Fall 2011 Alumni Updates

Sia Karamourtopolous scored the game winner as Keene State tops UMass Dartmouth in a come-from-behind win, 3-2.

Seacoast United’s alumni are finding success both on the field and in the classroom this fall at their respective colleges and universities.  Click ’continue’ below to read updates on our collegiate players.



Gilkenson Named America East Co-Player of the Week
October 24, 2011

Senior midfielder Stephanie Gilkenson was honored as the America East Co-Player of the Week by the conference on Monday afternoon.  She scored a pair of goals in back-to-back games (UMBC and Maine).  Her performances played a large part in her team’s accomplishment of advancing to the America East Championships for the 11th straight year, clinching the 4th seed.  The Wildcats will now face 5th seed Binghamton on Thursday, October 27th at Bremner Field in Durham, NH.  Read the full article here.

Gilkenson is a Seacoast United Alumni and played for the Club’s WPSL squad this past summer.


Roy Named Northeast-10 Rookie of the Week
October 24, 2011

Franklin Pierce freshman Trent Roy (Stratham, NH) was named Freshman of the Week by the Northeast-10 Conference on Monday after scoring a goal in each of the Raven’s wins last week, including the game-winning goal over Assumption College.  Franklin Pierce is currently ranked #2 in the NSCAA Division II Top-25 Poll, and close out the regular season this week with two games on the road against Bentley University and LeMoyne College.  Read the full article here.


Seacoast United Alumni Lead UNH to America East Playoffs
October 22, 2011

The University of New Hampshire Women’s Soccer team clinched the 4th seed in the America East Playoffs with Sunday’s 2-0 victory over the University of Maine.  Goals were scored by Seacoast United Alumni Stephanie Gilkenson and Brooke Duchaney.   Kelsi O’Neil, Ali Rozelle, Colleen Murray, Jill Brown, Kelly Mooney, and Taylor Finley, all Seacoast United alumni, have made large contributions to the Wildcats’ season as they advance to the AE Tournament for the 11th straight season.  Read the full article here.


Late Karamourtopoulos Goal Lifts Owls Over Corsairs
October 22, 2011

Senior captain Sia Karamourtopoulos (Fremont, NH, pictured right) lifted Keene State to a 3-2 come-from-behind victory over UMass Dartmouth on Sunday in Little East Conference action.  With 12 minutes left to play, Karamourtopoulos chased down a pass deep in the UMass zone and chipped the ball into the upper left corner for her third goal of the season.  Read the match report here.


Plymouth State Women’s Soccer Rallies Past Rhode Island College
October 22, 2011

Senior Sam Laliberte notched two goals and Sammi Jo Saltalamacchia one as PSU defeated Rhode Island College 5-2.  The victory secured a spot in the Little East Conference Tournament.

RIC took the early 2-0 lead in the first 20 minutes, but PSU responded scoring five unanswered goals.  Read the full match report here.


Righini Scores For Holy Cross In 1-1 2OT Draw At American
October 21, 2011

Gina Righini (Salem, NH) Scored Holy Cross’ only goal in their 1-1 double overtime draw away at American on Friday.  Righini’s goal came in the 34th minute from 15 yards out, and remained into the 2nd half when the Crusaders nearly increased their lead in the 51st minute on Gaby Ransom’s (Concord, NH) point-blank shot that was robbed by the American goalkeeper.  American went on to tie the game 10 minutes later.  Read the full article online here.


Righini Receives Honors
October 18, 2011

Seacoast United Alumnus Gina Righini, a freshman at the College of the Holy Cross, has been selected as one of TopDrawerSoccer’s Top 20 Patriot League players.  Read the full article on Holy Cross’ website here.


Francoeur Scores Two as Husson Defeats Green Mountain 7-1
October 16, 2011

Seacoast United Alumnus Marcella Francoeur (Danville, NH) led the way for Husson in their recent win over Green Mountain.  Read the full match report from the Husson University website here.


Oldfield Posts Two as Hawks Defeat Falcons 2-1
October 12, 2011

Kaitlin Oldfield (Epping, NH) scored both goals for the St. Anselm Hawks in their Northeast-10 Conference victory over the Bentley Falcons 2-1.  Oldfield, a Seacoast United alumnus, scored her first on a penalty kick at the 28 minute mark of the first half.  Just four minutes later, she was sent streaking into the box on a through-ball and beat the Bentley keeper for the eventual game winner.  Read the full article here.


#1 Stanford Tops #3 UCLA 4-1
October 9, 2011

Four first-half goals by Stanford were enough to secure a 4-1 victory over #3 UCLA, putting the Cardinal in control of the PAC-12 women’s soccer race.    Kristy Zurmuhlen wrapped up the scoring frenzy that saw all four goals in the opening 32 minutes of the game.  Read the article from Stanford Athletics here.

White, Bowdoin Coast to Victory
September 18th, 2011

Sam White (Falmouth, ME) scored the first of Bowdoin College’s three goals in their recent 3-1 win over the University of Southern Maine.  The Polar Bears improved to 3-1-0 this fall, read the full match report here.  Game articles were also published in The Times Record here.


Morgan Scores First Collegiate Goal In Daniel Webster Win
September 15, 2011

Freshman Joey Morgan (Windham, NH) scored his first collegiate goal with 17:51 remaining in Daniel Webster’s recent victory over Emerson College.  Morgan’s goal was the eventual game-winner as the Eagles held on for the remainder of the 2nd half to seal their third straight victory and just their third win over Emerson dating back to 1994.  Read the full article here.


Zurmuhlen Leads #1 Stanford to 2-0 Victory Over Portland
September 15, 2011

Seacoast United Alumnus Kristy Zurmuhlen’s (Walpole, NH) 2nd half strike from 22 yards out sealed the win for #1 Stanford (7-0-1) away at Portland on Thursday September 15th.  Read the full article from Stanford University’s website here.

Zurmuhlen played for Seacoast United from 2004-2007, winning the 2004 Super Y League North American National Championship where she was named MVP of the finals.