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2008 Ferris State Women's Soccer Quick Facts

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GENERAL
City/Zip: Big Rapids, Mich./49307-2741
Founded: 1884
Enrollment: 13,087
Nickname: Bulldogs
School Colors: Crimson and gold
Field: FSU Soccer Field
Surface: Natural Grass
Affiliation: NCAA Division II
Conference: Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic (GLIAC)
President: Dr. David L. Eisler
    Alma Mater, Yr.: Michigan, 1972
Athletics Director: Tom Kirinovic
    Alma Mater, Yr.: Ferris State, 1977
    Email Address: kirinovt@ferris.edu
Associate Athletics Director: Jon Coles
    Alma Mater, Yr.: Valparaiso, 1999
    Email Address: colesj@ferris.edu
Senior Women's Administrator: Tia Brandel-Wilhelm
Coordinator of Records & NCAA: Carma Burcham
Faculty Athletics Representative: Dr. Terry Nerbonne
Athletics Department Phone: (231) 591-2860
Athletics Department Fax: (231) 591-2869
Ticket Office Phone: (231) 591-2888

HISTORY
First year of soccer: 1999
Overall All-Time Record: 67-80-10 (.456)
Conference All-Time Record: 30-43-4 (.411)
No. Years in NCAA Tournament/Last: none
Last post-season appearance: none

ATHLETICS COMMUNICATIONS
Athletics Communications Director: Joe Gorby
    Office Phone: (231) 591-2336
    Home Phone: (231) 796-2732
    Email Address: gorbyj@ferris.edu
Assistant Athletics Communications Director: Rob Bentley
    Office Phone: (231) 591-3821
    Home Phone: (231) 796-1178
    Email Address: bentleyr@ferris.edu
Athletics Communications Fax: (231) 591-3775
Athletics Hotline: (231) 591-2375
Mailing Address: 210 Sports Drive, SPC 001, Big Rapids, MI 49307-2741
Website: www.ferris.edu/sports

MEDIA INFORMATION
Local Newspaper: Big Rapids Pioneer
Contact Person: Zeke Jennings
Address: 502 North State Street, Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: (231) 592-8363
Email Address: zjennings@pioneergroup.net

COACHING STAFF
Head Coach: Neathan Gibson
Alma Mater, Year: Lynn (Fla.), 1994
Year Entering at School: Third
Record at Ferris State/yrs.: 13-23-1/2 years
Career Record/yrs.: 13-23-1/2 years
Office Phone: (231) 591-2879
Best time/day to reach coach: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday
Head Athletic Trainer: Dave Lucey, ATC
Assistant Athletic Trainer (Soccer): Tim Glover, ATC
Assistant Athletic Trainer: Joe Fox, ATC
Office Phone: (231) 591-2872
Equipment Manager: Ben Mumah, E.M.,C.

TEAM INFORMATION
2007 Overall Record: 6-12-1
Conference Record/Finish: 4-4-0/5th
2007 Non-Conference Record: 2-8-1
2007 Record at Home/Conference: 4-6-0/3-2-0
2007 Record Away/Conference: 2-6-1/1-2-0
2007 Record at Neutral Sites: 0-0-0
Starters Returning/Lost: 8/3
Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 12/5

Starters Returning:
Jackie Back*** (D, 5-2, Sr.): 19 GP, 0-22 - 2007 All-GLIAC Second Team
Tammy Unsworth*** (F, 5-1, Sr.): 18 GP, 10-727 - 2007 All-GLIAC Second Team
Stevie Salow** (D, 5-6, Jr.): 18 GP, 3-0-6
Brandy Tarnowsky* (MF-D, 5-5 Sr.): 19 GP, 1-3-5
Kristen March * (D-MF, 5-3 So.): 18 GP, 0-5-5
Julia Zilan* (D, 5-4, Sr.): 19 GP, 2-0-4
Chelsey Wagner* (D, 5-4, Sr.): 16 GP, 0-0-0
Kari Alsager** (GK, 5-5, Jr.): 19 GP, 6-12-1, 60 GA, 3.18 GAA, 101 saves, .627sv%

Other Returning Letterwinners:
Megan Stec** (MF, 5-5, So.): 17 GP, 0-2-2
Christy Palmer* (MF, 5-6, So.): 13 GP, 0-1-1
Carlee Boyle* (F, 5-3, So.): 15 GP, 0-1-1
Kara Lovelace* (MF, 5-5, So.): 10 GP, 0-0-0

Losses:
Kristie Smilanich**** (MF, 5-6): 16 GP, 14-836
Heather O'Keefe*** (F, 5-3): 19 GP, 14-735
Nicole Sawada**** (MF, 5-2): 19 GP, 2-48

2008 Newcomers:
Ellen Phillips (D, 5-4, So.)- Middleville, Mich./ Thornapple Kellogg
Becci Houdek (GK, 5-9, So.)- Canton, Mich.
Bri Borgman (F, 5-5, Fr.) - Holland, Mich./West Ottawa
Katie Sterling (MF, 5-5, Jr.)- Livonia, Mich./Stevenson (Schoolcraft C.C.)
Ashley Erickson (D, 5-3, Jr.) - Walled Lake, Mich./Central (Schoolcraft C.C.)
Megan McCabe (F, 5-3, Jr.) - Brighton, Mich./Pinckney (Schoolcraft C.C.)
Maegan Smith (MF, 5-5, Fr.) - Hickory Corners, Mich./Kalamazoo Christian
Mekyla Spraggins (D, 5-2, Fr.) - Grand Rapids, Mich./Forest Hills Central
Bethann Muzio (D, 5-6, So.) - North Muskegon, Mich./(Muskegon C.C.)
Nicole Vick (MF, 5-4, Fr.) - Macomb, Mich./Eisenhower
Jamie Freers (D, 5-10, Fr.) - Holland, Mich./West Ottawa
Kasey Ruimveld (D, 5-5, Fr.) - Vicksburg, Mich.
Cassie Aro (F, 5-9, Fr.) - Gaines, Mich./Linden
Rachel Thorne (F, 5-4, Fr.) - Big Rapids, Mich./Crossroads Charter Academy


* - Denotes letters earned.


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