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SCOTLAND YARD HOME OF THE SCOTS Built in 1989, Scotland Yard is home to both the men’s and women’s soccer programs at Covenant. The field, located in the southern part of the campus, just past Ashe Activity Center, is of regulation dimensions (118 yards by 70 yards). Scotland Yard boasts cement bleachers, along with two newer sets of metal stands, and a retaining wall which provides fan seating along with a new entrance and awnings. Across from the north-side bleachers, are the team and press areas on the south side of the field. Both teams sit in covered dugouts. During the summer of 2008, the field was completely overhauled by installing a drainage system and sprinkler system. Also a crowning of the field was performed and a sand base was put in place for better drainage. Lights were installed for the first time before the 2010 season. The inaugural match held at Scotland Yard pitted Covenant against Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI) on September 2, 1989. Behind a goal from Jimmy Weekley, assisted by Brian Peeples, in the early minutes of the tilt the Scots came out with a 1-0 victory over the Metros. Covenant would finish the opening season at Scotland Yard with a 7-1-1 home record. In 2012, Covenant men’s soccer ranked 15th in all of NCAA Division III in attendance averaging 437 fans per match, including a season-high 1300 for the Homecoming contest.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Scotland Yard Administrative Staff

IFC

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(L-R) Seniors Barrett Schmidt, Matt Hudnut, Shuler Polk and Garrison Dale. (cover design and photo by Andrew Mindeman)

Memberships 6 Head Coach

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Assistant Coaches

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Layout design by Tad Evearitt Written by Andrew Mindeman Photos by Covenant Sports Info; and Covenant Communications Dept.

Players 16 2012 Season In-Review

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Connect with the Scots

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Compliance 47 2013 Schedule Back Cover

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Brad Voyles

Kyle Taylor

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V.P. for Student Development

Director of Athletics

Tim Sceggel

Mark Duble

Meredith Atwood

Associate Director of Athletics

Assistant Director of Athletics

SWA/ Head Athletic Trainer

Brad Clark

Rodney Miller

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Faculty Athletics Representative

Andrew Mindeman Sports Information Director

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Dr. J. Derek Halvorson

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NCAA DIVISION III

MEMBERSHIPS

In 2013, Covenant became full members of the NCAA Division III following a four year transitional period from 2009-2013. The largest division, in terms of number of schools and number of participants, is Division III comprised by more than 170,000 student-athletes at 444 mostly smaller institutions. Academics are the primary focus for Division III student-athletes. The division minimizes the conflicts between athletics and academics and keeps student-athletes on a path to graduation through shorter practice and playing seasons, the number of contests, no redshirting and regional competition that reduces time away from academic studies. Student-athletes are integrated on campus and treated like all other members of the general student-body, keeping them focused on being a student first. The college experience is a time of learning and growth — a chance to follow passions and develop potential. For student-athletes in Division III, all of this happens most importantly in the classroom and through earning an academic degree. The Division III experience provides for passionate participation in a competitive athletic environment, in which student-athletes push themselves to excellence and build upon their academic success with new challenges and life skills. And student-athletes are encouraged to pursue their full passions and find their potential through a comprehensive educational experience. The Three D’s: Discover Division III student-athletes are encouraged to pursue their interests and passions beyond the classroom and field of play…to discover themselves. Develop Division III institutions provide an environment that encourages student-athletes to develop into well-rounded adults. Small class sizes, the ability to participate in more than one sport, and an emphasis on participating activities outside of the classroom are all hallmarks of the Division III experience. Dedicate Division III institutions expect student-athletes to dedicate themselves to achieving their potential. Studentathletes must manage their busy schedules, keep up with class work and face the same challenges as the rest of the student-body.

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MEMBERSHIPS

In 2013, Covenant became members of the USA South Athletic Conference. The conference is comprised of schools from Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina and Virginia. All told, the USA South has 13 full-fledged members along with two associate members (one in women’s lacrosse and one in football). In volleyball and women’s basketball, the conference is split into two divisions (North and South). Covenant plays in the South division in those sports with Huntingdon, LaGrange, Maryville and Piedmont. In all sports, with the exception of cross country, the top eight teams in the conference regular season standings advance to participate in the conference tournament. Full Conference Members: Averett University (Danville, Va.) Covenant College (Lookout Mountain, Ga.) Ferrum College (Ferrum, Va.) Greensboro College (Greensboro, N.C.) Huntingdon College (Montgomery, Ala.) LaGrange College (LaGrange, Ga.) Mary Baldwin College (Staunton, Va.) Maryville College (Maryville, Tenn.) Meredith College (Raleigh, N.C.) Methodist University (Fayetteville, N.C.) North Carolina Wesleyan College (Rocky Mount, N.C.) Piedmont College (Demorest, Ga.) William Peace University (Raleigh, N.C.)

Conference Administration Commissioner: Rita Wiggs President: Jackie Myers Asst. Commissioner: Mike Christie

Associate Members: Agnes Scott College (Decatur, Ga.) - Women’s Lacrosse Christopher Newport University (Newport News, Va.) - Football

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Nathan Pifer HEAD COACH

Head Coach

Nathan Pifer will enter into his fifth season at the helm of Covenant’s men’s soccer program in 2013. He is the fifth coach in the history of Covenant men’s soccer (John Miglarese, Dr. Brian Crossman, Dave Fortosis, Walter Bowman). Throughout his coaching career, Pifer has earned championship success as a head coach at both the intercollegiate and interscholastic levels. After graduating from Covenant in 1984, Pifer had successful coaching stints at Montreat-Anderson and King, before taking the head men’s job at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. At Midwestern State, Pifer took his teams to the NAIA national tournament in his first seven seasons, and finished as the National Runner-Up in 1991 and 1995. He was nominated for NAIA National Coach of the Year in 1987, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, and 1996. MSU then moved to NCAA Division II status, and his team didn’t miss a beat, breaking into the Division II Top 25 in its inaugural campaign and in the following 1998 season with a ranking as high as #15 in the nation. In 1999, MSU finished 14-5-2 and won the Lone Star Conference championship. In his ten years as the men’s coach at MSU, Pifer was 163-61-13. In 1996 MSU asked Pifer to take over the helm of the women’s soccer program in addition to his work with the men’s team, and he built the women’s team into a program that won the Lone Star Conference for two consecutive seasons. His success in the women’s game then led him to take over as the head women’s soccer coach at the University of Tennessee at Martin in 2000. The Skyhawks had been 3-34 in their first two years of existence, but Pifer vastly improved the program and led the team to consecutive 9-7-2 seasons in 2002 and 2003. After six seasons at UT-Martin, Pifer moved to Christian Academy of Knoxville, where he served as the school’s Assistant Principal and girls’ soccer coach. In his three seasons as CAK’s head coach, Pifer and the Warriors won state championships in 2006 and 2008, and just missed-out on a third title in 2007 when the team lost a heartbreaking four-overtime game to Chattanooga Christian School in penalty kicks. After three seasons he had rung up a very impressive 64-6-3 record and was named the Prep-Xtra Coach of the Year in 2006 and 2008. During his time at Covenant, Pifer has amassed a 45-35-5 record over four seasons. His first season, the Scots went 13-6-2 and placed third at the NCCAA national tournament. The following year (2010), Covenant was 14-9 overall and again made a trip to the NCCAA national tournament this

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At Covenant, he has coached three NCCAA All-Americans (Julian Allgeier, twice, and Chris Pifer) while having five players on honorable mention. In addition, Pifer has had 18 NCCAA ScholarAthletes during his tenure. Pifer earned a Master of Art in Education from Western Carolina University in 1989, and an Education Specialist degree in Instructional Leadership from Tennessee Tech University in 2008. He and his wife, Angie, have been married for 28 years and have two sons, David, who played for the Scots’ soccer team from 2007-10, and Chris, who played for the Scots from 2009-12.

Coaching Record Year College Record 1984 Montreat-Anderson JC 5-10-1 1985 Montreat-Anderson JC 9-7 1987 King 16-2 1988 King 8-10 1989 King 11-8-1 1990 Midwestern State 20-5 1991 Midwestern State 23-3-1 1992 Midwestern State 18-6-2 1993 Midwestern State 18-6-1 1994 Midwestern State 17-8 1995 Midwestern State 21-5-1 1996 Midwestern State 17-6-2 Midwestern State (Women) 15-7-2

Year College Record 1997 Midwestern State 8-10-1 Midwestern State (Women) 16-4-1 1998 Midwestern State 8-7-3 1999 Midwestern State 14-5-2 2000 UT-Martin (Women) 0-18 2001 UT-Martin (Women) 4-14 2002 UT-Martin (Women) 9-7-3 2003 UT-Martin (Women) 9-7-3 2004 UT-Martin (Women) 4-11-2 2005 UT-Martin (Women) 9-10 2009 Covenant 13-6-2 2010 Covenant 14-9 2011 Covenant 8-10-2 2012 Covenant 10-10-1

Total Men’s 4-Year College Record: 243-116-19

Contact Information Education e-mail Alma Mater: Covenant (‘84) nathan.pifer@covenant.edu (B.A.) Physical Education office phone (M.A.) Education - Western Carolina (‘89) 706.419.1518 (Ed. S.) Instructional Leadership - Tennessee Tech (‘08)

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ASSISTANT COACHES

DREW COURTNEY

Full-time Assistant & Head JV Coach 2013 will mark Drew Courtney’s third season with the Covenant men’s soccer program. Courtney serves as head coach Nathan Pifer’s top assistant and JV head coach. A Chattanooga, Tenn., native, Courtney graduated from local Chattanooga Christian School where he played four years of varsity soccer. Courtney then continued his playing career at NCAA Division II Lander University in Greenwood, S.C., where he was a four-year starter in the midfield. During his time with the Bearcats, the Lander squad earned three consecutive trips to the NCAA tournament, including appearances in the elite eight and sweet sixteen. After finishing at Lander, Courtney moved west to join the Southern California Seahorses of the Premier Development League (PDL). Courtney played one season there and moved back east for stints with the Mississippi Brilla of the PDL and the Chattanooga Football Club of the National Premier Soccer League. He continued to compete with CFC through the summer of 2011. Prior to Covenant, Courtney served as the Graduate Assistant for Belhaven University (Jackson, Mississippi), beginning in 2009. The Blazers went 26-6-5 during Courtney’s two seasons there and earned a trip to the NAIA national tournament in 2010. Courtney was the head coach for Mississippi Brilla in the summer of 2012. He has also coached several club teams, including two years with the Mississippi Brilla Jrs. Courtney was named Club Coach of the Year in 2010. He is the son of two Covenant graduates: Lea and Susie Courtney. His father played soccer during his time as a student in the ‘70s, while Susie played basketball and was a member of the cheerleading squad shortly thereafter. The Courtney family currently resides on Lookout Mountain. Courtney received a bachelor’s degree from Lander (2008) and a master’s degree from Belhaven (2011), both in Business Administration. Drew and his wife, Cassie, also reside on Lookout Mountain.

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Courtney Quick Facts Alma Mater: Lander Univ. (S.C.) (2008) Degree: Business Administration (B.A.) Graduate School: Belhaven (2011) Master’s: Business Administration (M.S.)

Contact Info Office: 706.419.1559 Email: drew.courtney@covenant.edu

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Scott Bosgraf Part-time Assistant

Chris Pifer

Part-time Assistant

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As the summer months begin to wind down toward fall, so begins another season of Covenant men’s soccer.

2013 SEASON PREVIEW

The program, under fifth year head coach Nathan Pifer, looks to have one of its best seasons since Pifer’s arrival.

There is also change in the program as Covenant heads into its first season as members of the USA South Athletic Conference and full-fledged active members of NCAA Division III. After four years of being ineligible for conference championships and NCAA postseason opportunities, Covenant is hoping to take full advantage of its new status. Even with the new excitement and opportunities around the program, a summer tragedy lingers in the hearts of all Scots both inside and outside the men’s soccer program. In July, rising junior David Taaffe passed away after suffering injuries in a fall during a hiking trip in Switzerland. Taaffe was 20 years old. He was a consistent starter as a midfielder in his first two seasons. The team plans to dedicate the season in memory of Taaffe. The team’s first home match of the year on September 3 against Sewanee will be tabbed as “David Taaffe Night” as the team honors its teammate and brother. “I am excited for the team as we dedicate this season to the memory of our brother and teammate David Taaffe and compete for a championship,” said Pifer. Competing for a championship is top priority for the Scots. The USA South coaches picked Covenant to finish fifth in the 10-team league this season. The talent on the roster certainly warrants such a high ranking. Seniors Matt Hudnut, Garrison Dale and Shuler Polk return to lead the team along with 17 returners overall, including five starters. Hudnut, a St. Louis, Mo., native, is the team’s leading returning goal scorer as he tallied eight last season. The midfielder is known not only by his full beard and long hair, but also his flair for the dramatic as he has notched seven game-winning goals over the last two seasons, including four in overtime periods. Hudnut has 14 goals in his career and was named NCCAA Player of the Week once last season. After scoring a career-high six goals last season, Dale is the second leading scorer returning in 2013. The senior from Statesville, N.C., scored two of his goals in Covenant’s 2-0 victory at Maryville last season. Polk, a Greenville, S.C. native, made the most of his first season of holding the starting job as keeper. The senior, who recently got married, made 98 saves and had four shutouts as a junior and was named to the the NCCAA Mid-East all-region squad. Also returning is a solid back line with juniors Roy Anderson, Hunter Harrison and Hudson Brock. Anderson started 17 matches last year and had two assists to go along with his defensive work. Harrison was an NCCAA Mid-East all-region selection in 2012 as his rugged play secured the back line and he also added a pair of goals. Brock was named NCCAA Player of the Week in late October last season after netting a game-winning score at Huntingdon. Together, the three players saw action in all but five matches in 2012. The Scots also hope to get a boost from redshirt sophomore Gordon Carpenter. Carpenter sat out all of last season with an injury but the fleet-footed 5-foot-7 midfielder is healthy again and ready to see the field.

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Pifer has also added several newcomers that could see immediate action and play a major role on the team. Two NCAA Division I transfers in Snoopy Davidson (South Carolina) and Alex Lupinek (Lipscomb) along with NCAA Division III transfer Michael Arango (Gettysburg) highlight the recruiting class. “All three guys should have an impact immediately,” said Pifer of his transfers. “Davidson and Arango should boost the scoring end of things for us.” Davidson, younger brother of former Covenant player Hunt Davidson, recorded four goals and two assists in two seasons as a Gamecock while playing in nearly every match in both years. Lupinek and Arango each spent one season at their previous school before deciding to transfer. Pifer also noted that a more traditional newcomer in freshman Jonathan Blackmon heads up a “strong freshmen recruiting class.” Blackmon comes to Covenant from Briarwood Christian in Birmingham, Ala., where he helped lead his team to a state championship and was nominated for Gatorade Player of the Year as a junior. Other freshmen include Matt Schroeder (High Point, N.C.), Parker Vaughan (Dayton, Ohio) and Caleb Allen (Matthews, N.C.). In order to make a championship run this season, the Scots will have to make their way through a difficult conference and non-conference schedule. Non-conference tilts include Birmingham Southern, Emory, Hanover and Transylvania, among others. Inside the USA South slate, Covenant will host the preseason favorite Methodist and preseason runner-up North Carolina Wesleyan over Homecoming weekend on October 11-12. Added Pifer, “Our history with these teams has been good and we feel that we will be competitve enough to have a chance at winning a conference championship. We know there are no easy games and we will prepare for that challenge.” There is a lot to look forward to from the Scots in 2013 as the program moves into a new chapter in its history.

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Daniel Kubin Jacob Richter Shuler Polk Snoopy Davidson Connor Castillo Parker Vaughan Barrett Schmidt Gordon Carpenter Michael Arango Noah Wiersema Hudson Brock Danny Knight Ian Meredith Joel Friesen Jonathan Blackmon Andrew Lowe Garrison Dale Roy Anderson Russell Harrison Matt Hudnut Hunter Harrison David Huertas Alex Lupinek Matt Schroeder Caleb Allen

ROSTER

Year Pos. Ht.

Head Coach: Nathan Pifer (5th Year, 45-35-5; Covenant ‘84) Assistant Coaches: Drew Courtney (3rd Year, Lander ‘08) Scott Bosgraf (5th Year) Chris Pifer (1st Year, Covenant ‘13)

ROSTER FACTS

Seniors: 4 Juniors: 10 Sophomores: 7 Freshmen: 4 Retuning Letterwinners: 17 Most Popular Home State: South Carolina (5)

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Hometown/High School

SO GK 6’1” Rocky Face, GA/Northwest Whitfield SO GK 6’1” Cullman, AL/Cullman SR GK 6’1” Fountain Inn, SC/Southside Christian JR F 6’0” Rome, GA/Rome (Univ. of South Carolina) JR MF 6’0” San Juan Capistrano, CA/Capristrano Valley Christian FR D 6’0” Lebanon, OH/Dayton Christian SR D 6’3” Annapolis, MD/Annapolis Area Christian RS SO MF 5’7” Greenville, SC/Southside Christian SO MF 5’10” Coral Springs, FL/American Heritage (Gettysburg) SO F 6’1” Elizabethtown, KY/Central Hardin JR D 6’1” Lookout Mountain, GA/ McCallie JR MF 5’9” Atlanta, GA/Greater Atlanta Christian JR F 6’0” Nairobi, Kenya/Rift Valley Academy JR MF 6’0” Waxhaw, NC/Parkwood FR MF 5’10” Birmingham, AL/Briarwood Christian SO D 5’10” Ft. Lauderdale, FL/Calvary Christian Academy SR MF 5’10” Statesville, NC/Statesville Christian JR D 5’10” Brevard, NC/Chattanooga Christian JR D 6’0” Greenville, SC/Southside Christian SR MF 5’11” St. Louis, MO/Westminster Christian Academy JR D 5’11” Greenville, SC/Southside Christian JR MF 5’10” Lutz, FL/Vincero Academy SO MF 5’11” Dayton, OH/Dayton Christian (Lipscomb) FR D 5’11” High Point, NC/Wesleyan Christian Academy FR MF 5’11” Matthews, NC/Covenant Day

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Allen, Caleb Anderson, Roy Arango, Michael Blackmon, Jonathan Brock, Hudson Carpenter, Gordon Connor Castillo Dale, Garrison Davidson, Snoopy Friesen, Joel Harrison, Hunter Harrison, Russell Hudnut, Matt Huertas, David Knight, Danny Kubin, Daniel Lowe, Andrew Lupinek, Alex Meredith, Ian Polk, Shuler Richter, Jacob Schmidt, Barrett Schroeder, Matt Vaughan, Parker Wiersema, Noah

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GARRISON DALE, Senior MF • 5’10” • Statesville, NC English Major • History Minor

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2012 (Junior): Started all 21 matches during the season… Was third on the team with six goals and was tied for the team-lead with three assists… First goal of the season came in a 3-1 loss at Centre (Sept. 7)… Had single goals against LaGrange (Sept. 22) and Birmingham Southern (Oct. 10) in regular season… Accounted for both scores, one in first half and one in the second half, in a 2-0 win over rival Maryville (Oct. 2)… Added a score in NCCAA Mid-East region play in Covenant’s 4-1 win over Campbellsville (Nov. 16)… Earned NCCAA Scholar-Athlete honors 2011 (Sophomore): Started all 21 matches during the season… Was third on the team with six goals and was tied for the team-lead with three assists… First goal of the season came in a 3-1 loss at Centre (Sept. 7)… Had single goals against LaGrange (Sept. 22) and Birmingham Southern (Oct. 10) in regular season… Accounted for both scores, one in first half and one in the second half, in a 2-0 win over rival Maryville (Oct. 2)… Added a score in NCCAA Mid-East region play in Covenant’s 4-1 win over Campbellsville (Nov. 16)… Earned NCCAA Scholar-Athlete honors 2010 (Freshman): Saw action in all 23 matches, starting one… Scored three goals and took 20 shots, nine of which were on goal… First goal of collegiate career came in a 3-0 victory over Cornerstone Univ. (Sept. 18)… Added single scores in victories over LaGrange (Oct. 9) and at Huntingdon (Oct. 16) High School: Attended Statesville Christian School… Was awarded the Headmaster’s Honor Roll Academic Athlete of the Year during his junior season… Named to All-State team his senior year Personal: Born April 26, 1992… Parents are Mark and Trish Dale… His father, Mark, played basketball at Wake Forest from 1975-79… Has one sister, Ann… Favorite bible verse is Ephesians 1… Majoring in English with a minor in History… Aspires to teach English at some level

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MATT HUDNUT, Senior MF • 5’11” • St. Louis, MO Psychology Major

2012 (Junior): Played in 20 matches and started in 19… Led the team with eight goals and was tied for the team-lead with three assists… Had four gamewinners… Scored in three straight matches from Sept. 19-22… Had back-to-back golden goals on consecutive nights to give Covenant wins over Greenville (Sept. 21) and LaGrange (Sept. 22)… Scored two goals against Tennessee Temple (Oct. 6) and in the NCCAA Mid-East Region tournament against Campbellsville (Nov. 16), both wins for the Scots… Registered two assists in a 4-1 win over Huntingdon (Sept. 29)... Selected as the Offensive MVP of the Kyle Rote Jr. Tournament (Sept. 2122)… Named NCCAA Player of the Week (Sept. 24)… Selected to the NCCAA Mid-East All-Region team and was an NCCAA All-American honorable mention... Played for Chattanooga FC for a second season 2011 (Sophomore): Started all 18 of the matches he appeared in… Scored four goals, including three game-winners… First goal of season came in dramatic fashion during Homecoming weekend as he put home the game-winner in overtime for a 1-0 win over Union (Tenn.) (Oct. 8)… Had a second straight golden goal in a 2-1 overtime win at Piedmont (Oct. 12)… Tallied both goals for a 2-0 win over Huntingdon (Oct. 29)… Named GSAC All-Conference 2010 (Freshman): Appeared and started in all 23 matches… Scored two goals and had one assist on the year… Goals came against Truett-McConnell (Sept. 15) and Berry (Nov. 6)… Recorded his one assist in a 2-0 win over Methodist (Sept. 25) High School: Attended Westminster Christian Academy… Named to All-State second team in senior year… Also played for Scott Gallagher Academy team Personal: Born Jan. 9, 1992 in St. Louis, Mo. … Parents are Sam and Linda Hudnut… Favorite bible verse is 2 Timothy 4:1-5… Majoring in Psychology… Is engaged to be married

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SHULER POLK, Senior GK • 6’1” • Fountain Inn, SC Biology Major • Chemistry Minor

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2012 (Junior): Played and started 19 matches compiling a 9-9-1 record… Made 98 saves and allowed 27 goals (.784 save pct.)… Recorded four shutouts… Made double-digit saves three times with a season-high 11 coming in an overtime loss at Berry (Sept. 13)… Registered 10 saves against No. 1 and eventual national champion Messiah (Aug. 31)… Selected to the NCCAA Mid-East All-Region team and earned NCCAA ScholarAthlete honors 2011 (Sophomore): Saw action in two matches… Played over 30 minutes in a 4-0 win over Tennessee Temple (Sept. 27) and did not record a save or allow a goal… Named to the GSAC All-Academic team 2010 (Freshman): Played in three matches, starting one… Allowed five goals and made one save in almost 76 minutes at the net… Compiled an 0-1 record for the year High School: Attended Southside Christian School… Was a 2010 1A All-State selection… Team captain in his senior year… Allowed the fewest goals of any high school keeper in the state in 2010 Personal: Born Sept. 4, 1991 in Charleston, S.C. … Married to Jane… Parents are Riley and Cathy Polk… Has two sisters, Carson and Madelyn… Father, Riley, played baseball at the Univ. of South Carolina and was a 28th round draft pick of the Cleveland Indians in 1986… Favorite bible verse is Isaiah 40:31… Majoring in Biology with a Chemistry minor... Plans on attending medical school after college and becoming a doctor

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BARRETT SCHMIDT, Senior D • 6’3” • Annapolis, MD Environmental Biology Major

2012 (Junior): Saw action in 12 contests, starting five… Had one assist and took four shots, one on goal, for the season… His one assist came during Homecoming weekend in a 3-0 win over Tennessee Temple (Oct. 6)… Started against No. 1 and eventual national champion Messiah (Aug. 31)… Played mostly on the back line… 2011 (Sophomore): Appeared in 14 matches, starting one… Did not post any offensive stats as he played mostly on the back line of the defense… Earned the start against Cumberland (Tenn.) (Sept. 9) 2010 (Freshman): Played in nine matches during the season… Registered one shot… Played mostly on the back line of the defense High School: Attended Annapolis Area Christian School Personal: Born March 14, 1991 in St. Petersburg, Fla. … Parents are Matt and Anne Schmidt… Has two brothers, Nate and Sam… His father, Matt, played soccer at Covenant and was an NAIA 1st Team All-American in 1987… Majoring in Environmental Biology

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ROY ANDERSON, Junior D • 5’10” • Brevard, NC Interdisciplinary Studies Major

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2012 (Sophomore): Played in 20 matches, starting 17… Produced two assists on the year and took seven shots… Had one of his assists come in a 4-3 loss to Emory (Oct. 19) in which Tyler Morrison netted a hat trick for the Scots… Second assist of the year came in a 3-2 win at Sewanee (Oct. 24)… Played a strong defense all season long… Also competed on the Covenant men’s tennis team in the spring of 2013 2011 (Freshman): Appeared in 18 contests, starting 12… Registered one assist and one shot for the season… His lone assist aided in Covenant’s 2-1 overtime win at Piedmont (Oct. 12)… Played mostly on the back line of the defense High School: Attended Chattanooga Christian School… Voted All-State his junior and senior years… Chattanooga Times Free Press Best of Preps (So., Jr., Sr.)… Named All-District in senior season Personal: Born Oct. 13, 1992 in St. Louis, Mo. … Parents are Wallace and Paige Anderson… Has one sister, Kendi, and one brother, Cameron… Favorite bible verse is 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24… Majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies with concentrations in biology, chemistry and business management… Aspires to become a doctor and work in the Chattanooga inner city

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HUDSON BROCK, Junior D • 6’1” • Lookout Mountain, GA Interdisciplinary Studies Major

2012 (Sophomore): Played in 20 matches and started in five of those… Recorded two goals, one game-winner, and an assist… Had a goal and an assist in Covenant’s 3-2 win at Sewanee (Oct. 24)… Netted the game-winner in overtime in a 1-0 win at Huntingdon (Oct. 27)… Was named NCCAA Player of the Week on Oct. 31 after his two-goal week… Earned NCCAA ScholarAthlete honors 2011 (Freshman): Saw action in 16 matches, earning one start… Had one goal and one assist on the season… His lone start of the season came against Cumberland (Tenn.) (Sept. 9) and he produced his first goal of his Covenant career… The first assist of his collegiate career came in a 4-0 win over LaGrange (Oct. 15)… Named to the GSAC All-Academic team High School: Attended McCallie School… Was a team captain… Member of National Honor Society and Keo Kio Personal: Born May 1, 1991… Married to Nina and the couple has a daughter, Ava (2)… Parents are Krue and Hollee Brock… Has four siblings, Builder, Kruesi, Beata, Eden and Ella… Father, Krue, played soccer at Covenant… Favorite bible verse is Romans 8:28… Majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies with concentrations in Economics, Philosophy and Bible, with a minor in Business… Aspires to be a teacher or entrepreneur

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CONNOR CASTILLO, Junior

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MF • 6’0” • San Juan Capistrano, CA Biology Major 2012 (Sophomore): Appeared in five contests… Registered one shot for the season… Posted a shot attempt in the NCCAA Mid-East Regional tournament match against Campbellsville (Nov. 16) 2011 (Freshman): Played in eight matches… Took one shot on the year High School: Attended Capistrano Valley Christian School… 1st Team All-League… Honor Roll student Personal: Born March 3, 1993… Parents are Jeff and Krista Castillo… Has three brothers, Raul III, Jacob and Nathan, and one sister, Jessica… Favorite bible verse is 1 Peter 5:9… Majoring in Biology… Aspires to become an environmental lawyer

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JOEL FRIESEN, Junior MF • 6’0” • Waxhaw, NC Community Development Major • Economics Minor

2012 (Sophomore): Played in 18 matches, starting 10 of those… Had three assists and took nine shots on the season… Each of his three assists came in Covenant victories… Had assists against LaGrange (Sept. 22), Maryville (Oct. 2) and Tennessee Temple (Oct. 6) 2011 (Freshman): Appeared in 11 matches, earning two starts… Started against Cumberland (Tenn.) (Sept. 9) and Oakland City (Nov. 19)… Scored his first collegiate goal in a 4-0 win over Tennessee Temple (Sept. 27) High School: Attended Parkwood High School… Was co-captain his junior and senior seasons… Named All-Conference and was team MVP his senior year… National Honor Society treasurer (top 5% of class) Personal: Born May 12, 1993 in Columbia, S.C. … Parents are Bryan and Felicia Friesen… Has two sisters, Anna and Claire, and one brother, Will… Majoring in Community Development with a minor in Economics… Aspires to own a bank… Favorite bible verse is John 3:30… Teaches elementary Sunday school at his home church… Favorite athlete is retired English footballer Paul Scholes… Grew up in the Philippines

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HUNTER HARRISON, Junior

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D • 5’11” • Greenville, SC Physical Therapy Major

2012 (Sophomore): Played in 18 matches, starting 17… Produced two goals on the season… Scored against Greenville (Ill.) (Sept. 21) and then against Oglethorpe (Sept. 26)… Named to the Kyle Rote Jr. All-tournament team… Was selected to the NCCAA Mid-East All-Region team 2011 (Freshman): Started 17 matches and played in 18… Scored two goals and had one assist… First career collegiate goal came in a 4-1 loss at Oglethorpe (Sept. 21)… Converted a penalty kick for his second score of the season against Tennessee Temple (Sept. 27)… His one assist was recorded against Emory & Henry (Oct. 19)… Named to the GSAC All-Freshmen team High School: Attended Southside Christian… Named to All-Region and All-State team all four years… Player of the Year as a freshman and junior… Member of National Honor Society and BETA Club Personal: Born Aug. 25, 1992… Parents are Marty and Lynn Harrison… Has four siblings (Collins, Taylor, Russell and Hudson)… His older brother, Collins, played soccer at Covenant… His brother, Russell, is currently a junior on Covenant’s roster… Favorite bible verse is 2 Timothy 4:7… Majoring in Physical Therapy

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DAVID HUERTAS, Junior MF • 5’10” • Lutz, FL Biology Major • Chemistry Minor

2012 (Sophomore): Saw action in 15 contests, earning two starts on the year… Had one assist and took 12 shots… His lone assist came in a 3-0 win over Tennessee Temple (Oct. 6)… Had starts against Franklin & Marshall (Sept. 1) and Centre (Sept. 7) 2011 (Freshman): Played in 20 matches, starting six, as a freshman… Scored his first career collegiate goal in a 4-0 win over LaGrange (Oct. 15)… Took 22 shots on the season, with 11 of those being on goal High School: Attended Vincero Academy… Was on the President’s Honor Roll all four years Personal: Born Dec. 2, 1992… Father is Ed Huertas… Has two brothers, Bobby and Luke… Favorite bible verse is Galatians 2:20… Majoring in Biology with a Chemistry minor

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DANNY KNIGHT, Junior MF • 5’9” • Atlanta, GA Pre-Med Major

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2012 (Sophomore): Appeared in 16 matches and made starts in five of those… Had one goal and one assist on the year… Scored his first collegiate goal, an eventual game-winner, in a 4-1 win over Huntingdon (Sept. 29)… His one assist came against Birmingham Southern and helped the Scots to a 1-1 draw (Oct. 10) 2011 (Freshman): Played in 18 matches as a freshman, starting one… Took one shot on the season… Earned his first career start the last match of the season against Oakland City in the NCCAA Mid-East Regional championship tilt (Nov. 19) High School: Attended Greater Atlanta Christian School… Was an All-County selection as a junior and senior… Named to the All-State team his senior season… Helped lead his team to a State Championship in 2009 Personal: Born April 1, 1993 in Atlanta, Ga. … Parents are Darrell and Cyndee Knight… Has one sister, Zoe… Majoring in Pre-Med… Favorite bible verse is Romans 8:31

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IAN MEREDITH, Junior F • 6’0” • Nairobi, Kenya Economics Major

2012 (Sophomore): Played in all 21 contests, starting six… Tallied three goals, including one game-winner, and 13 shots… Scored the eventual game-winner in a 3-0 victory over Spalding (Sept. 8)… Also had scores against Huntingdon (Sept. 29) and Georgia Gwinnett (Oct. 13) 2011 (Freshman): Saw playing time in 20 matches and started nine… Recorded three goals and 18 shots… In his first match at Scotland Yard, he scored two goals to lead Covenant to a 2-1 win over Guilford (Sept. 17)… Posted his third score of the year in a 4-0 win at LaGrange (Oct. 15)… Named to the GSAC All-Freshmen team High School: Attended Rift Valley Academy Personal: Born March 31, 1993… Parents are Robert and Patricia Meredith… Has one sister, Emily, and one brother, Wesley… Favorite bible verse is Jeremiah 29:11… Majoring in Economics

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GORDON CARPENTER, RS-Soph.

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MF • 5’7” • Greenville, SC Biblical Studies Major • Youth Ministry Minor 2012 (Sophomore): Took a medical redshirt 2011 (Freshman): Saw action in 17 matches and made 13 starts… Recorded two assists for the season and took 27 shots… Had an assist on Covenant’s only score in a 1-1 draw with Cumberland (Tenn.) (Sept. 9)… His second assist came in an NCCAA Mid-East Region tournament match, a 4-2 win over Asbury (Nov. 18) High School: Attended Southside Christian School… Member of National Honor Society, BETA Club and graduated cum laude Personal: Born Nov. 5, 1992… Parents are James and Mary Ann Carpenter… Has one brother, Garrison… Favorite bible verse is Isaiah 53:5-6… Majoring in Biblical Studies with a minor in Youth Ministry… Aspires to work in ministry… Has been a youth intern at Shadow Mountain Community Church in San Diego, Calif.

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DANIEL KUBIN, Soph. GK • 6’1” • Rocky Face, GA History Major • Education Minor

2012 (Freshman): Appeared in one match against Franklin & Marshall (Sept. 1)… Also played on the men’s basketball team in the winter of 2013 High School: Attended Northwest Whitfield High School… Was an All-Area honorable mention in his senior season Personal: Born Sept. 30, 1993 in Dalton, Ga. … Parents are David and Julie Kubin… Has two sisters, Kaitlynn and Kiersten, and one brother, Nethanel… Favorite bible verse is Jeremiah 29:11… Majoring in History with a minor in Education… Aspires to become a high school teacher and coach

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ANDREW LOWE, Soph. D • 5’10” • Ft. Lauderdale, FL Undeclared Major

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2012 (Freshman): Saw action in three matches… Played in victories over Huntingdon (Sept. 29) and Tennessee Temple (Oct. 6) High School: Attended Calvary Christian Academy… Helped lead his team to district championships in 2010 and 2011… Named second team All-State his junior year Personal: Born Sept. 9, 1993 in Monrovia… Parents are Chet Arthur and Andrea Helen Lowe… Has seven siblings (Saturday, Emanuel, Micaiah, Abigail, Eliya, Selah and Timon)… Favorite bible verse is Joshua 1:7… Is currently undecided on a major… Originally from Liberia, West Africa… Loves to write music and sing as well as surf, hunt, skateboard and swim

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JACOB RICHTER, Soph. GK • 6’1” • Cullman, AL Pre-Engineering Major

2012 (Freshman): Played in five matches, starting two… Earned a shutout victory in overtime at Huntingdon making three saves in 106 minutes (Oct. 27)… Made nine saves on the year in 261 minutes at the net… Had a record of 1-1 High School: Attended Cullman High School… Team captain in senior year… Team MVP as both a junior and senior… Birmingham News All-State team as a senior… Helped team to a top four state ranking (sophomore and senior) and Alabama state final four (sophomore and senior)… Member of National Honor Society, German National Honor Society… Model and Good Citizen Award winner… Academic Honor Roll Personal: Attended Cullman High School… Team captain in senior year… Team MVP as both a junior and senior… Birmingham News All-State team as a senior… Helped team to a top four state ranking (sophomore and senior) and Alabama state final four (sophomore and senior)… Member of National Honor Society, German National Honor Society… Model and Good Citizen Award winner… Academic Honor Roll

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NOAH WIERSEMA, Soph.

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F • 6’1” • Elizabethtown, Ky. Mathematics and Philosophy & Religion Major

2012 (Freshman): Appeared in 18 matches and made two starts… Had starts in consecutive matches against Georgia Gwinnett (Oct. 13) and Emory (Oct. 19)… Recorded his first collegiate goal in a 4-1 win over Huntingdon (Sept. 29)… Produced the eventual game-winner late in the second half of a 3-0 win over Tennessee Temple (Oct. 6)… Recorded one assist on the year which came in a 4-3 loss at Emory (Oct. 19) High School: Attended Central Hardin… Was a 2012 Commonwealth Diploma recipient… In 2011 earned Kentucky Governor’s Scholar and Hardin County Youth Leader honors… Was a 2010 American Private Enterprise System State Alternate… 2012 Select Preps Male Athlete of the Year… Earned Academic All-State all four years… Honorable mention All-State in 2009 and 2011… All-Area Most Valuable Offensive Player (2011)… All-Area Sophomore of the Year (2009)… Region All-Tournament team in 2010 and District All-Tournament team in 2009 and 2011 Personal: Born June 19, 1994… Parents are Mike and Meg Wiersema… Has four siblings (Anna, Rica, Mia and Jana)… His father, Mike, played soccer at Covenant… Favorite bible verse is 2 Samuel 24:24… Is a double major in Mathematics and Philosophy & Religion

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CALEB ALLEN, Fresh. MF • 5’11” • Matthews, NC Undeclared Major

High School: Attended Covenant Day School… Beta Club… Earned All-Conference honors… Regional assists leader… Led his team to a conference championship Personal: Born Jan. 14, 1995 in Matthews, N.C. … Parents are Nye and Beth Allen… Has three siblings (Mary Ashelyn, Jack and Eliana)… Favorite bible verse is 1 Corinthians 10:31… Is currently undecided on a major… Volunteers with Seek the City through Christ Covenant Church and also is involved with Sports Friends Ethiopia (serving in missions)

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MICHAEL ARANGO, Soph. MF • 5’10” • Coral Springs, FL Math & Economics Major

2012 (Freshman at Gettysburg): Appeared in one match in the midfield…Made collegiate debut against Dickinson High School: Attended American Heritage School at Plantation…Led American Heritage to three FHSAA Division 3A district championships and the state title in 2012…Tabbed co-captain of the soccer squad and was named SoccerMax All-Broward All-Star in 2012…Helped lead West Pines United FC to a pair of league championships and the FYSA State Cup Finals in 2010. Personal: Born April 29, 1994… Parents are Edward and Catherine Arango… Has one brother, Christopher, and one sister, Jennifer… Favorite bible verse is Jeremiah 29:11… Majoring in Math and Economics… Favorite team is Real Madrid

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MF • 5’10” • Birmingham, AL Biblical Studies Major • Biology Minor

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JONATHAN BLACKMON, Fresh.

High School: Attended Briarwood Christian High School… Team captain in senior year… Helped guide team to a 5A state championship… Nominated for Gatorade Player of the Year as a junior… Ranked No. 1 in the south and No. 91 in the nation according to TopDrawerSoccer.com… Played on Academy team for two years and was team captain one season… Captain of state championship club team… Honors Chemistry Student of the Year, Spanish Student of the Year, Bible Student of the Year, AP Physics Student of the Year… Member of National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta… Shelby County Scholar Athlete of the Week Personal: Born Nov. 10, 1994… Parents are Ken and Melinda Blackmon… Has one brother, David, and one sister, Mary Jo… Favorite bible verse is Ephesians 2:8-10… Plans to major in Biblical Studies with a minor in Biology… Wants to pursue a career as a medical doctor

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RUSSELL HARRISON, Fresh.

D • 6’0” • Greenville, SC Biology Major

High School: Attended Southside Christian School… Named A/B Honor Roll… National Honors Society… Beta Club… Southside’s Male Athlete of the Year… Selected All-County in football Personal: Born Aug. 25, 1992… Parents are Marty and Lynn Harrison… Has four siblings (Collins, Taylor, Hunter and Hudson)… His older brother, Collins, played soccer at Covenant… His brother, Hunter, is currently a junior on Covenant’s roster… Favorite bible verse is 1 Corinthians 13:1-8… Majoring in Biology… Plans to attend graduate school and then become a physician’s assistant… Favorite athlete is Kevin Durant

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SNOOPY DAVIDSON, Junior

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F • 6’0” • Rome, GA Economics Major

2012 (Sophomore at Univ. of South Carolina): Played in all 18 contests for the Gamecocks scoring two goals with one assist… Received the C-USA Commissioner’s Academic Medal, which is awarded to student-athletes with a cumulative GPA of 3.75 and above, for a second straight year... Played for Chattanooga FC in summer of 2012 2011 (Freshman at Univ. of South Carolina): Saw action in all 19 games with six starts on the year ... Tallied two goals and one assist... Named to the C-USA Academic Honor Roll ... Also received the C-USA Commissioner’s Academic Medal... Member of the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll High School: Attended Rome High School… 2011 ESPN Rise First-Team Spring All-American ... 2011 Georgia Boys Gatorade Player of the Year ... Adidas ESP Participant ... Northwest Georgia High School Player of the Year - 2010, 2011 ... All-Area (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011) ... MVP of high school squad (2008, 2009, 2010) ... Led high school team in scoring 2008-10 ... Leading scorer for U.S. Soccer Academy Club team Concorde Fire Elite in 2011 ... Helped lead club team to U.S. Soccer Academy national finals in 2010 ... National Honor Society Personal: Born Sept. 28, 1992 in Rome, Ga. … Parents are Greg and Amanda Davidson… Has a brother, Hunt, and a sister, Katie… His brother, Hunt, played soccer at Covenant from 2007-10 and was a 2-time NCCAA Scholar-Athlete and 2010 NCCAA All-American honorable mention… Favorite bible verse is Jeremiah 17:7-8… Majoring in Economics… Wants to either pursue a career in soccer (playing, coaching, promoting, etc.) or business… Favorite athlete is NFL QB Cam Newton, favorite college team is Auburn, lived for four years in Bolivia, South Africa while parents worked at a mission school

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ALEX LUPINEK, Soph. MF • 5’11” • Dayton, OH Business Management Major

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2012 (Freshman at Lipscomb): Played in three matches… Saw first action against Eastern Illinois University… Also played against central Connecticut State and Northern Kentucky High School: Attended Dayton Christian High School… Named 2011 All-Region… 4-time All-District… Earned 4 varsity letters… Conference Champions in 2010 and 2011… Regional Finalists in 2011… National Honor Society Personal: Born Oct. 11, 1993… Parents are Roman and Kathy Lupinek… Has two brothers, Andrew and Ian… His father, Roman, played soccer at Rockford College (Ill.) before a semi-pro career… Favorite bible verse is Psalm 37:23-24… Plans to major in Business Management

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MATT SCHROEDER, Fresh.

D • 5’11” • High Point, NC Pre-Engineering Major • Physics Minor High School: Attended Wesleyan Christian Academy… Part of a 2011 NCISAA state championship team that went 22-1 overall and had a national rank of 13… Helped lead his 2012 team to a 25-0 record and a No. 3 national ranking and another NCISAA state championship… Coach’s Award as a senior… Coach’s Award on JV as a freshman… Also played for Piedmont Triad Football Club where he won the Coach’s Award in 2012 and was awarded the PSA Scholarship Award for Contributions to the Game… Member of National Honor Society, Senior BETA Club… A/B Honor Roll Personal: Born June 30, 1995 in High Point, N.C. … Parents are Richard and Karen Schroeder… Has two sisters, Sarah and Melissa… Favorite bible verse is Romans 12:1… Plans to major in Engineering with a minor in Physics… Hopes to earn a master’s in engineering… Favorite athlete is Lionel Messi… Favorite teams include FC Barcelona, NC State and the Carolina Panthers

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PARKER VAUGHAN, Fresh. D • 6’0” • Lebanon, OH Pre-Med Major

High School: Attended Dayton Christian High School… Servant Award winner in 2011 and 2012… Named All-Conference in 2012 and 2013… 1st Team All-Conference and All-Area Personal: Born April 3, 1995 in Lebanon, Ohio… Parents are Stevan and Heidi Vaughan… Has three siblings, Petr, Morgan and Jameson… Favorite bible verse is John 15:13… Plans to major in Pre-Med… Hopes to have a career in radiology

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2013 Team Photo

(top row, L-R) Head Coach Nathan Pifer, Assistant Coach Scott Bosgraf, Ian Meredith, Noah Wiersema, Russell Harrison, Barrett Schmidt, Alex Lupinek, Snoopy Davidson, Hudson Brock, Hunter Harrison, Assistant Coach Drew Courtney, Assistant Coach Chris Pifer; (middle row, L-R) Joel Friesen, Garrison Dale, Caleb Allen, David Huertas, Andrew Lowe, Danny Knight, Matt Hudnut, Matt Schroeder; (bottom row, L-R) Roy Anderson, Connor Castillo, Gordon Carpenter, Daniel Kubin, Shuler Polk, Jacob Richter, Michael Arango, Jonathan Blackmon, Parker Vaughan

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Dedicated to the Memory of David Taaffe

On September 3, 2013 the Covenant Scots men’s soccer team will remember their teammate and brother, David Taaffe, before that night’s match against Sewanee. David was an example of a player that glorified God in his actions on and off the field. He respected his opponents, loved his teammates and lived for Jesus. His leadership, love and dedication will live in our hearts forever. Thank you, David. We miss you and will always remember you and are confident we will see you again.

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The men’s soccer team finished the 2012 season

2012 SEASON IN REVIEW

with a 10-10-1 record and reached the NCCAA Mid-East Region Championship match. The Scots got off to a rough start, losing five of their first six matches, but then won six of seven to climb back over the .500 mark. Covenant’s attack was centered around junior Matt Hudnut, senior Tyler Morrison, and junior Garrison Dale who combined to score 21 of Covenant’s 35 goals this season. Hudnut had a flair for the dramatic as he had a pair of “golden goals” on backto-back nights in September to kickstart the Scots’ winning streak. Morrison had a hat trick in a 4-3 overtime loss at Emory, while Dale scored two goals in a 2-0 win over Maryville.

over Spalding. The Scots would win six of seven matches from September 19-October 6. The men earned the third-seed in the NCCAA Mid-East Region tournament. The Scots routed Campbellsville 4-1 in the semifinal round, but fell 1-0 to Union (Tenn.) in the region championship match. The loss marked the second consecutive season that Covenant finished runner-up in the region. Before the season even began, the team had the opportunity to go on a Missions trip to the Cayman Islands. The Scots played several games against local competition and also shared the Gospel with local youth players and other residents.

Hudnut was named NCCAA Player of the week on September 24 after he recorded those two gamewinning goals in overtime. Sophomore Hudson Brock was also tabbed as an NCCAA Player of the Week on October 31. Covenant had four players on the NCCAA MidEast All-Region team led by senior Chris Pifer, sophomore Hunter Harrison, senior goalkeeper Shuler Polk, and Hudnut. Polk allowed 25 goals on the year for a 1.38 goals against average. Pifer produced two scores, both coming on penalty kicks, while Harrison also found the net twice from his defender position. Pifer was also voted as a second team NCCAA AllAmerican earlier this week. Pifer is the first Scots player to receive All-American status since 2010. One of the key highlights as a team was a 2-0 road win over Maryville College on October 2. The win meant Covenant brought back the Highland Cup, a trophy awarded to the winner of the matchup between the two schools who share the “Scots” nickname, for the first time since its inception a few years ago. Covenant got off to a rocky start as they were defeated by No. 3-ranked Messiah to begin the season and would lose two more before earning its first win

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The Automated ScoreBook Covenant Combined Team Statistics (as of Jan 14, 2013) All games

Season Stats/Results

Date

Opponent

Aug 31 at #3 Messiah College Sep 01 at F&M Sep 07 at Centre College Sep 08 vs Spalding University Sep 13 at Berry Sep 15 TRUETT-MCCONNELL Sep 19 EMORY & HENRY Sep 21 GREENVILLE Sep 22 LAGRANGE Sep 26 OGLETHORPE Sep 29 HUNTINGDON Oct 02 at Maryville College Oct 06 TENNESSEE TEMPLE Oct 13 GEORGIA GWINNETT Oct 19 at Emory University Oct 10 at Birmingham-Southern 10/24/201 at Sewanee Oct 27 at Huntingdon Oct 30 TREVECCA NAZARENE Nov 16 vs Campbellsville Nov 17 at Union University

TEAM STATISTICS SHOT STATISTICS Goals-Shot attempts Goals scored per game Shot pct. Shots on goal-Attempts SOG pct. Shots/Game CORNER KICKS PENALTY KICKS PENALTIES Yellow cards Red cards ATTENDANCE Total Dates/Avg Per Date Neutral Site #/Avg

OVERALL 10-10-1 0-0 10-10-1

L L L W Lo2 Lot W Wot Wot L W W W Lot Lot To2 W Wo2 L W L

Score 0-3 0-1 1-3 3-0 0-1 0-1 2-0 3-2 2-1 1-3 4-1 2-0 3-0 2-3 3-4 1-1 3-2 1-0 0-2 4-1 0-1

Att. 2860 168 238 133 0 600 200 700 500 100 200 89 1300 130 125 125 45 103 300 92 301

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OPP

35-318 1.67 .110 137-318 .431 15.1 140 2-3

30-309 1.43 .097 138-309 .447 14.7 105 0-0

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AWAY 3-6-1 0-0 3-6-1

NEUTRAL 2-0 0-0 2-0

gp g a 19 7 2 20 8 3 21 2 0 20 1 1 21 6 3 18 3 1 16 1 1 21 3 0 15 0 1 18 0 3 20 2 1 20 0 2 18 2 0 21 0 0 14 0 0 12 0 1 12 0 0 20 0 0 5 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 5 0 0 19 0 0 13 0 0 21 35 19 21 30 20 GP 5 19 21 21

pts

sh sh% sog sog% gw pk-att

16 63 .111 26 .413 1 19 50 .160 25 .500 4 4 47 .043 17 .362 0 3 36 .028 15 .417 0 15 22 .273 15 .682 1 7 16 .188 5 .312 1 3 14 .071 3 .214 1 6 13 .231 7 .538 1 1 12 .000 4 .333 0 3 9 .000 3 .333 0 5 7 .286 3 .429 1 2 7 .000 3 .429 0 4 6 .333 5 .833 0 0 5 .000 0 .000 0 0 4 .000 2 .500 0 1 4 .000 1 .250 0 0 1 .000 1 1.000 0 0 1 .000 1 1.000 0 0 1 .000 1 1.000 0 0 0 .000 0 .000 0 0 0 .000 0 .000 0 0 0 .000 0 .000 0 0 0 .000 0 .000 0 0 0 .000 0 .000 0 89 318 .110 137 .431 10 80 309 .097 138 .447 10

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1.03 1.41 1.36 1.59

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2nd

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Total 35 30

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2nd

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Saves by Period Covenant Opponents

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2nd

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Total 108 102

Corners by Period Covenant Opponents

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2nd

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Total 140 105

Fouls by Period Covenant Opponents

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Goals by Period Covenant Opponents Shots by Period Covenant Opponents

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A booster is an individual that:

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• Promotes Covenant athletics program. • Makes a financial contribution to Covenant athletics or its booster organizations. • Assists in the recruitment of prospects for Covenant. • Provides benefits (e.g., jobs, occasional meals) to enrolled student-athletes. Once a booster.....Always a booster. It is important to remember that once an individual has been identified as a booster, he or she retains that status forever. If you have questions whether you are considered a booster of Covenant Athletics or if you have questions about what you may or may not do as a booster, please feel free to contact the Compliance Office at tim. sceggel@covenant.edu. What is an extra benefit? Fans and boosters may not provide anything to prospects or currently enrolled student-athletes (or their families) without prior approval from the Compliance Office. If a student-athlete and/or his or her family accepts any benefits of special consideration (e.g., transportation, clothing, money, meals, etc.) based on his or her athletic skill, the student-athlete will lose his or her eligibility and Covenant will be subject to NCAA penalties. Extra benefits can include, but, are not limited to: • Money, gifts, clothing, tickets for entertainment, haircut, and use of a car. • Free or reduced-cost room or board anywhere. • Free or reduced-cost merchandise or services. • Use of Athletics Department copy/fax machines, long distance telephone services or free use of a cell phone. • Typing or editing reports, papers, letters, etc. for a student-athlete. • A loan of money or the consigning of a note to arrange a loan. • The sale or trade of complimentary admissions for merchandise, services or debt repayment. • The sale or trade of ANY items a student-athlete has received for his or her participation in athletics (e.g., gear, clothing, awards). This list is not exhaustive. Please refrain from offering prospects and/or current student-athletes and their families and friends anything that is not available to all students or the general public. Any questions or concerns should be directed to: Tim Sceggel Associate Director of Athletics for Compliance & Operations Email: tim.sceggel@covenant.edu or phone: 706.419.1517

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2013 Schedule Date Opponent Location Time 8/30 at Tennessee Temple Chattanooga, Tenn. 7:00 PM 9/3 Sewanee Lookout Mountain, Ga. 8:00 PM 9/6 at Transylvania^ Lexington, Ky. 3:00 PM 9/7 vs. Hanover^ Lexington, Ky. 2:00 PM 9/10 at Berry Rome, Ga. 5:00 PM 9/13 Centre Lookout Mountain, Ga. 7:30 PM 9/18 Birmingham Southern Lookout Mountain, Ga. 7:00 PM 9/20 at Greensboro* Greensboro, N.C. 1:00 PM 9/21 at Ferrum* Ferrum, Va. 7:00 PM 9/25 at Oglethorpe Atlanta, Ga. 4:00 PM 9/28 at LaGrange* LaGrange, Ga. 3:00 PM 10/2 Maryville* Lookout Mountain, Ga. 7:00 PM 10/7 at Emory & Henry Emory, Va. 7:00 PM 10/11 Methodist* Lookout Mountain, Ga. 7:00 PM 10/12 N.C. Wesleyan* Lookout Mountain, Ga. 7:00 PM 10/16 at Huntingdon* Montgomery, Ala. 4:30 PM 10/23 Emory Lookout Mountain, Ga. 7:00 PM 10/25 at Averett* Danville, Va. 3:00 PM 10/30 Piedmont* Lookout Mountain, Ga. 7:00 PM 11/2 USA South Tournament TBD TBA 11/8-9 USA South Tournament TBD TBA * denotes USA South match ^ denotes Transylvania Showcase hosted by Transylvania University

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2013 men's soccer media guide  

Covenant men's soccer media guide for 2013