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Women's Soccer

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

Assistant Coaches: Lisa Goldsmith (3rd year),

Karen Crase (1st year)

 
 
2014 Record: 1-0 overall, 0-0 WHAC
 

Schedule & Results | Team Roster | Coach Profiles

Season Outlook

 
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2014 Women's Soccer Schedule

DATE OPPONENT SITE TIME/RESULT Radio
Wed., Aug. 27 vs. Cleary Grand Rapids, Mich. W 4-0  
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.

5 p.m.

 
Sat., Sept. 20 vs. Indiana Wesleyan Grand Rapids, Mich. 1 p.m.  
Sat., Sept. 27 vs. Indiana Tech (Homecoming) Grand Rapids, Mich. Noon  
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. 7 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 Sarina Rabideau Sarina Rabideau GK Fr. 5-5 Grand Rapids, Mich./Forest Hills Central
1 Lindsay Armstrong Lindsay Armstrong GK Jr. 5-6 Fruitport, Mich./Fruitport
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
5 Leeann Latsch Leeann Latsch F So. 5-3 Spring Lake, Mich./Spring Lake
6 Brenna Cojeen Brenna Cojeen D So. 5-7 Rockford, Mich./Rockford
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
11 Anna Terzano Anna Terzano D So..   Walled Lake, Mich./Notre Dame Preparatory
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 Khrystal Lewis Khrystal Lewis M So. 5-3 Flushing, Mich./Powers Catholic
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
19 Katelynn Stehlik Katelynn Stehlik M Fr. 5-6 Chelsea, Mich./Chelsea
20 Julia Mauro-Vetter Julia Mauro-Vetter M/F   5-2 Davisburg, Mich./Kolbe Academy/Ashland
22 Clare Slack Clare Slack F/M Fr. 5-4 Maple City, Mich./Glen Lake
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 April Crowe April Crowe M/D Fr. 5-5 Lapeer, Mich./Lapeer West
26 Melissa Hogan Melissa Hogan M/F Sr. 5-2 Coopersville, Mich./Coopersville
27 Skylar Bowne Skylar Bowne D So. 5-6 Lowell, Mich./Lowell
28 Alicia Dills Alicia Dills F Fr. 5-3 Grand Rapids, Mich./East Grand Rapids
33 Maggie Kieffer Maggie Keiffer D Sr. 5-5 Brighton, Mich./Detroit Country Day
TM Alison Anderson Alison Anderson F So. 5-6 Kentwood, Mich./East Kentwood
 
 

Coaches

Rodger Garner

Rodger (Rog) Garner - Head Coach - Rodger Garner will begin his first year as the Head Coach of the Women's Soccer Team this fall.  Rodger started coaching with the Saints in 2002 and his resume is loaded with championships and honors. Garner was a part of four high school state championship squads at East Kentwood High School and he has guided two teams to “State Cup” championships. Rodger coached in the National Professional Soccer League and also was on the coaching staff of the Michigan Olympic Development program. Garner also has been the director of coaching for four different youth clubs.   He is presently employed at Gazelle Sports, where he is in charge of soccer outreach.  He is married to his wife of 34 years,  Nancy, and has two grown children in Matt (Aquinas College) and Sean (Oakland University). 

 

Garner comments, “I am very excited to be given this opportunity. The program has been successful and I hope to continue the great tradition of soccer here at Aquinas College. I have been lucky to coach with two of the best coaches anywhere in John Conlon and Joe Veal.  I truly believe Aquinas College offers the best blend of academics and athletics that can be found anywhere.”   We are looking to bring in quality players who also process the scholastic aptitude to succeed at Aquinas College.  The players at Aquinas will be great students along with great people and great soccer players.  We plan on being very involved in the local soccer community.  We will encourage our players to do even more in the Grand Rapids community to make this a great place to live.  We are very proud that last year's women soccer team was named an NAIA SCHOLAR TEAM, signifying great academic achievement form our athletes.


Athletic Director Terrence Bocian states, “The Aquinas College Athletic Department is pleased that Coach Garner will be taking over. Rodger has a long history of working with both the women's and men's teams through the years in an assistant coaching capacity. His son Matt was a two sport athlete at Aquinas (tennis and soccer), earning Academic All-American honors in both sports. Garner has a keen insight into the Aquinas experience and the emphasis that we place on true student-athletes. His soccer background speaks for itself.

 
Lisa Goldsmith

Lisa Goldsmith - Assistant Coach

Assistant Coach Lisa Goldsmith enters her third 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 second year as the Varsity Girls Soccer Head Coach for East Grand Rapids High School. Prior to that she was the JV Girls Soccer Coach at Rockford High School for 3 years, as well as an Assistant for the varsity team. Goldsmith has also been a staff coach with the Grand Rapids Crew Juniors for the past four years. She completed her National Diploma this summer and also holds an Advanced Regional Diploma and State Goal Keeping Diploma through the NSCAA.

   
Karen Crase

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.