BILLIKENS HOST SIUE IN LONE EXHIBITION GAME

 

WHEN: Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019 • 7 p.m. CDT

WHERE: Robert R. Hermann Stadium • St. Louis, Missouri

RECORDS: N/A

SLU-SIUE SERIES: SLU leads 5-1-1

LAST MEETING: at SLU 4, SIUE 0 (Aug. 26, 2018)  RECAP

UP NEXT FOR THE BILLIKENS: at Notre Dame • Thursday, Aug. 22 • 6 p.m. CDT  FULL 2019 SCHEDULE

NOTE: There will be no video stream or live stats for the SLU-SIUE game.

 

A LOOK AT THE BILLIKENS

• Saint Louis plays its only exhibition game of 2019 when the Billikens host SIUE Tuesday, Aug. 13, for a 7 p.m. Central first whistle.

The 29-member Billiken roster features 17 returning players and 12 newcomers (three transfers, nine true freshmen). Click here for the complete roster, and here for the 2018 final statistics.

Senior defender Alli Klug leads a group of seven returning starters. Klug garnered All-America (second team), first-team All-Region, first-team All-Conference and Atlantic 10 Conference Defensive Player of the Year plaudits for a second straight season in 2018.

Senior midfielder Courtney Reimer joined Klug on the All-Conference first team, and sophomore midfielder/forward Hannah Friedrich (school-record 30 points) was selected to the A-10 second team. Reimer and Friedrich collected second-team All-Region honors. Sophomore defender Isabel Burke joined Friedrich on the A-10 All-Rookie team.

Senior forward Alyssa Seitzer, senior midfielder Evie Lavelle and senior defender Emma Farley also return from last year’s first 11.

In addition, the Billikens welcome back sixth-year senior goalkeeper Mary Niehaus and junior defender/midfielder Brionna Halverson, both of whom missed 2018 due to injury. Niehaus is a two-time All-Region and first-team All-Conference performer, while Halverson made the 2017 A-10 All-Rookie squad.

Alli Klug was named to the MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List for a second consecutive year. Click here for more information.

SLU is coming off a 2018 campaign that saw the Bills win A-10 regular-season and tournament titles and make the program’s third NCAA Championship appearance. The Billikens registered school records of 18 total wins (18-4-1) and 10 regular-season conference victories (10-0-0).

Saint Louis’ 47 total victories over the past three seasons are the most in the A-10 and the most for the Billikens during any three-year stretch in program history. SLU’s 24 conference wins in that three-year period led the league and tied the program record.

The Billikens are 26-1-4 in their last 31 games on the home pitch of Robert R. Hermann Stadium, a stretch that dates to the final home game of the 2015 campaign. They were 10-0-1 at home a year ago.

Katie Shields will bring a 69-40-10 record into her seventh season as head coach when Saint Louis plays at Notre Dame in the season opener Thursday, Aug. 22, at 6 p.m. Central.

 

A LOOK AT THE COUGARS

SIUE dropped a 3-0 exhibition decision at Illinois State Aug. 10.

The 2019 Cougars were tabbed for a fourth-place finish in the Ohio Valley Conference after placing fifth last season. SIUE was 6-9-2 overall and 4-5-1 in the OVC a year ago.

Among the Cougars’ returning players is junior midfielder Andrea Frerker, a second-team All-Conference selection and SIUE’s leading scorer in 2018.