|No.||Name||Pos.||Year||Hometown // Previous School(s)|
|3||Leah Christenson||M||Sr.||Everett WA // Snohomish (WA) HS|
|18||Fay Davis-Jeffers||M/F||Fr.||Plymouth NH // Holderness School|
|11||Anne Fletcher||D||Jr.||Berkeley CA // Berkeley HS|
|21||Erin Glenn||M/F||Fr.||Bethesda MD // Walt Whitman HS|
|19||Jamie Grindrod||D||Fr.||Poulsbo WA // North Kitsap HS|
|1||Genie Huntemann||GK||Sr.||Anchorage AK // West Anchorage|
|12||Stephanie Kafoury||F||So.||Portland OR // Lincoln HS|
|9||Erin Lawson||D/M||Jr.||Littleton CO // Heritage HS|
|24||Sarah Lehto||M/D||Fr.||Santa Clara CA // Cupertino HS (Cupertino WA)|
|7||Wendy Lilliedoll||D||Jr.||Davis CA // Davis HS|
|6||Nicole Marshall||F||Fr.||Bellingham WA // Sehome HS|
|16||Jessica Neff||M/F||Fr.||Shoreline WA // Shoreline HS|
|23||Emily Nelson||D||Fr.||Anchorage AK // Service HS|
|5||Kristen Ott||M||So.||Tigard OR // Tigard HS|
|20||Heidi Reifenstein||D||Fr.||Juneau AK // Juneau-Douglas HS|
|13||Jenny Russell||M/F||Fr.||Tigard OR // Tigard HS|
|17||Sara Sakamoto||M/F||Jr.||Kailua HI // Punahou School Honolulu|
|8||Laura Santa||D/M||So.||Kalispell MT // Flathead HS|
|14||Carole Skeeters||M||Sr.||Sherwood OR // Sherwood HS|
|4||Anna Stewart||M||So.||Bellevue WA // Newport HS|
|10||Angie Thomas||M/D||So.||Eagle ID // Naches Valley HS (Naches WA)|
|22||Chrissy Vaughn||M||Fr.||Redmond WA // Redmond HS|
|15||Molly Willis||D/M||Sr.||Corvallis OR // Crescent Valley HS|
|0||Bonnie Yocum||GK||Fr.||Redmond WA // Redmond WA|
|Coach: Scott Shields||Assistant Coach: Travis Erikson|
|Trainer: Juli Dunn||Athletic Director: Max Seachris|
Senior forward Carole Skeeters, who led a balanced Whitman attack with 13 points, received the Best Offensive Player award. Junior Erin Lawson was named Best Defensive Player, while junior Sara Sakamoto received the Most Inspirational award. Senior defender Molly Willis earned the Team Player award for the second time in three seasons. First-year player Laura Santa was recognized with the Most Improved award. Coach Scott Shields gave his Coaches Award to sophomore midfielder Kristen Ott.
Sept. 16, 1996 -- The Northwest Conference of Independent Colleges today named senior goalkeeper Genie Huntemann its Player-of-the-Week for women's soccer. Huntemann recorded 26 saves in shutting out both Central Washington University and Seattle University last weekend. Whitman has won its first four games of the season, all by shutouts.
Sept. 16, 1996 -- Based on its season-opening four shutout victories, Whitman today cracked the top 20 in the NAIA national soccer poll, making its debut in the No. 19 slot. Willamette dropped from No. 11 to No. 20 in the poll, while Whitworth plummeted from No. 2 to No. 16 after losing to Seattle University last Saturday. Seattle University, which then was upset by Whitman 1-0 on Sunday, moved from No. 21 to No. 10 in the poll.
Sept. 30, 1996 -- After losing its first and only game of the season to Willamette, Whitman slipped to No. 28 in today's NAIA national coaches poll. Willamette is now ranked No. 9.
October 28, 1996 -- One day after winning its final regular season game, Whitman returned to the NAIA national rankings, edging into the No. 29 slot.
The 1996 season came to rosy conclusion for the four seniors on the women's soccer team. From left to right, with roses from their parents in hand, are Molly Willis, Carole Skeeters, Leah Christenson and Genie Huntemann.
Photo courtesy of Molly's Mom and Dad, Tim and Sandra Willis of Corvallis, Oregon.