Pittsburgh Panthers women's soccer

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Pittsburgh Panthers
Soccerball current event.svg 2019 Pittsburgh Panthers women's soccer team
Pitt Panthers wordmark.svg
Founded1996;23 years ago (1996)
University University of Pittsburgh
Head coach Randy Waldrum (2nd season)
Conference ACC
Location Pittsburgh, PA
Stadium Ambrose Urbanic Field
(Capacity: 735)
Nickname Panthers
ColorsBlue and Gold [1]
         

The Pittsburgh Panthers women's soccer team represent the University of Pittsburgh in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) of NCAA Division I women's college soccer. The team has never won a conference championship. The Panthers have played in both the ACC and Big East. The team has never advanced to the NCAA Women's soccer tournament. [2]

University of Pittsburgh American state-related research university located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The University of Pittsburgh is a state-related research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was founded as the Pittsburgh Academy in 1787 on the edge of the American frontier. It developed and was renamed as Western University of Pennsylvania by a change to its charter in 1819. After surviving two devastating fires and various relocations within the area, the school moved to its current location in the Oakland neighborhood of the city; it was renamed as the University of Pittsburgh in 1908. Pitt was a private institution until 1966 when it became part of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education.

Atlantic Coast Conference American collegiate athletics conference

The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) is a collegiate athletic conference located in the Southern United States. Based in Greensboro, North Carolina, the conference consists of fifteen member universities, each of whom compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)'s Division I, with its football teams competing in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), the highest levels for athletic competition in US-based collegiate sports. The ACC sponsors competition in twenty-five sports with many of its member institutions' athletic programs held in high regard nationally. Current members of the conference are Boston College, Clemson University, Duke University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Florida State University, North Carolina State University, Syracuse University, the University of Louisville, the University of Miami, the University of North Carolina, the University of Notre Dame, the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Virginia, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and Wake Forest University.

College soccer form of soccer

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History

1990s

The Pittsburgh Panther's women's soccer team was founded in 1996 under head coach Roland Sturk and did not play in a conference in the program's first year. The team finished with a 3–16 record. The following year, the team joined the Big East Conference, where Pittsburgh was a full member. The Panthers had fewer losses than their inaugural season, finishing 3–12–3 overall and 2–8–1 in conference play. The team's first conference win came vs. West Virginia on October 8, 1997. 1998 saw continued improvement for the Panthers. The team finished 8–11 overall and 5–7 in conference play. This record was good enough to qualify for the Big East Conference Women's Soccer Tournament. However, the team lost in the quarterfinals. 1999 saw a bit of a regression when the team finished 5–12–1 and 1–4–1 in conference play.

Big East Conference U.S. college athletic conference that began in 2013

The Big East Conference is a collegiate athletic conference that competes in NCAA Division I in all sports except football, which is not sponsored. The conference has been officially recognized as a Division I multi-sport conference, effective on August 1, 2013. The conference was originally founded by Dave Gavitt on May 31, 1979.

West Virginia Mountaineers womens soccer

The West Virginia Mountaineers are the intercollegiate women's soccer team representing West Virginia University. The Mountaineers compete in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) as members of the Big 12 Conference. The first team was fielded in 1996. WVU plays its home games at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium in Morgantown, West Virginia.

The Big East Conference Women's Soccer Tournament is the conference championship tournament in soccer for the Big East Conference. The tournament has been held every year since 1993. It is a single-elimination tournament and seeding is based on regular season records. The winner, declared conference champion, receives the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Championship.

2000s

The 2000s began similarly for the Panthers, only winning 6 games and losing 12. Another 1 win conference season was not good enough to qualify for the Big East Tournament. 2001 saw another minor improvement, with the team winning 7 games, and increasing its win tally to 2 in conference play. However, 2002 proved to be a disappointing year when the team finished 4–15, and winless in conference play. In January 2003 head coach Roland Sturk resigned as coach. [3] In March 2003, Sue-Moy Chin was named the Panther's second head coach. [4] Her first seasons saw small improvements, however, the team lost double digit games in 2003, 2004, and 2005. However, the team increased its conference win totals as well and qualified for the Big East Tournament in 2005 and 2006. Both appearances resulted in quarterfinal exits. 2006 was the team's first season without a losing record. The team finished 8–8–3. The team would again reach the quarterfinal of the Big East Tournament in 2008. The team closed the decade with their first ever winning season, finishing 8–5–5 overall and 3–3–5 in conference play. It was also the first season the team did not have a losing record in conference play.

2010s

The decade opened with another qualification into the Big East Tournament, and another quarterfinal loss. However, the success would be short lived as the team finished with just 2 wins in 2011. This season would be bad enough for the team to hire a third coach in its history, Greg Miller. Miller was previously an assistant at Ohio State. [5] Miller's first year, 2012, saw the team finish 7–10–2 overall. In his second season in charge, the team began play in the Atlantic Coast Conference. [6] In their first season, the Panthers went a winless 0–13 in ACC play. The team made steady progress finishing with 2 conference wins in 2014 and 4 conference wins in 2015. 2015 would also be the team's second overall winning season. The Panthers finished 10–7–1. However, in 2016 and 2017 the team would win one ACC game. After the 2017 season, Miller was fired. [7] In December 2017, Randy Waldrum was hired as the new head coach. [8] Waldrum previously won the NCAA title twice with Notre Dame. However, his first season proved difficult, only winning 4 overall games and finishing 0–10 in ACC play. In his second season, the Panthers posted their first ACC win since 2016, finishing with a 2–6–2 ACC record.

Randy Waldrum American soccer player and coach

Randy Jordan Waldrum is a former professional and collegiate soccer head coach, and the appointed head coach of the University of Pittsburgh women's soccer team on December 19, 2017.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish womens soccer

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish women's soccer team represents the University of Notre Dame in National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I women's soccer. The team competes in the Atlantic Coast Conference and is currently coached by Nate Norman, following the resignation of Theresa Romagnolo. The Fighting Irish have won three of the 29 NCAA national championships.

Seasons

SeasonHead coach [9] Season result [10] Tournament results
OverallConferenceConferenceNCAA
WinsLossesTiesWinsLossesTies
1996Roland Sturk3160No Conference
1997^3123281
19988110570Quarterfinal
19995121141
20006121150
2001791240
20024150060
2003Sue-Moy Chin5102141
20046101271
20054113362Quarterfinal
2006883362Quarterfinal
20076102182
20087121461Quarterfinal
2009855335
20107112461Quarterfinal
20112134182
2012Greg Miller7102262
2013†41410130
20146120280
20151071460
20162151190
20173123091
2018 Randy Waldrum 41210100
20195103262

^In 1997 Pittsburgh began play in the Big East Conference.
†In 2013 Pittsburgh began play in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Personnel

Current Roster

Updated August 14, 2019 [11]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

As the governing body of association football, FIFA is responsible for maintaining and implementing the rules that determine whether an association football player is eligible to represent a particular country in officially recognised international competitions and friendly matches. In the 20th century, FIFA allowed a player to represent any national team, as long as the player held citizenship of that country. In 2004, in reaction to the growing trend towards naturalisation of foreign players in some countries, FIFA implemented a significant new ruling that requires a player to demonstrate a "clear connection" to any country they wish to represent. FIFA has used its authority to overturn results of competitive international matches that feature ineligible players.

No.PositionPlayer
0 Flag of the United States.svg GK Kathernie Robinson
1 Flag of Spain.svg GK Amaia Pena
2 Flag of the United States.svg FW Danielle Maggio
3 Flag of the United States.svg MF Mackenzie Edwards
4 Flag of England.svg MF Hollie Olding
6 Flag of the United States.svg FW Madison Clayton
7 Flag of the United States.svg MF Juliana Vazquez
8 Flag of Iceland.svg FW Margret Arnadottir
9 Flag of the United States.svg FW Amanda West
10 Flag of the United States.svg DF Cheyenne Hudson
11 Flag of Iceland.svg MF Stefania Tryggvadottir
12 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg MF Anna Bout
14 Flag of the United States.svg FW Sarah Sinnott
16 Flag of the United States.svg MF Maddie Root
17 Flag of the United States.svg DF Athalie Palomo
18 Flag of the United States.svg FW Rachel Rasins
No.PositionPlayer
19 Flag of the United States.svg DF Kate McKay
20 Flag of Germany.svg MF Vildan Kardesler
21 Flag of the United States.svg FW Marti Floyd
22 Flag of the United States.svg MF Krystyna Rytel
23 Flag of the United States.svg MF Dixon Veltri
24 Flag of the United States.svg FW Sydney Marasco
25 Flag of the United States.svg GK Caitlyn Lazzarini
26 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg MF Bex Bartosh
27 Flag of the United States.svg DF Aideen O'Donoghue
28 Flag of the United States.svg MF Abby Wert
29 Flag of Spain.svg FW Celia Lopez
30 Flag of the United States.svg MF Marisa Tava
31 Flag of the United States.svg FW Ava Hanna
33 Flag of the United States.svg GK Gabriella Neibart
77 Flag of the United States.svg FW Anna Rico

Team Management

PositionStaff
Head Coach Randy Waldrum
Assistant CoachBen Waldrum
Assistant CoachDustin Stein
Volunteer Assistant CoachRiley Butler

Source: [12]

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