Aug. 20, 2015
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The TCU women's soccer team will kick off the 2015-16 athletic year Friday night at Missouri. Game time is set for 6:30 p.m. and can be seen on the SEC+ Network or Watch ESPN app.
• TCU returns 12 letterwinners and welcomes eight newcomers in 2015.
• TCU was picked to finish seventh in the Big 12 preseason poll.
• Bobbi Clemmer was tabbed a preseason all-conference performer for the third straight season.
• Last season as a freshman, Emma Heckendorn led the Horned Frogs in goal scoring, marking the second straight season that a freshman has led the team in scoring. In 2013, Michelle Prokof paced the team in goal scoring.
• Missouri is receiving votes in the preseason poll after advancing to the second round of the NCAA Tournament in 2014.
• The Tigers are returning eight starters from a year ago, but have a huge hole to fill in replacing starting goalkeeper McKenzie Sauerwein who played every minute of every game in 2014. They will also have to fill the void left by top goal-scorer Taylor Grant.
• Missouri posted a 7-1-1 record at home in 2014.
SERIES HISTORY NOTABLES - MISSOURI
• Missouri leads the all-time series 3-0-0. Two of the three meetings came in Fort Worth.
• The Tigers handed the Frogs a 2-1 overtime loss on Aug. 29, 2014 in the series’ last meeting.
• TCU dropped a 6-2 decision to Missouri in its only visit to Columbia on Sept. 23, 2007.
The 2015 roster will feature eight talented newcomers. They join a group of 18 returners that posted an 8-8-3 record in 2014. The class features athletes from around the world. The group features a pair of kids from Nebraska in Faith Carter and Carsen Lundgren. Justine Rendl hails from California, Kayla Hill from Colorado, McKenzie Oliver from Texas and Liz Stewart from Oregon. Cachet Lue (Canada) and Karitas Tomasdottir (Iceland) are the two international additions.
WE GO WAY BACK
There is a ton of familiarity on the roster as the ties between players run deep. Faith Carter and Carsen Lundgren were club teammates (Elite Girls) as were Michelle Prokof and Lauren Sajewich (Eclipse). Allison Ganter, Emma Heckendorn and Meghan Murphy all played for Dallas Sting. Justine Rendl and Kate Sasser attended the same high school. Courtney Forte and Makenzie Koch played for the Dallas Texans, while Brittany Little and McKenzie Oliver are products of the Lonestar Soccer Club.
For the third straight season since joining the Big 12, the Horned Frog faithful proved they are the best fans in the league. TCU once again took the attendance crown with an average of 1,435 fans per match. The average ranked 11th nationally.
TCU was the only school in the Big 12 to have over 10,000 fans pass through the turnstiles this season with a total of 12,916 spectators. Only 18 schools in the NCAA had season totals over 10,000.
Bobbi Clemmer was honored as a preseason all-conference performer for the third straight season. Each year, she has backed up the preseason recognition by being named to the all-conference squad at the end of the season.
Clemmer has started and played in 57 of the 58 games TCU has played over the course of her career.
Bobbi Clemmer is the only Horned Frog to have played every minute of the season in 2014. She played 1,772 minutes in 2014. It marked the second time in her career that she has played every minute of the regular season.
Junior Meghan Murphy ranked third on the squad with 1,755 minutes of action. She played the entirety of 17 matches, including each of the final 11 games of the season. She came off the field just once on Sept. 14 at Sam Houston State.
Sophomore Ryan Williams also moved into iron woman territory, playing every minute of the final 12 matches of the season. She ranked fourth on the squad with 1,702 minutes of play.
As a freshman in 2013, Lauren Sajewich held the distinction of playing every minute of every match. She was on the field for all but 22 minutes in 2014.
After setting a school record with six overtime contests in 2013, the Horned Frogs played in four in 2014 and were 0-1-3 in those contests. Under the guidance of Eric Bell, the Horned Frogs are 2-4-9 in overtime. In its history, TCU has a 26-21-41 record in contests decided in overtime.