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  LMC Overall
EC* 8-0 14-5
LC^ 6-1-1 14-5-2
CUW 5-2-1 9-11-1
DU 4-3-1 8-10-1
MC 4-4 9-8-1
WLC 3-4-1 7-12-2
MBBC 2-4-2 7-10-2
MSOE 1-7 4-17
AC 0-8 2-16

as of 11/09/2005
*LMC Champions
^Tournament Champs


Play-In, 10/27
#8 MSOE 2, #9 AC 0

Quarterfinals, 10/29
#1 EC 1, #8 MSOE 0
#2 LC 1, #7 MBBC 0
#3 CUW 4, #6 WLC 0
#4 DU 3, #5 MC 2

Semifinals, 11/2
#4 DU 2, #1 EC 1
#2 LC 1, #3 CUW 0

Championship, 11/5
#2 LC 2, #4 DU 0


SHEBOYGAN, Wis. -- David Madsen, a standout college soccer player and the top assistant at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, is Lakeland College’s new head men’s and women’s soccer coach.

“I am very excited about the opportunity to coach the men’s and women’s soccer teams at Lakeland College,” Madsen said. “The men’s team is in a good position to compete right away, and the women’s team is a proven winner. Both teams have a lot of positives to build off from the past few years, and I look forward to the chance to establish the Lakeland soccer program as an annual contender as we enter a new athletic conference this coming fall.”

Madsen spent the last three seasons as an assistant coach for the men’s and women’s soccer programs at his alma mater, UW-Whitewater. In addition to the field players, Madsen also worked with the goalkeepers extensively.

“We had a number of qualified candidates, but David stood out as a coach that knows what it takes to be competitive at the Division III level,” said Lakeland Athletic Director Jane Bouche. “The new conference we are joining includes a number of great soccer programs, and David will help both our programs be among the new league’s elite.”

As a player for the Warhawks, Madsen was a four-year starter as a goalkeeper, and helped lead the program to three NCAA tournament appearances (1999, 2001 and 2002) which all finished in the round of sixteen. Madsen was an All-Region performer in 2002 and compiled a career goals against average of 0.92 in 59 games.

--January 26, 2006-- [Complete release provided by Lakeland College Sports Information Department]


RIVER FOREST, Ill. -- Dominican University’s David Niederholtmeyer (Washington, MO) and Mayra Camacho (Summit, IL) made national history this week when they became the first male and female soccer players from the same NCAA Division III institution to lead the nation in goals per game. The NCAA released the information on Tuesday, announcing that Niederholtmeyer topped the men’s soccer list with a 1.30 goals-per-game average and Camacho led the women’s field with 1.42 goals per game.

Beyond his nation’s best 1.30 goals per game, Niederholtmeyer also topped the nation at 3.50 points per game and tied for the national lead with 1.00 assists per game, again a first at the Division III level. Niederholtmeyer received First Team All-America honors from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and the Lake Michigan Conference (LMC) named him the Player of the Year.

Camacho, a freshman, finished the season with 27 goals and 5 assists in 19 games to give her 59 points in her first season with the Stars. Her 3.11 points-per-game average ranked eighth in the nation. The LMC coaches voted Camacho as Co-Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year after an outstanding freshman campaign.

The Stars also had three other freshman soccer players finish in the top 10 in individual statistical rankings. For the men’s soccer program, Matt Kochanowski (Arlington Heights, IL) finished fifth in the nation in both goals per game (1.05 gpg) and points per game (2.45 ppg) while Plamen Pamukov (Addison, IL) finished fifth in the nation in assists per game (0.75 apg). Pamukov and Kochanowski were each named to the NSCAA All-Central (North) Region team. Pamukov joined Niederholtmeyer on the First Team while Kochanowski joined Elvin Perez (Chicago, IL) and George Fleps (Roselle, IL) on the Second Team.

For the women, Jenny Pacheco (Summit, IL) finished tenth in the nation in assists per game (0.68 apg). Pacheco and Camacho were both named to the LMC All-Rookie Team as members of the first recruiting class brought in by first-year head coach Jeff Halsema (Carpentersville, IL). They led the Stars to a second-place finish in the LMC Tournament and the team’s best overall record since 2000 at 8-10-1.

--January 11, 2006-- [Complete release provided by Dominican University's Sports Information Department]


SHEBOYGAN, Wis. -- Marc Colwell, Lakeland College’s head men’s and women’s soccer coach for the past five seasons, has resigned his position with the Muskies to pursue an opportunity in his hometown of South Bend, Ind., outside of coaching.

Colwell completed his career at Lakeland leading the women’s soccer team to the Lake Michigan Conference Tournament championship and its second-ever NCAA appearance this past fall, and guiding the men to a tie for third place in the Lake Michigan Conference.

“I had a great opportunity and a great run here and I really appreciated being able to do it,” Colwell said. “It was just time for me to get back to where I’m from with family and friends. I am really excited about the challenge of a new job opportunity.”

Colwell finished with an overall record of 35-49-13 and 15-13-7 in the LMC with the men’s program, 69-33-3 overall and 31-6-1 LMC with the women.

--December 8, 2005-- [Complete release provided by Lakeland College Sports Information Department]


GRINNELL, Iowa -- The Lakeland women’s soccer team led early, but host Grinnell battled back and beat the Muskies 3-1 in the first round of the NCAA Division III Tournament. Both teams battled through rough conditions, as winds gusted to 40 miles per hour.

The Muskies, who finish the season 14-5-2, pressured Grinnell in the opening seven minutes of the game, and scored off a corner kick. Team captain and senior Briana Plautz’s corner kick was controlled by sophomore Marie Reynolds, who passed to senior Ann Lehecka for a shot that slipped under the cross bar for her eighth goal of the season and an early 1-0 lead for Lakeland. The Pioneers tied the game just two minutes later when senior Rachel Moskowitz’s corner kick was taken by freshman Rebecca Mackenzie, who scored on a header past a diving Alli Weiss, Lakeland’s junior goalie.

--November 9, 2005-- [Complete Release provided by Lakeland College Sports Information Department]


MADISON, Wis. -- The 2005 All-Lake Michigan Conference men's and women's soccer awards have been released. The awards were voted on by their respective head coaches.

The Dominican University Stars men's team won the player, rookie and coach of the year awards after capturing the 2005 LMC title, going 7-0 in conference play. Player of the Year David Niederholtmeyer (Washington, Mo.) led the LMC in points (4.57 ppg), goals (1.86 gpg), and assists (0.86 apg). LMC Rookie of the Year Matt Kochanowski (Arlington Heights, Ill.) was second in the conference in points (2.86 ppg), goals (1.14 gpg), and third in assists (0.57 apg). Erick Baumann was voted 2005 LMC Coach of the Year by his peers, leading the Stars to their fourth consecutive trip to the NCAA Division III tournament.

On the women's side, Edgewood College's Amanda Rhyner (Delavan, Wis.) and Dominican's Mayra Camacho (Summit, Ill.) were voted Co-Players of the Year. Rhyner was third in the conference in both points per game (3.00) and goals per game (1.38). Camacho, also named LMC Rookie of the Year, led the league in points per game (4.50) and goals per game (2.00), while helping her team advance to their first LMC tournament championship game. Tim Alexander was named LMC Coach of the Year after leading Edgewood to their ninth LMC championship.

--November 9, 2005--  [2005 Men's Soccer Awards | 2005 Women's Soccer Awards]


INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- The NCAA Division III Women's Soccer Committee announced the field of 60 teams for the 2005 NCAA Division III Women's Soccer Championship this morning. Lake Michigan Conference automatic qualifier Lakeland College (14-4-2) will travel to Grinnell, Iowa to face Grinnell College (13-3-2), the Midwest Conference automatic qualifier.

The first round game will take place this Wednesday, Nov. 9 at the Varsity Soccer Field, located north of 10th Avenue in Grinnell. The game, which marks the first-ever meeting between the Pioneers and Muskies, will start at 1pm. Tickets will be available at the field, and prices are $6 for general admission, $3 for students and seniors, and $2 for children (ages 3-12).

Lakeland makes its second trip to the national tournament, its first coming in 2003, losing to Washington University (Mo.) in the first round. The Muskies finished second on the LMC regular season standings, are currently riding an 11-game unbeaten streak and a 10-game win streak.

--November 7, 2005-- [Tournament Bracket]


SHEBOYGAN, Wis. -- The Lakeland College women's soccer team defeated Dominican University, 2-0, in the 2005 Lake Michigan Conference women's soccer tournament championship this afternoon. Laura Engel and Amy Christenson scored a goal a piece for the Muskies (14-4-2), giving them their third conference tournament championship in the last four years.

Goalkeeper Alli Weiss recorded her thirteenth shutout of the season and recorded four saves. Lakeland's defense held Dominican (8-10-1) to just eight shots, and four shots on goal.

Lakeland receives the Lake Michigan Conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Division III tournament, which begins this Wednesday. This will be Lakeland's second trip to the NCAA tournament, as their first came in 2003 when they lost to Washington University (Mo.) in the first round.

--November 5, 2005--


MADISON, Wis. -- The postseason for the Lake Michigan Conference soccer teams will kick-off this Thursday, October 27 with the women's play-in game at Uihlein Soccer Park in Milwaukee. The eighth seeded Raiders of Milwaukee School of Engineering (3-15, 1-7 LMC) host the ninth seeded Inferno of Alverno College (2-15, 0-8) at 7pm. The winner will advance to the women's quarterfinals on Saturday.

Edgewood College (13-4, 8-0), the No. 1 seed and conference champion, will host the play-in winner at Breese Stevens Field at 1pm. Second seed Lakeland College (10-4-2, 6-1-1) hosts seventh seed Maranatha Baptist Bible College (7-9-2, 2-4-2) on the Lakeland campus in Sheboygan with a 2pm kick-off. Defending tournament champion Concordia University (8-10-1, 5-2-1), the No. 3 seed, hosts No. 6 seed Wisconsin Lutheran College (7-10-2, 3-4-1) in Mequon at 1pm. In the fourth quarterfinal game No. 4 Dominican University (6-8-1, 4-3-1) hosts No. 5 Marian College (9-7-1, 4-4) on the Dominican West Campus Field in River Forest, Ill. at 1pm.

The women's semifinals will take place on Wednesday, November 2 at the higher remaining seeds. The tournament championship game is scheduled for Saturday, November 5 at the highest remaining seed. The tournament champion will be the Lake Michigan Conference's automatic qualifier to the NCAA Division III tournament.

The men's tournament kicks-off with quarterfinal games taking place this Friday, October 28. LMC Champion and No. 1 seed Dominican University (15-1, 7-0), currently ranked No. 12 in the nation, will host eighth seeded Marian College (4-11-2, 1-5-1) on the Dominican West Campus Filed at 2pm. Second seeded Edgewood College (9-8, 5-2), the defending tournament champion, will host No. 7 Wisconsin Lutheran College (6-11-1, 1-5-1) at Breese Stevens Field in Madison at 7pm. Lakeland College (5-7-4, 3-1-3), the No. 3 seed, hosts sixth seeded Maranatha Baptist Bible College (4-11-3, 1-5-1) in Sheboygan at 2pm. In the final quarterfinal game No. 4 Concordia University (9-4-4, 4-2-1) hosts No. 5 Milwaukee School of Engineering (3-9-3, 2-4-1) at 3pm on the Concordia campus in Mequon.

The men's semifinal games will take place next Tuesday, November 1 at the higher remaining seeds. The championship game will be played on Friday, November 4 at the highest remaining seed. The tournament champion will be the Lake Michigan Conference's automatic qualifier to the NCAA Division III tournament.

--October 25, 2005--


MADISON, Wis. --
The Edgewood College women's soccer team clinched the 2005 Lake Michigan Conference title with a 3-2 overtime win versus defending champion Concordia University (7-10-1, 5-2-1 LMC) at Breese Stevens Field.

Erika Thompson (Waukesha, Wis.) scored the game-winner 5:23 into the overtime period to clinch the 2005 championship for the Eagles (12-4, 7-0). This marks the Eagles' ninth championship, and first since 2001.

--October 19, 2005--


Concordia University is a slight favorite, and picked to repeat as LMC champions, according to the 2005 LMC Women's Soccer Preseason Coaches Poll. The Falcons (14-7-1, 6-0-1 in 2004) claimed six first place votes and 75 points, to edge by the Eagles of Edgewood College (13-6-2, 5-1-1) who were selected second with 73 points and two first place votes. Lakeland College (12-8, 6-1) was tabbed third with 59 points, while Marian College (7-10, 4-3) fifth, with 50 points, and the remaining first place vote. Wisconsin Lutheran College (7-10-2, 2-4-1) rounds out the top five with 47 points.

LMC-newcomer Dominican University (6-12-1) tallied 36 points for #6, while Milwaukee School of Engineering (7-10-2, 2-4-1) had 30 points for #7. Maranatha Baptist Bible College (7-13, 1-6) is picked eight with 24 points, and Alverno College (3-15, 0-7) is ninth with nine points.

  2005 LMC Soccer Media Guide  --September 1, 2005--


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