On 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!
Senior 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.
One 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.
The 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.
The 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.
For the second time in school history, the Brandeis women's soccer team is headed to the NCAA Division III tournament! The Judges, who finished third in the UAA with a record of 14-4-1, take on Castleton State College Saturday at 1:30 p.m. UPDATE! All of this weekend's games will be broadcast on WBRS-FM on-line. Click the headline for more details!
Brandeis 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.
Brandeis 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.
Coming 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.
The 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.
Second 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.
The 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.
The 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.
Sophomore goalkeeper Francine Kofinas made a career-high nine saves today, but it wasn't enough to keep visiting Emory at bay, as the 15th-ranked Eagles upended the No. 23 Judges, 2-0. Brandeis falls to 10-3-1 on the season.
The 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!!
Junior 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.
Atlanta-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!
Senior Sofia Vallone and junior Alexander Farr were named UAA women's and men's soccer Offensive Player of the Week to October 4. For Vallone it marks the second week in a row she has earned the honor.
On the heels of wins over Wellesley, 1-0, and Case Western Reserve, 5-1, the Brandeis women's soccer team moved up three spots in the NSCAA Division III National poll to 15th in the country. The Judges are back in action against Tufts on Wednesday evening at 7 p.m.
Senior Sofia Vallone had her fourth multiple-goal game of the season and her third in the last four games as the Judges defeated Case, 5-1, in the UAA opener for both squads. With the win, the 18th-ranked Judges improve to 8-1-1, having won seven in a row, their longest streak since 2004.
A 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.
After scoring four goals in two games - including both game-winners, senior forward Sofia Vallone was named the University Athletic Association Offensive Player of the Week for the week ending Sept. 26.
For 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.
Senior 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.
For 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!
Senior 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.
Senior 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.