Page 34

The men’s soccer team, coached by Keith Harmon, looks to bounce back from a disappointing 7-11 2008 season, with seven losses coming by one goal. Senior forward Luis Rodriguez looks to anchor the team’s offense, after leading the PAC in scoring in each of the past two seasons, including a 15-goal, twoassist output in 2008. He enters the 2009 season fifth all-time in program history in career goals scored, and should quickly ascend up the list over the course of the season.

Ben Fecik strikes for the Bearcat soccer team (above) while Diana Petrovich spikes for the Lady Bearcat volleyball team (right).

32

The twin brother tandem of seniors Matt Fecik and Ben Fecik is also back for Harmon after each was named AllConference in 2008. Matt is expected to be an anchor on the team’s defense, while Ben looks to team with Rodriguez to give the team a solid one-two goal scoring punch on offense. Head coach Becky Stewart’s women’s soccer team returns seven starters from last season, and the Lady Bearcats hope to improve upon its 7-9-3 record in 2008. Senior co-captains Alex Shasko and Ashley Bartko—both three-year

s a in t v in c en t q u a rterl y

starters—are two of the key players for the Lady Bearcats. Shasko, a midfielder, is a three-time all-conference selection, while Bartko, known for her intense, physical brand of play has anchored the defense throughout her career. Junior Leanna Seminsky is the team’s leading returning scorer, as she scored seven goals in 2008, while another junior, Michelle Stepien, has seen her role continually increase on offense throughout her career, and will be looked upon as another goalscoring threat for the Lady Bearcats. Sophomore Logan Gamelier, who played every minute of every game as a freshman, will team with Bartko on defense, while Kirstie Mills, another sophomore, returns in goal, after placing in the top five in the PAC in 2008 in saves and save percentage. The Lady Bearcat volleyball team, coached by Sue Hozak, looks to continue its winning tradition in 2009, as the team went 25-7 last season, and has amassed a record of 125-36 over the past five seasons. All but two starters return from last year, led by allconference outside hitter Diana Petrovich. The 6-1 junior finished among conference leaders in both kills and blocks, and led the Lady Bearcats in kills in 23 of their 32 matches in 2008. Rejoining Petrovich on the front line will be junior Rachel Pace and sophomores Taylor Guido, Dawn Timko, and Natalie Hozak. Pace and Guido started all 32 matches last season, while Hozak returns after a knee injury cost her the entire 2008 campaign. As a

Fall 2009  

Embracing Diversity

Fall 2009  

Embracing Diversity

Advertisement