1999 Schedule

The 1998-99 season is highlighted by the most talented rookie class ever to enter the program.

With eight freshmen and one junior college transfer, the rookies will play a major role in the outcome of this season, and, with fifteen returning players, Coach Scerbo expects competition to begin well before the Saints meet their first opponent.

The two major goals the Saints hope to achieve this year will be difficult to attain as the strength of the schedule increases from last year. First, the Saints look again for their first ever winning record during the 1998-99 campaign. Also, they hope to accomplish a second, finishing with a higher ranking than last season, when they finished #10 in the final Brine/IWLCA Coaches' Poll.

With the loss of two time All-American Tricia Davidson, the Saints will look to others to fill the scoring void. Returning All-American Dawn Smith will be called upon to carry a good deal of the load, and helping her will be junior Megan Crouse, and rookies Angie Meyer, Becky Buppert, Stephanie Meyer and Stephanie deBullet.

On defense, juniors Eliza McCormack and Christina Gribbin will be joined by rookie Crystal Ford. In the net the Saints return senior Cindy Watkins and sophomore Vicky Perkins.

During the fall the Saints traveled to Davidson College where they faced their favorite opponent the Atlanta Club and a strong Division I Davidson program. In the first game the Saints fell to Davidson 10-2, but were only out shot 21-19. With some better shooting it would have been a different game. In the second game Limestone took on the Atlanta Club, a post collegiate club team with many former All-Americans. After a slow start the Saints went on a five goal run and ended with a 12-4 win. These two games were drastic differences from last season when they were out shot by Davidson 46-16 and split went 1-0-1 against Atlanta and their victory was only by one goal. Not a bad off season considering three starters from last year were on the soccer field and did not compete.