SEVEN ECLIPSE ALUMNAE STILL ALIVE IN 2018 WOMEN’S COLLEGE CUP
OAK BROOK, ILL. (November 19, 2018) – Seven Eclipse Select alumnae have advanced in the 2018 NCAA Women’s College Cup as the race continues to a National Championship. The seven players are rostered between four different programs, three in Division I and one in Division III.
Washington University – St. Louis, featuring Gabbie Cesarone (St. Charles, Ill.) and Caroline Dempsey (Lincolnshire, Ill.),have advanced to the final weekend of the 2018 Div. III Women’s College Cup and will play Middlebury in the semifinals on Nov. 30 at 4 p.m. in Greensboro, N.C. The Bears outscored their opponents 13-1 in their the four games played in the tournament. WashU’s best test to date was their quarterfinal matchup with No. 15 Wheaton (Ill.) which took a goal from the penalty spot by Dempsey in the 87th minute to advance.
Penn. State, with Kerry Abello (Batavia, Ill.) and Caitlin Haislip (Munster, Ind.), made their way through the bottom left quarter of the Div. I bracket as an at-large bid. The Nittany Lions pulled off a 1-0 upset over the No. 3 seed South Carolina in the second round where Abello led all players with eight shots, two of which went on frame. With other wins over Bowling Green and Wake Forest, Penn. State will play No. 1 seed Florida State in the quarterfinals.
Tennessee, featuring Maya Neal (Naperville, Ill.) and Jamie Goralski (Naperville, Ill.), are seeded No. 2 in the top left portion of the Div. I bracket. A tough first round comeback versus Louisville saw Neal recording the equalizing assist in the 75th minute before going on to win 2-1. The Vols took that momentum to go on and defeat Arizona and Texas A&M. Tennessee will match up with the No. 1 overall seed Stanford in the next round.
North Carolina, with Zoe Redei (Highland Park, Ill.),went into the competition as a No. 1 seed in the bottom right quarter of the Div. I bracket. Their offense started hot and stayed hot scoring 11 goals in three games and only conceding once. Wins over Howard, Kansas, and Virginia Tech. have paved their way to playing UCLA in the upcoming quarterfinals.
Notable Eclipse Alumnae Women’s College Cup Performances:
Kayla McCoy (Lincolnwood, Ill.) – 77th-minute game-winning goal versus Rutgers in the first round, 62nd-minute goal vs Lipscomb in the second round, and a 55th-minute assist vs Georgetown in the third round.
Channing Foster (Murray, Ky.) – 44th-minute assist vs Stanford in the second round.