Bemidji State adds two to 2003 Spring Signing Class
Tuesday, February 11, 2003

BEMIDJI, Minn. - Bemidji State University head women's soccer coach Jim Stone today announced the signing of two student-athletes to national letters of intent for the 2003 season.

Stone announced the signing of forward Ashley Lehmeier (Sartell, Minn.) and defender Tracy Ringgenberg (Bismarck, N.D.).
Lehmeier, who scored 24 goals for Sartell High School last year, brings BSU another accomplished goal-scoring forward.

" Ashley has been one of the best prep goal scorers in Minnesota over the last three years," Stone said. "We feel very fortunate to have signed her. She is the type of player that is talented enough, even in a total team sport like soccer, to actually add a couple of wins onto your record every season. We expect her to step right in and be one of the better forwards in our conference."

Ringgenberg helped lead Bismarck's Century High School to back-to-back state championships the last two years as a defender.

" Tracy is a tenacious defender," Stone said. "She's very scrappy and is not the type of player who is afraid to put her neck on the line for the team. She has good physical abilities."

The signing of Lehmeier and Ringgenberg bring BSU's total 2003 signing class to seven student-athletes. A complete roster of BSU's 2003 signees can be found below.

Bemidji State finished its 2002 campaign with a 4-12 overall record, 1-8 in NSIC play in Stone's first year with the program.

Bemidji State 2003 Spring Signing Class
Name Ht Pos Yr Hometown
Diane Kalin 5-4 M Fr-HS New Hope, Minn. (Robbinsdale-Cooper HS)
Ashley Lehmeier 5-1 F Fr-HS Sartell, Minn. (Sartell HS)
Tegan Moehn 5-10 D Fr-HS Ramsey, Minn. (Osseo HS)
Megan Reberg 5-8 M Fr-HS Fargo, N.D. (Fargo North HS)
Traci Ringgenberg 5-0 D Fr-HS Bismarck, N.D. (Century HS)
Whitney Sengthao 5-4 F Fr-HS Duluth, Minn. (Duluth Denfield HS)
Kari Torgerson 5-6 G Fr-HS New Hope, Minn. (Armstrong HS)

• Ashley LEHMEIER (5-1/F/Fr-HS; Sartell, Minn.) - A three-time all-state performer for Sartell High, Lehmeier gives BSU an immediate boost to its goal generation at forward... Scored 24 goals for Sartell last season; finished career with 70 goals and 31 assists... Four-year soccer letterwinner; also a three-time all-conference and all-area selection, and three-time team MVP.

• Tracy RINGGENBERG (5-0/D/Fr-HS; Bismarck, N.D.) - Helped lead Century High to back-to-back North Dakota state championships in 2000-01 and 2001-02... Team finished 13-6-3 in 2001-02.