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May 26, 2009

2009 Season - 2009 Augustana Women'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
ATHLETIC AFFILIATION: NCAA Division III
RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)
CONFERENCE: College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW)
PRESIDENT: Steven Bahls (Iowa, 1971)
ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: Mike Zapolski (Pepperdine, 1985)
ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT PHONE: (309) 794-7521

WOMEN'S SOCCER HISTORY
FIRST YEAR OF WOMEN'S SOCCER: 1993
OVERALL WOMEN'S SOCCER RECORD: 182-97-16 (.644) in 16 years
OVERALL CCIW WOMEN'S SOCCER RECORD: 53-30-2 (.635) in 13 seasons of league play

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
AUGUSTANA ATHLETIC HOMEPAGE: www.augustana.edu
SID MAILING ADDRESS: Dave Wrath, Sports Information Director, 639 38th Street, Carver PE Center, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois 61201
 
COACHING STAFF
HEAD COACH: Scott Mejia (Edgewood College)
MEJIA'S RECORD: 129-62-11 (.665) overall in ten years as collegiate head coach (25-17-1 in two years at Lakeland College in Sheboygan, Wisconsin and 104-45-10 in eight years at Augustana…In CCIW play Mejia has forged a 44-19-5 record in eight seasons).
MEJIA’S OFFICE NUMBER: (309) 794-7398
MEJIA'S HOME NUMBER: (563) 823-0199

TEAM INFORMATION
2008 RECORD: 15-4-0 overall and 5-2-0 in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin which placed third in the league in the regular season…The Vikings were eliminated in the first round of the CCIW tournament by Wheaton.

LETTERWINNERS RETURNING/LOST: 18/Three
STARTERS RETURNING/LOST: 11/0
2009 CAPTAINS: 

KEY LOSSES: Amanda Ramirez (Wheaton North HS, Winfield, Ill.) 5-6, M…played in four games and had one goal.

KEY RETURNEES: Lauren Polock (Wheaton North HS, Wheaton, Ill.), 5-4, MF, Senior…Ninth in career points earned with 47, First in career assists with 23, tied for fourth in single season assists with seven, Most Valuable Offensive Player, 2008 Second Team All-CCIW…2006 Second Team All-CCIW…2007 First Team All-CCIW…Team’s fourth leading scorer with 14 points on three goals and eight assists…Third on Augustana’s career assist list…Eight assists each in 2006 and 2007 are tied for the best single season mark in school history…Katie Oakes (Wheaton North HS, Wheaton, Ill.), 5-7, F, Senior…Tied in sixth for career goals scored with 24, Fifth in career points scored with 63, Ninth in career assists with 15, 2008 First Team All-CCIW…Two-time Second Team All-CCIW…Second leading scorer in 2007 with 25 points on nine goals and seven assists…Eighth leading career scorer in school history…Eighth in career goals and tied for fifth in career assists…Augustana’s 2006 Offensive MVP...Deanna Recchia (Glenbard North, Bloomingdale, Ill.), 5-8, B, Senior…2008 Second Team All-CCIW…Second Team All-CCIW…Rachel Nerad (Batavia HS, Batavia, Ill.), 5-6 MF, Junior…Second Team All-CCIW…Two goals and one assist for five points in 2007…Anna Carey (Wheaton Warrenville South, Warrenville, Ill), 5-4, B, Senior…2008 First Team All-CCIW, Most Valuable Defensive Player…Amanda Muruato (Willowbrook HS, Lombard, Ill.), 5-2, F, Junior…Vikings’ fifth leading scorer in 2007 with three goals and three assists for nine points…CCIW Academic All-Conference…Jessica Dodds (Lin-Mar, Marion, Iowa)…2008 Most Valuable Offensive Player, 9th in single season goals scored with 11, 2008 Second Team All-CCIW

2008 AUGUSTANA WOMEN’S SOCCER SUPERLATIVES
CAREER TOP TEN LIST – GOALS SCORED: Katie Oakes…T-6th with 24
CAREER TOP TEN LIST – POINTS SCORED: Katie Oakes…5th with 63; Lauren Polock…9th with 47
CAREER TOP TEN LIST – ASSISTS: Lauren Polock…1st with 23; Katie Oakes…4th with 15
SINGLE SEASON TOP TEN LIST – GOALS SCORED: Jessica Dodds…9th with 11
SINGLE SEASON TOP TEN LIST – POINTS SCORED: Tessa Roberts…T-5th with 34
SINGLE SEASON TOP TEN LIST – ASSISTS: Lauren Polock…T-4th with 7
CCIW ALL-CONFERENCE SELECTIONS – Anna Carey (1st)…Katie Oakes (1st)…Lauren Polock (2nd)…Jessica Dodds (2nd)
CCIW ACADEMIC ALL-CONFERENCE – Darla Smith, Lindsey Maher, Amanda Muruato, Emily Voigt, Erin Coulson, Jessica Dodds, Jenna Doyle, Ashley Higuchi, Megan Mummert
MOST VALUABLE OFFENSIVE PLAYER – Jessica Dodds
MOST VALUABLE DEFENSIVE PLAYER – Anna Carey
MOST IMPROVED PLAYER – Evann Hilt
IRON VIKING – Megan Mummert