Celebrating 90 Years: A Look Back at the 1995 Championship Season for Women’s Soccer

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The women's soccer team trophy at the Rocky statue.
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The 1995 Bulldog women's soccer team was not taken seriously by too many people prior to the season. Asheville was a preseason pick to finish in fifth place in the Big South out of just six teams competing that year.
 
But insiders could tell something was building in head coach Michele Cornish's second season as head coach. The Bulldogs had improved vastly in 1994 by earning seven wins, including impressive league wins over UMBC and Towson State. Asheville's women's program was just four years old after being reinstated in the 1992 season.
 
A solid nucleus was returning with veteran goalkeeper Jill Young, forward Kristy Cumming, midfielders Lynae King and Mary Milligan and defenders Chesa Cofini and Jodi Winterson. And a talented recruiting class was joining the Blue and White, as well. Mackenzie Miller, a talented freshman striker from Colorado, was turning heads right away in preseason drills. Sophomore midfielder Alison Gehringer transferred into the Asheville program from Barry College in Georgia and fit in with the Bulldogs. Freshman defender Katrin Casey came from Florida and made an impact in the back from day one of practice.
 
The Bulldogs served notice in the first weekend of the season they would be a team to be reckoned with in 1995. To read the full story, visit the UNC Asheville Bulldogs website