PITTSBURGH--Pitt women's soccer coach Greg Miller sat down to discuss the upcoming Panthers spring soccer schedule on Wednesday. Miller outlines his goals for the upcoming spring slate, which will feature four contests and an Alumni Game.
This spring, Pitt will compete in six different events beginning with a 7v7 tournament at the Robert Morris Dome on February 24, 2013 (9 p.m.-midnight). Pitt will host Canisius on March 23 for its first regular spring game, then Marshall on Saturday, March 30. On Saturday, April 13, the Panthers will host a back-to-back doubleheader against both West Virginia and Ohio State at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. respectively. Pitt concludes its spring season by welcoming back its alumni for a scrimmage on April 21 at Petersen Sports Complex. Alumni playing will be announced at a later date.
The 2013 season will be Miller's second season as Pitt's head coach. In 2012, Pitt won its final two games, finished 7-10-2 overall and 2-6-2 in the Big East. Pitt will enter Atlantic Coast Conference competition next season.
Miller and staff welcome back 12 letterwinners from last year's squad. The coaching staff also adds a 12-member recruiting class which represents three countries (United States, Canada, Finland) and six states (3-California, 2-Pennsylvania, 1-Tennessee, 1-Wisconsin, 1-Massachusetts, 1-New Jersey, 1-North Carolina).
Finish native and signee Ella Vanhanen is currently representing Finland in this week's Cyprus Cup.