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Montana’s offensive push was led by junior midfielder Jodi Campbell’s hat trick. Her first goal came at the 10:20 mark, the second at 29:23 and the third at 33:05.

Jul 28 - The Sounders opened the new Seahawks Stadium with a 4-1 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps. Andrew Gregor was the first professional player to score a goal in the stadium.

In the first half of a double header in the new Seahawks Stadium, the Sounders Select Women turned in an exciting performance, beating the Vancouver Breakers 4-3 after extra time. Jodi Campbell opened the scoring in the second minute and closed it with a golden goal three minutes into extra time

Jodi Campbell

SOCCER RESUME’

 

 

PLAYER EXPERIENCE:

 

 

2003 ~ Heibeirian Saints (PCSL Women’s League)

 

2002 - Seattle Sounder Women          

 

1997 ~2000 - Division I University of Montana (Coach Betsy Duerksen):         

 

HIGHLIGHTS:           

 

2000- MVP of Big Sky  Conference                                                                

Buzz All-Region Team/ First Team All-                                    

Conference/ All Big Sky Conference                                                    

Tournament/ Captains Award

 

1999 - First Team All-Conference/ All Big Sky                                   

Conference Tournament

 

1997- Big Sky Conference All-                                                              

Tournament Team /

 

 

ACADEMIC:  All-Big Sky Honors

 

 

1989 - 1997 – Emerald City Select, FC (Coaches Walter King, Dave Russell, Dan Henry, Sasha Shefts)

 

1993 - 1997 - Shorecrest High School (Coach Teddy Mitalis)

 

1993 – 1997 – Olympic Development Program

 

COACHING EXPERIENCE:

 

2002 – Seattle Sounders Soccer Camp Coach; coached girls ages 8 – 11 years old.  Taught ball control skills, including correct trapping, passing, dribbling and shooting techniques.

 

2000:  U of Montana Residential Soccer Camp Coach; coached girls ages 14 – 18 years technical and tactical skills to improve both their ability to read the game and their individual soccer skills.

 

1998:  U of Montana Soccer Day Camp Coach; coached youth ages 5 – 18 years old both technical and tactical skills.

 

1995–1997: Personal Trainer for two youth players looking to develop their skills.  I taught correct dribbling, passing, shooting, juggling, trapping and defensive skills on a weekly basis.

Senior soccer players prepare to head in different directions

Jesse Zentz
Montana Kaimin
 

For Montana's five senior soccer players, it won't be the wins that will be most memorable. Instead, it will be the friendships and experiences surrounding the games that will stay with them longest.

That seems hard to believe.

Because since the first time Glenna Ryan, Shannon Forslund, Jodi Campbell, Natalie Hiller and Kristina Preiser donned the maroon and silver, Montana has emerged victorious 55 times.

That is a lot of wins.

Cassie Eliasson/Kaimin


UM loses five seniors to graduation this season. Clockwise, from top left, Shannon Forslund, Kristina Preiser, Jodi Campbell, Natalie Hiller and Glenna Ryan have helped lead the Griz to the regular season title.

The fivesome also played an important role in Montana's first-ever trip to the NCAA Championship tournament last season.

But after this season, the wins, the championships and the little stories will just be a collection of memories.

Where they take those memories, however, varies dramatically with each player.

Ryan will head to Chile next semester as an exchange student. Although she admits playing soccer at Montana has been an experience she will never be able to replace, she is excited to experience the things she couldn't while playing.

Campbell plans on taking advantage of a little free time. She recently bought a snowboard and can't wait to take it up on the slopes for the first time. She also plans to travel, but still isn't set on a career.

"I'm just so excited to do things I couldn't do while playing soccer," she said.

Hiller and Preiser will likely keep their memories with them in Montana. Hiller, a graduate of Missoula Big Sky High School, is happy in Missoula and doesn't plan on leaving. She would like to get her degree and possibly coach soccer somewhere.

"I love Missoula. I never want to leave," she said.

Hiller said having the opportunity to play college soccer in her home town was very important.


"I have had people backing me up all the way from high school through college," she said. "My high school coach was able to watch me play in college, and I know that was very important to him. Being able to stay here and play meant a lot."

While Hiller is a Montana native, Preiser is looking to become a resident. Preiser, who is from Illinois, transferred from Iowa State University in 1997.

The rugged beauty of Montana won her heart and stifled any plans for leaving. She wants to gain residency and eventually coach, but she hasn't left out the possibility of playing soccer beyond college.

"I just think its pretty cool to know that there are opportunities out there to play if I choose to," she said.

When Forslund leaves Montana, she won't be leaving soccer. She has hopes of eventually competing on a women's professional soccer team. Her memories will be taken to fields elsewhere, where she will likely wow crowds with her athleticism.

While Forslund is excited about the opportunity to continue playing, she won't forget the memories of Griz soccer.

"I'll remember the bigger picture rather than just individual games," she said. "The friends I have and things I have learned at Montana are priceless. Those are hard things to replace. I'm definitely going to miss playing in such a supportive community, where people really are there for you all the time."

Head coach Besty Duerksen said Forslund is one of the best athletes she has ever coached. She has been a threat on defense and offense all four years at Montana, and has been an all-conference selection every year.

Duerksen will miss Forslund's athleticsm as much as she will miss Ryan's.

Ryan arrived at the University of Montana in 1996 as a walk-on and sat out her freshman season. She soon earned a scholarship and started 11 of 16 games in 1997. Her success is a product of her determination.

Duerksen said, "Glenna has such a big heart, and she works so hard. She also is a very good person and deserves everything she has worked for."

Ryan may be excited about taking off to Chile next year, but admits that she will miss Grizzly soccer. The goofing around on team trips and other travel experiences will always be something she remembers.

"I'm going to miss being part of a team and working with a group of people who are all out there for the same thing," she said.

Campbell echoed Ryan's remarks and said it will be difficult not always having the team around.

"Training together every day, and having a plan will be difficult to substitute," she said. "It's awesome when you're out there with 20 other people, and you're all working hard and going through exactly the same thing."

Duerksen said Campbell has always had amazing heart and determination, something that has made her a consistent play maker. She is ranked on Montana's all-time lists in all three major offensive categories, assists, goals and points. This season Campbell has nine assists, which is one better than the number she tallied in the three previous seasons.

A major part of having a successful program is having athletes who understand the importance teamwork and unselfishness. These are two qualities Duerksen said Preiser exudes. She said Preiser's willingness to put the team before herself is something that she hopes all of her athletes have learned from her.

"Teammates are the most important thing," Preiser said. "I am never going to forget the relationships I have with my teammates. I couldn't ask for more."

All five seniors hope they leave a good impression on the players who will continue their own careers as Grizzlies.

"All of the seniors possess a good work rate and a lot of heart," Forslund said. "Hopefully those things rub off on the other players. This program developed us into good people, not just good players, and I think that will continue."

To the victor goes the spoils.

And right now the UM soccer team is grabbing all the spoils. Six Grizzlies garnered all-conference selections along with senior Jodi Campbell picking up the conference offensive MVP.

Joining Campbell on the all-conference first team was junior forward Heather Olson and senior midfielder Shannon Forslund. Freshman forward Amy Wronski and senior defender Kerri Houck were named to the second team while freshman Nikki Bolstad was named honorable mention.

Campbell, who hails from Seattle, was second in the league in assists with 11 and she also scored five goals, four of which were game winners. It was the second year in a row Campbell was named to first team.

Olson also picked up the Golden Boot award which goes to the leading scorer in the conference. The Helena native scored 13 goals on the season to run her career goal total to 30 placing her third all-time in Montana history.

Forslund, a Tacoma native, makes her fourth appearance on the first team. She has been also picked up Big Sky Newcomer of the Year honors, made four appearances on the Big Sky all-tourney team and named team MVP twice in her stellar career.

Wronski was named this year's Newcomer of the year after scoring 12 goals on the season and providing another scoring threat besides Olson and Campbell.

Houck picks up her first all-conference honors. She was the backbone of a defense that allowed only 1.12 goals per game on the season.

Bolstad, only a freshman, is superior athlete who the Griz expects big things from in the future.

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