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WOMEN’S SOCCER 2013-2014


SPRING HILL COLLEGE Mobile, Alabama Spring Hill College is ranked once again in the top 20 Southern universities and colleges, according to the 2012 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges.” Spring Hill is ranked 17th among the Southern colleges and universities offering a full range of undergraduate majors and master’s programs. The U.S. News rankings are based on several quality measures including academic reputation, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, peer assessment and graduation rate performance. Colleges and universities are listed in various categories depending on their size, location and other factors. The college is ranked 10th among only 15 schools listed in the South’s “Great Schools, Great Prices” category, colleges that offer quality academic programs, affordable tuition and significant financial aid. Spring Hill College is also listed in the region’s “A-Plus Schools for B Students” category, campuses where B students thrive in an engaged student body.

Forbes Magazine also ranks Spring Hill among its “America’s Best Colleges” with SHC ranked No. 32 in the nation among similar institutions. Forbes also ranks Spring Hill among the “Best Colleges in the South” and among the top 25 percent of the ‘Best Private Colleges” nationwide according to Forbes.

GENERAL FACTS

COACHING STAFF

Institution: Spring Hill College City/State/Zip: Mobile, AL 36608 Founded: 1830 Enrollment: 1,400 Nickname: Badgers School Colors: Purple, white Home Facility: Arthur R. Outlaw Recreation Center Capacity: 1,600 Affiliation: NAIA Division I Conference: Southern States Athletic President: Rev. Richard P. Salmi, S.J. Athletic Director: Jim Hall Alma Mater: Grinnell College (1995) Faculty Athletic Representative: David Dean, Ph.D. Athletic Department Phone: 251-380-3485 Athletic Department Fax: 251-460-2196 Sports Information Director: Jim Stennett Alma Mater: Mississippi State (1990) SID Phone: (251) 380-4468 SID Email: jstennett@shc.edu Athletic Web Site: www.shcbadgers.com Facebook: SHCAthletics Twitter: SHCBADGERS

Head Coach: Christian DeVries Alma Mater: Adams State, 1991 Record at school: 20-31-2 (4th season) Career record (women/men): 162-158-18 (18th season) Office Phone: 251-380-4475 Best time/day to reach coach: 10 a.m. Assistant Coach: Kevin DeLange (2nd season) Athletic Trainer: Brian Gronewold, ATC Trainer’s Phone: 251-380-3493

TEAM INFORMATION Overall Record Last Year: 6-10-1 Conference/Finish: 3-7-1 (10th of 12 SSAC) Starters returning/lost: 11/3 Players returning/lost/new: 16/7/11


HEAD COACH

CHRISTIAN DEVRIES

DeVries begins his fourth season as the head coach of the SHC women’s soccer team after a highly successful 12-year career at the University of Minnesota-Morris (UMM). Over his last four seasons with the NCAA Division III Cougars, DeVries’ men’s team compiled an overall record of 52-23-7 along with two conference tournament titles in 2007 and 2008 and the regular season crown in 2009. Prior to taking over the men’s program, DeVries coached the Cougar women’s program for eight years. Before joining the UMM staff, DeVries served as the head women’s soccer coach at Missouri Valley College in Marshall, Mo., during the 1994 and 1995 seasons. Including a 20-31-2 record at SHC, DeVries has compiled an overall men’s and women’s record of 162-158-18 and a postseason record of 14-7-1. He has coached 64 All-Conference selections, 85 conference Scholar Athletes and 28 regional and national Scholar Athletes and two All American/All Region Athletes. DeVries earned dual bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration and Industrial Technology in 1991 and a master’s in Guidance & Counseling in 1993 at Adams State College. DeVries and his wife, Debra, have three children, Mikaela, Brynn, and Macen.

ASSISTANT COACH KEVIN DELANGE

In his second season on the SHC staff, DeLange is a well-known figure in the Mobile soccer community. He has worked with the Davidson High School boys’ soccer team since 2008 and previously worked with SHC teams in the 1990s and 2004. He holds two Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Mobile, earning a BS in Psychology in 1997 and a BS in Mathematics in 2008.

PREVIEW 2013 Coming off a 2012 season in which his team battled injuries on a seemingly never-ending basis, Spring Hill College head women’s soccer coach Christian DeVries enters the 2013 campaign with an optimistic attitude. “This is the year when we are done with rebuilding,” he says. “We now have the pieces and it’s just a matter of making them work. On offense, DeVries welcomes back his leading scorer and Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC) All-Freshman team member sophomore Courtney Harlan from Mobile at forward. “Courtney is pivotal in our attack and really focuses the action,” DeVries says. “She has really picked up where she left off last year in our early season workouts.” Joining Harlan in the attack will be sophomores Sidi Genus of Great Bay, Jamaica, and Jaimie Breitweiser from Daphne, Ala., and both are showing rapid improvement. “Sidi and Jaimie are both moving into roles that help our flanks on our attacks,” said DeVries. “I’m also excited about how Darby Rasch is fitting into the mix. Her speed up top will cause some issues for our opponents.” In the crucial midfield positions, juniors Erin Claxton from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and Erin Brennan of St. Louis, Mo., return with two years of experience each. “Both Claxton and Brennan are wonderful at calming down the play when things begin to get hectic on the field,” says DeVries. “That’s a valuable talent to have with such a young team.” Aedan Stranahan of Eureka, Calif., returns to the Badger midfield where DeVries expects her to be a leader. “Aedan really changes the point of attack,” he says. “She also possesses at great long shot ability and can knock some people around when it’s needed.” Junior Haley Vierling of Gulfport, Miss., Freshmen Jamie Townley from Pace, Fla., and La’shelle Lett of Pensacola, Fla., will also see time at the forward/midfield positions in support of the SHC starters. DeVries has a number of weapons to turn to when it comes to his defensive midfield. “We have several players that are competing for starting roles at the moment,” he says. Senior Molly Cowley of Jefferson City, Mo., comes back to the roster after sitting out 2012 with an injury while sophomore Kaitlyn Blais of Lynn Haven, Fla., will move from her center-back position. Fellow junior Theresa Carr of St. Louis also returns to fortify a deep SHC midfield. Senior Lindsay Aleman of Covington, La., and sophomore Kari Vitucci of Cedarburg, Wis., return with playing experience and will provide much needed depth. The midfield is only strengthened by the addition of freshmen Darian Price of Carencro, La., and Jessica Keelen of Metairie, La. “Darian is a tremendous athlete and along with Jessie in reserve. This year is the deepest we’ve been.” If SHC is to have a breakthrough year in 2013, the Badger defense might be the difference-maker. “This is the strongest back line we’ve had since I’ve been at Spring Hill,” Devries says. “We have had some great individual players, but as a unit, this one is special.” Juniors Haley Funderburg of Pell City, Ala., and Tatiana Gonzalez of Ocean Springs, Miss., are returning two-year starters who are strong leaders and possess sound decision-making abilities. Add to the mix the talented freshmen Kaitlyn Eichorst of Cave Creek, Ariz., and Lauren Clement of Scottsdale, Ariz., and DeVries believes that his defense is prepared. “With our defensive improvement we will no longer have to rely on Tatiana so heavily. That will free her up to do more things on the field and make her just that much more dangerous,” says DeVries. Sophomore Hannah Michael of New Orleans will also make significant contributions. “Hannah is our Energizer Bunny,” says DeVries. “She just never stops; her motor just keeps going.” In goal, DeVries is faced with a problem. Both junior Abby Massengale of New Orleans and sophomore Maggie Dalessio of St. Petersburg, Fla., have proven themselves worthy of their coach’s faith. “I honestly don’t know which one of our returning goalkeepers will be the starter,” he says. “This is the best corps of keepers I’ve been around in 15 years of coaching. It’s been a dogfight for the starting job, but the good thing is that either one is the right one to have on the field.” Freshman Stephanie Alvey of Middlebury, Conn., is recovering from an injury, but could also see time in goal as the season progresses. Freshmen Emily Marcotte of Mandeville, La., and Audrey Sanchez of Miami, Fla., will add to the strength of the Badger reserves as they earn valuable experience.


2012 RESULTS DATE

August

September

October

Sun. 19 Sat. 25 Sun. 26 Fri. 31 Mon. 3 Sat. 8 Fri. 21 Sat. 22 Fri. 28 Sat. 29 Wed. 3 Sat. 6 Thurs. 11 Sat. 13 Sat. 20 Thurs. 25 Sat. 27

2012 SSAC Final Standings

OPPONENT

Nicholls State University at Wiley College at Wiley College Judson College Thomas University SCAD-Savannah *at Lee University *at Brenau University *Truett-McConnell College *Southern Wesleyan University *at William Carey University *Belhaven University *at Brewton Parker College *at Emmanuel College *Auburn University Montgomery *at Faulkner University *University of Mobile

SITE

Library Field Longview, Texas Longview, Texas Library Field Library Field Home Cleveland, Tenn. Gainesville, Ga. Library Field Home Hattiesburg, Miss. Library Field Mt. Vernon, Ga. Franklin Springs, Ga. Library Field Montgomery, Ala. Home

RESULT

L; 1-5 W; 5-0 W; 8-0 W; 5-0 L; 1-3 L; 1-6 L; 0-4 L; 1-4 L; 1-2 W; 3-0 L; 2-5 L; 0-1 W; 6-2 L; 2-3 T; 0-0 (2OT) W; 4-1 L; 0-4

TEAM

SSAC

OVERALL

Lee

11-0

20-1-2

Mobile

10-1

15-4-2

Wm. Carey

9-2

14-5-1

Brenau

8-3

13-5

AUM

6-4-1

11-6-2

Faulkner

4-6-1

7-13-1

Truett-McConnell

4-7

9-10

Belhaven

4-7

6-13

Emmanuel

4-7

10-11

Spring Hill

3-7-1

6-10-1

So. Wesleyan

1-9-1

6-10-1

Brewton-Parker

0-11

0-17-1

*- SSAC match

2013 ROSTER #

NAME

CL.

POS.

HT.

HOMETOWN/PREVIOUS SCHOOL(S)

00

STEPHANIE ALVEY

FR.

GK

5-3

MIDDLEBURY, CONN./POMPERAUG REGIONAL HIGH

0

MAGGIE DALESSIO

SO.

GK

5-7

ST. PETERSBURG, FLA./ST. PETERSBURG CATHOLIC HIGH

1

ABBY MASSENGALE

JR.

GK

5-7

NEW ORLEANS, LA./MT. CARMEL ACADEMY

2

JAIMIE BREITWEISER

SO.

DEF/MF

5-6

DAPHNE, ALA./DAPHNE HIGH

3

LINDSAY ALEMAN

SR.

MF

5-2

COVINGTON, LA./FONTAINEBLEAU HIGH

4

HANNAH MICHAEL

SO.

DEF/MF

5-4

NEW ORLEANS, LA./URSULINE ACADEMY

5

EMILY MARCOTTE

FR.

DEF/MF/GK

5-3

MANDEVILLE, LA./ARCHBISHOP HANNAH HIGH

6

KAITLYN EICHORST

FR.

DEF

5-3

CAVE CREEK, ARIZ./NOTRE DAME PREPARATORY

7

DARBY RASCH

FR.

FWD/MF

5-3

MADISON, ALA./BOB JONES HIGH

8

HALEY FUNDERBURG

JR.

DEF

5-5

PELL CITY, ALA./PELL CITY HIGH

9

TATIANA GONZALEZ

JR.

DEF

5-4

OCEAN SPRINGS, MISS./OCEAN SPRINGS HIGH

11

ERIN CLAXTON

JR.

MF

5-6

CALGARY, ALBERTA, CANADA/LORD BEAVERBROOK HIGH

12

JAMIE TOWNLEY

FR.

FWD

5-9

PACE, FLA./PACE HIGH

13

HAYLEY VIERLING

JR.

MF

5-6

GULFPORT, MISS./GULFPORT HIGH

14

THERESA CARR

JR.

DEF

5-6

ST. LOUIS, MO./ROSATI-KAIN HIGH

15

SIDI GENUS

SO.

FWD/MF

5-6

GREAT BAY, JAMAICA/ST. JOHNS COLLEGE HIGH (D.C.)

16

LA’SHELLE LETT

FR.

FWD

5-10

PENSACOLA, FLA./BOOKER T. WASHINGTON HIGH

17

KAITLYN BLAIS

SO.

DEF

5-3

LYNN HAVEN, FLA./A. CRAWFORD MOSELY HIGH

18

DARIAN PRICE

FR.

DEF/MF

5-4

CARENCRO, LA./LAFAYETTE HIGH

19

LAUREN CLEMENT

FR.

DEF

5-6

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ./PINNACLE HIGH

20

ERIN BRENNAN

JR.

MF

5-6

ST. LOUIS, MO./JOHN F. KENNEDY CATHOLIC HIGH

21

COURTNEY HARLAN

R-SO.

MF/FWD

5-3

MOBILE, ALA./MCGILL-TOOLEN CATHOLIC HIGH/LSU

22

KARI VITUCCI

SO.

MF

5-3

CEDARBURG, WIS./DIVINE SAVIOR HOLY ANGELS

23

JESSICA KEELEN

FR.

MF/DEF

5-3

METAIRIE, LA./CABRINI HIGH

24

AEDAN STRANAHAN

SO.

MF

5-2

EUREKA, CALIF./ARCATA HIGH

25

MOLLY COWLEY

SR.

DEF/MF

5-6

JEFFERSON CITY, MO./JEFFERSON CITY HIGH

26

AUDREY SANCHEZ

FR.

DEF

5-0

MIAMI, FLA./AMERICAN HERITAGE SCHOOL

ERIN MURPHY

STUDENT ASSISTANT-1ST SEASON

ANNIE KINLER

STUDENT MANAGER- 3RD SEASON

LAUREN GONZALEZ

FILM COORDINATOR


2013 ROSTER

00

0

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

Stephanie Alvey Freshman

Kaitlyn Eichorst Freshman

Theresa Carr Junior

Maggie Dalessio Sophomore

Darby Rasch Freshman

21

Sidi Genus Sophomore

Courtney Harlan RS-Sophomore

Abby Massengale Junior

Haley Funderburg Junior

La’shelle Lett Freshman

22

Kari Vitucci Sophomore

Erin Murphy Student Assistant

Jaimie Breitweiser Sophomore

Tatiana Gonzalez Junior

23

Kaitlyn Blais Sophomore

Jessica Keelen Freshman

Annie Kinler Student Manager

Lindsay Aleman Senior

Erin Claxton Junior

24

Darian Price Freshman

Aedan Stranahan Sophomore

Hannah Michael Sophomore

Jamie Townley Freshman

25

Lauren Clement Freshman

Molly Cowley Senior

Emily Marcotte Freshman

Hayley Vierling Junior

26

Erin Brennan Junior

Audrey Sanchez Freshman


DATE August

September

October

November

Thurs. 15 Fri. 23 Sat. 24 Sat. 24 Sun. 25 Fri. 30 Sat. 31 Sun. 8 Mon. 16 Fri. 20 Sat. 21 Fri. 27 Sat. 28 Wed. 2 Sat. 5 Mon. 7 Wed. 16 Sat. 19 Sat. 26 Fri. 1 Sat. 2 9-16

OPPONENT

at University of South Alabama (Exh.)

Classic on the Hill

Ave Maria University vs. Texas College Texas College Ave Marie University vs. Wiley College Wiley College at Stephens College at William Woods University Judson College (Ala.) Tennessee Temple University *Brenau University *Brewton-Parker College *at Southern Wesleyan University *at Emmanuel University *at Belhaven University *William Carey University at University of West Florida *at Auburn University at Montgomery *at Faulkner University *at University of Mobile *Martin Methodist College *Bethel University (Tenn.) at SSAC Championship Tournament *- SSAC match

SITE

TIME

Library Field Library Field Library Field Library Field Columbia, Mo. Fulton, Mo. Library Field Library Field Library Field Library Field Central, S.C. Franklin Springs, Ga. Jackson, Miss. Library Field Pensacola, Fla. Montgomery, Ala. Montgomery, Ala. Univ. of Mobile Library Field Library Field Montgomery, Ala.

1 p.m. 11 a.m. 3 p.m. 1 p.m. 4 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 3 p.m. 2 p.m. 2 p.m. 2 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 5 p.m. 1 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 2 p.m. 4 p.m. 5 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. TBA

USA Jaguar Field

7 p.m.


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