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June 20, 2012

2012 Women's Soccer Preview

Senior Taylor Moesle was an NCAA Division III All-America selection as a sophomore in 2010 and she led the Vikings in scoring a year ago.

GENERAL INFORMATION
NAME: Augustana College
CITY/ZIP: Rock Island, Illinois 61201
FOUNDED: 1860
NICKNAME: Vikings
SCHOOL COLORS: Blue & Gold
HOME FIELD: Thorson-Lucken 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: 226-119-27 (.644) in 19 years
OVERALL CCIW WOMEN'S SOCCER RECORD: 72-37-8 (.650) in 17 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: 173-74-18 (.687) overall in 13 years as collegiate head coach-25-17-1 in two years at Lakeland College in Sheboygan, Wisconsin and 148-57-17 (.718) in 11 years at Augustana...In CCIW play Mejia has a 49-21-7 record in 11 seasons.

MEJIA'S OFFICE NUMBER: (309) 794-7398

MEJIA'S HOME NUMBER: (563) 823-0199

ASSISTANT COACHES: Laurence Thomson, Cherie Clark, Keri Hess

TEAM INFORMATION

2011 RECORD: 11-8-1 overall and 4-3 in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin, finishing fourth...The Vikings lost to Wheaton 4-0 in the first round of the CCIW Tournament.

LETTERWINNERS RETURNING/LOST: 15/12

STARTERS RETURNING/LOST: Four/Seven

2012 CAPTAINS: Taylor Moesle, Courtney Linn, Maggie Hoscheit

KEY LOSSES: Erin Coulson (Neuqua Valley HS, Naperville, Ill.), 5-1, F...2nd team All-CCIW...Five goals and two assists...Tied for 5th in school history with 30 career goals... 6th in school history with 68 career points Jessica Dodds (Linn-Mar, Marion, Iowa), 5-8, F...Capital One 1st team Academic All-District...Iron Viking Award winner...Academic All-Conference...Two goals and one assist... Ashley Higuchi (Smoky Hill HS, Aurora, Colo.), 5-5, F...2nd team All-CCIW... Five goals and five assists... 10th in school history with 25 career goals...6th in school history with 16 career assists... 7th in school history with 66 career points... Mary Pat Holtrop (St. Charles North HS, St. Charles, Ill.), 5-6, M... Viking Defensive MVP...Led team (excluding GK) in minutes with 1,506...One goal and one assist... Kelly Johnson (Homewood-Flossmoor HS, Flossmoor, Ill.), 5-5, M...1,405 minutes... Megan Mummert (Crawfordsville HS, Crawfordsville, Ill.), 5-7, M... 1,473 minutes...One goal...Kayla Radloff (West Chicago HS, West Chicago, Ill.), 5-6, GK...1st team All-CCIW...9-8-1 with a 1.09 GAA...102 saves and an .843 save percentage...Six solo shutouts...Bridget Shrigley (Wheaton Warrenville South HS, Wheaton, Ill.), 5-7, M...Three goals and three assists... Caitlin Winkelman (St. Charles North HS, St. Charles, Ill.), 5-9, M...Academic All-Conference... Tied for the team lead with seven goals despite playing just six games due to injury...Also had one assist...Tied for 7th in school history with 28 career goals... Tied for 8th in school history with 65 career points.

KEY RETURNEES: Kirsten Boesen (Normal Community West HS, Gibson City, Ill.), 5-9, Senior, M...1,303 minutes...Briana Clark (Nazareth Academy, LaGrange, Ill.), 5-6, Junior, F... Taylor Moesle (Sandburg HS, Orland Park, Ill.), 5-9, Senior, M...Viking Offensive MVP...1st team All-CCIW...NSCAA 2nd team All-Region...1,313 minutes...Tied for the team lead with seven goals...led team with eight assists, tied for second most in school history... Tied for 7th in school history with 28 career goals...Tied for 3rd in school history with 17 career assists...5th in school history with 73 career points... Morgan Olsen (Downers Grove North HS, Woodridge, Ill.), 5-3, Sophomore, B...Three assists.

2011 AUGUSTANA WOMEN'S SOCCER SUPERLATIVES 

CCIW ALL-CONFERENCE SELECTIONS: Kayla Radloff (1st team)...Taylor Moesle (1st team)...Ashley Higuchi (2nd team)... Erin Coulson (2nd team)

CCIW ACADEMIC ALL-CONFERENCE SELECTIONS: Jessica Dodds, Allison Frickman, Margaret Hoscheit, Jacqueline Luka, Caitlin Winkelman

CAPITAL ONE ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT: Jessica Dodds (1st team)

NATIONAL SOCCER COACHES ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA ALL-REGION TEAM: Taylor Moesle (2nd team)

CAREER TOP TEN LIST - GOALS SCORED: Erin Coulson, T-5th with 30...Taylor Moesle & Caitlin Winkelman, T-7th with 28...Ashley Higuchi, 10th with 25

CAREER TOP TEN LIST - ASSISTS: Taylor Moesle, T-3rd with 17...Ashley Higuchi, 6th with 16

CAREER TOP TEN LIST - POINTS SCORED: Taylor Moesle, 5th with 73...Erin Coulson, 6th with 68...Ashley Higuchi, 7th with 66...Caitlin Winkelman, T-8th with 65

SINGLE SEASON TOP TEN LIST - ASSISTS: Taylor Moesle...T-2nd with 8

CCIW "PLAYER OF THE WEEK": Taylor Moesle (Offensive) & Kayla Radloff (Defensive) 10/18/11...Caitlin Winkelman (Offensive) 9/20/11

TEAM AWARDS

MOST VALUABLE OFFENSIVE PLAYER - Taylor Moesle

MOST VALUABLE DEFENSIVE PLAYER - Mary Pat Holtrop

MOST IMPROVED PLAYER - Kimmy Grimmer

IRON VIKING AWARD - Jenna Doyle