2000 Season Preview

After posting their best record since 1991, the Cardinals look to the 2000 season with a great deal of enthusiasm and confidence. Coach Scott Racek is hopeful of a climb in the conference standings.

The Cards return nine starters and four additional letterwinners. The group is led by sophomore midfielder Colleen Redlinger, who was named team Rookie of the Year in 1999 after scoring 16 points on six goals and four assists, and sophomore midfielder Julie Cosden (seven points on two goals and three assists).

"Although the team lost several significant seniors," Racek said, "we return the heart of our team in Colleen and Julie."

Senior midfielder Heather Winters' 17 points (four goals and nine assists) led the club in scoring. Junior forward Nicole Pino was the team's third-leading scorer, checking in with 13 points on five goals and three assists.

Two-time team MVP Mendie Hoffman and four-year starter Deborah Dubensky - defensive stalwarts who helped the CUA post three shutouts on the road last season - will be sorely missed. But junior Dana Tarricone and senior Lauren Ottaviano are expected to bring the type of defensive leadership the team will need to be successful.

Sophomores Rachel Glennon and Molly Moran will contend to be the club's starting goaltender. Glennon played in 11 matches last season and posted a 1.75 goals-against average. Moran appeared in four contests without allowing a goal.

The 2000 schedule brings some new competition mixed with traditional rivals. CAC rivalries with St. Mary's (Md.), Salisbury State and Mary Washington have brought out the best in both teams. Non-conference opponents include Villa Julie, Washington College and Cabrini.

2000 Results (6-12, 2-5)

Date Opponent Result Notable
Sept. 2 Cabrini L, 1-0  
Sept. 5 Trinity (D.C.) ppd. Weather
Sept. 9 Moravian % L, 1-0 Baroody 10 saves
Sept. 10 Alvernia % W, 2-1 Pino, Glennan one goal each
Sept. 12 Marymount * L, 3-2 Lennon, Waters goals
Sept. 19 at Washington College L, 4-0 Glennon 7 saves
Sept. 20 Salisbury State * L, 3-0 Glennon 13 saves
Sept. 24 at Howard L, 7-0 Glennon 15 saves
Sept. 26 at St. Mary's (Md.) * L, 5-0  
Sept. 27 at Villa Julie L, 2-0  
Oct. 1 at York (Pa.) * L, 3-0 Glennon 10 saves
Oct. 3 Goucher * W, 2-0 Jones, Lennon goals; Pino,
McAlarnen assists
Oct. 7 Gallaudet * W, 3-0 McAlarnen 2 goals; DeGisi 1 goal
Oct. 9 at Mary Baldwin  W, 5-0 McAlarnen 2 G; Palmieri 2 A
Oct. 14 at Columbia Union W, 7-1 McAlarnen 2 G; Hatch first career goal
Oct. 15 Methodist L, 1-0 Glennon 5 saves
Oct. 19 Mary Washington * L, 4-0  
Oct. 21 Neumann  W, 7-0 McAlarnen 4 G; Winters 4 A
Oct. 23 at St. Mary's (Md.) # L, 4-0 Baroody 9 saves


* Conference games
# CAC Tournament
% Beaver (Pa.) Tournament

Home matches in bold

2000 Roster

No. Name Yr. Pos. Hometown/High School
- Molly Moran So. G Avon, N.Y./Avon Central
3 Bridgid Ruddy So. D Cheverly, Md./Pallotti
5 Brianne Palmieri Fr. M Melville, N.Y./St. Anthony's
7 Erin Jones So. D Hanover, Mass./Sacred Heart
9 Rachel Glennon So. G/D Altamont, N.Y./Guilderland
11 Nicole Pino Jr. F Stratford, N.J./Paul VI
12 Colleen Redlinger So. M Philadelphia, Pa./Nazareth Academy
13 Bridget Lennon Fr. M Middletown, N.J./Red Bank Catholic
14 Kathleen Hatch Jr. D/M Falls Church, Va./Bishop Ireton
15 Heather Winters Sr. M Belmont, Mass./Belmont
16 Lia DeGisi Fr. D Medford, N.J./Merion Mercy Academy
17 Melissa Smith So. M Biloxi, Miss./Mercy Cross
19 Julie McAlarnen Fr. F Wildwood, N.J./Wildwood Catholic
20 Dana Tarricone Jr. M Irvington, N.Y./Irvington
23 Meghan Baroody So. M/G Alexandria, Va./T.C. Williams
24 Jackie Yacenda So. D Chester, N.J./Villa Walsh Academy

Head Coach: Scott Racek
Assistant Coach: Jonathan Gross