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MEQUON, Wis. -- A combination of experience, leadership, and talent has CUW women's soccer head coach Ryan Middendorf more excited than nervous heading into the 2011 campaign.
Middendorf, entering his ninth season at the helm, added a slew of new faces to this year's roster including transfers Ashley Apazeller (West Bend West) from UW-Milwaukee and Laurin Herber (Warren, Ind.) from the University of St. Francis (Fort Wayne, Ind.).
On the offensive side of the ball, CUW shouldn't skip a beat with the return of the 5-foot-6 junior midfielder Lauren Straehler (Pewaukee, Wis.). As a sophomore, Straehler led the Falcons in points (34) and goals (16), which ranked in the top-10 among Northern Athletics Conference players.
A year ago the Falcons closed the regular season with four Northern Athletics Conference victories to finish with 11 wins - their 13th double-digit winning season in program history and seventh under Middendorf. CUW's 7-4-1 NAC record earned itself a fifth-seed, which they turned into an opening round 1-0 victory over MSOE. The Falcon season ended after a loss to NCAA qualifier Aurora University.
With a strong non-conference schedule featuring defending WIAC Co-Champion UW-Whitewater slated to open the Falcons season, this year's team is looking for another successful campaign. A benefit to CUW's conference portion of the schedule is that the Falcons will have home contests against NAC regular season and tournament champion Aurora University, while also hosting Edgewood College and MSOE- teams that finished above the Falcons a season ago in the standings.
December 27, 2011 Offense ranked among the best in nation
December 13, 2011 Straehler, Apazeller earn NSCAA all-region honors
November 9, 2011 Straehler leads five Women’s Soccer all-conference honorees
October 30, 2011 Women’s Soccer season ends in quarterfinals of NAC Tournament
October 26, 2011 Falcons and Titan women’s soccer play to 1-1 double overtime draw
October 22, 2011 Falcon women edge Dominican 3-2 in double overtime
October 18, 2011 Women’s Soccer drops NAC contest at Marian
October 15, 2011 Women’s Soccer races past WLC 6-0
October 11, 2011 Brehmer records hat trick, Women’s Soccer downs St. Norbert
October 8, 2011 Falcon women hold off Benedictine soccer 3-2
October 4, 2011 Women’s Soccer defeats Edgewood
October 3, 2011 Women's Soccer hosts Edgewood Tuesday in NAC contest
October 1, 2011 Women’s Soccer downed by high scoring Aurora on Family Weekend
September 29, 2011 Middendorf’s booters host powerful Aurora Saturday
September 28, 2011 Women’s Soccer drops first NAC contest to MSOE
September 27, 2011 Women’s Soccer looks for sixth-straight NAC victory Wednesday
September 24, 2011 Brehmer Scores Four Goals to Lead Women’s Soccer to NAC Victory
September 23, 2011 Women’s Soccer Hosts NAC Foe Alverno College on Saturday
September 20, 2011 Falcon kickers beat Lakeland 5-1
September 17, 2011 Straehler Records Hat Trick, Women’s Soccer Blanks Concordia Chicago
September 16, 2011 Falcon women’s soccer is 2-0 in the NAC
September 14, 2011 Carthage Edges Women’s Soccer 2-0
September 10, 2011 Lake Forest defeats Falcon booters in double OT 2-1
September 6, 2011 Women’s Soccer Opens NAC Play at Rockford
September 6, 2011 Women’s Soccer Cruises to NAC Victory
September 1, 2011 UW-Whitewater hands CUW soccer women 5-1 defeat
August 31, 2011 Women’s Soccer Opens CUW Sports Season
August 27, 2011 Anacker Stepping Out Of the Shadows
August 23, 2011 Women’s Soccer Picked Fifth in NAC Preseason Poll
August 19, 2011 Women’s Soccer Opens Practice with Intensity
July 20, 2011 Women’s Soccer 2011 Season Preview