Women's Soccer - Tue, Nov. 23, 2004
CHICAGO - Saint Xavier University senior defender Amanda Kreifels (Lincoln, Neb./Pius X Catholic), junior midfielder Jen Belmonte (Darien, Ill./Hinsdale South) and freshman forward Lissa Coby (Lake Villa, Ill./Grant Community) were all named to the 2004 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) All-Region VII First Team this week in their respective positions following impressive seasons this fall for the Cougars. In addition, sophomore goalkeeper Jessi Brink (Omaha, Neb./Burke) received NAIA All-Region VII Second Team honors.
Coby led the Cougars in both goals scored and total points scored this season with 27 and 63, respectively. She played in all 23 games for SXU and currently sits at No. 2 all-time in school history for both goals scored (35) and points scored (81) in a single season. Kreifels is a four-time, all-conference selection and was named to the NAIA All-Region Second Team in 2003 at defender. Belmonte is a two-time, all-conference midfielder and led the Cougars in assists over the fall with 12 as well as recording seven goals. Brink was a NAIA All-Region First Team selection last season and finished this year with a team-high 109 saves.
Saint Xavier ended the 2004 season with a 15-7-1 overall record. The Cougars qualified for the NAIA Region VII Championship on Saturday, November 6, but fell 5-1 to No. 2 nationally ranked Robert Morris College (Ill.).