skip to content
  • Women's Soccer News
  • Roster
  • Statistics/Records
  • Coaches
  • Highlights


Get Your Panthers Soccer Gear

Show your support of TC3 Panthers soccer with official apparel, available now through Graph-Tex.

TC3 Panthers Soccer Gear

TC3 Student-Athletes Receive National Academic Honors

July 9, 2014

Four Tompkins Cortland Community College student-athletes have been honored with a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Academic Student-Athlete Award. Taylor Policay (Lansing H.S./Ithaca), Kyle Shaw (Groton H.S./Groton), Sara Sinnigen (Dryden H.S./Dryden), and Hannah Wildenstein (Dryden H.S./Freeville) were each presented with the NJCAA Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement. The award, which was previously known as the NJCAA Academic All-American award, requires a minimum grade point average of 3.6. Only three percent of the nearly 60,000 student-athletes competing in the NJCAA this year received the designation.

Policay was a member of both the women’s basketball and softball teams. She completed her sport management degree in May, graduating with a GPA of 3.76. On the softball diamond she earned all-conference honors after a stellar freshman season that saw her blast nine home runs, including a TC3-record two in one playoff game. Over two seasons at TC3, she started 58 of 59 softball games, leading the team in slugging percentage during that time. On the basketball court she started 17 of 22 games, averaging more than three points and six rebounds per contest.

Shaw golfed for TC3, qualifying for the NJCAA national tournament in both his freshman and sophomore years. He was the team’s top scorer, and completed his academic work in business administration in May, graduating with a GPA of 3.61.

A captain on the women’s soccer team, Sinnigen was a two-time all-conference selection, an NJCAA all-region choice, and an NSCAA All-American for the Panthers. A liberal arts and sciences major, she completed her coursework with a GPA of 3.71.

Wildenstein, the lone first-year student among TC3’s honorees, was also a member of the women’s soccer team. She started 11 games and has a GPA of 3.70 in business administration.

Sinnigen An All-American

December 17, 2013

Tompkins Cortland Community College women's soccer player Sara Sinnigen (Dryden H.S./Dryden) has been named to the 2013 NSCAA/Continental Tire Junior College Women’s Division III All-America team. Sinnigen was named to the second team as a defender. Just six defenders were among the 24 players honored as All-Americans.

Sinnigen, who also was named an all-star by the NJCAA Region III and the Mid-State Athletic Conference, started all 16 games for the Panthers and was widely considered the best defender in the region. She anchored a TC3 team that posted eight shutouts and was sixth on the team in scoring with 10 points on four goals and two assists.

A two-year captain, Sinnigen is a liberal arts and sciences-teacher education major.

Sinnigen and Kendall Named All Region

November 15, 2013

Tompkins Cortland Community College sophomores Sara Sinnigen (Dryden H.S./Dryden) and Mercedes Kendall (Union-Endicott H.S./Endicott) have been voted to the NJCAA Region III all-region women’s soccer team. Sinnigen was voted to the first team as a defender and Kendall made second team at midfield. A total of 26 players were honored between first and second teams in voting by the coaches in Region III, the largest region in the nation.

Sinnigen led a TC3 defense that allowed posted eight shutouts in 16 games. She was a two-year team captain and started all 16 games this season. She scored four goals and had two assists, finishing sixth on the team in scoring despite playing most of her time in the defensive end.

Kendall split time between midfield and defense and was fourth on the team in scoring with six goals and five assists. She had a pair of strings of three straight games with at least one point, helping TC3 to a 4-1-1 mark in those games.

TC3 finished the year with a record of 10-5-1. The Panthers advanced to the playoffs for the ninth-straight year, advancing to the semifinal round.

This also marks the ninth-straight year TC3 has been represented on the all-region team, and the eighth time during that span with multiple selections.

2013 NJCAA Region III Women’s Soccer All-Region Team

First Team
Brittany Maggio, Finger Lakes
Danielle Tyrell, Broome
Silvana Giovannone, Mohawk Valley
Dana Hansen, Genesee

Rachel Gac, Onondaga
Ashley Makowski, Genesee
Abigail Godbout, Broome
Dani Nicosia. Herkimer

Amber Villecco, Broome
Sara Sinnigen, Tompkins Cortland
Alexi Anderson, Hudson Valley
Alyssa Norman, Finger Lakes

Maddie Potter, Genesee

Second Team
Chelsea Lafountain, North Country
Samantha Mann, Jamestown
Megan Carlo, Mohawk Valley
Nicole Welcome, Fulton-Montgomery

Mercedes Kendall, Tompkins Cortland
Kayla Sharkey, Onondaga
Kristy De Labio, Niagara
Ashley O’Conner, Mohawk Valley

Calley Lawyer, Onondaga
Sarah Loranty, Genesee
Nicole Burline, Mohawk Valley
Sara Zieniuk, Onondaga

Emily Taplin, Hudson Valley

Four Panthers Named All Conference

October 25, 2013

Four members of the Tompkins Cortland Community College women's soccer team have been voted to the Mid-State Athletic Conference All-Conference team for 2013. Sara Sinnigen (Dryden H.S./Dryden), Erica Faberzak (Cortland H.S./Cortland), Taylor Liebowitz (Emmaus H.S./Allentown, Penn.), and Shelby Goodrich (Minisink Valley H.S./Otisville) were among the 20 players voted to the all-conference team by the coaches from the seven MSAC soccer programs. Only four teams placed players on the squad - TC3 was tied for the third most all-MSAC players.

Sinnigen and Faberzak are both repeat selections. All four TC3 selections are sophomores. TC3 has had at least three all-MSAC players each year since 2005.

2013 Mid-State Athletic Conference All-Conference Team Danielle Tyrrell, Broome
Brittany Maggio, Finger Lakes
Kayla Sharkey, Onondaga
Sara Sinnigen, Tompkins Cortland
Racheal Gac, Onondaga
Erika Faberzak, Tompkins Cortland
Amanda DeGraff, Finger Lakes
Amber Villecco, Broome
Taylor Liebowitz, Tompkins Cortland
McKenzie Miller, Finger Lakes
Danielle Ogrodowski, Finger Lakes
Calley Lawyer, Onondaga
Ariel Roys, Broome
Kelsie Gooding, Broome
Brittani Bove, Finger Lakes
Danielle Von Hahmann, Finger Lakes
Sara Zieniuk, Onondaga
Shelby Goodrich, Tompkins Cortland
Taylor Boughner, Broome
Abby Godbout, Broome

Roster–2013 Women's Soccer

2013 TC3 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

Printable Roster

Statistics–Women's Soccer

Women's Soccer

2014 Season

Overall (0-0)
MSAC (0-0), Region III (0-0)


Previous Seasons


2011-12 and previous years


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)

Most All-MSAC Players

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

Most All-Region Players

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

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)
6 Samijo Scheer (2010)
6 Casey Ebeling (2006)
6 Kelly Ryan (1998)

Most Shutouts (Career)

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

Team Playoff Records

Most Goals (Playoff Game)

3 (vs. Clinton CC, 10/21/11)
3 (vs. North Country CC, 10/19/13)
2 (at Jefferson CC, 10/21/08)
2 (vs. Broome CC, 10/25/05)

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)

Individual Playoff Records

Most Points (Playoff Game)

4, Angela Halliday (vs. Clinton CC, 10/21/11)
3, Erika Faberzak (vs. North Country CC (NJCAA), 10/19/13)
3, Shaylee Howaniec (vs. Clinton CC, 10/21/11)
3, Jaclyn Sutton (vs. Broome CC (NJCAA), 10/25/05)

Most Goals (Playoff Game)

2, Angela Halliday (vs. Clinton CC, 10/21/11)

Most Assists (Playoff Game)

1, Several times (-)


Total All-Region Players

Total All-MSAC Players

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

Total All-American Players


Coaches–Women's Soccer

Robert Rice

Head Coach

Robert Rice Coach Rice 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 TC3 soccer programs, the Panthers have made the NJCAA playoffs each season while sporting a combined record of 87-55-6. In 2013 the Panthers advanced to the Region III semifinal while finishing the year with a record of 10-5-1.

In addition to coaching soccer, Coach Rice was the assistant coach on the TC3 softball team in 2011, helping the Panthers to a regional title and a third-place finish at the national tournament. He also served as TC3'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:, 607-844-8222, Ext.4496

Mitch Munson

Assistant Coach

Mitch Munson

Coach Munson returns for his third year as a part of coach Rice's staff. An enthusiastic teacher, he has been passionate about soccer since his own playing days at Lansing High and TC3. While a Panther he was an all-region performer on TC3's nationally-ranked regional semifinalist team in 2005. He uses this experience and his knowledge of the game to work with Coach Rice to bring the best out of the team and provide a positive learning experience.


Highlights–2013 Women's Soccer

TC3 Plays Nation's #1 to Draw

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Erika Faberzak on the attack

A battle of two teams ranked in the top five in the nation lived up to its billing Tuesday, as the #5-ranked Tompkins Cortland Community College women's soccer team played #1 Broome Community College to a 1-1 draw. After the second overtime the game went to a shootout, with the result to be used by the postseason seeding committee. TC3 won the shootout 4-2.

Broome entered the game with a record of 5-0, having outscored their opponents by a combined score of 35-0. The Hornets showed their offensive strength early, scoring in the second minute of play. After the score, TC3 settled down and the game was evenly played until Taylor Liebowitz (Emmaus H.S./Allentown, Penn.) worked a give-and-go with Erika Faberzak (Cortland H.S./Cortland) to tie the game in the 27th minute. The game remained 1-1 into the half.

The second half started much the same way the first did, with Broome scoring just moments into the action. But this time, TC3 answered quickly. Mercedes Kendall (Union-Endicott H.S./Endicott) fed Faberzak for the score, tying the game at 2-2. Despite playing 37 more minutes of regulation and another 20 in overtime, neither team was able to break the deadlock.

TC3 keeper Chelsy Kern (Candor H.S./Candor) was strong all game, recording 10 saves and making several strong plays. That continued in the shootout, where TC3 outscored the home team 4-2. Liebowitz, Faberzak, Sara Sinnigen (Dryden H.S./Dryden), and Megan Reynolds (Chazy H.S./Chazy) each scored in PKs for the Panthers.

TC3 hosts Erie Community College Saturday.

Pathers on FacebookPanthers on TwitterPanther images on FlickrWatch Panther team gaimes
Follow the TC3 Panthers
2013 Women's Soccer Schedule

Printable Schedule

Past Years


Panther Bites

Panther LogoTompkins Cortland Community College
170 North St., P.O. Box 139, Dryden, NY 13053
1.888.567.8211 | 1.607.844.8211
Contact the webmaster for website or accessibility issues.

TC3 logo