Fairfield, CT - SHU head coach Kim Banner recently announced that seniors Samantha Kee (Haskell, NJ) and Heather Quevillion (Dayville, CT) along with juniors Jen Mulvey (Manalapan, NJ) and Elizabeth Stewart (Seaford, NY) will serve as captains for the 2011 Pioneer women's soccer team. Sacred Heart will look to improve upon its winning record in 2010 (8-6-5, 4-3-3 NEC) and secure a berth in the 2011 Northeast Conference Tournament.
Kee has led the Pioneers in goals in each of the last two seasons, finding the back of the net five times in both 2009 and 2010. She has great speed and is always a danger to break away from the pack, resulting in three career game winning tallies. "Sam has incredible strength and determination," commented Banner. "She is a relentless player on and off the field and is a great asset for us."
Quevillion, who can play in both the midfield and on the backline, had a break out offensive season in 2010, registering three goals. She supplied the game winner on a volley following a corner kick in a non-conference tilt with Binghamton. "Heather is a smart, strong defender who will help lead the defense with her maturity this season," said Banner.
Mulvey also slotted three markers a season ago but was limited to just 13 games played in 2010. However, two of her goals were game winners, including a marker that secured the Pioneers three points in the NEC standings with a victory over Robert Morris. "Jen simply leads by example in the midfield," commented Banner. "She is dominant on the field and has an unmatched desire to win."
Stewart has appeared in all 35 of Sacred Heart's contests since the start of the 2009 campaign. The New York native's talent and consistency will continue to be a key to the success of the Pioneers. "Liz has outstanding composure on the ball," said Banner. "She is a highly skilled technical player that will help run our midfield this year."
The Sacred Heart women's soccer team opens the 2011 season on the road August 26 against Albany before coming to Campus Field for the first time August 28 for a 12:00 pm clash with Illinois State.