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This Week in Women's Soccer

Schedule
Aug. 14 at #15 Marquette - Exh. W, 1-0
Aug. 22 Oregon W, 1-0
Aug. 24 Tennessee W, 2-1 (OT)
Aug. 29 South Dakota St. 5:00 p.m.
Aug. 31 Northern Iowa 1:00 p.m.
Sept. 5 at Washington 8:00 p.m.
Sept. 7 vs. Portland 12:00 p.m.
Sept. 12 at Michigan State 2:30 p.m.
Sept. 14 at Michigan 1:00 p.m.
Sept. 20 Nebraska
7:00 p.m.
Sept. 26 at Indiana  6:00 p.m.
Sept. 28 at Purdue 12:00 p.m.
Oct. 3 Ohio State   7:00 p.m.
Oct. 5 Penn State
12:00 p.m.
Oct. 8 Iowa 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 12 at Northwestern 1:00 p.m.
Oct. 18 at Minnesota 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 24 Rutgers  7:00 p.m.
Oct. 26 Maryland 1:00 p.m.
Oct. 31 at Illinois 7:00 p.m.
Nov. 5 2014 Big Ten Tournament TBD
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2013 Roster
0 Caitlyn Clem RS FR GK
1 Meghan Ledin SO GK
3 Rose Lavelle SO MF
4 Sydney McGinnis FR F
5 McKenna Meuer JR MF
6 Brianna Stelzer  JR D
7 Holly Heckendorf SO D
8 Lexi Peterson JR D
9 Morgan Taylor SO D
10 Molly Laufenberg JR MF
11 Caitlin Riley FR F
12 Micaela Powers SO MF
13 Kinley McNicoll JR MF
14 Marisa Kresge R JR MF
15 Cara Walls SR F
16 Alexis Tye FR MF
17 Jordan Blaser FR D
18 Kylie Schwarz SO D
19 Sarah Mondschein FR F
20 Nikki Greenhalgh SR F
21 Becca Harrison FR MF
22 Kodee Williams RS SR F
23 Arlyn Reed FR D
24 Genevieve Richard RS SR GK
30 Alexandra Heller RS SR D
31 Jackie Gellings JR GK
Complete Roster

Team

August 25-31
Badgers PAC the MAC Friday, host pair of teams this weekend
The No. 19 Wisconsin women's soccer team remains home this weekend to round out a four-game homestand to begin the regular season. South Dakota State visits on Friday, Aug. 29, while Northern Iowa comes to Madison on Sunday, Aug. 31.

Friday's home match will be part of the annual PAC the MAC soccer doubleheader. The women will kick off against South Dakota State at 5 p.m. CT, then be immediately followed by the No. 21 men's team for its regular-season opener against San Francisco at 7:30 p.m.

General admission for both soccer matches is just $1 at the gate. University of Wisconsin-Madison students get in free with a valid student ID. Kids wearing their youth jerseys also get in for free. Complete details HERE.

Behind a pair of wins last weekend to kick off their season, the Badgers moved into the national ranks this week and checked in at No. 19 in the country according to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)/Continental Tire Rankings.

   Wisconsin vs. SDSU  |  Wisconsin vs. Northern Iowa 
Match 1 vs. South Dakota State, Friday, Aug. 29  |  5 p.m. CT
Match 2 vs. Northern Iowa, Sunday, Aug. 31  |  1 p.m. CT
Location Madison, Wis.  |  McClimon Soccer Complex
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KEY NOTES TO CONSIDER
1  VETERAN VIBE:
Wisconsin returns one of the most experienced lineups in the country this fall. Losing just one starter from last season, the Badgers bring back 10 starters from a season ago. Included are five seniors and seven juniors.

2  GOALS GALORE: UW returns 88.6 percent of its goal scoring from last season, led by redshirt senior Cara Walls who netted nine goals in 2013. Kinley McNicoll and Rose Lavelle each scored six goals last year. Lavelle, McNicoll and Walls combined to score 21 of UW’s 35 goals last season (60 percent of the team’s goal scoring alone).

3 POINTS APLENTY: The Badgers bring back 86.4 percent of their point production from last season, led by Kinley McNicoll who tallied 25 points in 2013. Cara Walls (22) and Rose Lavelle (19) ranked second and third on the team in points.

4 B1G DEBUT: Last season, Rose Lavelle became the first player in program history to be tabbed conference freshman of the year. A member of the Big Ten’s All-Freshman team, the breakout newcomer was also named Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Sept. 16).

5 McNICOLL'S MAGIC:
Kinley McNicoll led UW with a team-leading 25 points last season, including six goals and 13 assists. The Big Ten leader in assists, she earned second team All-Big Ten accolades.

6 WILKINS' WAY: Paula Wilkins (187-71-30) enters her eighth season at the helm of the UW program in 2014. After guiding the Badgers to NCAA tournament appearances in three of the last five seasons, the five-time Big Ten Coach of the Year looks to lead a veteran group deep into postseason play.

7 MAGIC NUMBER 10: Wisconsin looks to win 10 games or more for a sixth straight season in 2014. In addition to 10 wins last season, UW also won at least five conference games for the fifth season in a row, a first in school history.

SERIES VS. SOUTH DAKOTA STATE
Friday's match marks the third meeting between the Jackrabbits and the Badgers. 

• Wisconsin owns a 1-0-1 all-time record against the Summit League foes.  

• The Badgers claimed the most recent meeting with a 5-0 victory in Madison on Sept. 19, 2012.

SERIES VS. NORTHERN IOWA
Sunday's match will mark the first between the two programs.

Football Notes
Game Notes
Complete women's soccer game notes in printable PDF format.

NOTES FROM UW'S LAST MATCH:
WIS 2, TENN. 1 (1OT) - 8/24/14 - McClimon Soccer Complex

• After allowing the equalizing goal in the 62nd minute, the Badgers rallied for a dramatic 2-1 overtime victory over Tennessee on Sunday.

• Senior Kodee Williams scored the golden goal just over a minute into the first overtime period, netting the game-winning score at the 91:14 mark.

• UW earned its first overtime win since Oct. 6, 2013.

• Junior Kinley McNicoll assisted on the final score and also led UW with four shots.

• Senior Genevieve Richard had to make just one save in the defensive battle and improved to 2-0-0 on the year.

• Sophomore Rose Lavelle scored her first goal of the season.

• UW outshot UT 13-5, including 7-3 in the second half.

WHAT’S TRENDING
• Through two matches this season, the Badgers have already shown trends in both of their victories.
Fast starts seem to be the trend lately, as Wisconsin began its season 2-0 for the third-straight year and just the sixth time in the past 16 seasons.

• Rose Lavelle and Kodee Williams recorded at least one point in each of the first two matches this season. The two each assisted on UW’s game-winning goal over Oregon, then both scored their first goals of the season against Tennessee.

• Senior Cara Walls has led UW in goals each of the last three seasons and she’s right on track again to make it four-consecutive years. The senior scored the game-winning goal and first of the season against Oregon.

• UW begins its season with four-consecutive home matches for the first time since 1995. UW went 1-2-1 over that season’s stretch, but is already off to a 2-0-0 start this campaign.

• Three freshmen have begun earning regular minutes for the Badgers this season. Becca Harrison earned her first two career starts in consecutive matches, while Alexis Tye and Sydney McGinnis each earned time from off the bench.

POLLING PRAISE
• The Big Ten Preseason Coaches’ Poll picked Wisconsin to finish second in the conference this season. Rose Lavelle, Genevieve Richard and Cara Walls were also named as Players to Watch.

• Wisconsin appeared in the Soccer America Preseason Women’s Top 25, checking in at No. 21 in the country.

• The Badgers are also being considered for the Top Drawer Soccer Women’s Top 25, as UW sits just outside the rankings.

WILKINS' WAY
• Paula Wilkins (187-71-30) begins her eighth season at the helm of the Badgers in 2014. After guiding the Badgers to NCAA tournament appearances in three of the last five seasons, the five-time Big Ten Coach of the Year looks to lead a veteran group deep into postseason play again this year.

• Wilkins ranks among the top-20 active Division I coaches in wins and win percentage (.701).

• Among active Big Ten women’s soccer head coaches with 150+ wins, Paula Wilkins leads all with a career conference winning percentage of .701 (187-71-30). Wilkins begins her 14th season at the helm of a Big Ten program and her eighth in Madison.

THE GREAT WALLS
Senior Cara Walls has been UW’s workhorse since stepping onto campus, leading the team in goals three-consecutive seasons. She appears ready to fill the same role in 2014.
• Walls recorded the game-winning score in UW’s season-opening game for a second-straight year, this time lifting the Badgers past Oregon, 1-0, on Aug. 22.

• Through 19 matches in 2013, Walls led the team in goals (9) and finished eighth in the Big Ten, while tying for fourth in the conference in game-winning scores (4).

• The senior recorded game-winning score in UW’s 3-2 season-opening win at UConn on Aug. 23, as well as the game-clinching score against Oregon on Aug. 30.

CLUTCH CARA

After recording four game-winning scores last season, Cara Walls made her mark as one of the Big Ten’s most clutch players.
• It took Walls all but one game to get back in the scoring margin this season, netting her first goal in the team’s regular-season debut vs. Oregon (Aug. 22).

• The senior tied for fourth in the conference in game-winning scores, recording four during the 2014 season.

• Walls showing up with the clutch goal dates back to the 2012 season, when she recorded the game-winning score in overtime during UW’s final regular-season home game vs. Illinois (Oct. 14).

BY THE NUMBERS
.701 Paula Wilkins’ win percentage through 13 seasons as a head coach, which includes over 60 wins as she enters her eighth season at UW. The five-time Big Ten Coach of the Year has earned six Big Ten Championships and two College Cup semifinal appearances.

1.32
Kinley McNicoll averaged 1.32 points per game last season, ranking her ninth among all Big Ten players who appeared in at least 50 percent of their team’s contests. In 19 games, McNicoll surpassed her points total from her freshman season and topped Cara Walls in a tight battle for UW’s team-leader in points and goals.

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    The Badgers earned five shutouts last season, including four in Big Ten play. UW already tallied its first shutout of 2014 with a 1-0 blanking of Oregon (Aug. 22).

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Rose Lavelle

REIGN OF ROSE
Sophomore Rose Lavelle solidified herself as one of the top freshmen in the Big Ten, and also the country, last year.
• Lavelle has recorded at least one point in each of UW’s first two matches this season, assisting the game-winner vs. Oregon (Aug. 22) and recording her first goal of 2014 to help the Badgers top Tennessee (Aug. 24).

• The sophomore earned at least a point in 10 of UW’s 19 matches.

• Lavelle was recognized as a 2014 Soccer America Preseason Women’s All-American. She was also ranked as the 24th-best Division I women’s soccer player in the country, according to Top Drawer Soccer.

• Lavelle was the first player in UW history to be tabbed conference freshman of the year last season. During the 2013 regular season, Lavelle tied for eighth in the conference in assists (7) and led all Big Ten freshman in the category.

• Lavelle was also the first UW player to earn first-team All-Big Ten accolades since Michele Dalton earned the honor in 2011.

• Lavelle was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Sept. 16, 2013, following a seven-point performance which included a pair of goals and three assists over a two-game span.

KICKING IT WITH KINLEY

Since being honored on the All-Big Ten Freshman team, junior Kinley McNicoll has continued to elevate her game and enters this season as an experienced upperclassmen for the Badgers.
• McNicoll had a game-high four shots and tallied her first point of the season, assisting Kodee Williams on her golden goal in overtime to lift UW over UT, 2-1 (1OT).

• McNicoll started all 19 matches last season, tallying at least an assist or a goal in all but six matches. She led all Badgers in points (25) and had a Big Ten-best 13 assists.

• McNicoll, who led the Big Ten in assists (13), tallied six goals last season en route to earning second-team All-Big Ten accolades.
McNicoll recorded a pair of scores in UW’s 2-0 shutout at Michigan State on Sept. 29.

• The then-sophomore provided the helper to Alev Kelter during the UW’s 2-1 win at Oregon. She also netted a second-half PK score against Illinois State that provided some breathing room for UW as they cruised to a 4-1 win in their second game of the season.

2013 SEASON RECAP
• The Badgers closed out the 2013 season with a 10-7-2 overall record and a 5-5-1 mark in Big Ten play.

• The 10 victories under head coach Paula Wilkins marked the fifth-straight season that UW reached the 10-win plateau.

• The Badgers continued their five-year streak by winning five Big Ten Conference matches with at least 10 overall wins.  

• Kinley McNicoll led the team with six goals and 13 assists for 25 points, ending junior Cara Walls’ two-year reign as the team’s leader in points.

• Walls continued to assert her dominance in 2013, earning a team-best four game-winning goals and finishing second among all Badgers in points (22) and first in goals (9).

• Goalkeeper Genevieve Richard catapulted herself into the conversation for Big Ten Goalkeeper of the Year after a season in which she earned five shutouts, recorded 80 saves and posted a .784 saves percentage.

• Richard was also named the Big Ten Defender of the Week on Sept. 30 following a pair of road shutouts at then-13th ranked Michigan and Michigan State.

• Wisconsin embraced the road warrior mentality in 2013, kicking off the year with three-straight wins away from home and going unbeaten on the road through the season’s first eight away matches. Last year’s Badgers finished fourth in school history in single-season true road wins.

 

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