Women's Soccer

Insley's long road to recovery paying dividends

9/2/14 11:32pm

Elon University junior defender Mel Insley is back in action for the women’s soccer team after suffering ACL and menisicus injuries that kept her from the field.  After being cleared at the end of spring ball, Insley has burst onto the scene this fall, starting all four matches for the Phoenix.

Bennett and Insley lead Elon past Jacksonville State

8/23/14 12:33am

The Elon University women’s soccer team opened up its 2014 season in winning fashion with a 2-0 victory against Jacksonville State University. Freshman forward Grace Bennett scored her first collegiate goal and junior defender Mel Insley scored a beautiful free kick from 40 yards out to seal the victory for the Phoenix. “I’m really happy with the outcome, but…I think there’s so much more potential,” Insley said. Elon’s first chance of the season came from a cross from senior forward Raychel Diver, but the ball was cleared away nicely for a throw-in.

Elon tabbed eighth in CAA women's soccer poll

8/5/14 6:42pm

RICHMOND, Va. — Elon University was picked to finish eighth in the Colonial Athletic Association preseason women's soccer coaches poll, released Tuesday. Elon is in its first year in the CAA after an 11-year tenure in the Southern Conference.

If Elon had been in the Colonial Athletic Association this year...

11/21/13 4:00pm

In May 2013, Elon University President Leo Lambert and Athletic Director Dave Blank announced Elon would transition to the Colonial Athletic Association starting before the 2014-2015 academic year.  If Elon had been a member of the CAA this year, below is how the Phoenix would have compared to the rest of the conference. Elon Men's Soccer The Southern Conference Tournament champions three years running, the men’s soccer team will enter the CAA as what is probably the best equipped Elon athletic team from the fall season.

Furman tallies late, downs Elon women’s soccer in SoCon finals

11/10/13 11:38pm

The chances were there for the Elon University women’s soccer team. Countless near misses went just wide of goal or into the waiting hands of Furman University goalkeeper Rose Hull. Aided by two goals in the final 11 minutes of the Southern Conference Tournament finals Sunday, Nov.

Elon women's soccer searching for first SoCon finals berth on last chance

11/8/13 12:11pm

Ahead of the Elon women's soccer team in the semifinals of the Southern Conference Tournament against sixth-seeded Wofford is a match that poses a serious threat to Elon's tournament life, but also a resemblance of the 2012 semifinal. Last season, Elon bowed out against eighth-seeded Georgia Southern in the waning seconds of double overtime. In the match, Georgia Southern, defense kept the Elon offense at bay.

Elon's Dennion wins SoCon Player of the Year honor

11/5/13 3:56pm

After scoring 13 goals in the regular season and two more in the quarterfinals of the Southern Conference Tournament, Elon University's Nicole Dennion was named the women's soccer SoCon Player of the Year by the league offices Tuesday, Nov.

Dennion’s late goals send Elon women's soccer to SoCon semifinals

11/3/13 10:50pm

Last time a Southern Conference opponent earned a lead on the Elon University women’s soccer team, the Phoenix lost one of its two games on the season. The second time around, Elon knew how to navigate the defensive-minded Davidson College Wildcats in the quarterfinals of the SoCon tournament Sunday, Nov.