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July 2, 2013

2013 WOMEN'S SOCCER PREVIEW

Kelly Farell was the Newcomer of the Year in the CCIW and led Augustana in scoring with 13 goals and had 11 assists

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: 242-124-27 (.650) in 20 years.
OVERALL CCIW WOMEN'S SOCCER RECORD: 79-37-8 (.669) in 18 seasons of league play...CCIW championships in 2009 & 2012.  

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: 189-79-18 (.692) overall in 14 years as collegiate head coach-25-17-1 in two years at Lakeland College in Sheboygan, Wisconsin and 164-62-17 (.710) in 12 years at Augustana...In CCIW play Mejia has a 49-21-7 record in 12 seasons.

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

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

ASSISTANT COACHES: Cherie Clark, Keri Hess.  

TEAM INFORMATION
2012 RECORD: 16-5-0 overall and 7-0-0 in the CCIW...The Vikings defeated North Central 3-1 in the semifinals of the conference tournament before falling to Wheaton 2-0 in the final... Augustana lost to Thomas More 1-0 in the first round of the NCAA tournament.  

LETTERWINNERS RETURNING/LOST: 21/Six

STARTERS RETURNING/LOST: Eight/Three  

KEY LOSSES: Kirsten Boesen (Normal Community West HS, Gibson City, Ill.), 5-9, M... 18 games... 18 starts... Courtney Linn (Pleasant Valley HS, Bettendorf, Iowa), 5-8, M... 20 games... 7 starts... Taylor Moesle (Sandburg HS, Orland Park, Ill.), 5-9, M... 2012 CCIW Player of the Year... Two-time NSCAA 1st team All-America... Three-time 1st team All-CCIW... 12 goals and a school-record 12 assists in 2012... 20th in the nation in assists... Ranks in top four all-time at Augustana in assists (29, 2nd), points (109, 3rd) and goals (40, 4th)... Morgan Olsen (Downers Grove North HS, Woodridge, Ill.), 5-3, B... 1st team All-CCIW... Started all 21 games... 3 goals, 1 assist...Academic All-Conference.  

KEY RETURNEES: Stephanie Barr (Plainfield North HS, Plainfield, Ill.), 5-6, Sr, M... 16 games, 9 starts, 1 goal... Academic All-Conference... Meredith Chew (Paradise Valley HS, Phoenix, Ariz.), 5-8, So, GK... 1st team All-CCIW... 16-5-0 with 5 shutouts, 1.06 GAA and .822 save percentage... Lisette Cuvala-Jurado (Glenbard East HS, Lombard, Ill.), 5-3, Sr, M... 12 games, 6 starts... Somer Druszkowski (Lincoln-Way Central HS, Manhattan, Ill.), 5-4, So, M... 2nd team All-CCIW... Vikings' third-leading scorer with 5 goals and 1 assist... Academic All-Conference... Kelly Farell (St. Ursula Academy, Sylvania, Ohio), 5-4, So, F... 1st team All-CCIW... CCIW Co-Newcomer of the Year... NSCAA 3rd team All-Region... Vikings' Offensive MVP... Led Vikings with 13 goals and 37 points... Second with 11 assists... Tied for CCIW lead in points, assists and game-winning goals... Academic All-Conference... Ally Frickman (Loveland HS, Loveland, Colo.), 5-2, Sr, M... Vikings' Most Improved Player... 21 games, 10 starts, 1 goal... Academic All-Conference... Kimberly Grimmer (Downers Grove South HS, Woodridge, Ill.), 5-6, Jr, B... 16 games, 16 starts, 1 goal... Academic All-Conference... Maggie Hoscheit (St. Charles East HS, St. Charles, Ill.), 5-6, Sr, B... 1st team All-CCIW... NSCAA 3rd team All-Region... Vikings' Defensive MVP... Capital One Academic 3rd team All-America... Academic All-Conference... Jessica Kras (Glenbard North HS, Carol Stream, Ill.), 5-2, So, F... 4 goals, 3assists... Tied for CCIW lead in game-winning goals... Academic All-Conference... Kerri Skotnicki (Waubonsie Valley HS, Aurora, Ill.), 5-3, Jr, B... Started all 21 games... 1 assist... Amanda Tucker (Crete-Monee HS, Crete, Ill.), 5-2, Sr, M... 18 games, 2 goals, 2 assists... Academic All-Conference.  

2012 AUGUSTANA WOMEN'S SOCCER SUPERLATIVES

NSCAA ALL-AMERICA: Taylor Moesle, 1st team

D3SOCCER ALL-AMERICA: Taylor Moesle, 2nd team

NCSAA ALL-REGION: Taylor Moesle, 1st team; Maggie Hoscheit and Kelly Farell, 3rd team

CAPITAL ONE ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN: Maggie Hoscheit, 3rd team

CCIW PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Taylor Moesle

CCIW CO-NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR: Kelly Farell

CCIW COACH OF THE YEAR: Scott Mejia

ALL-CCIW: Taylor Moesle, Morgan Olsen, Maggie Hoscheit, Kelly Farell, Meredith Chew, 1st team; Somer Druszkowski, 2nd team

CCIW ACADEMIC ALL-CONFERENCE: Stephanie Barr, Somer Druszkowski, Kelly Farell, Allison Frickman, Kimberly Grimmer, Stefanie Hamaker, Maggie Hoscheit, Jessica Kras, Rachel Lenke, Morgan Olsen, Amanda Tucker

CCIW PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Defensive - Meredith Chew, 09/11/12, 10/30/12; Offensive - Kelly Farell, 10/02/12, 10/16/12; Taylor Moesle, 10/23/12  

NATIONAL STATISTICAL TOP 25 - INDIVIDUAL Assists -Taylor Moesle, 20th @ 12  

CCIW STATISTICAL TOP 5 - INDIVIDUAL Shots - Taylor Moesle, 1st @ 29; Kelly Farell, 2nd @ 27 Points - Kelly Farell, T-1st @ 15; Taylor Moesle, 5th @ 13 Goals - Kelly Farell, T-4th @ 4 Assists - Taylor Moesle & Kelly Farell, T-1st @ 7 Game-Winning Goals - Jessica Kras, Taylor Moesle & Kelly Farell, T-1st @ 2 Goals Against Average - Meredith Chew, 3rd @ 0.71 Save Percentage - Meredith Chew, 3rd @ .861 Saves Per Game - Meredith Chew, 5th @ 4.43 Shutouts - Meredith Chew, T-2nd @ 3  

INDIVIDUAL TOP TEN LISTS

SINGLE SEASON Goals - 13 (T-10th), Kelly Farell Assists - 12 (1st), Taylor Moesle; 11 (2nd), Kelly Farell Points - 37 (5th), Kelly Farell; 36 (6th), Taylor Moesle  

CAREER Goals - 40 (4th), Taylor Moesle Assists - 29 (2nd), Taylor Moesle Points - 109 (3rd), Taylor Moesle  

TEAM AWARDS

MVP: Taylor Moesle

MVP OFFENSE: Kelly Farell

MVP DEFENSE: Maggie Hoscheit

MOST IMPROVED PLAYER: Allison Frickman

IRON VIKING: Taylor Moesle