2011 Tennessee Tech Soccer Guide

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A guide to the 2011 Golden Eagle soccer team

Text of 2011 Tennessee Tech Soccer Guide

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    Becca TolerSoph. / Goalkeeper

    Collierville, Tenn.

    Jacquie WatkinsJunior / Midfielder

    Mililani, Hawaii

    Emily HomanJunior / Midfielder

    Naperville, Ill.

    Brooklyn KimballFreshman / Midfielder

    Memphis, Tenn.

    Daniel BrizardHead Coach2nd season

    Chelsea LaddFreshman / Defender

    Fairfield, Calif.

    Sarah GawthropJunior / Forward

    Chattanooga, Tenn.

    Hayley MortonFreshman/ D, MFWoodstock, Ga.

    Julie ThompsonJunior / DefenderKnoxville, Tenn.

    Corey BoydAssistant Coach

    2nd season

    Shannon RountreeSophomore / Midfielder

    Tamarac, Fla.

    Kelsey McGohanFreshman / Midfielder

    Loveland, Ohio

    Andrea MeloffJunior / Forward

    Rochester Hills, Mich.

    Kerri ReidJunior / MidfielderPeachtree City, Ga.

    Amanda KochFreshman / MidfielderLawrenceburg, Tenn.

    Lindsey ReedSenior / Defender

    Denver, Colo.

    Kris CambronJunior / Forward

    Soddy-Daisy, Tenn.

    Taylor HicksSophomore / Defender

    Cumberland, Maine

    Paige HimebaughFreshman / Midfielder

    Powder Springs, Ga.

    Rachel YepezAssistant Coach

    2nd season

    Leigh HeffnerJunior / Defender

    Arvada, Colo.

    Katie PhillipsFreshman / Defender

    Cincinnati, Ohio

    Jessica WilsonSophomore / Midfielder

    Cookeville, Tenn.

    Courtney DedrickFreshman / Defender

    Fairfield, Calif.

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  • Stronger Than Ever n 2011 1

    Location: Cookeville, TennesseeFounded: 1915Enrollment: 11,385Nickname: Golden EaglesColors: Purple and GoldConference: Ohio ValleyPresident: Dr. Robert Bell (Florida 69)Affiliation: NCAA Division IField: Tech Soccer FieldCapacity: 800Surface: Natural GrassFaculty Representative: Dr. Jeff RobertsDirector of Athletics: Mark Wilson Athletic Trainer: Joe Erdeljac

    The University Golden Eagle Soccer

    2011 ScheduleDATE OPPONENT LOCATION TIME8/19 UT Chattanooga Tech Soccer Field 4 p.m.8/21 Belmont Tech Soccer Field 1 p.m.8/26 at East Tennessee State Johnson City, Tenn. 6 p.m.8/28 at UNC Asheville Asheville, N.C. 1 p.m.

    9/9 at Longwood Farmville, Va. 6 p.m.9/11 at Radford Radford, Va. 1 p.m.9/16 at Middle Tennessee State Murfreesboro, Tenn. 7 p.m.9/18 Lipscomb Tech Soccer Field 3 p.m.9/23 at Eastern Illinois* Charleston, Ill. 3:30 p.m.9/25 at SIU Edwardsville* Edwardsville, Ill. 1 p.m.9/30 Eastern Kentucky* Tech Soccer Field 3 p.m.10/2 Morehead State* Tech Soccer Field 1 p.m.10/7 at Jacksonville State* Jacksonville, Ala. 7 p.m.10/14 Murray State* Tech Soccer Field 3 p.m.10/16 Austin Peay* Tech Soccer Field 2 p.m.10/28 at UT Martin* Martin, Tenn. 4 or 7 p.m.10/30 at Southeast Missouri* Cape Girardeau, Mo. 1 p.m.

    * Denotes OVC match % Denotes team must qualify for this match All times listed as Central / Subject to change

    Table Of ContentsTable of Contents/Quick Facts/Schedule .............................. 12011 Season Outlook ............................................................... 2-3Roster/Team Photos ................................................................. 5-7Player Bios ..................................................................................8-30Coaches .................................................................................... 31-35Opponents .....................................................................................352010 Results/Statistics ...............................................................36Team/Individual Records ..........................................................37Season/Career Leaders ..............................................................38All-Time Results ..................................................................... 39-43All-Time Opponents ...................................................................44All-Time Participation.................................................................45Program History .................................................................... 46-47The Ohio Valley Conference.............................................. 48-49Athletic Performance Center ............................................ 50-51Cookeville and Tennessee Tech University .................. 52-53Administration....................................................................... 54-55Academic Support ............................................................... 56-57Sports Medicine .................................................................... 58-59Strength and Conditioning ............................................... 60-61Hall of Fame/Individual Honors ...................................... 62-63Athletics Staff ................................................................................64Covering Tech Soccer .................................................................65

    The 2011 Tennessee Tech soccer guide was produced by the TTU Sports Information Office, Rob Schabert, director. Writing, editing and design by Tommy Dillard and Rob Schabert. Cover production by WD Stone and Associates. Photography by TTU Photo Services, Tony Marable, Jim Dillon, Kate Nicewicz and Rob Schabert.

    Jacksonville State Tournament9/2 vs. Louisiana Tech Jacksonville, Ala. 5 p.m.9/4 vs. New Mexico State Jacksonville, Ala. noon

    11/3-6 at OVC Tournament% TBD11/11-13 at NCAA Tournament% TBD

    Head Coach: Daniel BrizardAlma Mater: Berry College / 1995Record at Tech: 4-12-1Career Record: 4-12-1Asst. Coaches: Rachel Yepez, Corey Boyd2010 Record: 4-12-12010 OVC Record: 2-5-1First year of soccer: 1996All-time Record: 97-153-22All-time OVC Record: 36-45-12OVC Championships: 2Letterwinners returning: 14Letterwinners lost: 9Newcomers: 9

    TTU: A Constituent University of the Tennessee Board of Regents / An AA/EEO/Title IX/Section 504/ADA University.

    ON THE COVER: (From left) Junior defender Leigh Heffner, sopho-more forward Ellie Iaciofano, junior midfielder Kerri Reid and se-nior defender Lindsey Reed pose in the universitys new Athletic Performance Center.

  • Stronger Than Ever n 20112

    Season Outlook ith just one senior and nine newcomers on the roster, the 2011 season marks a fresh start for head coach Daniel Brizard and the Tennessee Tech soccer team.

    The Golden Eagles narrowly missed qualifying for the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament in 2010, one season after advancing all the way to the league championship game. Its a return to prominence that Brizard is seeking in his second year, and one he hopes begins in preseason camp. Last year, I was still getting to know the team in the preseason, says Brizard, who came to Cookeville from an assistant position at LSU. This year, Im trying to integrate nine players into a team that already knows me and I know them. In keeping with the theme of a fresh beginning, Tech Soccer Field underwent several renovation projects over the summer, including the installation of a new scoreboard, the shifting of the bleachers from the east side of the field to the west in order to enhance fan experience, and a leveling of the playing surface. More good news for Brizard is that the Golden Eagles return both their leading goal-scorer in junior forward Andrea Meloff and assists leader in junior midfielder Kerri Reid, as well as defensive stalwart and team captain Lindsey Reed, the squads only senior. The head coach will look to those players in particular to guide a team whose 2010 record doesnt tell the whole story of its season four of Techs 12 losses came in overtime. Meloff and Reid are just two members of a talented junior class that came of age for the Golden Eagles in 2010 as sophomores. Tech returns all five of its leading point-scorers this season Meloff, Reid, Kris Cambron, Sarah Gawthrop and Jacquie Watkins and all five are members of the junior class. With Reed the only senior on the roster, Brizard will lean heavily on his juniors for leadership in 2011. Beginning with home matches on Aug. 19 and Aug. 21, Tech will play a 20-match schedule which Brizard believes will be competitive while also giving his young squad a chance to grow and develop.

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    THE SCHEDULE The Golden Eagles will play their first two regular-season matches in the friendly confines of Tech Soccer Field as they welcome in-state foes UT Chattanooga and Belmont to Cookeville for a Friday-Sunday set on Aug. 19 and 21. After that, however, Tech will embark on a seven-game road swing that will test the teams mettle, taking them to East Tennessee State, UNC Asheville, Longwood, Radford and Middle Tennessee State, while also matching them against Louisiana Tech and New Mexico State at the Jacksonville State Tournament in Jacksonville, Ala. The Golden Eagles return home to host Lipscomb before opening OVC play on the road at Eastern Illinois and SIU Edwardsville. Tech Soccer Field will play host to four league foes (Eastern Kentucky, defending champion and preseason favorite Morehead State, Murray State and Austin Peay) while the Golden Eagles will travel to Jacksonville State and close the season with a road swing to UT Martin and Southeast Missouri. This is a challenging, well-balanced schedule for what we are trying to accomplish, Brizard said. None of these opponents stands out as a powerhouse but there are no easy teams on the schedule, either. There are a lot of winnable matches, but every time we play it will be very competitive. The Golden Eagles were picked to finish ninth out of 10 teams this season in OVC preseason polling. TTU will play nine conference matches for