Bolstered by a strong recruiting class and the return of several key players, the 2013 GSAC women's soccer season looks to be exciting and competitive.
The Vanguard women's soccer team looks to repeat as GSAC Champion in the 2013 season. After going undefeated in conference play and winning the GSAC tournament, the Lions advanced to the quarterfinal round in the 2012 NAIA Women's Soccer National Tournament. Although the team lost three All-GSAC players to graduation, including two second-team All-Americans, GSAC Player of the Year Jordan Davidson returns along with All-GSAC goalie Lauren Terry. Last year, Davidson, a senior forward, tallied 18 goals and 10 assists, while junior Terry recorded 9 shutouts with 46 saves. GSAC Coach of the Year Randy Dodge has added nine new players, including 5 transfer students with collegiate playing experience.
Westmont, which finished in second last season, will challenge Vanguard for the top spot. The Warriors have lost a first-team and a second-team All-American, but return two All-GSAC players Allison Hensley, a senior defender, and Lindsey Smith, a senior goalkeeper. Biola, which finished third in conference play and advanced to the tournament championship game, will not have the services of last year's leading scorer. However, the Eagles will work to gain the top spot with returning senior defenders Morgan Aukshunas and Michelle Andre along with junior goalie Briana Williams, who recorded a 0.87 goals against average last year. Biola also added two transfer students and eight freshman players.
To see more information about women's soccer, including standings, schedule, rosters and statistics, go to GSAC Women's Soccer.