Little East Conference Women's Soccer Archived News

2017-18 Women's Soccer News

2016-17 Women's Soccer News

  • Eastern Connecticut State Wins Little East Presidents’ Cup for 2016-17
    June 23, 2017
    PAWTUCKET, R.I. – Eastern Connecticut State University has won its third consecutive Little East Conference Presidents’ Cup for its overall academic performance during the 2016-17 season. The Warriors registered a cumulative grade point average of 3.12 for both the fall 2016 and spring 2017 academic calendar.
  • Eastern Connecticut State Wins LEC Commissioner’s Cup
    June 14, 2017
    PAWTUCKET, R.I. – For the first time in the 17-year history of the Little East Conference Commissioner’s Cup, the Eastern Connecticut State Warriors claimed the league’s top honor for overall institutional performance on the competitive playing field. The Warriors accumulated a point average of 5.735 in the 2016-17 season.
  • Little East Conference Launches Official Roku Streaming Channel
    March 02, 2017
    PAWTUCKET, R.I. – The Little East Conference through partnership with their official web-streaming broadcast partner, Stretch Internet, has announced the release of the official Little East Conference Roku channel. The free subscription to the Little East Conference Roku channel allows fans access to all LEC games live or on-demand and can be found by searching for “Little East Conference” on the Roku Channel Store.
  • USM Women's Soccer | All For Ally - Bone Marrow Donor Registry Drive on February 8
    January 31, 2017
    University of Southern Maine student-athlete Ally Little (Stoneham, Mass.), a member of the Huskies' women's soccer team, has recently been diagnosed with severe Aplastic Anemia.
  • LEC Announces 2016 Fall All-Academic Teams
    January 11, 2017
    To be named a sport All-Academic, a student-athlete must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 or higher through the spring semester of the current year and must be at least in sophomore standing academically and athletically, following the current academic season. The student-athlete must also be a full-time member of a varsity sport and be enrolled in its institution for a full academic year.
  • Three LEC Student-Athletes Place on NSCAA Women's All-Region First Team
    December 06, 2016
    A total of seven Little East Conference (LEC) student-athletes to be honored by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America for the Division III All-New-England Region.
  • Former UMass Boston Standout Krista Ledin Named LEC Influencer
    November 18, 2016
    The trajectory of the Beacons women’s soccer program changed drastically with the arrival of Bridgewater, Mass. native, Krista Ledin, this week’s Little East Conference Influencer.
  • #LEC30 Top Moment | Plymouth State Women’s Soccer 1990-1997
    November 18, 2016
    The Little East Conference began sponsoring women’s soccer in 1990 and the Plymouth State Panthers women’s program took off and dominated the league, winning the Little East Conference regular season championship in each of the first eight seasons between 1990-1997.
  • Western Connecticut State Women's Soccer Falls to John's Hopkins
    November 14, 2016
    BALTIMORE, MD - Senior forward Meg Van de Loo (Eau Claire, WI) scored a hat-trick to lead Johns Hopkins University to a 3-1 victory over Western Connecticut State University in the first round of the NCAA Division III Women's Soccer Championships at Homewood Field, on the Blue Jays campus.
  • #LEC30 Top Moment | UMass Boston Hosts Three LEC Championships
    November 11, 2016
    For the first time ever in UMass Boston history the institution hosted three Little East Conference championship tournaments hosting the title game of men’s soccer and women’s soccer and the “Final Four” of volleyball on November 8 & 9, 2014.
  • Little East Conference Programs NCAA Bound!
    November 08, 2016
    The NCAA Division III Regional Tournaments are set for Men's Soccer, Women's Soccer, Volleyball and Field Hockey.
  • LEC Announces 2016 Women’s Soccer All-Conference & Major Awards
    November 08, 2016
    The 2016 LEC Women’s Soccer All-Conference Teams and Major Award recipients has been announced by the Little East Conference as voted on by the league’s eight women’s soccer head coaches. The All-Conference teams consist of 15 student-athletes earning All-LEC honors for the first time.
  • Western Connecticut women's soccer win LEC Title, 2-0 over Eastern Connecticut
    November 05, 2016
    The Western Connecticut State University women's soccer team, behind goals from Paige Martin (Cromwell, CT) and Autumn Sorice (Bethel, CT) and another outstanding shut-out performance by Serena Gunter (Sterling, CT) in goal, defeated cross-state rival Eastern Connecticut State University, 2-0 in the Little East Conference Championship game in front of 400 fans at the Mansfield Complex.
  • #LEC30 Top Moment | UMass Dartmouth 1992 Women’s Soccer
    November 04, 2016
    The Corsair’s 1992 women’s soccer team is still the winningest team in UMass Dartmouth history with an overall record of 17-3-2. Four team members from the 1992 team are in the Corsair Hall of Fame and were all instrumental in the overall success of the program and its rise to a national power.
  • WSOC | Western Connecticut Looking to Repeat as LEC Champions
    November 03, 2016
    KEENE, N.H. - The Colonials' sophomore Paige Martin scored with 3:20 remaining in the first overtime period to lift third-seeded Western Connecticut to a 2-1 victory over the second-seeded Keene State women's soccer program on Thursday evening at Owl Athletic Complex in a Little East Conference (LEC) Semifinal matchup.
  • WSOC | Eastern Connecticut State Heading to Championship
    November 03, 2016
    Kaley Pratt scored her fifth goal of the season off a free kick from Krista Petersen to snap a tie with 15:24 left and give top-seeded Eastern a 2-1 victory over No. 5 Plymouth State University.
  • Autumn Sorice Nets Hat-Trick In Western's Win Over RIC In LEC Quarterfinals
    November 02, 2016
    Western Connecticut State University junior forward Autumn Sorice (Bethel, CT) scored three goals in the first 19:33 of Tuesday night's 6-3 victory over Rhode Island College in the Little East Conference Tournament Quarterfinals at The Westside Athletic Complex.
  • Plymouth State Advances Past UMass Dartmouth To LEC Semifinals on Penalty Kicks
    November 02, 2016
    Plymouth State junior Adrianna Kippenberger (Wilmington, Mass.) launched in the winning penalty kick, as the fifth-seeded Panthers rode a rock-solid 16-save performance by goalkeeper Annaliese Schmidt (Newmarket, N.H.) to advance past No. 4 seed UMass Dartmouth in the first round of the 2016 Little East Conference Tournament.
  • Women's Soccer Weekly Awards Announced by LEC
    October 31, 2016
    Colonials' Sorice, Warriors' Reimondo & Labrecque and Owls' De Almeida earns LEC weekly honors.
  • Plymouth State’s Alum Mary-Bridget Blandini Named LEC Influencer
    October 28, 2016
    Mary-Bridget Blandini achieved a tremendous amount of success during her four years on the Panther women’s soccer team from 1990-93. She led the team to four straight Little East Conference championships, earned First Team All-LEC recognition three times, and was named Little East Women’s Soccer Player of the Year in 1992 and 1993.
  • Women's Soccer Weekly Awards Announced by LEC
    October 24, 2016
    Keene State's Katie Silegy, Chloe Loos and Nicole De Almeida and UMass Boston's Alyssa Fugiel takes home LEC weekly awards for women's soccer.
  • Women's Soccer Weekly Awards Announced by LEC
    October 17, 2016
    Colonials' DeVoe, Fernandez, Keene State's Laires and Corsairs' Jennifer Woehl take home weekly honors.
  • LEC Announces Weekly Women's Soccer Honors
    October 10, 2016
    Corsairs' Silva, Panthers' Johnson, Warriors' Labrecque and Colonials' Julian earns player of the week honors.
  • #LEC30 Influencer: Chris D’Ambrosio, Eastern Connecticut State
    October 07, 2016
    Coach D’Ambrosio has been a top influencer on the success of the Little East Conference as he enters his 17th season at the helm at Eastern Connecticut State.
  • Women's Soccer Weekly Awards Announced
    October 03, 2016
    Beacon's Alexander and Fugiel, Warriors' Bodington and Keene State's De Almeida earns LEC Honors
  • LEC Women's Soccer Game of the Season: Western Connecticut @ Eastern Connecticut
    September 29, 2016
    a women’s soccer intra-state rival match-up as the defending LEC champion Western Connecticut State Colonials travel to face the Eastern Connecticut State Warriors at Thomas Nevers Field at 1:00 p.m. The LEC match will be web-streamed online in HD exclusively at LittleEast.TV.
  • Week 4: Women's Soccer Weekly Awards Announced by LEC
    September 26, 2016
    Keene State's Taylor Farland headlines this week's awards after being named Player of the Week
  • Little East Conference Women's Soccer Weekly Awards
    September 19, 2016
    The LEC has announced its Week 3 awards for women's soccer on Monday, September 19.
  • LEC Announces Game of the Season Fall Schedule
    September 15, 2016
    The Little East Conference has announced its “Game of the Season” schedule for the 2016 Fall sport season. The league aims to provide an expanded in-game and online fan experience, exclusively webcast via LittleEast.tv.
  • Women's Soccer Weekly Awards Announced by LEC
    September 12, 2016
    Three members of the Keene State Owls earns LEC Weekly Awards, joining Panthers' Luther in Week 2.
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2013 Little East Women's Soccer News

  • 4 Little East Players Earn NSCAA All-New England Honors
    December 06, 2013
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Four Little East Conference student-athletes were recently recognized on the 2013 National Soccer Coaches' Association of America (NSCAA) Division III All-New England teams.
  • Ledin Honored As First Academic All-American In UMass Boston History
    November 22, 2013
    BOSTON — Krista Ledin (Bridgewater, Mass.) put yet another one of her stamps in the UMass Boston Athletics Record Book Friday afternoon, when she was named the first CoSIDA Academic All-American in school history.
  • NCAA SOCCER: Owls Shutout Haverford, 2-0
    November 16, 2013
    WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – It took the Keene State College women's soccer team nine years to get back to the NCAA Division III Tournament and it has no intention of leaving early. Making their first trip to the tournament since 2004, the Owls posted a 2-0 shutout victory over Haverford (Pa.) College in a first-round game played at Cole Field in Williamstown, Mass. on Saturday.
  • Little East Announces 2013 Women's Soccer Awards Program
    November 12, 2013
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Keene State College captured two major awards this afternoon, when the conference office released its 2013 All-Little East women’s soccer teams. Owl senior back Kelsie Bailey (Barre, Vt.) was named the Defensive Player of the Year, while Denise Lyons was selected as the Coach of the Year. University of Massachusetts Boston junior Krista Ledin (Bridgewater, Mass.) repeated as the Offensive Player of the Year, while University of Southern Maine senior Jordan Grant (Concord, N.H.) was chosen as the Rookie of the Year.
  • 2013 Little East Women's Soccer Report #10
    November 11, 2013
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Keene State College sophomore Jennifer Wilson (Plymouth, Mass.) was chosen as the Most Outstanding Player of the 2013 Little East Women's Soccer Championship for her performance this past week.
  • Keene State Edges Eastern Connecticut To Capture Women's Soccer Title
    November 09, 2013
    KEENE, N.H - The wait is over. After an eight year drought, the second seeded Keene State College women's soccer team captured the Little East Conference Tournament championship with a 1-0 victory over fifth seed Eastern Conn. State University at Owl Athletic Complex on Saturday.
  • Corsairs Earn 1st Little East Tournament Win; Advance To Semifinals
    November 05, 2013
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Senior Kathleen Landers (Danvers, Mass.) delivered the decisive strike in the 59th minute to lift third-seeded University of Massachusetts Dartmouth to a 2-1 victory over sixth-seeded University of Southern Maine in the first round of the 2013 Little East Women's Soccer Championship this afternoon at Cressy Field.
  • Eastern Connecticut Upsets Western Connecticut In Little East Tournament
    November 05, 2013
    DANBURY, Conn. -- Freshman forward Hailey Lehning (Woodbury) scored the game's lone goal in the 18th minute and Eastern Connecticut State University held on to defeat Western Connecticut State University, 1-0, in the first round of the Little East Conference playoffs at the Westside Athletic Complex Tuesday night.
  • 2013 Little East Women's Soccer Report #9
    November 04, 2013
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- University of Massachusetts Boston senior Allie Modezelewski (Newton, Conn.) was chosen as the Little East Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.
  • UMass Boston Captures No. 1 Seed In Women's Soccer Championship
    November 03, 2013
    BOSTON -- For the second consecutive season, UMass Boston Women’s Soccer claimed the title of Little East Conference Regular Season Champions, after the Beacons cruised to a 7-0 win on Senior Day over Rhode Island College at the Clark Athletic Field.
  • 2013 Little East Women's Soccer Report #8
    October 29, 2013
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Keene State College junior Victoria Crenson (North Salem, N.Y.) was tabbed the Little East Women's Soccer Goalkeeper of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.
  • Ledin Named NSCAA National Player of the Week
    October 22, 2013
    BOSTON — For the first time in program history, UMass Boston women's soccer has a National Player of the Week, as junior Krista Ledin (Bridgewater, Mass.) earned the honors from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Tuesday afternoon.
  • 2013 Little East Women's Soccer Report #7
    October 21, 2013
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- University of Massachusetts Boston junior Krista Ledin (Bridgewater, Mass.) was tabbed as the Little East Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.
  • 2013 Little East Women's Soccer Report #6
    October 14, 2013
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- University of Massachusetts Boston junior Brittany Castillo (Yarmouth, Mass.) was tabbed as the Little East Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.
  • Ledin Sets UMass Boston Single-Game Records In Victory Over Seahawks
    October 14, 2013
    NEWPORT, R.I. —Her teammates and coaches have become accustomed to watching Krista Ledin (Bridgewater, Mass.) raise the bar time and time again, but Ledin took her play to a new level Monday afternoon setting the UMass Boston single-game program-records for goals (5) and points (10) in a 5-0 victory over Salve Regina University at Reynolds Field.
  • 2013 Little East Women's Soccer Report #5
    October 07, 2013
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Western Connecticut State University freshman Celia DeVoe (Farmington, Conn.) was named the Little East Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week and the Rookie of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.
  • 2013 Little East Women's Soccer Report #4
    September 30, 2013
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- University of Massachusetts Boston sophomore Kristen Spain (Quincy, Mass.) was chosen as the Little East Women's Soccer Goalkeeper of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.
  • 2013 Little East Women's Soccer Report #3
    September 23, 2013
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Western Connecticut State University freshman Alison Retteneier (Sherman, Conn.) was named the Little East Women's Soccer Goalkeeper of the Week this afternoon.
  • 2013 Little East Women's Soccer Report #2
    September 16, 2013
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Rhode Island College junior Danielle Peloquin (Pawtucket, R.I.) was chosen as the Little East Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.
  • 2013 Little East Women's Soccer Report #1
    September 09, 2013
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- University of Massachusetts Boston senior Tayla Andrews (Plymouth, Mass.) was chosen as the Little East Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.
  • UMass Boston Earns Top Billing In 2013 Women's Soccer Preseason Poll
    August 28, 2013
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – The Little East women’s soccer coaches have selected the University of Massachusetts Boston as the preseason favorite to capture the regular-season title for the first time in conference history. The Beacons are coming off the program’s most successful season that included a Little East tournament championship, in addition its accompanying berth into the NCAA Division III tournament field.

2012 Little East Women's Soccer News

  • Eastern Soccer Programs Recognized For Sporting Behavior
    January 03, 2013
    WILLIMANTIC, Conn. -- Eastern Connecticut State University is one of only four institutions nationwide – the only one from New England -- to have both its men’s and women’s soccer programs qualify for a 2012 National Soccer Coaches’ Association of America (NSCAA) Ethics Award.
  • 2012 Little East Fall All-Academic Teams Announced
    November 08, 2012
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- The Little East Conference office announced its 2012 Fall All-Academic Teams this afternoon. The conference honored a total of 200 student-athletes in its seven fall championship sponsored sports: men's and cross country, field hockey, men's and women's soccer, women's tennis and volleyball.
  • 2012 All-Little East Women's Soccer Announced
    November 06, 2012
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Boston sophomore Krista Ledin (Bridgewater, Mass.) headlined the 2012 All-Little East women’s soccer teams and major awards program this afternoon.
  • 2012 Little East Women's Soccer Report #10
    November 05, 2012
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- University of Massachusetts Boston junior Sam Cristoforo (Rockland, Mass.) was named the Most Outstanding Player of the 2012 Little East Women's Soccer Championship this past weekend.
  • UMass Boston Earns 1st Women's Soccer Title
    November 04, 2012
    BOSTON, Mass.--UMass Boston women’s soccer will be going dancing for the first time in program history after they downed Western Connecticut State, 1-0, in the Little East Conference Championship Game Sunday afternoon at the Clark Athletic Field.
  • Western Connecticut Blanks Southern Maine
    November 01, 2012
    DANBURY, Conn. – The #3 seeded Western Connecticut State University women’s soccer team advanced in this year’s Little East Conference women’s soccer tournament with a 2-0 win over the #6 seeded Huskies of Southern Maine Thursday evening at the Westside Athletic Complex.
  • Keene State Advances To Little East Women's Soccer Semifinal
    October 31, 2012
    KEENE, N.H. – The fourth seeded Keene State College women’s soccer team scored two first half goals and held on for a 2-1 victory over fifth-seeded UMass-Dartmouth in a Little East Conference quarterfinal tournament game played at Owl Athletic Complex on Wednesday night.
  • 2012 Little East Women's Soccer Report #9
    October 30, 2012
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- University of Massachusetts Boston sophomore Krista Ledin (Bridgewater, Mass.) was tabbed as the Little East Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.
  • 2012 Little East Women's Soccer Championship Field
    October 29, 2012
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. --- The University of Massachusetts Boston captured the No. 1 seed in the Little East Women’s Soccer Championship when the conference office announced the six-team tournament field this evening.
  • Ledin Records 100th Career Point; Beacons Set Wins Record
    October 25, 2012
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--After being held in check for three straight games, UMass Boston broke out in a huge way to earn their program-record 15th win of the season Thursday afternoon, behind a historic day from Krista Ledin (Bridgewater, Mass.) in their 7-1 win over Framingham State University (6-9-1) at Maple Street Field.
  • Menta Scores ECAC Award; Western Debuts in NCAA Regional Poll
    October 24, 2012
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Western Connecticut State University sophomore Sarah Menta (Newington, Conn.) was chosen as the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III New England Offensive Player of the Week this afternoon by the conference office. The Colonials also made their debut in the 2012 NCAA Women’s Soccer Division III New England rankings, cracking the regional survey at No. 11.
  • 2012 Little East Women's Soccer Report #8
    October 22, 2012
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Western Connecticut State University Sarah Menta (Newington, Conn.) was selected as the Little East Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.
  • 2012 Little East Women's Soccer Report #7
    October 15, 2012
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- University of Massachusetts Boston sophomore Krista Ledin (Bridgewater, Mass.) was named the Little East Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.
  • Kenyon Scores ECAC Division III Women's Soccer Award
    October 09, 2012
    CENTERVILLE, Mass. -- Keene State College junior Hayley Kenyon (Exeter, R.I.) was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III New England Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week for leading the Owls to a 3-0 week.
  • UMass Boston Debuts In Women's Soccer Polls
    October 09, 2012
    BOSTON —UMass Boston earned regional and national recognition for the first time in program history when the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and D3Soccer.com poll were released Tuesday afternoon.
  • 2012 Little East Women's Soccer Report #6
    October 08, 2012
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Keene State College junior Hayley Kenyon (Exeter, R.I.) was named the Little East Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.
  • 2012 Little East Women's Soccer Report #5
    October 01, 2012
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Keene State College junior Hayley Kenyon (Exeter, R.I.) was tabbed as the Little East Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.
  • 2012 Little East Women's Soccer Report #4
    September 24, 2012
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Eastern Connecticut State University senior Daniela Marchitto (Orange, Conn.) was named the Little East Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.
  • 2012 Little East Women's Soccer Report #3
    September 17, 2012
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- University of Massachusetts Boston senior Sam Cristoforo (Rockland, Mass.) was chosen as the Little East Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.
  • 2012 Little East Women's Soccer Report #2
    September 10, 2012
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- University of Massachusetts Boston sophomore Kristen Spain (Quincy, Mass.) was chosen as the Little East Women's Soccer Goalkeeper of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.
  • 2012 Little East Women's Soccer Report #1
    September 03, 2012
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- University of Massachusetts Boston sophomore striker Krista Ledin (Bridgewater, Mass.) was chosen as the Little East Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.
  • Eastern Edges Keene State As Women's Soccer Favorite
    August 23, 2012
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. –Eastern Connecticut State University has been predicted to capture the 2012 Little East women’s soccer regular-season championship for the third consecutive campaign, edging Keene State College by just a single point in a vote by the eight conference coaches. The Warriors earned five first place votes and 58 total points to sit atop the annual preseason coaches’ poll.


2011 Little East Women's Soccer News

  • 2011 All-Little East Women's Soccer Teams Announced
    November 08, 2011
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – The Keene State College women’s soccer team earned two of the five major awards this afternoon, when the All-Little East teams were announced this afternoon.
  • 2011 Little East Women's Soccer Report #9
    November 07, 2011
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Eastern Connecticut State University senior goalkeeper Theresa Pagnozzi (Waterford, Conn.) was selected as the 2011 Little East Women's Soccer Championship Most Outstanding Player for her performance in net this past week.
  • Eastern Edges Keene State In Penalty Kicks To Win Championship
    November 06, 2011
    KEENE, N.H. -- The second-seeded Eastern Connecticut State University women’s soccer team qualified for its third straight NCAA Division III tournament with a 3-2 penalty-kick shootout win over top-seeded Keene State College in the championship game of the 2011 Little East Conference tournament Sunday afternoon at the Owl Stadium Complex. The game is officially recorded as a 0-0 double-overtime tie.
  • 2011 Little East Women's Soccer Report #8
    October 31, 2011
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- The Little East Conference announced its latest editon of the women's soccer weekly awards program this afternoon.
  • 2011 Little East Women's Soccer Championship Pairings Released
    October 30, 2011
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Keene State College has captured the top seed in the 2011 Little East Women’s Soccer Championship for the second time in the past three seasons. The Owls became just the fourth squad to post a 7-0 mark inside the conference to earn and first round bye and home field advantage throughout the six-team championship field. Eastern Connecticut State University also received a first-round bye into the semifinal round.
  • 2011 Little East Women's Soccer Report #7
    October 24, 2011
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- The Little East Conference announced its lastest edition of the women's soccer weekly report this afternoon, honoring four student-athletes.
  • 2011 Little East Women's Soccer Report #6
    October 17, 2011
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- The Little East Conference announced its latest edition of women's soccer weekly award winners this afternoon.
  • 2011 Little East Women's Soccer Report #5
    October 10, 2011
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- The Little East Conference announced its latest edition of the women's soccer weekly award winners this afternoon.
  • 2011 Little East Women's Soccer Report #4
    October 03, 2011
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- The Little East Conference announced its latest edition of the women's soccer weekly award winners this afternoon.
  • Mulry Scores 100th Career Point In UMass Boston Win
    October 01, 2011
    GORHAM, Maine - Freshman Krista Ledin (Bridgewater, Mass.) scored three goals and senior Kristin Mulry (Holbrook, Mass.) recorded her 100th career point as the University of Massachusetts Boston Beacons defeated the University of Southern Maine Huskies, 4-0, in a Little East Conference women's soccer match Saturday afternoon at Hannaford Field.
  • 2011 Little East Women's Soccer Report #3
    September 26, 2011
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Keene State College nearly swept the lastest edition of the Little East women's soccer weekly award winners, earning three of the four honors.
  • 2011 Little East Women's Soccer Report #2
    September 19, 2011
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- The Little East Conference announced its latest edition of women's soccer weekly award winners this afternoon.
  • 2011 Little East Women's Soccer Report #1
    September 12, 2011
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- The Little East Conference honored four student-athletes in the sport of women's soccer this afternoon.
  • Eastern Connecticut Tabbed As Women's Soccer Preseason Favorite
    August 23, 2011
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. –Eastern Connecticut State University has been projected as the preseason favorite to capture the 2011 Little East women’s soccer regular-season title this afternoon, according to a vote by the league’s eight coaches. The Warriors penned six out of the eight first-place votes into its ledger to earn the No. 1 ranking outright for the first time in program history after sharing top honors in the 2010 preseason survey.
  • Eastern Connecticut Women's Soccer Debuts At No. 14
    August 17, 2011
    WILLIMANTIC, Conn. - Returning all but two starters from the most successful team inprogram history, the 2011 Eastern Connecticut State University women's soccer team has been rated 14th nationally in the NSCAA Division III preseason national rankings.

2010 Little East Women's Soccer News

  • Hickey Earns NSCAA All-America Honors
    December 15, 2010
    WILLIMANTIC, Conn. -- To put the magnitude of the accomplishment in historical context, Lauren Hickey (Southwick, Mass.) was still in diapers the last time an Eastern Connecticut State University women's soccer player was named as an All-America.
  • Eastern Connecticut Edges Wheaton On Penalty Kicks
    November 14, 2010
    MANSFIELD, Conn. - Ten days after being eliminated from the Little East Conference tournament on penalty kicks, the Eastern Connecticut State University women's soccer team advanced to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Division III tournament by eliminating Wheaton College (Mass.) on PKs, 4-2, Sunday afternoon.
  • Bradford Leads Keene State To ECAC Women's Soccer Championship
    November 14, 2010
    KEENE, N.H.– Senior forward Katie Bradford's (Lebanon, N.H.) late second half goal, lifted the Keene State College women's soccer team to a 2-1victory in the ECAC Northeast Championship played at Owl Athletic Complex on Sunday afternoon.
  • Warriors' Advance In NCAA Tournament
    November 13, 2010
    MANSFIELD, Conn. –The Eastern Connecticut State University women’s soccer team earned the program’s first NCAA Division III Tournament victory this afternoon, defeating Worcester State University 1-0. Sophomore forward Daniela Marchitto (Orange, Conn.) netted the decisive marker in the 66th minute to lift the Warriors into the second round for the first time in program history.
  • Little East Earns 2 Bids To NCAA Women's Soccer Championship
    November 09, 2010
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – The NCAA Division III Women’s Soccer Selection Committee announced the field of 63 teams for the 2010 NCAA Division III Women’s Soccer Championship this afternoon. Western Connecticut State University captured the Little East Championship to secure the automatic qualifier, while No. 14 Eastern Connecticut State University earned one of 20 at-large bids. This is the seventh time in conference history the Little East has placed multiple teams in the national field and first since 2005.
  • 2010 All-Little East Women's Soccer Teams Announced
    November 09, 2010
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. –The Little East Conference office announced its annual all-conference teams and major award winners this afternoon. Keene State College senior striker Katie Bradford (Lebanon, N.H.) was named the Offensive Player of the Year, while the University of Massachusetts Boston’s freshman forward Tayla Andrews (Plymouth, Mass.) earned Rookie of the Year honors.
  • Western Connecticut Wins 7th Women's Soccer Championship
    November 07, 2010
    DANBURY, Conn. - The Western Connecticut State University won its ninth Little East Conference Women's Soccer Tournament title behind an outstanding performance from Tina Dias (Shelton, Conn.).
  • Western Connecticut Sets School Shutout Record; Advance To Little East Final
    November 05, 2010
    DANBURY, Conn.— With exactly 34 minutes remaining in regulation, senior midfielder Jennifer Duran (Uncasville, Conn.) tallied what proved to be the game-winning goal as Western Connecticut State University defeated Keene State College, 1-0 in the Little East Conference Tournament Semifinals at The WAC on Friday afternoon.
  • Moran Honored By ECAC
    October 26, 2010
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Western Connecticut State University sophomore back Erika Moran (Shelton, Conn.) was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week this afternoon by the regional office. The Colonials also made their debut in the National Soccer Coaches’ Association of America (NSCAA) Division III New England Regional rankings at No. 9.
  • Pirri Breaks Rhode Island College Save Record
    October 26, 2010
    PROVIDENCE, R.I.-Senior goalkeeper Maddie Pirri (Bristol, R.I.) became the Rhode Island College women¹s soccer program¹s all-time leader in career saves by making a career-best 26 stops as the Anchorwomen came back from a 3-0 first half deficit to eventually tie host Lasell, 4-4, in double overtime.
  • 3 Anchorwomen Records Fall On Smith's Game-Winning Goal
    October 19, 2010
    PROVIDENCE, R.I.-A lot of things went into the net with junior forward Alexis Smith’s (Wakefield, R.I.) shot in the 109th minute: a game-winning goal, a record-setting goal, two record-setting points, and an eighth win for a team on a quest to crack double digits.
  • Bradford Sets Keene State Scoring Record In Victory
    October 16, 2010
    BOSTON – Senior forward Katie Bradford (Lebanon, N.H.) scored her 61st career goal in the Owls' 3-0 Little East Conference victory over University of Massachusetts Boston Saturday afternoon at the Clark Athletic Center.
  • Eastern Connecticut Sits Atop New England Region; Ranked No. 13
    October 12, 2010
    WILLIMANTIC, Conn. – For the first time in the 25-year history of the Eastern Connecticut State University women’s soccer program, the Warriors have been selected as the No.-1 ranked team in the NSCAA Division III New England soccer rankings, released Tuesday. One of only two teams in the poll with undefeated records, Eastern (11-0-1) jumped into the top spot for the first time ever after being ranked in a tie for fifth heading into the week. During the week, Eastern shut out Wesleyan University, 2-0, and Little East Conference opponent University of Southern Maine, 1-0.
  • Eastern Connecticut, Keene State Share Top Spot in Little East Women’s Soccer Preseason Poll
    September 25, 2010
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Eastern Connecticut State University and Keene State College have been predicted to share the Little East women’s soccer regular-season championship, according to the 2010 preseason coaches’ poll. The Warriors and Owls each earned 58 total points, but Keene State received the majority of first-place votes with four. Western Connecticut State University garnered the final two first-place votes to enter the preseason rankings in the third position with 49 points.
  • Mulry Becomes UMass Boston All-Time Points Leader
    September 07, 2010
    BOSTON- With 23:21 left to play in the second half, freshman forward Tayla Andrews (Plymouth, Mass.) scored the game-winning goal for the second consecutive match to lift the University of Massachusetts Boston over Eastern Nazarene College, 3-2, this afternoon at the Clark Athletic Center on the campus of UMass Boston. With the win, the Beacons improve to 2-0 on the season for the first time since 1996 while the Lions drop their first game of the 2010 campaign, falling to 1-1-1 overall.
  • Plymouth State Names Cindy Bennett Head Coach
    July 27, 2010
    PLYMOUTH, N.H. – The Plymouth State University women’s soccer program will be under new leadership this fall as a new coaching staff will be in place for the 2010 season. Cindy Bennett has been named head coach of the Panthers, effective immediately. She is a former Division I all-star goalkeeper at Stony Brook University (N.Y.) who has coaching experience at both the Division I and III levels, including stints at Dartmouth College and Colby-Sawyer College. She takes over from Gene Smith, who resigned after five seasons to become an assistant coach at California University of Pennsylvania.
  • Nicole Hanewich Named UMass Dartmouth Soccer Coach
    July 23, 2010
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. - UMass Dartmouth Athletic Director has announced the hiring of Nicole Hanewich as the new head women's soccer. Hanewich will take over the post effective August 1, 2010. "Nicole is a terrific addition to the Corsair family and the women's soccer program" said Day in making the announcement of Hanewich's appointment. "I am confident her experience as a player and coach with a nationally-recognized program, along with her energy and enthusiasm, will lead to success for UMass Dartmouth soccer,"

2009 Little East Women's Soccer News

  • Keene State Captures ECAC Women's Soccer Championship
    November 15, 2009
    WALTHAM, Mass. – After 110 minutes of scoreless play in the 2009 Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III New England Championship match today, the second-seeded Keene State College Owls connected on four of their five penalty kicks to take the crown from the two-time defending champion Brandeis University Judges, 4-2. KSC sophomore goalkeeper Megan Dempsey (E. Weymouth, Mass.), who registered her third-straight shutout, was named ECAC tournament Most Valuable Player.
  • Video: 2009 Little East Women’s Soccer All-Conference Teams Released
    November 11, 2009
    Eastern Connecticut State University earned three of the five major awards this afternoon, when the 2009 Little East women’s soccer all-conference teams were announced. Senior striker Sarah Swann was named the offensive player of the year, while junior back Lauren Hickey was selected as the defensive player of the year. Freshman forward Daniela Marchitto completed the postseason awards for the Warriors with her rookie of the year selection. UMass Boston’s Amy Zombeck was selected as the coach of the year...
  • Keene State Clinches Top Seed In Women's Soccer Championship
    October 24, 2009
    DANBURY, Conn. - The weather conditions might not have been ideal, but in the end, the Keene State College women's soccer accomplished its goal. On a night when driving rain left several inches of standing water on the turf, the Owls and Western Conn. State University battled to a 1-1 double-overtime draw enabling the visitors to clinch the top seed in the upcoming Little East women's soccer championship for the first time since 2004.
  • Keene State, No. 22 Middlebury play to 1-1 draw
    October 15, 2009
    KEENE , N.H. - Keene State battled No. 22 Middlebury College to a 1-1 tie in non-conference women's soccer action at Owl Athletic Complex on Wednesday night. Keene State is now 10-3-1 while Middlebury goes to 7-1-1. Taking a lead pass from junior Drew Smith (Silver Springs, Md.), junior Annie Rowell (Craftsbury, Vt.) gave the Panthers a 1-0 lead a the 11:55 mark when she took a couple of dribbles and beat KSC sophomore goalie Megan Dempsey (East Weymouth, Mass.) with a shot to the far corner.
  • Mulry Lifts UMass Boston Women's Soccer to First Win Over Western Connecticut
    October 10, 2009
    BOSTON - Sophomore forward Kristin Mulry (Holbrook, MA) netted the day's only goal with just 6:30 remaining in the match, to lead the University of Massachusetts Boston women's soccer team over visiting Western Connecticut State University, 1-0, today in a Little East Conference match at the Clark Athletic Center Field on the campus of UMass Boston. The win is the first in program history against WCSU and snaps a 12-match losing streak against the Colonials.
  • Grant Earns ECAC Division III New England Honors
    October 07, 2009
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. –Keene State College senior back Jaclyn Grant (Newington, Conn.) was selected as the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III Defensive Player of the Week after leading the Owls women’s soccer team to shutout victories over Worcester State College and Rhode Island College. Less than 24 hours earlier, she was honored as the top defensive player by the Little East Conference.
  • Eastern Connecticut Earns 1st Win At Western Connecticut, 2-1
    September 19, 2009
    DANBURY, Conn. -- All-Little East Conference senior midfielder Sarah Swann (Oxford, Conn.) may not exactly have been a Colonial-killer in her four-year career, but she's certainly had her share of success against Western Connecticut State University. Saturday night, Swann scored her first goals of the season less than 10 minutes apart in the first half as women's soccer edged three-time defending conference playoff champion Western at the Westside Athletic Complex.
  • Western Connecticut Attempts To Make Little East Women’s Soccer History
    August 25, 2009
    Western Connecticut State University will attempt to become the first team in Little East women’s soccer history to win four consecutive conference championships after being tabbed the preseason favorite in the annual coaches’ poll for the fourth straight season and eighth overall since joining the Little East in 1994. The Colonials received six of the eight first place votes to register 61 total points. Eastern Connecticut State University (54) narrowly edged Keene State College (52) by just two points...


2008 Little East Women's Soccer News

  • Cawley Selected to NSCAA/adidas Scholar Athlete All-East Team
    January 06, 2009
    KANSAS CITY, KS - Western Connecticut State University senior goalkeeper Shannon Cawley (Willimantic, Conn.) has been named to the 2008 NSCAA/adidas Scholar Athlete All-East First Team. This past fall, Cawley led the Colonials to the Little East Conference Tournament championship and the NCAA Division III Tournament second round. She registered nine shut outs and had an impressive 0.75 goals-against average in her final season. She made 60 saves and had a .779 save percentage for the 15-4-3 Colonials.
  • Nathans Scores Hat Trick on NSCAA Division III All-America Teams
    December 08, 2008
    KANSAS CITY, Kansas- Western Connecticut State University senior forward Catherine Nathans (New Fairfield, Conn.) and Annick Lamb (University of California-Santa Cruz/Santa Barbara, Calif.) each scored a hat trick with the announcement of the 2008 NSCAA/adidas All-America Team for NCAA Division III women by earning their third selections to the squad. Nathans, a 2007 First-Team honoree, was selected to the Third Team for the second time in three years.
  • 2008 NEWISA Senior Bowl Division III Roster
    November 24, 2008
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. - The New England Women's Intercollegiate Soccer Association (NEWISA) recently announced its Division III Senior Bowl Roster. The Little East Conference earned four sports on the 27-person squad. Catherine Nathans (New Fairfield, Conn.) and Amy Conchard (Monroe, Conn.) represented Western Connecticut, while Eastern Connecticut Nicole Gaudette (Colchester, Conn.) and Keene State College Michelle Boland (Worcester, Mass.) completed the conference selections.
  • WestConn Advances in NCAA Women's Soccer Tournament
    November 15, 2008
    After playing to a scoreless tie through both regulation and two overtime periods, WestConn prevailed over Skidmore College by a 5-4 margin on penalty kicks in Saratoga Springs, NY, Saturday. WestConn, an NCAA tournament national semifinalist in 2007, advances to play the College of New Jersey at 1:00pm Sunday afternoon. Although scoreless, the first half of play had its share of drama.
  • Little East Presents Women's Soccer All-Conference Teams
    November 12, 2008
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. - Western Connecticut State University senior striker Catherine Nathans (New Fairfield, Conn.) was named the Little East Conference Offensive Player of the Year for the third consecutive season this afternoon, becoming the first women’s soccer student-athlete to accomplish this feat in the history of the league. Eastern Connecticut State University junior back Christine Lemieux (South Windsor, Conn.) was selected the Defensive Player of the Year.
  • WestConn Captures 3rd Straight Little East Women's Soccer Crown
    November 08, 2008
    DANBURY, Conn. – Freshman forward Jillian Duran (Uncasville, Conn.) scored the game-winning goal with 8:57 remaining to lift Western Connecticut State University to a 2-1 victory over Eastern Connecticut State University in the 2008 Little East Conference Women’s Soccer Championship at the Westside Athletic Complex Saturday night. Duran’s goal was her third marker of the tournament,
  • Colonials Capture No. 1 Seed In Women's Soccer Tournament
    November 01, 2008
    KEENE, N.H. - Western Connecticut State University earned a share of the Little East Conference regular season championship with a 2-0 shutout victory over host Keene State College on Saturday. The Colonials will share the title with Eastern Conn, which defeated UMass-Dartmouth 3-1. Junior midfielder Nicole Sieber (Newtown, Conn.) and sophomore forward Jillian Duran (Uncasville, Conn.) netted second half goals for the Colonials (13-3-1, 6-0-1 LEC).
  • Cawley Collects ECAC Honors; Colonials Climb In NSCAA N.E. Rankings
    October 28, 2008
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. - Western Connecticut State University senior goalkeeper Shannon Cawley (Willimantic, Conn.) was honored by the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) this afternoon as the Division III New England Goalkeeper of the Week after backstopping the Colonials to a 3-0 mark. Western Connecticut also rose one spot in the National Soccer Coaches Association of the America (NSCAA) New England Region to the seventh position.
  • Lavery Scores ECAC Recognition
    October 21, 2008
    CENTERVILLE, Mass. - Plymouth State University junior midfielder Lauren Lavery (Nashua, N.H.) was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III New England Co-Offensive Player of the Week this afternoon after leading the Panthers to a 2-0 mark. Less than 24 hours earlier, she was selected the Little East Conference Offensive Player of the Week. Lavery powered the Plymouth State (5-5-3) attack with 10 points, on three goals and four assists.
  • Joe Mingachos captures 200th career coaching victory with win over Kean, 1-0
    October 21, 2008
    DANBURY, Conn. - Western Connecticut State University Head Women's Soccer Coach Joe Mingachos won his 200th game when the Colonials defeated Kean University, 1-0 on Tuesday, October 21 in Union, N.J. The 12-year veteran coach currently has a 200-41-17 coaching record, all at his alma meter, WestConn. He is consistently among the winningest coaches in the NCAA at all three divisions.
  • Massmann Earns 2nd Weekly Honor
    October 14, 2008
    BOSTON - University of Massachusetts Boston women's soccer player Taylor Massmann (Kingston, Mass.) has been named Little East Conference and Eastern College Athletic Conference New England Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week for her play during the week of October 6-12, it was announced today by the conferences. The award marks the third time this season that a Beacons' women's soccer player has been named the LEC's top defender after senior Katherine Wall (Arlington, Mass.) was named for the week of September 15-21 and sophomore Lauren Vargas (Rochester, Mass.) was selected as the defensive player of the week for September 29 to October 5.
  • Eastern Connecticut and Western Connecticut Battle To 1-1 2OT Draw
    October 13, 2008
    WILLIMANTIC, Conn. – Little East Conference women’s soccer unbeatens Eastern Connecticut State University and Western Connecticut State University traded goals 13 minutes apart in the second half and settled for a 1-1 double-overtime draw Monday afternoon at Thomas Nevers Field. With the tie, the regionally-ranked opponents remain the only unbeaten teams in the conference.
  • Hirsh Earns ECAC New England Honors
    September 30, 2008
    CENTERVILLE, Mass. - Keene State College senior goalkeeper Samantha Hirsh (Holliston, Mass.) earned Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III New England Defensive Player of the Week honors this afternoon. Less than 24 hours earlier, she was tabbed the Little East Conference Goalkeeper of the Week. Hirsh stopped all five shots she faced this past week to backstop the Owls (8-2) a pair of victories.
  • Little East Represented In NSCAA New England Rankings
    September 23, 2008
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – The Little East Conference sports a pair of women’s soccer teams in the latest edition of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Division III New England Region Poll. Western Connecticut State University holds steady at No. 3, while Eastern Connecticut State University moves up one spot to No. 7.
  • UMass Boston Earns 1st Women's Soccer Conference Win Since 1995
    September 20, 2008
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Junior forward Stacy Leonard (Rockland, Mass.) scored what proved to be the game-winning goal in the 64th minute to lead the University of Massachusetts Boston women's soccer team over host Rhode Island College today, 2-0, in the Little East Conference season opener this afternoon.
  • Alison Bradley Honored By ECAC
    September 16, 2008
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – University of Southern Maine senior goalkeeper Alison Bradley (Auckland, New Zealand) was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III New England Defensive Player of the Week this afternoon. Twenty-four hours earlier, she was selected the Little East Conference Goalkeeper of the Week. In her first start of the season, Bradley single-handily kept the Huskies in the match against the University of New England with a conference-best 17 saves.
  • Eastern's D’Ambrosio Nets 100th Coaching Victory
    September 14, 2008
    WILLIMANTIC, Conn. – The Eastern Connecticut State University women’s soccer team scored twice in a span of eight minutes early in the second half and went on to a 4-0 non-conference victory over Johnson & Wales University Sunday afternoon at Thomas Nevers Field that represented ninth-year head coach Chris D’Ambrosio’s 100th career coaching win.
  • Eastern Connecticut Enters NSCAA Regional Rankings; Colonials Ranked No. 3
    September 09, 2008
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – The Eastern Connecticut State University women’s soccer team joined intra-state rival Western Connecticut State University in the latest edition of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Division III New England Regional rankings. The Warriors debut at No. 10, while the Colonials slip two spots to No. 3. Eastern Connecticut (2-1-0) is making its first appearance in the regional rankings since Sept. 25, 2007, when the Warriors also held down the 10th spot. Head Coach Chris D’Ambrosio led his charges to two shutout victories to open the campaign.
  • Colonials' Aim For Little East Women's Soccer Three-Peat
    August 28, 2008
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Western Connecticut State University has been chosen as the preseason favorite to win the 2008 Little East Conference Women’s Soccer Regular Season Championship after a vote by the league’s eight head coaches. The Colonials have won the past two conference championship tournaments, advancing to the NCAA Division III Tournament as the Little East automatic qualifier each year.
  • Western Connecticut Ranked No. 4 In NSCAA Poll
    August 19, 2008
    The Western Connecticut State University women’s soccer team is ranked fourth nation according to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Division III national preseason coaches’ poll. The Colonials’ grueling schedule features seven clubs that qualified for 2007 postseason tournament play, including three teams currently ranked in the NSCAA top-25. Under the direction of Head Coach Joe Mingachos, Western Connecticut enjoyed the program’s most successful season in 2007, boasting an overall record of 21-3-1.
  • Carla DeSantis takes over UMass Dartmouth soccer program
    June 23, 2008
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass.-A New England-based soccer coach with a wealth of experience has been named the new head women’s soccer coach at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Carla DeSantis will become the third women’s soccer coach and the first full-time head women’s soccer coach in UMass Dartmouth history when she joins the staff, effective August 1st. DeSantis replaces Alex Silva, who stepped down after 12 seasons in November.

2007 Little East Women's Soccer News

  • Nathans, Cappellieri named to NSCAA All-America teams
    December 18, 2007
    Junior forward Catherine Nathans (New Fairfield, Conn.) and senior keeper Jenna Cappellieri (Stratford, Conn.) have been named to the 2007 NSCAA/adidas Women’s NCAA Division III All-America Team.Nathans, WestConn's first ever First Team All-American, led the Colonials and the Little East Conference with 17 goals and seven assists for 41 total points. She was named to the NSCAA All-America Third Team in 2006.
  • 5 Little East players earn NSCAA All-Region honors
    December 17, 2007
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Five Little East Conference women’s soccer student-athletes were named the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Division III New England All-Region teams this afternoon. Western Connecticut State University placed four players on the regional teams, while Eastern Connecticut State University had a lone representative.
  • WestConn Advances To NCAA Division III National Semifinals
    November 18, 2007
    WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. - In yesterday's Sweet 16 game Western Connecticut saw its one-goal lead slip away with less than two minutes remaining in regulation before sealing a victory in overtime against Worcester State. Today the Colonials saw a few defensive slip-ups in the final 15 minutes of play but avoided overtime and held on to defeat Hamilton College by a score of 1-0.
  • WestConn advances to sectional round of NCAA Division III Championships
    November 12, 2007
    DANBURY, Conn. - After defeating Rowan University, 2-0 and Endicott College, 3-1 this past weekend, the Western Connecticut State University women's soccer team has advanced to the Sectionals of the 2007 NCAA Division III Women’s Soccer Championship at Williams College on Saturday and Sunday, November 17 and 18.
  • Cappellieri featured in Faces in the Crowd
    November 08, 2007
    DANBURY, Conn.- Western Connecticut State University senior goalkeeper Jenna Cappellieri is featured in the latest Sports Illustrated edition of "Faces in the Crowd."
  • Silva steps down as UMass Dartmouth head coach
    November 07, 2007
    DARTMOUTH, Mass. - UMass Dartmouth women's soccer coach Alex Silva stepped down from his position today, according to an announcement made by Athletic Director Ian Day.
  • Keene State College earns ECAC New England berth
    November 05, 2007
    KEENE, N.H.- Keene State College women’s soccer earned a berth into the New England ECAC Division III Championship Tournament.
  • WestConn hosts 1st and 2nd rounds of NCAA Div. 3 Women's Soccer Tournament
    November 05, 2007
    DANBURY, CONN. - (Nov. 4, 2007) - The NCAA Division III Women’s Soccer Committee announced the field of 60 teams for the 2007 NCAA Division III Women’s Soccer Championship today and Western Connecticut State University was selected to host the first and second rounds at The Westside Athletic Complex on Saturday and Sunday, November 10 and 11.
  • WestConn hosts 1st and 2nd rounds of NCAA Div. 3 Women's Soccer Tournament
    November 05, 2007
    DANBURY, CONN. - (Nov. 4, 2007) - The NCAA Division III Women’s Soccer Committee announced the field of 60 teams for the 2007 NCAA Division III Women’s Soccer Championship today and Western Connecticut State University was selected to host the first and second rounds at The Westside Athletic Complex on Saturday and Sunday, November 10 and 11.
  • Colonials to host Little East Conference Tournament semifinal round
    October 29, 2007
    DANBURY, Conn. - The WestConn women's soccer team finished the regular season in familiar territory… atop the Little East Conference and remains among the elite programs in the nation.
  • Western Connecticut clinches regular season championship
    October 20, 2007
    DANBURY, CONN. - The Western Connecticut State University women's soccer team clinched the 2007 Little East Conference regular-season title following its 4-0 victory at University of Southern Maine this past Saturday.
  • Gaudette garners D3Kicks.com praise
    October 16, 2007
    PROVIDENCE, R.I.- Eastern Connecticut State University junior midfielder Nicole Gaudette (Colchester, Conn.) was named to the D3Kicks.com national team of the week this afternoon.
  • Warriors tie mark with 6th straight shutout
    October 16, 2007
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Sophomore Kim Church (Farmington) made five second-half saves and women’ soccer scored twice in the final six minutes to pull away for a 3-0 non-conference victory over Wesleyan University Tuesday afternoon.
  • Catherine Nathans nets D3Kicks.com National Team of the Week praise
    October 02, 2007
    DANBURY, Conn.--Western Connecticut State University junior forward Catherine Nathans (New Fairfield, Conn.) was recently named to the D3Kicks.com National Team of the Week for her performance on the soccer pitch for the week ending Sept. 30.
  • Samantha Rennie nets D3Kicks.com honors
    September 25, 2007
    PROVIDENCE, R.I.- University of Southern Maine senior midfielder Samantha Rennie (Hudson, N.H.) was named to the D3Kicks.com national team of the week after leading the Huskies to a pair of wins this past week.
  • D3Kicks.com honors 2 Litttle East Conference student-athletes
    September 18, 2007
    PROVIDENCE, R.I.- Two student-athletes from the Little East Conference were named to the D3Kicks.com national team of the week this afternoon.
  • Sarah Killingbeck honored by D3Kicks.com
    September 11, 2007
    PROVIDENCE, R.I.-University of Mass Dartmouth junior forward Sarah Killingbeck (Norton, Mass.) was named to the D3Kicks.com national team of the week for her performance on the women's soccer pitch for the week ending Sept. 10.
  • In 2007, rich expected to get richer in the LEC
    September 02, 2007
    WILLIMANTIC, Conn.--Three teams have dominated the 17 seasons of Little East Conference women's soccer competition, and the current head coaches who make up the eight conference teams don't expect that to change in 2007. They way they see things, the Warriors, Western Connecticut State University and Keene State College figure to be the front-runners, once again.
  • Western Connecticut sits atop Little East Conference Coaches' Preseason Poll
    August 29, 2007
    PROVIDENCE, R.I.—The Western Connecticut State University women’s soccer team begins the 2007 season in a familiar position, sitting atop the Little East Conference standings. The 2006 conference tournament and regular season champions claimed the top spot in the annual coaches’ preseason poll, earning all seven possible first-place votes and a total of 49 points. All eight conference head coaches cast a vote, but could not select their own squad.
  • Levandowski, Toohey named Southern Maine captains
    August 28, 2007
    GORHAM, Maine -- University of Southern Maine women's soccer team second-year head coach Lisa Petruccelli announced recently that senior forward Natasha Levandowski (Portland, Maine/Scarborough) and senior defender Melissa Toohey (Hebron, Conn./RHAM) will serve as captains for the upcoming 2007 season.
  • WestConn women's soccer ranked among nation's elite
    August 14, 2007
    DANBURY, Conn. -(August 14, 2007) - The Western Connecticut State University women's soccer team is ranked among the nation's best in two pre-season Division III polls.
  • Caitlin Gavin honored by RIAIAW
    May 02, 2007
    PROVIDENCE, R.I.— Rhode Island College senior Caitlin Gavin (Portsmouth, RI) received a Distinguished Student-Athlete Award from the Rhode Island Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (RIAIAW) at a reception hosted by Roger Williams on May 2.

2006 Little East Women's Soccer News

  • 3 Warriors named to NSCAA All-New England Teams
    December 13, 2006
    WILLIMANTIC, Conn. – Defenders Nicole Gaudette (Colchester), Melissa Lambert (Montville) and Michelle Read (Wallingford) represent women’s soccer on the 2006 National Soccer Coaches’ Association of America (NSCAA) All-New England Region Team.
  • Catherine Nathans named NSCAA All-American
    December 07, 2006
    DANBURY, Conn.-Western Connecticut State University sophomore forward Catherine Nathans was named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-American Third Team on Thursday, December 7.
  • Caitlin Gavin Earns RIC's 1st NSCAA All-Region Selection
    December 07, 2006
    PROVIDENCE, R.I.—Rhode Island College senior midfielder Caitlin Gavin (Portsmouth, R.I.) was recently named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Division III All-New England Teams. A third-team selection, Gavin is the first Anchorwomen to earn All-New England recognition in the program’s 11-year history.
  • Read selected to NEWISA Senior Bowl game
    December 01, 2006
    WILLIMANTIC, Conn. – Women’s soccer senior Michelle Read (Wallingford) is among 23 Division III players selected to compete in Sunday’s New England Women’s Intercollegiate Soccer Association (NEWISA) Senior Bowl. The all-star match features Division I, II and III players and is scheduled to get underway at noon at Merrimack College.
  • Joe Mingachos named NSCAA New England Region Coach of the Year
    November 28, 2006
    DANBURY, Conn—Western Connecticut State University women's Head Coach Joe Mingachos was named National Soccer Coaches Association of America New England Coach of the Year on Tuesday, November 28.
  • Rhode Island College earns ECAC Tournament berth
    November 06, 2006
    WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.—The Rhode Island College women’s soccer team has been selected to participate in the Eastern College Athletic Conference New England Div. III Women’s Soccer Tournament for the first time in the program’s 12-year history.
  • WestConn captures Little East Conference crown with come-from-behind victory
    November 04, 2006
    DANBURY, Conn.- Western Connecticut State University came from behind to defeat Keene State College, 4-2 and won its sixth Little East Conference Women's Soccer Championship before an announced crowd of 413 at the Westside Athletic Complex Saturday afternoon.
  • Brittney Godbout scores second weekly accolade
    September 18, 2006
    PROVIDENCE, R.I.—Rhode Island College junior midfielder Brittney Godbout (Cranston, R.I.) was selected to the latest edition of the D3kicks.com Team of the Week for the week ending Sept. 17. Less than twenty-four hours earlier, she was named the Little East Conference Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week.