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2013 Women's Soccer Season Recap

At the end of the 2013 season, Rosemont’s women’s soccer program propelled itself into the conference championship game. That’s quite a statement for a team in only its third year of existence. The Ravens have shown consistent improvement since they first took the field in 2011. In 2011 the team had a 3-11-1 (2-8-1 CSAC) record, followed by a 10-7 (7-4 CSAC) campaign in 2012 that earned them their first postseason appearance in a CSAC Quarterfinal match. This year the team took another large step forward, ending their season with a record of 12-8 and winning the CSAC regular-season championship with a 9-2 record, securing them the #1 seed in the CSAC playoffs.

In the 2013 CSAC Championship tournament the Ravens defeated #4-seeded Centenary in the Semifinal match and hosted an exciting Championship match against #2-seeded Cabrini. Rosemont ultimately lost the final game of the season by a score of 4-3 and were the conference runner-up team for 2013.

The team’s offense was led by three underclassmen this season. Last year’s CSAC Rookie-of-the-Year, sophomore Lauren Whelan continued to find the goal when it counted for her team. Whelan booted 11 goals, five of which were game-winning goals. Whelan set a career-high with seven assists leading to 29 points for the Ravens, second-best for the squad. She led the Ravens in shots (76) and shots on goal (35). Whelan was 2nd in the CSAC in assists, 3rd in shots, points and game-winning goals, and 4th in goals.

Freshman Stephanie Tamburro burst onto the scene in a big way this year for the Ravens. Tamburro led the team with 15 goals (five game-winning goals) and four assists to lead the team in points with 34. Tamburro was 3rd on the Ravens with 53 shots, but 32 of those shots were on goal for a shot-on-goal percentage of .604. Overall she had a shot percentage of .283 to lead the team. Tamburro was 2nd in the CSAC in goals and points and ranked 4th in the conference in game-winning goals.

Freshman Taylor Mohr also turned some heads this year, scoring nine goals with four assists for 22 points. She placed 2nd on the team with total shots (64) and a high shot-on-goal percentage of .531, second best on the team.

Junior Kerry Hars, who had scored two goals in each of her first two seasons scored a career-high five goals and had 12 points for the season.

Sophomore Vicky Kaczynski matched her freshman season in goals scored, bagging another four in 2013. With her two assists she earned 10 points again this year.

The Ravens were also strong on the defensive side of the ball this season, allowing only 26 goals against the 54 goals scored by the offense. Both numbers were records for the young program.

Standout performances on defense and in transition were turned in by junior Courtney Whelan and rookies Allison Myers and Cassidy Steiner.

Other Ravens who played significant roles in the teams’ success this season were Allie Myers, Dani Lelie, Haley Philpott, Jenn South, Gina Ragona, Alyssa Riegel, Alana Howell and Ali Osorio.

The Ravens experienced injuries to their goalkeepers this season. Sophomore Andrea Dossantos was injured in her 5th game, opening up an opportunity for rookie keeper Jenna Kaiser. Kaiser was tremendous in goal for the Ravens, ending the season with a 9-5 record, including six shutouts. Both in wins and shutouts, those numbers are the new records for Rosemont’s women’s soccer program. Kaiser played over 1,241 minutes in goal, ceding a goals-against average of only 1.09. Kaiser ended the season ranked 2nd in the CSAC in goals-against average and shutouts.

When Kaiser was injured late in the season, sophomore Alyssa Riegel stepped forward as Rosemont’s third keeper. Put into a difficult situation against two very tough opponents, Riegel gave up only three goals in 170 minutes in goal, with a goals-against average of only 1.05.

After their successful season the Ravens earned a significant number of All-CSAC recognition.

  • * CSAC Rookie of the Year: Stephanie Tamburro
  • * CSAC Coach of the Year: Aaron Tritch
  • * All-CSAC First Team: Stephanie Tamburro, Courtney Whelan, Lauren Whelan
  • * All-CSAC Honorable Mention Team: Kerry Hars, Taylor Mohr, Cassidy Steiner
  • * CSAC All-Sportsmanship Team: Jenna Kaiser

As a team the Ravens ranked 2nd in the CSAC in shots, shots on goal, goals, assists and points.

The team will miss their one graduating senior, Diana Hamlin who was a spirited player for the program since its inception in 2011, but look forward to next season and another run at the CSAC Championship.

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2013 Soccer (Women)

Ravens Out-Gunned by Cavaliers in Conference Championship

11/09/2013 15:51
ROSEMONT, Pa. - In only the third year of existence of the women's soccer program at Rosemont College, head coach Aaron Tritch's Rosemont Ravens did what most thought was improbable...making it to the conference championship game and coming to within a goal of the powerhouse Cabrini Cavaliers in...


Whelan & Mohr Goals Propel Ravens to CSAC Championship Game

11/06/2013 20:38
ROSEMONT, Pa. - An early goal from sophomore Lauren Whelan (Bridgeton, NJ/Cumberland Regional) and a second-half goal from freshman Taylor Mohr (Elizabethtown, Pa./Elizabethtown Area) were enough for the Rosemont Ravens (12-7) to advance to the CSAC Championship game, defeating the visiting...


Cavaliers Leave No Halloween Treats for Ravens

10/31/2013 18:08
ROSEMONT,  Pa. - The visiting Cabrini Cavaliers (10-3-5, 8-1-2 CSAC) put a crimp in the Rosemont Ravens' (11-7, 9-2 CSAC) Halloween plans this afternoon, winning the final regular-season game for both teams, 2-0. Making her first start in goal in her career, Rosemont keeper Alyssa Riegel...


Gophers Shut Out Ravens

10/29/2013 21:33
ROSEMONT, Pa. - The visiting Goucher Gophers (7-9-1) shut out the Rosemont Ravens (11-6) by a score of 1-0 this evening on a goal from Goucher’s Staci Tomasetti, off of a scramble and rebound in front of goal in the 34th minute. It was Goucher’s third straight shutout victory and snapped the...


Ravens Defeat Griffins to Clinch Regular-Season CSAC Title

10/26/2013 17:32
GWYNEDD VALLEY, Pa. - The Rosemont women's soccer team (11-5, 9-1 CSAC) has accomplished something that no other Rosemont team has done since the CSAC was formed. By defeating the host Gwynedd Mercy University Griffins (3-10-4, 3-4-3 CSAC) by a final score of 2-1 they clinched first place for the...


Ravens Defense Smothers Immaculata

10/22/2013 18:49
IMMACULATA, Pa. - The Rosemont College women's soccer team out-shot the home Immaculata Mighty Macs 22-4 today and shut out Immaculata by a final score of 2-0. With the win the Ravens improved to 10-5 (8-1 CSAC) while the Mighty Macs fell to 6-8-2 (5-2-2 CSAC). It appeared that the first half would...


Defenders No Match for Ravens

10/19/2013 21:39
ROSEMONT, Pa. - The Rosemont College women's soccer team clinched a CSAC playoff berth with their win over the visiting Baptist Bible College Defenders today by a final score of 6-1. The Ravens moved to 9-5, 7-1 CSAC on the season while BBC fell to 1-12-1, 0-7-1 CSAC. The Ravens' freshman Taylor...


Late Offensive Burst Boosts Ravens Over Cairn

10/12/2013 11:59
ROSEMONT, Pa. - Although the Rosemont College women's soccer team outshot the visiting Cairn University Highlanders 28-4, the Ravens appeared to have difficulty finding the net during most of their CSAC game this afternoon. But a Rosemont goal scored in the first minute held up until a flurry of...


Pacers Hand Ravens First Conference Loss

10/09/2013 22:16
SCRANTON, Pa. - The Rosemont College women's soccer team were defeated this afternoon by the host Marywood University Pacers in overtime by a score of 2-1. The Pacers stayed undefeated in the conference (4-5-3, 4-0-2 CSAC) while the Ravens suffered their first CSAC loss of the season (7-5, 5-1...


Ravens Soar Over Falcons

10/05/2013 22:00
ROSEMONT, Pa.- The visiting Cedar Crest Falcons (2-9, 0-4 CSAC) proved to be no match for the Rosemont College women’s soccer team as the Ravens stayed perfect in conference play (7-4, 5-0 CSAC) with a commanding 7-0 win.   Sophomore Lauren Whelan (Bridgeton, N.J./Cumberland Regional)...