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

Welcome!

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!

Sep 28, 2010

Weekly Honors and Rankings

Our players get recognized in a number of ways throughout the season.  Amanda Wharton was just named "Player of the Week" for the 2nd time this season by both our conference, the CAC, and the ECAC, a much larger regional conference with 183 Division III members across 16 Eastern States.  The National Soccer Coaches Association also ranks teams on a weekly basis throughout the season and FSU is currently #7 in the South Atlantic region.  Team statistics are kept on the FSU, CAC, and NCAA websites and Frostburg is currently ranked nationally in a number of categories.
CAC Conference
ECAC Sports
NSCAA Rankings
NCAA Women's Soccer Page

Sep 24, 2010

2010 Action Photos and Video

The slideshow/photo library to the right will be updated now and then with photos of our team in action taken mainly by Greg Johnson, father of current player Megan Johnson. Many of the video clips used on this blog are filmed during games by Jeff Graham, father of current player, Adria Graham. Thank you Mr. Johnson and Mr. Graham! The photos and highlights are outstanding and really enhance this blog site for friends and family to enjoy.

Sep 17, 2010

Home field advantage

Since 2006 when our turf stadium became the home of FSU Women's Soccer, our home record has been outstanding. Our players love playing in front of friends and family, playing night games, and on our state-of-the-art Sprinturf playing surface. More importantly, there's a confidence and level of pride that comes with defending our home turf on our own campus that helps fuel our intensity and energy level when we play at home. Of course we get to play, on average, about half our games at home and look forward to the opportunity to earn the right to play post-season games here at FSU again this year.

Sep 13, 2010

Making progress one week at a time

The team visits Colonial Williamsburg
2 good athletic teams challenged us in different ways this past weekend in the Christopher Newport Tournament.  On Saturday, we scored first against a very athletic Va. Wesleyan team but could not hold on in the 2nd half.  On Sunday, we had a poor start and after some defensive lapses, were forced to keep our composure and really push the game to come from behind against the hosts from CNU.  The team showed great spirit in a tough weekend in which we split games against two NCAA tournament teams from last year.  We had a great trip and visit to Coastal Virginia but our upcoming stretch of home games is very welcomed.

Sep 9, 2010

A great start to conference play

Even though we've changed conferences, we certainly understand how critical it is to get results in conference games. The conference standings make a huge difference in November when playing conference tournament games at home can be a major advantage. Due to a quirk in the CAC schedule this year, we had an odd early conference game and Amanda Wharton's hat trick at Hood was the difference. We controlled much of the flow of the game on Hood's new turf field and another shutout for our team gives us confidence heading into a very tough weekend tournament.

Sep 4, 2010

A big early season win!

CUA and FSU players after their Soccerplex game on 9/4/10
Catholic was physical and pressured us for long stretches but could not get the goal they needed to change the game.  With about 10 minutes to go, Heather Fleishell banged home a Liz Seligman corner and FSU hung on for a big early season win, 1-0.  The Soccerplex stadium field was in perfect condition on a beautiful day for soccer in Maryland.

Sep 2, 2010

A good start at home...

A strong start to the game and for our season at home this week.  We created good chances to score throughout the game but finally put one in at the 73 minute mark.  Amanda Wharton scored on a terrific assist from Adria Graham and Taylor Jenkins scored late for her first goal here at FSU.

A tough Catholic team awaits in a big game this weekend at the MD SoccerPlex.  The event is a fundraiser for Cancer Research in conjunction with the Thunder SoccerFest Youth Tournament.
 Game Flier from Thunder Soccer
KicksAgainstBreastCanc.com
MDSoccerPlex.org