Utah State Soccer Release

Nov. 7, 2000

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Utah State ended its 2000 season with an overall record of 5-12, and a 3-5 mark in Big West action. USU tied with Cal State Fullerton for seventh place in the final conference standings. The Aggies had two athletes, seniors Jayme Gordy and Marnie Bartelson, rank among the Big West's top-20 individual scorers.


Utah State posted its most shutouts in a single season since the programs inauguration in 1996. USU shutout Nevada, Idaho, and Boise State behind the hands of senior goalkeeper Michaela Hawes.

USU finished in a three way tie for fourth in the Big West in total team offense averaging 1.3 points per game. The Aggies finished tied for seventh in total team defense, allowing 1.7 goals per game.

As a team the Aggies finished third in the USU record books for season goals (22), assists (13), points (57), and goalkeeper saves (97).

USU set a new school record for assists in a single match turning in five assists against Youngstown State on Sept. 23. In the same game Utah State scored the second most goals and points in a single game in school history. The Aggies had seven goals and 19 points on the day.

For the first time in school history Utah State defeated Big West foe Pacific. Previously the Aggies were 0-4 all-time in the series. USU won the game in double overtime when sophomore Jessica Ebner knocked in the game winning goal during the 115th minute.


Jayme Gordy (Cheyenne, Wyo.) leaves Utah State owning practically every title in the Utah State record books. She is the career record holder in goals (35), points (76), and shots (185) and ranks fourth on the career assists list (6). Gordy also holds four of the top five spots on the all-time season goal and shot lists, and owns three of the top five spots on the all-time season points list. This season Gordy led the team in goals (5) and shots (35) and tied with fellow senior Marnie Bartelson as the teams' point leader (10). Gordy tied for 12th among individual scorers in the Big West averaging .67 points per game. Gordy also tied for seventh in the confernece in goals scored and 11th in points on the season.

Marnie Bartelson (Coupeville, Wash.) concluded her career tied with three other athletes as the schools all-time assists leader (7). She is also ranked third on the Aggies all-time career-goal list (11) and tied for second on the career points list (29). Bartelson is tied with teammate Brigid Turner as the schools' record holder for goals and points scored in a single game with three and seven, respectively. In the Big West Bartelson finished 13th among individual scorers averaging .59 points per game. She is also tied for 10th in goals scored (4) and 11th in points on the season in the final conference standings.

Ashley Cracroft (West Valley, Utah) ended her career at Utah State tied with three other athletes as USU's all-time career-assists leader, tallying seven assists throughout her four-year career. She tied with teammate Ally Clegg as the 2000 season assists leader notching four. Cracroft also ranks fourth on the career shots list (55) and is tied for fifth on the career points list (17). Cracroft finished tied for fourth in the Big West in assists on the year.

Michaela Hawes (St. George, Utah) played 1104 minutes and recorded 65 saves in her final season at Utah State. Hawes finished her career at USU ranked second in career minutes (3549) and saves (216). She also posted the Aggies best ever career GAA (1.83) and owns USU's top three season GAA's. Hawes leaves as Utah State's career and season leader in shutouts with five and three, respectively.

Heather Cox (Draper, Utah) was the only senior to start and play in every game since her arrival in 1997. Cox has been the Aggies top defender for the past four years earning second-team all-Big West honors as a freshman and honorable mention accolades after her junior campaign. Cox recorded one goal and three assists on 22 shots during her career at Utah State.

Carrie Niederhauser (Fruit Heights, Utah) finished her career at USU with a eight career goals and 17 career points. Her totals rank her fifth on the both USU's career goal and point lists.


Freshman Ally Clegg (Bountiful, Utah) was the only freshman to start all 17 games for Utah State this season. Clegg tied with Marnie Bartelson as the teams season assists leader (4). She also ranked third on the team in points, recording eight (2 goals, 4 assists).

Sophomores Jessica Ebner (Taylorsville, Utah) and Katie Seaman (Taylorsville, Utah) both recorded game-winning goals for the Aggie this season. Ebner scored in double overtime to defeat Pacific 2-1, and Seaman scored the Utah State's lone goal in its 1-0 win over Idaho.



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