Blue Knight Women's Soccer News
Women's Soccer Tabbed 8th in MEC Preseason Poll
Notre Dame College is the favorite to claim the 2014 Mountain East Conference title in women's soccer, narrowly finishing ahead of West Virginia Wesleyan in a vote conducted by the league's coaches.
Urbana finished 8th in the voting. The Blue Knights were in contention for one of the MEC's top 4 spots after the first round of conference games last fall before ending the year on a tough 6-game losing streak to finish last in the standings. In 2014, the Blue Knights will be under the direction of new Head Coach Kevin Mounce. Read More
Women's Soccer to Host ID Camp on April 5Feb. 26th, 2014
New Head Women's Soccer Coach Kevin Mounce announced his first camp date at Urbana University earlier this week. Mounce and the Blue Knights will host a Spring ID Camp on Saturday, April 5th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The cost of the camp is $50 per player. Players aged 13-18 are invited to attend the camp to learn what college training will be like. There will also be match training, goalkeeper training and speed and agility training, as well as a campus tour and t-shirt.
Check in here for a link to a registration form. For more information, contact Coach Mounce at (937) 484-1385 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Read More
Mounce Named New Women's Soccer CoachJan. 22nd, 2014
Urbana University Athletic Director Doug Young recently announced the hiring of Kevin Mounce as the new Head Coach of the Blue Knight women’s soccer team.
“We are thrilled to add a coach of Kevin’s quality to lead our women’s soccer program,” said Young upon the announcement. “Kevin has spent the past 15 seasons at NCAA Division I Gardner-Webb University. We are confident that Kevin can take this young program to new heights with his wealth of experience coaching on a big stage.”
Coach Mounce comes to Urbana with 172 career wins under his belt, including a program-best 125 at Gardner-Webb in Boiling Springs, North Carolina. His Runnin’ Bulldogs advanced to the conference tournament in 13 of his 15 seasons. Mounce’s squads earned back-to-back Big South Conference runner-up finishes in 2009 and 2010, and he was named the 2003 Atlantic Sun Conference Coach of the Year. His 2001 team won an NCCAA national title, earning Mounce NCCAA National Coach of the Year honors. Read More
Mazzu, Abdalla Named All-ConferenceNov. 6th, 2013
The Mountain East Conference released its 2013 All-Conference selections on Wednesday. The Urbana University women's soccer team had a pair of players named All-Conference. Senior teammates Brittany Mazzu and Hanna Abdalla represented the Blue Knights on the 2013 All-MEC squad. Mazzu made the MEC Second Team, while Abdalla was named Honorable Mention All-MEC. Read More
UU Falls 1-0 in Finale to Top-Ranked FalconsOct. 29th, 2013
Already eliminated from post-season contention, the Urbana University women's soccer team put up a tough fight in their regular season finale on the road against Notre Dame College. The Blue Knights stayed within striking distance for 90 minutes with the first MEC regular season champs from NDC, but the Falcons did enough to stay undefeated at home this season in the 1-0 win.
Urbana's offense has gone cold over the last 10 games, managing just 3 goals over that stretch. The Blue Knights hung with the Falcons on Tuesday night, though, getting 7 shots on frame compared the NDC's 8. Senior Brittany Mazzu and sophomore McKensey Cross each put two shots on goal in the loss. Read More