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Coach Caroline Gray (TH-07) with  the VSBS Tigers.  Caroline is with a program
 called Students Helping Honduras.  Read how this team had to learn the lessons
of a losing season.  Click




Ariel Saltin (TH-10 Gold) made the US All-Armed Forces Women's Soccer Team! She and the team will be going to Rennes, France in May 2016 to compete in the World Military Championship



                 Carson Quiros Named Women’s Soccer’s First CoSIDA Academic All-American

 Carson was a member of the Tophat-12 Gold team (Full Article)

Click Here to read article written by Carson Quiros (TH-12 Gold) about Women's World Cup

3/17/2015 ELON, N.C. – As it prepares for its second year in the Colonial Athletic Association, the Elon University women's soccer program and eighth-year head coach Chris Neal announced captains for the upcoming 2015 season on Wednesday, March 11. Taylor Glenn (TH-12) was named as on of the three who will lead the maroon and gold on the pitch this upcoming season.
"Our team is going to benefit tremendously from the leadership of these captains," said Neal. "They lead both on and off the field and have proven they have the maturity, discipline and professionalism to lead us to a CAA championship."
This spring, the Phoenix will study abroad to Costa Rica as part of the university's educational learning requirement (ELR) in addition to playing several matches overseas.

The very first Tophat team  -  1982


Sheridan Nulty (TH-14) at Holy Cross  2014



        Amy Berbary

Amy Berbary (TH-97) named head coach of the
Indiana University women's soccer program
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September, 2012 - Cy Strickler at Appalachian State with Meggie Graham (TH-09),
Kate Ward (TH-12) and Jenni Loveless (TH-12).  Read More


Tophat coaches Ronda Brooks and Carrie Patterson
Ronda is now on staff at Ole Miss, and Carrie is on staff
at Univ. of Missouri - 2012


Frances DePree - Then and now - TH-11 to Naval Academy






 Meghan Duffy (TH-09 Gold) and KK Duffy (TH-08 Gold) in publicity shot and in action during a very
successful season at the University of Alabama.  More information at:
Alabama Crimson Tide

2nd Lieutenant Ariel Saltin (TH-10 Gold) will graduate from the US Air Force Academy on May 28, 2014. 
She will be stationed in Charleston, SC. 




Ariel Saltin (TH-10 Gold) dribbles down field and scores in the Air Force 2011 season opening game.  This was Ariel's first game as a Falcon.  More information at:  Air Force Falcons


Molly Lester (TH-07 Gold) - Captain of Duke in the Finals of Women's College Cup 2011

KENNESAW, Ga. — Molly Lester’s story could easily be about what might have been.

It’s just that once you’re done chronicling what is for the fifth-year senior, there doesn’t seem to be much time left for the maybes and mights.

In addition to some posters that aren’t as profound as they seemed freshman year and some overdue library books, at least if she’s anything like most college students, Lester will leave Duke with more than memories in tow. She’ll take away an undergraduate degree in history, magna cum laude, with minors in English and French. She’ll exit with a master’s in management, part of a one-year program from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business that is the subject of buzz in the business world the same way the Blue Devils are in the soccer world.

On the soccer field, she will leave with at least six goals to her credit. Even if she doesn’t add to the total Sunday against Stanford, she may well leave with a national championship, the first in the history of the Duke program. (read full article)


Winner of Liberty Mutual Insurance Company's

"Most Responsible Coaches" for Tennessee - Ashley Halter, Tophat Gold '97


Former Tophatter, Ashley Halter '97 Gold, is currently working in Nashville, TN, and coaching U-16 girls at the Brentwood Soccer Club. The parents of her team nominated her for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company's "Most Responsible Coaches" honor. There are nominees in each state and Ashley was one of the finalist for the state of Tennessee and was recently informed that she was the winner for her state.  Ashley is one of only two women winners. Her team, The Brentwood Beat, won a $500 award because of her selection.


Ashley graduated from The Lovett School and went on to start for four years at Florida State University and her team went to the NCAA Sweet 16 her senior year. She attended graduate school at University of Tennessee where she was team manager while she worked on her Master's Degree. She was hired by the University of Pennsylvania where she completed graduate courses and was assistant coach. Ashley says that Tophat was very instrumental in preparing her for her college play and for coaching.


Responsible Sports™ is a community outreach initiative from Liberty Mutual. This campaign celebrates the countless acts of responsibility shown by people in their everyday lives and encourages all people to take personal ownership in ensuring positive outcomes in life. The overarching goal of the Responsible Sports program is to ensure that kids experience the best that sports have to offer in environments that promote and display responsibility in action. Click here for more details.



Members of the Tophat 00 Gold Team at Lindsey Rochow's wedding.

Left to right: Coach Cy Strickler, Elisabeth White, Allison Ford, Lindsey Rochow, Liz Strickler, Brantley Inman,

Manager Rick Inman.



Kristen Stevens - Updated Sept. 8, 2007

Was a member of Tophat's first state championship team in 1986. She is presently living in Istanbul, Turkey with her husband, a filmmaker, and their 3 month old son Max. Kristen currently writes a column about being Max's mom for The Turkish Daily News and Hurriyet, Turkey's biggest daily newspapers. She previously reported for The Associated Press from the Middle East. Click here to read some of her articles.