The Lynx have 13
players on the squad at the present time; however, the coach has
been talking with two or three young ladies on campus about playing,
and they could join the fold in the next few days.
LC is slated to open
the season with a home game against Florissant Valley Sept. 2 and
will then play again the next day at home against Springfield
College. "With our lack of depth, back-to-back games could become a
problem unless we avoid injuries," Paskvan said.
Lincoln will enter
the season with four sophomores, two of them returning letter
winners. "Megan Gray and Lisa Rucker return and will play the
midfield positions," said Paskvan. "Both have good touch on the ball
and get it to the proper position on the field. They both have
excellent leadership skills, and we look for them to set the tone
for the season."
"Amy Schultz and Leih
Cooper are the other sophomores," the Lynx mentor continued. "Amy
will play forward, and she has shown lots of speed although she is
new to the game of soccer. Leih just joined the team and will play
some in goal along with being a sub at other positions.
Gray hails from
Woodridge, Rucker is from Mount Zion, Schultz is from Chillicothe,
and Cooper is from the Chicago area.
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"Three freshmen have
shown a lot of promise in the early practice sessions," Paskvan
said. "Samantha Marcus (Naperville), Elisa Sommerfeld (Frankfort)
and Katti Sitter (Carlinville) have been standouts in our early
workouts. For freshmen they have been outstanding in our two-a-day
sessions. They have adjusted well to the college game of soccer and
also to campus life.
"Amber Price is our
only player without high school experience. Amber Diess of Lincoln
has been playing well in the preseason, while Pattie Mylniec of
Morris and Alice Jones of Homewood will be playing in utility roles
and moving around to a lot of different positions.
"We will use Cortney
Baumann (Barrington) in goal. She has exceptional hands and comes to
us from the softball team.
"I look for Lewis &
Clark to be the class of the conference, as they are contenders each
and every year. We hope to compete, and I feel we can accomplish
that with the type of players we have on our roster."
Paskvan, who hails
from East Moline, played at Lincoln College for coach Mark Howard
during the 1991-93 soccer seasons and has been assistant coach to
Howard for the past three years. Paskvan also is an assistant
swimming coach at Lincoln College.
"I hope to build a good soccer program,
and I know it is going to be a challenge, as we have gone through
some tough times over the past few years in a relatively new sport,"
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