Month: January 2008

GLVC Names Brian Fishback Men’s Soccer Scholar-Athlete

The Great Lakes Valley Conference has announced their Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the five Fall sports.

Brian Fishback, a junior midfielder from Springfield, Missouri, helped pace the Greyhounds to an 11-6-5 overall record in 2007. The Accounting and Information Systems major led the team with 13 goals and 27 points during the year. He also led the Greyhounds in shots with 60 and had four game-winning goals. His statistical efforts placed him fourth in the league in goals scored and sixth in points per game. Fishback also ranked 44th in the country in goals per game. He was named NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region, Daktronics All-Great Lakes Region and All-Great Lakes Valley Conference in 2007 and guided the Greyhounds to a semifinal appearance at the GLVC Tournament. Fishback started all 20 games for UIndy and in the classroom posted a 3.929 GPA. He was named to the CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District Second Team and carries a cumulative GPA of escorts me

Best Local Sports Blog Competition

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News-Leaders Names All-Ozark Soccer Squad

Now that it feels like winter again, it’s time for the All-Ozark squad from the News-Leader. (to be continued once I get time to update it from Wednesday’s paper) Updated, with corrections noted

Kyler Temple (Kickapoo, Sr. forward)
The Chiefs’ explosive forward played some of his best soccer as Kickapoo made a trip to Columbia Fenton. Temple — headed to Drury — ended the season with 14 goals and four assists.

Stuart Ziegler
(West Plains, Sr. forward)
Ziegler led the Zizzers up front with a team-high 25 goals. His speed was disruptive to opposing defenses as he created other goal-scoring opportunities with 17 assists.

Devon Newport (Glendale, Jr. forward)
Exciting to watch, Newport dazzled Falcon fans with footwork and finishing skills. The junior Falcon finished with 20 goals and 14 assists.

Justin Scicluna (West Plains, Sr. midfielder)
Scicluna scored some amazing goals from the midfield position, while creating chances for others. He finished his senior season with 20 goals and 17 assists.

Ryan Toombs (Bolivar, Sr. midfielder)
Toombs was a second team all-state selection, using his length to reach for balls and control the middle of the field. He finished with 26 goals and 14 assists.

Heath Melugin (Kickapoo, Sr. midfielder)
The Chiefs had final four vision from the opening kick, and Melugin — heading to Missouri State — was the centerpiece. The first-team all-state selection scored an astonishing 55 goals, and also led the team with 25 assists.

Kam Maddy (Rolla, Sr. midfielder)
Maddy was an ever-present force in the middle for the Bulldogs, and was second on the team with 14 assists.

Tanner Roberts (Bolivar, Sr. defender)
He was the Southwest Region defensive player of the year for the second year in a row, as well as grabbing his second all-state nod as a senior.

Ryan Squires (Glendale, Jr. defender)
The Falcons’ senior junior sweeper anchored Glendale’s defense with hard tackles, and always going strong to balls in the air.

Zack Hay (Kickapoo, Sr. defender)
A second-team all-state selection, Hay was the Chiefs’ defensive sweeper. Heading to University of Missouri-Rolla Missouri Science & Technology (formerly UMR), he also scored eight goals and dished five assists from the back.

Patrick McCarthy (Glendale, Sr. goalkeeper)
Glendale’s senior keeper had 13 shutouts, and showed consistency throughout his senior campaign, with a keen knowledge of reading the game.

Second team
F – Tyler Sinnott, Rolla (Jr)
F – Ryan Schlichtman, Cassville (Sr)
MF – Rob Curtis, Ozark (Sr)
MF – Max Duncan, Joplin (So)
MF – Justin Rogers, Glendale (Sr)
MF – T.J. Martin, Webb City (Sr)
D – Tyler McElroy, Glendale (Sr)
D – Carter McKay, Central (Sr)
D – Lane Chapman, Kickapoo (Jr)
D – Will Griffin, Parkview (Sr)
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Lake Country Soccer Will Host Missouri Toyota Cup 2008

Toyota Cup 2007 - Total SC U15 Runners UpTime to begin planning now for the Toyota Cup competition, the ‘other’ tournament hosted by Missouri Youth Soccer Association in June. For teams and clubs not interested in the ‘win or go home’ model that State Cup offers, the Toyota Cup offers a more traditional model.

Registration is open until April 30 for this tournament, which will be held at the Lake Country Soccer complex June 6-11, 2008. The tournament includes team from U11 up to and including U19 for both boys and girls.

2008 Toyota Cup Application

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KC Wizards Open Preseason Practice

KC Wizards LogoThe Kansas City Wizards began training today. Practice will be held each day through Thursday, Jan. 31 at 10 a.m. The Wizards will then leave for training in Bradenton, Fla.

Jan. 28 – 31: Training in Kansas City at KC Sports Lodge 10 – 11:30a.m.
Feb. 1-16: Preseason training in Bradenton, Fla. ##
Feb. 9: Kansas City vs. Columbus
Feb. 12: Kansas City vs. D.C. United
Feb. 16: Kansas City vs. Toronto (split squad)
Kansas City vs. Chicago (split squad)
Feb. 19 – 26: Training in Kansas City*
Feb. 27 – March 14: Training in Argentina**

They will be without two of their starters from last year. Jimmy Conrad is at National Team training while Eddie Johnson has been traded to Fulham.

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