2004-05 Women’s Basketball Preview

Posted on November 8th, 2004 by

The 2003-04 Gusties

The 2003-04 Gusties

Coach Haller meets with her team during a timeout

Coach Haller meets with her team during a timeout

Seniors Lacy Skoog and Kristin Kachelmyer will lead this year’s team

Seniors Lacy Skoog and Kristin Kachelmyer will lead this year’s team

The Gustavus Adolphus College women’s basketball team returns for the 2004-05 season with high hopes for a team that posted their third-straight 20-win season (21-6) and a third place finish in the MIAC standings (18-4) a year ago. Coach Mickey Haller returns three starters and eight letter winners from last year’s squad, but must deal with some key losses, including the graduation of All-American and three time All-Conference guard Angie Peterson, the second leading scorer in school history. “We can’t expect to replace Angie Peterson”, Haller stated, “but we’re going to bank on the residual effects of what she contributed to this program, both on and off the court”. Peterson led the Gusties to strong showings in each of the past three seasons and she helped instill a winning mentality in the program and fortified Haller’s philosophy in strong defensive play. The Gusties have led the MIAC in steals in each of the past two seasons and have remained in the top three in scoring defense in the same span. Haller anticipates defensive play to, again, be the strength of this year’s squad and expects the Gusties to qualify for the MIAC tournament and contend for one of the top three seeds.

Coach Haller characterizes this year’s team as “fresh”, a quality mix of experienced players and talented new faces. “The players who provided us with extraordinary depth over the past couple of seasons are now our teams’ strength,” Haller comments. “We also have some fresh faces that will give this year’s team a different look than years past”. Some of those experienced players that Haller will look to in the wake of Peterson’s departure include four seniors. Post Kristin Kachelmyer, last year’s MIAC 6th Player of the Year, is the teams top returning scorer and rebounder (10.7 ppg, 5.6 rpg). Although Kachelmyer only started five games for the Gusties a year ago, Haller says she expects Kachelmyer to step into a starting role and provide a consistent inside presence for the team. Guard Lacy Skoog will provide leadership and experience on the floor while helping to direct the team’s offense on the court, while senior posts Kim Eisenrich and Katie Roggow will provide quality depth off the bench.

Junior guard Sara Boldt, named to last year’s MIAC all-defensive team, will also be depended upon to lead the Gusties this year. Boldt was second on the team a year ago with 54 steals and will be expected to continue her strong defensive showing this season. In addition, sophomore post Bri Monahan also saw significant playing time last season and will provide an inside presence on a quick team.

A talented duo of newcomers are expected to contribute significantly this year, including first year guard Jess Vadnais and first year post Kenzie Consoer. While Haller expects her younger players to contribute primarily on the defensive end of the court, Vadnais, a standout at Hudson High School (Wis.) will provide a strong scoring potential for the Gusties, while Consoer, a native of Mankato, Minnesota possesses the athleticism and defensive ability necessary to contribute to the team. Sophomore post Erin Boese, sophomore wing Al Brooks, and junior guards Marit Sviggum, Michelle Linbo, Missy Mills and Audrey Lenoch will all play significant roles in the rotation off the bench.

Coach Haller knows her team will be viewed as the underdog throughout much of the season, but views that position as beneficial. Now that they have solidified their position among the elite in the MIAC, the Gusties will have maintain that position by relying on their “freshness” to guide them to some hard-fought battles during conference play. The composure of this team will be tested early as the Gusties face Wartburg in their home opener before heading to Washington University for a Thanksgiving tournament.

2003-04 Statistics

General Information
School Name: Gustavus Adolphus College
Location: St. Peter, Minnesota
Founded: 1862
Enrollment: 2,568
Nickname: Golden Gusties
School Colors: Black and Gold
Gym: Lund Forum/Gus Young Court
Capacity: 3,500
Affiliation: NCAA Division III
Conference: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
President: Jim Peterson
Athletic Director: Al Molde
Athletic Phone: 507-933-7622

First year of basketball: 1968
All-time play-off record: 4-5
Years in post-season play: 5
Last post-season appearance: 2003-04/ Result: Carleton L 52-55, MIAC Semifinal
All-time record: 453-342

Sports Information
Sports Information Dir.: Tim Kennedy
SID office phone: 507-933-7647
Home phone: 507-931-2642
SID Fax: 507-933-8412
Press Box phone: 507-933-7668
E-Mail: timgasid@gustavus.edu

Coaching Staff
Head Coach: Madeline “Mickey” Haller
Alma Mater/Year: Phillips University/1983
Record at school (years): 80-28 (four)
Career record: Same
Head Coach’s office phone: 507-933-6145
Best time/day to reach coach: 1 pm to 3 pm (M — F)

Assistant Coach
Aaron Kahl/Gustavus ’00/Fourth year

2003-04 Game-by Game Results
Date Opponent Site Result
Nov. 25 Wartburg A W 63-58
Dec. 3 Augsburg A W 67-57
Dec.6 Concordia H W 62-58
Dec. 8 St. Olaf H W 74-70
Dec.10 St. Catherine A W 81-58
Dec.29 Whitman H W 73-62
Dec. 30 Whitworth A L 75-87
Jan. 3 Hamline H W 82-41
Jan. 5 Macalester H W 64-37
Jan. 7 St. Thomas A W 75-69
Jan.10 St. Mary’s H W 86-60
Jan.14 St. Benedict A L 67-72
Jan. 17 Bethel H W 94-54
Jan. 19 Carleton A L 79-88 (OT)
Jan. 21 Augsburg H W 89-47
Jan. 24 Concordia A L 62-66
Jan. 28 St. Olaf A W 89-60
Jan. 31 St. Catherine H W 99-68
Feb. 2 Hamline A W 91-49
Feb. 4 Macalester A W 73-58
Feb. 7 St. Thomas H W 72-64
Feb. 11 St. Mary’s A L 74-76
Feb. 14 St. Benedict H W 72-60
Feb. 18 Bethel A W 70-47
Feb. 21 Carleton H W 79-71
Feb. 23 MIAC Tournament
St. Thomas H W 79-71
Feb. 25 MIAC Tournament
Carleton A L 52-55

2004-05 Schedule
Date Opponent Site Time
Nov. 23 Wartburg H 6:00 pm
Nov. 27 Millsaps A 1:00 pm
McWilliams Classic @ Washington University
Nov. 28 TBA A TBA
McWilliams Classic @ Washington University
Dec. 1 Hamline H 7:30 pm
Dec. 4 Concordia H 1:00 pm
Dec. 6 St. Kate’s A 7:30 pm
Dec. 8 St. Thomas H 7:30 pm
Jan. 3 Carleton A 7:30 pm
Jan. 5 St. Mary’s A 7:30 pm
Jan. 8 Bethel H 1:00 pm
Jan. 12 St. Olaf H 7:30 pm
Jan. 15 Augsburg A 1:00 pm
Jan. 17 Macalester A 7:30 pm
Jan. 19 St. Benedict H 7:30 pm
Jan. 22 Hamline A 1:00 pm
Jan. 26 Concordia A 5:00 pm
Jan. 29 St. Kate’s H 1:00 pm
Jan. 31 St. Thomas A 7:30 pm
Feb. 2 Carleton H 7:30 pm
Feb. 5 St. Mary’s H 1:00 pm
Feb. 7 Bethel A 7:30 pm
Feb. 9 St. Olaf A 7:30 pm
Feb. 12 Augsburg H 1:00 pm
Feb. 16 Macalester H 7:30 pm
Feb. 19 St. Benedict A 1:00 pm
Feb. 21 MIAC Tournament 7:30 pm
Feb. 23 MIAC Tournament 7:30 pm
Feb. 26 MIAC Tournament 3:00 pm

Player & Team Information

Overall record last year: 21-6
Conference record/finish: 18-4/Third

Letterwinners returning/lost: 8/8
Starters Returning/lost: 3/5

Returning Key Players

Kristin Kachelmyer, Post, Senior, 5-11 (10.7 ppg, .520 FG Pct., 5.6 rpg, 2004 MIAC 6th Player of the Year)
Lacy Skoog, Guard, Senior, 5-7 (5.5 ppg, 44 A, 26 Stl)
Sara Boldt, Guard, Junior, 5-9 (6.3 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 55 A, 54 Stl, MIAC All-Defensive Team)
Bri Monahan, Post, Sophomore, 6-0 (6.3 ppg, .481 FG Pct., 3.9 rpg)

Key Newcomers

Jess Vadnais, Guard, FY, 5-6, Hudson, Wis., Hudson High School
MacKenzie Consoer, Post, FY, 5-9, Mankato, Minn,, Mankato West High School

Key Losses

Angie Peterson, Wing, graduated (17.5 ppg, three-time All-Conference, Kodak/WBCA All-American)
Jen Klohs, Post, graduated (10.5 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 12th on career scoring list)
Kate Sandvig, Guard, graduated (95 A, 4.3 ppg, fifth on career assists list)

2004-05 Varsity Roster

No. Name Yr. Pos. Ht. Hometown/High School
10 Missy Mills JR Guard 5-4 Barron, Wis. / Barron
12 Jess Vadnais FY Guard 5-6 Hudson, Wis. / Hudson
14 Sara Boldt JR Guard 5-9 Faribault, Wis. / Faribault
20 Marit Sviggum JR Guard 5-4 Kenyon, Minn. / Kenyon-Wanamingo
22 Michelle Linbo JR Guard 5-4 Rochester, Minn. / Mayo
23 Lacy Skoog SR Wing 5-7 Waconia, Minn. / Waconia
24 Alyssa Brooks SO Wing 5-10 Waupaca, Wis. / Waupaca
30 Kim Eisenrich SR Post 5-10 Richmond, Minn. / ROCCORI
32 Kenzie Consoer FY Post 5-9 Mankato, Minn. / Mankato West
34 Erin Boese SO Post 6-0 Rochester, Minn. / Mayo
40 Audrey Lenoch JR Guard 5-2 Pine Island, Minn. / Pine Island
42 Kristin Kachelmyer SR Post 5-11 Mankato, Minn. / Mankato East
52 Bri Monahan SO Post 6-0 Hutchinson, Minn. / Hutchinson
54 Katie Roggow SR Post 6-2 St. Peter, Minn. / St. Peter

2004-05 Junior Varsity Roster

No. Name Yr. Pos. Ht. Hometown/High School
10 Jenny Hovendick SO Guard 5-4 Albert Lea, Minn. / Albert Lea
14 Ali Chorley FY Guard 5-6 Hamel, Minn. / Orono
22 Lindsay Kolden FY Guard 5-10 LeSueur, Minn. / LeSueur-Henderson
24 Erin Luhmann FY Post 5-10 Shakopee, Minn. / Shakopee
32 Lindsay Kaufmann SO Guard 5-7 Roseville, Minn. / Roseville Area
34 Jennifer Jewison SO Guard 5-7 Janesville, Minn. / JWP
52 Liz Peterson SO Post 6-2 Stillwater, Minn. / Stillwater Area
54 Amanda Shrader FY Post 6-0 Ripon, Wis. / Green Lake


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