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Oregon Soccer to Host Boise State on Friday
Courtesy: GoDucks.com
Release Date: 08/17/2010
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EUGENE, Ore. -- The University of Oregon soccer team will open the 2010 season with a home match against Boise State on Friday, Aug. 20. Match time is slated for 7 p.m. (PST) at Pape’ Field in Eugene. The Ducks return 13 letterwinners and eight starters from last year’s team which finished 9-10-1 overall and 1-8 in Pac-10 Conference play. The Broncos return 15 letterwinners and eight starters from a squad that finished the 2009 season at 13-7-4 overall and 5-3 in the Western Athletic Conference.

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SEASON-TICKET SCARVES AVAILABLE FOR 2010
Fans now have the opportunity to purchase a limited edition scarf which will serve as a season ticket for the 2010 season. The scarves sell for $30 and are available online at goducks.com until Aug. 19. This yellow and green commemorative piece will serve as the fan’s admittance to the games. A Season Ticket Holder Appreciation Day at Pape’ Field is scheduled for Aug. 19 starting at 7 p.m. At the event, fans get to watch the team’s final preseason practice, have a chance to meet the players and coaches, while picking up the season-ticket scarves. The scarves will also go on sale at the gate beginning with Friday’s match against Boise State.

STOLTENBERG, MILES MAKING THEIR WAY UP CAREER CHARTS
Senior forward Jen Stoltenberg and junior goalkeeper Cody Miles are making their marks on the career charts at Oregon. Stoltenberg, a forward from Mission Viejo, Calif., ranks third all-time in career points (55), third in assists (13), fourth in shots (153) and tied for fourth in goals (21). Miles, a goalkeeper from Salem, Ore., is tied for second in career shutouts (11), third in goalkeeper wins (18) and fifth in saves (120).

2010 SCHEDULE RELEASED

Oregon announced its finalized 2010 fall schedule which includes 11 non-conference opponents in addition to the nine-game Pac-10 Conference schedule. The 20-game regular season kicks off with five straight home games at Pape’ Field, beginning on Friday, Aug. 20 against Boise State. Oregon will play 10 games at home throughout the season which will include five non-conference opponents and five Pac-10 opponents. Non-conference play ends with two road games against Santa Clara and University of Portland. Pac-10 play will begin with three home matches against Oregon State (October 8), UCLA (October 15), and USC (October 17).

DUCKS ADD FIVE PLAYERS TO 2010 ROSTER
Oregon added five newcomers to the roster this offseason. The Ducks welcomed transfers Lindsay Parlee and Mo Fitzgerald and prep players Achijah Berry, Brynne Konkel and Katie Kramer.

- Lindsay Parlee (GK, Jr., Tualatin, Ore. / Washington State / Tualatin HS)
- Mo Fitzgerald (M, So., Beaverton, Ore. / Boise State / Westview HS)
- Achijah Berry (D, Fr., Seattle, Wash. / Seattle Academy for Arts and Sciences)
- Brynne Konkel (F, Fr., Elk Grove, Calif. / Franklin HS)
- Katie Kramer (M, Fr., Clackamas, Ore. / Clackamas HS)

STOLTENBERG, LIBKE HONORED BY PAC-10
Midfielder Scout Libke was named to the 2009 Pac-10 All-Freshman Team and forward Jen Stoltenberg was once again named honorable mention all-conference last year as a junior.

Stoltenberg posted a UO single-season record of 26 points on 10 goals and six assists that season. She was also named honorable mention all-league following her sophomore season, where she tied the school record with 25 points on 10 goals and five assists.

Libke, from Portland, Ore., had 10 points on three goals and four assists in her first collegiate season at an influential position in the Oregon midfield. Libke became the second straight Oregon student-athlete to be recognized as one of the conference’s best newcomers, as goalkeeper Cody Miles was selected to the all-freshman team last year.

ERICKSON WORKS WITH U.S. U-18 NATIONAL TEAM

Head coach Tara Erickson resumed her duties with the U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Team earlier this year with a seven-day training camp at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. The training camp ran Jan. 10-17, the first session for the team working under U.S head coach Dave Chesler.

Erickson was appointed to the U-18 coaching staff in early 2009. She coached at the U.S. Super Team Camp last January, working with both the U-20 and U-18 teams at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif. Erickson also worked the U-18 Women’s National Team Camps the following April and June at the Home Depot Center.

Both Erickson and sophomore forward Julie Armstrong participated in the U.S. Youth National Team Camp last July in Boulder, Colo., an event which featured both the Canadian and United States U-18 and U-20 Women’s National Teams.

DUCKS WELL REPRESENTED ON PAC-10 ALL-ACADEMIC TEAMS
The 2009 Pacific-10 Conference Women’s Soccer All-Academic teams featured eight Oregon players. Senior defender Dani Oster (3.71 GPA, business administration) was named to the first team, while senior midfielder Adriana Montes (3.67, curriculum and teaching) and junior forward Jen Stoltenberg (3.58, business administration) received second team recognition.

Five other Oregon players received honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic recognition: senior Danielle Sweeney (Pleasanton, Calif.), juniors Kirstie Kuhns (Pleasanton, Calif.), Rianna Mansfield (Eugene, Ore.) and Mercedes Walters (Mission Viejo, Calif.) and sophomore Taylor Jones (Newport Beach, Calif.).

HEAD COACH TARA ERICKSON

Tara Erickson, a former All-Pac-10 player and the 2006 Pac-10 Coach of the Year, is in her sixth season as head coach of the University of Oregon women’s soccer program, and 10th season overall as a head coach at the Division I level. Erickson, who has a five-year mark of 47-42-10 at UO, enters the 2010 season just three wins shy of becoming the all-time winningest coach in school history (current leader: Bill Steffen, 49 wins in nine years).

During the 2009 season, Oregon pushed out to a 8-1-1 record which placed the Ducks in the Soccer America Women’s Top 25 poll (ranking as high as No. 14). UO’s strong non-conference mark (8-2-1) included wins over then No. 15 Colorado and No. 21 Denver. Freshman midfielder Scout Libke was named to the Pac-10 All-Freshman Team and junior forward Jen Stoltenberg was named honorable mention all-conference for the second consecutive season. The Ducks also had eight student-athletes recognized as part of the Pac-10 Conference’s All-Academic teams.

The Ducks went 9-9-2 in 2008, highlighted by seven consecutive matches without a loss where UO went 6-0-1 from Sept. 5 through Oct. 3. Six Oregon players were named to the Pac-10 Conference’s All-Academic First and Second teams, the most of any school. Senior defender Nicole Dobrzynski (Business Administration, 3.81 GPA) was named the Pac-10’s Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Sophomore forward Jen Stoltenberg was named honorable mention all-league, while freshman goalkeeper Cody Miles earned Pac-10 All-Freshman Team accolades.

The 2007 team posted the program’s highest goal total in six years. A 0-0 tie with No. 5 Stanford was a highlight to an 8-8-4 mark as Erickson coached defender Dylann Tharp to all-league honors.

The 2006 season was a high mark in school history with the Ducks posting their best-ever finish in the Pac-10 -- second with a 6-1-2 record. The team also established strong defensive marks in allowing just 17 goals (0.81 GAA) and going 12-6-2 overall. Oregon defeated the highest-ranked program in school history -- No. 3 UCLA (2-1, 2OT) and toppled USC for the first time ever. Erickson also led the Ducks to its first Pac-10 road sweep (at Arizona and Arizona State) and mentored Pac-10 Player of the Year Nicole Garbin, also the school’s first. Defender Danielle Sweeney was named to the Pac-10 All-Freshman Team, while Jessie Chatfield, Nicole Dobrzynski and Darcie Gardner were all honored on the Pac-10’s All-Academic Team.

Erickson’s first season, 2005, produced just the second non-losing record in program history (9-9-1) and the Ducks recorded their first wins ever over Washington and an Atlantic Coast Conference school (North Carolina State). The Ducks also posted an improvement of five games over the previous year’s 3-13-3 mark. Erickson also helped Garbin earn All-Pac-10 Second Team honors and goalkeeper Chatfield pick up Pac-10 All-Freshman recognition.

Her student-athletes have done well in the classroom, with Caitlin Gamble earning the program’s first Academic All-America First Team award in 2005 -- becoming just the fifth UO woman to accomplish that feat. Gamble was also a District and Pac-10 All-Academic First Team honoree. In five years, Erickson has amassed 18 Pac-10 All-Academic First and Second Team selections.

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