2013 Butler Women's Soccer News

June 18, 2014
Women’s Soccer Excels in Classroom
The Butler women’s soccer program had a successful 2013-14 season both on the field and in the classroom. The unit maintained a 3.588 grade point average during the fall semester of 2013, during their inaugural season in the BIG EAST conference, and upped their team GPA to 3.622 this spring.

May 30, 2014
Women’s Soccer to Host Spring Camp on July 19
The Butler women's soccer team will host an ID Camp on Saturday, July 19th. This unique opportunity gives high school age girls an opportunity to train with the Butler coaching staff in an intimate environment and a chance to visit Butler's beautiful campus.

April 7, 2014
Women’s Soccer to Host Spring Camp
The Butler women’s soccer team will host an ID Camp on Friday, April 25th. This unique opportunity gives high school age girls an opportunity to train with the Butler coaching staff in an intimate environment and a chance to visit Butler’s beautiful campus.

February 17, 2014
Women’s Soccer Adds Eight with Recruiting Class
The Butler women’s soccer program has signed eight student-athletes to bolster the 2014 roster. The talented group comes from multiple backgrounds with players from Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio and Virginia.

February 10, 2014
Butler Women’s Soccer Announces Camp Schedule
The Butler women’s coaching staff will host three camps this spring with dates ranging from March 2, March 22, and April 25. The first two camps carry the same format; however the third camp in April will feature three different sessions.

January 3, 2014
2013 Women’s Soccer Season in Review
The 2013 Butler women’s soccer season was full of excitement as the team posted an 11-7-2 overall record which included a 4-5 mark in the BIG EAST conference. The Bulldogs were highly competitive in their first season in the new conference as they came away as the No. 5 seed in the BIG EAST tournament.

December 16, 2013
Bulldogs Place Two on NSCAA All-Northeast Region Team
Sophia Maccagnone and Serina Kashimoto were recognized by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) for their outstanding level of play during the 2013 season. Each player was honored as an All-Northeast Region selection with Maccagnone earning First Team honors for the second year in a row, and Kashimoto taking home Second Team accolades.

December 2, 2013
Butler Women’s Soccer Earns NSCAA Academic Award
The Butler women’s soccer team was recognized by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) for their hard work in the classroom as the team finished the 2012-13 season with a GPA above 3.0.

November 8, 2013
Three Bulldogs Earn All-BIG EAST Honors
The Butler women’s soccer team had three student-athletes voted on to All-BIG EAST teams on Thursday night at the end of the season banquet. Sophomore Sophia Maccagnone was a first team selection while freshman Serina Kashimoto and junior Elise Kotsakis took home second team honors.

November 5, 2013
Women’s Soccer Falls 3-2 at St. John’s in BIG EAST Quarterfinals
Three second half goals in less than a 10 minute span allowed the Red Storm to defeat Butler in the quarterfinals of the BIG EAST Championship Tournament on Tuesday night. Katie Griswold scored a goal for Butler in the first half and Sophia Maccagnone added her 10th goal of the season late in the match to pull within one, but it wasn’t enough as St. John’s moves on to face Marquette on Friday night in the semifinals.

November 4, 2013
Women’s Soccer at St. John’s for BIG EAST Quarterfinals Match
The Butler women’s soccer team will play at St. John’s in the Quarterfinals of the 2013 BIG EAST Championship Tournament. The Bulldogs ended the regular season with an 11-6-2 record which included a 4-5-0 mark in conference action. They will face the Red Storm on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m.

November 2, 2013
Bulldogs Drop Regular Season Finale at Marquette 2-1
The 2013 Butler women’s soccer regular season came to a close on Saturday night as the Bulldogs took a 2-1 loss at Marquette. The Golden Eagles scored one goal in each period to earn their 16th win of the season. Butler got on the scoreboard late with a header goal from Elise Kotsakis.

October 31, 2013
Regular Season Finale Up Next for Women’s Soccer
The Butler women’s soccer team will end the 2013 regular season with a road match at Marquette on Saturday, Nov. 2. The BIG EAST tournament field is starting to take form, yet the last weekend of the season will ultimately decide who is in and who is out.

October 26, 2013
Griswold Lifts Butler Over Creighton in Overtime
The Butler women’s soccer team recorded another overtime victory as the team came up with a 1-0 win at Creighton on Saturday night. Katie Griswold scored the game-winning goal in the 95th minute off an assist from Kelly Mahoney.

October 24, 2013
Women’s Soccer at Creighton on Saturday
The end of the 2013 regular season is quickly approaching as the Bulldogs end the year with two road games. Butler will play at Creighton on Saturday, Oct. 26 before finishing the season the following Saturday with a match at No. 17 Marquette on Nov. 2. The Bulldogs are currently in fifth place in the BIG EAST standings.

October 20, 2013
Bulldogs Win on Senior Day
The women’s soccer team defeated Xavier on Sunday afternoon by the final score of 1-0 in the regular season home finale. Five seniors jumped into the starting lineup for the Bulldogs against the Musketeers as a second half goal pushed Butler’s overall record to 10-5-2.

October 17, 2013
Bulldogs Fall 1-0 at DePaul
Butler outshot DePaul 18-6 on Thursday afternoon, but the final outcome didn’t reflect the stat line as the Blue Demons handed the Bulldogs a 1-0 road loss. Elise Wyatt scored the game-winning goal in the 59th minute off an assist from Nina Kodros.

October 16, 2013
Women’s Soccer at DePaul Before Hosting Xavier
The Butler women’s soccer team will travel to Chicago on Thursday to face the DePaul Blue Demons at 4 p.m. The weekend will come to a close with the Bulldogs hosting Xavier on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 1 p.m. The match against the Musketeers will serve as senior day for Mary Allen, Ali Backscheider, Julie Burton, Olivia Colosimo, Katie Griswold, and Anna Ventimiglia.

October 12, 2013
Bulldogs Earn Second Straight Overtime Win
The Butler women’s soccer team defeated Providence by the final score of 2-1 on Saturday night. The Bulldogs led 1-0 at the half and a quick overtime goal from Sophia Maccagnone lifted the team to victory over the Friars.

October 11, 2013
Butler to Host Pink Game vs. Providence
The Butler women’s soccer team will wear pink jerseys when they face the Providence Friars on Saturday night. The match is part of Butler’s Homecoming Weekend celebration with action beginning at 7 p.m.

October 6, 2013
Bulldogs Win BIG EAST Match In Overtime
Forward Elise Kotsakis scored a golden goal less than two minutes into the first overtime period to lift Butler to a 2-1 victory over visiting St. John’s in a BIG EAST match on Sunday (Oct. 6). The victory was Butler’s first in four BIG EAST matches and lifted the Bulldogs to 8-4-2 on the season.

October 3, 2013
No. 9 Georgetown Defeats Butler 3-0
The Georgetown Hoyas scored one goal in the first half and two more in the second to record a 3-0 win over Butler on Thursday night. The Bulldogs move to 7-4-2 overall with a 0-3 mark in BIG EAST action.

October 1, 2013
Women’s Soccer Returns to Butler Bowl
The Butler women’s soccer team will open the month of October with two BIG EAST home matches this weekend. Nationally-ranked Georgetown will take the field against Butler on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 7p.m. and the St. John's Red Storm will visit the Butler Bowl on Sunday, Oct. 6.

September 29, 2013
Bulldogs Drop 3-1 Decision at Seton Hall
The Butler women’s soccer team fell to 7-3-2 overall with a 3-1 setback at Seton Hall on Sunday afternoon. The Bulldogs are now 0-2 in the BIG EAST.

September 26, 2013
Bulldogs Drop BIG EAST Opener at Villanova
The Butler women’s soccer team suffered a 2-0 loss at Villanova in the 2013 BIG EAST conference opener on Thursday night. The Wildcats scored one goal in the first and added an insurance goal in the second to earn the 2-0 victory.

September 25, 2013
Women’s Soccer Begins BIG EAST Schedule
After posting a 7-1-2 record against non-conference opponents, it is now time for the Butler women’s soccer team to compete in the BIG EAST conference for the first time in school history. Two road matches will start the new era as the Bulldogs play at Villanova on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 4 p.m. and at Seton Hall on Sunday Sept. 29 at 1 p.m.

September 23, 2013
Muchow Earns Second-Straight Rookie of the Week Honor
Freshman McKenzie Muchow earned BIG EAST Rookie of the Week honors for the second straight week after scoring two goals in a road match at Wright State on Wednesday, Sept. 18.

September 22, 2013
Maccagnone Leads Butler to 1-0 Win over IUPUI
The Butler women’s soccer team improved to 7-1-2 overall on Sunday afternoon with a 1-0 shutout win at IUPUI. The Bulldogs controlled much of the action against the Jaguars, but it was a penalty kick from sophomore Sophia Maccagnone that made the difference as Butler came up with a late goal to win the match.

September 20, 2013
Women’s Soccer to Face Cross-Town Rival IUPUI
The Butler women’s soccer team will travel downtown on Sunday afternoon to face IUPUI at 1 p.m. The match against the Jaguars will be the last game of the regular season against a non-conference opponent for the Bulldogs.

September 18, 2013
Bulldogs Hold off Wright State 4-3
Butler earned their sixth win of the season on Wednesday night by defeating the Wright State Raiders by the final score of 4-3. WSU tied the game in the 83rd minute of action, but Elise Kotsakis came away with the game-winner off an assist from Katie Griswold.

September 17, 2013
Bulldogs Return to Action at Wright State
Fresh off their win over nationally-ranked Michigan, the Butler women’s soccer team will look to extend their winning streak as they visit Dayton, Ohio to face the Wright State Raiders on Wednesday, Sept. 18. Game time is scheduled for 7 p.m.

September 16, 2013
Muchow Named BIG EAST Rookie of the Week
Freshman McKenzie Muchow earned her first player of the week honor after being named BIG EAST Rookie of the Week for her outstanding performance against the Michigan Wolverines on Sunday, Sept. 15.

September 15, 2013
Women’s Soccer Shocks No. 11 Michigan 1-0
A goal from McKenzie Muchow and a team save with less than a minute to play in regulation highlighted what was arguably the best win in Butler women’s soccer program history as the Bulldogs defeated No. 11 Michigan on Sunday afternoon by the final score of 1-0.

September 12, 2013
Bulldogs Host Nationally-Ranked Wolverines Sunday
No. 11 Michigan will visit the Butler Bowl on Sunday afternoon as the Bulldog women’s soccer program looks to build on a promising start to the 2013 season. The eighth all-time meeting between the two programs will start at 1 p.m.

September 8, 2013
Bulldogs Tie Eastern Michigan 1-1
The Butler women’s soccer team ended the weekend with another tie as the Bulldogs move to 4-1-2 on the season. Butler scored a goal in the 28th minute to take the lead, but Eastern Michigan countered with a goal in the 64th minute of action to tie the game.

September 6, 2013
Late Goal Leads to 1-1 Tie
The Bulldogs held a 1-0 lead heading into the final minute of regulation, but a Seattle goal with 44 seconds remaining on the game clock sent the match into overtime. After 20 extra minutes, neither team was able to score giving each club their first tie of the season. Butler moves to 4-1-1 on the year while the Redhawks leave the Butler Bowl with a 2-1-1 overall mark.

September 5, 2013
Women’s Soccer to Host Seattle and Eastern Michigan this Weekend
The Bulldogs return to the Butler Bowl in the midst of a four-match winning streak as they prepare to host Seattle for the first time in program history on Friday night followed by an afternoon contest against Eastern Michigan on Sunday.

September 2, 2013
Burton Named BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week
Senior Julie Burton was named BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week for her performances against Northern Kentucky and Bowling Green. Burton helped Butler shutout the Norse 3-0 and she was also heavily involved in the 2-1 overtime win over the Falcons.

September 2, 2013
Bulldogs Shutout IPFW on Labor Day
Butler recorded their third shutout of the season on Monday afternoon by defeating IPFW by the final score of 2-0 at the Hefner Soccer Complex. Two first half goals led the team to victory as Elise Kotsakis and Sophia Maccagnone each found the back of the net early in the contest.

August 31, 2013
Bulldogs Prepare for Road Games at Bowling Green and IPFW
The women’s soccer team will be in action this holiday weekend with a 4 p.m. road game at Bowling Green on Saturday, Aug. 31 followed by a 6 p.m. road match at IPFW on Monday, Sept. 2.

August 31, 2013
Mahoney Leads Butler Past Bowling Green
The Butler Bulldogs improved to 3-1 overall early in the 2013 season with a 2-1 overtime win over Bowling Green on Saturday afternoon. Kelley Mahoney scored a header goal off a Stephanie Kaylor corner kick to win the game.

August 30, 2013
Women's Soccer Highlights vs. Northern Kentucky
Home opener highlights and post-game interviews from Butler's 3-0 win over Northern Kentucky.

August 28, 2013
Women's Soccer to Face Northern Kentucky in Home Opener
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The 2013 women’s soccer home opener is set for Wednesday night as the Bulldogs host Northern Kentucky at the Butler Bowl at 7 p.m.

August 28, 2013
Bulldogs Win Home Opener 3-0
Butler improved to 2-1 on the year with a 3-0 win over Northern Kentucky on Wednesday night. The Bulldogs scored three goals in the first half to build a lead, and the defense did the rest as the team earned their second straight shut out.

August 25, 2013
Bulldogs Travel to Terre Haute for Sunday Match with Indiana State
The Butler women’s soccer team will face the Indiana State Sycamores on Sunday, Aug. 25. Game time is scheduled for 1 p.m. as the Bulldogs travel to Memorial Stadium having won four out of the last five matchups.

August 25, 2013
Bulldogs Take 3-0 Win over Indiana State
The Butler women's soccer team moves to 1-1 on the year after defeating Indiana State on Sunday afternoon by the final score of 3-0.

August 23, 2013
Women's Soccer to Open Regular Season at Louisville
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Butler women’s soccer team will kick-off the 2013 regular season with a trip to Louisville to face the Cardinals on Friday, Aug. 23. The match will begin at 7 p.m. at the Cardinal Park Soccer Stadium.

August 23, 2013
Bulldogs Drop Season Opener at Louisville
LOUISVILLE -- Two second half goals made the difference on Friday night as the Butler women's soccer team fell 2-0 at Louisville in the 2013 regular season opener.

August 16, 2013
Bulldogs Hang On for 3-2 Exhibition Win
Elise Kotsakis scored a goal and assisted on two others as the Bulldogs defeated Ball State by the final score of 3-2 on Friday night. Butler was in action for the first time this season as they hosted the Cardinals in exhibition action at the Butler Bowl.

August 15, 2013
Women’s Soccer Opens Butler's 2013-14 Athletic Year
The women’s soccer team will kickoff Butler’s 2013-14 athletic year when it hosts Ball State in an exhibition match on Friday, Aug. 16. The 6:30 p.m. contest will be played in the Butler Bowl and admission is free.

August 7, 2013
Bulldogs Tabbed Seventh In The BIG EAST
Sophomore Sophie Maccagnone earned a spot the Preseason All-BIG EAST Team, and Butler was picked seventh in the preseason poll of BIG EAST women’s soccer coaches, released on Wednesday (Aug. 7). Defending BIG EAST champ Marquette was tabbed as the league preseason favorite.

August 5, 2013
Butler Women’s Soccer Faces Challenging 2013 Slate
A new conference, several NCAA Tournament teams and some traditional rivals add up to a challenging 2013 schedule for the Butler women’s soccer team, which opens fall practice on Wednesday, August 7. The team, under ninth-year head coach Tari St. John, will face a 19-match, regular season slate, including eight contests in the Butler Bowl.

July 30, 2013
Butler Women's Soccer Hosting Camp Aug. 2-6

June 18, 2013
Women's Soccer Bolsters Coaching Staff
The Butler women's soccer program has made Rob Alman a co-head coach, along with Tari St. John. The coaches, who are married, also received a new multi-year contract to lead the Bulldogs.