2012 Butler Women's Soccer Headlines

March 18, 2013
Bulldogs Start Spring Schedule with Two Ties
The Butler women's soccer team kicked off their 2013 spring season with two games at Purdue on Saturday, March 2. The Bulldogs played to 1-1 ties in both games.

February 26, 2013
Butler Women's Soccer Adds 6 Standouts
Coming off one of its most successful seasons ever, the Butler women's soccer program has reloaded with a talented six-player recruiting class.

February 21, 2013
Butler Welcomes First Ever Player From Overseas
Nearly two years after vowing to attend Butler, Japanese-born Serina Kashimoto finally accomplished her goal of joining the Bulldogs. A transfer from Lewis and Clark Community College, Kashimoto will begin her Butler tenure as a redshirt freshman.

February 1, 2013
Bulldog Soccer Announces Tough Spring Schedule
Coming off one of its best seasons ever, the Butler women's soccer program has scheduled a challenging spring exhibition slate in preparation for the 2013 season.

December 13, 2012
Women's Soccer Prep Camp - March
The Butler women's soccer program will host a prep camp at the Butler Bowl Saturday, March 16. The camp cost is $100. Click here to download a camp flyer.

December 6, 2012
Maccagnone Garners NSCAA First-Team Selection
Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year Sophia Maccagnone has been named first team All-Mid Atlantic Region by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).

November 26, 2012
Butler Earns NSCAA Academic Honor
Finishing with the second-highest team grade point average in the Atlantic 10 (3.51), Butler was honored with the Team Academic Award by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).

November 5, 2012
Mahoney Named Academic All-District
Kelly Mahoney, who helped the Butler women's soccer to one of its best seasons ever, has been voted second team academic all-district by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

November 2, 2012
Narrow Loss To No. 1 Seed La Salle Ends Historic Season
Butler's historic season came to a close Friday night as the Bulldogs suffered a narrow 1-0 loss to No. 1 seed La Salle in the conference semifinals.

November 1, 2012
Bulldogs Beat Bonnies, Advance To Play La Salle In A-10 Semifinals
A timely 77th-minute goal by sophomore defender Kelly Mahoney gave the Bulldogs a 1-0 win over St. Bonaventure in the conference quarterfinals Thursday afternoon.

October 31, 2012
Maccagnone, Mahoney Earn All-Atlantic 10 Honors
Freshman Sophia Maccagnone and sophomore Kelly Mahoney have earned All-Atlantic 10 honors after leading the Butler women's soccer team to a 5-1-3 league record. The all-conference teams were conducted by a voting of the league's 16 head coaches.

October 31, 2012
Bulldogs Kick Off A-10 Tournament Play Against St. Bonaventure
Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year Sophia Maccagnone and the Butler Bulldogs will look to continue their historic season when they face off against St. Bonaventure Thursday in the semifinal round of the 2012 A-10 Women's Soccer Championship in Kingston, R.I.

October 29, 2012
Bulldogs Finish Fourth In A-10, Will Play St. Bonaventure
The Butler women's soccer team placed fourth in the Atlantic 10 Conference and will play No. 5 seed St. Bonaventure in the first round of the conference tournament Thursday at 1:30 p.m.

October 29, 2012
DeLong Captures A-10 Rookie of the Week Honors
After helping Butler to a fourth place finish in the Atlantic 10, freshman midfielder Randi DeLong has earned Atlantic 10 Women’s Soccer Rookie of the Week honors.

October 28, 2012
Maccagnone's Golden Goal A Winner
Freshman Sophia Maccagnone scored in the 108th minute to lift the Butler women's soccer team to a 1-0 double-overtime win at Charlotte on Sunday. It was her team-leading 11th goal of the season.

October 26, 2012
DeLong's Second-Half Goal Gives Butler 10th Win
Thanks to a 75th-minute goal by freshman midfielder Randi DeLong, the Butler women's soccer team overcame George Washington 1-0 Friday afternoon, recording its 10th win of the season, the program's most since 2008.

October 24, 2012
Bulldogs Wrap Up Regular Season Play On The Road
The Butler women’s soccer team will wrap up regular season play on the road this weekend when it visits George Washington Friday and Charlotte Sunday. The Bulldogs currently sit in fifth place in the Atlantic-10, one point behind Charlotte.

October 22, 2012
Photo Gallery: Butler vs. St. Joseph's
Click here to see a photo gallery of yesterday's women's soccer match vs. St. Joseph's. It was the team's home finale for the 2012 season.

October 21, 2012
Bulldogs Tie Saint Joseph's In Final Home Match
Outshooting Saint Joseph's 32-4, the Butler women's soccer team controlled play throughout the day Sunday, but the Bulldogs could not find the net, finishing in a 0-0 double overtime draw. Butler entered the match tied with the Hawks for fifth place in the Atlantic-10.

October 19, 2012
Butler Keeps Pace In Conference, Beats Temple 2-1
The Butler women’s soccer team extended its home unbeaten streak to nine matches with a 2-1 win over the Temple Owls on Friday night. The win gave the Bulldogs three points in the conference standings, helping Butler stay among the top eight point-getting teams in the league.

October 17, 2012
Butler Looks To Extend Home Unbeaten Streak
The Butler women's soccer team will look to extend its eight-match home unbeaten streak this weekend when it hosts conference foes Temple and Saint Joseph's.

October 14, 2012
VCU Gets PK, Slips Past Butler
A controversial foul call in the 80th minute resulted in a penalty kick that lifted VCU past the Butler women's soccer team 1-0 on Sunday afternoon.

October 12, 2012
Late Goal Leads Butler To Tie At Richmond
Down 2-1 with time running out, the Butler women's soccer team got a goal from junior Jackie Hafele to tie the match 2-2. The Bulldogs went on to tie the Spiders to remain unbeaten in A-10 play.

October 10, 2012
Butler To Take On Richmond And VCU In First A-10 Road Trip
The Butler women’s soccer team will look to continue its six-match unbeaten streak when it makes its first A-10 road trip this weekend. The Bulldogs will travel to Richmond, Va. to take on Richmond Friday and VCU Sunday, their first ever meeting with either team.

October 8, 2012
Mahoney, Maccagnone Sweep A-10 Women's Soccer Honors
After netting a pair of overtime wins over Dayton and Xavier, sophomore Kelly Mahoney and freshman Sophia Maccagnone were honored as Atlantic 10 players of the week.

October 7, 2012
Bulldogs Cap Perfect Weekend With Win Over Xavier
For the second time in three days, the Butler women's soccer team outlasted its opponent in overtime, beating Xavier 1-0 thanks to a golden goal by sophomore defender Kelly Mahoney.

October 5, 2012
Golden! Dawgs Defeat Dayton In Overtime
Thanks to a golden goal in the 98th minute by Elise Kotsakis, the Bulldogs knocked off league-leading Dayton 3-2 Friday night in a rain-soaked overtime match at the Butler Bowl.

October 3, 2012
Butler Hosts League-Leading Dayton Friday, Xavier On Sunday
The Butler women's soccer team will have two tough tests this weekend when it hosts league-leading Dayton Friday before facing off against former Butler head coach Woody Sherwood and Xavier Sunday.

September 29, 2012
Bulldogs Open Conference Play With Scoreless Draw
In its first Atlantic-10 match of the season, the Butler women's soccer team controlled play throughout the night, outshooting St. Louis 23-8. However, the host Bulldogs were unable to find the net as they finished in a 0-0 double-overtime draw.

September 26, 2012
Red-Hot Bulldogs Host Saint Louis In Conference Opener Saturday
The Butler women's soccer team will kick off Atlantic-10 play Saturday when it hosts Saint Louis at 7 p.m. at the Butler Bowl. The Bulldogs will be looking to extend their win streak to four games.

September 24, 2012
Maccagnone Named A-10 Rookie Of The Week
For the second consecutive week, freshman Sophia Maccagnone has been named Atlantic 10 Women's Soccer Rookie of the Week.

September 22, 2012
Bulldogs Get Senior Day Win Over Youngstown State
Freshman midfielder Sophia Maccagnone scored two goals in the first half to lead Butler to a 2-1 Senior Day victory over Youngstown State. Maccagnone leads the Bulldogs with seven goals on the season and is now tied for most individual goals in the Atlantic-10.

September 19, 2012
Bulldogs Look To Extend Win Streak On Senior Day
The Butler women’s soccer team will look to extend its win streak to three matches when it hosts former Horizon League foe Youngstown State Saturday at the Butler Bowl. The match will be Senior Day for the Bulldogs, with the team recognizing its three seniors: Kelly Grott, Rachael Melendez and Claire Milam.

September 17, 2012
Sophia Maccagnone Picked A-10 Rookie Of The Week
Sophia Maccagnone, who scored three goals over the weekend, has been named Atlantic 10 Women's Soccer Rookie of the Week.

September 16, 2012
Quick Strikes Lead Butler Past Ball State
Down 1-0 early, the Butler women's soccer team scored twice within a span of 5:09 and the defense held up in a 2-1 road victory at Ball State on Sunday afternoon.

September 14, 2012
Bulldogs Blow Out EIU 3-0
The Butler women’s soccer team picked up a 3-0 win over Eastern Illinois Friday night in a non-conference match at the Butler Bowl, outshooting the Panthers 27-4. Freshman midfielder Sophia Maccagnone netted her team-best third and fourth goals of the season in the win, as junior defender Ali Backscheider added another goal.

September 12, 2012
Butler Hosts Eastern Illinois Friday Night, At Ball State Sunday
After a week off, the Butler women’s soccer team returns home to host Eastern Illinois Friday at the Butler Bowl before taking on in-state foe Ball State Sunday in Muncie, Ind.

September 7, 2012
Quick Goals Pull Michigan Past Butler
Michigan's Corinne Harris scored twice within a span of 51 seconds and Big Ten foe Michigan defeated the Butler women's soccer team 3-0 on Friday night.

September 5, 2012
Butler Travels To Michigan Friday Night
Following a grueling 0-0 two overtime draw against UT-Martin Sunday, the Butler women’s soccer team will travel to Ann Arbor, Mich., to take on Big Ten opponent Michigan Friday at the U-M Soccer Stadium. The Bulldogs (3-2-1) have allowed just three goals on the season, the fewest of any A-10 team.

September 4, 2012
Mackenzie Hopkins Tabbed A-10 Rookie Of The Week
Freshman goalkeeper Mackenzie Hopkins was named Atlantic 10 Women's Soccer Rookie of the Week after posting two shutouts in goal for the Bulldogs. It is the first career honor for Hopkins, and the first A-10 honor for a Butler student-athlete.

September 2, 2012
Bulldogs Tie UT-Martin In Rain-Soaked Stalemate
The Butler women’s soccer team was unable to outlast UT-Martin Sunday afternoon in a rain-soaked double overtime match, finishing in a 0-0 tie. In the stalemate, Bulldogs freshman goalkeeper Mackenzie Hopkins recorded her fourth shutout in five starts while making five saves.

August 30, 2012
Bulldogs Return Home to Host UT-Martin Sunday
Following a historic win at Purdue Wednesday night, the Butler women's soccer team will look to continue its winning ways when it hosts UT-Martin Sunday afternoon at the Butler Bowl.

August 29, 2012
Butler Knocks Off Big Ten Opponent Purdue
The Butler women's soccer team picked up a big win Wednesday night, beating Big Ten opponent Purdue, on the road, 1-0 in a non-conference match. The win marked Butler's first ever victory against the Boilermakers and first win over a Big Ten opponent since beating Indiana on Sept. 18, 2008. Freshman midfielder Sophia Maccagnone recorded the eventual game-winning goal for the Bulldogs off a penalty kick in the game's 67th minute.

August 26, 2012
Bulldogs Unable to Overcome Eastern Michigan
Despite outshooting its opponent by more than double, the Butler women's soccer team fell on the road to Eastern Michigan 1-0 Sunday afternoon in a non-conference match.

August 24, 2012
Bulldogs Cruise Past Sycamores 3-0
In what head coach Tari St. John called the most convincing win during her time at Butler, the BU women's soccer team routed Indiana State 3-0 Friday night at the Butler Bowl. The Bulldogs improved to 2-1-0 with the win.

August 23, 2012
Butler Hosts Indiana State Friday Night, Away On Sunday
After winning at home last Sunday, the Butler women's soccer team will aim to move over .500 on the year when it hosts Indiana State Friday, Aug. 24 at 7 p.m. The Bulldogs then go on the road to Eastern Michigan Sunday afternoon for the season's first road test.

August 19, 2012
Two Freshmen Connect To Give BU A Win Over IPFW
Freshmen Mackenzie Hopkins and Addison Schaar made difference-making plays to give the Butler women's soccer team a 1-0 victory over IPFW on Sunday. The win gave Butler a split in the season's opening weekend.

August 17, 2012
Bulldogs Outlasted By Louisville In Season Opener
The Butler women’s soccer opened its season Friday with a 2-0 loss to Louisville in a non-conference match. The Bulldogs played a tightly contested match, heading into halftime knotted in a scoreless tie and trailing by just one until the final six minutes of play.

August 16, 2012
Bulldogs Host Louisville In Regular Season Opener
The Butler women's soccer team will open its 22nd season of play when it hosts Louisville Friday, Aug. 17 at the Butler Bowl at 7 p.m. Fans are encouraged to arrive early to pick up a Butler rally towel.

August 12, 2012
Bulldogs Open Season With Exhibition Win Over IUPUI
The Butler women's soccer team opened its 2012 campaign in impressive fashion, beating crosstown opponent IUPUI 3-1 in an exhibition match. Senior Rachael Melendez, junior Olivia Colosimo and sophomore Elise Kotsakis were the three goal scorers for the Bulldogs.

August 10, 2012
Bulldogs Open 2012 Season With IUPUI Exhibition
The Butler women's soccer team kicks off the 2012-13 academic year when it hosts IUPUI at the Butler Bowl Sunday, Aug. 12. The Bulldogs and Jaguars will start at 7 p.m.

August 9, 2012
Women's Soccer Holding Open Tryouts
The Butler women's soccer program welcomes Butler students to try out for the team. The tryouts will be held at the Butler Bowl Wednesday, Aug. 22 at 6:30 p.m.

August 1, 2012
Women's Soccer Adds Three Standouts
Head coach Tari St. John and the Butler women's soccer program have added three players to the roster as the Bulldogs have started the 2012 season. Katie Reed, Paige Johnson and Randi DeLong will each suit up for Butler this fall.

July 19, 2012
Purdue, Michigan And New Conference Highlight Women's Soccer Schedule
Road matches at Purdue and Michigan, a home date against Louisville and the new Atlantic 10 schedule highlight the 2012 Butler women's soccer schedule. The Bulldogs will play 10 home matches, all at the Butler Bowl.