2018 Women's Soccer News

  • Christopher Newport's Gabby Gillis Named United Soccer Coaches National Scholar Player of the Year
    December 13, 2018
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Earning the distinction of her sports top student-athlete, senior Gabby Gillis of the Christopher Newport University women's soccer team was selected as the United Soccer Coaches National Scholar Player of the Year for Division III.
  • UMW's Justin Carey, CNU's Gabby Gillis Achieve United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-America Accolades
    December 10, 2018
    Postseason awards continue to roll in for a pair of Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) soccer standouts. Washington Mary senior Justin Carey and Christopher Newport senior Gabby Gillis were named to the United Soccer Coaches 2018 Scholar All-America First Team, announced on Monday (Dec. 10).
  • Seven CAC Soccer Programs Honored as Team Academic Award Recipients
    December 06, 2018
    Seven Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) men's and women's soccer programs were recently recognized by the United Soccer Coaches as 2017-18 College Team Academic Award winners. To be recognized with this distinction, a team must post a grade point average of 3.0 or greater.
  • Christopher Newport's Pokorny Achieves Google Cloud Academic First Team All-America Honors
    December 04, 2018
    Christopher Newport junior Carson Pokorny has been named to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-America® Division III Women's soccer team selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and announced Tuesday (Nov. 4). Pokorny, also this year's Elite 90 Award winner for women's soccer, earned first team accolades. 
  • Christopher Newport's Carson Pokorny Named NCAA Women's Soccer Elite 90 Award Winner
    November 30, 2018
    Christopher Newport University junior Carson Pokorny added another prestigious individual accolade to her mantel on Thursday night as the NCAA announced the Captains' starting midfielder as the 2018 recipient of the Elite 90 award. Pokorny is the first CNU athlete in any sport to earn the honor, recognizing the CNU third-year at the NCAA Division III Soccer National Championship Banquet in Greensboro, N.C.
  • CNU's Riley Cook & Gabby Gillis Make History As Both Captains Haul in First Team All-American Honors
    November 30, 2018
    As the Christopher Newport women's soccer team continues it's historic season as a team, a pair of Captains made their own bit of history on Thursday night as sophomore Riley Cook and senior Gabby Gillis were named first team All-Americans by the United Soccer Coaches. During the NCAA Division III National Championship banquet, the Captains learned they each had earned All-American plaudits, marking the first time in CNU soccer history that a pair of Captains were named All-Americans in the same season.
  • Christopher Newport Women's Soccer Coaches Named USC South Atlantic Staff of the Year
    November 29, 2018
    The United Soccer Coaches announced the 2018 Regional Coaching Staffs of the Year on Tuesday afternoon, recognizing the Christopher Newport women's soccer staff as the top unit in the South Atlantic Region. Head coach Dan Weiler, with assistants Jamie Gunderson, Erin Wojtkun, and Shawn Trueblood, has led the Captains to an historic season in 2018 as CNU readies to play in the program's first-ever NCAA national semifinal.
  • CNU Matches Program Record With Four All-South Atlantic Region Selections
    November 26, 2018
    For the second straight season, the Christopher Newport women's soccer team collected a program-record four All-Region selections from the United Soccer Coaches, announced late Tuesday night. Senior Gabby Gillis continues to add to her historical resume, becoming the first player in program history to haul in three first-team All-South Atlantic selections in her career, headlining the group of four recognized Captains.
  • HISTORIC WIN! Christopher Newport Women's Soccer Advances to National Semifinals With 1-0 Win Over Lynchburg
    November 17, 2018
    Playing in front of a record-breaking crowd at Captains Field on a chilly Saturday night, the 11th-ranked Christopher Newport women's soccer team made program history with a 1-0 win over 17th-ranked University of Lynchburg to advance to the program's first ever national semifinals. The game-winning goal came with less than ten minutes remaining in the thrilling contest, as senior Gabby Gillis found sophomore Riley Cook for the score in the 81st minute.
  • Christopher Newport's Gillis Repeats as CAC Women's Soccer Player of the Year; CNU Earns Nine Spots on All-CAC Squad
    November 07, 2018
    Christopher Newport senior Gabby Gillis became the sixth player in Capital Athletic Conference history to secure multiple Player of the Year awards after receiving the honor for the second-straight season in 2018, highlighting the All-CAC Women's Soccer squad. 
  • Christopher Newport Women's Soccer Selected to Host NCAA Opening Rounds
    November 05, 2018
    CAC champion Christopher Newport has been selected to host the opening rounds of the NCAA Women's Soccer Tournament for the second year in a row. The 12th-ranked Captains (17-1) will play Staten Island (12-6) in the first round while welcoming Scranton (15-1-3) and Arcadia (12-5-3) for the other opening round action. 
  • Christopher Newport Three-Peats as CAC Women's Soccer Champions
    November 03, 2018
    Top-seeded Christopher Newport defeated second-seeded Mary Washington 3-1 to secure its third consecutive CAC Women's Soccer Championship on Saturday night at Captains Field.
  • Christopher Newport and Mary Washington Defend Home Fields, Earn CAC Women's Soccer Semifinal Victories
    October 31, 2018
    Top seeds Christopher Newport and Mary Washington each registered home victories in Wednesday's CAC semifinals, setting up a championship showdown on Saturday in Newport News, Va. The Captains and Eagles will meet for the first time ever in the title game, which is set for 6 p.m. at Captains Field. 
  • CAC Players of the Week - Oct. 29
    October 29, 2018
    Last week's action marked the conclusion of the regular season and the opening of CAC postseason play in field hockey, men's soccer, and women's soccer. The CAC volleyball tournament will begin on Tuesday, with the other fall sports continuing postseason competition this week, culminating in the championship games this Saturday, Nov. 3.
  • Christopher Newport, Mary Washington, Salisbury and St. Mary's Collect CAC Women's Soccer First Round Victories
    October 27, 2018
    Top two seeds Christopher Newport and Mary Washington secured home wins while Salisbury and St. Mary's sprung road upsets in the opening round of the CAC Women's Soccer Tournament on Saturday. 
  • CAC Women's Soccer Tournament Seeds Set
    October 24, 2018
    The 2018 CAC Women's Soccer Tournament seeds and matchups are now set following Wednesday's regular season finales around the conference. Christopher Newport, Mary Washington, York and Frostburg State each claimed victories in Wednesday's action. 
  • CAC Players of the Week - Oct. 22
    October 22, 2018
    This week's CAC weekly honors were awarded to Greta Plappert of York field hockey, Shelby Press of Mary Washington field hockey, Brad Moore of St. Mary's men's soccer, Brett Basham of Frostburg State men's soccer, Riley Cook and Haley Eiser of Christopher Newport women's soccer, and Peyton Dunow of Mary Washington volleyball. 
  • Christopher Newport Women's Soccer Clinches Sixth Straight CAC Regular Season Title
    October 20, 2018
    With a 7-1 win at Mary Washington on Saturday afternoon, the Christopher Newport women's soccer team captured the program's sixth straight Capital Athletic Conference regular season title and earned the top seed in the upcoming postseason tournament. League leading scorer Riley Cook had a monster day, scoring three goals for the second time in four games, including the gamewinner, her seventh. 
  • CAC Players of the Week - Oct. 15
    October 15, 2018
    Conference tournament time is quickly approaching with just two weeks of the regular season remaining prior to fall postseason play. This week's weekly awards were collected by Dana Meehling and Sam Keating of York field hockey, Matt Mackenzie of Salisbury men's soccer, Patrick Paolini of St. Mary's men's soccer, Riley Cook of Christopher Newport women's soccer, Kelcie Macomber of Mary Washington women's soccer, and Riley Garrison of Christopher Newport volleyball. Cook, Macomber, and Garrison each earned weekly honors for the second week in a row. 
  • CAC Players of the Week - Oct. 8
    October 08, 2018
    Capital Athletic Conference play is now in full swing for all of the fall conference sports, with this week's weekly honors awarded to Tara Daddio of Salisbury field hockey, Olivia Davis of Christopher Newport field hockey, Justin Carey of Mary Washington men's soccer, Blake Gaetz of Frostburg State men's soccer, Riley Cook of Christopher Newport women's soccer, Kelcie Macomber of Mary Washington women's soccer, and Riley Garrison of Christopher Newport volleyball. Davis, Carey, and Cook are repeat award winners this fall. 
  • CAC Players of the Week - Oct. 1
    October 01, 2018
     The final week of September featured the opening of conference play in soccer and field hockey, while volleyball entered its second week of CAC competition. Weekly honors were collected by Julea Truskey of York field hockey, Olivia Davis of Christopher Newport field hockey, Isaac Ekobo of St. Mary's men's soccer, Billy Bridegum of York men's soccer, Katie Flores and Alex Moody of St. Mary's women's soccer, and Josie Lucernoni of Christopher Newport volleyball. 
  • CAC Players of the Week - Sept. 24
    September 24, 2018
    Week four of the fall 2018 season witnessed the opening of CAC volleyball action while field hockey and soccer remain in non-conference play as the first month of fall competition wraps up this week. Weekly honors were garned by Lauren Hopkins of Mary Washington field hockey, Meghan Ronan of St. Mary's field hockey, Ethan Hoover of Penn State Harrisburg men's soccer, Ken Kurtz of Mary Washington men's soccer, Lindsey Hendrickson of Mary Washington women's soccer, Haley Eiser of Christopher Newport women's soccer, and Hailey Lohnes of Southern Virginia volleyball. 
  • CAC Players of the Week - Sept. 17
    September 17, 2018
    Week three of the fall 2018 season was marred by the threat of Hurricane Florence, with several CAC institutions closing their campuses and numerous game cancellations and postponements throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region. Many contests went on as planned, however, with weekly honors awarded to Lauren Hopkins of Mary Washington field hockey, Domanique Farrace of Salisbury field hockey, Madison Hemler of Penn State Harrisburg women's soccer, Regan Benton of Salisbury women's soccer, Joey Aman of Penn State Harrisburg men's soccer, Trevor Brookhart of Salisbury men's soccer, and Madyson Whitcomb of York volleyball. 
  • CAC Players of the Week - Sept. 10
    September 10, 2018
    Week two of the fall 2018 season is now in the books with numerous strong performances from CAC student-athletes and several rainouts and postponements over the weekend throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.
  • CAC Players of the Week - Sept. 4
    September 04, 2018
    Fall sports are now underway with six CAC sports kicking off action this past weekend.
  • Christopher Newport's Gillis Named United Soccer Coaches National Player of the Week
    September 04, 2018
    After one of the most dominant offensive performances in program history this weekend, Christopher Newport University women's soccer senior Gabby Gillis has been named the United Soccer Coaches Division III Women's Soccer National Player of the Week. 
  • Christopher Newport Unanimously Chosen to Three-Peat in CAC Women's Soccer Preseason Poll
    August 29, 2018
    Two-time defending champion Christopher Newport was tabbed as the unanimous favorite to three-peat in the 2018 Capital Athletic Conference Women's Soccer Preseason Poll. The Captains, who captured their second-straight CAC Tournament Championship last fall, received seven first-place votes and 49 points to run away with the top position in the voting.