May 9, 2012
BOSTON - Three former Boston University women's soccer players are set to make their debuts with the Boston Breakers, as the team begins its first season in the Women's Premier Soccer League Elite (WSPL Elite) on Thursday, May 10. Alice Binns, Katherine Donnelly and Jessica Luscinski will all travel with the Breakers to face ASA Chesapeake Charge Thursday night on the campus of Arundel Community College in Arnold, Md.
Binns, the 2010 America East Goalkeeper of the Year and 2010 All-Conference Second Team honoree will start for the Breakers in net. Binns allowed just six goals last season and posted a record of 10-2-1 in goal for the Terriers. She boasted 0.46 goals against average and a .870 save percentage.
Luscinski, the Breakers' fourth round selection and two-time America East Striker of the Year, should prove to be a valuable asset for the team off the bench. Luscinski ended her collegiate career as the No. 2 all-time leader in points at BU with 82, was taken with the second pick of the fourth round (20th overall) and is the highest-ever WPS Draft selection in program history.
Donnelly also provides the Breakers with an option at the midfield/forward position. The America East All-Conference First Team member was one of seven Terriers to start all 23 games for BU last season.
The trio of Terriers led BU to a program best 19-3-1 record last season and a trip to the second round of the NCAA tournament.
Another member of the Terriers' class of 2012, Tiya Gallegos, and former Terrier Taleen Dimirdjian ('09), are also set to start the 2012 WSPL Elite season with the New England Mutiny. The Mutiny open play on Saturday, May 12 at 7 p.m., at East Longmeadow High School in East Longmeadow, Mass.
Gallegos, a forward/midfielder, was a tri-captain for the Terriers last season and one of seven players to start all 23 games. She finished the season tied for third on the team with 17 points (6 goals, 5 assists) en route to earning America East All-Conference Second Team honors.
Dimirdjian was a member of the Terriers from 2006 to 2009 and was one of five players to start all 22 games during her senior season. She netted a goal for BU in the Terriers 4-0 win over Binghamton in the America East Championship