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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!

Springfield SC U17 Boys Open Play At Disney Soccer Showcase

UPDATED – The Disney Soccer Showcase kicks off today and there are two Missouri-based squads participating, both in the Under 17 age group. Disney is considered one of the top tournaments in the country and will have over 350 college coaches on hand to evaluate the talent.

Springfield SC 94/95 are participating in the Showcase Red group. The teams will play 3 group games and the top team in each of the two brackets will advance to the semifinal on Thursday. The Final will be played later that same day.

SPRINGFIELD SC 94/95 enter the tourney ranked 65th nationally per GotSoccer, 10th in Region 2 and 1st in Missouri. They’ll face off against teams that rank 3rd (Manhattan SC), 44th (Calverton SC) and 71st (Team Boca). The squad won the Missouri state Championship as U16’s last June (94/95 age group).

2011 U16 State Cup Champs with NamesSpringfield SC 94/95 Schedule
Tuesday 4:00pm: MANHATTAN SC AJAX (NYE) vs SPRINGFIELD SC 94/95 I (MO)

A report from the game from a reliable source: We won 2-1!…they were a good team…ranked third in country by GotSoccer. But we are tough to break down. We got goals from Nic Bauer in First half and by Mitch Moncada in second. Evan Garrad had a PK saved. We dominated the first 20 then they bossed the rest of the half. They started strong in second and we looked for a counter and got one. They scored with about 10 to go making for exciting finish. Thanks for the props, Steve! U know we miss you!!!!

Wednesday 12:00pm: TEAM BOCA 94/95 WHITE (FL) vs SPRINGFIELD SC 94/95 I (MO)
Friday 9:00am: Semifinal Showcase Red

Coaches from Missouri in attendance include
* Harris-Stowe State University – Billy Paymaster, GK Coach
* Missouri State University – Michael Seabolt, Associate Head Coach
* St Louis University – Jason O’Keefe, Assistant Coach

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Springfield Catholic Capture First State Title


First year coach Tom Guinn didn’t know what to expect when he took the job as head coach of the boys soccer team at Springfield Catholic. He had never even seen them play. Guinn knew about the team’s recent success but he was told the Irish had lost quite a few seniors and he would have his work cut out for him.

“Going into it I knew the expectations were going to be high,” Guinn said. I knew people were expecting us to win but I didn’t know what kind of talent we were going to have. I would say within the first week or so I knew that this team was going to be good.”

Guinn’s gut feeling turned out to be a little off, the Springfield Catholic boys soccer team was a lot better than good. On Sunday, they capped an undefeated 29-0-1 season with a Class 1 State Championship by beating Pembroke Hill (KC) 1-0 in Blue Springs.

The state title was the first by a boys’ soccer team in Southwest Missouri and it was a long time coming for the Irish. Though this is only the fifth year of the boys’ soccer program at Springfield Catholic, the team has seen its share of heartbreak. After finishing third in 2008, the Irish were beaten in the state championship game the next two seasons.

Senior midfielder Luke Straus started in every Irish state tournament game. He said it was a huge relief for the team to finally break through this season.

“My freshman year was the first time we ever went to state so honestly I was pretty happy with third and just going to state,” Straus said. “The last two years have been pretty painful because we knew we were the better team.”

Last season, the Irish entered the state championship game as heavy favorites against a Whitfield team they had beaten 3-0 in the regular season only to be shutout 1-0. Things had an eerie feel as the Irish stepped onto the pitch Sunday against a Pembroke Hill team they had dominated in October.

“It was déjà vu all over again for us this year because we played Pembroke Hill in the regular season and beat them 3-0 and then we see them in the finals and we have a chance to exorcise our demons,” Guinn said. “I told the guys to realize that this isn’t a regular season game this is a state title game, it’s completely different and they need to come out and get things done.”

During the regular season, there were only three games that the Irish did not win by at least three goals (the tie came against Ft. Zumwalt West in the Gateway City Classic) but, like coach Guinn said, everything is different in the state title game.

Pembroke Hill hung right with the Irish, but in the end the better team found a way as junior forward Mitch Moncada’s header landed in the back of the net and the Irish were finally state champs.

To make sure that sure that they did not wear down at the end of the year, the Irish made conditioning a big part of their training. Senior defender Reid Harbach said that the team’s goal was to out-work everybody else.

“We like to keep a high level of practice all the time,” Harbach said. “We work hard during sprints and everything to make sure we’re more fit than the other teams because it makes a huge difference in the end.”

Coach Guinn said that a combination of great leadership from his five seniors and the team’s strong work ethic were what put the Irish over the top. He said that from the first day of practice, the Irish were fiercely intent on winning the title and going undefeated and being the first Springfield area team to do so were just icing on the cake.

“I think it does mean a lot now that we’ve done it,” Guinn said. “It does mean a lot to the Springfield community. It puts Springfield soccer on the map.”

Next season, coach Guinn and everyone else should have a pretty good idea of what the Springfield Catholic team is capable of. Now that they’ve gotten over the hump, good luck getting them back down.

This story was written by Harrison Keegan who previously covered Sporting KC on this website. He is a Missouri State student who covers sports for the Missouri State Standard and has also worked for TAGSGF.com.

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