YEAR IN REVIEW: Cyclones fall short of Big 12 tornament

David Merrill

This past season — the second under coach Wendy Dillinger — Iowa State finished with a 7-9-4 record. Despite going 2-8 in Big 12 play, the Cyclones were impressive at home with a 6-3-1 record while going 1-6-3 on the road.

Midfielder Amanda Woelfel had an impressive freshman season for Iowa State, as she put in four goals and three assists on her way to a team-leading 11-point season.

Mary Kate McLaughlin also provided the Cyclones with great leadership. The sophomore captain tallied four goals and one assist to go with a nine-point performance on the season.

Senior goalkeeper Ann Gleason was a rock in the net for the Cyclones. She recorded five shutouts, which was tied for second in the conference with Colorado and only one behind leader Texas A&M. Gleason made 85 saves while only allowing 22 goals and had a save percentage of .794.

After the season, Iowa State gave out its team awards for the season. Junior Midfielder Jordan Bishop received the award for Most Valuable Offensive Player while McLaughlin earned the Most Valuable Defensive player.

Freshman midfielder Kelsey Calvert earned the Most Improved Player award while Woelfel rightfully collected the Newcomer of the Year award.

Senior Elise Berzins, who battled injuries throughout her ISU career, was recognized with the Iron Woman Award while seniors Casey Bothwell and Gleason were awarded the Cyclone excellence award and Coaches’ Award.

Iowa State’s schedule for the 2010 season has been released and will open at home Aug. 20 against Drake.

The Cyclones will play their first road game against Northern Iowa.