Union residents Melendez and Buchanan and Flores of Elizabeth spark Union County College women’s soccer; Owls take perfect 10-0 record into Oct. 4 sophomore night home game vs. Bucks CC

Match will take place at Snyder Field in Berkeley Heights

The Union County College women’s soccer team is off to a perfect 10-0 start, with one of the wins by the score of 10-0.

CRANFORD – The Union County College women’s soccer team is currently undefeated, sitting on a ten-game win streak. Their current record is 10-0. On Oct. 2 the Lady Owls shut out Ocean County College by a score of 10-0. The previous week, on Sept. 25, the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) issued their Top 10 rankings for Division 3 and Union was ranked in 10th place, a first for the team. Currently the team has amassed 60 goals and only yielded two.
In addition to the overall success of the team, individual players have been setting records each week. For the week of Aug. 26 and Sept. 23, Sophia Melendez, of Union, was named the Garden State Athletic Conference (GSAC) player of the week. For four weeks of the season to date, Lauren Buchanan, also of Union, was named the GSAC Goalkeeper of the week. The week of Sept. 16, Monica Flores, of Elizabeth, was named the GSAC player of the week.
The team’s head coach, Angie Correia, is in her second season and is having a phenomenal year. With a roster of 30, of which 15 are freshmen, Coach Correia had to make sure these young women adapted to the team culture from the first day they stepped onto the field in August. Early mornings, double sessions, and sleepless nights, have all been accounted for in their success thus far.
“Coach Correia has a great disposition with each team member and has a knack for bringing them together as a team,” stated Dean of College Life Tammy Smith. “She continues to build the confidence of our student-athletes on the field and in the classroom so they can see their success and continue on to play for a Division I school when they graduate from Union and transfer.”
The team will be celebrating sophomore night before their game against Bucks County Community College on Thurs., Oct. 4. The game time is 7:30 p.m. at Snyder Field located at 216 Snyder Avenue, Berkeley Heights.
For more information about the Union County College athletics program, go to www.unionowls.com.


00-Lauren Buchanan, sophomore goalkeeper, education, Union

1-Nada Hassan, freshman forward, architecture, Carteret

3-Vannesa Aguirre, sophomore defense, criminal justice, Plainfield

4-Cyanna Gonzalez, freshman midfielder-forward, liberal studies, Union

5-Maya Lawler, sophomore defense, nursing, Cranford

6-Sophia Melendez, sophomore forward-midfielder, communications, Union

7-Brittany Correia, sophomore forward, biology, Union

8-Monica Flores, sophomore midfielder, education, Elizabeth

9-Steffany Marroquin, sophomore forward, criminal justice, Plainfield

10-Barbara Ferreira, sophomore midfielder, graphic design, Union

11-Alexis Wysocki, sophomore midfielder, nursing, Rahway

12-Amanda Mota, freshman defense, nursing, Linden

13-Lindsay Wielgus, freshman forward, psychology, Cranford

14-Jessica Goncalves, sophomore defense, nursing, Union

15-Natasha Bustamante, freshman defense, biology, Rahway

16-Jaquelin Argueta, sophomore defense, business, Elizabeth

17-Gabriella Angrisano, sophomore defense-midfielder, chemistry, Kenilworth

18-Olivia Zaremba, sophomore forward, health science, Nutley

19-Paige Junior, freshman defense, sports management, Roselle Park

21-Imani Dawkins, freshman defense, business, Linden

22-Briana Vieira, sophomore defense-midfielder, health science, Union

23-Amanda Benitez, freshman midfielder, medical sonography, Summit

24-Sophia DasNeves, sophomore defense-goalkeeper, nursing, Union

25-Destine Alarcon, freshman forward-goalkeeper, criminal justice, Plainfield

26-Susan Zambrano, freshman defense, liberal studies, Linden

27-Jennifer DeLeon, freshman forward, psychology, Linden

28-Melissa Barrera, freshman midfielder, liberal studies, Cranford

30-Isabel Silva, freshman midfield, communications, Cranford

Mildre Cruz, red shirt defense, health science, Plainfield

Jocelyn Ramos, red shirt midfielder, liberal studies, Plainfield