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Women’s Soccer 1998

1998 Women’s Soccer Team

The Willamette University 1998 women’s soccer team was the first Bearcat squad to reach an NCAA Division III Final Four. The Bearcats achieved an overall record of 19-1-4, won the Northwest Conference championship with a 14-0-2 record, and went 3-1 in the NCAA Tournament.

The Bearcats set a school record with 23 consecutive wins or ties before losing in the Final Four. Willamette also set records by earning a 0.38 goals against average, achieving 15 shutouts, and allowing only 10 goals all season. 

Members of the 1998 Willamette University Women’s Soccer Team

  • Rachel (Alenduff) Albers
  • Robin (Heard) Buckingham
  • Dana (Christopherson) Carmichael
  • Rebecca (Esterly) Contos
  • Heather Ebert
  • Jennifer Frankel-Reed
  • Kathryn (Privette) Hackney
  • Natalie (Flindt) Hanson
  • Katherine (Edmonds) Hartman
  • Karen (Heaston) Helms
  • Ashley Holmer
  • Jenna (Ward) Lane
  • Jennifer (Bellone) Larson
  • Erin Moore
  • Amy (Morris) Sanderl
  • Robin Schroeder
  • Jill Stratton
  • Elizabeth (Heaston) Thompson
  • Araya (Parrish) Williams
  • Head Coach:  Jim Tursi
  • Assistant Coach:  Scott Newman
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