Field Hockey Hosts Alumnae And Simon Fraser This Weekend
Oct. 11, 1999
Sat, Oct. 16 Alumnae BERKELEY 1:00 p.m. Sun, Oct. 17 Simon Fraser BERKELEY 10:00 a.m.
The Bears (9-4) will host an Alumnae exhibition at Kleeberger Field on Saturday and will take on Canadian team Simon Fraser the following morning. This will be the Bears final non-conference game before hosting NorPac rival Stanford in the season finale.
CAL BLOWS PAST DAVIDSON 7-1 TO DEMONSTRATE HOME TURF ADVANTAGE
Once again, Cal cruised to an early win at home, beating Davidson 7-1 win last Friday. Cal dominated the first half by scoring five goals and attempting 18 shots on goal. Megan Sainsbury scored two goals in the first half. Amber Stockstill scored off an assist by Sainsbury. Lieke Zoete and Kelli Mirassou also scored a goal in the first half of the game. In the second half of play, Davidson's Kim Ceci scored the only goal for the Wildcats with 17:30 remaining on the clock. Less than 30 seconds after Ceci, Catlin Braucht responded with an unassisted goal for the Bears. With 30 seconds left to play, Sara Baron scored a goal to complete the victory over Davidson.
CAL COACHING STAFF
Shellie Onstead, a former Cal field hockey All-American who was an assistant for the Bears for 11 seasons, is in her fifth year as head coach. She has a career record of 45-36. Onstead is assisted by Dean and Shawn Nakamura.
SAINSBURY DOMINATING THE CHARTS
Senior Megan Sainsbury is now the career record holder in assists and points. With 41 points this season, Sainsbury has accumulated a total of 84 points, outscoring former point leader Ilse Akkerman's 81 points. In addition, Sainsbury's 15 assists this season with a total of 32 have landed her well ahead of former leader and current head coach Shellie Onstead. Sainsbury has a career-best 13 goals, including five against St. Louis, and 15 assists for 41 points, passing her total for all of 1998 (6 goals, 7 assists). She is currently fourth on Cal's single-season list for goals and tied for third in Cal's career goals. Her 13 goals are the most for a Cal player since Ilse Akkermans scored 17 in 1994.
|Cal Career Assist Leaders||Cal Career Points Leaders||Cal Season Points Leaders|
|1. Megan Sainsbury|
|32||1. Megan Sainsbury |
|84||1. Megan Sainsbury |
|2. Shellie Onstead|
|18||2. Ilse Akkermans |
|81||2. Renee Chatas |
|3. Cheryl Swanson |
|15||3. Renee Chatas |
|79||3. Ilse Akkermans |
|4. Melissa Nerone |
|12||4. Shelli Onstead |
|70||4. Shellie Onstead |
|5. Kathleen Lavelle |
|12||5. Melissa Nerone |
|66||5. Renee Chatas |
ONSTEAD NAMED USFHA NATIONAL COACH OF THE YEAR
Cal head coach Shellie Onstead was named the U.S. Field Hockey Association's National Coach of the Year Aug. 30. Onstead earned the honor after directing the U.S. Boys' Under-16 National team in 1999. Taking a young team that was not expected to fare well, Onstead led the squad to a 4-4-3 at the Easter Tournament and to a 2-1 record in a series of games against Canada. Onstead received her award on September 18, 1999 in Washington, D.C.