The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-Region Team, formerly All-Midwest, for 2014 spring campaign includes eleven players from Missouri. Of the eleven, three come from the Ozark Conference – Nicole Howard of the Rolla Bulldogs, Kindra Lierz of the Glendale Falcons and Whitney Snow of the Camdenton Lakers. Continue reading “Howard, Lierz and Snow Named to NSCAA All-Region Squad”
Senior Whitney Snow of the Camdenton Lakers made her final game a memorable one. In the Class 3 District 10 semifinal, Snow scored on a corner kick early in the first half to tie the game at Waynesville. It would be the only goal for the Lakers who were eliminated in a hard fought match with a controversial game-winner. As noted by the story in the Waynesville Guide
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It was announced that Snow’s goal gave her 143 points on the season, which is a new state record. The previous record was 142. Snow scored 59 goals (players receive two points per goal) and 25 assists this season.
Whitney has signed to play at Southwest Baptist University where she’ll trade the purple of the Lakers for the purple of the Bearcats. The signing announcement summarized her career well:
Whitney comes to SBU after a very successful high school and club career where she will be a 3-Time All-State Player in Missouri. Considered one of the best players ever to come out of Camdenton and coached by one of the state’s most respected coaches in JD Hunter, Whitney will be a 3-Time All-State Player, 2-Time Conference- Co-Offensive Player of the Year, 3 Time All-Conference Performer, 3-Time All-Central Missouri Performer, 2-Time All-District Player of the Year, and numerous other honors. “SBU is a good Christian school with excellent academics and a very good and improving soccer program,” said Whitney. Whitney will major in Education with plans on being certified in both Missouri and New York as a teacher.
Whitney played club soccer with Missouri Elite FC out of Springfield, Missouri.
On a related note, Head Coach JD Hunter of the Camdenton Lakers has announced his retirement after 17 years leading the girls program. He’s pictured below with his final senior class. Well done Coach and enjoy all that free time!
Senior captain Miriam Taylor was featured in the Lake News for a recent record set for Camdenton. She has scored 20 or more goals in all four of her years representing the Lakers.
After the team played in the Moberly Tournament this past weekend, in which they defeated Kirksville 6-1 and tied with Moberly in a 3-3 contest, the Lady Lakers took on West Plains on Tuesday night in an Ozark Conference battle.
Camdenton won the contest 10-0 to improve to 7-4-1 on the season. Taylor scored three goals on the night, which put her at 20 on the season, clenching that record. When Coach J.D. Hunter informed her of her accomplishment, Taylor’s reply was simple.
“I couldn’t have done it without the team.”
The 20 goals extends the Career Scoring mark for the school that she already held. As Coach JD Hunter noted in a Facebook post at the beginning of April, she set the Career Assist mark of 45 in the game against Hillcrest.
First, Senior forward Miriam Taylor had two assists on the night which gives her 45 assists in her career. This makes Miriam Camdenton’s top career assist leader (to go along with her 78 career goals whic his also a Camdenton record). Great job, Miriam. She told me tonight that she’s even more excited about the assist record than she is about the goal scoring record.
While the Lady Laker’s record book is not current, it’s easy to see that it will be rewritten by the time the season ends.
Miriam will be taking her scoring prowess to Lewis & Clark CC in the Fall. She’ll be joined there in 2014 by Nicole Howard of Rolla, which should strike some fear into more than a few defensive lines down the road.
“What I see is someone who can score goals, and that’s what we’ll expect from her,” Rooney said. “I like her speed, the way she gets to the goal, and she has a knack for finishing, so I’m counting on her ability to score goals for us next season. I think she’s going to be a big asset for us.”
Taylor still has her senior season left to play for the Lady Lakers, and her current coach knows that Lewis and Clark will be getting a quality player to add to their roster.
“Miriam is a tenacious competitor, and blessed with wonderful speed,” Coach J.D. Hunter said. “She is a great leader on and off the field. What they get with her is consistency. She’s never scored less than twenty goals since her freshman year.”
As JD Hunter noted on the Lady Laker’s Facebook Page
Miriam is currently Camdenton’s leading goal scorer in the program’s history and is a three year starter for the Lady Lakers (the photo above is as a freshman in a game at Nixa). She follows former Laker Sandra Shore to the Flyers. Shore has completed her two years at Lewis & Clark where she was the starting keeper both years.
Tim Rooney, coach of the L&C Trailblazers, recently set the all-time record for the most wins of any National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) women’s soccer coach, winning his 331st game in September. He finished with 335.
UPDATED – Full schedule this evening with all ten teams playing. Joplin is looking to continue their unbeaten run, they are 2-0 in the Ozark Conference and 5-0 overall, having outscored their opponents 31-0 thus far. Rolla and Glendale open Conference play tonight, with the Bulldogs visiting Parkview and the Falcons hosting Camdenton, the two in-town games for your consideration tonight.
Parkview Vikings – 1
Rolla Bulldogs – 7
Glendale Falcons – 5
Camdenton Lakers – 0
Yamil Ocampo and Nic Bauer scored in the first half to lead the Falcons
Lebanon Yellowjackets – 1
Kickapoo Chiefs – 9
Taylor Pedigo opened the scoring, only to see Lebanon’s Kyle Monnahan tie the score. Aaron Strunk got the game-winner in the first half and the Chiefs had seven different players score.
Waynesville Tigers – 3
West Plains Zizzers – 0
Zizzer Soccer – Waynesville opened the scoring in the 8th minute. Waynesville added a goal from Lucas Cressler in the 20th minute. The score was 2-0 at halftime.
Joplin Eagles – 10
Hillcrest Hornets – 0
Joplin Globe – Ryan Estes got the Eagles on the board at the 6:00 mark when he punched in a corner kick to make it 1-0. Estes added a goal and an assist. Rice finished with two goals for the Eagles. Garrett Ward had two goals and two assists.
The Home Team is listed first. Thanks as always go out to Nick Schmitt of the West Plains Zizzers for maintaining the Ozark Conference standings and archives. More pictures like this are available here. Get your money’s worth, accept no imitators!