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WOMEN'S SOCCER NOTES, NOV. 9, 2010
Courtesy:JMUSports.com Release:11/09/2010
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Head Coach:  Dave Lombardo, 21st JMU season, 262-161-29; 27th career season, 340-196-37

JMU This Season:  14-6-1 overall, 9-2-0 (second place regular-season) in Colonial Athletic Association; CAA Tournament champion

This Week:
The Dukes travel to Chapel Hill, N.C., site of NCAA Tournament first- and second-round matches, to face Texas in a Nov. 12 game (7:30 p.m.).  Atlantic Coast Conference runner-up and defending NCAA champion North Carolina is the host team and will play Southwestern Conference champion Jackson State in the other first-round match Friday (5 p.m.). 
     Friday's winners meet in a 1 p.m. second-round game Sunday (Nov. 14).

NCAA First & Second Round Ticket InformationTickets for each session are $8 for adults and $5 for students.  Friday's admission is good for both first-round games.  Tickets are currently on sale at the Ticket Center on TarHeelBlue.com.
 
NCAA Tournament Travel/Parking AdvisoryBecause of concurrent women's and men's basketball games on the North Carolina campus Friday evening, fans are encouraged to arrive early for the soccer games.  Public parking will be available in the Highway 54 Lot on South Road, on Stadium Drive, at the Bell Tower Parking Deck and at the Ramshead Parking Deck.  Further information can be found at
http://www.dps.unc.edu/.

Last Week:
The Dukes won the CAA championship with a
2-0 victory at Hofstra on Nov. 7.  That followed a 1-1 semifinal tie with George Mason on Nov. 5.  JMU advanced to the title match after winning a penalty-kick shootout 6-5 over the Patriots.

Stopping the Penalty Kick:  Redshirt senior goalkeeper Diane Wszalek stopped one penalty kick and had a hand on two others in JMU's Nov. 5 CAA semifinal shootout vs. George Mason.  JMU won the shootout 6-5 to advance to the CAA final.
     Wszalek, who didn't make a save during 110 minutes of play prior to the shootout, blocked Abby Zielinski's attempt in the third round to keep things even at 2-2.
     Earlier this season Wszalek stopped her third penalty kick in the last two seasons when she saved the potential tying goal in the second half in the Dukes' 1-0 home win over Villanova on Aug. 29.
     In 2009 she made saves on a PK in a 1-0 loss at Maryland on Sept. 13 and in a 3-2 overtime home win over Towson on Sept. 27. 
    Opponents have converted only twice in the last six PKs taken against the Dukes (excluding the CAA semifinal shootout).  Wszalek was in goal for all six of those PKs.
     JMU's PK shootout in the CAA semifinals marked the first time in school history that the outcome of a Dukes' game was determined in a shootout.

Date, Site & Opponent (Result), PK Result
8/30/2009, home vs. Bucknell (3-0 win), PK was wide
9/2/2009, at Georgetown (4-0 loss), PK was scored
9/13/2009, at Maryland (1-0 loss), PK was saved
9/27/2009, home vs. Towson (3-2 OT win), PK was saved
11/8/2009, vs. UNC Wilmington at Northeastern in CAA final (1-0 loss), PK was scored
8/29/2010, home vs. Villanova (1-0 win), PK was
saved

Scouting Texas:  The Longhorns have an 11-5-4 overall record and are making their eighth trip to the NCAA Tournament.  This fall Texas had a 3-1-1 record against Top 25 teams, including 1-0 victories over then No.10-ranked Brigham Young and then ranked No. 5-ranked Oklahoma State and a 1-1 tie with then-No. 6 ranked Texas A&M.  Both were shutout wins that were part of Texas's eight total.
     Texas finished fifth in the Big 12 Conference regular-season standings. The Longhorns' last game was a 1-0 loss to Oklahoma on Nov. 3 in the Big 12 quarterfinals in San Antonio, Texas.

The Series with TexasJMU and Texas have never met in women's soccer.

JMU's NCAA History
JMU is making its third NCAA appearance in the last four years and its 10th appearance in the final 16 years.  In 2008, the last time JMU played in the NCAA Tournament, the Dukes advanced to the round of 16.
     JMU also advanced to the NCAA round of 16 in 1995 and 1996 and to the round of 32 in 1998, 1999, 2002 and 2007.  In 1997 JMU opened NCAA tournament play in the round of 32.  The other tournament appearance was in 2004.

JMU Year by Year in the NCAA Tournament
Record:  8-9-0

Season

Head Coach

Opponent
(rd to which opponent advanced)

Round

Result

Score

1995 (24)

David Lombardo

at Penn State

First round

Won

2-1

   

at Maryland (quarterfinalist)

Round of 16

Lost

1-6

1996 (32)

David Lombardo

at North Carolina Greensboro

Round of 32

Won

3-1

   

at North Carolina (champion)

Round of 16

Lost

0-5

1997 (32)

David Lombardo

at Virginia (round of 16)

Round of 32

Lost

1-3

1998 (48)

David Lombardo

RADFORD

First round

Won

4-0

   

at Florida (champion)

Round of 32

Lost

1-5

1999 (48)

David Lombardo

PENNSYLVANIA

First round

Won

1-0

   

at Virginia (round of 16)

Round of 32

Lost

1-3

2002 (64)

David Lombardo

at Charlotte

Round of 64

Won

1-0

   

Richmond* (round of 16)

Round of 32

Lost

0-1

2004 (64)

David Lombardo

at Virginia (round of 32)

Round of 64

Lost

0-6

2007 (64)

David Lombardo

Pennsylvania**

Round of 64

Won

2-0

   

at West Virginia (quarterfinalist)

Round of 32

Lost

0-2

2008 (64)

David Lombardo

Georgia***

Round of 64

Won

1-0

   

at Wake Forest

Round of 32

Won

1-0

   

at Portland (quarterfinalist)

Round of 16

Lost

2-3

2010 (64)

David Lombardo

Texas****

Round of 64

?

?

Home games in CAPS
In year column, number in parentheses is size of NCAA field
In opponent column, in parentheses is that team's tournament finish
*at Charlotte
**at West Virginia
***at Wake Forest
****at North Carolina

Dukes Win Third CAA Title:  JMU appeared in its sixth CAA championship game and claimed its third CAA championship with its 2-0 win at Hofstra at Nov. 7.  The Dukes' other conference championships came in 1995 and 2002.  JMU was CAA runner-up in 2001, 2006 and 2009.

JMU Opponents in NCAA TournamentThree of JMU's 2010 opponents are in the NCAA Tournament field:  CAA rival Hofstra (L 0-1; W 2-0), Georgetown (L 0-1) and Virginia Tech (L 2-3).

JMU Ends Nation's Longest Winning Streak:  The Dukes' 2-0 CAA championship win at 18th-ranked (NSCAA) Hofstra on Nov. 7 ended the nation's current longest winning streak.
     It was the first home loss for the Pride since Oct. 9, 2009, a span of 13 games in which Hofstra had a 12-0-1 record.  The tie came against JMU (1-1) on Oct. 25, 2009.
     It also marked the first time that Hofstra had been held without a goal since its 5-0 season-opening loss at nationally ranked Boston College on Aug. 27, a stretch of 18 matches.

Wszalek Tournament's Outstanding Player:  Redshirt senior goalkeeper Diane Wszalek was honored as the CAA Tournament's Most Outstanding Performer after making five saves and earning her league-leading eight shutout of the year in the title game. 
     Wszalek was joined on the all-tournament team by senior forward Cate Tisinger (game-winning goal in championship game), senior midfielder Teresa Rynier (assist in semifinal game) and redshirt junior defender Jessica Barndt

 
Unbeaten Streak at EightThe Dukes enter the NCAA Tournament riding an eight-game (7-0-1) unbeaten streak.  JMU's last loss was a 2-1 overtime defeat at Georgia State on Oct. 8.
     The Dukes have a 10-1-1 record over their last 12 matches.
     JMU saw a six-game winning streak end with its CAA semifinal tie with George Mason.  That streak was the Dukes' longest string of wins this season.

JMU's Longest Unbeaten Streaks

Seasons

Streak

Record

2007

9

8-0-1

2010

8

7-0-1

2006

7

6-0-1

1998

7

6-0-1

1996

7

6-0-1

1999

5

4-0-1

1992

5

4-0-1


JMU's Longest Win Streaks

Seasons

Wins

1997

7

2010

6

1990

6

1995

6

1999

6

1990-91

5

1996

5

1998

5

2002

5

2007

5

2008

5


Seven Dukes Win CAA RecognitionSeven JMU players, including all four senior starters, received CAA postseason honors.
    Senior midfielder Teresa Rynier and redshirt senior goalkeeper Diane Wszalek were named to the All-CAA First Team.  Senior forward Cate Tisinger was selected to the All-CAA Second Team, and senior defender Corinna Strickland and redshirt junior defender Jessica Barndt received All-CAA Third Team honors.
     Freshman defender Becky Sparks and freshman forward Lauren Wilson were voted to the CAA All-Rookie Team.
    The awards, selected in voting by the league's head coaches, were announced Nov. 4.
     Rynier received first-team honors for the third straight season, and Tisinger earned All-CAA second team honors for the third time.  Wszalek, Barndt and Strickland all won all-league recognition for the first time.

Wszalek in the Record Books:  Diane Wszalek posted her eighth shutout of the season in the Dukes' 2-0 CAA title win over Hofstra, and that ties the JMU record set by Jessica Hussey in 2002.
     She also recorded her 30th career overall shutout vs. Hofstra, and in doing so took sole possession of the JMU career record.  She increased her JMU career solo shutout record to 24.

Tisinger Honored:  Cate Tisinger was named to the
Team of the Week by the website TopDrawerSoccer.com for the week ending Nov. 7.  The senior forward scored the game-winner in the Dukes' 2-0 victory at Hofstra in the Colonial Athletic Association championship game on Nov. 7. 

Rynier Recognized for Academic Achievement:  Teresa Rynier has been selected to the ESPN Academic All-District III Team.  A senior majoring in education, Rynier carries a 3.52 grade-point average.  A four-year starter in midfield, she leads JMU in goals (9), assists (11) and points (29).  She also holds all of JMU's assist records, including a career mark of 51.
     Eleven athletes were named to each of three teams, which were selected by a vote of members of the College Sports Information Directors (CoSIDA).
     Rynier joins an elite group of JMU women's soccer athletes to be named to the prestigious team.  She's only the sixth player in the program to be honored.  Others were Ashley Williamson in 1995, Beth McNamara in 2001 and 2002, Natalie Ewell in 2004 and 2006, Melanie Schaffer in 2005 and 2007 and Annie Lowry in 2006 and 2007.

Senior Accomplishments:  JMU's senior class has a cumulative record of 56-26-6, a winning percentage of .670.  That's the second-best winning percentage in school history behind the .718 of the class of 1996.
     Only one Dukes' class (1999 with 57 wins), has won more games than the class of 2011.  The 1998 class also won 56 games.
     The class of 2011 won a school-record 31 CAA regular-season games over the past four seasons.  That far exceeds the previous record of 22 wins by the class of 2000.
    The JMU senior class compiled a CAA record of 31-10-3 for a school-record winning percentage of .739.  The class of 2000 held the JMU former record for CAA winning percentage (22-7-3, .734).

Double-Digit Wins
JMU has won 14 games this season, and that marks the 20th time in the program's 21-year history that the Dukes have won at least 10 matches.
     JMU has won at least 14 games six times in the program's history, including a school-record 17 wins in 2007.

JMU in the NCAA Stats:  In the latest
NCAA Statistics  (games through Nov. 7), Teresa Rynier ranks 12th in assists (11).

JMU in the CAA Stats:  In the latest CAA Statistics (games through Nov. 7), Teresa Rynier is first in assists (11) and assist average (0.52), is tied for first in points (29) and is second in points average (1.38).   Diane Wszalek leads the CAA in shutouts (8) and shutout average (0.38) and is second in goals-against average (0.98).

National Rankings:  JMU and JMU opponents Hofstra and Texas are ranked or are receiving votes in the latest national polls.  The Dukes are receiving votes in the NSCAA coaches poll.
     Virginia, whom the Dukes tied 1-1 in a preseason scrimmage in Charlottesville on Aug. 15, is also ranked.
 
JMU Opponents in the National Polls (Nov. 8/9)

School, Game Date, Site (Result), Ranking*
Virginia, Aug. 15, away (scrimmage) (1-1 tie), 8th/11th
Hofstra, Sept. 24, home (L 0-1), 23rd/23rd
Hofstra, Nov. 7, away (W 2-0), 23rd/23rd
Texas, Nov. 12, neutral, votes/nr
*NSCAA/Soccer America

In the Region:  JMU and three of the Dukes' opponents are ranked or receiving votes in the Nov. 8 Mid-Atlantic Region Top 10 (NSCAA).  Ranked are Hofstra (#2), JMU (#3), George Mason (#7) and Princeton (#6).
     JMU opponents ranked in other regions include Georgetown (#6 in Northeast) and Virginia Tech (tied #9 in Southeast) and Texas (tied #5 in Central).

On the JMU Career Lists:
 
***Complete career listing can be found at the end of this article***

Goals:  Senior Cate Tisinger moved from tied for 11th place to sole possession of 11th with 24 goals.  Senior Teresa Rynier netted her 20th career goal and moved from tied for 13th place to sole possession of 13th place.

Assists:
  Rynier, who entered the 2010 season holding the school record for career assists with 40, boosted her career total to 51 with an assist in the CAA semifinals.  Tisinger remains in sixth place with 24.

Points:  Rynier remains in fifth place but now has 91 points.  Tisinger increased her total to 72 and moved from 10th to tied for ninth place.

Saves:  Redshirt senior Diane Wszalek remains in third place, and her career total now stands at 310 saves.  Late in the regular season she passed Stacy Bilodeau (1994-97), who made 300 career stops.

Complete-Game (Solo) Shutouts:  Wszalek has eight shutouts this season and a school-record 24 career solo shutouts.  Earlier she broke the school record of 21 set by Jessica Hussey (2002-05). 

Total Shutouts (Solo & Shared):  With her shutout in the Dukes' 2-0 CAA championship win over Hofstra, Wszalek took sole possession of the school record with 30.  She previously shared the record of 29 with Stacy Bilodeau (1994-97) and Hussey (2002-05).  Both Bilodeau (1995) and Hussey (2002) were goalkeepers on JMU's previous two CAA champion teams.

CAREER LISTS
Career Goals

Rank

Player

Goals

Seasons

 1.

Ashley Williamson

55

1992-95

 2.

Corky Julien

44

2006-09

 3.

Therese Wolden

39

1995-98

 4.

Kim Argy

34

2001-05

 5.

Julie Reule

30

1991-94

 

Aimee Grahe

30

1996-99

 7.

Jamie Dykes

29

1991-94

 

Annie Lowry

29

2004-07

 9.

Kerri O'Connell

28

1990,92-93

10.

Tasha Ellis

26

1995-97

11.

Cate Tisinger

24

2007-10

12.

Kristi Palmaccio

23

1993-96

13.

Teresa Rynier

20

2007-10


Career Assists

Rank

Player

Assists

Seasons

 1.

Teresa Rynier

51

2007-10

2.

Carrie Proost

36

1990-94

 3.

Julie Reule

33

1991-94

 4.

Aimee Vaughan

28

1994-97

 5.

Samantha Andersch

27

1993-96

6.

Cate Tisinger

24

2007-10

7.

Therese Wolden

23

1995-98


Career Points

Rank

Player

Goals

Assists

Points

Seasons

 1.

Ashley Williamson

55

18

128

1992-95

 2.

Corky Julien

44

14

102

2006-09

 3.

Therese Wolden

39

23

101

1995-98

 4.

Julie Reule

30

33

93

1991-94

5.

Teresa Rynier

20

51

91

2007-10

6.

Kim Argy

34

10

78

2001-05

7.

Jamie Dykes

29

17

75

1991-94

8.

Annie Lowry

29

16

74

2004-07

9.

Aimee Grahe

30

12

72

1996-99

 

Cate Tisinger

24

24

72

2007-10

Career Saves

 

Goalkeeper

Saves

Seasons

1.

Jessica Hussey

370

2002-05

2.

Suzanne Wilson

347

1998-01

3.

Diane Wszalek

310

2006-10

4.

Stacy Bilodeau

300

1994-97

Career Shutouts, Complete Game

 

Goalkeeper

Games

Shutouts

Seasons

1.

Diane Wszalek

78

24

2006-10

2.

Jessica Hussey

85

21

2002-05

3.

Suzanne Wilson

67

16

1998-01


Career Shutouts, Total (Complete Game & Shared)

 

Goalkeeper

Games

Shutouts

Seasons

1.

Diane Wszalek

76

30

2006-10

2.

Stacy Bilodeau

75

29

1994-97

 

Jessica Hussey

85

29

2002-05


Earlier Notes
Aug. 18
Aug. 25
Aug. 31
Sept. 7
Sept. 15
Sept. 21
Sept. 28
Oct. 5
Oct. 12
Oct. 19
Oct. 26
Nov. 2

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