Tag: Evan Craig

Evan Loyd, Evan Garrad and Evan Craig Sign For College

Springfield SC U11, Gateway Classic 2004
Champions U11, Gateway Classic, September 2004. 1st tournament after merger of United, Soccer Select, and Cobras.

An opportunity to look back while looking forward. First, check out this early Springfield SC U11 squad with their Gateway Classic championship trophies from September 2004. This was the first tournament they played as U11’s after the merger of three Springfield teams; Springfield United, Springfield Soccer Select, and Todd McCutcheon’s Cobras. Thanks to Duane Moses for sharing the photo and Debbie Loyd for helping me pull this together. Now I need some more help, let’s complete this roster.

Back Row: Elliott Williams, Taylor Pedigo, Josh McCutcheon, Jakob Neidig, Evan Garrad, Evan Loyd, Robbie Oslica
Center Row: ?, ?, ?, ?, Danny Renner
Front Row: Dallas Moses, ?, Drew Kennedy, Evan Craig, Matt Call, ?

The three Evan’s of the SSC 94 Red Team… Evan Garrad, Evan Craig and Evan Loyd will all be playing next year in the GLVC. Garrard at UMSL, Craig at Rockhust, and Loyd at Bellarmine. They began playing together on a U8 Team, coach by Rich Garrard and Tim Flavin, known as Springfield Soccer. Then on and off for years together on the SSC 94 Red team.

Evan Craig, who joined the #1 ranked Raytown Billy Goat squad after helping Springfield SC win the State Title in 2011. The team lost to SLSG Elite in the 2012 Final but as noted go into this season ranked first in the State, as the defending champion SLSG Elite squad has joined the NPL and will not compete in State Cup this Spring/Summer.

He was named to the Class 1 All-State 1st Team and 1st Team All-Ozarks in 2012 .Evan is also a member of the Region 2 ODP Team. He was named to the Region 2 roster for the 2012 Boys NCAA Interregional which took place in Birmingham Al, in December 2012. He is still using the trophy pictured to hang the many medals he’s earned.

Evan Garrad joins the UMSL Tritons from Glendale and Springfield SC. A captain for the young Falcons, he moved into a central midfield role this year following three years on defense. The Falcons earned a District title before falling to Kickapoo in the Sectional game. Evan was named to the Class 3 Southwest Region 1st team and All-Ozark Conference 1st Team as well.

The Tritons reached the GLVC Championship last year, falling to Rockhurst. I know he’s got some academic chops and UMSL offers a nationally recognized school of optometry that is being considered.

Evan Loyd, goalkeeper for the Greenwood Blue Jays, also earned a State Championship with Craig and Garrad with Springfield SC. He’s since moved to Total Demize SC where he’s been honing his craft, including the recently competed Futsal Regional Tourney. Evan was named to the Class 1 All-State 2nd Team along with Southwest Regional honors.

He joins the Bellarmine Knights, who finished 4th in the GLVC in 2012 on a team with a large St Louis influence. Bellarmine is located in Louisville, KY.

All three players have been named to the 2013 All-Star game roster as well.

Rich Wiegers, Springfield Catholic in green

Missouri High Shool Soccer All-Academic Team Announced

Rich Wiegers, Springfield Catholic in green
Rich Wiegers, Catholic, defends during Gateway Classic
The Missouri State High School Soccer Coaches Association has announced its first All State Academic Team. Players were selected by a committee of coaches based on academic record, community service, playing ability and position. To be considered, a player needs to be a senior and nominated by his coach. Players will be honored at the January 5, 2013 Boys Honors Banquet and Hall of Fame Induction.

Banquet details can be found at http://www.mosoccercoach.com/

In addition, the 2012 Boys Assistant Coach of the Year Finalists and Team Sportsmanship Award Finalists have also been named. Winners will be announced at the banquet, as well.

All State Academic Team
GK, Quentin Coates, Lee’s Summit West
GK, Jack Klamer, Clayton
GK, Rich Heenan, Crocker
D, Joshua Nixon, Logan-Rogersville
D, Judson Woods, Barstow
D, Nick Wiegers, Springfield Catholic
D, Tyler McDonald, Pacific
D, John Tyler, O’Hara
D, Curtis Shillingsford, Chaminade
D, Reece West, Helias
D, Mitch Morris, Ft. Zumwalt West
MF, Jason Pesek, Chaminade
MF, , School of Osage
Patrick Hubbard, Branson
MF, Elliot Williams, Kickapoo
MF, Zach Aulgur, Park Hill
MF, Brendan Jones, Valley Park
MF, Michael Janke, Rolla
F, Jake Roberts, Barstow
F, Jeet Das, Ladue
F, Aaron White, Hannibal
F, Evan Craig, Springfield Catholic

2012 Boys Assistant Coach of the Year Finalists
Brian Adams, Parkway Central
Ryan Kelley, Lee’s Summit North
Cristobal Villa, Monett
Mike Wickenhauser, Rockhurst

2012 Boys Team Sportsmanship Finalists
Canton High School
Duchesne High School
Lutheran South High School
Missouri Military Academy


Southwest Missouri Class 1 All-Region Soccer Honors

Eddie Aceves and Luis Gonzalez, Monett Cubs
The Southwest Missouri All-Region team for Class 1 has been announced. The Region includes Districts 9, 10, 11 and 12 encompassing 18 teams. Voting is done by the Coaches. Recognition for Conference, Regional and State awards is done by members of the Missouri State High School Soccer Coaches Association (MSHSSCA). The Springfield Catholic Fighting Irish represented the Region at the Final 4 while going on to earn their second straight Class 1 title. District winners included the Crocker Lions (9), Sacred Heart Gremlins (10) and Monett Cubs (12).

Player of the Year – Mitchell Moncada
Offensive Player of the Year – Robbie Mueller
Co-Defensive Player of the Year – Danny Renner
Co-Defensive Player of the Year – Garrett Strange
Goal Keeper of the Year – James Straus
Coach of the Year – Tom Guinn

Position,Player,,Year ,,School
MF,Brock Nolting,,SO,,Stover
MF,Jordan French,,JR,,Stover
GK,Evan Loyd,,SR,,Greenwood
F,Nick Hogan,,JR,,Greenwood
GK,Rich Heenan,,SR,,Crocker
F,Devyn Hair,,SO,,Crocker
MF,Eddie Aceves,,JR,,Monett
MF,Luis Gonzalez,,SR,,Monett
MF / F,Brandon Cooper,,SO,,Sacred Heart
Def,Garrett Strange,,SO,,Sacred Heart
F,Jimmy Villalobos,,JR,,Sacred Heart
F,Robbie Mueller,,SR,,Osage
Def,Jon Colgan,,SR,,Osage
F,Mitch Moncada,,SR,,Springfield Catholic
MF / F,Evan Craig,,SR,,Springfield Catholic
GK,James Straus,,SR,,Springfield Catholic
MF,Ryan Randell,,JR,,Springfield Catholic
Def,Danny Renner,,SR,,Springfield Catholic
MF / F,Reilly Harbach,,JR,,Springfield Catholic

Participating schools in order of District finish (top two) and seed (others)
District 9 – Crocker, Osage, Laquey, Richland
District 10 – Sacred Heart, Stover, Smithton, Cole Camp, Green Ridge
District 11 – Springfield Catholic, Greenwood, New Covenant, Fair Grove
District 12 – Monett, Cassville, College Heights, Aurora, Thomas Jefferson


Missouri Class 1 District 11 All-District Soccer Honors

Danny Renner, Springfield Catholic
The 2012 All-District Team for District 11 Class 1 schools has been announced. Recognition for District, Conference, Regional and State awards is done by members of the Missouri State High School Soccer Coaches Association (MSHSSCA).

The District includes the Fair Grove Eagles, Greenwood Blue Jays, New Covenant Warriors and Springfield Catholic. The Fighting Irish won the District title for the fifth year in a row, defeating Greenwood in the title game. It was the first ever District tournament for Fair Grove.

1st Team,,,
Mitch Moncada ,Springfield Catholic,12,Forward
Evan Craig,Springfield Catholic,12,Forward
James Straus ,Springfield Catholic,12,Goalie
Danny Renner,Springfield Catholic,12,Defender
Ryan Randell,Springfield Catholic,11,Midfield
Evan Loyd,Greenwood,12,Goalie
Hayden Boyle,Greenwood,12,Midfield
Nick Hogan,Greenwood,11,Forward
Brandon Haake,Greenwood,12,Defender
Aaron  Battaglia,New Covenant,12,Goalie
Josh James,New Covenant,11,Forward
Chace Smart,New Covenant,12,Midfield
Preston Padgett ,Fair Grove,10,Forward
Cody Crews ,Fair Grove,11,Goalie
Jayden Happel ,Fair Grove,11,Midfield

Second Team,,,
Reilly Harbach ,Springfield Catholic,11,Midfield
Blake Weber ,Springfield Catholic,10,Defender
Nick Weigers ,Springfield Catholic,12,Defender
Josh Wegenka,Springfield Catholic,12,Defender
Blake Bremer,Springfield Catholic,12,Midfield
Raph Freelander,Greenwood,11,Defender
Sam Reece,Greenwood,12,Defender
Ben Aiken ,Greenwood,11,Defender
Tony Eon,Greenwood,10,Midfield
Jack Johnson ,New Covenant,9,Defender
Corey Weimer ,New Covenant,12,Midfield
Levi Long,New Covenant,12,Midfield
Cysco Merisotes ,Fair Grove,12,Midfield
Christian Lunday ,Fair Grove,12,Defender
Logan Beach ,Fair Grove,11,Defender

Coaches – please send me your District and Conference awards at Ole@SGFsoccer.com so that we can recognize your players as well.

Who is the Ozark’s Top Boys Soccer Player

I guess I could put up a photo to go with this story but that might tip my hand. Suffice it to say that my choice isn’t the same as the early leader. If the boys at O Zone are going to troll for traffic this way, might as well ensure there is as large a vote as possible.

Poll Question: Who is Ozarks’ top boys soccer player?

The OzarksSportsZone team is asking who is the Ozarks’ top boys soccer player in 2012. Make your vote each day. Voting will close on Friday at 5:00 pm. Results will be announced on Ozarks Sports Zone at 11:00 pm Friday on the Ozarks CW. Spread the word to vote for your favorite!