ASU women's soccer falls hard to Stanford

October 26, 2008

The ASU women's soccer team was defeated by fifth-ranked Stanford 5-0 on Sunday. The Sun Devils' record dropped to 7-5-4 (1-3-1 Pac-10) while Stanford improved to 16-0-1 (6-0-0 Pac-10).

Offensively, the Sun Devils were only able to generate five shots for the day while the Cardinal had 33. On the defensive end, the Sun Devils were without junior goalkeeper Briana"> Silvestri on Sunday. Coming through with gritty performances in her place were junior Katie">">K... Cochran (seven saves, two goals allowed) and freshman Leslie"> Castellano (five saves, three goals allowed), who combined for 12 saves on the afternoon. Download Full Image

"Stanford is the best team we've seen in two years" said ASU head coach Kevin">">Kevin Boyd. "They are just so explosive and fast all over the field and they do that with technique and ability to keep the ball. Plus it was senior day and so they had a lot going for them.

"We decided we'd try to play them head to head knowing they were that good because I wanted our players to get a feel for what the top looks like and what we have to do to get there."

Stanford opened the scoring at the 19-minute mark when Kelly O'Hara got free on a breakaway and finished by getting her shot into the far post for a 1-0 lead.

The Cardinal increased its lead to 2-0 when Lindsay Taylor took a ball headed back to her by teammate Teresa Noyola and sent a shot passed Cochran.

The Cardinal would score three more times in the second half to make the final count 5-0.

Two Sun Devils - Castellano and sophomore Heather Woolschlager - saw the first action of their respective collegiate careers in Sunday's match at Stanford. Five ASU players - Carly">">Carly Kallas, Erica">">Erica Long, Kate">">Kate Sangster, Jill">">Jill Shoquist, Karin">">Karin Volpe - combined to take ASU's five shots." alt="" width="5" height="1border=0" />
ASU returns to action on Friday when it hosts Oregon at 7 p.m. 

Psych Dept opens search for Faculty Research Associate/Project Director Position

October 27, 2008

Faculty Research Associate/Project Director Advertisement  

Arizona State University’s Department of Psychology (pending budgetary decision) is hiring a Faculty Research Associate/Project Director for a study of processes of postpartum depression in Mexican American women and their infants. The study will interview and conduct interaction tasks with participating women and their babies. Participating women will be interviewed both at home and over the telephone in English or Spanish as needed at several time points over the course of 15 months.  Download Full Image

Description: The Project Director will coordinate/oversee all aspects of data collection and management  for this study including training/supervison of interviewers, recruiters, staff, undergraduate and graduate assistants, preparing reports and study documentation of all procedures and data files, perpare yearly progress and IRB reports, coordinating with other project and study staff for smooth functioning of data collection and management, maintaining good working relationships among project staff, families, and collaborating with faculty on the development of scientific publications.  

Required Qualifications:  Master’s Degree in a relevant discipline (Community, Clinical, Developmental, Health Psychology, or Public Health) and post-Master’s relevant experience. Bachelor’s Degree will be considered with exceptional experience in research, field surveys, and data collection for quantitative social science research. 

Desired Qualifications:  Experience working in applied research projects within community settings. Experience managing a project with a large staff and supervising others. Experience in research with Latino populations, children, and families. Background in applied or prevention research. Bilingual Eng/Span knowledge.  

To apply: Send a cover letter, vita and contact information for 3 references to Linda Luecken, Ph.D. Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, P.O. Box 871104, Tempe, AZ 85287-1104. 

Review of applicants will begin on November 28, 2008 or every two weeks after until filled.  This position is grant funded and the salary depends upon experience.  Arizona State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  In line with Arizona Board of Regents’ policy, a background check is required for employment.