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2013-14 Owens Express Women’s Soccer Media Guide


OWENS EXPRESS WOMEN’S SOCCER General

Table of Contents

2013-14 Schedule 2013-14 Team Photo 2013-14 Roster 2013-14 Picture Roster 2012-13 Year In Review Social Media Record Book

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Coaching Staff Mary Whisler - Head Coach Caitlyn Theaker - Assistant Coach Stacey Lucas - Assistant Coach

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Sophomores Erika Brinkman Jill Burkholder Tara Preble Haley Kreger Taylor Avers Jessica Grindle Haley Gasser Marissa Ramirez Samantha Starkey Elizabeth Theaker Kelly Zurvalec Kristina-Marie Rutherford

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Freshmen Abby Groll Kendyl Christian Joanna Dudzik Megan Soncrant Amber Burnette Lacee Ortman Kayla Lehmann Brittany Powell

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The 2013-14 Owens Community College women’s soccer media guide is a production of the Owens CC Sports Information Department. The design, layout and photos are by Nicholas Huenefeld. Logos are property of Owens Community College. The cover of the media guide features the entire 2013-14 Express women’s soccer team.

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2013-14 SCHEDULE REGULAR SEASON

August 24 - at Lake Michigan College 25 - at Muskegon Community College 31 - at Jackson Community College

3 p.m. 3 p.m. 3 p.m.

September 4 - vs Schoolcraft College 8 - vs Mercyhurst North East Community College 13 - at Siena Heights University JV 15 - at Indiana Tech JV 18 - vs Cincinnati State Technical and Community College 21 - vs Lorain County Community College 28 - vs Muskegon Community College 29 - vs Lake Michigan College

4 p.m. 2 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m. 4 p.m. 11 a.m. 3 p.m. 3 p.m.

October 2 - at Schoolcraft College 6 - vs Indiana Tech JV 9 - vs Delta Community College 12 - at Kellogg Community College 16 - at Lorain County Community College 19 - vs Jackson Community College 20 - vs Kellogg Community College 23 - at Delta Community College 26 - at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College

4 p.m. 2 p.m. 4 p.m. 1 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 3 p.m. 1 p.m. 4 p.m. 3 p.m.

POSTSEASON

November 2 - Region XII Semifinals @ Owens Community College 3 - Region XII Finals @ Owens Community College 18-23 - NJCAA D-I National Tournament @ Melbourne, Fla.

TBA TBA TBA

Jessica Grindle, Sophomore

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Coaching Staff

Athletic Staff

Head Coach: Mary Whisler (3rd Year) Assistant Coach: Caitlyn Theaker (2nd Year) Assistant Coach: Stacey Lucas (1st Year)

Athletic Director: Rudy Yovich Assistant Athletic Director/Academics: Judy Loehrke Specialist: Ann LaVoy Sports Information Director: Nicholas Huenefeld Athletic Trainer: Janeen Ramirez

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Name

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Position

Class

High School

Hometown

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Erika Brinkman Abby Groll Jill Burkholder Kendyl Christian Tara Preble Haley Kreger Joanna Dudzik Taylor Avers Jessica Grindle Haley Gasser Megan Soncrant Marissa Ramirez Samantha Starkey Amber Burnette Elizabeth Theaker Kelly Zurvalec Lacee Ortman Kayla Lehmann Brittany Powell Kristina-Marie Rutherford

5-5 5-0 5-3 5-1 5-4 5-4 5-3 5-7 5-3 5-4 5-4 5-2 5-1 5-3 5-5 5-5 5-7 5-4 5-6 5-8

Goalkeeper Midfielder Midfielder Forward/Midfielder Defender Midfielder Forward/Midfielder Forward/Midfielder Forward/Midfielder Forward/Midfielder Midfielder/Goalkeeper Defender Midfielder/Defender Forward Defender Midfielder Defender Defender Forward/Midfielder Defender

So. Fr. So. Fr. So. So. Fr. So. So. So. Fr. So. So. Fr. So. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. So.

Kalida Clay Bryan Clay Lake Bedford Start Woodmore Northwood Northview Clay Northwood Eastwood Oak Harbor Maumee Oak Harbor Southview Bedford Onsted Norton

Cloverdale, OH Oregon, OH Bryan, OH Oregon, OH Millbury, OH Bedford Township, MI Toledo, OH Gibsonburg, OH Northwood, OH Sylvania, OH Oregon, OH Northwood, OH Bowling Green, OH Graytown, OH Maumee, OH Oak Harbor, OH Sylvania, OH Temperance, MI Onsted, MI Norton, OH

ROSTER FACTS Breakdown by Class Freshmen - 8 Sophomores - 12

Breakdown by State Ohio - 17 Michigan - 3

Breakdown by Position

Alphabetical Roster No.

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Hometown

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Taylor Avers Erika Brinkman Jill Burkholder Amber Burnette Kendyl Christian Joanna Dudzik Haley Gasser Jessica Grindle Abby Groll Haley Kreger Kayla Lehmann Lacee Ortman Brittany Powell Tara Preble Marissa Ramirez Kristina-Marie Rutherford Megan Soncrant Samantha Starkey Elizabeth Theaker Kelly Zurvalec

5-7 5-5 5-3 5-3 5-1 5-3 5-4 5-3 5-0 5-4 5-4 5-7 5-6 5-4 5-2 5-8 5-4 5-1 5-5 5-5

Forward/Midfielder Goalkeeper Midfielder Forward Forward/Midfielder Forward/Midfielder Forward/Midfielder Forward/Midfielder Midfielder Midfielder Defender Defender Forward/Midfielder Defender Defender Defender Midfielder/Goalkeeper Midfielder/Defender Defender Midfielder

So. So. So Fr. Fr. Fr. So. So. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. So. So. Fr. So. So. So.

Woodmore Kalida Bryan Oak Harbor Clay Start Northview Northwood Clay Bedford Bedford Southview Onsted Lake Northwood Norton Clay Eastwood Maumee Oak Harbor

Gibsonburg, OH Cloverdale, OH Bryan, OH Graytown, OH Oregon, OH Toledo, OH Sylvania, OH Northwood, OH Oregon, OH Bedford Township, MI Temperance, MI Sylvania, OH Onsted, MI Millbury, OH Northwood, OH Norton, OH Oregon, OH Bowling Green, OH Maumee, OH Oak Harbor, OH

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Goalkeepers - 2 Midfielders - 12 Forwards - 7 Defenders - 7

Pronunciation Guide Zurvalec (ZUR-VAY-LICK) Theaker (THAY-KERR) Dudzik (DUD-ZICK) Preble (PREB-UHL)

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Erika Brinkman Goalkeeper, So. Kalida Kalida, OH

Abby Groll Midfielder, Fr. Clay Oregon, OH

Jill Burkholder Midfielder, So. Bryan Bryan, OH

Kendyl Christian F/M, Fr. Clay Oregon, OH

Tara Preble Defender, So. Lake Millbury, OH

Haley Kreger Midfielder, So. Bedford Bedford, MI

Mary Whisler Head Coach 3rd Year

Brittany Powell Forward, Fr. Onsted Onsted, MI

Joanna Dudzik F/M, Fr. Start Toledo, OH

Taylor Avers F/M, So. Woodmore Gibsonburg, OH

Jessica Grindle F/M, So. Northwood Northwood, OH

Haley Gasser F/M, So. Northview Sylvania, OH

Megan Soncrant

MF/Goalkeeper, Fr.

Clay Oregon, OH

Marissa Ramirez Defender, So. Northwood Northwood, OH

Caitlyn Theaker Assistant Coach 2nd Year

Kristina-Marie Rutherford Defender, So. Norton Norton, OH

Samantha Starkey M/D, So. Eastwood Bowling Green, OH

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Amber Burnette Forward, Fr. Oak Harbor Graytown, OH

Elizabeth Theaker Defender, So. Maumee Maumee, OH

Kelly Zurvalec Midfielder, So. Oak Harbor Oak Harbor, OH

Lacee Ortman Defender, Fr. Southview Sylvania, OH

Kayla Lehmann Defender, Fr. Bedford Temperance, MI

Stacey Lucas Assistant Coach 1st Year

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2012-13 Year In Review Kendra Eitniear vs Delta College Sept. 22, 2012

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OWENS EXPRESS WOMEN’S SOCCER OVERVIEW The 2012-13 Express women’s soccer team finished 13-2-3 overall. Within that, the team had a 10-0-2 record in Region XII. They advanced to the Region XII tournament semifinals before falling 1-0 to Muskegon Community College. With that 10-0-2 record, the Express captured the regular season Region XII championship. Along the way, the program earned their first NJCAA D-I ranking during the season, reaching as high as No. 14. The team also produced five shutouts in the season’s first six games and finished the year with 11 shutouts. Kendra Eitniear completed a historic season and career. She became the program’s first NJCAA D-I All-American (Honorable Mention) and passed Marissa Szabo to become the program’s all-time scoring leader. She finished her two-year career with 32 goals, 12 assists and 76 points. Following the season, Eitniear was named the Owens Female Athlete of the Year, First Team All-Region XII and Region XII Player of the Year. Along with Eitniear, sophomore Drew Plummer signed with Tiffin University following the season. She scored the team’s first goal of the season and finished third on the team in scoring. Sophomores Kristina-Marie Rutherford and Haley Gasser were injured early in the season and medically redshirted. The team battled numerous injuries throughout the year as Taylor Avers suffered a season-ending injury midway through the year, Melanie Gregory was oft-injured, Samantha Starkey and Jessica Grindle missed time due to injuries and Kendra Eitniear left the Region XII semifinal at halftime after suffering an injury.

2012-13 Schedule/Results Aug. 25 Aug. 29 Sept. 1 Sept. 2 Sept. 8 Sept. 12 Sept. 15 Sept. 16 Sept. 20 Sept. 22 Sept. 28 Oct. 3 Oct. 7 Oct. 9 Oct. 13 Oct. 14 Oct. 20 Oct. 27

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Owens 5 Cincinnati State 0 Owens 1 Schoolcraft 0 Monroe Community College 3 Owens 0 Owens 4 Mercyhurst North East 0 Owens 2 Muskegon 0 Owens 1 Delta College 0 Owens 1 Jackson 1 (2 OT) Owens 4 Kellogg 1 Owens 0 Ohio Northern JV 0 Owens 2 Delta College 1 Owens 6 Indiana Tech JV 0 Owens 0 Schoolcraft 0 Owens 3 Muskegon 0 Owens 3 Indiana Tech JV 0 Owens 4 Kellogg 1 Owens 4 Jackson 0 Owens 4 Cincinnati State 1 Muskegon 1 Owens 0 (Region XII semifinals)

1-0 2-0 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 5-1-1 6-1-1 6-1-2 7-1-2 8-1-2 8-1-3 9-1-3 10-1-3 11-1-3 12-1-3 13-1-3 13-2-3

2012-13 Roster 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 11 12 13 15 16 17 18 19 21

Tayler Redinger Erika Brinkman Sarah Weaver Jaime Sesock Jill Burkholder Tara Preble Haley Kreger Taylor Avers Haley Gasser Kendra Eitniear Marissa Ramirez Samantha Starkey Melanie Gregory Elizabeth Theaker Kelly Zurvalec Drew Plummer Jessica Grindle Kristina-Marie Rutherford

Fr. Fr. So. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. Fr. So.

GK Fremont Ross/Fremont, OH GK Kalida/Cloverdale, OH MF Margaretta/Castalia, OH MF Holly/Davisburg, MI MF Bryan/Bryan, OH DEF Lake/Millbury, OH MF Bedford/Bedford, MI F Woodmore/Gibsonburg, OH F Northview/Sylvania, OH F Swanton/Swanton, OH DEF Northwood/Northwood, OH MF/DEF Eastwood/Bowling Green, OH MF Genoa/Northwood, OH DEF Maumee/Maumee, OH MF Oak Harbor/Oak Harbor, OH F Lake/Walbridge, OH F/MF Northwood/Northwood, OH DEF Norton/Norton, OH

Head Coach: Mary Whisler Assistant Coach: Caitlyn Theaker

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2012-13 YEAR IN REVIEW Freshmen Standouts

Jill Burkholder, Erika Brinkman and Marissa Ramirez each did their part to make their presence known during their freshmen campaigns. Burkholder finished second on the team in scoring and first in assists. She totaled eight goals and nine assists.

All-Region XII Honors

Kendra Eitniear, Jill Burkholder, Marissa Ramirez and Drew Plummer earned All-Region XII honors, while Eitniear was named Region XII Player of the Year.

Region XII Tournament Honors

Jaime Sesock and Jill Burkholder were named to the All-Region XII tournament team.

Unbeaten Streak

The team produced a 14-match unbeaten streak heading into the Region XII tournament loss to Muskegon. They lost only one match prior to that - 3-0 to No. 6 Monroe Community College on Sept. 1.

Team Awards

Jill Burkholder was named the team’s MVP, while Marissa Ramirez was given the team’s Coaches Award.

Jill Burkholder Brinkman, the team’s starting goalkeeper, and Ramirez, a starting defender, helped lead the Express defense to 11 shutouts. She earned NJCAA D-I goalkeeper of the week honors on Oct. 14.

Academic Excellence

Taylor Avers, Haley Kreger, Marissa Ramirez and Sarah Weaver made the AllOCCAC Academic Team.

First Poll Entry

The Express women’s soccer team entered the NJCAA D-I poll at No. 16 on Oct. 14. It was their first ranking in program history. They vaulted to as high as No. 14.

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Defensive Excellence

The team produced 11 shutouts and only gave up 11 goals during the season.

The Duo Stays Together

Kendra Eitniear and Drew Plummer both signed with Tiffin University, an NCAA D-II school, following the season.

careers.

Jaime Sesock

Weaver finished her career with nine goals and six assists. She had six goals as a sophomore and finished fifth on the team in scoring. Sesock finished her career with seven goals and 10 assists. She finished fifth on the team last year with three goals and six assists.

Kendra Eitniear left the program with 32 goals and 11 assists over the past two years. She left as the program’s leading career scorer, the Region XII player of the Year and the program’s first NJCAA All-American.

Injuries, Redshirts

Seven players missed time last season due to injury, including three that suffered season-ending injuries. Two of those three, Haley Gasser and Kristina-Marie Rutherford, were injured early enough to receive medical redshirts.

The Rain Game

Region XII Regular Season

The Express women’s soccer team captured the Region XII regular season title with a 10-0-2 record. They earned the No. 1 seed at the Region XII tournament.

The Express battled rival Delta College on Sept. 22. The game featured a heavy downpour throughout and a lightning delay in the second half, but the Express captured a 2-1 victory.

Weaver and Sesock

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Sophomore standouts Sarah Weaver and Jaime Sesock completed solid two-year

Sarah Weaver Eitniear’s Impact

The Express have won 25 games during the first two years of the program.

Kendra Eitniear

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2013-14 COACHING STAFF

MARY WHISLER Head Coach - 3rd Season Mary Whisler is in her third season as head coach of the Express women’s soccer program. She became the first head coach in the program’s history in June 2011. This past season, Whisler led the Express to a 13-2-3 record overall, including a 10-0-2 record in Region XII play, which helped them earn the #1 seed in the Region XII postseason tournament. Their season ended with a 1-0 loss to Muskegon CC in the Region XII semifinals. Following the season, four of her players earned All-Region XII honors including First Team recipients

Kendra Eitniear and Jill Burkholder, and Second Team recipients Marissa Ramirez and Drew Plummer. In her two years, Whisler has recorded a 25-10-3 record as head coach, which has included two appearances in the Region XII postseason tournament. She has placed three players on the All-Region XII First Team and four players on the All-Region XII Second Team. Academically, four of Whisler’s players made the All-OCCAC Academic Team in 2012. She has also sent two players to four-year schools/universities (Kendra Eitniear and Drew Plummer, Tiffin University). Whisler previously served as the assistant coach for women’s soccer at the University of Findlay from 2009-11. During her tenure at the University of Findlay, she helped lead the program to an overall 14-18-5 record. Whisler’s responsibilities also included recruiting, training and assessing talent.

Wayne Sport Club in Fort Wayne, Ind. Whisler also spends her summer working as a Soccer Camp Staff Coach at the University of Notre Dame. Whisler was a three-time First Team Mid-Central College Conference selection during her intercollegiate women’s soccer career (2005-08) at the University of Saint Francis. She also earned NAIA Honorable Mention Athletic All-American and Scholar-Athlete All-American honors. The Toledo resident holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Saint Francis and a Master’s degree in education from the University of Findlay. She holds her USSF ‘D’ License and recently received her NSCAA National Diploma, as well.

Additionally, she serves as coach to two U-11 Pacesetter Soccer Club teams and previously coached for Findlay Soccer Club, as well as, the U-16 Assistant Coach for the Fort

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Caitlyn Theaker Assistant Coach - 2nd Season Caitlyn Theaker is in her second season as an assistant coach in the Express women's soccer program. She helped lead the Express to a 13-2-3 overall record in her first year.

Prior to that, Theaker went to Maumee HS, where she twice qualified for the state championship in cross country.

Theaker came to Owens after four years with the Findlay University women's soccer team. While there, Theaker was named to the GLIAC All-Academic team her senior year and was the assistant coach for Findlay Soccer Club. She graduated in 2012 with an associates of personal training and a bachelors of strength and conditioning.

Stacey Lucas Assistant Coach - 1st Season Stacey Lucas is in her first year as an assistant women's soccer coach at Owens Community College.

Later, Lucas earned a master's in education from Western Governor's University.

Lucas, who played at Bowling Green State University from 2006-09, is also the head coach of the U-12 Red at Pacesetter Soccer Club.

Lucas is a graduate of Huber Heights Wayne High School, where she was a two-time Third Team All-Ohio selection and the Greater Western Ohio Conference Player of the Year in 2005. She had 81 career goals, including 33 as a senior, while producing 32 career assists.

While at BGSU, Lucas had eight goals and five assists during her career which saw her start 41 games. She played in 81 of BGSU's 84 games during her career. She graduated with a bachelor's in education from BGSU.

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Lucas holds an NSCAA National Diploma. She currently teaches at Summit Academy in Toledo.

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ERIKA BRINKMAN

#1 5’5” Sophomore Goalkeeper Kalida High School Cloverdale, OH

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The Brinkman File 2012

Brinkman started 17 games in goal for the Express as a freshman, while seeing action in 18. She made 73 saves while allowing only 11 goals. As a team, she was a big part of 10 shutouts produced by the Express defense. She was also named an NJCAA D-I Goalkeeper of the Week.

Prior to Owens Brinkman was named Honorable Mention All-Putnam County League (PCL) her senior year. She led Kalida to the district championship game, where they lost a 1-0 (2 OT) heartbreaker to Lima Central Catholic, and she only allowed two goals in three games during the district tournament. She played for coach David Kehris.

Personal Erika is the daughter of Ryan and Amy Brinkman. She has three siblings - Amanda, Becca and Bryce.

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JILL BURKHOLDER

#3 5’3” Sophomore Midfielder Bryan High School Bryan, OH

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The Burkholder File 2012

Burkholder nearly led the team in scoring as she finished second with 25 points on eight goals and nine assists. Her assist total was a team-high, while her goal total was second on the team. She tied a single game program record with three assists against Mercyhurst North East on Sept. 2. She started all 18 games for the Express and was named First Team AllRegion XII following the season.

Prior to Owens Burkholder, a four-year letterwinner in soccer, was a First Team AllNWOAL selection as a senior. As a junior, she was First Team All-District, Second Team All-Ohio, and the team’s offensive MVP. Also an NSCAA AllRegion selection, she was a big part of Bryan’s seven consecutive sectional titles. She played for coach Jeffe Wildenburg.

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TARA PREBLE

#5 5’4” Sophomore Defender Lake High School Millbury, OH

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The Preble File 2012 Preble started 16 of 18 games as a freshman while helping to anchor the Express defense that produced 10 shutouts. She did not record a goal or assist.

Prior to Owens Preble was a four-year starter at Lake for coach Steve Hoffman, and she was a First Team All-Suburban Lakes League selection her sophomore through senior seasons, as well as a Second Team All-District selection as a sophomore and an Honorable Mention All-District selection as a senior. Moreover, she helped lead her team to a district semifinal as a senior, a regional final as a junior, and a regional semifinal as a sophomore.

Personal Tara is the daughter of Duane and Denise Preble. She has one brother, Dustin.

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HALEY KREGER

#6 5’4” Sophomore Midfielder Bedford High School Bedford, MI

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The Kreger File 2012 Kreger scored three goals and added one assist for the Express while starting 17 of 18 games as a freshman.

Prior to Owens Kreger was a two-time team captain at Bedford HS. During her senior year, she was named All-District and won the SEC Sportsmanship Award and the Outstanding Athlete Award. She also won the SEC Sportsmanship Award as a junior. Academically, she graduated with a 3.5 GPA.

Personal Haley is the daughter of John and Sharon Kreger. She has one sister, Jessica.

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TAYLOR AVERS

#8 5’7” Sophomore Midfielder Woodmore High School Gibsonburg, OH

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The Avers File 2012

Avers started the first 12 games for the Express before suffering a season ending injury against Schoolcraft College on Oct. 3. In that time, she had one goal and one assist, while her one goal was the game winner in a 1-0 win over Schoolcraft College on Aug. 29.

Prior to Owens Avers was named the player of the year in the inaugural season of the Northern Buckeye Conference as a senior. As a junior, she was named the co-player of the year in the Suburban Lakes League. Playing for head coach Malcolm Edge, she registered 65 goals during her final two seasons and 76 goals in her four year career, with the latter being a school record. She was a team captain as a senior while winning First Team All-NBC honors as a senior and First Team All-SLL honors as a junior. Academically, she was an honor roll student.

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Taylor is the daughter of Tom and Lori Avers. She has four siblings, Brent, Danielle, Brock and Ryan.

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JESSICA GRINDLE

#9 5’3” Sophomore Forward Northwood High School Northwood, OH

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The Grindle File 2012

After suffering an injury in the season’s second game on Aug. 29, Grindle returned to action on Sept. 28 against Indiana Tech JV. In only 10 games (nine starts), she produced six goals and three assists, which put her fourth on the team in scoring. She should be an integral part of the Express offense as a sophomore.

Prior to Owens Grindle was named the NWOSSL district player of the year as a senior, as well as First Team All-NWOSSL, First Team All-Northwest District and OSSCA Second Team All-Ohio. She played for head coach Monte Bandeen at Northwood.

Personal Jessica is the daughter of Jerry and Michelle Grindle. She has one brother, Justin.

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HALEY GASSER

# 10 5’4” Sophomore Midfielder Northview High School Sylvania, OH

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The Gasser File Owens Career Following a breakout freshman year, Gasser suffered a season ending injury in the season’s second game of last year and ended up redshirting. She had one assist in the team’s season opening win over Cincinnati State to push her career total to 16. This after she was a huge contributor to the Express offense in 2011 as she finished with seven goals and 15 assists. She finished third on the team in scoring (29 points) and first in assists. She had three games in which she totaled two assists. Gasser was the team’s Coaches Award recipient.

Prior to Owens Gasser was a Second Team All-District selection her senior year and an Honorable Mention All-Northern Lakes League selection in 2009 for head coach Rick Burgin. Her greatest personal sports thrill is making the regional tournament in soccer during her sophomore and junior years. She ran track as a freshman and sophomore and participated in the BCSN All-Star game for soccer.

Personal Haley is the daughter of Tim and Mary Lou Gasser. She has a brother, Aaron, and a sister, Katie.

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MARISSA RAMIREZ

# 12 5’2” Sophomore Defender Northwood High School Northwood, OH

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The Ramirez File 2012

Ramirez was an integral part of the Express defense as a freshman as she started all 18 games, had one assist, and was named Second Team AllRegion XII following the season.

Prior to Owens Ramirez was a First Team All-League and First Team All-District selection her senior year, along with being named the team’s Coaches Award recipient. Additionally, she was named Second Team All-League as a junior and Honorable Mention All-League as a sophomore. She played for coach Monte Bandeen.

Personal Ramirez is the daughter of Jerry Ramirez and Amy Romstadt. She has four siblings - Marie, Tim, Alec and Tori.

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SAMANTHA STARKEY

# 13 5’1” Sophomore Defender Eastwood High School Bowling Green, OH

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The Starkey File 2012 Starkey saw action in 15 games as a freshman, while starting two of them.

Prior to Owens Starkey earned Second Team All-Suburban Lakes League (SLL) honors as a junior at Eastwood, where she graduated with a 3.5 GPA. She was coached by Megan Rutherford.

Personal Samantha is the daughter of Mick and Roberta Starkey. She has one brother, Wesley.

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ELIZABETH THEAKER

# 16 5’5” Sophomore Defender Maumee High School Maumee, OH

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The Theaker File 2012

Theaker started 15 games for the Express as a freshman and saw a lot of time at centerback for a team that had 10 shutouts. She had one assist on the year.

Prior to Owens Theaker was named the team’s MVP as she led Maumee to a sectional championship her senior year. The team won 16 games, which tied the school record for most in a season. During her time at Maumee, she earned First Team All-Northern Lakes League, Second Team All-Northern Lakes League, First Team All-District and Second Team All-District honors. Theaker was a three year varsity member in soccer, a two year varsity member in track and basketball, and a one year varsity member in cross country. She played for coach Steve Kikolski in soccer.

Personal

Elizabeth is the daughter of David and Barbara Theaker. She has five siblings - Stephanie, Brandon, Joshua, Caitlyn and Anthony.

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KELLY ZURVALEC

# 17 5’5” Sophomore Midfielder Oak Harbor High School Oak Harbor, OH

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The Zurvalec File 2012 Zurvalec joined the team midseason and played a reserve role. She started a couple games, as well.

Prior to Owens Zurvalec is a 2012 graduate of Oak Harbor High School, where she played the midfield position for the Rockets soccer team. She played for head coach Renee Goldstien. Academically, she was one of 54 students to receive the Outstanding Student Award.

Personal Kelly is the daughter of Frank and Jil Zurvalec. She has three sisters, Danielle, Abby and Maggie.

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KRISTINA-MARIE RUTHERFORD

# 21 5’8” Sophomore Defender Norton High School Norton, OH

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The Rutherford File 2012

Rutherford never got a chance to make an impact in 2012 as she suffered a season ending injury in the preseason. She ended up redshirting and will return to help the Express defense in 2013. As a freshman, she produced one assist for the Express.

Prior to Owens Rutherford played soccer and basketball at Norton. As a member of the soccer and basketball teams, she was named the team’s MVP her freshman and sophomore years. In soccer, she was First Team All-District her junior and senior year and Honorable Mention All-District her freshman and sophomore years. Additionally, she was named First Team All-Portage Trail Conference her senior year for co-head coaches Nate and Seth Vaill.

Personal Kristina-Marie is the daughter of Joe and Laura Rutherford. She has three brothers, Sean, Michael and Joey.

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Express Athletics Social Media

Follow the Express women’s soccer team on your computer or mobile device!

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Your primary online source for all Owens athletics news can be accessed by visiting OwensExpress.com. You can also access the desktop or mobile versions of the website from your mobile devices. Should you want more, you can visit the Express on Facebook by searching Owens Express Athletics while on the site, or you can visit us on Twitter by visiting @ owensexpress. We will post live game scores and updates most frequently on our Twitter account.

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ABBY GROLL

#2 5’0” Freshman Midfielder Clay High School Oregon, OH

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The Groll File Prior to Owens

Groll played 62 career varsity games for Clay and also was a three-year varsity letter winner. She had 11 career goals and 11 career assists. As a senior, she was Second Team All-T RAC, and she was Honorable Mention AllT RAC as a junior. Coached by Scott Wamer, Groll helped her team captured the Three Rivers Athletic Conference (T RAC) championship as a senior.

Personal Abby is the daughter of Rob and Lori Groll. She has one brother, Zach.

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KENDYL CHRISTIAN

#4 5’1” Freshman Forward Clay High School Oregon, OH

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The Christian File Prior to Owens

Christian is a four-year varsity letter winner who played 67 varsity games at Clay. She had 23 career goals and 20 career assists. As a senior, she was First Team All-T RAC, Second Team All-District and First Team AllPress/Alan Miller Jeweler’s. As a junior, she was Second Team All-T RAC, and she was Second Team NWOHSSL D-I and Second Team All-District as a sophomore. She was a three-year team captain, two time team MVP (2011, 2012), one-time Most Inspirational Player (2011) and one-time Top Offensive Player (2010). Moreover, she was a four-time team captain. Coached by Scott Wamer, Christian helped her team captured the Three Rivers Athletic Conference (T RAC) championship as a senior.

Personal Kendyl is the daughter of Greg and Jill Christian. She has one brother, Kacy, and one sister, Kylee.

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JOANNA DUDZIK

#7 5’3” Freshman Midfielder Start High School Toledo, OH

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The Dudzik File Prior to Owens Dudzik was a two-time Coaches Award winner at Start High School under the direction of head coach Shaun Hoover. She also won the team’s Senior Award as a senior, and she was a two-time team captain. Academically, she earned honors in English and Anatomy.

Personal Joanna is the daughter of James and Jamie Dudzik. She has three siblings - Jon, Jeremy and Josiah.

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MEGAN SONCRANT

# 11 5’4” Freshman Midfielder Clay High School Oregon, OH

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The Soncrant File Prior to Owens Soncrant, who plays the field and in goal, could see action at both spots for the Express. She played 45 varsity games and was a two-year varsity letter winner. As a senior, she was an Honorable Mention All-T RAC selection and won the team’s Coaches Award. Coached by Scott Wamer, Soncrant helped her team captured the Three Rivers Athletic Conference (T RAC) championship as a senior.

Personal Megan is the daughter of Keith and Carol Soncrant. She has three brothers - Brandon, Brad and Zack.

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AMBER BURNETTE

# 14 5’3” Freshman Forward Oak Harbor High School Graytown, OH

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The Burnette File Prior to Owens

Burnette was an offensive star at Oak Harbor High School under the direction of head coach Renee Goldstein. She was a four-year letter winner who scored 71 career goals. Additionally, she totaled six hat tricks, 16 assists, 675 touches/takeaways and attempted 374 shots in her career. In terms of awards, Burnette was Second Team All-Sandusky Bay Conference (SBC) and Second Team All-District as a senior. During her junior year, she was Honorable Mention All-SBC and Honorable Mention All-District. She was also Honorable Mention All-SBC as a sophomore. Her team was a four-time SBC champion, three-time sectional champion and a two-time district runner-up. She helped her team capture 48 straight league wins at one point during her career.

Personal Amber is the daughter of Chris and Racheal Losie. She has two brothers, Andy and Adam.

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LACEE ORTMAN

# 18 5’7” Freshman Defender Southview High School Sylvania, OH

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The Ortman File Prior to Owens

Ortman was a four-year varsity award winner at Southview. She played under the tutelage of Amy Knepper.

Personal Lacee is the daughter of Steve and Sheila Ortman. She has three sisters Chandler, McKenzie and Chase.

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KAYLA LEHMANN

# 19 5’4” Freshman Defender Bedford High School Temperance, MI

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The Lehmann File Prior to Owens

Lehmann was named First Team All-Southeastern Conference (SEC), First Team All-District, and Monroe News First Team All-Region as a senior. Her team finished 9-7-2 overall and advanced to the district semifinals. During the season, she played in all 18 matches, recorded three goals, three assists and one game-winning assist. As a junior, she was Honorable Mention All-SEC while playing in 22 of 23 matches. She recorded two goals and one assist while helping the team finish 12-9-2. She sat out her sophomore year due to an injury, but her team finished 15-6-1. She served as the team manager while the team had their best record in program history and recorded the first two state playoff victories in program history. Lehmann was a four-year varsity starter at Bedford..

Personal Kayla is the daughter of David and Robin Lehmann. She has two siblings, Brooke and Taylor.

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BRITTANY POWELL

#20 5’6” Freshman Forward Onsted High School Onsted, MI

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The Powell File Prior to Owens Powell was a three-sports athlete at Onsted High School. In soccer, she was a member of seven indoor and outdoor travel soccer championship teams with Real FC from 2006-12. Her high school soccer coach was Sally Skeels. In track, she was an All-Michigan selection in 2010-11 and 2011-12 and a member of the 2010-11 state championship team in the 4 x 400 meter relay. She was also part of the 4 x 800 meter relay team that finished sixth the same year. Additionally, she was a member of the very successful Onsted girls basketball team. The program won back-to-back Lenawee County Athletic Association (LCAA) league championships.

Personal Brittany is the daughter of Brent and Robene Powell.

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RECORD BOOK All-Time Roster

Year-By-Year History Year

Overall Record

Region XII Record

Region XII Finish

Region Tourney Finish

NJCAA Tourney Finish

2011 2012

12-8 13-2-3

5-5 10-0-2

4th 1st

Semifinals Semifinals

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Totals

25-10-3

15-5-2

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Coaching History Coach

Tenure

Overall W-L

Region XII W-L

Region XII Tourney Appearances

NJCAA Tourney Appearances

Mary Whisler

2011-present

25-10-3

15-5-2

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Totals

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25-10-3

15-5-2

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Team Awards 2012-13 MVP: Jill Burkholder Coaches Award: Marissa Ramirez 2011-12 Offensive MVP: Marissa Szabo Defensive MVP: Shelby Ramirez Most Improved Player: Shara Williams Coaches Award: Haley Gasser

Overtime History Oct. 3, 2012 - T vs Schoolcraft College 0-0 (2 OT) Sept. 15, 2012 - T vs Jackson CC 1-1 (2 OT) Oct. 14, 2011 - L 1-0 to No. 15 Lewis and Clark CC (Ill.) in OT Oct. 22, 2011 - L 2-1 to Delta College in 2 OT

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All-Region XII 2012-13: Kendra Eitniear, First Team 2012-13: Jill Burkholder, First Team 2012-13: Marissa Ramirez, Second Team 2012-13: Drew Plummer, Second Team 2011-12: Marissa Szabo, First Team 2011-12: Kendra Eitniear, Second Team 2011-12: Alyvia Lieber, Second Team

All-Region XII Tournament Team 2012-13: Jill Burkholder 2012-13: Jaime Sesock

NJCAA D-I All-American 2012-13: Kendra Eitniear (Honorable Mention)

Name

Years Played

Almester, Aleha Avers, Taylor Brinkman, Erika Burkholder, Jill Charniga, Chelsea Eitniear, Kendra Gasser, Haley Gregory, Melanie Grindle, Jessica Kastel, Shauna Kreger, Haley Lankey, Erika Lieber, Alyvia Plummer, Drew Preble, Tara Ramirez, Marissa Ramirez, Shelby Redinger, Tayler Roumaya, Amanda Ruiz, Sara Rutherford, Kristina-Marie Sesock, Jaime Starkey, Samantha Szabo, Marissa Theaker, Elizabeth Weaver, Sarah Williams, Shara Wright, Malaysia Zurvalec, Kelly

2011 2012-present 2012-present 2012-present 2011 2011-12 2011-present 2012 2012-present 2011 2012-present 2011 2011 2012 2012-present 2012-present 2011 2012 2011 2011 2011-present 2011-12 2012-present 2011 2012-present 2011-12 2011 2011 2012-present

Postseason History Game By Game 2011 Reg. XII Tourney Semifinals: Lost to Schoolcraft College 2-1 2012 Reg. XII Tourney Semifinals: Lost to Muskegon CC 1-0

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OWENS EXPRESS WOMEN’S SOCCER Individual - Game Goals Kendra Eitniear - 6 vs Mercyhurst North East, Aug. 28, 2011 Kendra Eitniear - 4 vs Lorain County CC, Sept. 7, 2011 Marissa Szabo - 3 vs Mercyhurst North East, Aug. 28, 2011 Marissa Szabo - 3 vs Lorain County CC, Sept. 7, 2011 Alyvia Lieber - 3 vs Kellogg CC, Oct. 5, 2011 Jaime Sesock - 3 vs Lorain County CC, Sept. 7, 2011 Marissa Szabo - 3 vs Lorain County CC, Oct. 12, 2011 Sarah Weaver - 2 vs Kellogg, Sept. 4, 2011 Marissa Szabo - 2 vs Kellogg, Sept. 4, 2011 Amanda Roumaya - 2 vs Kellogg, Sept. 4, 2011 Marissa Szabo - 2 vs Mercyhurst North East, Sept. 24, 2011 Alyvia Lieber - 2 vs Mercyhurst North East, Sept. 24, 2011 Marissa Szabo - 2 vs Ohio Northern University Club, Oct. 2, 2011 Kendra Eitniear - 2 vs Kellogg CC, Oct. 5, 2011 Marissa Szabo - 2 vs Kellogg CC, Oct. 5, 2011 Marissa Szabo - 2 vs Indiana Tech JV, Oct. 9, 2011 Alyvia Lieber - 2 vs Lorain County CC, Oct. 12, 2011 Marissa Szabo - 2 vs Cincinnati State CC, Oct. 23, 2011

Assists Drew Plummer - 3 vs Kellogg CC, Oct. 13, 2012 Jill Burkholder - 3 vs Mercyhurst NE CC, Sept. 2, 2012 Marissa Szabo - 3 vs Lorain County CC, Sept. 7, 2011 Alyvia Lieber - 3 vs Lorain County CC, Sept. 7, 2011 Amanda Roumaya - 3 vs Kellogg CC, Oct. 5, 2011 Kendra Eitniear - 3 vs Lorain County CC, Oct. 12, 2011 Haley Gasser - 2 vs Mercyhurst North East, Aug. 28, 2011 Jaime Sesock - 2 vs Mercyhurst North East, Aug. 28, 2011 Kendra Eitniear - 2 vs Kellogg CC, Sept. 4, 2011 Alyvia Lieber - 2 vs Kellogg CC, Sept. 4, 2011 Jaime Sesock - 2 vs Kellogg CC, Sept. 4, 2011 Haley Gasser - 2 vs Lorain County CC, Sept. 7, 2011 Haley Gasser - 2 vs Kellogg CC, Oct. 5, 2011 Sarah Weaver - 2 vs Indiana Tech JV, Oct. 9, 2011

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Marissa Szabo

Shara Williams

Points Kendra Eitniear - 12 points vs Mercyhurst North East, Aug. 28, 2011 Marissa Szabo - 9 points vs Lorain County CC, Sept. 7, 2011 Kendra Eitniear - 8 points vs Lorain County CC, Sept. 7, 2011 Marissa Szabo - 6 points vs Mercyhurst North East, Aug. 28, 2011 Jaime Sesock - 6 points vs Lorain County CC, Sept. 7, 2011 Alyvia Lieber - 6 points vs Kellogg CC, Oct. 5, 2011 Marissa Szabo - 6 points vs Lorain County CC, Oct. 12, 2011

Goalie Saves Shara Williams - 13 vs Delta Community College, Oct. 22, 2011 Erika Brinkman - 12 vs Monroe Community College, Sept. 1, 2012 Shara Williams - 11 vs Lewis and Clark Community College, Oct. 14, 2011 Shara Williams - 10 vs Schoolcraft College, Sept. 14, 2011 Shara Williams - 9 vs Schoolcraft College, Oct. 16, 2011 Shara Williams - 8 vs Schoolcraft College, Oct. 29, 2011

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Jill Burkholder - 25 points, 2012 Drew Plummer - 17 points, 2012 Jessica Grindle - 15 points, 2012 Jaime Sesock - 12 points, 2012 Sarah Weaver - 12 points, 2012 Jaime Sesock - 12 points, 2011 Sarah Weaver - 12 points, 2011 Amanda Roumaya - 10 points, 2011

Goals Marissa Szabo - 25, 2011 Kendra Eitniear - 21, 2011 Kendra Eitniear - 11, 2012 Alyvia Lieber - 10, 2011 Jill Burkholder - 8, 2012 Haley Gasser - 7, 2011 Jessica Grindle - 6, 2012 Sarah Weaver - 6, 2012 Drew Plummer - 5, 2012 Jaime Sesock - 4, 2011 Sarah Weaver - 3, 2011 Amanda Roumaya - 3, 2011

Shutouts Erika Brinkman - 11, 2012 Shara Williams - 6, 2011

Goalie Saves Jaime Sesock

Assists Haley Gasser - 15, 2011 Jill Burkholder - 9, 2012 Alyvia Lieber - 9, 2011 Kendra Eitniear - 8, 2011 Drew Plummer - 7, 2012 Jaime Sesock - 6, 2012 Sarah Weaver - 6, 2011 Jaime Sesock - 4, 2011 Marissa Szabo - 4, 2011 Amanda Roumaya - 4, 2011

Shara Williams - 103, 2011 Erika Brinkman - 73, 2012 Jaime Sesock - 2, 2011

Goals Allowed Erika Brinkman - 11, 2012 Shara Williams - 29, 2011

Points

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Marissa Szabo - 54 points, 2011 Kendra Eitniear - 50 points, 2011 Haley Gasser - 29 points, 2011 Alyvia Lieber - 29 points, 2011 Kendra Eitniear - 26 points, 2012

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Goals Allowed Erika Brinkman - 11, 2012-present Shara Williams - 29, 2011

Kendra Eitniear - 32, 2011-12 Marissa Szabo - 25, 2011 Alyvia Lieber - 10, 2011 Haley Gasser - 7, 2011 Jaime Sesock - 4, 2011 Sarah Weaver - 3, 2011 Amanda Roumaya - 3, 2011

Points Kendra Eitniear - 76 points, 2011-12 Marissa Szabo - 54 points, 2011 Haley Gasser - 30 points, 2011-present Alyvia Lieber - 29 points, 2011 Jaime Sesock - 12 points, 2011 Sarah Weaver - 12 points, 2011 Amanda Roumaya - 10 points, 2011

Goalie Saves Shara Williams - 103, 2011 Erika Brinkman - 73, 2012-present

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31 vs Kellogg CC, Sept. 4, 2011 30 vs Lorain County CC, Sept. 7, 2011 27 vs Mercyhurst North East, Aug. 28, 2011 16 vs Indiana Tech JV, Sept. 28, 2012

Team - Season Goals 75, 2011 44, 2012

Assists Haley Gasser - 16, 2011-present Kendra Eitniear - 12, 2011-12 Jaime Sesock - 10, 2011-12 Jill Burkholder - 9, 2012-present Alyvia Lieber - 9, 2011 Sarah Weaver - 6, 2011-12 Marissa Szabo - 4, 2011 Amanda Roumaya - 4, 2011

Points

Team - Game Goals 11 vs Lorain County CC, Sept. 7, 2011 10 vs Mercyhurst North East, Aug. 28, 2011 10 vs Kellogg CC, Sept. 4, 2011 7 vs Kellogg CC, Oct. 5, 2011 7 vs Lorain County CC, Oct. 12, 2011 6 vs Indiana Tech JV, Sept. 28, 2012 6 vs Ohio Northern University Club, Oct. 2, 2011 5 vs Mercyhurst North East, Sept. 24, 2011 5 vs Indiana Tech JV, Oct. 9, 2011

Assists 61, 2011 34, 2012

Points 211, 2011 122, 2012

Assists 11 vs Kellogg CC, Sept. 4, 2011 8 vs Lorain County CC, Sept. 7, 2011 7 vs Mercyhurst North East, Aug. 28, 2011 7 vs Kellogg CC, Oct. 5, 2011

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