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1998-99 Augsburg Women's Hockey Preview

General Information
School: Augsburg College
Founded: 1869
Location: 2211 Riverside Ave., Minneapolis, Minn.
Enrollment: 2,862 (undergrad, weekend, graduate)
President: Dr. William V. Frame
Athletic Director: Paul Grauer (men), Marilyn Florian (women)
Team Nickname: Auggies
Colors: Maroon and Gray

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Coaching Staff
Jill Pohtilla (Minnesota '87), fourth season; (612) 330-1377.
Career/Augsburg Record: 49-26-3 (1995-98).
1997-98 Record: 11-13-1 overall, 6-1-1 Midwest Collegiate Women's Hockey Alliance, second place in MCWHA end-of-season tournament, 4-0 vs. MIAC opponents.
Assistant Coaches:
Lori Sundelius (Minnesota '87),
Jeanne Aura-Hall (Inver Hills CC '84).

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Sports Information
SID: Don Stoner
Office Phone: 612-330-1677
Home Phone: 715-247-3262
Fax: 612-330-1 780
E-Mail Address: stoner@augsburg.edu
WWW Address:  http://www.augsburg.edu/athletics/index.html |

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97-98
1997-98 Augsburg College Women's Hockey Results
Date    Opponent                                W-L-T   Score
Nov. 2  at Minnesota    L 8-0
Nov. 7  vs. New Hampshire *     L16-1
Nov. 8  vs. Harvard *   L 9-1
Nov. 9  vs. British Columbia *  L 4-0
Nov. 14 Mankato State   L 3-1
Nov. 15 Mankato State   T 2-2
Nov. 21 Gustavus        W 6-2
Nov. 22 Chatham College W 6-0
Dec. 6  Wisconsin-Madison               F CANCELLED -- FORFEIT TO AUGSBURG
Dec. 7  Wisconsin-Madison       F CANCELLED -- FORFEIT TO AUGSBURG
Jan. 9  Blue Jays (amateur)     L 4-3
Jan. 10 St. Cloud State W 4-0
Jan. 16         Blue Jays (amateur) #   L 3-0
Jan. 17 TC Express (ama.teur) # W 2-1
Jan. 17 Northern Lights (ama.) #        L 5-0
Jan. 23 Northeastern    L 14-0
Jan. 28         at Colby (Maine)        L 7-2
Jan. 29 at Southern Maine       W 5-2
Jan. 31 at Vermont      W 3-0
Feb. 6  Minnesota       L 9-2
Feb. 8  at St. Mary's (45 minutes)      W 6-0
Feb. 15 at Gustavus     W 6-2
Feb. 28 vs. Gustavus  $ W 3-2
March 1 vs. Mankato State  $    L 4-2
March 8 at Minnesota @  L 10-2
* denotes All-American Tournament at Mariucci Arena, Minneapolis
# denotes 21st Annual Minnesota Invitational Women's/Girls' Hockey
Tournament  at Augsburg Ice Arena (game lengths-42 minutes)
$  denotes MCWHA Tournament at Gustavus Lund Ice Center, St. Peter
@ denotes Midwest Showdown game at Mariucci Arena, Minneapolis
 
 

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1998-99 Augsburg College Women's Hockey Schedule
Date Opponent Site Time
Saturday, Nov. 14 St. Mary's University * # Augsburg Ice Arena, Minneapolis, Minn. 2:45 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 21 College of St. Catherine * St. Paul Academy Ice Arena, St. Paul, Minn. 1:45 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 22 College of St. Benedict * River-Lakes Ice Arena, Richmond, Minn. 3:45 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 4 University of St. Thomas * Parade Ice Arena, Minneapolis, Minn. 7 p.m.
Thu.-Sun., Dec. 10-13 MGWHA Senior "A" Tourney (club) Augsburg Ice Arena, Minneapolis, Minn. TBA
Thu.-Sat., Dec. 31-Jan. 2 East Meets West New Years Hockey Celebration Tournament at Augsburg
 Thu., Dec. 31 Rensselaer Poly. Institute (N.Y.) Augsburg Ice Arena, Minneapolis, Minn. 5 p.m.
 Fri., Jan. 1 Bemidji State University Augsburg Ice Arena, Minneapolis, Minn. 2:15 p.m.
 Sat., Jan. 2 Wesleyan University (Conn.) # Augsburg Ice Arena, Minneapolis, Minn. 6:15 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 8 College of St. Catherine * Augsburg Ice Arena, Minneapolis, Minn. 7:05 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 9 University of St. Thomas * # Augsburg Ice Arena, Minneapolis, Minn. 2:05 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 16 Gustavus Adolphus College * # Augsburg Ice Arena, Minneapolis, Minn. 2:05 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 22 Minnesota State Univ.-Mankato Mankato Civic Center, Mankato, Minn. 7:05 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 23 Minnesota State Univ.-Mankato # Augsburg Ice Arena, Minneapolis, Minn. 7:05 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 27 Middlebury College (Vermont) Duke Nelson Arena, Middlebury, Vt. 7 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 28 Williams College (Mass.) Lansing Chapman Rink, Williamstown, Mass. 7 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 30 University of Vermont Gutterson Rink, Burlington, Vermont 1 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 5 College of St. Benedict * Augsburg Ice Arena, Minneapolis, Minn. 7:05 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 6 St. Mary's University * SMU Fieldhouse, Winona, Minn. 2:05 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 12 Gustavus Adolphus College * Lund Ice Arena, St. Peter, Minn. 7 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 13 University of Minnesota # Augsburg Ice Arena, Minneapolis, Minn. 7:05 p.m.
Sat.-Sun., Feb. 27-28 Season-Ending Tournament Featuring Top Four MIAC Teams Augsburg Ice Arena, Minneapolis, Minn. TBA
 * denotes MIAC games; # denotes games aired on KKMS-AM 980
 

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Team Information
1997-98 Record: 11-13-1 overall, 6-1-1 Midwest Collegiate Women's Hockey Alliance, second place in MCWHA end-of-season tournament, 4-0 vs. MIAC opponents.
 
 

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Returning Letterwinners: 11 (1 senior, 5 juniors, 5 sophomores; 7 F/W, 3 D, 1G).
Returning Starters: 4 (3 F/W, 2 D, 1G).
Freshmen/Newcomers (estimate): 13 (8 F/W, 4 D, 1 G).

Key Returners:
Erica Johnson (Jr., Blaine, Minn.), 5-5 forward, Women's Hockey News honorable-mention All-American 1997-98, led team with 15 points (6 goals, 9 assists);

Angie Rieger (So., Courtland, Minn./New Ulm Public HS), 5-10 forward, Women's Hockey News honorable-mention All-American 1997-98, second on team with 14 points (6 goals, 8 assists), one of 72
players to attend 1998 USA Hockey Women's Festival in Lake Placid, N.Y. (national-level identification, training and  development camp for players considered for US national teams);

Meg Schmidt (Jr., West St. Paul Minn./Henry Sibley HS), 5-7 goalie, 5.27 GAA, .864 save percentage in 1997-98;

Amber Nadreau (So., Anchorage, Alaska/Grace Christian HS), 5-4 forward, 11 points (3 goals, 8 assists);

Emily Miller (Jr., Blaine, Minn.), 5-6 defense, 10 points (4 goals, 6 assists);

Carrie McCarville (So., Hopkins, Minn./Benilde-St. Margaret HS), 5-7 forward, 8 points (5 goals, 3 assists);

Cindy Drum (Jr., Milwaukee, Wis./Nicolet HS), 5-2 forward, 7 points (3 goals, 4 assists);

Annie Simons (Jr., South St. Paul, Minn.), 5-8 forward, 6 points (3 goals, 3 assists);

Anne Osberg (So., Plymouth, Minn./Wayzata HS), 5-0 forward, 4 points (2 goals, 2 assists);

Heather Seccombe (So., Anchorage, Alaska/Robert Service HS),  5-4 defense, 4 points (2 goals, 2 assists);

Jenny Duis (Sr., New Richmond, Wis./Somerset HS), 5-10 defense, 2 assists.
 

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Key Newcomers:
Angie Giliany (Fr., Brooklyn Park, Minn./Park Center HS), 5-5 defense, two-time all-conference, team MVP in 1998, member of Minnesota Selects 1998;

Katie Murtha (Fr., Brooklyn Park, Minn./Park Center HS), 5-2 forward, three-time all-conference, two-time Minnesota Selects, three-year Academic All-State;

Annie Mattison (Fr., Anchorage, Alaska/East HS), 5-3 defense;

Stephanie Johnson (So., Champlin, Minn./Anoka HS), 5-6 center;
Kristin Lawson (Jr., Mounds View, Minn./Mahtomedi HS), 5-4 goalie.
 
 
 
 
 

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Key Losses:
Christine Gutterman (Bloomington, Minn.), forward, third on team with 11 points (6 goals, 5 assists),

Carrie Stefaniak (Mendota Heights, Minn.), forward, 10 points (7 goals, 3 assists),

Carlee Tyler (St. Paul, Minn.), defense, 8 points (4 goals, 4 assists),

Jenny Miyasaki (Longmont, Colo.), defense, 5 points (2 goals, 3 assists),

Sarah Reynolds (Bristol, Vt.), forward, 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist),

Stacey Miller (Anchorage, Alaska), forward, 1 goal; Sara Burrock (Apple Valley, Minn.), 1 goal.

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Augsburg College 1998-99 Women's Hockey Preview:
Auggies enter fourth season, MIAC's inaugural campaign, with deep, experienced lineup

By Don Stoner, Augsburg College Sports Information Coordinator

MINNEAPOLIS -- This season, history will be made in women's hockey, as the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference launches its first season of varsity championship competition in the sport, making the MIAC just the second conference in the nation to offer women's hockey on the varsity championship level.

With Augsburg College entering its fourth season of varsity competition -- the longest of any college in Minnesota -- the Auggies will be considered favorites to claim the MIAC's first women's hockey trophy in late February.

The Auggies return 11 letterwinners from a squad that finished 11-13-1 last season, playing primarily against Division I-level varsity opponents. Augsburg went 6-1-1 against opponents at both the club and varsity level in the Midwest Collegiate Women's Hockey Alliance last year, and placed second to Mankato State (now Minnesota State University-Mankato) in the MCWHA tournament. Against MIAC opponents last year, the Auggies were 4-0.

This year, in addition to the 10 regular-season games against the five MIAC opponents -- Gustavus, St. Benedict, St. Catherine, St. Mary's and St. Thomas -- the Auggies will play a primarily Division III schedule, including Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III foes Middlebury (Vt., considered the No. 1 Division III team in the nation), Rensselaer (N.Y.), Wesleyan (Conn.), Williams (Mass.) and the University of Vermont. Augsburg will also face Division I local foes Minnesota State-Mankato and the University of Minnesota.

Head coach Jill Pohtilla has a deep, experienced lineup returning to the Augsburg Ice Arena rink this year, plus an aggressive recruiting class that should see immediate action.

Key among the returners are two forwards who were named honorable mention All-Americans by Women's Hockey News magazine last season, Erica Johnson (Jr., Blaine, Minn.) and Angie Rieger (So., Courtland, Minn./New Ulm Public HS). Johnson led the team with 15 points (six goals, nine assists) last season. This summer, Rieger was one of 72 invitees to the USA Hockey Women's Festival in Lake Placid, N.Y. The national-idenfication camp, held in August, was used to train and evaluate players who are being considered for future USA Hockey national teams.

Amber Nadreau (So., Anchorage, Alaska/Grace Christian HS), Carrie McCarville (So., Hopkins, Minn./Benilde-St. Margaret HS), Cindy Drum (Jr., Milwaukee, Wis./Nicolet HS), Annie Simons (Jr., South St. Paul, Minn.) and Anne Osberg (So., Plymouth, Minn./Wayzata HS) are also top returners at the forward spots.

Meg Schmidt (Jr., West St. Paul, Minn./Henry Sibley HS) returns in the goalie spot this season. On defense, Emily Miller (Jr., Blaine, Minn.) leads the way among Auggie returners. She had 10 points (four goals, six assists) last year. Heather Seccombe (So., Anchorage, Alaska/Robert Service HS) and Jenny Duis (Sr., New Richmond, Wis./Somerset HS), the only senior on the team, are returners on defense.

Augsburg has been among the nation's leaders in women's hockey development on the college level, along with the MIAC. The MIAC received a $440,000 grant last year from the United States Olympic Committee and the NCAA to develop the sport among member schools. In addition to the six MIAC schools sponsoring the sport this season, Concordia-Moorhead will add the sport on the varsity level in 1999-2000 and Hamline will offer the sport in 2000-2001.
 

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1998-99 Augsburg College Women's Hockey Roster
# Name Yr. Pos. Ht. Hometown/HS
3 Annie Mattison Fr. D 5-3 Anchorage, Alaska/East HS
5 Heather Seccombe So. D 5-4 Anchorage, Alaska/Robert Service HS
6 Cindy Drum Jr. F 5-2 Milwaukee, Wis./Nicolet HS
7 Carrie McCarville So. C 5-7 Hopkins, Minn./Benilde-St. Margaret HS
8 Kristi Brusletto Fr. D 5-9 Basalt, Colo.
9 Brenda Selander So. F 5-2 Oakdale, Minn./Tartan HS
10 Katie Cheese Fr. D 5-4 Shakopee, Minn.
11 Sheri Waidelich Fr. F 5-4 Cottage Grove, Minn./Park HS
12 Stephanie Johnson So. C 5-6 Champlin, Minn./Anoka HS
13 Anne Osberg So. F 5-0 Plymouth, Minn./Wayzata HS
14 Genevieve Antonello Fr. C 5-5 New Brighton, Minn./Minnehaha Academy
15 Jennifer Duis Sr. D 5-10 New Richmond, Wis./Somerset HS
16 Erica Johnson * Jr. F 5-5 Blaine, Minn.
17 Annie Simons Jr. F 5-8 South St. Paul, Minn.
18 Amber Nadreau So. F 5-4 Anchorage, Alaska/Grace Christian HS
19 Emily Miller Jr. D 5-6 Blaine, Minn.
20 Angie Rieger So. F 5-10 Courtland, Minn./New Ulm Public HS
21 Angie Gliniany Fr. D 5-5 Brooklyn Park, Minn./Park Center HS
22 April Leger Fr. F 5-6 Austin, Minn.
23 Jen Mintz Fr. F 5-6 Bradford, Pa./Bradford Public HS
24 Katie Murtha Fr. F 5-2 Brooklyn Park, Minn./Park Center HS
25 Katy Udvig Fr. F 5-5 New Brighton, Minn./Irondale HS
26 Rachel Leger Fr. D 5-7 Austin, Minn.
30 Meg Schmidt * Jr. G 5-7 West St. Paul, Minn./Henry Sibley HS
33 Kristin Lawson Jr. G 5-4 Mounds View, Minn./Mahtomedi HS
 * Captains

Head Coach: Jill Pohtilla (Minnesota '87; fourth season, 49-26-3)
Assistant Coaches: Lori Sundelius (Minnesota '87), Jeanne Aura-Hall (Inver Hills CC '84)
Women's Athletic Director: Marilyn Florian
Athletic Trainers: Missy Strauch, Robin Nevole (asst.)
 
 


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