Soccer Stars Honored for Historic 2000 Season
One of the biggest turnarounds in NCAA Division II competition has earned top honors for two members of the Ferris State University Women's Soccer team.
Sophomore defender Sarah Hyde of Makanda, Ill. and freshman forward Emily Rogers of Traverse City, Mich. were recently recognized for excellence on and off the field by the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Ferris State completed the 2000 soccer season with an 8-7-1 record -- a dramatic improvement for the second-year program over its inaugural 0-11 serason in 1999. In fact, Ferris State posted the third best turnaround in all of NCAA Division II for women's intercollegiate soccer.
Hyde, who anchored the Bulldog backfield in all 16 matches, was selected by the GLIAC to its 2000 All-Academic Women's Soccer Team. The Visual Communications major recorded an impressive 3.76 grade point average to become FSU's sole representative on the prestigious squad.
Meanwhile, Rogers earned Second-Team All-GLIAC honors for her work on the playing pitch and led the Bulldogs in scoring with 11 goals and 4 assists in 16 matches. She converted 4 game-winning goals to spark half of the overall victory total for Ferris and its second-year head coach Pete Watkins.