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TABLE OF CONTENTS SOCCER MEDIA GUIDE The OU soccer guide has been voted among the nation’s best in recent years by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), including fifth place nationally and second in District VI each of the last two years. The guide was voted sixth in the nation in 2007 (second in District VI), 11th best in the country in 2006 (third in District VI) and third best in 2004 (first in District VI). CREDITS The 2010 OU Soccer Media Guide is a production of the OU Athletics Communications Office and was created using Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop. The guide was written, designed and edited by Craig Moran, Assistant Director of Athletics Communications, with assistance from student intern Ben Coldagelli. Cover design by Scott Matthews, Director of Graphic Design. PHOTOGRAPHS Photos supplied by Steve Alexander, Candid Color Photography, Kevin Cox, Lisa Hall, Simon Hurst, Jerry Laizure, Jackson Laizure, Craig Moran, Norman Convention & Visitors Bureau, Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau, Oklahoma City Thunder, Ty Russell, Shevaun Williams and University of Oklahoma Athletics Communications files.

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2010 PREVIEW Roster....................................................................... 2 Schedule.................................................................. 3 Quick Facts and Team Information........................... 4 Season Preview........................................................ 6 Opponent Information..............................................8 Media Information................................................. 10 Big 12 Conference...................................................11 SOONER STAFF Head Coach Nicole Nelson...................................... 14 Associate Head Coach George Van Linder............... 18 Assistant Coach Trae Manny................................... 19 Soccer Support Staff................................................20 University President David Boren............................22 VP/Director of Athletics Joe Castiglione...................23 OU Soccer Camps.....................................................24 SoonerSports.com...................................................25 THE SOONERS Kelsey Devonshire...................................................28 Lisa Jett...................................................................29 Brianna Turang........................................................30 Tiana Dickson..........................................................31 Lauren Alkek...........................................................32 Jordan White...........................................................33 Whitney Palmer......................................................34 Dria Hampton.........................................................35 Sage Coralli.............................................................36 Kali Fournier............................................................37 Michelle Alexander.................................................38 Olivia Staff..............................................................39 Jessica Johnson.......................................................40 Kelsey Kraft.............................................................41 Danielle Digeralamo...............................................42 Katharine Nutman..................................................43 Newcomers.............................................................44

2009 REVIEW Highlights...............................................................50 Results and Statistics............................................. 52 OU in the Big 12..................................................... 53 Game Recaps......................................................... 54 SOONER HISTORY Team Year-by-Year Statistics...................................60 Program Time Line..................................................61 Year-by-Year Leaders............................................. 62 Year-by-Year Results.............................................. 63 Team Records......................................................... 66 Individual Records.................................................. 68 Player Honors..........................................................70 Academic Honors....................................................71 All-Time Series Records...........................................72 Letterwinners........................................................ 76 THE UNIVERSITY Campus Experience.................................................80 Academics...............................................................82 Athletics Excellence.................................................84 Tradition and Spirit.................................................86 Community Service.................................................88 Strength and Medicine............................................90 Facilities..................................................................92 OU Soccer Complex..................................................94 Booster Club............................................................96 Norman, Oklahoma City and Tulsa...........................98 Team photo...........................................................100

*Player bios listed in order by jersey numbers*

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No. 00 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 23 24 25 26 27

Name Devan Glover Kelsey Devonshire Lisa Jett Carrie Whigham Brianna Turang Caitlin Mooney Tiana Dickson Lauren Alkek Jordan White Whitney Palmer Dria Hampton Sage Coralli Kali Fournier Michelle Alexander Olivia Staff Emily Reid Jessica Johnson Kelsey Kraft Samantha Howell Carley Yates Danielle Digeralamo Annalisa Hall Amy Petrikin Katharine Nutman Molly Richey Zoe Dickson Bailey Boulware Kathryn Watson

Position GK GK GK D D F MF F F F MF F D MF/F D/MF/F F/MF F/MF/D D/F MF D/MF MF/D F/D F D D/MF F/MF F MF/D

Height 6-0 5-7 5-11 5-7 5-6 5-5 5-9 5-4 5-5 5-5 5-6 5-8 5-8 5-6 5-10 5-7 5-11 5-11 5-6 5-9 5-7 5-9 5-5 5-7 5-4 5-6 5-6 5-8

Year Fr. So. RS-Jr. Fr. So. So. Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr. So. RS-Jr. So. Jr. So. Fr. So. Jr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr.

Hometown (last school) Club Amarillo, Texas (Amarillo H.S.) Amarillo High Plains Drifters North Richland Hills, Texas (Richland Senior H.S.) Polaris College Station, Texas (UCLA) TSC Challenge Ahwatukee-Foothills, Ariz. (Desert Vista H.S.) White Sereno S.C. Corona, Calif. (Santiago H.S.) Slammers F.C. Edmond, Okla. (Maryland) Dallas Texans Orange, Calif. (El Modena H.S.) Slammers F.C. Victoria, Texas (Memorial H.S.) Eclipse Black Chandler, Ariz. (Basha H.S.) Sereno S.C. Plano, Texas (Plano East H.S.) Dallas Texans Piedmont, Okla. (Piedmont H.S.) Edmond S.C. Dallas, Texas (Pepperdine) Dallas Texans Huntington Beach, Calif. (Mater Dei H.S.) Slammers FC Sugarland, Texas (Clements H.S.) Eclipse Black Scottsdale, Ariz. (Pinnacle H.S.) S.C. Del Sol Eagles McKinney, Texas (McKinney Boyd H.S.) Sting F.C. DeSoto, Texas (DeSoto H.S.) Solar S.C. Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif. (R.S.M. Catholic H.S.) Slammers F.C. Colleyville, Texas (Colleyville Heritage H.S.) Sting/Dallas Texans Edmond, Okla. (Edmond North H.S.) Hurricane F.C. Orange, Calif. (Orange Lutheran H.S.) Slammers F.C. Friendswood, Texas (Friendswood H.S.) Challenge F.C. Tulsa, Okla. (Bishop Kelley H.S.) Hurricane F.C. Southend, England (Southend H.S.) Colchester United Tyler, Texas (Bishop T.K. Gorman H.S.) Sting F.C. Orange, Calif. (Modena H.S.) Slammers F.C. Mustang, Okla. (Mustang H.S.) Hurricane F.C. Richardson, Texas (J.J. Pierce H.S.) Sting F.C.

COACHING STAFF EXPERIENCE - ALMA MATER Nicole Nelson, Head Coach Third season - Oklahoma City University, ‘97 George Van Linder, Associate Head Coach First season - Western Michigan University, ‘90 Manny Trae, Assistant Coach First season - University of Louisville, ‘07

ALPHABETICAL 12 Alexander, Michelle** 6 Alkek, Lauren*** 26 Boulware, Bailey 10 Coralli, Sage** 0 Devonshire, Kelsey* 5 Dickson, Tiana*** 25 Dickson, Zoe

19 11 00 20 9 17 1 15

Digeralamo, Danielle** Fournier, Kali* Glover, Devan Hall, Annalisa Hampton, Dria* Howell, Samantha Jett, Lisa** Johnson, Jessica*

PRONUNCIATION GUIDE Lauren ALKEK...................................ALL-keck Sage CORALLI...................................Ker-AL-ee TIANA Dickson..................................Tee-ON-uh Danielle DIGERALAMO......................DEE-ger-all-uh-mo Kali FOURNIER..................................FOR-nee-uh Brianna TURANG..............................TUH-rang Bailey BOULWARE............................BOOL-wear Amy Petrikin....................................PEH-trih-kin Carrie WHIGHAM..............................WHIG-em 2 - 2010 SOCCER MEDIA GUIDE

16 4 23 8 21 14 24 13

Kraft, Kelsey** Mooney, Caitlin Nutman, Katharine* Palmer, Whitney*** Petrikin, Amy Reid, Emily Richey, Molly Staff, Olivia*

BY STATE Texas................................................13 California..........................................6 Oklahoma........................................6 Arizona.............................................3

3 27 2 7 18

Turang, Brianna* Watson, Kathryn Whigham, Carrie White, Jordan** Yates, Carley

* Letter earned

BY CLASS Seniors.............................................3 Juniors.............................................6 Sophomores.....................................8 Freshmen.........................................11


Day Date OPPONENT Friday Aug. 13 NORTHERN COLORADO (EXHIBITION) Friday Aug. 20 @ Oklahoma State Friday Aug. 27 @ Tulsa Sunday Aug. 29 STEPHEN F. AUSTIN Sunday Sept. 5 COLORADO COLLEGE Friday Sept. 10 @ Missouri State Sunday Sept. 12 RICE Friday Sept. 17 @ USC Sunday Sept. 19 @ Cal Santa Barbara Friday Sept. 24 TEXAS TECH * Sunday Sept. 26 BAYLOR * Friday Oct. 1 @ Iowa State * Sunday Oct. 3 @ Missouri * Friday Oct. 8 FRANCIS MARION Sunday Oct. 10 @ Kansas * Thursday Oct. 14 NEBRASKA * Sunday Oct. 17 COLORADO * Friday Oct. 22 @ Texas A&M * Sunday Oct. 24 @ Texas * Friday Oct. 29 OKLAHOMA STATE * 2010 Big 12 Championship Wednesday Nov. 3 First Round Friday Nov. 5 Semifinals Sunday Nov. 7 Championship 2010 NCAA Tournament Friday-Sunday Nov. 12-14 First Round/Second Round Friday-Sunday Nov. 19-21 Third Round Friday-Sunday Nov. 26-28 Quarterfinals Friday Dec. 3 Semifinals Sunday Dec. 5 Championship

LOCATION NORMAN Stillwater, Okla. Tulsa, Okla. NORMAN NORMAN Springfield, Mo. NORMAN Los Angeles, Calif. Santa Barbara, Calif. NORMAN NORMAN Ames, Iowa Columbia, Mo. NORMAN Lawrence, Kan. NORMAN NORMAN College Station, Texas Austin, Texas NORMAN

TIME 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:35 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

San Antonio, Texas San Antonio, Texas San Antonio, Texas

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Campus Sites Campus Sites Campus Sites Cary, N.C. Cary, N.C.

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ALL CAPS indicates home game played at OU Soccer Complex | All times are listed as Central and are subject to change | * Big 12 Game

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quick facts and team information

GENERAL INFORMATION Location........................................................................................... Norman, Okla. Enrollment................................................................................................... 30,092 Founded......................................................................................................... 1890 President.......................................................................................... David L. Boren VP/Athletics Director....................................................................... Joe Castiglione Sport Administrator....................................................................... Brandon Martin Nickname................................................................................................... Sooners Colors.......................................................................................... Crimson & Cream Conference................................................................................................... Big 12

COACHING STAFF Head Coach - year....................................................... Nicole Nelson - third season Alma Mater............................................................ Oklahoma City University, 1997 Record at OU.............................................................................................. 10-25-3 Career Record........................................................................................... 43-44-12 Soccer Office Phone........................................................................ (405) 325-8296 Soccer Office Fax............................................................................. (405) 325-7632

PROGRAM HISTORY First Year of Soccer........................................................................................... 1996 OU’s All-Time Record.............................................................................. 99-140-19 All-Time Big 12 Record............................................................................. 38-87-11 All-Time Non-Conference Record............................................................... 61-53-8 All-Time Home Record............................................................................. 65-46-11 All-Time Road Record................................................................................. 30-82-6 All-Time Neutral Record............................................................................... 4-12-2 Big 12 Tournament Appearances........................................................................... 5 NCAA Tournament Appearances (last)........................................................1 (2003)

Trae Manny, Assistant Coach.................................................................First season .....................................................................................University of Louisville, ‘07

STADIUM INFORMATION Stadium........................................................ John Crain Field - OU Soccer Complex Capacity........................................................................................................ 3,500 Surface............................................................................................................Grass Press Box Phone............................................................................. (405) 325-3269

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George Van Linder, Associate Head Coach.............................................First season ........................................................................... Western Michigan University, ‘90

TEAM INFORMATION 2009 Overall Record.......................................................................... 7-10-2 (.395) Big 12 Record...................................................................................... 2-7-1 (.250) Big 12 Finish.................................................................................................. 10th Record-Home..................................................................................... 6-4-1 (.591) Record-Away...................................................................................... 1-6-1 (.188) Record-Neutral.............................................................................................. 0-0-0 Letterwinners Returning/Lost.........................................................................16/5 Starters Returning/Lost...................................................................................10/1


RETURNING STATISTICS PLAYER GP-GS SHOTS G A PTS. GWG Whitney Palmer 19-19 69 15 2 32 1 Dria Hampton 19-19 52 3 4 10 1 Michelle Alexander 17-16 12 2 3 7 0 Kelsey Kraft 11-8 36 2 1 5 2 Jordan White 19-19 35 1 1 3 1 Katharine Nutman 15-14 8 1 0 2 0 Brianna Turang 19-13 3 0 2 2 0 Kali Fournier 13-3 1 0 0 0 0 Danielle Digeralamo 3-0 0 0 0 0 0 Olivia Staff 16-8 4 0 0 0 0 Lauren Alkek 18-18 16 0 0 0 0 Tiana Dickson 19-19 6 0 0 0 0 Sage Coralli 1-1 0 0 0 0 0 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------TOTALS 20 242 24 13 61 5 GOALKEEPER GP-GS MIN. SV GA GAA SHO W-L-T Kelsey Devonshire 19-19 1760:27 105 34 1.74 6 7-10-2 TEAM 19 0 6 0 0.00 0 0-0-0 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------TOTALS 19 1760:27 111 34 1.74 6 7-10-2

PLAYER Bailey Boulware Zoe Dickson Devan Glover Annalisa Hall Samantha Howell Caitlin Mooney Amy Petrikin Emily Reid Molly Richey Kathryn Watson Carrie Whigham Carley Yates

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

2010 NEWCOMERS YEAR HOMETOWN (PREV. SCHOOL) Fr. Mustang, Okla. (Mustang H.S.) Fr. Orange, Calif. (Modena H.S.) Fr. Amarillo, Texas (Amarillo H.S.) Fr. Friendswood, Texas (Friendswood H.S.) Fr. Colleyville, Texas (Colleyville Heritage H.S.) So. Edmond, Okla. (Maryland) Fr. Tulsa, Okla. (Bishop Kelley H.S.) Fr. McKinney, Texas (McKinney Boyd H.S.) Fr. Tyler, Texas (Bishop T.K. Gorman H.S.) Fr. Richardson, Texas (J.J. Pierce H.S.) Fr. Ahwatukee-Foothills, Ariz. (Desert Vista H.S.) Fr. Edmond, Okla. (Edmond North H.S.)

BY THE NUMBERS

In 2010, the Sooners return, on average, 93 perce nt of its contributions from the previous season. Below is a breakdown of statis tics returning and lost from the 2009 season:

STAT % LOST % RETURNING Goals 4 96 Assists 12 88 Points 7 93 Shots 10 90 Shots on goal 9 91 Game-winning goals 17 83 -------------------------------------------------------------------Saves 0 100 Shutouts 0 100

* Kelsey Devonshire played all 1,760 minu

tes in goal last season.

OU returns its top three scorers from 2009 in Dria Hampton (far left), Michelle Alexander (middle) and Wh itney Palmer (far right). They combined for 49 of the 68 points last season (72 perc ent).

Palmer ranked No. 12 nat ionally and set the OU single season reco rd with 15 goals in 2009. She is five short of tying the program’s career total.

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CHAMPIONSHIP ASPIRATIONS Sooners have high expectations for 2010 campaign

The Oklahoma Sooners enter year number three in the current regime and the coaching staff, led by head coach Nicole Nelson, has plenty of reasons to smile as the campaign gets underway. While the Sooners return 10 starters and 16 letterwinners, they also signed the largest recruiting class in program history, filled with talent ready to contribute immediately. The additions of freshman Zoe Dickson, sophomore Caitlin Mooney and freshman Carrie Whigham gives OU six players with national team experience on the 2010 roster. Sophomore Dria Hampton and senior Whitney Palmer (U.S.) and Katharine Nutman (England) complete the list. The experience starts with three seniors that have started together each of the past three seasons. Palmer, the only Sooner to lead a team in scoring outright in three straight seasons, is the offensive highlight of the group at the forward position. Lauren Alkek on defense and Tiana Dickson in the defensive midfield will help lead the Sooners’ backline that shut out six teams in 2009 with sophomore goalkeeper Kelsey Devonshire.

A year after campaign, OU tive season. translate into

doubling the win total from the previous returns 10 starters for the second consecuThe Sooners believe that experience will the program’s first champi onship.

“This team has the potential to have a lot of success on the field ... I believe this group is capable of winning a Big 12 Championship,” Coach Nelson. In 2010, the Sooners are not focused on potential records or past results, but championships. “I try not to focus on records,” said Nelson. “At the beginning of every season our goal is to be better than the year before with aspirations of winning championships, I believe this group is capable of winning a Big 12 Championship.” “I feel very good about the combination of talent, experience and chemistry with this group. This team has the potential to have a lot of success on the field, and that includes competing in the NCAA tournament.”

“We are very excited to have the balance we do from our freshman to senior class,” said Nelson. “The newcomers are competitive and many have experience playing at a high level. The returners have done a tremendous job reaching out to this incoming class and developing a chemistry that is very good early in the year.”

To obtain that goal, the Sooners will battle through a 19-game slate that features nine contests at the OU Soccer Complex, one of the premier collegiate soccer facilities in the nation.

In 2009, OU started strong out of the gates with four straight wins and after a monumental win over Texas A&M, a program first, the Sooners stood at 6-4-1. Unfortunately, injuries suffered to Sage Coralli (ACL), Michelle Alexander (concussion) and Kelsey Kraft (ACL), took their toll late in the season and OU posted a 1-6-1 mark over the final eight games.

Overall, Oklahoma will play five games (four on the road) against teams that advanced to last year’s NCAA Tournament, including two contests against Oklahoma State, a team that advanced to the second round. The Bedlam Series will highlight the opening weekend on Aug. 20 with the first regular season non-conference meeting between the two.

“Last year before the injuries, we looked pretty good and I thought we were right in the mix,” added Nelson. “Ultimately, we lacked the depth needed to finish strong. We are happy to have everyone back healthy this year and have the depth necessary to keep everyone fresh on the field.” While the program has progressed on and off the field in the last two years, OU looks to take the next step in 2010 and build a championship tradition by returning to the postseason. The Sooners last postseason appearance was in 2006, a first round loss in the Big 12 Championship. OU’s only showing in the NCAA tourney came in 2003. 6 - 2010 SOCCER MEDIA GUIDE

“I think the Bedlam rivalry is one of the most exciting rivalries in college sports,” said Nelson. “The additional game should continue to grow the fan base for our universities and our sport.“ OU will also face USC (first round), Santa Barbara (first round) and Texas A&M (Sweet 16), all NCAA participants a year ago. In addition, OU faces five other squads that rattled off 10 or more wins a year ago. “We feel like the opponents we face in the non-conference segment will be beneficial, not only from an RPI standpoint, but also in terms of preparing us for the always grueling conference season,” said Nelson.


GOALKEEPERS Key Returner: Kelsey Devonshire (So.) - As a true freshman, Devonshire played every minute in goal for OU and recorded six shutouts. She is physical, has a calming presence, and is expected to be more of a vocal leader in 2010. Nelson on keepers: “Kelsey had a great freshman year and has matured immensely. She looks more comfortable on that back line and is communicating more. She has all the tools needed to be successful at the position. I’ve always said a good goalkeeper has to have a fearless mentality, exceptional confidence, be good with their feet, and obviously have good shot-stopping ability. In addition to all that potential, she also has the best reaction skills I’ve ever coached.” DEFENSE Key Returner (s): Michelle Alexander (Jr.), Lauren Alkek (Sr.) & Katharine Nutman (So.) - The trio provides OU with solid experience and leadership as Alexander and Alkek have two years starting at the position. Nutman, a late addition and member of England’s U-18 team, stepped in immediately last year and strengthened the back line. Key Newcomer: Carrie Whigham (Fr.) - The talented defender has been a member of the U.S. National Team since age 15 and recently captained the U-18 squad in Spain. Whigham has one of the deepest pedigrees of any soccer recruit in OU history. She will solidify an already experienced line. Nelson on defense: "One key for us this year on defense is that we return experience and have a freshman that has played at a very high level. The organization of our back line will be much better than last year in that we have two center backs that have played for their national teams. The defenders will have to be good one-versus-one and have a sound tactical understanding of the game. They will play major role in our style of play where attacking possession will be the focus.” MIDFIELD Key Returner (s): Tiana Dickson (Sr.), Dria Hampton (So.) & Jordan White (Jr.) - Another experienced group of player that features a combined 57 starts from last season, in addition to 13 points. Their ability to maintain possession will be key in 2010. Key Newcomer : Zoe Dickson (Fr.) - The youngest of three sisters to star in Crimson and Cream, Zoe joins sister Tiana in the midfield. Dickson’s oldest sister, Norelle, was a softball All-American in 2007. Zoe has participated in the U-15 and U-16 camps with the U.S National team. Nelson on midfield: “A midfielder has to have the ability to quickly transition from defense to offense and read what the game gives them. The players mentioned understand that we are a possession-oriented team. We return significant experience in the midfield with Dria leading that group. She has a tactical knowledge that is unique for a player her age and is surrounded by players in the midfield that have played at a high level. We have attackers that are a threat from both a play-making and scoring perspective. ” FORWARDS Key Returner (s): Sage Coralli (Jr.), Kelsey Kraft (Jr.)& Whitney Palmer (Sr.) - All three players give OU a balance at the forward position with speed, power and height. Palmer, an All-Big 12 preseason honoree, proved to be one of the best finishers in the nation last season. Key Newcomer: Caitlin Mooney (So .) - A transfer from Maryland with national team experience, Mooney was one of the state of Oklahoma’s top recruits in 2009. She gives OU an exciting duo to watch up top with Palmer.

Junior Kelsey Kraft (above) missed the final eight games of 200 9 with a torn ACL. Her intensity and five points (two goals and one assist) retu rn this season

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Nelson on forwards: "Our attack is going to be a lot more balanced, specifically with our forwards. We have balance in that we have speed to get behind defenses, the ability to play make and the ability to hold the ball. We expect Caitlin to add a unique sophistication to our attack. This combination, if executed well, is hard for an opponent to defend.“ SOONERSPORTS.COM - 7


2010 SEASON PREVIEW opponent information

OKLAHOMA STATE COWGIRLS Date: Aug. 20, 2010 Location: Stillwater, Okla. Series Record: OSU, 12-2-1 Last Meeting: Oct. 23, 2009 (OSU, 3-0)

TULSA GOLDEN HURRICANE Date: Aug. 27, 2010 Location: Tulsa, Okla. Series Record: OU, 6-2 Last Meeting: Aug. 30, 2009 (OU, 3-1)

STEPHEN F. AUSTIN LADYJACKS Date: Aug. 29, 2010 Location: Norman, Okla. Series Record: Tied 1-1 Last Meeting: Sept. 10, 2006 (OU, 3-0)

COLORADO COLLEGE TIGERS Date: Sept. 05, 2010 Location: Norman, Okla. Series Record: CC, 2-0 Last Meeting: Aug. 22, 2008 (CC, 3-1)

MISSOURI STATE BEARS Date: Sept. 10, 2010 Location: Springfield, Mo. Series Record: OU, 3-0 Last Meeting: Aug. 21, 2009 (OU, 3-0)

RICE OWLS Date: Sept. 12, 2010 Location: Norman, Okla. Series Record: Rice, 1-0 Last Meeting: Sept. 7, 2008 (Rice, 1-0)

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TROJANS Date: Sept. 17, 2010 Location: Los Angeles, Calif. Series Record: USC 2-0 Last Meeting: Sept. 20, 2009 (USC, 1-0)

UCSB GAUCHOS Date: Sept. 19, 2010 Location: Santa Barbara, Calif. Series Record: First meeting Last Meeting: N/A

TEXAS TECH RED RAIDERS Date: Sept. 24, 2010 Location: Norman, Okla. Series Record: Tied, 6-6-1 Last Meeting: Oct. 4, 2009 (TTU, 3-1)

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Head Coach: Colin Carmichael 2009 Record: 15-7-2 Conference Record (finish): 5-5 (5th) Starters Returning/Lost: 8/3

SID: Wade McWhorter E-mail: mcwhorter@okstate.edu Phone: (405) 744-7853 Athletics Website: www.OKState.com

Head Coach: Kyle Cussen 2009 Record: 7-10-2 Conference Record (finish): 4-7 (10th) Starters Returning/Lost: 5/6

SID: Stephanie Hall E-mail: Stephanie-Hall@uTulsa.edu Phone: (918) 631-2163 Athletics Website: www.TulsaHurricane.com

Head Coach: Tony Amato 2009 Record: 10-8-2 Conference Record (finish): 6-2-1 (3rd) Starters Returning/Lost: 10/1

SID: Brian Ross E-mail: rossbrian@sfasu.edu Phone: (936) 468-5800 Athletics Website: www.SFAjacks.com

Head Coach: Geoff Bennett 2009 Record: 12-6 Conference Record (finish): 8-2-1 (2nd) Starters Returning/Lost: 6/5

SID: Dave Moross E-mail: Dave.Moross@ColoradoCollege.edu Phone: (719) 389-6755 Athletics Website: www.CCTigers.com

Head Coach: Rob Brewer 2009 Record: 9-6-3 Conference Record (finish): 4-1-1 (2nd) Starters Returning/Lost: 5/6

SID: Tim Bohn E-mail: TBohn@MissouriState.edu Phone: (417) 836-4867 Athletics Website: www.MissouriStateBears.com

Head Coach: Chris Huston 2009 Record: 6-10-3 Conference Record (finish): 4-6-1 (tied 8th) Starters Returning/Lost: 5/6

SID: John Sullivan E-mail: jsully@rice.edu Phone: (713) 348-5636 Athletics Website: www.RiceOwls.com

Head Coach: Ali Khosroshahin 2009 Record: 12-6-3 Conference Record (finish): 4-3-2 (4th) Starters Returning/Lost: 8/3

SID: Darcy Couch E-mail: dcouch@usc.edu Phone: (213) 740-8480 Athletics Website: www.USCTrojans.com

Head Coach: Paul Stumpf 2009 Record: 9-10-3 Conference Record (finish): 5-2-1 (3rd) Starters Returning/Lost: 8/3

SID: Bill Mahoney E-mail: Bill.Mahoney@athletics.ucsb.edu Phone: (805) 893-3428 Athletics Website: USCBgauchos.com

Head Coach: Tom Stone 2009 Record: 8-8-4 Conference Record (finish): 3-4-3 (tied 7th) Starters Returning/Lost: 8/3

SID: Tammi Hoffman E-mail: Tammi.Hoffman@ttu.edu Phone: (806) 742-2770 Athletics Website: www.TexasTech.com


BAYLOR BEARS Date: Sept. 26, 2010 Location: Norman, Okla. Series Record: OU, 6-4-3 Last Meeting: Oct. 30, 2009 (T, 0-0, 2OT)

IOWA STATE CYCLONES Date: Oct. 1, 2010 Location: Ames, Iowa Series Record: Iowa, 8-4-2 Last Meeting: Oct. 9, 2009 (OU, 1-0)

MISSOURI TIGERS Date: Oct. 3, 2010 Location: Columbia, Mo Series Record: Mo 8-4-1 Last Meeting: Oct. 18, 2009 (MU, 1-0)

FRANCIS MARION PATRIOTS Date: Oct. 8, 2010 Location: Norman, Okla. Series Record: First meeting Last Meeting: N/A

KANSAS JAYHAWKS Date: Sept. 10, 2010 Location: Lawrence, Kan. Series Record: KU 9-4-1 Last Meeting: Oct. 16, 2009 (KU, 2-1)

NEBRASKA CORNHUSKERS Date: Oct. 14, 2010 Location: Norman, Okla. Series Record: NU 12-2 Last Meeting: Oct. 11, 2009 (NU, 5-2)

COLORADO BUFFALOES Date: Oct. 17, 2010 Location: Norman, Okla. Series Record: CU 9-4-1 Last Meeting: Oct. 2, 2009 (CU, 5-1)

TEXAS A&M AGGIES Date: Oct. 22, 2010 Location: College Station, Texas Series Record: A&M 14-1 Last Meeting: Sept. 25, 2009 (OU, 3-2)

TEXAS LONGHORNS Date: Oct. 24, 2010 Location: Austin, Texas Series Record: UT 8-5-1 Last Meeting: Sept. 25, 2009 (UT, 2-1)

Head Coach: Marci Jobson 2009 Record: 8-6-5 Conference Record (finish): 3-4-3 (7th) Starters Returning/Lost: 8/3

SID: Kyle Cornish E-mail: Kyle_Cornish@baylor.edu Phone: (254) 710-3065 Athletics Website: www.BaylorBears.com

Head Coach: Wendy Dillinger 2009 Record: 7-9-4 Conference Record (finish): 2-8 (11th) Starters Returning/Lost: 8/3

SID: Eric Bentzinger E-mail: ericb@iastate.edu Phone: (515) 294-5328 Athletics Website: www.Cyclones.com

Head Coach: Bryan Blitz 2009 Record: 13-6-3 Conference Record (finish): 7-1-2 (1st) Starters Returning/Lost: 6/4

SID: Jenny Dewar E-mail: dewarj@missouri.edu Phone: (573) 882-7826 Athletics Website: www.mutigers.com

Head Coach: Joel Person 2009 Record: 3-12-1 Conference Record (finish): Independent Starters Returning/Lost: 6/5

SID: Michael Hawkins E-mail: mhawkins@fmarion.edu Phone: (843) 661-1222 Athletics Website: www.fmupatriots.com

Head Coach: Mark Francis 2009 Record: 12-8-2 Conference Record (finish): 4-6-0 (tied 7th) Starters Returning/Lost: 8/3

SID: Abbey Mastracco E-mail: amastracco@ku.edu Phone: (785) 864-7944 Athletics Website: www.kuathletics.com

Head Coach: John Walker 2009 Record: 11-5-4 Conference Record (finish): 5-3-2 (4th) Starters Returning/Lost: 8/3

SID: Brandon Gries E-mail: bgries@huskers.com Phone: (402) 472-7781 Athletics Website: www.huskers.com

Head Coach: Bill Hempen 2009 Record: 9-10 Conference Record (finish): 6-4 (3rd) Starters Returning/Lost: 8/3

SID: Cydney Ricker E-mail: cydney.ricker@colorado.edu Phone: (303) 492-1468 Athletics Website: www.cubuffs.com

Head Coach: G Guerrieri 2009 Record: 15-7-3 Conference Record (finish): 6-2-2 (2nd) Starters Returning/Lost: 11/1

SID: Deanna Werner E-mail: dwerner@athletics.tamu.edu Phone: (979) 862-5443 Athletics Website: www.AggieAthletics.com

Head Coach: Chris Petrucelli 2009 Record: 9-9-3 Conference Record (finish): 4-4-3 (6th) Starters Returning/Lost: 7/5

SID: Ashley Walker E-mail: ashley.walker@athletics.utexas.edu Phone: (512) 471-8236 Athletics Website: www.TexasSports.com

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media information and big 12 conference OKLAHOMA ATHLETICS COMMUNICATIONS Senior Associate A.D./Communications............................................Kenny Mossman Soccer Contact........................................................................................ Craig Moran Cell Phone.........................................................................................(405) 249-8264 Office Phone......................................................................................(405) 325-6449 Office Fax..........................................................................................(405) 325-7623 E-mail............................................................................................. cmoran@ou.edu Web Site........................................................................................SoonerSports.com Mailing Address................................McClendon Center for Intercollegiate Athletics 180 West Brooks Street, Suite 2525 Norman, OK 73019 ATHLETICS COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE The OU Athletics Communications Office is located on the northwest corner of the second floor of Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Craig Moran, the soccer contact (pictured left), is generally available in his office on gamedays until two hours before kickoff. CREDENTIALS Members of the media should contact Craig Moran of the OU Athletics Communications Office to request season or individual game credentials for Sooner soccer games. Individual game requests should be made no later than 5 p.m. the day prior to the game. Names of media members will be left on a media pass list at complex front gate. Media members should be prepared to produce proper identification. MEDIA INTERVIEWS Non-postgame interview requests for players and coaches should be directed to Craig Moran in the OU Athletics Communications Office at (405) 325-8231. Moran’s e-mail address is cmoran@ou.edu. All requests should be made at least one day in advance of the desired interview time. POSTGAME INFORMATION Postgame interviews will take place by the Oklahoma bench following an adequate “cooling off period” of approximately 10-15 minutes. Box scores will be available in the press box at the conclusion of each game. PRACTICE POLICY Practices are usually open to the public. However, media who wish to attend must gain clearance by calling Craig Moran in the Athletics Communications Office. OU SOCCER COMPLEX - JOHN CRAIN FIELD OU’s facility is located at the intersection of Chautauqua Ave.and Imhoff Rd.in Norman. From Interstate 35, exit east on Lindsey St. and proceed approximately one and a half miles. Take a right (south) onto Chautauqua Ave. and continue for about a half a mile until Chautauqua intersects with Imhoff. The facility is located on the left, directly west of the Lloyd Noble Center. Parking is available directly to the east of the stadium. SOONERSPORTS.COM For the latest information on OU soccer, including stats, standings, game notes, interviews and photos, visit the official Web site of Sooner athletics at www.SoonerSports.com. Live Stats and webcasts are available to both Oklahoma soccer media and fans. The webcast allows fans to follow the action live via a video feed. The stats feature gives fans the opportunity to follow a live box score and a detailed play-byplay as well as updated stats as the game progresses. 10 - 2010 SOCCER MEDIA GUIDE

LOCAL MEDIA OUTLETS PRINT Norman Transcript Clay Horning, Sports Editor P.O. Drawer 1058 Norman, OK 73070 Phone: (405) 366-3535 Fax: (405) 366-3516

TELEVISION KFOR (NBC Channel 4) Bob Barry Jr., Sports Director 444 E. Britton Rd. Oklahoma City, OK 73114 Phone: (405) 478-6366 Fax: (405) 478-6337

The Oklahoman Mike Sherman, Sports Editor P.O. Box 25125 Oklahoma City, OK 73125 Phone: (405) 475-3314 Fax: (405) 475-3315

KOCO (ABC Channel 5) Daniel Holdge Sports Director P.O. Box 14555 Oklahoma City, OK 73113 Phone: (405) 475-5257 Fax: (405) 478-6675

Tulsa World Mike Strain, Sports Editor P.O. Box 1770 Tulsa, OK 74102 Phone: (918) 581-8355 Fax: (918) 581-8352

KWTV (CBS Channel 9) Dean Blevins, Sports Director P.O. Box 14159 Oklahoma City, OK 73113 Phone: (405) 841-9940 Fax: (405) 841-9989

Oklahoma Daily Student newspaper 860 Van Vleet Oval, Rm. 126 Norman, OK 73019 Phone: (405) 325-7630 Fax: (405) 325-6051

KOKH (FOX Channel 25) Myron Patton, Sports Director 1228 E. Wilshire Blvd. Oklahoma City, OK, 73111 Phone: (405) 843-2525 Fax: (405) 478-4343

Sooner Spectator (local magazine) Jay Upchurch, editor P.O Box 950240 Oklahoma City, OK 73195 Phone: (405) 488-0242 Fax: (405) 682-1901

RADIO KNTL/WWLS (97.9 FM/640 AM) Randy Heitz, Sports Director 4045 NW 64th, Suite 600 Oklahoma City, OK 73116 Phone: (405) 858-6112 Fax: (405) 848-1497

Sooners Illustrated (local magazine) Michael Dempsey, editor OUinsider.com

KREF (1400 AM) T.J. Perry, Sports Director 2020 Alameda Norman, OK 73071 Phone: (405) 321-1400 Fax: (405) 321-6820


BIG 12 MEDIA RELATIONS The Big 12 Media Relations Office is located in Irving, Texas. Communications Intern Laura Rasmussen (lrasmussen@big12sports.com) serves as the soccer contact. The conference office number is (469) 524-1000 and the address is 400 East John Carpenter Freeway, Irving, Texas, 75062. The conference also maintains a Web site at www.big12sports.com. 2010 BIG 12 SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP The 2010 Big 12 Soccer Championship will take place on Nov. 3-7 at Blossom Soccer Stadium in San Antonio, Texas. This marks the 14th consecutive year that the University of Texas and San Antonio Sports Foundation will co-host the event at the venue. In 1996, the first league soccer championship was at the AnheuserBusch Conference and Sports Centre in St. Louis, Mo.

have reached the regional finals in the past three seasons – the first time since 1985 that any conference can boast of six different teams doing so over a threeyear period. The Big 12 has led the nation in women’s basketball attendance the past 11 seasons and surpassed its own NCAA record attendance mark in 2009-10.

The top eight teams based on conference results determined by a point system qualify for the Big 12 Championship. A squad gets three points for each conference win and one point for each conference tie.

The Big 12 and its member institutions are committed to a competitive environment where sportsmanship and fair play take center stage. Whether on the field, in the classroom, or within the community, the student-athletes, administrators, coaches and game officials support the highest ideals in sportsmanship.

This season marks the 12th year that eight schools will participate in the league championship. For the first three years a six-team field was utilized for the postseason event. The winner of the Big 12 Championship receives the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. Nebraska, Missouri, Oklahoma State, Texas and Texas A&M are the only teams to have captured the conference postseason championship.

Competitive excellence, scholarship and sportsmanship are all equal components of the Big 12 philosophy. All-Big 12 teams and Academic All-Big 12 squads are recognized for each sport at the end of their respective seasons. At the end of each academic year, the Conference honors its top male and female studentathletes with the Big 12 Athlete of the Year and Sportsperson of the Year awards.

BIG 12 CONFERENCE – A NATIONAL LEADER The Big 12 Conference, despite being one of the youngest conferences in America, will continue its position as a national leader in athletics and academics as it embarks on its 15th season in 2010-11.

Institutions can also nominate student-athletes for the prestigious Dr. Prentice Gautt Postgraduate Scholarships at the end of each academic year. A total of 249 scholars have received over 1.6 million in postgraduate financial aid through the first 14 years of the program.

Since it began play in 1996-97, the Conference can boast of 38 team crowns and 440 individual NCAA Championships. The success continued last year, as Oklahoma State won the NCAA men’s cross country title while Texas captured the national championship in men’s swimming & diving. Texas A&M maintained its place as the nation’s top outdoor track & field program, securing the NCAA crowns for both the men and women for the second consecutive year.

The Big 12 sponsors 21 sports. Men’s squads include baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, indoor track & field, outdoor track & field, swimming & diving, tennis and wrestling. Women’s teams are fielded in basketball, cross country, golf, gymnastics, indoor track & field, outdoor track & field, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis and volleyball.

Big 12 squads continued to lead the nation in their respective sports as every single sport the Conference sponsors had at least one school ranked in the top six of the national rankings during the past campaign. In addition, nine different sports had the No. 1 team in the nation at some point during the 2009-10 season. During the past six seasons a total of 16 NCAA trophies have been hoisted by Big 12 institutions, with at least one national crown won in all but one year for the Conference, including each of the past 13 seasons.

The Conference is made up of 12 institutions that have shared many traditional rivalries throughout their histories. Member schools include - Baylor University, University of Colorado, Iowa State University, University of Kansas, Kansas State University, University of Missouri, University of Nebraska, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, University of Texas, Texas A&M University and Texas Tech University. The institutions created a league that encompasses seven states, over 46 million people and television households in 18 of the top 100 markets within its geographic footprint.

The Big 12 leads all conferences with its seven appearances in BCS title games. Seven league squads have played for the football national championship in the last 10 years with berths in 17 BCS games overall, including two each in 2007 and 2008. In the past two seasons, the Big 12 has had 16 players earn consensus AllAmerica accolades.

The Conference conducts championships for 19 of its 21 sports. Each championship helps to determine teams and/or individuals that will represent the Conference in national postseason competition. The winner of the Big 12 football championship game earns the league’s berth into the Bowl Championship Series.

In basketball, nine men’s and six women’s teams have advanced to their respective Final Fours in the past eight seasons as the Big 12 continues its place among the elite intercollegiate athletic conferences. On the men’s side six different teams

In its first 14 years, the Conference has distributed more than $1.2 billion to its 12 member institutions. The Big 12 staff administers to over 4,600 student-athletes in its 21 sports. The conference office is headquartered in Irving, Texas.

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NICOLE NELSON oma Head Coach | Second Year at Oklah OU: 10-25-2 (2) Overall: 43-44-12 (5)

nce at Oklahoma is very lle ce ex to t en itm m m co “The ration’s support and the ist in m ad ics et hl at e th in evident am determined to make I . ity cil fa er cc so w ne e quality of th a Sooner soccer tradition.” winning championships NELSON FILE

Head coach Nicole Nelson enters her third year at the helm of the OU soccer program in 2010. The Sooners bring high expectations into this year’s campaign after doubling the win total from the previous season and returning 10 starters and 16 letterwinners. In addition, Oklahoma had a strong showing in the offseason with a 2-1-2 mark in the spring. Whitney Palmer tallied 15 goals in 2009 and earned All-Big 12 honors for the third straight season. Palmer, who ranked in the top 15 nationally in goals and points, also earned all-region honors as the Sooners finished 7-10-2 and featured the program’s first win over perennial power, Texas A&M. Seven Sooners were named to the 2009 Academic All-Big 12 teams and Michelle Alexander and Ashley Farrand were selected to ESPN the Magazine’s All-District VI Academic team. In 2008, Palmer was named to the All-Big 12 second team while six Sooners were named to the conference’s academic first team. In addition, Claire West was named to ESPN the Magazine’s All-District VI Academic team. While Nelson’s squads have racked up awards, the last two-plus years have also been highlighted by strong recruiting classes, including 12 incoming freshmen this season and Caitlin Mooney, an Oklahoma native and sophomore transfer from Maryland. Some of the nation’s top prep players have traveled to Norman since Nelson’s arrival as the 2010 roster includes six players with national team experience in the U.S.and England. In July, Nelson worked with as a U.S. Soccer Region III age group coach. She has been a member of the Olympic Development Program for Region III for the last nine years. Nelson was introduced as the head soccer coach at the University of Oklahoma on Dec. 21, 2007, following a thorough national search. After an impressive three-year run as the head coach at Stephen F. Austin and successful stints as an assistant coach at Texas and Baylor, Nelson became the third head coach in the history of the program. Throughout the nine years of her collegiate coaching career, Nelson’s teams have built an 9172-23 record, including a 33-19-9 mark while at the helm of the Stephen F. Austin program from 2002-2004. Nelson, a native of Yukon, Okla., who attended Mustang High School and graduated from Oklahoma City University in 1997, expressed her joy in returning home upon her hire.

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HOMETOWN: Yukon, Okla. ALMA MATER: Oklahoma City University, 1997 COACHING HISTORY • 2008-present, Oklahoma Head Coach • 2006-07, Texas Assistant Coach • 2005, Baylor Assistant Coach • 2002-04, Stephen F. Austin Head Coach • 2001, Stephen F. Austin Assistant Coach COACHING ACCOMPLISHMENTS • 2007 NCAA Sweet 16 appearance (Texas) • 2007 Big 12 Tournament Championship (Texas) • 2006 NCAA Sweet 16 appearance (Texas) • 2006 Big 12 Tournament Championship (Texas) • 2004 Southland Conference Coach of the Year (SFA) • 2004 Southland Conference Championship (SFA) • 2003 NCAA Tournament appearance (SFA) • 2003 Southland Tournament Championship (SFA) • 2003 Southland Conference Coach of the Year (SFA) • Coached nine All-Big 12 honorees at Texas, inclu ding three All-Americans • Coached 25 All-SLC honorees at SFA PLAYING EXPERIENCE • 1999, Austin Lonestars (W-League) • 1995-97, Oklahoma City University • 1994, Texas A&M University PLAYING HONORS • 1997 All-Section honoree • Two-time All-Region selection • Three-time All-Sooner Athletic Conference • Two-time Academic All-American • Three-year team captain EDUCATION • Stephen F. Austin University - M.S. in kinesiolog y and health science, 2005 • Oklahoma City University - B.S. in psychology and B.A. in spanish, 1997 • Mustang High School, 1993 (Mustang, Okla.)


“I am excited to return home to the state of Oklahoma to coach,” Nelson said.“Having grown up playing and coaching in this state, it is with tremendous pride that I accept this position. “I am grateful for the opportunities that I had at Texas, Baylor and Stephen F. Austin as they prepared me for the work that lies ahead here at Oklahoma.“ During her two years as an assistant at Texas, Nelson worked with all aspects of running the program and helped coach a Longhorn team that won back-to-back postseason Big 12 Championships in 2006 and 2007. In addition, Texas made consecutive appearances in the NCAA Sweet 16 during Nelson’s tenure, which also featured nine All-Big 12 honorees and three AllAmerica honors. The postseason run in 2006 was the Longhorns’ first conference tournament title and, after an appearance in the NCAA Sweet 16, Texas achieved the program’s highest final ranking at No. 8. In addition, the 18 wins in 2006 was a program best and Texas also produced two All-Americans in a single season for the second time in program history. In 2007, Texas finished with a 16-4-5 overall mark and a second-place finish in the Big 12 standings with a 6-2-2 record. Nelson again helped lead the Longhorns into elite status as they achieved a No. 1 ranking during the season, won the Big 12 Tournament Championship and appeared in the NCAA Sweet 16. Nelson served as the recruiting coordinator at Texas, a position she also held as an assistant coach while at Baylor University in 2005. Prior to her stint at Baylor, Nelson directed the Stephen F. Austin program to two Southland Conference Championships. In her second year at the helm, Nelson’s Ladyjacks won the conference tournament and made the program’s first NCAA Tournament appearance in 2003.

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In 2004, SFA won the regular season Southland Championship and Nelson was named the conference coach of the year for the second consecutive season. Nelson tutored 25 student-athletes who were named All-SLC over three seasons and left the Ladyjacks as the winningest coach in program history. As a player, Nelson started every game and was the team captain in 1995, 1996 and 1997 at Oklahoma City University under Brian Harvey. Nelson was a three-time All-Sooner Athletic Conference member and Academic All-American.

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She began her collegiate career at Texas A&M University as a freshman and concluded it at OCU as an All-American (honorable mention). Before she started her career in coaching, Nelson played professional soccer for the Austin Lonestars (W-League). Following that stint, she worked with numerous clubs and camps before taking her first position in the collegiate ranks as a volunteer assistant at her alma mater in 2000-01.

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Year School Overall Conference Home Road Neutral Conference Tourney NCAA Tourney 2002 Stephen F. Austin 7-9-4 4-4-4 4-3-2 2-6-2 1-0-0 - 2003 Stephen F. Austin 15-5-2 9-2-1 9-0-2 4-4-0 2-1-0 3-0 0-1 2004 Stephen F. Austin 11-5-3 9-1-2 6-1-2 5-2-1 0-2-0 1-1 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------3 years SFA 33-19-9 22-7-7 19-4-6 11-12-3 3-3-0 4-1 0-1 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2008 Oklahoma 3-15-1 2-7-1 2-7-1 1-8-0 0-0-0 - 2009 Oklahoma 7-10-2 2-7-1 6-4-1 1-6-1 0-0-0 - ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2 years OU 10-25-3 4-14-2 8-11-2 2-14-1 0-0-0 - ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------TOTAL 5 years 43-44-12 26-21-9 27-15-8 13-26-4 3-3-0 4-1 0-1

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Year School Overall Conference Home Road Neutral Conference Tourney NCAA Tourney 2001 Stephen F. Austin 10-8-1 6-6-0 7-1-0 2-7-1 1-0-0 0-1 2005 Baylor 4-12-2 2-7-1 3-4-2 1-7-0 0-1-0 - 2006 Texas 18-4-3 8-1-1 8-1-1 7-2-0 3-1-2 2-0-1 1-1-1 2007 Texas 16-4-5 6-2-2 9-0-2 3-4-1 4-0-2 1-0-2 2-1-0 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------TOTAL 4 years 48-28-11 22-16-4 27-6-5 13-20-2 8-2-4 3-0-4 3-2-1

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ASHLEY FARRAND 06-09) A SOCCER LETTERWINNER (20 - UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOM has high expectations for hed passion for the game. She atc unm an has n lso Ne ach “Co in the near future.” to see OU on a national stage the OU program and I expect KATIE CORBITT 05-08) A SOCCER LETTERWINNER (20 - UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOM d were a perfect cee suc and willingness to n, sio pas ns, atio ect exp h ional level “Coach Nelson’s hig s will soon be known on a nat ner Soo the nt fide con am I t I just wish I fit for our program. success. My only regret is tha m’s tea the ing ow foll to rd and I look forwa had another year to play.” JOE CASTIGLIONE A VP/ATHLETICS DIRECTOR OK - UNIVERSITY OF LAHOM in the Big 12 Confeross the country, particularly acr t pec res ned ear has n lso “Nicole Ne t she was considered one more and more evident tha e am bec It s. ces suc her h ence, wit this important leaderembodies what we need in and ng chi coa in rs sta ng of the risi into one of the nation’s t she will build this program tha nt fide con are We n. itio ship pos sful programs.” most competitive and succes CHRIS PETRUCELLI D COACH - UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS HEA husin’s soccer coach. Nicole’s ent me wo a fect choice for We’re m. tea t tha on “Oklahoma has made the per impact hed. She’ll have an immediate e.” ous erh pow a asm and passion are unmatc ld ll as she heads home to bui proud of her and wish her we ROBERT HILL AUSTIN ATHLETICS DIRECTOR - UNIVERSITY OF STEPHEN F. the best ever in soccer program into one of SFA the g ldin bui for le sib what she started “Nicole is respon m is strong today because of gra pro r Ou e. enc fer Con the Southland and will do the same at OU.” here. She is a natural leader 16 - 2010 SOCCER MEDIA GUIDE


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What are your expectations for the 2010 season? Can the program return to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2003? “Our expectations going into any season is to win a championship. We try to stay focused on just getting better every day, competing in everything we do and enjoying the process. I think this team has the potential to be very good, including competing in the NCAA tournament. We have a great balance of experience, talent and the chemistry to be successful.”

What does it mean to have up to 10 starters and 16 letterwinners returning? “One of the things I enjoy most about having experienced players is that they understand the expectations on and off the field. They help teach the core principles of the program and we see the affect of those principles displayed in our newcomers. On the field, things are run more efficient from warm-up to cool-down, so the coaches are able to focus more on teaching.”

What do you expect from this large and talented freshmen class? “This incoming class has experienced a lot of success at their respective levels. One of the most exciting things about the newcomers is their willingness to compete. They will not only give us a depth we have been lacking, but also push the standard day in and day out.“

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What are your thoughts on playing a second Bedlam game in the regular season? “I think the Bedlam Series is one of the exciting rivalries in college athletics. The additional game should continue to grow the fan base for our universities and our sport. Oklahoma State is a well respected program that has experienced significant success over the past few years, so it’s a great game from an RPI standpoint.”

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How has the new coaching staff adjusted this offseason?“The transition with this staff could not have been more seamless. They are both very driven individuals and passionate to be representing the University of Oklahoma. Given George’s (Van Linder) experience and success as a head coach, he made an immediate contribution as expected. In addition, Trae (Manny) has exceeded my expectations in every area.“

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What is the update on the overall health of the team? In particular, Kelsey Kraft and Sage Coralli who were lost in 2009 with torn ACLs? “The girls have worked very hard rehabilitating and re-conditioning their bodies and are excited to get back into action. We expect everyone to be 100 percent as we get into the competitive season.”

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R E D N I L N A V E G R O GE Associate Head Coach First Year at Oklahoma

Nelson e foundation that Coach “I am impressed with th to in place to guide this team an pl e th d an wn do id la has a Big 12. It’s a thrill to be e th in l ve le ip sh on pi the cham .” etic department like OU part of an incredible athl VAN LINDER FILE

George Van Linder was named associate head coach of the University of Oklahoma soccer program on February 10, 2010. Sooners’ head coach Nicole Nelson welcomed Van Linder and his 15 years of head coaching experience on the DI level to Norman. “It is a unique opportunity to be able to add someone I consider a mentor to my staff,” Nelson said.“Having worked with George at Baylor, I know that his personality is a great compliment to mine. He has an incredible soccer mind, perfectly fits the definition of a `players coach,’ and will bring an energy to our program that in invaluable.” Van Linder, who spent the last two years as the head coach at Stephen F. Austin, also has extensive experience in the Big 12 Conference after serving as the head coach during five seasons (2003-2007) at Baylor University. In Waco, he worked with Nelson during the 2005 campaign. The Galeburg, Mich. native, has compiled a 134-107-22 record in 15 years as a collegiate head coach and hauled in recruiting classes that were ranked nationally on eight occasions. Also in that time, he coached 53 all-conference honorees and was twice named a conference coach of the year (1996 at Butler and 2000 at SMU). During the last two years, Van Linder’s clubs at Stephen F. Austin were a combined 1915-4, and set several program records while advancing to the conference tournament on two occasions, including a second place regular season finish in 2008. Prior to the stint in Nacogdoches, Van Linder logged five seasons as the head coach at Baylor. He led the Bears to a 2006 trip to the Big 12 Tournament, a program first since 2001. His time in Waco produced four all-conference honors, including Ashley Noah who was chosen for the U-20 U.S. National team, and 41 Academic All-Big 12 honorees. At SMU, Van Linder posted a 59-21-10 in four seasons at the helm and guided the Mustangs to four straight Western Athletic Conference regular-season championships. In 1999, SMU reached the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Tournament, one of three postseason appearances. In all three of the NCAA Tournaments, the Mustangs won their first round game and also finished the season ranked in the top 25. The coach was named WAC Coach of the Year in 2000 and earned the Dallas Morning News Coach of the Year award in `99. He started his collegiate head coaching career in 1996, when he took over the women’s program at Butler after serving three years as an assistant for the men’s team. The Bulldogs were 34-26-1 under Van Linder’s direction and finished two of three seasons ranked in the national polls. Butler reached the championship game of the conference tournament all three years under Van Linder and was crowned the regular-season and tournament champions in 1996. 18 - 2010 SOCCER MEDIA GUIDE

HOMETOWN: Galeburg, Mich. ALMA MATER: Western Michigan University, 1990 COACHING HISTORY • 2010-present, Oklahoma Associate Head Coach • 2008-10, Stephen F. Austin Head Coach • 2003-07, Baylor Head Coach • 1999-2002, SMU Head Coach • 1996-99, Butler Head Coach • 1994-96, Butler Men’s Assistant Coach • 1988-91, Lynn Women’s Assistant Coach COACHING ACCOMPLISHMENTS • Two-time conference coach of the year (1996-Butl er and 2000-SMU) • Eight recruiting classes ranked nationally • Won four regular season conference champions hips at SMU • Led SMU to three NCAA Appearances in four years (Sweet 16 in 1999) • Won 1996 regular season and tournament titles at Butler • Coached 53 all-conference players • 134 wins as a Division I head coach PLAYING EXPERIENCE • Western Michigan University EDUCATION • Western Michigan University - B.S. in physical education and health education, 1990

Van Linder worked with the Olympic Development Program since 1994 and spent spent six years as the head coach for both the boys and girls state teams with the Indiana Youth Soccer Association before taking over as the head coach for girls state teams with the North Texas Youth Soccer Association in 1999. He held that position for five years and has been a staff coach with the ODP’s Region III since 2000. Van Linder earned his United States Soccer Federation “A” license in 1990 at age 25 and at the time, was one of the youngest to received the certification. He obtained his Premier License accreditation in 2002 through the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. A 1990 graduate of Western Michigan University, Van Linder lettered on the Broncos’ soccer team and earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education and health education. He and his wife, Chris, have one daughter, five-year-old Mariska.


TRAE MANNY rs) Assistant Coach (goalkeepe First Year at Oklahoma

two years has prepared st pa e th h ug ro th rk wo “Coach Nelson’s men’s ht as an elite team in wo lig ot sp e th to in p ste to OU partort of the best athletic de pp su e th ith W . er cc so college ess.” l of Sooner soccer is limitl ia nt te po e th , try un co e ment in th MANNY FILE

The University of Oklahoma head soccer coach Nicole Nelson announced the hiring of Trae Manny to the program on March 9, 2010. Manny comes to Oklahoma after serving as the goalkeepers’ coach at Stephen F. Austin the past two seasons. “After an exhaustive search, that included a number of very qualified candidates, I realized Trae Manny is the perfect addition to our staff,” said Nelson. “He has played at a high level, is very respected as a goalkeeper coach, has learned from some very respected mentors, and is hungry to continue evolving.” A former collegiate goalkeeper himself at the University of Louisville, Manny will be reunited with George Van Linder, the current associate head coach at Oklahoma. Manny and Van Linder worked the last two seasons together at Stephen F. Austin where the program compiled a 19-15-4 mark, set several program records, advanced to the conference tournament on two occasions, and recorded a second place regular season finish in 2008. “It is an honor to join Coach Nelson’s staff,” said Manny.“Her work through the past two years has prepared OU to step into the spotlight as an elite team in women’s college soccer. I am excited to work with her and Coach Van Linder to push this program to the next level. With the support of the best athletic department in the country, the potential of Sooner soccer is limitless.” Manny’s primary responsibility will rest in coaching the Sooner goalkeepers, but he will also be involved in all aspects of the program’s daily operations. A former administrative assistant in the athletic department’s NCAA compliance office at Louisville, Manny brings more than just coaching experience to OU. While gaining a better understanding of the bylaws of the NCAA, Manny also developed a compliance handbook for use by strength and conditioning coaches in the Louisville strength program. “His passion for coaching and ambitious approach to everything he does is unique,” added Nelson. At Stephen F. Austin, Manny’s goalkeepers combined to record 13 shutouts in two years while posting a 1.57 goals-against average in 2009 and a 1.14 average in 2008. In 2008, SFA’s starting goalkeeper recorded a 500-plus minute scoreless streak which produced a 0.84 GAA in conference play. Outside of the collegiate ranks, Manny has worked on the club and Olympics Development level and as a staff member of Joe Machnik’s No. 1 Soccer Camp in Charleston, SC, since 2004. In addition to working as a coach, he served as the intern program director

HOMETOWN: St. Charles , Ill. ALMA MATER: University of Louisville, 2007 COACHING HISTORY • 2010-present, Oklahoma Assistant Coach • 2008-10, Stephen F. Austin Assistant Coach COACHING ACCOMPLISHMENTS • Helped lead Stephen F. Austin to 19-15-4 recor d in two years • Finished second in conference regular season stand ings in 2008 • Coached goalkeepers at SFA to 13 shutouts in two seasons • Holds NSCAA Regional Diploma and NSCAA Goalk eeping II Certification PLAYING EXPERIENCE • University of Louisville • Capital University (Ohio) • Chicago Storm - Major Indoor Soccer League (2007 ) PLAYING HONORS • 2006 Big East Conference Academic All-Star Team • Three-time member of Louisville Athletic Direc tor’s Hono

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EDUCATION • University of Louisville - B.S. in sport administra tion, 2007

and goalkeeper director. At the camp, Manny helped train players from eight states, including Texas. He also planned and implemented a two-week camp in Illinois. A three-time member of the Louisville Athletic Director’s Honor Roll, Manny was selected to the Big East Conference Academic All-Star Team in 2006. Before becoming a Cardinal, Manny played two seasons at Capital University in Ohio. Following his collegiate career, Manny played one season with the Chicago Storm of the Major Indoor Soccer League. Manny holds an NSCAA Regional Diploma and NSCAA Goalkeeping II certification. He earned his bachelor’s degree in sport administration from Louisville in 2007.

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ROBIN SCditionHingMCoaIDchT Strength and Con Second year with program

KRIST Y SMITH Athletic Trainer Second year with program

Robin Schmidt begins her second season with women’s soccer and has worked with a number of sports at the University of Oklahoma since 1999.

Kristy Smith joined the OU soccer program in 2009 and will serve as the athletic trainer while also supervising a graduate assistant over men’s and women’s tennis.

Schmidt worked with the Sooner women’s basketball team from 2001-2003, including the program’s Final Four appearance in 2002. She has also worked with OU’s golf, gymnastics, softball and volleyball teams.

Smith comes to Norman after working as an assistant athletic trainer at the University of Toledo, a position she started in 2007. At UT, Smith worked directly with the women’s soccer team and supervised graduate assistants at baseball, softball and spirit squads.

In addition to overseeing the strength and conditioning workouts for the OU soccer team, Schmidt also advises on proper nutritional habits and coaches athletes in flexibility, speed and agility. A native of Texas, Schmidt was the Coordinator of Strength and Conditioning for Women’s Sports at Florida for three years (1995-98) and at Notre Dame for two seasons (1993-95). In those two stints, she worked with three national championship teams, including the 1995 Notre Dame women’s soccer team. Schmidt is licensed and certified by the United States Weight lifting Federation and National Strength and Conditioning Association.. In 1991, Schmidt earned her bachelor of arts and sciences degree in kinesiology from Texas. She also has a masters degree in forensic science from Central Oklahoma. She did graduate work at OU in health and sports sciences and nutrition. Schmidt is married to Jerry Schmidt, OU’s Director of Sports Enhancement and the couple has a daughter, Aubrey, and son, Samuel.

AUSTIN RISENHOOVER Equipment Manager Second year with program

Her experience in the sport extends outside of the collegiate ranks as she worked with the Region IV Olympic Development Soccer Program since 2006. A native of Las Vegas, Nev., Smith earned her bachelor’s degree in athletic training from Chapman University in Orange, Calif., before completing her master’s degree in sports medicine from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. At UNC Greensboro, Smith served as a graduate assistant trainer for the men’s soccer, baseball and softball squads from August 2005 - June 2007. In addition, she was a graduate assistant instructor for the athletic training education program. Smith is a certified member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and the Oklahoma Athletic Trainers’ Association. She is a licensed athletic trainer by the Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure. In addition, Smith is certified by the American Heart Association in Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) and is certified by the National Strength & Conditioning Association (CSCS).

SHEA YAOpTEeraStions Director of Camp Third year with program

Austin Risenhoover begins his second season as the equipment manager in 2010 after joining OU prior to the fall season.

Shea Yates enters her third year with the OU soccer program in 2010 and will serve as the Director of Camp Operations. Yates helps coordinate all efforts with the Sooner Soccer Camps held in the summer at the OU Soccer Complex.

Risenhoover’s responsibilities with the team include all ordering, contract purchasing, issuing, inventory and maintenance of the team’s equipment and apparel. He is responsible for the team’s laundry for all games.

In 2008 and 2009, Yates served as the Sooners’ graduate assistant and assisted with various aspects of the program, including game film and summer camps. She has a masters degree in athletic administration from OU.

Prior to his arrival in Norman, Risenhoover worked as the girls’ head soccer coach for three years at Edmond North High School. Risenhoover was also an assistant coach at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (USAO) for four years before taking over the helm at Edmond North.

In addition to her experience gained in Norman over the past two years, Yates has worked several sports camps over the five years, including the Kanakuk Christian Sports Kamp (2005-2008) and the Baylor Soccer Camp (2006).

A native of Owasso, Okla., Risenhoover received his bachelor’s degree in science in physical education and health studies in 2005 from the University of Central Oklahoma. From 2001-2003, he played soccer at Bacone College, where he was twice named first team all-conference. 20 - 2010 SOCCER MEDIA GUIDE

The Edmond, Okla., native was a two-time Academic All-Big 12 first team member at Baylor University where she lettered four years with the soccer program. In addition to playing in over 50 games, Yates was named to the Big 12 Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll in every semester at Baylor. Yates was also a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Student Athlete Academic Committee. She earned her bachelor’s degree in science in education from Baylor.


DR. BRANDONminisMtraAtorRTIN Associate A.D. \ Sport Ad First year with program

Dr. Brandon Martin joined the University of Oklahoma staff in June 2010. His duties include supervision of the men’s basketball, soccer, rowing and strength and conditioning programs, NCAA Legislation and Certification, Risk Management, and other administrative duties. He previously served in a similar role at the University of Southern California. At USC, Martin managed the day-to-day operations of men’s basketball, men’s and women’s track & field, men’s and women’s swimming & diving, and men’s and women’s water polo. Under his supervision, those sports won five national championships and had 55 student-athletes earn All American honors. Martin directed the coaching searches and contract negotiations for the men’s and women’s basketball coach and the swimming coach. Aside from his sport administration responsibilities, he served as the primary manager and liaison with the USC admissions office and student affairs division. In this role, he collaborated with the USC Vice Provost for Enrollment Management and the Dean of Admission on appropriate admissions standards and criteria for all incoming freshman and transfer student-athletes. Coupled with his athletic duties and pursuits, Martin was an assistant professor of Clinical Education in the USC Rossier School of Education for five years. Additionally, he served as a faculty member for the African-American Male Student Retention and Success Community of Practice, which is governed by the International Center for Student Success and Institutional Accountability (ICSSIA). Martin served as a Research Affiliate for the Center for Urban Education in the USC Rossier School of Education, the USC Division of Biochemistry and Physical Therapy, and the University of Kentucky Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion. Martin has presented more than 30 papers, symposia, and workshops at national higher education conferences. He edited a book project entitled Student Development in College Athletics, which is scheduled for completion in Fall 2011. His dissertation entitled “A Phenomenological Study of Academically Driven African American Male Student Athletes at Highly Selective Division I Universities” won the 2005 Outstanding Dissertation of the Year Award in the USC Rossier School of Education. In 2005, he also earned the National Association of Academic Advisors for Student Athlete Excellence in Research Award. He was appointed to the Sports Management Institute Executive Committee (SMI) in January 2010. Martin was a four-year letterwinner on the USC men’s basketball team, starting his final three seasons and serving as team captain the last two years. He finished his career among USC’s top 20 scorers (1,070 points). He also played professionally in China, Venezuela, and Spain.

DVIGSON CAROL LU or Academic Advis Second year with program

Starting her second season with the OU soccer team, but 26th year working in the OU Athletics Department, Carol Ludvigson advises student-athletes and assists them in developing a strategy for academic success and progress toward graduation. In addition to soccer, Ludvigson also advises OU’s wrestling and men’s and women’s golf teams and is an active member of the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics. For 24 years, Ludvigson was the head coach of the OU women’s golf program and established the Sooners as one of the nation’s premier programs. She was a three-time regional and conference coach of the year (1991, 1995 and 2001) and was the 1995 Co-National Coach of the Year. She guided OU to two conference titles in 1991 and 2000 and the Sooners made five NCAA National Championship appearances under her watch. During her Sooner playing career, she established herself as a key member of the golf team, and earned three trips as an individual to the AIAW National Championships. She also contributed to OU’s 1981 Big Eight title. After graduating with honors in business management from OU in 1982, Ludvigson was an assistant golf pro at Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club and Westwood Park Golf Course in Norman before taking over the Sooners’ program. Ludvigson earned a masters of science degree in health promotion from OU in 1997 as well as a doctorate of philosophy, ABD, in 2005. She resides in Norman with her son Jackson.

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT STAFF

Jon Allen.........................................Assistant Director of Facilities Stephen Barnes...............................Student Manager Casey Bookout.................................Information Systems Debbie Copp....................................Publications Director Danny Davis....................................Facilities Director Brian Dude......................................Development Shelley Harmon...............................Administrative Assistant Tory Kukowski.................................Internet Services Stacy Lemmert................................Food Services Jason Matheson..............................Internet Services Scott Matthews...............................Graphic Design Brandon Meier................................Director of Video Production - SoonerVision Craig Moran....................................Assistant Director of Athletics Communications Ashley Payne...................................Assistant Director of Marketing David Payne....................................Information Systems Lindy Roberts..................................Event Management Matt Schaeperkoetter.....................Ticket Office Desmond Stephens.........................Turf Manager Carmen Tebbe.................................Life Skills Coordinator Jim Weller.......................................On-Campus Housing Sylvia Wharton................................Ticket Office

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DAVID L. BOREN University President 13th President at Oklahoma

David L. Boren, who has served Oklahoma as governor and U.S. senator, became the thirteenth president of the University of Oklahoma in November 1994. He is the first person in state history to have served in all three positions. Boren is widely respected for his academic credentials, his longtime support of education, and for his distinguished political career as a reformer of the American political system. A graduate of Yale University in 1963, Boren majored in American history, graduated in the top one percent of his class and was elected Phi Beta Kappa. He was selected as a Rhodes Scholar and earned a master’s degree in politics, philosophy and economics from Oxford University, England, in 1965. In 1968, he received a law degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law, where he was on the Law Review, elected to the Order of the Coif, and won the Bledsoe Prize as the outstanding graduate by a vote of the faculty. As Oklahoma’s governor from 1974 through 1978, Boren promoted key educational initiatives that have had an enduring impact on Oklahoma. Established during his tenure were the Oklahoma Arts Institute, the Scholar-Leadership Enrichment Program, and the Oklahoma Physicians Manpower Training Program, which provides scholarships for medical students and medical personnel who commit to practice in underserved rural areas. Also, the first state funding for Gifted and Talented classes was provided in 1976 and, from 1976 through 1978, Oklahoma ranked first among all states in the percentage increases of funding for higher education. One of Boren’s most far-reaching projects in promoting quality education at all levels is the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence, which he founded in 1985. The foundation recognizes outstanding public school students and teachers and helps establish private local foundations to help give academic endowment grants to local public schools. As a senator, he was the author of the National Security Education Act in 1992, which provides scholarships for study abroad and for learning additional languages, as well as legislation to restore the tax deductibility of gifts of appreciated property to universities in 1993. Boren, also a former state legislator, spent nearly three decades in elective politics before becoming the president of the University of Oklahoma. Boren was the youngest governor in the nation when he served from 1974 to 1978. Known as a reformer, Boren campaigned with a broom as his symbol. During his term, he instituted many progressive programs, including conflict-of-interest rules, campaign-financing disclosure, stronger open meeting laws for public bodies, more competitive bidding on state government contracts, and reform of the state’s prison system, including expanded education programs for first-time offenders and the largest expansion of the work-release program in state history. 22 - 2010 SOCCER MEDIA GUIDE

During his time in the U.S. Senate from 1979 to 1994, Boren served on the Senate Finance and Agriculture Committees and was the longest-serving chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. From his days as a state legislator and governor of Oklahoma to Washington, Boren carried a commitment to reform, leading numerous efforts to make government work better for American citizens. As chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, he strengthened oversight of secret government programs and reformed the procedures for Presidential notice of such programs to Congress. For more than 10 years, he led the fight for congressional campaign finance reform and for legislation discouraging administration and congressional staff from cashing in on government experience and contacts by becoming lobbyists. In addition, he introduced legislation seeking to limit gifts and travel subsidies that government workers, including members of Congress, can receive from lobbyists. Boren also chaired the special 1992-93 Joint Committee on the Organization of Congress, which produced proposals to make Congress more efficient and responsive by streamlining congressional bureaucracy, reducing staff sizes and reforming procedures to end legislative gridlock. Boren left the U.S. Senate in 1994 with an approval rating of 9l percent after being reelected with 83 percent of the vote in 1990, the highest percentage in the nation in a U.S. Senate contest in that election year. Boren served from 1988 to 1997 as a member of the Yale University Board of Trustees. His university experience also includes four years on the faculty of Oklahoma Baptist University, where he was chairman of the Department of Political Science and chairman of the Division of Social Sciences. In 1993, the American Association of University Professors presented Boren with the Henry Yost Award as Education Advocate of the Year. In April 2004, Boren received the Mory’s Cup from the Mory’s Association at Yale University. In making the presentation to Boren it was noted that he was the first Yale graduate in the university’s history extending over three centuries to have served as a Governor, U.S. Senator and President of a major university. Under Boren’s leadership, the University of Oklahoma has developed and emerged as a “pacesetter university in American public higher education,” with 20 major new programs initiated since his inauguration. They include establishment of the Joe C. and Carole Kerr McClendon Honors College, the Charles M. Russell Center for the Study of Art of the American West, a new expository writing program for freshmen modeled on the program at Harvard, an interdisciplinary religious studies program, the Artist-in-Residence Program, the International Programs Center, and the Faculty-in-Residence

Program putting faculty family apartments in student residence halls. The Retired Professors Program has been started, bringing 50 retired full professors back to the University to teach freshmen. The number of new facilities started or completed on the campus during the Boren years has matched the explosion in new programs. Since 1994, almost $1.9 billion in construction projects have been completed or are under way on OU’s three campuses. Among the largest of the recent projects are the $67 million National Weather Center on OU’s Norman campus, the $90 million OU Cancer Institute on OU’s Health Sciences Center campus in Oklahoma City and the $35 million OU-Tulsa Schusterman Center Clinic . Presidential Travel Scholarships, students from 111 countries on campus, more reciprocal international exchange agreements than any other university and the new International Programs Center are all making OU more international. The new Honors College helps to assure that no students need to leave Oklahoma to find an educational experience to match their potential. In 1995, Boren launched the “Reach for Excellence” fundraising campaign with a five-year goal of $200 million, which was twice as large as any fundraising drive in Oklahoma history. The drive exceeded $500 million, raising OU into the top 15 public universities in the United States in private endowment per capita. Since 1994, endowed professorships have increased from 100 to 557 and the OU donor base has grown from 18,000 to more than 125,000 friends and alumni. During the first 10 years of Boren’s tenure over $1 billion in private gifts were donated to the university. Above all, the Boren years have been marked by an emphasis on putting students first. There is not a university president in the country that is more committed to students as his number one priority. He teaches a freshman-level course in political science each semester and is one of the few presidents of major universities to teach. Boren is married to Molly Shi Boren, a former judge and English teacher. Mrs. Boren is President Emeritus of the Oklahoma Arts Institute, which provides education programs in nine arts disciplines for high school students from across the state who are gifted in the arts. Molly Boren has two degrees from the University of Oklahoma, a master’s degree in English and a Juris Doctorate from the OU College of Law. A native of Seminole, Boren has two children, Carrie Christine Boren, an Episcopal minister, and David Daniel Boren, a member of the United States Congress from Oklahoma. Devoting much of his life to public service, Boren drew from the example of his parents, the late Congressman Lyle H. Boren and Christine Boren.


JOE CASTIGLIONE VP / Athletics Director 11th Director at Oklahoma

Excellence is a word that is often overused yet, when The University of Oklahoma is mentioned with the word excellence, the meaning comes through. From one of the best universities in the nation to a department of intercollegiate athletics that is second to none, excellence is the norm. As successful at the last 10 years have been, on campus and in competition, a new standard has been set and leading that effort is Joe Castiglione, the Sooner AD since 1998. Castiglione’s Sooner team has created a place where competitive dreams come true and academic goals are the expectations, not the exceptions. Through his leadership and the support of the University’s administration, there is a department-wide commitment, involving student-athletes, coaches and staff, to that standard. With the support of OU President David L. Boren and OU’s seven-member Board of Regents and Castiglione’s leadership, the OU athletics department represents a climate that creates lofty goals, high standards and a commitment to ethical behavior that is second to none. For Castiglione, though, it’s not just about the championships and trophies. The victories that he celebrates with his Sooners include graduation rates that continue to climb, record-setting grade point averages and academic honors. The true measure of achievement for Castiglione and, by extension, the department’s coaches and staff, is measured in the success of the student-athletes in relation to the department’s mission statement “Inspiring champions today … Preparing leaders for tomorrow” Since arriving at OU in 1998 after an outstanding administrative career at Missouri, Castiglione has seen the Sooners finish in the top 30 of the Learfield Director’s Cup in 10 of the last 12 years. OU finished 12th after the 200910 academic year, a position that marked an all-time best performance in the annual ranking of programs that succeed across the board. Through his insistence that daily and longterm decisions be made in a financially responsible manner, the department has closed the books in the black in each of the last 12 years. His understanding of how the department fits into the University’s academic mission led to a decision in June 2009 to increase the direct support provided by the department on an annual basis to $4 million dollars. Through direct and indirect support, OU Athletics, under Castiglione’s leadership, provides more than $7 million annually to OU’s Academics Budget. The 11th director of athletics in University of Oklahoma history, Castiglione is quick to give full credit to the studentathletes and coaches, the staff, OU President David

L. Boren, the OU Board of Regents, the donors and the fans for the success experienced during his tenure. It was that commitment to a team approach emphasis that was one of the many qualities that that the search committee recognized when they recommended Castiglione to university administration in 1998. In recognition of the performance of OU’s teams on the field and in the classroom, of the fiscal stability created during his tenure, the dramatic increases in donor giving, facility construction and renovations, and the cutting-edge programs that the department has begun during his tenure, Castiglione was named National Athletic Director of the Year in May 2009 by the Sports Business Journal. That award was one of several earned by Castiglione and the department. The 2007 PRISM Award winner, presented by the School of Sports Management at the University of Massachusetts, OU was just the second Division I winner and all of the programs recognized by the selection panel were started under Castiglione’s leadership with the full support of university administration. His peers have honored him for the department’s achievements as well. In October 2004, the Bobby Dodd Foundation named him Athletics Director of the Year. In 2003, he was inducted into the National Association of Collegiate Marketing Administrators Hall of Fame. In June 2001, he received the General Robert R. Neyland Athletic Director Award for lifetime achievement from the All-American Football Foundation. The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) named him Central Region AD of the Year in 2000. The achievement that may bring him the most pride, though, came in May 2007 when he completed his master’s of education degree from OU. To understand the need for education and lifelong learning, OU’s student-athletes just have to look at their AD who started and completed his master’s degree while running the department and maintaining his priorities to his family. He quickly put his experience to use as an adjunct professor in the College of Education, teaching graduate classes in Marketing Development and Leadership in Higher Education. Castiglione was instrumental in the athletics department’s major campaign, Great Expectations: The Campaign For Sooner Sports. The campaign ended in November of 2003 with more than $125 million raised. The figure has grown to more than $220 million since then as funds continue to be raised for facility improvements and scholarship endowments. The largest fund-raising effort in OU athletics

history includes projects that impact each of OU’s nearly 500 student-athletes and has become a national model for intercollegiate athletics. Hired on April 30, 1998, Castiglione joined the Sooner family after serving as athletics director at Missouri. In his 17-year career with the Tigers, Castiglione, who was named director of athletics at Missouri on Dec. 15, 1993, was credited with rebuilding sports programs, hiring outstanding coaches, implementing an innovative master plan for facilities, inspiring record-setting increases in fund-raising and balancing the budget in each of his five years as athletics director. A 1979 Maryland graduate, Castiglione received the University’s Distinguished Alumnus Award in April 2007. He began his career as the sports promotions director at Rice. He then worked a year as director of athletic fund-raising at Georgetown before being hired in 1981 at Missouri as director of communications and marketing. His commitment to the success of student-athletes has gone beyond the Norman campus and he has served at national and conference level. He chairs the NCAA’s Football Academic Progress Rate (APR) Working Group and is currently serving on the Gatorade Collegiate Advisory Board and the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame Board of Directors. He served two previous terms and is the current chair of the Big 12 Board of Athletics Directors and is a past president of both the Division I-A Athletic Directors Association and NACDA. He served a four-year term on the NCAA Championship/Competition Cabinet and the NCAA Baseball Committee and is a past member of the NCAA Football Special Events Certification Committee. He recently served on the NCAA Diversity Leadership Strategic Planning Committee and the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Discussion Group. A member of the Phi Delta Theta Foundation Board of Trustees, he is a highly requested speaker at annual conventions and continuing education institutes. His involvement in the local community has led to service with civic clubs, churches and charities, including the United Way of Norman. Castiglione served his third term as OU’s campus co-chair this past year, which resulted in the highest recorded contributions ever by faculty, staff and students to the United Way of Norman’s annual campaign. A native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Castiglione is married to the former Kristen Bartel, a 1990 graduate of the University of Missouri. They are the parents of two sons, Joseph Robert, Jr. and Jonathan Edmund. SOONERSPORTS.COM - 23


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camps and soonersports.com WELCOME TO SOONER SOCCER It is a new and exciting era for the Sooner Soccer Program. It is with great enthusiasm and passion that our staff and team have embraced the challenge of building a national powerhouse. The academic and athletic success that already exist at the University of Oklahoma are the keys to making championships an Oklahoma Soccer tradition. NICOLE NELSON

We invite you and your teammates to join us for a Camp Director first-class soccer education - soccer the Sooner way. We Oklahoma Head Coach have put together a tremendous staff consisting of top collegiate coaches and youth coaches. Sooner Soccer counselors and dorm administrators will consist of former and current collegiate players. Combined, they will create an environment that is enjoyable yet challenging for soccer players of all levels. Our staff and OU players will interact with you, both on and off the field, to ensure that you gain the maximum benefits that our camp environment has to offer. Our goal is to make you a better player and introduce you to the opportunities that exist concerning your future in soccer. We will share with you our philosophy and the style we believe will leverage us to success. We look forward to you joining us next summer. For more information on the University of Oklahoma Soccer Camps, please visit SoonerSoccer.com. Below is a closer look at some of the camps we offer: RESIDENTIAL CAMP Our coaching staff will put campers through technical and tactical exercises that will reflect a game environment. Both the technical and tactical applications are taught at the highest level to ensure the player gets the maximum from this training environment. These exercises coupled with functional training will ensure that the coaching each player receives prepares them for the conditions they encounter during a competitive game.

DAY CAMP The day camp will be an environment where our coaching staff will develop the player with individual technical work and small sided games. This environment will ensure that the soccer player gets the maximum entertainment from their camp experience while also becoming a better soccer player. These conditions are wonderful for the younger soccer player who wants to learn from a quality coaching staff and enjoy their soccer experience. TEAM CAMP If you want to attend Sooner Soccer Camps as a team, you must have 10 or more people. By request, the camp staff will cater to each team’s training needs with a challenging program that will cover technical and tactical areas of the game. Each team member will also receive a free Sooner Soccer string bag. SOONER GOALKEEPER ACADEMY Goalkeeper training will be available at all of our camps. Goalkeepers are trained on both the technical and tactical elements of the position. The training is game specific and is designed to give goalkeepers the ability to impact their game immediately. Goalkeepers will be integrated into small sided and full sided games to help enhance their development at camp. CAMP STAFF The Sooner Soccer Camp Staff will consist of top collegiate and youth soccer coaches. Combined, they will create an environment that is both enjoyable yet challenging for all levels of youth soccer players.

GEORGE VAN LINDER

TRAE MANNY

Camp Assistant Director Oklahoma Associate Head Coach

Camp Assistant Director Oklahoma Assistant Coach

SHEA YATES Director of Camp Operations

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OKLAHOMA ATHLETICS ON THE WEB Oklahoma’s official athletics site, SoonerSports.com, ranked in the top five across the board in the CBS College Sports Network’s rankings of over 175 school and conference sites for the past year. The University of Oklahoma, in conjunction with its multimedia rights partner, Sooner Sports Properties, signed on in 2007 to become a partner of CBS College Sports Network, the industry leader for online networks. It hosts Oklahoma’s official athletics website, providing Sooner fans with the most in-depth coverage and interactive content of OU sports that has ever been available. The new and improved website, SoonerSports.com, launched on July 1, 2007. SoonerSports.com was revamped in September, 2009. The OU Athletics Department and CBS College Sports Network committed considerable research, planning and design resources in developing the new SoonerSports.com. OU is recognized as a leader in intercollegiate athletics and its official site follows in that tradition. For many, the site serves as the front door to the Sooner experience. SoonerSports. com also provides an integral link between OU student-athletes, their families, coaches, Oklahoma students, fans, prospective student-athletes, alumni, media, donors, corporate partners, the University and peer institutions in the Big 12 Conference and the NCAA. The site strengthens Oklahoma’s commitment in bringing its fans the most extensive coverage of the Sooners direct from Norman. By utilizing the latest technology including webcasts, live stats, blogs, RSS feeds, wireless services and more, OU presents fans with unprecedented opportunities to access official Sooner news, features and multimedia.

In addition to SoonerSports.com, OU manages subsidiary sites including Oklahoma All-Access, SoonerSportsMedia.com, TheSoonerClub.com and various championship and promotional sites throughout the year. OU’s official Online Store, Multimedia Store, Photo Store and online auction platform also give fans access to a variety of Sooner merchandise in one convenient location. Sooner Sports Properties is a division of Learfield Sports, which administers multimedia rights for nearly 35 collegiate institutions and associations including fellow Big 12 members Colorado, Iowa State, Kansas State, Missouri and Texas A&M. The Dallas-based company also secures marketing partnerships for the Black Coaches Association (BCA) and provides exclusive sports programming to more than 1,000 radio stations throughout the country. Additionally, Team Services, LLC, a Learfield Sports company, specializes in venue naming rights, marketing research and sales consultation. CBS College Sports Network is the leading digital and cable programming company dedicated to college sports. Connecting more fans to more college sports than any other company, the network includes more than 175 official athletic sites. Further information is available at collegenetwork.cbssports.com. SOONERSPORTSMEDIA.COM The OU Athletics Department provides an innovative service for media covering the Sooners. Log on to SoonerSportsMedia.com and download high-resolution action photos, mug shots, official OU logos, online credentials and more. Visit the site to request an account for access. Follow the Sooners on Twitter and FaceBook. Click on each of the images on this page to direct to each web site.

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THE UNIVERSITY SOONER HISTORY


2009 REVIEW

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E R I H S N O V E D Y E S KEL per Sophomore | 5-7 | Goalkee | Richland H.S. North Richland Hills, Texas

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OVERVIEW - Recorded six shutsouts as a freshman, third best in OU single season - Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 22, 2009) - Played club soccer for Polaris - Participated in U.S. Soccer U-19 Region III camp in June 2009 2009 (FRESHMAN) OU’s starting goalkeeper in all 19 games ... Led Big 12 with 105 saves, ranked second with six shutouts ... Six shutouts ranks third in a single season at OU (OU freshman record) ... Named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 22) ... First GK in OU history to record shutout in debut ... Allowed first goal in fourth game after 274 minutes and 20 seconds vs. Tulsa ... Made season-high 11 saves vs. Kansas. HIGH SCHOOL Participated in U.S. Soccer U-19 Region III camp in June 2009 ... Earned four letters playing soccer at Richland Senior High School ... Served as team captain during 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 seasons ... Named all-district freshman honors in 200506 ... Named team MVP in 2005-2006 ... Earned District 5-5A Goalkeeper of the Year honors in 2007-2008 ... Recorded 21 saves in a single game ... Texas Independence Tournament MVP in 2007-08 ... Bluebell Invitational All-Tournament team in 2006-07 ... Named to the Fort Worth Star Telegram’s Super Team ... Most Valuable Goalkeeper in District 3-5A as voted by coaches ... Led club team to tournament victories during Disney Showcase in 2007 and 2008. PERSONAL Full name is Kelsey Elise Devonshire ... Born in Fort Worth, Texas ... Daughter of John and Debbie Devonshire ... Socioogy major.

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C AREER STATISTICS CAREER STAT S GP-GS MIN. SAVE YEAR 19-19 1760:27 105 2009 5 10 :27 TOTALS: 19-19 1760

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PCT. .755 .755

GA 34 34

GAA 1.74 1.74

SHO 6 6

W-L-T 7-10-2 7-10-2


LISA JETT per RS-Junior | 5-11 | Goalkee A College Station, Texas | UCL

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OVERVIEW - Gained valuable experience in freshman year with more than 1,100 minutes at UCLA - Starting goalkeeper on 2008 opening day. - Played in the USA Volleyball Junior Olympic Nationals in 2003 - Played club soccer for TSC Challenge 2009 (RS-SOPHOMORE) Did not see action. 2008 (RS-FRESHMAN) Started in goal during the first 12 games of the season ... Played in 13 overall ... Limited Ball State and Rice to one goal ... Recorded first collegiate win against Ball State ... Made seasonhigh nine saves on Sept. 28 at Texas Tech and faced 25 shots in season-high 101:06 minutes ... Ranked sixth in the Big 12 with 77 saves. 2007 (FRESHMAN - UCLA) Redshirted. HIGH SCHOOL Played varsity soccer her freshman and sophomore seasons at A&M Consolidated High School ... Helped A&M Consolidated to the district championship and make regional semifinal appearances both years ... Played club soccer for the TSC Challenge out of Houston ... Also played for the TSC travel team ... Member of the ODP State Pool in 2005 ... Played competitive volleyball as a middle blocker ... Played in the USA Junior Olympic Nationals in 2003 ...Co-captain of her team ... Lettered in track and field her freshman year ... Also played basketball. PERSONAL Full name is Lisa Maree Jett ... Born in College Station, Texas ... Daughter of Jim and Gina Jett ... Brother Jimmy played football at the University of Tulsa ... Three sisters are Julie, Jennifer and Ashley ... Sociology major.

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C AREER STATISTICS CAREER STAT S GP-GS MIN. SAVE YEAR 77 13-12 1166:15 2008 :15 77 TOTALS: 13-12 1166

PCT. .681 .681

GA 36 36

GAA 2.78 2.78

SHO 0 0

W-L-T 1-12-0 1-12-0

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BRIANNA TURANG Sophomore | 5-6 | Defense . Corona, Calif. | Santiago H.S

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OVERVIEW - Played in every game as a true freshman, primarily on defense - Recorded two assists, including first of career against Missouri State in season opener - Played club soccer for Slammers F.C. - Dual-sport athlete for OU competing with both the soccer and softball programs 2009 (FRESHMAN) Played in all 19 games ... Came off the bench in first five games ... Started 13 of last 14 contests ... Started first game at Vanderbilt ... Assisted on second goal vs. Missouri State and game-winner at Iowa State ... Started 36 games for the OU softball team and hit .317 with 20 stolen bases. HIGH SCHOOL Four-year letterwinner at Santiago High School ... Three-time all-league honoree ... Two-time All-CIF player ... Helped high school team to an undefeated season in 2007-2008 ... Team won California Interscholastic Federation Championship in 2005-06 ... Team made semifinals in 2007 and 2008 ... 2007 Olympic Development Program State team ... Led club team, Slammers F.C., to State (National) Cup Championship in 2007 and semifinals in 2009 ... Won Surf Cup Championship in 2006 and 2007 ... Also played four years of volleyball and softball ... All-league in softball in 2007, 2008 and 2009 ... All-state in 2008. PERSONAL Full name is Brianna Cathleen Turang ... Born in Whittier, Calif. ... Daughter of Carrie and Brian Turang ... Father drafted and played for Seattle Mariners organization from 1989-1995 and Toronto Blue Jays in 1996 ... Health and exercise sciences major.

CAREER STATISTICS

YEAR 2009 TOTALS:

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GP-GS 19-13 19-13

SHOTS 3 3

SOG 2 2

GOALS 0 0

ASSISTS 2 2

POINTS 2 2

GWG 0 0


TIANA DICKSON Senior | 5-9 | Midfield . Orange, Calif. | Modena H.S

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OVERVIEW - Owns more starts than any other current Sooner (57) - Two-time Academic All-Big 12 first team member - Scored first goal of career in first career game on Aug. 31, 2007 vs. Alabama A&M - One of two freshmen and five Sooners overall to start every game in 2007 - Younger sister of former OU softball All-American Norelle Dickson - Older sister of current OU soccer player Zoe Dickson - Played club soccer for Slammers F.C. 2009 (JUNIOR) Named to Academic All-Big 12 first team for second straight year... Started all 19 games and has started every game at OU (57 career starts), most on current roster. 2008 (SOPHOMORE) Named to the Academic All-Big 12 first team ... Started all 19 games for second straight season ... Played primarily in midfield ... Recorded career-high three shots against Rice on Sept. 7. 2007 (FRESHMAN) Started and played in all 19 games and split time on defense and in the midfield ... Scored first goal of career in first career game on Aug. 31 against Alabama A&M ... Tallied first assist against Baylor on Oct. 4. HIGH SCHOOL Lettered two years at El Modena High School under Tony Barber … Named team captain in 2006-07 … Led team in scoring her senior year … Helped the Slammers ’90 team win three State Cup championships, a Regional Championship, two U.S. Club Regional championships and a U.S. Club National Championship … Scholar athlete and voted Most Athletic Female at El Modena H.S. in 2007… Also lettered three years in basketball … Two-time defensive player of the year in basketball. PERSONAL Full name is Tiana Dickson … Born in Orange, Calif. … Daughter of Norval Dickson and Terry Nowotarski … Has two older sisters, Likaia and Norrelle, and a younger sister, Zoe … Sister, Norrelle, was an All-American in softball at the University of Oklahoma ... Pre-journalism major.

CAREER STATISTICS

YEAR 2007 2008 2009 TOTALS:

GP-GS 19-19 19-19 19-19 57-57

SHOTS 10 11 6 27

SOG 4 2 4 10

GOALS 1 0 0 1

ASSISTS 1 0 0 1

POINTS 3 0 0 3

GWG 0 0 0 0

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LAUREN ALKEK Senior | 5-4 | Defense . Victoria, Texas | Memorial H.S

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OVERVIEW - Switched from offense to defense during 2008 season - Played up top as a forward in 2007 - Named to the U-23 U.S. National Select Team in July 2007 with Whitney Palmer - Missed six games due to knee injury during freshman year - Scored first career goal in her third game back from injury (Oct. 4 vs. Baylor) - Talented player with breakaway speed with ability to score out of the back - Played club soccer for Eclipse Black 2009 (JUNIOR) Named to Academic All-Big 12 first team for second straight season... Started 18 games on the season, mainly on defense ... Helped back line record six shutouts. 2008 (SOPHOMORE) Started and played in all but one game ... Switched to defense toward end of the season ... Recorded first career assist on Sept. 14 at Ole Miss ... Posted season-high four shots against Oregon ... Majority of shots came after switch to defense. 2007 (FRESHMAN) Made OU debut against Alabama A&M on Aug. 31 ... Started first two games of the season before suffering knee injury against Oral Roberts on Sept. 2 ... Missed six games before coming back in conference opener against Nebraska on Sept. 28 ... Scored first goal of the season in her third game back from injury (Oct. 4 vs. Baylor). HIGH SCHOOL Lettered four years at Memorial High School under Janet Hirt … Three-time alldistrict first team member … 2006 and 2007 District MVP … Scored 25 goals and assisted on five others during senior year … Also lettered in gymnastics and track … Played club soccer for Eclipse ’89 Black (2006 state champions). PERSONAL Born in Victoria, Texas … Daughter of Warren Alkek and Cindy Burkett … Has a younger sister, Haleigh … Named to the U-23 U.S. National Select Team in July 2007 ...Human relations major.

CAREER STATISTICS

YEAR 2007 2008 2009 32 - 2010 SOCCER MEDIA GUIDE

TOTALS:

GP-GS 13-10 18-18 18-18 49-46

SHOTS 9 19 16 44

SOG 4 6 8 18

GOALS 1 0 0 1

ASSISTS 0 1 0 1

POINTS 2 1 0 3

GWG 0 0 0 0


JORDAN WHITE Junior | 5-5 | Forward Chandler, Ariz. | Basha H.S.

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OVERVIEW - Started all 19 games in 2009 - Tallied OU’s first goal of 2009 with game winner against Missouri State in season opener - Ranked second on the 2008 team with five points - One of three freshmen to start 10 or more games - Did not compete at the high school level - Played club soccer for Sereno S.C. 2009 (SOPHOMORE) Named to Academic All-Big 12 second team ... Started all 19 games in 2009 and hasn’t missed a game at OU ... Scored the Sooners’ first goal of 2009 vs. Missouri State (game winner) ... Has three career goals ... Recorded second career assist against ORU. 2008 (FRESHMAN) Ranked second on the team with five points ... Made debut in season opener at Colorado College ... Made first career start at home against Central Michigan on Aug. 29 ... Scored first goal, a game winner, in third career game against Ball State on Aug. 31 ... Lone assist came on game-winning goal against Iowa State ... Scored second goal of the season in finale against Oklahoma State ... Posted season-high three shots against Kansas. HIGH SCHOOL Did not compete at Basha High School and elected to play club soccer instead ... Member of the ‘90 Sereno club team ... Helped ‘90 Sereno win five state championships and earn a No. 1 national ranking ... Also won state titles with ‘90 Gilbert Arsenal team and `89 Tempe Galaxy ... Five-year member of Arizona State Olympic Development Program ... Member of the pool for the 2005 and 2006 Region IV ODP. PERSONAL Full name is Jordan Taylor White ... Born in Greeley, Colo. ... Daughter of Jim and Becky White ... Psychology major.

CAREER STATISTICS

YEAR 2008 2009

GP-GS

19-16 19-19 TOTALS: 19-16

SHOTS 14 35 49

SOG 6 12 18

GOALS 2 0 2

ASSISTS 1 1 2

POINTS 5 3 8

GWG 1 1 2

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WHITNEY PALMER Senior | 5-5 | Forward Plano, Texas | Plano H.S.

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OVERVIEW - 2009 All-Big 12 first team honoree (first at OU since 2005) - 2009 NSCAA All-Region second team - 2008 All-Big 12 second team honoree and 2007 Big 12 All-Newcomer team member - One of three Sooners in program history to collect All-Big 12 honors in three straight years - Finished 2009 regular season ranked eighth in the nation with 15 goals (32 points - 16th) - Holds five OU records and ranks in the top five in six others - First Sooner to lead OU outright in goals in three straight seasons - 29 career goals ranks second all-time at Oklahoma; 61 points is third - Played in U-23 U.S. National Team camp in March 2010 - Named to the U-23 U.S. National Select Team in July 2007 with Lauren Alkek - Played club soccer for Dallas Texans 2009 (JUNIOR) Named first team All-Big 12 and second team all-region (NSCAA) ... Named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week (Sept. 1 and Sept. 29) ... Tallied first goal in season opener vs. Missouri State ... Recorded program’s second career hat trick and tied school’s single-game record versus Tulsa ... Ranked eighth in the nation at the end of the regular season with 15 goals and No. 16 with 32 points ... Second in Big 12 in goals and points ... Led goal scorers in Big 12 play with eight ... Second Sooner to score a goal in four straight games (Texas, Texas A&M, Colorado and Texas Tech) ... Moved into sole possession of second place at OU with 29 career goals after two-goals at Nebraska ... Second fastest Sooner to reach 20-goal plateau (44 games) ... Tripled career assist total with two versus Sam Houston State (tied school record). 2008 (SOPHOMORE) Named to the All-Big 12 second team ... Led OU in goals scored for second straight season ... Eight goals ranked ninth in the Big 12 Conference ... Four goals came in Big 12 play, also ranked ninth ... Goal against Ole Miss made her the third fastest player in OU history to score 10 goals ... Ranked in the top 10 of the Big 12 Conference with 57 shots (10th), with 32 coming in league play ... Scored in three straight games (Central Michigan, Ball State and North Texas) and scored against Ole Miss, Texas Tech, Kansas, Baylor (game winner) and Iowa State. 2007 (FRESHMAN) Named to the Big 12 All-Newcomer Team ... Named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week on Sept. 11 ... Led team in scoring with six goals and 13 points ... Also led team in game winning goals with four (tied for fourth in Big 12) ... Scored first goal of career in season-opening win over Alabama A&M on Aug. 31 ... One of three Sooners to score two goals in a game this season (Oral Roberts) ... Also tallied goals against William and Mary, North Texas and Baylor ... Goal against Baylor was the only game she scored in that didn’t result in a game-winning goal ... Recorded first assist against Colorado ... Fired a team-leading 40 shots (23 on goal). HIGH SCHOOL Lettered four years at Plano East High School under Susan Peel ... Tallied four goals and three assists in 13 games during senior year en route to earning second team all-district honors in 2006 ... First team all-district in 2005 and honorable mention in 2004 ... Played club soccer for one of the nation’s top-rated club teams, the Dallas Texans ‘88 ... Also lettered two years in track (2005 and 2006). YEAR

CAREER STATISTICS

PERSONAL Full name is Whitney Denise Palmer ... Born in Plano, Texas ... Daughter of Jordan Shannon and Vanessa Dunlap ... Has one brother, Jordan, and three sisters, Cherie, Chelsea and Cody ... ... Has two stints with U.S. National Team (2007 and 2010) ... Sociology major. 34 - 2010 SOCCER MEDIA GUIDE

2007 2008 2009 TOTALS:

GP-GS 19-18 19-19 19-19 57-56

SHOTS 40 57 69 166

SOG 23 22 41 86

GOALS 6 8 15 29

ASSISTS 1 0 2 3

POINTS 13 16 32 61

GWG 4 1 1 6


DRIA HAMPTON Sophomore | 5-6 | Forward H.S. Piedmont, Okla. | Piedmont

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OVERVIEW - Led OU in 2009 with four assists, third most recorded by an OU freshman - Had two goals against Oral Roberts - Tied school record with two assists at Middle Tennessee - Played club soccer for Edmond S.C. - Participated in U.S. Soccer U-19 Region III camp in June 2009 - Exceptional scoring ability and understanding of the game - Ranked in the top 25 of two national recruiting publications in 2009 2009 (FRESHMAN) Led OU with four assists becoming second freshman to lead team in that category (6-Shana All, 2004) ... Second on team with 52 shots ... Scored two goals against Oral Roberts ... Tallied game-winner at Iowa State to give OU its first road win of 2009 ... Started all 19 games in midfield ... Tied school record with two assists at Middle Tennessee ... Eighth freshman in OU history to post double digit points in a season ... Four assists is the tied for third most recorded by an OU freshman. HIGH SCHOOL Participated in U.S. Soccer U-19 Region III camp in June 2009 ... Played freshman year of high school at Putnam City North in 2006 ... Posted 13 goals and 25 assists ... Named first team all-district and all-conference ... Member of U.S. National team pool since age 14 ... Has won eight state championships with club team ... U.S. Youth Soccer National Championship Runner-up 2004 and 2005 ... Named AllAmerican club player in 2007 ... Helped club team to regional championship twice ... Ranked No. 13 on Top Drawer Soccer’s 2009 Top 100 Women ... Ranked No. 23 on ESPNU’s 2009 recruiting list ... Won U.S. Youth Soccer Region III Championship in 2004 and 2005 ... Member of the National Honor Society. PERSONAL Full name is Alexandria Nicole Kay Hampton ... Born in Tulsa, Okla. ... Daughter of Jimmy and Shelley Patterson ... Human relations major.

CAREER STATISTICS

YEAR 2009

GP-GS 19-19

TOTALS:

19-19

SHOTS 52 52

SOG 28 28

GOALS 3 3

ASSISTS 4 4

POINTS 10 10

GWG 0 0

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SAGE CORALLI Junior | 5-8 | Forward Dallas, Texas | Pepperdine

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OVERVIEW - Tore ACL in 2009 season opener vs. Missouri State - Started 18 games in first year in Norman, ranked second in assists - Has one goal and five assists in collegiate career - Played in 19 games for Pepperdine in 2007 - Named a top 100 national recruit by Soccer Buzz - Part of a freshman class ranked 15th nationally by Soccer Buzz - Played club soccer for Dallas Texans 2009 (JUNIOR) Started season opener and suffered season-ending injury (torn ACL). 2008 (SOPHOMORE) Played in all but one game with 18 starts ... Tallied first assist as a Sooner in second game (Aug. 29 vs. Central Michigan) ... Recorded second assist in season finale at home against Oklahoma State ... Ranked second on the team with two assists and 32 shots ... Fired team-high five shots in win over Baylor. 2007 (FRESHMAN - PEPPERDINE) Played in all 19 games and started six games as a forward ... Tallied a goal and three assists ... Scored a goal and an assist against St. Mary’s on Oct. 28 ... Named a top 100 national recruit by Soccer Buzz. HIGH SCHOOL Lettered three years at John Paul II High School ... Earned all-district as a senior and sophomore ... Named to the 2007 Dallas Morning News all-area team ... Led district in scoring as a sophomore ... Three-year high school captain... Helped lead team to victory at the 2005 state championships ... Earned scholar honors ... Played club soccer with the Dallas Texans Red `89 ... Team won regional championships in 2004 and 2006 and made appearances at nationals ... Five-time state champions ... Surf Cup champions ... Played on the ODP Region III team from 2006-07 and the Texas state team from 2004-07 ... Went to Europe with the Region III team in April 2007 and defeated teams from Italy, Germany and Austria. PERSONAL Full name is Sage Leeann Coralli ... Born in Dallas, Texas ... Daughter of Brent and Jane Coralli ... Has two siblings, Alexa and Connor ... Sister Alexa plays soccer at Rice ... Sociology major.

CAREER STATISTICS

YEAR 2008 2009 TOTALS: 36 - 2010 SOCCER MEDIA GUIDE

GP-GS 18-18 1-1 19-19

SHOTS 32 0 32

SOG 11 0 11

GOALS 0 0 0

ASSISTS 2 0 2

POINTS 2 0 2

GWG 0 0 0


KALI FOURNIER Sophomore | 5-8 | Defense ter Dei H.S. Huntington Beach, Calif. | Ma

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OVERVIEW - Made three starts in 2009, all Big 12 games - Played club soccer for Slammers F.C. - Expected to compete primarily as a defender, also has potential as midfielder - Played club soccer with current Sooner Tiana Dickson 2009 (FRESHMAN) Played in 13 games ... Made first appearance at Vanderbilt ... Started first career game at Iowa State ... Also started at Nebraska and against Kansas. HIGH SCHOOL Three-year letterwinner at Mater Dei High School where she tallied 10 goals and 30 assists ... Named defensive MVP in 2006 and 2007 ... Earned California Interscholastic Federation Southern player honors in 2007 ... Club team won state in 2006 and 2007 ... Played club soccer with current Sooner Tiana Dickson. PERSONAL Full name is Kali Victoria Fournier ... Born in Anaheim, Calif. ... Daughter of Paul and Lori Fournier ... Plans to major in criminal justice.

CAREER STATISTICS

YEAR 2009 TOTALS:

GP-GS 13-3 13-3

SHOTS 0 0

SOG 1 1

GOALS 0 0

ASSISTS 0 0

POINTS 0 0

GWG 0 0

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MICHELLE ALEXANDER eld Junior | 5-6 | Defense/Midfi H.S. Sugarland, Texas | Clements

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OVERVIEW - 2009 Academic All-District third team - 2009 Academic All-Big 12 first team - Tied school record with two assists in 2009 game against Tulsa - Only freshman to start all 19 games in 2008 - Lettered in four sports in high school (soccer, cross country, track and volleyball) - Played club soccer for Eclipse Black 2009 (SOPHOMORE) Named to Academic All-District third team and Academic All-Big 12 first team ... Second on the team with threeassists ... Scored two goals in Sam Houston win, marking first and second scores in her career ... Had two assists against Tulsa and tied school record ... Started 16 games and missed Texas and Texas A&M games after suffering concussion in USC game ... Made return to starting lineup against Texas Tech. 2008 (FRESHMAN) Started all 19 games ... Played in midfield and on defense ... Fired shots against Ole Miss, Missouri and Iowa State. HIGH SCHOOL Lettered two years at Clements High School before concentrating solely on club soccer ... Led high school team in scoring as a freshman and sophomore ... Played club soccer with Eclipse 90-Black ... Member of the South Texas State Olympic Development Program for four years ... Also lettered in volleyball, cross country and track and field ... Voted school’s most athletic female in 2008. PERSONAL Full named is Michelle Kathleen Alexander ... Born in Houston, Texas ... Daughter of Steve and Diana Alexander ... Has one older sister, Monica ... Father was a nationally-ranked decathlete at UCLA and University of Houston ... Father also an alternate for the 1984 U.S. Olympic Bobsled Team ... Business major.

CAREER STATISTICS

YEAR 2008 2009

GP-GS

19-19 17-16 TOTALS: 36-35

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SHOTS 3 12 15

SOG 0 5 5

GOALS 0 2 2

ASSISTS 0 3 3

POINTS 0 7 7

GWG 0 0 0


OLIVIA STAFF /Defense Sophomore | 5-10 | Midfield H.S. Scottsdale, Ariz. | Pinnacle

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OVERVIEW - Started first five games of 2009 - Played club soccer for S.C. Del Sol ‘91 - Strong, ball-winning midfielder - Also member of the OU Rowing team 2009 (FRESHMAN) Started first five games of the season on defense ... Played in 16 games overall and made eight starts ... Also started against USC, Colorado and Texas Tech. HIGH SCHOOL Three-year letterwinner at Pinnacle High School ... Led Pinnacle High School to Arizona state finals in 2005-2006 ... Named team MVP in 2006-2007 season ... Two-time all-state honoree (2005-06, 2006-07) ... Helped club team ‘91 Sereno win three straight state championships in 2007, 2008 and 2009 ... Member of the National Honor Society. PERSONAL Full name is Olivia Brianne Staff ... Born in Vancouver, British Columbia ... Daughter of Brian Staff and Valerie McQuaid ... Twin sister, Rebecca, will also attend OU as a member of the rowing team ... Architectural engineering major.

GP-GS YEAR 16-8 2009 TOTALS: 16-8

CAREER STATISTICS SHOTS 4 4

SOG 0 0

GOALS 0 0

ASSISTS 0 0

POINTS 0 0

GWG 0 0

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JESSICA JOHNSON /Midfield Sophomore | 5-11 | Forward . DeSoto, Texas | DeSoto H.S

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OVERVIEW - Scored first career goal in season opener - Played in 17 games as a true freshman - Played club soccer for Solar F.C. - Has good height to win balls in the air on offense and defense 2009 (FRESHMAN) Scored first career goal in first career game against Missouri State off the bench ... Played in every game except Sam Houston and USC ... Made first career start at Nebraska ... Also cracked starting lineup in season finale against Baylor. HIGH SCHOOL Earned three letters at DeSoto High School ... Named high school team’s offensive MVP in 2005 ... Earned all-district honors in 2007 ... Also lettered in volleyball and was named all-district in 2006 ... Member of the National Honor Society. PERSONAL Full name is Jessica Rene Johnson ... Born in Dallas, Texas ... Daughter of Ivan and Denessa Johnson ... Mother played tennis at Florida A&M University ... Marketing major.

GP-GS YEAR 17-2 2009 TOTALS: 17-2

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CAREER STATISTICS SHOTS 14 14

SOG 8 8

GOALS 1 1

ASSISTS 0 0

POINTS 2 2

GWG 0 0


KELSEY KRAFT idfield Junior | 5-11 | Forward/M

lic H.S.

lif. | Santa Margarita Catho

Rancho Santa Margarita, Ca

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OVERVIEW - 2009 Academic All-Big 12 first team member - Scored game winner against Texas A&M (OU’s first series win over Aggies) - Missed final eight games of 2009 with torn ACL - Played in all 19 games as a true freshman - Played club soccer for Slammers F.C. 2009 (SOPHOMORE) Named to Academic All-Big 12 first team ... Started first five games and scored game-winner against Sam Houston ... Also tallied game-winning goal against Texas A&M and had an assist ... Came off the bench vs. Vandy, LSU and Lamar ... Out for the season after Texas A&M game with torn ACL. 2008 (FRESHMAN) Started all 19 games ... Played in midfield and on defense ... Fired shots against Ole Miss, Missouri and Iowa State. HIGH SCHOOL Earned three letters at Santa Margarita Catholic H.S. ... Scored five goals and tallied one assist as a senior ... Team captain for the 2007 and 2008 seasons ... Trinity League honorable mention in 2007 ... 2005 and 2006 teams won Trinity League Championship ... Member of the Slammers `90 club team and Eagles ‘90 ... Slammers Club s the USYSA National Champs in 2002, 2003 and 2005. PERSONAL Full name is Kelsey Lynn Kraft ... Born in Newport Beach, Calif. ... Daughter of Howard and Janis Kraft ... Has two younger sisters ... Business major.

CAREER STATISTICS

YEAR 2008 2009

SHOTS 27 19-12 36 11-8 63 TOTALS: 30-20 GP-GS

SOG 6 12 18

GOALS 2 2 4

ASSISTS 0 1 1

POINTS 4 5 9

GWG 0 2 2

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O M A L A R E IG D E L L IE DAN nse Junior | 5-7 | Midfield/Defe ran H.S. Orange, Calif. | Orange Luthe

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OVERVIEW - Provides depth at defensive midfield position - 2006 conference defender of the year - Played club soccer for Slammers F.C. 2009 (SOPHOMORE) Made first career appearance in Lamar game ... Also appeared in Texas A&M and Colorado games. 2008 (FRESHMAN) Did not see action. HIGH SCHOOL Earned four letters at Lutheran High School ... Led 2006 team in assists and points ... Two-time California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) honoree ... 2006 team was California H.S. CIF Co-Champions ... All-conference first team member in 2005 and 2006 ... Conference defender of the year in 2006 ... Team captain from 2005-07 ... Also lettered in softball and volleyball ... Member of the Slammers `90 club team ... Club is the USYSA National Champs in 2002, 2003 and 2005. PERSONAL Full name is Danielle Kimberly Digeralamo ... Born in Fullerton, Calif. ... Daughter of Nick Digeralamo and Kim Hay ... Major undecided ... Last name is prounced “DEE-ger-all-uh-mo.”

GP-GS YEAR 3-0 2009 TOTALS: 3-0

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CAREER STATISTICS SHOTS 0 0

SOG 0 0

GOALS 0 0

ASSISTS 0 0

POINTS 0 0

GWG 0 0


N A M T U N E N I R A H T KA Sophomore | 5-7 | Defense end H.S. Southend, England | South

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OVERVIEW -Scored first career goal in debut at Middle Tennessee - Played club soccer for Colchester United’s first team (open age division) - Played on English National Team pool since age 14 ... Currently on U-19 squad - Served as captain of U-15 English National Team - Youngest player on the OU team (17) 2009 (FRESHMAN) Scored first career goal off the bench in debut at Middle Tennessee (joined team week prior to contest) ... Started last 14 games of season, primarily on defense ... Helped defense record three shutouts. HIGH SCHOOL Captained England U-15 National Team ... Represented her country at U-17 against Estonia, Greece and Norway in the 2009 European Qualifiers ... Named to U-19 national pool ... Played with club team, Colchester United since age 11 ... Played entire season with Colchester United’s first team (open age division) ... Also ran cross country (800m) and track in high school and team was the UK National Champions in 2008. PERSONAL Full name is Katharine Nutman ... Born in Rochford, England ... Daughter of Philip and Sally Nutman ... Has an older sister, Alice, and two younger brothers, John and Patrick ... Zoology major.

CAREER STATISTICS YEAR 2009 TOTALS:

GP-GS 15-14 15-14

SHOTS 8 8

SOG 4 4

GOALS 1 1

ASSISTS 0 0

POINTS 2 2

GWG 0 0

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CAITLIN MOOardN EY

DEVAN GLOVeepEer R Freshman | 6-0 | Goalk . Amarillo, Texas | Amarillo H.S

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OVERVIEW - Part of the North West Texas Olympic Development player pool in 2008 - Played basketball and volleyball in high school - Played club soccer for the Amarillo High Plains Drifters under Omar Morales HIGH SCHOOL - Four-year letterwinner at Amarillo High under Stacey McPherson ... Team captain as a senior ... Played as the team’s goalkeeper last season in 98 percent of the minutes and was named district goalkeeper of the year ... Also selected to all-state second team as a senior ... Named to all-district teams as a junior and sophomore ... Helped lead team to four regional quarterfinal championships and four state semifinal runner-up finishes ... Member of the National Honor Society. PERSONAL Full name is Devan Marie Glover ... Born in Las Cruces, N.M. ... Daughter of Jeff and Liz Glover ... Has a younger brother, Kaelin ... Engineering major.

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Freshman | 5-7 | D Desert Vista H.S. Ahwatukee-Foothills, Ariz. |

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OVERVIEW - Member of the U.S. national program since age 15 - Team captain of U-18 U.S. National team - Played in international tourney in Spain in February - 2009 NSCAA/adidas Girls Youth All-American - Played club soccer for ‘92 Sereno White under Dave Simeone - Club team captain and member of three state championship teams HIGH SCHOOL Lettered first two years at Desert Vista High School under Paul Majoogian ... Named second team all-state in 2008 ... Two-time all-region selection ... Led team in scoring as a sophomore on a team that finished as state runner-up in 2007 ... Focused on club and U.S. national team events as a junior and senior ... 2009 NSCAA/ adidas Girls Youth All-American ... Has attended eight U.S. Women’s National Team camps since age 15 ... Team captain of U-18 team that played in Ten Nations Tournament in Spain in Feb. 2010 ... Member of Olympic Development Program state team (2005-2009) ... Named club’s top player in 2009 and 2010 ... Lettered in cross country as a freshman and was a member of National Honor Society. PERSONAL Full name is Carrie Ann Whigham ... Born in Mesa, Arizona ... Daughter of Lyle and Kristy Whigham ... Has a younger brother, Conner, and an older brother, Cory ... Mother played one year of golf at Iowa State and two years of tennis at Simpson College ... Health and exercise science major. 44 - 2010 SOCCER MEDIA GUIDE

Sophomore | 5-5 | Forw Edmond, Okla. | Maryland

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OVERVIEW - Helped lead Maryland to NCAA Sweet 16 in 2009 - Scored four goals as true freshman with Terrapins - Member of U-17 and U-18 U.S. National Team - Played club soccer for Edmond Black ‘91 with fellow Sooner Dria Hampton under Jimmy Hampton - Also played for Dallas Texas ‘91 Red under Ryan Higgenbotham 2009: (FRESHMAN - MARYLAND) Played in 21 games with three starts ... Helped lead Maryland to Sweet 16 of NCAA Tournament ... Scored her first career goal in her first collegiate game, a 3-0 win at Army (8/21) ... Scored the team’s second goal in 2-0 win over Seton Hall (8/28) ... Scored again in 5-2 win over Loyola (9/1) ... Snapped a nine-game pointless streak with her first career assist in 1-1 tie of then-No. 7 Boston College (10/15) ... Scored the final goal in 4-0 win over Monmouth (11/13) in first round of NCAA tournament. HIGH SCHOOL: 2009 Oklahoma Gatorade State Player of the Year ... Four-year starter and letterwinner at Edmond Santa Fe High School under Larry Truesdell... Ranked the 37th best recruit in the nation, according to ESPN RISE ... 2009 Oklahoman Offensive Player of the Year ... 2008 and 2009 ESPN RISE first team All-American ... 2007 NSCAA/adidas Girls Youth All-American ... Two-time first team all-conference, allcity, all-district and all-Edmond ...Two-time team MVP ... Member of the 2007 U.S. U-17 Women’s National Team, scoring two goals and added two assists in three matches ... Selected to the 2008 U.S. U-18 National Team player pool ... Member of National Honors Society. PERSONAL: Born in Oklahoma City ... Daughter of Steve and Paula Mooney ... Has an older brother, Christopher and younger sister, Crista... Brother player soccer for Oklahoma Christian University ... Father played football at University of Tulsa ... Majoring in health and exercise science.


CARLEY YATEeldS/De fense

EMILY REIDwa rd/Midfield

Freshman | 5-7 | For Boyd H.S. McKinney, Texas | McKinney

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OVERVIEW - Named ESPN RISE All-American third team in 2010 (honorable mention in 2009) - 2008 Olympic Development Program state team ... 2004, 2006-07 pool player - Played club soccer for Sting ‘92 under Kenny Medina - Helped lead club team to USYS Region III Championship and four North Texas State titles HIGH SCHOOL Lettered four years and scored 92 goals at McKinney Boyd High School under Jimmie Lankford ... Helped lead team to state finals and was selected to the alltournament team in 2010 ... Named first team all-state by Texas coaches in 2010 and 2008 ... Selected as the district co-most valuable player in 2010 and the district offensive player of the year in 2008 ... Three-time all-region selection ... Tallied 33 goals and 24 assists as a sophomore ... Led team to state title in 2008 and was named to all-tournament team ... Ranked No. 18 recruit in 2010 TopDrawerSoccer. com Regional Top 20 ... Member of 2010 Academic All-State first team. PERSONAL Full name is Emily Morgan Reid ... Born in Irving, Texas ... Daughter of Craig and Lisa Reid ... Has a younger sister, Brantlee ... Father played baseball at Oklahoma ... Plans to major in health and exercise science.

SAMANTHA HOWELL Freshman | 5-6 | Midfield Heritage H.S. Colleyville, Texas | Colleyville

Freshman | 5-9 | Midfi rth H.S. Edmond, Okla. | Edmond No

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OVERVIEW - Part of the Oklahoma Olympic Development Program (2005-07) - Played club soccer for Hurricane F.C. ’92 under Kerry Shubert - Club team was state champions in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 HIGH SCHOOL Earned four letters at Edmond North High School under coach Austin Risenhoover ... Played in all 15 games as a senior and helped lead team to 2010 state and conference championships ... Played defense and scored three goals and three assists last season ... Team also played in state finals in 2007 and 2008 ... Tabbed all-state in 2010 and all-district in 2009 ... Named to Oklahoman’s All-City team in 2009 and 2010 and was awarded defensive player of the year in 2010 ... Selected to Edmond Sun’s All-Edmond team in 2009 and 2010 ... Named all-conference as a sophomore, junior and senior ... Also a standout golf player in high school (fourtime all-conference) ... Named all-state in 2010 and the Edmond Sun’s Golfer of the Year ... Member of the National Honor Society in 2008, 2009 and 2010. PERSONAL Full name is Carley Joanne Yates ... Born in Oklahoma City ... Daughter of Carlan and Debi Yates ... Has two older brothers, Seth and Kaleb, and an older sister, Shea ... Seth played soccer (2002) and golf (2002-06) at the University of Washington ... Shea played soccer at Baylor University (2004-07) and is a graduate assistant for the OU soccer program ... Father was on the Harvard rowing team (1973-77) and uncle, Alan Yates, lettered at Harvard in football and track (1972-76) ... Major undecided.

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OVERVIEW - 2009 ESPN RISE All-America Honorable Mention - Twice named to Region III Olympic Development Program pool - ODP National finalist in 2008 - Played club soccer for Dallas Sting ‘92 under Kenny Medina HIGH SCHOOL Lettered all four years at Colleyville Heritage High School under Misail Tsapos ... Scored 48 goals en route to four district championships ... Named 2009 Player of the Year by Fort Worth Star Telegram ... Tallied 23 goals as a junior and was named most valuable player in the district for the second consecutive year ... Team captain and team MVP as a junior and senior ... Twice named offensive player of the year in the district as a freshman and senior. PERSONAL Full name is Samantha Leda Howell ... Born in Dallas, Texas ... Daughter of Greg and Terri Howell ... Has one older sister, Amanda, who plays soccer for Wake Forest ... Majoring in optometry. SOONERSPORTS.COM - 45


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ANNALISA waHrd/ADeLLfen se

Freshman | 5-9 | For swood H.S. Friendswood, Texas | Friend

MOLLY RICHse/EYMi dfield

Freshman | 5-4 | Defen rman H.S. Tyler, Texas | Bishop T.K. Go

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OVERVIEW - Selected for Olympic Development Program state team (2006- 2009) - Also lettered in basketball and track in high school - Played club soccer for Challenge S.C. under Pat O’Toole

OVERVIEW - Played three years on the boys’ high school soccer team - Member of the Olympic Development Program state team from 2005-09 - Played club soccer for Dallas Sting ‘92 under Kenny Medina (won state in 2010, regional runner-up)

HIGH SCHOOL Earned four letters at Friendswood High School under Laura Peters and only played in half of the soccer team’s game as a two-sport star (basketball) ... Combined for 70 goals and 40 assists in prep career, including program-record 20 assists in 2008 ... Captained soccer team as a senior and was named first team all-state by the coaches’ association and all-region by the NSCAA after netting 26 goals and eight assists ... Tabbed 2010 All-Greater Houston first team by the Houston Chronicle ... District 23-4A Offensive Player of the Year in 2008 with team-leading 24 goals and 20 assists ... Named district newcomer of the year in 2007 ... Two-time all-state tournament team (2007 and 2009) ... Four-time all-district honoree in basketball (2009 district MVP and 2010 district defensive player of the year) ... Also ran track (all-county in 2007, 100M hurdles) ... 2010 academic all-state honoree. PERSONAL Full name is Annalisa Marie Hall ... Born in Anchorage, Alaska ... Daughter of Rob and Joanne Hall ... Has one older sister, Casianne , and two older brothers, Robert and Jacob ... Major undecided.

HIGH SCHOOL Lettered four years at T.K. Gorman Catholic High School under Skyler Clarkston ... Played for the boys’ team as a freshman, sophomore and junior .. School did not have a girls team until senior year in which she helped organize ... Named team most valuable player of boys’ team as a junior ... Three-time all-district honoree for boys’ soccer ... As a senior on girls’ team, named the district’s MVP and first team all-state ... Also ran cross country and track in high school ... Four-time all-state honoree in cross country and team won state championship in 2007. PERSONAL Full name is Molly Claire Richey ... Born in Tyler, Texas ... Daughter of Robert and Dabney Richey ... Has an older brother, Will ... Plans to major in petroleum geology.

IN AMY PETRIK ward

Freshman | 5-5 | For H.S. Tulsa, Okla. | Bishop Kelley

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OVERVIEW - Part of the ODP ‘91 pool in 2005 - Played club soccer for Hurricane F.C. under Kerry Shubert - Club team won State Cup Championship in 2008 and 2009 HIGH SCHOOL Lettered four years at Bishop Kelley under Troy Tokarchick ... Started 17 games as a senior and scored 25 goals and tallied 13 assists en route to collecting team most valuable player honor ... Tabbed metro player of the year in 2010 by Tulsa World ... Named all-state as a senior and finished prep career as school’s record holder for career goals scored with 86 ... Team captain as a junior and senior and co-offensive MVP in 2007, ‘08 and ‘09 ... Named all-district all four years ... Helped lead Bishop Kelley to state championships as a freshman, sophomore and senior ... Team won district titles all four years ... Member of the honor roll all four years. PERSONAL Full name is Amy Kathleen Petrikin ... Born in Tulsa, Okla. ... Daughter of Ron and Katie Petrikin ... Has four older brothers, Chris, Tim, Josh and Aaron ... Plans to major in business management. 46 - 2010 SOCCER MEDIA GUIDE

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ZOE DICKSOeldN/Fo rward Freshman | 5-6 | Midfi . Orange, Calif. | El Modena H.S

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OVERVIEW - Participated in U-15 and U-16 National Team Camp - Rated No. 78 in class of 2010 by TopDrawerSoccer.com - Played club soccer for Slammers F.C. under Ziad Khoury ... Team captain - Five-time California South ODP Team Captain, team won 2008 National Championship HIGH SCHOOL Four-year starter for Modena High School under Tony Barber ... Twice named team’s most valuable player ... Tabbed school’s offensive and defensive player of the year in 2009... Four-time all-conference member. PERSONAL Full name is Zoe Dickson ... Born in Orange, Calif. ... Daughter of Terry Nowotarski ... Has three older sisters, Likaia, Norrelle and Tiana ... Norrelle was an All-American softball player at OU and Tiana is a senior on the 2010 soccer team ... Major undeclared.

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OVERVIEW - Played on the North Texas Olympic Development Program team (2006-08) ... Region III in 2006 - Helped lead ’92G ODP team to national championship in 2008 - Captain for last four years for club team, Dallas Sting ‘92, under Kenny Medina - Helped club team to USYS Region III Championship and four North Texas State titles HIGH SCHOOL Earned four letters at J.J. Pearce High School under Oscar Borgarello ... Senior captain ... Team won state championship in 2009 and 2010 ... Named 2010 UIL State Championship Most Valuable Player and selected to all-tournament team ... Tabbed first team all-state in 2010 ... Three-time district offensive player of the year as a freshman, sophomore and junior ... Combined for 22 goals and 21 assists in first two seasons ... Tallied 17 goals and seven assists as a junior ... Also lettered two years in track and field. PERSONAL Full name is Kathryn Anne Watson ... Born in Dallas, Texas ... Daughter of Kim and James Watson ... Has one older sister, Ashley, and one older brother, Matthew ... Plans to major in dental hygiene.

ARE BAILEY BOUwaLW rd/Midfield Freshman | 5-6 | For . Mustang, Okla. | Mustang H.S

Freshman | 5-8 | Midfi H.S. Richardson, Texas | J.J. Pierce

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OVERVIEW - Part of the ‘91 Oklahoma Olympic Development Program (ODP) in 2008 - Played club soccer for Hurricane F.C.‘92 under Kerry Shubert - Club is three-time state champion and Region III finalist in 2007 and quarterfinalist in 2008 and 2009 HIGH SCHOOL Lettered four years at Mustang High School under Mike Mason ... Scored 23 goals and nine assists in 16 games played as a senior ... Named all-state as a senior, the All-City Offensive Player of the year and the team’s most valuable player ... Tallied 63 goals and 26 assists in 55 career prep games ... Three-time team offensive player of the year ... Named all-district in 2007, 2008 and 2009 ... Selected first team all-city in 2008, 2009 and 2010 ... Helped lead Mustang to two district titles in 2009 and 2010 ... Team advanced to state semifinals in 2008 and 2010 and to the quarterfinal round in 2007 and 2009.

PERSONAL Full name is Bailey Danielle Boulware ... Born in Oklahoma City ... Daughter of Shana and Bill Boulware ... Has two older siblings, Myka and Bryce ... Plans to major in nursing.

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2009 SEASON REVIEW notes and highlights

SOONERS FINISH INJURY-PLAGUED SEASON AT 7-10-2 The University of Oklahoma soccer team finished 2009 at 7-10-2 overall and doubled the win total from a year ago under second year head coach Nicole Nelson. The Sooners finished 10th in the Big 12 with a 2-7-1 mark. Despite the finish to the season, Coach Nelson saw the Sooners compete with some of the top teams in the country, including a 3-2 win over then-No. 13 Texas A&M, which advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16. The Sooners were 0-14 in the series prior to the meeting. “We are obviously disappointed anytime we do not make the postseason,” said Nelson. “Our goal is not only to be in the postseason (Big 12), but to go deep in the NCAA Tournament. We are disappointed in the overall finish but I feel very confident in the strides we made this year. “We won some big games and we were able to play at a high level against some of the top teams in the nation in USC, beating Texas A&M at home and LSU to name a few. I think the experience we got from playing those teams and winning a couple of those was big for our program.” The Sooners started off the 2009 campaign undefeated in the first four games with a 3-0-1 mark, but season-ending injuries to Sage Coralli and Kelsey Kraft, among others, led to a lack of experience on the field as several freshmen saw playing time. Overall, seven freshmen started at some point throughout the season, including up to six in the final games down the stretch. “We had a lot of young players receiving invaluable minutes,” added Nelson. “We had as many as six freshmen starting for us. The minutes that those girls played were invaluable. We are excited about the development we have made as a team and look forward to playing another full season with them. I feel very confident about the future and what it holds.” PALMER NAMED TO ALL-BIG 12 FIRST TEAM Following her All-Big 12 selection in 2009,Whitney Palmer became the first Sooner selected to the first team since Lauren MacIver in 2005. She is also one of three Sooners in program history to be named to the all-conference team in three separate seasons after collecting second team honors in 2008 and honorable mention in 2007.

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The 3-2 win over then-No . 13 Texas A&M on Sep t.. 27, 2009 was the first OU in 15 all-time series meeting s. It snapped an 11-game skid for OU against ranked foe s with the last win over No. 20 Texas on Sept. 25, 200 5.

2009 BREAKDOWN

RECORDS Overall Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-10-2 Big 12 Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7-1 Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-4-1 Away . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-6-1 Neutral . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-0-0 vs. Top 25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0-0

STATISTICAL LEADERS

Goals . . . . . . . . . Whitney Palmer (15) Assists . . . . . . . . . . . Dria Hampton (4) Points . . . . . . . . . Whitney Palmer (32) Shots . . . . . . . . . Whitney Palmer (69) Shots on goal . . Whitney Palmer (41) Saves . . . . . . Kelsey Devonshire (105) Shutouts . . . . . Kelsey Devonshire (6) GAA . . . . . . . Kelsey Devonshire (1.74)

AWARDS Whitney Palmer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . First team All-Big 12 . . . . . . . . . . . Second Team All-Region Ashley Farrand . . . . First team Academic All-District Michelle Alexander . . . . Third team Academic All-District Academic All-Big 12 Team Michelle Alexander . . . . . . . First team Lauren Alkek . . . . . . . . . . . . First team Tiana Dickson . . . . . . . . . . . First team Ashley Farrand . . . . . . . . . . First team Kelsey Kraft . . . . . . . . . . . . . First team Kate Marr . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . First team Jordan White . . . . . . . . . . Second team

PALMER RANKS TOP 15 IN NCAA IN GOALS SCORED At the end of the regular season, Whitney Palmer ranked eighth in the country with 15 goals, the highest total for a Sooner in a single season (13 - Logan Womack – 2001). Her 32 points ranked 16th in the nation. Palmer already is among the program’s most prolific goal scorers in OU history after her junior season, ranking in the top five of 11 different offensive categories, including second place with 29 career goals and 61 points. Earlier in 2009 against Tulsa, she became just the second player in school history to record a hat trick and also tied a single game record with two assists against Sam Houston St. PAIR VOTED ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT Ashley Farrand was named to the Academic All-District first team while Michelle Alexander was selected to the third team. The awards are career firsts for Farrand and Alexander and marks the seventh consecutive season that at least one OU soccer player was named to the Academic All-District team. In addition, it is the fourth such occasion with multiple Sooners honored.


SEVEN SOONER TABBED ACADEMIC ALL-BIG 12 Farrand and Alexander were also named Academic All-Big 12 first team members and were joined by Lauren Alkek, Tiana Dickson, Kelsey Kraft and Kate Marr. Jordan White was selected to the second team. OU has accumulated at least six or more first team academic honorees in each of the last six seasons. Farrand was one of 11 players in the Big 12 Conference to be nominated with a 4.0 GPA. She collected the third such honor of her career while Alkek and Dickson were honored for the second straight year. DEVONSHIRE FINISHES WITH SIXTH SHUTOUT OU freshman goalkeeper Kelsey Devonshire registered her sixth shutout of the season with six saves after entering the season finale tied for second in the Big 12 Conference. Devonshire’s efforts in 2009 produced one of the best by a Sooner goalkeeper as her six shutouts ranks tied for the third most in a single season and is an OU freshman record. CLOSE GAMES The one-goal games plagued OU in 2009, with two wins in eight opportunities. OU was 2-4-2 in games decided by one goal or less in 2009 and six of those contests have fell in Big 12 play where OU had two wins opposite three losses and a tie. OU was 3-5-1 in one-goal games in 2008. The season finale against Baylor marked the third overtime game of the season for OU, which recorded a 0-1-2 mark in those decisions. 2009 VS. 2008 In her second season at the helm, Nicole Nelson doubled the Sooners’ win total after 11 games from a year ago. In addition, OU improved in every major category. A more detailed look with statistical comparison of the 2008 and 2009 Sooners is below: 2009 2008

Goals 26 14

Assists Shots Corners GAA SHO 16 286 75 1.74 6 11 207 56 2.43 1

ATTENDANCE MARKS Thanks to the fans, the Sooners recorded two top-10 attendance marks in 2009. On Sept. 25 vs. Texas, the fourth best crowd at the OU Soccer Complex was on hand with 1,150 fans. On Aug. 28 vs. ORU, the attendance was 814, eighth best all-time. In 11 home games, OU averaged 644 fans at home compared to the 451 average in 2008 (10 games). FOUR SOONERS TIE ASSISTS RECORD IN 2009 Freshman midfielder Dria Hampton tied a school record with two assists in the 2-2 tie at Middle Tennessee. She was the fourth Sooner to accomplish the feat in 2009 (Michelle Alexander vs. Tulsa, Ashley Farrand vs. ORU and Whitney Palmer vs. Sam Houston State) and her performance marked the 16th time in school history. FRESHMAN FIRSTS Four different freshmen recorded points in 2009, including three in the season opener. Below is a look at some career firsts in 2009: Dria Hampton Jessica Johnson Katharine Nutman Brianna Turang

First Assist First Goal First Goal First Goal First Assist

vs. Missouri State (Aug. 21) vs. Oral Roberts (Aug. 28) vs. Missouri State (Aug. 21) at Middle Tennessee (Sept. 4) vs. Missouri State (Aug. 21)

Sophomore Kelsey Devons hire (above) set an OU freshman reco rd for most shutouts in a season with six in 2009. That total ranked second in the Big 12.

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2009 SEASON REVIEW stats and standings

Whitney Palmer finished what is arguably the bes t season by a Sooner in 2009 with 15 goals and 32 points. The 15 goals is a school record and ranked second in the Big 12 Conference and No. 12 nat ionally.

INDIVIDUAL STATS PLAYER GP-GS SHOTS G A PTS. GWG Whitney Palmer 19-19 69 15 2 32 1 Dria Hampton 19-19 52 3 4 10 1 Michelle Alexander 17-16 12 2 3 7 0 Kelsey Kraft 11-8 36 2 1 5 2 Jessica Johnson 17-2 14 1 0 2 0 Jordan White 19-19 35 1 1 3 1 Ashley Farrand 19-14 18 1 2 4 1 Katherine Nutman 15-14 8 1 0 2 0 Ashley Bolden 10-10 0 0 0 0 0 Kelsey Devonshire 19-19 0 0 0 0 0 Candace Campsey 1-0 0 0 0 0 0 Claire West 9-3 1 0 0 0 0 Kali Fournier 13-3 1 0 0 0 0 Danielle Digeralamo 3-0 0 0 0 0 0 Lauren Alkek 18-18 16 0 0 0 0 Tiana Dickson 19-19 6 0 0 0 0 Leslie Shurtleff 11-0 3 0 2 2 0 Sage Coralli 1-1 0 0 0 0 0 Kate Marr 19-13 3 0 0 0 0 Brianna Turang 19-13 3 0 2 2 0 Ashlee Coleman 16-1 5 0 1 1 0 Olivia Staff 16-8 4 0 0 0 0 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------TOTALS 19 207 14 11 39 3 GOALKEEPER GP-GS MIN. SV GA GAA SHO W-L-T Kelsey Devonshire 19-19 1760:27 105 34 1.74 6 7-10-2 Team - 0:00 6 0 0.00 0 0-0-0 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------TOTALS 19 1760:27 111 34 1.74 6 7-10-2

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2009 RESULTS DATE OPPONENT W/L SCORE SF SA ATT. 08/21.......... Missouri State..................W............3-0................. 12........ 12..........558 08/23.......... Sam Houston...................W............3-0................. 32........ 3............609 08/28.......... Oral Roberts.....................W ...........2-0................. 25........ 10..........814 08/30.......... Tulsa................................W............3-1................. 29........ 12..........713 09/04.......... at Middle Tennessee........T(2OT).....2-2................. 21........ 16..........736 09/06.......... at Vanderbilt....................L.............1-3................. 12........ 20..........431 09/11.......... at LSU..............................L.............0-4................. 7.......... 19........1262 09/18.......... Lamar..............................W............2-0................. 24........ 6............734 09/20.......... USC..................................L.............0-1................. 20........ 25..........572 09/25.......... Texas*..............................L.............1-2................. 17........ 16........1150 09/27.......... Texas A&M*.....................W............3-2................. 9.......... 32..........570 10/02.......... at Colorado*....................L.............1-5................. 7.......... 18........1136 10/04.......... at Texas Tech*..................L.............1-3................. 8.......... 20..........613 10/09.......... at Iowa State*.................W............1-0................. 5.......... 20..........458 10/11.......... at Nebraska*...................L.............2-5................. 11........ 24..........294 10/16.......... Kansas*...........................L.............1-2 ................ 11........ 21..........402 10/18.......... Missouri*.........................L(2OT).....0-1................. 10........ 26..........425 10/23.......... at Oklahoma State*.........L.............0-3................. 7.......... 18........1297 10/30.......... Baylor*............................T(2OT).....0-0................. 19........ 16..........537 * Big 12 Conference game

BIG 12 STATS PLAYER GP-GS SHOTS G A PTS. GWG Whitney Palmer 10-10 34 8 0 16 0 Dria Hampton 10-10 14 1 0 2 1 Michelle Alexander 8-7 4 0 1 1 0 Kelsey Kraft 2-2 14 1 0 2 1 Jessica Johnson 10-2 8 0 0 0 0 Jordan White 10-10 14 0 0 0 0 Ashley Farrand 10-9 3 0 0 0 0 Katherine Nutman 10-10 5 0 0 0 0 Ashley Bolden 2-2 0 0 0 0 0 Kelsey Devonshire 10-10 0 0 0 0 0 Candace Campsey 1-0 0 0 0 0 0 Claire West 5-2 1 0 0 0 0 Kali Fournier 10-3 1 0 0 0 0 Danielle Digeralamo 2-0 0 0 0 0 0 Lauren Alkek 9-9 9 0 0 0 0 Tiana Dickson 10-10 2 0 0 0 0 Leslie Shurtleff 7-0 0 0 0 0 0 Kate Marr 10-2 1 0 0 0 0 Brianna Turang 10-10 0 0 1 1 0 Ashlee Coleman 9-0 0 0 0 0 0 Olivia Staff 8-2 1 0 0 0 0 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------TOTALS 10 110 7 4 18 2 GOALKEEPER GP-GS MIN. SV GA GAA SHO W-L-T Kelsey Devonshire 10-10 930:27 65 23 2.22 2 2-7-1 Team - 0:00 4 0 0.00 0 0-0-0 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------TOTALS 10 930:27 69 23 2.22 2 2-7-1


2009 BIG 12 REGULAR SEASON STANDINGS Team Missouri Texas A&M Colorado Nebraska Oklahoma State Texas Baylor Kansas Texas Tech Oklahoma Iowa State

| --------------------- Conference ----------------------- | W L T Pct. GF GA Pts. 7 1 2 .800 27 12 23 6 2 2 .700 20 12 20 6 4 0 .600 12 7 18 5 3 2 .600 23 20 17 5 5 0 .500 13 10 15 4 3 3 .550 10 12 15 3 4 3 .450 8 12 12 4 6 0 .400 18 24 12 3 4 3 .450 15 15 12 2 7 1 .250 10 23 7 2 8 0 .200 6 15 6

| -------------------- Overall ------------------------ | W L T Pct. GF GA 13 6 3 .659 56 33 15 7 3 .660 51 58 9 10 0 .474 26 22 11 5 4 .650 62 33 15 7 2 .667 46 16 9 9 3 .500 24 32 8 6 5 .553 27 18 12 8 2 .591 47 36 8 8 4 .500 40 34 7 10 2 .421 26 34 7 9 4 .450 18 22

vs. Top 25 0-1-2 4-3-1 1-5 1-0 2-3-2 1-2 0-2 2-2 1-1-1 1-0 1-2

Game vs. Oklahoma W, 1-0 (2OT) L, 2-3 W, 5-1 W, 5-2 W, 3-0 W, 2-1 T, 0-0 (2OT) W, 2-1 W, 3-1 ------L, 0-1

No. 4 Nebraska First Round: Nov. 4, 2009

Oklahoma State

No. 5 Oklahoma State Semifinals: Nov. 6, 2009

Oklahoma State

San Antonio, Texas | Blossom Soccer Stadium

No. 1 Missouri First Round: Nov. 4, 2009

Missouri

No. 8 Kansas CHAMPIONSHIP GAME Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009

Oklahoma State

No. 3 Colorado First Round: Nov. 4, 2009

Texas

No. 6 Texas Semifinals: Nov. 6, 2009

Texas A&M

No. 2 Texas A&M First Round: Nov. 4, 2009

Texas A&M

No. 7 Baylor

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2009 SEASON REVIEW game recaps

GAME

OU 3, MISSOURI STATE 0 Aug. 21, 2009, at Norman, Okla. 1 2 Missouri State 0 0 Oklahoma 2 1

F 0 3

Individual Scoring: OU White, Jordan (Hampton) OU Palmer, Whitney (Turang) OU Johnson, Jessica (Coleman)

20:36 41:39 80:51

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Shots Saves Corner Kicks Fouls Attendance

GAME

3

Oral Roberts Oklahoma

GAME NOTES: - OU improved to 3-0-1 when opening a season at home and 7-6-1 all-time in season openers.

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2 0 1

OU 2 at MIDDLE TENNESSEE 2 (2OT) Sept. 4, 2009, at Murfreesboro, Tenn. 1 2 OT 2OT F Oklahoma 0 2 0 0 2 Middle Tennessee 0 2 0 0 2

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F 0 2

Individual Scoring: OU Hampton, Dria (Farrand and White) 43:13 OU Hampton, Dria (Farrand) 82:01 Shots Saves Corner Kicks Fouls Attendance

OU 12, MSU 12 MSU 4, OU 2 OU 3, MSU 2 OU 8, MSU 3 558

GAME

OU 2, ORAL ROBERTS 0 Aug. 28, 2009, at Norman, Okla.

OU 25, ORU 10 ORU 11, OU 4 OU 6, ORU 2 ORU 13, OU 10 814

GAME NOTES: - The last time OU started a season at 3-0 was in 2007 ... The only other 3-0 starts include 2002 (6-0) and 2001 (3-0).

- The Sooners are undefeated in three meetings against Missouri State with the last coming in 2006.

- The Sooners are 10-2 all-time against the Golden Eagles with victories in each of the last four meetings and a 6-0 mark at home.

- Three different freshmen recorded points in the game with assists from Dria Hampton and Brianna Turang and a goal from Jessica Johnson.

- Ashley Farrand tied a school record with two assists in the game. She is the second Sooner to accomplish the feat this season.

Individual Scoring: OU Nutman, Katharine (Hampton) 61:06 MT Threlkeld, Jen (Mueggler/Moscoso) 73:37 MT Goeglein, Paige (Suominen) 86:32 OU Palmer, Whitney (Hampton) 89:02 Shots Saves Corner Kicks Fouls Attendance

OU 21, MT 16 MT 12, OU 5 OU 9, MT 8 MT 10, OU 6 736

GAME NOTES: - The game was the second in the all-time series after OU and Middle Tennessee played to a scoreless tie in Norman during the 2007 season. - Dria Hampton tied a school record with two assists in the game. She is the fourth Sooner to accomplish the feat this season.

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Sam Houston Oklahoma

1 0 0

2 0 3

Individual Scoring: OU Kraft, Kelsey (Palmer) OU Alexander, Michelle (Hampton) OU Alexander, Michelle (Palmer) Shots Saves Corner Kicks Fouls Attendance

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OU 3, SAM HOUSTON 0 Aug. 23, 2009, at Norman, Okla.

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F 0 3

Tulsa Oklahoma

45:13 77:40 80:07

Individual Scoring: TU Taylor, Hanna (unassisted) OU Palmer, Whitney (Alexander) OU Palmer, Whitney (Alexander) OU Palmer, Whitney (penalty kick)

OU 32, SHSU 3 SHSU 11, OU 1 OU 5, SHSU 0 SHSU 10, OU 8 609

GAME NOTES: - OU won the first two games of the season for the third time in the last five years and the seventh overall. - The game was the first meeting between OU and Sam Houston State . - Five different Sooners have scored goals after two games, including Michelle Alexander’s team-leading two. - Whitney Palmer tied a school record with two assists in the game. She is the 12th Sooner in program history to reach the mark.

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2 0 1

F 1 3

VANDERBILT 3, OU 1 Sept. 6, 2009, at Nashville, Tenn. 1 2 Oklahoma 1 0 Vanderbilt 1 2

F 1 3

04:20 34:20 37:39 88:13

Individual Scoring: OU Palmer, Whitney (unassisted) VU Kinsella, Molly (Lillie) VU Stewart, Chelsea (unassisted) VU Lukens, Nicole (Rhoades/Kinsella)

12:40 14:53 52:59 59:41

OU 29, TU 12 TU 12, OU 5 OU 9, TU 3 TU 11, OU 6 713

GAME NOTES: - The last time OU started a season at 4-0 was in 2002, making the only other time the Sooners were 4-0 at the beginning of the year (started 6-0). - The Sooners have dominated opponents this season with a 49-13 advantage in shots on goal. - Whitney Palmer is tied for fourth place all-time at OU with Lauren MacIver and 18 goals scored. - MIchelle Alexander tied a school record with two assists in the game. She is the third Sooner to accomplish the feat this season.

Shots Saves Corner Kicks Fouls Attendance

VU 20, OU 12 OU 8, VU 6 VU 9, OU 1 VU 13, OU 11 431

GAME NOTES: - The game was the first in the series between OU and Vanderbilt. - Whitney Palmer scored her 20th career goal on Sunday and became the second fastest Sooner in program history to reach that mark after 44 games played ... Only Logan Womack, the school’s all-time leading goal scorer (34), reached the feat faster after 38 games played. - Freshmen Brianna Turang and Katharine Nutman started Sunday’s game ... OU has started five true freshmen in the first six games (Kelsey Devonshire, Dria Hampton, Nutman, Olivia Staff and Turang).


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LSU 4, OU 0 Sept. 11, 2009, at Baton Rouge, La. 1 2 F Oklahoma 0 0 0 LSU 2 2 4

Individual Scoring: LSU Yepez, Rachel (Rutledge) LSU Clarke, Melissa (penalty kick) LSU Clarke, Melissa (Rutledge) LSU Leyoub, Natalie (Clarke)

Individual Scoring: USC Garcia, Courtney (Tomer)

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06:17 37:25 60:57 84:12

LSU 19, OU 7 OU 5, LSU 4 LSU 5, OU 4 LSU 8, OU 5 1,262

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USC 1, OU 0 Sept. 20, 2009, at Norman, Okla.

USC Oklahoma

Shots Saves Corner Kicks Fouls Attendance

1 1 0

2 0 0

F 1 0 08:13

USC 25, OU 20 OU 11, USC 6 USC 4, OU 2 USC 10, OU 4 572

- The loss was the Sooners’ first at home this season. - OU has been held scoreless in two game this season (USC and LSU).

- The Sooners have not been shut out since Oct. 24, 2008 against Nebraska, spanning eight straight games

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1 0 1

2 0 1

Individual Scoring: OU Farrand, Ashley (unassisted) OU Palmer, Whitney (unassisted) Shots Saves Corner Kicks Fouls Attendance

GAME

OU 2, LAMAR 0 Sept. 18, 2009, at Norman, Okla.

10 F 0 2 11:22 54:34

OU 24, Lamar 6 Lamar 11, OU 1 Lamar 4, OU 2 OU 14, Lamar 13 734

GAME NOTES: - The game was the first in the series between OU and Lamar. - The Sooners led 1-0 at the half and are 4-0 when leading after the first 45 minutes this season ... OU is also 4-0-1 when holding the opposition scoreless at the half. -Freshman goalkeeper Kelsey Devonshire recorded her fourth shutout of 2009, a mark that is tied for sixth best in a single season at OU and ranks fourth all-time in a career.

05:55 08:09 13:15 54:12 60:45

Shots Saves Corner Kicks Fouls Attendance

TAMU 32, OU 9 OU 9, TAMU 3 TAMU 5, OU 0 OU 8, TAMU 6 570

GAME NOTES: - The win was the first for OU in 15 all-time meetings with Texas A&M. It also snapped an 11-game skid for the Sooners against ranked opponents (beat No. 21 Texas on Sept. 25, 2005).

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Texas Oklahoma

1 1 0

2 1 1

Individual Scoring: UT Doniak, Kylie (Rivera) OU Palmer, Whitney (unassisted) UT Higgins, Hannah (Goodson) Shots Saves Corner Kicks Fouls Attendance

Individual Scoring: OU Palmer, Whitney (unassisted) OU Palmer, Whitney (Kraft) TAMU Hamilton, Katie (unassisted) TAMU Hamilton, Katie (Ketchum) OU Kraft, Kelsey (unassisted)

- Whitney Palmer recorded her second multi-goal game of the season ... The 10 goals this season is a career high for Palmer and she ranks third all-time with 24 career scores.

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F 2 3

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GAME NOTES: - The game was the first in the series between OU and Lamar.

GAME NOTES: - The game was the fourth meeting in the series between Oklahoma and LSU ... The Tigers have won the last two meetings in the series and own a 3-0-1 advantage .

OU 3, No. 13 TEXAS A&M 2 Sept. 27, 2009, at Norman, Okla. 1 2 No. 13 Texas A&M 1 1 Oklahoma 2 1

F 2 1 21:27 47:23 56:29

OU 17, OU 16 OU 7, UT 5 OU 7, UT 3 OU 15, UT 7 1,150

GAME NOTES: - The 1,150 fans on hand marks the fourth-largest crowd for an OU home game.

COLORADO 5, OU 1 Oct. 2, 2009, at Boulder, Colo. 1 2 Oklahoma 1 0 Colorado 2 3

F 1 5

Individual Scoring: CU Marshall, Nikki (Butler) OU Palmer, Whitney (unassisted) CU Butler, Kelly (Marshall) CU Marshall, Nikki (Menachof) CU Marshall, Nikki (unassisted) CU Marshall, Nikki (unassisted)

21:16 25:44 35:40 61:01 62:56 65:47

Shots Saves Corner Kicks Fouls Attendance

CU 18, OU 7 OU 2, CU 1 CU 5, OU 0 OU 3, CU 2 1,136

- The Sooners are 0-3 this season when trailing at the half (LSU, USC and Texas).

GAME NOTES: - Whitney Palmer has scored in eight of the Sooners’ 12 games this season.

- OU is 4-3 all-time at home against Texas.

- OU is 1-6 all-time at Colorado.

- The Sooners failed to record a corner kick for the second straight game.

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GAME

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13

TEXAS TECH 3, OU 1 Oct. 4, 2009, at Lubbock, Texas 1 2 Oklahoma 0 1 Texas Tech 2 1

F 1 3

Individual Scoring: TTU McCall, Casey (Williams) TTU Ward, Dawn (unassisted) TTU Ellison, Sarah (Lytle) OU Palmer, Whitney (unassisted)

08:45 16:32 50:09 75:25

Shots Saves Corner Kicks Fouls Attendance

TTU 20, OU 8 TTU 5, OU 4 TTU 3, OU 2 OU 15, TTU 8 613

GAME NOTES: - Whitney Palmer is tied for second all-time at OU with 26 career scores and her 12 goals this season is the second best total in a single season behind Logan Womack’s 13 in 2001. - Palmer has scored in four straight games and in eight of the last 10 games ... The consecutive streak is tied for the longest in program history with Lauren MacIver’s four-game stretch recorded back in 2005.

GAME

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Oklahoma Iowa State

1 0 0

2 1 0

Individual Scoring: OU Hampton, Dria (Turang) Shots Saves Corner Kicks Fouls Attendance

Oklahoma Nebraska

Shots Saves Corner Kicks Fouls Attendance

ISU 20, OU 5 OU 8, ISU 2 ISU 6, OU 1 OU 8, ISU 5 458

GAME NOTES: - The Sooners are 1-6-1 all-time at Iowa State and the game was the first road win of the season.

2 0 0

F 1 0 16:16 18:08 24:51 46:29 61:58 75:29 83:30

2 1 0

Individual Scoring: OU Palmer, Whitney (unassisted) KU Berry, Whitney (Williamson) KU Cressy, Emily (Williamson) Shots Saves Corner Kicks Fouls Attendance

F 2 1 36:31 38:49 72:02

KU 21, OU 11 OU 11, KU 4 KU 4, OU 3 OU 11, KU 8 402

- 10 of the 14 meetings in the series with ISU have been decided by one goal or less ... OU is 2-2 in one-goal games this season (3-5 in 2008). - Freshman Kali Fournier made her first career start ... She is the sixth Sooner freshman to make a start in 2009.

-Palmer has scored in six of the last seven games with eight goals in that span.

- Whitney Palmer’s four-game streak with a goal scored came to an end.

- OU is 6-3-1 this season when tallying the game’s first goal.

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MU 26, OU 10 OU 11, MU 4 MU 11, OU 5 OU 12, MU 12 425

- The game was just the Sooners’ second played in overtime in 2009 while Missouri is 2-0-2 in extra time. cores.

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GAME NOTES: - Junior forward Whitney Palmer was honored prior to Friday’s game after she broke the OU single season record for goals scored last weekend at Nebraska (13, Logan Womack in 2001).

-The Sooners are 5-0-1 this season when holding the opposition scoreless at the half.

Individual Scoring: MU Collins, Michelle (Andrighetto) 100:27

GAME OKLAHOMA STATE 3, OU 0 Oct. 23, 2009, at Stillwater, Okla. 1 2 Oklahoma 0 0 Oklahoma State 1 2

KANSAS 2, OU 1 Oct. 16, 2009, at Norman, Okla. 1 1 1

MISSOURI 1, OU 0 (2OT) Oct. 18, 2009, at Norman, Okla. 1 2 OT 2OT F Missouri 0 0 0 1 1 Oklahoma 0 0 0 0 0

GAME NOTES: - OU is 2-4-1 in games decided by one goal or less and five of those contests have fallen in Big 12 play.

NU 24, OU 11 OU 5, NU 4 NU 4, OU 2 NU 11, OU 8 294

Kansas Oklahoma 64:49

1 1 0

GAME NOTES: - Palmer’s 14 goals this season eclipses the previous school record (13) recorded by Logan Womack in 2001 ... Her 30 points in 2009 is also an OU single-season record ... In addition, she moved into sole possession of second place at OU with 28 career goals.

16 F 1 0

17

Individual Scoring: OU Palmer, Whitney (Alexander) NU Marlborough, M. (Powell/Jackson) NU Marlborough, M. (unassisted) NU Jackson, Jordan (unassisted) OU Palmer, Whitney (unassisted) NU Marlborough, M. (Slapper) NU Caniglia, Anna (Thomas)

GAME

OU 1, IOWA STATE 0 Oct. 9, 2009, at Ames, Iowa

GAME

NEBRASKA 5, OU 2 Oct. 11, 2009, at Lincoln, Neb.

F 0 3

Individual Scoring: OSU Niemeier, Annika (unassisted) 27:02 OSU Lopez, Krista (Treadwell) 70:16 OSU Farrell, Alison (Treadwell/Niemeier) 75:32 Shots Saves Corner Kicks Fouls Attendance

OSU 18, OU 7 OU 6, OSU 0 OSU 5, OU 3 OSU 9, OU 3 1,297

GAME NOTES: - The Cowgirls have won five straight meetings in the series and extended their advantage to 12-2-1 all-time. - OU was shut out for the fourth time this season. - The Sooners trailed 1-0 at the half and are 0-7 in 2009 in that situation. - Oklahoma State was OU’ ninth opponent in 2009 to be ranked at some point during the year.


GAME OU 0, BAYLOR 0 (2OT) Oct. 30, 2009, at Norman, Okla. 1 2 OT 2OT F Baylor 0 0 0 0 0 Oklahoma 0 0 0 0 0

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Individual Scoring: none Shots Saves Corner Kicks Fouls Attendance

OU 19, BU 16 OU 6, BU 6 OU 11, BU 5 BU 18, OU 15 537

GAME NOTES: - The game marked the third overtime game of the season for OU, which recorded a 0-1-2 mark in those decisions. - The scoreless tie marked the eighth game this season in which the outcome was decided by one goal or less (2-4-2). - Kelsey Devonshire recorded her sixth shutout of the season, the second most in the Big 12 and the third best by a Sooner in a single season (freshman record).

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- Oklahoma recorded a season-high 11 corner kicks (one shy of tying a school record).

TEAM HIGHS

OPPONENT HIGHS

Points

14 11

at Nebraska (Oct. 11) at LSU (Sept. 11)) at Colorado (Oct. 2) at LSU (Sept. 11))

vs. Sam Houston (Aug. 23) vs. Tulsa (Aug. 30)

Goals 5 4 Assists 4 Shots 32 26

vs. Texas A&M (Sept. 27) vs. Missouri (Oct. 18)

Shots on goal 15 vs. Tulsa (Aug. 30) 14 twice, last at Middle Tenn. (Sept. 4)

Shots on goal 13 12

vs. Kansas (Oct. 16) twice, last vs. Missouri (Oct. 18)

Saves 11

Saves 12

Twice, last game: at Middle Tenn. (Sept. 4)

Shots on goal 6 Hampton, Dria vs. ORU (Aug. 28) 5 twice, last game: Palmer, Whitney vs. Texas A&M (Sept. 27)

Corner Kicks

9 8

at Vanderbilt (Sept. 6) at Middle Tenn. (Sept. 4)

Saves

Fouls

18 13

Points

9 9

vs. Sam Houston (Aug. 23) vs. Missouri State (Aug. 21)

Goals 3

Four times, last game: vs. Texas A&M (Sept. 27)

Assists 3

Three times, last game: vs. Oral Roberts (Aug. 28)

Shots

Corner Kicks

32 29

Three times, last game: vs. Missouri (Oct. 18)

11 vs. Baylor (Oct 30) 9 twice, last at Middle Tenn. (Sept. 4)

Fouls 15

Three times, last game: vs. Baylor (Oct. 30)

twice, last game: Nebraska (Oct. 11)

INDIVIDUAL HIGHS Points

6 Palmer, Whitney vs. Tulsa (Aug. 30) 4 Four times, last game: Palmer, Whitney at Nebraska (Oct. 11)

Goals 3 Palmer, Whitney vs. Tulsa (Aug. 30) 2 Four times, last game: Palmer, Whitney at Nebraska (Oct. 11) Assists 2 Four times, last game: Hampton, Dria at Middle Tenn. (Sept. 4) Shots

9

11 10

Twice, last game: Palmer, Whitney vs. Tulsa (Aug. 30)

Devonshire, K. vs. Kansas (Oct. 16) Devonshire, K. vs. USC (Sept. 18)

vs. Baylor (Oct. 30) at Vanderbilt (Sept. 6)

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SOONER STAFF


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SOONER HISTORY

year-by-year stats and program highlights YEAR-BY-YEAR STATISTICS . YEAR COACH OVERALL BIG 12 (PLACE) POSTSEASON GOALS ASSISTS POINTS SHOTS SAVES GA GAA SHO 2009......Nicole Nelson.........7-10-2..............2-7-1 (10th)....................N/A.................... 26................ 16.................68.............. 286..............111............34......... 1.74.......... 6 2008......Nicole Nelson.........3-15-1...............2-7-1 (9th).....................N/A.................... 14................ 11.................39.............. 207..............110............47......... 2.43.......... 1 2007......Randy Evans..........6-10-3...............2-7-1 (9th).....................N/A.................... 22................ 17.................61.............. 208..............110............24......... 1.21.......... 5 2006......Randy Evans..........8-11-1...............3-6-1 (7th)..................... 0-1..................... 30................ 26.................86.............. 250..............116............27......... 1.34.......... 7 2005......Randy Evans..........13-6-1...............5-4-1 (7th)..................... 0-1..................... 37................ 40................114............. 356...............96.............26......... 1.26.......... 7 2004......Randy Evans...........7-8-3...............3-7-0 (10th)....................N/A.................... 22................ 17.................61.............. 246...............99.............23......... 1.21.......... 4 2003......Randy Evans...........8-7-5................3-3-4 (6th) ................... 0-2*.................... 28................ 23.................79.............. 254..............163............28......... 1.30.......... 4 2002......Randy Evans..........11-8-0.............4-6-0 (T-7th)...................N/A.................... 31................ 30.................92.............. 302...............89.............24......... 1.25.......... 8 2001......Randy Evans..........11-7-1...............4-5-1 (6th)..................... 0-1..................... 36................ 27.................99.............. 337...............97.............17......... 0.87.......... 9 2000......Randy Evans..........10-9-1...............4-5-1 (6th)..................... 1-1..................... 26................ 21.................73.............. 291..............130............21......... 1.00.......... 7 1999......Randy Evans..........4-13-1.............2-8-0 (T-9th)...................N/A.................... 17................ 10.................44.............. 222..............108............32......... 1.72.......... 3 1998......Bettina Fletcher......8-9-0...............2-7-0 (10th)....................N/A.................... 30................ 35.................95.............. 227...............83.............38......... 2.22.......... 3 1997......Bettina Fletcher.....2-14-0..............1-9-0 (11th)....................N/A.................... 18................ 13.................49.............. 221..............124............43......... 2.57.......... 1 1996......Bettina Fletcher.....1-13-0.................... N/A...........................N/A..................... 9.................. 3..................21............... 62...............118............50......... 3.57.......... 0 TOTALS:.............................99-140-19.............38-87-11...................... 1-6.................... 346.............. 289...............981............ 3469............1554..........434..........NA.......... 68 . * - indicates NCAA tournament appearance .

COACHING HISTORY

1996 - Bettina Fletcher was the first head coach of the OU soccer program. The Sooners did not sta rt competition in the Big 12 Conference until 1997.

BETTINA FLETCHER

Tenure Overall record Big 12 Record

1996-1998 11-36 . 3-16.

RANDY EVANS

Tenure Overall record Big 12 Record Awards

1999-2007 . 78-79-16 9. 5130Year 2000 Big 12 Coach of the Coach of the Year ion Reg l tra 2000 NSCAA Cen

2007 - Oklahoma native Nicole Nelson is named the third head coach in the hist ory of the program on Dec . 21. She is the first head coach in the program to be born in the state of Okl ahoma.

NICOLE NELSON

Tenure Overall record Big 12 Record

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Randy Evans owns the longest tenure as the Soo ners head coach with nine sea sons at the helm. He is the program leader in wins with 78.

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OKLAHOMA SOCCER TIME LINE

1996 The Oklahoma soccer program began and My Ta scored the first goal in school history on Sept. 6, 1996, against Regis.

1999 Christen Secrest was named the Sooners’ first All-Big 12 honoree in 1999. Secrest was named to the second team after leading the defense and starting each of the Sooners’ 18 games.

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emic a three-time Acad Secrest was also 01. 20 9199 m fro All-Big 12 honoree

2000 In his second year, Randy Evans is named the Big 12 Coach of the Year and the Central Region Coach of the Year (NSCAA) after OU finishes 10-9-1 overall and 4-5-1 in the Big 12.

2001 The Sooners post a then-program record 11 wins and 36 goals en route to making their second consecutive Big 12 postseason appearance.

2002 Logan Womack records the first hat trick in OU history on Sept. 27 against Baylor. OU won the game 4-2 and Womack finished her career as the Sooners’ all-time leading goal-scorer.

2003 The program earns its first top 25 ranking and also makes its first appearance in the NCAA Tournament. OU fell 1-0 to then-No. 7 Tennessee in the first round.

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arning Its first appe OU fell short of win ee. ss nne Te at ey Tourn ance in the NCAA

2004 A record crowd of 1,348 gathered to watch OU battle Oklahoma State in the annual Bedlam Rivalry at John Crain Field. . .

2005

The Sooners, led by Lauren MacIver, set program records for wins (13), goals (37), assists (40) and points (114) scored in a season.

2006 The OU Soccer Complex reopens after a $4.5 million renovation in the offseason that added locker rooms, increased seating and a press box. The facility originally opened in 2000 and was named John Crain Field in 2002.

2008 Whitney Palmer becomes one of three Sooners in school history to collect Big 12 honors in multiple years, joining Lauren MacIver and Logan Womack, both three-time honorees.

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e All-Big 12 honoree Palmer is a two-tim 08. second team in 20 after being named

2009 The Sooners start off the season with a 6-4-1 record including the program’s first win over Texas A&M. OU topped the then-No. 13 Aggies, 3-2, for the first win in 15 all-time series meetings.

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yearly leaders and results

programice led OU with a Jennifer Nichols tw 06. 20 d an 05 20 uts in best seven shuto

2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996

GOALS Whitney Palmer.......................................... 15 Whitney Palmer............................................ 8 Whitney Palmer............................................ 6 Kady Kelly..................................................... 8 Lauren MacIver.............................................. 8 Savannah Scott............................................. 6 Logan Womack/Becky Nelson....................... 6 Krissy Dawson............................................... 9 Logan Womack............................................ 13 Jonette Coquat/Logan Womack..................... 7 Jonette Coquat.............................................. 6 Jonette Coquat.............................................. 7 Heather Morrison.......................................... 8 Kaycee Casner............................................... 3

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GAME-WINNING GOALS Kelsey Kraft................................................... 2 W. Palmer/Jordan White/ Ashley Farrand...... 1 Whitney Palmer............................................ 4 Kady Kelly/Shana All..................................... 3 Lauren MacIver.............................................. 5 Becky Nelson................................................. 2 Logan Womack.............................................. 3 Krissy Dawson............................................... 2 Logan Womack.............................................. 7 Jonette Coquat.............................................. 5 Jonette Coquat.............................................. 2 Jonette Coquat.............................................. 3 Heather Morrison.......................................... 2 Kaycee Casner............................................... 1

2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996

MINUTES IN GOAL Kelsey Devonshire.............................. 1760:27 Lisa Jett.............................................. 1166:15 Jennifer Nichols.................................. 1027:03 Jennifer Nichols.................................. 1819:50 Jennifer Nichols.................................. 1854:12 Catherine Wade......................................... 896 Catherine Wade...................................... 1,871 Catherine Wade...................................... 1,624 Catherine Wade...................................... 1,082 Jana Cunningham.................................. 1,762 Jana Cunningham..................................... 894 Ayn Toppin................................................ 777 Josie Miller............................................. 1,427 Laura Purser........................................... 1,215

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ASSISTS Dria Hampton................................................ 4 Kelsey Allison................................................ 3 Shana All....................................................... 3 Kady Kelly..................................................... 6 Lauren MacIver.............................................. 8 Shana All....................................................... 6 Lauren MacIver.............................................. 5 Krissy Dawson............................................... 8 Krissy Dawson/Shannon Wing....................... 5 Jonette Coquat.............................................. 6 Heather Martinelli/Shannon Wing................ 3 Heather Morrison.......................................... 6 Natalie Hixson............................................... 4 Katherine Smith............................................ 2

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SHOTS Whitney Palmer.......................................... 69 Whitney Palmer.......................................... 57 Whitney Palmer.......................................... 40 Kady Kelly................................................... 50 Lauren MacIver............................................ 95 Savannah Scott........................................... 42 Lauren MacIver............................................ 69 Lauren MacIver............................................ 61 Logan Womack............................................ 70 Jonette Coquat............................................ 80 Jonette Coquat............................................ 67 Jonette Coquat............................................ 47 Heather Morrison........................................ 68 Sheri Whatley.............................................. 12

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SHUTOUTS Kelsey Devonshire......................................... 6 Traci Dickenson.............................................. 1 Tara MacDonald/Jennifer Nichols.................. 2 Jennifer Nichols............................................. 7 Jennifer Nichols............................................. 7 Catherine Wade............................................. 3 Catherine Wade............................................. 4 Catherine Wade............................................. 6 Catherine Wade............................................. 5 Jana Cunningham......................................... 6 Jana Cunningham/Ayn Toppin....................... 1 Josie Miller.................................................... 2 Josie Miller.................................................... 1 None

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POINTS Whitney Palmer.......................................... 32 Whitney Palmer.......................................... 16 Whitney Palmer.......................................... 13 Kady Kelly................................................... 22 Lauren MacIver............................................ 24 Savannah Scott........................................... 13 Logan Womack............................................ 16 Krissy Dawson............................................. 26 Logan Womack............................................ 27 Jonette Coquat............................................ 20 Jonette Coquat............................................ 14 Jonette Coquat............................................ 19 Heather Morrison........................................ 18 Kaycee Casner............................................... 6

2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996

SAVES Kelsey Devonshire..................................... 105 Lisa Jett....................................................... 77 Tara MacDonald........................................... 55 Jennifer Nichols......................................... 113 Jennifer Nichols........................................... 89 Jennifer Nichols........................................... 49 Catherine Wade......................................... 151 Catherine Wade........................................... 85 Catherine Wade........................................... 64 Jana Cunningham..................................... 124 Jana Cunningham....................................... 55 Josie Miller.................................................. 42 Josie Miller................................................ 121 Laura Purser.............................................. 113

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GOALS-AGAINST AVERAGE Kelsey Devonshire.................................... 1.74 Traci Dickenson......................................... 1.72 Tara MacDonald........................................ 1.19 Jennifer Nichols........................................ 1.34 Jennifer Nichols........................................ 1.26 Catherine Wade........................................ 0.80 Catherine Wade........................................ 1.30 Catherine Wade........................................ 1.22 Catherine Wade........................................ 0.75 Jana Cunningham.................................... 1.03 Ayn Toppin............................................... 1.63 Josie Miller............................................... 1.76 Josie Miller............................................... 2.71 Laura Purser............................................. 3.55

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BETTINA FLETCHER Years: 1996-1998 (3). Overall: 11-36, Big 12: 3-16 1996 Overall: 1-13-0. Home: 0-2, Away: 1-10, Neutral: 0-1. Head Coach: Bettina Fletcher. Assistants: Randall Robison & Missy Durham. Aug. 30....... at Nebraska......................... L............ 8-0 Aug. 31....... at Creighton......................... L............ 4-0 Sept. 6........ REGIS................................... L............ 4-2 Sept. 8........ at Drury............................... L............ 4-1 Sept. 14...... at North Texas...................... L............ 2-0 Sept. 20...... at Iowa State....................... L............ 1-0 Sept. 21...... vs. Minnesota-Duluth#........ L............ 3-1 Sept. 29...... at Oklahoma State............... L............ 5-1 Oct. 2.......... at Northeastern State.......... L............ 5-1 Oct. 7.......... TEXAS A&M......................... L............ 4-0 Oct. 18........ at Portland State................. L............ 2-0 Oct. 20........ at Oregon............................ L............ 4-0 Nov. 3......... at LSU.................................. L............ 2-0 Nov. 4......... at McNeese State................. W.......... 3-2 # Ames, Iowa

1997 Overall: 2-14-0, Big 12: 1-9-0. Home: 2-7, Away: 0-7 Head Coach: Bettina Fletcher Assistants: Randall Robison & Missy Durham Aug. 30....... at Texas A&M*..................... L............ 2-1 Sept. 1........ DRURY................................. W.......... 8-1 Sept. 5........ TEXAS TECH*........................ L (OT).... 2-1 Sept. 7........ BAYLOR*.............................. W.......... 1-0 Sept. 12...... NORTH TEXAS....................... L............ 1-0 Sept. 14...... COLORADO*......................... L............ 2-1 Sept. 17...... TULSA.................................. L............ 3-0 Sept. 21...... at TCU.................................. L............ 2-0 Sept. 26...... at Texas*.............................. L............ 9-0 Oct. 5.......... at New Mexico..................... L............ 5-3 Oct. 8.......... at Oral Roberts..................... L (2OT).. 2-1 Oct. 17........ at Kansas*........................... L (2OT).. 1-0 Oct. 19........ at Missouri*......................... L............ 2-0 Oct. 24........ IOWA STATE*....................... L............ 4-2 Oct. 26........ NEBRASKA*......................... L............ 7-0 Oct.31........ OKLAHOMA STATE*.............. L (2OT).. 1-0 * Big 12 game

1998 Overall: 8-9-0, Big 12: 2-7-0. Home: 6-1, Away: 2-7, Neutral: 0-1 Head Coach: Bettina Fletcher Assistants: Randall Robison & Shaun Edgar Sept. 1........ at Tulsa................................ W.......... 6-2 Sept. 4........ at Arkansas.......................... W.......... 2-1 Sept. 6........ vs. North Texas^.................. L............ 3-1 Sept. 9........ at Stephen F. Austin............. L............ 2-1 Sept. 11...... MEMPHIS............................. W.......... 4-0 Sept. 13...... HOUSTON............................. W.......... 4-3 Sept. 18...... at Oklahoma State*............. L (OT).... 2-1 Sept. 20...... ORAL ROBERTS..................... W (OT)... 3-2 Oct. 2.......... at Colorado*........................ L............ 3-0 Oct. 4.......... TCU...................................... W.......... 3-2 Oct. 9.......... MISSOURI*.......................... L............ 5-1 Oct. 11........ KANSAS*............................. W.......... 3-0 Oct. 16........ at Baylor*............................ L............ 2-0 Oct. 18........ at Texas Tech*...................... L............ 3-0 Oct. 23........ at Nebraska*....................... L............ 7-0 Oct. 25........ at Iowa State*..................... L............ 1-0 Oct. 30........ TEXAS*................................ W.......... 1-0 * Big 12 game | ^ Plano, Texas

RANDY EVANS Years: 1999-2007 (9). Overall: 78-79-16, Big 12: 30-51-9. . 1999 Overall: 4-13-1; Big 12: 2-8-0 Home: 2-4-1, Away: 2-9 Head Coach: Randy Evans Assistants: Randall Robison & Matt Grandstand Aug. 27....... at Texas* ............................. L............ 1-0 Aug. 29....... at Texas A&M*..................... L............ 5-0 Sept. 3........ at Alabama.......................... L (OT).... 1-0 Sept. 7........ at Oral Roberts..................... W.......... 2-1 Sept. 10...... at San Diego State............... L............ 2-0 Sept. 12...... at San Diego........................ L............ 3-0 Sept. 16...... at SMU................................. L (OT).... 3-2 Sept. 18...... at TCU.................................. L............ 1-0 Sept. 28...... OKLAHOMA STATE*.............. L............ 1-0 Oct. 1.......... COLORADO*......................... W.......... 4-2 Oct. 3.......... LSU...................................... T............ 2-2 Oct. 8.......... at Missouri........................... L............ 2-0 Oct. 10........ at Kansas............................. L............ 2-1 Oct. 15........ BAYLOR*.............................. L............ 2-1 Oct. 17........ TEXAS TECH*........................ L............ 1-0 Oct. 22........ NEBRASKA*......................... L............ 3-1 Oct. 24........ IOWA STATE*....................... W (OT)... 1-0 Oct. 31........ at Arkansas.......................... W.......... 3-0 * Big 12 game

2000 Overall: 10-9-1; Big 12: 4-5-1 Big 12 Championship: 1-1 Home: 5-3-1, Away: 3-4, Neutral: 2-2 Head Coach: Randy Evans Assistants: Matt Grandstand & Jennifer Grandstand Aug. 25....... vs. Tulsa%............................ L............ 2-0 Aug. 27....... vs. Oral Roberts%................. W.......... 3-1 Sept. 1........ at New Mexico..................... W.......... 1-0 Sept. 3........ vs. Colorado College!............ L (2OT).. 2-1 Sept. 8........ SMU..................................... L............ 1-0 Sept. 10...... ALABAMA............................ W.......... 2-1 Sept. 15...... WISC.-MILWAUKEE.............. W.......... 1-0 Sept. 17...... TCU...................................... W.......... 2-1 Sept. 22...... KANSAS*............................. W.......... 4-0 Sept. 24...... MISSOURI*.......................... L............ 1-0 Sept. 29...... at Texas Tech*...................... L............ 2-1 Oct. 1.......... at Colorado*........................ W.......... 1-0 Oct. 6.......... BAYLOR*.............................. T............ 0-0 Oct. 13........ at Iowa State*..................... L (2OT).. 3-2 Oct. 15........ at Nebraska*....................... W.......... 2-1 Oct. 20........ TEXAS A&M*........................ L............ 3-1 Oct. 22........ TEXAS*................................ W.......... 2-0 Oct. 28........ at Oklahoma State*............. L (2OT).. 2-1 Nov. 1......... vs. Texas+............................ W.......... 2-0 Nov. 3......... vs. Texas A&M+................... L............ 1-0 * Big 12 game | % Edmond, Okla. | ! Albuquerque, N.M. | + Big 12 Champ. (San Antonio, Texas) 2001 Overall: 11-7-1 ; Big 12: 4-5-1 Big 12 Championship: 0-1 Home: 8-1-1, Away: 3-5, Neutral: 0-1 Head Coach: Randy Evans Assistants: Matt Grandstand & Dan Chapman Sept. 2........ at TCU.................................. W.......... 2-0 Sept. 4........ ORAL ROBERTS..................... W.......... 5-0 Sept. 7........ DRURY................................. W.......... 4-0 Sept. 9........ at SMU................................. L............ 1-0 Sept. 16...... at Northern Arizona............. W.......... 3-0 Sept. 21...... SW MISSOURI STATE............ W.......... 1-0 Sept. 22...... SE LOUISIANA...................... W.......... 5-0 Sept. 28...... at Kansas*........................... L............ 2-0 Sept. 30...... at Missouri*......................... W.......... 2-1 Oct. 5.......... TEXAS TECH*........................ W.......... 3-0 Oct. 7.......... COLORADO*......................... W.......... 4-0 Oct. 16........ at Baylor*............................ L............ 3-1 Oct. 19........ IOWA STATE*....................... T (2OT).. 0-0 Oct. 21........ NEBRASKA*......................... L............ 2-0 Oct. 26........ at Texas A&M*..................... L............ 2-0 Oct. 28........ at Texas*.............................. L............ 3-1 Nov. 2......... OKLAHOMA STATE*.............. W (OT)... 2-1 Nov. 4......... ARKANSAS........................... W.......... 3-1 Nov. 8......... vs. Texas A&M+................... L (OT).... 1-0 * Big 12 game | + Big 12 Champ. (San Antonio) SOONERSPORTS.COM - 63


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2002 Overall: 11-8-0; Big 12: 4-6 Home: 6-2, Away: 4-5, Neutral: 1-1 Head Coach: Randy Evans Assistants: Shana Caldwell & Jessica Volcansek

2004 Overall: 7-8-3; Big 12: 3-7 Home: 2-4-2, Away: 5-4-0, Neutral: 0-0-1 Head Coach: Randy Evans Assistants: Shanna Caldwell & Christian Michner

Aug. 30....... vs. Tulsa$.............................. W...........2-0 Sept. 1........ at Oral Roberts..................... W...........2-1 Sept. 6........ at Drury............................... W...........3-0 Sept. 8........ at Arkansas.......................... W...........3-0 Sept. 13...... SMU..................................... W...........1-0 Sept. 15...... ARIZONA.............................. W...........2-0 Sept. 20...... at Stanford.......................... L.............4-0 Sept. 22...... vs. Santa Clara+.................. L.............4-0 Sept. 27...... BAYLOR*.............................. W...........4-2 Sept. 29...... TEXAS TECH*........................ W...........4-0 Oct. 4.......... TCU...................................... W...........2-0 Oct. 6.......... at Iowa State*..................... L (2 OT)..2-1 Oct. 11........ MISSOURI*.......................... W...........2-0 Oct. 13........ at Kansas*........................... W...........2-1 Oct. 18........ TEXAS*................................ L.............3-0 Oct. 20........ TEXAS A&M*........................ L.............1-0 Oct. 25........ at Colorado*........................ L.............2-1 Oct. 27........ at Nebraska*....................... L.............1-0 Nov. 1......... at Oklahoma State*............. L.............3-2 * Big 12 game | $ Tulsa, Okla. | + Palo Alto, Calif.

Aug. 27....... ST. LOUIS.............................. T (2OT) ..1-1 Aug. 29....... SMU..................................... T (2OT)...2-2 Sept. 3........ TCU...................................... W...........5-0 Sept. 5........ at Arkansas.......................... W...........2-1 Sept. 10...... at ORU................................. L (OT).....0-1 Sept. 12...... at Tulsa................................ W...........3-1 Sept. 17...... vs. San Diego State%........... T (2OT)...0-0 Sept. 19...... at No. 9 Arizona State%....... W (OT)....1-0 Sept. 24...... MISSOURI*.......................... L (2OT) ..1-2 Oct. 1.......... at Texas*.............................. L.............0-1 Oct. 3.......... at No. 9 Texas A&M*............. L.............1-2 Oct. 8.......... at Baylor*............................ W ..........2-1 Oct. 10........ at Texas Tech*...................... W...........2-1 Oct. 15........ IOWA STATE*....................... L.............1-2 Oct. 17........ No. 6 KANSAS*..................... L.............0-3 Oct. 22........ at Colorado*........................ L.............0-4 Oct. 24........ NEBRASKA*......................... W...........1-0 Oct. 29........ OKLAHOMA STATE*.............. L.............0-1 * Big 12 game | % Sun Devil Invitational (Tempe, Ariz.)

2003 Overall: 8-7-5; Big 12: 3-3-4 Home: 6-1-2, Away: 2-4-3, Neutral: 0-2 Big 12 Championship: 0-1, NCAA Tournament: 0-1 Head Coach: Randy Evans Assistants: Shana Caldwell & Jessica Volcansek

2005 Overall: 13-6-1; Big 12: 5-4-1 Home: 9-1-0, Away: 3-4-1, Neutral: 1-1-0 Big 12 Championship: 0-1 Head Coach: Randy Evans Assistants: Christian Michner & Wally Crittenden

Aug. 29....... ARKANSAS........................... W...........3-1 Aug. 31....... NEW MEXICO....................... W (OT)....2-1 Sept.. 4....... vs. Rutgers#......................... L.............1-2 Sept. 7........ at Notre Dame..................... L.............1-5 Sept. 13...... at TCU.................................. T (2OT)...1-1 Sept. 14...... at SMU................................. W (OT)....2-1 Sept. 17...... ORAL ROBERTS..................... W...........2-0 Sept. 21...... TULSA.................................. W...........2-0 Sept. 25...... No. 3 TEXAS A&M*............... L.............1-4 Sept. 28...... No. 16 TEXAS*...................... W...........2-1 Oct. 3.......... at Iowa State*..................... T (2OT)...2-2 Oct. 5.......... at Missouri*......................... W (OT)....2-1 Oct. 10........ at Nebraska*....................... L (2OT)...1-2 Oct. 12........ No. 12 COLORADO*............... T (2OT)...0-0 Oct. 17........ TEXAS TECH*........................ W...........4-1 Oct. 19........ BAYLOR*.............................. T (2OT)...1-1 Oct. 24........ at Kansas*........................... L.............1-3 Oct. 27........ at Oklahoma State*............. T (2OT)...0-0 Nov. 6......... vs. No. 21 Kansas+............... L.............0-1 Nov. 14....... at No. 7 Tennessee%............ L.............0-1 * Big 12 game | # South Bend, Ind. | + Big 12 Championship (San Antonio, Texas) | % NCAA Tournament (Knoxville, Tenn.)

Aug. 26....... at Saint Louis...................... W (OT)....2-1 Aug. 28....... ARKANSAS........................... W...........3-0 Sept. 2........ at Wisconsin#...................... L ............0-2 Sept. 4........ vs. Iowa#.............................. W...........2-0 Sept. 9........ WESTERN MICHIGAN............ W...........4-1 Sept. 11...... EAST CAROLINA................... W (2OT)..2-1 Sept. 16...... TULSA.................................. W...........3-0 Sept. 18...... vs. Oral Roberts@................. W...........4-1 Sept. 23...... TEXAS STATE........................ W...........3-0 Sept. 25...... No. 21 TEXAS*...................... W...........2-0 Sept. 30...... TEXAS TECH* . ..................... W...........2-0 Oct. 02........ COLORADO*......................... W (OT)....2-1 Oct. 07........ at Missouri*......................... T (2OT)...1-1 Oct. 09........ at Kansas*........................... L.............0-3 Oct. 14........ No. 19 TEXAS A&M*............. L.............2-6 Oct. 16........ BAYLOR*.............................. W...........1-0 Oct. 21........ at Nebraska*....................... L.............1-2 Oct. 23........ at Iowa State*..................... L.............0-3 Oct. 28........ at Oklahoma State*............. W...........3-2 Nov. 02....... vs. No. 23 Colorado+............ L.............0-2 * Big 12 game | # Big Ten/Big 12 Challenge (Madison, Wisc.) | @ Oklahoma Shootout (Stillwater, Okla.) | + Big 12 Championship (San Antonio)

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2006 Overall: 8-11-1; Big 12: 3-6-1 Home: 7-5-0, Away: 1-5-1, Neutral: 0-1-0 Big 12 Championship: 0-1 Head Coach: Randy Evans Assistants: Christian Michner & Wally Crittenden Aug. 26....... vs. Washington#.................. L ............1-2 Aug. 28....... at Hawaii#........................... L.............0-1 Sept. 1........ MICHIGAN............................ L.............0-2 Sept. 3........ MICHIGAN STATE.................. W...........1-0 Sept. 8........ PURDUE............................... L ............0-1 Sept.10...... STEPHEN F. AUSTIN............... W...........3-0 Sept.15...... OKLAHOMA STATE*.............. L.............1-2 Sept. 17...... ORAL ROBERTS..................... W ..........3-0 Sept. 22...... at No. 11 Colorado*.............. L ............1-2 Sept. 24...... KANSAS*............................. L.............0-1 Sept. 29...... at No. 8 Texas A&M*............. L.............1-6 Oct. 1.......... at No. 10 Texas*................... T (2OT)...3-3 Oct. 6.......... MISSOURI*.......................... W...........3-2 Oct. 8.......... IOWA STATE*....................... W...........4-0 Oct. 13........ at Texas Tech*...................... W...........1-0 Oct. 15........ at Baylor*............................ L.............1-2 Oct. 20........ NORTHERN IOWA................. W...........5-0 Oct. 22........ NEBRASKA*......................... L.............0-1 Oct. 26........ MISSOURI STATE.................. W...........1-0 Nov. 1......... vs. Oklahoma State+........... L.............1-2 * Big 12 game | # Hawaii Tournament | + Big 12 Championship (San Antonio, Texas) 2007 Overall: 6-10-3; Big 12: 2-7-1 Home: 4-4-2, Away: 2-6-0, Neutral: 0-0-1 Head Coach: Randy Evans Assistants: Christian Michner & Amanda Martin Aug. 31....... ALABAMA A&M................... W ..........8-0 Sept. 2........ ORAL ROBERTS..................... W...........4-1 Sept. 7........ at William and Mary#.......... W...........2-1 Sept. 9........ vs. VCU#............................... T (2OT)...0-0 Sept.14...... at Long Beach State............. L (OT).....1-2 Sept.16...... at Cal State Fullerton........... L.............0-2 Sept. 21...... NORTH TEXAS@.................... W ..........1-0 Sept. 23...... MIDDLE TENNESSEE@.......... T (2OT) ..0-0 Sept. 28...... at Nebraska*....................... L.............0-1 Sept. 30...... at Iowa State*..................... L.............0-2 Oct. 4.......... BAYLOR*.............................. W...........3-1 Oct. 7.......... No. 6 TEXAS A&M*............... L.............0-1 Oct. 12........ at No. 5 Missouri*................ L.............0-3 Oct. 14........ at Kansas*........................... W...........2-1 Oct. 19........ Texas Tech*.......................... T (2OT)...0-0 Oct. 21........ BUTLER................................ L.............0-1 Oct. 26........ COLORADO*......................... L (OT).....1-2 Oct. 28........ TEXAS*................................ L.............0-4 Nov. 1......... at No. 24 Oklahoma State*... L.............0-2 * Big 12 game | # Tribe Invitational | @ Sooner Invitational.


NICOLE NELSON Years: 2008-present (2). Overall: 10-25-3, Big 12: 4-14-2 2008 Overall: 3-15-1; Big 12: 2-7-1 Home: 2-7-1, Away: 1-8-0, Neutral: 0-0-0 Head Coach: Nicole Nelson Assistants: Kara Lowery and Graeme Abel

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Aug. 22....... at Colorado College.............. L..............1-3 Aug. 29....... CENTRAL MICHIGAN............. L..............1-3 Aug. 31....... BALL STATE.......................... W............2-1 Sept. 5........ at North Texas...................... L (2OT)....2-3 Sept. 7........ RICE..................................... L..............0-1 Sept. 12...... at Memphis......................... L.............0-3 Sept. 14...... at Mississippi....................... L.............1-2 Sept. 19...... No. 11 LSU............................ L.............0-4 Sept. 26...... at No. 18 Colorado*.............. L.............0-5 Sept. 28...... at Texas Tech*...................... L (2OT)...1-2 Oct. 3.......... OREGON............................... L.............0-2 Oct. 5.......... at No. 7 Texas A&M*............. L.............0-5 Oct. 10........ No. 22 MISSOURI*................ L.............0-2 Oct. 12........ KANSAS*............................. T (2OT)...1-1 Oct. 17........ at No. 12 Texas*................... L.............0-4 Oct. 19........ at Baylor*............................ W...........1-0 Oct. 24........ NEBRASKA*......................... L.............0-1 Oct. 26........ IOWA STATE*....................... W...........2-1 Oct. 31........ No. 8 OKLAHOMA STATE*..... L.............2-4 * Big 12 game.

2009 Overall: 7-10-2; Big 12: 2-7-1 Home: 6-4-1, Away: 1-6-1, Neutral: 0-0-0 Head Coach: Nicole Nelson Assistants: Kara Lowery and Graeme Abel Aug. 21....... MISSOURI STATE.................. W............3-0 Aug. 23....... SAM HOUSTON STATE........... W............3-0 Aug. 28....... ORAL ROBERTS..................... W............2-0 Aug. 39....... TULSA.................................. W............3-1 Sept. 4........ at Middle Tennessee State... T....2-2 (2OT) Sept. 6........ at Vanderbilt........................ L.............1-3 Sept. 11...... at LSU.................................. L.............0-4 Sept. 18...... LAMAR................................ W...........2-0 Sept. 20...... USC...................................... L.............0-1 Sept. 25...... TEXAS*................................ L.............1-2 Sept. 27...... No. 13 TEXAS A&M*............. W...........3-2 Oct. 2.......... at Colorado*........................ L.............1-5 Oct. 4.......... at Texas Tech*...................... L.............1-3 Oct. 9.......... at Iowa State*..................... W...........1-0 Oct. 11........ at Nebraska*....................... L.............2-5 Oct. 16........ Kansas*............................... L.............1-2 Oct. 18........ MISSOURI*.......................... L... 0-1 (2OT) Oct. 23........ at Oklahoma State*............. L.............0-3 Oct. 30........ BAYLOR*.............................. T... 0-0 (2OT) * Big 12 game.

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TEAM RECORD - GAME

OPPONENT GAME

. Goals Scored........................................................................................................... 8. Twice: Last time vs. Alabama A&M (Aug. 31, 2007).

. Goals Scored........................................................................................................... 9. vs. Texas (Sept. 26, 1997)

Assists.................................................................................................................... 7. Twice: Last time vs. Western Michigan (Sept. 9, 2005)

Assists.................................................................................................................... 8. vs. Texas (Sept. 26, 1997)

Points................................................................................................................... 22. vs. Drury (Sept. 1, 1997)

Points................................................................................................................... 26. vs. Texas (Sept. 26, 1997)

Shots.................................................................................................................... 51. vs. LSU (Oct. 3, 1999)

Shots.................................................................................................................... 42. vs. Nebraska (Oct. 10, 2003)

Corner Kicks......................................................................................................... 12. vs. East Carolina (Sept. 11, 2005)

Corner Kicks......................................................................................................... 17. vs. Nebraska (Oct. 15, 2000)

Saves.................................................................................................................... 18 . vs. Nebraska (Oct. 10, 2003)

Saves.................................................................................................................... 21. vs. LSU (Oct. 2, 1999)

Fouls.................................................................................................................... 26. vs. Oklahoma State (Oct. 31, 1997)

Fouls.................................................................................................................... 27. vs. Oklahoma State (Nov. 2, 2001)

Margin of Victory................................................................................................... 8. Oklahoma 8, Alabama A&M 0 (Aug. 31, 2007)

Margin of Victory................................................................................................... 9. Twice: Last time vs. Texas (Sept. 26, 1997) - Texas 9, OU 0

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TEAM RECORD - SEASON . GOALS 1. 37............................................................................................................2005 2. 36............................................................................................................2001 3. 31............................................................................................................2002 4. 30............................................................................................................1998 5. 28............................................................................................................2003 ASSISTS 1. 40............................................................................................................2005 2. 35............................................................................................................1998 3. 30............................................................................................................2002 4. 27............................................................................................................2001 5. 23............................................................................................................2003 POINTS 1. 114..........................................................................................................2005 2. 99............................................................................................................2001 3. 95............................................................................................................1998 4. 92............................................................................................................2002 5. 79............................................................................................................2003 SAVES 1. 163..........................................................................................................2003 2. 130..........................................................................................................2000 3. 124..........................................................................................................1997 4. 118..........................................................................................................1996 5. 111..........................................................................................................2009 GOALS ALLOWED 1. 17............................................................................................................2001 2. 21............................................................................................................2000 3. 23............................................................................................................2004 4. 24............................................................................................................2002 5. 24............................................................................................................2007 GOALS-AGAINST AVERAGE 1. 0.87.........................................................................................................2001 2. 1.00.........................................................................................................2000 3. 1.21.........................................................................................................2004 1.21.........................................................................................................2007 4. 1.26.........................................................................................................2005

MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS . Longest Win Streak...................................................................................... 9 games Sept. 4, 2005, to Oct. 2, 2005 Longest Opponent Scoreless Streak................................. 500:25 minutes (6 games) Sept. 9, 2001, to Sept. 30, 2001 Largest Home Crowd........................................................................................ 1,348 Oct. 29, 2004, vs. Oklahoma State

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individual season and career records INDIVIDUAL SEASON RECORDS GAME Goals Scored: ..........3..................................Whitney Palmer vs. Tulsa (Aug 30, 2010) Logan Womack vs. Baylor (Sept. 27, 2002) Assists: . ..................2....16 times, Last: Dria Hampton at Middle Tenn. (Sept. 4,2010) Points Scored: .........6..................................Whitney Palmer vs. Tulsa (Aug 30, 2010) Logan Womack vs. Baylor (Sept. 27, 2002) Shots: ....................11....................Lauren MacIver vs. East Carolina (Sept. 11, 2005) Saves: ....................18.............................Catherine Wade vs. Nebraska (Oct. 3, 2003) . GOALS Season 1. Whitney Palmer........................................15............................................2009 2. Logan Womack........................................13...........................................2001 3. Krissy Dawson..........................................9.............................................2002 4. Whitney Palmer........................................8..............................................2008 Kady Kelly................................................8.............................................2006 Lauren MacIver........................................8.............................................2005 Heather Morrison.....................................8.............................................1997 Logan Womack........................................8.............................................2002 9. Savannah Scott........................................7.............................................2005 Jonette Coquat.........................................7.............................................2000 Logan Womack........................................7.............................................2000 12. Whitney Palmer........................................6..............................................2007 Savannah Scott........................................6.............................................2004 Becky Nelson...........................................6.............................................2003 Logan Womack........................................6.............................................2003 Jonette Coquat.........................................6.............................................2001 Krissy Dawson..........................................6.............................................2001 Heather Morrison.....................................6.............................................1998 Jonette Coquat.........................................6.............................................1999 ASSISTS Season 1. Lauren MacIver........................................8.............................................2005 Krissy Dawson..........................................8.............................................2002 3. Shannon Wing.........................................7.............................................2002 4. Shana All.................................................6.............................................2004 Jonette Coquat.........................................6.............................................2000 Kady Kelly................................................5.............................................2006 Heather Morrison.....................................6.............................................1998 7. Audri Habibi.............................................5.............................................2006 Andrea Hurley..........................................5.............................................2005 Kady Kelly................................................5.............................................2005 Lauren MacIver........................................5.............................................2003 Krissy Dawson..........................................5.............................................2001 Shannon Wing.........................................5.............................................2001 Jonette Coquat.........................................5.............................................1998

POINTS Season 1. Whitney Palmer........................................32............................................2009 2. Logan Womack........................................27...........................................2001 3. Krissy Dawson..........................................26...........................................2002 4. Lauren MacIver........................................24...........................................2005 5. Kady Kelly................................................22...........................................2006 6. Jonette Coquat.........................................20...........................................2000 7. Jonette Coquat.........................................19...........................................1998 8. Heather Morrison.....................................18...........................................1998 Heather Morrison.....................................18...........................................1997 GAME-WINNING GOALS Season 1. Logan Womack........................................7.............................................2001 2. Logan Womack........................................5.............................................2000 3. Whitney Palmer........................................4..............................................2007 Lauren MacIver........................................4.............................................2005 4. Logan Womack........................................3.............................................2003 Jonette Coquat.........................................3.............................................1998 Shana All.................................................3.............................................2006 Kady Kelly................................................3.............................................2006 . SHOTS Season 1. Lauren MacIver........................................95...........................................2005 2. Jonette Coquat.........................................80...........................................2000 3. Logan Womack........................................70...........................................2001 4. Lauren MacIver........................................69...........................................2003 Whitney Palmer........................................69............................................2009 SAVES Season 1. Catherine Wade.......................................151.........................................2003 2. Jana Cunningham....................................124.........................................2000 3. Josie Miller...............................................121.........................................1997 4. Laura Purser.............................................113.........................................1996 Jennifer Nichols.......................................113.........................................2006 6. Kelsey Devonshire.....................................105..........................................2009 SHUTOUTS Season 1. Jennifer Nichols.......................................7.............................................2005 Jennifer Nichols.......................................7.............................................2006 2. Kelsey Devonshire.....................................6..............................................2009 Catherine Wade.......................................6.............................................2002 Jana Cunningham....................................6.............................................2000 5. Catherine Wade.......................................5.............................................2001 6. Catherine Wade.......................................4.............................................2003 Jana Cunningham....................................4.............................................2001 GOALS-AGAINST AVERAGE Season 1. Catherine Wade.......................................0.75........................................2001 2. Catherine Wade.......................................0.80........................................2004 3. Jana Cunningham....................................1.02........................................2000 4. Jana Cunningham....................................1.07........................................2001 5. Tara MacDonald.......................................1.19........................................2007 - ITALICS indicates active player .

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INDIVIDUAL CAREER RECORDS GOALS Season 1. Logan Womack.................................................34..........................2000-2003 2. Whitney Palmer.................................................29...................... 2007-present 3. Jonette Coquat..................................................26..........................1998-2001 4. Savannah Scott.................................................22..........................2003-2006 5. Lauren MacIver.................................................18..........................2002-2005 ASSISTS Season 1. Lauren MacIver.................................................18..........................2002-2005 2. Krissy Dawson...................................................15..........................1998-2002 Jonette Coquat..................................................15..........................1998-2001 Shannon Wing..................................................15..........................1999-2002 5. Shana All..........................................................13..........................2004-2007 POINTS Season 1. Logan Womack.................................................75..........................2000-2003 2. Jonette Coquat..................................................67..........................1998-2001 3. Whitney Palmer.................................................61...................... 2007-present 4. Lauren MacIver.................................................54..........................2002-2005 5. Savannah Scott.................................................53..........................2003-2006 GAME-WINNING GOALS Season 1. Logan Womack.................................................14..........................2000-2003 2. Jonette Coquat..................................................10..........................1998-2001 3. Lauren MacIver.................................................7............................2002-2005 4. Savannah Scott.................................................6............................2003-2006 5. Whitney Palmer.................................................6........................2007-present

SAVES Season 1. Catherine Wade................................................345........................2001-2004 2. Jennifer Nichols................................................303........................2004-2007 3. Jana Cunningham.............................................210........................1999-2002 4. Josie Miller........................................................163........................1997-1998 5. Ayn Toppin........................................................113........................1997-2000 Laura Purser......................................................113................................. 1996 SHUTOUTS Season 1. Catherine Wade................................................18..........................2001-2004 2. Jennifer Nichols................................................16..........................2004-2007 3. Jana Cunningham.............................................11..........................1999-2002 4. Kelsey Devonshire..............................................6........................ 2009-present 5. Josie Miller........................................................3............................1997-1998 GOALS-AGAINST AVERAGE (MINIMUM TWO SEASONS) Season 1. Catherine Wade................................................1.05.......................2001-2004 2. Jana Cunningham.............................................1.27.......................1999-2000 3. Jennifer Nichols................................................1.34.......................2004-2007 4. Ayn Toppin........................................................2.10.......................1997-2000 5. Josie Miller........................................................2.30.......................1997-1998 - ITALICS indicates active player INDIVIDUAL FIRSTS Goal Sept. 6, 1996................................................... My Ta vs. Regis Assist Sept. 6, 1996 ...................................... Lee Guerrero vs. Regis

SHOTS Season 1. Lauren MacIver.................................................263........................2002-2005 2. Jonette Coquat..................................................256........................1998-2001 3. Logan Womack.................................................209........................2000-2003 4. Shannon Wing..................................................174........................1999-2002 5. Whitney Palmer.................................................166.................... 2007-present

Shutout Sept. 7, 1997 ........................................ Josie Miller vs. Baylor Multi-Goal Game Sept. 4, 1997 ....Sheri Whatley (two goals) vs. McNeese State Hat Trick

Sept. 27, 2002...............Logan Womack, Oklahoma 4, Baylor 2

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2001 Logan Womack - Third Team (NSCAA)

1999 SECOND TEAM. Christen Secrest

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BIG 12 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK 2000 Shannon Wing (offense), 9/18 Jana Cunningham (defense), 10/16 Logan Womack (offense), 10/23 . 2001 Christen Secrest (defense), 9/25 Catherine Wade (defense), 10/9 . 2002 Catherine Wade (defense), 9/17 Logan Womack (offense), 10/1 Lauren MacIver (newcomer), 10/1 . 2003 Catherine Wade (defense), 9/16 Catherine Wade (defense), 9/23 . 2004 Catherine Wade (defense), 9/21 . 2005 Jennifer Nichols (defense), 8/29. Lauren MacIver (offense), 9/20. Savannah Scott (offense), 9/27 . 2006 Audri Habibi (newcomer), 10/10 Jennifer Nichols (defense), 9/12

NEWCOMER. Logan Womack ALL-TOURNAMENT Bridgette Smith 2001 FIRST TEAM. Logan Womack 2002 SECOND TEAM. Lauren MacIver Logan Womack NEWCOMER. Lauren MacIver 2003 SECOND TEAM Lauren MacIver Erin Young

2007 Whitney Palmer (newcomer), 9/11 Jennifer Nichols (defense), 9/11

2005 FIRST TEAM Lauren MacIver

2009 Whitney Palmer (offensive), 9/1 . Whitney Palmer (offensive), 9/29 Kelsey Devonshire (defense), 9/22

2007 NEWCOMER Whitney Palmer 2008 SECOND TEAM Whitney Palmer 2009 FIRST TEAM Whitney Palmer

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1996 FIRST TEAM Whitney Elkins Natalie Hixson Allison Hunt Katherine Smith My Ta Sheri Whatley

SECOND TEAM. Christy Kenkel

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2005 SECOND TEAM. Andrea Hurley

1997 FIRST TEAM. Allison Hunt My Ta

2006 SECOND TEAM Helen Ajufo 2007 THIRD TEAM Helen Ajufo Katie Corbitt Jennifer Nichols 2008 THIRD TEAM Claire West. . 2009 FIRST TEAM Ashley Farrand. . THIRD TEAM Michelle Alexander.

1998 FIRST TEAM. Ayn Toppin Jessica Volcansek. HONORABLE MENTION Mary Morse. 1999 FIRST TEAM Melanie Brosnahan Jonette Coquat Mary Morse Christen Secrest Ayn Toppin SECOND TEAM. Megan Olsen

2000 FIRST TEAM. Jonette Coquat Jana Cunningam Brittany Davis Krissy Dawson Emily Land Teri Marcum Mary Morse Megan Olsen Christen Secrest Ayn Toppin Jessica Volcansek Shannon Wing 2001 FIRST TEAM. Jana Cunningham Brittany Davis Jonette Coquat Heidi Martinson Christen Secrest Jessica Volcansek. Shannon Wing Erin Young SECOND TEAM Krissy Dawson Megan Olsen Jessica Talton Logan Womack 2002 FIRST TEAM Jana Cunningham Brittany Davis Krissy Dawson Jamie Farmer Kirstin Karfonta Emily Land Heidi Martinson Shannon Wing Erin Young SECOND TEAM Catherine Wade

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2003 FIRST TEAM Christy Kenkel Lauren MacIver Erin Young SECOND TEAM Kirstin Karfonta Jenny Jones Heidi Martinson Becky Nelson 2004 FIRST TEAM. Samantha Faulkner. Andrea Hurley Jenny Jones Kady Kelly Christy Kenkel Savannah Scott Kristin Vesely Erin Young SECOND TEAM. Lauren King Jayme Seetin . 2005 FIRST TEAM. Shana All. Tenesha Duncan. Michelle Enos. Hollee Fink. Andrea Hurley Jenny Jones Colleen Keester. Christy Kenkel Allyson Kucera. Jennifer Nichols Lindsey Pulat SECOND TEAM. Jayme Seetin

2006 FIRST TEAM Helen Ajufo Shana All Katie Corbitt Andrea Hurley Colleen Keester Jennifer Nichols Savannah Scott SECOND TEAM Kady Kelly Allyson Kucera Jayme Seetin 2007 FIRST TEAM Helen Ajufo Shana All Katie Corbitt Ashley Farrand Colleen Keester Kate Leyendecker Jennifer Nichols SECOND TEAM Traci Dickenson Allyson Kucera 2008 FIRST TEAM Lauren Alkek. Ashley Bolden. Katie Corbitt Tiana Dickson. Ashley Farrand. Claire West 2009 FIRST TEAM Michelle Alexander. Lauren Alkek. Tiana Dickson. Ashley Farrand. Kelsey Kraft. Kate Marr . SECOND TEAM. Jordan White

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ALABAMA Series tied 1-1 Sept. 10, 2000, @ Norman, Okla..........................................................OU 2, UA 1 Sept. 3, 1999, @ Tuscaloosa, Ala..........................................................UA 1, OU 0 ALABAMA A&M OU leads 1-0 Aug. 31, 2007, @ Norman, Okla..................................................... OU 8, AAMU 0 ARIZONA OU leads 1-0 Sept. 15, 2002, @ Norman, Okla..........................................................OU 2, UA 0 ARIZONA STATE OU leads 1-0 Sept. 19, 2004, @ Tempe, Ariz. ..........................................................OU 1, ASU 0 ARKANSAS OU leads 7-0 Aug. 28, 2005, @ Norman, Okla. .........................................................OU 3, UA 0 Sept. 5, 2004, @ Fayetteville, Ark.........................................................OU 2, UA 1 Aug. 29, 2003, @ Norman, Okla...........................................................OU 3, UA 1 Sept. 8, 2002, @ Fayetteville, Ark........................................................ OU 3, UA 0 Nov. 4, 2001, @ Norman Okla..............................................................OU 3, UA 1 Oct. 31, 1999, @ Fayetteville, Ark.........................................................OU 3, UA 0 Sept. 4, 1998, @ Fayetteville, Ark.........................................................OU 2, UA 1 . BALL STATE OU leads 1-0 Aug. 31, 2008, @ Norman, Okla. .......................................................OU 2, BSU 1 . BAYLOR OU leads 6-4-3 Oct. 30, 2009, @ Norman, Okla................................................ OU 0, BU 0 (2OT) Oct. 19, 2008, @ Waco, Texas.............................................................. OU 1, BU 0 Oct. 4, 2007, @ Norman, Okla............................................................ OU 3, BU 1 Oct. 15, 2006, @ Waco, Texas.............................................................. BU 2, OU 1 Oct. 16, 2005, @ Norman, Okla........................................................... OU 1, BU 0 Oct. 8, 2004, @ Waco, Texas................................................................ OU 2, BU 1 Oct. 19, 2003, @ Norman, Okla................................................. OU 1, BU 1 (2OT) Sept. 27, 2002, @ Norman, Okla......................................................... OU 4, BU 2 Oct. 16, 2001, @ Waco, Texas.............................................................. BU 3, OU 1 Oct. 6, 2000, @ Norman, Okla................................................... OU 0, BU 0 (2OT) Oct. 15, 1999, @ Norman, Okla........................................................... BU 2, OU 1 Oct. 16, 1998, @ Waco, Texas.............................................................. BU 2, OU 0 Sept. 7, 1997, @ Norman, Okla........................................................... OU 1, BU 0 BUTLER BU leads 1-0 Oct. 21, 2007, @ Norman, Okla............................................................BU 1, OU 0

COLORADO Colorado leads 9-4-1 Oct. 2, 2009, @ Boulder, Colo...............................................................CU 5, OU 1 Sept. 26, 2008, @ Boulder, Colo...........................................................CU 5, OU 0 Oct. 26, 2007, @ Norman, Okla.................................................... CU 2, OU 1 (OT) Sept. 22, 2006, @ Boulder. Colo...........................................................CU 2, OU 1 Nov. 2, 2005, @ San Antonio, Texas.....................................................CU 2, OU 0 Oct. 2, 2005, @ Norman, Okla..............................................................OU 2, CU 1 Oct. 22, 2004, @ Boulder, Colo.............................................................CU 4, OU 0 Oct. 12, 2003, @ Norman, Okla.................................................. OU 0, CU 0 (2OT) Oct. 25, 2002, @ Boulder, Colo.............................................................CU 2, OU 1 Oct. 7, 2001, @ Norman, Okla..............................................................OU 4, CU 0 Oct. 1, 2000, @ Boulder, Colo...............................................................OU 1, CU 0 Oct. 1, 1999, @ Norman, Okla..............................................................OU 4, CU 2 Oct. 2 1998, @ Boulder, Colo................................................................CU 3, OU 0 Sept. 14, 1997, @ Norman, Okla..........................................................CU 2, OU 1 COLORADO COLLEGE Colorado College leads 2-0 Aug. 22, 2008, @ Colorado Springs, Colo.............................................. CC 3, OU 1 Sept. 3, 2000, @ Albuquerque, N.M............................................CC 2, OU 1 (2OT) CREIGHTON Creighton leads 1-0 Aug. 31, 1996, @ Omaha, Neb.............................................................CU 4, OU 0 DRURY OU leads 3-1 Sept. 6, 2002, @ Springfield, Mo.................................................... OU 3, Drury 0 Sept. 7, 2001, @ Norman, Okla....................................................... OU 4, Drury 0 Sept. 1, 1997, @ Norman, Okla....................................................... OU 8, Drury 1 Sept. 8, 1996, @ Springfield, Mo..................................................... Drury 4, OU 1 EAST CAROLINA OU leads 1-0 Sept. 11, 2005, @ Norman, Okla........................................................OU 2, ECU 1 HAWAII Hawaii leads 1-0 Aug. 28, 2006, @ Honolulu, Hawaii.................................................... UH 1, OU 0 HOUSTON OU leads 1-0 Sept. 13, 1998, @ Norman, Okla......................................................... OU 4, UH 3 IOWA OU leads 1-0 Sept. 4, 2005, @ Madison, Wisc............................................................OU 2, IU 0

CAL STATE FULLERTON CSF leads 1-0 Sept. 16, 2007, @ Fullerton, Calif........................................................CSF 2, OU 0 CENTRAL MICHIGAN CMU leads 1-0 Aug. 29, 2008, @ Norman, Okla. ......................................................CMU 3, OU 1

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KANSAS Kansas leads 9-4-1. Oct. 16, 2009, @ Norman, Okla............................................................KU 2, OU 1 Oct. 12, 2008, @ Norman, Okla..................................................OU 1, KU 1 (2OT) Oct. 14, 2007, @ Lawrence, Kan..........................................................OU 2, KU 1 Sept. 24, 2006, @ Norman, Okla. .......................................................KU 1, OU 0 Oct. 9, 2005, @ Lawrence, Kan............................................................KU 3, OU 0 Oct. 17, 2004, @ Norman, Okla............................................................KU 3, OU 0 Nov. 6, 2003, @ San Antonio, Texas.....................................................KU 1, OU 0 Oct. 24, 2003, @ Lawrence, Kan..........................................................KU 3, OU 1 Oct. 13, 2002, @ Lawrence, Kan..........................................................OU 2, KU 1 Sept. 28, 2001, @ Lawrence, Kan.........................................................KU 2, OU 0 Sept. 22, 2000, @ Norman, Okla..........................................................OU 4, KU 0 Oct. 10, 1999, @ Lawrence, Kan..........................................................KU 2, OU 1 Oct. 11, 1998, @ Norman, Okla............................................................OU 3, KU 0 Oct. 17, 1997, @ Lawrence, Kan................................................KU 1, OU 0 (2OT) LAMAR OU leads 1-0 Sept. 18, 2009, @ Norman, Okla.......................................................... OU 2, LU 0 LONG BEACH STATE LBSU leads 1-0 Long Beach, Calif............................................................................LBSU 2, OU 1 LOUISIANA STATE LSU leads 3-0-1 Sept. 11, 2009, @ Baton Rouge, La.................................................... LSU 4, OU 0 Sept. 19, 2008, @ Norman, Okla........................................................ LSU 4, OU 0 Oct. 3, 1999, @ Norman, Okla............................................................ OU 2, LSU 2 Nov.3, 1996, @ Baton Rouge, La........................................................ LSU 2, OU 0 MCNEESE STATE OU leads 1-0 Nov. 4, 1996, @ Lake Charles, La.......................................................OU 3, MSU 2 MEMPHIS Tied 1-1 Sept. 12, 2008, @ Memphis, Tenn.......................................................MU 3, OU 0 Sept. 11, 1998, @ Norman, Okla.........................................................OU 4, MU 0 MICHIGAN Michigan leads 1-0 Sept. 1, 2006, @ Norman, Okla...........................................................MU 2, OU 0

MICHIGAN STATE OU leads 1-0 Sept. 3, 2006, @ Norman, Okla.........................................................OU 1, MSU 0 MIDDLE TENNESSEE Series tied 0-0 Sept. 4, 2009, @ Murfreesboro, Tenn.................................... OU 2, MTSU 2 (2OT) Sept. 23, 2007, @ Norman, Okla........................................... OU 0, MTSU 0 (2OT) MINNESOTA-DULUTH UMD leads 1-0 Sept. 21, 1996, @ Duluth, Minn....................................................... UMD 3, OU 1 MISSISSIPPI UM leads 1-0 Sept. 14, 2008, @ Oxford, Miss. .........................................................UM 2, OU 1 . MISSOURI Missouri leads 8-4-1. Oct. 18, 2009, @ Norman, Okla.................................................MU 1, OU 0 (2OT) Oct. 10, 2008, @ Norman, Okla...........................................................MU 2, OU 0 Oct. 12, 2007, @ Columbia, Mo...........................................................MU 3, OU 0 Oct. 6, 2006, @ Norman, Okla. . .........................................................OU 3, MU 2 Oct. 7, 2005, @ Columbia, Mo...................................................OU 1, MU 1 (2OT) Sept. 24, 2004, @ Norman, Okla...............................................MU 2, OU 1 (2OT) Oct. 5, 2003, @ Columbia, Mo.....................................................OU 2, MU 1 (OT) Oct. 11, 2002, @ Norman, Okla...........................................................OU 2, MU 0 Sept. 30, 2001, @ Columbia, Mo.........................................................OU 2, MU 1 Sept. 24, 2000, @ Norman, Okla.........................................................MU 1, OU 0 Oct. 8, 1999, @ Columbia, Mo.............................................................MU 2, OU 0 Oct. 9, 1998, @ Norman, Okla.............................................................MU 5, OU 1 Oct. 19, 1997, @ Columbia, Mo...........................................................MU 2, OU 0

ALL-TIME SERIES RECORDS

IOWA STATE Iowa State leads 8-4-2 Oct. 9, 2009, @ Ames, Iowa................................................................OU 1, ISU 0 Oct. 26, 2008, @ Norman, Okla...........................................................OU 2, ISU 1 Sept. 30, 2007, @ Ames, Iowa............................................................ISU 2, OU 0 Oct. 8, 2006, @ Norman, Okla.............................................................OU 4, ISU 0 Oct. 23, 2005, @ Ames, Iowa..............................................................ISU 3, OU 0 OCt. 15, 2004, @ Norman, Okla..........................................................ISU 2, OU 1 Oct. 3, 2003, @ Ames, Iowa...................................................... OU 2, ISU 2 (2OT) Oct. 6, 2002, @ Ames, Iowa...................................................... ISU 2, OU 1 (2OT) Oct. 19, 2001, @ Norman, Okla................................................. OU 0, ISU 0 (2OT) Oct. 13, 2000, @ Ames, Iowa.................................................... ISU 3, OU 2 (2OT) Oct. 24, 1999, @ Norman, Okla................................................... OU 1, ISU 0 (OT) Oct. 25, 1998, @ Ames, Iowa..............................................................ISU 1, OU 0 Oct. 24, 1997, @ Norman, Okla...........................................................ISU 4, OU 2 Sept. 20, 1996, @ Ames, Iowa............................................................ISU 1, OU 0

MISSOURI STATE OU leads 3-0 Aug. 21, 2009, @ Norman, Okla. ......................................................OU 3, MSU 0 Oct. 26, 2006, @ Norman, Okla. .......................................................OU 1, MSU 0 Sept. 21, 2001, @ Norman, Okla.......................................................OU 1, MSU 0 NEBRASKA Nebraska leads 12-2. Oct. 11, 2009, @ Lincoln, Neb............................................................. NU 5, OU 2 Oct. 24, 2008, @ Norman, Okla........................................................... NU 1, OU 0 Sept. 28, 2007, @ Lincoln, Neb........................................................... NU 1, OU 0 Oct. 22, 2006, @ Norman, Okla........................................................... NU 1, OU 0 Oct. 21, 2005, @ Lincoln, Neb............................................................ NU 2 , OU 1 Oct. 24, 2004, @ Norman, Okla........................................................... OU 1, NU 0 Oct. 10, 2003, @ Lincoln, Neb....................................................NU 2, OU 1 (2OT) Oct. 27, 2002, @ Lincoln, Neb............................................................. NU 1, OU 0 Oct. 21, 2001, @ Norman, Okla........................................................... NU 2, OU 0 Oct. 15, 2000, @ Lincoln, Neb............................................................. OU 2, NU 1 Oct. 22, 1999, @ Norman, Okla........................................................... NU 3, OU 1 Oct. 23, 1998, @ Lincoln, Neb............................................................. NU 7, OU 0 Oct. 26, 1997, @ Norman, Okla........................................................... NU 7, OU 0 Aug. 30, 1996, @ Lincoln, Neb............................................................ NU 8, OU 0 NEW MEXICO OU leads 2-1 Aug. 31, 2003, @ Norman, Okla....................................................... OU 2, UNM 1 Sept. 1, 2000, @ Albuquerque, N.M................................................ OU 1, UNM 0 Nov. 5, 1997, @ Albuquerque, N.M.................................................. UNM 5, OU 3

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NORTH TEXAS UNT leads 4-1 Sept. 5, 2008, @ Denton, Texas................................................. NT 3, OU 2 (2OT) Sept. 21, 2007, @ Norman, Okla........................................................OU 1, UNT 0 Sept.5, 1998, @ Plano, Texas.............................................................UNT 3, OU 1 Sept.12, 1997, @ Norman, Okla........................................................ UNT1, OU 0 Sept. 14, 1996, @ Plano, Texas..........................................................UNT 2, OU 0

PORTLAND STATE Portland State leads 1-0 Oct. 18, 1996, @ Portland, Ore.......................................................... PSU 2, OU 0

NORTHEASTERN STATE NSU leads 1-0 Oct. 2, 1996, @ Tahlequah, Okla........................................................NSU 5, OU 1

REGIS Regis leads 1-0 Sept. 6, 1996, @ Norman, Okla........................................................... RU 4, OU 2

NORTHERN ARIZONA OU leads 1-0 Sept. 16, 2001, @ Flagstaff, Ariz....................................................... OU 3, NAU 0 NORTHERN IOWA OU leads 1-0 Oct. 20, 2006, @ Norman, Okla.......................................................... OU 5, NIU 0

RICE Rice leads 1-0 Sept. 7, 2008, @ Norman, Okla........................................................... RU 1, OU 0 . RUTGERS Rutgers leads 1-0 Sept. 5, 2003, @ South Bend, Ind....................................................... RU 2, OU 1

NOTRE DAME Notre Dame leads 1-0 Sept. 7, 2003, @ South Bend, Ind....................................................... ND 5, OU 1

SAM HOUSTON STATE OU leads 1-0 Aug. 23, 2009, @ Norman, Okla....................................................... OU 3, SHS 0

OKLAHOMA STATE OSU leads 12-2-1 Oct. 23, 2009, @ Stillwater, Okla........................................................OSU 3, OU 0 Oct. 31, 2008, @ Norman, Okla..........................................................OSU 4, OU 2 Nov. 1, 2007, @ Stillwater, Okla.........................................................OSU 2, OU 0 Nov. 1, 2006, @ Stillwater, Okla. .......................................................OSU 2, OU 1 Sept. 15, 2006, @ Norman, Okla........................................................OSU 2, OU 1 Oct. 28, 2005, @ Stillwater, Okla........................................................OU 3, OSU 2 Oct. 29, 2004, @ Norman, Okla..........................................................OSU 1, OU 0 Oct. 27, 2003, @ Stillwater, Okla..............................................OU 0, OSU 0 (2OT) Nov. 1, 2002, @ Stillwater, Okla.........................................................OSU 3, OU 2 Nov. 2, 2001, @ Norman, Okla...........................................................OU 2, OSU 1 Oct. 28, 2000, @ Stillwater, Okla..............................................OSU 2, OU 1 (2OT) Sept. 28, 1999, @ Norman, Okla........................................................OSU 1, OU 0 Sept. 18, 1998, @ Stillwater, Okla..............................................OSU 2, OU 1 (OT) Oct. 31, 1997, @ Norman, Okla................................................OSU 1, OU 0 (2OT) Sept. 29, 1996, @ Stillwater, Okla......................................................OSU 5, OU 1

SAINT LOUIS OU leads 1-0-1 Aug. 26, 2005, @ Norman, Okla.........................................................OU 2, SLU 1 Aug. 27, 2004, @ Norman, Okla............................................... OU 1, SLU 1 (2OT)

ORAL ROBERTS OU leads 10-2 Aug. 28, 2009 @ Norman, Okla.........................................................OU 2, ORU 0 Sept. 2, 2007 @ Norman, Okla..........................................................OU 4, ORU 1 Sept. 17, 2006, @ Norman, Okla.......................................................OU 3, ORU 0 Sept. 18, 2005, @ Tulsa, Okla............................................................OU 4, ORU 1 Sept. 10, 2004, @ Tulsa, Okla.................................................... ORU 1, OU 0 (OT) Sept. 19, 2003, @ Norman, Okla.......................................................OU 2, ORU 0 Sept. 1, 2002, @ Tulsa, Okla..............................................................OU 2, ORU 0 Sept. 4, 2001, @ Norman, Okla.........................................................OU 5, ORU 0 Aug. 27, 2000, @ Edmond, Okla........................................................OU 3, ORU 1 Sept. 7, 1999, @ Tulsa, Okla..............................................................OU 2, ORU 1 Sept. 20, 1998, @ Norman, Okla............................................... OU 3, ORU 2 (OT) Oct. 8, 1997, @ Tulsa, Okla...................................................... ORU 2, OU 1 (2OT)

STANFORD Stanford leads 1-0 Sept. 20, 2002, @ Stanford, Calif......................................................... SU 4, OU 0

PURDUE Purdue leads 1-0 Sept. 8, 2006, @ Norman, Okla........................................................... PU 1, OU 0

SAN DIEGO San Diego leads 1-0 Sept. 12, 1999, @ San Diego, Calif.................................................... SDU 3, OU 0 SAN DIEGO STATE San Diego State leads 1-0-1 Sept. 17, 2004, @ Tempe, Ariz........................................................ OU 0, SDSU 0 Sept. 10, 1999, @ San Diego, Calif. .................................................SDSU 2, OU, 0 SANTA CLARA Santa Clara leads 1-0 Sept. 22, 2002, @ Stanford, Calif....................................................... SCU 4, OU 0

OREGON Oregon leads 2-0. Oct. 3, 2008, @ Norman, Okla.............................................................UO 2, OU 0 Oct. 20, 1996, @ Eugene, Ore..............................................................UO 4, OU 0

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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA USC leads 1-0 Sept. 20, 2009, @ Norman, Okla.........................................................USC 1, OU 0 SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA OU leads 1-0 Sept. 22, 2001, @ Norman, Okla........................................................OU 5, SLU 0 SOUTHERN METHODIST SMU leads 3-2-1 Aug. 29, 2004, @ Norman, Okla..............................................OU 2, SMU 2 (2OT) Sept. 14 2003, @ Dallas, Texas .......................................... ......OU 2, SMU 1 (OT) Sept. 13, 2002, @ Norman, Okla .................................................. ...OU 1, SMU 0 Sept. 9, 2001, @ Dallas, Texas ........................................................ SMU 1, OU 0 Sept. 8, 2000, @ Norman, Okla. ...................................................... SMU 1, OU 0 Sept. 16, 1999, @ Dallas, Texas .............................................. . SMU 3, OU 2 (OT) STEPHEN F. AUSTIN Series tied 1-1 Sept. 10, 2006, @ Norman, Okla........................................................ OU 3, SFA 0 Sept. 9, 1998, @ Nacogdoches, Texas................................................ SFA 2, OU 1 OPPONENT FA TEXAS Texas leads 8-5-1 Sept. 25, 2009, @ Norman, Okla......................................................... UT 2, OU 1 Oct. 17, 2008, @ Austin, Texas............................................................ UT 4, OU 0 Oct. 28, 2007, @ Norman, Okla........................................................... UT 4, OU 0 Oct. 1, 2006, @ Austin, Texas.....................................................OU 3, UT 3 (2OT) Sept. 25, 2005, @ Norman, Okla......................................................... OU 2, UT 0 Oct. 1, 2004, @ Austin, Texas.............................................................. UT 1, OU 0 Sept. 28, 2003, @ Norman, Okla......................................................... OU 2, UT 1 Oct. 18, 2002, @ Norman, Okla. ......................................................... UT 3, OU 0 Oct. 28, 2001, @ Austin, Texas............................................................ UT 3, OU 1 Nov. 1, 2000, @ San Antonio, Texas.................................................... OU 2, UT 0 Oct. 22, 2000, @ Norman, Okla........................................................... OU 2, UT 0 Aug. 27, 1999, @ Austin, Texas........................................................... UT 1, OU 0 Oct. 30, 1998, @ Norman, Okla........................................................... OU 2, UT 0 Sept. 26, 1997, @ Austin, Texas.......................................................... UT 9, OU 0 TEXAS A&M A&M leads 14-1 Sept. 27, 2009, @ Norman, Okla. .................................................... OU 3, A&M 1 Oct. 5, 2008, @ College Station, Texas............................................. A&M 5, OU 0 Oct. 7, 2007, @ Norman, Okla. . ...................................................... A&M 1, OU 0 Sept. 29, 2006, @ College Station, Texas......................................... A&M 6, OU 1 Oct. 14, 2005, @ College Station, Texas........................................... A&M 6, OU 2 Oct. 3, 2004, @ College Station, Texas............................................. A&M 2, OU 1 Sept. 26, 2003, @ Norman, Okla...................................................... A&M 4, OU 1 Oct. 20, 2002, @ Norman, Okla........................................................ A&M 1, OU 0 Nov. 8, 2001, @ San Antonio, Texas..........................................A&M 1, OU 0 (OT) Oct. 26, 2001, @ College Station, Texas........................................... A&M 2, OU 0 Nov. 3, 2000, @ San Antonio, Texas................................................. A&M 1, OU 0 Oct. 20, 2000, @ Norman, Okla........................................................ A&M 3, OU 1 Aug. 29, 1999, @ College Station, Texas.......................................... A&M 5, OU 0 Oct. 30, 1997, @ College Station, Texas........................................... A&M 2, OU 1 Oct. 7, 1996, @ Norman, Okla.......................................................... A&M 4, OU 0 TCU OU leads 5-2-1 Sept. 3, 2004, @ Norman, Okla.......................................................... OU 5, TCU 0 Sept. 13, 2003, @ Fort Worth, Texas.........................................OU 1, TCU 1 (2OT) Oct. 4, 2002, @ Norman, Okla............................................................ OU 2, TCU 0 Sept. 2, 2001, @ Fort Worth, Texas.................................................... OU 2, TCU 0

Sept. 17, 2000, @ Norman, Okla........................................................ OU 2, TCU 1 Sept. 18, 1999, @ Fort Worth, Texas.................................................. TCU 1, OU 0 Oct. 4, 1998, @ Norman, Okla............................................................ OU 3, TCU 2 Sept. 21, 1997, @ Fort Worth, Texas.................................................. TCU 2, OU 0 TEXAS STATE OU leads 1-0 Sept. 23, 2005, @ Norman, Okla. .......................................................OU 3, TSU 0 TEXAS TECH Series Tied 6-6-1 Oct. 4, 2009, @ Lubbock, Texas..........................................................TTU 3, OU 1 Sept. 28, 2008, @ Lubbock, Texas............................................ TTU 2, OU 1 (2OT) Oct. 19, 2007, @ Norman, Okla................................................OU 0, Tech 0 (2OT) Oct. 13, 2006, @ Lubbock, Texas....................................................... OU 1, Tech 0 Sept. 30, 2005, @ Norman, Okla...................................................... OU 2, Tech 0 Oct. 10, 2004, @ Lubbock, Texas....................................................... OU 2, Tech 1 Oct. 17, 2003, @ Norman, Okla......................................................... OU 4, Tech 1 Oct. 20, 2002, @ Norman, Okla......................................................... OU 4, Tech 0 Oct. 5, 2001, @ Norman, Okla........................................................... OU 3, Tech 0 Sept. 29, 2000, @ Lubbock, Texas.................................................... Tech 2, OU 1 Oct. 17, 1999, @ Norman, Okla. ....................................................... Tech 1, OU 0 Oct. 18, 1998, @ Lubbock, Texas....................................................... Tech 3, OU 0 Sept. 5, 1997, @ Norman, Okla................................................. Tech 2, OU 1 (OT) TULSA OU leads 6-2 Aug. 30, 2009, @ Norman, Okla...........................................................OU 3, TU 1 Sept. 16, 2005, @ Norman, Okla...........................................................OU 3, TU 0 Sept. 12, 2004, @ Tulsa, Okla................................................................OU 3, TU 1 Sept. 21, 2003, @ Norman, Okla...........................................................OU 2, TU 0 Aug. 30, 2002, @ Tulsa, Okla.................................................................OU 2, TU 0 Aug. 25, 2000, @ Edmond, Okla............................................................TU 2, OU 0 Sept. 1, 1998, @ Tulsa, Okla..................................................................OU 6, TU 2 Sept. 17,1997, @ Norman, Okla............................................................TU 3, OU 0 VANDERBILT VU leads Sept. 6, 2009, @ Nashville, TN........................................................... VAN 3, OU 1 VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH Series tied 0-0-1 Sept. 9, 2007, @ Williamsburg, Va. ......................................OU 0, VCUW 0 (2OT) WASHINGTON Washington leads 1-0 Aug. 26, 2006, @ Honolulu, Hawaii................................................... UW 2, OU 1 WESTERN MICHIGAN OU leads 1-0 Sept. 9, 2005, @ Norman, Okla. ..................................................... OU 4, WMU 1 WILLIAM & MARY OU leads 1-0 Sept. 7, 2007, @ Williamsburg, Va. ................................................ OU 2, WMU 1 WISCONSIN Wisconsin leads 1-0 Sept. 2, 2005, @ Madison, Wisc.........................................................UW 2, OU 0 WISCONSIN-MILWAUKEE OU leads 1-0 Sept. 15, 2000, @ Norman, Okla..................................................... OU 1, UWM 0 SOONERSPORTS.COM - 75


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According to university records, the following players earned soccer letters during the years indicated. Corrections are welcome and should be addressed to the Athletics Communications Office.

E Whitney Elkins (13).......................................1996-97 Jennifer Enos (7).......................................... 1999-02 Michelle Enos (25).........................................2002-05

A Michelle Alexander (12)..................................2008-09 Lauren Alkek (6).............................................2007-09 Shana All (11)...............................................2004-07 Kelsey Allison (9)................................................ 2007 Helen Ajufo (3)..............................................2005-07

F Jamie Farmer (18)........................................ 1999-02 Ashley Farrand (2).....................................2006-2009 Samantha Faulkner (27)................................2002-04 Rachelle Faurot (15)........................................... 1996 Keri Ferguson (17).........................................1996-97 Mindy Field (18)................................................. 1996 Hollee Fink (88).................................................. 2004 Kali Fournier (11)................................................ 2009 Brianna Frost (21).........................................2007-08 Briana Fry (22)................................................... 2000 Emily Frye (29)................................................... 2003 Anna Furhman (18)............................................ 1997

B Charla Baker (20)..........................................2006-07 Christi Basgall (23)................................... 2001, 2003 Jennifer Bennett (24)......................................... 1996 Ashley Bolden (4)..........................................2007-08 Melanie Brosnahan (21)................................1998-99 C Savannah Campbell (21).................................... 2005 Candace Campsey (18)........................................ 2009 Kate Carnahan (25)............................................ 1999 Kayce Casner (9)................................................. 1996 Stephanie Castner (28)....................................... 2003 Ashlee Coleman (26).....................................2006-09 Jonette Coquat (10)...................................1998-2001 Sage Coralli (10).................................................. 2008 Katie Corbitt (20, 24).................................2005-2008 Erin Cudd (6)...................................................... 1996 Jana Cunningham (0)............................... 1999-2002 D Brittany Davis (13)....................................... 1999-02 Krissy Dawson (9, 19)................................... 2000-02 Kelsey Devonshire (0).......................................... 2009 Traci Dickenson (44)......................................2005-08 Tiana Dickson (5)............................................2007-09 Danielle Digeralamo (19)...............................2008-09 Tenesha Duncan (16).....................................2004-07 76 - 2010 SOCCER MEDIA GUIDE

G Jordan Gibbs (30)............................................... 2002 Amber Givens (12)............................................. 1998 Abbey Golliher (20)............................................ 2008 Lee Leon Guerrero (8)....................................1996-97 H Audri Habibi (27)..........................................2006-07 Dria Hampton (9)................................................ 2009 Lauren Harris (12).........................................2004-07 Katherine Hergenrether (29).............................. 2004 Natalie Hixson (16).......................................1996-99 Allison Hunt (7).............................................1996-98 Andrea Hurley (7)..........................................2003-06 J Lisa Jett (1).....................................................2008-09 Jessica Johnson (15)............................................ 2009 Jenny Jones (2).............................................2002-05 Jessica Jones (20)............................................... 1997 Keara Jones (00)............................................2002-04

K Kirstin Karfonta (15).................................... 2001-04 Monica Karriker (21).....................................2002-03 Colleen Keester (19)......................................2004-07 Kady Kelly (10)..............................................2003-06 Christy Kenkel (8)..........................................2002-04 Emily Kern (18).................................................. 1998 Ashley King (32)............................................2004-06 Lauren King (33)...........................................2004-06 Heidi Kohlbacher (26)........................................ 2002 Kelsey Kraft (16).............................................2008-09 Jessica Knehans (22).......................................... 2001 Allyson Kucera (18).......................................2004-07 L Ashley Lacey (17)......................................... 2000-03 Emily Land (14)........................................ 1999-2002 Paige Lawrence (11)........................................... 2003 Mary Catherine Lee (19)................................1997-98 Kate Leyendecker (28)...................................2006-07 Carina Littleton (3)............................................. 1996 M Tara Macdonald (0)............................................ 2007 Lauren MacIver (5)........................................2002-05 Abby Mann (22, 25, 31).................................2003-04 Teri Marcum (23, 24).......................................... 2000 Kate Marr (17)...............................................2006-09 Lyndsey Marron (13).......................................... 1998 Heather Martinelli (4, 14)......................... 1999-2002 Heidi Martinson (16).................................... 2000-03 Josie Miller (1)...............................................1997-99 Heather Morrison (9).....................................1997-99 Mary Morse (8).........................................1997-2000 Ashley Mumma (25).......................................... 2007 Nicole Murray (4)............................................... 1996


N Becky Nelson (6, 25)......................................2002-06 Jennifer Nichols (0,1)....................................2004-07 Katharine Nutman (23)....................................... 2009 O Megan Olsen (2, 13)..................................1998-2001 P Whitney Palmer (8)........................................2007-09 Kathleen Peay (5)..........................................1997-98 Lindsay Pulat (37).............................................. 2004 Laura Pursar (0)................................................. 1996 R Ashlee Richmond (21)...................................1998-99 Liz Ross (5)......................................................... 1996 Kate Rusley (3)..........................................1998-2001

OU’s top 10 00-02) ranks in Krissy Dawson (20 s. int sists and po in career goals, as

S Savannah Scott (9)........................................2003-06 Christen Secrest (5, 27)..............................1998-2001 Jayme Seetin (14).........................................2004-06 Shelly Sims (20)............................................2002-03 Jennifer Small (22)............................................. 1997 Christie Smeal (15)............................................. 2006 Bridgette Smith (15).................................1997-2000 Katherine Smith (11)......................................... 1996 Olivia Staff (13)................................................... 2009 Caitlin Stojkovic.................................................. 2007 Brianne Strothers (20)...............................1998-2001 T My Ta (2,4)....................................................1996-97 Jessica Talton (12)........................................ 2000-03 Jamie Taylor (10)...........................................1996-97 Lauren Tietze (2)................................................ 1997 Ayn Toppin (00).........................................1997-2000 Briana Turrang (3)............................................... 2009

in scoring in 98-2001) led OU Jonette Coquat (19 three years. each of her first

V Kristin Vesely (3,4)........................................2002-05 Jessica Volcansek (6)......................1997-98, 2000-01 W Catherine Wade (1)...................................... 2001-04 Tally Ward (22)................................................... 2005 Claire West (22).............................................2007-09 Sheri Whatley (12)........................................1996-97 Jordan White (7).............................................2008-09 Logan Womack (19)..................................... 2000-03 Shannon Wing (11).................................. 1999-2002 . Y Erin Young (21)............................................. 2001-04 - ITALICS indicates active player

o-time 04-07) was a tw Allyson Kucera (20 . ree no ho 12 Academic All-Big

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THE UNIVERSITY campus experience

UNDERSGRADUATE DEGREES

A PACESETTER FOR PUBLIC HIGHER EDUCATION IN THE U.S. “The University of Oklahoma is truly a great university. It is becoming a pacesetter for public higher education in the United States. We must no longer keep the university’s excellence a secret! It’s time for us to let others know about the strengths of our university and our determination to make it even better.” - University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren The University of Oklahoma Overview Created by the Oklahoma Territorial Legislature in 1890, the University of Oklahoma is a doctoral degree-granting research university serving the educational, cultural, economic and health-care needs of the state, region and nation. The Norman campus serves as home to all of the university’s academic programs except health-related fields. The OU Health Sciences Center, which is located in Oklahoma City, is one of only four comprehensive academic health centers in the nation with seven professional colleges. Both the Norman and Health Sciences Center colleges offer programs at the Schusterman Center, the site of OU-Tulsa. OU enrolls more than 30,000 students, has more than 2,400 full-time faculty members, and has 20 colleges offering 163 majors at the baccalaureate level, 166 majors at the master’s level, 81 majors at the doctoral level, 27 majors at the doctoral professional level, and 26 graduate certificates. The university’s annual operating budget is $1.5 billion. The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity institution. Mission Statement The mission of the University of Oklahoma is to provide the best possible educational experience for our students through excellence in teaching, research and creative activity, and service to the state and society.

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ACADEMIC AFFAIRS Multidisciplinary Studies College of Architecture Architecture Construction Science Environmental Design Interior Design College of Arts and Sciences African & African-American Studies Anthropology A&S Planned Program Astronomy Astrophysics Biochemistry Botany Chemistry Chinese Classics Communication Economics English Ethics and Religion Film and Video Studies French German Health & Exercise Science History

Human Relations Information Studies International & Area Studies Letters Linguistics Mathematics Microbiology Native American Studies Philosophy Physics Political Science Psychology Public Affairs & Administration Religious Studies Russian Social Work Sociology Sociology - Criminology Spanish Women’s Studies Zoology


College of Atmospheric and Geographic SCIENCES Geography Meteorology Michael F. Price College of Business Accounting Economics Energy Management Entrepreneurship & Venture Management Finance Human Resources Management International Business Management Management Information Systems Marketing Supply Chain Management College of Continuing Education Aviation Professional Studies College of Earth and Energy Environmental Geology Geology Geophysics Paleontology Petroleum Engineering Petroleum Geology

College of Education Early Childhood Education Elementary Education Foreign Language Education Language Arts Education Mathematics Education Science Education Social Studies Education Special Education College of Engineering Aerospace Engineering Architectural Engineering Chemical Engineering Civil Engineering Computer Engineering Computer Science Electrical Engineering Engineering Physics Environmental Engineering Environmental Science Industrial Engineering Information Technology Mechanical Engineering

Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts Art Art History Dance Drama Media - Filmaking, Photography, Video Music Music Education Musical Theatre Performance Studio Arts Theatre Visual Communications Gaylord College of Journalism and Communication Advertising Broadcasting & Electronic Media Journalism Professional Writing Public Relations College of Liberal Studies Liberal Studies

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THE UNIVERSITY academics

THE PATH TO GRADUATION STARTS HERE In the 1950s, he came to OU to play football, and, in the process, broke down barriers and crushed stereotypes. Today, OU student-athletes use the Prentice Gautt Academic Center to break another kind of stereotype. The center that today’s student-athletes use everyday now bears the name of the man who left an indelible legacy for Sooner Athletics and helped change a society in the process. The formal dedication of the Prentice Gautt Academic Center was held Friday, Sept. 17, 1999. The proposal to re-name the center was approved by the OU Board of Regents in March 1999. “It is appropriate that this center be named after Prentice Gautt,” OU President David L. Boren said.“His personal values and character, along with his leadership as associate commissioner of the Big 12 Conference, continue to bring pride to his alma mater. His personal example of quiet courage, grace under pressure, and dedication to the university helped open the doors of opportunity for countless number of African-American and minority student-athletes who have followed him into collegiate athletics.” The professional consultants of the Prentice Gautt Academic Center help studentathletes with a variety of academic tasks, from learning strategy instruction to any stage of the writing process including preparing for an essay exam and the formal research paper. The goal is to help student-athletes develop the strategies they need to be successful by encouraging the use of the center for all facets of the learning and writing processes encountered in college. The Prentice Gautt Academic Center provides student-athletes with a state-ofthe-art academic support facility. The environment encourages a collaboration between staff members and student-athletes. In addition, it is highly conducive to learning in all areas of students’ academic endeavors and features seven learning centers.

The Legacy of Prentice Gautt The OU Academics Center that today’s student-athletes use everyday now bears the name of the man who left an indelible legacy for Sooner Athletics and helped change a society in the process. “It is appropriate that this center be named after Prentice Gautt,” University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren said. “His personal values and character, along with his leadership as associate commissioner of the Big 12 Conference, continue to bring pride to his alma mater. “His personal example of quiet courage, grace under pressure, and dedication to the university helped open the doors of opportunity for countless number of African-American and minority student-athletes who have followed him into collegiate athletics.” 82 - 2010 SOCCER MEDIA GUIDE

Located on the second and third floors in the north end of the Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, the Academic Center houses Academic Counseling offices, and Learning and Skill Development centers including the Kerr Foundation Computer Center, the Thompson Writing Center and centers for communication, reading, study skills, math and foreign language as well as learning enhancement and study areas. Learning Centers: Kerr Career Center Whether student-athletes are freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors or graduates, they will benefit from the services of the Kerr Career Center. It provides a system of services that educates and guides students through the career development process. The Career Center is dedicated to helping students make the transition from college to career by developing an individualized career plan where they gather information to assist in making a decision about a career; obtain information on the suitable career list; explore classes and publications in the field as well as obtain experience; and gain knowledge and skills necessary for résumé writing, job-related letter writing and interviewing techniques. The Career Center is a link with the campus Careers Services Office and offers student-athletes a wide array of effective job hunting skills, training and career services. Kerr Foundation Computer Center In the 21st century, computers have become an integral part of the learning experience. Students need access to computers and their resources almost daily. The Kerr Foundation Computer Centers are here to meet these technological needs. We provide each student with the equipment and support necessary to succeed. The computer center is housed within the Prentice Gautt Academic Center and houses nearly 200 computers available exclusively to our student-athletes.


Students also enjoy a large amount of storage space on our athletic network. Laptop computers are checked out to students when the computer center is unavailable. This allows access to our network and resources 24 hours a day. The laptop program is very important in helping athletes stay on top of their schoolwork when traveling. Group training is provided for all new student-athletes during the first week of supervised study. This helps familiarize each student with our resources and procedures. Individual training sessions are available to each student and lab technicians are always on hand to help. The Kerr Foundation Computer Center has been a model for other universities around the country. We plan on being a leader in the future as well. Upgrades are scheduled annually and there is a deep commitment from the Athletics Department ensures that the excellence in the computer center will continue for a long time. Communications Center This academic center focuses on developing communication and public speaking skills for student-athletes. The state-of-the-art center, coordinated by a broadcast professional, builds strong media relations skills through the use of video equipment. Kerr Foundation Foreign Language Center To assist you in speaking, listening, reading and writing in other languages, the Kerr Foundation Foreign Language Center offers a multimedia environment that provides instruction in all foreign languages and in English as a second language.

On an individual basis, students have the option of working with computers, audio-visual equipment and tutors in order to enhance their language experience. Math Center If performing math functions is a problem, the solution is the Math Center. As a supplement to class instruction, the Math Center provides all levels of math computations, concepts and problems to help students review course material. In addition, it offers personal and group tutoring sessions to assist with math assignments. READING/Study Skills Center If students have trouble with assigned textbook readings or studying, the Reading and Study Skills Center can help. It provides reading and studying techniques and its staff teach how to make direct applications to current resources. Consultation, computer-assisted instruction, tutoring and independent activities are available. Thompson Writing Center Because learning and writing are essential life long skills which can always be strengthened, the Writing Center offers personalized instruction to student-athletes who seek assistance in refreshing, reviewing, or improving these skills. The Thompson Writing Center offers a dynamic, positive atmosphere to help studentathletes generate ideas and strategies for writing assignments. Consultants help student-athletes organize papers, review grammatical basics, develop proofreading and library research skills, and design rĂŠsumĂŠs.

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A STORIED AND ACTIVE TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE The University of Oklahoma athletics program boasts a tradition that few schools can rival. Over the years, Sooner squads have combined for 26 team national championships including eight in men’s gymnastics, seven in football, seven in wrestling, two in baseball, one in men’s golf and one in softball.

Each day, it becomes more evident that the University of Oklahoma has become one of the finest comprehensive athletics program in the country. When OU student-athletes raise the trophy of another championship, the hands responsible for hoisting that trophy symbolize thousands of Sooners around the globe.

The Sooner tradition isn’t something buried in the past. It inspires OU’s student-athletes to greater heights every season. In 2008-09, the Sooner football team competed in its sixth BCS bowl in just seven years and, in 2008, the men’s gymnastics team earned its fifth national title in seven seasons. In 2002, the Sooner men’s and women’s basketball teams carved their spot in history by advancing to the NCAA Final Four -- only the third time in NCAA history a school accomplished the feat with both teams in the same year. The OU women added two more Final Four appearances in 2009 and 2010, becoming one of only eight programs in NCAA history to reach back-to-back Final Fours.

The following represents a closer look at the tradition powering the Oklahoma Sooners:

Even more remarkable, during the 2008-2009 season, the OU football and men’s and women’s basketball teams combined for 74 wins – tying the most ever for those three sports by a Division I school in a single season. In 2008-2009, OU went 12-2 in football, 30-6 in men’s basketball and 32-5 in women’s basketball. The 74-win mark was previously set during the 2001-2002 season by none other than the Oklahoma Sooners. The University of Oklahoma now stands alone in college sports’ 30-30-10 club, created exclusively by OU. Oklahoma’s student-athletes continue to lead in the classroom and their actions in the community are exemplary. With the Great Expectations campaign, Oklahoma continues to build the finest facilities in the nation.

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• Oklahoma was playing football before it was a state. It’s only one of two Division I football programs to win seven or more national championships. And OU is the only Division I football program ever to record 47 straight victories. • With Sam Bradford at No. 1, Gerald McCoy at No. 3 and Trent Williams at No. 4, Oklahoma became the first school ever to supply three of the first four NFL Draft picks in 2010. 2010 also marked only the second time that one school has produced the top pick in consecutive NBA (OU’s Blake Griffin went first in the 2009 hoops draft) and NFL Drafts. • Oklahoma gymnastics great Bart Conner won two NCAA all-around crowns and led the Sooners to two NCAA titles in 1977 and 1978. A three-time Olympian (1976, ‘80, ‘84), Conner won two gold medals in 1984. He was instrumental in the foundation of the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City.

• Oklahoma defeated UCLA in the 2000 Women’s College World Series to capture the school’s first softball national championship. The Sooners won 66 games, broke 15 school records, had four All-Americans, the WCWS Most Outstanding Player, three WCWS all-tournament team members, a Big 12 title, a No. 1 ranking and the National Coaching Staff of the Year. The Sooners became just the second non-West Coast team in NCAA history to win a softball national championship. • The OU men’s basketball team has competed in 27 postseason tournaments in the last 29 years. In 2009 OU produced its 32nd winning season in the last 34 years. No other Big 12 team can boast as many winning campaigns in the span. • Sooner football has accumulated seven national championships, 42 conference titles, 25 bowl championships, 150 All-Americans and had 346 players drafted by the NFL, including 41 first-round selections and four No. 1 picks: Lee Roy Selmon (1976), Billy Sims (1980), Brian Bosworth (1987—supplemental) and Sam Bradford (2010). • Oklahoma’s storied wrestling program has amassed 23 conference titles and seven national championships. OU has produced 257 All-Americans and its 65 individual national champions ranks third all-time. • The OU women’s basketball team advanced to its third overall and second-consecutive Final Four in 2010 after playing the nation’s toughest schedule. OU at some point, played all four No. 1 seeds in the NCAA Championship and 13 teams ranked in the final top 25.


• Oklahoma football has placed 28 former Sooners into the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, including three head coaches: Bennie Owen in 1951, Bud Wilkinson in 1969 and Barry Switzer in 2001. • The Oklahoma men’s golf program has produced 47 All-Americans, eight three-time All-Americans, eight individual conference champions, 14 conference titles and the 1989 national championship. • Oklahoma men’s basketball great Mookie Blaylock holds the NCAA-single game record for steals in a contest with 13. He accomplished the feat twice in games against Centenary on Dec. 12, 1987, and Loyola-Marymount on Dec. 17, 1988. • OU football has produced five Heisman Trophy winners: halfback Billy Vessels won the award in 1952, tailback Steve Owens won in 1969, halfback Billy Sims won in 1978, quarterback Jason White brought the trophy back to Norman in 2003 and fellow QB Sam Bradford took home the award last season. OU players have captured 63 national awards and the Sooners have also produced five Outland Trophies, four Walter Camp Trophies, four Butkus Award winners, four Davey O’Brien Awards, three Lombardi Awards, three Thorpe Awards, two Bronko Nagurski Awards, two Maxwell Awards, one Tatupu Award, one Johnny Unitas Award and one Bednarik award. • The Oklahoma baseball team swept through its regional tournament and the World Series without a loss to capture the 1994 national championship. The Sooners topped off

a 42-17 regular season with the school’s second national baseball title. • Oklahoma golf’s Charlie Coe was one of the most celebrated amateur players in the history of the game. During his career, Coe captured U.S. amateur crowns in 1949, 1958 and 1959. He also played in 19 straight Masters Tournaments. Coe competed on the Walker Cup teams of 1949, 1951 and 1953. • Oklahoma wrestling has produced 18 Olympians who have collectively won three gold and two silver medals. Brothers Dave and Mark Schultz both won gold in the 1984 games. • Oklahoma baseball won the 1951 College World Series with a come-from-behind win over Tennessee in the championship game to become the first team in history to claim the title after winning the double-elimination tournament without a defeat. • Oklahoma baseball advanced to its 10th College World Series appearance in 2010 and finished the season ranked No. 5 nationally, the program’s highest finish since claiming OU’s second national title in 1994. • Oklahoma basketball great Wayman Tisdale was a threetime All-American for the Sooners from 1983-85 and is the all-time leading scorer and rebounder in OU history. He was a member of the 1984 gold-medal-winning U.S. Olympic team and was recently named the greatest player ever in the Big Eight Conference by a panel of longtime

conference media observers and officials. Tisdale’s No. 23 jersey was retired by Oklahoma in 1997 -- the first jersey ever retired by OU in any sport. • Sooner basketball great Stacey Dales graduated as the most decorated player in the program’s history in 2002. She was the WNBA’s third overall draft pick by the Washington Mystics. In addition to leading OU to the 2002 national championship game, Dales was a two-time consensus All-American, two-time Big 12 Player of the Year, four-time Academic All-Big 12 selection, and two-time CoSIDA Academic All-American. • Former OU letterwinners Michael Blackwood (track and field), Jonathan Horton (men’s gymnastics) and Danny McFarlane (track and field) represented Oklahoma at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. • Three-time OU All-American Anthony Kim won the 2008 AT&T National in early July, becoming the first American golfer since Tiger Woods to win twice in one year on the PGA Tour. Kim was also a member of the victorious U.S. squad at the 2008 Ryder Cup where he played a crucial role in winning the cup with a defeat of Sergio Garcia. • OU women’s gymnastics made its seventh-straight NCAA Championships in 2010 where the Sooners finished a program-best second place in their first ever Super Six team finals appearance. The Sooners closed 2010 with a final record of 33-5. The win total broke the previous program best of 26 that was set in 1989 under Becky Switzer.

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SOME OF THE MOST RECOGNIZED TRADITIONS IN COLLEGE ATHLETICS The University of Oklahoma has a long and storied history. The rich tradition has given birth to some of the most recognized pageantry in all of college athletics. Here is a look at the origin of some of the elements that create the wonderful atmosphere so unique to OU: Sooners College sports fans are hard-pressed to find a nickname that is as unique and as tied in to a state’s history as a Sooner. The University of Oklahoma is the only school known as Sooners and those who claim that they are Sooners say it with pride. The Oklahoma Territory opened with the Land Run of 1889. Settlers from across the globe, seeking free land, made their way to the prairies of the plains to stake their claim. One of the few rules to claiming a lot of land was that all participants were to start at the same time, on the boom of a cannon. All settlers who started then were labeled as “Boomers” and the ones who went early were called “Sooners.” OU athletic teams were called either Rough Riders or Boomers for 10 years before the current Sooner nickname emerged in 1908. The university actually derived its name from a pep club called “The Sooner Rooters.” The success of University of Oklahoma athletics teams over the years has made the nickname synonymous with winning. Boomer Sooner One of the most recognizable college fight songs in the country, Boomer Sooner immediately evokes enthusiasm from OU fans and sends chills down the spines of those who dare to oppose them. In 1905, Arthur M. Alden, a student in history and physiology whose father was a Norman jeweler, wrote the lyrics to the fight song, borrowing the tune from Yale University’s Boola Boola but improvising the words. A year later, an addition was

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made to it from North Carolina’s I’m a Tarheel Born and the two combined to form today’s university fight song. Though the tune was first made known by Yale, the everlasting success of Sooner squads has taken the melody of Boomer Sooner to national popularity. Boomer Sooner, Boomer Sooner Boomer Sooner, Boomer Sooner Boomer Sooner, Boomer Sooner Boomer Sooner, OK U! Oklahoma, Oklahoma Oklahoma, Oklahoma Oklahoma, Oklahoma Oklahoma, OK U! I’m a Sooner born and Sooner bred and when I die, I’ll be Sooner dead Rah Oklahoma, Rah Oklahoma Rah Oklahoma, OK U! Mascots The Sooner Schooner is a Conestoga, or covered wagon, reminiscent of the mode of travel used by pioneers who settled Oklahoma. The Schooner is powered by matching white ponies named Boomer and Sooner, and it ventures onto Owen Field in a triumphant victory ride after OU scores. Although the Schooner was introduced in 1964, it did not become the official mascot until 1980. The Schooner is well-recognized by college athletics fans across the country and makes regular appearances at university functions. During OU football and baseball games from 1915-1928, Mex the Dog wore a red sweater with a letter “O” on the side. Mex died of old age on April 30, 1928, and he was so popular among students and faculty that the university closed for his funeral and procession on May 2, 1928.


In the fall of 2005, the OU Athletics Deparment introduced costumed mascots. The new characters will act as an extension of the Sooner Schooner and its horses to be enjoyed by fans -- especially children -- at all OU athletics contests. The costumes feature traditional collegiate gear as part of their regular uniform, but will don team uniforms for football and men’s and women’s basketball. They were voted “Most Collegiate” by the Universal Cheerleading Association (UCA). Crimson and Cream In the fall of 1895, Miss May Overstreet, the only woman on the faculty, was asked to chair a committee to select the colors of the university. The committee decided the colors should be crimson and cream and an elaborate display of the colors was draped above a platform before the student body. The student body approved with great enthusiasm and immediately pennants, banners, badges and decorations of every description appeared on the streets, in the windows, at chapel, in classrooms, and all public places; however, local merchants could not supply the demand. Even though the school colors have evolved to red and white over the years, you can ask any self-respecting Sooner what the colors are and they will proudly announce “Crimson and Cream.”

On gamedays, a sea of crimson rolls through OU’s home venues and all Sooners are urged to wear the official colors to show the rest of the country what school spirit and Sooner Pride is all about. Pride of Oklahoma The Pride of Oklahoma Marching Band has been supporting Sooner Spirit for more than a century. Unlike many other college bands, which began as military drill units, the Pride of Oklahoma had its beginnings as a pep band. In the early years of the 1900s, both townspeople of Norman and students of OU participated in a band that played for football games. Professor John Merrill started the first band in 1901, which was composed mostly of townspeople and disbanded after each football season. Lloyd Curtis, a cornetist, founded the first continuous student band in 1904. Today, the 300-member Pride of Oklahoma has members representing virtually every college and major on campus. The Pride of Oklahoma stands for excellence in musicianship, academics, school spirit, and commitment to our role in the surrounding community. Boomer Sooner rings out at the end of each rehearsal, and that song is the defining element of the University of Oklahoma. Maybe that is why Sooner fans love the band so much. Not much can compare to the first “go-go” at a football game when the Pride of Oklahoma marches the interlocking OU down the

field playing Boomer Sooner. OU Chant The OU Chant is a loyalty song that is sung before every home football game, before and after every men’s and women’s basketball games and at the end of many athletic and university functions. Every fan who wears the official colors, each current student and student-athlete and all OU alumni are encouraged to stand and raise one finger in the air during the playing of the Chant -- a symbolic gesture that shows those who do not know what it means to be a Sooner, the greatness of the university and the unity between all Sooners. The Chant was written in 1936 by Jessie Lone Clarkson Gilkey, who directed the OU girl’s glee club from 1936 to 1938 and was voted Outstanding Faculty Woman in 1937. O-K-L-A-H-O-M-A Our chant rolls on and on! Thousands strong Join heart and song In alma mater’s praise Of campus beautiful by day and night Of colors proudly gleaming Red and White ‘Neath a western sky OU’s chant will never die. Live on University! SOONERSPORTS.COM - 87


THE UNIVERSITY community service

SUPPORTING THE COMMUNITY THAT SUPPORTS OU OU lives by a clear and strong motto in dealing with its student-athletes... Inspiring Champions for Today, Preparing Leaders for Tomorrow. To fulfill that promise, the athletics department and student-athletes take an active role in a number of community service projects. Sooner student-athletes are exposed to life outside of sports and school work with opportunities to serve and help others. The Student Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) is a committee made up of studentathletes from all 21 intercollegiate athletic teams at the University of Oklahoma. The group coordinates community service programs for the Sooners each month. “Giving back is something that benefits us as much as those we’re helping,” says OU head softball coach Patty Gasso.“It brings us back to reality and makes us realize that there is more to life than collegiate softball. I feel it’s our duty to help out because of the role we’re in as a Division I softball program.” The University of Oklahoma men’s golf program has held an annual Clubs for Kids event in early May at the Lakeview Golf Course in Ardmore, Okla. Providing clubs and instruction, the event allows more than 1,000 southeastern Oklahoma youth an opportunity to interact with the OU golf team and coaches. Oklahoma women’s basketball teams have been extremely active in the community since head coach Sherri Coale’s arrival in 1996. In addition to projects with the United Way, Coaches vs. Cancer, Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity and the Children’s Miracle Network, Coale implemented the Sooner Big Sis Program which places women’s basketball players at elementary schools in Norman to serve as mentors and teachers’ aides. “I want our student-athletes to learn through their experience here,” says Coale, “how important it is to volunteer to be a part of whatever community they decide to reside in when their playing days are over.”

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Oklahoma’s student-athletes recognize that wearing the Crimson and Cream means representing a popular sports program and themselves as individuals. They are encouraged to respond to a public that adores them, while learning important lessons about making a positive impact in the lives of others and in the community in which they live. Community service events for OU student-athletes from the past year included: • Women’s basketball players and coaches visited the Children’s Hospital in Oklahoma City and participated in the Sooner Big Sis Program, an event in which each student-athlete selects a Norman elementary school class and visits the class weekly for an hour. • The Oklahoma baseball team annually attends Willow Springs Boys Ranch to spend time with children and host a barbeque, in addition to visiting the “Miracle League” in Edmond and working with children at local elementary schools. • The OU men’s gymnastics team participated in Adopt-An-Angel, Safe Trick-OrTreat and volunteered at various elementary schools in the Norman area. The team earned the Volunteer of the Year award by the Norman United Way and Junior League of Norman. for its work at Norman’s Cleveland Elementary School. • The OU Athletics Department participated in “Think if You Drink,” a community campaign to help promote safe and responsible drinking among student-athletes and students on campus. • The football program participated in Special Spectators for children with terminal illnesses by visiting and playing with the children. • OU student-athletes and coaches made contact with more than 1,000 Norman Public Schools students in 20 schools as visiting readers, tutors, mentors and other special events including speaking engagements.


• The OU women’s volleyball team visited Santa Fe High School, mentored children during lunch at Norman Lutheran Church, led FCA at Alcott Middle School, refereed and taught children’s volleyball for Jumping Juniors and the Homeschool Association and spoke to the young adults at Tulsa High School.

• More than 450 hours of community service were put in by OU student-athletes through the Life Skills Program. Events included reading to school children, leading middle school FCA meetings, speaking to elementary school children, and visits to children’s hospital.

• Oklahoma men’s basketball has been involved with community organizations including the American Cancer Society, the American Lung Association, Boys and Girls Clubs, Boy Scouts of America, Citizens Caring for Children, Children’s Miracle Network, Food and Shelter for Friends, Sooner Reading Program, the Oklahoma Blood Institute, the Oklahoma Committee to Prevent Child Abuse and Special Olympics, among others.

• The football, basketball, baseball, and gymnastics teams were involved with Special Spectators, a national organization that invites seriously ill children to attend a sporting event and meet the players and coaches. The Sooners hosted more than 20 children from several Oklahoma City hospitals who attended sporting events on the OU campus.

• Bridge Builders, the African American Student-Athlete Network, organized student outreach programs at Marcus Garvey Leadership Charter School and Moon Middle School helping to impart ideas and strategies to young people that will help them be successful in sports as well as life.

• OU participated in the Adopt-an-Angel Toy Drive in which toys and clothing were given by student–athletes and department staff to the Salvation Army, Women’s Resource Center and individuals in need during the holiday season.

• Oklahoma women’s basketball players supported the Special Olympics in Norman and Noble. The players were honorary hug givers and cheerleaders, encouraging Oklahoma’s special stars. The Sooners also assisted the United Way in its Meals on Wheels program. OU delivered, sacked and decorated bags that contained food items for emergency use during the winter months. • Sooner football players spent more than 300 hours involved in various community projects during the course of the year including the Clinic for Kids, visiting elementary schools and conducting the annual food drive.

• The Sooners sponsored a campus-wide blood drive with the American Red Cross with more than 100 donors whose donations will help save the lives of more than 500 people. • The women’s basketball team earned the 2009 CHAMPS/Life Skills Team Competition Award. The team earned points through community service hours, attendance at life skills events, athletics competitions, BridgeBuilder and SAAC events as well as participation in campus cultural events. The squad also earned points for individual GPAs.

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strength conditioning and sports medicine ROBIN SIEGFRIED & FAMILY STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COMPLEX THE PROGRAM Oklahoma’s weight training program is a pioneer in the development of strength and conditioning, and is a vital part of the Sooners’ traditional success. OU strength and conditioning coaches utilize their expertise along with a wide array of equipment and tests to produce national championship-caliber athletes. Evaluation, goal-oriented programs, supervision and state-of-the-art facilities help Oklahoma athletes become bigger, faster, stronger and more flexible. The Robin Siegfried & Family Strength and Conditioning Complex, located in the Barry Switzer Center, has 13,000 square feet to facilitate the intensive training of OU athletes. The objective of the strength and conditioning program is to ensure each studentathlete in every sport is provided with a sound in-season and off-season program. This program of activity includes strength, conditioning, flexibility and nutrition. A strength and conditioning coordinator for each sport is provided to assist athletes in reaching the highest possible training levels. Located at the south end of Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, the Barry Switzer Center houses administrative offices, the football locker room, the equipment room, the 8,000-square-foot Sports Medicine Facility and the 7,000-square-foot Touchdown Club Legends Lobby in addition to the Siegfried Strength and Conditioning Complex.

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JERRY SCHMIDT - Director of Sports Enhancement 10 Years at Oklahoma Schmidt is recognized nationally as one of the best in the business and his work, along with his staff, serves as one of the key components to OU athletics excellence. SCOTT ANDERSON - Head Athletics Trainer 12 Years at Oklahoma The recently appointed president of the College Athletic Trainers’ Society, Anderson supervises a staff of nine full-time certified athletic trainers, one physical therapist, eight graduate assistants and 20 undergraduates who provide a bulk of the care for OU student-athletes. “I am honored to be appointed President of the College Athletic Trainers’ Society,” said Anderson. “This is an organization dedicated to the professional and personal life of the college athletic trainer as we expand the margin of safety for our student-athletes in sport.”


STATE-OF-THE-ART ADDITION Among the recent updates that increased OU’s athletic training space to 10,000 square feet were the addition of new hot and cold plunge hydrotherapy pools (shown left). The facility also includes a water rehabilitation pool that features an underwater treadmill, allowing athletes the opportunity to exercise after injury much sooner than on land. By taking away the weight bearing forces of gravity, an athlete is able to keep their running motion while waiting for the injury to heal, allowing the athlete to maintain cardiovascular endurance. The treadmill reaches a speed of approximately eight miles per hour and features underwater jets that provide increased resistance if needed. Underwater cameras allow the athletic trainers and physical therapists to view the running mechanics of the athlete, ensuring proper form and a speedy road to recovery. OTHER ADDITIONS - Two examinations rooms (Don H. O’Donoghue, M.D. Orthopedic Examination Room and E. Randy Eichner, M.D. Examination Room) - Hydroworx 2000 series - Hydroworx Cold Plunge - Two full body whirlpools - Monitored Rehab System shuttle - Digital x-ray

COMPREHENSIVE REHABILITATION The Oklahoma Athletics Department feels a strong responsibility to help its athletes reach and maintain their optimum health and achieve conditioning goals. For this reason, OU has developed excellent training and conditioning programs to lessen the possibility of injuries. However, should injuries occur, the department is committed to a comprehensive rehabilitation program. Complete athletically-related medical services are provided to Oklahoma studentathletes by team physicians and OU’s certified athletic trainers. The University of Oklahoma obtains the services of the best medical consultants available. The base of operation for the Sooners’ medical care is the state-of-the-art Henry J. Freede, M.D. Sports Medicine Center in the Barry Switzer Center. Head athletic trainer Scott Anderson says the addition to the Barry Switzer Center has allowed the university to upgrade to a new edition of rehabilitation equipment that can best benefit the student-athletes. From simple therobands to taping tables, the new facility offers everything a school can have or hope to have. The Sooner training room is equipped to perform isokinetic joint evaluation for preventive medicine and for post-injury rehabilitation. The therapy room is supplied with the latest modalities on the market. SOONERSPORTS.COM - 91


THE UNIVERSITY facilities

GREAT EXPECTATIONS AND BEYOND With one of the greatest winning traditions in intercollegiate athletics, the University of Oklahoma, its players, coaches and fans understand the meaning of “Great Expectations.” OU hopes for and expects great things from its athletics teams -- and the athletes and coaches expect the same from themselves. Time and time again, the Sooners have delivered on this expectation: 26 national championships, more than 200 conference titles and more than 1,000 All-Americans. The University of Oklahoma’s goal is to provide first-class facilities and resources for all the programs and endeavors sponsored by the institution. OU Athletics captures so much attention and interest that it requires the help and support of all Sooners to continue the tradition that all have enjoyed. With that in mind, OU launched “Great Expectations...The Campaign for Sooner Sports” in 1999. “Great Expectations - The Campaign for Sooner Sports,” a recently completed fund-raising effort, was about the continuation of a proud championship tradition. It was a five-year campaign launched with an eventual goal of $100 million, making possible an extraordinary era in new athletics facilities that has led to unprecedented athletic and academic success for OU student-athletes. Among the accomplishments made possible by Great Expectations’ donors: an expanded, renovated and more beautiful football stadium; two completely new facilities for men’s and women’s basketball at Lloyd Noble Center; new or renovated facilities for baseball, softball, volleyball, wrestling, softball, tennis, soccer and track and field; new strength and conditioning and sports medicine centers and an indoor training center.

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Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium The $75 million expansion and renovation of OU’s football stadium, completed in 2004, transformed a towering concrete structure into a beautiful facility featuring the brick and cast stone that characterize OU’s historic buildings. The expansion added 8,000 seats, including 56 suites, on the east side. At the same time, the press box was remodeled and outfitted with several state-of-the-art features. This historical facility is the largest sports arena in the state, and following its recent expansion, now ranks among the 15 largest on-campus facilities in the nation. Everest Training Center Considered one of the premier indoor facilities in the country, the Everest Training Center is a 74,000-squarefoot center that includes a full-size playing field, simulated stadium lighting, a complete scoreboard with play clocks, LED 40-yard timing devices and a ceiling that hangs 65 feet above the playing surface to allow for all kicking and throwing drills. McClendon Center for Intercollegiate Athletics While the football gameday facilities in the Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium may be more familiar to OU supporters, the north side McClendon Center for Intercollegiate Athletics is one of the most vital areas for OU’s entire athletics program as it is the center of student learning and athletics administration activities. Robin Siegfried and Family Strength and Conditioning Complex This 13,000-square-foot facility serves more than 500 athletes in OU’s 21 sports. The state-of-the-art facility inside the Barry Switzer Center has been central to OU’s success in recent years and helped develop OU’s reputation as a pioneer in the strength and conditioning field.

Barry Switzer Center A special feature is the Barry Switzer Center on the south side of the Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, where OU’s storied football history is displayed, media conferences are held and recruits are entertained. The center recently experienced a significant upgrade to reflect this success and to fully realize the original vision as an exhibit area focusing on OU’s greatest victories and most successful coaching eras. Henry J. Freede, M.D., Sports Medicine Facility This 10,000-square-foot sports medicine facility within the Barry Switzer Center treats athletes from all 21 sports, ensuring the best possible health for OU student-athletes through preventative medicine and post-injury treatment and rehabilitation. Fred & Mary Eddy Jones Foundation Red Room The Red Room is where OU football players meet as a team or offensive/defensive units to watch motivational videos before each game. OU’s offense and defense post their goals for each week, and the Sooner coach holds his postgame press conference in this area. Headington Family Tennis Center Expansion The men’s and women’s tennis teams compete in one of the finest indoor venues in the country. Highlights of the new 55,000 square-foot facility include six air-conditioned courts, championship-quality lighting and surface, and approximately 375 chair-back seats for spectators, which are elevated between the courts. The programs opened a 12-court outdoor championship facility in 2001 during the Great Expectations campaign that was particularly notable because it was donations exclusively from tennis letterwinners who made the new courts possible.


John Crain Field at the OU Soccer Complex The University of Oklahoma Athletics Department and the soccer program enjoyed a $4.5 million expansion to the soccer stadium in 2006. In addition to a press box and a permanent grandstand, a multi-use building is located between John Crain Field at the OU Soccer Complex and the Headington Family Tennis Center at the corner of Chautauqua Avenue and Imhoff Road. The multi-purpose complex includes locker rooms, meeting and video rooms and offices for the student-athletes and coaches. Softball Hitting Facility The OU softball team broke ground on an indoor hitting facility in July 2008 that was completed prior to the 2009 season. In 2002, the Robert E. Young and Family Softball Locker Room was added to the Softball Complex, giving the team a spacious and comfortable gathering place for preparation and relaxation. In 2003, the softball field was named in honor of retired softball coach and women’s administrator Marita Hynes. Baseball Practice Facility With an estimated cost of $1 million, the OU baseball team opened an indoor hitting facility and practice infield at L. Dale Mitchell Park prior to the 2009 season.The 5,160-square -foot facility has three full-size hitting/pitching lanes and is air conditioned and heated. Previous renovations to L. Dale Mitchell Park were completed in 2001 when the press box underwent state-of-the-art improvements including four suites and a press area, the Mike Treps Media Room. The facility originally opened in 1982.

John Jacobs Track and Field Complex The project, which was completed in spring 2004, included a 25,000-square-foot building connecting the Mosier Indoor Practice Facility with the Everest Training Center. This new building includes track and field locker rooms, a sports medicine room and a video teaching room. The John Jacobs Track was altered and re-surfaced to include European Oval turns for a faster track and nine 48-inch wide lanes. Other improvements include upgrades of field event areas, placing them directionally north/south and east/west to take advantage of wind conditions; spectator seating for 2,000; new restrooms and concessions; and the installation of championship lighting. Howard McCasland Field House The Field House is one of OU’s most historic buildings. Many OU alumni fondly recall the field house as the home of OU’s basketball program, which it was until Lloyd Noble Center opened in 1975. In 2005, the Field House underwent a $6 million facelift that included a complete interior renovation comprised of a resanded and repainted floor with four efficient practice courts and chair-back seating that offers fans more comfort. In addition, the entire facility was repainted and improvements were made to the HVAC system, sound system, lighting and scoreboards. The Sooners have also enjoyed renovations done to the training room as well as an upgrade to both the volleyball and wrestling locker rooms.

Wrestling Practice Facility Connected to the McCasland Field House, the Athletics Department launched a $2.4 million project in 2008. The bulk of the construction will include a $1.3 million addition to the Port Robertson Wrestling Center. The facility serves as the practice venue for the Sooner wrestling team. Mary Jane Noble Women’s Basketball Center In 1975, the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation of Ardmore made the first million-dollar gift in OU history with its contribution to OU’s campaign to build a multi-purpose arena. In 1999, the foundation made another gift to support the renovation of the original center, adding first-class matching facilities for the men’s and women’s basketball teams. The Lloyd Noble Center addition includes two new full-sized practice courts for the men’s and women’s basketball teams. Bob and Ann Coleman Men’s Basketball Center The nearly 63,000-square-feet Lloyd Noble Center addition offers a matched set of men’s and women’s facilities, including full-sized practice courts, new team and coaches’ locker rooms, training rooms and steam/spa/sauna rooms. Office facilities and conference rooms provide views of the practice courts as special features and a shared weight training facility was created. The Kerr-McGee Courtside Club gives fans a venue for special events.

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THE UNIVERSITY OU soccer complex

FACILITY QUICK FACTS - John Crain Field at the OU Soccer Complex - Year Opened: 2000 - Named John Crain Field in 2002 - First Game: Sept. 8, 2000 (SMU 1, OU 0) - Overall Record: 48-27-4 (.633) - Surface: Grass - Seating Capacity: 3,500 (after renovation) - Largest Crowd: 1,348, Oct. 29, 2004 vs. OSU NEW in 2010 The program added state-of-the art dugouts on the north side of the complex that give the home and visiting teams a permanent structure during contests. Unique in the Big 12 Conference, the bench areas also feature heating vents and ceiling fans to help weather the elements. PHASE II The University of Oklahoma Athletics Department completed Phase II of the OU Soccer Complex, a $4.5 million renovation in the summer of 2006. The addition of a state-of-the-art press box and grandstand is joined by a multi-use building located between the soccer complex and the Headington Family Tennis Center at the corner of Chautauqua Avenue and Imhoff Road. Phase II construction began in November of 2005 and the new facility is comprised of spaces for student-athletes, coaches and fans of both soccer and tennis.

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“We are so grateful for the donors who helped us complete Phase II of the Soccer and Tennis facilities,” said OU Athletics Director Joe Castiglione. “ One of the unique aspects of the funding for our first phase was that almost every dollar was provided by former student-athletes. Many of those same individuals were so excited about the quality of the facility that they stepped forward again to finish the project and provide state-of-the-art facilities for our current student-athletes.” The OU soccer and tennis clubhouse features a training room, locker rooms, video and conference rooms, team facilities, and equipment, laundry and other support services. The press box is equipped with camera decks and a media level complete with the latest technologies. The attractive conference room/meeting area serves as a versatile location for team meetings and activities, and can be used to host special guests, parents, donors and media. In addition to increasing the seating capacity to 3,500, the complex also includes concessions, restrooms and a ticket booth to give fans a complete family atmosphere for watching Division I soccer. “We have an incredible facility that is second to none and the commitment to success is evident when you look at our facility,” said head coach Nicole Nelson. “Our facility is unique in that it allows the crowd to be very involved with what is happening in the game because they sit very close to the field. It is the perfect soccer environment and unique in the Big 12.”


HISTORY On Sept. 8, 2000, a new era began for the OU soccer program when the Sooners hosted SMU in the first game at the on-campus complex. Before the game, a ceremony, featuring OU Director of Athletics Joe Castiglione, was held to celebrate the opening of the complex. The first phase ($1.2 million) at the OU Soccer Complex featured a first-class, regulation field with top-of-the-line turf and drainage system. Since its initial season, the most noticeable addition of the project was the scoreboard which measures 37 feet in length and is close to 15 feet in height (standing 25 feet above ground). In 2002, the field was renamed to honor the donation made by John Crain. The $600,000 gift, all of which was applied to the soccer program, still remains one of the largest ever made to Sooner women’s athletics.

TOP 10 ALL-TIME ATTENDANCE MARKS

Attendance 1. 1,348 2. 1,325 3. 1,283 4. 1,150 5. 1,132 6. 847 7. 846 8. 814 8. 812 9. 757 10. 763

Opponent OSU OSU SMU Texas OSU Texas A&M OSU Oral Roberts SMU Arkansas Texas

Date October 29, 2004 November 2, 2001 September 13, 2002 Sept. 25, 2009 September15, 2006 October 14, 2005 October 31, 2008 Aug. 28, 2009 September 8, 2000 August 29, 2003 October 18, 2002

In 2006, the complex enjoyed a $4.5 million renovation that included a state-ofthe-art press box and grandstand, joined by a multi-use building located between the soccer complex and the Headington Family Tennis Center at the corner of Chautauqua Avenue and Imhoff Road. Most recently, the words “Oklahoma Sooners” were added to the front of the press box to further enhance the appearance of the facility. In addition, the locker room and team room on the second floor were decorated and furnished for the coaches and student-athletes. SOONERSPORTS.COM - 95


THE UNIVERSITY soccer booster club

LETTER FROM COACH NELSON Dear Sooner Soccer Fans, It is a new and exciting era for the Sooner Soccer program. Growing up as an Oklahoma native and an avid Sooner fan, I feel a tremendous amount of pride for the University of Oklahoma. It is with great enthusiasm and passion that our staff and team have embraced the challenge of building a national powerhouse. The academic and athletic success that already exists at the University of Oklahoma is the key to making championships an Oklahoma Soccer tradition. Our goal every year will be to win championships. The soccer facility, which is second to none, and OU’s commitment to excellence in every avenue of the university is very attractive and something I believe in selling. With your support, we will strive to make winning a tradition for OU Soccer. Please join or renew your membership with the Sidekicks today. Thanks again for your support of Sooner Soccer and we look forward to seeing you at our events. Boomer Sooner,

Nicole Nelson, Head Coach

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BACKGROUND INFORMATION The University of Oklahoma booster club for soccer began in 2004 and its members have been enthusiastic supporters of the OU women’s soccer program from its beginning. The Sidekicks club, which was formerly named the Booter Rooters, supports the soccer program in a variety of ways including banquets, tailgating functions and many other projects to enhance and improve the home of Sooner Soccer. The Sidekicks strive to provide the soccer program with the resources to maintain a competitive advantage. The funds are raised to improve facilities and to host events that will give members a chance to get involved behind the scenes and really take part in making the OU Soccer program a national contender. An amazing group of young women who would serve as great role models for future college soccer players have been assembled over the last few years. As a member of the Sidekicks, your donation is directed specifically to the Women’s Soccer program for us to use to improve our chances for success. One of the program’s most recent highlight was the opening of a new $4.5 million soccer specific stadium in the summer of 2006. With the opening of this facility and the contributions of John Crain, the OU Soccer Complex is the premier soccer facility in the Big 12 and the southwestern region of the country.


BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP Member social events Members-only skills clinic Newsletter Poster and schedule card Sooner Club Priority Points (one point per $100 given)

Sooner Kids Club All kids in the eighth grade or younger are eligible to join the Sooner Kids Club, presented by OG&E.

Goal Patrol Youth Soccer Teams can be a part of the Goal Patrol, a unique game day experience for kids.

Benefits include: -Free admission to regular season OU athletic events -Official Membership Package (includes a t-shirt, membership credential and OU themed gift) -Sooner Kids Club Birthday Card (received via mail) -Invitations to monthly parties held at OU Athletic Events. -And much more

Teams will march out with the Sooners during team introductions and hear their names announced over the public address system. In addition, teams will get close to the action and serve as ball kids during the game. Following each contest, the teams will have their team photo taken with the Sooners and be first in line for autographs with the players and coaches.

Membership in the Sooner Kids Club brings you closer to all of your favorite OU sports teams and student-athletes.

Memberships start at just $30 and are valid during the 2009-10 academic year. Sign up any time prior to March 1, 2010. For more details, please visit SoonerSports.com/kids or call 405-325-5836.

Goal Patrol groups packages are available starting at just $49 (for a group of 11). Two Goal Patrol groups are accepted for each OU home game. For more information call Dara Hollingsworth at 325-5836 or Tim George at 325-8465.

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norman and oklahoma city

A UNIVERSITY TOWN WITH A CHAMPIONSHIP SPIRIT Norman was recently named by Money Magazine as No. 6 of America’s Best Places to Live among “small” cities or locations with a population between 50,000 and 300,000. Norman is an ever-changing city of nearly 100,000 residents. Located in the heart of the state, it has grown to become the third largest city in Oklahoma. Despite its continuous growth, it has maintained the spirit and serenity of a small close-knit community. Since the Oklahoma landrush of 1889, Norman has grown into a popular and smart city. The spirit of Norman and its citizens is unwavering and uncompromising. While other towns were clamoring to become the state capital, Norman residents desired to have the first state university. When the first OU president got off the train and saw a prairie, he saw opportunity. As home to the state’s premier educational institution, Norman boasts an excellent quality of life and is a city that thrives on and celebrates the diversity of its community. Legendary University of Oklahoma football coach Barry Switzer called Norman “a university town with a championship spirit.” Norman continually exhibits its love for sports by hosting numerous local and national athletic events. In the last five years alone, Norman has served as host of the NCAA Men’s Gymnastics Championship, an NCAA men’s golf regional, NCAA softball regionals, NCAA men’s and women’s gymnastics regionals, NCAA women’s tennis regionals, NCAA track and field regional and the NCAA women’s basketball regionals. In addition, the Big 12 Conference Men’s and Women’s Tennis, Track and Field, Wrestling, Women’s Golf, and Women’s Gymnastics Championships were held in Norman. Cultural activities are unlimited in Norman, making it the ideal backdrop for the University of Oklahoma. As home to people of all ethnic and educational

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backgrounds, the city has something to offer everyone. Norman is home to a variety of enriching events and attractions, including the Sooner Theater, which hosts a series of entertaining theatrical performances produced by locally-based talent and touring companies. The city also showcases local and regional artists in its annual May Fair. In addition, through the university’s School of Drama, School of Dance and the School of Music, stage productions are offered year round. The Medieval Fair has become a springtime tradition in Norman as people from around the country converge on the city for one weekend each April to partake in a fascinating look back in time. Each year, an area park is transformed into a festival of sights, sounds and tastes straight from the Middle Ages. Knights joust, jesters entertain and story tellers spin tales of a magical time in history. The $44 million Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, a state-of-theart facility designed to display a collection of historical and natural science items that trace the southwest’s development since prehistoric times, opened in May 2000. History buffs will also enjoy the Cleveland Country Historical House which holds exhibits relating to the development of this area of the state. For art enthusiasts, the Fred Jones Jr. Memorial Art Center houses permanent collections, nationally and world-renowned traveling exhibits as well as a yearly student art show. The museum has recently added the Weitzenhoffer Collection of French Impressionist paintings -- the single most important gift of art ever given to a U.S. public university. Maintaining a progressive approach to the future while remembering its history, Norman continues to be a well-balanced community, proud to be the home of the University of Oklahoma.


Oklahoma City Oklahoma City, the capital of Oklahoma, is located just 18 miles from the Norman campus. It was the first city settled in the Land Run of 1889 because of its position as the center of the state. It is because of this central location that Oklahoma City has become known as the home of America’s Western heritage. Whether adventure, history, culture or sports, Oklahoma City offers a variety of attractions and activities different from any other place in the country. Oklahoma City was born on the afternoon of April 22, 1889, when the central portion of what is now Oklahoma was opened to settlement by presidential proclamation. Thousands crossed the borders of “unassigned lands” at the sound of gunfire at high noon. Never before or since has such a “run” occurred anywhere on the earth. By the time the dust had settled on that historic day, many people had staked their claim at “Oklahoma Station,” an area which was destined to become Oklahoma City, a leading city in America. In 1911,

Oklahoma City officially became the capital after a statewide election moved the state seal from Guthrie. Oklahoma City has become a haven for exciting sports action. It is home of an NBA team, two semiprofessional sports teams and the host of the NCAA Women College Softball World Series and Big 12 Softball Championship. The Oklahoma RedHawks, 1996 American Association champions (then named the Oklahoma City 89ers), are the Triple-A baseball affiliate of the Texas Rangers. The team plays in the 13,066-seat AT&T Bricktown Ballpark, one of the plushest venues in all of minor league sports. The ballpark served as host to a 2004 NCAA baseball regional and the 2005, 2006, 2007 and 208 Big 12 Baseball Championships. Hockey mania runs rampant with the recent success of the Central Hockey League’s Oklahoma City Blazers. The Blazers won the CHL crown in 1996 and are yearly one of the league’s best teams. In addition, the city has hosted numerous PGA and Senior PGA Tour events.

Tulsa Tulsa, the state’s second largest city, is located 100 miles to the northeast of Norman in the heart of Oklahoma’s Green Country. Ask people to describe Tulsa, and you’ll likely get many different answers. It was a city forever changed by the discovery of oil in 1901. It is home to art deco treasures and nationally renowned museums. Its African-American heritage left its mark, in both the business and music worlds. And it’s a city of nostalgia and special memories for countless Americans due to its location on historic Route 66. Tulsa is a cosmopolitan town that appeals to both young families and retirees. National touring exhibitions can be seen at the Philbrook Museum of Art, which was recently featured on the television program America’s Castles. For great western art, check out the Gilcrease Museum, and music legends are commemorated at Oklahoma’s Jazz Hall of Fame. Other unique attractions worth a stop include the Elsing Museum, Ida Dennie Willis Museum of Miniatures, Dolls & Toys, Tulsa Air and Space Center and the Fenster Museum of Jewish Art. SOONERSPORTS.COM - 99


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Day Date OPPONENT LOCATION Friday Aug. 13 NORTHERN COLORADO (EXHIBITION) NORMAN Friday Aug. 20 @ Oklahoma State Stillwater, Okla. Friday Aug. 27 @ Tulsa Tulsa, Okla. Sunday Aug. 29 STEPHEN F. AUSTIN NORMAN Sunday Sept. 5 COLORADO COLLEGE NORMAN Friday Sept. 10 @ Missouri State Springfield, Mo. Sunday Sept. 12 RICE NORMAN Friday Sept. 17 @ USC Los Angeles, Calif. Sunday Sept. 19 @ Cal Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, Calif. Friday Sept. 24 TEXAS TECH * NORMAN Sunday Sept. 26 BAYLOR * NORMAN Friday Oct. 1 @ Iowa State * Ames, Iowa Sunday Oct. 3 @ Missouri * Columbia, Mo. Friday Oct. 8 FRANCIS MARION NORMAN Sunday Oct. 10 @ Kansas * Lawrence, Kan. Thursday Oct. 14 NEBRASKA * NORMAN Sunday Oct. 17 COLORADO * NORMAN Friday Oct. 22 @ Texas A&M * College Station, Texas Sunday Oct. 24 @ Texas * Austin, Texas Friday Oct. 29 OKLAHOMA STATE * NORMAN 2010 Big 12 Championship Wednesday Nov. 3 First Round San Antonio, Texas Friday Nov. 5 Semifinals San Antonio, Texas Sunday Nov. 7 Championship San Antonio, Texas

TIME 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:35 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. TBA TBA TBA

Back Row: (L to R) Lisa Jett, Kathryn Watson, Carley Yates, Olivia Staff, Kelsey Kraft, Jessica Johnson, Annalisa Hall, Tiana Dickson, Sage Coralli, Devan Glover Middle Row: Zoe Dickson, Carrie Whigham, Michelle Alexander, Kali Fournier, Katharine Nutman, Jordan White, Brianna Turang, Danielle Digeralamo, Emily Reid Front Row: Emily Petrikin, Lauren Alkek, Whitney Palmer, Caitlin Mooney, Kelsey Devonshire, Dria Hampton, Molly Richey, Samantha Howell, Bailey Boulware 100 - 2010 SOCCER MEDIA GUIDE

2010 OU Soccer Media Guide  

The official source of information for the Sooner soccer program covering the 2010 season.

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