Chapman Named to Soccer Buzz National Elite Team of the Week; UM Heads to UNCG Tournament

Aug. 31, 2006

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Senior defender Kristen Chapman has been named to the Soccer Buzz National Elite Team of the Week after guiding the Hurricanes to a pair of victories over two regionally ranked opponents last weekend.

Chapman, who hails from Danville, Calif., anchored a UM back line that produced back-to-back 2-0 shutouts last weekend to open the 2006 season. Miami defeated in-state rival UCF Friday night and Samford Sunday. Heading into last weekend’s matches UCF and Samford were ranked ninth and 10th, respectively, in the Soccer Buzz Southeast Regional Rankings.

Chapman becomes just the third player in UM history and the first since 2003 to earn a spot on the Soccer Buzz National Elite Team of the Week.

Miami looks to improve on its 2-0 start this weekend, heading to the UNC Greensboro Tournament in Greensboro, N.C. The Hurricanes open play Friday at 5 p.m. against High Point and return Sunday to face UNCG at 3:30 p.m.

Four different players registered goals in the Hurricanes first two victories, including junior Jessica Gillman who scored the eventual game-winner and later added an assist in the win over Samford.