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May 26, 2009

2009 Season - 2009 Augustana Men's Soccer Preview

GENERAL INFORMATION
NAME: Augustana College
CITY/ZIP: Rock Island, Illinois 61201
FOUNDED: 1860
NICKNAME: Vikings
SCHOOL COLORS: Blue & Gold
HOME FIELD: Ericson Field (capacity 3,200 - lighted, synthetic turf)
ATHLETIC AFFILIATION: NCAA Division III
RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)
CONFERENCE: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW)
PRESIDENT: Steven Bahls (Iowa 1971)
ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: Mike Zapolski (Pepperdine, 1985)
ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT PHONE: (309) 794-7521
SOCCER HISTORY
FIRST YEAR OF SOCCER: 1979
OVERALL SOCCER RECORD: 311-192-42 (.609) in 30 seasons...CCIW CHAMPIONSHIPS: 2002
SPORTS INFORMATION
SPORTS INFORMATION DIRECTOR: Dave Wrath
SID OFFICE PHONE: (309) 794-7265
WRATH'S HOME PHONE: (309) 762-5621
WRATH’S CELL PHONE: (309) 737-5306                   SID FAX: (309) 794-7525
E-MAIL ADDRESS: davewrath@augustana.edu
SID MAILING ADDRESS: Dave Wrath, Sports Information Director, Carver PE
Center, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois 61201
AUGUSTANA ATHLETIC HOME PAGE: www.augustana.edu
COACHING STAFF
HEAD COACH: Brenton Joseph (Alabama A & M)
JOSEPH’S RECORD: 44-109-15 overall in nine years as collegiate head coach…14-16-5 in two seasons at Augustana
TRAINER: Rochel Rittgers (Northern Iowa 1981)

TEAM INFORMATION
2008 RECORD: Had an overall record of 6-9-2...Vikings were 1-5-1 in the CCIW and seventh in the regular season.

LETTERWINNERS RETURNING/LOST: 17/3
STARTERS LOST/RETURNING: Three/Eight
2009 CAPTAINS: Mike Dolan & Eric Love
NOTES: Key losses include 2008 Best Defensive Player and Viking award winner, Craig Bucy (Jacksonville HS., Jacksonville, Ill.), 6-1, B; Dan Hogan (Wheaton North HS., Wheaton Ill.), 5-10, F, who had five goals and 11 points…Matt Meyer (Schaumburg HS., Schaumburg Ill.), 5-7, M,  who was named MVP of 2008 with 12 points, four goals, and a team high of four assists...Other returning starters include Alex Rathe (Lake Zurich HS, Deer Park, Ill.), 5-10, M, Senior, who had two goals and four points in 2008…two goals, five points and one assist in 2007…Eric Love (Buffalo Grove HS, Arlington Heights, Ill.), 6-0, D, Senior… Scott Wallner (Buffalo Grove HS, Arlington Heights, Ill.), 5-10, M, Senior, in 2008 had five goals, two assists, 12 points, was named Best Offensive Player and 2008 CCIW All-Conference 1st Team…in 2007, five points on two goals and an assist…Dave Shrigley (Wheaton Warrenville South HS., Wheaton, Ill.), 5-11, F, Senior with two goals, two assists, and six points…Greg Maggio (Wheaton Warrenville South HS., Wheaton, Ill.), 5-8, M, Junior, two goals, an assist, and six points.

2008 AUGUSTANA MEN’S SOCCER SUPERLATIVES
CCIW ALL-CONFERENCE SELECTIONS: Scott Wallner (1st)
CCIW ACADEMIC ALL-CONFERENCE: Scott Wallner, Pheng Xiong, Alex Bennett, Greg Maggio, Brett Bleecher, Marc Nethercote
MOST VALUABLE PLAYER – Matt Meyer
BEST OFFENSIVE PLAYER – Scott Wallner
BEST DEFENSIVE PLAYER – Craig Bucy
NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR – Pheng Xiong
VIKING AWARD – Craig Bucy