2003 WOMEN'S SOCCER
PRESEASON COACHES' POLL
 


AMCC WOMEN'S SOCCER COACHES PICK
FROSTBURG STATE TO TOP THE LEAGUE
 


Frostburg State University is predicted to retain their women's soccer title for the third consecutive year, according to the 2003 Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference pre-season coaches’ poll.

The Bobcats received five of seven first place votes, followed by a close race between Penn State Behrend and La Roche College for two-three in the standings.  Frostburg State will be led by Preseason Player of the Year Karen Kotofski (Northeast HS/ Glen Burnie, MD), a junior forward who was a first-team All-AMCC selection and a regional All-America last season.  Scoring a team-high 17 goals, Kotofski led the Bobcats to an upset win in the AMCC championship game and an independent bid to the NCAA Div. III tournament.  Her team will be challenged through the season by both Penn State Behrend, a perennial force with four AMCC titles to their credit, and La Roche, the top conference team in the regular season in 2002. 
                            

AMCC
WOMEN'S SOCCER POLL
Preseason Rankings:
1. Frostburg State
2. Penn State Behrend
3. La Roche

Preseason Player of the Year:
Karen Kotofski, Frostburg State

 

 


                                    Other players to watch:

FROSTBURG STATE
GK Stephanie Zych (Guilderland HS/Slingerlands, NY)...Started every match for FSU to lead AMCC-best team defense (1.38 GAA)...Made a key save in deciding shootout to win second conference title...Honorable mention All-AMCC in 2002.

LA ROCHE
MF Abby Midock (Fox Chapel HS/Pittsburgh, PA)...First team All-AMCC in 2002.
GK Ashley Chehovits (Ambridge HS/Ambridge, PA)...Team MVP in 2002 for the Redhawks...Second team All-AMCC last year...1.49 GAA in 2002, with league high 7 shutouts.

LAKE ERIE
F Keri Cameron (Mentor HS/Mentor, OH)...Led team in scoring with 5 goals last season.
MF Katie Roberts (John F. Kennedy HS/Niles, OH)...Season-ending injury sidelined her for most of 2002, her freshman year.

PENN STATE ALTOONA

MF Shauna Bupp (Redland HS/Lewisberry, PA)...2002 stats: 16 g, 4 a, 4 game-winning goals...First team All-AMCC...team MVP...Academic All-Conference honors.
MF Kari Kuhar (Central Cambria HS/Nanty Glo, PA)...9 g, 6 a in 2002...First team all-conference...Academic All-Conference team.

PENN STATE BEHREND

MF Stephanie Bowen (Peters Twp. HS/Peters Twp., PA)...First team All-AMCC last year.
MF Michelle Newland (Fox Chapel HS/Glenshaw, PA)...Second team All-AMCC in 2002.

PITT-BRADFORD
MF Megan Bollinger (Middleburg HS/Kreamer, PA)...Honorable Mention All-AMCC last season.
D Jen Zebley (Unionville, HS/Kennett Square, PA)...Played the past three seasons at stopper, was substituted only once...Standout lacrosse player in high school.

PITT-GREENSBURG
F Jen McIntosh (South Park HS/Pittsburgh, PA)...AMCC Newcomer of the Year in 2002...First team All-Conference as a freshman...scored 11 g, 13 a (35 points)...Ranked #9 in assists in NCAA Div. III.

GK Torey Auld (Seneca Valley HS/Zelienople, PA)..AMCC leader in GAA (1.13) in 2002...First team All-AMCC.