Head Coach: Dave Lombardo, 22nd JMU season, 266-164-31; 29th career season, 344-199-39
This Season: 3-2-2 overall, 0-0-0 in Colonial Athletic Association
Last Season (2010): 15-7-1 overall, 9-2-0 (second place regular-season) in CAA; CAA Tournament champion; NCAA second round (round of 32); 10th NCAA Tournament appearance in last 16 years
JMU surprised third-ranked Maryland by battling the Terrapins to a scoreless overtime tie at home on Sept. 11. Two days earlier (Sept. 9) the Dukes lost 2-0 at Georgetown, a team that was ranked in the Top 25 earlier this season.
JMU hosts Penn on Sept. 16 (7 p.m.) in the Dukes' only game of the week. Live Stats
Did You Know? After winning three games in a row by shutout, the Dukes have been shut out in their last two matches. It's the first time JMU has failed to score in back-to-back games since the 2006 season (0-0 tie at Georgia State, 2-0 loss at UNCW).
In their next match the Dukes face a Penn team that has not been scored upon this year.
Scouting Penn: The Quakers are unbeaten, untied and un-scored upon this season with victories over Maryland, Baltimore County (3-0), Delaware (2-0), Villanova (1-0) and St. Joseph's (2-0). Penn is the defending champion of the eight-team Ivy League.
The Series with Penn: JMU has won all three previous meetings, twice in NCAA Tournament play (1999, 2007) and once in regular-season competition (2002).
JMU vs. Penn All-Time
JMU leads the series 3-0-0.
Date, JMU Result, Score, Site, Postseason
11/10/99, W, 1-0, H, NCAA 1st Rd
9/8/02, W, 1-0, H
11/16/07, W, 2-0, N, NCAA Rd of 64 (Morgantown, W.Va.)
Courter Honored by CAA: Redshirt freshman goalkeeper Kate Courter was selected the CAA Rookie of the Week for the week ending Sept. 11.
Versus third-ranked Maryland on Sept. 11, Courter made a career-high 10 saves to get her fourth shutout in seven games. The match ended in a scoreless tie after 90 minutes of regulation and 20 minutes of overtime play.
Courter, who has played every minute in goal for the Dukes this fall (663:26), has an .842 save percentage and an 0.81 goals-against average.
Lombardo Rewarded with Contract Extention: JMU Director of Athletics Jeff Bourne has announced the extension of coach David Lombardo's contract through the 2014 season.
Lombardo has guided the Dukes to 10 NCAA Tournament appearances, including three in the past four seasons, and the 2010 CAA Tournament championship.
In his 22nd season at JMU, Lombardo is the only coach in the history of the Dukes' program. He has a JMU record of 266-164-31 and a career record of 344-199-39.
In NCAA play JMU has advanced to the round of 16 three times (1995, 1996, 2008) and has played in the round of 32 six times (1997, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2007, 2010).
The team's 2010 CAA title was the third in the program's history. Lombardo's 1995 and 2002 teams also won conference championships.
National Rankings: For the second week in a row JMU received votes in the NSCAA (Coaches) Top 25 poll, and four Dukes' opponents are ranked or are receiving votes in the latest national polls. JMU's ranked or vote-getting opponents include Maryland, Virginia Tech, Georgetown and Penn.
JMU Opponents in the National Polls (Sept. 12/13)
School, Game Date, Site (Result), Ranking*
Virginia Tech, Aug. 21, home (L 1-3), votes | 20
Georgetown, Sept. 9, away (L 0-2), votes | nr
Maryland, Sept. 11, home (T 0-0, 2 OT), 6 | 7
Penn, Sept. 16, home, votes | nr
*NSCAA | Soccer America
In the Region: JMU and four of the Dukes' opponents are ranked or receiving votes in the Sept. 13 Mid-Atlantic Region Top 10 (NSCAA). Ranked are Penn (#2), JMU (tied #3), William and Mary (tied #3), Hofstra (tied #7) and Richmond (tied #7).
JMU opponents ranked in other regions include Georgetown (#3 in Northeast), Villanova (#5 in Northeast), Maryland (#3 in Southeast) and Virginia Tech (tied #6 in Southeast).