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July 12, 2011

2011 Season - 2011-12 WOMEN'S SOCCER PREVIEW

All-American Taylor Moesle and academic all-district performer Kirsten Boesen celebrate after a goal last year. Both will be key performers for the Vikings in 2011.

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: 215-111-25 (.648) in 18 years
OVERALL CCIW WOMEN'S SOCCER RECORD: 68-34-8 (.655) in 16 seasons of league play

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
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: 162-66-17 (.696) overall in 12 years as collegiate head coach—25-17-1 in two years at Lakeland College in Sheboygan, Wisconsin and 137-49-16 (.718) in 10 years at Augustana…In CCIW play Mejia has a 45-18-7 record in 10 seasons.
MEJIA’S OFFICE NUMBER: (309) 794-7398
MEJIA'S HOME NUMBER: (563) 823-0199
ASSISTANT COACH: Laurence Thomson

TEAM INFORMATION
2010 RECORD: 13-2-5 overall and 4-1-2 in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin, finishing third…The Vikings tied Illinois Wesleyan 1-1 in the first round of the CCIW tournament with IWU advancing in the shootout...Augustana made its fourth NCAA Division III tournament appearance, falling to Carleton 2-1 in the first round.

LETTERWINNERS RETURNING/LOST: 24/3
STARTERS RETURNING/LOST: 11/None
2011 CAPTAINS: ???

KEY LOSSES: Gina Adduci (West Chicago HS, West Chicago, Ill.) 5-3, M...Four-year letter winner...One goal and one assist in 13 games.

KEY RETURNEES: Kirsten Boesen (Normal Community West HS, Gibson City, Ill.), 5-9 Junior, B...2nd team All-CCIW...ESPN The Magazine 3rd team Academic All-District...Erin Coulson (Neuqua Valley HS, Naperville, Ill.), 5-1 Senior, F...Started all 20 games...6 goals...3 assists...10th on Augustana’s career scoring list with 56 points...Tied for 7th all-time with 25 goals...Jessica Dodds (Linn-Mar, Marion, Iowa), 5-8 Senior, M…Started all 20 games...5 goals... 2 assists...4 game-winning goals...Ashley Higuchi (Smoky Hill HS, Aurora, Colo.), 5-5 Senior, F...2nd team All-CCIW...Iron Viking Award winner...19 games...19 starts...6 goals...Tied for team-high 4 assists...3 game-winning goals...Tied for 9th in career assists at Augustana with 11...Mary Pat Holtrop (St. Charles North HS, St. Charles, Ill.), 5-6 Senior, M...19 games...19 starts...1 goal...Kelly Johnson (Homewood-Flossmoor HS, Flossmoor, Ill.), 5-5 Senior, M...Defensive MVP...19 games...19 starts...Kaitlyn Kinsella (Fremd HS, Hoffman Estates, Ill.), 5-4 Junior B...20 games...4 goals...2 assists...Taylor Moesle (Sandburg HS, Orland Park, Ill.), 5-9 Junior, M...NSCAA 1st team All-America...NSCAA 1st team All-Region...1st team All-CCIW...Augustana Offensive MVP...Started all 20 games...Team-high 12 goals—9th best in school history...Tied for team-best 4 assists...28 points—tied for 9th best in school history...4 game-winning goals... Tied for 10th in career goals at Augustana with 21...Megan Mummert (Crawfordsville HS, Crawfordsville, Ill.), 5-7 Senior, M...NSCAA 1st team All-Region...1st team All-CCIW...Started all 20 games...1 goal...1 assist...Kayla Radloff (West Chicago HS, West Chicago, Ill.), 5-6 Senior, GK... NSCAA 2nd team All-Region...1st team All-CCIW...13-2-5 record...0.56 GAA...60 saves & .845 save percentage...9 shutouts...Caitlin Winkelman (St. Charles North HS, St. Charles, Ill.), 5-9 Senior, M...2nd team All-CCIW...Started all 20 games...4 goals...3 assists...Tied for 10th in career goals at Augustana with 21.

2010 AUGUSTANA WOMEN’S SOCCER SUPERLATIVES
NCAA TOURNAMENT APPEARANCE: Advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the second straight season and fourth time under Head Coach Scott Mejia…Lost 2-1 in overtime to Carleton in the first round. 
NATIONAL RANKING: Ranked as high as No. 5 in the nation in NSCAA poll.
NSCAA ALL-AMERICA SELECTION: Taylor Moesle (1st).
NSCAA ALL-REGION SELECTIONS: Taylor Moesle (1st)…Megan Mummert (1st)…Kayla Radloff (2nd).
CCIW ALL-CONFERENCE SELECTIONS: Kayla Radloff (1st)…Megan Mummert (1st)…Taylor Moesle (1st)…Caitlin Winkelman (2nd)…Kirsten Boesen (2nd)…Ashley Higuchi (2nd).
CAREER TOP TEN LIST – GOALS SCORED: Erin Coulson…7th with 25; Taylor Moesle & Caitlin Winkelman…T-10th with 21.
CAREER TOP TEN LIST – POINTS SCORED: Erin Coulson…10th with 56 points.
CAREER TOP TEN LIST – ASSISTS: Ashley Higuchi…T-9th with 11.
SINGLE SEASON TOP TEN LIST – GOALS SCORED: Taylor Moesle…9th with 12.
SINGLE SEASON TOP TEN LIST – POINTS: Taylor Moesle…T-9th with 28.
CCIW “PLAYER OF THE WEEK”: Taylor Moesle…09/12/10; Ashley Higuchi…10/06/10; Kayla Radloff…10/06/10.
ESPN THE MAGAZINE ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT: Kirsten Boesen (3rd).

TEAM AWARDS
MOST VALUABLE OFFENSIVE PLAYER – Taylor Moesle
MOST VALUABLE DEFENSIVE PLAYER – Kelly Johnson
MOST IMPROVED PLAYER – Amanda Tucker
IRON VIKING AWARD – Ashley Higuchi