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Women’s Soccer 2011 4 NCAA Tournament Appearances 2 4 C-USA Championships 2 35 All-Conference Selections 2 2 All-Americans

2011 Schedule

Match 3 # 25 MEMPHIS (2-0-0) at

Alabama (2-0-0) Friday, Aug. 26 7 p.m. Alabama Soccer Complex Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Match 4 #25 MEMPHIS (2-0-0) at

Samford (1-1-0) Sunday, Aug. 28 2 p.m. Samford Track & Soccer Stadium Birmingham, Ala.

PENALTY KICKS

SCOUTING MEMPHIS 2 Memphis began the 2011 season as winners of four-straight C-USA Tournament Championships. How many teams have accomplished such a feat? In NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer just 13 programs have claimed four or more consecutive conference championships. Memphis and Boston University of the American East Conference carry the nation’s longest active championship streak. 2 The Lady Tigers returned nine starters and 15 letterwinners from the 2010 squad. Led by CUSA Defensive Player of the Year Lizzy Simonin, the Memphis defense appears to be the strength of the club as the team readies for the 2011 season. 2 Nearly half of the roster this season is represented by newcomers with 15 players in their first season of collegiate soccer. Eight freshmen have seen playing thus far, accounting for roughly 60 percent of the scoring.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Sat. Fri. Sun. Fri. Sun.

13 19 21 26 28

Time/Result

Auburn# 0-0, T LSU 3-1, W Arkansas-Little Rock 3-1, W @Alabama 7:00 p.m. @Samford 2:00 p.m.

September Sun. Fri. Sun. Thu. Fri. Sun. Fri.

4 9 11 15 23 25 30

@Western Kentucky Ole Miss Charlotte @Vanderbilt @Houston* @Rice* @Marshall*

1:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.

October

2 After starting the season 2-0 for the thirdstraight season, the University of Memphis women’s soccer team looks to improve as the Lady Tigers depart on a three-game road swing. 2 The U of M begins the first of three road trips on the schedule that have three or more games consecutively on the road. 2 Memphis meets both Alabama and Samford for the second-straight season during non-conference play. 2 After helping the Lady Tigers to a 2-0 start to the regular season, senior defender Lizzy Simonin was tabbed the Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week and joined the Soccer America Team of the Week. 2 The selection is the 13th time a U of M student-athlete has earned defensive player of the week honors. Simonin ties goalkeeper Isabel Birones with the most defensive player of the week selections in program history.

August

Sun. Fri. Sun. Fri. Sun. Fri. Sun. Thu.

2 7 9 14 16 21 23 27

@East Carolina* SMU* Tulsa* UTEP* Colorado College* @Southern Miss* @UCF* @UAB*

1:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

November Wed. 2 Fri. 4 Sun. 6

C-USA Tournament% C-USA Tournament% C-USA Tournament%

TBA TBA TBA

Home games in Bold All times CT # - Preseason Match * - C-USA Match % - C-USA Tournament hosted at Memphis (Mike Rose Soccer Complex) Use your smartphone to scan this QR Code and keep up with the Lady Tigers all season long.

Memphis By Position Forward

No. Name 4 Rasheeda Ansari 13 Kaitlyn Atkins 27 Ashley Barksdale 25 Anna Butzlaff 7 Kylie Davis 9 Natalia Gomez-Junco 6 Taylor Isenhower 24 Kaisa Marshall 10 Christabel Oduro 17 Melissa Smith 14 Nicole Zeidler

G 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0

A Pt 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 0

Midfielder

No. Name 13 Kaitlyn Atkins 26 Olivia Borkenstein 25 Anna Butzlaff 29 Carly Cassady 15 Alex Craig 5 Sarah Daane 7 Kylie Davis 9 Natalia Gomez-Junco 2 Kelley Gravlin 16 Lizzy Hildebrandt 10 Christabel Oduro 20 Brooke Oxentine 19 Alena Strnadova 12 Tara Telford

G 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0

A Pt 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 2 0 0

Defender

No. Name 26 Olivia Borkenstein 29 Carly Cassady 15 Alex Craig 5 Sarah Daane 11 Katie Donahue 23 Averi Hallman 16 Lizzy Hildebrandt 3 Christie Kline 20 Brooke Oxentine 22 Bailey Pembroke 21 Lizzy Simonin 12 Tara Telford 18 Sam Watson 14 Nicole Zeidler

G 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

A Pt 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

Goalkeeper

No. Name GP GA SV 00 Jordan Boyle - 0 Becca Brown - 33 McCall Gardner - 1 Elise Kuhar-Pitters 2 2 3 28 Nikki Unland - -

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NAME Rasheeda Ansari Kaitlyn Atkins Ashley Barksdale Olivia Borkenstein Jordan Boyle Becca Brown Anna Butzlaff Carly Cassady Alex Craig Sarah Daane Kylie Davis Katie Donahue McCall Gardner Natalia Gomez-Junco Kelley Gravlin Averi Hallman Lizzy Hildenbrandt Taylor Isenhower Christie Kline Elise Kuhar-Pitters Kaisa Marshall Christabel Oduro Brooke Oxentine Bailey Pembroke Lizzy Simonin Melissa Smith Alena “Aja” Strnadova Tara Telford Nikki Unland Sam Watson Nicole Zeidler

POS. F F/MF F D/MF GK GK MF/F MF/D D/MF MF/D F/MF D GK MF/F MF D MF/D F D GK F MF/F MF/D D D F MF D/MF GK D D/F

CLASS BREAKDOWN

2011 Roster

ALPHABETICAL ROSTER NO. 4 13 27 26 00 0 25 29 15 5 7 11 33 9 2 23 16 6 3 1 24 10 20 22 21 17 19 12 28 18 14

NUMERICAL ROSTER NO. 00 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 33

NAME CL. Jordan Boyle Sr. Becca Brown Fr. Elise Kuhar-Pitters R-Sr. Kelley Gravlin R-Fr. Christie Kline Jr. Rasheeda Ansari So. Sarah Daane Fr. Taylor Isenhower Jr. Kylie Davis Fr. Natalia Gomez-Junco Fr. Christabel Oduro So. Katie Donahue Fr. Tara Telford Sr. Kaitlyn Atkins Fr. Nicole Zeidler Fr. Alex Craig Fr. Lizzy Hildebrandt Sr. Melissa Smith R-Sr. Sam Watson Fr. Alena “Aja” Strnadova So. Brooke Oxentine Fr. Lizzy Simonin Sr. Bailey Pembroke Jr. Averi Hallman Jr. Kaisa Marshall Fr. Anna Butzlaff R-Jr. Olivia Borkenstein Fr. Ashley Barksdale So. Nikki Unland Sr. Carly Cassady Fr. McCall Gardner Fr.

COACHING STAFF Head Coach: Assistant Coach: Assistant Coach:

POS. GK GK GK MF D F MF/D F F/MF MF/F MF/F D D/MF F/MF D/F D/MF MF/D F D MF MF/D D D D F MF/F D/MF F GK MF/D GK

HT. 5-9 5-7 5-7 5-4 5-8 5-4 5-9 5-9 5-6 5-6 5-3 5-9 5-7 5-4 5-8 5-8 5-6 5-5 5-11 5-6 5-6 5-5 5-4 5-4 5-4 5-3 5-4 5-6 5-8 5-5 5-6

Brooks Monaghan Jonny Walker Jodi Grant

HOMETOWN/LAST SCHOOL Edmonton, Alberta, Canada/Archbishop O’Leary Colleyville, Texas/Grapevine HS Spokane, Wash./Gonzaga Prep St. Charles, Mo./Incarnate Word Academy Leawood, Kan./Blue Valley North HS Lithonia, Ga./Miller Grove HS Newman, Ga./Northgate HS Lenexa, Kan./Shawnee Mission Northwest HS L’lle-Bizard, Quebec, Canada/John Rennie HS Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico/Prepa Tec Brampton, Onatrio, Canada/St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary Sachse, Texas/John Paul II HS St. Albert, Alberta, Canada/Bellerose Comp Overland Park, Kan./Olathe East HS Scottsdale, Ariz./Chaparral HS Edmonton, Alberta, Canada/Archbishop Jordan Catholic HS Calgary, Alberta, Canada/Notre Dame HS Exeter, Ontario, Canada/South Huron District HS Flower Mound, Texas/Flower Mound HS Las Cruces, N.M./Las Cruces HS Euless, Texas/Trinity HS Lee’s Summit, Mo./Lee’s Summit HS Flower Mound, Texas/Edward S. Marcus HS Spokane, Wash./Mount Spokane HS Kingwood, Texas/Kingwood HS Brookfield, Wis./Butler Fort Wayne, Ind./R. Nelson Snider HS North Little Rock, Ark./Mount St. Mary Academy Mt. Juliet, Tenn./Mt. Juliet HS Lenexa, Kan./Shawnee Mission Northwest HS Duluth, Ga./Peachtree Ridge HS

University of Memphis, 1994/12th Season University of Louisville, 2007/Third Season University of Memphis, 1999/12th Season

SENIORS (7) Jordan Boyle, Lizzy Hildebrant, Elise KuharPitters, Melissa Smith, Lizzy Simonin, Tara Telford, Nikki Unland

ROSTER BREAKDOWN BY STATE/COUNTRY

INDIANA (1) Borkenstein

JUNIORS (5) KANSAS (4) Atkins, Cassady, Isenhower, Kline

Anna Butzlaff, Averi Hallman, Taylor Isenhower, Christie Kline, Bailey Pembroke

SOPHOMORE (4) Rasheeda Ansari, Ashley Barksdale, Christabel Oduro, Alena Strnadova

MISSOURI (2) Gravlin, Simonin

FRESHMEN (15)

NEW MEXICO (1) Strnadova

Kaitlyn Atkins, Olivia Borkenstein, Becca Brown, Carly Cassady, Alex Craig, Sarah Daane, Kylie Davis, Katie Donahue, McCall Gardner, Natalia Gomez-Junco, Kelley Gravlin, Kaisa Marshall, Brooke Oxentine, Sam Watson, Nicole Zeidler

TENNESSEE (1) Unland

PRONUNCIATION GUIDE Butzlaff.......................................Butz-LOFF Borkenstein........................ bork-en-STEEN Cassady................................... cass-a-DEE Daane ........................................... DAY-nee Kaisa...................................................Ki-za Gomez-Junco ................................Hoon-co Oxentine ..................................ox-en-TEEN Oduro.......................................... O-dor-OO Aja ........................................................ I-ah Strnadova ..................... STRIN-uh-doe-vuh Zeidler.............................................. ZID-ler 2

ARIZONA (1) Zeidler CANADA (7) Boyle, Craig, Davis, Hildebrandt, Oduro, Smith, Telford

MEXICO (1) Gomez-Junco

ARKANSAS (1) Barksdale GEORGIA (3) Ansari, Daane, Gardner

TEXAS (6) Brown, Donahue, Marshall, Oxentine, Pembroke, Watson WASHINGTON (2) Hallman, Kuhar-Pitters WISCONSIN (1) Butzlaff

4 NCAA Tournament Appearances 2 4 C-USA Championships 2 35 All-Conference Selections 2 2 All-Americans


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Stat Comparison Category

MEM

ALA

SAM

Goals

6

9

3

Assists

5

9

4

Points

17

27

10

SCOUTING SAMFORD 2 Samford sports a 1-1 record on the season prior to a Friday matchup at UAB. The Bulldogs opened the season with a 2-0 victory at Belmont before falling short at home against Alabama on Aug. 21. 2 Samford returns eight starters and 13 letterwinners from last year’s squad that finished 136-3 overall. 2 Three different players have provided the three goals for the Bulldogs thus far. In net, Alyssa Whitehead has 12 saves on the young season and has allowed just two goals in the two games.

INSIDE THE SERIES 2 Samford and Memphis meet for the fifth time and the second-straight season. The Bulldogs lead the all-time series 3-1 after claiming the first three games in the series. Memphis is 0-2 at Samford having been outscored 3-1 in those two matches.

MEMPHIS IN ROAD OPENERS 2 The U of M has posted a record of 7-9 all-time in the road opener of a season. The Lady Tigers dropped their first seven road openers in school history, but have won five-straight dating back to the 2006 season.

LADY TIGERS START 2-0 2 Memphis opened the season with a 3-1 victory over LSU at Mike Rose Soccer Complex. Christabel Oduro, Kelley Gravlin and Kaitlyn Atkins provided the scoring for the U of M and Elise-Kuhar Pitters made three saves to seal the win. 2 Freshmen would again key a victory in the second match of the season as the Lady Tigers topped UALR 3-1 on Sunday. Melissa Smith, Kylie Davis and Taylor Isenhower provided the goals and three freshmen added assists in the match. 2 Memphis starts the season 2-0 for the thirdstraight season and eighth time in program history. The Lady Tigers have started a season 3-0 just one time in program history (2010).

2010 STANDINGS Team

W

L

T

Pts

W

L

T

Memphis

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

Marshall

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

Tulsa

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

UTEP

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

East Carolina

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

Shots

44

48

28

Goals Allowed

2

2

2

Rice

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

12

UCF

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

Southern Miss

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

Houston

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

SMU

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

Coloado College

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

UAB

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

Saves

4

6

INSIDE THE SERIES 2 Alabama and Memphis meet for the sixth time on Friday. The series began in 2006 with Alabama taking the first match 1-0 in the Bluff City. Memphis is unbeaten in the last four meetings with a 3-0-1 mark with the lone tie coming in the 2008 meeting. Overall, Memphis leads the series 3-1-1 and has outscored the Crimson Tide 9-3 in those five matches.

Around C-USA

SCOUTING ALABAMA 2 Alabama welcomes the Lady Tigers to Tuscaloosa sporting a 2-0 record. The Crimson Tide rolled past Kennesaw State 7-1 in the season opener and outlasted Samford 2-1 in game two of the season. 2 The Crimson Tide returned eight starters and 16 letterwinners from the 2010 squad that finished 8-8-2. 2 Freshman forward Laura Lee Smith leads Alabama with three goals thus far. Six players have accounted for Alabama’s nine goals.

MEMPHIS VS. SEC OPPONENTS 2 The U of M carries a 16-14-1 record all-time against Southeastern Conference Opponents. The Lady Tigers have won five-straight matches against SEC foes and eight of their last 10 contests.

BALANCED OFFENSE

C-USA OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK Aug. 22 ..................................... Tishia Jewell (UCF)

2 Thus far, Memphis has scored six goals in two matches, but more importantly six different players have scored those six goals. The Lady Tigers have five assists on the six goals and four different players have recorded assists. Six different players have attempted five or more shots.

AUGUST RUSH 2 As the summer winds to a close, the U of M may be sad to see the calendar flip past August. In 16 seasons, Memphis is 16-5-1 all-time in the month of August and is unbeaten in the last 14 matches in the month of August dating back to the 2003 season. 2 Since their last loss in the month of August (8/31/03-Ole Miss), Memphis has outscored its opponents 54-5. 2 The August 19 season opener was the earliest in the 16 year history of the program. Last year, Memphis set the earliest with the season opener on August 20.

RECORD CHASER 2 Redshirt-senior goalkeeper Elise KuharPitters begins her fifth season in net for the Lady Tigers on the cusp of breaking multiple goalkeeping records. Already in the top five in minutes played, shutouts, goals-against average, saves and goalkeeping victories, a productive season could have Kuhar-Pitters at the top of each category. Below is a look at where she stands in each category. Category

Total

Rank

Record Holder

GAA

0.93

1st

----

Shutouts

23

2nd

I. Briones-25

Victories

37

2nd

I. Briones-39

Minutes

5051

2nd

I. Briones-5799

Saves

165

5th

F. Currin-326

C-USA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK Aug. 22......................... Lizzy Simonin (Memphis)

UPCOMING MATCHES Friday, August 26 Houston at Duke ......................................... 4:00 pm Jacksonville State at Southern Miss ........... 4:00 pm Utah State at Colorado College .................. 5:00 pm Marshall at VCU ......................................... 5:00 pm UNC Wilmington at East Carolina .............. 6:00 pm Memphis at Alabama .................................. 7:00 pm UTSA at SMU ............................................. 7:00 pm Samford at UAB.......................................... 7:00 pm Rice at TCU ................................................ 7:00 pm Stephen F. Austin at Tulsa .......................... 7:30 pm Houston Baptist at UTEP............................ 8:00 pm Sunday, August 28 William & Mary at Marshall ....................... 10:00 am Jacksonville at Colorado College ............... 1:00 pm Southern Miss at Louisiana-Lafayette ........ 1:00 pm Houston at North Carolina .......................... 2:00 pm Memphis at Samford .................................. 2:00 pm Prairie View A&M at UTEP ......................... 2:00 pm Sam Houston State at Tulsa ....................... 3:30 pm UNC-Greensboro at East Carolina ............. 5:00 pm SMU at Oklahoma ...................................... 7:00 pm

4 NCAA Tournament Appearances 2 4 C-USA Championships 2 35 All-Conference Selections 2 2 All-Americans

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Others receiving votes: Minnestoa, South Carolina, Long Beach State, Pepperdine, Georgia, Denver, Virginia Tech, Loyola Maramount, UW-Milwaukee, Hofstra, Washington State, Tennessee, Colorado, Boston University, Dayton, Arizona State WEEK-BY-WEEK RANKINGS WEEK NSCAA SA

Preseason 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11*

RV 25

NR NR

ST

CS360

TD

RV RV

35 30

47 36

SA- Soccer America Poll ST - Soccer Times Poll CS360 - CollegeSoccer360.com Composite rankings TD- TopDrawerSoccer.com Tournament 64 rankings

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In The Polls

NSCAA DIVISION 1 WOMEN’S SOCCER POLL 2 August 23, 2011: Poll #2/Week 1 Poll Rank Record Previous 1. Notre Dame 1-0-0 1 2. Stanford 2-0-0 2 3. North Carolina 1-0-0 3 4. Portland 1-0-0 7 5. Maryland 1-0-0 6 6. Virginia 2-0-0 10 7. Ohio State 2-0-0 8 8. Florida 2-0-0 9 9. Florida State 1-1-0 5 10. Boston College 1-0-1 4 11. Oklahoma State 2-0-0 14 12. Marquette 2-0-0 12 13. UC Irvine 2-0-0 17 14. Wake Forest 2-0-0 18 15. UCLA 1-0-0 16 16. Santa Clara 1-0-0 15 17. West Virginia 1-1-0 13 18. Texas A&M 1-1-0 11 19. Illinois 2-0-0 24 20. Georgetown 2-0-0 23 21. Duke 2-0-0 RV 22. San Diego 2-0-0 RV 23. Washington 0-0-1 20 24. Oregon State 0-1-0 19 25. Memphis 2-0-0 RV

ROAD WARRIORS

FRESH FACES

2 The sign of a good team is its play on the road and the Lady Tigers have had some great success playing away from the Bluff City. In the last four seasons, Memphis is 24-6-3 in road games. The Lady Tigers are 9-3-0 in non-conference road games since the 2007 season.

2 Of the 31 players on the 2011 roster, 15 have yet to play in a collegiate game. With the exception of Kelley Gravlin, a redshirt-freshman, 14 newcomers join the Lady Tigers for the 2011 campaign. eight freshmen saw minutes in the first two matches of the season with Gravlin, Kaitlyn Atkins, Natalia Gomez-Junco, Olivia Borkenstein and Carly Cassady earning a starting nod in both matches.

DEFENSE WINS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2 Since the 2007 season, the Lady Tiger defense has helped the U of M to a 62-4-5 record when opponents score one or fewer goals. In that same span, Memphis has 44 shutouts.

THREE...IS THE MAGIC NUMBER 2 When scoring three or more goals in a match, the U of M carries a 79-6-1 record all-time. Under Head Coach Brooks Monaghan, Memphis is 58-3-1. In the past four seasons in which Memphis has four-straight championships, the record when scoring three or more goals is 24-0-1.

HEAD COACH BROOKS MONAGHAN 2 Since taking over the program in 2000, head coach Brooks Monaghan has compiled a record of 127-85-14 in 11 seasons. Monaghan has helped the program claim seven 11-plus win seasons during his tenure. Below is a look at the milestone victories for Coach Monaghan. Win #

Date

Opponent/Result

DOWN BUT NOT OUT 2 Last season, Memphis went 2-4 when opponents scored first. The Lady Tigers posted comeback victories over Alabama and Ole Miss. In the last two seasons, Memphis is a combined 3-10 when opponents score first.

WHAT’S BACK 2 Memphis lost three starters and nine letterwinners from last year’s squad. So just how much is there to replace statistically? Take a look below at the table and see. Category

Returning

Lost

Goals

22/38 (58%)

16/38 (42%)

Assists

16/36 (44%)

20/36 (56%)

Points

60/112 (54%)

52/112(46%)

Shots

196/381 (51%)

185/381(49%)

1

Aug. 25, 200

San Francisco, 2-1

SOG

94/171 (55%)

77/171 (45%)

25

Oct. 8, 2003

UT Martin, 3-1

Saves

76/76 (100%)

0/0 (0%)

50

Oct. 23, 2005

Southern Miss, 5-1

Sho.

11/11 (100%)

0/0 (0%)

75

Nov. 4, 2007

East Carolina, 2-1

100

Sept. 25, 2009

Southern Miss, 2-0

125

Nov. 7, 2010

#24 UCF, 1-0

2 Monaghan has helped the Lady Tigers to an 88-33-9 (.715) record since the 2004 season. Just in the last four seasons, Memphis is 6520-6 (.747). A year-by-year record for Coach Monaghan is below. Year

W-L (Pct.)

C-USA (Pct.)

2000

9-11-0 (.450)

3-8-0 (.273)

2001

5-13-1 (.289

3-7-0 (.300)

2002

9-10-1 (.475)

5-5-0 (.500)

2003

5-10-3 (.361)

2-7-1 (.250)

2004

11-8-0 (.579)

5-5-0 (.500)

2005

12-7-0 (.632)

6-3-0 (.667)

2006

11-6-3 (.625)

6-2-2 (.700)

2007

17-4-1 (.795)

7-1-1 (.833)

2008

15-5-2 (.727)

8-2-1 (.773)

2009

16-7-0 (.696)

8-3-0 (.727)

2010

15-4-3 (.750)

7-1-3 (.773)

2011

0-0-0 (.000)

0-0-0 (.000)

Total

127-85-14 (.593)

90-56-9 (.610)

PROGRAM REACHES 150 WINS 2 Now in his 12th season as head coach, Brooks Monaghan as helped the U of M Women’s Soccer program reach the 150 win plateau. The Lady Tigers had one 10-plus win season in the first nine seasons as a program, but Memphis has won 11-plus games in each of the past seven seasons. The Lady Tigers currently have an all-time record of 161-144-17. Some of the milestone victories for the program are listed below: Win #

Date

Opponent/Result

1

Sept. 13, 1995

UALR, 7-1

25

Sept. 1, 1998

Rhodes, 2-0

50

Sept. 6, 2002

Northeastern, 3-0

75

Sept. 4, 2005

Evansville, 2-1

100

Sept. 18, 2007

UT Martin, 4-1

125

Oct. 30, 2008

UAB, 2-1

150

Sept. 12, 2010

Ole Miss, 2-1

4 NCAA Tournament Appearances 2 4 C-USA Championships 2 35 All-Conference Selections 2 2 All-Americans


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PRESEASON AWARDS 2 Senior defender Lizzy Simonin was selected the Conference USA Preseason Defensive Player of the Year by the leagues 12 head coaches. Simonin is the reigning C-USA Defensive Player of the Year after moving from forward to defender last season. 2 Simonin was tabbed as one of 30 candidates for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award. The award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities. Simonin is the second Lady Tiger in the last two seasons to earn the honor. 2 Simonin was ranked 73rd in TopDrawerSoccer.com’s Preseason Top 100 Upperclassmen. The top 100 upperclassmen list will be updated throughout the season. 2 The NSCAA Top-25 Preseason Poll was released Aug. 9 and the Lady Tigers received votes. It is the second-straight season the U of M has opened the season in the polls whether ranked or receiving votes.

Year

W-L (Pct.)

C-USA (Pct.)

2000

6-3-0 (.667)

2-3-0 (.400)

2001

4-5-1 (.450)

2-3-0 (.400)

2002

5-3-0 (.625)

3-2-0 (.600)

2003

4-4-1 (.500)

2-3-0 (.400)

2004

7-2-0 (.778)

4-1-0 (.800)

2005

7-3-0 (.700)

3-2-0 (.600)

2006

4-3-1 (.563)

3-0-1 (.876)

2007

9-1-0 (.900)

4-1-0 (.800)

CLEAN SHEET

2008

6-3-1 (.650)

4-1-0 (.800)

2009

6-4-0 (.600)

3-2-0 (.600)

2010

8-1-2 (.818)

4-0-2 (.833)

2011

2-0-0 (1.000)

0-0-0 (.000)

Total

68-32-6 (.670)

34-18-3 (.645)

2 Last season, Memphis posted 11 shutouts, tied for the second-most in school history. Just in the last two seasons combined, Memphis has kept opponents off the scoreboard in 23 matches. In that span, the Lady Tigers have posted shutouts in three-straight games three times and back-to-back shutouts eight times.

THE LAST TIME A TIGER ... Scored Four Goals: .................................................. Lesley Zmurchuk vs. Stephen F. Austin (1996) Scored Three Goals: ..............................................................Kylie Hayes vs. Southern Miss (2007) Scored Two Goals: ................................................................ Taylor Isenhower vs. Alabama (2010) Recorded Four Assists: ......................................................... Catherine Brannon vs. Rhodes (1996) Recorded Three Assists: ................................................. Caroline Barrett vs. Southern Miss (2007) Recorded Two Assists: ........................................................................ Ashley Berra vs. SMU (2009) Recorded 10 or more Shots: ..................................... Melissa Smith vs. Evansville (2009), 10 shots Recorded 15 or more Saves:...................................... Frances Curr vs. Marquette (1999), 15 saves Recorded 10 or more Saves:............................................ Isabel Briones vs. UAB (2004), 12 saves Recorded Back-to-Back Shutouts: ......................... Elise Kuhar Pitters vs Houston and UCF (2010) Scored Two Goals in Two Minutes: ....................................... Shoko Mikami vs. Tulane (2005), 1:40 Goalkeeper recorded an assist:..................................................Elise Kuhar-Pitters vs. SMU (2009) THE LAST TIME THE TIGERS ... Scored 10 Goals in a Game: ....................................................... vs. Stephen F. Austin (1996), 10-0 Scored Eight Goals in a Game: ....................................................................vs. Marshall (2006), 8-0 Scored Six Goals in a Game ............................................................................. at UALR (2010), 6-0 Scored Six Goals in a Half................................................................. vs. Rhodes (1999), 6 (1st half) Scored Four Goals in a Half: .......................................................... vs. Alabama (2010), 4 (2nd half) Scored Three Goals in a Half: ........................................................ vs. Alabama (2010), 4 (2nd half) Notched 10 or more Assists in a Game: ...................................................... vs. UT Martin (1998), 12 Notched Eight or more Assists in a Game: ............................................................at UALR (2010), 8 Notched Five or more Assists in a Game: ............................................................at UALR (2010), 8 Attempted 50 or more Shots:...................................................................... vs. Evansville (2009), 50 Attempted 40 or more Shots:...................................................................... vs. Evansville (2009), 50 Attempted 30 or more Shots:...............................................................................at UALR (2010), 30 Attempted 25 or more Shots: ........................................................................ vs. UALR (2011), 29 Involved in a 0-0 Tie: ................................................................................................ vs. UAB (2006)

By The Numbers

HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE 2 With an unbalanced schedule this season that has Memphis playing seven road conference matches, the Lady Tigers will need to continue the recent success on the home field. Since 2004, Memphis is 48-17-4 at Mike Rose Soccer Complex. Under head coach Brooks Monaghan, Memphis has a 68-32-6 mark on the home turf. Year-by-year win-loss at home under Coach Monaghan is below:

2011 INDIVIDUAL STAT LEADERS Points Total Kaitlyn Atkins ................................................. 4 Kelley Gravlin ................................................ 3 Melissa Smith ................................................ 2 Christabel Oduro ........................................... 2 Kylie Davis ..................................................... 2 Taylor Isenhower ........................................... 2 Goals Total Melissa Smith ................................................ 1 Kelley Gravlin ................................................ 1 Taylor Isenhower ........................................... 1 Kaitlyn Atkins ................................................. 1 Kylie Davis ..................................................... 1 Christabel Oduro ........................................... 1 Assists Total Kaitlyn Atkins ................................................. 2 Lizzy Simonin ................................................ 1 Katie Donahue ............................................... 1 Kelley Gravlin ................................................ 1 Shots Total Natalia Gomez-Junco .................................... 7 Melissa Smith ................................................ 6 Kelley Gravlin ................................................ 6 Kylie Davis ..................................................... 5 Christabel Oduro ........................................... 5 Shots On Goal Total Melissa Smith ................................................ 4 Natalia Gomez-Junco .................................... 3 Kelley Gravlin ................................................ 3 Rasheeda Ansari ........................................... 3 Christabel Oduro ......................................... 17 BY THE NUMBERS Overall Record.........................................2-0-0 Home .......................................................2-0-0 Away ........................................................------Neutral .....................................................------vs. Ranked Teams ...................................------vs. Unranked Teams ................................2-0-0 Day Games..............................................1-0-0 Night Games............................................1-0-0 Overtime ..................................................------When scoring first ....................................2-0-0 When opponent scores first .....................------When leading at half ................................2-0-0 When trailing at half .................................------When tied at half......................................------More shots ...............................................2-0-0 Less shots ...............................................------Equal shots ..............................................------More corner kicks ....................................1-0-0 Less corner kicks .....................................1-0-0 Equal corner kicks ...................................------More fouls ................................................------Less fouls ................................................2-0-0 Equal fouls ...............................................------On Thursday ............................................------On Friday .................................................1-0-0 On Saturday ............................................------On Sunday...............................................1-0-0 vs. Conference USA ................................------vs. Atlantic 10 ..........................................------vs. Southern Conference .........................------vs. Southeastern Conference ..................1-0-0 vs. Sun Belt .............................................1-0-0

4 NCAA Tournament Appearances 2 4 C-USA Championships 2 35 All-Conference Selections 2 2 All-Americans

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MEMPHIS

TIGER WOMEN’S SOCCER 2011L

GENERAL INFORMATION Home Field: ...... Mike Rose Soccer Complex Capacity:...............................................3,000 2010 Record: ...................................... 15-4-3 Home: ................................................... 8-1-2 Away: .................................................... 6-2-1 Neutral: ................................................. 1-1-0 2010 C-USA Record/Finish: .......... 7-1-3/2nd Home: ................................................... 5-0-2 Away: .................................................... 2-1-1 Neutral: ................................................. 0-0-0 Final 2010 Ranking:..................................RV Letterwinners Returning/Lost:.................15/9 Starters Returning/Lost:............................8/3 Newcomers:...............................................14 First Season of Soccer: .........................1995 Postseason Appearances/Last: ..........4/2010 GENERAL INFORMATION Head Coach:.................... Brooks Monaghan Alma Mater: ..... University of Memphis, 1994 Record at Memphis: ..................... 127-85-14 Career Record: .................................... Same Assistant Coach:...................... Jonny Walker Alma Mater: ..... University of Louisville, 2007 Assistant Coach:........................... Jodi Grant Alma Mater: ..... University of Memphis, 1999 GENERAL INFORMATION Media Relations Office: .......... 901-678-2337 Assistant AD/Media Relations: ...................... ........................................ Jennifer Rodrigues Assistant Director/Soccer Contact: ................ .................................................... Mark Taylor Office Number: ....................... 901-678-5108 Cell Number:........................... 870-759-2074 E-Mail: ....................mtylor16@memphis.edu

Quick Facts

GENERAL INFORMATION Location: .............................. Memphis, Tenn. Founded: ...............................................1912 Enrollment: .........................................21,424 Nickname:.................... Lady Tigers or Tigers Colors: ....................................... Blue & Gray Conference: ........................Conference USA President: .........................Dr. Shirley Raines Athletic Director: ......................R.C. Johnson

ON A ROLL

GAMETRACKER

2 Looking to start the season on a three-game win streak on Friday, the Lady Tigers would have just their second 3-0 start in program history. Last season, Memphis put together four, threegame win streaks. Since head coach Brooks Monaghan took over the program in 2000, Memphis has 35 win streaks of two or more games.

2 Every home match this season, plus select road games, will be available to follow on GoTigersGo.com via GameTracker. GameTracker offers users the chance to view the live stats as the game progresses. Just go to GoTigersGo.com, click on the ‘GameTracker’ icon on the women’s soccer schedule page.

Streak

Times

Last

2+

15

Current

3+

14

2010

4+

3

2009

5+

2

2008

6+

1

2007

UP NEXT 2 Memphis closes the three-game road trip at Western Kentucky on Sept. 4. Following that match, the Lady Tigers return to Mike Rose Soccer Complex to face rival Ole Miss on Sept. 9 at 7 p.m.

IN THE POLLS 2 Memphis entered the top-25 rankings this week as the NSCAA ranks the Lady Tigers 25th in the country. The U of M began the season receiving votes and enters the top-25 after a 2-0 start to the season. The Lady Tigers are ranked 30th in CollegeSoccer360’s composite rankings and 36th in the TopDrawerSoccer.com Tournament 64.

ONE FOR THE THUMB 2 Redshirt-seniors Elise Kuhar-Pitters and Melissa Smith have the unique opportunity to win a fifth championship this season. The pair has endured various injuries throughout their respective career and is headed into the 2011 season as winners of four-straight titles.

CANADA...EH? 2 If you take a look at the Lady Tigers roster you will see seven players from various provinces of Canada. Various Canadians have played a major role in Memphis claiming four-straight C-USA Championships. Of the seven Canadians on the current roster, five of the seven have a combined 14 championship rings. Alex Craig and Kylie Davis are the newest members of Lady Tiger Soccer from Canada.

LIVE CHAT 2 If you can’t make it to Mike Rose Soccer Complex for any home game this season, visit GoTigersGo.com and join the live blog. The moderated chat provides in-game updates as an alternative option to GameTracker which relies on statistical information. Today’s match is not available for live chat, but each home game throughout the fall will have the live chat option.

SOCIAL MEDIA CONNECTION 2 Make sure you follow Memphis Women’s Soccer on Facebook ( www.facebook.com/ MemphisWSoccer ) and on Twitter ( @UoMWSoccer ) for updates throughout the season.

LIVE STREAMING 2 Every home game will be available to watch live streaming video. Memphis Tiger Vision offers a monthly subscription for $9.99 or $79.99 for a year subscription. To access the live streaming, visit GoTigersGo.com and click on the watch icon on the women’s soccer page. 6

4 NCAA Tournament Appearances 2 4 C-USA Championships 2 35 All-Conference Selections 2 2 All-Americans


MEMPHIS

TIGER WOMEN’S SOCCER 2011L

2011 Starting Lines By Match: 8-19 LSU

8-21 UALR

8-26 Alabama

8-28 Samford

9-4 WKU

9-9 Ole Miss

9-11 Charlotte

Kuhar-Pitters (GK) Simonin Pembroke Cassady Borkenstein Hildebrandt Gomez-Junco Gravlin Atkins Smith Oduro

Kuhar-Pitters (GK) Simonin Pembroke Cassady Borkenstein Hildebrandt Gomez-Junco Gravlin Atkins Smith Oduro

9-15 Vanderbilt

9-23 Houston

9-25 Rice

9-30 Marshall

10-2 ECU

10-7 SMU

10-9 Tulsa

10-14 UTEP

10-16 CC

10-21 So. Miss.

10-23 UCF

10-27 UAB

4 NCAA Tournament Appearances 2 4 C-USA Championships 2 35 All-Conference Selections 2 2 All-Americans



Game 3 & 4 Notes