Women’s soccer enjoys best seven game start in program history
Panthers enjoy perfect first weekend of home action
Panthers suffer first defeat of 2015 on a sudden death goal
The Panthers will field a young but experienced squad this season.
Taylor Francis, Siobhan McDonough and Emma Pozzulo will serve as team captains
QUOTING MILLER: “Siobhan has been a consistent contributor since her arrival at Pitt. She will further her leadership role this year, and we have no doubt she will continue to impact us on the field as well.”
CAREER: Played in 52 games with 50 starts, seeing 3,908 minutes of action during those contests…Two career goals, six career assists and 10 career points...Converted to defender in 2015, providing a strong attacking presence to the back line...Commonly believed to be most physically conditioned athlete on the team.
2015: Put one shot on goal against No. 1 Virginia (Oct. 31)...Notched one shot against No. 7 Virginia Tech (Oct. 25)...Tallied two shots, one on goal, at No. 6 Clemson...Returned to action at Florida State (Oct. 3) after sitting out three games with injury...Started and recorded 90 minutes or more in all six games since...Scored her first goal of the season against La Salle (Sept. 6)...Named to Steel City Classic All-Tournament Team...Recorded an assist against Robert Morris (Aug. 23)...Recognized as one of three team captains for the year.
2014: Served as team co-captain…Started all 18 matches, one of three players to achieve that statistic, and saw 1,318 minutes of action on the season as a sophomore midfielder…Recorded one assist and one point at Villanova (Sept. 5)…Attempted 12 shots on the year, landing four of them on goal…Placed one shot on goal in contests vs. Washington (Aug. 31), at La Salle (Sept. 7), at Boston College (Sept. 25) and at North Carolina (Oct. 12)…Played season-high 90 minutes at Virginia (Nov.1).
2013: Started 17 of 19 games played and in 1,347 minutes during her freshman year...Led team with three assists, scored one goal and finished year with five points...Also concluded season with 12 shots...Totaled first career point, an assist vs. Bucknell (Aug. 30)...Also finished with assists vs. Virginia (Sept. 22) and at Wake Forest (Oct. 24)...Scored first career goal at Duke (Oct. 27).
HIGH SCHOOL: A June 2013 graduate of The Governor's Academy in Byfield, Mass., where she was a four-year varsity starter for head coach Mike Karin...Earned NSCAA All-American honors, becoming just the second player in school history to earn such honors...Two-time Massachusetts All-State Prep Soccer Team selection...Named to the Boston Globe All-Scholastic Team...Led the Govs to back-to-back New England Prep School Athletic Conference Class B championships (2011 and 2012)...Scored 11 goals with seven assists as a senior...Named the Independent School League's Offensive Most Valuable Player and Team MVP as a senior while guiding her team to a state title and league championship...Two-year team captain...Led the Govs to a state and league title during her junior year...Earned league honorable mention honors after helping guide team to the New England quarterfinals as both a sophomore and freshman...Played with the New England Football Club Elite for coach Chris Hamblin from 2011-13...Led team to 2012 Jefferson Cup semifinals, the NEFC Preseason Tournament title and 2012 Massachusetts State Cup championship...Played for the Shooting Stars for coach Cesar Gilbert from 2005-2011...Presented with the Anne Marie Murphy Athletic Award, given to the senior woman who by her example and achievements in athletics, has brought the greatest honor to her school during her playing career at The Governor's Academy...All-around athlete who earned a combined 12 varsity letters...Also competed in track and field (four letters) and ice hockey (four letters)...In track and field, competed primarily in the 400-meter dash...Set a school-record in the 400-meter dash, setting her previous record twice (57.87), captured a conference title and earned five all-conference honors (400 and 4x400)...Earned Independent School All-League and All-New England Prep School honors for first place finishes in the 400-meter dash as a senior...Served as a senior captain and named team MVP as a sophomore...Also competed in the 4x400-meter relay...Named to the Independent School All-League team, served as a two-time team captain and earned coaches award while guiding her ice hockey team to back-to-back New England Prep School Athletic Conference Division II championships in 2010 and 2011 and a semifinal finish in 2012...Named ice hockey team MVP as a senior...High academic honor roll student.
PERSONAL: Born Siobhan Mary McDonough on August 16, 1995...Daughter of Bill and Kathy McDonough...Has an older sister Alanna and younger brother Liam...First name is pronounced Sha-vohn...Father Bill played ice hockey at Boston College (1980-84) and on the US Junior National Team...Sister Alanna competed in cross country and track and field and currently is attending Colby College (Maine)...Nickname is Shiv or Chevy...Stellar student who received High Academic Honors...Four-year volunteer with the Special Olympics of Massachusetts...Describes herself as a "sports junkie"...Enjoys spending time with family and running...Undeclared major and enrolled in the Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences.
Minutes: 104, vs. Saint Francis (Pa.), 8/21/15.
Goals: 1, two times, last vs. La Salle, 9/6/15.
Assists: 1, five times, last vs. Robert Morris, 8/23/15.
Points: 2, two times, last vs. La Salle, 9/6/15.
Shots: 6, vs. Saint Francis (Pa.), 8/21/15.
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