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Bruin Notes

2004 Fall Sports Highlights

Volleyball

The Bruins posted their 19th winning season in 23 years under coach Steve Grant, finishing 13-12 overall and 8-8 in the Northwest Conference, fourth in the league standings. Linzi Stolsig (Jr., Lebanon, Ore.) led the team in kills (4.40 per game), the second-highest average in team history and second in the conference. Haley Stapleton (Jr., Dallas, Ore.) moved into sixth place in career digs (1,130), while Gina Coolen (Sr., North Bend, Ore.) completed her career with the eighth-most assists (1,797) in school history. Stolsig was named First Team All-Conference and Coolen was Second Team.

Women's Soccer

Tripling their number of wins over the year before, the Bruins finished 9-11 overall and in sixth place in the Northwest Conference at 6-10. With only two seniors, the Bruins relied on talented newcomers including Amber Stevens (Fr., Medford, Ore.), who had eight goals and five assists, and Julie Alexander (Fr., Salt Lake City, Utah), with six goals and five assists. Alexander set a new single-game record with three assists during a 4-1 upset of sixth-ranked Whitworth. Goalkeeper Jessica Cardwell (Fr., Fall Creek, Ore.), who was second in the league in saves (140), was All-Conference Honorable Mention.

Men's Soccer

The Bruins posted a 5-11-2 record and finished eighth in the Northwest Conference at 4-9-1. Craig Laughland (Sr., Lake Oswego, Ore.) was the team’s top scorer with five goals and three assists. Among the Bruins’ victories was a 2-0 upset of 24th-ranked Whitworth and a 4-3 win over playoffbound Colorado College.

Cross Country

The Bruins, with no seniors, showed tremendous improvement as the season progressed, placing fourth in both the men’s and women’s divisions of the Northwest Conference Championships. Michael Chuol (So., McKenna, Wash.) was a two-time NWC Men’s Runner of the Week, and Anna McLain (Fr., Medina, Wash.) finished second in the NWC women’s race, the best showing by a Bruin runner since 1995. McLain advanced to the NCAA Div. III national championship race.

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