2003 Men’s Soccer Preview

Posted on August 25th, 2003 by

Eight starters from last year’s 12-4-1 team will be called upon to provide the leadership for the 2003 edition of Gustavus men’s soccer. Four qualifiers from last year’s NCAA Tournament and an always-challenging MIAC schedule await Head Coach Larry Zelenz’s squad this coming fall.

Gone from last year are two of the team’s top three scorers, all-America pick Adam MacLeod-Roth and all-region selection Eric Carl. The cupboard is far from bare, however, as all-conference back Joe Hartwell and all-conference honorable mention midfielder Bobby Kroog return for their junior and sophomore seasons respectively. Senior midfielder Scott Storlie tied for second on the club a year ago with 13 points. He netted five goals and dished out three assists. Sophomore speedster Caleb Bousu matched Storlie’s five-goal total and may emerge as one of the team’s most productive offensive weapons.

Those starters also returning for Gustavus include senior backs Ryan Kaufman and Elliot Stewart-Franzen and sophomore back Jordan Iblings. The Gusties possess depth at the keeper spot. Junior Andy Moulton saw action in 12 games after taking over for junior Nate Hitch, who was injured two-games into the season before returning for the final contest of the fall.

Gustavus will be in search of its second conference title in four years. The Gusties know how important winning the MIAC, which will have a post-season tournament to determine its automatic qualifier for the first time ever this season, is in determining their post-season fate. Last year’s 12-4-1 record was the best winning percentage of any Gustavus squad not to be invited to the post-season since 1972.

The team begins practicing on August 18. The Gusties open up play at Nebraska Wesleyan on August 29. The home opener is September 6 versus Central.

2002 Statistics

General Information
Name: Gustavus Adolphus College
Location: St. Peter, Minn.
Founded: 1862
Enrollment: 2,540
Nickname: Golden Gusties
School Colors: Black and Gold
Field: Gustie Field
Capacity: 500
Affiliation: NCAA Div. III
President: Jim Peterson
Athletic Director: Al Molde
Athletic Phone: (507) 933-7617

History
First year of soccer: 1967
All-time playoff record: 2-4
Last postseason appearance/result: 2000/Beat Neb. Wesleyan 2-0, lost to Linfield 2-4
All-time record: 316-164-75

Sports Information
Sports Info Director: Tim Kennedy
Work Phone: (507) 933-7647
Email: timgasid@gustavus.edu
Assistant Sports Info Director: Nick Huber
SID Fax: (507) 933-8412

Coaching Staff
Head Coach: Larry Zelenz
Alma Mater / Year: DePauw University / 1978
Record at school: 172-92-25
Career record: 212-139-33
Head Coach’s office phone: (507) 933-7699

Gustavus vs. the MIAC
Series vs. Augsburg 26-15-15
Series vs. Bethel 19-10-8
Series vs. Carleton 16-4-5
Series vs. Concordia 11-3-2
Series vs. Hamline 42-2-3
Series vs. Macalester 29-12-4
Series vs. St. John’s 18-18-10
Series vs. St. Mary’s 27-3-8
Series vs. St. Olaf 16-14-7
Series vs. St. Thomas 16-21-9

Player Information
Key Returnees
Caleb Bousu, SO, Forward, Burnsiville, MN (Started 16 games last year, 5 goals)
Joe Hartwell, JR, Defender, Apple Valley, MN (All-Conference, 1 goal)
Bobby Kroog, SO, Midfielder, Bloomington, MN (Honorable ment. All-MIAC, 3 goals)
Scott Storlie, SR, Midfielder, St. Louis Park, MN (5 goals, 3 assists)

All Returning Letterwinners
Jonathan Astry (SO, MF, 5-11, Eden Prairie, MN)
Caleb Bousu (SO, F, 6-0, Burnsville, MN)
Joe Hartwell (JR, B, 5-9, Apple Valley, MN)
Jordan Iblings (SO, B, 6-2, Plymouth, MN)
Ryan Kaufman (SR, B, 6-2, Apple Valley, MN)
Bobby Kroog (SO, MF, 5-11, Bloomington, MN)
Andy Moulton (JR, GK, 6-0, St. Peter, MN)
Joe Palmer (SR, B, 5-9, Mankato, MN)
Taylor Stein (JR, F, 5-9, Minneapolis, MN)
Elliot Stewart-Franzen (SR, B, 6-2, Minneapolis, MN)
Scott Storlie (SR, MF, 5-10, St. Louis Park, MN)

Letterwinners Lost
Andy Bornhorst
Eric Carl
Danny Dietl
Adam MacLeod-Roth
Fru Ngwa
Kevin Quealy
Keith Thomas

Letterwinners returning: Total: 11
Letterwinners lost: Total: 7
Starters Returning: 8
Starters Lost: 3

2003 Schedule
Date Opponent Time
Aug. 29 Nebraska Wesleyan University 6:00 pm
30 Buena Vista University 6:00 pm
Sept. 6 Central College 3:30 pm
8 University of Puget Sound 3:30 pm
13 Viterbo 3:00 pm
17 St. Olaf College 4:00 pm
20 Concordia College 1:00 pm
23 Northwestern College 4:00 pm
27 St. John’s University 1:00 pm
30 St. Mary’s Universiy 4:00 pm
Oct. 4 Carleton College 1:00 pm
5 Luther College 4:00 pm
11 Augsburg College 2:30 pm
15 Bethel College 3:30 pm
18 Hamline University 3:30 pm
20 Loras College 2:00 pm
28 University of St. Thomas 2:30 pm
Nov. 1 Macalester College 1:00 pm

2002 Game-by-Game Results
8/31 vs. Puget Sound (@ Colorado Springs) W 2-1
9/1 @ Colorado College L 1-2
9/7 @ Simpson W 3-1
9/14 Ripon W 7-1
9/18 Carleton W 4-0
9/21 @ Concordia W 1-0
9/27 St. John’s W 2-1
10/1 St. Mary’s W 1-0
10/5 @ St. Olaf W 4-0
10/9 St. Thomas W 1-0
10/12 UW-Oshkosh T 1-1
10/16 @ Viterbo W 2-1
10/19 Nebraska Wesleyan L 0-1
10/26 @ Augsburg W 5-2
10/29 Bethel L 1-2
11/1 @ Macalester L 0-1
11/9 @ Hamline W 2-0

 

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