College Snap Shot: Bethany Lutheran
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Where the team finished last year
Bethany Lutheran finished last season with a record of 7-11-0 overall (5-7-0 conference), which put them 6th in the DIII Upper Midwest Athletic Conference. But several returning All Conference performers give the squad a solid outlook for 2018.
Any awards the team won (all conference, all region, etc)
- Nicole Moldstand (All UMAC) – 10g, 8a. Also made the All-Region team.
- Madison Perry (All UMAC, 2nd Team) – 6g. 1a. Started all 18 games as a freshman.
- Sadie Sandersfeld (All UMAC, Honorable Mention) – Started all 18 games a freshman defender.
From Head Coach Derick Lyngholm:
Describe the way you like the team to play:
We like to play a tough-nosed, fair game that focuses on playing simple in the back and take calculated risks up front
Talk about the type of players you bring in (location, experience, etc)
We like players who thrive in small, close-knit situations. We believe in a team first mentality and players the are well-rounded both on and off the field.
Who are some key returning players?
Maddie Perry is a sophomore forward for us who scored six goals as a freshman and earned 2nd team All-UMAC, Sarah Paul and Sadie Sandersfeld are also All-UMAC defenders for us as well.
Who could be some new contributors?
We have brought in 8 new players for this year, highlighted by the return of Jessica Berlinger, a former starting center back to the team
How can people follow your team? (game streams, local media, etc)
Everything you want to know about our program can be found at blcvikings.com and @BLCWSoccer on Twitter.
Anything else you’d add?
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