For Immediate Release: December 11, 2003
Contact: John Hartrick (
Phone: 607-777-6800

Mathelier selected to women's soccer all-region team

Binghamton University women's soccer defender Tatiana Mathelier (Pomona, N.Y./Saddle River Day, N.J.) has been named to the NSCAA/adidas Northeast Region third team, the school learned today. Mathelier joins 33 other athletes on the all-region teams, which are selected by head coaches. The Northeast region, one of six NSCAA regions across the country, is comprised of 41 schools.

Mathelier anchored a Bearcats back line that produced seven shutouts and a 1.79 goals against average in 2003. A forward in her first two collegiate seasons, Mathelier added the game-winning goal against Stony Brook and chipped in two assists. Binghamton (9-8-2) advanced to the ECAC tournament after securing the program's 17th consecutive winning season.

"Tatiana had a tremendous year and has blossomed into the player we knew she could be," head coach Leff Leightman said. "It's not easy to make the transition when you've played forward all your life, and she has taken the challenge and risen past all expectations. I think it's great to see that the coaches are aware of how much talent Tatiana has as a player. They have rewarded her for her hard work and dedication, and the honor is very well deserved. It means a lot to her and our program."

The America East Conference had 10 athletes from five different schools named to the all-region teams with league champion Boston University (3) having the most ... This is the third straight year that Binghamton has earned representation on the all-region team ... Forward Tracy Kasmarcik was a second team selection in 2001 and 2002.

The complete team is below.


2003 National Soccer Coaches Association of America
Women's Division I Northeast Regional Team

Position Name Class School Hometown

Goalkeeper Kate Taylor SO Boston College Menomee Falls, WI
Defender Dolores Deasley SR Hoftra Hempstead, NY
Defender Corey Dunfey JR Fordham Cape Elizabeth, ME
Defender Brittany McDonald SO Boston University Lindenhurst, NY
Midfield Melanie Kasparek SO U. of Rhode Island Trumbull, CT
Midfield Sarah Rahko SR Boston College London Derry, NH
Midfield Kelly Shimmin JR Central CT Liverpool, England
Forward Kate Barrett SR Colgate Troy, NY
Forward Jessica Gjertsen JR U. of CT Alberta, Canada
Forward Kristin Graczyk JR U. of CT Albuquerque, NM
Forward Melissa Shulman SO Boston University Huntington, NY


Goalkeeper Rachel Wachsberger JR Hoftra East Meadow, NY
Defender Linda Consolante JR Maine Quebec, Canada
Defender Mary Schneck FR Boston College Dix Hills, NY
Defender Cindy Walsh SR Hartford Quebec, Canada
Midfielder Christina Huang FR Yale Potomac, MD
Midfielder Elaine O'Connor SR Hoftra Hemstead, NY
Midfielder Michaela Sewall SR Brown Newton, MA
Midfielder Kathryn Westfall SR Harvard Johnsburg, IL
Forward Lea Kiefer SR Dartmouth Fort Washington, PA
Forward Rosemarie Luzak SR Niagara Youngstown, NY
Forward Emily Russell SR Buffalo Albany, NY
Forward Beth Totman SR Boston College Rockville Centre, NY

Goalkeeper Jessica Clinton SR Boston University Valley Stream, NY
Defender Laura Duncan JR Central CT East Sussex, England
Defender Tatiana Mathelier JR Binghamton Pomona, NY
Defender Devon Russell SR Buffalo Albany, NY
Midfield Jeanette Akerland SR Hartford Stockholm, Sweden
Midfield Liz Dyjack JR Northeastern Ludlow, MA
Midfield Paula Pineda SR Sacred Heart Vigo, Spain
Midfield Meghan Schnur FR U. of CT Butler, PA
Forward Annie Hamel SR Maine Quebec, Canada
Forward Kristin Kowalik FR Northeastern Vikingstad, Sweden
Forward Kaitlin Schmidt SO St. John's Centereach, NY


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