The Golden Gophers hosted their annual awards banquet on Sunday.
Fall Academic All-Big Ten teams boast several Gopher Standouts
The tale of the season was coming up short, as eight of the Gophers' 10 losses were by one goal.
Senior Shari Eckstrom was named to the Big Ten All-Tournament Team on Sunday.
The Golden Gophers' season comes to an end after falling to No. 10/11 Penn State 3-1 on Friday.
2011 SENIOR SEASON:
Started all 21 games in 2011 recorded a career-high seven points (three goals, one assist) served as a team captain helped the defense post five shutouts named to the All-Big Ten, second team also received the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award scored first goal of the season in the home opener 5-0 thumping of South Dakota State (8/21) tallied a career-high four shots in a 2-1 overtime loss to Georgia (9/2) in the Minnesota Gold Classic notched a goal in the 2-1 overtime loss at DePaul (9/11) had the first goal of the match against Michigan (9/23) in a 3-2 road win recorded an assist in the 6-3 Senior Night victory over Nebraska (10/28).
2010 JUNIOR SEASON:
Appeared in 20 games over the 2010 season including 18 starts tallied four points (one goal, two assists) as a junior tallied five shots on the season, landing two of them on goal part of a Minnesota defense that allowed just 18 goals in 23 games and pitched eight total shutouts assisted on Molly Rouse's eventual game winner in a 2-1 win over Western Kentucky (8/29) added her second assist of the season two days later in Minnesota's 7-0 win over Belmont (8/31) when she set up teammate Allie Phillips tallied her first career goal against No. 20 South Carolina, knocking home the eventual game winner ina 3-1 victory for the Gophers named to the Academic All-Big Ten team earned third letter.
2009 SOPHOMORE SEASON:
Earned the Gophers' Defensive MVP Award, voted on by her teammates named to the Academic All-Big Ten Team started all 20 matches this part of a defense that allowed just 14 goals and pitched 10 shutouts on the season, which are second and third in the Big Ten respectively made first career start on Aug. 21 one of five players to start every match this season allowed just six shots, and two in the second half, as part of a shutout against Indiana on Nov. 6 allowed just three shots in the second half and overtime combined to earn the 1-0 OT win over Northwestern on Oct. 30 allowed two goals for the first time in seven games in the 2-1 loss to Michigan State on Oct. 25 allowed just seven shots, three on goal, and a lone penalty kick goal in a 1-1 tie to Michigan on Oct. 23 allowed just three shots on goal to No. 19 Ohio State on Oct. 18 in the 1-0 loss shutout league scoring champion Penn State for 89:56 before allowing just a free kick goal defense pitched eighth shutout of the season, beating No. 9 Purdue 1-0 on Oct. 11, while holding Purdue to only four second-half shots grabbed her first career points with an assist against South Dakota on Oct. 4 while the defense allowed just one shot and none on goal held Wisconsin to only three shots on goal on Oct. 1 held Illinois to only five shots on goal, and none in the final overtime to preserve the tie defense pitched their sixth shutout on Sept. 24 vs. Iowa took second shot of the season on Sept. 20 as Minnesota put up a season high 31 defense held Montana on Sept. 20 to just one shot, including none in the second half held Nevada on Sept. 18 to no shots in the first half took first shot of the season on Sept. 4 on Aug. 21, defense held South Dakota State without a shot in the second half.
2008 FRESHMAN SEASON:
Appeared in 20 matches saw first collegiate action in the season opener against Northern Iowa on Aug. 22 took three shots on the season while aiding the record setting Golden Gopher defense helped Minnesota lead the Big Ten in fewest goals allowed (12), goals against average (0.45) and shutouts (17) named a U of MMaroonScholar Athlete earned first letter.
A 2008 graduate of Mahtomedi High School where she played for coaches Dave Wald and Mike Redmond 2007 team captain at Mahtomedi 2007 NSCAA/adidas All-Region team member of 2004, 2005, 2006 MSHSL state championship team 2007 MSHSL state semi-finalists named to 2006 and 2007 All-State team 2006 and 2007 all-metro 2005, 2006 and 2007 all-conference member of Bangu Tsunami 89/90 club team from 2005-2008 with fellow Gophers Shari Eckstrom and Tamara Strahota 2006, 2007 and 2008 Minnesota state championship teams and 2008 Region II semifinalists 2007 Midwest Regional League runners-up member of Minnesota 1990 State Olympic Development Program (ODP) from 2002-2007 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 academic letter winner 2006 KARE 11 Athlete of the Week 2006 RISE Magazine Twin Cities All-Area lettered in basketball in 2003, 2005 and 2006 also lettered in track 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 2005, 2006, 2008 track all-conference honorable mention honoree 2007 track all-conference selection 2005-2008 honor roll.
Born January 7, 1990 daughter of Anne DeVout Atchison, a University of Minnesota alumnus, and Tim Solie has two sisters, Jenna (22) and Jaima (21) sister Jaima atteneded Minnesota-Morris and was a four-year member of the soccer team undeclared on a major.
Getting to Know Josie...
Favorite food: Nutty bars.
Favorite Twitter page to follow: @gophersoccer
Favorite class at Minnesota: PSY 1001
Best soccer memory: Playing with my sister.
Biggest celebrity from your hometown/highschool: Jenna Klugel (soccer player).
Why you chose your number: I didn't really care what number I had, as long as it was a double-digit number.
Any superstitions: I have to lift my feet over railroads when driving in a car.
Favorite kids joke: Q. Why didn't the skeleton cross the road? A. Because he didn't have the guts.
After college I want to...: Get a job.
I cannot live without my: Stuffed monkey Justin.
Favorite thing about Minneapolis-St. Paul: Mesa Pizza.
Best birthday present you ever received: Game cube.
Ultimate soccer dream: To someday play over seas.
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BTN Soccer Schedule Released
Gopher soccer will have three conference games broadcast on the Big Ten Network this season.
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Former Gophers goalkeeper Cat Parkhill has signed a contract with FC Kansas City of the National Women’s Soccer League.