soccer team from 200507 and won the 2007 NCAC Coach of the Year honor. The eight-year coach, founder and president of the WVU men’s club soccer team, Egbele previously competed for the WVU men’s soccer, football and men’s track and field teams. He graduated from WVU with a bachelor’s degree in biology in 2002. Born and raised in Benin, Nigeria, Egbele and his wife, AdeNike, reside in Morgantown. They are parents to twins, a son, Ezekiel, and a daughter, Eliana.

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Two Decades of Champions: 2002 Big East Division | 2006 Big East Division | 2007 Big East Division and Tournament | 2008 Big East Division | 2010 Big East Tournament

SUPPORT STAFF

Taylor SCHRAM Graduate Assistant

StephanieWHITE Associate Director of Student-Athlete Student-Athlete Development

ChadSNODGRASS Strength Coach

KeliCUNNINGHAM Executive Senior Associate Athletic DirectorSport Administrator

ShannonMcNAMARA Associate Director, Athletic Communications – WVU Women’s Soccer Contact

AmyHILE Assistant Athletic Trainer, Women’s Soccer

NettieFRESHOUR Sports Nutritionist

Dr. MattLIVELY Medical Director

Dr. BenMOOREHEAD Team Physician

ScottHERDZIK Assistant Equipment Manager

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AshleyCOKER-CRANNEY Sports Psychology Consultant

Sue DAVIS Program Assistant

BubbaSCHMIDT Equipment Manager

TammyCAVENDER Travel Coordinator


Rosters 66 Photo Roster 67 Maggie Bedillion 68 Leah Emaus 70 Amanda Hill 72 Kelsie Maloney 74 Hannah Steadman 76 Kailey Utley 78 Carly Black 80 Kadeisha Buchanan 81 Ashley Lawrence 82

Aaran Parry Ashley Woolpert Michaela Abam Heather Kaleiohi Yulie Lopez Michelle Newhouse Amandine Pierre-Louis Carla Portillo Kayla Saager Macy Stalnaker/Newcomers

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ALPHABETICAL ROSTER

2015 ROSTERS No. 5 20 31 24 88 19 3 14 26 99 27 6 9 8 7 28 17 1 2 11 10 44 13 4 12 30 16 18

Name Michaela Abam Hannah Abraham Maggie Bedillion Carly Black Kadeisha Buchanan Laurel Carpenter Leah Emaus Patricia Fernandez Vanessa Flores Nia Gordon Amanda Hill Heather Kaleiohi Ashley Lawrence Yulie Lopez Kelsie Maloney Easther Mayi Kith Dalanda Ouendeno Michelle Newhouse Aaran Parry Amandine Pierre-Louis Carla Portillo Kayla Saager Amanda Saymon Bianca St. Georges Macy Stalnaker Hannah Steadman Kailey Utley Ashley Woolpert

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Ht. 5-8 5-5 5-8 5-8 5-6 5-8 5-8 5-1 5-7 5-6 5-6 5-7 5-6 5-7 5-2 5-6 5-6 5-8 5-9 5-6 5-1 5-10 5-6 5-6 5-4 5-7 5-4 5-8

Hometown Houston, Texas Fairchance, Pa. Washington, Pa. Horsham, Pa. Brampton, Ontario McMurray, Pa. Webster, N.Y. Pearland, Texas Baytown, Texas Ocklawaha, Fla. Washington, Pa. San Diego, Calif. Toronto, Ontario West Palm Beach, Fla. Harrisburg, Pa. Quebec City, Quebec Paris, France Pinch, W.Va. Frederick, Md. Montreal, Quebec Mississauga, Ontario East Islip, N.Y. Bridgeport, W.Va. St. Felix de Valois, Quebec Butler, Pa. Kinnelon, N.J. St. Louis, Mo. Springboro, Ohio

High School Harmony Science Academy/Houston High Albert Gallatin High Trinity Hatboro Horsham Cardinal Leger Catholic Peters Township High Webster Thomas St. Stephen’s Episcopal Academy Ross S. Sterling High Richmond Hill High Trinity Horizon Christian Academy Mayfield Secondary Florida State Bishop McDevitt Ecole Secondary George-Vanier/Laval Catherine Labouré Secondary Capital Tennessee Antoine de Saint-Exupéry/Secondary School Port Credit Secondary School NC State Bridgeport High Georges-Vanier Secondary Butler High Tennessee Pattonville Springboro

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Name Michelle Newhouse Aaran Parry Leah Emaus Bianca St. Georges Michaela Abam Heather Kaleiohi Kelsie Maloney Yulie Lopez Ashley Lawrence Carla Portillo Amandine Pierre-Louis Macy Stalnaker Amanda Saymon Patricia Fernandez Kailey Utley Dalanda Ouendeno Ashley Woolpert Laurel Carpenter Hannah Abraham Carly Black Vanessa Flores Amanda Hill Easther Mayi Kith Hannah Steadman Maggie Bedillion Kayla Saager Kadeisha Buchanan Nia Gordon

Cl. So. Jr. Sr. Fr. So. So. Sr. So. Jr. So. So. R-Fr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Sr. Sr. So. Jr. Fr.

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

Ht. 5-8 5-9 5-8 5-6 5-8 5-7 5-2 5-7 5-6 5-1 5-6 5-4 5-6 5-1 5-4 5-6 5-8 5-8 5-5 5-8 5-7 5-6 5-6 5-7 5-8 5-10 5-6 5-6

Hometown Pinch, W.Va. Frederick, Md. Webster, N.Y. St. Felix de Valois, Quebec Houston, Texas San Diego, Calif. Harrisburg, Pa. West Palm Beach, Fla. Toronto, Ontario Mississauga, Ontario Montreal, Quebec Butler, Pa. Bridgeport, W.Va. Pearland, Texas St. Louis, Mo. Paris, France Springboro, Ohio McMurray, Pa. Fairchance, Pa. Horsham, Pa. Baytown, Texas Washington, Pa. Quebec City, Quebec Kinnelon, N.J. Washington, Pa. East Islip, N.Y. Brampton, Ontario Ocklawaha, Fla.

High School Capital Tennessee Webster Thomas Georges-Vanier Secondary Harmony Science Academy/Houston High Horizon Christian Academy Bishop McDevitt Florida State Mayfield Secondary Port Credit Secondary School Antoine de Saint-Exupéry/Secondary School Butler High Bridgeport High St. Stephen’s Episcopal Academy Pattonville Catherine Labouré Secondary Springboro Peters Township High Albert Gallatin High Hatboro Horsham Ross S. Sterling High Trinity Ecole Secondary George-Vanier/Laval Tennessee Trinity NC State Cardinal Leger Catholic Richmond Hill High

Head Coach: Nikki Izzo-Brown (20th Season) Associate Head Coach: Lisa Stoia (Ninth Season) Assistant Coach: Marisa Kanela (Sixth Season)

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Graduate Assistant: Taylor Schram (Second Season) Volunteer Assistant: Zach Johnson (Fifth Season) Director of Operations: Theo Egbele (Second Season)

By State/Country Pennsylvania 7 Canada 6 Texas 3 Florida 2 New York 2 West Virginia 2 California 1 France 1 Maryland 1 Missouri 1 New Jersey 1 Ohio 1 By Class Freshman 10 Sophomore 7 Senior 6 Junior 5 By Position Forward 10 Midfielder 8 Defender 8 Goalkeeper 2 Pronunciation Guide Michaela Abam Kadeisha Buchanan Leah Emaus Nia Gordon Heather Kaleiohi Yulie Lopez Easther Mayi Kith Dalanda Ouendeno Amandine Pierre-Louis Carla Portillo Bianca St. Georges Coach Marisa Kanela Coach Lisa Stoia

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Michelle NEWHOUSE SO. | GK | 5-8 Pinch, W.Va.

Aaran PARRY JR. | F | 5-9 Frederick, Md.

Leah EMAUS SR. | D/M | 5-8 Webster, N.Y.

Bianca ST. GEORGES FR. | D | 5-6 St. Felix de Valois, Quebec

Michaela ABAM SO. | F | 5-8 Houston, Texas

Heather KALEIOHI SO. | F | 5-7 San Diego, Calif.

Kelsie MALONEY SR. | F | 5-2 Harrisburg, Pa.

Yulie LOPEZ SO. | M | 5-7 West Palm Beach, Fla.

Ashley LAWRENCE JR. | M | 5-6 Toronto, Ontario

Carla PORTILLO SO. | M | 5-1 Mississauga, Ontario

Amandine PIERRE-LOUIS SO. | F | 5-6 Montreal, Quebec

Macy STALNAKER R-FR. | F/M | 5-4 Butler, Pa.

Amanda SAYMON FR. | M | 5-6 Bridgeport, W.Va.

Patricia FERNANDEZ FR. | M | 5-1 Pearland, Texas

Kailey UTLEY SR. | F | 5-4 St. Louis, Mo.

Dalanda OUENDENO FR. | D | 5-6 Paris, France

Ashley WOOLPERT JR. | F/M | 5-8 Springboro, Ohio

Laurel CARPENTER FR. | M | 5-8 McMurray, Pa.

Hannah ABRAHAM FR. | D | 5-5 Fairchance, Pa.

Carly BLACK JR. | D | 5-8 Horsham, Pa.

Vanessa FLORES FR. | D | 5-7 Baytown, Texas

Amanda HILL SR. | M | 5-6 Washington, Pa.

Easther MAYI KITH FR. | D | 5-6 Quebec City, Quebec

Hannah STEADMAN SR. | GK | 5-7 Kinnelon, N.J.

Maggie BEDILLION SR. | D | 5-8 Washington, Pa.

Kayla SAAGER SO. | F | 5-10 East Islip, N.Y.

Kadeisha BUCHANAN JR. | D | 5-6 Brampton, Ontario

Nia GORDON FR. | F | 5-6 Ocklawaha, Fla.

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Two Decades of Champions: 2002 Big East Division | 2006 Big East Division | 2007 Big East Division and Tournament | 2008 Big East Division | 2010 Big East Tournament

SENIOR 5-8 | Defender | Washington, Pa.

Bedillion’s Career Numbers Year M

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Pts C/E

2014 22 22 19 3 0 1 7 0/0 2013 15 0 4 0 0 0 0 0/0 2012 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 Career 39 22 23 3 0 1 7 0/0

At West Virginia in 2014 • Academic All-Big 12 Soccer First Team • Voted team’s Most Improved Player • Started all 22 matches, first career starts, at outside back and helped the team post 12 shutouts, including five in Big 12 regular-season play, with four coming on the road • Logged 2,049 minutes on the field; one of four Mountaineers to play more than 2,000 minutes • Tallied three goals, first career goals • Earned first career points with a goal in team’s 4-1 win over Duquesne on Sept. 14 • Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 14) At West Virginia in 2013 • Saw time in 15 matches • Registered first career shot against Eastern Kentucky and finished the year with four shots • Played 38 minutes in back-to-back matches against Eastern Kentucky on Sept. 13 and Kentucky on Sept. 15 • Logged time in all five postseason matches, including 24 minutes at No. 4 Virginia Tech in the NCAA Second Round on Nov. 22 At West Virginia in 2012 • Saw action in two matches as a true freshman • Logged 14 minutes against Towson on Sept. 14

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In High School • Four-year starter at Trinity High • Two-time WPIAL All-Star • Twice named to all-section squad • Played club for Beadling Soccer Club, five-time

state cup champions (2006-10) • People to People Ambassador • 2008 Nomination for Congressional Youth Leadership Council • National Young Leader • Honor Roll student and National Society of High School Scholars member

Personal • Daughter of Daniel and Conniejo Passo • One of two children • Birthday is March 31 • Majoring in exercise physiology • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll


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Bedillion’s Single Game Career Highs Shots 3 vs. Texas Tech, 10/10/14 Shots on Goal 2 vs. Duquesne, 9/14/14 Goals 1 (3 times); last vs. Texas Tech, 10/10/14 Assists 1 vs. Georgetown, 9/12/14 Points 2 (3 times); last vs. Texas Tech, 10/10/14

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SENIOR 5-8 | Defender/Midfielder | Webster, N.Y.

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Pts C/E

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At West Virginia in 2014 • Academic All-Big 12 Soccer First Team • Saw time at midfield and defense in 21 matches and started two • Tallied a career-best 10 points on five goals, also a career high; point total was third highest on team • With less than one minute remaining in the first half, tallied game winner in WVU’s 2-0 victory against UNCG on Sept. 7 • Netted two goals against La Salle on Sept. 10, a single-game career best • Put WVU ahead for good with a goal in the 44th minute against TCU in the Big 12 Conference quarterfinal on Nov. 5 At West Virginia in 2013 • Academic All-Big 12 Soccer First Team • Started all 23 matches at outside back • Helped the defense record 10 shutouts on the season, including four straight in postseason play • Worked 90-plus minutes in 17 matches At West Virginia in 2012 • Big 12 All-Newcomer Team • Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team • Started all 20 matches at center back • Played 1,890 minutes – second most on the team • Helped defense record eight shutouts on the season • Scored first career goal in win over High Point on Sept. 16

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In High School • Four-year letterwinner at Webster Thomas High • TopDrawerSoccer.com New York Top 20 recruit • 2011 first team all-state and New York Player of the Year • Led team to 2010 section championship and state runner-up finish • Recorded 26 career goals and 29 career assists in varsity action • 2011 member of the All-East Regional Team • Four-time All-Greater Rochester selection • Played club for Empire United Soccer Academy, two time state cup champions (2008-09) • Three-time CASL champions • ODP state team member from 2008-2011 and ODP Regional Team member from 2008-11 • Traveled to Spain and Russia for international competition (2011-12) • National Honor Society member and 2011 Principal’s Award recipient • Academic Excellence and Scholar Athlete honoree • High Honor Roll and High Honor Roll with Distinction • Also a state qualifier on the varsity Nordic ski team

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Personal • Daughter of Joe and Karen Emaus • One of four children • Mother was a downhill skier • Birthday is July 28 • Majoring in exercise physiology • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll • President’s List • Dean’s List

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Emaus’ Single Game Career Highs Shots

3 vs. Oklahoma (Big 12 Championship final), 11/9/14

Shots on Goal

2 vs. La Salle, 9/19/14

Goals

2 vs. La Salle, 9/19/14

Assists 0 Points

4 vs. La Salle, 9/19/14

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Two Decades of Champions: 2002 Big East Division | 2006 Big East Division | 2007 Big East Division and Tournament | 2008 Big East Division | 2010 Big East Tournament

SENIOR 5-6 | Midfielder | Washington, Pa.

Hill’s Career Numbers Year M

MS S G GWG

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Pts C/E

2014 22 22 30 2 0 3 7 0/0 2013 23 23 17 1 0 2 4 0/0 2012 20 20 15 2 1 1 5 0/0 Career 65

At West Virginia in 2014 • Team captain • Academic All-Big 12 Soccer First Team • Started all 22 matches at defensive center midfield and helped the defense post 12 shutouts, including five in Big 12 regular-season play, with four coming on the road • Ranked No. 5 on team with 1,967 minutes played • Tallied the equalizer in WVU’s 4-1 win against Duquesne on Sept. 14 • Brilliant feed from midfield helped set-up Cari Price’s game winner against No. 15 Texas Tech on Oct. 10 • Assisted on Kate Schwindel’s game winner against Oklahoma in the Big 12 Championship title match on Nov. 9 At West Virginia in 2013 • All-Big 12 Second Team • Capital One Academic All-District 2 Women’s Soccer Team • Academic All-Big 12 Soccer First Team • Started all 23 matches at defensive center midfield • Ranked No. 5 on team with 2,081 minutes played • Helped the defense record 10 shutouts on the season, including four straight in postseason play • Tallied a career-high two assists • Lone goal came in Mountaineers’ 4-1 win over Wright State on Sept. 22 • Assisted on Frances Silva’s equalizer at Oklahoma on Oct. 25; Mountaineers defeated Sooners, 2-1, in double-overtime and clinched second straight Big 12 regular-season title

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At West Virginia in 2012 • Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team • Started all 20 matches at defensive center midfield • Helped defense record eight shutouts on the season • Worked 90-plus minutes in 16 matches • Scored first career goal at TCU on Sept. 28 • Notched first career assist on Kate Schwindel’s game-winner at Kansas on Oct. 5 • Recorded first career game-winning goal in 2-0 win over Oklahoma on Oct. 18 • Big 12 Newcomer of the Week (Oct. 23) In High School • Four-year letterwinner and team captain at Trinity High • TopDrawerSoccer.com Pennsylvania Top 20 recruit • Two-time all-state selection • Three-time All-WPIAL and three-time all-section • 2008 Team MVP and three-time team Offensive MVP • Played club for Beadling Soccer Club, five-time state cup champions (2006-10) • Multi-year team captain • Region I Premier League participant • ODP state team member from 2006-09 and ODP Regional Team member (2006, 2008) • High Honor Roll student and National Honor Society member • Ranked No. 1 academically in class with a GPA above a 4.0 • Class valedictorian • Also ran track at Trinity

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Personal • Daughter of Jay and Lori Hill • One of four children • Birthday is November 20 • Majoring in exercise physiology and animal &

nutritional sciences • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll • President’s List • Dean’s List


2011 Big East Division and Tournament | 2012 Big 12 Regular Season | 2013 Big 12 Regular Season and Tournament | 2014 Big 12 Regular Season and Tournament

Hill’s Single Game Career Highs Shots

4 (2 times); last at Iowa State, 10/17/14

Shots on Goal

3 at Iowa State, 10/17/14

Goals

1 (5 times); last at Iowa State, 10/17/14

Assists Points

1 (6 times); last vs. Oklahoma (Big 12 Championship final), 11/9/14 2 (5 times); last at Iowa State, 10/17/14

2015 WOMEN’S SOCCER GUIDE | MOUNTAINEER PROFILES

73


Two Decades of Champions: 2002 Big East Division | 2006 Big East Division | 2007 Big East Division and Tournament | 2008 Big East Division | 2010 Big East Tournament

SENIOR 5-2 | Forward | Harrisburg, Pa.

Maloney’s Career Numbers Year M

MS S G GWG

A

Pts C/E

2014 22

10 30 3

1

4

10 0/0

2013 23

23 27 6

4

4

16 0/0

2012 17 17 37 2 0 3 7 0/0 Career 62

AT WEST VIRGINIA IN 2014 • Saw time in all 22 matches and started 10 • Finished season with 10 points on three goals and four assists • Career showing in team’s comeback win against Missouri on Aug. 24, tallying four points, including the equalizer in the 62nd minute; also assisted on Kate Schwindel’s goals • Tallied game winner in team’s 2-0 victory at Texas on Sept. 28 • Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week (Aug. 26) AT WEST VIRGINIA IN 2013 • Ranked No. 1 on team and No. 2 in the Big 12 with four game-winners • Ranked No. 3 on team and No. 6 in the Big 12 with six goals, a personal-best output • Four assists ranked No. 3 on the team and No. 9 in the Big 12 • Finished season with 16 points, the third-best team output and No. 7 in the conference • Started all 23 matches on the frontline • Played 90 or more minutes four times • Tallied three points in Mountaineers’ season-opening 2-2 draw at No. 2 Penn State on Aug. 23, assisting on Frances Silva’s goal and scoring her first of the season on a header in the 69th minute • Netted game-winner at Oklahoma State on Sept. 27 for WVU’s first Big 12 victory of the season • CS360 Primetime Performers Weekly Honor Roll (Aug. 27)

74

50 94 11

At West Virginia in 2012 • Big 12 All-Newcomer Team • Appeared and started in 17 matches • Played a career-high 95 minutes in draw with No. 20 Baylor • Scored two goals and recorded three assists for seven points on the season • Scored first career goal at Purdue on Sept. 9 • Tallied first career assist against Duquesne on Sept. 6 • Attempted a career-high seven shots against Duquesne In High School • Three-time team captain at Bishop McDevitt High • ESPNHS State All-Star • TopDrawerSoccer.com Mid-Atlantic Regional Top 10 recruit • Totaled 165 goals and 56 assists in her career • Owns school record for career goals (165), and goals (49) and assists (18) in a single season • Two-time all-state selection • Four-time Patriot News Big 11 Selection • Three-time divisional player of year • Four-time Mid-Penn First Team All-Star • Three-time Mid-Penn leader in points • Led 2012 team to school’s first district championship • Played club for the Baltimore Bays • Five-time state cup champion (2006, 2008-11) • Member of 2007 Pennsylvania Strikers Region 1 championship team • Also a team captain and all-conference basketball player

5

11

33 0/0

Personal • Daughter of Terence and Tammy Maloney • One of four children • Birthday is September 11 • Enrolled in multidisciplinary studies


2011 Big East Division and Tournament | 2012 Big 12 Regular Season | 2013 Big 12 Regular Season and Tournament | 2014 Big 12 Regular Season and Tournament

Maloney’s Single Game Career Highs Shots

7, vs. Duquesne, 9/6/12

Shots on Goal

4, vs. Oklahoma State, 9/23/12

Goals

1 (11 times); last at Texas, 9/28/14

Assists

2 vs. Missouri (at Penn State), 8/24/14

Points

4 vs. Missouri (at Penn State), 8/24/14

2015 WOMEN’S SOCCER GUIDE | MOUNTAINEER PROFILES

75


Two Decades of Champions: 2002 Big East Division | 2006 Big East Division | 2007 Big East Division and Tournament | 2008 Big East Division | 2010 Big East Tournament

SENIOR 5-7 | Goalkeeper | Kinnelon, N.J.

STEADMAN’S CAREER NUMBERS Year

M

MS

Min.

GA GA Avg. Saves

2014 22 22 2007:17 15 0.67

At West Virginia in 2014 • Enrolled at WVU in January 2014 • All-Big 12 Newcomer Team • Big 12 All-Tournament Team • Started all 22 matches between the posts and logged 2,006 minutes, one of four Mountaineers to play more than 2,000 minutes • Earned 11 shutouts, tops in the Big 12 Conference and the third-best single-season total in program history • WVU blanked each of its four conference opponents in their own home venue, marking the first time in program history the Mountaineers have tallied four road shutouts in conference play • Recorded a single-game best six stops in the team’s 2-0 win at Texas on Sept. 28 and 1-0 victory against Oklahoma in the Big 12 Championship final on Nov. 9 • Aided the Mountaineer defense in denying two opponents a corner kick opportunity – at Iowa State on Oct. 17 and against Oklahoma State on Oc. 24 At Tennessee (2013) • Between the posts for 45 minutes at No. 16 Kentucky and made three saves, the first of her career, posting a second-half shutout; Volunteers lost to the Wildcats, 4-1 • Volunteers finished season at 8-7-4, 3-5-3 in the Southeastern Conference At Tennessee (2012) • Saw time in two matches, including a season-high 45 minutes at Mississippi State • Made career debut against Kennesaw State and allowed no goals in 26:07 of action • Volunteers finished 14-5-3, 9-3-1 in SEC, and advanced to the first round of the NCAA Tournament

76

At Tennessee (2011) • Did not see competitive action In High School • Earned an 84.1 win percentage as goalkeeper at Kinnelon High, compiling a 35-5-4 overall record • Set school records as a senior with a 0.45 goals against average and 13 shutouts; also stopped five penalty kicks • Earned New Jersey Girls Soccer Coaches Association (NJGSCA) sectional honors in 2010 • 2010 The Star-Ledger All-State Team • Helped Kinnelon to consecutive Northwest Jersey Athletic Conference titles in 2009 and 2010 • 2011 ESPN/RISE New Jersey State Winter All-Star • ESPN/RISE 2010 New Jersey High School Starting 11 • 2009 The Star-Ledger All-State, All-Conference and All-County • Tied Kinnelon’s single-season shutout record in 2009 with 12

52

Save PCt. Shutouts .776

11

W

L

T

16 2 4

Personal • Daughter of Tom Steadman • One of two children • Birthday is October 14 • Majoring in communication studies • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll


2011 Big East Division and Tournament | 2012 Big 12 Regular Season | 2013 Big 12 Regular Season and Tournament | 2014 Big 12 Regular Season and Tournament

STEADMAN’S SINGLE GAME CAREER HIGHS Minutes

110:00 (4 times); last vs. Georgetown, 11/15/14

Goals Allowed 3 at Penn State, 8/22/14 Saves

6 (3 times); last vs. Georgetown, 11/15/14

2015 WOMEN’S SOCCER GUIDE | MOUNTAINEER PROFILES

77


Two Decades of Champions: 2002 Big East Division | 2006 Big East Division | 2007 Big East Division and Tournament | 2008 Big East Division | 2010 Big East Tournament

SENIOR 5-4 | Forward | St. Louis, Mo.

Utley’s Career Numbers Year M

MS S G GWG

A

Pts C/E

2014 22

22 56 5

5

15 0/0

2

2013 20 1 15 0 0 1 1 0/0 2012 20 3 13 1 0 3 5 0/0 Career 62

At West Virginia in 2014 • NSCAA Scholar All-East Region Third Team • All-Big 12 Second Team • Academic All-Big 12 Soccer First Team • Started all 22 matches • Tallied a career-high 15 points, the team’s second best total, on five goals and five assists • Assist total ranked No. 2 on team, while goal total ranked No. 3 • Assisted on Kelsie Maloney’s equalizer against Missouri on Aug. 24 • Tallied game winner in WVU’s 4-0 win against Hofstra on Sept. 5, 3:53 into match, the 15th-fastest goal in program history • Scored both goals in WVU’s 2-1 double-overtime win against Oklahoma State on Oct. 24, her first career two-goal performance; four points also were a career single-game best • Continued scoring streak from OSU victory with opening goal against Oklahoma on Oct. 26 • CollegeSports Madness Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 28) At West Virginia in 2013 • Academic All-Big 12 Soccer First Team • Saw time in 20 matches and earned the start against Richmond • Tallied two shots in four matches • Played 68 minutes against Central Michigan on Aug. 30 • Logged 40-plus minutes in eight matches • Assisted on Frances Silva’s goal in WVU’s 4-1 victory over Wright State on Sept. 22

78

26 84 6

At West Virginia in 2012 • Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team • Saw action in all 20 matches with three starts as a rookie • Scored five points behind one goal and three assists • Multi-point game (1G, 1A) against Western Carolina – both career firsts • First career goal against Western Carolina came in her first collegiate start In High School • Four-year letterwinner at Pattonville High • ESPNHS Top 150 recruit (No. 139) and ESPNHS All-Star • Two-time NSCAA All-Region (Midwest) selection (2011-12) • Three-time first team all-state and four-time all conference • School record holder for career points and single season goals • 2011 Future Star award winner by the St. Louis Soccer Hall of Fame • Four-time Post Dispatch All-Metro selection • Three-time team MVP and twice named team captain • Four-time district champions (2009-12) and three time conference champions (2009, 2011-12) • Two-time Suburban North Player of the Year • Played club for J.B. Marine after previously leading St. Louis Scott Gallagher teams to three state cup runner-up finishes (2009-11) • 2009 Region II champions and national championships participants • Four-year Scholastic Academic Award and Citizenship Awards • Spanish National Honor Society member and National Honor Society member

2

9

21 0/0

• Ranked No. 1 academically in class with a GPA above

a 4.0 • 2012 Academic All-State (basketball) and 2012 Post Dispatch Scholar Athlete Award • All-league basketball and softball player at Pattonville Personal • Daughter of Michael and Wilma Utley • One of four children • Birthday is December 17 • Majoring in biology • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll • Dean’s List


2011 Big East Division and Tournament | 2012 Big 12 Regular Season | 2013 Big 12 Regular Season and Tournament | 2014 Big 12 Regular Season and Tournament

Utley’s Single Game Career Highs Shots

8 vs. Oklahoma State, 10/24/14

Shots on Goal

5 vs. Oklahoma State, 10/24/14

Goals

2 vs. Oklahoma State, 10/24/14

Assists

1 (9 times); last at Iowa State, 10/17/14

Points

4 vs. Oklahoma State, 10/24/14

2015 WOMEN’S SOCCER GUIDE | MOUNTAINEER PROFILES

79


Two Decades of Champions: 2002 Big East Division | 2006 Big East Division | 2007 Big East Division and Tournament | 2008 Big East Division | 2010 Big East Tournament

JUNIOR 5-8 | Defender | Horsham, Pa.

Black’s Single Game Career Highs Shots Shots on Goal

1 (5 times); last at TCU, 9/26/14

Goals

1 vs. Wright State, 9/22/13

Assists Points

Black’s Career Numbers Year M

4 vs. Texas (Big 12 Championship semifinal), 11/7/14

1 (4 times); last vs. Georgetown, 9/12/14 2 vs. Wright State, 9/22/13

MS S G GWG

A

Pts C/E

2014 22 22 16 0 0 2 2 0/0 2013 23 23 13 1 1 2 4 0/0 Career 45 45 29 1 1 4 6 0/0 At West Virginia in 2014 • Capital One Academic All-America Second Team • Academic All-Big 12 Soccer First Team • Started all 22 matches at center back and helped the team post 12 shutouts, including five in Big 12 regular-season play, with four coming on the road • Saw action in a team-high 2,073 minutes • Tallied assist in team’s lone goal in 1-1 draw vs. Georgetown on Sept. 12 • Registered a career-high four shots vs. Texas in Big 12 Championship semifinal on Nov. 7 • TopDrawerSoccer.com Team of the Week (Oct. 21) At West Virginia in 2013 • All-Big 12 Newcomer Team • Academic All-Big 12 Soccer First Team • Started all 23 matches at center back and finished fourth on the team with 2,097 minutes played • Netted game-winner and first career point in 4-1 victory against Wright State on Sept. 22 • Set up game-winning goal in the Mountaineers’ 1-0 victory over Oklahoma State in Big 12 Soccer Championship final on Nov. 10 At West Virginia in 2012 • Medical redshirt

80

In High School • ESPNHS Top 100 recruit (No. 72) • TopDrawerSoccer Top 100 recruit (No. 85) • TopDrawerSoccer Top 25 Defender (No. 17) • TopDrawerSoccer Pennsylvania Top 10 recruit • Named 2011 Suburban One Top Five Players To Watch • 2010 First Team Suburban One All-League • Played club for PDA Charge, voted Soccer America’s No. 1 Girls Soccer Club in the Nation (2011) • Five-time state cup champion (2007-11) • 2007 Region 1 champion and twice Region 1 Premier League champion (2008, 2010) • ECNL Nationals Silver Medalist (2010, 2011) • ODP state team member (2005-09) and ODP regional team participant (2005-09) • Twice member of U.S. National Pool (2008, 2009) • 2010 id2 National Camp player and March 2012 ECNL PDP • Four-year student government officer • English Excellence Award (2009) and Champions of Learning medal in Honors Physics (2012) • Graduated in Top 10 percent of class academically • National Honor Society member • High School Administrators Leadership Award • All-league volleyball player at Hatboro Horsham

Personal • Daughter of Ed and Patsy Black • One of two children • Mother played soccer at La Salle • Birthday is February 4 • Majoring in exercise physiology • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll • President’s List • Dean’s List


2011 Big East Division and Tournament | 2012 Big 12 Regular Season | 2013 Big 12 Regular Season and Tournament | 2014 Big 12 Regular Season and Tournament

JUNIOR 5-6 | Defender | Brampton, Ontario

Buchanan’s Single Game Career Highs Shots

3 vs. Baylor, 10/31/14

Shots on Goal

1 (6 times); last at Texas, 9/28/14

Goals

1 (4 times); last vs. Georgetown, 9/12/14

Assists

1 (3 times); last vs. Texas Tech, 10/10/14

Points

2 (4 times) last vs. Georgetown, 9/12/14

In High School • Full Canadian National Team member • Standout defender at Cardinal Leger Catholic 2014 20 20 17 3 0 2 8 1/0 Secondary School under coach James Chambers 2013 23 23 6 1 0 1 3 2/0 • 11-A side champions in 2009 and ROPSSA Career 43 43 23 4 0 3 11 3/0 champions in 2010 • Also played flag football, volleyball and basketball At West Virginia in 2014 • No. 5, TopDrawerSoccer.com Midseason Top 100 • Played club for Brams United under coach • NSCAA/Continental Tire All-America First Team; • Named to multiple preseason teams: Preseason All Joe Nucifora only sophomore named to the first team and first Big 12 Soccer Team, TopDrawerSoccer.com • Silver medalist with full Canadian National Team sophomore in WVU history to score first-team Preseason Best XI First Team, Soccer America at Yongchuan Cup in China (2013) accolades Preseason All-America Team and CollegeSports • Represented Canada at the 2012 U-17 CONCACAF • Missouri Athletic Club Hermann Trophy Madness Preseason All-America First Team Women’s tournament, winning a Silver medal Semifinalist • No. 5, TopDrawerSoccer.com Preseason Top 100 • Game MVP against Jamaica at U-17 CONCACAF • Soccer America Women’s MVP First Team (2012) • TopDrawerSoccer.com Best XI First Team At West Virginia in 2013 • Guided club teams to league championship (2011), • ECAC Division I Women’s Soccer All-Star First Team • NSCAA/Continental Tire All-America Second Team; Ontario Cup titles (2008, 2011) and a national • NSCAA/Continental Tire All-Central Region first Mountaineer rookie to earn NSCAA All-America championship (2011) First Team honors • Earned MVP honors at Gran Campon Del Torneo • Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year • NSCAA/Continental Tire All-Central Region (2008-09) • All-Big 12 First Team First Team • Provincial wins in the Quebec Series (2010) and • Big 12 Tournament Defensive MVP • TopDrawerSoccer.com Best XI Freshman First Team nationals (2010-11) • Big 12 All-Tournament Team • Big 12 Defender of the Year • Academic All-Big 12 Soccer First Team • Big 12 Newcomer of the Year Personal • Voted Team MVP and Team Defensive MVP • All-Big 12 First Team • Daughter of Howard Tate and Melsadie Tate • One of 12 children • Started all 20 matches available for at center back • All-Big 12 Newcomer Team • Birthday is November 5 and helped the team post 12 shutouts, including • Academic All-Big 12 Newcomer Team • 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Best Young five in Big 12 regular-season play, with four coming • Big 12 Soccer Championship Defensive MVP Player honoree on the road • Big 12 All-Tournament Team • Current backline starter for the Canadian Women’s • Tallied a career-high eight points on a career-best • Team Defensive MVP National Team three goals and two assists • Started all 23 matches at center back • Member of the Canadian 2015 FIFA Women’s World • Three goals came in first seven games of the • Only Mountaineer to play all 2,151 minutes of season Cup roster season, including WVU’s lone scores at No. 11 Penn • Netted first career goal at Baylor on Sept. 29 • 2014 Canadian U-20 Player of the Year State (Aug. 22) and against No. 16 Georgetown • Earned first career assist in win over TCU on Oct. 13 • 2013 Canadian U-20 Player of the Year (Sept. 12) • Big 12 Newcomer of the Week (Oct. 1) • Majoring in criminology • Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 21) • TopDrawerSoccer.com Midseason No. 4 • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll • Three-time member of the TopDrawerSoccer.com Impact Freshman • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll Team of the Week (Sept. 30, Oct. 21, Nov. 11) • Dean’s List Buchanan’s Career Numbers Year M MS S G GWG

A

Pts C/E

2015 WOMEN’S SOCCER GUIDE | MOUNTAINEER PROFILES

81


Two Decades of Champions: 2002 Big East Division | 2006 Big East Division | 2007 Big East Division and Tournament | 2008 Big East Division | 2010 Big East Tournament

JUNIOR 5-6 | Midfield | Toronto, Ontario

Lawrence’s Single Game Career Highs Shots Shots on Goal Goals Assists Points

6 vs. TCU, 10/13/13 3 vs. Kansas (Big 12 Championship quarterfinal), 11/6/13 1 (8 times); last vs. Texas Tech, 10/10/14 2 (3 times); last vs. TCU (Big 12 Championship quarterfinal), 11/5/14 3 vs. Eastern Kentucky, 9/13/13

Lawrence’s Career Numbers Year M MS S G GWG

A

Pts C/E

2014 20

20 53 4

0

7

15 0/0

2013 23

20 46 4

1

4

12 1/0

Career 43

40 99 8

1

11

27 1/0

At West Virginia in 2014 • NSCAA/Continental Tire All-Central Region First Team • All-Big 12 First Team • Big 12 Tournament Offensive MVP • Big 12 All-Tournament Team • Academic All-Big 12 Soccer Second Team • Started all 20 matches available for at midfield • Finished second on team with 15 points on four goals and a team-best seven assists • Assist total ranked No. 2 in the Big 12 Conference • Dished out a single-game career high two assists in three separate games • First career two-assist game came in WVU’s 4-1 win over La Salle on Sept. 19 • Added insurance goal in team’s 2-0 win at Texas on Sept. 28 • Put WVU ahead for good with first-half score against No. 15 Texas Tech on Oct. 10 • Assisted on both of Kate Schwindel’s scores in team’s 2-0 victory at No. 9 Kansas on Oct. 19 • Tallied assists on both goals in WVU’s 2-1 win against TCU in Big 12 Championship quarterfinal on Nov. 5 • No. 75, TopDrawerSoccer.com Midseason Top 100 • Preseason All-Big 12 Soccer Team • No. 82, TopDrawerSoccer.com Preseason Top 100

82

At West Virginia in 2013 • NSCAA/Continental Tire All-Central Region First Team • All-Big 12 First Team • All-Big 12 Newcomer Team • Academic All-Big 12 Newcomer Team • Big 12 All-Tournament Team • Saw time in all 23 matches and started 20 at midfield • Ranked No. 4 on team with 12 points • Four assists ranked No. 3 on team, No. 9 in Big 12 • Earned first career point off an assist on Kelsie Maloney’s goal at No. 2 Penn State in team’s season opening 2-2 draw on Aug. 23 • Earned a game-best three points in 4-0 win over Eastern Kentucky on Sept. 13, including first career goal • Registered a career-high six shots against TCU on Oct. 13 • Tallied the game-winning goal in the Mountaineers’ 1-0 win over Oklahoma State in the Big 12 Soccer Championship final on Nov. 10; finished tournament with three points • Big 12 Newcomer of the Week (Oct. 8) • Preseason All-Big 12 Soccer Team

In High School • Full Canadian National Team member • Attended U-20 (July 2012) and Full National Team (Jan. 2013) camps, including international CAPS at the Four-Nation Tournament in China (Jan. 2013) • Captained Canada’s U-17 teams at CONCACAF qualifiers (April 2012) and Women’s World Cup (September 2012) • Represented Canada at the 2010 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Trinidad and Tobago • Won Gold medals with Team Ontario at U-14 Nationals and U16 Nationals • Twice named U-17 Canadian Player of the Year (2011-12) • Played club for Erin Mills Mighty Eagles under coach Cyprian McFarlane • Led team to Gold medal at 2010 Ontario Summer Games, two Gold medals at the Ontario Cup Championship and a Gold medal at the National Club Championships in Lethbridge, Alberta • Two-time Petro Canada Fueling Athlete and Coaching Excellence Program member (2010-11) • Attended Mayfield Secondary School after three seasons of soccer at Cardinal Leger High for coach James Chambers Personal • Daughter of Raphael Emovon and Tina Lawrence • One of two children • Birthday is June 11 • Member of the Full Canadian Women’s National Team and named to Canadian 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup roster • Scored Canada’s lone goal in 1-1 draw against Netherlands in Group A play at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup • Invited to camp with the Canadian Women’s National Team in summer of 2014 • Majoring in sport & exercise psychology • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll


2011 Big East Division and Tournament | 2012 Big 12 Regular Season | 2013 Big 12 Regular Season and Tournament | 2014 Big 12 Regular Season and Tournament

JUNIOR 5-9 | Forward | Frederick, Md.

At Tennessee (2014) • Played in 21 matches and started 14 • Finished season with six points (1 G, 4 A) • Took 19 shots and placed four on-goal • Registered first career goal against Richmond (Sept. 14) • Logged a career-high 81 minutes at Auburn (Oct. 5) • Tallied two assists against LSU (Oct. 17) At Tennessee (2013) • Earned time in 10 matches and started one • Tallied first career points with two assists against Ole Miss (Oct. 4)

In High School • Two-time NSCAA/Adidas Regional High School All-American • Four-time all-state selection, two-time First-Team Washington Post All-Met honoree and Area Player of the Year, and four-time all-area and All-MVAL selection • Paced Tuscarora to a 48-11-9 four-year record, one state championship and two region titles • Tallied 67 career goals, a school record, and 37 career assists at Tuscarora • Scored a school-record 22 goals as a freshman and a junior • Also played lacrosse, basketball and unified bocce • Member of Bethesda ECNL Team, Region 1 and Maryland ODP Teams and FC Frederick • Scored one goal in all four games of the 2012 ECNL Championships

Personal • Daughter of Jim and Donna Parry • Has one brother and one sister • Birthday is May 11 • Enrolled in general studies

2015 WOMEN’S SOCCER GUIDE | MOUNTAINEER PROFILES

83


Two Decades of Champions: 2002 Big East Division | 2006 Big East Division | 2007 Big East Division and Tournament | 2008 Big East Division | 2010 Big East Tournament

JUNIOR 5-8 | Defender | Springboro, Ohio

Woolpert’s Single Game Career Highs Shots Shots on Goal

1 (three times); last vs. Villanova, 9/21/14 1 vs. Eastern Kentucky, 9/13/13

Goals 0 Assists 0 Points 0

Woolpert’s Career Numbers Year M MS S G GWG

A

Pts C/E

2014 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0/0 2013 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0/0 Career 12 0 3 0 0 0 0 0/0 At West Virginia in 2014 • Played off the bench in eight matches and logged 82 minutes • Tallied one shot in team’s 4-0 win over Villanova on Sept. 21 At West Virginia in 2013 • Academic All-Big 12 Newcomer Team • Saw time in four matches • Logged a career-high 29 minutes against Eastern Kentucky on Sept. 13 • Recorded first career shot on goal against Eastern Kentucky

84

In High School • Played club for Cincinnati United Premier under coach Scott Rogers • Led team to 2008 State Championship, 2010 CASL Showcase Championship and 2011 Ohio South State Cup Finals • Four-year letterwinner at Springboro High for coach Eric Detmer • Team captain as a junior and senior • All-Ohio second team as a senior, leading team to district semifinals in 2012 • 2012 All-Miami Valley First Team and All-Greater Western Ohio Conference First Team • 2012 Greater Western Ohio Conference Player of the Year • 2012 Springboro High Offensive Player of the Year • 2010 All-Dayton South selection • Four-year Greater Western Ohio Conference Scholar Athlete Award (2009-12) • Led U-18 team to 2013 USYSA Midwest Regional League Region II championship • Won 2013 OSYSA state cup title with Cincinnati United Premier U-18 • State ODP member from 2008-11 • 2010-2011 ODP State Team National Championship Semifinalist • Helped 2010 squad to Region II Team Championship

Personal • Daughter of Phil and Kathy Woolpert • One of two children • Birthday is June 7 • Majoring in exercise physiology • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll • Dean’s List


2011 Big East Division and Tournament | 2012 Big 12 Regular Season | 2013 Big 12 Regular Season and Tournament | 2014 Big 12 Regular Season and Tournament

SOPHOMORE 5-7 | Forward | Houston, Texas

Abam’s Single Game Career Highs

Abam’s Career Numbers Year M 2014 22

Shots

10 (2 times); last vs. Georgetown, 11/15/14

Shots on Goal

3 (2 times); last vs. TCU, 11/5/14

Goals

2 (2 times); last vs. Baylor, 10/31/14

Assists

0

Points

4 (2 times); last vs. Baylor, 10/31/14

MS S G GWG 6 68 8

At West Virginia in 2014 • NSCAA/Continental Tire All-Central Region Second Team • Big 12 Newcomer of the Year • Soccer America Women’s All-Freshman Second Team • TopDrawerSoccer.com Best XI Freshman First Team • CollegeSports Madness Freshman of the Year • All-Big 12 Newcomer Team • Big 12 All-Tournament Team • Saw time in all 22 matches and started six • Paced team in goals (8), points (16) and game winners (4) • Ranked No. 4 in the Big 12 in goals and No. 6 in points • Season goal total is second-best all-time showing for a Mountaineer freshman; point total ranks No. 4 • Produced two two-goal performances (vs. Villanova, Sept. 21; vs. Baylor, Oct. 31) • Scored first career goal and game winner in team’s 4-1 win over Duquesne on Sept. 14 • Tallied a career-high 10 shots twice; mark was team’s top single-game performance • Two-time Big 12 Newcomer of the Week (Sept. 23, Nov. 3) • Ranked No. 4 on TopDrawerSoccer.com Mid-Season Freshman Top 100

4

A

Pts C/E

0

16 1/0

In High School • Girls IMG Academy Top 150 (No. 18) • No. 3-ranked player in the Texas region and No. 6-ranked defender nationally • Played club for Texas Rush under coach Andy Squire • U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team member • U.S. Youth National Team Program (U-14, U-15, U-17) • Attended multiple Youth National Team camps • Attended Harmony Science Academy Houston High

Personal • Daughter of David and Natalie Abam • One of four children • Birthday is June 12 • Majoring in psychology

2015 WOMEN’S SOCCER GUIDE | MOUNTAINEER PROFILES

85


Two Decades of Champions: 2002 Big East Division | 2006 Big East Division | 2007 Big East Division and Tournament | 2008 Big East Division | 2010 Big East Tournament

SOPHOMORE 5-7 | Forward | San Diego, Calif.

Kaleiohi’s Single Game Career Highs Shots

1 vs. Villanova, 9/21/14

Shots on Goal

0

Goals 0 Assists 0 Points 0

Kaleiohi’s Career Numbers Year M MS S G GWG

A

Pts C/E

2014 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0/0

At West Virginia in 2014 • Played off the bench in five matches and logged 67 minutes • First career shot came in team’s 4-0 win over Villanova on Sept. 21

86

In High School • Ten-year top-level player for Albion SC and five-year team captain (2010-14) • 2011-12 Cal South ODP selection pool • Team captain at Horizon Christian Academy • Set high school career goals record (111 goals) • Three-time Linfield Tournament Offensive MVP • 2013 San Diego Union Tribune All-Academic Team • 2013 and 2012 San Diego Union Tribune Division 5 First Team • 2013 All-Coastal First Team • 2012 all-league first team • 2012 Division 5 MVP • Set Horizon Christian Academy’s single-game goals (5) and single-season goals (48) records in 2011

Personal • Daughter of Joseph and Deana Kaleiohi • One of five children • Sister Kayla plays soccer at Holy Names University • Birthday is January 16 • Enrolled in general studies


2011 Big East Division and Tournament | 2012 Big 12 Regular Season | 2013 Big 12 Regular Season and Tournament | 2014 Big 12 Regular Season and Tournament

SOPHOMORE 5-7 | Midfielder | West Palm Beach, Fla.

At Florida State (2014) • Did not see competitive action At Florida State (2013) • Played in 15 matches and started three • Logged a season-high 48 minutes in a win over Miami (Sept. 26) • Finished season with two points (2 A) and seven shots, including two on goal • Earned first collegiate point with an assist in a victory against Auburn (Aug. 25)

In High School • Two-time Florida High School Sports Player of the Year (2011-12, 2012-13) • High School All-America (2012-13) • Class 5A Player of the Year by the Florida Dairy Farmers and Florida high school sports writers (2012-13) as a senior (2012-13) at Palm Beach Central High • Scored 100 goals in her last two years of high school and set a Palm Beach Central record for goals in a season her senior campaign with 48 • Led American Heritage to two 2A Florida state championships prior to transferring to Palm Beach Central • Member of the U-14, U-18 and U-20 U.S. National Team pool; attended camp with U-14 and U-18 squads • Earned a tryout for the Full Colombian National Team for the 2012 London Summer Olympics • Played for Coral Spring United (U-14 and U-18) • Three-year member of Florida ODP team and member of the ODP Region III team (U-14 and U-16)

Personal • Daughter of Juan Carlos and Yuleima Lopez • Has two borthers • Birthday is September 14 • Majoring in sociology

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Two Decades of Champions: 2002 Big East Division | 2006 Big East Division | 2007 Big East Division and Tournament | 2008 Big East Division | 2010 Big East Tournament

SOPHOMORE 5-8 | Goalkeeper | Pinch, W. Va.

Newhouse’s Single Game Career Highs Minutes

45 vs. Villanova, 9/21/14

Goals Allowed

0

Saves

1 vs. Duquesne, 9/14/14

Newhouse’s Career Numbers

Year

M

MS

2014 5 0

Min

GA

65:41 0

GA Avg. 0.00

At West Virginia in 2014 • Logged first career minutes, seeing time in five matches and making one save • Came off the bench in the penalty kick shootout against Texas in the Big 12 Championship semifinal on Nov. 7 and turned away two Longhorn chances, pushing WVU to the title match • Played between the posts during the penalty kick shootout in the Mountaineers’ 0-0 draw against Georgetown in the NCAA Tournament first round on Nov. 15 At West Virginia in 2013 • Did not see competitive action

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Saves 1

Shutouts 0

W

L

T

0

0

0

In High School • 2012 NSCAA Girls High School All-American • 2012 West Virginia Gatorade Player of the Year • Standout goalkeeper and four-time MVP at Capital High for coach Riley Gibson • Recorded 483 saves and 30 shutouts in her career • Also scored nine goals in final two seasons • Made 93 saves against 121 shots as a senior • Four-time all-state selection • 2012 AAA state Player of the Year and MSAC Player of the Year • 2012 team captain and North South All-Star Game participant • All-MSAC First Team and All-Kanawha Valley Team • 2011 AAA state Goalkeeper of the Year and MSAC Goalkeeper of the Year • Played club for WVSC Rowdies under coach Kevin Long • Member of seven state champion teams • State ODP member from 2010-12 • Honor Roll

Personal • Daughter of Andy and Cindy Newhouse • Father played football at Glenville State • One of two children • Birthday is April 5 • Majoring in physical education teaching • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll


2011 Big East Division and Tournament | 2012 Big 12 Regular Season | 2013 Big 12 Regular Season and Tournament | 2014 Big 12 Regular Season and Tournament

SOPHOMORE 5-6 | Forward | Montreal, Quebec

Pierre-Louis’ Single Game Career Highs Shots

8 vs. Georgetown, 9/12/14

Shots on Goal

5 vs. Georgetown, 9/12/14

Goals

2 vs. Oklahoma, 10/26/14

Assists

1 (2 times); last vs. Villanova, 9/21/14

Points

4 vs. Oklahoma, 10/26/14

Pierre-Louis’ Career Numbers Year M MS S G GWG

A

Pts C/E

2014 21 14 56 3 2 2 8 1/1

At West Virginia in 2014 • All-Big 12 Newcomer Team • Saw time in 21 matches and started 14 • Tallied eight points on three goals and two assists • Assisted on Ashley Lawrence’s insurance goal against UNCG on Sept. 7 for first career point • First career goal came in WVU’s 4-1 win over La Salle on Sept. 19 • Netted a career single-game best two goals in WVU’s 3-1 win over Oklahoma on Oct. 26, helping the Mountaineers clinch their third straight Big 12 Conference regular-season title • Big 12 Newcomer of the Week (Oct. 28)

In High School • Canadian U-17 Player of the Year finalist • Won a Silver medal at 2012 CONCACAF U-17 Championship in Guatemala • Represented Canada at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Azerbaijan 2012 • Played club for Saint-Leonard • 2011 Quebec Player of the Year • Graduated from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Secondary School

Personal • Daughter of Emerson and Martine Pierre-Louis • One of two children • Birthday is February 18 • Speaks French • Competes for the Canadian U-20 National Team • Majoring in communication studies • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

At West Virginia in 2013 • Sat out the season

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Two Decades of Champions: 2002 Big East Division | 2006 Big East Division | 2007 Big East Division and Tournament | 2008 Big East Division | 2010 Big East Tournament

SOPHOMORE 5-1 | Midfielder | Mississauga, Ontario

Portillo’s Single Game Career Highs Shots

5 vs. Duquesne, 9/14/14

Shots on Goal

1 (4 times); last vs. Georgetown, 11/15/14

Goals 0

Portillo’s Career Numbers Year M

Assists

1 (2 times); last at Iowa State, 10/17/14

Points

1 (2 times); last at Iowa State, 10/17/14

MS S G GWG

A

Pts C/E

2014 21 0 11 0 0 2 2 0/0

At West Virginia in 2014 • All-Big 12 Newcomer Team • Appeared in 21 matches and tallied two points • Earned first career point with an assist on Leah Emaus’ goal in 4-1 win over Duquesne on Sept. 14

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In High School • Member of the 2014 Pre-Regional Exceleration (REX) Program • Invited to several Canadian U-20 camps and has played alongside teammates Kadeisha Buchanan, Ashley Lawrence and Amandine Pierre-Louis • Trained with the National Training Centre Ontario in 2013 • Played club soccer for the Burlington Bayhawks under coach Neil Schofield • Won the 2013 and 2012 Ontario Youth Soccer League (OYSL) Championships and 2013 and 2012 Ontario Cups with the Bayhawks • Earned the Bronze medal at the 2013 Canadian National Championships and the Silver medal at the 2012 Championships with Team Ontario • Bayhawks won Gold at the 2012 Canadian Club National Championships and the 2012 Disney Showcase • Bayhawks named 2012 Burlington Team of the Year • Four-year member (2009-12) of Provincial Team Ontario • Won the 2010 Canadian National Championships with Team Ontario • Finished second at 2010 Canadian Club National Championship with Brams United • Attended Port Credit Secondary School

Personal • Daughter of Carlos Portillo and Herminia Bongog • Has one brother • Birthday is July 12 • Majoring in sport & exercise psychology


2011 Big East Division and Tournament | 2012 Big 12 Regular Season | 2013 Big 12 Regular Season and Tournament | 2014 Big 12 Regular Season and Tournament

SOPHOMORE 5-10 | Forward | East Islip, N.Y.

At NC State (2014) • Played in 13 matches with the Wolfpack and earned 12 starts • Led the team in goals (5) and points (11) • Recorded a three-point game against Coastal Carolina (1 G, 1 A) • Finished season with 32 shots, 13 on goal

In High School • Six-year member of the New York East ODP and four year member of the USYSA Region I ODP • Played club soccer for Albertson SC, ISA and East Islip Soccer Club • Claimed Gold with ODP squad at the 2013 International Kuban Spring Champions in Sochi, Russia • Won the 2013 Region I Championship and 2012 NEWSS Championship with ISA Club team • East Islip High squad posted 34-7-2 record during three-year career; also won 2013 outright league championship and was 2011 co-champion • Scored 27 goals and added 12 assists at East Islip and earned all-county, all-conference and all-league honors in 2013 and all-state, all-Long Island, all county and all-league honors in 2012

Personal • Daughter of Ron and Noranne Saager • Has two sisters • Birthday is March 3 • Enrolled at WVU in January 2015 • Majoring in communication studies

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Two Decades of Champions: 2002 Big East Division | 2006 Big East Division | 2007 Big East Division and Tournament | 2008 Big East Division | 2010 Big East Tournament

R-FRESHMAN 5-4 | Forward/Midfielder | Butler, Pa.

At West Virginia in 2014 • Sat out the season In High School • Played four years of club soccer for Northern Steel Soccer • Team won 2013 U.S. Club Soccer Regional (Greensboro) and advanced to the U.S. Club National Tournament • Six-year member of Northern Crew Soccer • Earned 11 varsity letters at Butler High • Four-time Offensive MVP for the Golden Tornadoes • Two-time WPIAL AAA all-section

• MVP, 2013 WPIAL AAA All-Star Game • Three-year recipient of Butler High’s tri-athlete

award • Also competed varsity track & field for Butler Personal • Daughter of William and Melinda Stalnaker • One of four children • Birthday is October 6 • Majoring in forensic & investigative sciences • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

NEWCOMERS 5-5 | Defender | Fairchance, Pa.

In High School • Six-year member of the ODP Region 1 Pool and the U-14 National Pool • Won the Bronze medal with the U.S. Junior National Soccer Team at the 2014 Kuban Spring Tournament in Sochi, Russia • Member of the Mountaineer United Soccer Club and played for the Shox U-18 Team under former WVU assistant coach Nikki Goodenow • Three-year member of the Region I Interregional Team (2010, 2012-13)

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Personal • Daughter of Ed and Cathy Abraham • Has one brother • Birthday is October 28 • Graduated early from Albert Gallatin High and enrolled at WVU in January 2015 • Majoring in exercise physiology


2011 Big East Division and Tournament | 2012 Big 12 Regular Season | 2013 Big 12 Regular Season and Tournament | 2014 Big 12 Regular Season and Tournament

5-8 | Midfielder | McMurray, Pa.

In High School • Two-year member of the Beadling Soccer Club and 2014 Pennsylvania West State champions and Director’s League semifinalist • Eight-year member and co-captain of Century United Soccer Club ’95 • Two-time Pennsylvania West State champions and two-time Pennsylvania West finalist with Century United • Played defensive center-midfield for four seasons at Peters Township High, serving as team captain in 2014, and helped Lady Indians win two state championships (2011, 2012) and one WPIAL title (2012), while scoring 47 career goals • Owns PTHS career assist record (104) • Three-time all-section and All-WPIAL honoree

• 2014 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Preseason Player of

the Year and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette All-Star Team, South Hills Almanac Player of the Year and Tribune Review All-Star Team • 2014 All-State and regional All-America • 2013 South Hills Almanac Elite 8 Team and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette All-Star Team • 2012 South Hills Almanac Elite 8 Team and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette honorable mention • 2011 South Hills Almanac Rookie of the Year Personal • Daughter of Brad and Linda Carpenter • Has two sisters • Birthday is September 9 • Enrolled in general studies

5-1 | Midfielder | Pearland, Texas

In High School • Four-year captain of Houston’s Albion Hurricanes and two-time state champion • Three-year member of Region 3 ODP state team • Played three seasons with Lonestar SC in Austin • Attended multiple Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) events and named to the All-ECNL Event Team in Sanford, Florida, and to the Dallas ECNL Player Development Program • Team captain at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Academy • 2011 District Newcomer of the Year and Dawson High MVP

Personal • Daughter of Arthur and Liza Criswell • Has one brother • Birthday is December 29 • Enrolled in general studies

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Two Decades of Champions: 2002 Big East Division | 2006 Big East Division | 2007 Big East Division and Tournament | 2008 Big East Division | 2010 Big East Tournament

5-7 | Defender | Baytown, Texas

In High School • Girls IMG Academy Top 150 (No. 152) • Member of the Mexican Women’s National U-17 and U-20 Teams • Competed with the Mexican U-20 team at the 2015 U-20 Women’s NTC Invitational • Competed at the 2014 U-17 World Cup Costa Rica • Captained the 2013 Mexican National Team at the 4 Nations Tournament Costa Rica • Helped the Mexican team defeat the United States and Canada at the 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Championship and earned a spot on the CONCACAF All-Star Team • Six-year member of the Albion Hurricanes FC, multi year team captain and led squad to 2012 and 2011 state championships

• Transitioned to Elite Clubs National League (ECNL)

and finished seventh in the nation in 2013 • 2014 captain of AHFC 97G ECNL Team • Team captain at Ross S. Sterling High • First team all-district, 21-5A Newcomer of the Year and two-time Defensive and Team MVP Personal • Daughter of Jose and Gloria Flores • Has one brother • Birthday is May 26 • Enrolled in general studies

5-6 | Forward | Ocklawaha, Fla.

In High School

• Also a member of high school track team and

• Girls IMG Academy Top 150 (No. 52) • No. 2-ranked player in South-West, according to

competed at the Texas Relays as a sophomore • Played soccer in multiple states, including Texas and Georgia

TopDrawerSoccer.com (2015) • No. 5-ranked forward in Texas region, No. 22 nationally • Three-year member of ECNL Soccer • Coastal Empire All-Star Game MVP • 2014-15 Savannah Female Athlete of the Year • Scored a school-record 59 goals as a senior at Richmond Hills High; tallied 34 goals in 13 games as a junior • 2014 Savannah Magazine Most Athletic

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Personal • Daughter of Joseph and Porsche Schwendemann • Has two brothers and one sister • Birthday is April 9 • Enrolled in general studies


2011 Big East Division and Tournament | 2012 Big 12 Regular Season | 2013 Big 12 Regular Season and Tournament | 2014 Big 12 Regular Season and Tournament

5-6 | Defender | Quebec City, Quebec

In High School • Two-year member of the Canadian U-17 National Team • Has made seven appearances with the U-17 team and played the full 90 minutes in six matches • Competed at the 2014 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Costa Rica • Won Silver medal at the 2013 CONCACAF Women’s U-17 Championship in Montego Bay, Jamaica • Made Canadian youth debut in 2012 under coach David Benning • Has attended multiple women’s EXCEL Identification Camps, including the March 2015 Canada Women’s National Team EXCEL U-17-19 Camp with WVU teammates Carla Portillo and Bianca St. Georges • Attended Ecole Secondaire George-Vanier Laval

Personal • Daughter of Théodore Maki Kith and Henriette Bih Ndatchi • Has two sisters • Birthday is March 28 • Primary language is French • Enrolled at WVU in January 2015 • Majoring in exercise physiology

5-6 | Defender | Paris, France

In High School • Six-year member of Paris Saint Germain (PSG) women’s club team • Member of the 2014 IberCup Portugal champion team • Won the 2014 Gothia Youth World Cup • Five-time Isle of France champion • Isle of France runner-up (2013-14) • Previously played for Arnouville Football Club (ASAF) from 2004-09 • Attended Catherine Labouré Secondary School

Personal • Daughter of Bintou and Faya Ouendeno • Has two sisters and two brothers • Birthday is November 2 • Primary language is French • Enrolled in general studies

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Two Decades of Champions: 2002 Big East Division | 2006 Big East Division | 2007 Big East Division and Tournament | 2008 Big East Division | 2010 Big East Tournament

5-6 | Midfielder | Bridgeport, W.Va.

In High School • Member of the nation’s sixth-ranked West Virginia MUSC Shox U-19 Team that finished third in 2014 in the Region 1 Premier League and the 2013 Region 1 Colonial League • Four-year member of the West Virginia ODP and part of the Region 1 Pool • Member of the 2014 Thanksgiving Inter-Regional U-17 roster and the U-16/17 International Croatia roster • 2014 Girls Soccer Player of the Year as a forward for Bridgeport High and led squad to a second-place finish at the 2014 West Virginia State Championship and title in 2012 • 2014 and 2012 All-State First Team, all-conference and all-county (coaches) • 2014 and 2012 All-State First Team (sportswriters) and 2014 team captain

• 2014 Big 10 Conference Player and Forward of

the Year • 2014 and 2012 Bridgeport High MVP • 2012 BB&T Girls Soccer Player of the Year • Tallied 65 goals in three seasons at BHS, including 32 goals and 11 assists in 2014 Personal • Daughter of George and Beth Saymon • Has one brother • Birthday is March 17 • Enrolled in general studies

5-6 | Defender | St. Felix de Valois, Quebec

In High School • Two-year member of the Canadian Women’s National U-17 Team • Competed at the 2014 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Costa Rica • Won Silver medal at the 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Championship Jamaica • Has started eight games for the U-17 squad and helped the team compile a 4-3-1 mark in two tournaments • Made Canadian Youth debut in 2012 under coach David Benning • Has attended multiple women’s EXCEL Identification Camps, including the March 2015 Canada Women’s National Team EXCEL U-17-19 Camp with WVU teammates Carla Portillo and Easther Mayi Kith

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• Competed in back-to-back Canadian

Championships (2012 and 2013) with her provincial team; also competed at the 2013 Canada Games with squad • Saw time at the 2011 Canadian Championship with club team • Attended Georges-Vanier Secondary Personal • Daughter of Michel St. Georges and Denis Doody • Has two brothers and one sister • Birthday is July 28 • Fluent in English and French • Enrolled in general studies


2015 Notebook 2015 Schedule WVU Quick Facts Opponent Quick Facts

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Two Decades of Champions: 2002 Big East Division | 2006 Big East Division | 2007 Big East Division and Tournament | 2008 Big East Division | 2010 Big East Tournament

2015 NOTEBOOK 20th Season Celebration The WVU women’s soccer program embarks on its 20th season in 2015. Named the team’s first head coach on Aug. 3, 1995, Nikki Izzo-Brown led an infant program to a 10-7-2 record in 1996, and the Mountaineers have not slowed down since, compiling winning seasons in each of the subsequent years, qualifying for 15 straight NCAA Championship appearances and winning 13 conference titles, including five in the Big 12 Conference. Izzo-Brown has led WVU to a 267-98-43 overall record and an 113-41-19 mark in conference play. A Look at the Schedule As is expected each season, the Mountaineers will face a difficult slate of opponents in 2015. Ten of WVU’s matches will be against 2014 NCAA Tournament qualifiers, including a showdown with Penn State, a quarterfinalist one year ago, on Friday, Sept. 4, at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium. WVU will compete in Morgantown 10 times in 2015. WVU opens the season on the road for the third straight year, taking on SIUE and Virginia Tech at Indiana’s Hoosier Classic Aug. 21-23. WVU and VT last met in 2013, a 1-0 win for the Hokies in the NCAA Tournament Second Round. The Mountaineers open their home season on Sunday, Aug. 30, against Duquesne. The Mountaineers will open the defense of their three straight Big 12 Conference regular-season titles against Texas on Friday, Sept. 25, in Morgantown. The squad opens its conference road schedule at Oklahoma on Oct. 9; the Mountaineers and the Sooners met in the Big 12 Soccer Championship title match in 2014, with WVU earning a 1-0 victory. The 2015 Big 12 Soccer Championship begins with quarterfinal play on Nov. 4, with the semifinals and final following on Nov. 6 and Nov. 8. For the third straight year, all matches will be played at Swope Soccer Village in Kansas City, Missouri. WVU is the two-time defending champions.

WVU also carries a 26-match unbeaten streak in conference games played at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium into the 2015 season. The Mountaineers have not lost a conference match in Morgantown since falling 3-2 in overtime to No. 8 Notre Dame on Oct. 2, 2009.

World-Class Experience Juniors Kadeisha Buchanan and Ashley Lawrence spent their summer gaining experience on the world’s biggest stage, as the duo started all five of Canada’s matches at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Scorers Return Despite the graduation of All-America forward Kate Schwindel, 80 percent of the Mountaineers’ goal scoring from the 2014 season returns. Sophomore forward Michaela Abam is back for her second season return after leading the team as a rookie with 16 points on eight goals, the fourthbest mark in the Big 12 Conference. She also ranked No. 2 in the Big 12 in game-winning goals (4). Also returning are junior midfielder Ashley Lawrence (4 G, 7 A) and senior forward Kailey Utley (5 G, 5 A); both ranked second on the team in 2014 with 15 points. Additionally, Lawrence’s team-best seven assists ranked No. 2 in the Big 12.

The first WVU women’s soccer players named to a World Cup roster, Buchanan, a defender, was named the Best Young Player and was featured on a Canadian commemorative stamp. Lawrence, a midfielder, scored Canada’s lone goal in a 1-1 draw against Netherlands in Group A play on June 16; the score helped advance Canada to the knockout stage for only the second time in six tries.

In total, WVU returns five student-athletes that tallied doubledigit points in 2014, including seniors Leah Emaus (5 G) and Kelsie Maloney (3 G, 4 A). Defense Stands Tall The WVU defense was one of the nation’s stingiest in 2014, tallying 12 shutouts, 11 credited to returning senior goaltender Hannah Steadman, and allowing only 15 goals; both marks were tops in the Big 12 Conference. In addition to Steadman, three return to the Mountaineers’ backline: center backs Carly Black and Kadeisha Buchanan, as well as outside back Maggie Bedillion.

Canada dropped a 2-1 decision to England in the quarterfinals on June 27. Seniors’ Last Stand With two Big 12 Conference title wins this season, the 2015 Mountaineer senior class will match the program record of seven conference titles won by one class while at WVU, first set by the 2014 senior class. This year’s senior class – forwards Kelsie Maloney and Kailey Utley, goalkeeper Hannah Steadman, midfielders Leah Emaus and Amanda Hill and defender Maggie Bedillion – has had a hand in five title wins since 2012, including three straight Big 12 regular-season crowns and the last two Big 12 Soccer Championship titles. Members of the Big 12 Conference all four years of their WVU careers, the class has helped the Mountaineers compile a 21-1-2 all-time record in Big 12 play and an undefeated mark at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium.

New Faces The Mountaineers will be joined by 15 newcomers in 2014, including transfers Yulie Lopez (Florida State), Aaran Parry (Tennessee) and Kayla Saager (NC State). Saager, as well as freshmen Hannah Abraham and Easter Mayi Kith, joined WVU in January 2015.

The first round of the 2015 NCAA Tournament will begin on Nov. 13-15, with all matches held at campus sites. The 2015 Women’s College Cup will be held Dec. 4-6 at WakeMed Soccer Park, in Cary, North Carolina. WVU has qualified for 15 straight NCAA Tournaments, the eighth-longest active streak in the nation. The Streak Continues The Mountaineers enter the 2015 season riding a historical streak, as the team finished 2014 on a 19-game unbeaten streak. WVU has not lost a match since dropping a 2-0 decision to No. 21 Duke on Aug. 29, at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium. WVU matched the program’s previous unbeaten streak record of 18 with a 1-0 win over Oklahoma in the 2014 Big 12 Soccer Championship title match. The squad set the new record with its 0-0 draw against Georgetown in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Nov. 15, in Morgantown. Midfielder Ashley Lawrence paced WVU in 2014 with seven assists, the second-best total in the Big 12 Conference.

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2011 Big East Division and Tournament | 2012 Big 12 Regular Season | 2013 Big 12 Regular Season and Tournament | 2014 Big 12 Regular Season and Tournament

Ranking Representation For the second straight season, the Mountaineers will open the year ranked No. 12 nationally, as the team sits in the position in the 2015 National Soccer Coaches Association of American (NSCAA) Division I Women’s National Preseason Rankings. WVU’s slot is three spots better than the team’s No. 15 ranking in the final 2014 NSCAA NCAA Division I Women’s National Rankings. The squad’s ranking matches its highest preseason position, first hit at the onset of 2008 and again in 2014. WVU is the highest-ranked Big 12 Conference team, with Texas Tech following at No. 15 and Kansas at No. 23. Two additional WVU opponents also are ranked: No. 6 Penn State and No. 13 Virginia Tech. Reigning NCAA champion Florida State is No. 1, with Virginia following at No. 2 and Stanford at No. 3. UCLA is No. 4, and Texas A&M is No. 5. Taking Names The Mountaineers have defeated at least one top-10 team in each of the last 10 seasons. Most recently, WVU earned a 2-0 victory at No. 9 Kansas on Oct. 19, 2014. WVU is 1210-2 against top-10 teams and 19-24-8 against all ranked opponents since 2005.

WINS VS. THE TOP 10

With its 2-0 win at No. 9 Kansas in 2014, WVU has defeated at least one top-10 team in each of the last 10 seasons.

2015 WOMEN’S SOCCER SCHEDULE

2014

at No. 9 Kansas

W, 2-0

2013

at No. 9 Baylor

W, 4-3

2012

vs. No. 1 Stanford (in University Park, Pa.)

W, 1-0

2012

No. 7 Oklahoma State

W, 1-0

2011

No. 8 Marquette

W, 3-1

2010

No. 9 Virginia

W, 1-0

2009

at No. 9 Rutgers

W, 1-0

2009

at No. 8 Penn State

W, 2-1

2008

No. 7 Virginia

W, 3-0

2007

at No. 6 Penn State

W, 1-0

2006

at No. 7 Penn State

W, 2-1

2005

at No. 9 Marquette

W, 2-0

Nice to Meet You The Mountaineers will face five first-time opponents in 2015: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Maryland, Longwood, Buffalo and Florida Gulf Coast. In the program’s 19-year history (moving into the 2015 season), the Mountaineers have faced 100 different teams. WVU went 3-0 against first-time opponents in 2014.

DATE OPPONENT August 21 SIUE % August 23 Virginia Tech % August 28 at Maryland August 30 Duquesne September 4 Penn State September 6 Villanova September 11 at Ohio State September 13 Longwood September 18 Buffalo September 20 Florida Gulf Coast September 25 Texas* October 2 TCU* October 9 at Oklahoma* October 11 at Texas Tech* October 16 Kansas* October 18 Iowa State* October 23 at Oklahoma State* October 30 at Baylor* November 4 Big 12 Soccer Championship Quarterfinal ! November 6 Big 12 Soccer Championship Semifinal ! November 8 Big 12 Soccer Championship Final !

TIME 4:30 p.m. Noon 7 p.m. 3 p.m. 7 p.m. 1 p.m. 7 p.m. 1 p.m. 7 p.m. 1 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 8 p.m. 2 p.m. 7 p.m. 1 p.m. 8 p.m. 8 p.m. TBA TBA TBA

% - Hoosier Classic (Bloomington, Ind.) * - Big 12 Conference Match ! – Big 12 Soccer Championship at Swope Soccer Village, Kansas City, Missouri All times Eastern and subject to change

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Two Decades of Champions: 2002 Big East Division | 2006 Big East Division | 2007 Big East Division and Tournament | 2008 Big East Division | 2010 Big East Tournament

The Mountaineers have hosted an NCAA Tournament match at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium each of the last four years.

2015 WVU WOMEN’S SOCCER QUICK FACTS University Information Location: Morgantown, W.Va.

Program Information Head Coach: Nikki Izzo-Brown (20th year, Rochester ’93)

Women’s Soccer History Founded: 1995 (first season – 1996)

Enrollment: 31,976

Record at WVU: 267-98-43 (.707) (19 Years)

All-Time Record: 267-98-43 (19 Years)

Founded: 1867

Career Record: 280-103-43 (.708) (20 Years)

Affiliation: NCAA Division I

President: E. Gordon Gee

Associate Head Coach: Lisa Stoia (Ninth Year, WVU ’03)

NCAA Tournament Appearances: 15 straight (2000-14)

Director of Athletics: Shane Lyons

Assistant Coach: Marisa Kanela (Sixth Year, WVU ’05)

Highest NCAA Appearance: Elite Eight (2007)

Web Address: WVUsports.com

Stadium: Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium (1,650)

Big 12 Conference Championships (Last): 5 (2014)

Nickname: Mountaineers

Press Box Phone: 304-293-6480

Big East Conference Championships (Last): 8 (2011)

School Color: Old Gold (PMS 124) and Blue (PMS 295)

Sport Administrator: Keli Cunningham, Executive Senior Associate Athletic Director

2015 Outlook Starters Returning/Lost: 8/3

Conference: Big 12 Conference

Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 15/7 Newcomers: 12 2014 Season Review Overall Record: 16-2-4, 7-0-1 Postseason: NCAA First Round Final Ranking (Polls): 15 /15 (TopDrawerSoccer.com/ NSCAA) All-Americans: One (Kadeisha Buchanan)

WVU’s 15 returning letterwinners include six seniors. Featured here (l-r): Maggie Bedillion, Kelsey Maloney, Amanda Hill

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OPPONENT QUICK FACTS SCHOOL INFORMATION

MEDIA INFORMATION

Location: Edwardsville, Ill.

Head Coach: Derek Burton

SID Contact: Kirsten Carney

Conference: Ohio Valley Conference

Record at SIUE: 55-53-13 (Eighth season)

Email: kcarney@siue.edu

2014 Record: 13-6-2/8-2

Internet: www.siuecougars.com

2014 Postseason: NCAA First Round

Twitter: @SIUEWSoccer

Nickname: Cougars

VS. SIUE

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Colors: Red and White

Phone: 618-650-3155

(Bloomington, Ind.)

August 21

SCHOOL INFORMATION

vs. VIRGINIA TECH

PROGRAM INFORMATION

MEDIA INFORMATION

Location: Blacksburg, Va.

Head Coach: Charles Adair

SID Contact: Bill Dyer

Conference: Atlantic Coast Conference

Record at VT: 62-25-5 (Fifth season)

Email: 540-231-8852

Nickname: Hokies

2014 Record: 16-6/5-5

Phone: wdyer@vt.edu

Colors: Maroon and Orange

2014 Postseason: NCAA Sweet Sixteen

Internet: www.hokiesports.com Twitter: @VT_WSoccer

(Bloomington, Ind.)

Aug. 23

SCHOOL INFORMATION

at MARYLAND

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Location: College Park, Md.

Head Coach: Jonathan Morgan

SID Contact: Taylor Smyth

Conference: Big 10 Conference

Record at UM: 29-24-8 (Third season)

Email: tsmyth1@umd.edu

Nickname: Terrapins

2014 Record: 5-7-6/3-5-5

Phone: 301-314-8052

Colors: Red, Gold and Black

2014 Postseason: None

Internet: www.umterps.com Twitter: @MarylandWSoccer

Aug. 28

SCHOOL INFORMATION

DUQUESNE Aug. 30

PROGRAM INFORMATION

MEDIA INFORMATION

Location: Pittsburgh, Pa.

Head Coach: Al Alvine

SID Contact: Ryan Gavatorta

Conference: Atlantic 10 Conference

Record at DU: 17-30-7 (Fourth season)

Email: gavatortar@duq.edu

Nickname: Dukes

2014 Record: 5-10-3/2-5-1

Phone: 412-396-6560

Colors: Red and Blue

2014 Postseason: None

Internet: www.goduquesne.com Twitter: @DuqWSoccer

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PENN STATE Sept. 4

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Location: University Park, Pa.

Head Coach: Erica Walsh

SID Contact: Alissa Clendenen

Conference: Big Ten Conference

Record at PSU: 135-47-8 (Ninth season)

Email: akc16@psu.edu

Nickname: Nittany Lions

2014 Record: 20-4-0/12-1

Phone: 814-863-3163

Colors: Navy and White

2014 Postseason: NCAA Quarterfinals

Internet: www.gopsusports.com Twitter: @PennStateWSOC

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Location: Villanova, Pa.

Head Coach: Fran Kulas

SID Contact: Krissy Woods

Conference: Big East

Record at VU: 5-10-4 (Second season)

Email: kristine.woods@villanova.edu

Nickname: Wildcats

2014 Record: 5-10-4/3-4-2

Phone: 610-519-5927

Colors: Blue, Light Blue and White

2014 Postseason: None

Internet: www.villanova.com

VILLANOVA Sept. 6

Twitter: @NovaWSoccer

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Location: Columbus, Ohio

Head Coach: Lori Walker

SID Contact: Brett Rybak

Conference: Big Ten Conference

Record at OSU: 202-141-34 (19th season)

Email: rybak.13@osu.edu

2014 Record: 6-10-3/3-7-3

Internet: www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com

2014 Postseason: None

Twitter: @OhioState_WSOC

Nickname: Buckeyes Colors: Scarlet and Grey

at OHIO STATE

Phone: 614-292-1112

Sept. 11

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Location: Farmville, Va.

Head Coach: Todd Dyer

SID Contact: Chris Cook

Conference: Big South Conference

Record at LU: 223-142-27 (22nd season)

Email: cookcc@longwood.edu

2014 Record: 8-8-3/3-5-2

Internet: www.longwoodlancers.com

2014 Postseason: None

Twitter: @LongwoodLancers

Nickname: Lancers Colors: Blue, White and Grey

LONGWOOD Sept. 13

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Head Coach: Shawn Burke

SID Contact: Louie Spina

Conference: Mid-American Conference

Record at UB: 16-2-3 (Second season)

Email: lspina@buffalo.edu

Nickname: Bulls

2014 Record: 16-2-3/9-0-2

Phone: 716-645-6837

Colors: Blue and Grey

2014 Postseason: NCAA First Round

Internet: www.ubbulls.com Twitter: @UBWomensSoccer

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Location: Fort Myers, Fla.

Head Coach: Jim Blankenship

SID Contact: Jamie Church

Conference: Atlantic Sun Conference

Record at FGCU: 101-36-17 (Eighth season)

Email: jachurch@fgsu.edu

2014 Record: 17-4/7-0

Internet: www.fgcuathletics.com

2014 Postseason: NCAA First Round

Twitter: @FGCU_WSoccer

Nickname: Eagles Colors: Cobalt Blue and Emerald Green

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Phone: 434-395-2718

Location: Buffalo, N.Y.

BUFFALO Sept. 18

FLORIDA GULF COAST Sept. 20

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Phone: 293-590-7097


2011 Big East Division and Tournament | 2012 Big 12 Regular Season | 2013 Big 12 Regular Season and Tournament | 2014 Big 12 Regular Season and Tournament

SCHOOL INFORMATION

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Location: Austin, Texas

Head Coach: Angela Kelly

SID Contact: Brian Davis

Conference: Big 12 Conference

Record at UT: 31-24-8 (Fourth season)

Email: b.davis@athletics.utexas.edu

Nickname: Longhorns

2014 Record: 11-8-4/4-4

Phone: 512-471-9801

Colors: Burnt Orange and White

2014 Postseason: NCAA Second Round

Internet: www.texassports.com

TEXAS Sept. 25

Twitter: @TexasSoccer

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Location: Forth Worth, Texas

Head Coach: Eric Bell

SID Contact: Brandie Davidson

Conference: Big 12 Conference

Record at TCU: 21-28-10 (Fourth season)

Email: b.i.davidson@tcu.edu

2014 Record: 8-8-3/1-4-3

Internet: www.gofrogs.com

2014 Postseason: None

Twitter: @TCUSoccer

Nickname: Horned Frogs Colors: Purple and White

TCU Oct. 2

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Phone: 817-257-7479

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Location: Norman, Okla.

Head Coach: Matt Potter

SID Contact: Makayla Hipke

Conference: Big 12 Conference

Record at OU: 21-31-9 (Fourth season)

Email: mhipke@ou.edu

Nickname: Sooners

2014 Record: 10-9-4/3-4-1

Phone: 405-325-8372

Colors: Crimson and Cream

2014 Postseason: NCAA First Round

Internet: www.soonersports.com

at OKLAHOMA

Twitter: @SoonerSoccer

Oct. 9

SCHOOL INFORMATION

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Location: Lubbock, Texas

Head Coach: Tom Stone

SID Contact: Matt Dowdy

Conference: Big 12 Conference

Record at TTU: 94-54-16 (Ninth season)

Email: matthew.dowdy@ttu.edu

Nickname: Red Raiders

2014 Record: 16-4-2/4-3-1

Phone: 806-928-5190

Colors: Scarlet and Black

2014 Postseason: NCAA Third Round

Internet: www.texastech.com

at TEXAS TECH

Twitter: @TechAthletics

Oct. 11

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Location: Lawrence, Kan.

Head Coach: Mark Francis

SID Contact: Brad Gilbert

Conference: Big 12 Conference

Record at KU: 178-133-22 (17th season)

Email: brgilbert@ku.edu

2014 Record: 15-6/5-3

Internet: www.kuathletics.com

2014 Postseason: NCAA First Round

Twitter: @KUWSoccer

Nickname: Jayhawks Colors: Crimson and Blue

KANSAS Oct. 16

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Phone: 785-864-7788

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IOWA STATE Oct. 18

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Location: Ames, Iowa

Head Coach: Tony Minatta

SID Contact: Nicole Greiner

Conference: Big 12 Conference

Record at ISU: 7-11 (Second season)

Email: ngreiner@iastate.edu

Nickname: Cyclones

2014 Record: 7-11/1-7

Phone: 515-294-7961

Colors: Cardinal and Gold

2014 Postseason: None

Internet: www.cyclones.com Twitter: @cycloneSCR

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Location: Stillwater, Okla.

Head Coach: Colin Carmichael

SID Contact: Wade McWhorter

Conference: Big 12 Conference

Record at OSU: 146-52-29 (11th season)

Email: wade.mcwhorter@okstate.edu

2014 Record: 10-10-1/5-2-1

Internet: www.okstate.com

2014 Postseason: NCAA First Round

Twitter: @CowgirlFC

Nickname: Cowgirls

at OKLAHOMA STATE

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Colors: Orange and Black

Phone: 405-744-7853

Oct. 23

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at BAYLOR

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Location: Waco, Texas

Head Coach: Paul Jobson

SID Contact: Zach Peters

Conference: Big 12 Conference

Record at BU: 0-0-0 (First Season)

Email: zach_peters@baylor.edu

Nickname: Bears

2014 Record: 9-8-3/2-5-1

Phone: 254-710-3784

Colors: Green and Gold

2014 Postseason: None

Internet: ww.baylorbears.com

Oct. 30

The Mountaineers were presented with their third straight Big 12 Conference regular-season trophy at the WVU-TCU football game on Nov. 1, 2014.

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Season Review A Big 12 Sweep 2014 Results 2014 Statistics

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Two Decades of Champions: 2002 Big East Division | 2006 Big East Division | 2007 Big East Division and Tournament | 2008 Big East Division | 2010 Big East Tournament

2014 SEASON REVIEW The Champ is Here Since joining the Big 12 Conference in 2012, the WVU women’s soccer team has left little doubt as to which team is the one to beat each season. The Mountaineers have won five of six conference titles in three seasons, including back-to-back Big 12 Championship titles. The Mountaineers are the second team in Big 12 history to win three straight regular-season titles. The squad’s 2014 title marked the eighth time in conference history the preseason favorite in the coaches’ poll also won the title. WVU owns a 21-1-2 all-time record in Big 12 Conference play and is undefeated at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium. The Mountaineers are 11-0-1 in all-time Big 12 home matches and show a 26-match unbeaten streak in conference games at Dick Dlesk Stadium. WVU has not dropped a league contest since losing 3-2 in overtime to No. 8 Notre Dame on Oct. 2, 2009. In total, the Mountaineers have won 13 conference titles since 2002, including eight conference titles in the last five seasons.

Senior Sendoff The Mountaineers’ 2014 senior class – Jess Crowder, Ali Connelly, Katie Osterman and Kate Schwindel – were a part of seven conference title wins while at WVU and left Morgantown as the most decorated senior class in program history. They compiled a 60-16-11 four-year record and made four NCAA Tournament appearances.

NCAA Tournament Mainstays The Mountaineers earned their 15th consecutive NCAA Tournament bid in 2014, the eighth-longest active streak in the nation. WVU earned a No. 3 seed, the squad’s first seed since earning the No. 3 seed for the 2010 Tournament. The Mountaineers faced a familiar opponent in Georgetown in a first-round matchup in Morgantown. The teams previously played to a 1-1 draw at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium on Sept. 12, and the tournament match was no different, as neither squad was able to register a goal in regulation or through two overtime periods. The Hoyas advanced in the tournament after earning a 4-3 edge in penalty kicks.

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Kate Schwindel capped her four-year Mountaineer career with Senior CLASS All-America Second Team honors.

High Drama at Conference Championship The Mountaineers survived a surging eighth-place team and penalty kicks before making the most of their golden opportunity en route to their win at the 2014 Big 12 Soccer Championships on Nov. 9, at Swope Soccer Village in Kansas City, Missouri. WVU used two scores off the bench to move past TCU in the quarterfinal, as Leah Emaus and Michaela Abam tallied the goals, with Ashley Lawrence earning the assist on both. It was the squad’s first win over the Horned Frogs at the championship and avenged a 0-0 draw in Fort Worth in September. Drama cloaked the field two days later, as WVU and Texas played to a scoreless tie through 110 minutes before lining up for a penalty kick shootout. Michelle Newhouse came off the bench to turn away Longhorn chances in the fourth and seventh rounds to help WVU to a 6-5 edge and punch the team’s ticket to the championship. Battling a lingering injury all season, senior Kate Schwindel made the most of her final conference championship appearance, scoring in the 13th minute and clinching the team’s second straight championship crown with a 1-0 victory against Oklahoma. Hannah Steadman matched her career high with six shutouts for the team’s 11th clean sheet of the year.

WVU placed a program-record five on the Big 12 All-Tournament Team: Steadman, Lawrence, Schwindel, Abam and Kadeisha Buchanan. Buchanan and Lawrence were named the Defensive and Offensive MVPs, respectively.

Yep, We’re Streaking! The Mountaineers continued or started several streaks throughout the 2014 season: • WVU qualified for the NCAA Tournament for the 15th

straight season, the eighth-longest active streak in the nation • WVU earned at least one conference title for the fifth

straight season • WVU continued a 26-match unbeaten streak in

conference games at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium • WVU finished the year riding a 19-match unbeaten

streak, one match longer than the previous school record of 18, first set in 2002 • WVU posted its 15th straight 10-plus win season • With its 2-0 win at No. 9 Kansas on Oct. 19, WVU

pushed its streak of having at least one win against a top-10 team to 10 straight seasons • WVU earned its 13th consecutive NSCAA Team

Academic Honor


2011 Big East Division and Tournament | 2012 Big 12 Regular Season | 2013 Big 12 Regular Season and Tournament | 2014 Big 12 Regular Season and Tournament

A Spot in the Final Polls West Virginia was ranked every week of 2014 and sat at No. 15 in the final NSCAA/Continental Tire College Rankings. It marked the second straight season WVU landed in the top 15 of the final coaches’ poll, as the squad ranked No. 12 in 2013. The Mountaineers have earned a spot in the final poll in three of the last four years.

Additionally, the WVU defense denied two opponents – Iowa State and Oklahoma State – a corner kick opportunity.

Regional Roundup The Mountaineers collected a slew of NSCAA regional awards in 2014.

WVU also ranked No. 15 in the final TopDrawerSoccer. com Top 25 Rankings and No. 9 in the final Soccer America Women’s Top 25. Additionally, the squad finished with an RPI of 8.

Coach Nikki Izzo-Brown earned her second straight NSCAA Central Region Coach of the Year honor, the fifth regional award of her career. She has won a combined 10 conference and regional honors since 2000.

The Mountaineers reached as high as No. 7 in the coaches’ poll in 2014, peaking as they entered the NCAA Tournament. The ranking was the team’s highest position since hitting No. 7 in the Sept. 2, 2009 poll. Additionally, it was the program’s highest position ever at the onset of the NCAA Tournament.

Associate head coach Lisa Stoia was named the NSCAA Central Region Assistant Coach of the Year, her second career honor and first as a member of the central region. She was named the NSCAA/Mondo North Atlantic Region Assistant Coach of the Year in 2010.

No Shortage of Challenges Tasked with facing some of the nation’s top teams each week, the Mountaineers’ 2014 schedule earned a weekly top-20 ranking as one of the NCAA’s toughest and finished as No. 25 nationally. Nine of the team’s regular-season opponents qualified for the NCAA Tournament, including five Big 12 foes in Texas Tech, Oklahoma State, Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma. The Big 12’s six bids were the most for the conference since 2008 and tied for third among the conferences. The Big 12 Conference finished 2014 ranked No. 2 in RPI.

Kadeisha Buchanan and Ashley Lawrence were named to the All-Central Regional First Team for the second consecutive year, marking the first time since 2011-12 that a Mountaineer earned back-to-back first-team accolades. In total, eight from WVU women’s soccer have earned two career first-team selections since 2000, and no Mountaineer has won more than two first-team awards. Additionally, Michaela Abam was named to the second team.

Big 12 Accolades Roll In WVU earned three of the Big 12 Conference’s top honors in 2014, as well as a conference-best nine All-Big 12 honors. Coach Nikki Izzo-Brown was named the Big 12 Conference Coach of the Year for the third straight season, becoming the first coach in conference history to win three straight honors. Kadeisha Buchanan scored her second straight Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year honor, becoming the third student-athlete to win back-to-back honors and the first to do so in her freshman and sophomore seasons. Additionally, Michaela Abam was named the Big 12 Newcomer of the Year, the second Mountaineer in as many seasons to take the award. Buchanan, Ashley Lawrence and Kate Schwindel were named to the All-Big 12 First Team; Buchanan and Lawrence were unanimous selections. Kailey Utley and Cari Price landed on the second team, while Abam, Hannah Steadman, Carla Portillo and Amandine Pierre-Louis were named to the All-Big 12 Newcomer Team. WVU collected a conference-best seven Big 12 weekly honors throughout 2014 and concluded its season with 11 All-Big 12 Academic Soccer Team honors, its best mark since joining the conference in 2012.

Sophomore Sensation Following a breakout freshman season, center back Kadeisha Buchanan saw even more praise heaped upon her in 2014. The two-time defending Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year, Buchanan was one of 16 semifinalist for the Missouri Athletic Club (MAC) Hermann Trophy. She was one of four defenders to land on the list and one of two sophomores to make the cut. Additionally, she was the fourth Mountaineer to reach the semifinal round, and the second in as many seasons. A second-team honoree one season ago, Buchanan earned NSCAA All-America First Team accolades in 2014, the only sophomore named to the first team and the first sophomore in program history to earn the top award.

Stacking Shutouts The Mountaineers posted 12 shutouts in 2014, including five in Big 12 regular-season play, with four blank sheets coming on the road. WVU’s four conference road shutouts marked the first time in program history the Mountaineers posted a shutout in each of their road league matches. Hannah Steadman was credited with 11 of the shutouts, the third-best single season total in program history. The WVU defense held its opponents to 163 shots and 15 goals. The Mountaineers denied UNC Greensboro a shot on Sept. 7, the fourth time in program history WVU denied an opponent a shot. In total, the squad denied three opponents a shot on-goal: Elon, UNCG and Baylor.

Anchored by All-American Kadeisha Buchanan, the WVU defense posted 12 shutouts in 2014, including five in Big 12 regular-season matches.

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Two Decades of Champions: 2002 Big East Division | 2006 Big East Division | 2007 Big East Division and Tournament | 2008 Big East Division | 2010 Big East Tournament

A BIG 12 SWEEP

• Won third straight Big 12 regular-season title, including the 2012 title, the first Big 12 championship for a WVU team • Won back-to-back Big 12 Soccer Championship titles, the first Big 12 tournament titles for a WVU team • Coach Nikki Izzo-Brown won her third straight Big 12 Coach of the Year honor, marking the first time in conference history a coach has earned three consecutive awards • Kadeisha Buchanan won her second consecutive Big 12 Defender of the Year award, becoming the first student-athlete in Big 12 history to win back to-back defensive accolades in her freshman and sophomore seasons • WVU has won the last three Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year honors (Bry McCarthy 2012, Kadeisha Buchanan 2013-14) • Michaela Abam was named the Big 12 Newcomer of the Year, marking the second straight year a Mountaineer won the award (Kadeisha Buchanan, 2013) • Earned a conference-best nine All-Big 12 honors

“Winning championships is what we strive to do every year. For us to have an impact on the Big East Conference, and then go into the Big 12 Conference and continue to win, is good for this program.” - coach Nikki Izzo-Brown

• Posted a 7-0-1 record, marking WVU’s second undefeated Big 12 season and pushing the team’s three-year record to 21-1-2

2014 RESULTS (16-2-4 OVERALL, 7-0-1 BIG 12) Date Aug. 22 Aug. 24 Aug. 29 Aug. 31 Sept. 5 Sept. 7 Sept. 12 Sept. 14 Sept. 19 Sept. 21 Sept. 26 Sept. 28 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Oct. 19 Oct. 24 Oct. 26 Oct. 31 Nov. 5 Nov. 7 Nov. 9 Nov. 15

Opponent Result at No. 11 Penn State & L, 1-3 vs. Missouri & W, 3-2 No. 21 Duke L, 0-2 Elon W, 2-0 Hofstra % W, 4-0 UNCG % W, 2-0 No. 16 Georgetown T, 1-1 (2ot) Duquesne W, 4-1 La Salle W, 4-1 Villanova W, 4-0 at TCU * T, 0-0 (2ot) at Texas * W, 2-0 No. 15 Texas Tech * W, 4-2 at Iowa State * W, 3-0 at No. 9 Kansas * W, 2-0 Oklahoma State * W, 2-1 (2ot) Oklahoma * W, 3-1 Baylor * W, 2-0 vs. TCU ! W, 2-1 vs. Texas ! T, 0-0 (2ot) (WVU adv. on PKs, 6-5) vs. Oklahoma ! W, 1-0 Georgetown $ T, 0-0 (2ot) (GU adv. on PKs, 4-3)

& Penn State Invitational % WVU 90 Minute Classic * Big 12 Conference Game ! Big 12 Championship (Kansas City, Mo.) $ NCAA Tournament First Round

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Jess Crowder


2011 Big East Division and Tournament | 2012 Big 12 Regular Season | 2013 Big 12 Regular Season and Tournament | 2014 Big 12 Regular Season and Tournament

2014 STATISTICS Individual Overall Statistics # Name GP-GS Min G A Pts Shots Shot% SOG SOG% YC-RC GW PK-ATT 5 Michaela Abam 22-6 982 8 0 16 68 .118 22 .324 1-0 4 0-0 99 Kate Schwindel 17-16 830 7 1 15 43 .163 26 .605 0-0 4 0-0 16 Kailey Utley 22-22 1607 5 5 15 56 .089 29 .518 0-0 2 0-0 9 Ashley Lawrence 20-20 1596 4 7 15 53 .075 14 .264 0-0 0 0-0 3 Leah Emaus 21-2 850 5 0 10 18 .278 10 .556 0-0 1 0-0 7 Kelsie Maloney 22-10 1275 3 4 10 30 .100 17 .567 0-0 1 0-0 10 Jess Crowder 22-22 2026 2 5 9 6 .333 4 .667 1-0 1 1-1 11 Amandine Pierre-Louis 21-14 1190 3 2 8 56 .054 17 .304 1-1 2 0-0 88 Kadeisha Buchanan 20-20 1807 3 2 8 17 .176 5 .294 1-0 0 0-0 31 Maggie Bedillion 22-22 2049 3 1 7 19 .158 8 .421 0-0 0 0-0 27 Amanda Hill 22-22 1967 2 3 7 30 .067 12 .400 0-0 0 0-0 6 Cari Price 22-22 1385 1 3 5 38 .026 10 .263 1-0 1 0-0 24 Carly Black 22-22 2073 0 2 2 16 .000 3 .188 0-0 0 0-0 19 Carla Portillo 21-0 583 0 2 2 11 .000 4 .364 0-0 0 0-0 23 Toryn Broadwater 12-0 214 0 2 2 6 .000 4 .667 0-0 0 0-0 20 Ali Connelly 7-0 79 0 0 0 1 .000 0 .000 0-0 0 0-0 18 Ashley Woolpert 8-0 82 0 0 0 1 .000 0 .000 0-0 0 0-0 2 Heather Kaleiohi 5-0 67 0 0 0 1 .000 0 .000 0-0 0 0-0 17 Noelle Honeycutt 4-0 36 0 0 0 0 .000 0 .000 0-0 0 0-0 Name 30 Hannah Steadman 1 Michelle Newhouse TM Team Total Opponents Team saves: 2

GP-GS Minutes GA Avg Saves 22-22 2007:17 15 .067 52 5-0 65:41 0 0.00 1 - 0:00 0 0.00 2 22 2072:58 15 0.65 55 22 2072:58 46 2.00 139

Goals by Period

1st 2nd

OT

West Virginia

20

0

Opponents

8 7 0

25

OT2

Pct .776 1.00 1.00 .786 .751

OT3 Total

1

0

0

0 15

Shots by Period

1st 2nd

OT

West Virginia

234

15

6

0

Opponents

70 82

7

4

0 163

Saves by Period

1st 2nd

OT

OT2

OT3 Total

West Virginia

23

2

2

0

Opponents

66 67

5

1

0 139

215

28

Corner Kicks by Period 1st

2nd

OT

West Virginia

69

62

0

Opponents

19 32 0

Fouls by Period 1st 2nd

OT

West Virginia

81

4

Opponents

88 119 2

90

OT2

46

OT2

OT3 Total

OT3

470

L 2 0 0 2 16

T Sho 4 11/1 0 0/1 0 1/0 4 12 4 4

Attendance Summary

WVU

OPP

Total

10708

6728

Dates/Avg Per Date

13/824

Neutral Site #/Avg

4/620

5/1346

55

Total

1

0

2

0 53

OT2

W 16 0 0 16 2

132

OT3 Total

7

0

6

0 215

182

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Game-by-Game Team Statistics Date Opponent Score G A Aug. 22 at Penn State 1-3 1 1 Aug. 24 vs. Missouri 3-2 3 3 Aug. 29 DUKE 0-2 0 0 Aug. 31 ELON 2-0 2 2 Sept. 5 HOFSTRA 4-0 4 3 Sept. 7 UNCG 2-0 2 1 Sept. 12 GEORGETOWN 1-1 1 2 Sept. 14 DUQUESNE 4-1 4 3 Sept. 19 LA SALLE 4-1 4 3 Sept. 21 VILLANOVA 4-0 4 4 Sept. 26 at TCU 0-0 0 0 Sept. 28 at Texas 2-0 2 2 Oct. 10 TEXAS TECH 4-2 4 2 Oct. 17 at Iowa State 3-0 3 3 Oct. 19 at Kansas 2-0 2 4 Oct. 24 OKLAHOMA STATE 2-1 2 1 Oct. 26 OKLAHOMA 3-1 3 0 Oct. 31 BAYLOR 2-0 2 2 Nov. 5 vs. TCU 2-1 2 2 Nov. 7 vs. Texas 0-0 0 0 Nov. 9 vs. Oklahoma 1-0 1 1 Nov. 15 GEORGETOWN 0-0 0 0 West Virginia 46-15 46 39 Opponent 15 10

Team Per-Game Games played: Shots per game: Goals per game: Assists per game: Points per game:

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22 21.36 2.09 1.77 5.95

Pts 3 9 0 6 11 5 4 11 11 12 0 6 10 9 8 5 6 6 6 0 3 0 131 40

Shot Shot% 3 .333 18 .167 18 .000 27 .074 14 .286 30 .067 26 .038 30 .133 25 .160 23 .174 29 .000 17 .118 15 .267 23 .130 9 .222 31 .065 12 .250 25 .080 31 .065 24 .000 10 .100 30 .000 470 .098 163 .092

SOG 2 8 5 9 5 14 13 12 16 8 9 9 5 9 4 13 6 7 12 8 4 7 185 70

SOG% .667 .444 .278 .333 .357 .467 .500 .400 .640 .348 .310 .529 .333 .391 .444 .419 .500 .280 .387 .333 .400 .233 .394 .429

YC-RC GW PK-ATT Min 0-0 0 0-0 990 0-0 1 0-0 990 1-0 0 0-0 990 0-0 1 1-1 991 0-0 1 0-0 989 0-0 1 0-0 991 0-0 0 0-0 1210 0-0 1 0-0 990 0-0 1 0-0 992 0-0 1 0-0 992 1-0 0 0-0 1210 0-0 1 0-0 990 0-1 1 0-0 990 0-0 1 0-0 990 0-0 1 0-0 989 0-0 1 0-0 1133 1-0 1 0-0 991 1-0 1 0-0 990 0-0 1 0-0 990 0-0 0 0-0 1210 0-0 1 0-0 990 1-0 0 0-0 1210 5-1 16 1-1 22808 15-0 2 2-3

Date Opponent Score Minutes GA GAAvg Saves Save% W L T Sho Aug. 22 at Penn State 1-3 90:00 3 3.00 1 .250 0 1 0 -Aug. 24 vs. Missouri 3-2 90:00 2 2.50 5 .714 1 0 0 -Aug. 29 DUKE 0-2 90:00 2 2.33 3 .600 0 1 0 -Aug. 31 ELON 2-0 90:00 0 1.75 0 .000 1 0 0 1 Sept. 5 HOFSTRA 4-0 90:00 0 1.40 1 1.00 1 0 0 1 Sept. 7 UNCG 2-0 90:00 0 1.17 0 .000 1 0 0 1 Sept. 12 GEORGETOWN 1-1 110:00 1 1.11 2 .667 0 0 1 -Sept. 14 DUQUESNE 4-1 90:00 1 1.09 3 .750 1 0 0 -Sept. 19 LA SALLE 4-1 90:00 1 1.08 3 .750 1 0 0 -Sept. 21 VILLANOVA 4-0 90:00 0 .98 1 1.00 1 0 0 1/2 Sept. 26 at TCU 0-0 110:00 0 0.87 2 1.00 0 0 1 1 Sept. 28 at Texas 2-0 90:00 0 0.80 7 1.00 1 0 0 1 Oct. 10 TEXAS TECH 4-2 90:00 2 0.89 2 .500 1 0 0 -Oct. 17 at Iowa State 3-0 90:00 0 0.83 1 1.00 1 0 0 1 Oct. 19 at Kansas 2-0 90:00 0 0.78 3 1.00 1 0 0 1 Oct. 24 OKLAHOMA STATE 2-1 102:58 1 0.78 3 .750 1 0 0 -Oct. 26 OKLAHOMA 3-1 90:00 1 0.80 1 .500 1 0 0 -Oct. 31 BAYLOR 2-0 90:00 0 0.75 0 .000 1 0 0 1 Nov. 5 vs. TCU 2-1 90:00 1 0.77 3 .750 1 0 0 -Nov. 7 vs. Texas 0-0 110:00 0 0.72 2 1.00 0 0 1 1 Nov. 9 vs. Oklahoma 1-0 90:00 0 0.69 6 1.00 1 0 0 1 Nov. 15 GEORGETOWN 0-0 110:00 0 0.65 6 1.00 0 0 1 1 Totals 46-15 2072:58 15 0.65 55 .786 16 2 4 12 Opponent 2072:58 46 0.65 139 .751 2 16 4 4


A Blueprint for Success Match Records Season Records Career Records Individual Records Top Yearly Performances Team Records Class Records Dick Dlesk Stadium Records Opponent Records Year-by-Year Results Academic Honors

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Athletic Honors 127 Regulation, OT, PK and Misc. Records 131 Fastest Goals Scored 132 All-Time T V Games 133 All-Americans 134 Professional Mountaineers 138 W VU on the National Scene 139 Series Records 140 All-Time Scores 141 All-Time Letterwinners 146 All-Time Numerical Roster 148


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A BLUEPRINT FOR SUCCESS

The 2003 Mountaineers celebrate a goal

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 was 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 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,” Izzo-Brown 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 Izzo-Brown’s first year at WVU, despite the fact that the Big East preseason coaches poll tabbed the Mountaineers as potential last

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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. 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-MidAtlantic region honors as well. Stoia also was named Big East co-Rookie 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


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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 second consecutive 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 firstround 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 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 17-4-2, 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. 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 first-ever 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 AllAmericans 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.

Coach Nikki Izzo-Brown addresses the 1996 squad before its season opener.

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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 Final-Four 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. WVU’s 2007 team advanced to the NCAA Elite Eight.

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. 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).

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.

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 All-America, 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 three-time allleague 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 18 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.

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.

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

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Lisa DuCote converted the final penalty kick in West Virginia’s shootout win over Notre Dame to give the Mountaineers their first Big East Championship in 2007.


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WVU WOMEN’S SOCCER TIMELINE 11-4-01 Mountaineers win their first-ever Big East tournament match by defeating Miami 2-0. 12-9-01 Katie Barnes becomes WVU’s first women’s soccer All-American. 2-11-02

Katie Barnes becomes the first WVU women’s soccer player to enter the professional ranks when she is drafted by the Carolina Courage in the second round of the 2002 WUSA draft.

9-13-02

The Mountaineers defeat No. 10 Virginia on the road to notch their first-ever victory over a top 10 team. The victory is also the program’s 75th win.

9-16-02 WVU is the No. 1 ranked team in the NSCAA’s mid-Atlantic region, the first No.1 ranking in the seven-year history of the program. Chrissie Abbott was named to the Hermann Trophy watch list on Sept. 2, 2003, making her WVU’s first nominee for the sport’s top award.

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 West Virginia’s inaugural head women’s soccer coach.

3-1-96

Nikki Izzo signs program’s first recruiting class.

9-1-96 9-7-96

West Virginia secures its first-ever Big East regular season divisional title with a 3-0 shutout of Notre Dame. The win is also the program’s first over the Fighting Irish.

Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium is dedicated in front of 1,200 fans.

12-13-04 Laura Kane becomes West Virginia’s fourth All American in four years when she is selected to the NSCAA’s third team. 9-25-05 The Mountaineers defeat St. John’s 3-0 to claim the program’s 125th victory. 9-19-06 West Virginia starts off 7-0-1 and earns its highest ranking ever in the NSCAA/adidas coaches poll at No. 6. 10-22-06 WVU locks up the Big East American Division crown with a 4-0 win over Providence; it’s the program’s second league division title ever. 9-9-07

A crowd of 887 witnessed the Mountaineers post a 1-0 win at home over No. 15 Penn State to give WVU 150 wins.

11-11-07 The Mountaineers win their first Big East tournament title with a penalty kick shootout win (5-3) over No. 9 Notre Dame following a 1-1 tie.

11-15-02 WVU wins first NCAA tournament match, a 3-0 victory over Loyola (Md.) at the Mountaineer Soccer Complex.

11-28-07 Senior forward Ashley Banks was named a semifinalist for the 2007 M.A.C. Hermann Trophy.

Mountaineers play first game, a 3-0 loss at Big East foe Rutgers.

2-2-03 Rachel Kruze becomes the second WVU women’s soccer player to enter the professional ranks when she is drafted in the fourth round of the 2003 WUSA draft by the Philadelphia Charge.

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.

First home game and first program win, a 4-0 victory over Providence at Mountaineer Field in front of nearly 2,000 fans.

9-2-03

Chrissie Abbott is named to the Hermann Trophy watch list making her WVU’s first nominee for soccer’s top award.

12-24-07

Seniors Ashley Banks and Kim Bonilla were named to the 2007 NSCAA/adidas Scholar All-America Soccer Team, the first since Laura Kane was a two-time selection in 2003 and 2004.

11-16-03 9-1-04

The Mountaineers shut out Ohio State, 3-0, to advance to the Sweet 16 for the first time in school history.

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 de fender Stacey Sollmann is named to the Big East all-Rookie Team. 9-3-97

10-8-02

9-5-04

West Virginia plays Purdue in its first game in the new Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium, winning 1-0 on a goal from redshirt freshman Natalie Cocchi.

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. 10-4-00 Nikki Izzo-Brown and the Mountaineers win their 50th match, a 2-0 shutout of Big East rival Pitt. 11-8-00 WVU makes its first appearance in the NCAA tournament, a 5-1 loss at Richmond.

The 2001 WVU team defeated Miami, 2-0, at the Big East Tournament, giving the program its first conference tournament victory.

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MATCH RECORDS Goals

Points

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. 86 times Most recent: Michaela Abam vs. Baylor, 2014

3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2

1. Kate Schwindel Ashley Banks Kim Bonilla Rachael Minnich Katie Barnes Rena Lippa 7. Deana Everrett Ashley Banks Chrissie Abbott Katie Barnes Tonia Deligiannis Shots

vs. High Point, 2012 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

3 3 3 3 3 3 2

1. Laura Kane 2. Chrissie Abbott Rachel Kruze 4. Kate Schwindel Frances Silva Marisa Kanela Chrissie Abbott Katie Barnes 9. Michaela Abam Michaela Abam Kim Bonilla Chrissie Abbott Chrissie Abbott Chrissie Abbott Chrissie Abbott Chrissie Abbott Chrissie Abbott Chrissie Abbott Goalkeeper Saves

vs. Seton Hall, 2004 vs. Seton Hall, 2002 vs. Villanova, 2002 vs. TCU, 2013 vs. Duquesne, 2012 vs. Seton Hall, 2003 vs. Michigan State, 2003 vs. Seton Hall, 2001 vs. Georgetown (NCAA Tournament), 2014 vs. TCU (Big 12 quarterfinal), 2014 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 11 11 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10

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. 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

Assists 1. 7.

Frances Silva vs. Wright State, 2013 Kate Schwindel at Iowa State, 2012 Kate Schwindel vs. High Point, 2012 Deana Everrett vs. Syracuse, 2008 Katie Barnes vs. St. John’s, 2001 Robyn D’Aversa vs. Virginia Tech, 1999 48 times Most recent: Ashley Lawrence vs. TCU (Big 12 quarterfinal), 2014

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7 (2G, 3A) 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)


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SEASON RECORDS Goals 1. Chrissie Abbott, 2002 2. Deana Everrett, 2006 3. Katie Barnes, 2000 4. Frances Silva, 2013 Ashley Banks, 2007 Chrissie Abbott, 2001 7. Chrissie Abbott, 2003 Katie Barnes, 1999 Rena Lippa, 1998 10. Katie Barnes, 2001

Goals-Against Average

Matches Played 20 18 17 15 15 15 13 13 13 12

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

25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25

1. Laura Finley, 2002 2. Kerri Butler, 2008 3. Kerri Butler, 2007 4. Lana Bannerman, 2006 5. Hannah Steadman, 2014 6. Melissa Haire, 2002 7. Kerri Butler, 2010 Lana Bannerman, 2003 Laura Finley, 2001 10. Jen Furcht, 1996

0.53 0.56 0.58 0.60 0.67 0.71 0.82 0.82 0.82 0.87

25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25

Shutouts (for some seasons prior to 2003, the school recognized combined shutouts)

Matches Started Assists 1. Frances Silva, 2013 2. Lisa Stoia, 2003 Kim Bonilla, 2006 4. Katie Barnes, 2001 Lisa Stoia, 2003 6. Bry McCarthy, 2011 Blake Miller, 2010 Deana Everrett, 2007 Marisa Kanela, 2005 Laura Kane, 2004 Katie Barnes, 2000 Points

13 12 12 10 10 9 9 9 9 9 9

1. Chrissie Abbott, 2002 2. Frances Silva, 2013 Deana Everrett, 2006 Katie Barnes, 2000 5. Ashley Banks, 2007 6. Chrissie Abbott, 2003 Katie Barnes, 2001 8. Chrissie Abbott, 2001 9. Katie Barnes, 1999 10. Kim Bonilla, 2006 Shots

47 43 43 43 38 34 34 33 31 30

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. Frances Silva, 2013 10. Deana Everrett, 2008

159 136 113 107 103 102 98 95 92 87

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. Sara Keane, 2012 Lana Bannerman, 2003 8. Sara Keane, 2011 9. Kerri Butler, 2009 10. Sara Keane, 2013

125 113 109 88 87 84 84 80 72 67

1. 2. 3. 5. 8. 9.

Kerri Butler, 2010 Lana Bannerman, 2006 Hannah Steadman, 2014 Kerri Butler, 2008 Sara Keane, 2013 Lana Bannerman, 2003 Stacey Adams, 1997 Melissa Haire, 2000 Sara Keane, 2011 Lana Bannerman, 2005

14 12 11 11 10 10 10 9.5 9 9

Goalkeeper Minutes 1. Kerri Butler, 2010 2. Sara Keane, 2013 3. Kerri Butler, 2008 4. Lana Bannerman, 2003 5. Hannah Steadman, 2014 6. Sara Keane, 2011 7. Lana Bannerman, 2005 8. Lana Bannerman, 2006 9. Sara Keane, 2012 10. Lana Bannerman, 2004

2,201:51 2,135:31 2,106:41 2,094:10 2,007:17 1975:49 1,975:40 1,960:00 1905:44 1,828:45

Kerri Butler

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CAREER RECORDS Goals 1. Chrissie Abbott, 2000-03 2. Katie Barnes, 1998-2001 3. Deana Everrett, 2005-08 4. Frances Silva, 2010-13 5. Ashley Banks, 2004-07 6. Kate Schwindell, 2011-14 Blake Miller, 2008-11 8. Laura Kane, 2001-04 9. Rena Lippa, 1996-98 10. Marisa Kanela, 2002-05

Matches Played 53 45 39 38 34 33 33 31 29 28

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. Kate Schwindel, 2011-14 Frances Silva, 2010-13 9. Kim Bonilla, 2004-07 10. Marisa Kanela, 2002-05

33 30 26 24 23 23 22 22 21 20

Points 1. Chrissie Abbott, 2000-03 2. Katie Barnes, 1998-2001 3. Deana Everrett, 2005-08 4. Frances Silva, 2010-13 5. Ashley Banks, 2004-07 6. Kate Schwindel, 2011-14 7. Laura Kane, 2001-04 Blake Miller, 2008-11 9. Marisa Kanela, 2002-05 10. Lisa Stoia, 2000-03

125 120 102 98 94 88 85 85 76 71

1. Carolyn Blank, 2006-09 Blake Miller, 2008-11 3. Amanda Cicchini, 2005-08 Meghan Lewis, 2008-11 Bry McCarthy, 2009-12 Bri Rodriguez, 2009-12 Frances Silva, 2010-13 8. Erica Henderson, 2008-11 9. Chrissie Abbott, 2000-03 Natalie Cocchi, 2005-07 Kiley Harris, 2004-07 Lisa Stoia, 2000-03 Matches Started

92 92 89 89 89 89 89 88 87 87 87 87

1. 2. 3. 5. 7. 9.

92 89 87 87 86 86 85 85 84 84

Carolyn Blank, 2006-09 Bri Rodriguez, 2009-12 Chrissie Abbott, 2000-03 Lisa Stoia, 2000-03 Lana Bannerman, 2003-06 Amanda Cicchini, 2005-08 Laura Kane, 2001-04 Robin Rushton, 2005-08 Natalie Cocchi, 2004-07 Frances Silva, 2010-13

Goalkeeper Saves 1. 2. 3. 5.

Stacy Adams, 1996-98 Lana Bannerman, 2003-06 Kerri Butler, 2007-10 Sara Keane, 2011-13 Melissa Haire, 1998-2002

Shots 1. Chrissie Abbott, 2000-03 2. Katie Barnes, 1998-2001 3. Deana Everrett, 2005-08 4. Blake Miller, 2008-11 5. Kate Schwindel, 2011-14 6. Laura Kane, 2001-04 7. Ashley Banks, 2004-07 8. Frances Silva, 2010-13 9. Marisa Kanela, 2002-05 10. Lisa Stoia, 2000-03

472 339 299 260 259 256 246 238 228 223

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Goals Against Average (min. 18 games played) 1. 2. 4. 5. 6.

Laura Finley, 2000-03 Kerri Butler, 2007-10 Hannah Steadman, 2014- Lana Bannerman, 2003-06 Melissa Haire, 1998-2002 Sara Keane, 2011-13

0.64 (31 matches) 0.67 (82 matches) 0.67 (22 matches) 0.82 (86 matches) 0.95 (62 matches) 0.96 (65 matches)

Shutouts (for some seasons prior to 2003, the school recognized combined shutouts) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Kerri Butler, 2007-10 Lana Bannerman, 2003-06 Sara Keane, 2011-13 Stacy Adams, 1996-98 Melissa Haire, 1998-2002

44 36 27 24.8 19.5

Goalkeeper Minutes 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Lana Bannerman, 2003-06 Kerri Butler, 2007-10 Sara Keane, 2011-13 Stacy Adams, 1996-98 Melissa Haire, 1998-2001

7,858:35 7,559:09 6,017:04 4,804:42 4,554:37


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INDIVIDUAL RECORDS 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 Assists: 3 Robyn D’Aversa vs. Virginia Tech, 1999; Katie Barnes vs. St. John’s, 2001; Deana Everrett vs. Syracuse, 2008; Kate Schwindel vs. High Point, 2012 and at Iowa State, 2012; Frances Silva vs. Wright State, 2013 Points: 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; 7 (3G, 1A) by Ashley Banks vs. Georgetown, 2007; 7 (2G, 3A) by Kate Schwindel vs. High Point, 2012 Shots: 13 by Laura Kane vs. Seton Hall, 2004 Goalkeeper Saves: 22 by Stacey Adams vs. Connecticut, 1998 Season Goals: 20 by Chrissie Abbott, 2002 Game Winning Goals: 9 by Chrissie Abbot, 2002 Multiple Goal Matches: 5 by Katie Barnes, 2000; by Chrissie Abbott, 2002 Assists: 13 by Frances Silva, 2013 Points: 47 (20G, 7A) by Chrissie Abbott, 2002 Shots: 159 by Chrissie Abbott, 2002 Matches Played: 25 by nine players, 2007 Matches Started: 25 by eight players, 2007 Goalkeeper Saves: 128 by Stacey Adams, 1998 Goals-Against Average: 0.49 by Laura Finley, 2002 Shutouts: 14 by Kerri Butler, 2010 Goalkeeper Minutes: 2,201:51 by Kerri Butler, 2010 Cautions: 4 by Kim Bonilla, 2006; Drea Barklage, 2011 Ejections: 1 by Meghan Lewis, 2011; Kara Blosser, 2012; Amandine PierreLouis, 2014

Carolyn Blank

Career Goals: 53 by Chrissie Abbott, 2000-03 Game Winning Goals: 22 by Chrissie Abbott, 2000-03 Multiple Goal Matches: 12 by Katie Barnes, 1998-2001 Assists: 33 by Lisa Stoia, 2000-03 Points: 125 (53G, 19A) by Chrissie Abbott, 2000-03 Shots: 472 by Chrissie Abbott, 2000-03 Matches Played: 92 by Carolyn Blank, 2006-09; Blake Miller, 2008-11 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: 7 by Kim Bonilla, 2004-07; Drea Barklage, 2010-11 Ejections: 1 by Meghan Lewis, 2008-11; Kara Blosser, 2012-13; Amandine PierreLouis, 2014-present 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 2011 2012 2013 2014

Assists 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 Blake Miller Kate Schwindel France Silva Michaela Abam

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

Goals 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

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1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

Goals-Against Average 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 Bry McCarthy Kate Schwindel Frances Silva Ashley Lawrence

7 5 6 6 9 10 10 12 9 9 12 9 8 6 9 9 8 13 7

Saves 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 Blake Miller Frances Silva Frances Silva Michaela Abam

6 6 11 12 13 17 15 20 13 11 9 18 15 10 5 10 10 11 15 8

1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

Stacey Adams Stacey Adams Stacey Adams Tera Berardi Melissa Haire Laura Finley Laura Finley Lana Bannerman Lana Bannerman Lana Bannerman Lana Bannerman Kerri Butler Kerri Butler Kerri Butler Kerri Butler Sara Keane Sara Keane Sara Keane Hannah Steadman

2.10 1.23 1.12 1.45 0.95 0.82 0.49 0.82 0.98 0.92 0.60 0.89 0.56 0.67 0.82 0.91 0.94 1.01 0.67

Goalkeeper Minutes 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 Sara Keane Sara Keane Sara Keane Hannah Steadman

109 121 128 51 88 37 38 84 44 61 52 33 43 72 87 80 84 67 52

1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

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 Sara Keane Sara Keane Sara Keane Hannah Steadman

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 1,975:49 1,905:44 2,135:31 2,007:17


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TEAM RECORDS Match Goals: 8 vs. Syracuse, 2008 vs. St. Bonaventure, 2006 7 vs. Ohio, 2004 6 vs. High Point, 2012 vs. Pitt, 2004 vs. Virginia Tech, 1999 vs. Bowling Green, 1998 vs. St. Francis, Pa., 1997 5 19 times, most recent: vs. Towson, 2012 Assists: 9 vs. Ohio, 2004 8 vs. St. Bonaventure, 2006 6 vs. Wright State, 2013 vs. High Point, 2012 vs. Seton Hall, 2011 vs. Syracuse, 2008 vs. Bowling Green, 2007 vs. Bowling Green, 1998 5 14 times, most recent: vs. Towson, 2012 Points: 24 vs. St. Bonaventure, 2006 23 vs. Ohio, 2004 22 vs. Syracuse, 2008 18 vs. High Point, 2012 vs. Bowling Green, 1998 17 vs. Virginia Tech, 1999 vs. Central Florida, 1999 16 vs. Seton Hall, 2011 15 vs. Towson, 2012 vs. Syracuse, 2011 vs. Xavier, 2007 vs. James Madison, 2006 vs. Radford, 2003 vs. St. John’s, 2001 vs. Robert Morris, 1996 Shots: 49 vs. Seton Hall, 2003 44 vs. St. Bonaventure, 2006 43 vs. St. John’s, 2004 41 vs. Duquesne, 2012 37 vs. Western Michigan, 2006 36 vs. Radford, 2003 vs. Providence, 2002 35 vs. TCU, 2013 vs. George Mason, 2002 34 vs. VCU, 1999 vs. Miami (Fla.), 2001 32 vs. Villanova, 2000 31 vs. Oklahoma State, 2014 vs. TCU, 2014 vs. Navy, 2007 vs. Syracuse, 2004 vs. Seton Hall, 2004

Fewest Shots Allowed: 0 vs. UNCG, 2014 vs. USF, 2007 vs. Binghamton, 2006 vs. Robert Morris, 1996 1 vs. Towson, 2008 vs. Syracuse, 2006 vs. Jacksonville State, 2002 2 vs. Wright State, 2013 vs. Purdue, 2011 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 vs. Ohio State, 1996 vs. Notre Dame, 2000 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. TCU, 2013 vs. Radford, 2003 13 vs. Wright State, 2013 vs. Richmond, 2013 vs. Duquesne, 2012 vs. Seton Hall, 2011 vs. Villanova, 2010 at Syracuse, 2007 vs. Syracuse, 2006

Season Most Goals: 55 in 2006 Fewest Goals: 22 in 2009 Most Assists: 47 in 2007, 2013 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: 2 in 2014 Most Ties: 6 in 2008, 2009 Fewest Ties: 0 in 2004, 2011 NCAA Tournament Appearances 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 (Sweet 16), 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 (Elite Eight), 2008, 2009, 2010 (Sweet 16), 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 Big East Tournament Champions 2007, 2010, 2011 Big East Division Champions 2002, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011 Big East Tournament Appearances 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 (Champions), 2008, 2009, 2010 (Champions), 2011 (Champions) Big 12 Tournament Champions 2013, 2014 Big 12 Regular Season Champions 2012, 2013, 2014 Big 12 Tournament Appearances 2012, 2013 (Champions), 2014 (Champions)

Fouls: 24 vs. Notre Dame, 2007 23 vs. St. John’s, 1998 20 vs. SMU, 2004 19 vs. Miami, Fla., 2012 vs. Ohio State, 1998 vs. St. Francis, Pa., 1996 vs. Pitt, 1996 18 vs. Villanova, 2006 17 vs. Hofstra, 2014 vs. Boston College, 2004 vs. Georgetown, 1998 vs. Villanova, 1998 vs. St. John’s, 2006 2015 WOMEN’S SOCCER GUIDE | RECORD BOOK

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CLASS RECORDS Freshman Goals 1. Blake Miller 2. Michaela Abam Ashley Banks 4. Erica Henderson Tonia Deligiannis Kate Schwindel

Year 2008 2014 2004 2008 1996 2011

Games 23 22 21 21 19 22

Goals 10 8 8 6 6 6

Avg. 0.43 0.36 0.38 0.28 0.31 0.27

Freshman Assists 1. Ashley Banks 2. Stacey Sollmann Kate Schwindel 4. Katie Barnes Rachel Kruze Lisa Stoia Caroline Szwed

Year 2004 1996 2011 1998 1999 2000 2009

Games 21 19 22 19 19 21 23

Assists 8 7 7 6 6 6 6

Avg. 0.38 0.37 0.31 0.32 0.32 0.29 0.26

Freshman Points 1. Ashley Banks 2. Blake Miller 3. Kate Schwindel 4. Michaela Abam Tonia Deligiannis

Year 2004 2008 2011 2014 1996

Games 21 23 22 22 19

Points 24 21 19 16 16

Avg. 1.14 0.91 0.86 0.73 0.84

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

Year 2006 2001 1999 2002 2012

Games 21 21 19 21 20

Goals 18 15 13 10 9

Avg. 0.85 0.71 0.68 0.48 0.45

Sophomore Assists 1. Laura Kane Kate Schwindel 3. Ashley Lawrence Deana Everrett Ashley Banks Bri Rodriguez

Year 2002 2012 2014 2006 2005 2010

Games 21 20 20 21 21 24

Assists 8 8 7 7 7 7

Avg. 0.38 0.40 .035 0.33 0.33 0.29

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

Year 2006 2001 1999 2002 2012

Games 21 21 19 21 20

Points 43 33 31 28 26

Avg. 2.04 1.57 1.63 1.33 1.30


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Senior Goals 1. Ashley Banks Frances Silva 3. Chrissie Abbott 4. Rena Lippa Katie Barnes

Year 2007 2013 2003 1998 2001

Games 25 23 23 19 21

Goals 15 15 13 12 12

Avg. 0.60 0.65 0.57 0.63 0.57

Senior Assists 1. Frances Silva 2. Lisa Stoia 3. Katie Barnes 4. Laura Kane 5. Marisa Kanela

Year 2013 2003 2001 2004 2005

Games 23 23 21 21 21

Assists 13 12 10 9 9

Avg. 0.57 0.52 0.48 0.43 0.43

Senior Points 1. Frances Silva 2. Ashley Banks 3. Chrissie Abbott Katie Barnes 5. Rena Lippa

Year 2013 2005 2003 2001 1998

Games 23 25 23 21 19

Points 43 38 34 34 28

Avg. 1.87 1.52 1.47 1.62 1.47

Frances Silva

Junior Goals 1. Chrissie Abbott 2. Katie Barnes 3. Rena Lippa Marisa Kanela Frances Silva Kate Schwindel

Year 2002 2000 1997 2004 2012 2013

Games 22 21 19 21 20 18

Goals 20 17 11 11 11 11

Avg. 0.91 0.81 0.58 0.58 0.55 0.61

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

Year 2006 2002 2011 2010 2000 2007

Games 21 22 22 24 21 23

Assists 12 10 9 9 9 9

Avg. 0.57 0.45 0.40 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 Rena Lippa

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DICK DLESK STADIUM RECORDS West Virginia Records

Top 25 Crowds for Women’s Soccer at DDSS (2004-present)

Goals: 8 (2x vs. Syracuse 11/28/09; 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)

Date Crowd Opponent

Opponent Records Goals: 4 (Kentucky 9/15/13) Assists: 4 (Notre Dame 10/1/04) Points: 10 (Notre Dame 10/1/04; Kentucky 9/15/13) Shots: 23 ( Penn State 8/20/10) Saves: 18 (Binghamton 9/3/06) Fouls: 23 (Providence 10/24/10) Corners: 11 (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

11-30-07 8-31-12 8-29-14 11-12-10 9-21-08 11-16-13 10-4-13 11-6-11 10-12-08 10-2-09 11-4-11 9-19-10 9-25-11 8-30-13 8-20-10 10-26-14 11-11-07 9-5-04 10-12-12 9-21-12 9-1-11 9-11-08 9-6-09 10-18-13 8-23-09

3,000 2,057 2,045 1,688 1,615 1,610 1,553 1,550 1,407 1,382 1,380 1,376 1,375 1,310 1,277 1,257 1,213 1,208 1,207 1,206 1,177 1,137 1,102 1,091 1,079

*Big East tournament | ** NCAA tournament

For the first time since 2012, WVU drew a crowd of 2,000+ to DDSS, as 2,045 were in attendance for WVU’s match against No. 21 Duke on Aug. 29, 2014.

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#8 USC** L, 0-1 #6 Penn State L, 1-2 #21 Duke L, 0-2 Morehead State** W, 2-0 #6 Virginia W, 3-0 Rutgers** T, 0-0 2OT (WVU won PK, 3-0) Texas W, 2-1 Louisville* W, 2-0 Connecticut T, 0-0 2OT #8 Notre Dame L, 3-2 OT Georgetown* W, 5-1 #5 Virginia W, 1-0 Rutgers W, 1-0 OT Central Michigan W, 4-0 #11 Penn State L, 1-2 OT Oklahoma W, 3-1 #9 Notre Dame* T, 1-1 2OT #10 Virginia L, 0-1 #20 Baylor T, 1-1 2OT Texas Tech W, 3-2 #18 Ohio State L, 0-2 Kentucky W, 1-0 Boston T, 0-0 2OT Kansas W, 2-0 Ohio State T, 0-0 2OT


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Opponent Records at DDSS 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: 13 by Jen Carlson, Connecticut, 1997 Goalkeeper Saves: 16 by Carolina Hines, Providence, 2002; Renee Leone, Saint Francis, Pa., November, 1997

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

The Mountaineers have not lost a conference match at DDSS since 2009.

year - by-year results Year Coach 1996 Nikki Izzo 1997 Nikki Izzo 1998 Nikki Izzo 1999 Nikki Izzo 2000 Nikki Izzo-Brown 2001 Nikki Izzo-Brown 2002 Nikki Izzo-Brown 2003 Nikki Izzo-Brown 2004 Nikki Izzo-Brown 2005 Nikki Izzo-Brown 2006 Nikki Izzo-Brown 2007 Nikki Izzo-Brown 2008 Nikki Izzo-Brown 2009 Nikki Izzo-Brown 2010 Nikki Izzo-Brown 2011 Nikki Izzo-Brown 2012 Nikki Izzo-Brown 2013 Nikki Izzo-Brown 2014 Nikki Izzo-Brown

Captains Kristin Cholewa, Tonia Deligiannis, Rena Lippa Rena Lippa, Nikki Garzon, Stacey Sollman Rena Lippa, Nikki Garzon, Stacey Sollmann Melissa Finkle, Stacey Sollmann, Ann Sorensen, Danielle Turrie Katie Barnes Katie Barnes Melissa Haire, Rachel Kruze, Shawna Toth Chrissie Abbott, Lisa Stoia Leslie Barden, Laura Kane, Ashley Weimer Karrie Hutchins, Kambria Riggins, Marisa Kanela Cathy Abel, Lana Bannerman Ashley Banks, Natalie Cocchi, Kiley Harris Carolyn Blank, Deana Everrett, Robin Rushton Mallory Beck, Carolyn Blank, Nicole Mailloux Ashtin Larkin, Meghan Lewis, Sydney Metheny Drea Barklage, Chelsey Corroto, Meghan Lewis, Blake Miller Bry McCarthy, Bri Rodriguez, Mallory Smith Sara Keane, Frances Silva, Caroline Szwed Amanda Hill, Katie Osterman, Kate Schwindel

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 17-5-0 11-5-4 16-4-3 16-2-4 267-98-43

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ACADEMIC HONORS NSCAA Team GPA Award (min. GPA 3.0) 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

CoSIDA Women’s Soccer Academic All-America of the Year Frances Silva

2013

CoSIDA Academic All-America Carly Black Frances Silva Ashley Banks Melissa Haire Christen Seaman

2014, 2nd team 2013, 1st team 2007, 1st team 2002, 2nd team; 2001, 3rd team 2002, 1st team

CoSIDA Academic All-District Carly Black Kailey Utley Amanda Hill Frances Silva Chelsey Corroto Bri Rodriguez Deana Everrett Robin Rushton Ashley Banks Krystle Kallman Kim Bonilla Karrie Hutchins Ashley Weimer Laura Kane Christen Seaman Melissa Haire

2014 2014 2013 2013 2009, second team; 2010-11 first team 2010, second team 2008, second team 2008, second team 2006 first team; 2007, first team 2007, second team 2006 2005 2003, 2004 2002, 2004 2002 2001, 2002

NSCAA Scholar All-American Frances Silva Bri Rodriguez Ashley Banks Kim Bonilla Marisa Kanela Ashley Weimer Laura Kane Melissa Haire Stacey Sollmann

2013 2012 2007 2007 2005 2004 2003, 2004 2002 1999

NSCAA Scholar All-Region Kailey Utley Carly Black Leah Emaus Amanda Hill Jess Crowder Frances Silva Bri Rodriguez Sara Keane Frances Silva Erica Henderson

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2014, third team 2014, honorable mention 2014, honorable mention 2014, honorable mention 2013, honorable mention; 2014, honorable mention 2013, first team 2012, first team 2012, honorable mention; 2013, honorable mention 2012, third team 2011, third team

Chelsey Corroto Ashtin Larkin Meghan Lewis Heather Saffel Lisa DuCote Deana Everrett Kelsey Fowler Robin Rushton Ashley Banks Kim Bonilla Lisa DuCote Krystle Kallman Cathy Abel

2010, third team 2010, third team 2010, second team 2009, honorable mention 2008, honorable mention 2008, second team 2008, honorable mention 2007, honorable mention; 2008 honorable mention 2006, first team; 2007, first team 2007, first team 2007, honorable mention 2007, honorable mention 2006, third team

Big 12 Scholor Athlete of the Year Frances Silva

2013

Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team Kadeisha Buchanan Ashley Lawrence Daniela Neves Ashley Woolpert Halie Conroy Leah Emaus Mia Gunter Amanda Hill Noelle Honeycutt Kailey Utley

Big East Female Scholar Athlete of the Year Kiley Harris Ashley Weimer Melissa Haire Stacey Sollmann Stacey Adams

All-Big 12 Academic Soccer Team

Rhodes Scholar Nominee

Maggie Bedillion Kadeisha Buchanan Ashley Lawrence Katie Osterman Carly Black Leah Emaus Amanda Hill Annalika Steyn Caroline Szwed Kailey Utley Kara Blosser Ali Connelly Jess Crowder Sara Keane Bri Rodriguez Kate Schwindel Frances Silva

Ashley Weimer 2004

2014, first team 2014, first team 2014, second team 2014, first team 2013, first team; 2014 first team 2013, first team; 2014, first team 2013, first team; 2014, first team 2013, second team 2013, first team 2013, first team; 2014, first team 2012, first team 2012, first team; 2014 first team 2012, first team; 2013, first team; 2014 first team 2012, first team; 2013, first team 2012, first team 2012, first team; 2013, second team; 2014 second team 2012, first team; 2013, first team

2013 2013 2013 2013 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012

Carly Black

2007 2004 2002 1999 1998


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ATHLETIC HONORS M.A.C. Hermann Trophy Finalist Chrissie Abbott

2003

M.A.C. Hermann Trophy Semifinalist Kadeisha Buchanan Frances Silva Ashley Banks Chrissie Abbott

2014 2013 2007 2003

M.A.C. Hermann Trophy Watch List Kadeisha Buchanan Frances Silva Bry McCarthy Bri Rodriguez Carolyn Blank Greer Barnes Ashley Banks Amanda Cicchini Deana Everrett Chrissie Abbott

2014 2013* 2012 2011 2009 2008 2007 2006, 2007, 2008 2006* 2003

* was added to the list during the season

Senior CLASS Award Candidate Kate Schwindel Frances Silva

2014 2013

Soccer America College MVP Kadeisha Buchanan Frances Silva Greer Barnes Amanda Cicchini Chrissie Abbott

2014, first team 2013, second team 2008, second team 2007, first team 2002

Soccer America College All-Freshman Team Second Team Michaela Abam

2014

NSCAA First Team All-America Kadeisha Buchanan Lisa Stoia Chrissie Abbott Katie Barnes

2014 2003 2002 2001

NSCAA Second Team All-America Kadeisha Buchanan Frances Silva Carolyn Blank Greer Barnes Amanda Cicchini Chrissie Abbott Lisa Stoia

2013 2013 2008, 2009 2007 2007 2003 2002

NSCAA Third Team All-America Bry McCarthy Greer Barnes Ashley Banks Laura Kane

2012 2008 2007 2004

ECAC All-Star Team Kadeisha Buchanan

2014, first team

Jennifer Lewis

Umbro/Soccer News Net Player of the Year Finalist

NSCAA All-Region

Ashley Banks

2007

Soccer Buzz Player of the Year Finalist Ashley Banks Chrissie Abbott

2007 2002, 2003

Soccer Buzz First Team All-America Lisa Stoia Chrissie Abbott

2003 2002

Soccer Buzz Second Team All-America Greer Barnes Carolyn Blank Ashley Banks Greer Barnes Chrissie Abbott Lisa Stoia Katie Barnes

2008 2008 2007 2007 2003 2002 2001

Soccer Buzz Third Team All-America Amanda Cicchini Deana Everrett Katie Barnes

2007 2006 2000

Soccer Buzz Honorable Mention All-America Lisa Stoia

2001

Soccer Buzz Freshman All-America Blake Miller Carolyn Blank Amanda Cicchini Ashley Banks Lana Bannerman Lisa Stoia

2008, fourth team 2006, fourth team 2005, second team 2004, second team 2003, honorable mention 2000, second team

Coach of the Year Nikki Izzo-Brown

2000, 2002, 2007, 2013, 2014

Regional Assistant Coach of the Year Lisa Stoia

2010, 2014

First Team Kadeisha Buchanan Ashley Lawrence Frances Silva Bry McCarthy Bri Rodriguez Carolyn Blank Greer Barnes Ashley Banks Amanda Cicchini Laura Kane Chrissie Abbott Lisa Stoia Katie Barnes

2013, 2014 2013, 2014 2013 2011, 2012 2010 2008, 2009 2007, 2008 2007 2007 2004 2002, 2003 2002, 2003 2000, 2001

Second Team Michaela Abam Bri Rodriguez Kate Schwindel Erica Henderson Carolyn Blank Deana Everrett Amanda Cicchini Marisa Kanela Kambria Riggins Rachel Kruze Jennifer Lewis Chrissie Abbott Lisa Stoia

2014 2012 2012, 2013 2010 2007 2006, 2007 2006 2004, 2005 2005 2002 2002 2001 2001

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ATHLETIC HONORS Soccer Buzz Regional All-Freshman Team

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

2011 2010 2010 2009 2009 2005, 2008 2004 2000 2000

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

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

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

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

Erica Henderson Blake Miller Megan Mischler Carolyn Blank Amanda Cicchini Ashley Banks Lana Bannerman Nicole Cauzillo Marisa Kanela Lisa Zanti Lisa Stoia Katie Barnes Vanessa Heppeler Stacey Stollmann

Big 12 Honors (2012-present) Big 12 Coach of the Year Nikki Izzo-Brown

2012, 2013, 2014

Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year Frances Silva

2013

Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year Kadeisha Buchanan Bry McCarthy

Amanda Cicchini

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Big12 Newcomer of the Year 2008 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997

2013, 2014 2012

Michaela Abam Kadeisha Buchanan

2014 2013

All-Big 12 First Team Kadeisha Buchanan Ashley Lawrence Frances Silva Bry McCarthy Bri Rodriguez Kate Schwindel Second Team Cari Price Kailey Utley Amanda Hill Frances Silva

2013, 2014 2013, 2014 2013 2012 2012 2012, 2013, 2014

2014 2014 2013 2012

Big 12 All-Newcomer Team Michaela Abam Amandine Pierre-Louis Carla Portillo Hannah Steadman Carly Black Kadeisha Buchanan Ashley Lawrence Leah Emaus Kara Blosser Kelsie Maloney

2014 2014 2014 2014 2013 2013 2013 2012 2012 2012


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Big 12 Tournament Offensive MVP Ashley Lawrence Frances Silva

2014 2013

Big 12 Tournament Defensive MVP Kadeisha Buchanan

2013, 2014

Big 12 All-Tournament Team Michaela Abam Kate Schwindel Hannah Steadman Kadeisha Buchanan Sara Keane Ashley Lawrence Frances Silva

2014 2014 2014 2013, 2014 2013 2013, 2014 2013

Big East Honors (1996-2011) Big East Coach of the Year Nikki Izzo-Brown

2001, 2002

Big East Offensive Player of the Year Ashley Banks Chrissie Abbott Katie Barnes

2007 2002 2000, 2001

Big East Rookie of the Year Kate Schwindel Ashley Banks Lisa Stoia

2011 2004 2000

Big East Midfielder of the Year Carolyn Blank Lisa Stoia

2008 2002, 2003

Marisa Kanela Laura Kane Chrissie Abbott Rachel Kruze Lisa Stoia Katie Barnes Stacey Sollmann

2004 2002 2001 2000, 2002 2000 1999 1997

Third Team (started in 2005) Bry McCarthy Nicole Mailloux Megan Mischler Deana Everrett Kim Bonilla Lana Bannerman Kambria Riggins

2010 2009 2008, 2009 2007 2006 2005 2005

Honorable Mention Blake Miller Kim Bonilla

2008 2007

All-Rookie Team (reappeared in 2009) Sara Keane Kate Schwindel Frances Silva Bri Rodriguez Caroline Szwed Nicole Cauzillo Marisa Kanela Kambria Riggins Laura Kane

2011 2011 2010 2009 2009 2003 2002 2002 2001

Chrissie Abbott Lisa Stoia Rachel Kruze Vanessa Heppeler Stacey Sollmann

2000 2000 1999 1997 1996

Big East Championship All-Tournament Team (started in 2007) Sara Keane Bry McCarthy Blake Miller Kate Schwindel Frances Silva Kerri Butler Meghan Lewis Megan Mischler Bri Rodriguez Carolyn Blank Erica Henderson Greer Barnes Carolyn Blank Kim Bonilla Kerri Butler Amanda Cicchini Robin Rushton

2011 2010, 2011 2010, 2011 2011 2011 2010 2010 2010 2009 2008 2008 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007

All-Big East First Team Blake Miller Bri Rodriguez Carolyn Blank Greer Barnes Amanda Cicchini Ashley Banks Deana Everrett Marisa Kanela Laura Kane Chrissie Abbott Lisa Stoia Katie Barnes

2011 2010 2008, 2009 2007, 2008 2006, 2007, 2008 2007 2006 2005 2003, 2004 2002, 2003 2001, 2002, 2003 2000, 2001

Second Team Sara Keane Bry McCarthy Kate Schwindel Frances Silva Kerri Butler Blake Miller Megan Mischler Deana Everrett Carolyn Blank Lana Bannerman Greer Barnes Amanda Cicchini Ashley Banks Ashley Weimer

2011 2011 2011 2011 2010 2010 2010 2008 2007 2006 2006 2005 2004, 2005 2004

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ATHLETIC HONORS Big East Championship Most Outstanding Offensive Player (started in 2007) Blake Miller Meghan Lewis Kim Bonilla

2011 2010 2007

Big East Championship Most Outstanding Defensive Player (started in 2007) Bry McCarthy Kerri Butler Carolyn Blank

2011 2010 2007

National Strength and Conditioning Association All-America Erica Henderson Robin Rushton Kelsey Fowler Lana Bannerman Karrie Hutchins Lisa Stoia Katie Barnes

2011 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2002

Meghan Lewis

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

2013 2010 2008 2005 2001

WVU Red Brown Cup Karrie Hutchins Chrissie Abbott

2006 2004

WVU Sports Hall of Fame Katie Barnes

2012

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REGULATION, OVERTIME, PK AND MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS All-Time Record in Regulation Year Home Road Neutral Overall 1996 5-3 4-4 - 9-7 1997 7-2 3-3 - 10-5 1998 6-1 4-3 - 10-4 1999 7-2 1-7 1-0 9-9 2000 7-0 6-2 1-0 14-2 2001 7-2 3-1 1-1 11-4 2002 8-1 6-2 3-0 17-3 2003 10-1 5-2 2-0 17-3 2004 5-5 7-1 2-0 14-6 2005 7-0 3-5 2-0 12-5 2006 7-1 5-1 1-2 13-4 2007 12-2 5-2 0-1 17-5 2008 7-0 3-2 2-0 12-2 2009 6-0 3-3 1-2 10-5 2010 9-0 3-4 3-0 15-4 2011 10-2 4-3 1-0 15-5 2012 6-2 3-0 1-2 10-4 2013 8-1 2-2 4-1 14-4 2014 9-1 3-1 3-0 15-2 Totals 143-26 73-48 28-9 244-83

Miscellaneous Records

Longest Winning Streak: 14 in 2010 Longest Unbeaten Streak (includes ties): 19 in 2014 (still active) Longest Losing Streak: 4 in 1999 Consecutive Matches Scored In: 18 in 2002; 18 in 2012-13 (last game of 2012, snapped on Oct. 27, 2013) Consecutive Shutouts: 7 in 1996, 2002 Consecutive Shutout Minutes:678:33 in 1996 Consecutive Matches Without Scoring: 4 in 1999 All-Time Record: 267-98-43 All-Time Home Record: 154-33-17 All-Time Road Record: 84-53-21 All-Time Neutral Record: 29-12-5 All-Time Regulation Record: 244-83 All-Time Overtime Record: 23-15-43

All-Time Record in Overtimes Year Home Road Neutral Overall 1996 1-0-1 0-0-1 - 1-0-2 1997 0-1-1 1-0-1 - 1-1-2 1998 0-1-1 1-1-1 - 1-2-2 1999 - - 0-0-1 0-0-1 2000 0-1-0 1-3-0 - 1-4-0 2001 1-0-0 2-1-1 1-0-0 4-1-1 2002 1-0-0 0-0-1 - 1-0-1 2003 0-1-0 0-0-1 0-0-1 0-1-2 2004 - 1-0-0 - 1-0-0 2005 - 0-0-3 0-1-0 0-1-3 2006 1-0-2 0-0-1 - 1-0-3 2007 1-0-1 0-0-1 - 1-0-2 2008 2-0-2 0-0-2 0-1-2 2-1-6 2009 0-1-2 0-0-4 0-1-0 0-2-6 2010 1-1-1 2-0-0 - 3-1-1 2011 1-0-0 1-0-0 - 2-0-0 2012 0-1-3 1-0-1 - 1-1-4 2013 1-0-1 1-0-2 - 2-0-3 2014 1-0-2 0-0-1 0-0-1 1-0-4 Totals 11-7-17 11-5-21 1-3-5 23-15-43 All-Time Record in Penalty Kick Shootouts 4-3 Overall Megan Mischler and the 2010 Mountaineers won a record 14 straight matches.

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FASTEST GOALS SCORED Time Name 0:55 Kate Schwindel 1:17 Kambria Riggins 1:18 Bry McCarthy 1:29 Carolyn Blank 1:43 Laura Kane 1:47 Kim Bonilla 1:57 Megan Mischler 2:31 Lisa Stoia 2:44 Laura Kane 2:52 Kate Schwindel 2:54 Lisa Zanti 3:12 Caroline Szwed 3:17 Cathy Abel 3:32 Katie Barnes 3:53 Kailey Utley 3:57 Blake Miller 3:59 Robyn D’Aversa 4:02 Laura Kane 4:17 Frances Silva 4:18 Nicole Cauzillo 4:30 Marisa Kanela 4:31 Kate Schwindel 4:32 Marisa Kanela 4:45 Deana Everrett 4:50 Laura Kane

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Opponent (Away at Georgetown) (Neutral vs. New Hampshire) (Home vs. La Salle) (Neutral vs. Loyola) (Home vs. Notre Dame) (Home vs. Syracuse) (Home vs. Virginia) (Home vs. Georgetown) (Away at James Madison) (Neutral vs. Syracuse) (Home vs. Binghamton) (Home vs. Connecticut) (Away at Texas) (Home vs. Virginia Tech) (Home vs. Hofstra) (Home vs. Georgetown) (Home vs. Ohio) (Home vs. George Mason) (Away at Penn State) (Home vs. St. John’s) (Away at Villanova) (Away at Kansas) (Away at Radford) (Home vs. St. John’s) (Away at Connecticut)

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ALL - TIME TELEVISED GAMES Year 2014 2014 2014 2013 2013 2013 2012 2012 2011 2011 2011 2010 2010 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2007 2007 2006 2005 2003 2003 2002 2001

Network FOX Sports 1 ROOT SPORTS Longhorn Network FOX Sports 1 Fox College Sports FSN Plus Longhorn Network FOX Soccer CBS Sports Network CBS Sports Network CBS Sports Network CBS Sports Network CBS Sports Network CSTV Cox Cox ESPNU Bright House Sports Network West Virginia PBS West Virginia PBS CSTV Bright House Sports Network West Virginia PBS ESPNU West Virginia PBS Fox Soccer Channel CSTV CSTV ESPNU CSTV CSTV CSTV Fox Sports Net Pittsburgh Fox Sports Net Pittsburgh

Opponent (Date) vs. Oklahoma (11/9/14) OKLAHOMA (10/26/14) at Texas (9/28/14) vs. Oklahoma State (11/10/13) at Oklahoma (10/25/13) at Baylor (9/29/13) at Texas (10/26/12) OKLAHOMA (10/18/12) LOUISVILLE (11/6/11) GEORGETOWN (11/4/11) RUTGERS (9/25/11) vs. USF (11/07/10) vs. Connecticut (11/05/10) vs. Marquette (11/06/09) at Providence (10/25/09) at Connecticut (10/23/09) NOTRE DAME (10/02/09) at USF (09/27/09) TENNESSEE (09/20/09) BOSTON (09/06/09) vs. Connecticut (11/07/08) at USF (10/26/08) VILLANOVA (10/19/08) CONNECTICUT (10/12/08) SYRACUSE (09/28/08) KENTUCKY (09/11/08) NOTRE DAME (11/11/07) LOUISVILLE (11/09/07) vs. Rutgers (11/03/06) vs. Connecticut (11/04/05) vs. Villanova (11/07/03) at Tennessee (09/28/03) at Connecticut (11/10/02) vs. Notre Dame (11/12/01)

Result W, 1-0 W, 3-1 W, 2-0 W, 1-0 W, 2-1 (2OT) W, 4-3 W, 1-0 (OT) W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 5-1 W, 1-0 (OT) 1-0, W 2-0, W 0-1, L 1-0, W 0-0, T (2OT) 2-3, L (OT) 1-2, L 1-0, W 0-0, T (2OT) 1-1, T (2OT)* 2-0, W 2-1, W (OT) 0-0, T (2OT) 8-0, W 1-0, W 1-1, T (2OT)** 1-0, W (2OT) 2-3, L 0-1, L (2OT) 0-0, T (2OT)*** 2-0, W 0-1, L 1-2, L

Misc. Big 12 Soccer Tournament final Clinch Big 12 Regular-Season title Regular Season Big 12 Soccer Tournament Final Clinch Big 12 Regular-Season title Regular Season Regular Season Regular Season Big East Tournament Big East Tournament Regular Season Big East Tournament Big East Tournament Big East Tournament Regular Season Regular Season Regular Season Regular Season Regular Season Regular Season Big East Tournament Regular Season Regular Season Regular Season Regular Season Regular Season Big East Tournament Big East Tournament Big East Tournament Big East Tournament Big East Tournament Regular Season Big East Tournament Big East Tournament

*UCONN advanced on PKs, 4-2 **WVU advanced on PKs, 5-3 ***NOVA advanced on PKs, 5-4

Fox Sports 1 carried the 2013 and 2014 Big 12 Soccer Championship title matches.

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ALL-AMERICANS Katie BARNES 2001 NSCAA First Team All-American 2001 Soccer Buzz Second Team All-American 2000 Soccer Buzz Third Team All-American

West Virginia’s first women’s soccer All-American, 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 2002 NSCAA First Team All-American 2002 Soccer Buzz First Team All-American 2003 NSCAA Second Team All-American 2003 Soccer Buzz Second Team All-American 2002 Soccer America College MVP When Chrissie Abbott earned first team All-America honors from 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 programbest 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 Olmsted, 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 game-winning 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 Soccer Buzz and NSCAA Second Team 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.

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Lisa STOIA 2003 NSCAA First Team All-American 2003 Soccer Buzz First Team All-American 2002 NSCAA Second Team All-American 2002 Soccer Buzz Second Team 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, New York, 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 Soccer Buzz and the NSCAA. A three-time All-Big East First Team 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 NSCAA Third Team All-American

Laura Kane became West Virginia’s fourth All-American in four years in 2004 when she capped off a stellar career with an eight-goal and nine-assist, 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, Pennsylvania, 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 an All-Big East Second Team 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 Soccer Buzz Third Team All-American

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.

Amanda CICCHINI 2007 Soccer America First Team College MVP 2007 NSCAA Second Team 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 also was named to the Soccer Buzz All-Mid-Atlantic Region First Team and All-Mid-Atlantic Region Second Team 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 all-time), 24 assists (fourth all-time), 102 points (third all-time) and 299 shots (third all-time) in 84 career matches.

Ashley BANKS 2007 Soccer Buzz Second Team All-American 2007 NSCAA Third Team All-American

2007 Soccer Buzz Third Team All-American

Amanda 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 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 to the All-Big East First Team 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 Pitt. Great on the ball, she served assists against Penn State, Villanova and Wake Forest. She also was named to the all-tournament team at the 2007 Big East Championship.

Carolyn BLANK 2009 NSCAA Second Team All-American 2008 NSCAA Second Team All-American 2008 Soccer Buzz Second Team All-American

Ashley 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, Virginia, 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 also was 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).

Greer BARNES 2008 Soccer America Second Team College MVP 2008 Soccer Buzz Second Team All-American 2008 NSCAA Third Team All-American 2007 Soccer Buzz Second Team All-American 2007 NSCAA Second Team All-American

Carolyn Blank earned her second consecutive NSCAA All-America Second Team honor in 2009, helping a young West Virginia team advance to a 10th straight 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 All-Northeast Region First Team 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, New Jersey, native earned All-America Second Team 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.

Greer Barnes turned in one of the most memorable seasons 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. An All-Big East First Team performer, she earned Soccer America Second Team MVP, Soccer Buzz All-America Second Team and NSCAA All-America Third Team 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, New York, 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 All-Big East First Team 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.

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Kadeisha BUCHANAN

2012 NSCAA Third Team All-American

2013 NSCAA Second Team All-American 2014 NSCAA First Team All-American 2014 Soccer America Women’s MVP First Team

Ajax, Ontario, native Bry McCarthy capped off a stellar Mountaineer career with NSCAA All-America Third Team honors. McCarthy, an outside back, was named the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year in her senior season. She became the program’s first defensive player to earn a conference major award.

Kadeisha Buchanan became the first Mountaineer sophomore in program history to score a first team All-America honor, as she was named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)/Continental Tire All-America First Team in 2014.

An All-Big 12 First Team selection, McCarthy led the Mountaineer defense to eight shutouts in 2012, including four in Big 12 Conference play. The four clean sheets were tied for best in the conference.

A center back out of Brampton, Ontario, Buchanan was the only sophomore named to the first team in 2014. She was WVU’s first NSCAA First Team All-American since 2003, and the program’s fourth first-team honoree since 2000. Buchanan also was named the 2014 Soccer America Women’s MVP First Team, the publication’s equivalent to a first team All-America honor. She was the third Mountaineer named to the MVP First Team and the first since 2007.

McCarthy also played a vital part in the offense, moving forward into the attack to score seven points on two goals and three assists. She finished with 19 career assists, tied for ninth place all-time in program history. McCarthy led WVU in its inaugural season in the Big 12 Conference to a regular-season championship with a 7-0-1 record. It marked only the sixth time a Big 12 team has won the regular-season title without a loss. West Virginia’s 2012 season ended with a 13th consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance. In January 2013, McCarthy was one of six players assigned to the Western New York Flash through player allocations from U.S. Soccer, Canadian Soccer Association and the Federation of Mexican Football. The Flash were one of eight teams in the inaugural National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL).

Frances SILVA 2013 NSCAA Second Team All-American

The 2014 honors capped a brilliant sophomore season that saw her earn her second straight Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year award and All-Big 12 First Team honor. A Missouri Athletic Club Hermann Trophy semifinalist, she also was named to the TopDrawerSoccer.com Best XI First Team and is the two-time reigning Canadian U-20 Player of the Year. Buchanan helped the Mountaineers to the Big 12 Conference regular-season and championship titles in 2014; she was named the Big 12 Tournament Defensive MVP. She and the WVU defense posted 12 shutouts, two short of the program’s single-season record. WVU did not allow a goal on the road in Big 12 play in 2014. Additionally, Buchanan posted a career-high eight points (3 G, 2 A). The Mountaineers advanced to the NCAA Tournament and finished the year riding a 19-match unbeaten streak with a 16-2-4 (7-0-1) overall record. The first Mountaineer rookie to earn NSCAA All-America honors, Buchanan was selected to the 2013 NSCAA All-America Second Team following a fantastic freshman campaign that saw her earn conference honors and solidify her spot as one to watch. Buchanan started all 23 matches as a freshman and helped the WVU defense post 10 shutouts, including four in postseason play, while holding opponents to 24 goals. She also tallied three points (1 G, 1 A). The Big 12 Conference Defender and Rookie of the Year, Buchanan earned a spot on the All-Big 12 First Team and Newcomer Team.

The culmination of four years of hard work and determination, Frances Silva was named to the 2013 NSCAA All-America Second Team following a high-scoring senior season. The forward from Overland Park, Kansas, posted a team and Big 12 Conference-best 15 goals and 13 assists for 43 points and was the unanimous selection as the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year, the program’s first student-athlete to earn the Big 12’s annual offensive honor. Her 13 assists set a school single-season record, while her point total ranked No. 2 all-time and her goal mark ranked No. 4. Silva finished the year ranked No. 7 nationally in total assists. She also ranked No. 10 in points and No. 23 in goals.

Buchanan helped lead the Mountaineers in 2013 to their second straight Big 12 Conference regular-season title and first Big 12 Conference Championship title. WVU posted three straight shutouts in the conference’s postseason tournament, and Buchanan was named the Tournament Defensive MVP. She also earned a spot on the TopDrawerSoccer.com Best XI Freshman First Team.

Kate SCHWINDEL 2014 Senior CLASS All-America Second Team

Silva secured a slew of honors throughout her senior season, including a spot on the 2013 M.A.C. Hermann Trophy semifinalist list. An All-Big 12 First Team selection, she also was named to the TopDrawerSoccer.com Best XI Upperclassmen Second Team and the Soccer America MVP Second Team. Additionally, Silva was named to the NSCAA Women’s Scholar All-America First Team and selected as the women’s soccer Capital One Academic All-America of the Year. In her final season at WVU, Silva led the Mountaineers to their second straight Big 12 Conference regular-season title and first Big 12 Conference Championship title, and she was named the Big 12 Soccer Tournament Offensive MVP. She earned at least one conference title in each of her four years at WVU. The Mountaineers advanced to the NCAA Tournament Second Round in 2013 and finished at 16-4-3, 7-1 in the Big 12. Silva concluded her Mountaineer career ranked No. 4 in goals (38) and points (98) and No. 7 in assists (22). She was selected by FC Kansas City with the 19th overall pick at the 2014 National Women’s Soccer League College Draft and signed a contract with the Blues.

A constant example of determination and perseverance, forward Kate Schwindel concluded her four-year Mountaineer career with 2014 Senior CLASS All-America Second Team honors. The Livingston, New Jersey, native was the first Mountaineer to earn the award, which acknowledges notable achievements in four areas of excellence – community, classroom, character and competition. One of three team captains, Schwindel, a four-year letterwinner, was a three-time member of the All-Big 12 First Team. She paced WVU in 2014 in game-winning goals (4) and also finished second in points (15) and goals (7). She ranked No. 2, No. 8 and No. 5, respectively, in the Big 12 in each category. Schwindel helped the Mountaineers capture their second straight Big 12 Championships title, as she scored the game winner in the team’s 1-0 win over Oklahoma in the championship match on Nov. 9. She was named to the Big 12 All-Tournament Team. In addition to the team’s championship title, Schwindel also helped the Mountaineers claim their third straight Big 12 regular-season crown in 2014. A two-time NSCAA/Continental Tire All-Central Region Second Team honoree, Schwindel left the WVU program ranked No. 5 in the Mountaineer record book in career shots (259), No. 6 in career goals (33) and career points (88), and No. 7 in career assists (22).

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Katie BARNES

Lisa STOIA

Blake MILLER

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

St. Louis Athletica (WPS) Boston Renegades (USL W-League)

Illawarra Stingray (Australia)

Rachel KRUZE

Carolyn BLANK

Bry MCCARTHY

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

Jersey Sky Blue FC (WPS) Atlanta Beat (WPS) St. Louis Athletica (WPS) DC United Women (USL W-League)

Western New York Flash (NWSL) SC Sand (Germany) BV Cloppenburg (Germany)

Kim BONILLA

Kerri BUTLER

Frances SILVA

Pitea IF (Sweden) Jersey Sky Blue (USL W-League) Add Illawarra Stingray (Australia)

Atlanta Beat (WPS)

FC Kansas City (NWSL)

Laura KANE

Megan MISCHLER

Sara KEANE

Pitea IF (Sweden) FC Indiana (USL W-League)

Boston Aztec Breakers Reserves (WPSL) Boston Breakers (WPS) Ă–stersunds DFF (Sweden) Hammarby Damfotboll (Sweden)

FC Kansas City (NWSL)

Greer BARNES

Erica HENDERSON

Los Angeles Sol (WPS) FC Gold Pride (WPS)

Afturelding FC (Iceland)


2011 Big East Division and Tournament | 2012 Big 12 Regular Season | 2013 Big 12 Regular Season and Tournament | 2014 Big 12 Regular Season and Tournament

WVU ON THE NATIONAL SCENE Michaela ABAM

Laura KANE

Lisa STOIA

• U-19 National Team (2014-present) • U-17 National Team (2013-14) • U-14, U-15, U-17 and U-20 National Team Pool

• Brazilian All-Stars (2004) • U-21 National Team Pool (2005)

• U-21 National Team Pool (2003) • Trained with WUSA’s Philadelphia Charge and Carolina Courage (2003)

Chrissie ABBOTT

Ashley LAWRENCE

• U-21 National Team Pool (2003) • Trained with WUSA’s Philadelphia Charge and Carolina Courage (2003)

• 2015 Canadian FIFA Women’s World Cup Roster • Full Canadian Women’s National Team (2012-present) • Canadian U-20 National Team (2012-14) • Canadian U-17 National Team (2010-12)

Lana BANNERMAN

Nicole MAILLOUX

• Brazilian All-Stars (2004)

Katie BARNES

• Canadian U-17 National Team (2005) • Canadian U-18 National Team (2006) • Canadian U-20 National Team Pool (2008)

• U-21 National Team (2001) • National Team Pool (2005)

Bry MCCARTHY

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)

Kim BONILLA • U-16 National Team Pool (2001, 2002)

Kadeisha BUCHANAN • 2015 Canadian FIFA Women’s World Cup Roster • 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Best Young Player • 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup All-Star Squad • Full Canadian Women’s National Team (2012-present) • Canadian U-20 National Team (2012-14) • Canadian U-17 National Team (2010-12)

Blake MILLER • U-23 National Team Camp (2012)

Amandine PIERRE-LOUIS • Canadian U-20 National Team (2014) • Canadian U-17 National Team (2012) • Canadian U-20 National Team Pool (2014-present)

Carla PORTILLO • Canadian U-20 National Team Pool (2014-present) • Canadian U-17-19 National Team Pool (2014-present)

Bri RODRIGUEZ

• 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) • Canadian National Team (2005) • Canadian U-20 National Team (2005, 2006)

• U-16 National Team Pool (2007) • U-17 National Team Pool (2008)

• Brazilian All-Stars (2004)

Robin RUSHTON • Canadian U-16 National Team (2003) • Canadian U-17 National Team (2004) • Canadian U-20 National Team (2005, 2006)

Kate SCHWINDEL

• U-17 National Team Pool (2003) • U-19 National Team Player (2004)

• U-14 National Team Camp (2006) • U-17 National Team Pool (2008) • U-17 National Team Pool (2009) • U-20 National Team Camp (2012)

Deana EVERRETT

Frances SILVA

• Canadian U17 National Team (2001) • Canadian U19 National Team (2003) • Canadian U-20 National Team Pool (2004)

• U-23 National Team (2014)

Lisa DUCOTE

• Canadian U-16 National Team (2007) • Canadian U-17 National Team (2008) • Canadian U-20 National Pool (2009)

• Canadian U-15 National Team (2005) • Canadian U-17 World Cup Team (2006-08) • Canadian U-20 National Team (2009, 2010) • Canadian National Team Camp (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) • Canadian National Team (2012)

Amanda CICCHINI

Natalie COCCHI

Caroline SZWED

Ashley Lawrence (pictured) and Kadeisha Buchanan played for Canada at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

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Two Decades of Champions: 2002 Big East Division | 2006 Big East Division | 2007 Big East Division and Tournament | 2008 Big East Division | 2010 Big East Tournament

SERIES RECORDS First Last Opponent Played Played Arizona 2004 2004 Auburn 2001 2002 Baylor 2012 2014 Binghamton 2003 2006 Boston 2009 2009 Boston College 1996 2010 Bowling Green 1997 2010 Butler 1998 1998 BYU 2009 2009 Canisius 1996 1996 Central Conn. 1998 2000 Central Michigan 2000 2013 Cincinnati 2007 2010 Colgate 2002 2002 Connecticut 1996 2011 Dartmouth 2009 2009 Dayton 2005 2005 DePaul 2006 2009 Duke 2013 2014 Duquesne 1996 2014 Eastern Kentucky 2013 2013 Elon 2014 2014 Florida Atlantic 2010 2010 Florida State 2003 2003 Georgetown 1996 2014 George Mason 2001 2011 High Point 2011 2012 Hofstra 2001 2014 Illinois 1999 1999 Iowa State 2012 2014 James Madison 1999 2008 Jacksonville State 2002 2002 Kansas 2012 2014 Kentucky 2004 2013 LaSalle 2012 2014 Louisville 2006 2011 Loyola, Md. 2002 2009 Loyola Marymount 2008 2008 Marquette 2005 2011 Marshall 1998 2011 Miami, Fla. 1999 2012 Miami, Ohio 2001 2001 Michigan State 2003 2003 Missouri 2014 2014 Morehead State 2010 2013 Mount St. Mary’s 1996 1996 Navy 1996 2007 New Hampshire 1999 2003 North Carolina 2013 2013 Notre Dame 1996 2009

W-L-T 1-0-0 1-1-0 3-0-1 3-0-0 0-0-1 5-1-1 4-0-0 0-0-1 0-0-1 1-0-0 2-0-0 3-1-0 2-0-0 1-0-0 5-11-3 0-0-1 1-0-0 2-0-0 0-1-1 5-0-2 1-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 0-1-0 14-3-2 3-0-0 2-0-0 3-0-0 0-1-0 3-0-0 7-1-1 1-0-0 4-0-0 2-1-0 1-1-0 5-0-1 3-0-0 1-0-0 6-2-0 4-0-0 4-2-1 0-1-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 2-0-0 1-0-0 2-1-0 2-0-0 0-1-0 1-12-1

First Last Opponent Played Played Ohio 1997 2004 Ohio State 1996 2011 Oklahoma 2012 2014 Oklahoma State 2012 2014 Old Dominion 2000 2001 Penn State 2003 2014 Pitt 1996 2011 Portland 2005 2005 Princeton 2008 2012 Providence 1996 2011 Purdue 2000 2012 Radford 2003 2004 Rhode Island 2007 2007 Richmond 2000 2013 Robert Morris 1996 1997 Rutgers 1996 2013 St. Bonaventure 2006 2006 St. Francis, Pa. 1996 1997 St. John’s 1996 2011 St. Louis 2001 2001 Santa Clara 2008 2008 Seton Hall 1996 2011 SMU 2004 2004 Stanford 2012 2012 Syracuse 1996 2013 TCU 2012 2014 Tennessee 2003 2009 Texas 2004 2014 Texas A&M 2007 2007 Texas Tech 2012 2014 Towson 1999 2012 UCF 1998 1999 UNC Greensboro 2014 2014 USC 2007 2007 USF 2005 2011 Villanova 1996 2014 VCU 1999 1999 Virginia 2001 2011 Virginia Tech 1999 2013 Wake Forest 2007 2009 Washington 2005 2005 Washington State 2008 2008 Western Carolina 2012 2012 Western Michigan 2006 2006 William & Mary 2000 2005 Wright State 2013 2013 Wyoming 2000 2000 Xavier 2007 2007 Yale 2003 2003 Youngstown State 1996 1997 2015 Opponents

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ALL-TIME SCORES 1996 (10-7-2/4-4-1 Big East - 5th)

1997 (11-6-2/4-6-1 Big East - 5th)

1998 (11-6-2, 4-5-2 Big East - 7th)

Nikki Izzo Sept. 1 Sept. 4 Sept. 7 Sept. 11 Sept. 13 Sept. 15 Sept. 18 Sept. 22 Sept. 27 Oct. 1 Oct. 4 Oct. 9 Oct. 14 Oct. 16 Oct. 19 Oct. 22 Oct. 25 Oct. 30 Nov. 3

Nikki Izzo Aug. 30 Sept. 3 Sept. 6 Sept. 10 Sept. 14 Sept. 16 Sept. 20 Sept. 26 Sept. 28 Oct. 1 Oct. 4 Oct. 6 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 18 Oct. 21 Oct. 24 Oct. 26 Nov. 1

Nikki Izzo Sept. 4 Sept. 6 Sept. 9 Sept. 12 Sept. 18 Sept. 20 Sept. 27 Sept. 30 Oct. 2 Oct. 4 Oct. 7 Oct. 10 Oct. 16 Oct. 18 Oct. 21 Oct. 24 Oct. 28 Oct. 31 Nov. 3

0-3 1-1 (ot) 4-0 5-0 0-2 0-1 2-0 0-0 0-12 5-0 2-0 (ot) 1-0 1-0 2-0 1-0 4-0 0-11 2-4 0-4

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at Rutgers at Duquesne PROVIDENCE ROBERT MORRIS SYRACUSE OHIO STATE at St. Francis, Pa. ST. JOHN’S at Connecticut YOUNGSTOWN STATE SETON HALL at Georgetown at Canisius at Pitt BOSTON COLLEGE MOUNT ST. MARY’S at Notre Dame at Villanova NAVY

1-0 (ot) 1-0 2-0 2-1 0-3 1-0 1-0 1-3 0-5 4-0 1-0 4-0 0-1 2-2 (ot) 0-0 (ot) 5-0 0-1 0-1 (ot) 6-0

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at Boston College DUQUESNE RUTGERS at Navy NOTRE DAME OHIO STATE at Providence at Seton Hall at Connecticut BOWLING GREEN GEORGETOWN YOUNGSTOWN STATE at Pitt at Ohio VILLANOVA at Robert Morris ST. JOHN’S SYRACUSE ST. FRANCIS, Pa.

0-7 1-0 6-0 2-1 1-2 (ot) 3-2 2-1 (ot) 2-0 0-1 0-0 (ot) 1-0 2-1 0-2 0-1 (ot) 3-0 0-0 (ot) 2-1 2-0 0-5

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at Notre Dame at Georgetown at Bowling Green at Villanova CONNECTICUT SETON HALL at UCF MARSHALL PROVIDENCE BOSTON COLLEGE at Ohio State CENT. CONNECTICUT at Syracuse at St. John’s OHIO at Rutgers DUQUESNE PITT at Notre Dame (BEQ)

West Virginia’s first-ever women’s soccer team in 1996.

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1999 (9-9-1, 2-4 Big East Mid-Atlantic - 5th)

2001 (15-5-1, 4-1-1 Big East Mid Atlantic - 2nd)

2003 (17-4-2, 4-1-1 Big East Mid-Atlantic - 2nd)

Nikki Izzo Aug. 28 0-1 L Sept. 3 0-2 L Sept. 5 4-2 W Sept. 8 2-0 W Sept. 11 4-1 W Sept. 14 6-1 W Sept. 18 0-4 L Sept. 19 3-1 W Sept. 24 0-1 L Sept. 29 5-1 W Oct. 1 2-1 W Oct. 3 4-0 W Oct. 8 1-5 L Oct. 10 0-2 L Oct. 13 0-2 L Oct. 15 0-1 L Oct. 17 0-0 (2ot) T Oct. 22 3-0 W Oct. 29 1-3 L ! Mountaineer Cup, Morgantown, W.Va. ^ UConn Fila Classic, Storrs, Conn. % Miami Invitational, Miami, Fla.

Nikki Izzo-Brown Aug. 31 5-1 W Sept. 2 2-1 (2ot) W Sept. 7 1-2 L Sept. 9 2-1 (2ot) W Sept. 21 2-1 (2ot) W Sept. 23 2-0 W Sept. 28 4-0 W Sept. 30 1-2 (ot) L Oct. 5 3-1 W Oct. 7 1-1 (2ot) T Oct. 10 1-0 W Oct. 12 0-1 L Oct. 14 3-0 W Oct. 19 3-2 (ot) W Oct. 21 5-1 W Oct. 26 4-1 W Oct. 28 3-1 W Nov. 4 2-0 W Nov. 9 1-0 W Nov. 12 1-2 L Nov. 16 0-1 L ! Cavalier Invitational, Charlottesville, Va.

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 STATE (NCAA3) ! JMU/Comfort Inn Invitational & NOVA won penalty kick shootout, 5-4

at James Madison ILLINOIS! VCU! at Marshall TOWSON VIRGINIA TECH at Connecticut^ vs. New Hampshire^ at Villanova PITT RUTGERS UCF at Notre Dame SETON HALL at Georgetown at Miami % vs. Butler % ST. JOHN’S at Ohio State

2000 (15-6, 3-3 Big East Mid-Atlantic - 4th) Nikki Izzo-Brown Aug. 25 3-1 Aug. 27 2-1 Sept. 1 1-0 Sept. 3 0-2 Sept. 8 1-0 Sept. 10 1-0 Sept. 13 1-0 Sept. 17 4-0 Sept. 22 1-2 (ot) Sept. 24 2-3 (ot) Sept. 29 1-0 Oct. 4 2-0 Oct. 6 2-3 (2ot) Oct. 8 4-0 Oct. 11 2-0 Oct. 15 4-0 Oct. 20 2-1 (ot) Oct. 22 3-1 Oct. 25 3-1 Oct. 29 0-1 (ot) Nov. 8 1-5

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SYRACUSE JAMES MADISON vs. Central Michigan at Purdue at Old Dominion at William & Mary at Virginia Tech WYOMING NOTRE DAME at Seton Hall VILLANOVA at Pitt at Rutgers at Central Connecticut DUQUESNE MARSHALL at Boston College at Providence GEORGETOWN at Connecticut (BEQ) at Richmond (NCAA1)

at St. John’s at Hofstra at Virginia ! vs. St. Louis ! AUBURN RUTGERS SETON HALL at Notre Dame WILLIAM & MARY at Villanova PITT CONNECTICUT OLD DOMINION at George Mason MIAMI, Fla. at Georgetown at James Madison MIAMI, Fla. (BEQ) vs. Connecticut (BES) vs. Notre Dame (BEF) Miami, Ohio (NCAA1)

2002 (18-3-1, 5-0-1 Big East Mid-Atlantic Division Champions) Nikki Izzo-Brown Aug. 30 0-2 L Sept. 1 4-0 W Sept. 6 3-0 W Sept. 8 4-1 W Sept. 13 2-1 W Sept. 15 3-0 W Sept. 18 4-2 W Sept. 22 1-0 W Sept. 27 4-1 W Sept. 29 2-1 W Oct. 4 1-1 (2ot) T Oct. 6 3-0 W Oct. 9 1-0 (ot) W Oct. 11 2-0 W Oct. 13 4-0 W Oct. 20 2-0 W Oct. 23 2-0 W Nov. 3 4-0 W Nov. 8 3-2 W Nov. 10 0-1 L Nov. 15 3-0 W Nov. 17 0-1 L ! Auburn Sprint Classic, Auburn, Ala.

at Auburn ! vs. Jacksonville State ! BOSTON COLLEGE GEORGE MASON at Virginia JAMES MADISON at Pitt VILLANOVA WILLIAM & MARY at Rutgers at Seton Hall NOTRE DAME GEORGETOWN at Colgate at Syracuse PROVIDENCE at Virginia Tech vs. St. John’s (BEQ) vs. Rutgers (BES) at Connecticut (BEF) LOYOLA, Md. (NCAA1) VIRGINIA (NCAA2)

2004 (15-6-0, 7-3-0 Big East - 3rd) Nikki Izzo-Brown Aug. 27 3-2 (2ot) W Aug. 29 7-0 W Sept. 1 1-0 W Sept. 5 0-1 L Sept. 10 2-0 W Sept. 12 2-1 W Sept. 17 4-1 W Sept. 19 2-0 W Sept. 24 0-1 L Sept. 26 4-2 W Oct. 1 1-3 L Oct. 3 4-1 W Oct. 6 6-1 W Oct. 10 4-1 W Oct. 15 2-0 W Oct. 17 2-1 W Oct. 22 5-0 W Oct. 24 0-1 L Oct. 31 0-1 L Nov. 12 2-1 W Nov. 14 1-2 L ! Kentucky Invitational, Lexington, Ky.

at Kentucky! vs. Ohio! PURDUE VIRGINIA ARIZONA JAMES MADISON at Providence at Boston College VILLANOVA ST. JOHN’S NOTRE DAME SYRACUSE at Pitt at Binghamton at Rutgers at Seton Hall at Radford GEORGETOWN VILLANOVA (BEQ) vs. S. Methodist (NCAA1) at Texas (NCAA2)


2011 Big East Division and Tournament | 2012 Big 12 Regular Season | 2013 Big 12 Regular Season and Tournament | 2014 Big 12 Regular Season and Tournament

2005 (12-6-3, 7-2-1 Division A – 3rd) Nikki Izzo-Brown Aug. 26 3-1 Aug. 28 0-1 Sept. 1 1-2 Sept. 4 1-0 Sept. 9 1-0 Sept. 11 0-2 Sept. 16 1-1 (2ot) Sept. 18 0-0 (2ot) Sept. 23 1-1 (2ot) Sept. 25 3-0 Sept. 30 1-0 Oct. 2 3-1 Oct. 7 2-0 Oct. 9 2-0 Oct. 16 2-1 Oct. 21 1-2 Oct. 23 3-0 Oct. 30 4-2 Nov. 4 (2ot) 0-1 Nov. 11 3-0 Nov. 13 2-5

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DAYTON at Virginia at Pitt TENNESSEE vs. Washington! at Portland! at Richmond at William & Mary at Syracuse ST. JOHN’S RUTGERS SETON HALL MARQUETTE USF at Georgetown at Connecticut at Providence at Villanova (BEQ) vs. Connecticut (BES) vs. Hofstra (NCAA1) 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 Aug. 27 5-1 Sept. 1 4-0 Sept. 3 4-0 Sept. 8 2-1 Sept. 10 8-0 Sept. 15 4-1 Sept. 17 1-1 (2ot) Sept. 22 5-0 Sept. 24 0-0 (2ot) Sept. 29 1-3 Oct. 1 4-0 Oct. 6 2-0 Oct. 8 2-0 Oct. 13 1-0 (2ot) Oct. 15 3-0 Oct. 20 0-1 Oct. 22 4-0 Oct. 29 0-0 (2ot) Nov. 3 2-3 Nov. 10 0-2 ! James Madison Invitational

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2007 (18-5-2, 9-1-1 Big East American Division Champions, Big East Tournament Champions)

2008 (14-3-6, 7-1-3 Big East American Division 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

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

vs. Richmond! at James Madison! WESTERN MICHIGAN BINGHAMTON at #7 Penn State ST. BONAVENTURE PITT #21 VIRGINIA SYRACUSE at St. John’s at #1 Notre Dame at DePaul at USF at Marquette #23 VILLANOVA GEORGETOWN UCONN PROVIDENCE vs. #25 Louisville (BEQ)& vs. #20 Rutgers (BES) vs. Virginia (NCAA1)

& WVU won penalty kick shootout, 5-4

The Mountaineers won their first Big East Tournament in 2007

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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.

WVU’s 2010 squad tied the school record for wins with 18.

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2010 (18-5-1, 9-1-1 Big East American Division – 2nd; Big East Tournament Champions)

2011 (17-4-0, 10-1-0 Big East American Division – 1st; Big East Tournament Champions)

Nikki Izzo-Brown Aug. 20 1-2 (ot) Aug. 27 3-0 Aug. 29 1-3 Sept. 4 2-1 Sept. 10 1-2 Sept. 12 4-0 Sept. 19 1-0 Sept. 23 1-2 Sept. 26 0-0 (2ot) Sept. 28 3-0 Oct. 1 4-0 Oct. 3 2-1 Oct. 8 1-0 (ot) Oct. 10 1-0 (ot) Oct. 15 4-3 (ot) Oct. 17 3-0 Oct. 22 3-0 Oct. 24 2-1 Oct. 31 1-0 Nov. 5 2-0 Nov. 7 1-0 Nov. 12 2-0 Nov. 14 2-1 Nov. 19 0-4 ^Hurricane Cup – Miami, Fla.

Nikki Izzo-Brown Aug. 19 1-2 L at No. 10 Virginia Aug. 21 3-0 W PURDUE Aug. 26 0-5 L at Penn State^ Aug. 28 3-0 W vs. George Mason^ Sept. 1 0-2 L No. 18 OHIO STATE Sept. 5 3-0 W MARSHALL Sept. 11 1-0 W HIGH POINT Sept. 15 2-1 (2ot) W at USF Sept. 18 3-1 W No. 8 MARQUETTE Sept. 23 4-0 W SETON HALL Sept. 25 1-0 (ot) W RUTGERS Sept. 30 3-1 W at Georgetown Oct. 2 1-4 L at Villanova Oct. 7 3-0 W ST. JOHN’S Oct. 9 5-1 W SYRACUSE Oct. 14 1-0 W at Providence Oct. 16 2-1 W at Connecticut Oct. 21 1-0 W at Pitt Oct. 30 5-0 W Seton Hall (BEQ) Nov. 4 5-1 W GEORGETOWN (BES) Nov. 6 2-0 W LOUISVILLE (BEF) Nov. 12 0-1 L VIRGINIA TECH (NCAA1) ^Penn State Invitational – University Park, Pa.

L #11 PENN STATE W at Bowling Green L at Ohio State W CENTRAL MICHIGAN L at Miami^ W vs. Florida Atlantic^ W #5 VIRGINIA L at Marquette T USF W PITT W at Cincinnati W at Louisville W at Syracuse W at St. John’s W VILLANOVA W GEORGETOWN W CONNECTICUT W PROVIDENCE W RUTGERS (BEQ) W vs. Connecticut (BES) W vs. USF (BEF) W MOREHEAD STATE (NCAA1) W PENN STATE (NCAA2) L at #16 Boston College (NCAA3)


2011 Big East Division and Tournament | 2012 Big 12 Regular Season | 2013 Big 12 Regular Season and Tournament | 2014 Big 12 Regular Season and Tournament

2012 (11-5-4, 7-0-1 Big 12 – 1st) Nikki Izzo-Brown Aug. 17 1-2 L LA SALLE Aug. 19 2-1 W WESTERN CAROLINA Aug. 24 0-2 L vs. Central Michigan+ Aug. 26 1-0 W vs. No. 1 Stanford+ Aug. 31 1-2 (2ot) L NO. 6 PENN STATE^ Sept. 2 0-0 (2ot) T MIAMI^ Sept. 6 1-1 (2ot) T DUQUESNE Sept. 9 2-2 (2ot) T at Purdue Sept. 14 5-0 W TOWSON Sept. 16 6-0 W HIGH POINT Sept. 21 3-2 W TEXAS TECH* Sept. 23 1-0 W NO. 7 OKLAHOMA STATE* Sept. 28 2-1 W at TCU* Oct. 5 1-0 W at Kansas* Oct. 7 3-2 W at Iowa State* Oct. 12 1-1 (2ot) T NO. 20 BAYLOR* Oct. 18 2-0 W OKLAHOMA* Oct. 26 1-0 (ot) W at Texas* Oct. 31 0-2 L vs. TCU (B12Q) Nov. 10 1-2 L PRINCETON (NCAA1) +Penn State Invitational – University Park, Pa. ^WVU 90 Minute Classic – Morgantown, W.Va. * Big 12 Conference match

2013 (16-3-4, 7-1 Big 12 – 1st; Big 12 Tournament Champions)

2014 (16-2-4, 7-0-1 Big 12 – 1st)

Nikki Izzo-Brown Aug. 23 2-2 (2ot) T at No. 2 Penn State& Aug. 25 2-1 W vs. Syracuse& Aug. 30 4-0 W CENTRAL MICHIGAN Sept. 1 2-0 W MOREHEAD STATE Sept. 6 1-1 (2ot) T at No. 12 Duke% Sept. 8 2-4 L vs. No. 1 North Carolina% Sept. 13 4-0 W EASTERN KENTUCKY Sept. 15 2-4 L KENTUCKY Sept. 20 2-0 W RICHMOND Sept. 22 4-1 W WRIGHT STATE Sept. 27 2-1 W at Oklahoma State* Sept. 29 4-3 W at No. 9 Baylor* Oct. 4 2-1 W TEXAS* Oct. 11 2-0 W IOWA STATE* Oct. 13 3-2 (ot) W TCU* Oct. 18 2-0 W KANSAS* Oct. 25 2-1 (2ot) W at Oklahoma* Oct. 27 0-2 L at No. 7 Texas Tech* Nov. 6 3-0 W vs. Kansas (B12Q) Nov. 8 1-0 W vs. Baylor (B12S) Nov. 10 1-0 W vs. Oklahoma State (B12F) Nov. 16 0-0 (2ot) T RUTGERS (NCAA1)! Nov. 22 0-1 L at No. 4 Virginia Tech (NCAA2) &Penn State Invitational – University Park, Pa. %Duke Nike Classic – Durham, N.C. *Big 12 Conference match ! WVU won penalty kick shootout, 3-0

Nikki Izzo-Brown Aug. 22 1-3 L at No. 11 Penn State& Aug. 24 3-2 W vs. Missouri& Aug. 29 0-2 L NO. 21 DUKE Aug. 31 2-0 W ELON Sept. 5 4-0 W HOFSTRA$ Sept. 7 2-0 W UNC GREENSBORO$ Sept. 12 1-1 (2ot) T No. 16 GEORGETOWN Sept. 14 4-1 W DUQUESNE Sept. 19 4-1 W LA SALLE Sept. 21 4-0 W VILLANOVA Sept. 26 0-0 (2ot) T at TCU* Sept. 28 2-0 W at Texas* Oct. 10 4-2 W No. 15 TEXAS TECH* Oct. 17 3-0 W at Iowa State* Oct. 19 2-0 W at No. 9 Kansas* Oct. 24 2-1 (2ot) W OKLAHOMA STATE* Oct. 26 3-1 W OKLAHOMA* Oct. 31 2-0 W BAYLOR* Nov. 5 2-1 W vs. TCU (B12Q) Nov. 7 0-0 (2ot) T vs. Texas (B12S)! Nov. 9 1-0 W vs. Oklahoma (B12F) Nov. 15 0-0 (2ot) T Georgetown (NCAA1)% %Penn State Invitational – University Park, Pa. $WVU 90 Minute Classic – Morgantown, W.Va. *Big 12 Conference Match ! WVU won penalty kick shootout, 6-5 % WVU lost penalty kick shootout, 4-3

Key: B12Q – Big 12 Quarterfinals 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) ALL CAPS – Home match

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ALL - TIME LETTERWINNERS

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

B

Ashley Banks (F/M) Lana Bannerman (GK) Drea Barklage (D) Greer Barnes (D) Katie Barnes (F) Leslie Barden (F) Mallory Beck (GK) Maggie Bedillion (D) Tara Berardi (GK) Morgan Betscher (F) Carly Black (D) Carolyn Blank (M) Kara Blosser (M) Hannah Boettger (D) Kim Bonilla (F) Tessa Broadwater (M) Toryn Broadwater (F) Kadeisha Buchanan (D) Stephanie Burgess (F) Kerri Butler (GK)

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Stephanie Carpenter (M) Nicole Cauzillo (M) Kristin Cholewa (D) Amanda Cicchini (M) Maura Cirilli (M) Natalie Cocchi (D) Amy Coleman (D) Ali Connelly (M) Halie Conroy (D) Chelsey Corroto (F) Jess Crowder (M)

D

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

Houston, Texas North Olmstead, Ohio Flemington, N.J. Clifton Park, N.Y.

2014 2000-01-02-03C 2003-04-05-06

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Leah Emaus (D) Kristin English (M/F) Deana Everrett (F)

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

2004-05-06-07C 2003-04-05-06 2010-11C 2006-07-08 1998-99-00C-01C 2001-02-03-04C 2007 2013-14 1998-99 2008-09-10-11 2013-14 2006-07-08C-09C 2012-13 1997, 1999-2000 2004-05-06-07 2013 2014 2013-14 2008 2007-08-09-10

Mays Landing, N.J. Northville, Mich. Virginia Beach, Va. Oakville, Ontario Wallingford, Pa. Ocean Township, N.J. Akron, Ohio South Bend, Ind. Highlands Ranch, Colo. Hilliard, Ohio Cary, N.C.

2009-10 2003 1996C-97 2005-06-07-08 2002-03-04 2004-05-06-07C 1996-97-98 2012-14 2013 2008-10-11C 2011-12-13-14

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

1998-99 2011-12 1996C-97-98 1996 2010-11 2004-2006-07-08

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

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Nikki Garzon (D) Mia Gunter (M)

Robyn D’Aversa

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2012-13-14 1999 2005-06-07-08C

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

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Penfield, N.Y. Edmonton, Alberta

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

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

1999-2000-01-02C 2004-05-06-07C 2008-09-10-11 1997-98-99-2000 2012-13-14C 2013-14 2002-03-04-05C

Shannon Jarboe (D)

Rockford, N.Y.

1996-97

Heather Kaleiohi (F) Krystle Kallman (D) Laura Kane (F) Marisa Kanela (F/M) Sara Keane (GK) Caralee Keppler (D) Rachel Kruze (M)

San Diego, Calif. Woodbury, Minn. Pottstown, Pa. Wantagh, N.Y. Mt. Laurel, N.J. Rockville Centre, N.Y. Webster, N.Y.

2014 2005-06-07 2001-02-03-04C 2002-03-04-05C 2011-12-13C 2009 1999-2000-01-02C

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

2009-10C 2013-14 2010-11 1996C-97C-98C 2000-01-02-03 2008-09-10C-11C 1996-97

Nicole Mailloux (D) Laura Mallia (D) Kelsie Maloney (F) 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 Eggertsville, N.Y. Harrisburg, Pa. Memphis, Tenn. Gibsonia, Pa. Ajax, Ontario Huntington, W.Va. Walkersville, Md. Elkins, W.Va. St. Louis, Mo. Mason, Ohio Moon Township, Pa. Parkersburg, W.Va. Staten Island, N.Y.

2006-08-09C 2000 2012-13-14 2002 1997-98-99-2000 2009-10-11-12C 1996 2004-05 2009-10C 2008-09-10-11C 2003-04-05 2007-08-09-10 2007-08 2004

Michelle Newhouse (GK)

Pinch, W.Va.

2014

Virginia Beach, Va.

2014C

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

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Katie Osterman (GK)

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Laura Papillon Erin Peters (D) Amandine Pierre-Louis (F) Carla Portillo (M) Cari Price (D)

Collegeville, Pa. Bethel Park, Pa. Montreal, Quebec Mississauga, Ontario Sykesville, Md.

2003-04-05 1996 2014 2014 2013-14

Millersville, Pa. Aurora, Ill. Spencerport, N.Y. Scarborough, Ontario

2002-03-04-05C 2009-10-11-12C 1999-2000-01 2005-06-07-08C

Elkins, W.Va. Livingston, N.J. Belleville, Ill. San Ramon, Calif. Westfield, N.J. Bethel Park, Pa. Overland Park, Kan. Olean, N.Y. Hamden, Conn. Cincinnati, Ohio Whitefish Bay, Wis. Kinnelon, N.J. Hoover, Ala. Shirley, N.Y. Oakville, Ontario

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Shawna Toth (F) Danielle Turrie (M)

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

2000-01-02C 1996-97-98-99C

Kailey Utley (F)

St. Louis, Mo.

2012-13-14

Ashley Weimer (D) Sarah Wetmore (D) Ashley Woolpert (D)

North Huntingdon, Pa. Hamilton, Va. Springboro, Ohio

2001-02-03-04C 1996-97-98 2014

Lisa Zanti (D)

Rosedale, Md.

2001-02-03

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

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Heather Saffel (D) Kate Schwindel (F) 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) Hannah Steadman (GK) Annalika Steyn (F) Lisa Stoia (M) Caroline Szwed (M)

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Kerri Butler Katie Osterman 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 Michelle Newhouse Brandi Sutphin Halie Conroy Lisa DuCote Kelsey Fowler Heather Kaleiohi Caralee Keppler Katie Lenz Megan Mattei Missy Shields Katie Slain Corissa Taylor Danielle Tucker Tessie Vezza Cathy Abel Ariel Davis Leah Emaus Ashtin Larkin Blake Miller Shawna Toth Sarah Wetmore Greer Barnes Katie Barnes Missy Johns Daniela Neves Laura Papillon Bri Rodriguez Michaela Abam Chrissie Abbott Robyn D’Aversa Rachel Dahlstrand Ryan Dinan Kiley Harris Ashtin Larkin Katie Lenz Heather Walker Ashley Banks Drea Barklage Kim Behm Laura Finley Shannon Jarboe Cari Price Morgan Betscher Kim Bonilla Tonia Deligiannis Kelsie Maloney Megan Mischler Christen Seaman Lisa Stoia Whitney Edwards Jamie Kocher Rena Lippa

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Sarah Maddox Caroline Szwed Jessica Vann Ashley Weimer Stephanie Burgess Jen Cappedonia Melissa Finkle Ashley Lawrence Kambria Riggins Frances Silva Steph Carpenter Amanda Cicchini Jess Crowder Shannon Seaward Meghan Smith Lisa Zanti Miko Alley Beth Blasi Alli Kealing Emily Kirksey Rachel Kruze Ashley Lawrence Cheryl Matochik Amandine Pierre-Louis Megan Robinson Leslie Barden Mia Gunter Meghan Lewis Bridgette McCabe Susan McHale Robin Rushton Macy Stalnaker Amanda DeSario Ann Marie Destino Nikki Garzon Nicole Mailloux Mollie Merkel Ashley Ramsey Shawna Toth Casey Vornadore Chelsey Corroto Kiley Harris Marisa Kanela Laura Mallia Annalika Steyn Danielle Turrie Deana Everrett Sarah Howley Sara Keane Christina Monzi Christen Seaman Stacey Sollmann Katie Molinari Michelle Molinari Ann Sorensen Kailey Utley Erica Henderson Noelle Honeycutt Shelly Lyons Rachael Minnich Emma Rodriguez Tara Beradi Ambere Cunningham Kristin English Kristen Felice Caitlin Hulyo Sarah Meehan

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Kristene Mumby Theresa Sadd Ashley Woolpert Amanda Anton Hannah Boettger Amanda Cicchini Maura Cirilli Meghan Lewis Ashley McDaniel Carla Portillo Heather Saffel Annalika Steyn Ali Connelly Krystle Kallman Emily Kirksey Emily Marshall Heather Saffel Megan Sheehy Carly Black Tessa Broadwater Vanessa Heppeler Karrie Hutchins Sydney Metheny Bryce Banuelos Kristin Cholewa Lisa DuCote Julie Smith Mallory Smith Ashley Weimer Jessie Breed Toryn Broadwater Cassandra Deitrick Jenn Lewis Sara Keane Lana Bannerman Carly Black Erin Brown Elizabeth Frame Morgan Betscher Kelly LaPorte Whitney Cavender Amy Coleman Greer Barnes Amanda Hill Erin Peters Megan Mischler Natalie Cocchi Sarah Bizanovich Sami Molina Hannah Steadman Maggie Bedillion Carolyn Blank Brandi Sutphin Kara Blosser Haley Keefer Bry McCarthy Athena Gramates Laura Kane Shelby Lyon Kadeisha Buchanan Leigh Anthony Ashley Magruda Ashley Neal Kate Schwindel


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Dr. E. Gordon Gee is one of America’s most prominent higher education leaders, having helmed universities for more than three decades. In 2009, Time magazine named him one of the top 10 university presidents in the United States. In 2014, Gee returned to West Virginia University, where his career as a university president began. His leadership goals include putting students first, advancing the University’s research agenda, partnering with West Virginia communities and making sure that 1.8 million West Virginians know in their hearts and minds that West Virginia University is their university. Born in Vernal, Utah, Gee graduated from the University of Utah with an honors degree in history and earned his J.D. and Ed.D. degrees from Columbia University. He clerked under Chief Justice David T. Lewis of the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals before being named a judicial fellow and staff assistant to the U.S. Supreme Court. In this role, he worked for Chief Justice Warren Burger on administrative and legal problems of the Court and federal judiciary. Gee returned to Utah as an associate professor and associate dean in the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University, and was granted full professorship in 1978.

Universities’ Energy Advisory Committee. In 2009, King Abdulaziz University in Saudi Arabia invited him to join its international advisory board. Active in many national professional and service organizations, he has served on the boards for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc., Limited Brands and the National 4-H Council. In 2011, Gee began serving as secretary on the Board of Directors of Ohio’s economic development program, JobsOhio. In 2011-2012, Governor John Kasich asked him to chair the Ohio Higher Education Capital Funding Collaborative and the Ohio Higher Education Funding Commission. In December 2012, he began serving on the Columbus Education Commission. And in March 2015, he was elected to the board of directors of the American Council on Education, the nation’s largest higher education organization. Gee has received many honorary degrees, awards, fellowships and recognitions. He is a fellow of the prestigious American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest science organization. In 1994, Gee received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Utah, as well as from Teachers College of Columbia University. In 2013, he received the ACE Council of Fellows/Fidelity Investments Mentor Award and the Outstanding Academic Leader of the Year Award on behalf of Historically Black Colleges and Universities. He is the co-author of 11 books, including Law, Policy and Higher Education, published in 2012. He has also authored many papers and articles on law and education. Gee’s daughter, Rebekah, is the Medicaid Medical Director for the State of Louisiana, and an assistant professor of Public Health and Medicine at Louisiana State University. She is also a Norman F. Gant/American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology/IOM Anniversary Fellow. Dr. Rebekah Gee is married to David Patrón, and they have five children.

One year later, he became dean of the West Virginia University College of Law, and, in 1981, was named West Virginia University president. He served in that role until 1985. He went on to lead the University of Colorado (19851990), Brown University (1998-2000) and Vanderbilt University (2001-07). He served as president of The Ohio State University from 1990 to 1997 and again from 2007 to 2013. Gee has served on several education-governance organizations and committees, including the Big Ten Conference Council of Presidents, the Inter-University Council of Ohio, the Business-Higher Education Forum and the American Association of Universities. He was chair of the American Council on Education’s Commission on Higher Education Attainment and served as co-chair of the Association of Public and Land-Grant President E.GordonGEE shares a hug with a recent WVU graduate

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DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS

West Virginia native Shane Lyons was named director of Intercollegiate Athletics and associate vice president at West Virginia University in January 2015. Lyons came to West Virginia after spending three years as the deputy director of athletics and chief operating officer at Alabama where he worked closely on day-today strategic leadership and direction with Alabama athletic directors – the late Mal Moore and current athletic director Bill Battle. At WVU, Lyons has oversight of 18 varsity sports, a department budget of approximately $80 million, 220 employees, approximately 450 student-athletes and a facilities master plan that included the opening of a $21 million baseball park and more $75 million to modernize other athletic venues in the next three years. During his time at Alabama, his responsibilities included oversight of a $120 million budget, daily monitoring of compliance and oversight of the Crimson Tide’s 21 sports teams. In addition, he played a pivotal role in a historic renegotiation of Alabama’s multimedia rights agreement that started in 2014 and was involved in several significant capital projects totaling more than $85 million.

Shane Lyons through the Years: 1988-89

Big South Conference (Assistant Commissioner for Compliance and Championships)

1989-98

NCAA (Senior Membership Services Representative)

1998-2001

Texas Tech (Associate Athletic Director – Compliance)

2001-11

Atlantic Coast Conference (Associate Commissioner – Compliance and Governance)

2011-15

Alabama (Deputy Director of Athletics)

2015-present West Virginia (Director of Athletics and Associate Vice President)

The Crimson Tide won seven national titles in five different sports during his time there – two in football, two in men’s golf, one in women’s golf, one in gymnastics and one in softball. He also played a critical role in the hiring of four Alabama head coaches. Prior to joining the Alabama staff in November 2011, Lyons spent 10 years as an associate commissioner at the Atlantic Coast Conference. At the ACC, Lyons focused on conference-wide compliance and academic initiatives, providing direct assistance to the conference’s presidents, chancellors and athletics directors in matters dealing with NCAA regulatory matters. In addition, he served as the ACC’s human resource manager and was responsible for the administration, negotiation and mediation of the employee benefits program and managing the conference’s organizational policies and procedures. He was part of the administrative team for ACC events, including the football championship game, the men’s basketball tournament and men’s and women’s NCAA basketball events. He also was a member and served as chairman on many prominent committees within the NCAA Governance structure during his tenure with the ACC. Prior to working at the ACC, Lyons served as associate athletics director for compliance at Big 12 member Texas Tech from 1998 to 2001. During that time, Lyons assumed responsibility for the leadership, administration and implementation of a comprehensive NCAA compliance program with emphasis toward rules education and extensive monitoring systems. He also served as oversight administrator for several of the Red Raiders’ athletic teams and had financial and operational supervision of the strength and conditioning, nutritional and sports medicine units. Before joining Texas Tech, Lyons worked at the NCAA for almost 10 years as a senior membership services representative, where he was responsible for the oversight and coordination of the 25 membership service representatives. Lyons began his career in college athletics in July 1988 as assistant commissioner of the Big South Conference. With the Big South, he was in charge of conference-wide compliance and championships. A native of Parkersburg, West Virginia, and a graduate of Parkersburg High, Lyons was a standout basketball player for the Big Reds. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in sport management from WVU in 1987 and 1988, respectively. He and his wife, Emily, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, have two children: Cameron, 16, and Brooke, 12. Lyons is the University’s 12th athletic director.

The LyonsFAMILY: Emily, Cameron, Shane and Brooke

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INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS SENIOR STAFF

KeliCUNNINGHAM

Executive Senior Associate Athletic Director

Senior Associate Athletic Director/Development

TerriHOWES

MichaelSZUL

Senior Associate Athletic Director/ Senior Woman’s Administrator

Senior Associate Athletic Director/ Business Operations

MichaelFRAGALE

JoeHESKETT

BenMURRAY

Brady ROURKE

Associate Athletic Director/ Major Gifts & Capital Campaigns

Associate Athletic Director/ Student-Athlete Development

Matt WELLS

DiaFORTNEY

Lacey GIBSON

AprilMESSERLY

Associate Athletic Director/ Communications

Associate Athletic Director/ External Affairs

BryanMESSERLY

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Matt BORMAN

Associate Athletic Director/ Sports Performance

Assistant Athletic Director/ Business Operations

KevinMILLER

Assistant Athletic Director/ Annual Fund

Assistant Athletic Director/ Compliance

NathanielZINN

Assistant Athletic Director/ Marketing

Assistant Athletic Director/ Facilities & Operations


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HEAD COACHES

NikkiIZZO-BROWN

Women’s Soccer

JasonBUTTS

Mike CAREY

SeanCLEARY

JonHAMMOND

SammieHENSON

DanaHOLGORSEN

MarlonLEBLANC

MihaLISAC

Gymnastics

SeanCOVICH

Men’s Golf

Women’s Basketball

Rifle

BobHUGGINS

Rowing

Randy MAZEY

Baseball

Football

Wrestling

Jimmy KING

Men’s Basketball

Cross Country/Track

Men’s Soccer

VicRIGGS

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

ReedSUNAHARA

Volleyball

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ATHLETIC FACILITIES

BASKETBALL PRACTICE FACILITY

CAPERTON INDOOR FACILITY

CARY GYM

DICK DLESK SOCCER STADIUM

DREAMSWORK FIELD

MONONGALIA COUNTY BALLPARK

MOUNTAINEER FIELD AT MILAN PUSKAR STADIUM

MOUNTAINEER TENNIS COURTS

MOUNTAINEER TRACK

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WVU COLISEUM

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MEDIA INFORMATION Media Services The West Virginia University athletic communications office will be available throughout the entire 2015 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 Mountaineers. Any additional questions should be directed to Associate Director of Athletic Communications Shannon McNamara. 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 Nikki Izzo-Brown will be available for interviews at the Wrestling Pavilion following a 15-minute grace period.

Receiving Information Media members may receive WVU women’s soccer press releases, notes and more via email. Please email Shannon McNamara (shannon.mcnamara@mail.wvu.edu) to be included on the distribution list. 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 the 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).

Game Services The athletic communications staff will be at your service throughout the match. All working media will be provided with a game program, rosters, media guides and other pertinent information. Computer-generated scores will be available at halftime and at the game’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/associate director of athletic communications Shannon McNamara, via email (shannon.mcnamara@ 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 end lines, photographers are permitted only in the area between the sidelines and the edges of the 18-yard box. During the Week Any member of the media wishing to interview a player or a member of the coaching staff during the week should contact WVU women’s soccer/associate director of athletic communications Shannon McNamara, via email (shannon. mcnamara@mail.wvu.edu) or phone (304-293-2821), at least 24 hours in advance. Every effort will be made to hold a weekly media session at Dreamswork Field throughout the season, and proper media alerts will be emailed in advance. Cell phone numbers will not be provided, and all WVU student-athletes have been instructed to not conduct interviews without prior approval from the athletic communications staff.

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WVUsports.com WVUsports.com is the place for media and fans to go for the latest on Mountaineer women’s soccer. In 2015, streamed audio and video broadcasts will be available on WVU’s official athletic website. Live stats also are available to keep track of every score and save. Game releases are made available in PDF format one day prior to game day. Player and coaching staff bios are available at the click of a finger by going to WVUsports.com. Updated following each game, WVUsports.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 also will be able to find the WVU record book for some historical perspective.


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Big 12 Media Services The Big 12 Conference maintains its website at BIG12Sports.com. Complete information on the league and member schools is available. The site boasts original content from throughout the Conference along with several video broadcasts, including a daily magazine show – The Big 12 Report. In soccer, scores throughout the league and standings are updated as games are final. Big 12 conference and team statistics are updated no later than the following morning. Media can access PDF files of the conference release, statistics and soccer record book. The Conference is comprised of 10 institutions, with many having shared traditional rivalries throughout their histories. Member universities include – Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas, Texas Tech and West Virginia. Kansas State, however, will not participate in women’s soccer until the 2016 season.

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Athletic Information The West Virginia University athletic communications office is located on the second floor of the WVU Coliseum in room 217. Mailing Address

Athletic Communications Office

ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS

CONTACT INFORMATION

MichaelFRAGALE

BryanMESSERLY

JohnANTONIK

MikeMONTORO

JoeSWAN

KristinCOLDSNOW

GrantDOVEY

RussellLUNA

ShannonMCNAMARA

AshleyBAILEY

LisaAMMONS

CherylWIRE

AmyPRUNTY

Associate Athletic Director/ Communications

Director of Digital Media

Assistant Athletic Director/ Communications

Director of Football Communications

West Virginia University P.O. Box 877 Morgantown, WV 26507-0877 Overnight Shipping Address

WVU Athletic Communications

Director of Athletic Publications

Multimedia Specialist

Digital Media Manager

3450 Monongahela Blvd., Room 217 Morgantown, WV 26506 Phone Information

Office: 304-293-2821 Fax: 304-293-4105 Press Box: 304-293-6480

Associate Director of Athletic Communications

Associate Director of Athletic Communications

Assistant Director of Athletic Communications

Women’s Soccer Contact

Shannon McNamara Associate Director of Athletic Communications Email: shannon.mcnamara@mail.wvu.edu Business Manager

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Operations Coordinator

Program Assistant


HERE, GOING FIRST IS IN OUR BLOOD. IT’S IN OUR SWEAT. AND IT’S IN OUR NATURE. SO WE WILL GO ABOVE. WE WILL GO BEYOND. AND WHEN EVERYONE ELSE GOES BACK, MOUNTAINEERS #GOFIRST.

LET’S GO.


2015 WVU Women's Soccer Guide  

2015 WVU Women's Soccer Guide

2015 WVU Women's Soccer Guide  

2015 WVU Women's Soccer Guide

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