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Randy Waldrum brings change, experience to Pitt women’s soccer

Randy Waldrum will come to Pitt as one of the winningest head coaches in women’s collegiate history with almost 400 wins. (Photo via Pitt Athletics)

By Dominic Campbell | Staff Writer

April 3, 2018

For a team that won just three games last year, hiring one of the most successful women’s soccer coaches in the country might seem unlikely. But that’s just what athletic director Heather Lyke announced in December with the hiring of Randy Waldrum to lead the struggling program. Waldrum has been coaching soccer for the last 30 years. He comes to Pitt as one of the winningest head coaches ...

Vidovich has Pitt primed for turnaround

Men's soccer Coach Jay Vidovich is looking to replicate the success he had at Wake Forest, where he was a two-time NSCAA national coach of the year. Photo courtesy of Pitt Athletics

By Ryan Zimba | Sports Editor

May 29, 2017

The Pitt men’s soccer team has been one of the school’s least competitive programs in recent years, but their fortunes could soon change as the group seems poised to move forward this fall. In its history, the squad — which started up in 1954 — has compiled a record of 398-449-100. It hasn...

Pitt women’s soccer draws in season opener at Michigan, 2-2

Junior Taylor Pryce and the Panthers had to settle for a season-opening draw at Michigan Friday night. | Meghan Sunners / Senior Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein / Sports Editor

August 20, 2016

The Pitt women’s soccer team nearly pulled off a huge upset Friday night, but settled for a season-opening draw instead. After 90 minutes of regulation and two 10-minute overtime periods, the Panthers’ first regular season game of 2016 ended in a 2-2 draw against the Michigan Wolverines in An...

A model of consistency: Q&A with Pitt goalie Taylor Francis

Senior goalie Taylor Francis has started 42 straight games for the Panthers entering the 2016 season. Stephen Caruso / Visual Editor

By Phoebe Gilmore / Staff Writer

August 18, 2016

In soccer, having a stable presence at the goal is a critical factor to how a team functions and performs. For the Pitt women’s soccer team, senior goalkeeper Taylor Francis has been that reliable last line of defense since the beginning of her college career. Francis has made 42 starts in a row for the ...

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