(Carlisle, Pa.) – The Dickinson women's soccer team earned a bid to the 2018 Centennial Conference playoffs, earning the #4-seed with a 5-2-3 mark in the conference and an overall record of 10-3-4 overall. The Red Devils strung together four straight wins and with back-to-back draws, securing their spot on the final day of the regular season.
Goaltender Mary Katherine Brosnan (Old Tappan, N.J./Northern Valley Old Tappan) has had an outstanding senior season, posting nine shutouts to raise her career total to 16 in the past two seasons.
Sophomore Ally Diez (Rockville Center, N.Y./South Side) leads the Red Devils in scoring with six goals and three assists while junior Addy Zandi (West Chester, Pa./B. Reed Henderson) had tallied four goals and four assists on the year.
First-year Charlotte Glancey (Princeton, N.J./Montgomery) had started all 17 games of her rookie campaign and has been a valuable addition, adding three goals and two assists as well. Three-year starters Eryn McDonald (Scarsdale, N.Y./Scarsdale) and Killian Donohue (Bronxville, N.Y./Bronxville) anchor the Red Devil defense.
The Red Devils have a roster of veterans with Rachel Lazris (Columbia, Md./Wilde Lake), Briona Davis (Franklin Park, N.J./Franklin) and Elizabeth Krause (West Chester, Pa./Bishop Shanahan) seeing significant action during their careers while senior Samantha Knapp (Washington, D.C./CESJDS) gives the Devils speed and another scoring threat on the front line.
Head coach Ted Zingman is excited for the opportunity to lead the Red Devils into the playoffs in his second season at Dickinson. Zingman connected with Assistant Athletic Director, Christian Payne to preview what this means for the women's soccer program.
Christian Payne: In your second season at Dickinson, this is the program's first trip to the CC Playoffs since 2010. What statement does this make?
Ted Zingman: Our program making the playoffs is a result of the open-mindedness, selflessness, and dedication of our players. It's extremely difficult to adapt to a new coach's culture and playing style, and I'm so proud of our players for putting in the effort and hard work to make that happen, all with smiles on their faces.
CP: You only lost one conference game all season at home, to top seed Johns Hopkins. What is great about the atmosphere at Miller Memorial Field, and how will it contribute to hosting this rematch with Haverford?
TZ: Our players love playing at home. Miller is an amazing facility, and we take great pride in playing hard and protecting our home turf. We also only lost one conference game on the road this season, so we know we can be successful anywhere.
CP: What will be key in this playoff run?
TZ: The key to our playoff run is to be our best, tomorrow, against Haverford.
2018 Centennial Conference Women's Soccer Championship
First Round - Wednesday, October 31st (at Miller Memorial Field | Dickinson College)
7:00 pm - #5-Haverford at #4-Dickinson | DC 2, Haverford 1 (2OT)
Semifinals - Saturday, November 3rd (at Homewood Field | Johns Hopkins University)
Championship - Sunday, November 4th (at Homewood Field | Johns Hopkins University)