Soccer on Sports in the Round

The weekly radio show, “Sports in the Round,” which is held on Wednesday evenings from 6-8 pm at The Ground Round, will this week feature the Bemidji State women’s soccer program. The Beavers begin their 2010 season Friday, Sept. 3 at University of North Dakota before opening their home schedule Sept. 5 against Viterbo University at 3 p.m. at the BSU Soccer Field.

The show will feature head coach Jim Stone, who is in his ninth year. Stone signed a four-year extension over the summer and holds a 74-69-16 record at Bemidji State. He has guided the Beavers to five 10-win seasons, all coming since the 2004 campaign. Senior co-captain Ashlee Ellefsen (F, Hugo, Minn.) will also join the program. Ellefsen is returning to the line-up after earning all-region honors last season, leading the team in goals (13), assists (7) and points (33). She is the school’s all-time goals (32) and points leader (80).

The squad is returning 20 student-athletes to the roster that made the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference playoffs last season. Bemidji State finished 11-6-2 overall in 2009 and took sixth place with a 7-5-1 mark in NSIC play and was ranked 10th in the final NCAA Central Region poll.   

As always, the hosts for the “Sports in the Round” are Brian Schultz, Kelly Schultz and Brian Bissonette. The two-hour program can be heard on WMIS 92.1 The River or online at The show will also be archived on The River’s website.

Bemidji State University, located in Bemidji, Minn., is an NCAA Division II institution and a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).