Four Bemidji State Soccer Players Earn NSIC Honors
Tuesday, November 4, 2003
MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. - Four Bemidji State University soccer players have been named to the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference 2003 All-Conference First Team, announced by the league office today. This year’s squad marks the first team in the history of the program to have four players represented on the All-Conference Team.

Freshman goalkeeper Kari Torgerson (New Hope, Minn.), sophomore defender Cristina Egnell (Brooklyn Center, Minn.), sophomore forward Lindsay Natwick (Bismarck, ND) and freshman forward Katie Meinhardt (Maple Grove, Minn.) were the four athletes selected by the NSIC coaches to represent BSU on the All-Conference Team.

Torgerson, Egnell, and Meinhardt are making their first appearances on the team, while Natwick has earned the honor for the second consecutive season. Natwick, BSU’s point leader (4-4-12), is the second player in school history to garner NSIC accolades in back-to-back seasons. Becky Elk was a member of the All-Conference Team in 1999 and 2000.

Torgerson played strong in goal throughout the season, and she owns several single season records for the Beavers, including goals against average (1.74), goals allowed (31), minutes (1605:12), and save percentage (.850).

The team’s second leading scorer, Meinhardt finished the 2003 campaign with four goals and one assist, good for nine points. Meinhardt was named NSIC Offensive Player of the Week for Sept. 8-15 after scoring a pair of goals at the University of Minnesota-Morris Cougar Classic.

A mainstay in the BSU lineup for the last two seasons, Cristina Egnell has played in all 35 games of her career at Bemidji State. Egnell helped lead a defensive unit that held its opponents to 31 goals on the season, the fewest markers allowed in BSU history.

The Beavers finished with a 5-13-1 record and 2-6-0 mark in NSIC play.