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July 12, 2010

2010 Season - 2010 MEN'S SOCCER PREVIEW

Cory DeGrave was a standout defender for a Viking team that allowed 1.15 goals per game in 2009.

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: 317-202-46 (.602) in 31 seasons...CCIW CHAMPIONSHIPS: 2002
SPORTS INFORMATION
SPORTS INFORMATION DIRECTOR: Dave Wrath
SID OFFICE PHONE: (309) 794-7265
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: 50-119-18 overall in 10 years as collegiate head coach…20-26-8 in three seasons at Augustana
TRAINER: Rochel Rittgers (Northern Iowa 1981)

TEAM INFORMATION
2009 RECORD: Had an overall record of 6-10-3...Vikings were 3-2-2 in the CCIW, tied for fourth in the regular season and lost to Elmhurst, 2-0, in the first round of the conference tournament.

LETTERWINNERS RETURNING/LOST: 10/9
STARTERS RETRURNING/LOST: Five/Six

STARTERS RETURNING: Jason Beckus (Neuqua Valley HS, Naperville, Ill.), 5-11 Sophomore, B...970 minutes played...One goal...Cory DeGrave (Fremd HS, Palatine, Ill.), 5-9 Junior, D...964 minutes played... Sean Fidlow (Carmel HS, Gurnee, Ill.), 5-9 Junior, M...639 minutes played...Leads returnees with two goals, three assists and seven points...Sean O’Malley (University HS, Bloomington, Ill.), 6-0 Senior, M...Started all 19 games...Leads returnees with 1,017 minutes played...Kevin Wyrostek (Naperville North HS, Naperville, Ill.), 5-11 Sophomore, M...657 minutes played...Two assists.

STARTERS LOST: Mike Dolan (Libertyville HS, Libertyville, Ill.), GK...1st team All-CCIW...Played every minute in goal...1.40 GAA...Save percentage of .761...Four shutouts...John Linden (Libertyville HS, Libertyville, Ill.), M...2nd team All-CCIW...Team-best five goals and 13 points...tied for team-high with three assists...Eric Love (Buffalo Grove HS, Arlington Heights, Ill.), M...Viking Award winner...2nd team All-CCIW... Started all 19 games...Second on the team with 1,193 minutes played...One goal...Alex Rathe (Lake Zurich HS, Deer Park, Ill.), D...Team Best Defensive Player... Started all 19 games...Team-high 1,205 minutes played...Two goals...Dave Shrigley (Wheaton Warrenville South HS, Wheaton, Ill.), F...Two goals and one assist...Scott Wallner (Buffalo Grove HS, Arlington Heights, Ill.), M...Team MVP & Best Offensive Player...1st team All-CCIW... NSCAA 3rd team All-Region...CoSIDA 1st team Academic All-District... Three goals (all-game winners) and two assists.

2009 AUGUSTANA MEN’S SOCCER SUPERLATIVES
CCIW ALL-CONFERENCE SELECTIONS – Scott Wallner (1st)…Mike Dolan (1st)…John Linden (2nd)…Eric Love (2nd).
ESPN The MAGAZINE ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT SELECTION – Scott Wallner (1st)
NSCAA CENTRAL REGION SELECTION – Scott Wallner (3rd team)
FIRST EVER ROAD WIN @ WHEATON – Augustana 1, Wheaton 0 on October 7, 2009
TEAM AWARDS
MOST VALUABLE PLAYER – Scott Wallner
BEST DEFENSIVE PLAYER – Alex Rathe
BEST OFFENSIVE PLAYER – Scott Wallner
VIKING AWARD – Eric Love