Potter, Stormont Lead 'Dogs Into NCAA Tournament

By KBJR News 1

November 13, 2013 Updated Nov 13, 2013 at 11:19 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- If you take one look at the field, UMD forwards Dani Potter and Maureen Stormont are easy to spot.

"We actually don't get to choose the color of our cleats so we don't know what color they're going to be when they get here," said Bulldogs' senior captain Potter. "My sophomore year they were bright green, and I almost cried because I usually had black cleats. It's kind of a surprise every year."

So Potter and Stormont got stuck with bright green cleats this year, and that's okay with head coach Greg Cane.

"It's okay to be flamboyant if you're going to produce with it of course."

And produce they have. The two have combined for 27 goals this season and over half of the Bulldogs total points.

"Coming into the season, we both knew what we wanted," said Potter. "The way that we knew how to do it was to support each other and finish balls when we had the opportunity."

"We both are always on the same page, and we have very similar physical assets so it's easy to know our capabilities," said Stormont.

While they may have similar assets on the field, they have a more David and Goliath feel off of it. Potter is listed at 5'6" while Stormont stands at 5'9".

"They bring a unique partnership that really makes teams think and act appropriately otherwise there's going to be a chance, and they've proven what they can do when they get chances," said Cane.

Potter, Stormont, and the Bulldogs will get a chance of their own this weekend. For this first time in program history, UMD will host an NCAA tournament game which means another weekend of soccer for the Bulldogs' captain.

"I haven't really thought about soccer ending because that's what you think about when you continue to play. Hopefully we continue for a little while, and I don't have to think about it."

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