Women's Soccer Announces 2010 Captains

PHILADELPHIA - The University of Pennsylvania's head coach of women's soccer, Darren Ambrose, has announced the team captains for the 2010 Quakers. By a vote of their teammates, they are seniors Kaitlin Campbell, Kristin Kaiser and Marisa Schoen.

"I think we have three great personalities to lead our team for the 2010 season," said Ambrose, who will be in his 11th season at Penn in 2010. "They have experience on a championship team and have shown great commitment to the program. They each bring something different to the table in terms of their leadership ability, and I know they will do a great job."

Kaitlin Campbell has been a three-year stalwart on defense, starting 50 of the 51 matches she has played in her first three seasons. Last year, Campbell received honorable mention All-Ivy recognition and was one of just three players to start all 16 matches. She anchored a defense that had a 1.21 goals-against average and posted six shutouts, and also got involved offensively with assists against George Mason and Dartmouth.

Kristin Kaiser played in 13 games last season before suffering a season-ending injury. Alternating between the forward and midfield, she has made 48 appearances at Penn with 26 starts. Her freshman year, Kaiser scored the overtime game-winner against Princeton that clinched Penn's Ivy League title, and as a sophomore she tied for the team lead with five goals. For her career, Kaiser has nine goals and two assists.

Marisa Schoen, like Campbell, spent last year as an anchor in the center of the defense and started all 16 matches. Her sophomore season, Schoen started 15 of 17 games -- helping the defense post seven shutouts and boast a 1.00 goals-against average -- and she also appeared in all 18 games as a freshman when Penn won the Ivy League championship.