Aug. 16, 2000
PULLMAN, Wash. - The Cougars kick off the 2000 season Thursday morning with the first of their double sessions at 11 a.m. on the Lower Soccer Field. Twenty-three players will take the field to battle it out for the starting 11.
WSU is strengthened by 12 returnees, including the lone senior and last year's leading scorer Deka DeWitt (Auburn, Wash.). DeWitt, an All-America candidate, is second among the Cougars all-time goal scorers after three seasons in the Crimson and Gray.
Academic All-America candidate Lindsey Jorgensen (North Bend, Wash.) will also boost the Cougs. After only two seasons, Jorgensen has also written herself in the WSU record books. She is first in career shutouts, second in career minutes in goal, second in career saves, first in minutes in a season and first in saves in a season.
With 10 freshman added to the mix, head coach Dan Tobias is optimistic for the 2000 season.
"I said when I took this job, 2000 would be one of the most exciting times for Washington State University soccer," Tobias said. "I'm sticking to that plan and sticking to those words."
The Cougars will be practicing at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Thursday, at 9 a.m. Friday through Monday and at 3 p.m. Friday and 1:30 p.m. Saturday. The team will then pack up for its preseason trip to Coeur d'Alene where it will train for rest of the week.