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Season Preview: 2022 Michigan Women's Soccer

University of Michigan women’s soccer head coach Jennifer Klein Heading into 2022, the program kicks off with one of the best seasons in its history. Last season, she led the Wolverines to one of her best seasons in program history, with a Big Ten Tournament Championship, appearances in the NCAA Elite Eight, and an 18-4-3 record.

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• The Wolverines will join the 2022 campaign ranked ninth in the United Soccer Coaches Poll. This follows the Wolverines finishing his historic 2021 season ranked No. 7.

• Klein is in his fifth season with the Wolverines, posting an impressive 49-22-8 record and winning 65% of games.

• Michigan brought back 6 starters, 14 letter winners and welcomed 9 rookies to the team.

• The Wolverines give back 26 of the 46 goals they scored a year ago and 5 players who scored at least 3 goals.Also, graduate students Meredith Harkenson (5 goals), senior Dani Wolf (5), Junior Sami Woods (5), Senior Hannah Blake (4), Junior Casey Lawrence (3), Senior Lily Farkas (1) All tallies marked one year ago and numbers featured in the Starting XI. Overall, 70 out of 143 points are returned.

• Returning 10 players who played more than 20 games from last season. Farkas and Blake are expected to step up to support the offensive offence, and Blake is expected to step up in 2019 as he starts 19 games as a sophomore and has a 2019 start in UM’s career. He made 42 appearances, starting 23 games and scoring 6 goals and 9 assists (18 points).

Farkas has made 50 appearances in his career, starting nine times. She has her 3 goals, 4 assists and 67 shots.

• Harkenson returned to the center of the offense as the unit’s oldest member with 59 starts and 79 appearances. She boasts her 16 goals and her 11 assists (43 points) and her 6 winning goals.

• Racing Louisville, 6th grade graduate student Hilary Beale, incumbent starter for the last four seasons, graduated and now trades professionally with the NWSL Izzy Nino Numbers that carry over to the goal. Nino was a year ahead of him when he scored 143 minutes of goals, played the full 90 minutes, and kept a clean sheet against Central his Michigan (August 29). Overall, she appeared in her three games as a backup goaltender. She served as the team’s backup goaltender during the spring of 2021 and sophomore season (2018), starting her first nine games.

• In addition to the old and new faces in goal, the Wolverines’ back line has undergone some changes, with two center back positions. Sophomore Tamia Tolbert As a freshman, he played in 11 games and made 6 starts.Senior Emily Layson (Starting 23 games, 15 games) Can also play in midfield and center back.The group also joins in graduation transfer Margot Ridgewaybringing center back experience from North Carolina.

Senior Jade Riviere and junior Sarah Bridenstein It also returns to fix the outside back position. A proud World Cup gold medalist, Riviere started 19 of his 22 games a year ago due to his duties with the Canadian national team. Bridenstine transitioned from his midfield role to defense in his sophomore year, appearing in 12 games.

• Riviere spent the summer playing with Team Canada in the CONCACAF Championship. She played the full 90 minutes in games against Trinidad and Tobago, Costa Rica and Jamaica, and started in games against Panama and the United States. Team Her Canada finished runners-up in the tournament after she lost 1–0 to the United States in the final.

• Sophomore Avery Karitta Burst onto the scene late last season and started the final nine games of the year in holding midfield. Additionally, she is ranked as one of the top defensive midfielders in the country by her WoSo Independent.

• Klein also welcomes an overhauled coaching staff, replacing Katie Haltin and Tiffani Hansen. Sammy Boateng When Tori Christo (Boston University, Assistant Coach). Boateng went 20-24-3 in his three seasons as headman of the Broncos, and he went 6-2-2 during his COVID-19-shortened 2019 season. rice field. A member of the United Soccer Coaches 30 Under 30 program, Christ has spent the past three seasons as his coach at Boston College as a goalkeeper.

new comer

Before the season began, Klein announced eight additional student-athletes for the 2022-2023 school year.

Included in class Taylor Brennan (Newtown, Pennsylvania/Council Rock North), potash barrel (Evanston, IL/Evanston), Sophie Homan (Rochester, MI/Stoney Creek), Jenna Lang (Columbus, Indiana/Columbus North), Anya League (Cypress/Cypress High School, California), Vicky Jones (San Lorenzo/Arroyo, CA), Sierra Sargent (Manhattan Beach, Calif./MiraCosta), and Sam Sapuri (Weymouth, MA/Buckingham Brown & Nichols).

Ridgway has spent the past three seasons at North Carolina State, appearing in 18 games and starting five. She spent her freshman season at UC-Davis, was named to the Big West All-Freshman Team, and started 17 games.

“I’m excited about our 2022 recruiting class,” Klein said. “This collection of young women beautifully represents the qualities we look for in our student-athletes. Not only do they have the skills and understanding that allow them to succeed within their style of play, but they also have the personality to do so.Their motivation and enthusiasm will be a great asset to this program. We look forward to seeing what they achieve as they wear and represent the class of Brock M.”

UM Soccer Stadium


UM’s 18-match schedule includes 11 matches at UM Soccer Stadium. This includes hosting his No. 4 Virginia in an exhibition match on August 13, opening his slate of the season against No. 20 Washington State. Additionally, Penn State (October 16) and the Rutgers (October 20) will play Big Ten Conference games.

After opening the season with two consecutive home games, the Wolverines headed to Road Swing in Massachusetts, Boston University on August 25, and Boston University on August 28.

Michigan will return home on Sept. 1 to host the Iowa Cyclone, then hit the road again on Sept. 4 to face Central Michigan. Toledo on September 11th.

Big Ten Conference games begin with two home games against Ohio State (September 22nd) and continue three days later against Nebraska State on September 25th.

It begins with Tilt in Minnesota on September 29th, followed by a road trip to Iowa on October 2nd. Lords ends his series on Sunday (October 9) when he travels to Michigan for a game against Sparta.

After being away from Ann Arbor for two weeks, the Wolverines will return to host Northwestern University on October 13th. The regular season ends with a match against Rutgers (October 20) and Indiana (October 23).

Tickets for the 2022 season are available for purchase on the Michigan Tickets page.