Recent Women's Soccer Headlines
Rio Grande's Rachel Haddad (8) celebrates her game-tying goal late in the second half of Thursday's tie with Davenport
Thu, Aug. 25, 2016 at 10:45 PM - [Women's Soccer]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    RIO GRANDE, Ohio - Short of recording an upset win, first-year Rio Grande women's soccer head coach Tony Daniels couldn't have scripted a better debut.
    Sophomore Rachel Haddad scored on a direct kick with 4:53 left to play in regulation and the RedStorm battled visiting Davenport University to a season-opening 1-1 draw, Thursday night, at a sauna-like Evan E. Davis Field.
    Haddad, a midfielder from Gallipolis, Ohio, accounted for Rio's only shot on goal in the contest, netting the second goal of her collegiate career.
    Rio Grande, which had been outscored 24-2 in four losses to the Panthers over the course of the past five seasons - including a 7-0 loss last year - was outshot 29-4 (11-1 in shots on goal).

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Fri, Aug. 12, 2016 - [Women's Soccer]

RSC Sports Information
    FLORENCE, Ky. -- Asbury (Ky.) University edged out a crowded top half of the 2016 River States Conference Women's Soccer Preseason Coaches' Poll to claim preseason favorite honors, the league office announced on Friday.
    Asbury, which claimed first place in the regular season last year at 12-5-1 overall and 7-1 conference, received the most points and a league-high four first-place votes in the polling of the conference head coaches.
    The nine first-place votes were spread among four different teams, and the top four teams were separated by just eight points in the voting. Asbury's 57 points edged out Point Park (Pa.) University with 53 points (2 first-place votes), the University of Rio Grande (Ohio) with 51 points (1 first-place vote) and WVU Tech with 49 points (2 first-place votes).

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Mon, May. 16, 2016 - [Women's Soccer]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    RIO GRANDE, Ohio - The University of Rio Grande soccer programs have announced their 2016 summer camp schedule.
    A team camp for girls' high school squads is planned for July 10-13, with a boys' high school team camp slated for July 17-21. Cost for the girls' camp is $270, while the boys' camp has a fee of $305.
    Fees for the residential camps include lodging, meals, training sessions and tournament play.
    Camp directors are URG men's soccer head coach Scott Morrissey and women's soccer head coach Tony Daniels.

Tony Daniels has been named Rio's new women's soccer head coach
Fri, Jan. 8, 2016 - [Women's Soccer]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    RIO GRANDE, Ohio - The University of Rio Grande didn't have to look very far to find a new head coach for its women's soccer program.
    The school has announced the hiring of long-time men's soccer assistant coach Tony Daniels to lead the RedStorm women.
    Daniels replaces former head coach Callum Morris, who stepped down late in the 2015 regular season to pursue other career opportunities.
    The RedStorm, who posted an 8-10 record last fall following a loss to Point Park in the semifinal round of the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament, finished the season with assistant coach Craig Davies at the helm.
    "I'm excited and very much looking forward to the opportunity," Daniels said. "I think it's a good situation - not only for myself, but the University and for both of our soccer programs. I've been an assistant with the men's team for the past 25 years and I'd like to think I've played some kind of role in the success we've enjoyed. I think the girls program can be taken to that level, but it's going to take some work. A strong foundation has already been laid, though, and I'm ready to start working with the girls."

Rio Grande's Melissa Dickerson (left), Courtney Young (center) and Karla Garn (right) were named NAIA Scholar-Athletes
Thu, Dec. 10, 2015 - [Women's Soccer]

NAIA Sports Information
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Three individuals representing the University of Rio Grande were among the 588 student-athletes honored by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) as 2015 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes.
    Seniors Melissa Dickerson (Little Hocking, OH) and Courtney Young (Okeana, OH) and fifth-year senior Karla Garn (Morrow, OH) represented the RedStorm on the list.

Senior Kasey Crow had Rio's lone goal in a 3-1 season-ending loss to Point Park on Thursday night
Fri, Nov. 13, 2015 - [Women's Soccer]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Second-seeded Point Park scored a pair of first half goals in a span of just 1:40 and rode the momentum to a 3-1 win over the University of Rio Grande, Thursday night, in the semifinal round of the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Women's Soccer Tournament at Highmark Stadium.
    The Pioneers improved to 11-6-2 with the win and punched their ticket to the tourney's title game on Saturday against fourth-seeded West Virginia University-Tech, which upset top-seeded Asbury University, 1-0, in Thursday's other semifinal contest.
    Rio Grande, the No. 3 seed and the tourney's defending champion, finished its season at 8-10 with the loss.

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