Lisa Stoia produces stellar numbers in the Women's United Soccer League

Aug. 29, 2006

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - On August 14, assistant coach Lisa Stoia reported for her second season with the Jacksonville University women's soccer program after a successful 2006 season with the Boston Renegades of the Women's United Soccer League.

Stoia, who was a four-year letterwinner at West Virginia, ranked second in the WUSL with a team-high 11 assists and was tied for fifth in the league with 29 points. She was also second on the team with a career-best nine goals. In 2005, Stoia tallied four goals, four assists and 11 points for the Renegades.

"Anytime you are fortunate enough to have a coach on your staff who is a quality player like Lisa, it can be nothing but a benefit," said JU head coach Chris Kouns. "Plus, I'm thrilled to have her back for another season because the continuity she gives us is going to be a major factor in our improvement as a program."

In 2006, Stoia was instrumental in the success of Keri Zwikker, who earned A-Sun "Freshman of the Year" honors after leading the team with 14 goals, and Michelle Lavine, who was named second team all-conference with 17 assists.

"She is a tremendous role model for the girls with her outstanding playing experience," Kouns said. "It means a great deal when she says something to the players."

Stoia and the Dolphins take on Florida International on Wednesday at 3 p.m. for the 2006 home opener at the Ashley Sports Complex.