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Missouri Class 2 All-District 10 Soccer Honors

Nicole Howard, Rolla Bulldogs

The 2013 All-District Team for District 10 Class 2 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 Bolivar Liberators, Jeff City Helias, Marshfield Jays and Rolla Bulldogs. Jeff City Helias won the District title 1-0 over Rolla. They finished third at State in 2012.

They face the winner of the Republic vs Carl Junction Sectional on Saturday in a Quarterfinal match.

Class 2 All-District 10 Team

Player of the Year: Becky Roberts, Helias.
Offensive Player of the Year: Nicole Howard, Rolla.
Defensive Player of the Year: Meghan Nappier, Helias.
Keeper of the Year: Liz Czarnecki, Helias.
Coach of the Year: Mike Howard, Rolla.

First Team
Keeper: Liz Czarnecki, sr., Helias; Sammy Jacobson, sr., Bolivar.
Backs: London Clift, so., Rolla; Elizabeth Harris, jr., Bolivar; Meghan Nappier, jr., Helias.
Midfielders: McKenzie Lesh, so., Bolivar; Jordan Poire, jr., Helias; Becky Roberts, jr., Helias; Taylor Hagenhoff, sr., Helias; Amy Jernigan, jr., Rolla.
Forwards: Allison Vandiggelen, jr., Marshfield; Nicole Howard, jr., Rolla.

Second Team
Keeper: Katie Hudson, fr., Rolla.
Backs: Becca Roweton, sr., Bolivar; Megan Gilbert, so., Marshfield; Katlyn Cowell, so., Helias; Haley Bax, sr., Helias; Abby Rockers, jr., Helias.
Midfielders: Mikaela Insall, sr., Rolla; Brynn Proffitt, fr., Rolla; Shelby Roberts, jr., Bolivar; Megan Gammill, sr., Bolivar; Kaysie Scheuler, jr., Helias; Maddie Lammers, so., Helias.
Forwards: Emma Laney, fr., Rolla; Tiffany Weaver, jr., Helias.


Ozark Conference Preview


A quick look around the Conference. The Glendale Falcons are the defending Conference Champions, finishing 9-0 last year as they were led by Alix Opfer and Molly Brewer, who are now regulars at Division 1 Missouri State. The Waynesville Tigers finished 2nd at 7-2 followed by Camdenton and Lebanon at 6-3.

The Falcons finished 4th in the State last year after winning District 11, defeating Central in the Sectionals and Rock Bridge in the Quarterfinals. They fell to eventual champion Cor Jesu 0-1 in the semifinal and 1-3 to St Joseph in the 3rd place match.

The Falcon’s have 7 seniors with forward Driana Raff the returning high scorer with 9 goals in 2012. She also dished out 8 assists, also the top returning number. I would expect sophomore Olivia Wolfram to challenge for minutes up top although Kenzie Robbins, who led the JV with 11, may be a better fit with Raff in a 4-4-2. Junior Kindra Lierz, who played in the ECNL League for SLSG this Winter, returns in goal for the third year.

The Falcons open the season at Ozark on Tuesday March 19th, game time is 5:00 pm.

Waynesville Tigers Class 3 District 10 Champions, 2012
The Tigers return 6 seniors, including defender Jordan Kilthau, the POY in the Southwest Region last year. Defensive Player of the Year Kaitlyn Winking joins her but the Tigers will need to replace their All-Region goalie. Senior Leslie Larson will step into the role. Senior Rhiannon Moore, an All-Ozark performer in the midfield, has signed to play D2 soccer at Kentucky Wesleyan.

I can’t find any individual stats on the Tigers otherwise excellent website but knowing Head Coach Mike Gow the way I do he’s spent plenty of time reminding the girls that this is the best team Waynesville has had since 2008 when Katie Pritchard and Tasha Lord took them their second straight Conference title while setting State scoring and assist records. That team couldn’t get past Glendale in the playoffs however, despite earning their first ever win against the Falcons earlier in the year. This group got to Sectionals last year and the core of this team set a JV record for wins as freshman. Do you think they will be motivated to reach new heights?

Rolla Bulldogs Class 2 District 10
Via Rolla Daily News – Last season was the first losing campaign in the history of the Rolla High School girls’ soccer program. And veteran Lady Bulldog head coach Mike Howard expects his squad to return to its winning ways this spring.

Rolla is slated to open the season on Friday at Columbia against Rock Bridge High School, which has made it to the state tournament quarterfinals the past five years. The varsity game is to begin at 4 p.m.

Starting a large group of freshmen and sophomores, Rolla struggled to a 8-13-2 mark last season. The key graduation losses from that squad were senior midfielder Kendra Wood, now a member of the Missouri S&T women’s soccer team, and back Taylor Tronstad.

However, with all that youth playing a year ago the Lady Bulldogs now return nine starters, including their top scorer. Read more

Camdenton Lady Lakers Class 3 District 10
Via Lake News Online – Despite a slow 2-4 start, The Lady Lakers finished their 2012 season with a 17-8-1 overall record after a nine-game winning streak and claiming two regular season tournament championships, but fell just short of a repeat district championship. The team lost a number of seniors, with the two most notable being goalkeeper Cassie Hale and defender Allison Halderman. Despite their losses, the team brings back their top seven goal scorers, including the incredibly tough duo of Whitney Snow and Miriam Taylor, who were named the All-District co-offensive players of the year. Factor in Morgan Henry, who’s top-notch vision and passing enabled her to finish the season with 18 assists and 11 goals, and the offense looks stacked. Read more

The Lady Lakers open their season Friday at Fatima, a Class 1 program in Central Missouri.

Lebanon Yellowjackets open at Marshfield next Tuesday at 7:00 pm.

The Kickapoo Chiefs open their season Friday at 5:00 pm at Republic, a Class 2 program. They host Central on Saturday morning at 10:00 am. Central are the defending District 12 Champions, which now is made up of Joplin, Kickapoo and Parkview. This is an early District match up added to the schedule with the District realignment.

Parkview Vikings open at Ozark on Friday at 6:30 pm

West Plains Zizzers are at the season opening Harrison (AR) ReMax Tourney where they’ll play a pair of games.

Joplin Eagles won’t open until March 26th when they travel to Carthage.

Hillcrest Hornets open at Neosho on March 20th at 6:00 pm.

Thanks for visiting Springfield Soccer, the place for INFORMED COMMENTARY on the beautiful game in Southwest Missouri.

2006 All-Stars from Joplin and Neosho

Southwest Missouri All-Star Soccer Game Rosters Announced

2006 All-Stars from Joplin and Neosho
2006 All-Stars from Joplin and Neosho
The 7th Annual All-Star game is being played at the Greenwood Stadium Field at the Cooper Soccer Complex Thursday June 23rd. There will be two games, a Girls game beginning at 6:00 pm followed by the Boys game at 8:00 pm.

The rosters for the game have just been released with a new color scheme this year.

Girls Roster Final 2011 – The Green Team is coached by Jeff Rogers, Glendale and the White Team coached by Ben Timson, Catholic. Jeff’s youngest son, Jake Rogers, returns from a knee injury that kept him out of the Fall season to participate in the All-Star game. He will play for Crowder College in the Fall.

Boys Roster Final 2011 – The Green Team is coached by Mike Howard, Rolla and the White Team coached by Jacob Osborne, Carthage. Jason Howard, Mike’s oldest son, is playing and is headed for Lewis & Clark in St Louis following a senior season that included 2nd Team All-State and Central Region Offensive Player of the Year honors.

The teams are invited high school seniors who graduated in May 2011 and have recently completed their high school careers. Players are considered from three Class 3 Districts (10, 11 and 12), one Class 2 District (11) plus Bolivar and St James, and two Class 1 Districts (11, 12)

The game features the best graduating high school seniors in this region, as chosen by Eric Sorlie, Duane Moses and Tim Davis of Springfield Soccer Club. The event is organized and supported by Springfield Soccer Club, home to over 20 teams including three State Championship squads (2007, 2008 and recently crowned 2011 Boys U16 Missouri State Champions).

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Mike Howard, Rolla Bulldogs - Win 600

Mike Howard Earns 600th Win

Mike Howard, Rolla Bulldogs - Win 600
Mike Howard, Rolla Bulldogs - Win 600

Congratulations to Coach Mike Howard of the Rolla Bulldogs on reaching 600 wins in his career Thursday. He came into the game with an 14-6 record this season, his sixteenth season as the only Coach the Rolla Lady Bulldogs have had. Mike earned his 500th victory on March 22nd, 2008 when the Tigers defeated Hickman as part of the Central Bank Classic that opens the Girls season. His Season record going into the playoffs now stands at 15-6 with a Career overall record of 600-241-58. It includes a Boys record of 306-154-39.

In the six seasons (3 years) since the Girls team won a District title in 2010, increasing the programs total to 10 in the 15 years of the Program. The Boys program won District titles in 2008 and 2010.

He’s had several All-State players, including his son Jason Howard who was 2nd Team All-State last Fall and forward Tyler Sinnott was also a 2nd Team player in 2008. On the Girls side, Adrian Pogue was Honorable Mention in 2009 and 2010 at Goalkeeper and Kaitlin Bramel was 2nd Team in 2008, the last year of 2 Classes in Girls Soccer. Bramel is playing Soccer and Basketball for Fontbonne now.

Career: 600-241-58
Girls: 294-87-19
Boys: 306-154-39

For more background on Mike, check out West Plains Coach, and History teacher, Nick Schmitt’s interview in anticipation of reaching 500 wins. The complete interview will be available as part of Schmitt’s book, tentatively titled “Pursuit of a Championship: The History of High School Soccer in Southwest Missouri”

Mike Howard has come a long way. It all began for Howie, as a young boy growing up in the soccer-crazed town of Quincy, Illinois. In 1978, his family moved to Sedalia, Missouri. Mike attended Smith-Cotton High School where he was a three-year Varsity player. In 1984, Howie was a 1st Team All-District Defender for the Tigers, who became the first non-St. Louis School to reach the Final Four. The Tigers finished 4th in the State after losing to DeSmet in the State Semifinal and losing 4-2 to McCluer in the 3rd Place Game. In 1985, Howard was named as an All-State Defender as the Tigers defeated Joplin in a Sectional match before falling in the State Quarterfinals 4-3 to Vianney.

Howard didn’t have to go far to continue his playing career. For the next two years he starred as a defender for State Fair Community College in Sedalia. In 1986, Mike was named to the All-Midwest team. It was there that Howard’s playing career ended. He had a scholarship offer to play soccer at Benedictine College for John Senkosky, but decided to attend Central Missouri State University (now the University of Central Missouri).

In 1991, Mike was hired to coach soccer at Rolla High School. The boys program was just a year old. Larry Roth led the program to an 8-11-1 record in it’s inaugural season (1990). Read the rest here!best dubai escort

Mike Howard, Rolla Bulldogs (2011 May)

Thursday Games – Yeah Howie!

Mike Howard, Rolla Bulldogs (2011 May)
Mike Howard, Rolla Bulldogs (2011 May)
Not yet the final day of games despite the News-Leaders claims today. Top of the list? Mike Howard of the Rolla Bulldogs goes for his 600th career win tonight as the squad heads NE to visit the Union Wildcats, a Class 2 program. The next opportunity would come Tuesday in the District playoff game against Waynesville. UPDATE – The Bulldogs got the win. More tomorrow!

There are several Ozark Conference games, the most interesting being Lebanon’s visit to Waynesville. The teams are tied at 4-4 in the Conference, the winner finishes in the Top Half of the Table.

Republic Tigers – 2
Greenwood Blue Jays – 4
Greenwood goals were scored by Mary-Margaret Kirkman (3) and Sara Cook

Logan-Rogersville Wildcats – 2
Carthage Tigers – 1
The Wildcats got goals from Tawney Stowell and Shelby Rust

McAuley Warriors –
Bolivar Liberators –

Ozark Tigers –
Branson Pirates –
from April 26th – The game will start with 24:24 left to play in the first half, with Ozark up 3-0. The two teams will meet on Monday in the first round of the Class 3 District 11 playoffs as well.

Osage Indians – 3
Laquey Hornets – 2
Osage goals by Summer Dean (2) and Kelsey Abbott. The Indians, only a 3 year old program, got their 3rd win in a row and 7th on the season.

Union Wildcats – 2
Rolla Bulldogs – 3
The 600th career win for Rolla Coach Mike Howard, part of the Sedalia Soccer mafia that is spread throughout Central Missouri. More details tomorrow!


Parkview Vikings – 10
Hillcrest Hornets – 0
The Vikings got goals from Emma Chilton (3 and an assist – did that photo motivate her?), Kelsey Loderhose ( 2 and an assist), Mckenzi Payton (2), Becca Castillo (2 – your hard work paid off!) and Alex Shupert. Assists credited to Emily Courtney (2), Olivia Solari and Holly Messick.

Waynesville Tigers – 2
Lebanon Yellowjackets – 0
The game finished 17 minutes early due to lightning. Sara Dowling got both goals for the Tigers who finish 5-4 in the Conference. Lebanon finishes 4-5.

West Plains Zizzers – 1
Joplin Eagles – 0
Nice result for the Zizzers in advance of Districts, winning at home against the #2 seeded team in District 12. Goal by Anela Auala. Asissts to Alyce Bender and Carly Shannon. Shutout by Sammi Phegleyindependent dubai escort