2012 Campbell Women's Soccer News
May 7, 2013
Women's Soccer Adds Three to Incoming Class
The Campbell University women’s soccer team, led by eighth-year head coach Todd Clark, have announced three additions to the 2013 recruiting class. Vilma Viola Ahlholm, Lilja Madeleine Bjork, and Nicole Connolly are Fighting Camels after signing National Letters of Intent and will join the team in August for the preseason.
April 29, 2013
Women's Soccer Announces Summer Camp Dates
The Campbell women's soccer team will host its Elite Prospect Camp July 21-23 in Buies Creek.
March 11, 2013
Campbell Hosts Girls' High School Soccer Clinic
The Campbell Women's Soccer team will host a high school clinic Friday, April 5 at Eakes Athletic Complex.
February 25, 2013
Fighting Camel Women’s Soccer Player Competes for Finland Across Europe
Former Campbell University women’s soccer standout Pirjo Leppikangas has been named to the Finland squad that will compete in Cyprus next month. The Cyprus Cup is being used by most UEFA-based national teams as the final preparation for the European Championships held in Sweden this July.
February 22, 2013
Norwegian International is Latest Player to Ink NLI for Fighting Camels
After signing six American players to National Letters of Intent earlier this month, head coach Todd Clark has added another player to the 2013 recruiting class in the form of Norwegian international Kine Thorsvik, an attacker from Bergen, Norway.
February 11, 2013
Women's Soccer Signs Six to Letters of Intent
Seventh year Fighting Camel head coach Todd Clark recently announced the signing of the first six players for the coming women's soccer season.
February 6, 2013
Campbell's Clark Selected to Coach at ODP National Training Camp
Campbell University women’s soccer head coach Todd Clark returned this week from Arizona where he was involved as a coach at the Olympic Development Program’s national training camp in Phoenix. Coach Clark was invited as a member of the ODP Region III staff and was the only coach from North Carolina at the national event.
December 17, 2012
Women's Soccer to Host High School Clinic
The Campbell women's soccer team will host a high school girls' soccer clinic on Mon., Jan. 21. The clinic is for players currently enrolled in grades 9-12.
November 28, 2012
Campbell Earns NSCAA Team Academic Award
The Campbell women’s soccer team has been honored with the NSCAA Team Academic Award for the 2011-12 academic year.
November 3, 2012
Borda Tabbed Big South All-Tournament
Senior Jeannie Borda was named to the Big South All-Tournament team for 2012. She was the sole representative for the Camels after the team fell in the first round of the tournament 1-0 to Radford.
November 2, 2012
Five Camels Earn Big South Postseason Honors
The Big South Conference announced Thursday night that five Campbell players were selected to postseason all-conference teams. Senior Taylor Brown and sophomore Ashley Clark were tabbed first team all-conference and senior Kirsty Meyer was named second team all-conference. Goalkeeper Alexis Connors was named to the all-freshman team, and senior Cissy Nitz was honored to the all-academic team.
October 27, 2012
Camels Fall to Radford in Big South Tournament Quarterfinal
The second-seeded Highlanders scored in the 79th minute of play, defeating the #7 Fighting Camels 1-0 in the first round of Big South tournament action Saturday at Cupp Stadium. This marks the second-straight year Radford (12-2-4, 7-0-4 Big South) has beaten Campbell (10-8-1, 5-6-0) in the conference tournament.
October 26, 2012
Fighting Camels to Face Radford in Big South Quarterfinal
With five wins in the Big South this year, the Fighting Camels head to Radford, Va. to take on the Highlanders in the tournament quarterfinals at 7 p.m. Campbell (10-6-1, 5-6-0 Big South) finished seventh in the Big South regular season, while Radford (11-2-4, 7-0-4) placed second behind High Point.
October 23, 2012
Camels Fall in Final Regular Season Match
In the final game of Big South Conference regular season game of the season, Campbell fell to High Point 2-0 Tuesday at Eakes Athletic Complex. The Fighting Camels are tied with Charleston Southern at seventh place in Big South standings heading into tournament play this weekend.
October 22, 2012
Camels to Wrap Up Regular Season Against High Point
Campbell (10-6-1, 5-5-0) will close out regular season play Tuesday against High Point (8-5-6, 7-1-2) in a 7 p.m. kickoff at Eakes Athletic Complex. The Fighting Camels will take on the top-ranked Panthers in the final game before Big South tournament play begins this weekend.
October 20, 2012
Campbell Wins Last Regular Season Road Game
The Fighting Camels (10-6-1, 5-5-0) snapped a three-game losing streak with a 1-0 win over Charleston Southern (6-10-1, 4-6-0) Saturday. Senior Kirsty Meyer tallied her third goal of the season to put Campbell ahead in the 75th minute.
October 18, 2012
Campbell Falls in Third Straight Game
The Fighting Camels dropped their third straight match Thursday at Coastal Carolina. The Chanticleers (9-7-0, 6-3-0) defeated the Fighting Camels 2-0, as Campbell moved to 9-6-1 overall and to 4-5-0 in the Big South.
October 17, 2012
Campbell Rounds Out Regular Season Road Slate
After falling at home twice last week, Campbell (9-5-1, 4-4-0) will finish out their regular season road slate at Coastal Carolina (8-7-0, 5-3-0) and Charleston Southern (6-8-1, 4-4-0) this week. The Fighting Camels will take on the Chanticleers in Conway Thursday in a 7 p.m. kickoff and will face the Buccaneers Saturday at 11 a.m. in Charleston.
October 15, 2012
Leppikangas Leads PK-35 to Finland Cup Championship
Campbell women’s soccer alumna Pirjo Leppikangas recently captained her team, PK-35 Vantaa to the Finland Cup championship. Her team defeated Pallokissat 2-1 to capture the title.
October 13, 2012
Campbell Falls to Liberty 2-1 in Overtime
The Flames scored in the third minute of overtime to defeat the Fighting Camels 2-1 Saturday night at Eakes Athletic Complex. Senior Kirsty Meyer scored Campbell's lone goal, tying the game at 1-1 in the 72nd minute of regulation.
October 12, 2012
Todd Clark and Ashley Clark to Appear on 99.9 FM The Fan Saturday Morning
Campbell head coach Todd Clark and sophomore forward Ashley Clark will be guests on Back of the Net with Charlie Slagle at 8:10 am Saturday on 99.9 FM The Fan ESPN Radio.
October 11, 2012
Camels to Host Longwood, Liberty in Pair of Conference Matches
Campbell continues league play this week, hosting Longwood and Liberty at Eakes Athletic Complex. Thursday, Big South Conference newcomer Longwood (10-4-0, 5-1-0) visits the Creek Thursday at 7 p.m., coming off two conference wins in a row. The Fighting Camels will take on Liberty (9-5-1, 3-2-1), who defeated Winthrop last weekend, Saturday at 7 p.m.
October 11, 2012
Campbell Falls 1-0 to Longwood
Longwood's Olivia Colella scored in the 16th minute of play to give the Lancers a 1-0 win over Campbell Thursday night at Eakes Athletic Complex.
October 6, 2012
Campbell Downs Presbyterian 2-1
Despite a second half surge from the Blue Hose, Campbell defeated Presbyterian 2-1 Saturday night at Eakes Athletic Complex, earning their ninth win of the season. Kirsty Meyer and Melissa Messier each scored in the first half to put the Fighting Camels ahead.
October 4, 2012
Clark's Last-Minute Goal Clinches Win for Camels
With 12 seconds left in regulation, sophomore Ashley Clark scored from a Kirsty Meyer assist, lifting the Camels to a 3-2 win over UNC Asheville in Buies Creek Thursday night. Seniors Taylor Brown and Cissy Nitz added first half goals as Campbell improved to 8-3-1 overall and to 3-2-0 in Big South Conference play.
October 3, 2012
Fighting Camels Close Week with Two Home Matches
Continuing a five-game home stand, Campbell will host UNC Asheville Thursday at 7 p.m. and Presbyterian Saturday at 7 p.m. at Eakes Athletic Complex. The Fighting Camels are coming off a 1-0 overtime loss to Winthrop and look to rebound against the Bulldogs and Blue Hose.
September 30, 2012
Camels Fall to Winthrop in Overtime
In the fourth overtime game the team has played this season, Campbell lost to Winthrop 1-0 Sunday afternoon at Eakes Athletic Complex. The Fighting Camels outshot the Eagles 14-10, but couldn't convert a score.
September 28, 2012
Campbell Returns Home to Take on Winthrop Sunday
After a seven-game road slate in September, Campbell (7-2-1, 2-1-0) returns to the Eakes Athletic Complex Sunday to host Winthrop (5-4-1, 2-0-1) in a 2 p.m. kickoff. The Fighting Camels are coming off a 3-1 victory over Gardner-Webb Thursday to improve to 2-1-0 in the Big South.
September 27, 2012
Campbell Defeats Gardner-Webb 3-1, Clark Earns 150th Career Win
Head coach Todd Clark notched his 150th career win, and 45th at Campbell, Thursday night as Campbell (7-2-1, 2-1-0) posted a 3-1 win over Gardner-Webb (2-8-0, 1-2-0) in Boiling Springs.
September 26, 2012
Camels Finish Month-Long Road Slate at Gardner-Webb
Campbell (6-2-1, 1-1-0 BSC) will travel to Boiling Springs, N.C. Thursday to take on Gardner-Webb (2-7-0, 1-1-0 BSC) at 6:00 p.m. in the team's seventh-straight road match. The Fighting Camels are coming off a loss at Radford, but look to rebound against the Runnin' Bulldogs in the third match of Big South conference play.
September 22, 2012
Camels Suffer First Big South Loss of Season
In the second game of Big South conference play, the Fighting Camels were shut out on the road at Radford 3-0. Three different Highlanders scored as Radford improved to 5-2-1 (1-0-1 BSC) and Campbell fell to 6-2-1 (1-1-0 BSC).
September 20, 2012
Fighting Camels Open Conference Play with 2-0 Win over VMI
For the fifth year in a row, the Fighting Camels opened up conference play with a win. Sophomore Ashley Clark scored twice in the contest, as Campbell (6-1-1, 1-0-0 BSC) defeated VMI (1-6-0, 0-1-1 BSC) 2-0 at Patchin Field Thursday.
September 19, 2012
Campbell Opens Big South Conference Play at VMI Thursday
The Campbell women's soccer team, on a three-game winning streak, travels to Lexington, Va. Thursday to begin Big South conference play against VMI in a 4:00 p.m. match at Patchin Field. The game will be streamed on the Big South Network.
September 16, 2012
Fighting Camels Win Catamount Classic in Double Overtime
Playing extra minutes for the third time in 2012, the Fighting Camels beat Western Carolina 2-1 in double overtime to win the Catamount Classic.Taylor Brown and Caitlin Schneider netted the goals for Campbell, as the team moved to 5-1-1 on the season.
September 14, 2012
Clark Leads Campbell past Louisiana-Lafayette at Catamount Classic
Sophomore Ashley Clark continued to climb the Campbell record book Friday, as her two goals helped lead the Fighting Camels (4-1-1) to a 4-0 win over the Ragin’ Cajuns of Louisiana-Lafayette (4-4-0) in the Catamount Classic.
September 13, 2012
Fighting Camels Continue Road Slate at Catamount Classic
This weekend the Fighting Camels (3-1-1) travel to their second tournament on the 2012 schedule. Campbell will take on Louisiana-Lafayette (4-3-0) Friday at 5:00 p.m. and Western Carolina (3-3-0) Sunday at 2:30 at the Catamount Classic in Cullowhee, N.C.
September 9, 2012
Campbell Takes Third in UNCW Invitational
The Fighting Camels beat Elon 1-0 Sunday to move to 3-1-1 and take third in UNCW's Courtyard Mariott Wilmington Invitational. The Camels finished tied for second place, but Troy was named runner-up based on goal differential. Junior Caitlin Schneider and sophomore Melissa Messier were named to the all-tournament team.
September 7, 2012
Fighting Camels Handed First Loss of Season
After lightning delayed Friday's game by an hour and a half, the Seahawks of UNCW gave Campbell their first loss of the season, 3-0.
September 6, 2012
Undefeated Camels Travel to UNCW Invitational
Campbell women's soccer (2-0-1) will travel to Wilmington, N.C. this weekend to play a pair of match-ups against UNCW and Elon in the UNCW Courtyard Marriott Wilmington Invitational.
September 3, 2012
Clark double leads Campbell over Marshall 4-2
Ashley Clark scored twice and assisted on another goal to lead Campbell to a 4-2 victory over Marshall Monday at the Eakes Athletic Complex.
September 2, 2012
Campbell to Host Marshall in Labor Day Match
The undefeated women's soccer team is set to play Marshall in Buies Creek at 4:00 p.m. Monday. Campbell will be sponsoring a fan appreciation day event for the game; all fans in attendance will receive free admission to the game.
August 28, 2012
Senior Ryann Torrero Named Big South Defensive Player of the Week
For the second straight week, a member of the Campbell women's soccer team has garnered Big South Player of the Week Honors.
August 24, 2012
Women's Soccer to Host Francis Marion Friday
Coming off a thrilling overtime victory at home last week, the Fighting Camels will take on Francis Marion at the Eakes Athletic Complex Friday at 7:00 p.m.
August 24, 2012
Women's Soccer Ties Francis Marion in Double Overtime
For the second time in as many games, the Fighting Camels went into overtime after a tied regulation. After 90 minutes, the score was tied 1-1, and after two overtime periods with no goals, the game was called a tie.
August 21, 2012
Brown, Clark Selected Big South Defensive and Offensive Players of the Week
Senior Taylor Brown and sophomore Ashley Clark were chosen as Big South Players of the Week by the league office, after each scored a goal in the Campbell win over East Carolina Friday.
August 17, 2012
Women's Soccer Beats East Carolina 2-1 on Clark's Golden Goal
The regular season opening game for the Campbell women’s soccer team was highlighted by a 90-minute weather delay and a golden goal in overtime, as the Camels beat East Carolina 2-1 Friday.
August 16, 2012
Women's Soccer Selected First in Big South, Opens Season Friday against East Carolina
Picked to finish first in the Big South by the conference head coaches and TopDrawerSoccer.com, the Fighting Camels kick off regular season play Friday at 7:00 p.m. against East Carolina at Eakes Athletic Complex.
August 8, 2012
Campbell Women's Soccer Season Outlook
As the Fighting Camels' season begins tomorrow with an exhibition match at Appalachian State at 4:00, here is what to look for throughout the fall.
August 6, 2012
Campbell Women’s Soccer Chosen First in Big South Preseason Poll
For the first time as a member of the Big South Conference, the Campbell women’s soccer team was chosen first in the annual preseason poll, announced Monday by the league office.
July 31, 2012
Women's Soccer Players Have Success with Club Teams
Several Fighting Camels have won titles with their respective club teams this summer.
July 30, 2012
Women's Soccer Coaching Staff Announced
Head coach Todd Clark announces assistant coach Dee Vega's promotion and goalkeeper coach Mazen Chami's hire.
July 25, 2012
Ashley Clark honored at Super-20 tournament
The Camels' forward was named to 2012 North American Finals All-Tournament Team.
July 9, 2012
Clark serves as assistant coach for Northern Ireland in Euro '13 qualifier
Fighting Camel women’s soccer head coach Todd Clark recently returned from Sarpsborg, Norway where he was an assistant coach for the Northern Ireland women’s national team as they took on Norway in a crucial qualifier for Euro 13.
June 26, 2012
Campbell sets 2012 women's soccer schedule
Regional rivalries, a pair of in-season tournaments and an 11-match Big South Conference slate highlight the 2012 Campbell University women’s soccer schedule.