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2021 Tartan Women's Soccer News

  • Adams, Lui, Mayer Garner CoSIDA Academic All-America Awards
    December 08, 2021
    Junior Alex Adams (Pittsburgh, Pa. / North Allegheny), senior Maddy Lui (Basking Ridge, N.J. / Ridge) and senior Jocelyn Mayer (New York, N.Y. / The Dalton School) of the Carnegie Mellon University women’s soccer team have been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America Women’s Soccer Team. The honor is the second for Adams and first for both Lui and Mayer.
  • Adams Repeats as United Soccer Coaches All-American Selection
    December 03, 2021
    Carnegie Mellon University women's soccer junior Alex Adams (Pittsburgh, Pa. / North Allegheny) is now a two-time All-American, as she was named to the 2021 United Soccer Coaches All-America Team for the second straight playing season. Adams was selected to the second team this season after being a third-team selection and the only freshman to be honored as an All-American in 2019.
  • Adams, Hasson Honored by United Soccer Coaches as All-Region
    November 29, 2021
    A pair of Carnegie Mellon University women’s soccer players were honored on the United Soccer Coaches All-Region Team when the association announced their awards this week. Junior Alex Adams (Pittsburgh, Pa. / North Allegheny) is a repeat honoree on the first team for Region VII with junior Nikki Hasson (Torrance, Calif. / California Academy of Mathematics and Science) being honored on the third team team for the first time.
  • OT Game Goes to MIT in NCAA Sectional Semifinal
    November 20, 2021
    The Carnegie Mellon University women's soccer team was held to one shot on goal against the the eighth-ranked MIT Engineers in the 2021 NCAA Division III Women's Soccer Championship Sectional Semifinal on Saturday, November 20 on the Engineers' home field. The Tartans, ranked 15th nationally, fell 2-1 in overtime after tying the game midway through the second half.
  • Askounis Named UAA Freshman of the Year, Three Others Honored on All-UAA Team
    November 16, 2021
    The Carnegie Mellon University women’s soccer team had four players named to the All-University Athletic Association (UAA) Women’s Soccer Team by the league’s coaches with freshman Maria Askounis (Bloomfield Hills, Mich. / Marian) earning UAA Freshman of the Year distinction. Askounis also made the first team along with junior Alex Adams (Pittsburgh, Pa. / North Allegheny).
  • Spencer Honored as UAA Athlete of the Week
    November 16, 2021
    Junior Helena Spencer (Warrenton, Va. / Patriot) was named the University Athletic Association (UAA) Women's Soccer Athlete of the Week following her performance as the Carnegie Mellon University women's soccer team won their first and second round games of the NCAA Women's Soccer Championship Tournament.
  • 2-0 Victory Sends Tartans to Sectional Semifinal for Sixth Time
    November 14, 2021
    The Carnegie Mellon University women's soccer program has advanced in the 2021 NCAA Division III Women's Soccer Championship after topping seventh-ranked McDaniel College by a 2-0 score Sunday afternoon on the Green Terror's home field. The win moves the Tartans overall record to 13-5-1 while McDaniel ends its storybook season with an 18-2-1 record after giving up just five goals all season.
  • Double OT Thriller Ends With Tartans 2-1 Win in First Round of NCAA Tournament
    November 13, 2021
    The 15th-ranked Carnegie Mellon University women's soccer team advanced to the second round of the 2021 NCAA Division III Women's Soccer Championship with a header by junior Helena Spencer (Warrenton, Va. / Patriot) with six minutes to play in double overtime against Trine University on Saturday, November 13 at McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland. The Tartans are now 12-5-1 for the season while Trine closes the year at 15-5-2.
  • Four Tartans Named CoSIDA Academic All-District for Women’s Soccer
    November 11, 2021
    Four Carnegie Mellon University women’s soccer players have been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District Women’s Soccer Team. Junior Alex Adams (Pittsburgh, Pa. / North Allegheny) has been selected to the team for the second time and is joined by first-time honorees, graduate student Carolyn Botz (St. Louis, Mo. / MICDS), senior Maddy Lui (Basking Ridge, N.J. / Ridge) and senior Jocelyn Mayer (New York, N.Y. / The Dalton School). To be nominated for the award, a student-athlete must be a starter or significant reserve and maintain a GPA of 3.3 or better.
  • Tartans Selected to NCAA Championships Field for Eighth Time
    November 08, 2021
    The 15th-ranked Carnegie Mellon University women's soccer team received an at-large bid to the 2021 NCAA Division III Women's Soccer Championship after finishing fourth in the University Athletic Association. The appearance in the NCAA tournament marks the eighth in nine years for the program which finished the regular season with an 11-5-1 overall mark. 
  • Tartans Close Regular Season with 1-0 Loss to CWRU
    November 07, 2021
    The 15th-ranked Carnegie Mellon University women's soccer team hosted 10th-ranked Case Western Reserve University for its last regular season game on Sunday, November 7. The closely contested game ended in favor of the Spartans by a 1-0 score after a first half goal. The Tartans are now 11-5-1 overall and finish 3-3-1 in the University Athletic Association (UAA) while the Spartans advanced to 14-1-2 and 4-1-2.
  • Two Goals by Askounis Leads Tartans to 4-0 Win Against Chicago
    October 31, 2021
    Freshman Maria Askounis (Bloomfield Hills, Mich. / Marian) scored twice and sophomore Cecelia Dieterich (South Paris, Maine / Oxford) put in an early goal to lead the 16th-ranked Carnegie Mellon University women’s soccer team to a 4-0 win against 12th-ranked University of Chicago on Sunday, October 31. The Tartans are now 11-4-1 overall and 3-2-1 in the University Athletic Association (UAA) while the Maroons drop to 12-2-3 and 2-2-2. 
  • Tight Contest Favors Visiting WashU in 1-0 Loss for the Tartans
    October 29, 2021
    The Carnegie Mellon University women's soccer team collected more opportunities in the 90-minute game with the Washington University in St. Louis Bears on Friday, October 29 but were unable to find the back of the net in a 1-0 loss to the third-ranked to in the nation. The Tartans, ranked 16th, are now 10-4-1 overall and 2-2-1 in the University Athletic Association while the Bears move to 13-0-1 and 5-0.
  • Adams Named UAA Athlete of the Week
    October 26, 2021
    Junior forward Alex Adams (Pittsburgh, Pa. / North Allegheny) has been named the University Athletic Association (UAA) Women's Soccer Offensive Athlete of the Week for her efforts in the Carnegie Mellon University women's soccer team's 7-0 win against Penn State Altoona at home on Saturday, October 23. The award is the first for the Tartans this season.
  • Botz Becomes All-Time Wins Leader as Tartans Celebrate Seniors with 7-0 Win Against Penn State Altoona
    October 23, 2021
    The Carnegie Mellon University women's soccer team, ranked 18th in the nation, hosted Penn State Altoona on Saturday, October 23 in non-conference action and celebrated the seniors prior to the 7-0 victory. Graduate student Carolyn Botz (St. Louis, Mo. / MICDS) became the Tartans all-time wins leader with 34 career wins after earning her 10th win of the season while junior Alex Adams (Pittsburgh, Pa. / North Allegheny) recorded her first career hat trick.
  • Tartans Hold Advantage in Shots but Fall to #25 Emory, 1-0
    October 17, 2021
    The 15th-ranked Carnegie Mellon University women's soccer team once again held the advantage in shots on goal in their fourth University Athletic Association (UAA) game of the season but fell to the 25th-ranked Emory University Eagles, 1-0, at Emory on Sunday afternoon. The Tartans are now 9-3-1 and 2-1-1 in the UAA while the Eagles move to 10-3-1 and 2-2.
  • Tartans Held to Tie at Rochester
    October 15, 2021
    The 15th-ranked Carnegie Mellon University women's soccer team was held to a 0-0 tie while putting six shots on goal at the University of Rochester on Friday, October 15. The Tartans are now 2-0-1 in University Athletic Association (UAA) play and 9-2-1 overall. The Yellowjackets tie for the second straight game and are now 5-3-3 and 0-1-2 in the UAA.
  • Tartans Run Record to 9-2, Top NYU on the Road for 2-0 UAA Start
    October 09, 2021
    The Carnegie Mellon University women's soccer team, ranked 17th in the nation, traveled to New York University's home field in Riverdale, New York, for its second University Athletic Association (UAA) game of the season and left with a 2-1 victory to move to 9-2 overall and 2-0 in the UAA.
  • Three Second Half Goals Lift #17 Tartans Past #22 Brandeis
    October 02, 2021
    Two goals by senior Marissa McAfee (Cumming, Ga. / South Forsyth) and another by freshman Maria Askounis (Bloomfield Hills, Mich. / Marian) propelled the 17th-ranked Carnegie Mellon University women's soccer team to a 3-0 victory against 22nd-ranked Brandeis University in the University Athletic Association (UAA) opener for both teams. The Tartans are now 8-2 for the season while the Judges move to 5-2-2.
  • #17 Tartans Topped by #2 Johns Hopkins on the Road
    September 29, 2021
    The #17 Carnegie Mellon University women's soccer team traveled to Baltimore, Maryland, for a afternoon contest against #2 Johns Hopkins University on Wednesday, September 29. The game was tightly contested between the two ranked teams with the Blue Jays able to defend their home field with a 2-1 victory behind all goals scored in the second half.
  • Adams Scores Twice as Tartans Breakthrough Packed Marietta Defense for 3-0 Win
    September 26, 2021
    The Carnegie Mellon University women's soccer team, ranked 20th in the nation, hosted Marietta College Sunday afternoon for a non-conference match. After a scoreless first half, the Tartans got two goals from junior Alex Adams (Pittsburgh, Pa. / North Allegheny) and a goal from sophomore Breana Valentovish (Cranberry Township, Pa. / Seneca Valley) for a 3-0 win and advance to 7-1 for the year.
  • Adams's Goal in 8th Minute Leads Tartans Past Wittenberg
    September 19, 2021
    The 23rd-ranked Carnegie Mellon University women's soccer team played it's fourth straight road game on Sunday afternoon, defeating Wittenberg University 1-0 thanks to an early first half goal by junior Alex Adams (Pittsburgh, Pa. / North Allegheny). The win moves the Tartans to 6-1 for the season while the Tigers fall to 3-4-1.
  • Tartans Dominate in 4-0 Win at Grove City
    September 15, 2021
    The Carnegie Mellon University women's soccer team, now ranked 23rd in the United Soccer Coaches National Poll, dominated action in a 4-0 win at Grove City College on Wednesday, September 15. A pair of juniors scored their first goals of the season with the team's leading scorers also registering more points to lead the team to a 5-1 record.
  • Late Goal Sinks Tartans in OT at Misericordia
    September 12, 2021
    The Carnegie Mellon University women's soccer team, ranked fifth in the United Soccer Coaches National Poll, surrendered its first goal of the season late in the first overtime period at Misericordia University on Sunday afternoon. The Tartans are now 4-1 for the year while the Cougars, who played in the national sectional semifinal in 2018 and the national semifinals in 2012, move to 4-0 for the season.
  • Askounis Scores First Career Goal in Tartans 3-0 Win
    September 11, 2021
    The fifth-ranked Carnegie Mellon University women's soccer team played its first game away from home on Saturday, September 11, topping 12-time NCAA Tournament participant Farmingdale State University, 3-0, at Misericordia University's Cougar Classic. Freshman Maria Askounis (Bloomfield Hills, Mich. / Marian) put in her first career goal in the 31st minute to record the game-winning goal and move the Tartans to 4-0 for the season.
  • Tartans Move to 3-0 with 1-0 Win Against Capital
    September 05, 2021
    The No. 5 Carnegie Mellon University women's soccer team hosted Capital University for its third game in five days on Sunday, September 5, defeating the Crusaders, 1-0. The win moves the Tartans to 3-0 for the year with two road games next on the schedule.
  • Frederick Records Hat Trick in 12-0 Win Against La Roche
    September 03, 2021
    The Carnegie Mellon University women's soccer team, ranked fifth in the nation, scored 34 seconds into the game on its way to a 12-0 win against La Roche University at home on Friday, September 3. Sophomore Rachel Martini (Hoffman Estates, Ill. / Saint Edward Central Catholic) recorded her first career goal with the opening tally of the game while freshman Alana Frederick (New York, N.Y. / Sacred Heart Greenwich) recorded a hat trick. The Tartans are now 2-0 for the year while La Roche moves to 1-1.
  • #5 Tartans Open Season with 6-0 Win Against W&J
    September 01, 2021
    The Carnegie Mellon University women's soccer team, ranked No. 5 in the nation by United Soccer Coaches, opened the 2021 season with a 6-0 win against Washington and Jefferson College at home on Wednesday, September 1. The first two goals were scored in the first four minutes of the game with junior Alex Adams (Pittsburgh, Pa. / North Allegheny) involved in both plays.
  • Tartans to Start 2021 Season Ranked Fifth in United Soccer Coaches Pre-Season Poll
    August 31, 2021
    As the highly anticipated 2021 fall season approaches, the Carnegie Mellon University women’s soccer team will start the year ranked fifth in the United Soccer Coaches National Pre-Season Poll. When last on the field for a full season in 2019, the Tartans appeared in the Division III Women’s Soccer National Semifinal against eventual champion, Messiah College.