A Journal of the FSU Women's Soccer Team in Frostburg, Maryland, USA


This is a journal of what's happening in the FSU Women's Soccer program at Frostburg State. Thanks for checking in and for your interest in FSU Women's Soccer!

Dec 30, 2017

What a Great Year!

2017 was a terrific year for FSU Women's Soccer.  Below is a list of some of our team's accomplishments.  We are thankful to be able to earn valuable Degrees and play the beautiful game with the wonderful support of the University community here at Frostburg State.  Happy New Year!

FSUWS Records and Facts of Note in 2017
  • 24th season without a losing record in the 24 year history of FSU Women’s Soccer
  • 21st consecutive conference tournament appearance
  • Lost only 1 CAC regular season game shutting out 6 CAC opponents
  • Achieved a program record 7-1-1 CAC regular season record to claim the #2 seed and host the CAC Semifinal
  • FSU placed 3 players on All-Conference Teams
  • Sophomore Brooke Shehade led the CAC in Conference goals (8) and points (19)
  • Junior Emily Faust led an FSU defense that shut out 6 CAC teams and went 536 minutes without allowing a goal
  • Awarded both the United Soccer Coaches Team Academic and Ethics/Sportsmanship Awards for the 10th consecutive year 
  • FSU women's soccer players earned an annual team GPA of 3.48 with 11 Fall 2017 players earning a perfect 4.0. 
  • Senior Melanie Bell became the program's 7th Scholar All-American

Dec 20, 2017

Super Student-Athletes!

We confirmed today that we achieved our most important team goal for the year. Our players reconfirm their commitment to academic achievement every semester by continuing the high standard we've set here in FSU Women's Soccer.
Our team achieved a 3.49 Team GPA for the Fall semester with 11 players earning a 4.0 GPA! The 11 is likely a record high number. Adding in the 4 additional players that earned only 1 "B" grade and that means over half our team, 15 players, earned 60 "A" grades in 64 total classes this Fall.

These 11 players earned perfect 4.0s this semester:
Katie Broadhurst, Jenny Bullers, Danielle Ferris, Sienna Grau, Rylee Learn, Alyssa Malanik, Rebecca Phillip, Emily Rhinaman, Kelly Richards, Gwen Schemm, and Hailey Turney.

Congratulations and have a wonderful holiday!

Dec 10, 2017

The FSU Women's Soccer team celebrated their 2017 season at the Historic Lyric Theater.  The team recognized these specific individual "players choice" award winners. 

2017 Individual Award Winners

Unsung Hero - Kourtney McLain 
Most Improved Player - Gwen Schemm
Best New Player - Emily Faust
Scholar Athlete - Melanie Bell
Most Sportsmanlike Player - Melissa Krofcheck
Offensive Most Valuable Player - Brooke Shehade
Defensive Most Valuable Players - Alyssa Malanik/Kourtney McLain

Some 2017 Highlights:

Nov 13, 2017

Great Season!

The first day after the season ends is always a tough day.  What am I going to do this afternoon?   Haven't asked that question in awhile.   Our team was terrific this year and our growth throughout the season was evident and fun to watch.  We'll reflect on that season and celebrate our Senior Class at our team banquet on Sunday, Dec. 10th at 4pm in the Lyric Theatre.  Our Seniors provided our team an excellent example and terrific leadership this season.   They will be missed.

2017 FSUWS Seniors!

Nov 7, 2017

Continuing our Season

We're proud to continue our season in the ECAC Tournament and even more proud to host the group of 4 teams here at FSU!  We will play at 2:00pm here at Frostburg State on Saturday with an opportunity to advance to Sunday's game at Noon.

The FSU ECAC Tournament Page
ECAC Tournament Announcement

Nov 3, 2017

The 'Championship' Season

The final part of any season is often the most exciting.  We've been in position to compete for conference championships over many years here at FSU and it never seems any less thrilling and exciting for the players and fans.  Of course, your post-season only lasts as long as you can win games so there's pressure and intensity and lots of factors that come into play.   This year our team has clearly peaked at the right time and has played very good soccer for the last few weeks.  Shutting out opponents in 5 straight games is a testament to our experienced back line and the energy and defensive commitment all our players have made.  This weekend, we face the biggest test of our season against the best team in our Conference Final and our players are ready for the challenge.  

Oct 22, 2017

Awesome 2017 Seniors!

There's nothing more rewarding about college soccer than watching the incredible progress made by players throughout their 4-year journey to a degree and graduation.  These 5 FSUWS Seniors have been through so much and worked so hard to sustain the quality of our program in their 4 seasons.  They have been an inspiration to others.  Winning their Senior Day game, a very important conference game on Homecoming Day against a big rival, was one of many memories they will take with them.  Congratulations Seniors!

Oct 15, 2017

Great Conference Games!

Playing in a competitive conference like the CAC is awesome.   Not only do we develop some terrific regional rivalries,  the intensity of fighting for position in the standings and in the conference tournament makes for exciting games at the end of the season.  Our final three conference opponents are all competing for position in the conference and so have everything to play for!  We need to match that intensity and be prepared to play our best soccer of the season in the coming weeks.

Oct 5, 2017

True STUDENT-Athletes at FSU!

For the 10th year in a row and 12th time overall, FSU women's soccer athletes have been recognized by the National Soccer Coaches Association, now called United Soccer Coaches, for their outstanding academic achievement.  An annual team GPA of 3.48 is strong evidence of the commitment women's soccer players here at FSU have made to their studies.   FSU Women's Soccer athletes earn valuable degrees that lead to graduate school and professional opportunities that are life changing.   Congratulations!

Frostburg Women's Soccer Takes Academic Honors For 12th Time

Oct 3, 2017

Conference Games

We play in a great competitive conference that provides us with a consistent schedule and some great rivalries.  These regular season games determine who qualifies for our conference tournament and gets to host home games in that tournament.   We have had a challenging start to our season but have grown as a team from our experiences and will be as competitive as possible in the CAC. 

Sep 27, 2017

Our 2017 Media Guide is now here!

Sep 18, 2017

Soccer Golf!

A soccer season feels a bit like a round of golf.  You get about 18 tries and anytime you might crush a drive into the woods, you can't let that negatively influence your next tee shot.  Of course, you learn from it and make adjustments, but you never completely change your technique or approach from hole to hole, or from game to game.  In fact, the challenge is to resist the temptation to make radical changes to your game and have confidence that your preparation and practice and persistence will eventually pay dividends.  You have to realize that how you end each hole, and end the round, is much more important that how you started.