JM GIRLS SOCCER
Coach: Amy Berge, third year.
Assistant coaches: The JM coaching staff has two new faces this season, Steve Myhro and Kerri Pool.
Myhro is a marathon runner, whom Berge says will help the team a lot with endurance. Pool played soccer in college.
``I'm really excited to be working with them. They bring a lot of experience to the coaching staff,'' said Berge.
Last year's record: 4-12-1.
Co-Captains: Juniors Beth Leimer and Kelly Benning have been named the co-captains of this year's team. Leimer will be the starting goalkeeper for the third straight year.
``Beth is really the backbone of our defense,'' said Berge.
Benning, also a third-year starter, will be at her usual position, center midfield.
Key Returning Players: JM's 1994 team was mainly comprised of sophomores, most of whom are returning for the 1995 season.
Joining Benning in the midfield are fellow juniors Karina Rindone, Stacey Steele and Cathy Benson.
The defense looks good thanks to returning starters Amy Thompson, Hanna Eastvold and Lindsey Anhalt.
Megan Auman and Jill Jostock are returning up front and Heather Fariclough will be the backup goaltender.
New Faces: The five seniors on this year's Rocket team are all new to the varsity squad.
Lisa Lundstrom and Jill Manske will play on defense. Christin Ferguson and Kim Keefe are two new forwards. Keefe is new to the JM soccer program entirely.
``Kim fits in well to the team style, she has a great positive attitude,'' said Berge.
Junior Kelly Atherton is also new to the team and will bring speed to the midfield forward position.
Back at it: Forward Lindsey Andrist has returned for the 1995 season. Andrist played for the Rockets two years ago but then did not play last season for personal reasons. 1995 Schedule Sept. 1 -- Mayo Invitational Sept. 5 -- at Winona Cotter Sept. 9 -- at Eagan Sept. 11 -- Albert Lea Sept. 14 -- at Winona Sept. 16 -- Bloomington Jefferson Sept. 18 -- Mayo Sept. 23 -- Rosemount Sept. 26 -- Apple Valley Sept. 30 -- St. Paul Academy Oct. 3 -- Winona Oct. 5 -- at Albert Lea Oct. 9 -- at Rochester Mayo Oct. 10 -- at Northfield Oct. 12 -- at Visitation Oct. 14 -- Section Quarterfinials Oct. 17 -- Section semifinals Oct. 19 -- Section semifinials Oct. 21 -- Section finial Oct. 28 -- State Nov. 1 -- State Nov. 2 -- State@et