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Contents

TABLE OF 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Table of Contents 2 . . . . . . . . . . A Championship Program 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NCAA Success 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . All-Americans 8 . . . . . . . . . . Professional Mountaineers 10 . . . . . Mountaineers Across the Globe 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Coaching Staff 14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Coaching Philosophy 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2015 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 Family 42 . . . . . . Student-Athlete Development 46 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Campus Life 50 . . . . . . . . . . . Mountaineer Excellence Managing Editor: Joe Swan Editor/Writer: Shannon McNamara Page Layout/Design: Bob Slater Provations Group, Kristin Coldsnow Contributors: Lisa Ammons, John Antonik, Ashley Bailey, Alyssa Cantisani, Grant Dovey, Charlie Healy, Alex King, Drew Mack, Bryan Messerly Mike Montoro, Chris Pharis, Amy Prunty, Amy Salvatore, Cale Simon, Samantha Strejeck, Nicolle Thiry, Cheryl Wire Contributing Photographers: All-Pro Photography by Dale Sparks, M.G. Ellis, Dan Friend, Ken Inness, Erin Irwin, Brian Persinger, Steve Prunty, Niesha Shafer, Raymond Thompson, WVU Athletic Communications Archives, WVU Photo Services © 2016 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, 10 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%20Inf%20Decision.pdf

55 Coaching Staff 56 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nikki Izzo-Brown 60 . . . . . . . Q&A with Coach Izzo-Brown 62 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lisa Stoia 64 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marisa Kanela 65 . . . . . . . . Zach Johnson/Theo Egbele 66 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Support Staff 67 Mountaineer Profiles 68 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rosters 69 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Photo Roster 70 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carly Black 72 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kadeisha Buchanan 74 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ashley Lawrence 76 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ashley Woolpert 78 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michaela Abam 79 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Heather Kaleiohi 80 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michelle Newhouse 81 . . . . . . . . . . . . Amandine Pierre-Louis 82 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carla Portillo 83 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hannah Abraham 84 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Laurel Carpenter 85 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Patricia Fernandez 86 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vanessa Flores 87 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sh’Nia Gordon 88 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Easther Mayi Kith 89 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dalanda Ouendeno 90 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amanda Saymon WVUWomensSoccer

91 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bianca St. Georges 92 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Macy Stalnaker 93 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Newcomers 96 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2016 Mountaineers 97 2016 Season 98 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2016 Notebook 99 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2016 Schedule 100 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WVU Quickfacts 101 2015 Season 102 . . . . . . . . . . . . 2015 Season Review 104 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Big 12 Beasts 104 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2015 Results 105 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2015 Stats

107 Record Book 108 . . . . . . . . . . A Blueprint for Success 111 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WVU Timeline 112 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Match Records 113 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Season Records 114 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Career Records 115 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Individual Records 116 . . . . . . . . . Top Yearly Performances 117 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Team Records 118 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Class Records 120 . . . . . . Dick Dlesk Stadium Records 121 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Opponent Records 121 . . . . . . . . . . . . Year-by-Year Results 122 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Academic Honors 123 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Athletic Honors 127 . . Regulation, OT, PK and Misc. Records 128 . . . . . . . . . . . . Fastest Goals Scored 129 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . All-Time TV Games 130 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . All-Americans 134 . . . . . . . . Professional Mountaineers 135 . . . . . . . WVU on the National Scene 136 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Series Records 137 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . All-Time Scores 142 . . . . . . . . . . . All-Time Letterwinners 144 . . . . . . . . All-Time Numerical Roster 145 General Information 146 . . . . . . . . . President E. Gordon Gee 147 . . Director of Athletics Shane Lyons 148 . . . . . . . . . . . . Athletics Senior Staff 149 . . . . . . . . . . . . WVU Head Coaches 150 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Athletic Facilities 151 Media Information 152 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Media Information 154 . . . . WVU Athletic Communications

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A CHAMPIONSHIP PROGRAM

14 INCLUDING FOUR STRAIGHT WVU HAS WON CONFERENCE TITLES,

BIG 12 CONFERENCE REGULAR-SEASON CHAMPIONSHIPS.

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WOMEN’S SOCCER

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


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

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NCAA SUCCESS

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WOMEN’S SOCCER

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


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THE MOUNTAINEERS HAVE MADE AN APPEARANCE IN THE LAST STRAIGHT NCAA TOURNAMENTS, THE COUNTRY’S SEVENTH-LONGEST ACTIVE STREAK. WVU HAS ADVANCED TO THE ELITE EIGHT TWICE, INCLUDING A RUN IN 2015.

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Chrissie Abbott Kadeisha Buchanan

ALL-AMERICANS Ashley Lawrence

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MOUNTAINEERS

HAVE EARNED 35 ALL-AMERICA HONORS

KATIE BARNES

CAROLYN BLANK

2000, 2001

2008, 2009

CHRISSIE ABBOTT

BRY MCCARTHY

2002, 2003

2012

LISA STOIA

FRANCES SILVA

2002, 2003

2013

LAURA KANE

KADEISHA BUCHANAN

2004

2013, 2014, 2015

DEANA EVERRETT

KATE SCHWINDEL

2006

2014

ASHLEY BANKS

AMANDA HILL

2007

2015

GREER BARNES

ASHLEY LAWRENCE

2007, 2008

2015

AMANDA CICCHINI Amanda Hill

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WOMEN’S SOCCER

2007

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


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Amanda Cicchini

Frances Silva

Carolyn Blank

Laura Kane

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PROFESSIONAL MOUNTAINEERS

Frances Silva

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THEY GAINED UNDER NIKKI IZZO-BROWN

TO PAVE THEIR WAY TO THE

PROFESSIONAL

SOCCER RANKS

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WOMEN’S SOCCER

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


Sara Keane

Erica Henderson

Bry McCarthy

Greer Barnes Megan Mischler

Carolyn Blank

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MOUNTAINEERS ACROSS THE GLOBE

28 NATIONAL TEAM. CURRENT AND FORMER

MOUNTAINEERS HAVE PLAYED FOR A

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WOMEN’S SOCCER

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


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KADEISHA BUCHANAN AND ASHLEY LAWRENCE WON BRONZE WITH CANADA AT THE

2016 RIO SUMMER

OLYMPICS

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COACHING STAFF

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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 |


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NIKKI IZZO-BROWN-COACHED

TEAMS ARE ORGANIZED AND WILL NEVER BE OUTWORKED

IN THE PURSUIT TO WIN

A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP.

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COACHING PHILOSOPHY FAMILY · HARD WORK DEDICATION · MOTIVATION

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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 |


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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

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2015 IN REVIEW „„ WVU advanced to the NCAA Tournament Elite Eight for the second time in the program’s 20-year history „„ The Mountaineers won their fourth straight Big 12 Conference regular-season title „„ The squad posted program records for wins (19), shutouts (15) and goals scored (61) „„ Kadeisha Buchanan was WVU’s first-ever finalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy

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WOMEN’S SOCCER

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


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GAME DAY IN MORGANTOWN

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WOMEN’S SOCCER

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


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DREAMSWORK FIELD

„„ Opened in the fall of 2011, Dreamswork Field features the same custom, natural grass surface as the game field at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium.

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WOMEN’S SOCCER

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


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DREAMSWORK FIELD

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WOMEN’S SOCCER

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


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DICK DLESK SOCCER STADIUM

„„ The 2016 season is the Mountaineers’ 12th 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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WOMEN’S SOCCER

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


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TOP 10 CROWDS AT DICK DLESK SOCCER STADIUM Rank

Date

Crowd

Opponent

Result

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11/30/07

3,000+

#8 USC**

L, 0-1

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8/31/12

2,057

#6 Penn State

L, 1-2

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8/29/14

2,045

No. 21 Duke

L, 0-2

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11/12/10

1,688

Morehead State**

W, 2-0

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9/25/15

1,617

Texas

W, 2-0

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9/21/08

1,615

#6 Virginia

W, 3-0

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11/16/13

1,610

Rutgers** 

T, 0-0 2OT (WVU won PK, 3-0)

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10/4/13

1,553

Texas

W, 2-1

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11/6/11

1,550

Louisville*

W, 2-0

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9/4/15

1,445

#5 Penn State

W, 1-0

** - NCAA Tournament Match

* - Big East Championship Match

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CAPERTON INDOOR FACILITY

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WOMEN’S SOCCER

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


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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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STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING

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WOMEN’S SOCCER

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


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WVU’S STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING STAFF ENSURES ALL STUDENT-ATHLETES ARE ON YEAR-LONG PROGRAMS DESIGNED TO CONTINUE

IMPROVING THE FITNESS CAPABILITIES NEEDED IN WOMEN’S SOCCER

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MOUNTAINEER LIFE

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WOMEN’S SOCCER

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BIG 12 CONFERENCE „„ The Big 12 ushers in its 21st 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 playing its inaugural season this year. The Wildcats will play as an independent in 2016 before becoming the 10th soccer program in the Big 12 in 2017. „„ 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. „„ 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.

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WOMEN’S SOCCER

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


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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

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MOUNTAINEERS IN THE COMMUNITY

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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 |


„„ 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 the Mountaineers. Women’s soccer studentathletes and coaches participate in a variety of community service activities, including reading at schools, hospital visits and speaking engagements. „„ 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 $5,025 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 $120,000 over the past 12 years to help fight breast cancer.

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MOUNTAINEERS ABROAD

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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 2016 The Mountaineers’ traveled to Barcelona and Paris May 7-16 during their fifth international tour. The squad competed in four friendly matches while exploring international spectacles like The Sagrada Familia and the Eiffel Tour.

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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MOUNTAINEER ALUMNI

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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 Izzo-Brown 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) 

“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)

“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)

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STUDENT-ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT NINETEEN MOUNTAINEERS HAVE BEEN HONORED FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE, INCLUDING 2015 GRADUATE AMANDA HILL, A COSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA FIRST TEAM HONOREE.

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WOMEN’S SOCCER

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


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STUDENT-ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT

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CAMPUS LIFE Character

Public, land-grant institution, founded in 1867.

Research Classification

R1: Doctoral Universities–Highest Research Activity, as described by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

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 31,073, was rated “No. 1 Small City in America” by BizJournals.com for its exceptional quality of life. Business Insider named Morgantown the ninth best college town in America. 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: Kiplinger.com included Morgantown in their 10 great places to live list; one of “Best Sports Cities” by Sporting News; 5th “Best Small Metro” by Forbes; 12th overall “Hottest Small City” by Inc.; one of “50 Smartest Places to Live” by Kiplinger’s; and the second-ranking “Best College Town for Jobs” by Forbes.

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Student Profile

Fall 2015 enrollment, on WVU campuses statewide, was 31,514; 28,776 in Morgantown.

That included:

14,021 West Virginia residents, 14,755 nonresidents 22,498 undergraduates 4,711 graduate and 1,567 professional students

Academic Excellence

WVU ranks nationally for prestigious scholarships: 24 Rhodes Scholars, 22 Truman Scholars, 42 Goldwater Scholars, two British Marshall Scholars, 5 Morris K. Udall Scholars, 5 USA Today All-USA College Academic First Team Members (and 11 academic team honorees), 15 Boren Scholars, 36 Gilman Scholars, 46 Fulbright Scholars, 3 Department of Homeland Security Scholars, 25 Critical Language Scholars, 3 National Institute of Standards and Technology Fellowships and 4 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships.

Degrees Granted

In 2014-15, WVU awarded 7,201 degrees statewide; 1,832 graduate and 428 professional.

Faculty and Staff Profile

Excellent faculty—19 of whom have been named Carnegie Foundation Professors of the Year—guide and mentor students. instructional faculty: 3,244 graduate assistants: 1,650 total main campus employees: 8,239

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Academics

Fourteen colleges and schools offering 353 majors 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; and public health. wvu.edu/Academics/

Student Living Experience

The First-Year Experience helps students navigate their first year at WVU. Elements include First Year Academy, which connects new students to the campus, their academic departments and other students; the Campus Read, which involves first-year students in a common reading experience to promote dialog and critical thinking; 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 award-winning 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

2015 average ACT of 24, SAT (combined math and critical reading) 1052, and high school GPA of 3.45.

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 467 student organizations, and participate in an active intramural program and many club sports. studentactivities.wvu.edu

Study Abroad

Last year, 922 WVU students traveled to another country through 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

Service and Learning

The Center for Service and Learning develops and organizes service learning and volunteer opportunities for students and faculty. WVU earned the Carnegie Foundation’s Community Engagement Classification—joining only 6% of all universities. It is the only institution in West Virginia the foundation recognizes for its community engagement. service.wvu.edu

Scholarships and Aid

Each year, WVU (Morgantown campus) awards over $433 million in financial aid, including $87 million in grants and scholarships. 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. honors.wvu.edu

Internships

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

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Parents Club

The Mountaineer Parents Club, with more than 20,000 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 and the Big 12 Conference, WVU competes at the Division I level in 18 sports. Teams make regular postseason bowl appearances in football, including winning the 2016 Cactus 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 in 2014 and made its 16th straight NCAA appearance in in 2015; women’s basketball advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament in 2016. The WVU rifle team won its 18th national title in 2016, and in 2014 became the first WVU athletic team to visit the White House on NCAA Champions Day. wvusports.com

Facilities

The WVU System spans the state, including 518 buildings on 15,880 acres. The Morgantown campus has 245 buildings (11 on the National Register of Historic Places) on 1,892 acres. WVU operates 10 experimental farms and four forests throughout the state, in addition to WVU Jackson’s Mill State 4-H Camp. jacksonsmill.ext.wvu.edu/

Libraries

The WVU Libraries encompass eight libraries statewide and the WVU Press. Facilities in Morgantown include the Downtown Library Complex, Evansdale Library, Health Sciences Library, Law Library, and the West Virginia and Regional History Center. Onsite collections include more than 2.4 million books and 48,000 journal subscriptions, electronic access to 365 databases, over 500,000 e-books, 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 Sept. 15 for admission the following fall. March 1 is the deadline for WV 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 WVU Visitors Center features unique, cutting-edge displays and traditional West Virginia hospitality. Guided tours are offered Monday through Saturday, except home football Saturdays. visit.wvu.edu

Alumni

Chartered in 1873, the WVU Alumni Association is made up of more than 190,000 graduates worldwide in some 135 nations. alumni.wvu.edu

Private Support

Through March 31, 2016, donors have moved the WVU Foundation more than 95% of the way toward the $1 billion goal for A State of Minds: The Campaign for West Virginia’s University. The campaign was extended through 2017 after donors shattered the original goal more than a year ahead of the deadline. Last fiscal year alone, donors contributed $125 million in new gifts, the second highest fiscal year of giving ever in the Foundation’s history. The Foundation’s total endowment is $565 million. www.wvuf.org

Extension

Throughout the year in West Virginia’s 55 counties, WVU Extension Service faculty and volunteers work with more than 624,111 West Virginians. 4-H alone reaches one in five 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.edu/charleston Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center East – Martinsburg, W.Va.; hsc.wvu.edu/eastern WVU Beckley – Beckley, W.Va.

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2010 Big East Tournament | 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 | 2015 Big 12 Regular Season

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MOUNTAINEER EXCELLENCE 508 STUDENT-ATHLETES WERE NAMED TO THE 2015-16 BIG 12 COMMISSIONER’S HONOR ROLL AND 519 TOTAL STUDENT-ATHLETES WERE NAMED TO THE GARRETT FORD ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL

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Team Records Baseball: 36-22, 12-11 Big 12; 4th place Big 12 Cross Country: 3rd place at Big 12 Championship; NCAA MidAtlantic Regional; 1 NCAA Championship Qualifier Men’s Basketball: 26-9, 13-5 Big 12; 2nd place Big 12; NCAA First Round Women’s Basketball: 25-10, 12-6 Big 12; 3rd place Big 12; NCAA Second Round Football: 8-5, 4-5 Big 12; T-5th place Big 12; Cactus Bowl Champions Gymnastics: 11-8, 1-5 Big 12; 3rd place Big 12; 5th place NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional Rowing: 8th place at Big 12 Championship Rifle: 12-0, 8-0 GARC; GARC Regular-Season & Postseason Champions; NCAA Champions Men’s Soccer: 7-12-0, 2-3-0 MAC; 4th place MAC Women’s Soccer: 19-3-1, 6-0-1 Big 12; Big 12 Regular-Season Champions; NCAA Quarterfinals Men’s Swimming and Diving: 2nd place Big 12; 1 NCAA Qualifier: Andrew Marsh Women’s Swimming and Diving: 4th place Big 12 Women’s Tennis: 6-16, 0-9 Big 12; 10th place Big 12 Women’s Track and Field and Field: Indoor-9th Big 12; Outdoor9th Big 12; 8 NCAA Qualifiers Volleyball: 5-24, 0-16 Big 12; 10th place Big 12 Wrestling: 8-10, 0-4 Big 12; 6th place at Big 12 Championship; 4 NCAA Qualifiers

NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR) Recognition Men’s Basketball

Rowing

Professional Draft Picks KJ Dillion, Football, Houston Texans (NFL), fifth round (159th overall) Chad Donato, Baseball, Houston Astros (MLB), 11th round (337th overall) Bria Holmes, Women’s Basketball, Atlanta Dream (WNBA), first round (11th overall) Karl Joseph, Football, Oakland Raiders (NFL), first round (14th overall) Nick Kwiatkoski, Football, Chicago Bears (NFL), fourth round (113th overall) Wendell Smallwood, Football, Philadelphia Eagles (NFL), fifth round (153rd overall) Blake Smith, Baseball, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (MLB), 29th round (876th overall) Daryl Worley, Football, Carolina Panthers (NFL), third round (77th overall)

Coaching Awards & Honors

Ginny Thrasher, Air Rifle, Smallbore

Nikki Izzo-Brown, Women’s Soccer, Big 12 Coach of the Year Mike Carey, Women’s Basketball, WBCA Victory Club Award (300 wins) Jon Hammond, Rifle, GARC Coach of the Year Bob Huggins, Men’s Basketball, ESPN Infinti Coaches Charity Challenge Second Round Vic Riggs, Men’s Swimming & Diving, Big 12 Coach of the Meet Ja’Juan Seider, Football, Uplifting Athletes Rare Disease Champion Award Finalist Lisa Stoia, Women’s Soccer, NSCAA Central Region Assistant Coach of the Year

Team Conference Champions

CoSIDA Academic All-Americans

Rifle, GARC Regular-Season & Postseason Champions Women’s Soccer, Big 12 Regular-Season Champions

First Team Amanda Hill, Women’s Soccer Kelly Williams, Cross Country/Track & Field Second Team Jack Elliott, Men’s Soccer Third Team Elizabeth Gratz, Rifle Kailey Utley, Women’s Soccer

NCAA Team Champions Rifle

Individual NCAA Champions

Individual Conference Champions Andrew Marsh, Men’s Swimming & Diving, 100 backstroke Ginny Thrasher, Rifle, GARC Smallbore

Individual International Team Honors Will Anti, Rifle, U.S. Junior National Team Michael Bamsey, Rifle, Great Britain National Team Kadeisha Buchanan, Women’s Soccer, Team Canada 2016 Summer Olympic Games, Team Canada CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Championship, CONCACAF Best XI Team, FIFPro Women’s World XI Team, 2015 Women’s World Cup Best Young Player, 2015 BMO Canadian Player of the Year Vanessa Flores, Women’s Soccer, Mexico U-20 National Team Elizabeth Gratz, Rifle, U.S. Junior National Team, National Junior Olympic Shooting Championship 10m air rifle Silver Medal, National Junior Olympic Shooting Championship 50m 3 positions Bronze Medal, Meelis Kiisk, Rifle, Estonian National Team Ashley Lawrence, Women’s Soccer, Team Canada 2016 Summer Olympic Games, Team Canada CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Championship, CONCACAF Best XI Team Garrett Spurgeon, Rifle, United States, U.S. National Team, Bianca St. Georges, Women’s Soccer, Canada U-20 National Team Ginny Trasher, Rifle, Team United States 2016 Summer Olympic Games

NCAA Team Qualifiers Cross Country Gymnastics Men’s Basketball

Rifle Women’s Basketball Women’s Soccer

NCAA Individual Qualifiers Dylan Cottrell, Wrestling Andrew Marsh, Men’s Swimming & Diving Zeke Moisey, Wrestling Millie Paladino, Cross Country Bubba Scheffel, Wrestling Jacob A. Smith, Wrestling

NCAA Championship Awards Ginny Thrasher, Rifle, Top Performer

WVUWomensSoccer

First Team Michael Bamsey, Rifle, NRA Smallbore Kadeisha Buchanan, Women’s Soccer, NSCAA All-America Elizabeth Gratz, Rifle, NRA Air Rifle Meelis Kiisk, Rifle, CRCA, NRA Smallbore Nick Kwiatkoski, Football, ProFootballFocus All-America Ashley Lawrence, Women’s Soccer, NSCAA All-America Jean-Pierre Lucas, Rifle, NRA Smallbore Garrett Spurgeon, Rifle, CRCA NRA Air Rifle, NRA Smallbore Patrick Sunderman, Rifle, NRA Air Rifle Ginny Thrasher, Rifle, CRCA, NRA Air Rifle Second Team Michael Bamsey, Rifle, CRCA Amanda Hill, Women’s Soccer, Senior CLASS Award Bria Holmes, Women’s Basketball, Senior CLASS Award Meelis Kiisk, Rifle, NRA Air Rifle Kirah Koshinski, Gymnastics, NACGC/W Regular Season (Vault) Jamie Merriam, Men’s Soccer, Senior CLASS Award Patrick Sunderman, Rifle, CRCA, NRA Smallbore Ginny Thrasher, Rifle, NRA Smallbore Third Team Karl Joseph, Football, CBS Sports Jean-Pierre Lucas, Rifle, CRCA Freshman Darius Hill, Baseball, Louisville Slugger, National Collegiate Baseball Writers Baseball America Ivan Vera, Baseball, Baseball All-America

Honorable Mention

NCAA Individual Regional Qualifiers Amy Cashin, Outdoor Track & Field Jillian Forsey, Outdoor Track & Field Brianna Kerekes, Outdoor Track & Field Shamoya McNeil, Outdoor Track & Field Millie Paladino, Outdoor Track & Field Savanna Plombon, Outdoor Track & Field Hannah Stone, Outdoor Track & Field Megan Yuan, Outdoor Track & Field

All-Americans

Elizabeth Gratz, Rifle, CRCA, NRA Smallbore Bria Holmes, Women’s Basketball, Associated Press, Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Jean-Pierre Lucas, Rifle, NRA Air Rifle Karl Joseph, Football, SI.com All-American

All-Conference First Team Michaela Abam, Women’s Soccer, All-Big 12 Michael Bamsey, Rifle, All-GARC Smallbore Maggie Bedillion, Women’s Soccer, All-Big 12 Danique Bryan, Track & Field, Outdoor All-Big 12 long jump Kadeisha Buchanan, Women’s Soccer, All-Big 12 Nate Carr, Men’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 400 IM Amy Cashin, Track & Field, Indoor All-Big 12 mile run, Outdoor All-Big 12 3,000-meter steeplechase @WVUWomensSoccer

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Chad Donato, Baseball, All-Big 12 Sara Finfrock, Track & Field, Outdoor All-Big 12 pole vault Jillian Forsey, Track & Field, Indoor All-Big 12 5,000-meter run, Outdoor All-Big 12 5,000-meter run Aidan Fumagalli, Men’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 200 breaststroke Jaimee Gillmore, Women’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 100 freestyle Elizabeth Gratz, Rifle, All-GARC Air Rifle Bria Holmes, Women’s Basketball, All-Big 12 (unanimous selection) Meelis Kiisk, Rifle, All-GARC Combined Score, All-GARC Smallbore Nick Kwiatkoski, Football, Coaches’ All-Big 12; ESPN.com All-Big 12, Phil Steele All-Big 12 Kirah Koshinski, Gymnastics, All-Big 12 Vault Ashley Lawrence, Women’s Soccer, All-Big 12 Andrew Marsh, Men’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 100 freestyle Shamoya McNeil, Track & Field, Indoor All-Big 12 triple jump Outdoor All-Big 12 triple jump Alex Obendorf, Men’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 Platform Tyler Orlosky, Football, ESPN.com All-Big 12 Nick O’Toole, Football, Coaches’ All-Big 12; ESPN.com All-Big 12, Phil Steele All-Big 12, Associated Press All-Big 12 Millie Paladino, Track & Field, Indoor All-Big 12 3,000-meter run, Outdoor All-Big 12 1,500-meter run Faith Penny, Track & Field, Indoor All-Big 12 high jump, Outdoor All-Big 12 high jump Michael Proietto, Men’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 1-meter and platform Emma Skelley, Women’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 1,650 freestyle Max Spencer, Men’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 100 breaststroke, All-Big 12 200 breaststroke Garrett Spurgeon, Rifle, All-GARC Air Rifle, All-GARC Combined Score, All-GARC Smallbore Patrick Sunderman, Rifle, All-GARC Air Rifle Hannah Stone, Track & Field, Indoor All-Big 12 high jump, Outdoor All-Big 12 high jump Ginny Thrasher, Rifle, All-GARC Air Rifle, All-GARC Combined Score Kailey Utley, Women’s Soccer, All-Big 12 Rebecca Wendt, Track & Field, Indoor All-Big 12 1,000-meter run Daryl Worley, Football, Coaches’ All-Big 12; Phil Steele All-Big 12, ESPN.com All-Big 12 Second Team Will Anti, Rifle, All-GARC Smallbore Michael Bamsey, Rifle, All-GARC Combined Score Ryan Cain, Men’s Soccer, All-MAC Nate Carr, Men’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 200 IM, All-Big 12 200 backstroke Jackson Cramer, Baseball, All-Big 12 KJ Dillon, Football, Coaches’ All-Big 12 Merwane ElMerini - Men’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 50 freestyle, All-Big 12 100 backstroke Aidan Fumagalli, Men’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 100 breaststroke Taylor Gill, Women’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 400 IM Jaimee Gillmore, Women’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 50 freestyle, All-Big 12 100 butterfly Ross Glegg, Men’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 500 freestyle Elizabeth Gratz, Rifle, All-GARC Combined Score Emma Harris, Women’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 200 breaststroke Jay Hickey, Men’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 100 backstroke, All-Big 12 200 backstroke Amanda Hill, Women’s Soccer, All-Big 12 Darius Hill, Baseball, All-Big 12 Jake Iotte, Men’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 100 breaststroke, All-Big 12 200 breaststroke Meelis Kiisk, Rifle, All-GARC Air Rifle James Koval, Men’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 1,650 freestyle Nick Kwiatkoski, Football, Associated Press All-Big 12 Andrew Marsh, Men’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 100 butterfly Logan McHenry, Men’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 3-meter, All-Big 12 platform Chris McMahon, Men’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 500 freestyle Lanay Montgomery, Women’s Basketball, All-Big 12 Noble Nwachukwu, Associated Press All-Big 12 Alex Obendorf, Men’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 1 meter Jaysean Paige, Men’s Basketball, Associated Press All-Big 12, Coaches’ All-Big 12 Jean-Pierre Lucas, Rifle, All-GARC Air Rifle, All-GARC Combined Score, All-GARC Smallbore Joey Piatczyc, Men’s Soccer, All-MAC Carla Portillo, Women’s Soccer, All-Big 12 Michael Prioetto, Men’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 3-meter Tyler Orlosky, Football, Coaches’ All-Big 12 Kyle Rose, Football, Associated Press All-Big 12 Bianca St. Georges, Women’s Soccer, All-Big 12 Lindsay Schmidt, Women’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 3-meter Emma Skelley, Women’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 500 freestyle Wendell Smallwood, Football, Coaches’ All-Big 12, Phil Steele All-Big 12, Associated Press All-Big 12

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Austin Smith, Men’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 platform Hannah Steadman, Women’s Soccer, All-Big 12 Patrick Sunderman, Rifle, All-GARC Smallbore; All-GARC Combined Score Ginny Thrasher, Rifle, All-GARC Smallbore Chase Williams, Men’s Swimming & Diving, All-Big 12 200 butterfly Devin Williams, Men’s Basketball, Associated Press All-Big 12, Coaches’ All-Big 12 Daryl Worley, Football, Associated Press All-Big 12 Third Team KJ Dillon, Football, Phil Steele All-Big 12 Tyler Orlosky, Football, Phil Steele All-Big 12

Honorable Mention Will Anti, Rifle, All-GARC Combined Score Michael Bamsey, Rifle, All-GARC Air Rifle Jared Barber, Football, Coaches’ All-Big 12 Kyle Davis, Baseball, All-Big 12 Jimmy Galusky, Baseball, All-Big 12 Shelton Gibson, Football, Coaches’ All-Big 12 Elizabeth Gratz, Rifle, All-GARC Smallbore Michael Grove, Baseball, All-Big 12 Karl Joseph, Football, Coaches’ All-Big 12 Josh Lambert, Football, Coaches’ All-Big 12 Noble Nwachkwu, Football, Coaches’ All-Big 12 Arielle Roberson, Women’s Basketball, All-Big 12 Blake Smith, Baseball, All-Big 12 Ivan Vera, Baseball, All-Big 12 Elijah Wellman, Football, Coaches’ All-Big 12

Specialty, All-Newcomer/Freshman Teams Jevon Carter, Men’s Basketball, Coaches’ Big 12 All-Defensive Sh’Nia Gordon, Women’s Soccer, All-Big 12 Freshman Darius Hill, Baseball, All-Big 12 Freshman Tynice Martin, Women’s Basketball, All-Big 12 Freshman Lanay Montgomery, Women’s Basketball, Big 12 All-Defensive Bianca St. Georges, Women’s Soccer, All-Big 12 Freshman Ivan Vera, Baseball, All-Big 12 Freshman

Conference All-Tournament Teams Kadeisha Buchanan, Women’s Soccer, Big 12 Kyle Davis, Baseball, Big 12 Conner Dotson, Baseball, Big 12 Amanda Hill, Women’s Soccer, Big 12 KC Huth, Baseball, Big 12 Kirah Koshinski, Gymnastics, Big 12 Kailey Utley, Women’s Soccer, Big 12 Ross Vance, Baseball, Big 12 Devin Williams, Men’s Basketball, Big 12

Conference Major Awards Kadeisha Buchanan, Women’s Soccer, Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year Kirah Koshinski, Gymnastics, Big 12 Newcomer of the Year Nathan Howells, Men’s Swimming & Diving, Big 12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year Tynice Martin, Women’s Basketball, Big 12 Freshman of the Year Jaysean Paige, Men’s Basketball, Big 12 Sixth Man Award Garrett Spurgeon, Rifle, GARC Senior of the Year, GARC Shooter of the Year Bianca St. Georges, Women’s Soccer, Big 12 Co-Freshman of the Year Ginny Thrasher, Rifle, GARC Rookie of the Year

National Awards and Recognition Kadeisha Buchanan, Women’s Soccer, Missouri Athletic Club Hermann Trophy Finalist, 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Best Young Player Award, BMO Canadian Female Player of the Year, Soccer Net News Women’s College Boot Award, Collegiate Women’s Sports Awards Honda Sport Award nominee, CONCACAF Female Player of the Year Award nominee, CONCACAF Female Best XI Defender Award nominee, TopDrawerSoccer.com Best XI First Team Bria Holmes, Women’s Basketball, Senior CLASS Award finalist Amanda Hill, Women’s Soccer, Senior CLASS Award finalist Ashley Lawrence, Women’s Soccer, Missouri Athletic Club Hermann Trophy Semifinalis, CONCACAF Female Best XI Midfielder Award nominee, TopDrawerSoccer.com Best XI Second Team Jaysean Paige, Men’s Basketball, Reese’s NABC Division I All-Stars Tynice Martin, Women’s Basketball, USBWA National Freshman of the Year finalist Jamie Merriam, Men’s Soccer, Senior CLASS Award finalist Devin Williams, Men’s Basketball, Allstate NABC Good Works Team nominee

Regional Awards Alan Cooke, Golf, 97th West Virginia Amateur Champion Kadeisha Buchanan, Women’s Soccer, NSCAA All-Central Region First Team Amanda Hill, Women’s Soccer, NSCAA All-Central Region Second Team

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


Darius Hill, Baseball, ABCA/Rawlings East All-Region First Team Bria Holmes, Women’s Basketball, WBCA All-Region 3 Team Ashley Lawrence, Women’s Soccer, NSCAA All-Central Region First Team Jaysean Paige, Men’s Basketball, USBWA All-District II Team Jon Ransone, Golf, U.S. Open Sectional Qualifier Hannah Stedman, Women’s Soccer, NSCAA All-Central Region Third Team Kailey Utley, Women’s Soccer, NSCAA All-Central Region First Team Devin Williams, Men’s Basketball, USBWA All-District II Team

Academic All-Conference First Team Darren Arndt, Football Aria Asselta, Rowing Hailey Barrett, Women’s Tennis Maggie Bedillion, Women’s Soccer Robyn Bernard, Gymnastics Madeline Bolin, Women’s Swimming & Diving Brandon Boone, Baseball Mackenzie Braden, Women’s Swimming & Diving Megan Brophy, Rowing Alisha Brownfield, Rowing Jevon Carter, Men’s Basketball Amy Cashin, Cross Country, Track & Field Lyn Yuen Choo, Women’s Tennis Allie Coates, Rowing Shaun Corso, Baseball Amelie Currat, Women’s Swimming & Diving Emily Deming, Rowing John DePalma, Football Alyssa Diehl, Cross Country Maggie Drazba, Cross Country Leah Emaus, Women’s Soccer Morgan Emter, Women’s Swimming & Diving Rachel Faulds, Cross Country Kelsey Frantz, Women’s Swimming & Diving Aidan Fumagalli, Men’s Swimming & Diving Gianna Gotterba, Volleyball Jordan Gillette, Gymnastics Jamiee Gillmore, Women’s Swimming & Diving Ross Glegg, Men’s Swimming & Diving Ray Guerrini, Baseball Brynn Harshbarger, Cross Country Susannah Hartlove, Rowing Amanda Hill, Women’s Soccer Elizabeth Hooper, Rowing Nathan Howells, Men’s Swimming & Diving Melissa Idell, Gymnastics, Jake Iotte, Men’s Swimming & Diving Elizabeth Kantak, Rowing Brianna Kerekes, Cross Country, Track & Field James Koval, Men’s Swimming & Diving Corinne Kule, Cross Country Jaida Lawrence, Gymnastics Carolina Lewis, Women’s Tennis Andrew Marsh, Men’s Swimming & Diving Celia Martinez De La Torree, Women’s Swimming & Diving Shamoya McNeil, Track & Field Joe Miller, Men’s Swimming & Diving Daxter Miles, Men’s Basketball Morgan Montgomery, Volleyball Louisa Morgan, Rowing Kaja Mrgole, Women’s Tennis Katie Murto, Women’s Swimming & Diving Tyler Orlosky, Football Millie Paladino, Cross Country Savanna Plombon, Cross Country, Track & Field Abbigail Rees, Rowing Lindsay Schmidt, Women’s Swimming & Diving Sydney Scott, Cross Country, Track & Field Habiba Shaker, Women’s Tennis Khairi Shariff, Football Hannah Shereve, Volleyball Jackson Sigman, Baseball Emma Skelley, Women’s Swimming & Diving Maxwell Spencer, Men’s Swimming & Diving Jacqueline Spiropoulos, Rowing Hannah Stone, Track & Field Paige Szabat, Cross Country Ross Vance, Baseball Kailey Utley, Women’s Soccer Bria Welker, Track & Field Rebecca Wendt, Track & Field Kelly Williams, Cross Country Track & Field Chris Williams, Golf Loren Williams, Women’s Swimming & Diving Second Team Nathan Adrian, Men’s Basketball Amanda Bowman, Gymnastics

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Kadeisha Buchanan, Women’s Soccer Alan Cooke, Golf Jackson Cramer, Baseball Frank Csonka, Men’s Swimming & Diving Kyle Davis, Baseball Sara Finfrock, Track & Field, Philomena Fiorenzi, Women’s Swimming & Diving Madelin Gardner, Track & Field Alexa Goldberg, Gymnastics Austin Green, Men’s Swimming & Diving Bria Holmes, Women’s Basketball Skyler Howard, Football Ashley Lawrence, Women’s Soccer Grant Lingafelter, Football Emma Luigard, Women’s Swimming & Diving Yvon Martinez, Women’s Tennis Zeke Moisey, Wrestling Zaakira Muhammad, Gymnastics Chris Nelson, Wrestling Nick O’Toole, Football Andrew Riebel, Men’s Swimming & Diving Bubba Scheffel, Wrestling Mason Short, Golf Devin Williams, Men’s Basketball

All-Big 12 Rookie Team Cole Austin, Baseball Jacob Brewer, Baseball Tanner Campbell, Baseball Michael Grove, Baseball Endy Morales, Baseball Alexis Brewer, Women’s Basketball Katrina Pardee, Women’s Basketball Yassemeen Sa’Dullah, Women’s Basketball Lauren Saiki, Women’s Basketball Olivia Seggie, Women’s Basketball Anna French, Cross Country Olivia Hill, Cross Country Tristan Nicholls, Golf Carly Galpin, Gymnastics Kirah Koshinski, Gymnastics Jaquie Tun, Gymnastics Tiara Wright, Gymnastics Madison Hrynda, Rowing Carly Ledbetter, Rowing Hannah Abraham, Women’s Soccer Laurel Carpenter, Women’s Soccer Patricia Fernandez, Women’s Soccer Vanessa Flores, Women’s Soccer Sh’Nia Gordon, Women’s Soccer Easther Mayi Kith, Women’s Soccer Amanda Saymon, Women’s Soccer Bianca St. Georges, Women’s Soccer Georgia Baldus, Women’s Swimming & Diving Marah Bieger, Women’s Swimming & Diving Emmott Blitch, Men’s Swimming & Diving Julia Calcut, Women’s Swimming & Diving Emilie Chambers, Women’s Swimming & Diving Drew Damich, Men’s Swimming & Diving Fernando Duenas, Men’s Swimming & Diving Lexi Glassmire, Women’s Swimming & Diving Sam Hall, Women’s Swimming & Diving Emma Harris, Women’s Swimming & Diving Adam Poe, Men’s Swimming & Diving Jake Preaskorn, Men’s Swimming & Diving Mary Smith, Women’s Swimming & Diving Jake Williams, Men’s Swimming & Diving Madelyn Woods, Women’s Swimming & Diving Paula Goetz, Tennis Abigail Roisello, Tennis Kirsten White, Tennis Danique Bryan, Track & Field Jordan Hess, Track & Field Chaqieta Robinson, Track & Field Connor Flynn, Wrestling

All-Big 12 Academic At-Large Team First Team Jad Arslan, Men’s Soccer Michael Bamsey, Rifle Ivo Cabral, Men’s Soccer Mike Desiderio, Men’s Soccer Jack Elliott, Men’s Soccer Elizabeth Gratz, Rifle Meelis Kiisk, Rifle Zak Leedom, Men’s Soccer Patrick Sunderman, Rifle Second Team Felix Angerer, Men’s Soccer Jamie Merriam, Men’s Soccer Jean-Pierre Lucas, Rifle

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Garrett Spurgeon, Rifle

Academic Momentum Award by the Scholar Baller Taylor Gill, Women’s Swimming & Diving, First Team

Academic All-MAC

Amanda Hill, Women’s Soccer, Third Team Kailey Utley, Women’s Soccer, Second Team

Cactus Bowl MVPs

Carly Black, Women’s Soccer Amy Cashin, Track & Field/Cross Country Jack Elliott, Men’s Soccer Elizabeth Gratz, Rifle, At-Large Amanda Hill, Women’s Soccer Nathan Howells, Men’s Swimming, At-Large Kailey Utley, Women’s Soccer Kelly Williams, Track & Field/Cross Country

Meelis Kiisk Jean-Pierre Lucas Garrett Spurgeon

Skyler Howard, Football, Offensive MVP

Curtis Jones Jr. Award Terrell Chestnut

Ed Pastilong Award Jared Barber

Academic Awards

College Rifle Coaches Association (CRCA) Scholastic All-America Team Patrick Sunderman Ginny Thrasher

College Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) National Scholar-Athletes Madison James Louisa Morgan Jacqueline Spiropoulos

College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-America Team Award West Virginia Women’s Swimming & Diving Team

College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-America Team Emmott Blitch, Honorable Mention Julia Calcut, Honorable Mention Amelie Currat, Honorable Mention Aidan Fumagalli, Honorable Mention Jaimee Gillmore, Honorable Mention Andrew Marsh, First Team Lindsay Schmidt, Honorable Mention Madelyn Woods, Honorable Mention

Mid-American Conference Distinguished Scholar Athletes Jack Elliott

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NSCAA Scholar All-America NSCAA Scholar All-East Region

CoSIDA Academic All-District II

Alisha Brownfield Emily Deming Elizabeth Hooper

Women’s Soccer Kailey Utley, Women’s Soccer, Third Team

Haydon Bennett, Men’s Soccer Ivo Cabral, Men’s Soccer Mike Desiderio, Men’s Soccer Jack Elliott, Men’s Soccer Zak Leedom, Men’s Soccer Louis Thomas, Men’s Soccer

Will Anti Michael Bamsey Elizabeth Gratz

NSCAA Team Academic Award

Carly Black, Women’s Soccer, Big 12 Conference’s Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award John DePalma, Football, National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society Allie Diehl, Track & Field/Cross Country, Big 12 Conference’s Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award Maggie Drazba, Track & Field/Cross Country, Big 12 Conference’s Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award Taylor Gill, Women’s Swimming & Diving, Academic Momentum Award First Team Elizabeth Gratz, Rifle, WVU GARC Scholar-Athlete of the Year Peyton Hampson, Track & Field/Cross Country, Big 12 Conference’s Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award Amanda Hill, Women’s Soccer, Big 12 Conference’s Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award, 2016 Order of Augusta, WVU Foundation Outstanding Scholar Big 12 Dr. Prentice Gautt Postgraduate Scholarship Brianna Kerekes, Track & Field/Cross Country, Big 12 Conference’s Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award Corinne Kule, Track & Field/Cross Country, Big 12 Conference’s Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award Katie Murto, Women’s Swimming & Diving, Big 12 Conference’s Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award, Big 12 Dr. Prentice Gautt Postgraduate Scholarship Sydney Scott, Track & Field/Cross Country, Big 12 Conference’s Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award Hannah Shreve, Volleyball, Big 12 Conference’s Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award, WVU Foundation Outstanding Senior Kelly Williams, Women’s Track & Field, Big 12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Big 12 Athlete of the Year Nominees Kadeisha Buchanan, Football Tyler Orlosky, Football

NACGC/W Scholastic All-Americans

Big 12 Sportsperson of the Year Nominees

Dayah Haley Jaida Lawrence

Avery Schneider, Men’s Golf Hannah Shreve, Volleyball

Mackenzie Myers Lia Salzano

Erica Smith Maci Sump

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COACHING

Staff

Nikki Izzo-Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Q&A with Coach Izzo-Brown . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Lisa Stoia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Marisa Kanela . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Zach Johnson/Theo Egbele . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Support Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66


NIKKIIzzo-Brown HEAD COACH 21ST SEASON

Date of Birth: May 4 Hometown: Rochester, New York Alma Mater: Rochester, 1993 Year at WVU: 21st Coaching Career: West Virginia Wesleyan, assistant coach, 1993; West Virginia Wesleyan, head coach, 1994; West Virginia University, 1996-present. Record at WVU: 286-101-44 Overall Record: 299-106-44 Playing Career: (defender) Rochester, 1989-92

Entering her 21st 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 teams. In her previous 20 seasons, Izzo-Brown has coached 15 players who went on to play professionally, 20 All-Americans, 18 Academic All-Americans, 14 Missouri Athletic Club (MAC) Hermann Trophy candidates and one finalist, 18 conference players of the year, two Olympians and FIFA Women’s World Cup participants and one FIFA Women’s World Cup Best Young Player honoree. The Mountaineers enter the program’s 21st season having made an appearance in each of the last 16 NCAA Tournaments, the country’s seventh-longest streak. To date, Izzo-Brown has led the Mountaineers to an impressive 286-101-44 overall record and a 119-41-20 conference mark that includes nine regular-season titles and five tournament championships. West Virginia has won at least one conference title in each of the last five seasons, including the 2015 Big 12 Conference regular-season crown, its fourth straight, bringing the team’s Big 12 trophy count to six in four seasons. Women’s soccer won the school’s first Big 12

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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 reached new levels in 2015, as the team spent 15 weeks ranked within the top 10 of the NSCAA Poll, peaking at a program-record No. 2, a position it held for two weeks. Additionally, WVU has defeated a top10 opponent in 11 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. Izzo-Brown has never had a losing season as head coach and has led WVU to 16 straight 10-plus win seasons. Additionally, she has earned 11 combined conference and regional coach of the year awards since 2000.

2015 Season Izzo-Brown made sure the Mountaineers’ 20th season was a year to remember, as she led WVU back to the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals, the squad’s second appearance and first since 2007. The tournament appearance was the

team’s 16th straight, and the program’s No. 2 seed was its highest ever. In addition to their run through the NCAA Tournament, the Mountaineers also captured their fourth straight Big 12 Conference regular-season title with a 6-0-1 mark. WVU is the only program in Big 12 history to win four straight outright titles. The unbeaten Big 12 mark is the team’s third in four seasons. The Mountaineers finished the season at 19-3-1, and the 19 victories are a program record. WVU was ranked in the top 10 of the NSCAA Poll the last 15 weeks of the season and peaked at a program-record No. 2, a position the squad held for two weeks. The Mountaineers finished the year ranked No. 7, also a team record. Led by Izzo-Brown, the WVU defense posted a program-record 15 shutouts, the third-best mark in the NCAA, and allowed just 11 goals and 44 corner kicks all year. WVU ended the season ranked No. 5 nationally in goals-against average (0.471) and shutout percentage (0.652). The 11 goals allowed were the fewest in program history. The Mountaineer offense also was spectacular and set a program record with 61 goals. Named the Big 12 Conference Coach of the Year for

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an unprecedented fourth straight season, Izzo-Brown saw defender Kadeisha Buchanan become the program’s firstever MAC Hermann Trophy finalist. The Best Young Player at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, Buchanan and midfielder Ashley Lawrence, a Hermann Trophy semifinalist, were named to the NSCAA All-America First Team, marking the first time in program history two Mountaineers were selected as semifinalist for the Hermann Trophy and garnered All-America First Team honors. WVU has had at least one Hermann Trophy semifinalist in each of the last three seasons. Senior Amanda Hill pushed WVU’s All-America count to three, as she was named to the Senior CLASS AllAmerica Second Team. Hill also was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America First Team, and classmate Kailey Utley landed on the NSCAA Scholar All-America Third Team. Buchanan secured her third straight Big 12 Defender of the Year honor, and defender Bianca St. Georges was named the Big 12 Freshman of the Year. Additionally 10 of the 11 WVU starters earned a combined 11 All-Big 12 honors, a league-best mark and a program record.

2012-14 In their first three seasons as members of the Big 12 Conference, the Mountaineers staked their claim as the team to beat, winning five conference titles, including three straight regular-season crowns, and six players of the year awards. Izzo-Brown led the Mountaineers to two Big 12 Conference titles in 2014, as WVU successfully defended its regular-season and championship titles. The Mountaineers ended the season on a 19-match unbeaten streak, a program record, and went unbeaten 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. The Mountaineer defense 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 earned her third straight Big 12 Coach of the Year honor, while Buchanan scored her second consecutive Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year honor and Michaela Abam was named the Big 12 Newcomer of the Year. WVU collected a conference-best nine All-Big 12 honors. 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 MAC Hermann Trophy. Additionally, Kate Schwindel was named to the Senior CLASS All-America Second Team, the program’s first Senior CLASS Award finalist. Izzo-Brown capped off the season with her second straight NSCAA Central Region Coach of the Year award, her fifth career honor. The Mountaineers secured seven straight victories in conference play in 2013 to earn their second straight Big 12 title 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 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 accolades for Izzo-Brown. Additionally, Silva, a 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.

2010-11 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 WVUWomensSoccer

UNDER NIKKI IZZO-BROWN All-Americans Amanda Hill (2015) Ashley Lawrence (2015) Kate Schwindel (2014) Kadeisha Buchanan (2013, 2014, 2015) 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)

Scholar and Academic All-Americans Amanda Hill (2015) Kailey Utley (2015) 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 Kadeisha Buchanan (Defensive – 2015) Bianca St. Georges (Newcomer – 2015) 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) Kate Schwindel (NWSL) 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 NAIA

1996

10-7-2

West Virginia

1997

11-6-2

West Virginia

1998 11-6-2

West Virginia

1999

9-9-1

West Virginia

2000

15-6-0

West Virginia

NCAA

2001 15-5-1

West Virginia

NCAA

2002

18-3-1

West Virginia

NCAA

2003

17-4-2

West Virginia

NCAA

2004

15-6-0

West Virginia

NCAA

2005

12-6-3

West Virginia

NCAA

2006

14-4-3

West Virginia

NCAA

2007

18-5-2

West Virginia

NCAA

2008

14-3-6

West Virginia

NCAA

2009

10-7-6

West Virginia

NCAA

2010

18-5-2

West Virginia

NCAA

2011

17-5-0

West Virginia

NCAA

2012

11-5-4

West Virginia

NCAA

2013

16-4-3

West Virginia

NCAA

2014

16-2-4

West Virginia

NCAA

2015

19-3-1

West Virginia

NCAA

Total 299-106-44

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. 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.

All-American develop as forward Laura Kane earned the nod from the NSCAA after an eight goal, nine assist senior season. West Virginia was nationally ranked for the first time in 2000, a regional coach of the year season for Izzo-Brown’s first-ever NCAA Tournament team. Four team members landed spots on Big East all-conference teams, including Big East Offensive Player of the Year Katie Barnes and co-Big East Rookie of the Year Stoia. In that season, Barnes became WVU’s first All-American.

2005-09

The Early Years

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 then-school record for wins (18). The 2007 squad advanced to the program’s first NCAA Elite Eight while establishing an attendance record with more than 3,000 fans for the NCAA Elite Eight contest with USC. Three players earned All-America status and six were named All-Big East. Forward Ashley Banks added to Izzo-Brown’s collection of major award winners as the 2007 Big East Offensive Player of the Year and a Hermann Trophy semifinalist. WVU won Big East division titles in three straight seasons (2006-08) and at least one Mountaineer earned All-America honors from 2006-09. Carolyn Blank added the title of Big 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. Ten seasons ago, Izzo-Brown took her high-powered offense to the 2006 NCAA Tournament as WVU scored a then-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.

Izzo-Brown accepted perhaps her greatest challenge on Aug. 3, 1995, when then-WVU Director of Athletics Ed Pastilong named her the first head coach of West Virginia’s women’s soccer program. In WVU’s inaugural season, Izzo-Brown led a young team to an amazing 10-7-2 record and a 4-4-1 Big East mark. WVU finished fifth in the conference, surprising Big East coaches, whose preseason prediction picked the fledgling Mountaineers to finish dead last. Soccer Buzz ranked West Virginia as the eighth-best “new program” in the nation. In addition, Izzo-Brown’s first season at WVU produced a Big East All-Rookie Team member in defender Stacey Sollmann. Only two years later, West Virginia made its first Big East Tournament 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.

2000-04

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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 then-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

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 18 Academic All-Americans, and the NSCAA honored her team in the fall of 2015 with its 14th consecutive NSCAA Team Academic Award for its work in the classroom. Fourteen student-athletes earned Academic All-Big 12 honors in 2015, with eight freshmen landing on the Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team. A program-best 11 student-athletes were named to the 2014 All-Big 12 Academic Soccer Team. For the eighth straight season, at least one Mountaineer was an NSCAA Scholar All-Region honoree in 2015, as Kailey Utley was named to the Third Team. Additionally, Amanda Hill earned CoSIDA Academic All-America First Team honors.

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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 20 players to All-America status and 18 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 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 then-head 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 competed for the Canadian Women’s National Team at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada, with Buchanan earning the Best Young Player award. The duo also were named to Canada’s 18-player roster for the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games, becoming the first WVU women’s soccer players named to an Olympic roster.

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

Prior To WVU As a player, Izzo-Brown attained All-America status at Rochester, where she was a four-year starter from 1989-92. During that span, Izzo-Brown helped the Yellowjackets to a 58-10-9 record and four straight NCAA Tournament appearances. In 1991, as a junior, she led Rochester to a 16-4-2 mark and a spot in the NCAA championship game. 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. 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. In May 2010, Izzo-Brown was named to the West Virginia Executive Sports Hall of Fame. Later that fall, she was inducted into the University of Rochester Athletic Hall of Fame for her outstanding achievement in the sport of soccer. Five 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.

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

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

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

Ohio Ohio State Oklahoma Oklahoma State Old Dominion Penn State Pitt Princeton Providence Purdue Radford Rhode Island Richmond Robert Morris Rutgers

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St. Bonaventure St. Francis (Pa.) St. John’s St. Louis Seton Hall SIUE Southern Methodist Stanford Syracuse TCU Tennessee Texas Texas Tech Towson UCF

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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 NikkiIzzo-Brown WITH COACH

There will be four seniors leading the Mountaineers in 2016. How does this group step up and replace the senior leadership you benefited from last year?

I think this group of seniors understands the importance of quality senior leadership because of the great example last year’s class set. All four of these athletes has learned a lot over the last three years and they know what leadership can do for the whole team’s success. I know that each of them will combine her soccer knowledge and those learned lessons to help push the team forward in 2016. When a squad stands 90 minutes away from the NCAA College Cup, how does that motivate the team that follows to not only reach that level again, but to also move ahead? I think that any time you are that close to a goal and you realize that opportunity was there, it gives you hope, a burning desire to get back to that level and extra motivation to push through that door. I think our returning student-athletes realize they need be a bit more focused, work a little harder and push our technical abilities. The defense put forth a dominant performance in 2015, posting a school-record 15 shutouts and allowing a program-low 11 goals. After the loss of goalkeeper Hannah Steadman and outside back Maggie Bedillion, All-Big 12 performers, to graduation, where do you see this unit going this season? Despite the experience we lost, we return a lot, including senior defensive center backs Kadeisha Buchanan and Carly Black, and I know they’re going to do a great job leading our defense. I have all the faith in (junior goalkeeper) Michelle Newhouse. I think she’ll understand the large shoes she has to fill with the loss of Hannah. I think our entire backline will understand what it has to do to continue the defensive success the 2015 team achieved.

MichaelaABAM Conversely, your offense seemed unstoppable at times last season, and the team scored a program-record 61 goals. With top point earner Kailey Utley (12 G, 6 A) also lost to graduation, who does the goal-scoring responsibility fall to? We’ll need an attacking player to step up and provide some of the goals Kailey got for us last year. It could be (senior midfielder) Ashley Lawrence helping out, stepping up and filling in on some of those goals. It could be (junior forward) Heather Kaleiohi coming in and playing more. Maybe it’s (sophomore forward) Sh’Nia Gordon, Z (junior forward Amandine Pierre-Louis) or (junior forward) Michaela Abam. Whoever it is, we hope everyone is going to spread it out and contribute whatever way she can to make sure that we’re winning. We have some new players, too, that we hope will even out our attack and contribute at a top level. The 2016 schedule certainly will challenge your team, as it features seven squads that qualified for the 2015 NCAA Tournament, including a season-opening match at defending national champion Penn State. You open your home slate against Clemson, the Atlantic Coast Conference’s third-place team in 2015, and also will travel to national runner-up Duke. Why is this year’s difficult schedule so important to your team’s goals? As I always say – to be the best, you must prepare yourself against the best. Each of the teams that made last year’s NCAA Tournament will show us different ways to play the game and will present unique challenges that will help us prepare for the Big 12 Conference season.

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It’s never where we begin a season but more about where we end. When you play high-level teams, you really have a great opportunity to better see your strengths and weaknesses.

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What advantages does your team gain by playing at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium?

You have two world-class athletes on the roster this season in seniors Kadeisha Buchanan and Ashley Lawrence. How do you use their skills to best benefit the team, and is it fair to assume opponents are going to specifically target them in their game plans? As a team, we’ve always had a target on our back because opponents want what we have. Championship teams bring out the best in other teams. When you have two elite student-athletes who have played at the game’s highest stages, opponents are going to go after them; they want to shut down Ashley in the attack or take on Keish in the attack so they can say they beat the best center back in the world. Fortunately, I know Ashley and Keish are very competitive, and they won’t allow either of those things to happen easily. Twenty student-athletes return from the 2015 team. What growth have you seen from this group since the season closed? I think the spring season is always a time for players to step-up and show where they can really contribute. I saw a lot from (junior forward) Heather Kaleiohi – she has done a lot of great things and has shown what she can do for us on the front line. I think (sophomore defender) Easther Mayi Kith had a great spring season. She had to step into the starting lineup last year when Carly Black went out with an injury, and that was big for her development. While Kadeisha was off training with the Canadian National Team, Easther was able to show some great leadership on our backline. (Sophomore defender/forward) Hannah Abraham continues to grow, and (junior goalkeeper) Michelle Newhouse gained a lot of experience during the spring and on our foreign tour.

We secured our 100th victory at Dick Dlesk Stadium in our last home game of the 2015 season, and we are very aware of how special our home stadium is and how special Mountaineer Nation’s support is to our continued success. Our fans bring so much energy to each of our home matches. We put a lot of pride into defending our home-field advantage and recognize that Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium is sacred ground. We know that with the support of our fans, it’s very hard to beat us in Morgantown. On the eve of your 21st season with the WVU women’s soccer program, and 22nd as a head coach, you need only one more victory to achieve career win No. 300. What do 300 career victories represent? When I see 300 wins attributed to other coaches, I think to myself, ‘That’s a huge number.’ I can’t even wrap myself around the concept of career win No. 300. Winning is never easy at any level or at any school. I always think about the blood, sweat and tears others have contributed to help me get to 300. It’s a big number and I’m proud of it, but I won’t take all the credit because it’s not just about one person. It’s a huge number! I’m excited, too, for the program to possibly get win No. 300 this year. Success off the field is a yearly goal for this program, and you have a great leader this season for academic success in senior defender Carly Black, a CoSIDA Academic All-America. Why is it so important for you to see your student-athletes apply themselves in the classroom, too?

(Senior midfielder) Ashley Woolpert will definitely contribute leadership this season. She’s so versatile and can play many positions for us.

Carly has proven herself each year academically, and she epitomizes what we want to see from our WVU women’s soccer student-athletes. It’s not just about championships on the field – we want to earn championships off the field, too.

Transfers Grace Cutler (sophomore, forward, Santa Clara) and Alli Magaletta (junior, midfielder, Missouri) join the team this year. What are your expectations for this duo?

I graduated three student-athletes from the 2015 team who want to study medicine and become a doctor. Carly aspires to become a physical therapist. I think these athletes’ successes, as well as the countless other success stories we’ve graduated over the years, prove that this program allows all our studentathletes to achieve their athletic and academic goals.

Grace and Alli bring a lot of high level, collegiate experience with them. They both played for well-respected programs and have proven that they can contribute on the field and be attacking threats for us. We hope that they can continue the success they had with their previous schools and help us achieve more success. What makes WVU women’s soccer special? The people at West Virginia University make this place so special because everyone is so giving and kind. They all have pride and respect for WVU Athletics, and they want this program and the student-athletes to be successful. The WVU women’s soccer program is committed to fostering a family atmosphere. In a family, nothing is perfect but you always have your family’s back. We celebrate each other’s successes, and we come together in our losses, too. The 2015 team always appeared to have a step on its opponents. Was that due to changes in your fitness training? How do you replicate that speed this year? I think the depth we had in 2015 was exactly what we needed to maintain that speed of play that we desired. I think everyone was selfless and contributed in her own way, and we relied a lot on the girls that came in off the bench and helped us maintain our level of attack. They all recognized their role; they didn’t play off the bench because they were a second-tier athlete but because they were a first-tier athlete in that role. That was the advantage I had last year – I had so many players that could keep that high-level of play at a championship level.

The 2015 Mountaineers earned a program-record 19 wins.

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LISAStoia ASSOCIATE HEAD COACH 10TH SEASON

Date of Birth: August 28 Hometown: Shirley, New York Alma Mater: West Virginia University, B.S. 2005; Jacksonville, M.B.A. 2007 Year at WVU: 10th Coaching Career: West Virginia, 2007-present; Jacksonville, 2005-06 Playing Career: (midfielder) West Virginia, 2000-03; Boston Renegades, 2005-06; St. Louis Athletica, 2009

With a decade of coaching experience to her name, Lisa Stoia begins her 10th 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 nine straight trips to the NCAA Tournament. Stoia helped lead the Mountaineers to a recordsetting season in 2015, as the squad returned to the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals, its first appearance in that round since 2007, collected its fourth straight Big 12 Conference regular-season title and spent 15 weeks ranked in the nation’s top 10, peaking at No. 2 in the NSCAA Poll, a position it held for two weeks. The Mountaineers finished the season ranked a program-best No. 7. WVU set program records for wins (19), goals (61) and shutouts (15). Stoia helped 10 Mountaineers collected a program-best 11 All-Big 12 honors, including recognitions for midfielders Ashley Lawrence (first team), Amanda Hill (second team) and Carla Portillo (second team). Lawrence, a semifinalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy, also earned NSCAA All-America First Team honors, and Hill was named to the Senior CLASS All-America Second Team.

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Lawrence pushed the Mountaineers’ attack throughout 2015 and tallied a team- and careerbest eight assists, ranking No. 2 in the Big 12 with a 0.36 per-game average. Stoia capped the memorable 2015 season with her second straight NSCAA Central Region Assistant Coach of the Year honor, her third career accolade 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, the Mountaineers captured the 2014 Big 12 Conference regular-season and championship titles and ended the year on a program record 19-match unbeaten streak. 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. For her efforts all season, Stoia was named the

NSCAA Central Region Assistant Coach of the Year. In 2013, 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. 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 All-America recognition. In 2011, Stoia helped the Mountaineers post a 17-5-0 record. She mentored forward Kate Schwindel to a 19-point freshman season and the Big East Rookie of the Year award. 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

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Mountaineer since Stoia to be named Big East Midfielder of the Year. With Rodriguez’s All-Big East First Team selection in 2010, it gave WVU a midfielder on the league’s first team five straight seasons. Stoia’s efforts were recognized as she was named NSCAA/ Mondo North Atlantic Regional Assistant Coach of the Year. Seven years ago, Stoia played in the 2009 Women’s Professional Soccer league after being drafted with the 48th overall pick by the Saint Louis Athletica. In the WPS’ inaugural season, Stoia helped the Athletica to a second-place finish and WPS Super Semifinal playoff appearance. In 2007, WVU advanced deep into postseason play, making a trip to the school’s first NCAA Elite Eight. She also helped midfielder Amanda Cicchini earn All-America honors. Stoia spent the 2005 and 2006 seasons as an assistant coach at Jacksonville, where she helped guide the Dolphins to a 2006 NCAA Tournament berth. The Dolphins posted their first 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. 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

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All-America accolades. Stoia earned NSCAA and Soccer Buzz Second Team All-America honors, Big East Midfielder of the Year and First Team All-Big East recognition as a junior after finishing with eight goals, 10 assists and 26 points. As a sophomore, she earned Soccer Buzz Honorable Mention All-America, Soccer Buzz First Team All-Region, NSCAA/adidas Second Team All-Region and First Team All-Big East accolades after tallying four goals and five assists. Stoia also earned NSCAA/adidas Third Team All-Mid-Atlantic 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.

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MARISAKanela ASSISTANT COACH SEVENTH SEASON

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

Marisa Kanela enters her seventh season as an assistant coach with the Mountaineer women’s soccer team. 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 six seasons, including four straight Big 12 Conference regular-season crowns. Kanela helped the Mountaineers return to the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals in 2015, the team’s 16th straight NCAA Tournament appearance. Along the way, WVU secured its fourth straight Big 12 Conference regular-season title, collected a program-record 19 victories, scored a season-record 61 goals and posted 15 shutouts, also a record. The Mountaineers finished the season nationally ranked No. 7 in the NSCAA Poll, the team’s best postseason position. Including its final ranking, WVU was ranked within the top 10 the final 15 weeks of the season and peaked at a program-best No. 2, a ranking it held for two weeks. A pair of forwards helped the Mountaineers set the goals record, as Kailey Utley and Michaela Abam paced the squad with a career-best 12 goals each, the 10thbest single-season total in program history. The duo was the second pair in program history to score 12+ goals in one season. Utley finished the year with a team-best 30 points (12 G, 6 A), becoming the 11th player in program history to tally 30+ points. She also ranked No.1 in the Big 12, No. 4 nationally, in game-winners (7), No. 2 in goals (12) and No. 4 in assists (6). Utley and Abam landed on the 2015 All-Big 12 First Team, and fellow forward Sh’Nia Gordon was named to the Big 12 All-Freshman Team. In total, WVU earned a conference-best 11 All-Big 12 honors. WVU pushed its Big 12 title count to five in 2014 and ended the year on a program-record 19-match unbeaten streak. The Mountaineers won the Big 12’s regular season and championship titles and again advanced to the NCAA Tournament. Under Kanela’s tutelage, Abam was named the Big 12 Newcomer of the Year. She paced the team with 16 points and eight goals, the second-best goal total for a Mountaineer freshman, and finished the season ranked No. 4 in the conference in goals and No. 6 in points.

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Abam was one of nine Mountaineers to earn an All-Big 12 honor. Kanela helped guide senior forward Frances Silva to Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year honors in 2013; in total, WVU secured eight All-Big 12 awards. Additionally, she oversaw a Mountaineer frontline that tallied a Big 12-best 141 points on 47 goals. WVU went unbeaten in Big 12 play (7-0-1) in 2012, marking only the sixth time a Big 12 team has won the regular season without a loss. West Virginia’s seven All-Big 12 selections were the most of any conference program, including defensive player of the year Bry McCarthy. Kanela helped WVU win back-to-back Big East Championships in its final two seasons in the league. The Mountaineers earned 11 all-conference honors in 2010 and 2011, including 2011 Big East Rookie of the Year Kate Schwindel. She also oversees the academic, audio/video, scouting, compliance, camps and clinics and community service efforts of the team. Fourteen Mountaineers earned Big 12 Academic honors in 2015, with eight freshmen landing on the Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team. Additionally, senior Amanda Hill earned Senior CLASS All-America Second Team honors and was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America First Team, and Utley was selected to the NSCAA Scholar All-America Third Team. WVU has had at least one Academic All-America in each of the last three seasons. 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 was named to the Capitol One Academic All-America Second Team. In 2013, Silva was named a NSCAA Scholar All-American and the Capital One Academic All-America of the Year. Kanela has continued the program’s vision to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer research. WVU women’s soccer has raised more than $100,000 over the past 13 years for the Betty Puskar Breast Cancer Fund. Kanela spent three seasons (2007-09) as a volunteer with the Mountaineers, assisting coach Nikki Izzo-Brown and her staff in a variety of roles on and off the field. She

witnessed the program’s first Big East Championship title and Elite Eight appearance in 2007 while assisting with administrative tasks, team travel, on-campus visits, game day management, academic tutoring, practice sessions and other duties. Since 2005, Kanela has been active in the state’s youth soccer programs, coaching U-10 through U-18 MUSC (Mountaineer United Soccer Club) teams. She also worked as the state’s Region 1 coach for the West Virginia Olympic Development Program for four years. Kanela spent one season with the West Virginia Illusion, a former member of the W-League, as an assistant coach. She also spent time as a player/coach with the Illusion during its inaugural season and worked out at the 2008 Women’s Professional Soccer Combine in Tampa. She served as a youth soccer coach and personal trainer at Pro Performance Rx in Morgantown from 200608. 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 Scholar-Athlete. 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.

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ZACHJohnson VOLUNTEER ASSISTANT SIXTH SEASON

Zach Johnson returns for his sixth season as a volunteer assistant with the West Virginia University women’s soccer team. He serves as WVU’s goalkeeper coach, while assisting with the team’s daily training sessions and game preparations. West Virginia’s defenses have posted 56 shutouts in 79 matches over the last five seasons, with 48 credited to goalkeepers Sara Keane and Hannah Steadman. WVU enjoyed a record-setting season in 2015, posting a school-best 15 shutouts, with Steadman earning credit for 12, the second-best program season total. The shutout total ranked No. 3 in the NCAA. The Mountaineers allowed just 11 goals, the fewest in program history, and 44 corner kicks all season and ranked No. 5 nationally in goals-against average (0.471) and shutout percentage (0.652). Steadman capped her two-year Mountaineer career with NSCAA All-Region Third Team and All-Big 12 Second Team honors. She also set the WVU career goalsagainst average (0.59) record and ranks No. 5 all-time in career shutouts (23). In 2014, the Mountaineers posted 12 shutouts, including five in Big 12 regularseason 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 AllTournament 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), shutouts (36), 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 2010-11 Big East Institutional Male Scholar-Athlete winner.

THEOEgbele DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS THIRD SEASON

Theo Egbele returns for his 15th season with the West Virginia University women’s soccer team and his third year as the program’s director of operations. A former Dallas resident, 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. Since Egbele’s current appointment, the Mountaineers have claimed two straight Big 12 Conference regular-season titles, one Big 12 Soccer Championship crown and advanced to the NCAA Tournament each season. In 2015, WVU returned to the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals for the first time since 2007, was nationally ranked in the top 10 the last 15 weeks of the season, including a program-best No. 2 twice, and set WVU women’s soccer records for wins (19), shutouts (15) and goals (61). 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 guided teams to three straight (2013-15) 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 boys soccer team from 2005-07 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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Name Michaela Abam Hannah Abraham Carly Black Kadeisha Buchanan Amanda Burns Laurel Carpenter Grace Cutler Patricia Fernandez Vanessa Flores Rylee Foster Jade Gentile Sh’Nia Gordon Heather Kaleiohi Ashley Lawrence Alli Magaletta Easther Mayi Kith Brooke Myers Michelle Newhouse Dalanda Ouendeno Amandine Pierre-Louis Carla Portillo Amanda Saymon Bianca St. Georges Macy Stalnaker Ashley Woolpert

Cl. Jr. So. Sr. Sr. Fr. So. So. So. So. Fr. Fr. So. Jr. Sr. Jr. So. Fr. Jr. So. Jr. Jr. So. So. So. Sr.

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

Ht. 5-7 5-5 5-8 5-7 5-0 5-9 5-9 5-0 5-7 5-9 5-4 5-7 5-7 5-6 5-6 5-6 5-11 5-8 5-5 5-7 5-1 5-5 5-5 5-4 5-7

Hometown Last School Houston, Texas Harmony Science Academy / Houston High Fairchance, Pa. Albert Gallatin High Horsham, Pa. Hatboro Horsham Brampton, Ontario Cardinal Leger Catholic Clarence, N.Y. Clarence High McMurray, Pa. Peters Township High Fort Collins, Colo. Santa Clara Pearland, Texas St. Stephen’s Episcopal Academy Baytown, Texas Ross S. Sterling High Cambridge, Ontario Glenview Park Secondary Baldwinsville, N.Y. Baldwinsville High Ocklawaha, Fla. Richmond Hill High San Diego, Calif. Horizon Christian Academy Toronto, Ontario Mayfield Secondary Chesterfield, Mo. Missouri Quebec City, Quebec Ecole Secondary George-Vanier / Laval Middletown, Pa. Middletown Area High Pinch, W.Va. Capital Paris, France Catherine Labouré Secondary Montreal, Quebec Antoine de Saint-Exupéry / Secondary School Mississauga, Ontario Port Credit Secondary School Bridgeport, W.Va. Bridgeport High St. Felix de Valois, Quebec Georges-Vanier Secondary Butler, Pa. Butler High Springboro, Ohio Springboro

No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 18 19 20 22 24 25 26 28 88 97 99

Name Michelle Newhouse Jade Gentile Brooke Myers Bianca St. Georges Michaela Abam Heather Kaleiohi Grace Cutler Ashley Lawrence Carla Portillo Amandine Pierre-Louis Macy Stalnaker Amanda Saymon Patricia Fernandez Easther Mayi Kith Ashley Woolpert Laurel Carpenter Hannah Abraham Alli Magaletta Carly Black Rylee Foster Vanessa Flores Amanda Burns Kadeisha Buchanan Dalanda Ouendeno Sh’Nia Gordon

Cl. Jr. Fr. Fr. So. Jr. Jr. So. Sr. Jr. Jr. So. So. So. So. Sr. So. So. Jr. Sr. Fr. So. Fr. Sr. So. So.

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

Ht. 5-8 5-4 5-11 5-5 5-7 5-7 5-9 5-6 5-1 5-7 5-4 5-5 5-0 5-6 5-7 5-9 5-5 5-6 5-8 5-9 5-7 5-0 5-7 5-5 5-7

Hometown Last School Pinch, W.Va. Capital Baldwinsville, N.Y. Baldwinsville High Middletown, Pa. Middletown Area High St. Felix de Valois, Quebec Georges-Vanier Secondary Houston, Texas Harmony Science Academy / Houston High San Diego, Calif. Horizon Christian Academy Fort Collins, Colo. Santa Clara Toronto, Ontario Mayfield Secondary Mississauga, Ontario Port Credit Secondary School Montreal, Quebec Antoine de Saint-Exupéry / Secondary School Butler, Pa. Butler High Bridgeport, W.Va. Bridgeport High Pearland, Texas St. Stephen’s Episcopal Academy Quebec City, Quebec Ecole Secondary George-Vanier / Laval Springboro, Ohio Springboro McMurray, Pa. Peters Township High Fairchance, Pa. Albert Gallatin High Chesterfield, Mo. Missouri Horsham, Pa. Hatboro Horsham Cambridge, Ontario Glenview Park Secondary Baytown, Texas Ross S. Sterling High Clarence, N.Y. Clarence High Brampton, Ontario Cardinal Leger Catholic Paris, France Catherine Labouré Secondary Ocklawaha, Fla. Richmond Hill High

By State/Country Canada 7 Pennsylvania 5 Texas 3 New York 2 West Virginia 2 California 1 Colorado 1 Florida 1 France 1 Missouri 1 Ohio 1 By Class Sophomore 11 Junior 6 Senior 4 Freshman 4 By Position Midfielder 8 Forward 8 Defender 6 Goalkeeper 3 Pronunciation Guide Michaela Abam uh-BAM kuh-Deesh-uh Kadeisha Buchanan Rye-lee Rylee Foster Jade Gentilegen-til-E shh Ny-ah Sh’Nia Gordon Heather Kaleiohi cal-E-oh-HE Alli MagalettaMAG-a-letta Easther Mayi Kith My-ah Keith Dalanda Ouendeno when-deno Amandine Pierre-Louis ama-Dine Carla Portillo poor-TEE-yo Bianca St. Georges St. Georges Coach Marisa Kanela kuh-nella Coach Lisa Stoia stoy-uh

Head Coach: Nikki Izzo-Brown (21st Season) Associate Head Coach: Lisa Stoia (10th Season) Assistant Coach: Marisa Kanela (Seventh Season) Graduate Assistant: Hannah Steadman (First Season) Volunteer Assistant: Zach Johnson (Sixth Season) Director of Operations: Theo Egbele (Third 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 |


Michelle

NEWHOUSE

1

1

Jr. | GK | 5-8 Pinch, W.Va.

Jade

1

2

Michaela

ABAM

1

5

Jr. | F | 5-7 Houston, Texas

PORTILLO

10

Jr. | M | 5-1 Mississauga, Ontario

1

6

FERNANDEZ

14

So. | M | 5-0 Pearland, Texas

11

1

20

So. | D/F | 5-5 Fairchance, Pa.

16

1

26

So. | M | 5-7 Baytown, Texas

KALEIOHI

Jr. | F | 5-7 San Diego, Calif.

PIERRE-LOUIS Jr. | F | 5-7 Montreal, Quebec

MAYI KITH

So. | D | 5-6 Quebec City, Quebec

1

22

MAGALETTA Jr. | M | 5-6 Chesterfield, Mo

1

7

1

28

Fr. | GK | 5-11 Middletown, Pa.

Bianca

1

4

CUTLER

So. | F | 5-9 Fort Collins, Colo.

12

STALNAKER So. | F/M | 5-4 Butler, Pa.

1

9

18

WOOLPERT Sr. | F/M | 5-7 Springboro, Ohio

13

24

BLACK

Sr. | D | 5-8 Horsham, Pa.

LAWRENCE Sr. | M | 5-6 Toronto, Ontario

SAYMON

So. | M | 5-5 Bridgeport, W.Va.

Laurel

1

19

Carly

1

So. | D | 5-5 St. Felix De Valois, Quebec

Amanda

1

Ashley

1

ST. GEORGES

Ashley

Macy

1

Amanda

BURNS

MYERS

Grace

Alli

Vanessa

FLORES

3

Easther

1

Hannah

ABRAHAM

1

Amandine

1

Patricia

1

Fr. | M/F | 5-4 Baldwinsville, N.Y.

Heather

Carla

1

Brooke

GENTILE

CARPENTER So. | M | 5-9 McMurray, Pa.

Rylee

1

25

FOSTER

Fr. | GK | 5-9 Cambridge, Ontario

Kadeisha

Fr. | M | 5-0 Clarence, N.Y.

1

88

BUCHANAN

Sr. | D | 5-7 Brampton, Ontario

Dalanda

1

97

OUENDENO So. | D | 5-5 Paris, France

Sh’Nia

GORDON

1

99

So. | F | 5-7 Ocklawaha, Fla.

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CARLYBlack 5-8 | DEFENDER | HORSHAM, PA.

BLACK’S CAREER NUMBERS Year M MS S

G GWG A Pts C/E

2015 7 7 3 0 0 0 0 0/0 2014 22 22 16 0 0

2 2 0/0

2013 23 23 13 1 1

2 4 0/0

Career 52 52 32 1 1

4 6 0/0

• H as started all 52 career matches in which she has played

2012 (Fr.)

2015 (Jr.)

IN HIGH SCHOOL

• CoSIDA Academic All-District II selection • S tarted first seven matches of year before suffering a season-ending knee injury • H elped WVU backline post a program-record 15 shutouts, the third-best mark in the NCAA •W  VU defense allowed just 11 goals all year, the fewest in program history

2014 (So.)

• Capital One Academic All-America Second Team • Academic All-Big 12 Soccer First Team • S tarted all 22 matches at center back and helped the team post 12 shutouts, including five in Big 12 regularseason play, with four coming on the road • Saw action in a team-high 2,073 minutes • T allied assist in team’s lone goal in 1-1 draw vs. Georgetown on Sept. 12 • R egistered a career-high four shots vs. Texas in Big 12 Championship semifinal on Nov. 7 • T opDrawerSoccer.com Team of the Week (Oct. 21)

2013 (R-Fr.)

• All-Big 12 Newcomer Team • Academic All-Big 12 Soccer First Team • S tarted all 23 matches at center back and finished fourth on the team with 2,097 minutes played • N etted game-winner and first career point in 4-1 victory against Wright State on Sept. 22 • S et up game-winning goal in the Mountaineers’ 1-0 victory over Oklahoma State in Big 12 Soccer Championship final on Nov. 10

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WOMEN’S SOCCER

• Medical redshirt • ESPNHS Top 100 recruit (No. 72) • TopDrawerSoccer Top 100 recruit (No. 85) • TopDrawerSoccer Top 25 Defender (No. 17) • TopDrawerSoccer Pennsylvania Top 10 recruit • N amed 2011 Suburban One Top Five Players To Watch • 2010 First Team Suburban One All-League • P layed club for PDA Charge, voted Soccer America’s No. 1 Girls Soccer Club in the Nation (2011) • Five-time state cup champion (2007-11) • 2 007 Region 1 champion and twice Region 1 Premier League champion (2008, 2010) • ECNL Nationals Silver Medalist (2010, 2011) • O DP state team member (2005-09) and ODP regional team participant (2005-09) • T wice member of U.S. National Pool (2008, 2009) • 2 010 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

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


24 BLACK’S SINGLE GAME CAREER HIGHS Shots

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

Shots on Goal

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

Goals

1 vs. Wright State, 9/22/13

Assists

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

Points

2 vs. Wright State, 9/22/13

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SENIOR

KADEISHABuchanan 5-7 | DEFENDER | BRAMPTON, ONTARIO

BUCHANAN’S CAREER NUMBERS Year

M MS S

G GWG A Pts C/E

2015 23 23 29 1 1

3 5 3/0

2014 20 20 17 3 0

2 8 1/0

2013 23 23 6 1 0 1 3 2/0 Career 66 66 52 5 1

• 2015 MAC Hermann Trophy Finalist • C urrent backline starter for the Canadian Women’s National Team •M  ember of the Canadian 2016 Rio Summer Olympics roster • O ne of 10 finalists for the 2015 Ballon d’Or Award as the FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year • 2015 FIFPro Women’s World XI Team • 2015 BMO Canadian Player of the Year • 2 015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Best Young Player honoree •M  ember of the Canadian 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup roster • Has started all 66 career matches

• N etted game-winner in 2-0 win at No. 15 Ohio State on Sept. 11 • P osted a career-high two assists in 4-0 win vs. Northwestern on Nov. 20 in NCAA Tournament Second Round • Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week (9/1, 9/15) • TDS.com Team of the Week (9/1, 9/15) • TDS.com Team of the Week Honorable Mention (11/22) • Hoosier Classic All-Tournament Team • No. 1, TDS.com Midseason Top 100 • Preseason All-Big 12 Soccer Team • TDS.com Preseason Best XI First Team • No. 1, TDS.com Preseason Top 100

2015 (Jr.)

• N SCAA/Continental Tire All-America First Team; only sophomore named to the first team and first sophomore in WVU history to score first-team accolades • Missouri Athletic Club Hermann Trophy Semifinalist • Soccer America Women’s MVP First Team • TopDrawerSoccer.com Best XI First Team • ECAC Division I Women’s Soccer All-Star First Team • NSCAA/Continental Tire All-Central Region First Team • Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year • All-Big 12 First Team • Big 12 Tournament Defensive MVP • Big 12 All-Tournament Team • Academic All-Big 12 Soccer First Team • Voted Team MVP and Team Defensive MVP • S tarted all 20 matches available for at center back and helped the team post 12 shutouts, including five in Big 12 regular-season play, with four coming on the road

• MAC Hermann Trophy Finalist, the first for WVU • Soccer News Net Women’s College Boot Winner • NSCAA All-America First Team • NSCAA All-Region First Team • Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year • All-Big 12 First Team • Big 12 All-Tournament Team • Academic All-Big 12 Soccer Second Team • Voted Team Defensive MVP • Started all 23 matches at center back • Ranked No. 3 on team with 1,910 minutes played • H elped WVU defense post a program-record 15 shutouts, the third-best mark in the NCAA •W  VU defense allowed just 11 goals all year, the fewest in program history

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WOMEN’S SOCCER

2014 (So.)

6 16 6/0

• T allied a career-high eight points on a career-best three goals and two assists • T hree goals came in first seven games of the season, including WVU’s lone scores at No. 11 Penn State (Aug. 22) and against No. 16 Georgetown (Sept. 12) • Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 21) • T hree-time member of the TopDrawerSoccer.com Team of the Week (Sept. 30, Oct. 21, Nov. 11) • No. 5, TopDrawerSoccer.com Midseason Top 100 • N amed to multiple preseason teams: Preseason All-Big 12 Soccer Team, TopDrawerSoccer.com Preseason Best XI First Team, Soccer America Preseason AllAmerica Team and CollegeSports Madness Preseason All-America First Team • No. 5, TopDrawerSoccer.com Preseason Top 100

2013 (Fr.)

• N SCAA/Continental Tire All-America Second Team; first Mountaineer rookie to earn NSCAA All-America honors • NSCAA/Continental Tire All-Central Region First Team • TopDrawerSoccer.com Best XI Freshman First Team • Big 12 Defender of the Year • Big 12 Newcomer of the Year • All-Big 12 First Team • All-Big 12 Newcomer Team • Academic All-Big 12 Newcomer Team • Big 12 Soccer Championship Defensive MVP • Big 12 All-Tournament Team • Team Defensive MVP • Started all 23 matches at center back • Only Mountaineer to play all 2,151 minutes of season • Netted first career goal at Baylor on Sept. 29

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


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BUCHANAN’S SINGLE GAME CAREER HIGHS Shots 3 (5 times); last vs. Northwestern (NCAA Tournament Second Round), 11/20/15 Shots on Goal 2 (2 times); last vs. Duquesne (NCAA Tournament First Round), 11/13/15 Goals

1 (5 times); last at Ohio State, 9/11/15

Assists 2 vs. Northwestern (NCAA Tournament Second Round), 11/20/15 Points 2 (6 times); last vs. Northwestern (NCAA Tournament Second Round), 11/20/15

• Earned first career assist in win over TCU on Oct. 13 • Big 12 Newcomer of the Week (Oct. 1) • TopDrawerSoccer.com Midseason No. 4 Impact Freshman

IN HIGH SCHOOL

• Full Canadian National Team member • S tandout defender at Cardinal Leger Catholic Secondary School under coach James Chambers • 11-A side champions in 2009 and ROPSSA champions in 2010 • Also played flag football, volleyball and basketball • Played club for Brams United under coach Joe Nucifora • S ilver medalist with full Canadian National Team at Yongchuan Cup in China (2013) • R epresented Canada at the 2012 U-17 CONCACAF Women’s tournament, winning a Silver medal • Game MVP against Jamaica at U-17 CONCACAF (2012) • G uided club teams to league championship (2011), Ontario Cup titles (2008, 2011) and a national championship (2011) • Earned MVP honors at Gran Campon Del Torneo (2008-09) • P rovincial wins in the Quebec Series (2010) and nationals (2010-11)

PERSONAL

• Daughter of Howard Tate and Melsadie Tate • One of 12 children • Birthday is November 5 • 2014 Canadian U-20 Player of the Year • 2013 Canadian U-20 Player of the Year • Majoring in criminology • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll • Dean’s List

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ASHLEYLawrence 5-6 | MIDFIELDER | TORONTO, ONTARIO

LAWRENCE’S CAREER NUMBERS Year

• 2015 MAC Hermann Trophy Semifinalist • C urrent midfield starter for the Canadian Women’s National Team •M  ember of the Canadian 2016 Rio Summer Olympics roster •M  ember of the Canadian 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup roster • N eeds one assist to break onto WVU all-time career assists list • Has started 63 of 66 career matches

2015 (Jr.)

• MAC Hermann Trophy Semifinalist • NSCAA All-America First Team • NSCAA All-Region First Team • All-Big 12 First Team • Academic All-Big 12 Soccer First Team • S tarted all 23 matches and played 1,729 minutes, the sixth-best total on team • P aced the team with a career single-season best eight assists, the second-best total in the Big 12 Conference and the fourth-best total for a WVU junior • F inished third on the team with 18 points (5 G, 8 A), the fifth-best total in the Big 12 • F ive goals were second-best total on squad and ranked No. 10 in the Big 12 •M  atched a career high with three-point effort (1 G, 1 A) in 5-0 win over Duquesne on Aug. 30 • S et-up game-winning goal in team’s 1-0 victory over Florida Gulf Coast on Sept. 20 • Added insurance goal in 2-0 win over Texas on Sept. 25 • N etted goal 62 seconds into the match in 2-1 win over TCU on Oct. 2, the second-fastest score in school history • A ssisted on both goals in team’s 2-1 overtime win at Oklahoma State on Oct. 23

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WOMEN’S SOCCER

M MS S

G GWG A Pts C/E

2015 23 23 48 5 0

8 18 1/0

2014 20 20 53 4 0

7 15 0/0

2013 23 20 46 4 1

4 12 1/0

Career 66 63 147 13 1

19 45 2/0

• Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week (10/27) • Hoosier Classic All-Tournament Team • No. 28, TDS.com Midseason Top 100 • Preseason All-Big 12 Soccer Team • TDS.com Preseason Best XI Third Team • No. 32, TDS.com Preseason Top 100

2014 (So.)

• 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 • F inished 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 • D ished out a single-game career high two assists in three separate games • F irst career two-assist game came in WVU’s 4-1 win over La Salle on Sept. 19 • A dded insurance goal in team’s 2-0 win at Texas on Sept. 28 • P ut WVU ahead for good with first-half score against No. 15 Texas Tech on Oct. 10 • A ssisted on Kate Schwindel’s scores in team’s 2-0 victory at No. 9 Kansas on Oct. 19 • T allied 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

2013 (Fr.)

• 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 • E arned first career point off an assist on Kelsie Maloney’s goal at No. 2 Penn State in team’s seasonopening 2-2 draw on Aug. 23 • E arned a game-best three points in 4-0 win over Eastern Kentucky on Sept. 13, including first career goal • R egistered a career-high six shots against TCU on Oct. 13 • T allied 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 • A ttended U-20 (July 2012) and Full National Team (Jan. 2013) camps, including international CAPS at the FourNation Tournament in China (Jan. 2013) • C aptained Canada’s U-17 teams at CONCACAF qualifiers (April 2012) and Women’s World Cup (September 2012) • R epresented Canada at the 2010 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Trinidad and Tobago •W  on Gold medals with Team Ontario at U-14 Nationals and U16 Nationals

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


9

LAWRENCE’S SINGLE GAME CAREER HIGHS Shots

6 vs. TCU, 10/13/13

Shots on Goal

3 (3 times); last at Oklahoma, 10/9/15

Goals

1 (13 times); last vs. Kansas, 10/16/15

Assists

2 (4 times); last vs. Oklahoma State, 10/23/15

Points

3 (2 times); last vs. Duquesne, 8/30/15

• Twice named U-17 Canadian Player of the Year (2011-12) • Played club for Erin Mills Mighty Eagles under coach Cyprian McFarlane • L ed 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 • T wo-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 • 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 WVUWomensSoccer

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SENIOR

ASHLEYWoolpert

5-7 | FORWARD/MIDFIELDER | SPRINGBORO, OHIO

WOOLPERT’S CAREER NUMBERS Year

M MS S

G GWG A Pts C/E

2015 9 0 3 0 0 0 0 0/0 2014 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0/0 2013 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0/0 21 0 6 0 0 0 0 0/0 Career

2015 (Jr.)

• P layed off the bench in nine games and earned a career-high 168 minutes of action • E arned 33 minutes of playing time in 8-0 win vs. Villanova on Sept. 6 • Doubled career shot total with three shots on season • P layed 24 minutes in 4-0 win vs. Northwestern on Nov. 20 in NCAA Tournament Second Round

2014 (So.)

• P layed off the bench in eight matches and logged 82 minutes • T allied one shot in team’s 4-0 win over Villanova on Sept. 21

2013 (Fr.)

• Academic All-Big 12 Newcomer Team • Saw time in four matches • L ogged a career-high 29 minutes against Eastern Kentucky on Sept. 13 • R ecorded first career shot on goal against Eastern Kentucky

76

WOMEN’S SOCCER

IN HIGH SCHOOL

• P layed club for Cincinnati United Premier under coach Scott Rogers • L ed team to 2008 State Championship, 2010 CASL Showcase Championship and 2011 Ohio South State Cup Finals • F our-year letterwinner at Springboro High for coach Eric Detmer • Team captain as a junior and senior • A ll-Ohio second team as a senior, leading team to district semifinals in 2012 • 2 012 All-Miami Valley First Team and All-Greater Western Ohio Conference First Team • 2 012 Greater Western Ohio Conference Player of the Year • 2012 Springboro High Offensive Player of the Year • 2010 All-Dayton South selection • F our-year Greater Western Ohio Conference Scholar Athlete Award (2009-12) • L ed U-18 team to 2013 USYSA Midwest Regional League Region II championship •W  on 2013 OSYSA state cup title with Cincinnati United Premier U-18 • State ODP member from 2008-11 • 2 010-2011 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

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


18 WOOLPERT’S SINGLE GAME CAREER HIGHS Shots

1 (6 times); last vs. Iowa State, 10/18/15

Shots on Goal

1 vs. Eastern Kentucky, 9/13/13

Goals 0 Assists 0 Points 0

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JUNIOR

MICHAELAAbam 5-7 | FORWARD | HOUSTON, TEXAS

5

ABAM’S SINGLE GAME CAREER HIGHS Shots

10 (4 times); last vs. Buffalo, 9/18/15

Shots on Goal

5 vs. Villanova, 9/6/15

Goals

4 vs. Villanova, 9/6/15

Assists 2 vs. Loyola Marymount (NCAA Tournament Third Round), 11/22/15 Points

ABAM’S CAREER NUMBERS

8 vs. Villanova, 9/6/15

Year

M MS S

G GWG A Pts C/E

2015

23 23 109 12 2

4 28 1/0

2014 22 6 68 8 4 0 16 1/0 Career 45 29 177 20 6

• Has started 29 of 45 career matches • N eeds eight goals to break onto WVU all-time career goals list

2015 (So.)

• All-Big 12 First Team • Started all 23 matches • T ied Kailey Utley with a team-best 12 goals, her first career double-digit goal season • F inished second on team with 28 points (12 G, 4 A); assists were first of career • P oint and goal totals rank fourth all-time for a Mountaineer sophomore • Ranked No. 2 in the Big 12 in goals and No. 3 in points • S cored two or more goals in a game twice, including a WVU record four in an 8-0 win over Villanova on Sept. 6 • E ight points against Villanova also a WVU single-game record • T wo goals, including game winner, in 4-0 victory vs. Longwood on Sept. 13 • B roke a 1-1 draw in the 82nd minute with game-winning goal in 2-1 victory over TCU on Oct. 2 • N etted first career assist in 2-1 win over Oklahoma State in the Big 12 Championship quarterfinal on Nov. 4

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WOMEN’S SOCCER

4 44 2/0

• F inished with a career-high two assists in 5-2 win vs. Loyola Marymount in NCAA Tournament Third Round on Nov. 22; also tallied first goal of the game for four points • T allied a career-high 10 shots twice, bringing career total to four matches • Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week (Sept. 8) • TDS.com Team of the Week (Sept. 8) • No. 57, TDS.com Midseason Top 100 • Preseason All-Big 12 Soccer Team • No. 64, TDS.com Preseason Top 100

2014 (Fr.)

• N SCAA/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 • P aced team in goals (8), points (16) and game winners (4) • Ranked No. 4 in the Big 12 in goals and No. 6 in points • S eason goal total is second-best all-time showing for a Mountaineer freshman; point total ranks No. 4

• P roduced two two-goal performances (vs. Villanova, Sept. 21; vs. Baylor, Oct. 31) • S cored first career goal and game winner in team’s 4-1 win over Duquesne on Sept. 14 • T allied a career-high 10 shots twice; mark was team’s top single-game performance • T wo-time Big 12 Newcomer of the Week (Sept. 23, Nov. 3) • R anked No. 4 on TopDrawerSoccer.com Mid-Season Freshman Top 100

IN HIGH SCHOOL

• Girls IMG Academy Top 150 (No. 18) • N o. 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 athletic coaching education • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

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


JUNIOR

HEATHERKaleiohi 5-7 | FORWARD | SAN DIEGO, CALIF.

6

KALEIOHI’S SINGLE GAME CAREER HIGHS Shots

4 vs. Iowa State, 10/18/15

Shots on Goal 2 (2 times); last vs. Duquesne (NCAA Tournament First Round), 11/13/15 Goals 1 (2 times); last vs. Loyola Marymount (NCAA Tournament Third Round), 11/22/15 Assists 1 (2 times); last vs. Northwestern(NCAA Tournament Second Round), 11/20/15 Points

2 (2 times); last vs. Loyola Marymount (NCAA Tournament Third Round), 11/22/15

KALEIOHI’S CAREER NUMBERS Year

M MS S

G GWG A Pts C/E

2015 20 0 23 2 0 2 6 0/0 2014 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0/0 Career 25 0 24 2 0 2 6 0/0

2015 (So.)

• P layed off the bench in 20 matches and logged a career-high 519 minutes • F inished the season with six points (2 G, 2 A), the first of her career • F irst career point came via an assist in team’s 8-0 win vs. Villanova on Sept. 6 • A lso saw a career-high 48 minutes of action against the Wildcats • T allied first career goal in 4-0 win over Iowa State on Oct. 18 • S econd career goal came in Mountaineers’ 5-2 win over Loyola Marymount on Nov. 22 in NCAA Tournament Third Round

2014 (Fr.)

PERSONAL

• Daughter of Joseph and Deana Kaleiohi • One of five children • Sister Kayla played soccer at Holy Names University • Birthday is January 16 • Majoring in multidisciplinary studies

IN HIGH SCHOOL

• T en-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 • 2 013 and 2012 San Diego Union Tribune Division 5 First Team • 2013 All-Coastal First Team • 2012 all-league first team • 2012 Division 5 MVP • S et Horizon Christian Academy’s single-game goals (5) and single-season goals (48) records in 2011

• P layed off the bench in five matches and logged 67 minutes • F irst career shot came in team’s 4-0 win over Villanova on Sept. 21

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2010 Big East Tournament | 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 | 2015 Big 12 Regular Season

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JUNIOR

MICHELLE Newhouse 5-8 | GOALKEEPER | PINCH, W.VA.

1

NEWHOUSE’S SINGLE GAME CAREER HIGHS Minutes Played 62:23 vs. Villanova, 9/6/15 Goals Allowed 0 Saves

1 (2 times); last vs. Villanova, 9/6/15

NEWHOUSE’S CAREER NUMBERS Year

M

2015

3

MS

Min

GA

GA Avg.

0 125:12 0

0.00

Saves

Shutouts

1

0

W

L

T

0 0 0

2014

5 0 65:41 0

0.00 1

0

0 0 0

Career

8

0.00

0

0 0 0

0 190:53 0

2015 (So.)

• S aw action in three matches as primary backup to Hannah Steadman • Logged a career-high 125:12 in between posts • P layed a season-high 62:23 and made one save in 8-0 win over Villanova on Sept. 6

2014 (R-Fr.)

• L ogged first career minutes, seeing time in five matches and making one save • C ame 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 • P layed 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

2013 (Fr.)

2

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

IN HIGH SCHOOL

• 2012 NSCAA Girls High School All-American • 2012 West Virginia Gatorade Player of the Year • S tandout 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 • 2 012 AAA state Player of the Year and MSAC Player of the Year • 2 012 team captain and North South All-Star Game participant • All-MSAC First Team and All-Kanawha Valley Team • 2 011 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

• Did not see competitive action

80

WOMEN’S SOCCER

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


JUNIOR

AMANDINE Pierre-Louis 5-7 | FORWARD | MONTREAL, QUEBEC

11

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

2 vs. Kansas, 10/16/15

Points

4 vs. Oklahoma, 10/26/14

PIERRE-LOUIS’ SINGLE GAME CAREER HIGHS Year

M MS S

G GWG A Pts C/E

2015 22 0 72 4 0 4 12 4/0 2014 21 14 56 3 2

2 8 1/1

Career 43 14 128 7

6 20 5/1

2015 (So.)

• P layed in 22 matches off the bench and logged 992 minutes of action • T allied a career-high 12 points on four goals and four assists, also career bests • A ssist total ranked No. 4 on team, and point total ranked No. 6 • S et up Kailey Utley’s game-winning goal in 1-0 victory at Maryland on Aug. 28 • S hifted momentum back to the Mountaineers for good with goal in the 77th minute in 4-1 win at No. 13 Texas Tech on Oct. 11 • T allied first career two-assist game in 6-0 win vs. Kansas on Oct. 16 • B roke scoreless play in the 81st minute in Mountaineers’ eventual 2-1 win over Oklahoma State on Nov. 4 in the opening round of the Big 12 Championship in Kansas City • E arned assist on team’s second goal in 5-2 win over Loyola Marymount on Nov. 22 in NCAA Tournament Third Round

2

2014 (R-Fr.)

• All-Big 12 Newcomer Team • Saw time in 21 matches and started 14 • Tallied eight points on three goals and two assists • A ssisted on Ashley Lawrence’s insurance goal against UNCG on Sept. 7 for first career point • F irst career goal came in WVU’s 4-1 win over La Salle on Sept. 19 • N etted 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 •W  on a Silver medal at 2012 CONCACAF U-17 Championship in Guatemala • R epresented Canada at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Azerbaijan 2012 • Played club soccer for Saint-Leonard • 2011 Quebec Player of the Year • G raduated 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 • Competed for the Canadian U-20 National Team • Majoring in communication studies • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

2013 (Fr.)

• Sat out the season

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2010 Big East Tournament | 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 | 2015 Big 12 Regular Season

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CARLAPortillo

5-1 | MIDFIELDER | MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO

10

PORTILLO’S SINGLE GAME CAREER HIGHS Shots

5 vs. Duquesne, 9/14/14

Shots on Goal

2 vs. TCU, 10/2/15

Goals

1 (3 times); last vs. Duquesne (NCAA Tournament First Round), 11/13/15

Assists

1 (6 times); last vs. Kansas, 10/16/15

Points

3 vs. Longwood, 9/13/15

PORTILLO’S CAREER NUMBERS Year

M MS S

G GWG A Pts C/E

2015 23 21 21 3 1

4 10 0/0

2014 21 0 11 0 0 2 2 0/0 Career 44 21 32 3 1

2015 (So.)

• All-Big 12 Second Team • P layed in all 23 matches and started 21, logging 1,158 minutes • E arned first career start in 2-0 season-opening victory over SIUE on Aug. 21 at the Indiana Tournament • T allied 10 points on three goals and four assists, all career highs • Assist total ranked No. 4 on team • S cored first career goal in 4-0 win vs. Longwood on Sept. 13; also assisted on another goal for a careerhigh three points • A ssisted on game-winning score in Mountaineers’ 4-1 victory at No. 13 Texas Tech on Oct. 11 • S cored game-winner in 4-0 victory over Duquesne on Nov. 13 in NCAA Tournament First Round

2014 (Fr.)

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

82

WOMEN’S SOCCER

6 12 0/0

PERSONAL

• Daughter of Carlos Portillo and Herminia Bongog • Has one brother • Birthday is July 12 • Majoring in strategic communications • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

IN HIGH SCHOOL

•M  ember 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 • T rained with the National Training Centre Ontario in 2013 • P layed club soccer for the Burlington Bayhawks under coach Neil Schofield •W  on the 2013 and 2012 Ontario Youth Soccer League (OYSL) Championships and 2013 and 2012 Ontario Cups with the Bayhawks • E arned the Bronze medal at the 2013 Canadian National Championships and the Silver medal at the 2012 Championships with Team Ontario • B ayhawks 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 •W  on the 2010 Canadian National Championships with Team Ontario • F inished second at 2010 Canadian Club National Championship with Brams United • Attended Port Credit Secondary School

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


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HANNAH Abraham

5-5 | DEFENDER / FORWARD | FAIRCHANCE, PA.

20

ABRAHAM’S SINGLE GAME CAREER HIGHS Shots

2 (4 times); last vs. Texas, 9/25/15

Shots on Goal

1 (6 times); last vs. Duquesne (NCAA Tournament First Round), 11/13/15

Goals

1 (4 times); last vs. Duquesne (NCAA Tournament First Round), 11/13/15

Assists

1 at Ohio State, 9/11/15

Points

2 (4 times); last vs. Duquesne (NCAA Tournament First Round), 11/13/15

ABRAHAM’S CAREER NUMBERS Year

M MS S

G GWG A Pts C/E

2015 21 1 13 4 1 1 9 0/0

2015 (Fr.)

• Academic All-Big 12 Newcomer Team • Played in 21 games • E arned first career start on backline in NCAA quarterfinal match at Penn State on Nov. 28 • F inished year with nine points (4 G, 1 A), second among WVU freshmen and No. 8 on team • S cored first career goal in 2-0, season-opening win over SIUE, in Bloomington, Indiana, on Aug. 21 • L one assist of season came on insurance goal in win at No. 15 Ohio State on Sept. 11 • T allied first career game-winning goal in 2-0 win over Texas on Sept. 25

IN HIGH SCHOOL

• S ix-year member of the ODP Region 1 Pool and the U-14 National Pool •W  on the Bronze medal with the U.S. Junior National Soccer Team at the 2014 Kuban Spring Tournament in Sochi, Russia •M  ember of the Mountaineer United Soccer Club and played for the Shox U-18 Team under former WVU assistant coach Nikki Goodenow • T hree-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 • G raduated early from Albert Gallatin High and enrolled at WVU in January 2015 • Majoring in exercise physiology • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

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2010 Big East Tournament | 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 | 2015 Big 12 Regular Season

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LAURELCarpenter 5-9 | MIDFIELDER | McMURRAY, PA.

19

CARPENTER’S SINGLE GAME CAREER HIGHS Shots 0 Shots on Goal

0

Goals 0 Assists

0

Points 0

CARPENTER’S CAREER NUMBERS Year

M MS S

G GWG A Pts C/E

2015 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2015 (Fr.)

• Academic All-Big 12 Newcomer Team • Saw time in two matches and earned 19 minutes of play

IN HIGH SCHOOL

• T wo-year member of the Beadling Soccer Club and 2014 Pennsylvania West State champions and Director’s League semifinalist • E ight-year member and co-captain of Century United Soccer Club ’95 • T wo-time Pennsylvania West State champions and twotime Pennsylvania West finalist with Century United • P layed 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

84

WOMEN’S SOCCER

• Owns PTHS career assist record (104) • Three-time all-section and All-WPIAL honoree • 2 014 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 • 2 014 All-State and regional All-America • 2 013 South Hills Almanac Elite 8 Team and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette All-Star Team • 2 012 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 • Majoring in engineering • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

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


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PATRICIA Fernandez 5-0 | MIDFIELDER | PEARLAND, TEXAS

14

FERNANDEZ’S SINGLE GAME CAREER HIGHS Shots

2 vs. Duquesne, 8/30/15

Shots on Goal

1 vs. Duquesne, 8/30/15

Goals 0 Assists 0 Points 0

FERNANDEZ’S CAREER NUMBERS Year

M MS S

G GWG A Pts C/E

2015 7 0 2 0 0 0 0 0/0

2015 (Fr.)

• Academic All-Big 12 Newcomer Team • P layed off the bench in seven matches and logged 73 minutes of action • F inished the season with two shots, both in 5-0 win over Duquesne on Aug. 30 • E arned a career-high 23 minutes of play in 8-0 victory over Villanova on Sept. 6

IN HIGH SCHOOL

• F our-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 • A ttended 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 • 2 011 District Newcomer of the Year and Dawson High MVP

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PERSONAL

• Daughter of Arthur and Liza Criswell • Has one brother • Birthday is December 29 • Majoring in exercise physiology • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll • Dean’s List • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

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WTournament O M E| N SEastS OC E R | 2012 Big 12 Regular Season | 2013 Big 12 Regular Season and Tournament | 2014 Big 12 Regular Season and Tournament | 2015 Big 12 Regular Season 2010 Big East 2011’Big Division andC Tournament

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VANESSAFlores 5-7 | MIDFIELDER | BAYTOWN, TEXAS

26

FLORES’ SINGLE GAME CAREER HIGHS Shots

2 vs. Villanova, 9/6/15

Shots on Goal

0

Goals 0 Assists

0

Points 0

FLORES’ CAREER NUMBERS Year

M MS S

G GWG A Pts C/E

2015 8 0 3 0 0 0 0 0

• Member of the Mexican U-20 Women’s National Team

2015 (Fr.)

• Academic All-Big 12 Newcomer Team • L ogged 222 minutes of action playing off the bench in eight matches • F inished the season with three shots, including a careerhigh two in 8-0 win over Villanova on Sept. 6 • A lso played a career-high 56 minutes in victory over Wildcats

IN HIGH SCHOOL

• Girls IMG Academy Top 150 (No. 152) •M  ember of the Mexican Women’s National U-17 and U-20 Teams • C ompeted with the Mexican U-20 team at the 2015 U-20 Women’s NTC Invitational

86

WOMEN’S SOCCER

• Competed at the 2014 U-17 World Cup Costa Rica • C aptained the 2013 Mexican National Team at the 4 Nations Tournament Costa Rica • H elped 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 • S ix-year member of the Albion Hurricanes FC, multiyear team captain and led squad to 2012 and 2011 state championships • T ransitioned 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 • F irst 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 • Majoring in exercise physiology • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

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


SOPHOMORE

SH’NIAGordon 5-7 | FORWARD | OCKLAWAHA, FLA.

99

GORDON’S SINGLE GAME CAREER HIGHS

GORDON’S CAREER NUMBERS Year

M MS S

Shots

4 vs. Longwood, 9/13/15

Shots on Goal

3 vs. Duquesne, 8/30/15

Goals

1 (5 times); last vs. Duquesne (NCAA Tournament First Round), 11/13/15

Assists

1 (3 times); last vs. Loyola Marymount (NCAA Tournament Third Round), 11/22/15

Points

3 (2 times); last at Texas Tech, 10/11/15

G GWG A Pts C/E

2015 23 23 28 5 3

2015 (Fr.)

• All-Big 12 Freshman Team • Academic All-Big 12 Newcomer Team • S tarted all 23 matches and finished with 1,010 minutes of action • F inished fourth on team and paced Mountaineer freshmen with 13 points and five goals; goal total ranked No. 3 on team and No. 10 in Big 12 Conference • T allied three game-winning goals, the fourth-best total in the Big 12 • Also chipped in three assists • F irst career shot went down as a game-winner, as she scored in the 20th minute of WVU’s 2-0 win vs. SIUE in the season opener at the Indiana Tournament on Aug. 21 • T allied one goal and one assist for a career-high three points in 5-0 victory vs. Duquesne on Aug. 30

3 13 1/0

• G ame-winning goal in WVU’s 8-0 win over Villanova on Sept. 6 came 83 seconds into the match and is the sixth-fastest goal in program history • T allied a career-high four shots in 4-0 win vs. Longwood on Sept. 13 • C onnected on through ball in 49th minute for gamewinning score at No. 13 Texas Tech on Oct. 11; also assisted on fourth score of game for a career-high three points • A dded insurance goal in 4-0 win vs. Duquesne on Nov. 13 in NCAA Tournament First Round • A ssisted on Kailey Utley’s game-winning goal in 5-2 victory over Loyola Marymount on Nov. 22 in NCAA Tournament Third Round • Two-time Big 12 Freshman of the Week (8/25, 10/13)

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IN HIGH SCHOOL

• Girls IMG Academy Top 150 (No. 52) • N o. 2-ranked player in South-West, according to 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 • S cored 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 • A lso a member of high school track team and competed at the Texas Relays as a sophomore • P layed soccer in multiple states, including Texas and Georgia

PERSONAL

• Daughter of Joseph and Porsche Schwendemann • Has two brothers and one sister • Birthday is April 9 • Majoring in exercise physiology • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

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2010 Big East Tournament | 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 | 2015 Big 12 Regular Season

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EASTHERMayiKith 5-6 | DEFENDER | QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC

16

MAYI KITH’S SINGLE GAME CAREER HIGHS Shots 0 Shots on Goal

0

Goals 0 Assists

0

Points 0

MAYI KITH’S CAREER NUMBERS Year

M MS S

G GWG A Pts C/E

2015 20 16 0 0 0 0 0 2/0

2015 (Fr.)

• Academic All-Big 12 Newcomer Team • P layed in 20 matches and started final 16 contests of the year at center back after Carly Black went down with a season-ending injury • L ogged 1,676 minutes of action, the seventh-best total on team • H elped the WVU defense post a program-best 15 shutouts, the third-best mark in the NCAA •W  VU defense allowed just 11 goals all year, the fewest in program history • E arned first career start in 4-0 win vs. Longwood on Sept. 13

88

WOMEN’S SOCCER

IN HIGH SCHOOL

• Two-year member of the Canadian U-17 National Team •M  ade seven appearances with the U-17 team and played the full 90 minutes in six matches • C ompeted at the 2014 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Costa Rica •W  on the Silver medal at the 2013 CONCACAF Women’s U-17 Championship in Montego Bay, Jamaica •M  ade Canadian youth debut in 2012 under coach David Benning • H as 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

• D aughter 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 • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

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


SOPHOMORE

DALANDA Quendeno 5-5 | DEFENDER | PARIS, FRANCE

97

OUENDENO’S SINGLE GAME CAREER HIGHS Shots

1 vs. Longwood, 9/13/15

Shots on Goal

1 vs. Longwood, 9/13/15

Goals 0 Assists 0 Points 0

OUENDENO’S CAREER NUMBERS Year

M MS S

G GWG A Pts C/E

2015 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0/0

2015 (Fr.)

• P layed off the bench in eight matches and logged 116 minutes • E arned a career-high 35 minutes of play in 8-0 win vs. Villanova on Sept. 6 • T allied first career shot in 4-0 win over Longwood on Sept. 13

IN HIGH SCHOOL

PERSONAL

• Daughter of Bintou and Faya Ouendeno • Has two sisters and two brothers • Birthday is November 2 • Primary language is French • Enrolled in undergraduate studies • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

• S ix-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) • P reviously played for Arnouville Football Club (ASAF) from 2004-09 • Attended Catherine Labouré Secondary School

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2010 Big East Tournament | 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 | 2015 Big 12 Regular Season

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AMANDA Saymon 5-5 | MIDFIELDER | BRIDGEPORT, W.VA.

13

SAYMON’S SINGLE GAME CAREER HIGHS Shots 0 Shots on Goal

0

Goals 0 Assists

0

Points 0

SAYMON’S CAREER NUMBERS Year

M MS S

G GWG A Pts C/E

2015 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0

2015 (Fr.)

• Academic All-Big 12 Newcomer Team • Played in two games and logged 26 minutes of action

IN HIGH SCHOOL

•M  ember 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 • F our-year member of the West Virginia ODP and part of the Region 1 Pool •M  ember of the 2014 Thanksgiving Inter-Regional U-17 roster and the U-16/17 International Croatia roster

90

WOMEN’S SOCCER

PERSONAL

• Daughter of George and Beth Saymon • Has one brother • Birthday is March 17 • Majoring in exercise physiology • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

• 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 • 2 014 and 2012 All-State First Team, all-conference and all-county (coaches) • 2 014 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 • T allied 65 goals in three seasons at BHS, including 32 goals and 11 assists in 2014

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


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BIANCA St.Georges 5-5 | DEFENDER | ST. FELIX DE VALOIS, QUEBEC

4

ST. GEORGES’ SINGLE GAME CAREER HIGHS Shots

4 at Oklahoma, 10/9/15

Shots on Goal

2 at Oklahoma, 10/9/15

Goals 0 Assists

1 (6 times); last vs. Loyola Marymount (NCAA Tournament Third Round), 11/22/15

Points

1 (6 times); last vs. Loyola Marymount (NCAA Tournament Third Round), 11/22/15

ST. GEORGES’ CAREER NUMBERS Year

M MS S

G GWG A Pts C/E

2015 22 22 25 0 0

• Member of the Canadian U-20 Women’s National Team

2015 (Fr.)

• Big 12 Freshman of the Year • All-Big 12 Second Team • All-Big 12 Freshman Team • Academic All-Big 12 Newcomer Team • S tarted all 22 matches available for and logged 1,732 minutes of action, the fifth-most minutes on team • H elped the WVU defense post a program-best 15 shutouts, the third-best mark in the NCAA •W  VU defense allowed just 11 goals all year, the fewest in program history • T allied six points on six assists, the second-best total on team and fourth-best in Big 12 Conference • A ssist total ranked No. 4 on all-time Mountaineer freshman assist list • S et-up Amanda Hill’s game-winner in 1-0 victory over No. 5 Penn State on Sept. 4 for first career point • E arned assist on Kadeisha Buchanan’s game-winning goal in 2-0 victory at No. 15 Ohio State on Sept. 11 • A ssisted on Michaela Abam’s game-winning goal in 4-0 victory over Longwood on Sept. 13 • S et-up Hannah Abraham’s game-winning score in 2-0 win over Texas on Sept. 25 • TDS.com Team of the Week Honorable Mention (10/20)

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• T wo-year member of the Canadian Women’s National U-17 Team • C ompeted at the 2014 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Costa Rica •W  on Silver medal at the 2013 CONCACAF U-17 Championship Jamaica • H as started eight games for the U-17 squad and helped the team compile a 4-3-1 mark in two tournaments •M  ade Canadian Youth debut in 2012 under coach David Benning • H as 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 • C ompeted in back-to-back Canadian Championships (2012 and 2013) with her provincial team; also competed at the 2013 Canada Games with squad • S aw time at the 2011 Canadian Championship with club team • Attended Georges-Vanier Secondary

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• Daughter of Michel St. Georges and Denis Doody • Has two brothers and one sister • Birthday is July 28 • Fluent in English and French • Majoring in exercise physiology • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

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5-4 | FORWARD/MIDFIELDER | BUTLER, PA.

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• Sat out the season

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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

• P layed four years of club soccer for Northern Steel Soccer • T eam 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

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AMANDABurns

FRESHMAN | 5-0 | MIDFIELDER | CLARENCE, N.Y. IN HIGH SCHOOL

• S ix-year member of Western NY Flash Academy (formerly known as Buffalo Soccer Academy) • 2 014 NYS West ODP State Team and member of 2014 Region 1 Cup • Two-time New York State West champion • No. 44-ranked midfielder in New York • Five-year varsity letterwinner at Clarence High and 2015 team captain • P aced Clarence in assists and helped Red Devils post an 18-3 record in 2015 • L ed Clarence to back-to-back semifinal appearances in the New York State Girls AA Soccer Championship • Three-time sectional champion and two-time regional champion •M  ember of the National Honor Society and the Superintendent’s Advisory Group

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• Daughter of Thomas and Jane Burns • Has one brother and one sister • Birthday is September 18 • Majoring in forensic & investigative sciences

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SOPHOMORE | 5-9 | FORWARD | FORT COLLINS, COLO. AT SANTA CLARA (2015)

• Saw time in 22 matches for the Broncos and started 11 • Finished second on the team with 13 points (6 G, 1 A) • Six goals also ranked No. 2 on team • T allied first college goal in first collegiate game, a 2-0 win at UC Davis on Aug. 21 • A dded an insurance goal in 2-0 victory against Oklahoma on Sept. 11 • R ecorded a two-goal performance in 4-0 win at UC Irvine on Sept. 25 • F irst collegiate assist came on team’s game-winning goal in a double-overtime 3-2 victory at Gonzaga on Nov. 7 • S cored the game-winner in the Bronco’s 1-0 win over Long Beach State on Nov. 14 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament

IN HIGH SCHOOL

•M  ember of the 2014 Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) Player Development Program (PDP) and ranked No. 5 for all U17 girls during the 2013-14 ECNL regular season WVUWomensSoccer

• A ttended the United States Soccer Federation Training Centers in 2013-14 • Played club soccer for Real Colorado • 2 014 Conference Player of the Year as a junior at Fossil Ridge High • 2014 nominee for the Gatorade Player of the Year • L ed Fossil Ridge to an undefeated league record in 2014 and earned First Team All-State accolades • A dvanced to state semifinals in 2013 and earned Second Team All-State honors • A lso earned all-conference honors in track as a freshman and sophomore at Fossil Ridge • Member of the National Honor Society • G raduated early from Fossil Ridge and enrolled at Santa Clara in January 2015

PERSONAL

• Daughter of Trey and Jenice Cutler • Has one brother and one sister • Birthday is February 18 • Majoring in communications

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RYLEEFoster

FRESHMAN | 5-9 | GOALKEEPER | CAMBRIDGE, ONTARIO • T wo-year member of the Canadian U-20 Women’s National Team

IN HIGH SCHOOL

•M  ade Canadian Youth Program debut in 2013 at age 15 and has started 10 matches and played 841 minutes, earning five clean sheets and allowing just four goals • A s a member of the Canadian U-20 Women’s National Team, won Silver medal at the 2015 CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship Honduras alongside Mountaineer teammate Bianca St. Georges • A lso played alongside Mountaineers Kadeisha Buchanan, Ashley Lawrence and Amandine Pierre-Louis at the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada • P reviously was a two-year member of the Canadian Women’s National U-17 Team and competed at the 2014 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Costa Rica with St. Georges and Easther Mayi Kith

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• A lso won the Silver medal at the 2013 CONCACAF Women’s U-17 Championship Jamaica and earned the Golden Glove Award, as well as a spot on the Best XI Team • R an track for Glenview Park Secondary and was named the Junior Track Athlete of the Year

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• Daughter of Dave and Kim Foster • Has two sisters • Birthday is August 13 • Majoring in pre-sport management

FRESHMAN | 5-4 | MIDFIELDER/FORWARD | BALDWINSVILLE, N.Y. IN HIGH SCHOOL

• F our-year member of the Region 1 ODP team who competed at the 2015 Inter-Regional Tournament and traveled to Germany, Italy, France and Costa Rica for competitions • S even-year member of the Syracuse Development Academy Club Team and competed at the U.S. Youth Soccer Regionals each year • G irls IMG Academy Top 150 (No. 111 overall, No. 36 midfielder) and TopDrawerSoccer.com No. 12-ranked midfielder regionally • N ominated for the 2015 Gatorade Player of the Year at Baldwinsville High • C ompeted at the 2013 U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships with club team •M  ember of the 2014 and 2015 TopDrawerSoccer. com U.S. Youth Region I Top XI Team and two-time TopDrawerSoccer.com State All-Star • T hree-time top-10 U.S. National League scorer and paced Syracuse Development Academy in scoring three straight season (2013-15)

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• 2 015 NSCAA All-America, NSCAA New York State Player of the Year and two-time All-Region East Team honoree as a team captain at Baldwinsville High • L ed the Bees to a 17-3-1 record in 2015 and the Section III Championship • N YSSCOGS/NYSSWA All-State First Team, All-CNY Player of the Year, All-CNY Player of the Year, All-CNY Team and Believe to Achieve (Syracuse Chamber of Commerce) Player of the Year as a senior at Baldwinsville • F our-time CNYCL All-Leauge First Team, as well as three-time All-Section 3 Team, Class AA Section All-Star and CNYCL All-League and two-time Most Outstanding Soccer Player honoree (2014-15) • F inished five-year varsity career with 60 goals and 19 assists

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• Daughter of Fritz and Laurie Gentile • Has three brothers • Birthday is July 28 • Enrolled in undergraduate studies

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JUNIOR | 5-6 | MIDFIELDER | CHESTERFIELD, MO. AT MISSOURI (2015)

• Played in all 19 matches and earned two starts • Finished with four points on two goals • T allied first career game-winner in 2-1 victory over No. 9 Auburn on Sept. 11 • A dded an insurance goal in Tigers’ 2-0 victory against Georgia on Oct. 11 • L ogged at least 50 minutes of playing time in eight matches and played a career-high 72 minutes against LSU in SEC Tournament • SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll honoree

AT MISSOURI (2014)

• Saw time in 22 matches and earned three starts • Tallied seven points (3 G, 1 A) • P layed a season-high 55 minutes and scored team’s lone goal in 3-1 loss at No. 7 Florida on Sept. 28 • R ecorded first career assist in 3-3 double-overtime draw at Mississippi on Oct. 24 • S cored in the 87th minute in Tigers’ 2-1 defeat to No. 17 South Carolina at the SEC Soccer Tournament on Nov. 5, in Orange Beach, Alabama

BROOKEMyers

IN HIGH SCHOOL

• N amed a 2014 NSCAA All-America with St. Louis Scott Gallagher Soccer Club and helped team capture three Missouri State Cup titles • 2 014 Post-Dispatch All-Metro Girls Soccer Player of the Year at St. Joseph’s Academy in St. Louis • T wo-time (2013-14) Missouri Class 3 All-State First Team • 2012 Missouri Class 2 All-State Second Team • Two-time (2012-13) All-Conference First Team

PERSONAL

• Daughter of Ed and Kim Magaletta • F ather played basketball and ran track at St. Louis University, and mother played softball at Columbia College • Has one brother and one sister • S ister, Tori, played soccer at Columbia College, and brother, Nick, played football at William Jewel College • Birthday is February 14 • Majoring in exercise physiology

FRESHMAN | 5-11 | GOALKEEPER | MIDDLETOWN, PA. IN HIGH SCHOOL

• T hree-year member of the Penn Legacy ’97 Black team, which ranked No. 2 in Pennsylvania in 2014 • A ttended the 2013 Players Development Academy (PDA) NJ (Premier) • F our-year starting goalkeeper and team captain at Middletown Area High • N amed to the 2015 Mid-Penn Girls’ Soccer Conference Capital Division All-Star First Team and All-PennLive Girls’ Soccer All-Star Second Team • 2 014 Mid-Penn Girls’ Soccer Conference Capital Division Second Team and Team MVP

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• 2013 Golden Eagle Award winner • 2012 Middletown Soccer Rookie of the Year • E arned the President’s Award as an Academic All-Star and member of Student Council, Key Club, Mini-THON Committee, Link Crew and National Honor Society

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• Daughter of Steve and Michelle Myers • Has two brothers and one sister • Birthday is September 11 • Majoring in pre-sport and exercise psychology

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2016

SEASONNotebook Challenging Slate Year after year, coach Nikki Izzo-Brown challenges the Mountaineers with one of the nation’s hardest schedules, and 2016 is no different, as the team will meet seven squads that qualified for the 2015 NCAA Tournament, including matches against reigning National Champion Penn State and runner-up Duke on their home fields. “While the 2016 schedule is tough, if falls right in line with our scheduling philosophy, which is to play the best nonconference competition we can to prepare us for conference play,” Izzo-Brown, the four-time defending Big 12 Coach of the Year, said. “Mission accomplished this year. We feel this is one of the toughest slates we have put together in 21 seasons. We made the conscious decision to play some of the nation’s top teams.” In total, WVU, coming off an NCAA Elite Eight season in 2015, will face three teams from the Big Ten Conference and two from the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), including Clemson, the ACC’s third-place team last year and a No. 2 seed in the 2015 NCAA Tournament, in its home opener on Aug. 26 at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium. WVU opens the year at Penn State on Friday, Aug. 19; the Mountaineers dropped a 2-0 decision at PSU in the 2015 NCAA Tournament Elite Eight on Nov. 28. WVU earned the upper hand in the regular-season meeting, defeating the Nittany Lions, 1-0, in Morgantown on Sept. 4. Additional nonconference road-match highlights include a showdown at Duke on Sept. 9 and a match at Richmond on Sept. 23. WVU competes in Morgantown 10 times in 2016. Following its home opener against the Tigers, the Mountaineers will compete against 2015 NCAA Tournament qualifiers Ohio State on Sept. 4, Princeton on Sept. 16 and Georgetown on Sept. 18.

Defense Back for More Following a record-breaking 2015 season, the WVU women’s soccer defense returns partially intact but fully committed to the same objective – denying opponent goals. Back to anchor the Mountaineer defense for the fourth straight season is three-time NSCAA All-America and three-time reigning Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year, senior center back Kadeisha Buchanan. Under her leadership, the WVU backline has allowed just 50 opponent goals since 2013, including a program-low 11 in 2015, the same season the unit also posted a school-record 15 shutouts.

Also returning this season is sophomore Bianca St. Georges, the reigning Big 12 Newcomer of the Year, as well as senior Carly Black and sophomore Easther Mayi Kith. Black started 52 straight career matches prior to suffering a season-ending injury in 2015. Mayi Kith replaced her in the lineup and started the remaining 15 matches. The Mountaineers will be forced to replace goalkeeper Hannah Steadman and outside back Maggie Bedillion in the lineup. Junior Michelle Newhouse should step in between the posts. The Pinch, West Virginia, native has seen time in eight matches since 2014 and shows two career saves. Goals Galore The Mountaineers return 59 percent of the recordsetting 61 goals scored in 2015. At the top of the list is junior forward Michaela Abam. An All-Big 12 First Team honoree last season, she paced the team and ranked No. 2 in the conference with 12 goals, a career-high total. She also ranked No. 2 on the team, No. 3 in the Big 12, with 27 points (12 G, 3 A). Among her many highlights was a WVU record four-goal performance in the team’s 8-0 victory over Villanova on Sept. 6. The eight points also were a team single-game record.

Senior midfielder Ashley Lawrence will again factor into the Mountaineers’ offensive success. An NSCAA AllAmerica First Team honoree one year ago, she ranked No. 3 on the team in 2015 with 18 points (5 G, 8 A). The eight helpers were a team and career high, and she ranked No. 2 in the Big 12 with a 0.36 per game average. Lawrence’s career assist total stands at 19, one short of breaking onto the all-time program list. Sophomore forward Sh’Nia Gordon should once again factor into the team’s scoring production. The All-Big 12 Freshman Team honoree started all 23 matches in 2015 and finished tied for fourth on the team with 13 points (5 G, 3 A). Also returning is junior midfielder Carla Portillo, who started 21 matches and finished with 10 points (3 G, 4 A). Expected to factor more into the Mountaineers’ offensive plans this season are top returning reserves from 2015, junior forwards Amandine Pierre-Louis and Heather Kaleiohi. Pierre-Louis finished 2015 with 12 points (4 G, 4 A), while Kaleiohi contributed six points (2 G, 2 A). Big Benchmark Awaits Entering her 21st season as the only WVU women’s soccer head coach, Nikki Izzo-Brown is just one victory short of career win No. 300. Izzo-Brown’s 21-year coaching record stands at 299106-44 (.715). Before founding the WVU women’s soccer program in 1995, she spent one season at West Virginia Wesleyan in 1994. The WVU women’s soccer program’s all-time record stands at 286-101-44 (.715), and the Mountaineers need just 14 victories in 2016 to reach win No. 300. Izzo-Brown has posted a winning record in all 20 seasons with the Mountaineers and has led WVU to 10 wins or more each year but 1999. WVU earned a program-record 19 victories in 2015.

WVU opens the defense of its four straight Big 12 Conference regular-season titles at home against Baylor on Sept. 30. The Mountaineers also will face Oklahoma, Texas Tech, the defending Big 12 Conference Tournament champions, and Oklahoma State in Morgantown this season. WVU will travel on two conference road swings, playing at Kansas State and Iowa State Oct. 7-9, and TCU and Texas Oct. 21-23. The 2016 Big 12 Soccer Championship begins with quarterfinal play on Nov. 2, with the semifinals and the final following on Nov. 4 and Nov. 6. For the fourth straight year, all matches will be played at Swope Soccer Village in Kansas City, Missouri. The first round of the 2016 NCAA Tournament will begin on Nov. 11-13, with all matches held on campus sites. The 2016 Women’s College Cup will be held Dec. 2-4, at WakeMed Soccer Park, in Cary, North Carolina. 2015 Big 12 Freshman of the Year Bianca St. Georges returns to a defense that registered a program-record 15 shutouts last 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 |


Hermann Hopefuls Again For the second straight season, defender Kadeisha Buchanan and midfielder Ashley Lawrence, both seniors, were named to the MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List. College soccer’s version of the Heisman Trophy, the award represents the highest level of individual achievement in the sport. The 2016 recognition was the third straight for Buchanan and the second straight for Lawrence. This is the fourth time since 2007 WVU has had two student-athletes land on the first list of the season. Nine different Mountaineers have been named to the initial Watch List 14 times since 2003. WVU also had had six semifinalists, including Buchanan and Lawrence. Buchanan was the program’s first finalist last year and the only finalist to return to the list this year. NSCAA All-America First Team honorees one year ago, the duo played for Canada at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics. Taking Names The Mountaineers carry an important streak into 2016, as the squad has defeated at least one top-10 team in each of the last 11 seasons. WVU is 13-10-2 against top-10 teams and 22-26-8 against all ranked opponents since 2005. Wins vs. the Top 10 2015 . . No. 5/7 Penn State ������������������������ 2014 . . at No. 9 Kansas ���������������������������� 2013 . . at No. 9 Baylor ������������������������������ 2012 . . No. 1 Stanford ������������������������������ 2012 . . No. 7 Oklahoma State �������������������� 2011 . . No. 9 Marquette ���������������������������� 2010 . . No. 9 Virginia���������������������������������� 2009 . . at No. 9 Rutgers ���������������������������� 2009 . . at No. 8 Penn State ������������������������ 2008 . . No. 7 Virginia �������������������������������� 2007 . . . at No. 6 Penn State ������������������������ 2006 . . at No. 7 Penn State ������������������������ 2005 . . at No. 9 Marquette ������������������������

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Morgantown Magic The Mountaineers have developed a true home field advantage, going 107-17-13 at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium since its opening in August 2004. WVU carries a big streak into the 2016 season, as the team is unbeaten in its last 25 straight home matches and has not lost a contest since a 2-0 defeat to No. 21 Duke on Aug. 29, 2014. Additionally, the Mountaineers show a 30-match unbeaten streak in conference games at DDSS and have not lost a league contest since falling 3-2 in overtime to No. 8 Notre Dame on Oct. 2, 2009. WVU is 15-0-1 in all-time home Big 12 matches. Nice to Meet You WVU’s 2016 regular-season schedule features just one first-time opponent in Clemson. The Mountaineers will face the Tigers in their home season opener at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium on Friday, Aug. 26, at 7 p.m. The Mountaineers went 6-0 against first-time opponents in 2015. In the program’s 20-year history (moving into the 2016 season), WVU has faced 106 different teams. First-Year Mountaineers Six student-athletes will don the Gold and Blue for the first time in 2016: transfers Grace Cutler (forward, Santa Clara) and Alli Magaletta (midfielder, Missouri), as well as freshmen Amanda Burns (midfielder), Rylee Foster (goalkeeper), Jade Gentile (midfielder/forward) and Brooke Myers (goalkeeper).

Seniors Kadeisha Buchanan and Ashley Lawrence (pictured) headline the list of MAC Hermann Trophy hopefuls.

2016 WOMEN’S SOCCER SCHEDULE

DAY Monday Sunday Friday Sunday Friday Sunday Thursday Sunday Friday Friday Sunday Friday Friday Sunday Friday Sunday Friday Friday Sunday Friday Wednesday Friday Sunday

DATE OPPONENT Aug. 8 Michigan (exhibition) Aug. 14 at Virginia (exhibition) Aug. 19 at Penn State % Aug. 21 Buffalo % Aug. 26 Clemson Aug. 28 Saint Francis Sept. 1 Purdue Sept. 4 Ohio State Sept. 9 at Duke Sept. 16 Princeton Sept. 18 Georgetown Sept. 23 at Richmond Sept. 30 Baylor* Oct. 2 Oklahoma* Oct. 7 at Kansas* Oct. 9 at Iowa State* Oct. 14 Texas Tech* Oct. 21 at TCU* Oct. 23 at Texas* Oct. 28 Oklahoma State* Nov. 2 Big 12 Soccer Championship Quarterfinal ! Nov. 4 Big 12 Soccer Championship Semifinal ! Nov. 6 Big 12 Soccer Championship Final !

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2016 WVU WOMEN’S SOCCER QUICK FACTS University Information Location: Morgantown, W.Va. Enrollment: 31,514 Founded: 1867 President: E. Gordon Gee Director of Athletics: Shane Lyons Web Address: WVUsports.com Nickname: Mountaineers School Color: Old Gold (PMS 124) and Blue (PMS 295) Conference: Big 12 Conference Program Information Head Coach: Nikki Izzo-Brown (21st year, Rochester ’93) Record at WVU: 286-101-44 (.715) (20 Years) Career Record: 299-106-44 (.715) (21 Years) Associate Head Coach: Lisa Stoia (10th Year, WVU ’03) Assistant Coach: Marisa Kanela (Seventh Year, WVU ’05) Stadium: Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium (1,650) Press Box Phone: 304-293-6480 Sport Administrator: Keli Cunningham, WVU Deputy Athletic Director Women’s Soccer History Founded: 1995 (first season – 1996) All-Time Record: 286-101-44 (20 Years) Affiliation: NCAA Division I NCAA Tournament Appearances: 16 straight (2000-15) Highest NCAA Appearance: Elite Eight (2007, 2015) Big 12 Conference Championships (Last): 6 (2015) Big East Conference Championships (Last): 8 (2011)

Coach Nikki Izzo-Brown and her staff return in 2016 for the program’s 21st season.

2016 Outlook Starters Returning/Lost: 7/4 Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 17/8 Newcomers: 6

2015 Season Review Overall Record: 19-3-1, 6-0-1 Big 12 Conference; Big 12 Regular-Season Champions Postseason: NCAA Elite Eight Final Ranking (Polls): 7/7 (TopDrawerSoccer.com/NSCAA) All-Americans: Three (Kadeisha Buchanan, Amanda Hill, Ashley Lawrence)

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

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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 |


2015

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2015 Season Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Big 12 Beasts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 2015 Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 2015 Stats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105


2015

SEASONReview A Special Season The West Virginia University women’s soccer team made sure its 20th season was one to remember.

The Mountaineer standard of excellence resulted in program season records for shutouts (15), goals (61) and wins (19). It pushed WVU (19-3-1, 6-0-1) to its fourth straight Big 12 Conference regular-season title, its 16th straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament and its long-awaited return to the Elite Eight. Run Through the NCAA Tournament The Mountaineers made their 16th straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament, the seventhlongest active streak in the nation. WVU earned a No. 2 seed in the University Park region, the highest NCAA seed in program history. WVU finished with a 3-1 mark in the 2015 NCAA Tournament and advanced to the NCAA Elite Eight, the program’s second quarterfinal appearance and first since 2007. The Mountaineers now show a 1515-2 all-time record in NCAA Tournament play.

The Mountaineers opened the tournament with three straight wins at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium. WVU earned 4-0 victories over Duquesne and Northwestern on Nov. 13 and Nov. 20, respectively, before disposing of a plucky Loyola Marymount squad on Nov. 22 by a score of 5-2. The victory over the Dukes was the Mountaineers’ first in the NCAA Tournament since 2010. WVU’s tournament run ended with a 2-0 defeat at No. 1-seed and eventual National Champion Penn State on Nov. 28. National Rankings The Mountaineers finished the 2015 season ranked No. 7 in the final National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) NCAA Division I Women’s National Poll and the TopDrawerSoccer.com Top 25 Poll. The position was the team’s best postseason ranking in both polls. WVU was ranked in the top five of the NSCAA Poll each week since Sept. 22, and within the top 10 each week since Sept. 8. The Mountaineers reached as high as a program-best No. 2 on Oct. 27 and held the position for two weeks. The squad sat at No. 4 in the final poll of the regular season.

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The 2015 Mountaineer senior class led WVU to season records in wins (19), shutouts (15) and goals (61).

We Are the Champions! (x4) With a 2-1 overtime victory at Oklahoma State on Oct. 23, the Mountaineers clinched the 2015 Big 12 Conference regular-season title, their fourth straight. The Mountaineers have won the title each season since joining the Big 12 in 2012, and WVU is the only program to win four straight outright championships; Texas A&M won four straight titles from 2004-07, but its first was not an outright win. The Mountaineers own a 27-1-3 all-time record in Big 12 play are unbeaten at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium. Dating back to its days in the Big East Conference, WVU has won five straight conference regular-season crowns and nine since its first title in 2002. WVU has won nine regular season and championship conference titles in six seasons and 14 since 2002. Setting the Standard Building off the success it achieved throughout the 2014 season, WVU extended its program-record unbeaten streak to 20 with a 2-0 win against SIUE in the 2015 season opener on Aug. 21, at Indiana’s Hoosier Classic. The streak stopped with the Mountaineers’ 2-1 loss to No. 11 Virginia Tech on Aug. 23. The defeat was the team’s first since dropping a 2-0 decision to No. 21 Duke on Aug. 29, 2014, at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium.

The Mountaineers also put together a 16-match unbeaten streak in 2015, going 15-0-1 following their early 2-1 loss to the Hokies. The streak was halted with the team’s 1-0 loss to No. 18 Texas Tech in the 2015 Big 12 Soccer Championship semifinal on Nov. 6. Not Up in Here! The Mountaineers resembled a brick wall in 2015, allowing a combined 143 shots, with only 59 on-frame, for a 0.077 opponent shot percentage. Fourteen of WVU’s 19 wins came via a shutout, including 1-0 victories at Maryland on Aug. 28 and against No. 5 Penn State on Sept. 4, and a 2-0 win at No. 15 Ohio State on Sept. 11. WVU posted a program single-season record 15 shutouts, the thirdbest mark in the NCAA. WVU allowed just 11 goals all year and 44 corner kicks. The squad ended the year ranked No. 5 nationally in goals-against average (0.471) and shutout percentage (0.652). The 11 goals allowed are the fewest in program history. The previous WVU record for fewest opponent goals scored in a season is 13 (2008, 2006, 2002).

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Goal Record Falls As spectacular as the Mountaineer defense was in 2015, the WVU offense was just as special. The Mountaineers set the program single-season goal record in their 4-0 victory over Northwestern on Nov. 20, and the team finished with 61 goals, besting the previous record of 55 set in 2006. WVU finished the year ranked No. 4 nationally with a 2.65 goals/game average. Fourteen different Mountaineers scored at least one goal, including a team-best 12 from forwards Kailey Utley and Michaela Abam. Big 12 First WVU’s six goals against Kansas on Oct. 16 were the most scored by the Mountaineers in a Big 12 Conference match. Prior to the 6-0 victory, WVU had never scored more than four goals in a Big 12 contest. Buchanan’s Brilliance Tabbed the Best Young Player at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, center back Kadeisha Buchanan returned for her junior season as one of college soccer’s top talents. She anchored a WVU defense that allowed a program-low 11 goals all season and posted a team-record 15 shutouts. Buchanan, the three-time defending Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year, also finished with five points (1 G, 3 A) and now shows 16 career points (5 G, 6 A). One of the top international talents, she was among 10 players shortlisted for the 2015 Ballon d’Or Award as the FIFA Women’s Player of the Year. Buchanan was the lone defender on the list and the only athlete under the age of 20. Lawrence Pushes Mountaineers’ Attack The Mountaineer offense routinely flowed through junior midfielder Ashley Lawrence in 2015.

The duo also was named to the NSCAA All-America First Team. The honor was the second straight first-team recognition and third career award for Buchanan. She also was named to the second team as a freshman in 2013. The award was the first career honor for Lawrence.

(10 G, 9 A) and tallied a career-high 13 points (5 G, 3 A) in 2015. Hill’s career-high five goals were the team’s third-best total and ranked No. 10 in the Big 12 Conference. Additionally, she netted WVU’s game-winning goal three times this year, the fourthbest total in the Big 12.

WVU also was one of two schools to land two student-athletes on the first team. It marked the first time in program history two Mountaineers earned NSCAA All-America First Team honors in one season. It also marked the first time since 2002-03 WVU had first-team recognitions in back-to-back seasons.

Mountaineers Collect Awards WVU populated several awards lists in 2015, including the All-Big 12 Teams, as 10 of the athletes featured in the team’s starting 11 collected a conference best and program record 11 honors.

She Shoots, She Dishes, She Scores! Senior forward Kailey Utley emerged as the Mountaineers’ top point earner in 2015. She paced the team with 30 points (12 G, 6 A), the second-best total in the Big 12 and the 10th-best single-season total in program history. The point, goal and assist totals were career single-season bests. Utley also ranked No. 1 in the Big 12, No. 4 nationally, in gamewinners (7), No. 2 in goals (12) and No. 4 in assists (6). Her game-winning goal at Maryland on Aug. 28 was her first career score in an opponent’s venue. Classy Hill Leads the Way Two-time WVU team captain Amanda Hill was named to the Senior CLASS Award All-America Second Team on Dec. 3. She was the second Mountaineer (Kate Schwindel, 2014) in as many years to be named to the second team and the third (Frances Silva, 2013; Schwindel, 2014) to be named a candidate. Additionally, she collected CoSIDA Academic AllAmerica First Team accolades. A starter at defensive center midfield for all 88 career matches, the third-most career starts in program history, she finished with 29 career points

A conference-high five Mountaineers were named to the All-Big 12 First Team: defenders Maggie Bedillion and Kadeisha Buchanan, forwards Michaela Abam and Kailey Utley, and midfielder Ashley Lawrence. Four Mountaineers landed on the All-Big 12 Second Team: midfielders Amanda Hill and Carla Portillo, defender Bianca St. Georges and goalkeeper Hannah Steadman. Additionally, St. Georges and forward Sh’Nia Gordon were named to the Big 12 AllFreshman Team. WVU collected three of the conference’s major awards, too. Buchanan was named the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year for the third straight season, and St. Georges was named the co-Big 12 Freshman of the Year. Additionally, Nikki Izzo-Brown was tabbed the Big 12 Coach of the Year, giving her four straight awards. Regionally, Buchanan, Lawrence and Utley were named to the NSCAA All-Central Region First, Hill landed on the second team and Steadman was placed on the third team. Additionally, associate head coach Lisa Stoia was named the NSCAA Central Region Assistant Coach of the Year, her second straight honor and third career award.

A three-time All-Big 12 First Team honoree, Lawrence tallied a team- and career-best eight assists and ranked No. 2 in the Big 12 Conference with a 0.36 per-game average. Her career assist total stands at 19. Lawrence has a lethal shot, too, and finished ranked third on the team with five goals, the 10th-best total in the Big 12 Hermann Trophy Semifinalists and All-Americans, Too! Kadeisha Buchanan and Ashley Lawrence were named semifinalists for the 2015 Missouri Athletic Club (MAC) Hermann Trophy on Dec. 1. The award is college soccer’s version of the Heisman Trophy and represents the highest level of individual achievement in the sport. The juniors are two of 15 student-athletes selected as semifinalists by a committee of Division I coaches who are NSCAA members. Buchanan was one of three defenders to land on the list, and Lawrence was one of five midfielders selected. Buchanan advanced in the process and was one of three finalists. WVU and Florida were the only programs to have two players selected for the semifinal list. This is the first time in Mountaineer history that two student-athletes have been tabbed as semifinalists in the same season.

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• Won fourth straight Big 12 regular-season title, including the 2012 title, the first Big 12 championship for a WVU team • In 2015, WVU became the first Big 12 Conference team to win four straight outright regular-season titles • Coach Nikki Izzo-Brown won her fourth straight Big 12 Coach of the Year honor, marking the first time in conference history a coach has earned four consecutive awards • Kadeisha Buchanan won her third consecutive Big 12 Defender of the Year award, becoming the first student-athlete in Big 12 history to win three straight defensive awards • WVU has won the last four Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year honors (Bry McCarthy 2012, Kadeisha Buchanan 2013-15) • Bianca St. Georges was named the co-Big 12 Freshman of the Year, marking the third straight year a Mountaineer has won the honor (Kadeisha Buchanan, 2013; Michaela Abam, 2014) • Earned a conference- and program-best 11 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 6-0-1 record, marking WVU’s third unbeaten Big 12 season and pushing the team’s three-year record to 27-1-3

2015 RESULTS

(19-3-1 OVERALL, 6-0-1 BIG 12) Date Opponent Aug. 21 vs. SIUE ! Aug. 23 vs. No. 11 Virginia Tech ! Aug. 28 at Maryland Aug. 30 Duquesne Sept. 4 No. 5 Penn State Sept. 6 Villanova Sept. 11 at No. 15 Ohio State Sept. 13 Longwood Sept. 18 Buffalo Sept. 20 Florida Gulf Coast Sept. 25 Texas* Oct. 2 TCU* Oct. 9 at Oklahoma* Oct. 11 at No. 13 Texas Tech Oct. 16 Kansas* Oct. 18 Iowa State* Oct. 23 at Oklahoma State* Oct. 30 at Baylor* Nov. 4 vs. Oklahoma State ^ Nov. 6 vs. No. 18 Texas Tech ^ Nov. 13 Duquesne % Nov. 20 Northwestern % Nov. 22 Loyola Marymount % Nov. 28 at No. 6 Penn State % ! Indiana Tournament (Bloomington, Ind.) * Big 12 Conference Game ^ Big 12 Soccer Championship (Kansas City, Mo.) % 2015 NCAA Tournament

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Result W, 2-0 L, 2-1 W, 1-0 W, 5-0 W, 1-0 W, 8-0 W, 2-0 W, 4-0 W, 1-0 (OT) W, 1-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-1 T, 0-0 (2OT) W, 4-1 W, 6-0 W, 4-0 W, 2-1 (OT) CANCELED W, 2-1 L, 1-0 W, 4-0 W, 4-0 W, 5-2 L, 2-0

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2015 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Individual Overall Statistics # Name 16 Kailey Utley 5 Michaela Abam 9 Ashley Lawrence 99 Nia Gordon 27 Amanda Hill 11 Amandine Pierre-Louis 10 Carla Portillo 20 Hannah Abraham Leah Emaus 3 31 Maggie Bedillion 6 Heather Kaleiohi 4 Bianca St. Georges 88 Kadeisha Buchanan 7 Kelsie Maloney 44 Kayla Saager 8 Yulie Lopez Aaran Parry 2 26 Vanessa Flores 24 Carly Black 18 Ashley Woolpert 12 Macy Stalnaker 14 Patricia Fernandez 17 Dalanda Ouendeno 28 Easther Mayi Kith 19 Laurel Carpenter 13 Amanda Saymon

Name 30 Hannah Steadman 1 Michelle Newhouse TM Team Total Opponents Team saves: 2

GP-GS Min G A Pts Shots Shot% SOG SOG% YC-RC GW PK-ATT 23-23 1481 12 6 30 66 .182 35 .530 0-0 7 0-0 23-23 1345 12 4 28 109 .110 35 .321 1-0 2 0-0 23-23 1729 5 8 18 48 .104 21 .438 1-0 0 0-0 23-23 1010 5 3 13 28 .179 15 .536 1-0 3 0-0 23-23 1853 5 3 13 23 .217 12 .522 1-0 3 0-0 22-0 992 4 4 12 72 .056 30 .417 4-0 0 0-0 23-21 1158 3 4 10 21 .143 9 .429 0-0 1 0-0 21-1 615 4 1 9 13 .308 6 .462 0-0 1 0-0 23-2 941 2 3 7 24 .083 5 .208 0-0 0 0-0 23-23 1944 1 5 7 20 .050 7 .350 0-0 0 0-0 20-0 519 2 2 6 23 .087 8 .348 0-0 0 0-0 22-22 1732 0 6 6 25 .000 8 .320 1-0 0 0-0 23-23 1910 1 3 5 29 .034 9 .310 3-0 1 0-1 18-0 524 2 0 4 9 .222 4 .444 0-0 0 0-0 3-0 50 2 0 4 6 .333 4 .667 0-0 0 0-0 14-0 268 0 1 1 8 .000 5 .625 0-0 0 0-0 2-0 55 0 1 1 1 .000 0 .000 0-0 0 0-0 8-0 222 0 0 0 3 .000 0 .000 0-0 0 0-0 7-7 521 0 0 0 3 .000 0 .000 0-0 0 0-0 9-0 168 0 0 0 3 .000 0 .000 0-0 0 0-0 4-0 119 0 0 0 3 .000 1 .333 0-0 0 0-0 7-0 73 0 0 0 2 .000 1 .500 0-0 0 0-0 8-0 116 0 0 0 1 .000 1 1.000 0-0 0 0-0 20-16 1676 0 0 0 0 0.000 0 .000 2-0 0 0-0 2-0 19 0 0 0 0 .000 0 .000 0-0 0 0-0 2-0 26 0 0 0 0 .000 0 .000 0-0 0 0-0

GP-GS 23-23 3-0 - 23 23

Minutes 1975:08 125:12 0:00 2100:20 2100:20

GA 11 0 0 11 61

Avg 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.47 2.61

Saves 45 1 2 48 156

Pct .804 1.000 1.000 .814 .719

W 19 0 0 19 3

L 3 0 0 3 19

T Sho 1 12/3 0 0/3 0 3/0 1 15 1 3

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CORNER KICKS BY PERIOD

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30 29 2 0 61 5 6 0 0 11

West Virginia Opponents

69 72 5 1 147 19 25 0 0 44

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FOULS BY PERIOD

1st 2nd OT OT2 Total

West Virginia Opponents

267 263 7 3 540 61 79 2 1 143

West Virginia Opponents

67 105 0 4 176 86 109 2 1 198

SAVES BY PERIOD

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ATTENDANCE SUMMARY

West Virginia Opponents

23 24 1 0 48 81 71 3 1 156

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2015 TEAM STATISTICS Game-by-Game Team Statistics Date Opponent Score G A Pts Sh Shot% SOG SOG% YC-RC GW PK-ATT Min Aug. 21 vs. SIUE 2-0 2 2 6 12 .167 4 .333 0-0 1 0-0 990 Aug. 23 vs. Virginia Tech 1-2 1 0 2 22 .045 9 .409 1-0 0 0-0 991 Aug. 28 at Maryland 1-0 1 1 3 21 .048 7 .333 0-0 1 0-0 990 Aug. 30 DUQUESNE 5-0 5 5 15 38 .132 17 .447 0-0 1 0-0 990 Sept. 4 PENN STATE 1-0 1 1 3 14 .071 6 .429 1-0 1 0-0 990 Sept. 6 VILLANOVA 8-0 8 8 24 21 .381 14 .667 0-0 1 0-0 1026 Sept. 11 at Ohio State 2-0 2 2 6 23 .087 6 .261 1-0 1 0-0 991 Sept. 13 LONGWOOD 4-0 4 4 12 41 .098 16 .390 0-0 1 0-0 991 1-0 1 0 2 41 .024 11 .268 2-0 1 0-0 1066 Sept. 18 BUFFALO Sept. 20 FLORIDA GULF COAST 1-0 1 1 3 13 .077 5 .385 0-0 1 0-0 990 Sept. 25 TEXAS 2-0 2 2 6 31 .065 12 .387 0-0 1 0-0 990 Oct. 2 TCU 2-1 2 2 6 22 .091 9 .409 1-0 1 0-0 990 Oct. 9 at Oklahoma 0-0 0 0 0 33 .000 16 .485 1-0 0 0-0 1211 Oct. 11 at Texas Tech 4-1 4 3 11 17 .235 8 .471 1-0 1 0-0 990 Oct. 16 KANSAS 6-0 6 6 18 23 .261 11 .478 0-0 1 0-0 993 Oct. 18 IOWA STATE 4-0 4 2 10 38 .105 12 .316 0-0 1 0-0 988 Oct. 23 at Oklahoma State 2-1 2 2 6 16 .125 3 .188 1-0 1 0-0 1032 Nov. 4 vs. Oklahoma State 2-1 2 1 5 24 .083 9 .375 2-0 1 0-0 997 Nov. 6 vs. Texas Tech 0-1 0 0 0 17 .000 6 .353 2-0 0 0-0 1003 Nov. 13 DUQUESNE 4-0 4 3 11 26 .154 14 .538 0-0 1 0-0 991 Nov. 20 NORTHWESTERN 4-0 4 3 11 22 .182 10 .455 0-0 1 0-1 989 Nov. 22 LOYOLA MARYMOUNT 5-2 5 6 16 15 .333 9 .600 1-0 1 0-0 990 Nov. 28 at Penn State 0-2 0 0 0 10 .000 3 .300 0-0 0 0-0 989 West Virginia 61-11 61 54 176 540 .113 217 .402 14-0 19 0-1 23168 Opponent 11 7 29 143 .077 59 .413 19-1 3 2-3 -

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Date Opponent Score Minutes GA GAAvg Saves Save% W L T Sho Aug. 21 vs. SIUE 2-0 90:00 0 0.00 0 .000 1 0 0 1 Aug. 23 vs. Virginia Tech 1-2 90:00 2 1.00 1 .333 0 1 0 Aug. 28 at Maryland 1-0 90:00 0 0.67 2 1.000 1 0 0 1 Aug. 30 DUQUESNE 5-0 90:00 0 0.50 0 .000 1 0 0 1/2 Sept. 4 PENN STATE 1-0 90:00 0 0.40 2 1.000 1 0 0 1 Sept. 6 VILLANOVA 8-0 90:00 0 0.33 1 1.000 1 0 0 1/2 Sept. 11 at Ohio State 2-0 90:00 0 0.29 3 1.000 1 0 0 1 Sept. 13 LONGWOOD 4-0 90:00 0 0.25 0 .000 1 0 0 1/2 Sept. 18 BUFFALO 1-0 96:38 0 0.22 0 .000 1 0 0 1 Sept. 20 FLORIDA GULF COAST 1-0 90:00 0 0.20 3 1.000 1 0 0 1 Sept. 25 TEXAS 2-0 90:00 0 0.18 2 1.000 1 0 0 1 Oct. 2 TCU 2-1 90:00 1 0.25 2 .667 1 0 0 Oct. 9 at Oklahoma 0-0 110:00 0 0.23 3 1.000 0 0 1 1 Oct. 11 at Texas Tech 4-1 90:00 1 0.28 3 .750 1 0 0 Oct. 16 KANSAS 6-0 90:00 0 0.26 1 1.000 1 0 0 1 Oct. 18 IOWA STATE 4-0 90:00 0 0.25 2 1.000 1 0 0 1 Oct. 23 at Oklahoma State 2-1 93:42 1 0.29 1 .5000 1 0 0 Nov. 4 vs. Oklahoma State 2-1 90:00 1 0.33 4 .800 1 0 0 Nov. 6 vs. Texas Tech 0-1 90:00 1 0.36 1 .500 0 1 0 Nov. 13 DUQUESNE 4-0 90:00 0 0.34 1 1.000 1 0 0 1 Nov. 20 NORTHWESTERN 4-0 90:00 0 0.33 1 1.000 1 0 0 1 Nov. 22 LOYOLA MARYMOUNT 5-2 90:00 2 0.40 9 .818 1 0 0 Nov. 28 at Penn State 0-2 90:00 2 0.47 6 .750 0 1 0 Totals 61-11 2100:20 11 0.47 48 .814 19 3 1 15 Opponent 2100:12 61 0.47 156 .719 3 19 1 3

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RECORD

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A Blueprint for Success . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 WVU Timeline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 Match Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Season Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 Career Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 Individual Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 Top Yearly Performances . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116 Team Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117 Class Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 Dick Dlesk Stadium Records . . . . . . . . . . . 120 Opponent Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 Year-by-Year Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 Academic Honors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 Athletic Honors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123 Regulation, OT, PK and Misc. Records . . . 127 Fastest Goals Scored . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128 All-Time TV Games . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129 All-Americans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130 Professional Mountaineers . . . . . . . . . . . 134 WVU on the National Scene . . . . . . . . . . . 135 Series Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136 All-Time Scores . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137 All-Time Letterwinners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 All-Time Numerical Roster . . . . . . . . . . . . 144


A BLUEPRINTSuccess FOR

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

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first year at WVU, despite the fact that the Big East preseason coaches poll tabbed the Mountaineers as potential last place finishers. Although the Mountaineers lost their inaugural match 3-0 at Rutgers, they rebounded to beat Providence 4-0 in their first home match in front of 2,000 fans at Mountaineer Field. West Virginia would win nine more games in its inaugural season, four of which were Big East matches, en route to a final 10-7-2 record that assured Izzo-Brown her first winning season as a Division I coach. At the Big East awards banquet that November, Mountaineer defender Stacey Sollmann was named to the conference’s all-rookie team, making her the first women’s soccer player in West Virginia history to earn postseason honors. In 1997, the Mountaineer Soccer Complex opened and after one season as a varsity sport, the women’s soccer team had a field of its own. The Mountaineers won their first match at the new stadium, defeating Duquesne, 1-0, in the second game of the season. West Virginia boasted a 7-2-1 record in front of home crowds in 1997 before finishing the season 11-6-2 and in fifth place in the Big East. West Virginia went 11-6-2 for the second-straight season and earned its first postseason berth in 1998. The Mountaineers defeated conference rival Pitt, 2-0, in the last game of the regular season to earn a spot in the Big East tournament. The season would end there, however, as Notre Dame upended WVU, 5-0. West Virginia earned a 9-9-1 record in 1999 before having a breakout season in 2000. That year, the Mountaineers won 15 games and saw the emergence of a star player. Katie Barnes, a junior forward from Mason, Ohio, claimed the spotlight, as she led the

Mountaineers in nearly every offensive category throughout the season. She finished the year with 17 goals and nine assists for a school record 43 points. For her outstanding efforts that season, Barnes was named Big East Offensive Player of the Year, making her the first West Virginia women’s soccer player to earn a major conference award. Barnes also became West Virginia’s first All-American in 2000, a Soccer Buzz third-team selection. On September 20, West Virginia appeared in the Top 25 of a major national poll for the first time. After opening the season 7-1, the Mountaineers were the 24th-ranked team in the country according to Soccer Buzz as they headed into conference play. West Virginia split its conference matches, going an even 3-3 during the regular season. After a one-year hiatus from the Big East tournament, the Mountaineers faced off against the Connecticut Huskies in the first round. WVU was unable to score a goal in the match, however, and Connecticut advanced to the semifinal round with a 1-0 win. Because of its regular-season success, however, West Virginia earned an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament. WVU traveled to Richmond for a firstround 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-Mid-Atlantic 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.

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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 4-11 in the Big East, good enough for a second-place mid-Atlantic division finish. West Virginia recorded wins over Big East foes Syracuse, Rutgers, Seton Hall and Miami, but none was sweeter than the program’s first-ever win over Connecticut. Having defeated Miami in the quarterfinal round of the Big East tournament, West Virginia advanced to the semifinals for the first time in program history. Waiting for them there were the Huskies. A traditional conference and national soccer power, Connecticut owned a 6-0-0 all-time record against the Mountaineers. At the 29:03 mark, West Virginia sophomore Chrissie Abbott, on an assist from Stoia, beat UConn goalkeeper Shanna Caldwell to give the Mountaineers a 1-0 lead. It would be the only goal scored in the match as WVU held on for its first-ever win over Connecticut. With the victory, the Mountaineers advanced to the Big East Championship, another first for the program. Playing against Notre Dame, WVU was down 1-0 early, but tied the match on a goal by Barnes in the 15th minute. For the next 60 minutes, the two squads battled evenly before Notre Dame’s Randi Scheller scored the game-winner to give the Fighting Irish the Big East title. The loss was devastating, but not quite as shocking as falling to Miami (Ohio) in the first round of that season’s NCAA tournament. Hosting the first and second rounds at the Mountaineer Soccer Complex, West Virginia took on the Redhawks in the first round and was defeated 1-0 on a penalty kick. West Virginia finished the season 15-5-1. Postseason honors were abundant that year as Barnes earned her 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 SECpower 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 fourthstraight 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.

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

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

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 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.

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.

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.

The Mountaineers found success in Big East competition, narrowly missing a spot in the conference championship match after falling 1-0 to Connecticut with minutes left in the second overtime period. But, a sixth-straight trip to the NCAA tournament awaited. WVU downed Hofstra in the first round, giving junior goalkeeper Lana Bannerman the career shutouts record with a 3-0 victory before falling to 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. 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.

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 AllAmerica honors and first team all-Big East as a junior. The three-time all-league midfielder was also named to the all-tournament team at the 2007 Big East Championship. Since the program’s birth in 1996, the Mountaineers have had 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.

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. 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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11-8-00 WVU makes its first appearance in the NCAA tournament, a 5-1 loss at Richmond. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

10-8-02 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.

9-9-07 A crowd of 887 witnessed the Mountaineers post a 1-0 win at home over #15 Penn State to give WVU 150 wins.

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.

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.

Nikki Izzo signs program’s first recruiting

9-5-04 Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium is dedicated in front of 1,200 fans.

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.

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

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9-1-04 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.

9-1-96 Mountaineers play first game, a 3-0 loss at Big East foe Rutgers.

9-2-03 Chrissie Abbott is named to the Hermann Trophy watch list making her WVU’s first nominee for soccer’s top award.

9-7-96 First home game and first program win, a 4-0 victory over Providence at Mountaineer Field in front of nearly 2,000 fans.

11-16-03 The Mountaineers shut out Ohio State, 3-0, to advance to the Sweet 16 for the first time in school history.

11-11-07 The Mountaineers win their first Big East tournament title with a penalty kick shootout win (5-3) over #9 Notre Dame following a 1-1 tie. 11-28-07 Senior forward Ashley Banks was named a semifinalist for the 2007 M.A.C. Hermann Trophy. 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. 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.

11-3-96 Mountaineers end first season with a 10-7-2 record, earning the program’s first winning season. 11-6-96 WVU earns its first postseason honors when defender Stacey Sollmann is named to the Big East allRookie Team. 9-3-97 West Virginia defeats Duquesne 1-0 in its first match at the Mountaineer Soccer Complex. 10-31-98 Mountaineers earn their first Big East tournament berth with a 2-0 win over Pitt. 9-20-00 West Virginia gets its first national ranking, a No. 24 ranking by Soccer Buzz. 10-4-00 Nikki Izzo-Brown and the Mountaineers win their 50th match, a 2-0 shutout of Big EAST rival Pitt.

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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MATCHRecords Goals

1. Michaela Abam 2. Kailey Utley Ashley Banks Deana Everrett Kim Bonilla Ashley Banks Rachael Minnich Chrissie Abbott Katie Barnes Katie Barnes Rena Lippa 12. 90 times

Assists

1. Kailey Utley 2. Frances Silva Kate Schwindel Kate Schwindel Deana Everrett Katie Barnes Robyn D’Aversa 8. 54 times

vs. Villanova, Sept. 6, 2015 vs. Loyola Marymount, (NCAA Tournament Third Round) Nov. 22, 2015 at Georgetown, Oct. 19, 2007 at DePaul, Oct. 1, 2006 vs. St. Bonaventure, Sept. 10, 2006 vs. Ohio, Aug. 29, 2004 vs. Ohio, Aug. 29, 2004 vs. William and Mary, Sept. 27, 2002 vs. Marshall, Oct. 15, 2000 vs. Virginia Tech, Sept. 14, 1999 vs. Bowling Green, Sept. 9, 1998 Most recent: Amanda Hill vs. Kansas, Oct. 16, 2015

4 3

vs. Villanova, Sept. 6, 2015 vs. Wright State, Sept. 22, 2013 at Iowa State, Oct. 7, 2012 vs. High Point, Sept. 16, 2012 vs. Syracuse, Sept. 28, 2008 vs. St. John’s, Aug. 31, 2001 vs. Virginia Tech, Sept. 14, 1999 Most recent: Michaela Abam vs. Loyola Marymount (NCAA Tournament Third Round), Nov. 22, 2015

4 3 3 3 3 3 3 2

3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2

Points

1. Michaela Abam 2. Kate Schwindel Ashley Banks Kim Bonilla Rachael Minnich Katie Barnes Rena Lippa 8. Kailey Utley Deana Everrett Ashley Banks Chrissie Abbott Katie Barnes Tonia Deligiannis

vs. Villanova, Sept. 6, 2015 8 (4G, 0A) vs. High Point, Sept. 16, 2012 7 (2G, 3A) vs. Georgetown, Oct. 19, 2007 7 (3G, 1A) vs. St. Bonaventure, Sept. 10, 2006 7 (3G, 1A) vs. Ohio, Aug. 29, 2004 7 (3G, 1A) vs. Marshall, Oct. 15, 2000 7 (3G, 1A) vs. Bowling Green, Sept. 9, 1998 7 (3G, 1A) vs. Loyola Marymount 6 (3G, 0A) (NCAA Tournament Third Round), Nov. 22, 2015 at DePaul, Oct. 1, 2006 6 (3G, 0A) vs. Ohio, Aug. 29, 2004 6 (3G, 0A) vs. William & Mary, Sept. 27, 2002 6 (3G, 0A) vs. Virginia Tech, Sept. 14, 1999 6 (3G, 0A) vs. RMU, Sept. 11, 1996 6 (2G, 2A)

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

vs. Seton Hall, Oct. 17, 2004 vs. Seton Hall, Oct. 4, 2002 vs. Villanova, Sept. 22, 2002 vs. TCU, Oct. 13, 2013 vs. Duquesne, Sept. 6, 2012 vs. Seton Hall, Oct. 12, 2003 vs. Michigan State, Sept. 1, 2003 vs. Seton Hall, Sept. 28, 2001 vs. Longwood, Sept. 13, 2015 vs. Buffalo, Sept. 18, 2015 vs. Georgetown (NCAA Tournament First Round), Nov. 15, 2014 vs. TCU (Big 12 Quarterfinal), Nov. 5, 2014 at DePaul, Oct. 1, 2006 vs. Syracuse, Aug. 25, 2000 vs. Miami (Ohio), Nov. 16, 2001 vs. Miami, Nov. 4, 2001 vs. George Mason, Sept. 8, 2002 vs. Rutgers, Sept. 29, 2002 vs. Georgetown, Oct. 9, 2002 vs. Colgate, Oct. 11, 2002

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, Sept. 18, 1998 vs. Rutgers, Sept. 1, 1996 vs. Connecticut, Sept. 27, 1996 vs. Boston College, Oct. 4, 1998 vs. Duquesne, Sept.4, 1996 vs. Notre Dame, Nov. 3, 1998 at Navy, Sept. 10, 1997 vs. Notre Dame, Sept. 14, 1997 vs. Syracuse, Oct. 16, 1998 vs. Butler, Oct. 17, 1999

Shots

Goalkeeper Saves

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

22 18 16 16 13 13 12 12 12 11

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SEASONRecords 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. Michaela Abam, 2015 Kailey Utley, 2015 Katie Barnes, 2001

Assists

20 18 17 15 15 15 13 13 13 12 12 12

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

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. Kailey Utley, 2015 Kim Bonilla, 2006

47 43 43 43 38 34 34 33 31 30 30

1. Chrissie Abbott, 2002 2. Chrissie Abbott, 2003 3. Katie Barnes, 2001 4. Michaela Abam, 2015 5. Chrissie Abbott, 2001 6. Ashley Banks, 2007 7. Laura Kane, 2004 8. Katie Barnes, 2000 9. Deana Everrett, 2007 10. Frances Silva, 2013

159 136 113 109 107 103 102 98 95 92

Points

Shots

Matches Played 1.

Ashley Banks, 2007 Kim Bonilla, 2007 Kiley Harris, 2007 Carolyn Blank, 2007 Amanda Cicchini, 2007 Natalie Cocchi, 2007 Krystle Kallman, 2007 Lisa DuCote, 2007 Greer Barnes, 2007

Matches Started 1.

Ashley Banks, 2007 Greer Barnes, 2007 Kim Bonilla, 2007 Carolyn Blank, 2007 Amanda Cicchini, 2007 Natalie Cocchi, 2007 Lisa DuCote, 2007 Krystle Kallman, 2007

Goalkeeper Saves 1. Stacey Adams, 1998 2. Stacey Adams, 1997 3. Stacey Adams, 1996 4. Melissa Haire, 2000 5. Kerri Butler, 2010 6. Sara Keane, 2012 Lana Bannerman, 2003 8. Sara Keane, 2011 9. Kerri Butler, 2009 10. Sara Keane, 2013

25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25

25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25

125 113 109 88 87 84 84 80 72 67

Goals-Against Average 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Hannah Steadman, 2015 Laura Finley, 2002 Kerri Butler, 2008 Kerri Butler, 2007 Lana Bannerman, 2006 Hannah Steadman, 2014 Melissa Haire, 2002 Kerri Butler, 2010 Lana Bannerman, 2003 Laura Finley, 2001

0.50 0.53 0.56 0.58 0.60 0.67 0.71 0.82 0.82 0.82

Shutouts

(for some seasons prior to 2003, the school recognized combined shutouts) 1. Kerri Butler, 2010 14 2. Hannah Steadman, 2015 12 Lana Bannerman, 2006 12 4. Hannah Steadman, 2014 11 Kerri Butler, 2008 11 6. Sara Keane, 2013 10 Lana Bannerman, 2003 10 Stacey Adams, 1997 10 9. Melissa Haire, 2000 9.5 10. Sara Keane, 2011 9 Lana Bannerman, 2005 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. Hannah Steadman, 2015 9. Lana Bannerman, 2006 10. Sara Keane, 2012

2,201:51 2,135:31 2,106:41 2,094:10 2,007:17 1,975:49 1,975:40 1,975:08 1,960:00 1,905:44

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CAREERRecords 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

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

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

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

53 45 39 38 34 33 33 31 29 28

33 30 26 24 23 23 22 22 21 20

125 120 102 98 94 88 85 85 76 71

Matches Played

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. Amanda Hill, 2012-15 Erica Henderson, 2008-11 10. Chrissie Abbott, 2000-03 Natalie Cocchi, 2005-07 Kiley Harris, 2004-07 Lisa Stoia, 2000-03

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

1. Carolyn Blank, 2006-09 2. Bri Rodriguez, 2009-12 3. Amanda Hill, 2012-15 4. Chrissie Abbott, 2000-03 Lisa Stoia, 2000-03 6. Lana Bannerman, 2003-06 Amanda Cicchini, 2005-08 8. Laura Kane, 2001-04 Robin Rushton, 2005-08 10. Natalie Cocchi, 2004-07 Frances Silva, 2010-13

92 89 88 87 87 86 86 85 85 84 84

Matches Started

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

347 241 231 231 189

Goals Against Average (min. 18 games played) 1. 2. 3. 4.

Hannah Steadman, 2014-15 0.59 (45 matches) Laura Finley, 2000-03 0.64 (31 matches) Kerri Butler, 2007-10 0.67 (82 matches) Lana Bannerman, 2003-06 0.82 (86 matches)

Shutouts

(for some seasons prior to 2003, the school recognized combined shutouts) 1. Kerri Butler, 2007-10 44 2. Lana Bannerman, 2003-06 36 3. Sara Keane, 2011-13 27 4. Stacy Adams, 1996-98 24.8 5. Hannah Steadman, 2014-15 23

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

472 339 299 260 259 256 246 238 228 223

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INDIVIDUALRecords Match

Goals: 4 by Michaela Abam vs. Villanova, Sept. 6, 2015 Assists: 4 by Kailey Utley vs. Villanova, Sept. 6, 2015 Points: 8 (4 G) by Michaela Abam vs. Villanova, Sept. 6, 2015 Shots: 13 by Laura Kane vs. Seton Hall, Oct. 17, 2004 Goalkeeper Saves: 22 by Stacey Adams vs. Connecticut, Sept. 18, 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 Pierre-Louis, 2014

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: 0.55 by Hannah Steadman, 2014-15 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 Pierre-Louis, 2014-present

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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 Kailey Utley

16 23 28 31 43 34 47 34 26 27 43 38 22 12 29 27 26 43 16 30

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 Michaela Abam Kailey Utley

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

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Assists 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Saves

1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

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 Ashley Lawrence

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

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 Hannah Steadman

109 121 128 51 88 37 38 84 44 61 52 33 43 72 87 80 84 67 52 45

Goals-Against Average 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

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 Hannah Steadman

Goalkeeper Minutes 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

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 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 0.50

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 1,975:08

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TEAMRecords Match

GOALS 8 vs. Villanova, Sept. 6, 2015 vs. Syracuse, Sept. 28, 2008 vs. St. Bonaventure, Sept. 10, 2006 7 vs. Ohio, Aug. 29, 2004 6 vs. Kansas, Oct. 16, 2015 vs. High Point, Sept. 16, 2012 vs. Pitt, Oct. 6, 2004 vs. Virginia Tech, Sept. 14, 1999 vs. Bowling Green, Sept. 9, 1998 vs. St. Francis, Pa., Nov. 1, 1997 5 21 times, most recent: vs. Loyola Marymount, NCAA Tournament Third Round, Nov. 22, 2015 ASSISTS 9 vs. Ohio, Aug. 29, 2004 8 vs. Villanova, Sept. 6, 2015 vs. St. Bonaventure, Sept. 10, 2006 6 vs. L oyola Marymount, NCAA Tournament Third Round, Nov. 22, 2015 vs. Kansas, Oct. 16, 2015 vs. Wright State, Sept. 22, 2013 vs. High Point, Sept. 16, 2012 vs. Seton Hall, Oct. 30, 2011 vs. Syracuse, Sept. 28, 2008 vs. Bowling Green, Aug. 31, 2007 vs. Bowling Green, Sept. 9, 1998 5 15 times, most recent: vs. Duquesne, Aug. 30, 2015

POINTS 24 vs. Villanova, Sept. 6, 2015 vs. St. Bonaventure, Sept. 10, 2006 23 vs. Ohio, Aug. 29, 2004 22 vs. Syracuse, Sept. 28, 2008 18 vs. Kansas, Oct. 16, 2015 vs. High Point, Sept. 16, 2012 vs. Bowling Green, Sept. 9, 1998 17 vs. Virginia Tech, Sept. 14, 1999 vs. Central Florida, Oct. 3, 1999 16  vs. Loyola Marymount, Nov. 22, 2015 vs. Seton Hall, Oct. 30, 2011 15 vs. Duquesne, Aug. 30, 2015 vs. Towson, Sept. 14, 2012 vs. Syracuse, Oct. 9, 2011 vs. Xavier, Sept.16, 2007 vs. James Madison, Aug. 27, 2006 vs. Radford, Oct. 17, 2003 vs. St. John’s, Aug. 31, 2001 vs. Robert Morris, Sept. 11, 1996

SHOTS 49 vs. Seton Hall, Oct. 12, 2003 44 vs. St. Bonaventure, Sept. 10, 2006 43 vs. St. John’s, Sept. 26, 2004 41 vs. Buffalo, Sept. 18, 2015 vs. Longwood, Sept. 13, 2015 vs. Duquesne, Sept. 6, 2012 38 vs. Iowa State, Oct. 18, 2015 vs. Duquesne, Aug. 30, 2015 37 vs. Western Michigan, Sept. 1, 2006 36 vs. Radford, Oct. 17, 2003 vs. Providence, Oct. 20, 2002 35 vs. TCU, Oct. 13, 2013 vs. George Mason, Sept. 8, 2002 34 vs. VCU, Sept. 5, 1999 vs. Miami (Fla.), Nov. 4, 2001 33 vs. Oklahoma, Oct. 9, 2015 32 vs. Villanova, Sept. 29, 2000 31 vs. Texas, Sept. 25, 2015 vs. Oklahoma State, Oct. 24, 2014 vs. TCU, Nov. 5, 2014 vs. Navy, Nov.16, 2007 vs. Syracuse, Oct. 3, 2004 vs. Seton Hall, Oct. 17, 2004 FEWEST SHOTS ALLOWED 0 vs. Longwood, Sept. 13, 2015 vs. UNCG, Sept. 7, 2014 vs. USF, Oct. 26, 2007 vs. Binghamton, Sept. 3, 2006 vs. Robert Morris, Sept. 11, 1996 1 vs. Buffalo, Sept. 18, 2015 vs. Towson, Aug. 22, 2008 vs. Syracuse, Sept. 22, 2006 vs. Jacksonville State, Sept. 1, 2002 2 13 times, most recent: vs. Iowa State, Oct. 18, 2015 GOALKEEPER SAVES 22 vs. Connecticut, Sept. 18, 1998 18 vs. Rutgers, Sept. 1, 1996 16 vs. Connecticut, Sept. 27, 1996 13 vs. Duquesne, Sept. 4, 1996 11 vs. Butler, Oct. 17, 1999 10 vs. Notre Dame, Oct. 8, 1999 vs. Ohio State, Sept. 15, 1996 vs. Notre Dame, Sept. 22, 2000

CORNER KICKS 18 vs. Villanova, Oct. 19, 2008 17 vs. Buffalo, Sept. 18, 2015 vs. Seton Hall, Sept. 28, 2001 16 vs. Binghamton, Sept. 3, 2006 vs. Syracuse, Oct. 9, 2009 15 vs. Oklahoma, Oct. 9, 2015 vs. St. John’s, Sept. 28, 2007 vs. Radford, Oct. 22, 2004 14 vs. TCU, Oct. 13, 2013 vs. Radford, Oct. 17, 2003 13 vs. Wright State, Sept. 22, 2013 vs. Richmond, Sept. 20, 2013 vs. Duquesne, Sept. 6, 2012 vs. Seton Hall, Oct. 30, 2011 vs. Villanova, Oct. 15, 2010 at Syracuse, Sept. 30, 2007 vs. Syracuse, Sept. 22, 2006 FOULS 24 vs. Notre Dame, Nov. 11, 2007 23 vs. St. John’s, Oct. 18, 1998 22 vs. Oklahoma State, Big 12 Championship Quarterfinal, Nov. 4, 2015 20 vs. SMU, Nov. 12, 2004 19 vs. Miami, Fla., Sept. 2, 2012 vs. Ohio State, Oct. 7, 1998 vs. St. Francis, Pa., Sept. 18, 1996 vs. Pitt, Oct. 16, 1996 18 vs. Villanova, Oct. 13, 2006 17 vs. Hofstra, Sept. 5, 2014 vs. Boston College, Sept. 19, 2004 vs. Georgetown, Sept. 6, 1998 vs. Villanova, Sept. 12, 1998 vs. St. John’s, Sept. 24, 2006

Season

NCAA TOURNAMENT APPEARANCES 2008 2000 2009 2001 2010 (Sweet 16) 2002 2003 (Sweet 16) 2011 2012 2004 2013 2005 2014 2006 2007 (Elite Eight) 2015 (Elite Eight) BIG EAST TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS 2007 2011 2010 BIG EAST DIVISION CHAMPIONS 2002 2008 2006 2011 2007 BIG EAST TOURNAMENT APPEARANCES 2006 1998 2007 (Champions) 2000 2008 2001 2009 2002 2010 (Champions) 2003 2011 (Champions) 2004 2005 BIG 12 TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS 2013 2014 BIG 12 REGULAR SEASON CHAMPIONS 2012 2014 2013 2015 BIG 12 TOURNAMENT APPEARANCES 2012 2014 (Champions) 2013 (Champions) 2015

Most Goals: 61 in 2015 Fewest Goals: 22 in 2009 Most Assists: 54 in 2015 Fewest Assists: 17 in 1997 Most Points: 176 in 2015 Fewest Points: 66 in 2009 Most Shots: 540 in 2015 Fewest Shots: 202 in 1997 Most Shutouts: 15 in 2015 Most Saves: 122 in 1997 Fewest Saves: 48 in 2008 and 2015 Most Corner Kicks: 160 in 2008 Fewest Corner Kicks: 51 in 1996 Most Fouls: 233 in 2007 Fewest Fouls: 117 in 1999 Most Wins: 19 in 2015 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

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

Freshman Assists

1. Ashley Banks 2. Stacey Sollmann Kate Schwindel 4. Katie Barnes Rachel Kruze Lisa Stoia Bianca St. Georges Caroline Szwed

Freshman Points

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

Year 2008 2014 2004 2008 1996 2011

Games Goals Avg. 23 10 0.43 22 8 0.36 21 8 0.38 21 6 0.28 19 6 0.31 22 6 0.27

Year 2004 1996 2011 1998 1999 2000 2015 2009

Games 21 19 22 19 19 21 22 23

Assists Avg. 8 0.38 7 0.37 7 0.31 6 0.32 6 0.32 6 0.29 6 0.27 6 0.26

Year 2004 2008 2011 2014 1996

Games 21 23 22 22 19

Points Avg. 24 1.14and 21 0.91 19 0.86 16 0.73 16 0.84

LauraKANE

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

Year 2006 2001 1999 2015 2002

Sophomore Assists

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

Year 2002 2012 2014 2006 2005 2010

Sophomore Points 1. Deana Everrett 2. Chrissie Abbott 3. Katie Barnes 4. Laura Kane Michaela Abam

Year 2006 2001 1999 2002 2015

Games Goals Avg. 21 18 0.85 21 15 0.71 19 13 0.68 23 12 0.52 21 10 0.48

Games 21 20 20 21 21 24

Assists Avg. 8 0.38 8 0.40 7 .035 7 0.33 7 0.33 7 0.29

Games Points Avg. 21 43 2.04 21 33 1.57 19 31 1.63 21 28 1.33 23 28 1.22

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

Senior Assists

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

Senior Points 1. Frances Silva 2. Ashley Banks 3. Chrissie Abbott Katie Barnes 5. Kailey Utley

Year 2007 2013 2003 1998 2001 2015

Games Goals Avg. 25 15 0.60 23 15 0.65 23 13 0.57 19 12 0.63 21 12 0.57 23 12 0.52

Year 2013 2003 2001 2004 2005

Games 23 23 21 21 21

Year 2013 2005 2003 2001 2015

Games Points Avg. 23 43 1.87 25 38 1.52 23 34 1.47 21 34 1.62 23 30 1.30

Assists Avg. 13 0.57 12 0.52 10 0.48 9 0.43 9 0.43

FrancesSILVA

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

Junior Assists

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

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

Year 2002 2000 1997 2004 2012 2013

Games Goals Avg. 22 20 0.91 21 17 0.81 19 11 0.58 21 11 0.58 20 11 0.55 18 11 0.61

Year 2006 2002 2011 2010 2000 2007

Games 21 22 22 24 21 23

Year 2002 2000 2006 2007 2010

Games Points Avg. 22 47 2.14 21 43 2.05 21 30 1.42 21 29 1.26 24 29 1.21

Assists Avg. 12 0.57 10 0.45 9 0.40 9 0.38 9 0.43 9 0.39

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DICK DLESK Records SOCCER STADIUM

West Virginia Records

Goals: 8 (3x vs. Syracuse 11/28/09, St. Bonaventure 9/10/06 and Villanova 9/6/15) Assists: 8 (2x vs. St. Bonaventure 9/10/06 and Villanova 9/6/15) Points: 24 (2x vs. St. Bonaventure 9/10/06 and Villanova 9/6/15) Shots: 44 (vs. Binghamton 9/3/06) . Saves: 9 (2x vs. Penn State 8/20/10 and Loyola Marymount 11/22/15) Fouls: 24 (vs. Notre Dame 11/11/07) Corners: 18 (vs. Villanova 10/19/08)

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 (vs. Penn State 8/20/10) Saves: 18 (Binghamton 9/3/06) Fouls: 23 (Providence 10/24/10) Corners: 11 (vs. Penn State 8/20/10)

Other Records

First game: WVU, 1 Purdue 0; September 1, 2004 First goal: Natalie Cocchi vs. Purdue; September 1, 2004 First WVU goal: Natalie Cocchi vs. Purdue; September 1, 2004 First opponent goal: Kristen Weiss, Virginia; September 5, 2004 First WVU assist: Laura Kane vs. Arizona; September 10, 2004 First opponent assist: Sarah Huffman, Virginia; September 5, 2004

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

Date Crowd Opponent

11-30-07 8-31-12 8-29-14 11-12-10 9-25-15 9-21-08 11-16-13 10-4-13 11-6-11 9-4-15 10-12-08 10-2-09 11-4-11 8-30-15 9-19-10 9-25-11 8-30-13 8-20-10 10-26-14 10-16-15 11-11-07 9-5-04 10-12-12 9-21-12 9-1-11

3,000 2,057 2,045 1,688 1,617 1,615 1,610 1,553 1,550 1,445 1,407 1,382 1,380 1,378 1,376 1,375 1,310 1,277 1,257 1,221 1,213 1,208 1,207 1,206 1,177

Result

#8 USC** L, 0-1 #6 Penn State L, 1-2 #21 Duke L, 0-2 Morehead State** W, 2-0 Texas 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 #5 Penn State W, 1-0 Connecticut T, 0-0 2OT #8 Notre Dame L, 3-2 OT Georgetown* W, 5-1 Duquesne W, 5-0 #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 Kansas W, 6-0 #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

*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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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 Captains 1996 Nikki Izzo Kristin Cholewa, Tonia Deligiannis, Rena Lippa 1997 Nikki Izzo Rena Lippa, Nikki Garzon, Stacey Sollman 1998 Nikki Izzo Rena Lippa, Nikki Garzon, Stacey Sollmann 1999 Nikki Izzo Melissa Finkle, Stacey Sollmann, Ann Sorensen, Danielle Turrie 2000 Nikki Izzo-Brown Katie Barnes 2001 Nikki Izzo-Brown Katie Barnes 2002 Nikki Izzo-Brown Melissa Haire, Rachel Kruze, Shawna Toth 2003 Nikki Izzo-Brown Chrissie Abbott, Lisa Stoia 2004 Nikki Izzo-Brown Leslie Barden, Laura Kane, Ashley Weimer 2005 Nikki Izzo-Brown Karrie Hutchins, Kambria Riggins, Marisa Kanela 2006 Nikki Izzo-Brown Cathy Abel, Lana Bannerman 2007 Nikki Izzo-Brown Ashley Banks, Natalie Cocchi, Kiley Harris 2008 Nikki Izzo-Brown Carolyn Blank, Deana Everrett, Robin Rushton 2009 Nikki Izzo-Brown Mallory Beck, Carolyn Blank, Nicole Mailloux 2010 Nikki Izzo-Brown Ashtin Larkin, Meghan Lewis, Sydney Metheny 2011 Nikki Izzo-Brown Drea Barklage, Chelsey Corroto, Meghan Lewis, Blake Miller 2012 Nikki Izzo-Brown Bry McCarthy, Bri Rodriguez, Mallory Smith 2013 Nikki Izzo-Brown Sara Keane, Frances Silva, Caroline Szwed 2014 Nikki Izzo-Brown Amanda Hill, Katie Osterman, Kate Schwindel 2015 Nikki Izzo-Brown Kadeisha Buchanan, Amanda Hill, Kailey Utley Total

Record 10-7-2 11-6-2 11-6-2 9-9-1 15-6-0 15-5-1 18-3-1 17-4-2 15-6-0 12-6-3 14-4-3 18-5-2 14-3-6 10-7-6 18-5-1 17-5-0 11-5-4 16-4-3 16-2-4 19-3-1 286-101-44

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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, 2015

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

2013

CoSIDA Academic All-America Amanda Hill Kailey Utley Carly Black Frances Silva Ashley Banks Melissa Haire Christen Seaman

2015, first team 2015, third team 2014, second team 2013, first team 2007, first team 2002, second team; 2001, third team 2002, first team

CoSIDA Academic All-District Carly Black 2014, 2015 Kailey Utley 2014, 2015 Amanda Hill 2013, 2015 Frances Silva 2013 Chelsey Corroto 2009, second team; 2010-11 first team Bri Rodriguez 2010, second team Deana Everrett 2008, second team Robin Rushton 2008, second team Ashley Banks 2006 first team; 2007, first team Krystle Kallman 2007,second team Kim Bonilla 2006 Karrie Hutchins 2005 Ashley Weimer 2003, 2004 Laura Kane 2002, 2004 Christen Seaman 2002 Melissa Haire 2001, 2002

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

2015 2013 2012 2007 2007 2005 2004 2003, 2004 2002 1999

NSCAA Scholar All-Region Kailey Utley 2014, third team; 2015, first team Carly Black 2014, honorable mention Leah Emaus 2014, honorable mention Amanda Hill 2014, honorable mention; 2015, third team Jess Crowder 2013, honorable mention;  2014, honorable mention

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Frances Silva Bri Rodriguez Sara Keane

Frances Silva Erica Henderson 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

2013, first team 2012, first team 2012, honorable mention; 2013, honorable mention 2012, third team 2011, third team 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 Scholar-Athlete of the Year Frances Silva

Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team Hannah Abraham Laurel Carpenter Patricia Fernandez Vanessa Flores Sh’Nia Gordon Easther Mayi Kith Amanda Saymon Bianca St. Georges Kadeisha Buchanan Ashley Lawrence Daniela Neves Ashley Woolpert Halie Conroy Leah Emaus Mia Gunter Amanda Hill Noelle Honeycutt Kailey Utley

2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2013 2013 2013 2013 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012

Big East Female ScholarAthlete of the Year 2013

All-Big 12 Academic Soccer Team

Maggie Bedillion 2014, first team; 2015, first team Kadeisha Buchanan 2014, first team; 2015, second team Ashley Lawrence  2014, second team; 2015, second team Katie Osterman 2014, first team Carly Black 2013, first team; 2014, first team Leah Emaus 2013, first team; 2014, first team; 2015, first team Amanda Hill 2013, first team; 2014, first team; 2015, first team Annalika Steyn 2013, second team Caroline Szwed 2013, first team Kailey Utley 2013, first team; 2014, first team; 2015 first team Kara Blosser 2012, first team Ali Connelly 2012, first team; 2014 first team Jess Crowder 2012, first team; 2013, first team; 2014, first team Sara Keane 2012, first team; 2013, first team

Kiley Harris Ashley Weimer Melissa Haire Stacey Sollmann Stacey Adams

2007 2004 2002 1999 1998

Rhodes Scholar Nominee Ashley Weimer 2004

Bri Rodriguez 2012, first team Kate Schwindel 2012, first team; 2013, second team; 2014, second team

Frances Silva

2012, first team; 2013, first team

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ATHLETICHonors MAC Hermann Trophy Finalist Kadeisha Buchanan Chrissie Abbott

MAC Hermann Trophy Semifinalist Ashley Lawrence Kadeisha Buchanan Frances Silva Ashley Banks Chrissie Abbott

2015 2003

2015 2014, 2015 2013 2007 2003

MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List

Ashley Lawrence 2015 Kadeisha Buchanan 2014, 2015 Frances Silva 2013* Bry McCarthy 2012 Bri Rodriguez 2011 Carolyn Blank 2009 Greer Barnes 2008 Ashley Banks 2007 Amanda Cicchini 2006, 2007, 2008 Deana Everrett 2006* Chrissie Abbott 2003 * was added to the list during the season

Senior CLASS Award Candidate Amanda Hill Kate Schwindel Frances Silva

2015 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

SECOND TEAM

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

NSCAA Second Team All-America

Kadeisha Buchanan Frances Silva Carolyn Blank Greer Barnes Amanda Cicchini Chrissie Abbott Lisa Stoia

2014

2015 2014, 2015 2003 2002 2001

2013 2013 2008, 2009 2007 2007 2003 2002

NSCAA Third Team All-America

Bry McCarthy Greer Barnes Ashley Banks Laura Kane

ECAC All-Star Team Kadeisha Buchanan

Soccer America College All-Freshman Team Michaela Abam

JenniferLEWIS

2012 2008 2007 2004

2014, First Team

Umbro/Soccer News Net Player of the Year Finalist Ashley Banks

Soccer Buzz Player of the Year Finalist

Ashley Banks Chrissie Abbott

2007

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

Soccer Buzz Honorable Mention All-America Lisa Stoia

2007 2002, 2003

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Soccer Buzz First Team All-America

2007 2006 2000

2001

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

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

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ATHLETICHonors NSCAA All-Region

COACH OF THE YEAR Nikki Izzo-Brown 2000, 2002, 2007, 2013, 2014 REGIONAL ASSISTANT COACH OF THE YEAR Lisa Stoia 2010, 2014, 2015 FIRST TEAM Kailey Utley 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

2015 2013, 2014, 2015 2013, 2014, 2015 2013 2011, 2012 2010 2008, 2009 2007, 2008 2007 2007 2004 2002, 2003 2002, 2003 2000, 2001

SECOND TEAM Amanda Hill 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

2015 2014 2012 2012, 2013 2010 2007 2006, 2007 2006 2004, 2005 2005 2002 2002 2001 2001

THIRD TEAM Hannah Steadman Blake Miller Kerri Butler Bry McCarthy Nicole Mailloux Megan Mischler Amanda Cicchini Ashley Weimer Rachel Kruze Lisa Stoia

2015 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 Sollman

Soccer Buzz Regional All-Freshman Team

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

2010 2008 2006 2003 2002 2000, 2001 1999 1997

2008 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997

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Big 12 Honors (2012-present) Big 12 All-Tournament Team BIG 12 COACH OF THE YEAR Nikki Izzo-Brown 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 BIG 12 OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR Frances Silva

2013

BIG 12 DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR Kadeisha Buchanan 2013, 2014, 2015 Bry McCarthy 2012 BIG 12 NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR Bianca St. Georges Michaela Abam Kadeisha Buchanan

2015 2014 2013

All-Big 12

FIRST TEAM Michaela Abam Maggie Bedillion Kailey Utley Kadeisha Buchanan Ashley Lawrence Frances Silva Bry McCarthy Bri Rodriguez Kate Schwindel

2015 2015 2015 2013, 2014, 2015 2013, 2014, 2015 2013 2012 2012 2012, 2013, 2014

SECOND TEAM Carla Portillo Bianca St. Georges Hannah Steadman Cari Price Kailey Utley Amanda Hill Frances Silva

2015 2015 2015 2014 2014 2013, 2015 2012

Amanda Hill Kailey Utley Michaela Abam Kate Schwindel Hannah Steadman Kadeisha Buchanan Sara Keane Ashley Lawrence Frances Silva

2015 2015 2014 2014 2014 2013, 2014, 2015 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 2007 Chrissie Abbott 2002 2000, 2001 Katie Barnes BIG EAST ROOKIE OF THE YEAR Kate Schwindel Ashley Banks Lisa Stoia

2011 2004 2000

BIG EAST MIDFIELDER OF THE YEAR Carolyn Blank 2008 Lisa Stoia 2002, 2003

All-Big East

FIRST TEAM Blake Miller Bri Rodriguez

2011 2010

Carolyn Blank Greer Barnes Amanda Cicchini Ashley Banks Deana Everrett Marisa Kanela Laura Kane Chrissie Abbott Lisa Stoia Katie Barnes

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

2011 2011 2011 2011 2010 2010 2010 2008 2007 2006 2006 2005 2004, 2005 2004 2004 2002 2001 2000, 2002 2000 1999 1997

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

Big 12 Tournament Offensive MVP Ashley Lawrence Frances Silva

Big 12 Tournament Defensive MVP Kadeisha Buchanan

2015 2015 2014 2014 2014 2014 2013 2013 2013 2012 2012 2012

2014 2013

2013, 2014 AshleyWEIMER

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ATHLETICHonors 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 Chrissie Abbott Lisa Stoia Rachel Kruze Vanessa Heppeler Stacey Sollmann

2011 2011 2010 2009 2009 2003 2002 2002 2001 2000 2000 1999 1997 1996

Big East Championship All-Tournament Team

Big East Championship Most WVU Red Brown Cup Outstanding Offensive Player Karrie Hutchins (started in 2007) Blake Miller Meghan Lewis Kim Bonilla

2011 2010 2007

WVU Sports Hall of Fame Katie Barnes

2006 2004

2012

(started in 2007) 2011 2010, 2011 2010, 2011 2011 2011 2010 2010 2010 2009 2008 2008 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007

Bry McCarthy Kerri Butler Carolyn Blank

National Strength and Conditioning Association All-America

Erica Henderson Robin Rushton Kelsey Fowler Lana Bannerman Karrie Hutchins Lisa Stoia Katie Barnes

WOMEN’S SOCCER

2011 2010 2007

2011 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2002

WVU Fred Schaus Captain’s Award

Frances Silva Carolyn Blank Ashley Banks Laura Kane Katie Barnes

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Big East Championship Most Outstanding Defensive Player

(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

MeghanLEWIS

2013 2010 2008 2005 2001

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REGULATION,Records OVERTIME, PK AND MISCELLANEOUS

All-Time Record in Regulation All-Time Record in Penalty Year Home Road Neutral Overall Kick Shootouts 1996 5-3 1997 7-2 1998 6-1 1999 7-2 2000 7-0 2001 7-2 2002 8-1 2003 10-1 2004 5-5 2005 7-0 2006 7-1 2007 12-2 2008 7-0 2009 6-0 2010 9-0 2011 10-2 2012 6-2 2013 8-1 2014 9-1 2015 12-0 Totals 155-26

4-4 3-3 4-3 1-7 6-2 3-1 6-2 5-2 7-1 3-5 5-1 5-2 3-2 3-3 3-4 4-3 3-0 2-2 3-1 3-1 76-49

- - - 1-0 1-0 1-1 3-0 2-0 2-0 2-0 1-2 0-1 2-0 1-2 3-0 1-0 1-2 4-1 3-0 2-2 30-11

9-7 10-5 10-4 9-9 14-2 11-4 17-3 17-3 14-6 12-5 13-4 17-5 12-2 10-5 15-4 15-5 10-4 14-4 15-2 17-3 261-86

4-3 Overall

Miscellaneous Records

Longest Winning Streak: 14 in 2010 Longest Unbeaten Streak (includes ties): 20 in 2014-15 (includes first game of 2015, snapped on Aug. 23, 2015) 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: 9 in 2015 Consecutive Shutout Minutes:871:20 in 2015 Consecutive Matches Without Scoring: 4 in 1999 All-Time Record: 286-101-44 All-Time Home Record: 167-33-17 All-Time Road Record: 88-54-22 All-Time Neutral Record: 31-14-5 All-Time Regulation Record: 261-86 All-Time Overtime Record: 25-15-44

All-Time Record in Overtimes Year Home 1996 1-0-1 1997 0-1-1 1998 0-1-1 1999 - 2000 0-1-0 2001 1-0-0 2002 1-0-0 2003 0-1-0 2004 - 2005 - 2006 1-0-2 2007 1-0-1 2008 2-0-2 2009 0-1-2 2010 1-1-1 2011 1-0-0 2012 0-1-3 2013 1-0-1 2014 1-0-2 2015 1-0 Totals 12-7-17

Road 0-0-1 1-0-1 1-1-1 - 1-3-0 2-1-1 0-0-1 0-0-1 1-0-0 0-0-3 0-0-1 0-0-1 0-0-2 0-0-4 2-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-1 1-0-2 0-0-1 1-0-1 12-5-22

Opponent Records

INDIVIDUAL Goals: 3 by Jenny Heft and Jenny Streiffer, Notre Dame, Sept. 4, 1998 Assists: 4 by Margaret Tietjen, Connecticut, Sept. 27, 1996 Points: 7 (3G, 1A) by Jenny Heft, Notre Dame, Sept. 4, 1998; By Cindy Daws, Notre Dame, Oct. 25, 1996 Shots: 13 by Jen Carlson, Connecticut, Sept. 28, 1997 Goalkeeper Saves: 16 by Carolina Hines, Providence, Oct. 20, 2002; Renee Leone, Saint Francis, Pa., November, Nov. 1, 1997; Kassidie Stade, at Oklahoma, Oct. 9, 2015 TEAM Goals: 12 by Connecticut, Sept. 27, 1996 Assists: 21 by Connecticut, Sept. 27, 1996 Points: 45 by Connecticut, Sept. 27, 1996 Shots: 45 by Connecticut, Sept. 27, 1996 Goalkeeper Saves: 18 by Binghamton, Sept. 3, 2006 Corner Kicks: 14 by Connecticut, Sept. 18, 1998 Fouls: 23 by Providence, Oct. 24, 2010

Neutral Overall - 1-0-2 - 1-1-2 - 1-2-2 0-0-1 0-0-1 - 1-4-0 1-0-0 4-1-1 - 1-0-1 0-0-1 0-1-2 - 1-0-0 0-1-0 0-1-3 - 1-0-3 - 1-0-2 0-1-2 2-1-6 0-1-0 0-2-6 - 3-1-1 - 2-0-0 - 1-1-4 - 2-0-3 0-0-1 1-0-4 -- 2-0-1 1-3-5 25-15-44 The 2015 Mountaineers earned a program-record nine straight shoutouts.

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FASTEST GOALSScored Time Name 0:55 Kate Schwindel 1:02 Ashley Lawrence 1:17 Kambria Riggins 1:18 Bry McCarthy 1:23 Nia Gordon 1:29 Carolyn Blank 1:43 Laura Kane 1:47 Kim Bonilla 1:57 Megan Mischler 2:31 Lisa Stoia 2:44 Laura Kane 2:47 Kailey Utley 2:52 Kate Schwindel 2:54 Lisa Zanti 3:12 Caroline Szwed 3:17 Cathy Abel 3:20 Kailey Utley 3:29 Carla Portillo 3:32 Nia Gordon, 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

Date September, 30, 2011  October 2, 2015  September 5, 2003  August 17, 2012  September 6, 2015  November 13, 2009  October 6, 2002  September 22, 2006  September 21, 2008  October 21, 2001  September 7, 2003  August 30, 2015 August 25, 2013  September 24, 2003  October 22, 2010  November 14, 2004  October 16, 2015  November 13, 2015  August 30, 2015  September 14, 1999  September 5, 2014  November 4, 2011  October 21, 1998  September 8, 2002  August 23, 2013  September 14, 2003  October 30, 2005  October 19, 2014  October 22, 2004  September 28, 2007  September 19, 2003 

KateSCHWINDEL

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Opponent (Away at Georgetown) (Home vs. TCU) (Neutral vs. New Hampshire) (Home vs. La Salle) (Home vs. Villanova) (Neutral vs. Loyola) (Home vs. Notre Dame) (Home vs. Syracuse) (Home vs. Virginia) (Home vs. Georgetown) (Away at James Madison) (Home vs. Duquesne) (Neutral vs. Syracuse) (Home vs. Binghamton) (Home vs. Connecticut) (Away at Texas) (Home vs. Kansas) (Home vs. Duquesne) (Home vs. Duquesne) (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)

KambriaRIGGINS

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TELEVISED Games ALL-TIME

Year 2015 2015 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 ROOT SPORTS Pittsburgh Fox College Sports FOX Sports 1 ROOT SPORTS Pittsburgh 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) Iowa State (10/18) at Oklahoma (10/9) vs. Oklahoma (11/9) OKLAHOMA (10/26) at Texas (9/28) vs. Oklahoma State (11/10) at Oklahoma (10/25) at Baylor (9/29) at Texas (10/26) OKLAHOMA (10/18) LOUISVILLE (11/6) GEORGETOWN (11/4) RUTGERS (9/25) vs. USF (11/7) vs. Connecticut (11/5) vs. Marquette (11/6) at Providence (10/25) at Connecticut (10/23) NOTRE DAME (10/2) at USF (9/27) TENNESSEE (9/20) BOSTON (9/6) vs. Connecticut (11/7) at USF (10/26) VILLANOVA (10/19) CONNECTICUT (10/12) SYRACUSE (09/28) KENTUCKY (09/11) NOTRE DAME (11/11) LOUISVILLE (11/9) vs. Rutgers (11/3) vs. Connecticut (11/4) vs. Villanova (11/7) at Tennessee (09/28) at Connecticut (11/10) vs. Notre Dame (11/12)

Result W, 4-0 T, 0-0 (2OT) 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. Regular Season Regular Season 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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MOUNTAINEER AllAmericans KatieBARNES

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.

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 cowinner of the 2004 Red Brown Cup, sharing the honor with wrestling’s three-time NCAA champion Greg Jones.

LisaSTOIA

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

ChrissieABBOTT

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 program-best 47 points while leading her team to its first-ever NCAA Tournament win.

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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.

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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.

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.

AshleyBANKS

2007 Soccer Buzz Second Team All-American 2007 NSCAA Third 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).

LauraKANE

2004 NSCAA Third Team All-American

GreerBARNES

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 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.

DeanaEVERRETT

2006 Soccer Buzz Third Team All-American

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. 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 alltournament team at the 2007 Big East Championship, Barnes appeared in 82 career matches.

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. WVUWomensSoccer

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AmandaCICCHINI

2007 Soccer America First Team College MVP 2007 NSCAA Second 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.

CarolynBLANK

2009 NSCAA Second Team All-American 2008 NSCAA Second Team All-American 2008 Soccer Buzz 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 AllAmerica 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.

BryMCCARTHY

2012 NSCAA Third Team All-American

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.

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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. 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 regularseason 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).

FrancesSILVA

2013 NSCAA Second Team All-American

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 Conferencebest 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. 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.

KadeishaBUCHANAN

2015 NSCAA First Team All-American 2014 NSCAA First Team All-American 2014 Soccer America Women’s MVP First Team 2013 NSCAA Second Team All-American

The first Mountaineer women’s soccer player to earn back-to-back All-America first team honors since 2002-03, Buchanan pushed her career honors list to four in 2015, earning a repeat appearance on the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) AllAmerica First Team. A center back and native of Brampton, Ontario, she landed on the team alongside classmate Ashley Lawrence. The duo was the first pair in WVU women’s soccer history to earn NSCAA All-America First Team honors in one season. The Best Young Player honoree at the 205 FIFA Women’s World Cup, Buchanan’s third All-America honor followed a season which saw her solidify her spot among the world and college soccer’s elite. In addition to her WWC award, Buchanan also was named to the FIFPro Women’s World XI Team and the WWC All-Star Team and earned the Canadian Player of the Year honor. Collegiately, she earned the 2015 Soccer News Net Women’s College Boot

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Award, was a finalist for the Missouri Athletic Club (MAC) Hermann Trophy, the school’s first, and earned her third straight Big 12 Conference Defensive Player of the Year and All-Big 12 First Team awards. Instrumental in helping the Mountaineers reach the 2015 NCAA Tournament Elite Eight, Buchanan anchored a WVU defense which posted a program-record 15 shutouts and allowed a program-low 11 opponent goals. One of three team captains, she led WVU to a program-best 19 victories and its fourth straight Big 12 Conference regular-season title. Buchanan became the first Mountaineer sophomore in program history to score a first team All-America honor in 2014 when she earned her first career NSCAA All-America First Team award. The only sophomore on the list, 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. 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 MAC 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 careerhigh 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. 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. She 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.

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).

AshleyLAWRENCE

2015 NSCAA First Team All-American

Two years after staking her claim as one of college soccer’s top playmakers, Ashley Lawrence earned her first career All-America honor, as she was named to the 2015 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-America First Team. The midfielder, a native of Toronto, landed on the team alongside teammate Kadeisha Buchanan. The duo was the first pair in WVU women’s soccer history to earn NSCAA AllAmerica First Team honors in one season. A member of the Canadian National Women’s Soccer Team, Lawrence opened her junior campaign on the world’s biggest stage, as she started all five of Canada’s matches at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup and scored the team’s lone goal in a 1-1 draw against Netherlands. At WVU in 2015, she was named a Missouri Athletic Club (MAC) Hermann Trophy semifinalist and earned her third straight All-Big 12 First Team honor. She finished the season ranked No. 3 on the team, No. 5 in the conference, with 18 points (5 G, 8 A), a career single-season high. She paced the Mountaineers with eight assists, the secondbest Big 12 total, and her five goals ranked No. 3 on the team. Lawrence played a key role in helping WVU reach the 2015 NCAA Tournament Elite Eight. The team finished with a program-best 19 wins and 61 goals.

AmandaHILL

2015 Senior CLASS Second Team All-American

KateSCHWINDEL

2014 Senior CLASS Second Team All-American

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.

The consummate team player, midfielder Amanda Hill capped off her historical four-year Mountaineer career with 2015 Senior CLASS All-America Second Team accolades. A native of Washington, Pennsylvania, Hill was the second Mountaineer in as many seasons to earn the All-America honor, which acknowledges notable achievements in four areas of excellence – community, classroom, character and competition. A two-year team captain, Hill, a four-year letterwinner, started all 88 career matches at defensive center midfield, the third-most career starts for a Mountaineer. She set career highs in points (13), goals (5) and game-winning goals (3) in 2015. A two-time All-Big 12 Second Team honoree, she helped the WVU offense score a program-best 61 goals and the WVU defense post 15 shutouts, also a program record. A 2015 CoSIDA Academic All-America First Team honoree, she also was a three-time Academic All-Big 12 Soccer First Team honoree and was named to the 2014 and 2015 NSCAA Scholar All-Regional Honorable Mention Teams. Additionally, she was named to the President’s and Dean’s Lists, as well as the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll and the Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll. Hill led the Mountaineers to six conference titles in her four seasons. WVU qualified for the NCAA Tournament each of her seasons and advanced to the NCAA Tournament Elite Eight in 2015.

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MOUNTAINEERSPros IN THE

KatieBARNES

LisaSTOIA

BlakeMILLER

RachelKRUZE

CarolynBLANK

BryMcCARTHY

KimBONILLA

KerriBUTLER

FrancesSILVA

LauraKANE

MeganMISCHLER

SaraKEANE

GreerBARNES

EricaHENDERSON

KateSCHWINDEL

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Atlanta Beat (WPS)

Boston Aztec Breakers Reserves (WPSL) Boston Breakers (WPS) Östersunds DFF (Sweden) Hammarby Damfotboll (Sweden)

Afturelding FC (Iceland)

Illawarra Stingray (Australia)

Western New York Flash (NWSL)

FC Kansas City (NWSL)

FC Kansas City (NWSL)

Sky Blue FC (NWSL)

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


WVUNationalScene ON THE

MichaelaABAM

• U-19 National Team (2014-2015) • U-17 National Team (2013-14) • U-14, U-15, U-17 and U-20 National Team Pool

ChrissieABBOTT

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

LanaBANNERMAN • Brazilian All-Stars (2004)

KatieBARNES

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

CarolynBLANK

• U-15 National Team Pool (2003) • U-16 National Team (2004) • U-17 National Team Pool (2005) • U-20 National Team Pool (2008)

KimBONILLA

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

KadeishaBUCHANAN

• 2016 Canadian Rio Summer Olympics Roster • 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)

AmandaCICCHINI

• 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)

VanessaFLORES

KateSCHWINDEL

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

AshleyLAWRENCE

• 2016 Canadian Rio Summer Olympics Roster • 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)

YulieLOPEZ

• Member of the United States U-14, U-18 and U-20 National Team Pools

NicoleMAILLOUX

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

FrancesSILVA

• U-23 National Team (2014)

BiancaST. GEORGES

• Canadian U-20 National Team (2015-present) • Canadian U-17 National Team (2012-14)

LisaSTOIA

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

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

CarolineSZWED

EastherMAYI KITH

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

• Canadian U-20 National Team Pool (2015) • Canadian U-17 National Team (2012-14)

BryMcCARTHY

• 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)

BlakeMILLER

• U-23 National Team Camp (2012)

AmandinePIERRE-LOUIS

• Brazilian All-Stars (2004)

• Canadian U-20 National Team (2014) • Canadian U-17 National Team (2012) • Canadian U-20 National Team Pool (2014-15)

LisaDUCOTE

CarlaPORTILLO

DeanaEVERRETT

BriRODRIGUEZ

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

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

LauraKANE

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

RobinRUSHTON

• Mexican U-20 National Team (2015-present) • Mexican U-17 National Team (2013-14)

• Canadian U-20 National Team Pool (2014-15) • Canadian U-17-19 National Team Pool (2014-15)

• U-16 National Team Pool (2007) • U-17 National Team Pool (2008) Ashley Lawrence (pictured) and Kadeisha Buchanan played for Canada at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup and the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games. WVUWomensSoccer

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SERIES Records

First Opponent Played Arizona 2004 Auburn 2001 Baylor 2012 Binghamton 2003 Boston 2009 Boston College 1996 Bowling Green 1997 Buffalo 2015 Butler 1998 BYU 2009 Canisius 1996 Central Conn. 1998 Central Michigan 2000 Cincinnati 2007 Colgate 2002 Connecticut 1996 Dartmouth 2009 Dayton 2005 DePaul 2006 Duke 2013 Duquesne 1996 Eastern Kentucky 2013 Elon 2014 Florida Atlantic 2010 Florida Gulf Coast 2015 Florida State 2003 1996 Georgetown George Mason 2001 High Point 2011 Hofstra 2001 1999 Illinois Iowa State 2012 James Madison 1999 Jacksonville State 2002 Kansas 2012 Kentucky 2004 LaSalle 2012 Louisville 2006 Longwood 2015 Loyola, Md. 2002 Loyola Marymount 2008 Marquette 2005 Marshall 1998 Maryland 2015 Miami, Fla. 1999 Miami, Ohio 2001 Michigan State 2003 Missouri 2014 Morehead State 2010 Mount St. Mary’s 1996 Navy 1996 New Hampshire 1999 North Carolina 2013

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Last Played W-L-T 2004 1-0-0 2002 1-1-0 2014 3-0-1 2006 3-0-0 2009 0-0-1 2010 5-1-1 2010 4-0-0 2015 1-0-0 1998 0-0-1 2009 0-0-1 1996 1-0-0 2000 2-0-0 2013 3-1-0 2010 2-0-0 2002 1-0-0 2011 5-11-3 2009 0-0-1 2005 1-0-0 2009 2-0-0 2014 0-1-1 2015 7-0-2 2013 1-0-0 2014 1-0-0 2010 1-0-0 2015 1-0-0 2003 0-1-0 2014 14-3-2 2011 3-0-0 2012 2-0-0 2014 3-0-0 1999 0-1-0 2015 4-0-0 2008 7-1-1 2002 1-0-0 2015 5-0-0 2013 2-1-0 2014 1-1-0 2011 5-0-1 2015 1-0-0 2009 3-0-0 2015 2-0-0 2011 6-2-0 2011 4-0-0 2015 1-0-0 2012 4-2-1 2001 0-1-0 2003 1-0-0 2014 1-0-0 2013 2-0-0 1996 1-0-0 2007 2-1-0 2003 2-0-0 2013 0-1-0

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

Last Played W-L-T 2015 1-0-0 2009 1-12-1 2004 2-0-1 2015 4-4-1 2015 4-0-1 2015 6-0-0 2001 2-0-0 2015 6-7-1 2011 13-2-1 2005 0-1-0 2012 1-1-0 2011 12-1-0 2012 2-1-1 2004 2-0-0 2007 1-0-0 2013 2-1-1 1997 2-0-0 2013 11-4-2 2006 1-0-0 1997 2-0-0 2011 11-2-3 2001 1-0-0 2008 0-1-0 2011 8-3-2 2015 1-0-0 2004 1-0-0 2012 1-0-0 2013 9-3-2 2015 4-1-1 2009 4-0-0 2015 4-1-1 2007 0-1-0 2015 3-2-0 2012 3-0-0 1999 2-0-0 2014 1-0-0 2007 0-1-0 2011 6-1-1 2015 11-5-5 1999 1-0-0 2011 3-9-2 2015 3-3-0 2009 0-2-0 2005 1-0-0 2008 0-0-1 2012 1-0-0 2006 1-0-0 2005 3-0-1 2013 1-0-0 2000 1-0-0 2007 1-0-0 2003 1-0-0 1997 2-0-0

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


ALL-TIMEScores 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)

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

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

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

NIKKI IZZO

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

L T W W L L W T L W W W W W W W L L L

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

NIKKI IZZO

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

W W W W L W W L L W W W L T T W L L W

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.

NIKKI IZZO

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

L W W W L W W W L T W W L L W T W W L

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) NIKKI IZZO

Aug. 28 0-1 L at James Madison Sept. 3 0-2 L ILLINOIS! Sept. 5 4-2 W VCU! Sept. 8 2-0 W at Marshall Sept. 11 4-1 W TOWSON Sept. 14 6-1 W VIRGINIA TECH Sept. 18 0-4 L at Connecticut^ Sept. 19 3-1 W vs. New Hampshire^ Sept. 24 0-1 L at Villanova Sept. 29 5-1 W PITT Oct. 1 2-1 W RUTGERS Oct. 3 4-0 W UCF Oct. 8 1-5 L at Notre Dame Oct. 10 0-2 L SETON HALL Oct. 13 0-2 L at Georgetown Oct. 15 0-1 L at Miami % Oct. 17 0-0 (2ot) T vs. Butler % Oct. 22 3-0 W ST. JOHN’S Oct. 29 1-3 L at Ohio State ! Mountaineer Cup, Morgantown, W.Va. ^ UConn Fila Classic, Storrs, Conn. % Miami Invitational, Miami, Fla.

2000 (15-6, 3-3 Big East Mid-Atlantic - 4th) NIKKI IZZO-BROWN Aug. 25 Aug. 27 Sept. 1 Sept. 3 Sept. 8 Sept. 10 Sept. 13 Sept. 17 Sept. 22 Sept. 24 Sept. 29 Oct. 4 Oct. 6 Oct. 8 Oct. 11 Oct. 15 Oct. 20 Oct. 22 Oct. 25 Oct. 29 Nov. 8

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

W W W L W W W W L L W W L W W W W W W L L

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)

2001 (15-5-1, 4-1-1 Big East Mid-Atlantic - 2nd) NIKKI IZZO-BROWN Aug. 31 Sept. 2 Sept. 7 Sept. 9 Sept. 21 Sept. 23 Sept. 28 Sept. 30

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

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at St. John’s at Hofstra at Virginia ! vs. St. Louis ! AUBURN RUTGERS SETON HALL at Notre Dame

WOMEN’S SOCCER

3-1 W WILLIAM & MARY Oct. 5 Oct. 7 1-1 (2ot) T at Villanova W PITT Oct. 10 1-0 Oct. 12 0-1 L CONNECTICUT W OLD DOMINION Oct. 14 3-0 Oct. 19 3-2 (ot) W at George Mason W MIAMI, Fla. Oct. 21 5-1 Oct. 26 4-1 W at Georgetown W at James Madison Oct. 28 3-1 Nov. 4 2-0 W MIAMI, Fla. (BEQ) Nov. 9 1-0 W vs. Connecticut (BES) Nov. 12 1-2 L vs. Notre Dame (BEF) Nov. 16 0-1 L Miami, Ohio (NCAA1) ! Cavalier Invitational, Charlottesville, Va.

2002 (18-3-1, 5-0-1 Big East Mid-Atlantic Division Champions) NIKKI IZZO-BROWN

Aug. 30 0-2 L at Auburn ! Sept. 1 4-0 W vs. Jacksonville State ! Sept. 6 3-0 W BOSTON COLLEGE Sept. 8 4-1 W GEORGE MASON Sept. 13 2-1 W at Virginia Sept. 15 3-0 W JAMES MADISON Sept. 18 4-2 W at Pitt Sept. 22 1-0 W VILLANOVA Sept. 27 4-1 W WILLIAM & MARY Sept. 29 2-1 W at Rutgers Oct. 4 1-1 (2ot) T at Seton Hall Oct. 6 3-0 W NOTRE DAME Oct. 9 1-0 (ot) W GEORGETOWN Oct. 11 2-0 W at Colgate Oct. 13 4-0 W at Syracuse Oct. 20 2-0 W PROVIDENCE Oct. 23 2-0 W at Virginia Tech Nov. 3 4-0 W vs. St. John’s (BEQ) Nov. 8 3-2 W vs. Rutgers (BES) Nov. 10 0-1 L at Connecticut (BEF) Nov. 15 3-0 W LOYOLA, Md. (NCAA1) Nov. 17 0-1 L VIRGINIA (NCAA2) ! Auburn Sprint Classic, Auburn, Ala.

2003 (17-4-2, 4-1-1 Big East Mid-Atlantic - 2nd) NIKKI IZZO-BROWN Aug. 30 Sept. 1 Sept. 5 Sept. 7 Sept. 12 Sept. 14 Sept. 19 Sept. 21 Sept. 24 Sept. 28 Oct. 3 Oct. 5 Oct. 10 Oct. 12 Oct. 17 Oct. 19 Oct. 23

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

L W W W W W W W W W L W W W W T W

at Virginia MICHIGAN STATE vs. New Hampshire! at James Madison! at Miami ST. JOHN’S at Connecticut vs. Yale BINGHAMTON at Tennessee at Notre Dame at Georgetown RUTGERS SETON HALL RADFORD at Villanova PITT

L PENN STATE Oct. 26 1-4 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

2004 (15-6-0, 7-3-0 Big East - 3rd) NIKKI IZZO-BROWN

Aug. 27 3-2 (2ot) W at Kentucky! Aug. 29 7-0 W vs. Ohio! Sept. 1 1-0 W PURDUE Sept. 5 0-1 L VIRGINIA Sept. 10 2-0 W ARIZONA Sept. 12 2-1 W JAMES MADISON Sept. 17 4-1 W at Providence Sept. 19 2-0 W at Boston College Sept. 24 0-1 L VILLANOVA Sept. 26 4-2 W ST. JOHN’S Oct. 1 1-3 L NOTRE DAME Oct. 3 4-1 W SYRACUSE Oct. 6 6-1 W at Pitt Oct. 10 4-1 W at Binghamton Oct. 15 2-0 W at Rutgers Oct. 17 2-1 W at Seton Hall Oct. 22 5-0 W at Radford Oct. 24 0-1 L GEORGETOWN Oct. 31 0-1 L VILLANOVA (BEQ) Nov. 12 2-1 W vs. S. Methodist (NCAA1) Nov. 14 1-2 L at Texas (NCAA2) ! Kentucky Invitational, Lexington, Ky.

2005 (12-6-3, 7-2-1 Division A – 3rd) NIKKI IZZO-BROWN

Aug. 26 3-1 W DAYTON Aug. 28 0-1 L at Virginia Sept. 1 1-2 L at Pitt Sept. 4 1-0 W TENNESSEE Sept. 9 1-0 W vs. Washington! Sept. 11 0-2 L at Portland! Sept. 16 1-1 (2ot) T at Richmond Sept. 18 0-0 (2ot) T at William & Mary Sept. 23 1-1 (2ot) T at Syracuse Sept. 25 3-0 W ST. JOHN’S Sept. 30 1-0 W RUTGERS Oct. 2 3-1 W SETON HALL Oct. 7 2-0 W MARQUETTE Oct. 9 2-0 W USF Oct. 16 2-1 W at Georgetown Oct. 21 1-2 L at Connecticut Oct. 23 3-0 W at Providence Oct. 30 4-2 W at Villanova (BEQ) Nov. 4 0-1 (2ot) L vs. Connecticut (BES) Nov. 11 3-0 W vs. Hofstra (NCAA1) Nov. 13 2-5 L at Penn State (NCAA2) ! Nike Invitational, Portland, Ore.

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


2006 (14-4-3, 8-1-2 Big East American Division Champions) NIKKI IZZO-BROWN

Aug. 25 3-0 W vs. Richmond! Aug. 27 5-1 W at James Madison! Sept. 1 4-0 W WESTERN MICHIGAN Sept. 3 4-0 W BINGHAMTON Sept. 8 2-1 W at #7 Penn State Sept. 10 8-0 W ST. BONAVENTURE Sept. 15 4-1 W PITT Sept. 17 1-1 (2ot) T #21 VIRGINIA Sept. 22 5-0 W SYRACUSE Sept. 24 0-0 (2ot) T at St. John’s Sept. 29 1-3 L at #1 Notre Dame Oct. 1 4-0 W at DePaul Oct. 6 2-0 W at USF Oct. 8 2-0 W at Marquette Oct. 13 1-0 (2ot) W #23 VILLANOVA Oct. 15 3-0 W GEORGETOWN Oct. 20 0-1 L UCONN Oct. 22 4-0 W PROVIDENCE Oct. 29 0-0 (2ot) T vs. #25 Louisville (BEQ)& Nov. 3 2-3 L vs. #20 Rutgers (BES) Nov. 10 0-2 L vs. Virginia (NCAA1) ! James Madison Invitational & WVU won penalty kick shootout, 5-4

2007 (18-5-2, 9-1-1 Big East American Division Champions, Big East Tournament Champions) NIKKI IZZO-BROWN Aug. 31 Sept. 2 Sept. 7 Sept. 9 Sept. 14 Sept. 16 Sept. 21 Sept. 23

4-0 0-3 3-1 1-0 1-2 5-1 3-1 1-2

W L W W L W W L

BOWLING GREEN at #9 Virginia RHODE ISLAND #15 PENN STATE vs. #5 Texas A&M! XAVIER at Pitt WAKE FOREST

Sept. 28 2-0 W ST. JOHN’S Sept. 30 1-1 (2ot) T at Syracuse Oct. 5 1-0 W LOUISVILLE Oct. 7 2-0 W CINCINNATI Oct. 12 3-0 W at Providence Oct. 14 0-2 L at #17 Connecticut Oct. 19 5-3 W at Georgetown Oct. 21 1-0 W at Villanova Oct. 26 2-0 W USF Oct. 28 3-1 W MARQUETTE Nov. 4 1-0 W VILLANOVA (BEQ) Nov. 9 1-0 (2ot) W #24 LOUISVILLE (BES) Nov. 11 1-1 (2ot) T #9 NOTRE DAME (BEF) & Nov. 16 4-0 W NAVY (NCAA1) Nov. 18 2-0 W JAMES MADISON (NCAA2) Nov. 24 1-0 W at #6 Penn State (NCAA3) Nov. 30 0-1 L #8 USC (NCAA4) ! at Penn State (University Park, Pa.) & WVU won penalty kick shootout, 5-3

2008 (14-3-6, 7-1-3 Big East American Division Champions) NIKKI IZZO-BROWN Aug. 22 Aug. 29 Aug. 31 Sept. 5 Sept. 7 Sept. 11 Sept. 14 Sept. 18 Sept. 21 Sept. 25 Sept. 28 Oct. 3 Oct. 5 Oct. 10 Oct. 12 Oct. 17 Oct. 19

3-0 1-2 (2ot) 1-0 1-0 1-1 (2ot) 1-0 1-1 (2ot) 4-0 3-0 0-0 (2ot) 8-0 1-1 (2ot) 0-1 3-0 0-0 (2ot) 2-1 (2ot) 2-1 (ot)

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TOWSON vs. #12 Santa Clara% Loyola Marymount% at #20 Tennessee^ vs. Washington State^ KENTUCKY JAMES MADISON PITT #6 VIRGINIA at St. John’s SYRACUSE at Seton Hall at Rutgers PROVIDENCE CONNECTICUT #16 GEORGETOWN 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

2009 (10-7-6, 5-3-3 Big East 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.

The Mountaineers won their first Big East Tournament in 2007

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

Aug. 20 1-2 (ot) L #11 PENN STATE Aug. 27 3-0 W at Bowling Green Aug. 29 1-3 L at Ohio State Sept. 4 2-1 W CENTRAL MICHIGAN Sept. 10 1-2 L at Miami^ Sept. 12 4-0 W vs. Florida Atlantic^ Sept. 19 1-0 W #5 VIRGINIA Sept. 23 1-2 L at Marquette Sept. 26 0-0 (2ot) T USF Sept. 28 3-0 W PITT Oct. 1 4-0 W at Cincinnati Oct. 3 2-1 W at Louisville Oct. 8 1-0 (ot) W at Syracuse Oct. 10 1-0 (ot) W at St. John’s Oct. 15 4-3 (ot) W VILLANOVA Oct. 17 3-0 W GEORGETOWN Oct. 22 3-0 W CONNECTICUT Oct. 24 2-1 W PROVIDENCE Oct. 31 1-0 W RUTGERS (BEQ) Nov. 5 2-0 W vs. Connecticut (BES) Nov. 7 1-0 W vs. USF (BEF) Nov. 12 2-0 W MOREHEAD STATE (NCAA1) Nov. 14 2-1 W PENN STATE (NCAA2) Nov. 19 0-4 L at #16 Boston College (NCAA3) ^Hurricane Cup – Miami, Fla.

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.

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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

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

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2013 (16-3-4, 7-1 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

2014 (16-2-4, 7-0-1 Big 12 – 1st) NIKKI IZZO-BROWN Aug. 22 Aug. 24

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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

2015 (19-3-1, 6-0-1 Big 12 – 1st) NIKKI IZZO-BROWN Aug. 21 Aug. 23 Aug. 28 Aug. 30 Sept. 4 Sept. 6

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vs. SIUE! vs. No. 11 Virginia Tech! at Maryland DUQUESNE No. 5 PENN STATE VILLANOVA

Sept. 11 2-0 W at No. 15 Ohio State Sept. 13 4-0 W LONGWOOD Sept. 18 1-0 (ot) W BUFFALO Sept. 20 1-0 W FLORIDA GULF COAST Sept. 25 2-0 W TEXAS* Oct. 2 2-1 W TCU* Oct. 9 0-0 T at Oklahoma* Oct. 11 4-1 W at No. 13 Texas Tech* Oct. 16 6-0 W KANSAS* Oct. 18 4-0 W IOWA STATE* Oct. 23 2-1 (ot) W at Oklahoma State* Oct. 30 CANCELED at Baylor*$ Nov. 4 2-1 W vs. Oklahoma State (B12Q) Nov. 6 0-1 L No. 18 Texas Tech (B12S) Nov. 13 4-0 W DUQUESNE (NCAA1) Nov. 20 4-0 W NORTHWESTERN (NCAA2) Nov. 22 5-2 W LOYOLA MARYMOUNT (NCAA3) Nov. 28 0-2 L at No. 6 Penn State (NCAA4) !Indiana Tournament – Bloomington, Ind. $Match canceled due to inclement weather *Big 12 Conference Match

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)

The Mountaineers won the Big 12 Conference regular season and tournament titles in 2013

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

Webster, N.Y. Millersville, Md. Oakville, Ontario

2012-13-14-15 1999 2005-06-07-08C

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Kristen Felice (F) Patricia Fernandez (M) Melissa Finkle (F) Laura Finley (GK) Vanessa Flores (D) Kelsey Fowler (D/M)

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

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G Nikki Garzon (D) Sh’Nia Gordon (F) Mia Gunter (M) 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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E Leah Emaus (D) Kristin English (M/F) Deana Everrett (F)

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

Rockford, N.Y.

1996-97

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

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Virginia Beach, Va. Paris, France

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L Ashtin Larkin (M) Ashley Lawrence (F) Katie Lenz (F) Rena Lippa (F) Jenn Lewis (D) Meghan Lewis (D)Naperville, Ill. Yulie Lopez (M) Shelly Lyons (M)

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

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Nikki Garzon Nicole Mailloux Mollie Merkel Ashley Ramsey Amanda Saymon Shawna Toth Casey Vornadore Chelsey Corroto Patricia Fernandez 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 Dalanda Ouendeno Emma Rodriguez Tara Beradi Ambere Cunningham Kristin English Kristen Felice Caitlin Hulyo Sarah Meehan Kristene Mumby Theresa Sadd Ashley Woolpert Amanda Anton Hannah Boettger Laurel Carpenter Amanda Cicchini Maura Cirilli Meghan Lewis Ashley McDaniel Carla Portillo Heather Saffel Annalika Steyn Hannah Abraham Ali Connelly Krystle Kallman Emily Kirksey

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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 Greer Barnes Whitney Cavender Amy Coleman Vanessa Flores Amanda Hill Erin Peters Megan Mischler Natalie Cocchi Easther Mayi Kith Sarah Bizanovich Sami Molina Hannah Steadman Maggie Bedillion Carolyn Blank Brandi Sutphin Kara Blosser Haley Keefer Bry McCarthy Athena Gramates Kayla Saager Laura Kane Shelby Lyon Kadeisha Buchanan Leigh Anthony Sh’Nia Gordon Ashley Magruda Ashley Neal Kate Schwindel

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E. GORDON Gee, PRESIDENT

Dr. E. Gordon Gee is one of America’s most prominent higher education leaders, having served as president of some of the most prestigious public and private universities for more than three decades. When he returned to lead West Virginia University in 2014 as the institution’s 24th president, it was a homecoming of sorts. He was first named WVU president in 1981 at age 36 – at the time, considered among the youngest persons to ever serve as a university president. He led WVU until 1985 when he went on to presidencies at the University of Colorado (198590), Brown University (1998-2000) and Vanderbilt University (2001-07). He served as president of The Ohio State University from 1990-97 and again from 2007-13. On his return to the Morgantown campus, he said, “This is not a job to me; it is a calling.” His leadership style bears that out as he works tirelessly to advance the University’s land-grant mission and open doors to the American dream. In his latest address to the University community, he called for reinventing education for our young people, on our campuses, throughout our state and beyond; transforming health care for our citizens; and cultivating prosperity in our communities. “Doing our best for the 1.8 million people of West Virginia is our noblest calling and our proudest distinction,” he said. Gee has built a special relationship with the students as well as the state’s citizens, making it a point to visit students where they live, learn and socialize -- and visiting all 55 West Virginia counties during his inaugural year – and at least half in subsequent years. 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. One year later, he became dean of the WVU College of Law, and, in 1981, was named WVU’s 19th president. Gee serves on several education-governance organizations and committees, including the Big 12 Conference Council of Presidents and formerly 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 Universities’ Energy Advisory Committee. In 2009, King Abdulaziz University in Saudi Arabia invited

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him to join its international advisory board. In 2009, Time magazine named him one of the top 10 university presidents in the United States. Active in many national professional and service organizations, he is on the executive committee of the National 4-H Council Board of Trustees and serves on the Board of Directors of the American Council on Education, the nation’s largest higher education organization. He has also served on the boards for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and Limited Brands. In 2011, Gee began serving as secretary on the Board of Directors of Ohio’s economic development program, JobsOhio. In 2011-12, 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. 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.

The GEE FAMILY - Front from left: Nathan, Elly and Ben Patrón. Back from left: Rebekah Gee, Eva Patrón, E. Gordon Gee, Elizabeth Patrón and David Patrón

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


SHANELyons

DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS

Since being named Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Associate Vice President at West Virginia University in January 2015, Shane Lyons has not been interested in headlines, he’s been interested in results. Working furiously behind the scenes, Lyons rolls up his sleeves every day for the betterment of WVU’s student-athletes, fans and athletic department. In his second year on the job, he keeps his fingers on the pulse of more than $110 million in athletic facility improvements that will be completed in the next year. In fact, his first year on the job can be defined as a year of fan enhancements to the WVU Coliseum and Milan Puskar Stadium as he has worked tirelessly to modernize 46- and 36-year-old facilities. Next up on his agenda are student-athlete enhancements with a new Olympic sport weight and training room. Also in the coming year, Lyons will continue to work with the Morgantown community on bringing a $45 million aquatic and track center to Morgantown, which will provide health and fitness benefits to all ages. When he’s not in his office, he’s an energized fundraiser where his efforts and honesty are appreciated by Mountaineer Athletic Club donors. Lyons oversees 18 varsity sports, a department budget of approximately $88 million, 200 employees, and approximately 500 student-athletes. He has already put the finishing touches on a $21 million baseball park and renovations are in the final stages to the football and basketball facilities that will bring long overdue new restrooms, concessions, ADA seating and fan comfort. Leaving the headlines to others, Lyons, confidently behind the scenes, directed a department in his first year that brought an 18th national championship for rifle, 30 All Americans, 110 All-Conference performers, 18 academic award winners and 109 Academic All-Conference selections. His work with WVU President E. Gordon Gee’s senior leadership team, as well as the Big 12 Conference and other national committees has brought additional respect and positive exposure to his department and the University. He currently serves on the Big 12 Administration Committee, Finance and Budget Committee and the Game Management and Officiating Subcommittee. 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-to-day strategic leadership and direction of the Crimson Tide Athletic program. During his time at Alabama, his responsibilities included oversight of a $120 million budget, management of the day-to-day operations of the department 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. 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 senior 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 and Brooke. Lyons is the University’s 12th athletic director.

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)

2011-15

Alabama (Deputy Director of Athletics/Chief Operating Officer)

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

The LyonsFAMILY: Cameron, Brooke, Emily and Shane

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2010 Big East Tournament | 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 | 2015 Big 12 Regular Season

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INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS SENIOR STAFF

Steve URYASZ

KeliCUNNINGHAM

Deputy Athletic Director

Executive Senior Associate Athletic Director

TerriHOWES

MichaelSZUL

Senior Associate Athletic Director/ Sports Administration, SWA

Senior Associate Athletic Director/ Business Operations

JoeHESKETT

AprilMESSERLY

Associate Athletic Director/ Facilities & Operations

Associate Athletic Director/ Sports Performance

ZachECKERT

Assistant Athletic Director/ Facilities & Operations

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LaceyGIBSON

Assistant Athletic Director/ Compliance

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Matt BORMAN

MichaelFRAGALE

Senior Associate Athletic Director/ Executive Director

Senior Associate Athletic Director/ Communications

Matt WELLS

Senior Associate Athletic Director/ External Affairs

KevinMILLER

Associate Athletic Director/ Annual Fund

Greg FEATHERSTON

Associate Athletic Director/ Governance & Compliance

BenMURRAY

Associate Athletic Director/ Major Gifts & Capital Campaigns

Susan HAMMOND

BryanMESSERLY

NathanielZINN

Assistant Athletic Director/ Donor Relations

Assistant Athletic Director/ Communications

Assistant Athletic Director/ Marketing

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


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HEAD COACHES

NikkiIZZO-BROWN

JasonBUTTS

MikeCAREY

SeanCLEARY

Gymnastics

Women’s Basketball

Cross Country/Track

SeanCOVICH

JonHAMMOND

Men’s Golf

Rifle

SammieHENSON

DanaHOLGORSEN

Wrestling

Football

BobHUGGINS

JimmyKING

MarlonLEBLANC

MihaLISAC

Women’s Soccer

Men’s Basketball

Men’s Soccer

Rowing

Tennis

RandyMAZEY

VicRIGGS

ReedSUNAHARA

Baseball

Swimming and Diving

Volleyball

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@WVUWomensSoccer

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2010 Big East Tournament | 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 | 2015 Big 12 Regular Season

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ATHLETICFacilities 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

WVU BOATHOUSE

WVU COLISEUM

WVU NATATORIUM

WVU RIFLE RANGE

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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 |


MEDIA

Information

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MEDIA INFORMATION Media Services The West Virginia University athletic communications office will be available throughout the entire 2016 women’s soccer season to accommodate any

Receiving Information

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.

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

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 on the field (weather permitting) following a 15-minute grace period.

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

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 contact/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.

Kailey UTLEY

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 contact/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.

WVUsports.com

WVUsports.com is the place for media and fans to go for the latest on Mountaineer women’s soccer. In 2016, 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.

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. Coach Nikki IZZO-BROWN

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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 will hold its inaugural women’s soccer season in 2016 and will begin Big 12 competition in 2017.

Ashley LAWRENCE

Carly BLACK WVUWomensSoccer

@WVUWomensSoccer

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

WVA ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS STAFF

CONTACT INFORMATION

MichaelFRAGALE

BryanMESSERLY

MikeMONTORO

JohnANTONIK

JoeSWAN

KristinCOLDSNOW

GrantDOVEY

RussellLUNA

ShannonMCNAMARA

AshleyBAILEY

CharleyHEALY

LisaAMMONS

CherylWIRE

AmyPRUNTY

Maggie MATELLA

Chris PHARIS

SamanthaSTREJECK

Senior Associate Athletic Director/Communications

Director of Digital Media

Assistant Athletic Director/ Communications

Director of Athletic Publications

Director of Football Communications

Multimedia Specialist

P.O. Box 0877 Morgantown, WV 26507-0877 Overnight Shipping Address WVU Athletic Communications 3450 Monongahela Blvd., Room 217 Morgantown, WV 26506

Digital Media Manager

Associate Director of Athletic Communications

Associate Director of Athletic Communications

Assistant Director of Athletic Communications

Phone Information Office: 304-293-2821 Fax: 304-293-4105 Press Box: 304-293-6480 Women’s Soccer Contact Shannon McNamara

Assistant Director of Athletic Communications

Business Manager

Operations Coordinator

Program Assistant

Associate Director of Athletic Communications Email: shannon.mcnamara@mail.wvu.edu

Graduate Assistant

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Graduate Assistant

Graduate Assistant

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


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.


2016 WVU Women's Soccer Guide  

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