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2016 Air Force Men's Soccer

2016 Air Force Seniors


Table of Contents Table of Contents/Media Information . . . . . . . . . . . . i Quick Facts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Head Coach Doug Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Assistant Coaches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Roster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-6 Senior Bios . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-12 Junior Bios . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-21 Sophomore Bios . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22-27 Freshmen Bios . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-32 2015 Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 2015 Quick Recap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 2015 Statistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 WAC Information/Preseason Predictions. . . . . . . . 36 2015 WAC Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Year-By-Year Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Individual & Team Records. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Falcons In The Pros . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 All-Time Letterwinners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41-42 The Air Force Academy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 USAFA Senior Leadership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Director of Athletics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 USAFA Athletics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

Media Information Media Guide The 2016 Air Force men’s soccer information guide is a publication of the Air Force athletic media relations office. The guide was written and designed by assistant media relations director Marcus Rodriguez. Photography by DenMar Photographics and Ted Wendt.

Post-Game Interviews Air Force head coach Doug Hill and players are available for interviews on the field following the 10-minute period in which the head coach meets with the team. A member of the media relations staff will be available to assist you in the interview process.

On The Cover Clockwise from top: 2015 starters, Cameron Duley, Tucker Bone , Doug Hill and 2015 team, John Wendt, Hunter Robinson. Center: 2015 team. Photography by Ted Wendt and DenMar Photographics.

Press Facilities The press box at the Cadet Soccer Stadium has seating for one visiting SID and one visiting media member plus a radio booth. Game notes and flip-cards are available prior to each game. Box scores and play-by-plays generated from StatCrew are available following the game. A phone line is also available for media use in the press box.

In-Season Interviews All Air Force players and coaches are available for interviews during the week with the following guidelines: All interviews must be made through Marcus Rodriguez in the media relations office. (719-3339025). Requests must be made at least one day in advance so that the player and/ or coach can be properly notified. All interviews must be done between 1:00- 2:30 p.m. or 5-6:00 p.m. MST.

Visiting Radio Upon receiving permission to broadcast the game, please contact the media relations office. The press box at the Cadet Soccer Stadium has one booth for visiting radio.

Directions From Interstate 25 take exit 156 heading west (towards mountains) and enter through the North Gate of the Academy. Head straight for approximately 1.5 miles, up and over the overlook area and make your first left turn upon descending the hill, into the athletic fields. Take your first right and the Cadet Soccer Stadium will be on your right. Parking is first-come first-serve. Follow Air Force on the Web Soccer news releases, roster, statistics and other information is updated weekly on goAirForceFalcons.com. Game box scores and recaps will be available following each game. Livestats will also be available for all home games and selected road games.


2016 Air Force men’s SocceR Quick Facts

AIR FORCE SOCCER 2016 Men’s Soccer Quick Facts Athletic Media Relations |Men’s Soccer SID: Marcus Rodriguez | E-Mail: marcus.rodriguez@usafa.edu | Phone: 719-333-9025

INFORMATION

2016 INFORMATION

Institution Name . . . . . . . . . . U.S. Air Force Academy

Letterwinners R/L . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17/6

Location. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .USAF Academy, CO 80840

Starters R/L . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6/5

Institution Colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . Blue (pantone 286)

Newcomers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Silver (pantone 877 C)

2015 Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-9-1

Nickname/Mascot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Falcon(s)

2015 WAC Record/Finish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5-1/7th

Enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4,000

2015 Postseason . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N/A

Founded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1954 Affiliation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .NCAA/Div. I

MEN’S SOCCER HISTORY

Conference . . . . . . . . . . Western Athletic Conference

First Year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1956

Home Field . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cadet Soccer Stadium

All-Time Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 505-367-84 (.572)

Capacity/Surface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,000/Grass

All-Time Conference Record . . . . . . 210-100-29 (.665)

Superintendent . . . . . . . . . Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson

NCAA Div. I Appearances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Athletic Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jim Knowlton

All-Americans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Web Site. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GoAirForceFalcons.com Acceptable Alternatives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Air Force

COMMUNICATIONS/MEDIA

Acceptable Abbreviations for Print . . . . . . . . . USAFA,

Assoc. AD/Communications. . . . . . . . . Troy Garnhart

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AFA, AF, USAF Academy

Men’s Soccer Contact. . . . . . . . . . . Marcus Rodriguez

Nearest City . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Colorado Springs, Colo.

Office Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 719-333-9025

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . (approx. 10 miles south of USAFA)

Email . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marcus.Rodriguez@usafa.edu Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 719-333-3798 Press Box. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 719-333-3157

STAFF Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Doug Hill Alma Mater/Yr . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . USAFA/1983

Mailing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Athletic Communications

Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 719-333-2174

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2169 Field House Dr.

Email . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Douglas.Hill1@usafa.edu

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .USAF Academy, CO 80840

Career Record/Yrs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64-87-19/9 School Record/Yrs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Same Assistant Coach/Yrs. . . . . . . . . . . . Chris Foster/11th Alma Mater/Yr . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . USAFA/1989 Assistant Coach/Yrs. . . . . . . . . . . . . Kevin Doyle/5th Alma Mater/Yr . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bowling Green/1996

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2016 Air Force men’s SocceR Schedule

Air Force men’s Soccer 2016 Schedule Day Sat. Fri. Fri. Sun. Fri. Sun. Fri. Sun. Fri. Sun. Fri. Sun. Sat. Fri. Sun. Fri. Sun. Thurs. Sat. Sat. Thurs. - Fri. Sun.

Date Aug. 20 Aug. 26 Sept. 2 Sept. 4 Sept. 9 Sept. 11 Sept. 16 Sept. 18 Sept. 23 Sept. 25 Sept. 30 Oct. 2 Oct. 8 Oct. 14 Oct. 16 Oct. 21 Oct. 23 Oct. 27 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 10-11 Nov 13

Opponent DENVER (EXB) Army West Point vs. Cal State Northridge^ vs. Cal Poly^ BRYANT UC RIVERSIDE at St. Mary’s at San Francisco Omaha GONZAGA at Houston Baptist* at Incarnate Word* at Grand Canyon* UTAH VALLEY* CSU BAKERSFIELD* at UNLV* UMKC* San Jose STATE* at UTRGV* SEATTLE U* TBD WAC Tournament TBD WAC Championship

Location USAFA, Colo. West Point, N.Y. Albuquerque, N.M. Albuquerque, N.M. USAFA, Colo. USAFA, Colo. Moraga, Calif. San Francisco, Calif. Omaha, Neb. USAFA, Colo. Houston, Tex. San Antonio, Tex. Phoenix, Ariz. USAFA, Colo. USAFA, Colo. Las Vegas, N.V. USAFA, Colo. USAFA, Colo. Edinburg, Tex. USAFA, Colo. Orem, Utah Orem, Utah

Time 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 5:00 pm 11:00 am 7:00 pm 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 1:00 pm 7:00 pm 1:00 pm 7:00 pm 1:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 1:00 pm 7:00 pm 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm 1:00 pm TBA TBA

HOME MATCHES are played at the Cadet Soccer Stadium - USAFA, Colo. FREE ADMISSION for all Air Force soccer home matches. * Denotes Western Athletic Conference match ^New Mexico Tournament All times are local to site and subject to change

2016 College Cup Dec. 9 & 11 BBVA Compass Stadium Houston, Tex.

2016 WAC Tournament NOV. 10-11, 13 Orem, Utah All Times TBD Thursday, Nov. 10 Game 1: No. 4 seed vs. No. 5 seed Game 2: No. 3 seed vs. No. 6 seed Friday, Nov. 11 Game 3: No. 1 seed vs. Game 1 winner Game 4: No. 2 seed vs. Game 2 winner Sunday, Nov. 13 Championship: Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner

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2016 Air Force Head Coach

Doug Hill Head Coach 10th season Alma Mater: USAFA, 1983 Overall record 64-87-19 (.432) Doug Hill enters his 10th season as head coach at Air Force in 2016. Hill, who spent 13 seasons as an assistant coach at Air Force before being promoted to head coach in June of 2007, took the Falcons to heights during the 2012 season the program had not seen in nearly 15 years. A 1983 graduate of the Academy, Hill guided his team to a spectacular run through the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships and AFA’s first trip to the NCAA Tournament since 1997. Air Force finished the season with a 10-9-4 record, including three straight wins at the MPSF Championships for the school’s first conference championship in program history. For his efforts, Hill was named the MPSF’s Coach of the Year for 2012. The Falcons, who lost to the University of Washington 1-0 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, defeated nationallyranked New Mexico three times during the season (although a 5-3 shootout advantage in the MPSF championship game is technically considered a tie) and senior midfielder Kevin Durr was named the MVP of the MPSF Championships. Hill, who enters the 2016 campaign with a 6487-19 career record, also guided the class of 2013 to the most victories by a class (36) since the class of `04 (37). Last season, Hill guided the Falcons to a 7-9-1 record and a 4-5-1 mark in Western Athletic Conference play. In his nine seasons at the helm, Hill has coached 28 Falcons to all-conference honors, including one last season. Hill, who holds a United States Soccer Federation “A” license, was a four-year varsity letterman at Air Force and played for his predecessor, Lou Sagastume. He was team captain both his junior and senior seasons. In all four years, Hill helped the

Falcons win the Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Soccer League championship. After graduation, he remained at the Academy as the assistant soccer coach and a physical education instructor for one year. Hill left the Academy in 1984 for Dyess AFB, Texas, where he was an instructor navigator in the C-130 aircraft. In addition, he assisted and filled in as the interim head soccer coach for the men’s and women’s soccer teams at Hardin-Simmons University (Texas) from 1986-1988. In 1988, he led the women’s team to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) championship game and finished second in the nation. He also played on the all-Air Force soccer team in 1985 and 1987 and coached the 1986 team. After eight years away from the Academy, Hill returned as an assistant coach in 1992 and helped guide the Falcons to consecutive trips to the NCAA Tournament in `92 and `93. In 1993, the Falcons advanced to the Final Eight after beating undefeated and No. 1-ranked Creighton, 2-1, in four overtimes on the road in the first round. The 1996 team advanced to the WAC championships after going 14-3-3 during the regular season, while the 1997 squad earned a trip to the NCAA Tourney. Hill moved on to McChord AFB, Wash., in 1997, holding positions of Director, Wing Weapons and Tactics for the 62nd Airlift Wing and Operations Officer for the 4th Airlift Squadron, a C-141 unit. He guided the all-Air Force soccer team as a playercoach in 1999 and 2000, winning the Armed Forces championship both years. He also coached the all-Armed Services team in 1999 and 2000.

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Hill File Hometown Education

Fleetwood, Pa. U.S. Air Force Academy B.S., Focus on Engineering, 1983 Univ. of Northern Colorado M.A., Sports Administration, 1994 Playing Experience U.S. Air Force Academy 1979-82 Four-year letterwinner Team Captain, 1981-82 All-RMISL, 1981-82 All-Air Force Team 1985, 1987, 1999, 2000 Coaching Experience Air Force, Head Coach 2007-present Air Force, Associate Head Coach 2006 Air Force, Assistant Coach 1983, 1992-97, 2001-2005 All-Armed Forces Team, Head Coach 1999-2000 All-Air Force Team, Player-Coach 1999-2000 Hardin-Simmons, Head Coach (M&W) 1988 Hardin-Simmons, Assistant Coach (M&W) 1986-87 USSF “A” License 1994 In 2001, Hill returned to the sidelines at his alma mater. He was an assistant coach from 2001-05 before earning a promotion to associate head coach for the 2006 campaign. During that tenure at AFA, the Falcons were ranked as high as 19th in the country during the 2001 campaign and he helped Marcus Sagastume earn MPSF Co-Player of the Year honors in `03. Hill, who has over 2,800 flying hours to his credit, holds a master’s degree in sports administration from the University of Northern Colorado and retired from the Air Force in April of 2006 with the rank of lieutenant colonel. The Fleetwood, Penn., native currently lives in Colorado Springs with his wife, Kathy, and their two sons, Luke and Greg.


2016 Air Force ASssistant Coaches

Chris Foster

Kevin Doyle

Assistant Coach

Assistant Coach

11th Season Alma Mater: USAFA, 1989

Fifth Season Alma Mater: Bowling Green, 1996

Chris Foster enters his 11th season as a member of the coaching staff and sixth as a full-time assistant coach in 2016. Foster, who recently retired from the Air Force, is a 1989 graduate of the Academy with a degree in engineering mechanics. He also earned an MBA and a master of military operational arts and science; was a distinguished graduate of both Squadron Officers School and the Air Command and Staff College; and is a graduate of Air War College. A four-year starter for Air Force, Foster is No. 2 on AFA’s career list for points (139) and goals (54) and the program’s career assist leader (31). He was a four-time all-conference selection, three-time all-region selection, earned All-America honors in 1988, and represented the West in the College Senior Bowl. At graduation, he was the first soccer player to receive the USAFA Male Athlete of the Year award. He was a member of the 1989 University Games Team, played on the U.S. National “B” Team (1988-90) and represented the United States on the Senior Division National Team. Following graduation, Foster was stationed at the Academy as an instructor and assistant soccer coach and played professionally for the Colorado Foxes in the APSL’s inaugural season. He attended undergraduate pilot training at Williams AFB, Ariz., where he was awarded the Daedalian Trophy for flying excellence, and was stationed at Holloman AFB, N.M., where he played for the New Mexico Chiles in the USISL. Foster has been stationed at Bitburg and Spangdahlem AB, Germany; Tyndall and Eglin AFB, Fla.; RAF Valley, Wales; Langley AFB, Va., and NAS Keflavik, Iceland. He is a command pilot with over 1,500 hours in the F-15C, including over 250 combat hours. Prior to his retirement, he was the 306 FTG Liaison to the Academy and an instructor pilot at the Academy airfield. Foster is the father of two children, Christopher and Kylie.

Kevin Doyle enters his fifth season with the Falcons in 2016. Doyle joined the Academy staff after spending three years as an assistant coach at Virginia Tech. Prior to coaching at Virginia Tech, Doyle was the top assistant at Creighton University from 2001-2006, overseeing the recruiting process along with training goalkeepers and the team defense. The Creighton goalkeeping corps and defense ranked in the national top-25 in goals against average in two of his final three years with the program. During his stint with the Blue Jays, the team made the NCAA tournament each year, including three quarterfinals and a place in the 2002 College Cup. Before joining the Creighton staff, Doyle spent time at Penn State as a top assistant from 1999-2000. He helped guide the Nittany Lions to a 13-6-2 mark and a second-place finish in the Big Ten Tournament in 2000. That year, Penn State also advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals. He also was an assistant coach at William & Mary (1997-1998) and Mercer (1995-1996). Doyle received his NSCAA Advanced Diploma in June 1998 and also holds a USSF “A” license. He has been a part of the USSF Youth National Team Program and has coached at the state and regional level of the Olympic Development Program. As a college player at Creighton, Doyle started three years in net for the Blue Jays before his career was cut short by a knee injury. In 1992, he was named the Missouri Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year and also garnered first-team All-MVC and All-Midwest honors. He led the 1992 Blue Jays to a 16-2-1 mark and a No. 1 national ranking as a junior. He ranks among the school leaders in 12 categories. Originally from Katy, Texas, Doyle earned his bachelor’s degree in interpersonal communications from Bowling Green State University in 1996. Doyle and his wife, Katie, have two children, Lucy and Liam.

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2016 Air Force men’s SocceR Roster

Air Force men’s Soccer 2016 Roster # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 25 26 00 99

Player Jake Schenk Klint Parker Trey Pujats Ryan Ward Oscar Chacon Luis Martinez Tucker Bone Zane Moxley Austin Guerrero Abinadi Samayoa Hunter Robinson Nick Blessing Austin Dewing Cameron Duley Tristan Conrad John Sims Isaac Strever A.J. Esparza Jacob Yarnell Jaric Marton Tucker Axhoj Duncan Storey John Wendt Nestor Hernandez Munear Abousaud Andrea Seazzu Ben Blessing Wyatt Dial Jack Cannata Cayne Cardwell Julian Flores Danny Han Hunter Hayden Pierce Kassmeier Grant Livingston David Louthan James Sims Andrew Stant

Head Coach: Assistant Coach: Assistant Coach:

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

Pos. GK M/D M M M M M D M F D D F M D F M D D M D M GK M F/M GK GK M/D M M D M D GK D D D M

Ht. 6-3 5-10 5-11 5-9 5-10 5-10 5-11 6-2 5-9 5-10 5-11 6-0 5-8 6-1 6-2 6-2 5-10 6-0 6-4 5-7 5-9 5-8 6-4 6-0 6-2 6-3 6-0 6-1 5-11 5-11 6-1 5-10 6-4 5-11 5-9 6-2 5-8 5-11

Wt. 190 150 155 160 170 155 160 170 145 165 170 175 150 170 160 175 175 160 170 145 150 150 175 175 159 165 175 190 160 175 187 155 190 180 185 185 150 170

Hometown/High School Flemington, N.J. / Hunterdon Central Charlotte, Tex. / Marvin Ridge Keller, Tex. / Keller Frisco, Tex. / Wakeland Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. / Palos Verdes Peninsula Leander, Tex. / Leander Granite Bay, Calif. / Jesuit Olathe, Kan. / Olathe Northwest San Antonio, Tex. / Antonian College Prep Kaysville, Utah / Davis Fort Collins, Colo. / Fossil Ridge Frisco, Tex. / Wakeland Colorado Springs, Colo. / Air Academy Roswell. Ga. / Roswell Schaumburg, Ill. / Conant Colorado Springs, Colo. / Air Academy Vancouver, Wash. / Mountain View Chandler, Ariz. / Perry Austin, Tex. / Liberal Arts & Science Academy Huntington Beach, Calif. / Marina Waxhaw, N.C. / Marvin Ridge Flora, Miss. / Vista Grande Sylvania, Ohio / Northview Colorado Springs, Colo. / Sand Creek Marietta, Ga. / Lassiter Albuquerque, N.M. / Early College Academy Frisco, Tex. / Wakeland Phoenix, Ariz. / Brophy College Prep Middlebury, Conn. / the Taft School Camas, Wash. / Camas Corpus Christi, Tex. / St. Stephen’s Episcopal School Seattle, Wash. / Shorewood Spring, Tex. / Klein Oak Centennial, Colo. / Cherry Creek Phoenix, Ariz. / Homeschool Colorado Springs, Colo. / Air Academy Colorado Springs, Colo. / Air Academy Dover, Del. / Caesar Rodney

Doug Hill - 10th season (USAFA, 1983) Chris Foster - 11th season (USAFA, 1989) Kevin Doyle - 5th season (Bowling Green, 1996)

Pronunciations Munear Abousaud - Muh-near Aw-BOO-sawd Tucker Axhoj - Axe-OY Jack Cannata - Kuh-NOD-uh Oscar Chacon - Sha-CONE Cameron Duley - Doo-LEE A.J. Esparza - Es-par-zuh Danny Han - Hahn Hunter Hayden - Hey-DEN Pierce Kassmeier - Kass-MY-yr

Jaric Marton - Mar-tin Zane Moxley - mawx-LEE Trey Pujats - POO-yachts Nery Samayoa - Nair-ee Sama-YO-uh Andrea Seazzu - Awn-DRAY-uh Say-AHT-zoo Andrew Stant - St-ant Issac Strever - STREE-ver Jacob Yarnell - Yarn-el

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2016 Air Force men’s Soccer Roster

Alphabetical roster 26. . . . .Munear Abousaud 21. . . . .Tucker Axhoj 99. . . . .Ben Blessing 12. . . . .Nick Blessing 7 . . . . . .Tucker Bone . . . . . . .Jack Cannata . . . . . . .Cayne Cardwell 5 . . . . . .Oscar Chacon 15. . . . .Tristan Conrad 13. . . . .Austin Dewing . . . . . . .Wyatt Dial 14. . . . .Cameron Duley 18. . . . .A.J. Esparza

. . . . . . .Julian Flores 9 . . . . . .Austin Guerrero . . . . . . .Danny Han . . . . . . .Hunter Hayden 25. . . . .Nestor Hernandez . . . . . . .Pierce Kassmeier . . . . . . .Grant Livingston . . . . . . .David Louthan 6 . . . . . .Luis Martinez 20. . . . .Jaric Marton 8 . . . . . .Zane Moxley 2 . . . . . .Klint Parker 3 . . . . . .Trey Pujats

11. . . . .Hunter Robinson 10. . . . .Abinadi Samayoa 1 . . . . . .Jake Schenk 00. . . . .Andrea Seazzu 19. . . . .James Sims 16. . . . .John Sims . . . . . . .Andrew Stant 22. . . . .Duncan Storey 17. . . . .Issac Strever 4 . . . . . .Ryan Ward 23. . . . .John Wendt . . . . . . .Jacob Yarnell

Falcons by State (17 States) Arizona (3) Dial (Phoenix) Esparza (Chandler) Livingston(Phoenix) California (2) Bone (Granite Bay) Chacon (Rancho Palos Verdes) Marton (Huntington Beach)

Georgia (2) Abousaud (Marietta) Duley (Roswell) Illinois (1) Conrad (Schaumburg) Kansas (1) Moxley (Olathe)

Colorado (6) Dewing (Colorado Springs) Hernandez (Colorado Springs) Kassmeier (Centennial) Louthan (Colorado Springs) Robinson (Fort Collins) Ja. Sims (Colorado Springs) Jo. Sims (Colorado Springs)

Mississippi (1) Storey (Flora)

Connecticut (1) Cannata (Middlebury)

North Carolina (1) Axhoj (Waxhaw)

Deleware (1) Stant (Dover)

Ohio (1) Wendt(Sylvania)

New Jersey (1) Schenk (Flemington) New Mexico (1) Seazzu (Albuquerque)

Texas (10) B. Blessing (Frisco) N. Blessing (Frisco) Flores (Corpus Christi) Guerrero (San Antonio) Hayden (Spring) Martinez (Leander) Parker (Charlotte) Pujats (Keller) Ward (Frisco) Yarnell (Austin) Utah (1) Samayoa (Kaysville) Washington (3) Cardwell (Camas) Han (Seattle) Strever (Vancouver)

Falcons by class C1C SENIORS (6): Axhoj, Duley, Esparza, Robinson, Schenk, Ward C2C JUNIORS (9): Chacon, Conrad, Hernandez, Marton, Pujats, Samayoa, Jo. Sims, Strever, Wendt C3C SOPHOMORES (11): Bone, Cannata, Dewing, Guerrero, Han, Kassmeier, Louthan, Martinez, Moxley, Parker, Ja. Sims, Yarnell C4C FRESHMEN (11): Abousaud, B. Blessing, N. Blessing, Cardwell, Dial, Flores, Hayden, Livingston, Seazzu, Stant, Storey

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2016 Air Force Seniors

#21 Tucker axhoj 5-9 / 155 / SR / F Hometown: Waxhaw, N.C. High School: Marvin Ridge Major: Civil Engineering Cadet Squadron: 11 2015 (Junior): Played in 16 of 17 games on the season … led the team in points with nine ... logged four goals and one assist on the season ... logged one game-winning goal on the season against conference foe UTRGV … took 28 shots with 12 on goal … WAC AllAcademic team ... first team CoSIDA Academic All-District VII ... completed operation Air Force at Nellis AFB in the first period of summer … accompanied active duty pilot in an F-16 flight ... completed Field Engineering Readiness Lab … athletic officer for Basic Cadet Training … will serve as a squadron academic officer as a senior … dean’s and athletics list.

Three-year letterwinner in soccer ... also lettered one year in football ... led team to three conference championships and a state title as a freshman ... No. 5 in the nation for assists as a junior ... all-state, all-region and all-conference selection as a junior ... high school coach was Ray Fumo.

Personal: Member of cadet squadron 30 ... parents are Kris and Rhonda Axhoj ... has one brother and one sister ... ranked No. 12 academically in his high school graduating class of 351 students ... also recruited by Cornell, Duke and Davidson ... greatest moment in sports was winning the U.S. Club national championship ... credits his parents with the biggest influence on his sports career ... 2014 (Sophomore): Appeared in 18 matches, starting six ... tied for third on the team member of English National Honor Society and the Beta Club ... with two assists ... attempted 11 shots, five on goal ... recorded started playing soccer at age five ... favorite professional soccer assists vs. Navy and New Hampshire ... first-team academic all- team is Barcelona ... favorite player is Lionel Messi. district VII ... academic all-WAC ... dean's list ... athletics list. Axhoj’s Career Stats: YR GP-GS G A PTS SH SOG GW 2013 (Freshman): 6-0 0 1 1 1 1 0 Appeared in six games ... assisted on game-winning goal in 3-2 2013 (Fr.) 18-6 0 2 2 11 5 0 victory over Houston Baptist for his only point of the season ... 2014 (So.) attempted his only shot on goal in the final game of the season 2015 (Jr.) 16-16 4 1 9 28 12 1 against Seattle in the WAC semifinals ... completed the Expedi- Career 40-22 4 4 12 40 18 1 tionary Survival and Evasion Training (ESET) ... also completed the jump program ... superintendent's list. Before Air Force: ODP: Member of state team from 2006-09 ... attended Region III Camp in 2006-07 and ‘09 ... was invited but did not participate in 2008. U.S. Soccer Academy: Member of the Charlotte Soccer Academy for four years ... U-16 team was ranked #1 seed in country before playoffs under current Stanford head coach Jeremy Gunn in 2011 ... U-16 Atlantic Division Champs & playoff qualifiers in 2012 ... U-18 playoff qualifiers under coach Richard Butler in 2012 ... Top Drawer Soccer 4-Star Player and ranked #17 in the South Atlantic Region Class of 2013. Club: Played club soccer since the age of seven ... North Carolina state soccer champs under coaches Kyle Johnson and Michele Stutts in 2005 ... US Club Soccer national champs under coach Raymond Fraser in 2007 and regional champs in 2008 ... USYS NC State Cup semifinalists under coach Phillip Poole in 2007 and ‘08 ... Region III Premier League in 2009 and ‘10. High School:

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#14 Cameron duley Team Captain 6-1 / 190 / SR / D Hometown: Roswell, Ga. High School: Roswell Major: Management Cadet Squadron: 31 2015 (Junior): Played in 16 of 17 games on the season … tallied three points from a goal against Cornell and an assist against Houston Baptist … took 13 shots on the season with six on goal ... attended Cadet Summer Language Immersion Program in Mexico during first period of summer … completed the powered flight program over the second period of summer … Basic Cadet Training courses director of operations during the third period of summer … will serve as the assistant director of operations as a senior … commandant’s list … athletics list.

NSCAA Senior Excellence Award ... high school soccer coach was Billy Viger.

Personal: Member of cadet squadron 31 ... parents are Bob and Paula Duley ... has one sister and one brother ... major is management with a minor in Spanish ... earned the NSCAA Senior Excellence Award ... would like attend pilot training following his time at the Academy ... hobby is fishing ... also recruited by Virginia Tech ... greatest moment in sports was winning the national championship with his club team ... credits his brother with the biggest influence on 2014 (Sophomore): his sports career ... started playing soccer at age three ... favorite Appeared in all 18 matches, starting 17 ... seventh on team with professional soccer team is Manchester United ... favorite player is three points ... notched an assist in 2-1 win over #24 CSUN and Toni Kroos. scored game-winning goal in 1-0 match vs. Oakland ... attempted 25 shots, 11 on goal ... member of athletic list ... completed Duley’s Career Stats: Operations Air Force at Offutt AFB, Neb. and was an Expedition- YR GP-GS G A PTS SH SOG GW ary Survival and Evasion Training (ESET) cadre (cadet instructor) 2013 (Fr.) 20-8 1 2 4 11 3 0 2014 (So.) 18-17 1 1 3 25 11 1 2013 (Freshman): 2015 (Jr.) 16-16 1 1 3 13 6 0 Appeared in all 20 games, started eight ... tied for fifth on the Career 54-41 3 4 10 49 20 1 team with four points ... scored his only goal of the season and first of his career in a 3-2 victory over Grand Canyon at Cadet Soccer Stadium ... also recorded two assists, including one on the game-winner in the game vs. Grand Canyon ... also assisted on AFA’s only goal in a 1-1 draw at Houston Baptist ... finished fifth among freshmen with 929 minutes played ... attempted 11 shots with three on goal. Before Air Force: U.S. Soccer Academy: Member of the Concorde Fire for one season ... helped team to the playoffs under coach Gregg Blasingame. Redbull National League: Played club soccer for three years with the Concorde Fire ... helped team to two U.S. National League titles ... played for coaches Steve Mucillo and Ibrahim Abousaud. Club: Helped the Concorde Fire to one national championship and two state championships ... also captured two league and one regional titles ... played for coaches Steve Mucillo and Ibrahim Abousaud. High School: Four-year letterwinner in soccer ... also lettered one year in cross country ... all-state as a senior ... MVP of Georgia High School All-Star match ... first-team all-region selection for soccer ... team MVP as a sophomore and senior ... won the

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2016 Air Force SENIORS

#18 A.J. Esparza Team Captain

5-11 / 165 / SR / D Hometown: Chandler, Ariz. High School: Perry Major: Biochemistry Cadet Squadron: 37 2015 (Junior): Played in all 17 games of the season … logged two points from a game-winning overtime thriller against rival Army West Point … took eight total shots with five on goal … 2015 academic allWAC ... Air Force Athletics co-Athlete of the Week (Sept. 15).

favorite food is entomotadas ... favorite book is The Crossing ... reality TV show he would choose to be on is The Price is Right ... person in history he would most like to meet is Leonardo da Vinci ... greatest moment in sports was winning his first playoff game in high school ... credits his mother with the biggest influence on his sports career ... started playing soccer at age five ... favorite 2014 (Sophomore): favorite professional soccer team is Manchester United ... favorite Appeared and started all 18 matches on the back line ... record- player is Christiano Ronaldo. ed a goal in 2-0 win over UMKC ... academic all-WAC ... Air Force Athletics Athlete of the Week (Sept. 15) ... completed Operation Esparza’s Career Stats: Air Force at Lackland AFB ... member of dean’s list and comman- YR GP-GS G A PTS SH SOG GW dant’s list 2013 (Fr.) 13-12 0 0 0 1 0 0 2014 (So.) 18-18 1 0 2 2 2 1 2013 (Freshman): 2015 (Jr.) 17-17 1 0 2 8 5 1 Appeared in 13 games, started 12 on the back line ... finished Career 48-47 2 0 4 11 7 2 third among freshmen on the team with 1167 minutes played ... attempted one shot. Before Air Force: ODP: Played for Arizona State team from 2008-10 ... also member of region team those same years ... team captain ... coach was Nathan Fairchild. U.S. Soccer Academy: Member of Real Salt Lake Academy team from 2011-13 ... helped team to second-place finish in Southwest Division both seasons. Club: Led Real Salt Lake Elite team to North Huntington Beach Tournament title in 2012 ... helped Sereno South team finish third in the state in 2011 and San Tan Legacy team to a thirdplace state finish in 2010 ... team captain on San Tan team. High School: Two-year letterwinner in soccer ... helped team to state semifinals in 2011 and quarterfinals in 2010 ... second-team all-region selection in 2011, only sophomore on the all-region team ... named team’s most improved player as a sophomore ... high school soccer coach was Jim Vanney ... member of National Honor Society and was an AP Scholar. Personal: Member of cadet squadron 37 ... parents are Anthony and Delia Esparza ... given name is Anthony ... has one sister and one brother ... his sister, Yolanda, played softball at St. Mary’s College (Calif.) ... interested going to medical school following his time at the Academy ... hobbies include playing video games, swimming and basketball ... also recruited by Occidental College ...

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2016 Air Force SENIORS

#11 Hunter Robinson 5-11 / 175 / SR / D Hometown: Fort Collins, Colo. High School: Fossil Ridge Major: Legal Studies Cadet Squadron: 11 2015 (Junior): Played in five of 17 games on the season ... did not attempt a shot ... Expeditionary Survival and Evasion Training (ESET) logistics cadre over the first period of summer … ESET urban terrain military operations cadre … will serve as cadet squadron 11’s director of operations as a senior … dean’s lists … athletic director’s list.

Robinson’s Career Stats: YR GP-GS G 2013 (Fr.) 2014 (So.) 4-0 0 2015 (Jr.) 9-0 0 Career 13-0 0

2014 (Sophomore): Appeared in four matches ... did not attempt a shot ... completed Operation Air Force at Tinker AFB, Okla. ... on the dean’s list and athletics list 2013 (Freshman): Did not play a varsity match. Before Air Force: ODP: Played for Mike Freitag and the Colorado State Team in 2010-11 ... named tournament captain. Club: Played for Arsenal Colorado and the Fort Collins Soccer Club for eight years ... helped team to titles at the Albuquerque Cup, Real Cup, Rocky Mountain Club Tournament ... named Arsenal Colorado player of the year in the spring of 2013 ... helped team to State Cup quarterfinals ... coached by Dave Schaffer. High School: Three-year letterwinner in soccer ... Front Range Conference player of the year as a senior ... two-time first-team all-state and all-conference selection ... top scoring junior in the conference in 2011 ... two-time academic all-state ... team most valuable forward as a sophomore ... high school soccer coach was Shannon Clark ... class president and member of National Honor Society. Personal: Member of cadet squadron 11 ... parents are David and Gina Robinson ... has two sisters and one brother ... father played ice hockey at Miami of Ohio ... hobbies include producing music, playing the piano and reading ... also recruited by the University of Tampa ... favorite food is watermelon ... favorite book is The Firm ... favorite movie is The Intouchables ... reality TV show he would choose to be on is Survivor ... person in history he would most like to meet is Jesus Christ ... credits his father with the biggest influence on his sports career ... started playing soccer at age six ... favorite professional soccer team is the Tottenham Hotspurs ... favorite player is Marcelo.

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#1 Jake Schenk 6-3 / 190 / SR / GK Hometown: Flemington, N.J. High School: Hunterdon Central Major: Management Cadet Squadron: 12 2015 (Junior): Did not compete this season.

he would choose to be on is Jersey Shore ... person in history he would most like to meet is Alexander the Great ... greatest moment in sports was winning the Futson national championship ... 2014 (Sophomore): credits his father with the biggest influence on his sports career Appeared in 17 matches, making 16 starts ... posted 0.93 goals- ... started playing soccer at age four ... favorite professional soccer against average in 1549 minutes ... 0.93 GAA is the second-low- team is Manchester United ... favorite player is Tim Howard. est single-season total in Academy history ... ranked in the WAC top 5 in GAA (2nd), saves (3rd with 82) and shutouts (4th - 6) and Schenk’s Career Stats: led the conference in save percentage (.837) ... posted 7-5-4 re- YR GP-GS Min GA GAA SV W-L-T SH cord ... allowed one-or-fewer goals in 12 contests ... earned team 2014 (Fr.) 16-16 1477.26 25 1.52 93 3-8-4 1 MVP honors at season-ending banquet ... WAC Defensive Player 2014 (So.) 17-16 1549.02 16 0.93 82 7-5-4 6 of the Week twice ... College Madness WAC Player of the Week 2015 (Jr.) DNP DNP ... Copa De Causeway All-Tournament ... completed the Expedi- Career 33-32 3026.28 41 1.22 175 10-13-8 7 tionary Survival and Evasion Training (ESET). 2013 (Freshman): Appeared in and started 16 games ... posted a 1.52 GAA in 1477 minutes ... allowed 25 goals and made 93 saves for a .788 saves percentage ... posted shutout nine saves in a 0-0 draw against UNLV ... recorded career-high 12 saves in 2-1 victory over Houston Baptist in WAC quarterfinal match ... most saves in a match since Matt Underwood had 13 vs. Bakersfield on Oct. 28, 2012 ... had a 1.19 GAA in his eight league games with a 2-1-4 record. Before Air Force: ODP: Goalkeeper for the New Jersey state and regional teams from 2007-09 ... member of national team pool in 2010 and `11. US Soccer Academy: Played for Players Development Academy from 2004-11 ... then played for Match Fit Academy in 2012-13 ... also a member of the Philadelphia Union Academy team from 2010-12 ... Futsal (5 v. 5): Led team to national championship in 2010 and New Jersey state championship from 2009-13. High School: Four-year letterwinner in soccer ... helped team to state championship game as a sophomore ... third-team all-state and firstteam all-conference selection ... played in the New Jersey Senior All-Star game ... high school soccer coach was Anson Smith ... honor roll student Personal: Member of cadet squadron 12 ... Parents are Ray and Linda Schenk ... has one sister ... hobbies include hiking, fishing and snowboarding ... also recruited by James Madison, George Mason and Loyola College ... favorite food is pizza ... favorite book is Harry Potter ... favorite movie is Gladiator ... reality TV show

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2016 Air Force SENIORS

#4 Ryan Ward 5-9 / 160 / SR / M Hometown: Frisco, Tex. High School: Wakeland Major: Management Cadet Squadron: 30

2015 (Junior): Played in 15 games on the season … logged one point from an assist against Evansville… took 13 total shots with five on goal … Expeditionary Survival and Escape Training (ESET) cadre for the first period of summer … completed the Navy SEAL Officer Assessment and Selection course during the second period of summer … USAFA Prep Basic Military Training cadre during the third period of summer … will assume the role of flight commander in charge of a third of the squadron as senior … athletics list.

... favorite movie is The Dark Knight ... person in history he would most like to meet is George Patton ... greatest moment in sports was playing in front of 5,000 people in a playoff game ... credits his father with the biggest influence on his sports career ... started playing soccer at age four ... favorite professional soccer team is Chelsea ... favorite player is Frank Lampard.

Ward’s Career Stats: YR GP-GS 2013 (Fr.) 19-11 2014 (Sophomore): 2014 (So.) 18-14 Appeared in 18 matches, starting 14 ... scored goal in 1-1 tie at 2015 (Jr.) 15-8 UC Davis ... attempted 19 shots, seven on goal ... completed the Career 52-33 ESET course ... participated in the jump program ... member of athletics list. 2013 (Freshman): Appeared in 19 games, started 11 ... led team with four goals and tied for lead with eight points ... scored first two collegiate goals 3:07 apart in a 2-2 draw against UMKC ... also scored in 1-1 draw with Houston Baptist during regular season and 2-1 victory over HBU in WAC quarterfinal match ... fifth on team with 19 shots attempted and fourth with 11 on goal ... led team in shot on goal percentage at .532 (19/11) ... fourth among freshmen with 1126 minutes played. Before Air Force: USAFA Prep School: Played for Marcus Corbett at the USAFA Prep School. US Soccer Academy: Played for FC Dallas in 2009-10 and the Dallas Texans Academy from 1010-12 ... helped team to regional championship and the national title game in 2011 ... Club: Played for FC Dallas and Dallas Texans teams. High School: Three-year letterwinner in soccer ... helped team to class 4A state championship game in 2010 ... two-time first-team alldistrict selection ... second-team all-state and team captain as a senior ... high school soccer coach was Rusty Ogelsby. Personal: Member of cadet squadron 30 ... parents are Fred and Stephanie Ward ... has two sisters ... his father is a 1985 graduate of the Academy ... hobbies include writing and playing soccer ... favorite food is Hawaiian pizza ... favorite book is The Bourne Identity

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2016 Air Force Juniors

#5 Oscar chacon 5-10 / 180 / JR / M Hometown: Ranchos Palos Verdes, Calif. High School: Palos Verdes Peninsula Major: Management Cadet Squadron: 39 2015 (Sophomore): Played in five games on the season … took two shots ... completed Operation Air Force at MacDill AFB in Tampa, Fla., during the first period of summer ... Primary M16 firearms instructor at Expeditionary Survival and Escape Training and combat arms training and maintenance over the third period of summer.

Chacon’s Career Stats: YR GP-GS 2014 (Fr.) 1-0 2015 (So.) 5-0 Career 6-0

2014 (Freshman): Did not appear in any games. Before Air Force: ODP: Played on regional team for two years … member of ’95 regional team and captain of ’96 regional team … selected for the ODP NCAA Inter-Regional All-Star team in 2013. Club: Played club soccer since the age of eight … most recently played for the Palos Verdes Exiles, coached by former AFA goalkeeper and assistant coach Matt Mennell. High School: Four-year letterwinner in soccer … also lettered in track and field … named first-team all-league as a senior in soccer … second-team all-league pick as a junior … league champion in the 800m as a sophomore ... member of National and Spanish Honor Society … AP scholar with distinction for two years … high school soccer coach was Steven Meriwether. Personal: Member of cadet squadron 39 ... parents are Mark and Linda Bougeois ... has one brother ... majoring in business management ... hobbies include running and spending time with his family ... favorite food is steak tacos ... favorite book is The Great Gatsby … favorite movie is The Great Debaters ... person in history he would most like to meet is Abraham Lincoln … credits his mother with the biggest influence on his sports career ... started playing soccer at age six … favorite professional soccer team is Chelsea … favorite player is Raphael Varane.

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#15 Tristan Conrad 6-2 / 160 / JR / D Hometown: Schaumburg, Ill. High School: Conant Major: Management Cadet Squadron: 1 2015 (Sophomore): Played in eight games on the season … took one shot ... attended Operation Air Force at Luke AFB, Ariz., over the first period of summer … Expeditionary Survival and Evasion Training patrol cadre over the third period of summer … will serve as an element leader as a junior.

Conrad’s Career Stats: YR GP-GS 2014 (Fr.) 1-0 2015 (So.) 8-1 Career 9-1

2014 (Freshman): Appeared in one match, playing in reserve against San Jose State. Before Air Force: ODP: Played on the Illinois State and Region II team for two years ... member of 2009 national pool. U.S. Soccer Academy: Member of Sockers FC Academy team from 2011-14 ... team advanced to 2013 Academy playoffs in Dallas, Texas. Club: Played for the Sockers club team from 2007-14 ... helped team to NPL national championship in 2012. High School: Two-year letterwinner in soccer ... honorable mention all-conference pick as a freshman ... high school soccer coach was Jason Franco. Personal: Member of cadet squadron one ... parents are Steve and Susan Conrad ... has two brothers ... interested in attending pilot training following his time at the Academy ... hobbies include playing the drums and frisbee golf ... favorite food is sushi ... favorite book is The Mysterious Benedict Society ... favorite movie is Good Will Hunting ... person in history he would most like to meet is musician Tom DeLonge ... credits his best friend Chris Mueller with the biggest influence on his sports career ... started playing soccer at age five ... favorite professional soccer team is Real Madrid ... favorite player is Christiano Ronaldo.

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2016 Air Force Juniors

#25 Nestor Hernandez 6-0 / 185 / JR / M Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colo. High School: Sand Creek Major: Civil Engineering Cadet Squadron: 19 2015 (Sophomore): Played in one game on the season against Houston Baptist... Did not attempt a shot ... participated in a culture and language immersion trip to Colombia during the first period of summer ... athletic cadre for Basic Cadet Training in charge of physical fitness testing, intramurals and physical training sessions ... will be an acting element leader as a junior, in charge of nine underclassmen, monitoring their performance during the semester.

Hernandez’s Career Stats: YR GP-GS G 2014 (Fr.) 2015 (So.) 1-0 0 Career 1-0 0

2014 (Freshman): Did not appear in any games ... completed the Expeditionary Survival and Evasion Training (ESET) over the summer ... also completed jump training ... on the dean’s list. Before Air Force: USAFA Prep School: Played for former Falcon Zane Dydasco at the USAFA Prep School last season. U.S. Soccer Academy: Member of Colorado Rush team in 201112 ... team was ranked fifth in the nation for U-15/16. Club: Played for Rush Pikes Peak ... helped team to 2013 Colorado State Cup championship ... named MVP of the championship game. High School: Four-year letterwinner in soccer ... also lettered three years in football and two in basketball ... three-time first-team all-conference selection for soccer ... won sixth man award for basketball ... member of National Honor Society and student government ... high school soccer coach was Jeremy Tafoya. Personal: Member of cadet squadron 19 ... parents are Eduardo and Maria Hernandez ... has two brothers and one sister ... interested in becoming a pilot upon graduation ... hobbies include listening to music, water tubing and hiking ... favorite food is Italian ... favorite book is Holes ... favorite movie is Transformers 2 ... if he could be on any reality TV show, it would be Full House ... favorite sport other than soccer is basketball ... started playing soccer at age three ... favorite professional soccer team is Barcelona ... favorite player is Iniesta.

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2016 Air Force Juniors

#20 Jaric Marton 5-7 / 145 / JR / M Hometown: Huntington Beach, Calif. High School: Marina Major: Economics Cadet Squadron: 28 2015( Sophomore): Played in three games this season … took one shot on the season for a goal and two points against Grand Canyon ... Attended Operation Air Force at McGuire AFB, N.J., over the second period of summer … Basic Cadet Training element leader … will serve as the Morale Welfare Recreation NCO as a junior … athletics list.

YR 2014 (Fr.) 2015 (So.) Career

2014 (Freshman): Appeared in four matches, making one start ... attempted two shots, both on goal. Before Air Force: USAFA Prep School: Played for former Falcon Zane Dydasco at the USAFA Prep School last season. U.S. Soccer Academy: Member of Pateadores team for three seasons ... team was ranked fifth in the nation in 2012. Club: Played for Pateadores team ... helped team to the Coast League Cup final ... played in the Dallas Cup ... also played for Slammers SE and NHB club teams ... served as captain of both teams. High School: Two-year letterwinner in soccer ... two-time first-team all-league selection ... selected to play on a Southern California High School All-Star team ... high school coach was Jeff Schofield. Personal: Member of cadet squadron 28 ... parents are Eric and Tracy Marton ... has one brother ... interested in attending pilot training following his time at the Academy ... hobbies include snowboarding and surfing ... favorite food is filet mignon ... favorite book is Divergent ... favorite movie is Shaolin Soccer ... reality TV show he would choose to be on is The Real Husbands of Hollywood ... person in history he would most like to meet is Lionel Messi ... credits his father and youth coach, Ignacio Cid, with the biggest influence on his sports career ... started playing soccer at age three ... favorite soccer player is Lionel Messi.

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2016 Air Force Juniors

#3 Trey Pujats 5-11 / 157 / JR / M Hometown: Keller, Tex. High School: Keller Major: Operations Research, Economics Cadet Squadron: 29 2015 (Sophomore): Played in all 17 games this season … tallied three points from a goal against UNLV and one assist against Colgate … took 19 shots with five on goal … 2015 academic all-WAC ... completed Operation Air Force at Schriever AFB, Colo., in the first period of summer ... served as the Basic Cadet Training group athletics NCO ... slated to serve as an honor NCO – teaching the incoming freshman and others how to live honorably at school.

Pujats’ Career Stats: YR GP-GS 2014 (Fr.) 18-16 2015 (So.) 17-17 Career 35-33

2014 (Freshman): Appeared in 18 matches, making 16 starts ... had one assist in 2-0 win over New Hampshire ... attempted 25 shots, four on goal ... academic all-WAC ... earned Rookie of the Year honors at season-ending banquet ... completed the Expeditionary Survival and Evasion Training (ESET) ... participated in the jump program ... squadron element leader ... dean’s and athletics list. Before Air Force: ODP: Member of the North Texas State team. U.S. Soccer Academy: Played for the Andromeda USSF team from 2011-14 ... named MVP of U-18 team by coaches and teammates ... started all but four games in the three seasons. Club: Played for Texans Soccer Club (2009-10) and Solar Soccer Club (2006-09) ... helped team to Dallas Cup semifinals in 2010. High School: Lettered one year in soccer ... played as a freshman before switching to USSDA ... high school coach was Jason Bates. Personal: Member of cadet squadron 29 ... parents are Jim and Becki Pujats ... has one brother, Kyle, who plays soccer at St. Edward’s University ... major is operations research and economics... hobby is golf ... favorite food is steak ... favorite book is Game of Thrones ... if he could be on any reality TV show, it would be Jersey Shore ... favorite movie is Ted2 ... credits Ron Jackson with the biggest influence on his sports career ... greatest personal moment in soccer is winning the U-6 Keller Cup ... started playing soccer at age three ... favorite professional soccer team is Bayern Munchen ... favorite player is Phillip Lahm.

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2016 Air Force Juniors

#10 Abinadi Samayoa 5-10 / 165 / JR / F Hometown: Kaysville, Utah High School: Davis Major: Management Cadet Squadron: 16 2015 (Sophomore): Played in 16 of 17 games this season … logged two points from two assists against Evansville and San Jose State… took 10 shots with six on goal ... Expeditionary Survival and Evasion Training over the first period of summer … completed Operation Air Force at Scott AFB, Ill., over the third period of summer … will serve as the squadron safety NCO as a junior.

Samayoa’s Career Stats: YR GP-GS G 2012 (Fr.) 23-5 2 2015 (So.) 16-17 0 Career 39-22 2

Notable: Returns to USAFA for 2015 season after spending two years on Mormon mission to Chile. 2012 (Freshman): Appeared in 23 matches, leading all freshmen with five starts ... scored two goals ... scored goals against Drexel and Penn ... attempted 11 shots, three on goal. Before Air Force: USAFA Prep School: Played for Marcus Corbett at the Prep School. ODP: Played for the Utah State Olympic Development Program from 2006-09 ... also played on the Region IV travel team from 2009-11. Club: Played for the La Roca Futbol Club. High School: Four-year letterwinner in soccer ... team captain as a senior ... helped team to the 5A Region Championship in 2010 ... high school soccer coach was Souli Phonghongsavath. Personal: Member of cadet squadron 16 ... parents are Nery and Hilda Samayoa ... has four sisters ... would like to attend pilot training following his time at the Academy ... hobbies include golfing and hanging out with friends ... favorite foods are Chinese or Italian ... favorite book is the Harry Potter series ... reality TV show he would choose to be on is The Bachelor ... favorite movie is Space Jam ... person in history he would most like to meet is Derek Redmond ... favorite professional soccer team is Barcelona ... favorite player is Didier Drogba.

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2016 Air Force Juniors

#16 John Sims 6-3 / 188 / JR / F Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colo. High School: Air Academy Major: Management Cadet Squadron: 20

2015 (Sophomore): Played in 13 of 17 games … logged four points from two goals against CSU Bakersfield and Grand Canyon… tied for second on the team in goals … took 13 shots with six on goal … academic all-WAC ... attended Operation Air Force at Ellsworth AFB, S.D., over the second period of summer … Expeditionary Survival and Evasion Training logistics cadre over the third period of summer … will serve as the academic NCO as a junior … dean’s list and athletics list every semester.

Sims’ Career Stats: YR GP-GS 2014 (Fr.) 2-0 2015 (So.) 13-4 Career 15-4

2014 (Freshman): Appeared in two matches ... did not attempt a shot. Before Air Force: Club: Played for Pride Soccer Club ... helped team to 2013 and 2014 State Cup titles and regional tournaments ... team won 2012 Mountain Division title and advanced to State Cup semifinals. High School: Four-year letterwinner in soccer ... also lettered three years in basketball ... named 4A State Player of the Year as a senior ... MVP of Pikes Peak Athletic Conference ... named Colorado Springsarea Player of the Year by The Gazette ... helped team to state championship as a freshman and state runner-up as a senior ... NSCAA all-region selection ... two-time team MVP and first-team all-conference selection ... team MVP on basketball team as a junior ... helped BB team to Sweet 16 at state playoffs ... member of National Honor Society and a Merit Scholar ... high school soccer coach was Espen Hosien. Personal: Member of cadet squadron 20 ... parents are Tim and Cheri Sims ... has two brothers and two sisters ... brother, James, and cousins, Austin Dewing and David Louthan, are teammates on the men’s soccer team ... his grandfather and two uncles attended the Air Force Academy ... one of his uncles, Marty Louthan, was a quarterback at AFA ... favorite food is blonde brownies ... favorite movie is Sahara ... credits his parents with the biggest influence on his sports career ... started playing soccer at age six ... favorite professional soccer team is Liverpool ... favorite player is Mario Gomez.

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2016 Air Force Juniors

#17 IsAac Strever 5-10 / 175 / JR / D Hometown: Vancouver, Wash. High School: Mountain View Major: Management Cadet Squadron: 40 2015 (Sophomore): Did not appear in any matches ... completed Operation Air Force at Nellis AFB, Nev., and became interested in flying ... served as an element leader for Basic Cadet Training ... slated to be the Group Four Honor NCO junior year ... earned athletic honors.

Strever’s Career Stats: YR 2014 (Fr.) 2015 (So.)

2014 (Freshman): Did not appear in any matches. Before Air Force: ODP: Played for the Oregon State Team for three seasons ... named tournament captain. U.S. Soccer Academy: Played for the Portland Timbers for U-16 and U-18. Club: Played for the Portland Timbers for three seasons … helped team Oregon State Cup title all three seasons and U-15 national championship in 2011. High School: Three-year letterwinner in soccer … league Player of the Year and all-state second-team as a senior … helped team to state semifinals as a sophomore … three-time scholar-athlete … high school soccer coach was Jeff Brooks. Personal: Member of cadet squadron 40 ... parents are Michael and SoonJa Strever... has one sister … interested in becoming a pilot upon graduation ... hobbies include weightlifting, running and hiking ... favorite food is street tacos ... favorite book is I am Zlatan … favorite movie is Nacho Libre ... reality TV show he would choose to be on is Survivor … person in history he would most like to meet is Zlatan Ibrahimovic … credits his father with the biggest influence on his sports career … started playing soccer at age nine … favorite professional soccer team is the Portland Timbers … favorite player is Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

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2016 Air Force Juniors

#23 John Wendt 6-4 / 185 / JR / GK Hometown: Sylvania, Ohio High School: Northview Major: Military & American History Cadet Squadron: 14 2015 (Sophomore): Played in 12 of 17 games … logged 42 saves with 17 goals allowed for a 1.34 goals allowed average and a .712 save percentage … took one shot on the season with one shot on goal … finalized his season record at 4-7-1 ... made the commandant’s and dean’s list ... completed Operation Air Force at Schriever AFB and Cheyenne Mountain, Colo., during the first period of summer ... served as a military guidance officer for Basic Cadet Training during the third period of summer ... will become active in the cadet wing as a Personal Ethics and Education Representative (PEER) as a junior.

Wendt’s Career Stats: YR GP-GS Min GA 2014 (Fr.) 3-1 150:14 6 2015 (So.) 12-12 1138:54 17 Career 15-13 1289:08 23

2014 (Freshman): Appeared in three matches, making one start ... first-career start was against San Jose State ... recorded five saves in 150 minutes ... completed the Expeditionary Skills and Evasion Training (ESET) this past summer ... also participated in the jump program and earned his jump wings ... made the Commandant’s list. Before Air Force: ODP: Member of Region II Holdover Pool from 2009-12 ... helped team to Inter-Regional title in 2011. Club: Member of Pacesetter Soccer Club from 2011-14 ... led team to 2014 State Cup title ... won the 2012 Blue Chip Classic ... helped team to semifinals of Region II Tournament in 2013 ... also member of Toledo Football Academy from 2005-11. High School: Four-year letterwinner in soccer ... also lettered three years in basketball ... first-team All-Ohio ... league Player of the Year in soccer as a senior ... set school record for most shutouts (12) in one season ... tied school record for least goals allowed (8) in both junior and senior season ... three-time all-district selection ... member of National Honor Society ... high school soccer coach was Jon Haynes. Personal: Member of cadet squadron 14 ... parents are Ted and Mary Wendt ... majoring in military and American history ... hobby is playing basketball ... favorite food is penne pasta ... favorite book is Genghis Khan ... favorite movie is Gladiator ... reality TV show he would choose to be on is Ice Road Truckers ... person in history he would most like to meet is George Patton ... credits soccer coach Paul Holdgate with the biggest influence on his sports career ... favorite professional soccer team is Everton ... favorite player is Nick Hagglund.

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2016 Air Force Sophomores

#7 Tucker Bone 5-11 / 160 / SO / M Hometown: Granite Bay, Calif. High School: Jesuit Major: Management Cadet Squadron: 7 2015 (Freshman): Played in all 17 games on the season … second on the team in points with seven ... logged two goals on the season against Utah Valley and Incarnate Word ... tallied three assists on the season against Bradley, UTRGV and Grand Canyon … took 16 shots with seven on goal … made a game-winner against Incarnate Word in conference action ... Expeditionary Survival and Evasion Training over the first period of summer. Before Air Force : Attended the USAFA Prep school in 2014-15, playing on the soccer team ... Club: Played club soccer for Sacramento United U17 & U18...also played for Placer United U9-U16. High School: Lettered three years in soccer and lacrosse...high school coach was Paul Rose. Personal: Son of Wallace and Rebecca Bone...has three siblings...hobby is skateboarding. Bone’s Career Stats: YR

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2

3

7

16

7

0

Jack Cannata 6-0 / 165 / SO / M Hometown: Middlebury, Conn. High School: the Taft School Major: Management Cadet Squadron: 9 2015 (Freshman): Did not play this season. Before Air Force: ODP: Played for state team for five years...regional team in 2012...state team captain and starter for three-consecutive seasons. Club: Team captain for national champion team CFC United 97/98...was part of club program for 11 years...coached by Eric DaCosta and Brito Graziano. High School: Lettered three years in soccer and two in baseball...All-Founders League in soccer...on the academic honor roll...high school soccer coach was Ozzie Parente. Personal: Son of Thomas and Beth Cannata...has a younger brother...first name is John but goes by Jack...hobbies are baseball, basketball and all sports in general...favorite food is steak...favorite class subject is government...favorite book and movie is Lone Survivor... greatest moment in sports is winning club national championship...credits his dad as having the biggest influence on his sports career...started playing soccer at age four...aspires to be a pilot upon graduation ... favorite player is Andrea Pirlo. Cannata’s Career Stats: YR

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2016 Air Force Sophomores

#13 Austin Dewing 5-8 / 165 / SO / F Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colo. High School: Air Academy Major: Management Cadet Squadron: 15 2015 (Freshman): Played in 14 of 17 games this season … logged four points from a goal against San Jose State ... tallied two assists on the season against Army West Point and UNLV … took 10 shots with four on goal ... commandant’s list ... completed the Expeditionary Survival and Evasion Training (ESET) over the summer ... slated to serves as the vice chief clerk, honor clerk and first shirt clerk sophomore year. Before Air Force: Played for Pride Soccer Club ... state champions in 2013 and state tournament MVP in 2013...club coach was Joe Schulman. High School: Lettered four years in soccer and three in baseball...soccer All-American...Colorado Class 4A, PPAC, Colorado Springs Gazette Soccer Player of the Year as a senior...two-time all-state and three-time all-conference...scored 34 goals and posted 22 assists as a senior...led Air Academy to a 20-0 record and Colorado 4A title as a senior...high school soccer coach was Espen Hoshan. Personal: Son of Ted and Annie Dewing...has three siblings...cousins, James Sims and John Sims, were teammates at Air Academy and current teammates on the USAFA soccer team...another cousin and Air Academy teammate, David Louthan, plays on the soccer team as well...has three family members that are USAFA graduates...favorite food is loaded pizza...favorite class subject is biology... favorite books are the Bible and Unbroken ... credits his parents as having the biggest influence on his sports career...began playing soccer at age three. Dewing’s Career Stats: YR

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2

4

10

4

0

#9 Austin Guerrero 5-9 / 145 / SO / M Hometown: San Antonio, Tex. High School: Antonian College Prep Major: Management Cadet Squadron: 38 2015 (Freshman): Played in all 17 games this season … logged one point from an assist against Bradley ... Expeditionary Survival and Evasion Training over the first period of summer … completed the unmanned aircraft systems course of the third period of summer … will serve as the support clerk as a sophomore. Before Air Force: Played for Lonestars 97B Red SAN ... Surf Cup Championship. High School: Lettered four years in soccer...second-team all-state...first-team all-district as a senior and second-team all-district as a junior. Personal: Son of Eddie and Rose Guerrero...has two siblings...hobby is soccer ... favorite food is pizza...favorite movie is 21 Jump Street...favorite sport other than soccer is basketball...credits his brother as having the biggest influence on his soccer career...began playing soccer at age three. Guerrero’s Career Stats: YR

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2016 Air Force Sophomores

Danny Han 5-10 / 155 / SO / M Hometown: Seattle, Wash. High School: Shorewood Major: Undecided Cadet Squadron: 38 2015 (Freshman): Played in 15 of 17 games this season … tallied two points on the season from a goal against conference foe Houston Baptist … took 15 shots on the season with seven on goal. Before Air Force: Attended the USAFA Prep School and played on the soccer team ... Club: Played for Crossfire Premier U17 and U16. High School: Lettered two years in soccer...team MVP and first-team all-conference as a junior...second-team all-league as a sophomore...National Honor Society member...high school coach was Bill Wilkins. Personal: Son of Jaekoo and Minkyung Han...has one sibling...full name is Daniel...hobbies are playing instruments and tae kwon do...favorite food is Korean BBQ...favorite class subject is P.E. ...favorite book is The Road...if he could be on any show it woul be American Ninja Warrior...favorite movie is Finding Nemo...person in history he’d most like to meet is Lance Sijan...favorite sport other than soccer is basketball...credits Lionel Messi and his father as having the biggest influence on his sports career...began playing soccer at age 12. Han’s Career Stats: YR

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2

15

7

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Pierce kassmeier 5-11 / 180 / SO / GK Hometown: Centennial, Colo. High School: Cherry Creek Major: Biology Cadet Squadron: 10 2015 (Freshman): Did not play this season. Before Air Force: ODP: 96 Boys ODP Region IV Camp 2009, 2010, 2011 ... Club: Played club soccer for Real Colorado of U.S. Soccer Development Academy from 2013-15...also played for Colorado Storm 96 and 97...head coach for Real Colorado was Lorne Donaldson and goalkeeping coach was Clint Baumstark. High School: Lettered two years in soccer as a freshman and sophomore and three in track and field...played for MaxPreps top ranked team nationally in 2011...named outstanding freshman and sophomore on soccer team...named outstanding freshman, sophomore and junior on track team...state runner-up in the 3200 meter relay...high school soccer coach was Chelo Curi. Personal: Son of Ray and Lori Kassmeier...has an older sister...nickname is Peanut...hobby is skiing...favorite food is banana bread... favorite class subject is history...favorite book is Full Black...enjoys listening to Radical Something...favorite move is Lone Survivor... greatest moment in sports was winning U.S. youth soccer nationals...credits his father as having the biggest influence on his sports career...began playing soccer at age three. Kassmeier’s Career Stats: YR

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2016 Air Force Sophomores

David Louhtan 6-2 / 185 / SO / D Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colo. High School: Air Academy Major: Undecided Cadet Squadron: 1 2015 (Freshman): Member of the USAFA men’s basketball team ... Expeditionary Survival and Evasion Training over the first period of summer … completed the parachutist jump course over the third period of summer … will serve as the public affairs clerk as a sophomore … dean’s list. Before Air Force: Two-year letter winner in basketball at Air Academy …one-year letter winner in soccer…named to 4A first-team all-state and academic all-state first team in basketball and soccer as a senior…4A basketball state tournament MVP in 2014-15… first team all-conference his senior season…state champion in both basketball and soccer in 2014-15…member of NSCAA No. 1 ranked team during senior season…all-conference first team soccer player in 2014-15…graduated Summa Cum Laude…member of National Honor Society…recognized with Ronald Reagan Student Leader award as a senior…high school basketball coach was Barry Clark. Personal: Parents are Marty and Brenda…father Marty played quarterback at USAFA from 1980-83…is among 11 family members to have attended USAFA…plans on entering pilot training…hopes to be a pilot or doctor upon graduation…hobbies include water and snow skiing and playing chess or classical piano…historical figure he would most like to meet is Ronald Reagan…says his father has had the biggest influence on his sports career … member of squadron 1.

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#6 Luis martinez 5-10 / 155 / SO / M Hometown: Leander, Tex. High School: Leander Major: Management Cadet Squadron: 30 2015 (Freshman): Did not play this season ... Expeditionary Survival and Evasion Training over the first period of summer … will serve as an element leader as a sophomore. Before Air Force: 2014-15: Attended the USAFA Prep School and played on the soccer team ... Club: Played club soccer for Lonestar Soccer Academy in U.S. Soccer Development Academy for four seasons...2011 and 2012 selection to attend U.S. National Soccer ID Camp...club coach was Vick Pace. High School: Lettered two years in soccer as a freshman and sophomore ... first team Central Texas All-District 16-5A as a freshman and sophomore ... National Honor Society member. Personal: Son of Luis and Gloria Martinez...had two older sisters...nickname is Lui...hobby is soccer...also recruited by Houston Baptist, Incarnate Word and St. Mary’s...favorite food is tacos ... favorite class subject is math...person in history he’d most like to meet is Dr. Martin Luther King...credits his dad as having the biggest influence on his soccer career...began playing soccer at age four... favorite professional soccer team is Barcelona. Martinez’s Career Stats: YR

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2016 Air Force Sophomores

#8 Zane Moxley 6-2 / 170 / SO / D Hometown: Olathe, Kan. High School: Olathe Northwest Major: Management Cadet Squadron: 35 2015 (Freshman): Saw action in one game this season against Denver ... Expeditionary Survival and Evasion Training over the first period of summer … completed the parachutist jump course over the third period of summer … will serve as a safety clerk as a sophomore. Before Air Force: Played for Sporting Kansas City U15/16 and U17/18 Academy teams...2015 Kevin Gray Award winner for Sporting KC Academy player of the year...also played for Blue Valley Sporting Club NPL as a sophomore. High School: Lettered two years in soccer...first-yeam Central Region ... second-team Sunflower League...high school coach was Chris Graham...National and Spanish Honor Society member...graduated in top 10 percent of his class. Personal: Son of Justin and Tiffany Moxley...has a younger sister...hobby is being outdoors...also recruited by Marquette...favorite food is barbeque...favorite book is Lord of the Rings...enjoys listening to audio books...favorite sport other than soccer is beach volleyball...began playing soccer at age four...favorite professional soccer team is Sporting KC. Moxley’s Career Stats: YR

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0

0

0

0

0

0

#2 Klint Parker 5-10 / 150 / SO / M/D Hometown: Charlotte, N.C. High School: Marvin Ridge Major: Management Cadet Squadron: 28 2015 (Freshman): Played in four games this season, did not attempt any shots ... Expeditionary Survival and Evasion Training over the first period of summer … will serve as a training clerk as a sophomore. Before Air Force: Played for Charlotte Soccer Academy the past four years...named “Best 11” player at Academy playoffs as a junior. High School: Lettered four years in soccer and wrestling...McDonald’s High School All-American ... all-state ... conference player of the year. Personal: Son of Brett and Kimi Parker...has an older brother and two younger sisters...brother, Kyle, plays soccer at UNC Charlotte... full name is Klinton...also recruited by UNCC, UNC Wilmington, Radford, Appalachian State and Virginia Tech...hobby is staring off into the distance...favorite food is spaghetti...favorite class subject is P.E. ...favorite sport other than soccer is wrestling. Parker’s Career Stats: YR

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2016 Air Force Sophomores

James Sims 6-4 / 175 / SO / D Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colo. High School: Air Academy Major: Cadet Squadron: 33 2015 (Freshman): Did not play this season ... Expeditionary Survival and Evasion Training over the first period of summer … will serve as an element leader as a sophomore … dean’s and commandant’s list first semester … superintendent’s list second semester. Before Air Force: Played for Pride Soccer Club, coached by Josephy Shulman...state champions in 2011 and 2014...WCDA national qualifier. High School: Lettered four years in soccer and two in basketball...first-team all-state and defensive MVP as a senior...led Air Academy to a 20-0 record and Colorado 4A title as a senior...first-team all-conference, defensive MVP and all-state honorable mention as a junior...National Honor Society member and graduated Magna Cum Laude...high school soccer coach was Espen Hoshan. Personal: Son of Tim and Cheri Sims...has four siblings...brother, John, is a teammate on the USAFA soccer team...cousins, Austin Dewing and David Louthan were teammates at Air Academy and current teammates on the USAFA soccer team ... has three family members that are USAFA graduates...hobbies are sports, fishing and skiing...favorite food is hot dogs...favorite class subject is math... person in history he’d most like to meet is George Washington ... greatest moment in sports was scoring a goal in the state finals... favorite sport other than soccer is basketball and volleyball...began playing soccer at age five. Sims’ Career Stats: YR

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Jacob Yarnell 6-4 / 170 / SO / D Hometown: Austin, Tex. High School: Liberal Arts & Science Academy Major: Electrical Engineering Cadet Squadron: 9 2015 (Freshman): Did not play this season ... Expeditionary Survival and Evasion Training over the first period of summer … completed airmanship-251, solo glider training … will serve as a training clerk as a sophomore … superintendent’s list first semester … athletic director’s list second semester. Before Air Force: US Soccer Academy: Played for USSDA U18 in 2014-15. Club: Played for Lonestar SC Academy U16 from 2013-14. High School: Lettered two years in soccer ... district 26-4A Defensive Player of the Year in 2013...helped team to district 26-4A championship. Personal: Son of William and Christina Yarnell...has three younger brothers...mother played soccer at Texas A&M...nickname is Jake... hobbies are amateur radio, playing the guitar, singing and writing...aspires to design radios upon graduating from Academy. Yarnell’s Career Stats: YR

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2016 Air Force Freshmen

#26 Munear abousaud 6-2 / 163 / FR / F/M Hometown: Marietta, Ga. High School: Lassiter Cadet Squadron: 11 Before Air Force: Played for coach Dave Smith of Georgia United Soccer Academy… member of the regional team for three years in a row. High School: Played for coach Sam Dietrich at Lassiter HS … three-year letterman in varsity soccer … first team all-state … first team all-county … team MVP junior and sophomore year. Personal: Son of Ibrahim S. Abousaud and Omaima Elhemdani with three siblings … older brother Shaban is a junior at Army West Point and plays soccer for the Black Knights … nickname is “Monie” … plans to major in computer science … aspires to be a computer programmer upon graduation … hobbies include video games and AAA club … favorite team is Arsenal … favorite professional player is Cristiano Ronaldo ... favorite book is Inkheart … person in history he would most like to meet is Teddy Roosevelt … the Pokemon theme song is his preferred pre-game song.

#99 Ben Blessing 6-0 / 175 / FR / GK Hometown: Frisco, Tex. High School: Wakeland Cadet Squadron: 25 Before Air Force: Solar Chelsea U16 Academy … Solar Chelsea U18 Academy … 2015 Academy playoffs … Dallas Texans U18 Academy … U.S. national team training center 2012-15. High School: Played for coach and step father Kevin Smith … National Honor Society … Frisco ISD student ambassador … Student Congress. Personal: Son of John Blessing and Wendy Smith … has two siblings, brother Nick is his twin and also plays soccer for USAFA … plans to major in management … would like to attend pilot training upon graduation … aspires to be a pilot … hobbies include soccer, music and basketball … favorite team is Manchester United … favorite soccer professional is David de Gea … step father Kevin Smith played professional for F.C. Charlton Athletic and Dallas Sidekicks … favorite book is the Jack Reacher series … country music is his preferred pre-game music … greatest moment in sports was beating Real Colorado, 4-1, and qualifying for the Academy playoffs … favorite sport outside of soccer is football … credits step father and coach Kevin Smith with the greatest influence on his sporting career.

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2016 Air Force Freshmen

#12 Nick Blessing 6-0 / 175 / FR / D Hometown: Frisco, Tex. High School: Wakeland Cadet Squadron: 25 Before Air Force: Solar Chelsea U16 Academy … Solar Chelsea U18 Academy … 2015 Academy playoffs … Dallas Texans U18 Academy … started every match for all three years. High School: Played for coach and step father Kevin Smith.

Personal: Son of John Blessing and Wendy Smith … has two siblings, brother Ben is his twin and also plays soccer for USAFA … plans to major in management … would like to attend pilot training upon graduation … aspires to be a pilot and travel the world … step father Kevin Smith played professional for F.C. Charlton Athletic and Dallas Sidekicks … hobbies include watching soccer and hanging out with friends … favorite team is Chelsea … favorite professional footballer is Marco Reus … favorite book is the Count of Monte Christo … preferred pre-game music is country … favorite movie is Rocky … the person in history he’d most like to meet is Muhammad Ali … greatest moment in sports history was making the Academy playoffs … credits step father and coach Kevin Smith with the greatest influence on his sporting career … mother Wendy played soccer at Baylor.

Cayne Cardwell 5-11 / 175 / FR / M Hometown: Camas, Wash. High School: Wakeland Cadet Squadron: 11 Before Air Force: Played 14 years of club soccer … played for Dick McCormick, Seth Spidahl and John Yorke. High School: Four-year letterman in varsity soccer … played for coach Roland Minder at Camas HS … second team all-conference … academic honors. Personal: Son of Clete and Darcy Cardwell with two older sisters … plans to major in management … aspires to continue his education for a master’s degree in business … envisions starting his own company … hobbies include soccer, yo-yoing and hopscotch … favorite team is Manchester United … favorite professional footballer is Cristiano Ronaldo … Carrie Underwood is his preferred pregame music choice … the person in history he’d most like to meet is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. … greatest moment in sports history was winning the state cup three times … credits his father with the greatest influence on his athletic career.

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2016 Air Force Freshmen

Wyatt Dial 6-1 / 190 / FR / M/D Hometown: Phoenix, Ariz. High School: Brophy College Prep Cadet Squadron: 4 Before Air Force: SC Del Sol 2012 and 2013 … 2016 club state champions. High School: Three-year letterman at Brophy College Prep … played for coach Noah Lewkowitz at Brophy Prep … 2014 Disney Team of Tournament … high school state champions. Personal: Son of Patrick and Sara Dial with two siblings … major is undecided … hobby is soccer … favorite team is Manchester United … favorite professional player is Sergio Ramos … favorite book is the Song of Ice and Fire … favorite movie is Rocky 3 … person in history he’d most like to meet is Jesus … greatest moment in sports was being a part of the team that won the state championship … credits his family with the greatest influence on his athletic career.

Julian Flores 6-2 / 187 / FR / D Hometown: Corpus Christi, Tex. High School: St. Steven’s Episcopal School Cadet Squadron: 33 Before Air Force: Lonestar U18 Academy 2014-16. High School: Played for Junro Narita, Bobby Murphy and Shane Maguire at St. Stephen’s Episcopal School … made a perfect score on the math portion of the SAT. Personal: Son of Ernesto and Vienna Flores with two older siblings … plans to major in engineering … would like to attend pilot training … would like to play soccer or work in the engineering field upon graduation … enjoys mathematics … favorite team is Barcelona … favorite professional footballer is Javier Mascherano.

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2016 Air Force Freshmen

Hunter Hayden 6-4 / 190 / FR / D Hometown: Spring, Tex. High School: Klein Oak Cadet Squadron: 17 Before Air Force: Texas Rush Academy for three years … Texas Rush Soccer Club. High School: Played for coach David Dengerink at Klein Oak HS … Rush Select XI … Adidas International training program. Personal: Son of Cal and Shawna Hayden with one sibling … plans to major in electrical or mechanical engineering … hobbies include soccer, weight lifting and snowboarding … father graduated from U.S. Merchant Marine Academy … favorite soccer team is Real Madrid … favorite footballer is Sergio Ramos … favorite book is the Bible … rap is his pre-game music preference … favorite movie is 21 Jump Street … the person in history he would most like to meet is Jesus Christ … greatest moment in sports was playing against the Real Madrid Academy … credits the Texas Rush coaches with the greatest impact on his athletic career.

Grant Livingston 5-9 / 185 / FR / D Hometown: Phoenix, Ariz. High School: Homeschool Cadet Squadron: 11 Before Air Force: Played soccer and football at USAFA Prep ... Real Salt Lake Academy 2013-15 … region IV champions … national champion runners-up … CCU Stars 97 Boys … four-time state cup champions … two-time regional appearance … national championship appearance. Personal: Son of Kent and Lisa Livingston with three siblings … hopes to do physical therapy upon graduation … hobbies include golf, working out and hiking … favorite team is Manchester United … favorite professional player is Wayne Poony … favorite book is the Bible … pre-game music preference is Lecrae … the person in history he’d most like to meet is Jesus Christ … greatest moment in sports was playing in the regional matchup in Hawaii … credits club coach harry Demos with the greatest influence on his athletic career … father played soccer for Grand Canyon University in the late 1980’s.

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2016 Air Force Freshmen

#00 Andrea Seazzu 6-3 / 165 / FR / GK Hometown: Albuquerque, N.M. High School: Early College Academy Cadet Squadron: 4 Before Air Force: NPL Regionals 2013 and 2014. High School: Played for coach Lucien Starzynski at Albuquerque HS … three-time varsity letterman in soccer … two-time first team all-state … first team all-meto … top 10 of graduating class. Personal: Son of Alessandro and Carrie Seazzu with three siblings … plans to major in computer engineering … wishes to attend pilot school … envisions a career as a pilot or in cyber security … hobbies include computers, cars and prop making … favorite team is Juventus … favorite professional footballer is Dino Zoff … favorite book is the Screwtape Letters … pre-game musical preference is DJ Snake … favorite movie is Gladiator … person in history he’d most like to meet is Jesus Christ … greatest moment in history was winning the state championship alongside his brother … credits his father with the greatest impact on his athletic career for always believing in him and pushing him … wishes to pursue graduate school in the computer field.

Andrew Stant 5-11 / 170 / FR / M Hometown: Dover, Del. High School: Caesar Rodney Cadet Squadron: 8 Before Air Force: Continental FC U15 pre-academy … U16 Academy … U18 Academy - Sean McCafferty, Johnathan Rhodes. High School: Lettered in varsity soccer … played for coach Darryl Gravatt at Caesar Rodney HS … academic all-conference in soccer … National Honor Society … honor roll … school valedictorian. Personal: Son of John and Karyn Stant with two younger brothers … plans to major in biology … would like to attend pilot training … envisions a career as an Air Force pilot … hobbies include soccer fishing and running … favorite team is Manchester United … favorite professional player is Wayne Rooney … pre-game music preference is Eminem or country … favorite movie is the Shawshank Redemption … started playing soccer at age four.

#22 Duncan Storey 5-8 / 150 / FR / M Hometown: Flora, Miss. High School: Vista Grande Cadet Squadron: 28 Before Air Force: Real Salt Lake Academy … southwest division champions 2015-16 … USSDA National finalists 2015 … Real Salt Lake U16 … U18 Academies from 2012-2016. High School: Four-year residential graduate from Real Salt Lake Academy … played for coach Martin Vazquez … high honor roll all four years of high school. Personal: Son of Conor and Marilyn Storey with one older brother … aspires to go to medical school after graduation … hobbies include reading and golf … favorite team is Chelsea FC … favorite professional player is Toni Kroos … favorite book is Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell … favorite movies are Focus, the Wolf of Wall Street and James Bond … greatest moment in sports history was scoring the game-winning goal in the U12 state championship … favorite part of soccer is possession and making the other team run.

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2015 Season Review

2015 season review

2015 Senior Class In his ninth season Doug Hill led the Falcons to a 7-9-1 overall record with a 4-5-1 mark for a seventh place finish in the Western Athletic Conference. Following a thrilling double overtime win over Army West Point, Aug. 29, the Falcons extended to a 2-0 regular season record with yet another double overtime thriller against Evansville, Sept. 4. Air Force hit a cold streak, losing six of seven games on the road including a 1-2 OT loss to No. 25 Utah Valley in their conference opener and a 2-0 loss to No. 24 Seattle in conference play that same weekend. Returning to the home pitch on Oct. 11, Air Force put an end to the losing streak with consecutive wins over conference opponents Incarnate Word, 1-0, and UTRGV, 1-0. Houston Baptist curbed the Falcon momentum at home on Oct. 18, besting the Falcons, 2-1. Hill took the Falcons back on the road for two conference matches against CSU Bakersfield and San Jose State. Air Force fell to CSUB, 1-2, and tied SJSU, 1-1. The Falcons found some traction upon returning to Cadet Soccer Stadium on Oct. 30, with a 3-2 win over Grand Canyon and a 2-1 win over UNLV in conference play that same weekend. Air Force went on to play the final match of the regular season at UMKC, Nov. 7. The Kangaroos bested Air Force, 1-0, to cap the Falcons season. Senior defender and team captain Ben Kern earned team MVP honors for 2015. Kern was named to the allWAC second team. The senior led the team with four assists and ranked third with six points. Tucker Axhoj, A.J. Esparza, Joey Haug, Trey Pujats, John Sims and Luke Villamaria earned academic all-WAC honors. Freshman Tucker Bone was dubbed rookie of the year. Senior goalkeeper Rob Blair was honored as the most inspirational. Most improved honors were given to sophomore John Sims. Axhoj led the team with four goals and nine points.

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2015 Season Review

2015 Quick Recap Overall Record: 7-9-1 WAC Record: 4-5-1/7th Notable Highlights 1-0 double overtime win over Army West Point in season-opener. School record crowd of 3,683.

Ben Kern

2-1 double overtime win at Evansville. Wins over Bradley, Incarnate Word, UTRGV, Grand Canyon and UNLV.

Rob Blair

Season Honors MVP: Ben Kern, Sr., D Kern was an all-WAC second team honoree. The senior led the team with four assists and ranked third with six points. Most Inspirational: Rob Blair, Sr., GK Rookie ot the Year: Tucker Bone, Fr., M Most Improved: John Sims, So., F Stats Leaders Goals: Tucker Axhoj, 4 Points: Tucker Axhoj, 9 Assists: Kern, 4 Saves: John Wendt, 42 GAA: Rob Blair, 0.98 GK Mins: John Wendt, 1138:54

Tucker Bone

The Coach Doug Hill (USAFA 1983) is 64-87-19 in nine seasons at the helm of Air Force.

John Sims

Doug Hill

Tucker axhoj

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2015 Stats

2015 Results & Statistics Date Opponent Aug 29 ARMY Sept 4 at Evansville

W/L Score W O2 1-0 W O2 2-1

Overall WAC Attend. 1-0-0 -3683 2-0-0 -541

Sept 6 vs Drake Sept 11 at Cal Poly Sept 18 at Colgate

L L L

1-2 0-1 2-3

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

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310 3461 676

Sept 20 Sept 27 Oct 2 Oct 4 Oct 11 Oct 16 Oct 18 Oct 23 Oct 25 Oct 30

at Cornell at Bradley at #25 Utah Valley* at #24 Seattle U* INCARNATE WORD* UTRGV* HOUSTON BAPTIST* at CSU Bakersfield* at San Jose State* GRAND CANYON*

L OT W L OT L W W L O2 L T O2 W OT

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

2-4-0 3-4-0 3-5-0 3-6-0 4-6-0 5-6-0 5-7-0 5-8-0 5-8-1 6-8-1

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

432 456 1460 337 294 565 307 1524 352 329

Nov 1

UNLV*

W

2-1

7-8-1

4-4-1 473

Nov 7

at UMKC*

L

0-1

7-9-1

4-5-1 249

AF Goals (Assist) Esparza (Dewing) Axhoj (Ward) Hill (Axhoj) Axhoj (Haug) -Axhoj (Unassited) Kern (Pujats) Duley (Penalty Kick) Hill (Guerrero, Bone) Bone (Jensen) -Bone (Jensen) Axhoj (Bone) Han (Kern) Sims (Hill) Dewing (Samayoa) Sims (Kern) Marton (Bone) Own Goal Pujats (Kern) Haug (Dewing, Kern) --

Team Statistics Goals-Shot Attempts Goals/Game Shot Percentage Shots on goal-Attempts SOG Pct. Shots/Game Assists Corner Kicks Fouls Penalty Kicks Yellow Cards Red Cards Attendance Totals Dates/Avg Per Date

* WAC match CAPS denotes home match

All Matches ##

Player

4 6 21 16 3 7 13 19 25 14 9 10 26 2 18 11 5 23 30 15 22 8 28 20 17

Kern, Ben Jensen, Gus Axhoj, Tucker Hill, Zach Pujats, Trey Bone, Tucker Han, Danny Guerrero Austin Sims, John Duley, Cameron Ward, Ryan Samayoa, Abinadi Dewing, Austin Haug, Joey Esparza, A.J. Villamaria, Luke Chacon, Oscar Wendt, John Marton, Jaric Conrad, Tristan Robinson, Hunter Moxley, Zane Gardner, Gannon Parker, Klint Hernandez, Nestor Total Opponents

##

Goalie

0 Blair, Rob 23 Wendt, John

Total Opponents

gp g a 17 1 4 17 0 3 16 4 1 17 2 1 17 1 1 17 2 3 15 1 0 17 0 1 13 2 0 16 1 1 15 0 1 16 0 2 14 1 2 16 1 1 17 1 0 16 0 0 5 0 0 12 0 0 3 1 0 8 0 0 9 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 0 1 0 0 17 19 21 17 22 19 GP 5 12 17 17

Min. 461:16 1138:54 1600:10 1600:10

pts

GA

5 17 22 19

0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 9

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

GAAvg Saves

Pct

W-L-T

Sho

.737 .712 .725 .827

3-2-0 4-7-1 7-9-1 9-7-1

2/0 2/0 4 3

0.98 1.34 1.24 1.07

OPP 22-191 1.29 .115 80-191 .419 11.2 19 86 206 3-3 27 0 9,488 10/949

Goals By Period Air Force Opponents

1 5 6

2 11 13

OT 1 2

OT2 2 1

Total 19 22

Shots By Period Air Force Opponents

1 117 84

2 131 96

OT 10 8

OT2 5 3

Total 263 191

Corners By Period Air Force Opponents

1 42 44

2 51 40

OT 5 1

OT2 1 1

Total 99 86

Fouls By Period Air Force Opponents

1 98 92

2 108 102

OT 10 5

OT2 2 7

Total 218 206

Conference Matches

sh sh% gw pk-att

6 35 .029 3 31 .000 9 28 .143 5 20 .100 3 19 .053 7 16 .125 2 15 .067 1 15 .000 4 13 .154 3 13 .077 1 13 .000 2 10 .000 4 10 .100 3 9 .111 2 8 .125 0 3 .000 0 2 .000 0 1 .000 2 1 1.000 0 1 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 59 263 .072 63 191 .115

AF 19-263 1.11 .072 110-263 .418 15.5 21 99 218 1-2 18 2 5,651 6/942

14 42 58 91

##

Player

7 25 4 26 21 13 3 2 30 6 14 16 10 9 19 18 15 28 22 17 11 5

Bone, Tucker Sims, John Kern, Ben Dewing, Austin Axhoj, Tucker Han, Danny Pujats, Trey Haug, Joey Marton, Jaric Jensen, Gus Duley, Cameron Hill, Zach Samayoa, Abinadi Ward, Ryan Guerrero Austin Esparza, A.J. Conrad, Tristan Gardner, Gannon Robinson, Hunter Hernandez, Nestor Villamaria, Luke Chacon, Oscar Total Opponents

Goalie 0 Blair, Rob 23 Wendt, John ##

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Total Opponents

gp g a 10 2 2 10 2 0 10 0 4 10 1 1 9 1 0 10 1 0 10 1 0 9 1 0 3 1 0 10 0 2 10 0 1 10 0 1 9 0 1 8 0 0 10 0 0 10 0 0 4 0 0 1 0 0 5 0 0 1 0 0 10 0 0 1 0 0 10 11 12 10 13 12 GP 5 5 10 10

Min. 461:16 474:46 936:02 936:02

pts

sh sh% sog sog% gw pk-att

6 14 .143 4 11 .182 4 23 .000 3 7 .143 2 16 .062 2 14 .071 2 12 .083 2 6 .167 2 1 1.000 2 15 .000 1 8 .000 1 7 .000 1 2 .000 0 10 .000 0 8 .000 0 6 .000 0 1 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 34 161 .068 38 126 .103 GA

5 8 13 11

6 .429 4 .364 5 .217 4 .571 5 .312 7 .500 3 .250 3 .500 1 1.000 7 .467 4 .500 5 .714 0 .000 5 .500 3 .375 4 .667 0 .000 0 .000 0 .000 0 .000 0 .000 0 .000 67 .416 57 .452

GAAvg Saves

0.98 1.52 1.25 1.06

14 28 44 56

1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 5

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 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-2

Pct

W-L-T

Sho

.737 .778 .772 .836

3-2-0 1-3-1 4-5-1 5-4-1

2/0 0/0 2 2


the Western Athletic Conference After spending 14 years playing in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, the Falcons rejoined the Western Athletic Conference prior to the 2013 season. Air Force was a member of the WAC from 1996-98 before breaking off with seven other schools to form the Mountain West Conference. The MWC did not offer men’s soccer, however, so the Falcons moved to the MPSF. The Falcons left the MPSF with a bang, winning their first-ever conference tournament title in 2012, defeating nationally-ranked New Mexico in a title-game shootout to earn the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The WAC is the sixth oldest among the nation’s 11 Division I-A conferences. Its history traces back to July 27, 1962, when the original sixteam league of Arizona, Arizona State, Brigham Young, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming began competition. The first championship was held in November 1962, when Arizona won the men’s cross country title and New Mexico followed with the first WAC football title. Arizona finished second in the NCAA College World Series and, less than three years later, Arizona State claimed the league’s first NCAA title when the Sun Devils won the College World Series trophy. Fresno State was the last WAC school to earn an NCAA team title when it won the College World Series in 2008. Since 1962, several changes have occurred. UTEP and Colorado State became members in September 1967, while Arizona and Arizona State withdrew on June 30, 1978. The WAC then added San Diego State (1978), Hawai‘i (1979) and Air Force (1980). Before 1990, the WAC sponsored championships only in men’s sports. However, a merger with the High Country Athletic Conference formed a single conference under one administrative structure, and the 1990-91 athletic year was the first in which both men and women competed under the WAC name. Fresno State was added in 1992, and then in 1996, the women’s programs from Air Force and Hawai‘i along with six new schools (UNLV, Rice, San Jose State, SMU, TCU and Tulsa) came into the WAC. Air Force, Brigham Young, Colorado State, UNLV, New Mexico, San Diego State, Utah and Wyoming withdrew on June 30, 1999. Nevada

(2000), Boise State (2001) and Louisiana Tech (2001) were added while TCU withdrew following the 2000-01 season. In 2005, Idaho, New Mexico State and Utah State joined the WAC after Rice, SMU, UTEP and Tulsa withdrew. Boise State withdrew prior to the 2011-12 season. In 2012, the WAC added Denver, Seattle U, UT Arlington, UTSA and Texas State. In 2013, the WAC added Bakersfield, Chicago State, Grand Canyon, Missouri-Kansas City, Texas-Pan American and Utah Valley to join Idaho, New Mexico State and Seattle U. The new institutions replaced withdrawing members, Denver, Louisiana Tech, San Jose State, Utah State, UT Arlington, UTSA and Texas State. The WAC’s current membership includes eight institutions upon Idaho’s withdrawal prior to the 2014-15 season. The WAC office has been located in the Denver area since the conference’s inception with the exception of a two-year stay in Phoenix from 1964-66. Presently, the WAC crowns team and individual champions in 19 sports – nine men’s and 10 women’s. For the men, there are championships in baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, indoor track and field and outdoor track and field. Championships for women are held in basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field and volleyball.

2016 WAC Preseason Poll

2016 All-WAC Preseason Team

(voted by the league’s head coaches)

Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

School Seattle U Utah Valley UNLV CSU Bakersfield San José State Grand Canyon Houston Baptist Air Force UIW UMKC UT Rio Grande Valley

(First place votes in parentheses)

Points 99 (9) 87 (2) 79 68 59 54 47 41 34 21 16

Player, David Olsen, Danny Musovski Skyler Milne Rory Knibbs Sergio Rivas Paul Hoffmeister Jonathan Colunga Kyle Bjornethun Alex Neff Amer Sasivarevic Richard Garness

Yr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Sr. So. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr.

Pos. F F F F MF MF MF D D D GK

Preseason Offensive Player of the Year David Olsen, Jr., F, Seattle U Preseason Defensive Player of the Year Kyle Bjornethun, Sr., D, Seattle U

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School Seattle U UNLV Utah Valley San José State Seattle U Utah Valley San José State Seattle U Utah Valley Grand Canyon UNLV


2015 Western Athletic Conference review

School Seattle U Utah Valley UNLV Houston Baptist CSU Bakersfield San Jose State Air Force UMKC Incarnate Word Grand Canyon UT Rio Grande Valley

2015 Standings WAC 9-1 6-3-1 5-4-1 5-4-1 4-3-3 4-4-2 4-5-1 4-5-1 4-6 3-7 2-8

2015 Annual Honors Overall 18-4-1 14-6-2 12-7-1 9-8-2 7-6-6 6-11-2 7-9-1 6-9-2 8-8 7-10 5-12-1

Pts 27 19 16 16 15 14 13 13 12 9 6

First Team All-WAC Danny Musovski, So., F, UNLV David Olsen, So., F, Seattle U Rory Knibbs, Jr., F, San José State Jonathan Colunga, Jr., MF, San José State Christian Duarte, Sr, MF, CSU Bakersfield Rodrigo Fuentes, Sr., MF, UNLV Kyle Bjornethun, Jr., D, Seattle U Bradley Kamdem, Sr., D, UNLV Alex Neff, Jr., D, Utah Valley Jonathan Camarena, Sr., D, Incarnate Word Shane Haworth, Sr., GK, Seattle U Second Team All-WAC Marcelo Acuna, So., F, Houston Baptist Karson Payton, So, F., Utah Valley Skyler Milne, Jr., F, Utah Valley Julian Zamora, So., F, CSU Bakersfield Sergio Rivas, Fr., MF, Seattle U Paul Hoffmeister, So., MF, Utah Valley Ben Conway, Jr., MF, Incarnate Word Nathan Aune, Fr., D, Seattle U Ben Kern, Sr., D, Air Force Sam Langston, Jr., D, Seattle U Collin Partee, So., GK, Utah Valley

WAC Tournament Results: Played at UMKC First Round -Thursday, Nov. 12 #3 UNLV 3, #6 San Jose State 1 #5 CSU Bakersfield 0, #4 Houston Baptist 0 CSU Bakersfield Advances 4-2 in PK Semifinals - Friday, Nov. 13 #1 Seattle U 4, #5 CSU Bakersfield 0 #2 Utah Valley 1, #3 UNLV 0 Championship - Sunday, Nov. 16 #1 Seattle U 1, #2 Utah Valley Seattle U wins, 5-4, in shootout

Offensive Player of the Year: Danny Musovski, So., F, UNLV Defensive Player of the Year: Kyle Bjornethun, Jr., D, Seattle U

2015 WAC Men’s Soccer All-Tournament Team Danny Musovski, , So., F, UNLV Kevin Partida, Jr., MF, UNLV Nick Clever, Jr., GK, CSU Bakersfield Mario Iniguez, Sr., D/MF, CSU Bakersfield Alex Neff, Jr., D, Utah Valley Skyler Milne, Jr., F, Utah Valley Connor Salmon, So., MF, Utah Valley Cameron Rohani, Jr., MF, Seattle U Sergio Rivas, Fr., MF, Seattle U Kyle Bjornethun, Jr., D, Seattle U

Freshman of the Year: Sergio Rivas, MF, Seattle U Coach of the Year: Pete Fewing, Seattle U

MVP: David Olsen, So., F, Seattle U

2016 WAC Tournament NOV. 10-11, 13 Orem, Utah Thursday, Nov. 10 Game 1: No. 4 seed vs. No. 5 seed Game 2: No. 3 seed vs. No. 6 seed Friday, Nov. 11 Game 3: No. 1 seed vs. Game 1 winner Game 4: No. 2 seed vs. Game 2 winner Sunday, Nov. 13 Championship: Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner

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2016 Air Force coaching history Year RMISL 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 MPSF 1992 1993 1994 1995 WAC 1996 1997 1998 MPSF 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 WAC 2013 2014 2015

Overall

Conf.

Head Coach

Assistant Coach(es)

Captain(s)

5-1-3 8-0-2 7-2-1 6-2-0 4-4-2 6-1-2 7-3-0 4-6-1 7-2-1 6-5-0 4-5-1 5-6-0 10-3-0 11-3-1 9-6-0 9-8-0 7-4-1 8-2-2 4-5-2 9-5-0 8-5-0 8-4-2 7-8-1 7-5-3 15-5-0 8-10-1 9-9-1 13-4-2 10-5-4 14-3-2 12-5-2 12-3-2 13-5-2 6-10-1 11-6-2 9-4-2

4-1-1 6-0-2 6-1-1 5-1-0 3-1-2 4-0-2 4-1-0 4-1-1 2-0-0 5-0-0 4-1-1 1-2-0 4-0-0 6-0-0 5-1-0 5-1-0 4-0-1 6-0-1 4-2-0 4-1-0 4-0-0 6-0-0 4-2-0 4-1-1 8-0-0 4-0-1 N/A 6-0-0 5-2-0 N/A 6-0-0 6-0-1 N/A N/A N/A N/A

Lt. Anthony Biernacki Arne Arnesen Arne Arnesen Arne Arnesen Arne Arnesen Arne Arnesen Capt. Robert Strickland Capt. Robert Strickland Capt. Carmen Anillo Capt. Carmen Anillo Capt. Carmen Anillo Capt. John Loewenberg Capt. Hank Eichin Capt. Hank Eichin Capt. Hank Eichin Capt. Hank Eichin Capt. Hank Eichin Capt. Hank Eichin Capt. Jim Thames Capt. Jim Thames Capt. Rob Judas Capt. Rob Judas Capt. Dan Ulmer Lou Sagastume Lou Sagastume Lou Sagastume Lou Sagastume Lou Sagastume Lou Sagastume Lou Sagastume Lou Sagastume Lou Sagastume Lou Sagastume Lou Sagastume Lou Sagastume Lou Sagastume

Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Capt. Robert Strickland Capt. Robert Strickland Not Available Not Available Donald Giglio Maj. Tony Cillo Capt. Hank Eichin Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Capt. Dan Harris, Capt. Rob Black Capt. Rob Black, Capt. Jim Thames Capt. Rob Black, Capt. Jim Thames Capt. Rob Judas Capt. Rob Judas, Capt. Gerald Boesche Capt. Dan Ulmer, Capt. Gerald Boesche Capt. Dan Ulmer, Capt. Steve Salfeety Not Available Capt. Charles Straw Capt. Charles Straw Capt. Charles Straw Maj. Charles Straw 2nd Lt. Doug Hill Capt. Karl Olsen Capt. Karl Olsen Marty Buckley, Capt. Dennis Quinn Marty Buckley Marty Buckley Marty Buckley, Capt. Mike Lynch Marty Buckley, Capt. Mike Lynch Marty Buckley, Capt. Mike Lynch

Tom Anderson, James Connally James Connally James Connally Dale Thompson Roger Woodbury Dave Roe Dave Guild Don Heide, James Renschen Not Available John McBroome, David Mossbrook Steve Bruman, William Kozma Dick Coe Gary Davis, James Loberg Ray Barleben Gene Kraay Hugh Parker Dave Muckley John Brockman Len Salvemini Dwight Landman Bob Soucy Greg Schulze Mike Baltimore Mike Hill Greg Walsh Doug Hill Doug Hill Mike Lynch Larry Friend, Jeff Jacobs, Dale Bennett Dennis Ryan, Sean Wright Pat McKenna, Dave Hansen, Derrick Toney Derrick Toney, Dave Hansen Chris Foster, Glen Melia, Andy Rama Ed Hebron Willie Baumhofer Jake Buss, Dave Lambert

13-6-0 15-5-1 8-8-1 7-8-1

5-2-0 5-2-0 2-4-1 2-5-0

Lou Sagastume Lou Sagastume Lou Sagastume Lou Sagastume

Capt. Doug Hill, Capt. Ken Sullivan Capt. Doug Hill, Capt. Ken Sullivan Capt. Doug Hill, Capt. Ken Sullivan Maj. Doug Hill, Capt. Dave Hansen

Gabe Macias, Dave Walick Brian Bergeron, Chris Cullen, John Liller Rob Behm, Scott McDonald John Stratton, Matt Mennell

14-3-3 13-5-0 9-7-3

6-1-1 5-3-0 4-3-2

Lou Sagastume Lou Sagastume Lou Sagastume

Maj. Doug Hill, Capt. Dave Hansen Maj. Doug Hill, Capt. Dave Hansen Maj. Paul Nowotny, Capt. Dave Hansen

John Stratton, Matt Anderson Drew Dougherty, Ryan Schaeffer, Nate Lambert Ryan Schaeffer

9-8-2 5-9-1 11-5-1 8-10-1 10-9-1 8-10-1 8-9-2 5-12-1 5-12-1 5-13-0 7-8-2 7-12-0 12-6-2 10-9-4

2-3-2 2-6-0 4-2-1 2-4-0 2-4-0 4-8-0 6-3-1 4-6-0 3-7-0 3-7-0 2-5-0 5-5-0 5-3-2 5-3-2

Lou Sagastume Lou Sagastume Lou Sagastume Lou Sagastume Lou Sagastume Lou Sagastume Lou Sagastume Lou Sagastume Doug Hill Doug Hill Doug Hill Doug Hill Doug Hill Doug Hill

Maj. Paul Nowotny, Capt. Dave Hansen Maj. Paul Nowotny, Capt. Matt Mennell Lt. Col. Doug Hill, Capt. Matt Mennell Lt. Col. Doug Hill, Capt. Leonel Gonzalez Lt. Col. Doug Hill, Capt. Leonel Gonzalez Lt. Col. Doug Hill, Capt. Leonel Gonzalez Lt. Col. Doug Hill, Capt. Rich Cullen Doug Hill (Assoc. HC), Capt. Rich Cullen Anthony Latronica, Capt. Billy Minor Anthony Latronica, Capt. Billy Minor Anthony Latronica, Matthew Okoh Matthew Okoh, Chris Foster Chris Foster Chris Foster, Kevin Doyle

Rich Cullen, Keith McDaniel Ryan Sagastume, Donavon Kneuer Terrence Welliver, Mike Brophy Tom Clark, Noah Merica-Jones, Mike Taylor Casey Chronister, Daniel Bolin Marcus Sagastume, Daniel Bolin Clay McGillivray, Todd Myers Brendan Greenaway, Brian Guyette Brian Guyette, Andy Nigro Jason Dall, Kevin Rosser Kevin Rosser, Josh Rhynard, Aaron Eshkenazi Kyle Moses, Eric Wilson Eric Wilson, John Melcher Kevin Durr, Eric Tise

4-11-5 7-7-4 7-9-1

3-2-5 3-6-1 4-5-1

Doug Hill Doug Hill Doug Hill

Chris Foster, Kevin Doyle Chris Foster, Kevin Doyle Chris Foster, Kevin Doyle

Caleb Downey, Brian Klazura Scott McGillivray, Luke Welch Ben Kern, Luke Villamaria

Coaching History Head Coach Doug Hill Lou Sagastume Capt. Dan Ulmer Capt. Rob Judas Capt. Jim Thames Capt. Hank Eichin Capt. John Loewenberg Capt. Carmen Anillo Capt. Robert Strickland Arne Arnesen Lt. Anthony Biernacki

Years 20071979-2006 1978 1976-77 1974-75 1968-73 1967 1964-66 1962-63 1957-61 1956 Totals

Overall (Pct.) 64-87-19 (.432) 282-188-43 (.592) 7-8-1 (.469) 16-9-2 (.630) 13-10-2 (.560) 54-26-4 (.667) 5-6-0 (.455) 17-12-2 (.581) 11-9-1 (.548) 31-9-7 (.734) 5-1-3 (.722) 505-367-84 (.572)

Conference (Pct.) 33-43-11 (.442) 94-59-11 (.607) 4-2-0 (.667) 10-0-0 (1.000) 8-3-0 (.727) 30-2-2 (.912) 1-2-0 (.333) 11-1-1 (.885) 8-2-1 (.773) 24-3-5 (.828) 4-1-1 (.750) 211-100-29 (.664)

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Sagastume

Ulmer

Judas

Thames

Eichin

Annillo

Strickland

Arnesen


2016 Air Force men’s SocceR record holders

Individual Records

Team Records

Most Points - Career 1. Len Salvemini (1971-74) 2. Chris Foster (1985-88) 3. Glen Melia (1985-88) 4. Ryan Schaeffer (1995-98) 5. Keith Beam (1977-80) 6. Dan Narzinski (1967-70) Drew Dougherty (1994-97) Marcus Sagastume (2001-04) 9. Mike Hill (1976-79) 10. Rob Behm (1991-93) Jim Thames (1962-65)* 12. Dave Walick (1989-92) 13. Al Gagliardi (1956-58)* 14. John Mantei (1956-58)* 15. Greg Walsh (1977-80) 16. Dan Ulmer (1968-70) 17. Dennis Ryan (1982-85)* 18. Jeff Jacobs (1981-84)* 19. John Jost (1987-90) 20. Larry Friend (1980-84)* 21. Ken Sullivan (1982-85)* Keith McDaniel (1996-99) 23. Colin Eames (2002-05) 24. Kevin Durr (2009-12) 25. Derrick Toney (1984-87)*

G 65 54 40 41 36 31 34 28 35 31 32 27 30 30 27 28 20 24 22 15 23 21 17 18 16

A 19 31 18 14 20 24 18 30 15 12 10 18 9 7 12 9 24 13 16 29 12 15 22 19 22

Pts 149 139 98 96 92 86 86 86 85 74 74 72 69 67 66 65 64 61 60 59 57 57 56 55 54

Most Wins - Season

Most Assists - Career A 31 30 29 27 24* 24 22 22* 20 19 19

1. Chris Foster (1985-88) 2. Marcus Sagastume (2001-04) 3. Larry Friend (1980-84) 4. Chris Cullen (1990-93) 5. Dennis Ryan (1982-85) Dan Narzinski (1967-70) 7. Colin Eames (2002-05) Derrick Toney (1984-87) 9. Keith Beam (1977-80) 10. Kevin Durr (2009-12) Len Salvemini (1971-74)

1. 1980, ‘93 2. 1985, 1996

Fewest Losses - Season 1. 1957 2. 1956, ‘61

Best Winning Pct. - Season

1. Len Salvemini 2. Jim Thames 3. Dave Walick 4. Chris Foster 5. Glen Melia Dan Narzinski 7. Chris Foster 8. Len Salvemini Rob Behm 10. Dan Ulmer

Most Goals Scored - Season 1. 1980 2. 1969

Most Assists - Season Year 2003 1993 1985 1992 1989 1980

1. Marcus Sagastume Chris Cullen 3. Dennis Ryan 4. Dave Walick Willie Baumhofer Larry Friend

A 13 13 12 11 11 11

A 6 10 11 10 7 9 6 4 6 6

Pts 52 50 45 44 43 43 42 38 38 38

Most Goals - Career G 65 54 41 40 36 35 34 32 31 31

1. Rich Cullen 2. Matt Underwood 2. Matt Mennell

1996-99 2009-12 1993-95

Most Goals Scored - Game 1. 17 vs. Regis, 10-1-77 2. 16 vs. Rockmount, 10-13-82

Most Goals Allowed - Game

38 29 24

1. Len Salvemini 2. Jim Thames 3. Chris Foster Glen Melia Jeff Jacobs

G 23 20 18 18 18

Lowest GAA - Season 1. 1985 2. 1957

0.6 0.7

Most Wins - Season 1. Ralph Cyr 2. Rich Cullen

1980 1997

15 13

Most Shutouts - Season 1. 1998 2. 1980 & 1985

10 9

Most Saves - Career 1. Greg Schulze 2. Rich Cullen

1974-77 1996-99

1. Gene Kraay 2. Ralph Cyr

1969 1980

348 248

Fewest Goals Allowed - Season 1. 1957 2. 1962

145 117

Longest Unbeaten Streak

30 vs. No. Carolina 10/1/65 30 vs. Benedictine 10/3/65

Longest Winning Streak

Most Shutouts - Career 1. Rich Cullen 2. Greg Schulze

1996-99 1974-77

1. 9, 9-13-75 to 10-24-75 10-2-83 to 11-2-83

22 18

Scoring Margin - Season

Most Shutouts - Season 1. Ralph Cyr Rich Cullen

1980 1998

9 9

Best GAA - Career 1. Greg Schulze 2. Rich Cullen

1974-77 1996-99

1.12 1.18

Best GAA - Season 1. Matt Mennell 2. Jake Schenk

1993 2014

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7 8

1. 20 (15-0-5), 10-21-56 to 11-1-58 2. 17 (15-0-2), 9-27-87 to 9-23-88

Most Saves - Game 1. Hans Mueh

Most Goals - Season Year 1973 1965 1987 1988 1984

75 70

1. 9 vs. Portland, 9-28-01 2. 8 at Fresno State, 11-5-00 vs. Michigan St., 10-12-68

Most Saves - Season

1. Len Salvemini (1971-74) 2. Chris Foster (1985-88) 3. Ryan Schaeffer (1995-98) 4. Glen Melia (1985-88) 5. Keith Beam (1977-80) 6. Mike Hill (1977-79) 7. Drew Dougherty (1994-97) 8. Jim Thames (1962-65) 9. Rob Behm (1991-93) 10. Dan Narzinski (1967-70)

.900 (8-0-2) .789 (14-3-2)

Most Wins - Career

Most Points - Season G 23 20 17 17 18 17 18 17 16 16

0 1

1. 1957 2. 1985

Goaltender Records Year 1973 1965 1992 1986 1988 1969 1987 1972 1992 1969

15 14

0.85 0.93

1. 1980 2. 1969

+49 (75-26) +48 (70-22)

* Records for the following seasons (1957, 1962-67, 1983, 1986) are either missing or incomplete.


Air Force men’s SocceR Players in the pros

Len Salvemini (‘75) San Francisco Fog Kansas City Comets Memphis Americans

Glenn Melia (‘89) Colorado Foxes

Chris Foster (‘89) Colorado Foxes

Chris Cullen (‘94) Colorado Foxes

John Stratton (‘97) Colorado Foxes

Rich Cullen (‘00) Colorado Rapids

Kevin Durr (‘13) Seattle Sounders Colorado Springs Sidewinders

Marcus Sagastume (‘05) Colorado Rapids

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Air Force men’s SocceR All-Time Letterwinners

A Alfaro, Mike (2002) 1999-01 Allard, Gary S. (1974) 1972-73 Anderson, Matt P. (1997) 1994-96 Anderson, Thomas (1959) 1956 Angarole, Michael L. (1980) 1978-79 Archino, David T. (1959) 1958 Armstrong, Rex S. (1976) 1974-75 Arnold, Reginald (1991) 1988 Auston, David (2003) 2000-02 Axhoj, Tucker (2017) 2014-15

B Ballard, Michael P. (1972) 1969 Baltimore, Michael D. (1979) 1977-78 Barleben, Raymond J. (1970) 1967-69 Bartolone, Robert J. (1977) 1973-76 Baum, Kurt L. (1981) 1978-80 Baumhofer, Willie (1991) 1987-90 Beam, Keith W. (1981) 1977-80 Behm, Rob (1995) 1991-94 Belvill, Jason (2008) 2004-07 Bendjebar, Ralph H. (1969) 1966 Bennett, Jim E. Jr. (1989) 1987-88 Bennett, Ralph D. (1985) 1981-82 Bergeron, Brian (1994) 1990-93 Besson, Paul M. (1979) 1976 Biancur, Andrew (1960) 1957-59 Bieging, Ivan T. (1965) 1962-64 Bieler, Josh D. (2001) 1997-99 Bierschmitt, James (1991) 1987-90 Biglow, Alex (2012) 2008 Bingaman, Kirk (2010) 2009 Blaha, John E. (1965) 1962-64 Blair, Robert (2016) 2015 Blassie, Michael J. (1970) 1967-69 Bolin, Daniel (2005) 2001, 03-04 Bone, Tucker (2019) 2015 Bourque, Valmore W. (1959) 1956 Bottomly, Roc (1969) 1966 Brill, Michael Jon (1979) 1976, 1978 Brinlee, Zach (2012) 2008-09 Britt, Austin (2015) 2014 Brletich, Lee (2003) 2000 Brockington, Lex (1986) 1984-85 Brockman, John C. (1974) 1970-73 Brophy, Michael (2002) 1998-01 Brown, Ben (2001) 1998-99 Bryant, Hugh L. (1965) 1962-63 Burgener, James (1999) 1995-98 Burman, Steven W. (1967) 1965-66 Burnet, David M. (1973) 1971-72 Buss, Brent (1992) 1988-91 Buss, Hans A. (1981) 1977-79

C Campbell, John S. Jr. (1976) 1974 Carns, Michael P. (1959) 1956-58 Carpenter, Adelbert (1967) 1965-66 Carpenter, James T. (1959) 1957-58 Carroll, John (1984) 1981 Cavuoti, Frank M. (1985) 1981-82 Chacon, Oscar (2018) 2015 Charles, Marc (2011) 2007-08 Chavers, Jacob (2014) 2010 Chavez, Ben (2012) 2008-11 Cho, Sung (1986) 1982-85 Chock, Kelii H. (2001) 1997-98 Chronister, Casey (2004) 2000-03 Chung, Albert (1992) 1988-89 Clark, Jay (1993) 1990-92 Clark, Thomas (2003) 1999-02 Clarkston, Skyler (2006) 2002

Freeman, Bruce M. (1967) 1966 Friend, Lawrence W. (1985) 1980-84 Frobose, Trevor (2002) 1998-99 Fry, Matt (2005) 2001, 03

Clayton, Daniel (1997) 1994-96 Clayton, Roy M. III (1981) 1978-80 Clements, Roger F. (1976) 1975 Cobb, George N. (1967) 1965 Coe, Richard E. (1968) 1965-67 Cole, James L. (1964) 1963 Collier, Lance (1993) 1989, 1991 Compton, Patrick (2013) 2010-12 Connally, James (1959) 1956-58 Conrado, Tristan (2018) 2015 Cressy, Kyle (2012) 2008, 2010-11 Cruice, Edward J. III (1973) 1971-72 Cullen, Chris (1994) 1990-93 Cullen, Richard P. (2000) 1996-99 Cunningham, Curtis A. (1992) 1990 Currier, William R. (1960) 1957-59 Cyr, Ralph A. (1984) 1980-83

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D Dall, Jason (2009) 2005-08 Danforth, Lawrence A. (1974) 1973 Darling, Matt (1998) 1994-96 Davis, Carlos (1991) 1987-88 Davis, Gary K. (1969) 1966-68 Dean, Paul A. (1961) 1959-60 Delony, Billy G. (1960) 1957 Derrickson, Thomas (1959) 1957 Dewing, Austin (2019) 2015 Diaz, Tino (2005) 2001-04 Diesel, Thomas A. (1972) 1970 Dignazio, Timothy L. (1979) 1976-78 Dominguez, Mike (1996) 1992-95 Donnelly, Colin (1997) 1994 Dougal, Brian (2006) 2003 Dougherty, Drew (1998) 1994-97 Downey, Caleb (2014) 2010-13 Doyle, Robert J. (1978) 1975-77 Driscoll, Joseph E. (1964) 1962-63 Dronkers, Anthony A. (1977) 1974-76 Duffy, Timothy (1983) 1980-82 Duley, Cameron (2017) 2013-15 Dunbaker, Conner (2016) 2013 Dunn, Michael G. (1983) 1980 Durr, Kevin (2013) 2009-12 Dutchyshyn, Harry V. Jr. (1976) 1975 Dwyer, Robert J. (1959) 1956 Dydasco, Zane (2013) 2009-12

E Eames, Colin (2006) 2002-05 Elder, Blake (2017) 2013-14 Elliott, Dale S. (1966) 1965 Elsbernd, Paul (2007) 2005-06 Eshkenazi, Aaron (2010) 2007-09 Esparza, AJ (2017) 2013-15 Eszenyi, Steven A. (1965) 1964

F Fairlamb, Richard C. (1961) 1959-60 Felipe, Cody (2013) 2009 Ferraioli, Richard A. (1972) 1970-71 Finan, George K. III (1966) 1964-65 Fischer, Brian (1999) 1995-96 Fischer, Dan (1997) 1993-96 Fisher, Chris (1984) 1980-82 Fleming, Brent (2005) 2001 Flores, Matthew (2003) 2000 Fortuna, Jerry (1995) 1992-94 Foster, Chris (1989) 1985-88 Fournier, Cody (2005) 2002-04 Frazier, Alex (2015) 2011-14

Gaiser, Reid (2009) 2005-08 Gagliardi, Albert (1959) 1956-58 Gagliardi, Paul (2003) 2001-02 Gallo, Frank H. (1977) 1977 Gbelia, Peter (1993) 1989-92 George, William F. II (1968) 1966-67 Gesuale, Brian (1994) 1991-93 Getschow, Garrett (2013) 2008-12 Giesse, Lawrence J. (1973) 1970 Gilchrist, Michael H. (1968) 1966-67 Gingsumrong, Aphichart (2009) 2006-07 Gismondi, Mike (1998) 1994-95 Gismondi, Nick (1994) 1991-93 Goaziou, Brian (1991) 1987-90 Golz, Andrew (2012) 2008 Gomez, Jared (2010) 2006-07, 2009 Gonzalez, Leonel (1994) 1991 Gould, Patrick (2012) 2008-10 Graham, Randall J. (1972) 1970-71 Graves, Ronald E. (1985) 1981-84 Greenaway, Brendan (2007) 2004-06 Griffis, William E. II (1961) 1958-60 Gritsavage, John R. (1965) 1962-64 Guerrero, Austin, (2019) 2015 Guild, Richard E. (1963) 1960-62 Gullo, James (2010) 2007-09 Gustafson, Joe (2005) 2001-04 Guyette, Brian (2008) 2004-07

I-J Iudicello, Alphonse (1965) 1963-64 Jacobs, Jeff S. (1984) 1981-82 Jacobs, Jeffrey L. (1974) 1972 Janssen, Frank A. (1972) 1969-71 Jaszai, Steve (1986) 1983-85 Jeffords, Paul C. (1999) 1996-98 Jensen, Gus (2016) 2013-15 Johnson, Christopher (1975) 1973-74 Johnson, Christopher (1969) 1967-68 Jonak, Steven J. (1977) 1976 Jones, Brandon (2002) 1998-01 Jones, Jake (2013) 2010-12 Jost, John (1991) 1987-90

K Keeler, William H. (1972) 1971 Kelly, Sean M. (1976) 1974-75 Keohane, J. Sean (1977) 1974 Kern, Ben (2016) 2012-15 Kiefer, Kip (1996) 1992-95 Kim, Mitch (2014) 2011-13 Kirschman, Jeremiah (2004) 2000-03 Klazura, Brian (2014) 2010-13 Kline, Douglas R. (1971) 1968 Klopping, Chris B. (1997) 1994-96 Kneuer, Donavon (2001) 1997-00 Kochanski, Don J. (1985) 1981 Kolkmier, Thomas J. (1984) 1982 Korpak, Ken (1986) 1982-85 Kozma, William J. (1967) 1965-66 Kraay, Eugene S. (1971) 1968-70 Krail, Kelvin W. (1971) 1969-70 Kreis, Andrew (1991) 1989-90 Krott, Andrew D. (1977) 1975-76 Kuchlewski, Robert J. (1962) 1959-61

H Hakeman, Thomas G. (1969) 1966-68 Han, Daniel (2019) 2015 Hansel, Steven E. (1973) 1971-72 Hansen, David (1989) 1986-87 Hansen, Rich (1987) 1985-86 Harder, Jeffrey (1990) 1988-89 Hardie, Noah (1994) 1990-91 Hardison, Jasper (1960) 1959 Harrison, Booker (1972) 1970 Harrison, Brendan (2000) 1998-99 Hauck, Ian (2008) 2004-07 Haug, Joey (2016) 2013-15 Haycock, Parker (2010) 2006 Heaton, Robert K. (1965) 1963-64 Hebron, Edmund (1990) 1986, 88-89 Heer, Cole (2017) 2014 Heide, Donald R. (1964) 1962-63 Henry, Conor (2013) 2010-12 Hickman, Kyle D. (1984) 1980 Higgins, David K. (1970) 1968-69 Hill, Douglas E. (1983) 1979-82 Hill, Michael L. (1980) 1976-79 Hill, Zach (2016) 2013-15 Himelberger, Roderick (1963) 196162 Hoilman, Charles Jr. (1963) 1962-63 Holder, Ronald C. (1969) 1967 Hollingshead, Kristopher (2001) 1997 Holloway, Nathan (2007) 2003-06 Holoviak, Daniel R. (1965) 1962-64 Hornung, Matthew S. (1980) 1977 Hoxie, Austin (2007) 2003 Hoxie, Brian (2016) 2013 Huber, Henry M. (1970) 1968-69

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L Ladd, John R. (1971) 1968-70 Lakin, Terrence D. (1973) 1971-72 Lambert, Dave (1992) 1988-91 Lambert, Nate A. (1999) 1995-97 Lamont, Warren C. (1968) 1966-67 Lancaster, James W. Jr. (1968) 196566 Landers, John S. (1967) 1965-66 Landmann, Dwight D. (1976) 1974-75 Lanni, Joseph A. (1980) 1976-79 Lapinsky, Joe (2009) 2006 LaPorte, Jacob (2016) 2012-13 Lawhead, Peter (1988) 1985-87 Lawhead, Thomas J. (1983) 1980-82 Laye, Marty (2001) 1997-99 Lecraw, Christopher B. (1981) 197880 Leonard, Mark (1992) 1988-91 Leonard, Matt (1990) 1988-89 Leung, Casey (2008) 2005 Levin, Daniel E. (1982) 1978-80 Liller, John (1994) 1990-93 Littlefield, Wells (2001) 1999 Loberg, James C. (1969) 1967, 1969 Locker, Steven (2008) 2005-07 Long, Shea (1988) 1985-87 Longo, Raymond E. (1964) 1963 Lynch, Michael B. (1984) 1980-83 Lysenko, Michael Ray (1985) 1982


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Macias, Gabe (1993) 1990-92 Mansfield, Ryan (2003) 2000 Mantei, John (1959) 1956-58 Maqueda, Carlos (2006) 2002 Mariaca-Fell, Luis (1979) 1977-79 Marien, Chad (1991) 1987-90 Marple, Robert K. IV (1973) 1971-72 Marshall, Lyman W. (1962) 1960-61 Marton, Jaric (2018) 2014-15 Mathews, Chris (2008) 2005-07 Matocha, Matt (1998) 1994 Mauro, Michael (2013) 2009 Maynard, Michael (2006) 2003-05 McAtee, Thomas P. (1962) 1959, 1961 McBride, Phil H. (1978) 1974-76 McBroome, John J. (1966) 1963-65 McComsey, James T. (1964) 1962-63 McDaniel, Keith L. (2000) 1996-99 McDermott, Colin (2018) 2014 McDonald, Shannon (1995) 1991-94 McGillivray, Clay (2006) 2002-05 McGillivray, Scott (2015) 2012-14 McKenna, Pat (1987) 1984-86 McNabb, Duncan (2007) 2003-06 Melcher, John (2012) 2009-11 Melia, Glenn (1989) 1985-88 Mennell, Matt (1996) 1992-95 Merica-Jones, Noah (2003) 1999-02 Merz, Melvin J. (1959) 1957-58 Meyer, Kevin (2015) 2013-14 Miller, Britton (2002) 1999-01 Miller, Charles L. (1966) 1964 Miller, Richard B. Jr. (1967) 1966 Miller, Ronald E. (1961) 1959-60 Mills, Scott E. (1973) 1971-72 Milodragovich, David (2005) 2001-02 Modly, Zachary (2014) 2011, 13-14 Monroe, Earle S. (1965) 1964 Moore, Brian (1989) 1987 Moore, Franklin H. (1967) 1965 Morgan, Matt (1990) 1989 Moser, Robert W. (1972) 1969 Moses, Kyle (2011) 2007-10 Mossbrook, David W. (1966) 1963-65 Mrosla, Duane F. (1968) 1965-67 Muckley, David E. (1973) 1970-72 Mueh, Hans J. (1966) 1964-65 Muir, Scott (2006) 2003-05 Murphy, Tim (1997) 1994-96 Myers, Todd (2006) 2003-05

O’Briene, Thomas S. (1968) 1966 Olson, Karl R. (1978) 1975-77 Olson, James E. (1963) 1961 Olson, Norris O. (1959) 1956-58 Ostrom, Bill (1992) 1989-91

N Nalepa, Tom (1989) 1986 Nannen, Josh (2010) 2006 Narzinski, Daniel P. (1972) 1968-71 Narzinski, Paul J. (1975) 1972-74 Neal, Thomas A. (1980) 1978-79 Neeley, Jaime (2009) 2005 Nesbitt, Patrick M. (1967) 1965-66 Newcomb, Sidney H. (1960) 1957-59 Nielsen, Chris A. (2000) 1997 Nielson, Steve W. (1962) 1959-61 Niezen, Alejandro J. (1979) 1975-77 Nigro, Andy (2008) 2004-07 Noller, Steven (2010) 2006, 2008-09 Norton, Daniel (2009) 2007 Nowotny, Paul (1986) 1982-85 Nutter, Mike (1987) 1985-86

P Pacheco, Travis (1995) 1993-94 Page, Stephen S. (1970) 1968 Parker, Hugh A. (1972) 1969-71 Parker, Klinton (2019) 2015 Parker, Scott D. (1973) 1970-72 Patriquin, Allen C. (1976) 1973-75 Patriquin, Louis (1989) 1986-87 Payne, Matt (2014) 2011-13 Peacock, Phillip (2003) 2000 Pederson, David J. (1962) 1959-61 Pena, Juan (1988) 1985 Perry, James M. (1965) 1962-64 Phan, Wayne (1990) 1987, 1989 Pickens, Brian (1986) 1983-85 Pompa, Byron R. (1999) 1995-98 Potter, Michael JW (1979) 1976 Powers, Victor C. (1973) 1971-72 Pratzner, Phil (1987) 1984-86 Preuss, Anthony X. (1974) 1970 Pueffenbarger, John E. (1978) 197577 Pujats, Trey (2018) 2014-15 Pulley, Jeff (1996) 1993-95

R Rabe, Matt (2002) 1999-01 Raber, Peter J. (2000) 1996-97 Rabinowitch, Peter (1990) 1988 Rama, Andy (1989) 1985-88 Ramos, Clint (2014) 2010-11 Rana, A.J. (2014) 2010 Rayburn, Bentley B. (1975) 1973 Reaves, Michael E. (1968) 1966-67 Reinhart, Daniel L. (1980) 1977-79 Rendon, Anthony (2005) 2002 Renschen, James H. (1964) 1961-63 Reyes, Mitchell (2007) 2003 Rhynard, Josh (2010) 2006-09 Richert, Martin E. (1960) 1958 Rickards, Cyrus J. (1963) 1960-62 Riggins, Archie S. III (1978) 1976-78 Riley, T.W. (1971) 1970 Robinson, Bart (2001) 1998 Robinson, Hunter (2017) 2015 Robinson, Ryan (2011) 2007-09 Roby, Randy (1987) 1986 Rodman, Harry E. Jr. (1965) 1962-64 Roe, David (1962) 1960-61 Rosenberger, Brett (1995) 1992-93 Ross, Alexander M (1964) 1961-63 Rosser, Kevin (2010) 2006-09 Rossillon, Kevin (2013) 2010-12 Rowan, Clay (1984) 1981, 1983 Rowan, Richard A. (1967) 1965-66 Ruiz, A.J. (2002) 1999-01 Ruth, Richard G. (1975) 1973-74 Ryan, Dennis (1986) 1982-85

Samayoa, Abinadi (2016) 2012, 15 Sanders, Josh (2007) 2003-04 Sands, Marc (1994) 1992-93 Savage, Paul W. (1978) 1976-77 Schaefer, Scott A. (1989) 1985-88 Schaeffer, Ryan D. (1999) 1995-98 Schafer, Kyle (2011) 2007-08, 2010 Schaller, Robert (1962) 1959-61 Schaller, Robert N. (1969) 1967-68 Schattle, Walter P. (1982) 1979-81 Schenk, Jacob (2017) 2013-14 Schill, David (2006) 2003-05 Schiller, Gregory J. (1985) 1982 Schneider, Paul G. (1973) 1969 Schultz, James H. (1968) 1964-67 Schulze, Greg A. (1978) 1974-77 Selzer, Brett (2009) 2005-06 Seiffert, William C. (1977) 1976 Setterquist, Francis L. (1966) 1965 Shamess, James M. (1974) 1972-73 Shewmaker, Larry A. (1961) 1959 Shiembob, Edward (1981) 1978-80 Shine, John J. III (1975) 1971-74 Silvester, Terry (1970) 1967-68 Sims, John (2018) 2015 Singer, Donald (1960) 1958-59 Singer, Robert D. (1981) 1977-80 Smith, Allan (2002) 1999-00 Smith, Richard B. (1970) 1968-69 Sonnenberg, Scott B. (1969) 1966-68 Soucy, Robert R. II (1977) 1973-76 Spear, John (2010) 2006 Speshock, Joseph (2016) 2013 Staples, Jon R. (1962) 1960-62 Stephens, Tracy G. (1974) 1971-73 Stratton, John (1997) 1993-96 Streetor, Xavier (1981) 1980 Suito-Acuna, Fernando (2011) 2010 Sullivan, Cody (2014) 2011 Sullivan, Ken (1986) 1983-85 Sullivan, Nico (2013) 2009 Svanoe, Kennerd E. (1967) 1967 Swaim, Allan L. Jr. (1970) 1967-69 Sweeney, Allan R. (1965) 1964 Sweigart, David L. (1960) 1959 Szostak, Paul (1990) 1987-88

Villamaria, Luke (2016) 2013-15 Villella, Matt (1994) 1991-93

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Talbot, Timothy R. (1982) 1979 Tamkun, John E. (1975) 1973-74 Taylor, John C. (1961) 1958-60 Taylor, Mike (2003) 1999-02 Thames, James D. (1966) 1963-65 Thompson, Dale Jr. (1960) 1957-59 Thrasher, Michael (2014) 2012-13 Tilton, John (2011) 2007-10 Tise, Eric (2013) 2009-12 Toney, Derrick (1988) 1984-87 Toth, Brian (1994) 1992-93 Tracey, Richard E. (1959) 1956-58 Twohig, Thomas F. (1978) 1976-77 Tyger, Jeremy C. (1995) 1991-93

U Ulmer, Daniel C. (1971) 1968-70 Underwood, Matt (2013) 2010-12 Uransel, Alec (2013) 2009

S Sabella, Jeff (1993) 1990-92 Sadlowski, Donald G. (1980) 1978-79 Sagastume, Marcus (2005) 2001-04 Sagastume, Ryan A. (2001) 1997-00 Salvemini, Len A. (1975) 1971-74

V Van Balen, Eric (1991) 1988-90 Verfuss, Gary R. (1963) 1960-61 Villalobos, Anthony (1977) 1975-76

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W Wade, Trevor (2013) 2010-12 Walick, David (1993) 1989-92 Walker, Jamil (2003) 1999 Walker, Shaka (1996) 1994-95 Walsh, Dan (2004) 2000-03 Walsh, Gregory C. (1981) 1977-80 Ward, Ryan (2017) 2013-15 Warner, Daniel J. (1995) 1991-92 Warren, Michael W. (1981) 1978-79 Warren, Wayne W. (1969) 1966-68 Wasson, Daniel (2006) 2002-03 Webb, Thomas P. Jr. (1972) 1969-71 Weeks, Joseph D. (1970) 1967-68 Weight, Robert H. (1962) 1959-60 Weiland, Michael J.P. (1979) 1976-78 Weintraub, Dave (1986) 1983-85 Welch, Luke (2015) 2011-14 Welliver, Terrence (2002) 1999-01 Wendt, John (2018) 2014-15 Whalen, Eugene R. (1969) 1966-68 White, James B. (1964) 1963 Wildermuth, Roger L. (1971) 1970 Wilkinson, William F. (1968) 1965 Williams, Horace L. (1984) 1980 Williams, Timothy J. (1985) 1981-82 Williams, Wesley A. (2000) 1996-99 Wilson, Eric (2012) 2008-11 Wilson, James F. (1963) 1962 Wilson, Scott (1973) 1972 Wong, Damon (2007) 2003-06 Woodbury, Roger C. (1961) 1958-60 Woodhouse, Todd A. (1984) 1980-82 Wright, Sean (1986) 1982-85 Wynn, Mark S. (1978) 1976-77

Y-Z Yasuhara, Thomas T. (1974) 1973 Zapata, Robert D. (1980) 1977-79 Zimmerman, John E. (1963) 1960-62 Zimmerman, John A. (1974) 1972-73 Zindel, Garrett C. (1999) 1995-98


The Air Force Academy The United States Air Force Academy offers a four-year program of instruction and experience designed to educate, train and inspire men and women to become officers of character, motivated to lead the United States Air Force in service to our nation. Each cadet graduates with a bachelor of science degree and a commission as a second lieutenant in the Air Force. Course of Study Cadets are exposed to a balanced curriculum that provides the knowledge, skills and responsibilities essential to a career Air Force officer. The entire USAFA experience is integrated and mapped to achieve a set of desired outcomes in every graduate. The core academic curriculum includes courses in basic sciences, engineering, social sciences and humanities. Cadets take additional elective courses to complete requirements for one of 32 major areas of study. About 50 percent of the cadets complete majors in science and engineering; the remainder graduate in the social sciences and humanities. Some of the most popular majors include management, aeronautical engineering, foreign area studies, history, behavioral science, civil engineering, astronautical engineering, electrical engineering and engineering mechanics. Faculty Composition The majority of the Academy’s faculty members, more than 500 total, are Air Force officers. They are selected primarily from career-officer volunteers who have established outstanding records of performance and dedication. Each has at least a master’s degree and more than 55 percent have doctorates or other terminal degrees in their field of study. About 30 percent of the faculty are civilians who bring great depth of disciplinary and educational expertise and provide academic stability and continuity. Faculty members are intensely focused on cadet learning as an integral part of their officer development. The Air Force Academy has been ranked No. 1 in the nation for the most accessible and involved faculty. To provide greater contributions by a diverse faculty, the Academy has several distinguished visiting professors and endowed professors who serve one or more years. Officers from other services, as well as officers from allied countries are also members of the faculty. Distinguished civilian and military lecturers also share their expertise with the cadets during the academic year. Athletic Program The Academy’s athletic program is designed to improve physical fitness, teach athletic skills and develop leadership qualities. To achieve its goals, the Academy offers some of the most extensive physical education, intramural sports and intercollegiate athletic programs in the nation. Cadets take at least three different physical education courses each year.

Military Education and Training An air, space and cyberspace-oriented military education, training and leadership program begins with basic cadet training and continues throughout the four years. Seniors are responsible for the organizational leadership of the cadet wing, while juniors and sophomores seek to develop team and interpersonal leadership and instructional skills. Cadets are projected into as many active leadership roles as possible to prepare them to be effective Air Force officers. Fundamental concepts of military organization -- drill, ethics, honor, Air Force heritage and physical training -- are emphasized the first summer during basic cadet training. Freshmen then study the military role in United States society as well as the mission and organization of the Air Force. Sophomores receive instruction in communication skills and juniors study the combat and operational aspects of the Air Force. The Academy offers courses in flying, navigation, soaring and parachuting, building from basic skills to instructor duties. Some cadets may fly light aircraft with the Cadet Flying Team. Summer training for cadets is divided into three, three-week training periods. There are a variety of programs available and each cadet is required to complete two training periods each summer with leave during the other period. All new cadets take six weeks of basic cadet training in their first summer. Combat survival training is a required threeweek program during cadets’ second summer. For other second-summer training periods, cadets have options such as working with Airmen in an operational unit at an Air Force installation, airborne parachute training, soaring or basic free-fall parachute training. During their last two summers, all cadets are offered leadership training as supervisors or instructors in the summer programs listed above. Extracurricular activities also are an integral part of the education program. The cadet ski club, drum and bugle corps, cadet chorale and forensics are a few of the programs available. Nominations Nominations to the Academy may be obtained through a congressional sponsor or by meeting eligibility criteria in other categories of competition established by law. For information on admission procedures, write to HQ USAFA/RRS; 2304 Cadet Drive, Suite 200; USAF Academy, CO 80840-5025 or go to:

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History of The Academy In 1948, a board of leading civilian and military educators was appointed to plan the curriculum for an academy that would meet the needs of the newly established Air Force. The board determined that Air Force requirements could not be met by expanding the other service academies and recommended an Air Force Academy be established without delay. In 1949, then Secretary of the Air Force W. Stuart Symington appointed a commission to assist in selecting a site and on April 1, 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower authorized creation of the United States Air Force Academy. After considering 580 sites in 45 states, the commission narrowed the choice to three locations. The summer of 1954, Secretary of the Air Force Harold Talbott selected a site near Colorado Springs, Colo. Colorado contributed $1 million toward purchase of the property. In July 1955, the first Academy class entered interim facilities at Lowry Air Force Base, Denver, while construction began. It was sufficiently completed for occupancy by the cadet wing in late August 1958. Initial construction cost was $142 million. Women entered the Academy on June 28, 1976, as members of the class of 1980.


Air Force Academy Senior Leadership Lt. Gen. Michelle D. Johnson is Superintendent, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo. She directs a fouryear academic, military training, athletic and character development program leading to a bachelor’s degree and commission as an Air Force officer. The general is a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy’s Class of 1981. After graduating from the Academy, she completed graduate studies as a Rhodes Scholar before earning her pilot wings in 1984. Johnson has held numerous command positions at the group, wing and numbered Air Force level, and came to the Academy after serving as the Deputy, Chief of Staff, Operation and Intelligence, Supreme

Vice Superintendent Colonel David Harris

Commandant of Cadets Brig. General Stephen C. Williams

Dean of Faculty Brig. General Andrew Armacost

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Headquarters Allies Powers Europe, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Casteau, Belgium. She has served in various assignments in air mobility, airlift and tanker flying operations and training, academic instruction and personnel. A command pilot, the general has more than 3,600 flying hours in the C-141, T-41, KC-10, C-17, C-5 and the KC-14 aircraft. The general’s military awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, Aerial Achievement Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal, Combat Readiness Medal with oak leaf cluster, National Defense Service Medal with bronze star, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal with bronze star and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.

Commander, 10th ABW

Colonel Troy Dunn

Command Chief CMSgt Max Grindstaff


Air Force Director of Athletics

Jim Knowlton Director of Athletics Jim Knowlton begins his second full year as the director of athletics at the Air Force Academy. Knowlton joined the Academy as the 11th director of athletics on March 22, 2015. He oversees 27 intercollegiate varsity sports, physical education, intramurals and all physical testing and evaluation at the Academy. Knowlton’s first year at the Academy was tremendously successful. The Falcons celebrated a school-best Learfield Director’s Cup standing of 52nd which led the Mountain West for the first time in school history and was tops among the three service academies for the fifth straight year. Air Force celebrated five conference championships (men’s cross country, men’s indoor and outdoor track, men’s swimming and diving and lacrosse) which tied as the most in a single year in Academy history. A school-record 11 coaches were named coach of the year and 45 cadet-athletes earned All-American status, the best in school history. The Academy had four multi-sport All-Americans, including two first-ever Division I women’s All-American honorees, and three athletes earn trips to the Olympic Trials. Senior marksman David Higgins became the first to earn a spot on an Olympic team as a cadet, earning a spot on the shooting team. Several other initiatives were started that have the athletic department on the move. The athletic department vision has been put into a strategic plan that is in step with the Academy’s intent and posted on the athletics’ website. In addition, Knowlton has furthered the department’s culture of excellence and developed a culture and climate officer that has met with all 27 intercollegiate teams to teach healthy relationship training. An athletic department reorganization incorporated the department’s non-profit entity, the Air Force Academy Athletic Corporation (AFAAC), into the department easing processes and improving communication. The two worked together to extend the department’s Nike contract which doubled the financial support received from the previous contract for athletics. One of the primary emphasis areas has been community outreach and the department has moved forward in several areas. A fan engagement committee was formed and athletic department staff and coaches have been active in the community speaking to special interest groups. The department moved a ticket and merchandise store to downtown Colorado Springs and the football team’s annual spring game was played at Fountain Fort Carson High School, bringing military leaders from Peterson Air Force Base and Fort Carson Army Base together with the Academy leadership. The department announced the first of a concert series in Falcon Stadium with Tim McGraw headlining a star-studded event in September. Several more are in the works, along with several other special event attractions to the base. One of the most noticeable improvements to the fan experience is a new video board at Falcon Stadium. The new board is the largest in the conference and among the service academies.

Knowlton led several initiatives that have benefited all cadets, in addition to intercollegiate athletes. The department started the Falcon Fuel program, installing re-fueling stations outside weight rooms for all 4,000 cadets at the Academy. Cadets can refuel their bodies before and after workouts with healthy snacks and drinks. The Air Force Pride Clubs saw donations double to over $1 million while intramural championships were moved to the best athletic venues including Falcon Stadium and Clune Arena. Prior to the Air Force Academy, Knowlton served as the director of athletics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and was responsible for overseeing the Institute’s 12 men’s and 11 women’s NCAA intercollegiate varsity teams and three junior varsity squads, involving more than 600 student-athletes, as well as intramurals. In his time in Troy, Knowlton helped develop the strategic vision for the athletic department, implemented a new athletics branding initiative, increased two-way communication with the student-athletes, created and filled many key positions, and facilitated renovations to the Houston Field House as well as the construction of the $102M first phase of Rensselaer’s East Campus Athletic Village. Knowlton was selected as the National Association of Collegiate Director’s of Athletics (NACDA) Under Armour Division III Athletic Director of the Year in 2011. Knowlton also represented Rensselaer serving on several national committees, including the NACDA executive committee, the board of College Hockey, Inc. and as the chair of the NCAA Division I men’s Ice Hockey committee. Prior to joining Rensselaer, Knowlton served as the director of the Center for Enhanced Performance at the United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. In that position, he led a staff of 50 professionals who delivered training for peak performance in athletics, academics, and military endeavors to cadets, soldiers, and athletes both on and off the West Point campus. From 2003 to 2006 Knowlton served as both deputy and interim director for the athletics department at West Point, where he led a staff of more than 200 people and supervised 25 intercollegiate athletic programs with more than 1,000 student-athletes. During his tenure, West Point set the stage to earn its first NCAA national championship in more than 50 years. Knowlton received a bachelor’s degree in engineering in 1982 from West Point, where he was a four-year letterwinner and captain of the varsity hockey team. After 10 years of organizational leadership positions of increasing responsibility in the U.S. Army, Knowlton received a master’s in civil engineering from Cornell University. He returned to West Point in 1992 to teach in the civil and mechanical engineering department, after which he was selected to lead and manage larger and more complex organizations within the Army, ultimately leading a battalion of 750 men and women while stationed at Ft. Carson, Colo., before deploying to Iraq. Knowlton is a registered professional engineer in the state of Virginia. His awards and decorations include the Ranger Tab, the Air Assault Badge, and the Senior Parachutist Badge. Knowlton and his wife, Corey, have five sons: Jimmy, Patrick, Christopher, Mark and Shawn.

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Air Force Vice Director of Athletics Few schools in the country have an athletic program as extensive as the Air Force Academy’s.

Col. Brian A. Hill Vice Director of Athletics

The goals of the athletic program are to enhance the physical conditioning of all cadets, to develop the physical skills necessary for officership, to teach leadership in a competitive environment and to build character. There are three divisions of the athletic program: intercollegiate athletics, intramurals and physical education. The intercollegiate program has 17 men’s and 10 women’s NCAA-sanctioned teams, facing some of the top competition in the nation. Men’s teams are football, baseball, basketball, ice hockey, cross-country, fencing, golf, gymnastics, indoor and outdoor track, lacrosse, rifle, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, water polo and wrestling. The Academy fields women’s teams in basketball, crosscountry, fencing, gymnastics, rifle, indoor and outdoor track, swimming and diving, soccer, tennis and volleyball. In addition, the Academy sponsors two non-NCAA programs; boxing and cheerleading. The majority of the Academy’s men’s and women’s programs compete at the NCAA Division I level in the Mountain West Conference. The Falcons compete in this conference against teams from Boise State, Colorado State, Fresno State, Hawai’i (football only), Nevada, New Mexico, San Diego State, San Jose State, UNLV, Utah State and Wyoming. All sports also compete against non-conference opponents, including many nationally ranked teams. The football team competes annually for the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy, which is emblematic of service academy football supremacy. The Falcons have won the trophy 19 times, which is more than any other academy. The USAFA Cadet Field House is one of the most impressive athletic facilities in the country. It’s a modern, versatile structure with seemingly endless uses. The $5.6 million building is five stories high and 396 feet by 426 feet, the size of three football fields laid side by side. The structure is divided into three areas--basketball arena, ice hockey arena and multipurpose area. The three sections have a combined seating capacity of more than 9,000.

Col. Brian A. Hill is the vice athletic director at the Air Force Academy. A 1991 Academy graduate, he began his current assignment in June, 2015. Hill was the Vice Commander, 92nd Air Refueling Wing, Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., from July 2013June 2015. The 92nd ARW provides KC-135 aircraft and aircrews to support world-wide aerial refueling and airlift missions in support of the Department of Defense. Prior to this assignment, he was a student at the Air War College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. Colonel Hill also served as Commander, 96th Air Refueling Squadron, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. Prior to his command assignment, Colonel Hill was the Deputy Executive Assistant to the Commander, Headquarters United States Pacific Command, Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii. A veteran of Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, Southern Watch, Joint Forge and Joint Endeavor, Hill earned his commission from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1991. He is a command pilot with more than 3,100 hours in the T-1, T-3, T-37, T-38, C-130E/H and the KC-135R/T aircraft. Hill earned his master’s degree in physical education from the University of Northern Colorado in 1995 and a master’s in strategic studies from Air War College at Maxwell AFB, Ala. A three-year letterman on the Air Force football team, Hill was a team captain and second-team all-conference selection at inside linebacker in 1990. He was the Air Force Academy male MVP for the 1990-91 academic year. Hill and his wife, Suzette, has one son, Brayden, who is a senior at the Academy.

Clune Arena seats 5,858. The Cadet Ice Rink has a seating capacity of 2,470, while the multipurpose area seats 1,000 fans for track and field competitions. The $4.1-million renovation to the Cadet Track Stadium, the outdoor home of the Air Force track and field team, was completed in the fall of 2011 and is one of the premier track and field facilities in the nation. The Holaday Athletic Center, a $15.5 million completely donor funded indoor training facility, was completed in July 2011. The Cadet Fitness Center is a $9.5 million, Military Construction project, home of the Air Force Academy’s fencing practice facility and aerobics/weight lifting facility that contains a nearly 33-foot climbing wall, opened in May 2012.

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2016 Air Force Men's Soccer Media Guide  
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