Women’s Soccer Season Preview

Women’s Soccer Season Preview

CHESTERTOWN, Md. – In 2016, the Washington College women's soccer team had its best non-conference record in the history of the program as they went 5-1-1 and scored nine more goals than the season prior.  In 2017, the team seeks to improve on its Centennial Conference slate and become a contender for the Centennial Conference Tournament under the guidance of first-year head coach Tom Reilly.

Reilly's inaugural squad has five seniors and they are midfielder Maribeth Harrington (Silver Spring, Md./Academy of the Holy Cross), forward Hayley Hartman (Eldersburg, Md./Liberty), goalkeeper Kat Moore (Adamstown, Md./Tuscarora), back Steph Scott (Tustin, Calif./Beckham) and back Lexi Young (Hardwick, N.J./North Warren Regional)

Harrington posted career bests of two goals, three assists and seven points in 2016.  She tied for second on the team in helpers and was fourth in points as she played in all 16 matches, earning 14 starts.  Scott, who started in all 15 contests she played in, scored four goals and tallied eight points, placing third on the team in both.  She tied for the conference lead in penalty kicks made as she converted all three tries.  Hartman notched one goal and one assist for three points in 12 matches off the bench last fall.  Young participated in 10 contests in her third season with the team last fall.  Moore, who has been a member of the women's basketball team at Washington College for three years, joins Shorewomen Soccer for the first time.

The six juniors in the fold for the 2017 season are goalkeeper Courtney Colbert (Egg Harbor Township, N.J./Egg Harbor Township), midfielder Picabo French (Tustin, Calif./Orange Lutheran), forward/midfielder Lauren Neary (Middletown, Md./Middletown), midfielder Lindsay Russell (Wilmington, Del./Ursuline Academy), midfielder Arianna Sabatino (Dix Hills, N.Y./Half Hollows Hills West) and forward Olivia Sabatino (Dix Hills, N.Y./Half Hollows Hills West).

Arianna Sabatino, who garnered All-Centennial Conference honorable mention status in 2016, led the team in goals scored with seven and was second on the squad in points with 15.  Her seven scores ranked tied for sixth in the Centennial.  Arianna's twin sister, Olivia led the team in assists (6) and points (16) last fall and also placed second on the Shorewomen in goals with five.  She tied for fifth in the CC in assists and tied for 10th in points last season.  Her six helpers tied a program record for assists in a single campaign.  Colbert played in all of the team's 1460:00 last season in goal as she notched a pair of shutouts and tallied an assist.  Russell played and started in all 16 matches last fall, Neary competed in 14 contests in 2016 and French earned action in 12 matches in 2016. 

The seven sophomores that grace the team for 2017 are midfielder Tatiana Baughman (Worton, Md./Gunston School), back Maia Duval (Las Cruces, N.M./American School of Madrid (Spain), forward Megan Klink (Chesapeake Beach, Md./Northern), midfielder Cayla Marcinko (Baltimore, Md./Mercy), back/midfielder Parker Morris (Severna Park, Md./Severn School), back Maddie Noonan (Burlington, Vt./Burlington) and back Bryanna Rupprecht (Linthicum, Md./North County)

Duval chalked up a pair of assists as she started in all 16 matches last season.  Morris earned three starting assignments and competed in six contests in 2016, Marcinko participated in eight matches, Rupprecht appeared in six matches and Baughman got into two contests last fall.  Noonan missed the entire 2016 season due to injury and Klink joins the team for the first time this year after serving as a coxswain for the Shoremen Rowing team last year.

There are four freshmen this fall on the Shorewomen Soccer roster - goalkeeper Annalie Buscarino (Centereach, N.Y./Centereach), forward Emily Caldarelli (Elkton, Md./Elkton), back Brenda Clark (Rockville Centre, Md./Oceanside) and forward Sara Douglas (Forest Hill, Md./Fallston).

Joining Reilly on his staff are assistant coaches Julia Kantor, who is in her second year with the program, and Dawn Reilly, who is in her first year with the team.

The Shorewomen will have 17 matches this season in their 20th season of competition, 10 on the road, six on the turf at Kibler Field at Roy Kirby, Jr. Stadium and one neutral site contest.  The team will open on the road on September 1 at Wesley with the non-conference match against its Delmarva rival kicking off at 7:00 p.m.  The Shorewomen will open their home and Centennial Conference slate on September 16 at 4:00 p.m. versus Gettysburg.  In addition to Wesley, the Shorewomen will play at Salisbury (9/5), Mary Washington (9/9), Marymount at Mary Washington (9/10), Gwynedd Mercy (9/13) and Cabrini (10/17), while hosting Delaware Valley (9/20) out of conference.  In Centennial play, in addition to Gettysburg, the Shorewomen host defending conference champion #13 Johns Hopkins (9/23), Swarthmore (10/4), Franklin & Marshall (10/14) and Ursinus (10/25), while traveling to Bryn Mawr (9/26), #16 McDaniel (9/30), Dickinson (10/7), Haverford (10/11) and Muhlenberg (10/28).