GW Women's Soccer Hosts VMI in Sunday Exhibition Match
Colonials Return to Pitch for First Time in 2013
Aug. 10, 2013
WASHINGTON – Following four days of preseason training, the George Washington women’s soccer team will immediately put itself to the test as it welcomes VMI for an exhibition match on Sunday, Aug. 11. Kick-off on the GW Soccer Field at the Mount Vernon Campus is slated for 9:30 a.m.
The first-ever meeting between the Colonials and the Keydets will serve as an exhibition match as both programs prepare for the 2013 campaign. GW, which began preseason training on Wednesday, also hosts Delaware for a 6 p.m. exhibition contest on Friday, Aug. 16, before opening its season at American on Friday, Aug. 23.
GW returns 22 letterwinners and seven starters from last year’s roster, including 2012 Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team selection Kristi Abbate (3g, 2a, 8 pts) and senior Alex Neal (3g, 1a, 7 pts). The Colonials will debut 11 freshmen this season as they look to improve upon a 5-12-1 record and 1-8-0 A-10 mark from Coach Barnes’ first season at the helm of the program.
VMI went 1-16 overall one season ago and 0-11 in Big South action. The Keydets return 10 letterwinners from the 2012 squad and welcome six newcomers.
"The team is really excited to play our first game Sunday, even though we’ve only had four days of preseason,” said senior Melanie Keer. “We have been working on team defense, and all of the returners are really impressed with the ability of the freshmen to understand the defensive style the coaches are stressing. Our team has grown so much in the past year and everyone has the same end goal in mind, and this game is a chance for us to take the first step in what will be a very exciting season."
Women’s Soccer to Host Spring ID Clinic
WASHINGTON – The George Washington women’s soccer team will host a Spring ID Clinic for players in grades 8-12 at the GW Soccer Field on the...
Women’s Soccer’s Belfonti (’15) Signs Pro Contract
HEIDELBERG, Australia – George Washington women’s soccer alumna Nicole Belfonti (2011-15) has signed a professional contract with Heidelberg...
Women's Soccer Quartet Earns A-10 Postseason Honors
The George Washington women’s soccer squad garnered five Atlantic 10 postseason honors, the league announced on Wednesday. Junior Sofia Pavon was named...
Women's Soccer Falls in Overtime Heartbreaker at Duquesne
The George Washington women’s soccer squad closed its 2017 Atlantic 10 Championship run in the quarterfinal round with a 1-0 double overtime loss at...
Women’s Soccer Opens A-10 Tournament Play on Saturday
The top eight squads in the Atlantic 10 will compete for the championship crown starting this Saturday as the top-four seeded teams are set to host the first...
GW Athletics Unveils Hall of Fame Class of 2018
The George Washington University Department of Athletics and Recreation proudly unveiled during Colonials Weekend eight individuals who will comprise the GW ...
Women’s Soccer Clinches No. 5 Seed at A-10 Championship
The George Washington women’s soccer team has claimed the No. 5 seed at the upcoming 2017 Atlantic 10 championship hosted by VCU.
Women’s Soccer Plays Duquesne to Draw in Home Finale
The George Washington women’s soccer squad played Duquesne to a 0-0 draw on Sunday afternoon in their home finale at the GW Soccer Field on the Mount...