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Ugly Christmas Sweater Party!

Posted Monday, December 12th, 2011

You may be asking yourselves, what exactly does a collegiate athlete do once season is over? Well, celebrate Christmas, of course! And what Christmas party would be complete without cookies, ugly Christmas sweaters, pinthe ears on the elf/pin the nose on the reindeer, and a white elephant gift exchange? This afternoon the girls gathered in the upper union to celebrate Christmas and have one final get together before the end of semester. Check out a few pics from our awesome Christmas party!

Pin the ears on the elf! (Who knew Dubs was a coach AND a Christmas elf?)

So excited for the white elephant gift exchange!

Coach Mac made a special appearance as Rudolph for the "Pin the nose on the Reindeer" game

Kayla was so excited about her new Christmas socks! (Until they got stolen by someone else!)

Haley loved the movie she got! (Unfortunately her gift got taken too!)

Awkward family photo!

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Senior Profile: Emily Rose

Posted Sunday, November 27th, 2011

Hello everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We have one final senior profile for you all (and I sincerely apologize for how long it’s taken to get this put up! Less daylight hours and bad weather pushed it back and then before we knew it the end of season was upon us!). Check out this 6th and final profile for senior goalie Emily Rose!

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Q. How long have you been playing soccer?

A. I have been playing soccer ever since I was in second grade, so how old are you in second grade…like eight? So thirteen years.

 

Q. What is one of your favorite GC soccer memories?

A. My favorite soccer memory is probably in Italy. Just being with the girls and having the team chemistry there. And playing in the fountains was a big joke! So I probably love that the most.

Q. How has Greenville prepared you for life after graduation?

A. I think Greenville has prepared me for life after graduation, well soccer just the commitment that it takes to be in a sport and to be in school. So to have your studies and practices and be able to manage your time wisely. And when you don’t feel like getting up and doing it, you have to anyway so it just helps you to have that motivation to try and find motivation no matter what it is, whether you want to or not.

Q. What was one of the highlights of your senior season?

A. One of the highlights of my season this year was actually just this past game that we had. In the room Heidi and I shared a bed, and it was just ridiculous because…well it was just ridiculous! And on the sideline with Stew! It was just funny! And that’s all.

Q. Do you have any advice for future players?

A. My advice for future players is to work your hardest as much as you can, to put forth that effort if you really want that spot, and to never give up because you never know when you’re going to have a moment to come out and shine.

We are so proud of all our seniors. They have put in so much work over the last four years, and were an integral part of the success this program has had. We will miss all our seniors and wish them the best of luck in whatever lies ahead!

The Lady Panthers finished their season with a 1-0 loss to Trinity International in the regional game for the NCCAA tournament. It was a tough way to end the season, but the team had a great season filled with many triumphs and successes. Here’s to the 2012 season!

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Exciting Win Over Webster! (11/3)

Posted Friday, November 4th, 2011

After a hard-fought battle last night at Soccer Park in St. Louis, the Greenville College Women’s Soccer team came away with a big win over Webster! This game was the first round of the SLIAC conference tournament, and we knew that a win was necessary in order to keep playing this season. After fighting for 90 minutes, we guaranteed ourselves a spot in the Conference Tournament Championship game, and some more time to keep playing this season.

The team gathers to talk during a pause in the action

The first half passed without a score on either side, and so we knew we had to make something happen in the second half. The girls came out fired up to start the second half, and worked hard to take advantage of the wind now being at our backs. Despite the cold rainy weather, Greenville finally put in a goal partway through the second half. Natalie Henneberry scored to make it 1-0. Webster countered and quickly brought the score to 1-1. With about 15 minutes left, Greenville was once again able to take the lead with a score from a corner kick by Jackie Sievert. We were able to hold onto the lead for the remainder of the half to bring home the victory!

Rachel Irwin in the fight against Webster

Rachel B throwing the ball in

Kayla Panzau fighting for control of the ball

Mo Murphy gets in the battle!

It was an exciting upset as Greenville was in the 3rd seed and Webster held the higher place in the Conference tournament. We now move on to play Principia in the Championship game tomorrow at 6pm at Principia. The outcome of that game will determine if we will go on to play in the NCAA tournament or the NCCAA tournament. All the girls on the team are extremely excited to take on Principia again after our close game against them in regular season. We’re also glad for the opportunity to keep playing, because none of us were ready for season to be over. Tomorrow’s game will be another hard-fought battle, but we will come out ready to fight for the Conference Championship title! Come on out tomorrow at 6pm at Principia to watch support the Panthers! Also check out our facebook page for periodic updates.

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Senior Profile: Jackie Sievert

Posted Saturday, October 29th, 2011

Here’s another senior profile! Check out the video and interview for senior Jackie Sievert!

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Q. How long have you been playing soccer?

A. I’ve been playing soccer since I was three and a half. A wee baby!

Q. What is your favorite part about playing soccer at Greenville?

A. I don’t like playing soccer at Greenville…I’m just kidding! I like playing at Greenville because of the girls, and that we get to travel with the boys team so that we get to watch them play too. And that’s unique to some schools.

Q. What is one of your favorite soccer memories?

A. One of my favorite memories is probably playing in Austria, and having the mountains, like the Swiss Alps behind us, and just the atmosphere there was different.

Q. What are your plans for after college?

A. After college I’m going to live at home with my mom and my dad and just cuddle with my puppies all day long and not work for as long as possible.

Q. What will you miss most about GC after you graduate?

A. Oh I’ll miss my friends. But I’m not going to miss school at all! At all in the littlest bit!

Stay tuned for our final profile for Emily Rose! The Lady Panthers will be playing against Webster for the 1st round of the Conference tournament Thursday at 6pm. Like us on facebook to get updates on the game!

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Senior Profile: Jamie Hoag

Posted Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

We had a great Senior Night at yesterday’s game (and win!) over Fontbonne University. The seniors all played their hearts out, and it was awesome to be able to celebrate the work these six girls have done over the last few years. Here’s another one of their profiles for another Greenville native, Jamie Hoag!

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Q. Why did you start playing soccer?

A. I started playing soccer so that I could stay in shape. I wanted a nice body!

Q. What is your favorite part about playing soccer at GC?

A. My favorite part about playing soccer at GC is the connection that I make with the girls on the team. I love team bonding and team chemistry that goes on through the season and I really enjoy it.

Q. What has been your favorite Freak Show Friday theme?

A. Oh my goodness! I think one of my favorite Freak Show Friday themes was “Goth Day” because everyone looked so funny! And it was really hard to keep a straight face.

Q. How has Greenville College prepared you for life in the real world?

A. That is to be determined! I don’t know yet! But I can say I am more confident in myself, as a person, and with academics.

Q. What is something unique about you?

A. Probably one of the most unique things about me is I have 25 children but I didn’t produce any of them! They happen to be all the girls on the team because I love them all so much.

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