Warren Wilson Owls
    2017 Women's Soccer
    Record: 1-1 Home: 1-0 Away: 0-1 Neutral: 0-0
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    Women's Soccer - Wed, Aug. 30, 2017

    Swannanoa, N.C. - The 2017 version of the Warren Wilson College women's soccer team blends a mix of veteran experience and incoming youth to provide for an exciting and talented group of athletes looking to have a competitive season.

    The Owls graduated five seniors, including three starters, from a 2016 team that went 4-9 in the regular season.  The highlight of the season was winning 4-3 in overtime against a strong Christendom squad on Senior Day, October 22.

    The 2017 team's goal is to improve each game, finishing high in the regular season and setting themselves up for a bid to Nationals.

    Key returners for the Owls include:

    The entire back line are returners this season including senior defenders Maureen Grubb, Maddie Harris, and Fonda Heenehan who were essential members of the defense and will look to have an formidable defense yet again. Harris was named to the 2016 All-American Honorable Mention team. Sophomore Morgan McConnell also adds depth in experience in the back line. Sophomores Carly Andrews and Sunny Castro will be expected to contribute more playing time this year.

    Junior midfielder Ashleigh Richter (4g, 1a) and sophomore Jack Konyk who started every game of 2016 have plenty of experience to lean on and are part of an exciting group of players going forward.  Seniors Melina Lozano and Jayden Savino will also contribute significantly to the midfield this season.

    Up top, junior Jocelyn Hartung will work in combination with an explosive Owls offense looking to score plenty of goals this season.

    The Owls also added 5 newcomers to the group, including freshmen Sierra Bell (Rock Hill, S.C.), Sydney Domaingue (Vienna, V.A.), Batya Globerman (San Jose, Costa Rica), Katie Milde (Richmond, K.Y.), and sophomore Allyson Nester (Beaufort, S.C.).

    "I'm really excited about this group of players. They are first, great people and that matters a lot to me. Second, we are tough, competitive, and play with passion. I can't wait to see how that translates into the matches. I have high expectations but it is because they have great potential," said head coach Lydia Vandenbergh.

    The Owls open up their season against a tough Greensboro College opponent on Saturday, September 2nd at 3pm. This is a double-header match where the men will kick off before at 1pm against Toccoa Falls.