BILLIKEN FIELD HOCKEY:
at Indiana (Exhibition)
WHEN: Friday, August 18,
WHERE: Bloomington, Ind.
LIVE STATS: http://www.sidearmstats.com/indiana/fhockey/
vs. Lindenwood (Exhibition)
WHEN: Saturday, August 19,
WHERE: Sportport International • Maryland Heights, Mo.
LIVE STATS: http://statb.us/b/183938
A LOOK AT THE BILLIKENS
• Saint Louis opens the 2017 season with an intrasquad scrimmage on August 12 at noon.
• The Billikens return 78% of their scoring from last years team.
• SLU returns the top two scorers from last season: Molly Feid (5G, 5A) and Carly Kissinger (4G, 5A).
• In addition to the returners, the Billikens welcome several newcomers to the 2017 team.
• Both of the Saint Louis goalies are freshmen: Bailey Foreman and Lillian Cossetto.
• Saint Louis boasts five international students on the 2017 roster: Julia Bakker (Netherlands), Lillian Cossetto (Australia), Micaela Diaz (Argentina), Noor Kalf (Netherlands) and Fleur Maarse (Belgium)
• The Billikens are led by head coach Danielle Baumgardner, who enters her second season. She is assisted by former Northwestern standout Dominique Masters, who is in her first season as assistant coach.
A LOOK AT INDIANA
• The Hoosiers return Taylor Pearson (8G, 3A) and Maddie Latino (3G, 8A) to lead the IU attack.
• In goal, redshirt senior Katie Johnson is expected to start after starting the final two contests last season.
• The 2016 Hoosiers finished the season 8-12 with a 3-5 mark in Big Ten play. They advanced to the Big Ten Quarterfinals before falling to Penn State.
• IU is led by head coach Amanda Janney who is in her third season at the helm of the Hoosiers.
A LOOK AT LINDENWOOD
• The 2016 Lions were 16-3 overall (a school record) with a 7-1 mark in the ECAC. They won the ECAC tournament, and are picked to repeat in 2017 per the ECAC coaches poll.
• Lindenwood returns ECAC Defensive Player of the Year Nicole Johnston and ECAC Goalie of the Year Skylar Starbeck.
• Also among the returners are All-ECAC performers Greta Banholzer and Caro Theunisz.
• Head coach Sarah Johnson enters her seventh season with Lindenwood. She has won 36 contests over the past three years.