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December 1, 1999

2009 Season - 1999 MEN'S SOCCER REVIEW

VIKINGS SET NEW SCHOOL RECORD FOR SINGLE SEASON VICTORIES WITH 16-4 MARK; TYSON CRIST BREAKS ANDY KAPOOR'S 17 YEAR OLD GOAL SCORING RECORD; BOB ESTABROOK BECOMES WINNINGEST COACH IN SCHOOL HISTORY

 

In a remarkable season which saw four school records fall in four different categories, the 1999 edition of the Augustana Vikings established itself as the best in the 20-year history of men's soccer. Bob Estabrook's crew recorded a 16-4 overall record and a 4-2 mark in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin which was good enough for second place. The 16 victories broke the single season school record for wins, snapping the two year old mark established by the 1997 team that recorded a 14-5-1 final ledger.

 

It was the fifth consecutive season of at least 10 victories and the 15th time in 21 seasons that the Vikings managed double digits in wins. In fact, it was the 11th time in 12 years since 1988 that Augustana managed to reach the 10-victory plateau.

 

For Estabrook, who completed his sixth year at the Viking helm, it was a year, which would see him become the winningest coach in school history. Estabrook, who took over prior to the 1994 campaign, now owns a six-year record of 71-39-7 for a winning percentage of .636. He broke the old record of the man he replaced - David Spataru. Spataru had fashioned a record of 69-39-8 (.629) from 1988-93.

 

One of the main reasons for the Augustana success in 1999 was the play of junior Tyson Crist (Peoria Richwoods HS, Peoria, IL). Crist established a new single season record for both goals and total points. Crist scored 20 goals and added six assists for 46 total points. His goals scored total broke the old mark of 19 set by Andy Kapoor way back in 1982 and his total points eclipsed by one (45) the record held by Kapoor from that same season.

 

After scoring six goals through nine games, Crist got hot with three goals in a 7-2 victory over Knox on October 5. Over the final 11 games of the 1999 campaign Crist would find the nets 14 times including seven in the final five matches. He also climbed high on the Vikings list of career goals as he now has 39 with one season left to play. He sits in fifth place on the career goals scored list, just six behind the fourth place figure of 45 scored by Jamie Jackman from 1992-95. He now has 92 points (39 goals and 14 assists) and is in fifth place on the total points list for his career. His 14 career assists leaves him in a five way tie for 10th place in that category.

 

Senior Brandon Zimmerman (Quincy HS, Quincy, IL) finished his fine career with 20 goals and 16 assists for 56 total points and he too is on the school's career top 10 list in three categories. His 20 goals places him ninth, his 16 assists is seventh and his 56 total points is the ninth best in Augustana history.

 

Junior Brad Ralph (Peoria Central HS, Peoria, IL) finished the year with seven goals and nine assists for 23 total points and his nine assists is the seventh best single season mark ever recorded by a Viking.

 

1999 COLLEGE CONFERENCE OF ILLINOIS & WISCONSIN MEN'S SOCCER FINAL STANDINGS

 

TEAM

OVERALL

WON

OVERALL

LOSS

OVERALL

TIE

.PCT

CCIW

WON

CCIW LOSS

CCIW TIE

.PCT

Wheaton

19

3

2

.833

6

0

0

1.000

Augustana

16

4

0

.800

4

2

0

.667

Millikin

11

4

2

.706

3

2

1

.583

Carthage

7

8

2

.471

3

2

1

.583

North Central

14

6

0

.700

2

4

0

.333

Illinois Wesleyan

8

8

1

.500

1

5

0

.167

North Park

6

8

2

.433

1

5

0

.167