Month: February 2012

Missouri Southern Lions Add Six

Missouri Southern Lions logoFrom Missouri Southern Lions – Missouri Southern’s head soccer coach Alese Woolard announced the signing of six freshmen today that will join the team next season.

“Adding this group of talented players to the roster makes us very eager to start the 2012 season. I believe their positive attitudes and work ethics will mesh well with those of our returners, and I expect to remain very competitive in the MIAA. I look forward to seeing how each one will contribute to our program,” said Woolard.

They join a squad that just graduated 8 seniors, including midfielder Brianna McKenzie (Webb City) and goalkeeper Randi Russell (Joplin) who were both regulars during all four years at MSSU.

Not mentioned in the story is Natascha Lord, who appears on the roster as a senior. Natascha originally signed with Southwest Baptist out of High School but soon transferred to Culver-Stockton where she played soccer and basketball. During her time at Waynesville she paired with Katie Pritchard on the pitch and the hardwood.

Hannah Ishmael

Hannah was a four year starter at center midfielder for Charles Page High School in Sand Springs, Oklahoma. As a freshman she earned All-District honors for Coach Caleb Horton and was the Sandites Offensive MVP. As a sophomore she earned an All-Conference nod and during her junior campaign was named All-Conference and All-District Honorable Mention. She is the daughter of Tony and Rebecca Ishmael and has two siblings, Nelson and Brooke. Hannah plans on majoring in Spanish while at Missouri Southern.

Kacie Hulse

Kacie was a three sport athlete for the Pirates of Pattonville High School competing softball, soccer, and swimming. Kacie was a three time first team All-Conference swimmer while earning the 2011-12 Scholar Activity Award at PHS, as well as earning a second team All-Conference nod her freshman year. She was a part of four straight team conference championships in swimming for the Pirates. Kacie was a three year starter on defense for Coach Tom Iffrig helping PHS to a third place state finish in 2009, and a state runner-up finish in 2010. She was also a part of three straight district championships and two conference championships on the pitch. In club soccer Kacie was a member of the 2010 President Cup Regional II champions team that eventually placed third in the nation. She is the daughter of Rodney and Carol Hulse and will join twin sister Kimberly on the Lions squad. Kacie and Kimberly also have two sisters Kristin and Kelli. Kacie plans on majoring in nursing at Missouri Southern.

Kimberly Hulse

Kimberly was a three sport athlete at Pattonville High School participating in soccer, basketball, and cross country for the Pirates. Kimberly was a four year starter on defense for Coach Tom Iffrig while earning a second team All-Conference nod her junior year and a first team accolade her senior season. Kimberly was a two time Scholar Activity Award winner at PHS. She was also a part of three straight district championships and two conference championships on the pitch. In club soccer Kimberly was a member of the 2010 President Cup Regional II champions team that eventually placed third in the nation. She is the daughter of Rodney and Carol Hulse and will join twin sister Kacie on the Lions squad. Kimberly and Kacie also have two sisters Kristin and Kelli. Kimberly plans on majoring in nursing at Missouri Southern.

Kayla Gajewski

Kayla was a four year started at midfielder for Coach Jack Baldwin and the Jaguars of Ft. Zumwalt West High School. While at FZWHS she earned Academic All-Conference honors all four years and was a part of three GAC South Conference Championships on the pitch. In club play was a part of the 2010 and 2009 Presidents Cup Regional II Championships, while helping St. Louis Scott Gallagher to a 2009 second place finish in the Missouri State Cup. Kayla also participated in the 2009 US Youth Soccer National Championships in Lancaster, Massachusetts. She is the daughter of Greg and Gina Gajewski and has one brother Ryan, who graduated from University of Missouri in 2011. Kayla is undecided on her major here at Missouri Southern.

Michaela Altvater

Michaela was a four year starter at outside middle defender for Coach Jackie Haller and the Bulldogs of Kearney (Missouri) High School. While on the pitch at KHS, Michaela earned All-District honorable mention honors in 2009, three second team All-Conference nods in 2009-11, and two second team All-District nods (2010-11). During her senior year Michaela also earned All-District honors for Cross Country and was selected as the Cross Country team captain, while leading the Lady Bulldogs to conference, district, and state championships. She played for the Kansas City Futbol Club Heat Soccer helping them to a State Cup finalist in 2009 and then a State Cup Championship and a third place finish at regionals in 2010. Michaela is the daughter of Steve and Mickie Altvater and has two siblings, Mackenzie and Tommie. She is currently undecided on her major at Missouri Southern.

Karley Thomas

Karley was a four year letter winner for Coach Baldwin and the Jaguars of Fort Zumwalt West High School at forward. She was a four time All-Conference Academic Team member, while earning honorable mention All-Conference her freshman year and second team All-District and All-Conference her senior season. Karley helped the Jaguars to a district championship during her senior season. In club play Karley was a member of the St. Louis Scott Gallagher club and helped SLSG to a two state cup finalist finishes, 2009 and 2010. In 2009, the SLSG were also regional champions and national participants. Karley is undecided on her major here at Missouri Southern and is a native of O’Fallon, Mo. She is the daughter of Keith and Christie Thomas and older sister Kayla played soccer for future MIAA opponent Lindenwood. Karley and Kayla have one other sibling, Kody.kuwait escort

Lance Parker, former Missouri State Bears, Kicking It

Yep, that’s former Bear Lance Parker in the #1 spot. He’s now playing for FC Edmonton in the NASL (one level below Major League Soccer). From his bio on the site

Parker, a native of Oklahoma City, already has NASL experience with Miami FC (now Fort Lauderdale Strikers), as well as a two-year stint with Chivas USA in the MLS. Before signing with Miami, Parker played for Missouri State for four years where he was named First Team Academic All American.

Lance appears to be recovered from major surgery on his arm and elbow. Parker suffered a compound fracture of his right arm in a game against the Carolina RailHawks on June 11, 2011 and spent the off-season working one-on-one with a coach down in Florida to get himself back in game shape. Per the website, Parker and Canadian keeper David Monsalve will duel it out for the starting job in 2012.

Lance is enroute to Edmonton now, having left Miami two days ago by car. The season runs from April to September and you can catch games from Texas, to Florida, North Carolina and North. Check it out if you’ll be doing any travel.indian girls hot

Sporting Kansas City Holding Open Tryouts


Sporting Kansas City will hold open tryouts for prospective players on Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10 at the team’s Sporting Club Training Center in Swope Park, the club announced Tuesday. The tryouts are open to players who are 18 years of age and older, and are among the first 300 registrants.

“The quantity and quality of talented players to participate in our open tryouts each of the last four years has been encouraging,” Sporting KC Manager Peter Vermes said. “These tryouts are an important opportunity for us to evaluate players with aspirations to play in Major League Soccer and by moving the tryouts to June, we put ourselves in a position to align the tryouts in advance of the summer transfer window.”

2012 Sporting Kansas City Open Tryouts
Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10
Sporting Club Training Center in Swope Park
6310 Lewis Road, Kansas City, MO 64132

This year’s event marks the fifth consecutive year the club has held an organized open tryout. The previous occasions have drawn scores of players from more than a dozen different countries.

In 2008, the club offered open tryouts for the first time since the team’s inaugural season in 1996 and signed two players to professional contracts later that season. Nelson Pizarro appeared in three matches, while Kevin Souter played in ten games over two seasons, including two appearances in the 2008 MLS Cup Playoffs.

Members of the Sporting Kansas City technical staff will conduct the tryouts, evaluating and identifying all players who participate on Saturday, June 9.They will then select a group of the top performers from day one to return on Sunday, June 10 for a second session to allow the players an additional opportunity to showcase their abilities. No registered players are guaranteed a spot at the second day of tryouts.

Finalists from the open tryouts may then be given the chance to train with the Sporting Kansas City first team as they compete in their 17th season in Major LeagueSoccer.

Interested individuals can register for the 2012 open tryouts at Players must pay the tryout fee, ranging from $200-$208 depending on payment method, for the opportunity to participate and also must be able to provide their own transportation, lodging and food for the weekend.
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Brewer and Opfer Among 11 Who Sign With Missouri State Bears

Brewer-OpferBefore the details, a note – this is the broadest group I’ve seen enter the program in my 9 years of watching and covering the program. With players from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois and Nevada, Coach Brewer appears to have spread his web further than ever. I hope its the final step in getting them to the MVC Championship, and NCAA Tourney, following the teams stumble in the MVC Tourney the past two years. Get em!

Via MissouriStateBears – Missouri State women’s soccer head coach Rob Brewer announced that he has 11 commitments from players to join the program for the 2012 season.

“There is excellent speed among the newcomers that will add to the overall team speed,” said Brewer. “We are replacing a strong senior class, so we expanded geographically to recruit quality players. I know this age group well having watched my daughter compete over the past few years.”

2012 Women’s Soccer Commitments:

Molly Brewer, F/D, Springfield, Mo. (Glendale High/St. Louis Scott Gallagher)
Lauren Fussell, M/D, St. Louis, Mo. (Oakville High/St. Louis Scott Gallagher)
Lauren Josten, M, St. Peters, Mo. (Duchesne High/St. Louis Scott Gallagher Red)
Cassandra Le, D, White Bear Lake, Minn. (White Bear Lake High/St. Croix Soccer Club)
Alix Opfer, M/D, Springfield, Mo. (Glendale High/Springfield Soccer Club)
Kayla Seabaugh, M/D, Perryville, Mo. (St. Vincent High/St. Louis Scott Gallagher)
Rachel Sebald, GK, Menomonee Falls, Wis. (Wisconsin Lutheran High/Milwaukee Sport Club)
Lauren Shadel, D, Las Vegas, Nev. (Arbor View High/Players Soccer Club)
Kimberlea Smith, GK, Glendale, Ariz. (Mountain Ridge High/Sereno Soccer Club 94 Blues)
Erin Stewart, M, Bennington, Neb. (Marian High/Toro Bravo)
Kristina Tomaras, F, Aurora, Ill. (Benet Academy/Chicago Fire Juniors Red 11)

kayla-seabaugh-st-vincentBy the way, Kayla Seabaugh will be familiar to the Springfield Catholic fans as she is the Defensive Midfielder for the St Vincent squad that lost 2-3 in the Final last year and has also been to the Final 4 the last 3 years, winning it all in 2009

Visit the Bears website for details on each playercall girls in lahore