• Holton Selected as Head Women's Soccer Coach/Assistant SID
    April 06, 2012
    Worcester, MA --- WPI Director of Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics Dana L. Harmon announced today the hiring of Corey Holton as the Head Women's Soccer Coach. Holton becomes the first full-time coach in the 17-year history of women’s soccer at the university and will have additional responsibilities including teaching physical education classes and serving as an assistant sports information director. Holton arrives at WPI after three record-breaking seasons as head coach of Concordia (TX).
  • WPI to Build First “Rooftop Field” in Mass. Atop New Parking Garage
    March 30, 2012
    Worcester Polytechnic Institute is already home to the first green roof in Worcester; now the university plans to open the first “rooftop field” in the city. In May 2012, WPI will officially open its stunning – and sustainable – Sports and Recreation Center. That same month, the university will break ground for a $20 million, 534-car parking garage with rooftop athletic fields for softball, soccer, field hockey, lacrosse, rugby and a variety of other recreational activities. Approval from the City of Worcester is expected in April, and the new facility is projected to open in January 2013.
  • Carlson Not Returning as Head Women's Soccer Coach
    December 28, 2011
    Worcester, MA --- WPI Director of Athletics Dana L. Harmon announced recently that Stephanie Carlson would not be returning as head women’s soccer coach next season. Carlson concludes 17 years as a head coach with a 117-179-13 career record. A search for a new head coach will begin immediately.
  • Taylor Selected Capital One Women's Soccer Academic All-American
    November 29, 2011
    Worcester, MA --- Women's Soccer student-athlete Hailey Taylor has been named a Capital One Division III Academic All-American by the College Sports Information Directors of America (Co-SIDA). Taylor snagged second team honors and joined Lynn Worobey (2007 third team) as just the second Academic All-America in program history. Her selection was the 41st time a WPI student-athlete has earned Academic All-America honors and 21st time in the last six years.
  • Nine Women's Soccer Players Distinguish Themselves as Academic All-NEWMAC
    November 10, 2011
    Babson Park, MA --- Nine student-athletes from the WPI women’s soccer program were named to the NEWMAC Academic All-Conference team on Wednesday, a total that ranked second among the conference behind only the ten honorees from Clark. Seniors Kat Kulzer and Hailey Taylor were each named to the team for the third consecutive season. Senior Suzanne Najem and Sophomores Kelly Ames, Britney Atwater, Megan Forti, Courtney Langley, Theresa Renna and Maddie Willer each made the team for the first time.
  • Ames Draws All-NEWMAC Nod For Women's Soccer
    November 08, 2011
    Babson Park, MA --- WPI women’s soccer midfielder Kelly Ames has been selected to the All-NEWMAC team based on voting by conference coaches announced on Tuesday. The sophomore earned second team accolades from the 10-team conference. Ames led the Engineers in goal scoring this past fall, netting four markers. She proved she had a flair for the dramatics when she tallied the lone goal of the game with just 20 seconds remaining in WPI’s thrilling 1-0 victory over Wentworth in late September.
  • Taylor Named First Team Capital One Academic All-District for Women's Soccer
    November 06, 2011
    Worcester, MA --- Women’s Soccer student-athlete Hailey Taylor has been selected to the Capital One Division III Academic All-District I team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (Co-SIDA). It marks the third straight year Taylor has garnered all-district accolades and the second consecutive season the senior has earned first team honors and advances to the national ballot for All-America consideration.
  • Women's Soccer's Season Finale Against Smith Canceled
    November 02, 2011
    Worcester, MA --- The NEWMAC women's soccer game between Smith and host WPI has been canceled. The match, originally scheduled for Saturday, October 29th and rescheduled for Tuesday, November 1st, was called off due to the historic early winter storm. Plans to honor the five seniors - Kayla Ray worth, Suzanne Najem, Hailey Taylor, Tori Howland, and Kat Kulzer - during halftime of the football game on Saturday, November 12th.
  • WPI Weekly Athletics Update #9
    October 31, 2011
    Women's Soccer's Megan Forti and Football's Manny Cambra have been named WPI Athletes of the Week. Forti scored a goal and assisted on three others in the snowy 7-0 win over Becker. The sophomore leads the Engineers with 10 points. Cambra collected a pair of interceptions in his first defensive appearance of the season. Offensively, the senior caught six passes for 43 yards and amassed 122 all-purpose yards on Saturday.
  • Snow Postpones Women's Soccer Senior Day Against Smith
    October 29, 2011
    Worcester, MA --- Heavy snowfall in the Worcester area has forced the postponement of today's Senior Day match versus Smith. A make-up date will not be announced until after the snowstorm.
  • Women's Soccer Dodges Snowflakes and Becker in Shutout Win
    October 27, 2011
    Worcester, MA --- With the first snow of the season coming down heavy on Thursday evening, WPI defeated the visiting Hawks of Becker 7-0 in women’s soccer action at Alumni Field. With the victory, WPI is now 4-12-1 on the season while Becker splits to 8-7-2. Seven different players scored for the Engineers, and Megan Forti finished with three assists and one marker of her own. WPI will play its final game of the season this Saturday as they entertain the Pioneers of Smith on Saturday in a 4:30pm contest.
  • Second Half Surge Dooms Women’s Soccer at Wellesley
    October 22, 2011
    Wellesley, MA --- Sophomore defender LJ Foster netted an improbable hat trick leading the Wellesley soccer team to a 5-1 victory over NEWMAC-rival WPI on Saturday. The win considerable helps the Blue’s playoff chances, shifting their conference mark to 3-5 (4-10-3 overall), while WPI drops from playoff contention with a 2-6 NEWMAC record (3-12-1 overall). Foster’s heroics turned a 1-1 tie into a 4-1 Wellesley advantage in just six minutes of work.
  • Women's Soccer Catapults into NEWMAC Tournament Race with Win at Mount Holyoke
    October 18, 2011
    South Hadley, MA --- Senior midfielder Suzanne Najem scored what proved to be the winner in the final minute of the first half, as the WPI soccer team topped Mount Holyoke 2-1 this afternoon at the Mount Holyoke Soccer Field. WPI now has four points in NEWMAC play and trails Mount Holyoke and Wellesley by only two points for the sixth and final NEWMAC Tournament slot.
  • Women's Soccer Tripped Up by Clark in NEWMAC Showdown
    October 15, 2011
    Worcester, MA --- Clark received goals early in each half and senior goalkeeper Audrey Eisemann made it standup with her fifth shutout of the season as the visiting Cougars defeated WPI 3-0 in a NEWMAC women’s soccer matchup on Saturday afternoon. With the win, Clark improves to 5-7-2 and boosts its conference record to 3-2-1. WPI is now 2-11-1 on the season and 0-5-1 in NEWMAC action.
  • Ames Nets a Goal in Women's Soccer Loss at Springfield
    October 08, 2011
    Springfield, MA ---- Junior forward Erica Donnelly and senior midfielderJackie Moscardelli, who each hail fromWeymouth, Mass., were the offensive stars as the Springfield College women's soccer team today defeated WPI, 3-1, at the Irv Schmid Sports Complex on a sunny afternoon. With the win, the Pride jumps its record to 7-3-1 overall, 4-0-1 in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference. WPI is now 2-10-1 overall, 0-4-1 in the conference.
  • Women's Soccer's Upset Bid Derailed by Late MIT Goal
    October 04, 2011
    Worcester, MA --- Rachel Dias Carlson netted the only goal of the game in the 84th minute to propel regionally-ranked MIT to a hard earned 1-0 NEWMAC road win against WPI in a women’s soccer contest Tuesday evening. MIT, ranked eighth in the latest National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) New England poll is now 7-1-2 overall and 2-0-2 in NEWMAC play. WPI, who has now lost four contests this fall to regionally ranked foes, slips to 2-9-1 on the season and 0-3-1 in conference action.
  • WPI Weekly Athletics Update #5
    October 03, 2011
    Men's Soccer's Jeff Wong and Women's Soccer's Kelly Ames have been named WPI Athletes of the Week. Wong posted a 1-0 shutout against Salve Regina and tallied seven saves in a 3-1 road loss to Babson. Ames planted a goal in the back of the net with 20 seconds remaining to lift the Engineers to a 1-0 win over visiting Wentworth.
  • Women's Soccer Shutout 2-0 in NEWMAC Road Contest at Babson
    October 01, 2011
    Babson, MA --- Babson two goals in the first half and senior goalie Lisa Wojnar (Bellaire, TX) made seven saves in net as the Beavers defeated visiting WPI, 2-0, in a NEWMAC women’s soccer contest at Hartwell-Rogers Field on an overcast Saturday afternoon. With its seventh straight win, Babson improved to 8-1-1 overall and 3-0-0 in the conference, while the Engineers slipped to 1-8-1 overall and 0-2-1 in NEWMAC play. Standout sophomore goalkeeper Maddie Willer made seven saves for the Crimson and Gray
  • Ames' Heroics Lead Women's Soccer Past Wentworth
    September 29, 2011
    Worcester, MA --- Kelly Ames scored with just twenty seconds remaining in regulation to lift WPI to a dramatic 1-0 triumph over Wentworth in women's soccer action on Thursday evening. The game appeared headed for overtime when, with less than 30 seconds remaining, the Crimson and Gray went on the offensive. After a shot by Courtney Langley was deflected by Leopard goalkeeper Jess Gardner, a scramble ensued and Ames knocked the ball past the goal line, just in front in Gardner, who had been bounced behind the line.
  • Women's Soccer Blanked by Regionally Ranked Western Connecticut
    September 27, 2011
    Worcester, MA --- Amber Pelletier tallied a pair of goals and added an assist to pace regionally-ranked Western Connecticut to a 4-0 shutout over WPI in a non-conference women’s soccer matchup played on Thursday evening. The Colonials, ranked tenth in the NSCAA New England poll, improve to 6-2 overall while WPI drops 1-7-1 on the season. Pelletier gave the guests the lead with the only goal of the first half when she took a pass from Jillian Duran, spun and fired from just past the penalty spot at 7:55.
  • Willer Posts Seven Saves as Women's Soccer Ties Coast Guard 0-0
    September 24, 2011
    New London, CT --- Coast Guard and visting WPI played to a scoreless tie in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women's soccer game Saturday on Homecoming Weekend in New London. WPI sophomore Maddie Willer also made seven saves to record her first shutout of the season and fifth of her career for the Engineers who are now 1-6-1 overall and 0-1-1 in conference play.
  • Women's Soccer Defeated in Non-Conference Match-up at UMass Boston
    September 22, 2011
    Boston, MA --- The University of Massachusetts Boston women’s soccer team ended their two-game skid with a solid 2-0 win over the visiting Engineers of WPI (1-6) Thursday afternoon at the Clark Athletic Center Field. Leading the way for the Beacons (4-3) was freshman Krista Ledin and senior Kristin Mulry. The duo netted their goals within a minute of each other to give UMass an early 2-0 lead in the first half. WPI goalkeeper Maddie Willer tallied eight saves. Megan Forti was credited with all four Engineer shots.
  • Women's Soccer Falls in NEWMAC Opener to Wheaton
    September 17, 2011
    Worcester, MA --- Kaitlyn Mawicke came off the bench and registered a goal and an assist to lead visiting Wheaton to a 4-0 shutout of WPI Saturday afternoon in the NEWMAC women’s soccer opener for both squads. Wheaton is now 4-1-1 on the season and 1-0 in conference play while the Engineers dip to 1-5 and 0-1 in NEWMAC action. Maddie Willer made seven saves for the Engineers, who saw Nikole Jordan clear a ball of the goal line seven minutes into the match.
  • Willer Continues Strong Play But Women's Soccer Blanked by WSU
    September 14, 2011
    Worcester, MA --- Christina Vernaci snapped a scoreless tie in the 50th minute to help lead Worcester State to a 2-0 triumph over WPI in non-conference women’s soccer action this evening at Coughlin Field. WPI’s best chance to score came at the beginning of the second stanza in the 48th minute when Theresa Renna beat the defense with a dribble down the sideline, but her bid went to the left of the net. Engineer net minder Maddie Willer was outstanding as she turned aside 10 of the 12 shots she saw on net, including nine in the second half.
  • Fitchburg State Hands Women's Soccer a Shutout Loss
    September 10, 2011
    Worcester, MA --- Rachel Jamieson and Carrisa Kennedy each netted a goal to lift the Fitchburg State women’s soccer team to a 2-0 shutout over host WPI in a non-conference matchup played on Saturday afternoon. The Falcons won their third straight game to improve to 3-1 on the season while the Engineers drop to 1-3. Megan Forti and Hailey Taylor combined to take four of WPI’s shot attempts on the day. WPI standout goalkeeper Maddie Willer made three stops for the Engineers.
  • MORNING SENTINEL: Versatile Langley does it all for WPI
    September 07, 2011
    Courtney Langley, a Fairfield native and Lawrence High School graduate, is now a sophomore at WPI, and she has shown that her value is in doing anything she's asked and doing it well. Langley started 16 of her team's 19 games as a freshman and saw time at forward, midfielder and on defense. "She's always the constant that we need," women's soccer coach Stephanie Carlson said. "If I could have more of Courtney, I'd be very happy. In the 16 years I've been here, I've probably had three players who could play (that many positions) to that level."
  • Willer Tallies Career-High 15 Saves in Women's Soccer's Loss at Gordon
    September 06, 2011
    Wenham, MA --- Gordon improved to 2-1 overall on the season Tuesday afternoon with a rainy 3-0 win over WPI in non-conference women's soccer action. Goalkeeper Maddie Willer turned away 15 for the Engineers in the effort while Courtney Langley, Megan Forti and Suzanne Najem all registered multiple shots. WPI (1-2) is back at it on Saturday as they host Fitchburg State at 4:30pm. The game is part of an exciting tripleheader on Alumni Field on Saturday with Men's Soccer (11am) and Field Hockey (2pm).
  • Women's Soccer Shutout 2-0 on the Road at Salem State
    September 03, 2011
    Salem, MA --- The Salem State Vikings earned their first win of the 2011 season with a 2-0 victory against the Engineers of WPI. The game was tightly conested in the midfield as SSU had just five shots while WPI managed just two shots, both by Megan Forti. Crimson and Gray goalkeeper Maddie Willer had one save in the loss.
  • Women's Soccer Opens 2011 Season with 4-2 Victory Over Salve Regina
    September 01, 2011
    Worcester, MA --- Four different players registered goals as host WPI opened the 2011 women’s soccer campaign with a 4-2 triumph over Salve Regina on Thursday evening. The win was the first opening-game victory for the Engineers since 2008 and also snapped a two-game losing streak versus the Seahawks. Kelly Ames, Megan Forti, Courtney Langley and Hailey Taylor all planted goals in the win.