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2017 QUICK FACTS

MONTANA SOCCER University Information

2016 Big Sky Conference Standings

Name of school: University of Montana Location: Missoula, Mont. Founded: February 17, 1893 Enrollment: 12,500 Nickname: Grizzlies Colors: Maroon & Silver Facility: South Campus Stadium (1,200) Affiliation: NCAA Division I Conference: Big Sky President: Sheila Stearns Director of Athletics: Kent Haslam

Idaho 1 Sacramento State 1 Montana 1 Northern Arizona 1 Eastern Washington 1,2,3 Northern Colorado 1 Portland State Idaho State Weber State Southern Utah North Dakota

Team Information

Big Sky (Pts) Overall 7-1-2 (23) 10-5-4 6-2-2 (20) 8-7-4 5-2-3 (18) 9-6-5 5-2-3 (18) 10-7-5 5-3-2 (17) 13-5-4 5-4-1 (16) 10-8-2 4-5-1 (13) 6-11-1 4-6-0 (12) 7-13-0 3-6-1 (10) 5-10-2 2-7-1 (7) 3-12-2 1-9-0 (3) 2-14-2

1 :: Big Sky Conference tournament qualifier 2 :: Big Sky Conference tournament host 3 :: Big Sky Conference tournament champion/NCAA qualifier

2016 record: 9-6-5 Home: 4-2-1 Away: 4-3-4 Neutral: 1-1-0 2016 Big Sky Conference record: 5-2-3 (T-3rd) Home: 3-1-1 Away: 2-1-2 Starters returning: 7

2016 Big Sky Conference Tournament Results Quarterfinals (Cheney, Wash.) No. 3 Northern Arizona 2, No. 6 Northern Colorado 1 No. 5 Eastern Washington 1, No. 4 Montana 0

(Crowell, Fowler, Otteson, Pedersen, Pederson, Warren, Widner)

Starters lost: 4

Semifinals (Cheney, Wash.) No. 3 Northern Arizona 3, No. 2 Sacramento State 2 No. 5 Eastern Washington 1, No. 1 Idaho 0

Letterwinners returning: 12

(Adams, Brenneman, Gintz, Norman)

(Starters + Burger, Hein, Lucas, Miller, Watts)

Championship (Cheney, Wash.) No. 5 Eastern Wash. 1, No. 3 Northern Ariz. 1 (EWU wins shootout 4-3)

(Starters + Agnew, Bates, Castillo, Peifer)

(Delaney, Emerick, Howard, Morris, Obrigewitch, Vincent)

(Emmons, Sullivan)

(Adams, Buck, Burton, Coyle, DeMarce, Furrow, Hansen, Lang, Meatovich, Peters, Rogers, Shelton, Steffe, Yost)

Letterwinners lost: 8

Grizzlies Soccer History

Others returning: 8 Others lost: 2

Newcomers: 14

Coaching Staff Head coach: Mark Plakorus, seventh season Alma mater: Kansas, ‘90 Record at Montana: 55-49-20 Big Sky Conference record: 30-16-9 Career record: Same Assistant coaches: Micaela Castain (Washington State, ‘14), second season Katie Benz (California, ‘12), first season

First year: 1994 All-time record: 209-195-40 NCAA tournament appearances: Three (2-3 record) 1999: Lost to Texas A&M (2-1), first round 2000: Defeated Northwestern State (6-0), play-in game Defeated Washington State (1-0), first round Lost to Washington (5-0), second round 2011: Lost to Stanford (3-0), first round Regular-season Big Sky titles: Six (’97, ’98, ’99, ’00, ’12, ’14) Big Sky tournament titles: Four (’97, ’99, ’00, ’11) Big Sky tournament appearances: 15 (11-9-4 record)

Sports Information Soccer Contact: Nic Hallisey Phone: (970) 231-4789 Email: nic.hallisey@mso.umt.edu Website: www.GoGriz.com

Preseason Notes

Plakorus

Castain

Benz

Montana went 9-6-5 in 2016 and tied for third in the Big Sky with a 5-2-3 league record... The No. 4 Grizzlies lost 1-0 to No. 5 Eastern Washington in the quarterfinals of the Big Sky tournament... Montana is led by seventh-year coach Mark Plakorus, who has guided the Grizzlies to five Big Sky tournaments in his first six years... Montana returns seven starters from a team that reached as high as No. 9 in the NSCAA Pacific Region last season... The Grizzlies return all but two of their goal scorers from 2016.

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2017 SCHEDULE

MONTANA SOCCER Date Aug. 18 Aug. 20

Day Friday Sunday

Opponent at Boise State at Utah State

Location Boise, Idaho Logan, Utah

Time (MT) 5 p.m. 1 p.m.

Montana Cup Aug. 25 Friday San José State vs. Eastern Washington Air Force vs. Montana Aug. 27 Sunday Air Force vs. Eastern Washington San José State vs. Montana

Missoula Missoula Missoula Missoula

2:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 10 a.m. 1 p.m.

Sept. 1 Sept. 3

Friday Sunday

vs. Georgia Southern vs. Nebraska

Pullman, Wash. Pullman, Wash.

6 p.m. 11 a.m.

Sept. 8 Sept. 10

Friday Sunday

at Iowa at Northern Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa Cedar Falls, Iowa

6 p.m. 12 p.m.

Sept. 15 Sept. 17

Friday Sunday

at Oregon Washington State

Eugene, Ore. Missoula

8 p.m. 2 p.m.

Sept. 24

Sunday

Southern Utah *

Missoula

1 p.m.

Sept. 29 Oct. 1

Friday Sunday

at Idaho State * at Weber State *

Pocatello, Idaho Ogden, Utah

4 p.m. 12:30 p.m.

Oct. 6 Oct. 8

Friday Sunday

Sacramento State * Northern Arizona *

Missoula Missoula

3 p.m. 1 p.m.

Oct. 13 Oct. 15

Friday Sunday

at Idaho * at Eastern Washington *

Moscow, Idaho Cheney, Wash.

8 p.m. 2 p.m.

Oct. 20 Oct. 22

Friday Sunday

at Northern Colorado * North Dakota *

Greeley, Colo. Missoula

6 p.m. 2 p.m.

Oct. 27

Friday

Portland State *

Missoula

3 p.m.

Nov. 1-5

Wed.-Sun.

Big Sky Conference Tournament

TBD

* Big Sky Conference match All start times listed as Mountain Time

Hallie Widner (second team)

Chanelle Pederson (second team)

Returning All-Big Sky Conference Players

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2017 ROSTER

MONTANA SOCCER No. 00 2 3 4 6

Name Claire Howard Raye Burton Allie Lucas Dani Morris Alexa Coyle

Year R-Fr. Fr. Sr. R-So. Fr.

Pos. G M F F F/M

Ht. 5-7 5-5 5-4 5-10 5-10

Exp. RS HS 3L 1L HS

Hometown Santa Rosa, Calif. Centennial, Colo. Billings, Mont. Henderson, Nev. Bozeman, Mont.

Previous School Maria Carrillo H.S. Cherokee Trail H.S. Billings Central H.S. Foothill H.S. Bozeman H.S.

7 8 9 10 11

Jacey Delaney Hallie Widner Ally Shelton Maddy Emerick Chanelle Pederson

Jr. R-Jr. Fr. R-Jr. Sr.

F F/M M M D

5-6 5-5 5-11 5-5 5-6

1L 2L HS 2L 3L

Bozeman, Mont. Meridian, Idaho Ventura, Calif. Billings, Mont. Puyallup, Wash.

Bozeman H.S. Rocky Mountain H.S. Buena H.S. Senior H.S. Bellarmine Prep

12 13 14 15 16

Taylor Hansen Kennedy Yost Ellie Otteson Kaitlin Crowell Claire Steffe

Fr. R-Fr. Jr. Sr. Fr.

D F F M/D D

5-4 5-4 5-4 5-7 5-9

HS TR 2L 3L HS

Cardiff by the Sea, Calif. Pocatello, Idaho Snohomish, Wash. Klamath Falls, Ore. Castle Pines, Colo.

Del Norte H.S. Century H.S./Colorado Snohomish H.S. Mazama H.S. Rock Canyon H.S.

17 18 19 20 21

Emily Peters Raquel Watts Natalie Hein Taryn Miller Caitlin Rogers

Fr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Fr.

D D/M M/D D D

5-4 5-7 5-5 6-0 5-6

HS 2L 1L 2L HS

Bremerton, Wash. Sandy, Utah Valencia, Calif. Greenacres, Wash. Murrieta, Calif.

Klahowya Secondary School Brighton H.S. Valencia H.S. Central Valley H.S. Murrieta Valley H.S.

22 23 25 27 28

Janessa Fowler Rita Lang Lily Obrigewitch McKenzie Warren Ashlee Pedersen

Jr. Fr. Sr. Jr. Sr.

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

5-8 5-4 5-2 5-2 5-6

2L HS SQ 2L 3L

Highlands Ranch, Colo. Sherwood, Ore. Bismarck, N.D. Pleasant Grove, Utah Mead, Wash.

ThunderRidge H.S. Sherwood H.S. Century H.S. Pleasant Grove H.S. Mt. Spokane H.S.

29 30 31 33 35

Avery Adams Charlene Burger Catie Buck Mikee Furrow Maddie Vincent

Fr. Sr. Fr. Fr. R-Sr.

D M D F G

5-4 5-3 6-0 5-7 5-7

HS 3L HS HS SQ

Highlands Ranch, Colo. Vancouver, Wash. Bellevue, Wash. Caldwell, Idaho West Des Moines, Iowa

Mountain Vista H.S. Columbia River H.S. Bellevue H.S. Middleton H.S. Valley H.S.

77 91

Gabbi DeMarce Morgan Meatovich

Fr. Fr.

D F

5-9 6-0

HS HS

Rapid City, S.D. Las Vegas, Nev.

Stevens H.S. Liberty H.S.

Head Coach: Mark Plakorus, seventh season (Kansas, ‘90) Assistant Coach: Micaela Castain, second season (Washington State, ‘14) Assistant Coach: Katie Benz, first season (California, ‘12)

Returning Starters

Crowell

Fowler

Otteson

Pedersen

Pederson

Warren

Widner

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PERSONNEL BREAKDOWN

MONTANA SOCCER Starters Returning

Name Yr. Kaitlin Crowell Sr. Janessa Fowler Jr. Ellie Otteson Jr. Ashlee Pedersen Sr. Chanelle Pederson Sr. McKenzie Warren Jr. Hallie Widner R-Jr.

Starters Lost

Name Madison Adams Tess Brenneman Mary Gintz Kailey Norman

Pos. M/F D D G

Letterwinners Returning Name Charlene Burger Natalie Hein Allie Lucas Taryn Miller Raquel Watts

Ht. 5-4 5-8 5-7 5-7

Yr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr.

Pos. M M/D F D D/M

Pos. D M M F

Ht. 5-9 5-7 6-0 5-9

Letterwinners Lost Name Payton Agnew Carlee Bates Jenna Castillo Aspen Peifer

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

Ht. 5-7 5-8 5-4 5-6 5-6 5-2 5-5

Notes from 2016 19 starts/1 goal 20 starts/1 goal 12 starts/2 goals 3 goals/3 assists 20 starts/1 goal 4 goals/2 assists 4 goals/3 assists

Notes from 2016 3 goals/1 assist 2x first-team All-BSC 59 career starts BSC Goalkeeper of the Year Ht. 5-3 5-5 5-4 6-0 5-7

Notes from 2016 1 goal/2 assists 14 matches played 3 assists 1 goal 19 matches played

Notes from 2016 7 starts 2 assists 12 matches played 1 goal

Others Returning Name Jacey Delaney Maddy Emerick Claire Howard Dani Morris Lily Obrigewitch Maddie Vincent

Others Lost

Name Darby Emmons Mallory Sullivan

Yr. Jr. R-Jr. R-Fr. R-So. Sr. R-Sr.

Pos. F M G F F/D G

Pos. F D

Ht. 5-7 5-5

Ht. 5-6 5-5 5-7 5-10 5-2 5-7

Notes from 2016 1 assist Redshirted Redshirted Redshirted 8 matches played 2 starts

Notes from 2016 5 matches played 2 matches played

Newcomers

Name Yr. Pos. Ht. Hometown Avery Adams Fr. D 5-4 Highlands Ranch, Colo. Catie Buck Fr. D 6-0 Bellevue, Wash. Raye Burton Fr. M 5-5 Centennial, Colo. Alexa Coyle Fr. F/M 5-10 Bozeman, Mont. Gabbi DeMarce Fr. D 5-9 Rapid City, S.D. Mikee Furrow Fr. F 5-7 Caldwell, Idaho Taylor Hansen Fr. D 5-4 Cardiff by the Sea, Calif. Rita Lang Fr. F/M 5-4 Sherwood, Ore. Morgan Meatovich Fr. F 6-0 Las Vegas, Nev. Emily Peters Fr. D 5-4 Bremerton, Wash. Caitlin Rogers Fr. D 5-6 Murrieta, Calif. Ally Shelton Fr. M 5-11 Ventura, Calif. Claire Steffe Fr. D 5-9 Castle Pines, Colo. Kennedy Yost R-Fr. F 5-4 Pocatello, Idaho

2016 Big Sky Conference Awards

Goalkeeper of the Year: Kailey Norman First Team: Tess Brenneman, Kailey Norman ::: Second Team: Chanelle Pederson, Hallie Widner Offensive Player of the Week: Hallie Widner (Aug. 23) ::: Defensive Player of the Week: Kailey Norman (Aug. 30) All-Tournament: Hallie Widner Academic All-Big Sky: Madison Adams (psychology); Payton Agnew (elementary education); Tess Brenneman (health and human performance); Charlene Burger (elementary education); Jenna Castillo (psychology); Kaitlin Crowell (psychology/neuroscience); Janessa Fowler (health and human performance); Mary Gintz (marketing); Natalie Hein (marketing); Allie Lucas (communication studies); Taryn Miller (economics); Kailey Norman (management); Ellie Otteson (health and human performance); Ashlee Pedersen (health and human performance); Chanelle Pederson (communication studies); Aspen Peifer (biology); McKenzie Warren (management); Raquel Watts (health and human performance); Hallie Widner (health and human performance)

2016 National Soccer Coaches Association of America Awards

NSCAA Team Academic Award (3.52 team GPA for 2015-16 academic year) NSCAA Scholar All-West Region: Tess Brenneman (first team), Kailey Norman (second team) NSCAA All-Pacific Region: Tess Brenneman (second team)

Team Awards

Most Valuable Player: Kailey Norman Most Outstanding Offensive Player: Hallie Widner ::: Most Outstanding Defensive Player: Chanelle Pederson Newcomer of the Year: Sienna Prince-McPherson ::: Heart of a Grizzly: Tess Brenneman ::: Citius, Altius, Fortius: Kaitlin Crowell Spring (’16) Academic: Madison Adams, Payton Agnew, Kaitlin Crowell, Mary Gintz, Emily Kardash Fall (’16) Academic: Tess Brenneman, Kaitlin Crowell, Emily Kardash, Chanelle Pederson

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2016 STATISTICS (ALL MATCHES)

2016 Montana Soccer Montana Combined Team Statistics (as of Jun 29, 2017) All games

MONTANA SOCCER RECORD: ALL GAMES CONFERENCE NON-CONFERENCE Date

* * * * * * * * * * 1

Aug 19 Aug 21 Aug 26 Aug 28 Sep 02 Sep 09 Sep 11 Sep 16 Sep 18 Sep 23 Sep 25 Sep 30 Oct 02 Oct 07 Oct 14 Oct 16 Oct 21 Oct 23 Oct 28 Nov 02

Opponent vs Oakland at Purdue at Wyoming at Denver at Washington State BOISE STATE GONZAGA at San Jose State at Fresno State IDAHO IDAHO STATE at Sacramento State at Portland State WEBER STATE at Northern Arizona at Southern Utah NORTH DAKOTA NORTHERN COLORADO at Eastern Washington vs Eastern Washington

OVERALL 9-6-5 5-2-3 4-4-2

W Wot T o2 W L W L T o2 L L W T o2 L W T o2 W Wot T o2 Wot L

Score 2-0 2-1 1-1 1-0 1-2 1-0 0-1 0-0 0-1 1-4 2-0 1-1 0-1 3-0 2-2 2-0 1-0 0-0 3-2 0-1

Att. 114 445 409 362 1626 407 423 209 310 327 342 247 115 243 454 200 381 389 250 105

* :: Big Sky Conference match 1 :: Big Sky Conference Tournament (Cheney, Wash.) TEAM STATISTICS SHOT STATISTICS Goals-Shot attempts Goals scored per game Shot pct. Shots on goal-Attempts SOG pct. Shots/Game GOAL BREAKDOWN Penalty Unassisted Overtime CORNER KICKS Goals off corners PENALTY KICKS OFFSIDES PENALTIES Fouls Yellow cards Red cards ATTENDANCE Total Dates/Avg Per Date Neutral Site #/Avg

UM

OPP

23-231 1.15 . 100 100-231 . 433 11.6

17-216 0.85 . 079 89-216 . 412 10.8

1 2 3 88 0 1-2 45

0 6 0 79 1 0-1 36

263 20 0

195 10 1

2512 7/359 2/110

4627 11/421

HOME 4-2-1 3-1-1 1-1 ##

8 27 28 5 14 30 22 11 21 3 15 6 20 23 7 2 13 18 16 34 25 19 24 1 26

Player

Widner, Hallie Warren, McKenzie Pedersen, Ashlee Adams, Madison Otteson, Ellie Burger, Charlene Fowler, Janessa Pederson, Chanelle Gintz, Mary Lucas, Allie Crowell, Kaitlin Peifer, Aspen Miller, Taryn Bates, Carlee Delaney, Jacey Castillo, Jenna Prince-McPherson, S. Watts, Raquel Agnew, Payton Brenneman, Tess Obrigewitch, Lily Hein, Natalie Emmons, Darby Norman, Kailey Sullivan, Mallory Total Opponents

Goalie 1 Norman, Kailey 35 Vincent, Maddie ##

Total Opponents

AWAY 4-3-4 2-1-2 2-2-2

NEUTRAL 1-1 0-0 1-1

gp g a 18 4 3 20 4 2 20 3 3 16 3 1 20 2 0 19 1 2 20 1 2 20 1 1 17 0 3 20 0 3 20 1 0 11 1 0 17 1 0 17 0 2 7 0 1 12 0 0 18 0 0 19 0 0 11 0 0 20 0 0 8 0 0 14 0 0 5 0 0 18 0 0 2 0 0 20 23 23 20 17 12 GP 18 2 20 20

Min. 1712:32 200:00 1912:32 1912:32

pts

sh sh% sog sog% gw pk-att

11 31 .129 12 .387 10 18 .222 10 .556 9 19 .158 10 .526 7 9 .333 3 .333 4 13 .154 5 .385 4 23 .043 13 .565 4 13 .077 3 .231 3 14 .071 11 .786 3 9 .000 4 .444 3 6 .000 1 .167 2 12 .083 5 .417 2 9 .111 3 .333 2 5 .200 2 .400 2 16 .000 9 .562 1 0 .000 0 .000 0 10 .000 2 .200 0 7 .000 2 .286 0 6 .000 2 .333 0 3 .000 1 .333 0 2 .000 0 .000 0 2 .000 0 .000 0 2 .000 0 .000 0 1 .000 1 1.000 0 1 .000 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 .000 69 231 .100 100 .433 46 216 .079 89 .412

GA

15 2 17 23

GAAvg Saves

0.79 0.90 0.80 1.08

60 9 72 77

1st

2nd

OT

OT2

Total 23 17

1st

2nd

OT

OT2

Total 231 216

Saves by Period Montana Opponents

1st

2nd

OT

OT2

Total 72 77

Corners by Period Montana Opponents

1st

2nd

OT

OT2

Total 88 79

1st

2nd

OT

OT2

Total 263 195

Goals by Period Montana Opponents Shots by Period Montana Opponents

Fouls by Period Montana Opponents

12 10

8 7

104 113 107 96 39 38 38 27

26 35 45 44

109 135 77 109

3 0 9 6

5 1 3 2

12 5

0 0 5 7

2 3 2 6

7 4

Pct

.800 .818 .809 .770

1 2 0 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 6

W-L-T

8-6-4 1-0-1 9-6-5 6-9-5

0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 1-2 0-1 Sho

8/0 1/0 9 6

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2016 STATISTICS (BIG SKY MATCHES)

2016 Montana Soccer Montana Combined Team Statistics (as of Jun 29, 2017) Conference games

MONTANA SOCCER RECORD: ALL GAMES CONFERENCE NON-CONFERENCE Date * * * * * * * * * *

Sep 23 Sep 25 Sep 30 Oct 02 Oct 07 Oct 14 Oct 16 Oct 21 Oct 23 Oct 28

Opponent IDAHO IDAHO STATE at Sacramento State at Portland State WEBER STATE at Northern Arizona at Southern Utah NORTH DAKOTA NORTHERN COLORADO at Eastern Washington

OVERALL 5-2-3 5-2-3 0-0

L W T o2 L W T o2 W Wot T o2 Wot

Score 1-4 2-0 1-1 0-1 3-0 2-2 2-0 1-0 0-0 3-2

Att. 327 342 247 115 243 454 200 381 389 250

* :: Big Sky Conference match 1 :: Big Sky Conference Tournament (Cheney, Wash.) TEAM STATISTICS SHOT STATISTICS Goals-Shot attempts Goals scored per game Shot pct. Shots on goal-Attempts SOG pct. Shots/Game GOAL BREAKDOWN Penalty Unassisted Overtime CORNER KICKS Goals off corners PENALTY KICKS OFFSIDES PENALTIES Fouls Yellow cards Red cards ATTENDANCE Total Dates/Avg Per Date Neutral Site #/Avg

UM

OPP

15-141 1.50 . 106 57-141 . 404 14.1

10-98 1.00 . 102 46-98 . 469 9.8

1 2 2 53 0 1-2 33

0 4 0 33 1 0-0 19

150 7 0

101 5 1

1682 5/336 0/0

1266 5/253

HOME 3-1-1 3-1-1 0-0 ##

28 5 27 8 22 6 15 14 20 30 23 11 3 7 2 21 18 13 16 34 25 1 26 19

Player

Pedersen, Ashlee Adams, Madison Warren, McKenzie Widner, Hallie Fowler, Janessa Peifer, Aspen Crowell, Kaitlin Otteson, Ellie Miller, Taryn Burger, Charlene Bates, Carlee Pederson, Chanelle Lucas, Allie Delaney, Jacey Castillo, Jenna Gintz, Mary Watts, Raquel Prince-McPherson, S. Agnew, Payton Brenneman, Tess Obrigewitch, Lily Norman, Kailey Sullivan, Mallory Hein, Natalie Total Opponents

Goalie 35 Vincent, Maddie 1 Norman, Kailey ##

Total Opponents

AWAY 2-1-2 2-1-2 0-0

NEUTRAL 0-0 0-0 0-0

gp g a 10 3 2 7 3 1 10 2 1 10 1 2 10 1 2 8 1 0 10 1 0 10 1 0 7 1 0 10 0 2 10 0 1 10 0 1 10 0 1 2 0 1 7 0 0 10 0 0 10 0 0 10 0 0 9 0 0 10 0 0 4 0 0 8 0 0 2 0 0 7 0 0 10 15 14 10 10 6 GP 2 8 10 10

Min. 200:00 771:09 971:09 971:09

pts

sh sh% sog sog% gw pk-att

8 17 .176 7 8 .375 5 12 .167 4 18 .056 4 3 .333 2 6 .167 2 5 .200 2 5 .200 2 3 .333 2 15 .000 1 10 .000 1 6 .000 1 4 .000 1 0 .000 0 8 .000 0 6 .000 0 4 .000 0 4 .000 0 3 .000 0 2 .000 0 1 .000 0 1 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 44 141 .106 26 98 .102

GA

2 8 10 15

9 3 5 4 1 2 1 2 2 8 6 4 0 0 2 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 57 46

GAAvg Saves

0.90 0.93 0.93 1.39

9 26 36 42

Goals by Period Montana Opponents

1st

2nd

OT

OT2

Total 15 10

Shots by Period Montana Opponents

1st

2nd

OT

OT2

Total 141 98

Saves by Period Montana Opponents

1st

2nd

OT

OT2

Total 36 42

Corners by Period Montana Opponents

1st

2nd

OT

OT2

Total 53 33

Fouls by Period Montana Opponents

1st

2nd

OT

OT2

Total 150 101

7 4

66 49 19 23 25 15 60 38

6 6

63 40 11 15 24 17 76 56

2 0 7 5 4 1 2 1 9 5

0 0 5 4 2 3 2 0 5 2

.529 .375 .417 .222 .333 .333 .200 .400 .667 .533 .600 .667 .000 .000 .250 .500 .250 .500 .333 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .404 .469 Pct

.818 .765 .783 .737

0 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2

W-L-T

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

0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 1-2 0-0 Sho

1/0 4/0 5 2

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SEASON PREVIEW

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ead coach Mark Plakorus and the University of Montana soccer team reports for fall camp on Tuesday, Aug. 1. The Griz will hold two-a-day practices over the next two weeks, leading up to their season opener, Aug. 18 at Boise State. Montana head soccer coach Mark Plakorus remembers the moment well. It was Sept. 8, 2014, a day following a 2-0 loss at Texas. Plakorus was watching a replay of the Longhorn Network’s telecast and heard commentators Glenn Davis and Monica Gonzalez marvel about how many underclassmen the Griz had. Twenty-two, in fact. Fifteen freshmen and seven sophomores. Out of the 30 players on roster. Eleven of those players are still Grizzlies, with nine suiting up for their senior season this fall. The group features five returning starters, including All-Big Sky Conference selections Chanelle Pederson and Hallie Widner. Three years after having one of the youngest teams in the country, Plakorus and his UM soccer team now get to enjoy the fruits of developing those players. “We have a lot of returning talent,” the seventh-year head coach said. “The more experienced you are, the better you are at preparing yourself for what’s ahead of you.” Of course, UM has already enjoyed plenty of success. In 2014, that same season the young Griz team faced off at Texas, it went undefeated through conference play to

secure a second consecutive Big Sky title. But there have also been the last two seasons, where Plakorus will be the first to admit that his team has underperformed. He believes the past two rosters have had the talent to bring a third and fourth consecutive title to Missoula, but he couldn’t get his team to maximize its potential. “We’ve had some success, but I also think we’ve fallen short,” Plakorus said. “We’ve been good the last couple of years, we’ve been a tough team to play, but I don’t think we’ve reached our potential, and for me, that’s the most frustrating part of being a coach.” But back to the 2017 squad – the one that returns 13 letterwinners and eight starters, but also welcomes 14 newcomers. “I like this team,” Plakorus said. “I like this team a lot. I think we have a good mix between experience and talent, and some of our younger players coming up are highlevel players, as well. It’s a really good, competitive mix all around.” First, there are the veterans. Six players return who made at least 15 starts in 2016. Many of the upperclassmen have been playing since they were freshmen, and have been through both the good and the hard. They know what the college game is like and can pass that on to the underclassmen.


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All-Big Sky Conference selection Hallie Widner led the Griz with 11 points in 2016, her sophomore season.

Senior Chanelle Pederson led the Griz in 2016 with 36 corner kicks and shots on goal on more than 75 percent of her attempts.

Junior McKenzie Warren tied for the team lead with four goals in 2016.

Montana’s 2017 roster features eight seniors, many who have been contributing significant minutes for the past several seasons.

“Experience gives you confidence and confidence allows you to play more calm,” Plakorus said. Then, there are the newcomers. Thirteen freshmen and a Pac-12 transfer. Despite their youth, Plakorus expects them to contend for spots right away, and for many of them to play. “We’ll have the best chance to win if our newcomers compete and challenge our upperclassmen. “When I recruit somebody, I don’t recruit them with the thought process of ‘down the road.’ I tell every one of them, ‘You’re going to have the opportunity to compete from Day 1.’ What they do with that opportunity is up to them, but I expect them to be prepared.” They’ll need to be, because the schedule – which Plakorus says may be the toughest he’s every put together – doesn’t give UM any favors. The Griz begin the season on the road, at Boise State (Aug. 18) and Utah State (Aug. 20) of the Mountain West. They’ll return home to host the Montana Cup – vs. Air Force and

Senior Ashlee Pedersen scored three goals and added three assists in 2016.

San José State on Aug. 25 and 27 – before embarking on the road for three of the next four weekends of nonconference play. During that stretch, UM will face Power-5 opponents Nebraska in Pullman, Wash. (Sept. 3), Iowa in Iowa City (Sept. 8), Oregon in Eugene (Sept. 15) and Washington State in Missoula (Sept. 17). But the games against the “bigger schools” are exciting for the Griz. In 2015, they beat Iowa. In 2016, they took down Purdue on the road. They’ve also played Washington State and Missouri to overtime. “Every game is a lesson, and we’ve learned a lot about what it takes to get to the next level,” Plakorus said.” The variety of teams UM will face will force it to see different styles of play and adapt on the fly. Plakorus also noted that it will challenge his players and make them uncomfortable – in a good way. All of this, ideally, will prepare the Griz for what they’ll see in the Big Sky Conference, and hopefully in the NCAA tournament down the road. The opponents will be difficult, but Plakorus believes his team will be a challenge for other teams, as well. The mix-


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MONTANA SOCCER ture of experience and young talent provides plenty of depth. Then there’s the fact that UM has flexibility and can play a lot of different ways, depending on the opponent and depending on what’s working.

returns 78.3 percent of its goals scored and total points from 2016, and 73.9 percent of its assists.

2017 BIG SKY CONFERENCE PRESEASON POLL Place Team 1. Eastern Washington 2. Northern Arizona 3. Montana 4. Idaho 5. Northern Colorado 6. Sacramento State 7. Weber State 8. Idaho State 9. Portland State 10. Southern Utah 11. North Dakota

Points 95 (8) 80 (1) 76 75 (1) 68 (1) 60 51 33 32 20 15

The biggest area of turnover comes on defense, where UM lost an all-conference defender and the conference’s goalkeeper of the year.

Plakorus sees a team full of piano movers – blue-collar kids who fight and battle – and artists – truly special soccer players. He sees a talented group – one that has the chance to take Montana to the next level. But Plakorus knows – the last two years as evidence – that talent alone doesn’t always translate. “Now the big question is, ‘Can we have consistency in our work ethic? Can we have consistency in our decision making? Can we handle adversity? Can we be great together? Can we encourage and drive each other to let that greatness out?’ “If we do, I think this can be one of the most talented and athletic teams that we’ve had,” he said. Look who’s back: The Griz return 12 letterwinners from last year’s squad, including six players who started threequarters of their contests. That group includes McKenzie Warren and Widner – who tied for the team lead with four goals apiece – plus a slew of offensive talent. Overall, UM

Redshirt freshmen Claire Howard (goalkeeper) and Kennedy Yost (a transfer from the University of Colorado).

Welcome to UM: Filling the vacancy of defenders are a half dozen prep stars: Avery Adams (Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Gabbi DeMarce (Rapid City, S.D.), Taylor Hansen (Cardiff by the Sea, Calif.), Emily Peters (Bremerton, Wash.), Caitlin Rogers (Murrieta, Calif.) and Claire Steffe (Castle Pines, Colo.) all signed in February. Mikee Furrow (Caldwell, Idaho) and Morgan Meatovich (Las Vegas, Nev.) are incoming forwards, Ally Shelton (Ventura, Calif.) and Raye Burton (Centennial, Colo.) are midfielders, and Alexa Coyle (Bozeman, Mont.) and Rita Lang (Sherwood, Ore.) can play either forward or midfield. Kennedy Yost, a redshirt freshman transfer from the University of Colorado, is also a forward. The group of newcomers spans from eight states: three each from California and Colorado, and one apiece from Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, South Dakota and Washington. The group features several conference and state champions, in addition to a handful of club stars. Rogers twice advanced to the final eight at the US Youth Soccer National Championships with Legends FC, while Hansen won an ECNL national championship with San Diego Surf in 2014. Adams and Steffe both played for Real Colorado, an ECNL team that finished sixth in the nation in 2014. Additionally, Coyle was a national champion skier while Lang was born in Portugal and played for her nation’s U16 and U19 national teams.

Montana signed a 13-person signing class in February, one of the largest in school history. Several of the newcomers are expected to fight for playing time this fall.


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MONTANA SOCCER Filling the void: The Griz return the majority of their talent from a year ago, but will look to fill the void of several key pieces. Gone from last year’s team are starters Tess Brenneman, Mary Gintz and Kailey Norman. Brenneman was a two-time first-team All-Big Sky conference selection, while Norman was named the 2016 Big Sky Conference Goalkeeper of the Year. Gintz started 59 games for the Griz. “The one thing you can’t stop doing is losing players,” Plakorus said. “We had some players who played significant minutes and made a big impact on our team. We’ll feel their loss, but there’s also players who have been watching them and learning from them. I think the mark of a good program is that you’re sad to see the impact players go, but the new players are ready for the opportunity and excited to be the next one up. I have no doubt that we have those girls who are ready to step into those shoes.” Bringing in reinforcement: In addition to second-year assistant coach Micaela Castain, Katie Benz joins the Griz coaching staff for 2017. Benz’s collegiate career at Cal included four trips to the NCAA tournament. Following graduation, she played professionally before getting into coaching in 2016, as volunteer director of operations at the University of Denver. Castain was a standout player at Washington State, leading the Cougars to three NCAA tournament appearances and being named the 2013 Pac-12 Player of the Year and a second-team NSCAA All-American. “Micaela and Katie are, first of all, two great people,” said Plakorus, noting their character, work ethic and drive to be successful. “You look at these two young ladies and nothing came easy for them. They had to work extremely hard

Janessa Fowler started all 20 games in 2016, converting a penalty kick into a goal in a win over Weber State.

and went on to be successful. They’re great coaches but great role models as well.” An opportunity and responsibility: As the only Division-I women’s soccer team in the state of Montana, Plakorus takes his job seriously. It’s a big flag to carry, but something he enjoys doing. “It’s an unbelievable opportunity,” Plakorus said. “As I began my coaching career, I always had my eye on Montana. I thought it was special what this school and these athletics teams mean to this state and this community. To be a Grizzly and run this program and be responsible for it is very special.” Home-field advantage: The Griz have won more than 70-percent of their home games over the past five seasons, going 25-10-7. In addition to four home conference games, UM will host Air Force, San José State, Washington State and Southern Utah in 2017. “Missoula is a great soccer town,” Plakorus said. “It has always supported us very well, and we always enjoy playing here in front of our fans.” The total package: Even after winning three conference championships and advancing to the 2011 NCAA tournament, Plakorus still faces an uphill battle in terms of recruiting and selling his program. “The pull of the Power-5 conference, the prestige of it is so strong,” he said. “I’ll put my environment against anyone’s in the country in terms of what you get out of your time here and how it prepares you for life. Part of what I love to do is the challenge of showing people that you can still have a first-class, top-of-the-line experience, even without some of the resources.”

UM’s junior class features three returning starters.

2014 Big Sky Conference Coach of the Year Mark Plakorus enters his seventh season leading the Griz. UM has won three conference titles under Plakorus’ leadership, advancing to the 2011 NCAA tournament.


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MARK PLAKORUS Head Coach | Seventh Season | Kansas, 1990 The 2017 season is Mark Plakorus’s seventh year as head coach at the University of Montana and his 19th year as a coach at the NCAA Division I level. He was hired in January 2011 after previously serving as the associate head coach at TCU. Plakorus, the 2014 Big Sky Conference Coach of the Year, is just the third coach in the history of the Montana soccer program, following Betsy Duerksen (19942003) and Neil Sedgwick (2004-10). In his first six seasons, Plakorus led the Grizzlies to three Big Sky Conference championships and five Big Sky tournaments. In 2014 his team brought the league tournament back to Missoula for the first time since 2000 after winning the regular-season title. Montana won the Big Sky tournament title in 2011 in Plakorus’s first season, which sent the Grizzlies to their first NCAA tournament since 2000. They fell in a competitive match to eventual national champion Stanford. The Grizzlies claimed a share of the regular-season title in 2012 and lost in the tournament championship match in a shootout. They won the outright regular-season title in 2014 by going unbeaten (8-0-2) in 10 league matches. Plakorus enters the 2017 season with a record at Montana of 55-49-20 and Big Sky mark of 30-16-9. In Plakorus’s first year, in 2011, Montana doubled its wins total from 2010 from three to six and more than tripled its goal output from eight to 27. In 2012, the Grizzlies upped their win total to 12, the most victories in a season in more than a decade. Montana finished one game below .500 in 2013 and missed the conference

PLAKORUS AT A GLANCE Education Bachelor of Science, Computer Science Kansas, 1990 Master of Sport Administration Western Kentucky, 2012 Coaching Career 2011-Pres. Montana 2009-10 TCU 2005-08 TCU 2004 Tulsa 2002-03 Iowa 1999-2001 Air Force

Head Coach Associate Head Coach Assistant Coach Assistant Coach Assistant Coach Assistant Coach

Coaching Capsule Year Overall BSC Place Tourney 2011 6-12-4 3-3-1 4th 1st 2012 12-6-3 6-2-1 T-1st 2nd 2013 7-8-4 3-5-1 T-6th 2014 12-6-2 8-0-2 1st T-3rd 2015 9-11-2 5-4-1 5th T-3rd 2016 9-6-5 5-2-3 T-3rd T-5th TOTALS 55-49-20 30-16-9 - Griz by the Numbers Selections under Plakorus, from 2011-16 NSCAA All-Region: 6 Big Sky Conference Individual Awards: 5 Offensive: 1 Defensive: 2 Newcomer: 1 Goalkeeper: 1 All-Big Sky Conference: 37 1st Team: 12 2nd Team: 11 Honorable Mention: 14 Big Sky Conference All-Tournament Team: 14, including 2011 MVP India Watne Big Sky Conference Players of the Week: 21 NSCAA Scholar All-West Region: 7 Academic All-Big Sky Conference: 102 Senior CLASS Award finalists: 2


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MONTANA SOCCER tournament, but the Grizzlies were the Big Sky’s hottest team late in the season, winning three of their last four and four of their last six matches. Montana went 12-6-2 in 2014 and unbeaten through its league schedule for the first time since 1999. Along the way, the Grizzlies outscored their Big Sky opponents 19-4 and swept the Sacramento State-Portland State road trip for the first time since 1998. The Grizzlies went 9-11-2 in 2015, 5-4-1 in Big Sky matches. No. 5 Montana defeated No. 4 Weber State 2-0 in the Big Sky tournament quarterfinals for the program’s second postseason win under Plakorus. In 2016, Montana used an early-season win at Purdue to earn its first NSCAA Pacific Region ranking under Plakorus. The Grizzlies, who at 3-0-1 got off to their best start in program history, would be ranked the first four weeks of the season, reaching as high as ninth. Montana has finished .500 or better in league five times in six seasons under Plakorus and is 2-3-3 in its five Big Sky tournament appearances, two times advancing to the championship match, two more times making the semifinals. In five seasons under Plakorus, Montana has had 23 first- or second-team All-Big Sky Conference selections. The team’s four first-team selections in 2014 were the most for the program since 2004. In 2012 Lauren Costa was named the Big Sky Conference Defensive MVP, Erin Craig the co-Offensive MVP. In 2014 Brooke Moody was voted the co-Defensive MVP, Hallie Widner the Newcomer of the Year. Kailey Norman earned Goalkeeper of the Year honors in 2016. Plakorus has coached six players to NSCAA All-Pacific Region honors.

Montana has also excelled academically under Plakorus. The Grizzlies have earned the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Team Academic Award each year under Plakorus and have had 102 Academic All-Big Sky Conference selections the last six years. Plakorus spent three seasons (1999-2001) at Air Force, two at Iowa (2002-03) and one at Tulsa (2004) before joining the TCU staff. He finished his sixth season with the Horned Frogs in 2010 before joining the Grizzlies. TCU had had four straight losing seasons prior to the arrival of head coach Dan Abdalla and Plakorus in 2005. By 2008 the Horned Frogs were 14-4-2, had become a nationally ranked program and had set a program record with 47 goals in 20 matches, making TCU the 18th most prolific offense in the nation. Plakorus, who spent 11 years in the Air Force, has ties to Montana that date back nearly two decades. He was stationed at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Great Falls from 1994 to 1999 and has been one of the directors of the Flathead Soccer Camp in Kalispell since 1998. In addition to his Air Force duties at Malmstrom, Plakorus became the director of coaching and player development for the Electric City Soccer Club, started the boys’ soccer program at Great Falls High School and rose to the role of director of the Montana girls’ Olympic Development Program. In those roles, Plakorus saw a number of his former players go on to play for the Grizzlies, who at the time were being coached by Duerksen. Plakorus graduated from Kansas in 1990 with a degree in computer science. He played club soccer at KU and was a member of the ROTC. He added a master’s degree in sport administration from Western Kentucky in 2012.


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MICAELA CASTAIN Assistant Coach | Second Season | Washington State, 2014 The 2017 season is Micaela Castain’s second year as an assistant coach with the Montana soccer program. She was hired in February 2016. In her first year at Montana, the Grizzlies went 9-6-5 and tied for third in the Big Sky Conference with a 5-2-3 league record. Castain, who played at Washington State from 2010-13, was working in the business world before joining coach Mark Plakorus’s staff. Originally from Castro Valley, Calif., Castain was recruited to play collegiately at Washington State. Over Castain’s final three years at WSU, the Cougars won 38 matches and made three NCAA tournaments. As a senior she scored 11 goals and added a program-record 11 assists, and earned both Pac-12 Player of the Year and second-team NSCAA All-America honors. Castain finished her career with 80 points, on 33 goals and 14 assists, a total that ranks third in Washington State history. Castain, who earned a degree in social sciences, with an emphasis in psychology and human development, from Washington State in 2014, was voted into the Castro Valley Sports Foundation Hall of Fame in the spring of 2016.

KATIE BENZ Assistant Coach | First Season | California, 2012 The 2017 season is Katie Benz’s first year as an assistant coach with the Montana soccer program. She was hired in June 2017. Benz spent the 2016 season working as director of operations at Denver, her first year working at the collegiate level, and coaching in the Colorado Rush club program. Benz, born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, but raised in Sonoma, Calif., played collegiately at California. She scored three goals in her first three seasons playing for the Golden Bears behind Alex Morgan. Each of those teams advanced to the NCAA tournament. As a senior in 2011, Benz, a one-time Pac-12 Player of the Week, scored 10 goals in Cal’s first eight matches, including a hat trick against Denver, before suffering a career-ending broken leg midway through a season that also concluded with a trip to the NCAAs. Benz graduated in 2012 with a degree in legal studies. She spent one year after college writing, recording and touring with the band The Youngest.


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30 | CHARLENE BURGER Senior | Midfielder | 5-3 | Vancouver, Wash. (Columbia River H.S.) 2016 (JUNIOR): Academic All-Big Sky Conference … Played in 19 of 20 matches … Averaged nearly 35 minutes per match off the bench … Tied for fifth on the team with four points … Scored one goal and added two assists … Scored lone goal of the season, the game-winner in 38th minute off assist from Carlee Bates, in 1-0 home victory over Boise State … Had first assist of season on Ashlee Pedersen’s goal in 34th minute in 2-0 home win over Idaho State … Assisted on Ellie Otteson’s goal in 39th minute that started rally from 2-0 deficit in 3-2 overtime win at Eastern Washington … Ranked second on team with 23 shots … Put 13 shots on goal … Eight times took multiple shots, with four at Fresno State in 1-0 loss … Played season-high 59 minutes in 1-0 loss at Eastern Washington in quarterfinals of Big Sky tournament. 2015 (SOPHOMORE): Academic All-Big Sky Conference ... Played in 20 of 22 matches, getting one start ... Averaged 30 minutes in matches played ... One of team’s 14 goal-scorers ... Totaled one goal and two points on the season ... Lone goal of the season, the second of her career, was the game-winner in 2-1 home win over Southern Utah ... Knocked in Ellie Otteson’s blocked shot in 87th minute ... Took three of 10 shots for the season in that match ... Took two shots in 1-0 home win over Sacramento State ... Put a shot on goal in four matches ... Played a season-high 56 minutes in 1-0 loss at UC Santa Barbara ... Eleven times played 30 or more minutes. 2014 (FRESHMAN): Academic All-Big Sky Conference ... Played in 14 of 20 matches in the midfield ... Saw action in five of the season’s first 11 matches, averaging just eight minutes ... Averaged more than 37 minutes while playing in the season’s final nine matches ... Finished the season with one goal and three assists ... Three assists tied for fourth on the team, five points tied for eighth ... Scored first collegiate goal, unassisted, in 37th minute of 7-0 victory over North Dakota ... Collected first collegiate point in first collegiate match, assisting on Hallie Widner’s second-half goal in 3-1 victory at Houston Baptist ... Other two assists came against North Dakota ... Aided on Maddy Emerick’s goal in the 41st minute and Allie Lucas’s in the 88th, the latter off a corner kick ... Three times took two shots in a match ... Put both of her shots on goal against North Dakota ... Played a season-high 57 minutes in 1-0 victory over Idaho. PERSONAL: A 2014 graduate of Columbia River High ... The daughter of Forrest and Karen Burger ... Has an older brother, Brian ... An elementary education major.

BURGER’S CAREER HIGHS Category Goals Assists Points Shots Shots On Goal Minutes

Career Best 1, on three occasions 2, vs. North Dakota (10/24/14) 4, vs. North Dakota (10/24/14) 4, at Fresno State (9/18/16) 2, on five occasions 59, at Eastern Washington (11/2/16)

BURGER’S CAREER STATISTICS

SEASON 2014 2015 2016 TOTAL

GP-GS 14-0 20-1 19-0 53-1

G 1 1 1 3

A 3 0 2 5

PTS 5 2 4 11

SH 9 10 23 42

SH% .111 .100 .043 .071

SOG 4 4 13 21

SOG% .444 .400 .565 .500

GW 0 1 1 2

PK-ATT MIN 0-0 378 0-0 601 0-0 663 0-0 1642


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15 | KAITLIN CROWELL Senior | Midfielder/Defender | 5-7 | Klamath Falls, Ore. (Mazama H.S.) 2016 (JUNIOR): Academic All-Big Sky Conference ... Voted team’s Citius, Altius, Fortius award winner ... Played in all 20 matches, getting 19 starts at midfielder ... Ranked fifth on the team in minutes played among field players, averaging nearly 70 per match ... One of team’s 11 goal scorers ... Took 12 shots, putting five on goal ... Scored lone goal of the season, the second of her career, in 3-0 home shutout of Weber State ... Goal in 67th minute, a header off a cross, put Montana ahead 2-0 ... Took a shot in nine of 20 matches ... Three times took a pair of shots in a match ... Put both shots on goal in 1-0 road win at Denver ... Played 90 or more minutes four times, all 110 in double-overtime 2-2 road draw at Northern Arizona. 2015 (SOPHOMORE): Academic All-Big Sky Conference ... Named team’s co-Academic Award winner for spring 2015 semester ... Played in all 22 matches, getting seven starts ... Tied for ninth on the team with three points, with one goal and one assist ... All three points came in Big Sky tournament matches at Moscow, Idaho ... Assisted on Ashlee Pedersen’s insurance goal in 72nd minute in 2-0 quarterfinal victory over Weber State ... First collegiate goal, in 88th minute, brought Montana within one in 3-2 semifinal loss to top-seeded Idaho ... Twice took two shots in a match ... Put four of 12 season shots on goal ... Played 45 or more minutes in 12 of 22 matches. 2014 (FRESHMAN): Academic All-Big Sky Conference ... Played in 10 matches, averaging 38 minutes off the bench at defensive midfielder and center back ... Missed 10 matches due to an ankle injury suffered in 4-3 double-overtime loss at Missouri ... Took three shots on the season, with one on goal in 3-1 win at Houston Baptist ... Played a season-high 66 minutes in 1-0 loss at Wyoming. PERSONAL: A 2014 graduate of Mazama High ... The daughter of Troy and Wendy Crowell ... Has a younger brother, Caleb ... A psychology major.

CROWELL’S CAREER HIGHS Category Goals Assists Points Shots Shots On Goal Minutes

Career Best 1, on two occasions 1, vs. Weber State (11/5/15) 2, on two occasions 2, on five occasions 2, at Denver (8/28/16) 110, at Northern Arizona (10/14/16)

CROWELL’S CAREER STATISTICS

SEASON 2014 2015 2016 TOTAL

GP-GS 10-0 22-7 20-19 52-26

G 0 1 1 2

A 0 1 0 1

PTS 0 3 2 5

SH 3 12 12 27

SH% .000 .083 .083 .074

SOG 1 4 5 10

SOG% .333 .333 .417 .370

GW 0 0 0 0

PK-ATT 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

MIN 383 1016 1389 2788


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7 | JACEY DELANEY Junior | Forward | 5-6 | Bozeman, Mont. (Bozeman H.S.) 2016 (SOPHOMORE): Played in seven of 20 matches ... Averaged 12.7 minutes off the bench ... Did not take a shot in 89 minutes of action ... Recorded first collegiate point with an assist in 3-2 overtime win at Eastern Washington ... In third minute of overtime, played a ball from the right end line that Aspen Peifer put away for the game-winner ... Involved in the game-winning play despite being on the field for just eight minutes against the Eagles ... Played a season-high 21 minutes in seasonopening 2-0 victory over Oakland at Purdue. 2015 (FRESHMAN): Academic All-Big Sky Conference ... Played in 11 of 22 matches ... Averaged 16 minutes in matches played ... Took three shots on the season, putting two on goal ... Two of three shots for the season came in 3-1 home loss to Purdue ... Put both shots against the Boilermakers on goal ... Also took a shot in 2-1 road win at Idaho State ... Played a season-high 32 minutes in 0-0 double-overtime draw against Northern Arizona. PERSONAL: A 2015 graduate of Bozeman High ... The daughter of Mike and Angie Delaney ... Has an older brother, Mick, and a younger sister, Meggie ... Mick will be a fifth-year safety on the Griz football team in 2016 ... Grandfather, Mick, coached football at Montana from 2008-14, his final three years as head coach ... A communication studies major.

DELANEY’S CAREER HIGHS Category Career Best Goals N/A Assists 1, at Eastern Washington (10/28/16) Points 1, at Eastern Washington (10/28/16) Shots 2, vs. Purdue (9/11/15) Shots On Goal 2, vs. Purdue (9/11/15) Minutes 32, vs. Northern Arizona (10/4/15)

DELANEY’S CAREER STATISTICS

SEASON 2015 2016 TOTAL

GP-GS 11-0 7-0 18-0

G 0 0 0

A 0 1 1

PTS 0 1 1

SH 3 0 3

SH% .000 - .000

SOG 2 0 2

SOG% .667 - .667

GW 0 0 0

PK-ATT MIN 0-0 180 0-0 89 0-0 269


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10 | MADDY EMERICK Redshirt Junior | Midfielder | 5-5 | Billings, Mont. (Senior H.S.) 2016 (REDSHIRT): Redshirt season 2015 (SOPHOMORE): Played in 16 of 22 matches, getting three starts ... Averaged 19 minutes in matches played ... Took seven shots on the season, putting one on goal ... Took four corner kicks, one of five players with four or more ... Took a season-high two shots in 1-0 home victory over Iowa ... Put lone shot against Purdue, a 3-1 home loss, on goal ... Took one corner kick in four matches ... Played a season-high 51 minutes in victory over Iowa. 2014 (FRESHMAN): Academic All-Big Sky Conference ... Played in all 20 matches, averaging 17 minutes ... Scored a pair of goals ... One of nine players with multiple goals ... Scored first collegiate goal in 3-1 victory over Idaho State ... Goal in the 40th minute put the Grizzlies up 2-1 and ended up being the game-winner ... Also scored in 7-0 victory over North Dakota ... Goal in the 41st minute gave the Grizzlies a 4-0 halftime lead ... Took nine shots on the season, putting six on goal ... Took a season-high four shots and played a seasonhigh 37 minutes against UND. PERSONAL: A 2014 graduate of Billings Senior High ... The daughter of Scott and Cecilia Emerick ... Has an older brother, Kyle ... An elementary education major.

EMERICK’S CAREER HIGHS Category Career Best Goals 1, on two occasions Assists N/A Points 2, on two occasions Shots 4, vs. North Dakota (10/24/14) Shots On Goal 3, vs. North Dakota (10/24/14) Minutes 51, vs. Iowa (9/6/15)

EMERICK’S CAREER STATISTICS

SEASON GP-GS G A PTS SH SH% SOG 2014 20-0 2 0 4 9 .222 6 2015 16-3 0 0 0 7 .000 1 2016 Did Not Play - Redshirt TOTAL 36-3 2 0 4 16 .125 7

SOG% .667 .143

GW 1 0

.438

1

PK-ATT MIN 0-0 347 0-0 312 0-0

659


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22 | JANESSA FOWLER Junior | Defender/Midfielder | 5-8 | Highlands Ranch, Colo. (ThunderRidge H.S.) 2016 (SOPHOMORE): Academic All-Big Sky Conference ... Played in and started all 20 matches at midfielder ... Averaged 74 minutes per match, more than all but two other field players ... One of the team’s 11 goal scorers, one of seven players to record at least one goal and one assist ... Four points on the season tied for fifth on the team ... Scored first collegiate goal in 3-0 home win over Weber State, converting a penalty kick in the 79th minute ... Collected first assist of career in 2-0 win at Southern Utah, setting up McKenzie Warren for what would be the game-winner less than six minutes in ... Also had an assist on Ashlee Pedersen’s goal in 61st minute in 3-2 overtime road win at Eastern Washington as Grizzlies rallied from 2-0 deficit ... Took 13 shots on the season, putting three on goal ... Eight times played 80 or more minutes in a match ... Played 103 minutes in 1-1 doubleovertime draw at Sacramento State. 2015 (FRESHMAN): Academic All-Big Sky Conference ... Voted team’s Newcomer of the Year ... Played in all 22 matches, getting 18 starts in the midfield ... One of seven field players to log more than 1,100 minutes during the season ... Averaged more than 52 minutes per match ... Took three shots on the season, putting one on goal ... Two shots came in 1-0 road loss at Weber State ... Played a seasonhigh 78 minutes in 1-0 home loss to NCAA tournament qualifier Washington State. PERSONAL: A 2015 graduate of ThunderRidge High ... The daughter of Cathlin Fowler and Steve and Cindy Fowler ... Has an older sister, Stephani, a younger brother, Casey, a younger sister, Abbie, a younger stepbrother, Cole, and a younger stepsister, Haley ... A health and human performance major.

FOWLER’S CAREER HIGHS Category Goals Assists Points Shots Shots On Goal Minutes

Career Best 1, vs. Weber State (10/7/16) 1, on two occasions 2, vs. Weber State (10/7/16) 2, on six occasions 1, on four occasions 103, at Sacramento State (9/30/16)

FOWLER’S CAREER STATISTICS

SEASON 2015 2016 TOTAL

GP-GS 22-18 20-20 42-38

G 0 1 1

A 0 2 2

PTS 0 4 4

SH 3 13 16

SH% .000 .077 .063

SOG 1 3 4

SOG% .333 .231 .250

GW 0 0 0

PK-ATT 0-0 1-1 1-1

MIN 1165 1480 2645


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19 | NATALIE HEIN Senior | Midfielder/Defender | 5-5 | Valencia, Calif. (Valencia H.S.) 2016 (JUNIOR): Academic All-Big Sky Conference ... Played in 14 of 20 matches ... Averaged 15 minutes in a reserve role in matches played ... Took two shots on the season, one in 2-1 overtime road win at Purdue, one in 1-1 draw at Wyoming ... Played a season-high 38 minutes at Wyoming, 29 in 3-2 overtime road win at Eastern Washington. 2015 (SOPHOMORE): Saw action in one match ... Played seven minutes in 3-1 regular-season loss at Idaho. 2014 (FRESHMAN): Played in four early-season matches ... Missed the season’s final 15 matches due to a knee injury ... Played 25 minutes in 1-0 loss at Wyoming and 34 minutes in 2-0 loss at Washington State. PERSONAL: A 2014 graduate of Valencia High ... The daughter of Gordon and Jane Hein ... Has an older sister, Holly, who played collegiately at Michigan ... A marketing major.

HEIN’S CAREER HIGHS Category Career Best Goals N/A Assists N/A Points N/A Shots 1, on two occasions Shots On Goal N/A Minutes 38, at Wyoming (8/26/16)

HEIN’S CAREER STATISTICS

SEASON 2014 2015 2016 TOTAL

GP-GS 4-0 1-0 14-0 19-0

G 0 0 0 0

A 0 0 0 0

PTS 0 0 0 0

SH 0 0 2 2

SH% - - .000 .000

SOG 0 0 0 0

SOG% - - .000 .000

GW 0 0 0 0

PK-ATT MIN 0-0 80 0-0 7 0-0 216 0-0 303


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00 | CLAIRE HOWARD Redshirt Freshman | Goalkeeper | 5-7 | Santa Rosa, Calif. (Maria Carrillo H.S.) 2016 (REDSHIRT): Redshirt season PERSONAL: A 2016 graduate of Maria Carrillo High ... The daughter of Tim and Ingrid Howard ... Has a younger sister, Brynn … A health and human performance major.

HOWARD’S CAREER HIGHS Category Career Best Shots Faced N/A Saves N/A Goals Allowed N/A Minutes N/A Career Shutouts N/A

HOWARD’S CAREER STATISTICS

SEASON GP-GS GA GAAVG SAVES S% W 2016 Did Not Play - Redshirt TOTAL 0-0 0 0.00 0 - 0

L

T

SHO

SF

MIN

0

0

0

0

0


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3 | ALLIE LUCAS Senior | Forward | 5-4 | Billings, Mont. (Billings Central H.S.) 2016 (JUNIOR): Academic All-Big Sky Conference ... Played in all 20 matches, getting seven starts ... Started seven of the first nine matches of the season ... Averaged 40.1 minutes per match ... Tied for the team lead with three assists ... Took six shots, putting one on goal ... Assisted on Chanelle Pederson’s game-winner in season-opening 2-0 win over Oakland at Purdue ... Assisted on McKenzie Warren’s first-half goal at Washington State that put the Grizzlies ahead 1-0 in eventual 2-1 loss ... Assisted on Ashlee Pedersen’s opening goal in 2-2 draw at Northern Arizona ... Season’s lone shot on goal came in 1-0 road win at Denver. ... Played season=high 74 minutes in road win at Denver. 2015 (SOPHOMORE): Academic All-Big Sky Conference ... Played in all 22 matches, getting 16 starts ... Started the season’s final 14 matches ... Ranked fifth on the team with two goals, tied for sixth with four points ... Both goals were dramatic game-winners ... Scored off rebound of a Jenna Castillo shot in 108th minute in 2-1 overtime home win over Eastern Washington ... Later in the season scored in 87th minute of 1-0 home victory over Portland State, heading in a Mackenzie Akins cross ... Put eight of 13 shots for the season on goal, a team-high percentage (.615) for players taking 10 or more shots ... Took a season-high three shots in 2-1 win at Idaho State ... Played at least 40 minutes in 12 matches, with a season-high 66 in 2-1 loss at North Dakota in Big Sky opener. 2014 (FRESHMAN): Academic All-Big Sky Conference ... One-time College Sports Madness Big Sky Conference Player of the Week ... Played in all 20 matches, getting one start ... Finished third on the team in scoring with 10 points despite playing fewer than 30 minutes per match ... Tied for first on the team with four assists, tied for third with three goals ... Four assists tied for seventh in the Big Sky ... Scored three goals on just eight shots for the season ... Collected first career point in first collegiate match when she assisted on Jamie Simon’s game-winner in 1-0 victory at Air Force in season opener ... First career goal put Montana up 3-1 in 71st minute in what would be a 4-3 double-overtime loss at Missouri ... Had half of season’s 10 points in 7-0 victory over North Dakota ... Assisted on Maddy Emerick’s goal in the 41st minute to make it 4-0 and scored the match’s final two goals in the 80th and 88th minutes ... That performance earned her College Sports Madness Big Sky Conference Player of the Week honors ... Also assisted on Hallie Widner’s goal in the 33rd minute of Montana’s 2-0 victory over Colorado State and on Savannah Witt’s first-half goal in the Grizzlies’ 2-1 loss to Idaho State in the Big Sky tournament semifinals. PERSONAL: A 2014 graduate of Billings Central High ... The daughter of Gary and Sue Lucas ... Has an older sister, Kayla, and a younger sister, Morgan ... A communication studies major.

LUCAS’ CAREER HIGHS Category Goals Assists Points Shots Shots On Goal Minutes

Career Best 2, vs. North Dakota (10/24/14) 1, on seven occasions 5, vs. North Dakota (10/24/14) 3, on two occasions 3, vs. North Dakota (10/24/14) 74, at Denver (8/28/16)

LUCAS’ CAREER STATISTICS

SEASON 2014 2015 2016 TOTAL

GP-GS 20-1 22-16 20-7 62-24

G 3 2 0 5

A 4 0 3 7

PTS 10 4 3 17

SH 8 13 6 27

SH% .375 .154 .000 .185

SOG 4 8 1 13

SOG% .500 .615 .167 .481

GW 0 2 0 2

PK-ATT MIN 0-0 589 0-0 894 0-0 814 0-0 2297


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20 | TARYN MILLER Junior | Defender | 6-0 Greenacres, Wash. (Central Valley H.S.) 2016 (SOPHOMORE): Academic All-Big Sky Conference ... Played in 17 of 20 matches at center back, getting one start ... Averaged more than 47 minutes per match off the bench ... Key member of a backline that allowed just 17 goals in 20 matches (0.85/m) and recorded a Big Sky-leading nine shutouts ... One of the team’s 11 goal scorers ... Scored first collegiate goal in 4-1 home loss to Idaho, a header off a Carlee Bates cross in the 72nd minute ... Took five shots on the season, two in the loss to the Vandals ... Twice put shots on goal ... Played 78 minutes in 0-0 double-overtime draw at San Jose State, 76 in 2-0 win at Southern Utah. 2015 (FRESHMAN): Academic All-Big Sky Conference ... Named team’s co-Academic Award winner for 2015 fall semester ... Played in 19 of 22 matches, getting seven starts ... Averaged more than 47 minutes in matches played at center back ... Started the season’s first four matches as a true freshman ... Member of a defensive unit that produced seven shutouts, which tied for second in the Big Sky, and allowed 1.44 goals per game, the fourth-best average in the Big Sky ... Took five shots on the season, putting two on goal ... Played a season-high 78 minutes in 4-3 double-overtime home win over Indiana State and in 3-2 road loss at Northern Colorado. Personal: A 2015 graduate of Central Valley High ... The daughter of Doug and Julie Miller ... Has an older brother, Jake, and an older sister, Holly ... A business administration major.

MILLER’S CAREER HIGHS Category Career Best Goals 1, vs. Idaho (9/23/16) Assists N/A Points 2, vs. Idaho (9/23/16) Shots 2, vs. Idaho (9/23/16) Shots On Goal 1, on four occasions Minutes 78, on three occasions

MILLER’S CAREER STATISTICS

SEASON 2015 2016 TOTAL

GP-GS 19-7 17-1 36-8

G 0 1 1

A 0 0 0

PTS 0 2 2

SH 5 5 10

SH% .000 .200 .100

SOG 2 2 4

SOG% .400 .400 .400

GW 0 0 0

PK-ATT MIN 0-0 903 0-0 809 0-0 1712


PLAYER BIOS 24

MONTANA SOCCER

4 | DANI MORRIS Redshirt Sophomore | Forward | 5-10 | Henderson, Nev. (Foothill H.S.) 2016 (REDSHIRT): Redshirt season 2015 (FRESHMAN): Academic All-Big Sky Conference ... Played in all 22 matches, getting 20 starts ... One of five non-defensive field players to get more than 1,000 minutes of action ... Tied Mackenzie Akins for team lead with four goals ... Tied for second on the team with eight points ... 37 shots second on the team behind Akins’ 58 ... Put 14 shots (.378) on goal ... Scored two goals in second collegiate match ... Goal in 50th minute put Montana up 3-0 at home over Indiana State ... Goal in 107th minute gave the Grizzlies a 4-3 victory after the Sycamores forced overtime ... Scored the match’s first goal, also off an assist from Gintz, in the fourth minute in 6-2 loss at Utah Valley ... Final goal of the season put Montana up 1-0 in 17th minute in 2-1 double-overtime home win over Eastern Washington ... Took a season-high six shots against the Eagles ... Three times took four shots ... 15 times played 45 or more minutes, with a season-high 74 against Eastern Washington. Personal: A 2015 graduate of Foothill High ... The daughter of Matthew and Winifred Morris ... Has an older brother, Tyler, a linebacker at San Diego State ... A health and human performance major.

MORRIS’ CAREER HIGHS Category Career Best Goals 2, vs. Indiana State (8/23/15) Assists N/A Points 4, vs. Indiana State (8/23/15) Shots 6, vs. Eastern Washington (10/9/15) Shots On Goal 3, vs. Indiana State (8/23/15) Minutes 74, vs. Eastern Washington (10/9/15)

MORRIS’ CAREER STATISTICS

SEASON GP-GS G A PTS SH SH% SOG 2015 22-20 4 0 8 37 .108 14 2016 Did Not Play - Redshirt TOTAL 22-20 4 0 8 37 .108 14

SOG% .378

GW 1

.378

1

PK-ATT MIN 0-0 1076 0-0

1076


PLAYER BIOS 25

MONTANA SOCCER

25 | LILY OBRIGEWITCH Senior | Forward/Defender | 5-2 | Bismarck, N.D. (Century H.S.) 2016 (JUNIOR): Played in eight of 20 matches ... Totaled 111 minutes, an average of 13.9 in matches played ... Took a pair of shots on the season, one in 1-0 home win over Boise State, one in 2-0 home win over Idaho State ... Played a season-high 29 minutes in 1-1 double-overtime road draw at Sacramento State, 27 in 1-0 home win over Boise State. 2015 (SOPHOMORE): Played in nine of 22 matches ... Averaged 11 minutes off the bench in matches played ... Took lone shot of the season, putting it on goal, in 4-3 double-overtime home win over Indiana State ... Played a season-high 21 minutes in double-overtime scoreless home draw against Wyoming. 2014 (FRESHMAN): Did not play in any matches. PERSONAL: A 2014 graduate of Century High ... The daughter of Ren and Kelly Obrigewitch ... A health and human performance major.

OBRIGEWITCH’S CAREER HIGHS Category Career Best Goals N/A Assists N/A Points N/A Shots 1, on three occasions Shots On Goal 1, vs. Indiana State (8/23/15) Minutes 29, at Sacramento State (9/30/16)

OBRIGEWITCH’S CAREER STATISTICS

SEASON 2014 2015 2016 TOTAL

GP-GS 0-0 9-0 8-0 17-0

G 0 0 0 0

A 0 0 0 0

PTS 0 0 0 0

SH 0 1 2 3

SH% - .000 .000 .000

SOG 0 1 0 1

SOG% - 1.000 .000 .333

GW 0 0 0 0

PK-ATT MIN 0-0 0 0-0 103 0-0 111 0-0 214


PLAYER BIOS 26

MONTANA SOCCER

14 | ELLIE OTTESON Junior | Forward | 5-4 | Snohomish, Wash. (Snohomish H.S.) 2016 (SOPHOMORE): Academic All-Big Sky Conference ... Played in all 20 matches, getting 12 starts ... Averaged more than 40 minutes per match ... One of five players to score multiple goals ... Scored twice, totaling four points to tie for fifth on the team ... Had two goals on 13 shots for a .154 shot percentage ... Scored the game-winner in 30th minute in 1-0 win at Denver as part of team’s 3-01 start to the season ... Scored Montana’s first goal in 39th minute in 3-2 overtime win at Eastern Washington as Grizzlies rallied from early 2-0 deficit ... Took a season-high three shots in that match against the Eagles ... Eight times played 50 or more minutes in a match, with a season-high 71 in 2-1 loss at Washington State. 2015 (FRESHMAN): Academic All-Big Sky Conference ... Played in all 22 matches, getting 21 starts ... Ranked seventh on the team with seven points ... Scored three goals and had one assist ... Tied for second with Ashlee Pedersen in goals, ranked third with 25 shots ... Put 11 of 25 shots on goal for a healthy .440 shots-on-goal percentage ... Scored first collegiate goal, in the third minute, in 3-2 loss at Northern Colorado ... One match later saved Montana from a 0-3 Big Sky start with a late goal and assist in 2-1 home win over Southern Utah ... Headed in the tying goal in the 86th minute against the Thunderbirds, assisted on Charlene Burger’s game-winner 65 seconds later ... Put the Grizzlies up 1-0 in second minute in 2-1 road win at Idaho State ... Took 18 of 25 shots for the season in the team’s final 11 matches ... Took a season-high five shots against Southern Utah ... Played a season-high 74 minutes in 0-0 double-overtime draw against Northern Arizona. Personal: A 2015 graduate of Snohomish High ... The daughter of Doug and Shannon Otteson ... Has a younger sister, Quinn, and a younger brother, Beck ... A health and human performance major.

OTTESON’S CAREER HIGHS Category Goals Assists Points Shots Shots On Goal Minutes

Career Best 1, on five occasions 1, vs. Southern Utah (10/2/15) 3, vs. Southern Utah (10/2/15) 5, vs. Southern Utah (10/2/15) 2, on three occasions 74, vs. Northern Arizona (10/4/15)

OTTESON’S CAREER STATISTICS

SEASON 2015 2016 TOTAL

GP-GS 22-21 20-12 42-33

G 3 2 5

A 1 0 1

PTS 7 4 11

SH 25 13 38

SH% .120 .154 .132

SOG 11 5 16

SOG% .440 .385 .421

GW 0 1 1

PK-ATT MIN 0-0 1167 0-0 819 0-0 1986


PLAYER BIOS 27

MONTANA SOCCER

28 | ASHLEE PEDERSEN Senior | Defender/Forward | 5-6 | Mead, Wash. (Mt. Spokane H.S.) 2016 (JUNIOR): Academic All-Big Sky Conference … Played in all 20 matches, getting 14 starts … Averaged more than 71 minutes, primarily at center back with time also at forward … Key member of a backline that allowed just 17 goals in 20 matches (0.85/m) and recorded a Big Sky-leading nine shutouts … Tied for second on the team with three goals, tied for the team lead with three assists … Ranked third on the team with nine points … Took 19 shots, the third-highest total on the team, putting 10 on goal … All three goals came in league matches … Scored second goal in 2-0 home win over Idaho State, team’s opening goal in 2-2 draw at Northern Arizona and goal early in the second half that pulled Montana even at 2-2 as the Grizzlies rallied from a 2-0 deficit to win 3-2 in overtime at Eastern Washington … Assisted on Hallie Widner’s equalizer in 87th minute that earned Montana a 1-1 draw at Wyoming … Assisted on Madison Adams’ goal in 51st minute that opening the scoring in 1-1 draw at Sacramento State and on Kaitlin Crowell’s goal in 67th minute in 3-0 home win over Weber State … Took 17 of 19 shots after Big Sky play opened and spent more time at forward … Twice took three shots in a match, twice put two shots on goal … Five times played 90 or more minutes in a match, with a season-high 97 in 1-1 draw at Sacramento State. 2015 (SOPHOMORE): Academic All-Big Sky Conference ... Honorable mention All-Big Sky Conference ... Big Sky Conference All-Tournament Team ... Voted team’s Citius, Altius, Fortius award winner ... Named team’s co-Academic Award winner for 2015 spring semester ... Played in 17 of 22 matches, getting 12 starts ... Despite missing five matches to injury, one of five field players to log more than 1,200 minutes ... Defender who also spent time at forward to cover for personnel losses ... Tied for second on the team with Dani Morris with eight points ... Scored three goals and had a pair of assists ... Six of season’s eight points came in final four matches of the season ... Scored both goals in 2-0 victory over Weber State in Big Sky tournament quarterfinal match at Moscow, Idaho ... Assisted on Aspen Peifer’s game-winning goal in 1-0 home victory over Sacramento State and on Kaitlin Crowell’s second-half goal in 3-2 loss at Idaho in Big Sky tournament semifinal ... Scored first collegiate goal in first appearance at forward in 3-1 home loss to Purdue ... Took 19 shots on the season, putting eight on goal ... Four times took three shots in a match ... Played all 90 minutes four times. 2014 (FRESHMAN): Academic All-Big Sky Conference ... Played in 16 of 20 matches, getting 10 starts ... Averaged more than 55 minutes per match ... Started the season’s first seven matches at center back, then missed the next four with a leg injury ... Played the season’s final nine matches, getting three more starts ... Member of a defensive unit that produced 10 shutouts and finished the season with a Big Sky-leading 0.87 goals against average ... Montana allowed its opponents to average just 5.4 shots on goal per match ... Took a season-high two shots in 1-0 victory over Idaho and 0-0 draw at Northern Arizona ... Put shots on goal at NAU and in 1-0 win at Eastern Washington ... Played a season-high 87 minutes in 2-2 draw at Southern Utah ... Also played 80 minutes in 3-1 victory at Houston Baptist. PERSONAL: A 2014 graduate of Mt. Spokane High ... The daughter of Annette Helling and Len Pedersen ... Has an older sister, Sammie ... A health and human performance major.

PEDERSEN’S CAREER HIGHS Category Goals Assists Points Shots Shots On Goal Minutes

Career Best 2, vs. Weber State (11/5/15) 1, on five occasions 4, vs. Weber State (11/5/15) 3, on six occasions 2, on four occasions 97, at Sacramento State (9/30/16)

PEDERSEN’S CAREER STATISTICS

SEASON 2014 2015 2016 TOTAL

GP-GS 16-10 17-12 20-14 53-36

G 0 3 3 6

A 0 2 3 5

PTS 0 8 9 17

SH 5 19 19 43

SH% .000 .158 .158 .140

SOG 2 8 10 20

SOG% .400 .421 .526 .465

GW 0 1 0 1

PK-ATT 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

MIN 881 1238 1430 3549


PLAYER BIOS 28

MONTANA SOCCER

11 | CHANELLE PEDERSON Senior | Defender | 5-6 | Puyallup, Wash. (Bellarmine Prepatory H.S.) 2016 (JUNIOR): Academic All-Big Sky Conference ... Second-team All-Big Sky Conference ... Voted team’s Most Outstanding Defensive Player ... Played in all 20 matches, getting 20 starts at outside back ... Played more minutes than any other field player but one, averaging nearly 80 per match ... One of seven players on the team to record at least one goal and one assist on the year ... Had one of each to tie for eighth on the team with three points ... Scored Montana’s first goal of the year, the game-winner in season-opening 2-0 win over Oakland ... Lone assist was also part of a game-winner, a cross that Madison Adams headed in in the 11th minute in 3-0 home win over Weber State ... Put 11 of 14 shots for the season on goal for a team-leading .786 shot-on-goal percentage ... Took a season-high 36 corner kicks ... Key member of a backline that allowed just 17 goals in 20 matches (0.85/m) and recorded a Big Sky-leading nine shutouts ... Five times took two shots in a match, four times put both on goal ... Played a season-high 110 minutes in 0-0 home draw against Northern Colorado. 2015 (SOPHOMORE): Academic All-Big Sky Conference ... Played in all 22 matches, getting 21 starts at outside back ... Played thirdmost minutes on the team behind center back Tess Brenneman and keeper Kailey Norman ... Averaged more than 82 minutes per match ... Tied for ninth on the team with three points on one goal and one assist ... First collegiate goal put Montana up 2-0 in 36th minute in 4-3 double-overtime home win over Indiana State ... Had a corner-kick assist on Ellie Otteson’s header goal in the 86th minute that sparked the Grizzlies to a 2-1 comeback home victory over Southern Utah ... Took three shots on the season, putting one on goal, and 15 corner kicks, the second-highest total on the team ... Member of a defensive unit that produced seven shutouts, which tied for second in the Big Sky, and allowed 1.44 goals per game, the fourth-best average in the Big Sky. 2014 (FRESHMAN): Academic All-Big Sky Conference ... Honorable mention All-Big Sky Conference ... Played in all 20 matches, getting 12 starts ... After coming off the bench the season’s first seven matches, started 12 of the last 13 ... Averaged 66 minutes at outside back ... Key member of a defensive unit that produced 10 shutouts and finished the season with a Big Sky-leading 0.87 goals against average ... Montana allowed its opponents to average just 5.4 shots on goal per match ... Took nine shots on the season ... Took two shots at Missouri, putting both on goal in 4-3 double-overtime loss ... Played a season-high 101 minutes in 0-0 draw at Northern Arizona and all 90 minutes in 2-0 and 3-1 home wins over Colorado State and Idaho State. PERSONAL: A 2014 graduate of Bellarmine Preparatory High ... The daughter of Darren and Katie Pederson ... Has an older sister, Ciarra, and an older brother, Kurtis ... A communication studies major.

PEDERSON’S CAREER HIGHS Category Goals Assists Points Shots Shots On Goal Minutes

Career Best 1, on two occasions 1, on two occasions 2, on two occasions 2, on eight occasions 2, on five occasions 110, vs. Northern Colorado (10/23/16)

PEDERSON’S CAREER STATISTICS

SEASON 2014 2015 2016 TOTAL

GP-GS G 20-12 0 22-21 1 20-20 1 62-53 2

A PTS 0 0 1 3 1 3 2 6

SH SH% SOG SOG% GW PK-ATT MIN 9 .000 3 .333 0 0-0 1322 3 .333 1 .333 0 0-0 1815 14 .071 11 .786 1 0-0 1593 26 .077 15 .577 1 0-0 4730


PLAYER BIOS 29

MONTANA SOCCER

35 | MADDIE VINCENT Redshirt Senior | Goalkeeper | 5-7 | West Des Moines, Iowa (Valley H.S.) 2016 (JUNIOR): Played two matches in place of Big Sky Conference Goalkeeper of the Year Kailey Norman ... Helped Montana to an unbeaten road trip, with a 2-2 double-overtime road draw at Northern Arizona and 2-0 win at Southern Utah ... Took 2-0 lead into final five minutes of regulation against the Lumberjacks before NAU scored twice to force overtime ... Faced 11 shots, made seven saves ... Picked up first collegiate shutout two days later against the Thunderbirds ... Needed to make just two saves and faced only four shots. 2015 (SOPHOMORE): Played in two matches in replacement of an injured Kailey Norman ... In goal the final 65 minutes of 0-0 season-opening scoreless home draw against Wyoming ... Made four saves to preserve the shared shutout with Norman ... Played all 106:11 in 4-3 double-overtime home victory over Indiana State the next match ... Made five saves to earn first collegiate win ... Did not see the field the final 20 matches ... Finished with a 1.58 goals-against average and .750 save percentage. 2014 (FRESHMAN): Saw action in one match ... Played the final 19:39 in relief of Kailey Norman in 7-0 victory over North Dakota ... Did not face any shots. 2013 (REDSHIRT): Redshirt season PERSONAL: A 2013 graduate of Valley High ... The daughter of Chanda Willse and Matt Vincent ... Has two younger brothers, Rye and Rigley Vincent, and a younger sister, Jaicee Giop ... A journalism major.

VINCENT’S CAREER HIGHS Category Shots Faced Saves Goals Allowed Minutes Career Shutouts

Career Best 14, vs. Indiana State (8/23/15) 7, at Northern Arizona (10/14/16) 3, vs. Indiana State (8/23/15) 110, at Northern Arizona (10/14/16) 1, vat Southern Utah (10/16/16)

VINCENT’S CAREER STATISTICS

SEASON 2014 2015 2016 TOTAL

GP-GS 1-0 2-1 2-2 5-3

GA 0 3 2 5

GAAVG SAVES 0.00 0 1.58 9 0.90 9 1.15 18

S% .000 .750 .818 .783

W 0 1 1 2

L 0 0 0 0

T 0 1 1 2

SHO 0 0 1 1

SF 0 20 15 35

MIN 20 171 200 391


PLAYER BIOS 30

MONTANA SOCCER

27 | McKENZIE WARREN Junior | Forward/Midfielder | 5-2 | Pleasant Grove, Utah (Pleasant Grove H.S.) 2016 (SOPHOMORE): Academic All-Big Sky Conference … Played in all 20 matches, getting 14 starts … Averaged more than 48 minutes per match … Tied for team lead with four goals … Added two assists to finish second on the team with 10 points … Scored four goals on just 18 shots, a .222 shot percentage … Put 10 of 18 shots on goal (.556) … Had first multiple-goal match of career, scoring twice in the first half in 2-0 victory at Southern Utah … Other two goals came against Purdue and Washington State … Scored the game-winner 83 seconds into overtime against the Boilermakers off assist from Hallie Widner … Gave her team a 1-0 lead off cross from Allie Lucas in 27th minute in 2-1 loss at Washington State … Two assists on the season both led to game-winning goals in 1-0 victories … Set up Ellie Otteson in 30th minute in 1-0 win at Denver and Widner in ninth minute of overtime in 1-0 home win over North Dakota … Six times took multiple shots in a match, with four at Southern Utah … Put three of those shots against the Thunderbirds on goal … Nine times played 50 or more minutes, 71 at Washington State. 2015 (FRESHMAN): Academic All-Big Sky Conference ... Played in all 22 matches ... Averaged 24 minutes per match off the bench ... One of team’s 14 goal-scorers ... Scored one goal on the season ... Scored memorable first collegiate goal, knocking in Aspen Peifer’s shot off the post in 73rd minute in 1-0 home victory over previously unbeaten Iowa ... Took five shots on the season, putting three on goal ... Seven times played more than 30 minutes in a match. PERSONAL: A 2015 graduate of Pleasant Grove High … The daughter of Jason and Jennilee Warren ... Has a younger sister, Hailey ... A management major.

WARREN’S CAREER HIGHS Category Goals Assists Points Shots Shots On Goal Minutes

Career Best 2, at Southern Utah (10/16/16) 1, on two occasions 4, at Southern Utah (10/16/16) 4, at Southern Utah (10/16/16) 3, at Southern Utah (10/16/16) 71, at Washington State (9/2/16)

WARREN’S CAREER STATISTICS

SEASON 2015 2016 TOTAL

GP-GS 22-0 20-14 42-14

G 1 4 5

A 0 2 2

PTS 2 10 12

SH 5 18 23

SH% .200 .222 .217

SOG 3 10 13

SOG% .600 .556 .565

GW 1 2 3

PK-ATT MIN 0-0 535 0-0 970 0-0 1505


PLAYER BIOS 31

MONTANA SOCCER

18 | RAQUEL WATTS Junior | Defender/Midfielder | 5-7 | Sandy, Utah (Brighton H.S.) 2016 (SOPHOMORE): Academic All-Big Sky Conference ... Played in 19 of 20 matches, getting four starts at outside back ... Averaged more than 43 minutes per match ... Member of a backline that allowed just 17 goals in 20 matches (0.85/m) and recorded a Big Sky-leading nine shutouts ... Took six shots on the season, two coming in 1-0 overtime home win over North Dakota ... Twice put shots on goal ... Ranked fourth on the team with 13 corner kicks ... Five times played more than 50 minutes in a match, all in the first month of the season ... Played a season-high 86 minutes in 2-1 road loss at Washington State. 2015 (FRESHMAN): Academic All-Big Sky Conference ... Played in 13 of 22 matches, averaging 20 minutes off the bench at outside back ... Took lone shot of the season in 2-1 loss at North Dakota ... Played 20 or minutes six times, including a season-high 49 in double-overtime home win over Eastern Washington. PERSONAL: A 2015 graduate of Brighton High ... The daughter of Maurice and Jan Watts ... Has an older sister, Kimberly, and an older brother, Landen ... A health and human performance major.

WATTS’ CAREER HIGHS Category Career Best Goals N/A Assists N/A Points N/A Shots 2, vs. North Dakota (10/21/16) Shots On Goal 1, on two occasions Minutes 86, vs. Eastern Washington (10/9/15)

WATTS’ CAREER STATISTICS

SEASON 2015 2016 TOTAL

GP-GS 13-0 19-4 32-4

G 0 0 0

A 0 0 0

PTS 0 0 0

SH 1 6 7

SH% .000 .000 .000

SOG 0 2 2

SOG% .000 .333 .286

GW 0 0 0

PK-ATT MIN 0-0 262 0-0 830 0-0 1092


PLAYER BIOS 32

MONTANA SOCCER

8 | HALLIE WIDNER Redshirt Junior | Forward/Midfielder | 5-5 | Meridian, Idaho (Rocky Mountain H.S.) 2016 (SOPHOMORE): Academic All-Big Sky Conference ... Second-team All-Big Sky Conference ... Big Sky Conference All-Tournament Team ... One-time Big Sky Conference Offensive Player of the Week ... Voted team’s Most Outstanding Offensive Player ... Played in 18 of 20 matches, getting 18 starts ... Missed two nonconference matches due to injury ... Played more than 68 minutes per match ... Led team with 11 points ... Tied for the team lead in both goals (4) and assists (3) ... Took a team-high 31 shots, putting 12 on goal ... Scored goals in first three matches of the season ... Scored team’s second goal, in the 27th minute, in 2-0 season-opening win over Oakland ... Two days later had a goal and an assist in 2-1 win at Purdue, which led to Big Sky Player of the Week honors ... Scored the equalizer against the Boilermakers in the 84th minute, then set up McKenzie Warren’s game-winner 83 seconds into overtime ... Provided late heroics in next match as well, scoring in the 87th minute to give Montana a 1-1 draw at Wyoming ... Had just one goal the rest of the season, scoring the game-winner in the ninth minute of overtime in 1-0 home win over North Dakota ... Assisted on Madison Adams’ game-winner in 2-0 home win over Idaho State and on McKenzie Warren’s second goal of the match in 25th minute in 2-0 win at Southern Utah ... Took four shots, two on goal, in 1-0 quarterfinal loss to Eastern Washington to earn Big Sky All-Tournament honors ... Took a season-high six shots in overtime home win over North Dakota ... Eight times played 70 or more minutes in a match, a season-high 99 in 2-2 double-overtime draw at Northern Arizona. 2015 (REDSHIRT): Redshirt season 2014 (FRESHMAN): Academic All-Big Sky Conference ... Third-team NSCAA All-Pacific Region ... Top Drawer Soccer’s 49th-ranked freshman at season’s end ... Big Sky Conference Newcomer of the Year ... First-team All-Big Sky Conference ... Big Sky Conference All-Tournament Team ... One-time Big Sky Conference co-Offensive Player of the Week … Voted team’s Newcomer of the Year ... Started all 20 matches as a true freshman ... Played nearly 75 minutes per match ... Led team in scoring with 17 points ... Seven goals led the team, three assists tied for fourth ... Points tied for fifth in the Big Sky, goals tied for fourth ... Five of seven goals came during league play, a total that tied for second in the conference ... Scored the match’s first goal in four of 10 Big Sky contests ... Scored the game-winner in Montana’s 1-0 victory over Weber State and 1-0 win over Northern Colorado ... Scored first collegiate goal in 3-1 victory at Houston Baptist ... Scored a pair of goals in 3-1 victory over Idaho State ... Three goals in home sweep of Weber State and Idaho State earned her Big Sky co-Offensive Player of the Week honors ... Assisted on Chloe Torres’s goal that put Montana up 1-0 and Allie Lucas’s goal that made it 3-1 in 4-3 double-overtime loss at Missouri ... Also assisted on Savannah Witt’s goal in 55th minute in 1-0 victory at Portland State, Montana’s first win at PSU since 2006 ... Took 40 shots on the season, putting 20 on goal ... Took a season-high five shots in Montana’s 1-0 victory over Idaho ... Twice put a season-high three shots on goal. PERSONAL: A 2014 graduate of Rocky Mountain High ... The daughter of Judy Trimble and Dan Widner ... Has an older brother, Chase, and a younger sister, Regan ... A health and human performance major.

WIDNER’S CAREER HIGHS Category Goals Assists Points Shots Shots On Goal Minutes

Career Best 2, vs. Idaho State (9/28/14) 2, at Missouri (9/12/14) 4, vs. Idaho State (9/28/14) 6, vs. North Dakota (10/21/16) 3, on two occasions 102, at Northern Arizona (10/17/14)

WIDNER’S CAREER STATISTICS

SEASON GP-GS G A PTS SH SH% SOG 2014 20-20 7 3 17 40 .175 20 2015 Did Not Play - Redshirt 2016 18-18 4 3 11 31 .129 12 TOTAL 38-38 11 6 28 71 .155 32

SOG% .500

GW 2

.387 .451

1 3

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29 | AVERY ADAMS Freshman | Defender | 5-4 | Highlands Ranch, Colo. (Mountain Vista H.S.) PERSONAL: A 2017 graduate of Mountain Vista High ... The daughter of Kirk and Sally Adams ... Has two older sisters, Kelsey and Mariel, and an older brother, Riley.

31 | CATIE BUCK Freshman | Defender | 6-0 | Bellevue, Wash. (Bellevue H.S.) PERSONAL: A 2017 graduate of Bellevue High ... The daughter of Peter and Heidi Buck ... Has a younger brother, Jackson, and a younger sister, Alexandra.

2 | RAYE BURTON Freshman | Midfielder | 5-5 | Centennial, Colo. (Cherokee Trail H.S.) PERSONAL: A 2017 graduate of Cherokee Trail High ... The daughter of Chris and Christine Burton ... Has two older sisters, Emily and Taylor, and a younger brother, Brayden ... Emily played soccer at Western State, Taylor plays at Wyoming.


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6 | ALEXA COYLE Freshman | Forward/Midfielder | 5-10 | Bozeman, Mont. (Bozeman H.S.) PERSONAL: A 2017 graduate of Bozeman High ... The daughter of Chris and Tina Coyle ... Has two older brothers, Chris Jr. and Brock.

77 | GABBI DEMARCE Freshman | Defender | 5-9 | Rapid City, S.D. (Stevens H.S.) PERSONAL: A 2017 graduate of Stevens High ... The daughter of Chris and Nicole DeMarce ... Has a younger sister, Chloe.

33 | MIKEE FURROW Freshman | Forward | 5-7 | Caldwell, Idaho (Middleton H.S.) PERSONAL: A 2017 graduate of Middleton High ... The daughter of Aaron and Diana Furrow ... Has two younger sisters, Abby and Kayleigh.


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12 | TAYLOR HANSEN Freshman | Defender | 5-4 | Cardiff by the Sea, Calif. (Del Norte H.S.) PERSONAL: A 2017 graduate of Del Norte High ... The daughter of Dan and Diane Hansen ... Has an older brother, Rory.

23 | RITA LANG Freshman | Forward/Midfielder | 5-4 | Sherwood, Ore. (Sherwood H.S.) PERSONAL: A 2017 graduate of Sherwood High ... The daughter of Mark and Isabel Lang ... Has two older sisters, Anna and Clara, and a younger brother, Alex.

MORGAN MEATOVICH Freshman | Forward | 6-0 | Las Vegas, Nev. (Liberty H.S.) PERSONAL: A 2017 graduate of Liberty High ... The daughter of Steve and Michelle Meatovich ... Has an older brother, Michael.


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17 | EMILY PETERS Freshman | Defender | 5-4 | Bremerton, Wash. (Klahowya Secondary School) PERSONAL: A 2017 graduate of Klahowya Secondary ... The daughter of Kelly and Angela Peters ... Has two younger sisters, Alyssa and Tori.

21 | CAITLIN ROGERS Freshman | Defender | 5-6 | Murrieta, Calif. (Murrieta Valley H.S.) PERSONAL: A 2017 graduate of Murrieta Valley High ... The daughter of Don and Lisa Rogers ... Has an older sister, Brittney, a goalkeeper at UC Santa Barbara.

9 | ALLY SHELTON Freshman | Midfielder | 5-11 | Ventura, Calif. (Buena H.S.) PERSONAL: A 2017 graduate of Buena High ... The daughter of Melina Homan and Jeff Shelton ... Has an older sister, Britni Shelton, and four younger brothers, Peyton Shelton and Matthew, Ryan and Jason Homan.


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16 | CLAIRE STEFFE Freshman | Defender | 5-9 | Castle Pines, Colo. (Rock Canyon H.S.) PERSONAL: A 2017 graduate of Rock Canyon High ... The daughter of Herb and Kathleen Steffe ... Has an older brother, Will.

13 | KENNEDY YOST Redshirt Freshman | Forward | 5-4 | Pocatello, Idaho (Colorado/Century H.S.) 2016 (REDSHIRT): Spent the 2016 fall semester at Colorado ... Was on the soccer team but did not play in any matches. PERSONAL: A 2016 graduate of Century High ... The daughter of Gentry and Laura Yost ... Has an older sister, Chandler, a younger sister, Burkleigh, and a younger brother, Evan ... Chandler played soccer at Southern Utah … A biology major.

2017 Montana Griz Soccer Yearbook