Men's Soccer 1999 Archive

Overall: 9-8-1
MIAC: 5-4-1 (4th)

Roster | Results | Stats

The men’s team finished off the year with a record of 9-8-1, and 5-4-1 in the MIAC, which was good enough for fourth place. The men were led in scoring by junior Jake Valento (8 goals, 2 assists, 18 points), and first-year players Eric Carl (5 goals, 4 assists, 14 points) and Keith Thomas (4 goals, 4 assists, 12 points. Coach Larry Zelenz's squad faced a very demanding schedule which included a 3-1 loss to eventual national champion Wheaton and close defeats to NCAA Tournament squads from Colorado College, St. Olaf and Macalester. Senior midfielder Greg Holker and junior defender Scott Crowell were named to the all-conference team. Mike Orr, a junior midfielder, received All-MIAC honorable mention honors.


GK 1 Ross Smith SO GK Mound, Minn./Wayzata
2 Pierce Harrington SO D St. Louis Park, Minn.
3 Adam MacLeod-Roth FY D Minneapolis, Minn./South
4 Ryan Meulemans JR D Oshkosh, Wisc./West
5 Stanislav Ler SO F Minneapolis, Minn./Storm Lake, Ia.
6 Scott Crowell JR MF Lakeville, Minn./Burnsville
7 Tyler Wenkus SO MF Minnetonka, Minn.
9 Evan Molde JR F Portage, Mich./Northern
10 Tyler Purdy SR F Orono, Minn
11 Greg Holker * SR MF Burnsville, Minn
12 Lance Eriksen SO SW Apple Valley, Minn.
13 Ryan Kath SO D St. Paul, Minn./Mounds View
14 Maxwell Beers FY F Albert Lea, Minn.
15 Keith Thomas FY F/MF Mahtomedi, Minn.
16 Brett Manning SO F Coon Rapids, Minn.
17 Mike Orr JR MF Sioux Falls, So. Dak./Lincoln
18 Andrew Thul JR D Savage, Minn./Burnsville
19 Jacob Valento JR F Blaine, Minn.
20 Steven Murray SO SW Eden Prairie, Minn.
21 Eric Carl FY F/MF Apple Valley, Minn.
22 Bryan Rolfes SO F/MF St. Paul, Minn./Cretin-Derham Hall
23 Mitchell Harrison SO MF Platteville, Wisc
33 Robb Pottle SR GK St. Paul, Minn./St. Paul Academy
Head Coach: Larry Zelenz (14th season)
Asst. Coach: Mark Hiemenz (1st season)

* Captain

Scores and Schedule

Date Opponent Time
Sept. 1 Martin Luther College W 6-1
Sept. 3 BELOIT W 1-0
Sept. 6 SIMPSON L 1-2 (OT)
Sept. 12 VITERBO W 1-0 (OT)
Sept. 15 Luther College W 1-0
Sept. 22 St. Olaf College L 0-1
Sept. 25 CONCORDIA W 2-1
Sept. 28 St. Mary’s University W 1-0
Oct. 1 St. John’s University L 0-1
Oct. 2 WHEATON L 1-3
Oct. 6 Bethel College L 1-3
Oct. 9 CARLETON T 1-1
Oct. 16 ST. THOMAS W 2-1
Oct. 20 Hamline University W 4-1
Oct. 22 Colorado College L 1-3
Oct. 24 University of Colorado L 1-5
Oct. 30 AUGSBURG W 3-0

Home games are shown in uppercase.