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Bellevue University Men’s Soccer 2011 This Week:

Sports Information Athletic Department Phone: 402-557-7058 Athletic Department Fax: 402-557-5407 Sports Information Fax: 402-557-5409

The Bellevue University men’s soccer team opens the 2011 season this week when they visit MidAmerica Nazarene University on Saturday, Aug. 27. Kick-off is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. at Pioneer Field in Olathe, Kan.

Steve Field Sports Information Director Email: steve.field@bellevue.edu Phone: 402-557-7062

Following the Action: Saturday’s match at MNU will include live stats and video.

Scouting Bellevue:

Tim Bendon Assistant Sports Information Director Email: tim.bendon@bellevue.edu Phone: 402-960-5936

The Bruins return nine letterwinners and four starters from last year’s team that finished with a 13-6-1 overall record.

2011 MEN’S SOCCER SCHEDULE (0-0-0) Date Opponent

Time

Mon., Aug. 22 at Doane - Exhibition

W, 4-0

Sat., Aug. 27 at MidAmerica Nazarene

3:00 p.m.

Thu., Sept. 1 at William Carey

7:00 p.m.

Sat., Sept. 3 vs. Northwood (Fla.)

4:00 p.m.

Tue., Sept. 6 at Graceland

7:00 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 9 vs. Hannibal-LaGrange

3:00 p.m.

Sat., Sept. 10 vs. Oklahoma Baptist

5:00 p.m.

Wed., Sept. 14 Benedictine

7:00 p.m.

Sat., Sept. 17 at Jamestown

11:00 a.m.

Fri., Sept. 23 at Westminster

4:00 p.m.

Sun., Sept. 25 vs. Great Falls

11:00 a.m.

Tue., Oct. 4 at Columbia (Mo.)

4:00 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 8

* at Southwestern Christian

2:30 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 15

* at York

1:00 p.m.

Among BU’s returnees includes junior forward David Lastra. The 2010 MCAC Offensive Player of the Year led the Bruins with 10 goals and 40 shots last season. The Bruins also return senior defender Tom Dodds who suffered a back injury that sidelined him last year and received a medical redshirt. He was a first team all-MCAC selection in 2009 and was a key component to the Bruins’ defense which registered 10 shutouts. The Bruins added two transfers and six freshman to the 2011 team. Phil Dobbing joins the Bruins after playing two seasons at Maple Woods CC in Kansas City, Mo., while Earvin Esale played at North Country CC in Saranac Lake, N.Y. Freshmen Kwame Avitso, Jacob Cawsey, Robert Jackson, Juan Narvaez, Antonio Pinto and Sam Porter join the Bruins after standout careers at the high school level. BU also returns sophomore goalkeeper Juan Cale and freshman midfielder Manuel Lira who both redshirted last year. Graeme Eaglesham and Luke Baxter, who were both members of the 2009 squad, return to the Bruins this season. Eaglesham was named the MCAC Newcomer of the Year while Baxter redshirted in 2009 after appearing in five matches as a freshman in 2008.

Mon., Oct. 17 at Kansas Wesleyan

8:00 p.m.

Wed., Oct. 19

* Central Christian

4:30 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 22

* Central Baptist

2:30 p.m.

Preseason Rankings:

Wed., Oct. 26 Grand View

7:00 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 29

2:30 p.m.

Bellevue University men’s soccer program earned 36 votes in the preseason top 25 coaches’ poll released on Tuesday, Aug. 16.

* at Oklahoma Wesleyan

TBA MCAC Tournament

TBA

Sat., Nov. 19 NAIA National Championship Opening Round TBA Nov. 28-Dec. 3 NAIA National Championship Home matches in bold purple and played at Tranqulity Park * - denotes MCAC matches Aug. 25, 2011

TBA

The Bruins will face five teams in the preseson top 25 poll, including Oklahoma Baptist (No. 8), Kansas Wesleyan (No. 10), Grand View (No. 13), William Carey (No. 22) and Columbia (No. 23). Bellevue also topped the 2011 MCAC men’s soccer preseason coaches’ poll released on Wednesday, Aug. 24.

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Bellevue Men’s Soccer 2011 ROSTER No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 22 23 24 25 26

Name Pos. Ht. Luke Baxter GK 6-0 Phil Dobbing D 5-10 Alex Zimmer MF 5-8 Jamie Waters D 6-0 Emmanuel Pena MF 5-4 Tom Dodds D 6-1 Graeme Eaglesham F 5-11 Earvin Esale MF 6-0 David Lastra F 5-11 Brady Batchelor D 6-1 Manuel Lira MF 5-7 Ryan Beasley MF 6-0 Nathan Wetton D 5-11 Jacob Cawsey MF 6-0 Michael Conchie F 6-0 Sam Porter MF 5-7 Juan Cale GK 6-1 Antonio Pinto MF 5-4 Robert Jackson F 6-0 Mike Minchew GK 5-11 Juan Narvaez MF Kwame Avitso MF

Wt. 180 160 160 160 140 170 160 180 182 200 170 140 160 154 175 142 191 134 158 200

Cl. So. Jr. Sr. So. So. Sr. So. Jr. Jr. Jr. RFr. So. So. Fr. Jr. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Fr.

Hometown Lincolnshire, England Chester-Le-Street, England Bellevue, Neb. Skegness, England Bellevue, Neb. Lincolnshire, England Ayr, Scotland London, England Cali, Colombia Bellevue, Neb. Guadalajara, Mexico Lincoln, England Skegness, England Lincolnshire, England Liverpool, England Lincolnshire, England Cali, Columbia San José, Costa Rica Lincolnshire, England Leavenworth, Kan.

Previous School(s) Bruhby Comprehensive Maple Woods/Hermitage Bellevue East HS Lincoln College Bellevue West HS Lincoln College Girvan Academy North Country CC Diana Oese HS Bellevue West HS Omaha South HS Lincoln College Lincoln College Winterton Comprehensive Archbishop Beck HS Lincoln College South Dade HS Colegio de La Salle Lincoln College Leavenworth HS

Last Poll School 3 Hastings (Neb.) (20) 7 Mobile (Ala.) 1 Rio Grande (Ohio) (1) 11 Vanguard (Calif.) 6 Bethel (Tenn.) 5 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 22 Southern Poly (Ga.) 14 Oklahoma Baptist 10 Belhaven (Miss.) 8 Kansas Wesleyan 9 Bryan (Tenn.) 16 Azusa Pacific (Calif.) 13 Grand View (Iowa) 15 Missouri Valley RV Science & Arts RV Holy Names (Calif.) 17 St. Thomas (Fla.) 18 SCAD Savannah (Ga.) 21 Texas at Brownsville RV Great Falls (Mont.) 25 Concordia (Ore.) RV William Carey (Miss.) 23 Columbia (Mo.) 20 Cumberlands (Ky.) 24 Saint Xavier (Ill.)

Aug. 25, 2011

MAN-yoo-el Leer-uh BEEZ-lee

POOR-tur JACK-sun MEN-chew

BRIGS GAL-vis Heath-Press-TIN LEE-on KEY-ta

Last Season Recap:

PRESEASON POLL - AUG. 16, 2011

Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25

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Head Coach: Matt Briggs, 5th season Assistant Coaches: Daniel Galvis, 6th season Mark Heath-Preston, 1st season Leon Kita, 1st season

NAIA TOP 25 COACHES’ POLL

Pronunciation BAKS-tur DOB-ing ZIM-urr WAH-durs e-MAN-yoo-el PAIN-yah DODZ

2010 Record Points 25-0 591 17-4-2 560 22-1 549 11-7 498 14-6-1 487 15-4-1 475 12-5-3 448 17-4 429 16-2-3 405 16-3 399 18-2-2 388 16-4-1 386 21-1 381 14-5-2 370 16-5 348 14-5-2 315 11-5-2 279 14-4 219 15-4 213 16-4-1 190 16-3-1 176 9-5-3 169 12-6-3 159 14-3-3 151 15-6-1 132

The Bruins won the 2010 MCAC regular season title with a 4-0 mark and ended the season with a 13-6-1 overall record. Bellevue finished second in the MCAC/DAC/Frontier Unaffiliated Group Tournament, losing 2-1 to the University of Great Falls in the championship game.

Up Next: The Bruins will stay on the road next week when they travel to Hattiesburg, Miss. for a pair of matches. BU will play at No. 22 William Carey University on Thursday, Sept. 1 at 7:00 p.m. before playing Northwood (Fla.) University on Saturday, Sept. 3 at 4:00 p.m.

2011 MCAC PRESEASON POLL Rank 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

School 2010 Record Bellevue University * 13-6-1 Southwestern Christian University 20-3-0 Oklahoma Wesleyan University 11-5-3 Central Baptist College 12-7-1 Central Christian College 12-6-1 York College 1-16-0

*- denotes 2010 MCAC Regular Season Champions

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Head Coach Matt Briggs | Head Coach Matt Briggs will begin his fifth season as the head men’s soccer coach at Bellevue University in 2011, after serving two seasons as the Bruins’ assistant coach from 2005-06. In his first four seasons, Briggs has amassed a 51-20-5 (.704) overall record, guiding the Bruins to conference/independent tournament championships in three of the last four seasons, three MCAC regular season titles, and two NAIA Men’s Soccer National Championship appearances. In 2010, Briggs led the Bruins to a 13-6-1 overall mark and a 4-0 record in the MCAC to claim his third straight regular season conference title. He also coached the conference’s Offensive Player of the Year, David Lastra. He was named the 2009 MCAC Coach of the Year after guiding the Bruins through the conference regular season undefeated as Bellevue did not allow a goal in league competition. In addition, Briggs coached the league’s Offensive Player of the Year (Mark Heath-Preston), Defensive Player of the Year (Leon Kita), and the Newcomer of the Year (Graeme Eaglesham). NOTES: 5th Season at Bellevue

The Bruins advanced to the second round of the 2009 NAIA Men’s Soccer National Championship, knocking off previously unbeaten Bethel (Ind.) in the opening round, before falling to eventual national champion Lindsey Wilson.

Coaching Record: BU: 51-20-5 (.704)

In 2008, Briggs led the Bruins to the school’s first-ever NAIA Men’s Soccer National Tournament appearance where Bellevue fell to eventual national champion Bethel (Tenn.) in the first round and finished with a No. 6 final national ranking.

2009 MCAC Coach of the Year

As assistant coach, Briggs helped lead Bellevue University to the MCAC regular season crown in 2006 and to back-toback MCAC Tournament titles in 2005 and 2006. Originally from Lincoln, England, Briggs began his coaching career working with youth at the Lincoln City Football Club at the Center of Excellence. After moving to the United States at the age of 20, Briggs began his collegiate playing career at Kansas City Kansas Community College, captaining the team his sophomore year. He transferred to Hastings College for his junior season where he helped lead the Broncos to the NAIA final four. Briggs played his final season at Bellevue in 2004.

Post-Season Appearances/National Ranking Year School

Postseason

Final National Ranking

2010 Bellevue

Unaffiliated Group Tournament - Runner-up

2009 Bellevue

NAIA National Tournament - 2nd Round

Received votes

2008 Bellevue

NAIA National Tournament - 1st Round

No. 6

2007 Bellevue

NAIA Regional - Semifinals

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A 2006 graduate of Bellevue University, Briggs earned his Bachelor of Science degree in physical education with an emphasis in human performance. Briggs earned his National Diploma in sports science from North Lincolnshire College and completed his UEFA B coaching qualification in 2011.

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Matt Briggs Year-by-Year Year 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 Totals

School Bellevue Bellevue Bellevue Bellevue Bellevue 4 seasons

Aug. 25, 2011

Record 0-0-0 13-6-1 14-3-1 14-4-1 10-6-2 51-20-5

Pct. -.675 .805 .763 .611 .704

MCAC Record -4-0 3-0 4-0 3-1 14-1

Pct. -1.000 1.000 1.000 .750 .933

MCAC Regular Season -1st 1st 1st 2nd 3 championships

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Conference Tournament -2nd 1st 1st 1st 3 championships

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Assistant Coaches Daniel Galvis | Assistant Coach Daniel Galvis enters his fifth season on the Bruin coaching staff as an assistant coach after a standout career as a goalkeeper for the Bruins. Galvis handles administrative duties, recruiting and his coaching specialty, goalkeeping. In his first four seasons as the team’s goalkeeper coach, Galvis coached two-time all-conference and all-Region goalkeeper Romain Couture, who was also a 2007 NAIA All-American, recording a 1.18 goals against average, while collecting five shutouts. He also mentored senior all-league goalkeeper Sebastian Narvaez, who currently holds school records for career wins (32), saves (201), shutouts (14), and goals against average (1.05). Galvis spent two years as the Bruins’ goalkeeper from 2004-05. He helped the 2005 Bruins to an 18-3 record, the MCAC Tournament championship, a school record for wins (18) and shutouts (10), and a No. 17 final national ranking. He began his collegiate career in 2001 at Union County College in Cranford, N.J. where he helped his team to a 32-5 record in two years. Galvis then came to Nebraska and played his final two seasons at Bellevue University. Born in Mexico City, Galvis was raised in Cali, Colombia. His early soccer development was supervised by Jose Luis Cruz (El Tucumano) at the Tucuman Academy, where he learned the essence of the game as a part of a talented group, many of which were signed to the Ajax of Amsterdam. Galvis’ goalkeeping education was acquired in El Deportivo Cali by the late Carlos Portela, one the best goalkeeper coaches in Colombia at the time. Galvis earned a Bachelor of Science degree in computer information systems from Bellevue University in 2006. He and his wife, Tara, were married in 2006.

Mark Heath-Preston | Assistant Coach Mark Heath-Preston begins his first year as an assistant coach on the Bellevue University men’s soccer staff. A native of Norfolk, England, Heath-Preston was a first team all-MCAC selection three times in his standout career with the Bruins and earned honorable mention NAIA All-American honors in 2008 and 2009. A two-time MCAC Offensive Player of the Year, Heath-Preston holds the school records for career points (105) and goals scored (44) and ranks second with 17 assists. He also set the single-season record with 17 goals and 41 points in 2008. Heath-Preston earned a bachelor’s degree in health and human performance.

Leon Kita | Assistant Coach Leon Kita enters his first season as an assistant on the Bellevue University men’s soccer coaching staff after a standout career with the Bruins. A four-year starter in the Bruin backfield, Kita was named the MCAC Defensive Player of the Year in 2009 after helping anchor the BU defense which registered 10 shutouts. Last season, he earned second team all-MCAC honors while scoring three goals. An excellent student, Kita was named a MCAC Scholar-Athlete all four years and earned a degree in sports management.

Aug. 25, 2011

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Overall Statistics 2010 Bellevue University Men's Soccer Bellevue (Neb.) Overall Individual Statistics (Final) All games Overall: 13-6-1 Conf: 4-0-0 Home: 8-4-0 Away: 3-1-1 Neut: 2-1-0 ## 14 23 8 2 4 18 7 17 15 13 9 16 24 3 5 1 12 6

Player

gp-gs

g

a

LASTRA, David EVISON, James CANTELLO, Ryan KIRKLAND, Kyle KITA, Leon CONCHIE, Michael WHITE, Tom ESTRADA, Julio BEASLEY, Ryan BATCHELOR, Brady HEATH-PRESTON, Mark WETTON, Nathan MINCHEW, Mike ZIMMER, Alex PENA, Emmanuel NARVAEZ, Sebastian WATERS, James DODDS, Tom Total Opponents

17-12 17-16 18-17 16-14 18-18 15-7 16-16 15-13 16-16 7-3 4-2 11-6 2-1 16-9 18-18 19-19 19-19 2-2 19 19

10 8 1 4 3 2 2 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 35 29

0 3 9 0 0 2 1 2 1 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 24 17

# Goalie 1 NARVAEZ, Sebastian TM TEAM

Total Opponents

pts

sh

sh% sog sog% yc

20 40 .250 25 .625 2 19 34 .235 13 .382 9 11 28 .036 14 .500 8 8 14 .286 6 . 429 7 6 10 .300 5 . 500 1 6 15 .133 9 . 600 3 5 6 .333 3 . 500 5 4 11 .091 5 . 455 1 3 23 .043 8 . 348 4 3 3 . 000 1 . 333 0 2 8 . 125 6 . 750 1 2 5 . 200 1 . 200 0 2 3 . 333 1 . 333 0 1 8 . 000 6 . 750 1 1 7 .000 0 . 000 2 1 0 . 000 0 . 000 2 0 5 .000 1 . 200 2 0 1 . 000 0 . 000 0 94 221 .158 104 .471 49 75 208 .139 92 .442 43

Goal Average min ga gaavg

gp-gs

19-19 19 19

1792:01 0:00 1792:01 1792:01

29 0 29 35

1.46 0.00 1.46 1.76

Saves saves

62 1 63 69

rc gwg pk-att

1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 7

6 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 6

pct

w

.681 1.000 .685 . 663

12 0 12 6

0-0 4-4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 4-4 2-3

fg

2 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 6

ot hat gtg

2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 5

Record l

t

sho

Shots faced

6 0 6 12

1 0 1 1

5.0 0.0 5 2

180 0 180 181

Team saves: 1 Goals by Period Bellevue (Neb.) Opponents

1st 2nd

Shots by Period Bellevue (Neb.) Opponents

1st 2nd

Saves by Period Bellevue (Neb.) Opponents

1st 2nd

Aug. 25, 2011

14 14

20 14

90 121 99 100

28 36

33 31

OT OT2 Total

0 0

2 1

36 29

OT OT2 Total

5 4

5 5

221 208

OT OT2 Total

1 1

1 1

63 69

Corners by Period Bellevue (Neb.) Opponents Fouls by Period Bellevue (Neb.) Opponents

1st 2nd

37 37

1st 2nd

105 121 113 115

Attendance Summary Total Dates/Avg Per Date Neutral Site #/Avg

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33 35

OT OT2 Total

4 2

1 1

75 75

OT OT2 Total

8 9

4 4

BELLEVUE 1174 11/107 3/28

238 241 Opponent 171 5/34

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