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8 Week Of March 22, 2004
Soccer Swiches Keep Teams Tight
After two years of coaching
the men’s soccer team at St. Andrews,
Tom Frambach has resigned.
Frambach is headed to North
Carohna State University, where he
will be the assistant coach for women’s
soccer. Upon Frambach’s departure, a national
search was launched to find his successor. Four
coaches were interviewed by Athletic Director
Carl Ulrich and the men’s soccer team. Stevan
Hernandez, who coached women’s soccer and
softball this year, rose to the top and was selected
to be the head coach of the men’s soccer team.
Elizabeth Bowden, assistant coach for the
women’s soccer team, will be taking over respon
sibilities as women’s head coach.
Frambach, a 2000 graduate of SUNY
Cortland, was head coach of the men’s team for
two years, with a record of 8-27-2. This year, he
led the team to a record of 7-12-1 overall and 5-
4-1 in the CVAC, with a No. 5 seed in the con
ference tournament. Geoff Krampe, Frambach’s
assistant, will remain at St. Andrews as an assis
tant to Hernandez. Krampe, a 2001 graduate of
West Virginia University, has taken extra respon
sibility over the men’s team while Hernandez is
in softball season.
“Our goal is to win, and do it all the time. We
do it in the classroom. We do it on the field.
All the time.”
Men’s Soccer Coach
Hernandez, an Upper Saddle River, New
Jersey native, was hired by St. Andrews in May of
1998 to restart the women’s soccer program and
coach a softball team with six players.
“I said I’d explore different options once I
got the women’s soccer team to a point where the
program runs itself,” said Hernandez. “I was
excited to see that team grow.” He has obtained
his Advanced National Diploma for the
National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
As well as coaching, Hernandez has been a
Resident Director for 2 years and helped to cre
ate the intramural program.
“Our goal is to win, and do it all the
time. We do it in the classroom. We do it on
the field. All the time.” states Hernandez. This
is a philosophy that Hernandez applies to any
team he has coached. He believes that any player
playing for him should “leave here bleeding
“He brings a lot of dedication and work
ethic to our program” Ulrich notes. Hernandez
lack no confidence as he states: ‘ I m
ready to go. I’ve got confidence in the
players that are here.”
Bowden has stepped into the role
of women’s head coach. She was a
four-year starter at Belmont Abbey
College, where her team made it to
the NCAA quarterfinals in 1998 and
1999 and claimed two CVAC regular
season and tournament championships.
Bowden, an Atlanta, Georgia native, has been the
assistant coach of the women’s team for four
years. Because she was deemed such a good fit
for the team, no additional search was deemed
necessary for a women’s head coach.
“I very much look at us as a family” says
Hernandez recognizes Bowden’s contri
bution by saying, “ (The women’s soccer pro
gram) couldn’t be where we are without her.”
Both Men’s and Women’s soccer pro
grams have had an excellent rebuilding year this
year. Hernandez and Bowden are looking to
build on this success to establish well-respected
soccer programs at St. Andrews.
“My goal is to win the conference cham
pionship this year, and the year after that, and
the year after that” says Hernandez.
Coaches Elizabeth Bowden and Stevan Hernandez.
Spring Sports Update
The St Andrews Knights Men’s Lacrosse team has enjoyed a suc
cessful start to their season. At printing, the team was 4-4 with a 3-0
record in the Deep South Conference. In front of a rain-soaked but faith
ful home crowd, the Knights won their home opener over Lees-McRae 14-
6. Sophomore Kyle Weiher had 5 goals while sophomore Pat Fitzgerald
had 3 goals and 3 assists. Junior Chris Sherman, in his first start as a St
Andrews Knight, made 6 saves. The Knights lost at New York Institute of
Technology but followed the tough loss up with another home win a cou
ple weeks later by a score of 12-4 over Pfeifi^er.
•See Update, Page 9
St. Andrews New Sports
The St Andrews Athletics Program has welcomed three new pro
grams into its fold, all of which are spring sports (which is why I have
waited this long to write something about them. Oops...)
The men’s tennis team is new in all ways possible, as not
only is it a new program, but the entire team is comprised of freshmen,
and oddly enough, all of the players are from out of the country. I asked
Coach Carter why there was such a strong foreign influence in the tennis
program, and pointed to the “chance to be on the new, up and coming
program and have the opportunity to play in the top 6 singles positions or
top 3 doubles positions as freshmen” as mitigating factors in the complex
ion of the team. I myself don’t know where the team plays, so I asked
Carter for directions to the tennis complex. He was more than willing to
oblige: “The team plays on the Scotland Tennis Center courts on Atkinson
Street. This is about 1 mile from campus. Turn right out of the entrance
near Harris Teeter and then veer left at the intersection just before KFC.
The courts are on the left a few blocks down.” So by all means, come out
and support the tennis team as they go through the growing pains of a new
program with all new players. I’m sure they would appreciate any support
they can get!
Women’s golf is a venture that was started up by men’s golf coach
Jason Hughes. They have struggled throughout the year, as freshman
Andrea Johnston is the only player on the team who has had prior experi
ence playing competitively, as she played for three years on her high school
team. Mainly, the girls have just played for the love of the game, to get
better at it, and to have some fiin on the golf course. Hughes has ^res-
sively recruited for next year, hoping to bring in some quality players, say
ing this year was “the building block to many great years for St. Andrews
in women’s golf”
The women’s lacrosse program is also new at St Andrews this year.
Having to compete with established programs has made the year difficult
for the ladies, as it was predictably difficult to get a system in place and
then execute it in games. Hopeftilly the team will continue to progress,
bring in fresh recruits to make the team better, and use the players they
have now (only one of which graduates this year) to build on a successfiil
future under the guidance of Coarch Samantha Valder.
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