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2009 Middle Tennessee Blue Raider Soccer

Erynn Murray #1 • 5-9 • SR-3L

Jenna Bowers #23 • 5-7 • SO-1L

Emily Hancock #3 • 5-2 • FR-HS

Emily Harris #17 • 5-3 • JR-2L

Jessica Heckman #16 • 5-5 • R-FR

Fran Howells #5 • 5-10 • JR-2L

Elisabeth Sikes #22 • 5-6 • SO-1L

Emily Snowdon #14 • 5-5 • JR-2L

Laura Lamberth #2 • 5-8 • SO-1L

Sarah Beth Lee #17 • 5-8 • SR-3L

Vanessa Mueggler #8 • 5-5 • JR-2L

Allison Stallard #13 • 5-6 • FR-HS

Whitney Jorgenson #15 • 5-4 • FR-HS

Luisa Moscoso #25 • 5-7 • SO-1L

Midfielders/Forwards

Paige Goeglein #12 • 5-2 • FR-HS

Hope Suominen #4 • 5-3 • SO-1L

Midfielders

Charity Blair #24 • 5-5 • SO-1L

Defenders

Jaimee Cooper #7 • 5-4 • JR-2L

Jessica Gilchrist #00 • 5-11 • FR-HS

Goalkeepers

Rebecca Cushing #0 • 5-5 • SO-TR

Forwards

Shan Jones #10 • 5-4 • SO-1L

Alyssa Palmacci #26 • 5-4 • R-FR

Regina Thomas #11 • 5-3 • SO-TR

Media Roster

Jen Threlkeld #6 • 5-6 • SR-3L

2009 Middle Tennessee Blue Raider Soccer Table of Contents

Quick Facts

2009 Team Information Quick Facts Schedule Promotions Roster and Analysis Media Information Dean A. Hayes Track and Soccer Stadium Inside the Locker Room This is Middle Tennessee Soccer 2009 Season Preview 2008 Season-in-Review

Location Murfreesboro, Tenn. Founded 1911 Enrollment 24,931 Nickname Blue Raiders Colors Royal Blue and White Conference Sun Belt President Dr. Sidney McPhee Director of Athletics Chris Massaro Associate AD/SWA Diane Turnham Faculty Athletics Rep. Dr. Terry Whiteside Facility (capacity) Dean A. Hayes Track and Soccer Stadium (1,500) Asst. AD/Communications Mark Owens Assistant Athletic Communications Director/ Soccer Contact Travis Woods Office Phone 615.898.5270 Cell Phone 615.663.2115 Office Fax 615.898.5626 Email woods@goblueraiders.com Assistant Athletic Communications Directors Tony Stinnett, Jessica Stauffacher Administrative Assistant Debbie Bartlett Athletic Web Site Specialist Bradley Lambert Athletic web site GoBlueRaiders.com Head Coach Aston Rhoden Alma Mater Alabama-Huntsville/1989 Record at MT 82-45-15 (7 years) Overall Record 121-95-16 (12 years) Office Phone 615.898.5316 Office Fax 615.898.2120 Email agrhoden@mtsu.edu Assistant Coach Michael Baker Alma Mater Western Kentucky/2004 Years at Middle Tennessee 1st Office Phone 615.898.2160 Email mbaker@mtsu.edu Graduate Assistant Debs Brereton Alma Mater Middle Tennessee/2005 Years at Middle Tennessee 2nd Office Phone 615.904.8583 Email db2m@mtsu.edu Soccer Secretary Roxanne Forth Office Phone 615.494.8677 Email rbforth@mtsu.edu Mailing Address MTSU Box 463 1301 E. Main St. Murfreesboro, TN 37132 2008 Overall Record 9-8-3 2008 Sun Belt Record 7-3-1 Starters R/L 7/4 Letterwinners R/L 16/10

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The University Middle Tennessee State University This is Middle Tennessee Dr. Sidney McPhee, President Chris Massaro, Director of Athletics Academic Enhancement Center Strength and Conditioning Sports Medicine

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2009 Players Upperclassmen Player Bios Freshmen Player Bios Support Staff

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2009 Coaching Staff Head Coach Aston Rhoden Assistant Coach Michael Baker Graduate Assistant Debs Brereton

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2009 Opponents 2009 Opponents

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2008 in Review 2008 Statistics and Results 2008 Sun Belt Wrap-Up 2008 Lineups and Box Scores

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Program History All-Time Honors Individual Records Team Records All-Time Roster Year-by-Year Results All-Time Series vs. Opponents

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Miscellaneous GoBlueRaiders.com Sun Belt Conference Aston Rhoden Soccer Academy

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Quick Facts/Table of Contents

Schedule A16 A21 A23 A28 A30 S4 S6 S13 S18 S25 S27 O2 O4 O9 O11 O16 O18 O23 O25 O30 N2-8

Jacksonville State (exh.) 5 p.m. at Tennessee Tech 4 p.m. Alabama A&M 1 p.m. at Wright State 6 p.m. at Dayton Noon Oklahoma 7 p.m. Belmont 1 p.m. at Evansville 1 p.m. at Austin Peay 7 p.m. FIU* 7 p.m. Florida Atlantic* Noon at Troy* 3 p.m. at South Alabama* 1 p.m. Arkansas State* 7 p.m. UALR* 1 p.m. at ULM* 4 p.m. at Louisiana* 1 p.m. North Texas* 7 p.m. Denver* 1 p.m. at Western Kentucky* 6 p.m. Sun Belt Championships (at FAU) TBA * - Sun Belt match

Promotions Aug. 16 Aug. 23 Sept. 4 Sept. 6 Sept. 25 Sept. 27 Oct. 9 Oct. 11 Oct. 23 Oct. 25

Fan Day Campers Day Youth Weekend Youth Weekend International Weekend International Weekend Greek Weekend Greek Weekend Senior Weekend Senior Weekend

a Youth games will be played at halftime of Sunday matches a Season-long promotion with Malco Movie Tickets a Following each match, the team will be available for an autograph session Credits The 2009 Middle Tennessee Soccer Media Guide is a production of the Athletic Communications Department. The guide was written, edited and designed by Assistant Athletic Communications Director Travis Woods. Cover designed by Bradley Lambert. Photo credits are due to Lambert and J. Intintoli, Andy Heidt and Jack Ross at Middle Tennessee Photographic Services. SP004-0809

Mission Statement The Middle Tennessee athletic program is committed to quality athletics that bring the campus community together and promote a sense of pride and tradition in academic and athletic excellence. These programs also bring the University regional and national recognition and provide a link between the University, its alumni and the community at large. They give students, faculty and alumni opportunities for innovative public service activities that better the community. Athletics uses financial and physical resources to maintain and develop sports programs to accomplish the mission of the University. 

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Name Jessica Gilchrist Rebecca Cushing Erynn Murray Laura Lamberth Emily Hancock Hope Suominen Fran Howells Jen Threlkeld Jaimee Cooper Vanessa Mueggler Shan Jones Regina Thomas Paige Goeglein Allison Stallard Emily Snowdon Whitney Jorgenson Jessica Heckman Emily Harris Sarah Beth Lee Elisabeth Sikes Jenna Bowers Charity Blair Luisa Moscoso Alyssa Palmacci

Pos. GK GK GK M D M D F M M F F M/F M D M/F D D M D D D M/F F

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Ht. 5-11 5-5 5-9 5-8 5-2 5-3 5-10 5-6 5-4 5-5 5-4 5-3 5-2 5-6 5-5 5-4 5-5 5-3 5-8 5-6 5-7 5-5 5-7 5-4

Yr.-Exp. FR-HS SO-TR SR-3L SO-1L FR-HS SO-1L JR-2L SR-3L JR-2L JR-2L SO-1L SO-TR FR-HS FR-HS JR-2L FR-HS R-FR JR-2L SR-3L SO-1L SO-1L SO-1L SO-1L R-FR

Hometown/Previous School McKinney, Texas/Boyd HS Lone Tree, Colo./SMU Kernersville, N.C./R.J. Reynolds HS White House, Tenn./Goodpasture Christian HS Swansea, Wales/Bishop Gore School Pontypridd, Wales/Oakland College Swansea, Wales/Oakland College Carrollton, Texas/Newman HS Hixson, Tenn./Notre Dame HS Pincourt, Quebec/John Rennie HS Y Felinheli, Wales/Sir Hugh Owen School Centennial, Colo./Adams State Fort Wayne, Ind./Concordia Lutheran HS Colleyville, Texas/Covenant Christian Academy Colorado Springs, Colo./Air Academy HS Olathe, Kan./Northwest HS Overland Park, Kan./St. Thomas Aquinas HS Knoxville, Tenn./Farragut HS Waynesville, N.C./Tuscola HS Huntsville, Ala./Grissom HS Chandler, Ariz./Seton Catholic HS Chattanooga, Tenn./Girls Preparatory School Bogotรก, Columbia/La Salle School Plano, Texas/Prestonwood Christian Academy

Head Coach: Aston Rhoden (Alabama-Huntsville, 1989), eighth season Assistant Coach: Michael Baker (Western Kentucky, 2004), first season Graduate Assistant: Debs Brereton (Middle Tennessee, 2005), second season

Roster Analysis

Alphabetical Roster 24 23 7 0 00 12 3 17 16 5 10 15 2 19 25 8 1 26 22 14 13 4 11 6

Blair, Charity Bowers, Jenna Cooper, Jaimee Cushing, Rebecca Gilchrist, Jessica Goeglein, Paige Hancock, Emily Harris, Emily Heckman, Jessica Howells, Fran Jones, Shan Jorgenson, Whitney Lamberth, Laura Lee, Sarah Beth Moscoso, Luisa Mueggler, Vanessa Murray, Erynn Palmacci, Alyssa Sikes, Elisabeth Snowdon, Emily Stallard, Allison Suominen, Hope Thomas, Regina Threlkeld, Jen

SO SO JR SO FR FR FR JR R-FR JR SO FR SO SR SO JR SR R-FR SO JR FR SO SO SR

D D M GK GK M/F D D D D F M/F M M M/F M GK F D D M M F F

Pronunciation Guide

Paige Goeglein.................................................... Geg-line Whitney Jorgenson......................................Jor-gen-son Luisa Moscoso..............................Lou-ee-sa Mos-co-so Vanessa Mueggler............................................Mew-glur Alyssa Palmacci............................................Pal-mah-chi Hope Suominen..................................... Sue-oh-min-en Jen Threlkeld..................................................... Threl-keld Aston Rhoden..........................................................As-ton Debs Brereton..............................................Bree-ruh-ton



By Position Goalkeepers (3): Defenders (8): Midfielders (6): Mid./For. (3): Forwards (4):

Rebecca Cushing Jessica Gilchrist Erynn Murray Charity Blair Jenna Bowers Emily Hancock Emily Harris Jessica Heckman Fran Howells Elisabeth Sikes Emily Snowdon Jaimee Cooper Laura Lamberth Sarah Beth Lee Vanessa Mueggler Allison Stallard Hope Suominen Paige Goeglein Whitney Jorgenson Luisa Moscoso Shan Jones Alyssa Palmacci Regina Thomas Jen Threlkeld

By State, Province or Country Alabama (1): Elisabeth Sikes (Huntsville) Arizona (1): Jenna Bowers (Chandler) Colorado (3): Rebecca Cushing (Lone Tree) Emily Snowdon (Colorado Springs) Regina Thomas (Centennial) Columbia (1): Luisa Moscoso (Bogotรก) Indiana (1): Paige Goeglein (Fort Wayne) Kansas (2): Jessica Heckman (Overland Park) Whitney Jorgenson (Olathe) N. Carolina (2): Sarah Beth Lee (Waynesville) Erynn Murray (Kernersville)

2009 Roster and Analysis

Quebec (1): Tennessee (4): Texas (4): Wales (4):

Vanessa Mueggler (Pincourt) Charity Blair (Chattanooga) Jaimee Cooper (Hixson) Emily Harris (Knoxville) Laura Lamberth (White House) Jessica Gilchrist (McKinney) Alyssa Palmacci (Plano) Allison Stallard (Colleyville) Jen Threlkeld (Carrollton) Emily Hancock (Swansea) Fran Howells (Swansea) Shan Jones (Y Felinheli) Hope Suominen (Pontypridd)

By Class Seniors (3): Juniors (5): Sophomores (9): Redshirt Freshmen (2): Freshmen (5):

Sarah Beth Lee Erynn Murray Jen Threlkeld Jamiee Cooper Emily Harris Fran Howells Vanessa Mueggler Emily Snowdon Charity Blair Jenna Bowers Rebecca Cushing Shan Jones Laura Lamberth Luisa Moscoso Elisabeth Sikes Hope Suominen Regina Thomas Jessica Heckman Alyssa Palmacci Jessica Gilchrist Paige Goeglein Emily Hancock Whitney Jorgenson Allison Stallard

2009 Middle Tennessee Blue Raider Soccer A Note to the Media Middle Tennessee Assistant Athletic Communications Director Travis Woods is ready to assist you with any questions or requests concerning the 2009 Blue Raider soccer program, media guide, coaches and student-athletes. Please do not hesitate to contact Woods with any requests. You can call him in the office at 615.898.5270 or on his cell at 615.663.2115, or you may reach him via e-mail at woods@goblueraiders.com.

Blue Raider Athletic Communications The Middle Tennessee Athletic Communications office is located on the ground level of Murphy Center, Room G-099.

Media Services/Credentials Members of the media are supplied with up-todate notes and a release package, which can be

the media. Players and coaches should not be contacted directly under any circumstances. Interviews with players and coaches may be arranged in advance by contacting Woods. The soccer team practices at the Middle Tennessee soccer practice complex, adjacent to the Blue Raider softball field. Middle Tennessee soccer home games are played at Dean A. Hayes Track and Soccer Stadium, at the corner of Greenland

Online Broadcasts Middle Tennessee Athletic Communications will offer Webcasts of all Blue Raider soccer home games in 2009. Play-by-play will be provided by Chris Childers, a 2004 MT graduate and host of Rivals Radio on XM/Sirius. Video reports on the soccer program’s progress throughout the 2009 season may be accessed at www.goblueraiders.com.

Drive and Champion Way.

Internet Information about Middle Tennessee athletics can be found at the Athletic Department’s web site, at www.goblueraiders.com. All game stories, updated stats, weekly releases, photo galleries and Blue Raider soccer news are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week on the site.

Travis Woods Assistant Athletic Communications Director/Soccer SID

Chris Childers Online voice of the Blue Raiders’ Webcasts

obtained from the official MT athletic website at www.GoBlueRaiders.com or in the Athletic Communications office. The release contains updated statistics, season results and notes. Pregame notes are available before all home matches at Middle Tennessee’s Dean A. Hayes Track and Soccer Stadium. Coach Aston Rhoden and Middle Tennessee players are available for interviews after all matches, following a 10-minute cooling off period.

Practice Schedule Field practice ranges from 3-5 p.m. every weekday except match days and Thursdays before away matches. Players and coaches are available for interviews immediately following practice.

Interviews All player and coach interviews must be arranged through the Middle Tennessee Athletic Communications Office. Home or cell numbers of players will NOT be given to members of

Media Information



2009 Middle Tennessee Blue Raider Soccer The Blue Raider soccer program enters its 11th full season and 12th overall at Dean A. Hayes Track and Soccer Stadium this fall after playing for the first time at the facility October 14, 1998, against Tennessee Tech with a 4-0 shutout. The former Middle Tennessee Track and Soccer Stadium was renamed in the spring of 2009 for longtime MT track coach Dean A. Hayes. The multimillion dollar facility, at the corner of Greenland Drive and Champion Way, provides Middle Tennessee with one of the finest facilities in the region and in the Sun Belt Conference. A two-phase renovation was completed in time for the 2007 soccer campaign and the stadium was dedicated May 1, 2007. Phase I was completed May 15, 2006, and included the installation of four banks of lights as well as a 1,500-seat stadium. Phase II featured the completion of the stadium, the addition of four locker rooms designed for flexible use, a 700-square foot press box and an 845-square foot camera deck. “This unbelievable facility enables us to host major events, and we are working to do that,” Blue Raider Director of Athletics Chris Massaro said. “This is one of the finest soccer and track facilities in the country. Middle Tennessee is on the move, and we will not settle for second best.” MT set a school single-game attendance record when 1,309 attended the Blue Raiders’ first game in the new stadium and under the lights. The fans were rewarded with a 3-1 victory against Southern Miss, August 25, 2006. The stadium plays host to the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association’s state track championships and is also home to the Blue Raider men’s and women’s outdoor track teams. Middle Tennessee served as the host institution for the 2009 Sun Belt Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships, the second meet held at the facility. Middle Tennessee also will play host to the 2011 Sun Belt Soccer Championships, it was announced by the league office during the annual spring meetings in May 2009. It will mark the first time the tournament has come to Murfreesboro. The Blue Raider soccer team has had tremendous success at the facility since it opened in 1998, owning a 70-21-5 record. The record improves to 50-10-4, including a pair of undefeated home slates (9-0 in 2004 and 10-0 in 2006) under head coach Aston Rhoden during the last seven seasons.

Home of the 2011 Sun Belt Soccer Championships 

Dean A. Hayes Track and Soccer Stadium

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The Middle Tennessee soccer locker room was recently renovated at Dean A. Hayes Track and Soccer Stadium. Artwork to the walls to reinforce the team’s primary message – Pride...Passion...Purpose – was added. The Very Idea of Murfreesboro assisted with the design and installation of the new pieces, which were completed prior to the 2009 campaign. The locker room at the facility is used exclusively by the soccer team and is only a short walk to the field on game days and during practices. The room allows ample space for each player to get dressed and prepare for matches and related soccer activities. There also is an area for the coaching staff to address the team before and after each match and at halftime.

Inside the Locker Room



2009 Middle Tennessee Blue Raider Soccer

PRIDE

PASSION

PURPOSE



This is Middle Tennessee Soccer

2009 Middle Tennessee Blue Raider Soccer Middle Tennessee earned its sixth-straight winning season among head coach Aston Rhoden’s seven years last fall. This season the Blue Raiders have greater aspirations and welcome back three all-conference performers to a core which allowed the fewest goals scored in program history. Middle Tennessee also had a solid recruiting period, in which it inked five freshmen and a pair of transfers, all of whom will have the opportunity to compete immmediately for starting slots. Below is a position-by-position breakdown of the 2009 Blue Raiders.

should see increased competition for playing time. The position is wide open and a good showing in preseason by any keeper will earn her early playing time.”

SCHEDULE

FORWARDS

Shan Jones, Luisa Moscoso, Alyssa Palmacci and Jennifer Threlkeld all return at the forward position for the Blue Raiders. Together the group accounted for 16 of the Blue Raiders’ 26 goals last season. Newcomers Regina Thomas, Paige Goeglein and Whitney Jorgenson are expected to challenge for playing time immediately and will add some diversity to an already potent attack. Jones returns after a stellar freshman performance last season, which saw her gain Sun Belt and regional attention. The sophomore forward from Wales played well in the off-season and is projected to be a great offensive weapon for the Blue Raiders. Much like Jones, Threlkeld also had a solid year and proved to be another offensive weapon for the team. Moscoso saw plenty of action as a freshman last year and had a productive spring season. Palmacci missed the season due to an ACL injury but showed flashes of brilliance throughout the spring. The newcomers will add some flexibility to the Blue Raiders’ offense. This group brings pace, creativity and keen awareness in front of the goal. “I’m very excited at our attacking options,” noted Rhoden. “This group of players will be capable of scoring multiple goals per game. All our forwards are very efficient inside and around the box and possess good speed, strength and strong mental toughness. The versatility utilized by this group will allow us to feature several different attacking schemes.”

MIDFIELDERS

The midfield will most likely be the most competitive position on the team this year. Veteran midfielder Sarah Beth Lee leads the way for a strong group of young players. Joining Lee in midfield will be returnees Jaimee Cooper, Hope Suominen, Vanessa Mueggler, Laura Lamberth and freshman Allison Stallard. The midfielders performed very well last season and during the spring. Suominen and Lamberth have adjusted to the college game and showed improvement during the spring. Mueggler had a great year, as did Cooper and Lee. All three players will be a force with which to be reckoned and are predicted to be significant contributors this year. Stallard is a strong, physical player with great athleticism, shooting and passing range. She brings a winning mentality to the program and is expected to challenge for a starting position. “Despite this group’s youthfulness, I expect it to be a solid part of our team. There are a lot of different personalities in this group which will make it a very dynamic and productive unit.”

Emily Snowdon has started 12 matches at her defensive position in each of her two seasons as a Blue Raider.

DEFENDERS

All-conference selection and team captain Fran Howells leads the defensive unit for the Blue Raiders. Returnees Emily Snowdon, Elisabeth Sikes, Jenna Bowers, Charity Blair, Jessica Heckman, Emily Harris and newcomer Emily Hancock, will join her. Much like the midfield group, the defense will consist of several young but talented players. Howells was a stalwart in the back for the Blue Raiders and also as an attacking option. Sikes and Blair missed the latter part of the campaign due to injuries and Heckman missed the season due to an ACL injury. All made tremendous progress during the spring and adjusted well to the speed of the college game. Bowers played well in the fall and made significant progress during the spring season. Returning defenders Snowdon and Harris showed much improvement throughout the spring and will be vying for starting positions this fall. Hancock’s experience at the national team level will be an asset for the team in the back. She has great work ethic and her versatility will improve the backline. “We now have a lot of depth in our defense. Several of our young players have grown more confident and will be solid contributors to the team. Our new players will allow us to maintain a solid defensive unit throughout the season.”

The 2009 schedule is very balanced but challenging and features teams from strong conferences such as the Big 12, Atlantic 10 and Missouri Valley. The Blue Raiders open the season on the road with in-state rival Tennessee Tech before traveling to Dayton, Ohio, to compete against first-time opponents Wright State and perennial powerhouse Dayton. Home stints with Alabama A&M, Oklahoma and Belmont along with road trips to Evansville and Austin Peay round out the non-conference slate. The team also will be tested with a rigorous Sun Belt schedule with conference home openers against FIU and Florida Atlantic, September 25 and 27, respectively. “Despite having another winning season, we were not pleased with our finish in the league or the way we lost games. This year our team goals are to finish in the top two of the SBC regular season and championship tournament as well as make the NCAA Tournament. To accomplish the first two goals, we have to play a schedule much like what we have put together for the 2009 season. I am confident we can reach all our goals if we are able to remain injury-free in certain positions this season. We are a young team and only time will tell.” This is the youngest Blue Raider squad since Coach Rhoden started here in 2002. However, despite its youth, the team has great chemistry, a lot of talent and some unfinished business stemming from last season. Despite having a slow start, the Blue Raiders were in a position to finish in the top two of the league on the last day of conference play. The squad is yearning for a spot in the NCAA Tournament and this year’s team is determined to go to “The Dance.” With a strong returning group, a very talented recruiting class, strong leadership and a bit of luck, the Blue Raiders could get their chance to represent the Sun Belt in the NCAA Tournament in 2009. As Coach Rhoden pointed out recently, “only time will tell.”

GOALKEEPERS

Goalkeeping duties will rest on the shoulders of Erynn Murray, Rebecca Cushing and Jessica Gilchrist. Murray is the only returning keeper and has acquired a better understanding of the defensive schemes. Both Cushing and Gilchrist are great additions to the team and both will challenge Murray for the starting position immediately. The position will be one of the biggest battles in preseason camp with the competition most likely continuing into the early part of the campaign before a consistent starting keeper is named. “It’s great to finally have three keepers with close to equal abilities. With three very solid keepers, we

2009 Season Preview

Hope Suominen provided Middle Tennessee with a legitimate scoring threat as a midfielder, knocking home three goals with three assists as a freshman in 2008. 

2009 Middle Tennessee Blue Raider Soccer Middle Tennessee captured its sixth-straight winning campaign under head coach Aston Rhoden in 2008, which included a pair of non-conference victories. The Blue Raiders defeated host Tulsa as part of its tournament and then a week later knocked off Southeastern Conference foe Mississippi at home.

Stepping into the limelight early

Freshman Shan Jones made an immediate impact on the Blue Raider squad in 2008, netting a team-high 11 goals with two assists for a team-best 24 points. Her 11 goals rank among the top 10 for a single season in program history, while her 24 points fall just short. No other Middle Tennessee player topped double-digit scoring and only two others reached double digits in points. Jones was tabbed the Sun Belt Freshman of the Year and named to the Soccer Buzz Central Region All-Freshman Team for her efforts. She was the only Blue Raider representative on the All-Sun Belt First Team.

Using their smarts on and off the field

Two Blue Raiders, Kela Casiple and Nenita Burgess, were named to the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District IV Teams. They became the third and fourth players, respectively, in program history to earn the accolade. Kela Casiple Casiple was selected to the Second Team, while Burgess garnered Third Team honors. On the field, Casiple was the team’s primary goalkeeper and finished with a 0.94 goals-against average with seven shutouts and 95 saves in playNenita Burgess ing 19 of the 20 matches. Burgess started 15 of the 16 matches in which she played, registering six shots, to conclude her Middle Tennessee career.

Displaying an appreciation for the game

Blue Raider senior Sarah Beth Lee became the first player in program history to be tabbed the Sun Belt’s Female Sporting Behavior Award winner. She was presented with the honor at the annual league meetings in May 2009 in Destin, Fla. (L-R): Athletic Director Chris Massaro, MT President Dr. McPhee, Sarah Beth Lee

Conference recognition

Two Blue Raiders, Fran Howells and Vanessa Mueggler, were picked as members of the All-Sun Belt Second Team. Their selections are the 28th and 29th in eight seasons under head coach Aston Rhoden. Howells started all 20 contests and finished with one goal, a game-winner Fran Howells at Florida Atlantic, an assist and three points on 13 shots. She was a part of the defensive back, which limited opponents to a Vanessa Mueggler school record 1.00 goals against average. Mueggler paced MT with five assists and 67 shots from her midfield slot. She added four goals for 13 points, ranking third on the team and establishing new career highs in both categories. She was among the Sun Belt’s leaders for shots and assists.

Bringing them to the ‘Boro

Middle Tennessee completed one of its toughest home schedules in program history, featuring contests against Southeastern Conference opponents Vanderbilt (Aug. 29) and Mississippi (Sept. 19) and Big 12 foe Texas Tech (Sept. 5). The Blue Raiders compiled a 1-1-1 record against the trio, including the school’s first win against Mississippi in the series. MT battled Texas Tech to a tie as part of the Middle Tennessee Classic and Vanderbilt served as the home opener in front of a season-high 929 fans at Dean A. Hayes Track and Soccer Stadium.

Setting up a stone wall

Middle Tennessee finished the year with eight shutouts, six of which came in Sun Belt Conference action. The six blankings comprised 60.0 percent of the team’s regular-season league matches and came in two different three-game spurts. The Blue Raiders’ two non-conference shutouts were victories over Tulsa and Mississippi. MT finished the campaign with school records for fewest goals allowed (21) and team goals-against average (1.00). 

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In this section...

The University

Middle Tennessee State University.. 10-11 This is Middle Tennessee................. 12-13 Dr. Sidney McPhee, President............... 14 Chris Massaro, Director of Athletics..... 15 Academic Enhancement Center........... 16 Strength and Conditioning................... 17 Sports Medicine..................................... 18 

2009 Middle Tennessee Blue Raider Soccer The Princeton Review designated MTSU as one among 146 “Best Southeastern Colleges” as the result of a survey of MTSU students by the publication. According to survey findings, students said that MTSU offers “the best bang for your buck in academia, sports, parties and overall experience.” One of the region’s top universities, MTSU boasts a 23-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 140 undergraduate degree programs and seven colleges. As MTSU counts down to its centennial celebration in 2011, there is vibrancy in abundance across campus, in Murfreesboro and Rutherford County and around the region. Growth can be seen at many levels, from enrollment to facilities to scholarship aid to endowment to student involvement to research and more. With a record 24,931 registered and attending in fall 2009 and with the largest undergraduate total in Tennessee, enrollment remains on the rise since the arrival of Dr. Sidney A. McPhee, MTSU’s 10th president, in 2001. The University’s growth parallels that of Murfreesboro (pop. 100,000) and Rutherford County (pop. 229,380). Facility growth can be seen in the expanded Health, Wellness and Recreation Center and Reese Smith Jr. Field for baseball; future projects including Science, Student Union and College of Education and Behavioral Science buildings; multiple parking garages; and more. Those who have not visited campus in many years are astonished at the changes and, obviously, there are more changes on the horizon. The University Honors College admitted its first class of Buchanan Fellowship recipients in 2007-08. Limited to 20 students per year, this is the highest academic scholarship awarded at MTSU. More entering freshmen and transfers continue to receive the HOPE Scholarship and the Tennessee General Assembly has increased the award amount to compensate for tuition hikes. MTSU’s endowment leaped from $29.8 million to $34.9 million during the 2006-07 fiscal year. “For 2005-06, we had asset value appreciation of more than 13 percent,” said Joe Bales, vice president 10

for Development and University Relations. “Add to that the gifts we received that year, and the total growth of our endowment put us in the Top 25 percent of colleges and universities in the nation.” More than $1 million a year is pumped into academic units in the form of scholarships, faculty awards and student-support programs. Once on campus, students have about 300 registered organizations to choose from. They can be involved in student government and political groups, Greek life (sororities and fraternities), student publications, honor societies, professional organizations, human interest groups and more. The University continues to move forward with student and faculty research. External fund-

ing has reached $37 million, which includes public service, research and instruction, the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs reports. The Undergraduate Research Center held its third annual Scholars Week in the spring, showcasing research efforts and the arts. The celebration included departmental and college events that featured oral and multimedia presentations, posters, performances, debates, demon-

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2009 Middle Tennessee Blue Raider Soccer Middle Tennessee is the largest undergraduate institution in the state of Tennessee. a The first of its kind at a state institution in Tennessee, MTSU’s Honors College provides talented students with the atmosphere of a small, select institution. a The nation’s first M.F.A. in Recording Arts meets a growing industry demand for administrative professionals and complements the university’s respected Recording Industry major. a Three Nobel Prize winners have been associated with MTSU: Dr. James Buchanan, Dr. Muhammad Yunus and former Vice President Al Gore. a The School of Nursing has expanded its facilities to meet the state’s growing need for nurses. a

Colleges of MTSU Graduate Studies Basic and Applied Sciences strations, speakers, luncheon and awards. Students continue to excel at national levels as evidenced by recognition they have received as groups or individuals. MTSU’s 500-plus acre campus rests near the geographic center of Tennessee. From food to shopping to entertainment, visitors and residents alike can find what they need and want in Murfreesboro. Adjacent to I-24, the Avenue, with a variety of retail stores and eateries, opened in fall 2007. In a few years, Middle Tennessee Medical Center will be joining other medi-

cal offices along Medical Center Parkway, not far from I-24 and the Avenue, and about 15 minutes from campus. Murfreesboro is about 30 miles southeast of Nashville, the state capitol, Music City U.S.A., and home of the world-famous Grand Ole Opry, Tennessee Titans (NFL team), Nashville Predators (NHL franchise), Nashville Sounds (Triple-A baseball affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers) and other cultural and entertainment venues such as the Sommet and Schermerhorn Symphony centers.

Jennings A. Jones College of Business Education and Behavioral Science Liberal Arts Mass Communication University Honors Continuing Education and Distance Learning

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Academic Recognition a The University produces 26 percent of Tennessee’s certified teachers, more than any Tennessee university. MTSU initiated and sponsors the Tennessee Teachers Hall of Fame to recognize lifelong teaching achievements. a MTSU boasts some of the nation’s premier programs in aerospace, recording industry and concrete industry management, attracting students from around the globe. Nursing, business and mass communication programs also rank among the nation’s elite. a The University Honors College offers talented students the atmosphere of a small, select college nestled within a major university. In 2007-08, MTSU unveiled the prestigious Buchanan Fellowships – the highest academic scholarship awarded – named in honor of alumnus James Buchanan (B.S. ’40), the winner of1986 Nobel Prize in Economic Science. a More than $145 million in student financial assistance is available, including $38 million in scholarships. Seventy-one percent of students receive financial assistance. a When possible, MTSU strives for individualized education. Freshman English courses have no more than 24 students and average 19.71. Introductory chemistry labs average 24.6 students, lectures average 73.8 students; general chemistry labs average 26.6 students and lectures average 76 students; general requirement art courses average 76.9 students; foundation courses for art majors average 15.37 students; speech courses average 24.31 students; about 90.5 percent of undergraduate courses have 40 students or less; and average class size is 23.93 students. a The market outlook for MTSU graduates is bright. A 2007 alumni survey revealed 87 percent were employed. a The University has three centers of excellence – historic preservation, popular music and the study and treatment of dyslexia. Other centers, institutes and bureaus include environmental education/cedar glade studies; energy efficiency and green energy management; health and human services; child welfare; business and economic research; Tennessee small business development; Middle East; organizational and human resource effectiveness; interdisciplinary microanalysis and imaging; and Tennessee mathematics, science and technology education. a MTSU offers more than 140 undergraduate programs and seven colleges – Basic and Applied Sciences, Business, Education and Behavioral Science, University Honors, Liberal Arts, Mass Communication and Continuing Education and Distance Learning. The College of Graduate Studies oversees more than 55 programs, including doctoral study. 11

2009 Middle Tennessee Blue Raider Soccer Winter, spring, summer and fall, Middle Tennessee serves its educational purpose with stalwart dedication, unwavering attention to its students and tireless support of its athletic programs. Founded in 1911, the University is the largest undergraduate university in Tennessee, with an enrollment of nearly 25,000 students annually on a 500-acre campus located at the geographic center of the state in Murfreesboro. Just 30 miles away is the state capital, Nashville — Music City U.S.A. Fifty percent of the U.S. population lives within 650 miles of Nashville — that puts Murfreesboro, Rutherford County and Middle Tennessee at the heart of exponential growth. As the 30th largest television viewing market, Nashville provides that priceless element of exposure to a rapidly growing audience. In other words, Middle Tennessee has a very large fan base that stretches well past its blue-and-white borders. In fact, the majority of midstate valedictorians and salutatorians have made Middle Tennessee their No. 1 choice for higher education

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for many years. Middle Tennessee has also become a destination school or university of choice (three-fourths of recently entering freshmen listed Middle Tennessee as their first choice). As the home for two Centers of Excellence — the Center for Historic Preservation and the Center for Popular Music — Middle Tennessee provides extraordinary educational support and diversity. Enriched by nine Chairs of Excellence dedicated to supporting particular disciplines, Middle Tennessee has been recognized as one of the top education schools in the nation, graduating over 500 new teachers annually. Middle Tennessee State University visitors discover two worlds: the beauty of our heritage is seen in Kirksey Old Main, the first structure built in 1911, standing on the north side of a quadrangle rich with the most historic buildings on campus; and the energy of our expansion and progress, seen in state-of-the-art new facilities such as the Paul W. Martin Sr. Honors Building. The Business and Aerospace Building and the Bragg Mass Communication Building anchor a second quadrangle along with James E. Walker Library, a magnificent example of technology integrated with higher education. Athletic areas include Murphy Athletic Center, Floyd Stadium, Reese Smith Jr. Baseball Field and Complex, the Dean A. Hayes Track and Soccer Stadium and the Health, Wellness and Recreation Center. Middle Tennessee athletic programs benefit from and contribute to the University’s three main goals: academic quality, student-centered learning and community and business partnerships. These goals attract students who have proved they are “Tennessee’s Best.” With first-rate academics, facilities, equipment, personnel and enjoying priceless support from the people of Murfreesboro and the region, Middle Tennessee student-athletes represent the best of Tennessee’s Best.

This is Middle Tennessee

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2009 Middle Tennessee Blue Raider Soccer Dr. Sidney McPhee is the 10th president of Middle Tennessee State University. Prior to his appointment at MTSU in 2001, he was Dr. Sidney A. executive vice McPhee chancellor at MT President Prairie View A&M (1976) the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) in Nashville. In addition, he served as chief academic officer and interim chancellor for the Board of Regents system. Before his appointment at TBR, McPhee served in various administrative capacities at several major universities including Oklahoma State, Louisville and Memphis. In May 2007, President McPhee received the title of Honorary Professor at China Agricultural University in Beijing. The Honorary Professor title is the highest academic award given at the institution. McPhee was named Outstanding American University President of 2002 by the American Football Foundation. In 2003, he was listed by Nashville Post business magazine as one of Tennessee’s 100 Most Powerful Individuals, and in 2004, he was ranked by Tennessee Business magazine as one of the Top 50 Most Powerful African Americans in the State of Tennessee. In 2006, Dr. McPhee was listed by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of seven university presidents in the U.S. who is shaping intercollegiate athletics on a national scale. Most recently, in the spring of 2009, President McPhee returned to his alma mater as the keynote speaker for Prairie View A&M Founder’s Day celebrations, and in June of this year Dr. McPhee was an invited participant at the International Agricultural University Presidential Forum held in Beijing and sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. McPhee earned his bachelor’s degree (with highest honors, summa cum laude) from Prairie View A&M; a master’s degree from Miami in Coral Gables, Fla., and a doctorate in applied behavioral studies in education from Oklahoma State. He is also a graduate of the Harvard Management Development Program and has completed professional development programs at St. Mary’s University of San Antonio, Texas, and Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colo. As an academician, President 14

McPhee’s scholarly publications and presentations are extensive. His publications have appeared in local, national and international professional journals. In addition, he is the senior author of a book, Understanding the Campus Culture: An Introduction to College, and has co-authored a chapter for a major college textbook on academic advising. McPhee’s scholarly pursuits include several international visits and presentations in locations such as Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou and Lanzhou, China; Mekelle, Ethiopia; Penang, Malaysia; Hong Kong; Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia; Tokyo and Osaka, Japan; Seoul, South Korea; Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, Israel; Antwerp, Belgium; Montreal, Quebec; Oxford, England; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and Nassau, Bahamas. McPhee is currently a participating member of NCAA’s Football Academic Working Group and just recently chaired the NCAA Division I Working Group to Review “At-Risk” StudentAthlete issues (ARSA). The ARSA final report was submitted to the NCAA Board of Directors in January 2009. McPhee also served a five-year term on the NCAA Division I Board of Directors, a three-year term on the NCAA Executive Committee and two terms

as president of the Sun Belt Conference athletic league and chairman of the SBC’s CEO Executive Committee. In May 2005, he was appointed to the NCAA Presidential Commission on the Future of Intercollegiate Athletics. In 2002, President George W. Bush appointed him to the National Council for the Humanities and the U.S. Senate confirmed him. A past member of the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, McPhee chaired its membership council. He is a member of the Murfreesboro Noon Rotary Club and serves as a member of the SunTrust Bank Board of Directors (Nashville) and SunTrust Regional Bank Advisory Board (Murfreesboro). He also served on the Nashville Adventure Science Center Board, the Middle Tennessee Medical Center Board and the Middle Tennessee Council for Boy Scouts of America Executive Board and co-chaired the Tennessee Legislative Retreat Task Force on Higher Education. McPhee was recently re-elected to a second three-year term as a commission member of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. During McPhee’s tenure at MTSU, the University has experienced considerable growth in many areas. Student enrollment has increased significantly,

Dr. Sidney McPhee, MT President

making MTSU undergraduate enrollment the largest in the state. During the past several years, the University added 12 new degree programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels. In 2002, for the first time in the history of the University, three Ph.D. programs were established: in economics, English and human performance. A Ph.D. in public history was instituted shortly thereafter, and in July 2007, a new Ph.D. in literacy studies was approved. From 2001 to 2007, the University increased extramural funding from $6 million to about $40 million. Since McPhee’s arrival, MTSU has been successful in raising admission standards, resulting in an increase in high-ability students. MTSU has been the institution of choice for midstate valedictorians and salutatorians in recent years and has enrolled a significant number of National Merit scholars and Achievement scholars. McPhee’s presidency has coincided with several major improvements in University facilities. A 10-year, $70 million renovation of all student residential housing is scheduled for completion by 2011, the University’s centennial year. In addition, the University acquired the 500-acre Guy James property to consolidate its highly regarded programs in the School of Agribusiness and Agriscience. This acquisition doubled the size of campus acreage from 500 to 1,000. Over $9 million was spent to renovate Andrew L. Todd Hall, which now houses the Department of Art and has state-of-the-art equipment for its students and faculty. The Paul W. Martin Sr. Honors Building was built with private funding. In January 2007, an addition to the Cason-Kennedy Nursing Building was opened and dedicated, bringing the facility to 28,000 square feet. The University secured private gifts in support of a $6 million baseball stadium completed in 2008 and dedicated this past spring. In 2006, the University received $15 million in state support for the planning and infrastructure development for a proposed $120 million science building, and in April 2007, a new $3 million track and soccer complex was opened. Recently, the Tennessee General Assembly approved the construction of a $31.7 million building for the University’s College of Education and Behavioral Science. A $19 million expansion of the Health, Wellness and Recreation Center was completed in 2008. Presently, the University is involved in proposed or active capital projects totaling nearly $400 million. President McPhee is married to Elizabeth McPhee, and they have two children, Seneca and Sidney-Anthony.

2009 Middle Tennessee Blue Raider Soccer The landscape of college athletics has changed drastically over the past decade and that renovation also has been demonstrated at Middle TenChris Massaro nessee, particMT Director of ularly during Athletics the four-plus since Northern Colorado (1983) years Chris Massaro was named director of athletics on April 8, 2005. Proving to be a true visionary, Massaro has helped revolutionize the Blue Raiders’ athletic department while helping pave the way for even greater success in future years. During his short but highly successful reign, Massaro has overseen unprecedented success not only in the University’s athletic programs but also in regard to academic success, facility upgrades and a proven record of hiring coaches who have thrived under his watch. Under Massaro’s leadership, the Blue Raiders have captured the Sun Belt’s all-sports trophy three times in five years. Since his arrival, Massaro has enhanced the Blue Raiders’ broad-based, 17-sport program. Among the accomplishments included in the last four years: • The Athletic Department has captured 18 Sun Belt Conference championships and earned 12 coach of the year honors. • The athletic program has had a record 15 nationally televised events during his four-year tenure. • Middle Tennessee’s football team earned an at-large invitation to the Motor City Bowl in 2006, the first bowl appearance during the Division I era. • The women’s volleyball team reached the Sweet 16 for the first time in 2007. • The men’s golf team received its first-ever at-large invitation into the East Regional in 2008 and subsequently advanced to the National Championship, where it finished 15th in the country. It backed up that effort with another NCAA regional in 2009. • The women’s basketball team appeared in back-to-back NCAA Tournaments in 2006 and 2007 and returned again in 2009. The team narrowly missed reaching the Sweet 16 in 2007 after earning a No. 5 seed. • The Middle Tennessee tennis doubles team of Marco Born and Andreas Siljestrom won the National Championship in 2007 – the first NCAA doubles title in Athletic Department history. • The Middle Tennessee track teams have combined for four conference titles and the 2007 men’s outdoor squad finished No. 21 in the nation while the 2009 women’s indoor team ranked tied

for 30th. • The Blue Raider baseball team captured the regular season and tournament championship in 2009 and advanced to the NCAAs. Massaro’s success at Middle Tennessee does not stop with the athletic teams. There has been a tremendous track record for hiring quality coaches with head football coach Rick Stockstill, women’s head basketball coach Rick Insell and men’s golf coach Whit Turnbow – and all Massaro hires – each earning Sun Belt Coach of the Year in their first seasons and men’s tennis coach David McNamara who won the Sun Belt and Coach of the Year honors in his second season. In all, Massaro’s guidance has provided coaches with the resources to produce 18 conference titles, 19 NCAA postseason appearances, one Sun Belt Conference Athlete of the Year and 12 Coach of the Year awards. Academic enhancement has also skyrocketed under Massaro’s leadership. Massaro, who was appointed to a panel on APR Improvement Plans for the 2007 NCAA Convention, inherited a football program with a national-low score of 812 and saw it increase to a current 990 (on a 1,000-point scale) in 2009. As a whole, the Athletic Department has improved from a 908 score when Massaro was hired to an impressive cumulative (four years) score of 951 in 2007-08. All 17 Middle Tennes-

see sports teams achieved passing marks of 925 or higher in 2006-07 with four teams turning in a perfect mark of 1,000. In 2007-08, 16 of 17 teams topped the 925 mark. Massaro, who spent 20 years at South Carolina prior to his appointment at Middle Tennessee, also overhauled the annual Blue Raider Athletic Association’s annual giving program, which resulted in a record number of members and financial giving in 2008, indicating the fourth such year record numbers have been realized. The annual campaign has improved 40 percent since his arrival. Facility upgrades also have been at the top of Massaro’s impressive list of accomplishments. He completed a $6 million capital campaign for the new baseball stadium and initiated a series of major renovations to existing athletic facilities during the previous three years, including a state-of-the-art soccer and track complex. Most recently, a state-of-the-art golf performance center was completed in December 2008. In the midst of numerous upgrades, Massaro also has initiated generous contributions that made it possible to install a new synthetic surface in Floyd Stadium for the 2006 season. Additionally, new videoboards – one for football and two inside Murphy Center – were installed in 2007. In a span of four years Massaro’s hiring practices have been regarded as

Chris Massaro, MT Director of Athletics

excellent. On Dec. 12, 2005, he made his highest profile hire when he selected Stockstill to take over the football program. Stockstill became just the second head coach in the I-A era and led the Blue Raiders to a league championship and a bowl appearance in his first season. Two days following his hiring, Massaro was pressed into action to find a replacement to lead the nationally recognized women’s basketball program. Massaro made his first hire when he brought on board legendary high school coach Rick Insell to take over the program. Both Insell and Stockstill won championships in their first seasons on the job. Massaro has also made a significant upgrade in the Blue Raider football schedule. During the summer of 2005, he announced a home game in 2007 that made Virginia the first team from the highly regarded ACC to visit Floyd Stadium, and then quickly added a second ACC member when Maryland agreed to make the trip to Murfreesboro in 2008 and the Blue Raiders rewarded him with a 24-14 upset. On his 100th day on the job, Massaro made one of his biggest announcements: a five-year contract with the University of Memphis to play football that started in 2007. The Tigers will become the first instate Division I-A (FBS) football team to play the Blue Raiders in Murfreesboro. Massaro has also worked out a homeand-home series with Mississippi State that will see the Bulldogs coming to Floyd Stadium in 2009 – making them the first SEC program to play in a Sun Belt stadium – and nearby Georgia Tech that will have the Yellow Jackets coming to Murfreesboro in 2011. In March 2008, Massaro made another big move when he announced a four-game series with neighboring rival Vanderbilt of the SEC. The series begins in 2015 and the teams will play twice in Murfreesboro and twice in Nashville. The Glenwood Springs, Colo., native joined the South Carolina staff under the Ohio University sport administration program in 1985. Massaro helped usher the Gamecocks into the SEC and learned under legendary athletic director Dr. Mike McGee. Massaro earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Northern Colorado in 1983 and his master’s degree in sport administration from Ohio in 1986. At UNC, Massaro was a five-year football team member with the Bears. Massaro is also heavily involved in community service projects and organizations. He is a member of the Red Cross Board, the City Golf Commission and the Rutherford County Sports Council Executive Committee, and he served on the search committee for the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce president. Massaro and his wife, Cindy, have four children: Hank, Lainey, Rachel and Ben. 15

2009 Middle Tennessee Blue Raider Soccer Student-Athlete Enhancement Center

The Student-Athlete Enhancement Center (SAEC) at MTSU houses the academic support system and the Blue Raider Athlete Skills for Success (B.R.A.S.S.) Life Skills Program for all 17 Division I-A sports. The center is housed at Johnny “Red” Floyd Football Stadium on Raider Drive. The facility opened its doors on January 4, 1999, to the delight of student-athletes, coaches and administrators.

Blue Raider student-athletes can take advantage of the library-like atmosphere as they report for their required study hall hours under the watchful eyes of assistant director and coordinator of B.R.A.S.S. Wynnifred Counts, and assistants Debbie Carroll and Angel Nathan. The center consists of administrative offices, fully equipped individual and group tutoring rooms, a computer center and spacious study carrels equipped with task lighting. Services provided by the center include help with registration and preregistration, help with study skills and updates on NCAA legislation. The center uses an innovative objective study table program, which includes daily mentoring and constant tutoring. Tutors in various subjects are scheduled in the tutoring rooms throughout all hours of operation, and all tutoring takes place at the center. The SAEC staff is responsible for daily monitoring of the student-athletes’ progress, providing daily reports to coaches and meeting with the entire coaching staff weekly. The mission of the center is to help student-athletes take skills learned on the field and turn them into positive preparation for life after college. The center is also committed to meeting the changing needs of studentathletes. It continues to promote partnerships between the University, the NCAA and the Murfreesboro community to help achieve its goals.

Wynnifred Counts Assistant Director/ B.R.A.S.S. Coordinator

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Debbie Carroll

Assistant/Academic Advisor for Soccer

In addition to providing the academic support needed to be successful in the classroom, the center is committed to meeting the needs of student-athletes in life skills development through the very popular B.R.A.S.S. program. As B.R.A.S.S. coordinator, Counts is dedicated to helping prepare student-athletes for life after college. Blue Raiders volunteer, when possible, to help teachers and students at elementary and middle schools throughout Rutherford County during the academic year. In 2006, the athletic department began a mentoring program with the city schools in which the student-athletes and coaches help tutor kids. In the spring of each year, Special Olympics at Middle Tennessee uses Blue Raider student-athletes to run each event. Career night and substance and alcohol abuse seminars are yearly, well-attended events. The Student-Athlete Enhancement Center is just one way that Middle Tennessee is helping to prepare student-athletes for life after college.

2008-09 Academic Review

a 159 of 289 (55%) of all student-athletes had a grade point average of 3.0 or higher during the spring semester. a 72 student-athletes made the Dean’s List in the spring by earning a grade point average of 3.5 or higher, and 17 attained a perfect 4.0. a 8 of 17 teams had a 2008 spring semester GPA of 3.0 or higher. a In the spring, the student-athletes had a 2.95 GPA.

Angel Nathan

Assistant Director/ Tutor Coordinator

Academic Enhancement Center

2009 Middle Tennessee Blue Raider Soccer One of the biggest changes in college athletics over the past few years has been the attitude toward strength and conditioning. Performing in the weight room has become just as important as on-the-field competition, and Middle Tennessee has one of the very best staffs in the nation committed to making student-athletes the best they can be.

Assistant Athletic Director Matt Riley oversees all of the strength and conditioning for the Blue Raider athletic teams, including all stretching before practices and workouts as well as conditioning. It all happens in the Blue Raiders’ 10,000-plus square foot weight room facility located adjacent to the north end zone of Floyd Stadium and designed for use by all Middle Tennessee student-athletes. It is a strength training area that rivals any in the country. The weight room has been described by many people as better than any in the immediate area, including those at SEC and Conference USA schools. The facility, which opened in January of 1999, greets student-athletes with over 20,000 pounds of plates and dumbbells, but the sheer volume of weights is not the most impressive aspect of the room. It is equipped with nine full power racks, nine elevated platforms and nine half-racks. Hammer strength equipment rounds out the room with five groundbase jammers, a dead lift, a leg press, a leg curl and a leg extension. Other Hammer strength equipment in the facility includes a bench press, a military press, a rowing machine, neck machine, pull-up and pull-over. An impressive array of dumbbells is also provided for the student-athletes’ use. Two sets each of dumbbells ranging from five to 150 pounds are kept on racks around the room. Mirrors ring the walls of the room to help student-athletes ensure that they are using proper form throughout their workouts. Cardiovascular equipment, such as treadmills and stationary bikes, is also available in the facility. Other state-of-the-art amenities may also be found in the weight room. A television with cable and a state-of-the-art sound system has been installed for the enjoyment of the student-athletes. Three offices for the strength coaches are located in the facility, along with restrooms and a hospitality area.

Strength and Conditioning

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2009 Middle Tennessee Blue Raider Soccer Health care is one of the most important aspects of a student-athlete’s life and no university is more committed to keeping athletes healthy than Middle Tennessee. Middle Tennessee provides student-athletes with one of the finest athletic training facilities in the nation. Head Athletic Trainer Drew Shea and the Sports Medicine staff have set liberal hours to make sure each student-athlete has his or her needs met. The Sports Medicine facility opens early each morning and doesn’t close until all student-athletes have been treated. It contains a complete

The latest piece of equipment that aids the Sports Medicine staff is a new state-of-the-art computer system that tracks injuries, rehab protocols, medications and surgeries. The new computer system allows each athletic trainer to keep student-athlete rehabilitation programs moving forward at as rapid a pace as possible. The facility also contains a fully stocked physician’s examination room for the resolution of any minor issues that a student-athlete may encounter without having to take more time-consuming measures. There is also a C-Arm portable X-Ray machine on site. Shea and his assistants each have an office in the Sports Medicine facility, and there is work space for the nine graduate assistants. Each office is self-contained, allowing private consultations with injured studentathletes.

injury rehabilitation center, new rehab equipment, two full-size whirlpools, a dressing area for athletes and a private office for the team physicians. In the summer of 2008, the facility added new Mondo Ramflex flooring to provide a safe and healthy environment for the student-athletes. New treatment tables were added in 2009. There is no waiting in the Sports Medicine facility since there are nine taping stations, multiple state-of-the-art modalities and a new rehabilitation area. All of the equipment in the facility is top of the line. Athletes can use a full-stride treadmill, a stairmaster and an exercise bike during their rehabilitation. One of the most recent additions to the equipment in the Sports Medicine facility is a $15,000 K-Laser which helps speed up the healing process, enabling student-athletes to return to competition at a faster rate. 18

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2009 Middle Tennessee Blue Raider Soccer Sarah Beth Lee

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5-8 • Sr. • M Waynesville, N.C./ Tuscola HS Career Statistics Year GP-GS 2006 10-0 2007 7-0 2008 4-0 Totals 21-0

G 1 0 0 1

A 1 0 0 1

Pts. 3 0 0 3

Sh 8 4 0 12

GWG 0 0 0 0

JUNIOR (2008)

Saw action during four matches … Presented with the Sun Belt’s Female Sportsmanship Award … Stepped onto the field for the first time versus Oral Roberts (9/14) in the Tulsa Invitational … Appeared in league contests against Troy (10/3), against South Alabama (10/5) and against ULM (10/17).

SOPHOMORE (2007)

Played in seven games in her return from offseason surgery ... Saw action in five wins, including Sun Belt contests against FIU (9/30), at Troy (10/7) and at Louisiana (10/19) … Also was on the field for a win over Tulsa (9/7) in the Middle Tennessee Classic ... Provided a strong option off the bench in the midfield and at defender.

FRESHMAN (2006)

Suffered knee injury and had subsequent surgery to cut short what was shaping into a solid first year ... Played in 10 games before injury ... Scored first career goal against Troy (10/1) ... Tallied first career assist against Alabama A&M (8/28).

PREP NOTES

Selected as a defender for the West squad in the N.C. East-West All-Star Game ... An all-conference selection from 2003-05 ... Chosen as an all-region selection from 2003-05 ... Started all 66 career games played ... Finished career by scoring 10 goals and adding 12 assists … Also played volleyball, garnering all-conference honors … Named the team MVP.

PERSONAL

Born on March 26, 1988 ... Daughter of Wesley and Jane Lee ... Majoring in history.

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2009 Middle Tennessee Blue Raider Soccer Erynn Murray

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5-9 • Sr. • GK Kernersville, N.C./ R.J. Reynolds HS

Career Statistics Year GP-GS Mins. Saves 2006 19-15 1379:12 59 2007 8-8 725:00 43 2008 3-2 163:04 4 Totals 30-25 2267:16 106

GAA 1.24 1.86 1.66 1.47

ShO Record 4 12-4-0 1 2-3-2 0 0-1-1 5 14-8-3

JUNIOR (2008)

Played in three games with two starts … Worked all 110 minutes and made three saves in the season-opening tie at Jacksonville State (8/23) … Played the opening 45 minutes and grabbed one save against High Point (9/7) during the Middle Tennessee Classic … Saw action for the final nine minutes against ULM (10/17) in Sun Belt action.

SOPHOMORE (2007)

Started all eight games in which she played … Earned her fifth career shutout in playing all 110 minutes of a scoreless draw at Oklahoma (9/23) as part of the Sooner Invitational … Credited with both wins of the Middle Tennessee Classic, against Tulsa (9/7) and against Mississippi State (9/9) … Saw action during all 110 minutes of double-overtime tie at ETSU (8/31) … Had seven or more saves in a game five times, including a career-high tying nine at Alabama (9/14) … Ranked sixth in the Sun Belt for saves per game (5.38) … Allowed one goal or less in four starts … Posted a 1.86 goals-against average, which was the ninth best in school history.

FRESHMAN (2006)

Enjoyed a breakout rookie season … Saw action in 19 games, earning 16 starts … Earned 12 wins, which is second on the school’s single-season list and fifth on the career chart … Moved into seventh among the single-season leaders with four shutouts, three of which were against Sun Belt foes … Grabbed a career-high nine saves in a win at North Texas (10/22) … Hauled in five or more saves in a match six times … Garnered her first career start at No. 10 Tennessee (9/10) to kick off a string of 16 straight … Had a stretch of three-straight shutouts in league play at UALR (10/6), at Arkansas State (10/8) and against Louisiana (10/13) … Held opponents to one goal or less in 10 of her 16 starts … Allowed only one goal in a six-game stretch from at FIU (9/24) to against Louisiana … Was in goal for eight total shutouts, sharing time during four … Ranked sixth on the school’s singleseason chart with a 1.24 goals-against average and 10th with 59 saves … Among the Sun Belt leaders in goals-against average (4th), shutouts (5th) and saves (8th) … In league matches only, tied for second in shutouts (3), was fourth in goalsagainst average (0.95) and eighth in saves (40) … Played a season-best 103:37 of the double-overtime contest at Vanderbilt (9/17).

PREP NOTES

Selected as a West goalkeeper in the North Carolina East-West All-Star Game … Named all-state first team, all-region first team and all-conference all four years … Picked as the Region 8 Goalkeeper of the Year after allowing just 15 goals with 15 shutouts and 120 saves in 2006 … Holds East Forsyth HS saves records for a game (27) and season (271) … Helped lead R.J. Reynolds HS to the Class 4A state semifinals … Member of the North Carolina State Select ODP squad in 2004-05 … Named the team MVP in 2005 … Led the squad to the Orange Classic International Premiere Soccer Tournament championship in 2005 and 2006 … Recorded straight shutouts in all tournament play … An Academic All-Star Athlete … Graduated with honors … Named her high school’s Student of the Year … Served as editor for the high school paper.

PERSONAL

Born on December 28, 1987 ... Daughter of William and Kim Murray ... Majoring in psychology.

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2009 Middle Tennessee Blue Raider Soccer Jen Threlkeld

#6

5-6 • Sr. • F Carrolltown, Texas/ Newman HS Career Statistics Year GP-GS G 2006 16-6 8 2007 17-15 9 2008 18-11 5 Totals 51-32 22

A 9 1 4 14

Pts. 25 19 14 58

Sh 35 44 35 114

GWG 2 2 2 6

JUNIOR (2008)

Played in 18 games, garnering 11 starts … Finished second on the team with five goals, four assists and 14 points … Scored the game-winning goal against South Alabama (10/5) and added an assist … Tallied her second game-winning goal at UALR (10/12) … Posted a season-high two goals, tallying both MT markers, on five shots in the regular-season finale against Western Kentucky (10/31) … Registered a score at North Texas (10/24) … Notched her first assist against High Point (9/7) as part of the Middle Tennessee Classic … Added an assist to go with three shots against Troy (10/3) … Also contributed a helper against ULM (10/17) … Fired three attempts on goal against Texas Tech (9/5) in the other game of the Middle Tennessee Classic and at Florida Atlantic (9/28).

SOPHOMORE (2007)

Earned a start in 15 of the 17 matches in which she played … Netted a career-high four goals, including three in the second half, to lead the Blue Raiders to a comeback win against Mississippi State (9/9) as part of the Middle Tennessee Classic … Capped the scoring flurry with the game-winning goal from 50 yards out with 56 seconds remaining in regulation and countering a score by the Bulldogs just 14 seconds before … The four goals tied for single-game school record and the eight points tied for second on the single-game list … Also credited with the game-winning goal at ULM (10/21), tallying the game’s only score as time expired, on a free kick pass … Registered the team’s only scores against Florida Atlantic (9/28) and at South Alabama (10/5) … Finished the campaign with nine goals and one assist for 19 points … Four of her nine goals were against Sun Belt opponents … Ranked fifth in the league for goals and eight for points per game (1.12) … Accounted for points in seven of her 17 matches … Started 11 consecutive contests during the middle part of the season.

FRESHMAN (2006)

Tallied 25 points in just 16 games during a remarkable season, the third-highest single-season output ever by a freshman and 10th most overall in school history ... Her nine assists were the most ever by a freshman and tied for fourth overall on the Blue Raider charts … Ranked fourth on the team for points and goals (eight) and tied for second in assists … Listed at 14th nationally for assists per game (0.56) and 31st for points per game (1.56) … Among the Sun Belt leaders for assists per game (4th), points per game (5th) and goals per game (0.50) … Collected a career-high five points on two goals and an assist against Jacksonville State (9/3) … Contest was also her first multi-goal game … Added a pair of goals, including the game winner, at UALR (10/8) … Registered the game-winning goal against Alabama A&M (8/28) for her first career score … Handed out a career-high three assists against ULM (10/15), tying for third on the single-game list in school history … Scored three or more points in five games … Accounted for at least one point in 10 of her 16 games … Earned her first career start against Evansville (9/1).

PREP NOTES

Tallied 26 goals as a senior before suffering a season-ending injury … Selected as a Top 10 Player to Watch by the Dallas Morning News … Tabbed the Player of the Year by the Northwest Morning News … Named the District 8-5A Offensive MVP … Advanced to six regional tournaments as either a State Cup or Premier League winner.

PERSONAL

Born on November 25, 1987 ... Daughter of David and Catherine Threlkeld ... Plans to attend law school after graduation ... Majoring in mass communication. 24

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2009 Middle Tennessee Blue Raider Soccer Jaimee Cooper

Career Statistics Year GP-GS 2007 11-2 2008 20-19 Totals 31-21

G 0 0 0

Emily Harris

#7

5-4 • Jr. • M Hixson, Tenn./ Notre Dame HS

A 0 1 1

Pts. 0 1 1

Sh 9 15 24

Career Statistics Year GP-GS 2007 3-0 2008 1-0 Totals 4-0

GWG 0 0 0

SOPHOMORE (2008)

Earned a start in 19 of the 20 matches in which she played … Tallied an assist with two shots at FIU (9/26) … Added three shots versus Oral Roberts (9/14) in the Tulsa Invitational … Registered two shots against Troy (10/3) … Posted at least one shot in five-straight Sun Belt games from at Arkansas State (10/10) to at North Texas (10/24).

G 0 0 0

A 1 0 1

Pts. 1 0 1

Sh 1 0 1

GWG 0 0 0

SOPHOMORE (2008)

Saw action in one game … Stepped onto the field against South Alabama (10/5) in Sun Belt play.

FRESHMAN (2007)

FRESHMAN (2007)

Played in 11 matches, earning starts in the first two matches at ETSU (8/31) and at Belmont (9/2) ... Battled an injury throughout second half of season, which limited what was expected to be a productive freshman season.

PREP NOTES

A four-year letterwinner for coach Jim Schermerhorn ... Earned all-state accolades three times, from 2004-06 … Selected as the 2006 Chattanooga Times-Free Press Player of the Year … Garnered a spot on the Times-Free Press’ Best of the Preps First Team from 2004-06 … Chosen as the region’s Offensive Player of the Year in 2006 after scoring a career-high 17 goals and handing out six assists … Posted 13 goals and 10 assists as a junior in 2005 … Named her high school’s MVP in 2005 and 2006 … Helped lead her high school squad to four state tournament appearances, reaching the semifinal round her last two seasons … Played club soccer for Redoubt FC … Served as its team captain … Squad won the 2005 Germantown Invitational and Orange Classic championships.

Participated in three games ... Collected first collegiate point with an assist against FIU (9/30) … Also saw action at Alabama A&M (9/16) and at Troy (10/7).

PREP NOTES

A three-year letterwinner for coach Dennis Lindsay ... Named to the 2006 all-state, all-region and all-district squads … Also received all-district accolades in 2005 after leading team to the state championship game with a 31-5 record … Team posted a 20-5 mark in 2006 and advanced to the state quarterfinals … Selected as the 2006 Defender of the Year … A Texas Roadhouse Athlete of the Week … Played club for the Knoxville Stars, Tennessee Elite, TVFC Diadora Impact and KFC Force … Member of the Tennessee State ODP Team from 2000-04 and to its Pool in 2005 … Attended Regional ODP Camp in 2003 and 2004.

PERSONAL

Born on July 29, 1989 ... Daughter of Mary Sue Greiner and Jim Harris … Brother Eric Harris won the Tennessee state wrestling championship in the 125-pound weight class ... Majoring in interdisciplinary studies.

PERSONAL

Born on October 13, 1988 ... Daughter of Jim and Maria Cooper ... Nickname is Coop ... Listing cooking among her hobbies ... Majoring in human science.

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#17

5-3 • Jr. • D Knoxville, Tenn./ Farragut HS

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2009 Middle Tennessee Blue Raider Soccer Fran Howells

Career Statistics Year GP-GS 2007 20-20 2008 20-20 Totals 40-40

G 1 1 2

A 0 1 1

Pts. 2 3 5

Sh 3 13 16

Started all 20 matches … Earned All-Sun Belt Second Team honors … Selected to the all-tournament team at the Tulsa Invitational … Tallied her only goal on a penalty kick in game-winning fashion against Florida Atlantic (9/28) … Added an assist against Troy (10/3) … Notched shots in three straight home games from against Belmont (8/31) to against High Point (9/7) … Stretch covered both games of the Middle Tennessee Classic, against Texas Tech (9/5) and against High Point … Posted two shots in the season opener at Jacksonville State (8/23) … Was a key member of the team registering eight shutouts on the season, including six in league action.

FRESHMAN (2007)

Garnered a start in all 20 matches … Was one of two players to start all 20 games … Named to the all-tournament teams following the Middle Tennessee Classic and the Sooner Invitational … Helped the Blue Raiders record eight shutouts, including a scoreless stalemate at Oklahoma (9/23), for the second most in a single season in school history … Team tallied back-to-back shutouts in league action at ULM (10/21) and against Denver (10/26) … Helped the defense limit opponents to one goal or less in 75.0 percent (15-of-20) games … Squad allowed only 24 goals all season.

#8

5-5 • Jr. • M Pincourt, Quebec/ John Rennie HS Career Statistics Year GP-GS 2007 20-18 2008 20-19 Totals 40-37

GWG 1 1 2

SOPHOMORE (2008)

G 2 4 6

A 2 5 7

Pts. 6 13 19

Sh 40 67 107

GWG 0 0 0

SOPHOMORE (2008)

Started 19 games while seeing action in all 20 … Named to the All-Sun Belt Second Team … Earned all-tournament accolades at the Tulsa Invitational … Led the team with five assists and 67 shots while placing third with four goals and 13 points … Tallied one-half of her scores in Sun Belt action … Posted a goal to go along with seven shots, including six on frame, against Troy (10/3) … Registered a goal and contributed an assist in the next match against South Alabama (10/5) … Had eight shots, finding the back of the net once, in two games … Recorded the feat in the season opener at Jacksonville State (8/23) and against High Point (9/7) in the Middle Tennessee Classic … Assisted on the game-winning goal at UALR (10/12) … Tallied helpers against Texas Tech (9/5) in the Middle Tennessee Classic, against ULM (10/17) and at North Texas (10/20) … Concluded the campaign by firing six shots versus Florida Atlantic (11/5) in the Sun Belt Tournament match.

FRESHMAN (2007)

PREP NOTES

Rated as one of the top 12 international recruits in 2007 by Soccer Buzz … Played for the 19U Wales National Team … Served as captain for the 16U and 19U Welsh National Teams … Attended Arsenal Academy … Helped lead the Cardiff City Ladies to the Southern Premiership in 2005 … Captured the Welsh Cup with Cardiff in 2004 and 2005.

PERSONAL

Vanessa Mueggler

#5

5-10 • Jr. • D Swansea, Wales/ Oakland College

Born on September 18, 1988 ... Daughter of Delyth and Tony Howells ... Her uncle Colin was a Welsh boxing champion … Majoring in pyschology.

Played in all 20 matches and earned a starting nod 18 times ... Her first career start came in the season opener at ETSU (8/31) … Finished the campaign with two goals and two assists for six points … Tallied her first goal to go along with an assist against FIU (9/30) … Posted her second goal at Troy (10/7) … Added an assist against Tulsa (9/7) in the Middle Tennessee Classic.

PREP NOTES

Rated as one of the top 22 players in Canada ... Attended the National Training Center in November 2006 ... Member of the Canadian National Team … Trained with national prospects at the National Training Center at the 14U, 15U and 16U levels … Participated in the 15U Eastern Camp … Enjoyed high levels of success with the Lac St. Louis Lakers club team, which won championships at the 13U, 14U, 15U and 16U levels … Nominated for league MVP accolades in 2006 … Helped lead the Quebec Provincial Team to a second-place finish at the 14U Canadian Championships as well as fourth-place results at the 15U Canadian Championships and 16U Canadian Championships.

PERSONAL

Born on April 27, 1990 ... Daughter of Cindy Smith and Peter Mueggler ... Nickname is Essa ... Owns a coaching certificate ... Majoring in management and marketing.

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2009 Middle Tennessee Blue Raider Soccer Emily Snowdon

Career Statistics Year GP-GS 2007 18-12 2008 16-12 Totals 34-24

G 0 0 0

A 0 0 0

Charity Blair

#14

5-5 • Jr. • D Colorado Springs, Colo./ Air Academy HS Pts. 0 0 0

Sh 1 3 4

Career Statistics Year GP-GS G 2008 0-0 0 Totals 0-0 0

GWG 0 0 0

SOPHOMORE (2008)

Earned 12 starts among the 16 contests in which she played … Notched three shots, including a pair in league action … Attempts in Sun Belt play came against South Alabama (10/5) and against ULM (10/17) … Other shot was versus Oral Roberts (9/14) in the Tulsa Invitational … Assisted in the defense earning five shutouts in a six-game conference stretch against Troy (10/3), against South Alabama, at UALR (10/12), against ULM and against Louisiana (10/19).

FRESHMAN (2007)

Started her first collegiate match in the season opener at ETSU (8/31) … Concluded the year by starting 12 of the 18 games in which she played … Participated in eight Blue Raider shutouts, including back-to-back blankings in Sun Belt action at ULM (10/21) and against Denver (10/26) … The eight shutouts were the second most in a season in school history … Helped the defense to limit opponents to one goal or less in 75.0 percent (15-of-20) games … Squad surrendered only 24 goals all season.

PREP NOTES

Played for Nancy Sibley … Earned three varsity letters ... Named to the All-Colorado Springs Gazette First Team and to the Metro League First Team ... An Honorable Mention Rocky Mountain News All-State choice ... Regarded as one of the top five defenders in Colorado ... Selected to the Metro League All-Star Game ... Named her high school’s defensive MVP in 2006 ... Led Air Academy to an unbeaten league championship in 2006, in which it allowed only four goals during the regular season.

A 0 0

Pts. 0 0

Sh 0 0

GWG 0 0

FRESHMAN (2008) Did not see any game action.

PREP NOTES

Played for Dave Barrueta … Earned three varsity letters after transferring from Chattanooga Christian School ... Also lettered as a freshman at CCS ... Named to the Tennessee Sports Writers Association’s all-state team in 2007 … A member of the 2007 Chattanooga TimesFree Press squad … Helped lead the team to the state semifinals as a junior … Also a four-year letterwinner in track … Selected to the 2007 allstate team … Won state championships in 2006 and 2007 as a member of the 4x400-meter and 4x800-meter relay teams … Set the school record in the 4x800 with a time of 9:39.26 … Garnered the William D. Jones III Award.

PERSONAL

Born on March 6, 1989 ... Daughter of Jim and Kathy Blair ... Father was a two-time Southern Conference wrestling champion (1974-75) at East Carolina and also served as captain for the Pirates in the 118-pound weight class … Brother Jason was an all-conference soccer standout and played for the PDL Cascade Surge in Oregon in 2005, helping lead the squad to the conference finals … Brother Justin was a two-time high school state wrestling champion … Wants to become a nutrition specialist, possibly for a sports team after graduation … Lists singing, artistic drawings, paintings, crafts, shopping and baking among her hobbies … Majoring in human science.

PERSONAL

Born on March 22, 1989 ... Daughter of Jeff and Denise Snowdon ... Father played professional baseball in the Minnesota Twins minor league organization for four years … Nickname is Em ... Wants to complete a mission trip to Africa after graduation … Majoring in English.

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#24

5-5 • So. • D Chattanooga, Tenn./ Girls Preparatory School

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2009 Middle Tennessee Blue Raider Soccer Jenna Bowers

Career Statistics Year GP-GS G 2008 3-0 0 Totals 3-0 0

Rebecca Cushing

#23

5-7 • So. • D Chandler, Ariz./ Seton Catholic HS

A 0 0

Pts. 0 0

Sh 0 0

Career Statistics Year GP-GS Mins. Saves 2008 1-0 13:36 0 Totals 1-0 13:36 0

GWG 0 0

FRESHMAN (2008)

Saw action during three matches, all in Sun Belt play … First career game was against South Alabama (10/5) … Also stepped onto the field for league contests at Arkansas State (10/10) and against ULM (10/17) … Assisted the defense in posting shutouts in two of the three games.

PREP NOTES

Played for coach Casey Tate … Earned four varsity letters ... Named to the all-state team all four years … Set the school record for most goals and points by a defender with 13 goals and two assists for 28 points … A three-time all-region pick … Garnered the AIA Scholar-Athlete Award three times … Chosen as the school’s Defender of the Year and its team MVP … Helped lead her high school to four-straight state championship game appearances, winning the crown from 2005-07 before falling in the finals her senior campaign … Squad posted a cumulative 83-16-2 record during her tenure and won the region championship all four seasons … A three-year member of the National Honor Society.

#0

5-5 • So. • GK Lone Tree, Colo./ SMU

GAA 6.62 6.62

ShO Record 0 0-0-0 0 0-0-0

FRESHMAN (2008)

Was a member of the SMU squad … Played in one game, against Prairie View A&M (9/5) … Saw action for 13:36 in the cage.

PREP NOTES

Played for coach Theresa Echtermeyer … a two-time All-Continental League Second Team honoree and two-time Honorable Mention selection … Helped lead her high school to the 2005 5A state crown … Served as the team captain her senior year … A four-year letterwinner … Member of the Colorado club ODP pool … Assisted in leading the Colorado United club team to the Colorado state championship … Was the team captain from 2003-08 … Served as head coach for Unified Soccer and Basketball for players with special needs in 2007 and 2008 … Also a two-year member of the swim team … Ranked 13th in the state for Speech and Debate … Received Academic Team First Team accolades all four years for soccer and swimming … A member of the 5A Academic Champions from 2004-06.

PERSONAL

Born on August 4, 1989 … Daughter of Harry and Nancy Cushing … Cousin Tom played in the National Football League with the Dallas Cowboys (1978) and Houston Oilers (1979) … He was a member of the Super Bowl champions with the Cowboys … Nickname is Becca … Wants to attend graduate school to earn her master’s degree … Lists soccer, skiing, hiking, working out and playing cards as hobbies … Majoring in management and marketing.

PERSONAL

Born on April 1, 1990 ... Daughter of and Chester (Chet) and Edythe Bowers ... Father was a four-year letterwinner at Bowling Green in track and cross country … Lists listening to music, watching “The Office” and photography among her hobbies … Majoring in chemistry.

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2009 Middle Tennessee Blue Raider Soccer Shan Jones

Career Statistics Year GP-GS G 2008 20-19 11 Totals 20-19 11

A 2 2

Pts. 24 24

Sh 64 64

Garnered a start in 19 of the 20 matches in which she played … Selected as the Sun Belt Freshman of the Year … Picked to the All-Sun Belt First Team … Named to the Soccer Buzz Central Region All-Freshmen Team … Finished as the team’s leader with 11 goals, 24 points, five game-winning goals and 32 shots on goal … Was second on the squad with 64 shots … Tallied game-winning goals at Tulsa (9/12) in the Tulsa Invitational, against Mississippi (9/19), at FIU (9/28), against Troy (10/3) and against Louisiana (10/19) … Collected the team’s only score for her first career goal against Vanderbilt (8/29) … Added a goal in each game of the Middle Tennessee Classic, against Texas Tech (9/5) and against High Point (9/7) … Also found the back of the net in Sun Belt action against South Alabama (10/5) and ULM (10/17) … Scored the game-tying goal at Arkansas State (10/10) … Opened career with an assist at Jacksonville State (8/23) in the season opener … Added an assist at FIU … Fired a season-high six shots in three games, including against Texas Tech, in the regular-season finale against Western Kentucky (10/31) and in the Sun Belt Tournament match versus Florida Atlantic (11/5).

PREP NOTES

Played for coach Tania Jones ... Served as team captain ... Earned letters in soccer and rounders ... Led the soccer team in scoring ... Set school records in the 100 meters, 200m and 1500m ... Played for the Seniors, 19U and 17U Caernarfon Ladies Club squads.

Born on November 7, 1990 ... Daughter of Lynn Jones and Kevin Jones ... Enjoys reading and athletics as hobbies … Wants to play professional soccer and become a dietician after college … Nickname is speedy … Majoring in pyschology.

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#2

5-8 • So. • M White House, Tenn./ Goodpasture Christian HS Career Statistics Year GP-GS G 2008 14-1 0 Totals 14-1 0

GWG 5 5

FRESHMAN (2008)

PERSONAL

Laura Lamberth

#10

5-4 • So. • F Y Felinheli, Wales/ Sir Hugh Owen School

A 0 0

Pts. 0 0

Sh 9 9

GWG 0 0

FRESHMAN (2008)

Saw action in 14 games, earning one start … Her start came against Belmont (8/31) … Registered a pair of shots against the Bruins … Notched a shot in three league contests in a four-game stretch at Arkansas State (10/10), against ULM (10/17) and against Louisiana (10/19) … Also had a shot in league play at Florida Atlantic (9/28) … Made her first career appearance and posted two shots in the season opener at Jacksonville State (8/23).

PREP NOTES

Played for coaches Lindsey Judd (2003-06) and Bryan Ayers (2007) ... Became the first Goodpasture female player to receive NCAA Division I soccer scholarship ... Named to the 2007 Tennessee Sports Writers Association All-State Team … Selected to the Tennessee Athletic Coaches Association All-State Team in 2006 and 2007 … A five-year starter … An all-district choice four times … Holds eight school records, including career goals (88), career assists (44) and most four-goal games in a career (six) … Also set school single-season standards of goals (28 in 2007), assists (13) and most four-goal games (3 in 2007) … Single-game school marks include most goals (six versus Portland HS in 2006) and assists (four) … Garnered team MVP accolades from 2005-07 … Served as the team’s captain during the same three-year span … Also started for the basketball team from 2004-06 … Member of the Tennessee State ODP team from 2002-07 … Attended ODP Region III Camp from 2004-06 … Helped lead her club team, Brentwood Real Madrid, to the Tennessee state championship in 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007 … Squad captured the Germantown Invitational crown from 2003-05 … A member of the National Honor Society from 2005-07 and Who’s Who Among American High School Students … Active with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes from 2004-07.

PERSONAL

Born February 14, 1990 … Daughter of Barry and Beverley Lamberth … Nickname is LL … Lists basketball among her hobbies … After graduation plans to train premier athletes and become a college soccer coach … Majoring in health and human performance.

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2009 Middle Tennessee Blue Raider Soccer Luisa Moscoso

Career Statistics Year GP-GS G 2008 19-1 0 Totals 19-1 0

A 0 0

Pts. 0 0

Sh 7 7

Earned one start among the 19 games in which she played … Her start was against High Point (9/7) during the Middle Tennessee Classic … Only match in which she did not see the field was in the season opener at Jacksonville State (8/23) … Registered three shots, including a pair on goal, at North Texas (10/20) … Added attempts in league play against Louisiana (10/19) and against Western Kentucky (10/31) … Contributed a shot against Texas Tech (9/5) during the Middle Tennessee Classic.

PREP NOTES

Played for the Columbian 20U National Team beginning in 2005 ... Saw action with the Columbian Senior National Team in 2006 ... Competed throughout South America with a Bogotá select team from 2004-07, comprised of the top players from the Bogotá metropolitan area ... Led the select squad with 20 goals.

Born on September 17, 1989 ... Daughter of Clara Ines Mejia and Humberto Moscoso ... Lists soccer and athletics as hobbies … Majoring in political science.

#22

5-6 • So. • D Huntsville, Ala./ Grissom HS

Career Statistics Year GP-GS G 2008 7-6 0 Totals 7-6 0

GWG 0 0

FRESHMAN (2008)

PERSONAL

Elisabeth Sikes

#25

5-7 • So. • M/F Bogotá, Columbia/ La Salle School

A 0 0

Pts. 0 0

Sh 2 2

GWG 0 0

FRESHMAN 2008)

Played in seven games, earning six starts … Tallied two shots on goal against Belmont (8/31) in her first career start … Was on the field for the first time against Vanderbilt (8/29) … Earned starts in both games of the Middle Tennessee Classic against Texas Tech (9/5) and against High Point (9/7) … Started both matches of the Tulsa Invitational the following weekend at Tulsa (9/12) and versus Oral Roberts (9/14) … Garnered a starting role in the home contest against Mississippi (9/19).

PREP NOTES

Played for coach Craig Maples … Earned four varsity letters in soccer and one in crosscountry ... Named MVP of the Class 6A state championship in 2007, helping lead her high school to the tournament title ... Selected as a 2007 Honorable Mention all-state pick … Chosen to play in the 2007 North/South All-Star Game ... Named her high school’s Best Defender in 2006 and 2007 … Tabbed as its MVP in 2007 ... In 2006, received first team all-city and Super All-Metro accolades … Presented with the Brendan O’Halloran Coaches Award in 2006 ... Named her high school’s Rookie of the Year in 2005 ... An all-tournament honoree at the 2005 Lakeshore Shootout ... Member of the State ODP ’90 in 2004 and 2005 ... Helped coach the Grissom Soccer Camp in 2006 ... A member of the National Honor Society and listed in Who’s Who Among American High School Students … Winner of a National Award by the Piano Teachers Guild for 11 years and by the Flute Teachers Guild five years.

PERSONAL

Born on January 24, 1990 ... Daughter of John and Mary Sikes ... Father played college baseball for four years … Nickname is Bit … Includes singing, piano and flute among her hobbies … Major is undecided.

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2009 Middle Tennessee Blue Raider Soccer Hope Suominen

Career Statistics Year GP-GS G 2008 20-20 3 Totals 20-20 3

Regina Thomas

#4

5-3 • So. • M Pontypridd, Wales/ Oakland College

A 3 3

Pts. 9 9

Sh 31 31

5-3 • So. • F Centennial, Colo./ Adams State

#11

GWG 1 1

FRESHMAN (2008) FRESHMAN (2008)

Started all 20 contests … Tallied first career goal against South Alabama (10/5) … An all-tournament team honoree at the Tulsa Invitational … Added score with an assist against ULM (10/17) … Recorded the team’s only goal in the Sun Belt Tournament match versus Florida Atlantic (11/5) … Notched her first career assist against High Point (9/7) in the Middle Tennessee Classic … Posted an assist to go along with three shots at Arkansas State (10/10) … Fired a career-high six shots against Troy (10/3) … Attempted three shots in the season opener at Jacksonville State (8/23).

PREP NOTES

Played for coach Emma Hayes .... Competed with the 16U and 19U Welsh International teams ... Named to the Wales 14U and 16U Rounders Development squads ... Earned the Young Player Award in 2007 and also the County Cup the same season.

Attended Adams State in Alamosa, Colo. … Did not see game action for the Grizzlies.

PREP NOTES

Played for coach Bruce Brown … Selected to the 2008 all-state team by the Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News … Picked as an all-state choice by the Colorado Coaches Association in 2008 … Tabbed a All-Centennial League Second Team honoree following her senior campaign in which she scored 23 goals and added 13 assists for 59 points … Chosen to play in the 2008 high school state all-star game … Was her high school’s leading scorer for three straight years (2005-07) ... Led the squad in assists all four seasons … Served as the team captain in 2008, leading the team to the 5A state title, the first in school history … Earned a starting role all four years … Selected as the 2007 Mile High Fever Tournament MVP … Saw action with the Colorado Real National club team … Named the 2008 adidas State Cup MVP … Helped lead the 18U team to a runner-up finish at the 2007 State Cup … Member of the Colorado ODP Team from 2001-07 … Participated in the ODP Region Pool … A President’s Award winner in high school … Selected as a 2007 Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Student of the Year and won second place in the culinary competition at the FCCLA Star Event.

PERSONAL

Born on December 10, 1989 … Daughter of Curtis Jr. and Dawn Thomas … Father played football and ran track at Central Missouri … Has four cousins who have played collegiate football, including one who reached the NFL with the Detroit Lions … Nickname is Gina … Wants to pursue experimental or clinical psychology after graduation … Lists going to the movies and hanging out with friends as hobbies … Majoring in business communication.

PERSONAL

Born on May 27, 1990 ... Daughter of Julia Evans and Tom Timewell ... Nickname is Hopeless … Lists watching soccer and listening to music as her hobbies … Wants to continue playing soccer at a very high level and eventually coach after graduation … Majoring in pyschology.

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Upperclassmen Player Bios

2009 Middle Tennessee Blue Raider Soccer Jessica Heckman

Alyssa Palmacci

#16

5-5 • R-Fr. • D Overland Park, Kan./ St. Thomas Aquinas HS

FRESHMAN (2008)

5-4 • R-Fr. • F Plano, Texas/ Prestonwood Christian Academy

#26

FRESHMAN (2008)

Redshirted after season-ending injury.

Redshirted after season-ending injury.

PREP NOTES

Played for coach Craig Erving ... Helped lead her high school to the Kansas state finals four straight years, winning three consecutive crowns (6A in 2004 and 5A in 2005 and 2006) … Squad was the state runnerup in 2007 ... Her 2006 team was 18-1-2 and ranked No. 7 nationally in the final Rivals poll ... Played as a wingback defender on its stingy defense … Played club for KCFC Alliance Jazz, a team which was a Kansas State Club finalist in 2007 … team captured the 2002 and 2003 championships before a three-year run as state semifinalists.

PERSONAL

Born on October 22, 1989 ... Daughter of Elizabeth (Liz) Eveler and Thomas Heckman ... Father was a four-year baseball player at Missouri, where he was an Honorable Mention All-American in 1981 and three-time All-Big 8 Conference First Team selection … He was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals out of high school and the Oakland Athletics out of college … Wants to enter graduate school for dentistry after completing her MT career … Lists watching movies and hanging out with friends as hobbies … Majoring in chemistry.

PREP NOTES

Played for coach April Webb ... Scored 101 goals in her fouryear career ... Named a Private High School All-American in 2006 and 2007 … Selected to the all-state team in 2006 and 2007 … Tabbed an all-district honoree as a junior and senior … Was the top goal scorer in the state in each of her last two seasons … Listed among the top players to watch by the Dallas Morning News … Also played softball and was an alldistrict choice in 2007.

PERSONAL

Born on August 20, 1989 ... Daughter of Greg and Julie Palmacci ... After graduation wants to be a care provider for mentally challenged and less fortunate people … Enjoys playing with her ferret as a hobby … Majoring in nursing.

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2009 Middle Tennessee Blue Raider Soccer Jessica Gilchrist 5-11 • Fr. • GK McKinney, Texas Boyd HS

#00

PREP NOTES

Played for coach Jimmie Lankford … Selected as the 2008 District 15-4A Goalkeeper of the Year … Named to the All-McKinney Second Team as a senior … Led her high school to the 4A state title her final campaign … Team posted 20 shutouts, including four in the state playoffs, on its way to a 22-2-1 record and No. 3 national ranking by the NSCAA her junior season … Tabbed a 2007 all-district first team honoree and All-McKinney Second Team … Selected as a McKinney News Player of the Week in February 2007 … Presented with the Academic Excellence Award in 2006-07 … Earned the Queen of Athletics Award in 2008 … Played club for the Dallas Texans.

PERSONAL

Born on December 31, 1990 … Daughter of Don and Pat Gilchrist … Nickname is Jess … Wants to become a special education teacher after graduation … Enjoys staying active for a hobby … Majoring in elementary and special education.

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Paige Goeglein

5-2 • Fr. • M/F Fort Wayne, Ind./ Concordia Lutheran HS

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PREP NOTES

Played for coach Glenn Harkenrider … Picked as a Player to Watch by TopDraw erSoccer.com … An all-state second team choice in 2008 and Honorable Mention pick in 2007 … Selected to the all-district team as a junior and senior … Tabbed to the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel All-Area Team in 2008 after netting 23 goals and adding four assists for 50 points in just 13 games … An October 2008 WPTA-TV Scholar-Athlete of the Week … Earned conference player of the year accolades her junior campaign after finishing 10th in the state with 4.2 points per game, scoring 29 goals and adding five assists for 63 points … Participated with the Super Y League National ODP Team in 2008 … Played club with the Fort Wayne Fever … Member of the National Honor Society … Honored as an Indiana All-State Academic pick … Received the McMillen Award, which is her high school’s top freshman athlete/academic award … A member of the Honor Roll.

PERSONAL

Born on May 25, 1991 ... Daughter of Andrew and Chris Goeglein ... Lists hobbies as volunteering with youth soccer and basketball programs … Wants to work in the medical field and stay involved with soccer after graduation … Majoring in chemistry.

Freshmen Player Bios

2009 Middle Tennessee Blue Raider Soccer Emily Hancock

5-2 • Fr. • D Swansea, Wales/ Bishop Gore School

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PREP NOTES

Played for coach Amanda George … Served as the team captain … Earned 11 caps with the Football Association of Wales 19U Team … Named to the Welsh UEFA 19U Championship Team in 2008, which competed in Sweden and battled against Latvia and Croatia … Played club for the Swansea City Ladies FC … Was the County champion in cross country during the 2004 campaign … Holds school records in the 800 meters and 1500m.

PERSONAL

Whitney Jorgenson

Born on April 9, 1991 ... Daughter of Alan and Tracy Hancock ... Her sister is currently taking part in the Welsh National Development squad … Lists keeping fit, listening to music and drawing Disney characters as her hobbies … Wants to become a teacher within sports and continue playing soccer at a very high level after graduation … Majoring in health and human performance.

5-4 • Fr. • M/F Olathe, Kan./ Northwest HS

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PREP NOTES

Played for coach Chris Graham … A 2008 and 2009 6A all-state first team selection … Member of the All-Sunflower Conference First Team in 2007, 2008 and 2009 … Tabbed as an all-city choice in 2006, 2007 and 2008 … Picked as a NEKSCA first team honoree in 2008 and 2009 and second team recognition in 2007 … Played club with the KCFC Alliance Jazz … Team was a finalist at the 2007 Kansas State Cup and 2006 semifinalist … Squad also won the 2007 Midwest Regional League, Score at the Shore in Tampa, Fla., and the 2006 Best of the Midwest and Germantown Invitational in Memphis … Also lettered two times in cross country and once in basketball … Voted as the 2005 school’s Most Athletic Female … Holds school record in the 200 meters, 400m and 800m … Earned Honor Roll mention since 2003 … Presented with the Bulldog Excellence Award.

PERSONAL

Born on March 4, 1991 ... Daughter of Phil and Darla Jorgenson ... Father played basketball and was a captain at South Dakota State … Lists any kind of sport as a hobby … Majoring in health and human performance.

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2009 Middle Tennessee Blue Raider Soccer Allison Stallard

5-6 • Fr. • M Colleyville, Texas/ Covenant Christian Academy

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Support Staff Katie Abundiz Strength & Conditioning

PREP NOTES

Played for coach Angie Moss … A three-time all-state choice, including first-team honors in 2007, 2008 and 2009 and second-team mention in 2006 … Picked as a first team all-district member four-straight seasons … Garnered 2008 and 2009 district offensive MVP accolades … Tallied 50 goals and 78 assists for 178 points during her first three years … Earned all-tournament honors at the 2009 TAPPS event … Named the district newcomer of the year in 2006 … An All-State Academic choice in 2008 … Played club soccer with D’Feeters … Also participated with her high school’s basketball, cross country and track teams … Helped lead the basketball team to the 2006 state championship and track team to 2006, 2007 and 2008 state crowns … Won state individual titles in the 4x100-meter relay three times and the 4x200-meter relay twice … A member of the National Junior Honor Society, Summa Cum Lauda Honor Roll and Fellowship of Christian Athletes … Active with the yearbook staff for two years.

Hilarie Buck Sports Medicine

PERSONAL

Born on June 13, 1991 ... Daughter of Steve and Jill Stallard ... Father played football at Missouri Southern and mother played basketball and softball at Emporia State … Sister Julia plays soccer at Army … Majoring in management and marketing.

Roxanne Forth Administrative Assistant

Matt Patterson Sports Marketing

Nathan Snell Student Manager

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2009 Middle Tennessee Blue Raider Soccer

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2009 Coaching Staff

Head Coach Aston Rhoden............. 38-39 Assistant Coach Michael Baker............. 40 Graduate Assistant Debs Brereton....... 40 37

2009 Middle Tennessee Blue Raider Soccer Aston Rhoden has led Middle Tennessee’s soccer program to unprecedented success since taking the reins in 2002, and, proving to be a well-rounded leader, his program has excelled in every area entering his eighth season in 2009. Already the all-time winningest coach in program history with a mark of 82-45-15, Rhoden has seen his Blue Raider teams secure double-figure victories in six of the previous seven seasons, including a school-record 17 wins in 2006. Middle Tennessee’s team has earned the NSCAA Academic Award in each of his seven seasons. Indeed, the Rhoden era has been one of on-field accomplishments and academic achievements. The two-time Sun Belt Conference Coach of the Year led the Blue Raiders to their first conference championship in 2004 when they won the Sun Belt, and Middle Tennessee has strung together six-straight winning seasons for the first time in program history entering this fall. Rhoden notched his 100th career win in Middle Tennessee’s 3-1 win against Western Kentucky (10/27/06). Rhoden’s coaching has elevated his players to high levels of success and Middle Tennessee’s fast-paced, attacking style has not only resulted in a top-notch defensive squad, but fans were also awed by an offensive unit rated third nationally in scoring offense in 2006. Middle Tennessee’s 17-4 record also produced the nation’s eighth-best winning percentage (.810) that season. The high-octane Middle Tennessee offense established single-season records for points (222), goals (76) and assists (66) in 2006. Highscoring offenses under Rhoden are nothing new: the Blue Raiders were No. 3 nationally in scoring in 2004 and they ranked among the top 25 nationally in 2005. The Blue Raiders also earned the program’s first regional ranking in 2006. They broke into the Soccer Buzz regional ranking after a 14-2 start and finished the 2006 campaign ranked No. 14 in the final Central Region poll. Under Rhoden’s direction, Middle Tennessee has proven to be a record-setting program in all aspects of the game. The singleseason records for wins, shots, goals, assists, points, least goals allowed, goals against average and shutouts all have been established under his watch. Middle Tennessee has become one of the premier teams in the Sun Belt under Rhoden, whose squads are 44-14-8 in conference play. Rhoden’s solid work has been rewarded with Sun Belt Conference Coach of the Year honors in 2003 and 2004. His players have excelled on the field and in the classroom. Rhoden signed the SBC Newcomer of the Year in each of his first four seasons, and Soccer Buzz rated the 2005 signing class No. 1 in the Sun Belt and among the top 55 classes nationally. Additionally, the 2006-08 signing classes were named to the top 25 in the Central Region by the online publication. Rhoden produced the Sun Belt’s Player of the Year in 2004 when Debs Brereton became 38

the first player in school history to be so honored, and 28 of his players have earned all-conference honors during the past five seasons. Under his watch, Soccer Buzz has named eight Middle Tennessee players to the All-Central Region Team and three players have earned recognition on the Soccer Buzz Elite Team of the Week. Rhoden also has had a player selected to the Central Region AllFreshman Team by Soccer Buzz, while another was selected as the NSCAA National Player of the Week. Middle Tennessee’s run to the Sun Belt Conference championship in 2004 was another example of Rhoden’s ability to enable players to flourish under his system. Rhoden also has developed the top five all-time leading goal producers in program history as well as 11 first-team All-Sun Belt players, one SBC Player of the Year, three SBC Freshmen of the Year, four SBC Newcomers of the Year and 14 Sun Belt Player of the Week selections. Rhoden coached two players at Middle Tennessee who earned spots on the All-Time Sun Belt 30-Year Anniversary Team (Laura Miguez, Debs Brereton). Success in recruiting has led to Middle Tennessee’s elevated success on the field and to improved attendance in each of Rhoden’s seasons. The Blue Raiders set a single-game attendance record when 1,309 attended the 2006 opener against Southern Miss. The previous high for single-game attendance was 1,285 against Vanderbilt in 2005.

Head Coach Aston Rhoden

2009 Middle Tennessee Blue Raider Soccer Perhaps fans continue to flock to Blue Raider Field in record numbers because Rhoden’s teams have rarely disappointed on the home turf. The Blue Raiders are 50-10-4 at home under Rhoden, including two perfect seasons (9-0 in 2004 and 10-0 in 2006). The Blue Raiders had a 23-match home win streak snapped during the 2007 season but still managed to finish 6-1-1 on the home turf. Not only does Rhoden emphasize winning on the field and in the weight room, but he also stresses excelling in the classroom. Seventy-six of his student-athletes have earned All-SBC academic accolades during the previous seven seasons, and he has had four players selected to the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District IV Team. In addition, Middle Tennessee has earned the prestigious NSCAA Academic Award seven consecutive years under Rhoden. Teams must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher to be considered. He also has had two players selected to the NSCAA South Region All-Scholar Team. Rhoden became head coach at Middle Tennessee after serving in the same capacity for five varsity seasons at North Alabama in Florence, Ala. Rhoden started the North Alabama program from scratch, playing the first season as a club team before moving to varsity status in his second year at the helm. He compiled 39 wins during his tenure at UNA, including a pair of 11-win campaigns. Rhoden was hired at UNA after serving as staff coach for the Alabama Youth Soccer Association and as an assistant soccer coach at Randolph High School in Huntsville, Ala. He also served as director of coaching for the Rocket City Kicks Soccer Club in Huntsville and is currently a staff coach for the Tennessee Olympic Development Program (ODP). The Jamaica native received his bachelor’s degree in computer science and mathematics from the University of Alabama-Huntsville in 1989. He holds a National “A” Coaching License from the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) as well as the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Premier Diploma. Rhoden played collegiately at Alabama-Huntsville, where he earned numerous athletic and academic awards. Prior to his four-year playing career at UAH, Rhoden played with the youth national team of Jamaica as well as Real Mona FC. Rhoden and his wife, Tara, live in Murfreesboro with their daughter, Ashley.

Year 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Overall

Rhoden Year-by-Year at Middle Tennessee Overall 8-12-1 12-7-2 13-4-2 13-5-2 17-4-0 10-5-5 9-8-3 82-45-15

Rhoden vs. all opponents Alabama Alabama A&M Alabama-Huntsville Arkansas State Auburn Austin Peay Barry Belmont Birmingham-Southern Bryan Carson-Newman Central Arkansas Christian Brothers Clayton State Clemson Denver Drury Eastern Illinois Emory Erskine ETSU Evansville FIU Florida Atlantic Gardner-Webb Georgia Georgia State Harding High Point Huntingdon Jacksonville State Lambuth Lander Lee Lincoln Memorial Lipscomb Long Beach State Louisiana Mars Hill

0-2-0 5-1-0 2-3-0 6-1-1 0-1-0 2-0-0 0-1-0 3-4-0 1-3-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 4-0-0 2-3-0 4-1-0 1-0-0 3-4-0 0-0-1 0-1-0 0-1-0 0-1-0 1-0-1 2-0-0 5-2-1 2-2-0 1-1-0 0-1-0 1-1-0 4-1-0 0-1-0 1-0-0 1-0-1 2-0-0 1-1-0 0-1-0 0-7-0 6-0-0 0-1-0 6-1-0 0-2-0

Martin Methodist 4-1-0 Memphis 1-1-0 Mercer 1-0-0 Mississippi 1-2-0 Mississippi State 1-2-0 Missouri State 0-2-0 Montevallo 1-3-1 Mount Olive 0-1-0 Murray State 1-0-0 North Georgia 2-0-0 North Texas 4-5-1 Oglethorpe 0-1-0 Oklahoma 0-0-1 Oral Roberts 0-1-0 Ouachita Baptist 2-1-0 Piedmont 0-1-0 Saint Leo 0-1-0 Samford 1-0-0 South Alabama 4-4-1 Southern Miss 1-2-0 Spring Hill 1-0-0 Stetson 1-0-0 Tampa 0-1-0 Tennessee 0-1-0 Tennessee Tech 2-2-0 Tennessee Wesleyan 1-1-0 Texas Tech 0-0-1 Troy 4-0-1 Tulane 0-1-0 Tulsa 2-0-0 Tusculum 0-2-0 UALR 8-0-1 ULM 4-0-0 USC Aiken 1-1-0 UT-Martin 1-1-0 Vanderbilt 0-3-0 West Florida 0-5-0 Western Carolina 1-0-0 Western Kentucky 3-0-4 Overall Record 121-95-16

Sun Belt 3-5-0 5-1-2 6-1-1 6-1-2 10-1-0 7-2-2 7-3-1 44-14-8

Head Coach Aston Rhoden

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2009 Middle Tennessee Blue Raider Soccer MICHAEL BAKER ASSISTANT COACH FIRST SEASON Michael Baker is in his first season at Middle Tennessee after joining the Blue Raider coaching staff in June 2009. He previously had spent three years in the same role at Northwestern State. Baker helped lead the Demons to a 9-9-2 mark in 2008 and 29-25-6 overall record during his tenure with Jimmy Mitchell’s squad. In 2006, the Demons’ goalkeepers posted their best goals against average (0.93), allowing just 19 goals in 20 matches. Six of the 19 goals came during Southland Conference action. The team again allowed only six goals in league play during the 2008 campaign. Prior to arriving at NSU, Baker served two years as an assistant coach at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Fla., for both the Triton men’s and women’s programs. He held the interim head men’s coaching title in spring 2006 in addition to being the academic advisor for the athletic department and its game management coordinator for all sports. In addition to his collegiate coaching duties, Baker was a member of a four-person selection group in 2004 which chose the United States Jewish National Team to represent the USA in Israel at the July 2005 World Maccabi Games. The squad captured the gold medal without a loss. A native of Louisville, Ky., Baker began his collegiate career with his hometown Cardinals before transferring and graduating from Western Kentucky in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in agriculture with an emphasis in equine science and a minor in marketing. He then took on the role of volunteer assistant with the Hilltoppers’ women’s team for two seasons where he was in charge of game promotions and helped plan and run the summer camps. He has worked with several high schools and club teams, including the Countryside Lightning, a Nike Premier Club in St. Petersburg. He oversaw the 10U and 13U Girls Premier teams for the organization. Baker also has head coaching experience at Butler County High School, SKY Futbol Club and Mockingbird Valley Soccer Club. Baker holds a USSF “C” and Brazilian “D” coaching licenses, as well as NSCAA Regional, NSCAA National Youth, NSCAA National and NSCAA Goalkeeper Level 1 and 2 diplomas.

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DEBS BRERETON gRADUATE ASSISTANT COACH SECOND SEASON Former Middle Tennessee standout Debs Brereton enters her second season on the Blue Raider soccer staff as a graduate assistant in 2009. Her familiarity with the program and the current coaching staff enable her to provide cohesiveness and she has a strong grasp of what is expected within the Blue Raider soccer program. She is involved in various aspects of the program from player development to on-field training. Brereton played just one season for Middle Tennessee (2004) after transferring from Northeastern State, but that one season proved to be one of the greatest in program history. She became the program’s first – and only – Sun Belt Player of the Year after setting what was then the school record for goals in a season with 19. She also set the then singleseason points record with 47 and her nine assists also are tied for fourth on the single-season chart. Though she played for just one season at Middle Tennessee, Brereton still is among career leaders for points and goals, ranking ninth in each category. In 2004, she not only was named the Sun Belt’s Player of the Year, but also earned first team All-Sun Belt accolades and was named to the AllSun Belt Tournament Team. Brereton was a three-time Sun Belt Player of the Week in 2004 - the most ever by a Blue Raider player in a season. Her strong play helped lead Middle Tennessee to a share of the 2004 Sun Belt championship, its first conference title. She was named to the Sun Belt’s 30-year Anniversary Team and earned a spot on the Soccer Buzz All-Central Region Team. Prior to her return to Middle Tennessee, Brereton served as an assistant soccer coach at Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tenn., for the 2007 campaign. Before beginning her coaching career at Christian Brothers, Brereton played three seasons in the W-League and the WPSL. She led the San Diego Sunwaves to the W-League Western Conference Championship in 2007 when they went 8-3-1. A native of Middlesbrough, England, Brereton led the WPSL’s Tennessee Lady Blues with seven goals in six matches in 2006, helping them finish second in the Midwest Division. In 2005, she scored three goals in two games for the W-League’s Hampton Roads Piranhas before suffering a seasonending injury. Brereton owns a UEFA Level Two Coaching License, as well as a USSF National “C” License. She completed her eligibility at Middle Tennessee in 2004 and earned her bachelor’s degree in 2005. Brereton is engaged and resides in Murfreesboro.

Assistant Coach Michael Baker and Graduate Assistant Debs Brereton

2009 Middle Tennessee Blue Raider Soccer

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2009 Opponents

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2009 Middle Tennessee Blue Raider Soccer Jacksonville State Gamecocks August 16 • 5 p.m. Quick Facts

Location..................................................Jacksonville, Ala. Founded........................................................................1883 Enrollment...................................................................9,061 Conference...................................................... Ohio Valley Colors...........................................................Red and White Facility...................................................... JSU Soccer Field Head Coach.......................................................Julie Davis School Record.................................................. 22-43-8 (4) Overall Record................................................. 26-71-8 (6) 2008 Overall Record...............................................5-10-3 2008 Conference Record........................................ 2-5-1 Starters R/L...................................................................... 4/7 Letterwinners R/L........................................................9/10 Soccer SID..................................................... Fred Sington Phone..........................................................(256) 782-5377 Email......................................................fsington@jsu.edu Website....................... www.jsugamecocksports.com

Schedule

A16.................at Middle Tennessee (exh.) A21...................................................at Mercer A23......................................... North Georgia A29........................ Mississippi Valley State A30....................................................Alabama S4................................................. at Southern S6.....................at Southeastern Louisiana S9............................................ Alabama A&M S13...........................................Nicholls State S18...............................at Western Carolina

at Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles August 21 • 4 p.m. Quick Facts

Exhibition Match

S20.......................................................vs. Elon S23....................................at Alabama State S25............................................ Murray State S27..................................................UT-Martin O2...................................at Morehead State O4................................ at Eastern Kentucky O9.................................................Austin Peay O16..........................at Southeast Missouri O18...................................at Eastern Illinois O23......................................Tennessee Tech

Location................................................. Cookeville, Tenn. Founded........................................................................1915 Enrollment................................................................ 10,796 Conference...................................................... Ohio Valley Colors....................................................... Purple and Gold Facility.................................................... Tech Soccer Field Head Coach...............................................Becky Fletcher School Record.....................................................5-14-1 (1) Overall Record................................................. 13-22-1 (2) 2008 Overall Record...............................................5-14-1 2008 Conference Record........................................ 3-4-1 Starters R/L...................................................................... 7/5 Letterwinners R/L........................................................10/9 Soccer SID...........................................Nick Heidelberger Phone..........................................................(931) 372-3293 Email..................................... heidelberger@tntech.edu Website............................................ www.ttusports.com

Schedule

A22..................................Middle Tennessee A28............................................Chattanooga A30.................................................at Radford S4.......................................at Alabama State S6.............................................vs. Texas State S11................................................at Belmont S13.....................................at UNC Asheville S18...............................................vs. Marshall S20.............................................. at Kentucky S25..................................................UT-Martin

Alabama A&M Bulldogs August 23 • 1 p.m.

Schedule

A21............................................................. Troy A23............................. at Middle Tennessee A28...........................at Southeast Missouri S4.......................................... at Murray State S6........................................vs. Georgia State S9.................................at Jacksonville State S11.................................... vs. Nicholls State S13...................................................... at Duke S18................................................at Belmont S20................................. at Kennesaw State 42

S27............................................ Murray State O2................................ at Eastern Kentucky O4........................................Morehead State O8.................................................. Longwood O11..............................................Austin Peay O16...................................at Eastern Illinois O18..........................at Southeast Missouri O23.............................at Jacksonville State O27............................................ at Lipscomb

at Wright State Raiders August 28 • 6 p.m.

Quick Facts

Location........................................................... Normal, Ala. Founded........................................................................ 1875 Enrollment................................................................... 6,000 Conference.................................Southwestern Athletic Colors................................................... Maroon and White Facility............................................................. Bulldog Field Head Coach...................................................Frank Davies School Record...................................................73-88-9 (9) Overall Record.............................................80-97-10 (11) 2008 Overall Record................................................7-10-2 2008 Conference Record.........................................2-2-1 Starters R/L.......................................................................9/2 Letterwinners R/L........................................................ 13/3 Soccer SID.................................................Jamilah Corbitt Phone.......................................................... (256) 372-4550 Email............................................. jcorbitt33@gmail.com Website....................................... www.aamusports.com

Match 1

Quick Facts

Match 2

O2......................................... Texas Southern O3......................................Prairie View A&M O9...........................................Alabama State O15......................... at Arkansas-Pine Bluff O16.......................................... at Grambling O18.........................................at Austin Peay O23.................................................. Southern O25..........................................Jackson State O30....................................... at Alcorn State N1..................... at Mississippi Valley State

Location........................................................ Dayton, Ohio Founded........................................................................1964 Enrollment................................................................ 16,672 Conference............................................. Horizon League Colors......................................... Hunter Green and Gold Facility..............................................................Alumni Field Head Coach..................................................Pat Ferguson School Record.................................................. 46-23-9 (4) Overall Record............................................ 94-58-20 (12) 2008 Overall Record...............................................10-9-1 2008 Conference Record........................................ 4-3-1 Starters R/L...................................................................... 8/3 Letterwinners R/L........................................................21/6 Soccer SID.................................................Greg Campbell Phone..........................................................(937) 775-4687 Email.................................. greg.campbell@wright.edu Website.........................................www.wsuraiders.com

Schedule

A14............................... Miami (Ohio) (exh.) A21................................................. at Indiana A23.................................................... at Akron A28................................. Middle Tennessee S4......................................................... at IPFW S6...................................................Loyola (Ill.) S10...................................................at Toledo S13..................................................at Dayton S18.................................Western Michigan S20.................................................Valparaiso

2009 Opponents

Match 3

S25........................................Gardner-Webb S27......................................Cleveland State S30......................................at Indiana State O2...................................... Ohio Dominican O4.............................................at Longwood O11........................................................ Butler O16...........................................at Green Bay O18......................................... at Milwaukee O23...........................at Youngstown State O25................................................. at Detroit

2009 Middle Tennessee Blue Raider Soccer at Dayton Flyers August 30 • Noon

Oklahoma Sooners September 4 • 7 p.m.

Quick Facts

Location........................................................ Dayton, Ohio Founded........................................................................1850 Enrollment...................................................................7,700 Conference....................................................... Atlantic 10 Colors............................................................. Red and Blue Facility.............................................................. Baujan Field Head Coach....................................................Mike Tucker School Record...........................................200-79-16 (14) Overall Record..........................................200-79-16 (14) 2008 Overall Record...............................................15-6-1 2008 Conference Record........................................ 8-2-1 Starters R/L...................................................................... 8/3 Letterwinners R/L........................................................16/6 Soccer SID..................................................Krystal Warren Phone..........................................................(937) 229-5240 Email.............................warrenkk@notes.udayton.edu Website......................................www.daytonflyers.com

Schedule

A15.......................................Louisville (exh.) A23............................................at Loyola (Ill.) A28..................................................at Auburn A30..................................Middle Tennessee S4.........................................................vs. Navy S6.................................vs. Western Carolina S11................................................... Ball State S13.............................................Wright State S18.......................................at Miami (Ohio) S25.......................................................Temple

Quick Facts

Match 4

S27.........................at George Washington O2.................................................at Fordham O4....................................................at La Salle O9..................................................... Charlotte O11............................................... Saint Louis O16................................ at St. Bonaventure O18........................................... at Duquesne O23...........................................Rhode Island O25........................................Massachusetts O31........................................................ Xavier

Location.........................................................Norman, Okla. Founded.......................................................................... 1890 Enrollment...................................................................30,092 Conference...................................................................Big 12 Colors...................................................Crimson and Cream Facility................John Crain Field-OU Soccer Complex Head Coach...................................................Nicole Nelson School Record....................................................... 3-15-1 (1) Overall Record................................................. 36-34-10 (4) 2008 Overall Record................................................. 3-15-1 2008 Conference Record...........................................2-7-1 Starters R/L...................................................................... 10/2 Letterwinners R/L.......................................................... 14/5 Soccer SID.........................................................Craig Moran Phone............................................................ (405) 325-6449 Email.......................................................... cmoran@ou.edu Website...................................... www.soonersports.com

Schedule

A14....................................... Arkansas (exh.) A21.........................................Missouri State A23.......................................... Sam Houston A28............................................ Oral Roberts A30...........................................................Tulsa S4............................... at Middle Tennessee S6...............................................at Vanderbilt S11.........................................................at LSU S18.........................................................Lamar S20........................................... Southern Cal

Belmont Bruins September 6 • 1 p.m.

Schedule

A23.......................Southern Indiana (exh.) A28........................................................ at UAB A30..................................................UT-Martin S4............................................... at Vanderbilt S6................................ at Middle Tennessee S11.......................................Tennessee Tech S13.....................................................Samford S16............................................. at Evansville S18......................................... Alabama A&M S24............................................at High Point

S25.......................................................... Texas S27................................................Texas A&M O2................................................at Colorado O4............................................. at Texas Tech O9............................................. at Iowa State O11............................................ at Nebraska O16................................................. at Kansas O18................................................... Missouri O23............................... at Oklahoma State O30........................................................Baylor

at Evansville Purple Aces September 13 • 1 p.m.

Quick Facts

Location....................................................Nashville, Tenn. Founded........................................................................1951 Enrollment...................................................................5,017 Conference.....................................................Atlantic Sun Colors.....................................Navy Blue, Red and White Facility..................................... Whitten Soccer Complex Head Coach....................................................... Lisa Howe School Record................................................37-31-12 (4) Overall Record....................................... 136-128-31 (14) 2008 Overall Record...............................................13-7-3 2008 Conference Record........................................ 6-3-1 Starters R/L...................................................................... 8/1 Letterwinners R/L........................................................17/3 Soccer SID.................................................Kenisha Rhone Phone..........................................................(615) 460-5990 Email...............................kenisha.rhone@belmont.edu Website................................ www.belmontbruins.com

Match 5

Quick Facts

Match 6

S26..............................................at Campbell S29............................................. at Lipscomb O2..............................................................ETSU O4...............................................USC Upstate O9.....................................................at Mercer O11................................ at Kennesaw State O16................................. Florida Gulf Coast O18......................................................Stetson O23........................................at Jacksonville O25..................................... at North Florida

Location........................................................Evansville, Ind. Founded.......................................................................... 1854 Enrollment..................................................................... 2,539 Conference..................................................Missouri Valley Colors.......................................Purple, White and Orange Facility......Black Beauty Field at Arad McCutchan Stadium Head Coach........................................... Krista McKendree School Record....................................................... 13-5-2 (1) Overall Record...................................................... 13-5-2 (1) 2008 Overall Record................................................. 13-5-2 2008 Conference Record...............................................5-1 Starters R/L.........................................................................5/6 Letterwinners R/L.......................................................... 13/9 Soccer SID............................................................ Bob Boxell Phone............................................................ (812) 488-2285 Email.................................................bb33@evansville.edu Website..................................... www.gopurpleaces.com

Schedule

A15.......................................Kentucky (exh.) A18.......................Southern Indiana (exh.) A23...........................at Southeast Missouri A28..................................................at Indiana S4..............................................................IUPUI S6....................................at Morehead State S11..................................Western Kentucky S13..................................Middle Tennessee S16................................................at Belmont S18.........................................................at Troy

2009 Opponents

Match 7

S20.............................................. at Memphis S27.......................................................... Drake S30.........................................Eastern Illinois O2......................................at Northern Iowa O10.........................................Missouri State O14......................................at Indiana State O18........................................at Illinois State O22................................................. at Purdue O25...................................... at Murray State O29.................................................Creighton 43

2009 Middle Tennessee Blue Raider Soccer at Austin Peay Lady Govs September 18 • 7 p.m.

FIU Golden Panthers September 25 • 7 p.m.

Quick Facts

Location..................................................Clarksville, Tenn. Founded........................................................................1927 Enrollment...................................................................9,401 Conference...................................................... Ohio Valley Colors...........................................................Red and White Facility............................Morgan Brothers Soccer Field Head Coach.....................................................Kelley Guth School Record................................................39-79-13 (7) Overall Record...............................................39-79-13 (7) 2008 Overall Record...............................................4-12-3 2008 Conference Record........................................ 1-4-3 Starters R/L...................................................................... 8/3 Letterwinners R/L........................................................14/4 Soccer SID...............................................Alaric Klinghard Phone..........................................................(931) 221-7561 Email............................................. klingharda@apsu.edu Website........................................ www.letsgopeay.com

Schedule

A14.............................................Bethel (exh.) A17............. at Alabama-Huntsville (exh.) A21............................................. at Lipscomb A28................................... vs. Missouri State A30.............................................. vs. Air Force S1.................................Cumberland (Tenn.) S4.................................. Arkansas-Pine Bluff S11......................................................... at USF S13............................. at Florida Gulf Coast S18..................................Middle Tennessee

Quick Facts

Match 8

S20.......................................at Chattanooga S25......................................Morehead State S27................................... Eastern Kentucky O2.............................at Southeast Missouri O4......................................at Eastern Illinois O9................................at Jacksonville State O11................................. at Tennessee Tech O16................................... SIU-Edwardsville O23........................................... Murray State O25.................................................UT-Martin

Location.............................................................. Miami, Fla. Founded........................................................................ 1965 Enrollment.................................................................39,146 Conference.............................................................Sun Belt Colors............................................................ Blue and Gold Facility..........................................................University Park Head Coach....................................... Thomas Chestnutt School Record..................................................... 7-23-6 (2) Overall Record.................................................... 7-23-6 (2) 2008 Overall Record................................................4-12-3 2008 Conference Record.........................................4-4-3 Starters R/L.......................................................................8/3 Letterwinners R/L........................................................ 14/5 Soccer SID....................................................................... TBA Phone................................................................................ TBA Email................................................................................. TBA Website............................................. www.fiusports.com

Schedule

A21..................................................at Stetson A28................................................... at Florida A30.................................. Florida Gulf Coast S4............................................................ at USF S6.......................................................... vs. UCF S11...................................................... Cal Poly S13........................................... North Florida S20....................................................Arkansas S25............................. at Middle Tennessee S27.............................at Western Kentucky

Florida Atlantic Owls September 27 • Noon Quick Facts

Match 10

Schedule

A28......................................................... at USF A30................................................... Ball State S4....................................................at Georgia S6.................................................vs. Clemson S11........................................... North Florida S13...................................................... Cal Poly S18....................................................Arkansas S20................................................ Mississippi S25.............................at Western Kentucky S27............................. at Middle Tennessee 44

O2......................................................... Denver O4................................................ North Texas O9.....................................................Louisiana O11............................................................ULM O16................................. at South Alabama O18........................................................at Troy O23.......................................................... UALR O25........................................Arkansas State O30...................................... Florida Atlantic

at Troy Trojans October 2 • 3 p.m.

Quick Facts

Location................................................... Boca Raton, Fla. Founded........................................................................1961 Enrollment................................................................ 26,000 Conference............................................................ Sun Belt Colors............................................................. Blue and Red Facility..............................................FAU Soccer Complex Head Coach.................................................. Brian Dooley School Record...........................................117-63-12 (10) Overall Record..........................................170-75-16 (14) 2008 Overall Record...............................................7-10-2 2008 Conference Record........................................ 5-4-2 Starters R/L...................................................................... 7/4 Letterwinners R/L..................................................... 17/12 Soccer SID................................................. Nick Mirkovich Phone..........................................................(561) 756-0653 Email.................................................... nmirkovi@fau.edu Website............................................www.fausports.com

Match 9

Location..................................................................Troy, Ala. Founded........................................................................ 1887 Enrollment.................................................................28,255 Conference.............................................................Sun Belt Colors.......................................Cardinal, Silver and Black Facility..........................................Trojan Soccer Complex Head Coach.................................................. Chris Bentley School Record........................................................8-9-3 (1) Overall Record.......................................................8-9-3 (1) 2008 Overall Record..................................................8-9-3 2008 Conference Record.........................................3-7-1 Starters R/L.......................................................................6/3 Letterwinners R/L........................................................ 16/4 Soccer SID............................................Kerrie Marcouiller Phone.......................................................... (334) 670-5655 Email............................................ kmarcouiller@troy.edu Website......................................... www.troytrojans.com

Match 11

Schedule O2................................................ North Texas O4......................................................... Denver O9...............................................................ULM O11..................................................Louisiana O16........................................................at Troy O18................................. at South Alabama O23........................................Arkansas State O25.......................................................... UALR O30......................................................... at FIU

A21.................................... at Alabama A&M A28..................at Southeastern Louisiana A30......................................at Nicholls State S2..................................................... Lipscomb S4............................................Alabama State S11................................at Mississippi State S13................... at Mississippi Valley State S18.................................................. Evansville S25...................................................... at UALR S27....................................at Arkansas State

2009 Opponents

O2....................................Middle Tennessee O4....................................Western Kentucky O9.................................................... at Denver O11........................................ at North Texas O16...................................... Florida Atlantic O18.............................................................. FIU O23..................................................Louisiana O25............................................................ULM O30......................................South Alabama

2009 Middle Tennessee Blue Raider Soccer at South Alabama Lady Jaguars October 4 • 1 p.m. Quick Facts

Location........................................................... Mobile, Ala. Founded........................................................................1963 Enrollment................................................................ 14,279 Conference............................................................ Sun Belt Colors................................................Red, Blue and White Facility.................................................................... The Cage Head Coach......................................................Mike Varga School Record............................................. 93-87-18 (10) Overall Record....................................... 158-113-25 (15) 2008 Overall Record...............................................6-11-3 2008 Conference Record........................................ 4-4-3 Starters R/L...................................................................... 9/2 Letterwinners R/L........................................................21/9 Soccer SID.................................................Charlie Nichols Phone..........................................................(251) 414-8017 Email.............................. charlesnichols@usouthal.edu Website.........................................www.usajaguars.com

Schedule

A22.................................... at Southern Miss A28........................................at Florida State A30..................................................at Auburn S4........................................Mississippi State S6.................................................. at Alabama S11..............................................Jacksonville S13.......................................................Stetson S18......................................at Georgia State S20................................... at South Carolina S25....................................at Arkansas State

Arkansas State Red Wolves October 9 • 7 p.m. Quick Facts

Match 12

S27...................................................... at UALR O2....................................Western Kentucky O4....................................Middle Tennessee O9........................................... at North Texas O11................................................. at Denver O16.............................................................. FIU O18...................................... Florida Atlantic O23............................................................ULM O25..................................................Louisiana O30........................................................at Troy

Location................................................... Jonesboro, Ark. Founded....................................................................... 1909 Enrollment................................................................11,551 Conference............................................................Sun Belt Colors..................................................... Scarlet and Black Facility......................................................ASU Soccer Park Head Coach.............................................. Derek Pittman School Record.................................................... 8-24-4 (2) Overall Record................................................... 8-24-4 (2) 2008 Overall Record.............................................. 4-12-2 2008 Conference Record........................................1-8-2 Starters R/L......................................................................8/3 Letterwinners R/L....................................................... 16/4 Soccer SID......................................... Anthony Reynolds Phone......................................................... (870) 972-3547 Email............................................ areynolds@astate.edu Website............................. www.astateredwolves.com

Schedule

A18...................at SIU-Edwardsville (exh.) A22....................................Central Arkansas A30........................................ Louisiana Tech S1..................................Arkansas-Pine Bluff S4...........................Mississippi Valley State S6...................................................Grambling S11.......................................vs. Weber State S13....................................vs. Sam Houston S20................................ at Oklahoma State S25...................................... South Alabama

UALR Trojans October 11 • 1 p.m.

Schedule

A21................... at Mississippi Valley State A23....................................... at Murray State A28.............................................. at Memphis A30................................................. Centenary S4.............................................Missouri State S9.................................. Arkansas-Pine Bluff S13........................................... at Mississippi S18..................at Southeastern Louisiana S20....................................at Louisiana Tech S25............................................................. Troy

S27.............................................................Troy O2............................................... at Louisiana O4.........................................................at ULM O9.............................. at Middle Tennessee O11........................... at Western Kentucky O16......................................................Denver O18.............................................North Texas O23.................................at Florida Atlantic O25.........................................................at FIU O30......................................................... UALR

at ULM Warhawks October 16 • 4 p.m.

Quick Facts

Location....................................................Little Rock, Ark. Founded........................................................................1927 Enrollment................................................................ 12,000 Conference............................................................ Sun Belt Colors.......................................Maroon, Silver and Black Facility................................ Burns Park Soccer Complex Head Coach............................................Freddy Delgado School Record.....................................................8-11-2 (1) Overall Record....................................................8-11-2 (1) 2008 Overall Record...............................................8-11-2 2008 Conference Record........................................ 4-6-1 Starters R/L...................................................................... 7/4 Letterwinners R/L..................................................... 12/10 Soccer SID...................................................... Aaron Jones Phone..........................................................(501) 569-3403 Email...................................................apjones1@ualr.edu Website.........................................www.ualrtrojans.com

Match 13

Quick Facts

Match 14

S27.......................................South Alabama O2..........................................................at ULM O4................................................at Louisiana O9...............................at Western Kentucky O11............................ at Middle Tennessee O16............................................. North Texas O18...................................................... Denver O23......................................................... at FIU O25..................................at Florida Atlantic O30...................................at Arkansas State

Location...........................................................Monroe, La. Founded....................................................................... 1931 Enrollment.................................................................. 8,371 Conference............................................................Sun Belt Colors....................................................Maroon and Gold Facility............................................ULM Soccer Complex Head Coach....................................................Stacy Lamb School Record............................................... 64-84-16 (8) Overall Record.............................................. 64-84-16 (8) 2008 Overall Record.............................................. 4-13-1 2008 Conference Record........................................1-9-1 Starters R/L......................................................................8/3 Letterwinners R/L....................................................... 14/4 Soccer SID...................................................... Jeff Hendrix Phone......................................................... (318) 342-5462 Email................................................... jhendrix@ulm.edu Website..................................www.ulmwarhawks.com

Schedule

A22....................................... Belhaven (exh.) A28..........................at Northwestern State S4..........................................vs. Oral Roberts S6..........................................................at Tulsa S13.......................Southeastern Louisiana S16............................... at Central Arkansas S18........................................ McNeese State S20................................................. Centenary S22.......................... at Arkansas-Pine Bluff S25.................................................. at Denver

2009 Opponents

Match 15

S27......................................... at North Texas O2............................................................. UALR O4...........................................Arkansas State O9.....................................at Florida Atlantic O11......................................................... at FIU O16.................................Middle Tennessee O18.................................Western Kentucky O23................................. at South Alabama O25........................................................at Troy O30..................................................Louisiana 45

2009 Middle Tennessee Blue Raider Soccer at Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns October 18 • 1 p.m. Quick Facts

Location.........................................................Lafayette, La. Founded........................................................................1900 Enrollment................................................................ 15,035 Conference............................................................ Sun Belt Colors...............................................Vermilion and White Facility................... Ragin’ Cajuns Track/Soccer Facility Head Coach..................................................Scot Wieland School Record................................................26-38-13 (4) Overall Record..........................................112-76-16 (10) 2008 Overall Record...............................................5-12-2 2008 Conference Record........................................ 3-7-1 Starters R/L...................................................................... 7/4 Letterwinners R/L..................................................... 12/11 Soccer SID................................................... Cade Sirmans Phone..........................................................(337) 482-6329 Email...................................ctsirmans1126@gmail.com Website....................................... www.ragincajuns.com

Quick Facts

Match 16

Schedule

A21........................................McNeese State A23...................................Stephen F. Austin A28...................................................... at Tulsa A30................................ at Oklahoma State S4................................. Northwestern State S6............................................................Baylor S13............................................................. LSU S20................. at Southeastern Louisiana S25.........................................at North Texas S27..................................................at Denver

O2..........................................Arkansas State O4............................................................ UALR O9............................................................at FIU O11.................................at Florida Atlantic O16................................Western Kentucky O18................................ Middle Tennessee O23.......................................................at Troy O25................................ at South Alabama O30......................................................at ULM

Location........................................................ Denver, Colo. Founded........................................................................1864 Enrollment................................................................ 10,791 Conference............................................................ Sun Belt Colors....................................................Crimson and Gold Facility.............................................................Pioneer Field Head Coach.....................................................Jeff Hooker School Record...........................................218-88-31 (17) Overall Record..........................................218-88-31 (17) 2008 Overall Record...............................................19-3-2 2008 Conference Record........................................ 9-1-1 Starters R/L...................................................................... 7/4 Letterwinners R/L........................................................17/9 Soccer SID.................................................. Mike Kennedy Phone..........................................................(303) 871-7555 Email.....................................michael.kennedy@du.edu Website...............................www.denverpioneers.com

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A15..................................................TCU (exh.) A28...........................................Sam Houston A30..................................New Mexico State S4...........................................................at SMU S6....................................................Texas Tech S11......................................................... Baylor S12....................................Prairie View A&M S18............................................at Ohio State S20.................................................... at Xavier S25...................................................Louisiana

Match 17

S27.............................................................ULM O2.....................................at Florida Atlantic O4............................................................ at FIU O9.........................................South Alabama O11............................................................ Troy O16..................................................... at UALR O18...................................at Arkansas State O23............................ at Middle Tennessee O25............................at Western Kentucky O30................................................. at Denver

at Western Kentucky Lady Toppers October 30 • 6 p.m.

Quick Facts

A22.................................................. Wyoming A28................................ Saint Mary’s (Calif.) A30.........................................................Illinois S4................................................. at Colorado S6................................................... vs. Colgate S11..................................................vs. Kansas S13........................................................vs. TCU S18................................................ vs. Oregon S20...................................... at Oregon State S25.............................................................ULM

Location....................................................... Denton, Texas Founded........................................................................ 1890 Enrollment.................................................................34,268 Conference.............................................................Sun Belt Colors.......................................................Green and White Facility...............................Mean Green Soccer Stadium Head Coach................................................ John Hedlund School Record........................................... 196-76-14 (14) Overall Record.......................................... 196-76-14 (14) 2008 Overall Record................................................15-4-1 2008 Conference Record.........................................8-2-1 Starters R/L.......................................................................8/3 Letterwinners R/L........................................................ 17/7 Soccer SID..................................................... Kenny Bybee Phone.......................................................... (940) 369-8648 Email........................................kenneth.bybee@unt.edu Website........................... www.meangreensports.com

Schedule

Denver Pioneers October 25 • 1 p.m.

Schedule

North Texas Mean Green October 23 • 7 p.m.

Quick Facts

Match 18

S27...................................................Louisiana O2............................................................ at FIU O4.....................................at Florida Atlantic O9............................................................... Troy O11......................................South Alabama O16...................................at Arkansas State O18..................................................... at UALR O23............................at Western Kentucky O25............................ at Middle Tennessee O30............................................. North Texas

Location.............................................. Bowling Green, Ky. Founded........................................................................ 1906 Enrollment.................................................................18,664 Conference.............................................................Sun Belt Colors........................................................... Red and White Facility............................................ WKU Soccer Complex Head Coach..................................................Jason Neidell School Record................................................ 95-52-12 (8) Overall Record............................................... 95-52-12 (8) 2008 Overall Record................................................15-2-4 2008 Conference Record.........................................7-1-3 Starters R/L.......................................................................8/3 Letterwinners R/L........................................................ 13/5 Soccer SID..........................................Michael Schroeder Phone.......................................................... (270) 745-4298 Email................................michael.schroeder@wku.edu Website..........................................www.wkusports.com

Schedule

A15.....................................Vanderbilt (exh.) A21..........................................................Butler A28................................... Southern Indiana A30................................... Eastern Kentucky S6................................................. at Memphis S11............................................. at Evansville S13...........................at Southeast Missouri S18.............................................. at Kentucky S20...............................................vs. Marshall S25....................................... Florida Atlantic

2009 Opponents

Match 19

S27............................................................... FIU O2.................................... at South Alabama O4...........................................................at Troy O9............................................................. UALR O11........................................Arkansas State O16.............................................at Louisiana O18.......................................................at ULM O23...................................................... Denver O25............................................. North Texas O30.................................Middle Tennessee

2009 Middle Tennessee Blue Raider Soccer

In this section...

2008 in Review

2008 Statistics and Results................... 48 2008 Sun Belt Wrap-Up......................... 49 2008 Lineups and Boxscores.......... 50-52 47

2009 Middle Tennessee Blue Raider Soccer STATISTICS

No. Name GP/GS 10 Shan Jones 20/19 6 Jen Threlkeld 18/11 8 Vanessa Mueggler 20/19 4 Hope Suominen 20/20 9 Heather McDonnell 18/12 5 Fran Howells 20/20 11 Kimberly Farrant 19/3 7 Jaimee Cooper 20/19 3 Elise Hutter 20/20 12 Kelly Downs 20/14 2 Laura Lamberth 14/1 25 Luisa Moscoso 19/1 18 Nenita Burgess 16/15 20 Caitlin Reeves 15/5 14 Emily Snowdon 16/12 22 Elisabeth Sikes 7/6 13 Bethany Bertovic 8/3 21 Lynsey Carrier 3/0 19 Sarah Beth Lee 4/0 23 Jenna Bowers 3/0 15 Ashli Julien 3/0 17 Emily Harris 1/0 Middle Tennessee 20 Opponents 20

SEASON G A PTS SH GWG 11 2 24 64 5 5 4 14 35 2 4 5 13 67 0 3 3 9 31 1 2 0 4 8 0 1 1 3 13 1 0 3 3 6 0 0 1 1 15 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 29 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 20 72 301 9 21 16 58 279 8

GP/GS 20/19 51/32 40/37 20/20 18/12 40/40 45/3 31/21 46/29 40/24 14/1 19/1 59/45 58/15 34/24 7/6 28/23 3/0 21/0 3/0 3/0 4/0

G 11 22 6 3 2 2 4 0 0 5 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

SEASON No. Name GP/GS MINS GA GAA SV SHO GP/GS 0 Kela Casiple 19/18 1724:46 18 0.94 95 7 32/28 1 Erynn Murray 3/2 163:04 3 1.66 4 0 30/25 Team 1 1 Middle Tennessee 20 1888:50 21 1.00 100 8 Opponents 20 1888:50 26 1.24 113 3

RESULTS Date Aug. 23 Aug. 29 Aug. 31 Sept. 5 Sept. 7 Sept. 12 Sept. 14 Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Sept. 28 Oct. 3 Oct. 5 Oct. 10 Oct. 12 Oct. 17 Oct. 19 Oct. 24 Oct. 26 Oct. 31 Nov. 5

Opponent at Jacksonville State Vanderbilt Belmont Texas Tech# High Point# at Tulsa$ vs. Oral Roberts$ Mississippi at FIU* at Florida Atlantic* Troy* South Alabama* at Arkansas State* at UALR* ULM* Louisiana* at North Texas* at No. 30 Denver* Western Kentucky* vs. Florida Atlantic^

Site Jacksonville, Ala. Murfreesboro Murfreesboro Murfreesboro Murfreesboro Tulsa, Okla. Tulsa, Okla. Murfreesboro Miami, Fla. Boca Raton, Fla. Murfreesboro Murfreesboro Jonesville, Ark. Little Rock, Ark. Murfreesboro Murfreesboro Denton, Texas Denver, Colo. Murfreesboro Denton, Texas

Score T, 1-1 (2ot) L, 2-1 L, 1-0 T, 1-1 (2ot) L, 3-2 W, 1-0 L, 3-0 W, 1-0 W, 2-1 W, 1-0 W, 2-0 W, 4-0 L, 2-1 W, 1-0 W, 3-0 W, 1-0 L, 2-1 L, 1-0 T, 2-2 (2ot) L, 2-1 (ot)

CAREER A PTS SH GWG 2 24 64 5 14 58 114 6 7 19 107 0 3 9 31 1 0 4 8 0 1 5 16 2 7 15 19 0 1 1 24 0 1 1 1 0 2 12 73 1 0 0 9 0 0 0 7 0 4 4 24 0 3 9 40 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0

Goals by Period MT OPP

48

9-8-3 7-3-1 5-3-2 4-3-1 0-2-0

.525 .682 .600 .563 .000

2 10 9

Shots by Period MT OPP

1 2 135 149 121 142

Saves by Period MT OPP

1 38 50

2 57 56

OT 2OT TOT 0 0 26 1 0 21 OT 2OT TOT 11 6 301 9 7 279 OT 2OT TOT 3 2 100 5 2 113

Corner Kicks by Period MT OPP

1 30 37

2 29 34

Fouls by Period MT OPP

1 2 100 101 68 89

Attendance Home Away Neutral

OT 2OT TOT 1 4 64 1 2 74 OT 2OT TOT 4 3 208 6 5 168

10 matches/6359 total 636 average 8 matches/1654 total 207 average 2 matches/111 total 56 average

CAREER MINS GA GAA SV SHO 2935:01 25 0.77 155 14 2267:16 37 1.47 106 5

Attendance 128 929 731 645 478 215 111 811 228 173 655 537 257 109 526 591 376 168 456 n/a

Overall Record 0-0-1 0-1-1 0-2-1 0-2-2 0-3-2 1-3-2 1-4-2 2-4-2 3-4-2 4-4-2 5-4-2 6-4-2 6-5-2 7-5-2 8-5-2 9-5-2 9-6-2 9-7-2 9-7-3 9-8-3

Sun Belt Record - - - - - - - - 1-0-0 2-0-0 3-0-0 4-0-0 4-1-0 5-1-0 6-1-0 7-1-0 7-2-0 7-3-0 7-3-1 -

# - Middle Tennessee Classic; $ - Tulsa Invitational; * - Sun Belt Conference match; ^ - Sun Belt Conference Tournament match Record Breakdown Overall Sun Belt Home Away Neutral

1 16 11

Ahead at half Behind at half Tied at half Overtime Decided by 1 goal

7-0-2 0-5-1 2-3-0 0-1-3 6-7-0

2008 Statistics and Results

.889 .000 .400 .000 .462

MT Game Winning Goal Shan Jones Shan Jones Shan Jones Fran Howells Shan Jones Jen Threlkeld Jen Threlkeld Hope Suominen Shan Jones -

2009 Middle Tennessee Blue Raider Soccer Final Team Standings

Conference Overall Award Winners W-L-T Pct. GF GA W-L-T Pct. GF GA All-Sun Belt First Team All-Sun Belt Second Team Denver (DEN) 9-1-1 .864 19 5 19-3-2 .833 45 17 Shan Jones, MT Fran Howells, MT Vanessa Mueggler, MT Western Kentucky (WKU) 7-1-3 .773 24 7 15-2-4 .810 43 12 Taryn Hemmings, DEN North Texas (NT) 8-2-1 .733 23 17 15-4-1 .775 39 24 Kelsey Perlman, NT Brandi Smith, USA Middle Tennessee (MT) 7-3-1 .682 18 8 9-8-3 .525 26 21 Kendall Juett, NT Ashley Mannarino, FAU Florida Atlantic (FAU) 5-4-2 .545 19 16 7-10-2 .421 26 31 Lizzy Carlson, DEN Kristin Cocchiarella, WKU South Alabama (USA) 4-4-3 .500 17 23 6-11-3 .375 32 39 Kellie Walker, WKU Jannica Tjeder, FAU FIU 4-4-3 .500 13 12 4-12-3 .289 16 32 Morgan Thomas, WKU Veronica Ayala, NT UALR 4-6-1 .409 12 16 8-11-2 .429 28 31 Kelli Lunsford, NT Bria Beardsley, DEN Louisiana (UL) 4-6-1 .409 14 15 7-10-2 .421 21 24 Rachel Friedman, WKU Kelly Tarrant, USA Troy 3-7-1 .318 6 16 8-9-3 .475 36 25 Jessi Keller, DEN Carrie Blankenbuhler, DEN Arkansas State (ASU) 1-8-2 .182 10 20 4-12-2 .278 28 38 Libby Stout, WKU Katrina Rose, FIU ULM 1-9-1 .136 12 30 4-13-1 .250 27 45 Mackenzie Snyder, DEN Player of the Year: Taryn Hemmings, Denver All-Tournament Team: Freshman of the Year: Shan Jones, Middle Tennessee Brittany Comer, FAU; Laura Hyvonen, FAU; Kelli Lunsford, UNT; Veronica Ayala, UNT; Kristin Coc Newcomer of the Year: Laura Hyvonen, Florida Atlantic chiarella, WKU; Amanda Buechel, WKU; Libby Stout, WKU; Taryn Hemmings, DEN; Mariah Johnson, Co-Coach of the Year: Thomas Chestnutt, FIU DEN; Kelli Breidenback, DEN; Mackenzie Snyder, DEN; Jessie Rogers, DEN Co-Coach of the Year: Jeff Hooker, Denver Most Outstanding Player: Taryn Hemmings, DEN Individual Offensive Leaders

Individual Goalkeeper Leaders

POINTS 1. Taryn Hemmings, DEN 2. Jill Pinder, TROY 3. Brandi Smith, USA 4. Kelsey Pearlman, NT Grace Rich, UALR 6. Shan Jones, MT 7. Kristi Cocchiarella, WKU 8. Amanda Buechel, WKU 9. Bridget Duke, TROY Kelli Lunsford, NT

GP 24 20 19 20 21 20 21 21 19 20

No. 40 29 28 26 26 24 23 21 18 18

SAVE PERCENTAGE 1. Libby Stout, WKU 2. Mackenzie Snyder, DEN 3. Kela Casiple, MT 4. Ashley Branham, TROY 5. Jane Picarelli, UALR 6. Stephanie Weston, UL 7. Megan Stoltzfus, ASU 8. Melanie Raimo, FIU 9. Mandy Hall, NT 10. Kelsie Langford, USA

GP 20 24 19 20 21 15 14 19 20 18

No. 92.4 86.5 84.1 82.8 79.6 77.4 75.5 75.4 73.0 72.2

GOALS 1. Taryn Hemmings, DEN 2. Jill Pinder, TROY 3. Brandi Smith, USA 4. Shan Jones, MT Kelsey Perlman, NT Grace Rich, UALR 7. Kristi Cocchiarella, WKU 8. Laura Hyvonen, FAU 9. Six players tied with 7

GP 24 20 19 20 20 21 21 17

No. 17 14 13 11 11 11 9 8

GOALS AGAINST AVERAGE 1. Libby Stout, WKU 2. Mackenzie Snyder, DEN 3. Kela Casiple, MT 4. Mandy Hall, NT 5. Ashley Branham, TROY 6. Stephanie Weston, UL 7. Jane Picarelli, UALR 8. Jessica Badders, FAU 9. Melanie Raimo, FIU 10. Megan Stoltzfus, ASU

GP 20 24 19 20 20 15 21 19 19 14

No. 0.43 0.54 0.94 1.21 1.21 1.43 1.43 1.58 1.63 1.72

SHUTOUTS 1. Libby Stout, WKU 2. Mackenzie Snyder, DEN 3. Kela Casiple, MT Ashley Branham, TROY 5. Mandy Hall, NT 6. Jane Picarelli, UALR 7. Jessica Badders, FAU 8. Melanie Raimo, FIU 9 Three players tied with 2

GP 20 24 19 20 20 21 19 19

No. 14 10 7 7 6 5 4 3

SAVES 1. Jane Picarelli, UALR 2. Ashley Branham, TROY 3. Libby Stout, WKU 4. Melanie Raimo, FIU 5. Kela Casiple, MT 6. Mallory George, ULM 7. Mackenzie Snyder, DEN 8. Jessica Badders, FAU 9. Kelsie Langford, USA 10. Megan Stoltzfus, ASU

GP 21 20 20 19 19 18 24 19 18 14

No. 121 120 110 98 95 92 83 79 78 74

ASSISTS GP No. 1. Hayley Marsh, WKU 21 8 2. Kelly Tarrant, USA 18 7 Amanda Buechel, WKU 21 7 4. Tiara Smith, USA 13 6 Liz Clark, USA 20 6 Taryn Hemmings, DEN 24 6 7. Vanessa Mueggler, MT 20 5 Kristi Cocchiarella, WKU 21 5 9. 14 players tied with 4, including Jen Threlkeld, MT 18 4 SHOTS 1. Taryn Hemmings, DEN 2. Vanessa Mueggler, MT 3. Kendall Juett, NT 4. Shan Jones, MT Amanda Buechel, WKU Grace Rich, UALR 7. Claudia Cardenas, FIU 8. Ashley Mannarino, FAU 9. Jill Pinder, TROY 10. Kelsey Perlman, NT

GP 24 20 20 20 21 21 19 18 20 20

No. 100 67 65 64 64 64 59 53 52 51

GAME WINNING GOALS 1. Taryn Hemmings, DEN 2. Shan Jones, MT Ashley Mannarino, FAU 4. Four players tied with 4

GP 24 20 18

No. 8 5 5

MINUTES PLAYED 1. Mackenzie Snyder, DEN 2. Jane Picarelli, UALR 3. Libby Stout, WKU 4. Ashley Branham, TROY 5. Mandy Hall, NT

GP No. 24 2153:07 21 1946:04 20 1901:57 20 1855:40 20 1786:14

Team Offensive Leaders

Team Goalkeeper Leaders

POINTS 1. Western Kentucky 2. Denver 3. North Texas 4. Troy South Alabama 6. Arkansas State 7. Louisiana 8. UALR 9. ULM 10. Middle Tennessee Florida Atlantic 12. FIU

GP 21 24 20 20 20 18 16 21 18 20 19 19

No. 127 118 102 96 96 84 78 74 73 72 72 42

GOALS ALLOWED 1. Western Kentucky 2. Denver 3. Middle Tennessee 4. North Texas 5. Troy 6. Louisiana 7. Florida Atlantic UALR 9. FIU 10. Arkansas State 11. South Alabama 12. ULM

GP 21 24 20 20 20 16 19 21 19 18 20 18

No. 12 17 21 24 25 27 31 31 32 38 39 45

GOALS 1. Denver 2. Western Kentucky 3. North Texas 4. Troy 5. South Alabama 6. Louisiana 7. Arkansas State UALR 9. ULM 10. Middle Tennessee Florida Atlantic 12. FIU

GP 24 21 20 20 20 16 18 21 18 20 19 19

No. 45 43 39 36 32 29 28 28 27 26 26 16

GOALS AGAINST AVERAGE 1. Western Kentucky 2. Denver 3. Middle Tennessee 4. North Texas 5. Troy 6. Louisiana 7. UALR 8. Florida Atlantic 9. FIU 10. South Alabama 11. Arkansas State 12. ULM

GP 21 24 20 20 20 16 21 19 19 20 18 18

No. 0.53 0.69 1.00 1.21 1.21 1.37 1.43 1.56 1.63 1.86 2.06 2.47

ASSISTS 1. Western Kentucky 2. South Alabama 3. Denver Arkansas State 5. Troy North Texas 7. Middle Tennessee Louisiana Florida Atlantic 10. ULM 11. UALR 12. FIU

GP 21 20 24 18 20 20 20 16 19 18 21 19

No. 41 32 28 28 24 24 20 20 20 19 18 10

SHUTOUTS 1. Western Kentucky 2. Denver 3. Middle Tennessee 4. Troy 5. North Texas 6. UALR 7. Florida Atlantic 8. FIU 9. Louisiana Arkansas State ULM South Alabama

GP 21 24 20 20 20 21 19 19 16 18 18 20

No. 14 11 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 2 2 2

CORNER KICKS 1. Denver 2. Western Kentucky 3. North Texas 4. FIU 5. South Alabama Arkansas State 7. Louisiana Florida Atlantic 9. ULM 10. Troy 11. Middle Tennessee 12. UALR

GP 24 21 20 19 20 18 16 19 18 20 20 21

No. 123 96 92 82 75 75 74 74 67 65 64 62

SAVES 1. UALR 2. Troy 3. Western Kentucky 4. South Alabama 5. Louisiana 6. FIU 7. Middle Tennessee 8. ULM Arkansas State 10. Denver 11. Florida Atlantic 12. North Texas

GP No. 21 125 20 124 21 117 20 110 16 103 19 102 20 100 18 99 18 99 24 87 19 81 20 65

2008 Sun Belt Wrap-Up

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2009 Middle Tennessee Blue Raider Soccer Game 1 Middle Tennessee 1 Jacksonville State 1 Aug. 23 • Jacksonville, Ala. Team 1 MT 1 JSU 0

2 0 1

OT 2OT 0 0 0 0

Team Goal MT Mueggler JSU Pereira

F 1 1

Assist(s) Time Jones 29:50 Pelletier 60:10

MT Starters Murray, Hutter, Suominen, Howells, Threlkeld, Cooper, Jones, Farrant, Bertovic, Burgess, Reeves MT Subs Casiple, Lamberth, Mueggler, McDonnell, Downs Game Comparison Stat MT Shots 22 Saves 3 Corner Kicks 3 Fouls 18 Offsides 1

JSU 17 10 1 12 0

Team HPU HPU HPU MT MT

2 1 2

OT 2OT 0 0 0 0

F 3 2

Goal Assist(s) Time Rager 0:13 Eldridge Farrell 14:42 Damascus 58:53 Mueggler 59:00 Jones Suominen 75:24

MT Starters Murray, Hutter, Suominen, Howells, Cooper, Mueggler, McDonnell, Jones, Downs, Bertovic, Sikes MT Subs Casiple, Lamberth, Threlkeld, Farrant, Snowdon, Burgess, Moscoso Game Comparison Stat MT Shots 19 Saves 5 Corner Kicks 6 Fouls 8 Offsides 1

50

HPU 11 6 3 11 0

Team 1 VAN 2 MT 1

2 0 0

OT 2OT 0 0 0 0

Team Goal MT Jones VAN Kinsella VAN Wilcox

Assist(s) Hutter Grant Lillie Kinsella

F 2 1 Time 10:53 28:22 31:46

MT Starters Casiple, Hutter, Suominen, Howells, Threlkeld, Cooper, Mueggler, Jones, Downs, Bertovic, Burgess MT Subs Lamberth, Farrant, Snowdon, Reeves, Sikes, Moscoso Game Comparison Stat MT Shots 7 Saves 12 Corner Kicks 2 Fouls 9 Offsides 2

Game 5 High Point 3 Middle Tennessee 2 Sept. 7 • Murfreesboro, Tenn. Team 1 HPU 2 MT 0

Game 2 Vanderbilt 2 Middle Tennessee 1 Aug. 29 • Murfreesboro, Tenn.

VAN 24 1 13 15 1

Game 3 Belmont 1 Middle Tennessee 0 Aug. 31 • Murfreesboro, Tenn. Team 1 BEL 1 MT 0

2 0 0

OT 2OT 0 0 0 0

F 1 0

Team Goal Assist(s) Time BEL Musacchio 15:17 MT Starters Casiple, Lamberth, Hutter, Suominen, Howells, Threlkeld, Mueggler, Jones, Downs, Burgess, Sikes MT Subs Cooper, McDonnell, Farrant, Bertovic, Julien, Reeves, Moscoso Game Comparison Stat MT Shots 19 Saves 2 Corner Kicks 5 Fouls 13 Offsides 3

BEL 11 8 1 7 2

Game 4 Texas Tech 1 Middle Tennessee 1 Sept. 5 • Murfreesboro, Tenn. Team 1 TTU 0 MT 1

2 0 0

OT 2OT 0 0 0 0

F 1 1

MT Starters Casiple, Hutter, Suominen, Howells, Threlkeld, Cooper, Mueggler, Jones, Downs, Burgess, Sikes MT Subs Lamberth, Farrant, Reeves, Moscoso Game Comparison Stat MT Shots 17 Saves 10 Corner Kicks 5 Fouls 13 Offsides 2

TTU 25 8 7 13 1

Game 7 Middle Tennessee 0 Oral Roberts 3 Sept. 14 • Tulsa, Okla. F 1 0

Team 1 MT 0 ORU 2

Team Goal Assist(s) Time MT Jones 42:57

Team ORU ORU ORU

MT Starters Casiple, Hutter, Suominen, Howells, Cooper, Mueggler, Jones, Downs, Burgess, Sikes, Moscoso

2 0 1

OT 2OT 0 0 0 0

Goal Soto Manyan Manyan

Assist(s) Walker Soto Grados

F 0 3 Time 26:24 38:24 84:42

MT Starters Casiple, Hutter, Suominen, Howells, Cooper, Mueggler, Jones, Farrant, Downs, Burgess, Sikes

MT Subs Lamberth, McDonnell, Farrant, Reeves Game Comparison Stat MT Shots 6 Saves 4 Corner Kicks 1 Fouls 18 Offsides 2

OT 2OT 0 0 0 0

Team Goal Assist(s) Time MT Jones Mueggler 28:15 TTU Mygatt 74:36

Game 6 Middle Tennessee 1 Tulsa 0 Sept. 12 • Tulsa, Okla. Team 1 MT 1 TUL 0

2 1 0

MT Subs McDonnell, Snowdon, Lee, Reeves, Moscoso

TUL 9 2 1 7 1 Fran Howells was one of three Blue Raiders to garner all-tournament honors at the Tulsa Invitational as Middle Tennessee battled the host Golden Hurricane and Oral Roberts.

2008 Lineups and Box Scores

Game Comparison Stat MT Shots 11 Saves 1 Corner Kicks 1 Fouls 8 Offsides 0

ORU 8 7 3 5 0

2009 Middle Tennessee Blue Raider Soccer Game 8 Mississippi 0 Middle Tennessee 1 Sept. 19 • Murfreesboro, Tenn. Team 1 MISS 0 MT 1

2 0 0

OT 2OT 0 0 0 0

F 0 1

Team Goal Assist(s) Time MT Jones 44:58 MT Starters Casiple, Hutter, Suominen, Howells, Cooper, Mueggler, Jones, Farrant, Downs, Burgess, Sikes MT Subs Lamberth, Threlkeld, Snowdon, Moscoso Game Comparison Stat MT Shots 4 Saves 6 Corner Kicks 0 Fouls 6 Offsides 1

McDonnell,

MISS 19 0 6 10 0

Team 1 TROY 0 MT 0

2 0 2

OT 2OT 0 0 0 0

Team Goal MT Jones MT Mueggler

F 0 2

Assist(s) Time Threlkeld 48:19 Howells 78:32

MT Starters Casiple, Hutter, Suominen, Howells, Cooper, Mueggler, McDonnell, Jones, Downs, Snowdon, Burgess MT Subs Lamberth, Threlkeld, Farrant, Bertovic, Lee, Reeves, Carrier, Moscoso Game Comparison Stat MT Shots 26 Saves 3 Corner Kicks 3 Fouls 11 Offsides 3

TROY 9 10 3 11 0

Team 1 MT 2 FIU 0 Team MT MT FIU

2 0 1

OT 2OT 0 0 0 0

Goal Assist(s) McDonnell Jones Jones Cooper Rose

Game 10 Middle Tennessee 1 Florida Atlantic 0 Sept. 28 • Boca Raton, Fla. F 2 1 Time 22:34 43:06 49:36

MT Starters Casiple, Hutter, Suominen, Howells, Cooper, Mueggler, McDonnell, Jones, Downs, Snowdon, Burgess MT Subs Lamberth, Threlkeld, Farrant, Moscoso Game Comparison Stat MT Shots 8 Saves 9 Corner Kicks 8 Fouls 14 Offsides 5

Shan Jones netted the game-winning goal just before halftime as Middle Tennessee knocked off Mississppi at home for its first win in the series with the Rebels.

Game 11 Troy 0 Middle Tennessee 2 Oct. 3 • Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Game 9 Middle Tennessee 2 FIU 1 Sept. 26 • Miami, Fla.

FIU 17 4 2 11 1

Game 12 South Alabama 0 Middle Tennessee 4 Oct. 5 • Murfreesboro, Tenn. Team 1 USA 0 MT 2 Team MT MT MT MT

2 0 2

OT 2OT 0 0 0 0

Goal Threlkeld Jones Mueggler Suominen

F 0 4

OT 2OT 0 0 0 0

F 1 0

Team Goal Assist(s) Time MT Howells 24:33 MT Starters Casiple, Hutter, Suominen, Howells, Cooper, Mueggler, McDonnell, Jones, Downs, Snowdon, Burgess MT Subs Lamberth, Threlkeld, Farrant, Reeves, Moscoso Game Comparison Stat MT Shots 13 Saves 1 Corner Kicks 1 Fouls 7 Offsides 1

Team 1 MT 0 ASU 0

Assist(s) Time Mueggler 24:08 Threlkeld 28:35 Farrant 79:09 Farrant 81:38

Team ASU MT ASU

FAU 7 3 3 3 2

2 1 2

OT 2OT 0 0 0 0

Goal Clark Jones Clark

F 1 2

Assist(s) Time Siers 50:24 Suominen 59:16 Wiley 63:06

MT Starters Casiple, Hutter, Suominen, Howells, Threlkeld, Cooper, Mueggler, McDonnell, Downs, Snowdon, Burgess MT Subs Lamberth, Jones, Farrant, Bertovic, Bowers, Moscoso

MT Subs Lamberth, Threlkeld, Farrant, Bertovic, Julien, Harris, Lee, Reeves, Carrier, Bowers, Moscoso USA 8 8 1 6 0

2 0 0

Game 13 Middle Tennessee 1 Arkansas State 2 Oct. 10 • Jonesboro, Ark.

MT Starters Casiple, Hutter, Suominen, Howells, Cooper, Mueggler, McDonnell, Jones, Downs, Snowdon, Burgess

Game Comparison Stat MT Shots 19 Saves 5 Corner Kicks 3 Fouls 4 Offsides 3

Team 1 MT 1 FAU 0

Jaimee Cooper and Middle Tennessee registered three shutouts in their first four Sun Belt Conference matches of the campaign.

2008 Lineups and Box Scores

Game Comparison Stat MT Shots 18 Saves 3 Corner Kicks 5 Fouls 17 Offsides 6

ASU 14 5 1 9 1

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2009 Middle Tennessee Blue Raider Soccer Game 14 Middle Tennessee 1 UALR 0 Oct. 12 • Little Rock, Ark. Team 1 MT 0 UALR 0

2 1 0

OT 2OT 0 0 0 0

Team Goal MT Threlkeld

F 1 0

Assist(s) Time Mueggler 73:41

MT Starters Casiple, Hutter, Suominen, Howells, Cooper, Mueggler, McDonnell, Jones, Downs, Snowdon, Burgess MT Subs Threlkeld, Farrant, Reeves, Moscoso Game Comparison Stat MT Shots 10 Saves 6 Corner Kicks 2 Fouls 10 Offsides 3

UALR 9 5 4 10 3

Game 15 ULM 0 Middle Tennessee 3 Oct. 17 • Murfreesboro, Tenn. Team 1 ULM 0 MT 3 Team MT MT MT

2 0 0

OT 2OT 0 0 0 0

Goal Suominen Jones McDonnell

F 0 3

Assist(s) Time Threlkeld 0:23 Mueggler 6:54 Suominen 32:10

MT Starters Casiple, Hutter, Suominen, Howells, Threlkeld, Cooper, Mueggler, McDonnell, Jones, Snowdon, Burgess MT Subs Murray, Lamberth, Farrant, Downs, Bertovic, Julien, Lee, Reeves, Carrier, Bowers, Moscoso Game Comparison Stat MT Shots 13 Saves 4 Corner Kicks 1 Fouls 13 Offsides 11

ULM 14 3 2 9 2

Game 18 Middle Tennessee 0 No. 30 Denver 1 Oct. 26 • Denton, Texas Team 1 MT 0 DEN 0

2 0 1

OT 2OT 0 0 0 0

Team Goal DEN Johnston

F 0 1

2 0 0

OT 2OT 0 0 0 0

F 0 1

Team Goal Assist(s) Time MT Jones 4:49 MT Starters Calsiple, Hutter, Suominen, Howells, Threlkeld, Cooper, Mueggler, McDonnell, Jones, Snowdon, Burgess MT Subs Lamberth, Farrant, Downs, Moscoso Game Comparison Stat MT Shots 20 Saves 9 Corner Kicks 4 Fouls 7 Offsides 0

Team 1 WKU 2 MT 1

Assist(s) Time Beardsley 58:40

Team WKU MT WKU MT

UL 15 8 0 4 2

Team 1 MT 0 NT 1 Team NT NT MT

2 0 1

OT 2OT 0 0 0 0

Goal Assist(s) Meinke Threlkeld Wakler Goad Threlkeld Farrant

MT Subs Farrant, Downs, Moscoso

DEN 21 3 11 7 2 Jen Threlkeld tied the regularseason finale against Western Kentucky with a score with nine seconds left in regulation to force overtime.

Game Comparison Stat MT Shots 23 Saves 1 Corner Kicks 5 Fouls 5 Offsides 1

WKU 11 5 5 9 0

2008 Lineups and Box Scores

2 1 1

OT 2OT 0 0 0 0

Goal Perlman Cleveland Threlkeld

F 2 2 Time 1:28 7:12 32:35 89:51

F 1 2

Assist(s) Time Hurst 13:57 Gorrie 47:53 Mueggler 70:22

MT Starters Casiple, Hutter, Suominen, Howells, Threlkeld, Cooper, Mueggler, Jones, Downs, Snowdon, Reeves MT Subs McDonnell, Moscoso Game Comparison Stat MT Shots 19 Saves 4 Corner Kicks 5 Fouls 9 Offsides 1

MT Starters Casiple, Hutter, Souminen, Howells, Threlkeld, Cooper, Mueggler, McDonnell, Jones, Snowdon, Reeves

MT Subs Farrant, Downs, Moscoso

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Team 1 UL 0 MT 1

Game 17 Middle Tennessee 1 North Texas 2 Oct. 20 • Denton, Texas

Game 19 Western Kentucky 2 Middle Tennessee 2 Oct. 31 • Murfreesboro, Tenn.

MT Starters Casiple, Hutter, Suominen, Howells, Threlkeld, Cooper, Mueggler, McDonnell, Jones, Snowdon, Reeves

Game Comparison Stat MT Shots 6 Saves 3 Corner Kicks 1 Fouls 7 Offsides 4

Game 16 Louisiana 0 Middle Tennessee 1 Oct. 19 • Murfreesboro, Tenn.

NT 15 6 4 4 1

Game 20 Florida Atlantic 2 Middle Tennessee 1 Nov. 5 • Denton, Texas Team 1 FAU 1 MT 1 Team MT FAU FAU

2 0 0

OT 2OT 1 0 0 0

Goal Assist(s) Suominen Comer Blake Mannarino Tjeder

F 2 1 Time 5:48 13:28 98:50

MT Starters Casiple, Hutter, Suominen, Howells, Threlkeld, Cooper, Mueggler, McDonnell, Jones, Snowdon, Reeves MT Subs Farrant, Downs, Moscoso Game Comparison Stat MT Shots 21 Saves 9 Corner Kicks 3 Fouls 5 Offsides 1

FAU 15 11 3 11 0

2009 Middle Tennessee Blue Raider Soccer

In this section...

Program History

All-Time Honors..................................... 54 Individual Records........................... 55-56 Team Records......................................... 57 All-Time Roster................................. 58-59 Year-by-Year Results........................ 60-62 All-Time Series vs. Opponents........ 63-64 53

2009 Middle Tennessee Blue Raider Soccer SBC SPORTING BEHAVIOR AWARD Sarah Beth Lee 2008 All-time sbc team Debs Brereton Laura Miguez

2005 2005

SBC player of Year Debs Brereton

2004

SBC Freshman of Year Danielle LaDuke Mary Zapapas Shan Jones

SOCCER BUZZ ALL-FRESHMAN Mary Zapapas

2001 2006 2008

SBC Newcomer of Year Christina Mascaro Claire Ward Lisa-Marie Woods Ingrid Christensen

SOCCER BUZZ ELITE FEET NATIONAL TEAM OF WEEK Holly Grogan Nov. 1, 2005 Jen Threlkeld Sept. 11, 2007

2002 2003 2004 2005

SBC COMMISSIONER’S LIST (3.5-4.0) Katherine Andresen 2006, 2007 Charity Blair 2008 Jenna Bowers 2008 Debs Brereton 2005 Jessica Busey 2000, 2001 Nenita Burgess 2005, 2007 Emily Carter 2002 Kela Casiple 2007 Ingrid Christensen 2005, 2006, 2007 Jaimee Cooper 2007, 2008 Halley Dawe 2004 Kate Donnelly 2006 Faye Eaton 2006 Kim Farrant 2007, 2008 Kaley Forrest 2004, 2007 Courtney Fortner 2005, 2006 Holly Grogan 2006 Emily Harris 2007, 2008 Jeanette Heltne 2006, 2007 Lindsay Henderson 2000 Kenya Hickey 2000 Ashley Hicks 2002 Rachel Holmes 2004, 2005 Elise Hutter 2005 Laura Lambreth 2008 Sarah Beth Lee 2006, 2007, 2008 Sarah Linder 2002, 2003 Jenny Manis 2004 Christina Mascaro 2002, 2003 Laura Miguez 2005 Luisa Moscoso 2008 Vanessa Mueggler 2007, 2008

SBC coach of the Year Aston Rhoden 2003, 2004 first team all-sbc Jenny Cox Laura Miguez Emily Carter Jessica Northcutt Debs Brereton Lisa-Marie Woods Holly Grogan Rebecca Rodriguez Kala Morgan Katy Rayburn Shan Jones

2000 2002 2003 2003 2004 2004 2005 2005 2006 2006 2008

second team all-sbc Kenya Hickey 2000 Danielle LaDuke 2001 Lisa Langrish 2001 Sheri Robbins 2001 Laura Miguez 2003, 2004 Claire Ward 2003, 2004, 2005 Rebecca Rodriguez 2003, 2006 Jessica Northcutt 2004 Ingrid Christensen 2005, 2007 Katy Rayburn 2005 Katie Daley 2006 Holly Grogan 2006, 2007 Sarah Wohlhueter 2006 Mary Zapapas 2006 Kathrine Andresen 2007 Fran Howells 2008 Vanessa Mueggler 2008 all-sbc tournament Debs Brereton Lisa-Marie Woods Rebecca Rodriguez Claire Ward Holly Grogan Kala Morgan

2004 2004 2005 2005 2006 2006

NSCAA ALl-region Kala Morgan

2006

NSCAA NATIONAL Player of week Kala Morgan Oct. 18, 2006 54

SOCCER BUZZ ALL-CENTRAL REGION Debs Brereton 2004 Rebecca Rodriguez 2005 Kala Morgan 2006 SOCCER BUZZ REGION ALL-FRESHMAN Shan Jones 2008 2006

Ingrid Christensen was the 2005 Sun Belt Newcomer of the Year, a two-time All-Sun Belt selection and a three-time member of the SBC’s Commissioner’s List.

Erynn Murray 2006, 2007 Breann Nevins 2000 Jessica Northcutt 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 Katy Rayburn 2003, 2006 Jennifer Robb 2000 Sheri Robbins 2000, 2001, 2003 Sarah Schmidt 2002 Caroline Schuepbach 2003 Allison Schulz 2000 Sarah Schulz 2003 Emily Shrum 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 Elisabeth Sikes 2008 Jennifer Threlkeld 2006, 2008 Veera Viljakainen 2000 Melissa Wellman 2003, 2005 Sara Wohlhueter 2003, 2005, 2006 Mary Zapapas 2006 Megan Ziegler 2002 SBC ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL (3.0-3.49) Lindsey Bopp 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 Debs Brereton 2004 Nenita Burgess 2006 Britney Camden 2002, 2003 Jenna Capitena 2004, 2005 Jenna Carlsen 2003, 2004 Emily Carter 2000, 2001, 2003 Jenny Cox 2002, 2004 Ashley Elliott 2002, 2004 Kim Farrant 2006 Nicki Fell 2002 Kaley Forrest 2005, 2006 Melissa Funke 2002, 2004 Holly Grogan 2004, 2005 Morgan Guoan 2000 Jessica Heckman 2008 Rachel Holmes 2003 Megan Holsten 2000, 2001 Elise Hutter 2008 Danielle LaDuke 2004 Christina Mascaro 2004 Megan McGregor 2000, 2001, 2002 Laura Miguez 2002, 2003, 2004 Tiffany Moore 2000 Kala Morgan 2005, 2006 Erynn Murray 2008 Danielle Perreault 2002, 2004 Katy Rayburn 2004, 2005 Caitlin Reeves 2008 Sheri Robbins 2002 Rebecca Rodriguez 2004, 2006 Elizabeth Snowdon 2008 Rachael Sulkers 2000, 2001 Beth Wade 2003, 2004 Brooke Ward 2002, 2003 Claire Ward 2004, 2005 Melissa Wellman 2004 J’Keta Wilford 2004 Sara Wohlhueter 2004 Lisa-Marie Woods 2004 SBC Player of week Danielle LaDuke Rebecca Rodriguez Danielle LaDuke Debs Brereton Debs Brereton Debs Brereton Holly Grogan

All-Time Honors

Oct. 8, 2001 Sept. 9, 2003 Sept. 7, 2004 Sept. 14, 2004 Oct. 12, 2004 Nov. 1, 2004 Oct. 25, 2005

Holly Grogan Holly Grogan Kala Morgan Kala Morgan Rebecca Rodriguez Jen Threlkeld Holly Grogan

Nov. 1, 2005 Aug. 28, 2006 Sept. 19, 2006 Oct. 17, 2006 Oct. 31, 2006 Sept. 11, 2007 Oct. 30, 2007

first team all-ovc Hailee Walsh Diane Wootten Sarah Schulz

1998, 1999 1998 1999

second team all-ovc Lindsay Henderson Rachael Sulkers Makini Wall Jennifer Robb Sheri Robbins

1998 1998 1998 1998, 1999 1999

all-ovc tournament Morgan Guoan Allison Schulz

1999 1999

SBC TEAM ACADEMIC AWARD Middle Tennessee

2008

Kala Morgan is the only player in program history to be named to the NSCAA All-Region squad and as an NSCAA National Player of the Week, both occuring in 2006.

NSCAA COLLEGE TEAM ACADEMIC AWARD Middle Tennessee Middle Tennessee Middle Tennessee Middle Tennessee Middle Tennessee Middle Tennessee Middle Tennessee

2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

NSCAA All-South Region Scholar Holly Grogan 2006, 2007 Katy Rayburn 2006 Sara Wohlhueter 2006 Kala Morgan 2007 CoSIDA/ESPN THE MAGAZINE ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT IV TEAM Holly Grogan, 2nd 2006 Kala Morgan, 2nd 2006 Kela Casiple, 2nd 2008 Nenita Burgess, 3rd 2008

2009 Middle Tennessee Blue Raider Soccer

Rebecca Rodriguez holds or shares the school records for single-game points (12), goals (4) and assists (4). She blitzed the Lipscomb Lady Bisons with those numbers August 27, 2005, as part of an 8-0 Middle Tennessee season-opening victory. Individual Single Game Points 1. Rebecca Rodriguez 12 8/27/05 at Lipscomb 2. Laura Miguez 8 9/21/03 vs. Birmingham-Southern Rebecca Rodriguez 8 9/5/03 vs. ULM Jen Threlkeld 8 9/9/07 vs. Mississippi State 5. Debs Brereton 7 10/8/04 vs. UALR Danielle LaDuke 7 10/5/01 at UALR

Laura Miguez had two career hat tricks and finished with four assists vs. Lipscomb Sept. 30, 2001, during her playing tenure as a Blue Raider.

9.

Kala Morgan 9/15/06 Makini Wall 9/30/98 Debs Brereton 9/10/04 Holly Grogan 10/10/04 Hailee Walsh 9/9/98 Hailee Walsh 9/20/98 Kenya Hickey 10/30/98 Lisa Langrish 10/21/01 Danielle LaDuke 10/7/01 Danielle LaDuke 9/30/01 Danielle LaDuke 9/29/02 Laura Miguez 9/29/02 Clarie Ward 10/10/04 Kala Morgan 10/15/06 Mary Zapapas 9/15/06

7 vs. Lipscomb 7 at UT-Martin 6 vs. Lipscomb 6 vs. Arkansas State 6 at Cumberland (Ky.) 6 at Tennessee Tech 6 vs. Morehead State 6 vs. Belmont 6 at Arkansas State 6 vs. Lipscomb 6 at Stetson 6 at Stetson 6 vs. Arkansas State 6 vs. ULM 6 vs. Lipscomb

Goals 1. Rebecca Rodriguez 4 8/27/05 at Lipscomb Rebecca Rodriguez 4 9/5/03 vs. ULM Jen Threlkeld 4 9/9/07 vs. Mississippi State 4. Debs Brereton 3 9/10/04 vs. Lipscomb Holly Grogan 3 10/10/04 vs. Arkansas State Laura Miguez 3 9/21/03 vs. Birmingham-Southern Hailee Walsh 3 9/9/98 at Cumberland (Ky.) Hailee Walsh 3 9/20/98 at Tennessee Tech Makini Wall 3 9/30/98 at UT-Martin Danielle LaDuke 3 9/30/01 vs. Lipscomb

Danielle LaDuke 10/7/01 Danielle LaDuke 10/5/01 Lisa Langrish 10/21/01 Laura Miguez 9/29/02 Claire Ward 10/10/04 Kala Morgan 10/15/06 Kala Morgan 9/15/06 Mary Zapapas 9/15/06

3 at Arkansas State 3 at UALR 3 vs. Belmont 3 at Stetson 3 vs. Arkansas State 3 vs. ULM 3 vs. Lipscomb 3 vs. Lipscomb

Assists 1. Rebecca Rodriguez 4 8/27/05 at Lipscomb Laura Miguez 4 9/30/01 vs. Lipscomb 3. Holly Grogan 3 9/15/06 vs. Lipscomb Jen Threlkeld 3 10/15/06 vs. ULM Debs Brereton 3 10/8/04 vs. UALR Makini Wall 3 10/30/98 vs. Morehead State

8.

Jennifer Robb 11 9/24/00 at South Alabama Jennifer Robb 11 11/2/00 vs. Denver (n) Emily Shrum 11 8/30/02 at Missouri State Jenny Manis 11 9/24/04 vs. Georgia State Danielle Perreault 10 9/2/05 vs. ETSU Emily Shrum 10 10/12/01 vs. Denver Jenny Manis 10 10/22/04 vs. Western Kentucky Kela Casiple 10 9/5/08 vs. Texas Tech

Individual Single Season Points 1. Kala Morgan 2. Debs Brereton 3. Holly Grogan 4. Rebecca Rodriguez 5. Laura Miguez 6. Hailee Walsh 7. Rebecca Rodriguez 8. Danielle LaDuke 9. Mary Zapapas 10. Jen Threlkeld

2006 2004 2005 2005 2003 1998 2003 2001 2006 2006

52 47 42 33 31 30 28 27 26 25

Debs Brereton (middle) accepted the 2004 Sun Belt Player of the Year award in her only season with the Blue Raiders. She was the first Middle Tennessee soccer player to garner the accolade.

Christina Mascaro 3 9/29/02 at Stetson Kala Morgan 3 9/9/07 vs. Mississippi State

Saves 1. Jennifer Robb 9/8/00 2. Kela Casiple 8/29/08 3. Jennifer Robb 10/1/99

Individual Records

13 vs. Appalachian State 12 vs. Vanderbilt 11 at Eastern Illinois

goals 1. Kala Morgan 2. Debs Brereton 3. Holly Grogan 4. Danielle LaDuke Hailee Walsh 6. Rebecca Rodriguez Rebecca Rodriguez 8. Mary Zapapas Kenya Hickey Shan Jones

2006 2004 2006 2001 1998 2005 2003 2006 2000 2008

22 19 15 13 13 12 12 11 11 11

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2009 Middle Tennessee Blue Raider Soccer Individual Career Points 1. Holly Grogan 2. Rebecca Rodriguez 3. Laura Miguez 4. Kala Morgan 5. Danielle LaDuke 6. Jen Threlkeld 7. Emily Carter 8. Hailee Walsh 9. Debs Brereton 10. Kaley Forrest

2004-07 2003-06 2001-04 2005-07 2001-04 2006- 2000-03 1998-99 2004 2004-07

102 89 87 85 60 58 52 50 47 39

120 115 114 104 95 89 87 76 63 63

goals 1. Holly Grogan 2. Kala Morgan 3. Rebecca Rodriguez 4. Laura Miguez 5. Danielle LaDuke 6. Emily Carter 7. Jen Threlkeld 8. Hailee Walsh 9. Debs Brereton 10. Rachel Holmes

2004-07 2005-07 2003-06 2001-04 2001-04 2000-03 2006- 1998-99 2004 2003-05

38 34 33 28 26 23 22 21 19 15

0.52 0.94 1.06 1.15 1.24 1.31 1.43 1.66 1.68 1.71

assists 1. Laura Miguez 2. Holly Grogan 3. Rebecca Rodriguez 4. Sarah Schulz 5. Kala Morgan 6. Jen Threlkeld 7. Katy Rayburn Rachel Holmes Kaley Forrest Jessica Northcutt

2001-04 2004-07 2003-06 1999-2002 2005-07 2006- 2003-06 2003-05 2004-07 2001-04

31 26 23 18 17 14 11 11 11 11

Game-winning goals 1. Holly Grogan 2. Danielle LaDuke Kala Morgan 4. Emily Carter Laura Miguez 6. Kaley Forrest Jen Threlkeld 8. Shan Jones Mary Zapapas Rebecca Rodriguez

2004-07 2001-04 2005-07 2000-03 2001-04 2004-07 2006- 2008- 2006 2003-06

13 8 8 7 7 6 6 5 5 5

Saves 1. Jennifer Robb 2. Danielle Perreault 3. Emily Shrum 4. Kela Casiple 5. Tory Martin

1997-2000 2002-05 2000-02 2007-08 1996-97

Assists 1. Holly Grogan 2. Laura Miguez Sarah Schulz 4. Jen Threlkeld Rebecca Rodriguez Rebecca Rodriguez Laura Miguez Lisa-Marie Woods Debs Brereton 10. Laura Miguez

2006 2003 1999 2006 2006 2005 2004 2004 2004 2001

12 11 11 9 9 9 9 9 9 8

saves 1. Tory Martin 2. Jennifer Robb 3. Jennifer Robb 4. Jennifer Robb 5. Kela Casiple 6. Jenny Manis 7. Emily Shrum 8. Danielle Perreault 9. Danielle Perreault Emily Shrum

1996 2000 1997 1999 2008 2004 2001 2005 2003 2002

goals against average (Min. 2.00) 1. Kela Casiple 2007 2. Kela Casiple 2008 3. Jenny Manis 2004 4. Danielle Perreault 2005 5. Erynn Murray 2006 6. Danielle Perreault 2003 7. Emily Shrum 2001 8. Erynn Murray 2008 9. Jennifer Robb 1999 10. Jennifer Robb 1997 wins 1. Jenny Manis 2. Erynn Murray 3. Danielle Perreault Danielle Perreault 5. Jennifer Robb Emily Shrum

2004 2006 2005 2003 1999 2001

13 12 11 11 10 10

Tory Martin set a school standard with 120 saves during the 1996 campaign, the program’s inaugural season. Shutouts 1. Danielle Perreault Kela Casiple Kela Casiple 4. Danielle Perreault Jennifer Robb Jenny Manis

2003 2007 2008 2005 1997 2004

7 7 7 6 6 6

goals against average (Min. 2.00) 1. Kela Casiple 2007-08 2. Jenny Manis 2004 3. Erynn Murray 2006- Danielle Perreault 2002-05 5. Emily Shrum 2000-02

Danielle Perreault set a mark which has not been broken with seven shutouts during the 2003 season. The effort has been tied in each of the last two years by Kela Casiple. 56

2003-06 2003-06 2004-07 1997-2000 2001-04 2000-03 1997-2000 1999-2002 1997-2000 2001-04

79 79 79 78 78 78 78 77 76 75

games started 1. Katy Rayburn 2. Laura Miguez 3. Sheri Robbins 4. Lindsay Henderson 5. Emily Carter 6. Sara Wohlhueter 7. Kenya Hickey 8. Yolanda Henderson 9. Sarah Schulz 10. Kaley Forrest

2003-06 2001-04 1999-2002 1997-2000 2000-03 2003-06 1997-2000 1996-99 1999-2002 2004-07

79 78 77 75 74 71 69 68 66 65

minutes played (FIELD PLAYERS) 1. Katy Rayburn 2003-06 2. Sara Wohlhueter 2003-06 3. Kaley Forrest 2004-07 4. Rebecca Rodriguez 2003-06 5. Holly Grogan 2004-07 6. Laura Miguez 2001-04 7. Claire Ward 2003-05 8. Ingrid Christensen 2005-07 9. Jessica Northcutt 2001-04 10. Nenita Burgess 2005-08

6,466 5,660 5,415 4,829 4,725 4,549 4,384 4,189 4,116 3,954

383 171 164 155 131 0.77 1.06 1.47 1.47 1.85

wins 1. Jennifer Robb 2. Danielle Perreault 3. Emily Shrum 4. Kela Casiple 5. Erynn Murray

1997-2000 2002-05 2000-02 2007-08 2006-

26 22 19 17 14

shutouts 1. Jennifer Robb 2. Kela Casiple 3. Danielle Perreault 4. Jenny Manis 5. Emily Shrum Erynn Murray

1997-2000 2007-08 2002-05 2004 2000-02 2006-

19 14 13 6 5 5

Individual Records

games played 1. Katy Rayburn Rebecca Rodriguez Kaley Forrest 4. Lindsay Henderson Laura Miguez Emily Carter Kenya Hickey 8. Sheri Robbins 9. Jeniifer Robb 10. Jessica Northcutt

Katy Rayburn has recorded the most minutes of any field player in program history with 6,466 and games started with 79.

2009 Middle Tennessee Blue Raider Soccer Team Season Records games 1. 5.

2006 2003 1999 2002 2005 2007 2008

21 21 21 21 20 20 20

Wins 1. 2. 3. 5.

2006 2004 2005 2003 2001 1999 1998 2007

17 13 12 12 10 10 10 10

Ties 1. 3. 4.

1997 2007 2008 2005 2003 2004

5 5 3 2 2 2

Overtime Games 1. 2. 4. 5.

2007 2004 1997 2008 2005 2003

6 5 5 4 3 3

Points 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

2006 2004 2005 2003 2001

Goals 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Saves 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

1996 2000 1997 1999 2007

133 129 125 108 106

FEWEST Goals ALLOWED 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

2008 2004 2005 2006 2003 2001

21 22 23 24 28 28

Goals Against Average 1. 2. 4. 5.

2008 2005 2004 2006 2003

1.00 1.11 1.11 1.13 1.30

Shutouts 1. 2. 4.

2003 2006 2008 2005 2007

9 8 8 7 7

Team Game Records points 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

vs. Lipscomb at Stetson vs. Lipscomb vs. Troy vs. South Alabama

9/15/06 9/29/02 9/30/01 10/1/06 9/29/06

28 27 26 23 22

222 184 135 128 123

Goals 1. 3.

vs. UALR vs. Lipscomb vs. Arkansas State vs. Lipscomb at Stetson

10/8/04 9/15/06 10/10/04 9/30/01 9/29/02

10 10 9 9 9

2006 2004 2005 2001 2003

78 69 49 47 46

Assists 1. 2. 4. 5.

at Stetson 9/29/02 vs. Lipscomb 9/15/06 vs. Lipscomb 9/30/01 vs. Troy 10/1/06 Five tied with

assists 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

2006 2004 2005 2003 2001

66 46 37 36 29

SHOTS 1. 3. 4. 5.

vs. Belmont vs. Austin Peay vs. Lipscomb at Lipscomb vs. Murray State

Shots 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

2006 2003 2002 2004 2005

447 413 404 378 370

Team Records

8/31/03 10/20/02 9/15/06 8/27/05 9/25/01

9 8 8 7 6

44 44 43 42 37

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2009 Middle Tennessee Blue Raider Soccer Player

Year(s)

Kelly Anderson Kathrine Andresen

1996-98 2006-07

Christine Baker Stephanie Bellis Bethany Bertovic Lindsey Bopp Jenna Bowers Debs Brereton Shannon Broadwell Nenita Burgess

1996 1996 2007- 2000-03 2008- 2004 1996-99 2005-08

A

B

GP

G

A

Pts.

42 41

0 2

2 7

2 11

13 1 28 72 3 19 71 59

0 0 0 8 0 19 8 0

0 0 0 6 0 9 8 4

0 0 0 22 0 47 24 4

Kenya Hickey, 1997-2000

Kaley Forrest, 2004-07

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Britney Camden Jenna Capitena Jenna Carlsen Lynsey Carrier Emily Carter Ingrid Christensen Jaimee Cooper Jenny Cox

2001-03 2003-05 2003-04 2008- 2000-03 2005-07 2007- 2000-03

Katie Daley Halley Dawe Tami DeHart Kate Donnelly Kelly Downs Courtney Dunlap

2005-06 2004 1996 2006 2007-08 2004

Lauren Eaton Ashley Elliott Lindsay Estes

2006 2002-04 2002

Kim Farrant Nicki Fell Kaley Forrest Lauren Fox Melissa Funke

2006-08 2001-02 2004-07 2005 2002-03

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D

E

F

34 12 13 3 78 55 31 59

0 1 0 0 23 2 0 12

0 0 0 0 6 1 1 10

0 2 0 0 52 5 1 34

39 18 16 18 40 1

5 0 0 0 5 0

5 1 0 0 2 0

15 1 0 0 12 0

7 36 11

0 0 0

0 2 0

0 2 0

45 32 79 10 24

4 0 14 0 0

7 1 11 0 0

15 1 39 0 0

Amanda Gambill Holly Grogan Morgan Guoan

1996 2004-07 1997-2000

Mackey Habisreitinger Emily Harris Jeanette Heltne Lindsay Henderson Yolanda Henderson Kenya Hickey Ashley Hicks Rachel Holmes Megan Holsten Francesca Howells Elise Hutter

1997 2007- 2006-07 1997-2000 1996-99 1997-2000 2001 2003-05 1998-2001 2007- 2005-08

Shan Jones Ashli Julien

2008 2008

Danielle LaDuke Laura Lamberth Lisa Langrish Rachel Larvie Sarah Beth Lee Jordan LeFan Sarah Linder April Lynn

2001-04 2008- 2001 1996 2006- 2005 2001-03 1996

Victoria Martin (GK) Christina Mascaro Beth Maskey Heather McDonnell Megan McGregor Caroline McHugh Laura Miguez Tiffany Moore Kala Morgan Luisa Moscoso Vanessa Mueggler

1996-97 2002-03 1999-2000 2008 2001-02 2002-03 2001-04 1998-99 2005-07 2008- 2007-

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H

J

L

M

11 73 69

1 38 10

1 26 2

3 102 22

20 4 20 78 71 78 13 58 64 40 46

8 0 1 4 1 14 2 13 3 2 0

4 1 0 1 1 4 0 11 7 1 1

20 1 2 9 3 32 4 37 13 5 1

20 3

11 0

2 0

24 0

74 14 19 1 21 18 53 16

26 0 9 0 1 2 5 3

8 0 0 0 1 2 3 0

60 0 18 0 3 6 13 6

36 40 35 18 40 22 78 31 57 19 40

0 3 4 2 3 0 28 0 34 0 6

1 10 2 0 4 1 31 1 17 0 7

1 16 10 4 10 1 87 1 85 0 19

2009 Middle Tennessee Blue Raider Soccer Breann Nevins Jessica Northcutt

1999-2001 2001-04

Karen Panek Christine Payne Leigh Peacock Paige Pearson Stephine Pryer

1996 1996-97 2001 2001 1996-97

Katy Rayburn Caitlin Reeves Jennifer Robb (GK) Sheri Robbins Rebecca Rodriguez

2003-06 2005-08 1997-2000 1999-2002 2003-06

Sarah Schmidt Tobey Schultz Allison Schulz Sarah Schulz Megan Schwanke Elisabeth Sikes Emily Snowdon Carrie Sohrabi Lauren Spina Rachael Sulkers Hope Suominen

2002 1997-98 1999-2000 1999-2002 2001 2008- 2007- 1998 1998-99 1998-2001 2008-

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P

R

S

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0 2

1 11

1 15

10 35 9 3 4

0 1 0 0 0

1 2 1 0 0

1 4 1 0 0

78 58 76 77 79

7 3 0 14 33

11 3 1 4 23

25 9 1 32 89

5 11 37 74 19 7 34 16 23 51 20

0 1 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 3

0 0 4 18 1 0 0 1 0 3 3

0 2 22 20 1 0 0 1 0 7 9

Player Claire Ward Melissa Wellman April Wieneck J’Keta Wilford Alisha Williams Jaymie Windrow Emily Winfree Sara Wohlhueter Lisa-Marie Woods Diane Wootten Lynn Wright

Year(s) 2003-05 2002-05 1996 2002-04 1999 1997 2001 2003-06 2004 1998 1996

Mary Zapapas Megan Ziegler

2006 2002

Z

GP 60 51 1 15 16 20 2 73 14 17 14

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A 8 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 9 3 0

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21 5

11 0

4 0

26 0

Emily Shrum, 2000-02

Sarah Schulz, 1999-2002

Jen Threlkeld Ginny Trobaugh

2006- 1998

Veera Viljakainen

1999-2000

Beth Wade Makini Wall Molly Walroth Hailee Walsh Brooke Ward

2003-04 1997-98 1997-98 1998-99 2002-03

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58 2

18

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0

33 37 26 37 34

0 12 1 21 5

1 4 1 8 0

1 28 3 50 10

GOALKEEPERS Player Brittany Buford Jessica Busey Kela Casiple Courtney Fortner Jenny Manis Tory Martin Erynn Murray Danielle Perreault Jennifer Robb Caroline Schuepbach Emily Shrum Angie Venable

All-Time Roster

Year(s) 2005 1998-99, 2001 2007-08 2005-06 2004 1996-97 2006- 2002-05 1997-2000 2003 2000-02 1996

GP 3 12 32 12 19 19 30 49 76 5 43 5

GAA 0.00 2.75 0.77 0.85 1.06 2.61 1.47 1.47 1.87 1.22 1.85 6.83

SV 1 25 155 21 89 131 106 171 383 6 164 13

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2009 Middle Tennessee Blue Raider Soccer 1996 Head Coach: Collette gilligan (Overall: 4-13, H: 1-5, A: 1-7, N: 2-1) Independent Date Opponent Site 08/31 Mississippi State Starkville, Miss. 09/07 Eastern Illinois MURFREESBORO 09/08 Chattanooga Chattanooga, Tenn. 09/11 Jacksonville State MURFREESBORO 09/18 Georgia State Atlanta, Ga. 09/28 UALR Little Rock, Ark. 10/01 Tennessee Tech MURFREESBORO 10/05 Tennessee Tech! Jacksonville, Ala. 10/06 Southeastern Louisiana! Jacksonville, Ala. 10/09 Alabama Tuscaloosa, Ala. 10/16 Tennessee MURFREESBORO 10/19 Montevallo Montevallo, Ala. 10/21 Carson-Newman MURFREESBORO 10/24 Wofford MURFREESBORO 10/29 Tennessee Tech Cookeville, Tenn. 11/02 Northwestern State# Oxford, Miss. 11/03 Mississippi# Oxford, Miss. ! - Gamecock Invitational (Jacksonville, Ala.) * - game declared a forfeit # - Ole Miss Tournament (Oxford, Miss.)

Score L, 5-0 L, 4-1 L, 3-2 L, 2-0 L, 8-0 L, 4-1 W, 1-0 W, 1-0 L, 3-0 L, 1-0* L, 4-0 L, 4-0 L, 1-0 L, 2-0 W, 2-0 (OT) W, 2-0 L, 10-0

1997 Head Coach: Collette gilligan (Overall: 6-9-5, H: 3-2-3, A: 3-6-2, N: 0-1) Independent Date 09/03 09/10 09/13 09/17 09/20 09/21 09/24 09/27 10/01 10/04 10/05 10/08 10/13 10/15 10/19 10/22 10/25 10/29 11/01 11/02

Opponent Belmont Chattanooga Eastern Illinois Jacksonville State Montevallo Alabama-Huntsville Tennessee Tech Troy Tennessee Tech UNC Asheville Jacksonville Tennessee Cumberland (Ky.) Carson-Newman UALR Georgia State ETSU Samford Charleston Southern College of Charleston

Site Nashville, Tenn. MURFREESBORO Charleston, Ill. Jacksonville, Ala. MURFREESBORO MURFREESBORO MURFREESBORO MURFREESBORO Cookeville, Tenn. Asheville, N.C. Greenville, S.C. Knoxville, Tenn. MURFREESBORO Jefferson City, Tenn. MURFREESBORO MURFREESBORO Johnson City, Tenn. Birmingham, Ala. Charleston, S.C. Charleston, S.C.

Score W, 2-0 T, 1-1 (2OT) L, 5-0 W, 3-2 W, 4-0 T, 0-0 (2OT) W, 3-0 W, 2-0 W, 1-0 L, 5-0 L, 3-0 L, 7-0 T, 1-1 (2OT) L, 1-0 L, 4-0 L, 2-1 L, 1-0 T, 2-2 (2OT) L, 2-1 T, 2-2 (2OT)

1998 Head Coach: Collette gilligan (Overall: 10-8, H: 5-4, A: 3-3, N: 2-1, OVC: 3-1) Ohio Valley Date 09/01 09/05 09/06 09/09 09/13 09/15 09/19 60

Opponent Belmont Eastern Illinois* Jacksonville State Cumberland (Ky.) ETSU Chattanooga Wofford

Site MURFREESBORO MURFREESBORO MURFREESBORO Williamsburg, Ky. MURFREESBORO Chattanooga, Tenn. Spartanburg, S.C.

Score L, 3-0 L, 2-1 W, 3-2 W, 3-0 L, 1-0 W, 1-0 L, 6-0

09/20 Tennessee Tech 09/23 Samford 09/30 UT-Martin 10/02 Southeastern Louisiana# 10/04 Oral Roberts# 10/14 Tennessee Tech* 10/17 Appalachian State 10/23 Drury$ 10/25 UALR$ 10/30 Morehead State* 11/01 UT-Martin* * - Ohio Valley Conference match # - Belmont Classic (Nashville, Tenn.) $ - Drury Tournament (Springfield, Mo.)

Cookeville, Tenn. MURFREESBORO Martin, Tenn. Nashville, Tenn. Nashville, Tenn. MURFREESBORO MURFREESBORO Springfield, Mo. Springfield, Mo. MURFREESBORO MURFREESBORO

L, 4-2 W, 3-2 W, 1-0 W, 2-1 L, 4-0 W, 4-0 L, 8-1 L, 6-0 W, 1-0 (OT) W, 6-1 W, 7-0

1999 Head Coach: Collette gilligan (Overall: 10-10-1, H: 6-1-1, A: 3-7, N: 1-2, OVC: 2-2-1) Ohio Valley Date Opponent Site 08/28 Tennessee Tech MURFEESBORO 09/05 ULM MURFEESBORO 09/08 UT-Martin* MURFEESBORO 09/11 Mars Hill MURFEESBORO 09/15 Alabama-Huntsville Huntsville, Ala. 09/18 Appalachian State Boone, N.C. 09/19 ETSU Johnson City, Tenn. 09/22 Tennessee Tech* MURFEESBORO 09/26 Southeast Missouri* MURFEESBORO 10/01 Eastern Illinois* Charleston, Ill. 10/06 Belmont Nashville, Tenn. 10/12 Samford Birmingham, Ala. 10/15 South Alabama Mobile, Ala. 10/17 West Florida Pensacola, Fla. 10/21 Morehead State* Morehead, Ky. 10/24 UALR MURFEESBORO 10/28 Chattanooga MURFEESBORO 10/30 Georgia Southern! Jacksonville, Ala. 10/31 Jacksonville State! Jacksonville, Ala. 11/05 UT-Martin# Charleston, Ill. 11/06 Tennessee Tech# Charleston, Ill. * - Ohio Valley Conference match ! - Kick Out Cancer Tournament (Jacksonville, Ala.) # - OVC Tournament (Charleston, Ill.)

Score W, 1-0 W, 3-1 W, 4-3 (OT) W, 4-0 W, 1-0 L, 2-0 L, 2-1 W, 2-1 (OT) T, 1-1 (2OT) L, 2-1 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 L, 6-0 L, 6-1 L, 3-1 W, 2-1 L, 2-0 L, 2-1 L, 3-0 W, 6-1 L, 3-2

2000 Head Coach: scott ginn (Overall: 8-11, H: 5-4, A: 3-6, N: 0-1, SBC: 3-4) Sun Belt Date 08/27 09/01 09/03 09/08 09/10 09/15 09/17 09/21 09/24 09/27 10/01 10/05 10/14 10/15 10/21

Opponent Southeastern Louisiana UALR* Memphis Appalachian State Drury FIU* Florida Atlantic North Texas* South Alabama* Georgia State Denver* Eastern Illinois Murray State Louisiana* Southeast Missouri

Year-by-Year Results

Site MURFREESBORO Little Rock, Ark. Memphis, Tenn. MURFREESBORO MURFREESBORO Miami, Fla. Boca Raton, Fla. MURFREESBORO MURFREESBORO Atlanta, Ga. MURFREESBORO MURFREESBORO Murray, Ky. MURFREESBORO Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Score L, 3-0 W, 3-2 L, 4-0 W, 1-0 (2OT) W, 1-0 L, 4-0 L, 5-0 L, 7-1 L, 3-0 L, 2-1 L, 2-0 W, 5-0 W, 3-0 W, 5-1 L, 2-0

2009 Middle Tennessee Blue Raider Soccer 10/23 Arkansas State* 10/25 Belmont 10/29 ETSU 11/02 Denver# * - Sun Belt Conference match # - Sun Belt Championships (Mobile, Ala.)

Jonesboro, Ark. Nashville, Tenn. MURFREESBORO Mobile, Ala.

W, 4-2 L, 4-3 W, 2-1 L, 3-1

2001 Head Coach: scott ginn (Overall: 10-9, H: 6-5, A: 4-4, SBC: 3-5) Sun Belt

Date Opponent 08/31 Southern Miss 09/05 UT-Martin 09/08 Jacksonville State 09/22 Alabama 09/23 Eastern Illinois 09/25 Murray State 09/28 FIU* 09/30 Lipscomb 10/05 UALR* 10/07 Arkansas State* 10/12 Denver* 10/14 North Texas* 10/17 Appalachian State 10/19 Western Kentucky* 10/21 Belmont 10/23 Georgia State 10/26 South Alabama* 10/28 Louisiana* 10/31 FIU# * - Sun Belt Conference match # - Sun Belt Championships (Miami, Fla.)

Site Hattiesburg, Miss. Martin, Tenn. MURFREESBORO MURFREESBORO MURFREESBORO MURFREESBORO MURFREESBORO MURFREESBORO Little Rock, Ark. Jonesboro, Ark. MURFREESBORO MURFREESBORO MURFREESBORO Bowling Green, Ky. MURFREESBORO MURFREESBORO Mobile, Ala. Lafayette, La. Miami, Fla.

Score L, 1-0 W, 3-2 L, 2-1 W, 2-1 L, 2-1 W, 3-0 L, 1-0 W, 9-0 W, 5-2 W, 5-1 L, 1-0 L, 4-3 (OT) W, 4-3 L, 1-0 W, 5-2 W, 3-0 W, 2-1 (OT) L, 1-0 L, 3-1

2002 Head Coach: aston rhoden (Overall: 8-12-1, H: 6-2-1, A: 3-8, N: 0-1, SBC: 3-5) Sun Belt Date Opponent 08/30 Missouri State 09/01 Eastern Illinois 09/03 Lipscomb 09/06 Southern Miss 09/08 Drury 09/13 Auburn 09/15 Alabama 09/20 Alabama A&M 09/22 Murray State 09/27 FIU* 09/29 Stetson 10/04 UALR* 10/06 Arkansas State* 10/11 (16) Denver* 10/13 North Texas* 10/18 Western Kentucky* 10/20 Austin Peay 10/22 Georgia State 10/25 South Alabama* 10/27 Louisiana* 11/06 North Texas# * - Sun Belt Conference match # - Sun Belt Championships (Mobile, Ala.)

Site Springfield, Mo. Charleston, Ill. Nashville, Tenn. MURFREESBORO MURFREESBORO Auburn, Ala. Tuscaloosa, Ala. MURFREESBORO Murray, Ky. Miami, Fla. DeLand, Fla. MURFREESBORO MURFREESBORO Denver, Colo. Denton, Texas MURFREESBORO MURFREESBORO Atlanta, Ga. MURFREESBORO MURFREESBORO Mobile, Ala.

Score L, 1-0 L, 1-0 W, 4-1 L, 2-1 T, 1-1 (2OT) L, 5-0 L, 4-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-1 L, 3-0 W, 9-1 W, 3-1 W, 1-0 L, 6-0 L, 6-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-1 L, 4-2 L, 3-2 L, 3-1 L, 4-1

2003 Head Coach: aston rhoden (Overall: 12-7-2, H: 7-2, A: 4-2, N: 1-1, SBC: 5-1-2) Sun Belt Date Opponent Site 08/31 Belmont MURFREESBORO 09/05 ULM^ MURFREESBORO 09/07 Western Carolina^ MURFREESBORO 09/12 Southern Miss Hattiesburg, Miss. 09/14 Tulane New Orleans, La. 09/19 Missouri State MURFREESBORO 09/21 Birmingham-Southern MURFREESBORO 09/26 Mississippi Oxford, Miss. 09/28 Mississippi State Starkville, Miss. 10/03 FIU* MURFREESBORO 10/05 Austin Peay Clarksville, Tenn. 10/10 UALR* Little Rock, Ark. 10/12 Arkansas State* Jonesboro, Ark. 10/17 Denver* MURFREESBORO 10/19 North Texas* MURFREESBORO 10/24 Western Kentucky* Bowling Green, Ky. 10/26 Samford MURFREESBORO 10/31 South Alabama* Mobile, Ala. 11/02 Louisiana* Lafayette, La. 11/05 UALR# Bowling Green, Ky. 11/07 North Texas# Bowling Green, Ky. ^ - Middle Tennessee Classic * - Sun Belt Conference match # - Sun Belt Championships (Bowling Green, Ky.)

Score W, 1-0 W, 5-0 W, 2-0 L, 2-0 L, 5-1 L, 2-1 W, 6-1 L, 3-0 L, 1-0 W, 2-0 W, 4-0 W, 1-0 W, 4-0 L, 4-2 W, 4-3 (OT) T, 1-1 (2OT) W, 4-1 T, 1-1 (2OT) W, 4-0 W, 3-0 L, 4-0

2004 Head Coach: aston rhoden (Overall: 13-4-2, H: 9-0, A: 3-4-2, N: 1-0-1, SBC: 6-1-1) Sun Belt Date Opponent Site Score 08/27 Mississippi State Starkville, Miss. L, 2-1 08/29 Mississippi Oxford, Miss. L, 4-1 09/03 Belmont Nashville, Tenn. W, 6-0 09/05 Memphis Memphis, Tenn. W, 2-1 09/10 Lipscomb MURFREESBORO W, 7-0 09/12 Tennessee Tech MURFREESBORO W, 4-0 09/19 Birmingham-Southern Birmingham, Ala. L, 2-1 09/24 Georgia State MURFREESBORO W, 1-0 (OT) 10/01 FIU* Miami, Fla. L, 3-2 10/04 Alabama A&M MURFREESBORO W, 7-1 10/08 UALR* MURFREESBORO W, 10-1 10/10 Arkansas State* MURFREESBORO W, 9-0 10/15 Denver* Denver, Colo. W, 2-1 (2OT) 10/17 North Texas* Denton, Texas T, 0-0 (2OT) 10/22 Western Kentucky* MURFREESBORO W, 2-1 (OT) 10/29 South Alabama* MURFREESBORO W, 5-1 10/31 Louisiana* MURFREESBORO W, 2-1 11/03 Arkansas State# Miami, Fla. W, 5-2 11/04 FIU# Miami, Fla. T, 2-2 (2OT) FIU advanced on PKs, 3-2 * - Sun Belt Conference match # - Sun Belt Championships (Miami, Fla.)

Year-by-Year Results

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2009 Middle Tennessee Blue Raider Soccer 2005 Head Coach: aston rhoden (Overall: 13-5-2, H: 7-2, A: 5-3-2, N: 1-0, SBC: 6-1-2) Sun Belt Date Opponent 08/27 Lipscomb 08/28 Georgia 09/02 ETSU^ 09/04 Birmingham-Southern^ 09/09 Vanderbilt 09/11 Evansville 09/16 Clemson 09/18 Memphis 09/23 Belmont 10/02 Western Kentucky* 10/07 South Alabama* 10/09 Troy* 10/14 FIU* 10/16 Louisiana* 10/21 UALR* 10/23 Arkansas State* 10/28 Denver* 10/30 North Texas* 11/02 Troy# 11/03 South Alabama# ^ - Middle Tennessee Classic * - Sun Belt Conference match # - Sun Belt Championships (Mobile, Ala.)

Site Nashville, Tenn. Athens, Ga. MURFREESBORO MURFREESBORO MURFREESBORO Evansville, Ind. Clemson, S.C. MURFREESBORO MURFREESBORO Bowling Green, Ky. Mobile, Ala. Troy, Ala. MURFREESBORO MURFREESBORO Little Rock, Ark. Jonesboro, Ark. MURFREESBORO MURFREESBORO Mobile, Ala. Mobile, Ala.

Score W, 8-0 L, 2-0 W, 5-2 W, 2-0 L, 2-0 W, 2-1 W, 1-0 L, 5-1 W, 2-0 T, 2-2 (2OT) L, 2-1 T, 1-1 (2OT) W, 3-0 W, 4-1 W, 5-1 W, 5-1 W, 3-2 W, 3-0 W, 1-0 (2OT) L, 1-0

2006 Head Coach: aston rhoden (Overall: 17-4, H: 10-0, A: 5-3, N: 2-1, SBC: 10-1) Sun Belt Date Opponent Site 08/25 Southern Miss MURFREESBORO 08/28 Alabama A&M MURFREESBORO 09/01 Evansville^ MURFREESBORO 09/03 Jacksonville State^ MURFREESBORO 09/08 Mercer$ Knoxville, Tenn. 09/10 (10) Tennessee$ Knoxville, Tenn. 09/15 Lipscomb MURFREESBORO 09/17 Vanderbilt Nashville, Tenn. 09/22 Florida Atlantic* Boca Raton, Fla. 09/24 FIU* Miami, Fla. 09/29 South Alabama* MURFREESBORO 10/01 Troy* MURFREESBORO 10/06 UALR* Little Rock, Ark. 10/08 Arkansas State* Jonesboro, Ark. 10/13 Louisiana* MURFREESBORO 10/15 ULM* MURFREESBORO 10/20 Denver* Denver, Colo. 10/22 North Texas* Denton, Texas 10/27 Western Kentucky* MURFREESBORO 11/01 South Alabama# Lafayette, La. 11/02 North Texas# Lafayette, La. ^ - Middle Tennessee Classic $ - First Tennessee Lady Vol Classic (Knoxville, Tenn.) * - Sun Belt Conference match # - Sun Belt Championships (Lafayette, La.)

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Score W, 3-1 W, 4-1 W, 3-1 W, 4-1 W, 2-0 L, 2-1 (OT) W, 10-0 L, 4-3 (2OT) W, 2-1 W, 2-0 W, 8-0 W, 8-1 W, 3-0 W, 4-0 W, 5-0 W, 6-2 L, 4-1 W, 3-2 W, 3-1 W, 2-0 L, 3-1

2007 Head Coach: aston rhoden (Overall: 10-5-5, H: 6-1-1, A: 4-3-3, N: 0-1-1, SBC: 7-2-2) Sun Belt Date Opponent Site Score 08/31 ETSU Johnson City, Tenn. T, 1-1 (2OT) 09/02 Belmont Nashville, Tenn. L, 1-0 (2OT) 09/07 Tulsa^ MURFREESBORO W, 3-1 09/09 Mississippi State^ MURFREESBORO W, 5-4 09/14 Alabama Tuscaloosa, Ala. L, 2-1 09/16 Alabama A&M Huntsville, Ala. W, 2-0 09/21 Long Beach State$ Norman, Okla. L, 5-1 09/23 Oklahoma$ Norman, Okla. T, 0-0 (2OT) 09/28 Florida Atlantic* MURFREESBORO L, 2-1 09/30 FIU* MURFREESBORO W, 3-0 10/05 South Alabama* Mobile, Ala. L, 2-1 10/07 Troy* Troy, Ala. W, 4-0 10/12 UALR* MURFREESBORO W, 3-1 10/14 Arkansas State* MURFREESBORO T, 0-0 (2OT) 10/19 at Louisiana* Lafayette, La. W, 3-1 10/21 at ULM* Monroe, La. W, 1-0 10/26 Denver* MURFREESBORO W, 1-0 10/28 North Texas* MURFREESBORO W, 2-1 11/02 Western Kentucky* Bowling Green, Ky. T, 1-1 (2OT) 11/07 UALR# Mobile, Ala. T, 0-0 (2OT) UALR advanced on PKs, 3-2 ^ - Middle Tennessee Classic $ - Sooner Invitational (Norman, Okla.) * - Sun Belt Conference match # - Sun Belt Championships (Mobile, Ala.)

2008 Head Coach: aston rhoden (Overall: 9-8-3, H: 5-3-2, A: 4-3-1, N: 0-2, SBC: 7-3-1) Sun Belt Date Opponent Site 08/23 Jacksonville State Jacksonville, Ala. 08/29 Vanderbilt MURFREESBORO 08/31 Belmont MURFREESBORO 09/05 Texas Tech^ MURFREESBORO 09/07 High Point^ MURFREESBORO 09/12 Tulsa$ Tulsa, Okla. 09/14 Oral Roberts$ Tulsa, Okla. 09/19 Mississippi MURFREESBORO 09/26 FIU* Miami, Fla. 09/28 Florida Atlantic* Boca Raton, Fla. 10/03 Troy* MURFREESBORO 10/05 South Alabama* MURFREESBORO 10/10 Arkansas State* Jonesville, Ark. 10/12 UALR* Little Rock, Ark. 10/17 ULM* MURFREESBORO 10/19 Louisiana* MURFREESBORO 10/24 North Texas* Denton, Texas 10/26 at (30) Denver* Denver, Colo. 10/31 Western Kentucky* MURFREESBORO 11/05 Florida Atlantic# Denton, Texas ^ - Middle Tennessee Classic $ - Tulsa Invitational (Tulsa, Okla.) * - Sun Belt Conference match # - Sun Belt Championships (Denton, Texas)

Year-by-Year Results

Score T, 1-1 (2OT) L, 2-1 L, 1-0 T, 1-1 (2OT) L, 3-2 W, 1-0 L, 3-0 W, 1-0 W, 2-1 W, 1-0 W, 2-0 W, 4-0 L, 2-1 W, 1-0 W, 3-0 W, 1-0 L, 2-1 L, 1-0 T, 2-2 (2OT) L, 2-1 (OT)

2009 Middle Tennessee Blue Raider Soccer Alabama Crimson Tide lead, 3-1-0 10/09/96 L 09/22/01 W 09/15/02 L 09/14/07 L * - game declared a forfeit Alabama A&M Blue Raiders lead, 4-0-0 09/20/02 W 10/04/04 W 08/28/06 W 09/16/07 W Alabama-Huntsville Blue Raiders lead, 1-0-1 09/21/97 T 09/15/99 W Appalachian State Series tied, 2-2-0 10/17/98 L 09/18/99 L 09/08/00 W 10/17/01 W

1-0* 2-1 4-0 2-1

2-0 7-1 4-1 2-0

0-0 (2OT) 1-0

8-1 2-0 1-0 (2OT) 4-3

A H A A

H H H A

H A

H A H H

Arkansas State Blue Raiders lead, 8-1-1 10/23/00 W 10/07/01 W 10/06/02 W 10/12/03 W 10/10/04 W 11/03/04 W 10/23/05 W 10/08/06 W 10/14/07 T 10/10/08 L

4-2 5-1 1-0 4-0 9-0 5-2 5-1 4-0 0-0 (2OT) 2-1

A A H A H N A A H A

Auburn Tigers lead, 1-0-0 09/13/02 L

5-0

A

Austin Peay Blue Raiders lead, 2-0-0 10/20/02 W 10/05/03 W

2-1 4-0

H A

Belmont Blue Raiders lead, 6-4-0 09/03/97 W 09/01/98 L 10/06/99 W 10/25/00 L 10/21/01 W 08/31/03 W 09/03/04 W 09/23/05 W 09/02/07 L 08/31/08 L

2-0 3-0 2-0 4-3 5-2 1-0 6-0 2-0 1-0 (2OT) 1-0

A H A A H H A H A H

birmingham-southern Blue Raiders lead, 2-1-0 09/21/03 W 09/19/04 L 09/04/05 W

6-1 2-1 2-0

H A H

Carson-Newman Eagles lead, 2-0-0 10/21/96 L 10/15/97 L

1-0 1-0

H A

Charleston Southern Buccaneers lead, 1-0-0 11/01/97 L

2-1

A

Chattanooga Lady Mocs lead, 2-1-1 09/08/96 L 09/10/97 T 09/15/98 W 10/28/99 L

Florida Atlantic Owls lead, 3-2-0 09/17/00 L 09/22/06 W 09/28/07 L 09/28/08 W 11/05/08 L

3-2 1-1 (2OT) 1-0 2-0

A H A H

5-0 2-1 2-1 1-0 2-1 (OT)

A A H A N

Clemson Blue Raiders lead, 1-0-0 09/16/05 W

1-0

A

GEORGIA Bulldogs lead, 1-0-0 08/28/05 L

College of Charleston Series tied, 0-0-1 11/02/97 T

2-0

A

2-2 (2OT)

A

Cumberland (Ky.) Blue Raiders lead, 1-0-1 10/13/97 T 09/09/98 W

Georgia Southern Eagles lead, 1-0-0 10/30/99 L

2-1

N

1-1 (2OT) 3-0

H A

Denver Pioneers lead, 7-3-0 10/01/00 L 11/02/00 L 10/12/01 L 10/11/02 L 10/17/03 L 10/15/04 W 10/28/05 W 10/20/06 L 10/26/07 W 10/26/08 L

2-0 3-1 1-0 6-0 4-2 2-1 (2OT) 3-2 4-1 1-0 1-0

H N H A H A H A H A

Georgia State Panthers lead, 4-2-0 09/18/96 L 10/22/97 L 09/27/00 L 10/23/01 W 10/22/02 L 09/24/04 W

8-0 2-1 2-1 3-0 4-2 1-0 (OT)

A H A H A H

high point Panthers lead, 1-0-0 09/07/08 L

3-2

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Jacksonville Dolphins lead, 1-0-0 10/05/97 L

3-0

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2-0 3-2 3-2 3-0 2-1 4-1 1-1 (2OT)

H A H A H H A

Lipscomb Blue Raiders lead, 5-0-0 09/30/01 W 09/03/02 W 09/10/04 W 08/27/05 W 09/15/06 W

9-0 4-1 7-0 8-0 10-0

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long beach state 49ers lead, 1-0-0 09/21/07 L

5-1

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Louisiana Blue Raiders lead, 7-2-0 10/15/00 W 10/28/01 L 10/27/02 L 11/02/03 W 10/31/04 W 10/16/05 W 10/13/06 W 10/19/07 W 10/19/08 W

5-1 1-0 3-1 4-0 2-1 4-1 5-0 3-1 1-0

H A H A H H H A H

Mars Hill Blue Raiders lead, 1-0-0 09/11/99 W

4-0

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Memphis Lady Tigers lead, 2-1-0 09/03/00 L 09/05/04 W 09/18/05 L

4-0 2-1 5-1

A A H

Drury Series tied, 1-1-1 10/23/98 09/10/00 09/08/02

L W T

6-0 1-0 1-1 (2OT)

A H H

Eastern Illinois Panthers lead, 6-1-0 09/07/96 L 09/13/97 L 09/05/98 L 10/01/99 L 10/05/00 W 09/23/01 L 09/01/02 L

4-1 5-0 2-1 2-1 5-0 2-1 1-0

H A H A H H A

ETSU Lady Bucs lead, 3-2-1 10/25/97 L 09/13/98 L 09/19/99 L 10/29/00 W 09/02/05 W 08/31/07 T

1-0 1-0 2-1 2-1 5-2 1-1 (2OT)

A H A H H A

evansville Blue Raiders lead, 2-0-0 09/11/05 W 09/01/06 W

2-1 3-1

A H

FIU Series tied, 5-5-1 09/15/00 09/28/01 10/31/01 09/27/02 10/03/03 10/01/04 11/04/04 10/14/05 09/24/06 09/30/07 09/26/08

4-0 1-0 3-1 3-0 2-0 3-2 2-2 (2OT) 3-0 2-0 3-0 2-1

A H A A H A A H A H A

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10-0 3-0 4-1 1-0

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5-0 1-0 2-1 5-4

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7-1 4-3 (OT) 6-0 4-1 4-3 (OT) 4-0 0-0 (2OT) 3-0 3-2 3-1 2-1 2-1

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Northwestern State Blue Raiders lead, 1-0-0 11/02/96 W

2-0

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0-0 (2OT)

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Oral Roberts Golden Eagles lead, 2-0-0 10/04/98 L 09/14/08 L

4-0 3-0

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Samford Blue Raiders lead, 3-0-1 10/29/97 T 09/23/98 W 10/12/99 W 10/26/03 W

2-2 (2OT) 3-2 2-0 4-1

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T

South Alabama Lady Jaguars lead, 6-5-1 10/15/99 L 09/24/00 L 10/26/01 W 10/25/02 L 10/31/03 T 10/29/04 W 10/07/05 L 11/03/05 L 09/29/06 W 11/01/06 W 10/05/07 L 10/05/08 W

6-0 3-0 2-1 (OT) 3-2 1-1 (2OT) 5-1 2-1 1-0 8-0 2-0 2-1 4-0

A A A H A H A A H N A H

Southeast Missouri Redhawks lead, 1-0-1 09/26/99 T 10/21/00 L

1-1 (2OT) 2-0

H A

Southeastern Louisiana Lions lead, 2-1-0 10/06/96 L 10/02/98 W 08/27/00 L

3-0 2-1 3-0

N N H

Southern Miss Golden Eagles lead, 3-1-0 08/31/01 L 09/06/02 L 09/12/03 L 08/25/06 W

1-0 2-1 2-0 3-1

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Stetson Blue Raiders lead, 1-0-0 09/29/02 W Tennessee Lady Vols lead, 3-0-0 10/16/96 L 10/08/97 L 09/10/06 L Tennessee Tech Blue Raiders lead, 9-2-0 10/01/96 W 10/05/96 W 10/29/96 W 09/24/97 W 10/01/97 W 09/20/98 L 10/14/98 W 08/28/99 W 09/22/99 W 11/06/99 L 09/12/04 W Texas tech Series tied, 0-0-1 09/05/08

T

Troy Blue Raiders lead, 5-0-1 09/27/97 W 10/09/05 T 11/02/05 W 10/01/06 W 10/07/07 W 10/03/08 W tulane Green Wave lead, 1-0-0 09/14/03 L

9-1

4-0 7-0 2-1 (OT)

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A

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1-1 (2OT)

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2-0 1-1 (2OT) 1-0 (2OT) 8-1 4-0 2-0

H A N H A H

5-1

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Tulsa Blue Raiders lead, 2-0-0 09/07/07 W 09/12/08 W

3-1 1-0

H A

UALR Blue Raiders lead, 12-2-1 09/28/96 L 10/19/97 L 10/25/98 W 10/24/99 W 09/01/00 W 10/05/01 W 10/04/02 W 10/10/03 W 11/05/03 W 10/08/04 W 10/21/05 W 10/06/06 W 10/12/07 W 11/07/07 T 10/12/08 W

4-1 4-0 1-0 (OT) 2-1 3-2 5-2 3-1 1-0 3-0 10-1 5-1 3-0 3-1 0-0 (2OT) 1-0

A H N H A A H A N H A A H N A

ULM Blue Raiders lead, 5-0-0 09/05/99 W 09/05/03 W 10/15/06 W 10/21/07 W 10/17/08 W

3-1 5-0 6-2 1-0 3-0

H H H A H

UNC Asheville Bulldogs lead 1-0-0 10/04/97 L

5-0

A

UT-Martin Blue Raiders lead, 5-0-0 09/30/98 W 11/01/98 W 09/08/99 W 11/05/99 W 09/05/01 W

1-0 7-0 4-3 (OT) 6-1 3-2

A H H N A

vanderbilt Commodores lead, 3-0-0 09/09/05 L 09/17/06 L 08/29/08 L

2-0 4-3 (2OT) 2-1

H A H

West Florida Argonauts lead, 1-0-0 10/17/99 L

6-1

A

Western carolina Blue Raiders lead, 1-0-0 09/07/03 W

2-0

H

Western Kentucky Blue Raiders lead, 3-1-4 10/19/01 L 10/18/02 W 10/24/03 T 10/22/04 W 10/02/05 T 10/27/06 W 11/02/07 T 10/31/08 T

1-0 2-0 1-1 (2OT) 2-1 (OT) 2-2 (2OT) 3-1 1-1 (2OT) 2-2 (2OT)

A H A H A H A H

Wofford Terriers lead, 2-0-0 10/24/96 L 09/19/98 L

2-0 6-0

H A

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In men’s basketball, WKU received its second straight bid to the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament after winning the Sun Belt Conference Championship. The Hilltoppers secured a trip to the second round with a 76-72 win over fifth-seeded Illinois and battled to the end in a heartbreaking two-point loss to Gonzaga. It was the second year in a row WKU defeated a higher-seeded team to advance past the tournament’s opening round. On the women’s side, Middle Tennessee captured national attention with the help of standout junior Alysha Clark. The Blue Raiders spent time in the coaches’ poll Top 25. The squad earned a spot in the 2009 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament as Sun Belt Conference champions and finished the season with an impressive 28-6 record. Clark’s consistent performances earned her the title of the nation’s leading scorer as she averaged 27.5 points per game. The Blue Raiders will look to continue their success in the 2009-10 season, and with every student-athlete returning, they will be poised to make another strong showing. There was no shortage of success in the Sun Belt’s spring sports in 2009 either. Three tennis teams represented the league in the NCAA Tennis Tournaments. The Middle Tennessee men’s team and FIU women’s team both earned their places in the national competition by winning their respective Sun Belt Conference championships. The Denver women’s squad received an at-large bid after building a 16-5 regular season record, marking their second straight appearance at the event. FIU advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament following a 4-3 win over Princeton in the first round. The 2009 Sun Belt Conference golf teams picked up right where they left off after an impressive 2008 season that saw two squads advance to the NCAA National Championships after Top-10 finishes at their respective regional sites. The Sun Belt followed up the strong 2008 showing by sending three teams to the NCAA Regionals. Middle Tennessee and

Denver were both selected to compete at the regional events, marking the 10th consecutive year that the conference has sent two men’s teams to the postseason. The Denver women also received an automatic bid to the Regionals after taking home their sixth consecutive Sun Belt crown. The Pioneer women held a national ranking throughout the entire season and capped the year with their first-ever regional championship, winning the NCAA East Regional at the Mark Bostick Golf Course in Gainesville, Fla. Denver came away with a top-five finish in the national competition, taking fifth place at the 2009 NCAA National Championships. It marked the highest finish in the program’s history and the third consecutive trip to the NCAA Championships for the Pioneers. A year after Louisiana reached the pinnacle of collegiate softball by advancing to the Women’s College World Series, the high level of competition within the conference during the 2009 softball season was clear evidence of the league’s increasing parity. Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajuns took home their ninth Sun Belt Conference crown in 10 years, but they faced heavy opposition in the regular season and throughout the conference tournament. Louisiana fell to host Baylor in the first round of the Waco Regional but fought off elimination by winning its next two contests against No. 13 Northwestern and Texas State. The Cajuns’ postseason run came to an end with a second loss to Baylor. But with their entire pitching staff returning, including Sun Belt Pitcher of the Year Donna Bourgeois, the Cajuns have plenty of reason to look forward to the 2010 season. In baseball, the Sun Belt Conference has sent multiple teams to the NCAA Tournament each year since 1988. The 21-year streak of having two or more teams reach NCAA play is matched by only four other conferences (ACC, Big West, SEC, Pac-10). Both WKU and Middle Tennessee represented the league in the NCAA Baseball Championships in 2009. Because of its status as a member of the Football Bowl Subdivision coalition, the

While there are 31 NCAA conferences that sponsor multiple sports, the Sun Belt is one of only 11 to participate in the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) and Football Bowl Subdivision. The Sun Belt was formed in 1976 with six members competing in four men’s sports, and today comprises 13 institutions of higher learning while sponsoring 19 championship sports for men and women. The Sun Belt Conference enters its 34th season in 2009-10 with a proud history of athletic and academic success. The conference sponsors 10 women’s sports – basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, indoor and outdoor track and field and volleyball; and nine men’s sports – baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, swimming and diving, tennis and indoor and outdoor track and field. Each of the 19 sports has seen numerous team and individual accomplishments, and nearly every Sun Belt Conference school is currently graduating its student-athletes at a rate higher than its respective school’s student body. All Sun Belt schools are committed to excellence in the 21st century, and facility upgrades and expansions are taking place on every campus. During the 2008-09 academic year alone, the Sun Belt Conference accomplished numerous feats. In the fall of 2008 Middle Tennessee, FIU and Western Kentucky all represented the league in the NCAA Volleyball Tournament – the first time the Sun Belt has sent three teams to the NCAA Tournament in the sport and the second straight year the conference has sent multiple teams. Middle Tennessee advanced to the second round of the tournament, while WKU and FIU put forth strong and hard-fought efforts in the first round. The Sun Belt momentum continued in the sport of football as Florida Atlantic and Troy both earned bowl bids after impressive regular-season performances. It marked the third time in the league’s eight-year football history two teams have received postseason nods. FAU marked its place in the history books when the Owls defeated Central Michigan in the Motor City Bowl, becoming the first SBC team to win back-to-back bowl games.

Sun Belt Conference has a permanent seat on the NCAA’s 17-member Board of Directors. As a result, the conference has a crucial voice on some of the most pressing issues in college athletics and will always have a role in the implementation of any future NCAA legislation and guidelines. The conference continues to utilize television to grow and promote the league and its member institutions. The Sun Belt Conference signed a new multi-year agreement with ESPN Inc. in January 2009 that will result in unprecedented national coverage for the league. Additionally, ESPN televised the conference’s men’s basketball championship game for the 29th straight season in 2009, extending its longest affiliation with any conference in the country. The conference’s regional television partnership with Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast (CSS) and Cox Sports Television (CST) enables live telecasts of Sun Belt events to reach millions of households. The addition of volleyball, baseball and softball to the conference’s television package has resulted in more national and regional television exposure for the league than at any time in its history. The Sun Belt Conference has also partnered with JumpTV Sports, Inc. to deliver a full-service, customized, public and premium website to provide fans with a broad range of real-time information and content about the conference’s athletic teams. The Sun Belt is one of the few conferences in the nation to provide video highlights and features on its website from each of the league’s respective championships. This technology serves as a great recruiting tool for schools by enabling anyone in the world with internet access to view the conference’s championship events. Fans in five different countries viewed the conference’s most recent soccer championship. Prominent Sun Belt alumni include United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (Denver), NFL Hall of Fame football player “Mean” Joe Greene (North Texas), Florida Marlins All-Star baseball player Luis

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Gonzalez (South Alabama), Boston Red Sox baseball player Mike Lowell (MLB All-Star and 2007 MLB World Series MVP, FIU), former member of the United States Senate and House of Representatives John Breaux (Louisiana), country music superstar Tim McGraw (ULM) and actor Andy Garcia (FIU). The conference’s first 33 years have also produced numerous individual national champions along with Olympic track medalists including Earl Bell, Tom Hill and Al Joyner (Arkansas State), Hollis Conway (Louisiana) and Tayna Lawrence (FIU). Old Dominion’s Anne Donovan received the Naismith Trophy recognizing the nation’s top women’s basketball player in 1983, helped the United States win the Olympic gold medal in 1984 and helped the Lady Monarchs capture the national championship in 1985 (one of eight women’s Final Four appearances by Sun Belt schools: Old Dominion - 1983, 1985; Western Kentucky – 1985, 1986, 1992; Louisiana Tech – 1994, 1998, 1999). Sun Belt teams have also participated in the men’s NCAA Final Four (Charlotte – 1977), the College World Series (Louisiana – 2000), the women’s College World Series (Louisiana – 1993, 1995, 1996, 2003, 2008), and have had 11 players selected in the first round of the NBA Draft. The Sun Belt Conference is led by Commissioner Wright Waters, who is in his 10th full year as commissioner. He was named the conference’s fourth commissioner in February of 1999 following the tenures of Vic Bubas (1976-1990), Jim Lessig (1990-1991) and Craig Thompson (1991-1998). The league’s annual all sports champion is awarded the Vic Bubas Cup, named after the conference’s first commissioner. The conference office has been headquartered in downtown New Orleans since 2000 after moving from suburban Metairie, La., where it had been based since 1991. Prior to moving to the “Big Easy,” the league was based in Tampa, Fla., from 1977-to-1991. The original conference office was located in Charlotte, N.C., from 1976-to-1977.

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2009 Middle Tennessee Blue Raider Soccer The Middle Tennessee Soccer Camps are designed to create the best possible environment for young players to improve their skills and knowledge. Emphasis is placed on giving individual instruction according to each player’s skill level. Middle Tennessee Head Soccer Coach Aston Rhoden will serve as the camp director at each camp Instructors will include Assistant Coach Michael Baker along with an array of outstanding college and high school coaches and our Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders each summer.

First Touch Camp, Ages 5-9 (Co-ed) We understand that young athletes have different physical and psychological needs, and that is why we offer the First Touch Camp. This camp is for young and budding soccer players and will focus on basic skills such as heading, dribbling, shooting, passing and receiving. Skill demonstrations will be conducted by members of our top-quality coaching staff. There will be plenty of small group drills and FUN small-sided games. Girls Camp, Ages 10-18, Teams Welcome As with all our camps, e x p e r t technical and tactical instruction will be provided by the camp’s outstanding coaching staff and top collegiate players. This camp is a week of fully 68

demonstrated and intense training designed to help every field player and goalkeeper achieve new levels of expertise and understanding. If you are a female player looking for a challenge and wanting to fully develop your soccer skills, this camp is a must. Girls Team Camp (All Day) Ages 13-18 The Girls Team Camp is an intense week of training for high school and club teams. Unlike other team camps, the Middle Tennessee team camp is a customized training program for each participating team. Each team will be assigned a staff member to work with the team’s coach to ensure development throughout the week. Teams get multiple matches each day, both full-field and small-sided, allowing the opportunity to improve skills under pressure. Coaches will have the to opportunity to observe their team under match-related conditions, have team meetings and have daily meetings with a staff coach to discuss team needs. Coaches receive room and board. Members of the Middle Tennessee coaching staff will be available to assist in the evaluation process and monitor the progress of each team. This camp also features a college recruiting night, agility training and video sessions. All matches will be played on site at the Middle Tennessee Soccer Field. This camp is a must for any team getting ready for the upcoming fall season. Boys Camp, Ages 10-18, Teams Welcome Much like our girls camp, this is a weekend of fully demonstrated and intense training designed to help every field player and goalkeeper achieve new levels of expertise and understanding. This will be accomplished through small group training by our highly qualified coaching staff. If you are a male player looking for a challenge and wanting to fully develop your soccer skills, this camp is a must.

Aston Rhoden Soccer Academy

Goal Scoring/Goalkeeper Camp Ages 10-18 (Co-ed) This position-specific camp offers intense training for those players who want to score goals and for those who want to prevent them. Scorers will focus on improving the techniques and tactics of “finishing.” Keepers will focus on many aspects of the position including handling, shot-stopping, footwork, angle play, distribution and the keeper as an extra defender. All Camps Provide - Instruction from professional, international staff - Top-quality skills demonstration - Positive learning environment - An official camp T-shirt - Small group training - Challenging and FUN games WHAT TO BRING Proper equipment including cleats or tennis shoes, shin guards, sunscreen, extra T-shirts and a ball with camper’s name marked clearly. MEDICAL CARE There will be a certified athletic trainer available at all times in the event of an injury. Camp Director Aston Rhoden currently holds a National “A” License from the United States Soccer Federation as well as a Premier Diploma from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America as he begins his eighth season as head coach at Middle Tennessee. In his seven seasons, the Blue Raiders have compiled 82 victories, including a school-record 17 in 2006. Rhoden came to Murfreesboro from the University of North Alabama in Florence, Ala., where he served as head coach for five seasons after starting the program. He compiled 39 wins during his tenure including a pair of 11-win campaigns. He has a proven record of developing quality players and teams throughout the South region and served the Alabama Youth Soccer Association as a member of the ODP clinician staff. He currently works with the Tennessee ODP. Rhoden’s success can be traced to his lifelong roots in the game of soccer. He represented his native Jamaica on its Junior National Team and played semiprofessionally for Real Mona FC. He played collegiate soccer at the University of Alabama-Huntsville, where he won many awards for outstanding academic and soccer achievements.

For more information, please contact Rhoden at (615) 898-5316 or visit GoBlueRaiders.com.


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