Announcing the 2011 Departmental Award WinnersOn May 5, the Brandeis Department of Athletics held its annual End-Of-Year banquet. Eight outstanding senior student-athletes were presented awards, while two others were honored as senior speakers. Click the headline to read more!
Women's soccer puts four on All-New England squadSenior Taryn Martiniello led a complement of four Brandeis women's soccer players selected to the NSCAA Division III All-New England team. The back was a second-team choice, while classmates Sofia Vallone and Tiffany Pacheco were third-team honorees at forward and junior Alanna Torre was named a third-team midfielder.
Women's soccer bows to Williams in NCAA tourney second roundOne of the most successful season in Brandeis women's soccer history came to a close today, as the Judges fell to Williams, 6-0, in the second round of the NCAA Division III tournament. Class of '11 members Ellie Einhorn, Taryn Martiniello, Tiffany Pacheco and Sofia Vallone will go down as the winningest senior class in program history with 51 victories.
Rookies lead Brandeis women past Castleton State, 2-1, in NCAA Tourney openerThe Brandeis women's soccer team got goals from rookies Mary Shimko and Hilary Andrews today as the Judges defeated Castleton State College, 2-1, in the opening round of the NCAA Division III Tourmament. Thanks to their first-ever NCAA tournament win, the Judges move on to face Williams College Sunday at 1 p.m.
Five from Brandeis women's soccer claim All-UAA honorsThe Brandeis women's soccer had five players recognized by the UAA for their efforts this season. Senior forward Sofia Vallone earned first-team All-UAA honors, while senior forward Tiffany Pacheco and junior midfielder Alanna Torre were second-team honorees. Junior midfielder Ellie Einhorn and senior back Taryn Martiniello earned honorable mention.
Einhorn pushes #25 women to brink of NCAAs with 2-0 win at NYUBrandeis senior midfielder Ellie Einhorn had a goal and an assist today, to help lead the Judges to a 2-0 win at NYU in the team's regular-season finale. Einhorn assisted Sofia Vallone's record-tying 17th goal of the season in the 34th minute and added an insurance goal in the 69th minute. The Judges await their postseason fate on Monday morning.
Martiniello named to Academic All-District Second TeamBrandeis senior defender and tri-captain Taryn Martiniello has been selected to the ESPN Academic All-District I Second Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Martiniello has helped the 25th-ranked Judges to a 13-4-1 record, playing every minute of every game, while carrying a 3.67 grade point average as an economics and business double major.
Women's soccer returns to top 25Coming off their 2-0 upset at Washington University, the Brandeis women's soccer team has returned to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Division III Top 25. The Judges wrap up the regular season this Saturday morning at NYU and then await their postseason fate on Monday.
Slow start costs women's soccer at Chicago in 2-0 lossThe Brandeis women couldn't recover from an early 2-0 deficit and the University of Chicago kept the Judges at bay in the second half as the Maroons clinched the 2010 UAA title. Sophomore Francine Kofinas made nine saves in the losing effort.
Women's soccer stuns WashU, 2-0, to move into second place in UAASecond half goals by junior Alanna Torre and senior Sofia Vallone were all the Brandeis women's soccer team needed as they defeated Washington University, 2-0, in a key UAA match-up. Francine Kofinas tied her career best with nine saves. With the win, the Judges sit alone in second place in the league headed to first-place Chicago on Sunday.
Seniors star as women's soccer routs Lesley, 10-0, in last home game of regular seasonThe Brandeis women's soccer Class of 2011 accounted for seven goals and six assists tonight as the Judges defeated Lesley University in their last scheduled home game on Gordon Field. Sofia Vallone led the way with three goals and two assists, while Tiffany Pacheco had a goal and three helpers. Taryn Martiniello added two goals and an assist, while Ellie Einhorn had one goal.
Peterson, Kofinas take Judges to seventh shutoutThe Judges shut out the Polar Bears, 1-0 under the lights. Keeper Francine Kofinas made six stops, advancing to second place in the UAA for total saves. Rookie Kelly Peterson scored her first career goal.
Brandeis SAAC celebrates Athletic Homecoming WeekendThe Brandeis Student Athlete Advisory Committee is celebrating the weekend of October 16th as Athletic Homecoming Weekend! With a full slate of University Athletic Association action, SAAC will be providing plenty of treats on Gordon Field for soccer and in the Gosman Center for volleyball. Click the headline for details!!
Mimi Theodore's two assists lead #23 Judges past Clark, 2-1Junior Mimi Theodore registered her team-leading sixth and seventh assists of the season to help the 23rd-ranked Brandeis women's soccer team past Clark University, 2-1, in a non-conference showdown. Theodore's cross in the 87th minute was headed home by rookie Mary Shimko for the win.
UAA Road Trip coming to BrandeisAtlanta-based writer Kevin Austin is touring all of the UAA campuses in his 1984 RV, Honey, as he prepares a book celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Association. Austin will be visiting all eight UAA cities this season to watch soccer matches. He'll see the Judges in action next weekend at home against Emory. Check out his UAA Road Trip Blog!
Women's soccer vs. Tufts at home postponedBecause of inclement weather, the Brandeis women's soccer match, scheduled for today, October 6 at 7 p.m., against Tufts University was canceled. A make-up date was unable to be scheduled.
Andrews, Kofinas lead No. 18 women's soccer past Wellesley, 1-0A pair of youngsters helped the Brandeis women's soccer team maintain their status as the No. 18 team in the nation this afternoon. Rookie reserve forward Hilary Andrews scored the game's only goal, while sophomore goalkeeper Francine Kofinas made eight saves for her first collegiate shutout, 1-0, at Wellesley.
Brandeis women's soccer cracks NSCAA Top 25For the first time since 2004, the Brandeis women's soccer team has entered the national rankings. On the strength of their 6-1-1 record and seven-game unbeaten streak, the Judges are No. 18 in Division III headed into Wednesday's tilt at Wellesley.
Vallone scores twice as Judges blitz Simmons, 5-0Senior forward Sofia Vallone tallied her second two-goal game of the season today as the Judges traveled to Simmons College and emerged with a 5-0 win. Brandeis improved to 6-1-1 after scoring four times in the first six minutes of action.
Fall teams off to fast startsFor the first time in recent memory all five Brandeis fall teams are ranked among the top 10 in New England. With two nationally-ranked cross country squads leading the way, men's soccer off to its best start in 25 years and women's soccer and volleyball performing well, it's been a great first month for the Judges!
Vallone rallies women's soccer past Gordon, 3-1Senior Sofia Vallone scored two goals just over two minutes apart today as the women's soccer team, ranked fourth in New England, came from behind to defeat Gordon College, 3-1. Vallone now leads the team with four goals this season.
Pacheco, Mimi Theodore lead Judges past RWU, 6-0Senior forward Tiffany Pacheco matched career-highs with three assists and five points, while junior forward Mimi Theodore scored the game's first two goals as the women's soccer team routed Roger Williams, 6-0. Theodore headed home a Pacheco corner kick in the eighth minute for the game-winner.
Women's soccer moves to 3-1-1 with 2-1 win over Bridgewater StateSeniors Ellie Einhorn and Tiffany Pacheco found the back of the net for the Judges, who won for the third time in the last four games. Einhorn's goal in the 34th minute was her first of the season, while Pacheco's game-winner in the 55th minute was the 23rd of her career, moving her into 10th all-time.
Set pieces lead women's soccer past Springfield, 3-1The Brandeis women's soccer scored twice on set pieces in the first half as the Judges topped Springfield, 3-1, in a battle of regionally-ranked teams. Junior Mimi Theodore had the game-winning goal and an assist in the contest, while classmate Ali Maresca and senior Sofia Vallone also found the back of the net.
Brandeis women's soccer 2010 season previewWith three-straight berths in the ECAC tournament finals, including titles in 2007 and 2008, Brandeis women's soccer head coach Denise Dallamora hopes her 31st season is the year the Judges break through and reach the NCAA tournament. The Judges, who finished 10-6-5 overall, 3-3-1 and tied for fourth in the UAA in 2009, return all but three starters in 2010.