BSU ranked eighth in Central Region
Thursday, October 14, 2010
BSU ranked eighth in Central Region
INDIANAPOLIS – The Bemidji State soccer team is currently ranked eighth in the first Central Region rankings of the 2010 season released by the NCAA Division II Women’s Soccer Committee.

The top six teams in each region will qualify for the NCAA DII Women’s Soccer Championship Tournament. The Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference and the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference tournament champions will receive an automatic birth as two of the six teams from the Central Region. The final regular-season poll will be published November 3 and championship selections will take place November 8.

Central Region Rankings  
Overall Record In Region
Last Week
1    Fort Lewis
 11-1-0 11-1-0
2    Metro State
 9-2-1  8-2-1  --
3    Winona State
 9-3-0  9-3-0  --
4    Regis (Colorado)
 9-4-0  9-4-0  --
5    New Mexico Highlands
 6-4-2  6-4-2  --
6    Colorado School of Mines
 5-3-3  5-3-3  --
7    Minnesota Duluth
 7-3-2  7-3-2  --
8    Bemidji State
 8-1-0  8-1-0  --
9    Nebraska-Kearney
 6-5-1  6-5-1  --
10  Colorado Springs
 5-5-0 --

After elleven games, the BSU soccer team is off to its best start in school history posting a 10-1-0 (7-1-0 NSIC) record. There have already been 15 different players to record points for the Beavers, including three freshmen. A total of 11 different players have scored goals.

Ashlee Ellefsen (Sr., For., Hugo, Minn.) keeps climbing in the record books. She owns the career-points record at BSU with 98, the career-goals record at BSU with 38 and the career-assists list with 22. She also owns the career-record for most game-winning goals (14).

Along with Ellefsen, Jamie Ford (R-Sr., For., Edina, Minn.) is also making a name for herself in the record books. Ford is the sole owner of the second spot on the career-points record at BSU with 74, second only to Ellefsen. Ford is also tied for second for career-assists with 20, and in fourth for career-goals with 27. Assisting on Ellefesen’s goal at St. Cloud State on Oct. 3, Ford now owns the single-season record at BSU for most assists. She now has eight assists on the season.

BSU has six games left this season, including five NSIC matches which are all on the road. The Beavers final home game will be on Oct. 23 when they host Minot State for Senior Day at 3 p.m.