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Women's Soccer Concludes Spring With Alumni Game on Sunday




PITTSBURGH--Twenty former Pitt women's soccer players are expected to return to campus this weekend when the Pitt women's soccer team hosts its annual Alumni Game on Sunday at Ambrose Urbanic Field at the Petersen Sports Complex. Kickoff for the event is at 4 p.m.

"This should be a great day," Pitt women's soccer coach Greg Miller said. "We are all extremely excited to meet our former players. This event also provides an opportunity for our current athletes to form relationships with our former players. Our alums are an important part of our program's history and they are always welcome to return to campus."

Among the 20 alumni players expected to attend include Laura Berbert, Katie Caslin, Maura Caslin, Alex Jaffe, Molly Griganavicius, Ashley Habbel, Jennifer Kritch, Courtney Wrightson, Carli Brill, Aimee Romasco, Rachel Vecchio, Sara Gutting, Stephanie Davis, Liz Carroll, Katelyn Ruhe, Katheryn Kunugi, Morie Kephart, Jacqueline Reuter, Maura Romano and Christina Nicassio.

The Alumni Game concludes Pitt's 2013 spring season. Pitt defeated Marshall 1-0 in an 80-minute exhibition game on Sept. 30. Morgan Sharick provided the game-winning goal on a corner kick in the game's closing minutes. The Panthers then hosted two nationally ranked opponents in Ohio State and West Virginia for dual 45-minute scrimmages last weekend at Ambrose Urbanic Field. Ohio State defeated the Panthers 2-0 and West Virginia earned a 1-0 decision over Pitt in an evenly played match.

Pitt players will report back to campus in August to begin preparations for the 2013 regular season. The 2013 season will be Miller's second season as Pitt's head coach. Pitt returns nine starters and 12 letterwinners from a 7-10-2 team. In addition, Pitt adds a 12-member recruiting class. Pitt will enter Atlantic Coast Conference competition next season.

PITT ALUMNI TEAM ROSTER

Laura Berbert, MF, 2007-10, Germantown, Md.

*Career statistics: 63 games, 56 starts, four goals, seven assists, 15 points, 1-1 on penalty kicks.

*Registered career-high two assists at Akron, Aug. 22, 2008.

*Her 15 points rank as the second most career offensive points for a defender in school history.

*Her seven assists rank as the most career offensive assists for a defender in school history.

*Four-time Big East Academic All-Star.

 

Carli Brill, D, 2003-06, Lancaster, Pa.

*Career statistics: 71 games, 71 starts, two goals, seven assists, 11 points, 47 shots.

*Registered career-high two assists vs. Rutgers, Oct. 2, 2005.

*Her seven assists rank as the most career offensive assists for a defender in school history.

*Named to Temple Tournament all-tournament squad.

*Four-time Big East Academic All-Star.

 

Liz Carroll, F/MF, 2007-10, Alexandria, Va.

*Career statistics: 75 games, 63 starts, 10 goals, 13 assists, 33 points, 153 shots, three game-winning goals.

*NSCAA All-Northeast Region selection in 2009.

*Two-time All-Big East selection.

*Holds Pitt career record for most yellow cards.

 

Katie Caslin, MF, 2006-09, Commack, N.Y.

*Career statistics: 75 games, 30 starts, four goals, three assists, 11 points, 67 shots, two game-winning goals.

 

Maura Caslin, MF, 2006-09, Commack, N.Y.

*Career statistics: 57 games, 42 starts, three assists, three points.

 

Stephanie Davis, D, 2004-07, Olney, Md.

*Career statistics: 36 games, 16 starts.

*Three-time Big East Academic All-Star.

 

Molly Griganavicius, D, 2006-09, Elmhurst, Ill.

*Career statistics: 31 games, 12 starts, one goal, two points.

 

Sara Gutting, F, 2002-05, Erie, Pa.

*Career statistics: 63 games, 39 starts, three goals, six assists, 12 points, 53 shots.

*Scored career-high two goals vs. VCU, Oct. 20, 2002.

*Registered a career-high two assists vs. Jacksonville, Sept. 1, 2003.

*Totaled four points in two different games.

*Two-time Big East Academic All-Star.

 

Ashley Habbel, F, 2006-09, Phoenixville, Pa.

*Career statistics: 75 games, 62 starts, 19 goals, seven assists, 45 points, 113 shots, nine game-winning goals.

*Holds school record for game winning goals (9) and ranks among top Pitt career leaders in points (3rd), goals (2nd).

*Two multi-goal games in her career.

*Selected to all-tournament squads at the Temple Tournament and Illinois Tournament.

 

Alex Jaffe, MF, 2007-10, Pittsburgh, Pa.

*Career statistics: 50 games, 20 starts, one goal, two assists, four points, 28 shots.

 

Morie Kephart, GK, 2007-10, State College, Pa.

*Career statistics: 68 games, 56 starts, 5399 minutes, 1.07 GAAvg., 262 saves, 19 wins, 19 shutouts.

*Two-time national College 360 Primetime Player of the Week.

*One-time Big East Goalkeeper of the Week.

*Led nation in save percentage in 2010.

*Holds Pitt career records for save percentage, goals against average, shutouts and total wins.

*Holds Pitt season records for save percentage, goals against average, shutouts, minutes and percentage of goalkeeper starts.

 

Jennifer Kritch, MF, 2005-08, Northville, Mich.

*Career statistics: 68 games, 55 starts, 13 goals, nine assists, 35 points, 80 shots, two game-winning goals.

*Soccer Buzz National Player of the Week recipient.

*Scored three goals against Binghamton on Sept. 1, 2006.

*Two multi-goal games in career.

 

Kathryn Kunugi, D, 2007-11, Madison, Wis.

*Career statistics: 66 games, 35 starts, one goal, one assist, three points, 29 shots.

*Four-time Big East Academic All-Star.

 

Christina Nicassio, D/F, 2007-10, Pittsburgh, Pa.

*Career statistics: 63 games, 33 starts, three goals, three assists, nine points, 41 shots.

 

Jacqueline Reuter, D/MF, 2001-05, Chalfont, Pa.

*Career statistics: 71 games, 69 starts, one goal, three assists, five points, 21 shots.

 

Maura Romano, F, 2009, Pittsburgh, Pa.

*Career statistics: 10 games, five starts, one goal, one assist, three points.

 

Aimee Romasco, MF, 2002-05, Moon Township, Pa.

*Career statistics: 71 games, 64 starts, one goal, one assist, three points, 10 shots.

*Four-time Big East Academic All-Star.

 

Katelyn Ruhe, MF, 2008-11, Frederick, Md.

*Career statistics: 77 games, 77 starts, seven goals, 18 assists, 32 points, 150 shots, two game-winning goals.

*Two-time All-Big East selection.

*Holds Pitt career records for assists, multi-assist games, games played and games started and ranks second in school history in assists per match and minutes played.

*Selected all-tournament at the James Madison Invitational and Pitt Soccer Classic.

 

Rachel Vecchio, MF, 2004-07, Hudson, Ohio

*Career statistics: 44 games, 21 starts, three goals, three assists, nine points, 12 shots.

*Named all-tournament at the Bowling Green State Tourney.

 

Courtney Wrightson, D, 2003-06, Landisville, Pa.

*Career statistics: 61 games, 49 starts, 12 shots.

 

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