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38 Days, 38 Sports: Women's Soccer

Courtesy: Princeton Athletic Communications                                                                      Release: 08/14/2013
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The Princeton women's soccer team won its seventh Ivy League title in 2012.
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As a countdown to the start of the 2013-14 athletic schedule, GoPrincetonTigers.com will take a look at each of Princeton's 38 sports. A new post will be added each day Monday through Friday until the first Princeton athletic events on Aug. 31.


Princeton Women's Soccer: Five Numbers to Know
1980 First year as a varsity sport 7 Ivy League titles 10 NCAA tournament appearances 8 Ivy League Players of the Year 2008 Year Roberts Stadium opened

Head Coach

 Julie Shackford
19th season as head coach in 2013-14
• Has coached Princeton to eight NCAA Tournaments including six tournament wins
• Has coached six Ivy Players of the Year including 2012 winner Jen Hoy '13
• With 189 wins, by far the winningest coach in program history
• Led Princeton to to the 2004  College Cup semifinal, winning NSCAA National Coach of the Year honors
 


Leading Returning Scorer

Lauren Lazo
• Was the team's second-leading scorer last season with 11 goals
• Two-time All-Ivy League honoree, earning a first-team nod in 2012 and honorable mention in 2011
• With her 11 goals in 2012, had the second-highest scoring season for any Tiger since 2008
• Scored the team's final goal of the 2012 season, in the NCAA tournament against Marquette


Leading Returner in Assists

Jessica Haley
• Scored two goals in a win at Cornell last season
• With seven assists, co-led the team in that category along with Rachel Sheehy '13
• Played in every game last season, including a start in the season finale against Marquette in the NCAA tournament
• Her seven assists came against six different opponents while assisting twice against Lafayette


Ten Princeton Women's Soccer Facts

• Head coach Julie Shackford enters her 19th season at the helm in 2013-14. She has been the coach for more than half of the program's varsity tenure and has a program-record 189 victories.

• Jen Hoy '13 won the program's seventh Ivy League Player of the Year honor, doing so with an 18-goal season in 2012.

Esmeralda Negron '05, now an assistant coach, has had a hand in four of the team's last five Ivy League titles. She also holds the program records for goals in a career (47), season (20), and points in a career (112) and season (52).

• Princeton has played in the NCAA tournament 10 times since its first appearance in 1982. Eight of those appearances have come since 1999, including last season.

• Princeton has recorded NCAA tournament wins in four campaigns, in 1982, 2001, 2004 and 2012.

• Princeton advanced to the NCAA College Cup in 2004, taking down Central Connecticut State, Boston College, Villanova and Washington on their way to the national semifinal.

• Princeton's original home field was Lourie-Love Field, and the program still plays on the site today. Myslik Field at Roberts Stadium opened in 2008, and the complex includes the turf Plummer Field practice facility.

• Princeton has won seven Ivy League championships, including 7-0-0 campaigns in 2004 and 2012. Princeton has two of the five 7-0-0 seasons in Ivy League history.

• Princeton has had 14 NSCAA All-America honorees, most recently Jen Hoy in 2012, a second-team pick.

• One of the most accomplished players in program history was Diana Matheson '08, who is the program's career assist leader and who scored the bronze-winning goal for Canada in the 2012 Olympics.


July 10 - Baseball
July 11 - Field Hockey
July 12 - Football
July 15 - Women's Tennis
July 16 - Men's Heavyweight Crew
July 17 - Women's Basketball
July 18 - Men's Outdoor Track
July 19 - Women's Open Crew
July 22 - Men's Lacrosse
July 23 - Women's Squash
July 24 - Men's Golf
July 25 - Women's Volleyball
July 26 - Men's Basketball
July 29 - Women's Lacrosse
July 30 - Men's Hockey
July 31 - Women's Swimming
Aug. 1 - Men's Tennis
Aug. 2 - Women's Cross Country
Aug. 5 - Wrestling
Aug. 6 - Women's Indoor Track
Aug. 7 - Men's Cross Country
Aug. 8 - Women's Outdoor Track
Aug. 9 - Men's Swimming
Aug. 12 - Women's Hockey
Aug. 13 - Men's Lightweight Crew
Aug. 14 - Women's Soccer

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