Road Games Against Huskies And Pilots This Week

After a week off from competition the BYU women's soccer team prepares for one of their toughest road trips of the season, to Seattle to battle against Pac-10 powerhouse Washington and Portland.

The no. 17 ranked Cougars and no.11 Huskies will meet Friday, Sept. 21 at 8 p.m., BYU and no. 4 Portland will battle on Sat.Sept. 22 at 6 p.m. Both games will be played at Husky Soccer Field.

Last Game Recap

During the team's first road trip of the year the Cougars notched two victories, a 3-0 win over Minnesota and a 1-0 shutout over Northwestern. Three separate players scored in the Minnesota victory and Krissa Campbell scored her first college goal in the shutout over Northwestern.

Cougars and Huskies Game On TV

Friday's game between BYU and Washington will air tape delay on Fox Sports North West on Sat., Sept. 22 at 4 p.m. PT.

Cougars in National Polls This Week

No. 24 by NSCAA/Adidas National Ranking

No. 17 by Soccer Times Top 25 Coaches Poll

BYU & U.S. Women's National Team Connections

• Aleisha Cramer played on the U.S. Under-21 National Team this summer and is currently playing with the U.S. Women's National Team as they host this year's U.S. Women's Cup

• Cramer is also one of 13 college players to be nominated for the Hermann Trophy

• Kim Devine played on the U.S. Under-19 National Team this summer

Returning Starters To Watch (After 4 Games in 2001)

• 17 Aleisha Cramer - MF, So (1A, 1PT, 6SH)

• 11 Sarah Higham Yee - MF, Sr (2G, 1A, 5PTS, 3SH)

• 00 Jennifer Waldron - GK, Sr (2 GA, .57 Average GA, 2 SHO)

Newcomers To Watch (After 4 Games in 2001)

• 15 Kim Devine - 5-5 F/Fr, Laguna Niguel, CA (Played in all games starting in three tallying 1G, 2A, 4PTS)

• 9 Krissa Campbell - MF/F, Fr, Folsom, CA (Played in all games, starting in the last two, 1G, 2PTS, 3 SH)

• 2 Kimmie Davies - MF/F, Fr, Torrance, CA (Played in all games, starting in one, 1G, 1A, 3 PTS, 2 Shot)

Cougar '01 Quickie Stats - After 4 Games

• Averaging 11.8 shots on goal per game

• Averaging 1.8 goals per game

• Average1.75 assists per game

• Average 5.5 corner kicks per game

BYU Picked To Win MWC Crown

The MWC Coaches picked BYU to win its third consecutive title. The Cougars received five first-place votes and collected a total of 36 points to capture the top spot in the poll.

BYU won the 2000 regular-season MWC crown with a perfect 6-0 league record and captured the conference tournament title with a 6-1 victory over Utah.

Cougar Notes

As the 2001 season progresses, the BYU team has compiled a 3-1-0 record with all three of their wins also being shutouts. The 2001 Cougar team is comprised of five returning starters and an experienced roster of letterwinners headlined by All-American Aleisha Cramer. She and senior midfielders Sarah Higham Yee and Jennie Christianson will assume key roles along with returning starters Jeni Willardson Viernes, Aurelin Weidner and Jennifer Waldron. The explosive BYU offense will remain intact with Cramer, Yee and Viernes who will be assisted by a highly touted freshman class of scoring threats in Kim Devine, Krissa Campbell and Kimmie Davis.

Injury Report

Returning defender Farrah Hofheins is out for the season after suffering a torn ACL in practice last week. Amber Anderson Johnson is questionable for this week's games due to back muscle spasms.

Washington Notes

No. 11 Washington hosts this weekend's Husky/Nike invitational in Seattle. The Huskies have compiled a 4-0-0 record to date with wins over Utah State, Northwestern, Gonzaga and Idaho. Sophomore midfielder Jaime Carstensen leads the scoring attack for Washington with two goals and four assists for her eight points off of 10 shots. Tina Frimpong, a freshman forward follows with three goals for her six points. As a team, the Huskies are averaging 3.25 points a game and 5.75 corner kicks a game. Washington has also tallied three shutouts in the four games they've played to date.

Series Record: 1-1 . In the previous two contests between the schools, each team won on its home field. From Husky Soccer Field in Seattle in 2000 the score was 1-0 and from South Field in Provo, the score was 3-0 in 1999.

Portland Notes

The Portland Pilots opened the 2001 season with a 0-1 loss to top ranked UCLA, but then bounced back with three straight wins for their 3-1-0 record. Portland's wins were over Cal State Fullerton, Florida State and Wake Forest. Canadian Christine Sinclair, a freshman forward is the Pilot's current leading scorer with two goals and two assists for her six points. She's followed by teammate Erin Misaki with the same stats. The University of Portland is averaging 2 goals a game and 5.25 corner kicks a game.

Series Record: 0-1 favoring Portland. The Pilots and Cougars met last season in Portland with the hosts picking up the 2-1 win in overtime.

The Rockwood File

Jennifer Rockwood begins her seventh season at the helm of BYU's women's soccer program. In six years she has guided her team to three conference championships and four straight appearances in the NCAA Championships beginning with the 1997 season. The Cougars have had two "Sweet Sixteen" finishes in 1998 and in 2000. Her many honors include two Coach of the Year honors, by the WAC in 1996 and in 2000 by the MWC.

Last season, she became the first MWC coach to eclipse the 100-win total on Sept. 23 with a 2-0 victory over Milwaukee-Wisconsin. Entering the 2001 season coach Rockwood ranked fifth among active coaches by winning percentage. She has averaged 18.6 wins per season over the past five years, which ranks second behind only Anson Dorrance of North Carolina for wins per season. Dorrance has won an average of 22.2 matches per season.

Rockwood has also coached in the Utah ODP , the youth club's and high school levels.

Rockwood's Record (13 Years at BYU, 7 with club team)

Division I/years: 115-27-2/6 (.798)

1995 Record: 11-8-1

1996 Record: 22-1-0

1997 Record: 19-4-0

1998 Record: 20-5-0

1999 Record: 21-4-0

2000 Record: 19-4-1

2001 Record: 3-1-0

Rockwood Quotes

(On injuries) We are relatively healthy this week and we're hoping to have Rachelle Dixon back in our lineup after her quad injury. She has not played since the USC game.

(On team) Because we're still a young team, we continue to look at different lineups, and possible player combinations. We want to find the most effective starting lineup and we're still in that process. We've had about a week and half off as most others team have had also due to last week's tragedy so I know that team is anxious to compete again.

(On opponents) We had great games against Washington and Portland last year and look forward to playing them again. Both of these teams are very solid, athletic and strong opponents. They've started out the season playing great soccer and we know they will be a big challenge for us. We need to play our best.

Cougars Travel Itinerary

This week the team travels to Seattle for two games. They depart from Salt Lake City, Thurs., Sept 20 on Delta Airlines Flight # 1035 at 2:45 p.m., arriving in Seattle at 3:49 p.m. BYU will be staying at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 20610 44th Avenue, West, Lynnwood, 425-775-2500, 425-774-0485 fax. The Cougars will return on Sunday, Sept. 23 on Delta Airlines, arriving in Salt Lake City at 8:54 a.m.

Practice Schedule While In Seattle

The Cougars are scheduled to practice on Thurs., Sept. 20, at 6 p.m. and then on Friday, Sept. 21 at 11 a.m.

BYU Media Information For Home Games

At home, the Cougars practice daily from 2:15 to 5 p.m. Player and/or coach Rockwood interviews may be done in advance by contacting Norma Collett at 801-378-4908 or via e-mail at norma_collett@byu.edu

There are no player interviews 24 hours prior to games. The Cougars practice at Haws Field, just west of the Smith Fieldhouse.

Up Next For The Cougars

The BYU team returns home to finish off the month hosting Arizona and Boston University on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 28-29 at South Field. Kick off for both games is set for 7 p.m.

2001 BYU Women's Soccer - Team Stats 

(As of Sep 18, 2001)

All games

RECORD: OVERALL HOME AWAY NEUTRAL

ALL GAMES 3-1-0 1-1-0 1-0-0 1-0-0

CONFERENCE 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0

NON-CONFERENCE 3-1-0 1-1-0 1-0-0 1-0-0

Date Opponent W/L Score Attend

8/31/01 USC W 2-0 1517

Sep 01, 2001 TENN L 1-2 598

Sep 08, 2001 vs Minnesota W 3-0 150

Sep 10, 2001 at NORTHWESTERN W 1-0 110

BYU OPP

SHOT STATISTICS

Goals-Shot attempts 7-47 2-32

Shot pct. .149 .062

Shots on goal-Attempts 7-47 3-32

SOG pct. .149 .094

Goals/Game 1.8 0.5

Shots/Game 11.8 8.0

Assists 7 2

GOAL BREAKDOWN

Total Goals 7 2

Penalty 0 0

Unassisted 1 0

Overtime 0 0

CORNER KICKS 22 15

PENALTY KICKS 0-0 0-0

OFFSIDES 14 3

PENALTIES

Fouls 75 53

Yellow cards 0 1

Red cards 0 0

ATTENDANCE

Total 2115 110

Dates/Avg Per Date 2/1058 1/110

Neutral Site #/Avg 1/150

GOALS BY PERIOD 1st 2nd Total

Brigham Young 4 3 7

Opponents 1 1 2

SHOTS BY PERIOD 1st 2nd Total

Brigham Young 21 26 47

Opponents 15 17 32

SAVES BY PERIOD 1st 2nd Total

Brigham Young 7 8 15

Opponents 7 10 17

CORNER KICKS BY PRD 1st 2nd Total

Brigham Young 12 10 22

Opponents 4 11 15

FOULS BY PERIOD 1st 2nd Total

Brigham Young 41 34 75

Opponents 23 30 53

2001 BYU Women's Soccer - Player Stats

(As of Sep 18, 2001)

## PLAYER GP G A Pts Sh Shot% SOG SOG% GW PK-ATT

11 YEE, Sarah Higham4 2 1 5 9 .222 1 .111 0 0-0

6 HUNSBERGER, Kelly 4 2 0 4 9 .222 0 .000 0 0-0

15 DEVINE, Kim 4 1 2 4 3 .333 1 .333 0 0-0

2 DAVIS, Kimmie 4 1 1 3 2 .500 0 .000 0 0-0

9 CAMPBELL, Krissa 4 1 0 2 3 .333 1 .333 1 0-0

17 CRAMER, Aleisha 2 0 1 1 6 .000 2 .333 0 0-0

13 HOECHERL, Annie 4 0 1 1 0 .000 0 .000 0 0-0

5 DIXON, Rachelle 2 0 1 1 0 .000 0 .000 0 0-0

3 CHRISTIANSON, Jennie 4 0 0 0 5 .000 2 .400 0 0-0

18 VIERNES, Jeni W. 4 0 0 0 4 .000 0 .000 0 0-0

20 OJUKA, Lydia 4 0 0 0 3 .000 0 .000 0 0-0

27 KRAINIK, Twink 3 0 0 0 1 .000 0 .000 0 0-0

23 SOFFE, Aydre 4 0 0 0 1 .000 0 .000 0 0-0

16 SMITH, Terra 3 0 0 0 1 .000 0 .000 0 0-0

19 HOLMAN, Britney 4 0 0 0 0 .000 0 .000 0 0-0

14 STOCK, Erin 1 0 0 0 0 .000 0 .000 0 0-0

8 CORRY, Donna Werts 1 0 0 0 0 .000 0 .000 0 0-0

7 WEIDNER, Aurelin 4 0 0 0 0 .000 0 .000 0 0-0

00 WALDRON, Jennifer 4 0 0 0 0 .000 0 .000 0 0-0

Total............... 4 7 7 21 47 .149 7 .149 1 0-0

Opponents........... 4 2 2 6 32 .062 3 .094 1 0-0

## GOALTENDERS GP Minutes GA Avg Save Pct W L T Sho

29 DICKSON, Kylee 1 45:00 0 0.00 0 .000 0 0 0 0

00 WALDRON, Jennifer 4 315:00 2 0.57 12 .857 0 0 0 4

Total 4 360:00 2 0.50 12 .857 0 0 0 3

Opponents........... 4 360:00 7 1.75 18 .720 0 0 0 0

2001 BYU Women's Soccer - Category Leaders

(As of Sep 18, 2001 - All Games)

## POINTS GP G A Pts Shots

11 YEE, Sarah Higham 4 2 1 5 9

6 HUNSBERGER, Kelly 4 2 0 4 9

15 DEVINE, Kim 4 1 2 4 3

2 DAVIS, Kimmie 4 1 1 3 2

9 CAMPBELL, Krissa 4 1 0 2 3

17 CRAMER, Aleisha 2 0 1 1 6

13 HOECHERL, Annie 4 0 1 1 0

5 DIXON, Rachelle 2 0 1 1 0

## GOALS GP G A Pts Shots

6 HUNSBERGER, Kelly 4 2 0 4 9

11 YEE, Sarah Higham 4 2 1 5 9

15 DEVINE, Kim 4 1 2 4 3

9 CAMPBELL, Krissa 4 1 0 2 3

2 DAVIS, Kimmie 4 1 1 3 2

## GAME WINNING GOALS GP GWG

9 CAMPBELL, Krissa 4 1

## ASSISTS GP G A Pts Shots

15 DEVINE, Kim 4 1 2 4 3

11 YEE, Sarah Higham 4 2 1 5 9

2 DAVIS, Kimmie 4 1 1 3 2

13 HOECHERL, Annie 4 0 1 1 0

5 DIXON, Rachelle 2 0 1 1 0

17 CRAMER, Aleisha 2 0 1 1 6

## SHOTS GP G A Sh Shot%

11 YEE, Sarah Higham 4 2 1 9 .222

6 HUNSBERGER, Kelly 4 2 0 9 .222

17 CRAMER, Aleisha 2 0 1 6 .000

3 CHRISTIANSON, Jennie 4 0 0 5 .000

18 VIERNES, Jeni W. 4 0 0 4 .000

9 CAMPBELL, Krissa 4 1 0 3 .333

15 DEVINE, Kim 4 1 2 3 .333

20 OJUKA, Lydia 4 0 0 3 .000

2 DAVIS, Kimmie 4 1 1 2 .500

16 SMITH, Terra 3 0 0 1 .000

## SHOT PCT GP G A Sh Shot%

2 DAVIS, Kimmie 4 1 1 2 .500

15 DEVINE, Kim 4 1 2 3 .333

9 CAMPBELL, Krissa 4 1 0 3 .333

11 YEE, Sarah Higham 4 2 1 9 .222

6 HUNSBERGER, Kelly 4 2 0 9 .222

17 CRAMER, Aleisha 2 0 1 6 .000

3 CHRISTIANSON, Jennie 4 0 0 5 .000

18 VIERNES, Jeni W. 4 0 0 4 .000

20 OJUKA, Lydia 4 0 0 3 .000

23 SOFFE, Aydre 4 0 0 1 .000

## SHOTS ON GOAL GP G A Sh SOG SOG%

17 CRAMER, Aleisha 0 1 6 2 .333

3 CHRISTIANSON, Jennie 4 0 0 5 2 .400

11 YEE, Sarah Higham 4 2 1 9 1 .111

9 CAMPBELL, Krissa 4 1 0 3 1 .333

15 DEVINE, Kim 4 1 2 3 1 .333