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1999-00 Carleton Women's Basketball Preview
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Last year 13-12 overall, 11-11 MIAC, 6th Place

College College Information
School: Carleton College
Founded: 1866
Location: Northfield
Enrollment: 1750
President: Steven R. Lewis, Jr.
Athletic Director: Leon Lunder
Team Nickname: Knights
Colors: Maize and Blue
 

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Head Coach
Tammy Metcalf-Filzen

Coaching Staff
Head Coach: Tammy Metcalf-Filzen
Telephone: 507-646-4058 Fax: 507-646-5550
Alma Mater/Year: St. Olaf, 1983
School Record: 24-26 (two seasons)
Assistant Coach: Sherri Langfeldt

Captains: Kathleen Exel, Laurie Peterson
 

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Sports Information
Rob Lewis
Office Phone:  507-446-4185
Home Phone: (507) 645-0451
Fax: 507-646-4426
Email Address:  Rlewis@acs.carleton.edu
Website:  http://www.carleton.edu/campus/newsbureau/Sports/sportsinfo.html
 

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 1998-99 game by game results
 Date  Opponent  Site  Time  Result
11/25/98 Chapman University Orange, Calif.  7:30 p.m. L, 56-48
11/27/98- 11/28/98 Pomona/Claremont Tournament Claremont, Calif. 5 p.m.
5 p.m. Carleton 58, Claremont 50
Carleton 60, Pomona-Pitzer 53
12/5/98 College of St. Benedict Away  3:00 pm L, 89-61
12/9/98 Concordia College (Moorhead) Home 5:30 pm L, 82-67
12/12/98 St. Mary's University Away  1:00 pm W, 86-61
1/2/99 Bethel College Home 3:00 pm W, 67-57
1/4/99 College of St. Catherine Away  7:30 pm W, 79-46
1/6/99 University of St. Thomas Home  7:30 pm  L, 77-56
1/9/99 Gustavus Adolphus College Away 3:00 pm L, 67-48
1/11/99 Hamline University Away  7:30 pm W, 81-76
1/13/99 Macalester College Home  5:30 pm W, 77-43
1/16/99 Augsburg College Away 3:00 pm W, 71-52
1/20/99 St. Olaf College Away 6:00 pm L, 84-62
1/23/99 College of St. Benedict Home 3:00 pm L, 71-58
1/27/99 Concordia College (Moorhead) Home  5:30 pm L, 96-79
1/30/99 St. Mary's University Home  1:00 pm W, 77-57
2/3/99 College of St. Catherine Home  7:30 pm W, 74-50
2/6/99 University of St. Thomas Away  3:00 pm L, 81-51
2/10/99 Gustavus Adolphus College Home 7:30 pm L, 61-52
2/13/99 Hamline University Home  3:00 pm W, 73-55
1/17/99 Augsburg College Home 7:30 pm W, 68-54
2/20/99 St. Olaf College Home 6:00 pm L, 75-63
2/24/99 Bethel College Away  7:30 pm  W, 75-56
2/27/99 Macalester College Away 3:00 pm L, 67-57
 

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1999-2000 Schedule
November 24 Linfield College   Portland, Ore.  7:00 p.m.
November 27 Lewis & Clark College  Portland, Ore.  6:00 p.m.
November 30 University of Puget Sound Tacoma, Wash. 6:00 p.m.
December 4 College of St. Benedict  Away   3:00 p.m.
December 8 Concordia College   Away    5:30 p.m.
December 11 St. Mary's University  Home   3:00 p.m.
January 3 Bethel College   Away    7:30 p.m.
January 5 College of St. Catherine  Home    7:30 p.m.
January 8 University of St. Thomas  Away   3:00 p.m.
January 10 Gustavus Adolphus College Home    7:30 p.m.
January 12 Hamline University  Home    7:30 p.m.
January 15 Macalester College  Away   3:00 p.m.
January 17 Augsburg College  Home   7:30 p.m.
January 19 St. Olaf College   Home   6:00 p.m.
January 22 College of St. Benedict  Home    3:00 p.m.
January 26 Concordia College  Home    5:30 p.m.
January 29 St. Mary's University  Away    3:00 p.m.
February 2 College of St. Catherine  Away    7:30 p.m.
February 5 University of St. Thomas Home   3:00 p.m.
February 9 Gustavus Adolphus College Away    7:30 p.m.
February 12 Hamline University  Away   3:00 p.m.
February 16 Augsburg College   Away   7:30 p.m.
February 19 St. Olaf College   Away    7:00 p.m.
February 23 Bethel College   Home   7:30 p.m.
February 26 Macalester College  Home   3:00 p.m.
 
 
 

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Brief Player & Team Information
1998-99 Team Record: 13-12 overall, 11-11 MIAC
Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 10/2
Starters Returning/Lost: 5/0
 

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Top Returners:
Laurie Peterson, Sr., 6-0, F, 13.9 ppg, 7.5 rpg in 1998-99, All-MIAC in 1997-98
Sara Tompkins, Jr., 5-7, G, 12.8 ppg, 3.28 assists/game
Renée Willette, So., 5-10, F, 14.8 ppg, 5.5 rpg, All-MIAC, All-First Year, Columbus Multimedia West Region Freshman of Year
 
 

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Top Newcomers:
Karen Fricke, Fy., C, Lincolnshire, Ill.
Cassie Glasrud, So., G, transfer from the Air Force Academy
Angie Grabowski, Fy., G, Maple Grove, Minn.
Cara Jones, Fy., G, Minneapolis
Karissa Kramer, Fy., C, Monticello, Minn.
Bethany Koehler, So., G, transfer from University of South Dakota
 

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Key Player Losses
Key Losses:
Melissa Taylor, grad., 3.5 rpg in 14.4 min/game
Jamie Mueller, Jr., 28.9% 3-pt. shooting in 14.1 min/game

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Season Outlook/Notes:
by School's SID

 Five returning starters. Six strong recruits. Thirteen victories in 1998-99, a school-record eleven of them in the MIAC. For the Carleton women's basketball team, the numbers add up to a problem it's never encountered before: high expectations.

 “It’s a great problem to have,” said head coach Tammy Metcalf-Filzen, who directed Carleton to a 13-12 record last season, only the second winning season in program history. “Our strength is going to be as a team. As long as we play with that philosophy, I think we're going to see good things happen for us this year.”

 The season is already off to a strong start, as Metcalf-Filzen had her entire team at the first day of practice for the first time in her three-year tenure. In the past two years, players have been studying abroad or on leave when fall training began.

  "The work ethic, the intensity is already there," Metcalf-Filzen said. “They’re excited and ready to play — our practices have already been as intense as our games were last year.”

 Center Laurie Peterson (Sr./Freeborn, Minn.) will stand at the heart of the Knights' inside attack in 1999-2000. Peterson averaged 13.9 points per game and 7.5 rebounds in 19 contests in 1998-99, after missing the first six games of the season on an off-campus studies program in Spain. While Peterson was solid, Metcalf-Filzen said she never quite reached the level she displayed in 1997-98, when she averaged 16.0 points per game to earn All-MIAC honors.

 But Peterson will have plenty of returning help in the frontcourt this year; junior Bridget Seegers (Elkhorn, Wis.) quietly averaged 10 points and 6.4 rebounds per game last season. Sophomore Renée Willette (Minneapolis) was nothing short of sensational in her debut season last year; she led the team in scoring (14.8 points per game), was named to the All-MIAC First Team and the MIAC All-First Year Team, and was selected by Columbus Multimedia as the Division III West Region Freshman of the Year.
 The backcourt is staffed by returning starters as well, in point guard Sara Tompkins (Jr./Adams, Minn.) and off-guard Lisa Cawley (Jr./Brooklyn Center, Minn.). Tompkins, who transferred last season from the University of South Dakota, led the Knights  from three-point distance, connecting on 36 percent of her attempts and averaging 12.8 points per game. Cawley, for her part, brings gritty consistency to the Knights; she averaged 4.4 points per contest, and was second on the team with 57 assists.
 Metcalf-Filzen said that having all five starters back  — along with key reserves Claire Lasher (Sr./Austin, Texas) and Kathleen Exel (Sr./Mound, Minn.) — should certainly aid the Knights in their quest to ascend the MIAC standings.

 “We’re really looking to our veterans for leadership, especially in the MIAC,” Metcalf-Filzen said. “They're responsible for this program seeing progress. I believe they're the ones that sold the program to the new players.”

 It’s those new players (six in total, two centers and four guards) who will give the Knights the luxury of depth in 1999-2000, both in the frontcourt and the backcourt. To make matters even better, two of those new players — guards Bethany Koehler and Cassie Glasrud — already have a year of collegiate expereience, as they are respectively transfers from a Division II program (the University of South Dakota) and a Division I program (Air Force Academy).

 Koehler (So./Superior, Wis.), like Tompkins the previous year, transfered to Carleton from South Dakota, where she led the Coyotes in three-point shooting in 1998-99. Her NCAA Division II experience will be invaluable to the Division III Knights, according to Metcalf-Filzen.

 “We're hoping that she's ready to step in very quickly and contribute,” Metcalf-Filzen said. Glasrud, for her part, was an all-state honorable-mention selection at Spring Grove (Minn.) High School whoe played junior varsity basketball at Division I Air Force Academy last season before transfering to Carleton.
 The two other guards, both Minnesota standouts, are Angie Grabowski (Fy./Maple Grove, Minn.), a player Metcalf-Filzen calls “exciting to watch,” and Cara Jones (Fy./Minneapolis), who will be able to fill several perimter slots.

 In the frontcourt, the Knights welcome centers Karen Fricke (Fy./Lincolnshire, Ill.) and Karissa Kramer (Fy./Clearwater, Minn.). Metcalf-Filzen describes the 6-foot Kramer as the “prototype five-player” who will be a force on the boards, while Fricke, a powerful 6-2 post player, also possesses the versatility to shoot well from the perimeter.

 With the talent in place, Metcalf-Filzen said the question now becomes how long it will take for the first-year players to adjust to her system and the intensity of the MIAC.
 “We've added the depth that has plagued us the last few years —in the past,  we haven't been able to sustain things through the course of the year, or even a game. I think we have that now,” Metcalf-Filzen said.

 And despite the fact that the MIAC — once again — appears loaded with talented teams, the Knights certainly are prepared for the rigors of the conference season.
 “We expect a lot out of ourselves this year,” Metcalf-Filzen concludes.
 
 

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Preseason Roster

1999-2000 Roster

No. Name   Yr. Pos. Ht. Hometown/H.S.
10 Angie Grabowski Fy. G 5-9 Plymouth, Minn./Maple Grove
12 Cara Jones  Fy. G 5-8 Minneapolis/Minnehaha Academy
14 Claire Lasher  Sr. G 5-8 Austin, Texas/St. Stephen's
20 Bethany Koehler So. G 5-10 Superior, Wis./University of South Dakota
21 Lisa Cawley  Jr. G 5-9 Brooklyn Center, Minn./Champlin Park
22 Karen Fricke  Fy. C 6-2 Lincolnshire, Ill./Stephenson
24 Cassie Glasru  So. G 5-9 Spring Grove, Minn./Air Force Academy
25 Sara Tompkins Jr. G 5-7 Adams, Minn./University of South Dakota
32 Laurie Peterson Sr. C 6-0 Freeborn, Minn./United South Central
34 Kathleen Exel  Sr. F 5-10 Mound, Minn./Mound-Westonka
45 Renée Willette  So. F 5-10 Minneapolis/South
50 Bridget Seegers Jr. C 6-0 Elkhorn, Wis.
55 Karissa Kramer Fy. C 6-0 Clearwater, Minn./Monticello
 
 
 
 
 

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