Men's Soccer

COUGARS MEN'S SOCCER - ESTABLISHED AND EXCELLING

Head Coach Thomas Kearns is looking forward to the 2014 campaign ...

The SCC coaching staff is looking forward to the 2014 Soccer Season. This year’s team will be a mixture of first year freshman and experienced sophomores. The incoming recruiting class is extremely talented and will mix well with the solid group of returning players. The 2014 Cougars look to build on the success of the past five seasons. The Cougars have finished with a winning record in each of the past four seasons.

This team is determined to put SCC soccer among the elite teams in Region XVI and the MCCAC (Midwest Community College Athletic Conference). The team will compete against perennial powers Jefferson College, East Central College and Lewis & Clark Community College.

I expect to have an abundance of players competing for spots in the starting eleven. Some of the early signees have ensured our competitiveness and will battle for starting positions. I am counting on David Hernandez (Haines City High School) Carlos DeLeon (South West High School), Frank Valenti (Francis Howell), Nate Durham (Christian High School, and Ibis Suljic (Fort Zumwalt West)

to be among players competing for time on defense. We have a number of versatile players that may play in a variety of roles including midfield. These players include: David Keeven (Trinity High School), MichaelFlynn-Carr (Duchesne High School) and Michael Frkovic (Francis Howell North). Dan Smith (Pattonville High School), and Tyer Wyatt (St. Dominic High School).

Up front we will be looking to Ciro Cirillo (Ferguson High School), Eli Patterson (Christian High School) and Gabe Rish (Francis Howell North) to notch a few game winning goals.

Our returning players bring a great deal of experience, skill and dedication to the 2014 squad. I anticipate these qualities leading our team to a very successful season. Returning defenders are Fritzson Duclervil (Ridge High School) and David Perez (Hazelwood West High School).  In the midfield, we have Fernando Franco (Coral Gables High School), Valrick Fullins (Ridge High School) and Erick Ocampo (Doral Academy).  On the forward line we have Stevenson Coleman (St. Charles West High School).

In addition, we have some experienced sophomore transferring n to the SCC Men's Soccer program: Jonathan Lopez (South Miami High School/Jefferson College), David McCoy (St. Dominic High School/Fontbonne University, Michael Holmes (Francis Howell/Westminster) and Nic Powers (Francis Howell Central/William Woods University.

I am very pleased with our outlook and the ability of the players coming into the program. I anticipate SCC soccer players to be again selected to all Region XVI and all MCCAC teams. In 2009, Brad Jacobsen received first team All-Region XVI honors and Scott Hunter received second team All-Region XVI and MCCAC All-Conference teams. In 2009, the SCC Men’s Soccer team was awarded with The Sportsmanship Award from the MCCAC.

In 2010, Matt Wilcox and Brad Jacobsen were selected as first team All-Region and MCCAC All-Conference. Gen Spaunhhorst was selected second team All-Region and All-Conference. Robbie Bajier, Alex Pajada, and Austin Haywood received second team All-Conference honors. Jared Ray received second team All-Region recognition.

In 2011, All-Conference players were: Robert Wright, Robbie Bajier, Conor Leach, Austin Haywood, Matt Jung and Bryan Powers. All-Region players were: Robbie Bajier, Bryan Powers, Conor Leach and Austin Haywood.

In 2012, All-conference players were: Brad Duke, Tyler Johnson, Kevin Dougherty, Joey Kaver, Ramon Perez and Kevin Reis. All-Region players were Brad Duke and Tyler Johnson.

The future looks bright and I am proud to be a part of St. Charles Community College and the soccer program.