CAA Women's Soccer

CAA Women's Soccer Report | Oct. 4, 2022

CAA Women's Soccer Report | Oct. 4, 2022

Catch up on the CAA women's soccer weekly news, notes and awards.

Oct 5, 2022 by FloFC Staff
CAA Women's Soccer Report | Oct. 4, 2022

Catch up on the CAA women's soccer weekly news, notes and awards.


Thursday, Sept. 29
Charleston 3, Hampton 0 *
Towson 2, Drexel 1 *
Hofstra 1, Monmouth 1 *
Northeastern 3, Stony Brook 0 *
William & Mary 1, UNCW 0 *
Delaware 3, Elon 0 *

Sunday, Oct. 2
Charleston 2, William & Mary 2 *
Monmouth 1, Stony Brook 0 *
UNCW 2, Hampton 1 *
Towson 1, Delaware 1 *
Northeastern 2, Hofstra 1 *
Drexel 2, Elon 1 *

Thursday, Oct. 6
Hampton at Monmouth * (FloFC), 4 p.m.
Stony Brook at Delaware * (FloFC), 6 p.m.
Hofstra at Drexel * (FloFC), 6 p.m.
Elon at UNCW * (FloFC), 7 p.m.
Northeastern at William & Mary * (FloFC), 7 p.m.
Towson at Charleston * (FloFC), 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 8
Northeastern at Hampton *, 8 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 9
Towson at UNCW * (FloFC), 1 p.m.
Elon at Charleston * (FloFC), 1 p.m.
Hofstra at Delaware * (FloFC), 1 p.m.
Monmouth at William & Mary * (FloFC), 1 p.m.
Stony Brook at Drexel * (FloFC), 1 p.m.



Katie Hackley, Delaware
Junior | Forward | Ottsville, Pennsylvania / Germantown Academy

Hackley contributed to three of Delaware’s four goals in a 1-0-1 week with two goals and an assist. 

The junior from Pennsylvania scored twice off the bench to defeat Elon on Thursday and helped on the Blue Hens goal in a 1-1 draw with Towson on Sunday.


Cassie Coster, Monmouth
Sophomore | Goalkeeper | Poughquag, New York / Arlington

Coster made 13 saves and allowed one goal in a 1-0-1 week for Monmouth with a draw against Hofstra and shutout win over Stony Brook. 

The sophomore keeper turned aside 10 Seawolves shots Sunday to make a Chloe Ferreira goal hold up.


Holland Stam, Northeastern
Graduate Student | Goalkeeper | Ipswich, Massachusetts / Pingree School

Stam posted 14 saves over two games to help Northeastern to a 2-0 weekend. 

The graduate student from Massachusetts made five stops in Thursday’s win over Stony Brook, before tallying nine stops in a one-goal victory over Hofstra on Sunday.


Ivey Crain, William & Mary
Freshman | Forward | Milton, Georgia / Pinecrest Academy

Crain collects a CAA weekly honor for the third-straight week and fourth time in 2022 after helping W&M to a 3-0-1 start in the CAA. 

The freshman from Georgia scored the lone goal in Thursday’s 1-0 win over CAA preseason favorite UNCW and tallied an assist in Sunday’s draw against Charleston.


Offensive Player of the Week

Aug. 22: Faith Slimmer, Charleston
Aug. 29: Casey Touey, Drexel
Sept. 5: Grace Powell, Charleston
Sept. 12: Madison Henry, UNCW
Sept. 19: Nia Christopher, Towson
Sept. 26: Ivey Crain, William & Mary
Oct. 3: Katie Hackley, Delaware

Defensive Player of the Week

Aug. 22: Cassie Coster, Monmouth
Aug. 29: Zoe Doughty, William & Mary
Sept. 5: Molly Piso, Drexel; Holland Stam, Northeastern
Sept. 12: Savannah Barron, Charleston
Sept. 19: Emma D’Alesandro, William & Mary
Sept. 26: Beky Myers, Elon
Oct. 3: Cassie Coster, Monmouth; Holland Stam, Northeastern

Rookie of the Week

Aug. 22: Ivey Crain, William & Mary
Aug. 29: Summer Reimet, Monmouth
Sept. 5: Ava Nace, Northeastern
Sept. 12: Vivian Akyirem, Northeastern
Sept. 19: Ivey Crain, William & Mary
Sept. 26: Linn Beck, Stony Brook
Oct. 3: Ivey Crain, William & Mary



With the midway point of conference play approaching in the CAA on Thursday, all that's known is how much still is to be figured out.

Drexel leads the way with nine points and William & Mary, at eight points, is the lone remaining unbeaten. But three points currently separate third from 11th place in the table.

Conference newcomer Monmouth has allowed just two goals in four league games, while four teams - Charleston, Drexel, Hofstra and Stony Brook - are averaging at least two goals per contest against CAA competition.


CAA women’s soccer players continue to rack up national honors with three more recognized this week.

Northeastern’s Holland Stam was named to the Top Drawer Soccer Team of the Week’s top XI, while Delaware’s Katie Hackley and Monmouth’s Cassie Coster collected honorable mention nods.

It marked the fourth straight week at least two CAA women’s players, and a minimum of three players across men’s and women’s soccer, were recognized.


The CAA features six goalkeepers with at least five shutouts this season.

Monmouth’s Cassie Coster is fourth nationally with eight clean sheets this fall, while Towson’s Riley Melendez is eighth with seven. William & Mary’s Zoe Doughty and Northeastern’s Holland Stam each have six shutouts on the year, while Elon’s McKenna Dalfonso and Hofstra’s Skylar Kuzmich have recorded five each.


Towson’s Nia Christopher scored five times in the Tigers’ win over Delaware State, breaking a program record and tallying two more goals than any other player in the nation in a single game this season.

Christopher’s five goals were the most by a CAA player in the 21st Century and one shy of the conference record set in 1996.


8-4-1, 2-1-1 CAA
Last Week: Hampton (W, 3-0); William & Mary (T, 2-2)
This Week: Towson (H, Thu); Elon (H, Sun)

•   Charleston has scored multiple goals in all eight victories this fall and is tied for the CAA lead with 29 goals, 21 assists and 79 points.

•   Grace Powell ranks second in the CAA with eight goals and is tied for second with 18 points.

2-7-4, 1-2-1 CAA
Last Week: Elon (W, 3-0); Towson (T, 1-1)
This Week: Stony Brook (H, Thu); Hofstra (H, Sun)

•   Katie Hackley came off the bench and recorded a brace in Delaware’s Thursday win over Elon.

•   Odaliana Gomez made five saves and recorded a shutout in her first collegiate start Thursday.

8-1-3, 3-1-0 CAA
Last Week: Towson (L, 1-2); Elon (W, 2-1)
This Week: Hofstra (H, Thu); Stony Brook (H, Sun)

•   Drexel’s .792 overall winning percentage is tied with Monmouth for the best in the CAA and 31st nationally.

•   Delaney Lappin is tied for third in the league with seven goals this fall.

6-4-2, 2-2-0 CAA
Last Week: Delaware (L, 0-3); Drexel (L, 1-2)
This Week: UNCW (A, Thu); Charleston (A, Sun)

• Ashlee Brehio’s five goals are the most by an Elon freshman through 12 matches since Jessica Carrieri scored six to begin the 2019 season.

• Elon has received 19 of its 37 points over its last eight games from three freshmen - Ashlee Brehio, Rachel Buckle, and Isa Murdock.

2-9-0, 0-4-0 CAA
Last Week: Charleston (L, 0-3); UNCW (L, 1-2)
This Week: Monmouth (A, Thu); Northeastern (H, Sat)

•   Taylor Oliver scored Hampton’s first goal in a CAA contest Sunday.

•   Alexis Deveaux made 20 saves in two contests last weekend, including 13 against UNCW.

6-5-2, 1-2-1 CAA|
Last Week: Monmouth (T, 1-1); Northeastern (L, 1-2)
This Week: Drexel (A, Thu); Delaware (A, Sun)

•   Three Hofstra players - Dagny Run Petursdottir, Matilda Liljefors, and Leah Iglesias - scored their first career goals in the victory over Hampton.

•   Ellen Halseth tallied three goals and an assist in the victory over the Pirates. Halseth’s 69% shot accuracy ranks sixth nationally.

9-2-1, 2-1-1 CAA
Last Week: Hofstra (T, 1-1); Stony Brook (W, 1-0)
This Week: Hampton (H, Thu); William & Mary (A, Sun)

•   The Hawks’ .792 overall winning percentage is tied with Drexel for the best in the CAA and 31st nationally.

•   Monmouth is one of two Division I members with a women’s (Cassie Coster) and men’s (Eryk Dymora) goalkeeper in the top 10 nationally in shutouts. Coster leads the CAA in goals-against average (0.500) and save percentage (.870) in addition to her eight clean sheets.

6-5-1, 2-2-0 CAA
Last Week: William & Mary (L, 0-1); Hampton (W, 2-1)
This Week: Elon (H, Thu); Towson (H, Sun)

•   Madison Henry is tied for the conference lead with six assists and ranks second with 18 points.

•   UNCW recorded 22 corner kicks in Sunday’s game at Hampton.

5-4-3, 2-1-1 CAA
Last Week: Stony Brook (W, 3-0); Hofstra (W, 2-1)
This Week: Stony Brook (A, Thu); Hofstra (A, Sun)

•   Northeastern’s two wins last week were its first and second with multi-goal outputs this fall. The Huskies’ three previous victories came by 1-0 margins.

•   Vivian Akyirem is second among CAA freshmen with six goals this season. Akyirem has put 73.1% of her shots on target in her first collegiate season, which is good for fifth in the country.

4-7-2, 1-2-1 CAA
Last Week: Northeastern (L, 0-3); Monmouth (L, 0-1)
This Week: Delaware (A, Thu); Drexel (A, Sun)

•   Stony Brook’s 29 goals, 21 assists, and 79 points are all tied with Charleston for first in the league.

•   The Seawolves have been booked for just five yellow cards this fall, which is the fewest in the CAA.

8-2-3, 1-1-2 CAA
Last Week: Drexel (W, 2-1); Delaware (T, 1-1)
This Week: Charleston (A, Thu); UNCW (A, Sun)

•   Sydney Cradle’s blast to help secure a draw against Delaware on Sunday earned the No. 8 spot on Monday’s SportsCenter Top 10 and was viewed over 65,000 times on Instagram as of Tuesday.

•   Nia Christopher’s nine goals this fall lead the CAA and rank 11th in the country.

6-4-3, 2-0-2 CAA
Last Week: UNCW (W, 1-0); Charleston (T, 2-2)
This Week: Northeastern (H, Thu); Monmouth (H, Sun)

•   All six of W&M’s victories this year have been shutouts.

•   Ivey Crain leads all CAA freshmen with seven goals this season.