2004 Women’s Soccer Preview

Posted on September 2nd, 2004 by

The Gustavus women’s soccer team returns six starters and 13 letterwinners from a squad that finished seventh in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and posted an overall record of 9-8-1. Coach Mike Stehlik worked with a very young squad last year as 10 first year players contributed regularly. Inexperience and inconsistent play led to an up and down season. However, Stehlik feels that last year’s weaknesses should be this year’s strength as all 10 players return with one solid year of experience under their belt.

Defense appears to be the strength of the 2004 Gusties as three starting defenders return including All-Conference and All-Region honoree Kelly Keith (SR, Minneapolis, Minn./Washburn), senior Alysen Farren (Plymouth, Minn./Wayzata) and Shannon Quealy (SO, Plymouth, Minn./Benilde-St. Margaret’s). In the nets, junior transfer Tori Boughton (Edina, Minn.) will step into the starting role after playing her first two years at the University of Vermont. Sophomore Lindsay LaVoie (Maple Grove, Minn./Osseo), who started all but two games last year, is still struggling from a neck injury she suffered late last season and the date of her return is uncertain.

In the midfield, sophomore Amy Larson (Bloomington, Minn./Holy Angels) is the lone returning starter. She was the team’s second leading scorer last year with five goals and four assists for 14 points. Others expected to contribute in the midfield include junior Jackie Lehman (St. Cloud, Minn./Apollo), and sophomores Beth Stauffer (Plymouth, Minn./Armstrong) and Megan Tepper (Woodbury, Minn./Hill-Murray).

Up front, Gustavus will be led by junior all-conference forward Samantha Engh (Wayzata, Minn.). Engh led the team in scoring last season with eight goals and one assist for 17 points. She will be joined on the attack by sophomores Liz Petersen (Stillwater, Minn.), and Alison Rethwisch (Lakeville, Minn.).

Coach Stehlik has been very pleased with the work ethic of his squad during the pre-season and feels that the group has shown great team chemistry. Stehlik stated, “We are looking for players who will play hard and work together and that is exactly what this team has been showing in our pre-season workouts.” He added, “If we continue to work together and stay healthy, we should be a very competitive squad.”

General Information
Name of School Gustavus Adolphus College
City/Zip St. Peter, Minnesota 56082
Founded 1862
Enrollment 2,525
Nickname Golden Gusties
School Colors Black and Gold
Soccer Stadium Lund Field
Capacity 400
Affiliation NCAA Division 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

Soccer History
First yr. of soccer 1982
Overall all-time record 212-124-36
No. yrs. in NCAA Tourn./last 6/1998
Last postseason opponent Macalester
Result L 0-1

Coaching Information
Head Coach Mike Stehlik
Alma Mater (Year) DePauw (’86)
Record at school (yrs) 170-60-18 (14)
Career record Same as above
Head Coach’s office phone 507-933-7619
Best time/day to reach coach Weekday mornings
Assistant Coach Richie Schreiner
Alma Mater (Year) DePauw (’02)
Athletic Trainer Paul Bruning

Team Information
Overall record last year 9-8-1
Regular season conference record 5-5-1
Regular season conference finish Eighth
Final ranking last year (poll) Unranked
Starters returning Seven
Starters lost Four
Letterwinners returning Nineteen
Letterwinners lost Three

Player Information
Returners/Lost YR POS GP G A PTS Honors
(R) Samantha Engh JR F 16 8 1 17 1st Team All-MIAC
(R) Amy Larson SO MF 18 5 4 14
(R) Britanee Pelikan JR F 17 5 2 12 Honorable Mention MIAC
(R) Jackie Lehman JR MF 16 5 0 10
(L) Birabwa Mutebi Grad F 17 3 3 9
(L) Heather Pecosky Grad MF 17 3 2 8 Honorable Mention MIAC
(R) Kara Knutson SO MF 5 2 0 4
(R) Alysen Farran SR MF 18 1 2 4
(R) Liz Petersen SO MF 18 0 3 3
(R) Megan Tepper SO MF 14 1 0 2
(L) Ashlie Thomas Grad D 18 0 2 2
(R) Shannon Quealy SO D 18 0 1 1
(R) Kelly Keith SR D 18 0 1 1 1st Team All-MIAC
(R) Alison Rethwisch SO MF 16 0 0 0
(R) Gwen Peterson JR MF 17 0 0 0
(R) Janna Castellano SO MF 8 0 0 0
(R) Beth Stauffer SO MF 9 0 0 0
(R) Carrie Williamson SO F 2 0 0 0
(R) Nikki Theisen SO F 1 0 0 0
(R) Stephanie Janacek SO MF 1 0 0 0
(R) Erin Kasper SO D 10 0 0 0
(R) Claire Joseph SO D 6 0 0 0

Goalkeeper YR GP M Saves GA GAA
(R) Lindsay LaVoie SO 16 1461:27 81 19 1.17
(R) Gwen Peterson JR 3 206:33 18 4 1.74

Key Newcomers YR POS Last School/Hometown
Tori Brighton JR GK Vermont/Edina, MN
Jenna Iaizzo FY MF/F White Bear Lake H.S./White Bear Lake, MN

2003 Game-by-Game Results
Date Opponent Results
Aug. 29 Nebraska Wesleyan (A) W 0-2
Aug. 30 Principia (A) L 0-2
Sept. 12 Wartburg (A) W 5-1
Sept. 13 Grinnell (A) W 2-1
Sept. 20 Concordia * (A) L 0-1 (OT)
Sept. 25 St. Olaf * (A) L 1-2
Sept. 27 St. Ben’s * (H) T 0-0 (OT)
Oct. 1 St. Mary’s * (H) W 5-0
Oct. 4 Carleton * (H) L 0-1
Oct. 5 Luther College (H) L 1-4
Oct. 11 Augsburg * (H) W 5-0
Oct. 14 Bethel * (H) W 8-0
Oct. 18 Hamline* (A) W 1-0 (OT)
Oct. 21 Macalester * (A) L 0-3
Oct. 25 UW-Stout (H) W 1-0
Oct. 29 St. Thomas * (A) L 0-4
Nov. 1 St. Kate’s * (A) W 1-0 (OT)
Nov. 2 UW-Stevens Point (H) L 1-4

2004 Schedule
Date Opponent Time
Sept. 1 UW-Stout (A) 7:00pm
Sept. 11 Loras (H) 1:00pm
Sept. 12 Nebraska Wesleyan (H) 1:00pm
Sept. 16 St. Olaf * (H) 4:00pm
Sept. 18 Concordia * (H) 1:00pm
Sept. 25 St. Ben’s * (A) 1:00pm
Sept. 29 St. Mary’s * (A) 4:00pm
Oct. 2 Carleton * (A) 1:00pm
Oct. 3 Luther (A) 2:00pm
Oct. 9 Augsburg * (H) 1:00pm
Oct. 12 Bethel * (A) 4:00pm
Oct. 16 Hamline * (H) 1:00pm
Oct. 17 Grinnell (H) 2:00pm
Oct. 23 Macalester * (H) 1:00pm
Oct. 27 St. Thomas * (A) 3:30pm
Oct. 29 St. Kate’s * (H) 3:30pm
Oct. 31 UW-Stevens Point (A) 1:00pm

* Indicates MIAC Match


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