Women's Soccer Championship History

    1987 Season

    Record: 20-2-0 Overall
    Head Coach: Ken Banda
    Accolade: NCAA Tournament, NCAA College Cup Runner-Up

    Team Accolades

    UMass reached its fifth consecutive NCAA College Cup in the 1987 season after reaching the national semifinals in the four years prior. The Minutewomen defeated UConn 3-1 and Central Florida 2-1 to advance to the national championship game. UMass fell to North Carolina 1-0 in the title game at McGuirk Alumni Stadium. Head coach Ken Banda along with Debbie Belkin and Kristen Bowsher were all eventually inducted into the UMass Athletics Hall of Fame.


    Debbie Belkin

    Rebecca Bonzano

    Kristen Bowsher

    Cathy Cassady

    Emily Coatney

    Susan Cooper

    Mary Curtis

    Carla DeSantis

    Sue Gaudette

    Marguerethe Jaede

    April Kater

    Carolyn Micheel

    Susan Montagne

    Kate Mottram

    Michelle Powers

    Beth Roundtree

    Robin Runstein

    Chris Schmitt

    Monica Seta

    Kim Slaverio

    Catherine Spence

    Sarah Szetela

    Dosiree William

    Individual Accolades

    NCAA Championship Most Outstanding Defensive Player: Debbie Belkin

    First-Team All-Americans: Debbie Belkin, Kristen Bowsher

    Second-Team All-Americans: Michelle Bowers, Monica Seta

    NSCAA/adidas College Scholar All-America: Kristen Bowsher, Carolyn Micheel

    All-New England: Debbie Belkin, Kristen Bowsher, Monica Seta, Catherine Spence

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