News & ToursSeptember 5, 2006

College preview 2006-07: Big Ten

Men

__2006-07 outlook

Predicted champion:__Michigan State

Predicted player of the year: Bronson La’Cassie, Minnesota

NCAA Regional bound: Michigan State, Minnesota, Indiana, Purdue, Northwestern, Illinois

__2005-06 Accolades

Player of the year:__ David Merkow, Northwestern

Freshman of the year: Jorge Campillo, Indiana

Coach of the year: Mike Mayer, Indiana

Big Ten medalist: Chris Wilson, Northwestern

All-Big Ten First team:

Jorge Campillo, Indiana*

Ryan Brehm, Michigan State*

Bronson La’Cassie, Minnesota*

David Merkow, Northwestern*

Chris Wilson, Northwestern*

Pariya Junhasavasdikul, Purdue*

  • returns in 2006-07

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2006-07 RANKING

1. MICHIGAN STATE

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NCAAs: DNP       __ Big Ten:__ 4th

Events: 11          Wins: 0

Top-five finshes: 3

Seniors/starters lost: None

Opening tournament: Inverness Invitational, Toledo, Ohio, Sept. 11-12

Returning players:

Ryan Brehm, Jr.—73.09 SA; 3 top-10s in 11 starts

Brandon Cigna, Jr.—78.0 SA; 4 starts

Steve Cuzzort, Soph.-76.24 SA; 8 starts

Nathan Gunthorpe, Jr.—75.48 SA; 7 starts

Matt Harmon, Sr.—73.62 SA; 1 win, 5 top-10s in 11 starts; Win at Schenkel

Randy Hutchison, Soph.—75.64 SA; 1 top-10 in 8 starts

Tristan Lester, Jr.—Did not play in 2005-06

Mitch Pierce, Sr.—78.17 SA; 2 starts

Grant Tungate, Soph.—75.32 SA; 8 starts

Zac Zedrick, Sr.—75.67 SA; 1 start

Incoming freshman:

Jack Newman, Des Moines, Iowa

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  1. MINNESOTA

__[#image: /photos/55ad704fadd713143b421884]|||Minnesota|||Coach: Brad James, 6th year

NCAAs: T-3        Big Ten:  2nd

Events: 13          Wins: 1 (Gopher Invitational)

Top five: 9

Seniors/starters lost: 2 (Ryan Paulson, Josh Persons)

Note: La’Cassie won the Western Amateur

Opening tournament: Gopher Invitational, Wayzata, Minn., Sept. 16-17

Returning players:

Victor Almstrom, Soph.—74.9 SA; 2 top-10s in 10 starts

David Daly, R-Fresh.—Did not play in 2005-06

Patrick Datz, Jr.—79.0 SA; 1 start

Michael Fiedler, Jr.—80.2 SA; 2 starts

Robert Kelley, Soph.—76.5 SA; 3 starts

Bronson La’Cassie, Sr.—72.5 SA; 2 top-5s in 12 starts

Andy Paulson, Jr.—77.0 SA; 5 starts

Clayton Rask, Jr.—74.6 SA; 2 top-10s in 8 starts

Niall Turner, Sr.—73.7 SA; 1 win, 3 top-10s in 13 starts; Win at Gopher Invite

Incoming freshmen:

Thomas Campbell, New Zealand

Justin Kaplan, Sugar Land, Texas

Yu Katayama, Tokyo, Japan

Ben Pisani, Australia

__3. PURDUE

__[#image: /photos/55ad704fb01eefe207f66cdc]|||Purtop1a04_3|||Coach: Devon Brouse, 9th year

NCAAs: DNP        Big Ten: 3rd

Events: 12           Wins: 0

Top five: 6

Seniors/starters lost: None

Opening tournament: Fighting Illini Invitational, Olympia Fields, Ill., Sept. 24-25

Returning players:

Bobby Bennett, Sr.—74.7 SA; 10 starts

Pariya Junhasavasdikul, Sr.—73.2 SA; 4 top-10s in 12 starts

Brandon Lawson, Jr.—Did not play in 2005-06

Tom Oliver, Soph.—77.5 SA; 5 starts

Michael Randle, Soph.—76.3 SA; 7 starts

Peter Richardson, Sr.—74.0 SA; 3 top-10s in 12 starts

Santiago Russi, Jr.—74.8 SA; 2 top-10s in 12 starts

Incoming freshmen:

Vince Nadeau, Edmond, Okla.

Ryan Thomas, Alameda, Calif.

__4. INDIANA

Coach:__ Mike Mayer, 9th year

NCAAs: DNP      __  Big Ten: __6th

Events: 13          Wins: 2 (Boilermaker Invite, Fossum)

Top five: 6

Seniors/starters lost: 3 (Oren Hodak, Brad Merek, Scott Seibert)

__Opening tournament:__NCAA Central Regional Preview, Sugar Grove, Ill., Sept. 9-10

Returning players:

Drew Allenspach, Soph.—74.15 SA; 2 top-10s in 13 starts

Seth Brandon, Soph.—74.3 SA; 2 top-10s in 11 starts; Co-win at Kepler

David Butwell, Sr.—Did not play in 2005-06

Jorge Campillo, Soph.—72.67 SA; 5 top-10s in 13 starts; Win at Boilermaker

Aaron Harrell, Sr.—79.0 SA; 2 starts

Aaron Knapp, Jr.—Did not play in 2005-06

Brandon Pike, Soph.—76.0 SA; 4 starts

Santiago Quirarte, Jr.—73.77 SA; 2 top-10s in 13 starts

Tad Sacheck, Sr.—Did not play in 2005-06

Eric Serch, Soph.—Did not play in 2005-06

Incoming freshman:

Alex Martin, Cincinnati, Ohio

__5. NORTHWESTERN

Coach:__ Pat Goss, 11th year

NCAAs: MC        Big Ten: Win

Events: 13         Wins: 3 (Big Ten/Pac-10 Challenge, Robert Kepler, Big Ten)

Top five: 7

Seniors/starters lost: 3 (Dillon Dougherty, Scott Weber, Bryson Young)

Returning players:

Dan Doyle, Jr.—75.25 SA; 2 top-10s in 13 starts

Harmen Hubert, Jr.—Did not play in 2005-06

David Merkow, Sr.—73.13 SA; 4 top-10s in 13 starts; Win at Big Ten/Pac-10 Challenge

Kyle Moore, Jr.—74.08 SA; 2 top-10s in 12 starts; Win at Robert Kepler

Chris Wilson, Sr.—73.03 SA; 4 top-10s in 13 starts; Win at Big Ten

Incoming freshmen:

Jonathan Bowers, Columbus, Ohio

David Lipsky, La Canada, Calif.

__6. ILLINOIS

Coach:__ Mike Small, 7th year

NCAAs: DNP        Big Ten: 5th

Events: 11       __   Wins:__ 0

Top five: 4

__Seniors/starters lost:__1 (Blair Harkins)

__Opening tournament:__Inverness Invitational, Toledo, Ohio, Sept. 11-12

Returning players:

Frank Alafoginis, Jr.—75.5 SA; 1 top-10 in 8 starts

Zach Barlow, Soph.—Did not play in 2005-06

Jordan Carpenter, Sr.—Did not play in 2005-06

Matt Hoffman, Soph.—Did not play in 2005-06

Kyle Hosick, Sr.—74.88 SA; 2 top-10s in 11 starts

Jon Krick, Soph.—79.75 SA; 3 starts

Andy Mack, Jr.—76.12 SA; 6 starts

Patrick Nagle, Sr.—73.61 SA; 4 top-10s in 8 starts

Mark Ogren, Jr.—74.04 SA; 2 top-10s in 9 starts

Andy Shiels Jr.—Did not play in 2005-06

Danny Zimmerman, Jr.—75.96 SA; 1 top-10 in 8 starts; T-1 at Prestige

Incoming freshman:

Clayton Parkhill, Champaign, Ill.

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  1. PENN STATE

Coach:__ Greg Nye, 15th year

NCAAs: DNP         Big Ten:  7th

Events: 12           Wins: 0

Top five: 2

Seniors/starters lost: 2 (Greg Pieczynski, Andrew Price)

Returning players:

John Aubrey, Sr.—77.2 SA; 7 starts

Chad Bricker, Soph.—76.75 SA; 1 top-10 in 6 starts

David Dankmyer, Sr.—Did not play in 2005-06

Harvin Groft, Jr.—75.62 SA; 9 starts

Matthew Leon, Soph.—77.67 SA; 1 top-10 in 4 starts

Marco Poccia, Sr.—76.32 SA; 1 top-10 in 8 starts

Robert Rohanna, Jr.—73.48 SA; 3 top-10s in 11 starts

Tyler Tarney, R-Fr.—Redshirted in 2005-06

Mitch Van Zelfden, Soph.—79.18 SA; 4 starts

Incoming freshmen:

Kevin Foley, Somerville, N.J.

T.J. Howe, Osceola, Pa.

Jim Markovitz, Bridgeville, Pa.

__8. OHIO STATE

Coach: __Jim Brown, 34th year

NCAAs: DNP        Big Ten:  9th

Events: 12          Wins: 0

Top five: 0

Seniors/starters lost: 1 (Mike Haverfield)

Opening tournament: Gopher Invitational, Wayzata, Minn., Sept. 16-17

Returning players:

David Becher, R-Fr.—Redshirted in 2005-06

Colin Biles, Sr.—73.5 SA; 3 top-10s in 13 starts

Kyle Coconis, Jr.—76.3 SA; 1 start

Brian Falk, Soph.— Did not play in 2005-06

Kevin Grabeman, Soph.—76.2 SA; 6 starts

Jared Jones, Sr.—76.4 SA; 4 starts

Brandon Markiw, Soph.—77.6 SA; 4 starts

Dan Rush, Soph.—77.0 SA; 10 starts

Kyle Sawicki, Jr.—81.0 SA; 1 start

Nate Strong, Sr.—Did not play in 2005-06

Jack Tyler, Sr.—76.5 SA; 1 top-10 in 10 starts

David Vallina, Sr.—75.7 SA; 6 starts

Incoming freshman:

Patrick Simard, Marbella, Spain

__9. MICHIGAN

Coach:__ Andrew Sapp, 5th year

NCAAs: DNP        Big Ten: 10th

Events: 12           Wins: 1 (Wolverine Invitational)

Top five: 3

Seniors/starters lost: 3 (Mark McIntosh, Christian Vozza, Jimmy Wisinski)

Opening tournament: NCAA Central Regional Preview, Sugar Grove, Ill., Sept. 9-10

Returning players:

Kevin Dore, Sr.—74.0 SA; 3 starts

Brandon Duff, Sr.—74.97 SA; 2 top-10s in 12 starts

Will Kendall, Sr.— 74.44 SA; 3 starts

Matt McLaughlin, Sr.—76.5 SA; 7 starts

Brian Ottenweller, Jr.—75.24 SA; 2 top-10s in 11 starts

Nick Pumford, Soph.—74.67 SA; 1 start

Bill Rankin, Soph.—76.2 SA; 1 top-10 in 7 starts

Tim Schaetzel, Jr.—76.08 SA; 2 top-10s in 12 starts

Brian Schielke, Sr.—77.67 SA; 1 start

Incoming freshman:

Billy McKay Jr., Grand Blanc, Mich.

Ross Millman, St. Louis

Michael Slovitt, Winnetka, Ill.

__10. WISCONSIN

Coach:__ Jim Schuman, 4th year

NCAAs: DNP        Big Ten:  8th

Events: 12          Wins: 0

Top five: 2

Seniors/starters lost: 1 (Adam DeLawyer)

Returning players:

Patrick Duffy, Soph.—76.46 SA; 10 starts

Nick Engen, Soph.—77.59 SA; 6 starts

Andrew Grow, R-Fr.—Redshirted in 2005-06

Ben Herrera, Soph.—75.33 SA; 4 starts

Garrett Jones, Sr.—73.08 SA; 4 top-10s in 12 starts

Jeff Kaiser, Jr.—74.44 SA; 1 top-10 in 12 starts

Tyler Obermueller, Soph.—75.40 SA; 10 starts

Adam Steinhofer, Sr.—79.44 SA; 5 starts

Incoming freshmen/transfers:

Craig Cerbins, Berlin, Wis.

Austin Ehlenfeldt, Beaver Dam, Wis.

Jordan Elsen, Kenosha, Wis.

Dan Woltman—transfer from Kentucky

__11. IOWA

Coach:__ Terry Anderson, 12th year

NCAAs: DNP        Big Ten:  11th

Events: 12          Wins: 0

Top five: 6

Seniors/starters lost: 5 (Brian deBuhr, Adam Fraser, Luke Miller, Robby Storm, Andy Tiedt)

Opening tournament: Hawkeye Intercollegiate, Iowa City, Sept. 9-10

Returning players:

Zack Anderson, Soph.—77.3 SA; 2 starts

Jon Feldick, Sr.—74.78 SA; 1 top-10 in 11 starts

Bennet Hammerberg, Sr.—78.0 SA; 3 starts

Dan Holterhaus, Jr.—76.73 SA; 5 starts

Todd Larson, Sr.—75.03 SA; 3 top-10s in 11 starts

Cole Peevler, Soph.—74.48 SA; 4 top-10s in 10 starts

Incoming freshman:

Sam Christensen, Waterloo, Iowa

Scot Glasford

Adam Miller

Women

__2006-07 outlook

Predicted champion:__ Purdue

Predicted player of the year: Maria Hernandez, Purdue

NCAA Regional bound: Purdue, Ohio State, Michigan State, Michigan, Northwestern

__2005-06 Accolades

Player of the year:__ Onnarin Sattayabanphot, Purdue

Freshman of the year: Christel Boeljon, Purdue

Coach of the year: Devon Brouse, Purdue

Big Ten medalist: Alice Kim, Northwestern

All-Big Ten First team:

Shanon Johnson, Indiana

Sara Brown, Michigan State*

Dana Je, Ohio State*

Christel Boeljon, Purdue*

Maria Hernandez, Purdue*

Onnarin Sattayabanphot, Purdue

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__2006-07 RANKING

  1. PURDUE

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NCAAs: 9th        Big Ten: Win

Events: 13

Wins: 6 (Badger Invite, Lady Northern, Landfall Tradition, Hooters  Match Play, Big Ten, West Regional)

Top-five finishes: 12

Seniors/starters lost: 1 (Onnarin Sattayabanphot)__

Opening tournament:__ Mason Rudolph Championship, Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 15-17

Returning players:

Christel Boeljon, Soph.—74.1 SA; 12 starts; Win at Landfall Tradition

Myrte Eikenaar, Sr.—75.5 SA; 12 starts

Kara Eschbach, Jr.—Did not play in 2005-06

Katie Fenn, Soph.—Did not play in 2005-06

Whitney Frykman, Jr.—76.3 SA; 12 starts

Caroline Haase, Jr.—79.7 SA; 3 starts

Maria Hernandez, Soph.—74.2 SA; 12 starts; Win at Lady Northern

Sarah Hughes, Soph.—Did not play in 2005-06

Carolyn Mess, Soph.—Did not play in 2005-06

Stephanie Oukeo, Soph.—78.0 SA; 1 start

Incoming freshmen:

Angela Gauck, Greensburgh, Ind.

Fabienne In-Albon, Switzerland

__2. OHIO STATE

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NCAAs: DNP       __Big Ten:  2nd

Events:__ 11        __ Wins:__ 0

Top five: 5

Seniors/starters lost: 2 (Brittany Adams, Jennifer Selfinger)

Opening tournament: Lady Northern Invitational, East Lansing, Mich., Sept. 16-17

Returning players:

Jennifer Cassidy, Soph.—76.63 SA; 1 top-10 in 3 starts

Carling Coffing, Jr.—76,.45 SA; 1 top-10 in 11 starts

Stephanie Connelly, Soph.—75.8 SA; 1 top-10 in 10 starts

Jessica Hauser, Soph.—Did not play in 2005-06

Dana Je, Sr.—75.72 SA; 2 top-10s in 11 starts

Gemma Webster, Soph.—78.0 SA; 8 starts

Incoming freshmen:

Gina Besozzi, Columbus, Ohio

Haley Brown, Austin, Texas (transfer from Portland State)

Emma Jandel, Oakwood, Ohio

__3. MICHIGAN STATE

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NCAAs: DNP        Big Ten: 3rd

Events: 12        __  Wins:__ 1 (Mary Fossum)

Top five: 5

Seniors/starters lost: 1 (Dayna Burleigh)

Opening tournament: Lady Northern Invitational, East Lansing, Mich., Sept. 16-17

Returning players:

Sara Brown, Jr.—74.18 SA; 3 top-5s, 5 top-10s  in 11 starts

Ashley Dewling, R-Fr.—Redshirted in 2005-06

Jen Domagalski, R-Fr.—Redshirted in 2005-06

Carly Hunt, R-Fr.—Redshirted in 2005-06

Mandi McConnell, Sr.—76.21 SA; 2 top-10s in 6 starts

Rachel Meikle, Sr.—77.24 SA; 1 top-5 in 11 starts

Holly Niederkohr, Soph.—77.79 SA; 8 starts

Kristen Polanski, Jr.—82.0 SA; 1 start

Heather Rose, Sr.—77.35 SA; 1 top-5 in 11 starts

Jordyn Wells, Jr.—76.73 SA; 1 top-10 in 5 starts

Incoming freshmen:

Natalie Brehm, Mount Pleasant, Mich.

Laura Kueny, Whitehall, Mich.

Stephanie Koske, Flint, Mich.

Sarah Nirenberg, West Bloomfield, Mich.

__4. MICHIGAN

Coach:__ Kathy Teichert, 14th year

NCAAs: DNP       __ Big Ten:__ 4th

Events: 11          Wins: 1 (Wolverine Invite)

Top five: 5

Seniors/starters lost: 3 (Amy Schmucker, Kelly Easton, Brandi Zielinski)

Opening tournament: Lady Northern Invitational, East Lansing, Mich., Sept. 16-17

Returning players:

Lydia Benitez Colon, Soph.—81.5 SA; 4 starts

Brianna Broderick, Sr.—78.42 SA; 11 starts

Rose Cassard, Soph.—86.22 SA; 3 starts

Lindsay Davis, Jr.—77.55 SA; 10 starts

Isabelle Gendreau, Jr.—82.75 SA: 4 starts

Julie Inwood, Jr.—81.19 SA; 7 starts

Ali Stinson, Sr.—76.79 SA; 2 top-10 in 11 starts

Incoming freshmen:

Ashley Bauer, Grand Blanc, Mich.

Andrea Ratigan, Tucson

__5. NORTHWESTERN

Coach:__ Chris Regenberg, 15th year

NCAAs: DNP        Big Ten:  5th

Events: 11        __  Wins:__ 1 (Rio Verde Invite)

Top five: 5

Seniors/starters lost: None

Returning players:

Kerry Burke, Jr.—Did not play in 2005-06

Jennifer Hong, Soph.—75.62 SA; 3 top-10s in 11 starts

Brittany Johnston, Jr.—77.35 SA; 1 top-10 in 11 starts

Alice Kim, Sr.—74.76 SA; 4 top-10s in 11 starts; Win at Big Ten

Heather Scholten, Sr.—77.88 SA; 11 starts

Katie Trachok, Jr.—77.76 SA; 10 starts

Justina Yu, Jr.—79.5 SA; 1 start

Incoming freshmen:

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__6. PENN STATE

Coach:__ Denise St. Pierre, 14th year

NCAAs: DNP        Big Ten:  7th

Events: 10        __  Wins:__ 1 (Bonnie Hoover Invite)

Top five: 4__

Seniors/starters lost:__ 4 (Nicole Love, Lauren Lundy, Amber Weinerth, Katrin Wolfe)

Returning players:

Brittany Fisher, Soph.—84.0 SA; 1 start

Courtney Gagnon, Sr.—85.5 SA; 1 start

Betsy Houseman, Sr.–84.0 SA; 1 start

Tina Kocinski, Sr.—78.5 SA; 1 start

Maggie Lester, Sr.—75.7 SA; 10 starts

Sara Lester, Soph.—78.8 SA; 9 starts

Christin Pacacha, Jr.—78.8 SA; 2 starts

Megan Padua, Soph.—87.5 SA; 1 start

Evelyn Paik, Sr.—79.4 SA; 8 starts

Emily Pavesich, Jr.—84.5 SA; 1 start

Lisa Rastede, Soph.—Did not play in 2005-06

Katie Waldeisen, Soph.—91.0 SA; 1 start

Incoming freshmen:

Lindsey Cullen, Allen, Texas

Katherine Murphy, Portsmouth, R.I.

Michele Romano, West Islip, N.Y.

__7. INDIANA

Coach:__ Clint Wallman, 3th year

NCAAs: DNP        Big Ten: 6th

Events: 11        __  Wins:__ 0

Top five: 2

Seniors/starters lost: 4 (Katie Carlson, Tiffany Hockensmith, Shannon Johnson, Molly Redfearn)__

Opening tournament:__ Wisconsin Invitational, Madison, Wis., Sept. 10-11

Returning players:

Tara Boone, Soph.—79.38 SA; 5 starts

Kendal Hake, Jr.—83.56 SA; 3 starts

Elaine Harris, Jr.—77.09 SA; 2 top-10s in 11 starts

Jenny Kim, Sr.—79.4 SA; 5 starts

Amber Lindgren, Soph.—81.0 SA; 1 top-10 in 11 starts

Gennifer Marris, Jr.—87.33 SA; 1 start

Incoming freshman:

Kellye Belcher, Bartlett, Tenn.

Anita Gahir, Thornhill, Ontario, Canada

Laura Cochta, Cortland, Ohio

__8. IOWA

Coach:__ Kelly Crawford, 1st year

NCAAs: DNP        Big Ten: 8th

Events: 10        __  Wins:__ 1 (Hawkeye Intercollegiate)

Top five: 4

Seniors/starters lost: 1 (Brittany Lambert)__

Opening tournament:__ Hawkeye Intercollegiate, Iowa City, Iowa, Sept. 9-10

Returning players:

Melanie Boyles, Jr.—80.35 SA; 1 top-10 in 8 starts

Maggie Gelber, Jr.—81.1 SA; 1 top-10 in 9 starts

Jill Marcum, Jr.—77.43 SA; 3 top-10s in 10 starts

Tyrette Metzendorf, Soph.—76.46 SA; 3 top-10s in 9 starts; Win at Hawkeye

Karla Murra, Sr.—78.93 SA;  1 top-10 in 9 starts

Becky Quinby, Soph.—83.58 SA; 4 start

Amy Riepma, Sr.—77.63 SA; 3 top-10s in 10 starts

Incoming freshman:

Alison Cavanaugh, Littleton, Colo.

__9. ILLINOIS

Coach:__ Renee Slone, 1st year

NCAAs: DNP        Big Ten: 10th__

Events:__ 11          Wins: 1 (Plantation Inn Invitational)

Top five: 2

Seniors/starters lost: 2 (Megan Godfrey, Megan O’Neal)

Opening tournament: Hawkeye Intercollegiate, Iowa City, Iowa, Sept. 9-10

Returning players:

Casey Burden, Jr.—79.47 SA; 1 top-10 in 11 starts

Kristine Cook, Jr.—81.13 SA; 3 starts

Nancy Featherstone, Soph.—82.09 SA; 4 starts

Kristin Kallergis, Jr.—83.75 SA; 2 starts

Stephanie Mory, Jr.—78.72 SA; 2 top-10s in 11 starts

Meghan Naik, Sr.—79.52 SA; 1 top-5 in 10 starts

Kelsey O’Neal, Soph.—90.25 SA; 2 starts

Seul Ki Park, Jr.—76.78 SA; 3 top-10s in 11 starts

Incoming freshman:

Brittany Kilborn, Bloomington, Ill.

__10. WISCONSIN

Coach:__ Todd Oehrlein, 3rd year

NCAAs: DNP        Big Ten:  9th

Events: 10       __   Wins:__ 0

Top five: 0

Seniors/starters lost: 4 (Mellissa Martin, Lindsay McMillian, Jackie Obermueller, Carissa Welinger)

__Opening tournament:__Wisconsin Invitational, Madison, Wis., Sept. 10-11

Returning players:

Isabel Alvarez Valcarce, Soph.—81.88 SA; 5 starts

Jeana Dahl, Soph.—78.29 SA; 10 starts

Katie Elliott, Jr.—77.0 SA; 2 top-10s in 10 starts

Heather Herrick, R-Fr.—Redshirted in 2005-06

Jill Ries, Sr.—80.25 SA; 4 starts

Ann Marie Sztukowski, R-Fr.—Redshirted in 2005-06

Kate Wierwill, R-Fr.—Redshirted in 2005-06

Incoming freshman:

Heidi Hinners, Middleton, Wis.

Kelsey Verbeten, Green Bay, Wis.

Beth Weinstein, Highland Park, Ill.

__11. MINNESOTA

Coach:__ Katie Hanneman, 5th year

NCAAs: DNP        Big Ten:  11th

Events: 10        __  Wins:__ 1 (Minnesota Invitational)

Top five: 1

Seniors/starters lost: 6 (Sarah Butler, Suvi Mantyiemi, Lindsay Somrock, Sophie Stubbs, Jessica Thomas, Brittany Willborg)

Opening tournament: Wisconsin Invitational, Madison, Wis., Sept. 10-11

Returning players:

Kelli Berns, Jr.—85.7 SA; 2 starts

Emily Brand, Jr.—80.04 SA; 8 starts

Samantha Braschler, Sr.—81.3 SA; 5 starts

Paige Bromen, Jr.—Did not play in 2005-06

Katie Bushard, Sr.—84.0 SA; 1 start

Sydney Liles, Soph.—79.76 SA; 8 starts

Anne Martin, Soph.—Did not play in 2005-06

Young Na Lee, Soph.—83.18 SA; 7 starts

Incoming freshmen:

Lauren Brooks, Waunakee, Wis.

Leslie Grabeman, Springboro, Ohio

Christine Herzog, Detroit Lakes, Minn.

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