Moreland voted MSC Player of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland sophomore Savannah Moreland garnered Mid-South Conference Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week accolades on Monday, posting a hat trick in CU’s victory at the University of Pikeville.


Two Shires goals carry CU women

LEBANON, Tenn. – Emily Shires posted a pair of goals, as 16th-ranked Cumberland overcame a sluggish first half in a 2-0 win against Shawnee State in women’s soccer action Saturday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Women's soccer ranked 16th in NAIA Top 25

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland moved up nine spots to No. 16 in the first regular season edition of the NAIA Women’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 poll, released this week by the national office.


Moreland's hat trick paces Phoenix to win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Savannah Moreland scored three times, twice in the second half, and Maria Brenes added two assists in 25th-ranked Cumberland’s 5-0 victory in women’s soccer action Monday afternoon in Pikeville, Ky.


Phoenix, RedHawks play to 1-1 draw

LEBANON, Tenn. – Emily Shires netted her fourth goal of the season early in the second half for No. 25 Cumberland, but Caroline Ladaga equalized for eighth-ranked Martin Methodist with less than five minutes to play and Rebecca Holloway hit the post in both overtimes in a 1-1 draw here Tuesday in women’s soccer action at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Shires, Kambeitz garner MSC Player of the Week honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Emily Shires and Ashley Kambeitz were voted the Mid-South Conference Women’s Soccer Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively, on Monday, as announced by the league office.


Phoenix net four second-half goals for victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Autumn Copeland netted a pair of goals and Katherine Hassell added a goal and two assists, as 25th-ranked Cumberland scored four times in the second half in a 4-0 victory over Asbury University in women’s soccer action here Friday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Shires' hat trick helps CU to 3-0 victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Emily Shires netted a hat trick and 25th-ranked Cumberland limited No. 16 Siena Heights to just nine shots in a 3-0 victory in women’s soccer action here Monday afternoon at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Mobile takes 2-0 win over women's soccer

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cayla Hebert scored goals in each half and fifth-ranked University of Mobile kept No. 25 Cumberland at bay in a 2-0 victory in women’s soccer action here Saturday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Phoenix get just enough in 2-1 victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland scored twice in the second half on goals from Maria Brenes and Keera Sidney but missed a host of other chances in a 2-1 victory over Tennessee Wesleyan in women’s soccer action here Tuesday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Torrential rain cancels soccer match

LEBANON, Tenn. – A torrential downpour approximately one hour before game time left Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field unplayable after officials and coaches discussed the situation and inspected the field on Saturday.


CU sports live video, audio, stats information

LEBANON, Tenn. – With Cumberland Athletics unofficially kicking off the 2016-17 academic year with tonight’s home football game, a little review for everyone and new information for first-timers about the live video, audio and stats links for CU sports teams.


Holloway's score proves enough for CU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Rebecca Holloway netted the only goal of the match late in the first half, propelling 25th-ranked Cumberland to a 1-0 season-opening victory over Bethel University in women’s soccer action Tuesday in McKenzie, Tenn.


Women's soccer ranked 25th in NAIA Preseason Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s soccer is ranked 25th in the NAIA Coaches’ Preseason Top 25 Poll, the national office announced late Tuesday. CU begins its season August 23 at Bethel University before hosting Lyon College on Aug. 27 at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Phoenix picked third in women's preseason ranking

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland was picked third in the Mid-South Conference in the Mid-South Conference Women’s Soccer Preseason Coaches’ Poll released Wednesday by the league office.


CU hosting All-Sports Camp on Sept. 11

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University and the Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce Sports Council are teaming up for an 2nd Annual All Sports Camp for Wilson County residents ages 7-12 on Sunday, September 11 from 3-5 p.m. on the CU campus. Registration starts at 2 p.m. that day.


Fall student-athletes take part in Leadership Training, community service

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University fall athletic teams participated in Leadership Training on Wednesday that included lectures from University staff, CU Character Coach Jim Mike Ward and Tony Johnson, Vice President with Learfield Licensing, along with sessions on social media training and nutrition as well as eligibility.


127 named to 2016 Spring Dean's List

LEBANON, Tenn. – One hundred and twenty-seven Cumberland student-athletes, department personnel and athletic training majors were named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2016 semester, as released this week by the University.


Soccer, baseball kick off summer camps at CU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland and baseball hosted summer camps this week, with almost 200 kids combined between the two events taking part in drills and games at Ernest L. Stockton Field-Woody Hunt Stadium for baseball and Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field for soccer.


Soccer hosting pair of summer camps

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University soccer coaches Rory O’Connor and Adam Grant will offer a pair of camps for boys and girls this summer at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field, with both camps taking place June 6-10 for ages 8-12 and 13-18.


Women's soccer schedule set for 2016

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s soccer coach Adam Grant announced the team’s 2016 schedule this week, which includes 11 home matches and outings against five teams that played in last year’s national tournament.


116 current, former student-athletes graduating Saturday

LEBANON, Tenn. – One hundred and sixteen current and former Cumberland student-athletes, athletic trainers and athletic staff will receive their degrees this Saturday in the 174th Commencement ceremonies on the lawn of Memorial Hall. It marks the fourth straight year of more than 100 graduates for athletic department student-athletes and personnel.


Hood signs with women's soccer

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University women’s soccer coach Adam Grant announced the signing of Columbia, Tenn., native Carson Hood to scholarship papers this week for the 2016 season. Hood becomes the second signee for next season for CU.


Women's soccer inks Franklin's Hassell

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s soccer coach Adam Grant announced the signing of Franklin, Tenn., native Kat Hassell to scholarship papers for the 2016 season. Hassell is the first signee for next season for the Phoenix.


Fall Dean's List announced with 142 student-athletes recognized

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University announced the 2015 Fall Dean’s List this week, which includes 142 student-athletes, athletic department personnel and athletic training majors. The honor is reserved for students who achieved a grade-point-average of 3.50 or above on all classes attempted during the fall semester.


Chu earns Honorable Mention All-America honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Olivia Chu was named Honorable Mention All-America, her third straight All-America honor, as selected by the NAIA All-America Committee and announced by the national office this week.


Four women's soccer players earn NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s soccer players Maddie Barbier, Olivia Chu, Taylor Nay and Dayle Weslosky were all named 2015 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes over the weekend during the national tournament in Orange Beach, Ala., as announced by the national office.


Six women's soccer players earn Academic All-MSC honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s soccer players Maddie Barbier, Olivia Chu, Kaitlen Kisiloski, Taylor Nay, Amanda Nugent and Dayle Weslosky were all named Mid-South Conference Scholar-Athletes, as announced by the league office last week during the conference tournament.


Blue Raiders eliminate CU, 3-0

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Yvonne Ploeg scored a goal in each half and Amanda Kanter added a goal in top-ranked Lindsey Wilson’s 3-0 victory over Cumberland in the semifinals of the Mid-South Conference Women’s Soccer Championships here Friday night at Lovers Lane.


Shires' two goals lead CU victory

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Emily Shires scored twice in the first half and Olivia Chu added an insurance goal midway through the second half in Cumberland’s 3-1 victory in the quarterfinals of the Mid-South Conference Women’s Soccer Championships here Thursday night at Lovers Lane.


Chu garners First Team All-MSC, seven players on second team

LEBANON, Tenn. – Junior Olivia Chu garnered First Team All-Mid-South honors for the third straight season and seven Cumberland players earned Second Team accolades, as announced Wednesday night during the awards banquet for the conference tournament at the Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky.


Women's soccer faces Cumberlands in MSC Tourney

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland will face the University of the Cumberlands in the quarterfinals of the Mid-South Conference Women’s Soccer Championships this Thursday at 5 p.m. at Lovers Lane Soccer Complex in Bowling Green, Ky., as announced Monday morning by the league office.


Bulldogs blanked by Campbellsville

LEBANON, Tenn. – Aris Kuntz scored just 23 seconds into the second half and Mhairi Fyfe added her 25th goal of the season 12 minutes later and 16th-ranked Campbellsville University controlled the run of play for much of the final 45 minutes in a 2-0 win over Cumberland in women’s soccer action Friday here at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Weather forces change to soccer schedules

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s men’s and women’s soccer matches against Campbellsville University have been moved to this Friday at Noon and 2 p.m. because of forecasted rain in the area most of the week.


Women's soccer blanks Shawnee, 3-0

LEBANON, Tenn. – Freshman Mariah Aplin scored in the first half and Olivia Chu added a goal and an assist in the second in Cumberland’s 3-0 victory over Shawnee State in women’s soccer action Saturday in Portsmouth, Ohio.


Awuku-Darkoh adds another POW honor

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Connie Awuku-Darkoh added another player of the week honor on Tuesday, this one from the Tennessee Sports Writers Association after posting six goals and one assist in a pair of victories for the Bulldogs.


Awuku-Darkoh earns MSC Player of the Week honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland freshman Connie Awuku-Darkoh was voted Mid-South Conference Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week on Monday after posting six goals and one assist in a pair of victories for the Bulldogs.


CU runs win streak to four in 8-4 victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Mariah Aplin netted the final goal in both halves and Olivia Chu posted a goal and two assists in Cumberland’s 8-4 victory over St. Catharine College in women’s soccer action Friday here at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Kambeitz voted MSC Defensive Player of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland freshman Ashley Kambeitz garnered Mid-South Conference Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week honors on Monday, posting a pair of shutouts on the road for the Bulldogs.


Awuku-Darkoh's five goals highlight third straight CU win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Connie Awuku-Darkoh scored five goals and Emily Shires added two goals and four assists in Cumberland’s 10-1 victory over Georgia Gwinnett in women’s soccer action Monday here at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Sanson's two goals lead CU in 4-0 victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Junior Kiley Sanson scored a goal in each half while Mariah Aplin and Olivia Chu netted scores as well in Cumberland’s 4-0 victory over the University of the Cumberlands in women’s soccer action Saturday in Barbourville, Ky.


Chu posts a goal, two assists in 3-0 victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Junior Olivia Chu scored in the fourth minute and assisted on Cumberland’s other two goals in a 3-0 victory over Auburn Montgomery in women’s soccer action Wednesday afternoon in Montgomery, Ala.


Bulldogs fall short against top-ranked LWC

LEBANON, Tenn. – Emily Shires scored midway through the first half to tie the match but top-ranked Lindsey Wilson got unassisted goals from Emilia Jonsson and Yvonne Ploeg to take a 3-1 victory over Cumberland in women’s soccer action Saturday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Keele's hat trick leads 7-0 victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Savannah Keele netted three goals in the second half and Olivia Chu added a pair of goals and one assist in Cumberland’s 7-0 victory over the University of Pikeville on Wednesday here at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Overtime goal sends CU to 2-1 loss

LEBANON, Tenn. – Junior Savannah Keele scored her second goal of the season in the final minute, but Melanie Leonida found the back of the net less than three minutes into overtime, giving 17th-ranked North Alabama a 2-1 victory over No. 19 Cumberland in women’s soccer action Sunday in Florence, Ala.


Bulldogs drop to 19th in first NAIA poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland dropped to 19th in the first regular season NAIA Women’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced this week.


Women's soccer falls 1-0 at Georgetown

LEBANON, Tenn. – Skye Zimmer scored in the 15th minute on an assist from Sarah Hencke and Georgetown College held on for a 1-0 victory over 19th-ranked Cumberland in women’s soccer action Tuesday night in Georgetown, Ky.


Kambeitz voted MSC Player of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland goalkeeper Ashley Kambeitz was named the Mid-South Conference Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week on Monday after posting her first shutout of the season in a 2-0 win over Brenau University.


CU coaches, athletes take part in All Sports Clinic

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University and the Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce Sports Council teamed up for an All Sports Camp for Wilson County residents ages 7-12 this past Sunday, September 13, on the CU campus.


CU ends losing skid with 2-0 win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Mariah Aplin scored in the first half, Olivia Chu added an insurance score in the 71st minute and fourth-ranked Cumberland dominated play for much of the match in a 2-0 victory over Brenau University in women’s soccer action Wednesday here at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Women's soccer blanked by Carey

LEBANON, Tenn. – Jamie Holifield netted a hat trick, the final goal with 70 seconds remaining, and ninth-ranked William Carey posted a 4-0 victory over No. 4 Cumberland in women’s soccer action here Saturday at the Orange Beach Sportsplex.


Keele, Chu both score in 4-2 CU loss

LEBANON, Tenn. – Savannah Keele’s header in the 36th minute put fourth-ranked Cumberland on the board and Olivia Chu added a goal in the 83rd minute, but CU missed several other scoring opportunities in a 4-2 loss to No. 10 Mobile in women’s soccer action here Friday afternoon at the Orange Beach Sportsplex.


First-half goals send CU to 2-0 defeat

LEBANON, Tenn. – Jennifer Munoz and Fabiola Sanchez each scored just over a minute apart late in the first half and fifth-ranked Martin Methodist posted a 2-0 victory over No. 4 Cumberland in women’s soccer action Friday night in Pulaski, Tenn.


Women's soccer match selected NAIA Game of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn. – The Cumberland women’s soccer match Friday at Martin Methodist was selected as the NAIANetwork.com’s Game of the Week. The Bulldogs enter the contest ranked No. 4 nationally while the RedHawks are rated fifth in the country.


Chu's two goals not enough for CU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Olivia Chu scored twice and nearly had a third in the final minute, but Liz Wahl assisted on the first goal and netted the third for 14th-ranked Olivet Nazarene in a 4-3 victory over No. 4 Cumberland in women’s soccer action here Sunday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Shires' two early goals lift CU in opener

LEBANON, Tenn. – Sophomore Emily Shires scored twice in the first 15 minutes and freshman Ashley Kambeitz made seven saves in net in fourth-ranked Cumberland’s 2-1 victory over Tennessee Wesleyan in women’s soccer action Thursday in Athens, Tenn.


Women's soccer ranked fourth in NAIA poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s soccer is ranked fourth in the 2015 NAIA Coaches’ Preseason Top 25 Poll, the national office announced late Tuesday. The Bulldogs finished the year ranked sixth in 2014 after reaching the quarterfinals of the NAIA Championships.


Fall sports take part in community service projects

LEBANON, Tenn. – All six Cumberland fall sports teams that reported to campus this week took part in community service activities around town on Thursday, including a Red Cross blood drive, helping at the Wilson County Community Center, Next Step Resource Center and Habitat for Humanity, and a trip to Cedarcroft Home.


Davies added to women's soccer staff

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University women’s soccer coach Adam Grant announced the hiring of Brian Davies as a full-time assistant with the program, effective immediately.


CU selected second in MSC Preseason Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s soccer was picked second and received one first-place vote in the Mid-South Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll released Wednesday by the league office.


Ten CU squads receive NAIA Scholar-Team Award

LEBANON, Tenn. – Ten Cumberland University squads received the NAIA Scholar-Team Award recognition this week, as announced by the national office. Teams must maintain a minimum 3.0 grade-point-average (on a 4.0 scale) as defined by the institution to be eligible for the award, with all eligible varsity student-athletes factored into the team GPA.


Fall sports schedules available for download

LEBANON, Tenn. – Download Cumberland fall sports schedules for football, men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s golf and men’s and women’s tennis, which are now available at www.GoCumberlandAthletics.com.


Interim tag removed from Grant's title

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University Director of Athletics Ron Pavan announced today that the interim tag for first-year women’s soccer head coach Adam Grant has been removed and Grant is now the permanent head coach of the Bulldog program.


100 student-athletes named to Spring Dean's List

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University announced the 2015 Spring Dean’s List recently, which includes 100 student-athletes, athletic department personnel and athletic training majors. The honor is reserved for students who achieved a grade-point-average of 3.50 or above on all classes attempted during the spring semester.


Soccer offering three summer camps at CU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University soccer and coaches Kyle Smith and Adam Grant will offer three camps for boys and girls this summer at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field, including a shooting, finishing and goalkeeping camp in July and passing, receiving, dribbling and shooting in June.


Women's soccer announces 2015 schedule

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s soccer coach Adam Grant announced the squad’s 2015 schedule this week, which includes eight home matches and five contests against teams that participated in last year’s NAIA Championship Opening Round.


110 current, former student-athletes set for graduation

LEBANON, Tenn. – One hundred and ten current and former Cumberland student-athletes, athletic trainers and athletic staff will receive their degrees this Saturday in the 173rd Commencement ceremonies on the lawn of Memorial Hall on the CU campus.


Lebanon's Braden inks with CU soccer

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland interim women’s soccer coach Adam Grant announced the signing of Lebanon native Lexie Braden to scholarship papers this week for the 2015 season.


130 student-athletes named to Fall Dean's List

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University announced the 2014 Fall Dean’s List this past week, which includes 130 student-athletes, athletic department personnel and athletic training majors. The honor is reserved for students who have achieved a grade-point-average of 3.50 or above on all classes attempted during the fall semester.


Grant named interim head coach for women's soccer

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University Director of Athletics Ron Pavan announced Wednesday that Adam Grant will serve as interim head coach for women’s soccer with the departure of Gavin McKinney earlier this week to Chattanooga.


Women's soccer ends season ranked sixth

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland ended the 2014 season ranked sixth in the NAIA Women’s Soccer Coaches’ Postseason Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Wednesday.


Five Bulldogs voted NAIA All-Americans

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Lindsay Kitson garnered NAIA First Team All-America honors while Shauna Gilpin was voted Second Team and Kaitlin Phillips, Reneé LaRose and Olivia Chu were all named Honorable Mention, as selected by the NAIA All-America Committee and announced by the national office Monday.


Women's soccer season ends with 3-0 loss

LEBANON, Tenn. – Third-ranked Lindsey Wilson scored twice in the first half and never looked back, posting a 3-0 victory over 11th-ranked Cumberland in the quarterfinals of the 2014 NAIA Women’s Soccer National Championship, presented by the Sports Medicine Center at the Orthopaedic Group, P.C. on Wednesday night in Orange Beach, Ala.


Nay's late goal sends Bulldogs into national quarters

LEBANON, Tenn. – Taylor Nay’s strike from just outside the box found the back of the net in the 78th minute and Kaitlin Kisiloski assisted on the goal and then cleared a shot off the line in the closing minutes in 11th-ranked Cumberland’s 1-0 victory over No. 25 Concordia [CA] University in the NAIA Women’s Soccer Championships Tuesday in Orange Beach, Ala.


Morgan, Nay, Phillips named NAIA Scholar-Athletes

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Beth Morgan, Kaitlin Phillips and Taylor Nay were named Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes over the weekend in advance of the 2014 NAIA Women’s Soccer National Championship, presented by the Sports Medicine Center at the Orthopaedic Group, P.C., in Orange Beach, Ala.


Bulldogs advance to Orange Beach again with 5-0 win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Emily Shires scored twice and assisted on another goal, as 11th-ranked Cumberland broke open a close match with three goals in a 20-minute stretch of the second half en route to a 5-0 victory over the University of Rio Grande in the NAIA Championship Women’s Soccer Opening Round here Saturday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Phillips earns Capitol One Academic All-America ® accolades

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Kaitlin Phillips earned Second Team Capitol One Academic All-America ® honors for women’s soccer, as announced this week by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).


CU hosting Rio Grande in NAIA Opening Round

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s soccer will host the University of Rio Grande in the NAIA Championship Opening Round this Saturday at 1 p.m. at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field. The NAIA announced the 30-team Opening Round field this afternoon.


Women's soccer ranked 11th in Coaches' Poll, third in Modified RPI

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland is ranked 11th in the final regular season NAIA Women’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Poll but the Bulldogs are third in the last Modified RPI, with both rankings released Sunday by the national office.


Bulldogs fall in conference tournament finals

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Shauna Gilpin netted her 18th goal of the season, but fourth-ranked Lindsey Wilson converted two penalty kicks and a free kick, scoring twice in the final 10 minutes to break open a close match and defeat No. 9 Cumberland, 5-1, in the finals of the Mid-South Conference Women’s Soccer Championships here Friday at Finley Stadium.


Nay's first half goal carries Bulldogs in 1-0 win

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Taylor Nay scored in the 34th minute and ninth-ranked Cumberland dominated play after the first 15 minutes, taking a 1-0 victory over Campbellsville University here on a cold and windy Thursday in the semifinals of the Mid-South Conference Women’s Soccer Championships at Finley Stadium.


Gilpin voted Player of the Year, Shires earns Freshman of the Year

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Shauna Gilpin was voted Mid-South Conference Player of the Year, Emily Shires earned Freshman of the Year honors and Lindsay Kitson, Olivia Chu, Taylor Nay, Kaitlin Phillips, Mackenzie Keele, Reneé LaRose, Gilpin and Shires all garnered First Team All-MSC accolades, as announced Thursday morning by the league office.


Ten women's soccer players earn MSC Scholar-Athlete honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Ten Cumberland University women’s soccer players were named Mid-South Conference Scholar-Athletes on Wednesday, as announced by the league office heading into the semifinals of the conference tournament in Campbellsville, Ky.


Women's soccer drops to ninth in Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland dropped three spots to ninth in this week’s NAIA Women’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Tuesday.


Nay earns TSWA Player of the Week honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Taylor Nay was named the Women’s Soccer Player of the Week by the Tennessee Sportswriters Association on Tuesday, scoring twice in the quarterfinals of the conference tournament for the Bulldogs.


Nay's two goals carry Bulldogs in 4-0 win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Taylor Nay scored twice in the second half and sixth-ranked Cumberland dominated play from the outset, posting a 4-0 victory over St. Catharine College in the quarterfinals of the Mid-South Conference Women’s Soccer Championships here Friday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


CU drops to No. 6 in NAIA Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – After dropping its first match of the season a week ago, Cumberland dropped out of the top spot and is ranked sixth in this week’s NAIA Women’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Tuesday.


MSC Soccer Championship brackets announced

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s women will face St. Catharine College and the men play the University of Pikeville, both at home Friday in the quarterfinals of the Mid-South Conference Championships at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Women's soccer falls again, 1-0

LEBANON, Tenn. – Pauline Quesson scored unassisted in the fourth minute and ninth-ranked Northwestern Ohio held on for a 1-0 victory over No. 1 Cumberland, giving the Bulldogs their second straight loss Monday in Lima, Ohio.


Morgan, LaRose, Phillips named Academic All-District

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Beth Morgan, Reneé LaRose and Kaitlin Phillips were all voted to the Capital One Women’s Soccer Academic All-District 2 team this week. The group will now enter the pool of players from around the country to be selected Academic All-American next month.


Bulldogs remain No. 1 in latest NAIA Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland remained No. 1 for the fourth straight week in the NAIA Women’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Tuesday. This week’s poll includes matches through Sunday, October 26.


Winning streak ends in 6-1 loss

LEBANON, Tenn. – Lyana Perez scored twice on rebounds in a span of 32 seconds, erasing an early goal by No. 1 Cumberland, and seventh-ranked Lindsey Wilson came out of their season-long scoring doldrums with a 6-1 victory over the Bulldogs here Monday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Women's soccer taking donations for Parkinson's at Monday's match

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s soccer will accept donations for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research at this Monday’s match against Lindsey Wilson at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Bulldogs push win streak to a dozen

LEBANON, Tenn. – Emily Shires and Taylor Nay both scored in the first half but top-ranked Cumberland looked sluggish in a 2-0 victory over Asbury University in women’s soccer action Thursday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Women's soccer No. 1 nationally for third straight week

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland remained No. 1 for the third straight week in the NAIA Women’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Poll and were ranked third in the Women's Soccer Modified Ratings Percentage Index (MRPI) released Wednesday by the national office.


Chu scores twice, assists on another in 4-0 win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Olivia Chu scored twice and assisted on another goal and Kaitlin Phillips handed out a pair of assists, as No. 1 Cumberland came out slugging but scored four times in the second half in a 4-0 victory over Georgetown College on Friday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Gilpin earns second straight TSWA honor

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Shauna Gilpin was named the Women’s Soccer Player of the Week for the second straight week by the Tennessee Sportswriters Association, collecting six goals in a pair of outings for the Bulldogs.


Gilpin voted national player of the week

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Shauna Gilpin added NAIA Offensive Player of the Week honors this week, as announced by the national office Tuesday, after posting six goals and one assist in a pair of matches for the Bulldogs.


Women's soccer earns NAIA No. 1 ranking

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland is ranked No. 1 in the nation in the latest NAIA Women’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Tuesday. It marks the first-ever No. 1 ranking for the CU women’s soccer program.


Women's soccer match canceled

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s women’s soccer match scheduled for Tuesday against Lindsey Wilson has been canceled due to continued torrential rains in the middle Tennessee area. A makeup date will be announced at a later date.


Gilpin earns fourth MSC Player of the Week honor

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Shauna Gilpin earned Mid-South Conference Offensive Player of the Week honors for the fourth time this season after scoring six goals in a pair of matches.


Bulldogs make it 10 straight with another shutout

LEBANON, Tenn. – Emily Shires, Savannah Keele, Shauna Gilpin and Kaitlin Phillips all posted two goals and an assist, as No. 3 Cumberland put on another dominating performance in a 12-0 victory over the University of Pikeville on Saturday in Pikeville, Ky.


Cumberland ranked No. 1 in Modified RPI

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland ranks No. 1 in the nation in the first edition of the 2014 NAIA Women's Soccer Modified Ratings Percentage Index (MRPI), announced late Wednesday by the national office.


Gilpin scores four times, Keele three in 11-0 triumph

LEBANON, Tenn. – Shauna Gilpin scored four goals and Savannah Keele added three scores in No. 3 Cumberland’s 11-0 victory on Wednesday over the University of the Cumberlands in women’s soccer action at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Women's soccer now No. 3 in the nation

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland moved up one spot to No. 3 in the latest edition of the NAIA Women’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Tuesday.


LaRose, Gilpin voted MSC Players of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Shauna Gilpin and Reneé LaRose were voted the Mid-South Conference Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week on Monday, as announced by the league office, after their performances in a pair of CU victories.


Lyons, Gilpin each score twice for women's soccer

LEBANON, Tenn. – Shauna Gilpin and Meaghan Lyons each scored twice and Olivia Chu handed out a pair of assists in No. 4 Cumberland’s 10-0 victory over St. Catharine College in women’s soccer action Saturday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Phillips named TSWA Player of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland senior Kaitlin Phillips was named the Tennessee Sports Writers Association Women’s Soccer Player of the Week after posting four goals and five assists in matches from September 15-21.


Women's soccer moves up to No. 4 in nation

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland moved up four spots to No. 4 in the first regular season edition of the NAIA Women’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced late Tuesday. It is the highest ranking in school history for the Bulldogs, who remained undefeated with an overtime victory over then 13th-ranked Martin Methodist on Tuesday.


LaRose's header is game-winner in extra time

LEBANON, Tenn. – Reneé LaRose’s header 55 seconds into extra time provided the game-winner, as eighth-ranked Cumberland came from behind for a 2-1 victory over No. 13 Martin Methodist in women’s soccer action Tuesday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Kitson, Phillips take MSC weekly honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Kaitlin Phillips and Lindsay Kitson were named the Mid-South Conference Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively, on Monday after their performances in three CU victories.


Groves nets hat trick, two assists in CU victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Sammy Groves netted a hat trick and assisted on two other goals while Shauna Gilpin and Kaitlin Phillips each scored twice in eighth-ranked Cumberland’s 10-0 victory over Shawnee State in women’s soccer action here Sunday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Second-half onslaught carries women's soccer again

LEBANON, Tenn. – Kaitlin Phillips and Emily Shires both scored early in the second half and Taylor Nay added a pair of goals later in the period, as eighth-ranked Cumberland answered its sternest test to date with a 4-0 victory over No. 7 Davenport University on Friday night at the Lindsey Wilson Stanno Classic in Columbia, Ky.


Gilpin earns second straight POW honor

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland forward Shauna Gilpin earned her second straight Mid-South Conference Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week award on Monday after scoring a pair of goals in two CU victories.


CU schedules now available for downloading

LEBANON, Tenn. – Parents, fans and other interested individuals can now download Bulldog sports schedules to their calendars via ECal at GoCumberlandAthletics.com.


Women's soccer moves to 5-0-1 with 2-0 win at Union

LEBANON, Tenn. – Kaitlin Phillips scored in the 14th minute and Shauna Gilpin posted a goal and an assist, as eighth-ranked Cumberland recorded its third victory in five days with a 2-0 win Monday night over Union University in Jackson, Tenn.


Gilpin's second-half score provides 1-0 win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Shauna Gilpin provided the only goal of the match in the 60th minute and Lindsay Kitson made eight saves in eighth-ranked Cumberland’s 1-0 victory Saturday night over No. 17 Brenau University in Gainesville, Ga.


Phillips nets game-winner in 3-2 victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Shauna Gilpin and Kaitlin Phillips both scored in the final 25 minutes, leading eighth-ranked Cumberland to a come-from-behind 3-2 victory over Campbellsville University in women’s soccer action Thursday night in Campbellsville, Ky.


Kitson, Gilpin named MSC Players of the Week

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland seniors Shauna Gilpin and Lindsay Kitson were voted the Mid-South Conference Women’s Soccer Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week on Monday for their performances in outings versus No. 9 William Carey and the University of Mobile.


Gilpin scores twice, assists on another in 4-0 triumph

LEBANON, Tenn. – Junior Shauna Gilpin scored a pair of goals and assisted on another, as eighth-ranked Cumberland netted a pair of goals in both halves in a 4-0 victory over the University of Mobile on Saturday night in Mobile, Ala.


Shires first goal helps CU to 1-1 draw

LEBANON, Tenn. – Emily Shires netted the equalizer in the 47th minute and eighth-ranked Cumberland missed a few good scoring chances later in the second half, settling for a 1-1 draw against No. 9 William Carey in women’s soccer action Friday evening in Mobile, Ala.


Second-half surge sends CU to opening win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Junior Taylor Nay scored twice in the first four minutes of the second half and freshman Emily Shires assisted on a pair of goals, as eighth-ranked Cumberland overcame a slugging start for a 3-1 season-opening victory over Tennessee Wesleyan on Wednesday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Bulldogs ranked eighth in Preseason Top 25

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland is ranked eighth in the 2014 NAIA Women’s Soccer Coaches’ Preseason Top 25 Poll released Tuesday by the national office. The Bulldogs ended last season ranked No. 8 as well.


Fall student-athletes take part in community service events

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s fall student-athletes participated in a pair of service projects along with Leadership Training during their first days on campus over the last week.


Women's soccer picked second in MSC Preseason Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland received three first-place votes and was picked second in the Mid-South Conference Women’s Soccer Preseason Coaches’ Poll released Tuesday by the league office.


Twelve CU programs named NAIA Scholar Teams

LEBANON, Tenn. – A school-record 12 Cumberland programs were recognized this week as 2013-14 NAIA Scholar Teams. To be eligible, teams must post a minimum 3.0 grade-point average (on a 4.0 scale) as defined by the institution, with the team GPA including all eligible varsity student-athletes.


Nashville FC honors former CU assistant Susewind

LEBANON, Tenn. – Nashville FC honored former Cumberland University women’s soccer assistant coach Eric Susewind with a team jersey given to his brother and parents and also hung in the team’s bench area during the club’s final home match on July 4.


Bulldog summer camps underway

LEBANON, Tenn. – The Cumberland University athletics camps are in full swing as several different programs began working with campers over the last several weeks.


CU offering July soccer skills camp

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland soccer will offer a third skills camp for boys and girls this summer on July 21-25 from 9 a.m.-Noon for ages 8-18 at Lindsey Donnell Stadium on the CU campus.


Grant named full-time assistant coach

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s soccer head coach Gavin McKinney announced this week the promotion of Adam Grant to full-time assistant coach effective immediately for the 2014 season. Grant has spent the last two years as a graduate assistant with the Bulldog program.


137 student-athletes named to Spring Dean's List

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University announced the 2014 Spring Semester Dean’s List last week, which includes 137 current and former student-athletes and athletic training majors. The honor is reserved for students who have achieved a grade-point-average of 3.50 or above on all classes attempted during the spring semester.


Soccer camps begin on June 9

LEBANON, Tenn. – The Cumberland University men’s and women’s soccer teams will host players ages 4-18 of any and all skill levels on June 9-13 for as summer camp. Ages 4-12 will participate from 9 a.m.-noon, while ages 13-18 will last from 5-8 p.m.


Women's soccer announces 2014 schedule

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University women’s soccer coach Gavin McKinney announced the club’s 2014 schedule on Thursday, which includes seven home matches and contests against five teams that finished the year ranked in the Top 25.


131 student-athletes, personnel set to graduate

LEBANON, Tenn. – A record 131 current and former Cumberland student-athletes, athletic trainers and athletic staff will receive their degrees this Saturday in the 172nd Commencement ceremonies on the lawn of Memorial Hall on the CU campus. It marks the fourth straight year of increase in the number of graduates for athletic department student-athletes and personnel.


Athletics set to honor Bulldog scholar-athletes

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland Athletics will host the Third Annual Scholar-Athlete Recognition Day with a breakfast for 132 current students at Immanuel Baptist Church on Friday, April 25. Current Bulldog student-athletes must maintain a 3.25 grade-point-average with at least 30 credit hours passed before the spring semester.


128 student-athletes named to Fall Dean's List

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University announced the 2013 Fall Dean’s List, which includes 128 student-athletes and athletic training majors. The honor is reserved for students who have achieved a GPA of 3.50 or above on all classes attempted during the fall semester.


Women's soccer ends year ranked eighth nationally

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland finished the season ranked tied for eighth nationally in the NAIA Women’s Soccer Coaches’ Postseason Top 25 Poll, the national office recently announced.


Six women's soccer players earn All-America honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland freshman Olivia Chu was voted Second Team All-American and junior Lindsay Kitson earned Third Team honors, as selected by the NAIA All-America Committee and announced by the national office this week. In addition, seniors Rhianne Parsons and Michelle Ward, junior Shauna Gilpin and sophomore Taylor Nay all earned Honorable Mention accolades.


Phillips, Ward, Morgan named NAIA Scholar-Athletes

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Beth Morgan, Kaitlin Phillips and Michelle Ward were all named NAIA Daktronics Scholar-Athletes on Friday by the national office. Student-athletes must be a junior or senior academically and maintain a 3.50 grade-point-average or better to be eligible for the award.


CU's season ends in second extra period

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. – Paige Eli’s one-timer from the top of the box found the back of the net in the 102nd minute and 11th-ranked Davenport University advanced to the quarterfinals of the NAIA National Championships with a 3-2 double overtime victory over Cumberland here Tuesday afternoon.


Women's soccer takes on Davenport in Round of 16

LEBANON, Tenn. – Ninth-ranked Cumberland will face 11th-ranked Davenport University on Tuesday, December 3 at 1:30 p.m. at the Orange Beach Sportsplex in Orange Beach, Ala., in the Round of 16 in the 30th Annual NAIA Championships presented by the Sports Medicine Center at the Orthopaedic Group, P.C.


Bulldogs return to Orange Beach after 1-0 victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Kaitlin Phillips found the back of the net in the 63rd minute as the Cumberland women’s soccer team outlasted Ottawa University, 1-0, in the opening round of the NAIA National Championships on Saturday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field to advance to the final site in Orange Beach, Ala.


Match time, admission prices set for women's soccer

LEBANON, Tenn. – Admission prices and match time has been set for Saturday’s NAIA Championship Opening Round Women’s Soccer match at Cumberland, with the Bulldogs and Ottawa University kicking off at 1 p.m. at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


CU hosting Ottawa in NAIA Opening Round

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University will host Ottawa University in the NAIA Championship Opening Round on Saturday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Women's soccer falls 2-1 in overtime

COLUMBIA, Ky. – Alice Coyne knotted the match in the 85th minute and Renee Hurd scored 27 seconds into extra time, giving No. 4 Lindsey Wilson a 2-1 overtime victory over seventh-ranked Cumberland in the championship match of the Mid-South Conference Women’s Soccer Championships here Friday night at Walter S. Reuling Stadium.


LaRose, Nay lead 2-0 CU victory

COLUMBIA, Ky. – Reneé LaRose scored on a header in the sixth minute and assisted on Taylor Nay’s scored in the 71st minute, as No. 7 Cumberland posted a 2-0 victory over St. Catharine College in the semifinals of the Mid-South Conference Championships here Thursday at Walter S. Reuling Stadium.


Bulldogs sweep Mid-South postseason awards

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University swept the Mid-South Conference Women’s Soccer postseason awards, with Taylor Nay voted Player of the Year, Olivia Chu earning Freshman of the Year and Gavin McKinney named Coach of the Year for the second straight season, as announced Wednesday by the league office.


Women's soccer ranked seventh in Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University is ranked seventh in the 10th regular-season edition of the 2013 NAIA Women’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Tuesday. The Bulldogs dropped one spot after dropping its final regular season match at Lee University.


Twelve soccer players named MSC Scholar-Athletes

LEBANON, Tenn. – Twelve Cumberland University soccer players were named Mid-South Conference Scholar-Athletes on Tuesday in advance of the semifinals of the conference tournament in Columbia, Ky., as announced by the league office.


Bulldogs grab MSC opening round win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland forward Shauna Gilpin netted a pair of goals and Taylor Nay added a goal and an assist as the Bulldogs cruised past Bluefield College, 3-1, in the opening round of the Mid-South Conference Championships on Saturday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


CU taking donations for Eric Susewind Memorial Scholarship Fund

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University soccer will take donations for the Eric Susewind Memorial Scholarship Fund when fans enter the gates of Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field for this Saturday’s Mid-South Conference Championships quarterfinal match against Bluefield College.


Bulldogs fall 3-0 at Lee

LEBANON, Tenn. – Leah Fortune scored a goal and assisted on another, as Lee University scored twice in the first 10 minutes in a 3-0 victory over No. 6 Cumberland in women’s soccer action Monday night in Cleveland, Tenn.


Women's soccer hosting MSC quarterfinal match

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University will host Bluefield College in a quarterfinal match in the 2013 Mid-South Conference Championships, as announced by the league office on Sunday.


Nay earns Academic All-District honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Taylor Nay was named to the Capital One Women’s Soccer Academic All-District 2 team this week. She will now enter the pool of players from around the country to be selected Academic All-American later this month.


Women's soccer moves up to No. 6

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland moved up two spots to No. 6 in this week’s NAIA Women’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Tuesday. The Bulldogs continue to set records for highest ranking in school history with each move up the poll.


CU claims first-ever regular season title

LEBANON, Tenn. – Taylor Nay scored a pair of goals and assisted on another, as No. 8 Cumberland netted four goals in the second half in a 5-0 victory over Bluefield College on Senior Day in women’s soccer action Saturday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Bulldogs ranked eighth in second MPRI

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland ranks eighth in second edition of the NAIA Women’s Soccer Modified Ratings Percentage Index (MPRI), the national office announced Wednesday. The Bulldogs were 12th in the first MRPI released at the end of September.


Women's soccer moves up to 8th in Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland moved up three spots to No. 8 in the seventh regular-season edition of the NAIA Women’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Tuesday. It marks the highest ranking in school history for the program.


Parsons earns NAIA, TSWA Player of the Week honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Rhianne Parsons has been named the NAIA Women’s Soccer National Offensive Player of the Week the national office announced Tuesday. Parsons was selected based on her performance from October 14-20 and chosen out of a pool of conference, independent and unaffiliated group winners.


Parsons, Kitson earn POW honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Rhianne Parsons and Lindsay Kitson were voted the Mid-South Conference Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week on Monday, respectively, after helping the Bulldogs to three victories, including 1-0 against No. 1 Lindsey Wilson.


Gilpin, Parsons net three goals in another CU win

LEBANON, Tenn. – For the second straight game Shauna Gilpin netted two goals and Rhianne Parsons posted a goal and an assist, as 11th-ranked Cumberland upped its unbeaten streak to 11 matches in a 4-0 victory over the University of Rio Grande in women’s soccer action Sunday in Rio Grande, Ohio.


Gilpin's two goals lead 4-1 win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Shauna Gilpin netted a pair of goals and Rhianne Parsons added a goal and an assist in 11th-ranked Cumberland’s 4-1 victory over Georgetown College in women’s soccer action Friday in Georgetown, Ky.


Parsons scores game-winner in win over No. 1 Lindsey Wilson

LEBANON, Tenn. – A header from Rhianne Parsons in the 88th minute off a cross from Shauna Gilpin bounced just inside the far post for the game-winner, giving 11th-ranked Cumberland a 1-0 victory over No. 1 Lindsey Wilson on Wednesday in women’s soccer action here at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Women's soccer now 11th in nation in Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland moved up one spot for the second straight week and stands 11th in this week’s NAIA Women’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, announced Tuesday by the national office.


Ward earns MSC Player of the Week honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Michelle Ward was named Mid-South Conference Defensive Player of the Week after leading the Bulldog backline in a scoreless draw on this road this past weekend.


Women's soccer plays to scoreless draw

LEBANON, Tenn. – Twelfth-ranked Cumberland and No. 9 Martin Methodist played for 110 minutes on Friday night in Pulaski, but neither team was able to find the back of the net, playing to a scoreless draw in a battle of old conference rivals and two of the best teams in the nation.


Bulldogs move up one spot to No. 12

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland moved up one spot to 12th in this week’s NAIA Women’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced late Tuesday. The Bulldogs have won seven straight matches overall, outscoring their opponents, 29-3.


Student-athletes visit Sam Houston Elementary

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland student-athletes took some time to give back to the Lebanon community Friday, as more than 50 players visited Sam Houston Elementary to share wisdom on college life and offer tips in their respective sports at the Sports Spectacular.


Big first half sends Bulldogs to win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Shauna Gilpin scored a pair of goals in the first 20 minutes and Kaitlin Phillips added a goal and handed out three assists in 13th-ranked Cumberland’s 7-0 victory over the University of Pikeville in women’s soccer action Friday here at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Women's soccer moves up to 13th in Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland moved up two more spots to 13th in the latest edition of the NAIA Women’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced late Tuesday.


Second half surge leads CU to road win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Taylor Nay and Olivia Chu both netted a pair of goals and 15th-ranked Cumberland scored eight times in the final 50 minutes of the match on its way to an 8-0 victory over the University of the Cumberlands in women’s soccer action Tuesday in Williamsburg, Ky.


Gilpin's last-second goal lifts women's soccer

LEBANON, Tenn. – Shauna Gilpin scored with just 20 seconds remaining in regulation and Kaitlin Phillips assisted on both goals, as Cumberland missed a boatload of chances but survived with a 2-1 victory Saturday over St. Catharine College in St. Catharine, Ky.


Women's soccer ranked 15th by coaches, 12th in RPI

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland is ranked 15th in this week’s NAIA Women’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Tuesday. The Bulldogs are rated 12th nationally in the first official NAIA Women’s Soccer Modified Ratings Percentage Index (MRPI) released this week.


Bulldogs dominate in 6-1 victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Rhianne Parsons scored twice and assisted on another goal, Olivia Chu, Shauna Gilpin and Taylor Nay each added a goal and an assist and Cumberland dominated from start-to-finish in a 6-1 victory over Shawnee State in women’s soccer action Tuesday in Portsmouth, Ohio.


Lyons, Parsons score in CU victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Meaghan Lyons netted her first goal of the season near the end of the first half and Rhianne Parsons added another in the 58th minute, as Cumberland posted a 2-0 victory over Union University in women’s soccer action Wednesday here at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Women's soccer ranked 18th; Nay named TSWA POW

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland is ranked 18th in the latest edition of the 2013 NAIA Women’s Soccer Coaches Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Tuesday. Sophomore Taylor Nay was also named Player of the Week by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association.


Nay's second-half goals carry CU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Taylor Nay scored twice in the first six minutes of the second half and 20th-ranked Cumberland turned up the intensity after a slugging opening 45 minutes, defeating Trinity International, 2-1, in women’s soccer action Saturday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Parsons earns TSWA POW honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Rhianne Parsons was named the Tennessee Sports Writers Association Women’s Soccer Player of the Week after posting a goal and an assist in CU’s only match.


Bulldogs ranked 20th in first regular season poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland is ranked 20th in the first regular-season edition of the 2013 NAIA Women’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, released by the national office Tuesday.


Weather delay doesn't spoil women's MSC opener

LEBANON, Tenn. – Shauna Gilpin scored early and Beth Morgan added some insurance late, as 13th-ranked Cumberland defeated Campbellsville, 2-0, in women’s soccer action here Tuesday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field in a match delayed 93 minutes because of weather in the first half.


Women's soccer drops 5-3 decision

LEBANON, Tenn. – Laerke Michaelsen scored twice and Eliza Balen posted a goal and an assist, as SCAD-Savannah dominated possession in the second half en route to a 5-3 victory over 13th-ranked Cumberland here Friday in women’s soccer action at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Parsons, Anstey earn POW honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Rhianne Parsons and Kristen Anstey were named the Mid-South Conference Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively, on Monday after helping the Bulldogs to a pair of wins in the club’s opening matches of the season.


Parsons provides game-winner for CU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Rhianne Parsons’ goal in the 74th minute from the top of the box proved to be the game-winner in an otherwise hard-fought match, giving 13th-ranked Cumberland a 1-0 victory No. 22 Brenau University in women’s soccer action Sunday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Early goals carry CU women to 4-2 victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Shauna Gilpin, Rhianne Parsons and Olivia Chu each scored and handed out an assist, as 13th-ranked Cumberland scored three times in the first half en route to a 4-2 victory over Tennessee Wesleyan on Wednesday in Athens, Tenn.


New options available for live video, audio, stats

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University Athletics is adding to its services for live video, audio and stats for the 2013-14 academic year beginning with Wednesday’s first home event, a volleyball match against Tennessee Temple at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Women's soccer ranked 13th in NAIA Preseason Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – The Cumberland women’s soccer team is ranked 13th nationally in the 2013 NAIA Women’s Soccer Coaches’ Preseason Top 25 Poll, the national office announced this week. The Bulldogs finished the 2012 season ranked 14th in the nation.


Fall sports preseason camp notebook

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s fall sports continued preseason workouts over the weekend as they prepare for their first competitions of the season, which take place from August 28-31. A few notes and quotes from the six sports with athletes already on campus:


Women's soccer picked second in Mid-South

LEBANON, Tenn. – The Cumberland women’s soccer team was selected second in the Mid-South Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll released Tuesday by the league office.


NAIA honors 13 Bulldog programs

LEBANON, Tenn. – A record 13 Cumberland University programs were honored as NAIA Scholar Teams over the weekend. Teams must post a minimum 3.0 grade-point-average (on a 4.0 scale) as defined by the institution and the team GPA includes all eligible varsity student-athletes.


Memorial service set for Susewind

LEBANON, Tenn. – Belmont University will hold a memorial service for former Bruins player and Cumberland University assistant coach Eric Susewind on Thursday at 1 p.m. in the Troutt Theater on Belmont's campus.


CU assistant coach killed in car wreck

LEBANON, Tenn. – Nashville Metropolitan Police have confirmed that the victim of a fatal car crash on I-24 late Saturday night was Cumberland University assistant women’s soccer coach Eric Susewind.


Women's soccer announces 2013 schedule

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University women’s soccer coach Gavin McKinney announced the club’s 2013 schedule this week, which includes eight home matches and outings against three national championship teams.


Summer camps start next week at CU

LEBANON, Tenn. – A host of summer camps begin next week on the Cumberland campus, including baseball and volleyball with softball, basketball, soccer, cheerleading and wrestling to come later in June and into July.


CU signs Station Camp's Keele

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland soccer coach Gavin McKinney announced the signing this week of Station Camp High School product Savannah Keele to scholarship papers for the 2013 season.


Bulldogs ink another Edmonton area player

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s soccer coach Gavin McKinney announced the signing of Edmonton, Alberta, native Dayle Weslosky to scholarship papers for the 2013 season. Weslosky is the third signee for next season for the club.


Women's soccer signs Beech's Sanson

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s soccer coach Gavin McKinney announced the signing of Beech High School product Kiley Sanson to scholarship papers for the 2013 season.


Bulldog soccer inks Chu

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University women’s soccer coach Gavin McKinney announced the signing of Edmonton, Alberta, native Olivia Chu to scholarship papers for the 2013 season.


Women's soccer finishes record year ranked 14th

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland finished the season ranked 14th nationally in the 2012 NAIA Women's Soccer Coaches' Postseason Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Wednesday.


Kitson, Langille named NAIA All-Americans

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Lindsay Kitson earned Second Team All-America honors and Kelsey Langille was a Third Team selection, as announced Monday by the national office.


Six Bulldogs named NAIA Scholar-Athletes

LEBANON, Tenn. – Six Cumberland University men’s and women’s soccer and volleyball players were named NAIA Daktronics Scholar-Athletes this week, as announced by the national office.


Bulldogs season ends with 1-0 loss

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. – Lindsay Kitson made 15 saves, including several spectacular stops, but 16th-ranked Cumberland was not able to find enough offense and dropped a 1-0 decision to No. 5 Concordia [OR] University here in the second round of the NAIA National Championships.


Video streaming available for NAIA women's soccer

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland takes on Concordia (OR) University on Tuesday at 4 p.m. in the 29th annual NAIA Women's Soccer National Championships presented by the Sports Medicine Center at Orthopaedic Group, P.C., in Orange Beach, Ala.


Parsons' goal sends CU to Orange Beach

LEBANON, Tenn. – Rhianne Parsons scored on an assist from Kelsey Langille in the 72nd minute and 16th-ranked Cumberland held off a furious rally by No. 8 Martin Methodist in a 1-0 CU victory in the NAIA Championship Opening Round at East Campus on Saturday in Pulaski, Tenn.


Bulldogs match time set for Noon at MMC

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland will face Martin Methodist at Noon on Saturday in the NAIA Women’s Soccer Championship Opening Round in Pulaski, Tenn., as announced by both schools on Tuesday.


CU headed to Martin Methodist for NAIA Opening Round

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland will face Martin Methodist this Saturday in Pulaski, Tenn., in the opening round pairings of the 2012 NAIA Women's Soccer National Championship, as announced Monday afternoon by the national office.


Women's soccer ranked 16th in final regular season poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – The Cumberland women’s soccer team is ranked 16th nationally, its highest ranking in school history, in the final regular season NAIA Women's Soccer Coaches' Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Sunday.


Kitson's big day preserves 2-1 CU triumph

COLUMBIA, Ky. – Shauna Gilpin netted the game-winner in the 61st minute and Lindsay Kitson made a remarkable 13 saves in 23rd-ranked Cumberland’s 2-1 victory over No. 3 Lindsey Wilson here Thursday night at Walter S. Reuling Stadium.


Nay's late score sends CU into finals

COLUMBIA, Ky. – Taylor Nay’s blast from a bad angle in the 80th minute was the only score and Lindsay Kitson made a great save minutes later to preserve a 1-0 Cumberland victory over Campbellsville in the Mid-South Conference Championships here Wednesday at Walter S. Reuling Stadium.


Six players voted First Team All-MSC

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Kelsey Langille, Shauna Gilpin, Taylor Nay, Reneé LaRose, Mackenzie Keele and Lindsay Kitson were all voted First Team All-Mid-South Conference and Rhianne Parsons and Simone Quinn both earned Second Team honors, as announced by the conference office.


Women's soccer ranks 23rd in Coaches' Poll

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland moved up two spots to No. 23 in the 2012 NAIA Women's Soccer Coaches' Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Tuesday.


Ten soccer players named Mid-South Scholar-Athletes

LEBANON, Tenn. – Ten Cumberland soccer student-athletes were named Mid-South Conference Scholar-Athletes, as announced by the league office on Tuesday.


Parsons nets four goals, Quinn two in CU win

LEBANON, Tenn. – Rhianne Parsons netted a career-best four goals and Simone Quinn two scores in 25th-ranked Cumberland’s 10-0 victory over Shawnee State on Saturday in the quarterfinals of the Mid-South Conference Championships at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Soccer teams set for Mid-South Championships

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s soccer teams open play in the Mid-South Conference Championships on Saturday, with the women hosting Shawnee State and the men heading to Campbellsville University.


Women's soccer cracks NAIA Top 25

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University is ranked 25th nationally in the NAIA Women's Soccer Coaches' Top 25 Poll, the national office announced Tuesday, the program’s first ranking since the end of the 2005 season.


Phillips' golden goal gives CU 1-0 victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – A high-arching shot from 30 yards by sophomore Kaitlin Phillips fell just under the cross bar at the far post for a golden goal, giving Cumberland a 1-0 overtime victory over Union University on Monday evening at the Smith Soccer Complex in Jackson, Tenn.


Langille's four goals lead Bulldogs

LEBANON, Tenn. – Kelsey Langille added to her nation-leading goal tally with four scores while Rhianne Parsons and Taylor Nay each netted a goal and handed out two assists in Cumberland’s 7-0 victory Saturday over Shawnee State in women’s soccer action at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Bulldogs ranked 24th in Modified RPI

LEBANON, Tenn. – The Cumberland women’s soccer team is ranked 24th nationally in the second official 2012 NAIA Women's Soccer Modified Ratings Percentage Index (MRPI), the national office announced this week.


Women's soccer taking donations for Susan G. Komen Foundation

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University women’s soccer will take donations for Breast Cancer Awareness at this Saturday’s match against Shawnee State at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Women's soccer controls final 25 minutes of each half in 8-0 triumph

LEBANON, Tenn. – Shauna Gilpin scored twice and handed out one assist, Kelsey Langille added two goals and Simone Quinn recorded a goal and an assist in Cumberland’s 8-0 victory Sunday over the University of Pikeville in Pikeville, Ky.


Bulldogs dominate in 3-0 triumph over SCC

LEBANON, Tenn. – Taylor Nay scored a goal and assisted on another, as Cumberland controlled possession from start-to-finish and completely dominated play in a 3-0 victory over St. Catharine College on a windy Thursday here at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Nay's goal and assist lead 3-0 CU victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Freshman Taylor Nay scored a goal and assisted on another in a 3-0 Cumberland victory over Georgetown College in women’s soccer action Saturday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Langille earns third POW honor

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Kelsey Langille picked up her third Mid-South Conference Offensive Player of the Week honor on Monday after scoring six goals and handing out two assists in two Bulldog victories last week.


Bulldogs end losing skid against Bethel, 3-1

LEBANON, Tenn. – Kelsey Langille scored twice in the first half and Rhianne Parsons added her sixth goal of the year early in the second half in Cumberland’s 3-1 victory over Bethel University in women’s soccer action Sunday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Big first half propels CU, 8-2

LEBANON, Tenn. – Kelsey Langille scored four times, Shauna Gilpin posted two goals and Kaitlin Phillips handed out three assists in Cumberland’s 8-2 victory over Union College in women’s soccer action Wednesday afternoon at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Langille, Nay net goals in 3-0 triumph

LEBANON, Tenn. – Kelsey Langille scored twice and Taylor Nay added a goal just after halftime in Cumberland’s 3-0 victory against Bluefield College in women’s soccer action Saturday in Bluefield, Va.


Women's soccer ranked 38th in Modified RPI

LEBANON, Tenn. – The Cumberland women’s soccer team is ranked 38th nationally among 193 clubs in the first official NAIA Women's Soccer Modified Ratings Percentage Index (MRPI), the national office announced this week.


Bulldogs fall 2-0 at No. 3 Lindsey Wilson

LEBANON, Tenn. – Mia Persson scored midway through the first half and assisted on Cecilia Ekstrand’s breakaway goal in the final two minutes, as third-ranked Lindsey Wilson edged Cumberland, 2-0, in women’s soccer action Tuesday evening in Columbia, Ky.


Langille garners second national POW honor

LEBANON, Tenn. – For the second time in three weeks, Cumberland freshman Kelsey Langille was voted the NAIA Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week on Tuesday, as announced by the national office.


Langille earns second POW honor

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Kelsey Langille was named the Mid-South Conference Player of the Week on Monday after scoring seven goals in a pair of conference victories last week, including a season-high five goals versus the University of the Cumberlands.


Bulldogs win 7-0, Langille nets five more goals

LEBANON, Tenn. – Kelsey Langille netted a season-high five goals and Brenna Evilcizer and Renee LaRose each added scores in Cumberland’s 7-0 victory over the University of the Cumberlands in women’s soccer action Saturday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Langille nets both goals in 2-0 victory over Tigers

LEBANON, Tenn. – Freshman Kelsey Langille scored a pair of goals in a three-minute stretch of the first half and Lindsay Kitson made six saves in net for her third shutout of the season in a 2-0 Cumberland victory over Campbellsville University in women’s soccer action Wednesday evening in Campbellsville, Ky.


Langille scores three more, Parsons two in 9-0 triumph

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Kelsey Langille recorded her third hat trick this season and Rhianne Parsons added two goals in a 9-0 victory over the University of Rio Grande in women’s soccer action Sunday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Nay, Langille, McKinney featured in Sherwood Park

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland freshmen women’s soccer players Taylor Nay and Kelsey Langille along with head coach Gavin McKinney were recently featured at SherwoodParkNews.com, their hometown newspaper.


Langille scores four goals, Gilpin two in 8-1 victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Kelsey Langille scored four times and Shauna Gilpin added a pair of goals, as Cumberland overcame a slugging start and defeated Tennessee Wesleyan, 8-1, in women’s soccer action Sunday at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Late goals send CU to 2-1 defeat

LEBANON, Tenn. – Lauren Graham’s rebound in the 81st minute was the game-winner, as 11th-ranked Martin Methodist defeated Cumberland 2-1 in a match with all three goals scored in the second half in women’s soccer action Tuesday afternoon at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Langille voted NAIA Offensive POW

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University freshman Kelsey Langille was voted the NAIA National Offensive Player of the Week on Tuesday after scoring six goals in three matches and helping the Bulldogs to a 3-0 start. Langille is the first-ever CU player to earn national POW accolades.


Langille named Mid-South POW

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland striker Kelsey Langille was named the Mid-South Conference Player of the Week on Monday after recording six goals in three matches and helping the Bulldogs to a 3-0 start for the second straight season.


Langille, Parsons score twice in win over No. 24 USAO

LEBANON, Tenn. – Kelsey Langille and Rhianne Parsons both scored two goals in the second half, as Cumberland scored all of its goals after the break for the second straight match in a 4-1 win Sunday against 24th-ranked University of Science and Arts in McKenzie, Tenn.


Second half goals carry soccer to 3-1 triumph

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland scored three times in the final 20 minutes, erasing a second-half deficit en route to a 3-1 victory over Midland [NE] University on Saturday in McKenzie, Tenn. The Bulldogs play again Sunday at 10 a.m. against the University of Science and Arts.


Langille, Gilpin each net hat tricks in CU triumph

LEBANON, Tenn. – Kelsey Langille and Shauna Gilpin each netted a hat trick and Taylor Nay added two assists in Cumberland’s 7-0 season-opening victory over Bryan College on Tuesday night in Dayton, Tenn.


CU inks contract with Stretch Internet for web streaming

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University has signed a contract with Stretch Internet for streaming of live video, stats and audio (when available) for Bulldog home events in 2012-13 beginning with the August 28 men’s soccer match against Tennessee Wesleyan.


Fall sports posters, schedule cards now available

LEBANON, Tenn. – Posters and schedule cards for Cumberland football, volleyball, men’s soccer and women’s soccer have all arrived for the 2012 season and are available for pickup in the lobby of the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center.


Women's soccer picked third in MSC

LEBANON, Tenn. – The Cumberland women’s soccer team was picked third in the Mid-South Conference in a preseason vote of league coaches released this week.


Eight clubs earn NAIA Scholar Team award

LEBANON, Tenn. – Eight Cumberland athletic teams posted team grade-point-averages of 3.00 or higher for the 2011-12 academic year, earning NAIA Scholar Team honors, as announced this week by the national office. Teams must record a minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) as defined by the institution to be eligible for the award.


Susewind named CU women's assistant

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s soccer coach Gavin McKinney announced the hiring of former Belmont University player and coach Eric Susewind as a full-time assistant coach for the Bulldogs for the 2012 season.


Williams, Thornton ink with CU soccer

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s soccer coach Gavin McKinney announced the signings of Gallatin native Ashton Williams and Independence High School product Kallee Thornton to scholarship papers for the 2012-13 academic year.


CU soccer announces 2012 schedules

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University soccer coaches Jeff Loucks and Gavin McKinney announced their 2012 schedules this week, which nine home matches for both the men and the women at Lindsey Donnell Stadium-Kirk Field.


Keele, Miller named NSCA All-Americans

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Mackenzie Keele and Ben Miller were recently recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association with its annual All-American Athlete of the Year award.


Soccer hosts youth clinics

LEBANON, Tenn. – The Cumberland women’s soccer program hosted clinics on March 19 and 26 at Mundy Park in Mt. Juliet, Tenn., with more than 70 youth players attending both sessions that included CU head coach Gavin McKinney as well as Bulldog men’s and women’s players as instructors.


Bulldogs ink East Robertson's Evilcizer

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s soccer coach Gavin McKinney announced the signing of East Robertson High School product Brenna Evilcizer to scholarship papers this week for the 2012-13 academic year.


Dimantas Farias, Quinn earn NAIA National Scholar-Athlete award

LEBANON, Tenn. – Senior Helena Dimantas Farias and junior Simone Quinn both earned Daktronics NAIA National Scholar-Athlete honors this week, as announced by the national office. Student-athletes must be a junior or senior academically and maintain a 3.50 grade-point-average to be eligible for the award.


Dimantas Farias voted First Team, Keele Second Team All-TSAC

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Helena Dimantas Farias was voted First Team All-TranSouth for the second straight season and freshman Mackenzie Keele earned Second Team All-TSAC honors, as announced this week by the conference office.


Late goal sends CU to 1-0 defeat

JACKSON, Tenn. – Eboni Murphy’s chip from 10 yards in the 86th minute was the only goal in Union University’s 1-0 victory over Cumberland in women’s soccer action here Tuesday night at the Smith Memorial Soccer Complex in the semifinals of the TranSouth Championships.


Ray, Surdam named TranSouth POW

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Candice Ray and Elizabeth Surdam were named the TranSouth Conference Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively, as announced by the league office on Monday.


Sixteen soccer players named TranSouth Scholar-Athletes

LEBANON, Tenn. – Sixteen men’s and women’s soccer players were named TranSouth Conference Scholar-Athletes this week, as announced by the league office during the conference tournament that started Saturday.


Ray's late goal sends CU into TSAC semis

LEBANON, Tenn. – Candice Ray scored in the 86th minute on an assist from Shauna Gilpin, providing the only score in a 1-0 Cumberland women’s soccer victory over Bethel University in the quarterfinals of the TranSouth Championships in McKenzie, Tenn.


Quinn earns Academic All-District honors

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Simone Quinn was voted to the Capital One Academic All-District IV College Division Women’s Soccer Team, as announced Friday by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).


Bulldogs fall in double OT

LEBANON, Tenn. – Whitney Newby’s goal in the 103rd minute on an assist from Julie Bracknell propelled Freed-Hardeman to a 2-1 double overtime over Cumberland in women’s soccer action on Tuesday at the CU Soccer Field.


CU drops 1-0 decision to Union

LEBANON, Tenn. – Terilyn Wassell’s goal in the final minute of the first half was the only score, as Union University posted a 1-0 victory over Cumberland in women’s soccer action Tuesday at the CU Soccer Field.


CU soccer taking donations for Susan G. Komen Foundation

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s soccer programs will take donations as the price of admission to Tuesday’s matches against Union University to promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month for the Susan G. Komen Foundation.


Bulldogs fall at MMC, 4-0

LEBANON, Tenn. – Mor Efraim scored the first of her three goals just before halftime and eighth-ranked Martin Methodist netted three more goals in the first 22 minutes of the second half, defeating an injury-depleted Cumberland squad, 4-0, in women’s soccer action Saturday in Pulaski, Tenn.


Late goal sends CU to 3-2 defeat

LEBANON, Tenn. – Aubrey Black’s goal in the 78th minute provided the game winner, as Trevecca Nazarene scored three times in the second half to defeat Cumberland, 3-2, in women’s soccer action Tuesday night in Nashville, Tenn.


Women's soccer falls, 2-0

LEBANON, Tenn. – Caitlin Williams and Anna Ayers both scored in the first half and Georgetown College staved off a furious comeback effort, defeating Cumberland 2-0 in women’s soccer action Tuesday evening in Georgetown, Ky. The loss is the first in nonconference action this season for the Bulldogs.


Dimantas Farias earns third POW honor

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Helena Dimantas Farias was named the TranSouth Conference Offensive Player of the Week on Monday for the second consecutive week and third time this season after scoring three goals and recording four assists in a pair of victories over NCAA Division II opponents.


Five players score in women's soccer victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Samantha Skinner scored in thee first four minutes of the match and Shauna Gilpin, Helena Dimantas Farias, Morgan Shaffer and Beth Morgan all added goals for Cumberland in a 5-0 victory against Oakland City University in women’s soccer action Saturday.


Dimantas Farias' golden goal provides 4-3 victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Helena Dimantas Farias scored in the 104th minute on a header for her second goal of the match in a 4-3 double overtime victory over King College in women’s soccer action Wednesday in Bristol, Tenn.


Dimantas Farias garners POW accolade

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Helena Dimantas Farias was named the TranSouth Conference Offensive Player of the Week after scoring a goal and assisting on another last week against Bryan College.


CU falls on late goal

LEBANON, Tenn. – Mackenzie Keele scored her first career goal but Lyon College tied the match two minutes later and netted the game-winner in the 87th minute in a 2-1 victory over Cumberland in women’s soccer action Saturday in Batesville, Ark.


Bulldogs ranked 29th in RPI

LEBANON, Tenn. –Cumberland University is ranked 29th nationally in the first official NAIA Women’s Soccer Modified Ratings Percentage Index (MRPI), the national office announced this week.


Three second-half goals carry CU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland scored three times in the first 25 minutes of the second half, providing a bit of cushion in a match the Bulldogs dominated, posting a 24-3 advantage in shots in a 4-0 CU victory in women’s soccer action Tuesday over Bryan College at the CU Soccer Field.


Surdam earns second POW honor

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University’s Elizabeth Surdam was named the TranSouth Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Monday after collecting her fifth victory and second shutout of the season, as announced by the conference office Monday.


Parsons PK enough for CU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Rhianne Parsons’ penalty kick in the 39th minute was the only score and helped Cumberland overcome a sluggish start in a 1-0 victory over Davenport University in women’s soccer action Sunday at the CU Soccer Field.


CU women fall 1-0 for first defeat

LEBANON, Tenn. – Bethel University scored early, controlling play the entire first half, and then held off a furious Cumberland rally in the final minutes for a 1-0 Wildcats victory Wednesday in women’s soccer action at the CU Soccer Field.


Soccer matches rescheduled for Wednesday

LEBANON, Tenn. – Heavy rains in the area have caused the postponement of Cumberland’s soccer matches scheduled for Tuesday against Bethel University. The teams will play Wednesday at the same times – 2 p.m. for the women and 4 p.m. for the men at the CU Soccer Field.


Women's soccer stays unbeaten with 2-1 victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Helena Dimantas Farias scored in the fourth minute and Rhianne Parsons added the eventual game-winner on a penalty kick in the 29th minute, as Cumberland stayed undefeated with a 2-1 victory Saturday at the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Ky.


Bulldogs stay undefeated with 3-1 triumph

LEBANON, Tenn. – Helena Dimantas Farias scored less than a minute into the second half and Morgan Shaffer put the match away with a score in the 76th minute for Cumberland in a 3-1 victory against Campbellsville University on Friday night in Campbellsville, Ky.


Parsons nets golden goal in 2-1 victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – After waiting nearly an hour before overtime because of a lightning delay, Rhianne Parsons scored unassisted 48 seconds into the extra period, giving Cumberland a 2-1 victory over Tennessee Wesleyan in women’s soccer action Saturday in Athens, Tenn.


Surdam, Dimantas Farias sweep TranSouth awards

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University swept the TranSouth Conference Women’s Soccer awards on Monday, with Elizabeth Surdam earning Defensive Player of the Week and Helena Dimantas Farias garnering Offensive Player of the Week after the Bulldogs opened with a pair of victories away from home.


Early goals send CU to 5-0 victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Helena Dimantas Farias scored a pair of goals and Kaitlin Phillips added a goal and an assist in Cumberland’s 5-0 victory over Barton College in the Bulldog Classic on Saturday in Barbourville, Ky.


Second-half goals send CU to victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Rhianne Parsons scored on a penalty kick early in the second half and Helena Dimantas Farias netted the game-winner on a free kick from just outside the box, giving Cumberland a 2-1 season-opening victory in women’s soccer at Union College Friday in the Bulldog Classic.


Bulldog soccer opens season this weekend

LEBANON, Tenn. – The Cumberland men’s and women’s soccer teams open the season this weekend at a tournament in Barbourville, Ky. The men take on host Union College and Berea College while the women play Union and Barton College.


Women's soccer picked fourth in TSAC

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland was picked fourth in the TranSouth Conference Women’s Soccer Preseason Coaches’ Poll released this week by the conference office, just behind Union University. Seven-time defending regular champion Martin Methodist was a unanimous choice to win an eighth straight league title.


CU women's soccer works on fitness, skill work

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s soccer coach Gavin McKinney returned seven starters from last year’s 9-7-2 club as camp opened last week as well as a host of new faces, including 11 freshmen. The Bulldogs have been practicing twice daily, with fitness work each morning and skill work during both sessions.


Twardowski signs with Bulldogs

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University women’s soccer coach Gavin McKinney announced the signing of Churchill, Ontario, native Stephanie Twardowski this week to scholarship papers for the 2011-12 academic year. Twardowski is the seventh Bulldog player in this year’s signing class.


Women's soccer announces 2011 schedule

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University women’s soccer coach Gavin McKinney released the club’s 2011 schedule this week, which includes six home matches. The Bulldogs begin the season August 26-27 in a tournament at Union College.


Eight clubs earn NAIA Scholar Team award

LEBANON, Tenn. – Eight Cumberland University athletic teams posted team grade-point-averages of 3.00 or higher for the 2010-11 academic year, earning NAIA Scholar Team honors, as announced by the national office. Teams must record a minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) as defined by the institution to be eligible for the award.


Bulldogs ink Station Camp's Keele

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University women’s soccer coach Gavin McKinney announced the signing of Hendersonville, Tenn., native Mackenzie Keele this week to scholarship papers for the 2011-12 academic year. Keele is the sixth signee for the Bulldogs for next season.


Athletes place in FOCUS Art Competition

LEBANON, Tenn. – Adrian Baker won first place in the two-dimensional category and Charles Brooks, Deonta Johnson and Kyle Upton were all named honorable mention during the 14th Annual Focus On CU Students (FOCUS) Art Competition currently on display at Adams Gallery on the CU campus.


CU signs Goodlettsville's Tooley

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s soccer coach Gavin McKinney announced the signing of Goodlettsville native Rachel Tooley to scholarship papers this week for the 2011-12 academic year. Tooley is the fifth signee for the Bulldogs for next season.


Athletes place in FOCUS Art Competition

LEBANON, Tenn. – Adrian Baker won first place in the two-dimensional category and Charles Brooks, Deonta Johnson and Kyle Upton were all named honorable mention during the 14th Annual Focus On CU Students (FOCUS) Art Competition currently on display at Adams Gallery on the CU campus.


CU to host benefit soccer tournament

LEBANON, Tenn. – The Cumberland University women’s soccer team will host a benefit 4-v-4 Indoor Soccer Tournament Sunday beginning at noon at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center to raise money and bring awareness to lung cancer.


Gallatin's Surdam signs with CU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s soccer coach Gavin McKinney announced the signing of Gallatin, Tenn., native Elizabeth “Squirt” Surdam this week to scholarship papers for the 2011-12 academic year. Surdam is the fourth signee for the Bulldogs for next season.


Bulldogs sign Dickson County's Knight

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s soccer coach Gavin McKinney announced the signing of Taylor Knight to scholarship papers this week for the 2011-12 academic year. Knight is the third Bulldog signee for next season, joining Westmoreland’s Samantha Skinner and Manchester’s Beth Morgan.


Skinner inks scholarship papers with CU

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University women’s soccer team Gavin McKinney announced the signing of Westmoreland native Samantha Skinner this week to scholarship papers for the 2011-12 academic year. Skinner is the second signee for the Bulldogs for next season, joining Manchester’s Beth Morgan in the signing class.


Cumberland inks Manchester's Morgan

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s soccer coach Gavin McKinney announced the signing of Coffee County High School product Beth Morgan to scholarship papers this week. Morgan is the first signee for the Bulldogs for the 2011-12 academic year.


Four Bulldogs named NAIA Daktronics National Scholar-Athletes

LEBANON, Tenn. – Four Cumberland women’s soccer and volleyball players were recognized this week as NAIA Daktronics National Scholar-Athletes. Student-athletes must be a junior or senior academically and maintain a 3.50 grade-point-average to be eligible for the honor.


Six men, four women named TSAC Scholar-Athletes

LEBANON, Tenn. – Six men’s and four women’s soccer players were named TranSouth Scholar-Athletes, as announced by the league office at the conclusion of the conference championships last weekend.


Four players named All-TSAC

LEBANON, Tenn. – Helena Dimantas Farias and Reneé LaRose were both voted First Team All-TranSouth while LaRose was named Co-Freshman of the Year, as announced by the conference office. Morgan Shaffer and Michelle Ward also earned Second Team All-TSAC honors for the Bulldogs, who tied for third in the league standings.


Bulldogs fall in TranSouth semis

LEBANON, Tenn. – Helena Dimantas Farias scored in the fourth minute to tie the match but Lyon College netted a goal just before halftime and another in the 80th minute, as the Scots posted a 3-1 victory over Cumberland in women’s soccer action Tuesday afternoon Batesville, Ark.


Bulldogs advance to semifinals with 3-0 victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Katie Ongaro posted a goal and an assist in the second half, leading third-seeded Cumberland to a 3-0 victory over Freed-Hardeman during the quarterfinals of the TranSouth Championships in women’s soccer action Saturday at the CU Soccer Field.


Women's Soccer set to host TranSouth Championships match

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s women’s soccer team will host Freed-Hardeman in a TranSouth Championships quarterfinal match Saturday at 10 a.m. at the CU Soccer Field. The Bulldogs defeated the Lions, 2-1, in double overtime on Tuesday.


CU claims double overtime victory

LEBANON, Tenn. – Rhianne Parsons scored in the 106th minute on an assist from Helena Dimantas Farias, sending Cumberland to a 2-1 victory over Freed-Hardeman Tuesday in women’s soccer action in Henderson, Tenn. With the victory the Bulldogs end the regular season in a tie for third place with Union University.


Dimantas Farias named TSAC POW

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Helena Dimantas Farias was named the TranSouth Conference Offensive Player of the Week on Monday after scoring four goals with three assists in two Cumberland victories.


Parsons scores twice in 3-1 CU triumph

LEBANON, Tenn. – Rhianne Parsons scored twice and Helena Dimantas Farias added a goal and the two players combined for all three assists in Cumberland’s 3-1 victory over Kentucky Wesleyan in women’s soccer action Friday in Owensboro, Ky.


CU scores early and often in 5-1 triumph over Trevecca

LEBANON, Tenn. – Helena Dimantas Farias scored three times and Morgan Shaffer added a pair of assists for Cumberland in a 5-1 victory over Trevecca Nazarene in women’s soccer action Wednesday afternoon.


Soccer matches rescheduled for Wednesday

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s soccer matches scheduled for Tuesday against Trevecca Nazarene have been canceled because of high winds and forecasted severe weather for the afternoon. The matches have been rescheduled for Wednesday on the CU campus starting at 1 p.m. with a women’s match followed by the men.


Dimantas Farias earns POW honor

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland’s Helena Dimantas Farias was named the TranSouth Conference Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week on Monday after scoring the game-winning goal in a victory last week over Bryan College.


Bulldogs net 1-0 victory at Bryan

LEBANON, Tenn. – Helena Dimantas Farias scored the match’s only goal in the 63rd minute and Simone Quinn made six saves in goal in Cumberland’s 1-0 victory over Bryan College Wednesday night in Dayton, Tenn.


CU unable to take down RedHawks

LEBANON, Tenn. – Simone Quinn’s 12 saves were not enough to hold off sixth-ranked Martin Methodist in Cumberland’s 2-0 loss, as the Bulldog offense struggled in women’s soccer action Saturday at the CU Soccer Field.


Bulldogs play to 1-1 draw at Union

LEBANON, Tenn. – Helena Dimantas Farias scored unassisted in the 62nd minute just seconds after Union got on the board and Rhianne Parsons made six saves in goal, two in the second overtime, as Cumberland and Union played to a 1-1 draw in women’s soccer action Saturday in Jackson, Tenn.


Four first-half goals lead to 5-1 triumph

LEBANON, Tenn. – Helena Dimantas Farias scored twice and assisted on another goal and Rhianne Parsons put Cumberland ahead early with a goal 18 seconds into the match in a 5-1 victory over Brescia University Wednesday at the CU Soccer Field.


Dimantas Farias scores twice in 3-0 triumph

LEBANON, Tenn. – Helena Dimantas Farias scored a pair of first half goals and Morgan Shaffer added another in the second half in Cumberland’s 3-0 victory over Lambuth University Monday in Jackson, Tenn.


Women's soccer falls in double OT

LEBANON, Tenn. – Anja Klotzle scored on a penalty kick three minutes into the second overtime, giving Lyon College a 2-1 victory over Cumberland in women’s soccer action Sunday at the CU Soccer Field.


Cumberland tops Judson College, 8-0

LEBANON, Tenn. – Morgan Shaffer posted her first career hat trick and Rhianne Parsons and Simone Quinn each added a pair of goals in Cumberland’s 8-0 victory over Judson College Wednesday in Marion, Ala.


Bulldogs drop TSAC opener, 2-0

LEBANON, Tenn. – Bethel University scored twice in the first 12 minutes of the match and held off a flurry of chances in the second half by Cumberland in a 2-0 Wildcat victory Tuesday in women’s soccer action in McKenzie, Tenn.


CU falls 3-1 to Campbellsville

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University put up 18 shots and missed several excellent scoring opportunities in both halves, dropping a 3-1 decision to Campbellsville University on Thursday.


Bulldogs fall to Georgetown, 4-1

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland controlled play for much of the first half but gave up a late goal and Georgetown College’s Caitlin Williams posted a hat trick in a 4-1 Tigers victory Saturday at the CU Soccer Field.


Sparks named Defensive POW

LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland goalie Hanna Sparks was named the TranSouth Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Monday after making 16 saves in a pair of matches last weekend for the Bulldogs.


CU falls 3-2 in overtime

LEBANON, Tenn. – Helena Dimantas Farias scored a goal and assisted on another, but Cumberland dropped a 3-2 decision in overtime against the Univ. of the Cumberlands Saturday in the Golden Corral Classic in Barbourville, Ky.


Bulldogs score final-minute victory

Morgan Shaffer scored the game-tying goal in the 63rd minute, setting up the game-winner in the final minute by Rhianne Parsons, giving Cumberland a 2-1 season-opening victory.


Scrimmage concludes training camp, regular season begins Friday

LEBANON, Tenn. – Women’s soccer conclude their preseason training Saturday with an intrasquad scrimmage, now set sights on opening match Friday, at Union College.




Seven CU squads earn NAIA Scholar-Team Award

LEBANON, Tenn. – Seven Cumberland athletic teams were recognized with the NAIA National Scholar-Team Award recently among 864 teams nationally. A team must post a minimum 3.0 grade-point-average (on a 4.0 scale) as defined by the institution to be considered for the NAIA Scholar Team award.