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General College Information
School: Concordia-Moorhead |
Founded : 1891 |
Location: Moorhead, MN |
 Enrollment : 2950 |
President : Dr. Paul Dovre |
Athletic Director: Dr. Armin Pipho |
Team Nickname:  Cobbers
Colors: Maroon and Gold
Stadium: Memorial Auditorium, 4500 |

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Coaching Staff
Head Coach : Kathy Wall
e-mail: wall@cord.edu
Office phone: 218-299-3842
Alma Mater/Year : Concordia, 1993
Record at CC (yrs): 4th year, 57-19
Career record: 4th year, 57-19
 

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SID Information
S.I.D: Jerry Pyle  |
Office Ph.:  218-299-3194
Home Ph: 701-282-0684
Fax: 218-299-4189
E-Mail Address: pyle@cord.edu |
WWW Address: http://www.cord.edu/dept/sports/ |

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1997-98 Concordia Women's Basketball
*-MIAC  D-Doubleheader w/Men
H/A Date  Opponent  Time
H 11/22  UM-Crookston   W 64-46
H 11/25  Moorhead St.   L 43-44
A 12/2   Valley City St W 64-49
A 12/6   St. Benedict  *L 46-68
A 12/10  Gustavus      *W 67-61
H 12/13  Carleton      *W 73-57
H  1/3   St. Mary’s    *W 73-63
H  1/5   Macalester    *W 74-53
A  1/7   St. Olaf      *L 75-84
A  1/10  St. Catherine *W 95-46
H  1/12  St. Thomas    *L 57-74
A  1/14  Hamline       *W 89-49
H  1/17  Augsburg      *W 61-57
H  1/21  Bethel        *W 85-41
H  1/24  St. Benedict  *L 53-60
H  1/28  Gustavus      *W 69-63
A  1/31  Carleton      *W 77-63
A  2/4   Macalester    *W 76-58
H  2/7   St. Olaf      *W 68-41
H  2/11  St. Catherine *W 89-53
A  2/14  St. Thomas    *L 61-84
A  2/18  Augsburg      *W 66-63
A  2/21  Bethel        *W 64-61
A  2/25  St. Mary’s    *W 68-58
H  2/28  Hamline       *W 82-46

Record: 19-6 overall, 17-5 MIAC 3rd place
 

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1998-99 Concordia Women’s Basketball
*-MIAC  D-Doubleheader w/Men  #-JV Prelim
One more non-conference game to schedule
H/A Date  Opponent      Time
H  11/21  Valley City   5:30 Sat D
 A 11/24  Moorhead St.  6:00 Tue D
 A 12/5   Augsburg      1:00 Sat D
 A 12/9   Carleton      5:30 Wed D
H  12/12  St. Bens's    3:00 Sat #
 A 12/30  UW-River Falls 2:00 Wed
 A 1/2    Hamline       5:30 Sat D
H  1/4    Macalester    5:30 Mon D
H  1/6    Bethel        5:30 Wed D
 A 1/9    St. Thomas    1:00 Sat D
H  1/11   St. Olaf      5:30 Mon D
 A 1/13   St. Mary's    5:30 Wed D
H  1/16   St. Catherine 3:00 Sat
 A 1/20   Gustavus      5:30 Wed D
H  1/23   Augsburg      1:00 Sat D
H  1/27   Carleton      5:30 Wed D
 A 1/30   St. Ben's     3:00 Sat #
 A 2/3    Macalester    5:30 Wed D
 A 2/6    Bethel        1:00 Sat D
H  2/10   St. Thomas    5:30 Wed D
 A 2/13   St. Olaf      1:00 Sat D
 A 2/17   St. Catherine 5:30 Wed
H  2/20   Gustavus      1:00 Sat D
H  2/24   Hamline       7:30 Wed
H  2/27   St. Mary's    3:00 Sat
 
 

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Team Information
1997-98 Record: 19-6 overall, 17-5 MIAC. 3rd place
Returning starters 3
Returning letterwiners 8

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Returning starters 3
Name Pos Gr Ht H'town St HS
Sarah Jacobson G So. 5-10 Fargo ND Shanley
Sara Spears F So. 5-10 New London MN New London-Spicer
Nikki Vetter G Jr. 5-5 West Fargo ND West Fargo

Other Returners
 Name Pos Gr Ht H'town St HS ret
Margaret Cropp G So. 5-7 Verona ND Verona Yes
Rebecca Karli F So. 5-10 Faribault MN Faribault Yes
Brandi Myers G So. 5-8 Glyndon MN Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton Yes
Steffi Backer G/F Jr. 5-9 Fargo ND South Yes
Sara Kragerud G Jr. 5-7 Hawley MN Hawley Yes

1997-98 Stats for Returning Players
 

                     T O T A L     3-POINTERS                
P L A Y E R       GP FG-FGA   PCT  FG-FGA   PCT  FT-FTA  PCT  PTS - AVG
44 Sara Spears    25 91 175  .520   0   0  .000  76 109 .697  258  10.3
42 Rebecca Karli  25 92 192  .479   0   0  .000  35  44 .795  219   8.8
24 Sarah Jacobson 25 70 184  .380  11  43  .256  13  19 .684  164   6.6
20 Brandi Myers   25 60 154  .390  10  31  .323  34  38 .895  164   6.6
22 Nikki Vetter   25 42 127  .331  22  57  .386  19  36 .528  125   5.0
10 Sara Kragerud  25 33  77  .429   4   9  .444   8  11 .727   78   3.1
32 Steffi Backer  25 23  82  .280   9  24  .375  10  23 .435   65   2.6
12 Margaret Cropp  8  1   6  .167   0   0  .000   3   5 .600    5   0.6

                                 R E B O U N D S
P L A Y E R        MIN--AVG  OFF-DEF  TOT--AVG  PF-FO   A  TO BLK  ST 
44 Sara Spears     548 21.9  65 118  183  7.3  49  0  29  21   6  40  
42 Rebecca Karli   449 18.0  45  45   90  3.6  46  0   9  52   2  17  
24 Sarah Jacobson  624 25.0  19  69   88  3.5  32  0  61  56  14  46  
20 Brandi Myers    346 13.8  16  39   55  2.2  44  0  34  35  14  44  
22 Nikki Vetter    538 21.5  13  41   54  2.2  34  0  71  69   3  37  
10 Sara Kragerud   422 16.9   3  38   41  1.6  28  0  37  27   2  18   
32 Steffi Backer   397 15.9  23  37   60  2.4  39  0  29  37   2  18   
12 Margaret Cropp   33  4.1   1   6    7  0.9   6  0   2   6   0   0
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Varsity Newcomers (Pos.. YR. hometown/HS/IC/last school at: notes):

 No Name Pos Gr Ht H'town St HS
 Hilary Schutt F/C Fr. 5-9 Milnor ND Milnor
 Erica Visto F Fr. 5-10 Oakes ND Oakes
 Mandy Berggren G Fr. 5-8 Cokato MN Dassel-Cokato
 Jaimie Olson C Fr. 6-1 Randall MN Little Falls
 Steph Losch G So. 5-9 Hallock MN Kittson Central
 Jill Brown F So. 5-8 Hannaford ND Griggs Co. Central

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Key Losses
1997-98 All-MIAC senior center Leah Sonstelie ('98, Fosston). 13 pts and 7 reb per game.
Leah  ended the season with 1061 career points, 11th best in Cobber history. She also had a career total of 543 rebounds, also 11th best in Cobber history.
 

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Season Outlook:

The Cobbers have seven returning players with extensive experience last year, led by  Sara Spears ('01, Spicer). She was last year's the leading rebounder and second leading scorer with 10 points per game,  and was named to the MIAC's All-Freshman team.  The Cobbers will try to rely on quickness make up for their lack in size on the front line.
 
 
 

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