2004 Men’s Soccer Preview

Posted on August 25th, 2004 by

The Gustavus Adolphus College men’s soccer team enters the 2004 season with high expectations. Head Coach Larry Zelenz returns eight starters from last year’s squad that won the inaugural MIAC Tournament and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The Gusties ended the year ranked 18th in the nation by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) with an overall record of 16-1-5 and a conference record of 6-1-3.

Key returnees for Coach Larry Zelenz’s squad are all-America, all-region and all-conference selection Bobby Kroog (Junior, Bloomington, Minn.), all-region and all-conference pick Joe Hartwell (Senior, Apple Valley, Minn.) and honorable-mention all-conference selection Caleb Bousu (Junior, Burnsville, Minn.). Kroog led the Gusties with 15 goals and one assist for 31 points last season. The central midfielder netted eight game-winning goals in the 2003
campaign. Hartwell anchored the left-flank playing both the back and midfield positions. The 2004 co-captain netted two goals and assisted on two others for a total of six points in 2003. Bousu, who contributed seven goals and five assists, finished second on the team in points with 19.

Others returning for Gustavus include forward Taylor Stein (Senior, Minneapolis, Minn.), midfielders Jordan Iblings (Junior, Plymouth, Minn.) and Jonathan Astry (Junior, Eden Prairie, Minn.) and back Grant Morlock (Junior, Moorhead, Minn.). All four played in every game for the Gusties last season. The Gusties also possess depth at the keeper spot. Andy Moulton (Senior, St. Peter, Minn.) appeared in 14 matches, allowing only three goals for a 0.205 goals against average, which earned him the NCAA Division III individual goals against average title. Moulton will also co-captain the 2004 team. Nate Hitch (Senior, Lakeville, Minn.) appeared in 10 matches for the Gusties also allowing just three goals for a 0.35 goals against average. In 2003, Moulton and Hitch helped the team set a school record for shutouts in a season with 17.

With the addition of an impressive recruiting class, Coach Zelenz’s squad will have its sights set on another successful season. Gustavus will be in search of its second regular season title and its third NCAA appearance in five years. The team began pre-season training on August 18th. The Gusties open play at Viterbo University on September 1st. The home opener is September 11th versus Loras College.

2004 Roster

2003 Statistics

General Information
Name of School: Gustavus Adolphus College
City/Zip: St. Peter, Minnesota 56082
Founded: 1862
Enrollment: 2525
Nickname: Golden Gusties
School Colors: Black and Gold
Soccer Stadium: Lund Field
Capacity: 400
Affiliation: NCAA Divison III
Conference: Minn. Intercollegiate Athletic
President: Jim Peterson
Alma Mater: Gustavus Adolphus (’64)
Athletic Director: Al Molde
Alma Mater: Gustavus Adolphus (’66)
Athletic Phone: (507) 933-7617

First year of soccer: 1967
All-time playoff record: 2-4-2
Last postseason appearance/result: 2003/Tie Wartburg 0-0 advanced on penalty
kicks (2-0), Tie Redlands 0-0, lost on penalty kicks (3-4)
All-time record: 327-160-78

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

Coach Staff
Head Coach: Larry Zelenz
Alma Mater / Year / DePauw University / 1978
Record at school: 189-91-31 (18 seasons)
Career record: 228-138-39
Head Coach’s office phone: (507) 933-7699

Gustavus vs. the MIAC
Series vs. Augsburg 27-15-15
Series vs. Bethel 20-10-8
Series vs. Carleton 17-4-5
Series vs. Concordia 12-3-2
Series vs. Hamline 42-2-4
Series vs. Macalester 30-12-5
Series vs. St. John’s 20-18-10
Series vs. St. Mary’s 27-3-9
Series vs. St. Olaf 16-15-7
Series vs. St. Thomas 17-21-9

Player Information
Key Returnees
Bobby Kroog, JR, Midfielder, Bloomington, MN (2nd Team All-America, 1st Team
All-Region, All-Conference, 15 goals)
Joe Hartwell, SR, Defender, Apple Valley, MN (3rd Team All-Region, All-MIAC)
Caleb Bousu, JR, Forward, Burnsville, MN (Honorable Mention All-MIAC, 7 goals)
Andy Moulton, SR, Goalkeeper, St. Peter, MN (Started 14 games, NCAA Division III
Goals Against Average Title, 0.205)

All Returning Letterwinners
Jeff Aasness (JR, F, 6-0, Moorhead, MN)
Jonathan Astry (JR, MF, 5-11, Eden Prairie, MN)
Matt Broin (SO, MF, 5-11, Minnetonka, MN)
Caleb Bousu (JR, F, 6-0, Burnsville, MN)
Alex Groth (SO, MF, 5-11, Waupaca, WI)
Joe Hartwell (SR, B, 5-9, Apple Valley, MN)
Nate Hitch (SR, GK, 6-1, Lakeville, MN)
Jordan Iblings (JR, B, 6-2, Plymouth, MN)
Bobby Kroog (JR, MF, 5-11, Bloomington, MN)
Grant Morlock (JR, B, 5-11, Moorhead, MN)
Andy Moulton (SR, GK, 6-0, St. Peter, MN)
Neil Nelson (SO, F, 6-0, Edina, MN)
Christopher Pinahs (JR, MF, 5-10, Delafield, WI)
Chad Ransom (SR, MF, 6-2, St. Charles, IL)
Taylor Stein (SR, F, 5-9, Minneapolis, MN)

Letterwinners Lost
Ryan Kaufman
Joe Palmer
Elliot Stewart-Franzen
Scott Storlie

Letterwinnters returning: Total: 15
Letterwinners lost: Total: 4
Starters returning: Total: 8
Starters lost: Total: 3

2004 Schedule
Date Opponent Time
Sept. 1 Viterbo 3:00pm
Sept. 4 Pacific Lutheran 7:00pm
Sept. 5 Puget Sound 4:30pm
Sept. 11 LORAS 3:30pm
Sept. 15 St. Olaf * 4:00pm
Sept. 18 Concordia * 1:00pm
Sept. 22 NORTHWESTERN 4:00pm
Sept. 25 ST. JOHN’S * 1:00pm
Sept. 28 ST. MARY’S* 4:00pm
Oct. 2 CARLETON* 1:00pm
Oct. 3 Luther 4:00pm
Oct. 9 Augsburg * 1:00pm
Oct. 13 BETHEL * 3:30pm
Oct. 16 Hamline * 1:00pm
Oct. 22 Macalester * 7:30pm
Oct. 26 ST. THOMAS * 3:30pm

– Home game in ALL CAPS
– * MIAC Game

2003 Game-by-Game Results
Date Opponent Results
Aug. 29 Nebraska Wesleyan W 3-2
Aug. 30 Buena Vista W 4-0
Sept. 6 CENTRAL W 1-0
Sept. 8 PUGET SOUND W 1-0
Sept. 13 VITERBO W 1-0
Sept. 17 ST. OLAF * L 0-1 (OT)
Sept. 20 CONCORDIA * W 1-0
Sept. 27 St. John’s * W 3-1
Sept. 30 St. Mary’s * T 0-0 (OT)
Oct. 4 Carleton * W 3-0
Oct. 5 LUTHER W 6-0
Oct. 11 AUGSBURG * W 3-0
Oct. 15 Bethel * W 4-0
Oct. 18 HAMLINE * T 0-0 (OT)
Oct. 20 Loras W 2-0
Oct. 28 St. Thomas* W 3-0
Nov. 1 MACALESTER* T 1-1 (OT)
Nov. 5 ST. JOHN’S ^ W 3-0
Nov. 7 Macalester ^ W 2-1
Nov. 13 WARTBURG# T 0-0 (Adv. 2-0 on pk’s)
Nov. 15 Redlands # T 0-0 (Lose 3-4 on pk’s)

– Home game in ALL CAPS
* – MIAC Game
^ – MIAC Tournament
# – NCAA Tournament


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