In just its second year of existence as a program, the Brooklyn College Bulldogs’ women’s soccer team took home the City University of New York Athletic Conference championship with a 3-1 win over the College of Staten Island at home on Saturday. They will now advance to the NCAA Division-III tournament where they will take on Johns Hopkins University in the first round on Nov. 16 in Maryland.
This is the culmination of an amazing season where the Bulldogs went 15-3-0 and 5-1-0 in CUNYAC play. They started their season off by going 7-0 and outscored opponents 33-0. Jordan Kerwin led the way with 18 goals, Shani Abrahams had 15 goals and Bergelie Louis had 14 goals. The goal keepers combined on 11 shutouts and Kimberly Chacko had three of those.
The Eagle’s own John Torenli wrote about the Bulldogs for today’s paper. Here is an excerpt:
“[Saturday’s] performance shows how far we’ve come as a team over this season,” said Patrick Horne, who founded the program in 2012, leading the Bulldogs to a solid 6-7-1 record during their initial campaign before winning it all this past weekend.
“We worked hard each game and practice and [Saturday] was a culmination of our hard work, as we beat a team that defeated us twice during the season to win the CUNYAC Championship…”
…Horne, who arrived on the BC campus with a proven track record as a men’s and women’s coach at the D-III level after playing professionally in the North American Soccer League, saw his strong recruiting skills and training regiments pay almost instant dividends for the still-bourgeoning program.
“Our team is always looking forward to the next challenge,” he said. “Our first, it was to make the CUNYAC Tournament. Then the goal was to win the Championship. And now our challenge will be to try and become the first women’s team in conference history to win an NCAA Tournament game and advance to the second round.”
Be sure to check out the rest of J.T.’s article for a recap of their tremendous championship victory.