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2008 Women's Soccer News

June 3, 2009
Women's Soccer Keeper Caity Casey Named WPSL Co-Player of the Week
Central Connecticut rising senior goalkeeper Caity Casey was named the Women's Premier Soccer League's co-Player of the Week this week. Casey, playing for SoccerPlusCT, posted 11 saves against the New England Mutiny and posted an assist on the only goal, as her team topped the defending East Conference Champions, 1-0. The WPSL is a 50-plus team national women's soccer league with five conferences and is considered one of the top amateur women's soccer leagues in the world.

February 2, 2009
Pair of Women's Soccer Players Earn Soccer Buzz Regional Honors
Junior forward Rachel Caneen and sophomore midfielder Clio Tregear continued to garner post-season honors for the women's soccer team last week. The pair were named to the Soccer Buzz All-Northeast Region Third Team following an outstanding season in New Britain. The Blue Devils finished the season 12-7-4 and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the fifth time in seven seasons after winning the 2008 Northeast Conference Championship.

January 22, 2009
Herd Named NEC Scholar-Athlete, Blue Devils Place 46 on Fall Academic Honor Roll
Central Connecticut senior goalkeeper Erin Herd earned Northeast Conference Scholar-Athlete accolades in women's soccer, as announced by the league this morning. She was also one of 46 Blue Devils on the Fall Academic Honor Roll. Herd anchored a defense that allowed just six goals in nine league games before posting back-to-back clean sheets in postseason wins over Monmouth and Long Island. The shutouts led the Blue Devils back to the NCAA Tournament for the fifth time in seven seasons. A Biomolecular Sciences major, Herd posts a 3.41 grade point average.

December 18, 2008
Karise Hilt Adds All-New England Honor to Post Season Accolades
Junior Karise Hilt was named Second Team All-New England by the New England Women's Intercollegiate Soccer Association, it was announced this week. Hilt and the Blue Devils captured their fifth Northeast Conference Championship in seven seasons this fall. She also earned NSCAA All-Region honors and was named All-Conference following the season.

December 9, 2008
Hilt and Tregear Earn All-Region Honors from NSCAA/adidas
Central Connecticut had a pair of players earn NSCAA/adidas All-Northeast region honors following a 12-7-4 season which culminated in the team's fifth NCAA Tournament appearance in seven seasons. Junior Karise Hilt and sophomore Clio Tregear were both recognized by NSCAA/adidas. Hilt earned second team honors, while Tregear selected to the third team.

December 4, 2008
Three Blue Devil Women's Soccer Players Selected to Participate in NEWISA Senior Bowl
All three Central Connecticut women's soccer seniors were selected to participate in the 2008 New England Women's Intercollegiate Soccer Association Senior Bowl. Hannah Bromley and Jill Kusek were both named to the NCAA Division I team, while goalkeeper Erin Herd was chosen an alternate. This year, the trio helped lead Central Connecticut, which finished the year at 12-7-4, to its fifth NCAA Tournament appearance in seven seasons.

December 1, 2008
All Welcome for Wednesday's Women's Soccer Reception
Central Connecticut invites all fans, supporters, faculty, staff and friend to join the Blue Devil family in honoring the 2008 CCSU Women's Soccer team on Wednesday, Dec. 3, between 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. in the Kaiser Hall Lobby. The Blue Devils won their seventh Northeast Conference title, and fifth in the last seven seasons, before facing Boston College in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Refreshments will be provided.

November 14, 2008
CCSU Women's Soccer Season Comes to an End in NCAA Tournament
Central Connecticut lost, 3-0, at #10 Boston College in NCAA Tournament first round play. The Eagles, seeded third in their portion of the 64-team, scored on a penalty kick with 1:46 remaining in the first half and added a second goal 2:03 into the second half. Senior Caitlin Hiler and sophomore Brooke Knowlton each factored in two goals for the Eagles. CCSU, playing in its fifth NCAA Tournament in seven seasons, finishes the year at 12-7-4. The Eagles improve to 14-5-2 and will face either Harvard or Northeastern in second round action.

November 11, 2008
Women's Soccer Draws #10 Boston College in 2008 NCAA Tournament on Friday at 4 p.m.
The Central Connecticut women's soccer team will face 10th-ranked Boston College in the first round of the 2008 NCAA women's soccer tournament on Friday at 4 p.m. The pairings were announced live on Monday night on ESPNews. Harvard and Northeastern will meet in the other game at BC at 7 p.m.. The winners of the two games will meet at 1 p.m. on Sunday. The Blue Devils, the 2008 Northeast Conference Champions, are playing in the NCAA Tournament for the fifth time in the last seven seasons.

November 9, 2008
CCSU Women's Soccer Wins Seventh Northeast Conference Championship, Defeats Long Island 1-0
The Central Connecticut women's soccer team won its seventh Northeast Conference Championship on Sunday with a 1-0 victory over top-seeded Long Island at the Aviator Sports Complex in Brooklyn, NY. Junior Leah Blayney scored the game's lone goal. Sophomore Abby Graham assisted on the play. The Blue Devils have now won five of the last seven NEC titles dating back to the 2002 season. With the win, CCSU advances to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2005. The victory also marked the 100th career victory for head coach Mick D'Arcy. Central Connecticut is now 12-6-4 overall this season.

November 7, 2008
Six Blue Devils Named All-NEC at Women's Soccer Banquet on Thursday Night
Central Connecticut placed six players on the 2008 Northeast Conference All-Conference squads, it was announced on Thursday night in Brooklyn. The Blue Devils placed four players on the the first team and two on the second following a 7-2 NEC season and a #2 seed in the NEC Tournament, which begins on Friday. CCSU will face #3 Monmouth on Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Aviator Sports Complex in Brooklyn, NY.

November 7, 2008
Women's Soccer Advances to Northeast Conference Championship Game on Sunday
The Central Connecticut women's soccer team advanced to its fifth Northeast Conference Championship game in seven seasons with a 2-0 shutout win over Monmouth in the semifinals on Friday afternoon. The Blue Devils, now 11-6-4 on the season, posted their 11th shutout of the season, setting a new school record for shutouts in a season. They advance to Sunday's championship game at 12 noon versus top-seeded Long Island. Junior Rachel Caneen scored both goals for CCSU in the win.

November 2, 2008
Blue Devils Match Program Record With 10th Shutout; Earn #2 Seed in NEC Tournament
The Central Connecticut women's soccer team matched its program record with its 10th shutout of the season on Sunday. The Blue Devils topped Quinnipiac 1-0 on the road on Sunday to move to 10-6-4 overall and finish the Northeast Conference regular season with a 7-2 mark. CCSU will play in this week's NEC Tournament beginning on Friday, November 7. CCSU and Monmouth, who both finished 7-2 in league play, will meet on Friday. CCSU is the #2 seed while Monmouth is the #3 seed. The games will be played at the Aviator Sports Complex in Brooklyn, NY. For directions click on the NEC Women's Soccer link on the top left of every page.

October 30, 2008
Erin Herd Named to ESPN Academic All-District Third Team
Senior goalkeeper Erin Herd was named to the ESPN Academic All-District Third Team on Thursday morning. Herd, who posts a 5-2-4 record in net this season, is a biomedical engineering major for the Blue Devils. The Blue Devils, 9-6-4 overall and 6-2 in league play, have one regular season game remaining on Sunday at Quinnipiac before heading to the Northeast Conference Tournament next week.

October 29, 2008
Rachel Caneen Scores Twice; Blue Devils Fall 3-2 in Double Overtime at Yale
Junior Rachel Caneen scored twice but it wasn't enough as the Central Connecticut women's soccer team dropped a 3-2 double overtime decision at Yale on Wednesday night in New Haven. Caneen's goal in the 85th minute tied the game 2-2 but a penalty kick goal in the second overtime gave the Bulldogs the win. With the loss the Blue Devils are now 9-6-4 on the season. CCSU returns to action on Sunday at Quinnipiac at 1 p.m. in its regular season finale.

October 27, 2008
Karise Hilt Named Northeast Conference Defensive Player of the Week
Junior defender Karise Hilt was named the Brine/Northeast Conference women's soccer Defensive Player of the Week on Monday. Hilt and the Blue Devils went 2-0 last week to finish their regular season home schedule at a perfect 5-0. The Blue Devils also qualified for their seventh consecutive NEC Tournament, which will be played on Nov. 7 and 9 at the home of the highest seed.

October 26, 2008
Blue Devils Top Fairleigh Dickinson 5-1 on Senior Day on Sunday
Junior Rachel Caneen scored a pair of goals as the Central Connecticut women's soccer team won its second straight game, 5-1, over visiting Fairleigh Dickinson on Sunday afternoon. With the win the Blue Devils are now 9-5-4 overall and 6-2 in the Northeast Conference. CCSU qualifies for its seventh straight NEC Tournament with the victory. They return to action at Yale in non-conference play on Wednesday night at 7 p.m.

October 24, 2008
Women's Soccer Shuts Out Sacred Heart at Home on Friday, 1-0
Junior Karise Hilt scored the lone goal as the Central Connecticut women's soccer team shut out Sacred Heart at home on Friday by the score of 1-0. Junior Caity Casey posted the shutout in goal for the Blue Devils who are now 8-5-4 overall and 5-2 in Northeast Conference play this season.

October 20, 2008
Jackson Named NEC Rookie of the Week for the Second Straight Week
Freshman Brittany Jackson earned her second straight Brine/Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week honor on Monday, it was announced by the league office. Jackson and the Blue Devils went 1-1 last week with a 4-0 shutout win over Wagner on Friday and a 1-0 loss at Long Island on Sunday. The shutout was the eighth of the season for the Blue Devils (7-5-4).

October 19, 2008
Women's Soccer Falls on the Road at Long Island on Sunday, 1-0
The Central Connecticut women's soccer team had its four-game win streak snapped with a 1-0 loss on the road at Long Island on Sunday. The Blue Devils are now 7-5-4 overall and 4-2 in Northeast Conference play this season. CCSU returns to action at home on Friday hosting Sacred Heart at 3 p.m.

October 17, 2008
Women's Soccer Shuts Out Wagner 4-0 on the Road on Friday Afternoon
Four different Blue Devils posted goals and junior goalkeeper Caity Casey posted her fifth career shutout as the Blue Devils defeated Wagner 4-0 on the road on Friday afternoon. With the win CCSU moves to 7-4-4 overall and 4-1 in Northeast Conference play. They continue conference action on the road on Sunday at Long Island beginning at 1 p.m.

October 13, 2008
Caneen and Jackson Collect NEC Weekly Honors
Central Connecticut women's soccer picked up two of three Northeast Conference weekly honors following a 2-0 weekend at home. Junior Rachel Caneen was named the Brine/NEC Player of the Week, while freshman Brittany Jackson earned Brine/NEC Rookie of the Week honors. Caneen scored four times in the two Blue Devil wins, recording a hat trick in a 4-0 win over Mount St. Mary's before posting a goal in a 3-2 victory over Monmouth. Jackson had a pair of assists versus the Mount and notched what proved to be the game-winning goal against the Hawks. CCSU is now 3-1 in league play and 6-4-4 overall.

October 12, 2008
Blue Devils Top Monmouth 3-2 in Women's Soccer on Sunday in New Britain
Three Blue Devils scored goals and Central Connecticut held off Monmouth for a 3-2 Northeast Conference victory on Sunday afternoon in New Britain. The Hawks entered the game with a 10-1-1 record and were receiving votes in the most recent NSCAA National Poll. With the victory the Blue Devils improve to 3-1 in league play and 6-4-4 overall. Their three wins give them nine points in league play, good for a share of first place through four conference games. CCSU is action again on the road at Wagner on Friday, October 17, at Wagner.

October 10, 2008
Rachel Caneen's Hat Trick Leads Women's Soccer Past Mount St. Mary's on Friday
Junior Rachel Caneen posted her first hat trick of the season as the Central Connecticut women's soccer team improved to 2-1 in Northeast Conference play with a 4-0 victory at home against Mount St. Mary's on Friday afternoon. CCSU is now 5-4-4 overall this season and 2-0 at home. The Blue Devils return to action on Sunday. They will host Monmouth at 1 p.m.

October 5, 2008
Tregear's Fourth Goal, Herd's Sixth Shutout Lead Blue Devils to First NEC Victory
Sophomore Clio Tregear scored her team-best fourth goal of the season and senior Erin Herd posted her sixth shutout of the year as the Central Connecticut women's soccer team won its first Northeast Conference game of the season, 1-0, at Robert Morris on Sunday. With the win the Blue Devils improve to 4-4-4 overall and 1-1 in league play this season. They return to action at home on Friday at 3 p.m. hosting Mount St. Mary's.

October 3, 2008
Blue Devils Open Northeast Conference Play with Loss at St. Francis (PA)
The Central Connecticut women's soccer team opened Northeast Conference play this afternoon with a 2-0 loss on the road at St. Francis (PA). With the loss the Blue Devils move to 3-4-4 overall and 0-1 in league play. Senior goalkeeper Erin Herd made four saves in net for CCSU on the afternoon.

September 28, 2008
Women's Soccer Falls on the Road at Army on Sunday Afternoon
The Central Connecticut women's soccer team fell to 3-3-4 overall this season with a 3-0 loss on the road at Army on Sunday afternoon. The Blue Devils outshot the Cadets 16-14 in the game but Army held the 7-6 advantage in shots on goal. CCSU returns to action on Friday when they begin Northeast Conference play at St. Francis (PA) at 3 p.m.

September 21, 2008
Blue Devils Play to 3-3 Draw on the Road at Hofstra in Women's Soccer on Sunday
Three Blue Devils scored on the afternoon but the Central Connecticut women's soccer team played to its fourth draw of the season on the road at Hofstra on Sunday. CCSU is now 3-2-4 on the season following a 3-3 tie against the Pride on Long Island. Leah Blayney, Hannah Bromley and Clio Tregear all scored for the Blue Devils in the game.

September 15, 2008
Erin Herd Named Northeast Conference Defensive Player of the Week
For the second consecutive week Central Connecticut senior goalkeeper Erin Herd has been named the Northeast Conference women's soccer defensive player of the week. Herd allowed only one goal in a 1-1 week for the Blue Devils and also posted her fifth shutout of the season.

September 14, 2008
Women's Soccer Falls 1-0 at #13 Boston College on Sunday
The Central Connecticut women's soccer team dropped a 1-0 decision at #13 Boston College on Sunday afternoon. The loss, the first for CCSU in its last five games, drops the Blue Devils to 3-2-3 on the season. Senior keeper Erin Herd made nine saves in goal for the Blue Devils but suffered her first loss of the season. She allowed her first goal in over 510 minutes in the game after posting four straight shutouts.

September 12, 2008
Blayney and Caneen Score in 2-0 Women's Soccer Win Over Holy Cross
Juniors Leah Blayney and Rachel Caneen each scored a goal as the Central Connecticut women's soccer team improved to 3-1-3 on the season with a 2-0 shutout of Holy Cross on Friday afternoon in New Britain. Senior goalkeeper Erin Herd made one save for her fourth straight shutout and fifth of the season. CCSU outshot the Crusaders15-1 in shots on goal in the victory. They play again on Sunday at #13 Boston College at 1 p.m.

September 9, 2008
Goalkeeper Erin Herd Adds ECAC Defensive Player of the Week Honors on Tuesday
Senior goalkeeper Erin Herd was named the ECAC women's soccer defensive player of the week on Wednesday. Herd posted a pair of shutouts for the Blue Devils last week and now has four on the season. The senior netminder has not allowed a goal in over 370 minutes. She was named the NEC defensive player of the week on Monday.

September 8, 2008
Senior Erin Herd Named Northeast Conference Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week
Senior goalkeeper Erin Herd was named the Brine/Northeast Conference women's soccer defensive player of the week, it was announced on Monday by the league office. Herd posted a pair of shutouts for the Blue Devils last week and now has four on the season. The senior netminder has not allowed a goal in over 370 minutes.

September 7, 2008
Senior Erin Herd Posts Third Straight Shutout in 0-0 Draw at Navy on Sunday
Senior goalkeeper Erin Herd posted her third straight shutout on Sunday in a double overtime 0-0 draw at the Naval Academy. It marked the senior's fourth shutout of the season as she runs her scoreless streak to 360:05 dating back to a win at UConn two weeks ago. The Blue Devils are now 2-1-3 on the season after the tie and play again on Friday hosting Holy Cross at 5 p.m. on the CCSU Soccer Field.

September 5, 2008
Women's Soccer Plays to 0-0 Draw With Delaware on Friday Afternoon
The Central Connecticut women's soccer team played to a 0-0 draw following a pair of overtime periods on Friday afternoon against Delaware. The game was played at the Naval Academy. Senior goalkeeper Erin Herd recorded her third shutout of the season in goal for the Blue Devils, who now are 2-1-2 overall this season.

September 2, 2008
Sophomore Captain Clio Tregear Named Brine/NEC Women's Soccer Player of the Week
Sophomore co-captain Clio Tregear was named the Brine/Northeast Conference women's soccer player of the week, it was announced on Tuesday. Tregear and the Blue Devils went 2-1 last week including a 2-1 victory at then #11 Connecticut on Monday night. The Blue Devils are 2-1-1 this season heading into this weekend's action at Navy where they will play Delaware (Friday) and Navy (Sunday).

August 31, 2008
Caneen's Goal Leads Women's Soccer to 1-0 Win Over New Hampshire
Junior Rachel Caneen scored her first goal of the season as the Central Connecticut women's soccer team improved to 2-1-1 on the season with a 1-0 win over the University of New Hampshire on Sunday. The game was the second of the weekend for the Blue Devils at he TDBanknorth Classic at the University of Vermont.

August 29, 2008
Women's Soccer Falls on the Road at Vermont on Friday
The Central Connecticut women's soccer team fell to 1-1-1 on the season with a 2-1 loss on the road at Vermont in the first game of the TDBanknorth Classic on Friday. The Blue Devils return to action on Sunday at 11 a.m. when they play New Hampshire in their second and final game of the Classic being held at the University of Vermont.

August 25, 2008
Tregear Scores Twice as Central Connecticut Beats #11 UConn 2-1 on Monday Night
The Central Connecticut women's soccer team posted its first victory of the season with a 2-1 win over 11th ranked Connecticut on Monday night in Storrs. Sophomore captain Clio Tregear scored both goals for the Blue Devils in the victory. The Blue Devils, who topped UConn for the first time in eight meetings, move to 1-0-1 on the season with the victory. 'We set the tone early,' head coach Mick D'Arcy said following the game. 'We played a great first 25 minutes and our defense stepped it up in the second half.' The Blue Devils return to action on Friday at Vermont beginning at 4 p.m.

August 22, 2008
Women's Soccer Plays to Scoreless Tie at Hartford on Friday Night
The Central Connecticut women's soccer team opened its season with a scoreless 0-0 tie in double overtime at the University of Hartford. The two teams combined to post just four shots on goal in the game, three by the Blue Devils. It was the season opener for each team. CCSU returns to action on Monday night at Connecticut beginning at 7 p.m.

August 21, 2008
Women's Soccer Captains Sit Down to Discuss the Upcoming Season
With the first women's soccer game just one day away, women's soccer co-captains Clio Tregear and Jill Kusek sat down with us to discuss the upcoming season and their opener on Friday night at 7 p.m. at Hartford. We taped the segment on Wednesday afternoon. Tregear, a sophomore, was a Second Team All-NEC selection a year ago while Kusek is entering her second season as a captain for the Blue Devils.

August 15, 2008
Women's Soccer Picked Second in Northeast Conference Preseason Coaches Poll
The Central Connecticut women's soccer team was chosen to finish second in the Northeast Conference Preseason Coaches Poll announced on Friday. The Blue Devils, who were 6-3 in NEC action last season, were picked behind defending champion Monmouth in the poll. The Blue Devils open their season in one week, on Friday, August 22 on the road at Hartford at 7 p.m.