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 (TH-97) named head coach of the
Indiana University women's soccer program
September, 2012 - Cy Strickler at Appalachian State with
Meggie Graham (TH-09),
Kate Ward (TH-12) and Jenni Loveless (TH-12).
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
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
(TH-10 Gold) will graduate from the
US Air Force Academy on May 28, 2014.
She will be stationed in Charleston, SC.
(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
Air Force Falcons
(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
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.
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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
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countless acts of responsibility shown by people in their everyday
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Responsible Sports program is to ensure that kids experience the
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Members of the Tophat 00 Gold Team at Lindsey Rochow's wedding.
to right: Coach Cy Strickler, Elisabeth White, Allison Ford, Lindsey Rochow,
Liz Strickler, Brantley 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.