|Name||Year||Hometown // Previous School|
|Cedar Brown||So.||Ashland OR // Ashland HS|
|Amy Fong||Fr.||Spokane WA // Mead HS|
|Leah Larson||Fr.||La Jolla CA // La Jolla Country Day HS|
|Thuy Ha Nguyen||Sr.||Portland OR // Benson HS|
|Lina Shanley||Fr.||Bend OR // Mountain View HS|
|Keli Stearns||Fr.||Portland OR // Beaverton HS|
|Leslie Whitten||Fr.||Spokane WA // University HS|
McCarthy||Assistant Coach: Clifford Mah|
Dunn||Athletic Director: Max
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.
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