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!

Nov 19, 2010

What did we do this season?

  • earned our highest ever semester GPA with a team average 3.47
  • had 3 Seniors named to NSCAA Scholar All-Region Teams (Lauren Russell, Shonna Ferree, and Kierstin Stevenson)
  • won 17 games while scoring 77 Goals (14th Best Offense in the Nation)
  • shut out 14 opponents allowing only 13 goals (2nd fewest in FSU History)
  • made our 12th Consecutive Appearance in our Conference Championship Game
  • made our 10th Consecutive Post-Season Tournament Appearance (NCAA or ECAC)
  • were regionally ranked in the South Atlantic Region Poll for 8 weeks (as high as #7)
  • had 2 players named to NSCAA All-Region Teams (Amanda Wharton and Heather Fleishell)
  • placed 4 players on All-Conference Teams
  • in our first year in the CAC, had FSU players lead the Conference in Goals, Assists, Points, Save %, and Goals Against Avg.
  • watched Sophomore Amanda Wharton tie the FSU seasonal scoring record with 27 goals (good for 3rd in the Nation in Division III this year)
  • watched Senior Lauren Russell finish her career as the All-Time FSU Assists Leader (39) and climb to 2nd on the Career Goals Scored List (64)
  • had the only CAC players represented on the ECAC South Region All-Star Team (Wharton, Russell, and Fleishell)
  • and most impressively, 4 of our Seniors set new records for games played at FSU with 87 (or 88) appearances (that's every game played at FSU in 4 years!)

Nov 16, 2010

Final Goal of the Week for 2010

Senior Defender Heather Fleishell heads home the last goal of her career in the ECAC Tournament at FSU on Nov. 11th. She scored about 25 of these, many were game winners.

Nov 14, 2010

Why we play

We choose to play in the ECAC tournament for lots of reasons - it's a competitive, week long tournament that enables us to play home games against teams we usually don't see in the regular season.  In 2 of the past 3 years, we have played in 6 ECAC post-season games here in our home stadium and have not allowed a goal.  Unfortunately, we have not had much success in penalty kick shootouts.  The 2 photos below help show why these post-season games have meaning.  1 from Saturday night shows what a beautiful place FSU can be to play soccer and the 2nd photo shows 2 of our injured Seniors appearing in the starting lineup one last time in Bobcat Stadium.  On Sunday, 4 of our Seniors set a new record appearing in their 88th game in an FSU uniform.

Nov 12, 2010

Final Friday Practice

With our season coming to a close this weekend, Friday was the last practice session for our 2010 Senior Class.  On Friday's we let our players wear whatever colors they want at training but we traditionally have a few stipulations. This year's Seniors decided to throw the tie-dye's on for their last practice, and yes, Coach Parker found one in his closet too...

Nov 8, 2010

FSU Season Continues!

This is our 10th consecutive NCAA or ECAC Tournament appearance and the 2nd time we've been selected as the #1 seed and hosted the ECAC South Region Tournament.
Links to main ECAC Website

ECAC Round 1 - Wednesday, 11/10
Frostburg 3, Lebanon Valley 0.

ECAC Semifinal - Saturday, 11/13
Frostburg 1 vs Alvernia 0.

ECAC Final - Sunday, 11/14
Marywood 0, Frostburg 0. (Marywood 4-1 in pks)

Nov 7, 2010

The Fine Line...

As any fan or former player knows, soccer is a cruel game sometimes.  The results of games are often determined by individual split-second moments that can occur at any time in the course of a game that can last as long as 110 minutes at the college level.  That moment in the CAC conference final did not go our way on Saturday.  In spite of playing well enough to win, leading in every statistical category, and actually putting a goal in at one point, we did not prevail.
Full credit goes to our opponents for having the mental toughness to hang in there and give themselves the opportunity to make that moment go their way in the 2nd overtime.  We wish them well as they represent the CAC in the upcoming NCAA Tournament.

Nov 2, 2010

Survive and Advance!

Not the prettiest game we've played but our Semifinal win over St. Mary's puts us into our 12th consecutive conference final, but our 1st in our new conference, the CAC. The winner on Saturday will earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

CAC Championship Game
Sat. Nov. 6th - 1pm FSU at Stevenson
11001 Owings Mills Boulevard, Owings Mills, Md 21117