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Women's Soccer

Women's Soccer
 
 
 
Head Coach: Rodger Garner (5th year)

Assistant Coaches: Lisa Goldsmith (2nd year),

Karen Crase (1st year)

 
 
2014 Record: 0-0 overall, 0-0 WHAC
 

Schedule & Results | Team Roster | Coach Profiles

Season Outlook

 
Team Statistics - 2013
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2014 Women's Soccer Schedule

DATE OPPONENT SITE TIME/RESULT Radio
Fri., Aug. 22 vs. Muskegon Community College (Scrimmage) Grand Rapids, Mich. 4 p.m.  
Mon., Aug. 25 vs. Calvin (Scrimmage) Grand Rapids, Mich. 3 p.m.  
Wed., Aug. 27 vs. Cleary Grand Rapids, Mich. 4:30 p.m.  
Wed., Sept. 3 vs. St. Francis (Ind.) Grand Rapids, Mich. 5 p.m.  
Sat., Sept. 6 vs. Spring Arbor Grand Rapids, Mich. 1 p.m.  
Tues., Sept. 9 @ Taylor Upland, Ind. 5 p.m.  
Sat., Sept. 13 vs. Trinity Christian Grand Rapids, Mich. 1 p.m.  
Tues., Sept. 16 @ Bethel Mishawaka, Ind. 7 p.m.  
Thurs., Sept. 18 @ Grace Bible Grand Rapids, Mich.

TBA

 
Sat., Sept. 20 vs. Indiana Wesleyan Grand Rapids, Mich. 1 p.m.  
Sat., Sept. 27 vs. Indiana Tech (Homecoming) Grand Rapids, Mich. 12:30 p.m.  
Wed., Oct. 1 vs. Concordia Grand Rapids, Mich. 4 p.m.  
Sat., Oct. 4 @ Madonna Livonia, Mich. 12:30 p.m.  
Wed., Oct. 8 @ Davenport Grand Rapids, Mich. 4 p.m.  
Sat., Oct. 11 vs. Cornerstone Grand Rapids, Mich. 12:30 p.m.  
Wed. Oct. 15 @ Rochester Rochester, Mich. 4 p.m.  
Sat., Oct. 18 @ Northwestern Ohio Lima, Ohio 2 p.m.  
Tues., Oct. 21 @ Siena Heights Adrian, Mich. 7 p.m.  
Sat., Oct. 25 @ Lawrence Tech Southfield, Mich. 12:30 p.m.  
Sat., Nov.1 vs. Marygrove Grand Rapids, Mich. 12:30 p.m.  
* Denotes WHAC league game
 

Roster

No. Photos Name Pos. Yr. Ht. Hometown/High School (College)
0 Lindsay Armstrong Lindsay Armstrong GK Jr. 5-6 Fruitport, Mich./Fruitport
00 Cristal Kurkowski Cristal Kurkowski GK Jr. 5-11 Mokena, Ill./Lincoln Way East
1 Molly Brown Molly Brown GK Jr. 5-8 Byron Center, Mich./Byron Center
2 Cari Jarvis Cari Jarvis GK So. 5-11 Coloma, Mich./Coloma
4 Cami Baker Cami Baker F So. 5-4 Kentwood, Mich./East Kentwood
6 Leeann Latsch Leeann Latsch F So. 5-3 Spring Lake, Mich./Spring Lake
7 Casey McDonough Casey McDonough D Jr. 5-2 Cedar, Mich./Glen Lake
8 Claire Krohn Claire Krohn M Jr. 5-4 Muskegon, Mich./Muskegon Reeths Puffer
9 Mikayla Goldsmith Mikayla Goldsmith M Jr. 5-8 Rockford, Mich./Rockford
10 Hannah Jablonski Hannah Jablonski M/F So. 5-6 Caledonia, Mich./Caledonia
12 Samantha Houchei Samantha Houchei M Jr. 5-4 Mason, Mich./Mason
13 Allison VanPatten Allison VanPatten F/M Jr. 5-7 Grand Rapids, Mich./Kenowa Hills
14 Colleen Vincent Colleen Vincent M So. 5-4 Rochester Hills, Mich./Avondale
15 Alison Anderson Alison Anderson F So. 5-6 Kentwood, Mich./East Kentwood
16 Casey Westveer Casey Westveer D Jr. 5-7 Kentwood, Mich./East Kentwood
17 Savanah McKellar Savanah McKellar F So. 5-2 Sparta, Mich./Sparta
18 Ali Mancini Ali Mancini M/D Jr. 5-7 Berkley, Mich./Bishop Foley
20 Brenna Cojeen Brenna Cojeen D So. 5-7 Rockford, Mich./Rockford
23 Allison Garstecki Allison Garstecki F/M Jr. 5-6 Macomb, Mich./Regina
24 Jackie Gipe Jackie Gipe D Sr. 5-3 Clarkston, Mich./Clarkston
25 Khrystal Lewis Khrystal Lewis M So. 5-3 Flushing, Mich./Powers Catholic
26 Melissa Hogan Melissa Hogan M/F Sr. 5-2 Coopersville, Mich./Coopersville
28 Skylar Bowne Skylar Bowne D So. 5-6 Lowell, Mich./Lowell
33 Maggie Keiffer Maggie Keiffer D Sr. 5-5 Brighton, Mich./Detroit Country Day
  Photo Not Available Julia Mauro-Vetter M/F   5-2 Davisburg, Mich./Kolbe Academy/Ashland
  Photo Not Available April Terzano D Fr.   Walled Lake, Mich./Notre Dame Preparatory
  Photo Not Available April Crowe M/D Fr. 5-5 Lapeer, Mich./Lapeer West
  Photo Not Available Clare Slack F/M Fr. 5-4 Maple City, Mich./Glen Lake
  Photo Not Available Sarina Rabideau GK Fr. 5-5 Grand Rapids, Mich./Forest Hills Central
  Photo Not Available Alicia Dills F Fr. 5-3 Grand Rapids, Mich./East Grand Rapids
  Photo Not Available Katelynn Stehlik M Fr. 5-6 Chelsea, Mich./Chelsea
 
 

Coaches

Rodger Garner

Rodger Garner - Head Coach

Rodger begins his fourth year as both the men's and women's goalkeeping coach. Added responsibilities this year include being named Associate Head Coach for the men's team.  Rodger also currently serves as the varsity assistant head coach at East Kentwood High School for both men and women. The East Kentwood boys’ team has won the Division 1 state championship four times in the last six years. Many of his keepers have earned all-state honors and continued their careers at both the collegiate and professional levels. Rodger played at the University of Dayton before playing professionally for the indoor Dayton Dynamo, and semi pro with several teams. His youth coaching experience includes 2 State Cup championships and several league championships. He has also served as the director of coaching for two youth clubs.

 

Rodger's son Matt, attended Aquinas and was a standout tennis and soccer player. Rodger says, "Aquinas represents all that is right with higher education. They strive to be the best both academically and athletically. Both soccer programs are run by coaches who care immensely about each player more as a person than as a soccer player."

 
Lisa Goldsmith

Lisa Goldsmith - Assistant Coach

Assistant Coach Lisa Goldsmith enters her second year with the Aquinas Saints. Goldsmith is a California native, who moved with her husband and children to Rockford in 2009. She played college soccer at California State University, San Bernardino while obtaining her Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education. While in California, she coached youth soccer at the recreational and club level for several years. Lisa was also the JV Girls Soccer Head Coach at Heritage High School in Brentwood, California. Here in Michigan, she is entering her fourth year as the JV Girls Soccer Head Coach for Rockford High School and is also the Assistant Varsity Coach. She also has been coaching with the Grand Rapids Crew Juniors for the past three years. She holds an Advanced Regional Diploma and State Goal Keeping Diploma through the NSCAA.

   
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Karen Crase - Assistant Coach

Karen grew up in the Cincinnati Ohio area, playing for the Middletown Mustangs and Cincinnati United Premier. In high school, she was a four-year starting goalkeeper and achieved All-Conference honors. She played collegiately at Carthage College in Wisconsin and played club soccer at Ohio University. She began her coaching career as a member of many soccer camp staffs, spent a couple of years as an assistant coach for the Ohio University club team, and coached the JV team at Middletown High School, her alma mater. She has been a member of the Grand Rapids Crew Juniors coaching staff since 2012. Karen has earned the NSCAA State Diploma and the NSCAA State Goalkeeping Diploma. As well as USSF E license.

 

 

 

Season Outlook

The upcoming season will be one of great promise and substantial change. The 2014 season has the Saints returning nine starters from last year's 12-6-1 (3rd place in the WHAC) team. New head coach, Rodger Garner, welcomes back assistant coach Lisa Goldsmith (3rd year) and welcomes Karen Crase as goalkeeper coach. Coach Garner states, "These two ladies bring a wealth of experience and passion for the game of soccer". The Saints will look to become a more possession oriented team, while still maintaining the drive and effort of past teams.

 

Coach Garner will look to his senior captains to lead the squad. The trio of Maggie Keiffer, Jackie Gipe and Melissa Hogan bring a wealth of experience, leadership and knowledge to the roster. Each is a great player in their own right, but the coaches are looking for the captains to lead the team both on and off the field. Jackie and Melissa are returning NAIA Scholar Athletes, while Maggie returns as a two year captain and is the vocal leader of the team.

 

Offensively, the team returns all but one of their top nine scorers. Leading returning scorers include Leann Latsch (7g, 4a), Cami Baker (4g, 7a), Casey Westveer (5g 3a), Allison VanPatten (4g, 3a), and Mikayla Goldsmith (3g, 5a). Defensively the team will be led by keeper Lindsey Armstrong and defenders Maggie Keiffer, Jackie Gipe, Casey McDonough and Collen Vincent.  The defense was responsible for allowing opponents half the shots that the Saints took last season. Other returning players who had significant playing time last year include Claire Krohn, Hannah Joblonski, Samantha Houchei, Brenna Cojeen and Khrystal Lewis.

 

Incoming freshmen April Crowe, Sarina Rabideau, Clare Slack and Alicia Dills are expected to fight for playing time immediately. Transfer Julia Mauro-Vetter has been with the team this spring and is expected to make an immediate impact.

 

Goals for this year include a WHAC championship, a berth in the NAIA National Championships and to continue the academic success of the women’s soccer program.