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Women's Soccer Hosts Marquette on Senior Day



CHICAGO - The DePaul women's soccer team wraps up the 2001 season with a Saturday afternoon match against the Marquette Golden Eagles.  Prior to the match, the four Blue Demon seniors will be honored by the University and Athletic Department.

Senior Day
Before Saturday's match, four members of the women’s soccer team will be recognized for their efforts throughout their careers at DePaul.  Seniors Jen Bechtold, Katie Hawkins, Tammy Howe and Autumn Laidler will be introduced just before the 2 p.m. kickoff at Wish Field.

A Quick Look at the Blue Demons
DePaul enters the final weekend of play at 6-11-1 overall and 0-8-1 in Conference USA matches.  The six wins this season is the second-highest total in the program’s six-year history.  The 1999 squad posted a 7-11 record.

Junior forward Christy Young leads the team with 12 points on five goals and two assists.  She is followed by Ogonnaya Dotson-Newman with four goals and two assists while Colleen Ahearn and Kelly Kammer have scored three goals apiece through 18 matches.  Courtney Hannel leads the team with three assists this season.  Katie Hawkins, Jen Kastner, Autumn Laidler, Claire Sharkey and goalkeeper turned forward Lindsey Deason have scored one goal each this season.

Checking Out the Golden Eagles
Marquette travels to Chicago with a 13-4 overall record after knocking off, UW-Milwaukee, 3-0, on Thursday night.  The Golden Eagles are in second place in Conference USA with a 7-2 league mark.

Kate Gordon leads the team with eight goals and four assists while Kristen Jensen has tallied three scores and six assists.  Marquette leads the all-time series, 5-0, including a 7-0 win last year in Milwaukee.

Injury Bug
Over the last three weeks, injuries have worked their way into the DePaul roster.  Goalkeeper Lindsey Deason ruptured a thumb tendon and will be unable to play in goal for the remainder of the season.  It is the same injury that has kept out goalkeeper Erica Keppel since the start of the season.  Deason may be able to play in the field, but will have surgery on the thumb.

Midfielder Kelly Kammer suffered strained ligaments and a torn meniscus in her knee and is out 4 - 6 weeks.  Christy Young suffered a concussion three weeks ago and is questionable for Saturday’s game against Marquette.

Last Time Out – Saint Louis 6, DePaul 0
The women's soccer team lost their final road match of the season, 6-0, last Sunday afternoon at Saint Louis.  The Billikens scored three times in each half as six different players found the net.

The Billikens peppered DePaul goalkeeper Lauren Geiger as they outshot the Blue Demons 15-2.  Anny Lucier, Jamie Perry and Ismahan Mohsen scored in the first period for Saint Louis.

The final three scores of the match came in the first six minutes of the second half as Erin Schwetye, Carrie Carlson and Shannon Myers found the net.

Honor Roll
For the first time in the program's history, two different players have been named C-USA Player of the Week in the same season.  Christy Young and Ogonnaya Dotson-Newman have earned league honors for the first two weeks of the season.  Kelly Kaiser took defensive honors once in 1998 and 1997.

Dotson-Newman earned league honors after scoring a goal in the 3-1 win over Valparaiso and assisting on two scores in the 3-0 victory over Wisconsin-Green Bay.  For the season, the junior college transfer has scored twice to go with the two assists.

Young was the offensive player of the week after scoring twice and adding an assist in DePaul's first two wins of the season over Indiana State and Western Illinois.  She has five goals and an assist in the five 2001 matches.

In addition to the league honors, senior Katie Hawkins was named to the Soccer America Team of the Week for Sept. 10-16.  She earned the honor after coming off the bench and scoring against IPFW.