SATURDAY, APRIL 26, 2014
WLAX Senior Day vs. Elon on Sunday
CHELSEA “SASSY” WATTSSass has been such an impact possession player for our team this year. Her competitiveness and spirit drive others and she has grown so much since beginning at JU. Not only has she proven to be such a great defender, but she challenges everyone to be their best, including the coaches. – Coach G
KAYLEE QUINTKQ also known as “the dominator" is a huge presence in our defensive end. She shuts down top opponents and has a team first mentality at all times. As a captain, she has been such a reliable communicator between the players and coaching staff. We have really seen Q mature and grow into a great leader on and off the field. – Coach G
KELLY BAISEYBaisey is a true competitor. She always desires to be the best she can be and strives for perfection at all times. It has been so much fun to coach someone who always gives 100% and her play this year has shown her great improvement. – Coach G
RACHEL FORMANRachel aka "Rach" has been our anchor on defense all year. She provides us with a daily dose of comic relief and creates such a fun atmosphere at practice. She has risen to the occasion in the face of adversity and has shown her true character this year. – Coach G
MORGAN DERNERDerner is one of the most talented athletes I've ever laid my eyes on; it's so awesome seeing her with so much success her senior year. She has fun and plays very hard. She's been really embracing her new role with flying colors. – Coach Mindy
ALI HOFFMANHoffman is a true scholar-athlete; setting the bar high for herself on and off the field, she is hitting her peak at the end of the season. – Coach Mindy
BRIT ORASHENBrit is such a competitor; she is the heartbeat of our midfield and has dominated to lead our team in possessions this year. – Coach Mindy
ALI BRENNANBrennan has been such a stellar addition to our team this year. Her ability to step in and be a significant contributor after playing 4 years of soccer at Div. I at U of Miami really gave our team a great physical edge. – Coach Mindy
KAITLIN STEWARTStewey truly dominates in the transition game. Much like her work ethic, her midfield speed is unprecedented. She is the ultimate team player and makes everyone around her better. – Coach Mindy
Elon is closing out its regular season with a pair of Florida opponents. The Phoenix (8-7, 4-0 A-Sun) most recently knocked off Stetson with an 18-6 victory last Friday. Freshman Molly Garrigan scored seven goals in the decision to push her season total to 33. She is closely trailed by teammates Anna Vitton (31 goals) and Olivia Fernandez (26). Elle Hvozdovic will most likely be facing off against the Dolphins on the draw as she leads the team with 47.
In goal, Rachel Ramirez has started all 15 games and on average gives up 11.0 goals per game.
UP NEXT: CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT
JU and the Phoenix both sit atop the Atlantic Sun standings but only one team will walk away with the No. 1 seed. The squads enter Sunday’s contest with perfect league records and have already laid claim to the top two spots.
Four teams will advance to the conference tourney with the semifinals set to begin on Friday, May 2 and the championship a few days later on Sunday, May 4. Regardless of rankings, the Dolphins will host all three games at Southern Oak Stadium.
“This next game is a chance for the seniors to go four-for-four, the juniors to go three-for-three and so on” finished Coach Paul. “It's a great way to finish the year for us all. Every day we have an opportunity to grow and love together. I am sure they will enjoy every second!”