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2004 MIAC Women's Soccer All-Conference Awards

Concordia MIAC Postseason Award Winners

Morgan Bain
Was named the league MVP. She also earned MIAC All-Conference honors for the second straight year. 
Amy Ravenhorst
Finished second on the team in scoring and third in the MIAC in assists. Named to the MIAC All-Conference Team for the first time in her career. 
Betsy Olesen
Helped the Cobber defense post nine shutouts. Named to the MIAC All-Conference Team for the first time in her career.
Jill Fancher
Tough wing defender for the Cobbers. Named to the MIAC All-Conference Honorable Mention Team for the first time in her career. 
Playmaking central midfielder. Named to the MIAC All-Conference Honorable Mention Team for the first time in her career. 
Concordia All-Conference Award Recap

Five Cobbers Earn MIAC Postseason Awards; Morgan Bain Named MIAC MVP!
Five Concordia women's soccer players earned MIAC All-Conference honors, and record-breaking forward Morgan Bain (So. Hugo, Minn./White Bear Lake HS) was named the MIAC Most Valuable Player. She becomes the first Cobber player in program history to earn conference MVP honors. 

Besides Bain, Amy Ravenhorst (So., Hollandale, Minn./Albert Lea HS) and Betsy Olesen (So., Bismarck, N.D.) were also named to the MIAC All-Conference Team. Jill Fancher (So., Burnsville,  Minn.) and Miriam Lombardozzi (So., Billings, Mont.) were named to the MIAC All-Conference Honorable Mention Team. It is the second consecutive year that Bain was named to the All-Conference Team and first for Ravenhorst and Olesen. Last season, Olesen was named to the MIAC All-Conference Honorable Mention Team. Both Fancher and Lombardozzi earn postseason honors for the first time in their careers.

All five players helped Concordia advance to the MIAC tournament championship game and finish with a 10-1 conference record. The Cobbers won their first-ever playoff game in 2004 and were at one time ranked in the top 10 of the region. The team set school records for most overall games won, most conference games won and highest conference finish. 

Bain caps a storybook season in the MIAC by being named the league MVP. She broke the conference record for goals in a season and points in a season. Both records were over 10-years-old and both seemed completely untouchable. For the season, she totaled 17 goals and three assists for 37 points in 11 conference games. The old records were 15 goals and 32 points in 10 games. 

Overall, she finished with a school-record 24 goals and 53 points. She broke the old school mark of 19 goals and 46 points. She now has 34 goals and 76 points in her first two seasons for Concordia. 

Bain led the MIAC in shots taken, shots per game, goals and points and was second in the league in game-winning goals. 

Olesen was the central anchor of the Cobber defense that posted nine shutouts, which was second highest in the MIAC. She scored two goals and finished the season with seven points. 

Ravenhorst was a dangerous offensive weapon from the wing. She finished third in the MIAC in assists and 12th in points. She was second on the team in scoring with five goals and eight assists for 18 points. 

Fancher was one of the team's starting outside defenders and was usually forced to "mark" the opposing team's best forward. She was part of the defense that held opponents to under 10 total shots per game.

Lombardozzi, the last member of the Cobber postseason quintet, was the team's playmaking, central midfielder. She routinely controlled the center of the field through her ability to quickly play the ball and slow down the opposing team's attack in the middle part of the field. She finished the year with one goal and four assists for six points. 

2004 MIAC All-Conference Team 

MIAC Most Valuable Player - Morgan Bain, Concordia College (So.)

MIAC Coach of the Year - John Leaney, Macalester College

MIAC Women's Sportsmanship Award - St. Olaf College

Name               School          Yr   Pos. Hometown
Emily Anderson     Augsburg        So.  F    Hudson, Wis.
Morgan Bain        Concordia       So.  F    Hugo, Minn.
Sarah Bird         St. Thomas      Sr.  D    West Des Moines, Iowa
Annie Borton       Macalester      So.  F    Berkeley, Calif.
Patti Clintsman    Saint Benedict  Jr.  D    Maplewood, Minn.
Amy Cory           Saint Mary’s    Fr.  M    Crystal Lake, Ill. 
Mary Dienhart      St. Thomas      Sr.  M    St. Paul, Minn.
Lisa Driscoll      Carleton        Fr.  D    Albuquerque, N.M.
Erin Hoople        Macalester      Sr.  D    Rockford, Ill.
Cara Goff          Macalester      Jr.  D    Amherst, Mass.
Kaia Knutson       St. Olaf        Jr.  F    Fargo, N.D.
Meghan Leahey      Macalester      Jr.  M    Wayzata, Minn.
Sarah Marsh        Macalester      Sr.  M    Lincoln, Neb.
Anna McMahon       Hamline         Fr.  M    Stillwater, Minn.
Megan McVoy        Saint Benedict  Sr.  F    Omaha, Neb.
Clare O'Connor     Carleton        Fr.  F    Madison, Wis.
Betsy Olesen       Concordia       So.  D    Bismarck, N.D.
Amy Ravenhorst     Concordia       So.  M    Hollandale, Minn.
Millie Suk         Augsburg        Jr.  F    Rochester, Minn.
Kelsey Watt        St. Olaf        So.  F    Apple Valley, Minn.

Honorable Mention
Nora Austin        Augsburg        Jr.  D    St. Paul, Minn.
Lisa Bennett       Saint Benedict  Jr.  M    Roseville, Minn.
Katie Bierlein     St. Olaf        So.  M    Apple Valley, Minn.
Jade Crepps        St. Thomas      So.  M    Minneapolis, Minn.
Becca Dole         Carleton        So.  M    Boulder, Colo.
Jill Fancher       Concordia       So.  D    Burnsville, Minn.
Jennifer Johnson   Saint Mary’s    Fr.  GK   Racine, Wis.
Kelly Keith        Gustavus        Sr.  D    Minneapolis, Minn.
Nicki Kielsa       St. Catherine   Fr.  D    North St. Paul, Minn.
Katie Knodel       St. Catherine   Jr.  GK   Bismarck, N.D.
Amy Larson         Gustavus        So.  M    Bloomington, Minn.
Miriam Lombardozzi Concordia       So.  M    Billings, Mont.
Jessica Magnuson   St. Thomas      Jr.  M    Stillwater, Minn.
Jane Stephens      Bethel          Fr.  M    Woodbury, Minn.
Nicole Uhre        Bethel          Sr.  M    Rapid City, S.D.


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