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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. 7:00 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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