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December 1, 2000

2009 Season - 2000 WOMEN'S SOCCER REVIEW

CHERIE PETERSON NAMED MVP FOR SECOND YEAR IN ROW AS SHE

WINDS UP CAREER RANKED AMONG BEST SCORERS IN NCAA HISTORY

 

Senior forward Cherie Peterson (St. Charles HS, St. Charles, IL) wrapped up her soccer career at Augustana College in fine fashion as her teammates voted her as the 2000 Most Valuable Player for the second year in a row. Peterson ended this past year with a team high 19 goals and she added four assists for a total of 42 points. For her effort she was selected as the team MVP for the second consecutive year.

 

In one of the best athletic careers in Augustana history, Peterson left her mark in just three seasons. She did not play as a freshman but burst upon the scene as a sophomore with a then school record 26 goals. As a junior she shattered that mark with 34 goals. She led all of NCAA Division III in scoring in 1999 when she averaged 1.70 goals per game.

 

For her career, Peterson ended with 79 goals, 13 assists and 171 total points. The 79 goals and 171 total points are both Augustana school records while the 13 assists is tied for second on the all-time list. Her 1.70 goals per game average in 1999 is the ninth best single season performance in NCAA history. She averaged 1.41 goals per game throughout her career and that ranks fifth on the all-time national list. She is eighth on the NCAA's career points per game list with an average of 3.05. Her 79 goals is the 17th best ever for the  NCAA and her 171 points is 26th.

 

Augustana finished the 2000 season with a 6-11-1 overall record and a 4-3 mark in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin. The Vikings got out of the gate with just a 1-5-1 record through the first seven matches before going 5-6 over the last 11 games.

 

Freshman Kendra Petrie (Cary Grove HS, Cary, IL) was selected as the Most Valuable Forward after she finished the year with seven goals and three assists for 17 total points. Senior Beth Newell (Muscatine HS, Muscatine, IA) was the Most Valuable Midfielder. Newell had two goals and one assist for five points. Sophomore Sarah Carpenter (Quincy Notre Dame HS, Quincy, IL) was named as the Most Valuable Defensive Player. Carpenter scored three goals and four assists for 10 total points, which was third on the team. Junior Carla Wagner (Fremd HS, Palatine, IL) was chosen as the Most Valuable Goalkeeper following a year in which she had a 3.49 goals-against-average with 57 goals allowed in 16 games.

 

Liz Grandt (Mundelein HS, Mundelein, IL) was given the nod as the Most Valuable Captain and junior Gretchen Maher (Crystal Lake Central HS, Crystal Lake, IL) was named as the player with Best Energy.

 

A trio of freshmen - Lauren Anders (Willowbrook HS, Villa Park, IL), Lauren Farley (Cary-Grove HS, Cary, IL) and Sarah Humbert (Linn-Mar HS, Marion, IA) - were the winners of the Most Valuable Newcomers award.

 

Augustana head coach Krisan Steiger finished her eighth year at the Vikings helm. She is the only head coach in women's soccer in Viking history and she has compiled a record of 78-63-10.

 

2000 COLLEGE CONFERENCE OF ILLINOIS & WISCONSIN FINAL WOMEN'S SOCCER STANDINGS

 

TEAM

OVERALL

WON

OVERALL

LOSS

OVERALL

TIE

.PCT

CCIW

WON

CCIW LOSS

CCIW TIE

.PCT

Wheaton

17

2

1

.875

7

0

0

1.000

Illinois Wesleyan

16

4

0

.800

5

2

0

.714

Elmhurst

12

7

0

.632

5

2

0

.714

Augustana

6

11

1

.361

4

3

0

.571

Carthage

8

9

2

.474

3

3

1

.500

North Park

4

12

0

.250

2

5

0

.286

Millikin

5

12

0

.294

1

6

0

.143

North Central

5

9

1

.367

0

6

1

.071