2009 Ferris State Women's Soccer Quick Facts

GENERAL
City/Zip: Big Rapids, Mich./49307-2741
Founded: 1884
Enrollment: 13,532
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  (Michigan, 1972)
Athletics Director: Tom Kirinovic (Ferris State, 1977)
    Office/E-Mail: (231)591-2863/kirinovt@ferris.edu
Associate Athletics Director: Jon Coles (Valparaiso, 1999)
    Office/E-Mail: (231) 250-4082/colesj@ferris.edu
Senior Women's Administrator: Keri Becker
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: 76-89-11 (.463)
Conference All-Time Record: 37-49-5 (.434)
No. Years in NCAA Tournament/Last: none
Last post-season appearance: none

ATHLETICS COMMUNICATIONS
Athletics Communications Director (Women's Soccer Contact): Joe Gorby
    Office Phone: (231) 591-2336
    Home Phone: (231) 796-2732
    Email Address: gorbyj@ferris.edu
Associate 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
Mailing Address: 210 Sports Drive, SPC 001, Big Rapids, MI 49307-2741
Website:  www.ferris.edu/sports or www.ferrisstatebulldogs.com

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: Fourth
Record at Ferris State/yrs.: 22-32-2/3 years
Career Record/yrs.: 22-32-2/3 years
Office Phone: (616) 566-5695
Best time/day to reach coach: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday
Volunteer Assistant Coach: Steve Graetz (Spring Arbor, 2001)
Graduate Assistant Coach: Kristina Nasturzio (Grand Valley State, 2009)
Head Athletic Trainer: Dave Lucey, ATC
Assistant Athletic Trainer (Women's Soccer): Tim Glover, ATC
Assistant Athletic Trainer: Joe Fox, ATC
Office Phone: (231) 591-2872
Equipment Manager: Ben Mumah, E.M.,C.

TEAM INFORMATION
2008 Overall Record: 9-9-1
Conference Record/Finish: 7-6-1/4th
2008 Non-Conference Record: 2-8-1
2008 Record at Home/Conference: 5-3-0/4-3-0
2008 Record Away/Conference: 3-5-1/3-3-1
2008 Record at Neutral Sites: 1-1-0
Starters Returning/Lost: 6/5
Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 14/9

Starters Returning (2008 Statistics/Honors):
Mekyla Spraggins* (D, So.): 19 GP, 0-4-4 -- 2008 FSU Most Improved Player
Bri Borgman* (F, So.): 19 GP, 5-1-11
Stevie Salow*** (D, Sr.): 17 GP, 0-3-3
Kristen March** (D-MF, Jr.): 15 GP, 0-2-2
Ellen Phillips* (D, So.): 17 GP, 2-0-4
Christy Palmer** (MF, Jr.): 15 GP, 0-0-0

Other Returning Letterwinners (2008 Statistics/Honors):
Megan Stec** (MF, Jr.): 18 GP, 1-1-3
Megan McCabe* (F, Sr.): 18 GP, 2-0-4
Carlee Boyle** (F, Jr.): 15 GP, 0-1-1
Nicole Vick* (MF, So): 15 GP, 1-0-2 
Ashley Erickson* (D, Sr.): 13 GP, 0-0-0
Katie Sterling* (MF, Sr.): 7 GP; 0-1-1
Kara Lovelace** (MF, Jr.): 11 GP; 0-1-1  
Kari Alsager*** (GK, Sr.): 3 GP, 0-0-0, 0 GA, 0.00 GAA, 0 saves, .000sv% -- 2007 & 2008 FSU Don Edwards Scholarship Award (dedication and academics)

Losses (2008 Statistics/Honors):
Becci Houdek* (GK): 18 GP, 9-8-1, 29 GA, 1.61 GAA, 155 saves, .842sv% -- 2008 All-GLIAC Second Team & 2008 FSU Most Valuable Player
Jackie Back**** (D): 17 GP, 0-0-0 -- 2008 All-GLIAC Second Team & 2008 FSU Defensive Player of the Year
Tammy Unsworth**** (F): 16 GP, 7-4-18 -- 2008 FSU Attacking Player of the Year
Maegan Smith* (F): 18 GP, 8-0-16
Julia Zilan**** (D): 19 GP, 1-2-4  

2009 Newcomers:
Kara Stephens (GK, Fr.)- St. Johns, Mich./St. Johns
Katie Syring (D, Fr.)- Bay City, Mich./John Glenn
Cassie Aro (F, RFr.)-Gaines, Mich./Linden
Kasey Ruimveld (D, RFr.)-Vicksburg, Mich./Vicksburg
Logan DeClercq (MF, Fr.) - Lowell, Mich./Lowell
Merideth Wetterholt (MF, Fr.) - Brighton, Mich./Brighton
Lauren Fortuna (F, Fr.) - Macomb, Mich./Sterling Heights Henry Ford II
Kelsey Aubil (F, Fr.) - Wayland, Mich./Thornapple-Kellogg
Sam Zerilli (MF, Fr.) - Clinton Township, Mich./Chippewa Valley
Sam Harrington (MF, So.) - Ypsilanti, Mich./Lincoln (Schoolcraft C.C.)
Hillary Procunier (MF, Fr.) - Davison, Mich./Flint Kearsley
Michele Dudash (F, Fr.) - St. Clair Shores, Mich./Warren Regina
Courtney Meharg (F, Fr.) - Clarkston, Mich./Clarkston

 * - Denotes letters earned.

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