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The Maverick : Fall 2018

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12 H a ll o f H ono r A w a r d I t takes a special person to be a soccer goalkeeper. It is a position that requires patience, focus, trust and lightning-fast reactions. Lindsay Icenogle (formerly Lindsay Blose), who played goalkeeper for the Mavericks from 2000-2003, is such a person. During her time playing for Mesa, she established herself as the university's all-time leader in career saves, wins, shutouts and single season saves. Icenogle began playing soccer when she was five, but didn't discover goalkeeping until she tried out for a competitive team around age 12. Recruited out of high school by several colleges, Icenogle shared that she "really prayed" on the decision and then it just hit her. "I knew that I was supposed to be in Grand Junction and I had a feeling of total peace. Coming to Mesa was the puzzle piece that went into place and created everything else." CMU appealed to Icenogle because of its size and location. A self-described homebody, Grand Junction was close, but not too close, to her home town of Albuquerque, New Mexico. During her first year at CMU, Icenogle was an academic redshirt, training with the team while taking extra time to hit her academic stride. She credits the university's small class sizes, the opportunity for personal interaction with professors and the Athletic Department's academic counselors with helping her succeed. She also credits soccer. "Soccer helped everything," she said. "Without soccer, I don't know if I would have made it through school." Since graduating in 2004 with a degree in K-12 physical education, Icenogle has taught PE in the Grand Valley while raising two children with her husband, Peter. This fall, she begins her third season as an assistant coach with the CMU women's soccer program. Reflecting upon her journey from player to coach, Icenogle puts it this way. "It all comes back full circle. It is really cool that I've been able to pour back into a program that poured into me." • LINDSAY (BLOSE) ICENOGLE Hometown: Albuquerque, New Mexico Age: 37 Profession: PE teacher at West Middle School in Grand Junction Most Memorable Book: The Magnolia Story by Joanna Gaines Favorite Place Visited: The United States from Colorado to South Carolina. "We took a three- week trip driving to South Carolina and back. Along the way, we stayed with family and friends across the country." Hobbies: My kids, skiing and recreational soccer Favorite CMU Professor: Kinesiology Professor Gig Leadbetter Accomplishments: • NSCAA All-American 2002 (1st team) • All-time Colorado Mesa leader in saves: 397 • All-time Colorado Mesa leader in wins: 33 • All-time Colorado Mesa leader in shutouts: 20 • Single-season record for saves: 128 • NSCAA All-Region Team 2000 (1st team), 2002, 2003 • All-RMAC Team 2000 (1st team), 2002 (1st team), 2003 (2nd team) • Masonic Teacher of the Year, West Middle School, 2017-2018 • Her family, husband, Peter, and children, Kinley (9) and Vance (6) FULL CIRCLE Standout soccer player returns to CMU to help coach the next generation of Mavericks By Kristen Lummis

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