CHESTERTOWN, MD -- Washington College head women's soccer coach Julika Blankenship has announced that seniors Gabby Devaud (Baltimore, MD/Institute of Notre Dame), Jennifer Kiarsis (Rye, NY/Canterbury School [CT]), Kelsey Newborn (Flemington, NJ/Hunterdon Central), and Tori Ripple (Baltimore, MD/John Carroll) will serve as the Shorewomen's captains for the 2011 season.
Devaud, a midfielder, is a two-time All-Centennial Conference honorable mention and was named her team's Most Valuable Player as a freshman in 2008. She led the team in assists (three), points (nine), and shots (46) and tied for the team lead in goals (three) in 2010. She has made 49 starts in 50 career games and has six career goals and five career assists to her credit.
Kiarsis, who has seen time on both the offensive and defensive ends of the field, scored one goal and assisted on another in 2010. Like Devaud, she has made 49 starts in 50 career games. She has scored five goals and assisted on three others during her collegiate career.
Newborn, a defender and midfielder, was also one of the Shorewomen's captains last season. She earned a spot on the 2009 and 2010 Centennial Conference Academic Honor Rolls and has made 38 starts in 48 career games.
Ripple, the Shorewomen's starting goalkeeper, has twice been named her team's Most Valuable Player and was chosen as a 2010 All-Centennial Conference honorable mention. Both her goals-against average and save percentage have improved each of her three collegiate seasons, registering marks of 2.00 and .788, respectively, in 2010. In 41 career games, 39 of them starts, she has a a goals-against average of 2.61 and a save percentage of .751.
The Shorewomen will kick off the 2011 season at home when they host Neumann University at 1:00 p.m. on September 3rd.