11 Josie Solie  
Josie Solie

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Mahtomedi, Minn.

High School:
Mathomedi HS

Height:
5-7

Position:
Defender/Midfielder

Experience:
1 Letter


12/15/2011

Gophers Host 2011 Banquet and Handout Team Awards

The Golden Gophers hosted their annual awards banquet on Sunday.

12/07/2011

Gophers Earn 59 Spots on Academic All-Big Ten Teams

Fall Academic All-Big Ten teams boast several Gopher Standouts

11/15/2011

Minnesota Soccer Season Recap

The tale of the season was coming up short, as eight of the Gophers' 10 losses were by one goal.

11/07/2011

Eckstrom Named to Big Ten All-Tournament Team

Senior Shari Eckstrom was named to the Big Ten All-Tournament Team on Sunday.

11/04/2011

Gophers Drop to No. 10/11 Penn State in Semifinals of Big Ten Tournament

The Golden Gophers' season comes to an end after falling to No. 10/11 Penn State 3-1 on Friday.

Photo Gallery


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.

HIGH SCHOOL:
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.

PERSONAL:
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.

Season GP-GS G A Pts Sh Sh% SOG SOG% GW PK-Att
2008 20-0 0 0 0 3 .000 2 .667 0 0-0
2009 20-20 0 1 1 5 .000 1 .200 0 0-0
2010 20-18 1 2 4 5 .200 2 .400 1 0-0
2011 21-21 3 1 7 36 .083 17 .472 0 0-0
TOTAL 81-59 4 4 12 49 .082 22 .449 1 0-0