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Graves, Birkmeyer, and DeMember Named All-MSAC

October 27, 2016

2016 MSAC Women's Soccer

Three Tompkins Cortland Community College women's soccer players have been named to the 2016 Mid-State Athletic Conference all-conference team. Sophomores Molly Graves (Newark Valley H.S./Newark Valley) and Tara Birkmeyer (Newark Valley H.S./Berkshire) and freshman Anasah DeMember (Elmira H.S./Elmira) were among the 20 players were voted to the all-conference team by the coaches from the seven MSAC soccer programs. Conference champion SUNY Broome had the most selections with six, followed by runner-up Finger Lakes Community College with five. Tompkins Cortland and Onondaga Community College each had three, Jefferson Community College had two, and Cayuga Community College had a single selection.

It was the first time Birkmeyer and DeMember have been honored, but Graves was a repeat selection at goalkeeper. She is the first Panther to repeat as on the all-MSAC team since Sara Sinnigen and Erika Faberzak both accomplished the feat in 2012-13.

This year marks the 12th consecutive season Tompkins Cortland has had at least three players named all-conference.

Panther's Left Out of Postseason

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

No postseason for the Panthers men's and women's soccer teams. The NJCAA Region III playoff seedings were announced Saturday night and neither Tompkins Cortland team earned a bid. First time in over a decade that the playoffs won't include both teams.

Panthers Fall to Nation's Top Team

Tompkins Cortland Community College

Playing on the road against the top-ranked team in the nation Wednesday, the Tompkins Cortland Community College women’s soccer team couldn’t keep up. The Panthers lost by a score of 4-0 to end the regular season with a record of 6-7-1 overall, 5-6-1 in Region III, and 3-3 in the Mid-State Athletic Conference. Broome is 15-1 overall, 15-0 in Region III, and 6-0 in the MSAC.

Broome took advantage early, scoring in the sixth minute of play and then again three minutes later. The Hornets made it 3-0 in the 23rd minute and then scored the final goal in the opening minutes of the second half. Tompkins Cortland keeper Molly Graves (Newark Valley H.S./Newark Valley) recorded 18 saves on the day.

With the regular season finished, the Panthers now await word on a possible NJCAA playoff bid. The seedings for the postseason tournament will be announced Saturday evening. Tompkins Cortland, a regional finalist last year, has made the postseason 11 straight years.

Roster–2013 Women's Soccer

2013 Tompkins Cortland  Women's Soccer

No. Name Pos. Year Ht. Wt. High School/Hometown
0/31 Emily Hilliker GK Fr. 5-5 Pulaski/Pulaski
2 Lindsey Hack D Fr. 5-4 Chazy/Chazy
3 Samantha Bingay D Fr. 5-6 Roscoe/Roscoe
5 Jami Sedlacek F/M Fr. 5-1 Livingston Manor/Livingston Manor
6 Hannah Wotherspoon M Fr. 5-4 Onteora/West Hurley
8 Erika Faberzak F So. 5-4 Cortland/Cortland
9 Hannah Wildenstein M Fr. 5-7 Dryden/Freeville
10 Amy Filupeit M So. 5-5 Margaretville/Margaretville
12 Hannah Foederer M Fr. 5-7 Pulaski/Pulaski
13 Mercedes Kendall D/M So. 5-5 Union-Endicott/Endicott
14 Sabrina Tilton D So. 5-6 Lansing/Lansing
15 Toni Gray M Fr. 5-7 Sandy Creek/Sandy Creek
16 Brittany Richmond D Fr. 5-4 Red Creek/Red Creek
17 Megan Reynolds M Fr. 5-4 Chazy/Chazy
19 Taylor Liebowitz F So. 5-5 Emmaus/Allentown, Penn.
22 Shelby Goodrich M/F So. 5-4 Minisink Valley/Otisville
23 Sara Sinnigen D So. 5-6 Dryden/Dryden
24 Ciara Tallman D Fr. 5-8 Cortland/Cortland
30 Chelsy Kern GK So. 5-10 Candor/Candor

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Statistics–Women's Soccer

Women's Soccer

2016 Season

Overall (6-7-1)
MSAC (3-3), Region III (5-6-1)

Statistics

Previous Seasons

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011 and previous years

Records

Team Records

Most Wins (Season)

15 (2005)
14 (2007)
13 (2011)

Most Consecutive Wins (Season)

11 (2005)
11 (2011)
7 (2007)

Best Winning Percentage (Season)

.833 (2005)
.778 (2007)
.722 (2011)

Most Goals (Game)

11 (vs. Jamestown CC, 9/20/98)
9 (at Niagara County CC, 10/11/03)
8 (vs. Cayuga CC, 10/16/13)
8 (at Corning CC, 10/9/13)
8 (vs. Jamestown CC-Cattaraugus, 9/25/13)
8 (vs. Erie CC, 9/21/13)
8 (vs. Cayuga CC, 9/8/07)
8 (at Cayuga CC, 9/14/02)
8 (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 9/17/98)

Most Goals (Season)

59 (2013)
52 (1998)
48 (2005)

Best Goals Per Game Average (Season)

3.7 (2013)
3.5 (1998)
3.0 (2005)

Biggest Margin of Victory (Game)

11 (vs. Jamestown CC, 9/20/98)
8 (vs. Cayuga CC, 10/16/13)
8 (at Corning CC, 10/9/13)
8 (vs. Jamestown CC-Cattaraugus, 9/25/13)
8 (vs. Erie CC, 9/21/13)
8 (vs. Cayuga CC, 9/8/07)
8 (at Niagara County CC, 10/11/03)
8 (at Cayuga CC, 9/14/02)
8 (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 9/17/98)

Most Assists (Game)

10 (vs. Columbia-Greene CC, 9/24/06)
10 (at Finger Lakes CC, 9/20/06)
7 (vs. Jefferson CC, 10/15/06)
7 (at Niagara County CC, 10/11/03)

Most Assists (Season)

51 (2006)
50 (1998)
43 (2005)

Fewest Goals Allowed (Season)

15 (2007)
15 (2011)
18 (1998)

Fewest Goals Allowed Per Game (Season)

0.83 (2007)
0.83 (2011)
1.00 (2015)

 

Most All-MSAC Players

6 (2010)
5 (2005)
5 (2007)
5 (1998)

Most All-Region Players

4 (2007)
4 (2005)
4 (2011)
4 (2015)

Individual Records - Player

Most Points (Game)

10 Stephanie Hodgson (5g, 9/20/98)
8 Courtney Henry (4g, 9/23/09)
8 Courtney Henry (3g, 2a, 9/18/09)
8 Laura Thomas (4g, 10/20/02)

Most Points (Season)

55 Danielle Hiza (2007)
46 Heather Kowalczyk (2005)
45 Marie Valentino (2003)

Most Points (Career)

84 Danielle Hiza (2007-08)
74 Heather Kowalczyk (2005-06)
57 Kendra Wagstaff (2010-11)

Most Goals (Game)

5 Stephanie Hodgson (1998)
4 Laura Thomas (2002)
4 Courtney Henry (9/23/09)

Most Goals (Season)

25 Danielle Hiza (2007)
19 Marie Valentino (2003)
19 Heather Kowalczyk (2005)

Most Goals (Career)

36 Danielle Hiza (2007-08)
27 Heather Kowalczyk (2005-06)
25 Kendra Wagstaff (2010-11)

Most Assists (Game)

4 Chenoa Shields (9/20/98)
3 Kim Natoli (10/7/07)
3 Heather Kowalczyk (9/20/06)
3 Jaclyn Rasmussenn (9/26/98)
3 Chenoa Shields (9/17/98)

Most Assists (Season)

15 Chenoa Shields (1998)
12 Jaclyn Rasmussenn (1998)
12 Heather Kowalczyk (2006)

Most Assists (Career)

20 Heather Kowalczyk (2005-06)
17 Caitlin Smith (2005-06)
16 Ashley Finton (2005-06)

Individual Records - Goalkeeper

Best Goals Against Average (Season)

0.6 Danielle Salisbury (2005)
0.7 Andi Mowry (2007)
0.83 Samijo Scheer (2011)

Best Goals Against Average (Career)

0.93 Samijo Scheer (2010-11)
1.6 Casey Ebeling (2006-07)

Most Shutouts (Season)

8 Samijo Scheer (2011)
8 Danielle Salisbury (2005)
7 Emma Augustine (2014)

Most Shutouts (Career)

14 Samijo Scheer (2010-11)
11 Casey Ebeling (2006-07)
8 Danielle Salisbury (2005)

Team Playoff Records

Most Goals (Playoff Game)

5 (vs. Clinton CC, 10/24/15)
3 (vs. Clinton CC, 10/21/11)
3 (vs. North Country CC, 10/19/13)

Most Assists (Playoff Game)

3 (vs. North Country CC, 10/19/13)
2 (vs. Erie CC, 10/18/08)
2 (at Jefferson CC, 10/21/08)
2 (vs. Clinton CC, 10/21/11)
2 (vs. Clinton CC, 10/24/15)
2 (at Genesee CC, 10/27/15)

Individual Playoff Records

Most Points (Playoff Game)

4, Angela Halliday (vs. Clinton CC, 10/21/11)
4, Devin Blanchard (vs. Clinton CC, 10/24/15)
3, Erika Faberzak (vs. North Country CC, 10/19/13)
3, Shaylee Howaniec (vs. Clinton CC, 10/21/11)
3, Jaclyn Sutton (vs. Broome CC, 10/25/05)
3, Emma DeLisio (at Genesee CC, 10/27/15)

Most Goals (Playoff Game)

2, Angela Halliday (vs. Clinton CC, 10/21/11)
2, Devin Blanchard (vs. Clinton CC, 10/24/15)

Most Assists (Playoff Game)

1, Several times (-)

Honors

Total All-Region Players
31

Total All-MSAC Players
52

Miscellaneous Honors
NSCAA/adidas North Region Coach of the Year (2007)
Region III Coach of the Year (2005)
MSAC Coach of the Year (2005, 2014)
MSAC Champions (2005, 2010-co, 2015-co)
MSAC Player of the Year (2005)

Total NJCAA All-American Players
6

          

Coaches–Women's Soccer

Robert Rice

Head Coach

Robert Rice Coach Rice has led the Panthers for four season, and directed the team to the best season in program history in 2015. Tompkins Cortland advanced to the Region III championship game last year, continuing the steady climb for the program since Rice took over. He took over as head coach for the 2012 season after serving as the women's assistant for two years and men's assistant for four years. During his time with the Tompkins Cortland soccer programs, the Panthers have made the NJCAA playoffs each season, including reaching the Region III semifinals in both 2013 and 2014. He has been on the sidelines for over 100 wins for the Panthers, including 37 during his four years time as head coach.

In addition to coaching soccer, Coach Rice was the assistant coach on the College's softball team in 2011, helping the Panthers to a regional title and a third-place finish at the national tournament. He also served as Tompkins Cortland's head women's basketball coach from 2006-2008.

Coach Rice played soccer at Herkimer County Community College before receiving his bachelor's degree from Cortland State.

Contact: rdr@tompkinscortland.edu, 607-844-8222, Ext.4496


Emerson Caiza

Assistant Coach

Coach Caiza joins the Panthers staff for 2016, but he is no stranger to the College. He played for Tompkins Cortland in 2006 and 2007, earning all-conference honors both seasons and all-region honors in 2007 when the team won the MSAC and made it to the Region III semifinals. After graduating from Tompkins Cortland he went to Cortland State, where he continued his on-field success, helping the red Dragons to a SUNYAC title his first season on campus. A graduate of Ithaca High, Coach Caiza brings a calm demeanor and tremendous soccer insights to Coach Rice's staff.

Contact: athletics@tompkinscortland.edu


Chris Thomas

Assistant Coach

Contact: athletics@tompkinscortland.edu


Desja Rucker

Manager

Contact: athletics@tompkinscortland.edu


Highlights–2013 Women's Soccer

Panthers Knock Off Another Top-Ten Team

Saturday, August 31, 2013

For the second time this season, the Tompkins Cortland Community College women's soccer team has beaten a nationally-ranked opponent. Playing at home Saturday, the Panthers beat #5-ranked Holyoke Community College (Mass.) by a score of 2-0. Last week, Tompkins Cortland opened the season with a win over #10-ranked Anne Arundel Community College (Md.). Tompkins Cortland is now 2-1 overall and 2-0 against fellow Division III teams. Saturday’s game was the season opener for Holyoke.

The game’s first score came in the 19th minute. Erika Faberzak (Cortland H.S./Cortland) played a corner kick into the box that Mercedes Kendall (Union-Endicott H.S./Endicott) headed into the back of the net. Seven minutes later, Shelby Goodrich (Minisink Valley H.S./Otisville) took a long pass from Hannah Wildenstein (Dryden H.S./Freeville) and made the score 2-0. The defense, anchored by goalie Chelsy Kern (Candor H.S./Candor) and sweeper Sara Sinnigen (Dryden H.S./Dryden), made the score stand.

The Panthers host Sussex County Community College (N.J.) Sunday at noon.

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