Women’s Soccer Has Strong End to Their Season

The Dickinson College women’s soccer team had four players named to the United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division III All-Mid-Atlantic Team.

Sammi Werner ’21 , Sports Editor

The Dickinson College women’s soccer team had an incredible end to their season in the Third Round of the NCAA Division III National Championship. Although they had an unfortunate 0-2 loss to Johns Hopkins on Saturday, Nov. 23, they put up a brilliant fight and had an amazing showing for Dickinson College.  

Johns Hopkins got a goal in in the first half as well as one in the second half to secure the victory over Dickinson. The Red Devils played strong with 9 shots with 8 of them on goal. Each shot on goal was well done and well placed but unfortunately they were not completed. This was topped in numbers by Johns Hopkins who had 22 shots with 12 of them on goal.  

The loss in this game still brought the team to matching the school record with 16 overall wins. They had a final record of 16-3-4. The three losses were all from teams that were nationally ranked. These included Messiah who was the top rank and Johns Hopkins was two of the losses. 

After this game, the women had four players that were named to the 2019 United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division III All-Mid-Atlantic Women’s soccer team. The team came out on Monday, Dec. 2.  

Addy Zandi ’20 was the first player named. It was her second time to be named to the squad. She was second on the team overall in scoring with 7 goals and 8 assists. She is eighth in program history with 17 overall assists and 16 goals.  

Next was Meg Tate ’23 who was the Centennial Conference Rookie of the Year. Tate led the league in goals and points. She finished the season second in program history with 20 goals. She broke the conference record for the fastest goal to start a game, scoring just 11 seconds into the game against Bryn Mawr.  

She was joined by Carli Boyer ’22 who had a record breaking year as a goalie. She had 12 shutouts, setting a school record. She holds the top spot in career goals-against as well at 0.56. The final addition was Lauren Bracken ’23 who was one of only two first years to be named to the squad alongside Tate. Bracken and Tate were the first two rookies to be named First-team All-Centennial in the same season for the same school in the history of the Centennial Conference. 

Ted Zingman was voted the conference Coach of the year.  

The women all had unforgettable seasons where all their hard work payed off. 

We look forward to the next season to come to be able to watch the incredible successes that the women will continue to demonstrate with a strong set of  players and a coach that will lead them to victory.