Women’s Soccer Hosts Concordia During Senior Day Posted on October 25th, 2016 by

ST. PETER, Minn. – The Gustavus women’s soccer team continues Minnesota Intercolliagte Athletic Conference play Tuesday afternoon, returning home to host Concordia College at Gustie Soccer Field.

The Gusities enter today’s game with an overall record of 9-5-2 (5-4 MIAC), while the Cobbers are 4-9-3 (1-7-1 MIAC). Gustavus most recently came out with a road victory at St. Catherine University last Saturday. The Black and Gold defeated the Wildcats by a score of 4-2.

Tuesday’s match marks the 44th all-time meeting between the Gusties and the Cobbers. Gustavus owns a 22-16-5 record over Concordia. Last season, the Cobbers defeated the Gusties by a score of 3-2 in the first meeting of the season before Gustavus prevailed 2-0 over Concordia in the MIAC Playoff Semifinals at Gustie Soccer Field.

Live coverage of tomorrow afternoon’s game begins at 12:50 p.m.



As is tradition at Gustavus, the final home regular season game is designated as Senior Day and a special tribute is made to the individuals who have dedicated themselves to Gustavus women’s soccer for the past four years. This year, the athletic department, Head Coach Laura Burnett-Kurie, teammates, parents and fans salute the six seniors who have represented the Gustavus women’s soccer program with pride and class throughout their collegiate careers. This year’s group of seniors includes Maddison Ackiss (Fairbanks, Alaska), Coursey Edwards (Eden Prairie, Minn.), Jana Elliott (Eagan, Minn.), Roisen Granlund (St. Paul, Minn.), Kendyl Landeck (Moscow, Idaho), and Riley Viner (South St. Paul, Minn.).

A forward from Fairbanks, Alaska and a graduate of West Valley High School, Maddison Ackiss has appeared in all 72 games throughout her four seasons as a Golden Gustie. A 2015 NSCAA All-North Third Team and MIAC All-Conference award winner, Akiss has led Gustavus in scoring all four years and has compiled 80 total points with 35 goals and 10 assists. Ackiss is currently eighth on the women’s soccer all-time scoring list and also sits in sixth in all-time goals. The daughter of Robert and Colleen Ackiss will graduate this spring with a degree in Management from Gustavus Adolphus College. Maddison has also competed for the Gustie Track & Field team and has also completed internships with the Minnesota Vikings and Ignition Fitness.

A mid-fielder from Eden Prairie, Minn and a graduate of Eden Prairie High School, co-captain Coursey Edwards has played in 58 games throughout her career as a Golden Gustie and has started in each game over the past two seasons. In four seasons Edwards has compiled 20 total points with seven goals and six assists. The daughter of Tim Hauge and Kari Edwards will be a class of 2017 nursing class representative and is a member of student-athlete advisory committee, Gustavus women in leadership, and has volunteered for the Special Olympics.

A forward from Eagan, Minn. and a graduate of Rosemount High School, co-captain Jana Elliott has played a total of 66 games in her four-year career as a Gustie. This season, Elliott has accumulated career-highs with eight points from two goals and four assists. The daughter of David and Jill Elliott will graduate with a major in Athletic Training and Pre-Occupational Therapy. Elliott is involved in the Gustavus Athletic Training Association, Elders Program, Gustavus Kitchen Cabinet, Habitat for Humanity and SAVE.

A goalkeeper from St. Paul, Minn. and a graduate of St. Paul Central High School, Roisen Granlund has played in 15 games with 10 starts in goal for the Gusties, compiling a total of 53 saves. The daughter of Jonathan Granlund and Susan Taylor will graduate with a major in nursing and has participated in Hall council, the Gustavus mentoring program, Women in leadership, sports information photography, Special Olympics and study abroad.

A defender from Moscow, Idaho and a graduate of Moscow High School, Kendyl Landeck has appeared in 28 total games for the Gusties and was a 2015 MIAC Academic All-Conference honoree and a member of the All-MIAC Sportsmanship Team. The daughter of Ronald Landeck and Debby Wyatt will graduate this spring with a major in History with a minor in Sociology/Anthropology. Kendyl has participated in Lucia singers and voice lessons as well as studying abroad in Germany and was involved in the Gustavus mentor program, Habitat for Humanity as the co-president and public relations co-chair, Three Crowns program and is a photography tutor.

A goalkeeper from South St. Paul, Minn. and a graduate of South St. Paul High School, Riley Viner is a two-year member of the soccer team and has appeared in one game in goal for the Gusties this season, helping Gustavus complete a shutout against Crown College. The daughter of Dennis and Erika Viner will graduate from Gustavus this spring with a major in Exercise Physiology and was also a member of the women’s hockey team her freshman year and the Big Partner Little Partner program.


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