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2007 Elon Soccer Table of Contents/Quick Facts

Table of Contents

Quick Facts The Southern Conference This is Elon Elon Administration The Legend of the Phoenix Academic Progress Athletic Training Phoenix Roster 2007 Outlook The Coaching Staff Meet the Phoenix Elon and The V Foundation The Opponents All-Time Series Records Elon in the Pros 2006 Results 2006 Statistics Elon Record Book 2006 Review Schedule


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The 2007 Elon University men's soccer media guide is a production of the Sports Information Office (Matt Eviston, Assistant Director of Athletics for Sports Information & Media Relations). The guide was written and designed by Chris Rash. Additional contributions and editing by Matt Eviston. Photography by Andrew Brickey, John Flowers, Kyle Phillips, Jerome Sturm, WG Sports Photos and others. It was created using QuarkXPress Passport and printed by PIP Printing and Document Services, Burlington, N.C. Cover design by PIP Printing and Document Services, Burlington, N.C.

Elon Quick Facts

Location Founded Enrollment Colors Nickname Affiliation Conference Home Field Capacity President Athletics Director Head Coach Alma Mater Record @ Elon Career Record Assistant Coach Assistant Coach Soccer Phone Letterwinners R/L Starters R/L 2005 Record Conference Record/Finish Asst. AD/Sports Info. E-Mail Office Phone Assistant SID (Soccer Contact) E-Mail Office Phone Assistant SID Office Phone E-Mail SID Fax

Elon, N.C. 1889 5,230 Maroon & Gold Phoenix NCAA Division I Southern Rudd Field 500 Dr. Leo M. Lambert Dave Blank Darren Powell UNC Greensboro, ‘95 19-17-4 (two seasons) 69-29-7 (five seasons) Jason O’Keefe Joe Crump (336) 278-6746 14/10 4/7 10-8-2 3-3-1/6th Matt Eviston (336) 278-6711 Chris Rash (336) 278-6712 Elizabeth Ballard (336) 278-6634 (336) 278-6768

The Southern Conference, which begins its 87th season of intercollegiate competition in 2007, is a national leader in emphasizing the development of the studentathlete and defining the league’s role in helping to build lifelong leaders and role models. The Southern Conference is the nation’s fifth-oldest NCAA Division I collegiate athletic association. Only the Big Ten (1896), the Missouri Valley (1907), the Pacific 10 (1915) and the Southwestern Athletic (1920) conferences are older in terms of origination. The Southern Conference has also excelled as the premier Football Championship Subdivision league. Southern Conference member Appalachian State has won the last two Football Championship Subdivision national titles. The conference currently consists of 11 members in four states throughout the Southeast and sponsors 19 varsity sports and championships that produce participants for NCAA Division I Championships. Academic excellence has been a major part of the Southern Conference’s tradition. League athletes have been recognized countless times on ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America and all-district teams. A total of 19 Rhodes Scholarship winners have been selected fromSoCon institutions. The Southern Conference office is located in the historic Beaumont Mill in Spartanburg, S.C. A textile mill that was in operation from 1880 until 1999, the Beaumont Mill was renovated in 2004 and today offers the SoCon a first class meeting area and offices as well as a spacious library for storage of the conference’s historical documents. The Southern Conference was formed on February 25, 1921 at a meeting in Atlanta, Ga. as 14 institutions from the 30-member Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SIAA) reorganized as the Southern Conference. Those charter members included Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi State, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Tennessee, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Washington & Lee. Athletic competition began in the fall of 1921. Today, the league continues to thrive with a membership that spans four states: Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. Current league members are Appalachian State, College of Charleston, The Citadel, Davidson, Elon, Furman, Georgia Southern, UNC Greensboro, Chattanooga, Western Carolina and Wofford. On July 1, 2008, Samford will officially join the league, bringing membership of the conference to 12. John Iamarino was officially named commissioner of the conference on January 2, 2006. Previously, Iamarino served as commissioner of the Northeast Conference. In nine years with the New Jersey-based league, Iamarino promoted the conference through an ambitious agenda which improved competition, upgraded compliance-related matters and increased the marketing and brand awareness of the conference and its member institutions. The Southern Conference named its first commissioner in December 1950. Duke head football coach Wallace Wade made the transition from Blue Devil football coach to athletics administration as the first person at the helm of the conference. The first Southern Conference championship was the league basketball tournament held in Atlanta in 1922. The North Carolina Tar Heels won the tournament to become the first recognized league champion in any sport. The Southern Conference Tournament remains the oldest of its kind in college basketball. The Southern Conference currently declares champions in 10 men’s sports - football, soccer, cross country, basketball, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, wrestling, baseball, tennis and golf - and nine women’s sports - soccer, volleyball, cross country, basketball, indoor track and field, outdoor track & field, tennis, golf and softball.

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2007 Elon Soccer This is Elon

Key Facts

Location: Elon, North Carolina Information from 2006-07 year

Students Undergraduate Enrollment: 4,849 Graduate Enrollment: 381

Total Enrollment: 5,230 Average student-to-faculty ratio: 14:1 Average class size: 22

Students represent 46 states, the District of Columbia and 42 foreign nations More than 150 student organizations

Average SAT score of incoming freshmen: 1217 Freshman retention rate: 89%

Campus Named the second-most beautiful campus in the country by the Princeton Review in 2003

Recent additions include the Koury Business Center (opened 2006), The Oaks Residence Halls (2006), the Academic Village (2002), Irwin Belk Track (2002), Rhodes Stadium (2001) and the Dalton E. McMichael, Sr. Science Center (1998)

The Carol Grotnes Belk Library houses more than 200,000 volumes and more than 200 computers Faculty Full-time faculty members: 291

Percentage of full-time faculty who hold a Ph.D.: 84%

Academics Elon offers 48 major fields of study leading to the bachelor of science, bachelor of arts or bachelor of fine arts degree

Elon has four graduate programs: physical therapy, business administration, education and law Elon operates on a 4-1-4 academic calendar, with the traditional fall and spring semesters, as well as a three-week January term Nearly 64% of students will study abroad

Rankings Newsweek-Kaplan named Elon the hottest college in the nation for student engagement in its 2006 guide Ranked #2 among Southern master’s-level universities by U.S. News & World Report

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2007 Elon Soccer Elon Administration

Dr. Leo M. Lambert, President

Leo M. Lambert became Elon University’s eighth president on Jan. 1, 1999. His tenure has been marked by the successful completion of a $46.7 million capital campaign, the opening of Belk Library, the construction of Rhodes Stadium and the transition to university status. He has provided leadership for the conception of the NewCentury@Elon strategic plan, which guides Elon’s efforts to become one of the nation’s premier small, selective, undergraduate universities. Chair of the executive committee of North Carolina Campus Compact, a coalition of college and university presidents committed to the civic purposes of higher education, Lambert also heads the president’s council of Project Pericles, an initiative to promote socially responsible citizenship among college and university students. He has written extensively about post-secondary education and has spearheaded several national projects aimed at improving college and university teaching, including the Future Professoriate Project, which he founded at Syracuse University. Lambert has been a member of the boards of the American Council on Education and the American Association for Higher Education. In 1998, Change magazine named him one of the nation’s outstanding young leaders in higher education. Lambert graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in English from the State University of New York at Geneseo. He earned a master’s degree in education at the University of Vermont in Burlington and a doctorate in education from Syracuse. He and his wife, Laurie, both natives of Scotia, New York, have two daughters, Callie and Mollie.

Dave Blank, Director of Athletics

Dave Blank enters his second year as the Elon University Director of Athletics for the 2007-08 campaign, following a year of notable improvement for the Phoenix in athletic success, academic progress, marketing and fundraising. Blank also engineered staff expansion in the Department of Athletics – including a restructuring of the Phoenix Club – and set a plan in motion for future facility improvements. Under Blank’s direction, 10 of Elon's 16 teams fashioned better winning percentages and higher Southern Conference finishes last year than in the previous campaign. Last year also saw the Phoenix forge the school’s best SoCon finishes in football, women’s cross country and women’s tennis, record the program’s first winning men's soccer season at the Division I level and post SoCon regular season and tournament championships in men’s tennis, claiming 14 consecutive victories before falling to Clemson in NCAA postseason action. Blank became the Elon Director of Athletics in 2006, arriving on the scene just in time to witness the Phoenix capture the SoCon men’s basketball North Division crown, a SoCon men’s tennis regular season co-championship and the outright SoCon baseball regular season title. Prior to coming to Elon, Blank spent six years as the Director of Athletics at Drake University. At Drake, Blank directed an 18-sport NCAA Division I athletics program that competes in the Missouri Valley Conference. He was responsible for the creation of a comprehensive academic assistance program and a new Life Skills program for student-athletes, encouraging participation in community activities and career development. During his tenure, Drake student-athletes consistently posted a combined grade-point average of 3.0 or above. Blank oversaw the addition of the women’s crew, women’s golf and women’s soccer programs at Drake. Facility enhancements were a priority during his tenure at Drake, including upgrades in the softball complex, renovation of the strength and conditioning facilities and new locker rooms for several sports. Under Blank’s guidance, Drake completed a $17 million renovation of Drake Stadium, which hosts football, soccer, track and field events as well as the nationally known Drake Relays. He restructured the Bulldog Club, which provides financial support for Drake athletics, resulting in a 90-percent increase in gifts. He also enhanced the marketing of Drake athletics to generate additional exposure and corporate donations. Blank served as chairman of the Missouri Valley Conference Championship Committee and was a member of the NCAA I-AA Governance Committee and Football Issues Committee. He received Gen. Robert R. Neyland Outstanding Athletics Director accolades from the All-American Football Foundation in 2005. Before moving to Drake in 2000, Blank worked at Coastal Carolina University where he served as Assistant/Associate Director of Athletics for three years (1996-99) and Director of Athletics for one year (1999-2000). Blank directed the CINO Club, increasing fiscal contributions to Coastal Carolina athletics by more than 200 percent. He spearheaded efforts to raise more than $4 million to establish an intercollegiate football program at the university, which began play in 2003. Before moving into athletics administration, Blank spent eight seasons (1988-1996) as head men’s basketball coach at Lock Haven University. Blank’s teams won 119 games during his tenure, making him the winningest head men’s basketball coach in Lock Haven history. He was named Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in 1989 and 1996. Blank began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at the University of South Carolina for three seasons (1982-85). He then served Wofford College for a year (1985-86) as Assistant Director of Athletics and assistant basketball coach before working a two-season stint (1986-88) as an assistant basketball coach at Lock Haven. A native of Frostburg, Md., Blank attended Duke University for two years (1978-1980) before graduating from South Carolina in 1982 with a bachelor of science degree in business administration (finance). He earned a master of science degree in business administration from South Carolina in 1986. Blank and his wife, Leslie, are the proud parents of four children – Dexter, Samantha, Dustin and Davis.

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2007 Elon Soccer The Legend of the Phoenix

Throughout history there is told the legend of the rare and remarkable Phoenix, a crimson and gold bird that lived 500 years. It was sleek, swift and strong – the most marvelous bird ever created by human imagination. At the end of its life, with death approaching, it built a nest in an oak tree and was consumed in flames ignited by the sun. From the ashes emerged the next Phoenix – reborn and renewed, with strength forged in fire.

Fire, too, has shaped the history of Elon University. The disastrous fire of 1923 all but destroyed Elon. Gone were Main Building, college records, classrooms, the library and the chapel. But within days of the fire, Elon trustees set in motion the plan for Elon to rise from the ashes, stronger than ever.

The Phoenix is a powerful leader and an emblem of immortality. It is a perfect symbol for a school that is constantly renewing and recreating itself.

The Elon motto, Numen Lumen, embraces intellectual and spiritual light. And so too, throughout history, the Phoenix has served as a symbol of light and knowledge.

The Phoenix is timeless and unique. It perfectly describes an athletics program and an institution that are rising to new levels of excellence.

There is only one Phoenix. There is only one Elon. Catch the Fire!

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2007 Elon Soccer Academic Progress/Athletic Training

Elon University Athletics is proactive in ensuring the graduation of its student-athletes. One way Elon promotes the committment to acadmics is through the academic enhancement program. The AEP provides an opportunity for students to excel with the help of tutors and an progress academic counselor. Elon provides each student-athlete with the necessary help and support needed to be academically successful at Elon University. All freshman student-athletes and select upperclassmen participate in the AEP. The academic progress and class attendance of student-athletes in the AEP are monitored, progress reports are mailed to professors once each semester and midterm and final grades are checked. Workshops aimed at enhancing a student-athlete's personal, academic and career development are also offered. In addition to the academic support provided by Elon Athletics, programs are also in place to promote and enhance the student-athlete experience. The Student-Athlete Advisory Council is an organization for student-athletes, run by student-athletes, to provide an opportunity for student-athletes to serve the athletic, Elon and greater Burlington communities. Of the more than 400 student-athletes, athletic trainers, cheerleaders and dance team members at Elon last spring, 206 made the Athletics Director's Honor Roll, which recognizes those students with a semester GPA of 3.0 or better. In addition, 99 athletes achieved either the President's List or the Dean's List honors last spring.

Elon ’s Un der gr aduate Degr ees Accounting Journalism Art Leisure/Sport Management Athletic Training Mathematics Biology Medical Technology Business Administration Music Chemistry Music Education Communications Music Performance Computer Information Music Theatre Systems Philosophy Computer Science Physical Education Dance Physics Economics Political Science Education Psychology Engineering Public Administration English Religious Studies Environmental Studies Science Education Exercise/Sport Science Sociology French Spanish History Theatre Arts Human Services Theatre Studies Independent Major Theatrical Design and International Studies Production Arts

Eric Storsved Martin Baker Andi Bender Dir. of Athletic Assistant Assistant Training Athletic Trainer Athletic Trainer Services

Josh Geruso A.J. Lukjanczuk Jodi McConnell Assistant Assistant Assistant Athletic Trainer Athletic Trainer Athletic Trainer

Elon University Athletics would like to recognize the quality care that the Kernodle Clinic provides for the more than 350 Phoenix student-athletes.

Dr. Kenneth P. Barnes

Sports Medicine Fellow

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Edouard F. Armour

Orthopedic Consultant

2007 Elon Soccer Phoenix Roster

Front Row (L-R): Clint Collins, Brad Franks, Justin Wyatt, Will Mason, Alex Barake, Steven Kinney, Daniel Street, Erfan Imeni, Ben Lunka Middle Row (L-R): Stephen Dilger, Greg Mader, Chris Leko, Clint Irwin, Kyle Boerner, Aaron Parker, Brett Paschall, Andrew Johnson Back Row (L-R): Drew Gardner, Douglas Boateng, James Rochow, Alex Douyon, Stephen Miller, Hunter Miller, Jon Juchno, Kevin Murray

No. 00 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24

Name Kyle Boerner Clint Irwin Will Mason Chris Leko Ben Lunka Clint Collins Stephen Miller Brad Franks Andrew Johnson Alex Barake Erfan Imeni Daniel Street Drew Gardner Stephen Dilger Brett Paschall Justin Wyatt Greg Mader James Rochow Steven Kinney Alex Douyon Hunter Miller Douglas Boateng Kevin Murray Jon Juchno Aaron Parker

Yr. Jr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Fr. So. So. Fr. Jr. Sr. So. So. Fr. Fr. Sr. So. Fr. Fr. So. Sr. RFr. Sr. Fr. Sr. Jr.

2007 Phoenix Roster Pos. GK GK MF D D MF D MF D MF MF MF D F F MF D F D D D F D F F

Ht. 5-11 6-4 6-0 6-1 5-9 5-7 5-10 5-7 5-11 5-9 5-8 5-10 6-0 6-0 6-4 5-7 5-10 5-11 6-0 6-0 6-0 5-10 5-10 5-10 6-2

Wt. 180 175 170 178 165 150 165 155 175 168 150 145 160 160 170 150 165 160 175 180 180 160 153 172 200

Hometown/Previous School Land O’ Lakes, Fla./Land O’ Lakes Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Christian Russell, Ohio/University School Mississauga, Ontario, Canada/St. Marcellinus Waite Hill, Ohio/Cuyahoga Valley Christian Marietta, Ga./Walton Waxhaw, N.C./Charlotte Latin Medford, N.J./Shawnee Medina, Ohio/Medina Senior Chesterfield, Mo./Chaminade Col. Prep Burlington, N.C./Williams Charlotte, N.C./South Mecklenburg Cary, N.C./Apex Wake Forest, N.C./Wakefield Summerfield, N.C./Northwest Guilford Raleigh, N.C./Sanderson Durham, N.C./Cardinal Gibbons Forest, Va./Jefferson Forest Norcross, Ga./Norcross Columbia, Md./Oakland Mills Roanoke, Va./Patrick Henry Woodbridge, Va./Potomac Senior Greensboro, N.C./Western Guilford Langhorne, Pa./Holy Ghost Prep Buckner, Ky./Trinity

Head Coach: Darren Powell (UNC Greensboro, ‘95) - 6th season overall, 3rd season at Elon Assistant Coaches: Jason O’Keefe (Greensboro, ‘97); Joe Crump (UNC Greensboro, ‘03)

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2007 Elon Soccer 2007 Outlook

Coach Darren Powell’s Elon Phoenix squad enters the 2007 campaign looking to compete for the program’s first-ever Southern Conference men’s soccer title. Coming off of its first-ever winning season at the NCAA Division I level, the team hopes to improve on its 10-8-2 record from a year ago, but the 2007 version of the Phoenix is a young one. The 25-man roster includes 16 players who are either freshmen or sophomores.

Goalkeepers The 2007 roster features two goalkeepers who are mostly unproven at the collegiate level. With the departure of AllSoCon and all-region performer Taylor Saxe, Powell will look to junior Kyle Boerner (Land O’ Lakes, Fla.) and freshman Clint Irwin (Charlotte, N.C.). Boerner started three matches as a sophomore and allowed just two goals while making 10 saves. Irwin comes in as a highly-touted recruit after being named the North Carolina Player of the Year by the National Soccer Coaches Association and an All-American and National Player of the Year by the National Christian School Athletic Association. Powell says, “We have two good goalkeepers who will push and support each other all season in both games and practices.”

Defenders The Phoenix must replace three-time All-SoCon selection Junior Nombre in the back, but Powell believes his crop of defenders could be one of the best groups in the league. Of the 10 defenders on the roster, five have collegiate experience. Senior Alex Douyon (Columbia, Md.) is one of five seniors on the team while sophomores Steven Kinney (Norcross, Ga.) and Stephen Miller (Waxhaw, N.C.) also return in the back. Redshirt freshman Hunter Miller (Roanoke, Va.) also returns to the squad. Junior Andrew Johnson (Medina, Ohio) also returns this season after missing 2006 with an injury. Kinney was one of only four Elon players to start all 20 matches a year ago while Miller saw time in 12 contests. Kinney is also a threat on the offensive end as he netted three goals a year ago. Powell will look to five freshmen to solidify the back line. Drew Gardner (Cary, N.C.), Chris Leko (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada), Ben Lunka (Waite Hill, Ohio), Greg Mader (Durham, N.C.) and Kevin Murray (Greensboro, N.C.) will battle for time this season. Leko was Steven Kinney a 2006 Canadian National U18 Youth Player and a member of the Canadian National U17 Team in 2005 while Mader participated in the North Carolina East-West All-Star Game. If fit, Gardner could be a strong player this year. “We have several players in the back who will compete for spots,” says Powell. “We will try to identify our back four early so that they can form a solid, united unit.” Midfielders Elon’s midfield returns the most depth from a year ago. Back to the roster are sophomores Clint Collins (Marietta, Ga.), Erfan Imeni (Burlington, N.C.), Daniel Street (Charlotte, N.C.) and Justin Wyatt (Raleigh, N.C.); junior Will Mason (Russell, Ohio) and senior Alex Barake (Chesterfield, Mo.). The lone new midfielder is freshman Brad Franks (Medford, N.J.). Wyatt is the team’s leading returning scorer, netting four goals and recording two assists as a true freshman in 2006. Paschall added three goals and two assists a year ago while Mason notched three assists and Street tallied one score. Barake is solid defensively, while Collins, Imeni and Stephen Miller are developing into quality players. Franks should push those players for time this fall. Powell stated, “We have several options in the midfield this year in terms of style and combinations. We are excited to work with this unit.”

Justin Wyatt

Forwards Up top, Elon will have to replace its top two scorers in Kiki Willis (eight goals, four assists) and Nick Aparicio (three goals, 10 assists). Powell will turn to seniors Douglas Boateng (Woodbridge, Va.), Jon Juchno (Langhorne, Pa.) and Brett Paschall (Summerfield, N.C.); junior Aaron Parker (Buckner, Ky.) and freshman Stephen Dilger (Wake Forest, N.C.) to fill the spots up top. When healthy, Boateng has shown that he can score. In 2004, he took home Second Team All-SoCon honors after netting seven goals. Paschall netted three goals and added two assists during his junior campaign while Parker scored twice. Juchno and Dilger will add depth up front for Powell in 2007. “Our forwards have a great opportunity this fall, added Powell. “We need them to get confident early so they can finsh the chances we will create for them.” 2007 Media Guide - 7

2007 Elon Soccer The Coaching Staff DA RR EN HEA D



69-29-7 19-17-4

5-year 2-year

Career Record Elon Record

Darren Powell was hired as the head coach of the Phoenix men's soccer program in December of 2004. Powell came to Elon after serving four seasons as an assistant at Southern Conference rival UNC Greensboro. In his first season with the Phoenix, Powell led the squad to a 9-9-2 overall record and a 4-2-1 mark in SoCon action, finishing third in the league. Elon emerged from that campaign with two First Team All-SoCon selections, two Second Team AllSoCon honorees, the SoCon Freshman of the Year, three SoCon Players of the Week, two SoCon All-Tournament picks, two NSCAA All-South Region players, one College Soccer News AllFreshman choice and one USL professional player. For his efforts, Powell was honored as the 2005 Southern Conference Coach of the Year. Under Powell’s leadership, the Elon program claimed its first-ever NCAA Division I national ranking in 2006 – appearing as high as 22nd in the Soccer America poll on September 12 after starting the campaign with a 6-1-0 ledger, including a 2-0 victory over then-No. 17 UAB. His team finished the year at 10-82 overall, the program’s first winning year since moving to the Division I ranks for the 1999 season. At UNCG, Powell assisted in all aspects of the program, including recruiting, scheduling and academic development. The Spartan program posted a 55-26-3 mark in his four seasons there and became the nation's top-ranked program during the regular season in 2004. Powell was honored as one of the top NCAA Division I assistant coaches by College Soccer News and has coached three MLS players, one NSCAA Senior All-Star, three All-Americans, one Academic All-American, four All-Region honorees, 22 All-SoCon selections, two conference Freshman of the Year award winners and one league Player of the Year while at UNCG. Prior to joining the Spartan staff, Powell headed the Greensboro College program for three seasons, posting a 50-12-3 ledger. He led the Pride to the NCAA Division III finals in 1998 and Dixie Conference titles in 1998, 1999 and 2000. His program produced a MLS and English Premier League player, two NSCAA Senior All-Stars, three AllAmericans, 15 All-Region choices, 25 All-Dixie Conference selections, three league Players of the Year and two conference Rookies of the Year. In 1998, Powell was honored by the NSCAA as the South Region Coach of the Year after being named the Dixie Conference Coach of the Year. The Pride finished ranked second in the nation in 1998, eighth in the country in 1999 and 12th nationally in 2000. Powell played professionally for the Carolina Dynamo USISL team, the Raleigh Flyers A-League team and the Wilmington Hammerheads USISL team from 1995-1999. Powell is also heavily involved in youth soccer in North Carolina. He serves as a staff coach at the Greensboro Soccer Club and has been a North Carolina ODP head coach for the past six years. Powell also works as a staff coach with the USYSA Region III ODP team and holds a USSF A-License. Powell graduated from UNC Greensboro in 1995 with a bachelor's degree in leisure studies where he helped the Spartans make two NCAA Tournament appearances. He was a two-time captain, team MVP and AllSouth Region selection as well as a three-time All-Big South Conference honoree. Powell became the first Spartan player to score over 100 career points at the Division I level. Powell and his wife, Elise, have two young children – Naomi (8) and Caleb (4). 2007 Media Guide - 8

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Jason O’Keefe joined Darren Powell’s staff in February of 2007 after serving as an assistant at the University of Cincinnati for the 2006 season. He has also spent time at Wake Forest University and Greensboro College as an assistant. O’Keefe helped the Bearcats to an 11-6-2 overall record and a Big East regular season title in 2006. Cincinnati also participated in the 2006 NCAA College Cup, falling to Northwestern University in the first round. Prior to joining the staff at Cincinnati, O’Keefe worked as an assistant at Wake Forest for three seasons. During his time with the Demon Deacons, the program compiled a 13-8-2 overall record and reached the third round of the NCAA College Cup in 2005. Wake Forest went 4218-4 during O’Keefe’s tenure. He spent the previous three seasons as an assistant coach at Greensboro, his alma mater. During his time with the Pride, Greensboro captured three consecutive regular season and tournament titles and was ranked in the NCAA-III top-10 all three years. O’Keefe joined the Greensboro staff in 2000 when Powell hired him to his staff in his final year with the Pride. O’Keefe, who holds a USSF “A” license and NSCAA Advanced National Diploma, was a North Carolina ODP staff coach and head coach of the Carolina Dynamo of the Super Y-League from 2002-06. He also coached the Super Y-League South Atlantic Regional team from 2004-06. O’Keefe is also involved in youth soccer and currently serves as the director of coaching for the local Burlington Soccer Club. O’Keefe graduated from Greensboro in 1997 with a degree in history and education. He played for the Pride from 19921996, helping the team to three NCAA-III Tournament appearances, a 1994 conference title and a 1996 South Region championship. Powell on O’Keefe: “Jason has brought some new and exciting energy to our program. We are pleased to be working together as a team to continue the rise of our program. He is a great asset to our coaching staff and Elon athletics.”





A new addition to the Phoenix coaching staff this year, Joe Crump will serve as the squad’s goalkeepers coach. Crump played for coach Darren Powell at UNC Greensboro as a three-year starting goalie. He helped lead the Spartans to a SoCon runner-up finish in 2001. During his three seasons as a starter, UNCG posted a 39-23-1 record. Working with the Greensboro Youth Soccer Association, Crump has trained and evaluated goalkeepers within the Piedmont Triad area. He also has planned goalkeeper training sessions while serving as a goalkeeper coach at Triangle United in Chapel Hill, N.C. T The 2003 UNCG graduate holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing.

Powell on Crump: “Joe is an up-and-coming and committed GK coach. It is good to be reunited with Joe again and I think his easy-going personality and attitude will work well with the staff and team.” The Phoenix by class, from left to right: seniors, juniors, sophomores, freshmen

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2007 Elon Soccer Meet the Phoenix Jr. • GK Land O’ Lakes, Fla. Land O’ Lakes

# 00

Full Name: Kyle Lewis Boerner Height: 5-11

Birthday: October 30, 1986 Parents: Tom and Debby Boerner Why Elon?: I loved the campus, the climate and the small university atmosphere.

GP-S 3-2 3-3 6-5

Time 226:03 269:07 495:10

GA 4 2 6

GAA 1.59 0.67 1.09

Sv. 10 10 20

Pct. .714 .833 .769

Sho 0 1 1

2006: Started all three matches in which he appeared...Made 10 saves and went 3-0-0...Tallied 269:07 in net and allowed just two goals for a 0.67 GAA...Grabbed three saves and earned a shutout in a victory over Belmont.

2005: Started two games and appeared in three matches as a true freshman...Logged 226:03 in net, making 10 saves...Posted a 1.59 GAA.

Prep: A three-time first team all-conference pick...Named Florida Class 5A AllState twice...Land O’ Lakes team MVP in 2005...2005 St. Petersburg Times and Tampa Tribune Player of the Year...Recorded 126 saves and 10 shutouts his senior season. Personal: Favorite Movie – “Without Limits”...Favorite Food – Home cook-

ing...Pregame Ritual – Listen to music and focus on the game.

Fr. • GK Charlotte, N.C. Charlotte Christian




Powell on Boerner: “Kyle played well this spring and we expect that form to continue this fall.”

Weight: 180

Year 2005 2006 Career

K yl e


Full Name: Clinton Robert Ir win Height: 6-4

Powell on Irwin: “Clint is the top incoming goalkeeper around and will challenge for the starting spot right away.”

Weight: 175 Birthday: April 1, 1989

Prep: Named an All-American and National Player of the Year by the National Christian School Athletic Association...Chosen as the 2006 North Carolina Player of the Year by the National Soccer Coaches Association...Selected as a NSCAA/adidas All-American in 2006...A 2006 adidas ESP All-Star...Helped lead Charlotte Christian to the 2006 state finals...Also named Region 9 Player of the Year, All-South, all-state, all-region and all-conference...Named to AllObserver team and Mecklenburg County Player of the Year by the Charlotte Observer after his senior campaign...Holds the National Christian High Schools GAA record...A member the North Carolina ODP team since 2003, helping that team capture the Region III title in 2006 and national title in 2007 where he received the Golden Glove Award...Selected to the Region III ODP squad in 2006...Helped his Charlotte United club team to two North Carolina State Cup titles and the Super Y North American crown in 2004...Named one of the 100 Freshmen to Keep an Eye On by College Soccer News for the 2007 campaign.

Parents: Roy and Nancy Ir win Why Elon?: Elon fit me as a person in all aspects; academics, soccer and the general university culture.

Personal: Favorite Movie – “V for Vendetta”...Favorite Food – Steak fajitas...Pregame Ritual – Left sock, then right; left boot, then right; left glove, then right.

Jr. • MF Russell, Ohio University School


Full Name: William Taylor Mason Height: 6-0

Birthday: March 17, 1987 Parents: Rex and Heath Mason Why Elon?: The opportunity to play soccer competitively, get a good education and experience a normal college life.

GP-S 20-18 20-19 40-37

G 0 0 0

A 3 3 6

Pts. 3 3 6

Sh. 9 6 15

SOG 3 3 6


Powell on Mason: “Will gets better every year and, as a team captain, we expect him to be a team leader this season.”

Weight: 170

Year 2005 2006 Totals


GW 0 0 0

PK-Att. 0-0 0-0 0-0

2006: Started 19, and appeared in all, of Elon’s 20 matches...Notched three assists, including one on the game-winner against UNC Asheville...Selected to the Soccer America Team of the Week on September 13. 2005: Played in all 20 matches, making 18 starts...Assisted on three scores.

Prep: Team captain for both his University School squad as well as his Cleveland Force Juniors club team...Helped lead the Ohio North ODP team to the 2004 state title...A member of the Y-League ODP Regional Team. Personal: Favorite Movie – “The Departed”...Favorite Food – Cereal...Pregame Ritual – Relax, watch soccer until about two and a half hours before the game.

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2007 Elon Soccer Meet the Phoenix Fr. • D Mississauga, Ontario, Canada St. Marcellinus


Full Name: Christopher Leko Height: 6-1



Powell on Leko: “Chris is a dedicated player who possesses international experience which will help this team.“

Weight: 178 Birthday: May 15, 1989 Parents: Vladimir and Jadranka Leko Why Elon?: Elon offers me an excellent education and the soccer program is one of the best I have seen.

Prep: Was a 2006 Canadian National U18 Youth Player and a member of the Canadian National U17 Team in 2005...Has been a Canadian National Team player for three years and a Team Ontario member for four years...Captained the Ontario Provincial team...Has helped his clubs to two Ontario Cup Indoor titles as well as an Ontario Summer Games crown...Participated in the Foyle Cup as well as the Milk Cup with the Dixie 89ers...Has been a member of the National Training Center since 2003...Captained the Winstars Soccer Academy Senior team. Personal: Favorite Movie – The entire “Rocky” series...Favorite Food – Pizza...Pregame Ritual – Watch videos of Zidane and Ronaldinho.

Fr. • D Waite Hill, Ohio Cuyahoga Valley Christian




Full Name: Benjamin Payne Lunka Height: 5-9

Powell on Lunka: “Ben is a tough defender who will bring energy to our right side.”

Weight: 165 Birthday: March 8, 1989

Prep: A four-year starter and team captain for his OH-N ODP state team...Also a four-year starter for his regional team...Named as a “Player to Watch” in the class of 2007 by Top Drawer Soccer...Helped his Region II team to the 2006 Interregional title and a 2005 Premier League crown...A member of the squad that reached the finals of the 2005 Disney Showcase...His Cleveland Soccer Academy club team won the 2006 OH-N State Cup...Helped Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy claim the 2004 Ohio state title and make a semifinals appearance in 2005.

Parents: Vic and Karen Lunka Why Elon?: To be a part of a quality soccer program while also attending a top-level university.

Personal: Favorite Movie – “Braveheart”...Favorite Food – Pizza...Pregame Ritual – Kneeling and praying before kick-off.


Full Name: Clinton Barrett Collins Height: 5-7

Birthday: October 18, 1987 Parents: Dan and Theresa Collins Why Elon?: The fresh, up-and-coming soccer program and the good academic reputation of the university.

GP-S 7-1 7-1

G 0 0

A 0 0

Pts. 0 0

Sh. 1 1

SOG 0 0

GW 0 0


Powell on Collins: “We expect Clint to continue to demonstrate the form in the fall that he showed us in the spring. We will also look for him to keep developing into a top midfielder.”

Weight: 150

Year 2006 Totals

So. • MF Marietta, Ga. Walton


PK-Att. 0-0 0-0

2006: Saw time in seven matches, making one start, as a true freshman.

Prep: Helped lead the Concorde Fire Club team to the 2005 Disney Showcase title as well as the Region III Premier League championship in 2003, 2004 and 2005 and a regional finals appearance in 2006...A member of the Georgia ‘87 ODP team...Named first team all-county as a prep...Named MVP of his Walton High team.

Personal: Favorite Movie – “Forrest Gump”...Favorite Food – Seafood alfredo...Pregame Ritual – Watch soccer highlights DVDs.

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2007 Elon Soccer Meet the Phoenix So. • D Waxhaw, N.C. Charlotte Latin


Full Name: Stephen Miller


Height: 5-10

Powell on Miller: “Stephen has had a good summer experience, playing in the PDL, which has helped him develop his game. He will continue to push others on this squad.”

Weight: 165 Birthday: September 29, 1987 Parents: Craig and Sharon Miller Why Elon?: The beautiful campus and the proximity to home.

Year 2006 Totals

GP-S 12-4 12-4

G 0 0

A 1 1

Pts. 1 1

Sh. 0 0

SOG 0 0

GW 0 0

PK-Att. 0-0 0-0

2006: Earned four starting assignments and appeared in 12 total matches as a true freshman...Tallied one assist, which came in his first collegiate contest, a 43 Elon win against Stetson. Prep: Spent three years on the North Carolina ‘87 ODP team...Helped his Charlotte Soccer club team to two North Carolina State Cup championships (2003, 2006)...Was a three-time all-conference and all-region selection at Charlotte Latin... Honored as both an all-state and all-South selection...Named to the All-Observer team...Helped lead Charlotte Latin to two NCISAA state titles. Personal: Favorite Movie – “Anchor Man”...Favorite Food – Cereal...Pregame

Ritual – Listen to an iPod.



Fr. • MF Medford, N.J. Shawnee

B r ad


Full Name: Bradley Robert Franks Height: 5-7

Powell on Franks: “Brad will add a spark for us and can play many positions.“

Weight: 155

Prep: Named First Team All-New Jersey by the Newark Star Ledger and First Team All-South Jersey by the Philadelphia Inquirer, Camden Courier Post and Burlington County Times...First team all-conference selection...Scored 13 goals and had 34 assists as a senior...Netted 25 goals and tallied 62 assists in his Shawnee career...Helped the Mt. Laurel Raptors club squad make one New Jersey State Cup finals and two semifinal runs...The team claimed the 2006 Score at the Shore and 2006 Potomac Memorial Day Tournament titles...His 2006 Shawnee team claimed the New Jersey state title, the Coaches Cup crown and the Olympic Conference championship, rating as the top team in the state and as high as fourth in the nation by Student Sports and 10th by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America...Prep team went 27-0-0 to set the state record for wins in a season...Helped rally his team from a two-goal deficit, scoring twice and setting up the game-winner in the state finals.

Birthday: June 16, 1989 Parents: Jack and Janice Franks Why Elon?: The beautiful campus, the coaching staff and the direction in which the program in heading.

Personal: Favorite Movie – “Boondock Saints”...Favorite Food – Grandmother’s gravy with ravioli and meatballs...Pregame Ritual – Listen to an iPod, eat white rice and watch soccer clips.


Full Name: Andrew Timothy Johnson Height: 5-11

Birthday: February 13, 1986

2006: Red-shirted while recovering from a leg injury.

Parents: Jeffrey and Claudia Johnson Why Elon?: Competitive in both academics and athletics.

GP-S 12-6 8-5

G 0 1

A 1 0




Pts. Sh. SOG 1 5 0 2 4 3 Red-shirt Season 3 9 3


Powell on Johnson: “Andrew’s experience and determination will help this young team grow.”

Weight: 175

Year 2004 2005 2006 Totals

Jr. • D Medina, Ohio Medina Senior


GW 0 0

PK-Att. 0-0 0-0



2005: Started five of the eight matches he saw time in before suffering an injury...Scored the first goal of his career in a 1-1 tie at Mount St. Mary’s.

2004: Made six starts and 12 total appearances during his freshman campaign...Notched an assist in Elon’s 2-1 loss at Appalachian State.

Prep: Earned Player of the Week honors from the Medina County Gazette...Played three years for the Ohio North State team...Was a member of the Cleveland Force Juniors-Super Y League team.

Personal: Favorite Movie – “Lucky # Sleven”...Favorite Food – Filet Mignon...Pregame Ritual – Right shoe and sock, left shoe and sock then knock rocks witht he goalie and defenders.

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2007 Elon Soccer Meet the Phoenix Sr. • MF Chesterfield, Mo. Chaminade College Prep


Full Name: Alexander Nicholas Barake Height: 5-9

Birthday: December 21, 1985 Parents: Abraham Barake and Ana Maria Monserrat Why Elon?: Its strong academics, the beautiful campus and what the soccer program had to offer.

GP-S 16-9 19-16 17-10 52-35

G 0 0 0 0

A 0 0 1 1

Pts. 0 0 1 1

Sh. 2 1 1 4

SOG 1 1 0 2


Powell on Barake: “Alex is a team captain and his experience will be very valuable this season.”

Weight: 168

Year 2004 2005 2006 Totals


GW 0 0 0 0

PK-Att. 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

2006: Notched 10 starting roles in 17 games played...Recorded his first career assist in Elon’s 1-0 victory over Belmont...Named Second Team Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sports Scholar. 2005: Started 16 of the 19 matches in which he appeared. 2004: Appeared in 16 games, making nine starts.

Prep: Participated in the 2000 United States National Team Camp...Was a member of the Missouri Olympic Development Program team...Earned first team all-state, all-metro and all-conference distinction while at Chaminade College Prep...Was a participant in the 1999 BRUSA Brazil Soccer Tour...Won the 2006 national title with his Scott Gallagher club team.

Personal: Favorite Movie – “Gladiator”...Favorite Food – Cuban or Indian...Pregame Ritual – A moment of prayer before kickoff.

So. • MF Burlington, N.C. Williams




Full Name: Erfan Imeni Height: 5-8

Powell on Imeni: “Erfan continues to improve and mature as a player. He could be a top player in the Southern Conference.” 2006: Recorded two assists as a true freshman...Assisted on the game-winner in his first collegiate contest, a 4-3 victory over Stetson...Saw time in 13 matches, making seven starts.

Prep: An all-conference, all-region and all-area selection during his time at nearby Williams High...As a junior, was the second-leading scorer in the county...A member of the TFC Navy U-17 Club team. Personal: Favorite Movie – “Inside Man”...Favorite Food – Crab legs...Pregame Ritual – Music and a prayer before the game.

Weight: 145 Birthday: May 19, 1988 Parents: Mark and Gail Street Why Elon?: The great education and the growing soccer program.

G 1 1

A 0 0

Pts. 2 2

Sh. 4 4

SOG 1 1

Parents: Sammy and Shahzad Imeni Why Elon?: I’ ve watched many Elon soccer games after living in Burlington for 10 years and knew that this is where I wanted to be. I loved everything about Elon from the start.

Year 2006 Totals

GP-S 13-7 13-7

G 0 0

A 2 2

Pts. 2 2

Sh. 3 3

SOG 1 1

GW 0 0

PK-Att. 0-0 0-0

So. • MF Charlotte, N.C. South Mecklenburg Powell on Street: “Daniel had a positive spring and brings pace and skill to our left side.”

Height: 5-10

GP-S 14-1 14-1

Birthday: September 22, 1988


Full Name: Daniel Street

Year 2006 Totals

Weight: 150

GW 0 0

Indian curry...Pregame Ritual – Just get ready to play.

PK-Att. 0-0 0-0



2006: Netted his first career goal in Elon’s 3-0 win over SoCon foe Wofford...Appeared in 14 contests, making one start.

Prep: Has been a member of the North Carolina ‘88 ODP team since 2002, helping the squad advance to the national tournament in both 2004 and 2006 (Co-National Champions)...Has also been a member of the ‘88 Region III ODP team...His ‘87 Charlotte Soccer Club team captured a state title in 2003 and 2006...Was both an all-region and allstate selection at South Mecklenburg. Personal: Favorite Movie – “Friday Night Lights”...Favorite Food –

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2007 Elon Soccer Meet the Phoenix #12

Full Name: Robert Andrew Gardner Height: 6-0


Powell on Gardner: “Drew continues to recover well and, when fully fit, will work well with this team.”

Weight: 160 Birthday: August 6, 1988 Parents: Kevin and Cindy Gardner Why Elon?: The coaches and faculty are very friendly and professional. I am going to enjoy having small class sizes.


Fr. • D Cary, N.C. Apex


Prep: All-state selection in 2006 and an all-conference honoree in both 2005 and 2006...Named the Apex High team MVP in 2006...Helped Apex to the 2005 4A state title...Led his 88 CASL Elite team to the North Carolina State Cup title as well as the 2006 US Club Soccer Champion’s Cup title...His squad reached the USYSA Region III finals in 2005 and won a national title in 2003. Personal: Favorite Movie – “Zoolander”...Favorite Food – Country-style steak...Pregame Ritual – Shower, a bite to eat and then listen to rap music.

Fr. • F Wake Forest, N.C. Wakefield



Full Name: Stephen Edward Dilger, Jr. Height: 6-0

Powell on Dilger: “Stephen is a hard-working forward who will bring good intensity to that position.”

Prep: A member of the USL Super Y-League ODP Southern Atlantic Divisional Select Team...Named Region 3 NCHSAA All-Region...Academic all-conference selection...Helped lead his team to NCYSA State Cup titles in 2003, 2004 and 2007 as well as a 2006 US Club Soccer Champion’s Cup crown...A member of the team that won the Region III U14 and the USYSA National U14 titles in 2003.

Weight: 160 Birthday: November 17, 1988 Parents: Steve and Nancy Dilger Why Elon?: I thought I would fit well in the soccer program and the academics. I also like the campus.

Personal: Favorite Movie – “Gladiator”...Favorite Food – Pizza...Pregame Ritual – Eat at least three bowls of cereal that morning.

SR. • F Summerfield, N.C. Northwest Guilford


Full Name: Michael Brett Paschall Height: 6-3

Birthday: June 13, 1986 Parents: Bill and Carol Paschall Why Elon?: It’ s a small school and the team is a family.

GP-S 20-18 19-19 19-17 58-54

G 7 7 3 17

A 2 6 2 10

Pts. 16 20 8 44

Sh. 41 38 27 106

SOG 23 24 12 59


Powell on Paschall: “Brett continues to improve and we expect him to give most defenders a tough time this season.”

Weight: 182

Year 2004 2005 2006 Totals


GW 2 3 2 7

UNC Wilmington...Scored twice in a 2-1 win vs. St. Francis.

PK-Att. 3-4 2-3 1-1 6-8

2006: Tied for the team lead with two game-winners...Booted the game-winning score in overtime against Jacksonville and scored the winning tally against UNC Asheville...Set up two goals against league foe Furman...Named to the Davidson adidas Classic All-Tournament Team.

2005: Finished second on the team with seven goals scored and 20 points...Led the team with six assists...Scored three game-winners, including one in the 2-1 overtime decision over then-#17 UNC Greensboro...Named a Second Team All-Southern Conference selection. 2004: Led the team with 16 points...Tied for the team lead with seven goals...Assisted on two scores...Notched two game-winning goals (at East Carolina and vs. St. Francis)...His first career goal came on a penalty kick at

Prep: Was named all-metro, all-conference and all-state in his time at Northwest Guilford...Owns the Northwest Guilford record for goals in a season with 27...Helped lead his prep squad to the second round of the state tournament. Personal: Favorite Movie – “The Shawshank Redemption”...Favorite Food – Tokyo Express...Pregame Ritual – Listen to an iPod.

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2007 Elon Soccer Meet the Phoenix #15

Full Name: Justin Wyatt Height: 5-7

So. • MF Raleigh, N.C. Sanderson

J u s ti n


Powell on Wyatt: “Justin continues to improve and, if he keeps up his form from the spring, he will be a key player for us in the fall.”

Weight: 135 Birthday: April 28, 1988 Parents: Howard and Janet Wyatt Why Elon?: The beautiful campus, quality soccer program and the academic excellence.

2006: Ranked fourth on the squad with 10 points as a true freshman...Was second on the team with four goals...Netted game-winners against Stetson (his first collegiate game) and Belmont...Assisted on two scores...Saw time in 19 matches, making six starts.

Prep: A 2005 NSCAA adidas High School All-American... Competed with his North Carolina ‘88 ODP team in its second national championship last spring, Year GP-S G A Pts. Sh. SOG GW PK-Att. earning co-national champion status...The team finished third at the national 2006 19-6 4 2 10 19 12 2 0-0 tournament in 2004...A two-time All-South Region player...A member of the Region III ODP team for two years and the state team for four...Claimed both Totals 19-6 4 2 10 19 12 2 0-0 all-state and all-region accolades twice...His ‘87 CASL Elite Club team captured state titles in both 2004 and 2005...Earned team MVP honors in both 2004 and 2005 and helped Sanderson to conference tournament titles both years...Scored two goals in the North Carolina East-West All-Star Game...Named one of the 100 Freshmen to Keep an Eye On by College Soccer News. Personal: Favorite Movie – “Kingdom of Heaven”...Favorite Food – Pizza...Pregame Ritual – Listen to music and think about possible game situations.

Fr. • D Durham, N.C. Cardinal Gibbons




Full Name: Gregory Charles Mader Height: 5-10

Powell on Mader: “Greg is a very steady defender who will do a good job for our squad.”

Weight: 165 Birthday: May 18, 1989

Prep: A member of the 1989 North Carolina State ODP team for five years where he was the team captain for the squad’s trip to Italy in 2004...Chosen as team captain and team MVP as well as conference player of the year, all-region and all-state while at Cardinal Gibbons High...Led Cardinal Gibbons to the state title game each of the past two seasons, winning the crown in 2006...Helped his ODP team claim the 2007 ODP National title.

Parents: Charles and June Mader Why Elon?: It provides a good balance bet ween athletics and academics.

Personal: Favorite Movie – “Blue Streak”...Favorite Food – Chicken parmesean...Pregame Ritual – Prayer, preparation and focus.

Fr. • F Forest, Va. Jefferson Forest


Full Name: James Edson Rochow Height: 5-11



Powell on Rochow: “James shows good promise and has good instincts around the goal.”

Weight: 160 Birthday: April 6, 1989 Parents: Richard and Joy Rochow Why Elon?: For its prestigious academics and high level of athletics.

Prep: Was the District 4 Region Player of the Year as a junior at Jefferson Forest where he set the school’s single-season scoring record with 32 goals...A first team all-state selection as a junior as the squad reached the state semifinals...Helped the Richmond Kickers advance to the semifinals of the State Cup...Also played three years with the Virginia 89 state ODP team. Personal: Favorite Movie – “Dumb and Dumber”...Favorite Food – Pasta...Pregame Ritual – Listen to an iPod.

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2007 Elon Soccer Meet the Phoenix So. • D Norcross, Ga. Norcross

\# #18

Full Name: Steven Kinney


Height: 6-0

Powell on Kinney: “As long as Steven keeps striving to improve he will become one of the best defenders in the league. He is a team captain.”

Weight: 180 Birthday: October 28, 1987

2006: Was one of just three players to start all 20 contests...Scored the first goal of his career in the season-opening victory over Stetson...Knocked home the game-winner in a win over Charlotte...Named to the Davidson adidas Classic All-Tournament Team.

Parents: Charles and Debbie Kinney Why Elon?: The campus and location.

Year 2006 Totals

GP-S 20-20 20-20

G 3 3

A 0 0

Pts. 6 6

Sh. 15 15

SOG 5 5

GW 1 1

PK-Att. 0-0 0-0

Prep: Helped the Concorde Fire to the 2005 Disney Showcase title as well as three Region III Premier League titles and a USYSA Regional finals appearance in 2006...A two-time team captain for Norcross High...Named all-county and selected as his team’s Offensive Player of the Year in 2005...Norcross captured a 7AAAAA region title during his time at the school. Personal: Favorite Movie – “Dumb and Dumber”...Favorite Food – Flamin’ Hot Cheetos...Pregame Ritual – Listen to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’

“Won’t Back Down” and the “Top Gun” anthem.


Sr. • D Columbia, Md. Oakland Mills



Full Name: Alexander Douyon Height: 6-0

Powell on Douyon: “Alex has a great personality and is very popular with the players, coaches and fans.”

Weight: 180 Birthday: January 11, 1986

2006: Made one appearance.

Parent: Marie Douyon

2005: Appeared in seven contests.

Why Elon?: Everyone made me feel welcome and the classes are small.

2004: Saw time in eight matches.

Prep: Earned First Team All-Howard County, all-state and all-metro honors as a prep...Helped lead Oakland Mills to the county title in 2003; regional crowns in 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003 and Maryland state championships in 2000 and 2002.

Personal: Favorite Movie – “Last Dragon”...Favorite Food – Chicken alfredo...Pregame Ritual – Listen to an iPod.

Year 2004 2005 2006 Totals

GP-S 8-0 7-0 1-0 16-0


Full Name: Thomas Hunter Miller Height: 6-0

Birthday: April 11, 1988

Why Elon?: I wanted to play for a top-notch program where the coaches and players are all driven to succeed and always strive to become better.






Pts. Sh. SOG Red-shirted -

A 0 0 0 0

Pts. 0 0 0 0

Sh. 2 0 0 2

SOG 0 0 0 0

GW 0 0 0 0

PK-Att. 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

R-Fr. • D Roanoke, Va. Patrick Henry



2006: Red-shirted.

Parents: Tom and Robin Miller


G 0 0 0 0

Powell on Miller: “Hunter is a steady player. We expect his game to continue to improve this fall.”

Weight: 180

Year 2006 Totals






Prep: A member of the Roanoke Star Soccer Club from 1996-2004 before joining the Greensboro Soccer Club...A Virginia State ODP member since 1999 and Region I ODP player since 2003...Helped his club squad advance to the semifinals of the 2002 Dallas Cup and the finals of the 2003 Tivoli Cup...His Greensboro club team captured the 2005 Jefferson Cup title...An Honorable Mention Western Valley District player in 2003...Claimed First Team Western Valley District and Second Team All-Times Land honors in 2004. Personal: Favorite Movie – “Gladiator”...Favorite Food – Frisco melt...Pregame Ritual – Music and meditation.

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2007 Elon Soccer Meet the Phoenix #21

Full Name: Douglas Boateng Height: 5-10

Birthday: June 3, 1985 Parents: Collins Boateng and Beatrice Kodua Why Elon?: It’ s academic background and environment.

GP-S 20-20 12-8 10-5 42-33

G 7 3 1 11

A 1 3 2 6

Pts. 15 9 4 28

Sh. 46 10 7 63

SOG 22 4 5 31


Powell on Boateng: “We hope Douglas can remain healthy all year and get into his goal-scoring groove early.”

Weight: 160

Year 2004 2005 2006 Totals

Sr. • F Woodbridge, Va. Potomac Senior


GW 2 0 0 2

PK-Att. 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

2006: Appeared in 10 contests and made five starts...Netted one goal...Passed for two assists, including the game-winner in Elon’s victory over then-#17 UAB.

2005: Started eight matches and appeared in a total of 12 contests as a sophomore...Scored three goals and assisted on three others, including the gamewinners against Fairfield and High Point.

2004: Claimed Second Team All-Southern Conference accolades...Tied for the team lead with seven goals scored...Tallied one assist...Ranked second on the squad with 15 points...Scored two game-winning goals (versus Longwood and Wofford)...Scored his first career goal against North Carolina Wesleyan...Started all 20 matches during his freshman season.

Prep: Named team MVP following his junior season at Potomac Senior...Earned all-area, all-district and all-region honors...Named Washington Post AllMetro. Personal: Favorite Movie – “Braveheart”...Favorite Food – Rice and stew...Pregame Ritual – Pray during the National Anthem.

Fr. • D Greensboro, n.C. Western Guilford




Full Name: Kevin Homrich Murray Height: 5-10

Powell on Murray: “Kevin is a strong left-sided player who we expect to quickly step up to the collegiate game.”

Weight: 153 Birthday: October 5, 1988

Prep: An all-conference, all-region and second team all-state selection during his prep career...Honored as the MVP of his Super Y-League program...Helped lead Western Guilford to the state semifinals...Was a member of the 88 CASL Elite team which claimed the 2007 NCYSA state title.

Parents: Mark and Joan Murray Why Elon?: For the great education, the rise in the soccer program and the coaching staff.

Personal: Favorite Movie – “Tommy Boy”...Favorite Food – Pizza...Pregame Ritual – Listen to Eminem.

Sr. • F Langhorne, Pa. Holy Ghost Prep


Full Name: Jonathan Juchno Height: 5-10 Weight: 172

Parents: Christopher and Tracy Juchno Why Elon?: The opportunity to develop Elon into a prominent Division I soccer program.

GP-S 12-2 14-0 15-0 41-2

G 3 0 0 3

A 0 0 0 0

Pts. 6 0 0 6

Sh. 6 3 3 12

SOG 5 1 2 8


Powell on Juchno: “Jon had a good spring and has improved significantly in his time here. We expect him to play a key leadership role this fall.”

Birthday: May 31, 1986

Year 2004 2005 2006 Totals

Jo n

GW 0 0 0 0

PK-Att. 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

2006: Made 15 appearances.

2005: Appeared in 14 matches.

2004: Started two of the 12 games in which he appeared...Scored three goals...Was third on the team with six points...Scored his first two career goals in Elon’s 3-0 victory over SoCon foe Wofford for his first two-goal game. Prep: Earned all-conference and all-state accolades at Holy Ghost.

Personal: Favorite Movie – “Wall Street”...Favorite Food – Mom’s chicken parmigiana...Pregame Ritual – Put on two pairs of left socks and then left boot, then the same on the right. Tie both boots before leaving the locker room and again before the match.

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2007 Elon Soccer Meet the Phoenix/Elon and The V Foundation Full Name: Aaron Lewis Copeland Parker Height: 6-2 Weight: 200

Parents: Tony and Mattie Parker Why Elon?: I have family in North Carolina. I loved the campus atmosphere and wanted to play for a Division I program.

GP-S 12-3 14-3 26-6

G 1 2 3

A 3 0 3

Pts. 5 4 9

Sh. 9 9 18

SOG 4 7 11

GW 0 1 1



Jr. • F Buckner, Ky. Trinity Powell on Parker: “Aaron has started to fulfill his huge potental and, if he can continue with that form, will be a key player for us this fall.”

2006: Netted his first-career game-winner in Elon’s 3-0 victory over SoCon foe Wofford...Made 14 appearances, garnering three starting assignments.

Birthday: December 28, 1986

Year 2005 2006 Totals


PK-Att. 0-0 0-0 0-0

2005: Started three matches, seeing action in 12 contests overall...Scored his first collegiate goal during a 6-1 win over High Point...Notched three assists, including two on game-winning goals.

Prep: Led his prep squad in scoring in both his sophomore and junior seasons...Claimed team MVP honors following his junior campaign...Helped lead the Javanon 87 club team to four state titles in five years (2000, 2001, 2003, 2004) as well as a Region 2 championship in 2003...Also helped his club team to three consecutive Midwest Division crowns (2002-04)...Won a national title in 2006 with his Javanon 87 team.

Personal: Favorite Movie – “Friday”...Favorite Food – Macaroni and cheese...Pregame Ritual – Listen to an iPod.

R ya n Team

Bonhardt Manager


Last year, the Elon men’s soccer team hosted its third annual match that benefited The V Foundation for Cancer Research. The first of these matches came in 2004 when the Phoenix hosted the then-defending national champion North Carolina Tar Heels. A silent auction was held to raise money for The V Foundation featuring items from MLS teams, collegiate programs, NFL teams and The V Foundation to name a few. In 2007, the Phoenix will continue to help raise money for The V Foundation to assist in the fight against cancer. This year’s match will be held at 7 p.m. on Oct. 16 against North Carolina and will be played in Rhodes Stadium.

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2007 Elon Soccer William & Mary Tribe

The Opponents

9-1 • 7 pm • A

High Point Panthers

9-4 • 7 pm • H

Charlotte 49ers

9-7 • 5 pm • N

Location Enrollment Conference Head Coach Rec. at School/Yrs. Career Rec./Yrs. 2006 Rec. Conf. Rec./Finish SID Contact Phone E-Mail

Williamsburg, Va. 5,500 Colonial Athletic Association Chris Norris (William & Mary, ‘95) 21-24-12/3 Same 8-8-3 4-4-3/T7th Kris Sears 757-221-3368

Location Enrollment Conference Head Coach Rec. at School/Yrs. Career Rec./Yrs. 2006 Rec. Conf. Rec./Finish SID Contact Phone E-Mail

High Point, N.C. 3,000 Big South Dustin Fonder (Roanoke, ‘94) First Year Same 6-11-4 3-4-0/6th April Goode 336-841-4638

Location Enrollment Conference Head Coach Rec. at School/Yrs. Career Rec./Yrs. 2006 Rec. Conf. Rec./Finish SID Contact Phone E-Mail

Charlotte, N.C. 21,519 Atlantic 10 Jeremy Gunn (Cal-State Bakersfield, ‘93) First Year 123-35-18/8 9-5-5 5-2-2/5th Brent Stastny 704-687-6313

Location Enrollment Conference Head Coach Rec. at School/Yrs. Career Rec./Yrs. 2006 Rec. Conf. Rec/Finish SID Contact Phone E-Mail

Wilmington, N.C. 12,500 Colonial Athletic Association Aidan Heaney (Charlotte, ‘92) 55-52-10/6 79-69-10/8 11-7-1 6-5-0/6th Tom Riordan 910-962-4099

Location Enrollment Conference Head Coach Rec. at School/Yrs. Career Rec./Yrs. 2006 Rec. Conf. Rec./Finish SID Contact Phone E-Mail

Emmitsburg, Md. 1,526 Northeast Rob Ryerson (UNLV, ‘88) 37-64-21/7 Same 4-9-4 2-4-3/5th David Musil, Jr. 301-447-5384

Location Enrollment Conference Head Coach Rec. at School/Yrs. Career Rec./Yrs. 2006 Rec. Conf. Rec./Finish SID Contact Phone E-Mail

Asheville, N.C. 3,500 Big South Steve Cornish (Manchester, ‘82) 90-171-15/15 Same 5-13-0 2-5-0/7th Mike Gore 828-251-6923

Location Enrollment Conference Head Coach Rec. at School/Yrs. Career Rec./Yrs. 2006 Rec. Conf. Rec./Finish SID Contact Phone E-Mail

Statesboro, Ga. 16,646 Southern Kevin Kennedy (Augusta St., ‘95) 10-6-3/1 Same 10-6-3 4-1-2/2nd David Headrick 912-681-5448

Location Enrollment Conference Head Coach Rec. at School/Yrs. Career Rec./Yrs. 2006 Rec. Conf. Rec./Finish SID Contact Phone E-Mail

Clemson, S.C. 17,110 Atlantic Coast Trevor Adair (Lock Haven, ‘82) 160-71-23/12 194-95-28/16 13-5-2 3-3-2/T5th Sam Blackman 864-656-1924

Location Enrollment Conference Head Coach Rec. at School/Yrs. Career Rec./Yrs. 2006 Rec. Conf. Rec./Finish SID Contact Phone E-Mail

Davidson, N.C. 1,700 Southern Matt Spear (Davidson , ‘93) 61-36-8/5 Same 5-13-1 1-5-1/7th Joey Beeler 704-894-2931

Location Enrollment Conference Head Coach Rec. at School/Yrs. Career Rec./Yrs. 2006 Rec. Conf. Rec./Finish SID Contact Phone E-Mail

Winston-Salem, N.C. 6,739 Atlantic Coast Jay Vidovich (Ohio Wesleyan, ‘82) 165-79-12/13 Same 18-3-4 5-2-1/T1st Katy Hamlett 336-758-4120

Location Enrollment Conference Head Coach Rec. at School/Yrs. Career Rec./Yrs. 2006 Rec. Conf. Rec./Finish SID Contact Phone E-Mail

Boone, N.C. 15,000 Southern Paul Stahlschmidt 34-35-4/4 88-67-12/9 10-7-2 3-2-2/5th A.J. Henderson 828-262-7166

Location Enrollment Conference Head Coach Rec. at School/Yrs. Career Rec./Yrs. 2006 Rec. Conf. Rec./Finish SID Contact Phone E-Mail

Charleston, S.C. 11,617 Southern Ralph Lundy (Western Carolina, ‘72) 230-162-26/20 360-233-39/30 10-9-1 4-3-0/4th Marcel Pourtout 843-953-5465

Location Enrollment Conference Head Coach Rec. at School/Yrs. Career Rec./Yrs. 2006 Rec. Conf. Rec./Finish SID Contact Phone E-Mail

Chapel Hill, N.C. 27,700 Atlantic Coast Elmar Bolowich (Mainz, ‘81) 226-122-26/18 Same 11-6-3 3-4-1/7th John Martin 919-962-0084

Location Enrollment Conference Head Coach Rec. at School/Yrs. Career Rec./Yrs. 2006 Rec. Conf. Rec./Finish SID Contact Phone E-Mail

Spartanburg, S.C. 1,250 Southern Matt Kern 16-73-7/5 142-155-18/17 2-15-1 0-7-0/8th Travis Woods 864-597-4092

Location Enrollment Conference Head Coach Rec. at School/Yrs. Career Rec./Yrs. 2006 Rec. Conf. Rec./Finish SID Contact Phone E-Mail

Rock Hill, S.C. 6,610 Big South Rich Posipanko 179-154-22/18 296-203-42/28 15-3-4 5-1-1/1st Brett Redden 803-323-2129 x6246

Location Enrollment Conference Head Coach Rec. at School/Yrs. Career Rec./Yrs. 2006 Rec. Conf. Rec./Finish SID Contact Phone E-Mail

Greenville, S.C. 2,600 Southern Doug Allison (South Carolina, ‘89) 162-67-21/12 Same 11-7-1 4-2-1/3rd Jordan Caskey 864-294-2376

Location Enrollment Conference Head Coach Rec. at School/Yrs. Career Rec./Yrs. 2006 Rec. Conf. Rec./Finish SID Contact Phone E-Mail

Radford, Va. 9,552 Big South Spencer Smith (Tennessee, ‘87) 114-112-25/13 147-162-31/18 8-6-4 4-1-2/3rd Drew Dickerson 540-831-5726

Location Enrollment Conference Head Coach Rec. at School/Yrs. Career Rec./Yrs. 2006 Rec. Conf. Rec./Finish SID Contact Phone E-Mail

Greensboro, N.C. 16,600 Southern Michael Parker (Madeley, ‘68) 354-135-18/23 467-163-25/31 16-8-1 5-1-1/1st Mike Hirschman 336-334-5615

UNC Wilmington Seahawks

Georgia Southern Eagles

Wake Forest Demon Deacons

North Carolina Tar Heels

Furman Paladins

9-9 • 1 pm • N

9-22 • 7 pm • H

10-2 • 7 pm • A

10-16 • 7 pm • H

10-27 • 7:30 pm • A

Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers

Clemson Tigers

Appalachian State Mountaineers

Wofford Terriers

Radford Highlanders

9-16 • 2 pm • H

9-25 • 7 pm • A

10-6 • 7 pm • H

10-20 • 6 pm • A

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10-30 • 7 pm • A

UNC Asheville Bulldogs

9-19 • 4 pm • A

Davidson Wildcats

9-30 • 6 pm • H

College of Charleston Cougars

Winthrop Eagles

UNC Greensboro Spartans

10-9 • 6 pm • A

10-24 • 7 pm • H

11-3 • 7 pm • H

2007 Elon Soccer All-Time Series Records/Elon in the Pros

Opponent W Alabama-Huntsville 0 Alderson-Broaddus 0 Allentown 1 1 Appalachian State Armstrong Atlantic 1 Averett 5 Barber-Scotia 3 Barry (Fla.) 0 Barton 8 Belhaven (Miss.) 1 Belmont 1 Belmont Abbey 8 Berry (Ga.) 1 Birmingham-Southern 2 Campbell 6 Carson-Newman 6 Catawba 11 Charleston Southern 3 Charlotte 2 Christopher Newport 1 Citadel, The 2 Clemson 0 Coastal Carolina 1 College of Charleston 0 Davidson 2 Denver 0 Duke 0 East Carolina 10 Erskine 1 Fairfield 1 Francis Marion 2 Furman 2 Gardner-Webb 5 George Mason 0

L 1 1 0 4 0 4 1 1 13 0 0 12 1 0 9 3 15 4 2 0 1 2 6 7 2 1 6 6 1 0 0 4 6 1

T 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0

Opponent Georgia Southern Greensboro College Guilford Hampden-Sydney Hargrave Military High Point Jacksonville Lenoir-Rhyne Liberty Long Island Longwood Louisburg Lynchburg Mars Hill Marshall Mercer Methodist Mount St. Mary’s Mt. Olive Navy Newberry North Carolina UNC Asheville UNC Greensboro UNC Pembroke North Carolina State North Carolina Wesleyan UNC Wilmington Oglethorpe Old Dominion Pfeiffer Presbyterian Queens Radford


W 2 9 10 0 0 8 1 5 1 1 5 1 2 12 0 2 1 0 3 0 1 0 6 4 9 1 8 2 1 0 11 1 1 2

L 2 3 11 1 1 24 0 8 7 0 3 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 12 7 9 7 5 9 2 0 4 10 7 1 7

T 0 0 1 0 0 10 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 1 0 1

Opponent W Randolph-Macon 0 0 Roanoke St. Andrews 6 1 St. Francis (Pa.) South Alabama 0 South Carolina 1 USC Aiken 0 Stetson 2 Towson 0 UAB 1 Vermont 1 Virginia 0 VMI 1 Virginia Tech 0 Wake Forest 1 Washington & Lee 0 Warren Wilson 1 West Virginia Wesleyan 0 Wingate 13 Winthrop 3 Wofford 6 2007 Opponents in bold. New Opponent in 2007: William & Mary

Following the 2005 season, defender Anthony Catalano became the first Phoenix men’s soccer player to sign a professional contract. Catalano inked with the Charleston Battery of the USL First Division. He made his professional debut on Sunday, June 11, 2006 against the Puerto Rico Islanders.

Kiki Willis, the 2005 Southern Conference Freshman of the Year, signed a developmental contract with D.C. United of Major League Soccer following the 2006 season.

Anthony Catalano 2007 Media Guide - 20

L 1 2 0 0 1 1 1 2 2 0 0 1 1 5 5 1 1 1 6 5 7

T 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

2007 Elon Soccer 2006 Results

DATE Aug. 25


SCORE W, 4-3

OVERALL CONF 1- 0- 0 0- 0- 0

Aug. 27


W, 5-4 (OT) 2- 0- 0

0- 0- 0

Sept. 1

at Davidson*

W, 2-1 (OT) 3- 0- 0

1- 0- 0

Sept. 3

vs. Charlotte

W, 3-1

4- 0- 0

1- 0- 0

Sept. 6 Sept. 8 Sept. 10

OLD DOMINION vs. Belmont vs. #17 UAB

L, 0-1 W, 1-0 W, 2-0

4- 1- 0 5- 1- 0 6- 1- 0

1- 0- 0 1- 0- 0 1- 0- 0

Sept. 23


W, 2-1

8- 2- 1

2- 0- 0

Sept. 13 Sept. 16 Sept. 20

#5 WAKE FOREST at High Point FURMAN*

L, 0-2 6- 2- 0 T, 1-1 (2OT) 6- 2- 1 W, 2-1 7- 2- 1

1- 0- 0 1- 0- 0 2- 0- 0

Sept. 26 Sept. 30 Oct. 3 Oct. 8 Oct. 11 Oct. 14

at #5 North Carolina at UNC Greensboro* at Appalachian State* at Georgia Southern* at Virginia Tech COL. OF CHARLESTON*

L, 0-1 (OT) L, 1-3 T, 1-1 (2OT) L, 0-1 L, 1-5 L, 2-3

8- 3- 1 8- 4- 1 8- 4- 2 8- 5- 2 8- 6- 2 8- 7- 2

2- 0- 0 2- 1- 0 2- 1- 1 2- 2- 1 2- 2- 1 2- 3- 1

Oct. 22


W, 2-0

10- 7- 2

3- 3- 1

Oct. 18

Oct. 28


at Furman^

* SoCon match ^ SoCon Tournament match

W, 3-0

L, 0-2

9- 7- 2

10- 8- 2

3- 3- 1

3- 3- 1

ATTEND GOALS SCORED 389 Brett Paschall (penalty kick) Blake Wertz (Junior Nombre) Steven Kinney (Stephen Miller) Justin Wyatt (Erfan Imeni) 417 Blake Wertz (unassisted) Kiki Willis (Douglas Boateng) Douglas Boateng (Nick Aparicio;Kiki Willis) Justin Wyatt (Will Mason) Brett Paschall (Kiki Willis) 1215 Steven Kinney (Nick Aparicio) Nick Aparicio (unassisted) 247 Eric Sass (Matt Bengston) Steven Kinney (Nick Aparicio) Kiki Willis (Nick Aparicio;Erfan Imeni) 405 -870 Justin Wyatt (Alex Barake) 670 Kiki Willis (Justin Wyatt;Douglas Boateng) Nick Aparicio (unassisted) 497 -527 Blake Wertz (unassisted) 646 Kiki Willis (Will Mason;Nick Aparicio) Nick Aparicio (Blake Wertz;Brett Paschall) 692 Justin Wyatt (Matt Bengston;Nick Aparicio) Brett Paschall (Will Mason) 938 -2545 Matt Bengston (Brett Paschall;Kiki Willis) 318 Kiki Willis (unassisted) 383 -391 Kiki Willis (Matt Bengston) 217 Kiki Willis (Nick Aparicio) Aaron Parker (Matt Bengston) 320 Aaron Parker (Nick Aparicio) Kiki Willis (Justin Wyatt) Daniel Street (Kiki Willis) 296 Matt Bengston (Nick Aparicio) Matt Bengston (Nick Aparicio) 346 --

2006 Southern Conference Final Standings UNC Greensboro Georgia Southern Furman Col. of Charleston Appalachian State Elon Davidson Wofford

|--------SoCon-------| W- L- T Pts Pct 5- 1- 1 16 .786 4- 1- 2 14 .714 4- 2- 1 13 .643 4- 3- 0 12 .571 3- 2- 2 11 .571 3- 3- 1 10 .500 1- 5- 1 4 .214 0- 7- 0 0 .000

2007 Media Guide - 21

|----Overall-----| W- L- T Pct 16- 8- 1 .660 10- 6- 3 .605 11- 7- 1 .605 10- 9- 1 .525 10- 7- 2 .579 10- 8- 2 .550 5-13- 1 .289 2-15- 1 .139

2007 Elon Soccer ## Name 17 Kiki Willis 5 Nick Aparicio 15 Justin Wyatt 10 Matt Bengston 14 Brett Paschall 6 Blake Wertz 18 Steven Kinney 24 Aaron Parker 21 Douglas Boateng 2 Will Mason 16 Eric Sass 11 Daniel Street 25 Erfan Imeni 9 Alex Barake 12 Stephen Miller 3 Junior Nombre 13 Corey Wertz 23 Jon Juchno 22 John Romano 4 Clint Collins 19 Alex Douyon 7 Brennan Farrell Total Opponents ## Name 0 Kyle Boerner 1 Taylor Saxe TEAM Total Opponents

GP-S 20-20 19-19 19-6 20-20 19-17 19-17 20-20 14-3 10-5 20-19 18-1 14-1 13-7 17-10 12-4 20-20 13-10 15-0 5-0 7-1 1-0 1-0 20 20

GP-GS 3-3 17-17 20 20

G 8 3 4 3 3 3 3 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 31

2006 Statistics

A 4 10 2 4 2 1 0 0 2 3 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 33 29

Minutes 269:07 1588:42 0:00 1857:49 1857:49

Pts Sh 20 70 16 20 10 19 10 12 8 27 7 8 6 15 4 9 4 7 3 6 2 7 2 4 2 3 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 9 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 97 222 91 208 GA 2 29 0 31 32

Shot% .114 .150 .211 .250 .111 .375 .200 .222 .143 .000 .143 .250 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .144 .149

Avg 0.67 1.64 0.00 1.50 1.55


Left - Douglas Boateng Right - Alex Barake

2007 Media Guide - 22

SOG 34 9 12 7 12 5 5 7 5 3 5 1 1 0 0 0 4 2 1 0 0 0 113 106

Saves 10 61 4 75 81

SOG% .486 .450 .632 .583 .444 .625 .333 .778 .714 .500 .714 .250 .333 .000 .000 .000 .444 .667 1.000 .000 .000 .000 .509 .510 Pct .833 .678 1.000 .708 .717

GW 1 2 2 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 8

PK-ATT 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 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 0-0 1-1 1-1

W-L-T 3-0-0 7-8-2 0-0-0 10-8-2 8-10-2

Sho 1 3 0 4 5

2007 Elon Soccer Elon Record Book

C AREER R ECORDS G OALS 1. Mike Wessels 2. Robert Latimer 3. Paul Lawson 3. Dave Myers 5. Paul Bellacqua

1985-88* 1998-2001 1983-84 1991-93 2000-03

A SSISTS 1. Mike Wessels 2. R.T. Myers 3. Sean Flanagan 4. Joe Nepay 5. Luis Pages 5. Tom Balkus

S AVES 1. Kevin McCauley 2. Scot Wahl 3. Kip Rackley 4. Taylor Saxe 5. Joe Bartlinski

S AVE P ERCENTAGE (M IN . 1. Kip Rackley 2. Kevin Gilfillan 3. Todd Hudson 4. Joe Bartlinski 5. John Brill

43 26 25 25 23

1985-88* 1988-89* 1981-84 1984-85 1980-82 1985-88*

P OINTS 1. Mike Wessels 2. Paul Lawson 3. Sean Flanagan 3. Robert Latimer 5. Dave Myers

27 20 18 17 16 16

1985-88* 1983-84 1981-84 1998-2001 1991-93


113 63 60 60 55

1978-81 1997-2000 1984-87 2003-06 1983-84

100 S AVES ) 1984-87 1982-83 1986-89* 1983-84 1988-90*

G OALS A LLOWED P ER G AME P LAYED (M IN . 1. Todd Hudson 1986-89* 2. John Brill 1988-90* 3. Kip Rackley 1984-87 4. Paul Reuter 1998-2001 5. Kevin McCauley 1978-81 5. Taylor Saxe 2003-06


1984 1988* 1993 1995 1983 1985 1986

A SSISTS 1. R.T. Myers 2. Joe Nepay 3. Bob Artioli 3. Nick Aparicio 5. Five Tied

1989 1985 1995 2006

S AVES 1. Kevin McCauley 2. Kevin McCauley 3. Kevin McCauley 4. Kevin McCauley 5. Kip Rackley

1978 1980 1981 1979 1986

P OINTS 1. Paul Lawson 2. Mike Wessels 3. Glenn Gess 4. Paul Lawson 4. Mike Wessels

719 409 377 304 255

87.9 86.4 83.8 81.5 81.3

30 GP) 0.77 0.84 0.91 1.25 1.46 1.46

S HUTOUTS 1. Kip Rackley 1984-87 2. Taylor Saxe 2003-06 3. Drew Hook 1990-93 4. Todd Hudson 1986-89* 5. Joe Bartlinski 1983-84 5. Alex Paschold 1994-96 * Stats for 1988 do not include NAIA Tournament

Robert Latimer

S INGLE S EASON R ECORDS G OALS 1. Paul Lawson 1. Mike Wessels 1. Dave Myers 1. Asi Jonsson 5. Paul Lawson 5. Glen Gess 5. Mike Wessels

19 15 10.5 10 8 8

S AVE P ERCENTAGE (M IN . 1. Kevin McCauley 1. Kip Rackley 3. Kip Rackley 4. Kevin McCauley 5. Kevin McCauley 5. Kip Rackley

13 13 13 13 12 12 12

12 11 10 10 9

1983 1988* 1985 1984 1985


75 S AVES ) 1980 1987 1985 1979 1981 1986

G OALS A LLOWED P ER G AME P LAYED (M IN . 1. Kip Rackley 1987 2. Kip Rackley 1985 3. Taylor Saxe 2005 4. Todd Hudson 1989 5. Drew Hook 1992

33 32 31 30 30

202 182 172 163 160


S HUTOUTS 1. Kip Rackley 1987 2. Kip Rackley 1985 2. Drew Hook 1992 2. Taylor Saxe 2005 5. Six Tied including Taylor Saxe in 2003

Taylor Saxe 2007 Media Guide - 23

Kevin McCauley

89.7 89.7 89.3 86.7 86.0 86.0

15 GP) 0.68 0.71 1.11 1.19 1.29 8 6 6 6 5

2007 Elon Soccer Elon Record Book/2006 Review


Victories: 16 in 1987 Winning Pct.: .825 (16-3-1) in 1987 Winning Streak: 11 (9-30 thru 11-7-87) Unbeaten Streak: 11 (9-14 thru 10-19-85 & 9-30 thru 11-7-87) Goals Scored: 57 in 1985 Goals Per Match: 3.35 in 1985 Assists: 54 in 1985 Assists Per Match: 3.18 in 1985 Points: 168 in 1985 Points Per Match: 9.88 in 1985 Shots: 399 in 1985 Shots Per Match: 23.5 in 1985 Saves: 248 in 1996 GAA: 0.75 in 1988 Fewest Goals Allowed: 12 in 1988 Shutouts: 9 in 1987 & 1988 Consecutive Shutouts: 3 (9-13 thru 9-21-88, 10-4 thru 1010-88, 9-12 thru 9-19-92 & 9-24 thru 10-8-03)


Goals Scored: 10 vs. Mars Hill (9-10-83) Goals Allowed: 14 vs. Belmont Abbey (10-7-75) Assists: 9 vs. High Point (10-13-95) Points: 23 vs. High Point (10-13-95) Saves: 31 vs. Belmont Abbey (10-5-76)


Goals: 4 by Bob Artioli vs. Lenoir-Rhyne (9-25-95) & by Duran Martin vs. The Citadel (10-12-98) Assists: 3 by Jason Knight vs. High Point (10-13-95), by Mike Crabtree @ Mars Hill (10-6-91) & by Luis Pages vs. Wingate (1981) Points: 8 by Bob Artioli vs. Lenoir-Rhyne (9-25-95) & by Duran Martin vs. The Citadel (10-12-98) Saves: 34 by Kevin McCauley @ Roanoke (9-17-78)

The 2006 Elon men’s soccer season, the second under the leadership of head coach Darren Powell, was one of firsts for the Phoenix since joining the NCAA Division I level. The squad finished with a 10-8-2 overall record, marking the first time since moving to the Division I ranks that an Elon men’s soccer team finished the year with a record better than .500. Another first came when the team entered two national top-25 polls following a 6-1-0 start that included a 2-0 victory over then-#17 UAB, just the third win over a D-I top-25 program for Elon. UAB also represented the highest-ranked D-I opponent that the Phoenix has ever defeated. On September 12, Soccer America ranked the Phoenix 22nd in the country. Later that day, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America placed Elon in a tie for 25th in its national poll. During that hot start, Elon knocked off Stetson, Jacksonville, SoCon rival Davidson, Charlotte and Belmont to go along with the victory over UAB. The lone defeat came at the hands of Old Dominion. It marked the second consecutive season that ODU’s win over Elon dropped the Phoenix to 4-1-0 on the year. Following a 2-0 loss to eventual national semifinalist Wake Forest, who was ranked #5 at the time, Powell’s Phoenix ran its record to 8-2-1 with a tie at High Point and wins over Furman and UNC Asheville. At this point, Elon went on a skid. After a heart-breaking 1-0 overtime loss at then-#5 North Carolina, the Phoenix dropped a league contest at national power UNC Greensboro before earning a tie at Appalachian State. Another SoCon defeat, this one at Georgia Southern, was followed by a loss at Virginia Tech and a close loss to league foe College of Charleston, dropping the Phoenix to 8-7-2. 2006 I NDIVIDUAL H ONORS Elon rebounded with two shutout victories, picking up a 3-0 league win over Wofford before registering a 2-0 non-conference victory over Nick Aparicio - MVP Davidson adidas Classic, College Radford to conclude the regular season. Soccer News Team of the Week (9-4), Sitting at 3-3-1 in the SoCon, Elon was seeded sixth and sent to SoCon Player of the Week (9-4), Verizon Wireless third-seeded Furman in the first round of the league tournament. In “Performer of the Month” (9-27), Second Team All-SoCon Greenville, the Phoenix saw its season come to an end as the Paladins avenged its earlier loss in Elon with a 2-0 tournament victory. Elon keeper Taylor Saxe continued to climb the school’s record lists Steven Kinney - Davidson adidas Classic All-Tournament in career saves and career shutouts. The senior finished his career ranked fourth in saves with 304 and second in shutouts with 15. Junior Nombre - Preseason All-SoCon, Sophomore forward Kiki Willis also entered Elon’s career top-10 charts Second Team All-SoCon in goals scored. Willis netted a team-best eight goals this year, boosting his career total to 18, tying him for ninth on the school’s charts with Scott Brett Paschall - Davidson adidas Classic All-Tournament Spada (1981-83). Freshman midfielder Nick Aparicio’s 10 assists ranked in a tie for the third-most assists ever in a season for an Elon player, Will Mason - Soccer America Team of the Week (9-13) sharing that spot with Bob Artioli, who assisted on 10 goals in 1995. Following the season, Powell had this to say, “It was great to secure our first winning season at the NCAA Division I level in the program’s Taylor Saxe - Preseason All-SoCon, history and also break into the national top-25 rankings. The team will Second Team All-SoCon continue to improve on its consistency in the off-season training program in our quest to win the Southern Conference title and a bid into the Kiki Willis - Preseason All-SoCon, Davidson adidas Classic NCAA College Cup. We look forward to a bright future with this group All-Tournament, First Team All-SoCon, of players who are all striving to do better in 2007.” NSCAA Second Team All-South 2007 Media Guide - 24


2007 Elon Phoenix Men’s Soccer Schedule Date




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Hi gher Seed

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Elon Men's Soccer Media Guide 2007  

Elon University Men's Soccer Media Guide 2007