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2011-12 in review: women’s soccer

May 16, 2012

With the last teams preparing to wrap up spring play, it’s time to review the year that was. Over the coming days we’ll take a team-by-team look — in no particular order — at 2011-12 in EMU athletics.

We start this series by taking a look at the team that started the year: women’s soccer.

Despite the loss of 2010 MAC Defensive Player of the Year Monique Budani, EMU’s defense was respectable, averaging less than 1.8 points per game allowed.

The problem was the offense, which managed multiple goals in just 4 games and was scoreless for most of September. Senior forward Chelsea Detrick and sophomore Stephanie Clarke were expected to lead the way, but neither lived up expectations as they managed just one goal and three assists each. For the season. Instead the leading scorers were freshmen Angela Vultaggio (six goals and an assist) and Bianca Rossi (four goals and an assist).

The 3-13-2 final record was EMU’s worst showing in the program’s 17-year history.

The bad news for 2012 is that the team lost 5 seniors: captain Julie Kaim, twin sisters Amanda Marsh and Katie Marsh, Chelsea Detrick, and goalkeeper Maggie Manville.

The good news is that there are seven incoming freshman, and three 2011 freshman Eagles made the MAC All-Freshman team: Biana Rossi, Emily Dzik, and MAC Freshman of the Year Angela Vultaggio.

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