Women’s Soccer Claims ECAC Postseason Championship
The top-seeded University of Hartford women's soccer team claimed the 2023 Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III postseason championship with a 6–0 victory over the third-seeded University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg this past Sunday at Robert Shields Field on the campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University-Florham (N.J.). The day prior, the Hawks downed New Jersey City University, 7–2.
The Hawks finished the 2023 season with 12 consecutive wins, ending with an impressive 16–2 record. They sit in the top spot in the nation in the latest Massey Ratings, a highly scientific method of ranking sports teams based on performance and statistical data.
Senior Imani Jenkins, who finished with seven goals and two assists over the two games, was named the tournament’s MVP. She was joined on the All-Tournament team by senior Christina Stone, graduate student Leah Barbieri, graduate student Victoria Jedrychowski, and sophomore Lindsey Metcalfe.
"It was an unbelievable way to end the year," says Hartford Head Women's Soccer Coach John Natale. "Every team member contributed to this championship. I would like to thank the ECAC for giving us this opportunity to compete. They truly provide a platform for student-athletes to shine. I am so proud and honored to be part of this program.”