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After achieving varsity status in 1988, it took just three seasons for the women’s soccer team

to fnish with a 13-1-1 record. Following a series of winning seasons, the Blue Jays claimed their frst MAC title in 1996. A season later they won a program-record 19 games and advanced all the way to the NCAA Division III Final Four. Overall, the Blue Jays have won four conference champi-onships and made six trips to the NCAA Division III Tournament.

In the program’s 24-year history, the Blue Jays have reached double fgures in victories 15 times and won nine games on fve other occasions, including 2011.

Overall, the Blue Jays have had 69 frst-team all-conference picks and six conference Player of the Year honorees, including fve in a row from 1995 to 1999. Former head coach Barry Dohner ’83 was named conference Coach of the Year six times and national Coach of the Year in 1997, amassing 189 wins over 14 seasons (1996 to 2007).

Head coach Jason Petronis will be in control of the program for his second full season in 2012. In his frst year, Petronis led his team to a 9-6-2 record. It was E-town’s best campaign in the last three seasons. At the Blue Jay Classic, E-town rallied from a 2-0 defcit to tie 2011 NCAA DIII National Semifnalist Ithaca 2-2.

Recent Successes:

» Two NCAA Division III Tournament appearances in the last six seasons » Reached the NCAA Division III “Sweet 16” in 2006

» Made it to the Commonwealth Conference Championship game in 2006 and 2008 » 13 All-Commonwealth Conference selections in the last three seasons

» Laura Wingert ‘13 and Amy Bunting ‘13 chosen to NSCAA All-Mid-Atlantic Region Teams in 2011

Program Highlights:

» NCAA Division III Final Four participants in 1997 » Six Commonwealth Confer-ence playoff appearances since 2004

» Commonwealth Conference Champions in 2005 » 19 winning seasons in 24 years as a varsity program

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Elizabethtown College