GRANVILLE, Ohio-- The 2019 Denison University women's soccer schedule has been released and the Big Red opens the year with a trip to Virginia to take on Bridgewater College and Washington and Lee on August 30-31. The season continues with some of the top teams in the nation that includes stops at Centre College (Ky.) on Sept. 14 and Messiah College (Pa.) on Sept. 21. The Big Red will also have marquee home matchups with Carnegie Mellon on September 7, Ohio Northern on September 11, DePauw on October 19 before wrapping up the season against Wooster on November 2.
Denison is coming off its conference-best 10th NCAC Championship in 2018. Denison welcomes back second-team all-region performers Liz Gilbert (So., FWD), and Kelly O'Neill (Jr., DEF). The top returnees continue with senior forward Claire Kolff, junior defender Kate Dannemiller, sophomore defender Katie Livingston, and sophomore goalkeeper Patil Tcholakian, who all received All-NCAC accolades in 2018.
Head Coach Gail Murphy is returning for her 23rd season and is the reigning NCAC Coach of the Year. Her resume includes a 291-112-40 record to go along with seven NCAC Championships and three tournament titles. Denison is coming off a 12-3-2 season in 2018.