Women's Soccer Keeper Caity Casey Named WPSL Co-Player of the WeekCentral 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.
Pair of Women's Soccer Players Earn Soccer Buzz Regional HonorsJunior 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.
Herd Named NEC Scholar-Athlete, Blue Devils Place 46 on Fall Academic Honor RollCentral 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.
Karise Hilt Adds All-New England Honor to Post Season AccoladesJunior 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.
Hilt and Tregear Earn All-Region Honors from NSCAA/adidasCentral 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.
Three Blue Devil Women's Soccer Players Selected to Participate in NEWISA Senior BowlAll 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.
All Welcome for Wednesday's Women's Soccer ReceptionCentral 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.
CCSU Women's Soccer Season Comes to an End in NCAA TournamentCentral 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.
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.
CCSU Women's Soccer Wins Seventh Northeast Conference Championship, Defeats Long Island 1-0The 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.
Six Blue Devils Named All-NEC at Women's Soccer Banquet on Thursday NightCentral 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.
Women's Soccer Advances to Northeast Conference Championship Game on SundayThe 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.
Blue Devils Match Program Record With 10th Shutout; Earn #2 Seed in NEC TournamentThe 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.
Erin Herd Named to ESPN Academic All-District Third TeamSenior 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.
Rachel Caneen Scores Twice; Blue Devils Fall 3-2 in Double Overtime at YaleJunior 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.
Karise Hilt Named Northeast Conference Defensive Player of the WeekJunior 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.
Blue Devils Top Fairleigh Dickinson 5-1 on Senior Day on SundayJunior 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.
Women's Soccer Shuts Out Sacred Heart at Home on Friday, 1-0Junior 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.
Jackson Named NEC Rookie of the Week for the Second Straight WeekFreshman 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).
Women's Soccer Falls on the Road at Long Island on Sunday, 1-0The 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.
Women's Soccer Shuts Out Wagner 4-0 on the Road on Friday AfternoonFour 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.
Caneen and Jackson Collect NEC Weekly HonorsCentral 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.
Blue Devils Top Monmouth 3-2 in Women's Soccer on Sunday in New BritainThree 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.
Rachel Caneen's Hat Trick Leads Women's Soccer Past Mount St. Mary's on FridayJunior 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.
Tregear's Fourth Goal, Herd's Sixth Shutout Lead Blue Devils to First NEC VictorySophomore 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.
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.
Women's Soccer Falls on the Road at Army on Sunday AfternoonThe 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.
Blue Devils Play to 3-3 Draw on the Road at Hofstra in Women's Soccer on SundayThree 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.
Erin Herd Named Northeast Conference Defensive Player of the WeekFor 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.
Women's Soccer Falls 1-0 at #13 Boston College on SundayThe 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.
Blayney and Caneen Score in 2-0 Women's Soccer Win Over Holy CrossJuniors 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.
Goalkeeper Erin Herd Adds ECAC Defensive Player of the Week Honors on TuesdaySenior 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.
Senior Erin Herd Posts Third Straight Shutout in 0-0 Draw at Navy on SundaySenior 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.
Women's Soccer Plays to 0-0 Draw With Delaware on Friday AfternoonThe 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.
Sophomore Captain Clio Tregear Named Brine/NEC Women's Soccer Player of the WeekSophomore 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).
Caneen's Goal Leads Women's Soccer to 1-0 Win Over New HampshireJunior 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.
Women's Soccer Falls on the Road at Vermont on FridayThe 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.
Tregear Scores Twice as Central Connecticut Beats #11 UConn 2-1 on Monday NightThe 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.
Women's Soccer Plays to Scoreless Tie at Hartford on Friday NightThe 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.