Terrier Twelve - #3: Stellar Defense Propels BU to Record Year

GO TERRIERS Corie Halasz (left) and Jessica Luscinski (right) celebrate after a goal in the AE championship.
Corie Halasz (left) and Jessica Luscinski (right) celebrate after a goal in the AE championship.

Aug. 8, 2011

After making program history by winning its fourth straight America East championship and keeping opponents scoreless for an incredible 1,260:38 minutes, the Boston University women's soccer team comes in at No. 3 in this year's Terrier Twelve.

The Terriers continued to set the bar higher and higher with another record-breaking campaign in 2010. After picking up crucial non-conference wins over the Pac-10's Washington (3-0) and No. 22 William & Mary (3-1), BU embarked on one of the best stretches in program history, as it claimed 13 consecutive shutout victories, which included a run of the America East table.

BU went on to break school records for most wins in a season (16), longest winning streak (13), most goals in a season (50), most shutouts in a season (15) and consecutive shutouts (13). In fact, the Terriers' 13 straight blank sheets was the second-longest stretch in NCAA history.

After cruising through the conference tourney with wins over Albany and Maine by a combined score of 6-0, the Terriers drew perennial foe Boston College in the NCAA First Round, marking BU's sixth straight trip dancing. Despite a disappointing 2-1 loss to the Eagles, the Terriers took great pride in the season's accomplishments, which included sweeping all six major America East year-end awards.

Junior Jessica Luscinski earned Striker of the Year honors, junior Shauna Kelleher picked up Midfielder of the Year accolades and senior Corie Halasz kept BU's streak alive by garnering the program's fourth-straight Defender of the Year recognition. The goalkeeping duo of junior Alice Binns and Kelly King also took home hardware as the Goalkeeper and Rookie of the Year, respectively. Boston University's coaches, led by head coach Nancy Feldman, were tabbed Coaching Staff of the Year.



BU went on to dominate the America East All-Conference teams with seven on the first team, one on the second team and three on the All-Rookie Team.

Postseason honors continued to roll in even after the season was finished, as graduate student Lisa Kevorkian became the fifth Terrier to earn NSCAA Division I All-America honors when she was named to the fourth team. Along with Kevorkian, Cords, Halasz, Kelleher and Luscinski were named to the NSCAA All-Northeast Region teams.

In just one season with the Terriers, Kevorkian made a lasting impression, as she netted 14 goals and seven assists for 35 points to rank third in the BU record book for single-season goals and points. Additionally, in just one season with BU, her 35 career points places her 16th among the program's all-time scorers.

Luscinski, who returns for her senior season in the fall, finished second in the America East with 31 points, 12 goals and seven assists. She also has 56 career points, which ranks eighth all-time among BU scorers.

The Terrier Twelve
No. 4 - All-America Efforts Highlight Track & Field Season
No. 5 - Men's Cross Country Returns to the Top
No. 6 - Women's Tennis Keeps Streak Alive
No. 7 - Men's Crew Claims Program-Record Five Cups
No. 8 - Wrestling Post Best NCAA Finish in 14 Years
No. 9 - BU Claims League-Record 11th AE Commissioner's Cup
No. 10 - Setterlund Helps Terriers Earn AE Regular Season Title
No. 11 - Men's Soccer Captures AE Regular Season Title

No. 12 - Alford Named AE Player of the Year, Leads Women's Basketball to Title Game
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