October 20, 2006

Meredith Inducted Into Montgomery College Hall Of Fame

Oct. 20, 2006

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Yale head coach Rudy Meredith was inducted into the Montgomery College Athletic Hall of Fame on Thursday night at a ceremony at the Indian Spring Country Club in Maryland.

Meredith played both soccer and basketball at Montgomery. In soccer, he was named to the NJCAA All-American team in 1986 and set the school-record for career goals (49) in 1988. He transferred to Southern Connecticut in 1989 and helped lead the Owls to the NCAA Division II national championship in 1990.

Meredith is in his 12th year as the head coach of the Bulldogs and is Yale's all-time winningest women's soccer coach with 125 victories. He has been named the Northeast Region Coach of the Year three times and has guided the Bulldogs to three NCAA College Cup appearances.

Meredith's Bulldogs return to the friendly confines of Reese Stadium for the first time since Oct. 4 when they host Penn on Saturday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. Yale is 6-6-1 overall (2-2 Ivy) and probably needs to win its last four games to have a chance at earning a third straight NCAA College Cup berth.

Trista Choksi was named to the Ivy League honor roll on Monday. Choski scored for the Bulldogs in last Saturday's game at Cornell.

The Quakers bring a 7-4-1 overall record and a 1-3 Ivy League mark to New Haven. All three of Penn's league losses have been by one goal. Jessica Fuccello (5 goals) and Rachel Fletcher (4) have combined to score nine of the team's 18 goals. Fuccello also has four assists and leads the Quakers in points with 14.

Penn has allowed only nine goals in its 12 games. Cailly Carroll has seen a majority of the action in goal and has a 0.93 goals against average.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity