Four Ladies Named First-Team All-Mid-Con
Thursday, November 4, 2004

ELMHURST, Ill. - Four Centenary women’s soccer players earned First-Team All-Mid-Continent Conference accolades, representing one third of the players selected.  Senior Mindi Levinski and junior Sam Savage were honored for the second consecutive year, while junior Lindsay Stafford and freshman Tara Sageser are both first time recipients, with Sageser also being named Newcomer of the Year.


            Levinski became the Ladies’ all-time assists leader this season, amassing six on the year to surpass Krista Camplen (1993-96).  She has also scored six goals on the year, including the game-winner against Grambling, and is second in team scoring with 18 points.  Levinski was named Mid-Con Co-Offensive Player of the Week for October 11.


            Stafford also set a Centenary record in 2004 as she collected 117 saves, passing her own school-best of 109 in 2003.  She is responsible for 13 of the Ladies 14 wins, and has posted six shutouts this year.  Stafford was named Mid-Con Defensive Player of the Week three times for August 30, October 4, and October 25.


            Sageser made an immediate impact for Centenary this year, scoring at the 1:12 mark in her first collegiate match.  She led the Ladies in scoring, compiling 23 points off 10 goals and three assists.  Her five game-winning goals this season are third-most in a season by a Centenary player.  Sageser was also named Mid-Con Co-Offensive Player of the Week for September 13.


            Savage anchored the Ladies’ defensive line, serving as a catalyst for a team that recorded seven shutouts on the year.  Her presence in back helped ensure that Centenary opponents shot a mere .096 against the Ladies.  Offensively, Savage’s lone goal came in the waning minutes against Nicholls State, pushing the match into overtime and an eventual victory for Centenary.


            The Ladies play Valparaiso on Friday in the first round of the Mid-Con tournament in Rochester, MI.  Centenary defeated the Crusaders 1-0 at home on October 1.