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Washington College Shorewomen soccer

Washington College Women's Soccer represent Washington College in the Centennial Conference. Washington College is located on the Eastern Shore in Chestertown, Maryland.

HistoryEdit

The women's club soccer team transitioned to a varsity team in 1998. Eleanor Shriver was named Head Coach of the original team as well as Head Coach of the Women's Lacrosse Team. Shriver remained Head Coach until 2002 leaving the Shorewomen with a record of 25 wins, 61 losses and 21 ties. After Shriver's departure Suzie Friedrich joined Washington College once again as a duel coach of both women's soccer and women's lacrosse teams. Coach Friedrich remained with the Shorewomen from the fall of 2003 to the fall of 2007. She left Washington College for Cornell University to be a Women's Lacrosse assistant coach. While under Friedrich's expertise the Shorewomen were 14-65-6. In the summer of 2008 Washington College named Julika Blankenship Head Coach of the women's team. Blakenship is a graduate of Centennial Conference rival Gettysburg College . While at Gettysburg Blankenship played lacrosse finishing her career as their all-time leader in both points (309) as well as assists (160). Coach Blankenship graduated with a BA in Spanish and she will be completing her National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Regional Advanced Coaching Certification in August 2008. In the summer of 2009 Amanda Lebo was named assistant coach. A 2009 graduate of Wake Forest, Lebo was a key player for the Demon Deacons. As a four-year starter Lebo scored 9 goals while tallying 12 assists in 75 career games.[1] Lebo graduated with a degree in both Psychology and Sociology. Leanne Hollinger was a women's soccer and women's lacrosse assistant coach at Washington College during the summer of 2010. Hollinger was a standout soccer and lacrosse goalkeeper at fellow Centennial Conference school McDaniel College. As a junior, she received All-Centennial Conference honorable mention recognition in lacrosse. Hollinger graduated from McDaniel College with a B.A. in Exercise Science and a minor in Sports Coaching in May 2010. Unfortunately the 2010 season was not the best season for the team as they finished last place in the conference, with Johns Hopkins in the first place seat. They look forward to gaining new freshman and improving their field skills for next season.

Centennial ConferenceEdit

The Centennial Conference is an 11-member NCAA Division III conference that sponsors 23 championship teams. The Centennial Conference was established in 1981. Washington College joined this highly competitive conference in 1992 along with Bryn Mawr and Haverford.[2]

All Time RecordEdit

Year Head Coach Overall
1998 Eleanor Shriver 2-13
1999 Shriver 4-13
2000 Shriver 8-11
2001 Shriver 3-13-2
2002 Shriver 8-11
2003 Suzie Friedrich 5-11-1
2004 Friedrich 2-12-3
2005 Friedrich 3-12-1
2006 Friedrich 3-13-1
2007 Friedrich 1-17
2008 Julika Blankenship 1-16
2009 Blankenship 6-10-1
2010 Blankenship 4-11-1

Individual HonorsEdit

Scoring leaders
Season Player Number of Goals
1998 Marissa Smithson
Kristin Samuel
Kerry O'Keefe
2
1999 Niki Dennison 7
2000 Courtney Riso 13
2001 Jordan Rogers 6
2002 Meghan Hartzell 10
2003 Meghan Hartzell 7
2004 Laura Mozzer 7
2005 Stephanie Bradley
Megan Russell
Colleen McLoughlin
3
2006 Megan Russell 6
2007 Katie Weida 3
2008 Sarah Yarbrough 3
2009 Jen Stafford 4
2010 Gabby Devaud
Heather Smith
Kira Pancotti
3
Assist leaders
Year Player Number of Assists
1998 Melissa Piper
Kristin Samuel
Stephanie Cernak
1
1999 Niki Dennison
Sarah Polhamus
3
2000 Sarah Polhamus 5
2001 Sarah Polhamus 4
2002 Jen Cox 5
2003 Stephanie Bradley 4
2004 Carly Hankins 2
2004 Christine Crop 2
2004 Stephanie Bradley
Megan Russell
2
2005 Stephanie Bradley 4
2006 Sarah Yarbrough 4
2007 Lindsay Fox
Sarah Yarbrough
2
2008 Sarah Yarbrough
Jen Kiarsis
2
2009 Stephanie Willingham 3
2010 Gabby Devaud 3

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