Women's Soccer Headlines

March 22, 2013
Apgar, Smith, Halen Tabbed as Women's Soccer Captains
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Head women's soccer coach Paul Vasconcelos has announced his team's captains for the 2013 season.

March 5, 2013
Men's and Women's Alumni Soccer Game Scheduled for April 20th
On Saturday, April 20th, the Lesley University Alumni Relations and Athletics Departments will team up to host the first annual alumni soccer game. The event will have a women's game and

January 2, 2013
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.– The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) has released its 2012 Team Academic awards for the year with both the Lesley University men’s and women’s programs earning the prestigious distinction.

December 9, 2012
(CAMBRIDGE, Mass.) – Senior Kate Ryder (Glastonbury, Conn.) has been named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-New England First Team.

November 4, 2012
(CAMBRIDGE, Mass.)- Hannah Landerholm (Edmonds, Wash.) headed home a cross from Veronica Halen (San Diego, Calif.) with 1:49 remaining in regulation propelling top-seeded Lesley University past No. 2 seed Regis College 1-0 in the championship game of the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) tournament on Sunday afternoon in Cambridge, Mass. With the victory the Lynx earn the automatic bid to the NCAA Women's Soccer Championship Tournament slated to begin on Nov. 8 and 10-11.

November 2, 2012
(CAMBRIDGE, Mass.)- Three different players scored as No. 1 seed Lesley University defeated No. 4 seed Becker College 3-0 in the semifinals of the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) Women’s Soccer Championship Tournament on Friday evening at Edward Field in Cambridge, Mass. With the victory the Express advance to the NECC championship game against No. 2 seed Regis College (11-2-3), who defeated No. 3 seed Elms College (8-10-2) 1-0 earlier in the day.

October 29, 2012
Undefeated Lynx set to host NECC Tournament
After finishing undefeated in league play for a fourth consecutive year, the Lynx play host to the NECC Women's Soccer Tournament.

October 27, 2012
Contre, seniors shine in final home game in 6-0 win
Kelsey Fitzgerald and Kate Ryder each scored goals, with fellow senior Chelsea Contre tallying her first two goals of the season in the Lynx 6-0 win over Daniel Webster in the team's home finale.

October 24, 2012
Landerholm, Lynx pull away from Mariners with strong second
Lesley broke a scoreless halftime tie with three second half goals in topping Mitchell 3-0 Wednesday afternoon. Hannah Landerholm opened the scoring with her first goal as a Lynx at 56:35.

October 20, 2012
Second half surge sends Lynx past Blazers, 4-0
Veronica Halen scored two goals and added an assist in Lesley's 4-0 win over host Elms College on Saturday.

October 18, 2012
Defensive Judges shut down Lynx, snap Lesley win streak
Lesley had its five-match winning streak and eight-match unbeaten streak snapped Thursday night in a 1-0 loss at Brandeis.

October 16, 2012
Giusti double-overtime game-winner in 110th minute stuns Pride
Alexis Giusti scored the game-winning goal with 18 seconds remaining in double-overtime, lifting Lesley to a 1-0 win and keeping the Lynx undefeated in league play.

October 14, 2012
Lynx improve to 5-0 after 4-0 shutout of Nighthawks
Three Lynx scored their third goals of the season as Lesley improved to 5-0-0 in NECC play with a 4-0 shutout of visiting Newbury.

October 7, 2012
Lesley silences Wildcats behind Decareau's four scores
Junior Casey Decareau recorded a career-high four goals in Lesley's 10-0 victory over Wheelock Sunday afternoon.

October 3, 2012
Halen, Giusti, Lynx whack Wildcats with wild second half, 8-0
Veronica Halen recorded her first career hat trick and Lexi Giusti added two goals as Lesley used five goals in the first 11:07 of the second half to break open a 1-0 halftime lead in thumping Bay Path, 8-0.

September 29, 2012
Lynx move to 2-0 in NECC with 2-0 triumph at Becker
Women's soccer improved to 7-1-2 overall and 2-0 in NECC play with a 2-0 win at Becker on Saturday. Kate Ryder scored for the fourth time in six games for the Lynx.

September 25, 2012
Women's soccer works road tie at MIT
Lesley women's soccer tied with intracity rival MIT Tuesday afternoon in non-conference women's soccer play. Emileigh Lloyd went 110 minutes in net for the shutout.

September 22, 2012
Lynx chase down Mountaineers for 2-1 comeback win
Lesley erased a 1-0 deficit in the final minutes with a goal from Sarah Apgar before Kate Ryder provided the game-winner with under two minutes remaining as Lesley stunned Southern Vermont with a 2-1 win.

September 20, 2012
Women's soccer forced to settle for tie at Curry
Lesley outshot the Colonials 32-16 on the night, but it took a second half Sarah Apgar goal to force a 1-1 tie after 110 minutes of play Thursday night.

September 18, 2012
Five-game winning streak snapped as Lynx fall at Endicott
Kate Ryder scored her second goal on Lexi Giusti's league-leading fourth assist, but Lesley had its season-opening five-game winning streak snapped, 2-1 at Endicott in non-league play.

September 10, 2012
Halen named NECC Player of the Week
Lesley's Veronica Halen has been named NECC Player of the Week after scoring three goals in three wins in the undefeated Lynx 3-0 week.

September 9, 2012
Lynx improve to 5-0 with 3-0 win over Maine-Farmington
Behind a goal and two assists from sophomore Alexis Giusti, Lesley University improved to 5-0-0 to open 2012.

September 8, 2012
Halen, Lynx top Maritime for fourth straight 2-0 win
Veronica Halen scored both Lynx goals in the second half as the Lynx improved to 4-0 with a fourth consecutive 2-0 win over Mass Maritime on Saturday.

September 6, 2012
Giusti, Halen power Lynx past Lions in home opener
Lesley improved to 3-0 with a third straight 2-0 victory by beating Eastern Nazarene in the Lynx home opener Thursday night at Edward Field.

September 2, 2012
Deuces wild: Lynx improve to 2-0 with second 2-0 win
Lesley improved to 2-0 in earning a second 2-0 win as Veronica Halen's two assists led the Lynx past Mount Ida on Sunday.

August 31, 2012
Women's soccer shuts out Suffolk in season opener
Alexis Giusti and Melinda Robinson each scored second half goals as the Lynx earned a season-opening 2-0 win at Suffolk Friday afternoon, with Guisti's header being the deciding goal.

August 28, 2012
Lynx women's teams win fourth straight Champions Cup
Lesley's won a fourth straight NECC Champions Cup on the women's side, the league announced. The Lynx men's teams finished in fourth place.

August 24, 2012
Lynx women's soccer makes a difference at Cradles to Crayons
Lesley women's soccer took time out of its preseason training schedule to volunteer at Cradles to Crayons, a Boston non-profit that aids children and families in need.

August 23, 2012
Women's soccer tabbed as preseason favorites in NECC
The NECC 2011 regular season champion Lynx have been selected to finish in first place again in 2012, the league announced in its preseason poll on Thursday.

July 9, 2012
Regular season champion Lynx release 2012 soccer schedule
After its third straight undefeated season in NECC play, women's soccer has released its 2012 schedule, another challenging slate with an early start.

June 4, 2012
Eight newcomers highlight 2012 women's soccer recruiting class
After graduating five players from its 2011 team that went undefeated in NECC play, Lesley’s sixth-year head coach Paul Vasconcelos announced his eight-member recruiting class.

May 31, 2012
Soccer, softball star Fralick named NECC Athlete of the Year
Women's soccer and softball All-New England performer Jenna Fralick has been named NECC Female Athlete of the Year, a career athletics, academics, leadership and community service award.

February 3, 2012
Coyne, Fitzgerald, Ryder tabbed as women's soccer captains
Head women’s soccer coach Paul Vasconcelos has announced his women's soccer team’s captains for the 2012 season.