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June 23, 2008

2009 Season - 2008 WOMEN'S SOCCER PREVIEW

2008 AUGUSTANA VIKINGS WOMEN'S SOCCER

 


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: 167-93-16 (.634) in 15 years
OVERALL CCIW WOMEN'S SOCCER RECORD: 48-28-2 (.628) in 12 seasons of league play

 

SPORTS INFORMATION
SPORTS INFORMATION DIRECTOR: Dave Wrath
SID OFFICE PHONE: (309) 794-7265
WRATH'S HOME PHONE: (309) 762-5621
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, Carver PE
Center, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois 61201

 

COACHING STAFF
HEAD COACH: Scott Mejia (Edgewood College)

MEJIA'S RECORD: 114-58-11 (.653) overall in nine years as collegiate head coach (25-17-1 in two years at Lakeland College in Sheboygan, Wisconsin and 89-41-10 in seven years at Augustana…In CCIW play Mejia has forged a 29-15-5 record in seven seasons).

MEJIA’S OFFICE NUMBER: (309) 794-7398

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

 

TEAM INFORMATION
2007 RECORD: 13-4-1 overall and 5-2-0 in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin which placed third in the league in the regular season…The Vikings were eliminated in the first round of the CCIW tournament by Carthage.

 

LETTERWINNERS RETURNING/LOST: 12/Five
STARTERS RETURNING/LOST: Eight/Three

 

KEY LOSSES: Tessa Roberts (St. Charles North HS, St. Charles, Ill.), 5-8, MF-F…2007 Co-Captain and Offensive MVP…Vikings’ leading scorer for three straight years…Augustana’s second leading career scorer…Three-time First Team All-CCIW…2007 Second Team All-Region…Keri Hess (Schaumburg HS, Schaumburg, Ill.), 5-9, GK…2007 Co-Captain…Two-time First Team All-CCIW…Two-time “Iron Viking” award winner…34-8-4 career record…0.69 career goals against average…215 career saves…CCIW Academic All-Conference…Jena Lohrens (Lincoln-Way East HS, Frankfurt, Ill.), 5-6, MF…2007 Co-Captain…One goal and three assists for five points in 2007…CCIW Academic All-Conference.

 

KEY RETURNEES: Lauren Polock (Wheaton North HS, Wheaton, Ill.), 5-4, MF, Junior…2006 Second Team All-CCIW…2007 First Team All-CCIW…Team’s fourth leading scorer with 14 points on three goals and eight assists…Third on Augustana’s career assist list…Eight assists each in 2006 and 2007 are tied for the best single season mark in school history…Katie Oakes (Wheaton North HS, Wheaton, Ill.), 5-7, F, Junior…Two-time Second Team All-CCIW…Second leading scorer in 2007 with 25 points on nine goals and seven assists…Eighth leading career scorer in school history…Eighth in career goals and tied for fifth in career assists…Augustana’s 2006 Offensive MVP...Deanna Recchia (Glenbard North, Bloomingdale, Ill.), 5-8, B, Junior…Second Team All-CCIW…Rachel Nerad (Batavia HS, Batavia, Ill.), 5-6 MF, Sophomore…Second Team All-CCIW…Two goals and one assist for five points in 2007…Teresa Crudele (Wheaton North HS, Winfield, Ill.), 5-2, F, Senior…Vikings’ third leading scorer with nine goals and two assists for 20 points…Ninth on Augustana’s career points and goals scored lists…Four game-winning goals in 2007…Amanda Muruato (Willowbrook HS, Lombard, Ill.), 5-2, F, Sophomore…Vikings’ fifth leading scorer in 2007 with three goals and three assists for nine points…CCIW Academic All-Conference.

 

2007 AUGUSTANA WOMEN’S SOCCER SUPERLATIVES

CAREER TOP TEN LIST – GOALS SCORED: Tessa Roberts…2nd with 51; Katie Oakes…8th with 19; Teresa Crudele…9th with 18

CAREER TOP TEN LIST – POINTS SCORED: Tessa Roberts…2nd with 113; Katie Oakes…8th with 51; Teresa Crudele…9th with 45

CAREER TOP TEN LIST – ASSISTS: Lauren Polock…3rd with 16; Katie Oakes…T-5th with 13; Tessa Roberts…T-8th with 11

SINGLE SEASON TOP TEN LIST – GOALS SCORED: Tessa Roberts…T-4th with 15; Katie Oakes & Teresa Crudele…T-10th with 9

SINGLE SEASON TOP TEN LIST – POINTS SCORED: Tessa Roberts…T-5th with 34

SINGLE SEASON TOP TEN LIST – ASSISTS: Lauren Polock…T-1st with 8; Katie Oakes…T-4th with 7

NCAA DIVISION III ALL-CENTRAL REGION (D3kicks.com): Tessa Roberts, 2nd team

CCIW ALL-CONFERENCE SELECTIONS – Lauren Polock (1st)…Tessa Roberts (1st)…Keri Hess (1st)…Deanna Recchia (2nd)…Rachel Nerad (2nd)…Katie Oakes (2nd)

CCIW ACADEMIC ALL-CONFERENCE – Keri Hess, Cristy Martinez, Jena Lohrens, Joann Walker, Darla Smith, Lindsey Maher, Amanda Muruato

MOST VALUABLE OFFENSIVE PLAYER – Tessa Roberts

MOST VALUABLE DEFENSIVE PLAYER – Deanna Recchia

MOST IMPROVED PLAYER – Amanda Muruato

IRON VIKING – Keri Hess