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Tanya Vogel
Tanya  Vogel

Women's Soccer (Inducted 2002)



GW Athletics and Recreation Expands Development Efforts

Tanya Vogel Named Assistant Director of Athletics Development


Tanya E. Vogel, a four-year soccer standout and letterwinner ('93-96), was the first women's soccer player to be elected to the University's Athletic Hall of Fame. In a women's program that began in 1980, she ranks fifth among all-time Colonials women's soccer scoring leaders with 52 points (21 goals, 10 assists) as a midfielder, who played her entire collegiate career for Shannon Higgins-Cirovski, and served as team captain both as a junior and senior.

Vogel played a key role in the most successful women's soccer team (to date) when the 1996 Colonials team earned its first NCAA Tournament berth. That season she was named Atlantic 10 Conference Player of the Year, as well as a member of the All-Conference first team and Academic All-Conference team. In addition, the National Small College Athletic Association (NSCAA) honored her with a first team Mid-Atlantic All-Region spot in '96.

In February, 2001, Vogel was one of 17 former Colonials athletes, and one of only two GW women's soccer players, honored by the Atlantic 10 Conference during its 25th anniversary year for their "significant impact in the league" during the past quarter century.

A native of Penfield, NY, Vogel graduated from GW in 1996 with a bachelor's degree in exercise and sports science, and in 1999 earned a master's in the same discipline. After assistant coaching stints at Indiana University (PA) in 1997-98 and Cornell University in '99, she returned to her alma mater as head coach in 2000. She resides in Arlington, VA.