OLATHE, Kan. – The #20-ranked Ashford University women's soccer team kicked off the 2014 regular season on Friday afternoon. Standing across the pitch at Pioneer Field were the host Pioneers of MidAmerica Nazarene University.
After falling behind early in the first half, the Saints would bounce back to even up the contest midway through the opening 45 minutes. But a late goal by the Pioneers' Kalyn Pfaff proved to be the Saints' downfall as MidAmerica Nazarene grabbed a 2-1 upset victory.
CLINTON – For the second consecutive year, youth will be served for the Ashford University women's soccer team, which gets set to begin the 2014 campaign. One year removed from a 13-4 record and a spot at the top of the Association of Independent Institutions (A.I.I.) regular season standings, this year's version of the Saints is going to be much different than the one from a year ago.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) released the pre-season top-25 men's and women's soccer coaches' polls on Tuesday (Aug. 19) afternoon. For the second consecutive year, both Ashford soccer programs will enter the season amongst the nation's best.
CLINTON – A total of seven regular season home games highlights the 2014 Ashford University women's soccer schedule, announced by head coach Mick Regan on Wednesday.
The Saints will also take on six 2013 NAIA Women's Soccer National Championship qualifiers and seven matches against teams ranked or receiving votes in the final 2013 NAIA Women's Soccer Coaches Poll.
CLINTON – The Ashford University Athletic Department and head women's soccer coach Mick Regan are pleased to announce that addition of Daniella Pappas to the AU women's soccer coaching staff, effective immediately.
A native of Des Moines, Iowa, Pappas joins the Saints after spending the 2013 season as an assistant at Belmont Abbey College (N.C.). As the team's goalkeepers coach, she helped guide the Crusaders to a third place finish in the Southeast Region with a 15-4-4 record. The Crusaders also earned a berth in the 2013 NCAA Division II Tournament, making a "Sweet 16" appearance.