OSU Finishes Season With Several Players Earning Postseason Honors

Nov. 27, 2002

CORVALLIS, Ore. - -

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IT'S ALL ACADEMIC: Courtney Carter and Morgan Crabtree were named to the 2002 Verizon Academic All-District VIII first team, and Katie Henderson was named to the second team. It was the first such selection for each player.

ALL-CONFERENCE: Senior defender Mandy Melendez earned honorable mention All-Pac-10, following a second-team selection as a junior.

LAST ACTION: The Beavers headed 40 miles south for a cold, wet Civil War with Oregon, and came away with a 2-1 win for their second consecutive win in the series. Katie Henderson scored her fifth goal of the season at the 28:50 mark to give OSU a 1-0 lead, and Tessa Baker provided what proved to be the game-winner in the 43rd minute. UO's Lindsey Werdell made it 2-1 with a penalty kick in the 65th minute.

THANK YOU SENIORS: Morgan Crabtree, Jo Fletcher, Katie Henderson, Whitney Horn, Ashley Johnston, and Mandy Melendez finished their OSU careers against Oregon. Henderson, Horn, Johnston and Crabtree played four years at OSU, Melendez three, and Fletcher two. In the four seasons since 1999, that group has helped lead OSU to 34 wins and has revived a once-languishing program.

BACK-TO-BACK: After its 2-1 Civil War win over Oregon on Nov. 8, OSU finished the season with a .500 mark at 9-9-2. Combined with last year's 10-8-2 mark, that gives the Beavs consecutive .500 seasons or better for the first time since the 1994-95 campaigns.

HENDERSON HIGHLIGHTS: Senior Katie Henderson finished her career with 56 points on 21 goals and 14 assists, placing her fourth on OSU's career points list. Henderson's totals tie her for fourth in goals and fifth in assists; she finished with 14 points this year.

SHE'S A KEEPER: Senior netminder Jo Fletcher finished the year with 106 saves to lead the Pac-10 in that category in the regular season. She also boasts a 1.24 goals-against average. Fletcher and the Beaver defense had six shutouts - the most since 1995. Fletcher is third on OSU's career-shutouts list with eight and third in saves with 190.

CARTER NOTES: Junior Courtney Carter led the team in scoring this year with 19 points on eight goals and three assists. Seven of her goals have come in three games, including a hat trick in a 5-1 win over Air Force on Sept. 27. She tallied two scores in a 5-2 win over New Mexico on Oct. 4 and in a 5-0 win over Arizona on Oct. 27. Her other goal came in a 3-1 loss at California on Oct. 20. With her 19 points this year, she has moved into 10th on OSU's career points list with 37. She has 15 goals and seven assists for her career. Her 37 points are 10th on OSU's career list, and 15 goals are ninth. Her 19 points this season are tied for 10th on the season list, and her eight goals are tied for seventh.

CRABTREE WITH THE ASSIST: Senior Morgan Crabtree finished her career tied for eighth on OSU's all-time assist list with 12. She had four assists this year.

FRESHMAN INFLUENCE: Seven of OSU's eight freshmen saw action in 2002. Forwards Brianna Monka (17 pts), Tessa Baker (7 points) and Stacey Mescher (11 points), midfielders/backs Liz Money (13 games, 3 points) and Shelby Crabtree (20 games), back Cara Miller (15 games), and goalkeeper Alicia Artuso (1 game) have all contributed.

BEEM ME UP: Sophomore Lindsey Beem put up numbers comparable to those of last year's redshirt freshman campaign when she tallied 19 points on seven goals and five assists. She had three goals and five assists for a total of 11 points this year. She was fourth in the Pac-10 in shots with 56. Last season's numbers placed her in a tie for 10th on OSU's all-time season points list.

LOTS O' SHOTS: OSU set a new school record with 297 shots this year, shattering the old season mark of 268, set in 1999. The Beavs' season high of 31 came against Air Force.

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